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On May 8, 2020.

On May 8, 2020, “Verve” label released “Mutable Set”, the fourth Blake Mills studio album. It was recorded in 2020, at “Sound City Studios”, “SWT”, “Boulevard Recording Studios”, and was produced by Blake Mills.

Personnel:

  • Blake Mills – vocals, guitar, arranger, art direction
  • Gabriel Kahane – piano
  • Aaron Embry – keyboards
  • David Boucher – acoustic bass, recording
  • Pino Palladino – electric bass
  • Abe Rounds – drums
  • Sem Gendel – saxophone
  • Rob Moose – strings, string arrangements
  • Joseph Lorge – recording
  • Joseph Lorge, Will Maclellan – additional recording
  • Maddy Baltor – engineer assistant
  • Greg Coller – mixing
  • Patricia Sullivan – mastering
  • Julio Chavez – art direction
  • Emilio Villalba – artwork
  • Ian Sefchick – artwork

Track listing:

  1. Never Forever – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  2. May Later – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  3. Eat My Dust – Blake Mills
  4. Money Is the One True God – Blake Mills
  5. Summer All Ove – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  6. Vanishing Town – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  7. My Dear One – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  8. Farsickness – Blake Mills, Gabriel Kahane
  9. Mirror Box – Blake Mills
  10. Window Facing a Window – lyrics by Blake Mills, music by Blake Mills, Armando Manzanero
  11. Off Grid – Blake Mills

On April 10, 2020.

On April 10, 2020, “Chrysalis” label released “Song for Our Daughter”, the seventh Laura Marling studio album. It was recorded in 2019, at “Monnow Valley Studio” in Wales, “Three Crows Studio” and Marling’s home studio, and was produced by Ethan Johns and Laura Marling.

Personnel:

  • Laura Marling – vocals, acoustic, electric and slide guitar, guiro
  • Ethan Johns – drums, continuum fingerboard, resonator guitar, shaker, Moog, mixing
  • Chris Hillman – pedal steel guitar
  • Anna Corcoran – piano
  • Nick Pini – bass, bowed double bass
  • Dan See – drums
  • Gabriela Cabezas – cello
  • Rob Moose – string arrangements
  • Dom Monks – loops, mixing
  • Edie Phillips – recording assistant
  • Theresa Adebiyi – creative direction
  • Vance Wellenstein – design
  • Justin Tyler Close – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Laura Marling, except where noted.

  1. Alexandra
  2. Held Down
  3. Strange Girl
  4. Only the Strong
  5. Blow by Blow
  6. Song for Our Daughter – Laura Marling, George Jephson
  7. Fortune
  8. The End of the Affair – Laura Marling, Blake Mills
  9. For You – Laura Marling, George Jephson

On March 17, 2017.

On March 17, 2017, “Nonesuch” label released “Salutations”, the eighth Conor Oberst studio album. It was recorded 2016 – 2017, and was produced by Jim Keltner and Conor Oberst.

Personnel:

  • Conor Oberst – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano, Wurlitzer, harmonica
  • Jonathan Wilson – guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • Ian Felice – electric guitar, backing vocals
  • M. Ward – guitar
  • James Felice – piano, organ, Wurlitzer, accordion, backing vocals
  • Blake Mills – acoustic and electric guitar, baritone guitar, guitarrón
  • Josh Rawson – bass, backing vocals
  • Gus Seyffert – bass
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Greg Farley – violin, backing vocals
  • Daphne Chen – violin
  • Eric Gorfain – violin
  • Leah Katz – viola
  • Richard Dodd – cello
  • Pearl Charles – backing vocals
  • Jim James – backing vocals
  • Andy LeMaster – backing vocals
  • Maria Taylor – backing vocals
  • Gillian Welch – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Conor Oberst, except where noted.

  1. Too Late to Fixate
  2. Gossamer Thin
  3. Overdue – Conor Oberst, James Felice
  4. Afterthought
  5. Next of Kin
  6. Napalm
  7. Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
  8. Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
  9. Barbary Coast (Later)
  10. Tachycardia
  11. Empty Hotel by the Sea
  12. Anytime Soon – Conor Oberst, Jonathan Rice, Taylor Goldsmith, Jonathan Wilson
  13. Counting Sheep
  14. The Rain Follows the Plow
  15. You All Loved Him Once
  16. A Little Uncanny
  17. Salutations

On July 29, 2014.

On July 29, 2014, “Warner Bros” label released “The Voyager”, the third Jenny Lewis studio album. It was recorded 2013 – 2014, at “Pax-Am Studios” in Hollywood, CA. “ARC Studios” in Omaha, NE, and was produced by Ryan Adams, Beck Hansen, Jenny Lewis, Jonathan Rice and Mike Viola.

