New Music Monday is a collection of the best new releases in music each week. We share them with you every Monday, every hour on WFUV.
Billy Bragg- Tooth & Nail
The British folk musician is maybe one of the last real protest singers around. This is Bragg’s first studio album in five years, and he sounds like he'll be protesting for a lot longer.
Bryan Ferry- The Jazz Age
While the singer has never been afraid to take chances in his 40 plus year career, this might be his biggest risk yet. Here Ferry has his hits reconfigured and played in 1920’s style by a jazz orchestra.
Birdie Busch & The Greatest Night- Birdie Busch & The Greatest Night
Busch wants to put Philadelphia back on the map as a serious music town. She might just have a case, as you’ll understand when you hear this interesting, pretty record.
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses)- The Low Highway
The multitalented Steve Earle is back with an album featuring his live band The Dukes (& Duchesses). The singer says that this album is inspired by his love of the road and all the places he’s seen in his career.
Trixie Whitley- Fourth Corner
Trixie is Chris Whitley’s daughter, and here she shows off her musical genes. Her voice is impressive, so it’s hard to be bothered by her lack of restraint.