• New Release Round-Up 05-17-19



    New Releases 17 May 2019

    The National - I Am Easy To Find - 4AD
    I Am Easy To Find is The National’s eighth studio album and the follow-up to 2017’s GRAMMY®-award winning release Sleep Well Beast. A companion short film with the same name will also be released with music by The National and inspired by the album. The film was directed by Academy Award-nominated director Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners), and starring Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander. Mills, along with the band, is credited as co-producer of the album, which was recorded at Long Pond, Hudson Valley, NY with vocal contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle and more. The two projects are, as Mills calls them, “Playfully hostile siblings that love to steal from each other”—they share music and words and DNA and impulses and a vision about what it means to be human in 2019, but don’t necessarily need one another. The movie was composed like a piece of music; the music was assembled like a film, by a film director. The frontman and natural focal point was deliberately and dramatically side staged in favor of a variety of female voices, nearly all of whom have long been in the group’s orbit. It is unlike anything either artist has ever attempted and also totally in line with how they’ve created for much of their careers.

    The Head And The Heart - Living Mirage - REPRISE
    The Head And The Heart
     are releasing their new LP, Living Mirage, on Warner Bros. Records/Reprise. Early last year, The Head And The Heart came together in the Mojave Desert’s Joshua Tree where they decided to shed old skin before writing their fourth album, Living Mirage, a sweeping, artful expansion of the earthy folk rock that once defined them. This recent “rebirth, a spirit quest of sorts,” as bassist Chris Zasche describes it, came from growing pains after their last album, Signs of Light: the amicable departure of guitarist-vocalist Josiah Johnson, replaced by Matt Gervais (husband to singer-violinist Charity Rose Thielen), and the return of keyboardist Kenny Hensley. “This is literally the most work we’ve ever done on an album,” the band’s Jon Russell remarks, proudly.

    RAMMSTEIN - RAMMSTEIN - CAROLINE
    RAMMSTEIN is the first new RAMMSTEIN studio album since 2009’s LIEBE IST FÜR ALLE DA. The new album is produced by Olsen Involtini with 
    Rammstein. Rammstein is Christoph Schneider, Flake Lorenz, Oliver Riedel, Paul Landers, Richard Z. Kruspe, and Till Lindemann.

     

     

    Jimmie Vaughan - Baby, Please Come Home

    Jimmie Vaughan - Baby, Please Come HomeJimmie Vaughan - Baby, Please Come HomeJimmie Vaughan - Baby, Please Come Home - Last Music Company
    When it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights to make sure the music stays true to its powerful source. The sound of pleasure and pain that first sparked musicians to create such a sound is a force that can never be underestimated. The mojo has to be there. Texas guitarist/singer Jimmie Vaughan has dedicated his life to making sure the blues not only stays alive, but remains full of life and an inspiration to all who listen. He's held onto the spirit of the blues for more than 50 years, and he isn't about to stop now. Vaughan's first studio album since 2011, Baby, Please Come Home is a rolling and righteous celebration of everything the blues can be.

    Video Available


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    Jon Bryant - Cult Classic

    Jon Bryant - Cult ClassicJon Bryant - Cult ClassicJon Bryant - Cult Classic - Nettwerk Records
    New to Vancouver (Canada), alternative/singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Bryant sought connection. After joining, spending time and eventually leaving an undisclosed ‘cult’, Bryant’s fascination with cults began to percolate and became the framework for his upcoming full-length ‘Cult Classic’, that releases this week via Nettwerk.

     Video Available



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    Ryan Pollie - Ryan Pollie

    Ryan Pollie - Ryan PollieRyan Pollie - Ryan PollieRyan Pollie - Ryan Pollie - Anti
    Inspired by the warm, inviting sounds of ‘70s singer-songwriters like Jackson Browne and Graham Nash, Ryan Pollie wanted to make the most personal music of his career. He had released two albums as Los Angeles Police Department, and now he was ready to shed the protective barrier of his old band name — to make music, simply, as himself. Bolder and crisper than the albums he’s made as Los Angeles Police Department, his self-titled record emerges from a deeply collaborative place. He invited many of his closest friends over to his home to record the album, and a feeling of warm camaraderie shines through the music. “When somebody plays on a song, their character is in it,” he says. “I like to think all my friends are on this record. Their personality is in it. That was really important to me. I’m able to do what I do, mentally and emotionally, because of the people around me.”

