Music Releases 04-13-18

The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy,

The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy,

New CD: $6.99
Video
<p><span>Grammy-winning artist The Weeknd to release CD of new project ‘My Dear Melancholy,’ via XO Records / Republic Records on 4/13. 'My Dear Melancholy,' follows the Weeknd's 2016 record, 'Starboy', which debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Charts and charted 2 Top 10 hits, “Starboy” & "I Feel it Coming." The Weeknd will perform at a handful of major festivals this summer, including headlining performances at Coachella & Panorama.</span></p>
King Tuff - The Other [LP]

King Tuff - The Other [LP]

New Vinyl: $24.98
Video
<p class="normal">When asked to describe the title track from his new record, Kyle Thomas—aka King Tuff—takes a deep breath. “It’s a song about hitting rock bottom,” he says. “I didn’t even know what I wanted to do anymore, but I still had this urge—this feeling—like there was this possibility of something else I could be doing… and then I just followed that possibility. To me, that’s what songwriting, and art in general, is about. You’re chasing something, there is something out there calling to you and you’re trying to get at it. ‘The Other’ is basically where songs come from, it’s the hidden world, it’s the mystery. It’s the invisible hand that guides you whenever you make something. It’s the thing I had to rediscover—the sort of voice I had to follow—to bring me back to making music again in a way that felt true and good.”</p> <p class="normal"></p>
Breaking Benjamin - Ember [LP]

Breaking Benjamin - Ember [LP]

New Vinyl: $24.98
<p><span>EMBER is Breaking Benjamin's 6th studio album and is the follow up 2015’s DARK BEFORE DAWN, which </span><span>debuted #1 on Billboard's Top 200, spun off three No. 1 rock radio tracks, “Failure” and “Angels Fall,” as well as </span><span>their latest hit single “Never Again.” Selling over 500K, DARK BEFORE DAWN was certified gold in early 2017.</span></p>
Metallica - The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited [Black Vinyl]

Metallica - The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited [Black Vinyl]

New Vinyl: $15.98
<p><span>The Wait is over…Actually, it’s back! Nearly three decades after going out of print, Metallica will release a remastered version of The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited on April 13, 2018 as part of thir ongoing remasters series via their own Blackened Recordings label. </span><br><br><span>Originally released over 30 years ago on August 21, 1987, the collection features the band covering songs by early Metallica influencers such as Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke, Budgie, and The Misfits. The five songs from the EP were later included as a part of the 1998 multi-platinum release Garage, Inc., but the band felt it was time to bring it back in the original formats!</span><br><span>Garage Days Re-Revisited was remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA</span></p>
Laura Veirs - The Lookout

Laura Veirs - The Lookout

New CD: $15.98   $14.98
<p><span>Fresh off the success of her 2016 collaboration with Neko Case and kd lang, Laura Veirs brings you her 10th album. A batch of inimitable, exquisite folk-pop songs; a concept album about the fragility of precious things. Featuring contributions from Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Sufjan Stevens. Produced by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine</span></p>
John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness

John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness

New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Video
<p><span>The highly-anticipated album, The Tree of Forgiveness, is Prine's first collection of new material since 2005's Grammy-winning Fair and Square. Rather than going out on a limb, Prine cultivated the themes that have brought international acclaim since the 1970s. For example, he can take a topic like loneliness and make it funny or heartbreaking. </span><br><br><span>Prine teamed with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb to record in Nashville's historic Studio A, enlisting friends like Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires to sing along. The songs are new, although some had waited to be finished for decades, like a co-write with Phil Spectro called "God Only Knows." Another incomplete song, "I Have Met My Love Today," now celebrates the unexpected spark that leads to lifelong romance -- with a dash of youthful innocence. The musical arrangements may be simpler than on past efforts, yet his unique ability to distill complex emotions into everyday language remains fully intact.</span></p>
David Bowie - Changestwobowie [Black or Blue LP]

David Bowie - Changestwobowie [Black or Blue LP]

New Vinyl: $21.98
<p><span>David Bowie&rsquo;s 1981 compilation album Changestwobowie is the companion piece to the 1976 Changesonebowie album.</span></p>
Derek Smalls - Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)

Derek Smalls - Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)

