• New Release Round-Up 09-15-17

    New Releases - September 15 2017

     
    Foo Fighters - Concrete And Gold - RCA
    "I wanted it to be the biggest sounding Foo Fighters record ever. To make a gigantic rock record but with Greg Kurstin's sense of melody and arrangement… Motorhead's version of Sgt. Pepper… or something like that." So speaks Dave Grohl of the mission statement made manifest in Foo Fighters' ninth epic, the aptly-titled Concrete and Gold, out on Roswell Records / RCA Records. Concrete And Gold was written and performed by Foo Fighters, produced by Greg Kurstin and Foo Fighters, and mixed by Darrell Thorp. 

    ARIEL PINK - Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

    ARIEL PINK - Dedicated To Bobby JamesonAriel Pink - Dedicated To Bobby Jameson - Mexican SummerARIEL PINK - Dedicated To Bobby Jameson
    Ariel Pink will release his new album, Dedicated To Bobby Jameson, on September 15. The recording is his first solo album since his highly acclaimed 2014 prog-pop opus pom pom, and first full-length release with the Brooklyn-based independent label Mexican Summer. The new release’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life Los Angeles musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story. The album will also be available on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP.

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    Ringo Starr - Give More Love - UME
    Recorded at Ringo Starr's home studio in Los Angeles, Give More Love has 10 new tracks featuring collaborations with friends including: We’re On The Road Again featuring Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather; Laughable co-written and performed with Peter Frampton as well as Benmont Tench, Timothy B Schmit, Richard Page and Amy Keys; Show Me The Way co-written and performed with Steve Lukather and with Paul McCartney; Speed of Sound co-written with Richard Marx and featuring Steve Lukather, Peter Frampton and Nathan East; Standing Still co- written with Gary Burr; King of the Kingdom including performances by Dave Stewart and Edgar Winter; Electricity co-written with Glen Ballard and featuring Joe Walsh and Don Was; So Wrong For So Long co written and performed with Dave Stewart; Shake It Up co written and performed with Gary Nicholson and including Don Was and Edgar Winter; and Give More Love co-written with Gary Nicholson including Timothy B Schmit and All Starrs Richard Page and Gregg Bissonette. Give More Love also has four bonus tracks: Back Off Boogaloo, You Can’t Fight Lightning, Photograph and Don’t Pass Me By. This version of Back Off Booglaloo is based on the original recording Ringo made when he wrote the song. He recently discovered the tape when he moved houses. The other three bonus tracks are collaborations based on performances from Starr’s 2016 Peace & Love Birthday event. Alberta Cross performed You Can’t Fight Lightning and Vandaveer performed Photograph and Don’t Pass Me By. Starr loved their renditions and asked them to each record them for his new album, also adding his own vocals.

    YUSUF / CAT STEVENS - The Laughing Apple

    YUSUF / CAT STEVENS - The Laughing AppleYusuf / Cat Stevens - The Laughing Apple - VerveYUSUF / CAT STEVENS - The Laughing Apple
    One of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time releases his latest studio album, The Laughing Apple. The Laughing Apple features original songs and covers, though the covers on this album are Yusuf's own. He celebrates some of his earliest material, with new presentations of the songs. Conceptually, The Laughing Apple returns to the journey of the Tillerman, as he recalls his travels and life lessons to a younger generation. The albums cover features Yusuf's own illustration, the first time he has designed one of his covers since 1972. Yusuf has drawn additional works of art for each of the 11 songs on The Laughing Apple

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    SLOTFACE - Try Not To Freak Out

    SLOTFACE - Try Not To Freak OutSløtface - Try Not To Freak Out - Nettwerk RecordsSLOTFACE - Try Not To Freak Out
    On their debut album Try Not To Freak Out Norwegian four-piece Sløtface deliver political punk wrapped in pop packaging. They’ve won over fans and critics alike with their massive hooks, scorching riffs, and sometimes biting, sometimes earnest, yet always relatable lyrics. Sløtface are a young band poised for a break-out year on the back of a fully-formed, tenacious debut. Prior to the album’s release, the band – lead singer Haley Shea, guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad, bassist Lasse Lokøy, and drummer Halvard Skeie Wiencke – are taking on the EU/UK festival circuit with their powerful live show. And they are planning a North American tour in support of the album this fall.

