Album Drop: This Week’s New Releases, From Melissa Auf Der Maur To Laura Marling

It’s one sunny spring Tuesday, and the tunes are just as h-o-t! This week, smokin’ guitar gods Melissa Auf der Maur and Slash are both flying solo, we bow to Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings’ royal jewels, the John Butler Trio keeps on jammin’, Dr. Dog licks our wounds, and Laura Marling waxes poetic and awesome. So, let’s get into the groove after the jump!

Slash, Slash
The legendary axeman from Guns ‘n’ Roses and Velvet Revolver riffs through a parade of guest lead singers from Ozzie Osbourne to Fergie.

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, I Learned The Hard Way
The reigning soul royalty will make you get up and get down with their fourth record.

The John Butler Trio, April Uprising
Jam pop with pleas and chants.

Dr. Dog, Shame, Shame
A totally happenin’ hipster version of “The Band.”

Laura Marling, I Speak Because I Can
Some seriously sweet folk poetry that makes this Brit broad more like Bob Dylan than even Jakob.

Melissa Auf der Maur, Out Of Our Minds
The former Hole bassist and general badass rocks out on her own.