Music Releases 11-13-20

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Chris Stapleton

Starting Over [2LP]

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Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release from the acclaimed country music singer/songwriter. The album has 14 new tracks and is Chris's first studio album of new material since 2017. Features the single "Starting Over". Chris has received five Grammy Awards, seven ACM Awards, ten CMA Awards, and five Billboard Music Awards to date and with his first three album he has sold over eight million albums to date, including his debut album Traveller which has sold over four million copies.

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The Menzingers

From Exile [LP]

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Philadelphia-based indie rockers, The Menzingers made great use of their free time during this summer's stay at home order by recording a "re-imagined" acoustic version of their brilliant 2019 album "Hello Exile." Since forming as teenagers in 2006, The Menzingers have shown their strength as rough-and-tumble storytellers, turning out songs equally rooted in frenetic energy and lifelike detail. On From Exile, the band took their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. And while their songs often reveal certain painful truths, they ultimately maintain the irrepressible spirit that's always defined the band. These acoustic interpretations show once again how beautifully crafted these songs really are.
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AC/DC

Power Up [LP]

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VINYL – Single BLACK vinyl LP, 180 Gram, gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve

POWER UP is the long awaited new album from AC/DC, and the band’s 17th studio album. ForPOWER UP, the band reunited with producer Brendan O’Brien who helmed the double-platinum Black Ice in 2008 and the gold Rock Or Bust in 2014. Charged up for the next decade, AC/DC cut twelve new tracks for the album, proudly maintaining their signature sound and all of its powerful hallmarks.

POWER UP was announced with the release of the album’s first single, “Shot In The Dark,” and features the lineup of Angus Young [lead guitar], Brian Johnson [lead vocals], Cliff Williams [bass guitar], Phil Rudd [drums], and Stevie Young [rhythm guitar] firing on all cylinders once again. 

POWER UP will be available in multiple configurations that will excite collectors and die-hard fans alike, including digital, CD, and deluxe versions. The limited edition, one-of-a-kind deluxe POWER UP box is the ultimate fan package. Hit the button on the side of the box and watch the flashing neon AC/DC logo light up while the opening bars of “Shot In The Dark” blast out of the built-in speaker. Inside the box is the full CD package in a soft-pack with a 20-page booklet that features exclusive photos and USB charging cable allowing the box to remain powered up and on display. The vinyl LP will be pressed on 180 gram vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket. 

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Elton John

Jewel Box [8CD Super Deluxe Edition]

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8CD SUPER DELUXE EDITION: An in-depth exploration of Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s extensive catalogue including early rarities and deep cuts personally curated by Elton. The release the fans have been waiting for. With an eye watering amount of previously unheard and unreleased tracks this is a treasure trove for Elton John fans. The eight disc  box set will be a beautiful hardcover book with discs housed in the back, wrapped in an outer slipcase. The collection spans the period 1965 to 2019.

  • DISC 1 / DISC 2: Deep Cuts – A selection of personal favorites, curated by Elton.  The box set book includes a track by track written commentary by Elton John with Alexis Petridis.
  • DISC 3 / DISC 4 / DISC 5: Rarities 1965 -1971 – Elton’s much sought-after 1960s and early 1970s demos and music that cemented the foundations of the iconic John-Taupin writing partnership. The compelling, previously unreleased, missing piece in his illustrious story. Daryl Easlea narrates this fascinating story with contributions from those who were there at the time.
  • DISC 6 / DISC 7: B-Sides 1976-2005 – Flipsides, never before compiled together. Those B-Side gems that are now given another chance to sparkle – many never previously available digitally.
  • DISC 8: And This Is Me – To coincide with the release of the updated paperback edition of ‘Me’, the final collection celebrates the songs mentioned by name by Elton in his acclaimed book, closing ‘Jewel Box’ with the 2020 Academy Award winning “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again”.
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Reissue on vinyl of the first collaboration album between PJ Harvey and John Parish – Dance Hall At Louse Point. Produced by Parish and Harvey, and originally released in September 1996, Dance Hall At Louse Point features the single ‘That Was My Veil’. Reissue is faithful to the original recording with vinyl cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, overseen by John Parish.
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Lambchop

Trip [LP]

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Single LP on black vinyl in single jacket w/ matte coating and spot gloss details, includes printed sleeve with diecut center hole euro sleeve. Includes coupon for full download

In the fall of 2019, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner had a unique idea: In lieu of going on what would become an economically disastrous tour, he would invite the band to Nashville to make a record as a way to provide them with similar financial support and realize something tangible in the process. Each band member was tasked with choosing one song for the band to cover, and leading the recording session to completion each day. Wagner says, “My idea was to see what might happen if I removed myself from the process as much as possible. In doing so, what surfaced would be elements that have always been there but maybe got overshadowed by my songwriting and approach.”

