Plan 9 - Outside The Heard - January 2016

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Various Artists
30th Century Records Compilation Volume 1
Columbia
 
A psychedelic mosaic with international scope, 30th Century Records Compilation Volume I touches both future and classic sounds from the sun-drenched shores of Brazil to the murky depths of Glasgow. Dan Auerbach's blistering riffage in The Arcs and Autolux's arty experimentalism are featured alongside Sam Cohen's rough-hewn authenticity and emotive rockers from newcomers like Nine Pound Shadow and Waterstrider. Compiled by Danger Mouse, this album finds guitar music alive and well from the garage to the depths of space.
 
Black Violin
Stereotypes
Universal Music Classics

 
Black Violin radically fuse hip-hop and pop with classical music to create a kaleidoscope of sounds uniquely their own. Composed of mostly original works, Stereotypes effortlessly shifts from classic hip-hop to pulsing R&B and fiery instrumentals. Guests include Black Thought (of The Roots), drummer Daru Jones (Jack White), guitarist Eric Krasno (Soulive) and string arranger Rob Moose (Bon Iver).
Ringo Deathstarr
Pure Mood
Reverberation Appreciation Society

 
Pure Mood oozes all things dank, dark and dreamy. The 12-track LP presents a vivid and searing collection of songs that re-imagine the shoegaze genre, allowing Ringo Deathstarr to soar beyond their contemporaries. “Heavy Metal Suicide'' and ''Stare At The Sun'' contain the same cathartic droning that has been previously celebrated by genre forefathers My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive, while tracks like ''Never'' and ''Boys In Heat'' plunge the band and listener alike deep into the uncharted sonic depths of unadulterated, decadent sound.
 
Cauldron
In Ruin
The End

 
In Ruin is the highly-anticpated album from Canadian metalheads, Cauldron. For the new album, the trio returned to the Lincoln County Social Club recording studio in Toronto, where they recorded two of their previous albums, including Burning Fortune (2011) and Tomorrow’s Lost (2012). Co-produced by Chris Stringer (Rush, Timber Timbre), In Ruin, is sure to deliver more riffs, more attitude and more modern heavy metal classics while laying waste to all of the genre’s imitators. Fans of early Goat Horn will be especially stoked!
"My last record was a break up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make up record. I'm making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up for everything I ever did and never did." From 19 to 21 and, now, 25, British soul-bearing sensation, Adele, has done a lot of growing up in public. But, as she so eloquently stated, her new album is about moving onwards and upwards. A good thing, too, because why waste the momentum? With 19 she made an impression, but looked to become merely a footnote on this side of the pond. 2 years later she was a global sensation, her heartbroken aggression fueling a collection of passionate and undeniable songs so powerful that it would defy all expectations and sell over 30 million copies worldwide. Understandably, she took her time when considering her next move – and in the years that have transpired, Adele’s confidence is never cocky. 25 ain’t an album about answers – it’s an album about allowing yourself to live. The music has the same philosophy: It keeps on keepin’ on. There is evolution, sure, but evolution is slow. That said, the results are worth the wait. “25 is about getting to know who I’ve become without realizing,” she says. “I’m sorry it took so long, but you know, life happened.”

Adele -
25

Columbia
There's no other band today that plays with the rhythm, feeling, or explosive power of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. Since releasing their first album in 2002, the group has toured the world countless times, garnering a legion of loyal fans. Sharon, the Queen of modern-day Soul, has collaborated with some of music’s biggest names, including David Byrne and Michael Bublé. Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings are here to help music fans get into the holiday spirit. The band offers up a succinct soulful soundtrack to this holiday season with their new album It’s A Holiday Soul Party. Kicking off with “8 Days (Of Hanukkah)” – the bands ode to The Festival of Lights – the 11-song set of original and classic holiday songs is the group’s first holiday record and follows their Grammy-nominated 2014 album, Give The People What They Want. It’s A Holiday Soul Party’s highlight’s include “Big Bulbs” and their classic “Ain’t No Chimney’s In The Projects.”

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings -
It's A Holiday Soul Party

Daptone
In January 2015, Joe Bonamassa took the iconic Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall for the first time for a sold-out, two-night run that allowed him to fulfill his lifelong dream of performing in one of the world's most legendary venues. Bonamassa is sharing this experience with fans and music lovers around the world when via Joe Bonamassa Live At Radio City Music Hall -- a CD/DVD set and CD/Blu-ray set. The set features over 75 minutes of music, two newly recorded songs, nine unreleased live tracks, over 2.5 hours of live footage, a special 45-minute behind-the-scenes featurette, a 40-page collector's book with exclusive photos, and a sneak peek into Bonamassa's childhood home and musical heritage. The first set has Bonamassa playing alongside the acoustic band The Huckleberries (from his #1 Billboard CD/DVD An Acoustic Evening At The Vienna Opera House). He then shifts into electric mode for the second set with his regular touring band (bassist Carmine Rojas, keyboardist Reese Wynans, drummer Tal Bergman, trumpeter Lee Thornburg, trombonist Nick Lane, and saxophonist Paulie Cerra). Joe Bonamassa Live At Radio City Music Hall presents an iconic performance on an iconic stage.

Joe Bonamassa -
Live at Radio City Music Hall (CD/Blu-Ray)

J&R Adventures
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The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) is a group of some of the best independent music stores in America. CIMS was founded in 1995; its current membership is made up of 29 accounts that handle 47 stores in 21 states. Many of the accounts have been recognized by the music industry and their local communities for their outstanding dedication to customer service and developing artist support.

Each member is bound by its shared love of music, a reputation for great selection and customer service in its community, yet each CIMS account is as unique as the market it represents. Most importantly, CIMS member stores continually seek to challenge the jaded, color-by-numbers advertising and marketing of other retailers.

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