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FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, March 9, 2018

A flurry of new releases includes David Byrne, Judas Priest, Ministry, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, with the Canadian contingent led by Nap Eyes, Three Days Grace, Meisha and The Spanks, Heavyweights Brass Band, Major Love, and Jeremy Fisher.

FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, March 9, 2018

By Kerry Doole

A winter storm of new releases descends today, with something for all tastes.


Notable international names include David Byrne, North Mississippi Allstars, The Editors, Judas Priest, Ministry, and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

 A strong Canadian contingent includes Nap Eyes, Three Days Grace, Meisha and The Spanks, Heavyweights Brass Band, Major Love, Ensign Broderick, Scenic Route To Alaska, and Jeremy Fisher.

Happy listening

March

9: Nap Eyes- I'm Bad Now  (Paradise of Bachelors/Jagjaguwar)

9: What So Not - Not All The Beautiful Things (Counter Records)

9: Dulcie Taylor - Better Part of Me (Black Iris)

9: Heavyweights Brass Band This City (Indie)

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9: Calum Scott - Only Human (Universal)

9: HaydenMoving Careful (Hardwood) vinyl reissue

9: Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar (Indie)

9: The Neighbourhood - S/T (Columbia Records)

9: Eric Chenaux - Slowly Paradise (Constellation) 

9: Birch Pereira & The Gin Joints - Western Soul (independent)

9: Paper Beat Scissors - Live At La Sala Rossa  (Forward) 

9: Shadowhand - Through The Fog  (Record Centre Records)

9:  North Mississippi Allstars- Blue Dances Music

9- Sean Burns - Music for Taverns, Bars, and Honky Tonks (Independent) 

9: Martha Ffion - Sunday Best  (Turnstile Music) 

9: Five Alarm FunkBoots & Wheels (Indie)

9: 6 String Drag - Top Of The World  (Schoolkids records) 

9: Matthews Southern Comfort  - Like A Radio (MVD)

9: Fuzz - Time After Time (Indie)

9: Dear Rouge- Phases (UMC) 

9: The Editors - Violence (PIAS]

9: Ross Cooper - I Rode The Wild Horses (Indie)

9: The Nick Moss Band Featuring Dennis Gruenling - The High Cost Of Low Living (Alligator)

9: Liza Anne - Fine But Dying (Arts & Crafts)

9: Food Court - Luck (Dine Alone Records)

9: Suzie Vinnick  -Shake The Love Around   (Indie)

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9: Bob Holroyd - The Cage (Indie)

9: George Fitzgerald - All That Must Be  (Double Six Records)

9: The Golgis - Mr Fisher (Indie)

9: Jeremy Fisher Junior  Highway to Spell ( Hidden Pony Records)

9: Three Days Grace - Outsider (RCA Records)

9: Miesha & The Spanks Girls Girls Girls (Indie)

9: Scenic Route to Alaska - Tough Luck  (popTrip Records)

9: Judas Priest - Firepower  (Epic)

9: Various Artists - Memphis Rent Party (Fat Possum)

9: Mud Morganfield - They Call Me Mud (Severn)

9: The Fratellis - In Your Own Sweet Time

9: Ministry - AmeriKKKant

9: George FitzGerald - All That Must Be (Domino)

9: Ross Cooper - I Rode The Wild Horses (Indie)

9:  David Byrne- American Utopia (Todomundo/Nonesuch Records)

9: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Tearing at the Seams (Stax)

9: Torgeir Waldemar Jamais Vu ( Jansen Records)

9: Ensign Broderick - Feast Of Panthers (Six Shooter)

14: Lorraine Leckie and Her DemonsLive (Indie)

16: Hot Snakes - Jericho Sirens (Sub Pop)

16: Alex Stolze Outermost Edge (Nonostar Records)

16: Muddy Waters - Can’t Be Satisfied (Universal)

16: Scotty McCreery - Seasons Change (Triple Tigers Records) 

16: Alva Noto - UNIEQAV (Noton Records)

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16: Jann Arden - These Are The Days (Universal)

16:  Never Betters/ GrievancesGuns + Roses' Roses (Indie)

16: Avulsions-Expanding Program (Indie)

16: Sango -  In The Comfort Of (Last Gang)

16: At Face Value - Ivy & Echo (Indie)

16: The Blow - Brand New Abyss (WomanProducer)

16: Rich Aucoin - Hold (Indie)

16: Murs -  A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable  (Indie)

16: The Bonnevilles - Dirty Photographs (Alive Naturalsound)

17: Ten Minute Detour - Common Pleasure (Indie)

23: Monks of Doom - The Bronte Pin (Pitch-A-Tent Records)

23: Yamantaka // Sonic Titan - Dirt  (Paper Bag Records)

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23: Foreign Films -The Record Collector (Indie)

23: Dom Fricot - Deserts (Indie)

23: Kasbo - Places We Don’t Know (Foreign Family Collective/Counter Records)

