New Release Round-Up 09-23-14

New Release Round-Up 09-23-14

Tweedy, the band, is a collaboration between Jeff Tweedy, best known as the founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, and his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. dBpm Records in conjunction with ANTI presents Sukierae (sue-key-ray), the debut release by the aptly-monikered duo Tweedy. 

Aphex Twin - SyroSyro, the sixth studio album by British electronic music artist Aphex Twin features new material alongside previously unreleased tracks that were amassed since his 2001 album Drukqs, this collection is destined to be another fan favorite. It also includes the single "minipops 67." The album is available now and you can check out the single minipops 67 [120.2] [Source Field Mix] as well as more details about the release here.

Cheek To Cheek features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances. From the title track to “But Beautiful” to “I Won’t Dance,” the record’s duets showcase the chemistry between the two artists, who span 60 years in age. 

Joe Bonnamassa - Different Shades Of BlueDifferent Shades Of Blue (J&R Adventures) is Joe Bonamassa's first studio album in two years and the first album of his career to feature all original material. The result is a record with more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It's a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre.  The new album is available now and you can watch the insightful 'Making Of' video as well as grab yourself a Free Download of the title track all right here.

Popular Problems is Leonard Cohen's thrilling new studio album, where he takes us down into the avenues of our dreams and sets a new tone and speed of hope and despair, grief and joy. Cohen here is an astonished lover rocking to the human condition as "the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing." His legendary basso resonates as never before with a presence and urgency that arises from the very the depths of the heart. The clarity and strength of these nine hypnotic songs will have us singing them over and over. 

King Tuff - Black Moon Spell Black Moon Spell is the 2014 album from Los Angeles-based rock outfit, King Tuff, who are long-adored for their tight, anthemic songs and enigmatic leader, King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas). Black Moon Spell recalls rock heroes such as Thin Lizzy, T-Rex and Alice Cooper, along with the inimitable blend of punk and power-pop that defined King Tuff s previous two albums. The new album is available now and you can preview the album as well as watch the video to their title track here. We think you will have the exact same experience as the video's star!

Goat - Commune

Swedish psychedelic collective Goat release their fantastic new album Commune. Known for their intense, ritualistic live shows, Goat's hypnotic, 2012 debut, World Music, received widespread acclaim and placed in many of that year's top-ten lists.  The new album, which is sure to gather them the same acclaims, is available now and you can preview the album here as well as watch the intriguing trailer.

Gossling - Harvest Of GoldAustralia's Gossling (aka Helen Croome) presents her debut LP Harvest of Gold on Nettwerk Records. The debut LP follows the critically-lauded EPs which earned Gossling a stellar 2014 set at SXSW where Elle, Esquire and Buzzfeed named her as an artist to watch in 2014. With lush textures and vocal hooks that deftly weaves complex emotional themes throughout, Croome's gorgeous pop songcraft has already featured on popular television shows, including So You Think You Can Dance, American Horror Story, Nashville, Gossip Girl and Graceland.  The new album is available now and you can preview the tracks as well as check out the Lyric Video for the title track here.

