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  • New Release Round-Up 02-14-20

    New Releases



    Justin Bieber - Changes - Def Jam
    Justin Bieber is ready to give the world insight into events that have taken place in his life over the past four years. From marriage to faith and his new outlook on life, Justin is reflecting on changes he's experienced and the impact they've had on him. "Changes" marks a new chapter in his career. The album hinges on themes of personal growth through life experiences, love and commitment, creatively expressed through music, giving a candid look into his evolution as an artist and human being. 

    Tame Impala - The Slow Rush - Interscope Records
    Tame Impala (Kevin Parker) release's his fourth studio album, The Slow Rush on Interscope. Recorded between Los Angeles and his studio in his hometown of Fremantle, Australia, the twelve tracks were produced and mixed by Parker. The Slow Rush is Parker's deep dive into the oceans of time, conjuring the feeling of a lifetime in a lightning bolt, of major milestones whizzing by while you're looking at your phone. Pressed on forest green vinyl

    Beach Bunny - Honeymoon

    Beach Bunny - HoneymoonBeach Bunny - HoneymoonBeach Bunny - Honeymoon - Mom & Pop
    Honeymoon is the excellent debut album from Beach Bunny, the four-piece band out of Chicago. Recorded at the iconic Chicago studio Electrical Audio with producer Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Algernon Caldwaller), the nine songs on the LP burst with energy that capture their vital and life-affirming live shows. Songs like the swooning and anthemic singles 'Dream Boy' and 'Ms. California' encapsulate the highs and lows the exiting the honeymoon stage of a relationship. The long-awaited debut LP 'Honeymoon' from Beach Bunny follows their breakout hit on Tik-Tok, 'Prom Queen' (65 million global streams, 518K+ TikTok videos).


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    Nathaniel Rateliff - And It's Still Alright - Fantasy
    Nathaniel Rateliff has written and recorded his first solo record since the explosive debut of his work together with The Night Sweats. And It's Still Alright, is an intensely personal 10-song album of vibrant country-blues, badland ballads, ornate Americana and jazz-inflected R&B. Rateliff's warm baritone, ranging from gently hushed to a guttural howl, imbues these superbly drawn character studies with raw, naked emotion.

    The Ballroom Thieves - Unlovely

    The Ballroom Thieves - UnlovelyThe Ballroom Thieves - UnlovelyThe Ballroom Thieves - Unlovely - Nettwerk Records
    Americana-leaning indie folk band The Ballroom Thieves take on topics as heavy as politics and as joyful as lifelong companionship on their latest studio album Unlovely.


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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Tennis - Swimmer
    David Gray - White Ladder: 20th Anniversary Edition
    Monsta X - ALL ABOUT LUV
    Puss N Boots - Sister
    Eden - No Future
    Huey Lewis & The News - Weather
    Hollywood Undead - New Empire, Vol. 1
    Eyelids - The Accidental Falls
    Tami Neilson - CHICKABOOM!
    Post Animal - Forward Motion Godyssey
    Tan Cologne - Cave Vaults On The Moon In New Mexico
    Gryffin - Gravity
    Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 24: Cow Palace Daly City, CA 3/23/74
    Posehn - Grandpa Metal
    The Men - Mercy
    Highly Suspect - MCID
    Robert Vincent - In This Town You're Owned
    Carly Pearce - Carly Pearce





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    David Bowie - Alabama Song: 40th Anniversary
    Fitz And The Tantrums - We Don't Need Love Songs b/w Darkest Street
    Dark Fortress - The Spider In The Web











     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Slotface - Sorry For The Late Reply

    Slotface - Sorry For The Late ReplySlotface - Sorry For The Late ReplySløtface - Sorry For The Late Reply - Nettwerk Records
    Norwegian indie rock band Sløtface deliver a powerful sophomore record in "Sorry For The Late Reply". Fierce yet melodic, the album takes on everything from break ups to climate change and lead vocalist Haley Shea's immigrant experience.


