• New Release Round-Up 08-18-17

    New Releases - August 18 2017

     
    GRIZZLY BEAR - Painted Ruins - RCA
    Grizzly Bear releases their highly anticipated fifth full-length album "Painted Ruins" following up their 2012 commercial breakthrough "Shields." The band spent the better part of two years writing and recording the eleven new compositions featured on "Painted Ruins" with the entire album produced by Grizzly Bear's own, Chris Taylor.

    STEVEN WILSON - To The Bone - Caroline
    Steven Wilson releases To The Bone his expansive, brilliant fifth album, via Caroline International. It is the follow up to 2015's Hand. Cannot. Erase. (one of Rolling Stone's best albums of 2015). A gloriously dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by the UK s biggest underground artist, To The Bone is Steven Wilson's hat-tip to the hugely ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel's So, Talk Talk's Colour of Spring, Tears for Fears Seeds of Love). The album is also available on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone Colored Vinyl.

    SHELBY LYNNE & ALLISON MOORER - Not Dark Yet - Silver Cross Records
    Not Dark Yet was recorded in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016. The album provides a potent look at the sisters' individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what's around the bend with a co-written Is It Too Much, to close out the ten-song set.

    NECK DEEP - The Peace And The Panic - Hopeless Records
    2017 release from the Welsh pop punk band. The album is the follow-up to their 2015 album Life's Not Out To Get You. In an interview, singer Ben Barlow was asked about the story behind the album, and he responded: "The Peace And The Panic is about how we've grown up and experienced life in the last couple of years. When we were writing Life's Not Out To Get You, we were going through a period of uninterrupted happiness. We were super-content, but as that album came out, life changed for us. Over the two years we've toured that record, so much has happened that I've re-evaluated what life is about and questioned whether just having a positive outlook is enough." Neck Deep's sound has been described as a combination of Blink - 182, New Found Glory, The Wonder Years, Green Day and the Descendents. Vocalist Ben Barlow has stated A Day to Remember as a massive influence on the band. Fall Out Boy and Sum 41 have also been cited as influences.
     

    INTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD]

    INTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD]INTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD] - CapitolINTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD]
    Interpol's critically acclaimed third studio album ‘Our Love To Admire’ is released for the first time on heavyweight 2LP to commemorate its 10 year anniversary. Produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro), the remastered album includes the singles “The Heinrich Maneuver” and “Mammoth”. The gatefold packaging includes custom inner sleeves, a custom mini-jacket and a previously unreleased DVD recording of their 2007 performance at London Astoria.

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    DJ SHADOW - The Mountain Has Fallen EP

    DJ SHADOW - The Mountain Has Fallen EPDJ SHADOW - The Mountain Has Fallen EP - Mass Appeal Records
    DJ SHADOW - The Mountain Has Fallen EP
    The Mountain Has Fallencomes on the heels of a tremendous year for the legendary DJ and producer, DJ Shadow. He performed at Coachella 2017, marking his fifth appearance overall at the festival. He recently launched his KCRW show called Find, Share, Rewind, which airs at 10PM the first Saturday of each month.  His extensive The Mountain Will Falltour continues through 2017 and has seen him circle the globe more than once since launching in 2016, with recent dates in Australia, Japan and Europe.  He will finish his 2017 dates in London in October.  Shadow released his latest feature album The Mountain Will Fallvia Mass Appeal Records to raves last year, which lead to a performance on The Tonight Showwith Run The Jewels.  The music video for that track, Nobody Speak,just won the 2017 A2IM Libera Award for Best Music Video. 

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Thy Art Is Murder - Dear Desolation [Limited Edition LP]
    U.N.K.L.E. - The Road: Part I [2LP]
    Jerry Garcia - Garcia [Sky Blue LP]
    Kacy & Clayton - The Siren's Song [LP]
    Jerry Douglas - What If
    Ray Wylie Hubbard - Tell The Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can
    A$AP Ferg - Still Striving [Digital]
    Dent May - Across The Multiverse [Butter Yellow LP]
    Raspberries - Pop Art Live [2CD]
    Lil Yachty - Teenage Emotions [Pink 2LP]
    Mary J. Blige - Strength Of A Woman [2LP]
    Mozzy - 1 Up Top Ahk
    Cheap Trick - We're All Alright! [Deluxe Edition LP]
    The Yawpers - Boy In A Well [Limited Edition LP]
    Ghostpoet - Dark Days & Canapes [LP]
    The Accidentals - Odyssey [LP]
    KMFDM - Hell Yeah [2LP]


    & More .....

