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Mon April 28, 2014
Rock & Roots Featured Album of the Week (Apr, 28-May, 2): Ray LaMontagne, "Supernova"
Listen to Rock & Roots Mon-Fri at 10:50, 12:50 & 2:50 for DEEP TRACKS from the new Album from Ray Lamontagne... "Supernova"... PLUS a chance to win your own copy!
Ray LaMontagne's radical departure from his successful, gruff-but-soulful folk-rock path begins with the first notes of his fifth album, "Supernova" (RCA). The psychedelic, swirling sounds of "Lavender" immediately make you wonder if you've slipped a Graham Nash CD in by mistake or if you've somehow been teleported to 1969. With the help of producer Dan Auerbach, best known as the singer from The Black Keys, LaMontagne succeeds in ripping down everything from his "Trouble" days -- replacing it with a more upbeat, more rock-oriented world that embraces both fuzzed-out pop like "Julia" and the sun-kissed, laid-back loveliness of a Neil Young-inspired "Ojai."