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  • New Release Round-Up 10-11-19

    Elbow - Giants of All Sizes

    Elbow - Giants of All SizesElbow - Giants of All SizesElbow - Giants of All Sizes - Verve
    Elbow's lead singer and lyricist Guy Garvey describes Giants of All Sizes as “an angry, old blue lament which finds its salvation in family, friends, the band and new life.” It is a record that lyrically takes in moments of deep personal loss whilst reflecting its times by confronting head-on the spectres of injustice and division not just in the UK but across the world. It is a record that could only have been made in the 21st Century.


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    Kim Gordon - No Home Record - Matador Records
    With a career spanning nearly four decades, Kim Gordon is one of the most prolific and visionary artists working today. A co-founder of the legendary Sonic Youth, Gordon has performed all over the world, collaborating with many of music’s most exciting figures including Tony Conrad, Ikue Mori, Julie Cafritz and Stephen Malkmus. Most recently, Gordon has been hitting the road with Body/Head, her spellbinding partnership with artist and musician Bill Nace. Despite the exhaustive nature of her résumé, the most reliable aspect of Gordon’s music may be its resistance to formula. Songs discover themselves as they unspool, each one performing a test of the medium’s possibilities and limits. Her command is astonishing, but Gordon’s artistic curiosity remains the guiding force behind her music. It makes sense that this “American idea” (as Gordon says on the agitated rock track “Air BnB”) of purchasing utopia permeates the record, as no place is this phenomenon more apparent than Los Angeles, where Gordon was born and recently returned to after several lifetimes on the east coast. It was a move precipitated by a number of seismic shifts in her personal life and undoubtedly plays a role in No Home Record’s fascination with transience. The album opens with the restless “Sketch Artist,” where Gordon sings about “dreaming in a tent” as the music shutters and skips like scenery through a car window. “Even Earthquake,” perhaps the record’s most straightforward track embodies this mood; Gordon’s voice wavering like watercolor: “If I could cry and shake for you / I’d lay awake for you / I got sand in my heart for you,” guitar strokes blending into one another as they bleed out across an unstable page. Front to back, No Home Record is an expert operation in the uncanny. You don’t simply listen to Gordon’s music; you experience it.

    Steve Miller Band - Selections From The Vault

    Steve Miller Band - Selections From The VaultSteve Miller Band - Selections From The VaultSteve Miller Band - Selections From The Vault - Capitol
    Selections From The Vault features tracks taken from Steve Miller’s career spanning deluxe 3 CD + DVD box set, Welcome To The Vault. The clear vinyl 1LP edition features 8 tracks, all of which are previously unreleased. Highlights include Rock’n Me Alternate Version 1, Crossroads Live and Fly Like An Eagle Alternate Version, plus Steve Miller’s version of Love Is Strange, which has never appeared on a release until now.


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    The Building - PETRA

    The Building - PETRAThe Building - PETRAThe Building - PETRA - Concord Records
    PETRA was written, produced, and performed by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist/ songwriter Anthony LaMarca, also known for his role as guitarist in The War On Drugs. Like so many Midwestern musicians before him, LaMarca left his beloved hometown of Youngstown, OH for Brooklyn but returned in 2014 and began work as The Building, often joined by his brother Angelo (guitar) and wife Megan (cello) on a series of EPs and albums – including 2017’s acclaimed RECONCILIATION – released via Peppermint Records.  PETRA – which shares its name with the LaMarcas’ beloved German Shepherd – is a bare-boned, often brutally blunt, new work from a gifted musician-songwriter forced by fate to confront life’s hardest truths and consequences. LaMarca had just begun recording at Youngstown’s Peppermint Productions – a vintage studio facility best known for producing everything from polka superstar Frank Yankovic to the Judge Judy theme song – when a spell of intense back pain led to his being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Originally, LaMarca was diagnosed in the middle of making Reconciliation. He immediately started treatment, which brought the disease into complete remission. His disease relapsed last year while in the middle of making PETRA." The experience inspired a second meaning to the album’s title, the acronym P-E-T-R-A, or “Peace’s Eternal Truth Renews All.” Moreover, LaMarca’s physical struggle has resulted in the most powerful work of The Building’s still-growing canon, a vivid series of deeply personal songs such as “Purifer” and the LP-opening “Transformed,” made even more impactful through strikingly simple arrangements and raw, heartfelt performance.
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    Freddie Mercury - Never Boring [Limited Edition 3 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Box Set] - Hollywood Records
    This Limited Edition Freddie Mercury solo career hard slipcase box set includes 3CDs, DVD/Blu-ray, 120-page hardback book featuring rare photos of Freddie + quotes, Poster + Postcard. Iconic. Incomparable. Irreplaceable. But never, ever boring. Freddie Mercury's spirit is every bit as central to the fabric of popular music today as it was during his unforgettable lifetime. Now comes a unique release to showcase the full range of his musical talents and passions, and their indelible imprint on the worlds of pop, opera and far beyond.

