LANA DEL REY - Lust For Life - Interscope Records
The fifth album from Lana Del Rey includes the singles "Love" and "Lust For Life". Lust For Life also features guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, Stevie Nicks, Sean Lennon, and Playboi Carti.
VIOLENT FEMMES - Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America - PIAS America
Two Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America is the legendary '80s folk-punks' follow up to last year's critically acclaimed, 'We Can Do Anything'. All of the songs on Two Mics, including iconic favorites such as "American Music" and new hits like "Memory", were recorded during sessions at various radio stations across the country. Violent Femmes came together in 1981 and were quickly applauded as one of the most inventive and original bands of the era, constantly pushing forward with their singular blend of folk and punk, sarcasm and spirituality. The Milwaukee-based band first attracted attention while busking in front of their hometown's Oriental Theatre. The performance caught the ears of that night's headliners, Pretenders Chrissie Hynde and the late James Honeyman-Scott, who invited the young group to open the sold out concert with a brief acoustic set. From there Violent Femmes released eight studio albums and more than a dozen iconic singles. Violent Femmes' remarkable three-decade-plus career has earned them cumulative worldwide sales in excess of 10 million, with 1983's Violent Femmes awarded with RIAA platinum certification eight years after it's initial release.
FOSTER THE PEOPLE - Sacred Hearts Club - Sony
Sacred Hearts Club, is the new album from Foster The People. The album is available on CD, followed by the vinyl LP on August 11th. The album includes the lead single, "Doing It For the Money," and other tracks like "Pay The Man" and "SHC," all three of which were released earlier on the digital EP entitled III. Other new tracks include "Time To Get Closer," "Harden the Paint," "I Love My Friends," and others. Founded in in 2009, Foster the People achieved success with the 2011 release of its debut album Torches, which has sold nearly two million albums and over nine million singles worldwide. Torches features the #1 hit single "Pumped Up Kicks," which was declared "the year's anthem" by SPIN, and also spawned the chart topping singles "Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)," "Houdini,", and "Helena Beat." The band garnered three Grammy nominations for its monumental debut, including Best Alternative Album, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Pumped Up Kicks" and Best Short Form Music Video for "Houdini." Foster The People followed their debut with the full length album Supermodel, which was influenced by frontman Mark Foster's world travels and shifting perspective. Supermodel was recorded in studios around the world and features fan favorites including "Coming of Age" and "Best Friend."
TYLER, THE CREATOR - [Scum Fuck] Flower Boy - Sony
Flower Boy, is the new and long awaited album from Tyler, The Creator. The album follows up 2015's Cherry Bomb. The first track and self-directed video to be released from FLOWER BOY was "Who Dat Boy" featuring A$AP Rocky, along with a second track "911/Mr. Lonely," which feature Steve Lacy and Frank Ocean, respectively. FLOWER BOY is a 14-song album, and the physical version of the CD features two unique covers, the first one designed by Tyler himself and the other by artist Eric White. It is only fitting that Tyler would commission White, whose paintings have been described by Leah Ollman of The Los Angeles Times as being "nostalgic and at the same time also vaguely futuristic, even dystopian," to visually articulate the world of FLOWER BOY.
CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD - Barefoot In The Head - Silver Arrow Records
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood release their new album, 'Barefoot In The Head,' on Silver Arrow Records. The 10-track effort, self-produced by the band, marks a third collection of new material in only two years time. For the fourth year in a row, The CRB will play over 120 shows with summer tour dates already announced and fall tour dates to be released shortly.
STU LARSEN - Resolute - Nettwerk Records
Australian singer/songwriter Stu Larsen returns with Resolute, the follow up album to his debut release Vagabond. Larsen recorded Resolute with impromptu voice memos on his phone, architecting a primitive framework for the songs. As Larsen combed through hundreds of files, he tucked himself away in different locations to write the demos - a cottage in Scotland, an apartment in Spain and an army bunker in Australia. Long-time friend, producer and songwriter Luke Thompson eventually joined him at Mike Rosenberg’s (aka Passenger) studio in Brighton to finish up the demos. With the ideas solidified, Larsen got more than he bargained for on a stopover for a wedding in Indonesia before formal recording took place in Australia... “My appendix burst,” he sighs. “I had to have the operation there. I couldn’t fly. I was recovering for about 10 days. Luke knew the songs so well that he was able to start the recording without me, thankfully. Although, I wasn’t there for the first two weeks, it was pretty amazing to come into what he put down.” Back on his feet, Larsen finished the new album’s ten songs. Larsen previewed Resolute with a rough demo of “By The River” that quickly earned half a million Spotify streams. “By The River” is an airy love letter to a New Zealand river that was an arduous process to complete. The song culminates on a wiry and wild solo that, as he describes it, “is the sound of frustration being worked out through my guitar.”
RHINO SUMMER OF LOVE - Rhino
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 will celebrate that historic period with 18 catalog titles this July–including new compilations and vinyl reissues of classic albums. This Tuesday (07/25) the following releases will be available as part of Vinyl Tuesday: Van Morrison - Astral Weeks [Clear LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive], Tim Buckley - Goodbye & Hello (50th Anniversary Edition) [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive], Judy Collins - Wildflowers (50th Anniversary Edition) [Yellow LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive], Aretha Franklin - Aretha Arrives [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive], Nuggets - Transparent Days: West Coast Nuggets [Marbled 2LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive], Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis [LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive] and The Zodiac - Cosmic Sounds [Glow In The Dark LP, Summer Of Love Exclusive]. More information and details of the other releases coming from Rhino as part of the Summer Of Love program can be found Here.
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