Music Releases for Friday 11/24
- Snoop Doggy Dogg
Doggystyle: 30th Anniversary [Clear 2LP]
- Mac Miller
Watching Movies with the Sound Off: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [Galaxy 2LP+10in Zoetrope Picture Disc]
- Day Wave
- John Prine
The Oh Boy Singles 7" Jukebox Box Set
- David Gray
White Ladder Live [2LP]
- Feeling Figures
Migration Music [LP]
- Burna Boy
I Told Them… [LP]
- DJ Muggs & Dean Hurley
Divinity: Original Motion Picture Score [Silver LP]
- Dead Moon
Going South [2LP]
- Guided By Voices
Nowhere To Go But Up
- Various Artists
Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Edits by Barış K Vol I-VI [LP]
- Death Grips
Government Plates [RSD Essential Clear LP]
- Various Artists
Where Rock 'n' Roll Was Born: Celebrating 100 Years of Sam Phillips [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Sky Blue 2LP]
- Daniel Donato's Cosmic Country
Reflector [Blue 2LP]
If We're Really Being Honest
- Ghost Hounds
First Last Time [LP]
- Busta Rhymes
- Type O Negative
Life Is Killing Me: 20th Anniversary Edition [3LP]
- Milford Graves
- Les Rallizes Denudes
Acid Psychedelic King Go To The East (Uk)
- Max Champion
Mr. Joe Jackson presents Max Champion in 'What A Racket!' [LP]
Movie Releases for Tuesday 11/28
- A Haunting in Venice [Movie]
A Haunting In Venice
- Wandavision [Marvel TV Series]
WandaVision: Season 1
Blackhat / [Limited Edition]
- The Sandman [TV Series]
The Sandman: The Complete First Season
Music Releases for Friday 12/1
Diamond-certified, eight-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated Travis Scott returns with the long awaited UTOPIA. The fourth full length #1 studio album contains 19 tracks including “I KNOW ?,” “K-POP” with Bad Bunny and The Weeknd, “DELRESTO (ECHOES)” feat. Beyoncé, and “FE!N” feat. Playboi Carti. This Indie Exclusive 2-LP translucent orange vinyl version contains “MELTDOWN” feat. Drake which was not on the initial pressing of the vinyl.
More than 20 years in the making, this December finally sees the release of i/o, Peter Gabriel’s first album of new material since 2002’s Up. During 2023, Peter has been releasing a new song from the album on the occasion of every full moon. Being revealed roughly every four weeks, each track has been allowed to find its own time and space, to enjoy its own orbit. “It’s a little like getting a Lego piece each month,” Peter explains. Now it’s time to stand back and admire the final, completed creation. And what a creation – 12 tracks of grace, gravity and great beauty that provide welcome confirmation of not only Peter’s ongoing ability to write stop-you-in-your-tracks songs but also of that thrilling voice, still perfectly, delightfully intact. Throughout the album the intelligent and thoughtful – often thought-provoking – songs tackle life and the universe. Our connection to the world around us – ‘I’m just a part of everything’ Peter sings on title track i/o – is a recurring motif, but so too the passing of time, mortality and grief, alongside such themes as injustice, surveillance and the roots of terrorism. But this is not a solemn record. While reflective, the mood is never despondent; i/o is musically adventurous, often joyous and ultimately full of hope, topped off as it is, by the rousingly optimistic closing song, Live and Let Live. Always looking to push the boundaries, i/o is not simply a collection of a dozen songs. All 12 tracks are subject to two stereo mixes: the Bright-Side Mix, handled by Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, and the Dark-Side Mix, as reshaped by Tchad Blake. “We have two of the greatest mixers in the world in Tchad and Spike and they definitely bring different characters to the songs. Tchad is very much a sculptor building a journey with sound and drama, Spike loves sound and assembling these pictures, so he’s more of a painter.” Peter has also invited a range of visual artists to contribute a piece of art to accompany each track. The dozen artists make an exceedingly impressive team of collaborators: Ai Weiwei, Nick Cave, Olafur Eliasson, Henry Hudson, Annette Messager, Antony Micallef, David Moreno, Cornelia Parker, Megan Rooney, Tim Shaw, David Spriggs and Barthélémy Toguo. Having handpicked the artists, Peter recognises that “They have the same obsessive attention to their visual work that we musicians have in sound.”
