What's New 3-19-21

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Verve

We Are is a career-changing album from musician and activist Jon Batiste. We Are celebrates Black American culture and music while exploring themes of lineage, authenticity, excellence and evolution. This album is about honoring roots and traditions, while looking forward to the future and constantly evolving. Featuring Mavis Staples, Zadie Smith, PJ Morton, Trombone Shorty, Kizzo, Autumn Rowe, Steve Jordan, and many more.

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Domino Record Co.

The Sydney-based rock trio’s follow up to their debut album Lost Friends, is an astonishing collection of 12 songs that are deeply personal, courageous, and rattling. Singer Hannah Joy sums up the title track as, “a simple song about people being tiny and our lives being fleeting but also that we are epic and great. It’s finding the beauty and majesty of the everyday. Life is gory and boring sometimes: it’s both hectic and mundane and we have to accept both.”

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New West

On August 20, 2020 the world lost an amazing light with the passing of Justin Townes Earle. Justin's father, Steve Earle, pays tribute to his son by recording an album of songs written by Justin titled, J.T. The album consists of ten Justin Townes Earle songs as well as one song written by Mr. Earle shortly after Justin's passing. J.T. is a loving tribute to a loved son and beautiful songsmith who left this earth too early. All proceeds from this release will be put into a trust for Justin’s 3 year old daughter, Etta.

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Epitaph

Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold shares, “Shore feels like a relief, like you’d feel when your feet finally hit sand after getting caught in a riptide. It’s a celebration of life in the face of death, honoring our lost musical heroes, from David Berman to John Prine to Judee Sill to Bill Withers, embracing the joy and solace they brought to our lives and honoring their memory. Shore is an object levitating between the magnetic fields of the past and the future.”

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Legacy

Still Woman Enough celebrates women in country music. From her homage to the originators, Mother Maybelle Carter and the Carter Family, through a new interpretation of her very first single, "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl," Lynn acknowledges her role in the continuum of American country music while her duets with Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, Margo Price and Tanya Tucker find her sharing the musical torch with some of the brightest lights and biggest stars in contemporary pop-country.

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