New Music Friday: 13th Floor New Album Picks: November 3, 2023 (International Edition)

And now here is the 13th Floor New Music Friday International Edition for November 3rd featuring plenty of unexpected delights.

The 13th Floor’s Marty Duda picks these five new releases for your consideration:

  1. Sylvia TysonSylvia TysonAt The End Of The Day (Stony Plain) At age 83, this may be the Canadian singer/songwriter’s final album. Ten years in the making, it was worth waiting for. We’ve got an interview with Sylvia waiting in the wings to be posted at the 13th Floor. In the meantime check out the new album.

2Dirty Honey. Dirty HoneyCan’t Find The Brakes (Dirt) On the other side of the musical spectrum we have Dirty Honey. The hard rockers have a new drummer and they are excited about it: “Having Jaydon in the band has made a huge difference,” said Justin. “He’s an acapella singer with a background in vocal harmonies. So having him contribute, especially to the harmonies, has really added to our sound and has helped us grow a lot. Added Marc, “Jaydon’s got a great approach to songwriting, and he’s willing to take the ride with a song without judgment.” Watch for an interview with Jaydon and Justin coming soon to The 13th Floor.

3. Heather Anne LomaxHeather Anne LomaxThe Doman Tracks (Blackbird)  Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Heather Lomax’s The Doman Tracks, a moving, often intensely personal collection of original songs recorded with the late Michael Doman, formerly the singer-songwriter-producer of the noted ‘80s L.A. rock band Broken Homes. Watch for the 13th Floor interview with Heather, coming soon!

4. Shooter JenningsShooter Jennings & The Werewolves Of Los AngelesDo Zevon (BCR) A live album of Warren Zevon songs, what could be better? “This last year we had a blast doing two separate shows paying tribute to one of my favorite artists of all time, Los Angeles legend Warren Zevon,” says Shooter Jennings. “When Zevon was picked to be potentially inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this year we, along with millions of Zevon fans, were hoping that he would finally get his due in the halls of Rock & Roll History. Unfortunately, Zevon didn’t make it in this year and won’t be honored on November 4, 2023, in New York City at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. Upon hearing this news, the Werewolves of Los Angeles gathered in our Wolfcave to discuss what we could do about it. We decided that even though Warren wasn’t going into the Hall of Fame, we could take a special trip up to New York City that weekend and do our own celebration of Warren’s bad-ass music.”

5.Micky Dolenz Micky DolenzSings R.E.M. (7a Records) We didn’t see this coming! Former Monkee Micky Dolenz covers R.E.M. That’s right, Micky sings 4 R.E.M. tunes and even Michael Stipe is happy: “Micky Dolenz covering R.E.M. Monkees style, I have died and gone to heaven,” Stipe said to Rolling Stone. “‘Shiny Happy People’ sounds incredible (never thought you or I would hear me say that!!!). Give it a spin. It’s wild… I am finally complete.”