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New Release Round-Up 07-31-15

New Releases - Fri, 31 Jul 

ALBERT HAMMOND JR. - Momentary Masters - Vagrant Records
New solo album from The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. Momentary Masters is his third solo effort and the follow-up to 2008′s ¿Cómo Te Llama? LP and the 2013 EP AHJ. The 10-track album was produced by Gus Oberg and is Hammond’s first release via Vagrant Records. The album also features musicians Mon Khmer and Bleachers on guitar.  

JOSS STONE - Water For Your Soul - Stone'd Records Ltd
Water For Your Soul is a culmination in Joss Stones's travels in sound, demonstrating how the teen soul prodigy has blossomed into an artist of style and substance. This is an album that pulses with the liquid groove of reggae, dazzles with the mix and match sonic adventure of hip hop, shimmers with the exotic sounds of world music and delivers the emotional belt of R&. Most of the songs for Water For Your Soul had been written and demoed before Joss's Total World Tour began but widening horizons convinced her to completely rethink and recut the record. The sound expanded to include Indian tabla, Bengali lute, Bansuri flute, African and Asian percussion, plus gospel choirs, New Orleans horns and full orchestra. After various experiments, abandoned and revisited sessions, the final album was more or less completed in a 10 day frenzy, with strings being recorded in London, percussion in Hawaii and Joss pulling it together at her own Home Grown Studios in Devon.

LED ZEPPELIN - Deluxe Reissues - Atlantic
Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda have been remastered for 2015 by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release.  Originally released in 1976, Presence was recorded during a whirlwind 18-day session at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany. The album which peaked at #1 in both the U.S. and UK and was certified triple platinum crackles with energy on Zeppelin classics like Nobody's Fault But Mine and Achilles Last Stand and delivers powerful jolts of the group at its visceral best. In Through The Out Door topped the U.S. and UK album charts and has since been certified six-times platinum. Sadly, it would be the last album that Led Zeppelin recorded prior to drummer John Bonham s passing the following year. Among the seven album tracks are Fool In The Rain and All My Love, two songs that remain rock radio staples to this day. The appropriately titled Coda was Led Zeppelin s final album of studio recordings. Released in 1982, it was comprised of eight unreleased tracks recorded between 1970 and 1978. It peaked at #6 on the album charts and has been certified platinum in the U.S. 

TITUS ANDRONICUS - The Most Lamentable Tragedy - Family Hour Records
The Most Lamentable Tragedy is the fourth studio album by Titus Andronicus and the band’s debut for Merge Records. A rock opera in five acts, it will see release on July 31, 2015, as a double CD and triple LP. The central narrative of TMLT (“a work of fiction,” claims singer/songwriter Patrick Stickles) concerns an unnamed protagonist whom we meet in deep despair. 

MIGOS - YRN Tha Album - 300 Entertainment
YRN Tha Album is the debut studio album from hip­hop trio Migos. One of the most highly ­anticipated rap debuts of the year, the record will feature production from long­time collaborator Zaytoven, DJ Mustard, TM88, Honorable C Note and more. The lead single, "One Time", is currently climbing up the radio charts while the official video has garnered over 4.6 million views on YouTube.

BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE - At Least For Now - Capitol
Benjamin Clementine, the acclaimed London-born, Paris-based singer, songwriter and pianist releases his stunning debut album, At Least For Now, in the US. Clementine has packed a lot into his 26 years: heartbreak, homelessness, and reinvention all came before reaching cult status in Paris and eventually receiving the Best New Act honors at 2015 s Les Victoires de la Musique, the French equivalent of the GRAMMY Awards. Raised in a strict religious household in the tough Edmonton section of London, Benjamin started to teach himself the keyboard at age 11, stumbling upon classical rather than contemporary pop; a sparse piano solo by Erik Satie in particular transformed the way he played. At 16 years old, in a rare moment of permitted TV watching, he caught New York avant-gardists Antony and the Johnsons performing the disarmingly naked Hope There's Someone on the BBC. I was confused, scared...it was another world, says Clementine. When it finished, I went back upstairs to my piano and started playing chords.


