Record-Release Roundup

Psych-pop trio the Mashtis shopping a single for possible inclusion on a Drag City comp.
  • Psych-pop trio the Mashtis shopping a single for possible inclusion on a Drag City comp.

Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels will preview the Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk (recorded locally at Lost Ark Studio) on December 2 at the Soda Bar. The full-length, designed to resemble an old dime novel circa 1860s, includes guest players Brian Holwerda and Jeffrey Lee Hawthorne of Blackout Party, John Meeks, and Nena Anderson.

The debut full-length from Wrong Trousers singer/harpist Kelsea Rae Little, Personal Myth, drops at Lestat’s on December 3. “My set will include special guest musicians,” says Little, “including a large chorus for the final song consisting of my nearest and dearest from the local music scene.”

On December 6, Adam Lambert’s early recordings will be released as Paramount Sessions, featuring him and singer Steve Cooke doing rock ballads with Madonna and Seal’s backing band. Lambert announced his sophomore album will be called Trespassing, due in spring 2012, with its first single “Better Than I Know Myself.”

The Mashtis’ seven-inch vinyl A Canopy of Sundays, recorded with Mike Kamoo at Earthling Studios, debuts December 9 at the Whistle Stop. “We’ll probably play a nonalbum single that we’ve been working on for a possible Drag City Records compilation,” says bandleader Itai Faireman, who’ll be playing a series of solo dates in Berlin over the holidays.

The release party for Wendy Bailey and True Stories’ full-length String Theory happens December 30 at Bar Pink. “We’ll be playing the entire album,” says Bailey, “with a second set to feature guest players covering a dozen classic-rock and R&B cuts.”

The reunited Sirhan Sirhan have a new split seven-inch with Prize Country, featuring hand-drawn one-of-a-kind covers by Jason Blackmore and Abby Bailow.

P.O.D. inked a multi-album deal with Razor & Tie, which begins with their yet-to-be titled album (due spring 2012) being recorded with Howard Benson (Daughtry, Theory of a Deadman).

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