    Ariel Pink - Another Weekend b/w Ode To The Goat (Thank You) [Vinyl Single]
    Har Mar Superstar - Personal Boy EP
    Chris LaRocca - Voila EP
    Josh Ritter - Thunderbolt's Goodnight
    Joan Osborne - Tangled Up In Blue
    Sløtface - Backyard
    The Lone Bellow - Is It Ever Gonna Be Easy







     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    IRON & WINE - Beast Epic

    IRON & WINE - Beast EpicIRON & WINE - Beast Epic - Sub PopIRON & WINE - Beast Epic
    "I can whine about it all but I won't." -Samuel E. Beam The first Iron & Wine song that I ever remember hearing was “Dead Man's Will,” originally featured on the Yeti 1 compilation CD. Its hushed eloquence and unadorned beauty lent it a sort of soft power*, a triumph of instinct over overstatement. That was in 2001. In 2017, Beast Epic, Iron & Wine’s fourth album of new material for Sub Pop and it's sixth overall, recasts soft power as a series of vignettes, observations and regular old songs that redeem through joy and a certain expectation of grace. Even the instant classic, “Bitter Truth”, with a lyric as pained and direct as any I've heard from Iron & Wine, is leavened with background vocals recalling The Jordanaires. Sam Beam has called Beast Epic his "most personal" album to date. It is the first Iron & Wine album that he's produced since The Creek Drank The Cradle, though the results are vastly different. This album brims with surprise flourishes, classic touches and an appealing confidence that is evident on songs like “Call It Dreaming." After a decade and a half of prodigious expression and exploration, recording as both Iron & Wine and eponymously, Sam Beam confessed that he has finally figured out how to make records. He had me fooled all along. Beast Epic will be available worldwide through Sub Pop Records on August 25th. It's my favorite Iron & Wine album by a mile. - Jonathan Poneman Iron & Wine’s Beast Epic was written and produced by Sam Beam, and recorded and engineered by Tom Schick at the Loft in Chicago in July 2016 and January 2017. The musicians who played on Beast Epic include longtime Iron & Wine collaborators Robert Burger (keys), Joe Adamik (percussion), and Jim Becker (guitar, banjo, violin, mandolin), along with bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing and Fiona Apple), and Chicagoan Teddy Rankin Parker (cello). Beast Epic was mastered by Richard Dodd in Nashville, Tennessee. *The term "soft power" was cribbed from author and Harvard professor Joseph Nye, but used in a different context.

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    TOGETHER PANGEA - Bulls And Roosters

    TOGETHER PANGEA - Bulls And RoostersTOGETHER PANGEA - Bulls And Roosters - Nettwerk RecordsTOGETHER PANGEA - Bulls And Roosters
    You don’t have to grow up all the way, do you? On their latest album Bulls And Roosters, Together Pangea managed to hit a sweet spot between writing rock ‘n’ roll songs worthy of being hummed twenty years from now and maintaining the brash and ballsy bite fans know and love. The Los Angeles quartet—William Keegan [guitar, vocals], Danny Bengston [bass], Erik Jimenez [drums], and Roland Cosio [guitar]—essentially get louder by dialing the volume down. The band co-produced the album with longtime friend and collaborator Andrew Schubert, and it was mixed by Chris Coady (TV On The Radio, Beach House.)



