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New Release Round-Up 06-29-15

New Releases Mon 29 Jun 

NEIL YOUNG + PROMISE OF THE REAL - The Monsanto Years - Reprise
Neil Young + Promise Of The Real have joined forces and release a new studio album, entitled The Monsanto Years via Reprise Records. For this guitar-centric, full steam-ahead and highly-charged rock album, Young is joined by Promise of the Real, an LA-based rock band fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), along with Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals), Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass) and Tato Melgar (percussion).

REFUSED - Freedom - Epitaph
Refused came to an end in front of 50 kids at a basement show in a Virginia college town in 1998, just as their release of the same year, The Shape of Punk to Come, was taking its first steps toward becoming an acknowledged classic and a massive influence on a generation of bands. Refused Are Fucking Dead! became the slogan, as kids discovered Shape and its breakout track New Noise only to find their new heroes disbanded. Refused are f***ing alive! After a 2012 invitation to reform for the Coachella festival, Refused followed its first shows in 15 years with a triumphant tour, as every kid who had discovered them after death came out to see them reborn. Freedom is the first album in almost 20 years, on Epitaph/Burning Heart, the label that released The Shape of Punk to Come all those years ago. 

JOY WILLIAMS - Venus - Sony
Many know Joy Williams as one half of the four-time Grammy-winning folk-rock duo The Civil Wars. Until their 2012 hiatus (and eventual break up in August 2014) the singer-songstress with her long sea witch hair and Mona Lisa half-smile rarely revealed herself, except through the duo s bruising and stark lyrics of romantic conflations and doomed intimacies. On Venus she changes all that. No longer content to just conjure the antique grace of some mythic, bygone world, Williams was intent to actually pierce the veil of metaphor and an imagined history and tell a more honest, human story of one woman's journey out of darkness.

SENSES FAIL - Pull The Thorns From Your Heart - Pure Noise
Pull The Thorns From Your Heart is the intense & brutally honest 6th album from boundary-pushing New Jersey punk outfit Senses Fail.


Good Old War - Broken Into Better Shape

Good Old War - Broken Into Better ShapeGOOD OLD WAR - Broken Into Better Shape - Nettwerk RecordsGood Old War - Broken Into Better Shape
Good Old War release their fourth studio album and first on Nettwerk Records, Broken Into Better Shape. Produced by Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton), and featuring lead single “Tell Me What You Want From Me,” it follows critically acclaimed Come Back As Rain, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers, and led to national TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! & Conan. Good Old War has earned the loyalty of an ever-expanding fan base thanks to their captivating live shows touring alongside a diverse group of artists including Alison Krauss, Guster, Brandi Carlisle and Dr. Dog.
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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Vince Staples - Summertime '06
Failure - The Heart Is A Monster
X Ambassadors - VHS
JB & The Moonshine Band - Mixtape
August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places
Self Defense Family - Heaven Is Earth
Bitter End - Illusions Of Dominance
Miguel - Wildheart
Win Win - Primaries
Slightly Stoopid - Meanwhile... Back In The Lab
Tina Turner - Private Dancer: 30th Anniversary Edition
Pete Townsend - Truancy: The Very Best Of
Velvet Teen - All Is Illusory
Goblin Rebirth - Goblin Rebirth
Easton Corbin - About To Get Real
311 - Archive
Thy Art is Murder - Holy War
Aranda - Not The Same
G. Love & Special Sauce - Sweet 'N Blues (Extra Sugar)
Jaill - Brain Cream



& More .....

Anthony Raneri - Sorry State Of Mind EP
Violent Soho - Tinderbox / Neighbour Neighbour
Ashley Monroe - Bombshell
Mas Ysa - Arrows
Gatherers - Assembly
Deathrite - Toxic Hammer
Watkins Family Hour - Brokedown Palace





 

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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NPR's "The Making Of Jason Isbell's '24 Frames"

Jason's new CD/LP will be released on Friday July 17th at a special low prices.

Watch for a chance to win an autographed guitar!

