Laurel Halo will release her next album on Hyperdub in June. According to the label, Dust sees the artist return to songwriting after the abstract electronic sounds of her last few releases, such as 2015’s In Situ. The album features a collection of “loose and languid” songs, “sun-filled, melted and at times, heavy-hearted and obscure”. While Laurel Halo’s 2012 album Quarantine featured her own vocals, Dust sees her collaborate with a series of guest vocalists including Klein, Lafawndah, and Michael Salu. Recorded over two years at the EMPAC performing arts center in upstate New York, the album was recorded with the aid of live percussion, sub bass and electronics. Other musical guests on the record include Julia Holter, Max D, $hit and $hine’s Craig Clouse Eli Keszler, Michael Beharie and Diamond Terrifie.
Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks (born May 26, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter who is often regarded as the Queen of Rock n' Roll.Nicks is best known for her work as the front-woman of Fleetwood Mac and for her chart-topping solo career. She is known for her distinctive voice, mystical visual style, and symbolic lyrics. Collectively, her work both as a member of Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist has produced over 40 top-50 hits and sold over 140 million records, making her one of the best selling music acts of all time with Fleetwood Mac.
Sixty years after the recordings were first released, Woody Guthrie's odes to the Dust Bowl are presented in their third different configuration. RCA Victor Records, the only major label for which Guthrie ever recorded, issued two three-disc 78 rpm albums, Dust Bowl Ballads, Vol. 1 and Dust Bowl Ballads, Vol. 2, in July 1940, containing a total of 11 songs. ("Tom Joad" was spread across two sides of a 78 due to its length.) Twenty-four years later, with the folk revival at its height, RCA reissued the material on a single 12" LP in a new sequence and with two previously unreleased tracks, "Pretty Boy Floyd" and "Dust Bowl Blues," added. Thirty-six years on, the Buddha reissue division of BMG, which owns RCA, shuffles the running order again and adds another track, this one an alternate take of "Talking Dust Bowl Blues."