Queen Poppy (Anna Kendrick), Branch (Justin Timberlake), and the rest of your favorite Trolls are back for another musical adventure that's bigger-and louder-than ever before! In Trolls World Tour, Poppy and Branch discover that their kingdom is only one of six musical realms-Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop, and Rock-that were once united in perfect harmony. When the power-hungry ruler of the Rock Trolls threatens to silence all other music so her tribe can reign supreme, Poppy and Branch must embark on an epic quest to unite the realms of Trollkind, before the songs in their hearts are lost forever!
Acclaimed blend of "angry young man" tale and rock-'n'-roll drama stars David Essex as Jim MacLaine, a British lad in the late '50s who drops out of school and leaves home. He drifts through bad jobs and sleazy one night stands before eventually getting married, but must ultimately choose between a working-class existence with his wife and child or pursuing his dreams of musical stardom. Ringo Starr, Billy Fury, Keith Moon co-star; features a great oldies soundtrack that includes Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Del Shannon, Dion, and more. 91 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.
Bookended by newsreel concert performances from The Beatles, this long-demanded music revue artifact from the British Invasion captures 15 more Merseybeat mainstays -including The Animals, The Spencer Davis Group, Herman's Hermits, Peter and Gordon, and The Honeycombs-delivering their greatest hits. Songs include "She Loves You," "Twist and Shout," "The House of the Rising Sun," "I'm Into Something Good," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," "A World Without Love," 19 more. 70 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.
Paul Weller’s 15th solo album, On Sunset, is a soul album. At the same time it’s an electronic album, an orchestral album, an album packed with classic pop songs and heart-tugging ballads, and an album filled with touches of experimentalism. It’s also an album that sees Weller taking a rare glance into the rear-view mirror as he speeds into the 2020s.
Pure X is the last band, has always been the last band. In 38 minutes, Pure X weave a culmination, all the delays and distortion, the grinding mortar of touring, the low-tide pulling them out from a cult band, to a legacy band, it’s here, understood and forgiven.
A new studio album from the time-defying legend who has won Grammys for his last two albums (2019’s Ride Me Back Home just won Best Solo Country Performance and 2018’s My Way won Best Traditional Pop Album). While his last few albums have focused on facing the reality of mortality and crying or laughing in its face, this one is focused much more on celebrating the now and embracing life, love and friends & family. The album includes new songs written by Willie and long time producer Buddy Cannon combined with new songs written by Chris Stapleton and Toby Keith plus a handful of classic songs that Willie interprets his way, all performed with an amazing band of Nashville gunslingers.
Holy Wave is a band of multi-instrumentalists from Austin, TX. Originally from El Paso, the band’s sound has evolved into a unique blend of sun baked surf-psychedelia. Holy Wave creates a brand of psych that brings to mind fellow Texans like The 13th Floor Elevators and modern contemporaries like The Black Angels and Night Beats, dyed in carefully constructed noise with an attention to detail echoing the work of influences like My Bloody Valentine and Spectrum.
Stu Larsen has no fixed residence...all he owns is a suitcase. You can find him in his native Australia, in Spain, Japan or South America before he picks up and leaves for his next destination. The Queensland, Australia-born singer-songwriter, and narrator packed up his life in a suitcase and has circled the globe on a near twelve-year and five-continent international trip. He has chronicled this journey through his music, including his newest full-length album Marigold.
Sports Team a band of six singular characters who have been variously described as one of the most raucous, electrifying and chaotic acts in the UK release their debut album Deep Down Happy. The highly anticipated record, is their first release on the legendary Island Records label. Sports Team came up on the back of word of mouth live hype, drawing round the block queues to chaotic early gigs at The Five Bells and Moth Club before releasing any music. Recording their first EP (Winter Nets) in a converted Timberyard in Hammersmith, the band have consistently set themselves apart from the acts they came up playing with, showing an intoxicating ambition, and their debut album Deep Down Happy, delivers on all bold claims, and confirm their place at the head of a group of young guitar acts.They've been defined though by an increasingly cultish fanbase spawned from online community pages, making 1000s of memes, pieces of artwork and crucially turning up wherever Sports Team play - from the bands annual Margate trip (where many of the songs were written) to the living room of the group's shared house, first in Harlesden, now Camberwell. Sessions for Deep Down Happy have been snuck in between huge tours at various London studios, including Konk and Livingston, with long-time collaborator Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever) once again at the production desk. Having first worked together on the anthemic Kutcher in 2018, the debut features Reid-produced singles Here It Comes Again, The Races and Fishing while also featuring a re-recording of early single and live favourite Camel Crew - until now, only available on 2018's Winter Nets.
Dirty Projectors begin a new chapter with the release of Windows Open. These four songs are laidback and yearning, poetic and a bit whimsical. Maia Friedman sings lead on all of Windows Open. The music was written, produced and mixed by Dave Longstreth, who co-wrote the words with Maia.
90s rock icons Bush proudly present this spectacular concert album recorded just last year and proving beyond all doubt that they remain as powerful and relevant a band as ever!
The set list includes all of the band's biggest hits including "Glycerine," "Machinehead," "Comedown," "Everything Zen" and much more! Deluxe gatefold jacket for this 2LP set of RED vinyl! Will be released in conjunction with a gorgeous Blu-ray/DVD/CD combo pack that is sure to generate much publicity and interest! From the same team who brought live concert albums from Sherly Crow, Jane's Addiction, Culture Club and more!
Black Sabbath —"The End" Almost five decades ago, the toll of a bell and rolling thunder marked the conception of an ear splittingly monolithic riff. In that moment, Black Sabbath and the sound of Heavy Metal were forged. The band embarked on what Ozzy describes as the most incredible adventure you could think of, a journey that would go on to define a genre.
With a hit packed set list including Iron Man, Paranoid, War Pigs, and many more, the high production values, visual effects, and pyrotechnics wowed fans, as the band delivered the most emotionally charged show in their history
The End captures a once-in-a-career performance, an essential snapshot of musical history, and a fitting farewell to true innovators and original heavy metal icons, Black Sabbath.
Beggars Arkive is excited to reissue Between 10th and 11th, the second album by The Charlatans UK. Available on clear 2XLP, the reissue contains the original album plus eight live and remastered tracks from Isolation 21.2.91, recorded live in Chicago in 1991. Between 10th and 11th was originally released in 1992 and contained the band's biggest US hit, "Weirdo" which landed at #1 on the Alternative songs chart. Produced by Flood, you can hear the pure crispness in the audio. Entertainment Weekly said that "Between 10th and 11th consolidates the band's riveting, hypnotic attack, all musical tips o' the hat to the '60s and '70s, smeared over a smorgasbord of unrelenting dance beats and topped with hook ("I Don't Want to See the Sights") after hook ("Weirdo").". 2LP 2XLP with revised artwork, clear vinyl
Out July 3rd, Untenable is the sophomore full-length by Washington, D.C.'s Bad Moves. On this record, the band has leaned into the outer edges of their influences, expanding their power-pop umbrella to include hints of folk, garage rock, and '90s 'indie' while still keeping the hooks tuneful and sticky. Lyrically, the band explores the myriad anxieties of modern living -- from heady questions of self-definition and identity to day-to-day matters, like labor precarity, climate change, social media, automation and the surveillance state."
