H.C. McEntire "Eno Axis (Merge Records)"
From Merge Records:
“Early rise, start the fire, till the rows, pass the tithes.” So starts H.C. McEntire’s sophomore release, EnoAxis. It’s a set of directions delivered with assurance and authority, reaching the listener without pretension almost as a sermon or spell. McEntire has always had one foot planted in the traditional country gospel roots of her upbringing while boldly wrestling with its complications, creating an Americana sound of her own. But that has never rung as true as it does now on the transcendent psalms of Eno Axis.
Roots & Tings "All of This (Rough Trade Publishing)"
A collaboration between artists, Lateef, Jah Yzer and Winstrong based in the Bay Area.
Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters "Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters (American Laundromat)"
From American Laundromat Records:
Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters cover some of Tanya’s favorite songs by The Go Go’s, Leonard Cohen, Kirsty MacColl, Split Enz, Linda Ronstadt, The Pretenders, Wings, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Mary Margaret O’Hara on this outstanding new album.
Miles Francis & Jas Walton "Basement Tape (Rough Trade Publishing)"
From Figure & Ground:
Basement Tape is a follow up to the duo’s first album Explorations in Drums & Sax (2016), also on Figure & Ground. “This is almost like a deconstruction of what went into our first record. This is where it starts – naked, in a way,” says Francis. This time, the tracks were mixed at home by Lily Wen, the head of the label.
“Miles and Jas have been a big part of my musical life,” says Lily. “I’m constantly inspired by what they make and how they play. Mixing this record, it was easy to just let everything come through naturally, as it was recorded and as it was being put down. I wanted to keep as much of that original energy as possible. The songs are so nuanced that all the production elements are already there – they do it in real time.”