ALABAMA SHAKES - Sound & Color - ATO Records
Alabama Shakes's Sound & Color is the follow-up to the band's Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls, which earned the group three GRAMMY nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist. Sound & Color demonstrates the tremendous strides made by a group of musicians who had only been playing together for a few months when they recorded their first album. From the searing single "Don't Wanna Fight" to the garage-rock freak-out on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new direction.
FRANK SINATRA - Ultimate Sinatra - UME
The defining voice of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra enjoyed a legendary recording career that spanned six decades, beginning with his earliest session in 1939 and culminating with his last in 1993, for his world-renowned, multi-platinum Duets and Duets II albums. Ultimate Sinatra presents key recordings spanning the Chairman of the Board's recordings for Columbia, Capitol and Reprise, together for the first time. Ultimate Sinatra's single-disc CD brims with 25 stellar recordings representing a cross-section of Sinatra's unparalleled recording career. Also available is the Ultimate Sinatra: The Centennial Collection which is a 4CD set of 100 Songs Celebrating 100 Years.
PASSION PIT - Kindred - Sony
Kindred, is the new album from Passion Pit. Kindred was written by Passion Pit creative force and frontman Michael Angelakos and recorded in New York City. The album was produced by Angelakos alongside longtime collaborators and co-producers Chris Zane and Alex Aldi, as well as Benny Blanco. Kindred follows Passion Pit's 2012 hit Gossamer, which found the band selling out Madison Square Garden, appearing on "Saturday Night Live" and a special "Live on Letterman" performance, and playing at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Outside Lands and more.
DRAKE - If You're Reading This It's Too Late - Republic
Drake “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” debuted with no advertisement and scanned over 500,000 copies in 3 days. This physical release features two exclusive tracks “How About Now” and “My Side”.
GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS - A Forest Of Arms - Nettwerk
A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow-up to their 2012 Juno Award and Polaris Music Prize nominated New Wild Everywhere. The album is a return to Dekker's naturalistic folk sound, as well as the process of recording in unique and unusual locations, which provided elements for some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded. Those familiar with past Great Lake Swimmers albums will recognize the thematic threads of beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold us together.
DELERIUM - Rarities & B-Sides - Nettwerk
Rarities & B-Sides contains 3 new songs, including Glimmer featuring Emily Haines (of Metric), Aurora featuring rising star Rykka and Ray, featuring the iconic Delerium singer, Kristy Thirsk. Beyond this, all these songs have never been released digitally and include such gems as Stopwatch Heart featuring Emily Haines and the Daylight Edit, featuring Matthew Sweet. This collection highlights the rich history of Delerium, who trail blazed trance and anthemic dance with Silence in the 90s and is still going strong, as highlighted by this extraordinary collection of songs.
MEW - + - - PIAS America
Danish indie-prog-rock/noisemeisters Mew, following a somewhat extended hiatus, announces its long-awaited new album, the band's first in six years, + - (as in "plus minus"). The album features the band's original line up - Jonas Bjerre (vocals), Bo Madsen (guitar), Johan Wohlert (bass), and Silas Utke Graae Jorgensen (drums). With this new release, Mew continues its penchant for enigmatic album titles. Their previous outing in 2009, "No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away//No More Stories, The World is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away," revelled in ambition. " + - " is available as a 10-track CD, deluxe double CD, and a double vinyl album.
THE WEEPIES - Sirens - Nettwerk
Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music, five records over seven years. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.
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The new album from Blur, titled The Magic Whip, started life in Hong Kong when the band had an unexpected break in touring in May 2013. It is released by Parlophone Records on 28 April 2015 - 16 years since 13, the band's last record as a four-piece. The recordings for the band's eighth studio album began in Spring 2013 at Avon Studios in Kowloon. Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree spent 5 days jamming together and carried on with their live dates while the recordings were put aside and the group finished touring and returned to their respective lives.$19.99 $16.99
Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton will release a brand-new ‘Best Of' compilation, entitled Forever Man, via Reprise Records on April 28th in the U.S. Featuring 33 tracks over two CDs, Forever Man spans three decades of Clapton's Reprise Records years and features classic studio tracks and a Blues-themed disc.