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    THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN - TX Jelly

    THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN - TX JellyTHE TEXAS GENTLEMEN - TX Jelly - New West RecordsTHE TEXAS GENTLEMEN - TX Jelly
    The Lone Star-bred collective, The Texas Gentlemen, takes its cues from some of the iconic acts of the past — the quicksilver brilliance of The Wrecking Crew and Bob Dylan’s one-time backers The Band are the most obvious examples. Founding member, Beau Bedford, who shares chief engineering and production responsibilities at Dallas’ Modern Electric Sound Recorders, assembled The Texas Gentlemen as an all-purpose backing band for an eclectic array of singer-songwriters, including Leon Bridges, Nikki Lane, Jonathan Tyler and Paul Cauthen. That deft fusion of what came before with what is right now develops through the members’ unswerving dedication to simply play to the best of their abilities, trusting their instincts, and letting the music guide them. Case in point: TX Jelly was created in less than a week — four days, start to finish — at Muscle Shoals’ singular FAME Studios. Pared down from the 28 songs the Gentlemen recorded in that 96-hour span, TX Jelly effortlessly connects way back to what’s next, summoning the spirits of American songcraft even as it heralds the arrival of 21st century talent. Cut live, with little use for the blinding polish and careful presentation of so much modern music, TX Jelly oozes with skill backed up by that hard-won authenticity. TX Jelly moves between contemplative and raucous, encompassing the full breadth of the American experience. The music touches on blues, soul, folk, country, rock and gospel — from first track to last, you can feel The Texas Gentlemen reaching deep inside themselves and finding what’s genuine — what illuminates the truth of the country’s rich, complicated and singular artistic history — and delivering it the only way they know how: real, raw and righteous.

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    ANGUS & JULIA STONE - Snow

    ANGUS & JULIA STONE - SnowAngus & Julia Stone - Snow - Nettwerk RecordsANGUS & JULIA STONE - Snow
    The Sydney-born siblings produced and largely engineered Snow themselves, in Angus's cottage studio, Belafonte, in the Byron Bay hinterland. “It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us,” says Julia. “The last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time.” Since they began in 2006, Angus & Julia Stone have amassed multi-platinum sales and numerous ARIA awards at home, and won a fanbase of millions over tours of the UK, Europe & North America.

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    Beyonce - Lemonade [Deluxe Yellow 2LP] - Sony
    Lemonade is Beyonce's sixth studio album, originally released on April 23, 2016. This release includes the first pressing of the 180 gram, yellow, four-sided vinyl, allowing for a higher sound quality.




    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Prophets Of Rage - Prophets Of Rage [LP]
    Wyclef Jean - Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee [LP]
    The Lone Bellow - Walk Into A Storm [LP]
    Seaway - Vacation [LP]
    Son Little - New Magic [LP]
    Michael McDonald - Wide Open [LP]
    Madonna - Rebel Heart Tour [2CD]
    Gary Numan - Savage (Songs From A Broken World) [LP]
    The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - The Echo Of Pleasure [LP]
    Eamon - Golden Rail Motel [LP]
    Deer Tick - Deer Tick Vol. 1 [Red LP]
    Deer Tick - Deer Tick Vol. 2 [Yellow LP]
    The Doors - The Singles [2CD/Blu-ray]
    Rostam - Half-Life [2LP]
    Lee Ranaldo - Electric Trim [LP]
    Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) [2 CD]
    Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - Choir Of The Mind [LP]
    Paradise Lost - Live At The Roundhouse [LP]
    Courtney Marie Andrews - Honest Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP + 7 Inch]
    Willie Watson - Folk Singer Vol. 2 [LP]


    & More .....