The title of the previous Atmosphere album, So Many Other Realities Exist Simultaneously, evokes the multiversal storytelling that's recently vaulted into the mainstream consciousness. Now with their latest effort, the irrepressible Talk Talk EP, Slug and Ant dart across space-time to grab hold of the timeline where they became titans of the electro-rap that was foundational to their youths. Evoking artists like Kraftwerk and Egyptian Lover, Atmosphere makes decades old visions of the future seem new once again.
The genesis of the Talk Talk EP was in recording a track of the same name for their So Many Other Realities album. The "Talk Talk" song exists alongside electro classics, at once vaguely alien and deeply human. Enamored with its outcome, Slug and Ant returned for a longer exploration of the sound, to mesmeric results.
For all its well-documented roots in disco and R&B, rap's connection to the electronic music of the 1970s and '80s is a core part of its DNA. The Talk Talk EP is one of the clearest articulations of this truth to emerge in many years, a testament to the communal power of programmed sound.
Vinyl: $39.98 Buy
Daisy Jones & The Six Aurora Super Deluxe Album is set to release on December 1st on vinyl, cassette, and CD including 14 new tracks that have never been released on a physical format. The 14 new tracks include live, acoustic demos, and reimagined versions of hit singles “Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)” by Marcus Mumford & Maren Morris as well as “Let Me Down Easy” by Demi Lovato. The show Daisy Jones & The Six was the #1 most streamed show on Amazon upon launch and recently received 9 Emmy nominations. “Aurora” was produced by GRAMMY®-nominated writer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Blake Mills (Bob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Andrew Bird, Perfume Genius).
Stephen Marley is one of the most respected artists in reggae and pop, with eight GRAMMY® Awards from his career as a solo artist, as a producer and as a member of his family band, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers.
His brand-new album, Old Soul, is his fifth, and is releasing on UMe in partnership with the Marley Family, Tuff Gong and Ghetto Youth International. It’s Stephen stretching himself as a singer and songwriter, bringing along some special guests in a wide range of material beyond the reggae category.
Among its 14 tracks is the title song, released as a single on Stephen’s fortuitous birthday, 4/20 – which also got a lyric video on Father’s Day Weekend – plus “Winding Roads,” a collaboration with Jack Johnson and the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir; a new version of his father’s song, “I Shot the Sheriff,” with Eric Clapton, who made the song globally famous, on guitar; two songs with his brothers; and unique covers of the traditional pop songs, “Georgia On My Mind” and “These Foolish Things,” both transformed into modern ska singalongs.
For Omar Apollo, longing is an art form—and he’s mastered it. The young singer/songwriter’s aching, visceral musings on love and heartbreak have earned him connection with a devoted fanbase as well as industry-wide recognition, including a GRAMMY nomination for Best New Artist, two Latin GRAMMY nominations for Record of the Year and Best Alternative Song (“Te Olvidaste,” with C. Tangana), Variety’s Future Icon award, and most recently his first RIAA-certified platinum record for viral hit “Evergreen (You Didn’t Deserve Me at All)”—which was also his Billboard Hot 100 debut. He ushers in his next chapter with a new EP, Live for Me, with some of his most personal writing to date, expressing themes he hasn’t previously spoke about. Born in Hobart, Indiana, to parents who immigrated from Mexico, he often felt isolated as a minority in his hometown. As he draws on another year of life, love, and longing for his latest chapter, Apollo’s promise is limitless.
MP3 Album: $5.99 Download
SZNZ: Winter, the final part in Weezer’s four-EP song cycle, continues the narrative started on SZNZ: Autumn, SZNZ: Spring and SZNZ: Summer bringing Pagan myths, Shakespeare, Catholic rituals, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, and more to life. Each SZNZ EP offers its own palette of colors, creatures, and emotions to explore. They were all created in real time, made in tandem with the season themselves. Once they’ve all been released on December 21, the EPs will create an incredible collection of some of Weezer’s best songs yet, no small feat for a band that never leaves the Zeitgeist.
