The Flaming Lips have recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with a little help from special fwends Miley Cyrus,Moby,My Morning Jacket,J. Mascis,Dr. Dog, Phantogram,Tegan and Sara,Grace Potter,Electric Würms (THE LIPS side project who recently released their 6-song debut album,Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others. All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band's hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.
Onetime country princess Taylor Swift continues her journey to pop stardom with her fifth studio album, 1989, which follows the 2012 release Red. Swift teams up with songwriter Max Martin and producer Shellback (One Direction, Maroon Five), as well OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, in an album inspired by late-'80s pop. The debut single "Shake It Off" is an immediate success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rock legends Led Zeppelin continue their extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order with Houses Of The Holy & Led Zeppelin IV and each being remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album. The albums are all available in various formats including Single Disc Remasters, Two Disc Deluxe, Remasterd LP and Super Deluxe packages.
With Down to Earth, the dynamic electronic duo, Flight Facilities, continue to expand their artist output away from their world of popular club singles to bring fans around the globe a complete work that is a range of styles as eclectic as an around-the-world plane ticket. “Down to Earth,” is a journey through music that pushes the boundaries of Flight Facilities’ unmistakable sound with the vocal talents of artists such as the ethereal Emma Louise, the comedic and noted musician Reggie Watts, the emotive Owl Eyes, the wunderkind Bishop Nehru, and favorites like Micky Green and Giselle. The album is available now and you can watch the stunning video for the lead single Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise here.
Z2 is the long awaited epic double album from Devin Townsend where the first CD is a Devin Townsend Project album called 'Sky Blue', and the second disc is a Ziltoid album called 'Dark Matters'. The album is available now as the Double Album, a Deluxe Version which includes a 3rd disc that excludes the dialogue of the Dark Matters Disc or the Vinyl Box Set and you can also watch the lyric video to the lead single Deathray which is taken from the Dark Matters Disc.
After 35 years fronting the Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde released her first solo album in June of this year. Stockholm was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Swedish outfit Peter, Bjorn and John. To celebrate her recent tour the album is now available as a limited edition Blue and Yellow splatter colored Vinyl. You can grab your copy now while they last and you can also watch the video to the album's hit single Dark Sunglasses here.
Etana is the strongest female voice in reggae. Her natural ability for melody and songwriting talents have propelled her to a unique status among reggae fans where she is seen as the successor to Marcia Griffiths. Her new album I Rise is available now and you can watch the video to the lead single Trigger here.
Ipecac Recordings are introducing the coolest thing to come out of the UK in a long time. With the release of a compilation from Sleaford Mods titled Chubbed Up+. Sleaford Mods are a stripped down, political, electronic punk-hop band from working class Nottingham. This stuff is real and it is spot on! The album is available now and you can watch the NSFW video to the lead single Jolly F*#@er here.
Plus there are other great, new releases including one of the greatest rock and roller's of all time, the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis who releases his new album Rock & Roll Time. Lots of bands have been mining the fertile landscape of '90s music for inspiration lately, and Hemingway is no exception. What sets this Portland, Oregon band apart though is what they're tapping for influence, reaching deep into the lesser known realms of that decade and extracting elements of infectiously melodramatic pop. Think Silver Scooter, Superdrag, and Knapsack, yet filtered through nearly two decades of collected dust and bargain bin obscurity. Heartstrings is the new album from Leighton Meester, the acclaimed actress known for her role in the series 'Gossip Girl' along with films such as 'That's My Boy' and 'Date Night'. And There is no more significant a milestone in Rock Music than the 50th Anniversary. Alongside The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Who complete the holy trinity of British Rock bands that have the honor of celebrating that landmark. Through the decades, The Who redefined rock music as we know it and their influence continues in all areas of popular culture to this day. Who Hits 50! is the definitive collection of the band's greatest tracks from their very first recordings as The High Numbers right up to the present day with the brand new track 'Be Lucky.' The collection is available in various formats, Single CD, Deluxe, Vinyl and Blu-Ray Audio.
Plus, From The Rabbit Hole, At The Gates, Crobot, Francisco The Man, Daniel Lanois, Abba, A. Sinclair, Dream Ritual, Mike Mictlan, Willie Nelson, The Afghan Whigs, Northlane, Pianos Become The Teeth, Pegi Young & The Survivors, Lily & Madeleine, Ben Ottewell, Run The Jewels and Roger Taylor.
