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New Release Round-Up 01-15-21

Beach Bunny - Blame Game EP

Beach Bunny - Blame Game EP - Mom & Pop Music
Beach Bunny release their new EP Blame Game out via Mom+Pop Music. The new EP follows the band’s 2020 Billboard Top 10 debut album Honeymoon, which received 4 STARS from Rolling Stone - and a print profile - a multi-page critic’s essay from The New Yorker and features with The Cut, i-D, Paper, Nylon and many more. Where Honeymoon centered on the highs and lows of new love, Blame Game takes aim at toxic masculinity, sexism and the emotional labor of unreliable relationships. Blame Game was written in quarantine and recorded in Chicago over a week in August. The four new original songs are produced by Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Joyce Manor, Modern Baseball, Remo Drive).


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition)
Jeff Tweedy - Love Is The King
Tyler Childers - Long Violent History
You Me At Six - Suckapunch
Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs
Zayn - Nobody Is Listening
Accept - Too Mean To Die
Bill Withers - Greatest Hits
Why Don't We - The Good Times And The Bad Ones
DaBaby - BLAME IT ON BABY [Deluxe 2LP]
Matthew Sweet - Catspaw
Trampled By Turtles - Blue Sky & The Devil
Trampled By Turtles - Songs From A Ghost Town
Fleetwood Mac - The Best Of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Buffalo Springfield - Retrospective: The Best Of Buffalo Springfield [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Talk Talk - It's My Life [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Billie Joe + Norah - Foreverly [SYEOR 2021 Orange Ice Cream LP]
Danny Elfman - Batman: Original Motion Picture Score [SYEOR 2021 Solid Turquoise LP]
Danny Elfman - Dick Tracy (Original Score) [SYEOR 2021 Transparent Blue LP]
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song/Hey Hey What Can I Do [Vinyl-Single]
21 Savage / Metro Boomin - SAVAGE MODE II
Lil Tecca - Virgo World
Pop Smoke - Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon
Kurt Vile - Speed Sound Lonely KV EP




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UPCOMING RELEASES

The Dead Daisies - Holy Ground

 

The Dead Daisies - Holy Ground - SPV
The Dead Daisies have started the next chapter welcoming new band member Glenn Hughes. Also known as "The Voice Of Rock", Glenn has taken over lead vocals and bass guitar, joining guitarists Doug Aldrich, David Lowy and drummer Deen Castronovo. With the addition of Glenn Hughes, The Daisies supercharge their front line through his rock solid bass grooves and unmatched vocal intensity. As all fans know, the man is a true original, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, with a rich history of music that features heavy weights like Deep Purple and Black Country Communion as well as a successful solo career. One might say: "They don't build rockers like him anymore". Followers can expect more High-Voltage Rock songs, indomitable grooves and spellbinding lyrics, all the ingredients that have made this music so timeless, out-living trends of the modern day. The sound of The Dead Daisies is entrenched in the Hard Rock way of life we all love but as a living, breathing rock band, they are constantly evolving & bringing new dynamics to a classic style.


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New Release Round-Up 01-08-21

Passenger - Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted

Passenger - Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted - Nettwerk Records
Mike Rosenberg, better known as Passenger, is a multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter from Brighton, England. Although still known for his busking, he long ago made the journey from street corners to stadiums – most notably with 'Let Her Go', which reached number 1 in 19 countries and which has now notched more than two billion plays on YouTube. For his latest album "Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted" Rosenberg explains, “I chose the album title because a lot of the songs are about drinking and the emotions felt around it” he explains. There are personal references Rosenberg adds, “I’ve recently gone through a break-up, which is always a rough time but can actually be very inspiring too. I spent a few months going out and drinking too much which was fun and heartbreaking and awful all at once. Some of the material is personal and some of it is about other people, either people I’ve met or fictional characters. That’s always been a Passenger thing: sad stories about people drenched in disappointment with that sense of what could have been.”


