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New Release Round-Up 05-19-15

Faith No More - Sol Invictus 

Faith No More - Sol InvictusFAITH NO MORE - Sol Invictus - Ipecac Recordings Faith No More - Sol Invictus
The music of Faith No More has lived through five presidents, endless wars, economic booms and busts, global meltdown and revolutionary rebirths. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, the hardedged group’s hybridized sound has scored the soundtrack to a time of change, and now in the 21st century, the legendary band has evolved once more to return with a powerful new album, Sol Invictus, and a new focus.
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BRANDON FLOWERS - The Desired Effect - Island
Almost five years since the release of his critically acclaimed solo debut, Flamingo, Brandon Flowers' solo return follows a time of continued huge success with his band The Killers, who released the global chart-topping album Battle Born in 2012, as well as the greatest hits collection Direct Hits in 2013, selling out the likes of Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Garden while continuing to headline major festivals around the world. 

Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew

Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton CrewMADISEN WARD AND THE MAMA BEAR - Skeleton Crew - Glassnote Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew
Already receiving widespread notice, the acclaimed duo recently made their network television debut on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' performing the records first single, 'Silent Movies.' Additionally, in advance of SXSW, NPR Music featured the band in their 'Austin 100' playlist, asserting, 'Timeless, mother-son roots-folk, on the brink of ubiquity.' Produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys), the 12-song album was recorded in Nashville during the winter of 2014-15.
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PAUL WELLER - Saturns Pattern - Parlophone
The new album was recorded in Weller's own Black Barn Studio and produced by Jan "Stan" Kybert (Oasis, Bjork, Massive Attack, etc.).Weller and Kybert have worked together extensively in the past on albums such as Sonik Kicks(2012),As Is Now(2005),Studio 150(2004) and Illumination (2002). Saturns Pattern is available in a variety of formats: Standard CD, Deluxe CD/DVD set, vinyl album, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set with CD/DVD/vinyl album.The digital formats are available in standard and deluxe editions with the deluxe edition featuring previously unreleased bonus tracks.

HOT CHIP - Why Make Sense? - Domino
With Why Make Sense?, Hot Chip restate their intentions as a band and redefine the very things that made them relevant in the first place. It shuns modernist dancefloor tropes in order to flick through the dusty corners of the band’s teenage record collections. Alternately jarring and chaotic, pared back, thundering, then pulsating and gloriously mellifluous, the album confidently displays its influences.

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TesseracT - Odyssey / Scala

Tesseract - Odyssey / Scala TESSERACT - Odyssey / Scala - Century MediaTesseracT - Odyssey / Scala
TesseracT officially burst on the scene in 2011 with their debut album, One. Touring with the likes of Devin Townsend, Protest the Hero and Between the Buried and Me helped make them one of the most successful breakthrough acts in the progressive metal genre. 2013’s Altered State was nominated for the Progressive Music Award’s ‘Album of the Year.’
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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

The Helio Sequence - The Helio Sequence
Murs - Have A Nice Life

Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface
Jamie Foxx - Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Bright Days
Idlehands - Dena Mora
Bhi Bhiman - Rhythm & Reason
Whitesnake - The Purple Album
Christian Lopez Band - Onward
Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds - The Weather Below
Darrell Scott - Ten
Nelson - Peace Out
The Milk Carton Kids - Monterey
Kopecky - Drug For The Modern Age


& More .....

The Relationship - Oh Allen
Allen Stone - Freedom
Dawes - Right On Time
Barenaked Ladies - Duct Tape Heart


UPCOMING RELEASES

Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost TownEILEN JEWELL - Sundown Over Ghost Town - Signature Sounds
Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell's music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at its core.

As hard as it is to categorize Jewell's music terms like alt-country, roots-rock, country-noir, and Americana get used a lot it's even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter's powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she's singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well.

