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New Release Round-Up 04-05-24

The Black Keys

The Black Keys - Ohio Players

Ohio Players is The Black Keys’ fourth album in five years, a momentum with a simple explanation, Auerbach says: “We never stopped recording.” There was his and Carney’s reunion, after a five-year hiatus, on 2019’s "Let’s Rock”, then the 2021 blast of Mississippi-hill-country covers, Delta Kream. A rapid-fire follow-up of new originals, 2022’s Dropout Boogie, featured the duo working with outside writers for the first time: Greg Cartwright of Memphis rockers Reigning Sound and Angelo Petraglia, who has worked with Kings of Leon and the teenage Taylor Swift. (Cartwright and Petraglia are back for Ohio Players too.)
“We'd never worked harder to make a record,” Dan Auerbach says. “It's never taken us this long to make an album. We took our time and did it right.”
 
“What we wanted to accomplish with this record was make something that was fun,” Patrick Carney says. “And something that most bands 20 years into their career don’t make, which is an approachable, fun record that is also cool.”
While making Ohio Players, a title inspired by the legendary Dayton, OH funk band of the same name, The Black Keys were also DJing dance parties in cities around the world that they called “record hangs,” spinning 45s from their own eclectic and growing collections. Mojo reports, “The spirit of those parties infused the album’s DNA. ‘That’s been the fun of it,’ [says] Auerbach. ‘Letting go a little bit.’” 

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Maggie Rose - No One Gets Out Alive

Maggie Rose - No One Gets Out Alive

On her most ambitious album yet, No One Gets Out Alive, singer-songwriter Maggie Rose proves she’s a true original. Though the electrifying record is her fourth release, in many ways it feels like her first. No One Gets Out Alive is a knockout career game-changer. Filled with deeply intimate, relatable songs that showcase her masterful storytelling, the album showcases her soulful, powerful voice and pulls you in immediately. Unencumbered by genre, No One Gets Out Alive reflects Maggie’s varied influences including rock, soul, Americana, pop and folk, all colliding for a deeply satisfying listen. Maggie Rose inhabits her music and distills it into something all her own. With unflinching honesty, she does everything authentically and completely.

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Phosphorescent - Revelator

Phosphorescent - Revelator

Revelator is an album that speaks to “the grand sadness in life” perennial Phosphorescent subject matter, by Matthew Houck’s estimation. In some ways, Revelator extends seamlessly from the story begun by Muchacho and continued by C’est La Vie. It finds Houck further mastering his unique blend of ragged, experiment-y classicism intertwined with ethereal, lachrymose atmospherics. Across Revelator, Houck sings from a woozy, worn headspace,
but leads us to a place where dreams and reality mingle.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Tori Kelly - TORI. [LP]

Conan Gray - Found Heaven (Blk) [Colored Vinyl] (Post) (Red) [Indie Exclusive]

Old 97’s - American Primitive [Green LP]

Vampire Weekend - Only God Was Above Us [Indie Exclusive Alternative Cover]

Niall Horan - The Show: The Encore [Red & Gold 2 LP]

Lil Dicky - PENITH (The Dave Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sea Blue / Baby Blue 2LP]

Katie Pruitt - Mantras [LP]

Grace Cummings - Ramona [Gold LP]

Pernice Brothers - Who Will You Believe [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Autographed LP]

Khruangbin - A LA SALA [Limited Edition Soleil LP]

Nick Finzer - Legacy

Luca D'Alberto - In Our Hearts [LP]

Tony Rice - Church Street Blues [LP]

Ol' Gorilla Bones - Revenge Vol. 2 [LP]

Kyle Kimbrell - Easy Truths [LP]

Palace - Ultrasound [Limited Edition Red LP]

Lo Moon - I Wish You Way More Than Luck [Indie Exclusive Onyx LP]

Celine Dion - MY LOVE Essential Collection [LP]

No Doubt - The Singles 1992-2003 [2 180g LP]

Mike Post - Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta [CD]

Wine Lips - Super Mega Ultra [Indie Exclusive Electric Yellow LP]

Iron Monkey - SPLEEN AND GOAD [LP]

The Libertines - All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Clear LP]

& More .....

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Maggie Rogers - Dont Forget Me

Maggie Rogers - Don't Forget Me - Capitol

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Maggie Rose - No One Gets Out Alive

Mark Knopfler - One Deep River - Blue Note


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Tyler Hubbard - Strong

Tyler Hubbard - Strong - EMI Nashville

Phosphorescent - Revelator

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