Happy Tuesday, music fans! Now that all the holiday nonsense is over, the music world is getting back to regularly releasing new albums, and this week's selection is stellar. My favorite comes from San Francisco indie-rock/pop duo Painted Palms, but there's also new music from Los Angeles stoner pop/garage-punk band Cherry Glazerr, Israeli singer-songwriter/activist David Broza, Irish R&B singer-songwriter James Vincent McMorrow and, happily, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, who are finally releasing their album now that charismatic frontwoman Jones has finished cancer treatment.
Cherry Glazerr, Haxel Princess, "Haxel Princess"
David Broza, East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding?"
James Vincent McMorrow, Post Tropical, "Red Dust"
Painted Palms, Forever, "Spinning Signs"
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Give The People What They Want, "Retreat"