    Dan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The Blue

    Dan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The BlueDan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The BlueDan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The Blue - New West Records
    “It's like a coming-of-age crisis,” says Daniel Shultz about Out Of The Blue, the messy and melodic debut album from his band, Dan Luke and The Raid. “It’s about being in that space in your 20s where you’re trying to get your shit together and figure things out in life. You’re dealing with your problems”—the singer, songwriter and guitarist pauses—“even as you’re going out and partying and getting into trouble all the time.” Shultz and his Dan Luke & The Raid band mates know a thing or two about the last part of that equation, as evidenced by the songs and subject matter on Out of the Blue. Throughout the album’s 10 tracks, people are passed out on curbs under neon signs (“Black Cat Heavy Metal”), breaking hearts over rolled-up dollar bills (“Exoskeleton”), leaving baggies lying in passenger seats (“Money Mouth”) and faking smiles and feeling ashamed (“Golden Age”). Legs are bleeding, faces are numb and Shultz declares his band to be the “diamond kings of smut.” All the while, the music throbs and pulses and twitches and buzzes with the energy and enthusiasm and inexperience of youth, bursting with harsh, distorted guitar chords, blown-out synths squiggles and hopped-up rhythms—as well as, on occasion, moments of stunning and sincere melodic beauty. With the weight and experience of events that have been at times joyful and sad, poignant and puerile, triumphant and tragic, Dan Luke and The Raid continue to carve out their future, one musical moment at a time. “What we want to do is create music, and create music in a way where people feel something,” Shultz says. “And when we see that happening it’s an amazing thing.”


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    Down N Outz - This Is How We Roll

    Down N Outz - This Is How We RollDown N Outz - This Is How We RollDown N Outz - This Is How We Roll - UME
    Down N Outz, Joe Elliott’s side project away from Def Leppard release their brand new Studio album This Is How We Roll. The band is founded and fronted by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and backed by members of The Quireboys, Wayward Sons and Vixen. This album made up of original songs all written by Joe Elliott (bar a cover of the Tubes White Punks on Dope) is the band’s first album since the Further adventures of was released in 2014. The album produced by Joe and long time Def Leppard engineer Ronan McHugh is the first to contain new songs (the previous albums were as mentioned cover versions) and sees the band channeling a very 70’s feels over 11 new songs and one cover version.


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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Allah-Las - LAHS
    Lacuna Coil - Black Anima
    Third Eye Blind - Screamer
    Nas - The Lost Tapes 2
    The Devil Wears Prada - The Act
    Starcrawler - Devour You
    David Bowie - Vh1 Storytellers (Live At Manhattan Center)
    Waterparks - Fandom
    808 State - Transmission Suite
    Joseph Arthur - Come Back World
    Kadavar - For The Dead Travel Fast
    Grade 2 - Graveyard Island
    Illiterate Light - Illiterate Light
    Art Alexakis - Sun Songs
    Trigger Hippy - Full Circle And Then Some
    Big Thief - Two Hands
    Cody Jinks - After The Fire
    Life Of Agony - The Sound Of Scars
    Fantasia - Sketchbook


    & More .....

    Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - This Is The Place EP
    Adam Lambert - Velvet: Side A EP
    The Mavericks - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way













     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Jim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of Nature

    Jim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of NatureJim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of NatureJim James / Teddy Abrams / Louisville Orchestra - The Order of Nature - Decca
    The Order of Nature presents a hypnotic meeting of the classical and folk-rock worlds with both classic and brand-new material by Jim James (lead singer of critically/commercially successful My Morning Jacket) and fused with Teddy Abrams’ inspired orchestrations with the Louisville Orchestra.


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    Fieh - Cold Water Burning Skin

    Fieh - Cold Water Burning SkinFieh - Cold Water Burning SkinFieh - Cold Water Burning Skin - Verve
    Fieh (pronounced “fee-ah”) is a band created by Sofie Tollefsbøl, a singer from Eina in Norway, a small village with under a 1000 inhabitants located deep in the Norwegian forest. Sofie draws inspiration from different hip hop and soul artists such as Outkast, D’Angelo and Erykah Badu. The band’s music has evolved a lot since Sofie started releasing her Garageband-produced demos from 3 years ago, and since she attended the Norwegian Academy of Music her solo project has grown into a large band, with elements such as multiple backup singers, a drummer, a bass- and guitarist, a trumpeter and a keyboardist, all of them fellow students at the jazz course at the same school.


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    Hollow Coves - Moments

    Hollow Coves - MomentsHollow Coves - MomentsHollow Coves - Moments - Nettwerk Records
    Australian alternative folk duo Hollow Coves' debut album Moments is a collection of warm, introspective songs that reflect the pair's travels across the globe and their deeply felt experiences along the way.


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    clipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Blood

    clipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Bloodclipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Bloodclipping. - There Existed An Addiction To Blood - Sub Pop
    The science-fiction visionary Octavia Butler once declared that “there is nothing new under the sun, but there are new suns.” The aphorism could apply to any art form where the basic contours are fixed, but the appetite for innovation remains infinite. Enter clipping, flash fiction genre masters in a hip-hop world firmly rooted in memoir. If first person confessionals historically reign, the mid-city Los Angeles trio of rapper Daveed Diggs and producers William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes have spent the last half-decade terraforming their own patch of soil, replete with conceptual labyrinths and industrial chaos. They have conjured a mutant emanation of the future, built at odd angles atop the hallowed foundation of the past. Their third album for Sub Pop, There Existed An Addiction To Blood, finds them interpreting another rap splinter sect through their singular lens. This is Clipping’s transmutation of horrorcore, a purposefully absurdist sub-genre that flourished in the mid-90s. If some of its most notable pioneers included Brotha Lynch Hung and Gravediggaz, it also encompasses seminal works from the Geto Boys, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and the near-entirety of classic Memphis cassette tape rap. The most subversive and experimental rap has often presented itself as an “alternative” to conventional sounds, but Clipping respectfully warp them into new constellations. There Existed an Addiction to Blood absorbs the hyper-violent horror tropes of the Murder Dog era, but re-imagines them in a new light: still darkly-tinted and somber, but in a weirder and more vivid hue. The album contains interludes with hissing recordings of demonic invasions, and guest appearances from Griselda Gang’s Benny the Butcher and Hypnotize Minds horror queen La Chat. Other tracks feature contributions from noise music legends The Rita and Pedestrian Deposit. It all ends with “Piano Burning,” a performance of a piece written by the avant-garde composer Annea Lockwood. Yes, it is the sound of a piano burning. There Existed an Addiction to Blood fits neatly into the broader scope of the band’s career, which has seen them expand from insular experimentalists into globally recognized artists. Since the release of their first album in 2013, Diggs has won a Tony and a Grammy (both for his acting/rapping work as Thomas Jefferson and Marquis de Lafayette in Hamilton), as well as co-written and starred in 2018’s critically hailed Blindspotting, while Snipes and Hutson have scored numerous films and television shows. Clipping’s last album, the 2016 afro-futurist dystopian space opus Splendor & Misery was recently named one of Pitchfork’s Best Industrial Albums of All-Time. Commissioned for an episode of This American Life, their 2017 single “The Deep” became the inspiration for a novel of the same name, written by Rivers Solomon and published by Saga Press. But their latest masterwork embodies what the band had been building towards — a work that finds them without peer. This is experimental hip-hop built to bang in a post-apocalyptic club bursting with radiation. It’s horrorcore that soaks up past blood and replants it into a different organism, undead but dangerously alive. It is a new sun, blindingly bright and built to burn your retinas.


