• New Release Round-Up 04-29-16


    New Releases Fri 29 April
     


    PRINCE - HIT N RUN Phase Two - NPG
    When the news broke last week about the untimely passing of Prince, everyone was in utter shock.  The world will never be the same without him, but his funky soulful and emotional music will live on forever. Republic Records/Roc Nation release the 39th and final studio album, HIT N RUN Phase Two. This is the follow up album to the fan favorite HIT N RUN Phase One, which was released in September 2015. The album is classic Prince. Slinky sex grooves. Thank U Prince.

    THE JAYHAWKS - Paging Mr. Proust

    THE JAYHAWKS - Paging Mr. ProustTHE JAYHAWKS - Paging Mr. Proust - ShamTHE JAYHAWKS - Paging Mr. Proust
    Paging Mr. Proust finds the 2016 Jayhawks still remain one of America's foremost rock bands: based around leader Gary Louris gift for melody that has made them such a respected and seminal group for almost three decades. Paging Mr. Proust features the long-time core of the Jayhawks: Gary Louris (lead vox/guitars), Marc Perlman (bass), Tim O Reagan (drums/vox), and Karen Grotberg (keyboards/vox). From the jangle of album opener Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces to the trademark harmonies of Isabel's Daughter to the more pensive Lover Of The Sun , it is clear that The Jayhawks power remains undiminished from their initial national impact, 1992's Hollywood Town Hall. Other tracks such as the sludgy rocker Lost The Summer, the kraut-rock groove of Ace and the taut minimalism of Comeback Kids bring new sounds to the palette. Paging Mr. Proust shows a commitment to adventure and forward motion, which makes this collection of songs exciting and instantly memorable.
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    ROB ZOMBIE - The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser - UME
    The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser is Rob Zombie's sixth solo studio album. Produced by Zeuss, it was recorded and mixed at Goathouse Studios. A full return to form by the rock icon, The Electric Warlock… features John 5 (Guitar), Piggy D (Bass) and Ginger Fish (Drums). This album marks Rob Zombie's first solo studio album since 2013's Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200.

    KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - Nonagon Infinity - ATO Records
    Coming only 6 months after the softer, folksy Paper Mache Dream Balloon, Nonagon Infinity finds King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard returning to form on this relentless psychedelic shred fest. The brand new album from the Aussie rockers consists of 9 interconnected tracks that comprise an infinite loop of music. Enter the nonagon if you dare.

    NEW MADRID - Magnetkingmagnetqueen - Normaltown Records
    New Madrid's chemistry and singular sonic stamp are undeniable. Years of relentless touring, hundreds of shows and several thousand hours playing together have yielded a battle-hardened brotherhood – a band on a mission. New Madrid’s new record Magnetkingmagnetqueen, on Normaltown Records, comprises a sprawling 15 tracks, equal parts groove and jangle, psyche and fuzz, rock, grit and slow burners. Co-produced with esteemed engineer David Barbe (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Drive-By Truckers), the album rewards the careful listener with unfolding layers of experimental soundscapes and grooves, bearing new discoveries with each enthralling listen.

    BAD COMPANY - Bad Company Live In Concert 1977 & 1979 [2CD] - Atlantic
    The collection includes more than two-and-half hours of unreleased music taken from 24-track tapes in Bad Company's vault. The music heard on this live collection features absolutely no enhancements or overdubs, nothing but the band as they performed live on the night of the concert. Bad Company Live In Concert 1977 & 1979 includes two previously unreleased concerts with one additional track taken from the group's June 26, 1979 show in Washington, DC.




    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Sixx: A.M. - Prayers For The Damned
    Rogue Wave - Delusions Of Grand Fur
    Boxer Rebellion - Ocean By Ocean
    Painted Wives - Obsessed With The End
    Soulwax - Belgica Original Soundtrack
    Snarky Puppy - Culcha Vulcha
    Haken - Affinity
    Brian Eno - The Ship
    Fallujah - Dreamless
    John Doe - The Westerner
    Empire Cast: Season 2, Vol 2 [Soundtrack]
    Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
    Purson - Desire's Magic Theatre [Limited Edition Deluxe]
    Lera Lynn - Resistor
    Greyhounds - Change Of Pace
    Larkin Poe - Reskinned
    Kyle Craft - Dolls Of Highland
    Tremonti - Dust




    & More .....

    Jack White And The Electric Mayhem - You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
    The Barr Brothers - Alta Falls EP [Vinyl]
    Lucero - Can't You Hear Them Howl
    Arbor Labor Union - Mr. Birdsong
    My Morning Jacket - One Big Holiday











    UPCOMING RELEASES

    KEITH URBAN - Ripcord

    KEITH URBAN - RipcordKEITH URBAN - Ripcord - Capitol NashvilleKEITH URBAN - Ripcord
    As the excitement mounts for Keith Urban's May 6th release of Ripcord, and for his subsequent June 2nd launch of his ripCORD World Tour 2016, details of his eighth studio album are revealed. RIPCORD features a virtual who's who of creative collaborators for an album that Urban says was his most exhilarating album to make, both musically and creatively.  This album's journey began back in January, 2015 and took me to a lot of unexplored people and places. added Urban. The end result was the recording and exploring of more songs then I've ever done before and carving that down to what I felt constituted RIPCORD. For the 13-track album, which has already produced his 19th and 20th No. 1 songs, Urban amassed an eclectic group of Grammy, CMA, ACM Award-winning writers and co-producers, who that have collectively worked with the likes of Adele, Jason Aldean, David Bowie, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Fun, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Madonna, Daft Punk, Pink and Taylor Swift. They include new collaborations with Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Greg Wells and Nile Rodgers, as well as those who Urban has worked with before, including Shane McAnally, Ross Cooperman, Dann Huff and Nathan Chapman all of whom worked with Urban on his previous No. 1 album FUSE. Getting to work with people like this was unlike anything I've envisioned before, said Urban. It's the result of writing, reaching, imagining, and following the muse every step of the way.
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    DIANA KRALL - Stepping Out [Vinyl]

