• New Release Round-Up 06-14-19

     New Releases 14 June 2019

    Baroness - Gold & Grey - ABRAXAN HYMNS
    "Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop a more unique and challenging sound. I’m sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date. We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record I’m positive we could never again replicate. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know Sebastian, Nick and Gina as both my bandmates and my friends. They have pushed me to become a better songwriter, musician and vocalist. We’re all extremely excited for this release, which includes quite a few 'firsts' for the band, and we’re thrilled to be back on tour to play these psychotic songs for our fans. Expect some surprises." - John Baizley

    Madonna - Madame X - INTERSCOPE RECORDS
    Influenced creatively by living in Lisbon, Portugal over the past several years, Madame X is a collection of 15 new songs that celebrate Madonna’s career-long affair with Latin music and culture as well as other global influences. Singing in Portuguese, Spanish and English, highlights on the album include “Medellín,” which was co-produced by Mirwais and captures the spirit of Maluma’s hometown, the anthemic song “I Rise,” the Jamaican dancehall vibes of “Future” featuring Quavo, and co-produced by Diplo, as well as the sonically innovative Mirwais produced “Dark Ballet.” Recorded over 18 months in Portugal, London, New York and Los Angeles, Madonna collaborated on Madame X with longtime producer Mirwais, as well as with producers Mike Dean and Diplo, among others.

    Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars - SONY
    Western Stars is the new album from Bruce Springsteen, and his first new studio album in five years. This collection of songs takes his music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late '60s and early '70s. The album was recorded primarily at Springsteen's home studio in New Jersey, with additional recording in California and New York. "This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements," says Springsteen. "It's a jewel box of a record." The 13 tracks on Western Stars encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope. Ron Aniello produced the album with Springsteen and plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four tracks. The musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players including Jon Brion (who plays celeste, Moog, and farfisa), as well as guest appearances by David Sancious, Charlie Giordano, and Soozie Tyrell. 

    Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The Sun

    Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The SunChris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The SunChris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The Sun - Silver Arrow Records
    Servants Of The Sun bursts into the clear blue air with the funky upper atmosphere bubbling of vintage keyboards and driving rhythm. A gateway swings wide open to a universe that the Chris Robinson Brotherhood has been tirelessly constructing for eight years through extraordinary musicianship, endless touring and a roving, seemingly bottomless wizard’s chest of sonic delights. The band’s 8th studio effort since forming in 2011—spread out over six full length albums and two EPs—sets aside the studio explorations of their more recent work and turns inward to the heart of the Brotherhood’s universe. Of the origin concept for Servants, bandleader Chris Robinson explains: “I let my head go to a Saturday night at the Fillmore, and said, what’s the best set we could play?” And in following that guiding principle the CRB bottled their pure essence into 10 new songs, a distillation of their journey so far. In many ways they have come full circle in delivering their most direct, bare bones, rock n’ roll record since debut companion albums ‘Big Moon Ritual’ and ‘The Magic Door.’

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    Los Coast - Samsara

    Los Coast - SamsaraLos Coast - SamsaraLos Coast - Samsara - New West Records
    On their eagerly awaited debut album Samsara, the visionary Austin, TX combo Los Coast delivers a fresh blast of punchy psychedelic-pop-soul that effortlessly incorporates a wide range of genres. The band's seamlessly soulful songcraft incorporates the band's distinctive grooves along with the inventive compositions and commanding vocals of principal members Trey Privott (lead vocals, guitar) and John Courtney (guitar, keyboards, vocals). Even before Samsara had been recorded, Los Coast had already earned a reputation as one of America's most exciting and inventive young bands. With its lineup rounded out by Megan Hartman on bass, Damien Llanes on drums and Natalie Wright on keys, plus a varied assortment of guest players, Los Coast was already renowned for its rousing, expansive live sets. That same mix of energy and expertise is reflected on Samsara, which features such memorable, no-nonsense tunes as 'Simplify,' 'Monsters,' 'Graves' and the frantic, tongue-twisting '(Everything But) The Kitchen Sink.' The album delivers infectious hooks, ironic lyrical twists and explosive funk grooves in equal measure, providing an irresistible frame for Privott's soulful vocals and the band's explosive grooves.

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    Bastille - Doom Days

    Bastille - Doom DaysBastille - Doom DaysBastille - Doom Days - Capitol
    This week, Bastille release their new album Doom Days on Virgin Records. Made by Dan Smith with bandmates Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson and Chris ‘Woody’ Wood, and producer Mark Crew, it sees the GRAMMY®-nominated, Brit-winning band stretch out and open up like never before. The new album consists of 11 tracks and features previously released Quarter Past Midnight with the euphoric new single Joy. Doom Days marks something of a shift in perception from its widely acclaimed predecessor, the new album captures the need to temporarily switch off and escape. It celebrates real human connections and urges us to keep searching for those moments of elation. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 6.5 billion cumulative streams globally.

