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New Release Round-Up 09-16-14

New Release Round-Up 09-16-14

World On Fire is the new album from Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, and it comes on full throttle and in-your-face, a hunk of burning rock 'n' roll that takes no prisoners. Intensifying the band's sound and vision, it marks the follow-up to their successful and acclaimed 2012 debut, Apocalyptic Love, also released on SLASH's own indie Dik Hayd International label distributed through Caroline.

British indie rock trio Alt-J follow up their Mercury Prize winning debut An Awesome wave with more beautifully innovative music in the form of This Is All Yours.  The album which was once again produced by Charlie Andrew is packed with lyrical playfulness throughout.

X sees Chris Brown re-teaming with Diplo (Usher, Britney Spears), who worked on 2011 s F.A.M.E, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earned Brown a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. The production team includes Grammy-winning producer Timbaland (David Guetta, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas) and Danja (Mary J. Blige, P!nk), both of whom worked on 2012's chart-topping album Fortune, which debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and earned Brown a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

Broncho - Just Enough Hip To Be WomanOklahoma band Broncho craft sing-along anthems that combine punk and garage-rock. They combine the best elements of both genres: raw guitar chords and energy, plus DIY sentiment, but with hi-fi production. Harkening back to punk rock's glory days of the 70s, Broncho captures the aggression, authenticity and youthful exhilaration of a bygone era. With echoes of The Re-placements, Iggy and the Stooges and The Ramones, Broncho are a blisteringly cathartic flash of gritty, crunching guitar work supported by an assaultive rhythm section and made whole by songwriter Ryan Lindsey's aggressive, yelping vocal work. Their new album Just Enough Hip To Be Woman is available now for and you can check out their fantastic track It's On.


White Arrows - In BardoWhite Arrows, a five-piece who met in Los Angeles, began touring almost as soon as they formed, hitting the road with Cults, White Denim and The Naked and Famous, and performing at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch. The transitory, continuous nature of touring meant that their 2012 debut album, Dry Land Is Not A Myth, was created in bouts, pulled together over the course of almost two years. After Coachella last year, the band finally returned home with no obligations set out before them and allowed the creative process to take them whenever it would.  The new album In Bardo is available now and you can watch the hypnotic video to their track We Can't Ever Die here.



Le Butcherettes - Cry Is For The Flies

The garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes are like the brilliant offspring of surrealist Luis Bunuel and intrepid rock icon PJ Harvey. Led by 24-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico) Le Butcherettes bring a brazen intensity and playful, hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess.  The new album Cry Is For The Flies is available now and you can check out the incredible single Shame, You're All I've Got Left which features Shirley Manson here.


The Earls of Leicester is an all-star band, punningly named for Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt, whose popular and pioneering bluegrass inspired every one of the musicians here paying them tribute. Jerry Douglas was inspired to play Dobro because of legendary Flatt & Scruggs dobroist Josh Graves, and Johnny Warren, the Earls' fiddle player is the son of long-time Foggy Mountain Boys fiddler Paul Warren. Every instrument and every vocal hark back to that classic sound. 'This record is something I've been waiting my whole life to do,' veteran Dobro master Jerry Douglas says of this album. 


Plus there are other great, new releases including three-time Grammy winning San Francisco band Train, with their new album Bulletproof Picaso which was produced by previous Train collaborator Butch Walker. Legendary wordsmith Mike Doughty releases Stellar Motel, his first album of all-original tunes since 2011's acclaimed Yes and Also Yes. Caustic Love is an album of unforgettable songs and choice grooves, topped with Paolo Nutini's gutsy voice, which just gets better and better with time and singles him out as arguably the best singer of his generation. Sepultura are one of the most successful acts ever to come out of Brazil with global album sales in excess of 30 million and are one of the most important and influential metal acts of their generation. The sheer volume of sound and the powerful presentation of the songs on Metal Veins: Alive At Rock In Rio (also available on Blu-Ray and DVD) sets this apart from any previous Sepultura concert release. Partners is Barbra Streisand's new album, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists. This is the legendary artist's first duets album in more than a decade, and debuts new studio recordings of Streisand classics and others songs.  And the legendary Jimi Hendrix offers up a couple of remastered albums from 1971, both available on CD for the first time. Rainbow Bridge and The Cry of Love have been remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.

Plus, Mike FarrisGuardians Of The Galaxy [Vinyl Soundtrack]My Brightest DiamondJamesGeorge StraitTim McgrawDead Man's Town: A Tribute to Born in USAFlyleafMedeski, Scofield, Martin & WoodFor King & CountryThe Madden BrothersPhilthy RichEd SheeranShellacFreeway & The JackaAllah-LasGrateful DeadMotionless In WhiteBlake Mills, and Franz Ferdinand.