    Noah Gundersen - California / All Your Love [Vinyl Single]
    Mitch Woods - Friends Along The Way EP
    Ben Folds - So There Piano/Vocal EP
    Michael Jackson - Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)
    The Smiths - The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (Live)
    Electric Wizard - See You In Hell
    Awaken I Am - Wolves
    Blitzen Trapper - Rebel
    Mavis Staples - If All I Was Was Black




     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful

    The Killers - Wonderful WonderfulThe Killers - Wonderful Wonderful - IslandThe Killers - Wonderful Wonderful
    The Killers are releasing their 5th studio album Wonderful Wonderful on 9/22. Featuring the singles "The Man" and "Run For Cover", the album is produced by Jacknife Lee alongside The Killers with Additional Production by Erol Alkan on "The Man" and Stuart Price on "Out of My Mind". The band will be embarking on a North American tour in early 2018.

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    YUSUF / CAT STEVENS - The Laughing Apple

    YUSUF / CAT STEVENS - The Laughing AppleLeon Russell - On A Distant Shore [Indie Exclusive Deluxe Edition] - Palmetto Records
    Leon Russell turned 74 years old in 2016. At the time, he’d already logged more than half a century onstage, weaving a legendary path through the worlds of rock & roll, soul, country, blues and classic pop music. He was still active in the recording studio, too, where he spent much of the year working on a new album, On A Distant Shore, during breaks in his busy touring schedule.  Released in September 2017, On a Distant Shore arrives 10 months after Russell’s passing. It’s his final album, offering up a stunning batch of original material — including updated versions of three hits from his older catalog — all influenced by the timeless sounds of the Great American Songbook. These aren’t cover songs. Instead, they’re Russell’s own version of pop and jazz standards, filled with sweeping strings, upright piano, pedal steel, horns, and a voice that retained its powerful, poignant punch until the very end.  This collection of songs will be released in two configurations, a 12 song CD, and an Indie Exclusive Deluxe Edition of 16 songs, including 4 additional songs+lyric booklet.  



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    Van Morrison - Roll With The Punches

    Van Morrison - Roll With The PunchesVan Morrison - Roll With The Punches - CarolineVan Morrison - Roll With The Punches
    Roll With The PunchesVan Morrison's 37th studio album - sees him simultaneously hand-picking a selection of rhythm and blues classics (by the likes of Bo Diddley, Mose Allison, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Lightnin’ Hopkins among others) and recording a set of new self-written songs. It’s an album that features raw, intimate interpretations of some of the cornerstones of rock’n’roll alongside five new numbers by one of our most consistently brilliant recording artists. Roll With The Punches was produced by Van Morrison and recorded with an incredible team of studio collaborators including Chris Farlowe, Georgie Fame, Jeff Beck, Paul Jones and Jason Rebello.

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    Enter Shikari - The Spark

    Enter Shikari - The SparkEnter Shikari - The Spark - PIAS AmericaEnter Shikari - The Spark
    In fifth album The Spark, Rou, Chris Batten (bass), Rob Rolfe (drums) and Rory Clewlow (guitar) have written a soundtrack to our tumultuous world; a record for everyone who’s filled with frustration, but hasn’t lost the capacity for hope. “The spark is a new connection, a new beginning,” says Rou. “It can be short and insignificant, but it can create something so significant. The spark is that light at the end of the tunnel – when everything seems to be falling apart, but you’re able to see some sort of path out of the dark.” Produced by David Kosten (Everything Everything, Bat For Lashes), it’s Enter Shikari's most melodic album, invigorated by the energy they felt as a band after a sold-out 2016 arena tour, and one that will see them break beyond punk to be recognised as a great British band in a lineage spanning The Beatles via Pink Floyd and Joy Division to Blur. “We’re here to disgrace that list or be embraced into that list, I haven’t decided which yet,” Rou grins.

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    Midland - On The Rocks

    Midland - On The RocksMidland - On The Rocks - Big Machine RecordsMidland - On The Rocks
    Midland intentionally nods to the wild west with Country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s, channeling idols Dwight Yoakam and Willie Nelson, both legends whom they previously opened for on the road. Their 2016 self-titled debut EP was featured in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Billboard and their music video earned them their first CMT Music Awards nomination for Group Video of the Year. On The Rocks is Midland's anticipated first full-length release on Big Machine Records.

