• New Release Round-Up 02-23-18

     

    Caroline Rose - Loner

    Caroline Rose - LonerCaroline Rose - LonerCaroline Rose - Loner - New West Records
    The songs and narrative’s on Loner reflect my life over the last couple years––I joined Tinder, I got my first apartment and painted it teal, I went to parties, I discussed politics, I had a girlfriend, we traveled the country, we broke up. I learned, for better or worse, how to be a member of the modern world. Turns out the modern world is terrifying. Tired of the bottomless pit of sad songs, I decided to put a spin on my greatest songwriting inspirations––misogyny, unplanned pregnancy, Capitalism, anxiety, loneliness and death––and wrap such depressing subject matter in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito…Because it’s hard being serious all the time and sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail. Loner reflects the styles of music I love––pop, folk, punk, electronic, and surf music––all thrown into a blender with a ladle full of cheeky satire. I call it Schizodrift. It sounds like Blondie drunk on mai tais. Loner was co-produced by myself and the wonderful Paul Butler (Devendra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul & The Broken Bones) and recorded in freezing Northern California, in addition to my parent’s attic and my last apartment. It was mixed by sound guru Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Nick Hakim, Show Me The Body) in Brooklyn, NY. - Caroline Rose

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    Vance Joy - Nation Of Two - Atlantic
    James Keogh, otherwise known as Vance Joy, is a folk/pop artist from Melbourne, Australia. Vance Joy’s love of music was inspired by his mother’s aptitude at literature and his father’s fondness of singing. His parents’ vast, eclectic record collection only served to heighten his partiality to it. After completing a university degree in law, he decided to take a year’s break to focus on making music. He travelled to India and South-East Asia with a collection of songs rattling around in his head. When he came home, they all fell into place. Like the unforced orchestration of his songs, Vance Joy’s recent success has developed organically.

    Concert For George (Live at Royal Albert Hall) - Craft Recordings
    On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George’s songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Monty Python, Billy Preston, Jools Holland, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Joe Brown, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison and many more. In honor of George Harrison’s 75th birthday (February 25), the Grammy®-winning release Concert For George, is available for the first time on vinyl, released as a 4-LP Box Set, as well as well as new CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray combo configurations.

    Joshua Hyslop - Echos

    Joshua Hyslop - EchosJoshua Hyslop - EchosJoshua Hyslop - Echos - Nettwerk Records
    Joshua Hyslop's new album Echos, releases this week (Nettwerk) and is an empathetic collection of stories reflecting the Vancouver based singer/songwriters personal experiences as well as those around him. Since emerging with his 2012 full-length debut Where The Mountain Meets The Valley, Joshua Hyslop has accumulated over 65 Million streams worldwide, performed over 200 shows spanning North America and Europe, garnered critical acclaim and support throughout the media and industry peers, and has carved out an impressive diehard fan base.

    Video Available


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    Grant-Lee Phillips - Widdershins - Yep Roc Records
    I'm drawing from the urgency of the moment, says acclaimed Nashville-based singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips, of Widdershins, his ninth solo album out this week on Yep Roc Records. Inspired by the things that eat away in the late hours, Phillips invests the insight, nuance and wit in a riveting dissection of today's fraught social landscape. Recorded over four days at Sound Emporium in Nashville, the 13-track set was produced by Phillips (guitar/vocals/keyboards) and cut largely live in the studio as a trio with Jerry Roe (drums) and Lex Price (bass). Mixed by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Punch Brothers) and engineered by Mike Stankiewicz, the album delivers its poetic truths in Phillips' peerless melodic sensibilities, relayed via vocal performances that balance intensity and vulnerability.

    Fever Ray - Plunge - Mute U.S.
    Fever Ray's new album, Plunge, is the first release in eight years since the celebrated self-titled debut in 2009. Plunge was recorded in Karin Dreijer’s Stockholm studio in collaboration with the producers Paula Temple, Deena Abdelwahed, NÍDIA, Tami T, Peder Mannerfelt and Johannes Berglund. Karin Dreijer is one half of the electronic duo The Knife along with her brother, Olof Dreijer.