Modest Mouse release a 7" single, White Lies, Yellow Teeth / Buttons To Push The Buttons, which contains unreleased material from "This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About" recording sessions. Their debut album has also received a long overdue re-release on Vinyl and you can grab a copy of that here. Choir Vandals release their single At Night which includes the tracks Monsters, Medicate, At Night And In The Rain and Watch. The Drums release the limited edition Vinyl single I Can't Pretend which is taken from their recent album Encyclopedia and features the exclusive b-side We Found It. The legendary Misfits first holiday release (outside of Halloween of course), creeps down your chimney in the form of the Horror Xmas EP! Lorde releases Yellow Flicker Beat which is taken from the forthcoming soundtrack from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (due 11/17). And Love Will Tear Us Apart [Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Single] is a very special limited edition 7 vinyl of Joy Division's rare studio outtakes from the 1980 Martin Hannett sessions!
LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK
Looking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for the new Deptford Goth album, Songs. Speaking about the new album, which is based on a more traditional singer-songwriter style, the artist otherwise known as Daniel Woolhouse commented: "It wasn’t a conscious decision. But I've become more accepting of my voice, so it's more prominent now, which led to structuring the songs in a more classic way. I also wanted people to hear the lyrics. It's a process of being more upfront and honest." The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for the lead single Two Hearts here.
Mariachi El Bronx is the third release by this great punk/Latin/mariachi band. Born out of a desire to challenge themselves musically, Mariachi El Bronx is the alter ego of Los Angeles punk band the Bronx. Conceived in 2006, the idea came about when the Bronx were asked to play an acoustic set and, rather than simply pare down their sound, they took their music in a whole new direction, moving away from hardcore and exploring Latin sounds. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the tracks here including the fantastic single Wildfires. Also the Vinyl version of the album is a beautiful Day-Glo Orange which helps the album look as good as it sounds.
Memphis Dawls arrive in style with their first full length release, Rooted in the Bone, which was recorded at historic Ardent and Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. The eleven songs, all composed by the Dawls, utilize a cross blending of the Mid South’s finest musicians including Ken Coomer (Wilco), as well as Charles and Teenie Hodges (Take Me to the River, Love and Happiness) from the legendary Hi Rhythm Section, famous for their work with Al Green and Ann Peebles. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can also watch the video of the amazing live take of lead single Where'd You Go My Love? here.
Deerhoof's new album La Isla Bonita is the glorious sound of four musicians owning their own hard-won and richly deserved legacy. Even as western civilization goes down the tubes. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the tracks here.
There's Nothing Wrong With Me is the sophomore release from New Jersey pop-punk band Major League. The album was recorded with Will Yip (La Dispute, Braid, Title Fight) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA. You can Pre-Order the album now and also watch the Making of video here.
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2-disc set of 38 highlights from Dylan s legendary 1967 sessions with The Band. Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes. 56-page booklet with extensive liner notes and rare photographs Compiled from meticulously restored original tapes many found only recently - this historic six-disc set is the definitive chronicle of the artist's legendary 1967 recording sessions with members of his touring ensemble who would later achieve their own fame as The Band.
Neil Young's first ever orchestral album. Storytone was recorded with a 92-piece orchestra and choir, fulfilling Neil's life-long dream to record with an orchestra that performed in the same room with him as he sang. The album is very personal for Young in terms of its lyrical content, as well as the mood and setting of the songs and the way they were recorded with particularly pristine sound quality. Storytone is available as a single-disc orchestral album or as a deluxe double-disc version, which contains the original album plus solo renditions of the same songs.
'From The Vault' is a new series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. 'Hampton Coliseum Live In 1981' is the first title in this series. The Rolling Stones American Tour in 1981 was the most successful tour of that year taking a then record $50 million dollars in ticket sales. The tour was in support of the critically and commercially successful 'Tattoo You' album. There were fifty dates on the tour which ran from Philadelphia at the end of September through to Hampton, Virginia on the 18th and 19th of December. The show on December 18th, which was also Keith Richards birthday, was the first ever music concert to be broadcast on television as a pay-per-view event. The footage has now been carefully restored and the sound has been newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain for this first official release of the show.$11.99 $9.99
The third release by this great punk/Latin/mariachi band. Born out of a desire to challenge themselves musically, Mariachi El Bronx is the alter ego of Los Angeles punk band the Bronx. Conceived in 2006, the idea came about when the Bronx were asked to play an acoustic set and, rather than simply pare down their sound, they took their music in a whole new direction, moving away from hardcore and exploring Latin sounds.