Hector Tellez Jr. is a soulful big-voiced singer and virtuoso rock guitar-player from Havana, Cuba. Growing up in a musical family in Cuba, he listened to scratchy bootlegged cassettes and CDs leading him on a passionate and self-curated music journey of blues and classic rock n’ roll. His cornerstone influences coalesced into Stevie Ray Vaughan, Muddy Waters, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jeff Buckley, and Leonard Cohen.
Today Hector lives in Nashville, Tennessee and writes and records music in both English and Spanish. His upcoming debut album was produced by Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Stone Temple Pilots) and features Peter Buck of R.E.M. and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana.
Produced by No Doubt and recorded in various locations in Southern California including the band’s homemade studio on Beacon Avenue in Anaheim, California, the originally self-distributed ‘The Beacon Street Collection’ features 10 tracks that the band released independently during the creative period prior to the debut of their blockbuster Tragic Kingdom album. Now officially available on vinyl for the first time ever. Pressed on 180-gram black vinyl.
Teeming with teenage angst, punk sensibilities, and Violent Femmes’ own special brand of jittery folk-rock, the trio’s self-titled debut Violent Femmes became a cult favorite. Features the anthems “Blister in the Sun,” “Please Do Not Go,” “Gone Daddy Gone,” and “Add It Up.”
This expanded 40th anniversary 2-CD edition includes the remastered album, plus B-sides, live sessions, and rare demos. The package also includes liner notes by journalist David Fricke, featuring interviews with the band.
Afterglow Of Ragnarok US Release Date: 12/1/23 GATEFOLD BLACK VINYL
★ First new solo release in 19 years
★ Includes centrefold comic book ‘Afterglow Of Ragnarok’ is the brand new single from legendary Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson, his first new solo release in 19 years.
This deluxe 7” single comes in a gatefold that contains a comic book in the centerfold
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Newly expanded, remastered and remixed edition of the one of the bestselling soundtracks of all time. With 14 previously unreleased tracks, this 3-LP triple gatefold set collects every musical element from the film for the very first time. Includes the Rodgers & Hammerstein classics “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Maria” and many more.
Quickly rising jazz pianist Isaiah J. Thompson is back with his tribute to Vince Guaraldi and his music. He comments "Although many claim to not like jazz, I’ve never heard anyone say they dislike holiday music. In my experience, the popular holiday music is jazz. I think Vince Guaraldi in his time deeply influenced how people experienced the music because by being connected to “Peanuts”, it became a part of the popular culture."
Each year, thousands of people flock to the city of Nashville with hopes of “making it”. Ironically, it wasn’t until Zach Russell made the decision to leave Music City, USA that he inked his first record deal with Thirty Tigers. Zach had stints as a manager at a shoe store and a karaoke host. He installed irrigation systems, and and also worked as a carpenter. He traveled the US and Europe as Tyler Childers merchandise manager for 3 years and got to witness firsthand what it takes to chase down greatness. Through it all, one thing that remained constant was his belief that he could chase it down as well.
Since leaving Nashville and returning back to the hills of East Tennessee, the past 18 months have been busy for Russell. He spent those months writing music, touring with The Alex Leach Band, and delivering a guest appearance on Adeem the Artist critically acclaimed album, White Trash Revelry. That wave of momentum has culminated to this moment, and the release of his highly anticipated full-length debut, Where the Flowers Meet the Dew.
Once again joining forces with up-and-coming producer Kyle Crownover (Adeem the Artist), this ten-song effort never takes its foot off the gas pedal. Dominant themes of wrestling with mortality, pondering reincarnation, and finding that ever elusive feeling of contentment that all weave gracefully through.
As the old saying goes, “Big hitters take big swings.”, and Russell’s choice as the first single is as bold a statement as can be made. Coming in at a shade over seven minutes long, “Born Again” begins as a rockabilly banger, then midway through, via a psychedelic segue it morphs into a funky, groove heavy jam. Russell sings of reincarnation and hints that perhaps every waking moment is, in fact, an opportunity to start anew.
The first half of the record is filled with traditional waltzes (“I Thought I Was the Trees”, “Take Me Back to Tennessee”), haunting electric folk (“What You Want Comes to You”), and 60’s R&B style (“Milk & Honey”) cuts. Its deep, mellow, and the lyrics are contemplative. It draws you in while not letting the listener get too comfortable.
