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New Release Round-Up 02-22-19



New Releases 22 February 2019


Gary Clark Jr. - This Land - Warner Bros
The GRAMMY® Award-winning maverick channels his signature sense of soul from the crossroads of rock ‘n' roll, blues, jazz, hip-hop, reggae and punk. Gary Clark Jr's most accomplished songwriting and virtuosic performances to date; This Land delivers socially relevant, transcendentally ambitious, and musically rich declaration as unapologetic, undeniable, and unique as he is. He emerges with a body of work that is dynamic in every sense, embodying an ever-evolving sound that transformed him into an artistic force anointed by everyone from President Barack Obama to the late Prince.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium - South of Reality - ATO Records
South of Reality, The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s epic sophomore album might be just the antidote this sick world needs. Music so potent it could repel an asteroid impact from space, these seasoned warriors of psychedelia have crafted timeless songs that may as well be chiseled in stone. The  monolithic dream team’s new record was produced by Les Claypool and Sean Lennon themselves, and engineered and mixed by Les Claypool at his own Rancho Relaxo studio in Sonoma County, California.

Badflower - OK, I'm Sick

Badflower - OK, I'm SickBadflower - OK, I'm SickBadflower - OK, I'm Sick - Big Machine Records
Badflower releases their debut album OK, I'm Sick as the first signing on new joint venture Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records. Since their emergence in 2014, the group has become one of L.A.’s most buzzed about Rock bands, achieving a 2-week run at No. 1 on KROQ’s Locals Only Show with “Heroin.” The crushing realness of their latest single “Ghost” brought the band to the attention of iHeartRadio who spotlighted them as an On The Verge Artist.

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Bayonne - Drastic Measures - Mom & Pop Music
Each song on Bayonne's Drastic Measures is orchestral in texture, unfolding in countless layers and kaleidoscopic tones. With great intensity of detail, the Austin-based artist otherwise known as Roger Sellers deepens that sonic complexity by weaving in elegantly warped samples of the field recordings he's gathered for over a decade. But in its powerful melodies and pristine arrangements, Drastic Measures ultimately bears a pure pop lucidity even in its most grandiose moments. Throughout the album, Sellers matches his bursts of experimentation with the graceful piano playing he's honed since he was a little kid. By his early 20s he'd discovered minimalist composers like Steve Reich and Terry Reilly, which led him to infuse an atmospheric, ethereal quality into much of his work. With the release of Primitives in spring 2016, Sellers adopted the moniker of Bayonne as a way to distinguish his more electronically crafted output from his other musical projects. I'd been playing a lot of shows with a very folk-based set, so using a different name was a way to separate those two personalities, he explains. In bringing Drastic Measures to life, Sellers merged his increasingly classic-pop-inspired sensibilities with a production approach closely focused on looping, layering, and overdubbing. Even if you hear something simple like clapping or finger snaps, it's probably layered 10 or 20 times, he says. I just like to stack and layer everything to get these big sounds, and create a really wide sonic space within the songs.

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Lily & Madeleine - Canterbury Girls - New West Records
As for the album, for Lily & Madeleine, Canterbury Girls refers to a real place they know, in Broad Ripple, IN - and for them, as Madeleine explains," it’s the first place of adolescent freedom, the first place of blossoming girlhood - and a place to imagine the future a girl wants,” But the opposite is also at play; when youthful dreams are lost and the kind of emotional baggage that women have to carry, more often than not, becomes their burden. Burdens of disgust, of pain, unwanted attention, and trauma - the double standard, the disappointments, the disrespect, the fury, the helplessness, and the resignation. Sharing the angst bundled baggage and taking refuge in sharing and realizing you aren’t alone… that’s when healing begins. It’s the story of many, and the story of Canterbury Girls everywhere.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Telekinesis - Effluxion
Fruit Bats & Vetiver - In Real Life (Live At Spacebomb Studios)
Dream Theater - Distance Over Time
And The Kids - When This Life Is Over
U2 - No Line On The Horizon: 10th Anniversary Remaster
SPELLLING - Mazy Fly
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 1 & 2
Martin Frawley - Undone At 31
Yola - Walk Through Fire
Adia Victoria - Silences
Susto - Ever Since I Lost My Mind
Nakhane - You Will Not Die: Deluxe

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Santana - In Search Of Mona Lisa EP [Vinyl]
Amanda Palmer - Voicemail For Jill
SYML - The Bird








 

UPCOMING RELEASES 

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Best Of Everything: The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Best Of Everything: The Definitive Career Spanning Hits CollectionTom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Best Of Everything: The Definitive Career Spanning Hits CollectionTom Petty & The Heartbreakers - The Best Of Everything: The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection - Geffen Records
This collection of personal favorites and important milestones is the first anthology to span Petty's entire career, from the first album to Mudcrutch 2. The album contains 38 tracks on 4 LP’s including the hits “Free Fallin’, American Girl, “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, You Wreck Me: and many more. The album also includes two unreleased tracks, “The Best of Everything (Alternate Version)” and the previously unreleased and unheard “For Real”.  