     Video Available



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    Minor Poet - The Good News

    Minor Poet - The Good NewsMinor Poet - The Good NewsMinor Poet - The Good News - Sub Pop
    After spending years writing and recording music by himself in various bedrooms and basements, Andrew Carter hit his stride with the debut Minor Poet album, And How!. Made on a creative whim with no outside expectations, the eleven-song collection combined Carter’s love of carefully-crafted pop with a loose, fun, off-the-cuff recording aesthetic. The album was released in 2017 and developed a small but loving fan base, and Minor Poet has grown from a passion project into a cross-country touring band with write-ups in publications such as American Songwriter, Magnet, The Wild Honey Pie, Impose, and more. Minor Poet’s second album, The Good News, is a six-song collection that expands the boundaries of what constitutes the band’s sound. In just twenty-two minutes, the songs take apart the standard formulas of guitar-based rock and infuse them with vibrance and energy. On opener “Tabula Rasa,” interlocking guitars and a Farfisa organ carry the song through until everything drops suddenly into a doo-wop section that wouldn’t be out of place on a 1950’s.

     Video Available

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Carly Rae Jepsen - Dedicated
    Lucette - Deluxe Hotel Room
    Paul McCartney - Egypt Station Explorer's Edition
    The Heavy - Sons
    Greta Van Fleet - From The Fires
    Holly Herndon - Proto
    Brad Mehldau - Finding Gabriel
    The Mystery Lights - Too Much Tension!
    Brad Mehldau - Finding Gabriel
    Imperial Wax - Gastwerk Saboteurs
    Paul Gilbert - Behold Electric Guitar
    Alex Lahey - The Best Of Luck Club
    Dancing in Darkness - EBM, Black Synth & Dark Beats from the 80's
    Lewis Capaldi - Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent
    Various Artists - Sad About The Times
    Cassandra Wilson - Glamoured: Blue Note Tone Poet Series
    Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus
    Full Of Hell - Weeping Choir
    Dionne Warwick - She's Back
    Black Oak Arkansas - Underdog Heroes

    & More .....

    Interpol - A Fine Mess EP
    David Bowie - Clareville Grove Demos [3x7in Singles Box]
    Nick Lowe - Love Starvation / Trombone EP
    David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging: 40th Anniversary [Ltd Picture Disc]
    Kero Kero Bonito - Swimming / The Open Road [Vinyl Single]
    Barns Courtney - You And I [Single]
    *repeat repeat - Apocalyptic [Single]
    Volbeat - Parasite [Single]
    Enthroned - Vapula Omega [Single]












     

    UPCOMING RELEASES 

    Justin Townes Earle - The Saint Of Lost Causes

    Justin Townes Earle - The Saint Of Lost CausesJustin Townes Earle - The Saint Of Lost CausesJustin Townes Earle - The Saint Of Lost Causes - New West Records
    The Saint Of Lost Causes is the 8th album from American roots troubadour, Justin Townes Earle.  Earle’s latest album finds a songwriter and artist who is unflinching and unequivocal in his truth. When writing this album, Earle focused on a different America—the disenfranchised and the downtrodden, the oppressed and the oppressors, the hopeful and the hopeless. There’s the drugstore-cowboy-turned-cop-killer praying for forgiveness (“Appalachian Nightmare”) and the common Michiganders persevering through economic and industrial devastation (“Flint City Shake It”); the stuck mother dreaming of a better life on the right side of the California tracks (“Over Alameda”) and the Cuban man in New York City weighed down by a world of regret (“Ahi Esta Mi Nina”); the “used up” soul desperate to get to New Orleans (“Ain’t Got No Money”) and the “sons of bitches” in West Virginia poisoning the land and sea (“Don’t Drink the Water”). These are individuals and communities in every corner of the country, struggling through the ordinary—and sometimes extraordinary—circumstances of everyday life.

