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New Release Round-Up 03-24-23

Caroline Rose - The Art of Forgetting

Caroline Rose - The Art of Forgetting - New West Records
The time is now for Caroline Rose. Their last record, Superstar, was released on March 6, 2020. The record was critically acclaimed and positioned Rose as the next big breakthrough in music. Needless to say, the resulting pandemic grinded all momentum to a halt while at the same time throwing Rose’s personal life into turmoil. The result of that turmoil is the fuel that fired the creation of their latest album, The Art of Forgetting. With The Art of Forgetting, Rose took on the dual role of writer and producer. The album encapsulates the feeling of experiencing recent memories, having them turn into old ones and then ultimately forgetting those memories altogether. There is a romantic nature within the sonic landscape of this record. Tape effects and loops emulate the feeling of aging while the juxtaposition of modern acoustic-electronic textures, like lo-fi tape next to hi-fi granular synths result in some of their most mature and honest work to date.

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Fake Names - Expendables

Fake Names - Expendables - Epitaph
If credibility were currency, Fake Names’ wealth would be off the charts. Composed of Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, INVSN, The [International] Noise Conspiracy), Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, Soulside) and the newest member Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites of Spring), the band is a veritable post-hardcore dream team. However instead of rehashing the past, Expendables is a reinvention that sees the band dialing back the distortion and leaning into the melodies. The result pairs their unparalleled pedigree with a pop sensibility that’s slightly unexpected and wholly satisfying. “For our last record [2019’s FAKE NAMES]the general influences were 70’s U.K. punk and power-pop; but it wound up with a little classic rock vibe as well, like the Vibrators meets Aerosmith. We never saw that coming!” , Baker explains. For Expendables the band enlisted producer Adam “Atom” Greenspan (IDLES, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Baker explains, “The pop influences are a little more out front on this one and the production really helps it shine. It sounds more direct, more urgent.” Expendables is the latest exchange in a musical conversation that spans four decades. Baker aptly refers to the lineup of FAKE NAMES as a “mutual admiration society” and says that once the five members got in the same room together, it felt as if they had already been in the band together for years.

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Elton John - Honky Chateau: 50th Anniversary

Elton John - Honky Chateau: 50th Anniversary - Island
Released in May 1972, Honky Chateau was the album that made Elton John a superstar and ushered in a new era for him.  Named after the residential studios outside Paris where the album was recorded, Honky Château bought a new level of simplicity and directness to Elton’s music that had previously only been seen in glimpses. Shorn of the complexities and ornate orchestrations of his recent work, Honky Chateau seemed freewheeling and intimate. It was helped by Rocket Man, the record which became another of Elton’s signature songs.  These special editions contain the original album, and on both vinyl and CD editions a newly created selection of outtakes from the sessions, produced from the original tapes by Matt Still, which highlight the warmth and humor of the sessions. On CD only there are eight tracks from the album that were recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in 1972, all receiving their live debut, just a few days back in the UK after recording. Assembled with the customary care by Elton’s catalog team, the album comes as a gatefold with an eight-page booklet with rare photos, memorabilia and an essay by co-curator and music writer Daryl Easlea, featuring interviews from those who were there.  Honky Château has been mastered at Lurssen in California, and the vinyl cut at Abbey Road.



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Bob Marley - Tuff Gong Jamaica Pressings

Bob Marley - Tuff Gong Jamaica Pressings - Island
Twelve limited-edition Bob Marley vinyl LP's, each numbered and pressed exclusively at the legendary Tuff Gong International headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica, will be available, featuring nine original studio albums and two original live albums, plus the world's best-selling reggae album, Legend, all including a highly-desirable Tuff Gong stamp.  The limited-edition albums were pressed at Tuff Gong's newly refurbished vinyl pressing plant, which re-opened in summer 2020 and will have an annual capacity of 250,000 units.  Each album was mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters in Los Angeles. 

