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New Release Round-Up 10-21-14

New Release Round-Up 10-21-14

Cold War Kids - Hold My Home

Looking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Hold My Home, the fifth studio album from American indie rock band Cold War Kids which comes just a year after 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The record was produced by guitarist Dan Gallucci alongside Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta and Juliette Lewis) at the band's own studio in San Jose, California. The album is available now and you can watch the video for the lead single All This Could Be Yours here.




Bush - Man On The RunMarking 20 years since their multi-platinum debut Sixteen Stone catapulted them to megastardom, Man On The Run, the sixth studio album from the British alternative rockers Bush is the follow-up to 2011's The Sea of Memories and the second to feature the new lineup which frontman Gavin Rossdale formed in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Mastodon) and Jay Baumgardner (Helmet, Lacuna Coil), the album sees the quartet continue with their patented heavy, dark, melancholic grunge rock sound. The album is available now and you can watch the visually stunning video for the lead single The Only Way Out here.



On NostalgiaAnnie Lennox pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century – including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – and interprets compositions that have moved her, stripping them down to their emotional and musical core and making them her own. "To have been given the opportunity to record these classic, timeless songs on such a significant label as Blue Note, representing 75 years of legendary jazz history, is truly a privilege for me," said Annie Lennox.

The definitive Primus line-up Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and releasing their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, Primus & the Chocolate Factory. 'The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film,' says Les Claypool. 'The notion wasn't so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books.'

Tough Love is the second album from English singer Jessie Ware. The London-based artist began work on the album at the start of 2014, with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Kid Harpoon, Julio Bashmore, and production duo Benzel all credited on the record. Her title track single was debuted as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record on the Earth, and went on to reach the U.K. Top 40.

Sleater-Kinney - Start TogetherSleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Start Together is a deluxe box set compiling all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on colored vinyl. Each album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release.  The Limited Edition box set is available now and you can also grab copies of the individual albums which are available as remastered CD and Vinyl versions. Check out this video to see more info on the releases.

Plus there are other great, new releases including The Bsst Day, from Thurston Moore.  The fourth full-length solo release for the Sonic Youth guitarist/singer sees the return to guitar rock with backing from Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe, and James Sedward. Hip Hop megastar T.I. drops his ninth studio album Paperwork. London based Bear's Den release their much anticipated debut album Islands.  Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Diana Krall in her early years. Kiesza releases her debut album, Sound Of A Woman.  Her hit single Hideaway rocketed to the #1 spot in the UK charts earlier this year and remains the fastest-selling debut of year. When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album Monoliths & Dimensions, they didn't know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott returned with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body of work he was writing with them in mind. And the masked Iowan nu-metal heroes Slipknot return with their fifth studio album 5: The Gray Chapter, their first in six years and the follow-up to 2008's All Hope Is Gone. It is the first to feature their new (and as yet anonymous) rhythm section, following the departure of drummer Joey Jordison and the untimely death of bassist Paul Gray. Marking a return to a more raw, brutal, dissonant sound reminiscent of their earlier work, the album includes the singles "The Negative One" and "The Devil in I."


Plus, Nude BeachLittle Big TownSusan BoyleBoyz II MenJerry GarciaHolliesMike OldfieldBen HowardAlice CooperMark LaneganTransitYoung StatuesBilly IdolBudos BandGavin DeGrawAretha FranklinBaxter DuryIron MaidenArmy Of The PharoahsNeil Diamond and Master Mix: Red Hot & Arthur Russell.

CURRENT SINGLES

The New Basement Tapes - When I Get My Hands On You - Single

This week we get to hear latest single to be released from the forthcoming Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes album (Due 11/11 Pre-Order Here) where T Bone Burnett recruited artists such as Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and Mumford And Sons' Marcus Mumford to record unfinished songs from Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes Sessions.  The new track is called Spanish Mary and features Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops on Vocals. You can grab your copy of the single here and as with each of the singles from the album there is a cool animated lyric video which you can watch here



Hard Working Americans release their single Blackland Farmer which is taken from their forthcoming live album and DVD The First Waltz (Due next week).



LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Flight Facilities - Down To EarthLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Flight Facilities. With Down to Earth, the dynamic electronic duo continue to expand their artist output away from their world of popular club singles to bring fans around the globe a complete work that is a range of styles as eclectic as an around-the-world plane ticket. “Down to Earth,” is a journey through music that pushes the boundaries of Flight Facilities’ unmistakable sound with the vocal talents of artists such as the ethereal Emma Louise, the comedic and noted musician Reggie Watts, the emotive Owl Eyes, the wunderkind Bishop Nehru, and favorites like Micky Green and Giselle. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the stunning video for the lead single Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise here.

Devin Townsend Project - Z2Z2 is the long awaited epic double album from Devin Townsend where the first CD is a Devin Townsend Project album called 'Sky Blue', and the second disc is a Ziltoid album called 'Dark Matters'.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can also watch the lyric video to the lead single Deathray which is taken from the Dark Matters Disc.







Etana - I RiseEtana is the strongest female voice in reggae. Her natural ability for melody and songwriting talents have propelled her to a unique status among reggae fans where she is seen as the successor to Marcia Griffiths. Her new album I Rise is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video to the lead single Trigger here.






Sleaford Mods - Chubbed UpIpecac Recordings are introducing the coolest thing to come out of the UK in a long time. With the release of a compilation from Sleaford Mods titled Chubbed Up+. Sleaford Mods are a stripped down, political, electronic punk-hop band from working class Nottingham. This stuff is real and it is spot on! The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video to the lead single Jolly F-cker here.





Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm [Tour Edition Vinyl]After 35 years fronting the Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde released her first solo album in June of this year. Stockholm was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Swedish outfit Peter, Bjorn and John. To celebrate her recent tour the album will be available as a limited edition Blue and Yellow splatter colored Vinyl. You can Pre-Order your copy now and you can also watch the video to the albums hit single Dark Sunglasses 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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New Release Round-Up 10-14-14

New Release Round-Up 10-14-14

U2's thirteenth studio album, Songs of Innocence, has roots in the band's early and lifelong influences including the Ramones, Bob Dylan and The Clash.  It plays homage to U2's formative years in Dublin and their transformative pilgrimage to California.  It's a collection of songwriting and music made possible only by shared time and life experiences. Soulful keys are peppered throughout songs of Innocence, a hallmark of producer/multi-instrumentalist Danger Mouse, however the band's epic signature sound still comes roaring through: expansive guitars, driving drums, head-bobbing bass, and soaring vocals.

On his 17th studio album, Ride Out finds Bob Segar holding true to his legendary sound, effortlessly marrying blues, country, and heartland soul into his trademark brand of Motor City rock n roll. Bob offers a collection of new songs that are a powerful and personal addition to the GRAMMY Award-winning rocker s extraordinary catalog, rich with character and passion, and the great American songwriter's always compelling take on the world around him.

