Music Releases for Friday 11/16
Anderson .Paak's new album, Oxnard, is a nod to the Southern California city where Anderson grew up. It is the Grammy-nominated artist’s 3rd studio album and the first to be released on Dr. Dre’s label Aftermath Entertainment. Oxnard will include his latest single, “Tints” featuring Kendrick Lamar along with album features from J. Cole, Pusha T and many more. Earlier this year, Anderson .Paak shared with Rolling Stone that "… this is the album [he] dreamed of making in high school, when [he] was listening to [Jay-Z]'s The Blueprint, The Game's The Documentary, and [Kanye West's] The College Dropout."
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Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Following the release of Adore, Machina/The Machines of God, and Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music, the group’s original lineup disbanded in 2000. Singer/guitarist Billy Corgan reformed the group in 2005, enlisting various collaborators for Zeitgeist, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Oceania, and Monuments to an Elegy. In June of 2018, The Smashing Pumpkins released their new single “Solara” ahead of their monumental Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour. The track was the first song in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin, alongside longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder and offered the first glimpse of music from the newly reformed lineup. In September of 2018, the band formally announced their forthcoming 10th studio album SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN. and shared its second single “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”. Recorded at Shangri La Studios with legendary producer Rick Rubin, LP is due for release on November 16th, 2018 via Martha’s Music under license to Napalm Records. With over 30 million albums sold to date, the GRAMMY®, MTV VMA, and American Music Award winning band remains one of the most influential bands in history.
First ever complete retrospective of Chris Cornell’s career covering Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and his solo works. This 2 LP set includes:
- 2 x 180gram audiophile black LPs
- 17 tracks highlighting Chris’ astonishing career with 2 unreleased recordings
- Gatefold jacket with limited edition custom die-cut slipcase that showcases Seattle via the tree-line graphics on front and various cities Chris lived in through his life on back. Limited to initial manufacturing run.
- 12-page booklet with unreleased photos
- Liner notes by Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Tom Morello, Mike McCready and Brendan O’Brien
* Denotes previously unreleased material
The 2-LP Chris Cornell edition showcases 17 songs with 2 previously unreleased of songs from all stages of Chris’ career including Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and his solo works. The centerpiece to the collection is the newly discovered, unreleased track “When Bad Does Good” found in Chris’ personal audio archive which was performed, recorded and mixed by Chris himself. Creative Director for the project is Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam, Temple of the Dog) who oversaw the project design including the 12-page booklet with unreleased photos. Liner note contributions by Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Tom Morello, Mike McCready and Brendan O’Brien. A limited edition, custom die-cut o-card features Seattle’s tree-line graphics on the front and other various cities Chris lived in throughout his life on the back. Additional highlights of tracks include the unreleased performance from SiriusXM of the Prince classic “Nothing Compares 2 U,” Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” and the theme song to the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale “You Know My Name.”
White vinyl with red and green splatter. Includes digital download of entire album plus 4 bonus tracks - Angels We Have Heard on High, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Up On The Housetop, and Blue Christmas.
The Old 97's are excited to announce the release of their first ever collection of original Christmas songs, Love The Holidays. The album was produced, mixed & engineered by John Pedigo in the band's home state of Texas. The LP presents a sack full of rockin' new Yuletide favorites, as well as Old 97's take on holiday classics. Among its many highlights are the title track, co-written with Kevin Russell (The Gourds, Shinyribs), "Gotta Love Being A Kid (Merry Christmas)" and "Snow Angels," both co-written with acclaimed writer Ben Greenman, and the continuing saga of everyone's favorite reindeer, "Rudolph Is Blue," co-written by Old 97's and Dan Bern.
For his new album Upside Down Flowers, out November 16, 2018 via Fantasy Records, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness teamed up with noted producer and acclaimed musician Butch Walker (Pink, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco). Featuring standout tracks like 'Ohio,' 'Teenage Rockstars' and 'Paper Rain,' the album is a striking collection of wistful and biting tunes that reflect the past and our chaotic present.
Masters of the Sun will be released on CD on November 16th, 2018 on Interscope Records. This will be the 7th studio album from Black Eyed Peas, and the first album from the group since The Beginning in 2010 which debuted at #6 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
Face Yourself, the 3rd Japanese-language album from BTS and fifth album overall, features 12 tracks including seven new Japanese versions of previously released tracks and three original Japanese-language tracks, “Don’t Leave Me,” “Crystal Snow,” and “Let Go.” Now available on CD with a 32-page booklet and Blu-ray disc containing music videos and documentary footage from a 5-day stay in Japan in Dec. 2017.
