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New Release Round-Up 07-28-17

New Releases - July 28 2017

 
ARCADE FIRE - Everything Now (Night Version) - Sony
The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, was co-produced with Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter, Portishead's Geoff Barrow, Markus Dravs, and Pulp's Steve Mackey. Features "Electric Blue". The album is available as the standard "Day Version" and the Indie Exclusive "Night Version" which features exclusive artwork.

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA - A Black Mile To The Surface - Loma Vista
A Black Mile To The Surface is a bold record of vision and purpose, inspired by and dwelling in a sensory and imaginative experience. It's a reinvention of sorts, both musically and personally-a sort of cosmic worldview shift. But in the end, the record's themes are universal. Inspired by their experience creating the score for the film Swiss Army Man, they seized the chance to rethink Manchester Orchestra's typical methods of working. This process gave them new ideas of how to think about writing, how songs could flow, and how to layer melodies on top of one another to propel the tune into a new emotional arena. To manifest this vision, the band turned to producer Catherine Marks (Foals, PJ Harvey, The Killers, Interpol) and began working with her at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville. In addition to mixing with Marks at her Assault & Battery studio in London, Manchester Orchestra also worked with John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings) in Los Angeles - gathering new sounds, adding to and widening the songs' dimensions. Encouraged to go against first instinct, each collaborator added their own touch to the music, pushing it to places no Manchester Orchestra record had ever gone before.

JUICEBOXXX - Freaked Out American Loser - Dangerbird
''Freaked Out American Loser'' is the latest album from Juiceboxxx, the Milwaukee-bred punk rap artist who is quite simply the first and last of his kind all at once. Juiceboxxx grew up in the 2000s within the noise, punk rock, and underground rap communities of Wisconsin, and while those banners still fly high independently today, there are very few other artists who not only understand that venn diagram but who are also actively attempting to merge those sounds cohesively. Juiceboxxx might be out of his mind, but in all the best ways--he owns it and commits to this unstoppable onslaught of creative ideas and outbursts. ''Freaked Out American Loser'' is a punk rap blast that captures the anarchic, aggressive spirit of Juiceboxxx's live show while also adding a new level of polish, focus, and dare we say, professionalism. Songs like ''Guts And Tension'' and ''Destruction and Redemption'' place the listener in the middle of the pit, blazing with frenetic guitar and thick energy. ''Freaking Out'' and ''Go To The Club Alone'' display dexterous rap skill and a heavier hip hop feel while retaining a jittery post-punk edge. And the album-closing eponymous track even brings to mind the melodic chime and epic codas of the Pixies.

ALICE COOPER - Paranormal - Earmusic
Alice Cooper's new studio album, his first in 6 years, 'Paranormal' was recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin. The 10 track album also features a very special bonus CD a mini-album consisting of two brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce alongside carefully selected live recordings. 'Paranormal' also features special guest appearances by U2's Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple's Roger Glover.

JOYWAVE - Content - Hollywood Records
Rochester alternative band Joywave are releasing their sophomore studio album titled Content, and getting ready to make their return to the live stage. The quintet will head out on tour with Young The Giant and Cold War Kids at the start of August. Content, which has a playful double meaning, is produced by Joywave's Daniel Armbruster & Sean Donnelly and mixed by Rich Costey and will be released on Hollywood Records/Cultco Music.







ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Cage The Elephant - Unpeeled
Rings Of Saturn - Ultu Ulla [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Isley Brothers / Santana - Power Of Peace [LP]
Jerry Garcia - Garcia Live Volume Nine: August 11th, 1974 Keystone Berkeley
Oceans Ate Alaska - Hikari
Jillette Johnson - All I Ever See In You Is Me [LP]
Lapalux - Ruinism [LP]
John Pizzarelli - Sinatra & Jobim At 50
Shaman's Harvest - Red Hands Black Deeds [LP]
Arthur Alexander - Arthur Alexander
Herb Alpert - Music Volume 1
Valve Studio Orchestra - The DOTA 2 (The Official Soundtrack)
Rex Brown - Smoke On This... [LP]
Amine - Good For You
Vic Mensa - The Autobiography


& More .....

