New River Music

This Week’s New River Music

Dan Auerbach ThumbnailTitle: Shine On Me
Artist: Dan Auerbach
Album: Waiting On A Song
Released: June 2, 2017

The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach will be releasing his second solo album Waiting On A Song on June 2nd. “Shine On Me” is the bright and sweet first single from this album. While he was mixing “Shine On me” he kept hearing Mark Knopfler, lead singer-songwriter from the rock band Dire Straits. Auerbach states: “I’d never met him before, but I decided to call him anyway to see if he would add a guitar part to it. I gave him no instructions – just told him to do whatever he felt. He sent it back two days later with that rhythm guitar part on it and it was perfect! And that guitar sound couldn’t be mistaken for anyone else. I’m so grateful for his contribution.”

Michael Kiwanuka ThumbnailTitle: Cold Little Heart
 Michael Kiwanuka
Album: Love & Hate
Released: July 15, 2017

Love & Hate is the second studio album by London-based singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka, and produced by Danger Mouse. Kiwanuka wrote “Cold Little Heart”, the epic 10 minute track with American musician and hip-hop producer Inflo. He told Mojo: “’Cold Little Heart’ probably describes where I got to after getting stuck in my own writing. Usually I write songs in my room on acoustic guitar. But working with ‘Flo, I needed to try different ways to shake thing up. ‘Cold Little Heart’ was the result”. He grew up in north London and cites his main influences as Bill Withers, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Otis Redding and Joni Mitchell. Michael Kiwanuka will be playing in Boston at the Royale on May 31st.

Pixies ThumbnailTitle: Bel Esprit
Album: Head Carrier
Released: September 30, 2016

Head Carrier is the sixth studio album by the American alternative rock band, the Pixies. This is the Pixies first album to feature bass guitarist Paz Lenchantin, who joined the band in 2014. Her cool counterpoint to Black Francis’ howling vocals is striking in “Bel Espirit” where she trades lines with the Pixies front man in the verses before the chorus erupts into a full duet. Black Frances says that his primary goal for Head Carrier was “for a listener to be able to remove themselves from the narratives that they might have in their head about the band.” The Pixies will be in town and some sold out shows at the House of Blues and the Paradise next month.

List of Recent River Music

Last updated April 24, 2017
Title Artist Album
Long Time Blondie Pollinator
Something Just Like This The Chainsmokers and Coldplay Memories…Do Not Open
Love Is Mystical Cold War Kids A L.A. Devine
Shine On Me Dan Auerbach Waiting On A Song
Only The Wild Ones Dispatch Single
Still Breathing Green Day Revolution Radio
Only You Jack Savoretti Sleep No More
Say You Won’t Let Go James Arthur Back from the Edge
A Little Respect JD McPherson Single
First Try Johnnyswim Georgica Pond
Take It All Back Judah & the Lion Folk Hop ‘n Roll
Reverend Kings of Leon Walls
I Want It All Leeroy Stagger Love Versus
Deep the Water Lewis Watson Midnight
Angela The Lumineers Cleopatra
Green Light Lorde Melodrama
Ain’t Nothing Wrong With That The Marcus King Band The Marcus King Band
Cold Little Heart Micahel Kiwanuka Love & Hate
Love & Hate Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate
Shine Mondo Cozmo Single
Jackpot Nikki Lane Highway Queen
Young Blood Noah Kahan Single
Good with God Old 97’s feat. Brandi Carlile Graveyard Whistling
Anywhere Passenger Young As The Morning, Old As The Sea
Bel Esprit Pixies Head Carrier
Feel It Still Portugal. The Man Single
Do You Still Love Me? Ryan Adams Prisoner
To Be Without You Ryan Adams Prisoner
Hot Thoughts Spoon Hot Thoughts
Name For You The Shins Heartworms
On Hold The XX I See You
Too Much To Think 311 Mosaic

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