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Barry Gibb - Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook (Vol. 1)

Barry Gibb - Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook (Vol. 1) - Capitol
A lifelong bluegrass and country music fan, legendary singer, songwriter and producer Barry Gibb has long dreamed of a project that would bring him together with some of the artists he admires the most. With the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, that dream has become a reality with Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook (Vol. 1)—out this week via Capitol Records. Featured artists roster includes Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and more.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Morgan Wallen - Dangerous: The Double Album
Aaron Frazer - Introducing...
Lewis Capaldi - Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent: Finale
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump 20th Anniversary Collection [4LP Box Set]
Steven Wilson - 12 THINGS I FORGOT [Vinyl]
Beck - Hyperspace: 2020 Deluxe Edition
Becca Stevens - Wonderbloom
Melody Gardot - Sunset In The Blue
Viagra boys - Welfare Jazz
Greg Graffin - American Lesion [White LP]
The Cars - Shake It Up [SYEOR 2021 Neon Green LP]
K.D. Lang - Invincible Summer: 20th Anniversary Edition [SYEOR 2021 Yellow Flame LP]
Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues [SYEOR 2021 Sky Blue LP]
Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads [SYEOR 2021 Red Opaque 2LP]
Strung Like a Horse - Whoa!
Various Artists - Goodnight Songs For Rebel Girls
Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation: 10th Anniversary Remix Edition
Oliver Tree - Ugly Is Beautiful
Call Me Spinster - Call Me Spinster EP


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New Release Round-Up 12-18-20

Paul McCartney - McCartney III

Paul McCartney - McCartney III - Capitol
50 years following the release of his self-titled first solo album McCartney, featuring Paul playing every instrument and writing and recording every song, Paul McCartney releases McCartney III. Paul hadn’t planned to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of “Rockdown,” he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs would become McCartney III: a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II. Recorded earlier this year in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. McCartney III spans a vast and intimate range of modes and moods, from soul searching to wistful, from playful to raucous and all points between — captured with some of the same gear from Paul’s Rude Studio used as far back as 1971 Wings sessions. And Paul's array of vintage instruments he played on the new album have an even more storied history, including Bill Black of Elvis Presley's original trio's double bass alongside Paul's own iconic Hofner violin bass, and a mellotron from Abbey Road Studios used on Beatles recordings, to name but a few. Just as McCartney’s 1970 release marked Paul’s return to basics in the wake of the biggest band break-up in musical history, and the 1980 avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II rose from the ashes of Wings, McCartney III finds Paul back on his own, turning unexpected circumstances into a personal snapshot of a timeless artist at a unique point in history.


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Aluna - Renaissance

Aluna - Renaissance - Mad Decent
The desire for change stirs from the inside. We either listen to it-or not. Aluna chose to listen. After widespread critical acclaim as one-half of multi-platinum duo AlunaGeorge, the singer, songwriter, and producer established an unpredictable and undeniable signature sound on her 2020 solo debut, Renaissance.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Taylor Swift - evermore
Drive-By Truckers - The New OK
Mac Miller - Swimming In Circles [4LP]
Mumford & Sons - Delta Diaries [CD Book Set]
Conan Gray - Kid Krow [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD w/ Autographed Booklet]
Childish Gambino - Because The Internet [2LP]
The Brummies - Automatic World
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Soul (Original Motion Picture Score) [LP]
Jon Batiste - Music From And Inspired By Soul [LP]
The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One
Fit For An Autopsy - The Sea Of Tragic Beasts [Black/Green/White Splatter LP]
Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side: 25th Anniversary Edition
ENHYPEN - BORDER : DAY ONE [Dawn Version]
Skip Marley - Higher Place EP
NCT - NCT - The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt. 2 [Departure Ver.]
James Blake - Before EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl]
Jay Electronica - A Written Testimony
The Black Keys - Brothers: 10th Anniversary Edition [Deluxe 2LP]
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - The Non-Stop EP
Lil Baby - My Turn [Deluxe]
George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Live In Boston 1982: The Complete Concert [Deluxe 4LP]
Between The Buried And Me - Colors [2020 Remix/Remaster 2LP]
The Wedding Present & Friends - Not From Where I'm Standing
Maggie Rogers - Notes From The Archive: Recordings 2011-2016


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New Release Round-Up 12-11-20

Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions)

Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions) - High Top Mountain
Since breaking through in 2014 with his Grammy nominated Metamodern Sounds in Country Music album, Sturgill Simpson has established himself as one of the most daring and most acclaimed artists of our time. His music stretches across genres and styles, from the psychedelic soul of 2016's A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (Grammy nominated for Album of the Year and winner for Best Country Album) to the fuzzed-out rock attack of Sound & Fury in 2019. Now Simpson returns to the music of his native Kentucky with his first bluegrass project, Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions)A true "mixtape for the fans", as Sturgill calls it, sees him reimagining songs from across his catalogue backed by some of Nashville's finest acoustic virtuosos.