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    Metz - Strange Peace

    Metz - Strange PeaceMETZ - Strange Peace - Sub PopMetz - Strange Peace
    Since releasing their self-titled debut record in 2012, which The New Yorker called, “One of the year’s best albums…a punishing, noisy, exhilarating thing,” the Toronto-based 3-piece METZ have garnered international acclaim as one of the most electrifying and forceful live acts, touring widely and extensively, playing hundreds of shows each year around the world. Now, Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), along with Hayden Menzies (drums), and Chris Slorach (bass) are set to unleash their highly-anticipated third full-length album, Strange Peace, an emphatic but artful hammer swing to the status quo. "The best punk isn't an assault as much as it's a challenge — to what's normal, to what's comfortable, or simply to what's expected. Teetering on the edge of perpetual implosion,” NPR wrote in their glowing review of METZ’s 2015 second album, II. Strange Peace was recorded in Chicago, live off the floor to tape with Steve Albini. The result is a distinct artistic maturation into new and alarming territory, frantically pushing past where the band has gone before, while capturing the notorious intensity of their live show. The trio continued to assemble the album (including home recordings, additional instrumentation) in their hometown, adding the finishing touches with longtime collaborator, engineer and mixer, Graham Walsh. Strange Peace isn’t merely a collection of eleven uninhibited and urgent songs. It’s also a kind of sonic venting, a truculent social commentary that bludgeons and provokes, excites and unsettles. With all the pleasurable tension and anxiety of a fever dream, Strange Peace is equal parts challenging and accessible. It is this implausible balancing act, moving from one end of the musical spectrum to the other, that only a band of METZ’s power and capacity can maintain: discordant and melodic, powerful and controlled, meticulous and instinctive, subtle and complex, precise and reckless, wholehearted and merciless, brutal and optimistic, terrifying and fun. “Their whiplash of distortion is made with precision, a contained chaos. But you would never talk about them like that. Because METZ are not something you study or analyze,” wrote Liisa Ladouceur in Exclaim! “They are something you feel: a transfer of energy, pure and simple.” In other words: to feel something, fiercely and intensely, but together, not alone.

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    Otherwise - Sleeping Lions

    Otherwise - Sleeping LionsOtherwise - Sleeping Lions - Nettwerk RecordsOtherwise - Sleeping Lions
    Otherwise have announced the release of their third, full-length album, Sleeping Lions, set for a Sept. 22 release. The band has been on tour this summer, playing some of the new tracks from the album to live audiences prior to the release. The group believes that the title captures their essence in a way that touts who they are as artists, and how they have evolved. “We named the album Sleeping Lions because that’s what we feel like — we’ve been hibernating in our neon desert cave, licking our wounds and regaining our strength for the hunt,” says Otherwise frontman Adrian Patrick. “Now we’re back on the prowl again, and our eyes are wide open. The album title absolutely references a bigger awareness of who we are and what we’re capable of. The last thing you ever want to do is wake sleeping lions.” The 12-track offering runs an emotional gamut that parallel real life struggles. Among the suggested highlights in the press materials include the blistering “Angry Heart,” the more heartfelt “Blame,” the gut punch of “Bloodline Lullaby,” the chaos of the relationship-based “Monster” and the symphonically emotional “Nothing to Me.” 

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    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 09-08-17

    New Releases - September 08 2017

     
    MOGWAI - Every Country's Sun - Temporary Residence
    Every Country's Sun takes two decades of Mogwai's signature, contrasting sounds – towering intensity, pastoral introspection, synth-rock minimalism, DNA-detonating volume – and distills it, beautifully, into 56 concise minutes of gracious elegance, hymnal trance-rock, and transcendental euphoria. Produced by psych-rock luminary Dave Fridmann, it's a structural soundscape built from stark foundations up; from a gentle, twinkling, synth-rock spectre to a solid, blown-out, skyward-thrusting obelisk. There's percussive, dream-state electronics (“Coolverine”), church organs as chariots of existential fire (“Brain Sweeties”), tremulous, foreboding bleeping – possibly from a dying android (“AKA 47”). Their most transportive album yet, it also hosts their most fully realized art-pop sing-along of their storied history, “Party In The Dark,” a head-spinning disco-dream double-helix echoing New Order and The Flaming Lips, featuring Braithwaite's seldom-heard melodic vocals declaring he's “directionless and innocent, searching for another piece of mind”. This is music as a keep-out chrysalis, protective audio armor through exalting organs and portentous, dissonant guitar fuzz warping at the edges, bending the world inside-out into a reality in which you’d much rather live. The last three songs ascend into explosive exorcism, closing with the colossal “Every Country’s Sun,” its searching intensity whooshing towards infinity in a dazzling cosmic crescendo.

