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New Release Round-Up 06-14-24

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping - Capitol/UME

50 years after their initial recording, the sessions for Wings One Hand Clapping will be released for the very first time.

The Decemberists - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again

The Decemberists - As It Ever was, so it will be again

The Decemberists - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again - YABB Records


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Lindsey Stirling - Duality

Lindsey Stirling - Duality

Lindsey Stirling - Duality - Concord Records


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Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico

Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico

Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico - Easy Eye Sound


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Mike Lindsay - supershapes volume 1 [Cucumber Green LP]

The Early November - The Early November [Indie Exclusive Swamp Green in Clear w/ Brown Splatter LP]

Say Anything - …IS COMMITTED [Indie Exclusive BLACK MARBLE 2XLP]

$UICIDEBOY$ - NEW WORLD DEPRESSION [Indie Exclusive Opaque Grey LP]

crumb - AMAMA [Olive Green Vinyl LP]

John Denver - Back Home Again [LP]

RJD2 - Visions Out of Limelight [Teal LP]

Stereophonic / O.C.R. - Stereophonic / O.C.R.

Motley Crue - Dogs Of War [Limited Edition] (Pict) [Indie Exclusive]

Zsela - Big For You [Indie Exclusive Watersprite Blue LP]

Napoleon Dynamite / O.S.T. (Aniv) - Napoleon Dynamite 20th Anniversary

Ramin Djawadi - Fallout Original Amazon Series Soundtrack [Limited Edition]

Lambrini Girls - You're Welcome [Indie Exclusive]

Primus - Desaturating Seven (Midnight Rainbow/ 7th Anniversary Edition) [Gold Foil Stamping/Midnight Rainbow Splatter LP]

Monsters Of Folk - Monsters of Folk (Deluxe Edition) [2xLP Clear]

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The Usa (40th Anniversary Edition) [Clear Vinyl]

Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic (Deluxe Version) [Indie Exclusive 2LP Zoetrope Vinyl]

Moneybagg Yo - Speak Now

Jill Barber - Encore [Colored Vinyl] (Stic)

Black Country Communion - V [180 Gram]

John Cale - Poptical Illusion [Clear Vinyl] (Org) [Indie Exclusive] [Download Included]

Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs - Vagabonds, Virgins & Misfits

Cola - Gloss [Clear Vinyl] (Grn) [Indie Exclusive]

Four Tet - Three

John Grant - Art Of The Lie [Colored Vinyl]

Lalah Hathaway - Vantablack

Kneecap - Fine Art [Colored Vinyl]

Laurel - Palpitations - Opaque Gray [Colored Vinyl] (Gry)

Walt Disco - Warping [Clear Vinyl] (Gate)

& More .....

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Gracie Abrams - The Secret of Us

Gracie Abrams  - The Secret of Us - Interscope


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New Release Round-Up 06-07-24

The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace

The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace - Epitaph

THE GHOST INSIDE stands as an unstoppable force in the realm of hard rock music. Fueled by unwavering determination and unyielding passion, this band has forged a path marked by resilience and redemption. Their latest endeavor, the 6th studio album titled Search for Solace, delves into the profound theme of grappling with one’s own thoughts – the internal struggle between good, bad, and evil. It explores the journey of finding comfort and making peace amidst the chaos of life’s ebb and flow. The album reflects the band’s commitment to not succumb to negativity, anger, or darkness, aligning with their identity as an uplifting and comforting musical force for fans seeking solace.

Established in 2004, THE GHOST INSIDE has solidified its position as a trailblazer in melodic hard rock. Their music seamlessly combines raw aggression with profound lyricism, creating a resonant experience for their dedicated fanbase. Despite facing challenges, notably a tragic bus accident in 2015 that left some members with life-altering injuries, the band refused to be broken. Through unwavering perseverance, they made a triumphant return to the stage, defying the odds. Their music embodies a spirit of resilience, unity, and the indomitable power of the human spirit.