Foxygen…And Star Power is the 2014 double album from Foxygen, a CINEMATIC AUDITORY ADVENTURE for the speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees, and misfits...Made by Foxygen at Dream Star Studios in their Secret Haunted House with the UFOs flying around in the sky.

Frazey Ford - Indian OceanDuring the creative cycle of writing for her latest, Indian Ocean, in profound synchronicity, Frazey Ford received and invitation to record in Memphis with Al Green's iconic back up band. The resulting album is a masterwork soul album with Frazey's smoulderingly urgent vocals, emotionally raw lyrics, and muddy-road folk effortlessly melting into the elegant earthiness of soul music's finest musicians. The album is available now and you can watch the video for the lead single September Fields here.


Hungry Ghosts is the fourth record from American alt-rock quartet OK Go. Known for its innovative music videos and pop sensibilities, the band has shifted toward an electronic approach, with Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Weezer) and Grammy-nominated producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix) working on the album.

Plus there are other great, new releases including Jessie J who releases her new album Sweet Talker. 'It was the quickest album I ever made,' Jessie told Radio.com. 'I'm really proud of it though. I really feel like it represents where I'm at right now as a singer, as a woman, as a person, emotionally, everything.' Black Star Elephant is the second album from Norwegian pop duo Nico & Vinz and follows their 2012 release The Magic Soup & the Bittersweet Faces. Continuing with the perfectly crafted pop that appeared on their chart-topping single "Am I Wrong," the duo deliver an album of classic, uplifting pop numbers.  Stars release their latest album No One Is Lost which includes the single From The Night. The latest from alt-roots upstart Sallie FordSlap Back features an all-girl band and is bursting with the femme-punk spirit of Kim Deal, Joan Jett, and Debbie Harry. The concept of the human zoo has existed in art and literature for centuries, thus Electric Six recognizes and accepts it is not breaking new conceptual ground by naming its tenth studio album Human Zoo. And Memoirs Of A Madman serves as a career spanning audio release featuring 17 of Ozzy Osbourne's greatest hit singles remastered and compiled in one place for the first time in his career. This set offers fans of the multi-platinum recording artist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy(r) winning singer and songwriter the ultimate collection from Ozzy's distinguished solo career. The collection is also available on VinylPicture Disc Vinyl and as a DVD


Plus, ExodusMary LambertMadeleine PeyrouxFlorida Georgia LineYou+MeMelvinsForeignerFly Golden EagleAndrew McMahon in the WildernessAngaleena PresleyFederico AubeleKMFDMHoodie AllenKeleLittle Big LeagueOlivia JeanMuseum Of loveUnited NationsAbsolutely FreeThe Dirty River BoysEx-CrawKindnessGrinder BluesSammy Hagar and Ali Campbell.

CURRENT SINGLES

Ryan Adams' Pax Am limited edition 7" vinyl series continues with No Shadow. Previous installments include "Gimme Something Good", "1984", and "Jacksonville".  People Running / Vanishing Life is the debut single from Vanishing Life, a new band comprised of Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits), Zach Blair (Rise Against), Jamie Miller (…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead), and Autry Fulbright (…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead). Iron Maiden release a strictly limited one-off run of the 7 singles from their first 3 albums (Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast). These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original UK analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, this will be the first time ever that these black vinyl singles have officially been made available in the U.S. and sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out first time round.



LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Cold War Kids - Hold My HomeLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Hold My Home, the fifth studio album from American indie rock band Cold War Kids which comes just a year after 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The record was produced by guitarist Dan Gallucci alongside Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta and Juliette Lewis) at the band's own studio in San Jose, California. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for the lead single All This Could Be Yours here.





Bush - Man On The RunMarking 20 years since their multi-platinum debut Sixteen Stone catapulted them to megastardom, Man On The Run, the sixth studio album from the British alternative rockers Bush is the follow-up to 2011's The Sea of Memories and the second to feature the new lineup which frontman Gavin Rossdale formed in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Mastodon) and Jay Baumgardner (Helmet, Lacuna Coil), the album sees the quartet continue with their patented heavy, dark, melancholic grunge rock sound. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the visually stunning video for the lead single The Only Way Out here.



Sleater-Kinney - Start TogetherSleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Start Together is a deluxe box set compiling all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on colored vinyl. Each album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release.  The Limited Edition box set is available now for Pre-Order and you can also Pre-Order each of the individual albums which are available as remastered CD and Vinyl versions. Check out this video to see more info on the releases.

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 10-07-14

New Release Round-Up 10-07-14

Stevie Nicks releases her collection of never-before-released songs, 24 Karat Gold - Songs from the Vault. “Each song is a lifetime. Each song has a soul… They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken hearted and the survivors. These songs are the memories - the 24 karat gold rings in the blue box; These songs are for you.” – Stevie Nicks.

Standing In The BreachJackson Browne's fourteenth studio album, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

Weezer appear to be back on form as they return with their first collection of new material in four years.  Everything Will Be Alright In The End was Produced by Ric Ocasek, who previously helmed production on the band's first and third records (The Blue Album and The Green Album).  Also for those who grab the album early we have some Free Lithographs to give you as a reward.

It's not often that you stumble across a songwriter whose lyrics both sound and read like poetry. When those lyrics are set to music that balances burning indignation with lilting tenderness, and delivered in a voice imbued with the spiritual passion and yearning of gospel and the blues, you figure you've chanced upon something special. And so it is with 23-year-old Andrew Hozier-Byrne, an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from County Wicklow who goes by the name of Hozier.

The Barr Brothers - Sleeping OperatorThe Barr Brothers.  'Sleeping Operator' represents an immense creative output. The group, featuring brothers Brad on guitar/vocals and Andrew on drums, classical harpist Sarah Pagé, and pianist/bassist Andrès Vial, recorded 40 tracks in the process of making this record. The 13 songs on 'Sleeping Operator' are meditative and explosive, exploring the far reaches of folk laced with West African influences, hypnotic modernist pulsing and beyond. While the record extends into cinematic and other-worldly territories, it maintains a campfire-like intimacy throughout. The album is available now and you can preview the album and watch the video for their single Half Crazy here.



Sixx AM - Modern VintageSIXX: A.M., the band featuring Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, release their third album, Modern Vintage.  Says Sixx: "Like our favorite bands from the 1970s, SIXX: A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics — three core elements that helped to define that era. SIXX: A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on 'Gotta Get It Right' and the rest of 'Modern Vintage', having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again." The album is available now and you can preview the album and watch the album's making of video in which they discuss the new album and their latest single 'Gotta Get it Right' here.

