Glitterer - Life Is Not A Lesson - Glitterer
Life Is Not A Lesson is Glitterer’s second full-length album, featuring Ned Russin, bassist/vocalist of seminal hardcore-punk band Title Fight. This time Ned has produced the record himself, notwithstanding some recording and performance help from his twin brother, Ben, and some other friends, as well as mixing and mastering by Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Power Trip). It may surprise you to hear that, irrespective of worldly doom and gloom, the new songs are even catchier and bigger-sounding than those from his 2019 release, Looking Through the Shades. With roomier drums and more electric-guitars-per-square-inch than ever, Life is Not a Lesson has a way of evoking an alternate-universe version of Guided By Voices, one with a hardcore-punk background. Life is Not a Lesson proves to be a rigorous reckoning with the life of the mind at a time when there’s not much life outside the mind.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Bones Owens - Bones Owens
Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker: 30th Anniversary Edition
Alice Cooper - Detroit Stories [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2LP]
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Way Down In The Rust Bucket
Architects - For Those That Wish To Exist [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Summer Sky Wave LP]
Altin Gun - Yol [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple LP]
Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 2LP]
PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - Demos
Stereolab - Electrically Possessed (Switched On Volume 4)
Julien Baker - Little Oblivions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Pinegrove - Amperland, NY
Willie Nelson - That’s Life
Wesley Schultz - Vignettes
Smerz - Believer
Melvins - Working With God [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
Cloud Nothings - The Shadow I Remember
Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Red 2LP]
Maximo Park - Nature Always Wins
NOFX - Single Album
Steve Lukather - I Found The Sun Again
Joseph Williams - Denizen Tenant
Lil' Kim - The Notorious K.I.M. [Pink/Black Mix 2LP]
Ray Charles - The Best Of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years [Blue 2LP]
Chaka Khan - Epiphany: The Best Of Chaka Khan [Burgundy LP]
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Adult Mom - Driver - Adult Mom
Adult Mom began as the solo project of Stevie Knipe in a Purchase College dorm room in 2012, and now falls between the playful spectrum of solo project and collaborative band with beloved friends and musicians Olivia Battell and Allegra Eidinger. On Driver, Adult Mom’s third studio release, Stevie Knipe delves into the emotional space just beyond a coming-of-age, where the bills start to pile up and memories of college dorms are closer than those of high school parking lots. Like so many other twenty-somethings, Adult Mom’s third LP seeks to answer the age old question: what now? With an actualized sound, Adult Mom has arrived to soundtrack the queer rom-com they’ve been dreaming of since 2015. Driver incorporates an expert weaving of sonic textures ranging from synths and shakers to ‘00s-inspired guitar tones which convey a loving attention to detail.
Frank Zappa - Zappa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Zappa Records
The Soundtrack is a perfect complement to the film available on 3 CDs for the Zappa completist. Showcasing 69 total songs, with 12 previously unreleased recordings from archive along with the 1978 Saturday Night Live performance; 24 additional Zappa songs from the catalog spanning 4 decades; songs from Zappa's labels Straight / Bizarre Records; 2 classical compositions by Edgard Varese and Igor Stravinsky; and 26 Original Score cues newly composed by John Frizzell for the documentary.
Also Available Soon: Crystal Clear 2LP & 3CD
Icon For Hire - Amorphous - Icon For Hire
Icon For Hire’s sound is one that effortlessly blends heavy riffs, elements of electronic production and soaring vocal lines into a powerful & bold sonic explosion. However, at the heart of Icon For Hire’s music is a message of positivity, self-love and personal empowerment from the painfully relatable and rousing lyrics of Ariel. For Amorphous, the band worked with Grammy Nominated engineer Romesh Dodangoda (known for his previous work producing the last Bring Me The Horizon album as well as acts such as Don Broco, Busted, and Kids in Glass Houses). The album has been completely funded by fans through Kickstarter. This success was achieved thanks to the band’s highly dedicated ICON Army fanbase that support them on Patreon and have been there for the band though thick, thin, litigation, addiction and more. Having overcome both personal and professional adversity, Icon For Hire are living proof that you can take control of your life—and that’s perhaps the greatest success anyone can hope to accomplish.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Tash Sultana - Terra Firma [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Yellow LP]
Loathe - I Let It In And It Took Everything [Gold/Black 2LP]
The Hold Steady - Open Door Policy
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump.....On A Wooden Piano
Mogwai - As The Love Continues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Yellow LP]
Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Hunter And The Dog Star
nothing,nowhere. - Trauma Factory
BTS - Be (Essential Edition)
Ricky Warwick - When Life Was Hard And Fast
Devonte Hynes - We Are Who We Are (Original Series Soundtrack)
Wild Pink - A Billion Little Lights [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Glow-In-The-Dark LP]
Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life [Teal LP]
Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted And Black [Burnt Orange LP]
Hearty Har - Radio Astro
Porter Robinson - Look At The Sky [Vinyl Single]
Geneva Jacuzzi - Lamaze
The Who - WHO [7in Singles Box Set w/ Live At Kingston CD]
Hand Habits - Dirt EP [Vinyl]
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Teenage Wrist - Earth Is A Black Hole - Epitaph
The world may seem like a pretty strange place right now, but if nothing else that’s forced us into realizing that being human is a shared experience. That sentiment lies at the core of Earth Is A Black Hole, the second full-length from the Los Angeles rock act Teenage Wrist. The album also marks the group’s first release as a duo, with guitarist Marshall Gallagher stepping up as frontman, and longtime drummer Anthony Salazar backing him up in spectacular fashion. Gallagher explains. “I wanted to keep this band going and we didn’t know exactly what that would look like, so I wrote two songs and demoed them myself to see if everyone was still on board.” Those songs turned out to be the jangly power ballad “Yellowbelly” and spacey rocker “Wear U Down”—and with that, a new era of Teenage Wrist was born. The artistic liberation of this lineup change, coupled with the past two years the band spent touring alongside genre-smashing acts such as Thrice, allowed Teenage Wrist to expand on the shoegazing sound that helped establish them as one of the most exciting rock bands around today. From lush, guitar-driven songs like “High Again” to the atmospheric ambience of “Stella” and syncopated aggression of “Earth Is A Black Hole,“—most evidently on the swirling anthem “Silverspoon,“— Earth Is A Black Hole sees the band shifting their songwriting focus to a more modern sound that showcases the limitless potential of the band.
The Band - Stage Fright: 50th Anniversary - Capitol
Stage Fright is the third studio album by Canadian American group The Band, released on August 17, 1970. Engineered by Todd Rundgren and Glyn Johns, it features two of the group's best-known songs, "The Shape I'm In" and "Stage Fright", both of which showcased inspired lead vocal performances (by Richard Manuel and Rick Danko, respectively) and became staples in the group's live shows. Product Suite • Super Deluxe Box • 5.1 surround and hi-res stereo mix of album (by Bob Clearmountain) + new bonus tracks + previously unreleased Royal Albert Hall (1970) performance on Blu-ray • CD of new stereo mix album + new bonus tracks and unreleased Calgary hotel demo tracks CD of the Royal Albert Hall performance (stereo) • LP of main album new stereo mix (180gram, 33rpm) • 7” reproduction of original “Time To Kill” b/w “The Shape I’m In” Capitol single (Spanish pressing) Photo booklet with new notes by Robbie Robertson and a reprinting of the original 1970 Robert Hilburn Los Angeles Times album review
Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter - MCA Nashville
Loretta Lynn introduced the world to a crucial aspect of American life that was rarely acknowledged when she released her 1970 autobiographical album, Coal Miner's Daughter. Already a country star with chart-topping singles, this title track, led a string of #1 hits and became her first recording inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame. In addition, she was among a notable list of singer/songwriters who brought a woman’s perspective to country music. Celebrating 50 years.
