FRANK TURNER - Ten For Ten - Xtra Mile Recordings
On Ten For Ten, Frank Turner has handpicked 10 tracks previously unavailable on a physical release including the 'Old Flames' featuring Billy the Kid, the original demo of 'The Ballad Of Me and My Friends' and 'Atlanta Curse'. Xtra Mile Recordings released a very limited 7 LP box in 2015 called "The First Ten Years" - which featured a bonus LP called 'Ten for Ten'. This is the first standalone physical release of that bonus disc, previously only available digitally and in the limited LP box set.
WYNONNA & THE BIG NOISE - Wynonna & The Big Noise - Curb Records
Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband, producer/drummer Cactus Moser, recorded the majority of the album in the sanctity of their home studio located on the family farm in Tennessee. WYNONNA has described the new album as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock.
YOU SAY PARTY - You Say Party - Paper Bag
In 2004, You Say Party played their first punk show in a church basement outside Vancouver, BC. Four years later, they were touring China and Japan on the strength of two acclaimed albums, 2005's ''Hit the Floor!'' and 2007's ''Lose All Time.'' They shifted from new wave-punk into pop rock and were poised for breakout, mainstream success with 2009's award-winning ''XXXX'' when tragedy struck. Drummer Devon Clifford collapsed on stage and died suddenly. You Say Party went on indefinite hiatus in 2011, but the core four (Becky Ninkovic, Stephen O'Shea, Krista Loewen, and Derek Adam) reunited in 2012 and have spent the last four years slow dancing towards this moment: Their first fell-length release in six years.
JAMES SUPERCAVE - Better Strange - Fairfax Recordings
In 2015, Fairfax Recordings band, James Supercave, made waves combining Sophie Koko Gate's award winning animation video 'Half Wet' with their single of the same name, "Better Strange." The video, which premiered via Nerdist, is basically "like 90s cartoons did the same drugs that our music is hooked on. Beautiful, bizarre, hilarious;" states the band.
LAKE STREET DIVE - Side Pony - Nonesuch
Lake Street Dive's Nonesuch Records debut album, Side Pony, will be released on February 19, 2016. The four band members—drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael "McDuck" Olson—worked with Nashville-based producer Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton, Secret Sisters) on the record. Tour dates to support Side Pony begin February 22 in Phoenix and include stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, New York, and more. Side Pony takes its name from a song on the record that refers to a whimsical hairstyle, but it also serves as a metaphor for Lake Street Dive's philosophy and personality as a band. As Kearney puts it, "When we were settling on the album title, that one just stuck out to us as embodying the band's spirit. We've always been this somewhat uncategorizable, weird, outlying, genre-less band. That's the statement we wanted to make with this record: be yourself."
MAVIS STAPLES - Livin' On A High Note - Anti
Mavis Staples has been a soul and gospel music legend for more than 50 years. Her work fronting the legendary Staples Singers defined the sound of politically-committed soul and influenced generations of musicians. As a solo artist in her own right she has helped to define much of what is righteous and soulful in American music. With Livin' On A High Note, Mavis Staples has delivered the most joyful and uplifting record of her career. 12 original songs written exclusively for Mavis by some of the finest songwriters of our time including M .Ward, Ben Harper, Valerie June, Neko Case, tune-yards, Nick Cave, John Baptiste, Justin Vernon, Aloe Blacc, and more. At age 76, Mavis Staples shows no signs of slowing down and 2016 is slated to be one of her best years yet. On February 20th, HBO will debut Mavis! – the first feature length documentary on the gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon.
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.
The 2016 Grammy Awards nominees are in and it is no surprise that 2015's big hitters like Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd and Alabama Shakes are all getting a strong nod.
You can check out our list of the nominees for some of the big awards (Including: Album Of The Year, Best New Artist, Song Of The Year, and Record Of The Year) and try to see who you think will come out on top. With great artists such as Chris Stapleton, Courtney Barnett, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Tame Impala, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and D'Angelo also up for awards, it's going to be a tough job.
2016 GRAMMY Awards Nominees
You can also get a feel for the Nominees by checking out the Official 2016 Grammy Nominees Album which is out 01/22.
BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES
As part of their Anniversary celebration, Blue Note will issue a series of vinyl reissues every month, one of which you’ll exclusively find first here at your Blue Note Authorized Dealer.
HANK MOBLEY QUARTET - Hank Mobley Quartet
Hank Mobley Quartet is the debut album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley. Released in 1955 on Blue Note Records, Hank Mobley Quartet (10”) will be reissued on 10” vinyl as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. Also features Art Blakey.
Also out on May 26:
Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Vol 1
Grant Green - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Bobby Hutcherson - Components
Elvin Jones - The Ultimate
Medeski, Martin & Wood - End Of The World Party (Just In Case)
Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land
The Big Day you have all been waiting for is happening this Saturday (April 18th) and we know you are all as excited as we are. As always, there are some great releases this year and if you have not already made your list and etched the artwork in your mind ready for the hunt, you can check out the full list of releases here on our site or of course you can check recordstoreday.com for more details. Note: We have no guarantee over which releases we will have available and how many, but feel free to contact us to see if we have ordered any particular release.
Of course Record Store Day is not just about the releases, it is a day to celebrate Independent Record Stores and we hope that you will be joining us for the whole day as we will have lots of great celebrations going on.
See you all soon and good luck.