    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    S. Carey - Hundred Acres [Translucent Green LP]
    Turnstile - Time & Space [LP]
    Screaming Females - All At Once [2LP]
    Danielle Nicole - Cry No More [LP]
    Milestones - Red Lights
    Reggie And The Full Effect - 41 [LP]
    Tony Banks - Five
    Holly Miranda - Mutual Horse [LP]
    Big Smo - Special Reserve
    Remo Drive - Greatest Hits
    Ty Dolla $ign - Beach House 3 [2LP]
    Nina Simone - The Colpix Singles Remastered [Mono LP]
    Nightcrawlers - The Biophonic Boombox Recordings [2LP]
    Dessa - Chime [LP]
    Strange Names - Data [LP]
    We Sell The Dead - Heaven Doesn't Want You and Hell Is Full [LP]
    Lo Moon - Lo Moon [LP]
    David Bowie - Heroes: 2017 Remastered Version [LP]
    David Bowie - Stage: 2017 Remastered Version [3LP]
    David Bowie - Low: 2017 Remastered Version [LP]
    David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps): 2017 Remastered Version [LP]
    David Bowie - Lodger: 2017 Remastered Version [LP]

    & More .....

    Alice Cooper - The Sound Of A EP [10in Vinyl]
    Jimi Hendrix - Lover Man/ Foxey Lady [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 7in]

    Xiu Xiu & R - Xiu Xiu / (R) [Split Vinyl]
    Dr. Octagon - Octagon Octagon
    Confidence Man - Don't You Know I'm In A Band
    Dr. Dog - Go Out Fighting
    Blackberry Smoke - I'll Keep Ramblin'


     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds

    Jonathan Wilson - Rare BirdsJonathan Wilson - Rare BirdsJonathan Wilson - Rare Birds - Bella Union
    Jonathan Wilson had a busy 2017, producing Father John Misty's grammy-nominated Pure Comedy and touring arenas around the globe as a guitarist and vocalist for Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters (for whom he also contributed to the lauded Is This The Life We Really Want? album.) Wilson also saw widespread acclaim heaped on Karen Elson’s sophomore LP Double Roses, which he recorded with her in Los Angeles in 2016. But it's not looking like Wilson is going to get much of a rest in 2018 either, as he'll be continuing on with the worldwide Waters tour and is set to release his own new solo album Rare Birds next week. The highly anticipated long player - which features backing vocals from Lana Del Rey, Josh Tillman, fellow Roger Waters bandmates Lucius and an extraordinary musical gift from otherworldly Brian Eno collaborator Laraaji - will be released through Bella Union worldwide.

    Early Listen Available Video Available





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    Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - After The Fall

    Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - After The FallKeith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - After The Fall - ECM Records
    The group colloquially known as “the Standards trio” has made many outstanding recordings, and After The Fall must rank with the very best of them. “I was amazed to hear how well the music worked,” writes Keith Jarrett in his liner note. “For me, it’s not only a historical document, but a truly great concert.” This performance – in Newark, New Jersey in November 1998 – marked Jarrett’s return to the concert stage after a two year hiatus. Joined by improvising partners Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, he glides and soars through classics of the Great American Songbook including “The Masquerade Is Over”, “Autumn Leaves”, “When I Fall In Love” and “I’ll See You Again”. There are also breath-taking accounts of hallowed bebop tunes including Charlie Parker’s “Scrapple From The Apple”, Bud Powell’s “Bouncin’ With Bud” and Sonny Rollins’s “Doxy”.

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  • New Release Round-Up 02-16-18

     

    New Releases 16 Feb 2018



    Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems [Limited Edition LP Box Set] - Matador
    A new Belle & Sebastian release is always something to cheer. So three new releases leads to the inevitable conclusion: three cheers! Here is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, and play at the official London residence of the US ambassador (the last president’s ambassador, not the current one’s). Murdoch, as ever, is not the only writer. Sarah Martin (violin/vocals) brought in the delicious ‘The Same Star’, which marries Belle and Sebastian’s melodiousness to a pounding Motown backbeat, and was produced by Leo Abrahams (Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts, Regina Spektor). “We’d met Leo in February of 2016, and I’d say that meeting and the recording of ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’ were the first tangible steps of this EP project,” Martin says. “We didn’t have a stack of songs to play him, but we liked him and he became a part of the plan from that point - and when I’d got to a point with ‘The Same Star’ where it just needed to be recorded, I thought it could benefit from having a producer to steer things, and fortunately we had a slot in the diary marked ‘Leo’ coming up. It’s not a song we’d laboured over playing for months - it fell together quite quickly thanks in large part to Bob’s [Bobby Kildea, guitarist] enthusiasm and Stuart’s willingness to dismember an old song and repurpose the break, so that it wasn’t just the same three chords over and over and over.” There’s one big reason why 15 songs are coming out on three EPs, rather than one album. “We’d made a couple of LPs, Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister, within the space of six months,” Murdoch says, remembering the early days of the band’s career, and how that fed into their decision-making this time.

