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New Release Round-Up 07-29-14

New Release Round-Up 07-29-14

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye

Hypnotic Eye is the latest album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. "I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record," Petty told Rolling Stone in April. "We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time." The album is available now and you can preview the tracks as well as check out the promotional video which also covers his upcoming US tour here.  Don't forget that if you picked up the recent Indie Exclusive CD Single, American Dream Plan B, then you can go ahead and use that $2 coupon towards the new album.

Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

The Voyager is Jenny Lewis's most deeply personal album to date, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of Rilo Kiley. The Voyager's rootsy, golden glow comes courtesy of Lewis and the artists she chose to produce various tracks, including Ryan Adams (who, alongside Mike Viola, produced all but three of the tracks), Beck, and Lewis' longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice. The Voyager finds the always relatable songwriter at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent experiences with honesty and incisiveness. The album is available now and you can preview the tracks as well as watch the fantastic video for her recent single Just One Of The Guys which features a few of her famous friends taking on band duties. And if you bought the recent Indie Exclusive Single then feel free to make use of that $2 coupon towards the album. 

When Beck originally released his Song Reader project it was inevitable that one day we would hear the recorded versions.  The twist though is that he asked a few of his musical buddies to take the helm. With Beck and music supervisor Randall Poster producing the album, he invited highly regarded musicians such as Jack White, Jarvis Cocker, Laura Marling, Sparks, Loudon Wainwright III, Norah Jones, Fun. and Jack Black to give their interpretations of the songs. There is also a tune by Tweedy, the new band formed by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer.

Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale's influence on Clapton and many of today's artists cannot be understated. To honor JJ's legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale). With performances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White, the album features 16 beloved JJ Cale songs and is named for the 1972 single "Call Me The Breeze."

Jenny Lewis - The VoyagerInstallation artist, musician and America's Got Talent finalist William Close explores the relationship between architecture and music while reflecting the heart of The Earth Harp Collective's sound on Behind The Veil. The album features lush Rock/Classical fusions, inspired original tracks & fresh interpretations of beloved coves such as The Who's "Love Reign O'er Me."





Plus there are other great, new releases including Theory Of A Deadman return to their roots with more angst and darkness on their new album Savages which is heralded by the fiery single, Drown, produced by longtime collaborator Howard Benson (Halestorm, My Chemical Romance). The long awaited 2014 album Wastoid from Stardeath & White Dwarfs is here. Their heavy, gods-hammering sound owes as much to sludgy prog-rock influences like King Crimson and Pink Floyd as it does to Uncle Wayne's oeuvre.  Get On Up: The James Brown Story [Soundtrack] features studio and standout live versions of many of Brown's top soul/funk hits- from his first, 1956's 'Please Please Please' to 'Out Of Sight,' 'I Got You (I Feel Good),' 'Try Me,' 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag,' 'It's A Man's Man's Man's World,' and 'Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine.' Cold World, The new album from Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens is a menagerie of Soul music at its finest, untied by the strong message-laden lyrics. Stuck is the third album from American hard rock outfit Adelitas Way and follows their 2011 release, Home School Valedictorian..  And one of the best live albums of all time is about to get considerably better. The Allman Brothers Band's cornerstone LP, At Fillmore East, compiled from the four sets recorded on the weekend of March 12-13, 1971, has been expanded, stretching over six CDs with fifteen unreleased tracks.  The album is also available as an expanded 4LP Edition as well as a 3 Blu-Ray Audio Edition


Plus, Marc BroussardShabazz PalacesGuardians Of The GalaxyThe Best Of 2 ToneLive At Wacken 2013Land ObservationsFela KutiJack & ElizaJim-E StackKaren MantlerRick WakemanDream AcademyBette MidlerDark LotusThe Muffs, Cass ElliotGeorge Tandy, Jr.Bob DylanHooray For EarthVan Dyke ParksGhostbusters [Soundtrack] and Johnny Winter all have new albums today.


CURRENT SINGLES

There are also a couple of singles available, including Wiz Khalifa with his Indie Exclusive CD single We Dem Boyz which includes a $2 off coupon for his upcoming album Blacc Hollywood which is due 08/19. Weezer make a strong return with their new single Back To The Shack which is taken from their forthcoming album Everything Will Be Alright In The End which is due to be released 09/30. And The Wind And The Wave release The Heart It Beats The Thunder Rolls, the latest single from the album From The Wreckage which is due 08/05.

EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW

The Once - DeparturesLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Depatures, the new album from The Once. Named for a unique Newfoundland phrase that means "imminently," now is indeed the time for The Once. Decorated with awards in Canada, they were nominated for a JUNO in 2012 for the Group: Roots & Traditional Album of the Year and have won 4 Music Newfoundland Awards, 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards and the 2011 ECMA Group Recording of the Year. The Once are about to embark on an amazing journey, spending much of the upcoming year touring the world with chart-topping artist, Passenger. Departures 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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New Release Round-Up 07-22-14

New Release Round-Up 07-22-14

Hot on the heels of their acclaimed album Indigo Meadow, The Black Angels release their new EP Clear Lake Forest featuring 7 entirely new tracks.  Originally released as a limited edition 10" Vinyl for Record Store Day the EP is now available on CD or Limited Edition Clear 12" Vinyl.

Ever since his single War Sweater jettisoned him into stardom five years ago (thanks to a game-changing plug on One Tree Hill), Wakey!Wakey! has built a following that's as passionate as his compositions. Built on broader themes such as rescue and hope, Salvation is the follow-up to Wakey!Wakey!'s acclaimed debut, Almost Everything I Wish I'd Said the Last time I Saw You.

Yes - Heaven & EarthHeaven & Earth is the first YES album featuring new singer Jon Davison along with bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Steve Howe, drummer Alan White, and keyboardist Geoff Downes and follows on the heels of the successful and acclaimed 2011 release, Fly From Here. The new album was produced by Roy Thomas Baker (Queen, The Who, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Cars, Foreigner, Journey, Cheap Trick etc.) You can preview the album as well as watch the Lyric Video for the amazing as ever track In A World Of Our Own here.



In the grand tradition of great pop duos like Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Captain and Tenille, Simon and Garfunkel, Hall and Oates, and Shields and Yarnell; Got a Girl is the blossoming collaboration between Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Smashed; The Spectacular Now) and superproducer Dan 'The Automator' Nakamura (Gorillaz; Deltron 3030).  On their debut album I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, Got a Girl serves up a sweet and sharply carbonated cocktail of the epic, the baroque, the absurd by turns sentimental and postmodern, and in total, utterly irresistible.


Mike Doughty - Live At Kens HouseLast year Mike Doughty went on tour playing only songs from his old 90's band, Soul Coughing. The last 4 days of the tour, Pete Wilhoit, Catherine Popper, and Doughty himself recorded an album of the Soul Coughing songs they played during the tour performed live.  Live At Ken's House is available now and you can preview the album here and watch the video for his reworking of the track Super Bon Bon






Plus there are other great, new releases including Toronto based Alvvays who on their debut album Alvvays have created a sun-splashed record which is loud and clear and sure. Houston-based R&B singer Dominique Henry AKA Love Dominique follows up her critically successful EP Wicked Heart with the self titled album Love Dominique.  ZZ Top underscore their bad and nationwide bonafides with The Baddest, a hit collection packed with many of the biggest songs that have made "that little ol band from Texas" among rock's most legendary groups. Two-time Grammy Award-winning Chicago rapper, actor Common releases his tenth studio album Nobody's Smiling. British synthpop artist La Roux returns with Trouble In Paradise which may well be the best pop album we will hear this year.  And The Raveonettes Pe'ahi is the duo’s finest effort in years and a great example of what shoegazey noise-pop can do in 2014.


Plus, Real FriendsOld Crow Medicine ShowRichard ThompsonAnberlinFreemanNico VegaRx Bandits5 Seconds Of SummerTest Of TimeDrengePS I Love You(Hed) P.E.OverkillWithin The RuinsFozzyCrown The Empire and The Beatles all have new albums today.


CURRENT SINGLES

There are also a couple of singles available, including British Dance heroes Basement Jaxx who release Never Say Never, the fantastic single taken from their forthcoming album Junto (Out 08/25). Dry The River release Everlasting Light which is taken from their new album Alarms In The Heart (Out 08/25). And Heartist release Ignite, the latest single from the album Feeding Fiction which is due 08/12.

EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic EyeLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Hypnotic Eye, the latest album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. "I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record," Petty told Rolling Stone in April. "We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time." The album is available now for pre order and you can check out the promotional video which also covers his upcoming US tour here.  Don't forget that if you picked up the recent Indie Exclusive CD Single, American Dream Plan B, then you can go ahead and use that $2 coupon towards the new album.



