Paul Weller (Photo courtesy Black Box)
We may be cursed to be in the midst a global pandemic, buffeted by all of its stresses and pain, but everyone knows that art provides succour, that music is the most reliable balm.
For many there is further significant comfort to be drawn from the knowledge that Paul Weller is in the midst of an unbelievably prolific purple patch. Paul Weller will not let us down when we need him most, as evidenced by his most recent single, “Cosmic Fringes.”
Rachel Levitin (Photo by Helen Hennessey)
After a two-year hiatus, DC-based musician Rachel Levitin returned with a single, “Heavy,” and she releases the music video for it today!
Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed (Photo courtesy Transmission Publicity)
A killer new band out of DC, Rosie Cima & What She Dreamed, fronted by Rosie Cima, will release their new album Realm of the Warring Gods on March 12 via This Could Go Boom!
Recently, they’ve released the album’s angsty, visceral lead single, “Stuck.”
Madi Diaz (Photo by Lily Pepper)
Nashville-based Madi Diaz marks a full restart of her artistic career with “Man in Me,” her poignant debut single/video for ANTI-.
Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy (Photo by Jonah Freeman and Justin Lowe)
Where once was Superwolf, now roam Superwolves, the new album and demon spawn of Matt Sweeney and Bonnie Prince Billy, out digitally April 30 on Drag City and available physically on June 18.
Today marks the arrival of their new single “Hall of Death.”
Adrianne Lenker (Photo by Genesis Baez)
Last fall via 4AD, Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker released two new albums, songs and instrumentals. The albums, which Pitchfork praised as “some of the most vivid songwriting of her career,” received an incredible reception, appearing on many year-end lists and propelling Lenker to make her solo television debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week.
Today, she shares a new, self-directed video for “Forwards Beckon Rebound,” a track off of songs.
Joe Pug (Photo by Vivian Wang)
Singer-songwriter Joe Pug recently announced a new album, The Diving Sun, which brings together lost gems from his various studio sessions with producers Duane Lundy (Jim James, Ben Sollee) and Kenneth Pattengale (The Milk Carton Kids, Joy Williams) along with new songs recorded in quarantine.
To accompany the announcement, Joe shared the album’s romping summer romance lead track, “Crescent Bridge.”
Lake Street Dive (Photo by Shervin Lainez)
Obviously, the new album from beloved band Lake Street Dive, is set for release on March 12 via Nonesuch Records. In celebration of the forthcoming record, the group premieres its new single “Nobody’s Stopping You Now,” a letter of encouragement from lead vocalist Rachael Price to her teenaged self, co-written with bassist Bridget Kearney.
Sharon Van Etten (Photo by Ryan Pfluger)
To celebrate the holidays, Sharon Van Etten releases a pair of songs, “Silent Night” b/w “Blue Christmas.”
Sharon’s rendition of “Silent Night” is broody and minimalistic, emphasizing her muscular voice over droning synth.
Dawes (Photo courtesy Big Hassle)
California rockers Dawes livestream a show to perform their 2009 debut album North Hills in its entirety via Noon Chorus on Friday, Dec. 4!