CURRENT SINGLES

Ryan Adams releases his latest 7" single Jacksonville which is taken from his recent self-titled album Ryan Adams.  Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Teen Death have quickly made a name for themselves as one of the bands to watch calling this thriving scene home. BrooklynVegan described them best, saying "Teen Death sound like they've thrown Nirvana, Weezer, and Dillinger Four into a blender..." They pack the punk punch, yet maintain an infectious sense of melody, all layered over with a great grungy vibe. Their vinyl single Crawling is out now.

LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Aphex Twin - SyroLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Syro, the sixth studio album by British electronic music artist Aphex Twin. Featuring new material alongside previously unreleased tracks that were amassed since his 2001 album Drukqs, this collection is destined to be another fan favorite. It also includes the single "minipops 67.". The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can check out more details about the release here.






Joe Bonnamassa - Different Shades Of BlueDifferent Shades Of Blue (J&R Adventures) is Joe Bonamassa's first studio album in two years and the first album of his career to feature all original material. The result is a record with more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It's a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre.  The new album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the insightful 'Making Of' video as well as grab yourself a Free Download of the title track all right here.




Gossling - Harvest Of Gold

Australia's Gossling (aka Helen Croome) presents her debut LP Harvest of Gold on Nettwerk Records. The debut LP follows the critically-lauded EPs which earned Gossling a stellar 2014 set at SXSW where Elle, Esquire and Buzzfeed named her as an artist to watch in 2014. With lush textures and vocal hooks that deftly weaves complex emotional themes throughout, Croome's gorgeous pop songcraft has already featured on popular television shows, including So You Think You Can Dance, American Horror Story, Nashville, Gossip Girl and Graceland.  The new album is available now for Pre-Order.

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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Live Music!

Another night of great music at Balliceaux!

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Sara McQuaid at In Your Ear Studio

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Venue: In Your Ear Music and Recording, 1813 East Broad Street (19th and E. Broad), Richmond, VA

 Date/Time: Wednesday, September 17Door at 6:30 PMMusic at 7:30
 
Format: JAMinc "House Concert" (bring food and drink to share). Two sets in "listening room" with break. Seated audience in intimate, acoustically near-perfect, recording studio.
 
Cost: Advance reservations $20 at JAMinc.org.  $25 at the door, space limited to 80.
 
About: Rising star Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England.  Sarah’s third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: “Impeccable,” wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it “low key but glorious and incendiary”.

 
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Benefit at the Byrd!

BYRD THEATER  SUN SEPT 21  6PM

hard days night

One-time screening of the newly restored film- Its 50th Anniversary!

 Tickets: $7 at the box office; advance tickets $5 at Bygones Vintage Clothing, 2916 W. Cary St., and Steady Sounds, 322 W. Broad St., and online at Eventbrite ($5 plus processing fee).www.eventbrite.com/o/bijou-film-center-7029491389

About: Proceeds benefit the Byrd Theatre Foundation’s “Journey to the Seats” and the Bijou Film Center

Details: Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with a special happy hour at Portrait House, 2907 W. Cary St. At 8:15, after the screening, The Taters will play two sets of live music – including Beatles-related material -- at New York Deli, 2920 W. Cary St. Free admission to both.

Morewww.bijoubacklight.com

 
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Beatles in Mono!

beatles in mono

Get this fine t-shirt free with purchase of any of the new mono lps

...while supplies last of course!

 
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New Release Round-Up 09-09-14

New Release Round-Up 09-09-14

Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

Ryan Adams' new album is a self-titled affair and the first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter s first full length since 2011's acclaimed Ashes & Fire. The first single 'Gimme Something Good' has already elicited wide praise with Stereogum exclaiming 'he doesn't seem to have lost a songwriting step. This thing is a total knockout.' The album is available now and you can watch the fantastic Video to the lead single Gimmie Something Good, which features the one and only Elvira!




Robert Plant - lullaby and... The Ceaseless RoarRobert Plant's 2014 album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, his label debut for Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records, was produced by Plant and features 11 recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam "Skin" Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.  The album is available now and you can preview the album Here as well as watch his recent live performance of Rainbow, one of the stand out tracks from the new album.

Sunday March 31st 1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by the then up-and-coming band called Queen. Few who turned up for that iconic performance could have predicted they would go on to become arguably the world's best and most successful rock group, although many more may have suspected it after this stunning show. Previously unreleased, their first live album finally surfaces after a 40 year wait.  Live At The Rainbow '74 is available in various formats including CDDeluxe Box SetBlu-RayBlu-Ray with CDDVD and exclusive to Indie Retail a Two Disc Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl.

