• New Release Round-Up 10-21-14

    New Release Round-Up 10-21-14

    Cold War Kids - Hold My Home

    Looking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Hold My Home, the fifth studio album from American indie rock band Cold War Kids which comes just a year after 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The record was produced by guitarist Dan Gallucci alongside Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta and Juliette Lewis) at the band's own studio in San Jose, California. The album is available now and you can watch the video for the lead single All This Could Be Yours here.




    Bush - Man On The RunMarking 20 years since their multi-platinum debut Sixteen Stone catapulted them to megastardom, Man On The Run, the sixth studio album from the British alternative rockers Bush is the follow-up to 2011's The Sea of Memories and the second to feature the new lineup which frontman Gavin Rossdale formed in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Mastodon) and Jay Baumgardner (Helmet, Lacuna Coil), the album sees the quartet continue with their patented heavy, dark, melancholic grunge rock sound. The album is available now and you can watch the visually stunning video for the lead single The Only Way Out here.



    On NostalgiaAnnie Lennox pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century – including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – and interprets compositions that have moved her, stripping them down to their emotional and musical core and making them her own. "To have been given the opportunity to record these classic, timeless songs on such a significant label as Blue Note, representing 75 years of legendary jazz history, is truly a privilege for me," said Annie Lennox.

    The definitive Primus line-up Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and releasing their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, Primus & the Chocolate Factory. 'The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film,' says Les Claypool. 'The notion wasn't so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books.'

    Tough Love is the second album from English singer Jessie Ware. The London-based artist began work on the album at the start of 2014, with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Kid Harpoon, Julio Bashmore, and production duo Benzel all credited on the record. Her title track single was debuted as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record on the Earth, and went on to reach the U.K. Top 40.

    Sleater-Kinney - Start TogetherSleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Start Together is a deluxe box set compiling all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on colored vinyl. Each album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release.  The Limited Edition box set is available now and you can also grab copies of the individual albums which are available as remastered CD and Vinyl versions. Check out this video to see more info on the releases.

    Plus there are other great, new releases including The Bsst Day, from Thurston Moore.  The fourth full-length solo release for the Sonic Youth guitarist/singer sees the return to guitar rock with backing from Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe, and James Sedward. Hip Hop megastar T.I. drops his ninth studio album Paperwork. London based Bear's Den release their much anticipated debut album Islands.  Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Diana Krall in her early years. Kiesza releases her debut album, Sound Of A Woman.  Her hit single Hideaway rocketed to the #1 spot in the UK charts earlier this year and remains the fastest-selling debut of year. When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album Monoliths & Dimensions, they didn't know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott returned with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body of work he was writing with them in mind. And the masked Iowan nu-metal heroes Slipknot return with their fifth studio album 5: The Gray Chapter, their first in six years and the follow-up to 2008's All Hope Is Gone. It is the first to feature their new (and as yet anonymous) rhythm section, following the departure of drummer Joey Jordison and the untimely death of bassist Paul Gray. Marking a return to a more raw, brutal, dissonant sound reminiscent of their earlier work, the album includes the singles "The Negative One" and "The Devil in I."


    Plus, Nude BeachLittle Big TownSusan BoyleBoyz II MenJerry GarciaHolliesMike OldfieldBen HowardAlice CooperMark LaneganTransitYoung StatuesBilly IdolBudos BandGavin DeGrawAretha FranklinBaxter DuryIron MaidenArmy Of The PharoahsNeil Diamond and Master Mix: Red Hot & Arthur Russell.

    CURRENT SINGLES

    The New Basement Tapes - When I Get My Hands On You - Single

    This week we get to hear latest single to be released from the forthcoming Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes album (Due 11/11 Pre-Order Here) where T Bone Burnett recruited artists such as Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and Mumford And Sons' Marcus Mumford to record unfinished songs from Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes Sessions.  The new track is called Spanish Mary and features Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops on Vocals. You can grab your copy of the single here and as with each of the singles from the album there is a cool animated lyric video which you can watch here



    Hard Working Americans release their single Blackland Farmer which is taken from their forthcoming live album and DVD The First Waltz (Due next week).



    LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

    Flight Facilities - Down To EarthLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Flight Facilities. With Down to Earth, the dynamic electronic duo continue to expand their artist output away from their world of popular club singles to bring fans around the globe a complete work that is a range of styles as eclectic as an around-the-world plane ticket. “Down to Earth,” is a journey through music that pushes the boundaries of Flight Facilities’ unmistakable sound with the vocal talents of artists such as the ethereal Emma Louise, the comedic and noted musician Reggie Watts, the emotive Owl Eyes, the wunderkind Bishop Nehru, and favorites like Micky Green and Giselle. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the stunning video for the lead single Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise here.

    Devin Townsend Project - Z2Z2 is the long awaited epic double album from Devin Townsend where the first CD is a Devin Townsend Project album called 'Sky Blue', and the second disc is a Ziltoid album called 'Dark Matters'.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can also watch the lyric video to the lead single Deathray which is taken from the Dark Matters Disc.







    Etana - I RiseEtana is the strongest female voice in reggae. Her natural ability for melody and songwriting talents have propelled her to a unique status among reggae fans where she is seen as the successor to Marcia Griffiths. Her new album I Rise is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video to the lead single Trigger here.






    Sleaford Mods - Chubbed UpIpecac Recordings are introducing the coolest thing to come out of the UK in a long time. With the release of a compilation from Sleaford Mods titled Chubbed Up+. Sleaford Mods are a stripped down, political, electronic punk-hop band from working class Nottingham. This stuff is real and it is spot on! The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video to the lead single Jolly F-cker here.





    Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm [Tour Edition Vinyl]After 35 years fronting the Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde released her first solo album in June of this year. Stockholm was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Swedish outfit Peter, Bjorn and John. To celebrate her recent tour the album will be available as a limited edition Blue and Yellow splatter colored Vinyl. You can Pre-Order your copy now and you can also watch the video to the albums hit single Dark Sunglasses here.

    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.

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Raffle

    This October marks our 27th birthday! To both celebrate this and to make a positive social impact, starting Oct. 17, we will be running a raffle to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

    Customers can buy a raffle ticket at $5/ticket. All proceeds from the raffle will be going to benefit a local breast cancer awareness organization­­ so the money stays in Knoxville. You can buy as many as you want and at the end of the month, we will raffle off a bunch of prizes­­ including Gift Certificates, CDs, promo and white label vinyl pressings, a Pink Floyd banner, and a Led Zeppelin mobile (a full list and some pics will be posted on FB).

    Pick up your tickets today and encourage your friends to do so as well!

  • New Release Round-Up 10-14-14

    New Release Round-Up 10-14-14

    U2's thirteenth studio album, Songs of Innocence, has roots in the band's early and lifelong influences including the Ramones, Bob Dylan and The Clash.  It plays homage to U2's formative years in Dublin and their transformative pilgrimage to California.  It's a collection of songwriting and music made possible only by shared time and life experiences. Soulful keys are peppered throughout songs of Innocence, a hallmark of producer/multi-instrumentalist Danger Mouse, however the band's epic signature sound still comes roaring through: expansive guitars, driving drums, head-bobbing bass, and soaring vocals.

    On his 17th studio album, Ride Out finds Bob Segar holding true to his legendary sound, effortlessly marrying blues, country, and heartland soul into his trademark brand of Motor City rock n roll. Bob offers a collection of new songs that are a powerful and personal addition to the GRAMMY Award-winning rocker s extraordinary catalog, rich with character and passion, and the great American songwriter's always compelling take on the world around him.

    Foxygen…And Star Power is the 2014 double album from Foxygen, a CINEMATIC AUDITORY ADVENTURE for the speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees, and misfits...Made by Foxygen at Dream Star Studios in their Secret Haunted House with the UFOs flying around in the sky.

    Frazey Ford - Indian OceanDuring the creative cycle of writing for her latest, Indian Ocean, in profound synchronicity, Frazey Ford received and invitation to record in Memphis with Al Green's iconic back up band. The resulting album is a masterwork soul album with Frazey's smoulderingly urgent vocals, emotionally raw lyrics, and muddy-road folk effortlessly melting into the elegant earthiness of soul music's finest musicians. The album is available now and you can watch the video for the lead single September Fields here.


    Hungry Ghosts is the fourth record from American alt-rock quartet OK Go. Known for its innovative music videos and pop sensibilities, the band has shifted toward an electronic approach, with Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Weezer) and Grammy-nominated producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix) working on the album.

    Plus there are other great, new releases including Jessie J who releases her new album Sweet Talker. 'It was the quickest album I ever made,' Jessie told Radio.com. 'I'm really proud of it though. I really feel like it represents where I'm at right now as a singer, as a woman, as a person, emotionally, everything.' Black Star Elephant is the second album from Norwegian pop duo Nico & Vinz and follows their 2012 release The Magic Soup & the Bittersweet Faces. Continuing with the perfectly crafted pop that appeared on their chart-topping single "Am I Wrong," the duo deliver an album of classic, uplifting pop numbers.  Stars release their latest album No One Is Lost which includes the single From The Night. The latest from alt-roots upstart Sallie FordSlap Back features an all-girl band and is bursting with the femme-punk spirit of Kim Deal, Joan Jett, and Debbie Harry. The concept of the human zoo has existed in art and literature for centuries, thus Electric Six recognizes and accepts it is not breaking new conceptual ground by naming its tenth studio album Human Zoo. And Memoirs Of A Madman serves as a career spanning audio release featuring 17 of Ozzy Osbourne's greatest hit singles remastered and compiled in one place for the first time in his career. This set offers fans of the multi-platinum recording artist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy(r) winning singer and songwriter the ultimate collection from Ozzy's distinguished solo career. The collection is also available on VinylPicture Disc Vinyl and as a DVD


    Plus, ExodusMary LambertMadeleine PeyrouxFlorida Georgia LineYou+MeMelvinsForeignerFly Golden EagleAndrew McMahon in the WildernessAngaleena PresleyFederico AubeleKMFDMHoodie AllenKeleLittle Big LeagueOlivia JeanMuseum Of loveUnited NationsAbsolutely FreeThe Dirty River BoysEx-CrawKindnessGrinder BluesSammy Hagar and Ali Campbell.

