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June 2018

01 June

Oneohtrix Point Never/ ‘Age Of’/ Warp Records


Daniel Lopatin expands his already complex musical range with his most cohesive and richly composed work to date. The new music weaves a tapestry of disparate musical histories from folk balladry to melodic pop and computer music and more, acting as a guide through an unsettling and unclassifiable new world.

Contact: Greg Jakubik

01 June

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore/ ‘Downey To Lubbock’/ Yep Roc


The first-ever musical collaboration between these folk heroes and lifelong friends is an odyssey across America’s musical history. Alvin, the founder of the seminal punk-roots band The Blasters, and Gilmore, of the pioneering country-folk trio The Flatlanders, team up to cover a diverse range of rock ’n’ roll. The new album also features two new originals, the autobiographical title track and the fantastical “Billy The Kid And Geronimo.”

Contact: Amy Bailey

01 June

Natalie Prass/ ‘The Future And The Past’/ ATO


This celebratory and defiant new LP signals a significant artistic leap and a stunning snapshot of a musician in a state of personal rediscovery and surging femininity. Working again with Matthew E. White and new collaborators Blue (Solange, Blood Orange, Carly Rae Jepsen) and Michael Brauer (Elle King, James Bay), Prass taps into deep, dancey grooves that glisten with '80s pop and '90s R&B and nestle alongside quivering, lushly orchestrated ballads.

Contact: Spencer Roth-Rose

01 June

Neko Case/ ‘Hell-On’/ Anti-


The latest LP by “one of America’s best and most ambitious songwriters” (Rolling Stone) and the “essentially peerless” (NPR) avant-pop icon is her most challenging album yet, and also her most accessible. “They are my best self,” Case says of her new songs. “They are everything I've worked for since I was a kid, whether I knew it or not.”

Contact: Greg Jakubik

08 June

Angelique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo/ ‘Remain In Light’/ Kravenworks Records


The Benin-born global pop star, three-time GRAMMY winner and “Africa’s greatest living diva” (NPR) partners with super producer Jeff Bhasker (Rihanna, Kanye West, Harry Styles, Bruno Mars, Drake, Jay-Z) to reclaim rock for Africa and bring the Talking Heads' landmark 1980 album full circle. Kidjo injects this track-by-track re-imagining with her euphoric singing, explosive percussion, horn orchestration and select lyrics performed in languages from her home country.

Contact: Spencer Roth-Rose

15 June

Brent Cowles/ ‘How To Be Okay Alone’/ Dine Alone Records


Cowles scribbled the phrase ‘How To Be Okay Alone’ in a notebook one day, hoping he’d find the answer. The result from that period of self-examination, and six days recording at Joshua Tree, is his solo debut, a raucous yet reflective 10-song collection that deals with love, loneliness and community. Cowles has already made fans of Paste and NPR, which chose him as a 2018 Slingshot artist and praised his "high-energy, thoughtful rock 'n' roll."

Contact: Ally Norton

15 June

Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe/ ‘Tokyo Bay / Crying Inside’/ Yep Roc


Lowe’s new EP, featuring two new originals and Dionne Warwick and Cliff Richard covers, is his first release of new music in half a decade and inspired NPR to say, “The man who dubbed his 1978 debut album Jesus of Cool proves definitively that rock and roll isn’t just a young man’s game.” Los Straitjackets, Lowe’s labelmates and frequent touring partners, back him on all the songs.

Contact: Max Lefkowitz

15 June

Petal/ ‘Magic Gone’/ Run For Cover


The New York Times calls Kiley Lotz one of the women making the best rock music today – and her liberating new album confirms this. With both raucous anthems and tender pleas exploring self-worth and mental health, Lotz looks inward at what it means to thrive in, and not just survive, adulthood.

Contact: Allen Nguyen

22 June

MONA/ ‘Soldier On’/ Bright Antenna Records


The Nashville band uses its “high-energy garage rock” (Rolling Stone) and Nick Brown’s “beautiful, thrusting snarl” (New York Times) to promote positivity on its empowering new record. The single “Kiss Like A Woman” embodies the album’s anthemic energy and is “the indie-rock anthem we’ve been missing” (PAPER).

Contact: Greg Jakubik

22 June

Priscilla Renea

Priscilla Renea/ ‘Coloured’/ Thirty Tigers


The Florida-born artist has penned hits for Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull, Fifth Harmony, Madonna, Demi Lovato, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and others for more than a decade – now the powerhouse vocalist tells her own story with her own music. This 10-song collection brings together top hip-hop producers (Honorable C.N.O.T.E., Curtis “Sauce” Wilson, Theron Feemster) with Nashville’s top songwriters (Ashley Gorley, Kevin Kadish) to help Renea create a bold and lush sound spanning classic R&B, dark-edged country and urban-soul.

Contact: Nina Lee

22 June

The Record Company/ ‘All Of This Life’/ Concord Records


The LA trio releases its hotly anticipated follow-up to their GRAMMY-nominated debut LP. The new music is still written as a trio with their spontaneous live spirit, but their new ambition connects them now to the greats of rock 'n' roll past and present; the album was recorded in the same studio that hosted Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, The War on Drugs and more.

Contact: Ally Norton

22 June

Paul Cauthen/ ‘Have Mercy’/ Lightning Rod Records


Somewhere between an EP and an album is Cauthen’s vision of what the truth sounds like in a polarized world. These seven songs channel “swaggering, boot-stomping country tear” (Uproxx), Biblical and modern vernacular, chain-gang brotherhood, Jerry-Reed-meets-Elvis-Presley bliss and more to cultivate a secular hymn for Cauthen’s country.

Contact: Jaclyn D. Carter

22 June

Ben Rector/ ‘Magic’/ OK Kid Recordings/ AWAL Recordings


Since his last album, Rector has had a breakout Top 5 radio hit, “Brand New,” and has become a father. These changes drive Rector’s positive and hopeful new album, full of piano-driven pop songs both nostalgic and forward-thinking with stylistic nods to Huey Lewis and the News. The album features GRAMMY-winning songwriter Dan Wilson (co-write on “Sometimes”) and Steve Stevens (guitarist for Billy Idol, Michael Jackson and the theme of 1986’s Top Gun), with production by John Fields (Goo Goo Dolls, All Time Low) and Tony Hoffer (Beck, Air, M83).

Contact: Andrea Evenson