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Sufjan Stevens

The Ascension is the eighth studio album from singer, songwriter and composer Sufjan Stevens and is the long awaited follow-up to Stevens’ Carrie & Lowell. One of the most acclaimed albums of 2015, The New York Times praised Carrie & Lowell as “restrained and meticulous” while Pitchfork declared it “a masterpiece.”

In the time between Carrie & Lowell and the forthcoming The Ascension, Stevens also released Oscar-nominated music for the Luca Guadagnino film Call Me By Your Name; a collaborative album entitled Planetarium with Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner (The National) and James Mcalister; The Decalogue, a solo piano work performed by Timo Andres; and scored several works for ballet: Reflections (Houston Ballet) and Principia (NYCB).

The Ascension is musically expansive and sweeping in thematic scope.

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Dawes

Far from apathetic, Good Luck With Whatever is Dawes at their most unapologetic. It’s sympathetic, magnetic, 50% genetic and highly kinetic. Songs like “Didn’t Fix Me” and “Me Especially” showcase Goldsmith’s poetic prowess perfectly; a historian of the human condition, transforming turmoil into motor oil. An unfiltered photograph of a band doing what they do best, these guys learned to rock before they could crawl. Produced by 6X Grammy winner Dave “Corn On The” Cobb.

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Lana Del Rey

Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass is the title poem of the book and the first poem I wrote of many. Some of which came to me in their entirety, which I dictated and then typed out, and some that I worked laboriously picking apart each word to make the perfect poem. They are eclectic and honest and not trying to be anything other than what they are and for that reason I’m proud of them, especially because the spirit in which they were written was very authentic. — Lana Del Rey….The recording includes 14 poems performed by Lana Del Rey accompanied by music from Grammy Award-Winning songwriter/producer Jack Antonoff.

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Aloe Blacc
In the seven years since Aloe Blacc’s (the voice and collaborator on Avicii's worldwide smash hits Wake Me Up and SOS) last album, Lift Your Spirit, the global superstar spent time working on an even dearer project: his family. All Love Everything, his upcoming album, is the singer-songwriter’s first collection of material written as a father, a journey that’s expanded Blacc’s already heartfelt artistic palette. The listeners who have followed Aloe Blacc over the course of his 14-years-long career know that his facility with language and sound is deep -- if anyone was up to the task, it’s him.
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Roger Waters

Roger Waters

Us + Them [3LP]

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ROGER WATERS: US + THEM, chronicles the acclaimed 2017-2018 tour of the iconic Pink Floyd artist. As the founding member, lyricist, composer and creative force behind Pink Floyd, US + THEM presents Waters powerful music in stunning form and highlights its’ message of human rights, liberty and love. Based around his acclaimed, sold-out US + THEM worldwide tour of 2017-18, comprising a total of 156 shows to 2.3 million people across the globe, it features classic songs from The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here as well as his most recent album, Is This The Life We Really Want?

Waters powerfully demonstrates that he is at heart, a musical activist and one of the most passionate political commentators of his time. He has dedicated his life to fighting against those who seek to control our lives and destroy our planet. Welcome To The Machine and Another Brick In The Wall Part II, are a stark reminder of the bleak warnings that he gave decades ago about alienation, displacement, greed, suffering, destruction and loss. And yet the humanity of the songwriter cannot be more plainly seen than in Wish You Were Here, because, although he presents a grim picture of the state of the world, ultimately his message is one of hope through unity and love.

Roger Waters
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The Nude Party

The Nude Party

Midnight Manor [LP]

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Midnight Manor, the much anticipated sophomore album of the six-piece rock outfit The Nude Party is set for release on October 2nd via New West Records. Following two years of non-stop touring in support of their eponymous debut release, the band returned to their farmhouse in New York's Catskill Mountains to record the follow up to their acclaimed 2018 self-titles debut.

Like The Band's sacred home-recording habitat The Big Pink, The Nude Party's communal dwelling provided the landscape and proximity to focus on deepening their bonds through music. It was at the Manor that the band of childhood friends could shift their energies from the archetypical emotional journeys of mid-twenty-somethings towards rebuilding their road-worn relationships with one another, leading them to write Midnight Manor - an album that lead singer Patton Magee describes as "a stone skipping over troubled waters."