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - STILL DREAMING - UMe
'STILL DREAMING' is the first Japanese album from TOMORROW X TOGETHER. The 10 tracks are comprised of Japanese versions of 6 of the group's Korean hits, plus 2 new instrumental tracks, a brand new Japanese original song, "Force," and their Japanese hit "Everlasting Shine:" The album is now available on CD and includes a lyric booklet filled with sunset-time photos. The first press also includes 1 of 5 randomly selected photo cards.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Weezer - OK Human [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Splatter LP]
Sia - Music – Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
Florida Georgia Line - Life Rolls On
Django Django - Glowing in the Dark [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Luminescent Green LP]
The Pretty Reckless - Death By Rock And Roll [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver 2 LP]
Taylor Swift - evermore [Grey Shell Cassette]
Humanity's Last Breath - Välde
Rammstein - Herzeleid - XXV Anniversary Edition
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - New Fragility [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Milky Clear Translucent LP]
Robin Thicke - On Earth & In Heaven
Pentatonix - The Lucky Ones
Moe. - Not Normal EP
Fletcher - The S(Ex) Tapes
Public Enemy - Power To The People And The Beats - Public Enemy's Greatest Hits [Limited Edition Blood Red w/ Black Smoke 2LP]
Curtis Mayfield - There's No Place Like America [Blue LP]
Curtis Mayfield - Roots [Orange LP]
R+R=Now - R+R=Now Live
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Aaron Lee Tasjan - Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! - New West Records
Every now and then an artist comes along who makes you remember why you started listening to albums in the first place: Aaron Lee Tasjan is that artist. With his off-center charm and restless creative dazzle, he makes music with conviction that has its roots in rock’s murky past, armed with an arsenal of songs that spill over with humor, intelligence, irony, and at times prophecy. He updates the idea of androgyny but dispels the emotional and social ambiguity with lyrics that reflect his own geographic and artistic wanderings. Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! is 11 songs. The man who began the album, is not the same man who completed it, transformed both by the experiences that inspired the songs and crafting them. This is not anxious music for anxious times, but rather music as an antidote for anxious times. It is the sound of the future arriving.
John Mayall - The First Generation 1965-1974 - Snapper UK / Madfish
There are box sets and then there are BOX SETS. John Mayall’s The First Generation 1965-1974 set sits firmly in the latter category, being substantial both in the artefacts contained within and the superb music it encompasses. The first set of this size to be released documenting John Mayall’s early years sees not only all albums from his much lauded formative career, but also unreleased tracks aplenty. Featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Blue Mitchell, Jon Mark and many more outstanding musicians, this mammoth package contains 35 CDs, a beautiful hardback book and much more. Not for nothing did Mayall earn the moniker ‘Godfather of the British Blues’. For a short but compelling time in the 60s and 70s he recognised raw talent, took it in, nurtured it, and everyone thrived and benefitted as a result. Many of the best musicians of the period passed through the hallowed ranks of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. All are on show here in a stunning set crammed with musical highlights.
The Weeknd - The Highlights - XO Records
If you can’t feel your face waiting for the big game this Weeknd, save your tears because we’ve got the perfect soundtrack to carry you to kickoff and all the way through the after hours. Get acquainted with The Highlights – a new greatest hit collection from The Weeknd ahead of his highly-anticipated Super Bowl halftime performance. Or explore The Weeknd’s entire catalog, from his 2013 debut Kiss Land all the way through last year’s multi-platinum smash After Hours. Go ahead, you’ve earned it.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Black Country, New Road - For the first time [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Common - A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red/White/Blue Marble LP]
Foo Fighters - Medicine at Midnight [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)
The Weather Station - Ignorance [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
Various Artists - A Benefit For Equality Vol. 1 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
John Prine - September 78
Danny Kroha - Detroit Blues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Turquoise LP]
The Decemberists - Live Home Library Vol 1 August 11 2009 Royal Oak [LP]
Hounds - Cattle In The Sky
The Staves - Good Woman
Yes - House Of Yes: Live From House Of Blues [Limited Edition Translucent Blue 3LP]
A.J. Croce - By Request
Deacon Blue - Riding On The Tide Of Love
Role Model - Our Little Angel EP
Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe: The Breath of Life (Abridged Version) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver 3LP]
Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Edition) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue 3LP+2CD Box Set]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Songs Of Freedom: The Island Years [6 LP Box Set]
George Benson - Breezin' [Blue/Badge LP]
Sugarhill Gang - The Best of Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight [Limited Edition Translucent Gold Audiophile LP]
TV Priest - Uppers
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Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams - Transgressive
Twenty-year-old, London-based musician and poet Arlo Parks, has been very steadily climbing the ranks as an artist to watch since the release of her confessional debut single "Cola" in 2018. Arlo has received praise from artists such as Billie Eilish, Wyclef Jean, Clairo, Florence Welsh and Phoebe Bridgers during the past year while growing her fan base exponentially. Arlo's debut album "is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific." On a personal level, Parks struggled with her identity growing up; a self- confessed tom-boy who was super sensitive and "uncool," she says it was like "I'm a black kid who can't dance for shit, listens to emo music and currently has a crush on some girl in my Spanish class." By the time she reached 17, she shaved her head, figured out she was bisexual and produced/wrote an album's worth of material.
Lucero - When You Found Me - Liberty & Lament
Like the great river that flows through Memphis, the music of Lucero keeps rolling on, twisting and turning through the years, the same dark and brooding steadiness always at work. Since forming in late the ‘90s, this group of Memphis road-dogs has mixed heartfelt lyrics with the sounds of early rock and roll, classic punk, country-folk, and deep-fried Southern soul. It’s a sound that stands on the pillars of American music, born more of feeling than technique, delivered night after night to legions of fans in dive bars and theaters, and on stages as august as Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Ryman. In short, it’s music that is built to last, impervious to trends. For their tenth studio album, When You Found Me, the band continues its natural evolution, this time tapping into a more atmospheric, widescreen vision (one that wouldn’t seem out of place on a Reagan-era FM dial) while still staying tethered to its roots. “I wanted a very classic rock sound for this album,” says songwriter and frontman Ben Nichols. “I wanted it to sound like stuff I heard on the radio growing up. I didn’t want to make a retro record at all, but I did want to reference some of those sounds and tones and moods. I think we struck a nice balance between nostalgia and something that still sounds like contemporary Lucero.”
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Baio - Dead Hand Control
Steven Wilson - THE FUTURE BITES
Mike Krol - Mike Krol Is Never Dead: The First Two Records
The Milk Carton Kids - Live From Lincoln Theatre
Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose: Live At Brixton
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire? (2020 Reissue)
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire? - Demos
Goat Girl - On All Fours
The Dead South - Served Live
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - I Told You So
Lastlings - First Contact
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Best Years Of Our Lives: 45th Anniversary
BlackPink - THE ALBUM
Various Artists - Golden Age: 25 Years Of Signature Sounds
Joan As Police Woman - Live
The Notwist - Vertigo Days
John Prine - Storm Windows [SYEOR 2021 LP]
John Prine - Pink Cadillac [SYEOR 2021 LP]
John Prine - Bruised Orange [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Ani DiFranco - Revolutionary Love
Public Enemy - Power To The People And The Beats - Public Enemy's Greatest Hits
Anna B Savage - A Common Turn
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At just 20-years-old, Arlo Parks has seen her profile steadily rise since the release of her debut single, “Cola,” in 2018. Parks is quick to note the impact independent record stores have had on her, and her ascension in the music world. “I spent a lot of time in indie record stores when I was a kid and I’m really grateful for all they brought to me,” said Parks. “They’re a place where you can really delve into music, explore new music and discover whole worlds of sonic palates.”
Since releasing “Cola,” Parks, a London-based musician and poet, has emerged as a favorite on “artists to watch” lists thanks to a prolific output of delicately-soulful tracks like “Sophie,” “Eugene” and “Hurt.” Along the way, Parks has received praise from the likes of artists like Billie Eilish, Wyclef Jean, Clairo, Florence Welsh and Phoebe Bridgers.
The next stop on Parks’ journey comes on January 29 with the release of her full-length debut, Collapsed in Sunbeams. Parks describes the album as “a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia – I want to feel both universal and hyper-specific.”