Plus there are other great, new releases including The Drums, whose music often explores the themes of loss, nostalgia, redemption, vulnerability, and love with critic's raves embracing both the lyrics and their sonic signature. This time around, with their new album Encyclopedia, they've embraced a darker sound while making it as grand and majestic as they please. For The Strokes frontman's latest album TyrannyJulian Casablancas + The Voidz have come together through music connections and friends in NYC and LA via their love of beat driven, aggressive and avant grade music with the power of modern harmonies to make it catchy and powerful. A punk band that can play any style of music, they take pride in their versatility.  Regarded as one of the preeminent Rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class in a 20-year music career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s Soul, Rock and Funk. His new album Strut shows Kravitz' talents are unparalleled. More than 15 years after its original release, the Smashing PumpkinsAdore, will be reissued as a Super Deluxe 6CD/1DVD set that features 107 tracks including rarities, demos and outtakes along with a complete 1998 live show video from Atlanta's Fox Theater. The album is also available as a Single Remastered CD and Vinyl . The incredibly talented Sondre Lerche releases his latest album Please.  The title track of singer/songwriter/pianist Marcia Ball's new album, The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man, is an irresistible tale of true love at the traveling carnival. It's a story that nobody but Ball could spin, filled with vivid details, universal truths, and a rambunctious sense of fun and desire. And In November 1968, George Harrison released 'Wonderwall Music'. A soundtrack to an art film called 'Wonderwall' this predominantly Indian music collection was the first solo album to be released by a Beatle and also the first album on the newly formed Apple Records. George would continue to release albums on Apple (and EMI) through to 1975's soul-influenced 'Extra Texture (Read All About It)' touching on experimentalism with 'Electronic Sound', the magnificent triple album 'All Things Must Pass', the chart-topping 'Living In The Material World' and the, perhaps, less well-known 'Dark Horse'. The Apple Years [Box Set] brings all these eclectic albums together in one set that mirrors 2004's 'Dark Horse Years' box set and will contain a perfect bound book with a DVD. Each of the remastered albums are also available individually and can be found here.

Plus, Gary Clark Jr.John MellencampJennifer HudsonYesDavid BowieBonnie Prince BillyAlt-JLee Ann WomackKenny ChesneyImelda MaySarah SilvermanErasureJerry Lee LewisLightsStryperGary MooreJohn ColtraneAngels & AirwavesEmpires, and Whirr.


English rock pioneers Kasabian ready to unleash their new album 48:13, which is out Oct 7th and is already a huge success in the UK, by releasing the single Eez-Eh. The single shows just one end of the spectrum of possibilities showcased by guitarist Sergio Pizzorno's songwriting and production. A relentless all-night anthem which has filled mosh-pits across Europe since the start of the summer. The video for Eez-eh was directed by the acclaimed artist and designer Aitor Throup, who has taken the role of Creative Director of the album. Continuing with the 40th anniversary edition reissues, David Bowie releases a picture disc version of his single Knock on Wood. Originally released in autumn 1974 and taken from David Live, these two 2005 mixes by Tony Visconti are making their vinyl debut. The original David Live single mix of "Knock On Wood" was a UK top 10, however the US went with "Rock 'n' Roll With Me," also from David Live, in response to Donovan's recent cover version there.  Along with their new album Encyclopedia, which is also out this week, The Drums are releasing thier 7 Inch single Magic Mountain which features the exclusive b-side Rules Of Your Life.


The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With GoldLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for The Rural Alberta Advantage. Their new album Mended With Gold makes it clear that The RAA have reached the next level. Two key elements led to the band composing the most fully-realized work of their career: the band’s road warrior status and the chance to take full advantage of their time in the studio this time around. The trio spent months shaping the songs, sometimes first on keyboard, then guitar (and visa versa), and taking others on the road to workshop live. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the Lyric Video for their single Terrified here.

Prince - Art Official Age

Art Official Age is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton. Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.  The new album is available now for Pre-Order and you can find more information on the album right here.

Madi Diaz - Phantom

Called “the most danceable break up record ever” by LA Weekly, Phantom was recorded in Madi Diaz’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars.   The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album as well as take a look at her video for the amazing track Stay Together here.

Melissa Etheridge - This Is ME

Oscar and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge's latest studio album This is ME is set for release on September 30th. For the vibrant collection, Etheridge teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown) at the forefront. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the album features 11 new songs all written or co-written by Melissa Etheridge.   The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for her single Take My Number here.

Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Lucinda Williams' new album is her most ambitious release to date. Twenty + songs were recorded off and on between September of 2013 through March of 2014. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone finds Lucinda tapping into her southern roots for this double album. The songs are amplified by a range of musical talents that include Greg Leisz, Tony Joe White, Pete Thomas, Gia Ciambotti, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album here.

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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