Beginning with the aforementioned rip-roaring lead single, the back half of the record brings with it an altogether different vibe. Greasy, distorted guitar licks pepper the back half of Where the Flowers Meet the Dew. “Playing House” fully displays his creative dexterity, and would be right at home on a post-grunge rock radio station, circa 1998, sandwiched between Matchbox 20 and Third Eye Blind. There’s an underlying current filtering through the back half of the record that bristles with tongue in cheek humor, confidence, and all-out swagger. As a whole, Where the Flowers Meet the Dew is a remarkably ambitious effort that undoubtably demands and is worthy of repeated listens.
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Limited to one pressing, this 10th Anniversary Viny Box Set Brings Together 2 of Five Finger Death Punch’s Best-Selling Albums (Pressed on Silver Metallic and Gold Metallic vinyl and housed in gatefold sleeves with updated album art), along with their long out-of-print live album, PURGATORY (TALES FROM THE PIT). This 6-platter collection contains 6 bonus tracks and a 4-decal sticker sheet. This will be a highly sought-after collectable among the band’s legion of devoted fans. Five Finger Death Punch will have just wrapped up fall tour dates with Metallica and Ice Nine Kills in November.
Vinyl: $28.98 Buy
Charlemagne Palestine’s newest record pairs two energetic works for carillon bells. On side A, a new piece recorded at his studio in Belgium—a high-ceiling, stuffed animal paradise he calls Charleworld—among friends and divinities. On the flip side, Blank Forms Editions’ very first and long out-of-print release appears on vinyl for the first time: a cathartic street recording of his 2018 musical eulogy for his late friend Tony Conrad, performed on the bells of St. Thomas Episcopal Church where the two first met. Two mesmerizing “klanggdedangggebannggg” sessions in the Quasimodo of 53rd Street’s unmistakable improvisatory style.
In the early 21st century on the bustling streets of New York City, Jennifer Vanilla is a container, a portal, a joy delivery system, a self help regimen, a social mirror, a Times Square celebrity, a shark-toothed advertiser, a kicky talk show host and an ebullient mascot.
Collaboratively crafted with co-writer/co-producer Brian Abelson, Jennifer Vanilla's debut full length Castle in the Sky is a deft and mercurial "jennifreaky" journey, traversing 90s dance music, no wave, post-punk, art pop, new age and experimental R&B.
"Consider this an invitation, I'll be your guide," Vanilla beckons on the album's "Take Me For A Ride," which, like much of the album, is driven by their nimble and virtuosic vocal delivery. Variously steely, theatrical, sensuous and authoritative, Vanilla's vocals harken the sparkling precision of Ann Steel, the growling tenacity of Laurie Anderson and the wispy tenderness of Shelley Duvall in Faerie Tale Theatre.
Jennifer Vanilla performances often are exercises in the transformation of reality through fantasy, testing the limits thereof, while the songs of Castle in the Sky are an artifact of that laboratory. Many of these songs took on numerous incarnations over the course of years before arriving at their album form, mutated in direct response to audience reaction.
A year after the initial release of Castle in the Sky via Sinderlyn Records, a vinyl edition of the record arrives on December 1, 2023, featuring bonus remixes and reworks from Jerry Paper and musclecars.
"Smart Ass Black Boy: Redux is the 10th anniversary remixed and remastered edition of Fat Tony's acclaimed second studio album and this is first time that the album has been available on vinyl!!!
Smart Ass Black Boy was one of the most acclaimed hip-hop records of 2013, ultimately becoming one of the most beloved Houston rap records of the 2010’s. The album landed on year-end lists at Complex and VICE, with Noisey and Pitchfork premiering the videos for ""BKNY"" and ""Hood Party"" respectively. It was featured in NPR’s First Listen series, while Pitchfork said it ""absolutely knocks."" Robert Christgau gave the record an A- review (“homespun and imaginative”), and Rolling Stone called it a “thoroughly enjoyable batch of smart-ass raps.”"
Saosin is a rock band from Orange County, California. The band was formed in 2003 by Beau Burchell, Justin Shekoski, Zach Kennedy, and Anthony Green. They emerged from the emo and post-hardcore scenes in the early 2000s as one the most fierce and exciting new bands. Their first EP, Translating the Name, released in 2003, is known for it's super high energy, harmonized vocals, lead guitar riffs with delays and natural harmonics that create beautiful melodies. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, a super limited and highly collectible pressing of their classic debut EP on picture disc vinyl is available via Born Losers Records.