 

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Suis La Lune - Distance / Closure
Mr. Sun - The People Need Light
Rock Candy Funk Party - Groove Is King
Gatherers - Quiet World
Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods
Natalie Imbruglia - Male
Lianne La Havas - Blood
Teenage Time Killers - Greatest Hits Vol.1
Knuckle Puck - Copacetic
Finger Eleven - Five Crooked Lines
Insane Clown Posse - The Marvelous Missing Link (Found)



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Xandria - Fire & Ashes EP
The Knife - Ready To Lose / Stay Out Here (Rmxs)






 


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New Release Round-Up 07-24-15

New Releases - Fri, 24 Jul 

ROGER WATERS - Amused To Death: Remastered - Sony Legacy
An unblinking look at an entertainment-obsessed society, Amused To Death addresses issues that have only grown in complexity and urgency over the past two decades. With Amused to Death, Roger Waters sounded the alarm about a society increasingly and unthinkingly in thrall to its television screens. Twenty-three years later, Amused to Death speaks to our present moment in ways that could scarcely have been anticipated two decades ago. In 2015, television is just one option in an endless array of distractions available to us anytime, anywhere, courtesy of our laptops, tablets and smartphones. With eyes glued to our screens, the dilemmas and injustices of the real world can easily recede from view.   

PUBLIC ENEMY - Man Plans God Laughs - Spitdigital
Public Enemy release their new album 'Man Plans God Laughs', and it’s the rap group’s thirteenth. Their last record was 2012’s The Evil Empire Of Everything. In an interview with Maxim, Chuck D described the record as “a comment about the 21st century in this technological yet still political world.” 

DUCKTAILS - St. Catherine - Domino
St. Catherine is the 2015 album from Ducktails, the solo project of Real Estate's Matt Mondanile. It is by far his most accomplished album to date. The album is filled with his baroque pop flourishes and layered with his soothing, but sharp vocals. Recorded in Los Angeles and Berlin and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, FIDLAR), St. Catherine is a complex, moody work filled with yearning and lots of the gorgeous melodic fretwork for which Mondanile has become well known for with his work in Real Estate.

WATKINS FAMILY HOURWATKINS FAMILY HOUR - Watkins Family Hour - Family Hour RecordsWatkins Family Hour
Watkins Family Hour - an acclaimed musical collective featuring siblings Sara and Sean Watkins along with Fiona Apple, Benmont Tench, Don Heffington, Greg Leisz and Sebastian Steinberg - release their debut, self-titled album. Additionally, in celebration of the release, the collective will take their "variety show of epic proportions" (Los Angeles Times) to cities across the U.S. this summer kicking off with a performance at the Newport Folk Festival. Video Available 

 

WE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As Romans

WE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As RomansWE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As Romans - Equal Vision RecordsWE CAME AS ROMANS - We Came As Romans
We Came As Romans have built their reputation through near constant touring to become stalwarts of the melodic-hardcore scene, alongside contemporaries like Pierce The Veil and Sleeping With Sirens.  Their latest self-titled album incorporates some more pop elements into the band's traditionally heavy sound, courtesy of accomplished producer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Paramore, Underoath).  We Came As Romans' impressive sales history speaks for itself.
Video Available 

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THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade On

THE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade OnTHE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade On - Signature SoundsTHE DUSTBOWL REVIVAL - With A Lampshade On
With A Lampshade On, The Dustbowl Revival's fourth album, finally shines a light on the band’s strength as a live act. They formed in L.A.’s bohemian enclave of Venice Beach in late 2007, the result of a hopeful Craigslist ad posted by bandleader Zach Lupetin, a Midwestern transplant who hoped to join together players in the string band and brass band traditions. Since then, one thing has become clear as the group grows more confident in their abilities: Dustbowl does its best work onstage. 
Video Available 

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THE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote This

THE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote ThisTHE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote This - Victory RecordsTHE BUNNY THE BEAR - A Liar Wrote This
The Bunny The Bear have broken new ground with their 5th album, A Liar Wrote This. The far-reaching album defies genre boundaries with its expansive style that bridges pop, spellbinding soul and introduces the acidic, yet velvety voice of new “Bear” Haley Roback.  “A Liar Wrote This has already taken a very special place in my heart,” confesses Matt “The Bunny” Tybor. “I am extremely proud of the hard work put in by all involved, especially Haley, my new “Bear.” It was wonderful working with my long-time friend and producer Doug White, and I couldn’t be more confident with the new direction we’ve taken. We didn’t want to shut fans out by doing a 180 degree change, but the vigor Haley brings definitely earns its place on A Liar Wrote This.”Video Available 

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Ashley Monroe - The Blade
Muddy Waters 100 - Muddy Waters 100
Grave Babies - Holographic Violence
Lamb Of God - VII: Sturm Und Drang
Strange Wilds - Subjective Concepts
On An On - And The Wave Has Two Sides
Warren Haynes - Ashes & Dust
Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More For The Fans
Groove Armada - Little Black Book
Amy Helm - Didn't It Rain
Joe Satriani - Shockwave Supernova
Prince Royce - Double Vision
Jill Scott - Woman




& More .....