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Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams - Plastic Bouquet

Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams - Plastic Bouquet - New West Records
Every December, Christchurch, NZ  enjoys the start of summer as Saskatoon, SK  begins to freeze over. For as far apart as these places may seem, you would never know it from the sound of Plastic Bouquet, the debut collaborative album between Saskatoon duo Kacy & Clayton and Christchurch singer and songwriter Marlon Williams.  While on tour across Europe in 2017, Kacy & Clayton quite literally stopped Marlon in his tracks. As if playing by divine design through the radio, the pair’s “Springtime of the Year” immediately enchanted him.  Soon thereafter, Marlon hopped a flight to Saskatoon and they wrote and recorded the bulk of what would become Plastic Bouquet. They unlocked undeniable chemistry.  With Plastic Bouquet, these three musicians find common ground in dusty country spun through a kaleidoscope of psychedelic soul and dreamy fifties delivery.  They created an ethnosphere that is more than the sum of its parts. It’s also the beginning of something very exciting.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You
The Kills - Little Bastards
Laura Jane Grace - Stay Alive
Belle And Sebastian - What To Look For In Summer
Coheed & Cambria - Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Volume 2: No World For Tomorrow
Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters [Deluxe]
M. Ward - Think Of Spring
Mumford & Sons - Delta Tour EP
Deftones - White Pony: 20th Anniversary [Deluxe 2CD]
Various Artists - Willie Nelson American Outlaw (Live At Bridgestone Arena 2019)
Jeezy - The Recession 2
The Rolling Stones - I Can't Get No Satisfaction: 55th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Emerald 12in Single]
Soulwax - Nite Versions [Limited 15 Anniversary Edition Pink & White LP]
The Killers - Imploding The Mirage [LP]
Big Sean - Detroit 2
Neil Young - After The Gold Rush: 50th Anniversary Edition
Def Leppard - Hits Vegas - Live At Planet Hollywood [Limited Edition Translucent Blue 3LP]
Less Than Jake - Silver Linings
Puscifer - Existential Reckoning
John Prine - John Prine Live
Guided By Voices - Styles We Paid For
Majestica - A Christmas Carol



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New Release Round-Up 12-04-20

Shawn Mendes - Wonder

Shawn Mendes - Wonder - Island
Grammy nominated Shawn Mendes returns with his fourth studio album Wonder, the follow up to 2018’s platinum Shawn Mendes.  Includes the first single, also entitled “Wonder” and 13 other tracks recorded over the course of 2020.  “Wrote an album. It’s called “Wonder”.  "It really feels like a piece of me has been written down on paper and recorded into song. I tried to be as real and as honest as I’ve ever been.  It’s a world and a journey and a dream and an album I’ve been wanting to make for a really long time.”


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Frank Black - Christmass

Frank Black - Christmass - Demon
Demon Records is proud to present a new series of vinyl reissues from American singer-songwriter Black Francis / Frank Black. The first release in this new series is 'Christmass', a collection of acoustic performances from Frank Black's 2006 US solo tour. Recorded both live on stage and in hotel rooms whilst on the road, the album includes tracks from across Black's career. Highlights include stripped back renditions of Pixies' classics 'Where Is My Mind?', 'Cactus' and 'Wave Of Mutilation' along with 'I Burn Today', 'Bullet' and 'Nadine' from Black's solo albums. This new definitive vinyl edition is pressed on two 140g 'cactus' green vinyl.


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Green Druid - At The Maw Of Ruin

Green Druid - At The Maw Of Ruin - Earache Records
2020 release from this metal band spawned in the mile-high city of Denver Colorado, the first city to legalize marijuana. Green Druid was nominated for 'Best Metal Band' at the 303 Magazine Awards. Album closer is a cover of UK trip-hop pioneers Portishead's 'Threads'.


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Amy Winehouse - 12x7: The Singles Collection

Amy Winehouse - 12x7: The Singles Collection - Republic
A 7” singles box set comprising all of Amy Winehouse's singles from the Frank, Back To Black and Lioness: Hidden Treasures albums. Tracks include ‘Stronger Than Me’, ‘Rehab’ and ‘Love Is A Losing Game’, all of which won the Ivor Novello Award for Amy in 2004, 2007 and 2008. The set also includes the Grammy Award winning ‘Body and Soul’, a duet with Tony Bennett. The singles are housed in individual picture sleeves and pressed on black vinyl. The box also features a 20-page lyrics booklet and a set of art cards.

