THE MONKEES - Good Times! - Rhino
The highly anticipated new album Good Times! by The Monkees is the band's first new album in 20 years and tied to their 50th anniversary and extensive North American Tour. GOOD TIMES! finds all three surviving band members (Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork) taking turns on lead vocals, playing a wide range of instruments, and sharing new compositions. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal on the Neil Diamond-penned "Love To Love." To produce the new album, the band found the perfect musical co-conspirator in Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy). Schlesinger also wrote "Our Own World" and co-wrote the album's finale with Dolenz, aptly titled "I Was There (And I'm Told I Had A Good Time)." Much like The Monkees' early albums, GOOD TIMES! features tracks written specifically for the band by some of the music world's most gifted songwriters, including Rivers Cuomo of Weezer ("She Makes Me Laugh"), Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie ("Me & Magdalena"), Andy Partridge of XTC ("You Bring The Summer"), as well as a song co-written by Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller ("Birth Of An Accidental Hipster").
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN - The Ride - Capitol
The most exciting new band to burst through in the UK, Catfish And The Bottlemen are poised for a breakthrough stateside with their new D. Sardy produced album, The Ride. The band's debut album The Balcony is headed towards platinum in the UK and recently earned them a 2016 Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act.
LACUNA COIL - Delirium - Century Media
"Delirium" is released through Century Media. The CD was recorded at BRX Studio in Milan between December 2015 and February 2016. The effort was produced by Lacuna Coil bassist and main songwriter Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati, with engineering by Marco Barusso and additional assistance from Dario Valentini. Coti-Zelati also created the artwork for "Delirium", which is based on an atmospheric session captured by Italian photographer Alessandro Olgiati.
DIERKS BENTLEY - Black - Capitol Nashville
Multi-PLATINUM selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has never had to follow trends; he challenges them and creates his own. On the heels of a career album earning critical acclaim, commercial success and an armful of Grammy, CMA and ACM nominations, Bentley continues one of the most interesting journeys in country music with the newest mile-marker, his eighth studio album Black (Capitol Records Nashville).
THRICE - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere - Vagrant Records
Thrice has been a staple in the alternative/modern-rock world for over fifteen years. A band known for effortlessly and continuously releasing groundbreaking records, their discography has sold over a 1.5 million copies, and they’ve toured the world with acts like The Deftones, Coheed & Cambria, Rise Against, Circa Survive and Brand New. Thrice released their first proper full-length, Identity Crisis, in 2001 and quickly stormed to the forefront of the indie music scene as listeners rejoiced and formed what can only be described as a cult following. The band went on to release seven highly praised albums – fan favorites The Illusion Of Safety (2002), The Artist In The Ambulance (2003) and Vheissu (2005), the brilliant and eclectic four-part concept album The Alchemy Index: Fire and Water (2007) and Earth and Air (2008), the visceral and raw masterpiece, Beggars (2009), and a grunge-inspired follow-up album, Major/Minor (2011). After a three-year break from writing and touring, the Southern California quartet are back with To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, their first studio album in almost five years.
MILES DAVIS & ROBERT GLASPER - Everything's Beautiful - Sony Legacy
Everything's Beautiful brings Miles Davis' sound into the 21st century, blending a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across Miles' incredible tenure with Columbia Records (1955-1985) with original reinterpretations. Robert Glasper produced the collaboration. "I didn't want to do just a remix record," Glasper noted when discussing the 11-song set. "My idea was to show how Miles inspired people to make new art."
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.
BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES
As part of their Anniversary celebration, Blue Note will issue a series of vinyl reissues every month, one of which you’ll exclusively find first here at your Blue Note Authorized Dealer.
HANK MOBLEY QUARTET - Hank Mobley Quartet
Hank Mobley Quartet is the debut album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley. Released in 1955 on Blue Note Records, Hank Mobley Quartet (10”) will be reissued on 10” vinyl as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. Also features Art Blakey.
Also out on May 26:
Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Vol 1
Grant Green - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Bobby Hutcherson - Components
Elvin Jones - The Ultimate
Medeski, Martin & Wood - End Of The World Party (Just In Case)
Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land
The Big Day you have all been waiting for is happening this Saturday (April 18th) and we know you are all as excited as we are. As always, there are some great releases this year and if you have not already made your list and etched the artwork in your mind ready for the hunt, you can check out the full list of releases here on our site or of course you can check recordstoreday.com for more details. Note: We have no guarantee over which releases we will have available and how many, but feel free to contact us to see if we have ordered any particular release.
Of course Record Store Day is not just about the releases, it is a day to celebrate Independent Record Stores and we hope that you will be joining us for the whole day as we will have lots of great celebrations going on.
See you all soon and good luck.