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  • New Release Round-Up 06-21-19

    The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger

    The Raconteurs - Help Us StrangerThe Raconteurs - Help Us StrangerThe Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger-Third Man Records
    The Raconteurs Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler release their long-awaited new album,Help Us Stranger, which is the GRAMMY Award-winning rock bands third studio LP and first new album in more than a decade. HELP US STRANGER sees the mighty combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock 'n' roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and Whites uncompromising songcraft and the bands steadfast musical muscle. With HELP US STRANGER, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.

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    Prince - Originals
    - Warner Bros
    This week, The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Bros. Records and TIDAL, will release Originals, a 15-track album featuring 14 previously unreleased recordings that illuminate the vital, behind-the-scenes role Prince played in other artists' careers. The tracks were selected collaboratively by Troy Carter, on behalf of The Prince Estate, and JAY-Z.By the mid-1980s, Prince was dominating the charts even as a writer/producer with songs he'd composed and recorded for others. In addition to releasing nine of his most commercially successful full-length albums, he also wrote and recorded endless reels of material for proteges The Time, Vanity 6, Sheila E., Apollonia 6, Jill Jones, the Family, and Mazarati. Occasionally, Prince's original demo recordings would be used as master takes on their albums, with only minor alterations to the instrumentation and a replacement of the vocal tracks. Other times, artists would rely on his demos to guide them through their own recording process, with Prince's initial take informing their final version of his song. The aggregate effect was a complete saturation and transformation of the pop music landscape, with Prince both leading and subverting mainstream culture.

    Willie Nelson - Ride Me Back Home- Sony Legacy
    Ride Me Back Home is another incredible addition to Willie Nelson's legendary catalog that finds him working once again with producer Buddy Cannon. Ride Me Back Home sits beside 2017's God's Problem Child and 2018's Last Man Standing as a trilogy of superior songcraft exploring ideas of mortality with wisdom, empathy and a winking love of life. Nelson and Cannon co-wrote a handful of songs but also call on their favorite songsmithsgreat writers with great stories to tell: Sonny Throckmorton, Guy Clark, Mac Davis, Buzz Rabin. The result is a magical collection of tunes with emphasis on the lyric. Backed by an amazing band of Nashville gunslingers, Ride Me Back Home finds Willie Nelson making some of the most inspired work of his career.

    Buddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. South

    Buddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. SouthBuddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. SouthBuddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. South-New West Records
    Their first album together in nearly 10 years,Breakdown On 20th Ave. Southis an album of Julie Miller songs produced by Buddy Miller. As a couple and individually,Buddy & Julie Millerhave been nominated and received multiple awards including Grammys, Americana Awards, Dove Awards among others. Julie Millers songs have been recorded by a diverse range of artists including Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Levon Helm, Solomon Burke, and Miranda Lambert. Buddy Miller is known for his work as a guitarist, performing live and in the studio with artists such as Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris. Buddy's production credits include albums with Plant, Harris, Earle, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and many more. Breakdown On 20th Ave. South is a first rate showcase for Julies finely crafted lyrics. There is a line from the track Spittin' on Fire that best illustrates Julies sharp edged word play: You're a dangerous little storm, one part cold and one part warm. The song War Child is a cry for help that usually goes unheard. A cry for help from thousands and thousands of children stolen from their families, forced to carry a gun at ages as young as 7 or 8. Never to see home again. Tracks like, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me and Everything Is Your Fault hint at the ups and downs of love. The entire album is tied together by Buddy's unfussy production style. Breakdown On 20th Ave. South is a treat for long time fans of Buddy & Julie and a delightful discovery for new listeners.

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    Mannequin Pussy - Patience

    Mannequin Pussy - PatienceMannequin Pussy - PatienceMannequin Pussy - Patience-Epitaph
    The third full-length fromMannequin Pussy,Patienceis an album fascinated with the physical experience of the body, its songs tracking the movements of mouths and hands and racing hearts, skin and spit and teeth and blood. Deeply attuned to the power of their own physicality, the Philadelphia-based band channels complex emotion in blistering riffs, thrashing rhythms, vocals that feel as immediate and untamed as a gut reaction. But throughout Patience, the Philadelphia-based band contrasts that raw vitality with intricate melodies and finely detailed arrangements, building a strange and potent tension that makes the album all the more cathartic. The follow-up to Romantica 2016 release praised by Pitchfork for combin[ing] punk, shoegaze, death metal, and more, with the ferocious push-pull energy of a mosh pitPatience came to life at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. In creating the album, Mannequin Pussy worked with producer/engineer Will Yip (Quicksand, The Menzingers), shaping an explosive sound that never overshadows the subtlety of their songwriting. In the past theres been a chaotic feeling to the recording process, but working with Will put us in a different headspace, says Dabice. It helped us show our progression over the past few years and make a very crisp-sounding record, without losing the dirtiness of what Mannequin Pussy really is.