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    Noah Kahan - Busyhead

    Noah Kahan - BusyheadNoah Kahan - BusyheadNoah Kahan - Busyhead - Republic
    In two short years, music quite literally carried 22-year-old singer, songwriter and artist Noah Kahan around the world—a long way from his native Strafford, VT (pop. 1,045) and the 133-acre tree farm where he resides. On the trip, the alternative troubadour notched an international hit in the form of “Hurt Somebody,” which charted at #1 on Australian national radio for three weeks, while also charting in the Top 40 at Hot AC stateside.

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    Stan Getz - Getz At The Gate

    Stan Getz - Getz At The GateStan Getz - Getz At The GateStan Getz - Getz At The Gate - Verve
    Getz At The Gate” is a previously unreleased 1961 live recording from the historic Village Gate in New York City. This release features an all-star, rarely heard quartet with pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist John Neves and drummer Roy Haynes (aka ‘The Boston Band’). Includes extensive liner notes by Boston jazz historian Bob Blumenthal.

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    Calexico and Iron & Wine - Years to Burn

    Calexico and Iron & Wine - Years to BurnCalexico and Iron & Wine - Years to BurnCalexico and Iron & Wine - Years to Burn - Sub Pop
    Calexico and Iron & Wine first made an artistic connection with In the Reins, the 2005 EP that brought Sam Beam, Joey Burns and John Convertino together. The acclaimed collaboration introduced both acts to wider audiences and broadened Beam’s artistic horizons, but it was the shared experience of touring together in the tradition of Bob Dylan’s “Rolling Thunder Revue” that cemented their bond. Their roads diverged in the years that followed, but they kept in touch and cross-pollinated where they could. Although they often talked about rekindling their collaboration in the studio and on the stage, it wasn’t until last year that their schedules aligned. As on In the Reins, Beam took the lead on songwriting for Years to Burn, but Burns added one of his own in the end. They took differing approaches: Sam shared meticulous demos ahead of time and was ready with arrangement ideas and instrumental parts, while Joey came in with concepts and an eagerness to improvise. “Life is hard. Awesome. And scary as shit. But it can lift you up if you let it,” Sam offers. “These are the things Joey and I write about now. And the title can encapsulate a lot of things. ‘Years to Burn’ could mean you’re cocky, you’ve got it made. Or, our life is ours to burn, to be inspired. Or you’re burned by life, brutalized. It’s an ambiguous title, because life is complicated.”

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    Roger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' Orchestral

    Roger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' OrchestralRoger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' OrchestralRoger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' Orchestral - Polydor
    Celebrating 50 Years Of The Who’s Tommy. The Who's 'Tommy' Orchestral. Performed by Roger Daltrey, with members of The Who band and the orchestra conducted by Keith Levenson with orchestration from David Campbell. Double Gatefold Heavyweight Black Vinyl recorded in Budapest and Bethel in upstate New York, the scene of the first Woodstock festival 50 years ago, was produced by Roger and Keith Levenson and features the core band of Simon Townshend – Vocals / Guitar, Frank Simes – Guitar, Scott Devours – Drums, Jon Button – Bass, and Loren Gold – keyboards, all of whom have played with The Who live. Keith Levenson conducted The Budapest Scoring Orchestra from new orchestrations by David Campbell.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Fanfare: The Best Of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Jim James - Uniform Distortion 
    Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch - Twin Peaks: Season Two Music And More
    Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)
    Jordan Rakei - Origin
    Ages and Ages - Me You They We
    Jamestown Revival - San Isabel
    Chris Shiflett - Hard Lessons
    X Ambassadors - ORION
    ZZ Top - Goin' 50
    Remo Drive - Natural, Everyday Degradation
    Mattiel - Satis Factory
    Dressy Bessy - Fast Faster Disaster
    Keb' Mo' - Oklahoma
    Various Artists - Self Discovery For Social Survival
    R.E.M. - In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003
     Bill Callahan - Shepherd In a Sheepskin Vest
    Carole King - Live at Montreux 1973
    This Gift Is A Curse - A Throne of Ash
    Kate Tempest - The Book Of Traps and Lessons

    & More .....

