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Record Store Day Is Saturday, April 18

March 8th, 2009 7:00am EDT
Radiohead
The organizers of Record Store Day have been happily overwhelmed by a steady flurry of support and activity from artists, record labels and retailers wishing to participate in the annual event in salutation of the independent music store. This year Record Store Day is set to feature a number of exciting new products made especially for the event from such well-known artists as Radiohead, Wilco, Tom Waits and Lucinda Williams and the Flight of the Conchords, just to name a few.

Wilco plan to release their upcoming DVD as an exclusive release to indie stores and on the band's website on...
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Lucinda Williams' 'Little Honey' Out Oct. 14; On Tour Now

October 3rd, 2008 7:30pm EDT
Lucinda Williams
Lucinda Williams has always been adept at painting landscapes of the soul, illuminating the spirit's shadowy nooks and shimmering crannies— but she's never captured the sun breaking through the clouds as purely as on her new Lost Highway release, Little Honey.

"I'm in a different phase of my life, so there are more happy moments on this album," the singer-songwriter says of her ninth studio set. " 'Darkly introspective,' is one phrase people have used to describe a lot of my songs. There are moody songs, but I'm looking outside myself a little bit more. These aren't 'boy meets girl, b...
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Lila Downs Announces Sept. 2 Release Of Diverse New Album 'Shake Away'

August 21st, 2008 11:09pm EDT
Lila Downs
Exploring and expressing Mexico's rich culture has been a lifelong passion for Lila Downs. On Shake Away, Downs takes listeners on a journey that's both intensely personal and vividly universal. Recorded in New York and Mexico City, the songs range from the pointed "Minimum Wage" to the mystical "Silent Thunder" to a cover of Lucinda Williams' "I Envy The Wind" in English and Spanish ("Yo Envidio El Viento") versions.

On Shake Away Lila invites a group of special guests, including the legendary Argentinean singer Mercedes Sosa on a duet of her song "Tierra de Luz" (Land of Light); long...
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Spotlight On Australian Entertainers

July 21st, 2008 9:00am EDT
Russell Crowe
What is it about Aussies that Americans find so fascinating? Is it the cute accents? The laid-back attitudes? The "party animal" reputations? It could be a mix of all of these traits. It could also be because, although we speak the same language and our cultures have many similarities, many of us know very little about Australia. That strange yet familiar vibe makes those down under denizens appear exciting and mysterious - an irresistible combo!

Since Americans are also fascinated with celebrities, it's no surprise that so many awesome Aussie entertainers have found fame in the U.S. ...
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Emmylou Harris Rarities Take Flight On 'Songbird'; Win The Set

September 19th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Emmylou Harris
LOS ANGELES -- 12-time Grammy Award-winner Emmylou Harris retraces the back roads of her remarkable musical journey that spans more than three decades with a highly personalized, far-reaching boxed set spotlighting her favorite tracks and difficult-to-find or previously unreleased gems.

Rhino lets one of the most instantly recognizable voices of any genre call the tunes for this four-CD and one-DVD collection of career favorites, difficult-to-find material and live performances from her days with Gram Parsons and, later, the Hot Band to her bluegrass material and her fascinating concep...
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Heart's Ann Wilson To Release First Solo Album Sept. 11

September 3rd, 2007 9:00am EDT
Ann Wilson
Heart singer Ann Wilson has recorded her first-ever solo effort Hope & Glory, due September 11th on Zoë/ Rounder Records. The arresting vocalist branches out with a socially conscious and thought-provoking album of songs she selected to inspire the appropriately titled Hope & Glory. Produced by Ben Mink (K.D. Lang, Feist), Hope & Glory features guest appearances from iconic artists Elton John, Gretchen Wilson, Alison Krauss, Rufus Wainwright, Ann's sister Nancy Wilson and others on unique renditions of songs made famous by Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Neil Young and more.

Hope...
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DeVotchKa Summer Shows Announced; Band Writing For Winter Release

May 15th, 2007 5:30pm EDT
DeVotchKa
DeVotchKa have announced a handful of summer performances that will happen around the recording of the band's first full length in three years. Nationwide shows will begin in late May and will include a two-night return to New York's Spiegeltent, a performance at Colorado's legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater, and Seattle's Bumbershoot. Dates begin on May 24th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

Between records DeVotchKa multi-instrumentalist Tom Hagerman created 'The Breakfast Playground' a solo work of haunting instrumental pieces on which Hagerman provides, violin, accordio...
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Lucinda Williams' Classic "Car Wheels On A Gravel Road" Remastered And Expanded

November 22nd, 2006 12:36pm EST
Lucinda Williams
With a new Lucinda Williams album this fall, her most rapturously acclaimed and best-selling album to date receives the expanded Deluxe Edition treatment. The two-CD Car Wheels On A Gravel Road - Deluxe Edition (Mercury/Lost Highway/UMe), released October 24, 2006, adds a pair of previously unreleased studio tracks plus an alternate version of "Still I Long For Your Kiss" heard in The Horse Whisperer and an entire previously unreleased 1998 live performance to a newly remastered edition of the singer-songwriter's most celebrated and beloved album.

Six years since her previous album, 1...
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