The fourth week of new releases in April. Info and links for the ones you want to know about most below, plus some other ones you may not have heard of (but should know), with audio & video for your listening and viewing pleasure. Click here
to see releases from the past several weeks…
It's hard not to like such a brash and sassy British pop songstress, especially when she writes such cheeky lyrics. This is her third full-length studio album, and while I'm not a huge fan of first single "Hard Out There" (for a bitch), I don't hate it. U.K. music rag Q notes that Sheezus is a blend of "punchy feminist statements, wistful party jams, NSFW love letters to her husband, two-finger salutes to her critics, and moments of startling vulnerability."
, All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman
A live album of performances honoring the rock n' roll icon, by Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Devon Allman, Robert Randolph, Sam Moore, Keb' Mo', Dr. John, Pat Monahan, John Hiatt, Taj Mahal, Widespread Panic, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Jackson Brown,the Allman Brothers Band with musical direction by Don Was, and others.
Andrew Jackson Jihad
, Christmas Island
Black Stone Cherry
, Magic Mountain
, Someday World
[Brian Eno and Karl Hyde project]
Fujiya & Miyagi
, Artificial Sweeteners
The UK's krauty electro outfit issues a fifth full-length. Check the video for first single "Flaws" below. Much more of an early '80s sound with heavy urgent synth jams, but with the same breathy-Brit vocals. Check it out after the jump along with the rest of this week's new releases....