Category Archives: New Music

Rita Coolidge To Release New Album, Safe In The Arms Of Time

The ’70s were indeed a rich and musically diverse period as Rock grew a few more inches. With an array of emerging styles, Rock was blessed with music to give us fans. And we were equally blessed to be able to hear what was created. One of the great female singers from that time was Rita Coolidge, who sang back up on some great songs like “After Midnight” (Eric Clapton), and “Love The One You’re With” (Stephen Stills). As a one-time wife to Kris Kristofferson, she provided timeless duets like “Crippled Crow” (Breakaway – 1974).

She enjoyed a hit-making status with several classic vocal covers of “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher”, “We’re All Alone”, and “The Way You Do The Things You Do”, all of the same classic album, Anytime…Anywhere (1977). That album sold well over a million copies in the US alone. Not counting her 2012 Christmas album (A Rita Coolidge Christmas), her last studio effort was 2005’s And So Is Love.

On May 4, Rita Coolidge (via Blue Élan Records) will release a brand new album. Called Safe In The Arms Of Time, Rita Coolidge will provide fans with twelve original songs, with one co-written and performed with Keb Mo (“Walking On Water”).

Safe In The Arms Of Time (which I’d say was true for Rita looking at her cover shot), will be available on CD, DD, and vinyl LP. A song from the album is available (hear below).

UPDATE: Blues Pills Guitarist, Dorian Sorriaux To Release 4-Track EP, Hungry Ghost

If you have followed the band, Blues Pills, then you already know the kind of powerhouse blues/Rock they can produce.  With a successful album, Lady In Gold (2016), and a successful tour in the books, here was inevitable downtime.  Guitarist, Dorian Sorriaux had decided to put that downtime to effective use and has recorded a collection of songs that will be released as an EP.

On June 29, the Dorian Sorriaux EP, consisting of four psychedelic folk tunes, will be released as Hungry Ghost. This EP will be released via Soulseller Records.

Here at MusicTAP, I’m a big fan of Blues Pills. I’m also a fan of the resurgence and expansion of Psychedelic music. With both of these loves, I’m actually quite excited for this set, even if it’s small.

New Ray LaMontagne Album Arriving, Part Of The Light

Two years ago, Ray LaMontagne released his sixth album, Ouroboros to critics acclaim. His vocal style and musical presentation is a unique one as his voice and music is heavily reminiscent of a musical era gone by. That is to say that his fame would have been higher in the era of the late ’60s, and early ’70s. His last album displayed a style update and is still a haunting pleasure to listen to.

On May 18, RCA Records will release the latest  Ray LaMontagne album, Part Of The Light. It will offer a list of nine new tracks and if we can judge by the already released song, “Such A Simple Thing”, then it’s pretty easy to say that the acoustic talent and unique voice of Ray LaMontagne will be in full dress for this album.

Part Of The Light will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

Part Of The LightRay LaMontagne

01. To the Sea
02. Paper Man
03. Part of the Light
04. It’s Always Been You
05. Let’s Make It Last
06. As Black As Blood Is Blue
07. Such A Simple Thing
08. No Answer Arrives
09. Goodbye Blue Sky

New Roger Daltrey Album, As Long As I Have You

Admittedly, the last thing I would expect in this world of Rock and Roll is a new Roger Daltrey album. And not because I think it’s unnecessary. I sill warmly remember his debut Daltrey (1973), and his followup, Ride A Rock Horse (1975), and even One of The Boys (1977). All in all, Roger Daltrey has released eight solo efforts, his last being Rocks In The Head (1992). What surprises me is his announcement that releasing albums is a wasteful effort given the current environment.  And yet:

On June 1, Polydor will release the next Roger Daltrey album, As Long As I Have You. It will provide eleven songs, many with Pete Townshend on guitar, giving us as close a Who album as can be expected.

As Long As I Have You will be released on CD, DD, and two versions of vinyl including 180g-weight black vinyl, and a limited edition 180g-weight red color vinyl LP housed in a “disco bag”.  The red vinyl set is available exclusively via The Who webstore.

As for me, this is one for the fans!

As Long As I Have YouRoger Daltrey

01 As Long As I Have You
02 How Far
03 Where Is A Man To Go?
04 Get On Out Of The Rain
05 I’ve Got Your Love
06 Into My Arms
07 You Haven’t Done Nothing
08 Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind
09 Certified Rose
10 The Love You Save
11 Always Heading Home

Loreena McKennitt To Release New Album, Lost Souls

For decades, Loreena McKennitt has given to an audience of fans her lush and engaging lyrical songs with a Celtic flavor. As an accomplished musician and composer of extraordinary worth, Loreena McKennitt has given us a delightful library of  songs. Her last album was The Wind That Shakes The Barley, which was released in 2010. Now, eight years later, we’re being gifted with a new album, her first of original music since her 2006 album, An Ancient Muse.

On May 11, Quinlan Road will release the newest album by the artist, Lost Souls. This new album will feature nine new songs.

