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New Release Round-Up 07-31-15

New Releases - Fri, 31 Jul 

ALBERT HAMMOND JR. - Momentary Masters - Vagrant Records
New solo album from The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. Momentary Masters is his third solo effort and the follow-up to 2008′s ¿Cómo Te Llama? LP and the 2013 EP AHJ. The 10-track album was produced by Gus Oberg and is Hammond’s first release via Vagrant Records. The album also features musicians Mon Khmer and Bleachers on guitar.  

JOSS STONE - Water For Your Soul - Stone'd Records LtdJOSS STONE - Water for your Soul
Water For Your Soul is a culmination in Joss Stones's travels in sound, demonstrating how the teen soul prodigy has blossomed into an artist of style and substance. This is an album that pulses with the liquid groove of reggae, dazzles with the mix and match sonic adventure of hip hop,shimmers with the exotic sounds of world music and delivers the emotional belt of R&. Most of the songs for Water For Your Soul had been written and demoed before Joss's Total World Tour began but widening horizons convinced her to completely rethink and recut the record. The sound expanded to include Indian tabla, Bengali lute, Bansuri flute, African and Asian percussion, plus gospel choirs, New Orleans horns and full orchestra. After various experiments, abandoned and revisited sessions, the final album was more or less completed in a 10 day frenzy, with strings being recorded in London, percussion in Hawaii and Joss pulling it together at her own Home Grown Studios in Devon.  Video Available




LED ZEPPELIN - Deluxe Reissues
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Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda have been remastered for 2015 by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release.  Originally released in 1976, Presence was recorded during a whirlwind 18-day session at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany. The album which peaked at #1 in both the U.S. and UK and was certified triple platinum crackles with energy on Zeppelin classics like Nobody's Fault But Mine and Achilles Last Stand and delivers powerful jolts of the group at its visceral best. In Through The Out Door topped the U.S. and UK album charts and has since been certified six-times platinum. Sadly, it would be the last album that Led Zeppelin recorded prior to drummer John Bonham s passing the following year. Among the seven album tracks are Fool In The Rain and All My Love, two songs that remain rock radio staples to this day. The appropriately titled Coda was Led Zeppelin s final album of studio recordings. Released in 1982, it was comprised of eight unreleased tracks recorded between 1970 and 1978. It peaked at #6 on the album charts and has been certified platinum in the U.S. 

TITUS ANDRONICUS - The Most Lamentable Tragedy - Family Hour Records
The Most Lamentable Tragedy is the fourth studio album by Titus Andronicus and the band’s debut for Merge Records. A rock opera in five acts, it will see release on July 31, 2015, as a double CD and triple LP. The central narrative of TMLT (“a work of fiction,” claims singer/songwriter Patrick Stickles) concerns an unnamed protagonist whom we meet in deep despair. 

MIGOS - YRN Tha Album - 300 Entertainment
YRN Tha Album is the debut studio album from hip­hop trio Migos. One of the most highly ­anticipated rap debuts of the year, the record will feature production from long­time collaborator Zaytoven, DJ Mustard, TM88, Honorable C Note and more. The lead single, "One Time", is currently climbing up the radio charts while the official video has garnered over 4.6 million views on YouTube.

BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE - At Least For Now - Capitol
Benjamin Clementine, the acclaimed London-born, Paris-based singer, songwriter and pianist releases his stunning debut album, At Least For Now, in the US. Clementine has packed a lot into his 26 years: heartbreak, homelessness, and reinvention all came before reaching cult status in Paris and eventually receiving the Best New Act honors at 2015 s Les Victoires de la Musique, the French equivalent of the GRAMMY Awards. Raised in a strict religious household in the tough Edmonton section of London, Benjamin started to teach himself the keyboard at age 11, stumbling upon classical rather than contemporary pop; a sparse piano solo by Erik Satie in particular transformed the way he played. At 16 years old, in a rare moment of permitted TV watching, he caught New York avant-gardists Antony and the Johnsons performing the disarmingly naked Hope There's Someone on the BBC. I was confused, scared...it was another world, says Clementine. When it finished, I went back upstairs to my piano and started playing chords.


 


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New Release Round-Up 07-24-15

New Releases - Fri, 24 Jul 

ROGER WATERS - Amused To Death: Remastered - Sony Legacy
An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, Amused To Death addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades. With Amused to Death, Roger Waters sounded the alarm about a society increasingly and unthinkingly in thrall to its television screens. Twenty-three years later, Amused to Death speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. In 2015, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view.   

