Release Day Picks: July 13th New Album Highlights


Each week Release Day Picks profiles new LPs and EPs Team JamBase will be checking out on release day Friday. This week we highlight new albums by Slightly Stoopid, The National, Dirty Projectors, The Suffers, Love Canon and Grateful Dead. Read on for more insight into the records we have all queued up to spin.

Slightly Stoopid – Everyday Life, Everyday People

The Scoop: Southern California natives Slightly Stoopid left the confines of home to record their ninth studio album Everyday Life, Everyday People. The band laid down the 13-track effort at studios around the world with a variety of producers. James M. Wisner, George Spits, Michael “Miguel” Happolt, Jerry Wonda and Colin “Bulby” York each contributed production to the group’s first full-length album in three years. Slightly Stoopid also recruited a bevy of guest musicians including UB40’s Al Campbell, rapper Chali 2NA, blues-rocker G. Love and reggae legends Sly & Robbie. “It’s been an epic journey making this latest record with many legendary guest vocalists and musicians. From start to finish we had a blast!” said founding member Miles Doughty in a statement. Watch Slightly Stoopid’s video for the single “Stay The Same (Prayer For You)”:

Label: Stoopid Records

Producers: James M. Wisner, George Spits (LlamaBeats), Michael “Miguel” Happoldt, Jerry Wonda and Colin “Bulby” York

Number Of Tracks: 13

Running Time: 46:07

Guest Musicians: Ali Campbell, Chali 2NA, Alborosie, G. Love, Sly & Robbie, Don Carlos, Yellowman


  1. Glocks
  2. Stay The Same (Prayer For You) feat. Don Carlos
  3. Fire Below
  4. If You Want It feat. Alborosie
  5. Too Late
  6. Livin’ In Babylon feat. Yellowman
  7. Higher Now feat. Chali 2na
  8. Legalize It feat. Ali Campbell
  9. No One Stops Us Now / Nobody Knows
  10. Talk Too Much feat. Don Carlos
  11. Punisher
  12. Everyday People feat. G. Love
  13. One More Night

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The National – Boxer Live In Brussels

The Scoop: Last fall The National wrapped their European tour with a gig in Brussels. The influential indie-rock act surprised the crowd in Belgium by playing their breakthrough album 2007 Boxer in full as a way of celebrating the record’s 10th anniversary. Earlier this year the Brooklyn-born band released a recording of that show as Boxer Live In Brussels on vinyl for Record Store Day. Now, the band is giving the 12-track effort, which features some of the band’s biggest songs like “Fake Empire,” “Mistaken For Strangers” and “Squalor Victoria,” a wider release for all of their fans to enjoy. Give a listen to “Fake Empire”:

Label: 4AD

Producer: (Recorded by) Brandon Reid, (Mixed by) Jonathan Low

Number Of Tracks: 12

Running Time: 48:44

Guest Musicians: N/A


  1. Fake Empire
  2. Mistaken For Strangers
  3. Brainy
  4. Squalor Victoria
  5. Green Gloves
  6. Slow Show
  7. Apartment Story
  8. Start A War
  9. Guest Room
  10. Racing Like A Pro
  11. Ada
  12. Gospel

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Dirty Projectors – Lamp Lit Prose

The Scoop: David Longstreth’s eigth album under the Dirty Projectors moniker quickly follows last year’s self-titled full-length release. Longstreth enlisted a number of special guests including Syd (The Internet), Amber Mark, Empress Of, Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes), Rostam (formerly Vampire Weekend) and Dear Nora to appear on Lamp Lit Prose, which was primarily recorded at Longstreth’s Los Angeles Studio. Here’s the “That’s A Lifestlye” video:

Label: Domino Recording Co

Producer: David Longstreth

Number Of Tracks: 10

Running Time: 37:20

Guest Musicians: Amber Mark, Dear Nora, Empress Of, Robin Pecknold, Rostam, Syd


  1. Right Now (feat. Syd)
  2. Break-Thru
  3. That’s A Lifestyle
  4. I Feel Energy (feat. Amber Mark)
  5. Zombie Conqueror (feat. Empress Of)
  6. Blue Bird
  7. I Found It In U
  8. What Is The Time
  9. You’re The One (feat. Robin Pecknold & Rostam)
  10. (I Wanna) Feel It All (feat. Dear Nora)

