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On October 3, 2011.

On October 3, 2011, “Spinefarm Records” label released “Revival”, the third Answer (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith, Cormac Neeson, Paul Mahon, Micky Waters and James Hatley.

Personnel:

  • Cormac Neeson – vocals, harmonica, piano, mellotron
  • Paul Mahon – guitar, backing vocals, mixing
  • Micky Waters – bass, backing vocals
  • James Heatley – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Paully “Deathwish” Etheredge – Hammond M1, piano, keyboards
  • Jamie Muhoberac – keyboards
  • Chris “Frenchie” Smith – additional percussion, mellotron effects, backing vocals, mixing
  • Lynne Jackaman – vocals 
  • Zee Asha, Maria Q – additional vocals
  • Julia Magness, Tracy Todd – backing vocals
  • Alex Brown – backing vocals
  • Jason Buntz – engineer
  • Chris Sheldon – mixing
  • Shawn Joseph – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Waste Your Tears
  2. Use Me
  3. Trouble
  4. Nowhere Freeway
  5. Tornado
  6. Vida (I Want You)
  7. Caught on the Riverbed
  8. Destroy Me
  9. New Day Rising
  10. Can’t Remember, Can’t Forget
  11. One More Revival
  12. Lights are Down

On September 27, 2011.

On September 27, 2011, “Bedroom Classics” label released “Josh Rouse and the Long Vacations”, the ninth Josh Rouse studio album. It was recorded in 2011, at “Giant Rabbit Studios” in Valencia, Spain, “Paco Loco Studios” in El Puerto de Santa Maria in Spain, and was produced by Josh Rouse.

Personnel:

  1. Josh Rouse – vocals, guitar, bass
  2. Xema Fuertes – guitar, banjo, Tres Cubano, drums, design, backing vocals
  3. Paco Loco – baritone guitar
  4. Raul Fernandez – vocals, piano, organ, theremin
  5. Cayo Bellveser – piano, bass, backing vocals
  6. Esteban Perles – drums, percussion
  7. Roberto DiPietro – drums, percussion
  8. Paz Suay – design
  9. Ivan Navarro – photography
  10. Jason Reynolds – liner notes

Track listing:

All tracks by Josh Rouse, except where noted.

  1. Diggin’ in the Sand
  2. Movin’ On
  3. Fine, Fine
  4. To the Clock. To the City
  5. Bluebird St.
  6. Lazy Days
  7. Oh Look What the Sun Did – Xema Fuertes, Josh Rouse
  8. Disguise – Xema Fuertes, Josh Rouse

September 19, 2011.

On September 19, 2011, “W14/Proper Records” labels released “An Appointment with Mr. Yeats”, the tenth Waterboys (The) studio album. It was recorded in 2011, in London and Dublin, and was produced by Mike Scott and Marc Aciero.

Personnel:

  • Mike Scott – vocals, 6 and 12-string acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards organ, flute organ, Mellotron, synthesizers, 8-string bouzouki, percussion, programming, effects, treatments
  • James Hallawell – keyboards (including Hammond organ, Nord organs, piano, synthesizers
  • Marc Arciero – bass guitar
  • Ralph Salmins – drums, tambourine
  • Joe Chester – guitars, harmonium, additional vocals
  • Steve Wickham – fiddles, “white birds”
  • Kate St. John – saxophone, oboe, Cor Anglais
  • Blaise Margail – trombone
  • Sarah Allen – flute
  • Katie Kim – vocals
  • Freddie Stevenson – vocals

Track listing:

  1. The Hosting of the Shee
  2. Song of Wandering Aengus
  3. News for the Delphic Oracle
  4. A Full Moon in March
  5. Sweet Dancer
  6. White Birds
  7. The Lake Isle of Innisfree
  8. Mad As the Mist and Snow
  9. Before the World Was Made
  10. September 1913
  11. An Irish Airman Foresees His Death
  12. Politics
  13. Let the Earth Bear Witness
  14. The Faery’s Last Song

On September 9, 2011.

On September 9, 2011, “Virgin” label released “Junk of the Heart”, the third Kooks (The) studio album. It was recorded 2009 – 2011, and was produced by Tony Hoffer.

