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New Release Round-Up 11-20-20

Nick Cave - Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace

Nick Cave - Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace - Bad Seed Ltd
Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace is a concert film and live album by musician Nick Cave. It was filmed by cinematographer Robbie Ryan and features Cave performing solo on piano at Alexandra Palace in London. Idiot Prayer serves as the final film in a trilogy-along with 20,000 Days on Earth (2014) and One More Time with Feeling (2016)-and was described by Cave as "it's luminous and heartfelt climax."

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Tank and The Bangas - Friend Goals EP

Tank and The Bangas - Friend Goals EP - Verve
Grammy-nominated Tank and The Bangas are back with Friend Goals, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed major label debut album Green Balloon. This 6-track EP features collaborations from CHIKA, PJ Morton, and Duckwrth.

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Various Artists - Southeast Of Saturn

Various Artists - Southeast Of Saturn - Third Man Vinyl
It makes sense that Detroit had a buzzy, thriving space-rock scene in the ‘90s. What American city’s denizens had a more urgent need to disengage and think outside the grim, post-industrial rustbelt realities? With space-rock (and its close sonic cousin shoegaze) being at once expansive and introspective, it naturally appealed to the young, intelligent artists who gravitated toward its vertiginous orbit. The music of Southeast Of Saturn did not arise organically from metro Detroit’s fertile soil. Locally, garage-rock, goth-rock, neo-hippie groups, and the usual preponderance of adequate bar bands dominated the landscape. Thirsty Forest Animals guitarist Andrew Peters summarizes the prevalent attitude among the Motor City’s space-rock contingent: “I don’t think we really noticed the local Detroit scene earlier on. We were more into the bands you would see in the NME / Melody Maker, zines, and records - mostly from the UK - on the walls at Play It Again”. If anything was a major factor locally, it was Play It Again, the independent record store in the suburbs of Detroit that nurtured the scene with its amazing curation of imports and killer used records picked up on owner Alan Kovan’s British record buying trips.  Penned “Detroit Space-Rock”, the scene centered around Burnt Hair Records, Burnt Hair CEO Larry Hoffman’s Life According To Larry radio show, Zoot’s Coffeehouse and bands, such as Windy & Carl, Asha Vida, Füxa, Auburn Lull, and Majesty Crush. It was a modern movement of a more traditional “space-rock” sound, influenced less by The Stooges and MC5 and more by Spacemen 3, Loop, My Bloody Valentine and krautrock bands like Can and Neu!. Even the best-known artists on Southeast Of Saturn - Windy & Carl, Majesty Crush, Füxa - never achieved mainstream success, but within the rock underground, they inspired a cultish devotion that burns to this day.  If you missed their evanescent output the first time around, this compilation will get you up to speed over its 19 mind-altering tracks.

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Mary J. Blige - My Life: Deluxe Edition

Mary J. Blige - My Life: Deluxe Edition - Republic
Digitally remastered and expanded edition. The 3x platinum My Life was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album in 1995. In ensuing years, Rolling Stone included the album on their 50 Essential Female Albums (#17), 100 Greatest Albums of the '90s (#63) and 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (#279) lists. My Life is the second studio album by American R&B recording artist Mary J. Blige, originally released on November 29, 1994.


mxmtoon - dawn/dusk
The War On Drugs - Live Drugs
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live In Maui
Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Nashville
Sylvan Esso - WITH [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2 LP]
BTS - BE (Deluxe Edition)
The Dirty Knobs - Wreckless Abandon
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Live In San Francisco '16
Neil Diamond - Classic Diamonds With The London Symphony Orchestra
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2019
Seatbelts - Cowboy Bebop (Original Series Soundtrack)
Local Natives - Sour Lemon EP
Rilo Kiley - Rilo Kiley
Iron Maiden - Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City
Jamie Cullum - The Pianoman At Christmas
Autechre - Plus
Dame Shirley Bassey - I Owe It All To You
Five Finger Death Punch - A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2
Annie Lennox - A Christmas Cornucopia: 10th Anniversary Edition
John Fogerty - Fogerty's Factory
Mary J. Blige - My Life: Deluxe Edition
Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound Of Thunder: Remastered
Dirty Projectors - 5EPs
Various Artists - '80s TV Classics - Music From G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

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


Eleine - Dancing In Hell

Eleine - Dancing In Hell - Black Lodge Records
After a huge success with their EP "All Shall Burn" late 2019, Eleine now releases their third full-length album "Dancing In Hell" on November 27th, 2020. With a natural step into the darker and heavier sound Eleine delivers an album that sets a new standard within the symphonic metal genre with hard hitting, melodic and seductive metal that has become the renowned Eleine sound. With "Dancing In Hell", Eleine share stories of inner demons, strength and loss. You've surely been pushed down and even alone from time to time in the fight you're in, whatever that might be, right? Imagine yourself standing in the center of your own personal hell, but you have a smile on your face because you know that united we have the strength to push through. In "Dancing In Hell", you will find a legion to lean against and be a part of. Get ready to feel empowered like never before.

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