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New Release Round-Up 07-22-14

New Release Round-Up 07-22-14

Hot on the heels of their acclaimed album Indigo Meadow, The Black Angels release their new EP Clear Lake Forest featuring 7 entirely new tracks.  Originally released as a limited edition 10" Vinyl for Record Store Day the EP is now available on CD or Limited Edition Clear 12" Vinyl.

Ever since his single War Sweater jettisoned him into stardom five years ago (thanks to a game-changing plug on One Tree Hill), Wakey!Wakey! has built a following that's as passionate as his compositions. Built on broader themes such as rescue and hope, Salvation is the follow-up to Wakey!Wakey!'s acclaimed debut, Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last time I Saw You.

Heaven & Earth is the first YES album featuring new singer Jon Davison along with bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes and follows on the heels of the successful and acclaimed 2011 release, Fly From Here. The new album was produced by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Cars, Foreigner, Journey, Cheap Trick etc.)

In the grand tradition of great pop duos like Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Captain and Tenille, Simon and Garfunkel, Hall and Oates, and Shields and Yarnell; Got a Girl is the blossoming collaboration between Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed; The Spectacular Now) and superproducer Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura (Gorillaz; Deltron 3030).  On their debut album I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, Got a Girl serves up a sweet and sharply carbonated cocktail of the epic, the baroque, the absurd by turns sentimental and postmodern, and in total, utterly irresistible.


Mike Doughty - Live At Kens HouseLast year Mike Doughty went on tour playing only songs from his old 90's band, Soul Coughing. The last 4 days of the tour, Pete Wilhoit, Catherine Popper, and Doughty himself recorded an album of the Soul Coughing songs they played during the tour performed live.  Live At Ken's House is available now and you can preview the album here and watch the video for his reworking of the track Super Bon Bon






Plus there are other great, new releases including Toronto based Alvvays who on their debut album Alvvays have created a sun-splashed record which is loud and clear and sure. Houston-based R&B singer Dominique Henry AKA Love Dominique follows up her critically successful EP Wicked Heart with the self titled album Love Dominique.  ZZ Top underscore their bad and nationwide bonafides with The Baddest, a hit collection packed with many of the biggest songs that have made "that little ol band from Texas" among rock's most legendary groups. Two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper, actor Common releases his tenth studio album Nobody's Smiling. British synthpop artist La Roux returns with Trouble In Paradise which may well be the best pop album we will hear this year.  And The Raveonettes Pe'ahi is the duo’s finest effort in years and a great example of what shoegazey noise-pop can do in 2014.


Plus, Real FriendsOld Crow Medicine ShowRichard ThompsonAnberlinFreemanNico VegaRx Bandits5 Seconds Of SummerTest Of TimeDrengePS I Love You(Hed) P.E.OverkillWithin The RuinsFozzyCrown The Empire and The Beatles all have new albums today.


CURRENT SINGLES

There are also a couple of singles available, including British Dance heroes Basement Jaxx who release Never Say Never, the fantastic single taken from their forthcoming album Junto (Out 08/25). Dry The River release Everlasting Light which is taken from their new album Alarms In The Heart (Out 08/25). And Heartist release Ignite, the latest single from the album Feeding Fiction which is due 08/12.

EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic EyeLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Hypnotic Eye, the 13th studio album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. "I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record," Petty told Rolling Stone in April. "We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time." The album is available now for pre order and you can check out the promotional video which also covers his upcoming US tour here.  Don't forget that if you picked up the recent Indie Exclusive CD Single, American Dream Plan B, then you can go ahead and use that $2 coupon towards the new album.



Jenny Lewis - The VoyagerThe Voyager is Jenny Lewis's most deeply personal album to date, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of Rilo Kiley. The Voyager's rootsy, golden glow comes courtesy of Lewis and the artists she chose to produce various tracks, including Ryan Adams (who, alongside Mike Viola, produced all but three of the tracks), Beck, and Lewis' longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice. The Voyager finds the always relatable songwriter at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent experiences with honesty and incisiveness. The album is available now for pre order and you can check out the fantastic video for her recent single Just One Of The Guys which features a few of her famous friends taking on band duties. And if you bought the recent Indie Exclusive Single then feel free to make use of that $2 coupon towards the album. 


