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New Release Round-Up 05-19-17

New Releases May 19 2017

WAVVES - You're Welcome - Ghost Ramp
Via Ghostramp, Williams isn't just putting out Wavves' new record, he's signing other local garage bands, funding his tours, schooling DIY artists in how to create and distribute merchandise in a way that supports your career and provides future security where nobody else can. As for Warners, that cash advance helped pay for this store. The rest came from the money Wavves made off merch during 2016's Summer Is Forever II Tour with Best Coast and Cherry Glazerr. “I thought Ghostramp would be a hobby, doing 7-inches here and there. But now it's a legitimate business,” says Williams. “The thing is I'm not just interested in making music for Wavves. I'm too ADD. Being an entrepreneur, being hands-on isn’t just smart, it’s necessary. Your art is everything you do, every choice you make. I was able to build my own thing, own it and control it all 100%. If I want to do something now I don’t ask anyone. I just fucking do it – that's priceless.” Nathan Williams never went away, but now he's made sure he's here to stay far longer. And for that, girls and boys, You're Welcome.

FAITH EVANS & THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. - The King & I - Rhino
The King & I is a duets album that will take listeners through a unique journey of Faith and Biggie's relationship. The album features un-released Biggie vocals and is packed with original productions by DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Stevie J, Salaam Remi, Chucky Thompson, Puff Daddy and more. The album also features guest artist Lil Cease, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch (founders of The L.O.X. hip hop group), 112, and a first time collaboration with legendary hip hop artist Lil Kim. The narrative of The King & I is compelling, compassionate, and offers a very personal glimpse into the love life of two of the biggest Hip Hop & R&B artists of all time.

LINKIN PARK - One More Light - Warner Bros
One More Light is a moment in time. It’s built on personal stories, sweat-stained and reeling from injuries—the product of six voices, each coming clean about their lives and struggles, as if it were the first time. We get an unobstructed view into what makes the band tick as people, fathers, husbands, musicians, and friends.

PAPA ROACH - Crooked Teeth

PAPA ROACH - Crooked TeethPAPA ROACH - Crooked Teeth - Eleven Seven MusicPAPA ROACH - Crooked Teeth
The band wrote and recorded the Crooked Teeth album in North Hollywood, Calif., with the help of production team Nicholas “Ras” Furlong and Colin Brittain. Jason Evigan also lent his producing talents to a track on the album called “Born for Greatness.” “The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire,” says Jacoby Shaddix. Adds Furlong, “The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process, and we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach.”


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MATISYAHU - Undercurrent

MATISYAHU - UndercurrentMATISYAHU - Undercurrent - Fallen Sparks Rec.MATISYAHU - Undercurrent
Singer-songwriter Matisyahu has been on a journey inward for more than a decade. The journey has been private and public. The journey has at times been explicitly external, even while being driven by internal change. Now, nearly thirteen years after the release of his first studio record, Matisyahu and his band have done something unmatched in his past repertoire; they have crafted that journey into a musically thematic eight-song-movement.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Rascal Flatts - Back To Us
Pokey Lafarge - Manic Revelations
Fastball - Step Into Light
Erasure - World Be Gone
Daniel Romano - Modern Pressure
Tigers Jaw - Spin
MISTERWIVES - Connect The Dots
The Mountain Goats - Goths
Jade Jackson - Gilded
Blink-182 - California [Deluxe Edition]
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - Shake The Shudder
DragonForce - Reaching Into Infinity [CD+DVD]
Gothic Tropic - Fast Or Feast
Los Straitjackets - What's So Funny About Peace, Love And Los Straitjackets
Rammstein - Rammstein: Paris [2CD]
Dirty Dancing [Original Television Soundtrack]
Singles [Deluxe Soundtrack]
Waters - Something More!
The Kooks - The Best Of... So Far

& More .....

Jason Isbell - If We Were Vampires
Anathema - Can't Let Go

UPCOMING RELEASES

THE BEATLES - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: Anniversary Edition

THE BEATLES - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: Anniversary EditionTHE BEATLES - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: Anniversary Edition - CapitolTHE BEATLES - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: Anniversary Edition
It was 50 years ago when The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music's most universally acclaimed album. The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo, sourced directly from the four-track masters at Abbey Road Studios in London, and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin. This expanded 2CD package features the new stereo album mix on the first CD and adds a second CD of 18 tracks, including previously unreleased alternate takes of each of the album's 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album. The second CD also includes a new stereo mix and a previously unreleased instrumental take of 'Penny Lane,' and the 2015 stereo mix and two previously unreleased alternate takes of 'Strawberry Fields Forever.' The Anniversary Editions are also available as a Single CD, 2LP and Super Deluxe Edition Box Set.

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JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE - Kids In The Street

JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE - Kids In The StreetJUSTIN TOWNES EARLE - Kids In The Street - New West RecordsJUSTIN TOWNES EARLE - Kids In The Street
Kids In The Street is the 7th and latest album from American roots troubadour, Justin Townes Earle. After marrying, moving to various corners of the country and continuous touring with both full band and solo, Earle made time to reflect on the past few years and find new clarity. With Kids In The Street, he made a conscious decision to work with a producer for the first time in his now decade-long career. Earle made the trip to Omaha, Nebraska to work with Mike Mogis (First Aid Kit, M.Ward, Connor Oberst) at ARC Studios. Together, they hand picked musicians to create a new sound and environment for the songs that speaks to Justin’s roots, musically and personally. This creative collaboration, paired with Justin’s longtime guitarist Paul Niehaus, has resulted in an album that takes a big step forward. Kids In The Street is scheduled for release on May 26, 2017.

