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New Release Round-Up 09-02-14

New Release Round-Up 09-02-14

Johnny Winter - Step Back 09-02

Step Back is perhaps Johnny Winter's greatest album. It features and amazing list of musical guests and takes Johnny back to a more aggressive style of blues... one that helped shape the musical icon. Produced by Paul Nelson, Step Back showcases classic songs that were inspiring to Johnny Winter. This man, Johnny Winter, remains as vibrant as ever. Johnny Winter's Final CD will feature one limited edition guitar pick per CD. Each of 5 different colors were chosen by Johnny. A special white mother of pearl pick is limited to 5,000. It's just beautiful. The album is available now for and you can watch the moving Video to the lead single Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) Feat. Ben Harper, which features tributes from all those who loved and were inspired by Johnny Winter.

American pop rock group Maroon 5 release their aptly titled fifth album, V, which was recorded by the band at Conway Studios in L.A. Keyboardist Jesse Carmichael returned to the line-up here after a brief hiatus during the recording and release of 2012's Overexposed, and the album also features vocals from Gwen Stefani on the track "My Heart Is Open."

On A Tribute To Michael Been, Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to his late father's music with an unforgettable live performance leading his father, Michael Been's, legendary band The Call.

The R.E.M. MTV Unplugged: The Complete Sessions 4-LP vinyl set was a big hit as part of Record Store Day 2014. Rolling Stone's 4-star revue said that "No band but Nirvana made more breathtakingly transformative use of MTV Unplugged than R.E.M." Due to strong demand from both consumers and retail on that limited-edition release, they have broken out the two shows into two individual 2-LPs MTV Unplugged 1991 and MTV Unplugged 2001.

Coves - Soft Friday

Basements hung with fairy lights, 60s tape reels spinning antique spools, drums dusted with white powder. Gritty riffs and psych rock washes slither beneath airy, blissed-blank Nico vocals spinning spectral tales of shattered romance. A beautifully ruined pair – he a leather-clad glowering guitar phantom, she a glacial, broken bombshell – blow glitter at each other through the flashes from old cameras.  This is the world of Coves, a classic psych-garage aesthetic vacuum-sealed forever in one time, one space. The space is Castle Grayskull, the live-in studio that musical mastermind John Ridgard helped build in a disused office in Leamington Spa and where heir debut album was recorded. And the time covers the duration of singer and lyricist Beck Wood's last big relationship, laid out in her songs from first flutter to final choke.  Their Debut Album Soft Friday is available now and check out the fantastic video for their single Wake Up Here


Plus there are other great, new releases including Counting Crows who release their much anticipated seventh studio album Somewhere Under Wonderland on Capitol Records. Listen is the Kooks first album in three years. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and London, and produced by Inflo. Wicked Nature is the sixth album from the Australian Alt-Rock band The Vines. For the first time, the band has delivered a double album containing 22 songs. Following their highly successful tour together, Nick Carter and Jordan Knight team up once more as Nick & Knight for their new self titled album. Blonde Redhead return with the ninth studio album from the Alt-Rock band. Barragan is ambitious. Tracks like 'Dripping', 'The One I Love', and 'Defeatist Anthem (Harry And I)' have all the emotional punches of previous high water marks in the band's repertoire - the just feel slightly less calculated, more serendipitous. And The Complete Bang Sessions [Limited Edition Vinyl] is a very special, strictly limited velvet jacket edition of the complete 1967 recordings made by Van Morrison that launched his solo career into the stratosphere! Features all of the tracks from Van's solo debut including the monster hit Brown Eyed Girl all digitally remastered for this special 180 gram pressing on splatter red & black vinyl with full color insert!

Plus, James TaylorKim WatersGrateful DeadCode Orange KidsZeusStephen StillsMeridianAnthony D'AmatoMutual BenefitHammerfallThe HauntedHalf JapaneseGame TheoryHomeboy SandmanKilljoy ClubYobCalico The BandJeezyRitchie Kotzen, and Jimmy Eat World.

CURRENT SINGLES

Nothing to It

The New Basement Tapes continue to add anticipation for the new upcoming "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" project which brings together music history excitement and heavy hitters. The latest single is "Married To My Hack" which features Elvis Costello. On Nov. 11th - Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It's an historic album project from five of music's finest artists -- Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) -- in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. 




LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Ryan Adams - Ryan AdamsLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Ryan Adams' new album which is a self-titled affair and the first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter s first full length since 2011's acclaimed Ashes & Fire. The first single 'Gimme Something Good' has already elicited wide praise with Stereogum exclaiming 'he doesn't seem to have lost a songwriting step. This thing is a total knockout.' The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the fantastic Video to the lead single Gimmie Something Good, which features the one and only Elvira!



Robert Plant - lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

Robert Plant's 2014 album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, his label debut for Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records, was produced by Plant and features 11 recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam "Skin" Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album Here.

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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Live Music!

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Sara McQuaid at In Your Ear Studio

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Venue: In Your Ear Music and Recording, 1813 East Broad Street (19th and E. Broad), Richmond, VA
 
Date/Time: Wednesday, September 17Door at 6:30 PMMusic at 7:30
 
 Format: JAMinc "House Concert" (bring food and drink to share). Two sets in "listening room" with break. Seated audience in intimate, acoustically near-perfect, recording studio.
 
