New Music Highlights

Big California Son

Morrissey
Label: BMG
Release Date: May 24, 2019

The new covers album of classic ‘60s and ‘70s songs from the indie rock king features an assembly of collaborators, including Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Sameer Gadhia of Young the Giant, Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene, Lydia Night of The Regrettes and others.

Flamagra

Flying Lotus
Label: Warp Records
Release Date: May 24, 2019

Enter Flamagra — a work that sweeps up every quantum advance and creative leap of the last dozen years of Flying Lotus’ career and takes them even further; an astral afro-futurist masterpiece of deep soul, cosmic dust, and startling originality.

In Plain Slight

Honeyblood
Label: Marathon Artists
Release Date: May 24, 2019

In Plain Sight sees Honeyblood’s Stina Tweeddale finally step forward and claim the mantle of her project as her sole vision. Three albums in, the project she birthed seven years ago finds its most steely-focus and ambitious form yet. Stina takes the solo reigns in collaboration with super-producer John  Congleton (Angel Olsen, St Vincent) for her most definitive work to date.

Rocketman (Music From the Motion Picture)

Various Artists
Label: Interscope
Release Date: May 24, 2019

The soundtrack to the film starring Taron Edgerton as a young Sir Elton John was produced by Giles Martin – the son of Beatles producer George Martin – and features various cast members reinterpreting Elton’s classic hits, along with a new song co-written by John and his songwriting partner Bernie Taupin.

The Saint of Lost Causes

Justin Townes Earle
Label: New West Records
Release Date: May 24, 2019

The Saint Of Lost Causes is the 8th album from American roots troubadour, Justin Townes Earle.  Earle’s latest album finds a songwriter and artist who is unflinching and unequivocal in his truth. When writing this album, Earle focused on a different America—the disenfranchised and the downtrodden, the oppressed and the oppressors, the hopeful and the hopeless.

We Get By

Mavis Staples
Label: ANTI- Records
Release Date: May 24, 2019

A clarion call to love, faith, justice and brotherhood lies at the heart of living legend & vocal powerhouse Mavis Staples’ new album, produced and written by Ben Harper.

Zoospa

J-E-T-S
Label: Innovative Leisure
Release Date: May 24, 2019

J-E-T-S is Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum, two of the decade’s most versatile producers. Their only commitment has been to lucidly fuse the mutant strains of the past into the vaguely familiar present.