    CURRENT SINGLES

    Ryan Adams' Pax Am limited edition 7" vinyl series continues with No Shadow. Previous installments include "Gimme Something Good", "1984", and "Jacksonville".  People Running / Vanishing Life is the debut single from Vanishing Life, a new band comprised of Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits), Zach Blair (Rise Against), Jamie Miller (…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead), and Autry Fulbright (…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead). Iron Maiden release a strictly limited one-off run of the 7 singles from their first 3 albums (Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast). These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original UK analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, this will be the first time ever that these black vinyl singles have officially been made available in the U.S. and sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out first time round.



    LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

    Cold War Kids - Hold My HomeLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Hold My Home, the fifth studio album from American indie rock band Cold War Kids which comes just a year after 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The record was produced by guitarist Dan Gallucci alongside Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta and Juliette Lewis) at the band's own studio in San Jose, California. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for the lead single All This Could Be Yours here.





    Bush - Man On The RunMarking 20 years since their multi-platinum debut Sixteen Stone catapulted them to megastardom, Man On The Run, the sixth studio album from the British alternative rockers Bush is the follow-up to 2011's The Sea of Memories and the second to feature the new lineup which frontman Gavin Rossdale formed in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Mastodon) and Jay Baumgardner (Helmet, Lacuna Coil), the album sees the quartet continue with their patented heavy, dark, melancholic grunge rock sound. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the visually stunning video for the lead single The Only Way Out here.



    Sleater-Kinney - Start TogetherSleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Start Together is a deluxe box set compiling all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on colored vinyl. Each album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release.  The Limited Edition box set is available now for Pre-Order and you can also Pre-Order each of the individual albums which are available as remastered CD and Vinyl versions. Check out this video to see more info on the releases.

    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.

  • New Release Round-Up 10-07-14

    New Release Round-Up 10-07-14

    Stevie Nicks releases her collection of never-before-released songs, 24 Karat Gold - Songs from the Vault. “Each song is a lifetime. Each song has a soul… They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken hearted and the survivors. These songs are the memories - the 24 karat gold rings in the blue box; These songs are for you.” – Stevie Nicks.

    Standing In The BreachJackson Browne's fourteenth studio album, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

    Weezer appear to be back on form as they return with their first collection of new material in four years.  Everything Will Be Alright In The End was Produced by Ric Ocasek, who previously helmed production on the band's first and third records (The Blue Album and The Green Album).  Also for those who grab the album early we have some Free Lithographs to give you as a reward.

    It's not often that you stumble across a songwriter whose lyrics both sound and read like poetry. When those lyrics are set to music that balances burning indignation with lilting tenderness, and delivered in a voice imbued with the spiritual passion and yearning of gospel and the blues, you figure you've chanced upon something special. And so it is with 23-year-old Andrew Hozier-Byrne, an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from County Wicklow who goes by the name of Hozier.

    The Barr Brothers - Sleeping OperatorThe Barr Brothers.  'Sleeping Operator' represents an immense creative output. The group, featuring brothers Brad on guitar/vocals and Andrew on drums, classical harpist Sarah Pagé, and pianist/bassist Andrès Vial, recorded 40 tracks in the process of making this record. The 13 songs on 'Sleeping Operator' are meditative and explosive, exploring the far reaches of folk laced with West African influences, hypnotic modernist pulsing and beyond. While the record extends into cinematic and other-worldly territories, it maintains a campfire-like intimacy throughout. The album is available now and you can preview the album and watch the video for their single Half Crazy here.



    Sixx AM - Modern VintageSIXX: A.M., the band featuring Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, release their third album, Modern Vintage.  Says Sixx: "Like our favorite bands from the 1970s, SIXX: A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics — three core elements that helped to define that era. SIXX: A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on 'Gotta Get It Right' and the rest of 'Modern Vintage', having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again." The album is available now and you can preview the album and watch the album's making of video in which they discuss the new album and their latest single 'Gotta Get it Right' here.

    Philip Selway - WeatherhouseWeatherhouse is the sophomore solo album from Radiohead's drummer Philip Selway, and the follow-up to 2010's Familial. A more complex and involving album than his mostly acoustic debut, Weatherhouse, has something of the feel of latter-day Radiohead or Yorke's solo work but with an uncategorizable '80s/'90s melodic twist. The single "Coming Up for Air" is included. The album is available now and you can preview the album and watch the video for his latest single It Will End In Tears here.


    Plus there are other great, new releases including Flying Lotus with You're Dead! Which is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another.  Johnny Marr's upwards trajectory continues unabated with the release of Playland. Work on the album commenced in London in spring 2014 as soon as the year of touring in support of The Messenger came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on The Messenger with collaborator and co-producer Doviak, as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour. Macy Gray's impressive catalog of work is filled with highlights. She has released six studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations. The Way is a beautifully crafted pop and R&B masterpieces that is sure to reinforce Gray's reputation as the ground-breaking and innovative artist that she has been since day one. Yellowcard's latest release, Lift a Sail, is their most modern album to date. While Sean Mackin's distinctive violin persists, setting the band apart from their contemporaries, Lift a Sail doesn't fail to bring the rock with tunes like Crash the Gates and MSK. The follow up to Infinity Overhead, which reached #31 on the Billboard 200 as Minus The Bear's highest charting album to date, Lost Loves lives up to its title quite literally as a collection of hard to let go songs pulled from the band's past seven odd years of writing, recording and releasing records. And The distinct sound and integrity of Kasabian's fifth studio album defines the very essence of the band, their trademark sound distilled and re- packaged into one incredibly exciting, unique statement of intent. 48:13 is driven by the continuous evolution and musical experimentation of the band through their previous 4 albums.


    Plus, New Found GloryTexas Hippie CoalitionBela Fleck & Abigail WashburnZola JesusNehruviandoomPissed JeansSBTRKTCaribouJason AldeanPaloma FaithMinnie DriverNikki YanofskyShakey GravesJuan MacleanBroodsBonoboStreets Of LaredoEx HexDot HackerField ReportPeaking LightsTV EyesVaselinesThe MonkeesSingle MothersO'DeathTR3 and Underworld.

    CURRENT SINGLES

    St Vincent’s, the new 7” EP from Melbourne, Australia’s Deaf Wish, is their first US release.  Deaf Wish have been blowing away audiences in Australia and the US since 2007 with a blistering blend of blown-out punk/noise-rock and layers of melodic haze not unlike early Sonic Youth. This EP follows three LPs and two 7”s on small Australian labels (Exo, Radio Records, Idget Records), and it will be out during the band’s 2014 US tour.  British alternative rockers Bush continue to gear up for their sixth studio album Man On The Run (Due 10/21, Pre-Order Now) with their latest single Loneliness Is A Killer.


    LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

    Frazey Ford - Indian OceanLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Frazey Ford. During the creative cycle of writing for her latest, Indian Ocean, in profound synchronicity, Frazey Ford received and invitation to record in Memphis with Al Green's iconic back up band. The resulting album is a masterwork soul album with Frazey's smoulderingly urgent vocals, emotionally raw lyrics, and muddy-road folk effortlessly melting into the elegant earthiness of soul music's finest musicians. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for the lead single September Fields here.



    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.

  • Ltd. Edition Pink Vinyl supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Insound is offering 10 different records pressed on pink vinyl for 
    Breast Cancer Awareness month.


    October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and to help support the cause, 10 bands will be releasing an album on pink vinyl. Each of these releases are limited to only 500 copies. It’s a win-win guys, score a limited vinyl AND help support a great cause!

    In addition, RED will sponsor Gilda’s Club NYC by donating $1 for every unit we ship to support their effort. Make sure you stop by Gilda’s Club New York here to learn more about the community and how you can support Breast Cancer Awareness!

     

    Check out the 10 Bands, One Cause Playlist on Spotify!

  • New Release Round-Up 09-30-14

    New Release Round-Up 09-30-14

    Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

    Lucinda Williams' new album is her most ambitious release to date. Twenty + songs were recorded off and on between September of 2013 through March of 2014. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone finds Lucinda tapping into her southern roots for this double album. The songs are amplified by a range of musical talents that include Greg Leisz, Tony Joe White, Pete Thomas, Gia Ciambotti, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan.  The album is available now and you can preview the album which includes the single Something Wicked This Way Comes right here.




    Prince - Art Official AgePrince returns with not one but two albums this week, the first, Art Official Age is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton. Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.  His second album Plectrumelectrum is a classic band record, with 3rdEyeGirl which includes Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass). Recorded live and in analog the album is an electrifying funk-rock statement.



    The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With GoldThe new album Mended With Gold from The Rural Alberta Advantage makes it clear that The RAA have reached the next level. Two key elements led to the band composing the most fully-realized work of their career: the band’s road warrior status and the chance to take full advantage of their time in the studio this time around. The trio spent months shaping the songs, sometimes first on keyboard, then guitar (and visa versa), and taking others on the road to workshop live. The album is available now and you can watch the amazing video which captures the band at their best while on a recent tour here.

    Melissa Etheridge - This Is ME

    Oscar and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge releases her latest studio album This is ME. For the vibrant collection, Etheridge teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown) at the forefront. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the album features 11 new songs all written or co-written by Melissa Etheridge.   The album is available now and you can watch the video for her single Take My Number here.