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - Sweet Disorder!
David Bowie - Fame: 40th Anniversary Picture Disc
The World Is A Beautiful Place... - Death To New Years
MXMS - Omg / Rx
Steep Canyon Rangers - Blow Me Away






 


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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The Damned documentary

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Volunteer At Richmond Folk Festival 2015



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Music Releases 07-31-15

Albert Hammond, Jr. - Momentary Masters Albert Hammond, Jr. - Momentary Masters
New CD: $11.98
New solo album from The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. Momentary Masters is his third solo effort and the follow-up to 2008′s ¿Cómo Te Llama? LP and the 2013 EP AHJ. The 10-track album was produced by Gus Oberg and is Hammond’s first release via Vagrant Records. The album also features musicians Mon Khmer and Bleachers on guitar.
Joss Stone - Water For Your Soul Joss Stone - Water For Your Soul
New CD: $13.98
Water For Your Soul is a culmination in Joss Stone's travels in sound, demonstrating how the teen soul prodigy has blossomed into an artist of style and substance. This is an album that pulses with the liquid groove of reggae, dazzles with the mix and match sonic adventure of hip hop, shimmers with the exotic sounds of world music and delivers the emotional belt of R&. Most of the songs for Water For Your Soul had been written and demoed before Joss's Total World Tour began but widening horizons convinced her to completely rethink and recut the record. The sound expanded to include Indian tabla, Bengali lute, Bansuri flute, African and Asian percussion, plus gospel choirs, New Orleans horns and full orchestra. After various experiments, abandoned and revisited sessions, the final album was more or less completed in a 10 day frenzy, with strings being recorded in London, percussion in Hawaii and Joss pulling it together at her own Home Grown Studios in Devon.
Led Zeppelin - Presence: Remastered Deluxe Edition [2CD] Led Zeppelin - Presence: Remastered Deluxe Edition [2CD]
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda have been remastered for 2015 by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release. Originally released in 1976, Presence was recorded during a whirlwind 18-day session at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany. The album which peaked at #1 in both the U.S. and UK and was certified triple platinum crackles with energy on Zeppelin classics like Nobody s Fault But Mine and Achilles Last Stand and delivers powerful jolts of the group at its visceral best.
Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door: Remastered Deluxe Edition [2CD] Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door: Remastered Deluxe Edition [2CD]
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda have been remastered for 2015 by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release. In Through The Out Door topped the U.S. and UK album charts and has since been certified six-times platinum. Sadly, it would be the last album that Led Zeppelin recorded prior to drummer John Bonham s passing the following year. Among the seven album tracks are Fool In The Rain and All My Love, two songs that remain rock radio staples to this day.
Led Zeppelin - Coda: Remastered Deluxe Edition [3CD] Led Zeppelin - Coda: Remastered Deluxe Edition [3CD]
New CD: $24.98
Presence, In Through The Out Door, and Coda have been remastered for 2015 by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by companion audio comprised of previously unreleased music related to the original release. The appropriately titled Coda was Led Zeppelin s final album of studio recordings. Released in 1982, it was comprised of eight unreleased tracks recorded between 1970 and 1978. It peaked at #6 on the album charts and has been certified platinum in the U.S.
Lianne La Havas - Blood Lianne La Havas - Blood
New CD: $13.98
When touring for her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? came to a close, Lianne La Havas headed to Jamaica with her mother for a long-awaited holiday that evolved into an experience of self-discovery. She enjoyed emotional reunions with long-lost relatives; embraced Kingston's clubs; and even jammed in front of her family for the first time during a session with legendary dancehall/reggae producer Stephen McGregor. Exploring her roots inspired La Havas's writing. Lyrically, she says, the songs she wrote are almost all related to "the feeling of who you are and where you come from." And musically, La Havas took inspiration from Jamaica's love of grooves, rhythms, and syncopation. McGregor ultimately joined in the making of Blood along with a rich collection of others, including Adele/FKA twigs collaborator Paul Epworth and Matt Hales of Aqualung.
Teenage Time Killers - Greatest Hits Vol.1 Teenage Time Killers - Greatest Hits Vol.1
New CD: $12.98