    Mabel - Mad Love [Single]
     Hiss Golden Messenger - I Need A Teacher [Single]

    Dave Matthews Band - Come Tomorrow [Single]









     

    UPCOMING RELEASES 

    Buddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. South

    Buddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. SouthBuddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. SouthBuddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. South - New West Records
    Their first album together in nearly 10 years, Breakdown On 20th Ave. South is an album of Julie Miller songs produced by Buddy Miller. As a couple and individually, Buddy & Julie Miller have been nominated and received multiple awards including Grammys, Americana Awards, Dove Awards among others. Julie Millers songs have been recorded by a diverse range of artists including Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Levon Helm, Solomon Burke, and Miranda Lambert. Buddy Miller is known for his work as a guitarist, performing live and in the studio with artists such as Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris. Buddy's production credits include albums with Plant, Harris, Earle, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and many more. Breakdown On 20th Ave. South is a first rate showcase for Julies finely crafted lyrics. There is a line from the track Spittin' on Fire that best illustrates Julies sharp edged word play: You're a dangerous little storm, one part cold and one part warm. The song War Child is a cry for help that usually goes unheard. A cry for help from thousands and thousands of children stolen from their families, forced to carry a gun at ages as young as 7 or 8. Never to see home again. Tracks like, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me and Everything Is Your Fault hint at the ups and downs of love. The entire album is tied together by Buddy's unfussy production style. Breakdown On 20th Ave. South is a treat for long time fans of Buddy & Julie and a delightful discovery for new listeners.

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    The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger

    The Raconteurs - Help Us StrangerThe Raconteurs - Help Us StrangerThe Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger - Third Man Records
    The Raconteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler – have announced the release of their long-awaited new album, Help Us Stranger, which is the GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band’s third studio LP and first new album in more than a decade. Out on Friday, June 21, HELP US STRANGER sees the mighty combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock 'n' roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and White’s uncompromising songcraft and the band’s steadfast musical muscle. With HELP US STRANGER, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.

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    Philip Bailey - Love Will Find A Way

    Philip Bailey - Love Will Find A WayPhilip Bailey - Love Will Find A WayPhilip Bailey - Love Will Find A Way - Verve
    For over 50 years, Earth Wind and Fire provided the soundtrack to the lives of many.  With award winning albums and chart-topping hits such as “September”, “Devotion”, “Reasons” and “Keep Your Head to the Sky” EWF have stood the test of time and continue to be a force in music. Philip Bailey, one of the lead singers, also experienced solo success with “Easy Lover” and “Walking on the Chinese Wall.” This new album, Love Will Find A Way, has Philip teamed up with some of today’s hottest, progressive Jazz artists such as Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, Kamasi Washington, Casey Benjamin, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd and more. The single, “Billy Jack”, was written by the legendary Curtis Mayfield and produced by both Robert Glasper and Philip Bailey.

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    Marshall - Layers

    Marshall - LayersMarshall - LayersMarshall - Layers - Nettwerk Records
    The idea for Layers began to percolate a couple years ago, as Marshall was finding success with his joyous pop-band Walk off the Earth, the YouTube overachievers–turned–Juno winners. Still, he’d always envisioned himself falling somewhere between the musically transcendent Bob Dylan and Bon Iver. An emotionally tumultuous album, Layers is the sound of Marshall evincing everything from toxic relationships past to present insecurities and is the next-level output of an artist without boundaries.

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    Mannequin Pussy - Patience

    Mannequin Pussy - PatienceMannequin Pussy - PatienceMannequin Pussy - Patience - Epitaph
    The third full-length from Mannequin PussyPatience is an album fascinated with the physical experience of the body, its songs tracking the movements of mouths and hands and racing hearts, skin and spit and teeth and blood. Deeply attuned to the power of their own physicality, the Philadelphia-based band channels complex emotion in blistering riffs, thrashing rhythms, vocals that feel as immediate and untamed as a gut reaction. But throughout Patience, the Philadelphia-based band contrasts that raw vitality with intricate melodies and finely detailed arrangements, building a strange and potent tension that makes the album all the more cathartic. The follow-up to Romantic—a 2016 release praised by Pitchfork for “combin[ing] punk, shoegaze, death metal, and more, with the ferocious push-pull energy of a mosh pit”—Patience came to life at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. In creating the album, Mannequin Pussy worked with producer/engineer Will Yip (Quicksand, The Menzingers), shaping an explosive sound that never overshadows the subtlety of their songwriting. “In the past there’s been a chaotic feeling to the recording process, but working with Will put us in a different headspace,” says Dabice. “It helped us show our progression over the past few years and make a very crisp-sounding record, without losing the dirtiness of what Mannequin Pussy really is.”

