Wooden Nickel

What's New 2-24-23

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Warner Records

Gorillaz’ eighth studio album is an energetic, upbeat, genre-expansive collection featuring yet another stellar line-up of artist collaborators: Thundercat, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny, Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo, Bootie Brown and Beck. Produced by Gorillaz, Remi Kabaka Jr. and eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer / multi-instrumentalist / songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin.

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Thirty Tigers

By adapting songs and guitar parts that had been left over from the group’s previous two albums, Lucero was able to construct one of its most comprehensive works to date. Should’ve Learned by Now bridges the gap musically between “old Lucero” and “new Lucero” in a manner which affixes the band’s position as the perfect intersection of punk initiative with hard-earned artistry.

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4AD

Bless This Mess marks both a divergence from and deepening of Meg Remy's songbook, more at peace with her restless truths and moods. Long-time collaborator Maximilian Turnbull plays a key role facilitating these fluid muses. As artists and partners their rapport at this point is thoroughly symbiotic, able to tap into subtle veins of humor and heaviness, rhythm, and reverie.

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Third Man

That the Raincoats bassist pieced her first solo album together over two decades is only suggested through its stylistic diversity: alt-rock scuzz sits among Velvet Underground drones and digi-dub calls to action. And yet I Play My Bass Loud coheres through the sheer magnetism of Birch's personality and playing, and her unrelenting commitment to examining the forces that have acted upon women since the dawn of time.

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Fearless

The Pretty Reckless’ first proper set of acoustic recordings brings together versions of previously released songs as well as covers and other re-imaginings. The 11-track release is partially a response to fans' love for the band's acoustic performances, as well as a way to offer nuggets that didn't make their other records.

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Fearless

Pierce The Veil are known for masterfully blending post-hardcore punk and prog. Now on their fifth studio album, the band is showing more ambition and experimentation than ever before. Jaws of Life shows they aren't afraid to dip their toes into new sounds and styles. Five albums in, Pierce The Veil are still at the beginning of their journey and discovery as a band.

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