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On february 20, 2012.

On February 20, 2012, “Shamrock Solutions” label released “How About I Be Me (and You Be You)?”, the ninth Sinéad O’Connor album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by John Reynolds.

Personnel:

  • Sinéad O’Connor – vocals
  • Justin Adams, Marco Pirroni, Kevin Armstrong, Tim Vanderkuil – guitar
  • Kenny Bogan – acoustic guitar
  • Chris Constantinou – bass guitar
  • Damien Dempsey – acoustic guitar
  • Caroline Dale – cello
  • Samuel Dixon, Clare Kenny – bass guitar
  • John Reynolds – drums, piano
  • Julian Wilson – keyboards

Track listing:

  1. 4th and Vine – Sinéad O’Connor, John Reynolds, Justin Adams
  2. Reason with Me – Sinéad O’Connor, Smith
  3. Old Lady – Sinéad O’Connor, Marco Pirroni, Chris Constantinou
  4. Take Off Your Shoes – Sinéad O’Connor, John Reynolds
  5. Back Where You Belong – Sinéad O’Connor
  6. The Wolf is Getting Married – Sinéad O’Connor, Marco Pirroni, Chris Constantinou, O’Neill
  7. Queen of Denmark – John Grant
  8. Very Far from Home – Sinéad O’Connor
  9. I Had a Baby – Sinéad O’Connor, Marco Pirroni, Chris Constantinou, O’Neill
  10. V.I.P. – Sinéad O’Connor

On February 14, 2011.

On February 14, 2011, “Sub Pop” label released “Dynamite Steps”, the fifth Twilight Singers album. It was recorded in 2010, in Los Angeles, Joshua Tree and Arcadia in California, New Orleans and Bogalusa, Louisiana, and was produced by Greg Dulli, Mathias Schneeberger, Dave Rosser, Steve Nalepa, Eric Weaver, and Tommaso Colliva.

Personnel:

  • Greg Dulli – vocals, guitars, piano, synth bass, mellotron, bass, drums, Rhodes, prophet
  • Joseph Arthur – vocals, harmonica
  • Ani DiFranco – vocals
  • Mark Lanegan – vocals
  • Leta Lucy – vocals
  • Carina Round – vocals
  • Chris Jordan – piano
  • Dave Rosser – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Nick McCabe – guitar
  • Mathias Schneeberger – guitar, bass
  • Jon Skibic – guitar, bass
  • Steve Nalepa – synth, strings
  • Amy Farris – violin, viola, cello
  • Rick G. Nelson – violin, cello
  • Petra Haden – vocals, violin
  • Scott Ford – vocals. bass
  • Joshua Blanchard – dobro
  • Greg Wieczorek – drums, percussion
  • Cully Symington – drums
  • Gene Trautmann – drums
  • David Henderson – drums
  • Mike Napolitano – timpani

Track listing:

  1. Last Night in Town
  2. Be Invited
  3. Waves
  4. Get Lucky
  5. On the Corner
  6. Gunshots
  7. She Was Stolen
  8. Blackbird and the Fox
  9. Never Seen No Devil
  10. The Beginning of the End
  11. Dynamite Steps

On February 10, 2012.

On February 10, 2012, “Stickman Records” and “Rune Grammofon” labels released “The Death Defying Unicorn”, the fifteenth Motorpsycho album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Kåre Christoffer Vestrheim and Bent Sæther.

Personnel:

  • Hans Magnus Ryan – vocals, guitars
  • Ståle Storløkken – keyboards
  • Bent Sæther – vocals, bass
  • Kenneth Kapstad – drums
  • Ola Kvernberg – violin
  • Kåre Chr. Vestrheim – mellotron, various sonic mayhem, gongs and other canned goods of the viennese persuasion
  • Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and Trondheimsolistene

Track listing:

  1. Out of the Woods
  2. The Hollow Lands
  3. Through the Veil, Part I
  4. Through the Veil, Part II
  5. Doldrums
  6. Into the gyre
  7. Flotsam
  8. Oh, Proteus – A Prayer
  9. Sculls in Limbo
  10. La Lethe
  11. Oh, Proteus – A Lament
  12. Sharks
  13. Mutiny!
  14. Into the Mystic

On February 7, 2012.