LIFERS is the highly anticipated ninth studio album from iconic alt-rock duo, Local H. It's their first full-length record in five years, and coincides with the band's 30th anniversary. Recorded by the legendary Steve Albini (Nirvana, Cheap Trick) and the band's longtime accomplice Andy Gerber, the record features mixing by J. Robbins, and contributions by an array of respected friends and guests, including Juliana Hatfield, John McCauley (Deer Tick), and John Haggerty (Naked Raygun, Pegboy).
Dream Wife (Alice Go, Bella Podpadec and Rakel Mjöll) are back with their second album and just like the title suggests, this is a record brimming with adrenaline and playful excitement ('It's an invitation, a challenge, a call to action,' says Rakel). From the jagged, CSS-like guitar of 'So When You Gonna'' to the hooky brightness of album opener 'Sports!' and the whip-smart lyrical asides of 'Validation', these are moreish, pumped up, sparkling tracks that feel like newer, dynamic evolutions of debut standouts, like 'F.U.U.' and 'Hey Heartbreaker.' But they often lean into sweeter, softer, more emotional moments too. 'Temporary' and 'After the Rain' in particular ' songs about miscarriage and abortion, respectively ' are complicated, painful stories told through a soft and hopeful lens. These were difficult subjects to write about, but Dream Wife think it's important to bring these conversations into the public sphere, to refuse to brush things under the rug, to empower and support others in the process. Dream Wife have always been outspoken about holding up other womxn and non-binary people in the creative industries, but these aren't just words or sentiments. With a gender divide in music production currently estimated at around ninety-five percent male to five percent female, the band are proud to have worked with an all-female recording team for So When You Gonna..., including producer and mixer Marta Salogni (Björk, Holly Herndon, FKA Twigs) engineer Grace Banks (David Wrench, Marika Hackman) and mastering engineer Heba Kadry (Princess Nokia, Alex G, Beach House). 'It was a way of us practicing what we preach,' says Alice, 'It felt like an honour to be able to deliver this baby with these three amazing midwives.' 'Put your money where your mouth is!' adds Rakel, quoting the lyrics of 'Sports!'
2020 release from the British metalcore band. Bury Tomorrow's 2018 album Black Flame catapulted them into metal's upper echelons, taking them on a tour which culminated with a huge show at London's iconic Roundhouse. But with follow up Cannibal, the band have taken another leap forward. Already, the Southampton quintet are responsible for some of metalcore's most rousing anthems, and Cannibal is stacked with more glorious vocal hooks, razor-sharp riffs and sublime melodies that will solidify their seat at UK metal's top table. To record it, the band reunited with SikTh guitarist and Black Flame producer Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Young Guns), while mixing and mastering was completed by Adam "Nolly" Getgood and Ermin Hamidovic, the dream team behind Architects' Holy Hell. The result is Bury Tomorrow's most technical, anthemic album yet. And while vocalist and lyricist Dani Winter Bates has long been one of metal's loudest advocates for the importance of discussing mental health, this time he's delved explicitly into his own experiences, writing his most brutally personal lyrics to date.
2019 marked the 15th anniversary of the currently most successful modern heavy metal band in Germany: 15 years of POWERWOLF, 15 years of the one and only metal mass! Of course, the ultimate high priests of heavy metal are celebrating their triumphant history in glorious style. Best Of The Blessed isn't just another Best Of album. Featuring 16 metal anthems the band is known and loved for, Best Of The Blessed will include several brand new versions of hits such as We Drink Your Blood, Werewolves of Armenia, Sanctified with Dynamite, and the most celebrated festival hymn of all time, Resurrection by Erection. And while speaking of live: If you cannot get enough of POWERWOLF's captivating live sound, this MUST-HAVE magnum opus will also include 14 Live tracks; the available Earbook and LP Box Edition will even get you more of POWERWOLF's incredible live sound. Timeless classics by the band shrouded in a brand new shape, Best Of The Blessed is the ultimate metal soundtrack to explore POWERWOLF as fans have never heard them before!
Wavves will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their album "King Of The Beach" this year with a reissue on "Purple kush vinyl" with alternate art that was originally slated to be the cover but was eventually scrapped. It will come with a bonus 7" featuring two songs from the "KIng Of The Beach" era called "Mutant" and "Stained Glass (Won't You Let Me Into Yr Heart)".
Canadian by birth and now London based, producer, DJ, and environmental toxicologist, Jayda G releases her new EP Both Of Us / Are U Down. The new EP perfectly captures the energy, vitality, rhythm and boundless enthusiasm that has seen Jayda rise through the dance music.
Keleketla! is an expansive collaborative project, reaching outward from Johannesburg to London, Lagos, L.A. and West Papua,Keleketla!; started as a musical meeting ground between Ninja Tune cofounders Coldcut and a cadre of South African musicians,including the raw, South African-accented jazz styles of Sibusile Xaba, and rapper Yugen Blakrok. From those initial sessions, the record grew to encompass a wider web of musical luminaries, including Afrobeat architects Tony Allen and Dele Sosimi and West Papuan activist Benny Wenda.
In July 1991, INXS delivered the gig of their lives at London’s Wembley Stadium to 74,000 ecstatic fans. The band played over 2000 shows before singer Michael Hutchence’s untimely passing 20 years ago, but Wembley was THE ONE, both band and crowd knew this would be the performance of a lifetime. Restored from the original 35mm negative as well as audio restored by Giles Martin and Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios this 2020 version will be the full Wembley soundtrack! Includes 16 page booklet.
In 1977, a plane carrying Southern rock legends LYNYRD SKYNYRD mysteriously runs out of gas mid-air en route to a concert, crashing into a dangerous Louisiana swamp while killing several of the band members, crew and both pilots. STREET SURVIVORS: The True Story of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash tells the story thru one of the survivors, drummer Artimus Pyle, who not only survived the fatal crash (that claimed the life of the band's founder and front man Ronnie Van Zant amongst others), but who also bravely pulled the remaining survivors out of the plane wreckage before staggering towards the nearest farmhouse in rural Louisiana to seek help.
