• New Release Round-Up 08-11-17

    New Releases - August 11 2017

     
    KESHA - Rainbow - RCA
    'Rainbow' marks a new beginning for Kesha, one based around inner strength and musical exploration as she achieves her vision for the album by enlisting a roster of collaborators ranging from Eagles of Death Metal to Dolly Parton. Ben Folds produced the title track with Kesha, while Ricky Reed produced and wrote numerous tracks as well. Wrabel co-wrote a collaboration that features the Dap-Kings horn section. Eagles of Death Metal are featured on two tracks, while Parton guests on a version of her 1980 country chart-topper "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You." The track was co-written by Kesha's mother Pebe Sebert, who also has other songwriting credits on 'Rainbow'.
    Kesha has had 9 Top 10 hits on The Billboard Hot 100, including four #1 singles at Top 40 Radio - "TiK ToK," "Your Love Is My Drug," "Die Young," and "Timber." Kesha took home the MTV EMA for Best New Act in November 2010 and was nominated for 2 American Music Awards, 3 MTV VMA Awards, and 6 Billboard Awards. She has performed on dozens of television programs all over the world, including MTV Europe Music Awards, Much Music Awards (Canada), Echo Awards (Germany), X Factor (Australia), American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, American Idol, Saturday Night Live, and The Today Show Summer Concert Series.

    DOWNTOWN BOYS - Cost Of Living - Sub Pop
    The United States’ myriad inequalities, hatreds and phobias are painfully evident in 2017, offering proof that the age-old dichotomy of “political bands” versus “apolitical bands” simply doesn’t exist. Either you are comfortable and unfazed by the current reigning power structures, or you use your music as a vehicle for the dismantling of oppression and the creation of something better. No matter what your songs are about, you are choosing a side. The position of Providence, RI’s Downtown Boys has been clear since they started storming through basements and DIY spaces with their radically-minded rock music: they are here to topple the white-cis-het hegemony and draft a new history. Downtown Boys began by combining revolutionary ideals with boundless energy and contagious, inclusive fun, and their resolve has only strengthened as their sound and audience have grown. Cost Of Living is their third full-length, following a self-released 2012 debut and 2015’s Full Communism on Don Giovanni Records. They recorded it with Guy Picciotto (Fugazi; producer of Blonde Redhead, The Gossip), one of indie-rock’s most mythological figures, in the producer’s chair. Picciotto fostered the band’s improvisational urges while pulling the root of their music to the forefront: unflinching choruses, fearlessly confrontational vocals, and the sense that each song will incite the room into action, sending bodies into motion that were previously thought to have atrophied. Downtown Boys are keenly aware of the increased visibility and credibility that comes with signing to a corporate-media conglomerate such as Sub Pop. They’re using this platform as a megaphone for their protest music, amplifying and centering Chicana, queer, and Latino voices in the far-too-whitewashed world of rock. In just one example, album-opener “A Wall” rides the feel-good power that drove so many tunes by The Clash and Wire as it calls out the idea that a wall could ever succeed in snuffing the humanity and spirit of those it’s designed to crush. Compared to previous efforts, Downtown Boys have shifted from a once-meaty brass section to the subtler melodic accompaniment of keyboards and a saxophone, coloring their anthems with warm, bright tones while singer/lyricist Victoria Ruiz spits out her frustrations and passions. Some might say it shows a sense of maturity, as Downtown Boys have undoubtedly smoothed down some of their earlier edges, but there is no compromise to their righteous assault and captivating presence. Like socially conscious groups of years past, from Public Enemy to Rage Against the Machine, Downtown Boys harness powerful sloganeering, repetitive grooves, and earworm hooks to create one of the most necessary musical statements of the day. We should all do well to take notice! - Matt Korvette, Pissed Jeans.

    VENOM INC. - Ave - Nuclear Blast America
    When Venom released “Welcome to Hell” and “Black Metal” in the early 80s they paved the way for thousands of extreme metal bands across the world. Venom Inc. consists of former Venom founders Jeffrey “Mantas” Dunn on guitar and Anthony “Abaddon” Bray on drums as well as former Venom bassist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan. "Ave" is Venom Inc’s debut full length!

    GUIDED BY VOICES - How Do You Spell Heaven - Guided By Voices
    2017 release from the uber-prolific Robert Pollard and his main day job, Guided By Voices. Guided by Voices is on a roll. One could argue that GBV is never not on a roll, that Robert Pollard's output plows past the word "prolific" like prolific is standing still in a snowbank; and that's true, but this new version of the band (Doug Gillard, Bobby Bare Jr, Mark Shue, Kevin March) has given Pollard new tools to complement his song-hammer. Thus, ergo, quod erat demonstrandum: roll. Hot on the heels of the smothered-in-plaudits double album August By Cake comes this hot and heavy fifteen-tune long player, a melody-dense thwack to the earholes that will both energize and deplete your body of it's remaining music-appreciation enzymes. Recorded by the band in New York, and by Pollard in Ohio, How Do You Spell Heaven capitalizes on the current incarnation's tour-buffed shine without sacrificing eternal verities such as but not limited to: off-kilter rhythmic jolts; krazy chords; purposefully imperfect harmonies; and fragmented structures that start and stop on a coin of small denomination and go somewhere else, and quickly. There's more, much more-the easiest, laziest way to sum up this latest album is the most obvious: How do you spell heaven? Shout it from the rafters: G-B-V!

