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New Release Round-Up 09-30-14

New Release Round-Up 09-30-14

Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Lucinda Williams' new album is her most ambitious release to date. Twenty + songs were recorded off and on between September of 2013 through March of 2014. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone finds Lucinda tapping into her southern roots for this double album. The songs are amplified by a range of musical talents that include Greg Leisz, Tony Joe White, Pete Thomas, Gia Ciambotti, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan.  The album is available now and you can preview the album which includes the single Something Wicked This Way Comes right here.




Prince - Art Official AgePrince returns with not one but two albums this week, the first, Art Official Age is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton. Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.  His second album Plectrumelectrum is a classic band record, with 3rdEyeGirl which includes Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Recorded live and in analog the album is an electrifying funk-rock statement.



The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With GoldThe new album Mended With Gold from The Rural Alberta Advantage makes it clear that The RAA have reached the next level. Two key elements led to the band composing the most fully-realized work of their career: the band’s road warrior status and the chance to take full advantage of their time in the studio this time around. The trio spent months shaping the songs, sometimes first on keyboard, then guitar (and visa versa), and taking others on the road to workshop live. The album is available now and you can watch the amazing video which captures the band at their best while on a recent tour here.

Melissa Etheridge - This Is ME

Oscar and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge releases her latest studio album This is ME. For the vibrant collection, Etheridge teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown) at the forefront. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the album features 11 new songs all written or co-written by Melissa Etheridge.   The album is available now and you can watch the video for her single Take My Number here.



Madi Diaz - Phantom

Called “the most danceable break up record ever” by LA Weekly, Phantom was recorded in Madi Diaz’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars.   The album is available now and you can preview the album as well as take a look at her video for the amazing track Stay Together here.


Plus there are other great, new releases including Blake Shelton who following 2013's platinum-selling Based on a True Story..., retains his producer of choice, Scott Hendricks, for these sessions. Despite its title, Bringing Back the Sunshine is a grittier offering than his previous couple of albums, but thematically the songs call on his experience of growing up in a small Oklahoma town. Seven-time Grammy winning trio Lady Antebellum's fifth studio album 747 is released this week. Nathan Champman co-produced the album with Lady A for the Capitol Records Nashville release. In The Valley Below's fantastic debut album The Belt which included the breakout summer hit 'Peaches' is now available on vinyl and you can check out the video for the track as well as preview the album here. Multi-platinum Dublin rockers The Script release their much anticipated 4th studio effort called No Sound Without Silence. Charlottesville, Virginia brothers Abe, James and Sam Wilson (aka, rock outfit Sons of Bill) release their superb new album Love and Logic via Thirty Tigers.  Flying Colors is the talent-ridden supergroup consisting of guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, bass player Dave LaRue and the comparatively new talent, pop singer/songwriter Casey McPherson. The band challenged conventional wisdom about combining virtuoso music and melodic songwriting in their new album, Second Nature.   On the follow-up to his tender, Baroque-infused debut Lysandre, former Girls frontman Christopher Owens takes a different path with the country-infused A New Testament. And (What's The Story) Morning Glory?, the follow-up to debut album Definitely Maybe, is Oasis' biggest-selling album with 22 million copies sold worldwide. It was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Released on October 2nd 1995 it spent 10 weeks at No.1, is the 5th biggest-selling album in UK chart history and became the band's breakthrough album in the US where it sold 4 million copies. The new edition has been remastered from the original tapes by Ian Cooper at London's Metropolis Studios, supervised by the album's producer Owen Morris.  The album is also available as a Single Disc Remasterd VersionRemastered Vinyl and a Deluxe Vinyl Box Set


Plus, South Park MexicanHerb AlpertPieta BrownKat EdmonsonColbie CaillatBryan AdamsSteve AokiMarty Stuart & His Fabulous SuperlativesGerard WayElectric WizardJerry GarciaTove LoRobin GibbAbbaElectric YouthTeam SpiritGenesisFinchJon LordStiff Little FingersHot Rize and Between The Buried and Me.

CURRENT SINGLES

Bush release their new single Man On The Run which is taken from their new album of the same name Man On The Run which is due to drop 10/21 and is available for pre-order nowHoodie Allen releases Numbers ahead of his new album People Keep Talking (Due 10/14).  

CURRENT VIDEOS

Chet Faker - Built On GlassAustralian producer Chet Faker's latest single Gold is pure audio delight and now thanks to the Hiro Murai-directed video it is also a pure visual delight.  Known for providing memorable videos (check out his previous offerings to see what we mean) Chet (real name Nick Murphy) has surpassed them all with his latest offering which features intricate choreography, perfectly performed by three stunning roller-skaters as they gracefully roll down a deserted highway.  With over 1.9 Million views already this is a video you simply must watch.  The single is taken from Chet's recent stunning release Built on Glass, which you can grab your copy of right here.

LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

The Barr Brothers - Sleeping OperatorLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for The Barr Brothers.  'Sleeping Operator' represents an immense creative output. The group, featuring brothers Brad on guitar/vocals and Andrew on drums, classical harpist Sarah Pagé, and pianist/bassist Andrès Vial, recorded 40 tracks in the process of making this record. The 13 songs on 'Sleeping Operator' are meditative and explosive, exploring the far reaches of folk laced with West African influences, hypnotic modernist pulsing and beyond. While the record extends into cinematic and other-worldly territories, it maintains a campfire-like intimacy throughout. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album and watch the video for their single Half Crazy here.


Philip Selway - WeatherhouseWeatherhouse is the sophomore solo album from Radiohead's drummer Philip Selway, and the follow-up to 2010's Familial. A more complex and involving album than his mostly acoustic debut, Weatherhouse, has something of the feel of latter-day Radiohead or Yorke's solo work but with an uncategorizable '80s/'90s melodic twist. The single "Coming Up for Air" is included. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album and watch the video for his latest single It Will End In Tears here.




Sixx AM - Modern VintageSIXX: A.M., the band featuring Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, will release its third album, Modern Vintage, on October 7.  Says Sixx: "Like our favorite bands from the 1970s, SIXX: A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics — three core elements that helped to define that era. SIXX: A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on 'Gotta Get It Right' and the rest of 'Modern Vintage', having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again." The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album and watch the album's making of video in which they discuss the new album and their latest single 'Gotta Get it Right' here.




For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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New Release Round-Up 09-23-14

New Release Round-Up 09-23-14

Tweedy, the band, is a collaboration between Jeff Tweedy, best known as the founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, and his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. dBpm Records in conjunction with ANTI presents Sukierae (sue-key-ray), the debut release by the aptly-monikered duo Tweedy. 

Aphex Twin - SyroSyro, the sixth studio album by British electronic music artist Aphex Twin features new material alongside previously unreleased tracks that were amassed since his 2001 album Drukqs, this collection is destined to be another fan favorite. It also includes the single "minipops 67." The album is available now and you can check out the single minipops 67 [120.2] [Source Field Mix] as well as more details about the release here.





Cheek To Cheek features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances. From the title track to “But Beautiful” to “I Won’t Dance,” the record’s duets showcase the chemistry between the two artists, who span 60 years in age. 


Joe Bonnamassa - Different Shades Of BlueDifferent Shades Of Blue (J&R Adventures) is Joe Bonamassa's first studio album in two years and the first album of his career to feature all original material. The result is a record with more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It's a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre.  The new album is available now and you can watch the insightful 'Making Of' video as well as grab yourself a Free Download of the title track all right here.





Popular Problems is Leonard Cohen's thrilling new studio album, where he takes us down into the avenues of our dreams and sets a new tone and speed of hope and despair, grief and joy. Cohen here is an astonished lover rocking to the human condition as "the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing." His legendary basso resonates as never before with a presence and urgency that arises from the very the depths of the heart. The clarity and strength of these nine hypnotic songs will have us singing them over and over. 


King Tuff - Black Moon Spell Black Moon Spell is the 2014 album from Los Angeles-based rock outfit, King Tuff, who are long-adored for their tight, anthemic songs and enigmatic leader, King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas). Black Moon Spell recalls rock heroes such as Thin Lizzy, T-Rex and Alice Cooper, along with the inimitable blend of punk and power-pop that defined King Tuff s previous two albums. The new album is available now and you can preview the album as well as watch the video to their title track here. We think you will have the exact same experience as the video's star!



Goat - Commune

Swedish psychedelic collective Goat release their fantastic new album Commune. Known for their intense, ritualistic live shows, Goat's hypnotic, 2012 debut, World Music, received widespread acclaim and placed in many of that year's top-ten lists.  The new album, which is sure to gather them the same acclaims, is available now and you can preview the album here as well as watch the intriguing trailer.





Gossling - Harvest Of GoldAustralia's Gossling (aka Helen Croome) presents her debut LP Harvest of Gold on Nettwerk Records. The debut LP follows the critically-lauded EPs which earned Gossling a stellar 2014 set at SXSW where Elle, Esquire and Buzzfeed named her as an artist to watch in 2014. With lush textures and vocal hooks that deftly weaves complex emotional themes throughout, Croome's gorgeous pop songcraft has already featured on popular television shows, including So You Think You Can Dance, American Horror Story, Nashville, Gossip Girl and Graceland.  The new album is available now and you can preview the tracks as well as check out the Lyric Video for the title track here.




Plus there are other great, new releases including The Drums, whose music often explores the themes of loss, nostalgia, redemption, vulnerability, and love with critic's raves embracing both the lyrics and their sonic signature. This time around, with their new album Encyclopedia, they've embraced a darker sound while making it as grand and majestic as they please. For The Strokes frontman's latest album TyrannyJulian Casablancas + The Voidz have come together through music connections and friends in NYC and LA via their love of beat driven, aggressive and avant grade music with the power of modern harmonies to make it catchy and powerful. A punk band that can play any style of music, they take pride in their versatility.  Regarded as one of the preeminent Rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class in a 20-year music career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s Soul, Rock and Funk. His new album Strut shows Kravitz' talents are unparalleled. More than 15 years after its original release, the Smashing PumpkinsAdore, will be reissued as a Super Deluxe 6CD/1DVD set that features 107 tracks including rarities, demos and outtakes along with a complete 1998 live show video from Atlanta's Fox Theater. The album is also available as a Single Remastered CD and Vinyl . The incredibly talented Sondre Lerche releases his latest album Please.  The title track of singer/songwriter/pianist Marcia Ball's new album, The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man, is an irresistible tale of true love at the traveling carnival. It's a story that nobody but Ball could spin, filled with vivid details, universal truths, and a rambunctious sense of fun and desire. And In November 1968, George Harrison released 'Wonderwall Music'. A soundtrack to an art film called 'Wonderwall' this predominantly Indian music collection was the first solo album to be released by a Beatle and also the first album on the newly formed Apple Records. George would continue to release albums on Apple (and EMI) through to 1975's soul-influenced 'Extra Texture (Read All About It)' touching on experimentalism with 'Electronic Sound', the magnificent triple album 'All Things Must Pass', the chart-topping 'Living In The Material World' and the, perhaps, less well-known 'Dark Horse'. The Apple Years [Box Set] brings all these eclectic albums together in one set that mirrors 2004's 'Dark Horse Years' box set and will contain a perfect bound book with a DVD. Each of the remastered albums are also available individually and can be found here.


Plus, Gary Clark Jr.John MellencampJennifer HudsonYesDavid BowieBonnie Prince BillyAlt-JLee Ann WomackKenny ChesneyImelda MaySarah SilvermanErasureJerry Lee LewisLightsStryperGary MooreJohn ColtraneAngels & AirwavesEmpires, and Whirr.

