CDs available at Plan 9 on Aug 17th
Paul McCartney - McCartney I / II / III - Capitol
The eponymous solo albums written, performed, and produced by Paul McCartney from 1970, 1980, and 2020. Includes 3 LPs on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with 3 limited edition photo prints and an introduction from Paul housed in a beautiful slipcase box.
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Noise and Flowers - Reprise
Neil Young + Promise of the Real release a new live album, Noise and Flowers, that captures the group in all their glory on their 2019 European tour. The release is accompanied by a similarly titled concert film that’s included in the album’s 2xLP+CD Deluxe Edition. Noise & Flowers documents a 9-date tour that began just two weeks after Young’s lifetime friend and manager of more than 50 years, Elliot Roberts, passed away at age 76. Performing alongside a photograph of Roberts taped to his road case, Young approached each show as a celebratory memorial service to honor his late friend. It’s a trek the legendary singer/songwriter describes as “wondrous.”
The Interrupters - In The Wild - Hellcat Records
After three studio albums and over a decade deep into the music game, The Interrupters deliver their new album, In The Wild. This 14-track opus is the real deal; it’s a story of survival, a story of resilience, by a band being bold and rejecting the easy impulses of simply repeating what’s worked before. Together during lockdown, Aimee Interrupter, partner and guitarist Kevin Bivona, and his younger twin brothers, Jesse (drums) and Justin (bass), decided to put idle hands to work. After building a home studio in their garage together, Kevin stepped up and took charge of production duties to become “the accountable one” this time around. The record took shape in an unforced and organic fashion, and the recording process was evidently a fun one, which is reflected in the sound of the album, gliding across a spectrum of breathless punk rock, doo-wop, gospel, dancehall, and the band’s customary nods to the lineage of two-tone. It’s further evidenced in the uplifting spirit and the glittering rollcall of guests (Tim Armstrong, Rhoda Dakar, Hepcat, The Skints) involved too. Thanks to the cocoon of the intimate environment they’d built and relaxed working practices, the results made for the most personal Interrupters album to date, as well as being the one all four feel most connected to.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEKFor more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Eminem - Curtain Call 2
Bad Bunny - Un Verano Sin Ti
Caroline Polachek - Pang [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Fog LP]
Lauv - All 4 Nothing
Tool - Fear Inoculum
Primus - Conspiranoid EP
Soulfly - Totem [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
benny blanco / BTS / Snoop Dogg - Bad Decisions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD Single]
Various Artists - Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson
Bluewerks Vol. 1 & 2 - Up Down Left Right / In Full Bloom [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Green LP]
Art Moore - Art Moore [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Van Hunt - Van Hunt [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Maroon 2LP]
Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat: 15th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
HEALTH - GENERATIONS EDITION DISCO4 :: PART I and DISCO4 :: PART II [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque White LP]
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Danny Elfman - Bigger. Messier. - Anti
Following his triumphant performances at the 2022 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Danny Elfman delivers Bigger. Messier., an ambitious double-album collection of remixed and reimagined tracks from his highly acclaimed Big Mess album. This sprawling, 23 track collection (available on 2 LP or 2 CD) features tracks reworked by some of the most groundbreaking and subversive artists around today. Bigger.Messier. views the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composers songs through the lens of luminaries from diverse sides of the music business, including Trent Reznor, Iggy Pop, Squarepusher, and Ghostemane.
Goo Goo Dolls - Chaos In Bloom - Warner Records
Chaos In Bloom, arriving August 12th, 2022 via Warner Records. Marking the first album of their career to be produced by frontman John Rzeznik, the record finds Goo Goo Dolls at the top of their game and continuing to constantly evolve just as they have for nearly four decades together. Consisting of 10 tracks, Chaos in Bloom is an album of biting sarcasm, stadium-ready choruses, and the type of spear-sharp songwriting that’s led them to becoming one of the most influential alternative rock groups of all time.
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head: 30th Anniversary - Capitol
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Beastie Boys’ 2X Platinum Check Your Head album, this limited-edition deluxe reissue is a rare version of the album that was released as a limited run in 2009. Long out-of-print and sought after by fans and collectors, it features two bonus LP’s including remixes, live versions, and B-sides. Featuring the songs ‘So What’cha Want’, ‘Pass the Mic’ and ‘Gratitude’. Check Your Head was a somewhat return to their punk roots and introduced the trio playing their own instruments for the first time on record since their early EP’s.
Rich Ruth - I Survived, It's Over - Third Man Records
Recorded under a loft bed in the guest bedroom of his Nashville home, Michael Ruth aka Rich Ruth’s “I Survived, It's Over” starts in a humble space. And while many contemporary music projects are produced in such an environment, “I Survived, It’s Over” sets itself apart in its transformative properties as well as its transparency. What we have here is honest sound exploration, session musician-level instrumentation, and a true love for nature run through the fingers of a dude who can channel some acute and undeniable magic. This music goes deep.
Ural Thomas & The Pain
Buy Now Ural Thomas is one of the most exciting singers remaining from the original soul era. His catalog has slotted into countless mixtapes between James Brown, Otis Redding, and Stevie Wonder (all of whom he has performed with). From someone with a backstory this rich, one might expect an explosive and unmissable soul masterclass – which it is. Thomas still has a voice to match his icons peers. Katy J Pearson
Sound of the Morning
Buy Now Sound of the Morning is a record that's increasingly unafraid to explore life's darker parts, but does so with an openness that's full of light. As an artist who professes to "always strive for the bittersweetness of things", Pearson does just that, taking the listener's hand and guiding them through the good and the bad, like the musical equivalent of an arm around the shoulder. Rise Against
Nowhere Generation II
Buy Now Two decades into delivering social commentary via their blistering brand of punk rock, Rise Against's most recent album may in fact be their most poignant, as it sums up the struggles, injustices, and collective action of a whole generation. Brimming with punk rock spirit, it begs that we answer who and what is left if we continue on the current path. Vinyl available 10/28. The Brother Brothers
Cover To Cover
Buy Now Twins Adam and David Moss started weaving their voices together before they hit first grade, singing along to the Everlys, the Beatles and other artists in their dad's record collection. Here The Brother Brothers pay homage to those early influences and other favorite songwriters with unique arrangements of both beloved classics and songs they want more people to hear. Josh Rouse
Buy Now The inspiration for Going Places was to have a set of new songs to play in a small club run by a couple of his bandmates. The result is a collection of songs that feel a bit looser, lean into the guitar a bit more and will sound great in the live setting. What remains consistent is Josh's ability to write hooks and find grooves that create a sound that is at once familiar, but wholly new. LISTEN HERE LISTEN HERE She & Him
Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson
Buy Now She & Him’s seventh studio album is a loving tribute to one of the greatest living American songwriters and singers, Brian Wilson. Melt Away finds Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward diving deep into the legendary artist’s extensive songbook, offering fascinating and delectable new spins on time-honored classics and overlooked gems alike. These fourteen covers are infused with the familiar magic that She & Him fans know and love, offering a new window into Wilson’s iconic catalog.