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New Release Round-Up 04-27-18



Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleys

Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleysPost Malone - beerbongs & bentleysPost Malone - beerbongs & bentleys - Republic
Following the success of his multi-platinum debut album, Stoney, Post Malone releases his highly anticipated sophomore album beerbongs & bentleys on via Republic Records. The album includes the massive hit singles "Psycho" which is already Top 20 at Top 40 radio and Top 5 at Rhythm Radio and the certified 6x platinum single "rockstar" which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 consecutive weeks.

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Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer - Bad Boy
The third LP (and first in five years) from the actress and recording artist Janelle Monae features appearances by Brian Wilson, Pharrell Williams, Zoë Kravitz, and Grimes, plus musical contributions from Prince just prior to his death.

Willie Nelson - Last Man Standing - Sony Legacy
With Last Man Standing, Willie Nelson has added 11 essential new songs to his classic catalog. Comprised entirely of songs newly-penned by Willie along with longtime collaborator and producer Buddy Cannon, it is one of his most personal and introspective albums to-date. An album that acknowledges the transience of time while marveling at the joy, beauty and surprise the world has to offer, Last Man Standing finds Willie Nelson rolling at a creative peak, writing and singing and playing with the seasoned wit and wisdom that comes from the road.

Dr. Dog - Critical Equation

Dr. Dog - Critical EquationDr. Dog - Critical EquationDr. Dog - Critical Equation - We Buy Gold Records
'I feel like I'm in a totally new band right now,' says Dr. Dog guitarist/singer Scott McMicken. It's a bold declaration considering he's been co-fronting the beloved indie outfit for a decade-and-a-half, but it cuts straight to the heart of the intense and transformative experience behind the group's brilliant new album, 'Critical Equation.' Produced by Gus Seyffert (Bedouine, Michael Kiwanuka), 'Critical Equation' is the most infections and adventurous collection Dr. Dog has laid to tape yet. The record was born from a journey of doubt and discovery, a heavy, sometimes painful reckoning that ultimately brought the band closer together with more strength and clarity than ever before. Call it an existential awakening, call it a dark night of the soul, whatever it was, it fueled one of the most fertile creative periods in the group's history.

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Keith Urban - Graffiti U

Keith Urban - Graffiti UKeith Urban - Graffiti UKeith Urban - Graffiti U - Capitol Nashville
It has been two years since the release of his chart-topping, record breaking album RIPCORD, but this week, Keith Urban returns with his ninth studio album, Graffiti U. The 13-track recording, which includes his current single “Coming Home,” featuring Julia Michaels. The intimate image on the GRAFFITI U album cover was taken by world-renowned photographer Mark Seliger.

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Cicada Rhythm - Everywhere I Go - New West Records
Cicada Rhythm is Andrea DeMarcus and Dave Kirslis. Following their 2015 self-titled debut, Cicada Rhythm consciously decided to build upon their homespun, stripped-down folk sound by bringing in more musicians and multiple producers to their latest record, Everywhere I Go. Recorded in a string of studios across the southeast, it's a snapshot of a band on the move, with new members filling their lineup and a louder set of influences propelling their sound forward. There are roots-rock tunes, slow waltzes, front-porch folksongs and backwoods ballads, all delivered by a group of road warriors who've cut their teeth not only in the writing room, but onstage, too. Kenneth Pattengale (Milk Carton Kids) and Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers) share production duties, giving Everywhere I Go a broad, diverse punch. 

Anthrax - Kings Among Scotland

Anthrax - Kings Among ScotlandAnthrax - Kings Among ScotlandAnthrax - Kings Among Scotland - Megaforce
Kings Among Scotland,” the band’s long-awaited live album, arrives in stores this week. Captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show.  The concert is also available on DVD.

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Aisha Badru - Pendulum

Aisha Badru - PendulumAisha Badru - PendulumAisha Badru - Pendulum - Nettwerk Records
The Yonkers, NY born singer-songwriter uses airy vocals and vivid lyrics to draw listeners into her soulfully emotive world on her debut album Pendulum. "A major theme of every human’s experience is that we’re constantly swinging between good and bad," says Aisha Badru of the album’s theme. "We can’t avoid it. By realizing the that the swings aren’t permanent, you begin to develop the ability to control how you feel about the unfortunate events that may arise in your life."