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    Marshall - Layers

    Marshall - LayersMarshall - LayersMarshall - Layers-Nettwerk Records
    The idea forLayersbegan to percolate a couple years ago, asMarshallwas finding success with his joyous pop-band Walk off the Earth, the YouTube overachieversturnedJuno winners. Still, hed always envisioned himself falling somewhere between the musically transcendent Bob Dylan and Bon Iver. An emotionally tumultuous album, Layers is the sound of Marshall evincing everything from toxic relationships past to present insecurities and is the next-level output of an artist without boundaries.

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    Philip Bailey - Love Will Find A Way

    Philip Bailey - Love Will Find A WayPhilip Bailey - Love Will Find A WayPhilip Bailey - Love Will Find A Way-Verve
    For over 50 years, Earth Wind and Fire provided the soundtrack to the lives of many. With award winning albums and chart-topping hits such as September, Devotion, Reasons and Keep Your Head to the Sky EWF have stood the test of time and continue to be a force in music.Philip Bailey, one of the lead singers, also experienced solo success with Easy Lover and Walking on the Chinese Wall. This new album,Love Will Find A Way, has Philip teamed up with some of todays hottest, progressive Jazz artists such as Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, Kamasi Washington, Casey Benjamin, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd and more. The single, Billy Jack, was written by the legendary Curtis Mayfield and produced by both Robert Glasper and Philip Bailey.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Mark Ronson - Late Night Feelings
    Bad Books - III
    Titus Andronicus - An Obelisk
    Quantic - Atlantic Oscillations
    Hot Chip - A Bath Full Of Ecstasy
    Two Door Cinema Club - False Alarm
    Hollywood Vampires - Rise
    Richard Reed Parry - Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 2
    Himesh Patel - Yesterday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Bremen [Ltd Edition Gold 3LP]
    Travis - Live At Glastonbury 99
    Travis - The Man Who: 20th Anniversary Edition
    The Ocean Blue - Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves
    Jamie Cullum - Taller
    Various Artists - This Is the Town: Tribute to Nilsson Volume 2
    Jim Lauderdale - From Another World
    Black Pumas - Black Pumas
    Fruit Bats - Gold Past Life
    Aaron Watson - Red Bandana
    Will Young - Lexicon
    Nick Murphy & Chet Faker - Run Fast Sleep Naked
    Various Artists - Toy Story 4 (Soundtrack)

    & More .....

    Los Straitjackets - Channel Surfing EP
    Hackensaw Boys - A Fireproof House Of Sunshine EP
    Rammstein - Deutschland [Limited Edition 7in Single]
    Volbeat - Last Day Under The Sun
    Cherubs - 18 The Number
    Iggy Pop - Run Like A Villain










    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Jade Jackson - Wilderness

    Jade Jackson - WildernessJade Jackson - WildernessJade Jackson - Wilderness-Anti
    Wilderness is a powerhouse of a record by Jade Jackson, a follow-up to her 2017 debut, Gilded. Her new work deals heavily with the in-betweens and stepping stones we dwell in and leap across while coming to terms with our sense of self, and how melancholy can be a powerful weapon to wield, especially in the form of a roots-rock or country song. Wilderness, like Gilded, was produced by Mike Ness, the SoCal punk rock legend who essentially plucked Jackson from obscurity several years ago and helped hone her craft and sound. Jackson calls Ness a master of feel and rhythm and credits him with showing her how to invoke more of those calling cards in her new work, in addition to those countless tools now in her arsenal that they developed together over time. As the pairs master-pupil relationship continues to evolve, Jackson recognizes that Ness has become more open to her input while she herself has gotten more hands-on in the studio, a process that ultimately resulted in delivering the sound for which both parties were striving. The message of Wilderness is in how to get through tough situationsif you visualize yourself somewhere, all that good energy and intention can get you where you want to go. Jade Jackson

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  • New Release Round-Up 06-14-19

    New Releases 14 June 2019

    Baroness - Gold & Grey- ABRAXAN HYMNS
    "Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop a more unique and challenging sound. Im sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date. We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record Im positive we could never again replicate. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know Sebastian, Nick and Gina as both my bandmates and my friends. They have pushed me to become a better songwriter, musician and vocalist. Were all extremely excited for this release, which includes quite a few 'firsts' for the band, and were thrilled to be back on tour to play these psychotic songs for our fans. Expect some surprises." -John Baizley

    Madonna - Madame X- INTERSCOPE RECORDS
    Influenced creatively by living in Lisbon, Portugal over the past several years, Madame X is a collection of 15 new songs that celebrate Madonnas career-long affair with Latin music and culture as well as other global influences. Singing in Portuguese, Spanish and English, highlights on the album include Medelln, which was co-produced by Mirwais and captures the spirit of Malumas hometown, the anthemic song I Rise, the Jamaican dancehall vibes of Future featuring Quavo, and co-produced by Diplo, as well as the sonically innovative Mirwais produced Dark Ballet. Recorded over 18 months in Portugal, London, New York and Los Angeles, Madonna collaborated on Madame X with longtime producer Mirwais, as well as with producers Mike Dean and Diplo, among others.