The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. The Beatles In Mono Vinyl Box Set is released in mono on fourteen 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork, newly mastered from the analogue master tapes. As well as the amazing box set, each of the albums are available individually.  The Remastered Mono Vinyl albums are: Please Please MeWith The BeatlesA Hard Day's NightBeatles For SaleHelp!Rubber SoulSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles (The White Album)RevolverMagical Mystery Tour and Mono Masters.

Tennis - Ritual In RepeatTennis, the husband and wife duo of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, release their new album, Ritual in Repeat, on Communion Records.  The 11-track effort serves as Tennis’ third full-length to date and follows last year’s Small Sound EP. Its tracks were recorded in three different cities, each with a big-name producer at the helms: The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney in Nashville; Spoon’s Jim Eno in Austin; and The Shins’ Richard Swift in Portland. All three had previously collaborated with the Denver-based duo, as Carney produced their 2012 album Young & Old and Eno and Swift both lent production to Small Sound.  The new album is available now and for a limited time exclusive to indie retail you can pick the CD up at a special low price



Plus there are other great, new releases including Interpol who release El Pintor, their fifth an most exhilarating studio album to date. It's a driving, relentless record, taut and epic in equal measure. After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back with his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant Records), entitled Single Mothers. The companion piece, Absent Fathers, will be released in January. Effortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight attention from the music industry's most important curators Banks makes her biggest impact yet with her debut album Goddess. The Grateful Dead's latest offering Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990 is the legendary Nassau Coliseum show with Branford Marsalis presented as a three-disc set. Recorded in 2006 and 2007, Crush Songs, the new record from Karen O is an intimate collection of lo-fi, bedroom recordings in the vein of Karen's Oscar-nominated 'The Moon Song' from the Spike Jonze movie Her. And Avi Buffalo's sophomore album At Best Cuckold is a quirky yet comforting set of songs driven by refined pop songcraft and sneaky moments of grandeur that stick in the brain. At the ripe old age of 23, Avi Buffalo is ready to take on the world (again), and he's made sure the second time around will be just as memorable as the first.

Plus, LecraeGreensky BluegrassDelta SpiritSean RoweSimian Mobile DiscoCharles LloydOdeszaDeath From Above 1979Vance JoyKooksHiss Golden MessengerDustin LynchTiny Moving PartsBetter Than EzraDavid MayfieldTrickyLoudon Wainwright IIISloanAmerican Hi-Fi, and Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer.

CURRENT SINGLES

In 2013, Finch reunited for a 10 Year Anniversary Tour of their debut album What It Is to Burn, playing the album from start to finish in sold out venues all over the world. Fans came out in droves and expressed the desire for new music. The band is set to answer those desires with their new album Back To Oblivion which is due 09/30 but before that you can get a taste of the new music with the single Anywhere but Here.

Taking Back Sunday and The Used team up for their Split 10" release which features 1 single from each band and 1 b-side from their latest records with an etched b-side.

LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Broncho - Just Enough Hip To Be WomanLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for The Oklahoma band Broncho who craft sing-along anthems that combine punk and garage-rock. They combine the best elements of both genres: raw guitar chords and energy, plus DIY sentiment, but with hi-fi production. Harkening back to punk rock's glory days of the 70s, Broncho captures the aggression, authenticity and youthful exhilaration of a bygone era. With echoes of The Re-placements, Iggy and the Stooges and The Ramones, Broncho are a blisteringly cathartic flash of gritty, crunching guitar work supported by an assaultive rhythm section and made whole by songwriter Ryan Lindsey's aggressive, yelping vocal work. Their new album Just Enough Hip To Be Woman is available now for Pre-Order and you can check out their fantastic track It's On.



White Arrows - In Bardo

White Arrows, a five-piece who met in Los Angeles, began touring almost as soon as they formed, hitting the road with Cults, White Denim and The Naked and Famous, and performing at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch. The transitory, continuous nature of touring meant that their 2012 debut album, Dry Land Is Not A Myth, was created in bouts, pulled together over the course of almost two years. After Coachella last year, the band finally returned home with no obligations set out before them and allowed the creative process to take them whenever it would.  The new album In Bardo is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the hypnotic video to their track We Can't Ever Die here.