    HINDER - The Reign - The End Records
    Multi-platinum rockers, Hinder, have sold over 3.8 million albums, more than 7.5 million singles, garnered north of 130 million video views, racked in 80 million spins on Spotify, and counting. In 2016, they released their first-ever acoustic EP entitled 'Stripped', and are now back in 2017 with a tour and new their new album The Reign.

    LIVE - Mental Jewelry: 25th Anniversary Edition

    LIVE - Mental Jewelry: 25th Anniversary EditionLIVE - Mental Jewelry: 25th Anniversary Edition - Geffen RecordsLIVE - Mental Jewelry: 25th Anniversary Edition
    Multi-platinum selling Pennsylvania band Live release their debut album ‘Mental Jewelry’ on LP for the first time to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The package includes the remastered studio album which launched the band’s career, produced by Jerry Harrison from Talking Heads, plus liner notes from founding member Ed Kowalczyk. the release is also available in a Deluxe 2CD package which features never-before-heard studio material and an unreleased live performance recorded at The Roxy in 1992. The original line-up begin a US / International festival tour in May.


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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    The Districts - Popular Manipulations [LP]
    Hamell On Trial - Tackle Box [LP]
    So Much Light - Oh, Yuck [LP]
    Paul Kelly - Life Is Fine [LP]
    Frankie Rose - Cage Tropical [Limited Edition White LP]
    Trailer Trash Tracys - Althaea [LP]
    Will Hoge - Anchors [LP]
    David Rawlings - Poor David's Almanack [LP]
    Steve Howe - Anthology 2: Groups & Collaborations [3CD]
    ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Source Tags & Codes: Expanded 15th Anniversary Edition [2LP]
    Alex Williams - Better Than Myself
    The Music Of Nashville, Season 5, Vol. 3 [Soundtrack]
    Oceans Ate Alaska - Hikari [LP]
    Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 [Deluxe 2LP]
    Bonobo - One Offs...Remixes & B Sides [2LP]
    Buck Owens - Live From Austin, TX [CD/DVD]
    Dwight Yoakam - Live From Austin, TX [CD/DVD]
    Dead Rock West - More Love
    Lucy Rose - Something's Changing [LP]
    Woggles - Tally Ho! [LP]


    & More .....

    Needtobreathe - Hard Cuts: Songs From The H A R D L O V E Sessions EP
    Bebe Rexha - All Your Fault: Pt. 2 EP
    Miner - Headwaters EP
    David Ramirez - Time
    Blank Range - Ember In The Ash
    Hamell On Trial - Big Mouth Strikes Again (Live)






     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    INTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD]

    INTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD]INTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD] - CapitolINTERPOL - Our Love To Admire: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [2LP/DVD]
    Interpol's critically acclaimed third studio album ‘Our Love To Admire’ will be released for the first time on heavyweight 2LP to commemorate its 10 year anniversary. Produced by Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Biffy Clyro), the remastered album includes the singles “The Heinrich Maneuver” and “Mammoth”. The gatefold packaging includes custom inner sleeves, a custom mini-jacket and a previously unreleased DVD recording of their 2007 performance at London Astoria.

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  • New Release Round-Up 08-04-17

    New Releases - August 04 2017

     
    EAGLES OF DEATH METAL - I Love You All The Time: Live At The Olympia In Paris - UME
    I Love You All The Time: Live At The Olympia In Paris is a 2 disc live set from the band's emotionally charged return to Paris. The line-up for this historic show features Jesse Hughes, Joshua Homme, Dave Catching, Matt McJunkins, Julian Dorio, Eden Galindo, and Tuesday Cross. This performance includes the tracks Complexity, Don't Speak (I Came To Make A Bang), Cherry Cola, Duran Duran cover Save A Prayer, I Want You So Hard (Boy's Bad News) and many more.  The live set is also available on DVD.

    MONDO COZMO - Plastic Soul

    MONDO COZMO - Plastic SoulMONDO COZMO - Plastic Soul - RepublicMONDO COZMO - Plastic Soul
    'Plastic Soul' is Mondo Cozmo's debut album. The album's lead single, 'Shine' rocketed to #1 at AAA radio and peaked top 15 at Alternative. Mondo Cozmo is confirmed for nearly every US festival this summer including: Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Austin City Limits, Firefly, Forecastle, Sasquatch, Shaky Knees, Hangout and more. He will be embarking on a headlining tour this Fall as well as opening for Spoon in September. 