23: Bonny Doon - Longwave (Woodsist Records)

23: Alice Bag -Blueprint ( Don Giovanni)

23: Shuta Hasunuma & U-Zhaan - 2 Tone (Commmon)

23: The Super Saturated Sugar Strings - All Their Many Miles  (independent)

23: Kellarissa -Ocean Electro (Mint Records)

23: Uppermost - Perseverance (UPPWIND)

23: Cavern of Anti-Matter  - Hormone Lemonade (Duophonic)

23: The Funk Hunters  - Typecast (Westwood Recordings)

23: Monks Of Doom - The Bronte Pin  (Pitch-A-Tent) 

23: Christina Martin - Impossible To Hold (Come Undone Records/Acronym Records)

23: Jack White - Boarding House Reach (Third Man/Columbia)

23: The Tillers - S/T (Sofaburn) 

23: Leslie Tom - Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams (Independent)

23: Various Artists - Battleground Korea: Songs and Sounds of America’s Forgotten War - (Bear Family)

23: Mathew V - The Fifth (Indie)

23: Whiskey Moon Face -  Formless Forms (Indie)

23: Preoccupations - New Material (Flemish Eye)

23: The Kris Barras Band  - The Divine And Dirty (Provogue/Mascot Label Group)

23: Logan Magness - Memphis on My Mind (Wolf River Records, CEN/The Orchard)

23: The Messthetics - S/T ( Dischord)

23:  Rum Thief - Surmise (Indie)

23: Reverend Gary Davis: The Avant Garde Recordings (Omnivore)

23: Various Artists - Ten Thousand Incarnations of the Rose: American Primitive Guitar and Banjo (1963-1974)-(Craft Records) 

30: Broken Records -What We Might Know (Indie)

30: Motel Mirrors  In the Meantime  (Last Chance Records)

30: Geoff & Maria Muldaur - Pottery Pie and Sweet Potatoes reissues  (Omnivore) 

30: Rod Picott  - Out Past the Wires (Indie)

30: Trembling Bells - Dungeness  (Tin Angel)

30: Malady - Toinen Toista  (SVART Records)

30: John Paul Keith - Heart Shaped Shadow ( Last Chance Records)

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30: Lindi Ortega - Liberty (Indie)

30: Ayreon - Ayreon Universe - The Best of Ayreon Live (Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group)

30: The Garden - Mirror Might Steal Your Charm (Epitaph)

30: Eleanor Dubinsky- Soft Spot of My Heart (Indie)

30: Frankie Cosmos - Vessel (Sub Pop)

30: Kate Nash - Yesterday Was Forever

30: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - No Mercy in This Land

30: The Voidz - Virtue (Cult Records/RCA Records)

30: Various Artists - Isle of Dogs'(ABKCO)

30: Tom Gallo - Tell Me The Ghost (Tone Tree Music)

April

6: Young GalaxyDown Time (Indie)

6: Soft as Snow -Deep Wave (Houndstooth)

6: Sloan12 (Universal)

6: UNDERØATH- Erase Me (Epitaph)

6: Will Stewart - Country Seat (Cornelius Chapel Records)

6: Dusted - Blackout Summer (Royal Mountain Records/Polyvinyl)

6: Hey Ocean!  - The Hurt of Happiness  (Indie)

6: Royal Wood - Ever After The Farewell (Outside)

6: Juliet Quick - Changeling EP  (Indie)

6: Ultimate Painting - Up!  (Bella Union)

6: Book Club  Dust of Morning (Indie)

6: Flash Lightnin'  - Homage (Pheromone Recordings)

·6: EELS - The Deconstruction ( E Works/[PIAS])

6: Jeremy Dutcher -Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa (Indie)

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6: Rafiq Bhatia  Breaking English (ANTI- Records)

6: Andreas Varady  -The Quest (Red Cat Records)

6: Sarah Shook & the Disarmers - Years  (Bloodshot)

6: Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley: The Searcher (The Original Soundtrack) (RCA/Legacy Recordings)

6: Mien - S/T (Rocket Recordings)

6: Little Boots - Burn EP (Indie)

6:  Hinds - I Don’t Run

6: Megan Bonnell - Separate Rooms  (Cadence)  

6: Camaromance - Chasing Clouds  (Simone Records)

6: Ben de la Cour - The High Cost of Living Strange (Indie)

13: Concrete Knives - Our Hearts (Room Records)

13: Ally Venable - Puppet Show Spectacular  (Connor Ray Music)

13: The Sorority Pledge (Indie)

13: Don Gibson - Best Of Hickory Records 1970-78 reissue (Omnivore)

13: Greyhounds - Cheyenne Valley Drive  (Dine Alone)

13: Mr. Fingers - Cerebral Hemispheres  (Alleviated Records)

13: John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness

13: Casanova Prof - Pookie Baby (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

13: The Damned - Evil Spirits (Search And Destroy/Spinefarm Records)