Jenny Lewis - The VoyagerThe Voyager is Jenny Lewis's most deeply personal album to date, documenting her struggle to cope following the death of her estranged father in 2010 and the subsequent break-up of Rilo Kiley. The Voyager's rootsy, golden glow comes courtesy of Lewis and the artists she chose to produce various tracks, including Ryan Adams (who, alongside Mike Viola, produced all but three of the tracks), Beck, and Lewis' longtime collaborator Johnathan Rice. The Voyager finds the always relatable songwriter at her sharp-witted best, singing about her recent experiences with honesty and incisiveness. The album is available now for pre order and you can check out the fantastic video for her recent single Just One Of The Guys which features a few of her famous friends taking on band duties. And if you bought the recent Indie Exclusive Single then feel free to make use of that $2 coupon towards the album. 


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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Old Crow Medicine Show - Remedy - Now Available on Vinyl

Old Crow Medicine Show  - Remedy - Now Available on Vinyl

Old Crow Medicine Show  - Remedy

The Americana bluegrass string band Old Crow Medicine Show continue to maintain their sound as heard on their previous albums while embracing new techniques and directions on their eighth effort Remedy. This release marks the follow up to 2012's Carry Me Back and includes the track "Sweet Amarillo" which, like previous recording and band signature tune "Wagon Wheel," is a reinterpretation of music by Bob Dylan. You can preview the album here and also check out the album trailer video which gives you a perfect taste of their incredible album.

VINYL AVAILABLE THIS WEEK

 
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BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER

BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER

As a store who has a particular focus on Blue Note artists, we are very proud to announce that we have teamed up with Record Store Day and the legendary Blue Note Records to celebrate their 75th Anniversary year by signing on at the creation to become a BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER.  Blue Note will be reissuing 100 titles from their legendary catalog over the course of the year, and as a Blue Note Authorized Dealer (BNAD), we will be the place to find those reissues, as well as a monthly EXCLUSIVE reissue, which you can find first, and for a limited time ONLY at Blue Note Authorized Dealers. Blue Note Records devotees and folks wanting to learn more about this celebrated label will want to seek out these special releases. 

The 75th Anniversary celebration is being personally guided by Blue Note Records President Don Was, and this big fan of record stores was also involved in the creation of BNADs:  

“It's impossible to overstate the beauty of the serotonin and dopamine rush that one experiences by browsing thru a REAL live Record Store! Speaking as a music fan, I'm so grateful to the independent retailers who've kept this tradition alive. The history of Blue Note is inextricably interwoven with these incredible stores... It's a great honor and a very natural progression for us to partner-up with them in this uber-cool Authorized Dealership program.”

Check out the list of Blue Note Authorized Dealer releases and the special Anniversary reissues HERE.

 
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Bowlethereal 7" EP

bowlethereal

Two man group from Richmond featuring Pen Rollins and Brian Metz.  Six one-minute songs reminiscent of Loincloth and Breadwinner, packaged in a limited-edition 7"EP.

 