    JACK JOHNSON - All The Light Above It Too

    JACK JOHNSON - All The Light Above It TooJACK JOHNSON - All The Light Above It Too - RepublicJACK JOHNSON - All The Light Above It Too
    Jack Johnson returns with his 8th album 'All The Light Above It Too' releasing on 9/8. The album is being led by first single 'My Mind Is For Sale' which hit the airwaves in July, followed by a run of North American tour dates. Jack will also embark on a run of dates in the Southeast following album release. The press anticipation on the music is massive with early support from Rolling Stone, NPR, Coastal Living, Surfer, SiriusXM and forthcoming TV bookings around album release.

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    ODESZA - A Moment Apart

    ODESZA - A Moment ApartODESZA - A Moment Apart - Counter RecordsODESZA - A Moment Apart
    ODESZA (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) is one of the most celebrated groups in electronic music, winning over fans online and at their consistently sold-out live shows. This week they release their new 16-track album A Moment Apart on Counter Records (a Ninja Tune imprint) and a world tour to immediately follow. A Moment Apart represents ODESZAs growth, delivering a more mature sound through weighted atmospheres, shimmering synth lines and familiar feelings of nostalgia, optimism and hope. The albums featured guests include Leon Bridges, Regina Spektor, and RY X, creating an eclectic mix that showcases ODESZAs dynamic range.

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    THOMAS RHETT - Life Changes

    THOMAS RHETT - Life ChangesTHOMAS RHETT - Life Changes - ValoryTHOMAS RHETT - Life Changes
    Thomas Rhett scored his first hit in 2012, introducing a sound that mixed the southern swagger of Country music with Pop hooks, R&B grooves, soulful strut and the anything-goes attitude of Rock. During the years since, thanks to eight chart-topping singles, he is now a headliner of massive arenas. And, he's become a husband. A father, too. His third release, Life Changes will be released on September 8, 2017 with The Valory Music Co.

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    TORI AMOS - Native Invader

    TORI AMOS - Native InvaderTORI AMOS - Native Invader - DeccaTORI AMOS - Native Invader
    Native Invader is the celebrated singer-songwriter Tori Amos' hotly-anticipated new album on Decca Records. Tori's confessional style of writing sees her continue to push boundaries with her music. Her messages of empowerment, tenderness, acerbic assertiveness and her utterly peerless sound speaks to audiences across the globe. In this new album, Tori delves even deeper into her personal experiences, and the standard is there to be seen.

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    ARCH ENEMY - Will To Power

    ARCH ENEMY - Will To PowerARCH ENEMY - Will To Power - Century MediaARCH ENEMY - Will To Power
    Will To Power promises to be the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy and will mark the first album Arch Enemy have recorded with their current line-up -- ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ (Vocals), MICHAEL AMOTT (Guitars), JEFF LOOMIS (Guitars), SHARLEE D'ANGELO (Bass), and DANIEL ERLANDSSON (Drums).  The album was co-produced by AMOTT and ERLANDSSON, while being mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir).

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    KIP MOORE - Slowheart

    KIP MOORE - SlowheartKIP MOORE - Slowheart - MCA NashvilleKIP MOORE - Slowheart
    Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore announces his upcoming third studio album Slowheart, available Sept. 8.  Moore, who was inspired to name the release after his fiercely loyal fans who have adopted the name SLOWHEART themselves and who "defines himself by his honesty, which feeds directly into his music, which earned him a fan base of die-hards and helped make him a breakout star in Nashville,” (Washington Post) gave fans the opportunity to view and share the album cover first via social media. The cover image, taken in Costa Rica during Kip’s extended break earlier this year, speaks to the personal nature of the collection which Rolling Stone praises for its "gut-punch of a vintage album, the vocals out front and clear as crystal." "My former guitar player called me a ‘slowheart’ many years ago, claiming I don't just jump the gun and show all my cards or my emotions on what I truly feel," said Moore. "He always said 'you're a slowheart, man...you observe before you act.' I eventually named the band the slowhearts, and my fans are the slowhearts too. And so, its only fitting that the record I've been waiting to make, was named SLOWHEART."