As a category 5 hurricane barreled towards Puerto Rico, a cop (Emile Hirsch) was trying to get the remaining residents of an apartment complex-a doctor (Kate Bosworth) and her retired plainclothesman dad (Mel Gibson)-to clear out. The three would find themselves caught between the storm's fury... and a gang of thieves that wasn't going to call their burglary of a rich neighbor on account of weather. Fierce thriller co-stars David Zayas, Stephanie Cayo, Tyler Jon Olson, Jasper Polish. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Women in Music Pt. III is the third studio album by American band HAIM. Released through Columbia Records. It was produced by Danielle HAIM, Rostam Batmanglij and Ariel Rechtshaid, and was preceded by the singles 'Summer Girl', 'Now I'm in It' and 'Hallelujah'.
Corb Lund embraces his rich and rustic western heritage with a style that’s unique, honest and resolute, while touching on a range of cowboy themes — from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the sombre realities of running a modern family ranch. As a descendant of many generations of rodeo contestants and ranchers, he sings about a life that he and his ancestors have lived themselves, paired with his quick-witted, wry observations of today’s world. As a result of his heritage and the ten years he spent touring the world with his indie rock band, Corb’s writing resonates emphatically with rural and urban audiences alike. It’s a classic sound with a twist, something of a rarity these days, but one that evokes the spirit of the American West, past and present.
Corb Lund’s 11th studio album, Agricultural Tragic, finally puts a name to the genre he’s been embodying all of these years.
Prior to his untimely passing, Chester personally announced a 2017 Grey Daze reunion on social media. As he never got the chance to launch the reunion himself, his bandmates, friends, family, and various collaborators stepped up to give the music the second chance it deserved, finishing what the late singer started. The musicians—longtime members Sean Dowdell [drums, backing vocals] and Mace Beyers [bass] as well as Cristin Davis [guitar] recruited in 2017—curated eleven tracks from their catalog and rerecorded the music in 2019 to accompany Chester’s original vocals, which comprised many unheard takes from the vault. Released by Tom Whalley’s Loma Vista Recordings and produced by Jay Baumgardner, the result illuminates the prophetic power of an icon on the cusp of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most significant revolutions and deepens his already venerable legacy in the process.
Limited orange colored ten-inch vinyl pressing. Following the band's Global Citizen performance, The Rolling Stones have released a new song, "Living In A Ghost Town". This is the band's first new material in eight years. The track was written by Mick and Keith which was created/recorded in Los Angeles and London while in isolation. An official music video showcasing empty cities around the world premiered recently.
Khruangbin has always been multilingual, weaving far-flung musical languages like East Asian surf-rock, Persian funk, and Jamaican dub into mellifluous harmony. But on its third album, it’s finally speaking out loud. Mordechai features vocals prominently on nearly every song, a first for the mostly instrumental band. It’s a shift that rewards the risk, reorienting Khruangbin’s transportive sound toward a new sense of emotional directness, without losing the spirit of nomadic wandering that’s always defined it. And it all started with them coming home.
Thad Cockrell is set to release his first solo album in over a decade. ‘In Case You Feel The Same’ is his debut for ATO Records and it taps into the tremendous depth of expression he’s brought co-writing songs for artists such as Joy Williams, Devon Gilfillian, Joseph and Mathew Caws of Nada Surf. It was produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, the Replacements etc) and includes collaborations with Brittany Howard, Blake Mills and Shawn Everett.
Frank Zappa And The Mothers -"The Mothers 1970" - A 4-CD collection commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Mothers with 70 unreleased tracks. Personnel includes Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan (Flo & Eddie), George Duke, Ian Underwood, Jeff Simmons and Aynsley Dunbar. Featuring unheard studio sessions from Trident Studios in London England with engineer Roy Thomas Baker, and historical live performances mostly captured by Zappa's own tape recorder. Clam Shell Box with 4 discs, booklet and a button.
Jessie Ware's fourth studio album, What's Your Pleasure?, will be released on June 5th. The recording process was a transformative period for Ware and the album sees the influential artist reconnect with her roots, entirely on her own terms. `What's Your Pleasure?' at its core explores themes of femininity, freedom of imagination and escapism. Featuring recent hit single, `Spotlight'.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release, the debut album from Nashville rockers Country Westerns. The first recordings with the complete lineup were made in Nashville with engineer Andrija Tokic, but the band was soon convinced to leave Nashville to record a couple of songs with Country Westerns enthusiast Matt Sweeney. With Sweeney as the band's producer they set out for New York and did their first session at Brooklyn's Strange Weather Studios, with Daniel Schlett. The Strange Weather recordings piqued the interest of indie record label Fat Possum. The band returned to Strange Weather to finish the record and, shortly afterward, signed a deal with Fat Possum Records.
The Complete Mercury Recordings 1986-1991, available on 7LP on 180-gram vinyl, collects all six albums – Class of '55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming (1986), Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town (1987), Water from the Wells of Home (1988), Classic Cash: Hall of Fame Series (1988), Boom Chicka Boom (1990) and The Mystery of Life (1991), and – that Cash recorded during his Mercury tenure and presents them together for the first time in a handsome slipcase emblazoned with the distinctive bold Cash logo. All of the albums have been remastered from the original Mercury master tapes by noted engineer Kevin Reeves at UMG Studios Nashville. The set was assembled by Grammy Award-winning producer Bill Levenson and features extensive new liner notes by veteran music journalist Scott Schinder.
The Complete Mercury Recordings (1986 – 1991) features the entire output of Johnny Cash’s Mercury Recordings. 7 albums in total, Class Of '55: Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming, Johnny Cash Is Coming To Town, Water From The Wells Of Home, Classic Cash: Hall Of Fame Series, Boom Chicka Boom, and The Mystery Of Life.
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Like a House on Fire is the sixth studio album by British rock band Asking Alexandria. The album was produced by Matt Good. Like a House on Fire shows the group's continuity of a more straight forward and melodic hard rock sound, as established on their previous self-titled fifth album, while also shifting into different genres.
Post Malone stirs a mix of genres into his own sonic sound that's both intoxicating and invigorating. 2019 was packed with one milestone and achievement after another for the Dallas artist and with his latest album, Hollywood's Bleeding, he broke through to new levels of stardom. Now, for the first time on vinyl. Includes Post's smash singles like "Saint-Tropez", "Circles", "Wow.", and "Sunflower".
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Remo Drive is a rock band from Bloomington, Minnesota. They released their first full length album titled Greatest Hits on March 16, 2017. Their second studio album Natural, Everyday Degradation was released on May 31, 2019.
In the week that their 8th studio album, 'Giants of All Sizes', became their third consecutive UK #1, Elbow played a series of special acoustic shows for select audiences. Combining tracks from the record with ones from their extensive catalogue, it offered fans a rare opportunity to see them in a small venue. The Ritz set emphasizes a special bond between Elbow and their fans. With versions of tracks like 'Newborn', 'Scattered Black and Whites', 'Grounds for Divorce' and 'Great Expectations'.