Cost: Advance reservations $20 at JAMinc.org.  $25 at the door, space limited to 80.
 
About:
Rising star Sarah McQuaid’s voice has been likened to malt whiskey, melted chocolate and “honey poured into wine” (Minor 7th). A captivating performer, she seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; in her hands, the guitar becomes much more than merely an accompanying instrument.

Her musical output reflects her own eclectic background: Sarah was born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holds dual US and Irish citizenship, and now lives in rural England.  Sarah’s third solo album The Plum Tree and the Rose has drawn critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic: “Impeccable,” wrote fRoots (UK), while Midwest Record (USA) called it “low key but glorious and incendiary”.
 

 
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Record Show Time

STAND STILL MUSIC RECORD, CD & MUSIC SHOW

stand still r show

Saturday September 13, 2014 Richmond, Virginia

Comfort Inn Hotel 3200 W. Broad Street. Lots of albums, 45s, cds, all types of music, DJs and more. 10am- 4pm  $3 admission, Early bird 8am- $5.  Free admission if you show your email from Plan 9.

 

 
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New Release Round-Up 08-25-14

New Release Round-Up 08-25-14

Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, who NPR calls "virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock". Additionally, the New Yorker describes the band's music as "magnificent and clever" while Stereogum proclaims, "In recent history, no group has featured so much formidable established talent, collaborating on a regular basis."

Basement Jaxx - JuntoGlobally revered as innovators and leading lights of their genre, Basement Jaxx blew the lid off the dance music scene of the late 90’s with their ground breaking albums Remedy, Rooty and KishKash. Having firmly established their place in the pantheon of dance music greats, the duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are back with Junto, a genre-hopping musical roller-coaster that showcases the band’s legendary inventiveness, irresistible songwriting and production smarts. Watch the video for the global club smash "Never Say Never (WATCH THE VIDEO)".


The Segall has landed. And it's fully loaded, with everything that Ty Segall (and you and me) are gonna need in the world to come. Heads up! It's coming down fast. Sticking his hand deeper into the machines all around him, with Manipulator, TY is reaching ever further to the outer limits of inner space orbited throughout TWINS and SLEEPER. 

Ariana Grande's sophomore album My Everything follows the success of her double platinum single, Problem feat. Iggy Azalea, which sold over 438k its first week, and her debut album Yours Truly, that came in at #1 on the Top 200 in September 2013.

One of the world's largest rock bands Avenged Sevenfold presents, Waking The Fallen: Resurrected, a new album experience unlike anything they have ever released. Avenged Sevenfold has personally curated this back from the dead look at their fan favorite, genre defining, breakthrough album Waking The Fallen. This rare new release includes 11 never before heard songs, 23 total tracks, new artwork, a never before seen music video for Unholy Confessions, and a 30 minute film featuring the present day band. This is a must own album for any A7X fan!

Royal Blood's self titled album is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. The sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers... yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two members.

Dry The River - Alarms in The HeartLondon, UK quartet Dry the River return with 'Alarms in the Heart', a bolder, more expansive, confident and cohesive set of songs and an undeniable step up in both diversity and volume from their critically acclaimed debut "Shallow Bed" (2012). Produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence and The Machine, Ed Sheeran), Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand) and Peter Miles (We Are The Ocean, Futures), these new songs are at turns anthemic, cerebral and irresistible. Peter Liddle's melifluous, choral voice blends effortlessly with chiming guitars and stirring rhythms, and additional emotional resonance is provided by arrangements and strings from Valgeir Sigurðsson (Sigur Rós, Björk). WATCH VIDEO



Plus there are other great, new releases including Pale Communion from Opeth, which was produced by the band's very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, and is heralded by the lead single, Cusp of Eternity. After the end is the new album from Merchandise and their first for the 4AD label! Stadium new wave 'n' jangly psych-pop outta Florida, for fans of Echo & The Bunnymen and Interpol. Includes "Enemy" and "Little Killer". After many years of waiting, it is time once again for The Rentals to return.  Matt Sharp and co are back with their new album Lost In Alphaville which sees them back in Moogtastic form. The Man Upstairs is the 20th studio release from psychedelic folk musician Robyn Hitchcock. The effort sees Hitchcock team up with producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention) and produce an album of covers of his favorite songs, as well as some original tunes. And over all these years a lot of bands have come and gone, trends and styles came and disappeared, Motörhead came and ...stayed! Over 3 decades and still a crushing statement of defiant searing rock'n'roll energy. Motörhead's 21st studio album the enormous and prophetic Aftershock delivered a crushing statement that was right on the spot. With the release of the Aftershock: Tour Edition, one can sit back and watch Motörhead marching from the dust storm to deliver a bonus live CD which resolutely illustrates their return to form.