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    The National - Sleep Well Beast [White LP]
    The Sherlocks - Live For The Moment [LP]
    Alter Bridge - Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities
    Neil Young - Hitchhiker [LP]
    Death From Above 1979 - Outrage! Is Now [LP]
    Gregg Allman - Southern Blood [Hardwood Colored LP]
    Chad VanGaalen - Light Information [LP]
    Alvvays - Antisocialites [LP]
    Fred Hersch - Open Book [LP]
    Jonny Lang - Signs [LP]
    Beaches - Second Of Spring [2LP]
    The Waterboys - Out Of All This Blue [LP]
    Living Colour - Shade [LP]
    Twin Peaks [TV Series] - Twin Peaks (Music From The Limited Event Series) [Soundtrack]
    Twin Peaks [TV Series] - Twin Peaks [Limited Event Series Original Soundtrack 2CD]
    Julie & The Wrong Guys - Julie & The Wrong Guys [LP]
    Sparks - Hippopotamus [2LP]
    Deerhoof - Mountain Moves [LP]
    The Dream Syndicate - How Did I Find Myself Here? [LP]
    Nothing but Thieves - Broken Machine [LP]


    & More .....

    Foo Fighters - The Line
    The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again (Live)
    Jessica Lea Mayfield - Meadow
    Vessels - Deeper In A Sky
    Noah Gundersen - Heavy Metals




     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    ARIEL PINK - Dedicated To Bobby Jameson

    ARIEL PINK - Dedicated To Bobby JamesonARIEL PINK - Dedicated To Bobby Jameson - Mexican SummerARIEL PINK - Dedicated To Bobby Jameson
    Ariel Pink will release his new album, Dedicated To Bobby Jameson, on September 15. The recording is his first solo album since his highly acclaimed 2014 prog-pop opus pom pom, and first full-length release with the Brooklyn-based independent label Mexican Summer. The new release’s title makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life Los Angeles musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story. The album will also be available on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP.

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    YUSUF / CAT STEVENS - The Laughing Apple

    YUSUF / CAT STEVENS - The Laughing AppleYUSUF / CAT STEVENS - The Laughing Apple - VerveYUSUF / CAT STEVENS - The Laughing Apple
    One of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time releases his latest studio album, The Laughing Apple. The Laughing Apple features original songs and covers, though the covers on this album are Yusuf's own. He celebrates some of his earliest material, with new presentations of the songs. Conceptually, The Laughing Apple returns to the journey of the Tillerman, as he recalls his travels and life lessons to a younger generation. The albums cover features Yusuf's own illustration, the first time he has designed one of his covers since 1972. Yusuf has drawn additional works of art for each of the 11 songs on The Laughing Apple

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    THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN - TX Jelly

    THE TEXAS GENTLEMEN - TX JellyTHE TEXAS GENTLEMEN - TX Jelly - New West RecordsTHE TEXAS GENTLEMEN - TX Jelly
    The Lone Star-bred collective, The Texas Gentlemen, takes its cues from some of the iconic acts of the past — the quicksilver brilliance of The Wrecking Crew and Bob Dylan’s one-time backers The Band are the most obvious examples. Founding member, Beau Bedford, who shares chief engineering and production responsibilities at Dallas’ Modern Electric Sound Recorders, assembled The Texas Gentlemen as an all-purpose backing band for an eclectic array of singer-songwriters, including Leon Bridges, Nikki Lane, Jonathan Tyler and Paul Cauthen. That deft fusion of what came before with what is right now develops through the members’ unswerving dedication to simply play to the best of their abilities, trusting their instincts, and letting the music guide them. Case in point: TX Jelly was created in less than a week — four days, start to finish — at Muscle Shoals’ singular FAME Studios. Pared down from the 28 songs the Gentlemen recorded in that 96-hour span, TX Jelly effortlessly connects way back to what’s next, summoning the spirits of American songcraft even as it heralds the arrival of 21st century talent. Cut live, with little use for the blinding polish and careful presentation of so much modern music, TX Jelly oozes with skill backed up by that hard-won authenticity. TX Jelly moves between contemplative and raucous, encompassing the full breadth of the American experience. The music touches on blues, soul, folk, country, rock and gospel — from first track to last, you can feel The Texas Gentlemen reaching deep inside themselves and finding what’s genuine — what illuminates the truth of the country’s rich, complicated and singular artistic history — and delivering it the only way they know how: real, raw and righteous.

