Release Day Picks: July 21st 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 Punch Brothers, Ty Segall & and The Skiffle Players. Read on for more insight into the records we have all queued up to spin.

Punch Brothers – All Ashore

The Scoop: Chris Thile has been a busy man since he last put out a record with Punch Brothers. The mandolin virtuoso took over hosting duties of the long-running public radio variety show A Prairie Home Companion which was rebranded as Live From Here as well as released a trio of albums … and that was in 2017 alone. Chris also managed to reconvene with his longtime band to write and record a new album. The self-produced All Ashore is a nine-track suite that Thile describes as, “a meditation on committed relationships in the present day, particularly in light of the current unsettled political climate.” Here’s “Three Dots And A Dash”:

Label: Nonesuch

Producer: Punch Brothers

Number Of Tracks: 9

Running Time: 43:16

Guest Musicians: N/A


  1. All Ashore
  2. The Angel of Doubt
  3. Three Dots and a Dash
  4. Just Look at This Mess
  5. Jumbo
  6. The Gardener
  7. Jungle Bird
  8. It’s All Part of the Plan
  9. Like It’s Going Out of Style

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Ty Segall & White Fence – Joy

The Scoop: In 2012 Ty Segall and White Fence (Tim Presley) paired up to issue the collaborative Hair. Today, the duo releases the long-awaited follow-up Joy. Segall and Presley’s second effort includes 15 new tracks. A press release describes Joy as, “their own sound of today, a shared individuality, prisming all possible stances into an unseamly metastasis that FLOWS for 15 ebbcentric tracks. Plus, since it ends at the beginning, it never has to stop. LOOP that shit!” Stream the single “Good Boy” here:

Label: Drag City

Producer: Ty Segall, Tim Presley

Number Of Tracks: 15

Running Time: 30:08

Guest Musicians: N/A


  1. Beginning
  2. Please Don’t Leave This Town
  3. Room Connector
  4. Body Behavior
  5. Good Boy
  6. Hey Joel, Where You Going With That?
  7. Rock Flute
  8. A Nod
  9. Grin Without Smile
  10. Other Way
  11. Prettiest Dog
  12. Do Your Hair
  13. She Is Gold
  14. Tommy’s Place
  15. My Friend

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The Skiffle Players – Piffle Sayers EP

The Scoop: A band featuring guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Circles around the Sun), bassist Dan Horne (Circles Around the Sun, Jonathan Wilson), percussionist Aaron Sperske (Beachwood Sparks), guitarist Cass McCombs and multi-instrumentalist Farmer Dave Scher came together for what was expected to be a one-off concert in Big Sur, California under the moniker The Skiffle Players. The group enjoyed the experience and entered the studio with the resulting Skifflin LP coming out in 2016. Piffle Sayers EP features seven more songs recorded during those sessions. And wait … there’s more: The Skiffle Players are working on a new full-length album set for a fall release. Check out their arrangment of “Stagolee” below:

Label: Spiritual Pajamas

Producer: Farmer Dave Scher

Number Of Tracks: 7

Running Time: XX

Guest Musicians: N/A


  1. Glow In The Dark Scratch And Sniff
  2. Jonny Todd
  3. Stagolee
  4. Dearest
  5. A Blessing in Disguise
  6. Slippin’ and Slidin’
  7. John O’Dreams

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Compiled by Jeffrey Greenblatt, Andy Kahn and Scott Bernstein.