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  • What's New 6-11-21

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    Kartel

    Mammoth WVH is the debut, self-titled album of Mammoth WVH – the band created by Wolfgang Van Halen. In addition to writing and singing every song, remarkably Wolfgang plays every instrument. “The name Mammoth is really special to me.” says Wolf. “Not only was it the name of Van Halen before it became Van Halen, but my father was also the lead singer. Ever since my dad told me this, I always thought that when I grew up, I’d call my own band Mammoth, because I loved the name so much.”

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    Epitaph

    Big Mess marks Elfman’s first solo collection in more than thirty years, but it’s no return to form. Clocking in at 18 tracks, the sprawling, ambitious double album finds the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer breaking bold new ground as both a writer and a performer, drawing on a dystopian palette of distorted electric guitars, industrial synthesizers and orchestra in an effort to exorcise the demons brought about by four years of creeping fascism and civil rot.

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    BMG

    Garbage return with their seventh studio album No Gods No Masters, to be released 11th June 2021. “This is our seventh record, the significant numerology of which affected the DNA of its content: the seven virtues, the seven sorrows, and the seven deadly sins. It was our way of trying to make sense of the craziness of the world and the astounding chaos we found ourselves in.” -Shirley Manson

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    Lightning Rod Records

    The title is more of an attitude than anything else, answering the question what if the four boys were sitting on a porch together and someone begins to sing a favorite old Gospel song or a country and Western standard, and everyone else just joined in? That is what happened at RCA Studio A, but, under producer Dave Cobb’s leadership, it turned into so much more. Dave and co. kept coming to the table with terrific creative ideas to enhance the Front Porch experience.

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    Dine Alone

    The album was written and recorded during the pandemic, and though COVID-19 restrictions didn't allow Ward (At The Drive-In, Sparta) to record the album in person with other musicians, it does feature a very notable rhythm section: bassist Ben Kenney of Incubus (and briefly of The Roots) and drummer Tucker Rule of Thursday. "My friends did this for the pure love of making music with a friend," Ward said of Ben and Tucker.

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  • New Release Round-Up 06-11-21

    Mammoth WVH - Mammoth WVH

    Mammoth WVH - Mammoth WVH - Ex1 Records
    Mammoth WVH is the debut, self-titled album of Mammoth WVH – the band created by Wolfgang Van Halen. This collection includes the chart topping new single, "Distance” plus “Don’t Back Down,” “Epiphany,” “Mammoth” and more. At the beginning of 2015, Wolf broke ground on what would become Mammoth WVH with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette [Alter Bridge, Slash] behind the board. Wolf began to embrace his voice, inspired by everyone from his father, to bands like AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, TOOL, and Jimmy Eat World. In addition to writing and singing every song on the self-title debut album, remarkably Wolfgang plays every instrument. “The name Mammoth is really special to me.” says Wolf. “Not only was it the name of Van Halen before it became Van Halen, but my father was also the lead singer. Ever since my dad told me this, I always thought that when I grew up, I’d call my own band Mammoth, because I loved the name so much.”



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    Danny Elfman - Big Mess

    Danny Elfman - Big Mess - Anti / Epitaph
    Big Mess marks Danny Elfman’s first solo collection in more than thirty years, but it’s no return to form. Clocking in at 18 tracks, the sprawling, ambitious double album finds the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer breaking bold new ground as both a writer and a performer, drawing on a dystopian palette of distorted electric guitars, industrial synthesizers and orchestra in an effort to exorcise the demons brought about by four years of creeping fascism and civil rot. The songs here call to mind everything from Nine Inch Nails, to David Bowie to XTC at times, balancing dense, harmonically complex arrangements with biting, acerbic wit as they reckon with the chaos and confusion of the modern world. Elfman wrote almost all of the record during quarantine, and while the anger, frustration, and isolation of it all is palpable in his delivery, Big Mess is about more than simply blowing off steam. In making the space to truly sit with his emotions and write without limitations, Elfman achieved a kind of artistic liberation on the record that had been eluding him for decades, rediscovering his voice and reinventing himself all at once in the process. Born and raised in southern California, Elfman began his career as part of a surrealist, avant-garde musical theater troupe known as The Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo. The group would eventually morph into the critically acclaimed rock band Oingo Boingo, whose high-energy performances and genre-bending sound garnered them a fanatically devoted cult following in the 1980s and ’90s. Among the group’s early fans was fledgling director Tim Burton and Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman), who enlisted Elfman to score their first feature film, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. The collaboration would prove to be the start of a long and fruitful partnership for Elfman and Burton, with Elfman going on to score a string of iconic Burton features like Batman, Beetlejuice, Big Fish, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. To date, Elfman has scored more than 100 films.

