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Wow!  What a day!  Thanks to the ZOMBIES and PAT SANSONE, the ORWELLS and SKATERS. plus our local bands Charlie Pastorfield, Hunter & Are, and Eric Hunter & the Distractions for playing in our stores, thanks to our radio pals WRIR and WTJU. And of course, thanks to YOU for coming out in droves, waiting in line, and making our Record Store Day the best ever!! We hope you got some cool stuff for your collection!

 We still have a short list of titles available, and more odds and ends coming from some of our fellow record stores to try and fill your requests.  Check our list and our Facebook page for updates. 

 
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New Release Round-Up 04-22-14

New Release Round-Up 04-22-14

EELS - The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett

Mark Oliver Everett's long-running indie rock project Eels follow 2013's Wonderful, Glorious with their eleventh album, The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett. The introspective new 13 track album is being described as "an extraordinarily vivid and intimate document of a personal struggle."  The album is available now and you can preview the album here as well as watch the fantastic video for the track Mistakes of My Youth.



On Aviation HighSemi Precious Weapons move past their rock & roll roots and push into the pop arena. The band, which formed in NYC, add flashes of glam theatrics to their album, Aviation, which they recorded in L.A. with producer extraordinaire Tricky Stewart.

American indie rock outfit Neon Trees' successful 2012 sophomore release Picture Show is followed here by their third record, Pop Psychology. They enlisted producer Tim Pagnotta -- who worked on their hits Animal and Everybody Talks -- and recorded the album in 2013 in Los Angeles. Their upbeat combination of synth pop and new wave influences is explored in their unashamedly catchy single "Sleeping with a Friend."


Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe [Expanded Edition]Undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories of 2013 was that of Glaswegian electropop outfit Chvrches. They made a huge impact with their debut album which included contemporary, sharp and beautifully crafted songs such as Gun, We Sink and Recover.  The Bones of What You Believe has now been expanded with three additional tracks from the Alucard Sessions and features special metallic packaging. The album is available now and you can preview the album including the bonus tracks here as well as watch the incredible video for the track The Mother We Share.  




For their fifth album Modern Creation, the Athens-bred/Nashville-based power trio The Whigs wanted to find the exact midpoint between raw and rehearsed. After more than a decade together during which they've released four critically lauded studio albums and toured constantly as either headliners or openers for the likes of the Drive-By Truckers, Kings of Leon, and MGMT the three members all agreed that they wanted to flex their muscles a bit: write some good songs, get them down as tight as possible, hit, and tear sh*t up.

Plus there are other great, new releases including Bastille who release their UK 2CD album set All this Bad Blood. Philadelphia-based band The Menzingers release their new album Rented World on via Epitaph Records. Rented World is the fourth studio release for the band and the follow-up to their critically-applauded album On The Impossible Past. Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach releases Give 'Em Hell, another no compromise, fist in your face, hard rock and heavy metal record which sees his now signature sound and vocal style in top form. Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the release of BLUESAmericana on Kind of Blue Music. Kelis describes her sixth album Food as “a kind of unspoken lovefest”, involving two unlikely partners. Drake Bell is the most popular TV star in Nickelodeon's history, but his talent goes way beyond acting, as seen on his new album Ready Steady Go.  And The highly anticipated new album from Nashville-based band The Apache Relay, is released on So Recordings. Produced by Kevin Augunas (Cold War Kids, Valerie June, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros), the self-titled album was recorded in Van Nuys, CA at Fairfax Recordings (formally known as the legendary Sound City Studios)..


Plus, TeenThe Ministry Of WolvesThe Seldom SceneMargot & The Nuclear So And So'sCabaret VoltaireAugustanaTo Kill A KingG. Love & Special SauceFear Of MenIggy AzaleaDeathLittle FeatFrancesca BattistelliJack BruceArmy Of The PharaohsFutureDavid Byrne & Fatboy SlimDown N OutzJoe Satriani and Winger all have new albums today.


CURRENT SINGLES

There are also a couple of singles available, including Damon Albarn who while not working on one of his various musical projects such as Blur or Gorillaz managed to find time to record his solo album Everyday Robots which is out next week. But if you can't wait until then you can buy the single Mr Tembo right now. Nikki Lane releases Right Time which is taken from her hotly anticipated sophomore album All Or Nothin (Out 05/06). Naughty Boy releases Pardon Me (Feat. Tanika & Ava Stokes) which is taken from Hotel Cabana (Out 05/06). And Eli 'Paperboy' Reed releases Nights Like This which is taken from the album Nights Like This, Out next week.

EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW

Pixies - Indie CindyLooking ahead to next week's chart, We are excited to present an Early Listen for Indie Cindy.  2014 will be the year that Pixies indelibly stamp their musical footprint on rock history. On April 29, the Alternative Rock legends release their first studio album since 1991's Trompe Le Monde . Needless to say, with two million catalogue album sales to their credit, and the recent press announcement for the new record creating huge waves of anticipation, a lot of people are very, very excited.  The album is available now for pre order and you can preview the album here as well as watch the awesome video for the track Greens & Blues.  Also for those who pick up the album early there is an exclusive free lithograph of artwork which is the result of a fan-art contest.


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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Music Releases 04-22-14

Eels - The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett Eels - The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett
New CD: $13.98
Video
Mark Oliver Everett's long-running indie rock project Eels follow 2013's Wonderful, Glorious with their eleventh album, The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett. The introspective new 13 track album is being described as "an extraordinarily vivid and intimate document of a personal struggle."
Iggy Azalea - The New Classic Iggy Azalea - The New Classic
New CD: $13.95
The debut full-length studio release for the Australian rapper features guest appearances from Charli XCX, Mavado, Rita Ora, and T.I.
G. Love & Special Sauce - Sugar G. Love & Special Sauce - Sugar
New CD: $10.99
Digital: $9.99
Twenty years ago G. Love & Special Sauce released their first album. 20 years later they release a brand new album, “Sugar”. “Sugar” sees the return of James “Jimi Jazz” Prescott back on the stand up bass for the first time in eight years.
Neon Trees - Pop Psychology Neon Trees - Pop Psychology
New CD: $13.95   $12.99
Digital: $8.99
American indie rock outfit Neon Trees' successful 2012 sophomore release Picture Show is followed here by their third record, Pop Psychology. They enlisted producer Tim Pagnotta -- who worked on their hits "Animal" and "Everybody Talks" -- and recorded the album in 2013 in Los Angeles. Their upbeat combination of synth pop and new wave influences is explored in their unashamedly catchy single "Sleeping with a Friend."
Bastille - All This Bad Blood Bastille - All This Bad Blood
New CD: $13.99
Digital: $11.99
Bastille All This Bad Blood UK 2-CD album set
Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe [Expanded Edition] Chvrches - The Bones of What You Believe [Expanded Edition]
New CD: $14.98
Video
Debut studio album from the Scottish Electropop band from Glasgow with 3 additional bonus tracks. The group consists of Lauren Mayberry (main vocals, occasionally synthesizers), Iain Cook (synthesizers, vocals), and Martin Doherty (synthesizers, vocals).
Keb' Mo' - Bluesamericana Keb' Mo' - Bluesamericana
New CD: $13.98
Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the release of ‘BLUESAmericana’ on Kind of Blue Music. His twelfth full-length album marks the 20th anniversary of his debut ‘Keb’ Mo’,’ but, more important, the disc is a signpost of artistic and personal growth. “I only make albums when I’m inspired to, and these 10 songs come from a very honest place,” Keb’ relates. “’BLUESAmericana’ is the beginning of the next phase of who I am.”
Kelis - Food Kelis - Food
New CD: $15.98
Kelis describes her sixth album as “a kind of unspoken lovefest”, involving two unlikely partners. On the one hand, there is Kelis Rogers, who first came to prominence singing the hook of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s 1999 hit "Got Your Money". This was the visually and sonically compelling 20 year-old whose debut album Kaleidoscope helped usher in the wave of sharp, thrillingly futuristic R&B that dominated the charts in the early Noughties, as exemplified by her global hit, "Milkshake". On the other there is Dave Sitek, guitarist in acclaimed Brooklyn experimentalists TV On The Radio and producer to a certain kind of smart, indie band (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Foals and Liars to name a few).
The Seldom Scene - Long Time: Seldom Scene The Seldom Scene - Long Time: Seldom Scene
New CD: $16.98
Digital: $9.99
For more than four decades, profoundly influential bluegrass band The Seldom Scene has shared its undeniable talent, progressive repertoire, and creative spirit both in the studio and on stage. Long Time: Seldom Scene features fresh interpretations of 16 oft-requested tunes and is the band's first studio album since the GRAMMY-nominated album Scenechronized in 2007. It's a family reunion in all the best ways, featuring the current and longest-running lineup, joined by founding members Tom Gray and John Starling and guests Chris Eldridge, Emmylou Harris, and Rickie Simpkins.