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Mark Morton - Anesthetic

Mark Morton - AnestheticMark Morton - AnestheticMark Morton - Anesthetic - Republic
Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, will release a 10-track album titled Anesthetic. With Mark at the creative center, Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Trivium) co-writing, recording, mixing, & producing, & Jake Oni also co-writing & performing. Singers include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales & Naeemah Maddox. Musically, Morton performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paulo Gregoletto & Alex Bent, Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman & Marc Paul rounding out the band. Comes on red vinyl with 12 tarot cards.  

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New Release Round-Up 02-15-19



New Releases 15 February 2019


Tedeschi Trucks Band - Signs - Fantasy
Signs” is the fourth studio release from Tedeschi Trucks Band and offers another outstanding example of their ability to expand musical boundaries in ways that only a rare caliber of musician can achieve. “Signs” showcases the band at their best – combining inventive musicality and provocative lyrics across eleven original tracks, running the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems, to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll. The album was recorded at Derek and Susan’s home studio, Swamp Raga, on two-inch analog tape giving it a warmth and richness that recalls the ambience of the best vintage recordings. Vinyl mastering and lacquers were cut from the analog master tape and pressed on 180 gram black vinyl for highest sound quality.

Robert Ellis - Texas Piano Man - New West Records
Hello. I'm Robert Ellis, The Texas Piano Man. I wanted to take a moment to say a few words about this record and what you might expect from it. Texas Piano Man is a collection of songs specifically written for my piano driven Rock & Roll band from the great state of Texas. Myself and the guys bring these songs to you in the very spirit of Texas itself; loudly, confidently, over the top, larger than life, at times deadly serious and yet always with a wink and a smile. We invite you to come on in, stay a while, and when you leave take with you the spirit of these songs, the spirit of Texas, and the spirit of The Texas Piano Man himself. Adios!

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J.S. Ondara - Tales Of America

J.S. Ondara - Tales Of AmericaJ.S. Ondara - Tales Of AmericaJ.S. Ondara - Tales Of America - Big Machine Records
J.S. Ondara offers a unique take of the American dream on Tales Of America, his debut album. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, J.S. fell in love with Bob Dylan and moved to Minneapolis Minnesota when he was 20 to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter. He notes other musical influences as Neil Young, Noah Gundersen, Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne. His debut album, Tales of America, is an examination of the American Dream from an outsider's perspective; an introspection on a universal matter.

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Ryan Bingham - American Love Song - Axster Bingham Rec
American Love Song finds Ryan Bingham honing his creativity on two distinct levels, the personal and the cultural. The record is co-produced with Charlie Sexton, the superb Austin guitarist who has played for years in Bob Dylan s touring band. American Love Song was recorded at Arlyn Studios and Public Hi-Fi in Austin with additional recording at Matter Music/Stella Sound in Los Angeles.

Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water - BMG
Avril Lavigne's first album in over 5 years includes the title track Head Above Water and Tell Me It's Over

Picture This - MDRN LV - Republic
The biggest selling Irish act in both 2017 and 2018, and the nation’s hottest musical export in decades, Picture This arrived as a phenomenon with their self-titled 2017 full-length debut, Picture This. Certified triple-platinum in Ireland, it held the #1 spot Overall in the country for four weeks, while topping the Streaming Chart for seven weeks. Moreover, it remained in the Top 5 since release. Just over two years since their formation, they’ve impressively sold over 400K tickets.






 

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Insane Clown Posse - Fearless Fred Fury [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition]
Florida Georgia Line - Can't Say I Ain't Country
Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness
Crystal Lake - Helix
Ladytron - Ladytron
The Paper Kites - On The Train Ride Home [LP]
Millencolin - SOS
Hayes Carll - What It Is
Jon Fratelli - Bright Night Flowers
SWMRS - Berkeley's On Fire
Yann Tiersen - All
Piroshka - Brickbat
Perfect Son - Cast
Rina Mushonga - In A Galaxy
Jack & Jack - A Good Friend Is Nice
David Bowie - Glass Spider (Live Montreal '87): 2018 Remastered Version
David Bowie - Serious Moonlight (Live '83): 2018 Remastered Version
David Bowie - Never Let Me Down: 2018 Remastered Version
David Bowie - Tonight: 2018 Remastered Version


& More .....