Recorded December 2–7, 2019, at Battletapes in Nashville, TN, and produced, engineered, and mixed by Jeremy Ferguson (with the exception of “Reservations” which was co‐mixed by Ferguson and Matthew McCaughan), TRIP sounds like a culmination of the band’s older work and current work. There’s a looseness and freedom that recalls their older sound mixed with a group sophistication and innovation derived through the process of playing together for so long. The title TRIP refers to the circumstances surrounding its creation and the endeavor of “touring” itself. “It also seems to describe a life in music and the situations we created in our life as a band over the years,” Wagner adds. “It’s been a trip…”

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Strum & Thrum: The American Jangle Underground 1983-1987 is the first volume of Captured Tracks’ new venture into compilations – Excavations. Dedicated to compiling forgotten music from the 1970s – 1990s that has a connection to Captured Tracks’ sound and aesthetic, this series will bridge the past to our current roster and showcase the kinds of sounds that inspire us.

As an American label, we’ve often wondered why British, Aussie, and Kiwi indie rock from the ‘80s has had the most influence on modern acts and the collector’s market. Outside of bands like R.E.M., the Rain Parade, the Dream Syndicate, and a few others, most of these bands received little attention from national or international press outlets and markets. The acts on this compila- tion have a true DiY spirit that lead many of these bands to self-record and self-release within tiny local scenes in small cities and college towns across America.

Strum & Thrum aims to shed light on this forgotten era of jangly, melodic rock music that emerged from the ashes of post punk and helped kick start the indie rock boom of the early ‘90s that continues to this day. Indeed, many artists featured on Strum & Thrum went on to be part of this boom – Archer Prewitt from the Sea & Cake, Jon Ginoli from Pansy Division, Ric Menck from Velvet Crush, Brent Rademaker from Beachwood Sparks, Barbara Manning, and more went on to be in well known bands in the ‘90s.

Spread across two LPs, Strum & Thrum includes an 80+ page booklet with an extensive oral history of the ‘80s indie scene, an introduction by Captured Tracks label head Mike Sniper, and tons of archival images and ephemera. Long live the jangle underground!

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Originally released in 1994, ‘No Need to Argue’, the second studio album by Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries, was the band’s highest-selling album, shifting over 17 million copies worldwide and contains the band’s most successful single “Zombie”. The expanded 180g gatefold 2LP features the remastered album plus three B-Sides, “Yesterday’s Gone”, and the band’s cover of the Carpenters “(They Long To Be) Close to You”. This 2LP also includes a 5,000-word sleeve note on the history of the album written by the band’s archivist Eoin Devereux who wrote the sleeve note to the reissue of their debut album.
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Boris

Absolutego [2LP]

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Vinyl LP pressing. Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. Absolutego is a trek over a staggering mountain of sound. The tension builds with wave after wave of massive feedback, drums leading into a crushing crescendo of full-band repetition and clarity before descending deeper until finally reaching a surreal divebomb purring drone finale. This song takes notes out of the Melvins playbook and pushes the sound to it's absolute logical and visceral extreme. It sets a solid foundation for why Boris is considered to be one of the most important metal bands of the 21st century.

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Boris

Amplifier Worship [2LP]

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Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like “explosive” and “thunderous” barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. 

First released in 1998, catalog staple Amplifier Worship will see its first-ever reissue with minimalistic album art from the first-press Japanese CD on November 13, 2020 via Third Man Records. The Stoughton gatefold jacket will house both officially remastered LPs, pressed at Third Man Pressing. This will also serve as Amplifier Worship’s long-awaited debut across digital streaming services.

Amplifier Worship is Boris’s most intense and unrelenting album to date. Not for the faint of heart, the group incorporates mythic doom-drones, up-tempo psych-sludge and even a refreshing ribbit into their signature concoction of celestial and heavy music. AmplifierWorship is a critical chapter in the Boris canon. The album is a testament to the group's bullishness in pushing metal to it’s uncomfortable and unfamiliar edges. And it is also undoubtedly one of their best. 

