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New Release Round-Up 04-20-18



Lord Huron - Vide Noir


Lord Huron - Vide NoirLord Huron - Vide NoirLord Huron - Vide Noir - Republic
Lord Huron releases new album, Vide Noir, on via Republic Records. The album follows critically lauded EPs, 'Strange Trails' and 'Lonesome Tails', which has garnered over 400M streams to-date. Previous single 'The Night We Met' is best known for featuring in Netflix's '13 Reasons Why.' The band is currently on an extensive USA headlining tour through Summer 2018.

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Thievery Corporation - Treasures From The Temple - Eighteenth Street
11th studio album from D.C. based electronic duo featuring artists: Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Notch, Natalia Clavier, and Lou Lou Ghelichkhani. The 12 track Treasures From The Temple is a continuation from their last album Temple of I & I, recorded in Port Antonio. Blending their signature sound with classic dub, dancehall, and roots vibes.

Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer

Old Crow Medicine Show - VolunteerOld Crow Medicine Show - VolunteerOld Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer - SME Nashville
Old Crow Medicine Show release their new studio album, Volunteer, on Columbia Records Nashville. The album was recorded at the historic RCA Studio A and produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson).

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The Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician - Ipecac Recordings
2018 album from US sludge-lords, this time adding Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) on bass alongside current bassist Steven Mcdonald (Redd Kross). Includes original tunes plus covers of The Beatles 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' & Butthole Surfers 'Graveyard'.

Kimbra - Primal Heart - Warner Bros
The whole world will certainly be watching Kimbra on Primal Heart. She has quietly spent the past two years assembling the 11 tracks on this body of work with hit-machine Skrillex ("Top of the World"), among other producers in Los Angeles and New Zealand. Stripping down Kimbra's music to bare emotion and heart, the album invites listeners to experience the inherent vulnerability in her voice, conveying raw feeling throughout each song.

Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe

Brothers Osborne - Port Saint JoeBrothers Osborne - Port Saint JoeBrothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe - EMI Nashville
John and TJ Osborne co-wrote every track on Port Saint Joe along with frequent collaborators Lee Thomas Miller, Kendall Marvel, Barry Dean, Shane McAnally, Troy Verges and more.  The title, Port Saint Joe, reflects the small town on the Florida coast where the real-life siblings recorded the album. Port Saint Joe is a sonic representation of who we’ve become not only as a band but as people,” says John Osborne. “Every show we’ve ever played together is on this record. Every song we’ve ever written and every mile we’ve ever ridden has led to the making of this record. Imperfections and all.” TJ adds, “we shacked up for two weeks to make an unabashed record that would reflect who we are in every way, and in the process we had the most enjoyable and memorable recording experience of our lives.”

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Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox

Joshua Hedley - Mr. JukeboxJoshua Hedley - Mr. JukeboxJoshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox - Third Man Records
With the release of his highly anticipated debut album Mr. Jukebox via Third Man Records, Joshua Hedley will embrace the role he was born to play: this generation’s classic country champion. An accomplished fiddle player, Hedley felt inexplicably drawn toward the instrument as a child. He got his hands on his own fiddle at age 8, and by 12, he was playing with middle-aged pickers at the VFW. At 19, he moved from his native Florida to Nashville, where he became an in-demand sideman at Robert’s Western World and other bars, and ultimately, a well-respected frontman. Armed with an easy croon and prodigious fiddle playing, he became known as the Mayor of Lower Broad. He hit the road to perform with artists including Jonny Fritz, Justin Townes Earle, and more, while the 2015 documentary Heartworn Highways Revisited featured Hedley prominently.

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Pennywise - Never Gonna Die

Pennywise - Never Gonna DiePennywise - Never Gonna DiePennywise - Never Gonna Die - Epitaph
Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a rich punk rock history, Pennywise began in 1988. The band would go on to amass an international following through relentless touring and a melodic high energy sound merging melodic surf punk, blistering hardcore and the classic punk of their youth. The group has solidified their place in punk history and are ready to continue their legacy with their long awaited new album, Never Gonna Die. A return to form for the band, Never Gonna Die contains 14 solid tracks that a punk fan can run in circles to.