     Video Available

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    Mavis Staples - We Get By

    Mavis Staples - We Get ByMavis Staples - We Get ByMavis Staples - We Get By - Epitaph
    Mavis Staples returns with a brand new studio album produced and written by Ben Harper. Backed by Mavis’ critically acclaimed live band, We Get By features 10 songs of longing, strength, and spirituality, presented with simplicity, grit and sublime beauty. Highlights include the buoyant, “Anytime”, the cathartic, “Change”, and the title track, an uplifting duet with Ben Harper.

     Video Available

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    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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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 05-17-19

The National - I Am Easy To Find [LP]

The National - I Am Easy To Find [LP]

I Am Easy To Find is The National’s eighth studio album and the follow-up to 2017’s GRAMMY®-award winning release Sleep Well Beast. A companion short film with the same name will also be released with music by The National and inspired by the album. The film was directed by Academy Award-nominated director Mike Mills (20th Century Women, Beginners), and starring Academy Award Winner Alicia Vikander. Mills, along with the band, is credited as co-producer of the album, which was recorded at Long Pond, Hudson Valley, NY with vocal contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Lisa Hannigan, Mina Tindle and more. On September 3, 2017, director Mike Mills emailed Matt Berninger to introduce himself and in very short order, the most ambitious project of the National’s nearly 20-year career was born and plans for a hard-earned vacation died. The Los Angeles-based filmmaker was coming off his third feature, 20th Century Women, and was interested in working with the band on...something. A video maybe. Berninger, already a fan of Mills’ films, not only agreed to collaborate, he essentially handed over the keys to the band’s creative process. The result is I Am Easy to Find, a 24-minute film by Mills starring Alicia Vikander, and I Am Easy to Find, a 68-minute album by the National. The former is not the video for the latter; the latter is not the soundtrack to the former. The two projects are, as Mills calls them, “Playfully hostile siblings that love to steal from each other”—they share music and words and DNA and impulses and a vision about what it means to be human in 2019, but don’t necessarily need one another. The movie was composed like a piece of music; the music was assembled like a film, by a film director. The frontman and natural focal point was deliberately and dramatically side staged in favor of a variety of female voices, nearly all of whom have long been in the group’s orbit. It is unlike anything either artist has ever attempted and also totally in line with how they’ve created for much of their careers.

Rammstein - RAMMSTEIN [2LP]

Rammstein - RAMMSTEIN [2LP]

“DEUTSCHLAND” is the first music to be revealed from the first new RAMMSTEIN studio album since 2009’s LIEBE IST FÜR ALLE DA. The new album is produced by Olsen Involtini with RAMMSTEIN. RAMMSTEIN is CHRISTOPH SCHNEIDER, FLAKE LORENZ, OLIVER RIEDEL, PAUL LANDERS, RICHARD Z. KRUSPE, and TILL LINDEMANN.
Minor Poet - The Good News [LP]

Minor Poet - The Good News [LP]

Video

After spending years writing and recording music by himself in various bedrooms and basements, Andrew Carter hit his stride with the debut Minor Poet album, And How!. Made on a creative whim with no outside expectations, the eleven-song collection combined Carter’s love of carefully-crafted pop with a loose, fun, off-the-cuff recording aesthetic. The album was released in 2017 and developed a small but loving fan base, and Minor Poet has grown from a passion project into a cross-country touring band with write-ups in publications such as American Songwriter, Magnet, The Wild Honey Pie, Impose, and more.

Minor Poet’s second album, The Good News, is a six-song collection that expands the boundaries of what constitutes the band’s sound. In just twenty-two minutes, the songs take apart the standard formulas of guitar-based rock and infuse them with vibrance and energy. On opener “Tabula Rasa,” interlocking guitars and a Farfisa organ carry the song through until everything drops suddenly into a doo-wop section that wouldn’t be out of place on a 1950’s

Jimmie Vaughan - Baby, Please Come Home [Limited Edition Aztec Gold LP]

Jimmie Vaughan - Baby, Please Come Home [Limited Edition Aztec Gold LP]

Video

Jimmie Vaughans New Album Baby, Please Come Home available on CD, Digital and Limited Edition Aztec Gold Vinyl When it comes to the blues today, there are a handful of guiding lights to make sure the music stays true to its powerful source. The sound of pleasure and pain that first sparked musicians to create such a sound is a force that can never be underestimated. The mojo has to be there. Texas guitarist/singer Jimmie Vaughan has dedicated his life to making sure the blues not only stays alive, but remains full of life and an inspiration to all who listen. Hes held onto the spirit of the blues for more than 50 years, and he isnt about to stop now. Vaughans first studio album since 2011, Baby, Please Come Home is a rolling and righteous celebration of everything the blues can be.

