• New Release Round-Up 08-19-16

    New Releases 19-Aug-2016

    JOHN PAUL WHITE - Beulah - Single Lock Records
    BeulahIt’s a small, complicated word with a tangle of meanings. It’s the title of John Paul White's new album, his first in nearly a decade, a remarkably and assuredly diverse collection spanning plaintive folk balladry, swampy southern rock, lonesome campfire songs, and dark acoustic pop. Gothic and ambitious, with a rustic, lived-in sound, it’s a meditation on love curdling into its opposite, on recrimination defining relationships, on hope finally filtering through doubt. 

    BLOOD ORANGE - Freetown Sound - Domino
    Freetown Sound is the third full-length album from Dev Hynes (Blood Orange). Written and produced by Hynes, Freetown Sound is a tour de force, a pastiche of Hynes’ past, present, and future that melds his influences with his own established musical voice. For well over a decade, Dev has proven himself a virtuoso of versatility, experimenting with almost every conceivable musical genre and working with a wide variety of artists as a writer and producer. On his solo work he has created a singular style of urgent, delicate pop music by carefully stitching a sound palette that gently recalls elastic funk, slinky R&B, and pure pop. Thematically, the album is profoundly personal and unapologetically political, touching on issues of race, religion, sex, and sexism over 17 shimmering songs.

    DOLLY PARTON - Pure & Simple - Sony
    Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton is back with a new album, Pure & Simple, her first release since 2014's Blue Smoke. Produced by comprised of songs written solely by Dolly, highlights of this love songs-oriented album include "Pure and Simple," "Head Over High Heels," as well as new recordings of "Tomorrow is Forever," originally recorded as a duet with Porter Wagoner in 1970 and then again with Solomon Burke in 2006, and "Say Forever You'll Be Mine," which Dolly originally recorded with Porter Wagoner in 1975.

    DRAKE WHITE - Spark

    DRAKE WHITE - SparkDRAKE WHITE - Spark - Dot RecordsDRAKE WHITE - Spark
    "One of the country's most energizing performers," (Rolling Stone Country) Drake White is officially burning up trails and charts with the release of his debut album on Dot Records. Spark features his current single “Livin’ the Dream." The foot-stomping singer/songwriter – and nature enthusiast – teased the news to his Firestarters during his CMA Fest Fan Club Party and shared the announcement on the red carpet at the 2016 CMT Music Awards. “Since we began this journey – working on the album – I knew I wanted the title to be SPARK,” said White who Billboard calls, “confident, energetic presence with a mix of gravel, soul and gospel in his voice.” 
    Early Listen Available Video Available 


    BAYSIDE - Vacancy - Hopeless Records
    Where Bayside's last album, Cult, dealt with singer/guitar player Anthony Raneri's move to Nashville, his recent marriage and impending fatherhood, Vacancy tells the story of the dissolution of his marriage and finding himself alone in the city that was meant to be his new home. "The hotel on the album cover reflects the feelings I had while working on Vacancy, explains Raneri. Writing this album, I felt as if everything was uncertain, I could move back to New York, buy a house in Nashville... I just didn't know what was going to come next. I felt very isolated and as if everything in my life was temporary at that moment."

    AGES & AGES - Something To Ruin - PTKF
    If Ages & Ages' debut album Alright You Restless declared independence from the cynicism and self-consciousness plaguing a generation; and the follow-up Divisionary was an exercise in confronting change, conflict, and loss; Something To Ruin confronts the debris of our collective failures and asks whether we might be better off letting go and starting over. Recorded at Isaac Brock’s studio (Ice Cream Party), this album still has plenty of the infectious and joyful melodies the band is known for, but this time the stakes are higher. It raises questions about facing our society’s collective wreckage both environmentally and culturally. With all members hailing from Portland, Oregon, Something to Ruin, explores what it’s like to watch your hometown implode in a frenzy of real estate development and lifestyle branding. 



    Faith No More - We Care A Lot [Deluxe Band Edition]
    Chris Staples - Golden Age
    Highasakite - Camp Echo
    New Barbarians - Wanted Dead Or Alive
    Crystal Castles - Amnesty (I)
    Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Miss Sharon Jones!
    Kiefer Sutherland - Down In A Hole
    Jerry Garcia Band - GarciaLive Volume Seven [2CD]
    Lisa Hannigan - At Swim
    Ryley Walker - Golden Sings That Have Been Sung (Deep Cuts Edition)
    David Brent - Life On The Road
    Happy Diving - Electric Soul Unity
    Powerwolf - The Metal Mass Live
    Amos Lee - Spirit
    Tory Lanez - I Told You
    The Minus 5 - Of Monkees & Men
    Alex Cameron - Jumping The Shark
    Carl Broemel - 4th Of July
    The Heaters - American Dream: The Portastudio Recordings
    Health&Beauty - No Scare
    Lindsey Stirling - Brave Enough

    & More .....