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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 05-12-17

New Releases May 12 2017

PAUL WELLER - A Kind Revolution - WB / Parlophone
Work began on the new record immediately after finishing 2015's 'Saturns Pattern' and once again features the full spectrum of Paul Weller's influences, from rock to R&B, soul to jazz, and funk to folk. Along with Weller's touring band faithful Andy Crofts, Ben Gordelier, Steve Cradock and Steve Pilgrim, A Kind Revolution features appearances from soul legends PP Arnold and Madeleine Bell, Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt, The Strypes' guitarist Josh McClorey and none other than Boy George. It was recorded at Weller's Black Barn Studios HQ and produced and arranged by Jan 'Stan' Kybert and Weller himself.


HARRY STYLES - Harry Styles - Sony
Harry Styles, the highly anticipated self-titled debut album from the global superstar. The ten track album features the lead single "Sign of the Times," which topped the charts in over 80 countries upon its release day. "Sign of the Times" was produced by Jeff Bhasker and co-written by Styles, with additional production by Alex Salibian and Tyler Johnson. The album is available in three physical formats: a LIMITED EDITION HARDCOVER BOOK version of the CD featuring 32 pages of exclusive images from the recording process, a standard package CD, and a vinyl LP version in a gatefold jacket along with Digital.

DREAMCAR - Dreamcar - Sony
In the summer of 2014, No Doubt's Tony Kanal [bass], Tom Dumont [guitar], and Adrian Young [drums] and singer Davey Havok [AFI, Blakq Audio] began writing and demoing music together. Without telling a soul outside of their significant others, the four musicians clandestinely moved into a cramped downtown Los Angeles rehearsal spot and revved up what would become Dreamcar. The result of this collaboration is their self-titled debut album, Dreamcar, produced by Tim Pagnotta [Neon Trees], with whom the band found a kindred spirit.

ZAC BROWN BAND - Welcome Home - Atlantic
GRAMMY-Award winning Zac Brown Band release Welcome Home, the band's new album and their first release on Southern Ground / Elektra Records. Produced by GRAMMY-Award winning producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and In The Arena Productions, and recorded at Southern Ground Nashville studio, ‘WELCOME HOME' is what the band calls not only a return to their roots, but also a return to 'The Foundation,' the band's debut album that is now 5X platinum. The theme of reflection is echoed throughout the 10-track album. Songs range from the first single, "My Old Man," which paints a poignant picture of the ever-changing relationship between fathers and sons to "Two Places at One Time," about juggling the conflict between life on the road and the comforts of home, and "Roots," which honors the band's journey from their humble beginnings. In addition, the band continues their tradition of recording a cover song they all admire, this time with John Prine's "All The Best." "This is the most personal album we've ever done and we're very proud of it," said Brown. "Welcome Home."

PARAMORE - After Laughter - Fueled By Ramen
After Laughter was recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio B - Paramore's first time recording in their own beloved hometown. The album is produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen and Paramore's own Taylor York. "AFTER LAUGHTER" also marks the return of original member Zac Farro back to the band.

THE BOB'S BURGERS MUSIC ALBUM

THE BOB'S BURGERS MUSIC ALBUMTHE BOB'S BURGERS MUSIC ALBUM - Sub PopTHE BOB'S BURGERS MUSIC ALBUM
The Bob's Burgers Music Album Album features 107 songs from the first 107 episodes of Bob’s Burgers, plus five special cover versions of songs from the show. Originally broadcast within the episodes – and often in abbreviated form – these songs appear here in their freestanding glory for the first time.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Todd Rundgren - White Knight
Seether - Poison The Parish
Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) - Bloom
Letoya Luckett - Back 2 Life
Los Colognes - The Wave
PWR BTTM - Pageant
American Epic: The Soundtrack
Girlpool - Powerplant
Vinyl Theatre - Origami
Don Bryant - Don't Give Up On Love
Colter Wall - Colter Wall
Jake La Botz - Sunnyside
Kobra and The Lotus - Prevail I


& More .....

New Kids On The Block - Thankful EP
Janiva Magness - Blue Again EP
Danzig - Last Ride
Deb Talan - Lay Down
Halsey - Eyes Closed
Suffocation - Return To The Abyss

UPCOMING RELEASES

PAPA ROACH - Crooked Teeth

PAPA ROACH - Crooked TeethPAPA ROACH - Crooked Teeth - Eleven Seven MusicPAPA ROACH - Crooked Teeth
The band wrote and recorded the Crooked Teeth album in North Hollywood, Calif., with the help of production team Nicholas “Ras” Furlong and Colin Brittain. Jason Evigan also lent his producing talents to a track on the album called “Born for Greatness.” “The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that Infest was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire,” says Jacoby Shaddix. Adds Furlong, “The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process, and we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach.”


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MATISYAHU - Undercurrent

MATISYAHU - UndercurrentMATISYAHU - Undercurrent - Fallen Sparks Rec.MATISYAHU - Undercurrent
Singer-songwriter Matisyahu has been on a journey inward for more than a decade. The journey has been private and public. The journey has at times been explicitly external, even while being driven by internal change. Now, nearly thirteen years after the release of his first studio record, Matisyahu and his band have done something unmatched in his past repertoire; they have crafted that journey into a musically thematic eight-song-movement.


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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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