Le Butcherettes - Cry Is For The Flies

The garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes are like the brilliant offspring of surrealist Luis Bunuel and intrepid rock icon PJ Harvey. Led by 24-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico) Le Butcherettes bring a brazen intensity and playful, hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess.  The new album Cry Is For The Flies is available now for Pre-Order and you can check out the incredible single Shame, You're All I've Got Left which features Shirley Manson here.

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 09-09-14

Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams
New CD: $13.95   $12.99
Digital: $9.99
Video
Ryan Adams' new album is a self-titled affair and the first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter s first full length since 2011's acclaimed Ashes & Fire. The first single 'Gimme Something Good' has already elicited wide praise with Stereogum exclaiming 'he doesn't seem to have lost a songwriting step. This thing is a total knockout.' The vinyl is available as a single LP 180 gram edition and comes with a download card with for a free 320 kbps mp3 ripped directly from the vinyl.
Beatles - The Beatles in Mono Vinyl Box Set [Limited Edition] Beatles - The Beatles in Mono Vinyl Box Set [Limited Edition]
New Vinyl: $374.99
The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. THE BEATLES IN MONO VINYL BOX SET is released in mono on fourteen 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork, newly mastered from the analogue master tapes.
Tennis - Ritual In Repeat [Indie] Tennis - Ritual In Repeat [Indie]
New CD: $8.99
Digital: $9.99
Video
"Tennis have broadened their horizons just the right amount adding rock 'n' roll muscle and a more purely pop clarity" - Pitchfork<br> "Their dreamy, nostalgic pop laps and recedes like waves hitthing the shore" - NYT<br> "Toughened by garage-rock production from The Black Keys' Patrick Carney - Rolling Stone<br> "The group turns up the volume and starts downright rocking" - Time<br>
Interpol - El Pintor Interpol - El Pintor
New CD: $14.98
El Pintor is Interpol's fifth and most exhilarating studio album. It's a driving, relentless record, taut and epic in equal measure. In contrast with previous records, Interpol took a step back on El Pintor and let the songs happen. What emerged is something urgent and compelling, something revitalized and reenergized. The result is as accomplished and thrilling a collection as the band has ever released.
Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers Justin Townes Earle - Single Mothers
New CD: $11.98
Digital: $9.99
After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back and pleased to announce his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant Records). Entitled Single Mothers, the record will be released nationwide on September 9th, 2014 and Justin will be on the road in the US throughout September and early October to support. The companion piece, Absent Fathers, will be released in January
Banks - Goddess Banks - Goddess
New CD: $10.99
Digital: $7.99
Effortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight attention from the music industry's most important curators BANKS is poised for massive things in 2014. Drawing from inspirations like Fiona Apple and Miss Lauryn Hill, BANKS focuses on the duality of soulful earthly emotion and ethereal atmospheric sounds. The Los Angeles native and self-taught pianist, vocalist, and songwriter's debut album 'Goddess' will be released on Harvest Records.
Grateful Dead - Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990 [Box Set] Grateful Dead - Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990 [Box Set]
New CD: $34.98
Digital: $17.49
Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990 is the legendary Nassau Coliseum show with Branford Marsalis presented as a three-disc set.
Karen O - Crush Songs [Limited Edition] Karen O - Crush Songs [Limited Edition]
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
2014 solo album from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman. Recorded in 2006 and 2007, the record is an intimate collection of lo-fi, bedroom recordings in the vein of Karen's Oscar-nominated 'The Moon Song' from the Spike Jonze movie Her. Karen O is an Indie rock legend and New York City icon. She's a three-time Grammy nominee with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, who have released four studio albums to incredible critical acclaim. Notorious for their stellar live performances, the band has played countless festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo and has curated its own All Tomorrow's Parties festival. YYYs have a loyal Global following, which means an instant built-in interest for this release.
Lecrae - Anomaly Lecrae - Anomaly