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer
Speedy Ortiz - Twerp Verse
Van Morrison / Joey DeFrancesco - You're Driving Me Crazy
Okkervil River - In The Rainbow Rain
Hawthorne Heights - Bad Frequencies
Stimulator Jones - Exotic Worlds And Masterful Treasures
Jessie Baylin - Strawberry Wind
Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert [Soundtrack]
Kat Edmonson - Old Fashioned Gal
Forth Wanderers - Forth Wanderers
Take 6 - Iconic
Migos - Culture II [3LP]
God Is An Astronaut - Epitaph
DMA's - For Now
Foreigner - With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Twin Shadow - Caer
Godsmack - When Legends Rise

& More .....

Ben Frost - All That You Love Will Be Eviscerated EP
Public Service Broadcasting - People Will Always Need Coal
Buzzy Lee - Facepaint EP
Liz Brasher - Outcast EP
The Rock*A*Teens - Go Tell Everybody
Eleanor Friedberger - Everything






 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Parkway Drive - Reverence

Parkway Drive - ReverenceParkway Drive - ReverenceParkway Drive - Reverence - Epitaph
Reverence arrives as the follow-up to 2015’s Ire—Parkway Drive's most successful album to date and a major force in boosting their ever-growing worldwide following. Like each album released since the band formed in 2002, Ire has been certified gold in their homeland of Australia; it also helped fuel their recent dominance at European festivals and won critical praise from outlets like Kerrang (who hailed Ire as a “fascinating album”). But while Ire brought Parkway Drive’s uncompromising artistry to bold new levels, Reverence pushes their creative ambition even further.  Reverence both expands the band’s sonic palette and offers up their most devastating songs yet. On tracks like “The Void”—whose refrain of “Welcome To A World Of Pain” brilliantly embodies the tone of Reverence—Parkway Drive channel their furious energy into thrashing rhythms and ferocious vocal work while delivering deeply infectious melodies. That energy also infuses such songs as the vital and volatile “Prey,” a gang-vocal-driven anthem that unfolds in both punishing riffs and intricate guitar lines.

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Tricky - Ununiform

Tricky - UnuniformTricky - UnuniformTricky - Ununiform - K7
Tricky returns with his 13th album, Ununiform, out now on his own label False Idols via !K7 Music. It's a delicate, storming, intricate album that sees Tricky take perhaps his most radical step yet a journey into happiness and contentment. It's a record that shows the legendary British producer confront his legacy, history, family & even death itself. And in all of this, he finds the strangest, least familiar thing & peace.

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 

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New Release Round-Up 04-20-18



Lord Huron - Vide Noir


Lord Huron - Vide NoirLord Huron - Vide NoirLord Huron - Vide Noir - Republic
Lord Huron releases new album, Vide Noir, on via Republic Records. The album follows critically lauded EPs, 'Strange Trails' and 'Lonesome Tails', which has garnered over 400M streams to-date. Previous single 'The Night We Met' is best known for featuring in Netflix's '13 Reasons Why.' The band is currently on an extensive USA headlining tour through Summer 2018.

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Thievery Corporation - Treasures From The Temple - Eighteenth Street
11th studio album from D.C. based electronic duo featuring artists: Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Notch, Natalia Clavier, and Lou Lou Ghelichkhani. The 12 track Treasures From The Temple is a continuation from their last album Temple of I & I, recorded in Port Antonio. Blending their signature sound with classic dub, dancehall, and roots vibes.

Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer

Old Crow Medicine Show - VolunteerOld Crow Medicine Show - VolunteerOld Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer - SME Nashville
Old Crow Medicine Show release their new studio album, Volunteer, on Columbia Records Nashville. The album was recorded at the historic RCA Studio A and produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson).