Personnel:

  • Luke Pritchard – vocals, guitar, piano
  • Hugh Harris – guitar, piano, backing vocals, string arrangements
  • Peter Denton – bass guitar, piano, synths, backing vocals
  • Paul Garred – drums
  • Denny Weston Jr. – percussion
  • The Section Quartet – strings 
  • Tony Hoffer – synths, programming
  • Cydney Robinson – backing vocals 

Track listing:

  1. Junk of the Heart – Luke Pritchard, Tony Hoffer
  2. How’d You Like That – Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris
  3. Rosie – Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris
  4. Taking Pictures of You – Luke Pritchard
  5. Fuck the World Off – Luke Pritchard
  6. Time Above the Earth – Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris
  7. Runaway – Luke Pritchard, Tony Hoffer
  8. Is It Me – Luke Pritchard
  9. Killing Me – Luke Pritchard, Hugh Harris
  10. Petulia – Luke Pritchard
  11. Eskimo Kiss – Luke Pritchard
  12. Mr. Nice Guy – Luke Pritchard, Peter Denton

On September 5, 2012.

On September 5, 2012, “Young Turks” label released “Coexist”, the second The xx studio album. It was recorded November 2011 – May 2012, at The xx studio in London, and was produced by Jamie Smith.

Personnel:

  • Romy Madley Croft – vocals, guitar, keyboards, art direction, design
  • Oliver Sim – vocals, bass, synthesizer, design
  • Jamie Smith – piano, organ, MPC, steel pans, beats, engineer, mixing, design
  • Sarah Chapman – strings
  • Charlotte Eksteen – strings
  • Ivo Stankov – strings
  • James Underwood – strings
  • Rodaidh McDonald – mixing
  • Mandy Parnell – mastering
  • Phil Lee – art direction, design
  • David Evans – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft, except where noted, all music by Jamie Smith, Oliver Sim and Romy Madley Croft.

  1. Angels – lyrics by Romy Madley Croft
  2. Chained – contains a sample from “Lilies of the Nile”, performed by The Crusaders
  3. Fiction – lyrics by Oliver Sim
  4. Try
  5. Reunion
  6. Sunset
  7. Missing
  8. Tides
  9. Unfold
  10. Swept Away
  11. Our Song

On June 12, 2012.

On June 12, 2012, “Roadrunner Records” label released “Clockwork Angels”, the nineteenth and final Rush studio album. It was recorded October – December 2011, at “Revolution Recordings” in Toronto, in April 2012, at “Blackbird Studio “ in Nashville, Tennessee, and was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart.

Personnel:

  • Geddy Lee – vocals, bass guitar, bass pedals, keyboards, arrangements
  • Alex Lifeson – guitars, keyboards, arrangements
  • Neil Peart – drums, cymbals, tambourine, arrangements
  • Jason Sniderman – piano
  • David Campbell – string arrangement, conducting
  • Richard Chycki, Martin Cooke, Jason DuFour, Paul Fig, Stephen Koszler – recording
  • Nick Raskulinecz – mixing
  • Brian Gardner – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Neil Peart, all music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson.

  1. Caravan
  2. BU2B
  3. Clockwork Angels
  4. The Anarchists
  5. Carnies
  6. Halo Effect
  7. Seven Cities of Gold
  8. The Wreckers
  9. Headlong Flight
  10. BU2B2
  11. Wish Them Well
  12. The Garden

On June 5, 2012.

On June 5, 2012, “Ipecac Recordings” label released “Freak Puke”, the eighteenth Melvins (The) album. It was recorded December 2011 – January 2012, and was produced by Toshi Kasai, King Buzzo, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn.

Personnel:

  • King Buzzo – vocals, guitar
  • Trevor Dunn – vocals, standup bass
  • Dale Crover – vocals, drums
  • James McAleer – backing vocals
  • Dan Raymond – additional guitar, backing vocals & additional guitar
  • Toshi Kasai – engineer
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Mackie Osborne – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by King Buzzo, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, except where noted.