Two guitar legends - Eric Clapton and B.B. King - first performed together in NYC in 1967. Over 30 years later, in 1999, the two longtime friends joined forces to create a collection of all new studio recordings of blues classics and contemporary songs. The resulting album Riding with the King would be released in June 2000 and go onto sell over 2 million copies and win the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the album will be expanded and remastered by Bob Ludwig will be released on June 26th. Two additional previously unreleased tracks have been added to the album: The blues standard “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” and a cover of Willie Dixon’s “Let Me Love You Baby”. Both tracks were recorded during the original sessions and were produced and mixed especially for this release by Simon Climie, who produced the original album with Clapton.
The album features five Dixon originals, plus a selection of covers from writers as diverse as Isaac Hayes (“Hold On I’m Coming”), Johnny Mercer (“Come Rain Or Come Shine”) and “Big” Bill Broonzy (“Key To The Highway”). John Hiatt wrote the album’s title track.
The album features an all-star line-up of musicians: Andy Fairweather Low, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Joe Sample, Doyle Bramhall II, Susannah and Wendy Melvoin, and Jim Keltner. The celebrated producer and arranger Arif Martin contributed string arrangements and orchestration to two tracks.
Monovision is the new album from Grammy Award winning artist Ray LaMontagne. This 10 track collection is Ray’s his 8th studio album, and finds the artist in the multiple roles of songwriter, singer, producer, engineer, as well as performing all the instruments on every track. The first songs to be released as singles from Monovision are “We’ll Make It Through,” and “Strong Enough.”
All of Ray LaMontagne’s albums, including Monovision – show a vast catalog of music where the artist continues to push himself in different directions, yet with a uniquely signature sound that could only be his. Monovision is available on CD, VINYL, and digitally.
This recording, which can justifiably be described as "new age" in the most essential sense, represents a radical new approach to the versatile and cosmic instrument of the steel guitar. This is something new under the sun, a total reinvention of an iconic instrument. Quite literally, there has never been anything else quite like it. All of the sounds heard on this album were made with a 1967 Emmons Push/Pull pedal steel guitar by Luke Schneider, a popular session musician in Nashville, Tennessee. Luke has been an important band member for artists such as Caitlyn Rose, Margo Price, and Orville Peck.
Altar Of Harmony is extraordinarily cinematic, an epic musical devotional to higher realms — booming music of the spheres. Regardless of its origins, the expression unmistakable. This is the sound of Valhalla, of heaven, planetary alignment, of total eclipse. This is the sound of an angelic army roaring into battle. This is the heavy metal thunder of the future we were promised. Music for the end of the world. At very least, music of transformation. Sunset on the old way of life, sunrise on the new.
The 11 songs on 'Welcome to Bobby's Motel' ' Pottery's debut album - don't just invite you to move your body; they command you to. Fusing reckless, manic energy with painstaking precision, the record is part post-punk, part art-pop, and part dance floor acid trip, hinting at everything from LCD Soundsytem, Devo, Parquet Courts, and Gang of Four as it boldly careens through genres and decades. The music is driven by explosive drums and off-kilter guitar riffs that drill themselves into your brain, accented with deep, funky grooves and rousing gang vocals. The production is similarly raw and wild, suggesting an air of anarchy that belies the music's careful architecture and meticulous construction. The result is an album full of ambitious, complex performances that exude joy and mayhem in equal measure, a collection that's alternately virtuosic, chaotic, and pure fun.
Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs is a place that exists geographically, but it is also a place that exists in my mind. When I was a child, we crossed the village sign during our journeys between Sainte-Anne-des-Monts and Rivière-Ouelle. Whenever I saw him, I looked away, shivering in horror. This name terrified me. I imagined a dying village with suppliant houses, deserted streets and squeaky chairs still rocking the memory of the deserters. And now, after several years of overwork, I found myself exactly at this place. At the center of all my anxieties, not knowing who I was, taking the blows and hating myself more than anyone. It is a thick fog that has settled inside my head, a black and opaque sky. I now lived in this island that I had built, imagined myself. I was lying in the dark on the rainbow bed. Then in August 2019, when I started to get the upper hand on myself, I decided to go visit Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, the village. I first discovered something quite significant: it is an island. I took the ferry and arrived at an idyllic location. A village on dirt roads with no more than 35 people and whose soul has not been perverted or distorted by humans. A village without a grocery store or service station. A beautiful place. With trees and flowers, a lighthouse, colorful wooden houses and fish whose pure flesh dismantled my definition of the color pink. The village I imagined as a child, I crossed it slowly and I never want to go back there. Now, I will go to the real Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, the one where I eat fish that smells of the river and whose color mystifies me.
South Park returns for it's amazing 23rd season! Join Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, and Randy as they explore the wonders of the human biome, tackle the consequences of immigration, and get banned in China.
Neil Young puts it best: “This album is the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time”.
Recorded between June 1974 and January 1975, Homegrown was intended to come out in 1975 before Neil cancelled the release. The album has remained unreleased until now, achieving a legendary status among Neil Young fans in the process.
The album is made up of twelve Neil Young songs, of which seven are previously unreleased - “Separate Ways,” “Try,” “Mexico,” “Kansas,” We Don’t Smoke It No More,” “Vacancy” and “Florida” (a spoken word narration). Also included are the first recordings of “Love Is A Rose,” “Homegrown,” “White Line, “Little Wing,” and “Star Of Bethlehem” – different versions of which would all later appear on other Neil Young albums.
Neil plays solo on some tracks (guitar, piano and harmonica), and is joined by a band of friends on other tracks, including Levon Helm, Ben Keith, Karl T Himmel, Tim Drummond, Emmylou Harris and Robbie Robertson.
Recorded in analog, and mastered from the original master tapes, this long-lost album is a wonderful addition to Neil’s incomparable catalog.
‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ is Bob Dylan’s first album of original material in 8 years and his first since becoming the only songwriter to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 2016. Its 10 tracks include the three new songs released this spring: the album’s lead-off track, “I Contain Multitudes,” the nearly 17-minute epic “Murder Most Foul” and “False Prophet.”
Vinyl LP pressing. Includes digital download. 2020 release, the 10th studio album by heavy metal band Lamb of God. Tis self-titled release is the first studio album of all-new material by the band since 2015's VII: Sturm und Drang and the first to feature Art Cruz as the replacement for original drummer Chris Adler, who left Lamb of God in July 2019. The album features guest appearances by Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed and Chuck Billy of Testament.