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    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Live

    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On LiveMarvin Gaye - What's Going On LiveMarvin Gaye - What's Going On Live - Motown
    What's Going On Live’ features Marvin Gaye’s legendary concert – the only live performance of his iconic 1971 What’s Going On album in full – recorded in February of 1972 at the Kennedy Center in his Washington, D.C. hometown, & notable as Marvin’s first concert after a 4 year hiatus. After being shelved for decades, the recording was eventually released on CD in 2001 within Motown/UMe’s expanded deluxe edition for the What’s Going On album. Never before issued on vinyl or as a standalone CD, What’s Going On Live is newly mixed for its 2019 release by John Morales at M+M Mix Studios and mastered by Alex Abrash at AA Mastering. Packaging includes rare photos from Gaye’s performance and a new liner notes essay by Marvin Gaye biographer David Ritz.


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  • New Release Round-Up 10-04-19

    New Releases 04 October 2019

    Wilco - Ode To Joy
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    Ode To Joy - the 11th studio album from the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco - will be released this week via dBpm Records. The album features 11 new songs written and produced by Jeff Tweedy and recorded by Wilco at the bands' own Chicago studio dubbed The Loft.

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    The Avett Brothers - Closer Than Together

    The Avett Brothers - Closer Than TogetherThe Avett Brothers - Closer Than TogetherThe Avett Brothers - Closer Than Together - Republic
    The Avett Brothers have announced a new album called Closer Than Together. The band’s tenth full-length to date arrives this week via American/Republic Records.  In a lengthy mission statement announcing the album’s release, Seth Avett said the band “didn’t make a record that was meant to comment on the sociopolitical landscape that we live in. We did, however, make an album that is obviously informed by what is happening now on a grander scale all around us… because we are a part of it and it is a part of us. Closer Than Together is a record of obvious American origin – a creation that fittingly could only come about through hard work, measured freedom, awe-inspiring landscapes, and perfectly flawed individualism.  “The Avett Brothers will probably never make a sociopolitical record,” Avett added. “But if we did, it might sound something like this.”

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    Angel Olsen - All Mirrors

    Angel Olsen - All MirrorsAngel Olsen - All MirrorsAngel Olsen - All Mirrors - JAGJAGUWAR
    The descent into darkness is a trope we find time again across history, literature and film. But there's also an abyss above. There's a winding white staircase that goes ever upward into the great unknown - each step, each turn, requiring a greater boldness and confidence than the one before. This is the journey on which we find Angel Olsen. Olsen's artistic beginnings as a collaborator shifted seamlessly to her magnificent, cryptic-to-cosmic solo work, and then she formed bands to play her songs, and her stages and audiences grew exponentially. But all along, Olsen was more concerned with a different kind of path, and on her vulnerable, Big Mood new album, All Mirrors, we can see her taking an introspective deep dive towards internal destinations and revelations. In the process of making this album, she found a new sound and voice, a blast of fury mixed with hard won self-acceptance. "In every way -from the making of it, to the words, to how I feel moving forward- this record is about owning up to your darkest side," Olsen said. "Finding the capacity for new love and trusting change, even when you feel like a stranger. This is a record about facing yourself and learning to forgive what you see. It is about losing empathy, trust, love for destructive people. It is about walking away from the noise and realizing that you can have solitude and peace in your own thoughts, that your thoughts alone can be just as valid, if not more."

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    The Menzingers - Hello Exile

    The Menzingers - Hello ExileThe Menzingers - Hello ExileThe Menzingers - Hello Exile - Epitaph
    Philadelphia-based punk band, The Menzingers are set to release their sixth studio album, Hello Exile. Produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Quicksand), the album is the follow-up to the band’s 2017 critically acclaimed release After The Party. Since forming as teenagers in 2006, The Menzingers have shown their strength as rough-and-tumble storytellers, turning out songs equally rooted in frenetic energy and lifelike detail. On their new album Hello Exile, the band take their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. And while their songs often reveal certain painful truths, Hello Exile ultimately maintains the irre- pressible spirit that’s always defined the band. The Menzingers are: singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino.