La Isla Bonita is the glorious sound of four musicians owning their own hard-won and richly deserved legacy. Even as western civilization goes down the tubes.
Their first full length release, Rooted in the Bone was recorded at historic Ardent and Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. The eleven songs, all composed by the Dawls, utilize a cross blending of the Mid South’s finest musicians including Ken Coomer (Wilco), as well as Charles and Teenie Hodges (Take Me to the River, Love and Happiness) from the legendary Hi Rhythm Section, famous for their work with Al Green and Ann Peebles.
Sophomore release from New Jersey pop-punk band Major League. Recorded with Will Yip (La Dispute, Braid, Title Fight) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA
Speaking about the new album, which is based on a more traditional singer-songwriter style, the artist otherwise known as Daniel Woolhouse commented: "It wasn’t a conscious decision. But I've become more accepting of my voice, so it's more prominent now, which led to structuring the songs in a more classic way. I also wanted people to hear the lyrics. It's a process of being more upfront and honest."$13.99 $11.99
Scottish DJ and producer Calvin Harris returns with his fourth studio album Motion. Featuring a whole host of guest vocalists including Ellie Goulding, Gwen Stefani, and John Newman, the album sees Harris take in everything from EDM and deep house to R&B, pop, and acid. The singles "Summer," "Blame," and "Slow Acid" are included.
Ani DiFranco has never been afraid to take chances and her new album, Allergic to Water, is another bold accomplishment featuring some of her most subtle music to date. Throughout the disc, DiFranco with her band and a few music guests, create melodies that are lilting and funky, imaginative and personal: so personal that she produced and mixed the record all on her own.
Multiple Grammy Award®-winning singer and legendary performer Bette Midler returns to the studio to release “It’s The Girls,” a stunning new album that pays tribute to girl groups through the ages. “It’s The Girls” is a jaunty and celebratory collection of some of the greatest harmonies performed by girl groups such as The Ronettes, The Boswell Sisters, The Andrew Sisters, The Chiffons as well as Motown acts like Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, and The Marvelettes, among others.$11.99 $9.99
Close Talker are a Saskatchewan based indie rock quartet that weave subtle ear-worm melodies and blood harmonies with tightly wound rhythms, drawing comparisons to Bon Iver, Local Natives and Bombay Bicycle Club. Their record "Flux" was recorded with Jace Lasek (Stars, Patrick Watson, Wolf Parade) at Breakglass Studios in Montreal.
The fourth solo release from the Super Furry Animals frontman! The album was produced along the tour at Mike Mogis' celebrated Arc Studios in Omaha with help of Kliph Scurlock (The Flaming Lips) on drums.
Unreleased material from "The Lonesome Crowded West" recording sessions.
Americana is a title that echoes loudly through Italian culture as it was originally the title of a controversial literary anthology, edited by Elio Vittorini in the 1940s. The collection included 33 American writers (dating from the early 1800s to the 1930s), all translated by well-known Italian writers and intellectuals, including Cesare Pavese, Eugenio Montale and Alberto Moravia. At the time, Vittorini was unable to publish Americana exactly as he wanted it, as Italy’s pre-war fascist regime refused to tolerate open displays of affection for any foreign cultures other than Germany. Despite such coercion, many Italian intellectuals (including a very young Fernanda Pivano) had shown an interest and actively participated in underground translations of American literature from as early as the 1930s. And, inevitably, Pavese and Vittorini were looked up to as leaders.
The newest release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection. Personally supervised by Paul. Newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios Venus and Mars, originally released in 1975, is the fourth album by Wings. The album was recorded primarily at Sea-Saint Studios in New Orleans and at Abbey Road Studios in London. The album topped US and UK charts reaching #1 on both, spearheaded by the success of lead single “Listen to What the Man Said.”$19.99 $16.99
The newest release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection. Personally supervised by Paul. Newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios. At The Speed Of Sound is the fifth album by Wings. The album was released in March 1976 and peaked at #1 in the US and #2 in the UK. The album was Paul’s most successful album on the US chart, enjoying multiple weeks at #1 throughout the summer of 1976. At The Speed Of Sound includes fan favorite singles “Silly Love Songs” and “Let ‘Em In.”
The album is executive produced by Kanye West, art design by Virgil Abloh (Donda) and photography by Karl Lagerfeld. The album features appearances by Kanye West, Leon Ware, Devonte Hynes and more.
