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  • New Release Round-Up 04-12-19



    New Releases 12 April 2019


    Anderson .Paak - Ventura -  12 Tone Music
    While he was working on Oxnard, the ever-ambitious Anderson .Paak was recording Ventura at the same time. As he explains it, both albums showcase the duality that has inspired the Grammy-award winning artist throughout his career. “Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine. One town over I went further and found my depth. [I] held one [album] back because that would have been too many songs to perform live!” Now with a more soulful sound representative of the beautiful, scenic Ventura, Anderson .Paak gives us “King James”, “Make It Better”, and more – with features including Smokey Robinson, André 3000, Nate Dogg among others. Welcome to Ventura!

    Norah Jones - Begin Again

    Norah Jones - Begin AgainNorah Jones - Begin AgainNorah Jones - Begin Again - Mercury
    This week, nine-time GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones is releasing Begin Again, a collection of singles that gathers seven eclectic songs that Jones has recorded over the past year with collaborators including Jeff Tweedy and Thomas Bartlett. Begin Again will be released on 12” vinyl, CD, and as a digital album and features the new song “Just a Little Bit,” which was produced by Jones and features her on vocals, piano, and organ along with Brian Blade on drums, Christopher Thomas on bass, Dave Guy on trumpet, and Leon Michels on tenor saxophone. The singles Jones began releasing last summer ran the gamut from riveting electronic experiments to starkly acoustic folk ballads to organ-and-horn drenched soul songs. With the addition of three more previously unreleased songs, Begin Again presents seven snapshots of creativity from one of the music world’s most versatile and consistently intriguing artists.

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    Eli 'Paperboy' Reed - 99 Cent Dreams - Yep Roc Records
    With the release of his new record, 99 Cent Dreams, Eli 'Paperboy' Reed begins his second decade as an artist much in the same way he began his first: in love with soul music. Reed is ten years wiser this time around, writing with the kind of freewheeling confidence. The result is the finest of his career. Cut at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN, and produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price), 99 Cent Dreams is exuberant, a celebration of life delivered by an ecstatic messenger. Reeds arrangements on the album are lean, filtering vintage R&B, soul, and gospel through the heart of a modern songwriter. His stunning voice remains front and center but his performances have matured, a sign perhaps of the newfound perspective hes gained with fatherhood. Fueled by love and hope, this is a collection that, despite its moments of loneliness and pain, ultimately insists on seeing the bigger picture, on recognizing each and every day for the gift that it is.

    Andy Black - The Ghost Of Ohio

    Andy Black - The Ghost Of OhioAndy Black - The Ghost Of OhioAndy Black - The Ghost Of Ohio - Republic
    The Ghost Of Ohio, the second album released under the Andy Black moniker, is both a soundtrack to its comic book graphic novel counterpart and a thrilling standalone record of diverse anthems and ballads, in pursuit of a muse that transcends genre. The Ghost of Ohio saw Andy return to longtime collaborator John Feldmann, the producer and songwriter whose discography includes multiple Number One rock albums and gold/platinum certifications, including releases from Blink-182, 5 Seconds Of Summer.

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    Glen Hansard - This Wild Willing - Epitaph
    This Wild Willing is Glen Hansard’s fourth solo album. Written and created in Paris, France with a band of brothers; new friends and old, more than 24 musicians collaborating on the album. From his partners in The Frames (Joe Doyle) and Swell Season (Marketa Irglova & Joe Doyle), to his touring family of players , to three Iranian brothers he met in Paris (the Kroshravesh brothers) , Glen brought together a group of global talents who each left an indelible mark on this recording. “It became quickly apparent in the studio we were onto something interesting. I was finding new ways into the existing songs and we were improvising new ideas every day. When you surround yourself with great musicians and do your best to keep up, stay loose, give little direction, and allow everyone to bring what they bring, something transformative may happen. This collection of songs is mainly made up of those that came through while improvising and following the melodic lines and threads. Sometimes when you take a small musical fragment and you care for it, follow it, and build it up slowly, it can become a thing of wonder. In this sense, some of these songs weren’t written in the traditional form; they were ideas followed to a conclusion. I want to thank all these great musicians for coming and giving these songs their best. All a song wants is to be heard. I hope something in this music can be of use to you. I know it’s been of great use to me to make it. Beauty is in the ear of the behearer.”

