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UNCUT - - New Al­bums -

It’s been four years since we heard from Toronto singer-song­writer doug pais­ley, who took time off from tour­ing and record­ing to be­gin a fam­ily. He’s back this No­vem­ber with Starter Home NO QUAR­TER, a warm, un­der­stated set in which he’s ac­com­pa­nied mostly by picked gui­tar and strings. It stands com­par­i­son with past trea­sures like Strong Feel­ingsand Con­stant Com­pan­ion. Mean­while, la­bel­mate Joan shel­ley has been busy in the stu­dio with a swift fol­low-up to her self-ti­tled LP of last year. michael martin

mur­phey is one of the less her­alded pi­o­neers of Austin’s out­law scene of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Is­sued on SOUNDLY MU­SIC, Austi­nol­ogy: Al­leys Of Austin fea­tures era-spe­cific songs from the likes of Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. Help­ing out the Texan vet are spe­cial guests Willie Nel­son, Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett and more. On a nois­ier tip, No­vem­ber wel­comes

Bought To Rot, the de­but ef­fort from lat­est sign­ings laura Jane Grace & The BLOOD­SHOT de­vour­ing moth­ers. Founder mem­ber of Flor­ida’s Against Me!, Grace leads the band through rootsy cow­punk and alt.coun­try. On the tour­ing front, don’t miss dawn lan­des’ UK dates in Oc­to­ber, be­gin­ning at Lon­don’s Border­line. And make sure you catch my dar­ling clemen­tine, pro­mot­ing the ex­cel­lent Still Tes­ti­fy­ing, be­fore their fi­nal date at St Pan­cras Old Church in Lon­don on Hal­loween night. ROB HUGHES

• UN­CUT • NO­VEM­BER 2018

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