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Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day 2018 
The Big Day is almost here, join us this Saturday and say hi as we celebrate Record Store Day and have a huge worldwide party.  The year the list of special releases only available at independent record stores includes AC/DC, Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, The Cure, Miles Davis, The Doors, Dr. Dre, The Flaming Lips, Marvin Gaye, Grateful Dead, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Courtney Barnett, Elvis, Prince, Florence + The Machine, Run The Jewels, Taylor Swift, Tank & The Bangas, U2, Wu-Tang Clan and many, many more.

A full run down of the list can be found here: recordstoreday.com

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Sting / Shaggy - 44/876
A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
Bishop Briggs - Church Of Scars
Shuggie Otis - Inter-Fusion [LP]
The Flaming Lips - Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of the Flaming Lips
Stryper - God Damn Evil
Drinks - Hippo Lite
Sløtface - Try Not To Freak Out [Pink LP]
Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel / Pop 2 [2LP]
Jonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread [Soundtrack 2LP]
The Who - Live At The Fillmore East
From Ashes to New - The Future
TesseracT - Sonder
Marcia Ball - Shine Bright
Ashley Monroe - Sparrow
Black Stone Cherry - Family Tree
Alison Moyet - The Other Live Collection
Charley Crockett - Lonesome As A Shadow

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Gundelach - Baltus EP
Jim James - Just A Fool
Ghost - Rats
Father John Misty - Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest Of Them All
Parker Millsap - Other Arrangements
The National Reserve - I'll Go Blind
Matt Costa - Time Tricks






 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleys

Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleysPost Malone - beerbongs & bentleysPost Malone - beerbongs & bentleys - Republic
Following the success of his multi-platinum debut album, Stoney, Post Malone is set to release his highly anticipated sophomore album beerbongs & bentleys on April 27th via Republic Records. The album includes the massive hit singles "Psycho" which is already Top 20 at Top 40 radio and Top 5 at Rhythm Radio and the certified 6x platinum single "rockstar" which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 consecutive weeks.

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Dr. Dog - Critical Equation

Dr. Dog - Critical EquationDr. Dog - Critical EquationDr. Dog - Critical Equation - We Buy Gold Records
'I feel like I'm in a totally new band right now,' says Dr. Dog guitarist/singer Scott McMicken. It's a bold declaration considering he's been co-fronting the beloved indie outfit for a decade-and-a-half, but it cuts straight to the heart of the intense and transformative experience behind the group's brilliant new album, 'Critical Equation.' Produced by Gus Seyffert (Bedouine, Michael Kiwanuka), 'Critical Equation' is the most infections and adventurous collection Dr. Dog has laid to tape yet. The record was born from a journey of doubt and discovery, a heavy, sometimes painful reckoning that ultimately brought the band closer together with more strength and clarity than ever before. Call it an existential awakening, call it a dark night of the soul, whatever it was, it fueled one of the most fertile creative periods in the group's history.

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Anthrax - Kings Among Scotland

Anthrax - Kings Among ScotlandAnthrax - Kings Among ScotlandAnthrax - Kings Among Scotland - Megaforce
Kings Among Scotland,” the band’s long-awaited live album, arrives in stores on April 27, 2018. Captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show.  The concert is also available on DVD.

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Keith Urban - Graffiti U

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It has been two years since the release of his chart-topping, record breaking album RIPCORD, but on Friday, April 27th, Keith Urban returns with his ninth studio album, Graffiti U. The 13-track recording, which includes his current single “Coming Home,” featuring Julia Michaels. The intimate image on the GRAFFITI U album cover was taken by world-renowned photographer Mark Seliger.

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Aisha Badru - Pendulum

Aisha Badru - PendulumAisha Badru - PendulumAisha Badru - Pendulum - Nettwerk Records
The Yonkers, NY born singer-songwriter uses airy vocals and vivid lyrics to draw listeners into her soulfully emotive world on her debut album Pendulum. "A major theme of every human’s experience is that we’re constantly swinging between good and bad," says Aisha Badru of the album’s theme. "We can’t avoid it. By realizing the that the swings aren’t permanent, you begin to develop the ability to control how you feel about the unfortunate events that may arise in your life."

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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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New Release Round-Up 04-13-18



The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy


The Weeknd - My Dear MelancholyThe Weeknd - My Dear MelancholyThe Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy - Republic
Grammy-winning artist The Weeknd releases new project ‘My Dear Melancholy,’ via XO Records / Republic Records. 'My Dear Melancholy,' follows the Weeknd's 2016 record, 'Starboy', which debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Charts and charted 2 Top 10 hits, “Starboy” & "I Feel it Coming." The Weeknd will perform at a handful of major festivals this summer, including headlining performances at Coachella & Panorama.


