News

New Release Round-Up 06-15-18

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope DownsRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope DownsRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs - Sub Pop
It's rare that a band's debut album sounds as confident and self-assured as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's Hope Downs. To say that the first full-length from the Melbourne quintet improves on their buzz-building EPs from the last few years would be an understatement: the promise those early releases hinted at is fully realized here, with ten songs of urgent, passionate guitar pop that elicit warm memories of bands past, from the Go-Betweens' jangle to the charmingly lo-fi trappings of New Zealand's Flying Nun label. But don't mistake Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever for nostalgists: Hope Downs is the sound of a band finding its own collective voice.

Video Available



_________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________

Arthur Buck - Arthur Buck

Arthur Buck - Arthur BuckArthur Buck - Arthur BuckArthur Buck - Arthur Buck - New West Records
Sometimes the catalyst for creating great art is simply being in the right place at the right time. For Arthur Buck, the new collaboration between singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and guitarist Peter Buck, that place was Mexico, and that time was the fall of 2017.  Specifically, a little town off the Baja coast named Todos Santos, with the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the east and the bright blue Pacific stretching out infinitely to the west. It is here that Buck has, for the last several years, held the Todos Santos Music Festival, which he created with his wife, Chloe Johnson, in 2012, shortly after R.E.M. called it a day. Among the many artists who have played the festival is Joseph Arthur, who also happened to leave behind a guitar—a Dobro, specifically—after his last appearance there. And so last year he made the trek down to Todos Santos to pick up the instrument. Which is where he ran into Peter Buck. That was the beginning of Arthur Buck. The creative result of this relationship is a vibrant 11-song collection that captures the spontaneity at the heart of the project—right down to the 1-2-3-4 count off from Buck that opens the record—with sounds and styles meshed together in an easy, almost playful manner. Tchad Blake was brought in to mix the proceedings, and the result is the new Arthur Buck—the result of a shockingly productive burst of inspiration.

Early Listen Available Video Available


_________________________________________________________

Johnny Marr - Call The Comet - New Voodoo
Recorded with his band in Manchester at Johnny Marr's Crazy Face studios, 'Call The Comet' is the third solo record from the Smith's guitarist and follows 2013's critically acclaimed The Messenger and 2014's Playland; both of which made the UK top 10. "Call The Comet is set in the not-too-distant future" says Marr, "and is mostly concerned with the idea of an alternative society.  It's my own magic realism."  Songs include Actor Attractor, Walk Into The Sea, Bug and recent live favourite Spiral Cities.  "The characters in the songs are searching for a new idealism, although there are some personal songs in there too.  It's something that people like me can relate to." Says Marr.

The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound Sessions - Side One Dummy
The Gaslight Anthem and SideOneDummy celebrate 10 years of the seminal album, The '59 Sound. New compilation features rare, unreleased, and alternate takes recorded during The '59 Sound Sessions. Launching a tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the album, kicking off May 27th in Washington D.C.

Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic - Warner Bros
In the months since the passing of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda has immersed himself in art as a way of processing his grief. With no agenda, Shinoda hunkered down alone in his Los Angeles home and began writing, recording, and painting. In January, he released the Post Traumatic EP consisting of three deeply personal songs - each one a powerful, stream-of-consciousness expression of unvarnished grief - accompanied by homemade visuals that Shinoda filmed, painted and edited himself. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with New York Times stating, "The tracks are reverberant electronic dirges; the rhymes, heading into sung choruses, testify to bewilderment, mourning, resentment, self-pity and questions about what to do." Following the EP release, Shinoda continued to create, and the result is Post Traumatic, a transparent and intensely personal album that, despite its title, isn't entirely about grief, though it does start there. "It's a journey out of grief and darkness, not into grief and darkness," Shinoda says. Ultimately, Post Traumatic is an album about healing. The songs, though specific about Shinoda's experience with loss, manage to be universally relatable, thanks to their honesty and heart. "If people have been through something similar, I hope they feel less alone," he says. "If they haven't been through this, I hope they feel grateful."

The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016

The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 - UME
The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016’ presents this monumental era in Rock N’ Roll history in a highly bespoke, lenticular mounted, limited edition box-set housing the 15 x Studio Albums from Sticky Fingers through Blue & Lonesome in faithful & intricate original packaging replications. Every album has been lovingly remastered & cut at revelatory Half-Speed at Abbey Road Studios from vinyl specific original tape transfers designed to get the very best possible sound from the format. Each album is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl, includes a download card for HD digital redemption of the catalogue & includes a numbered certificate of authentication.

Video Available





_________________________________________________________

 



ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

State Champs - Living Proof
Christina Aguilera - Liberation
Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
Calpurnia - Scout
Sepultura - Arise: Expanded Edition
Gin Blossoms - Mixed Reality
Wilko Johnson - Blow Your Mind
Mayday Parade - Sunnyland [Bone Colored LP]
Fantastic Negrito - Please Don't Be Dead
Olivia Chaney - Shelter
Chromeo - Head Over Heels
5 Seconds Of Summer - Youngblood
Tom Waits - Bawlers [Remastered LP]
Tom Waits - Brawlers [Remastered LP]
Tom Waits - Bastards [Remastered LP]
Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well
The Darkness - Live At Hammersmith
Chuck Auerbach - Remember Me

& More .....

Nick Lowe - Tokyo Bay / Crying Inside
Daniel Avery - Projector EP
Protomartyr - Consolation EP
Yuno - Moodie EP
Nilufer Yanya - Do You Like Pain? EP
Hatchie - Sugar & Spice EP









 

 

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.

 

Read more...

New Release Round-Up 06-08-18

New Releases 08 June 2018


Dave Matthews Band - Come Tomorrow - RCA
Come Tomorrow is the ninth studio album from Dave Matthews Band. The album is their first since 2012's Away from the World.