CURRENT SINGLES

The New Basement Tapes - When I Get My Hands On You - Single

This week we are introduced to another track from the forthcoming Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes album (Due 11/11 Pre-Order Here) where T Bone Burnett recruited artists such as Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and Mumford And Sons' Marcus Mumford to record unfinished songs from Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes Sessions.  The latest track is called When I Get My Hands On You and features Marcus Mumford on Vocals. You can grab your copy of the single here and also check out the awesome animated lyric video which features the lyrics spray painted onto buildings as a slouching girl sets off on a walk around the city. 




English rock pioneers Kasabian ready to unleash their new album 48:13, which is out Oct 7th and is already a huge success in the UK, by releasing the single Eez-Eh. The single shows just one end of the spectrum of possibilities showcased by guitarist Sergio Pizzorno's songwriting and production. A relentless all-night anthem which has filled mosh-pits across Europe since the start of the summer. The video for Eez-eh was directed by the acclaimed artist and designer Aitor Throup, who has taken the role of Creative Director of the album. Continuing with the 40th anniversary edition reissues, David Bowie releases a picture disc version of his single Knock on Wood. Originally released in autumn 1974 and taken from David Live, these two 2005 mixes by Tony Visconti are making their vinyl debut. The original David Live single mix of "Knock On Wood" was a UK top 10, however the US went with "Rock 'n' Roll With Me," also from David Live, in response to Donovan's recent cover version there.  Along with their new album Encyclopedia, which is also out this week, The Drums are releasing their 7 Inch single Magic Mountain which features the exclusive b-side Rules Of Your Life.

LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With GoldLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for The Rural Alberta Advantage. Their new album Mended With Gold makes it clear that The RAA have reached the next level. Two key elements led to the band composing the most fully-realized work of their career: the band’s road warrior status and the chance to take full advantage of their time in the studio this time around. The trio spent months shaping the songs, sometimes first on keyboard, then guitar (and visa versa), and taking others on the road to workshop live. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the Lyric Video for their single Terrified here.



Prince - Art Official Age

Art Official Age is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton. Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.  The new album is available now for Pre-Order and you can find more information on the album right here.




Madi Diaz - Phantom

Called “the most danceable break up record ever” by LA Weekly, Phantom was recorded in Madi Diaz’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars.   The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album as well as take a look at her video for the amazing track Stay Together here.



Melissa Etheridge - This Is ME

Oscar and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge's latest studio album This is ME is set for release on September 30th. For the vibrant collection, Etheridge teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown) at the forefront. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the album features 11 new songs all written or co-written by Melissa Etheridge.   The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for her single Take My Number here.

Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Lucinda Williams' new album is her most ambitious release to date. Twenty + songs were recorded off and on between September of 2013 through March of 2014. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone finds Lucinda tapping into her southern roots for this double album. The songs are amplified by a range of musical talents that include Greg Leisz, Tony Joe White, Pete Thomas, Gia Ciambotti, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album here.

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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New Release Round-Up 09-16-14

New Release Round-Up 09-16-14

World On Fire is the new album from Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, and it comes on full throttle and in-your-face, a hunk of burning rock 'n' roll that takes no prisoners. Intensifying the band's sound and vision, it marks the follow-up to their successful and acclaimed 2012 debut, Apocalyptic Love, also released on SLASH's own indie Dik Hayd International label distributed through Caroline.

British indie rock trio Alt-J follow up their Mercury Prize winning debut An Awesome wave with more beautifully innovative music in the form of This Is All Yours.  The album which was once again produced by Charlie Andrew is packed with lyrical playfulness throughout.

X sees Chris Brown re-teaming with Diplo (Usher, Britney Spears), who worked on 2011 s F.A.M.E, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earned Brown a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. The production team includes Grammy-winning producer Timbaland (David Guetta, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas) and Danja (Mary J. Blige, P!nk), both of whom worked on 2012's chart-topping album Fortune, which debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and earned Brown a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Broncho - Just Enough Hip To Be WomanOklahoma band Broncho craft sing-along anthems that combine punk and garage-rock. They combine the best elements of both genres: raw guitar chords and energy, plus DIY sentiment, but with hi-fi production. Harkening back to punk rock's glory days of the 70s, Broncho captures the aggression, authenticity and youthful exhilaration of a bygone era. With echoes of The Re-placements, Iggy and the Stooges and The Ramones, Broncho are a blisteringly cathartic flash of gritty, crunching guitar work supported by an assaultive rhythm section and made whole by songwriter Ryan Lindsey's aggressive, yelping vocal work. Their new album Just Enough Hip To Be Woman is available now for and you can check out their fantastic track It's On.


White Arrows - In BardoWhite Arrows, a five-piece who met in Los Angeles, began touring almost as soon as they formed, hitting the road with Cults, White Denim and The Naked and Famous, and performing at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch. The transitory, continuous nature of touring meant that their 2012 debut album, Dry Land Is Not A Myth, was created in bouts, pulled together over the course of almost two years. After Coachella last year, the band finally returned home with no obligations set out before them and allowed the creative process to take them whenever it would.  The new album In Bardo is available now and you can watch the hypnotic video to their track We Can't Ever Die here.



Le Butcherettes - Cry Is For The Flies

The garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes are like the brilliant offspring of surrealist Luis Bunuel and intrepid rock icon PJ Harvey. Led by 24-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico) Le Butcherettes bring a brazen intensity and playful, hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess.  The new album Cry Is For The Flies is available now and you can check out the incredible single Shame, You're All I've Got Left which features Shirley Manson here.


The Earls of Leicester is an all-star band, punningly named for Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt, whose popular and pioneering bluegrass inspired every one of the musicians here paying them tribute. Jerry Douglas was inspired to play Dobro because of legendary Flatt & Scruggs dobroist Josh Graves, and Johnny Warren, the Earls' fiddle player is the son of long-time Foggy Mountain Boys fiddler Paul Warren. Every instrument and every vocal hark back to that classic sound. 'This record is something I've been waiting my whole life to do,' veteran Dobro master Jerry Douglas says of this album. 


Plus there are other great, new releases including three-time Grammy winning San Francisco band Train, with their new album Bulletproof Picaso which was produced by previous Train collaborator Butch Walker. Legendary wordsmith Mike Doughty releases Stellar Motel, his first album of all-original tunes since 2011's acclaimed Yes and Also Yes. Caustic Love is an album of unforgettable songs and choice grooves, topped with Paolo Nutini's gutsy voice, which just gets better and better with time and singles him out as arguably the best singer of his generation. Sepultura are one of the most successful acts ever to come out of Brazil with global album sales in excess of 30 million and are one of the most important and influential metal acts of their generation. The sheer volume of sound and the powerful presentation of the songs on Metal Veins: Alive At Rock In Rio (also available on Blu-Ray and DVD) sets this apart from any previous Sepultura concert release. Partners is Barbra Streisand's new album, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists. This is the legendary artist's first duets album in more than a decade, and debuts new studio recordings of Streisand classics and others songs.  And the legendary Jimi Hendrix offers up a couple of remastered albums from 1971, both available on CD for the first time. Rainbow Bridge and The Cry of Love have been remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.

Plus, Mike FarrisGuardians Of The Galaxy [Vinyl Soundtrack]My Brightest DiamondJamesGeorge StraitTim McgrawDead Man's Town: A Tribute to Born in USAFlyleafMedeski, Scofield, Martin & WoodFor King & CountryThe Madden BrothersPhilthy RichEd SheeranShellacFreeway & The JackaAllah-LasGrateful DeadMotionless In WhiteBlake Mills, and Franz Ferdinand.

CURRENT SINGLES

Ryan Adams releases his latest 7" single Jacksonville which is taken from his recent self-titled album Ryan Adams.  Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Teen Death have quickly made a name for themselves as one of the bands to watch calling this thriving scene home. BrooklynVegan described them best, saying "Teen Death sound like they've thrown Nirvana, Weezer, and Dillinger Four into a blender..." They pack the punk punch, yet maintain an infectious sense of melody, all layered over with a great grungy vibe. Their vinyl single Crawling is out now.

LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Aphex Twin - SyroLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Syro, the sixth studio album by British electronic music artist Aphex Twin. Featuring new material alongside previously unreleased tracks that were amassed since his 2001 album Drukqs, this collection is destined to be another fan favorite. It also includes the single "minipops 67.". The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can check out more details about the release here.






Joe Bonnamassa - Different Shades Of BlueDifferent Shades Of Blue (J&R Adventures) is Joe Bonamassa's first studio album in two years and the first album of his career to feature all original material. The result is a record with more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It's a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre.  The new album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the insightful 'Making Of' video as well as grab yourself a Free Download of the title track all right here.




Gossling - Harvest Of Gold

Australia's Gossling (aka Helen Croome) presents her debut LP Harvest of Gold on Nettwerk Records. The debut LP follows the critically-lauded EPs which earned Gossling a stellar 2014 set at SXSW where Elle, Esquire and Buzzfeed named her as an artist to watch in 2014. With lush textures and vocal hooks that deftly weaves complex emotional themes throughout, Croome's gorgeous pop songcraft has already featured on popular television shows, including So You Think You Can Dance, American Horror Story, Nashville, Gossip Girl and Graceland.  The new album is available now for Pre-Order and you can check out the Lyric Video for the title track Harvest of Gold here.

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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New Release Round-Up 09-09-14

New Release Round-Up 09-09-14

Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams' new album is a self-titled affair and the first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter s first full length since 2011's acclaimed Ashes & Fire. The first single 'Gimme Something Good' has already elicited wide praise with Stereogum exclaiming 'he doesn't seem to have lost a songwriting step. This thing is a total knockout.' The album is available now and you can watch the fantastic Video to the lead single Gimmie Something Good, which features the one and only Elvira!




Robert Plant - lullaby and... The Ceaseless RoarRobert Plant's 2014 album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, his label debut for Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records, was produced by Plant and features 11 recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam "Skin" Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.  The album is available now and you can preview the album Here as well as watch his recent live performance of Rainbow, one of the stand out tracks from the new album.

Sunday March 31st 1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by the then up-and-coming band called Queen. Few who turned up for that iconic performance could have predicted they would go on to become arguably the world's best and most successful rock group, although many more may have suspected it after this stunning show. Previously unreleased, their first live album finally surfaces after a 40 year wait.  Live At The Rainbow '74 is available in various formats including CDDeluxe Box SetBlu-RayBlu-Ray with CDDVD and exclusive to Indie Retail a Two Disc Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl.

The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. The Beatles In Mono Vinyl Box Set is released in mono on fourteen 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork, newly mastered from the analogue master tapes. As well as the amazing box set, each of the albums are available individually.  The Remastered Mono Vinyl albums are: Please Please MeWith The BeatlesA Hard Day's NightBeatles For SaleHelp!Rubber SoulSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles (The White Album)RevolverMagical Mystery Tour and Mono Masters.

