FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, May 4, 2018

A busy week features new platters from Leon Bridges, Frank Turner, Middle Kids, Birds of Chicago, Brian Eno, and Royce 5’9”. Canadian contenders include D.O.A., Matthew Barber, The Lay Awakes, Mariel Buckley, Felix Cartal, and Reuben and the Dark.

FYI Schedule of Upcoming Releases, May 4, 2018

By Kerry Doole

Another busy week for new releases, with such artists as Frank Turner, Middle Kids, Leon Bridges, Birds of Chicago, Brian Eno, and Royce 5’9” delivering fresh goods.

The Canadian contingent includes D.O.A., Matthew Barber, The Lay Awakes, Mariel Buckley, Felix Cartal, and Reuben and the Dark.

Happy listening


1: D.O.A.- Fight Back (Indie)

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

4: Middle Kids - Lost Friends (Domino)

4: Kiran Ahluwalia  - 7 Billion (Six Degrees)

4: Frank Turner  -Be More Kind (UMC)

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


4: Pinkshinyultrablast - Miserable Miracles (Indie)

4: Leon Bridges - Good Thing

4: Jessica Risker - I see You Among The Stars (Western Vinyl)

4: Marchildon- Please Pass The Potatoes (Indie)

4: Black River Drifters - Drive By Feel (Indie)

4: Jeff Plankenhorn - Sleeping Dogs - Spike Steel Records) 

4: Mariel Buckley - Driving In The Dark (Indie)

4: Lake Street Dive - Free Yourself Up (Nonesuch)

4: Trampled By Turtles - Life Is Good On The Open Road - (Indie)

4: Leftover Salmon - Something Higher - (LoS Records) 

4: Ghostly Beard - Inward  (Independent)

4: The Undersell Family Orchestra - Tell Me That You Love Me  (Skate Mountain Records)

 4: Dan McKinnon - The Cleaner -(Indie)

4: Felix Cartal - Next Season

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

4:  Parkway Drive - Reverence (Epitaph)

4: Jon Hopkins - Singularity (Domino)

4: Century Thief - Deaf Beneath the Waves EP (Indie)

4: Sam Lewis -  Loversity (Indie)

4: Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders - Blue Poles  (Terrible Records)

4: Birds of Chicago - Love in Wartime (Signature Sounds Recordings)

4 The Lay Awakes - Home Away From Home- (Indie)

4: Matthew Barber Phase Of The Moon (Outside)


4: Brian Eno- Music For Installations (UMC)

4: Ihsahn -  Àmr ( Candlelight/Spinefarm)

4: Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives - Remixes 

4: Tequila Jay & Los Diablos - Goodtimes (Burger Records)

4: Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs - Clippety Clop (Transdreamer Records via The Orchard)

4: Royce 5’9”  - Book of Ryan, (Entertainment One/Heaven Studios, Inc.)

4: Arthur Alexander - One Bar Bar Left (Dead Beat Records)

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

11: Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage - Awake (Sungrazing Records)

11: Luke Winslow-King - Blue Mesa (Bloodshot) 

11: Tigercats - Pig City ( El Segimavera)

11: Deb Montgomery - The Heart of It (Independent) 

11: Molly Johnson - Meaning To Tell Ya (Universal Music Canada)

11: Ellen Starski - The Days When Peonies Prayed for the Ants (Indie)

11: Beatrice Deer My All To You (Indie)

11: GOSH! - Odyssey  ( Nicey Music)

11: Little Junior Hi (Royal Mountain)

11: Steve Hill - The One-Man Blues Rock Band (Indie)

11: Silver Dapple  Moody Boots (Indie)

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

11: Hit Bargain - Potential Maximizer (Buzz)

11: The Vintage Martins - Traveled (Eastwood)


11: Hawktail - Unless (Indie)

11: Justin Saladino Band -  A Fool’s Heart (Indie)

11: Jean-Michel Blais - Dans ma main (Arts & Crafts)

11: Matt Finucane- Ugly Scene (Indie)

11: Loreena McKennitt Lost Souls (Quinlan Road/UMC)

11: Beach House  7

11: Red Hare - Little Acts of Destruction (Dischord/Hellfire)

11: Serge Fiori and Richard Séguin - Deux cents nuits à l’heure XL (Sony)

11: Buck Owens and the Buckaroos - The Complete Capitol Singles: 1967–1970 (Omnivore)

16: Valeria Matzner  - Anima (Indie)

18: The Lucky Losers - Blind Spot -(Dirty Cat Records)


18: Dana SiposTrick of the Light (Roaring Girl Records)

18: Bruce Springsteen -The Album Collection Vol. 2, 1987-1996 (Columbia)

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

18: Clarence Bucaro  - Passionate Kind ( 20/20 Records)

18: Gretchen Peters- Dancing With The Beast (Proper Records)

18: The Sidekicks  Happiness Hours (Indie)

18: Catherine Bent  Ideal (Indie)

