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Sharon Van Etten | photo by Jen Rosenstein | courtesy of the artist

I wouldn’t usually pick an anniversary reissue to top the list of PRESS PLAY, but epic Ten isn’t your usual anniversary reissue. To commemorate 10 years of her second album, Sharon Van Etten offers a remaster of the original recordings alongside new covers of the entire album performed by Fiona Apple, Courtney Barnett, Shamir, Lucinda Williams, and more. Best known for his experimental psychedelic output as the leader of Wand, Cory Hanson makes a surprising solo excursion into the realm of cosmic country on Pale Horse Rider. Ethereal pop trio London Grammar return with Californian Soil, a record bursting with atmosphere and energy. This week The Polyphonic Spree announced two new releases for 2021; Afflatus, a collection of covers, is out now with a new original set arriving in the fall. With recordings spanning 2017-2019, ‘Til We Meet Again is, surprisingly, Norah Jones‘s first-ever live album. Genre-bending musician Nick Hakim teams up with poet Roy Nathanson for Small Things, showcasing new poetry born out of an impromptu studio visit. Paul McCartney invites Beck, St. Vincent, Khruangbin, and more to rework tracks off his most recent album for McCartney III: Imagined. Adventurous trio Son Lux complete their ambitious project Tomorrows with the multi-part album’s third installment. PRESS PLAY on these new albums and more…

Sharon Van Ettenepic Ten
WE LOVE: Big Red Machine – “A Crime” Shamir – “DsharpG” Lucinda Williams “Save Yourself”

Cory HansonPale Horse Rider
WE LOVE: “Angeles” “Paper Fog”

London GrammarCalifornian Soil
WE LOVE: “How Does it Feel” “Lose Your Head”

The Polyphonic SpreeAfflatus
WE LOVE: “You Put My Love Out the Door” “The Spirit of Radio”

Norah Jones‘Til We Meet Again
WE LOVE: “Don’t Know Why” “It Was You”

Nick Hakim + Roy NathansonSmall Things
WE LOVE: “Moonman”

Paul McCartneyMcCartney III: Imagined
WE LOVE: “Find My Way (feat. Beck)” “Slidin’ (EOB Remix)”

Son LuxTomorrows III
WE LOVE: “Vacancy” “A Different Kind of Love”

EXTENDED PLAYS (a few more notable things out this week):
Greta Van FleetThe Battle at Garden’s Gate, Talib Kweli + Diamond D Gotham, NoodsBlush, Spencer KrugFading Graffiti., Born RuffiansPulp, Fred again..Actual Life (April 14 – December 17 2020), Andy StottNever the Right Time

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