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    LILLY HIATT - Trinity Lane

    LILLY HIATT - Trinity LaneLILLY HIATT - Trinity Lane - New West RecordsLILLY HIATT - Trinity Lane
    This record was written mostly in the summer of 2016 in my apartment off of Trinity Lane. A few tunes came out on the road as well. After moving out of an ex's house, I settled into a new neighborhood down the road. Shortly after, I picked up a tour with my good friend John Moreland where we went to the West Coast and back. I was trailing them in my little 2002 Honda Accord that has literally been all over the country with me. A woman in my early 30s, I found myself sick of my same old shit. I was inspired by the landscape of the west. My faith was tested on the curves of the Highway 101 through the Red Woods. I got terrifyingly stoned on weed gummy bears in Denver. I saw real cowboys in Wyoming and drove through a flood in Arkansas. I felt displaced, but connected. Upon returning to the south, my home of Tennessee, I slunk back into my nook off of Trinity. I went over all the things I'd seen. There had been a freedom in being so far away - a lack of responsibility, a distance from some of the issues, if you will, though I'd carried them right with me, back to my birthplace of Los Angeles, peering over the ocean, wondering how you can come so far yet end up in the same place. I contemplated fleeing and just staying in California, but the south is my home and I had to deal with what needed to be dealt with. I started to write. And go to the park. And listen to records. And play my guitar every night. Every time I wanted a man, I picked up my guitar. Every time I wanted a drink, I picked up my guitar. Love will take you to the darkest places but also to the most honest places if you let it. Learning how to love myself is something I've always been lousy with, and I spent some time on that. I thought about my sobriety, what that means to me, the struggles I'd had throughout the years, since I was a 27-year-old and hung up my toxic drinking habit. I thought about my mother, who took her own life when I was a baby, not far from my age at 30 years old, and I related to her more than ever. As you can see, there was plenty of time spent on my own. I didn't talk to that many folks, albeit a few close friends, and leaned into my family. I stayed away from men, and danced alone in the evenings, looking out my window observing my humble and lively neighborhood. I found power in being by myself. I found peace in the people I was surrounded with - we didn't really know one another, but we smiled when passed on the street. One time I almost rear-ended an older woman in her car backing out of my driveway and I said, "Oh man, I'm just not used to any cars coming around this bend." She replied, "This is our little hideout, baby.” And it really was. The woods were behind me, Dickerson Pike was in the front. So after a while, I had all these songs to play, and wanted to share them. I wanted to get out of town to get some distance from everything, so after an ongoing conversation with Michael Trent, I took my band to Johns Island, SC and we holed up for a few weeks. I poured my heart out, and trusted them with it, and these guys gave it right back. I think we all understood what it's like to question home, intention, demons, love....I think most people understand that. I hope you love this record, I made it for you.

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    THE CADILLAC THREE - Legacy

    THE CADILLAC THREE - LegacyTHE CADILLAC THREE - Legacy - Big Machine RecordsTHE CADILLAC THREE - Legacy
    Leaving a lasting impression on fans with their high-octane live shows and chart-topping songwriting skills, The Cadillac Three continue to make their mark with Legacy, their follow up to 2016's BURY ME IN MY BOOTS. With a sound all of their own that hovers between radio-ready Country anthems, hard-and-heavy Rock ballads and traditional Southern folk, the trio brings the same energy from their sold-out crowds into the studio.

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  • New Release Round-Up 08-11-17

    New Releases - August 11 2017

     
    KESHA - Rainbow - RCA
    'Rainbow' marks a new beginning for Kesha, one based around inner strength and musical exploration as she achieves her vision for the album by enlisting a roster of collaborators ranging from Eagles of Death Metal to Dolly Parton. Ben Folds produced the title track with Kesha, while Ricky Reed produced and wrote numerous tracks as well. Wrabel co-wrote a collaboration that features the Dap-Kings horn section. Eagles of Death Metal are featured on two tracks, while Parton guests on a version of her 1980 country chart-topper "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You." The track was co-written by Kesha's mother Pebe Sebert, who also has other songwriting credits on 'Rainbow'.
    Kesha has had 9 Top 10 hits on The Billboard Hot 100, including four #1 singles at Top 40 Radio - "TiK ToK," "Your Love Is My Drug," "Die Young," and "Timber." Kesha took home the MTV EMA for Best New Act in November 2010 and was nominated for 2 American Music Awards, 3 MTV VMA Awards, and 6 Billboard Awards. She has performed on dozens of television programs all over the world, including MTV Europe Music Awards, Much Music Awards (Canada), Echo Awards (Germany), X Factor (Australia), American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, American Idol, Saturday Night Live, and The Today Show Summer Concert Series.