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  • New Release Round-Up 06-07-19

     New Releases 07 June 2019

    Perry Farrell - Kind Heaven - BMG
    Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell announced the release date for his first solo album in 18 years on Friday (March 28), Kind Heaven, due out via BMG on this week. The nine-track effort was recorded with the Kind Heaven Orchestra, and it features contributions from Dhani HarrisonThe Cars' Elliot Easton and the Foo Fighters' Taylor Hawkins, among others; it was co-produced by Farrell and frequent David Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti.

    Eagles Of Death Metal - EODM Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote

    Eagles Of Death Metal - EODM Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never WroteEagles Of Death Metal - EODM Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never WroteEagles Of Death Metal - EODM Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote - UME
    Eagles Of Death Metal's Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes is tipping his hat to 13 of his favorite songs with his first covers album, titled Eagles Of Death Metal Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote. Hughes recorded and produced electrifying renditions of 13 songs he loves, including covers of KISS, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Love & Rockets, Ramones, Steve Miller Band, George Michael/Wham, Mary J. Blige, Queens of the Stone Age, The Distillers, David Bowie & more!

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    Jonas Brothers - Happiness Begins

    Jonas Brothers - Happiness BeginsJonas Brothers - Happiness BeginsJonas Brothers - Happiness Begins - Republic
    The preeminent male group of this century, Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music. They earned three consecutive number one albums and sold out shows throughout three continents. Selling over 17 million-plus albums with over 1 billion streams worldwide, they've achieved dozens of platinum and gold certifications. The tremendous success of the band provided a launch pad for their storied solo careers who have kept loyal fans yearning for a reunion, until now.

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    Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti (Music From The Motion Picture)

    Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti (Music From The Motion Picture)Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti (Music From The Motion Picture)Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti (Music From The Motion Picture) - Decca
    From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice...The Man...The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology.

    Also Available: Pavarotti - The Greatest Hits [3CD]

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    Peter Frampton Band - All Blues

    Peter Frampton Band - All BluesPeter Frampton Band - All BluesPeter Frampton Band - All Blues - UMe
    All Blues, the new covers album from the Peter Frampton Band, is released this week via UMe. The album is a collection of Frampton’s favorite blues classics and was recorded with his longtime touring band, made up of Adam Lester (guitar/vocals), Rob Arthur (keyboards/guitar/vocals) and Dan Wojciechowski (drums). All Blues was recorded at Frampton’s home studio in Nashville, Studio Phenix, and was co-produced by Chuck Ainlay and Peter Frampton.

    Also Available: Frampton Comes Alive

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Silversun Pickups - Widow's Weeds
    Dylan LeBlanc - Renegade
     Avicii - Tim
    The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus
    Motionless In White - Disguise
    Santana - Africa Speaks
    Ida Mae - Chasing Lights
    Neil Young and the Stray Gators - Tuscaloosa (Live)
    Luciano Pavarotti - The Greatest Hits
     Yeasayer - Erotic Reruns
    As Cities Burn - Scream Through The Walls
    The Boxmasters - Speck
    Miles Davis - The Complete Birth Of The Cool
    Ghosts of the Forest - Ghosts of the Forest
    Plaid - Polymer
    Plague Vendor - By Night
    Keith Urban - Greatest Hits: 19 Kids
    AURORA - A Different Kind Of Human (Step II)
    Richard Hawley - Further

    & More .....

    Buddy & Julie Miller - Till The Stardust Comes Apart / You Make My Heart Beat Too Fast (Live) [Single]
    Webster Station - Webster Station [EP]
    Jamie Cullum - The Age Of Anxiety [Single]
    Tanya Tucker - The Wheels Of Laredo [Single]
    Abbath - Outstrider [Single]










     

    UPCOMING RELEASES 

    Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The Sun

    Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The SunChris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The SunChris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The Sun - Silver Arrow Records
    Servants Of The Sun bursts into the clear blue air with the funky upper atmosphere bubbling of vintage keyboards and driving rhythm. A gateway swings wide open to a universe that the Chris Robinson Brotherhood has been tirelessly constructing for eight years through extraordinary musicianship, endless touring and a roving, seemingly bottomless wizard’s chest of sonic delights. The band’s 8th studio effort since forming in 2011—spread out over six full length albums and two EPs—sets aside the studio explorations of their more recent work and turns inward to the heart of the Brotherhood’s universe. Of the origin concept for Servants, bandleader Chris Robinson explains: “I let my head go to a Saturday night at the Fillmore, and said, what’s the best set we could play?” And in following that guiding principle the CRB bottled their pure essence into 10 new songs, a distillation of their journey so far. In many ways they have come full circle in delivering their most direct, bare bones, rock n’ roll record since debut companion albums ‘Big Moon Ritual’ and ‘The Magic Door.’