Personnel:

  • Jenny Lewis – vocals, guitar, keyboards, harmonica, layout
  • Alex Greenwald – vocal
  • Beck Hansen – vocal
  • Johanna Söderberg – vocal
  • Jonathan Rice – vocal
  • Klara Söderberg – vocal
  • Mike Viola – vocal
  • Farmer Dave Scher – vocal
  • Benmomt Tench – vocal, keyboards
  • Ryan Adams – vocal, guitar
  • Elizabeth Berg – vocal, guitar
  • Jason Boesel – vocal, guitar
  • Rebecca Stark – vocal, tambourine
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Gus Seyffert – guitar
  • Lou Barlow – bass, guitar
  • Mike Elizondo – bass, keyboards
  • Mickey Madden – bass
  • Wyllie Gelber – bass
  • Griffin Goldsmith – drums, percussion
  • Jason Boessel – drums
  • Lenny Castro – percussion
  • Nate Walcott – horn
  • The Section Quartet
  • Lili Haydn – violin
  • Daphine Chen – string arrangements
  • Nathaniel Walcott – string arrangements
  • The Watson Twins
  • Charlie Stavish, David Labrel, Mike Mogis – recording
  • Brent Arrowood, Chris Szcech, Cole Marsden, Grief Neill, David “Elevator” Greenbaum, Jason Lader, Jim Watts, Mario Borgatta, Pierre de Reeder, Robert Rossman – additional recording
  • Rich Costey – mixing
  • Howie Weinberg – mastering
  • Norman Wonderly, Stephen Walker – layout
  • Autumn De Wilde – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jenny Lewis, except where noted.

  1. Head Underwater
  2. She’s Not Me – Jonathan Rice
  3. Just One of the Guys
  4. Slippery Slopes
  5. Late Bloomer
  6. You Can’t Outrun ‘Em
  7. The New You – Jonathan Rice
  8. Aloha & the Three Johns
  9. Love U Forever
  10. The Voyager

On July 10, 2020.

On July 20, 2020, “BMG” label released “Unfollow the Rules”, the tenth Rufus Wainwright album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, and was produced by Mitchell Froom.

Personnel:

  • Rufus Wainwright – lead and backing vocals
  • Randy Kerber – piano
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Adam Levy – guitar
  • George Deoring – guitar
  • Greg Leisz – pedal steel guitar
  • George Deoring – mandoline
  • Mitchell Froom – keyboards, arranger
  • David Plitch – bass
  • Davey Faragher – bass
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Jim Keltner – drums
  • Dan Higgins – clarinet, saxophone, flute
  • Laura Brenes – French Horn
  • Nick Daley – trombone
  • Rob Moose – violin, viola
  • Gabriel Cabezas – cello
  • Petra Haden – backing vocals
  • Jennifer Ellis Kampani – backing vocals
  • Jenni Muldaur – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Rufus Wainwright.

  1. Trouble in Paradise
  2. Damsel in Distress
  3. Unfollow the Rules
  4. You Ain’t Big
  5. Romantical Man
  6. Peaceful Afternoon
  7. Only the People That Love
  8. This One’s for the Ladies (That Lunge!)
  9. My Little You
  10. Early Morning Madness
  11. Hatred
  12. Alone Time

On June 19, 2020.

On June 19, 2020, “Columbia” label released “Rough and Rowdy Ways”, the 39th Bob Dylan studio album. It was recorded January – February 2020, at “Sound City” in Los Angeles, and was produced by

Personnel:

  • Bob Dylan – vocals, guitar, harmonica
  • Charlie Sexton – guitar
  • Bob Britt – guitar
  • Donnie Herron – steel guitar, violin, accordion, mandolin
  • Tony Garnier – bass guitar, acoustic bass
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Blake Mills – guitar, harmonium
  • Benmont Tench – Hammond organ
  • Alan Pasqua– piano
  • Fiona Apple– piano
  • Chris Shaw – engineering, mixing
  • Joseph Lorge – assistant engineering
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Josh Cheuse – album design
  • Ian Berry – front cover photography
  • Andrea Orlandi – inner sleeve photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Bob Dylan.

  1. I Contain Multitudes
  2. False Prophet
  3. My Own Version of You
  4. I’ve Made Up My Mind to Give Myself to You
  5. Black Eider
  6. Goodbye Jimmy Reed
  7. Mother of Muses
  8. Crossing the Rubicon
  9. Key West (Philosopher Pirate)
  10. Murder Most Foul

On May 8, 2020.

On May 8, 2020, “Verve” label released “Mutable Set”, the fourth Blake Mills studio album. It was recorded in 2019 at “Sound City Studios”, “SWT”, “Boulevard Recording Studios”, and was produced by Blake Mills.

Personnel:

  • Blake Mills – vocals, guitar, arranger, recording, art direction
  • Gabriel Kahane – piano
  • Aaron Embry – keyboards
  • Sam Gendel – saxophone
  • David Boucher – acoustic bass
  • Pino Palladino – electric bass
  • Abe Rounds – drums
  • Rob Moose – strings, string arrangements
  • David Boucher – recording
  • Joseph Lorge – recording
  • Will Maclellan – recording
  • Maddy Baltor – recording assistant
  • Greg Koller – mixing
  • Patricia Sullivan – mastering
  • Julio Chavez – art direction
  • Emilio Villalba – artwork
  • Ian Sefchick – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Blake Mills, except where noted.