Tennis - Ritual In RepeatTennis, the husband and wife duo of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, release their new album, Ritual in Repeat, on Communion Records.  The 11-track effort serves as Tennis’ third full-length to date and follows last year’s Small Sound EP. Its tracks were recorded in three different cities, each with a big-name producer at the helms: The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney in Nashville; Spoon’s Jim Eno in Austin; and The Shins’ Richard Swift in Portland. All three had previously collaborated with the Denver-based duo, as Carney produced their 2012 album Young & Old and Eno and Swift both lent production to Small Sound.  The new album is available now and for a limited time exclusive to indie retail you can pick the CD up at a special low price



Plus there are other great, new releases including Interpol who release El Pintor, their fifth an most exhilarating studio album to date. It's a driving, relentless record, taut and epic in equal measure. After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back with his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant Records), entitled Single Mothers. The companion piece, Absent Fathers, will be released in January. Effortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight attention from the music industry's most important curators Banks makes her biggest impact yet with her debut album Goddess. The Grateful Dead's latest offering Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990 is the legendary Nassau Coliseum show with Branford Marsalis presented as a three-disc set. Recorded in 2006 and 2007, Crush Songs, the new record from Karen O is an intimate collection of lo-fi, bedroom recordings in the vein of Karen's Oscar-nominated 'The Moon Song' from the Spike Jonze movie Her. And Avi Buffalo's sophomore album At Best Cuckold is a quirky yet comforting set of songs driven by refined pop songcraft and sneaky moments of grandeur that stick in the brain. At the ripe old age of 23, Avi Buffalo is ready to take on the world (again), and he's made sure the second time around will be just as memorable as the first.

Plus, LecraeGreensky BluegrassDelta SpiritSean RoweSimian Mobile DiscoCharles LloydOdeszaDeath From Above 1979Vance JoyKooksHiss Golden MessengerDustin LynchTiny Moving PartsBetter Than EzraDavid MayfieldTrickyLoudon Wainwright IIISloanAmerican Hi-Fi, and Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer.

CURRENT SINGLES

In 2013, Finch reunited for a 10 Year Anniversary Tour of their debut album What It Is to Burn, playing the album from start to finish in sold out venues all over the world. Fans came out in droves and expressed the desire for new music. The band is set to answer those desires with their new album Back To Oblivion which is due 09/30 but before that you can get a taste of the new music with the single Anywhere but Here.

Taking Back Sunday and The Used team up for their Split 10" release which features 1 single from each band and 1 b-side from their latest records with an etched b-side.

LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Broncho - Just Enough Hip To Be WomanLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for The Oklahoma band Broncho who craft sing-along anthems that combine punk and garage-rock. They combine the best elements of both genres: raw guitar chords and energy, plus DIY sentiment, but with hi-fi production. Harkening back to punk rock's glory days of the 70s, Broncho captures the aggression, authenticity and youthful exhilaration of a bygone era. With echoes of The Re-placements, Iggy and the Stooges and The Ramones, Broncho are a blisteringly cathartic flash of gritty, crunching guitar work supported by an assaultive rhythm section and made whole by songwriter Ryan Lindsey's aggressive, yelping vocal work. Their new album Just Enough Hip To Be Woman is available now for Pre-Order and you can check out their fantastic track It's On.



White Arrows - In Bardo

White Arrows, a five-piece who met in Los Angeles, began touring almost as soon as they formed, hitting the road with Cults, White Denim and The Naked and Famous, and performing at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch. The transitory, continuous nature of touring meant that their 2012 debut album, Dry Land Is Not A Myth, was created in bouts, pulled together over the course of almost two years. After Coachella last year, the band finally returned home with no obligations set out before them and allowed the creative process to take them whenever it would.  The new album In Bardo is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the hypnotic video to their track We Can't Ever Die here.



Le Butcherettes - Cry Is For The Flies

The garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes are like the brilliant offspring of surrealist Luis Bunuel and intrepid rock icon PJ Harvey. Led by 24-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico) Le Butcherettes bring a brazen intensity and playful, hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess.  The new album Cry Is For The Flies is available now for Pre-Order and you can check out the incredible single Shame, You're All I've Got Left which features Shirley Manson here.

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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New Release Round-Up 09-02-14

New Release Round-Up 09-02-14

Johnny Winter - Step Back 09-02

Step Back is perhaps Johnny Winter's greatest album. It features and amazing list of musical guests and takes Johnny back to a more aggressive style of blues... one that helped shape the musical icon. Produced by Paul Nelson, Step Back showcases classic songs that were inspiring to Johnny Winter. This man, Johnny Winter, remains as vibrant as ever. Johnny Winter's Final CD will feature one limited edition guitar pick per CD. Each of 5 different colors were chosen by Johnny. A special white mother of pearl pick is limited to 5,000. It's just beautiful. The album is available now for and you can watch the moving Video to the lead single Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) Feat. Ben Harper, which features tributes from all those who loved and were inspired by Johnny Winter.

American pop rock group Maroon 5 release their aptly titled fifth album, V, which was recorded by the band at Conway Studios in L.A. Keyboardist Jesse Carmichael returned to the line-up here after a brief hiatus during the recording and release of 2012's Overexposed, and the album also features vocals from Gwen Stefani on the track "My Heart Is Open."

On A Tribute To Michael Been, Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to his late father's music with an unforgettable live performance leading his father, Michael Been's, legendary band The Call.

The R.E.M. MTV Unplugged: The Complete Sessions 4-LP vinyl set was a big hit as part of Record Store Day 2014. Rolling Stone's 4-star revue said that "No band but Nirvana made more breathtakingly transformative use of MTV Unplugged than R.E.M." Due to strong demand from both consumers and retail on that limited-edition release, they have broken out the two shows into two individual 2-LPs MTV Unplugged 1991 and MTV Unplugged 2001.

Coves - Soft Friday

Basements hung with fairy lights, 60s tape reels spinning antique spools, drums dusted with white powder. Gritty riffs and psych rock washes slither beneath airy, blissed-blank Nico vocals spinning spectral tales of shattered romance. A beautifully ruined pair – he a leather-clad glowering guitar phantom, she a glacial, broken bombshell – blow glitter at each other through the flashes from old cameras.  This is the world of Coves, a classic psych-garage aesthetic vacuum-sealed forever in one time, one space. The space is Castle Grayskull, the live-in studio that musical mastermind John Ridgard helped build in a disused office in Leamington Spa and where heir debut album was recorded. And the time covers the duration of singer and lyricist Beck Wood's last big relationship, laid out in her songs from first flutter to final choke.  Their Debut Album Soft Friday is available now and check out the fantastic video for their single Wake Up Here


Plus there are other great, new releases including Counting Crows who release their much anticipated seventh studio album Somewhere Under Wonderland on Capitol Records. Listen is the Kooks first album in three years. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and London, and produced by Inflo. Wicked Nature is the sixth album from the Australian Alt-Rock band The Vines. For the first time, the band has delivered a double album containing 22 songs. Following their highly successful tour together, Nick Carter and Jordan Knight team up once more as Nick & Knight for their new self titled album. Blonde Redhead return with the ninth studio album from the Alt-Rock band. Barragan is ambitious. Tracks like 'Dripping', 'The One I Love', and 'Defeatist Anthem (Harry And I)' have all the emotional punches of previous high water marks in the band's repertoire - the just feel slightly less calculated, more serendipitous. And The Complete Bang Sessions [Limited Edition Vinyl] is a very special, strictly limited velvet jacket edition of the complete 1967 recordings made by Van Morrison that launched his solo career into the stratosphere! Features all of the tracks from Van's solo debut including the monster hit Brown Eyed Girl all digitally remastered for this special 180 gram pressing on splatter red & black vinyl with full color insert!

Plus, James TaylorKim WatersGrateful DeadCode Orange KidsZeusStephen StillsMeridianAnthony D'AmatoMutual BenefitHammerfallThe HauntedHalf JapaneseGame TheoryHomeboy SandmanKilljoy ClubYobCalico The BandJeezyRitchie Kotzen, and Jimmy Eat World.

CURRENT SINGLES

Nothing to It

The New Basement Tapes continue to add anticipation for the new upcoming "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" project which brings together music history excitement and heavy hitters. The latest single is "Married To My Hack" which features Elvis Costello. On Nov. 11th - Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It's an historic album project from five of music's finest artists -- Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) -- in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. 




LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Ryan Adams - Ryan AdamsLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Ryan Adams' new album which is a self-titled affair and the first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter s first full length since 2011's acclaimed Ashes & Fire. The first single 'Gimme Something Good' has already elicited wide praise with Stereogum exclaiming 'he doesn't seem to have lost a songwriting step. This thing is a total knockout.' The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the fantastic Video to the lead single Gimmie Something Good, which features the one and only Elvira!



Robert Plant - lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

Robert Plant's 2014 album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, his label debut for Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records, was produced by Plant and features 11 recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam "Skin" Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album Here.

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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New Release Round-Up 08-25-14

New Release Round-Up 08-25-14

Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, who NPR calls "virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock". Additionally, the New Yorker describes the band's music as "magnificent and clever" while Stereogum proclaims, "In recent history, no group has featured so much formidable established talent, collaborating on a regular basis."

Basement Jaxx - JuntoGlobally revered as innovators and leading lights of their genre, Basement Jaxx blew the lid off the dance music scene of the late 90’s with their ground breaking albums Remedy, Rooty and KishKash. Having firmly established their place in the pantheon of dance music greats, the duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are back with Junto, a genre-hopping musical roller-coaster that showcases the band’s legendary inventiveness, irresistible songwriting and production smarts. Watch the video for the global club smash "Never Say Never (WATCH THE VIDEO)".


The Segall has landed. And it's fully loaded, with everything that Ty Segall (and you and me) are gonna need in the world to come. Heads up! It's coming down fast. Sticking his hand deeper into the machines all around him, with Manipulator, TY is reaching ever further to the outer limits of inner space orbited throughout TWINS and SLEEPER. 

Ariana Grande's sophomore album My Everything follows the success of her double platinum single, Problem feat. Iggy Azalea, which sold over 438k its first week, and her debut album Yours Truly, that came in at #1 on the Top 200 in September 2013.

One of the world's largest rock bands Avenged Sevenfold presents, Waking The Fallen: Resurrected, a new album experience unlike anything they have ever released. Avenged Sevenfold has personally curated this back from the dead look at their fan favorite, genre defining, breakthrough album Waking The Fallen. This rare new release includes 11 never before heard songs, 23 total tracks, new artwork, a never before seen music video for Unholy Confessions, and a 30 minute film featuring the present day band. This is a must own album for any A7X fan!

Royal Blood's self titled album is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. The sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers... yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two members.

Dry The River - Alarms in The HeartLondon, UK quartet Dry the River return with 'Alarms in the Heart', a bolder, more expansive, confident and cohesive set of songs and an undeniable step up in both diversity and volume from their critically acclaimed debut "Shallow Bed" (2012). Produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence and The Machine, Ed Sheeran), Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand) and Peter Miles (We Are The Ocean, Futures), these new songs are at turns anthemic, cerebral and irresistible. Peter Liddle's melifluous, choral voice blends effortlessly with chiming guitars and stirring rhythms, and additional emotional resonance is provided by arrangements and strings from Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Rós, Björk). WATCH VIDEO



Plus there are other great, new releases including Pale Communion from Opeth, which was produced by the band's very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, and is heralded by the lead single, Cusp of Eternity. After the end is the new album from Merchandise and their first for the 4AD label! Stadium new wave 'n' jangly psych-pop outta Florida, for fans of Echo & The Bunnymen and Interpol. Includes "Enemy" and "Little Killer". After many years of waiting, it is time once again for The Rentals to return.  Matt Sharp and co are back with their new album Lost In Alphaville which sees them back in Moogtastic form. The Man Upstairs is the 20th studio release from psychedelic folk musician Robyn Hitchcock. The effort sees Hitchcock team up with producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention) and produce an album of covers of his favorite songs, as well as some original tunes. And over all these years a lot of bands have come and gone, trends and styles came and disappeared, Motörhead came and ...stayed! Over 3 decades and still a crushing statement of defiant searing rock'n'roll energy. Motörhead's 21st studio album the enormous and prophetic Aftershock delivered a crushing statement that was right on the spot. With the release of the Aftershock: Tour Edition, one can sit back and watch Motörhead marching from the dust storm to deliver a bonus live CD which resolutely illustrates their return to form.

