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The Avett Brothers | photo by Crackerfarm | courtesy of the artist

Longtime favorites The Avett Brothers headline a robust list of new releases this week. The band’s tenth album and third in the “Gleam” series, The Third Gleam, finds the band performing as a trio and in an intimate, stripped-down, and spiritual space. Piggybacking yesterday #TBTXPN “Reggae Day”, check out Got To Be Tough by the legendary Toots & the Maytals, including a version of “Three Little Birds” with Ziggy Marley. Also this week, Bettye LaVette honors great jazz & blues vocalists with her album Blackbirds, Angel Olsen reimagines her latest album All Mirrors in the more intimate collection Whole New Mess, and Josh Ritter unearths some rarities on See Here, I Have Built You A Mansion. Rounding out our playlist this week is a new album from Allman Betts Band, Americana rocker Ruston Kelly, and up-and-coming indie pop singer Samia. #PressPlay and enjoy!

The Avett BrothersThe Third Gleam

We LOVE: “I Go To My Heart”; “Victory”

Toots & The Maytals Got To Be Tough

We LOVE: “Got To Be Tough”; “Three Little Birds” (feat. Ziggy Marley)

Bettye LaVette Blackbirds

We LOVE: “Blues For The Weepers”; “Strange Fruit”

Josh Ritter See Here, I Have Built You A Mansion

We LOVE: “Time Is Wasting”

Angel Olsen Whole New Mess

We LOVE: “Whole New Mess”; “Waving, Smiling”

The Allman Betts Band Bless Your Heart

We LOVE: “Magnolia Road”

Ruston Kelly Shape & Destroy

We LOVE: “Radio Cloud”

Samia The Baby

We LOVE: “Fit N Full”

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