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Delta Spirit - Into The Wide Delta Spirit - Into The Wide
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Delta Spirit present their fourth studio album, Into the Wide, via Dualtone Records. The band spent a year writing the follow-up to 2012's self-titled effort and teamed up with producer Ben Allen (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Cut Copy). Delta Spirit has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Conan, Austin City Limits, Later With Jools Holland and Last Call with Carson Daly and appeared at such festivals as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, ACL and many more.
Sean Rowe - Madman Sean Rowe - Madman
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Sean Rowe, who The Wall Street Journal wrote "recalls the ecstatic intensity of late-'60s Van Morrison and stark subtlety of late-era Johnny Cash" has created a beautifully primal work. Madman is deliberately simple in both arrangement and composition. It is soul music in the purest and most literal sense, hypnotic rhythms, warmly distorted guitars and Rowe's incredible voice recalling a time, real or imagined, when music and people seemed distinctly more connected.
Simian Mobile Disco - Whorl Simian Mobile Disco - Whorl
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Every musician needs to take action to keep themselves fresh from time to time, but James Ford and Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco have really gone to extremes this time: they've completely abandoned every tool they previously used to make music. For the recording of their 2014 record, Whorl, they've started from the ground up and created an entirely new electronic system, and recorded everything entirely live, from scratch. Over the years as members of the criminally underrated "prog-psychedelic band" Simian, as one of the UK's finest electronic duos, and individually as esteemed producers for other acts James and Jas have accumulated mountains of incredible vintage synthesizers and other general sound-making boxes. Limiting themselves to two suitcase-sized boxes each no laptops, no racks of hardware, just one synth and one sequencer each they headed into the high desert of Joshua Tree National Park in California and recorded Whorl in front of an audience.
Charles Lloyd - Manhattan Stories Charles Lloyd - Manhattan Stories
New CD: $22.98
Two 1965 New York Concerts, Disc 1 recorded at Judson Hall & Disc 2 recorded at Slugs' Saloon. A remarkable and previously unrecorded quartet featuring three jazz giants: guitarist Gábor Szabó, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca.
Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Produced by D. Sardy (Red Hot Chili Peppers, LCD Soundsystem, Wolfmother, Oasis), The Physical World comes a full ten years after the release of the band's universally acclaimed debut album, You're A Woman, I'm A Machine, which made Jesse F. Keeler (bass, synths, backing vocals) and Sebastien Grainger (vocals and drums), an underground /over ground sensation.
Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away Vance Joy - Dream Your Life Away
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $8.99
Dream Your Life Away was recorded with famed producer, Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Foo Fighters). With the extraordinary praise of "Riptide" and second single, "Mess Is Mine,", Vance Joy's debut album is an exciting, in depth look into one of the most promising new artists of 2014.
Kooks - Listen Kooks - Listen
New CD: $13.95
Digital: $9.99
Listen is the band's first album in three years.The album was recorded in Los Angeles and London, and produced by Inflo. 'With this record we didn't do any rehearsing beforehand. I'd write a song with Inflo or on my own, put it up and we'd all play over it. There was a real freedom to the process,' said the band's frontman Luke Pritchard. 'To me this album is about pure expression. Even the way we made the album felt fresh. Rather than us just being a band in a room, playing our guitars with the vocal over the top, which is what we'd always done before, we were really listening to what was going on around us, picking up ideas. The whole thing was much more natural.'
Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness Of Dancers Hiss Golden Messenger - Lateness Of Dancers
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Lateness of Dancers is an open, confident, immediate album, and it feels, at times, like a direct response to the darkness of Taylor's last record, 2013's Haw, or to the searching of 2010's Bad Debt, the stunning acoustic LP he made at his kitchen table shortly after the birth of his son. Lateness of Dancers includes many of Taylor's longtime collaborators, like Phil and Brad Cook of Megafaun, the guitarist William Tyler, and his erstwhile recording partner Scott Hirsch. Alexandra Sauser-Monnig of Mountain Man contributes backing vocals.