Mark Knopfler’s ninth solo studio album ‘Down The Road Wherever’ features unhurriedly elegant new songs inspired by a wide range of subjects, including his early days in Deptford with Dire Straits, a stray football fan lost in a strange town, and the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow. Mark has a poet’s eye for telling details that infuse his songs with his unique psychogeography – ‘where the Delta meets the Tyne’ as he describes it – and his warm Geordie vocal tone and his deft, richly melodic guitar playing are as breathtaking and thrilling as ever.
The lost album from Glen Campbell, Sings for the King contains eighteen recently unearthed and restored studio recordings from 1965-1967 that casts new light on the influence that Campbell had on America’s greatest rock and roll star, Elvis Presley. Before his breakthrough single “Gentle On My Mind” Campbell was recording songs for legendary songwriter Ben Weisman, who wrote an unmatched 57 songs recorded by Elvis Presley. Campbell had an uncanny knack to sings in Elvis’s key and thirteen of these tracks went on to be recorded and released by Presley. The collection highlights Campbell’s incredible musicianship and contains “We Call on Him” a previously unreleased duet fused from the voices of Presley and Campbell.
Housed in a slipcase with two gatefold jackets, this 3, 180-g LP features the 2015 album remaster along with previously unreleased and newly restored bonus content consisting of the band’s 1979 Pinkpop festival performance. Also includes a 24-page booklet with unreleased photos and new artwork by Hugh Syme, a 5,700 word essay by Rob Bowman, and a digital download card sticker of new 40th anniversary art by Hughe Syme.
On Thursday, October 5th, 2017, DJ Shadow performed in Manchester, England. It was an expansive set of music spanning his entire 25-year career, referencing Endtroducing..... through to The Mountain Will Fall and everywhere in between. This is a recording of that performance. Featuring live versions of all his best including, "Midnight In A Perfect World," "Nobody Speak," and "Six Days."
LP - gatefold jacket matte with uv gloss, poster insert
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood is indisputably one of the hardest working bands in rock ’n’ roll. 2018 marks the fourth year in a row that they’ll play over 200 shows across the U.S. and Europe. Through that prolific touring schedule, the band has emerged a razor sharp, riveting live unit. Each evening The CRB plays two sets of music with a dynamic, ever-changing setlist. Presenting original material stretching across six studio albums, plus a repertoire of covers that runs from Slim Harpo to Bob Dylan and beyond, it’s only fitting that the band would document this output.
They’ve done exactly that through a series of live recordings dubbed, ‘Betty’s Blends’—taking its moniker from legendary Grateful Dead archivist and recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson who is called upon to capture The CRB’s performances in multi-dimensional, audio-verite. ‘Betty’s Midwestern Magik Blends’ is the fourth volume from the acclaimed series, gathering highlights from three shows in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago in October 2016.
Available as a vinyl exclusive, 3-LP set with only 3500 copies released, the collection finds The CRB in peak form delivering highlights like “New Cannonball Rag,” “Forever As The Moon” and “Shadow Cosmos,” as well as adapting two from The Rolling Stones: “Down Home Girl” and “Let It Bleed” and the seldom played fan favorite, Steppenwolf’s “Magic Carpet Ride.” If the past is any indication, this will sell out fast, while quickly becoming much sought-after, so fans are advised to grab one quick.
Members of Extol, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Sea + Air joined their creative forces and will sonically shock you with one of most experimental and mesmerizing releases of this year! Azusa's debut album titled "Heavy Yoke" will be released via Indie Recordings, and the record's first single and music video "Interstellar Islands" will be premiered from 16 August 2018. With "Interstellar Islands", Azusa takes you into an exploration of dissonant, eerie musical universes; it's a trip to inner and outer space, an interstellar sensory experience. A carnival of contrast, Azusa make captivating music with unconventional nerve. Uniting the complementary skills of it's members, Azusa's sound is a thrash-fusion tour de force. Can you imagine Kate Bush fronting Slayer; Death collaborating with Annette Peacock? These allegedly incongruent influences dissolve seamlessly in an alluring sonic alchemy. Uncompromisingly experimental, Azusa's curated approach showcases each member's unique strengths as a reaction to previous endeavors, more so than an extension of them. Reflecting on life's existential mysteries, Azusa's lyrics seek to explore cognitive dissonances at the crossroads of upbringing, mysticism, belief and betrayal. Defying expectations by embracing contradiction, Azusa finds strength in vulnerability, harmony in dissonance and melody in discord.
Brian Newman, trumpeter, crooner and long-time bandleader for superstar Lady Gaga, has signed to Verve Records and will be releasing his debut solo album this fall. A true talent on trumpet, this release incorporates creative takes on rock classics as well as jazz standards. Brian has toured with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga and has collaborated with Jose Feliciano and Dierks Bentley. He's performed on Boardwalk Empire, NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center, MTV's Video Music Awards, The Tonight Show, Watch What Happens Live, Marc Jacobs fashion shows and in a national H&M commercial.