Dierks Bentley - The Mountain

Dierks Bentley - The MountainDierks Bentley - The MountainDierks Bentley - The Mountain - Capitol Nashville
The Mountain is Dierks Bentley's ninth studio album. The writing process came together quickly when Bentley returned to Telluride a short time later for a retreat with fellow songwriters Natalie Hemby, Luke Dick, Ross Copperman, Jon Randall, Jon Nite and Ashley Gorley. The bulk of the album’s songs, including the title track were written during that week, which Bentley describes as the most inspiring creative experience he’s ever had.

Early Listen Available  Video Available





_________________________________________________________

Sugarland - Bigger

Sugarland - BiggerSugarland - BiggerSugarland - Bigger - Big Machine Records
GRAMMY® Award-winning pair Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are refreshing their musical visions while staying true to an authentic sound and emotive songwriting that has made Sugarland ubiquitous with Country music duos. The Georgia natives released their first new music in seven years with “Still The Same” setting the tone for their joint venture with Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. Their highly-anticipated new album BIGGER is released this week.

Video Available





_________________________________________________________

Lily Allen - No Shame - Warner Bros
No Shame is Lily Allen's most personal, insightful and fully-formed record to date. It includes lead song "Trigger Bang" featuring Giggs, which The Guardian describes as, "a return to the melancholic pop that made her so intriguing." Working with collaborators Fryars, Mark Ronson, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, Burna Boy, P2J and Cass Lowe to create No Shame, Lily says her goal was to make an album that is "as truthful as possible." Speaking about the sense of catharsis that came with making the album, she says, "I believe that we as humans work through things by talking about them, and that's what making music is for me. It's sharing things that you hope are going to connect with people, not that are going to connect with algorithms."

The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Beach Boys - The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic OrchestraThe Beach Boys - The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic OrchestraThe Beach Boys - The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Capitol
This album combines the brilliant original vocal harmonies of The Beach Boys’ classics with brand new symphonic arrangements performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, creating a unique and special experience of these 17 iconic songs.

Video Available





_________________________________________________________

 



ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Yob - Our Raw Heart
Lykke Li - So Sad So Sexy
Tremonti - A Dying Machine
Ne-Yo - Good Man
Shannon Shaw - Shannon In Nashville
Flasher - Constant Image
Dance Gavin Dance - Artificial Selection
Jorja Smith - Lost & Found
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars
Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story The Soundtrack
Megadeth - Killing Is My Business...And Business Is Good - The Final Kill
Eleanor Tomlinson - Tales From Home
Kadhja Bonet - Childqueen
Erin Rae - Putting On Airs
Holly Golightly - Singles Round-Up
Gruff Rhys - Babelsberg
Howlin Rain - The Alligator Bride
Fickle Friends - You Are Someone Else


& More .....

Alice Merton - No Roots EP [Vinyl]
The Get Up Kids - Kicker EP [Vinyl]
Buddy Guy - Cognac
AHI - Made It Home
Weezer - Africa
Arthur Buck - American Century
Mystic Bowie - Life During Wartime
Passenger - Why Can't I Change Video Available








 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope DownsRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope DownsRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs - Sub Pop
It's rare that a band's debut album sounds as confident and self-assured as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's Hope Downs. To say that the first full-length from the Melbourne quintet improves on their buzz-building EPs from the last few years would be an understatement: the promise those early releases hinted at is fully realized here, with ten songs of urgent, passionate guitar pop that elicit warm memories of bands past, from the Go-Betweens' jangle to the charmingly lo-fi trappings of New Zealand's Flying Nun label. But don't mistake Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever for nostalgists: Hope Downs is the sound of a band finding its own collective voice.

Video Available



_________________________________________________________

Arthur Buck - Arthur Buck

Arthur Buck - Arthur BuckArthur Buck - Arthur BuckArthur Buck - Arthur Buck - New West Records
Sometimes the catalyst for creating great art is simply being in the right place at the right time. For Arthur Buck, the new collaboration between singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and guitarist Peter Buck, that place was Mexico, and that time was the fall of 2017.  Specifically, a little town off the Baja coast named Todos Santos, with the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the east and the bright blue Pacific stretching out infinitely to the west. It is here that Buck has, for the last several years, held the Todos Santos Music Festival, which he created with his wife, Chloe Johnson, in 2012, shortly after R.E.M. called it a day. Among the many artists who have played the festival is Joseph Arthur, who also happened to leave behind a guitar—a Dobro, specifically—after his last appearance there. And so last year he made the trek down to Todos Santos to pick up the instrument. Which is where he ran into Peter Buck. That was the beginning of Arthur Buck. The creative result of this relationship is a vibrant 11-song collection that captures the spontaneity at the heart of the project—right down to the 1-2-3-4 count off from Buck that opens the record—with sounds and styles meshed together in an easy, almost playful manner. Tchad Blake was brought in to mix the proceedings, and the result is the new Arthur Buck—the result of a shockingly productive burst of inspiration.

Early Listen Available Video Available


_________________________________________________________

 

The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016

The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 - UME
The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016’ presents this monumental era in Rock N’ Roll history in a highly bespoke, lenticular mounted, limited edition box-set housing the 15 x Studio Albums from Sticky Fingers through Blue & Lonesome in faithful & intricate original packaging replications. Every album has been lovingly remastered & cut at revelatory Half-Speed at Abbey Road Studios from vinyl specific original tape transfers designed to get the very best possible sound from the format. Each album is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl, includes a download card for HD digital redemption of the catalogue & includes a numbered certificate of authentication.

Video Available





_________________________________________________________

 

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.

 

Read more...