PUBLIC ENEMY - Man Plans God Laughs - Spitdigital
Public Enemy release their new album 'Man Plans God Laughs', and it’s the rap group’s thirteenth. Their last record was 2012’s The Evil Empire Of Everything. In an interview with Maxim, Chuck D described the record as “a comment about the 21st century in this technological yet still political world.” 

DUCKTAILS - St. Catherine - Domino
St. Catherine is the 2015 album from Ducktails, the solo project of Real Estate's Matt Mondanile. It is by far his most accomplished album to date. The album is filled with his baroque pop flourishes and layered with his soothing, but sharp vocals. Recorded in Los Angeles and Berlin and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, FIDLAR), St. Catherine is a complex, moody work filled with yearning and lots of the gorgeous melodic fretwork for which Mondanile has become well known for with his work in Real Estate.

WATKINS FAMILY HOURWATKINS FAMILY HOUR - Watkins Family Hour - Family Hour RecordsWatkins Family Hour
Watkins Family Hour - an acclaimed musical collective featuring siblings Sara and Sean Watkins along with Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench, Don Heffington, Greg Leisz and Sebastian Steinberg - release their debut, self-titled album. Additionally, in celebration of the release, the collective will take their "variety show of epic proportions" (Los Angeles Times) to cities across the U.S. this summer kicking off with a performance at the Newport Folk Festival. Video Available 

 

WE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As Romans

WE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As RomansWE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As Romans - Equal Vision RecordsWE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As Romans
We Came As Romans have built their reputation through near constant touring to become stalwarts of the melodic-hardcore scene, alongside contemporaries like Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens.  Their latest self-titled album incorporates some more pop elements into the band's traditionally heavy sound, courtesy of accomplished producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, Underoath).  We Came As Romans' impressive sales history speaks for itself.
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THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade On

THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade OnTHE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade On - Signature SoundsTHE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade On
With A Lampshade On, The Dustbowl Revival's fourth album, finally shines a light on the band’s strength as a live act. They formed in L.A.’s bohemian enclave of Venice Beach in late 2007, the result of a hopeful Craigslist ad posted by bandleader Zach Lupetin, a Midwestern transplant who hoped to join together players in the string band and brass band traditions. Since then, one thing has become clear as the group grows more confident in their abilities: Dustbowl does its best work onstage. 
Video Available 

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THE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote This

THE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote ThisTHE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote This - Victory RecordsTHE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote This
The Bunny The Bear have broken new ground with their 5th album, A Liar Wrote This. The far-reaching album defies genre boundaries with its expansive style that bridges pop, spellbinding soul and introduces the acidic, yet velvety voice of new “Bear” Haley Roback.  “A Liar Wrote This has already taken a very special place in my heart,” confesses Matt “The Bunny” Tybor. “I am extremely proud of the hard work put in by all involved, especially Haley, my new “Bear.” It was wonderful working with my long-time friend and producer Doug White, and I couldn’t be more confident with the new direction we’ve taken. We didn’t want to shut fans out by doing a 180 degree change, but the vigor Haley brings definitely earns its place on A Liar Wrote This.”Video Available 

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Ashley Monroe - The Blade
Muddy Waters 100 - Muddy Waters 100
Grave Babies - Holographic Violence
Lamb Of God - VII: Sturm Und Drang
Strange Wilds - Subjective Concepts
On An On - And The Wave Has Two Sides
Warren Haynes - Ashes & Dust
Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More For The Fans
Groove Armada - Little Black Book
Amy Helm - Didn't It Rain
Joe Satriani - Shockwave Supernova
Prince Royce - Double Vision
Jill Scott - Woman




& More .....

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - Sweet Disorder!
David Bowie - Fame: 40th Anniversary Picture Disc
The World Is A Beautiful Place... - Death To New Years
MXMS - Omg / Rx
Steep Canyon Rangers - Blow Me Away






 


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New Release Round-Up 07-17-15

JASON ISBELL - Something More Than Free [Indie Exclusive Low Price CD] 