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Andrea Bocelli

Believe [2LP]

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The internationally renowned and beloved Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli releases his breathtaking new album, Believe, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. It follows his record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance at Easter from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan which was watched live by millions around the globe. It features a previously unreleased track from the late, great Italian composer Ennio Morricone, as well as ‘Gratia Plena’ –  from the critically acclaimed new movie, Fatima –, two duets with award-winning mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli, and for the first time ever Andrea Bocelli has recorded his own interpretations of ‘Ave Maria’ and ‘Padre Nostro’ along with familiar favourites such as ‘Hallelujah’, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Amazing Grace’. Believe, co-produced by Steven Mercurio and Haydn Bendall, is a collection of uplifting songs that have inspired and sustained Bocelli over the years.     

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Sara Bareilles

More Love - Songs from Little Voice Season One

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2020 album from Grammy Award-winner and Tony and Emmy Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, and author Sara Bareilles. For the surprise album, Sara personally performed and recorded the ten tracks she had originally penned for Little Voice (Original Series Soundtrack). Taking the creative reins, she produced the project alongside Tyler Chester. This notably marks the first time she has unveiled her renditions of these songs. Among it's ten tracks, the record includes her version of the lead single "More Love."
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Nas

King's Disease [Red 2 LP]

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Rap legend Nas - who’s career spans over three decades as one of the undisputed greatest MC’s of all time - has announced his highly anticipated forthcoming album King’s Disease. Produced by Hit-Boy (JAY-Z, Beyoncé, Travis Scott) and co-executive produced by Hit-Boy and Gabriel “G Code” Zardes, King’s Disease marks Nas’ first new album in two years. King’s Disease is available on red vinyl on November 13th. 2 LP Gatefold Jacket.

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LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD PALLADIUM 2LP (BLACK VINYL)

“The house lights are still up, stage lights down, as musicians stroll through the shadows, taking a seat on the drum riser or dropping to the floor in a circle. There is chatting and laughter amid drinks and smokes. Then a single, white spotlight hits the leader from behind: KEITH RICHARDS of THE ROLLING STONES, now on his feet, assuming the position as he fires up the first riff of the night, the clanging-guitar call to jubilant disorder in “Take It So Hard.”

★ Newly remastered and back in print the legendary Keith Richards & The X-Pensive Winos live album

★ Recorded Live on the Talk is Cheap Tour at the Hollywood Palladium on December 15th, 1988 and originally released in 1991

★ 180g 2LP (Black Vinyl)

★ 2LP formats in Gatefold Packaging With Printed Inner Sleeves

★ This incomparable live band includes guitarist Waddy Wachtel (Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstandt, Stevie Nicks), drummer Steve Jordan (long time Keith collaborator), bassist Charley Drayton, keyboard player Ivan Neville (Rolling Stones collaborator), singer Sarah Dash (Labelle), and on saxophone, the inimitable, Bobby Keys

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Gorgeous pink 7" vinyl featuring the alternate versions of Joy Division classics taken from the Martin Hannett tapes 1980!

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Produced by Nick Patrick and Don Reedman and recorded at the fabled Abbey Road Studio 2,Johnny Cash and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is the latest in a series of RPO albums showcasing classic recordings by timeless artists in sublime new musical settings. Producers Reedman and Patrick consulted with John Carter Cash, who serves as Executive Producer, in making the career-spanning selection of 12 Johnny Cash master recordings centering the album. Performances range from archetypal Cash classics like "Man In Black" and "Ring Of Fire" to essential musical collaborations including "Girl From The North Country" (Bob Dylan with Johnny Cash), "The Loving Gift" (with June Carter Cash) and "Highwayman" (with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash).

 

The recordings of "I Walk The Line" and "Flesh and Blood" used in making Johnny Cash and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are both previously unreleased alternate takes from Johnny Cash's soundtrack sessions for "I Walk The Line," a 1970 film starring Gregory Peck and Tuesday Weld.

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Plain White T's

All That We Needed [Opaque Red LP]

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All That We Needed was a pivotal release for massive Chicago rock band Plain White T’s. This album, which is now holds a RIAA Gold certification, was the world’s first introduction to the hit “Hey There Delilah” which was later re-released as a single and now boasts a quadruple-platinum certification and earned the band two GRAMMY Award nominations. This pressing celebrates the 15-year anniversary of the release. Opaque Red Vinyl.

