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New Release Round-Up 04-28-17

New Releases 28 Apr 2017

GORILLAZ - Humanz - Warner Bros.
Produced by Gorillaz, The Twilight Tone of D /\ P and Remi Kabaka and recorded in London, Paris, New York, Chicago and Jamaica, Humanz comes seven years on from the release of albums The Fall and Plastic Beach. Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals) are - as always - joined by a stellar line up of featured artists which includes Jehnny Beth (Savages), Danny Brown, Benjamin Clementine, De La Soul, D.R.A.M., Peven Everett, Anthony Hamilton, Grace Jones, Zebra Katz, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Vince Staples, Popcaan, Pusha T, Jamie Principle and Kali Uchis among others.


MEW - Visuals

MEW - VisualsMEW - Visuals - PIAS AmericaMEW - Visuals
Visuals marks the Danish dream pop outfit’s seventh overall following 2015’s + –. According to frontman Jonas Bjerre, the upcoming LP came together as a direct result of the touring the band did behind +-. “The live shows around that album saw us hit a creative peak, writing tracks on-the-road and the spark was lit,” he explained in a press release. “Breaking the normal cycle felt right and we wanted to make an album spontaneously retaining the energy we’d generated on that world tour, rather than wait the normal three or four years.”  Recorded and self-produced in less than 12 months in Copenhagen, Visuals is said to capture MEW at their “most concise, each song representing its own little chapter and narrative.”
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WALE - Shine - Atlantic
The Grammy-nominated rapper's new collection features collaborations with features from Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Major Lazer, G-Eazy, J Balvin and even Wale's daughter Zyla, to name a few.


THE CRANBERRIES - Something Else - BMG
The Cranberries have an utterly distinctive sound, not least due to the instantly recognisable vocal of Dolores, which on this album is brought to the forefront due to its unplugged nature. As such, Something Else offers a fantastic opportunity for a reintroduction to the band, with some of their most familiar tracks being present on this selection of songs.


OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW - 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW - 50 Years Of Blonde On BlondeOLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW - 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde - SonyOLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW - 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde
The 14-track album, 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde, was recorded LIVE at the CMA Theater located inside the historic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum located in Nashville, TN in May 2016. Mixed by GRAMMY Award-winning Ted Hutt and Ryan Mall. "Fifty years is a long time for a place like Nashville, Tennessee. Time rolls on slowly around here like flotsam and jetsam in the muddy Cumberland River. But certain things have accelerated the pace of our city. And certain people have sent the hands of the clock spinning. Bob Dylan is the greatest of these time-bending, paradigm-shifting Nashville cats," says Ketch Secor, the primary vocalist of the Old Crow Medicine Show. "By deciding to record his newly found rock n' roll voice in 1966 Nashville, Bob swung the gates of Country music wide open; so wide, in fact, that 50 years later there was still enough of a crack left for Old Crow Medicine Show to sneak its banjos and fiddles through the gates with string band swagger.
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FEIST - Pleasure - Interscope Records
Six years after her last album Metals, the four-time Grammy nominee and eleven-time Juno award winner returns with a new album called Pleasure.


MARK LANEGAN - Gargoyle

MARK LANEGAN - GargoyleMARK LANEGAN - Gargoyle - PIAS AmericaMARK LANEGAN - Gargoyle
Gargoyle follows the critically acclaimed ‘Phantom Radio’ which was released in 2014. The 10-track LP features guest appearances from long-time collaborators Josh Homme, Greg Dulli and Duke Garwood. The album title comes from a lyric in Blue Blue Sea – “Gargoyle perched on gothic spire” – and was chosen for its hint of self-deprecation. “I’m most proud of the songs that are atypical to stuff that I’ve done in the past” says Mark Lanegan. “So I really like Old Swan, because it’s an expression of positivity, which is completely anti-anything I’ve done before!” He laughs. “Y’know, I haven’t played this record for too many people yet. I played it for Greg Dulli, who played on some of it, and he was like, ‘Wow, I had to listen to it twice – it sounds like he’s having a good time…’
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WILLIE NELSON - God's Problem Child - Sony Legacy
God's Problem Child is Willie's first album to debut all-new songs since 'Band of Brothers' in 2014. It includes 13 new songs, including seven recently written by Willie and Buddy Cannon, his longtime collaborator and producer. The album's title track, penned by Jamey Johnson and Tony Joe White, includes vocals by both writers and the legendary Leon Russell (on what may be Russell's very last recording). Closing the album is "He Won't Ever Be Gone," a song written by Gary Nicholson that pays tribute to Willie's outlaw country comrade, Merle Haggard.