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The Suffers – Everything Here

The Scoop: The Suffers follow-up to their 2016 self-titled debut album features 15 new tracks by the Houston-based soul outfit. Frontwoman/vocalist Kam Franklin, guitarist Kevin Bernier, keyboardist Patrick Kelly, bassist Adam Castaneda, percussionist Jose “Chapy” Luna, trombonist Michael Razo trumpeter Jon Durbin and drummer Nick Zamora recruited fellow Houston natives, rappers Bun B and Paul Wall, to each appear on one of the record’s tracks. The band also brought in The Motet frontman Lyle Divinsky as guest on the song “After The Storm.” Watch the video for “Mammas” here:

Label: Shanachie Entertainment

Producer: The Suffers, John Allen Stephens, Zeke Listenbee

Number Of Tracks: 15

Guest Musicians: Paul Wall, Lyle Divinsky, Bun B


  1. Intro (A Headnod to Houston) [feat. Paul Wall]
  2. I Think I Love You
  3. Do Whatever
  4. The One About Sace
  5. All I Want To Do
  6. Sure to Remain
  7. Charlotte Intermission
  8. After The Storm [feat. Lyle Divinsky]
  9. What You Said
  10. A Word From Our Mammas
  11. Mammas
  12. Bernard’s Interlude [feat.Bun B]
  13. Everything Here
  14. You Only Call
  15. Won’t Be Here Tomorrow

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Love Canon – Cover Story

The Scoop: Charlottesville-based jamgrass act Love Canon sure knows how to add their own twist to a cover. The band’s fourth album, Cover Story, features nine interpretations of hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Love Canon self-produced the effort which was engineered by Rob Evans at Dave Matthews Band’s Haunted Hollow Studio. The group recruited a number of guests including Eric Krasno, Keller Williams and Jerry Douglas to contribute to the LP. Williams brought R.E.M.’s “Driver 8” to the band’s attention, Douglas proposed Mr. Mister’s “Kyrie Eleison,” while Krasno lends both his instrumental and vocal prowess to a rendition of Squeeze’s “Tempted.” Stream Love Canon’s version of “Tempted” featuring Krasno below:

Label: Organic Records

Producer: Love Canon

Number Of Tracks: 9

Running Time: 44:12

Guest Musicians: Eric Krasno, Jerry Douglas, Alex Hargreaves, Aoife O’Donovan, Bobby Read, John D’Earth, Keller Williams, Mark Errelli, Mike Barnett, Michael Cleveland, Lauren Balthrop


  1. Prelude (Angry Young Man)
  2. Things Can Only Get Better
  3. Kyrie Eleison
  4. Graceland
  5. Islands In The Stream
  6. Enjoy The Silence
  7. Solsbury Hill / Icecaps Of Pentatonia – Medley
  8. Tempted
  9. Driver 8

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Grateful Dead – Anthem Of The Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

The Scoop: The Grateful Dead are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of their sophomore album Anthem Of The Sun by issuing a unique deluxe two-disc version. The reissue of the original on which Bob Weir famously requested to record the sound of “thick air,” presents two versions of the album: one fully remastered from the original 1968 mix, and the other remastered from the more well-known 1971 mix. The deluxe edition also features a previously unreleased live recording of primordial Dead from the band’s gig at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom on October 22, 1967. Listen to the Grateful Dead performance of “New Potato Caboose” on October 22, 1967 from the first known show recorded with drummer Mickey Hart:

Label: Rhino Records

Producer: David Lemieux

Number Of Tracks: 17

Guest Musicians:


Disc One: Original 1968 Mix

  1. That’s It For The Other One
  2. New Potato Caboose
  3. Born Cross-Eyed
  4. Alligator
  5. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)
  6. 1971 Remix

  7. That’s It For The Other One
  8. New Potato Caboose
  9. Born Cross-Eyed
  10. Alligator
  11. Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)

Disc Two: Winterland, San Francisco, CA, 10/22/67

  1. Morning Dew
  2. New Potato Caboose
  3. It Hurts Me Too
  4. Cold Rain & Snow
  5. Turn On Your Love Light
  6. Beat It On Down The Line
  7. That’s It For The Other One

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Compiled by Jeffrey Greenblatt, Andy Kahn and Scott Bernstein.