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Alice In Chains

Facelift [2LP]

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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Alice In Chains debut studio album, Facelift, a standard black vinyl reissue with remastered audio will be released on November 13, 2020.  Not only did the album introduce the world to Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, and Mike Starr, it was also a pivotal album in the era of grunge music. Facelift has sold over 2 million copies in the US alone and includes the hits “Man in the Box,” “Bleed the Freak,” “We Die Young,” and “Sea of Sorrow.”

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Katatonia

Dead Air

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2020 saw Katatonia present it's eleventh studio opus - the poignant City Burials - to unanimous acclaim. Following closely in it's footsteps, the Swedish dark rock masters present Dead Air to further immortalise these strangest of times. With a somewhat unforeseen global event transpiring this year which resulted in touring being made all but impossible for artists internationally, Katatonia conducted a more intimate "lockdown" show which was streamed live from Studio Grondahl, Stockholm on May 9th.
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Randall Bramblett

Pine Needle Fire [Clear 2LP]

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When singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett began compiling the songs that would eventually make up his 12th and newest studio album, Pine Needle Fire, it wasn’t with any particular musical or lyrical direction in mind. But viewed through the lens of the dozen tracks on the now completed set, it’s apparent there was a theme there all along. A lot of time has passed.

Throughout Pine Needle Fire, Bramblett provides a clear-eyed and engagingly detailed study of lives conservative and crooked, loves resilient and vanished and moments that have passed and are also yet to come. He expresses these stories in a voice that is gruff and resolute, but also sympathetic and flecked with just the right amount of southern charm and whimsy. 

With Pine Needle Fire, Bramblett continues to channel his singular voice and unique storytelling approach and experiences into something insightful, tuneful and incredibly soulful. 

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The Staple Singers

Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection [7CD Box Set]

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Come Go With Me: The Stax Collection presents all of The Staple Singers’ studio albums released on the iconic Stax label, spanning 1968-1974. The final, seventh disc offers rarities, non-album singles, and several live recordings from the legendary 1972 Wattstax music festival. Housed in a slipcase, the collection also includes a deluxe booklet with archival photos and new liner notes.

 

  • 7-CDs
  • Featuring the biggest hits: “I’ll Take You There,” “Respect Yourself,” and “If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)”
  • Faithfully replicated artwork on studio album jackets
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Jess Gillam

TIME

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Following her debut album RISE, which reached No.1 in the Classical charts, Classic BRIT Award-winning saxophonist Jess Gillam’s second album TIME is being released on Friday 25 September on Decca Classics. With a range of styles, moods and influences, the album is designed to reflect the arc of energy within the passing of a day, giving the listener a moment to immerse themselves in an oasis of sound and reflection. Curated by Jess herself, the album’s music is inspired by minimalism, and at the heart is Michael Nyman’s virtuosic ‘Where the Bee Dances’ concerto (recorded at Abbey Road with the Aurora Orchestra and Nicolas Collon), which Jess performed in her BBC Young Musician 2016 final. Framed around this are shorter tracks from pioneering and genre-breaking artists, including two brand new commissions from pianist and composer Luke Howard, and Goldfrapp’s Will Gregory. Collaboration is a key component of the album; many of the tracks were refined in the studio with the Jess Gillam Ensemble, made up of Jess’ musician friends, and with the composers and arrangers themselves. Jess is forging a new path in classical music, and this album features experimentation with sounds, with instruments such as Glass Harmonica, Bass Synth, Fender Rhodes piano and Bass Guitar woven into some of the arrangements. “We have constant cycles all around us: the earth orbiting around the sun, the day passing, an hour passing and I think sometimes we forget to stop and look at where we are. The music on this album will reflect one of these cycles: from sleeping, to waking, to working, moving, reflecting and sleeping.” - Jess Gillam
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Parker McCollum

Hollywood Gold EP

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Austin-TX own, Parker McCollum will be releasing his debut MCA Nashville EP- Hollywood Gold on November 13th.  The first single “Pretty Heart” is currently Top 15 on the Country Radio Charts and was chosen as “On The Verge” artist for i-heart Country radio stations nationally.  Between the three singles- “Pretty Heart”, “Like A Cowboy”, and “Young Man’s Blues” have streamed over 125M to date with “Pretty Heart” streaming over 4.2M per week.  The EP will includes a total of six songs.