With Midnight Manor, The Nude Party shine a light on their past while at the same time moving towards a brighter future.

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Queen + Adam Lambert

Live Around The World [Vinyl] is their First Live Album On Double LP!

Half-Speed Mastered at Abbey Road Studios!

Since their first appearance together in 2009 when Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor appeared as guests on the finale of the eighth season of American Idol on which Adam Lambert was a contestant, the combination of Queen + Adam Lambert has gone from strength to strength becoming one of the world's biggest drawing touring bands. Their most recent tour of Oceania saw them selling out to massive audiences, with a single show at Sydney's ANZ stadium drawing a record crowd of over 60,000. To date the band has played to a worldwide audience approaching 4 million.

The set presents a compilation of concert highlights captured the world over personally selected by Taylor, May and Lambert from over 200 shows they have performed with several featured here becoming available for the very first time.

FEATURES:

  • Double LP
  • Half-Speed Mastered at Abbey Road
  • Includes entire 'Live Aid' performance from Fire Fight Australia

Queen & Adam Lambert Live Around The World Half-Speed Mastered 2LP

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Brent Cobb

Brent Cobb

Keep 'Em On They Toes [LP]

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For his fourth album, Keep ‘Em on They Toes, Brent Cobb is giving his songs the space they need to speak for themselves, a reflection of his own decision to write about the way he sees the world. “My last couple of albums have been about people and places, and I wanted this album to be about thoughts and feelings,” he says.

At his core, Cobb still writes country songs, so there’s a continuity between Keep ‘Em on They Toes and past projects like 2016’s Shine on Rainy Day (a Grammy nominee for Best Americana Album) and 2018’s Providence Canyon. After living in LA and Nashville to develop his music career, Cobb and his family moved back to Georgia a few years ago – a decision that affected his songwriting. “It’s funny because the last two albums were about me growing up in Georgia, and now we’re back here,” he says. “I’m not writing about missing it anymore, so the songs are coming from within now. It’s not a longing for home, it’s what I think about now that I live down here.”

Cobb and his band recorded the project in Durham, North Carolina, with producer Brad Cook. Inspired by the spaciousness of classic country albums like Jerry Lee Lewis’ 1977 Country Memories, the new project allows the listener to hear everything that’s going on, yet the songs remain the star of the show.

Keep ‘Em on They Toes, Cobb captures the mindset of a man who values a simpler time despite living in a modern world. “To me, listening to this album feels like I’m sitting there with somebody, having a conversation,” Cobb says. “I would hope that it feels like sitting with an old friend you haven’t seen in a while. There’s nothing like being alone and listening to an album that is quiet and conversational – like those old records by Jerry Lee Lewis, Roger Miller, or Willie Nelson. I hope my music is that way to somebody now.”

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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

2020

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Bon Jovi's album 2020 is the 15th studio album from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band. The album features the new single "Limitless" as well as "Unbroken," which was featured in the documentary "To Be Of Service".

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Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor

CMFT [LP]

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 debut solo album from the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman. Includes the singles "Black Eyes Blue" and "CMFT Must Be Stopped" [featuring Tech N9ne and Kid Bookie]. The songs illuminate the broad spectrum of this fiery and fearless rock 'n' roll opus, as Taylor touches on lifelong influences ranging from hard rock to classic rock, punk rock to hip-hop. CMFT has been a long time coming for Taylor, with newly written tracks alongside some dating back to his teens. Recorded at Hideout Studio in Las Vegas, with producer Jay Ruston and his band-Christian Martucci [guitar], Zach Throne [guitar], Jason Christopher [bass], and Dustin Robert [drums]- the album traces a wild and exhilarating roadmap through Taylor's musical psyche.
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Shania Twain

Shania Twain's `The Woman In Me' album reached Diamond status in 1997, selling over 20 million copies to date. Remastered in celebration of the 25th anniversary. Available on vinyl.