Plus, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Shovels & RopeIan AndersonThe GriswoldsFenech-SolerBrad PaisleySuperdragRandy BachmanElephant StoneThousand Foot KrutchBastard SaplingFloating ActionJ MascisThe KinksMndsgnKemAsiaFamous Last WordsChelsea Wolfe, and Bruce Hornsby.

CURRENT SINGLES

Robert Plant - Pocket Full Of Golden [Single]

As Robert Plant prepares to release his upcoming Nonesuch label debut 'Lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar', he gives us a taste of what we can expect in the form of his latest single 'Pocketful Of Golden'. In a recent interview, Plant described Pocketful of Golden as "one of those amazing instances where we pieced together so many great ideas. All the combined gifts of the band, drifting through these varieties and styles, give us some amazing places to go." The full album will be available on both CD and LP 09/09.





LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Johnny Winter - Step Back 09-02Looking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for what is perhaps Johnny Winter's greatest album. Step Back features and amazing list of musical guests and takes Johnny back to a more aggressive style of blues... one that helped shape the musical icon. Produced by Paul Nelson, Step Back showcases classic songs that were inspiring to Johnny Winter. This man, Johnny Winter, remains as vibrant as ever. Johnny Winter's Final CD will feature one limited edition guitar pick per CD. Each of 5 different colors were chosen by Johnny. A special white mother of pearl pick is limited to 5,000. It's just beautiful. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the moving Video to the lead single Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) Feat. Ben Harper, which features tributes from all those who loved and were inspired by Johnny Winter.



Coves - Soft Friday

Basements hung with fairy lights, 60s tape reels spinning antique spools, drums dusted with white powder. Gritty riffs and psych rock washes slither beneath airy, blissed-blank Nico vocals spinning spectral tales of shattered romance. A beautifully ruined pair – he a leather-clad glowering guitar phantom, she a glacial, broken bombshell – blow glitter at each other through the flashes from old cameras.  This is the world of Coves, a classic psych-garage aesthetic vacuum-sealed forever in one time, one space. The space is Castle Grayskull, the live-in studio that musical mastermind John Ridgard helped build in a disused office in Leamington Spa and where heir debut album was recorded. And the time covers the duration of singer and lyricist Beck Wood's last big relationship, laid out in her songs from first flutter to final choke.  Their Debut Album Soft Friday is available now for Pre-Order and check out the fantastic video for their single Wake Up Here.

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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Richmond Folk Festival

2013 & 2012 Festival T-shirts on sale now for $5 each!

folk fest  rff 2012 tshirts

Now in it's 10th year, check out the great line-up for this year's festival here,

then consider volunteering at our merch tent or one of many volunteer opportunities

available- it's a way to help keep our festival free!

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To fans of Out O’ The Blue Radio Revue:

Scott Fraley and Joe Sokohl, program director and substitute hosts for Page Wilson’s well-loved show, offer a similar mix of music on their new two-hour show. Tune in to New Mongrel Medicine Show on WHAN 1430 AM or 102.9 FM today- Thurs Aug.21st - at 4pm.  Catch the live stream at: http://www.drivethruwithrog.com/