   

 
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Music Releases 06-29-15

Neil Young & Promise Of The Real - The Monsanto Years [w/DVD] Neil Young & Promise Of The Real - The Monsanto Years [w/DVD]
New CD: $20.98   $17.99
Neil Young + Promise of the Real have joined forces and will release a new studio album, entitled The Monsanto Years, on June 29th via Reprise Records. For this guitar-centric, full steam-ahead and highly-charged rock album, Young is joined by Promise of the Real, an LA-based rock band fronted by Lukas Nelson (vocals/guitar), along with Micah Nelson (guitar, vocals), Anthony Logerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass) and Tato Melgar (percussion).
Refused - Freedom Refused - Freedom
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
Refused came to an end in front of 50 kids at a basement show in a Virginia college town in 1998, just as their release of the same year, The Shape of Punk to Come, was taking its first steps toward becoming an acknowledged classic and a massive influence on a generation of bands. Refused Are Fucking Dead! became the slogan, as kids discovered Shape and its breakout track New Noise only to find their new heroes disbanded.
Joy Williams - Venus Joy Williams - Venus
New CD: $11.96
Many know Joy Williams as one half of the four-time Grammy-winning folk-rock duo The Civil Wars. Until their 2012 hiatus (and eventual break up in August 2014) the singer-songstress with her long sea witch hair and Mona Lisa half-smile rarely revealed herself, except through the duo s bruising and stark lyrics of romantic conflations and doomed intimacies.
Senses Fail - Pull The Thorns From Your Heart Senses Fail - Pull The Thorns From Your Heart
New CD: $10.98
Intense & brutally honest 6th album from boundary-pushing New Jersey punk outfit
Vince Staples - Summertime '06 Vince Staples - Summertime '06
New CD: $18.99   $17.99
Long Beach, Cali rapper Vince Staples debuted his seven-song EP, HELL CAN WAIT late last year. The release of HELL CAN WAIT followed Vince s 3-week, 13-city Paisley Summer Tour headlining stint, which wrapped up at Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas. Vince has contributed tracks to dozens of today s hottest artists, including Earl Sweatshirt s first and second album to Dilated Peoples Directors Of Photography to Jhené Aiko s The Vapors (on her Sail Out debut, the biggest-selling EP in Def Jam history) and Common s latest album, Nobody s Smiling, on his single Kingdom, performed live by Common with Vince at his side on Jimmy Kimmel Live and at the 2014 BET Hip Hop Awards.
Good Old War - Broken Into Better Shape Good Old War - Broken Into Better Shape
New CD: $12.98   $9.99
Video
Good Old War release their fourth studio album and first on Nettwerk Records, Broken Into Better Shape. Produced by Jason Lehning (Mat Kearney, Dolly Parton), and featuring lead single “Tell Me What You Want From Me,” it follows critically acclaimed Come Back As Rain, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers, and led to national TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! & Conan. Good Old War has earned the loyalty of an ever-expanding fan base thanks to their captivating live shows touring along side a diverse group of artists including Alison Krauss, Guster, Brandi Carlisle and Dr. Dog.
Failure - The Heart Is A Monster Failure - The Heart Is A Monster
New CD: $13.98
'Thematically we ve moved from the outer space of Fantastic Planet to inner space', said guitar/bass player Greg Edwards of Failure's new album, the band's first full-length since 1996, The Heart Is A Monster. 'From the dislocation of one's identity to the complete erasing of it by sleep and dreams. I think we've used instrumentation in the service of mood and emotion to an even greater degree than on our previous records'.
X Ambassadors - VHS X Ambassadors - VHS
New CD: $10.99
Free Stuff
Growing up in small-town upstate New York, frontman Sam Harris, his brother Casey, and childhood friend Noah Feldshuh bonded over an obsessive love for punk, rock & roll, soul, and hip-hop that defied the conventions of their peer group. X Ambassadors will release their debut album VHS June 30rd on KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records and produced by GRAMMY-winner Alex Da Kid. X Ambassadors have spent the last two years on the road in support of their two EP releases - Love Songs Drug Songs EP and The Reason EP. They shared the bill with Imagine Dragons, Panic! At The Disco, Lights, Jimmy Eat World, performed at festivals such as Firefly Festival, Made in America and Lollapalooza and headlined two tours of the U.S., including the Into The Jungle tour which followed the success of their single Jungle.
August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places
