New & Notable Albums:
Pedro The Lion Phoenix. Key song: "Yellow Bike"
Sharon Van Etten Remind Me Tomorrow. Key song: "Seventeen"
Steve Gunn The Unseen In Between. Key song: "Vagabond"
The Flesh Eaters I Used To Be Pretty. 1977 L.A. supergroup returns with punk-poet Chris D. on words, Dave Alvin from The Blasters on guitar, the two non-alt-right members of the classic L.A. punk band X (John Doe on bass and D.J. Bonebrake on drums), and Steve Berlin (sax) of Los Lobos. A pleasantly & surprisingly strong release. Key song: "My Life To Live"
Mike Krol Power Chords. Cool, melodic punk. Key song "What's The Rhythm?"
Deerhunter Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?. Key song: "Death In Midsummer"
Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison. Had this album growing up. Just found a 3 CD version with both complete shows and rehearsals. A must have.
Also of note:
Vic Mensa & 93PUNKX "Zombie" (cool cover of The Cranberries' classic)
Spike Lee directed The Killers' new video "Land Of The Free"
Gary Clark Jr.: "This Land" (Video) Intense New Political Song
Singles from forthcoming albums:
The Dandy Warhols: "Motor City Steel" (Video)