Queen - Live At The Rainbow '74 Queen - Live At The Rainbow '74
New CD: $19.99
Digital: $13.49
Sunday March 31st 1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by the then up-and-coming band called Queen. Few who turned up for that iconic performance could have predicted they would go on to become arguably the world's best and most successful rock group, although many more may have suspected it after this stunning show.
Tiny Moving Parts - Pleasant Living Tiny Moving Parts - Pleasant Living
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Tiny Moving Parts, from the tiny town of Benson, MN, is literally a family band. Brothers Matthew (bass) & Billy Chevalier (drums) along with their cousin vocalist/guitarist Dylan Mattheisen have been best friends since their childhood. They don't want to just be hanging out at home, they want to be out and about, which led to over 400 shows in 2 years. Their second full length, Pleasant Living, showcases a band that has moved past its growing pains and is finding its stride. It isn't afraid to belt you with its powerful emotion, and neither are the lively personas behind the band.
Better Than Ezra - All Together Now Better Than Ezra - All Together Now
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Tricky - Adrian Thaws Tricky - Adrian Thaws
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Named after his birth name, Adrian Thaws is the tenth studio album by the music artist Tricky. Featuring a whole host of guest stars including Mykki Blancco, Blue Daisy, Oh Land, and more, this is his most diverse and relaxed album to date. It also includes the single "Nicotine Love" with singer Francesca Belmonte.
Lee Brice - I Don't Dance Lee Brice - I Don't Dance
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $11.49
I Don't Dance is the follow-up to Lee Brice s 2012 Gold-selling Hard 2 Love, an album that yielded three #1 singles and the CMA/ACM Song of the Year "I Drive Your Truck." I Don't Dance was recorded in Nashville, with Brice writing ten of the album's thirteen songs, and taking the reigns as producer yet again. .
In Flames - Siren Charms In Flames - Siren Charms
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Jhene Aiko - Souled Out Jhene Aiko - Souled Out
New CD: $13.95
Digital: $9.99
Billy Childs - Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro Billy Childs - Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro
New CD: $11.96
Digital: $10.99
Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro Composer/Arranger/Pianist Billy Childs leads an All-Star interpretation of Songwriter Laura Nyro's beloved works Featuring Guest Artists Renee Fleming, Esperanza Spalding,Yo-Yo Ma, Alison Krauss, Ledisi, Wayne Shorter and more
Gladys Knight - Where My Heart Belongs Gladys Knight - Where My Heart Belongs
New CD: $16.98
2014 inspiration album from the Veteran Soul vocalist. The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last 50 years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy-winner has earned #1 hits in Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance. She returns with an album that showcases her unmatched vocal ability on an enchanting mix of Gospel and inspirational songs that are dear to her heart. She has said that faith in God has been the driving force behind all of her endeavors, guiding her through her many successes. On this gorgeous masterwork, she sings the songs of her heart like no one else can
James Taylor - Feel The Moonshine James Taylor - Feel The Moonshine
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This delightful James Taylor concert from 1976, broadcast live in FM stereo from Pennsylvania's legendary Syria Mosque in Pittsburgh, admirably displays the cream of the artist's sublime songwriting abilities in the early-to-mid 1970s, as well as highlighting his skills as one of the most consummate performers around at the time. Sharing the stage with the one-man-band that is David Lindley.
Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer - Bass & Mandolin Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer - Bass & Mandolin
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Nonesuch releases the second recording collaboration by bassist Edgar Meyer mandolinist Chris Thile. The album features 10 original compositions by the two artists, who have been performing together sporadically for more than a decade and made their recording debut as a duo with 2008 s Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile, which the Washington Post, among others, praised, saying "Thile and Meyer are most enthralling when they pass a melody back and forth, fingers flying. "
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Music Releases 09-16-14

