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  • New Release Round-Up 06-22-18

    New Releases 22 June 2018


    Dawes - Passwords - Hub Records
    On Dawes' sixth album, Passwords, inspiration pulls guitarist/ singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Lee Pardini into their most universal, topical territory to date. This is a record about the modern world: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, the small victories and big losses that give it shape. Taylor's writing is personal at points - the result of his recent engagement, which lends a sense of gravity and self-reflection to album highlights like "Time Flies Either Way" and "I Can't Love" - but it also zooms out, focusing not on the director himself, but on everything within the lens.

    Nine Inch Nails - Bad Witch - The Null Corporation
    Nine Inch Nails release their new album Bad Witch, completing the trilogy that began with 2016’s Not The Actual Events and 2017’s ADD VIOLENCE. Nine Inch Nails will launch COLD AND BLACK AND INFINITE NORTH AMERICA 2018 on September 13 with support The Jesus and Mary Chain. The band will bring their "musical, visual, emotional sensory onslaught,” as hailed by The New York Times, to some of the most iconic venues in the USA.

    The Record Company - All Of This Life - Concord Records
    The band continues with their signature gritty, rock & roll, blues sound on All Of This Life, their second album following up a Grammy-nominated and hit-filled debut. The new album incorporates the band's organic style, but provides a richer, full expanded sound using Boulevard Recording Studio and mixes by Mark Needham (The Revivalists, Blue October, Newsboys, Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, etc...). This album is comprised of stories about moving through difficult times in life and coming through the other side as shared by their fanbase over the last two years of non-stop touring.

    Panic! At The Disco - Pray For The Wicked - Fueled By Ramen
    "After being away in New York for months doing Kinky Boots, I just wanted to hang out at home when I got back to LA. I was so revved up that I asked some friends to come over to my home studio to help me write about all the incredible things I've experienced the last couple of years," said Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco frontman. "Pray For The Wicked is my 'thank you' to our fans and the most fun I've ever had making album."

    Manic Street Preachers - Resistance Is Futile - Shornday Limited
    Resistance Is Futile, the band's 13th studio album, heralds a return to a classic Manic Street Preachers sound described by the band as "widescreen melancholia". The songs on the album are the first recorded in the band's new Door to the River studio (near Newport). Of their first new recordings in four years, the band said: "The main themes of 'Resistance is Futile' are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. It's obsessively melodic - in many ways referencing both the naive energy of 'Generation Terrorists' and the orchestral sweep of 'Everything Must Go'. After delay and difficulties getting started, the record has come together really quickly over the last few months through a surge of creativity and some old school hard work."

    Soulwax - Essential - PIAS America
    Soulwax are the first artists to ever submit an entire hour's worth of original material for a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. ''It felt like a challenge,'' the band explain, ''and something no-one had done. We loved the challenge of releasing a full record live on a radio show without people having any advance notice, and we always wanted to release it on DEEWEE after it was aired on Radio 1.'' Recorded in just under two weeks at Soulwax's DEEWEE studio in Gent, it comprises 12 tracks named ''Essential One'' through ''Essential Twelve'', each one based around the word essential.

    Bebe Rexha - Expectations - Warner Bros
    Chart topping singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha releases her highly anticipated debut album, Expectations via Warner Bros. Records. In addition to Bebe co-writing and co-producing every song on the album, EXPECTATIONS is also produced by Max Martin, Ali Payami, JUSSI, Jason Evigan, Louis Bell, The Stereotypes and Hit-Boy.

     



    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Pantera - Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998
    T. Hardy Morris - Dude, The Obscure
    Street Dogs - Stand For Something Or Die For Nothing
    Kamasi Washington - Heaven and Earth
    Dan + Shay - Dan + Shay
    The 4th Movement - The 4th Movement
    Princess Nokia - A Girl Cried Red [Limited Edition LP]
    This Wild Life - Petaluma
    Priscilla Renea - Coloured
    Justin Nozuka - Run To Waters
    Junior Byles - Rasta No Pickpocket
    Lera Lynn - Plays Well With Others
    The Cure - Mixed Up: Remastered 2018 [2LP]
    The Cure - Torn Down: Mixed Up Extras 2018 [2LP]

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    Ryan Adams - Baby I Love You [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
    Paul Cauthen - Have Mercy EP
    Tiger Army - Dark Paradise
    Hiss Golden Messenger - Passing Clouds [Limited Edition 7in Single]