New CD: $14.98   $13.98
<p><span>THE ROAD OF ROCK is a rocky road, and no one&rsquo;s life exemplifies that more thoroughly than that of Derek Albion Smalls who celebrates his 75th birthday with a hoped-to-be triumphant return to at least one of the echelons of the rock firmament. Derek went on to acquire the cov- eted position of bass player in the legendary rock band &ldquo;Spinal Tap&rdquo;, from the 1984 Rockumentary &ldquo;This Is Spinal Tap&rdquo; Smalls makes hi return to the music world with this new record- ing. Guest artists on the album include Jeff &ldquo;Skunk&rdquo; Baxter (Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers) Gregg Bissonette, Larry Carlton, David Crosby, Donald Fagen (Steely Dan) Taylor Hawkins, Jim Keltner, Danny (Kootch) Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, Michael League (Snarky Puppy), Jane Lynch (actress/singer), Steve Lukather (Toto), Judith Owen Snarky Puppy Horns Joe Satriani, Paul Shaffer (David Letterman, SNL, etc.) Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Richard Thompson, Steve Vai, Waddy Wachtel, Rick Wakeman (Yes) Phil X Dweezil Zappa.</span></p>
Greyhounds - Cheyenne Valley Drive [LP]

Greyhounds - Cheyenne Valley Drive [LP]

New Vinyl: $22.98
<p><span>Cheyenne Valley Drive is the 3rd studio album (and the first on their brand new label Bud's Recording Services), by Austin's Greyhounds. The band has been aptly described as "ZZ Top meets Hall &amp; Oats" for their blend of gritty guitar riffs, smooth rhythms and soulful R&amp;B. Cheyenne Valley Drive is no exception. Co-writers and singers Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube mix these elements deftly throughout the 10 tracks. The sessions were recorded and mixed at legendary Sam Phillips Recording in Memphis, TN by Grammy award winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang (Margot Price, Jason Isbell).</span></p>
A Place To Bury Strangers - Pinned [LP]

A Place To Bury Strangers - Pinned [LP]

New Vinyl: $19.98
<p><span>A couple of years ago, A Place to Bury Strangers were in search of a new drummer. Lia Simone Braswell, an L.A. native, had recently moved to New York, and was playing drums in shows around Brooklyn "just to keep her chops up." As it turned out, APTBS bassist Dion Lunadon caught one of those shows and, after seeing her play, was moved to ask her if she'd want to come to a band practice sometime. For well over a decade now, A Place to Bury Strangers-Lunadon, founding guitarist/singer Oliver Ackermann, and, officially, Lia Braswell-have become well known for their unwavering commitment to unpredictable, often bewildering live shows, and total, some might say dangerous volume. This April marks the release of Pinned, their fifth full-length and an album that finds them converting difficult moments into some of their most urgent work to date. It's their first since the 2016 election, and their first since the 2014 closing of Death By Audio, the beloved Brooklyn DIY space where Ackermann lived, worked, and created with complete freedom. There are searing meditations on truth and government-led conspiracies ("Execution"), as well as haunting, harmonized responses to the tensions of our current political climate ("There's Only One of Us"). It all opens with "Never Coming Back," a frightening crescendo of group vocals, vertiginous guitar work, and Lunadon's unrelenting bass. It's a clear and honest statement of intent, not just for everything that follows, but for this band as a whole.</span></p>
Juliana Hatfield - Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John [LP]

Juliana Hatfield - Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John [LP]

New Vinyl: $38.98
<p><span>Juliana Hatfield takes on 13 ONJ classics &amp; deep cuts to honor one of her childhood heroes. This special vinyl edition is on colored vinyl and includes a digital download card. </span><br><br><span>"I have never not loved Olivia Newton-John. Her music has brought me so much pure joy throughout my life. I loved her when I was a child and I love her still. Her voice and her positive energy and her melodies have stood the test of time and they give me as much pleasure now as they ever did. Listening to her is an escape into a beautiful place. She has inspired me so much personally and I just wanted to give something back; to share some of these tremendous songs, reinterpreted, with love, by me." -Juliana Hatfield </span><br><br><span>One dollar from the sale of every album will be donated to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness &amp; Research Centre (ONJ Centre), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing patients with cancer access to leading medical treatment, breakthrough research, and the best in wellness and supportive care.</span></p>
Pentatonix - Ptx Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I