Following two EPs - Clockscaredet and Hideout -, "Overnight," a celebrated single produced by Daft Punk and their brilliant self-titled debut album, Australian-born, Berlin-based Parcels release an in-studio live album. Recorded live on tape and mixed on a hardware console at the legendary Hansa Studio in Berlin, Live Vol. 1's 18 songs feature everything fans love about Parcels. A generous offering, filled to the brim with the band's hit songs with a heightened live feel.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 album from the Canadian singer/songwriter. Hermitage is the follow-up to his 2017 album The Last Rider. Ron worked with producer Don Kerr to create this album; the two set up in Ron's living room to record where Ron played all the instruments for the album, with the exception of the drums. The result is the songwriter's most self-assured collection, still charmingly subtle yet increasingly full of musical vigor, as on "Chateau Mermaid," an ode to his own Stratford Graceland, or the surprisingly hopeful "Small Minded World" in which Sexsmith croons, Oh now don't feel blue 'cos they don't get you, you'll win this small minded world. This new zen can be heard from the first moments of Kinks-esque album opener, "Spring of the Following Year," as the serene sound of birds situate the listener into Sexsmith's state of grace.
As a salute to the music legend, and celebrating Peggy's landmark 100th birthday, comes a brand new career-spanning collection, Ultimate Peggy Lee. The 22-track album features hits and signature songs including "Fever", "It's a Good Day", "He's A Tramp", "Big Spender", "I'm A Woman" and the previously unreleased "Try A Little Tenderness." Double LP set.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release, the long-awaited follow-up to the Grammy Award-winning The Goat Rodeo Sessions, with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, and Chris Thile. Not Our First Goat Rodeo builds on 2011's genre-defying The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Classical, Classical Crossover, and Bluegrass charts and remained at # 1 for 11 weeks on the Bluegrass chart. Marking Yo-Yo Ma's highest debut on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, the release went on to break into the chart's top 20 albums, where it peaked at #18.
As history would soon document, SMiLE became the most famous unreleased album in rock history, it’s “completion” not seeing daylight until a Grammy®-award winning box set in 2012. SMiLE’s original plan was to incorporate many different elements of American music in an avant-garde fashion, its musical format leaps and bounds ahead of anything that existed contemporaneously. As SMiLE quickly grew in legendary terms, Brian and Van Dyke each went their separate musical ways, only to reunite briefly in 1972 for The Beach Boys classic “Sail On Sailor.” So it was perhaps with great apprehension and excitement that these two musical giants should finally reunite in 1994 for some unfinished business. This time, however, the mission would be complete. The musical terrain familiar . . . a paeon to California . . . Omnivore Recordings is very proud to announce the release of the 25th anniversary special edition of Orange Crate Art by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. By 1994, the roles had been reversed and it was Van Dyke who coaxed Brian into the studio to be the singer of nearly a dozen new songs he had written as a tribute to his home away from home. Parks writes in the liner notes, “Though my roots are somewhere else, far away, my limbs are here in Southern California . . . it’s here . . . that I have struggled desperately for a sense of place . . . Orange Crate Art is a continuum of that which stood, freeze-frame, at the release of SMiLE. Twenty-five years on, this album which sounds like nothing before or since, has been majestically re-mastered by multi-Grammy® award winner Michael Graves. Available on vinyl for the very first time, the deluxe CD package contains three previously unreleased bonus tracks as well as instrumental track versions of 11 of the album’s songs. Orange Crate Art . . . before SMiLE . . . after SMiLE . . . it all makes sense now!
Jordan Davis will release a six song EP on June 19th as a follow-up to his GOLD selling debut album Home State. Jordan had 3- #1 songs on his debut album including "Singles You Up", "Take It From Me", and "Slow Dance In A Parking Lot". This EP will be a bridge for his second full-length album that will be forthcoming. Jordan is nominated for the 2020 ACM Best New Male Artist of the Year and the show will be broadcast in September. CD housed in slip sleeve with mini-jacket packaging.
2020 release from singer, songwriter and producer Jeremy Zucker. Includes the single "Always, I'll Care". With over two billion global streams across his catalog, Zucker has amassed 13 million Spotify monthly listeners, placing him in the top 300 most listened to artists in the world.
Pop Punk legends New Found Glory return with their 9th studio album, Forever and Ever x Infinity. Harking back to the days of Nothing Gold Can Stay and the band's self titled album, the record is full of fast, punk laced drums and the most emo of lyrics revolving around the ups and downs of falling in love. The band will be doing co-headline tour with Simple Plan in the Summer of 2020.
This collection of the label's greatest beats, primarily produced by the enigmatic and prolific Mannie Fresh, is a testament to the sound that changed the course of music history. Ushering in a variety of strings, trip-six patterns and operatic crescendo's this project will be a celebration of the Cash Money empire.
On June 19, 2020,TheNationalwill releasethe10-year anniversary deluxe edition of their 2010 album High Violet.Thetriple LP package includes a third LP which includes tracks never before available on vinyl. To commemoratetheanniversary,TheNationalwill perform High Violet in full at some special shows during 2020, including its own Homecoming Festival in Cincinnati this May.
In 1952, astrophysicist Dr. J. Allen Hynek (Aidan Gillen) and Air Force officer Capt. Michael Quinn (Michael Malarkey) are tasked by the U.S. government with conducting secret investigations into UFO sightings and other strange occurrences. Will they be able to explain the often unexplainable, or will Hynek and Quinn be pulled into a dangerous world of conspiracies and cover-ups? Based on the cases of the real-life Project Blue Book, this History series debuted in 2019, and also stars Laura Mennell, Michael Harney, Ksenia Solo, and Neal McDonough.10 episodes on 2 discs. 7 1/3 hrs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Handed a Miami party pass by fan Paula Abdul (as herself)-and discovering that it only admits three-Sal (Sal Vulcano), Joe (Joe Gatto), Murr (James Murray), and Q (Brian Quinn) road-trip down from Staten Island, challenging one another to their signature hidden-camera competitive shenanigans with the loser being cut out of attending. Bellylaugh-filled big-screen spin-off for the Tenderloins' enduring truTV series features cameos from Jaden Smith, Joey Fatone, Cranjis McBasketball. 92 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
Norah Jones’ seventh solo studio album Pick Me Up Off The Floor features collaborators from Brian Blade to Jeff Tweedy, and grew out of her acclaimed singles series of the past 2 years as the songs she hadn’t yet released unexpectedly congealed into an album of tremendous depth and beauty connected by the sly groove of her piano trios, lyrics that confront loss and portend hope, and a mood that leans into darkness before ultimately finding the light.
Best known as the charismatic lead singer and co-writer of UK band Savages, who received Mercury Prize nominations for both of their now-classic two albums Silence Yourself (2013) and Adore Life (2016), Jehnny Beth's voice, lyrical perspective, and incredible live performances have captivated audiences since the early Aughts. But it's in To Love Is To Live that Jehnny Beth truly steps into - and claims - the spotlight. The album is a sonic tour de force, a dark cinematic meditation on the strange business of being alive. Throughout the record, she explores the deepest reaches of her creative consciousness... wrapped in a whirlwind of sounds. Indeed, in accessing those darkest and least comfortable parts of herself, Jehnny Beth has created a piece of work that is stunningly cathartic, fiercely abrasive, delicately exposed, and rich for discourse.
