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May 2023

05 May


grandson/ ‘I Love You, I’m Trying’/ Fueled By Ramen

Genre-smashing alternative artist grandson announces his new album I Love You, I’m Trying out May 5th via Fueled By Ramen. Where his past work tackled political and social issues in nature, the new album turns the lens definitely inward resulting in a 12 track collection of grandson’s most personal and vulnerable songwriting to date.

“I’m painting the intimate portrait of myself I know how – covering themes of self harm, family trauma, the hidden side of life on the road, and so much more,” grandson shares. “This is the album that 16 year old me needed. This is the album I was scared to write and the album fans of mine deserve to hear. Above all this is the album where I face a big question: can I handle the changes life throws at me, and if this all that there is to life, can it be enough to be happy?”

05 May

Alison Brown/ ‘On Banjo’/ Compass Records

As Amelia Earhart is to aviation, as Julia Child is to the culinary arts, Alison Brown is to the five string banjo. Today (3.9), the trailblazing banjo pioneer announces her forthcoming album ‘On Banjo,’ an inventive tapestry of music and culture led by one of the most storied instruments in American music. 

‘On Banjo’ is due May 5th via Nashville-based Compass Records, which Brown co-founded. 

05 May

yMusic/ ‘YMUSIC’/ StorySound Records

Fifteen years into a varied and respected career, yMusic announceYMUSIC, a new album due out May 5th on StorySound Records. YMUSIC marks another creative milestone for the group: Instead of interpreting other artists’ compositions or building upon the works of others, YMUSIC finds the group focused on discovering an artistic voice all their own. This is a groundbreaking album from a group of musicians who, over the past decade and a half, have mind-melded through rhythm, melody, harmony, and artistic impulse — both a culmination of their alchemic artistry and a fresh, bold adventure into group composition.

05 May

Emily King/ ‘Special Occasion’/ ATO Records

New York native Emily King is set to release her latest studio album Special Occasion on May 5 via ATO Records. The new body of work is King’s first album in 4 years, following her multi-Grammy-nominated Scenery. Across eleven dynamic tracks, including “This Year,” “False Start,” and “Bad Memory” (featuring special guest Lukas Nelson),  King shares a real-time exploration of the endless dimensions of heartbreak. Using music as a means of meditation, King works through the most overwhelming emotions with ineffable grace and resilience. 

05 May


Switchfoot/ ‘The Beautiful Letdown (Our Version) ’

Grammy Award winning rock band Switchfoot announces a new LP The Beautiful Letdown (Our Version) out May 5th in celebration of their triple platinum album’s 20th anniversary. The new record features re-recordings of chart topping hits like “Meant To Live” (160M streams) & "Dare You To Move" (235M streams) and more. 

09 May

Lake Nakoma

Lake Nakoma/ self-titled/ Single Lock Records

 A collaboration years in the making from Alabama Shakes guitarist Heath Fogg and fellow Athens, AL musician Colin Woltmann - Lake Nakoma developed their dreamlike sonic world with help from community members like Fogg's Alabama Shakes bandmate Zac Cockrell, keyboardist/engineer Ben Tanner (Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Nicole Atkins) and drummer Derrek Phillips (Alison Krauss, Hank Williams Jr., Dr. John). Initially uniting to work on Woltmann's solo material, the pair quickly realized how well-suited they were for collaboration - finding an almost-uncanny symmetry between Fogg's guitar arrangements and Woltmann's vocal delivery. The results radiate powerfully and impeccably throughout their self-titled debut album, which comes May 9 via the Muscle Shoals-based, GRAMMY and Libera-winning independent label Single Lock Records.

19 May

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Damir Imamović/ ‘The World And All That It Holds’/ Smithsonian Folkways

On May 19, Bosnian singer and composer Damir Imamović will release his first album on Smithsonian Folkways, The World and All That It Holds. Produced by the renowned Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, Pink Floyd) and Balkan music expert Andrea Goertler and recorded by Grammy-winning engineer Jerry Boys in Sarajevo, the album draws from and expands upon the traditional Bosnian style of sevdah while serving as a companion to Aleksandar Hemon’s new novel of the same name. In Hemon’s highly acclaimed novel, which the Washington Post called “brilliant” and Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell dubbed a “masterpiece,” the two protagonists, propelled far from Sarajevo by the Great War, sing to each other to express their love and longing for home. Imamović’s album, at times exuberant and at times mournful, soundtracks their story.

19 May


Kesha/ ‘Gag Order’/ Kemosabe/RCA Records

Kesha announces her new album ‘Gag Order’, set to drop May 19th (via Kemosabe/RCA Records), an album that finds the GRAMMY-nominated pop star excavating the deepest recesses of her soul to date. The Rick Rubin-produced record, which Kesha has labeled “post-pop”, is a full-bodied collection that flows like a stream-of-conscious journey through the psychedelic dark depths of the human psyche followed by basking in the cleansing light when finally reaching the surface.