Plus, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Shovels & RopeIan AndersonThe GriswoldsFenech-SolerBrad PaisleySuperdragRandy BachmanElephant StoneThousand Foot KrutchBastard SaplingFloating ActionJ MascisThe KinksMndsgnKemAsiaFamous Last WordsChelsea Wolfe, and Bruce Hornsby.

CURRENT SINGLES

Robert Plant - Pocket Full Of Golden [Single]

As Robert Plant prepares to release his upcoming Nonesuch label debut 'Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar', he gives us a taste of what we can expect in the form of his latest single 'Pocketful Of Golden'. In a recent interview, Plant described Pocketful of Golden as "one of those amazing instances where we pieced together so many great ideas. All the combined gifts of the band, drifting through these varieties and styles, give us some amazing places to go." The full album will be available on both CD and LP 09/09.





LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Johnny Winter - Step Back 09-02Looking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for what is perhaps Johnny Winter's greatest album. Step Back features and amazing list of musical guests and takes Johnny back to a more aggressive style of blues... one that helped shape the musical icon. Produced by Paul Nelson, Step Back showcases classic songs that were inspiring to Johnny Winter. This man, Johnny Winter, remains as vibrant as ever. Johnny Winter's Final CD will feature one limited edition guitar pick per CD. Each of 5 different colors were chosen by Johnny. A special white mother of pearl pick is limited to 5,000. It's just beautiful. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the moving Video to the lead single Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) Feat. Ben Harper, which features tributes from all those who loved and were inspired by Johnny Winter.



Coves - Soft Friday

Basements hung with fairy lights, 60s tape reels spinning antique spools, drums dusted with white powder. Gritty riffs and psych rock washes slither beneath airy, blissed-blank Nico vocals spinning spectral tales of shattered romance. A beautifully ruined pair – he a leather-clad glowering guitar phantom, she a glacial, broken bombshell – blow glitter at each other through the flashes from old cameras.  This is the world of Coves, a classic psych-garage aesthetic vacuum-sealed forever in one time, one space. The space is Castle Grayskull, the live-in studio that musical mastermind John Ridgard helped build in a disused office in Leamington Spa and where heir debut album was recorded. And the time covers the duration of singer and lyricist Beck Wood's last big relationship, laid out in her songs from first flutter to final choke.  Their Debut Album Soft Friday is available now for Pre-Order and check out the fantastic video for their single Wake Up Here.

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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New Release Round-Up 08-19-14

New Release Round-Up 08-19-14

Electric Würms, a prog-rock side project featuring The Flaming Lips' multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd on vocals, guitars, and keyboards and front man Wayne Coyne on bass and backed by Nashville psychedelic rock band Linear Downfall, presents a six-song album on Warner Bros. Records. Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk, will transport the listener into a new kind of transcendental orbit than one might expect from The Lips alone. Instead, these six velvety compositions appear to be harvested from a higher bardo plane of sound yet maintain a pleasantly familiar rock "experience" associated with The Lipsianoeuvre.

Orenda Fink - Blue DreamThroughout her time with Azure Ray and over the course of her solo career, Orenda Fink has never shied from exploring the darker edges of spirituality and the human condition. On her latest album, Blue Dream, she looks closely at death, reflecting upon a year-long meditation on the subject. That year she found herself on a deeply personal search for the meaning of death. Pieces of answers, coded in riddle, came to her in dreams. Her dreams began to tell a story–about life and death and the afterlife, reality, and the fine line between the conscious and subconscious world. She then spent the next year understanding the experience and filtering it through the musical inspirations of Smog, Violetta Parra, and Kate Bush to craft Blue Dream. The album trulycame together at ARC in Omaha, NE with the help of producers Ben Brodin and Todd Fink (The Faint), along with drummer Bill Rieflin (Ministry, Swans, R.E.M., King Crimson).
WATCH VIDEO

Kimbra's 2nd album The Golden Echo is ambitious, sophisticated, and complex, just like its creator. The Golden Echo was produced by Rich Costey who has been on her dream list of collaborators since she was 15. The lyrics find her grappling with a range of subject matter, from feeling nostalgic about young love on "90s Music," to being caught up in a place of narrowness on "Mad House," to wanting to run away and make a new life on "Carolina," to the vulnerability that follows succumbing to temptation on "Be Everlovin Ya." Kimbra wrote several of the songs with Daniel Johns from Silverchair, another idol of hers.

Sparks has been on a well traveled journey, one which Heap began at 6am 14 March 2011, with a live stream from her home studio in a small village on the outskirts of London, gathering 'sound seeds' from fans and weaving them together to form the first song (Lifeline). Fast forward, 4 continents later, a dozen related projects and 14 tracks, the album cover artwork was then completed by those who pre-ordered the limited edition, super deluxe box set by sending in their footprints! The stunning piece of artwork and packaging, designed and developed over the past three years by Imogen and her creative team with CSV (the company behind Radiohead s special packaging) it is the very first time that Imogen has released such a super deluxe package.

Jessica Hernandez & the DeltasJessica Hernandez & The Deltas have arrived at last with their long awaited Instant Records debut, Secret Evil. The album which follows 2013 s Demons EP sees the Detroit-based band serving up a brilliantly polyglot sonic stew equal parts rockabilly and surf pop, cabaret jazz and funky reggae, Latin psych and Gypsy punk all cooked up on the hot Motor City pavement and seasoned by that distinctly Detroit combination of blasted R&B, showband theatrics, and limitless rock n soul energy. WATCH VIDEO


I Will Not Be Afraid is the national debut album by Caroline Rose, a fiery 24-year-old songwriter raised on rockabilly, vintage country and blues- infused rock; a self-proclaimed failed scholar and modern-day hobo who earned a degree in architecture (on a full-ride scholarship), then abandoned it all. Produced, written and arranged by Rose and co- produced with multi-instrumentalist Jer Coons, the album chronicles Caroline's wandering years; a disillusioned youth constantly demanding free- dom and the most from life. Raised in the North- east, Rose is a rare mix of Northern grit and Southern charm whose musical influences trace back to her family's Southern roots, running deep into the heart of Mississippi.

Blacc Hollywood marks the third full-length label release from Wiz Khalifa, and includes the hit single, "We Dem Boyz." Memoirs of a Murderer is an embodiment of KING 810’s life within this pressure cooker. JJ have, with the album 'V', realised the definitive expression of their experiences to date, and are finally comfortable with being a press-welcoming, tour-ready outfit. With more instrumental sophistication and all-tape recording, Native Echoes features more atmosphere and patina to deepen its new octane from Beach Day. The new Bishop Allen record, Lights Out, is here at last.

SelahBenjamin BookerPosiesOffspringCastanetsPaul HardcastleMusic Go MusicApache Dropout, Sleeping BagThe Weeks, Suzanne Vega, Look Again To The Wind Johnny Cashs Bitter TearsDr. JohnSmokey RobinsonColton DixonChase RiceDirty LoopsBetter Than EzraHe is Legend, and Buckcherry.

LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Dry The River - Alarms in The HeartLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Dry The River - Alarms in The Heart, London, UK quartet Dry the River return with 'Alarms in the Heart', a bolder, more expansive, confident and cohesive set of songs and an undeniable step up in both diversity and volume from their critically acclaimed debut "Shallow Bed" (2012). Produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence and The Machine, Ed Sheeran), Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand) and Peter Miles (We Are The Ocean, Futures), these new songs are at turns anthemic, cerebral and irresistible. Peter Liddle's melifluous, choral voice blends effortlessly with chiming guitars and stirring rhythms, and additional emotional resonance is provided by arrangements and strings from Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Rós, Björk). WATCH VIDEO



Basement Jaxx - JuntoGlobally revered as innovators and leading lights of their genre, BASEMENT JAXX blew the lid off the dance music scene of the late 90’s with their ground breaking albums Remedy, Rooty and KishKash. Having firmly established their place in the pantheon of dance music greats, the duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are back with JUNTO, a genre-hopping musical roller-coaster that showcases the band’s legendary inventiveness, irresistible songwriting and production smarts. Watch the video for the global club smash "Never Say Never (WATCH THE VIDEO)".

AMERICANA FESTIVAL CONTEST 

Yep Roc Essentials of Americana

The Americana Music Association Festival and Conference, held in Nashville every September, is one of the fastest growing, most FUN music festivals around. This year’s Festival and Conference takes place September 17 through the 21, and we’re teaming up with Yep Roc Records (who have a mighty fine, inclusive Americana catalog themselves) to give someone a special trip to this year’s Americana Music Association Festival and Conference. 

Check out some great Yep Roc Titles and follow the link for the chance to win.

CURRENT SINGLES

Nothing to It

Wow, just wow, the first single from the upcoming "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" project brings together music history excitement and heavy hitters. The first single is "Nothing To It" available this week. On Nov. 11th - Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It's an historic album project from five of music's finest artists -- Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) -- in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. Watch the superb animated lyric video, WATCH VIDEO



For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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New Release Round-Up 08-12-14

New Release Round-Up 08-12-14

The Man Upstairs sees psychedelic troubadour Robyn Hitchcock uniting with legendary producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention, R.E.M.) for one of the most unique outings of his already quite distinctive career. The album sees the British singer/songwriter musing on mortality, masculinity, and the impossibility of forever.



Sinead O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy I'm The BossIndicative of where Sinead is in life, I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe features hardbound book packaging and three bonus tracks. Vinyl version due August 25.

Live from Atlanta is a massive, career-spanning collection of songs recorded over three nights in Atlanta’s Terminal West. It’s a four-LP greatest hits collection of 32 tunes played the way they were meant to be heard, with all the distinguishing elements you’d hear at Lucero’s live show—horns, pianos, and the trademark instrument of the band’s live sound: whiskey-fueled audience sing-alongs.

The fifth album from the New Jersey-based rockers, Get Hurt sees The Gaslight Anthem pushing their raw stripped back rock & roll into new territory, drawing on a fresh palette of influences ranging from folk, punk, and Americana. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks.

DC-natives SOJA are thrilled to announce the release of new album Amid the Noise and Haste on August 12 via ATO Records. It is band's fifth full-length and was produced by multiple GRAMMY award winning Jamaican producer Supa Dups (Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, John Legend). Featured guests include Michael Franti, Damian Marley, J Boog and Collie Buddz

Plus there are other great new releases including Heartist's Feeding Fiction with anthemic grandeur, brawny metalcore-infused heaviness, and chorus-driven radio rock nirvana. Tank's sixth solo album from the multiple Grammy-nominated R&B superstar Stronger. Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-award-winner Brian Setzer's Rockabilly Riot: All Original is a straight-ahead rockabilly album from start to finish, Vinyl version due August 19. Billy Thermal's self-titled release contains the original versions of songs later made famous by superstars like Linda Ronstadt, Pat Benatar, and Rick Nelson. Finland-raised singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner creates music that melds subversive lyricism touching on themes of love and death against a backdrop of spare and minimalist folk music in When The Cellar Children See The Light Of Day.

