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AJR

Ok Orchestra

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2021 release, the fourth studio effort from the brother trio - and the follow-up to 2019's Neotheater. OK Orchestra includes the previously released singles "Bang!", "Bummerland" and "My Play".
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Tomahawk

Tonic Immobility

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The first new album in eight years from Tomahawk. The band features Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), John Stanier (Battles, Helmet) and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle) 

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Neil Young

Young Shakespeare

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Just two months after the release of his seminal album After The Gold Rush, Neil Young played a solo show at The Shakespeare Theater, Stratford, CT on January 22 1971. The show was filmed and recorded, and the concert shown on German TV later in 1971.

In 2020, while Neil and his team were reviewing his Archive for future projects, Neil re-visited the 16mm film and audio recording of this show that had been preserved in the Archive for almost 50 years. Piecing together the tapes and footage, Neil realized that he had the full concert – the film of which is the earliest live footage of Neil performing that is known to exist.

Neil has written on NYA that this show is “superior to our beloved “Massey Hall”. A more calm performance, without the celebratory atmosphere of Massey Hall, captured live on 16mm. “Young Shakespeare” is a very special event. To my fans, I say this is the best ever.”

As an insight into Neil’s prolific song writing at the time, the concert features two songs from the recently released After The Gold Rush but four songs from the classic Harvest album that was still over a year away from being released. The wonderful set list also includes acoustic renditions of favorites such as “Ohio”, “Cowgirl In the Sand”, “Helpless”, “Down By The River” and “Sugar Mountain”.

The ancient analog tapes have been lovingly restored – resulting in (as Neil says on NYA) “one of the most pure sounding acoustic performances we have in the Archive”.

This beautiful concert is being released on LP and CD, plus a deluxe boxed edition that includes both LP and CD and, for the first time ever, a DVD of the concert.

Young Shakespeare is being released almost exactly 50 years after the original performance.

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Grammy and Golden Globe nominated singer/songwriter Nick Jonas returns with Spaceman, his third solo album. The album features the title track plus 10 new songs and was largely written and recorded over zoom with Greg Kurstin & Mozella during isolation. Within a few weeks, he found a new sonic landscape that felt both fresh and a nod to the records he loves from the '80s. Indie Exclusive version includes autographed insert inside CD. Limited Edition.
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"Skegss have cemented themselves as one of the most intoxicating acts to come out of Australia in years." - Rolling Stone. Skegss are an Australian 3-piece power trio originally from Byron Bay. They combine surf, garage, and slacker elements to create their dynamic sound. The band - comprised of Benny Reed (guitar and vocals), Toby Cregan (bass and vocals) and Jonny Lani (drums). CD Softpak.

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Willie Jones

Right Now

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2021 debut album from Willie Jones, Right Now, features previously released singles "Windows Down," "Bachelorettes on Broadway", and his latest, "Down For It" featuring T.I. - an updated rendition of the original, which have accumulated more than 20 million streams across all platforms. Jones has more than one million followers across his socials and recently debuted his own Apple Music show called The Cross Roads Radio.
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Without borders, we access the ultimate unity. This holds true for Ego Kill Talent. The Sao Paulo, Brazil quintet - Jonathan Dörr [vocals], Jean Dolabella [drums, guitar], Raphael Miranda [drums, bass], Niper Boaventura[guitar, bass], and Theo Van Der Loo [bass, guitar] - unite heavy music integrity and pop ambition, universal appeal and South American flavor, and tight songcraft and instrumental fluidity on their second album, The Dance Between Extremes.
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During the middle decades of the 20th century, the factories of southwestern Ohio drew hundreds of thousands of migrants from Appalachia, including innumerable musicians. Industrial Strength Bluegrass celebrates the music that these migrants made and loved, and explores a pivotal moment in the history of bluegrass and country music at large. Produced by beloved performer and radio personality Joe Mullins, the collection features many modern legends like Lee Ann Womack, Mo Pitney, and Vince Gill, plus a stellar lineup of bluegrass stalwarts including Rhonda Vincent, Bobby Osborne, and Mullins himself, taking on tunes that have echoed across Ohio for decades. This group of some of the biggest names in bluegrass today pays tribute to the jubilant highs and lonesome lows of life amongst the factories and warehouses, reflecting the region's rich culture and resilient people.
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On Promises, Sam Shepherd, the British electronic producer, DJ, musician, co-founder of Eglo Records, and leader of 16-piece group Floating Points, has come together with the legendary American jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra on a unique and mind-expanding masterpiece.