Affirmations is the powerful new album from Anthony Brown & group therAPy. This project includes a dozen soul-stirring tracks that showcase the dynamic outfit’s polished grasp of contemporary gospel music with subtle flourishes of Classical, Hip-Hop, Pop, Pentecostal, and even Celtic influences. Brown and company are letting their little lights shine in big and affirmative ways on this brilliantly inspirational collection.
Two standard weight “deluxe blend” vinyl discs (one pink, one purple), in standard gatefold jacket with foil stamping, black paper inner sleeves, and 16 page 12”x 12” insert booklet
TRUSTFALL – Tour Deluxe Edition, is an expanded version of P!NK’s critically acclaimed TRUSTFALL album. This deluxe package contains all of the original album release tracks, with a second disc of music featuring six stunning live recordings from her 2023 Summer Carnival Stadium Tour; two covers – Sade’s “No Ordinary Love” and Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” with Brandi Carlile; and two new singles, including “Dreaming,” a collaboration with Marshmello and Sting.
The critically acclaimed original version of TRUSTFALL was released in February of 2023, and debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart.
Like wolves of the same pack separated at birth, outliers instinctually recognize one another. After twisting and turning through the underground on parallel trajectories, the separate paths of Full of Hell and Nothing collide on the collaborative LP, When No Birds Sang (out December 1st on Closed Casket Activities). At this meeting point, Full of Hell—Dylan Walker [vocals], Spencer Hazard [guitar], Dave Bland [drums], and Sam DiGristine [bass]—and Nothing’s Domenic “Nicky” Palermo [vocals, guitar] and Doyle Martin [vocals, guitar] burst out of genre confines together with a sound that’s equally dangerous and dynamic. “Both Full of Hell and Nothing deal with the same genre-phobia,” laughs Nicky. “We’ve been called any style you can think of, but we’re both simply intent on making soul crushers.” “We’re beyond limiting ourselves to a genre,” agrees Dylan. “There aren’t any rules, but there’s clearly an identity. No matter what Nothing does, I can tell it’s them. We’re meeting in the middle where it’s lush and beautiful, but also sad and ugly if you look closely at it. Out of mutual respect, we just decided to go for it.” Nothing and Full of Hell initially crossed paths in the twenty-tens, sharing the bills of shows and festivals intermittently. Dylan and Nicky kept in touch over the years, and the collaboration naturally followed. Together, they built a new “wall of sound” in the middle out of Full of Hell’s abstract and harsh ambience and Nothing’s searing shoegaze tendencies—conjuring extreme peaks and valleys inspired by the likes of My Bloody Valentine and latter day Swans. “We’ve never done anything like this,” Nicky goes on. “The contrast is huge as we’re putting two extremes together and making them work. We’re just bridging the gap.” Ambitious in scope and concept, When No Birds Sang not only showcases the bands’ creative highs, but also some of humanity's woeful lows— and they introduce this body of work with “Spend The Grace.” An unnerving melody gives way to cathartic growls atop a sparse beat, and guitars buzz beneath gritty vocals only to spiral out into trudging distorted crescendo. “We put the song together as we went through this experience,” recalls Nicky. “The whole record built itself as it moved.” "Spend The Grace" arrives today alongside a high-concept, allegorical cinematic feature. Directed by Mike Martinez and Tyler Way, the video is opaque in nature but tells a devastating story. The directors comment, “In our endless quest to navigate the profound intricacies of reality, we often encounter a significant challenge: the limitations of language. However in those decisive moments, when individuals are confronted with the choice of determining their own paths versus succumbing to external influences, a remarkable opportunity can unfold. Within a fleeting instant, liberation can arise and a being can exist in one world while inhaling the essence of another.” Full Of Hell and Nothing notably wrote When No Birds Sang face-to-face in Ocean City, MD and collaborated in-person as much as possible. Eventually, they entered the studio with GRAMMY® Award-nominated producer Will Putney. The atmosphere contributed to the energy of the record itself. “I was super happy to be in a room and not just throwing shit back and forth online,” Nicky states. “I have such a hard time when I’m not staring down the barrel of a gun. Being in a room with these guys brought everything into reality.” “It’s way more productive,” Dylan continues. “This was the first time any of us had worked with Will. His resume speaks for itself, and he definitely added a great perspective.” “It’s an emotional record,” adds Dylan. “Once we decided on the concept, we followed a similar approach. We’re bringing you to this edge of an empty void.” Yet it feels good because it’s undeniably real. “When you hear it, I hope you feel devastated emotionally,” Dylan leaves off. “If we’re doing our job, it will freak you the f*ck out in the best way, because you’re staring at the precipice of oblivion with us.” “‘Devastation’ is a good reaction for me,” Nicky concurs. “From top-to-bottom, this record is highly comprehensive and super detailed. For me, the process itself was humbling. Every once in a while— with doing music for the better part of my life —experiences like this sometimes erase the imposter syndrome I feel playing music, and for a moment I forget how big of a loser I am,” he grins.
