Music Releases 11-23-18
In a statement, Ora said of Phoenix, "One of the most liberating feelings for me is performing and creating music. This album is a true labour of love, and it was important for me to do it my way. I'm so appreciative of the love and support from those who worked with me on the record and allowed me to create something I'm really proud of. They gave me the space and freedom to create something from my heart. Both challenging and euphoric at times, I am really proud of and grateful for the journey that the making of Phoenix has taken me on." (Rolling Stone)
Guide Me Back Home was recorded on a cross-Canada tour in early 2017 where City and Colour acoustically reworked favourite songs and performed them in an intimate solo setting
The tracklist features songs from City and Colour’s entire back-catalogue, including fan favourites ‘The Girl’, ‘Lover Come Back’ and ‘Comin’ Home’ as well as a cover of Elliott Smith’s ‘Twilight’
HOLLY GOLIGHTLY IS BACK... With her first full band album since 2015's Slowtown Now! Do The Get Along features 12 songs performed by the perfect Holly Golightly band line-up of Bruce Brand (drums), Matt Radford (double bass), Ed Deegan (guitar) and Bradley Burgess (guitar). Alongide nine original tracks there are three choice covers - 'Satan is His Name' by Steve King & The Echelons, 'Love (Can't You Hear Me)' by the Knight Bros., and 'I Don't Know', originally recorded by Ruth Brown. Holly first came to musical prominence as a member of Thee Headcoatees, a Billy Childish/Thee Headcoats all-girl splinter group in 1991. Four years later she broke away from the garage punk scene with the release of her debut solo album The Good Things, which featured a mix of folk, early electric blues, & '60s beat influenced rock 'n' roll. It's a template that she's honed over the course of 13 solo albums, along the way impressing celebrity fans such as Jim Jarmusch (Holly's track Tell Me Now So I Know featured as the main title theme in his Broken Flowers movie), and most notably Jack White who duetted with Holly on It's True That We Love One Another, the final track on the classic White Stripes album Elephant. Holly's been busy over the last decade as half of blues/Americana duo Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs (The Brokeoffs being multi-instrumentalist Lawyer Dave). The pair have released a string of well received albums, and undertaken many tours on both sides of the Atlantic.
The genre-breaking Slovenian collective have re-recorded the soundtrack for the beloved Julie Andrews film, The Sound of Music. In 2015, Laibach famously performed much of The Sound of Music's soundtrack in Pyongyang, North Korea. Included on this album are Laibach's industrial-leaning takes on favorites such as the musical's title track, "Favorite Things" and "Do-Re-Mi." Also featured are the band's renditions of "Arirang," the unofficial national anthem of Korea, and "The Sound of Gayageum," a drum-heavy composition highlighting the traditional Korean instrument.
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An album about crossing physical and metaphorical borders that has never been timelier: Calexico’s classic album “The Black Light“ turns 20 this year! This limited edition celebratory anniversary edition includes all new artwork by Victor Gastelum, extensive liner notes, and 11 bonus tracks. What was surprising about The Black Light (and what set its architects apart from their indie rock peers) was the album’s unusual willingness to wade into the rapids of American and Mexican culture, fully immersing itself midstream. From the outset, with ‘Gypsy’s Curse’, the record combines guitar twang and flamenco flourishes; and by its end, almost an hour later, it’s contrived a skillful and instinctive union of smoky bar room jazz, arthouse indie rock, and compelling mariachi brass in ‘Frontera’. If Calexico falls short as a name, it’s only in the fact that ‐ along‐ side their mining of Mexico’s fertile musical past ‐ Joey Burns and John Convertino weren’t just digging into California’s songbook... they were unearthing America’s too.