    Bruce Springsteen - Western Stars- SONY
    Western Stars is the new album from Bruce Springsteen, and his first new studio album in five years. This collection of songs takes his music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late '60s and early '70s. The album was recorded primarily at Springsteen's home studio in New Jersey, with additional recording in California and New York. "This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements," says Springsteen. "It's a jewel box of a record." The 13 tracks on Western Stars encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope. Ron Aniello produced the album with Springsteen and plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four tracks. The musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players including Jon Brion (who plays celeste, Moog, and farfisa), as well as guest appearances by David Sancious, Charlie Giordano, and Soozie Tyrell.

    Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The Sun

    Chris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The SunChris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The SunChris Robinson Brotherhood - Servants Of The Sun-Silver Arrow Records
    Servants Of The Sunbursts into the clear blue air with the funky upper atmosphere bubbling of vintage keyboards and driving rhythm. A gateway swings wide open to a universe that theChris Robinson Brotherhoodhas been tirelessly constructing for eight years through extraordinary musicianship, endless touring and a roving, seemingly bottomless wizards chest of sonic delights. The bands 8th studio effort since forming in 2011spread out over six full length albums and two EPssets aside the studio explorations of their more recent work and turns inward to the heart of the Brotherhoods universe. Of the origin concept forServants, bandleader Chris Robinson explains: I let my head go to a Saturday night at the Fillmore, and said, whats the best set we could play? And in following that guiding principle the CRB bottled their pure essence into 10 new songs, a distillation of their journey so far. In many ways they have come full circle in delivering their most direct, bare bones, rock n roll record since debut companion albums Big Moon Ritual and The Magic Door.

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    Los Coast - Samsara

    Los Coast - SamsaraLos Coast - SamsaraLos Coast - Samsara- New West Records
    On their eagerly awaited debut albumSamsara, the visionary Austin, TX comboLos Coastdelivers a fresh blast of punchy psychedelic-pop-soul that effortlessly incorporates a wide range of genres. The band's seamlessly soulful songcraft incorporates the band's distinctive grooves along with the inventive compositions and commanding vocals of principal members Trey Privott (lead vocals, guitar) and John Courtney (guitar, keyboards, vocals). Even before Samsara had been recorded, Los Coast had already earned a reputation as one of America's most exciting and inventive young bands. With its lineup rounded out by Megan Hartman on bass, Damien Llanes on drums and Natalie Wright on keys, plus a varied assortment of guest players, Los Coast was already renowned for its rousing, expansive live sets. That same mix of energy and expertise is reflected on Samsara, which features such memorable, no-nonsense tunes as 'Simplify,' 'Monsters,' 'Graves' and the frantic, tongue-twisting '(Everything But) The Kitchen Sink.' The album delivers infectious hooks, ironic lyrical twists and explosive funk grooves in equal measure, providing an irresistible frame for Privott's soulful vocals and the band's explosive grooves.

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    Bastille - Doom Days

    Bastille - Doom DaysBastille - Doom DaysBastille - Doom Days-Capitol
    This week,Bastillerelease their new albumDoom Dayson Virgin Records. Made by Dan Smith with bandmates Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson and Chris Woody Wood, and producer Mark Crew, it sees the GRAMMY-nominated, Brit-winning band stretch out and open up like never before. The new album consists of 11 tracks and features previously released Quarter Past Midnight with the euphoric new single Joy. Doom Days marks something of a shift in perception from its widely acclaimed predecessor, the new album captures the need to temporarily switch off and escape. It celebrates real human connections and urges us to keep searching for those moments of elation. Hailed by Rolling Stone as Britpops new crown princes, Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 6.5 billion cumulative streams globally.

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    Noah Kahan - Busyhead

    Noah Kahan - BusyheadNoah Kahan - BusyheadNoah Kahan - Busyhead-Republic
    In two short years, music quite literally carried 22-year-old singer, songwriter and artistNoah Kahanaround the worlda long way from his native Strafford, VT (pop. 1,045) and the 133-acre tree farm where he resides. On the trip, the alternative troubadour notched an international hit in the form of Hurt Somebody, which charted at #1 on Australian national radio for three weeks, while also charting in the Top 40 at Hot AC stateside.

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    Stan Getz - Getz At The Gate

    Stan Getz - Getz At The GateStan Getz - Getz At The GateStan Getz - Getz At The Gate- Verve
    Getz At The Gate is a previously unreleased 1961 live recording from the historic Village Gate in New York City. This release features an all-star, rarely heard quartet with pianist Steve Kuhn, bassist John Neves and drummer Roy Haynes (aka The Boston Band). Includes extensive liner notes by Boston jazz historian Bob Blumenthal.

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    Calexico and Iron & Wine - Years to Burn

    Calexico and Iron & Wine - Years to BurnCalexico and Iron & Wine - Years to BurnCalexico and Iron & Wine - Years to Burn-Sub Pop
    Calexico and Iron & Winefirst made an artistic connection with In the Reins, the 2005 EP that brought Sam Beam, Joey Burns and John Convertino together. The acclaimed collaboration introduced both acts to wider audiences and broadened Beams artistic horizons, but it was the shared experience of touring together in the tradition of Bob Dylans Rolling Thunder Revue that cemented their bond. Their roads diverged in the years that followed, but they kept in touch and cross-pollinated where they could. Although they often talked about rekindling their collaboration in the studio and on the stage, it wasnt until last year that their schedules aligned. As on In the Reins, Beam took the lead on songwriting forYears to Burn, but Burns added one of his own in the end. They took differing approaches: Sam shared meticulous demos ahead of time and was ready with arrangement ideas and instrumental parts, while Joey came in with concepts and an eagerness to improvise. Life is hard. Awesome. And scary as shit. But it can lift you up if you let it, Sam offers. These are the things Joey and I write about now. And the title can encapsulate a lot of things. Years to Burn could mean youre cocky, youve got it made. Or, our life is ours to burn, to be inspired. Or youre burned by life, brutalized. Its an ambiguous title, because life is complicated.