    Madi Diaz - Phantom

    Called “the most danceable break up record ever” by LA Weekly, Phantom was recorded in Madi Diaz’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars.   The album is available now and you can preview the album as well as take a look at her video for the amazing track Stay Together here.


    Plus there are other great, new releases including Blake Shelton who following 2013's platinum-selling Based on a True Story..., retains his producer of choice, Scott Hendricks, for these sessions. Despite its title, Bringing Back the Sunshine is a grittier offering than his previous couple of albums, but thematically the songs call on his experience of growing up in a small Oklahoma town. Seven-time Grammy winning trio Lady Antebellum's fifth studio album 747 is released this week. Nathan Champman co-produced the album with Lady A for the Capitol Records Nashville release. In The Valley Below's fantastic debut album The Belt which included the breakout summer hit 'Peaches' is now available on vinyl and you can check out the video for the track as well as preview the album here. Multi-platinum Dublin rockers The Script release their much anticipated 4th studio effort called No Sound Without Silence. Charlottesville, Virginia brothers Abe, James and Sam Wilson (aka, rock outfit Sons of Bill) release their superb new album Love and Logic via Thirty Tigers.  Flying Colors is the talent-ridden supergroup consisting of guitarist Steve Morse, drummer Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, bass player Dave LaRue and the comparatively new talent, pop singer/songwriter Casey McPherson. The band challenged conventional wisdom about combining virtuoso music and melodic songwriting in their new album, Second Nature.   On the follow-up to his tender, Baroque-infused debut Lysandre, former Girls frontman Christopher Owens takes a different path with the country-infused A New Testament. And (What's The Story) Morning Glory?, the follow-up to debut album Definitely Maybe, is Oasis' biggest-selling album with 22 million copies sold worldwide. It was recorded between May and June 1995 in Rockfield Studios, Monmouthshire, with Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher producing. Released on October 2nd 1995 it spent 10 weeks at No.1, is the 5th biggest-selling album in UK chart history and became the band's breakthrough album in the US where it sold 4 million copies. The new edition has been remastered from the original tapes by Ian Cooper at London's Metropolis Studios, supervised by the album's producer Owen Morris.  The album is also available as a Single Disc Remasterd VersionRemastered Vinyl and a Deluxe Vinyl Box Set


    Plus, South Park MexicanHerb AlpertPieta BrownKat EdmonsonColbie CaillatBryan AdamsSteve AokiMarty Stuart & His Fabulous SuperlativesGerard WayElectric WizardJerry GarciaTove LoRobin GibbAbbaElectric YouthTeam SpiritGenesisFinchJon LordStiff Little FingersHot Rize and Between The Buried and Me.

    CURRENT SINGLES

    Bush release their new single Man On The Run which is taken from their new album of the same name Man On The Run which is due to drop 10/21 and is available for pre-order nowHoodie Allen releases Numbers ahead of his new album People Keep Talking (Due 10/14).  

    CURRENT VIDEOS

    Chet Faker - Built On GlassAustralian producer Chet Faker's latest single Gold is pure audio delight and now thanks to the Hiro Murai-directed video it is also a pure visual delight.  Known for providing memorable videos (check out his previous offerings to see what we mean) Chet (real name Nick Murphy) has surpassed them all with his latest offering which features intricate choreography, perfectly performed by three stunning roller-skaters as they gracefully roll down a deserted highway.  With over 1.9 Million views already this is a video you simply must watch.  The single is taken from Chet's recent stunning release Built on Glass, which you can grab your copy of right here.

    LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

    The Barr Brothers - Sleeping OperatorLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for The Barr Brothers.  'Sleeping Operator' represents an immense creative output. The group, featuring brothers Brad on guitar/vocals and Andrew on drums, classical harpist Sarah Pagé, and pianist/bassist Andrès Vial, recorded 40 tracks in the process of making this record. The 13 songs on 'Sleeping Operator' are meditative and explosive, exploring the far reaches of folk laced with West African influences, hypnotic modernist pulsing and beyond. While the record extends into cinematic and other-worldly territories, it maintains a campfire-like intimacy throughout. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album and watch the video for their single Half Crazy here.


    Philip Selway - WeatherhouseWeatherhouse is the sophomore solo album from Radiohead's drummer Philip Selway, and the follow-up to 2010's Familial. A more complex and involving album than his mostly acoustic debut, Weatherhouse, has something of the feel of latter-day Radiohead or Yorke's solo work but with an uncategorizable '80s/'90s melodic twist. The single "Coming Up for Air" is included. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album and watch the video for his latest single It Will End In Tears here.

    Sixx AM - Modern Vintage

    SIXX: A.M., the band featuring Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, will release its third album, Modern Vintage, on October 7.  Says Sixx: "Like our favorite bands from the 1970s, SIXX: A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics — three core elements that helped to define that era. SIXX: A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on 'Gotta Get It Right' and the rest of 'Modern Vintage', having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again." The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album and watch the album's making of video in which they discuss the new album and their latest single 'Gotta Get it Right' here.

    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.

  • New Release Round-Up 09-23-14

    New Release Round-Up 09-23-14

    Tweedy, the band, is a collaboration between Jeff Tweedy, best known as the founder of the pioneering Chicago rock band Wilco, and his 18-year-old son and drummer Spencer Tweedy. dBpm Records in conjunction with ANTI presents Sukierae (sue-key-ray), the debut release by the aptly-monikered duo Tweedy. 

    Aphex Twin - SyroSyro, the sixth studio album by British electronic music artist Aphex Twin features new material alongside previously unreleased tracks that were amassed since his 2001 album Drukqs, this collection is destined to be another fan favorite. It also includes the single "minipops 67." The album is available now and you can check out the single minipops 67 [120.2] [Source Field Mix] as well as more details about the release here.





    Cheek To Cheek features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances. From the title track to “But Beautiful” to “I Won’t Dance,” the record’s duets showcase the chemistry between the two artists, who span 60 years in age. 


    Joe Bonnamassa - Different Shades Of BlueDifferent Shades Of Blue (J&R Adventures) is Joe Bonamassa's first studio album in two years and the first album of his career to feature all original material. The result is a record with more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It's a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre.  The new album is available now and you can watch the insightful 'Making Of' video as well as grab yourself a Free Download of the title track all right here.





    Popular Problems is Leonard Cohen's thrilling new studio album, where he takes us down into the avenues of our dreams and sets a new tone and speed of hope and despair, grief and joy. Cohen here is an astonished lover rocking to the human condition as "the soul unfolds in the chambers of its longing." His legendary basso resonates as never before with a presence and urgency that arises from the very the depths of the heart. The clarity and strength of these nine hypnotic songs will have us singing them over and over. 


    King Tuff - Black Moon Spell Black Moon Spell is the 2014 album from Los Angeles-based rock outfit, King Tuff, who are long-adored for their tight, anthemic songs and enigmatic leader, King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas). Black Moon Spell recalls rock heroes such as Thin Lizzy, T-Rex and Alice Cooper, along with the inimitable blend of punk and power-pop that defined King Tuff s previous two albums. The new album is available now and you can preview the album as well as watch the video to their title track here. We think you will have the exact same experience as the video's star!



    Goat - Commune

    Swedish psychedelic collective Goat release their fantastic new album Commune. Known for their intense, ritualistic live shows, Goat's hypnotic, 2012 debut, World Music, received widespread acclaim and placed in many of that year's top-ten lists.  The new album, which is sure to gather them the same acclaims, is available now and you can preview the album here as well as watch the intriguing trailer.





    Gossling - Harvest Of GoldAustralia's Gossling (aka Helen Croome) presents her debut LP Harvest of Gold on Nettwerk Records. The debut LP follows the critically-lauded EPs which earned Gossling a stellar 2014 set at SXSW where Elle, Esquire and Buzzfeed named her as an artist to watch in 2014. With lush textures and vocal hooks that deftly weaves complex emotional themes throughout, Croome's gorgeous pop songcraft has already featured on popular television shows, including So You Think You Can Dance, American Horror Story, Nashville, Gossip Girl and Graceland.  The new album is available now and you can preview the tracks as well as check out the Lyric Video for the title track here.




    Plus there are other great, new releases including The Drums, whose music often explores the themes of loss, nostalgia, redemption, vulnerability, and love with critic's raves embracing both the lyrics and their sonic signature. This time around, with their new album Encyclopedia, they've embraced a darker sound while making it as grand and majestic as they please. For The Strokes frontman's latest album TyrannyJulian Casablancas + The Voidz have come together through music connections and friends in NYC and LA via their love of beat driven, aggressive and avant grade music with the power of modern harmonies to make it catchy and powerful. A punk band that can play any style of music, they take pride in their versatility.  Regarded as one of the preeminent Rock musicians of our time, Lenny Kravitz has transcended genre, style, race and class in a 20-year music career, one which revels in the rich influences of '60s and '70s Soul, Rock and Funk. His new album Strut shows Kravitz' talents are unparalleled. More than 15 years after its original release, the Smashing PumpkinsAdore, will be reissued as a Super Deluxe 6CD/1DVD set that features 107 tracks including rarities, demos and outtakes along with a complete 1998 live show video from Atlanta's Fox Theater. The album is also available as a Single Remastered CD and Vinyl . The incredibly talented Sondre Lerche releases his latest album Please.  The title track of singer/songwriter/pianist Marcia Ball's new album, The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man, is an irresistible tale of true love at the traveling carnival. It's a story that nobody but Ball could spin, filled with vivid details, universal truths, and a rambunctious sense of fun and desire. And In November 1968, George Harrison released 'Wonderwall Music'. A soundtrack to an art film called 'Wonderwall' this predominantly Indian music collection was the first solo album to be released by a Beatle and also the first album on the newly formed Apple Records. George would continue to release albums on Apple (and EMI) through to 1975's soul-influenced 'Extra Texture (Read All About It)' touching on experimentalism with 'Electronic Sound', the magnificent triple album 'All Things Must Pass', the chart-topping 'Living In The Material World' and the, perhaps, less well-known 'Dark Horse'. The Apple Years [Box Set] brings all these eclectic albums together in one set that mirrors 2004's 'Dark Horse Years' box set and will contain a perfect bound book with a DVD. Each of the remastered albums are also available individually and can be found here.