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Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert

Herb Alpert Is... [5LP Box Set]

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This new release from Herb Alpert Presents is the definitive retrospective on the illustrious career of one of America's most unique musical voices, Herb Alpert! Containing 63 tracks culled from 6 decades of the trumpeter's classic recordings, HERB ALPERT IS... is the perfect companion piece to the new 2020 feature length documentary of the same name. Presented in a coffee table style LP record book containing five 12-inch, audiophile quality 180-gram vinyl records and 180 pages of vintage photos, extensive song credits, and a 7,500 word essay written by Bud Scoppa. The record book is housed in a custom slipcase with a screened printed smoked acrylic window.

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Tallah

Tallah

Matriphagy [LP]

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Black Vinyl. Debut album on Earache Records from US Alt-Metal act Tallah. An original dose of f***ed up and disturbing alt-metal insanity. For fans of Korn, Code Orange, Slipknot, Deftones & Vein. Exhilaratingly fresh whilst incorporating nostalgic 90s nu-metal vibes

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Yung Lean

Double green and black vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2020 release, Yung Lean's seventh full-length following 2018's Poison Ivy. Starz includes previously released singles "Boylife in EU," "Violence," and "Pikachu." Much like Lean's overall catalog, the album feels almost impossibly cohesive. In part, that's thanks to production entirely from longtime collaborator whitearmor - they kept the sessions intimate and secluded, recording partly in an old ballet hall in the Swedish countryside. But this is an album only Lean could make, as a young veteran, with a sound and career that's well-entrenched globally but still doggedly, even perplexingly, on it's own planet.

Yung Lean
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BlackPink

“THE ALBUM” Includes a Package Box (4 different versions), Hardcover Photobook (96 pages), CD, Postcard Set (4 unique cards), Credits Sheet, Photocards (2 of 20, random), Postcards (2 of 20, random), Sticker (1 of 4, random), Mounted Photocard. All sales count towards Soundscan and the US Billboard Charts.

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Gabriel Garzon-Montano

This will come as no surprise to those who've followed GGM since 2014's Bishouné: Alma Del Huila, the critically-lauded, self-produced EP that put him on the map, and served as sample fodder for a handful of popular music's most iconic artists. His follow-up LP, 2017's Jardin, melded classical and folkloric instruments with rnb, hip-hop, and cumbia, proving once again that Gabriel is totally comfortable making transformative, funky, cathartic records all by himself. Agüita, his first release for Jagjaguwar, is a sequence of impossibly diverse offerings ranging from trap anthems to string-drenched art pop ballads - a prismatic self-portrait, personal and universal all at once. The artist is present, and he is in final form. Garzón-Montano's ability to execute a wide range of musical styles is his secret weapon - and so it is no wonder he bristles at the prospect of settling into any one genre. "Genre has never been a consideration," he says. "The idea of genre uses fear of failure as a baseline. Genre puts the music in a box. This album is anti-genre. Anti-fear. Anti-box." What remains is an ultra-personal journey through the three separate characters that constitute GGM's personality: the debonair leading man, the wistful impressionist, and the Latino Urbano hitmaker. In this life, a first-generation American, born in Brooklyn to French and Colombian parents, can marry 808s with 19th-century art song, and catch a million plays in a weekend. In this life, old school analog tape and autotuned, varispeeded androgyny live together in perfect harmony, and the algorithm meant to guide us to our next playlist is of no use. In this life, big brujo energy means blunts and 3 inch heels; it means Appolonia's hands around you from the back of that motorcycle; it means nueva cancion, and reggaeton; it means the rabid, joyful individualism of funk - of oneness - of the one. (Yeah, in this life - you're on your own.) The magic of Agüita lives in Gabriel's ability to consolidate a range of truths into a focused, crystallized idea. "Bloom," "Blue Dot," and "Fields" compare the growth and loss inherent in human life with the changing of the seasons and the life cycles of the universe; on "Fields," Garzón-Montano evokes the despondent whimper of Thom Yorke. There are mirrors of the same themes in compositions like "With a Smile," "Tombs," "Someone," and "Moonless," a quartet of songs that explore the births and deaths of the relationships we have with the people we love; on "Moonless," Gabriel explores for the first time his struggle with the grief of his mother's passing: "Mama died / and I was moonless in a Stygian tide... trying to hide the ripening tumor / breathing fire, love but a rumour / There's a woman in my sky / 17 when I learned to cry... " It is to his immense credit as a songwriter that we are left with an understanding of the depth of his loss, despite having never experienced it. Equally impactful are the trap and reggaeton cuts - the album's energetic high points. On "Agüita," "Mira My Look," and "Muñeca," GGM delves into club-banger territory, performing in Spanish for the first time on record. Whether you're here for the medium, or for the message, for the man himself, or one of his characters, Agüita stands as the strongest installment thus far in a series of alarmingly sincere, sensationally profound works, from an artist who has sought not only to challenge established preconceptions and categories, but to expose their ultimate unworthiness. From composition to execution, the product distills the essence of Gabriel Garzón-Montano's genius, an uninterrupted creative process rare in this age of fattened album credits.