Also Available: The Collection [5CD Box Set]


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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman: 50th Anniversary Edition

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman: 50th Anniversary Edition - A&M
Tea For The Tillerman is arguably Cat Stevens’ best known and most cherished album. Originally released in November 1970, Universal Music will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in style on 20th November 2020 with a multi-format release suite, including a very special 5CD/BD/1LP/12” Live E.P. Super Deluxe Edition reissue of one of music’s most classic albums.  The Super Deluxe set features a brand new 2020 Remaster of the record, as well as a brand new 2020 Mix (overseen by Yusuf Islam producer / engineer David Hefti), with audio mixed from the original 1970 Island Records multi-track master tape. The 2020 Mix also appears on the 1LP which is 100% exclusive to this box set. CD3 features Yusuf’s brand new interpretations of these wonderful songs, Tea For The Tillerman², which is released on stand-alone formats on 18th September 2020. Yusuf has chosen to include it here in order to present the very most complete edition of the original album, and to show how these songs have evolved over their 50 year lifespan. CD4 features demos, outtakes and alternate versions, including two wholly previously unreleased tracks (“Can This Be Love?” and “It’s So Good”), while CD5 features 25x live performances including 5 previously unreleased tracks recorded Live At The Troubadour, 4 previously unreleased live performances from the 8th December 1970 show at Fillmore East, and 6 previously unreleased live from British, French and German TV performances in 1970/71. The Live At The Troubadour performance is also included in full on the live 12” E.P. (exclusive to this box). The Super Deluxe box set is rounded out with a BluRay featuring HD 24bit/96khz audio of the 2020 Mix, as well as 8x previously unreleased live TV performances, 7 tracks performed live at KCNET studios, Los Angeles, and the official “Father And Son” video.

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon: 50th Anniversary Edition

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon: 50th Anniversary Edition - A&M
Back in 1970 and following a period of illness and recuperation, singer-songwriting troubadour Cat Stevens re-emerged with a new record deal with Island Records and a spiritual and artistic rebirth. ‘Mona Bone Jakon’, his first album for Island, showcased a markedly different change in direction for Cat, unveiling with it a remarkable set of new compositions that included classics like ‘Trouble’, ‘Maybe You’re Right’ and the UK hit single ‘Lady D’Arbanville’. To commemorate the album’s 50th anniversary comes this definitive super deluxe box set of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’. Sounding as fresh as the day it was recorded, the original album is represented here by a brand new 2020 remaster of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road, overseen by original producer Paul Samwell-Smith 2020 on CD, as well as a new 2020 Mix by David Hefti on both CD and LP. The set also includes an exclusive third CD of previously unreleased demos, and a fourth featuring 18 live performances from 1970/71. This box is rounded out with a live 12” etched vinyl E.P. of a rare audience recording of ‘Live At Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival’ from August 1970, and with a BluRay disc featuring the original promo video of ‘Lady D’Arbanville’, plus eight live TV performances, and the HD audio of the new Mona Bone Jakon 2020 Mix. Also included is a 98-page beautifully illustrated hardcover book with extensive new sleevenotes. Finally there’s also a selection of memorabilia including Island Records press kit, two Island press photos, a replica 1970 Plumpton Jaxx and Blues flyer, a Cat Stevens tour sticker and ‘dustbin’ greetings card and pop art print in a card envelope.


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Grandson - Death Of An Optimist

Grandson - Death Of An Optimist - Fueled By Ramen
Grandson's debut EP trilogy of Modern Tragedy 1, 2, and 3, which turned Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and musician Jordan Edward Benjamin into a vocal spokesperson on some of today's most pressing political and social issues, Death Of An Optimist continues grandson's dynamic search for meaningful change with some of his most clear-eyed and assertive songwriting yet.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Arctic Monkeys - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Margo Price - Perfectly Imperfect At The Ryman
Beyonce - Homecoming: The Live Album
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - K.G.
The White Stripes - The White Stripes Greatest Hits
Deafheaven - 10 Years Gone
Coldplay - Christmas Lights [Limited Edition Blue 7in Vinyl]
Stevie Nicks - Live In Concert: The 24 Karat Gold Tour
Britney Spears - Glory: Deluxe [Opaque White 2LP]
Steven Wilson - 12 Things I Forgot
Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Complete Island Recordings [11LP Box Set]
Khruangbin - Late Night Tales: Khruangbin
Calexico - Seasonal Shift
YUNGBLUD - weird!
Steve Perry - Traces: Alternate Versions & Sketches
Rich The Kid & YoungBoy Never Broke Again - Nobody Safe
Sigur Ros - Odin's Raven Magic
Rory Gallagher - The Best Of
Various Artists - The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Original Soundtrack) [Red, Green & Clear Smoke 3LP]
Twice - Eyes Wide Open (Story Version)
SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One' [Limited Edition Orange Cassette]



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New Release Round-Up 11-27-20

RSD Black Friday 2020


RSD Black Friday
is here, so start off your shopping season the right way by hitting your favourite record store and picking out some awesome gifts for your loved ones (and yourself).  As well as the fantastic variety of record store goodies we stock all year round there will of course be some special releases exclusive to record stores streeting that day. You can check out the list of those titles right here! And you can also head over to recordstoreday.com for more details.