PREVIEW AND PURCHASE - Collapsed in Sunbeams
The Dead Daisies - Holy Ground - SPV
The Dead Daisies have started the next chapter welcoming new band member Glenn Hughes. Also known as "The Voice Of Rock", Glenn has taken over lead vocals and bass guitar, joining guitarists Doug Aldrich, David Lowy and drummer Deen Castronovo. With the addition of Glenn Hughes, The Daisies supercharge their front line through his rock solid bass grooves and unmatched vocal intensity. As all fans know, the man is a true original, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, with a rich history of music that features heavy weights like Deep Purple and Black Country Communion as well as a successful solo career. One might say: "They don't build rockers like him anymore". Followers can expect more High-Voltage Rock songs, indomitable grooves and spellbinding lyrics, all the ingredients that have made this music so timeless, out-living trends of the modern day. The sound of The Dead Daisies is entrenched in the Hard Rock way of life we all love but as a living, breathing rock band, they are constantly evolving & bringing new dynamics to a classic style.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Bring Me The Horizon - Post Human: Survival Horror
Bicep - Isles
Perry Farrell - The Glitz; The Glamour
Guided By Voices - Styles We Paid For
Brian Eno - Film Music 1976 – 2020
Kiwi jr. - Cooler Returns
Rhye - Home
Moon Taxi - Silver Dream
Seasick Steve - Love & Peace
Steve Hackett - Under A Mediterranean Sky
Cub Scout Bowling Pins - Heaven Beats Iowa EP
Nicholas Lens / Nick Cave - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S
Bob Mould - Distortion: 1996-2007
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Bang!... The Greatest Hits Of Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Spice Girls - Forever [Deluxe LP]
Old Dominion - Meat And Candy
Jason Bieler & The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra - Songs For The Apocalypse
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 [SYEOR 2021 2LP]
Genesis - A Trick of the Tail [SYEOR 2021 Easter Yellow LP]
Genesis - Duke [SYEOR 2021 White LP]
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms [SYEOR 2021 2LP]
Dire Straits - Communiqué [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - Dire Straits [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - Making Movies [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - On Every Street [SYEOR 2021 2LP]
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly [SYEOR 2021 Opaque LP]
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Beach Bunny - Blame Game EP - Mom & Pop Music
Beach Bunny release their new EP Blame Game out via Mom+Pop Music. The new EP follows the band’s 2020 Billboard Top 10 debut album Honeymoon, which received 4 STARS from Rolling Stone - and a print profile - a multi-page critic’s essay from The New Yorker and features with The Cut, i-D, Paper, Nylon and many more. Where Honeymoon centered on the highs and lows of new love, Blame Game takes aim at toxic masculinity, sexism and the emotional labor of unreliable relationships. Blame Game was written in quarantine and recorded in Chicago over a week in August. The four new original songs are produced by Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Joyce Manor, Modern Baseball, Remo Drive).
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition)
Jeff Tweedy - Love Is The King
Tyler Childers - Long Violent History
You Me At Six - Suckapunch
Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs
Zayn - Nobody Is Listening
Accept - Too Mean To Die
Bill Withers - Greatest Hits
Why Don't We - The Good Times And The Bad Ones
DaBaby - BLAME IT ON BABY [Deluxe 2LP]
Matthew Sweet - Catspaw
Trampled By Turtles - Blue Sky & The Devil
Trampled By Turtles - Songs From A Ghost Town
Fleetwood Mac - The Best Of Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Buffalo Springfield - Retrospective: The Best Of Buffalo Springfield [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Talk Talk - It's My Life [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Billie Joe + Norah - Foreverly [SYEOR 2021 Orange Ice Cream LP]
Danny Elfman - Batman: Original Motion Picture Score [SYEOR 2021 Solid Turquoise LP]
Danny Elfman - Dick Tracy (Original Score) [SYEOR 2021 Transparent Blue LP]
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song/Hey Hey What Can I Do [Vinyl-Single]
21 Savage / Metro Boomin - SAVAGE MODE II
Lil Tecca - Virgo World
Pop Smoke - Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon
Kurt Vile - Speed Sound Lonely KV EP
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Passenger - Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted - Nettwerk Records
Mike Rosenberg, better known as Passenger, is a multi-award winning, platinum-selling singer-songwriter from Brighton, England. Although still known for his busking, he long ago made the journey from street corners to stadiums – most notably with 'Let Her Go', which reached number 1 in 19 countries and which has now notched more than two billion plays on YouTube. For his latest album "Songs For The Drunk And Broken Hearted" Rosenberg explains, “I chose the album title because a lot of the songs are about drinking and the emotions felt around it” he explains. There are personal references Rosenberg adds, “I’ve recently gone through a break-up, which is always a rough time but can actually be very inspiring too. I spent a few months going out and drinking too much which was fun and heartbreaking and awful all at once. Some of the material is personal and some of it is about other people, either people I’ve met or fictional characters. That’s always been a Passenger thing: sad stories about people drenched in disappointment with that sense of what could have been.”
Barry Gibb - Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook (Vol. 1) - Capitol
A lifelong bluegrass and country music fan, legendary singer, songwriter and producer Barry Gibb has long dreamed of a project that would bring him together with some of the artists he admires the most. With the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, that dream has become a reality with Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers' Songbook (Vol. 1)—out this week via Capitol Records. Featured artists roster includes Alison Krauss, Brandi Carlile, Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Sheryl Crow and more.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Morgan Wallen - Dangerous: The Double Album
Aaron Frazer - Introducing...
Lewis Capaldi - Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent: Finale
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump 20th Anniversary Collection [4LP Box Set]
Steven Wilson - 12 THINGS I FORGOT [Vinyl]
Beck - Hyperspace: 2020 Deluxe Edition
Becca Stevens - Wonderbloom
Melody Gardot - Sunset In The Blue
Viagra boys - Welfare Jazz
Greg Graffin - American Lesion [White LP]
The Cars - Shake It Up [SYEOR 2021 Neon Green LP]
K.D. Lang - Invincible Summer: 20th Anniversary Edition [SYEOR 2021 Yellow Flame LP]
Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues [SYEOR 2021 Sky Blue LP]
Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads [SYEOR 2021 Red Opaque 2LP]
Strung Like a Horse - Whoa!
Various Artists - Goodnight Songs For Rebel Girls
Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation: 10th Anniversary Remix Edition
Oliver Tree - Ugly Is Beautiful
Call Me Spinster - Call Me Spinster EP
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Paul McCartney - McCartney III - Capitol
50 years following the release of his self-titled first solo album McCartney, featuring Paul playing every instrument and writing and recording every song, Paul McCartney releases McCartney III. Paul hadn’t planned to release an album in 2020, but in the isolation of “Rockdown,” he soon found himself fleshing out some existing musical sketches and creating even more new ones. Before long an eclectic collection of spontaneous songs would become McCartney III: a stripped back, self-produced and, quite literally, solo work marking the opening of a new decade, in the tradition of 1970’s McCartney and 1980’s McCartney II. Recorded earlier this year in Sussex, McCartney III is mostly built from live takes of Paul on vocals and guitar or piano, overdubbing his bass playing, drumming, etc. atop that foundation. McCartney III spans a vast and intimate range of modes and moods, from soul searching to wistful, from playful to raucous and all points between — captured with some of the same gear from Paul’s Rude Studio used as far back as 1971 Wings sessions. And Paul's array of vintage instruments he played on the new album have an even more storied history, including Bill Black of Elvis Presley's original trio's double bass alongside Paul's own iconic Hofner violin bass, and a mellotron from Abbey Road Studios used on Beatles recordings, to name but a few. Just as McCartney’s 1970 release marked Paul’s return to basics in the wake of the biggest band break-up in musical history, and the 1980 avant-garde masterpiece McCartney II rose from the ashes of Wings, McCartney III finds Paul back on his own, turning unexpected circumstances into a personal snapshot of a timeless artist at a unique point in history.