Philip Selway - WeatherhouseWeatherhouse is the sophomore solo album from Radiohead's drummer Philip Selway, and the follow-up to 2010's Familial. A more complex and involving album than his mostly acoustic debut, Weatherhouse, has something of the feel of latter-day Radiohead or Yorke's solo work but with an uncategorizable '80s/'90s melodic twist. The single "Coming Up for Air" is included. The album is available now and you can preview the album and watch the video for his latest single It Will End In Tears here.


Plus there are other great, new releases including Flying Lotus with You're Dead! Which is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another.  Johnny Marr's upwards trajectory continues unabated with the release of Playland. Work on the album commenced in London in spring 2014 as soon as the year of touring in support of The Messenger came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on The Messenger with collaborator and co-producer Doviak, as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour. Macy Gray's impressive catalog of work is filled with highlights. She has released six studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations. The Way is a beautifully crafted pop and R&B masterpieces that is sure to reinforce Gray's reputation as the ground-breaking and innovative artist that she has been since day one. Yellowcard's latest release, Lift a Sail, is their most modern album to date. While Sean Mackin's distinctive violin persists, setting the band apart from their contemporaries, Lift a Sail doesn't fail to bring the rock with tunes like Crash the Gates and MSK. The follow up to Infinity Overhead, which reached #31 on the Billboard 200 as Minus The Bear's highest charting album to date, Lost Loves lives up to its title quite literally as a collection of hard to let go songs pulled from the band's past seven odd years of writing, recording and releasing records. And The distinct sound and integrity of Kasabian's fifth studio album defines the very essence of the band, their trademark sound distilled and re- packaged into one incredibly exciting, unique statement of intent. 48:13 is driven by the continuous evolution and musical experimentation of the band through their previous 4 albums.


Plus, New Found GloryTexas Hippie CoalitionBela Fleck & Abigail WashburnZola JesusNehruviandoomPissed JeansSBTRKTCaribouJason AldeanPaloma FaithMinnie DriverNikki YanofskyShakey GravesJuan MacleanBroodsBonoboStreets Of LaredoEx HexDot HackerField ReportPeaking LightsTV EyesVaselinesThe MonkeesSingle MothersO'DeathTR3 and Underworld.

CURRENT SINGLES

St Vincent’s, the new 7” EP from Melbourne, Australia’s Deaf Wish, is their first US release.  Deaf Wish have been blowing away audiences in Australia and the US since 2007 with a blistering blend of blown-out punk/noise-rock and layers of melodic haze not unlike early Sonic Youth. This EP follows three LPs and two 7”s on small Australian labels (Exo, Radio Records, Idget Records), and it will be out during the band’s 2014 US tour.  British alternative rockers Bush continue to gear up for their sixth studio album Man On The Run (Due 10/21, Pre-Order Now) with their latest single Loneliness Is A Killer.


LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Frazey Ford - Indian OceanLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Frazey Ford. During the creative cycle of writing for her latest, Indian Ocean, in profound synchronicity, Frazey Ford received and invitation to record in Memphis with Al Green's iconic back up band. The resulting album is a masterwork soul album with Frazey's smoulderingly urgent vocals, emotionally raw lyrics, and muddy-road folk effortlessly melting into the elegant earthiness of soul music's finest musicians. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for the lead single September Fields 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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New Release Round-Up 09-30-14

New Release Round-Up 09-30-14

Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Lucinda Williams' new album is her most ambitious release to date. Twenty + songs were recorded off and on between September of 2013 through March of 2014. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone finds Lucinda tapping into her southern roots for this double album. The songs are amplified by a range of musical talents that include Greg Leisz, Tony Joe White, Pete Thomas, Gia Ciambotti, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan.  The album is available now and you can preview the album which includes the single Something Wicked This Way Comes right here.




Prince - Art Official AgePrince returns with not one but two albums this week, the first, Art Official Age is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton. Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.  His second album Plectrumelectrum is a classic band record, with 3rdEyeGirl which includes Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Recorded live and in analog the album is an electrifying funk-rock statement.



The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With GoldThe new album Mended With Gold from The Rural Alberta Advantage makes it clear that The RAA have reached the next level. Two key elements led to the band composing the most fully-realized work of their career: the band’s road warrior status and the chance to take full advantage of their time in the studio this time around. The trio spent months shaping the songs, sometimes first on keyboard, then guitar (and visa versa), and taking others on the road to workshop live. The album is available now and you can watch the amazing video which captures the band at their best while on a recent tour here.

Melissa Etheridge - This Is ME

Oscar and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge releases her latest studio album This is ME. For the vibrant collection, Etheridge teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown) at the forefront. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the album features 11 new songs all written or co-written by Melissa Etheridge.   The album is available now and you can watch the video for her single Take My Number here.



Madi Diaz - Phantom

Called “the most danceable break up record ever” by LA Weekly, Phantom was recorded in Madi Diaz’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars.   The album is available now and you can preview the album as well as take a look at her video for the amazing track Stay Together here.


Plus there are other great, new releases including Blake Shelton who following 2013's platinum-selling Based on a True Story..., retains his producer of choice, Scott Hendricks, for these sessions. Despite its title, Bringing Back the Sunshine is a grittier offering than his previous couple of albums, but thematically the songs call on his experience of growing up in a small Oklahoma town. Seven-time Grammy winning trio Lady Antebellum's fifth studio album 747 is released this week. Nathan Champman co-produced the album with Lady A for the Capitol Records Nashville release. In The Valley Below's fantastic debut album The Belt which included the breakout summer hit 'Peaches' is now available on vinyl and you can check out the video for the track as well as preview the album here. Multi-platinum Dublin rockers The Script release their much anticipated 4th studio effort called No Sound Without Silence. Charlottesville, Virginia brothers Abe, James and Sam Wilson (aka, rock outfit Sons of Bill) release their superb new album Love and Logic via Thirty Tigers.  Flying Colors is the talent-ridden supergroup consisting of guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, bass player Dave LaRue and the comparatively new talent, pop singer/songwriter Casey McPherson. The band challenged conventional wisdom about combining virtuoso music and melodic songwriting in their new album, Second Nature.   On the follow-up to his tender, Baroque-infused debut Lysandre, former Girls frontman Christopher Owens takes a different path with the country-infused A New Testament. And (What's The Story) Morning Glory?, the follow-up to debut album Definitely Maybe, is Oasis' biggest-selling album with 22 million copies sold worldwide. It was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Released on October 2nd 1995 it spent 10 weeks at No.1, is the 5th biggest-selling album in UK chart history and became the band's breakthrough album in the US where it sold 4 million copies. The new edition has been remastered from the original tapes by Ian Cooper at London's Metropolis Studios, supervised by the album's producer Owen Morris.  The album is also available as a Single Disc Remasterd VersionRemastered Vinyl and a Deluxe Vinyl Box Set


Plus, South Park MexicanHerb AlpertPieta BrownKat EdmonsonColbie CaillatBryan AdamsSteve AokiMarty Stuart & His Fabulous SuperlativesGerard WayElectric WizardJerry GarciaTove LoRobin GibbAbbaElectric YouthTeam SpiritGenesisFinchJon LordStiff Little FingersHot Rize and Between The Buried and Me.

