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New Music Monday Is Ready To Get Back To The Music

by Josh Briseno

New Music Monday is a collection of the best new releases in music each week. We share them with you every Monday, every hour on WFUV.

Fiona Apple- “Every Single Night”

Apple is back after 7 years with her new 23-word titled album due out June 19. The first single from this record “Every Single Night” strips her back down to the basics as she delivers her latest heartbreak with ease.

Amadou & Mariam- Folila

After their successful run with Coldplay a few years ago this talented husband and wife duo are back with Folila. This album features plenty of indie rocks finest while seamlessly blending them with their African roots.

Diamond Rugs- Diamond Rugs

John McCauley gathers his favorite indie friends to form Diamond Rugs. Diamond Rugs feels as if this indie “supergroup” had one hell of a weekend where they also ended up recording some songs.

Alejandro Escovedo- Big Station

Escovedo’s 11’th solo album does everything possible to remind you that he is from Texas. Big Station has many Texas references but the overarching themes of home and love remind you that Alejandro still knows what he is talking about.

Father John Misty- Fear Fun

The ex Fleet Fox drummer is finally displaying a lot of talent that was being hidden behind the drum kit. The harmonies might be familiar at first but Tillman is able to move away from his former band and be his own artist.

Nanci Griffith- Intersection

If this album feels like Griffith has more bite to her it’s because she does. Intersection is her 20th album and this veteran uses it to reflect on the scars and hard memories that she has earned.

Glen Hansard- “Love Don’t Leave Me Waiting”

Hansard has been making music with The Frames long before his breakout role in the movie Once. After Once, Hansard formed the band The Swell Season with his co-star and then girlfriend Marketa Irglova. That band as well as that relationship has since passed and Hansard is ready for his solo debut with a fresh heartbreak.

Joe Pug- The Great Despiser

Joe Pug’s second album features a new sound now that he is working with a full band. Pug fans shouldn’t be too worried though as he was somehow able to keep his intimate songwriting intact.

Emeli Sande- Our Version of Events

Sande presents herself with completely honesty. Each song on the record is original and through her storytelling she is able to draw us in with real life stories. That experience provides this album with the heart it needs.

The Wandering- Go On Now, You Can’t Stay Here

This album plays homage to folk’s current greats. The various artists featured on this record, put together by North Mississippi All-Stars guitarist Luther Dickinson, provide the current pulse on everything that is Southern folk.

Jonathan Wilson- Gentle Spirit

Gentle Spirit could not be a more appropriate title. Wilson slowly draws you into his sound but were most artists would pick the speed up Wilson doesn’t. Instead what Wilson does is bring you into his jam band ways and enjoy the music for what it is, nothing more and nothing less.