PRESS PLAY: 8 New Albums out October 1st! - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Brandi Carlile | photo by Neil Krug

The dawn of a new month brings a bounty of new albums for October! Brandi Carlile‘s In These Silent Days is the long-awaited followup to the XPN favorite’s Grammy-winning By the Way, I Forgive You; as you’d expect, it packs an emotional wallop. The same can be said of In Heaven, the latest heart-wrenching set from Strand of Oaks. Their second full-length collaboration, Love for Sale finds Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett playfully making their way through the Cole Porter songbook. illuminati hotties began as a project for Sarah Tudzin to show off her prowess as an engineer and producer; the tracks on Let Me Do One More showcase those skills alongside blistering hooks and tender turns.

As its name implies, Half a Hundred Years is a collaborator-heavy milestone celebration from Western swing icons Asleep at the Wheel. Toronto’s Ducks Ltd. (fka Ducks Unlimited) offer up their charming debut, Modern Fiction. A pair of live recordings caught our attention this week: The Comeback Special is, true to its name, Matt Johnson’s first non-soundtrack release as The The in over 20 years. Recorded over three nights in in late 2014, The Daptone Super Soul Revue LIVE at the Apollo captures sets by some of the label’s immortal stars, including Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, and Naomi Shelton. PRESS PLAY on these new releases and more below…

Brandi CarlileIn These Silent Days
WE LOVE: “Right on Time” “This Time Tomorrow” “Broken Horses”

Strand of OaksIn Heaven
WE LOVE: “Galacticana” “Jimi & Stan”

Tony Bennett and Lady GagaLove for Sale
WE LOVE: “I Get a Kick Out of You” “Love for Sale”

illuminati hottiesLet Me Do One More

Asleep at the WheelHalf a Hundred Years
WE LOVE: “Take Me Back to Tulsa (feat. George Strait)” “There You Go Again (“feat. Lyle Lovett)”

Ducks Ltd.Modern Fiction
WE LOVE: “18 Cigarettes” “How Lonely Are You?”

The The – The Comeback Special
WE LOVE: “Sweet Bird of Truth” “The Beat(en) Generation”

Various Artists – The Daptone Super Soul Revue LIVE at the Apollo
WE LOVE: Charles Bradley & the Extraordinaires – “Let Love Stand a Chance” Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “Get Up and Get Out”

The AccidentalsVessel, Black DiceMod Prog Sic, Boy ScoutsWayfinder, Dar WilliamsI’ll Meet You Here, Diet Cig – I Don’t Like Driving Like I Used To EP, The Doobie BrothersLiberté, Double Dagger – Sophisticated Urban Living (Contemporary Conveniences Edition), Explosions in the SkyBig Bend: (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television), Garbage – beautifulgarbage (20th Anniversary Edition), GLOK Pattern Recognition, Goodbye HonoluluGoodbye Honolulu, Grateful DeadListen to the River: St. Louis ’71 ’72 ’73, Hovvdy – True Love, Kevin Morby – A Night at the Little Los Angeles (Sundowner 4-Track Demos), Meek MillExpensive Pain, MinistryMoral Hygiene, Neil YoungOBS1: Carnie Hall 1970, Pond9, The Tisburys – Pictures of Fireworks, YesThe Quest, Various Artists – Mighty Fine: An Austin City Limits Tribute to Walter Hyatt

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