     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Florence + The Machine - High As Hope

    Florence + The Machine - High As HopeFlorence + The Machine - High As HopeFlorence + The Machine - High As Hope - Republic
    Six-time Grammy-nominee Florence + The Machine to release hugely-anticipated new album ‘High As Hope’ June 29th via Virgin EMI / Republic Records. ‘High As Hope’ is the sound of an artist who appears more certain than ever of herself. Florence writes about her teens and twenties with a renewed, more mature perspective: of growing up in South London, of family, relationships and art itself. The first official single ‘Hunger,’ is out now.

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    Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction: Remastered

    Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction: RemasteredGuns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction: RemasteredGuns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction: Remastered - Geffen Records
    Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N' Roses injected unbridled attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. They went on to captivate the entire world with the July 21, 1987 release of Appetite For Destruction, which remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever, moving over 30 million copies globally. Appetite features such indelible tracks such as the No. 1 single “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Welcome To The Jungle,” “Nightrain,” and “Paradise City.” The Appetite For Destruction: Super Deluxe Edition features 4CDs including the album newly remastered for the first time ever; B-sides N’ EPs newly remastered; the previously unreleased 1986 Sound City Session N’ More recordings; a Blu-ray Audio disc with the album, bonus tracks and music videos in brand new 5.1 surround sound along with the unearthed music video for “It’s So Easy” originally shot in 1989 but never finished; and a 96-page hardcover book showcasing unseen photos from Axl Rose’s personal archive and wealth of memorabilia. In addition, the Super Deluxe Edition contains collectables like never-before-seen band lithos, replica concert tickets, a wall poster, temporary band member tattoos , a Robert Williams painting litho, and a replica “Welcome To The Jungle” video shoot invite flyer originally drawn by Slash. The Remastered album is also available on CD, Deluxe 2CD and 2LP.

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    Bullet For My Valentine - Gravity

    Bullet For My Valentine - GravityBullet For My Valentine - GravityBullet For My Valentine - Gravity - Spinefarm
    There comes a point in every career of note, when it’s time to dig a trench in the turf; to define exactly who you are in a way that resonates in the broadest possible manner. For Bullet For My Valentine – now two decades deep into their story, one of rock and metal’s foremost names, a genuine success – that time is now. Produced and mixed by Carl Bown, ‘Gravity’ (the UK band’s sixth studio album, the follow-up to 2015’s ‘Venom’) sees the musicians delivering a body of work that looks set to add extra layers of excitement and meaning both to their own trajectory and to the genre per se. At a time when the international scene feels ready for a serious shot in the arm, ‘Gravity’ is an album of true craft and vision – an ambitious labour of love with the weight and the punch that the band’s extensive, ever-burgeoning fan-base has come to expect, a point made in style by lead single / video ‘Over It’, whilst adding enough in terms of atmosphere, melody and contemporary sheen to spin heads in wider circles. Backed up by an extensive worldwide touring plan that sees BFMV’s strongest ever line-up playing major shows and festivals for the whole of 2018 (and beyond), ‘Gravity’ already feels like an important album. Simply, this is frontman Matt Tuck and his fellow players thinking big and bold and refusing to compromise or back down.
    The title is ‘Gravity’, but the music is set to rise like a rocket. Let the countdown commence…

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    The Milk Carton Kids - All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do

    The Milk Carton Kids - All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't DoThe Milk Carton Kids - All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't DoThe Milk Carton Kids - All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do - ANTI
    The Milk Carton Kids’ fifth album , All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do arrives from ANTI- Records on June 29. The new project marks the first time that acoustic duo Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale have brought a band into studio with them. “We wanted to do something new,” Pattengale says. “We had been going around the country yet another time to do the duo show, going to the places we’d been before. There arose some sort of need for change.” “Musically we knew we were going to make the record with a bigger sonic palette,” says Ryan. “It was liberating to know we didn’t have to be able to carry every song with just our two guitars.” “Sometimes in singing, we’ll switch parts for a beat or a bar or a note,” Ryan says. “And things start to obscure what is the melody and what is the supporting part.” A third presence rises out of their combined voices. “There are only so many things you can do alone that al- low you to transcend your sense of self for even a short period,” Pattengale says. “I’m the lucky recipient of a life in which for hundreds of times, day after day, I get to spend an hour that is like speaking a language only two people know and doing it in a space with others who want to hear it.”

