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New Release Round-Up 06-24-16


New Releases Fri 24 June
 


THE AVETT BROTHERS - True Sadness - Republic
In a heartfelt personal letter penned by Seth Avett, Grammy Award®-nominated alternative folk collective The Avett Brothers revealed details of their new album, True Sadness [American/Republic Records]. The first single is titled Ain't No Man.  The record reflects THE AVETT BROTHERS artistic, musical, and personal evolution over 16 years as a band. Eloquently describing what's to come on the horizon, Seth writes, True Sadness is a patchwork quilt, both thematically and stylistically. Wherein a myriad of contrasting fabrics make perfect sense on the same plane, this album draws upon countless resources from its writers and performers. He goes on to cite pervasive and cornerstone influences such as, Queen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimmie Rodgers, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Gillian Welch, Aretha Franklin, Walt Disney, Pink Floyd, Kings of Convenience, calypso of the 1950 s and country of the 1930's. Most importantly, he assures, Throughout the album, we stitched together the boldest red and the calmest green, polka dots and stripes, the roughest denim and the smoothest velveteen. They came together because they are the best patterns we have and because each of us brought our own fabric to the quilting frame.

RICH ROBINSON - Flux - Eagle Records
With Flux, Rich Robinson presents his most accomplished solo album to date--13 new, original songs that draw deeply on his diverse roots. A blues-rock odyssey straight from Robinson’s soul, the guitarist returned to Applehead Studios in Saugerties, NY, the recording facility that has become his creative hub. Nestled away within Woodstock’s famed artist enclave, Robinson’s work at the studio has yielded Woodstock Sessions, The Ceaseless Sight, and now Flux.

DEERHOOF - The Magic - Polyvinyl Records
After all the accolades from press and peers, what’s a legendary band to do? Forget the recording studio, rent out an abandoned office space in the middle of the New Mexico desert, set up, plug in and play REALLY LOUD. Starting with hardly a notion of the outcome, by seven days later Deerhoof had found (you guessed it) The Magic: a raw and refreshing 15-song wallop of an album about what happens when you leave your comfort zone.

NEIL YOUNG & THE PROMISE OF THE REAL - Earth - Reprise
"98 uninterrupted minutes long, Earth flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together. our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well and the animals, insects, birds and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times." - Niel Young 

WE ARE SCIENTISTS - Helter Seltzer - 100%
We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe return with their fifth album. Titled Helter Seltzer and released via 100% Records, it is preceded by the single release of 'Buckle', the album's opening track. For this album We Are Scientists asked their ex-keyboard player Max Hart to produce. Max had just finished a three-year stint as the keyboardist for international super-mega-person Katy Perry, choosing as his final gig Ms. Perry's performance at the 2015 Super Bowl. After a number of small producing projects squeezed in between tours, he was ready to roll up his sleeves and dive in. Max rented a studio space in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighbourhood, outfitting it with gear he had accumulated over a decade of obsessive internet shopping. In early March, the team got to work. At their disposal was a trove of new We Are Scientists demos as well as Max's inside-out familiarity with hits like 'Teenage Dream' and 'Firework' and 'Dark Horse.' Sifting through the options, a direction emerged: they would use the tones and trickery of radio pop to add a sweet sheen to the new crop of distinctively We Are Scientists songs. Months of toil and trial and error finally brought the right balance, and the finished recordings were shipped to mixer Chris Coady at Sunset Sound in L.A. Coady has quietly emerged in recent years as one of the finest mixers of glossy indie pop, with credits that include Future Islands, Beach House, and !!!. In 'Helter Seltzer' he knew he had an album that should shimmer but also bang, and he applied all of the magic and sauce at his disposal to insure it did exactly that. Finally, the music was passed through the deluxe mastering machine that are the ears of Greg Calbi (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Noel Gallagher, Perfume Genius) to add a coat of heft and sparkle, and in January of 2016, nearly a year after construction began, the album was pronounced complete.

THE EXPLORERS CLUB - Together - Goldstar Recordings
The Explorers Club mark their return with Together, the quintet's third album of harmony laden sounds. Hot off the heels of "Freedom Wind", their first release which showcased their Beach Boys influences, and the triumphant follow-up "Grand Hotel", an exploration of Classic soft pop ideals, "Together" is sure to be the soundtrack for Summer 2016. Jason Brewer, founder and visionary of the band, has patterned the album in the mold of post-Pet Sounds Beach Boys classics such as Friends, Sunflower and Love You, while adding his own unique touches and flourishes of inspiration with his band mates. Listeners can expect exquisite harmonies, tight musicianship, flowing melodies, and gorgeous vocals. Standout tracks include the modern sunshine doo-wop of "California's Calling Ya", the bouncy pop of "Once In A While" and the contemplative "Quietly". "Together" is a must for fans of well-crafted pop music.