CURRENT SINGLES

Bush release their new single Man On The Run which is taken from their new album of the same name Man On The Run which is due to drop 10/21 and is available for pre-order nowHoodie Allen releases Numbers ahead of his new album People Keep Talking (Due 10/14).  

CURRENT VIDEOS

Chet Faker - Built On GlassAustralian producer Chet Faker's latest single Gold is pure audio delight and now thanks to the Hiro Murai-directed video it is also a pure visual delight.  Known for providing memorable videos (check out his previous offerings to see what we mean) Chet (real name Nick Murphy) has surpassed them all with his latest offering which features intricate choreography, perfectly performed by three stunning roller-skaters as they gracefully roll down a deserted highway.  With over 1.9 Million views already this is a video you simply must watch.  The single is taken from Chet's recent stunning release Built on Glass, which you can grab your copy of right here.

LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

The Barr Brothers - Sleeping OperatorLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for The Barr Brothers.  'Sleeping Operator' represents an immense creative output. The group, featuring brothers Brad on guitar/vocals and Andrew on drums, classical harpist Sarah Pagé, and pianist/bassist Andrès Vial, recorded 40 tracks in the process of making this record. The 13 songs on 'Sleeping Operator' are meditative and explosive, exploring the far reaches of folk laced with West African influences, hypnotic modernist pulsing and beyond. While the record extends into cinematic and other-worldly territories, it maintains a campfire-like intimacy throughout. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album and watch the video for their single Half Crazy here.


Philip Selway - WeatherhouseWeatherhouse is the sophomore solo album from Radiohead's drummer Philip Selway, and the follow-up to 2010's Familial. A more complex and involving album than his mostly acoustic debut, Weatherhouse, has something of the feel of latter-day Radiohead or Yorke's solo work but with an uncategorizable '80s/'90s melodic twist. The single "Coming Up for Air" is included. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album and watch the video for his latest single It Will End In Tears here.

Sixx AM - Modern Vintage

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, will release its third album, Modern Vintage, on October 7.  Says Sixx: "Like our favorite bands from the 1970s, SIXX: A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics — three core elements that helped to define that era. SIXX: A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on 'Gotta Get It Right' and the rest of 'Modern Vintage', having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again." The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album and watch the album's making of video in which they discuss the new album and their latest single 'Gotta Get it Right' 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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New Release Round-Up 09-23-14

New Release Round-Up 09-23-14

Tweedy, the band, is a collaboration between Jeff Tweedy, best known as the founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, and his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. dBpm Records in conjunction with ANTI presents Sukierae (sue-key-ray), the debut release by the aptly-monikered duo Tweedy. 

Aphex Twin - SyroSyro, the sixth studio album by British electronic music artist Aphex Twin features 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 and you can check out the single minipops 67 [120.2] [Source Field Mix] as well as more details about the release here.





Cheek To Cheek features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances. From the title track to “But Beautiful” to “I Won’t Dance,” the record’s duets showcase the chemistry between the two artists, who span 60 years in age. 


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 and you can watch the insightful 'Making Of' video as well as grab yourself a Free Download of the title track all right here.





Popular Problems is Leonard Cohen's thrilling new studio album, where he takes us down into the avenues of our dreams and sets a new tone and speed of hope and despair, grief and joy. Cohen here is an astonished lover rocking to the human condition as "the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing." His legendary basso resonates as never before with a presence and urgency that arises from the very the depths of the heart. The clarity and strength of these nine hypnotic songs will have us singing them over and over. 


King Tuff - Black Moon Spell Black Moon Spell is the 2014 album from Los Angeles-based rock outfit, King Tuff, who are long-adored for their tight, anthemic songs and enigmatic leader, King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas). Black Moon Spell recalls rock heroes such as Thin Lizzy, T-Rex and Alice Cooper, along with the inimitable blend of punk and power-pop that defined King Tuff s previous two albums. The new album is available now and you can preview the album as well as watch the video to their title track here. We think you will have the exact same experience as the video's star!



Goat - Commune

Swedish psychedelic collective Goat release their fantastic new album Commune. Known for their intense, ritualistic live shows, Goat's hypnotic, 2012 debut, World Music, received widespread acclaim and placed in many of that year's top-ten lists.  The new album, which is sure to gather them the same acclaims, is available now and you can preview the album here as well as watch the intriguing trailer.





Gossling - Harvest Of GoldAustralia'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 and you can preview the tracks as well as check out the Lyric Video for the title track here.




Plus there are other great, new releases including The Drums, whose music often explores the themes of loss, nostalgia, redemption, vulnerability, and love with critic's raves embracing both the lyrics and their sonic signature. This time around, with their new album Encyclopedia, they've embraced a darker sound while making it as grand and majestic as they please. For The Strokes frontman's latest album TyrannyJulian Casablancas + The Voidz have come together through music connections and friends in NYC and LA via their love of beat driven, aggressive and avant grade music with the power of modern harmonies to make it catchy and powerful. A punk band that can play any style of music, they take pride in their versatility.  Regarded as one of the preeminent Rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class in a 20-year music career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s Soul, Rock and Funk. His new album Strut shows Kravitz' talents are unparalleled. More than 15 years after its original release, the Smashing PumpkinsAdore, will be reissued as a Super Deluxe 6CD/1DVD set that features 107 tracks including rarities, demos and outtakes along with a complete 1998 live show video from Atlanta's Fox Theater. The album is also available as a Single Remastered CD and Vinyl . The incredibly talented Sondre Lerche releases his latest album Please.  The title track of singer/songwriter/pianist Marcia Ball's new album, The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man, is an irresistible tale of true love at the traveling carnival. It's a story that nobody but Ball could spin, filled with vivid details, universal truths, and a rambunctious sense of fun and desire. And In November 1968, George Harrison released 'Wonderwall Music'. A soundtrack to an art film called 'Wonderwall' this predominantly Indian music collection was the first solo album to be released by a Beatle and also the first album on the newly formed Apple Records. George would continue to release albums on Apple (and EMI) through to 1975's soul-influenced 'Extra Texture (Read All About It)' touching on experimentalism with 'Electronic Sound', the magnificent triple album 'All Things Must Pass', the chart-topping 'Living In The Material World' and the, perhaps, less well-known 'Dark Horse'. The Apple Years [Box Set] brings all these eclectic albums together in one set that mirrors 2004's 'Dark Horse Years' box set and will contain a perfect bound book with a DVD. Each of the remastered albums are also available individually and can be found here.