    DOWNTOWN BOYS - Cost Of Living - Sub Pop
    The United States’ myriad inequalities, hatreds and phobias are painfully evident in 2017, offering proof that the age-old dichotomy of “political bands” versus “apolitical bands” simply doesn’t exist. Either you are comfortable and unfazed by the current reigning power structures, or you use your music as a vehicle for the dismantling of oppression and the creation of something better. No matter what your songs are about, you are choosing a side. The position of Providence, RI’s Downtown Boys has been clear since they started storming through basements and DIY spaces with their radically-minded rock music: they are here to topple the white-cis-het hegemony and draft a new history. Downtown Boys began by combining revolutionary ideals with boundless energy and contagious, inclusive fun, and their resolve has only strengthened as their sound and audience have grown. Cost Of Living is their third full-length, following a self-released 2012 debut and 2015’s Full Communism on Don Giovanni Records. They recorded it with Guy Picciotto (Fugazi; producer of Blonde Redhead, The Gossip), one of indie-rock’s most mythological figures, in the producer’s chair. Picciotto fostered the band’s improvisational urges while pulling the root of their music to the forefront: unflinching choruses, fearlessly confrontational vocals, and the sense that each song will incite the room into action, sending bodies into motion that were previously thought to have atrophied. Downtown Boys are keenly aware of the increased visibility and credibility that comes with signing to a corporate-media conglomerate such as Sub Pop. They’re using this platform as a megaphone for their protest music, amplifying and centering Chicana, queer, and Latino voices in the far-too-whitewashed world of rock. In just one example, album-opener “A Wall” rides the feel-good power that drove so many tunes by The Clash and Wire as it calls out the idea that a wall could ever succeed in snuffing the humanity and spirit of those it’s designed to crush. Compared to previous efforts, Downtown Boys have shifted from a once-meaty brass section to the subtler melodic accompaniment of keyboards and a saxophone, coloring their anthems with warm, bright tones while singer/lyricist Victoria Ruiz spits out her frustrations and passions. Some might say it shows a sense of maturity, as Downtown Boys have undoubtedly smoothed down some of their earlier edges, but there is no compromise to their righteous assault and captivating presence. Like socially conscious groups of years past, from Public Enemy to Rage Against the Machine, Downtown Boys harness powerful sloganeering, repetitive grooves, and earworm hooks to create one of the most necessary musical statements of the day. We should all do well to take notice! - Matt Korvette, Pissed Jeans.

    VENOM INC. - Ave - Nuclear Blast America
    When Venom released “Welcome to Hell” and “Black Metal” in the early 80s they paved the way for thousands of extreme metal bands across the world. Venom Inc. consists of former Venom founders Jeffrey “Mantas” Dunn on guitar and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray on drums as well as former Venom bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan. "Ave" is Venom Inc’s debut full length!

    GUIDED BY VOICES - How Do You Spell Heaven - Guided By Voices
    2017 release from the uber-prolific Robert Pollard and his main day job, Guided By Voices. Guided by Voices is on a roll. One could argue that GBV is never not on a roll, that Robert Pollard's output plows past the word "prolific" like prolific is standing still in a snowbank; and that's true, but this new version of the band (Doug Gillard, Bobby Bare Jr, Mark Shue, Kevin March) has given Pollard new tools to complement his song-hammer. Thus, ergo, quod erat demonstrandum: roll. Hot on the heels of the smothered-in-plaudits double album August By Cake comes this hot and heavy fifteen-tune long player, a melody-dense thwack to the earholes that will both energize and deplete your body of it's remaining music-appreciation enzymes. Recorded by the band in New York, and by Pollard in Ohio, How Do You Spell Heaven capitalizes on the current incarnation's tour-buffed shine without sacrificing eternal verities such as but not limited to: off-kilter rhythmic jolts; krazy chords; purposefully imperfect harmonies; and fragmented structures that start and stop on a coin of small denomination and go somewhere else, and quickly. There's more, much more-the easiest, laziest way to sum up this latest album is the most obvious: How do you spell heaven? Shout it from the rafters: G-B-V!