 
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Music Releases 08-25-14

Shovels & Rope - Swimmin' Time Shovels & Rope - Swimmin' Time
New CD: $13.98   $11.99
Digital: $9.99
Swimmin' Time is Shovels & Rope's follow-up to their acclaimed 2012 album O' Be Joyful. "Birmingham" (the number one song on American Songwriter's year-end list) and the rest of O' Be Joyful put Shovels & Rope on the larger stage in many ways from an appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman to an acclaimed set on PBS' Austin City Limits and festival slots at Coachella, Bonnaroo, Sasquatch, Newport Folk Festival, Lollapalooza and ACL.
J Mascis - Tied To A Star J Mascis - Tied To A Star
New CD: $13.98   $11.99
Digital: $9.99
J Mascis' Tied to a Star is the follow up to his acclaimed Sub Pop debut Several Shades of Why. The album, led by the songs "Every Morning" and "Wide Awake," was recorded and produced by Mascis and mixed by John Agnello at Bisquiteen in Amherst, MA. Tied to a Star also features guest appearances from musicians Ken Maiuri (Young@Heart Chorus), Pall Jenkins (Black Heart Procession), Mark Mulcahy (Miracle Legion) and Chan Marshall (Cat Power).
New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers New Pornographers - Brill Bruisers
New CD: $14.98   $12.99
Brill Bruisers is the first new release in four years from the acclaimed supergroup The New Pornographers, who NPR calls "virtually peerless in the world of power-pop and indie-rock. " Additionally, the New Yorker describes the band s music as "magnificent and clever" while Stereogum proclaims, "In recent history, no group has featured so much formidable established talent, collaborating on a regular basis. "
Basement Jaxx - Junto Basement Jaxx - Junto
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Video
Globally revered as innovators and leading lights of their genre, BASEMENT JAXX blew the lid off the dance music scene of the late 90’s with their ground breaking albums Remedy, Rooty and KishKash. Having firmly established their place in the pantheon of dance music greats, the duo of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe are back with JUNTO, a genre-hopping musical roller-coaster that showcases the band’s legendary inventiveness, irresistible songwriting and production smarts. Features the global club smash "Never Say Never".
Ty Segall - Manipulator Ty Segall - Manipulator
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
THE SEGALL HAS LANDED. And it s fully loaded, with everything that TY SEGALL (and you and me) are gonna need in the world to come. Heads up! It s coming down fast. Sticking his hand deeper into the machines all around him, TY is reaching ever further to the outer limits of inner space orbited throughout TWINS and SLEEPER.
Ariana Grande - My Everything Ariana Grande - My Everything
New CD: $13.99
Digital: $9.99
Ariana Grande's sophomore album follows the success of her double platinum single, Problem feat. Iggy Azalea, which sold over 438k its first week, and her debut album Yours Truly, that came in at #1 on the Top 200 in September 2013.
Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen: Resurrected Avenged Sevenfold - Waking the Fallen: Resurrected
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
Digital: $11.99
One of the world's largest rock bands Avenged Sevenfold presents, Resurrected, a new album experience unlike anything they have ever released. Avenged Sevenfold has personally curated this back from the dead look at their fan favorite, genre defining, breakthrough album Waking The Fallen. This rare new release includes 11 never before heard songs, 23 total tracks, new artwork, a never before seen music video for Unholy Confessions, and a 30 minute film featuring the present day band. This is a must own album for any A7X fan!
Opeth - Pale Communion Opeth - Pale Communion
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Pale Communion, which was produced by the band s very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, is heralded by the lead single, "Cusp of Eternity. "
Royal Blood - Royal Blood Royal Blood - Royal Blood
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $7.99
Royal Blood is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. The sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers... yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two members.
Dry the River - Alarms In The Heart Dry the River - Alarms In The Heart
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Video
London indie folk quartet Dry the River release their sophomore album, Alarms in the Heart, which follows their successful 2012 debut, Shallow Bed. They traveled to Iceland to record the tracks, enlisting producer Valgeir Sigurðsson to provide string arrangements, with Charlie Hugall (Florence + the Machine, Ed Sheeran), Paul Savage (Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand), and Peter Miles (We Are the Ocean, Futures) also featuring in the credits.
Merchandise - After The End Merchandise - After The End
New CD: $14.98
New 2014 album ... and their first for the 4AD label! Stadium new wave 'n' jangly psych-pop outta Florida, for fans of Echo & The Bunnymen and Interpol. Includes "Enemy" and "Little Killer".
Ace Frehley - Space Invader Ace Frehley - Space Invader
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
Digital: $9.99
Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in his own musical galaxy. He s a musical maverick, an improbable bestselling New York Times author in 2011, and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around the world since 1974. Through his seminal work with KISS and as a solo artist, Ace Frehley is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of the last four decades and his impact on popular music is immeasurable. With his smash 1978 solo album and post-KISS work including 2009 s Anomaly, Frehley continues to be the best selling member of the original line up, or any other.
Rentals - Lost In Alphaville Rentals - Lost In Alphaville
New CD: $14.98
Digital: $9.99
The album features: Jessica Wolfe and Holly Laessig (Lucius - vocals), Ryen Slegr (Ozma - guitars), Lauren Chipman (The Section Quartet - strings) and Patrick Carney (The Black Keys - drums). Mixed by D. Sardy (Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem).
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lose Cymbals Eat Guitars - Lose
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $7.99
Robyn Hitchcock - The Man Upstairs Robyn Hitchcock - The Man Upstairs
New CD: $16.98
Digital: $8.99
The Man Upstairs is the 20th studio release from psychedelic folk musician Robyn Hitchcock. The effort sees Hitchcock team up with producer Joe Boyd (Nick Drake, Fairport Convention) and produce an album of covers of his favorite songs, as well as some original tunes. The record features versions of Roxy Music's "To Turn You On," the Doors "The Crystal Ship," and the Psychedelic Furs "The Ghost.,"
Brad Paisley - Moonshine In The Trunk Brad Paisley - Moonshine In The Trunk
New CD: $11.96
Digital: $11.99