    Plus, Gary Clark Jr.John MellencampJennifer HudsonYesDavid BowieBonnie Prince BillyAlt-JLee Ann WomackKenny ChesneyImelda MaySarah SilvermanErasureJerry Lee LewisLightsStryperGary MooreJohn ColtraneAngels & AirwavesEmpires, and Whirr.

    CURRENT SINGLES

    The New Basement Tapes - When I Get My Hands On You - Single

    This week we are introduced to another track from the forthcoming Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes album (Due 11/11 Pre-Order Here) where T Bone Burnett recruited artists such as Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and Mumford And Sons' Marcus Mumford to record unfinished songs from Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes Sessions.  The latest track is called When I Get My Hands On You and features Marcus Mumford on Vocals. You can grab your copy of the single here and also check out the awesome animated lyric video which features the lyrics spray painted onto buildings as a slouching girl sets off on a walk around the city. 




    English rock pioneers Kasabian ready to unleash their new album 48:13, which is out Oct 7th and is already a huge success in the UK, by releasing the single Eez-Eh. The single shows just one end of the spectrum of possibilities showcased by guitarist Sergio Pizzorno's songwriting and production. A relentless all-night anthem which has filled mosh-pits across Europe since the start of the summer. The video for Eez-eh was directed by the acclaimed artist and designer Aitor Throup, who has taken the role of Creative Director of the album. Continuing with the 40th anniversary edition reissues, David Bowie releases a picture disc version of his single Knock on Wood. Originally released in autumn 1974 and taken from David Live, these two 2005 mixes by Tony Visconti are making their vinyl debut. The original David Live single mix of "Knock On Wood" was a UK top 10, however the US went with "Rock 'n' Roll With Me," also from David Live, in response to Donovan's recent cover version there.  Along with their new album Encyclopedia, which is also out this week, The Drums are releasing their 7 Inch single Magic Mountain which features the exclusive b-side Rules Of Your Life.

    LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

    The Rural Alberta Advantage - Mended With GoldLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for The Rural Alberta Advantage. Their new album Mended With Gold makes it clear that The RAA have reached the next level. Two key elements led to the band composing the most fully-realized work of their career: the band’s road warrior status and the chance to take full advantage of their time in the studio this time around. The trio spent months shaping the songs, sometimes first on keyboard, then guitar (and visa versa), and taking others on the road to workshop live. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the Lyric Video for their single Terrified here.



    Prince - Art Official Age

    Art Official Age is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton. Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, R&B and funk. The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.  The new album is available now for Pre-Order and you can find more information on the album right here.




    Madi Diaz - Phantom

    Called “the most danceable break up record ever” by LA Weekly, Phantom was recorded in Madi Diaz’s newly adopted home of Los Angeles, produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child) and mixed by John O’Mahony (Coldplay, Metric, Oh Land) at NYC’s famed Electric Lady Studios. The album’s 11 tracks expand upon Madi’s brand of sophisticated indie pop songs, providing a soundtrack for adventurous escapades on sweaty dance floors with old friends or late night introspective drives under a canopy of stars.   The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album as well as take a look at her video for the amazing track Stay Together here.



    Melissa Etheridge - This Is ME

    Oscar and two-time Grammy winner Melissa Etheridge's latest studio album This is ME is set for release on September 30th. For the vibrant collection, Etheridge teamed with some of the most creative, inventive figures on the music scene: Jerrod Bettis (Adele, One Republic, Eric Hutchinson, Gavin DeGraw), Jon Levine (Nelly Furtado, K’Naan, Selena Gomez), Jerry Wonda (Grammy Award-winning producer of the Fugees, Mary J. Blige, Akon) and Roccstar (Usher, Chris Brown) at the forefront. Recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the album features 11 new songs all written or co-written by Melissa Etheridge.   The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for her single Take My Number here.

    Lucinda Williams - Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

    Lucinda Williams' new album is her most ambitious release to date. Twenty + songs were recorded off and on between September of 2013 through March of 2014. Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone finds Lucinda tapping into her southern roots for this double album. The songs are amplified by a range of musical talents that include Greg Leisz, Tony Joe White, Pete Thomas, Gia Ciambotti, Bill Frisell and Jakob Dylan.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album here.

    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.

  • New Release Round-Up 09-16-14

    New Release Round-Up 09-16-14

    World On Fire is the new album from Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators, and it comes on full throttle and in-your-face, a hunk of burning rock 'n' roll that takes no prisoners. Intensifying the band's sound and vision, it marks the follow-up to their successful and acclaimed 2012 debut, Apocalyptic Love, also released on SLASH's own indie Dik Hayd International label distributed through Caroline.

    British indie rock trio Alt-J follow up their Mercury Prize winning debut An Awesome wave with more beautifully innovative music in the form of This Is All Yours.  The album which was once again produced by Charlie Andrew is packed with lyrical playfulness throughout.

    X sees Chris Brown re-teaming with Diplo (Usher, Britney Spears), who worked on 2011 s F.A.M.E, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and earned Brown a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. The production team includes Grammy-winning producer Timbaland (David Guetta, Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas) and Danja (Mary J. Blige, P!nk), both of whom worked on 2012's chart-topping album Fortune, which debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums Chart and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and earned Brown a Grammy nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album.

    Broncho - Just Enough Hip To Be WomanOklahoma band Broncho craft sing-along anthems that combine punk and garage-rock. They combine the best elements of both genres: raw guitar chords and energy, plus DIY sentiment, but with hi-fi production. Harkening back to punk rock's glory days of the 70s, Broncho captures the aggression, authenticity and youthful exhilaration of a bygone era. With echoes of The Re-placements, Iggy and the Stooges and The Ramones, Broncho are a blisteringly cathartic flash of gritty, crunching guitar work supported by an assaultive rhythm section and made whole by songwriter Ryan Lindsey's aggressive, yelping vocal work. Their new album Just Enough Hip To Be Woman is available now for and you can check out their fantastic track It's On.


    White Arrows - In BardoWhite Arrows, a five-piece who met in Los Angeles, began touring almost as soon as they formed, hitting the road with Cults, White Denim and The Naked and Famous, and performing at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch. The transitory, continuous nature of touring meant that their 2012 debut album, Dry Land Is Not A Myth, was created in bouts, pulled together over the course of almost two years. After Coachella last year, the band finally returned home with no obligations set out before them and allowed the creative process to take them whenever it would.  The new album In Bardo is available now and you can watch the hypnotic video to their track We Can't Ever Die here.



    Le Butcherettes - Cry Is For The Flies

    The garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes are like the brilliant offspring of surrealist Luis Bunuel and intrepid rock icon PJ Harvey. Led by 24-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico) Le Butcherettes bring a brazen intensity and playful, hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess.  The new album Cry Is For The Flies is available now and you can check out the incredible single Shame, You're All I've Got Left which features Shirley Manson here.


    The Earls of Leicester is an all-star band, punningly named for Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt, whose popular and pioneering bluegrass inspired every one of the musicians here paying them tribute. Jerry Douglas was inspired to play Dobro because of legendary Flatt & Scruggs dobroist Josh Graves, and Johnny Warren, the Earls' fiddle player is the son of long-time Foggy Mountain Boys fiddler Paul Warren. Every instrument and every vocal hark back to that classic sound. 'This record is something I've been waiting my whole life to do,' veteran Dobro master Jerry Douglas says of this album. 


    Plus there are other great, new releases including three-time Grammy winning San Francisco band Train, with their new album Bulletproof Picaso which was produced by previous Train collaborator Butch Walker. Legendary wordsmith Mike Doughty releases Stellar Motel, his first album of all-original tunes since 2011's acclaimed Yes and Also Yes. Caustic Love is an album of unforgettable songs and choice grooves, topped with Paolo Nutini's gutsy voice, which just gets better and better with time and singles him out as arguably the best singer of his generation. Sepultura are one of the most successful acts ever to come out of Brazil with global album sales in excess of 30 million and are one of the most important and influential metal acts of their generation. The sheer volume of sound and the powerful presentation of the songs on Metal Veins: Alive At Rock In Rio (also available on Blu-Ray and DVD) sets this apart from any previous Sepultura concert release. Partners is Barbra Streisand's new album, featuring 12 inimitable new Streisand duets with the world's greatest male vocalists. This is the legendary artist's first duets album in more than a decade, and debuts new studio recordings of Streisand classics and others songs.  And the legendary Jimi Hendrix offers up a couple of remastered albums from 1971, both available on CD for the first time. Rainbow Bridge and The Cry of Love have been remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.

    Plus, Mike FarrisGuardians Of The Galaxy [Vinyl Soundtrack]My Brightest DiamondJamesGeorge StraitTim McgrawDead Man's Town: A Tribute to Born in USAFlyleafMedeski, Scofield, Martin & WoodFor King & CountryThe Madden BrothersPhilthy RichEd SheeranShellacFreeway & The JackaAllah-LasGrateful DeadMotionless In WhiteBlake Mills, and Franz Ferdinand.

    CURRENT SINGLES

    Ryan Adams releases his latest 7" single Jacksonville which is taken from his recent self-titled album Ryan Adams.  Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Teen Death have quickly made a name for themselves as one of the bands to watch calling this thriving scene home. BrooklynVegan described them best, saying "Teen Death sound like they've thrown Nirvana, Weezer, and Dillinger Four into a blender..." They pack the punk punch, yet maintain an infectious sense of melody, all layered over with a great grungy vibe. Their vinyl single Crawling is out now.

    LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

    Aphex Twin - SyroLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Syro, the sixth studio album by British electronic music artist Aphex Twin. Featuring new material alongside previously unreleased tracks that were amassed since his 2001 album Drukqs, this collection is destined to be another fan favorite. It also includes the single "minipops 67.". The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can check out more details about the release here.






    Joe Bonnamassa - Different Shades Of BlueDifferent Shades Of Blue (J&R Adventures) is Joe Bonamassa's first studio album in two years and the first album of his career to feature all original material. The result is a record with more of an experimental edge than previous Bonamassa records. It's a blues record that explores the outer reaches and the many different sounds that shape the genre.  The new album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the insightful 'Making Of' video as well as grab yourself a Free Download of the title track all right here.




    Gossling - Harvest Of Gold

    Australia's Gossling (aka Helen Croome) presents her debut LP Harvest of Gold on Nettwerk Records. The debut LP follows the critically-lauded EPs which earned Gossling a stellar 2014 set at SXSW where Elle, Esquire and Buzzfeed named her as an artist to watch in 2014. With lush textures and vocal hooks that deftly weaves complex emotional themes throughout, Croome's gorgeous pop songcraft has already featured on popular television shows, including So You Think You Can Dance, American Horror Story, Nashville, Gossip Girl and Graceland.  The new album is available now for Pre-Order and you can check out the Lyric Video for the title track Harvest of Gold here.

    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.

  • New Release Round-Up 09-09-14

    New Release Round-Up 09-09-14

    Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

    Ryan Adams' new album is a self-titled affair and the first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter s first full length since 2011's acclaimed Ashes & Fire. The first single 'Gimme Something Good' has already elicited wide praise with Stereogum exclaiming 'he doesn't seem to have lost a songwriting step. This thing is a total knockout.' The album is available now and you can watch the fantastic Video to the lead single Gimmie Something Good, which features the one and only Elvira!




    Robert Plant - lullaby and... The Ceaseless RoarRobert Plant's 2014 album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, his label debut for Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records, was produced by Plant and features 11 recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam "Skin" Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.  The album is available now and you can preview the album Here as well as watch his recent live performance of Rainbow, one of the stand out tracks from the new album.

    Sunday March 31st 1974 is a landmark date in the history of rock music. It is now celebrated in the release of a rare recording made at legendary London venue The Rainbow, of a concert by the then up-and-coming band called Queen. Few who turned up for that iconic performance could have predicted they would go on to become arguably the world's best and most successful rock group, although many more may have suspected it after this stunning show. Previously unreleased, their first live album finally surfaces after a 40 year wait.  Live At The Rainbow '74 is available in various formats including CDDeluxe Box SetBlu-RayBlu-Ray with CDDVD and exclusive to Indie Retail a Two Disc Limited Edition Gatefold Vinyl.

    The Beatles in mono: This is how most listeners first heard the group in the 1960s, when mono was the predominant audio format. Up until 1968, each Beatles album was given a unique mono and stereo mix, but the group always regarded the mono as primary. The Beatles In Mono Vinyl Box Set is released in mono on fourteen 180-gram vinyl LPs with faithfully replicated artwork, newly mastered from the analogue master tapes. As well as the amazing box set, each of the albums are available individually.  The Remastered Mono Vinyl albums are: Please Please MeWith The BeatlesA Hard Day's NightBeatles For SaleHelp!Rubber SoulSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club BandThe Beatles (The White Album)RevolverMagical Mystery Tour and Mono Masters.

    Tennis - Ritual In RepeatTennis, the husband and wife duo of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, release their new album, Ritual in Repeat, on Communion Records.  The 11-track effort serves as Tennis’ third full-length to date and follows last year’s Small Sound EP. Its tracks were recorded in three different cities, each with a big-name producer at the helms: The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney in Nashville; Spoon’s Jim Eno in Austin; and The Shins’ Richard Swift in Portland. All three had previously collaborated with the Denver-based duo, as Carney produced their 2012 album Young & Old and Eno and Swift both lent production to Small Sound.  The new album is available now and for a limited time exclusive to indie retail you can pick the CD up at a special low price



    Plus there are other great, new releases including Interpol who release El Pintor, their fifth an most exhilarating studio album to date. It's a driving, relentless record, taut and epic in equal measure. After two and a half years since his last release, Justin Townes Earle is back with his fifth studio album (and first ever on Vagrant Records), entitled Single Mothers. The companion piece, Absent Fathers, will be released in January. Effortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight attention from the music industry's most important curators Banks makes her biggest impact yet with her debut album Goddess. The Grateful Dead's latest offering Wake Up To Find Out: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 3/29/1990 is the legendary Nassau Coliseum show with Branford Marsalis presented as a three-disc set. Recorded in 2006 and 2007, Crush Songs, the new record from Karen O is an intimate collection of lo-fi, bedroom recordings in the vein of Karen's Oscar-nominated 'The Moon Song' from the Spike Jonze movie Her. And Avi Buffalo's sophomore album At Best Cuckold is a quirky yet comforting set of songs driven by refined pop songcraft and sneaky moments of grandeur that stick in the brain. At the ripe old age of 23, Avi Buffalo is ready to take on the world (again), and he's made sure the second time around will be just as memorable as the first.

    Plus, LecraeGreensky BluegrassDelta SpiritSean RoweSimian Mobile DiscoCharles LloydOdeszaDeath From Above 1979Vance JoyKooksHiss Golden MessengerDustin LynchTiny Moving PartsBetter Than EzraDavid MayfieldTrickyLoudon Wainwright IIISloanAmerican Hi-Fi, and Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer.

    CURRENT SINGLES

    In 2013, Finch reunited for a 10 Year Anniversary Tour of their debut album What It Is to Burn, playing the album from start to finish in sold out venues all over the world. Fans came out in droves and expressed the desire for new music. The band is set to answer those desires with their new album Back To Oblivion which is due 09/30 but before that you can get a taste of the new music with the single Anywhere but Here.

    Taking Back Sunday and The Used team up for their Split 10" release which features 1 single from each band and 1 b-side from their latest records with an etched b-side.

    LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

    Broncho - Just Enough Hip To Be WomanLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for The Oklahoma band Broncho who craft sing-along anthems that combine punk and garage-rock. They combine the best elements of both genres: raw guitar chords and energy, plus DIY sentiment, but with hi-fi production. Harkening back to punk rock's glory days of the 70s, Broncho captures the aggression, authenticity and youthful exhilaration of a bygone era. With echoes of The Re-placements, Iggy and the Stooges and The Ramones, Broncho are a blisteringly cathartic flash of gritty, crunching guitar work supported by an assaultive rhythm section and made whole by songwriter Ryan Lindsey's aggressive, yelping vocal work. Their new album Just Enough Hip To Be Woman is available now for Pre-Order and you can check out their fantastic track It's On.



    White Arrows - In Bardo

    White Arrows, a five-piece who met in Los Angeles, began touring almost as soon as they formed, hitting the road with Cults, White Denim and The Naked and Famous, and performing at festivals like Coachella and Sasquatch. The transitory, continuous nature of touring meant that their 2012 debut album, Dry Land Is Not A Myth, was created in bouts, pulled together over the course of almost two years. After Coachella last year, the band finally returned home with no obligations set out before them and allowed the creative process to take them whenever it would.  The new album In Bardo is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the hypnotic video to their track We Can't Ever Die here.



    Le Butcherettes - Cry Is For The Flies

    The garage-punk trio Le Butcherettes are like the brilliant offspring of surrealist Luis Bunuel and intrepid rock icon PJ Harvey. Led by 24-year-old vocalist/guitarist/pianist Teri Gender Bender (a recent transplant to L.A. from Guadalajara, Mexico) Le Butcherettes bring a brazen intensity and playful, hook-laden simplicity that hacks to pieces all forms of pretension and excess.  The new album Cry Is For The Flies is available now for Pre-Order and you can check out the incredible single Shame, You're All I've Got Left which features Shirley Manson here.

    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.

  • New Release Round-Up 09-02-14

    New Release Round-Up 09-02-14

    Johnny Winter - Step Back 09-02

    Step Back is perhaps Johnny Winter's greatest album. It features and amazing list of musical guests and takes Johnny back to a more aggressive style of blues... one that helped shape the musical icon. Produced by Paul Nelson, Step Back showcases classic songs that were inspiring to Johnny Winter. This man, Johnny Winter, remains as vibrant as ever. Johnny Winter's Final CD will feature one limited edition guitar pick per CD. Each of 5 different colors were chosen by Johnny. A special white mother of pearl pick is limited to 5,000. It's just beautiful. The album is available now for and you can watch the moving Video to the lead single Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) Feat. Ben Harper, which features tributes from all those who loved and were inspired by Johnny Winter.

    American pop rock group Maroon 5 release their aptly titled fifth album, V, which was recorded by the band at Conway Studios in L.A. Keyboardist Jesse Carmichael returned to the line-up here after a brief hiatus during the recording and release of 2012's Overexposed, and the album also features vocals from Gwen Stefani on the track "My Heart Is Open."

    On A Tribute To Michael Been, Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to his late father's music with an unforgettable live performance leading his father, Michael Been's, legendary band The Call.

    The R.E.M. MTV Unplugged: The Complete Sessions 4-LP vinyl set was a big hit as part of Record Store Day 2014. Rolling Stone's 4-star revue said that "No band but Nirvana made more breathtakingly transformative use of MTV Unplugged than R.E.M." Due to strong demand from both consumers and retail on that limited-edition release, they have broken out the two shows into two individual 2-LPs MTV Unplugged 1991 and MTV Unplugged 2001.