VOK - Figure

VOK - FigureVOK - Figure - Nettwerk RecordsVOK - Figure
"Figure" is the debut album by the Icelandic electronic pop group Vök. Formed in 2013, the band is comprised of Margrét Rán (vox/guitar/keyboard), Andri Már (sax/synth), Ólafur Alexander (guitar/bass), and Einar Stef (drums/percussion). Featuring tracks such as “Show Me" and "BTO", "Figure" is brimming with nocturnal electronica and downtempo beats that oozes sensual atmospherics, all held together by Rán's dreamy melodic vocals.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

British Sea Power - Let The Dancers Inherit The Party
Thurston Moore - Rock N Roll Consciousness
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Eric Church - Mr. Misunderstood On The Rocks: Live And (Mostly) Unplugged
Wall - Untitled
All That Remains - Madness
John Mellencamp - Sad Clowns & Hillbillies
BNQT - Volume 1
Juliana Hatfield - Pussycat
Robert Cray - Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic: Live [CD+DVD]
Mary J. Blige - Strength Of A Woman
The Whistles & The Bells - Modern Plagues
Mammoth Mammoth - Mount The Mountain
Lea Michele - Places
New Found Glory - Makes Me Sick
Mike + The Mechanics - The Road
He Is Legend - Few
Sylvan Esso - What Now

& More .....

Depeche Mode - Where's The Revolution (Remixes) [Vinyl Single]
Skating Polly - New Trick EP (Feat. Louise Post & Nina Gordon)
Los Colognes - Sneakin' Breadcrumbs
Jason Isbell - Cumberland Gap
Chris Stapleton - Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning
Current Swell - When To Talk And When To Listen
Papa Roach - American Dreams

UPCOMING RELEASES

CHRIS STAPLETON - From A Room: Volume 1

CHRIS STAPLETON - From A Room: Volume 1CHRIS STAPLETON - From A Room: Volume 1 - Mercury NashvilleCHRIS STAPLETON - From A Room: Volume 1
Chris Stapleton's highly anticipated new album, From A Room: Volume 1, will be released May 5 on Mercury Records Nashville. The highly anticipated full-length record is the first new music from Stapleton since 2015's breakthrough double Platinum solo debut Traveller and will be followed by From A Room: Volume 2 coming later this year. The album takes its name from Nashville's historic RCA Studio A, where it was recorded during the winter of 2016-17. Once again produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, Volume 1 features eight original songs as well as a rendition of "Last Thing I Needed, First Thing This Morning," written by Gary P. Nunn and Donna Sioux Farar and made famous by Willie Nelson.


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THE AFGHAN WHIGS - In Spades