Plus, A.C. NewmanTwistaFKA TwigsWatskyUpon A Burning BodySaint Pepsi, Blood OrangeThe UnderachieversRandy TravisSuzanne VegaKris AllenCaleb JohnsonShawn MendesPorter RobinsonUnisonicDilated PeoplesEric RobersonSheer TerrorPrawn, and Adebisi Shank all have new albums today.

CURRENT SINGLES

There are also a few singles available, including Summer Noon (Indie Exclusive Vinyl single) from Tweedy, and Electric Wurms (the new band featuring members of The Flaming Lips) who release an Indie Exclusive Flexi Disc single in the form of Transform!!! (Mach Two) which includes a $2 off coupon for their upcoming album Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk which is due 08/19. There is the exciting new single from Ryan Adams that is available as either a Digital or a Vinyl Single (with b-side), Gimme Something Good and you can pre order his self-titled album out Sept. 9th.

There is an acoustic EP of William Fitzsimmons who releases Acoustic Sessions, a collection of stripped down recordings from his latest studio album, Lions - out now. Recorded at his home studio in Illnois, the 4-song EP showcases Fitzsimmons' consistently honest and tender balladry.

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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New Release Round-Up 08-05-14

New Release Round-Up 08-05-14

The cult Texan indie rock band Spoon return refreshed and revitalized after a four-year hiatus with They Want My Soul, their eighth studio album and follow-up to 2010's Transference. Produced by Dave Fridmann Flaming Lips, MGMT, the album is their "loudest and gnarliest" to date and sees them turn in another set of their quirky '60s-influenced rock, jam-packed with the fun and interesting musical and lyrical ideas that their fans have come to know and love.

On Their new album 1000hp, Massachusetts rock powerhouses Godsmack pick up where they left off four years ago with The Oracle. "It's a fitting sentiment from a band that, over the course of almost 20 years — and despite rapidly changing trends and an ever-shifting musical landscape — continues to just do what they do, and to ridiculously successful ends," says Revolver. "With 1000hp, Godsmack offer up a few new sounds, while at the same time remaining firmly resolute in their musical mission."

Platinum selling Maryland hard rock icons KIX heed the audience's call on their long awaited seventh full-length studio album. It has ben almost 20 years since their last studio effort, 1995's Show Business, and the boys. Steve Whitman (Vocals), Brian Forsythe (guitar), Ronnie Younkins (guitar), Jimmy Chaifant (Drums) and Mark Schenker (bass)-return with a raucous, roaring and real display of Rock & Roll. The result is Rock You're face Off, produced by Taylor Rhodes (Aerosmith,Ozzy Osbourne). A new dawn commenced as they simultaneously harnessed their classic spirit.

Billy Joe Shaver's finest songs prowl (Hard To Be an Outlaw) and punch (Music City USA) with welterweight fury. Evidence: The legendary outlaw's seamless Long in the Tooth. Shaver's first studio album in six years showcases a singular songwriter in absolutely peak form as he unearths his trademark truths around every corner. This is the best album I've ever done, he says.

The Once - Departures

Named for a unique Newfoundland phrase that means "imminently," now is indeed the time for The Once. Decorated with awards in Canada, they were nominated for a JUNO in 2012 for the Group: Roots & Traditional Album of the Year and have won 4 Music Newfoundland Awards, 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards and the 2011 ECMA Group Recording of the Year. The Once are about to embark on an amazing journey, spending much of the upcoming year touring the world with chart-topping artist, Passenger. Departures is available now and you can preview the album here.




Plus there are other great, new releases including Shooter Jennings who releases Don't Wait Up (For George) EP, his 5 song EP tribute to his good friend George Jones. Mozart's Sister has attracted a lot of buzz following her entrancing live shows and her first EP, Hello.  Now with her debut album, Being, it is clear that the buzz is justified.  Breaking away from the recent troubles of their former lead singer, the remaining members of As I Lay Dying team up with Shane Blay of Oh, Sleeper to form Wovenwar.  The Wind and The Wave (Patricia Lynn and Dwight Baker) release their debut album From The WreckageChristopher Denny has a voice that will stop you in your tracks; a fervent Orbison meets Dylan tenor that fills his songs with a tremendous emotional pressure. His new album If The Roses Don't Kill Us is a blend of pre-country Southern music, folk, rock, gospel and singer/songwriter impulses, a style he calls Arkansas Soul.  And The 2 CD Legacy Edition of Elvis: That's The Way It Is features an expanded version of the original RCA album. Added is four single sides from the period and a selection of "fly-on-the-wall" outtakes from the June Nashville sessions that produced the majority of tracks for the LP. Disc 2 features a previously unreleased concert from Elvis' 1970 "Summer Season' recorded on August 12. The 24-page booklet features an insightful essay, photos and memorabilia. Also available is the Deluxe Edition 8CD/2DVD [Box Set]


Plus, Twin PeaksNow 51: That's What I Call MusicAl JarreauSkid RowDavid Kilgour and The Heavy EightsThe RosebudsBear In HeavenSpider BagsDevonte HynesLakesThe InterruptersNaomi PunkFamily Force 5Herbie HancockDarkest HourPaul GilbertGarden State [Vinyl Soundtrack] and EDJ all have new albums today.


CURRENT SINGLES

There are also a couple of singles available, including Electric Wurms (the new band featuring members of The Flaming Lips) who release an Indie Exclusive Flexi Disc single in the form of Transform!!! (Mach Two) which includes a $2 off coupon for their upcoming album Musik Die Schwer Zu Twerk which is due 08/19. There is the exciting new single from Ryan Adams that is available as either a Digital or a Vinyl Single (with b-side), Gimme Something Good and you can pre order his self-titled album out Sept. 9th.

EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW

Sinead O'Connor - I'm Not Bossy I'm The BossLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Sinead O'Connor's album of brand new recordings I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss via Nettwerk Records. Indicative of where Sinead is in life, the album is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender. Sinead O'Connor is a rare thing in popular music: an absolutely unique artist. From her breakthrough hit, 1987's "Mandinka", to the multi-platinum international success of 1990's "I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got", O'Connor has trodden a unique path to become the most iconic Irish female artist of the past 30 years. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the lead single, Take Me To Church here.


For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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New Release Round-Up 07-29-14

New Release Round-Up 07-29-14

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye

Hypnotic Eye is the latest album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. "I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record," Petty told Rolling Stone in April. "We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time." The album is available now and you can preview the tracks as well as check out the promotional video which also covers his upcoming US tour here.  Don't forget that if you picked up the recent Indie Exclusive CD Single, American Dream Plan B, then you can go ahead and use that $2 coupon towards the new album.

Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

The Voyager is Jenny Lewis's most deeply personal album to date, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of Rilo Kiley. The Voyager's rootsy, golden glow comes courtesy of Lewis and the artists she chose to produce various tracks, including Ryan Adams (who, alongside Mike Viola, produced all but three of the tracks), Beck, and Lewis' longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice. The Voyager finds the always relatable songwriter at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent experiences with honesty and incisiveness. The album is available now and you can preview the tracks as well as watch the fantastic video for her recent single Just One Of The Guys which features a few of her famous friends taking on band duties. And if you bought the recent Indie Exclusive Single then feel free to make use of that $2 coupon towards the album. 

When Beck originally released his Song Reader project it was inevitable that one day we would hear the recorded versions.  The twist though is that he asked a few of his musical buddies to take the helm. With Beck and music supervisor Randall Poster producing the album, he invited highly regarded musicians such as Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Laura Marling, Sparks, Loudon Wainwright III, Norah Jones, Fun. and Jack Black to give their interpretations of the songs. There is also a tune by Tweedy, the new band formed by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer.

Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale's influence on Clapton and many of today's artists cannot be understated. To honor JJ's legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale). With performances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White, the album features 16 beloved JJ Cale songs and is named for the 1972 single "Call Me The Breeze."

Jenny Lewis - The VoyagerInstallation artist, musician and America's Got Talent finalist William Close explores the relationship between architecture and music while reflecting the heart of The Earth Harp Collective's sound on Behind The Veil. The album features lush Rock/Classical fusions, inspired original tracks & fresh interpretations of beloved coves such as The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me."





Plus there are other great, new releases including Theory Of A Deadman return to their roots with more angst and darkness on their new album Savages which is heralded by the fiery single, Drown, produced by longtime collaborator Howard Benson (Halestorm, My Chemical Romance). The long awaited 2014 album Wastoid from Stardeath & White Dwarfs is here. Their heavy, gods-hammering sound owes as much to sludgy prog-rock influences like King Crimson and Pink Floyd as it does to Uncle Wayne's oeuvre.  Get On Up: The James Brown Story [Soundtrack] features studio and standout live versions of many of Brown's top soul/funk hits- from his first, 1956's 'Please Please Please' to 'Out Of Sight,' 'I Got You (I Feel Good),' 'Try Me,' 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag,' 'It's A Man's Man's Man's World,' and 'Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine.' Cold World, The new album from Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens is a menagerie of Soul music at its finest, untied by the strong message-laden lyrics. Stuck is the third album from American hard rock outfit Adelitas Way and follows their 2011 release, Home School Valedictorian..  And one of the best live albums of all time is about to get considerably better. The Allman Brothers Band's cornerstone LP, At Fillmore East, compiled from the four sets recorded on the weekend of March 12-13, 1971, has been expanded, stretching over six CDs with fifteen unreleased tracks.  The album is also available as an expanded 4LP Edition as well as a 3 Blu-Ray Audio Edition


Plus, Marc BroussardShabazz PalacesGuardians Of The GalaxyThe Best Of 2 ToneLive At Wacken 2013Land ObservationsFela KutiJack & ElizaJim-E StackKaren MantlerRick WakemanDream AcademyBette MidlerDark LotusThe Muffs, Cass ElliotGeorge Tandy, Jr.Bob DylanHooray For EarthVan Dyke ParksGhostbusters [Soundtrack] and Johnny Winter all have new albums today.


CURRENT SINGLES

There are also a couple of singles available, including Wiz Khalifa with his Indie Exclusive CD single We Dem Boyz which includes a $2 off coupon for his upcoming album Blacc Hollywood which is due 08/19. Weezer make a strong return with their new single Back To The Shack which is taken from their forthcoming album Everything Will Be Alright In The End which is due to be released 09/30. And The Wind And The Wave release The Heart It Beats The Thunder Rolls, the latest single from the album From The Wreckage which is due 08/05.

EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW

The Once - DeparturesLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Depatures, the new album from The Once. Named for a unique Newfoundland phrase that means "imminently," now is indeed the time for The Once. Decorated with awards in Canada, they were nominated for a JUNO in 2012 for the Group: Roots & Traditional Album of the Year and have won 4 Music Newfoundland Awards, 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards and the 2011 ECMA Group Recording of the Year. The Once are about to embark on an amazing journey, spending much of the upcoming year touring the world with chart-topping artist, Passenger. Departures is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album here.


For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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New Release Round-Up 07-22-14

New Release Round-Up 07-22-14

Hot on the heels of their acclaimed album Indigo Meadow, The Black Angels release their new EP Clear Lake Forest featuring 7 entirely new tracks.  Originally released as a limited edition 10" Vinyl for Record Store Day the EP is now available on CD or Limited Edition Clear 12" Vinyl.

Ever since his single War Sweater jettisoned him into stardom five years ago (thanks to a game-changing plug on One Tree Hill), Wakey!Wakey! has built a following that's as passionate as his compositions. Built on broader themes such as rescue and hope, Salvation is the follow-up to Wakey!Wakey!'s acclaimed debut, Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last time I Saw You.