    DIANA KRALL - Stepping Out [Vinyl]DIANA KRALL - Stepping Out [Vinyl] - Justin Time Records
    Stepping Out launched the career of one of our generation’s greatest Jazz artists. “Diana Krall's 1993 debut shows that she had the goods right from the get-go. Krall sings with honesty, subtlety, and persuasion while playing the piano with head-shaking authority, both as accompanist - she offers amazing asides in between vocal phrases - and as an absolutely A-one improviser.” (Zan Stewart). The Justin Time Essentials Collection introduces the album to a new generation of fans, but this time with an added bonus track from the original sessions – Diana’s incredible arrangement of “Summertime”.
     


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  • New Release Round-Up 4-22-16


    New Releases Fri 22 April
     


    GUIDED BY VOICES - Please Be Honest - Guided By Voices
    2016 release from the veteran alt-rock/indie outfit. Robert Pollard wrote and recorded and played all the instruments on Please Be Honest, and when he finished, it felt to him like a Guided By Voices record. He's not wrong. The songs are compact and tuneful, the playing expertly slack, the production raw and unpolished: sounds pretty much like every review of Bee Thousand. A better cognate, however, might be Vampire on Titus, Pollard's 1993 pre-Bee Thousand lo-fi tour de force. On that record, Pollard similarly played every instrument-though his drumming skills then were so rudimentary that he had to record the bass drum and the snare parts separately, which is no longer the case-and as with everything he does, it's about the songs, man. Of which Please Be Honest has no shortage, fifteen of them clocking in at just over 33 minutes. The point being there's precedent for a GBV record where Pollard plays everything, and maybe more importantly there's a reason for that precedent. Robert Pollard is Guided by Voices. This has never not been true, certainly, and is now more true than ever. He delights in confounding expectations, and you have to at least suspect that after over 20 years of making records under any number of pseudonyms, of which Guided by Voices is just one, and maybe not even his favorite one, he chafes at the notion that there exists some Platonic ideal of "Guided by Voices" that isn't just Bob writing and recording the songs with whatever musicians he wants to use. He does what he wants. He is who he is. The only "classic lineup" that has ever mattered is singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/band leader/magician/thunderstorm Robert Pollard. Long may he rain.

    BLUE OCTOBER - Home - Up Down Records
    Home is the eighth studio album by Blue October. The album was recorded between August and November 2015 at Orb Studios in Austin, Texas and Justin Furstenfeld's home studio Crazy Making Studio. Long time collaborator Tim Palmer co-produced and mixed the album.  The album features the title track "Home".

    CANDLEBOX - Disappearing In Airports - Pavement Ent
    Candlebox is one of the most influential multi-platinum rock bands to come out of the Alternative Rock music movement. Known for introspective, poetically candid songs that stood out among the music scene, the band's Far Behind and You singles are still two of the most played recurrent songs on Rock and Alternative Radio. Their new single Vexatious proves to be next in line with its infectious and "true to its roots" Candlebox signature sound. Their five previous full length releases remain favorites amongst the band's rabid fan base with their new sixth album, "Disappearing In Airports" being eagerly anticipated.

    JOHNNY WINTER WITH DR. JOHN - Live In Sweden 1987

    JOHNNY WINTER WITH DR. JOHN - Live In Sweden 1987JOHNNY WINTER WITH DR. JOHN - Live In Sweden 1987 - MVD VisualJOHNNY WINTER WITH DR. JOHN - Live In Sweden 1987
    Blues legend Johnny Winter is joined by the equally legendary Dr. John on Swedish TV, recorded in 1987. From the opening notes of Sound the Bell to the finale of a positively incendiary Jumpin Jack Flash, Winter is in great form. The blues and rock take a side trip to New Orleans when the masterful Dr. John joins the band on piano. Live In Sweden 1987 is available on CD, LP and DVD
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Music Releases 04-29-16

Artist Title Price
The Jayhawks Paging Mr. Proust New CD: $12.58
Video
Rob Zombie The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser New CD: $12.55
Sixx: A.M. Prayers For The Damned New CD: $12.58
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Nonagon Infinity New CD: $10.78
New Madrid Magnetkingmagnetqueen New CD: $11.68
Bad Company Bad Company Live In Concert 1977 & 1979 [2CD] New CD: $17.98
Rogue Wave Delusions Of Grand Fur New CD: $11.68
Boxer Rebellion Ocean By Ocean New CD: $12.58
Haken Affinity New CD: $15.28
Brian Eno The Ship New CD: $14.38
Fallujah Dreamless New CD: $12.58
John Doe The Westerner New CD: $12.58
Empire [TV Series] Empire Cast: Season 2, Vol 2 [Soundtrack] New CD: $10.76
Aesop Rock The Impossible Kid New CD: $13.48

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Movie Releases 04-29-16

Artist Title Price
Ride Along [Movie] Ride Along 2 New Blu-Ray: $34.98
Pride And Joy: The Story Of Alligator Records New Blu-Ray: $19.95
The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates [Movie] The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates [Criterion Collection] New Blu-Ray: $39.95
Son Of Saul [Movie] Son Of Saul New Blu-Ray: $34.99
WWE WWE: US Championship - A Legacy Of Greatness New Blu-Ray: $34.99

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