Lost Souls will be released on CD, DD, and 180g-weigh black vinyl LP.

 

New Let’s Eat Grandma (LEG) Album Due In June

Back in the middle of the year for 2016, I came across a UK duo going by the name of…Let’s Eat Grandma. Their first album, I Gemini, released with a bounty of listenable songs. (You can read that article here.) As is the current trend these days, the band has taken a few years to produce their newest collection of tunes.

On June 29, Trangressive Records will release the duo’s second album, I’m All Ears. The new album contains eleven new tracks, two f which are currently available for streaming or download (“Hot Pink“, “Falling Into Me“).

I’m All Ears will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.

UPDATE: Blues Pills Guitarist, Dorrian Sorriaux To Release 4-Track EP, Hungry Ghost

If you have followed the band, Blues Pills, then you already know the kind of powerhouse blues/Rock they can produce.  With a successful album, Lady In Gold (2016), and a successful tour in the books, here was inevitable downtime.  Guitarist, Dorian Sorriaux had decided to put that downtime to effective use and has recorded a collection of songs that will be released as an EP.

On June 29, the Dorian Sorriaux EP, consisting of four psychedelic folk tunes, will be released as Hungry Ghost. This EP will be released via Soulseller Records.

Here at MusicTAP, I’m a big fan of Blues Pills. I’m also a fan of the resurgence and expansion of Psychedelic music. With both of these loves, I’m actually quite excited for this set, even if it’s small.

 

 

Jennifer Warnes To Release New Album, Another Time, Another Place

Jennifer Warnes was a graceful and elegant part of the early era of Rock as part of the Leonard Cohen entourage as a back-up singer. Although she had released two albums for the old Parrot label, it wasn’t until her fourth album, her second self-titled issue, released on Arista Records, that she garnered public attention with her MOR hit, “Right Time Of The Night”. She later gathered more deserved praise for her album, Famous Blue Raincoat (1986), where she covered her mentor’s (Leonard Cohen) songs, some of which she co-authored with LC. She last released a solo album in 2001 with The Well.

On April 27, BMG Records will release the new Jennifer Warnes album, Another Time, Another Place. It will present ten newly recorded songs, with covers of songs by Eddie Vedder (“Just Breathe”), Mark Knopfler (“Why Worry”), and others like John Legend, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks.

Jennifer Warnes also recorded a hit single with Joe Cocker on 1982’s number one song from An Officer and a Gentleman, “Up Where We Belong”.

Another Time, Another Place – Jennifer Warnes

01 Just Breathe
02 Tomorrow Night
03 Once I Was Loved
04 So Sad
05 I See Your Face Before Me
06 I Am The Big Easy
07 The Boys And Me
08 Back Where I Started
09 Freedom
10 Why Worry

 

New Spock’s Beard Album, Noise Floor

Spock’s Beard has long been a favorite of Prog fans. Their last studio album was back in 2015 with The Oblivion Particle. With twelve albums since their The Light debut back in 1995, it is nice to see how the band is becoming more noticed than ever before. The Oblivion Particle was a hit in today’s numbers with good action throughout the world. But now it’s 2018, and fans are ready for more.

On May 25, Spock’s Beard will release their next album, Noise Floor. With a collection of eight original songs, plus the inclusion of a bonus  EP set of four outtakes from the recording sessions, this new album is ready to thrill fans.

Noise Floor will be available as a 2CD digipak edition, DD, and a 2LP edition.

Noise FloorSpock’s Beard

CD1 (Noise Floor):
01 – To Breathe Another Day
02 – What Becomes Of Me
03 – Somebody’s Home
04 – Have We All Gone Crazy Yet
05 – So This Is Life
06 – One So Wise
07 – Box of Spiders
08 – Beginnings

CD2 (Cutting Room Floor EP):
01 – Days We’ll Remember
02 – Bulletproof
03 – Vault
04 – Armageddon Nervous

 

Led Zeppelin Furthers 50th Anniversary With RSD Issue of 7″ Mix Single of “Rock And Roll”

Led Zeppelin has been in the news quite a bit lately. So much so, I would NOT be surprised if they officially announced a tour, maybe even record another album. And while the album might be far-fetched, the tour thing might not be. Jason Bonham has been asked to quit using the name ‘The Led Zeppelin Experience‘. And with Jimmy Page going off on a secretive series of upcoming releases, but starting with a new version of How The West Was Won, and hinting at another valued live set. And then this:

On Record Store Day (April 21), Atlantic Records will be releasing a I’m sure to be sold out and become a collector’s item 7″ vinyl single of “Rock and Roll” in a Sunset Sound mix, backed with an Olympic Studios mix of “Friends“.

The “Rock and Roll” Sunset Sound mix was recorded during the IV period while the “Friends” Olympic Studios mix was recorded during the Led Zeppelin III sessions in 1970. The 7″ vinyl single will be pressed on yellow color vinyl.