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Broken up over three movements and containing over 140 minutes of music and video, “Symphonic Terror - Live at Wacken 2017” captures Accept on stage at Wacken 2017 in front of over 80,000 metal fans alongside the Czech National Symphony performing hits such as “Die By the Sword”, “Restless and Wild” and many others including the band’s perennial hit “Balls to the Wall”. Contains 2 cds, 1 blu-ray
Inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith, Carl Craig and The White Stripes, Nova teamed up with producer The Twilite Tone (Common, Gorillaz, Kanye West) and mixing engineer Andrew Scheps (Adele, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, Beyoncé) to create a stripped-down and visceral record. From the hypnotic pull of the album opener “It’s Me On The Dance Floor” to the electronic cacophony of “White Noise,” the record breaks new ground for My Brightest Diamond, certain to win over fans old and new.
Punk legend and X co-founder John Doe has spent decades building a career that spans across various genres and even formats, with dozens of acting credits in fi lm and TV. Particle Kid is the musical identity of singer-songwriter, musician, and visual artist Micah Nelson, who - despite his young age - has an equally impressive resume. The two have played together at Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion festival and the iconic Pappy & Harriet's in Joshua Tree, CA, as well as sharing the stage for a tribute to The Doors at the Founders Award ceremony.
On this split release, the two artists cover each others' tunes with their own interpretation. As a bonus, John Doe covers a Carter Family favorite, and Particle Kid covers outsider folk hero Michael Hurley. The release is mastered at 45RPM and pressed on a 12'' gold color LP, exclusively for Black Friday.
"MISTER PEEPERS” is a song steeped in political satire, and was recently written and recorded by Ben Folds for a project in conjunction with the Washington Post Sunday Magazine. The Post approached Folds to write a song that spotlights the art of storytelling, and Folds choose to focus, with research assistance from a Post political writer, on a character currently in the news, deputy FBI Director Rod Rosenstein.
Tony Bennett and Diana Krall celebrate their shared love of the music of George and Ira Gershwin with this limited edition 10” single of Fascinating Rhythm. Fascinating Rhythm was Tony Bennett’s first physical recording in 1949, made under his then stage name, Joe Bari, which he revisits as a duet with Krall for this project. This collectable 10” single is available exclusively for Record Store Day and limited to just 3,000 copies which features a die cut jacket.
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B.E.D is the new collaboration from Baxter Dury, French Dance music pioneer Etienne De Crécy and Delilah Holiday of London punks Skinny Girl Diet. Produced by De Crécy and Dury, the record was recorded in France between 2017 and the start of 2018. Dury says ''Etienne has created a musical background for my confessional narrative and Delilah has encouraged it to be something more emotional. It's an unlikely mix that works because its short, simple and honest.''
After an awe-inspiring 20 years of blazing trails and dominating stages, UNEARTH is now institutionalized as a relentless force in heavy metal, standing the test of time with consistently triumphant creative output, tireless road warrior resilience, Blue Collar style workmanship and a resolute determination to deliver the goods.
Like Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Testament and Anthrax before them, UNEARTH emerged as part of a burgeoning revolution in heavy music but continued to maintain their relevance and mastery of their craft. They’ve resisted and prevailed against changing trends, subcultural fashions and the way music is obtained and distributed with their credibility, integrity and unique persona intact.
Extinction(s) is the 7th studio album from the Massachusetts metal stalwarts, featuring the new trakcs "Incinerate" and "Survivalist". This is the sound of state-of-the-art heaviness!
