New Releases: Patty Griffin, Joshua Redman, Satriani, Pistol Annies, Lady Antebellum, Little Walter Tribute

This is going to be an expensive week for all of us with a loaded roster of new records.
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Oh my God are there are a lot of great albums out this week! We have been music bombed on May 7, 2013. It's about to get real... expensive. So many interesting titles to discuss so let's get right to it.

We begin with new music from Patty Griffin. Her new album is American Kid. I've heard the record but I'll say nothing on the subject because Heather is our resident Patty expert and she has reviewed it for us. You'll know all you need to  All I'm here to do is tell you the album is out this today, that she has announced US tour dates and will be on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno tonight, and to read Heather's review.

Speaking of Heather, she reviewed the first Pistol Annie's album, Hell On Heels, and she's likely to review Annie Up. If you're not familiar with Pistol Annies, this is a band featuring Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe. Lambert chafes at the idea of this being a side project so we won't call it that. This is the band she's in when she's not doing her solo work. 

Here are a couple other albums what excite me: Joshua Redman's Walking Shadows has done nothing but grow on me since I first listend to it. He and pianist Brad Mehldau have created some very special moments on this one and I strongly recommend it.

We've also got new music from a man I've been listening to for more than half my life: Unstoppable Momentum is the latest studio effort from guitar legend Joe Satriani. Satch is one the short list of greatest living guitarists and is often an underappreciated composer of instrumental music. I've got every Satriani album and this one follows the excellent Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards and its accompanying live album Satchurated: Live In Montreal. I will have this one as well and will likely get a review up on the site pronto.

There's another cool record out this week featuring some of the top living blues harp men paying tribute to a man who arguably set the gold standard for the instrument, Little Walter Jacobs. Blind Pig Records brought together Blues Hall of Famers Billy Boy Arnold and Charlie Musselwhite along with other masters like Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia, and James Harman for Remembering Little Walter. Those are some premier talents saluting a legend and it's an album I'm going to spin many, many times.

There are so many other big names in the world of hip hop, rock, and country with albums out this week- C-Murder, Gotye, She And Him, Lady Antebellum, Rod Stewart... If your CD player, turntable, or iPod needs something new, you can find something this week. See below. Happy hunting.


