New Sounds Goin' Round....

When he’s not running marathons, Josh Ritter fancies himself a pretty damn fine songwriter. He has a new album coming out - The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter is due August 21, and comes hot on the heels of last year’s stellar The Animal Years. I Guess I’m Floating has a great write up regarding the details - Josh had this to say about the record: “Lyrically, musically, and in terms of production it's the most adventurous record I've made yet and I think when you hear it you're going to be surprised. Seriously, repeatedly, and in a good way”. Sounds promising.

MP3 :: The Temptation Of Adam
(from The Historical Conquests Of Josh Ritter)
-------------------------------- The Weakerthans have had a few years since their last release. Reconstruction Site was released way back in 2003 (forever ago in indie years). Stereogum reported the other day that their next release, Reunion Tour, will be released on September 25 via Epitaph. The first single forgoes the power pop/folk/punk of previous albums for something more understated, recalling one of those tender and bitingly cynical Clem Snide ballads….without the biting or the cynicism.

MP3 :: Night Windows
(from Reunion Tour)
Former Jayhawk and Original Harmony Ridge Creekdipper Mark Olson released his first ever “solo” album, The Salvation Blues, in June. The album features longtime bandmate Gary Louris on 3 songs. “Clifton Bridge” is Mark by himself though, doing what he does best - using that amazing voice to relay some pure, hopeful Americana poetry.

(from The Salvation Blues. Buy here)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey, just to let you know, Mark Olson is starting his tour this week to support this new album. All of the tour dates are listed on his myspace page -