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Sass Jordan’s Rebel Moon Blues Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Get a taste of the veteran Canadian rock queen's smoking set of blues covers.


Sass Jordan hasn’t put out a solo album in a decade. But the Can-rock queen’s upcoming album Rebel Moon Blues is more than worth the wait. Trust me; I’ve been digging it since I first heard it last year. Full disclosure: I was hired to write some promo material for the disc. But cross my heart and hope to spit, I’d be raving about this sucker either way. It’s just that good. Recorded with her touring band and produced by hubby Derek Sharp (aka D#), Rebel Moon Blues is an eight-song set of blues covers — but not just any blues covers. Instead of just trotting out the usual overworked Muddy and Wolf standards, Jordan digs deeper with a set list that simultaneously celebrates old masters like Willie Dixon, Elmore James and Freddie King along with relatively younger guns like Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher and The Allman Brothers Band. You can get a taste of what’s in store above with the first single Leaving Trunk, which channels Taj Mahal’s searing version of the Sleepy John Estes classic. It sets the tone for the rest of the disc, which arrives in March. Of course, it’s far from the only new album that’s been announced in the past day or two. Scroll down to see the rest of the roster, or zip over to the Upcoming Releases page to see every title on the way this spring.

January 24

KhalilH2OP | Seid

January 31

Homes | Lufu

February 7

Bad Pelicans | Underground
Nuclear Winter | Night Shift
Poolside | Low Season

February 14

Hallucinator | Another Cruel Dimension
Phil Madeira | Open Heart
Obsidian | Before
Michel Petrucciani | Colors
Cailin Russo | The Drama EP

February 21

Brain Fog | The Weedzard
Horseneck | Fever Dream
Allie X | Cape God

February 28

Angelica Garcia | Cha Cha Palace
Insect Ark | The Vanishing
Shakra | Mad World
Craig Strickland | Starlit Afternoon

March 6

Cabal | Drag Me Down
Various Artists | The Mediterraneo

March 13

Fake Laugh | Dining Alone
Sass Jordan | Rebel Moon Blues
The Oneira | Injection

March 20

Container | Scramblers

March 27

The Beautiful Mistake | You’re Not Broken. I Am EP
Jessie Reyez | Before Love Came To Kill Us

April 3

Wilma Archer | A Western Circular

April 17

Harrow Fair | Sins We Made

May 22

Ken Yates | Quiet Talkers