On February 7, 2012, “Jagjaguwar” label released “Tramp”, the third Sharon Van Etten studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Tarquin Studios” in Bridgeport, Connecticut, “Miner Street Recordings” in Philadelphia, and was produced by Aaron Dessner and Sharon Van Etten.

Personnel:

  • Sharon Van Etten – vocals, guitar, ukulele, organ, harmonium, glockenspiel, percussion ,
  • Aaron Dessner – guitar, slide guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, drums, drum machine, shaker, recording
  • Bryce Dessner – bowed guitar, orchestration
  • Thomas Bartlett – piano, keyboards
  • Doug Keith – guitar, bass
  • Logan Coale – double bass
  • Matt Barrick – drums
  • Bryan Devendorf – drums
  • Ben Lord – drums
  • Benjamin Lanz – trombone
  • Clarice Jensen – cello
  • Jenn Wasner – vocals
  • Julianna Barwick – vocals
  • Zach Condon – vocals
  • Rob Moose – violin, viola, mandolin, orchestration

Track listing:

All tracks by Sharon Van Etten.

  1. Warsaw
  2. Give Out
  3. Serpents
  4. Kevin’s
  5. Leonard
  6. In Line
  7. All I Can
  8. We Are Fine
  9. Magic Chords
  10. Ask
  11. I’m Wrong
  12. Joke or a Lie

On February 5, 2013.

On February 5, 2013, “Hundred Handed/Everything Evil” label released “The Afterman: Descension”, the seventh Coheed and Cambria studio album. It was recorded November 2011 – June 2012, at “Applehead Recording” in New York, and was produced by Michael Birnbaum, Chris Bittner, Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever, Josh Eppard and Zach Cooper.

Personnel:

  • Claudio Sanchez – lead vocals, voice of Sirius Amory.rhythm guitar, piano, ukulele
  • Travis Stever – lead guitar, lap steel guitar, backing vocals
  • Josh Eppard – drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Zach Cooper – bass, backing vocals
  • John Medeski – piano, clavinet, synthesizers
  • Daniel Sedownick – percussion
  • Steve Bernstein – horns
  • Stan Harisson – horns
  • Dan Levine – horns
  • Chondra Sanchez – additional background vocals, voice of The All Mother
  • Maggie Bryngelson – additional background vocals
  • Heidi Taillefer – cover art
  • Nathan Spoor – interior art
  • Bill Scoville – package design, additional graphics

Track listing:

All tracks by Claudio Sanchez, except where noted. 

  1. Pretelethal
  2. Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant
  3. The Hard Sell
  4. Number City
  5. Gravity’s Union
  6. Away We Go – Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever
  7. Iron Fist – Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever
  8. Dark Side of Me – Claudio Sanchez, Travis Stever
  9. 2’s My Favorite 1

On January 24, 2011.

On January 24, 2011, “Reveal Records” label released “The Deep Field”, the fourth Joan as Police Woman album. It was recorded in 2010, at “Trout Recording”, “The maid Room” in New York City, and was produced by Bryce Goggin and Joan Wasser.

Personnel:

  • Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman) – vocals, guitar, electric piano, synthesizer, strings, percussion, photography
  • Doug Wielselman – guitar, baritone and tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Timo Ellis – guitar
  • Oren Bloedow – guitar, bass
  • Tyler Wood – vocals, organ, electric piano, synthesizer
  • Oren Bloedow – bass
  • Brad Truax – bass
  • Frad Cash – bass
  • Nathan Larson – vocals, bass
  • Chris Brown – clavinet, organ
  • Adam Sachs – tambourine, percussion, recording, mixing
  • Parker Kindred – vocals, tambourine, shaker, percussion
  • Michele Zayla, Stephanie Mckay, Toshi Reagon, Joseph Arthur,  Louis Schwadron – vocals
  • Jack McKeever – recording
  • Merritt Jacob – engineer assistant
  • Bryce Goggin – mixing
  • Fred Kevorkian – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Wasser.