American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1993, and led by Josh Haden (son of Charlie Haden). Sargent Place is the first release by Spain since 2001. Produced by Gus Seyffert (The Black Keys, Beck, Norah Jones), mixed by Darrell Thorp (Beck, Radiohead, Atoms for Peace, Paul McCartney), and recorded at Gus' home studio, the album marks an artistic departure for the band and is arguably their finest work since 1995's The Blue Moods of Spain.
The Skull is the new band featuring original members Eric Wagner (vocals) and Jeff ''Oly'' Olson (drums) of American doom metal legends Trouble alongside long-time Truble bassist Ron Holzner, guitarist Lothar Keller and former Pentagram guitarist Matt Goldsborough. The group's hugely anticipated debut, ''For Those Which Are Asleep,'' features ten tracks of elemental Heavy Metal.
Comprised of brothers Dave Taha (guitar/vocals) and Matt Taha (bass/backing vocals), and childhood friend Nick Riley (drums), Cleveland's Filmstrip is a band that has grown together both literally and figuratively. Interpersonal intimacy coupled with years of incessant self-booked touring, is the recipe for an album that sounds at once both completely new, but at the same time comfortable and easy: like a favorite record that's been on your shelf for years.
1st time EVER available on LP! Soundtrack features Holiday Standards ("Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow" -Lena Horne and "Sleigh Ride" - Ella Fitzgerald, & many more), Classic tracks ("Nothing From Nothing" - Billy Preston, "Pennies From Heaven" - Louis Prima & more), as well as "Baby It's Cold Outside" - Leon Redbone & Zooey Deschanel, which is not available on any other release
The long-anticipated split by Whirr and Nothing is in no way a let down to anyone that's been waiting for it. The two new songs from each band are perfected with the expertise of veteran producer Will Yip. Whirr's signature atmospheric haze enthralls more than ever in what seems like a nine-minute dream. Their masterful control of soundscapes is matched only by an intensity that their shoegazing predecessors could only wish to achieve. Nothing's contribution is a full-on aural assault: the two songs are aggressive, yet harmonious. the ongoing blown-out barrage lulls with only brief periods of quiet melody that hit like armistices. Yet, the songs are harshly beautiful in a way that perfectly captures the Philadelphia band's definition of reality. the split record comes with an etched b-side as well as a full length Whirr/Nothing tour documentary DVD.
One of the most renowned and influential voices of our time, iconic American writer, poet, actor, dancer, director, composer and lecturer Dr. Maya Angelou, will posthumously release Caged Bird Songs on November 4th via Smooch Music. Caged Bird Songs, produced by RoccStar (whose production credits include Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson and CeeLo Green) and Shawn Rivera (the lead singer of Az Yet, the R&B vocal pop group formerly on La Face/Arista Records) in Los Angeles and at Angelou's North Carolina home, is a unique musical collaboration which thoughtfully blends the lyrics and recorded vocal performances of Dr. Angelou with modern day hip-hop, creating an exciting new work and presenting her words in a way they ve never been heard before.$11.99 $10.99
A throwback to the golden age of star-studded tributes, the Doobie Brothers' 2014 Southbound essentially follows the same playbook as the Beach Boys' 1996 album Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1: team up a classic rock band with a bunch of contemporary country stars to sing the hits everybody knows and loves. Where Stars and Stripes, Vol. 1 was an uneasy fit -- the Beach Boys are many things but a country band is not one of them -- Southbound feels smooth and natural, possibly because nobody involved dared to mess much with the original arrangements, a move that underscores how this is very much a record where singers are sitting in with the Doobies and not the other way around.
This Deluxe 90-song, 4-CD box set is the first comprehensive multi-label overview to span 1964 to 1997, including six previously unreleased tracks, demos, promo rarities, live performances, limited edition and private pressings, and more!
'We have a very colorful family history,' explains lead singer/guitarist Rebecca, 23, who also plays mandolin and violin. 'There were a lot of creative, hot-headed, and intelligent branches that went against the grain in our family tree. Our paternal grandfather suffered from schizophrenia, while our great, great, great, great grandfather, Larkin Poe, was a Civil War wagon driver turned historian and a distant cousin to Edgar Allen Poe. Growing up with their crazy stories definitely shaded our perception of normal. As artists, I think some of those innate eccentricities, passed down from generation to generation, have been even further exaggerated in us!' Megan, 25, who contributes lapsteel and dobro to the line-up, chimes in, 'As sisters, we just wanted to pick a band name that had familial significance, so we decided to tip a nod to our ancestors and take on the name Larkin Poe.'
