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New Release Round-Up 09-20-19

Brittany Howard - Jaime

Brittany Howard - JaimeBrittany Howard - JaimeBrittany Howard - Jaime - ATO Records
Composed and assembled over the course of several years, Jaime is a highly personal album release combining Brittany Howard's unmistakable voice with peerless, visionary and fearless songwriting. Brittany has constructed an assemblage of songs which bend the framework of what we know from her previous work with Alabama Shakes and endeavors with Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle, music which wholly sits in a new terrain of sound bolstered by an incredible band of musicians including Zac Cockrell of the Shakes, drummer Nate Smith and the one and only Robert Glasper.



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blink-182 - NINE - Sony
NINE is the new album from Grammy nominated California rock heavyweights, blink-182. The album features soon to be classics “Darkside,” “Happy Days,” “Generational Divide,” “Blame It On My Youth,” and others. blink-182 is Mark Hoppus (vocals/bass), Travis Barker (drums) and Matt Skiba (vocals/guitar). Since their humble beginnings in 1992 in San Diego, blink-182 have sold over fifty million albums worldwide and rocked audiences around the globe, becoming one of the defining and inspirational rock bands of their generation.

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Liam Gallagher - Why Me? Why Not - Warner Bros
Why Me? Why Not.’ was written by Liam Gallagher with producers Andrew Wyatt and Greg Kurstin, and recorded in Los Angeles and at RAK Studios in London. Wyatt and Kurstin previously contributed writing and production to Liam’s all-conquering debut solo album ‘As You Were’, and Liam was keen to get even deeper with them this time. As a result, ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ is a clear upgrade on ‘As You Were’ but not a radical departure. LG promises, “It’s a better record than As You Were,” which is saying something, as that was epic, wasn’t it?”

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Keane - Cause And Effect

Keane - Cause And EffectKeane - Cause And EffectKeane - Cause And Effect - Island
Cause And Effect’ is Keane's 5th studio album. Their 4 previous albums have all entered the UK charts at number 1 and accumulated sales of over 13m worldwide and 2.6 billion streams. The birth of this new album came as something of a surprise even to the band. Singer Tom Chaplin had released two successful solo albums but missed his old sparring partner Tim Rice-Oxley. Written by Keane and produced by David Kosten and the band themselves, the album features 11 new songs recorded in London.

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Robbie Robertson - Sinematic

Robbie Robertson - SinematicRobbie Robertson - SinematicRobbie Robertson - Sinematic - UME
Sinematic is an enthralling set of songs that explore the darker corridors of human nature. The 13 song collection, is Robbie Robertson's first since 2011’s How To Become Clairvoyant and themes sprang from his recent film scoring for Martin Scorsese’s organized crime pic, The Irishman and his forthcoming documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band. The album features guest stars such as Van Morrison, Glen Hansard, and many more.

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Andrew Combs - Ideal Man

Andrew Combs - Ideal ManAndrew Combs - Ideal ManAndrew Combs - Ideal Man - New West Records
On his new album, ‘Ideal Man,’ Andrew Combs worked with producer/engineer Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker) to achieve a more raw, direct sound. The collection was captured live in Cohen’s Brooklyn studio, with compact arrangements fueled by taut, elastic grooves. While Combs may be best known as a singer/songwriter in the classic 1970’s Laurel Canyon sense, he proves the true versatility of his work here, often setting his acoustic aside in favor of atmospheric synthesizers and distorted electric guitars. Combs worked with some of his favorite writers on the album, including Dylan LeBlanc, Jeff Trott, Joe Henry, and Kenny Childers, but the stories he tells here are deeply personal and remarkably vulnerable.  A sense of danger and violence underlies the entire record, much as it does the entire country, but it only serves to make the moments of beauty and connection here that much more poignant. Life is short and the clock is ticking. Andrew Combs doesn’t plan to waste a second. 

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Zac Brown Band - The Owl
M83 - DSVII
The Shelters - Jupiter Sidecar
Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms of Surrender
Fitz And The Tantrums - All The Feels
Molly Sarlé - Karaoke Angel
Slash - Living The Dream Tour [3LP]
Cassius - Dreems
Herb Alpert - Over The Rainbow
Michael Schenker Fest - Revelation
Marco Benevento - Let It Slide
Darrin Bradbury - Talking Dogs & Atom Bombs
Neal Francis - Changes
Samantha Fish - Kill Or Be Kind
J.S. Ondara - Tales Of America [Deluxe]
Capstan - Restless Heart, Keep Running
As I Lay Dying - Shaped By Fire
Chastity Belt - Chastity Belt

& More .....

