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.
Amos Lee - "The Man Who Wants You"
"The Man Who Wants You" is the newest track from Amos Lee, his first new music since 2011's The Mission Bell. The song was recorded in a converted East Nashville church turned studio and is off of his new record, Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, due out October 1st. Joining Lee on the album are Alison Krauss, Patty Griffin, and Jerry Douglas.
Kings of Leon - "Supersoaker"
"Supersoaker" comes from the Kings of Leon's new album Mechanical Bull, another that was recorded in Nashville. It's a rhythmic and soulful song, much more so than the Kings of Leon of old, perhaps one more in line with the musical history of where the album was recorded. Either way, it's got us excited for their full record out September 24th.
Terraplane Sun - "Get Me Golden"
"Get Me Golden" is a addicting and catchy new track out from Terraplane Sun, who are self described as "blues indie folk dance soul." The music video for the song was supposedly inspired by the Rolling Stones' "Jumping Jack Flash," and much like that song its an upbeat, easygoing song perfect for the summer months.
The Features - The Features
The Features are a Nashville band (where else?) who formed after playing covers of Neil Young while bored. Although it's self-titled, The Features is the band's fourth album, and their sound is psychedelic indie; as one review said, think Ray Davies meets Elvis Costello.
The White Buffalo - Shadows, Greys, and Evil Ways
On September 10th, The White Buffalo will release Shadows, Greys, and Evil Ways. Jake Smith, the lead of the band, has stated that the album is "a 14-track examination of an Iraq war veteran, from his enlistment to combat to his eventual return and unraveling." Although that may seem somber, the record is actually a fairly upbeat and pleasant listen, steeped in country and western style.
Various Artists - Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle
Sing Me the Songs is a new collection of covers out this Thursday. The album features highlights from several concerts that honored Canadian Songwriter Hall of Fame member Kate McGarrigle. After she died in 2010, her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright put together the shows, which featured songs from Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Jimmy Fallon, and more. One of our favorites here is the first track, "Kiss and Say Goodbye," which, much like the entire album, reminds us how great McGarrigle was.