JON PARDI - California Sunrise

JON PARDI - California SunriseSUBLIME - Remastered Vinyl - Geffen Records
This month marks 24 years since the sight of Opie's demented sun and the tunes off Sublime's debut album, 40 Oz. To Freedom! To help celebrate Geffen are Re-releasing 40oz. To Freedom along with Robbin' The Hood and Sublime on remastered 180g 2-LP gatefold with removable 3D lenticular cover art. Also making their debut on newly remastered standard weight 1-LP are Second Hand Smoke, Stand By Your Van and Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends. Click Here for the full line up of remastered vinyl along with a few classic Sublime releases.




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DJ SHADOW - The Mountain Will Fall

DJ SHADOW - The Mountain Will FallDJ SHADOW - The Mountain Will Fall - Mass AppealDJ SHADOW - The Mountain Will Fall
The Mountain Will Fall is the new 2016 album from Californian hip-hop legend DJ Shadow. The album includes the outstanding single 'Nobody Speak' featuring Run The Jewels.  Other guests on the release include Nils Frahm & Ernie Fresh. 
Video Available 


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Still listening to:

John Mellencamp - The Vinyl Reissues John Mellencamp - The Vinyl Collection - Mercury/UMe
Five John Mellencamp albums have been reissued on 180-gram vinyl LPs on June 10 by Mercury/UMe. New lacquers for American Fool, Uh-Huh,Scarecrow, The Lonesome Jubilee, and Big Daddy were cut from their original analog master tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, with the vinyl LPs manufactured by Record Industry. The albums are available now for order, individually and gathered in a limited edition 5-LP vinyl box set, The Vinyl Collection 1982-1989.



ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Drowners - On Desire
Motorhead - Clean Your Clock
DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall
Jerry Garcia - Garcialive Volume 6: July 5, 1973 Lion's Share
Bangles - Ladies And Gentlemen... The Bangles!
The Alan Parsons Symphonic Project - Live In Columbia
The Rippingtons - True Stories
Whitechapel - Mark Of The Blade
Dorothy - Rockisdead
Blink-182 - Enema Of The State [Limited Edition Vinyl]
Bun E. Carlos - Greetings from Bunezuela!
Melanie De Biasio - Blackened Cities
The Interrupters - Say It Out Loud
Mock Orange - Put The Kid On The Sleepy Horse
The Felice Brothers - Life In The Dark
Eggs Over Easy - Good 'N' Cheap: The Eggs Over Easy Story
Broods - Conscious

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Nai Harvest - Just Like You / Jelly [Vinyl Single]
Arctic - Arctic EP
Lavashark - State Trooper / Susie Q EP [Vinyl]















 



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 06-17-16


New Releases Fri 17 June
 


RADIOHEAD - A Moon Shaped Pool - XL Recordings
Radiohead return with their highly anticipated ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool, featuring “Burn The Witch,” “Daydreaming” and “True Love Waits.” The album is available on CDVinyl and an Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque White Vinyl 

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - The Getaway - Warner Bros.
The Getaway is the 11th full-length studio release for Red Hot Chili Peppers and was produced by Danger Mouse. Features the singles "The Getaway" and "We Turn Red".

CASE/LANG/VEIRS - Case/Lang/Veirs

CASE/LANG/VEIRS - Case/Lang/VeirsCASE/LANG/VEIRS - Case/Lang/Veirs - AntiCASE/LANG/VEIRS - Case/Lang/Veirs
Case/Lang/Veirs, a true collaboration between three phenomenal, self-driven artists: avant-rock icon Neko Case, legendary musical nomad k.d. Lang, and indie folk star Laura Veirs. The women wrote all 14 songs and shared lead vocals equally, sometimes even within the same track. Full of stunning harmonies and spellbinding rhythms, case/lang/veirs travels through aches and eras, torch songs and tributes to the undersung. Vinyl available 7/14
Early Listen Available Video Available 


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JON PARDI - California Sunrise

JON PARDI - California SunriseJON PARDI - California Sunrise - Capitol NashvilleJON PARDI - California Sunrise
Capitol Records Nashville's Jon Pardi releases his highly-anticipated sophomore album, California Sunrise, on June 17. The album's lead single, Head Over Boots, is a swinging, mid-tempo tune and immediately connects with fans and gives a taste of what to expect from the California native's upcoming second studio album.  Pardi is often commended for sticking to his traditional country roots. I always want to have the traditional country soul while meeting the new standards of country music, explains the country singer. As with traditional country music, much of the appeal comes from a compelling narrative. Pardi adds, As a songwriter, we're looking for a good story and we're always looking to push the limits. I love having those lyrics that at first make you think it's about one thing, but it's really about something so much more. In the studio, Pardi and Butler captured a palpable live energy on California Sunrise by recording each song with a full band. I'm a big fan of a live band recording and it was really important for me to get that sound on my record, says Pardi. The heart of this record comes across with a live band. We used seven guys - one band, and there's something special about that. California Sunrise is the follow-up to Pardi's celebrated debut album, Write You A Song, featuring his Gold-selling Top 10 hit, Up All Night, along with fan-favorites What I Can't Put Down, Missin You Crazy and When I've Been Drinkin.
Early Listen Available Video Available 