Yes - Heaven & EarthHeaven & Earth is the first YES album featuring new singer Jon Davison along with bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes and follows on the heels of the successful and acclaimed 2011 release, Fly From Here. The new album was produced by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Cars, Foreigner, Journey, Cheap Trick etc.) You can preview the album as well as watch the Lyric Video for the amazing as ever track In A World Of Our Own here.



In the grand tradition of great pop duos like Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Captain and Tenille, Simon and Garfunkel, Hall and Oates, and Shields and Yarnell; Got a Girl is the blossoming collaboration between Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed; The Spectacular Now) and superproducer Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura (Gorillaz; Deltron 3030).  On their debut album I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, Got a Girl serves up a sweet and sharply carbonated cocktail of the epic, the baroque, the absurd by turns sentimental and postmodern, and in total, utterly irresistible.


Mike Doughty - Live At Kens HouseLast year Mike Doughty went on tour playing only songs from his old 90's band, Soul Coughing. The last 4 days of the tour, Pete Wilhoit, Catherine Popper, and Doughty himself recorded an album of the Soul Coughing songs they played during the tour performed live.  Live At Ken's House is available now and you can preview the album here and watch the video for his reworking of the track Super Bon Bon






Plus there are other great, new releases including Toronto based Alvvays who on their debut album Alvvays have created a sun-splashed record which is loud and clear and sure. Houston-based R&B singer Dominique Henry AKA Love Dominique follows up her critically successful EP Wicked Heart with the self titled album Love Dominique.  ZZ Top underscore their bad and nationwide bonafides with The Baddest, a hit collection packed with many of the biggest songs that have made "that little ol band from Texas" among rock's most legendary groups. Two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper, actor Common releases his tenth studio album Nobody's Smiling. British synthpop artist La Roux returns with Trouble In Paradise which may well be the best pop album we will hear this year.  And The Raveonettes Pe'ahi is the duo’s finest effort in years and a great example of what shoegazey noise-pop can do in 2014.


Plus, Real FriendsOld Crow Medicine ShowRichard ThompsonAnberlinFreemanNico VegaRx Bandits5 Seconds Of SummerTest Of TimeDrengePS I Love You(Hed) P.E.OverkillWithin The RuinsFozzyCrown The Empire and The Beatles all have new albums today.


CURRENT SINGLES

There are also a couple of singles available, including British Dance heroes Basement Jaxx who release Never Say Never, the fantastic single taken from their forthcoming album Junto (Out 08/25). Dry The River release Everlasting Light which is taken from their new album Alarms In The Heart (Out 08/25). And Heartist release Ignite, the latest single from the album Feeding Fiction which is due 08/12.

EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic EyeLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Hypnotic Eye, the latest album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. "I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record," Petty told Rolling Stone in April. "We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time." The album is available now for pre order and you can check out the promotional video which also covers his upcoming US tour here.  Don't forget that if you picked up the recent Indie Exclusive CD Single, American Dream Plan B, then you can go ahead and use that $2 coupon towards the new album.



Jenny Lewis - The VoyagerThe Voyager is Jenny Lewis's most deeply personal album to date, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of Rilo Kiley. The Voyager's rootsy, golden glow comes courtesy of Lewis and the artists she chose to produce various tracks, including Ryan Adams (who, alongside Mike Viola, produced all but three of the tracks), Beck, and Lewis' longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice. The Voyager finds the always relatable songwriter at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent experiences with honesty and incisiveness. The album is available now for pre order and you can check out the fantastic video for her recent single Just One Of The Guys which features a few of her famous friends taking on band duties. And if you bought the recent Indie Exclusive Single then feel free to make use of that $2 coupon towards the album. 


For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy - Now Available on Vinyl

Old Crow Medicine Show  - Remedy - Now Available on Vinyl

Old Crow Medicine Show  - Remedy

The Americana bluegrass string band Old Crow Medicine Show continue to maintain their sound as heard on their previous albums while embracing new techniques and directions on their eighth effort Remedy. This release marks the follow up to 2012's Carry Me Back and includes the track "Sweet Amarillo" which, like previous recording and band signature tune "Wagon Wheel," is a reinterpretation of music by Bob Dylan. You can preview the album here and also check out the album trailer video which gives you a perfect taste of their incredible album.

