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New Release Round-Up 11-08-19

New Releases 08 November 2019



Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Ghosteen - Bad Seed Ltd
The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents. Ghosteen is a migrating spirit. The album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles.

FKA Twigs - Magdalene - Young Turks
The follow up to FKA Twigs’ critically acclaimed Brit Award and Mercury Prize nominated debut LP1 (2014, Young Turks). Widely regarded as one of the best albums of 2014 and selling over 340,000 records globally. Top-40 rapper Future appears on the album’s second single “Holy Terrain”, continuing a run of rap collaborations including an appearance on A$AP Rocky’s ‘Testing’ LP. Twigs will tour the US in November with a theatrical performance that debuted in May to universal acclaim as well as several major festivals (Afropunk Brooklyn and Atlanta, Flog Gnaw)

Allen Stone - Building Balance - ATO Records
Allen Stone’s “Building Balance” is his first new album in 4 years, spanning a time period spent figuring out how the old parts and the new parts of his universe were going to co-exist. For Building Balance he worked with Grammy winning producer Nasri as well as Jamie Lidell. Stone continues to draw inspiration from '70s funk and soul with current flexes, sitting amid D'Angelo in its sultrier moments, Stevie Wonder at its most melodic and the production of Mark Ronson at its most modern.

Luke Combs - What You See Is What You Get - SME Nashville
Produced by Scott Moffatt, What You See Is What You Get features 17 songs including the five tracks previously released via Luke Combs' The Prequel EP earlier this summer.

Fitted - First Fits

Fitted - First FitsFitted - First FitsFitted - First Fits - Org Music
Fitted is a new project from Wire members Graham Lewis and Matthew Simms, with Mike Watt (Minutemen, Stooges, fIREHOSE) and drummer Bob Lee (Fearless Leader, The Freeks). The group first convened after just one practice to perform at Wire’s DRILL festival in 2017 at The Echo in Los Angeles. On their debut album, First Fits, the freewheelin' pysch-pop powerhouse plows through six numbers over the course of 38 minutes, with Lewis and Watt trading lead vocal duties. 


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Andrea Bocelli - Si Forever: The Diamond Edition

Andrea Bocelli - Si Forever: The Diamond EditionAndrea Bocelli - Si Forever: The Diamond EditionAndrea Bocelli - Si Forever: The Diamond Edition - Decca
The million-selling 2018 album reimagined to include 5 brand new tracks & including duets with Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Matteo Bocelli, Jennifer Garner and more.


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The Police - Reissues

The Police - ReissuesThe Police - ReissuesThe Police - Reissues - A&M
The Police’s four UK No.1 albums are available now on heavyweight vinyl. Reggatta de Blanc (1979), Zenyatta Mondatta (1980), Ghost In The Machine (1981) and Syncronicity (1983). Also Avialable 11.15, is Every Move You Make: The Studio Recordings, a limited edition 6-CD box set featuring all five studio albums + bonus 12-track disc, ‘Flexible Strategies’, comprised of non-album b-sides.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Lucy Dacus - 2019
Trippie Redd - !
Bishop Briggs - CHAMPION
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Watchmen: Volume 1
The Rolling Stones - Bridges To Buenos Aires
Bask - III
slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain
Snow Patrol - Reworked
Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders - Get The Money
Hermitude - Pollyanarchy
Hawthorne Heights - Lost Frequencies
Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith - Mummer Love
Simply Red - Blue Eyed Soul
George Michael - Last Christmas: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Good Ones - Rwanda, You Should Be Loved
Jonathan Fire*Eater - Tremble Under Boom Lights
Leslie Odom Jr. - Mr

& More .....

Post Malone - Wow.
Mercury Rev - Sermon / Louisiana Man
Pet Shop Boys - Dreamland











 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Michael Nau - Less Ready To Go

Michael Nau - Less Ready To GoMichael Nau - Less Ready To GoMichael Nau - Less Ready To Go - ORG Music
Maryland-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Michael Nau is back with a fourth “solo” album, on the heels of his 2018 release, Michael Nau & The Mighty Thread. Nau, who previously fronted projects like Page France and Cotton Jones, is known for his unique blend of psychedelic folk, R&B, and indie rock music. On his latest effort, Less Ready To Go, Nau enlisted Scott McMicken (Dr. Dog) as a producer, along with collaborators Whitney McGraw, Andrew Dost (fun.), Zach Miller (Dr. Dog), Benny Yurco, and Seth Kauffman.