Sundown Over Ghost Town's twelve original songs reflect on recent changes in Jewell's life including the birth of her first child and returning to her hometown of Boise, Idaho. The music has a western feel evoking wide open spaces with the generous use of pedal steel and organ.
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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 
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Music Releases 05-18-15

Faith No More - Sol Invictus Faith No More - Sol Invictus
New CD: $14.98   $12.99
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The music of Faith No More has lived through five presidents, endless wars, economic booms and busts, global meltdown and revolutionary rebirths. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, the hardedged group’s hybridized sound has scored the soundtrack to a time of change, and now in the 21st century, the legendary band has evolved once more to return with a powerful new album, Sol Invictus, and a new focus.
Valkyrie - Shadows Valkyrie - Shadows
New CD: $13.98   $11.99
Propelled by the stunning guitar heroics of brothers Pete and Jake Adams, Virginia’s Valkyrie return after a five year hiatus to deliver ‘Shadows’, one of the year’s best guitar-driven heavy rock records. Jam packed with harmonized leads, rich solos and melodic, blues based riffs, Valkyrie sound like the perfect blend of Thin Lizzy and Saint Vitus. Where Pete Adams’ other band Baroness focuses more on the proggy and poppy side of metal, Valkyrie is all about southern fried and whiskey soaked hard rockin’ guitar jams. Produced by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Leviathan, YOB), ‘Shadows’ is the perfect summer heavy rock record!!
Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect
New CD: $13.95
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Brandon Flowers has confirmed he will release his new album, The Desired Effect, on May 19th, 2015 on Island Records. Almost five years since the release of his critically acclaimed solo debut, Flamingo, Flowers' solo return follows a time of continued huge success with his band The Killers, who released the global chart-topping album Battle Born in 2012, as well as the greatest hits collection Direct Hits in 2013, selling out the likes of Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Garden while continuing to headline major festivals around the world. The release of The Desired Effect will be preceded by a smattering of club shows and select festival dates further into the spring.
Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew
New CD: $11.98
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Already receiving widespread notice, the acclaimed duo recently made their network television debut on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' performing the records first single, 'Silent Movies.' Additionally, in advance of SXSW, NPR Music featured the band in their 'Austin 100' playlist, asserting, 'Timeless, mother-son roots-folk, on the brink of ubiquity.' Produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys), the 12-song album was recorded in Nashville during the winter of 2014-15.
Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern Paul Weller - Saturns Pattern
New CD: $13.98
Warner Bros. Records/ Parlophone are proud to announce the signing of one of the most important and influential artists of his generation or any other, Paul Weller. The new album was recorded in Weller's own Black Barn Studio and produced by Jan "Stan" Kybert (Oasis, Bjork, Massive Attack, etc.).Weller and Kybert have worked together extensively in the past on albums such as Sonik Kicks(2012),As Is Now(2005),Studio 150(2004) and Illumination (2002). Saturns Pattern will be available in a variety of formats: Standard CD, Deluxe CD/DVD set, vinyl album, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set with CD/DVD/vinyl album.The digital formats will be available in standard and deluxe editions with the deluxe edition featuring previously unreleased bonus tracks.
Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?
New CD: $13.98
With Why Make Sense?, Hot Chip restate their intentions as a band and redefine the very things that made them relevant in the first place. It shuns modernist dancefloor tropes in order to flick through the dusty corners of the band’s teenage record collections. Alternately jarring and chaotic, pared back, thundering, then pulsating and gloriously mellifluous, the album confidently displays its influences.
TesseracT - Odyssey / Scala [w/DVD] TesseracT - Odyssey / Scala [w/DVD]
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
