Music Releases 11-19-21
Live At Levitation [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Vinyl: $25.99 Buy
Primal Scream's fusion of indie pop and dance broke down musical boundaries and changed the face of British pop music in the '90s, helping to push dance and techno into the rock mainstream. Their lasting influence is crystallized across nine tracks, on Primal Scream - Live At Levitation. Recorded in 2015 at Levitation in front of underground rock fans from around the world, the LP marks the next release in The Reverberation Appreciation Society's Live at Levitation series, which captures key moments in psychedelic rock history and live music in Austin, Texas - pulled from Levitation's extensive archives.
Amongst a lineup of classic Levitation bands - Thee Oh Sees, Night Beats, and frontman Bobby Gillespie's old band, The Jesus And Mary Chain - The Primal Scream set shows the band's undeniable creativity and unique place in the psych-rock canon, combining psychedelic garage rock, kaleidoscopic pop, and acid house to create a sound that's simultaneously of its time and ahead of it.
Known for their explosive live sets, the recordings show why Primal Scream is still considered one of the preeminent Scottish rock groups, with the Mercury-prize winning band blasting through tracks off of 1991's touchstone album, Screamadelica, its boogie-blues-influenced follow-up Give Out But Don't Give Up, and the heavily electro-influenced cult favorite XTRMNTR. Making it an essential collection for any Primal Scream or psych-rock aficionado.
PRIMAL SCREAM - LIVE AT LEVITATION
True Genius [2LP]
Vinyl: $34.99 Buy
Mercurial World [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Mica Tenenbaum and Matthew Lewin began their musical journey together over 10 years ago in a Miami after-school music program. Connecting through their shared music tastes, the two formed a band that endured until the two parted ways for college. Not long afterward, Tenenbaum and Lewin reconnected and formed what we now know as the indie-pop duo Magdalena Bay.
The duo released their EP truly moments before the pandemic pervaded through North America, bringing their tour to an abrupt end. Resiliency illustrated at its peak, Magdalena Bay dipped their heads into a focused timeline, coming out of the pandemic with their debut album, Mercurial World. Magdalena Bay peruses the sound of experimental pop, crafting a synthy world that shatters genres and bends time to the pair’s will, elevating their sound to match their philosophical reflections. Lewin shared, “We spend all of our time together, and in some ways Mercurial World is about that particular sense of madness in containment. We live together and make art together; this immerses you in our creative, insular universe.”
Anthems of Home [LP]
Vinyl: $26.99 Buy
HuDost’s new album defines real, honest love and is a lush, breathtaking original collection of compositions that ask important questions and evoke the imagery of dreams. Special guests include Jars of Clay, The Accidentals, Christie Lenée and others. The music video for the first single ‘Our Words Will Be Louder’, included additional cameos from Kevin Clash (Elmo), Kevin Hearn (Barenaked Ladies), Cy Curnin (The FIXX), GangstaGrass, Alana Bridgewater, Nawal, Hymn for Her, Jai Uttal, and more.
Down And Out In The Garden Of Earthly Delights
CD: $13.99 Buy
Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12/10/71 [5LP]
Vinyl: $127.99 Buy
Complete, previously unreleased performance by the Grateful Dead on 180-Gram Vinyl with 10th Side Custom Etching, Limited Edition of 12,000. Plangent Processes tape restoration and speed correction, with mastering by Jeffrey Norman, Produced for release by David Lemieux.
One of the shortest-lived iterations of the Grateful Dead was the band that existed December 1971 through March 1972. Jerry, Bob, Phil, Bill, Pigpen, and Keith formed a formidable version of the Dead that only played a few shows together before Donna Jean joined as vocalist, and before Pigpen would depart the stage for good in June 1972. What this sextet lacked in quantity of shows it made up for with creativeness, power, and inspiration. When Pigpen rejoined the Dead on December 1, 1971, after a few months off during which Keith had joined as piano player, the band was now an unstoppably powerful live juggernaut it hadn't been since the height of the Primal Dead era in late 1968-1969. Widely considered one of the best shows from the Pigpen-Keith era of the Grateful Dead, December 10, 1971 in St. Louis has it all: Pigpen singing lead on four songs including an 18 minute version of Good Lovin' and a very rare performance of Run Rudolph Run; a deep dive into the Dead's psychedelic recent past with a monster version of The Other One; plus plenty of the new material from earlier in 1971 like Bertha, Loser, Sugaree, and Playing In The Band. They also hit upon much of the music that would appear the following year on Europe '72, such as Jack Straw, Tennessee Jed, Mr. Charlie, and One More Saturday Night. And no Dead show of this vintage would be complete without the "hits": Truckin', Sugar Magnolia, and Casey Jones all make appearances. This is truly one of the deepest, most dynamic, exciting, and accessible live shows in the entire Grateful Dead canon.
Grateful Dead/Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO (12/10/71) [Live](5LP)
Escape The Fate
Dying Is Your Latest Fashion:15th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red LP]
The debut studio album from the Las Vegas quintet, who became a genre-defining band in The Scene, the emo vein of post-hardcore from the early 2000’s. Originally released in 2006, Dying Is Your Latest Fashion is celebrating its 15-year anniversary, for the first ever released on vinyl. This album is the only full-length album with original singer and founding member Ronnie Radke, who would eventually become the frontman of his own band, Falling in Reverse.
CD: $12.99 Buy
“We wanted to do something grander than the typical four-piece Converge music.”