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Double red and green colored vinyl LP pressing. 2020 holiday release from the Grammy-winning pop singer. Features both classic Christmas songs and new originals.
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Original soundtrack. Over the Moon (Music from the Netflix Film) is an album of music featured in Netflix's event animated film. The album features a mix of original tracks by songwriters Christopher Curtis, Marjorie Duffield and Helen Park performed by the film's lead voice actors Phillipa Soo, Ruthie Ann Miles, Ken Jeong, and newcomers Cathy Ang and Robert G. Chiu, as well as score tracks composed by Oscar winner Steven Price.
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Petit Biscuit

Parachute [LP]

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Petit Biscuit has established itself in a few years as the spearhead of French electronic music. The worldwide success of his previous titles has already taken him across the world: from Coachella to Sziget, he has already crisscrossed Europe, Asia, America, and Australia, booked for festivals or as the headliner of it's own shows. With more than a billion streams on Spotify alone and almost as many on other platforms, it is backed by a multitude of awards (Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Records for international on his LP, EP, and singles) that Petit Biscuit is now starting a new cycle of his career.

Petit Biscuit, real name Mehdi Benjelloun, fleshes out a unique and visually strong universe through his songs and music videos. Sometimes flirting with trap music, sometimes with indie rock, he never made two tracks that sound alike. However, it's easy to recognize his style on each of his compositions, as a common thread that would reflect his personality. Composed first in Iceland during a trip in isolation, then in his home studio, the album "Parachute" definitely places Petit Biscuit as the main character of his project: Mehdi can be heard singing on the singles I Leave Again, Drivin Thru The Night, Burnin, and on other songs from the opus. Another highlight is the participation of superstar DJ Diplo to the album, collaborating on the track Pick Your Battles, an undeniable proof that the reputation of the young producer on the electronic music scene is now well established.

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George Benson

Weekend In London [LP]

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On November 6, 2020, Mascot Label Group/Provogue Records releases a new live album "Weekend In London", by the legendary George Benson. As an all-time icon and Grammy-winning giant of jazz, we have grown used to seeing George Benson on the stages that befit his sky-high status. During a six-decade career marked by awards, acclaim and Billboard-topping output, the Pennsylvania-born veteran has earned his place in both the history books and the biggest venues around the world. So it's a rare treat - and a whole different thrill - to find this megastar going nose-to-nose with the breathless 250-capacity crowd at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, one of London's most prestigious and famous venues. Weekend In London brings Benson full circle. The 77-year-old estimates that almost a half-century has passed since he last performed at the fabled Soho club, touching down in London as the hottest property on the US jazz scene of the early-'70s. The 2019 show that became Weekend In London was another fabled night to go down in the club's folklore. This hard-bitten jazzman might prefer spontaneity to setlists, but this latest live album nods to many of his countless career peaks, whether he's opening with the deathless groove of 1980's US #4 smash Give Me The Night, revisiting fan favorites like Love X Love and In Your Eyes, or breathing fresh mojo into classic covers like Dave Bartholomew's I Hear You Knocking and Donny Hathaway's The Ghetto.
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Benee

Hey U X

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2020 release. New Zealand's platinum sensation Benee releases her highly anticipated debut album, Hey u x. The genre-bending project features collaborations from Lily Allen, Grimes, Flo Milli, Mallrat, Kenny Beats and others. Includes platinum-certified smash "Supalonely" with Gus Dapperton and new bop "Night Garden" with Kenny Beats and Bakar. Benee says, "Soso stoked to announce this album release. It's an eclectic mix of songs I've been working on for some time now. Can't wait to share them."
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A rebel artist, protest singer, the heir to Bob Dylan, or - when he's doing one of his lighter satirical numbers - a harmonica-tootin' Mr. Bean... with raw, topical storytelling and a voice that crackles with authentic folk tradition, Okeefe is all of these and more.
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Yves Jarvis

Sundry Rock Song Stock [LP]