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    North Mississippi Allstars - Up and Rolling

    North Mississippi Allstars - Up and RollingNorth Mississippi Allstars - Up and RollingNorth Mississippi Allstars - Up and Rolling - New West Records
    'A forgotten roll of film was found. Shot before the turn of the century, the photographs resonate with music. The images inspired an accompanying soundtrack. The music is full of stories. The songs and stories originate in two neighboring rural counties. The cast of characters includes four families of Mississippi musicians, three generations deep, and a photographer from Texas.' - Luther Dickinson In 2017, Wyatt McSpadden found an old roll of film and tracked down members of North Mississippi Allstars to share his forgotten photographs. The images were so profound and so beautiful that they would come to inspire the latest recording, Up and Rolling. The images inspired the band to ask, 'What did the music sound like that night in 96? What does Mississippi music sound like now? What would ideally be on the push button AM/FM radio as we drove thru the hills?' The North Mississippi Allstars would return to the famous Zebra Ranch to record Up And Rolling, inspired by Wyatt's images. They gathered together, trimmed back the wisteria, and swept out the converted barn recording studio. The fired up the tube amps and old computers and began conjuring up modern Mississippi music, ancient and futuristic all at once. Telling it how it was and how they think it should be. Up And Rolling is modern Mississippi. Transcending time and space, the music reaches out into the dark of night like the wisteria vine, looking for free hearted souls to latch onto and wedge into the foundation of hate, slowly tearing down walls a generation at a time.

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    Kacy & Clayton - Carrying On

    Kacy & Clayton - Carrying OnKacy & Clayton - Carrying OnKacy & Clayton - Carrying On - New West Records
    The music Kacy & Clayton make is inextricable from where they grew up. They sing about the kind of people you'd find in Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan (population very few.) The hills, barns and remoteness of the area are in these songs, with a bittersweet acknowledgement that this music has taken them far from home. Carrying On follows the international acclaim for their previous records Strange Country (which Q magazine called, A beautiful album that nudges a classic past into a brave future.) and 2017's The Sirens Song (described by Uncut as Ageless and beguiling. A classic record for this or any other time.) Their sound is equal parts homespun, coming from a family and community where playing music is an ever present part of social gatherings, and the rare country, blues and English folk rock these second cousins obsess over and collect. For Carrying On, Clayton cites as influences: Bobbie Gentry's Delta Sweete, Hoyt Axton's My Griffin Is Gone, Cajun fiddle music, and the steel guitar of Ralph Mooney who played on many of the records that defined the Bakersfield country music scene of the 1950s. Sixties psych has also woven its way into these new songs Having toured almost nonstop for the last two years, Carrying On was conceived and honed on the road and recorded immediately after a jaunt across Western Canada, the songs having been tried and tested before audiences each night. The album was produced once again by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo fame, at his Loft studio in Chicago.

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    Joshua Radin - Here, Right Now

    Joshua Radin - Here, Right NowJoshua Radin - Here, Right NowJoshua Radin - Here, Right Now - Nettwerk Records
    Beloved singer-songwriter Joshua Radin returns with his new album "Here, Right Now" produced by Tony Berg (Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird) proving once again that love and the complications surrounding it to be his songwriting forté.

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    Beastie Boys - Limited Edition LPs