Ambition got the better of Brad Paisley on 2013's Wheelhouse, coaxing him into the briar patch that was "Accidental Racist" -- an ill-conceived cross-cultural duet with LLCool J which generated a flurry of headlines that camouflaged how the album straight-up flopped on country radio. Wheelhouse was Paisley's first record since Play not to go gold, and even that is misleading because that 2008 effort was an instrumental album and those never sell in large numbers; subtract that from his stats and the 2013 record achieves the ignoble status of his first-ever album not to reach gold and, perhaps more importantly, his first not to generate a number one single. Paisley slyly alludes to this slump, singing "I guess I've been in a dry spell, but that's about to change" on "Crushin' It," the opening track of his 2014 album Moonshine in the Trunk, a phrasing that suggests his dip in sales lasted longer than a year -- which, in a way, it has. His sales started decreasing around the time of the open-hearted, far-ranging American Saturday Night, so perhaps it's no surprise that he's attempting to turn back the clock on Moonshine in the Trunk, stripping back all his experimentations and declining every detour so he winds up with a record that could function as a de facto sequel to 2007's 5th Gear. Moonshine in the Trunk is all gleaming steel, hard edges, sleek rhythms, and power ballads, state-of-the-art modern country that doesn't dare make a big deal of any of Paisley's eccentricities outside of his squealing guitar. Restless guy that he is, Paisley doesn't quite abandon every one of his quirks: specifically, he plays around with rhythm, setting "Crushin' It" to a thumping disco beat, pushing "River Bank" along to a stuttering syncopation, and underscoring "Limes" to an electronic loop. These dance-friendly beats go down smoothly because the emphasis is on the twang of the Telecaster and Paisley's drawl, signatures as prominent as his sense of humor which also surfaces on Moonshine in the Trunk -- quite genially on "Going Green," a wry tale of a redneck choosing to sacrifice for the sake of the environment, and quite nastily on "High Life," where a bunch of white trash sue their way toward millions. No matter how much he rhapsodizes about the logos across the caps in this great "Country Nation," these two novelties suggest where Paisley's sympathies lie: he's too smart, too worldly to pander to his base, so he'll take sly jabs and disguise his wide-eyed futurism within the nostalgia of "American Flag on the Moon." Most of all, he's savvy enough to know when to play it safe, which he does throughout Moonshine in the Trunk, turning out high-octane, highly enjoyable songs about trucks, water, speed, and making out with girls who don't realize they're beautiful enough to be a model. This is, for want of a better word, his wheelhouse, and while he may not be leaving his comfort zone here, Moonshine in the Trunk proves his strengths remain mighty potent.
Floating Action - Body Questions Floating Action - Body Questions
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Seth Kauffman is Floating Action. Hailing from the small town of Black Mountain, NC Kauffman channels the collective creative energy that has been birthed & transferred between the mountains of the Swannanoa Valley. For his 6th proper studio album Kauffman holed up in his own tiny studio & took from his experiences working with luminaries such as Dan Auerbach & Jim James and built upon them to further challenge his own style and sound by creating his most advanced work to date. Body Questions is a personal testament of the Floating Action vision, it is growth that challenges and exhilarates..
Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman & The Moneygoround, Part One [2 CD][Deluxe Edition] Kinks - Lola Versus Powerman & The Moneygoround, Part One [2 CD][Deluxe Edition]
New CD: $29.98
The Kinks are to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their very first US hit single 'You Really Got Me' with an extensive re-release programme covering their classic 1964-1971 catalogue. The Kinks sound-tracked the sixties with the hit singles You Really Got Me, Tired Of Waiting For You and Sunny Afternoon as well as classics All Day And All Of The Night, Dedicated Follower Of Fashion and Dead End Street.
Bruce Hornsby - Solo Concerts Bruce Hornsby - Solo Concerts
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
Digital: $13.49
The double-disc "Solo Concerts" finds the iconic performer in fine form on such classics as 'The Valley Road,' 'Mandolin Rain,' 'Preacher in the Ring,' and many more.
Mndsgn - Yawn Zen Mndsgn - Yawn Zen
New CD: $11.98
Digital: $9.99
MNDSGN (pronounced Mind Design) is a prolific beat maker who is an integral part of the LA beat scene. With an impressive online presence, MNDSGN is releasing his physical debut on Stones Throw Records.
Rustie - Green Language Rustie - Green Language
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Rustie returns this summer with Green Language, a development and testament to his true passions and influences, the album is a high energy 40 minutes that showcases Rustie's signature sound at new found heights. It's a mediation on everything from grime and hip-hop to sci-fi computer games and even prog rock. The album was written and recorded at 4am to the sounds of birdsong in a remote location in his native Scotland, influenced by nature, birds and sunrise. Green Language features guests such as Danny Brown, D Double E and Redinho. The tracks are expansive and inspired by such disparate sounds as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, My Bloody Valentine, trance music and the Glasgow electronic scene Rustie helped mold.
Bug - Angels & Devils Bug - Angels & Devils
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
New 2014 album from the UK producer ... his first in 6 years! Cameos by Liz Harris (Grouper), Death Grips, Gonjasufi and others. (THE BUG)
Kem - Promise To Love Kem - Promise To Love
New CD: $13.95
Digital: $8.99
Asia - High Voltage Asia - High Voltage
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
Digital: $9.99
Recorded July 24, 2010 at the inaugural High Voltage Festival in Victoria Park, London, this ASIA live CD/DVD captures the band, with the original line-up, performing classic material from the '80s, plus songs from the first two albums of their reunion, 'Phoenix' and 'Omega'. This live CD/DVD is an essential companion to the original studio album and the reunion that saw the original members of ASIA return to and stay at the top of their game, this time in front of a 'hometown crowd'
Wire - Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980 Wire - Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980
New CD: $26.98
Digital: $9.99
Young - Chrome Cactus Young - Chrome Cactus
New CD: $14.98
In Chrome Cactus, The Young have created a HUGE sounding, timeless rock album that reinforces and revitalizes everything that is great about American Rock Music in 2014. Taking influence from early ZZ Top, Link Wray, Lungfish, Dead Moon - Chrome Cactus is a ball of power and controlled feedback disguised as ten of the catchiest songs you ll hear.
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Music Releases 09-02-14