  1. Nervous
  2. The Magic
  3. The Action Man
  4. Flash
  5. Run for Love
  6. Human Condition
  7. Kiss the Specifics
  8. Chemmie
  9. Forever and a Year
  10. I Was Everyone

On January 18, 2012.

On January 18, 2012, “Barsuk” label released “The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy”, the seventh Nada Surf album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Chris Shaw, Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca, and Ira Elliot.

Personnel:

  • Matthew Caws – vocals, guitar
  • Daniel Lorca – bass, backing vocals
  • Ira Elliot – drums
  • Doug Gillard – lead guitar
  • Joe McGinty – keyboards
  • Martin Wenk – trumpet, keyboards, xylophone
  • Phillip Peterson – cello
  • Louie Lino – keyboards
  • Chris Shaw – guitar, keyboard, mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Steve Fallone – mastering assistance
  • Tom Beaujour – engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca and Ira Elliot.

  1. Clear Eye Clouded Mind
  2. Waiting for Something
  3. When I Was Young
  4. Jules and Jim
  5. The Moon Is Calling
  6. Teenage Dreams
  7. Looking Through
  8. Let the Fight Do the Fighting
  9. No Snow on the Mountain
  10. The Future

On january 11, 2014.

On January 11, 2012, “4AD” label released “Future This”, the second The Big Pink studio album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Paul Epworth.

Personnel:

  • Milo Cordell – performer
  • Robbie Furze – performer
  • Victoria Smith – performer, drums
  • Ian Burdge – cello
  • Jimmy Robertson – additional vocals
  • Sally Herbert – additional string arrangements, violin 
  • Zan Lyons – additional viola, performer, programming
  • Chris Prendergast – drums 
  • Tom Morris – additional drums
  • Mark Rankin – engineer
  • Joe Hartwell Jones – assistant engineer
  • Alan Moulder – mixing
  • John Catlin – mixing assistant
  • Alison Fielding – design
  • Tom Beard – band photograph
  • David Emery – other photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Milo Cordell and Robbie Furze, except where noted.

  1. Stay Gold – Paul Epworth
  2. Hit the Ground (Superman) – Paul Epworth, Laurie Anderson
  3. Give It Up – Paul Epworth, Earl Randle
  4. The Palace – Paul Epworth
  5. 1313
  6. Rubbernecking – Paul Epworth
  7. Jump Music
  8. Lose Your Mind
  9. Future This – Daniel O’Sullivan
  10. 77

“Lose Your Mind” contains a sample from Siouxsie and the Banshees’ 1980 song “Happy House”

“Hit the Ground (Superman)” contains a sample from The Documentary 2005 song “Westside Story” by rappers The Game and 50 Cent and from “O Superman” by Laurie Anderson

On January 10, 1976.

On January 1976, Chester Arthur Burnett aka Howlin’ Wolf died aged 65. He was musician (guitar, harmonica), singer, and songwriter, one of best known Chicago blues artists. Some of his songs have like “Spoonful”, “Smokestack Lightnin’”, and “Killing Floor”, become standards, and have been recorded and performed by many blues and rock musicians. In 2011, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked Wolf at number 54 on its list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. As a leader he released 22 albums.

On December 18, 2011.

On December 18, 2011, Ralph Anthony MacDonald died aged 67. He was musician (percussion, steelpan), songwriter, arranger, record producer, and philanthropist. His best known compositions are “Where Is the Love”, a “Grammy Award” winner for Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway duet), “Just the Two of Us” (recorded by Bill Withers and Grover Washington Jr.), and “Mister Magic” (recorded by Grover Washington Jr.). MacDonald was member of the bands Desperadoes Steel Orchestra,  Steelband Panorama, and Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band. He recorded with many famous musicians including David Bowie, Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Miriam Makeba, David Sanborn, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, James Taylor, Luther Vandross, Amy Winehouse, Bob James, Ashford and Simpson, and The Brothers Johnson. As a leader MacDonald released ten albums.