    Whiskey Myers - Stone
    Devin Townsend Project - Secret Sciences
    The Veils - Iodine & Iron


    GLASS ANIMALS - How to Be A Human Being

    GLASS ANIMALS - How to Be A Human BeingGLASS ANIMALS - How To Be A Human Being - HarvestGLASS ANIMALS - How to Be A Human Being
    How To Be A Human Being is a scrapbook of the band's time spent on the road, gathering memories and perceptions of different types of people from all around the world. 
    Video Available 


    THE VEILS - Total Depravity

    THE VEILS - Total DepravityTHE VEILS - Total Depravity - Nettwerk RecordsTHE VEILS - Total Depravity
    The Veils, fronted by lead singer and songwriter Finn Andrews, release their highly anticipated new album ‘Total Depravity’ on August 26th. The album features production by El-P (Run The Jewels) and Adam 'Atom' Greenspan who was behind the band’s critically acclaimed album ‘Nux Vomica’.
    Early Listen Available Video Available 




    Known for their record-breaking tracks, undeniable energy and all around good vibes, Florida Georgia Line will release Dig Your Roots August 26 on Big Machine Label Group.  The award-winning duo's highly anticipated third studio album uncovers pieces of their lineage along with an evolved creativity. Our album cover says it all, shares Brian Kelley. "Tyler and I are continuing to grow musically and personally. We really wanted this album to reflect who we are and our lives in this moment, but also where we came from.  Tyler Hubbard adds, we both started out playing guitar, singing in church and writing songs so we wanted to let fans see our foundation a deeper side to us. We couldn't have picked a more fitting title or image for DIG YOUR ROOTS. 
    Video Available 


    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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  • BJ Kocen's new cd now available!


    Local singer-songwriter/gallery owner and friend-to-all BJ Kocen

    releases two albums worth of songs on one CD, half studio

    half live-the-studio.  Accompanied by many of Richmond's finest,

     BJ shows off his wide ranging musical interests and talents.

    Look for the vinyl version in October.  Check it out!

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Music Releases 07-01-16

Artist Title Price
Blink-182 California New CD: $14.98
Bat For Lashes The Bride New CD: $13.98
Sara Watkins Young In All The Wrong Ways New CD: $14.98
Eric Clapton Crossroads Revisited: Selections From The Crossroads Guitar Festivals New CD: $29.98
James Blake The Colour In Anything New CD: $13.99
American Authors What We Live For New CD: $13.99
Maxwell blackSUMMERS'night New CD: $11.96
Beyond The Wizards Sleeve The Soft Bounce New CD: $13.98
Magic Primary Colors New CD: $9.96
Van Zant Red White & Blue (Live) New CD: $14.98
Gøggs Goggs New CD: $15.98
Various Artists The Point: Original Cast Recording New CD: $13.98
Wolf Hoffmann Headbangers Symphony New CD: $15.98
Silent Planet Everything Was Sound New CD: $11.98
Fates Warning Theories Of Flight [Limited Edition] New CD: $16.98
Chelsea Grin Self Inflicted New CD: $12.98
House Of Heroes Colors New CD: $12.98
Martha Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart [Limited Edition Vinyl] New Vinyl: $18.98

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Music Releases 07-08-16

Artist Title Price
The Julie Ruin Hit Reset New CD: $13.98
Car Seat Headrest Teens Of Denial New CD: $14.98
The Avalanches Wildflower New CD: $13.98
Biffy Clyro Ellipsis New CD: $13.98
Roisin Murphy Take Her Up To Monto New CD: $13.98
Heart Beautiful Broken New CD: $15.98
Nils Frahm / Woodkid / Robert De Niro Ellis New CD: $14.98
Schoolboy Q Blank Face LP New CD: $13.99
Frameworks Smother New CD: $11.98
Switchfoot Where The Light Shines Through New CD: $15.98
Steve Hackett Blues With a Feeling: Remastered New CD: $17.99
Frankie Lee American Dreamer New CD: $12.98
Aphex Twin Cheetah EP New CD: $15.98
Inter Arma Paradise Gallows New CD: $13.98
Spellcaster Night Hides The World New CD: $13.98
Badbadnotgood IV New CD: $14.98
Chevelle The North Corridor New CD: $11.96
Anderson Invention Of Knowledge New CD: $15.98

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Music Releases 07-15-16

Artist Title Price
Jeff Beck Loud Hailer New CD: $17.98
Steven Tyler We're All Somebody From Somewhere New CD: $13.95
Good Charlotte Youth Authority New CD: $13.98
Needtobreathe H A R D L O V E New CD: $13.98
Snoop Dogg Coolaid New CD: $16.98
David Nail Fighter New CD: $10.99
William S. Burroughs Let Me Hang You New CD: $11.98
Ash Koley Elements New CD: $10.98
Bright Light Bright Light Choreography New CD: $14.98
Michael Kiwanuka Love & Hate New CD: $10.99
Aaron Neville Apache New CD: $13.98
The Earls Of Leicester Rattle & Roar New CD: $15.98
Vince Gill Down To My Last Bad Habit [Limited Edition Vinyl] New Vinyl: $19.98
Dirty Heads Dirty Heads New CD: $13.98
The Temperance Movement White Bear New CD: $14.98
Scharpling & Wurster Live At Third Man Records [Limited Edition Vinyl] New Vinyl: $12.98
Flowdan Disaster Piece New CD: $11.98
Moderat Running [Vinyl Single] New Vinyl: $14.98
Cane Hill Smile New CD: $12.98

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