NCT 127’s 2nd full-length album has been repackaged for ‘Neo Zone: The Final Round’, available on June 12th. Features 17 songs, with the 13 tracks from the original album plus four brand-new tracks. ‘The Final Round’ delivers NCT 127’s ambitious message and music color while bringing high expectations. Both repackaged versions include unique components – one photobook, one folded poster, a postcard (random 1 of 9), a circle card (random 1 of 9) and a photocard (random 1 of 9).
Recorded in Hull, UK in August of last year, MTV Unplugged showcases Liam Gallagher’s solo career highlights alongside Oasis classics in new arrangements featuring backing choir, a string section and more. The MTV special aired globally in September in celebration of the release of his second solo album WHY ME? WHY NOT and includes the solo hits “Wall of Glass” and “One of Us” as well as Oasis’ global smash single “Champagne Supernova”.
One year after the release of her critically-acclaimed fourth studio album, Dedicated, Carly Rae Jepsen is back with the surprise release of a new, highly-requested collection of B-sides. Side B of her previous album, E•MO•TION, shot up to #1 on iTunes album charts upon release.
In 2017 Built To Spill was invited to play a few shows as Daniel Johnston's back up band This is what those rehearsals sounded like. 11 tracks of Johnston's fractured pop presented through the eyes of Built To Spill.
The first pressing is on yellow vinyl and will include a 32 page songbook
The story of Iggy Pop and David Bowie's legendary collaboration on two of the most iconic albums of the decade is told on this new 7-CD Box Set. Features the remastered albums and a disc of outtakes, as well as three discs of live recordings that will be officially released (with the endorsement of Iggy Pop) for the first time.
Iggy Pop's debut solo album 'The Idiot' features legendary collaborations with David Bowie. Originally released in 1977, this release includes hit tracks "China Girl", "Funtime" and "Nightclubbing". Disc two features 15 live songs from the 1977 performance at the Rainbow Theatre in London. 2-CD Deluxe Edition.
Go, Just Do It!, Kenny ''Blues Boss'' Wayne's newest album (June 12 on Stony Plain Records), finds the Boogie Woogie Hall of Famer applying his tremendous talent to an energetic recording of top-shelf good time blues. The album is 13 tracks of originals which include Kenny's arrangement of two Percy Mayfield songs and one by JJ Cale.
Showcasing the magnificent horns of Jerry Cook and Vince Mai, harmonica player Sherman Doucette and Grammy-winning vocalist Diane Schuur, the album will also feature Maple Blues winning vocalist Dawn Tyler Watson, Julie Masi of Juno Award-winning group The Parachute Club and Cory Spruell (aka SeQuaL) rappin' on ''I don't want to be the President.''
Legendary blues piano master Kenny ''Blues Boss'' Wayne was inducted on August 9, 2017 into the Boogie Woogie Piano Hall of Fame in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is hailed by Living Blues Magazine for his six-decade career of bringing the piano back to the front ranks of contemporary blues. This Juno Award winner and multi-Maple Blues Award winner is at the forefront of modern day blues piano.
Guitarist John Scofield celebrates the music of his friend and mentor Steve Swallow in an outgoing and spirited recording, made "old school" style in just one day in New York in March 2019. "I love these songs", says Scofield of the selection of Swallow compositions explored here. The rapport between Scofield and Swallow is evident in every moment. Behind the drum kit, Bill Stewart, a close associate of Scofield's since the early 90s, is alert to all the implications of the interaction.
Rated PG is a collection of Peter Gabriel songs from the movies. Having always loved the combination of film and music (aged 17 he gave up a place at film school to pursue a career in music) Peter Gabriel’s first opportunity to really marry these twin interests came when he was asked to create the music for Alan Parker’s film Birdy in 1985. Further film work, including his music for Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ (that became the album Passion) and the soundtrack to Philip Noyce’s film Rabbit-Proof Fence (released as the album Long Walk Home), has continued to feed that interest. “I have always loved film and any chance I have been offered to work with good film projects and good directors I have jumped at. This is a mixture of songs that have been written for specific films, and existing songs that found an appropriate place in a story. Consequently, there is a mix of different styles and moods.” – Peter Gabriel Alongside those longer soundtrack commissions Peter Gabriel has also regularly contributed songs to a diverse range of movies and Rated PG explores this other connection forged by Peter between his music and film. Rated PG is an opportunity to bring together in one place, for the first time, a selection of songs written especially for, or used to notable effect in, movies and includes new and previously unreleased versions, otherwise unavailable songs and a brand new track. Originally released for Records Store Day in April 2019, where the album was a single LP picture disc in a die-cut sleeve the album is now being released as a CD and standard black vinyl LP. The LP has been half-speed mastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis Mastering and comes as 180g vinyl and a hi-res download code.
Limited tan colored vinyl LP pressing. Includes poster and digital download. 2020 release. After a remarkable two-year run that saw them earn a Grammy Award nomination for their last chart-topping studio album while touring the world from Nashville to New Zealand and back again, Larkin Poe have returned with what is undeniably their most wide-reaching, artistically adventurous, and self-determined work to date. Once again taking the producer reins and releasing on their own Tricki-Woo Records label, Self Made Man sees the multi-instrumentalist sister duo, comprised of the Atlanta-bred, Nashville-based Rebecca and Megan Lovell, pushing their music and message towards hitherto unexplored terrain, inspired by their epic world travels yet still powerfully rooted in the creative heritage of their beloved American South. From the thunderous power of the album-opening "She's A Self Made Man," through the nostalgic "Tears of Blue to Gold" and fierce Chicago blues of "Scorpion," to the front porch jubilation of "Easy Street," the album is ambitious in both it's eclectic, energetic sound and it's resolutely welcoming mission, it's universal lyrical approach fueled by tradition, invention, and Larkin Poe's remarkable ability to touch the hearts and souls of their fellow humans worldwide.
Australia's Aversions Crown are back with their 4th full length album "Hell Will Come For Us All". Produced by Will Putney (Fit for an Autopsy, Thy Art is Murder etc), the band's new album separates them from the rest of the blackened deathcore genre with a technically onerous sound they have developed over the last decade
“Music has just been a part of my life since I was very young—it's been like my football or my soccer,” says Sammy Brue. “I stopped going to school to do it. Because I thought, If I could put seven hours a day into music, imagine where it's going to take me…”
Imagine, indeed. Since writing his first song at the age of 11, Brue has released three homespun EPs, his New West full-length debut, I Am Nice and a 2018 EP, Down with Desperation. In the process, the Ogden, Utah native has been hailed as an “Americana prodigy” by Rolling Stone and one of the “teenagers shaping pop” by The New Yorker.
But these myriad accomplishments may have just been the setup for what is arguably his finest work to date, Crash Test Kid. Brue has always been an artist seemingly wise beyond his years, but onCrash Test Kid he often gets at the heart of a matter or melody with just a simple but insightful turn of phrase or cleverly-picked guitar.
