Rock and metal supergroup The Damned Things is back with a new lineup and a new album. “High Crimes” features Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian, Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman, Every Time I Die vocalist Keith Buckley, Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley, and Alkaline Trio bassist/vocalist Dan Andriano.
Stu Brooks and Dub Trio have just released their fifth album, entitled “The Shape of Dub to Come.” A play on the groundbreaking Ornette Coleman album “The Shape of Jazz to Come,” as well as The Refused’s “The Shape of Punk to Come,” the record is also experimental in its approach to the style.
The Cranberries were already in the process of making their next album when Dolores O’Riordan tragically passed away in January 2018. Now the remaining members have finished and released what will be their final album, called “In The End.”
The metal titans in Born of Osiris have returned with their fifth studio album, which marks the first album since longtime bassist David Da Rocha left the band. “The Simulation” instead features the bass work of Nick Rossi, who joined the group late last year.
Fifty years after it was recorded, Resonance Records has unearthed yet another live album from the Bill Evans Trio. “Evans in England” features Evans’ longest-running trio, including bassist Eddie Gomez, live at Ronnie Scott’s in 1969.
Jazz bassist Fumi Tomita has reimagined the literary works of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami into a new album. “The Elephant Vanishes” takes seven of the author’s short stories that draw on themes of despair, loneliness, disconnection, and self-discovery and transforms them into music for a jazz combo.
Mai Leisz has been keeping busy for the past few years playing with David Crosby in his Sky Trails band. Prior to her incredible journey to the U.S., she was releasing music with her own band, MaiGroup. Now she’s culminated her recent experiences into a new album, aptly entitled “Metamorphosis.”
Cage the Elephant has returned with their fifth studio album, entitled “Social Cues.” It is once again anchored by bassist Daniel Tichenor, who offers up driving bass lines that tie the songs together.
Vocalist Angélique Kidjo’s new album, “Celia,” is a tribute to salsa queen Celiz Cruz, but it’s more than an album of covers. Kidjo brings out the African influences of the Cuban-born singer’s music, thanks in part to bassist Meshell Ndegeocello.
Since turning 50 last year, Trevor Dunn has made a point of releasing his own music. The bassist, who is known for his work with bands like Mr. Bungle and Fantômas, has just put out a new album of classical chamber music.