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New Music Monday Has Your Stalwart Music Heroes

by John Stein

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.

The Whigs- “Waiting”

It’s hard not to notice that The Whigs have been straight up rocking for the past ten years, without much change. But who needs change when your songs are well written and your fan base continues to grow?

Bettye Lavette- “I’m Not The One”

Soul legend Bettye Lavette just released this single covering soul-blues rockers The Black Keys. Her smooth vocals work quite nicely with Auerbach and Carney’s smooth songwriting.

Dispatch- Circles Around The Sun

After twelve years these consistently popular rockers decided it was time to release a new full length record. In that time they have reached cult status, especially on college campuses, and enough so that they can afford to do this album totally through their own label.

John Hiatt- Mystic Pinball

Very few musicians can say that have released more than 20 studio albums, and John Hiatt is one of them.  This lifer-artist continues his saga of solid, popular records with his 21st through New West Records.

Poor Moon- Poor Moon

Longtime friends and members of bands such as Pedro the Lion and Fleet Foxes, Christian Wargo and Casey Wescott make up half of Poor Moon. With this new project these two step out from behind the prominent front men in those bands to get a little of the glory themselves.

Shemekia Copeland- 33 1/3

While maybe not a household name, Copeland has definitely made a name for herself in the blues world. She has opened for B.B. King, Buddy Guy, and even The Rolling Stones. If those guys have been listening its probably time the rest of us do too.

Steve Forbert- Over With You

Stalwart as ever, Forbert returns with this straightforward yet honest new album. In the studio he teamed up with Grammy Award winning producer Chris Goldsmith, of Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite fame.