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    Roger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' Orchestral

    Roger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' OrchestralRoger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' OrchestralRoger Daltrey - The Who's 'Tommy' Orchestral-Polydor
    Celebrating 50 Years Of The Whos Tommy.The Who's 'Tommy' Orchestral.Performed byRoger Daltrey, with members of The Who band and the orchestra conducted by Keith Levenson with orchestration from David Campbell.Double Gatefold Heavyweight Black Vinyl recorded in Budapest and Bethel in upstate New York, the scene of the first Woodstock festival 50 years ago, was produced by Roger and Keith Levenson and features the core band of Simon Townshend Vocals / Guitar, Frank Simes Guitar, Scott Devours Drums, Jon Button Bass, and Loren Gold keyboards, all of whom have played with The Who live. Keith Levenson conducted The Budapest Scoring Orchestra from new orchestrations by David Campbell.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Fanfare: The Best Of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Jim James - Uniform Distortion
    Angelo Badalamenti and David Lynch - Twin Peaks: Season Two Music And More
    Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - Turn Off The News (Build A Garden)
    Jordan Rakei - Origin
    Ages and Ages - Me You They We
    Jamestown Revival - San Isabel
    Chris Shiflett - Hard Lessons
    X Ambassadors - ORION
    ZZ Top - Goin' 50
    Remo Drive - Natural, Everyday Degradation
    Mattiel - Satis Factory
    Dressy Bessy - Fast Faster Disaster
    Keb' Mo' - Oklahoma
    Various Artists - Self Discovery For Social Survival
    R.E.M. - In Time: The Best Of R.E.M. 1988-2003
    Bill Callahan - Shepherd In a Sheepskin Vest
    Carole King - Live at Montreux 1973
    This Gift Is A Curse - A Throne of Ash
    Kate Tempest - The Book Of Traps and Lessons

    & More .....

    Mabel - Mad Love [Single]
    Hiss Golden Messenger - I Need A Teacher [Single]

    Dave Matthews Band - Come Tomorrow [Single]









    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Buddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. South

    Buddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. SouthBuddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. SouthBuddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. South-New West Records
    Their first album together in nearly 10 years,Breakdown On 20th Ave. Southis an album of Julie Miller songs produced by Buddy Miller. As a couple and individually,Buddy & Julie Millerhave been nominated and received multiple awards including Grammys, Americana Awards, Dove Awards among others. Julie Millers songs have been recorded by a diverse range of artists including Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Levon Helm, Solomon Burke, and Miranda Lambert. Buddy Miller is known for his work as a guitarist, performing live and in the studio with artists such as Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris. Buddy's production credits include albums with Plant, Harris, Earle, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and many more. Breakdown On 20th Ave. South is a first rate showcase for Julies finely crafted lyrics. There is a line from the track Spittin' on Fire that best illustrates Julies sharp edged word play: You're a dangerous little storm, one part cold and one part warm. The song War Child is a cry for help that usually goes unheard. A cry for help from thousands and thousands of children stolen from their families, forced to carry a gun at ages as young as 7 or 8. Never to see home again. Tracks like, I'm Gonna Make You Love Me and Everything Is Your Fault hint at the ups and downs of love. The entire album is tied together by Buddy's unfussy production style. Breakdown On 20th Ave. South is a treat for long time fans of Buddy & Julie and a delightful discovery for new listeners.

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    The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger

    The Raconteurs - Help Us StrangerThe Raconteurs - Help Us StrangerThe Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger-Third Man Records
    The Raconteurs Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler have announced the release of their long-awaited new album,Help Us Stranger, which is the GRAMMY Award-winning rock bands third studio LP and first new album in more than a decade. Out on Friday, June 21, HELP US STRANGER sees the mighty combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock 'n' roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and Whites uncompromising songcraft and the bands steadfast musical muscle. With HELP US STRANGER, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.

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    Philip Bailey - Love Will Find A Way

    Philip Bailey - Love Will Find A WayPhilip Bailey - Love Will Find A WayPhilip Bailey - Love Will Find A Way-Verve
    For over 50 years, Earth Wind and Fire provided the soundtrack to the lives of many. With award winning albums and chart-topping hits such as September, Devotion, Reasons and Keep Your Head to the Sky EWF have stood the test of time and continue to be a force in music.Philip Bailey, one of the lead singers, also experienced solo success with Easy Lover and Walking on the Chinese Wall. This new album,Love Will Find A Way, has Philip teamed up with some of todays hottest, progressive Jazz artists such as Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, Kamasi Washington, Casey Benjamin, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd and more. The single, Billy Jack, was written by the legendary Curtis Mayfield and produced by both Robert Glasper and Philip Bailey.