Plus, Gary Clark Jr.John MellencampJennifer HudsonYesDavid BowieBonnie Prince BillyAlt-JLee Ann WomackKenny ChesneyImelda MaySarah SilvermanErasureJerry Lee LewisLightsStryperGary MooreJohn ColtraneAngels & AirwavesEmpires, and Whirr.

CURRENT SINGLES

The New Basement Tapes - When I Get My Hands On You - Single

This week we are introduced to another track from the forthcoming Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes album (Due 11/11 Pre-Order Here) where T Bone Burnett recruited artists such as Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and Mumford And Sons' Marcus Mumford to record unfinished songs from Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes Sessions.  The latest track is called When I Get My Hands On You and features Marcus Mumford on Vocals. You can grab your copy of the single here and also check out the awesome animated lyric video which features the lyrics spray painted onto buildings as a slouching girl sets off on a walk around the city. 




English rock pioneers Kasabian ready to unleash their new album 48:13, which is out Oct 7th and is already a huge success in the UK, by releasing the single Eez-Eh. The single shows just one end of the spectrum of possibilities showcased by guitarist Sergio Pizzorno's songwriting and production. A relentless all-night anthem which has filled mosh-pits across Europe since the start of the summer. The video for Eez-eh was directed by the acclaimed artist and designer Aitor Throup, who has taken the role of Creative Director of the album. Continuing with the 40th anniversary edition reissues, David Bowie releases a picture disc version of his single Knock on Wood. Originally released in autumn 1974 and taken from David Live, these two 2005 mixes by Tony Visconti are making their vinyl debut. The original David Live single mix of "Knock On Wood" was a UK top 10, however the US went with "Rock 'n' Roll With Me," also from David Live, in response to Donovan's recent cover version there.  Along with their new album Encyclopedia, which is also out this week, The Drums are releasing their 7 Inch single Magic Mountain which features the exclusive b-side Rules Of Your Life.

LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With GoldLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for The Rural Alberta Advantage. Their new album Mended With Gold makes it clear that The RAA have reached the next level. Two key elements led to the band composing the most fully-realized work of their career: the band’s road warrior status and the chance to take full advantage of their time in the studio this time around. The trio spent months shaping the songs, sometimes first on keyboard, then guitar (and visa versa), and taking others on the road to workshop live. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the Lyric Video for their single Terrified here.



Prince - Art Official Age

Art Official Age is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton. Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.  The new album is available now for Pre-Order and you can find more information on the album right here.




Madi Diaz - Phantom

Called “the most danceable break up record ever” by LA Weekly, Phantom was recorded in Madi Diaz’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars.   The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album as well as take a look at her video for the amazing track Stay Together here.



Melissa Etheridge - This Is ME

Oscar and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge's latest studio album This is ME is set for release on September 30th. For the vibrant collection, Etheridge teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown) at the forefront. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the album features 11 new songs all written or co-written by Melissa Etheridge.   The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for her single Take My Number here.

Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

Lucinda Williams' new album is her most ambitious release to date. Twenty + songs were recorded off and on between September of 2013 through March of 2014. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone finds Lucinda tapping into her southern roots for this double album. The songs are amplified by a range of musical talents that include Greg Leisz, Tony Joe White, Pete Thomas, Gia Ciambotti, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album 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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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 and you can check out the Lyric Video for the title track Harvest of Gold 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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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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New Release Round-Up 09-02-14

New Release Round-Up 09-02-14

Johnny Winter - Step Back 09-02

Step Back is perhaps Johnny Winter's greatest album. It features and amazing list of musical guests and takes Johnny back to a more aggressive style of blues... one that helped shape the musical icon. Produced by Paul Nelson, Step Back showcases classic songs that were inspiring to Johnny Winter. This man, Johnny Winter, remains as vibrant as ever. Johnny Winter's Final CD will feature one limited edition guitar pick per CD. Each of 5 different colors were chosen by Johnny. A special white mother of pearl pick is limited to 5,000. It's just beautiful. The album is available now for and you can watch the moving Video to the lead single Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) Feat. Ben Harper, which features tributes from all those who loved and were inspired by Johnny Winter.

American pop rock group Maroon 5 release their aptly titled fifth album, V, which was recorded by the band at Conway Studios in L.A. Keyboardist Jesse Carmichael returned to the line-up here after a brief hiatus during the recording and release of 2012's Overexposed, and the album also features vocals from Gwen Stefani on the track "My Heart Is Open."

On A Tribute To Michael Been, Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to his late father's music with an unforgettable live performance leading his father, Michael Been's, legendary band The Call.

The R.E.M. MTV Unplugged: The Complete Sessions 4-LP vinyl set was a big hit as part of Record Store Day 2014. Rolling Stone's 4-star revue said that "No band but Nirvana made more breathtakingly transformative use of MTV Unplugged than R.E.M." Due to strong demand from both consumers and retail on that limited-edition release, they have broken out the two shows into two individual 2-LPs MTV Unplugged 1991 and MTV Unplugged 2001.

Coves - Soft Friday

Basements hung with fairy lights, 60s tape reels spinning antique spools, drums dusted with white powder. Gritty riffs and psych rock washes slither beneath airy, blissed-blank Nico vocals spinning spectral tales of shattered romance. A beautifully ruined pair – he a leather-clad glowering guitar phantom, she a glacial, broken bombshell – blow glitter at each other through the flashes from old cameras.  This is the world of Coves, a classic psych-garage aesthetic vacuum-sealed forever in one time, one space. The space is Castle Grayskull, the live-in studio that musical mastermind John Ridgard helped build in a disused office in Leamington Spa and where heir debut album was recorded. And the time covers the duration of singer and lyricist Beck Wood's last big relationship, laid out in her songs from first flutter to final choke.  Their Debut Album Soft Friday is available now and check out the fantastic video for their single Wake Up Here


Plus there are other great, new releases including Counting Crows who release their much anticipated seventh studio album Somewhere Under Wonderland on Capitol Records. Listen is the Kooks first album in three years. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and London, and produced by Inflo. Wicked Nature is the sixth album from the Australian Alt-Rock band The Vines. For the first time, the band has delivered a double album containing 22 songs. Following their highly successful tour together, Nick Carter and Jordan Knight team up once more as Nick & Knight for their new self titled album. Blonde Redhead return with the ninth studio album from the Alt-Rock band. Barragan is ambitious. Tracks like 'Dripping', 'The One I Love', and 'Defeatist Anthem (Harry And I)' have all the emotional punches of previous high water marks in the band's repertoire - the just feel slightly less calculated, more serendipitous. And The Complete Bang Sessions [Limited Edition Vinyl] is a very special, strictly limited velvet jacket edition of the complete 1967 recordings made by Van Morrison that launched his solo career into the stratosphere! Features all of the tracks from Van's solo debut including the monster hit Brown Eyed Girl all digitally remastered for this special 180 gram pressing on splatter red & black vinyl with full color insert!

