Missy's Music Picks for June

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - Carnage
Having collaborated extensively on numerous film soundtracks, the Bad Seeds members are finally releasing an album with actual songs, with Cave's highly literate and cinematic lyrics running the gamut from soft and harmonious, to wild and caustic.

Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, and Jason Isbell - Live at the Shoals Theater
Recorded in 2014 by current and former Drive-By Truckers members (Isbell having since left for a successful solo career), this recording features Truckers classics performed in an intimate, pared back setting with just voices and guitars.

Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket
One of the most successful indie rock/emo groups, and the band's first full length release since 2015's Stranger to Ourselves, Modest Mouse's new album is a highly anticipated collusion of electronica and punk rock stylings.


Can - Live in Stuttgart 1975
After singer Damo Suzuki left the group in 1973, the Krautrock kings opted to be a mainly instrumental group with only occasional vocals. A volatile live act, this previously unreleased concert dazzles with high wire feats of improvisational interplay.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real - A Few Stars Apart
Accustomed to long concert tours and life on the road, Lukas Nelson was forced during the pandemic to spend time with family in Texas. The heartfelt songs on A Few Stars Apart are about the value and joy of what it means to be home.

Sleater-Kinney - Path of Wellness
Following the departure of longtime drummer Janet Weiss, remaining members Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein regroup with some great new songs, and some assistance from musicians culled from Portland's local music scene.


Charles Mingus -  Mingus at Carnegie Hall
The classic concert from 1974, which features special guests John Handy and Rahsaan Roland Kirk, is being reissued in its complete form and running order, with over 80 minutes of previously unreleased material.