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June Releases

There's a boat load of new releases coming out this month.  On June 4th is the first full length release in two years from Belle & Sebastian titled Storytelling.  Also out that day are The Suitcase from Duraluxe, the long awaited Los Lobos disc Good Morning Atzlan.  On June 11th DMZ Records, the label started by T-Bone Burnett and the Coen Brothers, releases its first disc, the self-titled cd from Ralph Stanley.  Stanley was the man behind much of the success of the O Brother Where Art Thou? Soundtrack.  Also out that day is Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds Live and David Bowie's Heathen.  June 18th sees the European release of the new 16 Horsepower disc Folklore as well as new discs from Coldplay, Chuck Prophet, and Our Lady Peace.  Then on the 25th its "Best of" compilations from Juliana Hatfield and Nanci Griffith.

Arlo - Stab the Unstoppable
Beachwood Sparks - Make the Cowboy Robots Cry (EP)
Belle & Sebastian - Storytelling (first full length in 2 years)
Danielsen Famile - A Prayer for Every Hour (2 cd re-issue)
Dead Poetic - Four Wall Blackmail
Doleful Lions - Out Like a Lamb
Duraluxe - The Suitcase
The Glory Fountain - The Beauty of 23
Chris Hillman/Herb Pederson - Way Out West
Jack Ingram - Electric (featuring Patty Griffin)
Kansas - The Ultimate Kansas
Tommy Keene - The Merry Go-Round Broke Down (w/ Jay Bennett of Wilco)
The Kennedys - Get it Right (w/ Nanci Griffith)
Los Lobos - Good Morning Atzlan
Looper - The Snare
Marah - Float Away With the Friday Night Gods (featuring Springsteen)
Marley MacLeod - Like Hollywood (w/members of Jayhawks and Son Volt)
Natalie MacMaster - Live (two discs)
Tift Merritt - Bramble Rose (Ryan Adams side-man)
Model Rockets - Tell the Kids the Cops are Here (w/ Scott McCaughey)
Meshell Ndegeocello - Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape
Pinetop Perkins - Pinetop is Just Top
Plumb - tba
Rick Shea and Brantley Kearns - Trouble & Me (featuring Dave Alvin)
Side Walk Slam - Give Back
Simple Minds - The Best of (double cd)
Tobin Sprout - Sentimental Station
Swearing at Motorists - The Flag Signals Goodbye
Dave Van Ronk - Two Sides of DVR
Yo-Yo Ma - Plays the Music of John Williams

David Bowie - Heathen
Byrds - Byrds Sing Dylan
Ani DiFranco - Render (biographical DVD/VHS)
Bill Frisell - The Willies
Bob Geldof - Sex, Age & Death
James - Double Live
Korn - Untouchables
New Found Glory - Sticks and Stones
Jonathan Richman - The Best of
Santana - The San Mateo Sessions - Deluxe Edition (2 cds)
Ralph Stanley - Ralph Stanley (on label from Coen Bros. And T-Bone Burnett)
They Might Be Giants - No! (children's music)
The Tragically Hip - In Violet Light
The Who - Ultimate Set (two cds)
Widespread Panic - Live in the Classic City (recorded in Athens, GA)
Brian Wilson - Pet Sounds Live
Various - Kindred Spirits: A Tribute to the Songs of Johnny Cash (featuring
Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Mary Chapin
Carpenter, Marty Stuart, Diwght Yoakam, Travis Tritt, Keb' Mo, and Little
Richard, among others)

16 Horsepower - Folklore (in Europe on Glitterhouse)
Ace Troubleshooter - The Madness of the Crowds
The Casket Lottery - Survival is for Cowards
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Heart 
Julia Fordham - Concrete Love
Peter Gabriel - Long Walk Home
Ghoti Hook - Retrospective
Guided by Voices - Universal Truths and Cycles
Joy Electric - Art & Craft of Popular Music
Loudbomb (Bob Mould) - Long Playing Grooves (electronic album)
Me Without You - A->B Life
Our Lady Peace - Gravity
Ozzy Osbourne - Live at Budokan
Pitchshifter - Ununited Kingdom
Chuck Prophet - No Other Love
Simple Minds - Cry
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes (2 cd re-issue)