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The Bitter Truth is Evanescence’s first album of new, original music in almost ten years. It’s a return-to-force and an epic rock and roll album. Already-released songs, “Wasted On You,” “The Game Is Over,” and “Use My Voice,” have received early accolades from Elle, Billboard, SPIN, American Songwriter, and more, and showcase the “ferocious and hymnal” (The New York Times) sound that made Evanescence a household name, as well as the drama and powerhouse vocals that made Amy Lee “one of rock’s definitive voices” (Rolling Stone).

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Joe Strummer

Assembly

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ASSEMBLY showcases carefully curated singles, fan favorites, and archival rarities from the JOE STRUMMER solo catalog. This 16-track compilation features three previously unreleased versions of classic Clash tracks, including the never-before-heard “Junco Partner (Acoustic)” and electrifying live performances of “Rudie Can’t Fail” and “I Fought The Law,” the latter two of which were recorded by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros at London’s Brixton Academy on November 24, 2001.

George Harrison’s passion for introducing the world to new music expressed itself in May of 1974 when he created his own new label – DARK HORSE RECORDS. The label contained a variety of talented artists on its roster, including George himself. ASSEMBLY marks the first new JOE STRUMMER title released via the newly relaunched Dark Horse Records.

All tracks remastered by Grammy Award Winner Paul Hicks (The Beatles/George Harrison/ The Rolling Stones/John Lennon)
Package includes new written foreword by Jakob Dylan

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Suzi Quatro

The Devil In Me

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The Devil In Me is the best album in my career to date!" After all, the American rock vocalist would hardly utter such superlatives lightly. Suzi's enthusiasm for her latest offering has many reasons, twelve of them to be precise. Because The Devil In Me consists of exactly a dozen songs, each of them - from the opening track and title song to the final 'Motor City Riders' - a real highlight. That this moment is still a long way in the distant future is partly due to The Devil In Me. "I have to confess that I could hardly wait to work on new material again with Richard after the release of No Control," Suzi explains. "Every album has it's own creative history and I know that it's impossible to plan success. But Richard and I were certain of one thing: We knew we'd be a good team again.
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SMITH/KOTZEN is the exciting partnership between guitarists & vocalists Adrian Smith & Richie Kotzen. Part-time LA neighbors, full time friends with a healthy mutual respect—their music is evocative of the classic rock bands of the 70’s brought bang up to date with punchy hooks, harmonies and sheer guitar virtuosity. Debut track “Taking My Chances” sets the tone for this electrifying collaboration between two hugely admired rock music trail-blazers.

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On her second full-length record, Head of Roses, Jenn Wasner follows a winding thread of intuition into the unknown and into healing, led by gut feelings and the near-spiritual experience of visceral songwriting. The result is a combination of Wasner’s ability to embrace new levels of vulnerability, honesty and openness, with the self-assuredness that comes with a decade-plus career as a songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and prolific collaborator. Simply put, Head of Roses is a record about heartbreak, but from a dualistic perspective. It’s about the experience of having one’s heart broken and breaking someone else’s heart at the same time. But beyond that, it’s about having to reconcile the experience of one’s own pain with the understanding that it’s impossible to go through life without being the source of great pain for someone else. “Part of the journey for me has been learning to take responsibility for the parts of things that are mine, even when I’m in a lot of pain through some behavior or action of someone else. If I’m expecting to be forgiven for the things I’ve done and the choices I’ve made and the mistakes that I’ve made, it would be incredibly cowardly and hypocritical to not also do the work that’s required to forgive others the pain they caused me.” Showcasing the depth of Wasner’s songwriting capabilities and the complexity of her vision, Head of Roses calls upon her singular ability to create a fully-formed sonic universe via genre-bending amalgamation of songs and her poetic and gut punch lyrics. It’s the soundtrack of Wasner letting go – of control, of heartbreak, and of hiding who she is: “I think I’ve finally reached a point in my career where I feel comfortable enough with myself and what I do, that I’m able to relax into a certain simplicity or straight forwardness that I wasn’t comfortable with before.” Head of Roses puts Wasner’s seismically powerful voice front and center. Those vocals help thread it all together -- it’s a textured musicality, quilted together by intentionality and intuition. Wasner and producer Nick Sanborn (Sylvan Esso, Made of Oak) assembled Head of Roses in the same way you’d put together a mixtape, painstakingly and carefully melding disparate parts into a whole, transcending genre to weave a story of heartache and healing together. And in the same way a homemade, painstakingly-crafted mixtape plays out, with the maker’s fingerprints left all over its songs – so goes Head of Roses. Carefully curated and culled from the depths of Wasner’s heartbreak and healing, it’s deeply, intensely personal. But just as we change ourselves by embracing the pain of loss and uncertainty, so too are the purpose of these songs changed through the act of creating them. Having succeeded in healing the person who made them, they now exist for those who find them in their own moments of need. Always in motion, the original spirit of creation has already flown from this place—but it’s left behind a blueprint, a tool for you, to lean on, too.