Plus, James TaylorKim WatersGrateful DeadCode Orange KidsZeusStephen StillsMeridianAnthony D'AmatoMutual BenefitHammerfallThe HauntedHalf JapaneseGame TheoryHomeboy SandmanKilljoy ClubYobCalico The BandJeezyRitchie Kotzen, and Jimmy Eat World.

CURRENT SINGLES

Nothing to It

The New Basement Tapes continue to add anticipation for the new upcoming "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" project which brings together music history excitement and heavy hitters. The latest single is "Married To My Hack" which features Elvis Costello. On Nov. 11th - Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It's an historic album project from five of music's finest artists -- Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) -- in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. 




LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Ryan Adams - Ryan AdamsLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Ryan Adams' new album which 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 for Pre-Order 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 Roar

Robert 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 for Pre-Order and you can preview the album 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 10-21-14

Cold War Kids - Hold My Home Cold War Kids - Hold My Home
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Hold My Home is the fifth studio album from American indie rock band Cold War Kids, and comes just a year after 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The record was produced by guitarist Dan Gallucci alongside Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta and Juliette Lewis) at the band's own studio in San Jose, California. The lead single "All This Could Be Yours" is included.
Thurston Moore - The Best Day Thurston Moore - The Best Day
The fourth full-length solo release for the Sonic Youth guitarist/singer sees the return to guitar rock with backing from Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe, and James Sedward.
Bush - Man On The Run Bush - Man On The Run
Digital: $9.99
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Marking 20 years since their multi-platinum debut Sixteen Stone catapulted them to megastardom, this sixth studio album from the British alternative rockers is the follow-up to 2011's The Sea of Memories and the second to feature the new lineup which frontman Gavin Rossdale formed in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Mastodon) and Jay Baumgardner (Helmet, Lacuna Coil), the album sees the quartet continue with their patented heavy, dark, melancholic grunge rock sound.
Annie Lennox - Nostalgia Annie Lennox - Nostalgia
On Nostalgia, Annie Lennox pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century – including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – and interprets compositions that have moved her, stripping them down to their emotional and musical core and making them her own. "To have been given the opportunity to record these classic, timeless songs on such a significant label as Blue Note, representing 75 years of legendary jazz history, is truly a privilege for me," said Annie Lennox.
Primus - Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble Primus - Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble
Digital: $9.99
The definitive Primus line-up Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and set to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, Primus & the Chocolate Factory, due out on ATO Records on October 21, 2014. 'The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film,' says Les Claypool. 'The notion wasn't so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books.'
T.I. - Paperwork T.I. - Paperwork
Digital: $10.99
Bear's Den - Islands Bear's Den - Islands
Digital: $9.99
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Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar), Joey Haynes (vocals, banjo) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums) make up Bear's Den. The London-based trio played music in various incarnations before officially forming the band in 2012. They developed a cult following in their short existence as a result of their writing, harmonies, D.I.Y. approach and extensive worldwide touring. They will embark on a national tour beginning October 2014 -- their debut full length Islands is available for pre-order on both vinyl and CD now
Jessie Ware - Tough Love Jessie Ware - Tough Love
Digital: $9.99
Tough Love is the second album from English singer Jessie Ware. The London-based artist began work on the album at the start of 2014, with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Kid Harpoon, Julio Bashmore, and production duo Benzel all credited on the record. Her title track single was debuted as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record on the Earth, and went on to reach the U.K. Top 40.
Diana Krall - Wallflower Diana Krall - Wallflower
Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Krall in her early years. Produced by 16 time Grammy® Award winning producer David Foster, the album finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time.
Sleater-Kinney - Start Together [Limited Edition 7-LP Box Set] Sleater-Kinney - Start Together [Limited Edition 7-LP Box Set]
Digital: $9.99
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Sleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Start Together is a deluxe box set compiling all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on colored vinyl. Each album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release.
Charli XCX - Sucker Charli XCX - Sucker
Kiesza - Sound Of A Woman Kiesza - Sound Of A Woman
Digital: $7.99
Kiesza announces her debut album, Sound of a Woman (Island Records/4th and B'way/Lokal Legend), which hits stores October 21. Her hit single Hideaway rocketed to the #1 spot in the UK charts earlier this year and remains the fastest-selling debut of year. Hideaway went platinum in the UK and Canada and the song was paired with a delicious throw back video that has captured over 110 million viewers to date. Kiesza also announces upcoming U.S. dates. Her shows have become quite the marvel: The Evening Standard said of a recent performance, "Kiesza vogued like Madonna..."
Nude Beach - 77 Nude Beach - 77
Digital: $9.99
Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused
When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album Monoliths & Dimensions, they didn t know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott returned with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body of work he was writing with them in mind. Recorded in London in early 2014 and produced by Scott Walker and long-time ally Peter Walsh with the assistance of musical director Mark Warman, Soused is a 5-track, 50-minute record that cements the status of both acts' wide-reaching and otherworldly renown.
Hard Working Americans - Blackland Farmer  - Single Hard Working Americans - Blackland Farmer - Single
Little Big Town - Pain Killer Little Big Town - Pain Killer
Digital: $11.49
Capitol Records Nashville, GRAMMY Award-winning group Little Big Town will release their sixth studio album, Pain Killer, on October 21st. The album, produced by Jay Joyce, features current single Day Drinking, the bands highest chart debut to date, and was written by LBT s Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet and songwriters Troy Verges and Barry Dean. The foursome co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks on the album.
Susan Boyle - Hope Susan Boyle - Hope
Digital: $10.99
Singing sensation Susan Boyle catapulted to international stardom in 2009, smashed music records around the world, sold over 22 million albums. Susan's new album, Hope, is an incredible collection of inspiration songs, and her sixth studio album in five years.
Slipknot - 5: The Gray Chapter Slipknot - 5: The Gray Chapter
Digital: $11.99
The masked Iowan nu-metal nonet return with their fifth studio album, their first in six years and the follow-up to 2008's All Hope Is Gone. It is the first to feature their new (and as yet anonymous) rhythm section, following the departure of drummer Joey Jordison and the untimely death of bassist Paul Gray. Marking a return to a more raw, brutal, dissonant sound reminiscent of their earlier work, the album includes the singles "The Negative One" and "The Devil in I."
Boyz II Men - Collide Boyz II Men - Collide
Digital: $10.99
Jerry Garcia - Garcialive 5: December 31st 1975 Keystone Berkeley Jerry Garcia - Garcialive 5: December 31st 1975 Keystone Berkeley
