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New summer listening recommendations

On this episode of Fresh Tracks, Larry Rohrer and David Hersrud suggest some new music to consider for your summer listening list.

Blur: "The Narcissist"
Experience the unmistakable British vibe of Blur's latest offering, "The Narcissist," from their album "The Ballad of Darren."

Blur draws inspiration from iconic bands like Radiohead and from the quirkiness of the B-52s while channeling the artistic spirit of David Bowie.

"The Narcissist" takes you on a melodic journey.

The Handsome Family: "Joseph"
Prepare yourself for the upcoming release of "Hollow," the 11th album from the Handsome Family. It's set to launch in September.

Once considered a novelty act, the band gained widespread recognition when their hauntingly beautiful track "Far from Any Road" became the main title theme for the crime drama "True Detective" in 2014.

The new track "Joseph" features overdriven electric guitar throughout.

Dolly Parton: "World On Fire"
Legendary artist Dolly Parton features her signature sound on "World on Fire."

Her humility was recently on display during her nomination to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Despite feeling she may not deserve it, her upcoming album showcases her unmatched talent.

Keep an ear out for the album when it comes out in November and immediately listen to her intriguing cover version of Led Zeppelin's timeless classic "Stairway To Heaven."

Tanya Tucker: "Breakfast in Birmingham" featuring Brandi Carlile
Tanya Tucker's musical journey reads like a captivating soap opera. Having achieved stardom at the age of 13, she has earned an impressive 56 Top 40 singles to her credit. Her remarkable career even led her to ride a horse onto the stage of The Grand Ole Opry.

Experience her soulful collaboration with Brandi Carlile in "Breakfast in Birmingham."

Jessie Ware: "Free Yourself"
Dive into the enchanting world of Jessie Ware, the talented English pop singer-songwriter and broadcaster. Her album "That! Feels Good!" captures her unique artistry and resonates with listeners on a profound level.

Additionally, catch her as the co-host of the popular British podcast "Table Manners" with her mother.

Larry, although retired as Assistant General Manager for SDPB, continues to write, host, and do media production and voice work for SDPB.