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King Tuff - The Other

King Tuff - The OtherKing Tuff - The OtherKing Tuff - The Other - Sub Pop
When asked to describe the title track from his new record, Kyle Thomas—aka King Tuff—takes a deep breath. “It’s a song about hitting rock bottom,” he says. “I didn’t even know what I wanted to do anymore, but I still had this urge—this feeling—like there was this possibility of something else I could be doing… and then I just followed that possibility. To me, that’s what songwriting, and art in general, is about. You’re chasing something, there is something out there calling to you and you’re trying to get at it. ‘The Other’ is basically where songs come from, it’s the hidden world, it’s the mystery. It’s the invisible hand that guides you whenever you make something. It’s the thing I had to rediscover—the sort of voice I had to follow—to bring me back to making music again in a way that felt true and good.”

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Breaking Benjamin - Ember
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Ember is Breaking Benjamin's 6th studio album and is the follow up 2015’s DARK BEFORE DAWN, which debuted #1 on Billboard's Top 200, spun off three No. 1 rock radio tracks, “Failure” and “Angels Fall,” as well as their latest hit single “Never Again.” Selling over 500K, DARK BEFORE DAWN was certified gold in early 2017.

Metallica - The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited - Blackened Recordings
The Wait is over! Nearly three decades after going out of print, Metallica release a remastered version of The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited as part of their ongoing remasters series via their own Blackened Recordings label. Originally released over 30 years ago on August 21, 1987, the collection features the band covering songs by early Metallica influencers such as Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke, Budgie, and The Misfits. The five songs from the EP were later included as a part of the 1998 multi-platinum release Garage, Inc., but the band felt it was time to bring it back in the original formats! Garage Days Re-Revisited was remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA

Laura Veirs - The Lookout - Raven Marching Band
Fresh off the success of her 2016 collaboration with Neko Case and kd lang, Laura Veirs brings you her 10th album, The Lookout. A batch of inimitable, exquisite folk-pop songs; a concept album about the fragility of precious things. Featuring contributions from Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Sufjan Stevens. Produced by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine

 

John Prine - The Tree Of Forgiveness

John Prine - The Tree Of ForgivenessJohn Prine - The Tree Of ForgivenessJohn Prine - The Tree Of Forgiveness - Oh Boy
The highly-anticipated album, The Tree Of Forgiveness, is John Prine's first collection of new material since 2005's Grammy-winning Fair and Square. Rather than going out on a limb, Prine cultivated the themes that have brought international acclaim since the 1970s. For example, he can take a topic like loneliness and make it funny or heartbreaking.  Prine teamed with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb to record in Nashville's historic Studio A, enlisting friends like Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires to sing along. The songs are new, although some had waited to be finished for decades, like a co-write with Phil Spectro called 'God Only Knows'; Another incomplete song, 'I Have Met My Love Today' now celebrates the unexpected spark that leads to lifelong romance -- with a dash of youthful innocence. The musical arrangements may be simpler than on past efforts, yet his unique ability to distill complex emotions into everyday language remains fully intact.

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A Place To Bury Strangers - Pinned - Dead Oceans
A couple of years ago, A Place To Bury Strangers were in search of a new drummer. Lia Simone Braswell, an L.A. native, had recently moved to New York, and was playing drums in shows around Brooklyn "just to keep her chops up." As it turned out, APTBS bassist Dion Lunadon caught one of those shows and, after seeing her play, was moved to ask her if she'd want to come to a band practice sometime. For well over a decade now, A Place to Bury Strangers-Lunadon, founding guitarist/singer Oliver Ackermann, and, officially, Lia Braswell-have become well known for their unwavering commitment to unpredictable, often bewildering live shows, and total, some might say dangerous volume. This week marks the release of Pinned, their fifth full-length and an album that finds them converting difficult moments into some of their most urgent work to date. It's their first since the 2016 election, and their first since the 2014 closing of Death By Audio, the beloved Brooklyn DIY space where Ackermann lived, worked, and created with complete freedom. There are searing meditations on truth and government-led conspiracies ("Execution"), as well as haunting, harmonized responses to the tensions of our current political climate ("There's Only One of Us"). It all opens with "Never Coming Back," a frightening crescendo of group vocals, vertiginous guitar work, and Lunadon's unrelenting bass. It's a clear and honest statement of intent, not just for everything that follows, but for this band as a whole.




ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

David Bowie - Changestwobowie [Black or Blue LP]
Derek Smalls - Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)
Greyhounds - Cheyenne Valley Drive
Jason Aldean - Rearview Town
Juliana Hatfield - Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John
Pentatonix - Ptx Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I
Josh T. Pearson - The Straight Hits!
The Damned - Evil Spirits
Beth Hart - Front And Center Live From New York [CD/DVD]
Mackenzie Nicole - The Edge
Moondoggies - A Love Sleeps Deep
U2 - Pop [2LP]
U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind [LP]
Brazilian Girls - Let's Make Love
Confidence Man - Confident Music For Confident People
L.A. Salami - The City Of Bootmakers
Tinashe - Joyride

& More .....

SYML - Hurt For Me EP [Vinyl]
SYML - In My Body EP [Vinyl]
U2 - Wide Awake In America EP [Vinyl]
Bush Tetras - Take The Fall EP [Vinyl]
Stimulator Jones - Tempt Me With Your Love
Trampled By Turtles - We All Get Lonely
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Talking Straight
Neko Case - Bad Luck





 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox

Joshua Hedley - Mr. JukeboxJoshua Hedley - Mr. JukeboxJoshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox - Third Man Records
With the release of his highly anticipated debut album Mr. Jukebox via Third Man Records, Joshua Hedley will embrace the role he was born to play: this generation’s classic country champion. An accomplished fiddle player, Hedley felt inexplicably drawn toward the instrument as a child. He got his hands on his own fiddle at age 8, and by 12, he was playing with middle-aged pickers at the VFW. At 19, he moved from his native Florida to Nashville, where he became an in-demand sideman at Robert’s Western World and other bars, and ultimately, a well-respected frontman. Armed with an easy croon and prodigious fiddle playing, he became known as the Mayor of Lower Broad. He hit the road to perform with artists including Jonny Fritz, Justin Townes Earle, and more, while the 2015 documentary Heartworn Highways Revisited featured Hedley prominently.
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Lord Huron - Vide Noir

Lord Huron - Vide NoirLord Huron - Vide NoirLord Huron - Vide Noir - Republic
Lord Huron to release new album, Vide Noir, on 4/20 via Republic Records. The album follows critically lauded EPs, 'Strange Trails' and 'Lonesome Tails', which has garnered over 400M streams to-date. Previous single 'The Night We Met' is best known for featuring in Netflix's '13 Reasons Why.' The band is currently on an extensive USA headlining tour through Summer 2018.

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Pennywise - Never Gonna Die

Pennywise - Never Gonna DiePennywise - Never Gonna DiePennywise - Never Gonna Die - Epitaph
Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a rich punk rock history, Pennywise began in 1988. The band would go on to amass an international following through relentless touring and a melodic high energy sound merging melodic surf punk, blistering hardcore and the classic punk of their youth. The group has solidified their place in punk history and are ready to continue their legacy with their long awaited new album, Never Gonna Die. A return to form for the band, Never Gonna Die contains 14 solid tracks that a punk fan can run in circles to.


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Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe

Brothers Osborne - Port Saint JoeBrothers Osborne - Port Saint JoeBrothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe - EMI Nashville
John and TJ Osborne co-wrote every track on Port Saint Joe along with frequent collaborators Lee Thomas Miller, Kendall Marvel, Barry Dean, Shane McAnally, Troy Verges and more.  The title, Port Saint Joe, reflects the small town on the Florida coast where the real-life siblings recorded the album. Port Saint Joe is a sonic representation of who we’ve become not only as a band but as people,” says John Osborne. “Every show we’ve ever played together is on this record. Every song we’ve ever written and every mile we’ve ever ridden has led to the making of this record. Imperfections and all.” TJ adds, “we shacked up for two weeks to make an unabashed record that would reflect who we are in every way, and in the process we had the most enjoyable and memorable recording experience of our lives.”

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Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer

Old Crow Medicine Show - VolunteerOld Crow Medicine Show - VolunteerOld Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer - SME Nashville
Old Crow Medicine Show have announced the release of their new studio album, Volunteer, due out April 20th, on Columbia Records Nashville. The album was recorded at the historic RCA Studio A and produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson).

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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...