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    ANGUS & JULIA STONE - Snow

    ANGUS & JULIA STONE - SnowANGUS & JULIA STONE - Snow - Nettwerk RecordsANGUS & JULIA STONE - Snow
    The Sydney-born siblings produced and largely engineered Snow themselves, in Angus's cottage studio, Belafonte, in the Byron Bay hinterland. “It was quite magical because Angus and I have never spent that much time together, just the two of us,” says Julia. “The last phase of writing and recording was just eight weeks of him and me and the quiet of the land. It was a beautiful time.” Since they began in 2006, Angus & Julia Stone have amassed multi-platinum sales and numerous ARIA awards at home, and won a fanbase of millions over tours of the UK, Europe & North America.

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    SLOTFACE - Try Not To Freak Out

    SLOTFACE - Try Not To Freak OutSLOTFACE - Try Not To Freak Out - Nettwerk RecordsSLOTFACE - Try Not To Freak Out
    On their debut album Try Not To Freak Out Norwegian four-piece Sløtface deliver political punk wrapped in pop packaging. They’ve won over fans and critics alike with their massive hooks, scorching riffs, and sometimes biting, sometimes earnest, yet always relatable lyrics. Sløtface are a young band poised for a break-out year on the back of a fully-formed, tenacious debut. Prior to the album’s release, the band – lead singer Haley Shea, guitarist Tor-Arne Vikingstad, bassist Lasse Lokøy, and drummer Halvard Skeie Wiencke – are taking on the EU/UK festival circuit with their powerful live show. And they are planning a North American tour in support of the album this fall.

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    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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Music Releases 09-15-17

Artist Title Price
Foo Fighters Concrete And Gold [2LP] New Vinyl: $18.88
Ringo Starr Give More Love New CD: $11.95
Wyclef Jean Carnival III: The Fall and Rise of a Refugee [LP] New Vinyl: $16.98
The Lone Bellow Walk Into A Storm [LP] New Vinyl: $18.88
Yusuf / Cat Stevens The Laughing Apple [LP] New Vinyl: $23.38
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The Texas Gentlemen TX Jelly [Marmalade Colored LP] New Vinyl: $16.98
Video
Sløtface Try Not To Freak Out New CD: $11.98
Video
Angus & Julia Stone Snow New CD: $11.98
Video
Seaway Vacation [LP] New Vinyl: $15.98
*repeat repeat Floral Canyon [LP] New Vinyl: $19.78
Son Little New Magic [LP] New Vinyl: $16.98
Michael Mcdonald Wide Open New CD: $12.98
Madonna Rebel Heart Tour [2CD] New CD: $16.98
Gary Numan Savage (Songs From A Broken World) [LP] New Vinyl: $26.98
Beyonce Lemonade [Deluxe Yellow 2LP] New Vinyl: $30.58
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart The Echo Of Pleasure [LP] New Vinyl: $16.98
Deer Tick Deer Tick Vol. 1 [Red LP] New Vinyl: $16.98

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Movie Releases 09-15-17

Artist Title Price
Wonder Woman Wonder Woman New Blu-Ray: $32.39
Bates Motel [TV Series] Bates Motel: Season Five New Blu-Ray: $44.98
The Big Sick [Movie] The Big Sick New Blu-Ray: $35.99
Alice Cooper Welcome To My Nightmare [Special Edition DVD] New DVD: $13.98
All Eyez On Me [Movie] All Eyez On Me New Blu-Ray: $35.99

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