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Ella Fitzgerald

Rare Ella Fitzgerald 1962 Live Album The Lost Berlin Tapes - Recorded two years after her iconic release Mack the Knife: Ella in Berlin. A rare Ella Fitzgerald live album has been announced. The Lost Berlin Tapes, recorded at Berlin's Sportpalast in 1962, arrives October 2 (via Verve). Found within the private collection of Verve founder Norman Granz, the concert tapes were recorded two years after the Berlin concert that made up Fitzgerald's iconic live album Mack the Knife: Ella in Berlin.

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Mariah Carey

The Rarities is a compilation of fan favorites, rare songs and unreleased gems, all hand-picked by Mariah herself. In addition, the second disc is the never before released full length audio from Live at the Tokyo Dome, Mariah’s first concert performance in Japan in support of her 1996 Daydream World Tour.

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Melanie C

Melanie C

Melanie C [LP]

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Brand new eighth studio album from Melanie C aka Sporty Spice of the iconic Spice Girls. Pop with danceclub attitude; album has a positive message combatting depression and embracing body positivity. Includes the singles “Who I Am” and “Blame It On Me”.
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Joachim Cooder

Joachim Cooder has been a sought-after percussionist for two decades now, on now-legendary recordings with his father, Ry Cooder, like the landmark Buena Vista Social Clubsessions and on his own with artists like Ali Farka Touré, who inspired Cooder to take up the mbira. He has produced albums for other artists, composed for film, and collaborated with choreographer Daniel Ezralow

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LANY

Double vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Mama's Boy, Lany's third album, is an intentional return to the trio's Great Plain roots; songwriter/lyricist/producer Paul was born and raised in Oklahoma. After Malibu Nights' world tour, he fled to a countryside studio near Nashville. Showing a cognitive dissonance between his adopted L.A. persona VS his origins, Mama's Boy is a sweeping tribute to home, heritage, Americana, a symbolic reflection of being a kid today. "There's not one person in the world I don't want to hear Mama's Boy".

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Chris Smither

More From The Levee is the 18th album from iconic bluesman Chris Smither. Deemed "one of the absolute best singer-songwriters in the world" (Associated Press), the album is a brilliant continuation of Smither's 50-year retrospective album, Still On The Levee (2014). Reconnecting with his roots, Smither recorded the career-spanning album in New Orleans at the fabled Music Shed. What resulted were 24 reimagined takes from Smither's vast career with help from very special guests including the legendary Allen Toussaint and Loudon Wainwright III. More From The Levee contains ten of these gems including fan favorites Drive You Home Again, Caveman, and a new Smither original titled What I Do. Producer Dave Goodrich says, 'We still had extraordinary performances left in the vault, another irreducible collection of Chris's songs full of great performances, intimate and immediate. It's a truly special recording, a snapshot of some powerful music-making.'

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NRBQ

NRBQ

In Frequencies [LP]

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Collection of 16 NRBQ rarities, 12 previously unissued Packaging featuring new liner notes, annotations and photos Live tracks, radio tracks, single sides and soundchecks - all 100% Q!