Each thunderous breakdown and soaring melody strikes a deep chord within the hearts of their fans, serving as a testament to the band’s enduring impact. THE GHOST INSIDE’s journey is a testament to their ability to inspire and uplift through music. As they embark on a global tour starting this Spring, venturing into new territories, including South America and beyond, the band continues to share their message of strength and perseverance with audiences around the world.


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NxWorries - Why Lawd

NxWorries - Why Lawd - Stones Throw Records

The long-awaited second album from NxWorries – the iconic duo of superstar vocalist Anderson .Paak and GRAMMY Award-winning beatmaker and producer Knxwledge.
8 years after their breakthrough debut Yes Lawd!, NxWorries return with Why Lawd? – a winning combination of Knx’s unmistakeable beats and .Paak’s instantly recognizable vocals.
This time, special guests are invited along for the ride. Featured artists include H.E.R., Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, Rae Khalil and more.


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Inta Somethin' (Pacific Jazz) - Packshot

Kenny Dorham/Jackie McLean - Inta Somethin' (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) - Blue Note Records

Kenny Dorham added stellar entries to the catalogs of Blue Note, Riverside, and New Jazz throughout the 1950s as he solidified his reputation as a leading trumpeter and composer on the jazz scene. He began 1961 in the studio for Blue Note recording his excellent album Whistle Stop and later that year cut his first date for Pacific Jazz, Inta Somethin’, a spirited live recording that captured Dorham leading a quintet with alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, pianist Walter Bishop Jr., bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Art Taylor at The Jazz Workshop in San Francisco. The band is firing on all cylinders throughout this set of four standards bookended by the Dorham originals “Us” and “San Francisco Beat.” A buoyant version of “It Could Happen To You” is performed quartet as a Dorham showcase, while the trumpeter lays out on “Let’s Face The Music And Dance” and “Lover Man” to give the spotlight to McLean.


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Doug Watkins - Watkins At Large (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) - Blue Note Records

Recorded in 1956 for producer Tom Wilson’s short-lived Boston-based label Transition Records, Watkins At Large was the first of only two albums that the great bassist Doug Watkins would make as a leader. The Detroit native had moved to New York and begun to garner recognition for his contributions to the Art Blakey-Horace Silver co-led iteration of the Jazz Messengers as well as Bud Powell’s trio when Wilson decided to give him the opportunity to front his own recording date. Along with a first-rate ensemble featuring trumpeter Donald Byrd, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Duke Jordan, and drummer Art Taylor, Watkins swings through a stellar set of blues, ballads, and more including originals written by Jordan, Burrell, and Thad Jones.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Charli XCX - BRAT [Indie Exclusive Clear Pink Splatter LP]

Eels - EELS Time! [LP]

L'Imperatrice - Pulsar [Indie Exclusive Tangerine LP]

Dawes - Good Luck With Whatever [Limited Edition Champagne LP]

Luther - This Close To You [LP]

Loverboy - Live in '82 [LP + DVD]

Alisa Amador - Multitudes [Translucent Grape LP]

Alfie Templeman - Radiosoul [Indie Exclusive Eco-Mix]

Angelica Garcia - Gemelo [Transparent Clear LP]

Bon Jovi - Forever [LP]

The Laurie Berkner Band - Victor Vito (25th Anniversary Edition) [CD]

Meghan Trainor - Timeless [LP]

Jessie Daniel - Countin' The Miles [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Autographed, Transparent Camo LP]

Tops - Picture You Staring (10th Anniversary Deluxe LP) [Sky Blue Vinyl LP]

The Murlocs - Young Blindness [Yellow & Green w/Red Splatter LP]

The Murlocs - Live at The Teragram Ballroom [2 Green Splatter LP]

Now Country 17 / Various (Colv) - Now Country 17 / Various [Colored Vinyl]

Perennial - Art History [Kelly Green LP]

Twiztid - Dance On My Grave / Fed Up [Limited Edition] (Pict) [Indie Exclusive]

Evergrey - Theories Of Emptiness

Amen Corner - Written By The Devil

Future & Metro Boomin - We Don't Trust You

& More .....