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    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Live Bullet

    Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Live Bullet - Capitol
    Considered to be one of the best live albums of all time, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band’s 'Live' Bullet was captured at Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI, in September 1975. The album was released April 12, 1976, and helped to supercharge Bob Seger’s career. To mark the 45th anniversary, the album has been remastered and will be released in its original 2LP format in both black and color vinyl.

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    Def Leppard - Volume Three [Limited Edition 9 LP Box Set]

    Def Leppard - Volume Three [Limited Edition 9 LP Box Set] - Mercury
    The 3rd in four volumes of Def Leppard's complete recorded output, this box set contains all of the recordings from the band in the 2000's and features the original packaging. Housed in rigid boxes, the set also contains a hard-backed book with rare photos by Ross Halfin and liner notes by Classic Rock's Paul Elliott. Band members Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen and Phil Collen have also contributed introductions to the set. Limited Edition 180gm 9 LP Box Set.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


    Sleater-Kinney - Path Of Wellness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque LP] Video Available

    Garbage - No Gods No Masters
    Mr. Bungle - The Night They Came Home [Blu-Ray + CD]
    Lin-Manuel Miranda - In The Heights (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Back The Way We Came: Vol. 1 (2011-2021) [Deluxe 3CD]
    Maroon 5 - JORDI
    The Shins - Oh, Inverted World: 20th Anniversary Remaster
    AFI - Bodies
    Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - A Few Stars Apart [Limited Edition Ink & Paint Black w/ White Splatter LP]
    Joe Bonamassa - Now Serving: Royal Tea: Live From The Ryman
    Leslie Jordan - Company's Comin'
    Marina - Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land

    Kiss - KISS Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 [3 LP]
    The Oak Ridge Boys - Front Porch Singin'
    Faith No More - Who Cares A Lot?: The Greatest Hits [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
    Roisin Murphy - Crooked Machine
    Indigo de Souza - I Love My Mom [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple Splatter LP]
    Jordan Davis - Buy Dirt EP
    Black Sabbath - Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition [4LP+7in]


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    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage

    Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage - Goliath Ent
    Written, recorded, and completed during lockdown, CARNAGE is the first studio album from Nick Cave & Warren Ellis outside of the Bad Seeds and their many soundtrack collaborations. The eight song project - developed amidst the downtime of a long, anxious, global emergency - showcases Cave & Ellis’ typical sonic and lyrical adventurism and stands as a quintessential record for these uncertain times. CARNAGE is shot through with moments of distilled beauty and resonating with an almost defiant sense of hope. In Cave's own words, it is "a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe."



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    Rosie Tucker - Sucker Supreme

    Rosie Tucker - Sucker Supreme - Epitaph
    Sucker Supreme is the third album from Rosie Tucker, and first for Epitaph Records. It is a coming of age album that aches with self-discovery, self-definition, and self-redefinition. Sucker Supreme is also just the right follow-up to where their last album, 2019’s Never Not Never Not Never Not, left off: still playfully observed, still sneakily political, still indebted to folk singers of the past – but also much, much bigger, brighter, louder and noisier than anything Tucker has dared before. It delivers mightily on an ambitious M.O.: to be relentlessly catchy and muscular and noisy but also beautiful; be achingly sad and searching, but never too far away from funny, either; and to spotlight Tucker’s empathetic, yearning vocals on top of it all. It takes a unique group of people to make an album that leaps out of the speakers at you like this one. Sucker Supreme is the first record made by Tucker’s current touring band: drummer Jessy Reed, guitarist Jess Kallen, and bassist Wolfy, who also occupied the producer’s chair. It’s a group of people as eager to share their long-dead folk music heroes as they are to pay homage to their still-kicking pop-punk heartthrobs.

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    Styx - Crash Of The Crown

    Styx - Crash Of The Crown - UMe
    A new era of hope, survival, and prosperity comes calling on Styx's Magnum Opus, Crash Of The Crown, the band's first studio album since 2017's The Mission. Though the 15-track album takes a hard look at some inherently dark subjects, the prevalent light at the end of the tunnel eventually becomes each song's focal point - a persistent fervor to keep moving forward and achieve the greater good. Featuring "Crash of the Crown," "Reveries" & more, available on black vinyl.

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  • What's New 6-4-21

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    Loma Vista

    Unabashedly outspoken 11 songs explore the tight bonds and the distances we share, the struggles of everyday life, our personal failings and triumphs, as well as how the social and economic decks can be stacked against us. But also hints at the reclamation of ourselves, a call to resurrect who we are at our core, who we want to be and what we want to do with our lives, despite the rampant weaponizing of our culture.