 
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Music Releases 07-29-14

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Hypnotic Eye
New CD: $17.98   $12.99
Digital: $11.49
Video
Hypnotic Eye is the latest album from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, and the first album from the band in four years. "I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record, " Petty told Rolling Stone in April. "We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time."
Jenny Lewis - The Voyager Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Video
Celebrated California singer songwriter Jenny Lewis presents The Voyager. This is the former Rilo Kiley frontwoman's third solo album and first in six years, following 2006's Rabbit Fur Coat (with The Watson Twins) and 2008's Acid Tongue.
Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale) Eric Clapton - Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale)
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $11.49
Eric Clapton has often stated that JJ Cale is one of the single most important figures in rock history, a sentiment echoed by many of his fellow musicians. Cale s influence on Clapton and many of today s artists cannot be understated. To honor JJ s legacy, a year after his passing, Clapton gathered a group of like-minded friends and musicians for Eric Clapton & Friends - The Breeze (An Appreciation of JJ Cale). With performances by Clapton, Mark Knopfler, John Mayer, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty, Derek Trucks and Don White, the album features 16 beloved JJ Cale songs and is named for the 1972 single "Call Me The Breeze."
Johnny Winter - Live Bootleg Series Volume 11 [Limited Edition Remastered] Johnny Winter - Live Bootleg Series Volume 11 [Limited Edition Remastered]
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
For Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Series Volume 11, the artist surely becomes his instrument in some incredibly guitar shredding live performances. The blues wielding axeman steps out with super extended workouts on concert classics like his masterful version of the Taj Mahal's classic E-Z Rider, Johnny's stellar interpretation of Jimmy Reed's Baby What's Wrong and a super revisit of the blues classic Boot Hill. Always paying homage to his fellow bluesmen, Johnny also dug far back into his archives for three super rare performances of the stellar Muddy Waters classics Long Distance Call, She Moves Me and a hard rockin' masterwork of Rollin' and Tumblin'. Friday Music is very honored to be the home of Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Series Volume 11. As with our previous releases, these are totally produced, authorized, owned, controlled by Johnny Winter himself.
Allman Brothers Band - The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (6 CD Edition) Allman Brothers Band - The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings (6 CD Edition)
New CD: $79.98   $74.99
One of the best live albums of all time is about to get considerably better. The Allman Brothers Band's cornerstone LP, At Fillmore East, compiled from the four sets recorded on the weekend of March 12-13, 1971, has been expanded, stretching over six CDs with fifteen unreleased tracks. Additionally, The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings contains the complete June 27 performance during the iconic venue-s final weekend, after the band was handpicked by impresario Bill Graham to headline closing night. The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings captures the most inspired improvisational rock unit ever at the peak of their prodigious powers, blazing their way through extended instrumental elaborations, so taut and virtuosic, that the crowds that packed the Fillmore East on those memorable nights were utterly transfixed. When it came to live performance, no other band could touch the Allmans.
Theory Of A Deadman - Savages Theory Of A Deadman - Savages
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Savages is heralded by the fiery single, "Drown," produced by longtime collaborator Howard Benson (Halestorm, My Chemical Romance). Tyler Connolly, vocalist and guitarist of Theory Of A Deadman commented, "We went back to where we belong on this record, back to the angst, back to the darkness. We veered off the road a bit on this one but it took us right to where we needed to be." Connolly expanded further on the band's inspiration behind "Drown" stating, " "Drown" is about being alone, the feeling of being washed away and left to your own devices. We've all felt that way at some point in our lives; unable to stay afloat, we sink to the bottom which always seems easier in the end than fighting your way back to the surface."
Stardeath and White Dwarfs - Wastoid Stardeath and White Dwarfs - Wastoid
New CD: $12.98
Digital: $9.99
The long awaited 2014 album! Stardeath & White Dwarfs' heavy, gods-hammering sound owes as much to sludgy prog-rock influences like King Crimson and Pink Floyd as it does to Uncle Wayne's oeuvre.
James Brown - Get On Up: The James Brown Story [Soundtrack] James Brown - Get On Up: The James Brown Story [Soundtrack]
New CD: $13.95
Digital: $9.99
'The Godfather of Soul.' 'The Hardest Working Man in Show Business.' 'Mr. Dynamite.' 'Soul Brother Number One.' For more than 50 years, these and other honorifics have described American music icon James Brown.
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens - Cold World Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens - Cold World
New CD: $14.98
Digital: $9.99