Pentatonix - Ptx Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I

New CD: $11.96   $10.96
<p><span>Three-time Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix will release PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I April 13th via RCA Records. The inaugural release for the group's PTX Presents series will feature 11 PTX-curated modern pop performances, including an arrangement of Camila Cabello s "Havana." The CD package will also contain a 9 panel poster folder featuring the group.</span></p>
The Damned - Evil Spirits [LP]

The Damned - Evil Spirits [LP]

New Vinyl: $24.98
<p><span>The Damned - the greatest surviving British punk band - are back with 'Evil Spirits', their eleventh studio album, still firing on all cylinders, and breaking all the rules. Where their peers either burnt out, or faded into mediocrity, this most spiritually chaotic of all punk groups have never surrendered their ideals, always forged onwards. This time, they've collaborated with Tony Visconti, producer of innumerable classic albums by David Bowie, T-Rex and more.</span></p>
SYML - Hurt For Me EP [Vinyl]

SYML - Hurt For Me EP [Vinyl]

New Vinyl: $23.98
Video
SYML - In My Body EP [Vinyl]

SYML - In My Body EP [Vinyl]

New Vinyl: $22.98
Beth Hart - Front And Center (Live From New York) [CD/DVD]

Beth Hart - Front And Center (Live From New York) [CD/DVD]

New CD: $16.98   $14.98
<p><span>Grammy Nominated singer/songwriter Beth Hart treats fans to an intimate performance at New York's Iridium in this special episode of Front & Center. She first rose to fame in 1999 with her single "L.A. Song (Out of This Town)". Hart performs some material from her latest album, Fire On the Floor, including "Jazz Man," "Let's Get Together," and "Fat Man." On Friday April 13, 2018 Beth Hart will release "Front and Center - Live From New York" on Mascot Label Group/Provogue. It features a 15 track live CD and the Front and Center broadcast on DVD with an in-depth interview, 3 full band songs and 3 acoustic songs as bonus material.</span></p>
Mackenzie Nicole - The Edge

Mackenzie Nicole - The Edge

New CD: $11.99   $10.99
<p><span>Mackenzie Nicole&rsquo;s debut album, The Edge, is not the just the emergence of a driven, talented artist, but the dawn of a new era in the number one independent hip-hop label in the world, Strange Music.</span><br><span>The label&rsquo;s mantra &ldquo;it goes up&rdquo; reflects the entertainment empire&rsquo;s emphasis on constant elevation, and now with Mackenzie Nicole sparking Strange Main, the label&rsquo;s pop division, going &ldquo;up&rdquo; means going over the edge and into the world of pop music.</span><br><span>The Edge manages to capture the passion and intensity of Mackenzie Nicole&rsquo;s hip-hop background while maintaining its integrity as a pop record with captivating color, dynamic range and, above all, emotional depth.</span><br><span>Expanding on the themes, sounds, and stories of the project, as well as Strange Music&rsquo;s dedication to innovation, the marketing campaign for The Edge promises to engage and expand on the label&rsquo;s extensive resources, creative focus, and high quality execution.</span></p>

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Movie Releases 04-13-18

The Post [Movie] - The Post

The Post [Movie] - The Post

New Blu-Ray: $34.99
The Commuter [Movie] - The Commuter

The Commuter [Movie] - The Commuter

New Blu-Ray: $39.99
<p><span>In this action-packed thriller, Liam Neeson stars as Michael, an insurance salesman whose commute home suddenly takes a dangerous turn. After being confronted by a mysterious stranger (Vera Farmiga), Michael must race against time to uncover the identity of a passenger on his train, as he's swept into a conspiracy with life-and-death stakes for himself and his fellow passengers.</span></p>

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  • New Release Round-Up 04-13-18



    The Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy


    The Weeknd - My Dear MelancholyThe Weeknd - My Dear MelancholyThe Weeknd - My Dear Melancholy - Republic
    Grammy-winning artist The Weeknd releases new project ‘My Dear Melancholy,’ via XO Records / Republic Records. 'My Dear Melancholy,' follows the Weeknd's 2016 record, 'Starboy', which debuted #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Charts and charted 2 Top 10 hits, “Starboy” & "I Feel it Coming." The Weeknd will perform at a handful of major festivals this summer, including headlining performances at Coachella & Panorama.


