Willie Nelson has released tons of records in his career, and that’s not a lie. Deep fans can name a year and tell you what he released and when. For the sake of this article, let’s go to 1998 and some fans will say “that’s the year he released Teatro, the album he did with producer Daniel Lanois in Oxnard, California”. Those fans would be correct and those fans also know the album was only released on compact disc via Island. Next month, through Light In The Attic, Teatro is getting its first ever vinyl pressing, this one as a 2-record set pressed on “gold” vinyl with a deluxe cover and booklet. One of the bad things about album releases in the 1990’s is labels did deluxe things for the CD pressing while vinyl was primarily ignored. Now, it’s a chance to fix the error. Head to your favorite record shindigs on April 18th and pick up a copy while you can and by all means, play the record too. I know there’s a generation of record buyers who merely buy it to hoard and collect but open the cellophane and pop the record on.
SynthBASED is the new album by Drew Dave and from it is a bit of the “TechnoGroove”. if you’re from the DMV, you may also know of Kenn Starr, who appears in the song. The video was put together by director Jay Brown.
Brewski says he is a “Superman” and he may be also saying it to you, Superman-to-be. He did it with Brody Pryce helping out, so maybe he too is a Superman. Find out. The song will be on the Chicago rapper’s forthcoming album called The Confidence, due out on the 13th of April.
For a bit of hot symphonic metal, check out The Diary, the latest effort from The Gentle Storm. From it is a video called “Shores Of India” where they get visually international and cultural, making their brand of heavy metal even more beautiful. The album will be released on March 31st.
As J. Cole begins his Forest Hills Drive Tour Act 1:Hometown shows, he released a new video for “G.O.M.D.” Meanwhile, the tour dates are just the first of three legs of the tour, this is the first batch:
March 23… New Orleans, LA (House Of Blues)
March 24… Baton Rouge, LA (The Varsity)
March 25… Mobile, AL (Soul Kitchen)
March 28… Tallahassee, FL (Coliseum)
March 29… Birmingham, AL (Iron City)
March 31… Columbus, OH (LC Pavilion)
April 1… Nashville, TN (Marathon Music Works)
April 3… Richmond, VA (The National)
April 4… Rochester, NY (Waterstreet Music Hall)
April 7… Providence, RI (Lupos)
Action Bronson’s new album, Mr. Wonderful (VICE/Atlantic), was released today and his new video also comes out as well, where he heads up to Queens, New York with a Coming To America-style flashback. His sense of humor is great, so have a watch and go back with him too.
Released last week, “For The Love Of Glory” is a nice pop song by singer/songwriter Jan Hellriegel, who is taken part in a series of songs in what she calls the “year of the co-writes”, meaning all songs written are being co-written with others. This one was done with Martin Brown, who created the “lyrical imagery” of the song. I really like the video, as it is taken from an old super 8mm film done sometime in 1970. More music is on the way from this Auckland, New Zealand artist so follow her path.
Akroyd Smart bellieves so deeply that he is an introvert, he decided to name his new album called Introvert. As he says in his new song, he knows what he is doing so find out if he is that “Different” or not, or to discover what makes him unique from others within his vicinity.
Sun Yehoshua produced a new cut by the superfresh Ralph V., who says he doesn’t work and simply does what he do in a freestyle of sorts called “Sposed To”, so download it, listen like you sposed to, and get into the laid back grooves of this.
New York rapper is going in for the ill, and he’s preparing for a full project to release later this year. Right now, he released a song he did with producer ID Beatz where he tells you why he is always “Live & Direct”. Hear this and you’ll find out why you shouldn’t dare mess with him.