THE CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD - Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel [Indie Exclusive Low Price] - Silver Arrow Records
The fourth full-length studio release, Any Way You Love, We Know How You Feel, for the blues rock band was self-produced and is its first with new drummer Tony Leone.
FUTURE GENERATIONS - Future Generations - French Kiss
It's been nearly five years since Eddie Gore, Mike Sansevere and Eric Grossman serendipitously first met at Fordham University. Five years since they were admitted into a small, integrated community freshmen dorm that, replete with a built-in practice room and a piano in the foyer, encouraged artistic collaboration. As is natural of strangers in a strange new place, they bonded over a shared interest: in their case, a nerd-like, academic appreciation of all forms of musicianship. By the time graduation rolled around, Future Generations, formerly The Suits, expanded to include bassist and fellow Fordham graduate Devon Sheridan. With school in the rearview mirror, Future Generations spent the first few months of post-grad life in Eli Janney's (Boys Against Girls) Brooklyn studio, finishing a full-length record. Along with two tracks from the 2014 EP, ''Polysun,'' the band recorded eight new tunes for the eponymous debut. On ''Future Generations,'' which was produced by Claudius Mittendorfer (Temples, Neon Indian), Eddie's lyrical transfixions reveal a man eager to burst forth from the confines of collegiate ennui, but still pondering the same existential quandaries that unfailingly tend to catch his imagination. And the fuel for such escape comes from a formulaic synthesis of soaring guitar hooks and pulsing synths. In fact, the melody usually comes first. It's a recipe the band has happily relied on for almost five years. ''With 'Stars,' I had a reaction that wasn't about one particular thing, it was about discovering something broad about yourself,'' says Eddie. ''You have people who come along with you and people who don't. The melody made me feel that.''
BILLY TALENT - Afraid Of Heights - The End Records
Since the release of their self-titled debut in 2003, Billy Talent have cemented themselves as a generation-defining rock band. Boasting nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone and nearly 3 million albums sold internationally, the band has seen multi-platinum certifications for their albums Billy Talent I and II and III, and platinum status for the latest studio album Dead Silence. The band has enjoyed tremendous success on rock radio.
HILLARY SCOTT & THE SCOTT FAMILY - Love Remains - Capitol Nashville
Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning Lady Antebellum member Hillary Scott releases Love Remains as Hillary Scott & The Scott Family. "The process of making this album has been not only creatively inspiring but I've also really been able to grow as a person," shared Hillary Scott. "We've had this intense concentrated amount of time as a family together, which has been so special. With all that we've gone through together, the highs, the lows - to be able to process all of that together, to heal together, to grieve together, to laugh, to cry, all of those things...it's just been such a continuation of solidifying the strong foundation that we have in our family."
DESCENDENTS - Hypercaffium Spazzinate - Epitaph
On their first album in 12 years, vocalist Milo Aukerman, drummer Bill Stevenson, guitarist Stephen Egerton, and bassist Karl Alvarez channel an energy just as raw and jittery as in their earliest days—a time when the band was driven by the equally mighty forces of “rejection, food, coffee, girls, fishing, and food.” Born from the all-for-one spirit that’s forever fueled the band, Hypercaffium Spazzinate returns to the frenetically catchy sound that launched a generation of pop-minded punk acts and continues to widen the Descendents’ following around the world. The band’s first Epitaph Records release since 1996’s Everything Sucks, Hypercaffium Spazzinate began taking shape soon after the Descendents surfaced from extended hiatus for a series of gigs in 2010. With Milo now living in Delaware, Karl and Bill in Colorado, and Stephen in Oklahoma, the album came to life over a three-year period in which the band sent tracks back and forth and occasionally met up in Karl and Bill’s adopted hometown of Fort Collins. With Hypercaffium Spazzinate featuring the classic Milo cartoon as its cover art—this time, he’s got his head affixed to a lab flask in an attempt to “synthesize some bonus caffeine,” as Milo explains—the album finds the band both honoring their past and living fully in the moment. “Since the dawn of rock-and-roll every band’s tried to pretend they exist in the age group of 18 to 35, no matter how old they get,” says Karl. “But this band’s very honest about the fact that we’re not teenagers anymore.” Still, thanks in part to their enduring legacy within skate culture and punk communities, the Descendents maintain a vitality that’s amply reflected on the new album. “Each time we make a record it’s almost like the first time all over again,” says Bill. “There’s a quote from Ornette Coleman about how the song is the territory, and what you do with the song is the adventure. We’re definitely still going on all these little adventures together.”
DINOSAUR JR. - Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not - Jagjaguwar
Let's face facts - in 2016 it is remarkable that there's a new Dinosaur Jr. album to go ape over. After all, the original line-up of the band (J Mascis, Lou Barlow & Murph) only recorded three full albums during their initial run in the 1980s. Everyone was gob-smacked when they reunited in 2005. Even more so when they opted to stay together, as they have for 11 years now (on and off). And with the release of Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not, this trio redivisus has released more albums in the 21st Century than they did in the 20th. It's enough to make a man take a long, thoughtful slug of maple-flavored bourbon and count some lucky stars.
THE CADILLAC THREE - Bury Me In My Boots - Big Machine Records
Nashville’s best-kept secret, The Cadillac Three, will uncover their talent worldwide on August 5 with the release of Bury Me In My Boots. Jaren Johnston (lead vocals), Neil Mason (percussion) and Kelby Ray (lap steel) all contributed writing credits to the 14 tracks featured throughout their long-awaited album on Big Machine Records, including their current single “Drunk Like You.” The musical co-conspirators have a unique sound that hovers between radio-ready Country anthems, hard-and-heavy Rock ballads and traditional Southern folk. They have garnered a global following and were named UK Classic Rock Roll of Honour: Best New Band in 2014. Rolling Stone asserts, "Like Kings of Leon before them, they're poised for their first big break in the U.K. — where they've sold out every headlining show for nearly two years — before conquering their U.S. home turf.” Pals since high school, TC3’s musical fusion organically builds around gritty vocals, electric guitars, thundering beats and a one-of-a-kind lap steel.
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.
Music Releases 07-29-16
Movie Releases 07-29-16
The Trust [Movie] - The Trust|
New Blu-Ray: $24.99
The Lobster [Movie] - The Lobster|
New Blu-Ray: $24.99
The Bronze [Movie] - The Bronze|
New Blu-Ray: $25.99
Blindspot [TV Series] - Blindspot: The Complete First Season|
New Blu-Ray: $54.98
Batman [Animated] - Batman: The Killing Joke|
New Blu-Ray: $24.98
Manhattan Night [Movie] - Manhattan Night|
New Blu-Ray: $19.99
Meet The Blacks [Movie] - Meet The Blacks|
New Blu-Ray: $24.99
- Summer Camp|
New DVD: $19.98
The Knick [TV Series] - The Knick: The Complete Second Season|
New Blu-Ray: $34.98
Confirmation [Movie] - Confirmation|
New Blu-Ray: $24.98