new for June 26
Corb Lund - Agricultural Tragic - New West Records
Corb Lund embraces his rich and rustic western heritage with a style thatís unique, honest and resolute, while touching on a range of cowboy themes ó from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the sombre realities of running a modern family ranch. As a descendant of many generations of rodeo contestants and ranchers, he sings about a life that he and his ancestors have lived themselves, paired with his quick-witted, wry observations of todayís world. As a result of his heritage and the ten years he spent touring the world with his indie rock band, Corbís writing resonates emphatically with rural and urban audiences alike. Itís a classic sound with a twist, something of a rarity these days, but one that evokes the spirit of the American West, past and present.†Corb Lundís 11th studio album, Agricultural Tragic, finally puts a name to the genre heís been embodying all of these years.
Khruangbin - Mordechai†-†Dead Oceans
Khruangbin has always been multilingual, weaving far-flung musical languages†like East Asian surf-rock, Persian funk, and Jamaican dub into mellifluous†harmony. But on its third album, itís finally speaking out loud. Mordechai features vocals prominently on nearly every song, a first for the mostly†instrumental band. Itís a shift that rewards the risk, reorienting Khruangbinís†transportive sound toward a new sense of emotional directness, without losing†the spirit of nomadic wandering thatís always defined it. And it all started with†them coming home.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Mothers 1970 [4CD Box Set] - Zappa Records
Frank Zappa & The Mothers -"The Mothers 1970" - A 4-CD collection commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Mothers with 70 unreleased tracks. Personnel includes Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan (Flo & Eddie), George Duke, Ian Underwood, Jeff Simmons and Aynsley Dunbar. Featuring unheard studio sessions from Trident Studios in London England with engineer Roy Thomas Baker, and historical live performances mostly captured by Zappa's own tape recorder. Clam Shell Box with 4 discs, booklet and a button.
Paul Weller - On Sunset - Verve
Paul Wellerís 15th solo album, On Sunset, is a soul album. At the same time itís an electronic album, an orchestral album, an album packed with classic pop songs and heart-tugging ballads, and an album filled with touches of experimentalism. Itís also an album that sees Weller taking a rare glance into the rear-view mirror as he speeds into the 2020s.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our†New Releases†charts by week section.