New Release Round-Up 06-24-22
Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever - Loma Vista
Sometimes, Forever, the immersive and compulsively replayable new Soccer Mommy full-length, cements Sophie Allison’s status as one of the most gifted songwriters making rock music right now. The album finds Sophie broadening the borders of her aesthetic without abandoning the unsparing lyricism and addictive melodies that made earlier songs so easy to obsess over. To support her vision Sophie enlisted producer Daniel Lopatin, whose recent credits include the Uncut Gems movie score and The Weeknd’s Dawn FM.
Jack Johnson - Meet The Moonlight - Republic
Meet The Moonlight, Jack Johnson's eighth studio LP and first full-length release in five years, was produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Perfume Genius, Jim James) and recorded in Los Angeles and Hawaii. The creation process marks a major artistic milestone from past work, taking shape from a one-on-one collaboration with Mills and unveiled an intimate and highly experimental process that involved embedding Johnson's elegantly stripped-back arrangements with enchanting sonic details.
Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince: Deluxe - Verve
On the deluxe edition of her breakthrough album, Arooj Aftab's remarkable voice, backed by a team of renowned musicians, transports listeners to worlds once known. Intimate compositions unveil mystical passage into Aftab's emotionally gripping symphonic world - vast with colorful sounds and transcendent of genre.
Conan Gray - SUPERACHE - Republic
Conan Gray has emerged as one of the pre-eminent pop superstars of his generation. After the commercial success of the global multi-platinum hits, “Heather” and “Maniac,” his music maintains its unflinching authenticity and originality. Gray’s debut album, Kid Krow, reached #5 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, and was the biggest new artist debut of the year. Gray’s much anticipated sophomore album, SUPERACHE, is released this week.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Luke Combs - Growin’ Up
Just Mustard - Heart Under
Caamp - Lavender Days
G. Love & Special Sauce - Philadelphia Mississippi
Porcupine Tree - Closure / Continuation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2LP]
Coheed & Cambria - Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Sea Blue 2LP]
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At The Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook
The Tragically Hip - Live At The Roxy
Christina Perri - a lighter shade of blue
Mello Music Group - Self Sacrifice [Indie Exclusive Limited Magma Edition LP]
Muna - Muna
Regina Spektor - Home, before and after
Hollie Cook - Happy Hour [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Orchid & Tangerine LP]
+++ (Crosses) - Initiation / Protection [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
Alexisonfire - Otherness
Petrol Girls - Baby [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
Cimafunk - El Alimento
Kanye West - Donda [Deluxe 4LP]
These Arms Are Snakes - Oxeneers Or The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
Zola Jesus - Arkhon [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Eco Mix LP]
The Driver Era - Girlfriend [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Green 2LP]
Phil Lynott + Thin Lizzy - Songs For While I'm Away + The Boys Are Back In Town [Blu-ray/DVD/CD]
& More .....
Various Artists - Minions: The Rise Of Gru - Decca
The original soundtrack to Minions: The Rise Of Gru promises another exciting installment in the Minions franchise. Produced by Jack Antonoff and filled to the brim with a star-studded list of artists, you can expect a very funky listening experience. Indie Exclusive Gru Blue 2 LP.
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro - Unprecedented - UMe
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro's album, Unprecedented, is the follow-up to 2018's A Real Labour of Love that went to #2 on the U.K. charts. Recorded in studios in London and Jamaica between lockdowns, the album is a collection of songs that Ali & Astro have loved for many years by artists they admire (such as Stevie Wonder and Kris Kristofferson) alongside self-penned tracks inspired by the pandemic and the state of the U.K. at the moment.