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Eleine - Dancing In Hell

Eleine - Dancing In Hell - Black Lodge Records
After a huge success with their EP "All Shall Burn" late 2019, Eleine now releases their third full-length album "Dancing In Hell". With a natural step into the darker and heavier sound Eleine delivers an album that sets a new standard within the symphonic metal genre with hard hitting, melodic and seductive metal that has become the renowned Eleine sound. With "Dancing In Hell", Eleine share stories of inner demons, strength and loss. You've surely been pushed down and even alone from time to time in the fight you're in, whatever that might be, right? Imagine yourself standing in the center of your own personal hell, but you have a smile on your face because you know that united we have the strength to push through. In "Dancing In Hell", you will find a legion to lean against and be a part of. Get ready to feel empowered like never before.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Miley Cyrus - Plastic Hearts
Billie Joe Armstrong - No Fun Mondays
Smashing Pumpkins - CYR
Little Simz - Drop 6 EP
Orville Peck - Show Pony EP
William Prince - Gospel First Nation
J. Lloyd - Kosmos
Flogging Molly - Swagger: 20th Anniversary [Box Set]
The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Widespread Panic - Coconut Image / Monkey Image Reissue [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
Clutch - The Weathermaker Vault Series Vol. 1
Jesse Colin Young - Highway Troubadour
Shakin' Stevens - Singled Out
Various Artists - An Americana Christmas [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green/Red LP]
Hatebreed - Weight Of The False Self
Cadaver - Edder & Bile
Dream Theater - Distant Memories - Live In London [Box Set]



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New Release Round-Up 11-20-20

Nick Cave - Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace

Nick Cave - Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace - Bad Seed Ltd
Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace is a concert film and live album by musician Nick Cave. It was filmed by cinematographer Robbie Ryan and features Cave performing solo on piano at Alexandra Palace in London. Idiot Prayer serves as the final film in a trilogy-along with 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) and One More Time with Feeling (2016)-and was described by Cave as "it's luminous and heartfelt climax."


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Tank and The Bangas - Friend Goals EP

Tank and The Bangas - Friend Goals EP - Verve
Grammy-nominated Tank and The Bangas are back with Friend Goals, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed major label debut album Green Balloon. This 6-track EP features collaborations from CHIKA, PJ Morton, and Duckwrth.


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Various Artists - Southeast Of Saturn

Various Artists - Southeast Of Saturn - Third Man Vinyl
It makes sense that Detroit had a buzzy, thriving space-rock scene in the ‘90s. What American city’s denizens had a more urgent need to disengage and think outside the grim, post-industrial rustbelt realities? With space-rock (and its close sonic cousin shoegaze) being at once expansive and introspective, it naturally appealed to the young, intelligent artists who gravitated toward its vertiginous orbit. The music of Southeast Of Saturn did not arise organically from metro Detroit’s fertile soil. Locally, garage-rock, goth-rock, neo-hippie groups, and the usual preponderance of adequate bar bands dominated the landscape. Thirsty Forest Animals guitarist Andrew Peters summarizes the prevalent attitude among the Motor City’s space-rock contingent: “I don’t think we really noticed the local Detroit scene earlier on. We were more into the bands you would see in the NME / Melody Maker, zines, and records - mostly from the UK - on the walls at Play It Again”. If anything was a major factor locally, it was Play It Again, the independent record store in the suburbs of Detroit that nurtured the scene with its amazing curation of imports and killer used records picked up on owner Alan Kovan’s British record buying trips.  Penned “Detroit Space-Rock”, the scene centered around Burnt Hair Records, Burnt Hair CEO Larry Hoffman’s Life According To Larry radio show, Zoot’s Coffeehouse and bands, such as Windy & Carl, Asha Vida, Füxa, Auburn Lull, and Majesty Crush. It was a modern movement of a more traditional “space-rock” sound, influenced less by The Stooges and MC5 and more by Spacemen 3, Loop, My Bloody Valentine and krautrock bands like Can and Neu!. Even the best-known artists on Southeast Of Saturn - Windy & Carl, Majesty Crush, Füxa - never achieved mainstream success, but within the rock underground, they inspired a cultish devotion that burns to this day.  If you missed their evanescent output the first time around, this compilation will get you up to speed over its 19 mind-altering tracks.