"Knitting Factory Records and Partisan Records are proud to release the sixth installment of the much anticipated vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. Vinyl Box #6 was curated by actor, producer, DJ, rapper and singer, Idris Elba aka DJ Big Driis. This edition features Open & Close, Music of Many Colors, Stalemate, I Go Shout Plenty!!!, Live In Amsterdam, and Opposite People. The artwork for each album has been meticulously recreated from the original vinyl pressings, alongside vintage vinyl label artwork. Previous box set curators include Chris Martin, Erykah Badu, Ginger Baker, Brian Eno, and Questlove.
Fela Kuti (1938-1997) was a Nigerian musician, producer, arranger, political radical, outlaw and the originator of Afrobeat. Since his untimely death in 1997 he has become a worldwide musical icon. A titanic musical and sociopolitical voice, Fela’s legacy spans decades and genres, touching on jazz, pop, funk, hip-hop, rock and beyond."
Jason Grimez is a Cincinnati-based DJ and producer. He has a long history of record collecting, sampling, and creating new sounds with analog gear. Grimez works with some of Cincinnati’s finest studio musicians to create raw, soulful, instrumental hip-hop under the moniker Doctor Bionic. The next LP, In The Infinite, is due out 12/01/2023 via Chiefdom Records.
Grimez fell in love with music during the golden era of early 90’s east coast hip hop – when digging for jazz & funky samples were the backbone of beats. He became comfortable scratching on a pair of 1200s and sampling records with an MPC 3000 in high school. After years of collecting music and working on his sound behind the scenes, he has compiled a huge discography of original songs.
In 2015, Grimez started his independent label Chiefdom Records. His studio persona Doctor Bionic was one of the first to see a release on the new imprint. The project features a studio band of session musicians. Grimez is responsible for writing, recording, producing, mixing, and releasing the records. He gathers a group of musicians in his studio, presents a few ideas, and hits record.
Due to a rotating cast of musicians and ever-changing inspirations, no two sessions are alike. “There’s no set pattern,” Grimez explained. “I’ll invite some session players and have them jam on a few ideas. Sometimes we’ll start with a drum break and add melodies over top. It’s mostly improv, and I can always go back and chop it up.” One common thread is the fresh, original sounds. “I like to call it Organic Groove,” he shared. “I’m inspired by all kinds of music – instrumental hip-hop, soul, classic rock, jazz, you name it. When we get in the studio, all of the pieces add up to a new sound.” In The Infinite features some of the best players in the Cincinnati music scene. Cameron Brown played guitar on several tracks. Brian Batchelor-Glader, an award-winning pianist, was also involved.
All 12 tracks provide the perfect backdrop for hanging with a group of good friends or cruising in the car. The drums are solid, consistent, and lay an effortless foundation for all kinds of instrumentation. Jazzy trumpet lines, ethereal keyboards, choppy soul guitar licks, and much more. “Do You Remember?” (track 2) heroes a busy, poppy guitar and a head-bobbing bassline. The record scratching and tape-recorded drum tones on “Plastic Art” (track 7) feels like a hip-hop instrumental from the early aughts. From top to bottom, this record has a lot to offer.
