I realize that sometimes I write about releases months before they are available and then don’t do a good job following up on those releases. At the time of the initial post there’s rarely a link to buy, or a video or even tour dates (although I always try to link to a pre-order page). My belated New Years resolution is to do better updating these posts.
For instance, Tift Merritt’s new record is due out tomorrow, and since I wrote it here, a video has been released for the song “Broken”. And really where else are you going to be able to see that than on Songs:Illinois.
Kathleen Edwards‘ new record is out March 4. I’m really liking it, but that’s probably an understatement since I think Kathleen Edwards is in the top echelon of female singer songwriters.
Asking For Flowers is on Rounder Records. They typically put the kebosh on mp3 blogs, so as of yet no one has made any tracks available from it. However they (label, management, artist) have put together a great video EPK with interviews, song clips and behind the scenes video of the recording session. Check it out below, should give you a good taste of the record.