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    Los Coast - Samsara

    Los Coast - SamsaraLos Coast - SamsaraLos Coast - Samsara - New West Records
    On their eagerly awaited debut album Samsara, the visionary Austin, TX combo Los Coast delivers a fresh blast of punchy psychedelic-pop-soul that effortlessly incorporates a wide range of genres. The band's seamlessly soulful songcraft incorporates the band's distinctive grooves along with the inventive compositions and commanding vocals of principal members Trey Privott (lead vocals, guitar) and John Courtney (guitar, keyboards, vocals). Even before Samsara had been recorded, Los Coast had already earned a reputation as one of America's most exciting and inventive young bands. With its lineup rounded out by Megan Hartman on bass, Damien Llanes on drums and Natalie Wright on keys, plus a varied assortment of guest players, Los Coast was already renowned for its rousing, expansive live sets. That same mix of energy and expertise is reflected on Samsara, which features such memorable, no-nonsense tunes as 'Simplify,' 'Monsters,' 'Graves' and the frantic, tongue-twisting '(Everything But) The Kitchen Sink.' The album delivers infectious hooks, ironic lyrical twists and explosive funk grooves in equal measure, providing an irresistible frame for Privott's soulful vocals and the band's explosive grooves.

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    Bastille - Doom Days

    Bastille - Doom DaysBastille - Doom DaysBastille - Doom Days - Capitol
    On June 14, Bastille will release their new album Doom Days on Virgin Records. Made by Dan Smith with bandmates Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson and Chris ‘Woody’ Wood, and producer Mark Crew, it sees the GRAMMY®-nominated, Brit-winning band stretch out and open up like never before. The new album consists of 11 tracks and features previously released Quarter Past Midnight with the euphoric new single Joy. Doom Days marks something of a shift in perception from its widely acclaimed predecessor, the new album captures the need to temporarily switch off and escape. It celebrates real human connections and urges us to keep searching for those moments of elation. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 6.5 billion cumulative streams globally.

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    Noah Kahan - Busyhead

    Noah Kahan - BusyheadNoah Kahan - BusyheadNoah Kahan - Busyhead - Republic
    In two short years, music quite literally carried 22-year-old singer, songwriter and artist Noah Kahan around the world—a long way from his native Strafford, VT (pop. 1,045) and the 133-acre tree farm where he resides. On the trip, the alternative troubadour notched an international hit in the form of “Hurt Somebody,” which charted at #1 on Australian national radio for three weeks, while also charting in the Top 40 at Hot AC stateside.

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    Stan Getz - Getz At The Gate

    Stan Getz - Getz At The GateStan Getz - Getz At The GateStan Getz - Getz At The Gate - Verve
    Getz At The Gate” is a previously unreleased 1961 live recording from the historic Village Gate in New York City. This release features an all-star, rarely heard quartet with pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist John Neves and drummer Roy Haynes (aka ‘The Boston Band’). Includes extensive liner notes by Boston jazz historian Bob Blumenthal.

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    Calexico and Iron & Wine - Years to Burn

    Calexico and Iron & Wine - Years to BurnCalexico and Iron & Wine - Years to BurnCalexico and Iron & Wine - Years to Burn - Sub Pop
    Calexico and Iron & Wine first made an artistic connection with In the Reins, the 2005 EP that brought Sam Beam, Joey Burns and John Convertino together. The acclaimed collaboration introduced both acts to wider audiences and broadened Beam’s artistic horizons, but it was the shared experience of touring together in the tradition of Bob Dylan’s “Rolling Thunder Revue” that cemented their bond. Their roads diverged in the years that followed, but they kept in touch and cross-pollinated where they could. Although they often talked about rekindling their collaboration in the studio and on the stage, it wasn’t until last year that their schedules aligned. As on In the Reins, Beam took the lead on songwriting for Years to Burn, but Burns added one of his own in the end. They took differing approaches: Sam shared meticulous demos ahead of time and was ready with arrangement ideas and instrumental parts, while Joey came in with concepts and an eagerness to improvise. “Life is hard. Awesome. And scary as shit. But it can lift you up if you let it,” Sam offers. “These are the things Joey and I write about now. And the title can encapsulate a lot of things. ‘Years to Burn’ could mean you’re cocky, you’ve got it made. Or, our life is ours to burn, to be inspired. Or you’re burned by life, brutalized. It’s an ambiguous title, because life is complicated.”