    Bill Frisell / Thomas Morgan - Epistrophy

    Bill Frisell / Thomas Morgan - EpistrophyBill Frisell / Thomas Morgan - EpistrophyBill Frisell / Thomas Morgan - Epistrophy - ECM
    Like their acclaimed ECM release Small Town of 2017 which The Guardian called "wistful and mesmerizing... tonally ingenious and haunting" Epistrophy by guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan was recorded at New York City's Village Vanguard. The new album once again captures the rare empathy these two players achieve together in this intimate environment. There are further poetic takes on pieces from the duo's beloved Americana songbook ("All in Fun," "Red River Valley," "Save the Last Dance for Me"), as well as another intense version of a composition by Paul Motian ("Mumbo Jumbo"), an artist whom both the guitarist and bassist knew well. Frisell and Morgan communicate the essence of Billy Strayhorn's "Lush Life" and the Frank Sinatra hit "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning," so much so that the famous words seem to hang in the air even without a singer. At the center of the album is a pair of pieces by Thelonious Monk: the funky, angular "Epistrophy" and the ruminative ballad "Pannonica." And as with "Goldfinger" on Small Town, Frisell and Morgan offer a glowing duo interpretation of a melody-rich John Barry title tune from a James Bond film "You Only Live Twice."

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    Nirvana - Live At The Paramount - Geffen Records
    First time vinyl release ever of the Live At The Paramount concert. All editions include a 12x24” poster insert and a cloth sticky VIP pass replica of the original pass used that very night of the concert as the vinyl download card insert with download instructions on the paper-backing. Pressed on 2LP 180G vinyl.

     

     

    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Band Of Skulls - Love Is All You Love
    John Paul White - The Hurting Kind
    The Chemical Brothers - No Geography
    Aaron Lewis - State I'm In
    Melissa Etheridge - The Medicine Show
    Budos Band - V
    Shovels & Rope - By Blood
    The Frights - Live At The Observatory
    Pet Shop Boys - Inner Sanctum
    Bibio - Ribbons
    BTS - Map Of The Soul: PERSONA
    Damien Jurado - In The Shape Of A Storm
    Rhye - Blood Remixed [Indie Exclusive Ltd Ed Glow In The Dark 2LP]
    Burnett / Bellerose / Ciancia - The Invisible Light: Acoustic Space
    Bruce Hornsby - Absolute Zero
    Bars Of Gold - Shelters

    & More .....

    Culture - The Nighthawk Recordings EP
    Pet Shop Boys - Agenda EP
    L.A. Guns - Collector's Edition No. 1 EP
    Ona - Young Forever
    Jamestown Revival - Harder Way
    Josh Ritter - All Some Kind Of Dream












     

    UPCOMING RELEASES 

    The Rolling Stones - Honk

    The Rolling Stones - HonkThe Rolling Stones - HonkThe Rolling Stones - Honk - Interscope Records
    Honk is the brand-new Best Of compilation album featuring the biggest hits and classic cuts from every Rolling Stones studio album from 1971 to 2016’s Blue & Lonesome. The 2LP collects 20 essential Stones’ tracks – including eight Top 10 singles, “Brown Sugar,” “Tumbling Dice,” “Angie,” “It’s Only Rock’n’Roll (But I Like It),” “Fool To Cry,” “Miss You,” “Emotional Rescue” and “Start Me Up.” and more. The album also features a live version of “Wild Horses” featuring Florence Welch.

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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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  • New Release Round-Up 04-05-19

     

    The Drums - Brutalism

    The Drums - BrutalismThe Drums - BrutalismThe Drums - Brutalism - Epitaph
    Brutalism is quite possibly the best collection of songs in The Drums’ ten-year career. The album is defined by growth, transformation and questions, but it doesn’t provide all the answers. Brutalism is a form of simplistic architecture defined by blocks of raw concrete. Brutalism is rooted in an emotional rawness but its layers are soft, intricate and warm, full of frivolous and exquisitely crafted pop songs that blast sunlight and high energy in the face of anxiety, solitude and crippling self-doubt. 