    HINDER - The Reign - The End Records
    Multi-platinum rockers, Hinder, have sold over 3.8 million albums, more than 7.5 million singles, garnered north of 130 million video views, racked in 80 million spins on Spotify, and counting. In 2016, they released their first-ever acoustic EP entitled 'Stripped', and are now back in 2017 with a tour and new their new album The Reign.

    LIVE - Mental Jewelry: 25th Anniversary Edition

    LIVE - Mental Jewelry: 25th Anniversary EditionLIVE - Mental Jewelry: 25th Anniversary Edition - Geffen RecordsLIVE - Mental Jewelry: 25th Anniversary Edition
    Multi-platinum selling Pennsylvania band Live release their debut album ‘Mental Jewelry’ on LP for the first time to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The package includes the remastered studio album which launched the band’s career, produced by Jerry Harrison from Talking Heads, plus liner notes from founding member Ed Kowalczyk. the release is also available in a Deluxe 2CD package which features never-before-heard studio material and an unreleased live performance recorded at The Roxy in 1992. The original line-up begin a US / International festival tour in May.


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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    The Districts - Popular Manipulations [LP]
    Hamell On Trial - Tackle Box [LP]
    So Much Light - Oh, Yuck [LP]
    Paul Kelly - Life Is Fine [LP]
    Frankie Rose - Cage Tropical [Limited Edition White LP]
    Trailer Trash Tracys - Althaea [LP]
    Will Hoge - Anchors [LP]
    David Rawlings - Poor David's Almanack [LP]
    Steve Howe - Anthology 2: Groups & Collaborations [3CD]
    ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Source Tags & Codes: Expanded 15th Anniversary Edition [2LP]
    Alex Williams - Better Than Myself
    The Music Of Nashville, Season 5, Vol. 3 [Soundtrack]
    Oceans Ate Alaska - Hikari [LP]
    Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 [Deluxe 2LP]
    Bonobo - One Offs...Remixes & B Sides [2LP]
    Buck Owens - Live From Austin, TX [CD/DVD]
    Dwight Yoakam - Live From Austin, TX [CD/DVD]
    Dead Rock West - More Love
    Lucy Rose - Something's Changing [LP]
    Woggles - Tally Ho! [LP]


    & More .....

    Needtobreathe - Hard Cuts: Songs From The H A R D L O V E Sessions EP
    Bebe Rexha - All Your Fault: Pt. 2 EP
    Miner - Headwaters EP
    David Ramirez - Time
    Blank Range - Ember In The Ash
    Hamell On Trial - Big Mouth Strikes Again (Live)






     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    INTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD]

    INTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD]INTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD] - CapitolINTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD]
    Interpol's critically acclaimed third studio album ‘Our Love To Admire’ will be released for the first time on heavyweight 2LP to commemorate its 10 year anniversary. Produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro), the remastered album includes the singles “The Heinrich Maneuver” and “Mammoth”. The gatefold packaging includes custom inner sleeves, a custom mini-jacket and a previously unreleased DVD recording of their 2007 performance at London Astoria.

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  • RHINO SUMMER OF LOVE

    RHINO SUMMER OF LOVE

    Five decades ago, in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, a social movement was growing. Young people, with heads full of progressive ideas and evolving attitudes toward sex, drugs and rock and roll, were converging on the area to celebrate their personal freedom–an extension of that January’s “Human Be-In” in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The “Summer of Love,” as it was called, was the birth of the modern counterculture, and music played an integral role in the shaping, influencing and mainstreaming of these daring new ideas. Rhino Records is celebrating that historic period with 18 catalog titles throughout July–including new compilations and vinyl reissues of classic albums. More information and details of the releases coming from Rhino as part of the Summer Of Love program can be found Here.

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Music Releases 08-18-17

Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins [LP]

Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins [LP]

New Vinyl: $27.99   $25.99
U.N.K.L.E. - The Road: Part I [2LP]

U.N.K.L.E. - The Road: Part I [2LP]

New Vinyl: $39.99   $37.99
DJ Shadow - The Mountain Has Fallen EP [Vinyl]

DJ Shadow - The Mountain Has Fallen EP [Vinyl]

New Vinyl: $16.99
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Jerry Douglas - What If

Jerry Douglas - What If

New CD: $15.99   $13.99

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