That’s CONVERGE vocalist Jacob Bannon talking about the seed of inspiration that eventually bloomed into BLOODMOON:I, the new collaborative album created by the legendary hardcore band alongside dark songstress Chelsea Wolfe, her bandmate/writing partner Ben Chisholm and Cave In vocalist/guitarist Steve Brodsky.
What began as a mutual admiration society between festival bands has grown into a collaborative project featuring the indie music scene’s finest song writers. Harrowing and atmospheric, triumphant and melodious, BLOODMOON:I is CONVERGE as you’ve never heard them before. Produced by Kurt Ballou at his God City Studio.
“It’s hard to find new ways to be creative, but I think we’ve been good at sort of forcing ourselves to do that,” Ballou says. “And this project is no exception. Getting Steve and Chelsea and Ben to contribute with us, we were kind of playing musical Cupid with all of them. But we had a feeling that if we got this group of people together, something powerful would come out of it.”
Swallow The Sun
Vinyl: $41.99 Buy
CD: $16.99 Buy
Pioneering rock n' roll singer/songwriter Dion delivers yet another powerful collection of timeless blues with Stomping Ground. It's the follow-up to his universally acclaimed Keeping The Blues Alive Records debut, Blues With Friends, from 2020. Dion has yet again enlisted the music world's most iconic and talented stars to bring his blues to life. Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton, Keb' Mo', Joe Bonamassa, Patti Scialfa & Bruce Springsteen, and more join Dion on this year's most heartfelt release.
If This Isn't Nice, I Don't Know What Is [Purple Cassette]
Still Woozy releases his debut album, If This Isn't Nice, I Don't Know What Is, a co-produced effort alongside Lars Stalfors with Still Woozy playing guitar, bass, synth, and keys and handling all programming. Featuring previously released fan favorites including "Window" and "Rocky," the Portland-based singer/songwriter/producer shares an ingeniously detailed body of work, gracing each song with the warm presence he's brought to the stage at major festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza.
The Other Side of Life: Piano Ballads
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Inspired by a love of artists such as Bill Evans, Lester Young, Chet Baker and Vince Guaraldi, Dustin Payseurre imagines some of his greatest hits from the Beach Fossils catalog alongside a group of formally trained jazz musicians. A rich and mellow mix of piano, saxophone, upright bass and brushed drums explore the contours of familiar songs, soaring Payseur’s melancholic harmonies to new heights.
Seasonal Shift [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Summer Sky Wave LP]
The Pianoman At Christmas [LP]
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Triple Platinum-selling singer/songwriter and pianist Jamie Cullum returns with his holiday big-band album, The Pianoman At Christmas. Jamie’s most expansive album to date spans 10 original songs, features 57 musicians and was recorded at the hallowed Abbey Road Studios. With production by Greg Wells (Adele, Dua Lipa), the album is sure to become a timeless Christmas staple.
Satisfaction Guaranteed: The Sound Of Philadelphia International Records Volume 2 [8CD Book Set with Bonus 12in Single]
CD: $151.00 Buy
JOSE [2 LP]
Reggaeton’s global superstar J Balvin brings us, JOSE, his highly anticipated 5th studio album. It features the smash hits, “UNA DIA (ONE DAY),” “In Da Ghetto,” “Que Locura,” and many others. J Balvin’s polished urban singles and best-selling albums have made him a top-tier Latin pop artist. He’s been dominating the modern Latin Music market and global charts in 2021, proving that we are truly living in #TiempoDeBalvin.
André Rieu / Johann Strauss Orchestra
Happy Together [Deluxe CD/DVD]
CD: $30.99 Buy
Whiskey Class EP [Vinyl]
Vinyl: $21.99 Buy
On their sophomore release, Whiskey Class channels their fear of growth and change with six brand new songs. The EP was written, produced and recorded in Patrick and Liz's bedrooms over the last year and a half. Tight grooves, layered harmonies and soul soothing vibrations bring the songs to life.
Shiro SAGISU Music from SHIN EVANGELION EVANGELION: 3.0+1.0 [3CD]
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The album features music written by SHIRO SAGISU for the fourth and final movie of the REBUILD OF EVANGELION series, EVANGELION: 3.0 + 1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME, the highest-grossing movie of the year in Japan. The album is the latest musical release from the film, following Milan Records’ release of Hikaru Utada’s “One Last Kiss,” which serves as the film’s theme song. Directed by Hideaki Anno, EVANGELION: 3.0 + 1.0 THRICE UPON A TIME is the newest release of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. Announced by GAINAX on September 9, 2006, Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0 follows the movies Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance and Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo.
The CD package contains 3 Discs with 54 Tracks, presented in an enhanced jewel case with a 28-page booklet featuring song lyrics and liner notes by composer Shiro Sagisu.
Revelashen [White/Silver Galaxy LP]
To celebrate one year of their Black Friday surprise release, Twiztid drops this 180g, galaxy effect white/silver vinyl version of their album, Revelashen with special audiophile quality mastering! Features guest appearances from; Young Wicked, Lex The Hex Master and Kid Bookie.
Motown: A Symphony Of Soul (with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
CD: $14.96 Buy
Motown: A Symphony Of Soul features some of Motown’s best known and loved singles now reimagined with new orchestration by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Also included are some beautiful new guest vocalist versions that sit alongside the original vocals laid down over 50 years ago. Beverley Knight joins Marvin Gaye on the seminal “Abraham, Martin & John” and Mica Paris joins Jimmy Ruffin on “What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted.”
Mike Adams at His Honest Weight
Oscillate Wisely: 10th Anniversary Edition [2CD]
CD: $16.99 Buy