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New Release Round-Up 09-10-21

Kacey Musgraves - star-crossed

Kacey Musgraves - star-crossed - MCA Nashville
Kacey Musgraves’ new album star-crossed is a bold, empowering, and personal series of songs that displays the 6x GRAMMY Award winner's continued growth as one of the finest singer-songwriters of our time. It's the follow-up to Golden Hour, which earned Musgraves her third No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and distinguished her as only the third artist ever to take home Album of the Year at the GRAMMY Awards, CMA Awards, and ACM Awards.

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Slothrust - Parallel Timeline

Slothrust - Parallel Timeline - Dangerbird
On Slothrust's latest album, bandleader Leah Wellbaum pushed herself to try and understand her own spirituality on a deeper level, putting a lens on the core wound of the human experience, the idea that we’re alone. With Parallel Timeline, Wellbaum explores the feeling of being trapped inside her own consciousness while simultaneously searching for a meaningful connection to the universe, and all the mysteries it contains.

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Low - Hey What

Low - Hey What - Sub Pop
Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share, Low present HEY WHAT. These ten pieces—each built around their own instantaneous, undeniable hook—are turbocharged by the vivid textures that surround them. The ineable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life raft. Layers of distorted sound accrete with each new verse - building, breaking, colossal then restrained, a solemn vow only whispered. There will be time to unravel and attribute meaning to the music and art of these times, but the creative moment looks FORWARD, with teeth. HEY WHAT is Low's thirteenth full-length release in twenty-seven years, and their third with producer BJ Burton.

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Heartless Bastards - A Beautiful Life

Heartless Bastards - A Beautiful Life - Sweet Unknown Records
A Beautiful Life is the first new music from Heartless Bastards since 2015’s Restless Ones. The album was produced by Kevin Ratterman (Strand Of Oaks, Jim James, White Reaper). Album performers include Andrew Bird on “The River,” Greggory Clifford (White Denim) on drums, Jesse Chandler (Mercury Rev, Midlake) on keys, flute, clarinet; David Pulkingham (Patty Griffin) on guitar, Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket) on keys. The music is a melange of blues rock, rock and singer-songwriter which surround themes about self-love and awareness, mental health, the environment, and consumerism.

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Elvis Costello - Spanish Model

Elvis Costello - Spanish Model - UMe
Elvis Costello and award-winning producer, Sebastian Krys, have brought together a stunning international cast of some of the biggest Latin rock and pop artists from around the globe to interpret Elvis Costello and The Attractions' album, This Year's Model, entirely in Spanish. The inspired Spanish-language adaptations are set to the band's classic studio performances, culled from the original master recordings, which have been newly mixed by Krys. Available on black Vinyl.  Also available, This Year's Model, which has been newly remastered. Available on 180-gram black vinyl with the addition of "Big Tears" and "Radio Radio."

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Dori Freeman - Ten Thousand Roses

Dori Freeman - Ten Thousand Roses - Blue Hens Music
Dori Freeman's inimitable signature sound is in peak form on her fourth studio album, Ten Thousand Roses. Raised among a family of musicians in the Blue Ridge Mountains and hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the most authentic vocalists to emerge from the hills of southwestern Virginia in recent years,” she’s a bonafide Appalachian artist, while simultaneously shattering the archetype by empowering the characters in her songs with personal strength and homegrown wisdom. 

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Ray Charles - True Genius

Ray Charles - True Genius - Exceleration Music / Tangerine
Every Ray Charles album post-1960 is represented here, along with singles not available on any of his previously released albums. Most of these recordings will be available on major streaming services for the very first time in a decade or more. Released on Ray Charles own Tangerine Records and remastered from the original masters, you can now stream all of your favorite hits. The True Genius box set consists of 6 discs including a never before released live concert from Stockholm in 1972. A beautifully designed, coffee table style book includes rare, unseen photos and other Charles memorabilia. The liner notes were written by Quincy Jones, Valerie Ervin and A. Scott Galloway. This prestigious release and the campaign that surrounds it will create long awaited access to Ray’s music to generations of fans around the world as well as target new fans that will hear his music for the very first time.

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Andrea Bocelli - Concerto: One Night In Central Park - 10th Anniversary

Andrea Bocelli - Concerto: One Night In Central Park - 10th Anniversary - Verve
Digitally remastered 10th Anniversary edition. Andrea Bocelli's One Night In Central Park concert is undoubtedly a seminal moment in his career, the concert was not only a childhood dream turning into reality but the validation of Andrea as one of the world's true superstars. The concert had an all-star cast including Celine Dion, Tony Bennet, David Foster, and more. The original album was one of the best-selling live albums of all time.

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Frances Forever - Paranoia Party EP [Baby Blue Vinyl]  Video Available

Andrew W.K. - God Is Partying [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Turquoise LP+Poster]
Metallica - Metallica: Remastered [Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set]
The Band CAMINO - The Band Camino [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Hayley Williams - FLOWERS for VASES / descansos [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Milky Clear LP]
Matthew E. White - K Bay
Samantha Fish - Faster
Andrea von Kampen - That Spell [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Sky Blue LP]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000 [English Cover LP]
Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe Color 2LP]
Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules: The Paramour Session [LP]
Twiztid - Unlikely Prescription [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Long Box]
Belly - See You Next Wednesday
The Vaccines - Back In Love City
Amyl and The Sniffers - Comfort To Me [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Romer Red LP]
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space: Remastered [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neptune Blue LP]
UFO - Force It: Deluxe Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Enjoy The View [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
Donny Osmond - Start Again
Chicago - Chicago At Carnegie Hall - Complete [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 16CD Box Set]
Bela Fleck - My Bluegrass Heart
Sincere Engineer - Bless My Psyche [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple LP]

& More .....

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


Charley Crockett - Music City USA

Charley Crockett - Music City USA - Son of Davy
The album cover you’re looking at might lead you to conclude Charley Crockett is on one hell of a roll. You wouldn’t be wrong. Ten records in six years is some kind of prolific. The latest, a double album, suggests the artist has some songs worth paying attention to. It’s clear that he’s invested as much time in the studio, recording storytelling songs, and making storytelling videos, as he has barnstorming around the United States and Europe playing live shows.  Not bad for a thirty-seven-year-old late bloomer.

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NCT 127 - The 3rd Album 'Sticker' (Sticky Ver.)

NCT 127 - The 3rd Album 'Sticker' (Sticky Ver.) - SM Entertainment Co., Ltd
NCT 127’s 3rd full-length album ‘Sticker’ will be released worldwide on September 17 with 11 songs of various genres including the lead single ‘Sticker.’ The album highlights NCT 127’s unique musical sensibility and outstanding performances. In March 2020, NCT 127 became a million-seller with their 2nd album, NCT #127 Neo Zone, which reached #5 on the Billboard 200. The album includes 1 photo book, 1 folded poster, sticker, photo card, postcard (sticker, photo card, postcard: random 1 out of 9). Dimensions 144mm x 205mm x 8.5mm.

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