Nils Frahm - Encores 3 EP [Vinyl]
Dmnd BOI - Sober Thoughts
Mudhoney - Morning In America EP
Lindemann - Steh Auf
Allen Stone - Sunny Days B/W Brown Eyed Lover
Creeping Death - Ripping Through Flesh










 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Whiskey Myers - Whiskey Myers

Whiskey Myers - Whiskey MyersWhiskey Myers - Whiskey MyersWhiskey Myers - Whiskey Myers - Wiggy Thump Records
Genre-bending band Whiskey Myers have played nearly 2,000 live shows since their emergence in 2008 and have sold out more than 115 headlining shows in the last year alone. As Esquire proclaims, "Whiskey Myers are the real damn deal." USA Today describes the band led by frontman Cody Cannon as "a riff-heavy blend of Southern rock and gritty country that has earned comparisons to the Allman Brothers Band and Led Zeppelin," with Rolling Stone noting "it's the seminal combination of twang and crunchy rock & roll guitars that hits a perfect sweet spot." Their most recent album, Mud, reached No. 1 on the iTunes country chart with single "Stone" hitting Top 10 all genre and their fifth studio album, which they self-produced for the first time, is set for release this fall. Whiskey Myers was featured in Paramount Network's new Kevin Costner hit show "Yellowstone" with synced songs throughout season one as well as an appearance by the band in episode four as part of the storyline, with the band set to return with additional synced songs in season two.

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The Beatles - Abbey Road: Anniversary Edition

The Beatles - Abbey Road: Anniversary EditionThe Beatles - Abbey Road: Anniversary EditionThe Beatles - Abbey Road: Anniversary Edition - Capitol
This limited edition Deluxe Vinyl Box Set features all 40 tracks from the Super Deluxe collection on three 180-gram vinyl LPs. The album’s new stereo mix LP is packaged in a faithfully replicated sleeve, with the two Sessions LPs paired in their own jacket, presented with a four-page insert in a lift-top box.  Giles Martin, working with Sam Okell, from the original eight-track session tapes, was guided by the album’s original mix supervised by his father, George Martin. Abbey Road: Anniversary Edition is available as 4 DISC SET : 3LP Set : LP PICTURE DISC : LP : 2CD : CD

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John Coltrane - Blue World

John Coltrane - Blue WorldJohn Coltrane - Blue WorldJohn Coltrane - Blue World - Verve
In 1964, the National Film Board of Canada asked John Coltrane to record the soundtrack for a French-language film titled “Le chat dans le sac” (“The Cat in the Bag”). In June of that year, Coltrane’s ‘Classic Quartet’ entered Rudy Van Gelder’s studio and recorded five previously-recorded Coltrane originals. For many years, viewers of the film who recognized the music thought that they were listening to the original recordings, though in fact they were new and had never been heard.

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Jon Pardi - Heartache Medication

Jon Pardi - Heartache MedicationJon Pardi - Heartache MedicationJon Pardi - Heartache Medication - Capitol Nashville
Platinum-selling artist Jon Pardi announced his highly-anticipated new album, tour and single titled Heartache Medication. Set for release on September 27, Pardi's upcoming album, Heartache Medication, includes the album's lead single and title track Co-written by Pardi, Barry Dean and Natalie Hemby, Pardi revealed the new single showcases a taste of what is to come on the next record exclusively to the Associated Press, noting the songs lift you up. They put you in a higher place. "The single 'Heartache Medication' has an 80's George Strait 'Fool Hearted Memory' feel to it, and is something people can dance to, said Pardi. That's something I really wanted for this album. There really are no sad songs on this record-it covers a range of subjects, but is ultimately about moving on, and having a good time. Recognized for his "state-of-the-art blend of traditional instrumentation and progressive grooves that points to country's future (Rolling Stone) and as a leader among a growing number of artists bringing back fiddle, steel and twang while still finding ways to freshen the sound (People), Pardi again serves as a co-producer on the new album, Heartache Medication. Heartache Medication is the follow up to Pardi's co-produced Platinum-selling breakthrough #1 album California Sunrise, which featured Multi-Platinum, chart-topping hits including Dirt on My Boots, Head Over Boots, Heartache on the Dancefloor and Night Shift." The CMA and ACM Award-winner also revealed plans for his HEARTACHE MEDICATION TOUR

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The New Pornographers - In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights

The New Pornographers - In The Morse Code Of Brake LightsThe New Pornographers - In The Morse Code Of Brake LightsThe New Pornographers - In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights - Concord Records
What happens when a nation that was born to run, and to rev engines into the wild frontier, runs into the full stop that is our current social and political climate? The answer, my friend, is somewhere “In The Morse Code Of Brake Lights,” as The New Pornographers would have it on their eighth album. There’s a deep climatic unease running through these 11 tracks that’s matched only by the sheer musical glee with which the band addresses the prevailing mood of the moment. It’s an album in which foreboding and bliss somehow go hand in hand—mixing founder A.C. Newman’s nearly symphonic levels of pop arrangement and harmony with a careening quality that feels unsafe at any speed (to quote the famous Ralph Nader phrase that the opening track also borrows).