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On Sundry Rock Song Stock, Yves Jarvis continues to refine his creative approach to the core of his being, where music and life intertwine in harmonious fashion. The latest album from the Montreal-based musician fuses genre elements into a symbiotic relationship where wistful folk, tender R&B, pastoral prog, and musique concrète experiments feed into one another to grow lush new forms. Though he maintains an air of mystery with his lyrics, Jarvis's whisper-soft words can be interpreted as both deeply personal and politically motivated in ways we haven't heard from him before. While Jarvis' 2019 album, The Same But By Different Means stretches out across 22 sonic sketches ranging in length from 14 seconds to eight minutes, Sundry Rock Song Stocks takes a more traditional approach with it's 10 concise tunes. Jarvis's preferred self-contained process found him recording every instrument, mixing the album, and even painting the portrait on it's cover. The only outside contribution came from engineer Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Basia Bulat, Peter Gabriel), who helped roll tape while Jarvis played drums.
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Featuring MOTĂ–RHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell, PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS is a head blowing, thunderous rock 'n roll outfit featuring the guitarist's sons and powerhouse front man Neil Starr. We're the Bastards is the band's sophomore record in their short but storied career
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Come one, come all to the demented, heinous bloodbath of a murder metal circus that declares Macabre's return: CARNIVAL OF KILLERS. Their first record in almost 10 years, following 2011's 'Grim Scary Tales', and just in time for their 35th anniversary as a band, Macabre's latest installment to it's catalogue will butcher your ears and derange your psyche! Judging by the title, one can positively assume CARNIVAL OF KILLERS contains stories of your favorite murderous psychos: Bundy, Speck, Gacy, Ramirez, and a slew of heinous killers never taken on by Macabre before. Prepare for another gore filled thrill ride from a band that originated in the 80's yet progresses to the edge of modern metal with clear production, expanded variety, and with a whole mess of nostalgic pleasure.
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Marika Hackman

Covers [LP]

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SUB POP Marika Hackman COVERS Such introspection has earned Hackman her name. Her folkie 2015 debut, We Slept at Last, was heralded for being nuanced and atmospheric. She really found her footing with her last release, I'm Not Your Man-which earned raves. With Any Human Friend, boundaries are no longer an issue for her. "I sent 'all night' to my parents and they were quite shocked," she says of the paean to the flesh, dressed as a sweetly harmonic track. Sharing intimacies with her parents makes sense when you consider she wrote "the one"-a portrait of the artist amid identity crisis where she crashed after a painful break-up with a longtime friend.
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Starcrawler

Lizzy B/ w Bet My Brains [Vinyl Single]

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On a cold, cold night last Halloween, Los Angeles's angel baby rocker phenoms Starcrawler blasted off in the Blue Room at Third Man Nashville, igniting the stage and pumping the lifeblood back into the room. Formed in 2015 not yet out of high school, the group has released two full-length albums, both to critical acclaim, and toured extensively across the globe. Starcrawler dressed the part for this special night in the Blue Room, fully and appropriately costumed up for maximum spookiness. This live 7' single captures the group ripping through two songs from their most recent album 'Devour You'. First is their vicious, nearly double-time version of 'Lizzy,' tumbling through swells of mic feedback, fills and riffy distortion as vocalist Arrow de Wilde shouts into the ruckus. On the flipside, 'Bet My Brains' (whose 7' label prominently features a rare appearance from one of the more sheepish members of the band) is head-banging, chugging RNR fun incarnate. Must listen!
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Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Billie is the companion thirteen song soundtrack to the James Erskine-directed documentary on the breathtaking talent of Billie Holiday. It features her band, The Sonhouse All Stars performing her classic works including "I Only Have Eyes For You," "God Bless The Child," "Strange Fruit" and more. The film features newly unearthed interviews from those who knew Holiday best - Charles Mingus, Tony Bennett, Sylvia Syms and Count Basie among them.
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Mark Pritchard

MP Productions - EP 1 [Vinyl]

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Mark Pritchard returns with a six-track club-ready EP fronted by first offering 'Be Like Water.' Most of the tracks on this EP were first played in his WXAXRXP NTS mix last year. MP Productions EP 1 will be available on 12inch via Warp on 13th November. The AI-infused artwork is designed by longtime collaborator Jonathan Zawada. This EP sees Pritchard dip into a slew of alias' that have kept him busy over the years. This new club 12inch nods to his mesmerising formulas for making dance music, carrying the listener through grime, electronic and Afrika HiTech territory. 'Be Like Water' is a devilish 8 bar grime instrumental. Harking back to an early â''00s grime sound, Pritchard manipulates loops of distorted flutes, hollow chords and pentatonic scales to find an energy which is exciting, addictive and perfect for the club.