Vinyl: $38.98 Buy
London-based, Australian-born Teneil Throssell, aka HAAi, is known for a strain of sonic psychedelia that metabolises precise sound design, melodic techno, electronic pop and thundering beats. Following the release of her acclaimed 2022 album, Baby, We’re Ascending, HAAi has reached what she calls “another career milestone” - an invitation to steer the next edition of !K7 Records’ acclaimed DJ-Kicks series.
Vinyl: $120.98 Buy
MP3 Album: $7.99 Download
The Fear of Fear is set to release on 11/3. ‘The Fear of Fear’ builds on the band’s momentum from their massively successful 2021 debut album ‘Eternal Blue’, which topped charts and dominated critics’ year-end lists. The EP features previously released standalone single “The Void” along with 5 new tracks for a total of 6 songs.
Movie Releases for Tuesday 12/5
Simple Minds take to the stage at The Hackney Empire in London to perform an acoustic set spanning their eclectic and illustrious career. This intimate concert sees the Glaswegian rockers replace synths for guitars, revealing stripped down and re-imagined versions of their classic songs without losing their essence. Blu-ray + CD Softpak.
Blu-Ray: $26.98 PREORDER
Closure/Continuation. Live. Amsterdam 07/11/22 documents Porcupine Tree’s triumphant return to the stage perfectly. A live recording captured on 7th November 2022 at Amsterdam’s 17,000 capacity Ziggo Dome, it places the listener/viewer right at the heart of the stage for the duration of the show as psychotropic visuals explode behind the band as they play a superlative set of songs that features - to use Steven Wilson’s words - “no hits,” where each one is received like an anthem from an alternate universe.
Closure/Continuation. Live. Amsterdam 07/11/22 includes live recordings of much of their 2022 reunion album (including the singles “Harridan” and “Of The New Day”) as well as classic tracks like Trains, Fear of a Blank Planet and Anesthetize.
Music Releases 12-08-23
- Nicki Minaj
Pink Friday 2 [Electric Blue LP]
- Tate McRae
- Neil Young
Before and After [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
- Bryan Adams
Royal Albert Hall [4LP/Blu-ray Box Set]
- Michael Franti & Spearhead
Big Big Love [Clear Highlighter Yellow LP]
Toxic Chocolate: Area Codes Edition [Lemonade LP]
The Beautiful Dark of Life [Red Teal & Yellow Swirl 2LP]
- Burna Boy
Love, Damini [2LP]
- Bring Me The Horizon
Sempiternal: 10th Anniversary [Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
- Melody Gardot
Worrisome Heart [Pink LP]
- The Killers
Rebel Diamonds [2 LP]
- Pink Floyd
Atom Heart Mother/Hakone Aphrodite Japan 1971 [CD/Blu-ray]
- Have Mercy
Numb [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Magenta Eco-Friendly LP]
- Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Pardon My French: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [Red Smoke 2LP]
- Uncle Lucius
Like It's the Last One Left [LP]
- James Elkington
Me Neither [2LP]
Hotel Bleu [Green LP]
A Choral Christmas
Dream Backwards [White w/ Opaque Blue Jay Splatter 3LP]
- Joanna Brouk
Sounds Of The Sea [Seaglass Wave Translucent LP]
- Various Artists
Fool’s Gold 15 [Limited Edition Gold Nugget LP]
- Michael Nau
Accompany [Powder Blue LP]
- Robbie Robertson
Killers of the Flower Moon (Soundtrack from the Apple Original Film)
- Dais x Retrospekt
CP-81 Cassette Player + C23 Cassette Compilation [Limited Edition]
- Various Artists
Frozen: The Songs [Zoetrope Picture Disc LP]
- Tommee Profitt
The Birth Of A King: Live In Concert [CD/Blu-ray]
- Benjamin Bertin
Nikolaï Medtner: les trois dernières sonates pour piano
- Pale Jay
My Dirty Desire / Dreaming In Slow Motion [Green Grass Vinyl Single]
Eu Gosto Dela b/w Seu Zé [Random Vinyl Single]
Levitation Sessions [Metallic Copper LP]
We Need To Talk [LP]
- Aaron Frazer
Bring You A Ring / You Don't Wanna Be My Baby [Vinyl Single]
Movie Releases 12-12-23
- Neil Young
Before and After [Blu-ray]
- Warren Haynes
Warren Haynes Presents: The Benefit Concert Volume 20 [3CD / 2Blu-ray]