Aluna - Renaissance - Mad Decent
The desire for change stirs from the inside. We either listen to it-or not. Aluna chose to listen. After widespread critical acclaim as one-half of multi-platinum duo AlunaGeorge, the singer, songwriter, and producer established an unpredictable and undeniable signature sound on her 2020 solo debut, Renaissance.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Taylor Swift - evermore
Drive-By Truckers - The New OK
Mac Miller - Swimming In Circles [4LP]
Mumford & Sons - Delta Diaries [CD Book Set]
Conan Gray - Kid Krow [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD w/ Autographed Booklet]
Childish Gambino - Because The Internet [2LP]
The Brummies - Automatic World
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Soul (Original Motion Picture Score) [LP]
Jon Batiste - Music From And Inspired By Soul [LP]
The Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One
Fit For An Autopsy - The Sea Of Tragic Beasts [Black/Green/White Splatter LP]
Blind Guardian - Imaginations From The Other Side: 25th Anniversary Edition
ENHYPEN - BORDER : DAY ONE [Dawn Version]
Skip Marley - Higher Place EP
NCT - NCT - The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt. 2 [Departure Ver.]
James Blake - Before EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl]
Jay Electronica - A Written Testimony
The Black Keys - Brothers: 10th Anniversary Edition [Deluxe 2LP]
Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard - The Non-Stop EP
Lil Baby - My Turn [Deluxe]
George Thorogood & The Destroyers - Live In Boston 1982: The Complete Concert [Deluxe 4LP]
Between The Buried And Me - Colors [2020 Remix/Remaster 2LP]
The Wedding Present & Friends - Not From Where I'm Standing
Maggie Rogers - Notes From The Archive: Recordings 2011-2016
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Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions) - High Top Mountain
Since breaking through in 2014 with his Grammy nominated Metamodern Sounds in Country Music album, Sturgill Simpson has established himself as one of the most daring and most acclaimed artists of our time. His music stretches across genres and styles, from the psychedelic soul of 2016's A Sailor’s Guide To Earth (Grammy nominated for Album of the Year and winner for Best Country Album) to the fuzzed-out rock attack of Sound & Fury in 2019. Now Simpson returns to the music of his native Kentucky with his first bluegrass project, Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions). A true "mixtape for the fans", as Sturgill calls it, sees him reimagining songs from across his catalogue backed by some of Nashville's finest acoustic virtuosos.
Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams - Plastic Bouquet - New West Records
Every December, Christchurch, NZ enjoys the start of summer as Saskatoon, SK begins to freeze over. For as far apart as these places may seem, you would never know it from the sound of Plastic Bouquet, the debut collaborative album between Saskatoon duo Kacy & Clayton and Christchurch singer and songwriter Marlon Williams. While on tour across Europe in 2017, Kacy & Clayton quite literally stopped Marlon in his tracks. As if playing by divine design through the radio, the pair’s “Springtime of the Year” immediately enchanted him. Soon thereafter, Marlon hopped a flight to Saskatoon and they wrote and recorded the bulk of what would become Plastic Bouquet. They unlocked undeniable chemistry. With Plastic Bouquet, these three musicians find common ground in dusty country spun through a kaleidoscope of psychedelic soul and dreamy fifties delivery. They created an ethnosphere that is more than the sum of its parts. It’s also the beginning of something very exciting.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
The Avalanches - We Will Always Love You
The Kills - Little Bastards
Laura Jane Grace - Stay Alive
Belle And Sebastian - What To Look For In Summer
Coheed & Cambria - Good Apollo I’m Burning Star IV, Volume 2: No World For Tomorrow
Fiona Apple - Fetch The Bolt Cutters [Deluxe]
M. Ward - Think Of Spring
Mumford & Sons - Delta Tour EP
Deftones - White Pony: 20th Anniversary [Deluxe 2CD]
Various Artists - Willie Nelson American Outlaw (Live At Bridgestone Arena 2019)
Jeezy - The Recession 2
The Rolling Stones - I Can't Get No Satisfaction: 55th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Emerald 12in Single]
Soulwax - Nite Versions [Limited 15 Anniversary Edition Pink & White LP]
The Killers - Imploding The Mirage [LP]
Big Sean - Detroit 2
Neil Young - After The Gold Rush: 50th Anniversary Edition
Def Leppard - Hits Vegas - Live At Planet Hollywood [Limited Edition Translucent Blue 3LP]
Less Than Jake - Silver Linings
Puscifer - Existential Reckoning
John Prine - John Prine Live
Guided By Voices - Styles We Paid For
Majestica - A Christmas Carol
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Shawn Mendes - Wonder - Island
Grammy nominated Shawn Mendes returns with his fourth studio album Wonder, the follow up to 2018’s platinum Shawn Mendes. Includes the first single, also entitled “Wonder” and 13 other tracks recorded over the course of 2020. “Wrote an album. It’s called “Wonder”. "It really feels like a piece of me has been written down on paper and recorded into song. I tried to be as real and as honest as I’ve ever been. It’s a world and a journey and a dream and an album I’ve been wanting to make for a really long time.”
Frank Black - Christmass - Demon
Demon Records is proud to present a new series of vinyl reissues from American singer-songwriter Black Francis / Frank Black. The first release in this new series is 'Christmass', a collection of acoustic performances from Frank Black's 2006 US solo tour. Recorded both live on stage and in hotel rooms whilst on the road, the album includes tracks from across Black's career. Highlights include stripped back renditions of Pixies' classics 'Where Is My Mind?', 'Cactus' and 'Wave Of Mutilation' along with 'I Burn Today', 'Bullet' and 'Nadine' from Black's solo albums. This new definitive vinyl edition is pressed on two 140g 'cactus' green vinyl.
Green Druid - At The Maw Of Ruin - Earache Records
2020 release from this metal band spawned in the mile-high city of Denver Colorado, the first city to legalize marijuana. Green Druid was nominated for 'Best Metal Band' at the 303 Magazine Awards. Album closer is a cover of UK trip-hop pioneers Portishead's 'Threads'.
Amy Winehouse - 12x7: The Singles Collection - Republic
A 7” singles box set comprising all of Amy Winehouse's singles from the Frank, Back To Black and Lioness: Hidden Treasures albums. Tracks include ‘Stronger Than Me’, ‘Rehab’ and ‘Love Is A Losing Game’, all of which won the Ivor Novello Award for Amy in 2004, 2007 and 2008. The set also includes the Grammy Award winning ‘Body and Soul’, a duet with Tony Bennett. The singles are housed in individual picture sleeves and pressed on black vinyl. The box also features a 20-page lyrics booklet and a set of art cards.
Also Available: The Collection [5CD Box Set]
Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman: 50th Anniversary Edition - A&M
Tea For The Tillerman is arguably Cat Stevens’ best known and most cherished album. Originally released in November 1970, Universal Music will be celebrating it’s 50th anniversary in style on 20th November 2020 with a multi-format release suite, including a very special 5CD/BD/1LP/12” Live E.P. Super Deluxe Edition reissue of one of music’s most classic albums. The Super Deluxe set features a brand new 2020 Remaster of the record, as well as a brand new 2020 Mix (overseen by Yusuf Islam producer / engineer David Hefti), with audio mixed from the original 1970 Island Records multi-track master tape. The 2020 Mix also appears on the 1LP which is 100% exclusive to this box set. CD3 features Yusuf’s brand new interpretations of these wonderful songs, Tea For The Tillerman², which is released on stand-alone formats on 18th September 2020. Yusuf has chosen to include it here in order to present the very most complete edition of the original album, and to show how these songs have evolved over their 50 year lifespan. CD4 features demos, outtakes and alternate versions, including two wholly previously unreleased tracks (“Can This Be Love?” and “It’s So Good”), while CD5 features 25x live performances including 5 previously unreleased tracks recorded Live At The Troubadour, 4 previously unreleased live performances from the 8th December 1970 show at Fillmore East, and 6 previously unreleased live from British, French and German TV performances in 1970/71. The Live At The Troubadour performance is also included in full on the live 12” E.P. (exclusive to this box). The Super Deluxe box set is rounded out with a BluRay featuring HD 24bit/96khz audio of the 2020 Mix, as well as 8x previously unreleased live TV performances, 7 tracks performed live at KCNET studios, Los Angeles, and the official “Father And Son” video.
Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon: 50th Anniversary Edition - A&M
Back in 1970 and following a period of illness and recuperation, singer-songwriting troubadour Cat Stevens re-emerged with a new record deal with Island Records and a spiritual and artistic rebirth. ‘Mona Bone Jakon’, his first album for Island, showcased a markedly different change in direction for Cat, unveiling with it a remarkable set of new compositions that included classics like ‘Trouble’, ‘Maybe You’re Right’ and the UK hit single ‘Lady D’Arbanville’. To commemorate the album’s 50th anniversary comes this definitive super deluxe box set of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’. Sounding as fresh as the day it was recorded, the original album is represented here by a brand new 2020 remaster of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road, overseen by original producer Paul Samwell-Smith 2020 on CD, as well as a new 2020 Mix by David Hefti on both CD and LP. The set also includes an exclusive third CD of previously unreleased demos, and a fourth featuring 18 live performances from 1970/71. This box is rounded out with a live 12” etched vinyl E.P. of a rare audience recording of ‘Live At Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival’ from August 1970, and with a BluRay disc featuring the original promo video of ‘Lady D’Arbanville’, plus eight live TV performances, and the HD audio of the new Mona Bone Jakon 2020 Mix. Also included is a 98-page beautifully illustrated hardcover book with extensive new sleevenotes. Finally there’s also a selection of memorabilia including Island Records press kit, two Island press photos, a replica 1970 Plumpton Jaxx and Blues flyer, a Cat Stevens tour sticker and ‘dustbin’ greetings card and pop art print in a card envelope.
Grandson - Death Of An Optimist - Fueled By Ramen
Grandson's debut EP trilogy of Modern Tragedy 1, 2, and 3, which turned Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and musician Jordan Edward Benjamin into a vocal spokesperson on some of today's most pressing political and social issues, Death Of An Optimist continues grandson's dynamic search for meaningful change with some of his most clear-eyed and assertive songwriting yet.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Arctic Monkeys - Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Margo Price - Perfectly Imperfect At The Ryman
Beyonce - Homecoming: The Live Album
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - K.G.
The White Stripes - The White Stripes Greatest Hits
Deafheaven - 10 Years Gone
Coldplay - Christmas Lights [Limited Edition Blue 7in Vinyl]
Stevie Nicks - Live In Concert: The 24 Karat Gold Tour
Britney Spears - Glory: Deluxe [Opaque White 2LP]
Steven Wilson - 12 Things I Forgot
Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Complete Island Recordings [11LP Box Set]
Khruangbin - Late Night Tales: Khruangbin
Calexico - Seasonal Shift
YUNGBLUD - weird!
Steve Perry - Traces: Alternate Versions & Sketches
Rich The Kid & YoungBoy Never Broke Again - Nobody Safe
Sigur Ros - Odin's Raven Magic
Rory Gallagher - The Best Of
Various Artists - The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Original Soundtrack) [Red, Green & Clear Smoke 3LP]
Twice - Eyes Wide Open (Story Version)
SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One' [Limited Edition Orange Cassette]
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RSD Black Friday is here, so start off your shopping season the right way by hitting your favourite record store and picking out some awesome gifts for your loved ones (and yourself). As well as the fantastic variety of record store goodies we stock all year round there will of course be some special releases exclusive to record stores streeting that day. You can check out the list of those titles right here! And you can also head over to recordstoreday.com for more details.
Eleine - Dancing In Hell - Black Lodge Records
After a huge success with their EP "All Shall Burn" late 2019, Eleine now releases their third full-length album "Dancing In Hell". With a natural step into the darker and heavier sound Eleine delivers an album that sets a new standard within the symphonic metal genre with hard hitting, melodic and seductive metal that has become the renowned Eleine sound. With "Dancing In Hell", Eleine share stories of inner demons, strength and loss. You've surely been pushed down and even alone from time to time in the fight you're in, whatever that might be, right? Imagine yourself standing in the center of your own personal hell, but you have a smile on your face because you know that united we have the strength to push through. In "Dancing In Hell", you will find a legion to lean against and be a part of. Get ready to feel empowered like never before.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Miley Cyrus - Plastic Hearts
Billie Joe Armstrong - No Fun Mondays
Smashing Pumpkins - CYR
Little Simz - Drop 6 EP
Orville Peck - Show Pony EP
William Prince - Gospel First Nation
J. Lloyd - Kosmos
Flogging Molly - Swagger: 20th Anniversary [Box Set]
The Hold Steady - Heaven is Whenever: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Widespread Panic - Coconut Image / Monkey Image Reissue [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
Clutch - The Weathermaker Vault Series Vol. 1
Jesse Colin Young - Highway Troubadour
Shakin' Stevens - Singled Out
Various Artists - An Americana Christmas [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green/Red LP]
Hatebreed - Weight Of The False Self
Cadaver - Edder & Bile
Dream Theater - Distant Memories - Live In London [Box Set]
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Nick Cave - Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace - Bad Seed Ltd
Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace is a concert film and live album by musician Nick Cave. It was filmed by cinematographer Robbie Ryan and features Cave performing solo on piano at Alexandra Palace in London. Idiot Prayer serves as the final film in a trilogy-along with 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) and One More Time with Feeling (2016)-and was described by Cave as "it's luminous and heartfelt climax."
Tank and The Bangas - Friend Goals EP - Verve
Grammy-nominated Tank and The Bangas are back with Friend Goals, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed major label debut album Green Balloon. This 6-track EP features collaborations from CHIKA, PJ Morton, and Duckwrth.
Various Artists - Southeast Of Saturn - Third Man Vinyl
It makes sense that Detroit had a buzzy, thriving space-rock scene in the ‘90s. What American city’s denizens had a more urgent need to disengage and think outside the grim, post-industrial rustbelt realities? With space-rock (and its close sonic cousin shoegaze) being at once expansive and introspective, it naturally appealed to the young, intelligent artists who gravitated toward its vertiginous orbit. The music of Southeast Of Saturn did not arise organically from metro Detroit’s fertile soil. Locally, garage-rock, goth-rock, neo-hippie groups, and the usual preponderance of adequate bar bands dominated the landscape. Thirsty Forest Animals guitarist Andrew Peters summarizes the prevalent attitude among the Motor City’s space-rock contingent: “I don’t think we really noticed the local Detroit scene earlier on. We were more into the bands you would see in the NME / Melody Maker, zines, and records - mostly from the UK - on the walls at Play It Again”. If anything was a major factor locally, it was Play It Again, the independent record store in the suburbs of Detroit that nurtured the scene with its amazing curation of imports and killer used records picked up on owner Alan Kovan’s British record buying trips. Penned “Detroit Space-Rock”, the scene centered around Burnt Hair Records, Burnt Hair CEO Larry Hoffman’s Life According To Larry radio show, Zoot’s Coffeehouse and bands, such as Windy & Carl, Asha Vida, Füxa, Auburn Lull, and Majesty Crush. It was a modern movement of a more traditional “space-rock” sound, influenced less by The Stooges and MC5 and more by Spacemen 3, Loop, My Bloody Valentine and krautrock bands like Can and Neu!. Even the best-known artists on Southeast Of Saturn - Windy & Carl, Majesty Crush, Füxa - never achieved mainstream success, but within the rock underground, they inspired a cultish devotion that burns to this day. If you missed their evanescent output the first time around, this compilation will get you up to speed over its 19 mind-altering tracks.