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Lily Kershaw - Arcadia

Lily Kershaw - ArcadiaLily Kershaw - ArcadiaLily Kershaw - Arcadia - Nettwerk Records
Imagine the mind’s farthest wanderings made physical, formed into worlds that represent our internal and external expressions. Mythologically speaking, people have been naming this duality for ages: utopia and dystopia, heaven and earth, Olympus and the underworld. Now imagine this concept distilled in an eleven track, thirty-six minute album, and you arrive at Arcadia, the latest offering by songstress Lily Kershaw. Weaving warmer analog sounds like organ, harpsichord and guitar with cinematic force, Arcadia is Kershaw’s most intimate release to date. But the strongest tool Kershaw wields is her voice, both in the simmering ferocity it carries and the poetry it speaks. Though the concept behind the record is epic to say the least, Kershaw is ultimately telling a story of acceptance, both of herself and the great mystery that is the universe


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New Release Round-Up 11-01-19

Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 1

Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 1Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 1Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 1 - CWKTWO Corp.
Over their career, Cold War Kids have fielded music’s seismic shifts while simultaneously sticking to their own game plan. Over the course of a dozen releases – including seven studio albums, multiple EPs, and a live album on majors and indies alike, non-stop tours and the festival circuit’s biggest stages, massive radio, sales & streaming successes, the band have become a major part of the modern landscape. Their new album New Age Norms 1, with lead single “Complainer” is the next chapter with the approach of taking apart the idea of what the band is and just trying to take the doors off a bit to see where it can go. 


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Hootie & The Blowfish - Imperfect Circle

Hootie & The Blowfish - Imperfect CircleHootie & The Blowfish - Imperfect CircleHootie & The Blowfish - Imperfect Circle - Capitol Nashville
The celebrated 90's and early 2000's group Hootie & The Blowfish release their new album, Imperfect Circle, this week. Their first in nearly 15 years. Includes the single Rollin'

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Bob Dylan - Travelin' Thru, 1967 - 1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15 - Sony Legacy
The latest chapter in the highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series revisits Dylan's pivotal musical journeys to Nashville, from 1967 to 1969, focusing on previously unavailable recordings made with Johnny Cash and unreleased tracks from the John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline, and Self Portrait sessions. LP 1 finds Dylan in Columbia's Studio A in Nashville recording alternate versions of compositions written for John Wesley Harding (October 17 and November 6, 1967) and Nashville Skyline (February 13-14, 1969) while introducing a new song "Western Road" (a Nashville Skyline outtake). LP's 2 and 3 are centered around Dylan's collaborations with American music icon Johnny Cash including the much sought-after Columbia Studio A sessions and on-stage performances at the Ryman Auditorium (May 1, 1969) for the recording of the premiere episode of The Johnny Cash Show (originally broadcast on ABC-TV on June 7, 1969). LP 3 closes with tracks recorded on May 17, 1970 with Grammy Award-winning bluegrass banjo legend Earl Scruggs for the PBS television special, "Earl Scruggs: His Family and Friends" (originally aired January 1971).

Jeff Lynne's ELO - From Out Of Nowhere - Sony
From Out Of Nowhere is the new album from Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and music legend Jeff Lynne, and follows up a remarkable run of sold out European and American tours. Jeff Lynne’s ELO, whose music has touched fans deeply across three generations now, has found himself in recent years at the peak of his powers as a songwriter, musician and producer. This new collection features a buoyant title song which opens the ten-track record including the wistful “Help Yourself” to the celebratory “Down Came the Rain” to the churning rocker “One More Time” to the sweet closer, “Songbird.” As does its predecessor, 2015’s Alone in the Universe, From Out Of Nowhere shows Lynne finding new facets to his signature sound, at once drawing on his globally loved legacy and forging new paths in both sounds and emotions. Once again, he plays nearly every note of the music on guitars, bass, piano, drums, keyboards and vibes, as well as singing all of the lead and layered harmony vocals. Steve Jay, who also engineered the album, adds some percussion.

R.E.M. - Monster: 25th Anniversary Edition - Craft Recordings
R.E.M.’s ninth album, Monster, was released at a time when the band were coming off the peak of their mainstream success, following Out of Time (1991) and Automatic For The People (1992). Coming from a long break in touring (the band famously didn’t tour with the two previous records), Monster represented an intentional shift in R.E.M.’s sound, a “return to rock” with guitar laden, simple arrangements. It was released to strong reviews and significant global success - reaching #1 on Billboard, and least 7 other countries. In 1995 the band promoted that album with their first concert tour since 1989 (although several band members suffered health problems). The album includes the singles; “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?,” “Crush with Eyeliner,” “Bang and Blame,” and “Strange Currencies.” Commemorating the album’s 25th anniversary, original Producer Scott Litt re-approached R.E.M.’s “Monster” by remixing the entire album. The original 1995 version was dense in guitars and feedback with the vocals mixed within the sonic wall, but on this alternative version the guitars are pulled back and the vocals pushed forward to create a more open sound and showcase often-revealing lyrics. The deluxe edition package also includes previously unreleased demos, a complete live performance, recorded from the Monster tour in Chicago on June 3, 1995, plus a Blu-ray disc which features the band’s tour documentary “Road Movie,” five original music videos, as well as the complete remastered Monster album in 5.1 surround sound and hi-resolution audio.

Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York: 25th Anniversary Edition

Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York: 25th Anniversary EditionNirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York: 25th Anniversary EditionNirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York: 25th Anniversary Edition - Geffen Records
Nirvana's classic MTV Unplugged In New York album is getting a 25th anniversary vinyl reissue. Marking the iconic lives set's first pressing as a double LP, the new edition features five rehearsal performances that were previously available on only the DVD release. Among the rehearsals – which were previously only available as bonus content on the MTV Unplugged in New York – is a different take on the David Bowie cover “The Man Who Sold the World,” a version that finds both Nirvana and the production team finding their footing ahead of the concert. Rehearsal versions of “Polly,” “Pennyroyal Tea,” “Come As You Are” and the Meat Puppets’ “Plateau” are also included on the vinyl’s Side D.


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Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra - I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra - I Shouldn't Be Telling You ThisJeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra - I Shouldn't Be Telling You ThisJeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra - I Shouldn't Be Telling You This - Decca
The Hollywood legend, coolest man on the planet and purveyor of fine jazz will release his second album in November on Decca Records. And this time he’s bringing his friends. Jeff Goldblum has assembled an extraordinary gang of vocalists from all walks of musical life, some of whom are revealing their jazz voices for the very first time. The feel good jazz album of the year, featuring singers Sharon Van Etten, Fiona Apple, Inara George, Jeff Goldblum & Anna Calvi.


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Jon Batiste - Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard

Jon Batiste - Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village VanguardJon Batiste - Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village VanguardJon Batiste - Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard - Verve
This title was recorded live at the historic Village Vanguard in NYC in the Fall of 2018 during Jon Batiste’s residency at the legendary space. It is the follow up to “Anatomy of Angels’, which is part 1 of this 2 part series. The music on Chronology Of A Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard is original, instrumental music (other than “Soulful” which is a tribute cover to Ray Hargrove) showcasing Batiste’s virtuosic and uplifting talent he uses to command a room, and an iconic one at that.


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Japanese Wallpaper - Glow

Japanese Wallpaper - GlowJapanese Wallpaper - GlowJapanese Wallpaper - Glow - Nettwerk Records
Japanese Wallpaper is Gab Strum, Melbourne-based dream pop producer, songwriter and artist. Gab blends shimmery synths, downtempo beats, and electronic influences with introspective, coming of age song themes to craft his brand of indie pop. Glow is the debut album from Japanese Wallpaper about navigating the simultaneously beautiful and incredibly awkward phase that is one's late teens, growing up and trying to figure out your place in the world. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Ben H. Allen (Walk the Moon, Animal Collective, Gnarls Barkley, Kaiser Chiefs, Cut Copy, Washed Out, Neon Indian),


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed: 50th Anniversary Edition
Miranda Lambert - Wildcard
Michael Kiwanuka - KIWANUKA
The Mavericks - Play The Hits
The Doors - The Soft Parade: 50th Anniversary
Omni - Networker
Frail Body - A Brief Memoriam
Nile - Vile Nilotic Rites
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot Original Soundtrack
Half Moon Run - A Blemish In The Great Light
Voyager - Colours In The Sun
Apollo Brown - Sincerely, Detroit
Cup - Spinning Creature
The Damned - Black Is the Night: The Definitive Anthology
Nils Frahm - All Encores
Van Halen - The Japanese Singles 1978-1984
R.Lum.R - Surfacing
Anais Mitchell - Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording

& More .....

Coldplay - Arabesque / Orphans
Bradford Cox / Cate Le Bon - Myths 004 EP
Rayland Baxter - Good Mmornin EP
Black Stone Cherry - Black To Blues: Volume 2 EP
Pluralone - Shade
Lady Antebellum - What I’m Leaving For
Prince - I Feel For You (Acoustic Demo) / I Feel For You
Bishop Briggs - Champion












 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Fitted - First Fits

Fitted - First FitsFitted - First FitsFitted - First Fits - Org Music
Fitted is a new project from Wire members Graham Lewis and Matthew Simms, with Mike Watt (Minutemen, Stooges, fIREHOSE) and drummer Bob Lee (Fearless Leader, The Freeks). The group first convened after just one practice to perform at Wire’s DRILL festival in 2017 at The Echo in Los Angeles. On their debut album, First Fits, the freewheelin' pysch-pop powerhouse plows through six numbers over the course of 38 minutes, with Lewis and Watt trading lead vocal duties. The album will be available on LP, CD, and digital formats beginning November 8th.


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Andrea Bocelli - Si Forever: The Diamond Edition

Andrea Bocelli - Si Forever: The Diamond EditionAndrea Bocelli - Si Forever: The Diamond EditionAndrea Bocelli - Si Forever: The Diamond Edition - Decca
The million-selling 2018 album reimagined to include 5 brand new tracks & including duets with Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Matteo Bocelli, Jennifer Garner and more.


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

Read more...