MG is a new instrumental album from Martin Gore. As one of the founding members of Depeche Mode, his work now spans over three decades with combined sales of over 100 million records worldwide. MG sees Martin returning to his solo career for the first time since 2003’s Counterfeit2. However, in reality, it should be seen as a continuation following on from Martin’s collaboration with fellow Depeche Mode founder (and founding Erasure member) Vince Clarke on VCMG’s critically acclaimed SSSS (released in 2012). The new album, MG, sees Martin Gore further develop his love, passion and respect for electronic music. In a recent interview, Martin described the creation of the album : “I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality”.$13.99 $11.99
Danish indie-prog-rock/noisemeisters Mew, following a somewhat extended hiatus, announces its long-awaited new album, the band's first in six years, " +- " (as in "plus minus"). The album is set for an April 28, 2015 North American release (Play It Again Sam), and features the band's original line up - Jonas Bjerre (vocals), Bo Madsen (guitar), Johan Wohlert (bass), and Silas Utke Graae Jorgensen (drums). With this new release, Mew continues its penchant for enigmatic album titles. Their previous outing in 2009, "No More Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away//No More Stories, The World is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away," revelled in ambition. " +- " will be available as a 10-track CD, deluxe double CD, a double vinyl album, and digitally through all normal outlets.$13.99 $11.99
Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music, five records over seven years. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.$14.99 $12.99
Cherry Bomb, the highly anticipated new album from Tyler, The Creator, will be released in physical format on April 28, 2015. Tyler, The Creator is the leader and co-founder of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future, and he has rapped on and produced songs for nearly every Odd Future release to date. His debut album Bastard, was released in December of 2009, followed by Goblin in April 2011. His third album Wolf, was released to critical acclaim in April of 2013, and debuted at # 3 on the Billboard Top 200. There are 5 different covers available for this release. Covers are shipped out randomly.
Swedish skate-punk quartet Millencolin return with their first album in seven years, True Brew. Titled to reflect the tight bonds and egalitarian politics that have kept the original band lineup in place for over 20 years, True Brew is a return to the punk roots that inspired the band’s formation. “Since we started the band we have tried with every new record to explore new ground,” vocalist/bassist Nikola Sarcevic offers. “If the other albums were going further away from where we once were, this one is digging deeper right down in the core of the kind of punk rock the once got us started.”$13.99 $11.99
Describing the album's direction, Zac told Rolling Stone earlier this year that it will have "things that people will expect and things that they don't." "Homegrown" the band's highest chart debut, which is bulleted at #10 on country radio this week has earned massive fan support and early praise for its "rock feel" (Country Weekly) and "intricately arranged vocal harmonies" (Billboard); "Dress Blues", written by Jason Isbell, is a somber and stirring tribute to members of the military who have been killed in service; and "Heavy Is the Head", which features Chris Cornell, the multi Grammy winning singer/songwriter and legendary front man for pioneering rock bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, makes its world premiere this Friday, March 6th on iHeartRadio's Mainstream and Active Rock station. The album also features a collaboration with Sara Bareilles.
The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost is the first part of the 3rd Joker Card in the second Deck of the Dark Carnival Saga by Insane Clown Posse.
Suffer in Peace is the Missouri native’s sophomore album and sharing the production duties are Jim Catino and Julian King; both of whom produced Farr’s debut album Redneck Crazy which released in 2013 and landed at #2 on the Country Albums Chart and #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart.