This is the debut EP from iDKHOW. They are a 2 piece band consisting of Dallon Weekes (ex Panic! At the Disco) and Ryan Seaman (ex Falling in Reverse). The band self released 2 tracks in 2017 that fans discovered and streamed millions of times, earning them a Rock Sound cover as a then unsigned band. They played Reading and Leeds festivals this summer and are on tour with Waterparks in the US during the release of Extended Play.
Over 30 years after the remix album VITAL IDOL was released and was certified platinum with over 1 million sold, made “Mony Mony” a global smash, and practically invented the dance-rock remix genre in the 80’s, comes this modern day volume 2…Revitalized! This double 180g vinyl compilation of all brand new remixes includes a download voucher and features the likes of Moby, Crystal Method, Paul Oakenfold, RAC, Cray, and more remixing Billy’s biggest hits.
The Oslo, Norway band Chrome Division is made up of Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir), Eddie Guz (The Carburetors), Kjell Aage Karlsen, Åge Trøite, and Tony White. The band’s style has been called “dirty doomsday rock and roll” and influenced by and compared to the likes of Black Label Society, Motorhead, AC/DC and more
Recorded between March and July of 1968 at Olympic Sound Studios in London, mixed at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, Beggars Banquet was the first Stones album produced by Jimmy Miller, and marks the start of what is considered their most prolific album era. Opening with the iconic hit “Sympathy For The Devil,” the album features many of The Stones’ most memorable tracks, including “Street Fighting Man,” “No Expectations,” and “Parachute Woman”. Beggars Banquet (50th Anniversary Edition) is housed in an overwrap of the “inoffensive” wedding invitation art, which was initially issued as a replacement cover when the original intended album art was rejected. The landmark album has been newly mastered by Grammy Award winning engineer Bob Ludwig and will be available on all formats.
Voodoo Lounge Uncut presents for the first time the full length show recorded on November 25th 1994 at Miami's Joe Robbie stadium. With guest appearances from Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray and Bo Diddley, and a setlist combining classic tracks with (then) new material from the Voodoo Lounge album, this phenomenal show can now be enjoyed in full.
Nottingham alternative four-piece Catch Fire are proud to announce the release of their second album, Karma Owes Me A Lifetime Of Happiness, due 16th November on Rude Records. Produced by Bob Cooper (Ducking Punches, Nervus) and mixed by Seth Henderson (Knuckle Puck, Real Friends, The Devil Wears Prada), the record sees Catch Fire's sound scale new heights."We started writing back in the July of 2017, just because myself and Miles (vocals) are always excited to see what we come up with in the moment. We had no intention to write an album, but months later, Rude Records proposed a full length opportunity where we could put these new songs into context. KOMALOH is a concept album, dealing with a personification of the notion of Karma, or more importantly, its absence. I have always struggled to believe in this idea that what goes around comes around, because for the most part all I see are bad things happening to good people. It's a nice idea on paper, and I think that more than anything, it's a way for people to deal with what comes next after we're gone. But I'll believe it when I see it"The album follows 2016's EP The Distance I Am From You, and 2017's debut album A Love That I Still Miss (Rude Records). These records fuelled a formidable touring schedule for Catch Fire, with highlights including support to Sleep On It, alongside Burn It Down festival, Pop Punk Pile-Up and MacMillan Fest.Ready to kickstart a new and promising chapter with Karma Owes Me A Lifetime Of Happiness, Catch Fire are more determined than ever. Watch this space for further news.https://www.facebook.com/CatchFireUK/ https://twitter.com/CatchFireUK https://www.instagram.com/catchfireuk/
The third album from Soap&Skin, the working moniker for Austrian musician and producer Anja Plaschg, From Gas to Solid… marks her return with her first album in six years. From Gas to Solid… belatedly follows the release of the Top Ten albums Lovetune For Vacuum in 2009 and 2012's Narrow (an Austrian No 1) but in that time in between the artist has been busy, not least with the birth of her daughter and subsequent motherhood but as well with many other creative works such as composing for theatre and film productions, as well as film acting. From Gas to Solid…inhabits a similar world as previous works albeit perhaps partnered with a more balanced adult view than the raw, angrier aspects of those outings but still reflects the struggles to find meaning, answers, and a place to survive. Encompassing a range of musical allegiances - infused with tranquil electronica, militaristic percussion, whilst coupled with choral ambience and earthy ethereal grandeur, an expansive, stunning, wide-reaching album of dynamic beauty - the finale arrives in a serene interpretation of Louis Armstrong's What A Wonderful World. Recorded mainly at her home in a quiet leafy corner of Vienna, From Gas to Solid…is not only self-produced but self-played, which she explains "People tell me I work in an uncommon way, I sample everything, even when musicians are involved and liken how I make my music to painting. It means I can get over my educated mood, and more trust what I hear. It gives me more freedom." Soap to Skin, gas to solid, absence to presence - Anja Plaschg has kept moving, working it out, and she's returned stronger than ever.