VINYL AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

 
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Music Releases 09-30-14

Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone
New CD: $16.98   $13.98
The new album from Lucinda Williams, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone. Produced by Tom Overby, Greg Leisz and Lucinda Williams, Recorded and Mixed by Dave Bianco, Mastered by Joe Gastwirt.
Prince - Art Official Age Prince - Art Official Age
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Digital: $11.49
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ART OFFICIAL AGE is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton (@joshuaworld). Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With Gold The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With Gold
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Mended With Gold makes it clear that The RAA have reached the next level. Two key elements led to the band composing the most fully-realized work of their career: the band’s road warrior status and the chance to take full advantage of their time in the studio this time around. The trio spent months shaping the songs, sometimes first on keyboard, then guitar (and visa versa), and taking others on the road to workshop live.
Melissa Etheridge - This Is M.E. Melissa Etheridge - This Is M.E.
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Oscar and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge's latest studio album This is ME is set for release on September 30th. For the vibrant collection, Etheridge teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown) at the forefront. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the album features 11 new songs all written or co-written by Melissa Etheridge.
Madi Diaz - Phantom Madi Diaz - Phantom
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<p>Called 'the most danceable break up record ever' by LA Weekly, Phantom was recorded in Madi&rsquo;s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O&rsquo;Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC&rsquo;s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album&rsquo;s 11 tracks expand upon Madi&rsquo;s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars.</p>
Prince & 3rdeyegirl - Plectrumelectrum Prince & 3rdeyegirl - Plectrumelectrum
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PLECTRUMELECTRUM is a classic band record, with 3RDEYEGIRL which include Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Recorded live and in analog the album is an electrifying funk-rock statement. Many of the tracks from PLECTRUMELECTRUM were performed live on the ‘Hit & Run’ tours of the UK earlier this year – incendiary performances in a series of historic venues – which led The Guardian to declare “These are performances by one of the greatest funk-rock bands ever.” The group was showered in 5-star reviews from all major reviewing media.
Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?: Remastered Deluxe Edition Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?: Remastered Deluxe Edition
New CD: $24.98   $22.48
(What's The Story) Morning Glory?, the follow-up to debut album Definitely Maybe, is Oasis' biggest-selling album with 22 million copies sold worldwide. It was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Released on October 2nd 1995 it spent 10 weeks at No.1, is the 5th biggest-selling album in UK chart history and became the band's breakthrough album in the US where it sold 4 million copies. The new edition has been remastered from the original tapes by Ian Cooper at London's Metropolis Studios, supervised by the album's producer Owen Morris.
Blake Shelton - Bringing Back The Sunshine Blake Shelton - Bringing Back The Sunshine
New CD: $18.98   $15.98
Digital: $11.49
Following 2013's platinum-selling Based on a True Story..., country artist Blake Shelton retained his producer of choice, Scott Hendricks, for these sessions. Despite its title, Bringing Back the Sunshine is a grittier offering than his previous couple of albums, but thematically the songs call on his experience of growing up in a small Oklahoma town. The lead single, "Neon Light," is included here.
Lady Antebellum - 747 Lady Antebellum - 747
New CD: $13.95   $11.95
Digital: $12.99
Seven-time GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum's fifth studio album 747 is available on Sept 30. Nathan Champman co-produced the album with Lady A for the Capitol Records Nashville release.
In The Valley Below - The Belt [Vinyl] In The Valley Below - The Belt [Vinyl]
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Digital: $7.99
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He's from Memphis, equally steeped in Link Wray and Phil Collins. She's a small town girl raised in Muskegon, Michigan, who found her songwriting inspiration while living on a small boat in the West Indies. Jeffrey Jacob and Angela Gail met in Los Angeles, playing guitar and bass, respectively, in a loud, grungy guitar band, but the seeds of In the Valley Below were planted one night at SXSW, when they realized there was something special in the passion and chemistry they shared on-stage.
South Park Mexican (SPM) - Son of Norma [Deluxe Edition] South Park Mexican (SPM) - Son of Norma [Deluxe Edition]
New CD: $13.98   $11.98
Digital: $9.99
The Script - No Sound Without Silence The Script - No Sound Without Silence
New CD: $11.96   $10.96
Digital: $9.99
Multi-platinum Dublin rockers The Script will be releasing their much anticipated 4th studio effort called No Sound Without Silence. "This album is all about trying to bottle that energy when we come off stage," says front-man, singer/songwriter Danny O Donoghue, "as well as that contemplative space between notes.The Script - Danny O'Donoghue, Mark Sheehan, and Glen Plower - released their eponymous debut album in 2008, and achieved hard-earned, worldwide success.
Sons Of Bill - Love & Logic Sons Of Bill - Love & Logic
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Charlottesville, Virginia brothers Abe, James and Sam Wilson (aka, rock outfit Sons of Bill) release their superb new album Love and Logic via Thirty Tigers. In a time when pop culture mechanisms continue to dumb down the south, Sons of Bill find inspiration in the region's rich literary and cultural traditions. With Grammy nominated producer and former Uncle Tupelo/Wilco drummer Ken Coomer at the helm, Sons of Bill has elevated their artistry to new heights by making an album that is as current as it is rooted in the foundations of early alt-country, long before the term Americana was coined.
Flying Colors - Second Nature Flying Colors - Second Nature
New CD: $15.98   $13.98
Digital: $8.99
Flying Colors is the talent-ridden supergroup consisting of guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, bass player Dave LaRue and the comparatively new talent, pop singer/songwriter Casey McPherson. The band challenged conventional wisdom about combining virtuoso music and melodic songwriting in their new album, Second Nature.
Herb Alpert - In The Mood Herb Alpert - In The Mood
New CD: $13.98   $11.98
Digital: $9.99
Pieta Brown - Paradise Outlaw Pieta Brown - Paradise Outlaw
New CD: $17.98   $14.98
Digital: $9.99
Paradise Outlaw was recorded in four days at Bon Iver mastermind Justin Vernon's April Base studio in Wisconsin with a supporting cast that includes Vernon, Amos Lee, Brown's troubadour father, Greg Brown and various members of an experimental group of players she calls the Sawdust Collective. Paradise Outlaw boasts some of Pieta's most emotionally resonant compositions, and some of her most expressive performances, to date.
Kat Edmonson - Big Picture Kat Edmonson - Big Picture
New CD: $11.96   $10.96
Digital: $9.99
Colbie Caillat - Gypsy Heart Colbie Caillat - Gypsy Heart
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
Digital: $11.49
Gypsy Heart is Colbie s 6th studio album. It s the follow up to to her Gypsy Heart (Side A)EP which spawn a very successful single of the week campaign for the single Try . Cowritten with Babyface, the very personal nature of the song has struck a chord with millions of people around the globe. Try" became a true viral sensation upon the release of it s video which has currently amassed more than 22 Million views!
Christopher Owens - A New Testament Christopher Owens - A New Testament
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On the follow-up to his tender, Baroque-infused debut Lysandre, former Girls frontman Christopher Owens takes a different path with the country-infused A New Testament. Working again with producer Doug Boehm, Owens colors his quirky songwriting style with a mix of pedal steel and a trio of female backing vocalists, exploring his relationship with both country and gospel music. While a heavily themed album may surprise some fans, it's not that big a stretch for the California-based songwriter. Much of his output with Girls had a distinct, old-time Everly Brothers influence and his tumultuous years growing up in the Children of God cult gives him a unique perspective on his gospel, to say the least. As with Lysandre, Owens is at his best on the slower, more contemplative fare, like the wistful waltz "It Comes Back to You" and the laid-back ballad "I Just Can't Live Without You (But I'm Still Alive)." More uptempo tracks like the twangy gospel rave-up "My Troubled Heart" and the honky tonk pop of "Nothing More Than Everything to Me" rely on a surprisingly clean, straightforward production to make their statements on this unusual release.
Bryan Adams - Tracks Of My Years Bryan Adams - Tracks Of My Years
New CD: $13.95   $11.95
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Multi-platinum recording-artist Bryan Adams has announced the release of his new covers album, Tracks Of My Years , a diverse collection of time honoured classics from the 50 s, 60 s and 70 s. The album will be released September 30th and features a wide range of influential musical styles, from Chuck Berry's "Rock & Roll Music", Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You" to the Beatles' "Any Time At All". The album will also include a brand new track entitled, She Knows Me co-written with his long-term writing partner Jim Vallance.
Steve Aoki - Neon Future I Steve Aoki - Neon Future I
New CD: $9.98
Digital: $7.99
Neon Future, Vol. 1 is the first installment of a two-part album by EDM DJ and producer Steve Aoki. Featuring special guests such as Waka Flocka, will.i.am, Fall Out Boy, Flux Pavilion, and Empire of the Sun, this is Aoki's biggest album to date, with monstrous beats and melodious synth riffs. It includes the track "Rage the Night Away."
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Saturday Night / Sunday Morning
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If you were to give country music an address, you might say it's at the corner of sacred and profane, two doors up from the blues and folk, and just across the street from gospel, R&B and rock 'n' roll. And on a deeper emotional and spiritual level, it resides where Saturday night meets Sunday morning. No one understands these coordinates better than Marty Stuart. For over forty years, the five-time Grammy winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer and historian has been building a rich legacy at this very crossroads. On his latest release with his band The Fabulous Superlatives, the double-disc Saturday Night & Sunday Morning, Stuart captures all the authentic neon and stained-glass hues of country music from love and sex to heartache and hardship to family and God in twenty-three tracks.
Gerard Way - Hesitant Alien Gerard Way - Hesitant Alien
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Electric Wizard - Time To Die Electric Wizard - Time To Die
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Electric Wizard have returned with 'Time to Die', their first new album since 2010. Their astounding eighth album fizzes and crackles with the malevolent energy of a giant black sun blotting out the sky; this is their heaviest album since magnum opus 'Dope Throne' (2000), their most evil since fan favourite 'Come My Fanatics' (1997), and the most acidic and psychedelic of their career to date.
Thievery Corporation - Mirror Conspiracy [Vinyl] Thievery Corporation - Mirror Conspiracy [Vinyl]
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LP Reissue of the 2000 Thievery Corporation album. Double gatefold, 120g black LP This highly anticipated follow up to Sounds From the Thievery Hi-fi left both critics and audiophiles delighted with Thievery Corporation's expert treatment of bossa nova, dub, and downtempo. Featuring lush vocals by Bebel Gilberto, Pam Bricker, Lou Lou, and See-I, The Mirror Conspiracy is a fantastic statement from ESL Music.
Jerry Garcia - Old & In the Way: Live at the Record Plant Sausal Jerry Garcia - Old & In the Way: Live at the Record Plant Sausal
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Tove Lo - Queen Of The Clouds Tove Lo - Queen Of The Clouds
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The album is a unique love story divided into three parts: The Sex, The Love, and The Pain, staying true to the songwriter s honest, brazen storytelling that she began with her Truth Serum EP. Queen of the Clouds features three songs from the EP singles Habits (Stay High) and Not On Drugs, as well as the hugely popular Habits (Stay High) Hippie Sabotage remix.
Robin Gibb - 50 St. Catherine's Drive Robin Gibb - 50 St. Catherine's Drive
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Reprise/Warner/Rhino presents 50 St. Catherine's Drive, the last solo album by the legendary songwriter, performer and founding Bee Gee, Robin Gibb, who died in May 2012. The album was compiled by his wife Dwina Gibb and son RJ Gibb, and includes most of the tracks originally recorded for the album, plus the last tracks written and recorded by Robin Gibb.
Abba - Live At Wembley Arena [2CD Deluxe Edition Book] Abba - Live At Wembley Arena [2CD Deluxe Edition Book]
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This fantastic live release is available on CD and vinyl and encapsulates 25 songs from ABBA's landmark gig at Wembley Arena, London in 1979. As well as featuring a full rendition of classics, this is also the first time the track 'I'm Still Alive' has ever been released.
Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken
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Three and a half years after 'Glorious Collision', acclaimed Swedish metallers EVERGREY return with their brand new piece of work 'Hymns For The Broken'. As is tradition for the band, none of their albums does sound like the other - but they all have the typical EVERGREY trademarks: energetic riffs, strong melodies, clever arrangements, dark poetry and Tom S. Englund's unique voice towering above it all. 'Hymns For The Broken' probably is their most atmospheric and intense album so far - and we speak of a band that has released classic albums such as 'In Search For Truth', 'Recreation Day', and 'The Inner Circle'. Mix and mastering this time was handled by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Pretty Maids, Amaranthe, Primal Fear) who undoubtedly made it the best sounding EVERGREY album ever.
Electric Youth - Innerworld Electric Youth - Innerworld
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Team Spirit - Killing Time Team Spirit - Killing Time
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Lloyd Cole - Standards Lloyd Cole - Standards
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Genesis - R-Kive [Box Set] Genesis - R-Kive [Box Set]
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Chronologically ordered, R-Kive features Genesis's biggest hits including "Invisible Touch, " "Turn It On Again, " "Land of Confusion, " and "I Can't Dance. " Along the way it also visits Mike + The Mechanics' classics "The Living Years" and "Over My Shoulder, " Collins' "In The Air Tonight" and his Philip Bailey duet "Easy Lover, " and Peter Gabriel's "Solsbury Hill. " R-Kive opens with "The Knife"- a nine-minute proto-punk number which became a favorite closing set during the band s early shows, and was written before either Hackett or Collins had joined the band. In addition to 22 Genesis songs, each member's work outside of the band is represented democratically with three songs each.
Alice Gerrard - Follow The Music Alice Gerrard - Follow The Music
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The trailblazing folksinger famously collaborated with Hazel Dickens. Their classic recordings for Folkways and Rounder in the '60's and 70's 'rank among the most influential recordings in folk music history,' (All Music Guide), and laid the groundwork for many artists, especially female bluegrass and folk musicians.
Engelbert Humperdinck - Engelbert Calling Engelbert Humperdinck - Engelbert Calling
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Yelle - Completement Fou Yelle - Completement Fou
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Marshall Tucker Band - Live Englishtown NJ Sept. 3, 1977 Marshall Tucker Band - Live Englishtown NJ Sept. 3, 1977
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Various Artists - We Are The Music Makers Various Artists - We Are The Music Makers
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Decapitated - Blood Mantra Decapitated - Blood Mantra
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Finch - Back To Oblivion Finch - Back To Oblivion
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In 2003, Finch took the post-hardcore world by storm with its gold-selling, debut record, What It Is to Burn. In 2006, the band released their critically acclaimed sophomore album, Say Hello to Sunshine. In 2013 (after a band hiatus), Finch reunited for a 10 Year Anniversary Tour of What It Is to Burn, playing the album from start to finish in sold out venues all over the world. Fans came out in droves and expressed the desire for new music. 5 years after their last release and due to fan demand, the stars aligned for them to bring you Back to Oblivion.
Various Artists - Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend Various Artists - Celebrating Jon Lord: The Rock Legend
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The 2014 edition of The Sunflower Jam was divided into two parts the first part spotlighting Jon Lord's classical music compositions (available on 'The Composer', ER203742), and this second part featuring highlights of his career as a rock musician.
Jon Lord - Celebrating Jon Lord: The Composer Jon Lord - Celebrating Jon Lord: The Composer
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This show, from the 2014 edition of The Sunflower Jam is divided in two parts the first part, featured on this release, spotlights the classical music compositions so dear to Jon Lord, and the second part (being released simultaneously as 'The Rock Legend', ER203732) features a crescendo of emotions going through some of his highlights as a rock musician.
Trigger Hippy - Trigger Hippy Trigger Hippy - Trigger Hippy
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'You can see this as a player's band, explains co-founder Steve Gorman, who also co-founded The Black Crowes, 'but it really is a band, in the true sense of that word.' Vocals are shared by multi-platinum singer Joan Osborne and veteran recording artist Jackie Greene. Rounding out the band are lead guitarist Tom Bukovac and bassist Nick Govrik, who wrote many of the band's songs. The Nashville-based quintet's debut album on Rounder Records draws on the strengths of all five, both individually and collectively, and showcases influences and inspiration from Memphis soul to rock, country and blues. One can sense The Band here, and Little Feat, some Led Zeppelin, and a tent revival; a full palette. Gorman rightly calls it a 'rock band that can jam.'
Nico Muhly - Two Boys Nico Muhly - Two Boys
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Nonesuch releases Nico Muhly s opera Two Boys, recorded live during the Metropolitan Opera s 2013 production with conductor David Robertson and director Bartlett Sher. The two-act opera, which features a libretto by award-winning playwright Craig Lucas, is loosely based on true events and follows a lonely detective whose investigation of a seemingly simple crime draws her into a complex web of online intrigue. Alice Coote sings the role of Detective Inspector Anne Strawson and Paul Appleby sings Brian, the 16-year-old boy at the center of her investigations. The cast also features Jennifer Zetlan as Rebecca, Caitlin Lynch as Cynthia, Sandra Piques Eddy as Fiona, Judith Forst as Anne s Mum, Christopher Bolduc as Jake, and Keith Miller as Peter.
Hoodie Allen - Dumb For You - Single Hoodie Allen - Dumb For You - Single
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Sea Oleena - Shallow Sea Oleena - Shallow
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Luke Winslow-King - Everlasting Arms Luke Winslow-King - Everlasting Arms
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Between The Buried And Me - Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium Between The Buried And Me - Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium
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Capsize - The Angst In My Veins Capsize - The Angst In My Veins
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Meshuggah - Ophidian Trek [W/DVD] Meshuggah - Ophidian Trek [W/DVD]
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Nonpoint - The Return Nonpoint - The Return
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Nonpoint only becomes fiercer with each subsequent album. Their eighth full-length offering and second for Razor & Tie, The Return, is no exception either. After 17 years in the game, the Florida quintet sustains the same energy that sparked its foundation back in 1997. In February 2014, the guys entered Groovemaster Studios with Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny K (Disturbed, Staind, Megadeth) and engineer Daniel Salcidoto. It marked their second collaboration together, and this time, the band had already amassed an arsenal of tight and tough material.
Death Penalty - Death Penalty Death Penalty - Death Penalty
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Louis Sclavis - Silk and Salt Melodies Louis Sclavis - Silk and Salt Melodies
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Leading French clarinetist-composer-improviser Louis Sclavis continues his musical adventures with Gilles Coronado and Benjamin Moussay, who contributed creatively to his Atlas Trio album Sources in 2011. The addition of Iranian classical percussionist Kevyan Chemirani, master of the zarb, has brought a new dimension to their world of sound. Adventurous contemporary music, says Sclavis, can be broad enough to embrace different but complementary traditions. Silk and Salt indicates my desire for this work to take an imaginary, nomadic, Central Asian route, but also to address the idea of emigration in world history. In this case: journeying away from and back to jazz. Travelling melodies and rhythms predominate. The changing contexts inspire some of Sclavis finest clarinet playing, captured by producer Manfred Eicher in this recording, made in Studio La Buissonne, near Avignon, in March 2014.
Brooklyn Rider - The Brooklyn Rider Almanac Brooklyn Rider - The Brooklyn Rider Almanac
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The Brooklyn Rider Almanac is a conceptual album made up of original compositions. For this project the quartet selected a group of composers to create short works inspired by a creative muse from their relatively recent memory.
Ludovico Einaudi - Stanze Ludovico Einaudi - Stanze
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Stanze (rooms) is a cycle of 16 pieces for harp composed over the course of 2-3 years, between 1990 and 1992. Each piece is a musical space separated from the others - like the rooms of a house. Every room has its own character and form, like a song, but at the same time its connected to the structure of the main building....it is the diary of a journey toward essentially, with the aim to achieve the maximum expression using the least possible…
Stiff Little Fingers - No Going Back Stiff Little Fingers - No Going Back
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Stiff Little Fingers are a seminal punk rock band from Northern Ireland, formed in 1977. They are returning with No Going Back, their first album in a decade. The band will be appearing on the Summer Nationals tour, opening for The Offspring and Bad Religion
Alabama - Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites Alabama - Angels Among Us: Hymns & Gospel Favorites
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One of the most acclaimed country bands of our time, the award-winning Alabama is a name synonymous with tight harmonies, chart-topping songs and the fabric of American music. Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook celebrate their love for gospel music with this special collection containing 12 songs of faith. Featuring 'Church in the Wildwood,' 'I'll Fly Away,' 'The Old Rugged Cross' and an all-new recording of their hit 'Angels Among Us,' this release captures the heart and values of the band as well as those unmistakable blends that have made them a household name for decades.
Charlie Haden & Jim Hall - Charlie Haden - Jim Hall Charlie Haden & Jim Hall - Charlie Haden - Jim Hall
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WOW Hits - WOW Hits 2015 WOW Hits - WOW Hits 2015
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Straight from the radio to you, WOW HITS 2015 brings you the biggest Christian artists and songs! With songs about sharing God's love, giving praise, and placing your trust God, WOW HITS 2015 captures the songs impacting our world. WOW HITS 2015 features 30 uplifting songs on 2 CDs, plus 3 bonus songs from up-and-coming artists.
Joshua Bell - Bach Joshua Bell - Bach
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Mr. Big - ...The Stories We Could Tell Mr. Big - ...The Stories We Could Tell
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Mr. Big are back with their second studio album since the reunion of the original line up in 2009, the follow up to 2011's successful, WHAT IF... album. ...THE STORIES WE COULD TELL was recorded under the direction of Pat Regan (Deep Purple, KISS, Warrant, Keel).
Hot Rize - When I'm Free Hot Rize - When I'm Free
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Ever since Tim O’Brien, Pete Wernick, Nick Foster, and Charles Sawtelle first appeared onstage together in 1978, Hot Rize has been one of bluegrass music’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed bands punctuated by winning the IBMA’s first Entertainer of the Year Award. Although it’s been almost 25 years since their last studio album, the foursome – with guitarist Bryan Sutton taking the place of the late Sawtelle – hasn’t lost a step, as they prove on their new record, When I’m Free.
Frozen [Disney Movie] - Frozen: The Songs Frozen [Disney Movie] - Frozen: The Songs
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Frozen: The Songs features all 10 songs from the Oscar-winning film and includes a fold-out poster and stickers insert.
Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Ray Charles - Genius Loves Company: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
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In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of its release, Concord Music Group in conjunction with The Ray Charles Foundation and Hear Music will re-introduce this treasured album in a special 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition. Genius Loves Company, originally released in 2004, is one of music's most inspirational and historically significant albums of all time. With over 5.5 million copies sold, Ray Charles final studio album is certified multi-Platinum, Gold or Silver in numerous territories around the world. It is the Winner of eight GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year in 2005 (tied with number of GRAMMYs won for Norah Jones Come Away With Me and Michael Jackson s Thriller).
Calvin Richardson - I Am Calvin Calvin Richardson - I Am Calvin
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Jeff Bridges & The Abiders - Live Jeff Bridges & The Abiders - Live
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On "Live," Jeff and the band present great new renditions of songs associated with Jeff's career as well as some new songs, including their presentation of classics like "So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star" (The Byrds), Townes Van Zandt's "To Live Is to Fly," and Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Lookin' Out My Back Door." Also included is a new track by songwriter friend, John Goodwin, called "Exception to the Rule."
Monty Python - Monty Python's Total Rubbish - The Complete Collection [Box Set] Monty Python - Monty Python's Total Rubbish - The Complete Collection [Box Set]
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Following the release of Monty Python Sings (again), the Pythons also unveil a career spanning box set entitled Monty Python's Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection. Monty Python's nine UK albums 'Monty Python's Flying Circus', 'Another Monty Python Record', 'Monty Python's Previous Record', 'Matching Tie and Handkerchief', 'Live at Drury Lane', 'Holy Grail', 'Life of Brian', 'Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album' and 'The Meaning Of Life' - are united for the first time to create the ultimate collectors' edition purchase. Both CD and LP releases also include a limited edition 7'' Single of their 1974 flexi-disc 'Monty Python's Tiny Black Round Thing'
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 15 Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ 9/3/77 Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 15 Raceway Park, Englishtown, NJ 9/3/77
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1977 was a great year of touring for the Dead, and it s been the source of some of the most acclaimed live recordings the band has released (the complete set of June Winterland shows comes to mind, as do Dick s Picks Vols. 34 & 29). This Pick keeps the streak going, despite the fact that this was the first concert the band had played in almost three months, and that it took place in front of a crowd estimated at over 100,000! It was also the first show after the release of Terrapin Station, and several numbers (the title track, Samson and Delilah and Estimated Prophet, which segues into a really unusual and stellar Eyes of the World ) surface from the album. The Music Never Stopped, Peggy-O, Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo and He s Gone are all given what could be characterized as definitive renditions as well, and the band closes the night by playing Truckin for the first time in two years before the Terrapin Station encore. One more miraculous night from the Grateful Dead.
Bush - Man On The Run - Single Bush - Man On The Run - Single
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Movie Releases 09-30-14