Hollies - 50 at Fifty [Box Set] Hollies - 50 at Fifty [Box Set]
Digital: $20.99
3CD set. Career-spanning, 50-track compilation to celebrate their 50th Anniversary! Hits, live recordings and fresh 2014 song "Skylarks". ("50 AT 50") ("FIFTY AT 50") ("FIFTY AT FIFTY")
Mike Oldfield - The Studio Albums: 1992-2003 [Box Set] Mike Oldfield - The Studio Albums: 1992-2003 [Box Set]
Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Are Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Are
I Forget Where We Were is released on October 21st 2014 through Republic Records. It was produced by drummer Chris Bond at Deep Litter Studios in Devon. I Forget Where We Were follows the release of Ben's hugely successful debut album, Every Kingdom. Every Kingdom, released in October 2011 sold in excess of 1 million copies globally, received a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and was the catalyst for Ben picking up two Brit Awards in 2012 for British Breakthrough and British Solo Male Artist.
Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead: Live From Wacken [w/DVD] Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead: Live From Wacken [w/DVD]
Mark Lanegan - Phantom Radio Mark Lanegan - Phantom Radio
Digital: $9.99
Produced and co-written by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age) British guitarist Duke Garwood assisted with 'I Am The Wolf,' violinist Sietse van Gorkom co-wrote 'The Killing Season,' and Lanegan's girlfriend Shelley Brien added vocals to the set's 'Floor of the Ocean.'
Transit - Joyride Transit - Joyride
Digital: $9.99
Young Statues - Flatlands Are Your Friend Young Statues - Flatlands Are Your Friend
Digital: $9.99
Weyes Blood - The Innocents Weyes Blood - The Innocents
Digital: $9.99
Robert Lester Folsom  - Music And Dreams Robert Lester Folsom - Music And Dreams
Digital: $9.99
The 2 Bears - The Night Is Young The 2 Bears - The Night Is Young
Digital: $7.99
Two years ago The 2 Bears dropped a debut album that re-invigorated a genre and gathered music fans in the open embrace of house music. On October 13th the return with the second instalment The Night Is Young, the eagerly awaited follow up released on Southern Fried. Where debut smash Be Strong was rooted in their love for London, The Night Is Young takes on a more global vision. With a love for their home city still at its heart, the album pulls influences and experiences from across the world of dance music, drawing deeply from their trip to Africa last summer.
The Pop Group - We Are Time The Pop Group - We Are Time
Digital: $7.99
Digitally remastered edition of this 1980 album from the Post-Punk pioneers. WE ARE TIME, named after one of their most infamous onslaughts and originally released on vinyl, has been remastered from original tapes. Of the early studio and live recordings that comprise WE ARE TIME, frontman Mark Stewart says "The Pop Group was mutating so fast right from the start that it was crucial to document those first experiments with this compilation. WE ARE TIME is really 'the' teenage Pop Group album. It's full of defiance and the material demonstrates the band's staunch independence and our really early DIY ethic before the studio became another instrument."
Billy Idol - Kings & Queens of the Underground Billy Idol - Kings & Queens of the Underground
Digital: $9.99
2014 album from the veteran rocker. KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs - 'Save Me Now' and the anthemic lead single, 'Can't Break Me Down.' From punk pioneer to global superstar, William Michael Albert Broad - AKA Billy Idol - has left an indelible mark in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades. His style, music, and attitude have transcended time and trends. Billy is the original punk rocker who found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime.
Various Artists - Master Mix: Red Hot & Arthur Russell Various Artists - Master Mix: Red Hot & Arthur Russell
Budos Band - Burnt Offering Budos Band - Burnt Offering
Digital: $9.99
Young Buffalo - Brain One [Vinyl] Young Buffalo - Brain One [Vinyl]
Various Artists - Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary Various Artists - Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary
Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary is an essential label compilation, compiled by A&R and label co-owner Robert Luis. This great collection of music will be out on double CD, and illuminates a hothouse of musical talent, bringing a wealth of newer signings in amongst the more established artists on the label.
Gavin Degraw - Finest Hour: The Best Of Gavin DeGraw Gavin Degraw - Finest Hour: The Best Of Gavin DeGraw
Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics
Digital: $9.99
Aretha Franklin, the incomparable "Queen of Soul," will release her highly anticipated brand new studio LP ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS on October 21st, featuring the . album s lead single, Adele's "Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)."
Baxter Dury - It's a Pleasure Baxter Dury - It's a Pleasure
Digital: $9.99
Iron Maiden - The Complete Albums Collection 1980 - 1988 [Vinyl Box Set] Iron Maiden - The Complete Albums Collection 1980 - 1988 [Vinyl Box Set]
- Limited Edition - Special Collector's Box contains the first 3 Iron Maiden LPs on 180Gram Black Vinyl (Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast) and is sized to complete your collection of all EIGHT 1980s Iron Maiden LPs - The 5 LPs NOT INCLUDED in the box are releasing this fall and available for purchase separately
Army Of The Pharoahs - Heavy Lies The Crown Army Of The Pharoahs - Heavy Lies The Crown
Army of The Pharaohs returns just six months after the release of ''In Death Reborn'' with its second of two albums planned for 2014. ''Heavy Lies The Crown'' is the result of one of the most productive creative periods of the AOTP crew's 16-year history. ''When we started working on ''In Death Reborn,'' the songs kept coming and by the time we looked up, we realized we had enough material for two albums,'' says AOTP front man, Vinnie Paz. ''The hardest part for us over the years has been getting everyone back together again after finishing one record to make the next record, so we just decided to keep things rolling and make two records at one time.'' The Army of The Pharaohs crew was founded in 1998 by Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz as homage to the incredible rap crews of the 80's and early 90's. The Army of The Pharaohs has, from its outset, been an ever-evolving collective of celebrated emcees from the indie hip-hop scene.
Neil Diamond - Melody Road Neil Diamond - Melody Road
Digital: $11.49
Neil Diamond, one of the world's premiere recording artists, internationally renowned and record-breaking concert performer and revered songwriter, is set to release his brand new studio album. The album marks his first original studio release in six years and first since signing with Capitol Records. Acclaimed producers Don Was and Jacknife Lee co-produced the album. In addition, there will be a special 36-page lyric book with guitar chords included in the packaging of each album.
Andrea Bocelli - Opera, The Ultimate Collection Andrea Bocelli - Opera, The Ultimate Collection
The main objective of this type of album is to draw people closer to the opera, in particular, to the whole opera. So, I chose the tracks that are the most engaging the first time you listen to them. I hope I have made the right choice and it encourages people to discover more. --Andrea Bocelli
Amaranthe - Massive Addictive Amaranthe - Massive Addictive
Digital: $9.99
Gothenburg's finest, AMARANTHE, have completed their third strike. As per the band's custom, 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with the sound sorcerer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica etc.) at the helm.
Dennis DeYoung - Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx Live In Los Angeles [w/DVD] Dennis DeYoung - Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx Live In Los Angeles [w/DVD]
On March 18th, 2014, Dennis DeYoung, the legendary front man of Styx and author of five key songs that define that band s career, returned to Los Angeles for the first time during his solo career to play a sold out show at the El Rey Theater. Recorded live for AXS-TV and captured in pristine HD quality, the performance has been slated for release via Frontiers Records.
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Movie Releases 10-21-14

