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JASON ISBELL has released his dazzling new album The Nashville Sound. THE 400 UNIT is back on album the first time since 2011. And we’re ready to celebrate.

JASON ISBELL has released his dazzling new album The Nashville Sound. THE 400 UNIT is back on album the first time since 2011. And we’re ready to celebrate.

“We at Horizon remain super-energized by what Jason Isbell brings, the sound of his crack band, the 400 Unit, and what this all means to the music scene. Hell, he just sold out 5 nights at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in less than two hours! It seems the wider world has discovered (at last) that so-called country music goes way beyond formulaic “get drunk-cheatin’-pickup-truck-Wal-Mart”-style country.

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The ragged, roots-rockin’ BANDITOS have returned with a new album, and they’ll be playing a release show right dang here at Horizon on Saturday, July 8th, right before their RADIO ROOM show that night!

The ragged, roots-rockin’ BANDITOS have returned with a new album, and they’ll be playing a release show right dang here at Horizon on Saturday, July 8th, right before their RADIO ROOM show that night!

After spending much of the last two years on the road, relentlessly showcasing their critically acclaimed 2015 self-titled debut album, the six bandmates of Banditos regrouped in late 2016 at Plum Creek Sound Studios in Dripping Springs, TX and democratically poured out sonic influences and emotionally charged personal experiences for their new album Visionland. Produced by Israel Nash and Ted Young, the Birmingham/Nashville-based group’s second full-length has one foot firmly planted in reality as the other tip-toes in and out of mental complexities, self-perception and altered-state illusions.The results are revealing, exhilarating and profound. The album-titled track reveals these defining, cohesive thematic intricacies.

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NEW RELEASES 6/23: Yes we do have the new BANDITOS album, along with a JEFF TWEEDY solo album, and some sheer psychedelic weirdness from KING GIZZARD!

NEW RELEASES 6/23: Yes we do have the new BANDITOS album, along with a JEFF TWEEDY solo album, and some sheer psychedelic weirdness from KING GIZZARD!

Many bands never get off the ground because they can’t find their “home.” Banditos, as confirmed by their second album Visionland, have no such concerns. For them, home is ‘70s Muscle Shoals country-soul colliding with psychedelia and occult, and stamped by the identifiable quaver of singer Mary Beth Richardson. Banditos’ bread and butter is four-to-the-floor bass and drums,

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NEW RELEASES: JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT have returned, STEVE EARLE embraces his inner outlaw, the FLEET FOXES are somewhat improbably back, and LORDE indulges in some Melodrama.

NEW RELEASES: JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT have returned, STEVE EARLE embraces his inner outlaw, the FLEET FOXES are somewhat improbably back, and LORDE indulges in some Melodrama.

“Am I the last of my kind?” Jason Isbell ponders on his new album, The Nashville Sound. Isbell, who hails from the Muscle Shoals region of Northwest Alabama, is singing, as he often does, in character, this time a down-and-out survivor struggling to play catch up with the rapidly changing country he calls home.

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NEW RELEASES 6/9: LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM & CHRISTINE MCVIE, KRONOS QUARTET, CHUCK BERRY, JACK DEJOHNETTE, ANI DIFRANCO, GOV’T MULE, SUFJAN STEVENS, AMANDA ANNE PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS & more!

NEW RELEASES 6/9: LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM & CHRISTINE MCVIE, KRONOS QUARTET, CHUCK BERRY, JACK DEJOHNETTE, ANI DIFRANCO, GOV’T MULE, SUFJAN STEVENS, AMANDA ANNE PLATT & THE HONEYCUTTERS & more!

So this is what happens when a group of old jazz hands get into a Levon Helm kind of way. Hudson is the name of an album, a supergroup and a song on the album by the supergroup. The combination of Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, John Medeski and Larry Grenadier is capable of so much; Hudson delivers in that it doesn’t kowtow to expectations of what kind of music these four legends should make.

