If you haven't already bought The Pierces' You & I, do so immediately. The Pierces have begun to take over the music scene all over the world, starting with Britain. Their vintage sound recreates the glory of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. I can't recommend them enough. They're smart, sassy, and ethereal.
Fairport Convention has also released an album Festival Bell that rings true with British Folk. They sometimes can veer off and sound more rock, but here they've produced an album that sounds more folk than possibly anything they've done. It's a beauty.
The Greencards' The Brick Album will be released June 21.
Folk Queen Gillian Welch will release an album The Harrow and the Harvest on June 28. Expect greatness in traditional sound, complete with covers of old folk tunes and self-penned genius.
Dolly Parton's new album Better Day will be out June 28.
Sinead O'Connor will release the album Home September 5, much to my eagerness.
And hopefully we'll see Malinky's album out this year. It's been a long time coming.