Snowpiercer [Movie] - Snowpiercer Snowpiercer [Movie] - Snowpiercer
The film is set in the future (AD 2031) where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. Its inhabitants are divided by class; the lower-class passengers in one of the last cars stage an uprising, moving car by car up to the front of the train, where the oppressive rich and powerful ride.
Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead: Live From Wacken [Blu-ray] Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead: Live From Wacken [Blu-ray]
Dennis DeYoung - Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx Live In Los Angeles [Blu-Ray] Dennis DeYoung - Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx Live In Los Angeles [Blu-Ray]
On March 18th, 2014, Dennis DeYoung, the legendary front man of Styx and author of five key songs that define that band s career, returned to Los Angeles for the first time during his solo career to play a sold out show at the El Rey Theater. Recorded live for AXS-TV and captured in pristine HD quality, the performance has been slated for release via Frontiers Records.
Deep Purple - Live In Verona Deep Purple - Live In Verona
Filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheatre originally built in 30 AD, this concert from the summer of 2011 sees Deep Purple joined on stage by a full symphony orchestra for performances of all their classic tracks. Deep Purple remains one of the finest hard rock bands on the planet and are undoubtedly at their best when performing live. Here, the orchestral arrangements give an added depth and range to the familiar songs and the band responds to both playing with the orchestra and performing in such a historical location to deliver a brilliant show in front of a huge and enthusiastic crowd.
Johnny Thunders - Looking For Johnny: Legend Of Johnny Thunders Johnny Thunders - Looking For Johnny: Legend Of Johnny Thunders
Johnny Thunders was the legendary hard-living rock'n'roll guitarist who inspired glam-metal, punk and the music scene in general. 'Looking For Johnny' is a 90-minute film that documents Thunders' career from his beginnings to his tragic death in 1991.
TLC - Crazysexycool: The TLC Story TLC - Crazysexycool: The TLC Story
Earth To Echo [Movie] - Earth To Echo Earth To Echo [Movie] - Earth To Echo
A group of young friends come to the aid of a mysterious visitor from a distant planet in this kid-friendly sci-fi adventure in the tradition of E.T. and The Goonies. Shortly after a massive construction project begins driving out the residents of their serene Nevada neighborhood, best friends Tuck Astro, Munch Reese Hartwig, and Alex Teo Halm notice that their mobile phones are being flooded with a series of enigmatic, encoded messages. Determined to discover the source of the code as their families, too, pack up and prepare to go their separate ways, the trio venture out into the desert and find a diminutive alien they nickname "Echo," who needs their help to get back to his ship.
The Purge [Movie] - The Purge: Anarchy The Purge [Movie] - The Purge: Anarchy
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to summer 2013’s sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box-office, sees the return of writer/director James DeMonaco to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country’s yearly 12 hours of anarchy. Returning alongside DeMonaco to produce The Purge: Anarchy are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).
Sex Tape [Movie] - Sex Tape Sex Tape [Movie] - Sex Tape
Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in THE JOY OF SEX in one three-hour marathon session. It seems like a great idea until they discover that their most private video has gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure – tracking down leads, roping in friends and duping Annie’s boss – all to reclaim their video, their reputation, their sanity and, most importantly, their marriage.
Mad Men [TV Series] - Mad Men: The Final Season Part 1 Mad Men [TV Series] - Mad Men: The Final Season Part 1
La Dolce Vita [Movie] - La Dolce Vita [Criterion Collection] La Dolce Vita [Movie] - La Dolce Vita [Criterion Collection]
In one of the most widely seen and acclaimed European movies of the 1960s, Federico Fellini featured Marcello Mastrioanni as gossip columnist Marcello Rubini. Having left his dreary provincial existence behind, Marcello wanders through an ultra-modern, ultra-sophisticated, ultra-decadent Rome. He yearns to write seriously, but his inconsequential newspaper pieces bring in more money, and he's too lazy to argue with this setup. He attaches himself to a bored socialite Anouk Aimée, whose search for thrills brings them in contact with a bisexual prostitute.
Wrong Turn [Movie] - Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort Wrong Turn [Movie] - Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort
Los Angeles Plays Itself [Movie] - Los Angeles Plays Itself Los Angeles Plays Itself [Movie] - Los Angeles Plays Itself
CalArts professor Thom Andersen directs the digital video essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, titled after a gay porn classic by Fred Halsted (L.A. Plays Itself). Using clips from well-known mainstream movies to lesser-known obscurities, Andersen explores the myths and realities of the city as produced by Hollywood and as viewed by contemporary philosophy. He divides the film into three segments: "The City as Background," "The City as Character," and "The City as Subject." In addition to the pre-manufactured images, he also provides footage of the actual landscape, showcasing structures like Union Station and LAX. His commentary touches on various political and social views of the city, often voiced through criticism or praise of other filmmakers and their work. Encke King delivers the narration. Los Angeles Plays Itself was shown at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival.
The Pee-Wee Herman Show - Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series The Pee-Wee Herman Show - Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series
All 45 wacky episodes, plus Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously REMASTERED from the original film elements: and now you can see this groundbreaking series for the very first time in beautiful HIGH-DEFINITION!
Downton Abbey [TV Series] - Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4 Downton Abbey [TV Series] - Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4
One set featuring all the romance, heartbreak, and scandal from this beloved series. Created by Academy Award®-winner Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey has been deemed “Compulsively watchable from the get-go” by Variety and “Impossible to resist” by the Wall Street Journal. Led by Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, and Maggie Smith, the acclaimed ensemble cast brings to life all the drama and intrigue of the inhabitants of Downton Abbey, the lavish English country manor, home to the Earl of Grantham. This set includes every episode of the first four seasons of this Golden Globe® and multi-Emmy® Award-winning series, following the Crawley family and their servants from pre-war England through the storms of World War I, and into the social upheaval of England in the 1920s as the lives of its inhabitants are shaped by romance, heartbreak, scandals, rumors, blackmail, and betrayal.