Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Early '09 Release Forecast....

I figured the best way to get back in the groove of posting was to begin with a little Album Release Forecast. I've had this in mind for a while, but kept putting it off because so many of the expected releases I know of don't have much substantiating evidence. Thanks to MySpace for keeping me in the loop with most of these bands' happenings, but as you can see, there are many details still left to be determined.

February 2009

Dan Auerbach ~ Keep It Hid (2/10/09)

Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach has decided to step away from his rhythm-making partner for a solo album. The tracks I've heard show a style more geared toward the vocals - which are quite smooth - but still as groovy as anything from The Keys.
1. Trouble Weighs a Ton
2. I Want Some More
3. Heartbroken, in Disrepair
4. Because I Should
5. Whispered Words
6. Real Desire
7. When the Night Comes
8. Mean Monsoon
9. Keep It Hid
10. My Last Mistake
Pre-order the Cd/LP here.

Ryan Adams ~ Extra Cheese - Valentines Day EP (2/10/09)

Looks like Lost Highway is gonna suck everything they can out of their contract with Ryan. This rehashing of old love songs from Ryan will only appease those people that actually enjoyed Cardinology. It will only be available through iTunes ($3.99). Stay tuned here and I may just post these tracks before it comes out.
1. Two
. Blossom
3. Answering Bell

4. Evergreen

5. My Love For You is Real

6. Desire

7. Hey There, Mrs. Lovely

March 2009

Justin Townes Earle ~ Midnight At The Movies (3/3/09)

Dropping in March is the new one from JTE. had the pleasure of hearing this album early and wrote up a little review. There will also be a limited edition vinyl version of Midnight At The Movies. Here's the song that I mentioned hearing (and adoring) at his show back in December made available on the Bloodshot Records website.
1. Midnight at the Movies
2. What I Mean To You
3. They Killed John Henry

4. Mama's Eyes

5. Dirty Rag

6. Can't Hardly Wait

7. Black Eyed Suzy

8. Poor Fool

9. Halfway to Jackson

10. Someday I'll Be Forgiven For This

11. Walk Out

12. Here We Go Again

The Roadside Graves ~ My Son's Home

Folk outfit The Roadside Graves' new one is scheduled for a Spring Release on their new label Autumn Tone Records. Although no release date or tracklist has been divulged, more info can be found here.

My Son's Home(Demo)
Far & Wide

April 2009

The Felice Brothers ~ Yonder Is The Clock (4/7/09)

Hoping to make 2009 as big a year as '08 was for them, The Felice Brothers have a new album scheduled for a spring release as well as a slew of tour dates - including some with Old Crow Medicine Show. I'm planning on attending the New Orleans show on February 13th. Here's the tracklist for their upcoming album which will also be available on vinyl:
1. The Big Surprise
2. Penn Station
3. Buried In Ice
4. Chicken Wire
5. Ambulance Man
6. Sailor Song

7. Katie Dear
8. Run Chicken Run
9. All When We Were Youn
10. Boy from Lawrence County

11. Memphis Flu

12. Cooperstown

13. Rise and Shine

Slaid Cleaves ~ Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away (4/14/09)

Slaid's last album was released in 2006 and was a covers compilation. I, therefore, have extremely high hopes for the songs that will make up this new one.
1. Cry
2. Hard to Believe
3. Beyond Love
4. Green Mountains and Me
5. Run Jolee Run
6. Dreams
7. Black T Shirt
8. Tumbleweed Stew
9. Twistin'
10. Beautiful Thing
11. Temporary

Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers ~ Songs In The Night (4/28/09)

Samantha's first full-length album is one of my most anticipated releases to be mentioned yet. Likewise, she's gaining quite the critical buzz around the net. From the mixture of songs I heard at this show and the ones she did for Daytrotter (which is more than half), Songs In The Night should be a stellar debut.
1. Rising Sun
2. Songs in the Night
3. Long Division
4. Get the Fever Out
5. Bananafish Revolution
6. Scissor Tales
7. Devils In Boston
8. Bullfight (Change Your Mind)
9. Calm Down
10. You Never Know
11. The Dam Song

Other Notes:

Reigning This Mornin'... album champion These United States stated briefly in a MySpace bulletin that they have a new album in the works - no details or release date though.

The Avett Brothers have mentioned that their next full-length release on American (Columbia) Records, produced by Rick Rubin, will see a Summer Release.

Bombadil told us that their next album for Ramseur Records will be produced by Scott Solter.

The Fleet Foxes mentioned today that they have begun preparations for recording their next album - in a rented house in Port Townsend, WA.

Ramsuer Records has reported that The Everybodyfields hope to get a new album out "later this year."

Band of Horses have not given out an album title or release date, but I've heard that they have done some recording at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama as well as Echo Mountain Studios in Asheville, NC.

It's been six years since the last Gillian Welch album, but rumor still has it that there is one due this year.


  1. Brutal by Lost Highway. When you consider how many unreleased sons Ryan Adams has, to release an 8 song EP of 6 retreads and one early demo is pretty lame.

  2. Don't forget there's a bunch o' good tribute albums coming out in the next few months, too, including tributes to Doug Sahm and Chris Gaffney -- both of which will feature many top names from the roots/folk world, from Dave Alvin to A. Escovedo. Songs:Illinois had the Gaffney note a few weeks ago, and I've heard the 6-song preview of the Sahm cuts; sounds like it's going to be some great stuff on both...

  3. On Slaid Cleaves' myspace page, the title indicates the release is 4/14/09. I'm pretty sure his wife maintains the site, so I think it's good info.

  4. Thanks stardiver. Noted and adjusted.

    I had given up on his MySpace after it hadn't been updated in a while, but then I found the date and even a tracklist in his store.

  5. It sounds as if the RA EP will be even more disappointing, as Extra Cheese is the title of the EP, not a new song. 7 tracks total

  6. A-ha. That's probably why I couldn't figure out what song that was. Thanks for the heads-up.