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Mary J. Blige - My Life: Deluxe Edition

Mary J. Blige - My Life: Deluxe Edition - Republic
Digitally remastered and expanded edition. The 3x platinum My Life was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album in 1995. In ensuing years, Rolling Stone included the album on their 50 Essential Female Albums (#17), 100 Greatest Albums of the '90s (#63) and 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (#279) lists. My Life is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige, originally released on November 29, 1994.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

mxmtoon - dawn/dusk
The War On Drugs - Live Drugs
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live In Maui
Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Nashville
Sylvan Esso - WITH [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2 LP]
BTS - BE (Deluxe Edition)
The Dirty Knobs - Wreckless Abandon
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Live In San Francisco '16
Neil Diamond - Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019
Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack)
Local Natives - Sour Lemon EP
Rilo Kiley - Rilo Kiley
Iron Maiden - Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City
Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman At Christmas
Autechre - Plus
Dame Shirley Bassey - I Owe It All To You
Five Finger Death Punch - A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2
Annie Lennox - A Christmas Cornucopia: 10th Anniversary Edition
John Fogerty - Fogerty's Factory
Mary J. Blige - My Life: Deluxe Edition
Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound Of Thunder: Remastered
Dirty Projectors - 5EPs
Various Artists - '80s TV Classics - Music From G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero


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New Release Round-Up 11-13-20

Chris Stapleton - Starting Over

Chris Stapleton - Starting Over - Mercury Nashville
2020 release from the acclaimed country music singer/songwriter. Starting Over has 14 new tracks and is Chris Stapleton's first studio album of new material since 2017. Features the single "Starting Over". Chris has received five Grammy Awards, seven ACM Awards, ten CMA Awards, and five Billboard Music Awards to date and with his first three album he has sold over eight million albums to date, including his debut album Traveller which has sold over four million copies.

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Elton John - Jewel Box

Elton John - Jewel Box - Mercury
An in-depth exploration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s extensive catalogue including early rarities and deep cuts personally curated by Elton John. The release the fans have been waiting for. With an eye watering amount of previously unheard and unreleased tracks this is a treasure trove for Elton John fans. The eight disc box set will be a beautiful hardcover book with discs housed in the back, wrapped in an outer slipcase. The collection spans the period 1965 to 2019. Also Available: And This Is Me [2LP], Rarities & B Sides [3LP] and Deep Cuts [4LP].

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The Menzingers - From Exile

The Menzingers - From Exile - Epitaph
Philadelphia-based indie rockers, The Menzingers made great use of their free time during this summer's stay at home order by recording a "re-imagined" acoustic version of their brilliant 2019 album "Hello Exile." Since forming as teenagers in 2006, The Menzingers have shown their strength as rough-and-tumble storytellers, turning out songs equally rooted in frenetic energy and lifelike detail. On From Exile, the band took their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. And while their songs often reveal certain painful truths, they ultimately maintain the irrepressible spirit that's always defined the band. These acoustic interpretations show once again how beautifully crafted these songs really are.

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Andrea Bocelli - Believe

Andrea Bocelli - Believe - Decca
The internationally renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his breathtaking new album, Believe, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. It follows his record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance at Easter from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan which was watched live by millions around the globe. It features a previously unreleased track from the late, great Italian composer Ennio Morricone, as well as ‘Gratia Plena’ –  from the critically acclaimed new movie, Fatima –, two duets with award-winning mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, and for the first time ever Andrea Bocelli has recorded his own interpretations of ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Padre Nostro’ along with familiar favourites such as ‘Hallelujah’, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. Believe, co-produced by Steven Mercurio and Haydn Bendall, is a collection of uplifting songs that have inspired and sustained Bocelli over the years.     

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Boris - Amplifier Worship

Boris - Amplifier Worship - Third Man Vinyl

Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like “explosive” and “thunderous” barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. First released in 1998, catalog staple Amplifier Worship will see its first-ever reissue with minimalistic album art from the first-press Japanese CD on November 13, 2020 via Third Man Records. The Stoughton gatefold jacket will house both officially remastered LPs, pressed at Third Man Pressing. This will also serve as Amplifier Worship’s long-awaited debut across digital streaming services. Amplifier Worship is Boris’s most intense and unrelenting album to date. Not for the faint of heart, the group incorporates mythic doom-drones, up-tempo psych-sludge and even a refreshing ribbit into their signature concoction of celestial and heavy music. Amplifier Worship is a critical chapter in the Boris canon. The album is a testament to the group's bullishness in pushing metal to it’s uncomfortable and unfamiliar edges. And it is also undoubtedly one of their best. 



