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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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New Release Round-Up 08-25-14

New Release Round-Up 08-25-14

Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, who NPR calls "virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock". Additionally, the New Yorker describes the band's music as "magnificent and clever" while Stereogum proclaims, "In recent history, no group has featured so much formidable established talent, collaborating on a regular basis."

Basement Jaxx - JuntoGlobally revered as innovators and leading lights of their genre, Basement Jaxx blew the lid off the dance music scene of the late 90’s with their ground breaking albums Remedy, Rooty and KishKash. Having firmly established their place in the pantheon of dance music greats, the duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are back with Junto, a genre-hopping musical roller-coaster that showcases the band’s legendary inventiveness, irresistible songwriting and production smarts. Watch the video for the global club smash "Never Say Never (WATCH THE VIDEO)".


The Segall has landed. And it's fully loaded, with everything that Ty Segall (and you and me) are gonna need in the world to come. Heads up! It's coming down fast. Sticking his hand deeper into the machines all around him, with Manipulator, TY is reaching ever further to the outer limits of inner space orbited throughout TWINS and SLEEPER. 

Ariana Grande's sophomore album My Everything follows the success of her double platinum single, Problem feat. Iggy Azalea, which sold over 438k its first week, and her debut album Yours Truly, that came in at #1 on the Top 200 in September 2013.

One of the world's largest rock bands Avenged Sevenfold presents, Waking The Fallen: Resurrected, a new album experience unlike anything they have ever released. Avenged Sevenfold has personally curated this back from the dead look at their fan favorite, genre defining, breakthrough album Waking The Fallen. This rare new release includes 11 never before heard songs, 23 total tracks, new artwork, a never before seen music video for Unholy Confessions, and a 30 minute film featuring the present day band. This is a must own album for any A7X fan!

Royal Blood's self titled album is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. The sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers... yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two members.

Dry The River - Alarms in The HeartLondon, UK quartet Dry the River return with 'Alarms in the Heart', a bolder, more expansive, confident and cohesive set of songs and an undeniable step up in both diversity and volume from their critically acclaimed debut "Shallow Bed" (2012). Produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence and The Machine, Ed Sheeran), Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand) and Peter Miles (We Are The Ocean, Futures), these new songs are at turns anthemic, cerebral and irresistible. Peter Liddle's melifluous, choral voice blends effortlessly with chiming guitars and stirring rhythms, and additional emotional resonance is provided by arrangements and strings from Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Rós, Björk). WATCH VIDEO



Plus there are other great, new releases including Pale Communion from Opeth, which was produced by the band's very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, and is heralded by the lead single, Cusp of Eternity. After the end is the new album from Merchandise and their first for the 4AD label! Stadium new wave 'n' jangly psych-pop outta Florida, for fans of Echo & The Bunnymen and Interpol. Includes "Enemy" and "Little Killer". After many years of waiting, it is time once again for The Rentals to return.  Matt Sharp and co are back with their new album Lost In Alphaville which sees them back in Moogtastic form. The Man Upstairs is the 20th studio release from psychedelic folk musician Robyn Hitchcock. The effort sees Hitchcock team up with producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention) and produce an album of covers of his favorite songs, as well as some original tunes. And over all these years a lot of bands have come and gone, trends and styles came and disappeared, Motörhead came and ...stayed! Over 3 decades and still a crushing statement of defiant searing rock'n'roll energy. Motörhead's 21st studio album the enormous and prophetic Aftershock delivered a crushing statement that was right on the spot. With the release of the Aftershock: Tour Edition, one can sit back and watch Motörhead marching from the dust storm to deliver a bonus live CD which resolutely illustrates their return to form.

Plus, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Shovels & RopeIan AndersonThe GriswoldsFenech-SolerBrad PaisleySuperdragRandy BachmanElephant StoneThousand Foot KrutchBastard SaplingFloating ActionJ MascisThe KinksMndsgnKemAsiaFamous Last WordsChelsea Wolfe, and Bruce Hornsby.

CURRENT SINGLES

Robert Plant - Pocket Full Of Golden [Single]

As Robert Plant prepares to release his upcoming Nonesuch label debut 'Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar', he gives us a taste of what we can expect in the form of his latest single 'Pocketful Of Golden'. In a recent interview, Plant described Pocketful of Golden as "one of those amazing instances where we pieced together so many great ideas. All the combined gifts of the band, drifting through these varieties and styles, give us some amazing places to go." The full album will be available on both CD and LP 09/09.





LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Johnny Winter - Step Back 09-02Looking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for what is perhaps Johnny Winter's greatest album. Step Back 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 Pre-Order 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.



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 for Pre-Order and check out the fantastic video for their single Wake Up 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.

View more...