    Pianos Become The Teeth - Wait For Love

    Pianos Become The Teeth - Wait For LovePianos Become The Teeth - Wait For LovePianos Become The Teeth - Wait For Love - Epitaph
    Wait For Love, their fourth album, sees Pianos Become The Teeth taking another sonic step forward to craft a musical statement that truly transcends genres. The Baltimore natives have produced a collection of songs that feature lush soundscapes and a more nuanced and melodic sound when compared to the screamo-aggression of their early work. Fans who have followed the band’s trajectory—from their 2013 split with Touché Amoré—can trace the way the band’s sound has evolved from a melodic screamo act to a group that create heaviness and weight via raw emotion instead of distortion and dissonance.

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    Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive - Merge Records
    After the shocking, and for many, demoralizing result of the 2016 election, “I didn’t buy the silver lining some were promoting that ‘well, at least art and music will be great now!’,” says Superchunk co-founder and frontman Mac McCaughan. “Obviously, any sane person would gladly trade four to eight years of terrible music for not having our country dismantled to satisfy the whims of a vengeful child and his enablers.” That said, good music and art still have a lot to say, and the urgency of current events gave Mac, Laura, Jim, and Jon the momentum to make something new sooner than later. “It would be strange to be in a band, at least our band, and make a record that completely ignored the surrounding circumstances that we live in and that our kids are going to grow up in.” Enter What A Time To Be Alive, Superchunk’s first album in over four years, out February 16, 2018, on Merge Records. It’s a record, says Mac, “about a pretty dire and depressing situation but hopefully not a record that is dire and depressing to listen to.”

    Ought - Room Inside The World - Merge Records
    On Room Inside The WorldOught's third album and their first for Merge—growing up doesn’t mean mellowing out so much as it means learning to pay attention, listening carefully and openly, staying somewhere long enough to really understand where you are. Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Silver Jews), Room Inside the World explores themes that have always concerned the band—identity, connection, survival in a precarious world—but with a bolder, more nuanced sound palette. Vibraphone, justly intonated synthesizers, drum machines, and a 70-piece choir suffuse the precise post-punk breakdowns that spangled Ought’s first two albums, giving rise to an emotional complexity that pushes their characteristically taut sound to greater depths.

    Born Ruffians - Uncle, Duke & The Chief - Yep Roc Records
    Produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins), Uncle, Duke & The Chief is a record less concerned with what sounds hip than what feels good. In the Born Ruffians case that meant shedding some of their more arty influences (the Pixies, Talking Heads) and reconnecting with the sounds they first heard on their parents turntables as kids: Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, and pre-psychedelic Beatles. It's about going back to the deepest, most satisfying itch to scratch, says lead singer Luke Lalonde. And in doing so, the album takes you back to a time when the Ruffians sounded less like a band and more like a gang, raising a wild ruckus and speaking in telepathic tongues.




    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Brandi Carlile - By The Way, I Forgive You [LP]
    Craig David - The Time Is Now [LP]
    Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall [2LP]
    Kendrick Lamar - Damn. Collectors Edition. [Limited Edition Clear LP]
    Wild Beasts - Last Night All My Dreams Came True [2LP]
    Morbid Angel - Kingdoms Disdained [7in Vinyl Box Set]
    Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts Of The Great Highway [LP]
    Polica & S T A R G A Z E - Music For The Long Emergency [LP]
    Senses Fail - If There Is Light, It Will Find You [LP]
    Shannon & The Clams - Onion [LP]
    Nipsey Hustle - Victory Lap
    Nina Simone - Nina Simone At Town Hall [Limited Edition Pink LP]
    Everything Is Recorded - Everything Is Recorded By Richard Russell [LP]
    I'm With Her - See You Around [LP]
    Loma - Loma [LP]
    Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy [LP]
    U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited [LP]

    & More .....

    Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 3) EP [Vinyl]
    Mt. Si - 911 EP [Vinyl]
    Mansions - Deserter EP [Vinyl]
    Brett Dennen - Let's… EP
    Good Old War - Part Of You EP
    Ride - Tomorrow's Shore EP [Vinyl]
    Twitching Tongues - Kill For You
    Jeremy Messersmith - Purple Hearts



     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Caroline Rose - Loner

    Caroline Rose - LonerCaroline Rose - LonerCaroline Rose - Loner - New West Records
    The songs and narrative’s on Loner reflect my life over the last couple years––I joined Tinder, I got my first apartment and painted it teal, I went to parties, I discussed politics, I had a girlfriend, we traveled the country, we broke up. I learned, for better or worse, how to be a member of the modern world. Turns out the modern world is terrifying. Tired of the bottomless pit of sad songs, I decided to put a spin on my greatest songwriting inspirations––misogyny, unplanned pregnancy, Capitalism, anxiety, loneliness and death––and wrap such depressing subject matter in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito…Because it’s hard being serious all the time and sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail. Loner reflects the styles of music I love––pop, folk, punk, electronic, and surf music––all thrown into a blender with a ladle full of cheeky satire. I call it Schizodrift. It sounds like Blondie drunk on mai tais. Loner was co-produced by myself and the wonderful Paul Butler (Devendra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul & The Broken Bones) and recorded in freezing Northern California, in addition to my parent’s attic and my last apartment. It was mixed by sound guru Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Nick Hakim, Show Me The Body) in Brooklyn, NY. - Caroline Rose

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    Joshua Hyslop - Echos

    Joshua Hyslop - EchosJoshua Hyslop - EchosJoshua Hyslop - Echos - Nettwerk Records
    Joshua Hyslop's new album Echos, releases on February 23, 2018 (Nettwerk) and is an empathetic collection of stories reflecting the Vancouver based singer/songwriters personal experiences as well as those around him. Since emerging with his 2012 full-length debut Where The Mountain Meets The Valley, Joshua Hyslop has accumulated over 65 Million streams worldwide, performed over 200 shows spanning North America and Europe, garnered critical acclaim and support throughout the media and industry peers, and has carved out an impressive diehard fan base.

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Music Releases 02-23-18

Caroline Rose - Loner [LP]

Caroline Rose - Loner [LP]

New Vinyl: $19.98
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<p><span>The songs and narrative&rsquo;s on LONER reflect my life over the last couple years&ndash;&ndash;I joined Tinder, I got my first apartment and painted it teal, I went to parties, I discussed politics, I had a girlfriend, we traveled the country, we broke up. I learned, for better or worse, how to be a member of the modern world. Turns out the modern world is terrifying. Tired of the bottomless pit of sad songs, I decided to put a spin on my greatest songwriting inspirations&ndash;&ndash;misogyny, unplanned pregnancy, Capitalism, anxiety, loneliness and death&ndash;&ndash;and wrap such depressing subject matter in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito&hellip;Because it&rsquo;s hard being serious all the time and sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail. Loner reflects the styles of music I love&ndash;&ndash;pop, folk, punk, electronic, and surf music&ndash;&ndash;all thrown into a blender with a ladle full of cheeky satire. I call it Schizodrift. It sounds like Blondie drunk on mai tais. Loner was co-produced by myself and the wonderful Paul Butler (Devendra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul &amp; The Broken Bones) and recorded in freezing Northern California, in addition to my parent&rsquo;s attic and my last apartment. It was mixed by sound guru Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Nick Hakim, Show Me The Body) in Brooklyn, NY. - C.Rose</span></p>
Vance Joy - Nation Of Two

Vance Joy - Nation Of Two

New CD: $13.99   $11.99
<p><span>James Keogh, otherwise known as </span><strong>Vance Joy</strong><span>, is a folk/pop artist from Melbourne, Australia. Vance Joy&rsquo;s love of music was inspired by his mother&rsquo;s aptitude at literature and his father&rsquo;s fondness of singing. His parents&rsquo; vast, eclectic record collection only served to heighten his partiality to it. After completing a university degree in law, he decided to take a year&rsquo;s break to focus on making music. He travelled to India and South-East Asia with a collection of songs rattling around in his head. When he came home, they all fell into place. Like the unforced orchestration of his songs, Vance Joy&rsquo;s recent success has developed organically.</span></p>
Various Artists - Concert For George (Live at Royal Albert Hall) [2CD]