Johnny Winter - Step Back Johnny Winter - Step Back
New CD: $16.98
Video
Johnny Winter releases perhaps his greatest album on September 2nd, 2014! Step Back features and amazing list of musical guests and takes Johnny back to a more aggressive style of blues... one that helped shape the musical icon. Produced by Paul Nelson, Step Back showcases classic songs that were inspiring to Johnny Winter. This man, Johnny Winter, remains as vibrant as ever.
Maroon 5 - V Maroon 5 - V
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American pop rock group Maroon 5 release their aptly titled fifth album, V, which was recorded by the band at Conway Studios in L.A. Keyboardist Jesse Carmichael returned to the line-up here after a brief hiatus during the recording and release of 2012's Overexposed, and the album also features vocals from Gwen Stefani on the track "My Heart Is Open."
James Taylor - Letter James Taylor - Letter
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The Call - A Tribute To Michael Been The Call - A Tribute To Michael Been
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Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to his late father's music with an unforgettable live performance leading his father, Michael Been's, legendary band The Call.
Counting Crows - Somewhere Under Wonderland Counting Crows - Somewhere Under Wonderland
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Counting Crows release their much anticipated seventh studio album on Capitol Records
R.E.M. - MTV Unplugged 1991 [Vinyl] R.E.M. - MTV Unplugged 1991 [Vinyl]
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The R.E.M. MTV Unplugged: The Complete Sessions 4-LP vinyl set was a big hit. Rolling Stone's 4-star revue said that "No band but Nirvana made more breathtakingly transformative use of MTV Unplugged than R.E.M." Due to strong demand from both consumers and retail on that limited-edition release, we have broken out the two shows into two individual 2-LP sets. MTV Unplugged 1991 includes early R.E.M. favorites "Fall On Me," "Radio Song," and "Its The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)."
R.E.M. - MTV Unplugged 2001 [Vinyl] R.E.M. - MTV Unplugged 2001 [Vinyl]
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The R.E.M. MTV Unplugged: The Complete Sessions 4-LP vinyl set was a big hit as part of Record Store Day 2014. Rolling Stone's 4-star revue said that "No band but Nirvana made more breathtakingly transformative use of MTV Unplugged than R.E.M." Due to strong demand from both consumers and retail on that limited-edition release, we have broken out the two shows into two individual 2-LP MTV Unplugged 2001 features "The One I Love," "So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)," and "Losing My Religion."
Kim Waters - Silver Soul Kim Waters - Silver Soul
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Coves - Soft Friday Coves - Soft Friday
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Basements hung with fairy lights, 60s tape reels spinning antique spools, drums dusted with white powder. Gritty riffs and psych rock washes slither beneath airy, blissed-blank Nico vocals spinning spectral tales of shattered romance. A beautifully ruined pair – he a leather-clad glowering guitar phantom, she a glacial, broken bombshell – blow glitter at each other through the flashes from old cameras. This is the world of Coves, a classic psych-garage aesthetic vacuum-sealed forever in one time, one space. The space is Castle Grayskull, the live-in studio that musical mastermind John Ridgard helped build in a disused office in Leamington Spa and where heir debut album was recorded. And the time covers the duration of singer and lyricist Beck Wood's last big relationship, laid out in her songs from first flutter to final choke.
Kooks - Listen Kooks - Listen
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Listen is the band's first album in three years.The album was recorded in Los Angeles and London, and produced by Inflo. 'With this record we didn't do any rehearsing beforehand. I'd write a song with Inflo or on my own, put it up and we'd all play over it. There was a real freedom to the process,' said the band's frontman Luke Pritchard. 'To me this album is about pure expression. Even the way we made the album felt fresh. Rather than us just being a band in a room, playing our guitars with the vocal over the top, which is what we'd always done before, we were really listening to what was going on around us, picking up ideas. The whole thing was much more natural.'
Vines - Wicked Nature Vines - Wicked Nature
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2014 release, the sixth album from the Australian Alt-Rock band. For the first time, the band has delivered a double album containing 22 songs. On WICKED NATURE, frontman Craig Nicholls makes his debut in the role of record producer. He co-produced disc one with regarded Australian tape loving analog producer Paul McKercher (You Am I) and then he assumes full control over the production duties for the second disc. The Vines have been a mercurial band since they arrived in 2002. Their talent took hold when the debut album HIGHLY EVOLVED launched them as one of Rock music's new saviors. It was a height though that the volatile band was never going to maintain for long. At some point the tales took over the talent and became their namesake camouflage. Out of sight the band might have been, but not out of the studio.
Nick & Knight - Nick & Knight Nick & Knight - Nick & Knight
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Blonde Redhead - Barragan Blonde Redhead - Barragan
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2014 release, the ninth studio album from the Alt-Rock band. BARRAGAN is ambitious. Tracks like 'Dripping', 'The One I Love', and 'Defeatist Anthem (Harry And I)' have all the emotional punches of previous high water marks in the band's repertoire - the just feel slightly less calculated, more serendipitous. Formed in 1993, Blonde Redhead have never made records for fame, or for money, or to ape their teenage heroes, or to indulge any of the dumb, ephemeral impulses that clog up the blogosphere with dumb, ephemeral music. They make music, simply, because they have to.