Mary J. Blige - My Life: Deluxe Edition - Republic
Digitally remastered and expanded edition. The 3x platinum My Life was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album in 1995. In ensuing years, Rolling Stone included the album on their 50 Essential Female Albums (#17), 100 Greatest Albums of the '90s (#63) and 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (#279) lists. My Life is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige, originally released on November 29, 1994.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
mxmtoon - dawn/dusk
The War On Drugs - Live Drugs
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live In Maui
Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Nashville
Sylvan Esso - WITH [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2 LP]
BTS - BE (Deluxe Edition)
The Dirty Knobs - Wreckless Abandon
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Live In San Francisco '16
Neil Diamond - Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019
Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack)
Local Natives - Sour Lemon EP
Rilo Kiley - Rilo Kiley
Iron Maiden - Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City
Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman At Christmas
Autechre - Plus
Dame Shirley Bassey - I Owe It All To You
Five Finger Death Punch - A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2
Annie Lennox - A Christmas Cornucopia: 10th Anniversary Edition
John Fogerty - Fogerty's Factory
Mary J. Blige - My Life: Deluxe Edition
Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound Of Thunder: Remastered
Dirty Projectors - 5EPs
Various Artists - '80s TV Classics - Music From G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero
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Chris Stapleton - Starting Over - Mercury Nashville
2020 release from the acclaimed country music singer/songwriter. Starting Over has 14 new tracks and is Chris Stapleton's first studio album of new material since 2017. Features the single "Starting Over". Chris has received five Grammy Awards, seven ACM Awards, ten CMA Awards, and five Billboard Music Awards to date and with his first three album he has sold over eight million albums to date, including his debut album Traveller which has sold over four million copies.
Elton John - Jewel Box - Mercury
An in-depth exploration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s extensive catalogue including early rarities and deep cuts personally curated by Elton John. The release the fans have been waiting for. With an eye watering amount of previously unheard and unreleased tracks this is a treasure trove for Elton John fans. The eight disc box set will be a beautiful hardcover book with discs housed in the back, wrapped in an outer slipcase. The collection spans the period 1965 to 2019. Also Available: And This Is Me [2LP], Rarities & B Sides [3LP] and Deep Cuts [4LP].
The Menzingers - From Exile - Epitaph
Philadelphia-based indie rockers, The Menzingers made great use of their free time during this summer's stay at home order by recording a "re-imagined" acoustic version of their brilliant 2019 album "Hello Exile." Since forming as teenagers in 2006, The Menzingers have shown their strength as rough-and-tumble storytellers, turning out songs equally rooted in frenetic energy and lifelike detail. On From Exile, the band took their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. And while their songs often reveal certain painful truths, they ultimately maintain the irrepressible spirit that's always defined the band. These acoustic interpretations show once again how beautifully crafted these songs really are.
Andrea Bocelli - Believe - Decca
The internationally renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his breathtaking new album, Believe, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. It follows his record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance at Easter from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan which was watched live by millions around the globe. It features a previously unreleased track from the late, great Italian composer Ennio Morricone, as well as ‘Gratia Plena’ – from the critically acclaimed new movie, Fatima –, two duets with award-winning mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, and for the first time ever Andrea Bocelli has recorded his own interpretations of ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Padre Nostro’ along with familiar favourites such as ‘Hallelujah’, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. Believe, co-produced by Steven Mercurio and Haydn Bendall, is a collection of uplifting songs that have inspired and sustained Bocelli over the years.
Boris - Amplifier Worship - Third Man Vinyl
Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like “explosive” and “thunderous” barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. First released in 1998, catalog staple Amplifier Worship will see its first-ever reissue with minimalistic album art from the first-press Japanese CD on November 13, 2020 via Third Man Records. The Stoughton gatefold jacket will house both officially remastered LPs, pressed at Third Man Pressing. This will also serve as Amplifier Worship’s long-awaited debut across digital streaming services. Amplifier Worship is Boris’s most intense and unrelenting album to date. Not for the faint of heart, the group incorporates mythic doom-drones, up-tempo psych-sludge and even a refreshing ribbit into their signature concoction of celestial and heavy music. Amplifier Worship is a critical chapter in the Boris canon. The album is a testament to the group's bullishness in pushing metal to it’s uncomfortable and unfamiliar edges. And it is also undoubtedly one of their best.
Boris - Absolutego - Third Man Vinyl
Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. Absolutego is a trek over a staggering mountain of sound. The tension builds with wave after wave of massive feedback, drums leading into a crushing crescendo of full-band repetition and clarity before descending deeper until finally reaching a surreal divebomb purring drone finale. This song takes notes out of the Melvins playbook and pushes the sound to it's absolute logical and visceral extreme. It sets a solid foundation for why Boris is considered to be one of the most important metal bands of the 21st century.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
AC/DC - Power Up
John Parish & Polly Jean Harvey - Dance Hall At Louse Point
Lambchop - Trip
Various Artists - Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983 - 1987
The Cranberries - No Need To Argue: Remastered
Sara Bareilles - More Love - Songs from Little Voice Season One
Nas - King's Disease
Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos - Live At The Hollywood Palladium: Remastered
Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash And The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Alice In Chains - Facelift
Randall Bramblett - Pine Needle Fire
Jess Gillam - TIME
Parker McCollum - Hollywood Gold EP
George Benson - Weekend In London
Benee - Hey U X
Yves Jarvis - Sundry Rock Song Stock
Phil Campbell & The Bastard Sons - We're The Bastards
Marika Hackman - Covers
Starcrawler - Lizzy B/ w Bet My Brains [Vinyl Single]
Billie Holiday / Sonhouse All Stars - Billie (The Original Soundtrack)
Katatonia - Dead Air
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Return To Greendale - Reprise
Return To Greendale is the latest installment in Neil Young’s Performance Series (#16) and features a concert (audio & on film) from the historic and unique 2003 tour supporting the release of the Neil Young with Crazy Horse album Greendale. On the 2003 tour, Neil Young and Crazy Horse were joined on stage by a large cast of singers and actors to perform the story Neil Young wrote about the small town of Greendale and how a dramatic event affects the people living there. The ten songs from the powerful original album are performed in sequence, with the cast speaking the sung words - adding to the intensity of the performance. The live album Return to Greendale is released this week in several formats: Double vinyl, a 2 CD set, and a limited-edition deluxe box set that includes a Blu-ray of the full concert, a DVD of Inside Greendale (the making of the album documentary), 2 LPs and 2 CDs. The film of the ambitious live show captures the vibrancy of Neil Young and Crazy Horse on stage in a unique multi-media experience. It seamlessly blends together the live performance, the actors portraying each song, with the story occasionally enhanced by scenes from the Greendale - The Movie. Both the live concert film and the Inside Greendale documentary are directed by Bernard Shakey and produced by L. A. Johnson.
Heather Trost - Petrichor - Third Man Vinyl LLC
It’s hard to not get jaded about music itself when one deals with the ins and outs on a daily basis of what remains of the music industry. And then, well, you know how it is--when presented with music that’s actually fresh and unique, or simply fucking good, not only are we reunited with the reason we all are grinding away here, but it’s very difficult to not resort to superlatives. So we will do our best to stick to the facts here. But just do yourself a huge favor, and let this album wash over you, right now. Third Man Records is chuffed to present to you the New Mexico-based artist Heather Trost’s second or third solo full-length. Petrichor is fresh, unique, and really fucking good. Sonically, this modern psychedelic pop music is as experimental as it is accessible. Petrichor was recorded between 2018 and 2019 by Heather Trost and her husband Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel) at their home studio. The two are community activists, urban gardeners, and full-time musicians.
Paul McCartney And The Frog Chorus - We All Stand Together - Capitol
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rupert the Bear, MPL has restored and remastered in 4K the BAFTA winning Rupert and the Frog Song a 1984 short animated film, directed by Geoff Dunbar. To accompany the film a reimagined picture disc for 'We All Stand Together' is also set to be released. The track hit #3 on the UK Singles chart and then charted again a year later in 1985. The 7" shaped picture disc with the iconic image of Rupert The Bear and Paul McCartney is packaged in a die cut sleeve to highlight the shaped vinyl and includes an exclusive folded poster in the sleeve and outer mailer.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Laura Veirs - My Echo
Kylie Minogue - Disco
Pylon - Pylon Box [4LP Box Set]
Pylon - Gyrate
Pylon - Chomp
Olafur Arnalds - some kind of peace
Donovan Woods - Without People
Sun Ra Arkesttra - Swirling
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - Minisode 1 : Blue Hour
David Bowie - Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World)
Public Enemy - What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?