Musique de film imaginé (music for film imagined) is a soundtrack that pays homage to the great European film directors of the late '50s and '60s, such as François Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard (to name but two), created by Anton Newcombe on behalf of The Brian Jonestown Massacre for an imaginary French film. Named in tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones guitarist and his influence in introducing Eastern culture and music into the world of western rock and roll, The Brian Jonestown Massacre formed in San Francisco, California in 1990.$16.99 $14.99
Songs from The World's Greatest Musicals: The Phantom Of The Opera, Les Misérables, Into The Woods A Chorus Line, Carousel, Sweeney Todd, The Wizard Of Oz and many more. Special Guests: Kelly Clarkson, Chris Botti
The personal and professional partnership of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo is one of classic rock’s great love stories. Now, the two of them are celebrating their life together with their 35th anniversary tour. To coincide with the tour, the duo are releasing a CD/DVD compilation, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: The 35th Anniversary Tour, that contains 14 of their biggest hits.$11.99 $10.99
7th studio release from the legendary MC and memeber of Wutang Clan! Features guest appearances from Busta Rhymes, French Montana and more!$13.99 $11.99
Bombastic, hard-driving, generation-spanning rock n’ roll with instantly memorable, sharp-as-hell hooks propel Everclear’s new studio album, Black Is The New Black. Muscular but melodic, this is the sound of a band driven and united by singular, intense purpose. At an average of three-minutes each, the songs rip forward with palpable swagger, supercharged by a mix of autobiographical exorcism and narrative storytelling, from the gut and throat of Everclear’s singer, guitarist, co-founder and songwriter - Art Alexakis. Black Is The New Black is a diverse and timeless sounding collection, without ballads and without nostalgia. This is a heavy guitar record.
Fading Love is George Fitzgerald’s long-awaited debut album. His full length debut establishes an exciting new chapter for the acclaimed British producer and DJ, marking an expansion out from his blistering mainroom sets across Europe and the UK, and into the realm of songwriter / producer alongside peers such as Caribou, Jon Hopkins, and Four Tet.
Michael Angelo, the coveted self-titled LP by Missouri-based singer/songwriter Michael Angelo Nigro, is a dreamy snapshot of folk-rock and light psychedelia. Filled with arresting lyrical imagery and Beatles-esque vocals, Michael Angelo has long been considered a heavy hitter in the realm of out-of-time vinyl treasures. Anthology Recordings is honored to present the first fully-authorized reissue of this 1977 rarity.
Braids are a three-piece experimental pop band from Montreal. To record their third album, Deep In The Iris, Braids decamped to a series of retreats in the mountains of Arizona, Vermont, and upstate New York. Surrounded by nature in all its warm vitality, the longtime bandmates strove to shed the fabric of their day to day relationships, being bare and vulnerable before one another. What resulted is Deep In The Iris, their strongest record to date - powerful, yet fragile; immaculately sculpted, but deeply human.
Paul de Jong is best known as the cofounder, cellist and resident found sound savant of the beloved, defunct collage-pop duo, the Books. Five years after that band delivered their final album, The Way Out, to much acclaim, de Jong delivers his first solo album, IF.
With the release of One World, Jesse Cook is ready to return with a vengeance. Jesse has spent the past 2 years touring North America in support of his PBS Television Pledge Concert film Jesse Cook Live In Concert. This PBS Pledge Drive film has played on over 80% of the PBS stations in the country including such major markets as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Detroit, Seattle, Denver, Miami, Nashville, Pittsburgh, and Washington DC.
Out of the modern musical abyss comes Jackson Scott, a 22-year-old artist living in Asheville, NC. Finding pure metaphysical euphoria within the depths of cassette recorders and guitar pedals, he enjoys the simple things in life such as playing music with friends and falling into existential voids. After touring extensively for his debut album Melbourne in 2013, Jackson returned home to record an album that he could listen to in absolutely any negative or positive state of mind. His second album Sunshine Redux is a translation of this paradoxical psyche, a kaleidoscope of sounds ranging from 60 s flower power to 90 s hip-hop production techniques. Veering from nihilistic punk rock explosions to gentle sonic nightmares, it is his most cohesive musical undertaking yet.