Ema - Low Profile EP
Hard Working Americans - Something Else

Black Grape - I Wanna Be Like You (Radio Edit)
The Districts - Violet
Grizzly Bear - Neighbors
The War On Drugs - Strangest Thing
Iron & Wine - Thomas County Law







 

UPCOMING RELEASES

MONDO COZMO - Plastic Soul

MONDO COZMO - Plastic SoulMONDO COZMO - Plastic Soul - RepublicMONDO COZMO - Plastic Soul
'Plastic Soul' is Mondo Cozmo's debut album. The album's lead single, 'Shine' rocketed to #1 at AAA radio and peaked top 15 at Alternative. Mondo Cozmo is confirmed for nearly every US festival this summer including: Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Austin City Limits, Firefly, Forecastle, Sasquatch, Shaky Knees, Hangout and more. He will be embarking on a headlining tour this Fall as well as opening for Spoon in September. 

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RHINO SUMMER OF LOVE

RHINO SUMMER OF LOVE

Five decades ago, in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, a social movement was growing. Young people, with heads full of progressive ideas and evolving attitudes toward sex, drugs and rock and roll, were converging on the area to celebrate their personal freedom–an extension of that January’s “Human Be-In” in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The “Summer of Love,” as it was called, was the birth of the modern counterculture, and music played an integral role in the shaping, influencing and mainstreaming of these daring new ideas. Rhino Records is celebrating that historic period with 18 catalog titles throughout July–including new compilations and vinyl reissues of classic albums. More information and details of the releases coming from Rhino as part of the Summer Of Love program can be found Here.

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New Release Round-Up 07-21-17

New Releases - July 21 2017

 
LANA DEL REY - Lust For Life - Interscope Records
The fifth album from Lana Del Rey includes the singles "Love" and "Lust For Life". Lust For Life also features guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, Stevie Nicks, Sean Lennon, and Playboi Carti.

VIOLENT FEMMES - Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America

VIOLENT FEMMES - Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In AmericaVIOLENT FEMMES - Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America - PIAS AmericaVIOLENT FEMMES - Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America
Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America is the legendary '80s folk-punks' follow up to last year's critically acclaimed, 'We Can Do Anything'. All of the songs on Two Mics, including iconic favorites such as "American Music" and new hits like "Memory", were recorded during sessions at various radio stations across the country. Violent Femmes came together in 1981 and were quickly applauded as one of the most inventive and original bands of the era, constantly pushing forward with their singular blend of folk and punk, sarcasm and spirituality. The Milwaukee-based band first attracted attention while busking in front of their hometown's Oriental Theatre. The performance caught the ears of that night's headliners, Pretenders Chrissie Hynde and the late James Honeyman-Scott, who invited the young group to open the sold out concert with a brief acoustic set. From there Violent Femmes released eight studio albums and more than a dozen iconic singles. Violent Femmes' remarkable three-decade-plus career has earned them cumulative worldwide sales in excess of 10 million, with 1983's Violent Femmes awarded with RIAA platinum certification eight years after it's initial release.

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FOSTER THE PEOPLE - Sacred Hearts Club - Sony
Sacred Hearts Club, is the new album from Foster The People. The album is available on CD, followed by the vinyl LP on August 11th. The album includes the lead single, "Doing It For the Money," and other tracks like "Pay The Man" and "SHC," all three of which were released earlier on the digital EP entitled III. Other new tracks include "Time To Get Closer," "Harden the Paint," "I Love My Friends," and others. Founded in in 2009, Foster the People achieved success with the 2011 release of its debut album Torches, which has sold nearly two million albums and over nine million singles worldwide. Torches features the #1 hit single "Pumped Up Kicks," which was declared "the year's anthem" by SPIN, and also spawned the chart topping singles "Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)," "Houdini,", and "Helena Beat." The band garnered three Grammy nominations for its monumental debut, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Pumped Up Kicks" and Best Short Form Music Video for "Houdini." Foster The People followed their debut with the full length album Supermodel, which was influenced by frontman Mark Foster's world travels and shifting perspective. Supermodel was recorded in studios around the world and features fan favorites including "Coming of Age" and "Best Friend."

TYLER, THE CREATOR - [Scum Fuck] Flower Boy - Sony
Flower Boy, is the new and long awaited album from Tyler, The Creator. The album follows up 2015's Cherry Bomb. The first track and self-directed video to be released from FLOWER BOY was "Who Dat Boy" featuring A$AP Rocky, along with a second track "911/Mr. Lonely," which feature Steve Lacy and Frank Ocean, respectively. FLOWER BOY is a 14-song album, and the physical version of the CD features two unique covers, the first one designed by Tyler himself and the other by artist Eric White. It is only fitting that Tyler would commission White, whose paintings have been described by Leah Ollman of The Los Angeles Times as being "nostalgic and at the same time also vaguely futuristic, even dystopian," to visually articulate the world of FLOWER BOY.