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    Purr - Like New

    Purr - Like NewPurr - Like NewPurr - Like New - ANTI
    2020 debut album from New York City born, raised and forever-based songwriting partners Eliza Barry Callahan and Jack Staffen. Like New was produced by Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty, Whitney, The Lemon Twigs). The duo - who had previously captured attention releasing deft, stripped down, warm-toned pysch-pop under their names, Jack and Eliza - shifted to what naturally felt like their next musical gear. If Jack and Eliza showcased the songwriting prowess of a promising young duo (they are both still in their early twenties), then Purr let's Callahan's and Staffen's work bloom in the fertile ground of a fully realized soundscape. Purr builds upon an ageless, classic sound that at once looks at the past while leaning into their own, individual future - with Staffen's and Callahan's vocals humming at the center.


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  • New Release Round-Up 02-07-20

    Green Day - Father Of All


    Green Day - Father Of AllGreen Day - Father Of AllGreen Day - Father Of All - Warner Bros
    Five-time Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day unleash their thirteenth studio album, Father Of All... on Reprise / Warner Records. Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams. Their 1994 breakout album Dookie, which sold over 10 million and achieved diamond status, is widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock, catapulting a career-long run of #1 hit singles. Entertainment Weekly calls Green Day, “The most influential band of their generation,” while Rolling Stone attests, “Green Day have inspired more young bands to start than any act this side of KISS, and that doesn't seem to be changing.” In 2004, Green Day released the rock opera American Idiot which captured the nation’s attention, selling more than 7 million copies in the U.S. alone and taking home the coveted Grammy Award for Rock Album of the Year. Mojo declared “It's exhilarating stuff, the kind of record that sets new parameters as to what is possible from a punk rock'n'roll band in the 21st century.” In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway to critical and commercial acclaim.


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    Nada Surf - Never Not Together

    Nada Surf - Never Not TogetherNada Surf - Never Not TogetherNada Surf - Never Not Together - Barsuk
    With their ninth album, Nada Surf: Matthew Caws, Daniel Lorca, Ira Elliot, and Louie Lino continue pursuing their humanistic vision of the world through hooky, catchy rock songs with sharply drawn, yet tenderly felt lyrics. Never Not Together, is a compact, yet wide-ranging collection of songs that revel in the quartet's ability to evoke and reflect grand and intricately wrought emotions, whether through sweeping guitar solos or hushed-whisper vocals. Never Not Together was recorded at the Coach House Studio in Wales' Rockfield Studios, where artists like Echo & the Bunnymen, the Flamin' Groovies, and Dumptruck recorded albums. "I've been seeing the name on albums for so long," says Caws. "It's a working farm, and the founder/owner, Kingsley Ward, would come in and tell us stories when he wasn't farming. I'd walk into town every morning and listen to the sheep talking as I walked by them. "That openness to listening to their fans, to each other, to the world has helped inform Nada Surf's legacy as down-to-earth rock stars musicians who can command festival stages around the world while connecting to audience members on a personal level, conscious of the shared humanity every step of the way.


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    Oh Wonder - No One Else Can Wear Your Crown

    Oh Wonder - No One Else Can Wear Your CrownOh Wonder - No One Else Can Wear Your CrownOh Wonder - No One Else Can Wear Your Crown - Republic
    Oh Wonder are one of the UK's best-kept secrets. What started with the relatively modest ambition of uploading one track per month on Soundcloud quickly transformed into two albums and two tours, more than 1.2 million global adjusted album sales and this hotly anticipated third album 'No One Else Can Wear Your Crown'. First single 'Hallelujah' is a statement of intent and marks the start of the band's next chapter, no longer DIY pop-stars-in-hiding.


