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What's New 12-1-23

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More than 20 years in the making, i/o is Gabriel’s first album of new material since 2002’s Up. Twelve tracks of grace, gravity and great beauty that provide welcome confirmation of not only Peter’s ongoing ability to write stop-you-in-your-tracks songs but also of that thrilling voice, still perfectly, delightfully intact.

Dualtone Music Group

"The idea of retirement is nowhere in my comprehension," says Ann Wilson. Good thing, too, because the Heart frontwoman sounds way too fired up to quit on her excellent new solo album, Another Door— a powerful dispatch from a storied artist who's come back from the brink and still has a lot more living to do.

Black Country Rock

Coleman Williams (of the Hank family tree) eschews the metal trappings of his father (Hank III), instead conjuring the haunted hillbilly sound through a rough-edged band that retains traditional elements such as fiddle and pedal steel, along with his warbling vocals— honoring the roots of the family name while also finding his own lane.

Gibson Records

Much like their label, Gibson Records, Ghost Hounds are every bit as timeless as they are fresh and modern. They seamlessly manage to blur the lines between the new and the old of classic rock, and it's all done with such masterful artistry and storytelling that it's hard to believe that First Last Time is only their fourth release.


The surprise companion to the April release First Two Pages of Frankenstein, Laugh Track is the band’s most freewheeling, all-hands-on-deck album in years. It’s a body of work bristling with spontaneity and vintage rock energy that makes a perfect complement to the songs found on its more introspective predecessor.


Embracing a new era of musical exploration and lyrical depth, Within Temptation deliver a fist-in-the-air proclamation of both their moral convictions and their fearless approach to music. Imbued with a vast dynamic range that plumbs the full depth of symphonic heaviosity, Bleed Out is as exuberantly heavy as it is politically profound.


The multi-talented rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer is back with a continuation of his Love or Loved series. Part 2 is the rare musical project where the split is earned, in concept and in execution. B.I’s raw heartbreak and self-awareness shines through his willingness to take us through the love cycle once again.

Mercury Nashville

It’s been eight years since the country songsmith broke into the country music mainstream with his stellar debut album Traveller. He’s never been an artist too confined by genre lines, but Higher lets Stapleton roam free creatively. Five records in, the Kentucky native seems more comfortable with himself and his own creative vision than ever.

Better Noise

Bad Wolves refuse to follow. Instead, the platinum-certified Los Angeles band circumvent convention by stretching the boundaries of hard rock with earthquaking heaviness, enigmatic experimentation, and enthralling melodies. Bulldozing boundaries is nothing new for the boys though and Die About It continues to carry on that narrative.

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Now Hear This! – December 2023


New Release Round-Up 12-01-23

Stephen Marley - Old Soul

Stephen Marley - Old Soul - Island / Tuff Gong
Stephen Marley is one of the most respected artists in reggae and pop, with eight GRAMMY® Awards from his career as a solo artist, as a producer and as a member of his family band, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers. His brand-new album, Old Soul, is his fifth, and is releasing on UMe in partnership with the Marley Family, Tuff Gong and Ghetto Youth International. It’s Stephen stretching himself as a singer and songwriter, bringing along some special guests in a wide range of material beyond the reggae category. Among its 14 tracks is the title song, released as a single on Stephen’s fortuitous birthday, 4/20 – which also got a lyric video on Father’s Day Weekend – plus “Winding Roads,” a collaboration with Jack Johnson and the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir; a new version of his father’s song, “I Shot the Sheriff,” with Eric Clapton, who made the song globally famous, on guitar; two songs with his brothers; and unique covers of the traditional pop songs, “Georgia On My Mind” and “These Foolish Things,” both transformed into modern ska singalongs.

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Peter Gabriel - i/o
Hector Tellez Jr. - The Great Unknown
Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side Of Heaven & The Righteous Side Of Hell Volumes 1&2
Collective Soul - 7even Year Itch: Greatest Hits, 1994-2001
Daisy Jones & The Six - Aurora [Indie Exclusive Super Deluxe Edition Milky Clear 2LP]
Zach Russel - Where The Flowers Meet The Dew
Weezer - SZNZ: Winter EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Milky Clear Vinyl]
TALK - Lord Of The Flies & Birds & Bees
Saosin - Translating the Name: 20th Anniversary
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes: Remastered 2023
Bruce Dickinson - Afterglow of Ragnarok [Limited Edition Deluxe Vinyl Single + Comic]
Lil Durk - 7220
Lil Durk - The Voice
SIPHO. - PRAYERS & PARANOIA [Indie Exclusive limited Edition]
Leslie Odom Jr. - When A Crooner Dies
Robben Ford - Night In The City
The Sound Of Music [Deluxe Edition] - Original Soundtrack Recording
Counterparts - The Difference Between Hell And Home: 10th Anniversary [LP]
Brainiac - Smack Bunny Baby: 30th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Violet LP]
Kenny G - Innocence
Mayday Parade - Monster In The Closet: 10th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice 2LP]
Omar Apollo - Live For Me EP
Passion Pit - Chunk of Change EP: 15th Anniversary Edition

& More .....

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.


Neil Young - Before and After

Neil Young - Before and After - Reprise

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Michael Franti & Spearhead - Big Big Love

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Big Big Love - Boo Boo Wax

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New Release Round-Up 11-24-23


What's New 11-17-23

Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group

Three decades since the release of his debut album, 1995's Ledbetter Heights, this Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum bandleader still sounds like the future of the blues. If you’re expecting autopilot twelve bars then prepare to be thrown a volley of curveballs in the best way possible. As on any KWS album, songs are the currency, and these no-polish-needed tunes demand to be heard, lifting listeners above their circumstances at a time when life often feels bleak and bone-raw.

Round Hill Records LLC

The Long Goodbye (the band’s final release) is meant to be a love letter to the millions of Candlebox fans out there, which is certainly a noble gesture, but the music on it hits hard and makes an impact like a band that still has a youthful chip on its shoulder. The songs deal head-on with themes like maturity, fleeting time, and lasting love in deep and meaningful ways using a powerful, rock and roll manner that will breach your defenses and reach your spirit long after they’ve exited the stage.

Antone’s Records / New West

Dickinson delivers an album of songs from his community that run four generations deep. The North Mississippi Allstars co-founder creates a record worthy of its own traditions. “This collection of my childhood favorites was recorded for fun, at home, with family and friends, in the spirit of sharing,” Dickinson says. “As a new father, I needed music that my family and friends could enjoy that’s also suited to my funky taste and organic, acoustic aesthetic. Everyone is welcome.”

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