Upcoming June Releases
Going to highlight a few titles coming up in June that will definitely be worth checking out and picking up. Make sure to call or email to order any of these titles.
Neil Young - Homegrown (June 19) - Neil has been emptying his vaults the past few years and each release has been incredible so far. In June, we get Homegrown, another unreleased LP from the 1970’s. Neil Young has said this album is “the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time”, which perfectly describes the warm, semi-acoustic feel of these twelve songs. Originally intended to be released in 1975, the album has remained unreleased since then, and has a legendary status among Neil’s fans.Seven of the songs are previously unreleased on any album, and different versions of the other five songs would appear on later Neil Young albums. Neil plays guitar, piano and harmonica on the album, and is accompanied by a stellar group of musicians including Levon Helm, Ben Keith, Karl T Himmel, Tim Drummond, Emmylou Harris and Robbie Robertson.
The Sword - Conquest of Kingdoms (June 19) - It’s hard to not love Austin’s metal masters, The Sword. They’re heavy, loud and the riffs are gigantic. Their newest release is Conquest of Kingdoms, a 3LP compendium of career-spanning live performances, b-sides, covers and rarities, culled from the complete studio album recordings of The Sword. This limited edition 3-LP set is housed in triple gatefold packaging and pressed on uniquely colored vinyl.
LP1 – Opaque Orange with Blue & Black Splatter
LP2 – Split Opaque Orange/Opaque Blue with Black, Blue & Orange Splatter
LP3 – Opaque Blue with Orange & Black Splatter
This one will be an immediate collector’s item. Make sure to order a copy ASAP.
Phoebe Bridgers - Punisher (June 19) - Phoebe Bridgers doesn’t write love songs as much as songs about the impact love can have on our lives, personalities, and priorities. Punisher, her fourth release and second solo album, is concerned with that subject. Whether it’s writing tweets or songs, Bridgers’s singular talent lies in bringing fierce curiosity to slimy and painful things, interrogating them until they yield up answers that are beautiful and absurd, or faithfully reporting the reality that, sometimes, they are neither. Bridgers pulls together a formidable crew of guests, including the Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, Christian Lee Hutson and Conor Oberst as well as Nathaniel Walcott (of Bright Eyes), Nick Zinner (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Jenny Lee Lindberg (of Warpaint), Blake Mills and Jim Keltner. The album was mixed by Mike Mogis, who also mixed Stranger In The Alps. Her previous LP was one of my favorite albums of 2017 and I can’t wait for this one.