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    King Tuff - The Other

    King Tuff - The OtherKing Tuff - The OtherKing Tuff - The Other - Sub Pop
    When asked to describe the title track from his new record, Kyle Thomas—aka King Tuff—takes a deep breath. “It’s a song about hitting rock bottom,” he says. “I didn’t even know what I wanted to do anymore, but I still had this urge—this feeling—like there was this possibility of something else I could be doing… and then I just followed that possibility. To me, that’s what songwriting, and art in general, is about. You’re chasing something, there is something out there calling to you and you’re trying to get at it. ‘The Other’ is basically where songs come from, it’s the hidden world, it’s the mystery. It’s the invisible hand that guides you whenever you make something. It’s the thing I had to rediscover—the sort of voice I had to follow—to bring me back to making music again in a way that felt true and good.”

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    Breaking Benjamin - Ember
     - Hollywood Records

    Ember is Breaking Benjamin's 6th studio album and is the follow up 2015’s DARK BEFORE DAWN, which debuted #1 on Billboard's Top 200, spun off three No. 1 rock radio tracks, “Failure” and “Angels Fall,” as well as their latest hit single “Never Again.” Selling over 500K, DARK BEFORE DAWN was certified gold in early 2017.

    Metallica - The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited - Blackened Recordings
    The Wait is over! Nearly three decades after going out of print, Metallica release a remastered version of The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited as part of their ongoing remasters series via their own Blackened Recordings label. Originally released over 30 years ago on August 21, 1987, the collection features the band covering songs by early Metallica influencers such as Diamond Head, Holocaust, Killing Joke, Budgie, and The Misfits. The five songs from the EP were later included as a part of the 1998 multi-platinum release Garage, Inc., but the band felt it was time to bring it back in the original formats! Garage Days Re-Revisited was remastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA

    Laura Veirs - The Lookout - Raven Marching Band
    Fresh off the success of her 2016 collaboration with Neko Case and kd lang, Laura Veirs brings you her 10th album, The Lookout. A batch of inimitable, exquisite folk-pop songs; a concept album about the fragility of precious things. Featuring contributions from Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Sufjan Stevens. Produced by Grammy-nominated Tucker Martine

     

    John Prine - The Tree Of Forgiveness

    John Prine - The Tree Of ForgivenessJohn Prine - The Tree Of ForgivenessJohn Prine - The Tree Of Forgiveness - Oh Boy
    The highly-anticipated album, The Tree Of Forgiveness, is John Prine's first collection of new material since 2005's Grammy-winning Fair and Square. Rather than going out on a limb, Prine cultivated the themes that have brought international acclaim since the 1970s. For example, he can take a topic like loneliness and make it funny or heartbreaking.  Prine teamed with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb to record in Nashville's historic Studio A, enlisting friends like Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires to sing along. The songs are new, although some had waited to be finished for decades, like a co-write with Phil Spectro called 'God Only Knows'; Another incomplete song, 'I Have Met My Love Today' now celebrates the unexpected spark that leads to lifelong romance -- with a dash of youthful innocence. The musical arrangements may be simpler than on past efforts, yet his unique ability to distill complex emotions into everyday language remains fully intact.

    Early Listen Available  Video Available





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    A Place To Bury Strangers - Pinned - Dead Oceans
    A couple of years ago, A Place To Bury Strangers were in search of a new drummer. Lia Simone Braswell, an L.A. native, had recently moved to New York, and was playing drums in shows around Brooklyn "just to keep her chops up." As it turned out, APTBS bassist Dion Lunadon caught one of those shows and, after seeing her play, was moved to ask her if she'd want to come to a band practice sometime. For well over a decade now, A Place to Bury Strangers-Lunadon, founding guitarist/singer Oliver Ackermann, and, officially, Lia Braswell-have become well known for their unwavering commitment to unpredictable, often bewildering live shows, and total, some might say dangerous volume. This week marks the release of Pinned, their fifth full-length and an album that finds them converting difficult moments into some of their most urgent work to date. It's their first since the 2016 election, and their first since the 2014 closing of Death By Audio, the beloved Brooklyn DIY space where Ackermann lived, worked, and created with complete freedom. There are searing meditations on truth and government-led conspiracies ("Execution"), as well as haunting, harmonized responses to the tensions of our current political climate ("There's Only One of Us"). It all opens with "Never Coming Back," a frightening crescendo of group vocals, vertiginous guitar work, and Lunadon's unrelenting bass. It's a clear and honest statement of intent, not just for everything that follows, but for this band as a whole.