Dan Mangan is a multiple JUNO Award-winning singer/songwriter who pairs the rich vocals and classic, melody-driven songwriting of Van Morrison and Nick Drake with the clever, everyman lyrical insights of The National and Ryan Adams. More Or Less, Mangan’s fifth studio album, uses perceptive wit and storytelling to grapple with the experience of growing older and becoming a new parent in an increasingly distressing world, finding hope and love while forging ahead into an unknown future.
Armed with nothing more than Garageband and a cheap microphone taped to a lamp, Conan Gray rose out of the small-town community of Georgetown, TX to widespread fan praise in 2017. An ode to his humble beginnings, Conan's debut single “Idle Town” clocked 10 million-plus YouTube views and 13 million-plus Spotify streams in under a year as he earned acclaim with a massive online following, and landed a deal with Republic Records. Conan joined forces with producer Dan Nigro to craft this EP.
Atlantic Records has announced "THE GREATEST SHOWMAN -REIMAGINED," an unprecedented new companion to Atlantic's RIAA 2x platinum certified soundtrack to 20th Century Fox's blockbuster musical film. "THE GREATEST SHOWMAN -REIMAGINED" sees songs from the film, all written by GRAMMY®, Tony, and Academy Award-winning duo Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen) covered by a remarkable cast of artists. The album is highlighted by a new version of the 3x platinum certified smash, "This Is Me," performed by Keala Settle, Kesha and the legendary Missy Elliott. Other superstars contributing include Panic! At The Disco, P!nk (and her daughter, Willow Sage Hart), Kelly Clarkson, Sara Bareilles, Years & Years and Jess Glynne, MAX and Ty Dolla $ign, James Arthur and Anne-Marie, Zac Brown Band among others. As if that weren't enough, the album will include four bonus tracks, performed by Pentatonix, Craig David, Kesha, and Zendaya.
How time flies - hard to believe that it‘s already 10 years since we‘ve released this album! These last ten years have been incredibly intense, they led us through many a trial and brought us a myriad of blessings. They‘ve led us to countless places all around this earth. And all through the years, the songs of this album were with us and we‘re still playing them live today! So we're proud of "Slania" and we're really happy with this re-release and also pretty excited about the bonus goodies it comes with! We hope you'll enjoy as much as we do! Cheers!”- Eluveitie vocalist, stringed/wind instrumentalist, and mastermind Chrigel Glanzmann In February 2008, when they were still rather unknown, the Swiss folk-metal newcomers ELUVEITIE published an album which would later be heralded as one of the band’s best, “SLANIA”. What ELUVEITIE achieved with that album is not a coincidence or phenomena. It’s much more the product of hard, passionate work; the kind of work you put into something you love with all your heart. Even though the band went quickly from being an underground act to being internationally successful, they had to fight their way to the top. Euphoric reactions, sold-out shows and a newfound respect the world over were the well-earned rewards for Eluveitie’s hard work. For that reason, the band has announced to unleash this masterpiece once more – as a very special anniversary-edition. On November 16th 2018 ELUVEITIE will release “SLANIA - 10 Years” via Nuclear Blast Records.
Global superstar Michael Bublé is scheduled to release❤️(pronounced love) as his first studio album in two years on November 16th following a two year break from public life to spend time with his family. The Canadian singer-songwriter returned to the studio with a new perspective on life and a renewed commitment to honoring the music he has always loved. ❤️ was produced by David Foster, longtime collaborator Jochem van der Saag and Michael Bublé. The trio brought Bublé's visions to life with luscious arrangements surrounding his rich vocals. The multi-Grammy Award winning artist's 8th album is his most romantic record to date.
As the co-owner and in-house arranger of Spacebomb Records, Trey Pollard (Natalie Prass, Foxygen, Helado Negro, Matthew E. White, S-Town podcast) has had an illustrious career of music creation, but he is now excited to announce his proper debut as a contemporary chamber composer.
San Diego rock legends P.O.D. return with their latest album 'Circles' on November 16, 2018 via Mascot Records. 'Circles' sees P.O.D. expanding the horizons of their creative process with the help and new perspective on songwriting by masterful production duo HEAVY. The amalgamation of rock, reggae, punk, metal and hip-hop influences is sure to rock the party for years to come! The vinyl comes with a download code for a complimentary MP3 download of the album.