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    Astralwerks

    After a fantastic year leading up to the release of their long-awaited 3rd album We Will Always Love You, The Avalanches are set to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of their groundbreaking debut album Since I Left You, with a deluxe edition release featuring the original 18 tracks + a 21 track that includes 7 unreleased tracks + their own remixes of The Manic Street Preachers, Badly Drawn Boy, Belle & Sebastian + Franz Ferdinand.

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    Concord

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and ZZ Top frontman, Billy F Gibbons wants to take you on a desert trip. Gibbons compiled a group of a-listers including Matt Sorum and Austin Hanks and headed into the California desert to record in Pioneertown. Hardware features the guitar prowess and vocals that have made Billy a legend but it also shows him stretching his music landscape past the place where the road ends.

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    Southeastern Records

    On June 15th 2014, Jason Isbell reunited onstage with former Drive By Truckers bandmates Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley for a special round-style night in Muscle Shoals Music. The setlist includes acoustic versions of Isbell-era Truckers gems including “Heathens,” “Decoration Day” and “Zip City” as well as post-Isbell Truckers tracks like “Space City” and solo Isbell faves such as “Cover Me Up.”

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    Sham 2

    Jump For Joy is Gary Louris' long awaited 2nd solo album. Over the last three decades, the singer, songwriter, guitarist, and composer has built a deeply compelling body of music whose artistry and integrity has won the loyalty of an international audience and the respect of both critics and his peers. Best known for his seminal work with The Jayhawks, he is one of the most acclaimed musicians to come out of Minnesota's teeming rock scene.

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    BFD

    Mark Collie presents the adventures of the Rockabilly Hitman in Book Of My Blues, a ground-breaking new album. This smokey fifteen song project chronicles the tale of Jessie Wayne Hardin aka the “Rockabilly Hit-man”. The audience joins this journey of misadventure as Hardin balances the moral scales of good and evil in the service of rock and roll.

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    Nowhere Special Records

    Cleopatrick harness all the magic they’ve been brewing over their two-decade friendship and funnel it into a record that aims to reinvigorate the rock landscape from the ground up. Taking the ethos of their New Rock Mafia collective – a group of friends and fellow bands, united in making a more inclusive, equality-driven space in rock music – Bummer bursts with the sonic ambition and ferocity of a record designed to be played hard and loud.

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Music Releases 06-11-21

Artist Title Price
Garbage No Gods No Masters [Neon Green LP] New Vinyl: $28.99
Mr. Bungle The Night They Came Home [Blu-Ray + CD] New Blu-Ray: $22.99
Lin-Manuel Miranda In The Heights (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack) New CD: $18.98
Mammoth WVH Mammoth WVH [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice Translucent 2LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
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Danny Elfman Big Mess [Black + White Explosion / Opaque Sky Blue 2LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
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Sleater-Kinney Path Of Wellness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque LP] New Vinyl: $28.98
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Maroon 5 JORDI New CD: $12.99
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Back The Way We Came: Vol. 1 (2011-2021) [Deluxe 3CD] New CD: $21.98
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Swirl 2LP] New Vinyl: $48.99
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AFI Bodies New CD: $13.98
The Shins Oh, Inverted World: 20th Anniversary Remaster [LP] New Vinyl: $20.98
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real A Few Stars Apart [Limited Edition Ink & Paint Black w/ White Splatter LP] New Vinyl: $25.99
Def Leppard Volume Three [Limited Edition 9 LP Box Set] New Vinyl: $179.98
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Joe Bonamassa Now Serving: Royal Tea: Live From The Ryman New CD: $15.99
Leslie Jordan Company's Comin' [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Marina Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land New CD: $8.99
Kiss KISS Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 [3 LP] New Vinyl: $59.99
The Oak Ridge Boys Front Porch Singin' [LP] New Vinyl: $19.99
Faith No More Who Cares A Lot?: The Greatest Hits [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP] New Vinyl: $31.98
Roisin Murphy Crooked Machine [2LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
Dennis DeYoung 26 East, Vol. 2 [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Veronica Valerio & Van Dyke Parks Only in America [10in Vinyl] New Vinyl: $19.98
Indigo de Souza I Love My Mom [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple Splatter LP] New Vinyl: $26.98

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Movie Releases 06-15-21

Artist Title Price
Joe Bonamassa Now Serving: Royal Tea: Live From The Ryman [Blu-ray] New Blu-Ray: $24.98
Godzilla [Movie] Godzilla vs. Kong New Blu-Ray: $39.98
French Exit [Movie] French Exit New Blu-Ray: $24.99
Voyagers [Movie] Voyagers New Blu-Ray: $39.99
The Walking Dead: World Beyond [TV Series] The Walking Dead: World Beyond, Season 1 New Blu-Ray: $39.98

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