Transformers [Movie] - Transformers: Age of Extinction Transformers [Movie] - Transformers: Age of Extinction
New Blu-Ray: $39.99   $35.99
Transformers: Age of Extinction is the fourth film in director Michael Bay's global blockbuster franchise. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime and the Autobots must rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet.
Dream Theater - Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House) Dream Theater - Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House)
New Blu-Ray: $25.99   $23.39
Chef [Movie] - Chef Chef [Movie] - Chef
New Blu-Ray: $34.98   $31.48
Jon Favreau (writer, director and producer) leads a hilarious all-star cast including Sofía Vergara, Scarlett Johansson, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Oliver Platt, Robert Downey Jr. and young actor Emjay Anthony in this deliciously entertaining comedy about starting from scratch. When gifted chef Carl Casper (Favreau) suddenly quits his demanding job at a trendy LA restaurant, he's on his own to pick up the pieces of his once promising career. Finding himself in Miami, he decides to team up with his successful ex-wife (Vergara), best friend (Leguizamo) and son (Anthony) to launch a no-frills food truck business. Taking to the road, Carl reignites his passion for the kitchen and, along the way, discovers a renewed zest for life and love.
Once Upon A Time In America [Movie] - Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director's Cut Once Upon A Time In America [Movie] - Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director's Cut
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Between The Buried And Me - Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium [Blu-ray] Between The Buried And Me - Future Sequence: Live at the Fidelitorium [Blu-ray]
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Alabama - At The Ryman Alabama - At The Ryman
New DVD: $14.98   $12.98
Join superstar band Alabama in a once in a lifetime concert event, filmed at the historic Ryman Auditorium, featuring on stage collaborations with country's biggest stars: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Trisha Yearwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jamey Johnson and the Eli Young Band. Experience timeless tunes 'Tennessee River', 'Love In The First Degree', 'I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)', 'My Home's In Alabama', and more. Bonus features include interviews with Alabama and the stars that joined them on stage!
Are You Here [Movie] - Are You Here Are You Here [Movie] - Are You Here
New Blu-Ray: $29.99   $26.99
When his off-the-grid best buddy Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis) inherits his estranged father s fortune, womanizing local weatherman Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson) joins forces with him to battle the legal challenge brought by Ben s formidable sister (Amy Poehler), in the hilarious big-screen directorial debut from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner.
24 [TV Series] - 24: Live Another Day 24 [TV Series] - 24: Live Another Day
New Blu-Ray: $59.99   $53.99
Cold In July [Movie] - Cold In July Cold In July [Movie] - Cold In July
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How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall in an affectingly vulnerable performance) puts a bullet in the brain of lowlife burglar Freddy. Although he s hailed as a small-town hero, Richard soon finds himself fearing for his family s safety when Freddy s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard, August: Osage County) rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. But not all is as it seems in this seemingly peaceful community, and soon Richard s life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence that will pit him against the most unlikely of foes. Co-starring Don Johnson (Django Unchained) and adapted from the Joe R. Lansdale novel by director Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are) and star Nick Damici (Stake Land), COLD IN JULY is a pulpy Southern noir whose twists and turns continue to pile up right up to its shocking conclusion.
Gone With The Wind [Movie] - Gone With The Wind 75th Anniversary Gone With The Wind [Movie] - Gone With The Wind 75th Anniversary
New Blu-Ray: $49.99   $44.99
Own one of American cinema's most treasured classics with this special 70th Anniversary edition of Gone with the Wind. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Margaret Mitchell's original novel is also included.
Steinsgate - Steinsgate: The Complete Series Steinsgate - Steinsgate: The Complete Series
New Blu-Ray: $54.98   $49.48
Leprechaun [Movie] - Leprechaun: The Complete Movie Collection Leprechaun [Movie] - Leprechaun: The Complete Movie Collection
New Blu-Ray: $39.97   $35.97
Leprechaun [Movie] - Leprechaun Origins Leprechaun [Movie] - Leprechaun Origins
New Blu-Ray: $24.99   $22.49
The Leprechaun series gets rebooted in this Lionsgate co-production with WWE Films. Wrestler Hornswaggle steps in for Warwick Davis for the lead role of the monstrous Irish fairy.
Krull [Movie] - Krull Krull [Movie] - Krull
New Blu-Ray: $9.98
A World Light-Years Beyond Your Imagination! Journey into a mystical time and place that belongs to neither the past nor the present, where extraordinary creatures of myth work their incredible magic, and where a horrific, omnipotent Beast is the ruler. This is the planet of Krull!
Third Person [Movie] - Third Person Third Person [Movie] - Third Person
New Blu-Ray: $35.99   $32.39
Third Person tells three stories of love, passion, trust and betrayal. The tales play out in New York, Paris and Rome through three couples who appear to have nothing related, but share deep commonalities: lovers and estranged spouses, children lost and found. Featuring an award-winning ensemble cast including Liam Neeson (Schindler’s List), Adrien Brody (The Pianist), James Franco (127 Hours), Olivia Wilde (Rush), Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential) and Maria Bello (A History of Violence). Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Paul Haggis (Best Motion Picture, Crash, 2005), Third Person is a mystery, a puzzle in which the truth is revealed in glimpses, clues are caught by the corner of the eye and nothing is truly what it seems.