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Italian New Wave of True Heavy Metal Leaders MALAMORTE return with their Masterful Sixth album "Mass Cult Suicide"! MALAMORTE, led by Italian scene legend of Alessandro Nunziati, was born in 2009. Fans of Italian metal will recognize Alessandro's name; this is a man full of talent and dark creativity! He is a well-known musician, record producer and author, best known by the stage name Lord Vampyr (or L.V.). Internationally recognized from his bands Theatres des Vampires, Cain, Lord Vampyr, Nailed God, Shadowsreign, and many others, Alessandro has garnered a Huge global fan base, which has only expanded with the success of MALAMORTE! MALAMORTE's five prior albums, "The Fall of Babylon" (2014), "Devilish Illusions" (2016), "Satan Goes to Heaven to Destroy the Kingdom of God" (2017), "Hell for All" (2019) and the critically acclaimed, Radio break-through album "God Needs Evil" (2021) have catapulted the band to the forefront of the modern "New Wave of True Heavy Metal' movement! The band's sound, manifested within the mainstream Occult Rock / True Heavy Metal style, has been refined to perfection! Influences by Ghost, King Diamond, Judas Priest, Death SS, Iron Maiden and old Black Sabbath are clear, but crafted into a style uniquely MALAMORTE's through occult lyrics, extremely catchy rhythms and choruses, encompassing the epic feel of True Heavy Metal. Following closely after the 'surprise' break-through album of the year and Radio Chart toper "God Needs Evil", MALAMORTE returns with the Massive New Radio-Killer, "Mass Cult Suicide"! This is a concept album based on the infamous Jim Jones and his fanatical religious followers of the 'Peoples Temple Cult' and their fateful Jonestown commune in Guyana. Featuring the Radio Killers "Apocalyptic Visions", "The New Messiah" & "They Are Watching Us", "Mass Cult Suicide" is a solid, riff-driven hard rock / heavy metal masterpiece, heavy on the Synth which adds even more melody driven rhythm and 'pop'-catch appeal to this phenomenal album. With two fantastic releases out in the first few months of 2021, MALAMORTE is the new Metal Messiah !
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Charlie Musselwhite, Jimbo Mathus, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jim Dickinson, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson are the New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom RockersThe New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers return with 'Volume 2' from the famous sessions that produced last year's Top 20 Billboard and Top 10 Living Blues album Volume 1.'NMJRFR, Volume 1 lays out a musical feast at which we relish every course. By the end, we want more, of course.'Henry I. Carrigan Jr. For Living Blues'In true rock-and-roll tradition, NMJRFRs were born in the back of a tour bus, and they're everything their name implies: Raucous, rattly, raw, and magnificently loose... a group of road-tested wanderers turned loose for a rip on what they dubbed a potluck session.'Grant Britt for No DepressionThis album crosses the generations of new Blues-Rockers and Classic Blues Statesmen. It is a testament to the great experience and talent of these esteemed performers that they could casually conjure a recording of this quality out of the ether in a casual jam session - sounding as if you are right there in the room with them with between-song banter and commentary, the classic structures of the Blues, being pulled together and teased apart by some of the most award-decorated members of the Blues Elite.
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Devin the Dude is back with another classic. At 14 tracks, Soulful Distance plays on the current global scenario and oozes the familiar smooth sounds and cruising music that Devin is best known for. Keeping things local, the album features several notable Houston natives, including Scarface, Slim Thug, Big Pokey, & Lil Keke.