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD - Barefoot In The Head - Silver Arrow Records
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood release their new album, 'Barefoot In The Head,' on Silver Arrow Records. The 10-track effort, self-produced by the band, marks a third collection of new material in only two years time. For the fourth year in a row, The CRB will play over 120 shows with summer tour dates already announced and fall tour dates to be released shortly. 

STU LARSEN - Resolute

STU LARSEN - ResoluteSTU LARSEN - Resolute - Nettwerk RecordsSTU LARSEN - Resolute
Australian singer/songwriter Stu Larsen returns with Resolute, the follow up album to his debut release Vagabond.  Larsen recorded Resolute with impromptu voice memos on his phone, architecting a primitive framework for the songs. As Larsen combed through hundreds of files, he tucked himself away in different locations to write the demos - a cottage in Scotland, an apartment in Spain and an army bunker in Australia.  Long-time friend, producer and songwriter Luke Thompson eventually joined him at Mike Rosenberg’s (aka Passenger) studio in Brighton to finish up the demos. With the ideas solidified, Larsen got more than he bargained for on a stopover for a wedding in Indonesia before formal recording took place in Australia... “My appendix burst,” he sighs. “I had to have the operation there. I couldn’t fly. I was recovering for about 10 days. Luke knew the songs so well that he was able to start the recording without me, thankfully. Although, I wasn’t there for the first two weeks, it was pretty amazing to come into what he put down.” Back on his feet, Larsen finished the new album’s ten songs. Larsen previewed Resolute with a rough demo of “By The River” that quickly earned half a million Spotify streams. “By The River” is an airy love letter to a New Zealand river that was an arduous process to complete. The song culminates on a wiry and wild solo that, as he describes it, “is the sound of frustration being worked out through my guitar.”

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PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - Every Valley

PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING - Every ValleyRHINO SUMMER OF LOVE - Rhino
Five decades ago, in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, a social movement was growing. Young people, with heads full of progressive ideas and evolving attitudes toward sex, drugs and rock and roll, were converging on the area to celebrate their personal freedom–an extension of that January’s “Human Be-In” in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The “Summer of Love,” as it was called, was the birth of the modern counterculture, and music played an integral role in the shaping, influencing and mainstreaming of these daring new ideas. Rhino Records will celebrate that historic period with 18 catalog titles this July–including new compilations and vinyl reissues of classic albums. This Tuesday (07/25) the following releases will be available as part of Vinyl Tuesday: Van Morrison - Astral Weeks [Clear LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]Tim Buckley - Goodbye & Hello (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]Judy Collins - Wildflowers (50th Anniversary Edition) [Yellow LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]Aretha Franklin - Aretha Arrives [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]Nuggets - Transparent Days: West Coast Nuggets [Marbled 2LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] and The Zodiac - Cosmic Sounds [Glow In The Dark LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]. More information and details of the other releases coming from Rhino as part of the Summer Of Love program can be found Here.





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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

In This Moment - Ritual
Harts - Smoke Fire Hope Desire [LP]
Avey Tare - Eucalyptus [LP]
Goldfinger - The Knife
Meek Mill - Wins & Losses
DED - Mis-An-Thrope
Sara Evans - Words [LP]
Declan McKenna - What Do You Think About The Car?
Wintersun - The Forest Seasons [Green / Mint Green Splatter LP]
DWNTWN - Racing Time
Soul Remnants - Ouroboros
Decrepit Birth - Axis Mundi [Limited Edition Blue/Yellow Splatter LP]
Europe - The Final Countdown 30th Anniversary Show (Live At The Roundhouse) [LP Box Set]
Billy Ocean - Here You Are: The Music Of My Life
Dan Croll - Emerging Adulthood [LP]
Damian Marley - Stony Hill


& More .....

Straight No Chaser - Six Pack: Volume 3 EP
Shatterproof - Shatterproof EP
Thy Art Is Murder - The Son Of Misery
Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - Is It Too Much
Hinder - The Reign








 

 





 

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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