At the heart of it, Cold World is a Soul record but the cross section of sub-genres the album weaves through makes it difficult to label it plainly as such. There are tracks like ‘Sinner’, ‘Heaven Is Mine’, and ‘Humble Me’ that capture the group’s penchant for Soul grooves, seasoned with Naomi’s tough vocal delivery, and the Queens melodic interplay, which captures perhaps better than any of the other tracks, NSGQ’s live show. Then there’s some hard funk by way of ‘Bound for the Promised Land’, ‘Cold World’, and ‘Thank You Lord’ – the percolating church rave-up of ‘Get Up, Child’, the country heavy ‘One Day’, and ‘I Earned Mine’, and the bouncing rumba of ‘Everybody Knows.’ This album is a menagerie of Soul music at its finest, untied by the strong message-laden lyrics.
Adelitas Way - Stuck Adelitas Way - Stuck
New CD: $10.99
Digital: $9.99
Stuck is the third album from American hard rock outfit Adelitas Way and follows their 2011 release, Home School Valedictorian. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Rush), the album sees the band continue with its own brand of rock, inspired by the likes of Nirvana, Metallica, and Stone Temple Pilots.
Marc Broussard - A Life Worth Living Marc Broussard - A Life Worth Living
New CD: $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Louisiana's favorite son returns with a set that's part laid back soul, part blistering R&B, and all Marc BROUssard, as they say down in Carencro.
Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty Shabazz Palaces - Lese Majesty
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Lese Majesty is the second album by Shabazz Palaces, the Seattle-based experimental hip-hop group featuring Palaceer Lazaro (aka Ishmael Butler, formerly of Digable Planets) and Fly Guy Dai (aka Tendai Maraire). Lese Majesty is not a launching pad for the group s fan base increasing propaganda. It is a series of astral suites, recorded happenings, shared. It was recorded and produced by Shabazz Palaces at at Protect and Exalt Labs, a Black Space in Seattle, Washington.
Fela Kuti - Finding Fela [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] Fela Kuti - Finding Fela [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
Digital: $15.99
The soundtrack to the film Finding Fela which tells the story of Fela Kuti s life, his music, and his social and political importance. This in-depth look at the man who created Afrobeat (the fusion of Jazz, traditional West African rhythms, Funk, Highlife, and psychedelic rock) includes 17 of Fela's classic tracks plus a never-before released live version of "Colonial Mentality" recorded at the New Afrika Shine in Fela's hometown of Lagos and features Femi Kuti on saxophone. With his audacious music and much courage, Fela helped fight corruption and autocracy in freshly democratized Nigeria.
Beck - Beck Song Reader Beck - Beck Song Reader
New CD: $13.99
Digital: $10.99
This 20-track collection features exclusively recorded versions of Beck songs from the Song Reader release, with Beck and music supervisor Randall Poster producing the album.
Rough Guide - Rough Guide to Palestine Rough Guide - Rough Guide to Palestine
New CD: $14.98
Digital: $9.99
Palestine is a beautiful ancient land of faith where conflict appears to overshadow its creative voices. This unique Rough Guide explores the diverse and wonderful array of music that springs out of adversity and expresses the deep roots of Palestinian identity.
Rough Guide - Rough Guide to the Music of Sahara Rough Guide - Rough Guide to the Music of Sahara
New CD: $14.98
Digital: $9.99
Almost as big as the USA, the vast Sahara spans Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. Despite being the hottest desert on earth, it is home to millions of people whose diverse cultures and traditions create a vivid cultural landscape. This Rough Guide features the region s best-loved artists as well as exploring beyond the arid sandscapes to reveal hidden Saharan sounds.
Karen Mantler - Business Is Bad Karen Mantler - Business Is Bad
New CD: $18.98   $17.98
Digital: $11.49
Business is bad confesses Karen Mantler, and many in the music world will sympathize. Almost 20 years have passed since Karens last leader album on XtraWatt (Farewell). In the interim she has been a Virgin artist with her Pet Project disc, appeared on several recordings with parents Michael Mantler (The School of Understanding) and Carla Bley (The Carla Bley Big Band Goes To Church, Looking for America, Appearing Nightly), been a member of the Golden Palaminos, participated in diverse Robert Wyatt tribute bands and homages to Disney and Nino Rota, played accordion on street corners, given harmonica lessons, and served coffee in SoHo.
Dream Academy - Morning Lasted All Day: A Retrospective Dream Academy - Morning Lasted All Day: A Retrospective
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
The Morning Lasted All Day features such nuggets as the unreleased songs Living in a War (with David Gilmour on guitar), The Chosen Few (with Gilmour playing electric and slide guitar) and The Last Day of the War (a lost track recorded right after Life in a Northern Town ); the unreleased and much requested instrumental of Power to Believe from the John Hughes-directed film Trains, Planes & Automobiles, co-produced by Hugh Padgham; the rare B-side Girl in a Million, and the long-lost 12-inch side The Demonstration.
Dark Lotus - Mud Water Air & Blood Dark Lotus - Mud Water Air & Blood
New CD: $9.98
Digital: $9.99
Fourth album from the rap supergroup and first in over six years! Dark Lotus is comprised of members of ICP and Twiztid
The Muffs - Whoop Dee Doo The Muffs - Whoop Dee Doo
New CD: $14.98
Digital: $9.99
Whoop Dee Doo may find the Muffs happily doing what they're doing, but they haven't done it quite this well in some time, and song for song this sounds like the trio's most enjoyable album since Bigger and Blonder in 1995.