New Release Round-Up 05-24-24

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Blue Note 85 Tone Poets Series

Bobby Hutcherson - Total Eclipse (Blue Note Tone Poet Vinyl Series) Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View

Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View

Vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in 1955 for producer Tom Wilson's short-lived Boston-based label Transition Records, Byrd's Eye View was trumpeter Donald Byrd's first issued recording as a leader. The date presented Byrd at the helm of what was then the current line-up of The Jazz Messengers with tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Blakey. Local Boston area trumpeter Joe Gordon joins the band for some friendly brass sparring with Byrd on several numbers, further adding to the album's jovial air of a blowing session. Everyone is in fine form on this 5-song set with Side A consisting of an extended stroll through Watkins' laid-back original "Doug's Blues" followed by some inspired trading between Byrd and Gordon on "El Sino." A beautiful rendition of the ballad "Everything Happens To Me" and two swinging Mobley pieces comprise Side B, bringing this highly-enjoyable date to a close.

Bobby Hutcherson - Total Eclipse (Blue Note Tone Poet Vinyl Series)

Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in gatefold tip-on jacket. Bobby Hutcherson's 1968 album Total Eclipse was the vibraphonist's first recording to feature saxophonist Harold Land who would become a key collaborator for years to come. Rounding out the band were pianist Chick Corea, bassist Reggie Johnson, and drummer Joe Chambers on this impassioned post-bop set. This stereo Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tapes

Out this week...

 Twenty One Pilots - Clancy

Twenty One Pilots - Clancy

Clancy marks Twenty One Pilots’ first studio album in three years and follows their RIAA Gold certified LP, Scaled And Icy. With details of the release teased to fans earlier this month via cryptic mailings and covert artswaps on streaming services, “Overcompensate” welcomes listeners back to the band’s immersive world of ‘Trench.’ Layers of synths build over a racing breakbeat in the song - a skilled passage of alternative dynamics, flexing in time, and ready to explode. Having amassed over 33 billion streams worldwide and over 3 million tickets sold across global headline tours, the Columbus, OH based duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have established themselves as one of the most successful bands of the 21st century and redefined the sound of a generation.  Co-produced by Joseph and Paul Meany, Clancy marks the final chapter in an ambitious multi-album narrative first introduced in the band's 2015 multi-Platinum breakthrough, Blurryface.  Furthermore, Clancy’s forthcoming release on May 17th coincides with the 9th anniversary of Blurryface, which was released exactly nine years prior to the day. Twenty One Pilots extended the ambitious concept laid out in Blurryface with their 2018 Platinum-certified album TRENCH.  Featuring the multi-Platinum and Platinum singles “Chlorine,” “My Blood” and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated “Jumpsuit,” the album graced spots on “Best of” year-end lists by Billboard, KERRANG!, Alternative Press, and Rock Sound—who placed it at #1.

 DIIV - Frog in Boiling Water

DIIV - Frog In Boiling Water

Produced by Chris Coady and written by DIIV (pronounced Dive), Frog in Boiling Water, the band’s fourth full-length LP is a collection of snapshots that explores the brutal realities of end-stage capitalism and overwhelming technological advance. Across 10 dark and dazzling tracks, DIIV documents the collapse from various angles with unusual sensitivity and depth of purpose while expanding their grand, hypnotic shoegaze, to create a transportive, sensual work of hope, beauty and renewal.

 Wallows - Model

Wallows - Model

Wallows / MODEL / The trio - comprised of Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters and Cole Preston - recently announced their upcoming album, which is set to drop May 2024 via Atlantic Records. Product info: Indie Exclusive vinyl, Solid Orchid/Translucent Orange Crush


Twenty One Pilots - Clancy [Indie Exclusive Clear w/Opaque Red Splatter LP]

Wallows - Model [Indie Exclusive Horizon Colored LP]

DIIV - Frog In Boiling Water [Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Green LP]

Lenny Kravitz - Blue Electric Light [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink/Blue 2LP]

Creed - Greatest Hits [2 LP]

Andrew Bird Trio - Sunday Morning Put-On [INDIE EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition Translucent Ruby Red LP]

Rival Sons - Head Down [LP]

Young Jesus - The Fool [Opaque White LP]

Paul Weller - 66 [Blue LP]

Aluminum - Fully Beat [Pale Blue LP]

Thursday - WAR ALL THE TIME (LIVE) [2 LP]

Fania All Stars - Latin-Soul-Rock (50th Anniversary) [LP]

NewJeans - Newjeans 'how Sweet' Standard Ver.

RM (BTS) - Right Place, Wrong Person (Ver. A, B, C)

Courettes - Hold On We're Comin' [Colored Vinyl] (Red)

Travis Denning - Roads That Go Nowhere

Gyasi - Rock N'roll Swordfight [Limited Edition] (Stic)

Howlers - What You've Got To Lose To Win It All - Pink Vinyl

La Luz - News Of The Universe [Colored Vinyl]

Old Man Luedecke - She Told Me Where To Go [Colored Vinyl] (Grn) (Stic)

Richey, Kim - Every New Beginning

Say Anything - Is Committed

Shenseea - Never Gets Late Here

Alex Sipiagin - Horizons

Connie Smith - Love Prison Wisdom & Heartaches

Spinners  -  Full Circle

Vegyn - The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

& More .....

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


Ringo Starr - Crooked Boy

Ringo Starr - Crooked Boy- UMe

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