New Music Recommendations – 28th June 2019

Three great new tracks here for you to get your ears around from new Saddle Creek signing, Ada Lea, as well as new music from Rachel Sermanni, RF Shannon, Kevin Krauter, D.C Berman’s Purple Mountains, and Lucy Dacus.

Ada Lea’s new single, What Makes Me Sad, comes in the same week that she’s announced a UK tour for October and November. Her debut album, What We Say In Private, will be out on Saddle Creek on 19th July.

On 23rd August, Scottish singer/songwriter, Rachel Sermanni, releases her new album, So It Turns. The long player comes after a four year break since 2015’s Tied To The Moon. A fantastic return – What Can I Do is definitely one for fans of Cat Power and PJ Harvey – and certainly whets the appetite for the new full length. Rachel will tour the UK in September and October.

RF Shannon’s new album is one of the most highly anticipated LPs of the year, and Angeline is even more reason to get excited. “I like the idea of a Southwestern sound. That’s my haunt. We’re too country for the indie world, not country enough for the Americana crowd, too mellow for the psych scene, too Texas thunderstorm for the California sunshine. it’s been funny to navigate,” Renfro – the mind behind RF Shannon – stated. Whatever it is – we love it. Album, Rain On Dust, is out through Keeled Scales on 2nd August.

Following last year’s debut album, Toss Up, Kevin Krauter’s shared a brand new single, Pretty Boy. No UK dates have been announced yet, but Kevin is back in the studio, and will tour the US with Soccer Mommy through July. Toss Up is out now through Bayonet Records.

Margaritas At The Mall is the third song to be previewed from the upcoming album from ex-Silver Jews’ main man, D.C Berman. Having had a copy of this LP for over a month – trust us! – it’s an absolute belter! Purple Mountains is out on 12th July through Drag City.

Forever Half Mast is the latest single in Lucy Dacus’ 2019 song series. Out just in time for Independence Day, Dacus states the song covers the ‘daily dissonance one endures as an American wherein much of our joy is counterweighted by shame, where much of our pride lives in tandem with injustice and suffering.’

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