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    Marshall - Layers

    Marshall - LayersMarshall - LayersMarshall - Layers-Nettwerk Records
    The idea forLayersbegan to percolate a couple years ago, asMarshallwas finding success with his joyous pop-band Walk off the Earth, the YouTube overachieversturnedJuno winners. Still, hed always envisioned himself falling somewhere between the musically transcendent Bob Dylan and Bon Iver. An emotionally tumultuous album, Layers is the sound of Marshall evincing everything from toxic relationships past to present insecurities and is the next-level output of an artist without boundaries.

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    Mannequin Pussy - Patience

    Mannequin Pussy - PatienceMannequin Pussy - PatienceMannequin Pussy - Patience-Epitaph
    The third full-length fromMannequin Pussy,Patienceis an album fascinated with the physical experience of the body, its songs tracking the movements of mouths and hands and racing hearts, skin and spit and teeth and blood. Deeply attuned to the power of their own physicality, the Philadelphia-based band channels complex emotion in blistering riffs, thrashing rhythms, vocals that feel as immediate and untamed as a gut reaction. But throughout Patience, the Philadelphia-based band contrasts that raw vitality with intricate melodies and finely detailed arrangements, building a strange and potent tension that makes the album all the more cathartic. The follow-up to Romantica 2016 release praised by Pitchfork for combin[ing] punk, shoegaze, death metal, and more, with the ferocious push-pull energy of a mosh pitPatience came to life at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. In creating the album, Mannequin Pussy worked with producer/engineer Will Yip (Quicksand, The Menzingers), shaping an explosive sound that never overshadows the subtlety of their songwriting. In the past theres been a chaotic feeling to the recording process, but working with Will put us in a different headspace, says Dabice. It helped us show our progression over the past few years and make a very crisp-sounding record, without losing the dirtiness of what Mannequin Pussy really is.

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Music Releases 06-21-19

The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger [LP]

The Raconteurs - Help Us Stranger [LP]

New Vinyl: $17.98   $14.98
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The Raconteurs Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence, and Patrick Keeler have announced the release of their long-awaited new album, HELP US STRANGER, which is the GRAMMY Award-winning rock bands third studio LP and first new album in more than a decade. Out on Friday, June 21, HELP US STRANGER sees the mighty combo reassembled, stronger and perhaps even more vital than ever before as they continue to push rock 'n' roll forward into its future, bonding prodigious riffs, blues power, sinewy psychedelia, Detroit funk, and Nashville soul via Benson and Whites uncompromising songcraft and the bands steadfast musical muscle. With HELP US STRANGER, The Raconteurs have returned right when they are needed most, unified and invigorated with boundless ambition, infinite energy and a collectivist spirit operating at the peak of its considerable powers, once again creating a sound and fury only possible when all four of its members come together.

Prince - Originals

Prince - Originals

New CD: $16.98   $13.98

This June, The Prince Estate, in partnership with Warner Bros. Records and TIDAL, will release Originals, a 15-track album featuring 14 previously unreleased recordings that illuminate the vital, behind-the-scenes role Prince played in other artists' careers. The tracks were selected collaboratively by Troy Carter, on behalf of The Prince Estate, and JAY-Z.

By the mid-1980s, Prince was dominating the charts even as a writer/producer with songs he'd composed and recorded for others. In addition to releasing nine of his most commercially successful full-length albums, he also wrote and recorded endless reels of material for proteges The Time, Vanity 6, Sheila E., Apollonia 6, Jill Jones, the Family, and Mazarati. Occasionally, Prince's original demo recordings would be used as master takes on their albums, with only minor alterations to the instrumentation and a replacement of the vocal tracks. Other times, artists would rely on his demos to guide them through their own recording process, with Prince's initial take informing their final version of his song. The aggregate effect was a complete saturation and transformation of the pop music landscape, with Prince both leading and subverting mainstream culture.

Mark Ronson - Late Night Feelings [LP]

Mark Ronson - Late Night Feelings [LP]

New Vinyl: $25.98   $23.38
Willie Nelson - Ride Me Back Home [LP]

Willie Nelson - Ride Me Back Home [LP]

New Vinyl: $21.98   $19.78

Ride Me Back Home is another incredible addition to Willie Nelson's legendary catalog that finds him working once again with producer Buddy Cannon. Ride Me Back Home sits beside 2017's God's Problem Child and 2018's Last Man Standing as a trilogy of superior songcraft exploring ideas of mortality with wisdom, empathy and a winking love of life. Nelson and Cannon co-wrote a handful of songs but also call on their favorite songsmithsgreat writers with great stories to tell: Sonny Throckmorton, Guy Clark, Mac Davis, Buzz Rabin. The result is a magical collection of tunes with emphasis on the lyric. Backed by an amazing band of Nashville gunslingers, Ride Me Back Home finds Willie Nelson making some of the most inspired work of his career.