Video
TesseracT officially burst on the scene in 2011 with their debut album, One. Touring with the likes of Devin Townsend, Protest the Hero and Between the Buried and Me helped make them one of the most successful breakthrough acts in the progressive metal genre. 2013’s Altered State was nominated for the Progressive Music Award’s ‘Album of the Year.’
The Helio Sequence - The Helio Sequence The Helio Sequence - The Helio Sequence
New CD: $13.98
The self-titled sixth album by The Helio Sequence began with a friendly competition. Several of the duo’s friends within the Portland, Oregon music scene had been playing “The 20-Song Game.” The rules were simple, playful and ambitious: Songwriters would arrive in their studios at prearranged times and spend all day recording 20 complete songs. When they were finished, they’d have a party, listen to the results and talk about the process of simply making music in the moment.
Murs - Have A Nice Life Murs - Have A Nice Life
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
Destined to be one of the most talked about albums of the year, with production by Mayday, Grammy-nominated producer Jesse Shatkin and tracks like "Okey Dog", "No More Control", "Mi Corazon" and "Black Girls Be Like", Have A Nice Life is a stellar addition for longtime fans of MURS and a mind-blowing introduction to new fans, from an artist that takes Strange Music to an entirely different level.
Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface
New CD: $13.98
Blurryface is the fourth studio album by American duo Twenty One Pilots. featuring the lead single, "Fairly Local". According to lead singer Tyler Joseph, the album is entitled Blurryface after the character of the same name (created by the band). According to Joseph, he "represents all the things that I as an individual, but also everyone around, is insecure about."
Jamie Foxx - Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses Jamie Foxx - Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses
New CD: $11.96
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Bright Days Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Bright Days
New CD: $13.98
Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad follows up Steady - their Billboard Reggae Chart topping release from late 2014 - with an Americana/jam/country album that is the true sequel to their 2012 album Country. Recorded concurrently with Steady, again work­ing with producer Craig Welsch (10 Ft. Ganja Plant), BRIGHT DAYS features this unique band further es­tablishing themselves as the only reggae band that can moonlight sounding like American Beauty-era Grateful Dead, The Band, and early Neil Young. The record features a harmonica guest spot from G. Love (a fan of the band) on Humboldt County Gold.
Whitesnake - The Purple Album Whitesnake - The Purple Album
New CD: $14.98
WHITESNAKE deliver a major surprise to their fans with 12th studio album, The Purple Album. Comprised of songs from the three Deep Purple studio albums that David Coverdale appeared on, Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste The Band, the album is a respectful tribute to Coverdale s former colleagues who started him on his musical journey over 40 years ago.
Christian Lopez Band - Onward Christian Lopez Band - Onward
New CD: $12.98
Hailing from rural West Virginia, Christian Lopez is a 19-year-old singer, songwriter and musician, blessed with the soul of an Appalachian mountain bluegrass musician fifty years his senior. On his full-length debut album, Onward, the young artist emulates the sound produced by the region’s resident pickers and strummers, impressively melding his influences into something modern and indefinably his own.
Darrell Scott - Ten Darrell Scott - Ten
New CD: $13.98
In the last 3 months of Ben’s life I started sending iPhone recordings of me singing a song of his – the first iphone recording, “I’ve Gotta Leave You Now,” closes this album – this recording is what Ben heard – he loved it.. (what I wanted was for Ben to hear his songs coming toward him rather than only from him – for a writer, it is an important perspective: to hear songs with 1 degree of separation – like you’re hearing someone else’s songs.)
The Milk Carton Kids - Monterey The Milk Carton Kids - Monterey
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