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    Weyes Blood - Titanic Rising - Sub Pop
    The phantom zone, the parallax, the upside down—there is a rich cultural history of exploring in-between places. Through her latest, Titanic Rising, Weyes Blood, a.k.a. Natalie Mering, has designed her own universe to soulfully navigate life’s mysteries. Maneuvering through a space-time continuum, she plays the role of melodic, sometimes melancholic, anthropologist. Tellingly, Mering classifies Titanic Rising – which was written and recorded during the first half of 2018, after three albums and years of touring - as the Kinks meet WWII or Bob Seger meets Enya. The latter captures the album’s willful expansiveness (“You can tell there’s not a guy pulling the strings in Enya’s studio,” she notes, admiringly). The former relays her imperative to connect with listeners. “The clarity of Bob Seger is unmistakable. I’m a big fan of conversational songwriting,” she adds. “I just try to do that in a way that uses abstract imagery as well.” The Weyes Blood frontwoman grew up singing in gospel and madrigal choirs. (Listen closely to Titanic Rising, and you’ll also hear the jazz of Hoagy Carmichael mingle with the artful mysticism of Alejandro Jodorowsky and the monomyth of scholar Joseph Campbell.) 

    Circa Waves - What's It Like Over There? - PIAS America
    Recorded in just one month, Circa Waves renew their blossoming co-producing relationship with Alan Moulder (Foals, The Killers) for an album that's creatively unshackled and refuses to stay still. What's It Like Over There? fuses the visceral thrill of rock music with a slick pop sound, brimming with themes of modern ennui, emotional fragility and the inside-outs and upside-downs of relationships. While the anthemic ''Movies'' will appeal to the band's long-standing fanbase, the likes of ''Sorry I'm Yours'' and ''Be Somebody Good'' see Circa Waves experiment with a new progressive sound that will surprise and delight in equal measure. A union of emotional depth and intricate songcraft, What's It Like Over There? will become an album their fans can't live without. Circa Waves have embraced the mindset that they're allowed to create whatever they want and the results are stunning.

    Sara Bareilles - Amidst The Chaos - Epic
    Amidst The Chaos is the brand new, sixth studio album from acclaimed Grammy and tony award winning Sara Bareilles. The 12-track album features the singles "Armor" and "Fire".

    Ceschi - Sad, Fat Luck - Fake Four Inc
    Ceschi's music lives in some liminal space between left-field hip hop, folk punk and indie rock. It's hard to explain, so on planes he generally tells people that he sounds something like Ed Sheeran, and they nod. He has worked with Saskatchewan, Canadian producer Factor Chandelier for over a decade as they formed the backbone of their Fake Four Inc. record label. Their 2015 record, Broken Bone Ballads built a cult following within the indie rap and DIY punk communities. 2019s Sad, Fat Luck is part eulogy to many lost friends, part breakup album, part US-born-Latino analysis of Trumps America, and part ode to aging. Features guest vocals from Sammus & Astronautalis.

    Professor Longhair - Live On The Queen Mary

    Professor Longhair - Live On The Queen MaryProfessor Longhair - Live On The Queen MaryProfessor Longhair - Live On The Queen Mary - Capitol
    Live On The Queen Mary is quite possibly the best collection of songs in Professor Longhair’ ten-year career. The album is defined by growth, transformation and questions, but it doesn’t provide all the answers. Live On The Queen Mary is a form of simplistic architecture defined by blocks of raw concrete. Live On The Queen Mary is rooted in an emotional rawness but its layers are soft, intricate and warm, full of frivolous and exquisitely crafted pop songs that blast sunlight and high energy in the face of anxiety, solitude and crippling self-doubt. 

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Pup - Morbid Stuff
    Tyler Ramsey - For The Morning
    David Bowie - Spying Through A Keyhole [7in Vinyl Box Set]
    Jai Wolf - The Cure To Loneliness
    Khalid - Free Spirit
    Don Felder - American Rock 'n' Roll
    Kendrick Scott Oracle - A Wall Becomes A Bridge
    Reba Mcentire - Stronger Than The Truth
    Mike + The Mechanics - Out Of The Blue
    Idlewild - Interview Music
    Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Live At The Chicago Theater
    SKOLD - Never Is Now
    Taali - I Am Here
    Shana Cleveland - Night Of The Worm Moon
    Periphery - Periphery IV: Hail Stan
    Molly Tuttle - When You're Ready
    Brooks & Dunn - Reboot
    The Murlocs - Manic Candid Episode


    & More .....