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Elizabeth Cook - Exodus of Venus

Elizabeth Cook - Exodus of VenusELIZABETH COOK - Exodus of Venus - Agent Love MusicElizabeth Cook Video
Elizabeth Cook didn't quite know what she was doing. But she knew there were songs, and they had to get out. Six even years since her critically acclaimed Welder, as well as much personal tumult, there were songs that needed to be born. From Dexter Green's (also the album's producer) opening electric guitar, equal parts foreboding and fraught, Exodus of Venus hurls a churlish witness to erotic upheaval and the drives that subsume our best notions. Vinyl available 7/8
Early Listen Available Video Available 


 

Sarah Jarosz - Undercurrent

SARAH JAROSZ - UndercurrentSARAH JAROSZ - Undercurrent - Sugar HillSarah Jarosz Video
On Sarah Jarosz's fourth album, Undercurrent, the impact of being a full-time artist living in New York City is palpable. A gifted instrumentalist, singularly expressive vocalist and songwriter of rare insight, Jarosz anchors her new record with a haunting quartet of songs written and performed solo 'Early Morning Light,' 'Everything to Hide,' 'Take Another Turn' and 'Jacqueline.' She expands her palate from the swampy defiance of 'House of Mercy' to the nostalgic 'Back of My Mind.' Undercurrent captures the process of personal evolution and discovery as well as the inspirational nature of change. Vinyl available Now
Early Listen Available Video Available 


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MOGWAI - Atomic - Temporary Residence
Atomic, the new album by Scottish experimental rock legends Mogwai, is composed of reworked versions of the music recorded for the soundtrack to director Mark Cousins' acclaimed documentary Atomic: Living In Dread and Promise, which first aired on BBC Four last summer. Constructed entirely of archive film, Atomic is an impressionistic kaleidoscope of the horrors of our nuclear times - protest marches, Cold War sabre-rattling, Chernobyl and Fukishima - but also the sublime beauty of the atomic world, and how x-rays and MRI scans have improved human lives. Mogwai's soundtrack encapsulates the nightmare of the nuclear age, but its dreamlike qualities too. It is the latest in the band's series of impressive soundtracks and scores, following acclaimed albums Les Revenants (The Returned) and Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite says: "The Atomic soundtrack is one of the most intense and fulfilling projects we've taken on as a band. Ever since we went to Hiroshima to play and visited the peace park this has been a subject very close to us. The end results, both the film score and the record are pieces I'm extremely proud of."

MUMFORD & SONS - Johannesburg EP - Glassnote
Mumford & Sons are very proud to release their new set of recordings entitled Johannesburg, made with Baaba Maal, Beatenberg and The Very Best. The songs were recorded in Studio 2 and the Auditorium of the South African Broadcasting Corporation, Johannesburg in February over two all- day and all-night sessions and produced by Mumford & Sons and The Very Best's Swedish electronic music maestro, Johan Hugo.



ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

The Tragically Hip - Man Machine Poem
Gojira - Magma
Swans - The Glowing Man [Indie Exclusive 2CD/DVD Version]
Jake Bugg - On My One
Will Butler - Friday Night
Weaves - Weaves
Thousand Foot Krutch - Exhale
Mitski - Puberty 2
M Craft - Blood Moon
Sarah Jarosz - Undercurrent
The Hot Sardines - French Fries & Champagne
Derik Hultquist - Southern Iron
Star Wars: The Force Awakens [2 LP Hologram Vinyl Soundtrack]
With Confidence - Better Weather
Trash Boat - Nothing I Write Can Change What You've Been Through
Walter Trout - Alive In Amsterdam
Elizabeth Cook - Exodus Of Venus
Luke Bell - Luke Bell
Dolly Shine - Walkabout
Anthony D'amato - Cold Snap
Let's Eat Grandma - I, Gemini
Margaret Glaspy - Emotions And Math








& More .....

Frankie Lee - Buffalo
The Avett Brothers - Satan Pulls The Strings
DJ Shadow - Bergschrund (Feat. Nils Frahm)















UPCOMING RELEASES

JON PARDI - California Sunrise

JON PARDI - California SunriseSUBLIME - Remastered Vinyl - Geffen Records
This month marks 24 years since the sight of Opie's demented sun and the tunes off Sublime's debut album, 40 Oz. To Freedom! To help celebrate Geffen are Re-releasing 40oz. To Freedom along with Robbin' The Hood and Sublime on remastered 180g 2-LP gatefold with removable 3D lenticular cover art. Also making their debut on newly remastered standard weight 1-LP are Second Hand Smoke, Stand By Your Van and Acoustic: Bradley Nowell & Friends. Click Here for the full line up of remastered vinyl along with a few classic Sublime releases.





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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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