Sly5thave - Let Me Ride / Still D.R.E [Vinyl Single]
Marie Davidson - Nina Kraviz x Afrodeutsche Remixes [Vinyl Single]
Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (Remixes) [Vinyl Single]
Durand Jones & The Indications - Don't You Know [Vinyl Single]
Tyler Ramsey - A Dream Of Home
George Strait - Every Little Honky Tonk Bar
Drugdealer - Fools








 

UPCOMING RELEASES 

Badflower - OK, I'm Sick

Badflower - OK, I'm SickBadflower - OK, I'm SickBadflower - OK, I'm Sick - Big Machine Records
Badflower releases their debut album OK, I'm Sick as the first signing on new joint venture Big Machine Records/John Varvatos Records. Since their emergence in 2014, the group has become one of L.A.’s most buzzed about Rock bands, achieving a 2-week run at No. 1 on KROQ’s Locals Only Show with “Heroin.” The crushing realness of their latest single “Ghost” brought the band to the attention of iHeartRadio who spotlighted them as an On The Verge Artist.

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J.S. ONDARA - FREE FLEXI DISC

J.S. ONDARA - FREE FLEXI DISC

Free Flexi Disc of the single AMERICAN DREAM from J.S. Ondara's upcoming new album "Tales of America" with any vinyl purchase on Black Friday. Heavily influenced by Dylan, his album is "a deliberation on the times and a search for wisdom and the American Dream."
(while supplies last)

Tales of America - The new album from J.S. Ondara - Available 02-01-2019

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New Release Round-Up 01-26-18

 

Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us

Calexico - The Thread That Keeps UsCalexico - The Thread That Keeps UsCalexico - The Thread That Keeps Us - New West Records
Over the past two decades, a strong sense of place has shaped the music of Calexico, infusing their albums with a stylistic unpredictability and richness of texture. While 2015’s Edge of the Sun brought the Tucson-bred band to the Mexico City borough of Coyoacán, their new full-length The Thread That Keeps Us mostly came to life in a house studio near the Northern California coast nicknamed “The Phantom Ship” by CALEXICO vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino.

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Hollie Cook - Vessel of Love - Merge Records
Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent with charming charisma to craft her own dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Cook’s ability to continually surprise, delight, and progress solidifies her position as one of the most exciting voices in reggae, and this is crystal clear on her third full-length and Merge debut, Vessel of Love.


Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin [LP] - Drag City
Ty Segall goes all the way, flipping the Freedom coin to find passion, laughter and savagery on both sides. A head-spinning compendium of stompers, weepers, ballads, screamers, bangers and funker-uppers, all marking a different impasse, like a flag whirling into a knot, exploding and burning on contact, in the name of life and loathing and the pursuit of what you love.

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee [Red LP] - J&R Adventures
It's been 4 years since the critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, and #1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was released by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa. They have reunited for Black Coffee - another collection of scorching interpretations of ten soul gems that pair Hart’s breathtaking vocals and Joe’s masterfully expressive playing. Featuring songs made famous by; Edgar Winter, Ray Charles, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Lucinda Williams and more. LP is 180g, red vinyl, and contains an exclusive bonus track.

Nightmares On Wax - Shape The Future [2LP] - Warp Records
One of the most influential artists of a generation and a long-standing member of the Warp Records family, Nightmares On Wax announces his new album Shape The Future. A perfect marriage of soul, hip-hop, dub and timeless club sounds that act as a salvo masterpiece of contemporary and classic genre-blending, brilliantly solidifying Nightmares On Wax place as an inspirational electronic music figurehead.

Cornelius - Mellow Waves [LP] - Rostrum Records
Acclaimed Japanese producer, composer, and recording artist Cornelius first proper studio album in over 11 years, featuring the singles If You're Here, Sometime / Someplace, and In a Dream. 180g black vinyl gatefold LP

American Folk [Soundtrack]

American Folk [Soundtrack]American Folk [Soundtrack]American Folk [Soundtrack] - American Folk Records
American Folk is the soundtrack to the award-winning 2018 independent film, American Folk, starring Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth. In addition to both original compositions and classic folk song renditions by Purdy and Rubarth, the soundtrack includes John Prine's ''Some Humans Ain't Human'' and Jerry Garcia & David Grisman's ''Freight Train.''

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

H.C. McEntire - Lionheart [LP]
Steep Canyon Rangers - Out In The Open [LP]
Django Django - Marble Skies [LP]
Seth Macfarlane - In Full Swing [LP]
Dream Wife - Dream Wife [LP]
Jeff Lynne's ELO - Jeff Lynne's ELO: Wembley Or Bust [LP Box Set]
Gord Downie - Coke Machine Glow [2LP]
Gord Downie - Battle Of The Nudes [LP]
Nils Frahm - All Melody [Vinyl]
Craig David - The Time Is Now
Mary Gauthier - Rifles & Rosary Beads [LP]
Sarah Walk - Little Black Book [LP]
Tribulation - Down Below [LP]
Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs [2LP]
Ben Miller Band - Choke Cherry Tree [LP]
No Age - Snares Like A Haircut [LP]
Sekel - Sekel [LP]
Panic! At The Disco - All My Friends, We're Glorious: Death Of A Bachelor Tour Live [LP]
Steve Hackett - Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham

& More .....

The Wood Brothers - Laughin' Or Crying - Single
The James Hunter Six - Whatever It Takes - Single



 


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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