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On April 22, 2008.

On April 22, 2008, “Wishbone” label released “For My Friends”, the fourth Blind Melon studio album. It was recorded 2007 – 2008, at “Wishbone Studio” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Cristopher Thorn.

Personnel:

  • Travis Warren – vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Christopher Thorn – rhythm guitar, electric piano
  • Rogers Stevens- lead guitar
  • Brad Smith – bass, backing vocals
  • Glen Graham – drums, percussion

Track listing:

All songs by Glen Graham, Brad Smith, Roger Stevens, Cristopher Thorn  and Travis Warren.

  1. For My Friends
  2. With the Right Set of Eyes
  3. Wishing Well
  4. Sometimes
  5. Tumblin’ Down
  6. Down On the Pharmacy
  7. Make a Difference
  8. Harmful Belly
  9. Last Laugh
  10. Hypnotized
  11. Father Time
  12. So High
  13. Cheetum Street
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On April 19, 2012.

On April 19, 2012, Mark Lavon “Levon” Helm died aged 71. He was singer, multi – instrumentalist and actor, best known as drummer and vocalists for The Band. He sang on Band classics including The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Up on Cripple Creek, Rag Mama Rag, and The Weight. In February 2008, his album “Dirt Farmer” won “Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album”, and in November same year, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Helm at number 91 on its list of “100 Greatest Singers of All Time”.

On April 19, 2010.

On April 19, 2010, “Bella Union” label released “Queen of Denmark”, the debut John Grant solo album. It was recorded July – October 2008 and May – July 2009, at “Midlake Recording Studio” in Denton, Texas, and was produced by Paul Alexander, Eric Pulido and John Grant.

Personnel:

  • John Grant– lead vocals, piano, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Eric Pulido – electric and acoustic guitar
  • Eric Nichelson – electric and acoustic guitar
  • Paul Alexander – bass, bassoon
  • McKenzie Smith – drums
  • Tim Smith– flute
  • Jesse Chandler – piano
  • Britt Herrington – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Robert Gomez – guitar
  • Bryan Van Divier – baritone guitar
  • Fiona Brice– strings
  • Buffi Jacobs – cello
  • David Pierce – trombone
  • Sara Lov– background vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by John Grant.

  1. TC and Honeybear
  2. Marz
  3. Where Dreams Go to Die
  4. Sigourney Weaver
  5. Chicken Bones
  6. Silver Platter Club
  7. It’s Easier
  8. Outer Space
  9. Jesus Hates Faggots
  10. Caramel
  11. Leopard & Lamb
  12. Queen of Denmark

 

On April 14, 2009.

On April 14, 2009, “Dangerbird” label released “Swoon”, the second Silversun Pickups album. It was recorded July 2008 – February 2009, at “Sunset Sound”, “Sound Factory” and “Paramount Studios”, and was produced by Dave Cooley. The album cover uses the artwork “St. Clair”; the inside packing features pieces “Disembodiment” and “Reverberations”, all paintings from the collection entitled “The Flowering”, by Darren Waterston.

Personnel:

  • Brian Aubert – vocals, guitar
  • Nikki Monninger – vocals, bass
  • Chris Guanlao – drums
  • Joe Lester – keys
  • Steven Rhodes, Kristen Riley, Jason Gossman – engineers
  • Tony Hoffer, Jason Gossman – mixing
  • Stephen Marcussen – mastering
  • Will Canzoneri – string arrangements
  • Steve Gullick – photography
  • Sara Cumings – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Chris Guaniao and Joe Lester.

  1. There’s No Secrets This Year
  2. The Royal We
  3. Growing Old Is Getting Old
  4. It’s Nice to Know You Work Alone
  5. Panic Switch
  6. Draining
  7. Sort Of
  8. Substitution
  9. Catch and Release
  10. Surrounded (or Spiraling)

On April 14, 2008.

On April 14, 2008, “Repossession Records” label released the self – titled, debut Elliot Minor album. It was recorded 2008 – 2009, at “Dork Studios” in Los Angeles,
“Fourth Street Recording” in Santa Monica, “Mavehole Studios” in York York Minster, “Mayfair Angel & Strongbow Studios” in London, and was produced by Jim Wirt.

Personnel:

  • Alex Davies – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar, piano, string arrangements
  • Ed Minton – vocals, lead and rhythm guitar
  • Ed ‘Teddy’ Hetherton – bass guitar
  • Ali Paul – piano, keyboards, synthesizer
  • Dan Hetherton – drums, backing vocals
  • Eric Rigler- uilleann pipes; Irish whistles
  • Nick Davies – French horn
  • Colin Davies – trumpet
  • Pete Wentz – Bass
  • Dominic Davies – trombone

Track listing:

  1. Time After Time – Alex Davies, Ed Minton
  2. Parallel Worlds – Alex Davies, Ed Minton
  3. The White One Is Evil – Alex Davies, Ed Minton
  4. The Liar is You – Alex Davies, Beni Giles
  5. Lucky Star – Alex Davies
  6. Jessica – Alex Davies, Ed Minton, Dan Hetherton
  7. The Broken Minor – Alex Davies, Ed Minton, Dan Hetherton
  8. Still Figuring Out – Alex Davies, Ed Minton
  9. Silently – Alex Davies
  10. Running Away – Alex Davies, Ed Minton, Dan Hetherton
  11. Last Call to New York City – Alex Davies, Ed Minton

On April 11, 2008.

On April 11, 2008, “Virgin” label released “Konk”, the second Kooks studio album. It 2007, It was recorded in 2007, at “Konk Studios”, and was produced by Tony Hoffer.

Personnel:

  • Luke Pritchard – lead vocals, guitar
  • Hugh Harris – guitar, backing vocals
  • Max Rafferty – bass, backing vocals
  • Paul Garred – drums

Track listing:

  1. See the Sun – Luke Pritchard, Paul Garred
  2. Always Where I Need to Be – Luke Pritchard
  3. Maker – Luke Pritchard
  4. Do You Wanna – Luke Pritchard
  5. Gap – Paul Garred, Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris
  6. Love It All – Luke Pritchard, Max Rafferty
  7. Stormy Weather – Luke Pritchard
  8. Sway – Luke Pritchard
  9. Shine On – Luke Pritchard
  10. Down to the Market – Luke Pritchard
  11. One Last Time – Luke Pritchard
  12. Tick of Time – Luke Pritchard
  13. All Over Town – Luke Pritchard

On April 8, 2008.

On April 8, 2008, “4AD” label released “Mountain Battles”, the fourth Breeders studio album. It was recorded 2007 – 2008, at “Electrical Audio” in Chicago; “Stagg Street Studio” in Van Nuys; “Manny’s Studio” in Los Angeles, and “Refraze Recording Studio” in Dayton.

Personnel:

  • Kim Deal – vocals, guitar
  • Kelley Deal – vocals, guitar
  • Mando Lopez – bass
  • Jose Medeles – drums
  • Steven Medina Hüfsteter – guitar
  • Heather Winna – marching cymbals
  • Todd Mund – background vocals
  • Steve Albini, Erika Larsen, Ben Mumphrey– engineering
  • Manny Nieto– engineering, mastering
  • Steve Rook – mastering
  • Vaughan Oliver– art design
  • Marc Atkins – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Kim Deal, except where noted.

  1. Overglazed
  2. Bang On
  3. Night of Joy
  4. We’re Gonna Rise
  5. German Studies
  6. Spark
  7. Istanbul
  8. Walk It Off
  9. Regalame Esta Noche – Roberto Cantoral
  10. Here No More
  11. No Way
  12. It’s the Love – The Tasties
  13. Mountain Blues