Bad Books - III [LP]

Bad Books - III [LP]

New Vinyl: $21.98   $19.78

The stars have finally aligned and the triple-tailed comet has reappeared. Keep your ears to the skies for another momentous encounter with Bad Books III. What Andy Hull calls their new Simon & Garfunkel in space stylesparse structures, simple harmonies, and gorgeous sonic embellishments. But considering both their inter-personal dynamics and joyful congregation, perhaps it would be more accurate to refer to the 2019 version of Bad Books as Simon & Garfunkel as true friends.

Titus Andronicus - An Obelisk [LP]

Titus Andronicus - An Obelisk [LP]

New Vinyl: $19.98   $16.98

Single LP on black vinyl in single jacket on uncoated paper w/ eurosleeve. Includes coupon for full download

An Obelisk is the sixth album from Titus Andronicus, which finds the noted rock band under the stewardship of producer and legendary rocker Bob Mould (Hsker D, Sugar, et al.). This trans-generational meeting of the minds has yielded the most immediate, intense, and unadorned Titus Andronicus record to date. Clocking in it a brisk 38 minutes and change, it is also the shortest. Recorded over six breathless days at Steve Albini's world-renowned Electrical Audio studio in Chicago, An Obelisk presents the sound of Titus Andronicus, rock band, at it's most irreducible, as monolithic as the album's titular monument.

Buddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. South [LP]

Buddy & Julie Miller - Breakdown On 20th Ave. South [LP]

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Their first album together in nearly 10 years, Breakdown On 20th Ave. South is an album of Julie Miller songs produced by Buddy Miller. As a couple and individually, Buddy and Julie have been nominated and received multiple awards including Grammys, Americana Awards, Dove Awards among others. Julie Millers songs have been recorded by a diverse range of artists including Emmylou Harris, Lee Ann Womack, Levon Helm, Solomon Burke, and Miranda Lambert. Buddy Miller is known for his work as a guitarist, performing live and in the studio with artists such as Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, Steve Earle and Emmylou Harris. Buddys production credits include albums with Plant, Harris, Earle, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and many more.Breakdown On 20th Ave. South is a first rate showcase for Julies finely crafted lyrics. There is a line from the track Spittin' on Fire that best illustrates Julies sharp edged word play: You're a dangerous little storm, one part cold and one part warm. The song War Child is a cry for help that usually goes unheard. A cry for for help from thousands and thousands of children stolen from their families, forced to carry a gun at ages as young as 7 or 8. Never to see home again. Tracks like, Im Gonna Make You Love Me and Everything Is Your Fault hint at the ups and downs of love. The entire album is tied together by Buddys unfussy production style. Breakdown On 20th Ave. South is a treat for long time fans of Buddy & Julie and a delightful discovery for new listeners.

Quantic - Atlantic Oscillations [2LP]

Quantic - Atlantic Oscillations [2LP]

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Atlantic Oscillations marks the return of world-renowned British producer Quantic with his most cohesive and intricate album to date. Bringing together new players and concepts with a dance orientated sound that has enchanted fans and tastemakers across the world for nearly two decades, it showcases Will Quantic Hollands artistry and rare ability to intertwine the electronic with the orchestral. Embracing his own love of albums that travel, taking the listener on twists and turns, with the loss of the album narrative that has occurred in this day of streaming, Holland utilises the space created to explore more creativity as a producer. As he admits, on the whole, the common theme on this record is that it is probably more intricate and arranged than previous records. I spent three times as long as any other Quantic record and spent a lot of time in the detail. This meticulous attitude is apparent throughout; each track has been crafted to draw the listeners attention, with elements of both musical originality and a sense of modernity.

Mannequin Pussy - Patience [LP]

Mannequin Pussy - Patience [LP]

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The third full-length from Mannequin Pussy, Patience is an album fascinated with the physical experience of the body, its songs tracking the movements of mouths and hands and racing hearts, skin and spit and teeth and blood. Deeply attuned to the power of their own physicality, the Philadelphia-based band channels complex emotion in blistering riffs, thrashing rhythms, vocals that feel as immediate and untamed as a gut reaction. But throughout Patience, the Philadelphia-based band contrasts that raw vitality with intricate melodies and finely detailed arrangements, building a strange and potent tension that makes the album all the more cathartic. The follow-up to Romantica 2016 release praised by Pitchfork for combin[ing] punk, shoegaze, death metal, and more, with the ferocious push-pull energy of a mosh pitPatience came to life at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. In creating the album, Mannequin Pussy worked with producer/engineer Will Yip (Quicksand, The Menzingers), shaping an explosive sound that never overshadows the subtlety of their songwriting. In the past theres been a chaotic feeling to the recording process, but working with Will put us in a different headspace, says Dabice. It helped us show our progression over the past few years and make a very crisp-sounding record, without losing the dirtiness of what Mannequin Pussy really is.

Marshall - Layers

Marshall - Layers

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The idea for Layers began to percolate a couple years ago, as Marshall was finding success with his joyous pop-band Walk off the Earth, the YouTube overachieversturnedJuno winners. Still, hed always envisioned himself falling somewhere between the musically transcendent Bob Dylan and Bon Iver. An emotionally tumultuous album, Layers is the sound of Marshall evincing everything from toxic relationships past to present insecurities and is the next-level output of an artist without boundaries.