Adulkt Life - Book Of Curses
Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's Daughter [White 2LP]
Tunng - Tunng presents…DEAD CLUB
John Lee Hooker - Live At Montreux 1983 & 1990
Charlie Parker - The Savoy 10-inch LP Collection
Brothertiger - Out Of Touch
The Who - WHO: Deluxe & Live At Kingston
Amine - Limbo
Sir Woman - Bitch EP
Oneohtrix Point Never - Magic Oneohtrix Point Never
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Sam Smith - Love Goes - Capitol
Sam Smith continues their all-conquering journey to super stardom as they release their third album ‘Love Goes’. This follows an incredible run of global smashes including ‘Dancing with a Stranger’, with Normani which has amassed over 13 million copies and over 2.5 billion streams, became the #1 airplay in the US & UK and has achieved platinum status in 15 countries. ‘How Do You Sleep?’ and the accompanying game-changing video has already reached sales of over 8 million and remained in the Spotify Global Top 20 after 4 months. 2018 also saw Smith release their global hit with Calvin Harris ‘Promises’ which the pair performed at the BRIT Awards; Sam reached 13 million YouTube subscribers – one of only 8 UK artists to achieve this accolade – and they ended 2019 peaking at 8 on the Global Spotify monthly listeners chart. They have over 10 billion total streams on Spotify alone, with 2 singles (Too Good At Goodbyes and Stay With Me) being one of only 100 tracks to ever achieve over 1bn total streams on Spotify. During their career Sam has sold over 28 million albums worldwide and notched up seven UK No. 1 records to date including ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ – the first Bond theme to reach the position, gaining them a Guinness World Record. In addition, Sam has also received four Grammy Awards, three BRITs and an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song (Writing’s On The Wall).
U2 - All That You Can’t Leave Behind: 20th Anniversary - Interscope Records
Limited 11 vinyl LP set. Includes fully remastered studio album plus 20 page booklet. 9 track b-sides, out-takes and alternate versions. Elevation Live From Boston 19 track set. 5 x 12" featuring 11 remix singles including 4 previously unreleased. 32 page hardback book by long-time U2 collaborator Anton Corbijn featuring previously unseen photos. Double-sided poster. Digitally remastered 20th Anniversary edition. The forever-evolving U2 looked back to their anthemic, passionate '80s classics on their 10th studio album, even as they took what they'd learned in the '90s and had maximum fun with studio production (aided ably here by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois). It didn't hurt that Bono and co. Had their best batch of songs in years at the ready; all this combined to catapult All That You Can’t Leave Behind to #1 in 32 countries.
Also available: CD, Deluxe 2CD, 2LP and Limited Edition 5CD Super Deluxe Box Set
Busta Rhymes - Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath Of God - Conglomerate Ent
The first album in eight years from hip-hop icon Busta Rhymes. The album is a sequel to his 1998 album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front. Includes the single "The Don and The Boss", a collaboration with dancehall superstar Vybz Kartel.
Jeremiah Johnson - Unemployed Highly Annoyed - Ruf Records
Jeremiah Johnson blends the sounds of the south, with Mississippi River blues and a touch of country flair. Emotionally charged roots rock, powered by the common man's passion for life and all the struggles in-between. Songs with meaning, a powerfully persuasive voice and master class musicianship.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Ariana Grande - Positions
Elvis Costello - Hey Clockface
Mr. Bungle - The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo
Hamilton Leithauser - Live! at Café Carlyle
Record Store Day Presents Decibel Completely Extreme Volume One
I Prevail - Post Traumatic
John Petrucci - Terminal Velocity
Cam - The Otherside
Trippie Redd - Pegasus
Troye Sivan - In A Dream EP
Black Stone Cherry - The Human Condition
Nils Frahm - Empty
GWAR - Scumdogs Of The Universe: 30th Anniversary
The Crow (Original Soundtrack) [Rocktober 2020 LP]
Yes - The Royal Affair Tour (Live in Las Vegas)
Bob Mould - Distortion: 1989-2019
Bob Mould - Distortion: 1989-1995
The Heshoo Beshoo Group - Armitage Road
Ron Dante - Ron Dante's Funhouse
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Gorillaz - Song Machine, Season One - Warner Records
Song Machine, Season One is Gorillaz’ newest concept which started in January 2020, releasing brand new material episodically - as and when it happens – and has continued throughout the year. The ongoing and ever-evolving process has seen our favourite characters joined by an expanding roster of collaborators captured live in Kong Studios and beyond. The result is an expansive collection of 17 tracks embracing a myriad of sounds, styles, genres and attitudes from a breath-taking line-up of guest artists including Beck, Elton John, Fatoumata Diawara, Georgia, Kano, Leee John, Octavian, Peter Hook, Robert Smith, Roxani Arias, ScHoolboy Q, Slaves, Slowthai, St Vincent and 6LACK, as well as CHAI, EARTHGANG, Goldlink, Joan As Police Woman, JPEGMAFIA, Moonchild Sanelly, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Skepta and Tony Allen.
Ben Harper - Winter Is For Lovers - ANTI
Winter Is For Lovers was a lifetime in the making... a solo lap-steel guitar piece incorporating elements of delta blues, flamenco, and even Satie-like minimalism, this work resonates with lyrical virtuosity, originality and soul. In some ways Winter Is For Lovers is a love letter to Ben Harper’s longtime fans who have always revered his guitar virtuosity; it’s the record they always wanted him to make. For many other music lovers, this record is a revelation, an unknown side to a celebrated artist showing a sense of meticulousness, depth and music history that will add new dimensions to an already renowned career. As a child, before Ben Harper was even playing music, he sat at the feet of folk luminaries like Rev Gary Davis, John Fahey, Ry Cooder and others in his grandparents Folk Music Center in Claremont, CA, soaking up their influence and passion for pure guitar music. As a teenager, while discovering his own musical gifts, he was repairing guitars and being mentored by many of these artists, most notably, Taj Mahal. While his musical path has taken him to worldwide fame playing rock and roll, and many other idioms, that pure guitar music has always been central to his musical heart. Ultimately, Winter Is For Lovers is a very personal statement from Ben Harper, drawing from the bountiful garden of his earliest musical impressions and propelling him into the future with an elegiac masterpiece.
Beastie Boys - Beastie Boys Music - Capitol
Beastie Boys Music is a companion piece to the critically acclaimed documentary Beastie Boys Story and the group's best seller Beastie Boys Book. The album features 20 Beastie Boys classics spanning the band's 30+ year career.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You
clipping. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned
The Mountain Goats - Getting Into Knives
I Don't Know How But They Found Me - RAZZMATAZZ
boy pablo - Wachito Rico
Joe Bonamassa - Royal Tea
Drive-By Truckers - Live From Austin, TX
Action Bronson - Only For Dolphins
Melody Gardot - Sunset In The Blue
Pearl Jam - MTV Unplugged
Faithless - All Blessed
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Live At The Tennessee Theatre
Sparkle Division - To Feel Embraced
The Phoenix Foundation - Friend Ship
Nothing but Thieves - Moral Panic
Blue October - This Is What I Live For
Plants And Animals - The Jungle
Luke Combs - What You See Ain't Always What You Get: Deluxe Edition
Dan Penn - Living On Mercy
Wallows - Remote EP
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Tom Petty - Wildflowers & All the Rest - Warner Records
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the 1994 album by Tom Petty. Contains the original album (remastered) with 15 tracks spread over two LPs. LP 3 contains All The Rest, the 10 songs from the Wildflowers sessions that were left off the album, five of which are previously unreleased.
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Pressure - Spinefarm
Singer/guitarist Tyler Bryant wrote "Crazy Days" to help him deal with the insanity that is 2020. There were zero plans to have it be the lead-off single for a fourth album, Pressure, whose 13 blues-infused, timeless rock songs create a full-circle journey that both embraces and distracts Guest vocals include Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke. and Rebecca Lovell of the duo Larkin Poe.
