New Release Round-Up 01-05-18
Neil Young & Promise Of The Real - The Visitor [2LP] - Reprise
Neil Young reteams with Promise Of The Real for a new album titled The Visitor, their second studio LP together following 2015's The Monsanto Years. From 'Time Fades Away II' to 'Homegrown' and Crazy Horse's killer 2003 Bonnaroo set, a look at the best of Young's overflowing vault the album, due out December 1st, comes just three months after Young released Hitchhiker, his long-lost LP of acoustic songs recorded over one night in August 1976. Young and Promise of the Real also shared the album's first single "Already Great," a rumbling, tongue-in-cheek response to Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan. The singer previously denied Trump's use of "Rockin' in the Free World" during the 2016 presidential campaign and roared "Fuck you, Donald Trump" onstage during a June 2016 concert. "You're already great / You're the promised land / You're the helping hand," Young sings to the U.S. on the chorus. The track ends with a repeated chant of "Whose streets? Our streets!," a popular rallying cry at recent protests.
Black Veil Brides - Vale - Republic
The LA-based goth/glam hard rock quintet, Black Veil Brides to release their eagerly anticipated 5th album Vale on 1/12/18. The band will co-headline a tour with Asking Alexandria which will kick off on 1/10/18.
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.
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.