    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    David Bowie - Changestwobowie [Black or Blue LP]
    Derek Smalls - Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)
    Greyhounds - Cheyenne Valley Drive
    Jason Aldean - Rearview Town
    Juliana Hatfield - Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John
    Pentatonix - Ptx Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I
    Josh T. Pearson - The Straight Hits!
    The Damned - Evil Spirits
    Beth Hart - Front And Center Live From New York [CD/DVD]
    Mackenzie Nicole - The Edge
    Moondoggies - A Love Sleeps Deep
    U2 - Pop [2LP]
    U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind [LP]
    Brazilian Girls - Let's Make Love
    Confidence Man - Confident Music For Confident People
    L.A. Salami - The City Of Bootmakers
    Tinashe - Joyride

    & More .....

    SYML - Hurt For Me EP [Vinyl]
    SYML - In My Body EP [Vinyl]
    U2 - Wide Awake In America EP [Vinyl]
    Bush Tetras - Take The Fall EP [Vinyl]
    Stimulator Jones - Tempt Me With Your Love
    Trampled By Turtles - We All Get Lonely
    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Talking Straight
    Neko Case - Bad Luck





     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Joshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox

    Joshua Hedley - Mr. JukeboxJoshua Hedley - Mr. JukeboxJoshua Hedley - Mr. Jukebox - Third Man Records
    With the release of his highly anticipated debut album Mr. Jukebox via Third Man Records, Joshua Hedley will embrace the role he was born to play: this generation’s classic country champion. An accomplished fiddle player, Hedley felt inexplicably drawn toward the instrument as a child. He got his hands on his own fiddle at age 8, and by 12, he was playing with middle-aged pickers at the VFW. At 19, he moved from his native Florida to Nashville, where he became an in-demand sideman at Robert’s Western World and other bars, and ultimately, a well-respected frontman. Armed with an easy croon and prodigious fiddle playing, he became known as the Mayor of Lower Broad. He hit the road to perform with artists including Jonny Fritz, Justin Townes Earle, and more, while the 2015 documentary Heartworn Highways Revisited featured Hedley prominently.
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    Lord Huron - Vide Noir

    Lord Huron - Vide NoirLord Huron - Vide NoirLord Huron - Vide Noir - Republic
    Lord Huron to release new album, Vide Noir, on 4/20 via Republic Records. The album follows critically lauded EPs, 'Strange Trails' and 'Lonesome Tails', which has garnered over 400M streams to-date. Previous single 'The Night We Met' is best known for featuring in Netflix's '13 Reasons Why.' The band is currently on an extensive USA headlining tour through Summer 2018.

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    Pennywise - Never Gonna Die

    Pennywise - Never Gonna DiePennywise - Never Gonna DiePennywise - Never Gonna Die - Epitaph
    Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a rich punk rock history, Pennywise began in 1988. The band would go on to amass an international following through relentless touring and a melodic high energy sound merging melodic surf punk, blistering hardcore and the classic punk of their youth. The group has solidified their place in punk history and are ready to continue their legacy with their long awaited new album, Never Gonna Die. A return to form for the band, Never Gonna Die contains 14 solid tracks that a punk fan can run in circles to.


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    Brothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe

    Brothers Osborne - Port Saint JoeBrothers Osborne - Port Saint JoeBrothers Osborne - Port Saint Joe - EMI Nashville
    John and TJ Osborne co-wrote every track on Port Saint Joe along with frequent collaborators Lee Thomas Miller, Kendall Marvel, Barry Dean, Shane McAnally, Troy Verges and more.  The title, Port Saint Joe, reflects the small town on the Florida coast where the real-life siblings recorded the album. Port Saint Joe is a sonic representation of who we’ve become not only as a band but as people,” says John Osborne. “Every show we’ve ever played together is on this record. Every song we’ve ever written and every mile we’ve ever ridden has led to the making of this record. Imperfections and all.” TJ adds, “we shacked up for two weeks to make an unabashed record that would reflect who we are in every way, and in the process we had the most enjoyable and memorable recording experience of our lives.”