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    COLDPLAY - Kaleidoscope EP - Atlantic
    The Kaleidoscope EP was produced by Rik Simpson with Daniel Green and Bill Rahko and features a new live version of Coldplay's hit collaboration with The Chainsmokers, "Something Just Like This," recorded in Tokyo in April. It also includes "Miracles (Someone Special)," a collaboration with Detroit rapper Big Sean. Another new song, "A L I E N S," was written with Brian Eno, and co-produced by Eno and Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Kings Of Leon). The EP is the sister release to the band's acclaimed A Head Full Of Dreams album, which has sold more than 5 million copies around the world since its December 2015 release.

    WAGE WAR - Deadweight - Fearless Records
    A Day to Remember vocalist Jeremy McKinnon and Andrew Wade returned to produce Wage War's sophomore full-length 'Deadweight,' which the band started writing immediately after they finished their debut and has some of the group's most melodic moments as well as some of the heaviest to date. Lyrically, 'Deadweight' sees the band exploring both personal to political issues in a way that's as raw and honest as the music that supports them. In a defining new era for the band, Wage War is certain to incite frenzied mosh pits for years to come, as the band displays an aggression that they've have only hinted at in the past.

    DAN WILSON - Re-Covered - Big Deal Music
    From singer, songwriter, and producer Dan Wilson (of Semisonic), Re-Covered is a collection of Dan s versions of songs he wrote with and for other artists. The album features Grammy-winning songs 'Someone Like You' ft. Kronos Quartet (Adele) and 'Not Ready to Make Nice' (Dixie Chicks), as well as Number 1 country single 'Home' (Dierks Bentley), and songs written with Taylor Swift, Josh Groban, Chris Stapleton, John Legend, and others, as well as a new interpretation of Semisonic's hit 'Closing Time.'









    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Hard Working Americans - We're All In This Together [LP]
    George Thorogood - Party Of One [LP]
    Randy Newman - Dark Matter
    Black Grape - Pop Voodoo [LP]
    Mystery Skulls - One Of Us
    Accept - The Rise Of Chaos [Indie Exclusive Electric Blue/Red Splatter 2LP]
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Lay It On Down [LP]
    Dead Cross - Dead Cross [Red With Black Swirl LP]
    Brett Eldredge - Brett Eldredge
    Caroline Says - 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong [LP]
    Quiet Riot - Road Rage
    Lal & Mike Waterson - Bright Phoebus [LP]
    Soccer Mommy - Collection [LP]
    Tyler Childers - Purgatory [LP]
    Def Leppard - Hysteria: 30th Anniversary Edition [2LP]
    Marty Friedman - Wall Of Sound [LP]
    Keane - Hopes & Fears [LP]
    New Radicals - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too. [2 LP]


    & More .....

    Gregg Allman - ... Live Picture Disc [10 Inch Vinyl]
    Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer - The Color Of A Cloudy Day
    Will Hoge - 17
    So Much Light - Full Body Mirror
    The Districts - Salt
    Filthy Friends - Despierta
    Arch Enemy - The Eagle Flies Alone (Edit)
    The Winery Dogs - Dog Years EP





     

     





     

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  • RHINO SUMMER OF LOVE

    RHINO SUMMER OF LOVE

    Five decades ago, in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, a social movement was growing. Young people, with heads full of progressive ideas and evolving attitudes toward sex, drugs and rock and roll, were converging on the area to celebrate their personal freedom–an extension of that January’s “Human Be-In” in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The “Summer of Love,” as it was called, was the birth of the modern counterculture, and music played an integral role in the shaping, influencing and mainstreaming of these daring new ideas. Rhino Records is celebrating that historic period with 18 catalog titles throughout July–including new compilations and vinyl reissues of classic albums. More information and details of the releases coming from Rhino as part of the Summer Of Love program can be found Here.

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Music Releases 08-11-17

Artist Title Price
The Districts Popular Manipulations [LP] New Vinyl: $15.98
Hinder The Reign New CD: $11.98
Kesha Rainbow New CD: $10.96
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Source Tags & Codes: Expanded 15th Anniversary Edition [2LP] New Vinyl: $22.48
David Rawlings Poor David's Almanack [LP] New Vinyl: $26.98
Downtown Boys Cost Of Living [LP] New Vinyl: $14.98
Incantation Profane Nexus [LP] New Vinyl: $16.98
Exit Eden Rhapsodies In Black New CD: $11.98
Guided By Voices How Do You Spell Heaven [LP] New Vinyl: $15.98
So Much Light Oh, Yuck [LP] New Vinyl: $16.98
Hamell On Trial Tackle Box [LP] New Vinyl: $16.98
Guardians Of The Galaxy [Movie] Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 [Deluxe 2LP] New Vinyl: $26.98
Trailer Trash Tracys Althaea [LP] New Vinyl: $19.78

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Movie Releases 08-11-17

Artist Title Price
Billions [TV Series] Billions: Season Two New DVD: $35.98
DC's Legends of Tomorrow [TV Series] DC's Legends Of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season New Blu-Ray: $40.48

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