  1. Never Forever – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  2. May Later – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  3. Eat my Dust
  4. Money Is the One True God
  5. Summer All Over – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  6. Vanishing Twin – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  7. My Dear One – Blake Mills, Cass McCombs
  8. Farsickness – Blake Mills, Gabriel Kahane
  9. Mirror Box
  10. Window Facing A Window – lyrics by Blake Mills, music by Blake Mills, Armando Manzanero
  11. Off Grid – Blake Mills

On April 5, 2019.

On April 5, 2019, “Sub Pop” label released “Titanic Rising” the fourth Weyes Blood studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, and was produced by Jonathan Rado and Natalie Mering.

Personnel:

  • Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood) – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards
  • Michael D’Addario
  • Brian D’Addario
  • Michael Long
  • Richard Dodd
  • Leah Katz
  • Daphne Chen
  • Eric Gorfain
  • Drew Erickson
  • Jonathan Rado
  • Blake Mills
  • Chris Cohen
  • Keith Karman
  • Walt McClements
  • Kenny Gilmore
  • Michael Chadwick 
  • Dave Cerminara – engineering
  • Sarah Tudzin – additional engineering
  • Tristan Rodman – additional engineering
  • Kenny Gilmore – mixing
  • Brett Stanley – photography, set builds
  • Jenny Baumert – assistance
  • Ryan Waller – assistance
  • Elijah Funk – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood)

  1. A Lot’s Gonna Change
  2. Andromeda
  3. Everyday
  4. Something to Believe
  5. Titanic Rising
  6. Movies
  7. Mirror Forever
  8. Wild Time
  9. Picture Me Better
  10. Nearer to Thee

On April 5, 2019.

On April 5, 2019, “Epic” label released “Amidst the Chaos” the sixth Sara Bareilles studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “The Village” in Los Angeles, “Sound City Studios” in Van Nuys, CA, and was produced by T Bone Burnett. Track “Saint Honesty” earned Bareilles a “Grammy Award” for “Best American Roots Performance” at the 2020 ceremony.

Personnel:

  • Sara Bareilles – vocals, piano, electric guitar, programming
  • Marc Ribot – guitar, ukulele
  • Blake Mills – guitar, mandolin, 6-string bass
  • Joseph Ryan – guitar; vocal harmonies
  • T Bone Burnett – guitar
  • Patrick Warren – keyboards, string arrangements
  • Keefus Ciancia – keyboards
  • Philip Khronengold – piano
  • Dennis Crouch – acoustic and electric bass
  • Zachary Dawes – electric bass, 6-string bass
  • Jim Keltner – drums, percussion
  • Jay Bellerose – drums; percussion
  • Mike Piersante – percussion
  • John Legend – vocals
  • Emily King – vocal harmonies
  • Gabriel Johnson – trumpet
  • Billy Centenaro, Karl Wingate, Joseph Lorge – second engineer
  • Jason Wormer – editing
  • Gavin Lurssen – mastering
  • Pete Giberga – executive producer
  • Ivy Skoff – contractor, production coordinator

Track listing:

All tracks by Sara Bareilles, except where noted.

  1. Fire
  2. No Such Thing – Sara Bareilles, Justin Tranter
  3. Amor
  4. If I Can’t Have You – Sara Bareilles, Emily King, Aaron Sterling
  5. Eyes on You
  6. Miss Simone – Sara Bareilles, Lori McKenna
  7. Wicked Love
  8. Orpheus
  9. Poetry by Dead Man – Sara Bareilles, Justin Tranter
  10. Someone Who Loves Me
  11. Saint Honesty – Sara Bareilles, Lori McKenna
  12. A Safe Place to Land – Sara Bareilles, Lori McKenna

On March 6, 2020.

On March 6, 2020, “Matador” label released “Traditional Techniques”, the second Stephen Malkmus album. It was recorded in 2019, and was produced by Chris Funk.

Personnel:

  • Stephen Malkmus – lead vocals, guitar, bass
  • Chris Funk – autoharp, dobro, Moog synthesizer, pedal steel
  • Blake Mills – guitar
  • Bill Athens – bass
  • Qais Essar – rabab
  • Eric Zang – daf, kaval, udu
  • Matt Sweeney – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
  • Spooner Oldham – Wurlitzer
  • Joy Pearson – vocal
  • Dan Hunt – drums, percussion
  • Adam Lee – mixing
  • Jeff Lipton – mastering
  • Maria Rice – mastering
  • Sharmila Banerjee – illustrations
  • Jan Lankisch – design
  • Jason Quigley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Stephen Malkmus.

  1. ACC Kirtan
  2. Xian Man
  3. The Greatest Own in Legal History
  4. Cash Up
  5. Shadowbanned
  6. What Kind of Person
  7. Flowin’ Robes
  8. Brainwashed
  9. Signal Westerm
  10. Amberjack