Shit Robot and DFA are psyched to release "Where It's At" another collaboration with the singer/comedian/television star Reggie Watts. Reggie Watts' vocal performance runs the gamut of Chicago dance music history - from the gloom and melodrama of iconic label Wax Trax, to the jubilant choruses of Frankie Knuckles' house anthems. But let's not de-emphasize the solid instrumentation provided by Mr. Marcus 'Shit Robot' Lambkin - we've got that classic DFA bassline, claps, and bleeps and bloops aplenty - mixed and manipulated by none other than our own James Murphy. The flip features a remix by London producer Johnny Aux, who turns the track into a staticy, stripped down, raw Deep House banger, with hissing glimmers of icy cymbals peeking through the smog.$13.99 $11.99
Coming off of the fastest-selling album of his career, Matthew West is back with the all new album Live Forever. Featuring the hit, 'Day One,' the new album will be available April 28th. Matthew West s discography includes the acclaimed releases Happy - 2003, History - 2005, Something to Say - 2008 and The Story of Your Life 2010. His latest album Into The Light was inspired by over 10,000 fan-written stories. The album released on September 25, 2012, and earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. Also receiving a GRAMMY nomination for songwriting in 2013, his vast writing credits include Casting Crowns, Natalie Grant and Mandisa along with acts like Rascal Flatts, Billy Ray Cyrus and Diamond Rio.
Hairball, produced by Bob Cooper (Citizen), is a record that defines where Nai Harvest are right now. A pair of best friends who have found their sound on their own terms after two years of near relentless touring that has taken them to the other side of the world and back. Racing through 80's and 90's influenced indie rock, Hairball continues on the theme of their last EP and single releases, only letting up to take sharp turns into hazy garage-punk and feedback-laden grunge.
A whirling dervish of psychedelic power pop, pitchfork has called his work willfully chaotic and highly refined. Paste has dubbed it a sonic tapestry. Introducing: Sam Cohen.
London-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Chaney makes her album debut with The Longest River, available April 28 on Nonesuch Records. Chaney, a recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards double nominee, co-produced the album at the legendary RAK Studios in London with Leo Abrahams (guitarist, film composer, and Brian Eno collaborator). The record was engineered by esteemed veteran Jerry Boys (Buena Vista Social Club, Sandy Denny) and includes Chaney's longtime collaborators, musicians Oliver Coates, Jordan Hunt, and Leo Taylor.
After the recent release of debut LP Strange Dreams, Alex Calder is sharing a collection of tracks he has quietly released over the past few years as Mold Boy. This collection finds Calder veering more into experimental territory while retaining the garage-psych elements of his current work. Do not miss the chance to delve further into the hazy world of Alex Calder. Limited to 700$13.99 $11.99
The Leisure Society is an English folk band formed by Nick Hemming and The Fine Art Of Hanging On is their fourth album. Alongside an audible new creative peak, tied together by a distinct theme, the band's acclaimed prior trademarks are still present - namely Hemming's intensely personal and honest lyrics which adorn the band's warm, timeless blend of grandiose pop and folk.
Timeshares is a band from 'downstate NY' (which means mostly Long Island and one guy that lives in Philly). Since 2009 they have grown steadily within the Fest-punk community. Already Dead (out 4/28), sounds like a mix of Lucero, Old 97s and Hot Water Music. Scruffy, singalong punk rock. Vinyl is standard weight, translucent root beer brown. Download card included.
Heather Maloney is an American singer-songwriter who has received numerous accolades for her startlingly soulful voice and literate songwriting exploring themes of spirituality, transformation, and impermanence. Critics are quickly discovering Maloney's talent with No Depression raving "Her music is riveting, her voice adventurous, her lyrics thought-provoking... while Blurt Magazine wrote "Heather Maloney is one of the most talented tradition-based singer-songwriters I ve heard in some time."
Internationally renowned composer Yotam Habers debut CD features five diverse vocal and instrumental masterworks spanning 2007-14. Torus, is a string quartet inspired by modernist sculpture; the viola and piano duet From the Book of Maintenance and Sustenance is based on Italian-Jewish chant; We Were All and One Leaving Brooklyn engage in very different ways with recent poetry; and Last Skin, for eight electric quarter-tone violins, reworks material from We Were All. Mr. Haber, whose music the New Yorker critic Alex Ross hailed as deeply haunting, was named by the Los Angeles Times as one the five classical musician 2014 Faces to Watch, and was chosen as one of the 30 composers under 40 by Orpheus Chamber Orchestras Project 440.
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