    Coves - Soft Friday

    Basements hung with fairy lights, 60s tape reels spinning antique spools, drums dusted with white powder. Gritty riffs and psych rock washes slither beneath airy, blissed-blank Nico vocals spinning spectral tales of shattered romance. A beautifully ruined pair – he a leather-clad glowering guitar phantom, she a glacial, broken bombshell – blow glitter at each other through the flashes from old cameras.  This is the world of Coves, a classic psych-garage aesthetic vacuum-sealed forever in one time, one space. The space is Castle Grayskull, the live-in studio that musical mastermind John Ridgard helped build in a disused office in Leamington Spa and where heir debut album was recorded. And the time covers the duration of singer and lyricist Beck Wood's last big relationship, laid out in her songs from first flutter to final choke.  Their Debut Album Soft Friday is available now and check out the fantastic video for their single Wake Up Here


    Plus there are other great, new releases including Counting Crows who release their much anticipated seventh studio album Somewhere Under Wonderland on Capitol Records. Listen is the Kooks first album in three years. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and London, and produced by Inflo. Wicked Nature is the sixth album from the Australian Alt-Rock band The Vines. For the first time, the band has delivered a double album containing 22 songs. Following their highly successful tour together, Nick Carter and Jordan Knight team up once more as Nick & Knight for their new self titled album. Blonde Redhead return with the ninth studio album from the Alt-Rock band. Barragan is ambitious. Tracks like 'Dripping', 'The One I Love', and 'Defeatist Anthem (Harry And I)' have all the emotional punches of previous high water marks in the band's repertoire - the just feel slightly less calculated, more serendipitous. And The Complete Bang Sessions [Limited Edition Vinyl] is a very special, strictly limited velvet jacket edition of the complete 1967 recordings made by Van Morrison that launched his solo career into the stratosphere! Features all of the tracks from Van's solo debut including the monster hit Brown Eyed Girl all digitally remastered for this special 180 gram pressing on splatter red & black vinyl with full color insert!

    Plus, James TaylorKim WatersGrateful DeadCode Orange KidsZeusStephen StillsMeridianAnthony D'AmatoMutual BenefitHammerfallThe HauntedHalf JapaneseGame TheoryHomeboy SandmanKilljoy ClubYobCalico The BandJeezyRitchie Kotzen, and Jimmy Eat World.

    CURRENT SINGLES

    Nothing to It

    The New Basement Tapes continue to add anticipation for the new upcoming "Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes" project which brings together music history excitement and heavy hitters. The latest single is "Married To My Hack" which features Elvis Costello. On Nov. 11th - Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It's an historic album project from five of music's finest artists -- Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) -- in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. 




    LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

    Ryan Adams - Ryan AdamsLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Ryan Adams' new album which is a self-titled affair and the first to be released on the combined Pax Am/Blue Note imprint. Produced by Adams himself at his own Pax Am Studios in Los Angeles, the new record is the NC-born singer/songwriter s first full length since 2011's acclaimed Ashes & Fire. The first single 'Gimme Something Good' has already elicited wide praise with Stereogum exclaiming 'he doesn't seem to have lost a songwriting step. This thing is a total knockout.' The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the fantastic Video to the lead single Gimmie Something Good, which features the one and only Elvira!



    Robert Plant - lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

    Robert Plant's 2014 album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, his label debut for Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records, was produced by Plant and features 11 recordings, nine of which are original songs written by Plant with his band, The Sensational Space Shifters Justin Adams: bendirs, djembe, guitars, tehardant, background vocals; John Baggott: keyboards, loops, moog bass, piano, tabal, background vocals; Juldeh Camara: kologo, ritti, Fulani vocals; Billy Fuller: bass, drum programming, omnichord, upright bass; Dave Smith: drum set; and Liam "Skin" Tyson: banjo, guitar, background vocals.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the album Here.

    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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Music Releases 10-27-14

Flaming Lips & Fwends - With a Little Help From My Fwends

Flaming Lips & Fwends - With a Little Help From My Fwends

New CD: $13.98
The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with help from special friends Miley Cyrus,Moby,My Morning Jacket,J. Mascis,Dr. Dog, Phantogram,Tegan and Sara,Grace Potter,Electric Wrms (THE LIPS side project who recently released their 6-song debut album,Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others. All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band's hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.
Taylor Swift - 1989

Taylor Swift - 1989

New CD: $18.98
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV: Deluxe CD Edition

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV: Deluxe CD Edition

New CD: $19.98
In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.
Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy: Deluxe CD Edition

Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy: Deluxe CD Edition

New CD: $19.98
Digital: $9.99
In 1968, John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant formed Led Zeppelin, one of the most influential, innovative and successful groups in modern music, having sold more than 300 million albums worldwide. The band rose from the ashes of The Yardbirds, when Page brought in Plant, Bonham and Jones to tour as The New Yardbirds. In 1969, Led Zeppelin released its self-titled debut. It marked the beginning of a 12-year reign, during which the group was widely considered to be the biggest and most innovative rock band in the world.
Flight Facilities - Down To Earth

Flight Facilities - Down To Earth

New CD: $12.98
Video
With Down to Earth, the dynamic electronic duo continue to expand their artist output away from their world of popular club singles to bring fans around the globe a complete work that is a range of styles as eclectic as an around-the-world plane ticket. Down to Earth, is a journey through music that pushes the boundaries of Flight Facilities unmistakeable sound with the vocal talents of artists such as the ethereal Emma Louise, the comedic and noted musician Reggie Watts, the emotive Owl Eyes, the wunderkind Bishop Nehru, and favorites like Micky Green and Giselle.
Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm [Tour Edition Vinyl]

Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm [Tour Edition Vinyl]

New Vinyl: $18.98
Digital: $9.99
Video
Blue and Yellow splatter colored vinyl! Colored vinyl edition of Chrissie Hynde's first ever solo album 'Stockholm,' limited to 1000 copies!
Devin Townsend Project - Z2

Devin Townsend Project - Z2

New CD: $16.98
Video
Z2 is the long awaited epic double album from Devin Townsend where the first CD is a Devin Townsend Project album called 'Sky Blue', and the second disc is a Ziltoid album called 'Dark Matters'.
Etana - I Rise

Etana - I Rise

New CD: $14.98
Video
Etana is the strongest female voice in reggae. Her natural ability for melody and songwriting talents have propelled her to a unique status among reggae fans where she is seen as the successor to Marcia Griffiths.
Sleaford Mods - Chubbed Up [Vinyl]

Sleaford Mods - Chubbed Up [Vinyl]

New Vinyl: $15.98
Video
Compilation from electronic punk-hop duo from Nottingham. Black, standard weight LP includes download card. Sleaford Mods started out sometime during 2006 whilst Jason Williamson was living in Nottingham. Born out of part frustration and part accident, it quickly found its feet as an aggressive verbal onslaught on all that is contrived and connected to the day-to-day hammer of low paid employment and domestic situations arising from that trap. After a year of working ideas out in both the studio and in live performances, Williamson moved south and took the cause to London and trod the boards there for a couple of years, before returning to Nottingham in 2009.
Various Artists - From The Rabbit Hole: Vol.1 New York

Various Artists - From The Rabbit Hole: Vol.1 New York

New Vinyl: $22.98
22 undiscovered acts appear on this highly curated cross-genre compilation reflecting the breadth of NY's underground and the leading acts about to emerge. Volume 1 is New York, while each year "From The Rabbit Hole" will focus on hunting the underground of another city.
At The Gates - At War With Reality

At The Gates - At War With Reality

New CD: $15.98
Digital: $0.99
Who - Who Hits 50!

Who - Who Hits 50!

New CD: $13.95
There is no more significant a milestone in Rock Music than the 50th Anniversary. Alongside The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, THE WHO complete the holy trinity of British Rock bands that have the honor of celebrating that landmark. Through the decades, THE WHO redefined rock music as we know it and their influence continues in all areas of popular culture to this day. WHO HITS 50! is the definitive collection of the band's greatest tracks from their very first recordings as The High Numbers right up to the present day with the brand new track 'BE LUCKY.'
Abba - ABBA: The Collection [Vinyl Box Set]

Abba - ABBA: The Collection [Vinyl Box Set]

New Vinyl: $197.98
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of ABBA winning the Eurovision Song Contest with Waterloo, comes this collection of all 8 original ABBA albums on high quality 180 gram vinyl LP. Includes all the hits singles such as Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Waterloo, Take A Chance On Me and The Winner Takes It All.
Dream Ritual - Dream Ritual [Vinyl]

Dream Ritual - Dream Ritual [Vinyl]

New Vinyl: $9.98
As soon as 6131 Records heard Springfield, Missouri's DREAM RITUAL they immediately knew they wanted the band to join their roster. Fortunately for the label, this impressive new group agreed and planning quickly began for the release of their debut EP. Clocking in at just over 27 minutes, even calling this six-song collection an EP feels a bit unfair, but DREAM RITUAL manage to demonstrate a powerful grasp on songwriting. Their take on grungy post hardcore sounds remarkably true to the '90s style, yet maintains a vibrant contemporary sensibility.
The Drums - I Cant Pretend [Vinyl Single]

The Drums - I Cant Pretend [Vinyl Single]

New Vinyl: $7.98
Digital: $1.79
-Limited edition 7" single on black vinyl -"I Can't Pretend" is the second single from the Brooklyn duo's third full-length album, "Encyclopedia" out 9/23 -B Side "We Found It" not available on full-length CD or LP
Hemingway - Pretend To Care [Vinyl]

Hemingway - Pretend To Care [Vinyl]