THE AFGHAN WHIGS - In SpadesTHE AFGHAN WHIGS - In Spades - Sub PopTHE AFGHAN WHIGS - In Spades
“Divination/Cleromancy/Comes the card that I refused to see” – The Afghan Whigs, “Oriole” “Cleromancy” isn’t a word one normally finds in rock lyrics. Then again, In Spades – the forthcoming album by The Afghan Whigs, from which the new song “Oriole” hails – is defined only by its own mystical inner logic. The term means to divine, in a supernatural manner, a prediction of destiny from the random casting of lots: the throwing of dice, picking a card from a deck. From its evocative cover art to the troubled spirits haunting its halls, In Spades casts a spell that challenges the listener to unpack its dark metaphors and spectral imagery. On the one hand, In Spades is as quintessentially Afghan Whigs as anything the group has ever done – fulfilling its original mandate to explore the missing link between howling Midwestern punk like Die Kreuzen and Hüsker Dü, The Temptations’ psychedelic soul symphonies, and the expansive hard-rock tapestries of Led Zeppelin and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the same time, this new record continues to push beyond anything in the Whigs’ previous repertoire – another trademark, along with the explosive group dynamic captured on the recording. Indeed, the chemistry of the lineup – Dulli, guitarists Dave Rosser and Jon Skibic, drummer Patrick Keeler, multi-instrumentalist Rick Nelson, and Whigs co-founder/bassist John Curley – set the tone for In Spades’ creation. When it came to follow up the band’s triumphant return to recording – Do To the Beast (Sub Pop 2014), which was the band’s first ever Top 40 album, – the die was cast. “This is the first time since Black Love [the Whigs’ 1996 noir masterpiece] that we’ve done a full-blown band album,” Dulli says. The joys, sorrows, and upheavals of innocence and experience echo throughout In Spades: it powerfully documents where The Afghan Whigs have been, and where they might go next. For Dulli and Curley, it’s a journey that, since their origins as one of the first Sub Pop acts to be signed from outside the label’s Pacific Northwest base, has spanned decades. Dulli notes they were barely in their twenties when they first started the band, and yet here they are, fulfilling dreams long held and frequently realized. “Having a break from the Whigs helped me remember what made it so rewarding,” Curley says. “Over the course of a lifetime, there are constants, and there’s also change. You see who’s dropped off the vine – who’s going in reverse, and who’s still by your side. It’s interesting to see where life takes you, and where it doesn’t. That’s the journey and it hasn’t stopped.” In Spades was recorded at Rick Nelson’s studio Marigny Sound in New Orleans, LA.


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ANGEL SNOW - Magnetic

ANGEL SNOW - MagneticANGEL SNOW - Magnetic - Nettwerk RecordsANGEL SNOW - Magnetic
The music of Angel Snow is moving, ethereal and at times, chillingly honest. The Nashville based singer songwriter’s music is always evolving; combining her accomplished songwriting with haunting, engaging vocals and electronic textures. This new album combines her Americana roots with these more electronic textures, creating a fresh sonic landscape that is at once raw and beguiling.


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CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD - Betty's Self-Rising Southern Blends Vol. 3

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD - Betty's Self-Rising Southern Blends Vol. 3CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD - Betty's Self-Rising Southern Blends Vol. 3 - Silver Arrow Records
Chris Robinson Brotherhood's acclaimed live album series, 'Betty's Blends,' returns with 'Volume 3: Self-Rising, Southern Blends.' Recorded and mixed live from the soundboard by legendary Grateful Dead archivist and recording engineer Betty Cantor Jackson, this latest edition captures the CRB on a Southern swing through Atlanta, Raleigh and Charleston in November 2015. The 2-LP/2-CD set includes original staple CRB material like, Clear Blue Sky, Roan County Banjo, and Oak Apple Day, but focuses on the band's sprawling selection of cover material ranging from Allen Toussaint's Get Out Of My Life Woman to the Leiber/Stoller classic I'm A Hog For You, Bob Dylan's She Belongs To Me to the Slim Harpo rarity The Music's Hot. It also marks the first release in the series with current CRB drummer, Tony Leone. In Robinson's own words, With Betty, we trust her sonic sensibilities and give her the space and freedom to do what the woman does, and what she does is beautiful and unique. It's the stuff rock n' roll dreams and recordings are made of. Viva la Betty!




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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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Vinyl List January 27th 2017

VINYL SPECIAL OF THE WEEK:

Every week we'll be offering an insanely deep discount on one new
vinyl title good for the week of our newsletter, from Friday to
Thursday so it gives you a week to grab the special at the sale price
- assuming it doesn't sell out first, that is!