For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy - Now Available on Vinyl

Old Crow Medicine Show  - Remedy - Now Available on Vinyl

Old Crow Medicine Show  - Remedy

The Americana bluegrass string band Old Crow Medicine Show continue to maintain their sound as heard on their previous albums while embracing new techniques and directions on their eighth effort Remedy. This release marks the follow up to 2012's Carry Me Back and includes the track "Sweet Amarillo" which, like previous recording and band signature tune "Wagon Wheel," is a reinterpretation of music by Bob Dylan. You can preview the album here and also check out the album trailer video which gives you a perfect taste of their incredible album.

VINYL AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

 
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BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER

BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER

As a store who has a particular focus on Blue Note artists, we are very proud to announce that we have teamed up with Record Store Day and the legendary Blue Note Records to celebrate their 75th Anniversary year by signing on at the creation to become a BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER.  Blue Note will be reissuing 100 titles from their legendary catalog over the course of the year, and as a Blue Note Authorized Dealer (BNAD), we will be the place to find those reissues, as well as a monthly EXCLUSIVE reissue, which you can find first, and for a limited time ONLY at Blue Note Authorized Dealers. Blue Note Records devotees and folks wanting to learn more about this celebrated label will want to seek out these special releases. 

The 75th Anniversary celebration is being personally guided by Blue Note Records President Don Was, and this big fan of record stores was also involved in the creation of BNADs:  

“It's impossible to overstate the beauty of the serotonin and dopamine rush that one experiences by browsing thru a REAL live Record Store! Speaking as a music fan, I'm so grateful to the independent retailers who've kept this tradition alive. The history of Blue Note is inextricably interwoven with these incredible stores... It's a great honor and a very natural progression for us to partner-up with them in this uber-cool Authorized Dealership program.”

Check out the list of Blue Note Authorized Dealer releases and the special Anniversary reissues HERE.

 
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Bowlethereal 7" EP

bowlethereal

Two man group from Richmond featuring Pen Rollins and Brian Metz.  Six one-minute songs reminiscent of Loincloth and Breadwinner, packaged in a limited-edition 7"EP.

 