New CD: $13.98   $11.99
Found in Far Away Places is the seventh studio album by American melodic metalcore band August Burns Red. Featuring the singe "The Wake".
Self Defense Family - Heaven Is Earth Self Defense Family - Heaven Is Earth
New CD: $9.98
Self Defense Family are one of the most prolific Punk bands out there today. Through countless releases and as many musical contributors (they have had more than ten active members at any given time), the collective has grown in both sound and vision. “Heaven Is Earth” was recorded at four classic indie/punk studios by a diverse group of engineers: Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios (Mind Eraser, etc), Kurt Ballou at God City Studios (Converge, etc), Mark Millar at Sone Lab (Dinosaur Jr, etc), and Jon Low at Miner Street Recordings (Kurt Vile, etc). Each engineer leaving their own distinct audio fingerprint on the collection of songs.
Bitter End - Illusions of Dominance Bitter End - Illusions of Dominance
New CD: $9.98
"Illusions of Dominance" is the monstrous new album from Bitter End, produced by Nick Jett (Terror, Piece By Piece). Thematically the album takes on the subject of mankind s fragility in the face of nature s overwhelming and unescapable power.
Slightly Stoopid - Meanwhile...Back in the Lab Slightly Stoopid - Meanwhile...Back in the Lab
New CD: $12.98
While it s a rare commodity for a band to tour as consistently as Slightly Stoopid, the group s diligent commitment to live music provides some insight into their loyal fan base and unique creative metamorphosis throughout their existence. As Apparent by their latest studio album Meanwhile...Back at the Lab the Ocean Beach, California-based group led by co-founders and multi-instrumentalists Kyle McDonald and Miles Doughty has also found the same passionate dedication to their studio craft, holing up between tours in their own San Diego recording studio and record label complex. The balance of a prolific touring regimen between albums has helped to refine the tasty fusion and massive groove that permeates Stoopid s trademark sound and eight studio album catalogue, as well as their live shows.
Tina Turner - Private Dancer: 30th Anniversary Edition Tina Turner - Private Dancer: 30th Anniversary Edition
New CD: $24.98
To celebrate a 30 year milestone we are releasing an extra special Anniversary Edition. This edition compiles the remastered album and a second disc which features Ball Of Confusion (That s What The World Is Today) (with B.E.F.), recorded with Martin Ware from Heaven 17, and which lead to him producing the lead single from Private Dancer, Let's Stay Together. It also features 12" mixes and b-sides as well as three non-album singles, including the duet with Bryan Adams It's Only Love.
Pete Townshend - Truancy: The Very Best Of Pete Townshend Pete Townshend - Truancy: The Very Best Of Pete Townshend
New CD: $13.95
Truancy was remastered at Abbey Road Studios, features new liner notes, an introduction to the two new songs by Townshend and highlights from nine key Townshend albums including the singles - 'Rough Boys,' 'Let My Love Open The Door,' 'Face Dances (Pt. 2),' 'English Boy' and 'Face The Face.'
Velvet Teen - All Is Illusory Velvet Teen - All Is Illusory
New CD: $10.98   $9.99
Nine years since the last full length from The Velvet Teen and the band has written what could arguably be their best record yet. All Is Illusory was mixed by Steve Choi of the RX Bandits exemplifies the bands use of driving guitars, exceptionally technical drumming and lyrics by Judah Nagler that will make the listener question reality.
Dew-Scented - Intermination Dew-Scented - Intermination
New CD: $13.98
311 - Archive 311 - Archive
New CD: $59.98   $56.98
Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War
New CD: $15.98   $12.99
Bilal - In Another Life Bilal - In Another Life
New CD: $17.98   $14.99
BILAL on his new album, In Another Life: I always try to paint pictures with my music...I like telling stories, stories you can see. With this album, I take a step back. I am moving away from the surrealism in my last album to explore the reality of the time.
James Maddock - The Green James Maddock - The Green
New CD: $9.98
The Green, the sixth album from veteran singer/songwriter James Maddock, is bookended by 'Once There Was A Boy Part 1' and 'Once There Was A Boy Part 2.' Version one has a gospel-folk gait recalling Van Morrison and the more bucolic moments of The Pogues, and version two is a fresh rendition with stately strings and dreamy vocals. Between these two tracks, Maddock traverses rustic soul-folk, electro-Motown, Tom Waits-y nostalgic singer-songwriter territory, among other sonic touchstones with his unmistakable poetic and poignant panache.
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