Round two of new releases in June. I've included info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here to check out releases that dropped over the past few months ...
BoDeans, American Made (F&A/MRI)
The Milwaukee-based quintet band plays Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Thursday just after the release of their 11th studio album, which finds singer, songwriter and band creative force Kurt Neumann getting introspective as he relates his experiences and feelings about growing up in the blue collar heartland and chasing the American dream.
Jonathan Boulet, We Keep The Beat Found The Sound See The Need To Start The Heart (Modular)
The sophomore solo record from the Australian folk-pop multi-instrumentalist. Watch the video for triumphant percussion-fused second single "This Song is Called Ragged" below.
The Bouncing Souls, Comet (Rise)
The New Jersey punk rockers hit State Theatre this Fri., June 15, in support of their ninth and latest full-length.
Capital 6, Pretty Lost (Light Organ Records)
Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ashes and Roses (Zoe / Rounder)
The Constellations, Do It For Me (429 Records)
Brian Culbertson, Dreams (Verve)
The dB's, Falling Off The Sky (Bar None)
Dent May, Do Things (Paw Tracks)
A former student of film at NYU who dropped out and retreated back to his Mississippi hometown to pursue music, May has been in and out of bands since beginning his career as a songwriter and musician at the ripe young age of 12. He's issued several solo records spanning ukulele tunes, dance tracks and even a psych-country rock opera called Cowboy Maloney's Electric City. He currently crafts charming indie pop marked by "cosmic synths, funky guitars, analog drum machines, loopy bass lines, and massive vocal harmonies." Listen to latest single "Home Groan" after the jump and check out the rest of this week's new releases.