With their third album Monterey, The Milk Carton Kids have evolved their signature sound into its purest essence. Writing on the road, sitting around after shows in green rooms and hallways, these duo found themselves finishing and editing each other s songs, resulting in a batch of songs where, for the first time in the band s career, friends and family cannot tell who wrote what. And for all the attention the duo received for combining into one voice, on Monterey we finally hear the singers as distinct; the acclaimed harmonies move farther apart so that the quirks and kinks of two individual identities emerge, the harmonies all the while remaining lush and soaring, their beauty all the more apparent for the showing of their scars.
Holly Herndon - Platform Holly Herndon - Platform
New CD: $14.98
Holly Herndon has become a leading light in contemporary alternative and electronic music by fearlessly experimenting within the outer reaches of dance music and pop songwriting structures. A galvanizing statement, Platform cements Herndon’s reputation as a unique musician with a singular voice. Born in Tennessee, but reared on music abroad, Herndon broke out from her formative years in Berlin’s minimal techno scene to repatriate to San Francisco, where she currently lives and studies as a doctoral candidate at Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). Herndon’s debut album Movement, released in 2012, showcased Herndon’s fascination with trance and the disjunctive sampling techniques pioneered by avant-garde composition. Offering what Herndon describes as “a rupture, a paradisic gesture”, Platform is an optimistic breakthrough for Herndon, an appeal for progress, and a step toward new ways to love.
Kopecky - Drug For The Modern Age Kopecky - Drug For The Modern Age
New CD: $11.98
Kopecky are thrilled to announce their second album, Drug for the Modern Age, set to be released on May 19 via ATO Records. The new record takes the many shake-ups the band s endured over the past few years and turns them into inspiration for groove-driven, melody-heavy alt-pop that s intensely emotional and exhilarating
Weedeater - Goliathan Weedeater - Goliathan
New CD: $13.98
The infamous rock outlaws Weedeater return with ‘Goliathan,’ their long-awaited new album. ‘Goliathan’ is the crossroad where true Southern rock/metal meets raw humor and old religion, and embodies the bands trademark shuffle and swagger rightly. Syrupy slow riffs are buoyed by canyon deep bass and some of the hardest-hitting drumming since Keith Moon. Full-on bruiser “Cain Enabler,” “Claw of the Sloth,” and the aptly-named “Bully” demonstrate that ‘Goliathan’ is vintage Weedeater and the soon-to-be gold standard of Southern sludge metal.
Entrails - Obliteration Entrails - Obliteration
New CD: $13.98
Entrails were officially signed by Metal Blade Records in March of 2012. Entrails played numerous festival shows in the summer (like Party.San and Summer Breeze) and started recording their Metal Blade debut album in September. The recordings were finished by the end of the year and the material got sent to Dan Swano once again for mixing and mastering. “Raging Death” finally got released in May of 2013. After the release Pontus Samuelsson replaced Mathias Nilsson on guitars and the band became more focused than before. Jimmy moved his studio into the woodshed where it all began in the 90s. The new/old surrounding inspired Jimmy to write material like never before, several songs were written during the fall of 2013. One of the new songs ended up on a 7”, “Berzerk”, that was released in January of 2014 via Metal Blade. The B-side featured a cover song of Swedish Heavy Metal legends Heavy Load.
Du Blonde - Welcome Back To Milk Du Blonde - Welcome Back To Milk
New CD: $14.98
Du Blonde is the artistic reincarnation of the artist, Beth Jeans Houghton, and Welcome Back To Milk is the first album to be released as Du Blonde. Whilst her 2012 album Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose was a standalone piece of polymath pop, 25-year-old Houghton, has constantly evolved and reinvented herself – a musical and aesthetic chameleon always playing by her own rules. Much of the forthcoming album, including the first single, "Black Flag" was produced by Bad Seed and Grinderman member Jim Sclavunos, whose previous production credits include The Jim Jones Revue and The Horrors.
Mariah Carey - #1 To Infinity Mariah Carey - #1 To Infinity
New CD: $11.96
Mariah Carey #1 To Infinity is a career-spanning collection including all 18 of Mariah's Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles for the first time ever on CD. The album also includes a breathtaking new single, "Infinity" (co-written and produced by Mariah).
Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa Mbongwana Star - From Kinshasa
New CD: $16.98
Saun & Starr - Look Closer Saun & Starr - Look Closer
New CD: $15.98
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Music Releases 05-26-15