    Beastie Boys - Limited Edition LPsBeastie Boys - Limited Edition LPsBeastie Boys - Limited Edition LPs - Capitol
    Capitol Records are releasing Limited Edition 180-Gram colored Vinyl editions of four classic Beastie Boys releases this week. Paul's Boutique is the second studio album from the Beastie Boys. Released on July 25, 1989, on Capitol Records, it was produced by the Dust Brothers and features the singles Hey Ladies and Shadrach. Pressed on Limited Edition 180-Gram Translucent Violet vinyl and spread across 2LP’s for the first time ever. Ill Communication is the fourth studio album by the Beastie Boys. It was released on May 31, 1994 by Grand Royal Records. Co-produced by Beastie Boys and Mario C and featuring the singles Sabotage, Get It Together, Sure Shot, and Root Down. Pressed on Limited Edition 180-Gram Silver Metallic vinyl. The Root Down EP from Beastie Boys was released on May 23, 1995. The first three tracks are variations of the track "Root Down", and the remaining seven tracks were recorded "live in Europe, winter 1995". Pressed on 4 random colored Limited Edition 180-Gram vinyl (Red, Orange, Green, or Blue). To the 5 Boroughs is the sixth studio album by the Beastie Boys. The album was released on June 15, 2004 internationally, and debuted #1 on the Billboard 200. Featuring the singles Ch-Check It Out, Triple Trouble, Right Right Now Now, and An Open Letter To NYC. Pressed on Limited Edition 180-Gram Blue Vinyl.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    City And Colour - A Pill For Loneliness
    Charli XCX - Charli
    Old Crow Medicine Show - Live At The Ryman
    SuperM - SuperM The 1st Mini Album 'SuperM' [UNITED Ver.]
    Blood Orange - Angel's Pulse
    The Sherlocks - Under Your Sky
    Mika - My Name Is Michael Holbrook
    Bill Frisell - HARMONY
    Courtney Marie Andrews - May Your Kindness Remain [LTD ED Pink LP]
    Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt [Limited Edition Pink LP]
    Sunn O))) - Pyroclasts [Limited Edition Pink LP]
    Massive Attack - Massive Attack v Mad Professor Part II Mezzanine Remix Tapes '98 [LP]
    Levitation Room - Headspace
    That Dog. - Old LP
    San Fermin - The Cormorant I
    Simple Minds - Live In The City Of Angels
    Bonnie Bishop - The Walk
    Mariachi El Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx I: 10 Year Anniversary Edition
    The Darkness - Easter Is Cancelled
    Flying Colors - Third Degree
    Rachael & Vilray - Rachael & Vilray

    & More .....

    Thom Yorke & Flea / Wynton Marsalis - Daily Battles
    Deeper - Run / Bennington
    Shintaro Sakamoto - Boat / Dear Future Person












     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    The Building - PETRA

    The Building - PETRAThe Building - PETRAThe Building - PETRA - Concord Records
    PETRA was written, produced, and performed by acclaimed multi-instrumentalist/ songwriter Anthony LaMarca, also known for his role as guitarist in The War On Drugs. Like so many Midwestern musicians before him, LaMarca left his beloved hometown of Youngstown, OH for Brooklyn but returned in 2014 and began work as The Building, often joined by his brother Angelo (guitar) and wife Megan (cello) on a series of EPs and albums – including 2017’s acclaimed RECONCILIATION – released via Peppermint Records.  PETRA – which shares its name with the LaMarcas’ beloved German Shepherd – is a bare-boned, often brutally blunt, new work from a gifted musician-songwriter forced by fate to confront life’s hardest truths and consequences. LaMarca had just begun recording at Youngstown’s Peppermint Productions – a vintage studio facility best known for producing everything from polka superstar Frank Yankovic to the Judge Judy theme song – when a spell of intense back pain led to his being diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. Originally, LaMarca was diagnosed in the middle of making Reconciliation. He immediately started treatment, which brought the disease into complete remission. His disease relapsed last year while in the middle of making PETRA." The experience inspired a second meaning to the album’s title, the acronym P-E-T-R-A, or “Peace’s Eternal Truth Renews All.” Moreover, LaMarca’s physical struggle has resulted in the most powerful work of The Building’s still-growing canon, a vivid series of deeply personal songs such as “Purifer” and the LP-opening “Transformed,” made even more impactful through strikingly simple arrangements and raw, heartfelt performance.


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    Steve Miller Band - Selections From The Vault

    Steve Miller Band - Selections From The VaultSteve Miller Band - Selections From The VaultSteve Miller Band - Selections From The Vault - Capitol
    Selections From The Vault features tracks taken from Steve Miller’s career spanning deluxe 3 CD + DVD box set, Welcome To The Vault. The clear vinyl 1LP edition features 8 tracks, all of which are previously unreleased. Highlights include Rock’n MeAlternate Version 1, Crossroads Live and Fly Like An Eagle Alternate Version, plus Steve Miller’s version of Love Is Strange, which has never appeared on a release until now.