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping - Capitol/UME


 Video Available 

The Decemberists - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again

The Decemberists - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again - YABB Records


 Video Available 

Gracie Abrams - The Secret of Us

Gracie Abrams  - The Secret of Us - Interscope


 Video Available 

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New Release Round-Up 05-31-24

Ringo Starr - Crooked Boy

Ringo Starr - Crooked Boy- UMe

Written and produced by Songwriter’s Hall Of Famer Linda Perry, Crooked Boy features four brand-new tracks from Ringo Starr with his trademark vocals and legendary drumming.

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Jon Muq - Flying Away

Jon Muq - Flying Away

Jon Muq - Flying Away - Concord / Easy Eye Sound

Ugandan-born, Austin-based Jon Muq's debut, Flying Away, melds African and Western melodies, reflecting his astonishing journey. Produced by Dan Auerbach, the album is infused with themes of resilience, and Muq's spontaneous, reflective songwriting captures the essence of his cross-continental life. From busking for children on the streets of Kampala, to cruise ship clubs, to sharing stages with music's biggest stars, Muq now embarks on the grandest voyage of all: releasing his first album.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

The Marías - Submarine [Indie Exclusive Iridescent Blue LP]

Ben Platt - Honeymind [LP]

Willie Nelson - The Border [LP]

Maya Hawke - Chaos Angel [LP]

Becky Hill - Believe Me Now? [Indie Exclusive Black/White Splatter LP]

Bat For Lashes - The Dream of Delphi [LP]

Richard Thompson - Ship To Shore [Indie Exclusive Limited marbled Yellow/Orange LP and Signed Postcard]

Kenny Burrell, John Coltrane - Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (Original Jazz Classics Series) [LP]

Swamp Dogg - Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th St [LP]

Chve - KALVARIE [LP]

Tom Ball - Curtain Call [CD]

Arooj Aftab - Night Reign [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]

Hope Conspiracy - Tools Of Oppression / Rule By Deception [Indie Exclusive Orange / Blue Mix LP]

LUCIUS - Wildewoman - (The New Recordings) [Translucent Forest Green LP]

Rogers & Hammerstein - My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert [CD]

Candy - Its Inside You [Indie Exclusive Yellow with Splatter LP]

John Moreland - Visitor [Indie-Exclusive Opaque Cream LP]

Jessie Baylin - Strawberry Wind [Limited Deluxe Edition - Tangerine and Strawberry Sherbet LP]

Norman Blake - Pilgramage to Rising Fawn [LP]

Stephen Stanley - Divided Frame Of Mind

& More .....

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace

The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace - Epitaph


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NxWorries - Why Lawd

NxWorries - Why Lawd - Stones Throw Records


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What's New 5-24-24

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Fantasy

After more than two decades as a band, The Avett Brothers have stamped their own name on their 11th album. It's a return in some ways to their original form, too — raucous vocals, with harmonies in just the right places, over simple instrumentation. Here the guitars are electric, and the production is modern, but it’s a classic Avett Brothers theme: the agony and ecstasy of being in love.

andrew bird
Loma Vista

Orton’s (Portishead) most personal work to date, the result of a period of sustained reflection and change — “lots of goodbyes,” in Beth’s words. Farewells to family, to friends, even to her former self. These are songs from the mid-course of life, when looking ahead no longer yields what it used to, and looking back has a sudden, sharper focus.

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Atlantic

The songs here are as sincere as they are surreal, rooted in rich character studies and deep reflection. It’s a gorgeous collection of stripped-down bedroom folk wrapped in lush layers of synthesizers and washed out electric guitars, a poignant, expansive exploration of perception and purpose that manages to look both forwards and backwards all at once.

lenny kravitz
BMG

Following a five year hiatus and navigating through some notably peculiar circumstances, the Kentucky rockers are prepared to pick up where they left off (Social Cues— 2019’s Grammy winner for Best Rock Album) with the highly anticipated sounds of Neon Pill. It’s the perfect return for a band that has been greatly missed.

