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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
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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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