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    Old Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer

    Old Crow Medicine Show - VolunteerOld Crow Medicine Show - VolunteerOld Crow Medicine Show - Volunteer - SME Nashville
    Old Crow Medicine Show have announced the release of their new studio album, Volunteer, due out April 20th, on Columbia Records Nashville. The album was recorded at the historic RCA Studio A and produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson).

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    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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  • New Release Round-Up 04-06-18



    New Releases 06 Apr 2018

    Rainbow Kitten Surprise - How to: Friend, Love, Freefall - Elektra
    The band worked with GRAMMY award-winning producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Sleeper Agent) on their Elektra debut, How to: Friend, Love, Freefall.

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food - Jagjaguwar
    Where are we headed? What are we consuming, how is it affecting us, and why does everything feel so bad and weird sometimes? These are some of the questions posed on Ruban Nielson's fourth album as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sex & Food.  Recorded in a variety of locales from Seoul and Hanoi to Reykjavik, Mexico City, and Auckland, Sex & Food is a practical musical travelogue, with local musicians from the countries that Neilson and his band visited pitching in throughout. Sex & Food is the most eclectic and expansive Unknown Mortal Orchestra release yet, from the light-footed R&B of "Hunnybee" to the stomping flange of "Major League Chemicals."  "If You’re Going to Break Yourself" and "Not in Love We're Just High" chronicle the effects of drugs and addiction on personal relationships, while the lyrics "Ministry of Alienation" drip with modern-day paranoia like the silvery guitar tones that jewel the song's structure. The modern world, and all the thorny complications that come with living in it, loomed large on Ruban's mind while making Sex & Food.  Though he's not afraid to get topical throughout, as evidenced on the surprisingly boisterous "American Guilt" or the roomy-disco medication-meditation "Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays". A statement of selflessness, to be sure-but make no mistake: Sex & Food reaffirms the vitality of Ruban's voice in today’s musical landscape.

    Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - Merge Records
    The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs-the triumphant fifth album by Wye Oak-begins with an explosion. For a few seconds, piano, drums, and a playful keyboard loop gather momentum; then, all at once, they burst, enormous bass flooding the elastic beat. "Suffering, I remember suffering," sings Jenn Wasner, her voice stretched coolly across the tizzy. "Feeling heat and then the lack of it, but not so much what the difference is." The moment declares the second coming of Wye Oak, a band that spent more than a decade preparing to write this record-their most gripping and powerful set of songs to date, built with melodies, movement, and emotions that transcend even the best of their catalogue.

     

    Blackberry Smoke - Find A Light

    Blackberry Smoke - Find A LightBlackberry Smoke - Find A LightBlackberry Smoke - Find A Light - 3 Legged Records
    Pigeonholing Blackberry Smoke has never been easy.  Since emerging from Atlanta in the early ‘00s, the quintet – vocalist/lead guitarist Charlie Starr, guitarist/vocalist Paul Jackson, bassist/vocalist Richard Turner, drummer Brit Turner and keyboardist Brandon Still – has become known for a singular sound indebted to classic rock, blues, country and folk. Find A Light, Blackberry Smoke’s sixth studio album, doubles down on diversity.  Songs hew toward easygoing roots-rock (“Run Away From It All”) and Southern rock stomps (“The Crooked Kind”), as well as stripped-down acoustic numbers (“I’ve Got This Song”) and bruising alt-country (“Nobody Gives A Damn”).  Rich instrumental flourishes – keening fiddle, solemn organ and bar-band piano boogie – add further depth and resonance.