Chris Brown - X Chris Brown - X
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X sees Brown re-teaming with Diplo (Usher, Britney Spears), who worked on 2011 s F.A.M.E, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earned Brown a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. The production team includes Grammy-winning producer Timbaland (David Guetta, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas) and Danja (Mary J. Blige, P!nk), both of whom worked on 2012's chart-topping album Fortune, which debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and earned Brown a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Train - Bulletproof Picasso Train - Bulletproof Picasso
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Three-time Grammy winning San Francisco band Train's upcoming new album, Bulletproof Picasso, is available September 16th. Bulletproof Picasso was produced by previous Train collaborator Butch Walker, and reflects frontman-singer/songwriter Pat Monahan's penchant for distinctive musical stylings. "I've always wanted to emotionally connect with people through the songs," says Monahan. "But I also want to get into people's lives with this album. We're very excited about Bulletproof Picasso and we re looking forward to performing some of the new songs for all our fans."
Cannibal Corpse - Skeletal Domain Cannibal Corpse - Skeletal Domain
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Mike Doughty - Stellar Motel Mike Doughty - Stellar Motel
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Legendary wordsmith Mike Doughty s STELLAR MOTEL is out 9/16, on his Snack Bar imprint, via Megaforce/RED. Stellar Motel is Mike's first album of all-original tunes since 2011's acclaimed Yes and Also Yes. STELLAR MOTEL is led by the tranced-out, banjo-driven single "Light WIll Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future.
Jimi Hendrix - Rainbow Bridge [Remastered] Jimi Hendrix - Rainbow Bridge [Remastered]
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In late 1971, Rainbow Bridge premiered signature classics such as "Dolly Dagger" and further outlined the exciting new creative direction in which Hendrix had steered his music. The album was compiled and mixed by Hendrix s longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and drummer Mitch Mitchell (with assistance on Rainbow Bridge from fellow Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen). Now available on CD, fans can own Rainbow Bridge, remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters
Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood - Juice Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood - Juice
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The ever-evolving, genre-defying collaboration between Medeski Martin & Wood and John Scofield continues to flourish. Since first convening almost 17 years ago, Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood's kinship both onstage and off has fostered an escalating degree of musical interplay, exquisitely captured on Juice their third studio album available September 16, 2014, via Medeski Martin & Wood's Indirecto imprint.
Jimi Hendrix - The Cry Of Love [Remastered] Jimi Hendrix - The Cry Of Love [Remastered]
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Released in 1971, The Cry Of Love revealed the new music Hendrix had been preparing for First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, the ambitious double album the guitarist was working on at the time of his death. The album was compiled and mixed by Hendrix's longtime engineer Eddie Kramer and drummer Mitch Mitchell (with assistance on Rainbow Bridge from fellow Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen). Now available for the first time on CD, fans can own The Cry Of Love, remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.
Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love Paolo Nutini - Caustic Love
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Caustic Love is an album of unforgettable songs and choice grooves, topped with Nutini's gutsy voice, which just gets better and better with time and singles him out as arguably the best singer of his generation. This was proven by the live video (filmed at Abbey Road Studios) of the slow-burning, passionate politico-soul of "Iron Sky," which scored almost two million plays on YouTube before the album's release. Piece by piece, Caustic Love amounts to an album that will surely be viewed as a modern classic, right down to its open-ended title, for which the singer says there are many meanings. As the latest thrilling chapter in the story of Paolo Nutini, these thirteen tracks spotlight the singer's stunning musical development.
Mike Farris - Shine For All The People Mike Farris - Shine For All The People
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This long-awaited follow up to 2007 s critically acclaimed SALVATION IN LIGHTS includes both original material and Farris' trademark interpretations of traditional gospel steeped in the influence of rock, vintage Memphis soul and the swagger of New Orleans.
Slash - World On Fire Slash - World On Fire
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WORLD ON FIRE is the new album from SLASH featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, and it comes on full throttle and in-your-face, a hunk of burning rock 'n' roll that takes no prisoners. Intensifying the band's sound and vision, it marks the follow-up to their succesful and acclaimed 2012 debut, Apocalyptic Love, also released on SLASH's own indie Dik Hayd International label distributed through Caroline.
My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand My Brightest Diamond - This Is My Hand
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This Is My Hand is a journey beyond the composition of music. "I had this 'back-to-basics' moment of reading how humans were making sounds before we were using words," says Shara. Produced by Shara herself and keyboardist Zac Rae, This Is My Hand is a bold chapter in the unfurling MBD story. Its exploration of music and its rhythmic urgency escort Shara's chamber-music aesthetic out of the chamber and back into the dance hall and rock bar.
Barbra Streisand - Partners Barbra Streisand - Partners
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"Partners" is Barbra Streisand's new album, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists. This is the legendary artist's first duets album in more than a decade, and debuts new studio recordings of Streisand classics and others songs.
George Strait - Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium George Strait - Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium
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Country icon George Strait is offering fans a 20-track live album recorded at his momentous 'The Cowboy Rides Away Tour' finale at AT&T Stadium in Dallas,TX. 'The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium' commemorates a night of celebration for one of the most influential figures in country music. Available September 16, the MCA Nashville release contains hits from thoughout Strait's remarkable 30+ year career, features special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and introduces George "Bubba" Strait, Jr.
Tim Mcgraw - Sundown Heaven Town Tim Mcgraw - Sundown Heaven Town