Bibio returns with a new collection of music called Sleep On The Wing, just over a year on from his last album Ribbons. This collection continues the story of Ribbons, with ten tracks drawing on similar inspiration and using a similar palette of instruments and sounds. In this way it continues a pattern in Bibio's work, like Dye The Water Green following Silver Wilkinson. It is much more instrumental focused with only two tracks featuring vocals. Bibio performs the following on Sleep On The Wing: Acoustic guitar / Tenor acoustic guitar / Baritone acoustic guitar / Baritone electric guitar / Bass guitar / Mandolin / Mandola / Octave mandolin / Violin / Viola / Cello / Piano / Rhodes / Wurlitzer / Minimoog / Mellotron / Alto saxophone / Clarinet / Voice
Love, Death & Dancing is British artist Jack Garratt’s highly anticipated upcoming new album. The album contains 12 tracks produced by Jack with additional production on several tracks by Jacknife Lee, long-time friend James Flannigan, and Brett Cox. The album compiles all four individual volumes of Love, Death & Dancing and kicks off with the lead single “Time.” Garratt showcased many of the new songs earlier this year at two special underplays in the US before a UK and European tour in February and March 2020. He’ll also appear at Splendour in the Grass in Australia in July.
“A solid relationship is when someone has your back and will stand by your side no matter what,” explains Boney James about the title of his new CD. Solid is the four-time GRAMMY nominated, multi-platinum selling saxophonist’s seventeenth album as a leader. It follows up his smash 2017 release Honestly (which became his eleventh #1 Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album). With eleven original songs and featuring R&B star Kenny Lattimore on the single “Be Here”, the record is an uplifting collection. Says James, “This new music is a reaction to how stressful the world feels these days. Music is a respite, it’s always ‘solid’ and it never lets me down.
Kahil El'Zabar's 'Spirit Groove' on Spiritmuse Records is the latest musical inspiration from a spiritual jazz master Kahil El'Zabar, featuring the legendary tenor sax colossus, David Murray. El'Zabar's and Murray's collaborative efforts span over 4 decades of exceptional explorations in the varied realms of spiritual jazz. Joining them on this project are 2 extraordinary young talents, Emma Dayhuff on acoustic bass and Justin Dillard on keyboards/organ. 'Spirit Groove' is an innovative journey into the core soul of jazz and groove, where all are one in Spirit.
At various points along the trajectory between then and now, Travis have sold millions of albums (just under three million of The Man Who in the UK alone); they’ve been the subject of an award-winning feature length documentary (Almost Fashionable) and Fran has elicited acclaim from Paul McCartney, Elton John and Graham Nash – all songwriters whose ability to divine a timeless melody out of thin air has sustained them through the decades. ’10 Songs’ is an album that holds you in its own emotional microclimate at the outset and keeps you there. It’s also a grown-up record. ’10 Songs’ is a record about the way life comes at love and what love does to weather those challenges. “This is no rehearsal/This is the take,” sings Fran at the beginning of Waving At The Window, over an insistent piano hook, “Promises you once kept/Are going to break Every track on this album carries an even load. No passengers here. Nowhere to hide. “I write songs in an antiquated way,” explains their creator, “Sitting at the bottom of the bed, ‘pouring my simple sorrow to the sound hole and my knee’, as Joni Mitchell put it.” As a songwriter based in L.A., Fran Healy doesn’t need anyone to tell him this is no longer how it’s done. It’s far from uncommon for the credits on successful modern pop songs to feature upwards of ten writers. Hits by committee. “It’s fine,” notes Fran, “Personally though, I’ll take ten songs written by one person over one song written by ten people. And if I feel that way, then surely someone else must do too.”
Since the release of her debut album LIGHTS in 2010, multi-platinum, singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding’s incredible career to date has seen her receive two GRAMMY Award nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, two BRIT Awards, sales of 17 million albums and over 128 million singles, and 20 billion streams worldwide. She holds Billboard’s Hot 100 record for the most entries on the chart this century by a British female vocalist, has had 8 Top 40 radio hits, has over 50 million followers on social media, has performed for audiences over one million and graced the stage at every major U.S. festival including Coachella and Lollapalooza. She has performed by invitation for President Obama, the Royal Family and Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, is a UN Global Environmental Ambassador, and is a noted campaigner and philanthropist speaking regularly on the climate emergency. Brightest Blue is Ellie’s highly anticipated 4th studio album release - split into two sides to showcase both her artistic depth and commercial success - lead by Platinum singles “Close To Me” and “Hate Me”. The full record was executive produced by Ellie Goulding and Joe Kearns with additional writing and production from Tobias Jesso Jr., Starsmith, ILYA, serpentwithfeet, Patrick Wimberly (of Chairlift) and Jim Eliot.
Pop on Floor It!!!, the new and second full-length effort from the Texas Gentlemen, and prepare your eardrums to be hit with everything from woozy, brass-fueled Dixieland-style jazz (“Veal Cutlass”), to slinky, chicken-scratch country funk (“Bare Maximum”) to lushly orchestrated pop-soul balladry (“Ain’t Nothin’ New”)—and that’s all in just the first 10 minutes of play time.
While the Gentlemen’s sound is clearly steeped in the classic roots, rock and pop music of the ‘60s and ‘70s, there’s a dreamy (the lilting “Sing Me to Sleep”), spacey (“Skyway Streetcar”) and occasionally progressive (“Dark at the End of the Tunnel”) element to what they do that seems to detach the music from belonging to any particular place and time. Add in elements of funk, soul, country, r&b, southern rock, gospel and essentially any other style that catches their musically omnivorous ears; an expansive and detailed approach to arrangement that sees the songs adorned with all manner of horns, strings and heavenly background vocals (“Hard Road”) and you have a collection of tunes that is more than just a mere album. Rather, Floor It!!! is a rich and righteous ride.
S.G. Goodman was raised in Western Kentucky on the Mississippi River Delta in a strict church going family of row crop farmers. Her debut solo album, co-produced with fellow Kentuckian Jim James, showcases S.G.'s otherworldly voice, which soars above a sonic blend of gritty guitars, bottomland grooves and plaintive balladry."
With a legendary career spanning nearly five decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide. The band is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams. With no signs of slowing down, KANSAS continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.The summer of 2020 marks the release of “The Absence of Presence,” KANSAS’s sixteenth studio album. The wide-ranging progressive rock album, released by InsideOut Music, follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit,” which debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.
2019 release, the 14th studio album from the Canadian rocker - his first since 2015's Get Up. Shine a Light's 12 tracks include the title track and a duet with Jennifer Lopez called "That's How Strong Our Love Is." This CD version has an exclusive song "The Last Night on Earth" (the LP pressing swaps that with "I Hear You Knockin'.")