 
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Music Releases 07-22-14

The Black Angels - Clear Lake Forest EP The Black Angels - Clear Lake Forest EP
New CD: $10.98
Digital: $6.99
The Black Angels are excited to reveal ''Clear Lake Forest,'' featuring 7 entirely new tracks, hot on the heels of their acclaimed album ''Indigo Meadow'' released last year. Guitarist Christian Bland invites listeners to accompany the band on a sonic odyssey: ''After roaming through the 'Indigo Meadow,' the time has come to journey to the 'Clear Lake Forest,' where 7 tales of diamonds, executioners, and other strange occurrences await underneath the crystal waves lapping in the lake.''
Wakey! Wakey! - Salvation Wakey! Wakey! - Salvation
New CD: $12.98
Ever since his single War Sweater jettisoned him into stardom five years ago (thanks to a game-changing plug on One Tree Hill), Wakey!Wakey! has built a following that's as passionate as his compositions. Built on broader themes such as rescue and hope, Salvation is the follow-up to Wakey!Wakey!'s acclaimed debut, Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last time I Saw You.
Yes - Heaven & Earth Yes - Heaven & Earth
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
Digital: $7.99
HEAVEN & EARTH is the first YES album featuring new singer Jon Davison along with bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes and follows on the heels of the successful and acclaimed 2011 release, Fly From Here. The new album was produced by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Cars, Foreigner, Journey, Cheap Trick etc.)
Mike Doughty - Live At Ken's House Mike Doughty - Live At Ken's House
New CD: $12.98
Digital: $9.99
Video
Last year Doughty went on tour playing only songs from his old 90's band, Soul Coughing. The last 4 days of the tour, Pete Wilhoit, Catherine Popper, and Doughty himself recorded an album of the Soul Coughing songs they played during the tour performed live.
Alvvays - Alvvays Alvvays - Alvvays
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Alvvays are two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a love of jingle-jangle. Convening in Toronto, the group have been making music since since dusk or maybe dawn. As a result, their debut self-titled album is both sun-splashed and twilit. Recorded at Chad VanGaalen's Yoko Eno studio and mixed by Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) and John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile). The resultant album is loud and clear and sure. Flood your ears.
Love Dominique - Love Dominique Love Dominique - Love Dominique
New CD: $11.98
Digital: $9.99
2014 release from Houston-based R&B singer Dominique Henry AKA Love Dominique. This self-titled release is the follow-up to her critically successful Wicked Heart EP.
ZZ Top - The Baddest ZZ Top - The Baddest
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
Digital: $11.99
ZZ Top underscore their bad and nationwide bonafides with a hit collection packed with many of the biggest songs that have made "that little ol band from Texas" among rock's most legendary groups. Over the course of more than 40 years together, their recordings have sold more than 50 million units around the world.
Common - Nobody's Smiling Common - Nobody's Smiling
New CD: $13.99
Digital: $9.99
Two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper, actor Common has fulfilled a life-long goal with the announcement of his signing to No I.D.'s Artium/Def Jam Recordings. Common has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men. His numerous previous accomplishments in film and music include starring on the silver screen in films such as Smokin Aces (2006), American Gangster (2007), Street Kings (2008), Terminator Salvation (2009), Date Night (2010), and more. Prior to acting, Common rose to prominence as one of hip hop's most poetic and respected lyricists having recorded over eight albums. Nobody's Smiling will be Common's tenth studio album. The concept-driven project will be Executive Produced by No I.D.
La Roux - Trouble In Paradise La Roux - Trouble In Paradise
New CD: $10.99
Digital: $7.99
The second full-length release for the British synthpop artist Elly Jackson (Ben Langmaid left the band during the recording of the album) was co-produced with Ian Sherwin.
The Raveonettes - Pe'ahi The Raveonettes - Pe'ahi
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Pe'ahi is the duo’s finest effort in years and a great example of what shoegazey noise-pop can do in 2014
Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same & We're Just Changing Real Friends - Maybe This Place Is The Same & We're Just Changing
New CD: $14.98
Digital: $9.99
Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics Richard Thompson - Acoustic Classics
New CD: $12.98
Digital: $9.99
Freeman - Freeman Freeman - Freeman
New CD: $12.98
Digital Tracks
FREEMAN is Aaron Freeman's first album of original material since disbanding Ween and getting sober, but it's not a record mired in its maker's private struggles. It's a collection of gorgeous, subtly offbeat songs. The lush psych pop of "...Stallion"; the melancholy plea of "More Than the World"; the unflappable, Plastic Ono Band esque blues-rock of "Gimmie One More." FREEMAN distills the Aaron Freeman aesthetic equal parts wonder & malaise, frankness & mysticism, defiance & vulnerability to its headiest essence, proving that this man, known for so long by another name, is finally free.
5 Seconds Of Summer - 5 Seconds Of Summer 5 Seconds Of Summer - 5 Seconds Of Summer
New CD: $13.95
Digital: $9.99
5 Seconds of Summer is the debut studio album by Australian pop rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, released on Capitol Records.
Fozzy - Do You Wanna Start A War Fozzy - Do You Wanna Start A War
New CD: $15.98
Digital Tracks
It features 12 tracks, including the singles, Lights Go Out, the title track and the ABBA (yes ABBA) cover, SOS.
Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again Joyce Manor - Never Hungover Again
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Joyce Manor was conceived in the back of a car in the Disneyland parking lot the kind of beginning California dreams are made of. It was the fall of 2008, and over a bottle co-founders Barry Johnson (guitar, vocals) and Chase Knobbe (guitar) decided to team up under the moniker Joyce Manor, named after an apartment complex Barry walked past every day.
Sammy Kershaw - Do You Know Me: A Tribute to George Jones Sammy Kershaw - Do You Know Me: A Tribute to George Jones
New CD: $11.98
Grammy Nominated, Multi-Platinum selling artist with more than 30 charted singles and multiple number one hits, SAMMY KERSHAW, is releasing a much-anticipated 14-song collection of songs made famous by his long-time, dear friend, GEORGE JONES. The CD, titled DO YOU KNOW ME? A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE JONES, contains some of George s biggest hits, like WHITE LIGHTNING, WHY BABY WHY, THE GRAND TOUR, HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY and many others, including Sammy s very own song written by himself for George, THE ROUTE THAT I TOOK.
Kaskade - I Remember Kaskade - I Remember
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99