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Tove Lo - Sunshine Kitty

Tove Lo - Sunshine KittyTove Lo - Sunshine KittyTove Lo - Sunshine Kitty - Island
What happens when a nation that was born to run, and to rev engines into the wild frontier, runs into the full stop that is our current social and political climate? The answer, my friend, is somewhere “Sunshine Kitty,” as Tove Lo would have it on their eighth album. There’s a deep climatic unease running through these 11 tracks that’s matched only by the sheer musical glee with which the band addresses the prevailing mood of the moment. It’s an album in which foreboding and bliss somehow go hand in hand—mixing founder A.C. Newman’s nearly symphonic levels of pop arrangement and harmony with a careening quality that feels unsafe at any speed (to quote the famous Ralph Nader phrase that the opening track also borrows).

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Boy & Bear - Suck On Light

Boy & Bear - Suck On LightBoy & Bear - Suck On LightBoy & Bear - Suck On Light - Nettwerk Records
Chart-topping alternative band Boy & Bear's fourth studio album Suck on Light is a triumphant return after lead singer Dave Hosking's battle with illness and eventual recovery. The album follows his excruciating journey and the beauty that came on the other side. Produced by Collin Dupuis (Lana Del Rey, Cage the Elephant, Black Keys).

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New Release Round-Up 09-13-19



New Releases 13 September 2019
 

Korn - The Nothing - Roadrunner Records
Korn vocalist Jonathan Davis elaborated on the forthcoming LP: “Deep, within our Earth lives an extraordinary force. Very few are aware of the magnitude and significance of this place where good/evil, dark/light, bliss/torment, loss/gain and hope/despair all exist as one - pulling at us every moment of our lives. It’s not something we can choose to navigate, but rather an awareness of this ‘presence’ that surrounds us with every breath, as if we are being watched at every moment. It’s the place where black and white energies attach themselves to our souls, and shape our emotion, choices, perspective and ultimately our very existence. There is a miraculous and small realm within this vortex and it’s the only place where balance between these dynamic and polarizing forces exists-where the soul finds its refuge. Welcome to…..The Nothing.” 

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The Lumineers - III - Dualtone Music Group
Two-time GRAMMY-nominated band The Lumineers are back with their third album, III, a cinematic piece presented as a narrative in three chapters, with each one centering on one main character. III’s concept began while the band was writing in the Catskill mountains, where producer Simone Felice works. Decidedly darker than their previous work in concept, but replete with their trademark expressive vocals and dynamic arrangements, III boldly and expertly goes in an artistic direction not yet traveled by the band. The Lumineers have enjoyed substantial commercial success; their 2012 self-titled debut featuring the hit single “Ho Hey” was certified triple-platinum in 2018, and their sophomore album Cleopatra was certified platinum in the same year after its 2016 release. They’ve had multiple #1 hits on the Triple A and Alternative radio charts, and have sold out tours across the world; over 300,000 tickets were sold on 2017’s Cleopatra world tour. The Lumineers have also supported icons and their musical heroes on the road, including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and U2’s Joshua Tree tour.

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Hobo Johnson - The Fall of Hobo Johnson - Reprise
The last album was called The Rise of Hobo Johnson, and it really lived up to its name. Self-produced, self-recorded, and originally self-released in late 2017, it powered a breakout year that most musicians can only dream of, beginning with the backyard performance of “Peach Scone” that brought Hobo Johnson (née Frank Lopes Jr.) YouTube viewers by the millions, and ending with a huge, intensely devoted fan base early, anticipating his next move. That next move is called The Fall of Hobo Johnson, which is (Frank hopes) more of a metaphorical title. It’s about all of the things that Frank (the person) has gone through while Hobo Johnson (the persona) has been blowing up. Namely, a lot of falling: falling in love, falling out of it, and falling apart when it was over.