"I want nothing more than to be alone," Emily Kempf sings early on Flower of Devotion, the third album by Chicago trio Dehd. It's a startling admission coming from a songwriter who, just a year ago on Dehd's critically acclaimed Water, wrote eloquently about the joys and pains - more than anything, the necessity - of love, compassion, and companionship. But then, "admission" isn't really the right word here, given the stridency of Kempf's tone. "Loner" is a declaration.
The record ups the ante on Dehd's sound & filters in just enough polish to bring out the shining and melancholy undertones in Jason Balla and Emily Kempf's songwriting, even as it captures them at their most strident. Balla's guitar lines at times flirt with ticklish cosmic country, while at others they reflect the dark marble sounds of Broadcast. Kempf, meanwhile, establishes herself as a singer of incredible expressive range, pinching into a high lonesome wail, letting loose a chirping "ooh!," pushing her voice below its breaking point and letting it swing down there. When she and Balla bounce descending counter-melodies off one another over McGrady's one-two thumps, or skitter off over a programmed drum pad, they sound like The B-52s shaking off heartache.
What makes Flower of Devotion so impressive is how its creation seems to have strengthened its creators, both as individuals and as unit, even as they've stared down their own limitations. It's also striking just how much fun they seem to be having in the process. "It's okay to be lighthearted in the face of despair," Kempf says. It's a theme that runs through the album, from the opening back-and-forth build of "Desire" to the click-clacking chorus of "Haha," which finds them deflating their own history. Flower of Devotion was recorded in April and August of 2019 in Chicago. It will be released on Fire Talk Records on July 17th 2020.
After a legendary career as the enigmatic frontman for Pulp, and a successful run of solo albums and collaborations, Jarvis Cocker debuts his first new full length album since 2009 with musical project JARV IS' JARV IS... an ongoing live experience because life is an ongoing live experience. THIS IS NOT A LIVE ALBUM'it's an ALIVE ALBUM. Thanks for listening.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release, the fifth album from the British rockers. The follow-up to Full Nelson features 12 new tracks. The members of Massive Wagons say: "Times are hard and scary right now. We want to do all we know how to do - that's bring music to people. Everyone needs to look after each other because we are all In It Together. We hope our music sends positive vibes to everyone affected by the situation, and see you on the road when normality is restored."
180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Gaslighter is the brilliant 2020 album from The Chicks, and is the fifth studio album to be released by the band. It is The Chick's first new album since 2006's Taking The Long Way, which won five Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. Gaslighter is produced by Jack Antonoff with The Chicks. Superstars, renegades, innovators, heroes, villains, and moms, The Chicks have grown from a band into a cultural phenomenon. Since the release of their debut album, Wide Open Spaces in 1998, The Chicks' music has stirred emotions in fans across the world, making them one of the biggest and most influential bands of our time.
Surfer Blood's Carefree Theatre, out May 1, 2020 on Kanine Records, is their fifth studio album. The Carefree Theater in West Palm Beach, FL was the only real venue in town for most of John Paul Pitts childhood. It was where he would go for anything from shows to theatrical productions. It was just the kind of exposure that showed him there was a whole world outside of Florida, the kind of experience that would inform a twenty-one year old student to drop out of school and start a band. He did just that. Surfer Blood's rise was remarkable - and just recently recounted in detail with the 10 year anniversary of their debut and breakout album Astro Coast. A decade ago. That's a long time. Where a lot can happen. On May 1, 2020, Surfer Blood will release Carefree Theatre an album that bring them full circle. Pitts returned to Florida, returned to Kanine and created an album worth of short pop songs.
There is a sting in the summer blossom of Ultimate Success Today, Protomartyr' new album. Arriving after Relatives In Descent, Protomartyr's headlong dive into the morass of American life in 2017, Ultimate Success Today is a fitting follow-up for the Detroit band.
100 gecs is the duo comprised of Laura Les and Dylan Brady. Scavenging scraps of musical influences and welding them together into dangerous machines, they destroy the competition with their army of lethal bangers. “1000 gecs And The Tree Of Clues” is a wild, reinvention of the band’s critically acclaimed 2019 debut album “1000 gecs” and includes features and remixes from artists including Fallout Boy, Charli XCX, Rico Nasty, Kero Kero Bonito, Tommy Cash, Dorian Electra, and many others.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Love Letter is the legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath's stunningly elegant last testament, a take on seminal ballads. Includes songs written by Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie and Kenny Dorham in addition to original material. Partially recorded in New York in the days preceding his 93rd birthday, Jimmy presided over a brilliant cast of colleagues and friends. The result is pure Heath: polished, inventive, candid, beautiful. Guest artists include Wynton Marsalis, Gregory Porter, and more.
Summer 2020, and No Age are back out on the street! Effortlessly raw and extravagant in one practiced swoop, they set their live/bedroom internal clock and get out early into a glorious windtunnel of naked beats and sunbaked guitars, forming a wave from with they hang eleven tunes. A perfectly balanced set, ranging from their classic punk and indie to ever-evolving soundscapes, in their maybe their most direct statement yet.
After completing his previous projects Postcards (where he wrote 52 songs in 52 weeks) and Ghostwriting (where he offered his songwriting to tell other peoples stories), Jens Lekman came up with a new idea. He asked fellow Swedish songwriter Annika Norlin (Hello Saferide, Säkert!) to join him. The idea was that throughout the year of 2018, the two of them would correspond through music. Each month, one of them would write a song and the next month, the other one would reply. Before starting, they did some research on famous letter writing in literature. They were struck by how you usually have to be dead and declared a genius for your correspondence to be published. That's sad, they thought, and decided this would be great to do while they were still alive. The rules were simple: - One letter each month throughout the year - in total, six songs for Jens and six for Annika. - Only one instrument could be used for each song. This was TO help them focus on the songs/letters instead of the production. Correspondence gave Jens and Annika an outlet for more spontaneous ideas, and they decided to stay under the radar by only releasing the songs on the Correspondence website, and a Spotify playlist. Most of the time they forgot that anyone else could hear the songs, and they turned out very personal. But looking back at 2018, maybe most of the personal things they wrote about - exhaustion, longing for human connection, harassment, climate change anxiety - summed up 2018 at a larger level as well.
As the project came to an end, Jens and Annika listened through the songs and felt pleased with the results. An epistolary novel in the form of twelve folksongs. Jens wrote string arrangements for half of the songs and brought in violinist Ellen Hjalmarsson and cellist Petra Lundin. For the first time since the digital release, their correspondence will be released on vinyl.
‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ is Bob Dylan’s first album of original material in 8 years and his first since becoming the only songwriter to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 2016. Its 10 tracks include the three new songs released this spring: the album’s lead-off track, “I Contain Multitudes,” the nearly 17-minute epic “Murder Most Foul” and “False Prophet.”