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New Release Round-Up 01-19-18

 

Fall Out Boy - M A N I A

Fall Out Boy - M A N I AFall Out Boy - M A N I AFall Out Boy - M A N I A - Island
Fall Out Boy release their 7th album M A N I A on Island Records. The album features 'Champion,' 'The Last Of The Real Ones' and latest single 'HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON'T.' M A N I A is the follow-up album to the band's platinum-certified American Beauty/American Psycho, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release.

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The Shins - The Worms Heart - Sony
The Worms Heart is a complete re-work of The Shins critically acclaimed March, 2017 album 'Heartworms'. The album offers new reworked versions of the 'Heartworms' album original tracks, and the sequence is flipped as well. When James Mercer wrote, produced, and recorded the Heartworms album, he had this desire for an alternate version, an opposite version. The album s slow songs would be flipped and re-recorded as fast songs, and vice versa. The reasoning was to showcase the versatility and strength of his songwriting, and the result is The Worm's Heart. This 'flipped' collection is produced by Yuuki Matthews, Jon Sortland, & James Mercer; and is a must for any fan of The Shins.

The Go! Team - SEMICIRCLE

The Go! Team - SEMICIRCLEThe Go! Team - SEMICIRCLEThe Go! Team - SEMICIRCLE - Memphis Industries
Brighton's Go! Team return with their new album SEMICIRCLE on long term label home Memphis Industries. These are dark and difficult times. We don't need some chancer with an acoustic guitar and a series of concerned hashtags to tell us that. What we need is a band to believe in, who stand for something other than naked careerism, who give us a rock to cling to on stormy days. A band who still have faith in the power of pop music to transform the world, who dream in technicolour, who see beauty in the little things, who shun tepid perfection, who rejoice in the mistakes and the chance encounters that lead us somewhere new. Who remind us what it was like to be young and naive and idealistic and in love. Who throw everything into the pot to create music that is joyfully, effervescently alive. Now more than ever, we need The Go! Team. It's no secret that The Go! Team is the brainchild of one man, Brighton-based melody obsessive Ian Parton. But its membership has never been exclusive: at one time or another, The Go! Team has included on its squad-sheet everyone from Deerhoof to Chuck D to a legion of undiscovered Soundcloud singers. Unlike the groups previous album, 2015s The Scene Between which was essentially a solo project, following the dissolution of the previous Go! Team line-up Ian began work on their fifth album SEMICIRCLE with the vital input of current live band players Simone Odaranile (drums), Angela Maki Won-Yin Mak (vocals and guitar) and original Team members Sam Dook (guitar) and Ninja (irrepressible rapping).

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Glen Hansard - Between Two Shores

Glen Hansard - Between Two ShoresGlen Hansard - Between Two ShoresGlen Hansard - Between Two Shores - Epitaph
Between Two Shores is the third solo release from acclaimed singer-song writer Glen Hansard. Glen Hansard has built a career, now over 2 decades strong, on struggle. His impassioned songs mostly veer between the exhausting struggle to make it professionally and the numbing struggle to keep the affections of a romantic partner. Pick up any Frames or Swell Season record, or his first two solo releases, 2012’s Rhythm and Repose, and 2015’s Didn’t He Ramble to find him chipping away at those two pillars.

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They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun - Idlewild Recordings
They Might Be Giants is back! The Brooklyn originals can't stop and won't stop, with 2018 already destined to be one of their most magnificent and productive years to date. Thirty-five years deep into their epic career, this week will see the release of their brand-new studio album I Like Fun. The fifteen-track album was produced with and mixed by Patrick Dillett (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Mary J. Blige, The National, Donald Fagen) and recorded at Reservoir Studios (the former Skyline Studios where TMBG recorded their platinum album Flood). The lead track; I Left My Body; is a prime slice of the power They Might Be Giants commands. Hyper-melodic, fresh, and ever rocking, They Might Be Giants formidable live lineup enjoys a reputation for delivering one of the best shows around, and this album is a real showcase for that musical energy. I Like Fun jumps with surprises, vitality, and the startling, singular point of view TMBG always delivers. Coinciding with the album's release is the first leg of the band's extensive world tour that kicks off with a fifty-city run across the US. And 2018 will also see the resurrection of TMBG's legendary Dial-A-Song service on streaming sites everywhere, featuring new music all year long!

First Aid Kit - Ruins - Sony
Ruins is the new and eagerly awaited album from Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit. This new album finds First Aid Kit as you've never heard them before: wounded and biting back hard. While Ruins follows the traditions of the classic folk rock sound that First Aid Kit revived via their breakthrough album Stay Gold (2014) and previous releases The Big Black And The Blue (2010) and The Lion's Roar (2012), the difference is that this time they've lived, and the results are intense. Tracks such as "Rebel Heart" the album's opener documents a love doomed from the start. "It's A Shame" the lead single is a plea to live in the moment because everyone disposes of each other eventually. On "Postcard" and To Live A Life," you feel the breath-stealing weight of despair when a shattered love leaves you bereft of hope. "Fireworks" introverts the blame with self-loathing. In many ways, First Aid Kit's largest asset is their biggest problem. Their voices are so damn pretty. The [previous] records were always so perfect," says Johanna Söderberg. On Ruins, the duo didn't want it to feel perfect. They wanted it to feel rough and wrenching. Johanna comments further, "Given the material, the lyrics had to be the focus. These sentiments didn't need to be dressed up. They needed to be naked." Ruins was made with one target in mind: make it sound more real a result the Söderberg sisters clearly achieved.