Allen Stone - Radius Allen Stone - Radius
New CD: $10.99
On his third full-length album, singer/songwriter Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention. Stone s debut for Capitol Records, Radius marks the follow-up to the Chewelah, Washington-bred 28-year-old s self-released and self-titled sophomore effort, a 2011 album that climbed to the top 10 on Billboard s Heatseekers chart and gained acclaim from renowned rock critic Ann Powers (whose NPR review hailed Allen Stone as meant for those of us who like our R&B slightly unkempt and exceedingly feelingful ). Made in collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek, Stone s latest batch of songs capture the warm energy of that creative connection and transport the listener to a higher and more exalted plane.
Lifehouse - Out Of The Wasteland Lifehouse - Out Of The Wasteland
New CD: $13.98
For Lifehouse, Out Of The Wasteland is a culmination of their life’s work, a new chapter that serves as the pay-off for having the patience to reconnect with the musical and personal chemistry that took them to the top. “We were at crossroads, and it definitely could have gone a different way,” says Jason Wade. “Going through changes and restarting a brand new season in your life and your career can be scary. But I think everybody is really happy that right now, our hearts are in the right place creatively.”
The Vaccines - English Graffiti The Vaccines - English Graffiti
New CD: $11.96
The Vaccines 'English Graffiti,' is their first release in three years. The album was recorded in upstate New York, and the 11-song collection is the UK foursome's most accomplished work to date. 'English Graffiti' was produced David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT) and Cole MGN (Ariel Pink, Beck).
Turbowolf - Two Hands Turbowolf - Two Hands
New CD: $13.98
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Welcome to 2015: the year of the wolf. Since their formation in 2008, the Bristolian riff-ragers have melted minds with their signature brand of patchouli-drenched punk rock fury. Their live rituals are the stuff of legend: a trapdoor into the cosmic beyond via the uncharted depths of your mind, sound-tracked by the red hot fuzz of crackling speakers and overloaded channels.
Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost Town Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost Town
New CD: $16.98
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Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell s music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at its core.
Robert Pollard - Faulty Superheroes Robert Pollard - Faulty Superheroes
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Robert Pollard from the swift completion of his latest brilliant record. Faulty Superheroes jets off Pollard s vinyl-grooved runway like the prototype for some new supersonic power pop fighter jet, and at this point in his career is anyone surprised that the twelve tracks on his latest effort are uniformly awesome? The answer is no. Exactly no one is surprised.
Anti-Flag - American Spring Anti-Flag - American Spring
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Pittsburgh-based punk stalwarts Anti-Flag have always had important, socially conscious messages to convey & musical statements they've been driven to make. That ethos remains intact with American Spring, their Spinefarm Records debut due out May 26. American Spring packaging includes essays, personal liner notes, & further information behind the driving forces of each song, detailing ways for us all to take action against injustice in the world. The American Spring is now!
Various Artists - Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton Various Artists - Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton
New CD: $13.98
Karen Dalton (1937-1993) recorded two studio albums during her lifetime, neither of which contain any songs she wrote. By the good graces of legendary guitarist Peter Walker, who oversees Karen's Estate, we are gifted with these lost lyrics, now given voice by other great women of song.
Admiral Fallow - Tiny Rewards Admiral Fallow - Tiny Rewards
New CD: $13.98
The return of Admiral Fallow is ushered in with the release of their third Album, Tiny Rewards. The album follows on from 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘Tree Bursts In Snow’, an album that saw the band shed the constraints of nu-folk and swell into a more organic design, blending traditional with electronic, orchestral and Indie. This album sees the band continue on the same expansive path. Featuring the singles 'Evangeline' and 'Holding The Strings'.
Yes - Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two Yes - Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