Philip Bailey - Love Will Find A Way

Philip Bailey - Love Will Find A Way

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For over 50 years, Earth Wind and Fire provided the soundtrack to the lives of many. With award winning albums and chart-topping hits such as September, Devotion, Reasons and Keep Your Head to the Sky EWF have stood the test of time and continue to be a force in music.Philp Bailey, one of the lead singers, also experienced solo success with Easy Lover and Walking on the Chinese Wall. This new album, Love Will Find A Way, has Philip teamed up with some of todays hottest, progressive Jazz artists such as Robert Glasper, Christian McBride, Kamasi Washington, Casey Benjamin, Chick Corea, Steve Gadd and more. The single, Billy Jack, was written by the legendary Curtis Mayfield and produced by both Robert Glasper and Philip Bailey.

Hot Chip - A Bath Full Of Ecstasy [2LP]

Hot Chip - A Bath Full Of Ecstasy [2LP]

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Hot Chip's electrifying seventh album, A Bath Full of Ecstasy, is the groups definitive release, crystallizing the sound theyve become celebrated for bridging euphoria and melancholy with colorful melodies, idiosyncratic vocalizations and pounding electronic pop rhythms. Recorded in Paris and London, A Bath Full Of Esctasy sees the group (Owen Clarke, Al Doyle, Joe Goddard, Felix Martin and Alexis Taylor) open up to a more adventurous and collaborative song-writing process, choosing to work with outside producers for the first time: Philippe Zdar, the French maestro whos shaped the magic of Cassius and Phoenix, and Rodaidh McDonald , the Scot whos collaborated with The XX, David Byrne and Sampha, among others. A Bath Full of Ecstasy is a fresh, invigorating and essential new chapter in the band's career. The record is a celebration of joy but recognizes the struggle it can take to get to that point of happiness. It is time to get lost in A Bath Full of Ecstasy.

Two Door Cinema Club - False Alarm [LP]

Two Door Cinema Club - False Alarm [LP]

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Two Door Cinema Club's highly-anticipated fourth album False Alarm finds the three piece gloriously unshackled and creatively at the peak of their game. Across it's ten tracks, False Alarm wryly scans and satirizes the social and environmental woes of 2019 through the prism of wonderfully off-kilter pop, simultaneously borrowing from and warping elements of future pop, disco, rock, funk and soul. Recorded in sessions between London and LA with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, REM, The Killers), it's an LP that takes the familiar and twists it, to startling and stimulating effect.

Hollywood Vampires - Rise [2LP]

Hollywood Vampires - Rise [2LP]

New Vinyl: $23.98   $21.58

The Hollywood Vampires return with new music from their explosive second album, 'Rise.' Rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and shock rock icon Alice Cooper join forces once again for the unmissable rock album of 2019. Seconds into the opening track 'I Want My Now,' it's clear this supergroup has created something special - the chemistry between the individuals is unmistakeable when they come together on stage or in the recording studio. Forget the star-studded lineup's individual reputations, 'Rise' is some of the purest, unapologetic and most enjoyable rock and roll of the year, made by masters of the craft and true fans of the form. ''Rise' is not only a totally different animal than the first Vampires album, it is unique to anything I've ever been a part of. I approached it very differently than I usually do when working on an album. Each of us; Joe, Johnny, Tommy and myself have written songs on this album. What is different though is that I didn't try to change any songs to be more 'Alice-like.' Because each of us has different influences, the sound of this album is very cool. I think that with this album, we are establishing what the Vampires' sound really is, whereas with the first album we were more tipping our hats to our fallen rock n roll brothers.' - Alice Cooper

Richard Reed Parry - Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 2 [LP]

Richard Reed Parry - Quiet River Of Dust Vol. 2 [LP]

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Richard Reed Parrys Quiet River of Dust, is a meditative, widescreen musical experience with Beach Boy harmonies and a hypnotic pulse. Layered songs that move in a linear fashion, following a current rather than circular composition. Japanese folk myths, death poems and British folk music are tributaries flowing into a river of avant-garde composition and traditional song craft, written and performed by a member of the Grammy-winning rock band, Arcade Fire. Being released as two volumes, Quiet River of Dust Vol. 2 is the follow up to 2018s Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 . Long before he joined Arcade Fire in 2003, Richard Reed Parry grew up in a thriving folk music community in Toronto, where house parties were full of singing. While a student of electroacoustic music and contemporary dance in university, he formed the instrumental ensemble Bell Orchestre, who have released three albums. In 2014, he released an album of biologically inspired compositions, Music for Heart and Breath, on the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon classical label. Guest performers on this project include Parrys partner Laurel Sprengelmeyer of Little Scream, Stef Schneider of Bell Orchestre, Dallas Good of the Sadies, Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, Amedeo Pace from Blonde Redhead, and The Nationals Aaron and Bryce Dessner.