Ash - Free All Angels
Fatboy Slim - Live on Brighton Beach
Vincent Gallo - Recordings of Music for Film
Nanci Griffith - From a Distance: The Very Best of...
David Grisman Quintent - Dawgnation
John Wesley Harding - The Man with no Shadow
Juliana Hatfield - Gold Stars 1992-2002 (best of)
Arto Lindsay - Involke
Heather Myles - Sweet Talk & Good Lies
Rollins Band - The Only Way to Know for Sure (double cd)
The Velvet Underground & Nico - self-titled deluxe edition(digitally
remastered with extra tracks - 2 cds)

Also In June: 
The Gravity Show - Fabulous Like You (Michael Pritzl project)
Jellyfish - Fan Club (4-cd box set)
Morella's Forest - Tiny Lights of Heaven

Filter - Amagamut
Sonic Youth - Street Sauce to Murray Street
Paul Weller (of the Jam) - Days of Speed (live acoustic disc)
Various - Songs From the Penalty Box Vol. 5 (Tooth and Nail artists)

Mighty Mighty Bosstones - A Jacknife to a Swan
Pixies - Pixies (early demos)

Kutless - Kutless
Marah - Float Away with the Friday Night Gods (featuring Bruce Springsteen)
Dave Matthews Band - Busted Stuff
David Pirner - David Pirner (first solo effort from Soul Asylum frontman)
The Vines - Highly Involved
Various - Songs from the Penalty Box, Vol. 5 (Tooth & Nail artists)

Mark Olson- December's Child (w/ Gary Louris of The Jayhawks and Victoria

Also in July:
Cush - 2nd Ep (1st in a 3 part series of spiritual recordings)
Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up on Me (featuring songs written specifically
for Burke by Dylan, Costello, Waits, Van Morrison, Brian Wilson, Joe Henry
and others)
Linkin Park - Reanimation
Bill Mallonee - Fetal Position (indie release, first solo disc)
Oasis - Heathen Chemistry
Robert Plant - Head First
Pulp - We Love Life
Simon & Garfunkel - Live from New York City 1967

Burlap to Cashmere - tba
Chevelle - Wonder What's Next
Lifehouse - tba
Victoria Williams - Old Fashioned (covers of standards)

Jay Farrar - ThirdShiftGrottoSlack (EP)
Poor Old Lu - The Waiting Room
Starflyer 59 - Can't Stop Eating (EP) 

Blindside - Silence (debut on Elektra)

Bleach - Again for the First Time
Joan Osborne - Womanly Hips

Also in August:
Frank Black - two new discs tba
Ted Nugent - Craveman (featuring Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, and others)
Sleater-Kinney - tba
Peter Wolf - Sleepless (featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Steve Earle,
and members of Dylan's band)

Also This Summer:
Duran Duran - Singles Box '81 - '84 (12 CD set)
Dave Matthews Band - The Lillywhite Sessions
The Minus 5 - Down with Wilco (Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, etc., featuring
members of Wilco)
Ace Troubleshooter - tba
Linkin Park - remix album (all remixes of previous material, done by Marilyn
Manson, Jay Gordon, Alchemist, etc.
Chris Stamey - Travels in the South (from dbs, featuring Ben Folds and
Taproot - tba
Zao - tba

Element 101 - More Than Motion
Bob Mould - Body of Song (acoustic album)

Beck - tba
Mortal - Nu-En-Jin
Switchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown
Various - I'm Your Biggest Fan, Vol. 2 (Tooth & Nail)

In September:
The Billions - Never Felt This Way Before 
Rhett Miller - tba (Old 97s front man)
Project 86 - tba 
The Baptist Generals - No Silver/No Gold

Bon Voyage - The Right Amount
Two Thirty Eight - You Should Be Living

This Fall:

Suptertones - tba (produced by Charlie Peacock and Brent Bourgeois)

Stay tuned for more...
Ken Mueller


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