  1. Mr. Rip-Off
  2. Inner Ear Rupture
  3. Baby Won’t You Weird Me Out
  4. Worm Farm Waltz
  5. A Growing Disgust
  6. Leon Versus the Revolution
  7. Holy Barbarians
  8. Freak Puke
  9. Let Me Roll It – Paul McCartney
  10. Tommy Goes Berserk

On May 17, 2011.

On May 17, 2011, “eOne” label released “Rocket Science”, the tenth Béla Fleck and the Flecktones album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Béla Fleck. The track “Life in Eleven” won “Best Instrumental Composition” at the 54th “Annual Grammy Awards”.

Personnel:

  • Béla Fleck – 5-string banjo, Goldtone 10-string Prototype, Deering Crossfire electric banjo
  • Future Man – drumitar, acoustic drums, percussion
  • Howard Levy – diatonic harmonica, bass harmonica, synth, piano
  • Victor Wooten – Fodera 4-string bass, Fodera 5-string NYC bass, Compito 5-string fretless bass 
  • Kevin Dailey – engineer
  • Richard Battaglia – engineer
  • Richard Dodd – mastering
  • Sean Marlowe – art direction, design
  • Paul Grosso – cover art, creative director
  • Jeremy Cowart – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Béla Fleck except where noted.

  1. Gravity Lane
  2. Prickly Pear
  3. Joyful Spring – Howard Levy
  4. Life In Eleven – Howard Levy, Béla Fleck
  5. Falling Forward
  6. Storm Warning
  7. Like Water – Victor Wooten, Béla Fleck
  8. Earthling Parade
  9. The Secret Drawer – Future Man
  10. Sweet Pomegranates – Howard Levy
  11. Falani
  12. Bottle Rocket

On May 10, 2011.

On May 10, 2011, “TBD Records” label released “Tamer Animals”, the third Other Lives album. It was recorded in 2011, and was produced by Joey Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Jesse Tabish – vocals, guitar, piano, organ, harmonium, percussion, engineer, art direction
  • Jonathan Mooney – trumpet, French horn, piano, organ, percussion, engineer, art direction
  • Josh Onstott – bass, percussion, backing vocals
  • Chad Copelin – organ, recording
  • Tony Cleeton – French horn
  • Colby Owens – clarinet, percussion
  • Matt Barnes – bass clarinet
  • Mark Haworth – trumpet
  • Jenny Hsu – cello, backing vocals
  • Toan Tran – bassoon
  • Kylie Ahern – violin
  • Nick Lindley – violin
  • Nokosee Fields – violin
  • Patrick Conlon – violin
  • Collin Fleishacker – backing vocals
  • Joey Waronker – engineer, mixing
  • Alex Pasco – mixing
  • Brian “Big Bass” Owens – mastering
  • Ellen Wakayama – art direction
  • Benjamin Sperry – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Dark Horse
  2. As I Lay My Head Down
  3. For 12
  4. Tamer Animals
  5. Dust Bowl III
  6. Weather
  7. Old Statues
  8. Woodwind
  9. Desert
  10. Landforms
  11. Heading East

On April 11, 2011.

On April 11, 2011, “Polyvinyl Record Co.”, released “Share the Joy”, the third Vivian Girls studio album. It was recorded January – August 2010, at “Rear House”, and was produced by Cassie Ramone and Jarvis Taveniere.

Personnel:

  • Cassie Ramone – lead vocals, guitar, artwork, layout
  • Katy Goodman – vocals, bass
  • Fiona Campbell – vocals, drums, percussion
  • Ali Koehler – drums
  • Dave Seidel – celeste 
  • Jarvis Taveniere – organ, additional guitar, recording
  • John Golden – mastering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Cassie Ramone, except where noted; all music by Fiona Campbell, Katy Goodman and Cassie Ramone, except where noted.

  1. The Other Girls
  2. I Heard You Say
  3. Dance (If You Wanna)
  4. Lake House
  5. Trying to Pretend
  6. Sixteen Ways – Green on Red
  7. Take It as It Comes
  8. Vanishing of Time
  9. Death – music by Fiona Campbell, Katy Goodman, Cassie Ramone, Al Koehler
  10. Light in Your Eyes