The long-gestating brainchild of Corrosion Of Conformity founder/drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin, guitarist Mick Murphy (My Ruin, The Birds of Satan, Neanderthal) and producer John “Lou” Lousteau, Teenage Time Killers’ Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is 20 concise seismic shocks created by an all-star line up of punk and metal legends spanning decades.
Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy
New CD: $15.98
The Most Lamentable Tragedy [hereafter TMLT] is the fourth studio album by Titus Andronicus [hereafter +@] and the band’s debut for Merge Records. A rock opera in five acts, it will see release on July 31, 2015, as a double CD and triple LP. The central narrative of TMLT (“a work of fiction,” claims singer/songwriter Patrick Stickles) concerns an unnamed protagonist whom we meet in deep despair.
Migos - Yrn Tha Album Migos - Yrn Tha Album
New CD: $13.98
YRN Tha Album is the debut studio album from hip­hop trio Migos. One of the most highly­anticipated rap debuts of the year, the record will feature production from long­time collaborator Zaytoven, DJ Mustard, TM88, Honorable C Note and more. The lead single, "One Time", is currently climbing up the radio charts while the official video has garnered over 4.6 million views on YouTube.
Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now Benjamin Clementine - At Least For Now
New CD: $10.99
Benjamin Clementine, the acclaimed London-born, Paris-based singer, songwriter and pianist will release his stunning debut album, At Least For Now, on July 31st in the US. Clementine has packed a lot into his 26 years: heartbreak, homelessness, and reinvention all came before reaching cult status in Paris and eventually receiving the Best New Act honors at 2015 s Les Victoires de la Musique, the French equivalent of the GRAMMY Awards. Raised in a strict religious household in the tough Edmonton section of London, Benjamin started to teach himself the keyboard at age 11, stumbling upon classical rather than contemporary pop; a sparse piano solo by Erik Satie in particular transformed the way he played. At 16 years old, in a rare moment of permitted TV watching, he caught New York avant-gardists Antony and the Johnsons performing the disarmingly naked Hope There s Someone on the BBC. I was confused, scared...it was another world, says Clementine. When it finished, I went back upstairs to my piano and started playing chords.
Suis La Lune - Distance / Closure [Vinyl] Suis La Lune - Distance / Closure [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $15.98
After going on a three year hiatus, Suis La Lune is back with their darkest release yet. Suis La Lune have been heralded for their own flavour of classic (late-90s) style screamo by combining post-rock-esque instrumentation and tender melodies with passionately frantic vocals and lyrics.
Insane Clown Posse - The Marvelous Missing Link (Found) Insane Clown Posse - The Marvelous Missing Link (Found)
New CD: $9.98
Saint Asonia - Saint Asonia Saint Asonia - Saint Asonia
New CD: $9.96
Mr. Sun - The People Need Light Mr. Sun - The People Need Light
New CD: $16.98
Mr. Sun is a new collaboration between four of American string band music s most prolific virtuosos. Spearheaded by legendary fiddler Darol Anger (Turtle Island String Quartet/Montreux), the members of Mr. Sun span three generations and create a sound that draws from bluegrass, jazz and contemporary classical themes.
Rock Candy Funk Party - Groove Is King [CD/DVD Combo] Rock Candy Funk Party - Groove Is King [CD/DVD Combo]
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
2nd studio album includes Bonus DVD with over 50 minutes of footage; RCFP is Joe Bonamassa, Tal Bergman, Renato Neto, Mike Merritt, Ron DeJesus, & Daniel Sadownick
Gatherers - Quiet World Gatherers - Quiet World
New CD: $13.98
Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods
New CD: $15.98
Natalie Imbruglia - Male Natalie Imbruglia - Male
New CD: $11.96
Three-time Grammy nominee, songwriter, actor and model, Natalie Imbruglia announces her highly anticipated new album Male. The lead track, Instant Crush , was originally recorded by the electro-pop Grammy winners Daft Punk. The song was written by the duo s Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, along with The Strokes Julian Casablancas who also sang on the original track.
Knuckle Puck - Copacetic Knuckle Puck - Copacetic
New CD: $12.98
The first full length album from Knuckle Puck
Finger Eleven - Five Crooked Lines Finger Eleven - Five Crooked Lines
New CD: $15.98
Canadian rockers Finger Eleven are set to release their seventh studio album, and first in five years. The writing took place over a two and a half year period that saw the band experimenting with a variety of musical styles. Once the songs were ready the Juno-Award winning band headed south to Nashville to work with producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Sturgill Simpson). Immediate, urgent and unfiltered, Five Crooked Lines expresses the exultant spirit of rock and roll.
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