Monday, January 2, 2012

Uprooted Music Revue's New Releases of 2012 (Winter Edition)

By no means is this a complete list, but here's just a taste of some of the exciting new releases I am looking forward to in early 2012.

Uprooted Music Revue's Upcoming 2012 Releases (Winter Edition):


Satan Is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers by Charlie Louvin with Benjamin Whitmer (Igniter Books, 1/3)

Kathleen Edwards: Voyageur (Maple Music, 1/17)

Justin Robinson & the Mary Annettes: Bones for Tinder (Five Head, 1/17)

Laura Gibson: La Grande (Barsuk, 1/24)

Karen Dalton: 1966 (Delmore, 1/24)

Cheyenne Mize Marie: We Don't Need (Yep Roc, 1/24)

Tony Rice: The Bill Monroe Collection (Rounder, 1/31)

Matt Flinner Trio: Winter Harvest (Compass, 1/31)

Leonard Cohen: Old Ideas (Columbia, 1/31)


Mark Lanegan Band: Blues Funeral (4AD, 2/7)

Sharon Van Etten: Tramp (Jagjaguwar, 2/7)

Ben Kweller: Go Fly A Kite (The Noise Company, 2/7)

Dr. Dog: Be the Void (ANTI-, 2/7)

Punch Brothers Who's Feeling Young Now (Nonesuch, 2/14)

Shearwater: Animal Joy (Sub Pop, 2/14)

Damien Jurado: Maraqopa (Secretly Canadian, 2/21)

Dirty Three: Toward the Low Sun (Drag City, 2/21)

Lambchop: Mr. M (Merge, 2/21)

Tindersticks: The Something Rain (Constellations, 2/21)

Palace/ Palace Brothers/ Palace Music (Bonnie Prince Billy/ Will Oldham): Days In The Wake, Hope, Viva Last Blues, and Lost Blues and Other Songs (UK reissues, Domino Records, 2/27)

Lyle Lovett: Release Me (Curb, 2/28)


Carolina Chocolate Drops: Leaving Eden (Nonesuch, March, TBA)

Magnetic Fields: Love at the Bottom of the Sea (Merge, 3/6)

Luke Roberts: The Iron Gates at Throop and Newport (Thrill Jockey, 3/6)

Justin Townes Earle: Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now (Bloodshot, 3/27)

Lucero: Women & Work (tenative title)" (ATO records, March, TBA)


Simone Felice: Simone Felice (Reveal, 4/3)

To Be Announced:

Black Swans: Occasion For Song (Misra, TBA)

Bruce Springsteen (TBA)

Willie Nelson: Remember Me Vol.2

Joan Shelley (of Maiden Radio): TBA (Ol Kentuck, TBA)

UMR's New Albums Wishlist for 2012: 

New recordings by Ketch Secor & Critter Fuqua (of Old Crow Medicine Show)

Blind Boy Paxton

Cat Power

Trampled by Turtles

The Avett Brothers

ZZ Top

Small Ponds full-length LP (feat. Caitlin Cary of Whiskeytown)

Aoife O'Donovan (of Crooked Still)

Sam Amidon

Woody Pines


  1. There's a few in there I'm really looking forward to, particularly the Kathleen Edwards given the shift in direction and on the strength of the tracks I've heard to far.

    It will be interesting to see what releases The Boss puts out given it's 30 years since Nebraska, the fabled Electric version maybe.

  2. May I suggest Heartless Bastards 4th album Arrow out on 14th february..

  3. Hey Chris,

    Thanks for list. My friend wants to go with me to the local vinyl shop Saturday because he says that I am up on all the current music, so I am using your list as a crib sheet. :)
    I have been anticipating the album Busting Visions by Zeus for a few months now after hearing the first single on NPR.
    Zeus is a Toronto band and if when you see this album cover you are reminded of The Best of the Guess Who well the music is reminiscent of that time and style. I just listened to this today and this album is a refreshing blend of 70's rock influences with Indie music. There is lots of great southern style electric guitar and screaming vocal showmanship - very well produced. Influences like lynyrd skynyrd and Queen come to mind; if you can imagine those 2 styles well blended together. Let me know if you check it out.