New Vinyl: $15.98
Lots of bands have been mining the fertile landscape of '90s music for inspiration lately, and HEMINGWAY is no exception. What sets this Portland, Oregon band apart though is what they're tapping for influence, reaching deep into the lesser known realms of that decade and extracting elements of infectiously melodramatic pop. Think Silver Scooter, Superdrag, and Knapsack, yet filtered through nearly two decades of collected dust and bargin bin obscurity. Some might call the music HEMINGWAY creates 'emo' but to do so relegates their heartfelt creations to something less than genuine and authenticity is something this band has unmistakably.
Leighton Meester - Heartstrings

Leighton Meester - Heartstrings

New CD: $11.98
New album from Leighton Meester, the acclaimed actress known for her role in the series 'Gossip Girl' along with films such as 'That's My Boy' and 'Date Night' The album was written entirely by Leighton and produced by Jeff Trott (Sheryl Crow)
Mike Mictlan - Hella Frreal

Mike Mictlan - Hella Frreal

New CD: $11.98
HELLA FRREAL is a new 10-track release from Doomtree's Mike Mictlan Featuring production from some of Minneapolis' finest producers (Cecil Otter, Cory Grindber, 2% Muck, 1990, Juan Million), with guest features by Greg Grease and Fake Four's Ceschi Mike has toured the world with his Doomtree crew over the last decade, popping up on some their biggest hits. He was also featured on P.O.S' breakout single 'Get Down' from 2012's critically acclaimed We Don't Even Live Here album.
Willie Nelson - Country Biography

Willie Nelson - Country Biography

New CD: $4.98
This Willie Nelson collection focuses on the singer's pre-Columbia chart entries from the early '70s as recorded for RCA and Atlantic. The 20-track sampling includes "Healing Hands of Time," "She's Not for You," "Shelter of My Arms," and "Night Life."
Misfits - Horror Xmas [Limited Edition Vinyl EP]

Misfits - Horror Xmas [Limited Edition Vinyl EP]

New Vinyl: $9.98
LIMITED EDITION 7-INCH VINYL EP W/ METALLIC SILVER JACKET. BLIND ASSORTMENT VARIANT B-SIDES The legendary Misfits first holiday release (outside of Halloween of course), creeps down your chimney in the form of the 'Horror Xmas' EP!
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart [Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Single]

Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart [Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Single]

New Vinyl: $10.98
Digital: $2.99
A very special limited edition 7 vinyl of Joy Division s rare studio outtakes from the 1980 Martin Hannett sessions!
The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen At 21: 21st Anniversary Edition

The Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen At 21: 21st Anniversary Edition

New CD: $19.98
If there is one album fully deserving of a coming of age celebration, it is The Afghan Whigs' Gentlemen. Originally released in October 1993, the album and the band - was seen as the bastard step-child of the alt-rock era and, as the Los Angeles Times noted, is an "overlooked masterpiece." Rhino are proud to present the deluxe edition of the band's landmark album with GENTLEMEN AT 21. The two-disc set features the original album newly remastered along with a bonus disc of seventeen demos, b-sides, and live performances, the great majority of which are previously unreleased.
Pianos Become The Teeth - Keep You

Pianos Become The Teeth - Keep You

New CD: $13.98
Pianos Become The Teeth are from Baltimore, Maryland; the band made waves on the scene with their 2009 debut Old Pride and gained national attention with 2011 s The Lack Long After. Their third album and Epitaph debut, Keep You, sees the band taking a brave step forward to craft a musical statement that truly transcends genres.
Roger Taylor - Best

Roger Taylor - Best

New CD: $16.98
Pegi Young & The Survivors - Lonely In A Crowded Room

Pegi Young & The Survivors - Lonely In A Crowded Room

New CD: $13.98
Digital Tracks
Lonely In A Crowded Room finds Pegi Young again showcasing her singing and songwriting talents on a rich and well thought out album. Her 4th offering builds on the acclaim and success of the previous three, the first being released in 2007. Mixed in with her original compositions are three well-selected covers - the Allen Toussaint penned / Irma Thomas classic "Ruler Of My Heart"; SpoonerOldham s "Lonely Women Make Good Lovers"; and "Don t Let Me Be Lonely" by Jerry Ragovoy.
Vic Ruggiero - This

Vic Ruggiero - This

New CD: $13.98
VIC RUGGIERO is the vocalist and front man of The Slackers; an original Ska band that has recorded and toured internationally for over 20 years. Vic has also played with Rancid, Pink, the Transplants and more. Vic s solo sound is Americana/Folk/Rock. THIS is the first time Vic has recorded his solo stuff in high fidelity. The sound is honest, entertaining and could be considered a greatest hits to his very respectable fan base. THIS is an important new discovery for those not yet familiar with Vic Ruggiero s thuggish voice and street-smart stories. File under Springsteen, Costello, Dylan.
Lily & Madeleine - Fumes

Lily & Madeleine - Fumes

New CD: $14.98
From the beginning, the Lily & Madeleine's calling card has been the breathtaking and intuitive union of their voices. When the two come together in ecstatic and seamless blood harmony, it's a sound that continues to haunt long after the songs are sung, leaving an electrical charge behind like a sparkling tracer in the air. When they step out individually as vocalists, Lily's warm, smoky alto is the counterpoint to Madeleine's crystalline, bell-like soprano.
Ben Ottewell - Rattlebag

Ben Ottewell - Rattlebag

New CD: $13.98
As a singer and lead guitarist in rock band Gomez, Ben Ottewell is well known for his unmistakable voice and talent for blistering and inspired guitar solos. On his newest record, Rattlebag, Ottewell once again collaborated with childhood friend and his Shapes & Shadows writing partner Sam Genders, previously of Tunng. Simultaneously stripped-down and lush, Rattlebag is a collection of beautifully poetic tales of salvation and redemption, of sanctuary and braving rocky seas in search of distant shores. Ottewell s infectious melodies and bluesy riffs will stick with you.
Mono - The Last Dawn

Mono - The Last Dawn

New CD: $14.98
The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness are a pair of new albums by MONO. Recorded simultaneously yet conceptually and creatively disparate, the two act as both opposing and complementary sides to a story. No strangers to narratives, the twin albums explore familiar themes for the band: Hope and hopelessness, love and loss, immense joy and unspeakable pain. Those elemental parts of life and the complicated relationships they create have never been more resonant through MONO's music than they are here. The Last Dawn is the first of these two companion albums, and is the "lighter" of the two.
Mono - Rays Of Darkness

Mono - Rays Of Darkness

New CD: $14.98
The Last Dawn and Rays of Darkness are a pair of new albums by MONO. Recorded simultaneously yet conceptually and creatively disparate, the two act as both opposing and complementary sides to a story. It is MONO's blackest album ever, a collection of scorched riffs, doom rhythms, and an unexpected contribution from post-hardcore pioneer Tetsu Fukagawa of Envy. The album ends with the smoldering wreckage of distorted guitars and ominous drones playing out a eulogy to the days when MONO shot blinding rays of light through seemingly endless darkness.
Cass Mccombs / Meat Puppets - Tour Single [Vinyl Single]

Cass Mccombs / Meat Puppets - Tour Single [Vinyl Single]

New Vinyl: $7.98
Two generations of maverick artists join together in cahoots for a full US tour this autumn and we're going to commemorate it with a special limited edition single with two new songs from Cass McCombs and two covers from the Meat Puppets plus some tripped-out artwork from Cris Kirkwood. Tune in, turn on, wig out. This is a limited edition 7'' of 300 with MP3 download codes. And features 2 new songs from Cass McCombs and two covers performed by the Meat Puppets: (Hey Baby) Que Paso" by the Texas Tornados and "Cathy's Clown" by the Everly Brothers.
Dan Bodan - Soft

Dan Bodan - Soft

New CD: $14.98
Berlin based songwriter Dan Bodan was born in the wide open Canadian prairies and raised in Montreal. Reared on the cities underground noise and experimental music scene, Bodan moved to Berlin 8 years ago. Blossoming in the cities unique mixture of crumbling old-world European values, start-up philanthropy, sleepless techno and epic grey skies, he began writing songs to soundtrack his train rides through the city and make sense of it all.
Obituary - Inked In Blood

Obituary - Inked In Blood

New CD: $13.98
Digital Tracks
Dionne Warwick - Feels So Good

Dionne Warwick - Feels So Good

New CD: $11.98
The legendary Dionne Warwick will release a star-studded duets album titled "Feels So Good," featuring collaborations with some of today's greatest artists including, Jamie Foxx, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ne-Yo, Gladys Knight, Cee Lo Green, Cyndi Lauper and many more.
Rancid - Honor Is All We Know [Vinyl w/CD]

Rancid - Honor Is All We Know [Vinyl w/CD]

New Vinyl: $19.98
Digital: $1.29
Rancid s 2014 record Honor Is All We Know is much like their other records in the sense that it is filled with the stories and characters that populate the band s lives, and reflects the cultural and political climate in which it was written and recorded. It has classic Rancid songcraft: two minute songs packed with melody, personally empathetic and politically denunciatory. But Honor Is All We Know is also unique in that it is filled with the growing insight of a band who has been doing this for a while now: it feels natural and organic, written without an agenda or a bone to pick, rather the culmination of lives lived largely with a keen interest in the world and a sense of brotherhood.
Chris Webby - Chemically Imbalanced

Chris Webby - Chemically Imbalanced

New CD: $17.98
Perhaps it s his lyrical dexterity coupled with his boyish good looks, but Chris Webby has nudged his way into the contender position as one of Hip-Hop s top new acts. The Connecticut native has seen mid-level success within a short amount of time from his charting debut to an onslaught of mixtapes and sold out shows. As Chris Webby enters the next phase in his career with his debut album Chemically Imbalanced, he s looking to take his Homegrown feel-good Hip-Hop formula to the next level. Prepare to be amazed.
French For Rabbits - Spirits