Ron Gallo - Really Nice Guys EP

Ron Gallo - Really Nice Guys EPRon Gallo - Really Nice Guys EPRon Gallo - Really Nice Guys EP - New West Records
Really Nice Guys is a concept EP by Thyme Magazine’s “Man Of The Year,” Ron Gallo. The EP is another thought provoking and inspired installment, extending an already prolific calendar year by Gallo which saw the release of the critically acclaimed full length album Heavy Meta as well as the 7” singles, “Temporary Slave” and “Sorry Not Everybody Is You.” Really Nice Guys finds Gallo exploring new sonic frontiers and instrumentation in the form of what might be called a conceptual art piece. Whatever you call it is wholly original and Gallo continues to melt faces and free minds.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Charlie Puth - Voicenotes
tUnE-yArDs - I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life [2LP]
Moon Taxi - Let The Record Play [LP]
Kimbra - Primal Heart [LP]
Mudhoney - Lie [LP]
Joe Perry - Sweetzerland Manifesto (Bonus Tracks) [2LP]
De Lux - More Disco Songs About Love [LP]
Ghost - Ceremony & Devotion [LP]
Whitesnake - The Purple Tour (Live) [2LP]
Black Label Society - Grimmest Hits [LP]
Belle Adair - Tuscumbia [LP]
Devin Dawson - Dark Horse [LP]
Tommy Emmanuel - Accomplice One [LP]
Starcrawler - Starcrawler [LP]
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac: Remastered [Expanded Edition 2CD]
Of Mice & Men - Defy [Colored LP]
Caspar Babypants - Sleep Tight!
Caspar Babypants - Fun Favorites! [LP]


Badfinger - Wish You Were Here [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive Translucent Green LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
Alice Cooper - Easy Action [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive Gold LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive Purple LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
Alice Cooper - Killer [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive Red/Black LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
The New York Rock and Soul Revue - Live At The Beacon [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive 2LP] - Vinyl Tuesday

& More .....

Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 2) EP
Jack White - Connected By Love B/W Respect Commander [Vinyl]
Moon Duo - Jukebox Babe / No Fun [Vinyl]
Daniel Avery - Slow Fade EP [Vinyl]
Arcade Fire - Put Your Money On Me [Red Vinyl]
Teenage Wrist - Dweeb
Caroline Rose - Soul No. 5
Awolnation - Handyman



 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us

Calexico - The Thread That Keeps UsCalexico - The Thread That Keeps UsCalexico - The Thread That Keeps Us - New West Records
Over the past two decades, a strong sense of place has shaped the music of Calexico, infusing their albums with a stylistic unpredictability and richness of texture. While 2015’s Edge of the Sun brought the Tucson-bred band to the Mexico City borough of Coyoacán, their new full-length The Thread That Keeps Us mostly came to life in a house studio near the Northern California coast nicknamed “The Phantom Ship” by CALEXICO vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino.

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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 01-12-18

 

New Releases 12 January 2018



BØRNS - Blue Madonna - Interscope Records
Welcome to the magical musical world of BØRNS. A native of Grand Haven, MI, now calling East Los Angeles home, BØRNS invites you to the indie pop journey of Blue Madonna, the follow up to 2016’s acclaimed Dopamine.

Big Star - Live At Lafayette's Music Room-Memphis, TN - Omnivore Recordings
Live performance from 1973 First time on LP (2 LP set with download card) LP and CD both come with download of rare interview with Alex Chilton and Andy Hummel.

SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set]

SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set]SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set]SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set] - Nettwerk Records
Following the huge success of "Where’s My Love" in the Netherlands and Germany, SYML's first physical release "The Hurt EPs" combines the 2 EPs "In My Body" and "Hurt Me" plus the new French duet version of "Where’s My Love" on one disc.  From his basement recording studio in the small town of Issaquah, WA outside Seattle, Brian Fennell wrote and recorded a collection of songs under the name SYML, which means simple in Welsh. Adopted and not knowing his history or connection to his Welsh roots, many of these songs were influenced by the complex feelings that come from unknown lineage.

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The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street - Interscope Records
HALF-SPEED MASTER : (2LP) 2016 reissue of 1972 album, mastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original tapes & pressed on 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl! Includes 'Tumbling Dice' & 'Happy'.