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    Roger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' Orchestral

    Roger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' OrchestralRoger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' OrchestralRoger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' Orchestral - Polydor
    Celebrating 50 Years Of The Who’s Tommy. The Who's 'Tommy' Orchestral. Performed by Roger Daltrey, with members of The Who band and the orchestra conducted by Keith Levenson with orchestration from David Campbell. Double Gatefold Heavyweight Black Vinyl recorded in Budapest and Bethel in upstate New York, the scene of the first Woodstock festival 50 years ago, was produced by Roger and Keith Levenson and features the core band of Simon Townshend – Vocals / Guitar, Frank Simes – Guitar, Scott Devours – Drums, Jon Button – Bass, and Loren Gold – keyboards, all of whom have played with The Who live. Keith Levenson conducted The Budapest Scoring Orchestra from new orchestrations by David Campbell.

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    WE ARE STILL LISTENING TO... 

    Elton John - Diamonds [3CD Deluxe]

    Elton John - Diamonds [3CD Deluxe]Elton John - Diamonds [3CD Deluxe]Elton John - Diamonds [3CD Deluxe] - Island
    Elton John Diamonds 3CD contains 34 tracks over two discs, plus 16 bonus tracks of personal favorites curated by Elton himself. includes newly remastered 'Your Song', 'Rocket Man', 'Bennie and the Jets' and more!

    Also Available:
    Rocketman (Music From The Motion Picture) & Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

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    Marvin Gaye - You're The Man

    Marvin Gaye - You're The ManMarvin Gaye - You're The ManMarvin Gaye - You're The Man - Motown
    You're The Man is the first-ever planned 'lost' Tamla/Motown album from Marvin Gaye. Includes three tracks newly mixed by SaLaAM ReMi. The album also includes a rare long version of Marvin Gaye's cancelled Christmas single, as well as an unreleased vault mix of its instrumental B-side, and new essay by Marvin's biographer, David Ritz. You're The Man was the album originally proposed to follow-up the monumental What's Going On. The release coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Motown label and also Marvin Gaye's 80th Birthday (April 2).

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  • BK Announcement

    BK Announcement

    First and foremost, Bill and Gina would like to thank the thousands of customers who have graced our store over the last 18 years, at Midlothian Turnpike and then Forest Hill Ave! Each and every one of you, along with our incredible staff, are what made every day special and rewarding. It is with mixed excitement and sadness that we have decided to retire at the end of our current lease, so BK Music will be closing in June.

    We’ve made so many friends along the way and are grateful to have been a part of your lives. We hope the music you discovered in our store brings you joy for years to come. Our employees, past and present, have been like family and are the most dedicated, knowledgeable, friendly staff any employer could ever hope for. None of this would have been possible without any of you! Please watch our Facebook and Instagram posts for updates through June.

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Music Releases 06-14-19

Baroness - Gold & Grey [2LP]

Baroness - Gold & Grey [2LP]

The fifth studio album from Baroness, Gold & Grey, is out on June 14th via the band's own label, Abraxan Hymns.

Side A

Side B

 

01 

Front Toward Enemy

02 

I'm Already Gone

03 

Seasons

04 

Sevens

05 

Tourniquet

06 

Anchor's Lament

01 

Throw Me an Anchor

02 

I'd Do Anything

03 

Blankets of Ash

04 

Emmett - Radiating Light

05 

Cold-Blooded Angels

 

Full Length Vinyl 2

 

Side A

Side B

 

01 

Crooked Mile

02 

Broken Halo

03 

Can Oscura

04 

Borderlines

05 

Assault on East Falls

06 

Pale Sun

 Side B on LP 2 will be an etching.

 

Bastille - Doom Days [LP]

Bastille - Doom Days [LP]

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On June 14, Bastille will release their new album Doom Days on Virgin Records. Made by Dan Smith with bandmates Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson and Chris ‘Woody’ Wood, and producer Mark Crew, it sees the GRAMMY®-nominated, Brit-winning band stretch out and open up like never before. The new album consists of 11 tracks and features previously released Quarter Past Midnight with the euphoric new single Joy out May 2. Doom Days marks something of a shift in perception from its widely acclaimed predecessor, the new album captures the need to temporarily switch off and escape. It celebrates real human connections and urges us to keep searching for those moments of elation. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 6.5 billion cumulative streams globally.

Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars [2LP]

Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars [2LP]

Western Stars is the new album from Bruce Springsteen, and his first new studio album in five years. This collection of songs takes his music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late '60s and early '70s. The album was recorded primarily at Springsteen's home studio in New Jersey, with additional recording in California and New York. "This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements," says Springsteen. "It's a jewel box of a record." The 13 tracks on Western Stars encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope. Ron Aniello produced the album with Springsteen and plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four tracks. The musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players including Jon Brion (who plays celeste, Moog, and farfisa), as well as guest appearances by David Sancious, Charlie Giordano, and Soozie Tyrell. Bruce Springsteen's recording career spans over 40 years, beginning with 1973's Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ.' He has garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar and a Tony, been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, received a Kennedy Center Honor, and was MusiCares' 2013 Person of the Year. Springsteen's memoir 'Born to Run' (Simon & Schuster) and its companion album 'Chapter and Verse' were released in September 2016, and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2016. His historic 236-show run of 'Springsteen on Broadway' at Jujamcyn's Walter Kerr Theatre in NYC ran from October 2017 to December 2018, and also yielded an accompanying soundtrack album and Netflix special.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The Sun [2LP]

Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The Sun [2LP]

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Servants of the Sun bursts into the clear blue air with the funky upper atmosphere bubbling of vintage keyboards and driving rhythm. A gateway swings wide open to a universe that the Chris Robinson Brotherhood has been tirelessly constructing for eight years through extraordinary musicianship, endless touring and a roving, seemingly bottomless wizard’s chest of sonic delights. The band’s 8th studio effort since forming in 2011—spread out over six full length albums and two EPs—sets aside the studio explorations of their more recent work and turns inward to the heart of the Brotherhood’s universe. Of the origin concept for Servants, bandleader Chris Robinson explains: “I let my head go to a Saturday night at the Fillmore, and said, what’s the best set we could play?” And in following that guiding principle the CRB bottled their pure essence into 10 new songs, a distillation of their journey so far. In many ways they have come full circle in delivering their most direct, bare bones, rock n’ roll record since debut companion albums ‘Big Moon Ritual’ and ‘The Magic Door.’

Noah Kahan - Busyhead [LP]

Noah Kahan - Busyhead [LP]

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In two short years, music quite literally carried 22-year-old singer, songwriter and artist Noah Kahan around the world—a long way from his native Strafford, VT (pop. 1,045) and the 133-acre tree farm where he resides. On the trip, the alternative troubadour notched an international hit in the form of “Hurt Somebody,” which charted at #1 on Australian national radio for three weeks, while also charting in the Top 40 at Hot AC stateside.

Calexico and Iron & Wine - Years To Burn [LP]

Calexico and Iron & Wine - Years To Burn [LP]

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Calexico and Iron & Wine first made an artistic connection with In the Reins, the 2005 EP that brought Sam Beam, Joey Burns and John Convertino together. The acclaimed collaboration introduced both acts to wider audiences and broadened Beam’s artistic horizons, but it was the shared experience of touring together in the tradition of Bob Dylan’s “Rolling Thunder Revue” that cemented their bond. Their roads diverged in the years that followed, but they kept in touch and cross-pollinated where they could. Although they often talked about rekindling their collaboration in the studio and on the stage, it wasn’t until last year that their schedules aligned. Years to Burn can’t help but be different from In the Reins. Back then, Calexico entered the studio with a long list of previous collaborations (first in Giant Sand, then backing the likes of Victoria Williams and Richard Buckner), but wondering if Beam’s material was so complete and self-contained that it lacked a way in. Beam had been intimidated by Calexico’s virtuosic playing and their deep comfort in an encyclopedic array of styles. Those fears were dispelled quickly. Calexico was bowled over by Beam’s many talents: “The arranging, the writing, his sense of rhythm, the quality of his vocals—and then there’s the experimental side of Sam,” Joey says. “They were the perfect band at the perfect time for me,” Sam adds. “I loved all their different sounds. They’re musical anthropologists, not regurgitating but absorbing what they discover.” Beam, Burns and Convertino reconvened in Nashville for four days of recording in December 2018. Nobody was keen to retread old ground. The change of venue—In the Reins was tracked in Tucson—was one part of the effort. Together with steel guitarist Paul Niehaus, Calexico trumpet player Jacob Valenzuela and frequent Beam cohorts Rob Burger (Tin Hat Trio) on piano and Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing, Fiona Apple) on bass, they settled in at the Sound Emporium, a fabled studio founded in the sixties by Cowboy Jack Clement. An added ingredient was Grammy-winning engineer/co-producer Matt Ross-Spang (Margo Price’s Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, Al Green, Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free). As on In the Reins, Beam took the lead on songwriting for Years to Burn, but Burns added one of his own in the end. They took differing approaches: Sam shared meticulous demos ahead of time and was ready with arrangement ideas and instrumental parts, while Joey came in with concepts and an eagerness to improvise. “Life is hard. Awesome. And scary as shit. But it can lift you up if you let it,” Sam offers. “These are the things Joey and I write about now. And the title can encapsulate a lot of things. ‘Years to Burn’ could mean you’re cocky, you’ve got it made. Or, our life is ours to burn, to be inspired. Or you’re burned by life, brutalized. It’s an ambiguous title, because life is complicated.”