OVER 2 HOURS OF PRISTINE PERFORMANCES FROM THE LEGENDARY 70s YES LINEUP: Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman,Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White. Recorded Live In 1972, Restored From The Original Multitrack Tapes, Featuring : CLOSE TO THE EDGE, ROUNDABOUT, AND YOU AND I, ALL GOOD PEOPLE and more!
Alesso - Forever Alesso - Forever
New CD: $13.95
- Debut album from DJ & Dance Music producer from Stockholm, Sweden - Album includes collaborations with Calvin Harris, OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder and more
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
New CD: $14.98
The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together. Multi-Love adds dimensions to the band's already kaleidoscopic approach, with Nielson exploring a newfound appreciation for synthesizers. The new songs channel the spirit of psych innovators without ignoring the last 40 years of music, forming a flowing, cohesive whole that reflects restless creativity.
Buddy Rich - Birdland Buddy Rich - Birdland
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Rachel Grimes - The Clearing Rachel Grimes - The Clearing
New CD: $14.98
Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky – most renowned for her work in Rachel's, the groundbreaking chamber-rock ensemble that introduced an entire generation of underground rock fans to the unexpected similarities and appeal of neoclassical music. Grimes has toured the world as a solo pianist, and as a collaborator with chamber ensembles such as Portland Cello Project, astrďd, Cicada, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta trio, and Orchestra Kandinskij. Unhurried, at times fleeting, and stretching into the sky, The Clearing is a winding path of transient moments exploring personal memory, relationships, and mystery from a deeply internal place. The music is a wide spectrum of textures in strings, harp, piano, woodwinds, and percussion. Featuring an ensemble that includes Scott Morgan (LOSCIL), Scott Moore, Kyle Crabtree (Shipping News), Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Jacob Duncan (Liberation Prophecy), and Helen Money, The Clearing reveals a broad new chapter for Rachel Grimes.
Martin Newell - Teatime Assortment Martin Newell - Teatime Assortment
New CD: $15.98
Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer EP [Vinyl] Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer EP [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $15.98
Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last
New CD: $15.98
2015 album from the San Francisco-based garage rockers. Here we have nine muscular tunes primed to pummel. Last year's Drop was more schizophrenic, ranging from heavy to whimsical and back; Mutilator Defeated At Last has more in common with the monolithic hugeness of Floating Coffin. With only two brief reprieves from its onslaught, this record is made to be played loudly and demands bodily sacrifice. Despite the plutonium heavy feel, Thee Oh Sees continue to be omnivorous. Synths and acoustic guitars wind throughout the album like veins of gold through granite. Any and all that stands in its way will be devoured and assimilated. This is the sound of a band doing what they do best.
Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
Originally released in 2010 as a DVD/ Blu Ray, Anesthetize captures Porcupine Tree at the peak of their powers at the 013 Tilburg, Holland in October 2008. Directed by long time collaborator Lasse Hoile, the concert film and first official retail release of the accompanying audio include a complete performance of Fear Of A Blank Planet alongside fan favourites including Halo & Sever.
John Anderson - Goldmine John Anderson - Goldmine
New CD: $13.98
To put it simply, John Anderson is one of the greatest country music singers to ever step up to the microphone, possessing one of the most instantly recognizable vocal instruments in the history of the genre. On Anderson s latest album Goldmine, released on his own Bayou Boys label, Anderson has completed a long overdue record of original songs the award-winning songwriter wrote or co-wrote 12 of the album s 13 tracks that will bring joy to the hearts of some of the most devoted fans in country music. Goldmine is also a record that, given the current state of contemporary country, could, like latter day releases by Cash and Haggard before him, find a home amid lovers of authentic music of any genre. Though he would never compare himself to his heroes, the fact is, John Anderson is now the standard bearer for traditional country music, of the 100 Proof variety.
Snarky Puppy - Sylva [w/DVD] Snarky Puppy - Sylva [w/DVD]
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