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Boris - Absolutego

Boris - Absolutego - Third Man Vinyl
Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. Absolutego is a trek over a staggering mountain of sound. The tension builds with wave after wave of massive feedback, drums leading into a crushing crescendo of full-band repetition and clarity before descending deeper until finally reaching a surreal divebomb purring drone finale. This song takes notes out of the Melvins playbook and pushes the sound to it's absolute logical and visceral extreme. It sets a solid foundation for why Boris is considered to be one of the most important metal bands of the 21st century.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

AC/DC - Power Up
John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey - Dance Hall At Louse Point
Lambchop - Trip
Various Artists - Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983 - 1987
The Cranberries - No Need To Argue: Remastered
Sara Bareilles - More Love - Songs from Little Voice Season One
Nas - King's Disease
Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos - Live At The Hollywood Palladium: Remastered
Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Alice In Chains - Facelift
Randall Bramblett - Pine Needle Fire
Jess Gillam - TIME
Parker McCollum - Hollywood Gold EP
George Benson - Weekend In London
Benee - Hey U X
Yves Jarvis - Sundry Rock Song Stock
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons - We're The Bastards
Marika Hackman - Covers
Starcrawler - Lizzy B/ w Bet My Brains [Vinyl Single]
Billie Holiday / Sonhouse All Stars - Billie (The Original Soundtrack)
Katatonia - Dead Air

& More .....

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

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New Release Round-Up 11-06-20

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Return To Greendale

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Return To Greendale - Reprise
Return To Greendale is the latest installment in Neil Young’s Performance Series (#16) and features a concert (audio & on film) from the historic and unique 2003 tour supporting the release of the Neil Young with Crazy Horse album GreendaleOn the 2003 tour, Neil Young and Crazy Horse were joined on stage by a large cast of singers and actors to perform the story Neil Young wrote about the small town of Greendale and how a dramatic event affects the people living there. The ten songs from the powerful original album are performed in sequence, with the cast speaking the sung words - adding to the intensity of the performance. The live album Return to Greendale is released this week in several formats: Double vinyl, a 2 CD set, and a limited-edition deluxe box set that includes a Blu-ray of the full concert, a DVD of Inside Greendale (the making of the album documentary), 2 LPs and 2 CDs. The film of the ambitious live show captures the vibrancy of Neil Young and Crazy Horse on stage in a unique multi-media experience. It seamlessly blends together the live performance, the actors portraying each song, with the story occasionally enhanced by scenes from the Greendale - The Movie. Both the live concert film and the Inside Greendale documentary are directed by Bernard Shakey and produced by L. A. Johnson.

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Heather Trost - Petrichor

Heather Trost - Petrichor - Third Man Vinyl LLC
It’s hard to not get jaded about music itself when one deals with the ins and outs on a daily basis of what remains of the music industry. And then, well, you know how it is--when presented with music that’s actually fresh and unique, or simply fucking good, not only are we reunited with the reason we all are grinding away here, but it’s very difficult to not resort to superlatives. So we will do our best to stick to the facts here. But just do yourself a huge favor, and let this album wash over you, right now. Third Man Records is chuffed to present to you the New Mexico-based artist Heather Trost’s second or third solo full-length. Petrichor is fresh, unique, and really fucking good. Sonically, this modern psychedelic pop music is as experimental as it is accessible. Petrichor was recorded between 2018 and 2019 by Heather Trost and her husband Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel) at their home studio. The two are community activists, urban gardeners, and full-time musicians.

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Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus - We All Stand Together

Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus - We All Stand Together - Capitol
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rupert the Bear, MPL has restored and remastered in 4K the BAFTA winning Rupert and the Frog Song a 1984 short animated film, directed by Geoff Dunbar. To accompany the film a reimagined picture disc for 'We All Stand Together' is also set to be released.  The track hit #3 on the UK Singles chart and then charted again a year later in 1985.  The 7" shaped picture disc with the iconic image of Rupert The Bear and Paul McCartney is packaged in a die cut sleeve to highlight the shaped vinyl and includes an exclusive folded poster in the sleeve and outer mailer.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Laura Veirs - My Echo
Kylie Minogue - Disco
Pylon - Pylon Box [4LP Box Set]
Pylon - Gyrate
Pylon - Chomp
Olafur Arnalds - some kind of peace
Donovan Woods - Without People
Sun Ra Arkesttra - Swirling
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - Minisode 1 : Blue Hour
David Bowie - Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World)
Public Enemy - What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?
Adulkt Life - Book Of Curses
Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's Daughter [White 2LP]
Tunng - Tunng presents…DEAD CLUB
John Lee Hooker - Live At Montreux 1983 & 1990
Charlie Parker - The Savoy 10-inch LP Collection
Brothertiger - Out Of Touch
The Who - WHO: Deluxe & Live At Kingston
Amine - Limbo
Sir Woman - Bitch EP
Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never

& More .....