Jon Bryant - Cult Classic [LP]

Jon Bryant - Cult Classic [LP]

Video

New to Vancouver (Canada), alternative/singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jon Bryant sought connection. After joining, spending time and eventually leaving an undisclosed ‘cult’, Bryant’s fascination with cults began to percolate and became the framework for his upcoming full-length ‘Cult Classic’, that releases on May 17, 2019 via Nettwerk.

Lucette - Deluxe Hotel Room [LP]

Lucette - Deluxe Hotel Room [LP]

Eclectic Canadian artist Lucette sophomore album  Produced by Sturgill Simpson,    Deluxe Hotel Room takes the traditional roots sound showcased on her 2014 debut (produced by Dave Cobb) with which she captured the attention of critics and fans alike with her breakout track “Bobby Reid”, a sauntering murder ballad that was featured on the Netflix special Nanette and has since garnered over 4-million Spotify streams to date.  Taking the first album sound for Deluxe Hotel she amplifies it by adding ethereal ambiance and emotive resonance to a foundation of R&B, pop and soul.  Lucette’s cutting, honest lyrics are informed by life experiences in love, loss and battling inner demons as she comes into her own both personally and artistically.

Ryan Pollie - Ryan Pollie [LP]

Ryan Pollie - Ryan Pollie [LP]

Video

Inspired by the warm, inviting sounds of ‘70s singer-songwriters like Jackson Browne and Graham Nash, Ryan Pollie wanted to make the most personal music of his career. He had released two albums as Los Angeles Police Department, and now he was ready to shed the protective barrier of his old band name — to make music, simply, as himself. Bolder and crisper than the albums he’s made as Los Angeles Police Department, his self-titled record emerges from a deeply collaborative place. He invited many of his closest friends over to his home to record the album, and a feeling of warm camaraderie shines through the music. “When somebody plays on a song, their character is in it,” he says. “I like to think all my friends are on this record. Their personality is in it. That was really important to me. I’m able to do what I do, mentally and emotionally, because of the people around me.”

Paul McCartney - Egypt Station Explorer's Edition [3LP]

Paul McCartney - Egypt Station Explorer's Edition [3LP]

The Explorer’s Edition features all tracks from Egypt Station sessions, including 6 live studio recordings, as well as 4 live performances of Egypt Station tracks from Abbey Road, The Cavern Club, LIPA, and Paul’s iconic performance at Grand Central Station.


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Movie Releases 05-21-19

The Upside [Movie] - Upside

The Upside [Movie] - Upside

A recently paroled ex-convict, Dell (Kevin Hart), strikes up an unusual and unlikely friendship with a quadriplegic billionaire, Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston), in this "funny and warm-hearted buddy comedy" (Pete Hammond, Deadline). From worlds apart, Dell and Phillip form an unlikely bond, bridging their differences and gaining invaluable wisdom in the process, giving each man a renewed sense of passion for all of life's possibilities. Inspired by a true story, this heartfelt comedy also stars Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies, and Aja Naomi King.

How To Train Your Dragon [Movie] - How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World

How To Train Your Dragon [Movie] - How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World

From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown… and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic trilogy spanning their lives. When the sudden appearance of a female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. In this last chapter, Hiccup and Toothless will finally discover their true destinies, and dragon and rider will fight together to protect everything they've grown to treasure.

Isn't It Romantic [Movie] - Isn't It Romantic

Isn't It Romantic [Movie] - Isn't It Romantic

New York City architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson) works hard to get noticed at her job, but is more likely to be asked to deliver coffee and bagels than to design the city’s next skyscraper. And if things weren’t bad enough, Natalie, a lifelong cynic when it comes to love, has an encounter with a mugger that renders her unconscious, waking to discover that her life has suddenly become her worst nightmare — a romantic comedy — and she is the leading lady.


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