13: Josh Rouse -Love In The Modern Age (Yep Roc)

13: Pentatonix - PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I (RCA Records)

13: Nino Tempo - Purveyor of Balladry: The Best of Nino Tempo on Atlantic (Omnivore)

13: Beth Hart - Live From New York - Front & Center (Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group)

20: Alexis Taylor -Beautiful Thing (Domino)

20: Cloud Castle Lake - Malingerer ( Bright Antenna Records)

20: Kimbra - Primal Heart

20: iLLvibe - Antigravity ( Heavy Aux / Fontana North)

20:  Michael Kaeshammer - Something New (True North)

20: Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness - Journey To The Beginning: A Steel Guitar Tribute To The Byrds (Coastal Bend Music)

20: Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer (Columbia Records Nashville)

20: Pennywise  Never Gonna Die  (Epitaph )

20: Eric Corne - Happy Songs For The Apocalypse (Forty Below Records) 

20: Sting & Shaggy - 44/876 (A&M/Interscope Records/Universal Music Canada)

20: A Perfect Circle -  Eat The Elephant (BMG)

20: Ruins  - Sample Size (Indie)

20: Joe Goldmark - Shines Like Blue Steel  (Lo-Ball Records)

20: Pete Townshend - Who Came First (UME)

20: Beat Degeneration -Searching For Some Heaven (Jigsaw Records)

20: Attack In BlackFake Love Songs EP - vinyl (Dine Alone)

20 -Andrew Rathbun - Atwood Suites  (Origin Records )

20: Donovan Woods Both Ways (Indie)

20: The Gladiators - Symbol of Reality and Serious Thing reissues (Omnivore)

20: Faces On TV - Night Funeral (Unday Records)

20: Walter “Wolfman” Washington -My Future Is My Past (Anti_)

20: Ellevator - S/T (Indie)

20: Young Valley - S/T (Dial Back Sound)

20: Brothers Osborne  - Port Saint Joe (UniversalCraft Recordings)

20: Marcia Ball - Shine Bright (Alligator) 

21: Peach Kelli Pop - Which Witch (Mint Records)

27: Dr. Dog - Critical Equation (Thirty Tigers)

27: Lee AaronDiamond Baby Blues ( ILS/Universal Music)

27: Okkervil River - In The Rainbow Rain (ATO Records)

27: Forth Wanderers - S/T (Indie)

27: Van Morrison  You're Driving Me Crazy  (Sony Legacy Recordings)

27: Life In Vacuum - All You Can Quit  (New Damage Records)

27: Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer (Bad Boy Records)

27: Must Build Jacuzzi - Last Place  (Indie)

27: Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog - YRU Still Here?  (Northern Spy Records) 

27: Willie Nelson - Last Man Standing (Sony)

27: Tom Rush - Voices (Appleseed Recordings)

27: Jennifer Warnes -  Another Time, Another Place (BMG)

27: The Russian Futurists - Let's Get Ready To Crumble - vinyl reissue (Paper Bag Vintage)

27: Acid Test- Jus’ Rite (Indie)

27: The Beat Escape-  Life Is Short the Answer’s Long  (Last Gang/Bella Union)

May

4: Shakey Graves  - Can’t Wake Up ( Dualtone)

4: Middle Kids - Lost Friends (Domino)

4: Frank Turner  -Be More Kind

4: Reuben and the Dark - Arms Of A Dream (Arts & Crafts)

4: Pinkshinyultrablast - Miserable Miracles (Indie)

4: The Young Novelists  in city & country (Indie)

4: Matthew Barber Phase Of The Moon (Outside)

11: Ry Cooder - The Prodigal Son ( Fantasy Records) 

11: Beatrice Deer = My All To You (Indie)

11: Jerry GranelliDance Hall -vinyl version  (Justin Time Records)

11:  Hit Bargain - Potential Maximizer (Buzz)

11: Beach House  7

18: Some Professional Help - S/T (Indie) 

18: The Holy GaspThe Love Songs Of Oedipus Rex (Indie)

18: Ray LaMontagne - Part Of The Light (RCA)

18: Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel (Mom + Pop/Milk! Records)

18: Steve Miller Band  Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976)

18: Michael Rault -It's A New Day Tonight  (Sleepless Records) 

18: James Bay - Electric Light  (Republic Records/Universal Music Canada)

21: Anndy Negative - S.O.S. (Indie)

25: Fortunate Ones  - Hold Fast  (Old Farm Pony Records)

25: Jo Passed - Their Prime  (Royal Mountain Records)

25: Long Branch - Found the Setting Sun (Indie)

25: For Esmé Righteous Woman (Indie)

June

1: Natalie Prass -The Future and The Past (ATO Records)

1: Warmduscher - Whale City (Leaf)

1: Neko Case - Hell-On (Anti_)

2: Eamon McGrath - Tantramar  (Saved By Vinyl)

15: The Mallett Brothers Band-  Vive L’Acadie (Indie)

Canadian releases are in red

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