JASON ISBELL - Something More Than Free [Indie Exclusive Low Price CD]JASON ISBELL - Something More Than Free [Indie Exclusive Low Price CD] - Southeastern RecordsJASON ISBELL - Something More Than Free [Indie Exclusive Low Price CD]
Something More Than Free is the follow up to Jason Isbell's 2013 celebrated breakthrough album Southeastern, which received overwhelming support from the press and went on to sell over 150,000 copies. Isbell was the subject of stories in outlets ranging from The New York Times Magazine and Wall Street Journal to NPR's All Things Considered and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit made multiple television appearances, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Austin City Limits. Isbell won Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (Cover Me Up) and Album of the Year at the 2014 Americana Music Awards. At David Letterman's personal request, Jason and his wife, Amanda Shires performed on one of the last episodes of The Late Show in April 2015.
Early Listen Available Video Available 

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TAME IMPALA - Currents - Interscope Records
The third full-length release for the Australian psychedelic rock band Tame Impala led by Kevin Parker featuring the new songs Let It Happen; 'Cause I'm A Man; Eventually and Disciples.  

THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS - Born In The Echoes - Astralwerks
The Grammy Winning Chemical Brothers return with their first album in 5 years and quickly remind us of their influence and importance. As electronic music further ingrains itself in the fabric of mainstream music, the band delivers a master class in pushing the boundaries of the genre they helped establish. Having recently collaborated with Lorde & Miguel on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack, the new album features guest appearances from Beck, St. Vincent, Q-Tip & more.

IRON AND WINE & BEN BRIDWELL - Sing Into My Mouth - Black Cricket
Longtime friends Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses and Iron & Wine's Sam Beam unveil their first ever collaborative album, Sing Into My Mouth, a homage to 12 songs that have had indelible influence on both of its creators. Classics interpreted range from Talking Heads, This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody), Sades, Bulletproof Soul & El Perro del Mar, God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get) the original having recently been featured on HBO's GIRLS to deep cuts like Them Twos, Am I a Good Man?

HIGHLY SUSPECT - Mister Asylum - 300 Entertainment
Debut album "Mister Asylum" produced and mixed by Joe Hamilton (Black Keys, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits). Band drawing comparisons to Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, Band of Skulls and early Kings of Leon.


 

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Samantha Crain - Under Branch & Thorn & Tree
Sublime With Rome - Sirens
Future - DS2
Galactic - Into The Deep
Flo Morrissey - Tomorrow Will Be Beautiful
MS MR - How Does It Feel
Miles Davis - At Newport 1955-1975
Bassnectar - Into The Sun
Powerwolf - Blessed & Possessed
The Bird And The Bee - Recreational Love
White Reaper - White Reaper Does It Again
Pitbull - Dale
Alan Jackson - Angels & Alcohol
The Revivalists - Men Amongst Mountains
Camera Shy - Camera Shy
Ratatat - Magnifique



& More .....

Happy Diving - So Bunted
Gatherers - Ritual Flowers





 

UPCOMING RELEASES

WE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As Romans

WE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As RomansWE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As Romans - Equal Vision RecordsWE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As Romans
We Came As Romans have built their reputation through near constant touring to become stalwarts of the melodic-hardcore scene, alongside contemporaries like Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens.  Their latest self-titled album incorporates some more pop elements into the band's traditionally heavy sound, courtesy of accomplished producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, Underoath).  We Came As Romans' impressive sales history speaks for itself.
Video Available 

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THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade On

THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade OnTHE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade On - Signature SoundsTHE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade On
With A Lampshade On, The Dustbowl Revival's fourth album, finally shines a light on the band’s strength as a live act. They formed in L.A.’s bohemian enclave of Venice Beach in late 2007, the result of a hopeful Craigslist ad posted by bandleader Zach Lupetin, a Midwestern transplant who hoped to join together players in the string band and brass band traditions. Since then, one thing has become clear as the group grows more confident in their abilities: Dustbowl does its best work onstage. 
Video Available 

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THE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote This

THE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote ThisTHE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote This - Victory RecordsTHE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote This
The Bunny The Bear have broken new ground with their 5th album, A Liar Wrote This. The far-reaching album defies genre boundaries with its expansive style that bridges pop, spellbinding soul and introduces the acidic, yet velvety voice of new “Bear” Haley Roback.  “A Liar Wrote This has already taken a very special place in my heart,” confesses Matt “The Bunny” Tybor. “I am extremely proud of the hard work put in by all involved, especially Haley, my new “Bear.” It was wonderful working with my long-time friend and producer Doug White, and I couldn’t be more confident with the new direction we’ve taken. We didn’t want to shut fans out by doing a 180 degree change, but the vigor Haley brings definitely earns its place on A Liar Wrote This.”Video Available 

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