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  • Apparat - Krieg Und Frieden (Music For Theatre)
  • Atrocity - Okkult
  • Aziz Ansari - Dangerously Delicious
  • Bevis Frond - White Numbers
  • Beware Of Darkness - Orthodox
  • Boris - Believe In Me
  • Brainticket - Cottonwoodhill
  • C-Murder - Community Service 2
  • Co La - Moody Coup
  • Cobham, Billy - Live At Jazzfestival Leverkusen - Deluxe Edition
  • Craig Campbell - Never Regret
  • Cronin, Mikal - Mcii
  • Dailey & Vincent - Brothers Of The Highway
  • Darkthrone - Introducing...
  • Deerhunter - Monomania
  • Emily Bear - Diversity
  • F.K.†. - Where Moshers Dwell
  • F.K.†. - The Rise Of The Mosh Mongers
  • Fitz & The Tantrums - More Than Just A Dream
  • Francey, David - So Say We All
  • Freedom Call - Ages Of Light
  • Gama Bomb - The Terror Tapes
  • Gardony, Laszlo - Clarity
  • Gilkyson, Eliza - The Nocturne Diaries
  • Gotye - Like Drawing Blood
  • Griffin, Patty - American Kid
  • Havoc - 13 / [Explicit]
  • Heart - Threads & Grooves
  • Hogan's Heroes - 101 / 3 Fists & A Mouthful
  • In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad
  • James Cotton - Cotton Mouth Man
  • James, Mickie - Somebody's Gonna Pay
  • Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum
  • Joshua Redman - Walking Shadows
  • Kalphat, Bobby & The Sunshot All Starsåê - Zion Hill
  • Karl Hyde - Edgeland
  • Kennedy, Nigel - Recital
  • Kingdom Come - Outlier
  • Lady Antebellum - Golden
  • Latin Boi - Afraid To Love
  • Leeds, Joshua - Through A Dog's Ear:Music To Calm Your Canine Companion, Volume 2
  • Leeds, Joshua - Through A Dog's Ear: Music To Comfort Your Elderly Canine, Volume I
  • Leeds, Joshua - Through A Dog's Ear: Music To Calm Your Puppy, Volume 1
  • Leeds, Joshua - Through A Dog's Ear: Music For The Canine Household, Volume 1
  • Levert, Gerald Tribute - Smooth Jazz Tribute Vol2 Best Of Gerald Levert
  • Lil Cuete - Rider Classics
  • Lil Keke - Drank Epidemic
  • Lins, Ivan - Cornucopia
  • Lionheart - Il Laudario Di Cortona
  • Love, Toby - Amor Total
  • Lujuria - Sexurreccion
  • M:Pire Of Evil - Crucified
  • Maines, Natalie - Mother
  • Milman, Sophie - Her Very Best So Far
  • Musselwhite-Arnold-Hummel-Harman-Norcia - Remembering Little Walter
  • My Dying Bride - Introducing....
  • New Keepers Of The Water Towers - Cosmic Child
  • Ozric Tentacles - Introducing...
  • Ozric Tentacles - The Yumyum Tree
  • Peris, Don - The Old Century
  • Piano Guys, The - The Piano Guys 2
  • Piano Guys, The - The Piano Guys 2
  • Pistol Annies - Annie Up
  • Portico Quartet - Live/Remix
  • Retox - Ypll
  • Rhapsody Of Fire - Live - From Chaos To Eternity (2cd)
  • Robinson, Smokey Tribute - Smooth Jazz Tribute To The Best Of Smokey Robinson
  • Rod Stewart - Time
  • Rose & The Nightingale - Spirit Of The Garden
  • Sadgiqacea - False Prism
  • Savages - Silence Yourself
  • Selby, Mark - Live At Rockpalast - Deluxe Edition
  • Shalamar Tribute - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Shalamar
  • She And Him - Volume 3
  • Shepp, Archie - Yasmina/Poem For Malcolm
  • Six Reasons To Kill - We Are Ghosts
  • Small Faces - There Are But Four Small Faces
  • Social Unrest - New Lows
  • Sodom - Epitome Of Torture
  • Sodom - Epitome Of Torture (Ltd. Ed.)
  • Soundtrack - The Music Of Nashville (Season 1, Vol 2)
  • Soundtrack - The Great Gatsby / [Explicit]
  • Soundtrack - Fringe: Season 5 (Chris Tilton)
  • Soundtrack - Pain & Gain
  • Soundtrack - Show Boat (Original Cast Recording)
  • Still Corners - Strange Pleasures
  • Straight No Chaser - Under The Influence
  • Styx - Grand Illusion + Pieces Of 8 Live / [2 Cd]
  • Talib Kweli - Prisoner Of Conscious / [Explicit]
  • Temple Of Thieves - Passing Through The Zeros
  • Ten Bright Spikes - Astro Stukas
  • The Amenta - Flesh Is Heir
  • The Child Of Lov - The Child Of Lov
  • The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & London Music Works - 100 Greatest Film Themes Take 3
  • Tormented - Death Awaits
  • Trae Tha Truth - Down South Slangin 39
  • Tramp, Mike - Cobblestone Street
  • Ulver - Live At Norwegian National Opera
  • Uncluded, The - Hokey Fright
  • Urata, Nick - What Maisie Knew
  • Various - Marquee (Mixed By Mr.Q)
  • Various Artists - Idols Sing Idols
  • Various Artists - Now 46
  • Various Artists - Now That?S What I Call A Country Party
  • Various Artists - Varese Sarabande: A 35th Anniversary Celebration / [4 Cd]
  • Vibrators, The - On The Guest List
  • Vicious Rumors - Electric Punishment
  • Vivino, Jimmy & The Black Italians - 13 Live
  • We Are Loud Whispers - Suchness
  • White, Barry Tribute - Smooth Jazz Tribute To Barry White
  • Wiggles, The - Taking Off
  • X Ambassadors - Love Songs Drug Songs / [Ep]