Margot & The Nuclear So And So's - Sling Shot To Heaven Margot & The Nuclear So And So's - Sling Shot To Heaven
New CD: $14.98
Digital: $9.99
Chicago-based songwriter Richard Edwards and the loosely collected group of his friends making up various incarnations of Margot & the Nuclear So and So's have been bringing his songs to life since 2005, moving from meticulous chamber pop styles into more Americana and blue-collar rock-leaning moods with later albums. Sling Shot to Heaven is the fifth full-length from the band, put to 2" analog tape over a series of months in the group's home studio.
Cabaret Voltaire - Drinking Gasoline Cabaret Voltaire - Drinking Gasoline
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
Digital: $4.99
Drinking Gasoline, originally released in 1985, consists of four songs from the legendary Gasoline In Your Eye video cassette. These songs rank among Cabaret Voltaire's more infectious compositions and have been remastered for incredible sound. "Gasoline In Your Eye" is now included as a DVD together with both the CD and the LP of Drinking Gasoline, featuring videos shot and edited by groundbreaking director Peter Care and original band member, Richard H Kirk.
Fear of Men - Loom Fear of Men - Loom
New CD: $12.98
Digital: $9.99
The debut full-length studio release for the British indie pop trio of Jessica Weiss, Daniel Falvey (Guitar), and Michael Miles is a follow-up to its 2012 single compilation, "Early Fragments."
The Whigs - Modern Creation The Whigs - Modern Creation
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
For their fifth album, the Athens-bred/Nashville-based power trio the Whigs wanted to find the exact midpoint between raw and rehearsed. After more than a decade together during which they've released four critically lauded studio albums and toured constantly as either headliners or openers for the likes of the Drive-By Truckers, Kings of Leon, and MGMT the three members all agreed that they wanted to flex their muscles a bit: write some good songs, get them down as tight as possible, hit, and tear sh*t up.
Death - Death III Death - Death III
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
Archive collection from the proto-Punk band. Death III slams the door on the vault with a powerful set of songs that bring equal amounts of Rock and ethereal soul-searching, in high-fidelity, rich bottomed, studio-grade sound. Alongside songs from 1975, 1976 and 1980, Death III contains 2 songs from 1992, as the Hackney brothers reconvened nearly a decade after they'd stopped playing together. Death III serves as a companion piece of sorts to the A Band Called Death documentary, tracking the band's movement from spiritual young rockers to older and wiser, bruised-but-undefeated brothers, in pure musical terms.
Little Feat - Live In Holland 1976 Little Feat - Live In Holland 1976
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
Digital: $11.49
Little Feat are one of the most influential American bands of the seventies. Founded by Lowell George and Bill Payne in L.A. during 1969; they produced a series of highly original albums over the next decade featuring an eclectic blend of rock n roll, blues, country, folk, soul and jazz before the death of Lowell George in 1979 brought the first phase of the band s existence to an end. This CD & DVD set captures the band s performance at the famous Dutch festival Pinkpop on June 7th, 1976 and captures the band s classic line-up at the peak of their powers performing many of their best known tracks.
Jack Bruce - Silver Rails Jack Bruce - Silver Rails
New CD: $18.99   $17.99
Digital: $9.99
"Silver Rails" is Jack's first studio in ten years, recorded at the world famous Abbey Road studios. Produced by Rob Cass, it is a splendid collection of carefully crafted songs written in partnership with lyricists Pete Brown, Kip Hanrahan and Margrit Seyffer. He is joined on the album by a host of celebrated instrumentalists including Phil Manzanera, Robin Trower, Bernie Marsden & Uli Jon Roth.
Future - Honest Future - Honest
New CD: $11.96
Digital Tracks
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love: Original Cast Recording David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love: Original Cast Recording
New CD: $24.98
Digital: $14.99
Nonesuch Records presents the recording of David Byrne's Here Lies Love, features music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim as performed by the original 2013 Public Theater cast of the Here Lies Love musical starring Ruthie Ann Miles and Jose Llana as Imelda and Ferdinand Marcos.
Black Prairie - Fortune Black Prairie - Fortune
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
By now, Black Prairie has clearly outgrown its roots as a casual side project, solidifying into a primary, creative focus for its members a band with its own internal momentum, genuine character and style. Still, it s only become harder to describe what that style is. 'I gave up a long time ago,' guitarist Jon Neufeld says. When asked what kind of music Black Prairie plays, Neufeld usually just says 'soft rock,' and walks away.