Van Morrison - The Complete Bang Sessions [Limited Edition Vinyl] Van Morrison - The Complete Bang Sessions [Limited Edition Vinyl]
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A very special, strictly limited velvet jacket edition of the complete 1967 recordings made by Van Morrison that launched his solo career into the stratosphere! Features all of the tracks from Van s solo debut including the monster hit Brown Eyed Girl all digitally remastered for this special 180 gram pressing on splatter red & black vinyl with full color insert!
Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 16 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 11/8/69 Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 16 Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA 11/8/69
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Reputedly one of Dead archivist Dick Latvala's favorite concerts, and the first of the Dick's Picks series to present a 60s show, Vol. 16 or, more specifically, disc one of Vol. 16, captures a crucial turning point in the band's history. There you will find embryonic versions of the songs that were to form Workingman's Dead, as the group begins to steer away from the psychedelic, blues-based jamming of their early years towards the country-rock pole star that was to guide much of their early 70s music (and the friendly hometown crowd at the Fillmore proves the ideal audience for the premiere of the new material).
Code Orange Kids - I Am King Code Orange Kids - I Am King
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'I Am King' is the new album from Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids), recorded at God City Studios by Kurt Ballou. Unpredictability is the law as Code Orange navigate through their distorted world. Title track 'I Am King' shifts from 'heavy' to 'hard to define' through the use of unorthodox guitar work/percussion and chaotic structure. While songs 'Dreams in Inertia', 'Starve', and 'Bind You' all wear an art-rock crown while claiming a metallic throne. It's not just melodious experimentation though, 'Unclean Spirit', 'My World', and 'Thinners of the Herd' show Code Orange reimagining what aggressive music can be. Elevating and expanding what can be done within the confines of it without leaving it behind entirely. Proving that Code Orange are true artists and not just 'kids' anymore.
Zeus - Classic Zeus Zeus - Classic Zeus
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Stephen Stills - Bread & Roses Festival 4th September 1978 Stephen Stills - Bread & Roses Festival 4th September 1978
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Meridian - Awful Truth Meridian - Awful Truth
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Evolving since the Spring of 2012, alternative- hardcore band MERIDIAN started with the mindset to breathe life into a dying scene. After self-releasing their Reformation EP in 2013 they developed a loyal following and within a year had completed several tours across the East Coast.
Anthony D'amato - The Shipwreck From the Shore Anthony D'amato - The Shipwreck From the Shore
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Anthony D Amato releases his 2014 album, The Shipwreck From The Shore, a riveting 10-track collection. The NYC-based songwriter is growing from his early homespun self-recorded solo acoustic work to a more ambitious, full-band sound. The album was recorded at The Great North Sound Society, an 18th Century farmhouse-turned-studio deep in the woods of Maine.
Mutual Benefit - Cowboys Prayer Mutual Benefit - Cowboys Prayer
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Hammerfall - (R)Evolution Hammerfall - (R)Evolution
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Haunted - Exit Wounds Haunted - Exit Wounds
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Half Japanese - Overjoyed Half Japanese - Overjoyed
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Announcing Overjoyed, the first album in 13 years from legendary punk band Half Japanese. One of the most influential bands of all time, Jad Fair and Half Japanese spearheaded the DIY and Lo-Fi movements, influencing countless bands such as Sonic Youth, Neutral Milk Hotel, Daniel Johnston, and perhaps most notably, Kurt Cobain (who ranked Half Japanese amongst his top 50 favorites, had them open the In Utero tour, and was wearing their t-shirt when he died). Without exaggeration, Half Japanese is one of the most important bands in the history of music. Overjoyed was recorded and produced by John Dieterich of Deerhoof, and ranks amongst the best albums of the band's catalog.
Game Theory - Blaze Of Glory Game Theory - Blaze Of Glory
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Homeboy Sandman - Hallways Homeboy Sandman - Hallways
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Richie Kotzen - Essential Richie Kotzen Richie Kotzen - Essential Richie Kotzen
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Killjoy Club - Reindeer Games Killjoy Club - Reindeer Games
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Debut album from this underground rap supergroup featuring the Insane Clown Posse and Da Mafia Six.
Various Artists - Dear Jean: Artist Celebrate Jean Ritchie Various Artists - Dear Jean: Artist Celebrate Jean Ritchie
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The 37 track, 2-CD set features performances from an impressive array of Ritchie's fans and admirers, all of whom have come together to honor the living legacy of the Kentucky-born singer/songwriter many refer to as The Mother of Folk. Contributors were intentionally selected to represent the diversity of genres and generations Ritchie has influenced throughout her life, with classic artists like Pete Seeger, Judy Collins, Janis Ian, Kathy Mattea, Tim O'Brien, Robin and Linda Williams, Oscar Brand, and Dale Ann Bradley sharing the spotlight with up and coming talents like the Starry Mountain Singers, Rachael Davis, and Matt Brown.
Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend
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Two years after leveling the expectations of critics and listeners alike with Atma, doom powerhouse YOB unleashes Clearing the Path to Ascend, an aptly titled album for what will undoubtedly be the trio's crowning achievement.
Wolf - Devil Seed Wolf - Devil Seed
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Calico the Band - Rancho California Calico the Band - Rancho California
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Calico the band is three: Kirsten Proffit, Manda Mosher, and Aubrey Richmond. All are great and dedicated musicians, each with accomplished and celebrated solo careers under way. That is, until Calico brought them together. As powerful as each is individually, an undeniable magic occurs when all three come together. It's at the heart of their debut album, RANCHO CALIFORNIA, which is replete with singularly strong songwriting chops, rich harmonies, and a pervasive Americana passion. Like the expansive spirit of Laurel Canyon that spawned so many famous bands and artists, now comes this new spirit, rooted in the vast valleys and canyons of L.A.
Various Artists - God Help The Girl [Soundtrack] Various Artists - God Help The Girl [Soundtrack]
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God Help The Girl is a musical feature film, written and directed by Stuart Murdoch, lead singer of the group Belle and Sebastian. It was produced by Barry Mendel and stars Emily Browning, Olly Alexander and Hannah Murray. The film was shot, edited, scored and mixed in Glasgow.
Justin Furstenfeld - Songs From An Open Book Justin Furstenfeld - Songs From An Open Book
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Color Morale - Hold On Pain Ends Color Morale - Hold On Pain Ends
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Jimmy Eat World - Futures: Remastered Vinyl Jimmy Eat World - Futures: Remastered Vinyl
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'Giving Jimmy Eat World's Futures the full SRCHIFI treatment includes audiophile-level pressing and premium packaging providing fans with a genuine experience. Mastered by audiophile engineer, Kevin Gray, and pressed as a 180 gram 33 1/3 RPM double vinyl by Pallas in Germany, the album includes the vinyl bonus track, Shame. Futures art will be displayed to its full capacity throughout a matte triple panel gatefold jacket with spot UV and accompanied by an 11 x 22 insert. - 180G double LP audiophile pressing by Pallas - Exclusive Blue color discs - Matte triple gatefold jacket with 11x22 Insert - Remastered from the highest quality 16/44.1khz recordings and mastered at 33 1/3 RPM by Kevin Gray - Includes bonus track, ''Shame'' Vinyl Color: 180 Gram Blue
Jimmy Eat World - Clarity: Remastered Vinyl Jimmy Eat World - Clarity: Remastered Vinyl
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'Giving Jimmy Eat World's Clarity the full SRCHIFI treatment includes audiophile-level pressing and premium packaging, providing fans with a genuine experience. Pressed as a 180 gram double vinyl at Pallas in Germany, the original album was cut from analogue masters at 96 kHz/24-bit and cut to 33 1/3 RPM by Kevin Gray. Additionally, the album includes the two vinyl bonus tracks, Christmas Card and Sweetness without reordering the flow of the original track listing. The album art will be displayed to its full capacity throughout a matte gatefold jacket with spot UV and accompanied by an 11 x 22 insert. - 180G double LP audiophile pressing by Pallas - Exclusive Clear color discs - Matte gatefold jacket with spot UV, 11x22 Insert - Original album cut from analogue masters at 96 kHz/24-bit and cut to 33 1/3 RPM by Kevin Gray - Includes bonus tracks, ''Christmas Card'' and ''Sweetness'' Vinyl Color: 180 Gram Clear
Walls Group - Fast Forward Walls Group - Fast Forward
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Solstafir - Otta Solstafir - Otta
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Frank Foster - Rhythm And Whiskey Frank Foster - Rhythm And Whiskey
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Dark Fortress - Venereal Dawn Dark Fortress - Venereal Dawn
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Incite - Up In Hell Incite - Up In Hell
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Incite remains one of the most formidable and fresh forces in heavy metal. Their third full-length album, Up In Hell, reinforces that status. Teaming up with award-winning super producer Matt Hyde [Deftones, Slayer], the Phoenix, AZ quintet unleash a torrent of staggering grooves, thrashing riffs, and pummeling rhythms. Over the years, they've toured alongside the likes of Dillinger Escape Plan, Soulfly, Throwdown, Cavalera Conspiracy, and more. Moreover, they've been extolled by everybody from Kerrang! and Revolver to ARTISTdirect. In addition, they've gone Top 40 on Sirius Metal Charts with tracks like 'Army of Darkness' and the Devil's Dozen on Liquid Metal with 'The Aftermath'. Revolver also named All Out War its 'Album of the Week' upon release. However, there s nothing like spending time in Hell with them.
Kim Carnes - Barking At Airplanes - Paper Sleeve - CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica Kim Carnes - Barking At Airplanes - Paper Sleeve - CD Deluxe Vinyl Replica
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Digitally remastered and housed in a miniature LP sleeve. Kim Carnes released the solo album Barking At Airplanes in 1985 and, for the first time, she co-produced the album herself. This helped forge a consistent sound throughout the set of strong tracks, including the title song which became a hit.
Jeezy - Seen It All [Single] Jeezy - Seen It All [Single]
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