French For Rabbits - Spirits

New CD: $13.98
Digital Tracks
Sister Sin - Black Lotus

Sister Sin - Black Lotus

New CD: $13.98
Digital Tracks
Stalley - Ohio

Stalley - Ohio

New CD: $13.98
Digital Tracks
Mystery Skulls - Forever

Mystery Skulls - Forever

New CD: $13.98
Haerts - Haerts

Haerts - Haerts

New CD: $11.96
Digital Tracks
Barry Manilow - My Dream Duets

Barry Manilow - My Dream Duets

New CD: $13.95
For his Verve Music debut MY DREAM DUETS, Manilow demonstrates that he is a fan celebrating his own musical heroes who have inspired him through the years. From cherished idols like Judy Garland and Louis Armstrong to contemporary icons like Whitney Houston and John Denver. Barry has joined together with them in his recording studio, emerging with a collection of remarkable duet classics. Although the extraordinary guest artists on MY DREAM DUETS are no longer with us, Manilow's mission is to ensure their immortal voices live on to excite and entertain all generations of music lovers.
Now That's What I Call Music! - NOW 52: That's What I Call Music

Now That's What I Call Music! - NOW 52: That's What I Call Music

New CD: $18.98
Now That's What I Call Music is the most successful compilation album series in the history of recorded music. With over 93 million units of the series scanned to date in the US, and over 100,000 units of the #1 albums NOW 49 and NOW 50 during the week of release.
Chris Tomlin - Love Ran Red

Chris Tomlin - Love Ran Red

New CD: $13.95
One of Christian music's most well-known artists, Chris Tomlin returns with the all new album LOVE RAN RED on October 27, 2014, featuring the hits 'Waterfall' and 'Jesus Loves Me.' With a list of No. 1 Christian radio singles, a GRAMMY Award, two Billboard Music Awards, 19 Dove Awards, one platinum and four gold albums to his credit, Chris Tomlin is among the most well-known and influential artists in contemporary Christian music, referred to by Time Magazine as 'most likely the most often sung artist anywhere.' Tomlin continues to tour many dates every year and plays regularly at Passion Conferences in the United States and worldwide. Along with Pastor and Communicator Louie Giglio, Tomlin serves at Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA.
Home Free - Full Of Cheer

Home Free - Full Of Cheer

New CD: $11.96
Digital Tracks
Paul McCartney - New [Collectors Edition W/Book]

Paul McCartney - New [Collectors Edition W/Book]

New CD: $35.98
Digital: $1.29
The NEW Collector's Edition is a 2 CD and 1 DVD package in a hard bound book with never-before-seen photos documenting the release. It includes 3 previously unreleased tracks and 4 songs recorded live at the Tokyo Dome in 2013. The DVD features footage from release events in Las Vegas, New York, London, plus behind the scenes films and much more. The Collector's Edition is the definitive package that allows fans to fully immerse themselves in all things NEW.
Sam Hunt - Montevallo

Sam Hunt - Montevallo

New CD: $10.99
MCA Nashville recording artist Sam Hunt is soaring up the country charts with his lead single, Leave the Night On the lead track off his Oct. 27 major label album debut, MONTEVALLO, a ten-track album, all co-written by Hunt, and produced by Zach Crowell (Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban) and Shane McAnally (Luke Bryan, Kacey Musgraves).
Peter Hollens - Peter Hollens

Peter Hollens - Peter Hollens

New CD: $11.96
Digital Tracks
"Peter Hollens," the Self-titled Debut Album from the YouTube A Cappella Star Featuring Guest Artists Jackie Evancho, Lindsey Stirling and Avi Kaplan from Pentatonix
Lagwagon - Hang

Lagwagon - Hang

New CD: $13.98
Misfits - Project 1950: Expanded Edition

Misfits - Project 1950: Expanded Edition

New CD: $11.98
THE HIGHEST CHARTING RELEASE IN THE BAND'S LEGENDARY CATALOG RETURNS ALL-NEW EXPANDED EDITION W/ NEVER BEFORE RELEASED BONUS TRACKS! The Misfits special project showcasing punk covers of 1950's era rock 'n' roll classics assembles an all-star line-up to bring this creature to life! Founding member Jerry Only frontlines a spiked jukebox on Bass and lead vocals, with Black Flag alum Dez Cadena utilizing an arsenal of guitars to achieve a dynamic that best suits each song, and much more...
Wade Bowen - Wade Bowen

Wade Bowen - Wade Bowen

New CD: $11.98
Digital Tracks
2014 release from the Texas Country singer/songwriter. WADE BOWEN marks a new beginning, the turning of the page to a place where the music becomes a little bit freer, a little bit looser, and a lot more intimate. This is the sound of catharsis, of Bowen released from major label bonds to find himself on his own again - ragged from the storm, but finally, back on shore. In short, this is the real Wade Bowen. Welcome Bowen the balladeer, the storyteller, the guy who sings from the heart
Eric Johnson & Mike Stern - Eclectic

Eric Johnson & Mike Stern - Eclectic

New CD: $15.98
Two bona fide guitar heroes in their respective fields; Eric Johnson in the rock realm and Mike Stern in the jazz world join forces to produce the explosive Eclectic, a scintillating musical showcase that brings together their disparate influences in one potent package. Fans of both artists and guitar aficionados will want to hear this unique collaboration. Backed by Anton Fig (James Brown, Miles Davis, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder) on drums and Chris Maresh on bass the group impresses throughout the albums 12 tracks with writing contributions from both guitarists and even a cover of Jimi Hendrix Red House where Mike makes his vocal debut trading lines with Eric on this event record.

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Movie Releases 10-27-14

America: Imagine the World Without Her [Movie] - America: Imagine the World Without Her

America: Imagine the World Without Her [Movie] - America: Imagine the World Without Her

New Blu-Ray: $24.99
In an era where the American Dream seems to have faded into a dark new dawn, filmmakers Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan ponder what may have become of the world if the U.S. had never come into being. By creating an alternate history in which British forces kill General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War, the filmmakers lay the groundwork for a thought-provoking meditation on the crucial role of the United States on the world stage.
Nightbreed [Movie] - Nightbreed: The Director's Cut

Nightbreed [Movie] - Nightbreed: The Director's Cut

New Blu-Ray: $29.93
For the first time on home video, you can experience Clive Barkers original directors cut of Nightbreed with over 40 minutes of new footage, all mastered in high definition from the original camera negative!
Begin Again [Movie] - Begin Again

Begin Again [Movie] - Begin Again

New Blu-Ray: $34.98
British songwriter Gretta (Keira Knightley) is adrift in Manhattan after getting dumped by her philandering rock star boyfriend (Adam Levine). While playing at an open mic night at a local bar, she is discovered by struggling music producer Dan (Mark Ruffalo). Sensing her songwriting potential, Dan pushes Gretta to sign with him and record an ambitious outdoors album all across the city.
Wish I Was Here [Movie] - Wish I Was Here

Wish I Was Here [Movie] - Wish I Was Here

New Blu-Ray: $34.98
From Zach Braff, the creator of Garden State, comes this touching and funny story about being a parent, spouse and child all at once. Aidan Bloom (Braff), a husband and father of two, is set on pursuing his dream as an actor when his father (Mandy Patinkin) reveals he's battling a serious illness. As the announcement disrupts Aidan's day-to-day existence, his decision to homeschool his children will lead him on an unexpected journey of discovery about fulfillment and family. Co-starring Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson, Josh Gad and Donald Faison, critics call Wish I Was Here, "Excellent! Wonderful!" (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood)
Deliver Us From Evil [Movie] - Deliver Us From Evil

Deliver Us From Evil [Movie] - Deliver Us From Evil

New Blu-Ray: $35.99
A New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) begins investigating a series of bizarre and disturbing inexplicable crimes. When he uncovers that the crimes are of super-natural origins, he must join forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are taking over and terrorizing their city. Filled with action and thrilling suspense, the film is inspired by the book, which details Sarchies bone-chilling real-life cases.
Street Fighter [Franchise] - Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist

Street Fighter [Franchise] - Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist

New Blu-Ray: $29.98
One of the most recognized video game franchises in the world, Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist tells the origin story of some of the series' most beloved characters: Ryu, Ken, and Akuma. Delivering top-notch, martial arts action with visual effects that rival major Hollywood studios, this will be a must-see for Street Fighter and action cinema fans, alike.
The Vanishing [Movie] - The Vanishing [Criterion Collection]

The Vanishing [Movie] - The Vanishing [Criterion Collection]

New Blu-Ray: $39.95
Based on Time Krabbe's The Golden Egg, The Vanishing is a deeply disturbing psychological thriller about a young man's search for his girlfriend after she disappears at a rest stop during a short trip. Over the course of three years, the man obsessively searches for her, using his spare time to put up posters and leave handbills, hoping that someone will give him a clue to the mystery surrounding her disappearance. The kidnapper, having watched the man for some time, is intrigued by his increasing obsession and finally contacts him. He then gives the man the opportunity to learn firsthand of his girlfriend's fate. The film, frightening and moving with a chilling conclusion, is a small masterpiece as director George Sluizer confronts and examines the true nature of evil and obsession. Sluizer remade The Vanishing in an American version four years after the release of the original Dutch film, inexplicably changing the shocking ending which gave the original film such power.
The Prince [Movie] - The Prince

The Prince [Movie] - The Prince

New Blu-Ray: $24.99
A reformed mob enforcer (Jason Patric) journeys across the country in search of his missing, college-aged daughter, and comes up against a ruthless corporate criminal (Bruce Willis) with ties to his shady past. John Cusack, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Johnathon Schaech, Gia Mantegna, and Rain co-star in this action thriller written by Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio, and directed by Brian A Miller (House of the Rising Sun).