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Season of Mist

30 years later, Collective Soul is still going strong and continues to create infectious Alt-Rock music that is loved around the world. Here To Eternity contains 20 tracks of the catchy melodies, driving guitars, and soaring choruses that have defined the band's sound since their early days. This is a love letter to the fans.

kerry king
Reigning Phoenix Music America

Eilish’s third studio album, her most daring body of work to date, does exactly as the title suggests; hits you hard and soft both lyrically and sonically, while bending genres and defying trends along the way. “This whole process has felt like I’m coming back to the girl that I was,” Eilish says. “I’ve been grieving her. I’ve been looking for her in everything.”

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Gibson Records

Known for their eclectic Americana/roots fusion of alternative & outlaw country, rock, blues, R&B and Tejano/Tex-Mex influences, The Mavericks appropriately recorded these tracks in Nashville, New Mexico and Louisiana. The result invokes both a timeless feel of a classic Mavericks while again challenging conventions and pushing boundaries.

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Fueled By Ramen

Known for their eclectic Americana/roots fusion of alternative & outlaw country, rock, blues, R&B and Tejano/Tex-Mex influences, The Mavericks appropriately recorded these tracks in Nashville, New Mexico and Louisiana. The result invokes both a timeless feel of a classic Mavericks while again challenging conventions and pushing boundaries.

collective soul
SO Recordings

30 years later, Collective Soul is still going strong and continues to create infectious Alt-Rock music that is loved around the world. Here To Eternity contains 20 tracks of the catchy melodies, driving guitars, and soaring choruses that have defined the band's sound since their early days. This is a love letter to the fans.

billie eilish
Metal Blade Records

Eilish’s third studio album, her most daring body of work to date, does exactly as the title suggests; hits you hard and soft both lyrically and sonically, while bending genres and defying trends along the way. “This whole process has felt like I’m coming back to the girl that I was,” Eilish says. “I’ve been grieving her. I’ve been looking for her in everything.”

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New Release Round-Up 05-24-24

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Blue Note 85 Tone Poets Series

Bobby Hutcherson - Total Eclipse (Blue Note Tone Poet Vinyl Series) Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View

Donald Byrd - Byrd's Eye View

Vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in 1955 for producer Tom Wilson's short-lived Boston-based label Transition Records, Byrd's Eye View was trumpeter Donald Byrd's first issued recording as a leader. The date presented Byrd at the helm of what was then the current line-up of The Jazz Messengers with tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, pianist Horace Silver, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Art Blakey. Local Boston area trumpeter Joe Gordon joins the band for some friendly brass sparring with Byrd on several numbers, further adding to the album's jovial air of a blowing session. Everyone is in fine form on this 5-song set with Side A consisting of an extended stroll through Watkins' laid-back original "Doug's Blues" followed by some inspired trading between Byrd and Gordon on "El Sino." A beautiful rendition of the ballad "Everything Happens To Me" and two swinging Mobley pieces comprise Side B, bringing this highly-enjoyable date to a close.

Bobby Hutcherson - Total Eclipse (Blue Note Tone Poet Vinyl Series)

Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing housed in gatefold tip-on jacket. Bobby Hutcherson's 1968 album Total Eclipse was the vibraphonist's first recording to feature saxophonist Harold Land who would become a key collaborator for years to come. Rounding out the band were pianist Chick Corea, bassist Reggie Johnson, and drummer Joe Chambers on this impassioned post-bop set. This stereo Tone Poet Vinyl Edition was produced by Joe Harley, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original analog master tapes