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Devendra Banhart - Ma - Nonesuch
Ma is a dedication to motherhood. The title of the album comes from the realization that the word 'Ma' is a very good candidate for our first utterance and our very last whisper, the word itself means 'Mother' in countless languages. The record contains 3 parallel narratives all pointing back to motherhood. The first is one of loss and helplessness, the narrative of a mother who reluctantly had to put up her child for adoption, still loving them, but unable to be with them. This became a metaphor for my own personal experience of observing my family in Venezuela, not being able to help in any meaningful way, and the constant feeling of complete helplessness. The second narrative is everything I would ever say to the children I may or may not have. The third narrative is one of celebration, of recognizing the Mother in each being, and of gratitude for music and its mothering qualities.  Ma was recorded in Big Sur and Los Angeles, CA and was produced, arranged, and recorded with my longtime collaborator Noah Georgeson. It features appearances by many, including Cate Le Bon and Vashti Bunyan, the archetype of a mother. It will be out September 13, 2019.-Devendra Banhart

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Pixies - Beneath The Eyrie
Twin Peaks - Lookout Low
Joseph - Good Luck, Kid
Emeli Sandé - Real Life
Belle And Sebastian - Days Of The Bagnold Summer
Country Music - A Film By Ken Burns (The Soundtrack)
Mike Patton / Jean-Claude Vannier - Corpse Flower
Geraint Watkins - Rush of Blood
Tiny Moving Parts - Breathe
Prince - The VERSACE Experience: PRELUDE 2 GOLD
Starset - DIVISIONS
Jenny Hval - The Practice of Love
Sam Fender - Hypersonic Missiles
Chelsea Wolfe - Birth Of Violence
Puddle Of Mudd - Welcome To Galvania
Gruff Rhys - Pang!
The Glorious Sons - A War On Everything
Jeremy Ivey - The Dream And The Dreamer
The Goo Goo Dolls - Miracle Pill
(Sandy) Alex G - House Of Sugar




& More .....

Alice Cooper - The Breadcrumbs EP
Alessia Cara - This Summer EP
Hootie & The Blowfish - Rollin'
The Avett Brothers - Bang Bang
Dmnd BOI - Drop Top
Cold War Kids - Waiting For Your Love / Complainer / 4th Of July









 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Brittany Howard - Jaime

Brittany Howard - JaimeBrittany Howard - JaimeBrittany Howard - Jaime - ATO Records
Composed and assembled over the course of several years, Jaime is a highly personal album release combining Brittany Howard's unmistakable voice with peerless, visionary and fearless songwriting. Brittany has constructed an assemblage of songs which bend the framework of what we know from her previous work with Alabama Shakes and endeavors with Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle, music which wholly sits in a new terrain of sound bolstered by an incredible band of musicians including Zac Cockrell of the Shakes, drummer Nate Smith and the one and only Robert Glasper.



Early Listen Available Video Available


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Keane - Cause And Effect

Keane - Cause And EffectKeane - Cause And EffectKeane - Cause And Effect - Island
Cause And Effect’ is Keane's 5th studio album. Their 4 previous albums have all entered the UK charts at number 1 and accumulated sales of over 13m worldwide and 2.6 billion streams. The birth of this new album came as something of a surprise even to the band. Singer Tom Chaplin had released two successful solo albums but missed his old sparring partner Tim Rice-Oxley. Written by Keane and produced by David Kosten and the band themselves, the album features 11 new songs recorded in London.

Video Available


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Robbie Robertson - Sinematic

Robbie Robertson - SinematicRobbie Robertson - SinematicRobbie Robertson - Sinematic - UME
Sinematic is an enthralling set of songs that explore the darker corridors of human nature. The 13 song collection, is Robbie Robertson's first since 2011’s How To Become Clairvoyant and themes sprang from his recent film scoring for Martin Scorsese’s organized crime pic, The Irishman and his forthcoming documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band. The album features guest stars such as Van Morrison, Glen Hansard, and many more.

Video Available


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Andrew Combs - Ideal Man

Andrew Combs - Ideal ManAndrew Combs - Ideal ManAndrew Combs - Ideal Man - New West Records
On his new album, ‘Ideal Man,’ Andrew Combs worked with producer/engineer Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby, Benjamin Booker) to achieve a more raw, direct sound. The collection was captured live in Cohen’s Brooklyn studio, with compact arrangements fueled by taut, elastic grooves. While Combs may be best known as a singer/songwriter in the classic 1970’s Laurel Canyon sense, he proves the true versatility of his work here, often setting his acoustic aside in favor of atmospheric synthesizers and distorted electric guitars. Combs worked with some of his favorite writers on the album, including Dylan LeBlanc, Jeff Trott, Joe Henry, and Kenny Childers, but the stories he tells here are deeply personal and remarkably vulnerable.  A sense of danger and violence underlies the entire record, much as it does the entire country, but it only serves to make the moments of beauty and connection here that much more poignant. Life is short and the clock is ticking. Andrew Combs doesn’t plan to waste a second. 

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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Hurricane Michael Relief Donation & Raffle

Hurricane Michael Relief Donation & Raffle

Raffle entry for 1 BEATLES (‘White Album’) 2018 re-issue signed by Prudence Farrow Bruns "Dear Prudence". Each ticket is $5.00 & all proceeds will go to local Hurricane Michael relief organizations.

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