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    Various Artists - Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin

    Various Artists - Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie TaupinVarious Artists - Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie TaupinRestoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin - MCA Nashville
    Some of the world’s biggest pop, rock and country artists are celebrating Elton John’s most beloved and legendary catalogue of hits with two albums Revamp (Island Records) and Restoration (Universal Music Group Nashville) released this week. The superstar lineup features artists both new and iconic reinterpreting the timeless songs of the over 50 year writing partnership that Elton and Bernie Taupin share.  These renditions and artists show the depth of the catalogue these two icons have created, which can easily cross musical genres and their unparalleled influence across popular music of all styles.   Restoration highlights countries biggest stars with thoughtful interpretations by Dierks Bentley, Rosanne Cash and Emmylou Harris, Miley Cyrus, Vince Gill and Don Henley, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson, Brothers Osborne, Chris Stapleton, Rhonda Vincent and Dolly Parton and Lee Ann Womack.  “'It's always a huge compliment when an artist loves your song enough to take the time and effort to rework it,” adds Elton John. “As songwriters, Bernie and myself are thrilled when singers we admire and respect as much as those on Revamp & Restoration choose to add their own unique twist in the process. It means that our music is still relevant and ultimately that our songs continue to reach new audiences. We're humbled and thank them all for their generosity.” 

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    Winter - Ethereality

    Winter - EtherealityWinter - EtherealityWinter - Ethereality - Everything Blue Records
    Winter is the project of songwriter Samira Winter, who’s love for guitar music and nostalgic imagery inspired the dream pop/indie rock four piece. Samira grew up in Curitiba, Brazil listening to her American father’s punk records, and her Brazilian mother’s MPB (Brazilian Popular Music) tunes. Winter’s first full length album, Supreme Blue Dream, was released in 2015 on Los Angeles label Lolipop Records. Ethereality is the long-awaited follow-up album, coming on the heels of various single releases and international touring.

    Early Listen Available Video Available





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    Creed Bratton - While The Young Punks Dance

    Creed Bratton - While The Young Punks DanceCreed Bratton - While The Young Punks DanceCreed Bratton - While The Young Punks Dance - MRI Associated
    Mysterious, eccentric, good-hearted, and downright talented are all words that have been used to describe actor and musician Creed Bratton over the years. Creed may be best known for starring as a fictional version of himself on nine seasons of the award winning, critically acclaimed NBC series “The Office.” For nearly eight years fans worldwide grew to love him as Dunder Mifflin’s quality assurance director who unapologetically forgets the names of his own co-workers, and says bizarre confusing statements on a regular basis. If Creed was onscreen, laughs were sure to follow. While Creed may be best known for his on-screen antics, he is also an established musician with a career in music that spans nearly five decades, and he isn’t slowing down anytime soon. This year Creed is slated to release his 7th full-length album entitled “While The Young Punks Dance,” featuring 10 brand new tracks. The album, produced by Dave Way (Sheryl Crow, Fiona Apple) and Dillon O’Brian, is available this week.

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    Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker - Seedlings All - Rough Trade US
    British duo Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker have built up an avid following as one of Britain's biggest folk acts with thanks to what The Guardian calls their "beautifully textured twilit songs." For Seedlings All, the duo continues to experiment with arrangements, textures, grooves, and exploring genres outside of the realm of traditional folk to create a sound all their own.




    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Thirty Seconds To Mars - America
    Hinds - I Don't Run
    Sloan - 12
    Dr. Octagon - Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation
    The Wonder Years - Sister Cities
    Eels - The Deconstruction
    The Aces - When My Heart Felt Volcanic
    Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley: The Searcher [The Original Soundtrack]
    The Mountain Goats - I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas
    E-40 and B-Legit - Connected and Respected
    Various Artists - Johnny Cash: Forever Words
    Son Volt - The Search: Deluxe
    Kylie Minogue - Golden
    Levellers - We The Collective
    Lisa Stansfield - Deeper
    Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Years
    En Vogue - Electric Café
    Goat Girl - Goat Girl
    Alison Wonderland - Awake

    & More .....