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

UPCOMING RELEASES

Chris Stapleton - Starting Over

Chris Stapleton - Starting Over - Mercury Nashville
2020 release from the acclaimed country music singer/songwriter. Starting Over has 14 new tracks and is Chris Stapleton's first studio album of new material since 2017. Features the single "Starting Over". Chris has received five Grammy Awards, seven ACM Awards, ten CMA Awards, and five Billboard Music Awards to date and with his first three album he has sold over eight million albums to date, including his debut album Traveller which has sold over four million copies.

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Elton John - Jewel Box

Elton John - Jewel Box - Mercury
An in-depth exploration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s extensive catalogue including early rarities and deep cuts personally curated by Elton John. The release the fans have been waiting for. With an eye watering amount of previously unheard and unreleased tracks this is a treasure trove for Elton John fans. The eight disc box set will be a beautiful hardcover book with discs housed in the back, wrapped in an outer slipcase. The collection spans the period 1965 to 2019. Also Available: And This Is Me [2LP], Rarities & B Sides [3LP] and Deep Cuts [4LP].

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The Menzingers - From Exile

The Menzingers - From Exile - Epitaph
Philadelphia-based indie rockers, The Menzingers made great use of their free time during this summer's stay at home order by recording a "re-imagined" acoustic version of their brilliant 2019 album "Hello Exile." Since forming as teenagers in 2006, The Menzingers have shown their strength as rough-and-tumble storytellers, turning out songs equally rooted in frenetic energy and lifelike detail. On From Exile, the band took their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. And while their songs often reveal certain painful truths, they ultimately maintain the irrepressible spirit that's always defined the band. These acoustic interpretations show once again how beautifully crafted these songs really are.

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Andrea Bocelli - Believe

Andrea Bocelli - Believe - Decca
The internationally renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his breathtaking new album, Believe, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. It follows his record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance at Easter from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan which was watched live by millions around the globe. It features a previously unreleased track from the late, great Italian composer Ennio Morricone, as well as ‘Gratia Plena’ –  from the critically acclaimed new movie, Fatima –, two duets with award-winning mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, and for the first time ever Andrea Bocelli has recorded his own interpretations of ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Padre Nostro’ along with familiar favourites such as ‘Hallelujah’, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. Believe, co-produced by Steven Mercurio and Haydn Bendall, is a collection of uplifting songs that have inspired and sustained Bocelli over the years.     

 Early Listen Available Video Available PlayArt Enhanced



Boris - Amplifier Worship

Boris - Amplifier Worship - Third Man Vinyl

Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like “explosive” and “thunderous” barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. First released in 1998, catalog staple Amplifier Worship will see its first-ever reissue with minimalistic album art from the first-press Japanese CD on November 13, 2020 via Third Man Records. The Stoughton gatefold jacket will house both officially remastered LPs, pressed at Third Man Pressing. This will also serve as Amplifier Worship’s long-awaited debut across digital streaming services. Amplifier Worship is Boris’s most intense and unrelenting album to date. Not for the faint of heart, the group incorporates mythic doom-drones, up-tempo psych-sludge and even a refreshing ribbit into their signature concoction of celestial and heavy music. Amplifier Worship is a critical chapter in the Boris canon. The album is a testament to the group's bullishness in pushing metal to it’s uncomfortable and unfamiliar edges. And it is also undoubtedly one of their best. 



 Early Listen Available Video Available PlayArt Enhanced



Boris - Absolutego

Boris - Absolutego - Third Man Vinyl
Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. Absolutego is a trek over a staggering mountain of sound. The tension builds with wave after wave of massive feedback, drums leading into a crushing crescendo of full-band repetition and clarity before descending deeper until finally reaching a surreal divebomb purring drone finale. This song takes notes out of the Melvins playbook and pushes the sound to it's absolute logical and visceral extreme. It sets a solid foundation for why Boris is considered to be one of the most important metal bands of the 21st century.

 Early Listen Available Video Available PlayArt Enhanced



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