Himesh Patel - Yesterday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Himesh Patel - Yesterday (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

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"Yesterday, everyone knew The Beatles. Today, only Jack remembers their songs. From Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle and writer Richard Curtis comes a rock-n-roll comedy about music, dreams, friendship, and the long and winding road that leads to the love of your life Yesterday, due in theatres June 28.After a mysterious global blackout wipes The Beatles from history, Jack, a struggling singer-songwriter, finds himself performing songs by the greatest band in history to a world that has never heard them.

Capitol Records The Beatles U.S. record label will release the Yesterday Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which features new versions of The Beatles most beloved hits, performed by the films star, Himesh Patel. Album producer Daniel Pemberton, a two-time Golden Globe-nominated composer, has created a soundtrack that both reflects the film and stands alone as a true listening experience, begging to be heard from beginning to end. Most of the songs were recorded specifically for the album."

The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Bremen [Limited Edition Gold 3LP]

The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Bremen [Limited Edition Gold 3LP]

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Bridges To Bremen is a full-length show performed by the Stones on the fifth and final leg of the Bridges To Babylon Tour while in Germany in September 1998. This concert has been meticulously restored from the original masters, and the audio remixed and remastered from the live multitrack recordings. Limited Edition 180 Gram Color Vinyl

Travis - Live At Glastonbury 99 [2LP]

Travis - Live At Glastonbury 99 [2LP]

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This is the first ever release of this pivotal performance by British alt-rock band Travis, timed around the 20th anniversary of the show and their breakthrough album, The Man Who. When The Man Who appeared in 1999, it eclipsed Travis previous successes, going platinum six times in the U.K., and going on to sell 3.5M copies worldwide, spawning more hit singles such as Why Does It Always Rain On Me? and Writing To Reach You. This Glastonbury performance became legendary, when, as Travis began to perform their song Why Does It Always Rain On Me? (after several hours of sunny weather), it began to rain exactly as the first line of the song was sung.

Travis - The Man Who: 20th Anniversary Edition [LP]

Travis - The Man Who: 20th Anniversary Edition [LP]

New Vinyl: $21.98   $19.78

20th Anniversary reissue of Travis iconic album The Man Who. The bands sophomore album went platinum six times in the UK and includes the timeless singles, Writing To Reach You, Driftwood, Turn and possibly the bands most iconic song, Why Does It Always Rain On Me. Special edition formats are available including a deluxe boxed set, featuring 2-LPs, 2-CDs and a 58-page commemorative photobook. Bonus disc content offers favorite The Man Who B-sides, as selected by the band.

The Ocean Blue - Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves [LP]

The Ocean Blue - Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves [LP]

New Vinyl: $25.99   $23.39

Dream pop legends The Ocean Blue release their first new album in over 6 years - Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves on Korda Records. The Ocean Blue arrived as the 1980s drew to close, and their debut record on famed Sire Records (Madonna, The Cure, The Smiths, Talking Heads) seemed to summarize the best of the musical decade. The band of four teenagers from Hershey, PA quickly achieved widespread acclaim and Top 10 Modern Rock/College Radio & MTV airplay, with hits like ''Between Something and Nothing'', ''Drifting, Falling'', ''Ballerina Out of Control'' and ''Sublime''. After a busy decade, the band left the majors in the late 1990s and continued with independent releases over the next decade, culminating with 2013's Ultramarine, hailed as one of their best albums. They've now returned with another signature album, the beautifully powerful Kings and Queens / Knaves and Thieves. The LP package is pressed on 140 gram vinyl and contains a digital download card.


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Movie Releases 06-25-19

The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Bremen [2CD/Blu-ray]

The Rolling Stones - Bridges to Bremen [2CD/Blu-ray]

New CD: $29.98   $26.98

Bridges To Bremen is a full-length show performed by the Stones on the fifth and final leg of the Bridges To Babylon Tour while in Germany in September 1998. This concert film has been meticulously restored from the original masters, and the audio remixed and remastered from the live multitrack recordings. Four tracks from their Soldier Field performances in Chicago are included as bonus features. CDs contain the entire program.

Dumbo [Movie] - Dumbo (Live Action)

Dumbo [Movie] - Dumbo (Live Action)

New Blu-Ray: $39.99   $35.99

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure "Dumbo" expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

Cinderella [Disney Movie] - Cinderella [Signature Collection]

Cinderella [Disney Movie] - Cinderella [Signature Collection]

New Blu-Ray: $39.99   $35.99

Now part of the Walt Disney Signature Collection and the prestigious National Film Registry, Disney's animated classic CINDERELLA is beloved by generations of fans for its timeless story, unforgettable characters and iconic artistry. Share the magic as kind and hardworking Cinderella is rewarded with an enchanted evening at the Royal Ball. It just takes the help of her loyal animal friends Jaq and Gus, a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand and some "Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo." Celebrate the legacy of Disney's classic animation in CINDERELLA, where dreams really do come true!|The public made CINDERELLA one of the highest-grossing films of the year and Disney's most successful release since BAMBI. In fact, it was one of the top-grossing films of 1950, pulling in $4 million during its initial release.|Animators were having trouble drawing Lucifer the cat in CINDERELLA when Walt Disney saw animator Ward Kimball's cat, a furry calico, and declared, "There's your Lucifer."


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