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New Release Round-Up 01-13-17

New Releases - 13 January 2017



THE FLAMING LIPS - Oczy Mlody - Warner Bros
Produced by the band and their long-time producer Dave Fridmann, the highly anticipated album is the follow-up to The Flaming Lips' globally acclaimed 2013 album, The Terror.
On Oczy Mlody, The Lips return to form with an album no less experimental in nature, but perhaps more melodically song-oriented, recalling the best parts of their most critically applauded albums The Soft Bulletin and the gold-certified Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. The album is released in several configurations: a 12-song CD, a 12-song double-LP vinyl edition - pressed on colored vinyl and an 11-song single-LP vinyl edition (both of which include a digital download card of all 12 songs on Oczy Mlody), There is also a 7" red vinyl single of the band's cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" b/w "Jest (There Is...)".

RUN THE JEWELS - Run The Jewels 3 [Indie Exclusive Low Price] - Run The Jewels Inc.
The third LP (not including cat-related material) from the duo of El-P and Killer Mike includes contributions from Danny Brown, Zack de la Rocha, Tunde Adebimpe (TV on the Radio), Boots, and Kamasi Washington. 

THE XX - I See You - Young Turks
I See You is marked by a tonal shift to something close to pure, crisp pop structure, adorned by unusual crescendos that echo a dextrous DJ inching their dancer toward climax without ever quite lifting the house lights. Its lyric sheet moves from the danger and hopelessness of love to its deliciousness and rapture; a move into a more outward looking proposition. I See You is recognizably still The XX but is now powered by the voluble ambition of its three perfect counterweights to one another starting to not just realize but harness their full potential. You might even want to think of the decisive move from Joy Division to New Order here, too. 

BONOBO - Migration - Ninja Tune
Simon Green aka Bonobo returns with his sixth album, the masterful, magisterial Migration - a record which cements his place in the very highest echelons of electronic music and beyond. By turns lush, manic, beautiful, melancholy, joyful, and packed with both emotion and technical skill, this is perhaps his most ambitious attempt yet to capture the very textures of human existence in his work, as Green says of the broad dynamics on the album, "Life has highs, lows, loud and quiet moments, beautiful ones and ugly ones. Music is a reflection of life."  In particular, there is a theme here of migration, eruditely put by Green as "The study of people and spaces," he expands, "It's interesting how one person will take an influence from one part of the world and move with that influence and effect another part of the world. Over time, the identities of new places evolve." It is a theme with a personal as well as a sociological aspect to it.

TOM CHAPLIN - The Wave - Arts & Crafts
The debut solo album from the former Keane frontman. Tom Chaplin has called the process of recording a solo album a "daunting prospect for someone who knows nothing else". Following the band's split, Chaplin began using drugs due to anxiety over the album and "thought [he] was going to die" in early 2015: "When I finally liberated myself from years of spiraling addiction, a place of inspiration and creativity became available to me. I set about writing an album that documents my transition from the darkest recesses of human experience to a place of resolution, fulfillment and happiness. At long last I am comfortable in my own skin and have achieved that elusive dream of writing a set of songs I can truly call my own."




ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Flo Morrissey / Matthew E. White - Gentlewoman, Ruby Man
Moderat - Live
Dryjacket - For Posterity
Madness - Can't Touch Us Now
The Band of Heathens - Duende
The Infamous Stringdusters - Laws Of Gravity
Sepultura - Machine Messiah
Colony House - Only The Lonely
The Molochs - America's Velvet Glory
In Her Own Words - Unfamiliar
The Killers - Hot Fuss [LP] 
Rick Wakeman - Piano Portraits
Code Orange - Forever



& More .....

The Flaming Lips - Space Oddity / Jest (There Is?) [Red Vinyl]
David Bowie - No Plan EP
Prince - Cream [12in Vinyl Single]
Prince - U Got The Look [12in Vinyl Single]
Prince - Kiss [12in Vinyl Single]
Mare - EP [Vinyl]

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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BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 26 MAY 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 26 MAY 2015

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. 

STREET DATE MAY 26

Hank Mobley Quartet - Hank Mobley Quartet [Blue Note Dealer Exclusive]

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

 
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Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day 2015

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.

 
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Music Releases 01-13-17

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