Black Veil Brides - Vale

Black Veil Brides - ValeBlack Veil Brides - ValeBlack Veil Brides - Vale - Republic
The LA-based goth/glam hard rock quintet, Black Veil Brides release their eagerly anticipated 5th album Vale. The band are currently co-headling a tour with Asking Alexandria.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures [LP]
Camila Cabello - Camila
Joe Satriani - What Happens Next [2LP]
Grammy Nominees - 2018 Grammy Nominees
Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage [Deluxe Edition 4LP]
Big K.R.I.T. - 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time [2LP]
Brett Dennen - Brett Dennen [LP]
Ryan Bingham - Ryan Bingham Live [LP]
Anderson East - Encore [LP/CD]
Bad Company - Live At Red Rocks [CD/DVD]
Umphrey's McGee - It's Not Us [LP]
Avatar - Avatar Country [Picture Disc LP]
Michael McDonald - Live On Soundstage [CD/DVD]
Audrey Horne - Blackout [LP]
The Strumbellas - My Father And The Hunter
Roy Orbison - Crying [45rpm 2LP]
Typhoon - Offerings [LP]

Dan Penn - Do Right Man [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive LP] - Vinyl Tuesday 
Golden Smog - Weird Tales [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive Green LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
Richard & Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
John Prine - Sweet Revenge [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
John Prine - Diamond In The Rough [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive LP] - Vinyl Tuesday
Vangelis - Blade Runner: Music From The Original Soundtrack [SYEOR 2018 Exclusive LP] - Vinyl Tuesday

& More .....

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - You Worry Me - Single
Courtney Marie Andrews - May Your Kindness Remain - Single
Soccer Mommy - Your Dog - Single
Steep Canyon Rangers - Let Me Out Of This Town - Single
The Wood Brothers - Happiness Jones - Single
The James Hunter Six - I Got Eyes - Single
Owl City - Lucid Dream - Single



 

UPCOMING RELEASES

The Go! Team - SEMICIRCLE

The Go! Team - SEMICIRCLEThe Go! Team - SEMICIRCLEThe Go! Team - SEMICIRCLE - Memphis Industries
Brightons Go! Team return with their new album SEMICIRCLE on long term label home Memphis Industries. These are dark and difficult times. We don't need some chancer with an acoustic guitar and a series of concerned hashtags to tell us that. What we need is a band to believe in, who stand for something other than naked careerism, who give us a rock to cling to on stormy days. A band who still have faith in the power of pop music to transform the world, who dream in technicolour, who see beauty in the little things, who shun tepid perfection, who rejoice in the mistakes and the chance encounters that lead us somewhere new. Who remind us what it was like to be young and naive and idealistic and in love. Who throw everything into the pot to create music that is joyfully, effervescently alive. Now more than ever, we need The Go! Team. It's no secret that The Go! Team is the brainchild of one man, Brighton-based melody obsessive Ian Parton. But its membership has never been exclusive: at one time or another, The Go! Team has included on its squad-sheet everyone from Deerhoof to Chuck D to a legion of undiscovered Soundcloud singers. Unlike the groups previous album, 2015s The Scene Between which was essentially a solo project, following the dissolution of the previous Go! Team line-up Ian began work on their fifth album SEMICIRCLE with the vital input of current live band players Simone Odaranile (drums), , Angela Maki Won-Yin Mak (vocals and guitar) and original Team members Sam Dook (guitar) and Ninja (irrepressible rapping).

Early Listen Available Video Available 



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Glen Hansard - Between Two Shores

Glen Hansard - Between Two ShoresGlen Hansard - Between Two ShoresGlen Hansard - Between Two Shores - Epitaph
Between Two Shores is the third solo release from acclaimed singer-song writer Glen Hansard. Glen Hansard has built a career, now over 2 decades strong, on struggle. His impassioned songs mostly veer between the exhausting struggle to make it professionally and the numbing struggle to keep the affections of a romantic partner. Pick up any Frames or Swell Season record, or his first two solo releases, 2012’s Rhythm and Repose, and 2015’s Didn’t He Ramble to find him chipping away at those two pillars.

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Fall Out Boy - M A N I A

Fall Out Boy - M A N I AFall Out Boy - M A N I AFall Out Boy - M A N I A - Island
Fall Out Boy will be releasing their 7th album M A N I A from Island Records on 1/19/2018. The album features 'Champion,' 'The Last Of The Real Ones' and latest single 'HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON'T.' M A N I A is the follow-up album to the band's platinum-certified American Beauty/American Psycho, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release.

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Ron Gallo - Really Nice Guys EP

Ron Gallo - Really Nice Guys EPRon Gallo - Really Nice Guys EPRon Gallo - Really Nice Guys EP - New West Records
Really Nice Guys is a concept EP by Thyme Magazine’s “Man Of The Year,” Ron Gallo. The EP is another thought provoking and inspired installment, extending an already prolifc calendar year by Gallo which saw the release of the critically acclaimed full length album Heavy Meta as well as the 7” singles, “Temporary Slave” and “Sorry Not Everybody Is You.” Really Nice Guys finds Gallo exploring new sonic frontiers and instrumentation in the form of what might be called a conceptual art piece. Whatever you call it is wholly original and Gallo continues to melt faces and free minds.

Video Available 





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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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BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 26 MAY 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 26 MAY 2015

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. 

STREET DATE MAY 26

Hank Mobley Quartet - Hank Mobley Quartet [Blue Note Dealer Exclusive]

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

 
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Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day 2015

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.

 
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Music Releases 01-19-18

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Movie Releases 01-19-18

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