Roger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' Orchestral [LP]

Roger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' Orchestral [LP]

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Celebrating 50 Years Of The Who’s Tommy.

The Who’s Tommy Orchestral. Performed by Roger Daltrey, with members of The Who band and the orchestra conducted by Keith Levenson with orchestration from David Campbell.

Double Gatefold Heavyweight Black Vinyl recorded in Budapest and Bethel in upstate New York, the scene of the first Woodstock festival 50 years ago, was produced by Roger and Keith Levenson and features the core band of Simon Townshend – Vocals / Guitar, Frank Simes – Guitar, Scott Devours – Drums, Jon Button – Bass, and Loren Gold – keyboards, all of whom have played with The Who live. Keith Levenson conducted The Budapest Scoring Orchestra from new orchestrations by David Campbell.

Los Coast  - Samsara [Clear LP]

Los Coast - Samsara [Clear LP]

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On their eagerly awaited debut album Samsara, the visionary Austin, TX combo Los Coast delivers a fresh blast of punchy psychedelic-pop-soul that effortlessly incorporates a wide range of genres. The band's seamlessly soulful songcraft incorporates the band's distinctive grooves along with the inventive compositions and commanding vocals of principal members Trey Privott (lead vocals, guitar) and John Courtney (guitar, keyboards, vocals). Even before Samsara had been recorded, Los Coast had already earned a reputation as one of America's most exciting and inventive young bands. With its lineup rounded out by Megan Hartman on bass, Damien Llanes on drums and Natalie Wright on keys, plus a varied assortment of guest players, Los Coast was already renowned for its rousing, expansive live sets. That same mix of energy and expertise is reflected on Samsara, which features such memorable, no-nonsense tunes as 'Simplify,' 'Monsters,' 'Graves' and the frantic, tongue-twisting '(Everything But) The Kitchen Sink.' The album delivers infectious hooks, ironic lyrical twists and explosive funk grooves in equal measure, providing an irresistible frame for Privott's soulful vocals and the band's explosive grooves. Pressed on clear vinyl.

Stan Getz - Getz At The Gate [3LP]

Stan Getz - Getz At The Gate [3LP]

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“Getz At The Gate” is a previously unreleased 1961 live recording from the historic Village Gate in New York City. This release features an all-star, rarely heard quartet with pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist John Neves and drummer Roy Haynes (aka ‘The Boston Band’). Includes extensive liner notes by Boston jazz historian Bob Blumenthal.


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Movie Releases 06-18-19

Us [Movie] - Us

Us [Movie] - Us

From Academy Award-winning visionary Jordan Peele comes another original nightmare. Starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave) and Winston Duke (Black Panther), an endearing American family is pitted against a terrifying and uncanny opponent: doppelgängers of themselves.

The Beach Bum [Movie] - The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum [Movie] - The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Co-starring Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, The Beach Bum is a refreshingly original and subversive new comedy from director Harmony Korine (Kids, Spring Breakers).

Carole King - Live at Montreux 1973 [CD/DVD]

Carole King - Live at Montreux 1973 [CD/DVD]

DVD+CD EDITION. Released here for the first time, this 1973 Montreux show (her first ever performance outside of the U.S.) captures the early stages of a truly remarkable career. Following the release of her fifth album - Fantasy, Carole performs with heartfelt energy, playing classic hits such as "It's Too Late", "I Feel The Earth Move", "You've Got A Friend" plus standout tracks from Fantasy - "Believe in Humanity" and "Corazon" - and many others as she is backed by an ensemble of musicians.

Wonder Park [Movie] - Wonder Park

Wonder Park [Movie] - Wonder Park

Buckle up for an epic adventure where anything is possible! A young girl named June with a big imagination makes an incredible discovery – the amusement park of her dreams has come to life. Filled with the world’s wildest rides operated by fun-loving animals, the excitement never ends. But when trouble hits, June and her misfit team of furry friends begin an unforgettable journey to save the park. Action-packed and brimming with laughs, Wonder Park is a ride the whole family will love.


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