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    John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album

    John Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost AlbumJohn Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost AlbumJohn Coltrane - Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album - Verve
    Unknown until 2004 and unheard until now, these recordings by the John Coltrane Quartet are, as Sonny Rollins says in the liner notes, “like finding a new room in the Great Pyramid.” With the discovery of the ¼”reference tapes that Coltrane took home with him after the recording session a session that was completely unknown and for which master tapes don’t exist an important chapter in the evolution of Coltrane’s music can now be heard for the first time. Featuring the Classic Quartet John Coltrane, McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones and recorded at the end of a two week run at Birdland, the music on this album represents one of the most influential groups in music history both performing in a musical style it had perfected and reaching in new, exploratory directions that were to affect the trajectory of jazz from that point forward.

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    The Interrupters - Fight The Good Fight

    The Interrupters - Fight The Good FightThe Interrupters - Fight The Good FightThe Interrupters - Fight The Good Fight - Epitaph
    The Interrupters are an L.A. based four-piece bound by their rebel spirit and deep love of punk, rock, ska and 2 Tone. They make super high-energy rock -n-roll that’s equal parts catchy and confrontational. Their third album, Fight The Good Fight, was produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and released on his Hellcat imprint for Epitaph Records. The album features front-woman Aimee Interrupter, guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivone and drummer Jesse Bivona, spitting out lyrics that take on matters as thorny as family, friendship, martial law and loyalty, while churning out bouncing rock-steady rhythms and snarly guitar riffs. The Interrupters have built their live act of unstoppable energy and a feeling of easy community that reflects their familial vibe. They had toured the world with the likes of Green Day and Rancid and played huge festivals from The Vans Warped tour to Coachella. “There is usually a dance party going on in the crowd, which we appreciate since we always have our own dance party happening on stage,” says guitarist Kevin Bivona. The Interrupters will be dancing their way to a town near you this summer on many festivals and tours including The Punk in Drublic Festivals, Back to The Beach Festival and the Main Stage on Vans Warped Tour.

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    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

     

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  • New Release Round-Up 06-15-18

    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs

    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope DownsRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope DownsRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs - Sub Pop
    It's rare that a band's debut album sounds as confident and self-assured as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's Hope Downs. To say that the first full-length from the Melbourne quintet improves on their buzz-building EPs from the last few years would be an understatement: the promise those early releases hinted at is fully realized here, with ten songs of urgent, passionate guitar pop that elicit warm memories of bands past, from the Go-Betweens' jangle to the charmingly lo-fi trappings of New Zealand's Flying Nun label. But don't mistake Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever for nostalgists: Hope Downs is the sound of a band finding its own collective voice.

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    Arthur Buck - Arthur Buck

    Arthur Buck - Arthur BuckArthur Buck - Arthur BuckArthur Buck - Arthur Buck - New West Records
    Sometimes the catalyst for creating great art is simply being in the right place at the right time. For Arthur Buck, the new collaboration between singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and guitarist Peter Buck, that place was Mexico, and that time was the fall of 2017.  Specifically, a little town off the Baja coast named Todos Santos, with the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the east and the bright blue Pacific stretching out infinitely to the west. It is here that Buck has, for the last several years, held the Todos Santos Music Festival, which he created with his wife, Chloe Johnson, in 2012, shortly after R.E.M. called it a day. Among the many artists who have played the festival is Joseph Arthur, who also happened to leave behind a guitar—a Dobro, specifically—after his last appearance there. And so last year he made the trek down to Todos Santos to pick up the instrument. Which is where he ran into Peter Buck. That was the beginning of Arthur Buck. The creative result of this relationship is a vibrant 11-song collection that captures the spontaneity at the heart of the project—right down to the 1-2-3-4 count off from Buck that opens the record—with sounds and styles meshed together in an easy, almost playful manner. Tchad Blake was brought in to mix the proceedings, and the result is the new Arthur Buck—the result of a shockingly productive burst of inspiration.