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The Melvins - Pinkus Abortion Technician - Ipecac Recordings
2018 album from US sludge-lords, this time adding Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers) on bass alongside current bassist Steven Mcdonald (Redd Kross). Includes original tunes plus covers of The Beatles 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' & Butthole Surfers 'Graveyard'.

Kimbra - Primal Heart - Warner Bros
The whole world will certainly be watching Kimbra on Primal Heart. She has quietly spent the past two years assembling the 11 tracks on this body of work with hit-machine Skrillex ("Top of the World"), among other producers in Los Angeles and New Zealand. Stripping down Kimbra's music to bare emotion and heart, the album invites listeners to experience the inherent vulnerability in her voice, conveying raw feeling throughout each song.

Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe

Brothers Osborne - Port Saint JoeBrothers Osborne - Port Saint JoeBrothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe - EMI Nashville
John and TJ Osborne co-wrote every track on Port Saint Joe along with frequent collaborators Lee Thomas Miller, Kendall Marvel, Barry Dean, Shane McAnally, Troy Verges and more.  The title, Port Saint Joe, reflects the small town on the Florida coast where the real-life siblings recorded the album. Port Saint Joe is a sonic representation of who we’ve become not only as a band but as people,” says John Osborne. “Every show we’ve ever played together is on this record. Every song we’ve ever written and every mile we’ve ever ridden has led to the making of this record. Imperfections and all.” TJ adds, “we shacked up for two weeks to make an unabashed record that would reflect who we are in every way, and in the process we had the most enjoyable and memorable recording experience of our lives.”

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Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox

Joshua Hedley - Mr. JukeboxJoshua Hedley - Mr. JukeboxJoshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox - Third Man Records
With the release of his highly anticipated debut album Mr. Jukebox via Third Man Records, Joshua Hedley will embrace the role he was born to play: this generation’s classic country champion. An accomplished fiddle player, Hedley felt inexplicably drawn toward the instrument as a child. He got his hands on his own fiddle at age 8, and by 12, he was playing with middle-aged pickers at the VFW. At 19, he moved from his native Florida to Nashville, where he became an in-demand sideman at Robert’s Western World and other bars, and ultimately, a well-respected frontman. Armed with an easy croon and prodigious fiddle playing, he became known as the Mayor of Lower Broad. He hit the road to perform with artists including Jonny Fritz, Justin Townes Earle, and more, while the 2015 documentary Heartworn Highways Revisited featured Hedley prominently.

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Pennywise - Never Gonna Die

Pennywise - Never Gonna DiePennywise - Never Gonna DiePennywise - Never Gonna Die - Epitaph
Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a rich punk rock history, Pennywise began in 1988. The band would go on to amass an international following through relentless touring and a melodic high energy sound merging melodic surf punk, blistering hardcore and the classic punk of their youth. The group has solidified their place in punk history and are ready to continue their legacy with their long awaited new album, Never Gonna Die. A return to form for the band, Never Gonna Die contains 14 solid tracks that a punk fan can run in circles to.


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Bishop Briggs - Church Of Scars

Bishop Briggs - Church Of ScarsBishop Briggs - Church Of ScarsBishop Briggs - Church Of Scars - Island
Penned as one of 2018’s most important breakout artists, Bishop Briggs releases her debut album, ‘Church Of Scars,’ via Island Records. The album includes current single ‘White Flag,’ which is building at Alternative radio. Album also includes previous hits, ‘River’ and ‘Wild Horses,’ which have been featured on a variety of television shows and commercials. She will support ‘Church Of Scars’ with her forthcoming headlining tour, launching in April 2018.

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Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day 2018 
The Big Day is almost here, join us this Saturday and say hi as we celebrate Record Store Day and have a huge worldwide party.  The year the list of special releases only available at independent record stores includes AC/DC, Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Johnny Cash, The Cure, Miles Davis, The Doors, Dr. Dre, The Flaming Lips, Marvin Gaye, Grateful Dead, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Courtney Barnett, Elvis, Prince, Florence + The Machine, Run The Jewels, Taylor Swift, Tank & The Bangas, U2, Wu-Tang Clan and many, many more.