18: Feel Alright - In Bad Faith (Pleasence Records)

18: Indridi -ding ding (figureight records)

18: Locksmith Isidore - After Caroline (Northern Spy Records)

18: Jay Douglas - Lovers Paradise (Best Of) (Slammin' Media)

18: Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Are YOU One of Jay's Kids?  (Manifesto Records)

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

18 Pharis & Jason Romero - Sweet Old Religion (Indie)

18: Pink Floyd - PULSE reissue (Sony)

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

18: Steve DawsonLucky Hand (Black Hen)

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

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

18: Jennifer Castle - Angels of Death (Paradise of Bachelors / Idée Fixe)

18, Paul McCartney - NEW, Chaos And Creation In The Backyard, Wings Greatest, Thrillington Reissues (MPL/Capitol)

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

18: POSTDATA -  Let's Be Wilderness ( Paper Bag Records)

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

18: The Kut - Valley of Thorns (Cargo)

18: Astral SwansStrange Prison (Saved By Vinyl)

18: Frog Eyes - Violet Psalms  (Indie)

18: The Slyde - Awakening (Indie)

19: Wire-  Pink Flag, Chairs Missing, 154. Special edition reissues (pinkflag)

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

25: Violet Delancey - Columbia Road (Indie)

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

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


25: Bernice - Puff (Arts & Crafts)

25: Del McCoury Band - Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass

25: Chad Valley - Imaginary Music (Paper Bag) 

25: Shawn Mendes - S/T  (Island Records/UMC)

25:  Michael Feuerstack Natural Weather (Indie)

25: Kamaal Williams - The Return (Black Focus Records)

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

25: For EsméRighteous Woman (Indie)

25: L Con - Insecurities In Being ( Wildlife Sanctuary Sound)

25:  Bonjay - Lush Life (Mysteries of Trade)

31: Piotr- S/T (Indie)


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

1: Warmduscher - Whale City (Leaf)

1: Karen Jonas - Butter (Indie)

1: Nicki Bluhm - To Rise You Gotta Fall (Compass)

1: Neko Case - Hell-On (Anti_)

1: Monowhales - Control Freak (Indie)

1: Father John Misty - God's Favorite Customer (Sub Pop)

1:  Ghost - Prequelle (Loma Vista Recordings) 

1: Ben Howard -  Noonday Dream

1: Chuck Westmoreland - Long Winter Rodeo (Black & Gold)

1: Tami Neilson Sassafrass! ( Outside Music)

1: Animal Parts -La Jeunesse / Wysteria (Indie)

1: Def Leppard Rock Of Ages  Box Sets, Volume One

1: Oneohtrix Point Never - Age Of  (Warp Records)


2: Eamon McGrath - Tantramar  (Saved By Vinyl)

8: Blood Wine or Honey- Fear & Celebration  (Do Right Music)

8: Mute Choir -Behind the Bars (Indie)

8: Aasiva - S/T (Aakuluk Music)

8: Dierks Bentley - The Mountain

8: Dave Matthews Band - Come Tomorrow (RCA Records)

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

15: Dos Santos-  Logos (International Anthem)

15: The Posies - Dear 23  (Omnivore)

15: Eldorado Red - The Return of Shawty Guzman 2 (Indie)

15: Danny Mulhern - Safe House  1631 Recordings)

15:  Ben Caplan  - Old Stock (Rhyme and Reason Records)

15: Culture Abuse - Bay Dream (Indie)

15: Wilko Johnson - Blow Your Mind  (UMC)

15: The Slocan Ramblers - Queen City Jubilee  (Indie)

15: Tenderlonious The Shakedown ( 22a Records)

15: Gene Clark - Gene Clark Sings for You (Omnivore Recordings)

15: Queer Songbook Orchestra - Anthems & Icons (Indie)

22: Field Division - Dark Matter Dreams (Bella Union)

22: James Williamson and the Pink Hearts- Behind the Shade  (Leopard Lady Records)

29: The Rubens - LO LA RU (Indie)

29: Let's Eat Grandma -  I’m All Ears (Transgressive Records)

29: Jim James - Uniform Distortion  (ATO)

29: Ray Davies - Our Country- Americana Act 11 (Legacy)


6: Kutiman -Don't Hold Onto The Clouds (Siyal Music)

13: Breathe Panel - S/T  (FatCat Records)

13: Ahi In Our Time (22ndSentry/Thirty Tigers)

13: Wilder Maker - S/T (Northern Spy)

13: Charlie Smyth - The Way I Feel (Indie)

13: Mikaela Davis - Delivery (Rounder Records)

13: Amy Shark - Love Monster (Wonderlick Recording Company/Sony Music Entertainment Australia)

13: -The Vamps -Night & Day (Day Edition) (UMC)

13: Dirty Projectors  Lamp Lit Prose ( Domino)

13: Cowboy JunkiesAll That Reckoning (Latent)


17: Great Lake Swimmers -The Waves, The Wake (Nettwerk)

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