When Snarky Puppy won a Grammy in January of 2014, the question I was asked most was, Was this on your bucket list of things to do before you die? And my answer to each of them was, actually, no. I have only one thing on my list. The only thing I want to do before I die is make an album with an orchestra. It had been a topic of discussion for three months at that time. During the October 2013 recording sessions for We Like It Here in Utrecht, our good friend Friederike Darius had invited two of the Metropole Orkest s managers to join us as guests. Within ten minutes of the performance s end, we had already crafted a plan to make a record together. Sometimes life is that easy. Not always, not most of time, but every once in a while, it is.
Big Smo - Rednecks Got It Right - Single Big Smo - Rednecks Got It Right - Single
New Digital: $1.29
Honeyhoney - Big Man - Single Honeyhoney - Big Man - Single
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Gary Peacock - Now This Gary Peacock - Now This
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
Marc Copland: piano; Gary Peacock: double bass; Joey Baron: drums In the realm of the piano trio the bar is set high, and creative bassist Gary Peacock has helped raise it in the groups of Bill Evans, Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett. Now This is an album with the bassists current trio, recorded last summer in Oslo. Powerful new versions of some Peacock classics such as Moor, Vignette, Requiem and Gaya are interspersed with recent compositions.
Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process Dizzy Wright - The Growing Process
New CD: $13.98
Vardan - Despicable Broken Hope Vardan - Despicable Broken Hope
New CD: $16.98
VARDAN, the busiest man in black metal, continues his dominance of the underground with 'Despicable Broken Hope'. Chronologically the 20th album in the one-man band's vast discography, VARDAN's latest 'Despicable Broken Hope' sees the selfsame main man take his melancholic black metal art down more melodic roads. Mind you, the 'melody' across 'Despicable Broken Hope' is of a most miserable hue, each wracked note ringing out in the night like the sound of dying soul. Set at a mostly mid-tempo gait, here VARDAN twists out the bittersweet beauty in each paean to pain, with those 'spaces between the notes' haunting the memory long after record's end. Face 'Despicable Broken Hope' and feel alive - and DEAD!
Boosie Badazz - Touch Down 2 Cause Hell Boosie Badazz - Touch Down 2 Cause Hell
New CD: $13.98
Trey Songz - About You - Single Trey Songz - About You - Single
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Various Artists - Children of the Revolution - A Tribute to T. Rex Various Artists - Children of the Revolution - A Tribute to T. Rex
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Marc [Bolan] is one of the eternally precocious, fated to live outside the world of adults forever. (Rolling Stone on Electric Warrior, 1972) Children of the Revolution is a celebration of the youthful excess of rock n roll and a tribute to beloved glam icons of the 70s: Marc Bolan and T.Rex. Bringing together 17 up-and-coming indie rock bands from Nashville, Atlanta, and New York -- including Ttotals, Jawws, The Mumzees, Tipper Whore & more -- COTR captures the spirit of Bolan, while creating a sound seemingly unstuck from time somewhere between 1972 and 2015. A portion of the proceeds from each album sold go to benefit YEAH (Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities) supporting music education through programs like the Tennessee Teens Rock Camp and raising up a new generation of Children of the Revolution.
Hillsong United - Empires Hillsong United - Empires
New CD: $13.95
Hillsong UNITED's next project EMPIRES follows 2013's ZION, the group's most successful and fastest selling album to date, selling over 400k units, and includes the Platinum selling single, Oceans. With over 1.7 million albums sold, and over 30 million people singing their songs every Sunday, UNITED has set a precedent in the church that will only grow with the impact of EMPIRES. The debut single from EMPIRES, Touch the Sky, premiered worldwide on Amazon and radio March 24.
The Oak Ridge Boys - Rock of Ages: Hymns & Gospel Favorites The Oak Ridge Boys - Rock of Ages: Hymns & Gospel Favorites
New CD: $13.98
This all-new recording features the unmistakable harmonies that have made The Oaks a household name among country and gospel music fans for decades. Duane, William Lee, Joe and Richard have recorded 15 treasured classics, produced by the award-winning Ben Isaacs (Gaither Vocal Band). They are joined by country music legend Merle Haggard as well as The Isaacs. Complete with the warm tones of the fiddle, banjo, mandolin and harmonica, The Oaks breathe new life into these inspiring songs of faith.
Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus - Bad Plus Joshua Redman Joshua Redman & The Bad Plus - Bad Plus Joshua Redman
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
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