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    Johnny Marr - Call The Comet - New Voodoo
    Recorded with his band in Manchester at Johnny Marr's Crazy Face studios, 'Call The Comet' is the third solo record from the Smith's guitarist and follows 2013's critically acclaimed The Messenger and 2014's Playland; both of which made the UK top 10. "Call The Comet is set in the not-too-distant future" says Marr, "and is mostly concerned with the idea of an alternative society.  It's my own magic realism."  Songs include Actor Attractor, Walk Into The Sea, Bug and recent live favourite Spiral Cities.  "The characters in the songs are searching for a new idealism, although there are some personal songs in there too.  It's something that people like me can relate to." Says Marr.

    The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound Sessions - Side One Dummy
    The Gaslight Anthem and SideOneDummy celebrate 10 years of the seminal album, The '59 Sound. New compilation features rare, unreleased, and alternate takes recorded during The '59 Sound Sessions. Launching a tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the album, kicking off May 27th in Washington D.C.

    Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic - Warner Bros
    In the months since the passing of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, Mike Shinoda has immersed himself in art as a way of processing his grief. With no agenda, Shinoda hunkered down alone in his Los Angeles home and began writing, recording, and painting. In January, he released the Post Traumatic EP consisting of three deeply personal songs - each one a powerful, stream-of-consciousness expression of unvarnished grief - accompanied by homemade visuals that Shinoda filmed, painted and edited himself. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with New York Times stating, "The tracks are reverberant electronic dirges; the rhymes, heading into sung choruses, testify to bewilderment, mourning, resentment, self-pity and questions about what to do." Following the EP release, Shinoda continued to create, and the result is Post Traumatic, a transparent and intensely personal album that, despite its title, isn't entirely about grief, though it does start there. "It's a journey out of grief and darkness, not into grief and darkness," Shinoda says. Ultimately, Post Traumatic is an album about healing. The songs, though specific about Shinoda's experience with loss, manage to be universally relatable, thanks to their honesty and heart. "If people have been through something similar, I hope they feel less alone," he says. "If they haven't been through this, I hope they feel grateful."

    The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016

    The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016The Rolling Stones - Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016 - UME
    The Studio Albums Vinyl Collection 1971-2016’ presents this monumental era in Rock N’ Roll history in a highly bespoke, lenticular mounted, limited edition box-set housing the 15 x Studio Albums from Sticky Fingers through Blue & Lonesome in faithful & intricate original packaging replications. Every album has been lovingly remastered & cut at revelatory Half-Speed at Abbey Road Studios from vinyl specific original tape transfers designed to get the very best possible sound from the format. Each album is pressed on heavyweight 180-gram black vinyl, includes a download card for HD digital redemption of the catalogue & includes a numbered certificate of authentication.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    State Champs - Living Proof
    Christina Aguilera - Liberation
    Melody's Echo Chamber - Bon Voyage
    Calpurnia - Scout
    Sepultura - Arise: Expanded Edition
    Gin Blossoms - Mixed Reality
    Wilko Johnson - Blow Your Mind
    Mayday Parade - Sunnyland [Bone Colored LP]
    Fantastic Negrito - Please Don't Be Dead
    Olivia Chaney - Shelter
    Chromeo - Head Over Heels
    5 Seconds Of Summer - Youngblood
    Tom Waits - Bawlers [Remastered LP]
    Tom Waits - Brawlers [Remastered LP]
    Tom Waits - Bastards [Remastered LP]
    Buddy Guy - The Blues Is Alive And Well
    The Darkness - Live At Hammersmith
    Chuck Auerbach - Remember Me

    & More .....

    Nick Lowe - Tokyo Bay / Crying Inside
    Daniel Avery - Projector EP
    Protomartyr - Consolation EP
    Yuno - Moodie EP
    Nilufer Yanya - Do You Like Pain? EP
    Hatchie - Sugar & Spice EP









     

     

    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

     

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Music Releases 06-22-18

Artist Title Price
Dawes Passwords [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Nine Inch Nails Bad Witch [LP] New Vinyl: $13.98
The Record Company All Of This Life [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Panic! At The Disco Pray For The Wicked [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
Manic Street Preachers Resistance Is Futile [LP] New Vinyl: $22.98
Bebe Rexha Expectations New CD: $13.98
Pantera Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998 [2LP] New Vinyl: $23.98
Street Dogs Stand For Something Or Die For Nothing [LP] New Vinyl: $20.98

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Movie Releases 06-22-18

Artist Title Price
Turn It Around: Story Of East Bay Punk Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk New DVD: $22.98

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