This week's special is: NOTORIOUS B.I.G. "Mo Money, Mo Problems" 12"
on money green vinyl, of which only 6000 were pressed. Yours for just
$5.00 from Friday,  January 27 at 10AM until Thursday, February 2 at
10PM. Regular retail price is $14.99! While supplies
last, and our stock is limited.  No VIP discount, or any other coupons
or discounts applicable.

NEW RELEASES FOR 1/27 + 1/24 VINYL TUESDAY RELEASES:

ALKALINE TRIO Good Mourning LP
ALKALINE TRIO From Here To Infirmary LP
ALKALINE TRIO Crimson LP
AMON AMARTH Once Sent From The Golden Hall LP
AMON AMARTH THe Venger LP
ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Here Comes The Indian LP
ARIEL PINK & WEYES BLOOD Myths 002 LP
AVALANCHES Since I Left You LP indie exclusive blue vinyl
BASH & POP Friday Night LP
BLIND MELON Soup LP
CATE LE BON Rock Pool EP LP
CARS My Best Friends Girl 7" picture disc
CHEAP TRICK Woke Up With A Monster LP
CLOUD NOTHINGS Life Without Sound LP indie exclusive green vinyl
ALLISON CRUTCHFIELD Tourist In This Town LP lavendar vinyl
DEAD MAN WINTER Furnace LP
BOB DYLAN Bootleg Series Vol.1-3 LP box set
FOREIGNER Head Games LP picture disc
MERLE HAGGARD Live From Austin LP
HOWLIN' WOLF Best Of The Sun Records LP
JAPANDROIDS Near To The Wild Heart Of Life LP indie exclusive
ALICIA KEYS Here LP
KREATOR Gods Of Violence LP red/black vinyl
LUNA Romantica LP clear vinyl
LUNA Rendezvous LP clear vinyl
MADONNA Immaculate Collection LP blue/white vinyl
OPETH Morningrise LP
OPETH My Arms Your Hearse LP
OPETH Orchid LP
OVERKILL Horrorscope LP
PANDA BEAR Young Prayer LP
TY SEGALL Ty Segall LP
SEPULTURA Roadrunner Albums LP box set
SLEATER-KINNEY Live In Paris LP Loser Edition clear vinyl
SLEEP Sleep's Holy Mountain LP purple vinyl
STOOGES Fun House LP orange/black swirl vinyl
TAAKE Noregs Vaapen LP
T.S.O.L. Trigger Complex LP
FRANK TURNER Sleep Is For The Week 10th Anniversary LP


VINYL RESTOCKED THIS WEEK:

AC/DC Back In Black LP
AC/DC Highway To Hell LP
ADELE 21 LP
ALT-J An Awesome Wave LP
ANTHRAX Worship Music LP
ARCHERS OF LOAF Icky Mettle LP
ARCTIC MONKEYS Favourite Worst Nightmare LP
BABES IN TOYLAND Fontanelle LP
ANDREW BIRD Useless Creatures LP
BLACK KEYS Rubber Factory LP
BLACK LIPS/KING KHAN & BBQ SHOW Merry Christmas 7" green vinyl
HALEY BONAR Impossible Dream LP teal vinyl
BOUNCING SOULS How I Spent My Summer Vacation LP
DAVID BOWIE Legacy LP
BRAND NEW Mene 7"
BRAND NEW I Am A Nightmare LP
BRAND NEW Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me LP
BUILT TO SPILL You In Reverse LP
BUSH Sixteen Stone LP
CAGE THE ELEPHANT Thank You Happy Birthday LP
CAGE THE ELEPHANT Melophobia LP
CAR SEAT HEADREST Teens Of Denial LP
CHROME WAVES Chrome Waves LP
GARY CLARK JR Story Of Sonny Boy Slim LP
CLASH London Calling LP
CODE ORANGE Forever LP
THE CURE Disintigration LP
DANDY WARHOLS 13 Tales From Urban Bohemia LP color vinyl
MILES DAVIS Kind Of Blue LP
DEAD BOYS Young Loud And Snotty LP green vinyl
DEATH Sound Of Perseverance LP
DEATH BY STEREO Just Like You'd Leave Us LP
DEATH GRIPS Money Store LP
DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Miss Machine LP mint green vinyl
DOORS L.A. Woman LP
DRIVE LIKE JEHU Drive Like Jehu LP color vinyl
DRIVE LIKE JEHU Yank Crime LP
EELS End Times LP
FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS More Than Just A Dream LP
FLAMING LIPS Space Oddity 7" red vinyl
FLAMING LIPS Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots LP
FLEETWOOD MAC Greatest Hits LP
BEN FOLDS Rockin' The Suburbs LP
GHOST Opus Eponymous LP blue/white vinyl
GHOST BATH Moonlover LP gold vinyl
GORILLAZ Gorillaz LP
GRATEFUL DEAD Very Best Of LP
AL GREEN Greatest Hits LP
GREEN DAY Nimrod LP
GREEN DAY Minority 7" green vinyl
JIMI HENDRIX Are You Experienced LP
JIMI HENDRIX Axis Bold As Love LP
JIMI HENDRIX Electric Ladyland LP
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER Heart Like A Levee LP
IN FLAMES Colony LP
INTERRUPTERS Babylon 7"
IRON MAIDEN Iron Maiden LP
IRON MAIDEN Women In Uniform 7"
KORN Serenity Of Suffering LP
LAMBCHOP Flotus LP
LIZZO Lizzobangers LP
LUMINEERS Cleopatra LP
CASS MCCOMBS Mangy Love LP indie exclusive color vinyl
MGMT Oracular Spectacular LP
MAC MILLER Go:od AM LP
MODERN BASEBALL Holy Ghost LP
MODEST MOUSE This Is A Long Drive LP
MODEST MOUSE Lonesome Crowded West LP
MOTORHEAD Bad Magic LP indie exclusive white vinyl
MOUNTAIN GOATS All Hail West Texas LP
MOUNTAIN GOATS Beat The Champ LP
THE NATIONAL Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers LP
THE NATIONAL High Violet LP
THE NATIONAL Alligator LP
THE NATIONAL Boxer LP
NINE INCH NAILS Ghosts I-IV LP
OPETH Sorceress LP
ANDERSON PAAK Venice LP
PARAMORE All We Know Is Falling LP
PINK FLOYD FInal Cut LP
PINK FLOYD Momentary Lapse Of Reason LP
PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here LP
PIXIES Doolittle LP
PLAGUE VENDOR Bloodsweat LP
POLICA Give You The Ghost LP
PRINCE Around The World In A Day LP
RADIOHEAD Amnesiac LP
RADIOHEAD Ok Computer LP
OTIS REDDING Dock Of The Bay LP
RUN THE JEWELS Run The Jewels 3 LP
SAINT MOTEL Saintmotelvision LP
SIA 1000 Forms Of Fear LP
STURGIL SIMPSON A Sailor's Guide LP
SLEEP Dopesmoker LP
SPOON Written In Reverse 7" pink vinyl
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run LP
TOMMY STINSON L.M.A.O. 7" red vinyl
STONE SOUR Come What(ever) May LP
TELEVISION Marquee Moon LP
TICKLE TORTURE Spiritual Machette LP
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Palomino LP
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Stars And Satellites LP
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES Wild Animals LP
TRAP THEM Crown Feral LP indie exclusive white vinyl
TRIBE CALLED QUEST We Got It From Here LP
TRIBE CALLED QUEST Beats Rhymes & Life LP
TRIBE CALLED QUEST Low End Theory LP
UNCLE ACID Mind Crawler 7"
VAMPIRE WEEKEND Contra LP
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN Sky Is Crying LP
WAVVES V LP
LUCINDA WILLIAMS Lucinda Williams LP red vinyl
XIU XIU Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks LP

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