Tag Archives: 2019

Guided by Voices: Zeppelin over China

On February 1, 2019, “Rockathon” label released “Zeppelin over China”, the 27th Guided by Voices studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Magic Door” in New Jersey, “Serious Business Records” in New York City, “Stillwater Lodge” in Dayton, Ohio, and was produced by Travis Harrison.

Personnel:

  • Robert Pollard – vocals
  • Doug Gillard – guitar, horn arrangements
  • Bobby Bare Jr. – guitar
  • Mark Shue – bass guitar
  • Kevin March – drums
  • Travis Harrison – engineer, vocal engineer, mastering, mixing
  • Ray Ketchem – engineer
  • Joe Patterson – art administration, layout
  • Robert Pollard – art administration, layout
  • Vince Williams – art administration

Track listing:

All tracks by Robert Pollard.

  1. Good Morning Sir
  2. Step of the Wave
  3. Carapace
  4. Send in the Suicide Squad
  5. Blurring the Contacts
  6. Your Lights are Out
  7. Windshield Wiper Rex
  8. Holy Rhythm
  9. Jack Tell
  10. Bellicose Starling
  11. Wrong Turn On
  12. Charmless Peters
  13. The Rally Boys
  14. Think. Be a Man
  15. Jam Warsong
  16. You Own the Night
  17. Everything’s Thrilling
  18. Nice About You
  19. Einstein’s Angel
  20. The Hearing Department
  21. Question of the Test
  22. No Point

Rustin Man: Drift Code

On February 1, 2019, “Domino” label released “Drift Code”, the second Rustin Man (Paul Webb) studio album. It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Rustin Man.

Personnel:

  • Rustin Man – vocals, piano, acoustic and electric guitar, twelve string and baritone guitar, guitarrón, electric bass, Hammond organ, synthesizer, electric piano, acoustic guitar, xylophone, accordion, harmonica, sounds
  • T.J. Mackenzie — euphonium, trumpet, trombone, flugelhorn, French horn
  • Nancy Lewis – flute
  • James Yorkston — clarinet
  • Snowboy — claviola, surdo, pandeiro, rattle, chimes
  • Lee Harris — drums, sitar, Jew’s harp, tambourine
  • Sam Webb – vocals
  • Stephanie Hedges – vocals
  • Catherine Chandler – violin, viola, viola d’amore
  • Ginny Davis – cello
  • Grace Webb – backing vocals
  • Lee Harris — engineer
  • Sam Webb – engineer
  • Paul Webb – engineer
  • Guy Davis — mastering
  • Matthew Cooper – design
  • Frans Florijn – photography
  • Brett Price – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Webb, except where noted.

  1. Vanishing Heart
  2. Judgement Train
  3. Brings Me Joy
  4. Our Tomorrows – Paul Webb, Lee Harris
  5.  Euphonium Dream
  6. The World’s in Town
  7. Light the Light – Paul Webb, Lee Harris
  8. Martian Garden
  9. All Summer

Dune Rats: Hurry Up and Wait

On January 31, 2020, Dune Rats self-released “Hurry Up and Wait”, the second band’s album. It was recorded in 2019, and was produced by Mitch Kenny, James Tidswell, Danny Beus, Brett Jansch, BC Michaels and John Feldman.

Personnel:

  • Danny Beus – vocals, guitar
  • Brett Jansch – bass, backing vocals
  • BC Michaels – drums, backing vocals
  • Mitch Kenny – engineer
  • Kris Crummett – mastering
  • Lee McConnell – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks Danny Beus, Brett Jansch and BC Michaels.

  1. Intro
  2. Bobby D
  3. Rubber Arm
  4. No Plans
  5. Rock Bottom
  6. Crazy
  7. Patience
  8. Bad Habits
  9. Stupid Is as Stupid Does
  10. If My Bong Could Talk
  11. The Skids
  12. Mountain Come and go But Aussie Pub Rock Lives On (Forever)

Blossoms: Foolish Loving Spaces

On January 31, 2020, “Virgin EMI” label released “Foolish Loving Spaces”, the third Blossoms studio album. It was recorded May – December 2019, at “Parr Street Studios” in Liverpool, and was produced by James Skelly and Rich Turvey.

Personnel:

  • Josh Dewhurst – lead guitar, lap steel guitar 
  • Tom Ogden – vocals, rhythm guitar, piano 
  • Myles Kellock – keyboards
  • Charlie Salt – bass guitar, Moog bass, backing vocals 
  • Joe Donovan – drums, percussion
  • Rich Turvey – piano, additional keyboards
  • Ian Skelly – additional percussion
  • Zak McDonnell – cymbal, clapping 
  • Kristopher Bradford – clapping 
  • James Skelly – backing vocals 
  • Kim Wedderburne – backing vocals
  • Mica Townsend – backing vocals 
  • Yvonne Shelton – backing vocals
  • Ben Claughan – engineer
  • Kristopher Bradford – engineer
  • Joe LaPorta – mastering
  • Kennie Takahashi – mixing
  • Leo Villareal – artwork
  • Erik Djurklou – photography
  • Ewan Ogden – photography

Track listing:

  1. If You Think This is Real Life
  2. Your Girlfriend
  3. The Keeper
  4. My Swimming Brain
  5. Sunday Was a Friend of Mine
  6. Oh No (I Think I’m in Love)
  7. Romance, Eh?
  8. My Vacant Days
  9. Falling for Someone
  10. Like Gravity

Nektar: The Other Side

On January 24, 2020, “Esoteric Antenna” label released “The Other Side”, the 15th Nektar album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Shorefire Recording Studios” in Long Branch, NJ, and was produced by Benjamin Meade.