For their only show of 2020 the band wanted to put together a little something special, A one-of-a-kind virtual concert on Oct 16th featuring songs from Pressure, as well as some Shakedown favorites. Click Here For Details.
Various Artists - Blue Note Re:imagined - Blue Note Records
Legendary labels Decca Records and Blue Note have joined forces for Blue Note Re:imagined; a brand-new collection of 16 classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents. Representing a bridge between the ground-breaking label’s past and future, the project features contributions from a rollcall of internationally acclaimed jazz, soul and R&B acts including Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes, Steam Down, Skinny Pelembe, Emma-Jean Thackray, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei and Brit Award-winning Jorja Smith.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Original Soundtrack) - Decca
Relive the soundtrack from "The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners" VR zombie experience. The gripping complete collection brings to life the horrifying journey through walker-infested New Orleans. This 2-CD set features 56 Bayou-inspired songs and compositions by Michael David Peter & Joshua Mosely, with muddy re-imaginings of songs like "When The Levee Breaks", "In The Pines" and "When The Saints Go Marching In". Immerse and ask yourself: are you a saint or a sinner? Also available on Red/Green/Clear Smoke colored 3LP with Alternative Cover
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
beabadoobee - Fake It Flowers
The Struts - Strange Days
Tommy Lee - Andro
BTS - SKOOL LUV AFFAIR: Special Addition
Pluralone - I Don't Feel Well
Japandroids - Massey Fucking Hall
Jeremy Ivey - Waiting Out The Storm
Cordovas - Destiny Hotel
Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison
Autechre - Sign
Helena Deland - Someone New
Eagles - Live From The Forum MMXVIII
Kevin Morby - Sundowner
Katie Melua - Album No. 8
Steep Canyon Rangers - Arm In Arm
Woodkid - S16
NCT - NCT - The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt. 1 [The Future Ver.]
Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight
Pixies - Hear Me Out / Mambo Sun [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 12in Vinyl Single]
Sasha Sloan - Only Child
Various Artists - Def Jam Forward
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Touche Amore - Lament - Epitaph
Touche Amore has been burrowing through angst, alienation, cancer, and heartbreak throughout four adored studio albums. After over a decade of working through darkness, the band’s gorgeously gruff fifth album, Lament, finds the light at the end of the tunnel. Through 11 songs, TOUCHÉ AMORÉ looks back at its past and uses hard-won optimism to point its fans toward light, and love.
John Lennon - GIMME SOME TRUTH. THE ULTIMATE MIXES. - Capitol
GIMME SOME TRUTH. THE ULTIMATE MIXES. is the definitive new best of John Lennon – 36 tracks on four 180-gram LPs completely remixed from the original master tapes, giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come and sounding better than ever before. Lift-off lid box contains 4LPs, 8 page booklet, fold-out double-sided poster, 2 post cards and GIMME SOME TRUTH. bumper sticker.
Brothers Osborne - Skeletons - EMI Nashville
Brothers Osborne release their third studio album, Skeletons. They are 2x CMA Award winners for Vocal Duo Of The Year and winners for the 2018 ACM New Artist of the Year. With 12 new tracks, including current hit- "All Night". Brothers Osborne's two previous albums Pawn Shop and Port Saint Joe produced seven singles that charted on the Hot Country Songs chart and included #1 Platinum single, "Stay A Little Longer".
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition - Warner Records
Released in October 2000, Linkin Park’s groundbreaking debut album Hybrid Theory is a melting pot of heavy alternative rock, hip-hop and electronic flourishes that inspired a new genre of music and a generation of dedicated fans, who continue to be loyal followers of the band. Additionally, the band’s sound influenced many young bands who related to the intense and emotional musical style. Hybrid Theory was the best-selling album of 2001 in the US and has since exceeded 11 million album sales in the US, qualifying for the rare Billboard “Diamond” award. Hybrid Theory’s success was supported by intensive touring, and three successful singles: “One Step Closer,” “Crawling,” and “In The End.” The band won their first Grammy Award for “Crawling” as Best Rock Performance. To celebrate 20 years since the original release, Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition will be released this week. The flagship format is a super-deluxe edition box set that includes unreleased and hard-to-find material on CD, vinyl and DVD. The box set also includes a lavishly illustrated 80-page book with contributions from the band and many previously unseen photographs, plus a replica tour laminate, an oversize poster of Chester Bennington, and 3 lithographs of new artwork supplied by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn and Frank Maddocks (the art director on the original release, and this anniversary edition).
Kacey Musgraves - The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show - MCA Nashville
All the comedy, music, and memorable moments from the spectacular “Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show” available on CD and beautiful, White Vinyl!
Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love: Remastered - Mercury
The Seeds Of Love is the third studio album by Tears For Fears. The album was released in September 1989, entering the UK Album Chart at no.1 and would be certified Platinum by the BPI within three weeks. In the US, the album peaked at no.8, and was also certified Platinum. The album also reached the top ten in various other countries around the world. The album contained the Singles: Sowing the Seeds, Woman in Chains, Advice for the Young at Heart and Badman’s song, upon release it was seen (and still is) as one of the greatest albums of the 80’s. This Deluxe edition contains not only the original album, but a new 5.1 mix by Steven Wilson which was done in conjunction with Roland Orzabal, as well as all the relevant B-Sides, alternate mixes and around 60 minutes of previously unheard demos and live rehearsals. The set is housed in a shoe box style box (similar to the other 2 releases) with an extensive booklet, with new interviews by Super Deluxe editor Paul Sinclair with the band and other players on the album. It also contains the tour programme of the era as well.
North Americans - Roped In - Third Man Vinyl
Patrick McDermott began his North Americans project with two albums: 2013’s No_No, and 2015’s Legends. Both records were dense affairs, with blocks of sound shifting and moving like melting glaciers to create a gorgeous, impenetrable, collection of digital drones. Though they sounded nothing like what would come a bit later, both records showcased McDermott’s understanding of mood and composition. On 2018’s Going Steady, McDermott blended his love of American Primitive guitar playing with playful pieces that never overstayed their welcome. He also began collaborating with a wide range of artists: from Julianna Barwick to guitar prodigy Hayden Pedigo, as well as Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi, and more. Now, two years later, McDermott is releasing Roped In, a gorgeous, intimate, and often spare album that pulls back from the collaborative nature established on Going Steady for a collection of fragile drone pieces anchored by McDermott’s intricate but direct guitar playing and haunting pedal steel work from Portland, Oregon’s Barry Walker. Where Going Steady was brimming with ideas and micromovements, Roped In is relatively sparse, built on patience and the kind of once-in-a-lifetime collaborative energy between McDermott and Walker, and accented by occasional collaborations from harpist Mary Lattimore and guitarist William Tyler. “I wanted to focus on the simplicity of the music,” McDermott says. “I didn’t want to be beholden to this massive goal of [making music] to see how progressive and experimental it could be. I was attempting to cherish the pureness of this type of music.”
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Juice WRLD - Legends Never Die
Travis - 10 Songs
Five Finger Death Punch - A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2
Lewis Del Mar - August
Buffalo Tom - Birdbrain
Black Pumas - Black Pumas: Deluxe Edition [Gold/Black & Red Splatter 2LP+7in]
METZ - Atlas Vending
The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me [Deluxe Edition Box Set]
Mrs. Piss - Self-Surgery
Future Islands - As Long As You Are
Doves - The Universal Want
Twin Peaks - Side A EP [Limited Edition Pink 10in Vinyl]
Bahamas - Sad Hunk
Lupin - Lupin [Limited Edition Red LP]
Yo La Tengo - Sleepless Night EP [Vinyl]
Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition: Half Speed Master]: 40th Anniversary
Groove Armada - Edge Of The Horizon
Roisin Murphy - Roisin Machine
Loudon Wainwright III - I'd Rather Lead A Band
The Doors - Morrison Hotel: 50th Anniversary
Blue Oyster Cult - The Symbol Remains
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