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Sundown Heaven Town is the 13th album from prolific American country musician Tim McGraw. He worked again with long-term producer Byron Gallimore -- who has teamed up with McGraw on his previous 12 releases -- and there are contributions from Kid Rock, Catherine Dunn, and his wife Faith Hill. The record includes singles "Lookin' for That Girl" and "Meanwhile Back at Mama's."
Earls Of Leicester - Earls Of Leicester Earls Of Leicester - Earls Of Leicester
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The Earls of Leicester is an all-star band, punningly named for Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt, whose popular and pioneering bluegrass inspired every one of the musicians here paying them tribute. Jerry Douglas was inspired to play Dobro because of legendary Flatt & Scruggs dobroist Josh Graves, and Johnny Warren, the Earls' fiddle player is the son of long-time Foggy Mountain Boys fiddler Paul Warren. Every instrument and every vocal hark back to that classic sound. 'This record is something I've been waiting my whole life to do,' veteran Dobro master Jerry Douglas says of this album.
Various Artists - Dead Man's Town: A Tribute to Born in USA Various Artists - Dead Man's Town: A Tribute to Born in USA
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Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Springsteen's greatest-selling album comes this tribute, featuring 12 Americana and alternative artists covering the Born in the U.S.A. album, song by song, start to finish.
Flyleaf - Between The Stars Flyleaf - Between The Stars
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Flyleaf and Kristen May found each other at just the right time. You could chalk it up to serendipity. Pulled together during a mutual moment of uncertainty, the frontwoman and the band's original core Sameer Bhattacharya [guitar], Jared Hartmann [guitar], Pat Seals [bass], and James Culpepper [drums] immediately thrust themselves into creating what would become the group's fourth full-length album and first for Loud & Proud Records, Between The Stars.
Shellac - Dude Incredible Shellac - Dude Incredible
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This is Shellac's fifth LP. Recording took place sporadically over the past few years at Steve's ELECTRICAL AUDIO studios in Chicago. The record was mastered by Steve Rooke at ABBEY ROAD. There is no comma in Dude Incredible; like Sir Duke or King Friday, for example QC Audio quality is paramount, as always, with Shellac. The LP was mastered entirely in the analog domain, using the DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) process. The LPs are being manufactured at RTI in Camarillo, CA, using their HQ-180 system. The pressings are 180 gram audiophile quality.
King Jammy - More Jammy's From The Roots King Jammy - More Jammy's From The Roots
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'More Jammys From the Roots' puts a spotlight mid to late eighties Jammy's productions of some of reggae's finest rhythms both vintage ('Stalag', 'Real Rock' 'African Beat', 'Satta') and up-to-the-time ('32 Chip', 'Run down the World'). Featured vocalists include Junior Murvin, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy, Johnny Osbourne and Wailing Souls. Multiple tracks in the collection are available here for the first time on CD. Reggae fans will be delighted to find these sought after recordings available again. More Jammy's From The Roots will be eagerly snapped up by the growing reggae audience increasingly finding the mid-eighties digital revolution to be another golden age in reggae.
Kinks - The Best Of The Kinks 1964-1971 Kinks - The Best Of The Kinks 1964-1971
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2014 is the 50th Anniversary of The Kinks. Their 1st US single, You Really Got Me , was released on 8/26/1966. Album features the classics You Really Got Me, Lola, Tired Of Waiting For You, Sunny Afternoon, & 13 more!
Blake Mills - Heigh Ho Blake Mills - Heigh Ho
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"The goals for Heigh Ho were songs, sonics, and capturing performance," Mills said. "I love my first album and how it sounds, but since making Break Mirrors I feel like I've heard enough music that seems to be overtly lo-fi or reverb-saturated; so I was interested in finding a combination of sounds that I hadn't heard used together before. I was very fortunate to be able to call on this group of people to help me map some new terrain."
This Will Destroy You - Another Language This Will Destroy You - Another Language
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Since 2004, This Will Destroy You has been forging some of the world's most brutal, dynamic, and precariously visceral instrumental rock. In addition to a vigorous tour schedule, their celebrated discography and critically renowned soundtrack work for feature films and documentaries have earned them a sizable and fervent international following. Another Language, TWDY's fourth full length LP, marks their euphonious return from a prolonged vacuous dark period that threatened to break both the band and the members themselves.
Marco Benevento - Swift Marco Benevento - Swift
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Marco Benevento is used to doing things for himself. Since launching his solo career six years ago, Benevento has co-founded the label that releases his music, The Royal Potato Family, and built the studio, Fred Short Sound, where he works whenever he s not on the road. He s written, arranged and played his largely instrumental anthems, leading a band from behind his customized piano and a tiny armada of drum-machines and sequencers, keyboards and pedals. But until Benevento set out to complete his fifth solo album, he d never sung his own songs, a strange omission for music that s so often been lyrical. That changes decisively, assuredly, triumphantly on Swift, the boldest and most bracing album of Benevento s career.
Jerry Douglas - Three Bells Jerry Douglas - Three Bells
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Three Bells is an historic collaboration between Dobro masters Jerry Douglas (13-time Grammy winner and three-time Country Music Association Musician of the Year, dubbed by James Taylor "the Muhammad Ali of the Dobro"), Mike Auldridge (1970's pioneer, member of The Seldom Scene, and sideman for Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt), and Rob Ickes of Blue Highway, the most awarded instrumentalist in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association. Three Bells finds these master musicians employing their prodigious talents to create a set of spare, emotionally-affecting instrumental performances of original tunes and venerable pop and country numbers. Three Bells is these musicians' first work together since 1994's Grammy-winning The Great Dobro Sessions, and features the final recordings of Douglas' longtime friend and mentor Auldridge, who passed away shortly after the sessions were completed.
Charles Lloyd - Manhattan Stories Charles Lloyd - Manhattan Stories
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Two 1965 New York Concerts, Disc 1 recorded at Judson Hall & Disc 2 recorded at Slugs' Saloon. A remarkable and previously unrecorded quartet featuring three jazz giants: guitarist Gábor Szabó, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca.
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