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    La Roux - Supervision

    La Roux - SupervisionLa Roux - SupervisionLa Roux - Supervision - Supercolour Records
    Grammy-winning and BRIT and Mercury-Prize-nominated artist La Roux returns with her first new material in five years - 'Supervision' out this week on her own label Supercolour Records. From cover to contents, this is unequivocally the album Elly Jackson always wanted to make - a claim that with some artists might ring alarm bells, but in this instance simply means that ‘Supervision’ sounds precisely, unmistakably, gloriously like La Roux. La Roux shot to worldwide fame with her debut self-titled album in 2009 selling over 6 million singles worldwide and - in addition to collaborations with the likes of Skream, Kanye West, and Major Lazer – helped reshape pop as we now know it. Elly’s second album, 'Trouble In Paradise', was a critically-adored reinvention, topping the Dance/Electronic charts in the US and landing La Roux her second top 10 album in the UK.


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    The Homesick - The Big Exercise - Sub Pop
    The Big Exercise, the second album by Dutch band The Homesick, and their first for Sub Pop, finds the group keenly second-guessing their core chemistry as a live unit, imbuing their angular post-punk workouts with baroque elements such as piano, acoustic guitar, percussion, and even clarinet. “It’s the opposite of trying to translate recorded music to the stage,” guitarist Elias Elgersma comments. “We were already playing these songs live for quite some time, so for this album, we wanted to unlock the potential of these songs further in the studio.” Opening track “What’s In Store” was in part inspired by bassist Jaap Van der Velde’s unprompted deep dive into the world of national anthems, making his own attempt to conjure a similarly timeless melody. The song seamlessly bleeds into the chivalrous prance of “Children’s Day” and the fragmented “Pawing,” righteously encouraging Erik Woudwijk’s nimble, cerebral drumming to become the band’s driving force. The headstrong wanderlust of The Big Exercise is fitting, given The Homesick’s exodus as a small-town Dutch band ready to trot the world. Contrary to the quest for belonging, roots, and provenance found on their debut album, Youth Hunt, the band’s creative trajectory is now dictated by a sense of otherness and imagination. The sharp contrasts are ever-present; the music’s new sonorous depth is underpinned by wry meditations on family ties, alternate realities, and commonplace encounters. As the band’s chief lyricists, Elgersma and Van der Velde deliberately keep each other in the dark, allowing the syntax of words and music to entangle in surprising – sometimes delightfully absurd – ways. “I Celebrate My Fantasy,” for example, summons a mirage of creeping pianos, sylvan clarinet flourishes and cartoonish sprawls with mock-paranoia, as Elgersma documents a macabre vision he had during a mild case of sleep paralysis. True to the band’s method of holding the more mundane, fleeting moments under a magnifying glass, closing track “Male Bonding” pulls a wide range of movements out of the top hat: the album’s rare heavy burst is promptly mediated by almost medieval-sounding prog rock-flirtations. The Homesick have made a record impregnated with impressions that still fit neatly under the pop umbrella. The album title’s nod to Scott Walker - “the big exercise” is a phrase pulled from a passage in Walker’s biography, Deep Shade of Blue - isn’t an aberration either: straddling pop sonority and the cacophonous fringes is something well worth aspiring.

    Stone Temple Pilots - Perdida - Rhino
    Perdida is a Deeply Personal Album that Weaves Introspective Lyrics and Unexpected Instruments Together Across 10 Songs for an Emotional and Musical Journey.

     

     

     

    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Lil Wayne - Funeral
    Sepultura - Quadra
    Spanish Love Songs - Brave Faces Everyone
    The Lone Bellow - Half Moon Light
    Isobel Campbell - There Is No Other…
    The Cadillac Three - COUNTRY FUZZ
    William Prince - Reliever
    Ben Williams - I Am A Man
    Daniel Pemberton - The Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance, Vol. 1 & 2
    Kat Edmonson - Dreamers Do
    Christopher Paul Stelling - Best Of Luck
    Yorkston/Thorne/Khan - Navarasa: Nine Emotions
    Sinkane - Gettin' Weird (Alive At Spacebomb Studios)
    John Moreland - LP5
    The SteelDrivers - Bad For You
    Bryan Ferry - Live At The Royal Albert Hall, 1974
    Avenged Sevenfold - Diamonds In The Rough
    That Dog. - Old LP




    & More .....

    Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun EP
    Pet Shop Boys - Monkey Business
    S. Raekwon - Parts Towards Whole b/w A Crow's Smile
    Mackenzie Nicole - Fun
    Sotomayor - Sin Control
    Twiztid / Jimmy Urine - Hungry Like The Wolf










     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Beach Bunny - Honeymoon

    Beach Bunny - HoneymoonBeach Bunny - HoneymoonBeach Bunny - Honeymoon - Mom & Pop
    Honeymoon is the excellent debut album from Beach Bunny, the four-piece band out of Chicago. Recorded at the iconic Chicago studio Electrical Audio with producer Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Algernon Caldwaller), the nine songs on the LP burst with energy that capture their vital and life-affirming live shows. Songs like the swooning and anthemic singles 'Dream Boy' and 'Ms. California' encapsulate the highs and lows the exiting the honeymoon stage of a relationship. The long-awaited debut LP 'Honeymoon' from Beach Bunny follows their breakout hit on Tik-Tok, 'Prom Queen' (65 million global streams, 518K+ TikTok videos). Honeymoon will be released on February 14th, 2020 following a major market tour with festival plays.


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    The Ballroom Thieves - Unlovely

    The Ballroom Thieves - UnlovelyThe Ballroom Thieves - UnlovelyThe Ballroom Thieves - Unlovely - Nettwerk Records
    Americana-leaning indie folk band The Ballroom Thieves take on topics as heavy as politics and as joyful as lifelong companionship on their latest studio album Unlovely.

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  • #BobMarley75

    #BobMarley75

    Throughout history, no artist has dominated the world of music quite like Bob Marley. A musical, political and spiritual icon of mythical proportions, both poet and prophet, Marley was the first Jamaican artist to give voice to the struggles of his people and the Rastafarian culture, and the first to gain worldwide fame. October 2020 will see the 40th anniversary of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” Released in October 1980 and taken from his ninth album Uprising (Island Records), the song was inspired by a speech from Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey’s “The Work That Has Been Done” and is considered by many as one of the greatest songs ever written in popular culture. In a time when political unrest and oppression feels more prevalent than ever, “Redemption Song” maintains a poignancy and power and acts as a long-standing testament to Bob Marley’s brilliance and voice for the people. Bob Marley’s music catalog has amassed billions of streams and sold millions of albums worldwide, while his hits compilation, Legend, remains the world’s best-selling reggae album and longest-charting album in the history of Billboard’s Catalog Albums chart.

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  • New Release Round-Up 01-26-18

     

    Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us

    Calexico - The Thread That Keeps UsCalexico - The Thread That Keeps UsCalexico - The Thread That Keeps Us - New West Records
    Over the past two decades, a strong sense of place has shaped the music of Calexico, infusing their albums with a stylistic unpredictability and richness of texture. While 2015’s Edge of the Sun brought the Tucson-bred band to the Mexico City borough of Coyoacán, their new full-length The Thread That Keeps Us mostly came to life in a house studio near the Northern California coast nicknamed “The Phantom Ship” by CALEXICO vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino.

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    Hollie Cook - Vessel of Love - Merge Records
    Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent with charming charisma to craft her own dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Cook’s ability to continually surprise, delight, and progress solidifies her position as one of the most exciting voices in reggae, and this is crystal clear on her third full-length and Merge debut, Vessel of Love.


    Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin [LP] - Drag City
    Ty Segall goes all the way, flipping the Freedom coin to find passion, laughter and savagery on both sides. A head-spinning compendium of stompers, weepers, ballads, screamers, bangers and funker-uppers, all marking a different impasse, like a flag whirling into a knot, exploding and burning on contact, in the name of life and loathing and the pursuit of what you love.

    Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee [Red LP] - J&R Adventures
    It's been 4 years since the critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, and #1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was released by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa. They have reunited for Black Coffee - another collection of scorching interpretations of ten soul gems that pair Hart’s breathtaking vocals and Joe’s masterfully expressive playing. Featuring songs made famous by; Edgar Winter, Ray Charles, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Lucinda Williams and more. LP is 180g, red vinyl, and contains an exclusive bonus track.

    Nightmares On Wax - Shape The Future [2LP] - Warp Records
    One of the most influential artists of a generation and a long-standing member of the Warp Records family, Nightmares On Wax announces his new album Shape The Future. A perfect marriage of soul, hip-hop, dub and timeless club sounds that act as a salvo masterpiece of contemporary and classic genre-blending, brilliantly solidifying Nightmares On Wax place as an inspirational electronic music figurehead.

    Cornelius - Mellow Waves [LP] - Rostrum Records
    Acclaimed Japanese producer, composer, and recording artist Cornelius first proper studio album in over 11 years, featuring the singles If You're Here, Sometime / Someplace, and In a Dream. 180g black vinyl gatefold LP

    American Folk [Soundtrack]

    American Folk [Soundtrack]American Folk [Soundtrack]American Folk [Soundtrack] - American Folk Records
    American Folk is the soundtrack to the award-winning 2018 independent film, American Folk, starring Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth. In addition to both original compositions and classic folk song renditions by Purdy and Rubarth, the soundtrack includes John Prine's ''Some Humans Ain't Human'' and Jerry Garcia & David Grisman's ''Freight Train.''

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    H.C. McEntire - Lionheart [LP]
    Steep Canyon Rangers - Out In The Open [LP]
    Django Django - Marble Skies [LP]
    Seth Macfarlane - In Full Swing [LP]
    Dream Wife - Dream Wife [LP]
    Jeff Lynne's ELO - Jeff Lynne's ELO: Wembley Or Bust [LP Box Set]
    Gord Downie - Coke Machine Glow [2LP]
    Gord Downie - Battle Of The Nudes [LP]
    Nils Frahm - All Melody [Vinyl]
    Craig David - The Time Is Now
    Mary Gauthier - Rifles & Rosary Beads [LP]
    Sarah Walk - Little Black Book [LP]
    Tribulation - Down Below [LP]
    Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs [2LP]
    Ben Miller Band - Choke Cherry Tree [LP]
    No Age - Snares Like A Haircut [LP]
    Sekel - Sekel [LP]
    Panic! At The Disco - All My Friends, We're Glorious: Death Of A Bachelor Tour Live [LP]
    Steve Hackett - Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham

    & More .....

    The Wood Brothers - Laughin' Or Crying - Single
    The James Hunter Six - Whatever It Takes - Single



     


    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 02-14-20

Artist Title Price
Justin Bieber Changes New CD: $12.59
The Ballroom Thieves Unlovely [LP] New Vinyl: $25.98
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David Gray White Ladder: 20th Anniversary Edition [4LP] New Vinyl: $69.98
Monsta X ALL ABOUT LUV [Opaque Magenta LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Eden No Future New CD: $12.14
Huey Lewis & The News Weather New CD: $9.98
Hollywood Undead New Empire, Vol. 1 [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
Eyelids The Accidental Falls New CD: $11.68
Tami Neilson CHICKABOOM! [Buttercream LP] New Vinyl: $28.98
Post Animal Forward Motion Godyssey [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
David Bowie Alabama Song: 40th Anniversary [Limited Edition Picture Disc Vinyl Single] New 7" Vinyl: $14.98
Gryffin Gravity [2LP] New Vinyl: $25.98

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Movie Releases 02-18-20

Artist Title Price
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood [Movie] A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood New Blu-Ray: $34.99
Midway [Movie] Midway New Blu-Ray: $39.99

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