    Kylie Minogue - Dancing [Vinyl]
    Dr. Dog - Buzzing In The Light
    Shakey Graves - Mansion Door
    Foreigner - Say You Will
    Old Crow Medicine Show - Whirlwind
    Septic Tank - Death Vase




     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    King Tuff - The Other

    King Tuff - The OtherKing Tuff - The OtherKing Tuff - The Other - Sub Pop
    When asked to describe the title track from his new record, Kyle Thomas—aka King Tuff—takes a deep breath. “It’s a song about hitting rock bottom,” he says. “I didn’t even know what I wanted to do anymore, but I still had this urge—this feeling—like there was this possibility of something else I could be doing… and then I just followed that possibility. To me, that’s what songwriting, and art in general, is about. You’re chasing something, there is something out there calling to you and you’re trying to get at it. ‘The Other’ is basically where songs come from, it’s the hidden world, it’s the mystery. It’s the invisible hand that guides you whenever you make something. It’s the thing I had to rediscover—the sort of voice I had to follow—to bring me back to making music again in a way that felt true and good.”

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    John Prine - The Tree Of Forgiveness

    John Prine - The Tree Of ForgivenessJohn Prine - The Tree Of ForgivenessJohn Prine - The Tree Of Forgiveness - Oh Boy
    The highly-anticipated album, The Tree Of Forgiveness, is John Prine's first collection of new material since 2005's Grammy-winning Fair and Square. Rather than going out on a limb, Prine cultivated the themes that have brought international acclaim since the 1970s. For example, he can take a topic like loneliness and make it funny or heartbreaking.  Prine teamed with Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb to record in Nashville's historic Studio A, enlisting friends like Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Amanda Shires to sing along. The songs are new, although some had waited to be finished for decades, like a co-write with Phil Spectro called 'God Only Knows'; Another incomplete song, 'I Have Met My Love Today' now celebrates the unexpected spark that leads to lifelong romance -- with a dash of youthful innocence. The musical arrangements may be simpler than on past efforts, yet his unique ability to distill complex emotions into everyday language remains fully intact.

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    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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  • Joe Nardone Sr. Blog

    Joe Nardone Sr. Blog

    On a recent visit to one of my favorite restaurants, I heard an incredible CD full of my favorite music!

    My wife and I enjoyed a great dinner with a wonderful mix of songs from the best times of our lives. The vaiety of songs were incredible!

    I was surprised when the owner said he bought it from The Gallery Of Sound, but I only had one. I didn’t realize how great it was! I was able to find 15 from an importer at a great price!

    The set has six(6) CD’s titles “keep Calm” with 120 songs…! Here are just a few! 
    Come Dance With Me (Sinatra), Love is A Many Splendored Thing (4 Aces), Only You (Platters), Save The Last Dance Fro Me (Drifters), It’s All In The GAme(Tommy Edwards), Dream Lover (Bobby Darin), It’s Only Make Believe (Conway Twitty), The Way You Look Tonight (Lettermen)

    Stranger In Paradise (tony Bennett), Misty (Johnny Mathis), Theme From A Summer Place (Percy Faith), When I Fall In Love (Nat King Cole, I Only Have Eyes For You (Flamingo) Volare (Bobby Rydell), Crazy (Patsy Cline), Dedicated To The One I Love (Shirelles)…  Joe Nardone

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Music Releases 04-13-18

Artist Title Price
The Weeknd My Dear Melancholy, New CD: $6.99
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King Tuff The Other [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
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Breaking Benjamin Ember [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Metallica The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited [Black Vinyl] New Vinyl: $15.98
Laura Veirs The Lookout New CD: $14.98
John Prine The Tree of Forgiveness New CD: $12.98
Video
David Bowie Changestwobowie [Black or Blue LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
Derek Smalls Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) New CD: $13.98
Greyhounds Cheyenne Valley Drive [LP] New Vinyl: $22.98
Jason Aldean Rearview Town [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
A Place To Bury Strangers Pinned [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
Juliana Hatfield Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John [LP] New Vinyl: $38.98
Pentatonix Ptx Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I New CD: $10.96
Josh T. Pearson The Straight Hits! [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
The Damned Evil Spirits [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
SYML Hurt For Me EP [Vinyl] New Vinyl: $23.98
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SYML In My Body EP [Vinyl] New Vinyl: $22.98
Beth Hart Front And Center (Live From New York) [CD/DVD] New CD: $14.98
Mackenzie Nicole The Edge New CD: $10.99

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Movie Releases 04-13-18

Artist Title Price
The Post [Movie] The Post New Blu-Ray: $34.99
The Commuter [Movie] The Commuter New Blu-Ray: $39.99
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Mystery Science Theater 3000: Season Eleven New Blu-Ray: $99.99

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