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NEW RELEASES 6/2: NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS return, along with DAN AUERBACH, ROGER WATERS, ALT-J, THE HANDSOME FAMILY and a slew of killer reissues!

NEW RELEASES 6/2: NORTH MISSISSIPPI ALLSTARS return, along with DAN AUERBACH, ROGER WATERS, ALT-J, THE HANDSOME FAMILY and a slew of killer reissues!

With their swampy riffs and mud-covered rock n’ roll, the North Mississippi Allstars have always honored the past while keeping an eye on the future. That tradition continues with their forthcoming album, Prayer For Peace, a collection of Allstars originals as well as reinterpretations of works by legendary artists that have influenced the band. Anchored by core members and industry vets Luther and Cody Dickinson, the Allstars have earned a well-deserved reputation as blues masters.

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NEW RELEASES 5/26: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE talks about Kids In The Street, DANZIG wears the Black Laden Crown, and THE BEATLES honor Sgt. Pepper on his 50th anniversary!

NEW RELEASES 5/26: JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE talks about Kids In The Street, DANZIG wears the Black Laden Crown, and THE BEATLES honor Sgt. Pepper on his 50th anniversary!

Forming a trilogy with 2014’s Single Mothers and 2015’s Absent Fathers, J.T. Earle’s latest teams him with Omaha indie-rock don Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes) for his rangiest set yet. “What’s She Crying For” is a moaning honky-tonk weeper with pedal steel and roadhouse piano, “What’s Goin’ Wrong” is clarinet-spiked Texas swing impressionism, “15-25” is vintage New Orleans R&B gumbo in the Professor Longhair

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NEW RELEASES, 5/19: ENDLESS BOOGIE is a total Vibe Killer, MOUNTAIN GOATS salute the Goths, THE MASTERSONS sing a Transient Lullaby, and lots more!

NEW RELEASES, 5/19: ENDLESS BOOGIE is a total Vibe Killer, MOUNTAIN GOATS salute the Goths, THE MASTERSONS sing a Transient Lullaby, and lots more!

The New Yorker once called the Mountain Goats’ frontman John Darnielle “America’s best non-hip-hop lyricist”. Here, the 50-year-old sometime novelist is in masterly form, reappraising his teenage goth years. The hints of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds in opener Rain in Soho aside, piano, woozy sax and sumptuous Prefab Sprout AOR combine with lyrics about Portuguese goth metal, an unlikely juxtaposition that emphasises the songs’ mix of wry insight and black humour.

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The unpredictable and enlightening Carolina troubadour-rocker DAVID CHILDERS returns with an incredible album, Run Skeleton Run, out now on RAMSEUR RECORDS!

The unpredictable and enlightening Carolina troubadour-rocker DAVID CHILDERS returns with an incredible album, Run Skeleton Run, out now on RAMSEUR RECORDS!

Singer-songwriter David Childers is the proverbial study in contradictions. A resident of Mount Holly, North Carolina, he’s a former high-school football player with the aw-shucks demeanor of a good ol’ Southern boy. But he’s also a well-read poet and painter who cites Chaucer and Kerouac as influences, fell in love with folk as a teen, listens to jazz and opera, and fed his family by practicing law before turning in his license to concentrate on his creative passions.

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NEW RELEASES, 5/12: YO-YO MA PLAYS BACH, JIM AVETT brings the family, and PAUL WELLER ushers in A KIND REVOLUTION!

NEW RELEASES, 5/12: YO-YO MA PLAYS BACH, JIM AVETT brings the family, and PAUL WELLER ushers in A KIND REVOLUTION!

Jim Avett is a natural-born storyteller. You shouldn’t expect to have a seat at the dining room table with the man and have a conversation relegated to small talk and light commenting on current events. It’s more probable (by a long shot) that between loading forkfuls of green beans, you’ll seamlessly find yourself learning about a World War II submarine battle and the subsequent shark attack. Or a Victorian era train conductor. Or the little known backstory about the real life of the DiCaprio-played character in The Revenant.

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