Former Scissor Sisters main man Jake Shears released his self-titled solo debut today. If he'd released it under his old band's name, no-one would've batted an eye, he's still strutting to disco, glam, George Michael, Paul Williams and The Osmonds, but this sounds like the most fun he's had since the first (great) Scissor Sisters album.
Record Store Day is Saturday (4/21) and the list of exclusive titles available can be overwhelming to pour through, even for record collector nerds. There's a lot of chaff amongst the sonic wheat but here are 25 RSD18 exclusives that we'll be on the lookout for on Saturday.
This year's "Luck Reunion" happens March 15 and the lineup has just been announced, including Kurt Vile, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Waxahatchee, Josh Ritter, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, John Doe, Kevin Morby, Hop Along, and lots more.
Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Regine Chassagne have collaborated with New Orleans' Preservation Hall Horns and Haitian group RAM on a new song titled "Ann Ale! (Let’s Go!)." The song is in celebration of Krewe Du Kanaval, a Mardi Gras Krewe formed by Win, Regine and the Preservation Hall...
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