A full run down of the list can be found here: recordstoreday.com

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Sting / Shaggy - 44/876
A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
Bishop Briggs - Church Of Scars
Shuggie Otis - Inter-Fusion [LP]
The Flaming Lips - Scratching The Door: The First Recordings Of the Flaming Lips
Stryper - God Damn Evil
Drinks - Hippo Lite
Sløtface - Try Not To Freak Out [Pink LP]
Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel / Pop 2 [2LP]
Jonny Greenwood - Phantom Thread [Soundtrack 2LP]
The Who - Live At The Fillmore East
From Ashes to New - The Future
TesseracT - Sonder
Marcia Ball - Shine Bright
Ashley Monroe - Sparrow
Black Stone Cherry - Family Tree
Alison Moyet - The Other Live Collection
Charley Crockett - Lonesome As A Shadow

& More .....

Gundelach - Baltus EP
Jim James - Just A Fool
Ghost - Rats
Father John Misty - Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest Of Them All
Parker Millsap - Other Arrangements
The National Reserve - I'll Go Blind
Matt Costa - Time Tricks






 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleys

Post Malone - beerbongs & bentleysPost Malone - beerbongs & bentleysPost Malone - beerbongs & bentleys - Republic
Following the success of his multi-platinum debut album, Stoney, Post Malone is set to release his highly anticipated sophomore album beerbongs & bentleys on April 27th via Republic Records. The album includes the massive hit singles "Psycho" which is already Top 20 at Top 40 radio and Top 5 at Rhythm Radio and the certified 6x platinum single "rockstar" which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 consecutive weeks.

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Dr. Dog - Critical Equation

Dr. Dog - Critical EquationDr. Dog - Critical EquationDr. Dog - Critical Equation - We Buy Gold Records
'I feel like I'm in a totally new band right now,' says Dr. Dog guitarist/singer Scott McMicken. It's a bold declaration considering he's been co-fronting the beloved indie outfit for a decade-and-a-half, but it cuts straight to the heart of the intense and transformative experience behind the group's brilliant new album, 'Critical Equation.' Produced by Gus Seyffert (Bedouine, Michael Kiwanuka), 'Critical Equation' is the most infections and adventurous collection Dr. Dog has laid to tape yet. The record was born from a journey of doubt and discovery, a heavy, sometimes painful reckoning that ultimately brought the band closer together with more strength and clarity than ever before. Call it an existential awakening, call it a dark night of the soul, whatever it was, it fueled one of the most fertile creative periods in the group's history.

Early Listen Available Video Available

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Anthrax - Kings Among Scotland

Anthrax - Kings Among ScotlandAnthrax - Kings Among ScotlandAnthrax - Kings Among Scotland - Megaforce
Kings Among Scotland,” the band’s long-awaited live album, arrives in stores on April 27, 2018. Captured last February 15 at the band’s sold-out concert at Glasgow’s historic venue Barrowland Ballroom, the two-hour “Kings Among Scotland” incorporates the band’s entire live show.  The concert is also available on DVD.

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Keith Urban - Graffiti U

Keith Urban - Graffiti UKeith Urban - Graffiti UKeith Urban - Graffiti U - Capitol Nashville
It has been two years since the release of his chart-topping, record breaking album RIPCORD, but on Friday, April 27th, Keith Urban returns with his ninth studio album, Graffiti U. The 13-track recording, which includes his current single “Coming Home,” featuring Julia Michaels. The intimate image on the GRAFFITI U album cover was taken by world-renowned photographer Mark Seliger.

Early Listen Available Video Available





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Aisha Badru - Pendulum

Aisha Badru - PendulumAisha Badru - PendulumAisha Badru - Pendulum - Nettwerk Records
The Yonkers, NY born singer-songwriter uses airy vocals and vivid lyrics to draw listeners into her soulfully emotive world on her debut album Pendulum. "A major theme of every human’s experience is that we’re constantly swinging between good and bad," says Aisha Badru of the album’s theme. "We can’t avoid it. By realizing the that the swings aren’t permanent, you begin to develop the ability to control how you feel about the unfortunate events that may arise in your life."

Video Available





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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 

Read more...