• First-ever collection of the earliest, original Lone Justice’s demos. • On CD and 45 RPM 12” EP. • Mastered and lacquers cut by Bernie Grundman. • Notes and track-by-track commentary from Marvin Etzioni. “Maria & I woodshedded for almost a year before we were ready to take the music we had uncovered out into the clubs. This is the original line-up of Lone Justice.” —Ryan Hedgecock Musician and producer Marvin Etzioni first saw Maria McKee and Ryan Hedgecock in a club in 1982, playing George Jones and Hank Williams covers. He convinced them they needed original material. After working and writing, the band added Dave Harrington (bass) and Don Willens (drums), the band worked up material with Etzioni and cut 5 of the 6 tracks at the famed Record Plant. An earlier session provides the 6th track. The Western Tapes: 1983 exhibits the genesis of this highly-influential band. While the original demo version of “Drugstore Cowboy” has appeared on various compilations, the remainder of the other tracks from the sessions have remained in the can. Two of the tracks appear in their earliest demo form and wound up landing on the classic 1988 Lone Justice debut, “Working Late” and “Don’t Toss Us Away” (written by Maria’s half-brother, Bryan MacLean of the classic band, Love) which would eventually become a top 5 smash for Country superstar Patty Loveless. Released in conjunction with the band, the 12" and CD EP were mastered by Bernie Grundman (who also cut the 45 RPM lacquers). It’s a look into where they started and foretells where they would go. As Etzioni (who would later join the band) says in his liner notes: “With countless hours together, it was a fun and innocent time. I believed we were creating a 21st century country band.” They created much, much more.
America's #1 and longest-running True Heavy Metal Band!!! Satan's Host require no introduction; an American Metal Institution and one of the original Pioneers of both Thrash and Power Metal. Through the decades Satan's Host have continually re-invented themselves, always remaining fresh, leading the pack of True US Heavy Metal! Formed in 1985, throughout the course of their 33+ year career (of evil!) Satan's Host have recorded and released 13 studio albums, several video's and live albums, have extensively toured the world, headlined every major metal festival on earth, permanently etching their pentagram-sealed mark at the very top of the Heavy Metal echelon! US Heavy Metal Titans and Power Metal legends Satan's Host have unquestionably earned their deserved place in Heavy Metal History! Satan's Host's debut album, "Metal from Hell", originally released in 1986 is a definitive and MANDATORY piece of classic Metal history alongside Slayer's "Show no Mercy", Mercyful Fate's "Melissa" and Venom's "Black Metal"! Combining Traditional Heavy Metal, Power Metal, the high-energy of 1st wave Thrash Metal and all the evil of hell, Satan's Host set a standard that is rarely surpassed to this day! The album also created the original template for Power Metal, later capitalized on by now legendary bands like Trouble, Fates Warning and Halloween. An interesting piece of Metal and Satan's Host trivia is the fact that "Metal from Hell" has been the most bootlegged album in Metal history! The band recorded their second album "Midnight Wind" in 1987, but the album was never released due to label issues, and was lost in the annals of history - Until Now! Officially released for the first time ever, Satan's Host deliver their magical second album "Midnight Wind" as it was originally intended to be. Completely remastered from the original source tapes, ensuring the best sound possible for this mandatory piece of Heavy Metal History! A Hellish opus filled with epic 'n' dynamic HEAVY METAL anthems, including a riveting cover of the American folk song "House of the Rising Sun" made popular by The Animals - No one is able to touch the sheer mastery and uniqueness of Satan's Host! One of the 25 MOST IMPORTANT albums in Heavy Metal History!
Digitally remastered edition. America's #1 and longest-running true heavy metal band! Formed in 1985, Satan's Host's debut album, Metal from Hell, was originally released in 1986 on Web Records, and is a definitive and Mandatory piece of classic 1980's metal history alongside Slayer's Show No Mercy, Mercyful Fate's Melissa, Venom's Black Metal" and Bathory's Bathory! Combining traditional heavy metal riffing with pre-power metal vocals, the high-energy of 1st wave thrash metal and all the evil of hell, Satan's Host set a standard with Metal from Hell that has rarely been surpassed to this day! An interesting piece of Metal and Satan's Host trivia, Metal from Hell has been the most bootlegged album in metal history! Finally, 2018 see's Metal from Hell's first official release since it's original 1986 publication. Additionally, the album has been completely remastered from the original source master reels, ensuring the best sounding version ever of this mandatory piece of heavy metal History! A Hellish opus filled with epic 'n' dynamic heavy metal anthems - no one's been able to touch the sheer mastery and uniqueness of Satan's Host! One of the five most important albums ever released in the History of heavy metal!