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    Down N Outz - This Is How We Roll

    Down N Outz - This Is How We RollDown N Outz - This Is How We RollDown N Outz - This Is How We Roll - UME
    Down N Outz, Joe Elliott’s side project away from Def Leppard release their brand new Studio album This Is How We Roll. The band is founded and fronted by Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott and backed by members of The Quireboys, Wayward Sons and Vixen. This album made up of original songs all written by Joe Elliott (bar a cover of the Tubes White Punks on Dope) is the band’s first album since the Further adventures of was released in 2014. The album produced by Joe and long time Def Leppard engineer Ronan McHugh is the first to contain new songs (the previous albums were as mentioned cover versions) and sees the band channeling a very 70’s feels over 11 new songs and one cover version.


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    Dan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The Blue

    Dan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The BlueDan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The BlueDan Luke and The Raid - Out Of The Blue - New West Records
    “It's like a coming-of-age crisis,” says Daniel Shultz about Out Of The Blue, the messy and melodic debut album from his band, Dan Luke and The Raid. “It’s about being in that space in your 20s where you’re trying to get your shit together and figure things out in life. You’re dealing with your problems”—the singer, songwriter and guitarist pauses—“even as you’re going out and partying and getting into trouble all the time.” Shultz and his Dan Luke & The Raid band mates know a thing or two about the last part of that equation, as evidenced by the songs and subject matter on Out of the Blue. Throughout the album’s 10 tracks, people are passed out on curbs under neon signs (“Black Cat Heavy Metal”), breaking hearts over rolled-up dollar bills (“Exoskeleton”), leaving baggies lying in passenger seats (“Money Mouth”) and faking smiles and feeling ashamed (“Golden Age”). Legs are bleeding, faces are numb and Shultz declares his band to be the “diamond kings of smut.” All the while, the music throbs and pulses and twitches and buzzes with the energy and enthusiasm and inexperience of youth, bursting with harsh, distorted guitar chords, blown-out synths squiggles and hopped-up rhythms—as well as, on occasion, moments of stunning and sincere melodic beauty. With the weight and experience of events that have been at times joyful and sad, poignant and puerile, triumphant and tragic, Dan Luke and The Raid continue to carve out their future, one musical moment at a time. “What we want to do is create music, and create music in a way where people feel something,” Shultz says. “And when we see that happening it’s an amazing thing.”


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    Elbow - Giants of All Sizes

    Elbow - Giants of All SizesElbow - Giants of All SizesElbow - Giants of All Sizes - Verve
    Elbow's lead singer and lyricist Guy Garvey describes Giants of All Sizes as “an angry, old blue lament which finds its salvation in family, friends, the band and new life.” It is a record that lyrically takes in moments of deep personal loss whilst reflecting its times by confronting head-on the spectres of injustice and division not just in the UK but across the world. It is a record that could only have been made in the 21st Century.


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  • Jesse Malin IN STORE This Saturday

    Jesse Malin IN STORE This Saturday

    We are excited to announce that Jesse Malin will be doing a live performance at Main Street Music on Saturday August 31st at 3pm!


    We will be celebrating the release of his latest album "Sunset Kids", out on 8/30!!


    Starting Wednesday August 7th at 11am we will start taking pre-orders for the CDs & LPs. Get your wristband to attend this intimate event with your pre-order!!!

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Music Releases 10-11-19

Artist Title Price
Elbow Giants of All Sizes [LP] New Vinyl: $24.99
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Kim Gordon No Home Record [LP] New Vinyl: $22.98
Steve Miller Band Selections From The Vault [Clear LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
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Allah-Las LAHS [LP] New Vinyl: $18.98
The Building PETRA [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
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Freddie Mercury Never Boring [Limited Edition 3 CD/DVD/Blu-ray Box Set] New CD: $132.98
Dan Luke and The Raid Out Of The Blue [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
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Lacuna Coil Black Anima [Limited Edition Pink LP] New Vinyl: $24.94
Third Eye Blind Screamer [Limited Edition Pink LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Down N Outz This Is How We Roll [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
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