Spare, lonesome and sweetly sung, “So Long” is the picturesque, poetic brand-new single from Fran, the band founded by Chicago’s Maria Jacobson. Out care of Brooklyn’s Fire Talk, you can find streaming links for this here, and it’s on Bandcamp as well.
The Spur is the latest addition to a spectacular overall contribution to American acoustic music by Louisville, Kentucky’s Joan Shelley, it’s out today, and you can preview a few of its heartbreaking, heartwarming and heavenly tracks above. Out care of No Quarter, you can order seaglass-wave-vinyl, CD, digital and bundled editions of it from Bandcamp, and it’s also available from Rough Trade for those of you in the United Kingdom.
Gracious and easygoing but always honest, “Scorekeeper” is the forthright and comforting new single from L.A.’s Sharon Silva. You can find an assortment of streaming links for it here, and it’s on Bandcamp as well. Meanwhile her debut album is finished and forthcoming, and you can learn more about her here.
Introspection that invites, “Outsiders” is the heady, contemplative and subtly-lavish new single from Portland, Oregon’s Anna Tivel. This is the lead and title track to the album she releases through Mama Bird Recording Co. on August 19th, and you can pre-order cerulean-splatter-vinyl, black-vinyl, CD and digital versions of that from her Bandcamp page now.
“Something More Than Love” is the slinky, sweltering and symphonic title track to the just-announced new LP from Nashville’s Lera Lynn. Streaming links for this can be found right here. The album meanwhile is released on July 15th, and you can order coke-bottle-green-vinyl, black-vinyl and CD editions of it now from her webstore.
Autumn Roses icon Neko Case has released Wild Creatures — an expansive, career-spanning collection of music, commentary and essays written by luminaries such as David Byrne, Jeff Tweedy, Shirley Manson, Margo Price and Rosanne Cash. Here you can hear the newly-released and storm-tossed “Oh, Shadowless”. Out on a digital-only format through Anti-, you can find links for it right here, and there’s a website for it as well.