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Domenique Dumont

People On Sunday

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People On Sunday is an original soundtrack to the 1930 silent film variously known as Menschen am Sonntag, Les Hommes le Dimanche and People On Sunday. The film is a key work of interwar German cinema, based on a screenplay by Billy Wilder. Like Domenique Dumont's earlier albums, Comme Ă''a and Miniatures De Auto Rhythm, People On Sunday evokes a more innocent, carefree time conjured by wistful electronics full of warmth and melody. Touching on the hazy exotica that made those two records so alluring, here Dumont draws on his love of classical music, library music and early electronic experimentation to create a timeless, optimistic sound. If his past productions possessed a certain Mediterranean quality, across these 13 new pieces Dumont's shimmering synth-pop has an enchanting simplicity.

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Liam Bailey

Ekundayo [LP]

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Big Crown Records is proud to present Ekundayo, Liam Bailey's debut record on the label. This album is a long time in the making, and after listening, clearly worth the wait. It didn't take a long time to record, but it did take years for all the stars to line up.Bailey, born and raised in Nottingham, England, the son of an English mother and Jamaican father got his early influences from his mom's record collection. Bob Marley and Dillinger, Stevie Wonder and The Supremes, The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix would eventually shape the singer/songwriter we know today.Fast-forward to 2005, Liam is in London and doing the whatever-gig-you-can-get musician hustle with hopes of landing a record deal. And it was through this time that Liam first teamed up with Leon Michels, musician/producer luminary, and the co-founder of Brooklyn's own Big Crown Records. Liam flew out to New York and those first sessions together produced the now classic tunes "When Will They Learn" and "I'm Gonna Miss You" which still get spins at reggae spots around the globe. That trip helped kick off what was to follow next for Liam: a slew of record releases, label deals, and working with some wildly-notable mainstream producers. Even a just-famous Amy Winehouse heard one of Liam's apartment-made, lo-fi recordings through a friend and liked what she heard. Regardless of the audio quality, Liam's particular sound shone through-all guitar, warm-rough and genuine soul. She signed him to her label shortly after.But, as the story can go with major labels, they already had an idea of the Liam they wanted to make, promote, and push. With the typical pay-day enticement, Liam did his best to fit into whatever shape they put him to. "'Maybe I can make it work,' that's what you're thinking," Liam remembers, "but, you quickly find out that you can't."While Liam's career went through a bunch of record industry twists and turns he and Michels stayed in touch and would regularly connect and collaborate. Finally, in 2019, the time was right to do a full-length album together. And this time, it would be free of any restricting major label presumptions and opinions. "This is the record we always wanted to make," says Michels. Set to release in November 2020, the album is called Ekundayo. And the word's meaning may be all you need to know to get to the essence of this project. It means "sorrow becomes joy" in Yoruba, a language spoken mostly in Western Africa. On the surface, Ekundayo is a weighty Reggae record, full of new and old textured riddims. But listen more in-depth, and you'll find subject matter that's more recognizable from a modern-day R&B record. An example of the former is the first single off the album. Sung to the most beautiful woman at the nightspot, "Champion" is a joyous anthem powered by a silly-thick Juno-bass throb and 808-proof drums. In short, "Champion" is dancehall-ready. But then there's a song like "Don't Blame NY." Moody and sparse with a somber drive, you might have to resist the urge to compare it to a Frank Ocean-ish type vibe. Liam's voice is in a different but fitting element here, showing stripped-back emotion and soulful restraint. Anyone who has lived and tried to thrive in New York won't have a hard time relating to the lyrics but they may join the masses who blame the city, while Liam points the finger at himself and sings praises to The Big Apple.Credit to Leon's hand, elements of Jamaican production are everywhere, peppered throughout the record. Like the pitch-perfect organ stabs that push through the authentically positive "White Light," or the muted, percussive guitar strums that chug along in the back of "Fight." In the same vein of any fantastic singer/songwriter album, Ekundayo is a reflection of who Liam Bailey is, taking on topics and approaches he never would think of just a few years ago. Some evidence: "Ugly Truth" is about reconnecting with his biological father, a subject he once thought would be too personal to address. The journey from conforming to major labels to this latest record has been a long one for Liam, and a bit of a struggle. But struggle may be the only way we truly grow and evolve. With a new clarity of purpose, sound, and life, Liam has found joy out of those struggles. And it's called Ekundayo.
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Blackhawk

Just About Right: Live From Atlanta

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Just About Right: Live From Atlanta (2CD) by BlackHawk.