Various Artists - Concert For George (Live at Royal Albert Hall) [2CD]

New CD: $19.98
<p><span>On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at Londonís Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured Georgeís songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Monty Python, Billy Preston, Jools Holland, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Joe Brown, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison and many more. In honor of George Harrisonís 75th birthday (February 25), the Grammyģ-winning release CONCERT FOR GEORGE, will be available for the first time on vinyl, released as a 4-LP Box Set, as well as well as new CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray combo configurations.</span></p>
Joshua Hyslop - Echos [LP]

Joshua Hyslop - Echos [LP]

New Vinyl: $21.98
Video
<p>Joshua Hyslopís new album Echos, releases on February 23, 2018 (Nettwerk) and is an empathetic collection of stories reflecting the Vancouver based singer/songwriters personal experiences as well as those around him. Since emerging with his 2012 full-length debut Where The Mountain Meets The Valley, Joshua Hyslop has accumulated over 65 Million streams worldwide, performed over 200 shows spanning North America and Europe, garnered critical acclaim and support throughout the media and industry peers, and has carved out an impressive diehard fan base.</p>
Grant-Lee Phillips - Widdershins

Grant-Lee Phillips - Widdershins

New CD: $16.98
<p><span>I'm drawing from the urgency of the moment, says acclaimed Nashville-based singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips, of Widdershins, his ninth solo album set for a February 23, 2018 release on Yep Roc Records. Inspired by the things that eat away in the late hours, Phillips invests the insight, nuance and wit in a riveting dissection of today's fraught social landscape.</span><br><br><span>Recorded over four days at Sound Emporium in Nashville, the 13-track set was produced by Phillips (guitar/vocals/keyboards) and cut largely live in the studio as a trio with Jerry Roe (drums) and Lex Price (bass). Mixed by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Punch Brothers) and engineered by Mike Stankiewicz, the album delivers its poetic truths in Phillips' peerless melodic sensibilities, relayed via vocal performances that balance intensity and vulnerability.</span></p>
Fever Ray - Plunge [LP]

Fever Ray - Plunge [LP]

New Vinyl: $25.98
<p><span>Fever Ray's new album, Plunge, is the first release in eight years since the celebrated self-titled debut in 2009. Plunge was recorded in Karin Dreijer&rsquo;s Stockholm studio in collaboration with the producers Paula Temple, Deena Abdelwahed, N&Iacute;DIA, Tami T, Peder Mannerfelt and Johannes Berglund. Karin Dreijer is one half of the electronic duo The Knife along with her brother, Olof Dreijer.</span></p>
Screaming Females - All At Once [2LP]

Screaming Females - All At Once [2LP]

New Vinyl: $26.98
<p><span>Throughout their lifetime as a band, Screaming Females have moved against the prevailing winds. Over six albums and more than a decade of touring, they have remained deeply individual and steadfastly DIY. Each new album has been a reaction to the last -- a chance for the band to challenge itself and its audience by switching course and subverting expectations. All At Once is Screaming Females seventh record -- a double LP that captures the band at its most ambitious and expansive. The trio spent a month recording with Bayles in Seattle, splitting time between London Bridge Studio and Red Room. They employed an expanded palette of instrumentation (organs, wurlitzers, synthesizers) and even a few guests (Fugazis Brendan Canty adds a second drum set to Soft Domination). The expectations that surround being in a band have changed a lot since Screaming Females started up in 2005. Part of that is the shift into an internet-enhanced culture -- where experience of bodies in a room is sometimes subjugated by data, metrics, and the projection of identity through digital means. All At Once is a reminder there's a hopeful and joyful energy to underground music-making. Patience, perseverance, and long term dedication still work.&nbsp;2xLP includes download card.</span></p>
Alice Cooper - The Sound Of A EP [10in Vinyl]

Alice Cooper - The Sound Of A EP [10in Vinyl]

New Vinyl: $10.99
<p><span>Swampy psychedelic song from his 2017 "Paranormal" album + 4 live tracks!</span></p>

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