Movie Releases 11-04-14
MALEFICENT explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic SLEEPING BEAUTY and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent (Angelina Jolie) cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king's newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
Thorin Oakenshield Richard Armitage, his mighty band of dwarves, Bilbo Baggins Martin Freeman, and wise wizard Gandalf Ian McKellen embark on a crusade to reclaim Erebor from the vicious dragon Smaug voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch in this sweeping fantasy adventure that picks up where the events of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey left off. Peter Jackson The Lord of the Rings trilogy once again directs from a screenplay by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro.
Dwayne Johnson stars as the son of Zeus in this Brett Ratner-directed adaptation of Steve Moore's Radical Comics graphic novel The Thracian Wars. As the story opens, a haunted Hercules (Johnson) travels Greece with his five loyal companions, capitalizing on his heroic reputation by selling his services for gold. When a malevolent warlord threatens to thrust the kingdom of Thrace into chaos, however, its desperate ruler and his daughter turn to Hercules to restore the peace. In order to succeed, Hercules must once again summon the strength and valor that once made him a myth among men. Joseph Fiennes, Ian McShane, and Rufus Sewell co-star.
'From The Vault' is a new series of live concerts from The Rolling Stones archive which are getting their first official release. 'Hampton Coliseum Live In 1981' is the first title in this series. The Rolling Stones American Tour in 1981 was the most successful tour of that year taking a then record $50 million dollars in ticket sales. The tour was in support of the critically and commercially successful 'Tattoo You' album. There were fifty dates on the tour which ran from Philadelphia at the end of September through to Hampton, Virginia on the 18th and 19th of December. The show on December 18th, which was also Keith Richards birthday, was the first ever music concert to be broadcast on television as a pay-per-view event. The footage has now been carefully restored and the sound has been newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain for this first official release of the show.$19.99 $16.99
'Three Sides Live' was filmed in November 1981 on the 'Abacab' tour in North America and was originally released on VHS to coincide with the live album of the same name. It has only ever been released on DVD in the limited edition box set 'The Movie Box 1981-2007'. Originally filmed in 16mm, the footage has now been fully restored and is being reissued as a standalone DVD and Blu-ray for the first time. The show focuses on tracks from the 'Duke' and 'Abacab' albums and the tracks are intercut with behind the scenes footage and interviews with the band members. As ever with Genesis, the show is visually stunning and it captures the band in their transition from their progressive days in the seventies through to the hugely successful pop/rock act they became from the mid-eighties onwards. Genesis has always been great live performers and 'Three Sides Live' is a great addition to any fans collection.$19.99 $16.99
Eric Clapton is one of the most revered and influential guitarists of all time. From his early days with the Yardbirds, through John Mayall sBluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek And The Dominos and on to his solo career he has had consistent critical and commercial success. Planes, Trains And Eric follows Eric Clapton and his band on the Far and Middle Eastern leg of his 2014 World Tour. The film features 13 full length performances from the tour intercut with interviews with Eric Clapton and the band members, rehearsal and soundcheck footage, travel by trains and planes, presentations and fly on the wall filming of all the many aspects of being on the road with Eric Clapton.
Bring home the thrill of a lifetime with Disney's PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE. This heart-pumping comedy-adventure features a dynamic crew of elite aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfires. When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with a team of veteran firefighters; together, they battle a massive fire, and Dusty learns what it takes to be a true hero. So buckle up and get ready for nonstop action, memorable characters and never-before-seen bonus features -- it's "A really exciting adventure for the entire family" (Jim Ferguson, KGUN9-TV/ABC Tucson) -- and high-flying fun on Disney Blu-ray and DVD!
The one-hour HBO drama series created by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and executive produced by Sorkin, Scott Rudin, and Alan Poul is back for a second season. Smart, topical, thought-provoking, and highly entertaining, The Newsroom takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional Atlantis Cable News (ACN) Network, focusing on the on- and off-camera lives of its acerbic anchor (Jeff Daniels), executive producer (Emily Mortimer), their newsroom staff (John Gallagher, Jr., Alison Pill, Thomas Sadoski, Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, and others), news-division boss (Sam Waterston), and parent-company CEO (Jane Fonda).