Personnel:

  • Ryche Chlanda – vocals, guitar
  • Kendall Scott – keyboards, synth 
  • Randy Dembo – twelve string guitar, bass
  • Derek Moore – vocals, bass, liner notes
  • Ron Howden – vocals, drums
  • Roye Albrighton – guitar
  • Joe DeMaio – engineer
  • Vinny Schmid – recording
  • Leon Zervos – mastering
  • Helmut Wenske – cover art
  • Jay Petsko – design, photography
  • Mick Brockett – visual concept, liner notes
  • Ed Igoe – executive producer

Track listing:

  1. I’m on Fire
  2. Skywriter
  3. Love Is / The Other Side
  4. Drifting
  5. Devil’s Door
  6. The Light Beyond
  7. Look Thru Me
  8. Y Can’t I B More Like U

 

Wire: Mind Hive

On January 24, 2020, “Pinkflag” label released “Mind Hive”, the seventeenth Wire studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Rockfield Studios” in Rockfield, Wales, “Swim Studios” in London, and was produced by Colin Newman.

Personnel:

  • Colin Newman – lead vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, tenor guitar, keyboards, stylophone, mixing
  • Matthew Simms – guitar, synths, organ, effects, additional engineering
  • Graham Lewis – lead and backing vocals, bass guitar, synthesizer, effects
  • Robert Grey – drums, cymbals
  • Sean Douglas – organ, engineer
  • Harald Pettersson – hurdy gurdy
  • Denis Blackham – mastering
  • Jon Wozencroft – art direction, photography

Track listing:

  1. Be Like Them
  2. Cactused
  3. Primed and Ready
  4. Off the Beach
  5. Unrepentant
  6. Shadows
  7. Oklahoma
  8. Hung
  9. Humming

Weezer: Same

On January 24, 2019, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released the self-titled, twelfth Weezer studio album (known as Teal Album). It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Mark Rankin, Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Brian Bell – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mark Rankin – engineer, mixing
  • Jason Clark – engineer
  • Suzy Shinn – vocal engineer
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Africa – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes
  3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  4. Take on Me – Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar
  5. Happy Together – Alan Gordon, Garry Bonner
  6. Paranoid – Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osborne, Bill Ward
  7. Mr. Blue Sky – Jeff Lynne
  8. Np Scrubs – Kevin Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, Lisa Lopes
  9. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  10. Stand by Me – Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

Silvana Estrada: Marchita

On January 21, 2022, “Glassnote” label released “Marchita”, the debut Silvana Estrada studio album. It was recorded in 2019, in Mexico City, and was produced by Gustavo Guerrero and Daniel Zepeda.

Personnel:

  • Silvana Estrada – vocals, cuatro
  • Roberto Verástegui – piano, organ, keyboards
  • Luri Molina – double bass
  • José Andrés Marquez – drums, percussion
  • Gustavo Guerrero – percussion, backing vocals
  • Andrés Tirado – percussion
  • Jorge Tirado – percussion
  • JC Vertti – percussion, recording
  • Daniel Bitrán Arizpe – percussion, recording, mixing
  • Diego Franco – tenor saxophone, clarinet
  • Alfredo Pino Cruz – flugelhorn
  • Juanma Trujillo – conductor
  • Sergei Gorbenko – violin
  • Sergei Kossiak – violin
  • Ángel Medina – viola
  • Sona Poshotyan – cello
  • Ronaldo Alatorre – recording assistant
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Edwin Erazo – executive producer

Track listing:

All tracks by Silvana Estrada.

  1. Más o menos antes
  2. La corriente
  3. Te guardo
  4. Un dia cualquiera
  5. Sabré olvidar
  6. Marchita
  7. Tristeza
  8. Carta
  9. Casa
  10. Ser de ti
  11. La enfermedad del siglo

David Crosby

On January 19, 2023, David Van Cortlandt Crosby died aged 81. He was musician (guitar), singer and songwriter, regarded as one of the most influential artists who helped shape the sound of Sixties rock music. Crosby was founding member of The Byrds, Crosby, Stills and Nash, and CPR, and was member of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. Crosby performed and recorded with Buffalo Springfield, Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Dave Mason, Rick Roberts, Art Garfunkel, Carole King, Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis, Gary Wright, Elton John, J. D. Souther, Paul Kantner, Grace Slick, Michael League, Chris Thile, Hot Tuna, Phil Collins, Lucinda Williams, Indigo Girls, David Gilmour and John Mayer. Crosby was inducted into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” twice: once as member of The Byrds and again as member of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Five albums to which he contributed are included in Rolling Stone’s magazine list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”. In 2019 documentary “David Crosby: Remember My Name” was produced by Cameron Crowe. As leader Crosby released eight albums.  

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories

On January 17, 2020, “Dine Alone” label released “X: The Godless Void and Other Stories”, the tenth …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Mosaic Sound Collective”, “Scary American”, ”The Henhouse Studio”, “The Library Studios” in Nashville, and was produced by Charles Godfrey and Conrad Keely.

Personnel:

  • Jason Reece – drums, guitar
  • Conrad Keely – vocals, guitar, artwork, design
  • Aaron Blount – guitar
  • Autry Fulbright II – bass guitar
  • Jamie Miller – drums, percussion
  • Krystal Morris – vocal, percussion
  • Cully Symington – drums
  • Will Courtney – backing vocals
  • Charles Godfrey – recording
  • Rich Mendez – pre-production assistant
  • Peter Van ‘t Riet – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jason Reece and Conrad Keely.

  1. The Opening Crescendo
  2. All Who Wander
  3. Something Like This
  4. Into the Godless Void
  5. Don’t Look Down
  6. Gone
  7. Children of the Sky
  8. Who Haunts the Haunter
  9. Eyes of the Overworld
  10. Gravity
  11. Blade of the Wind
  12. Through the Sunlit Door