    Hembree - Heart
    Band Of Skulls - Love Is All You Love
    New Years Day - Come For Me
    Titus Andronicus - (I Blame) Society













     

    UPCOMING RELEASES 

    Andy Black - The Ghost Of Ohio

    Andy Black - The Ghost Of OhioAndy Black - The Ghost Of OhioAndy Black - The Ghost Of Ohio - Republic
    The Ghost Of Ohio, the second album released under the Andy Black moniker, is both a soundtrack to its comic book graphic novel counterpart and a thrilling standalone record of diverse anthems and ballads, in pursuit of a muse that transcends genre. The Ghost of Ohio saw Andy return to longtime collaborator John Feldmann, the producer and songwriter whose discography includes multiple Number One rock albums and gold/platinum certifications, including releases from Blink-182, 5 Seconds Of Summer.

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    Norah Jones - Begin Again

    Norah Jones - Begin AgainNorah Jones - Begin AgainNorah Jones - Begin Again - Mercury
    On April 12, nine-time GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones is releasing Begin Again, a collection of singles that gathers seven eclectic songs that Jones has recorded over the past year with collaborators including Jeff Tweedy and Thomas Bartlett. Begin Again will be released on 12” vinyl, CD, and as a digital album and features the new song “Just a Little Bit,” which was produced by Jones and features her on vocals, piano, and organ along with Brian Blade on drums, Christopher Thomas on bass, Dave Guy on trumpet, and Leon Michels on tenor saxophone. The singles Jones began releasing last summer ran the gamut from riveting electronic experiments to starkly acoustic folk ballads to organ-and-horn drenched soul songs. With the addition of three more previously unreleased songs, Begin Again presents seven snapshots of creativity from one of the music world’s most versatile and consistently intriguing artists.

    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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  • Record Store Day 2019

    Record Store Day 2019

    We are super excited (and hope you are too!) that Record Store Day 2019 is coming up very soon.

    This year RSD will be held on April 13th. We hope to see you in store so we can say hi and celebrate all things Record Store while we all have a giant worldwide party.


    The list of exclusive titles has now been released and you can view the full list on www.recordstoreday.com

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    SPOTIFY

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    Stay in the groove & check out our Spotify for monthly playlists, staff picks, and annual favorites!

    Click the link below to take our sound with you!

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Music Releases 04-12-19

Artist Title Price
Anderson .Paak Ventura New CD: $13.98
John Paul White The Hurting Kind [LP] New Vinyl: $17.98
Norah Jones Begin Again [LP] New Vinyl: $16.98
Video
Band Of Skulls Love Is All You Love [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
The Chemical Brothers No Geography [2LP] New Vinyl: $29.98
Eli 'Paperboy' Reed 99 Cent Dreams [LP] New Vinyl: $22.98
Andy Black The Ghost of Ohio New CD: $13.98
Video
Glen Hansard This Wild Willing [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
Aaron Lewis State I'm In [LP] New Vinyl: $22.98
Bill Frisell / Thomas Morgan Epistrophy New CD: $18.98
Video
Melissa Etheridge The Medicine Show [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Budos Band V [LP] New Vinyl: $22.98
Shovels & Rope By Blood [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
The Frights Live At The Observatory New CD: $11.98
Pet Shop Boys Inner Sanctum [DVD/Blu-ray/2CD] New Blu-Ray: $24.98
Bibio Ribbons [LP] New Vinyl: $28.98
Nirvana Live At The Paramount [2LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
BTS Map Of The Soul: PERSONA New CD: $23.98
Damien Jurado In The Shape Of A Storm New CD: $13.98
Rhye Blood Remixed [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Glow In The Dark 2LP] New Vinyl: $25.98

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Movie Releases 04-16-19

Artist Title Price
Glass [Movie] Glass New Blu-Ray: $34.98
Replicas [Movie] Replicas New Blu-Ray: $24.99
The Kid Who Would Be King [Movie] The Kid Who Would Be King New Blu-Ray: $34.99
Pet Shop Boys Inner Sanctum [DVD/Blu-ray/2CD] New Blu-Ray: $24.98

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