New Music Highlights

Deran

Bombino
Label: Partisan Records
Release Date: May 18, 2018

Bombino is an internationally acclaimed Tuareg guitarist and singer-songwriter from Agadez, Niger. Deran is Bombino’s follow up record to 2016’s Azel.  This album sees a return to his African roots while still pioneering a new style of Tuareg music which he affectionately calls ‘Tuareggae.’

Electric Light

James Bay
Label: Republic Records
Release Date: May 18, 2018

The British singer/songwriter co-wrote and co-produced his sophomore album along with super producers Paul Epworth and Jon Green, a 14 track collection described as “a genre-crossing collection of spirited rocking soul, pop, and R&B.”

Light of Mine

KYLE
Label: Atlantic Records
Release Date: May 18, 2018

Fresh off the heels of a 4X multi-Platinum award for his breakout hit “iSpy” featuring Lil Yachty, the California native releases his debut album with big guests including Kehlani, Khalid, and 2 Chainz.

Part of the Light

Ray LaMontagne
Label: Stone Dwarf/RCA
Release Date: May 18, 2018

The talented singer-songwriter wrote and produced this seventh studio album and jointly announced a 31-stop U.S. tour in support of the project with special guest Neko Case kicking off on May 25th in Washington state.

Rebellion Rises

Ziggy Marley
Label: Tuff Gong Worldwide
Release Date: May 18, 2018

Fully written, recorded and produced by Marley, this “passionate and indelible new collection of music encourages people to stand together in activism through love,” notes the reggae icon of his seventh solo studio album.

Santa Rosa Fangs

Matt Costa
Label: Dangerbird Records
Release Date: May 18, 2018

Santa Rosa Fangs is critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s new full-length. Featuring the single “Sharon,” the album was produced by Peter Bauer (The Walkmen) & Nick Stumpf (French Kicks).

Tell Me How You Really Feel

Courtney Barnett
Label: Mom + Pop Music
Release Date: May 18, 2018

The Grammy, Brit nominated and ARIA winning Aussie rocker returns with her second album – Tell Me How You Really Feel – following her 2015 debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit.

Wide Awake!

Parquet Courts
Label: Rough Trade Records
Release Date: May 18, 2018

Parquet Court’s 5th album, Wide Awake! is a groundbreaking work about independence and individuality but also about collectivity and communitarianism. There’s also a breaking of new territory that’s a testament to the group’s restless spirit.

You Got ‘Em All

Trent Harmon
Label: Big Machine Records
Release Date: May 18, 2018

The reigning American Idol champ’s debut album is an 11 track project that features songwriting credits by heavyweights Chris Stapleton, Jim Beavers, and Keith Urban, among others.