“The music goes ‘round with love. It’s why this band means so much to so many.”

In their over five-decade career, NRBQ has never played by the rules. Why should they? They’re the Q. While other artists may have supplemented their discography with rarities sets by this point in their career, In • Frequencies has the distinction of being the first-ever collection of NRBQ outtakes and rare tracks! Sure, there have been other odds ‘n’ ends albums, but none before like this one.

In • Frequencies, is a journey with the Q through a different lens. A true, career-spanning collection, the album begins at the bands’ beginning, with a soundcheck recording from October of 1968 and travels all the way to recent days, including the first physical appearance of their 2018 digital EP track, “April Showers” (recorded for the 2018 film Change In The Weather, with the late, great, Hal Willner as musical director).

All but four tracks are previously unissued. Of the recordings that have previously escaped into the world, two made their debut on now, rare 45s. They are the NRBQ offshoot ‘mock’ group, Dickens, which provides the obscure 1970 single track, “Sho’ Need Love” (“We just put everything on 10 and went wild”), and “Sourpuss” recorded in Memphis in 1974, and first issued on the Select-O-Hits label.

The tracks are annotated with information, anecdotes and photos elaborating on the recordings made in studios, radio stations and stages across the country and the decades. In • Frequencies is a deep dive into why the band is a favorite of humans the world over and is a perfect compendium to their core studio albums and retrospectives you already love.

No need to ask Kenneth the frequency, all of the magical sounds and majesty of America’s favorite band are on full display on In • Frequencies – CD, LP, and Digital.

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Movie Releases for Tuesday 10/6

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Roger Waters

Roger Waters

Us + Them [Blu-ray]

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ROGER WATERS: US + THEM, chronicles the acclaimed 2017-2018 tour of the iconic Pink Floyd artist. As the founding member, lyricist, composer and creative force behind Pink Floyd, US + THEM presents Waters powerful music in stunning form and highlights its’ message of human rights, liberty and love. Based around his acclaimed, sold-out US + THEM worldwide tour of 2017-18, comprising a total of 156 shows to 2.3 million people across the globe, it features classic songs from The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here as well as his most recent album, Is This The Life We Really Want?

Waters powerfully demonstrates that he is at heart, a musical activist and one of the most passionate political commentators of his time. He has dedicated his life to fighting against those who seek to control our lives and destroy our planet. Welcome To The Machine and Another Brick In The Wall Part II, are a stark reminder of the bleak warnings that he gave decades ago about alienation, displacement, greed, suffering, destruction and loss. And yet the humanity of the songwriter cannot be more plainly seen than in Wish You Were Here, because, although he presents a grim picture of the state of the world, ultimately his message is one of hope through unity and love.

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Ronnie Wood

This intimate portrait by Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis is the first in-depth film biography of the artist, and traces his many lives and careers. A man still at the cutting edge in his seventies, the film tells the story from his humble beginnings in north London, where his older brothers shaped the musical powerhouse he would become, to the unique career that has not only spanned over 50 years (so far) but also traversed some of the most influential musicians the world has ever known.

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The Secret Garden [Movie]

THE SECRET GARDEN colin firth julie walters - Having lost her parents in India, pampered 10-year-old Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx) was delivered to the Yorkshire manor-and aloof attentions-of her distant, widowed uncle Archibald Craven (Colin Firth). As she bonds with infirm cousin Colin (Edan Hayhurst) and servant's son Dickon (Amir Wilson), they find that the hidden garden her late aunt once maintained has uncanny properties. Splendid retelling of the Frances Hodgson Burnett family classic co-stars Julie Walters, Isis Davis. 99 minutes

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Star Trek: Picard [TV Series]

Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard, which he played for seven seasons on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life.

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The Tax Collector [Movie]

David (Bobby Soto) and Creeper (Shia LaBeouf), are "tax collectors" for the crime lord Wizard, collecting his cut from the profits of local gangs' illicit dealings. But when Wizard's old rival returns to Los Angeles from Mexico, the business is upended, and David finds himself desperate to protect what matters more to him than anything else: his family.

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