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 Twenty One Pilots - Clancy

Twenty One Pilots - Clancy

Clancy marks Twenty One Pilots’ first studio album in three years and follows their RIAA Gold certified LP, Scaled And Icy. With details of the release teased to fans earlier this month via cryptic mailings and covert artswaps on streaming services, “Overcompensate” welcomes listeners back to the band’s immersive world of ‘Trench.’ Layers of synths build over a racing breakbeat in the song - a skilled passage of alternative dynamics, flexing in time, and ready to explode. Having amassed over 33 billion streams worldwide and over 3 million tickets sold across global headline tours, the Columbus, OH based duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have established themselves as one of the most successful bands of the 21st century and redefined the sound of a generation.  Co-produced by Joseph and Paul Meany, Clancy marks the final chapter in an ambitious multi-album narrative first introduced in the band's 2015 multi-Platinum breakthrough, Blurryface.  Furthermore, Clancy’s forthcoming release on May 17th coincides with the 9th anniversary of Blurryface, which was released exactly nine years prior to the day. Twenty One Pilots extended the ambitious concept laid out in Blurryface with their 2018 Platinum-certified album TRENCH.  Featuring the multi-Platinum and Platinum singles “Chlorine,” “My Blood” and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated “Jumpsuit,” the album graced spots on “Best of” year-end lists by Billboard, KERRANG!, Alternative Press, and Rock Sound—who placed it at #1.


 DIIV - Frog in Boiling Water

DIIV - Frog In Boiling Water

Produced by Chris Coady and written by DIIV (pronounced Dive), Frog in Boiling Water, the band’s fourth full-length LP is a collection of snapshots that explores the brutal realities of end-stage capitalism and overwhelming technological advance. Across 10 dark and dazzling tracks, DIIV documents the collapse from various angles with unusual sensitivity and depth of purpose while expanding their grand, hypnotic shoegaze, to create a transportive, sensual work of hope, beauty and renewal.

 Wallows - Model

Wallows - Model

Wallows / MODEL / The trio - comprised of Dylan Minnette, Braeden Lemasters and Cole Preston - recently announced their upcoming album, which is set to drop May 2024 via Atlantic Records. Product info: Indie Exclusive vinyl, Solid Orchid/Translucent Orange Crush

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Twenty One Pilots - Clancy [Indie Exclusive Clear w/Opaque Red Splatter LP]

Wallows - Model [Indie Exclusive Horizon Colored LP]

DIIV - Frog In Boiling Water [Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Green LP]

Lenny Kravitz - Blue Electric Light [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink/Blue 2LP]

Creed - Greatest Hits [2 LP]

Andrew Bird Trio - Sunday Morning Put-On [INDIE EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition Translucent Ruby Red LP]

Rival Sons - Head Down [LP]

Young Jesus - The Fool [Opaque White LP]

Paul Weller - 66 [Blue LP]

Aluminum - Fully Beat [Pale Blue LP]

Thursday - WAR ALL THE TIME (LIVE) [2 LP]

Fania All Stars - Latin-Soul-Rock (50th Anniversary) [LP]

NewJeans - Newjeans 'how Sweet' Standard Ver.

RM (BTS) - Right Place, Wrong Person (Ver. A, B, C)

Courettes - Hold On We're Comin' [Colored Vinyl] (Red)

Travis Denning - Roads That Go Nowhere

Gyasi - Rock N'roll Swordfight [Limited Edition] (Stic)

Howlers - What You've Got To Lose To Win It All - Pink Vinyl

La Luz - News Of The Universe [Colored Vinyl]

Old Man Luedecke - She Told Me Where To Go [Colored Vinyl] (Grn) (Stic)

Richey, Kim - Every New Beginning

Say Anything - Is Committed

Shenseea - Never Gets Late Here

Alex Sipiagin - Horizons

Connie Smith - Love Prison Wisdom & Heartaches

Spinners  -  Full Circle

Vegyn - The Road To Hell Is Paved With Good Intentions

& More .....

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Ringo Starr - Crooked Boy

Ringo Starr - Crooked Boy- UMe

 Video Available 

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