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Lana Del Rey - Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Light Green 2LP/Alt. Cover]
Fall Out Boy - So Much (For) Stardust [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]
Nickel Creek - Celebrants [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Confetti Yellow 2LP]
BABYMETAL - THE OTHER ONE [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Solid White LP]
Depeche Mode - Memento Mori
Sophie B. Hawkins - Free Myself
Wage War - The Stripped Sessions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Swirl LP]
Diplo - Diplo
Luke Combs - Gettin’ Old
Chasms - Glimpse of Heaven [Pink & Blue Swirl LP]
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon: 50th Anniversary
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon: Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone & Green Swirl LP]
Aoife O'Donovan - Aoife O'Donovan Plays Nebraska [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Debby Friday - Good Luck
Carly Pearce - 29: Written In Stone: Live From Music City
Botch - American Nervoso: 25th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Purple LP]
OTTTO - Life Is A Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
*NSYNC - *NSYNC: 25th Anniversary [LP]



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UPCOMING RELEASES

The Who - The Who - With Orchestra Live At Wembley

The Who - The Who - With Orchestra Live At Wembley - Interscope Records
Recorded at the band's show at the world-famous Wembley Stadium on 6th July 2019, The Who performed many of their greatest hits as well as songs from their acclaimed recent studio album with the help of the Isobel Griffiths Ltd Orchestra, which gave a new perspective to some of their best-loved material.  This release is available as a 2-CD + Blu-Ray containing an Atmos mix of the entire album and a 3-LP black vinyl edition. Both are housed in a trifold sleeve with an extensive booklet containing multiple photos from rehearsals, backstage, and the show.

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New Release Round-Up 03-17-23

Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park: 10th Anniversary Edition

Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer Different Park: 10th Anniversary Edition - Mercury Nashville
Kacey Musgraves releases a limited edition Zoetrope Picture Disc Vinyl in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of her debut Platinum and Grammy winning album- Same Trailer Different Park. The album went to #1 on the Country Album Charts when it was released in 2013. Kacey co-wrote all 12 tracks and co-produced the album with Luke Laird and Shane McAnally. Album won the Grammy award for the Best Country Album at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. The album featured the break-out singles- “Merry Go Round”, “Blowin’ Smoke”, and “Follow Your Arrow”.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

U2 - Songs of Surrender [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque White 2LP]
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - V
M83 - Fantasy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Marble 2LP]
Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker: Live [2LP]
All Time Low - Tell Me I'm Alive
Say Hi - Elocution Prattle
100 Gecs - 10,000 gecs [Indie Exclusive limited Edition White LP]
Dropkick Murphys - Blackout: 20th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Translucent Red LP]
Ghost - Ceremony And Devotion [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Lemon 2LP]
Sonny Rollins - Go West!: The Contemporary Records Albums
Jake Baldwin - Misc. Items
Sandrider - Enveletration
Pierce The Veil - A Flair For The Dramatic
Stephen Sondheim, Sara Bareilles, Into The Woods 2022 Broadway Cast - Into The Woods (2022 Broadway Cast Recording)
Creatrix - Now More Than Ever
The Band of Heathens - Simple Things
Subhumans - 29:29 Split Vision [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple LP]
Subhumans - EP-LP [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple LP]
Subhumans - Time Flies + Rats [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple LP]
Kamelot - The Awakening [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver 2LP]
Ten Years After - A Space In Time: 50th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Half-Speed Master LP]
Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse: 10th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP]
The Offspring - Smash [RSD Essential Milky Clear LP]
Warren Zevon - Life'll Kill Ya [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Smoking Skull LP]
Mystic - Cuts For Luck And Scars For Freedom [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Black Ice 2LP + Ruby Red 7in]


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New Release Round-Up 03-10-23

Otherwise - Gawdzillionaire

Otherwise - Gawdzillionaire - Mascot
If anybody knows how to fight, it's Otherwise. The Las Vegas quartet Adrian Patrick [vocals], Ryan Patrick [guitar], Nick Bedrosian [bass], and Joe Conner [drums]-have weathered personal tragedy and trauma, withstood the tides of the industry, and still stand tall. If anything, the boys are stronger than ever with a one-two punch of airtight guitars, stadium-shaking grooves, and hypnotic hard-hitting hooks. Over the past decade, they've clawed their way through the rock 'n' roll ranks and emerged as an unbreakable force. Their catalog spans fan favorites such as True Love Never Dies [2012], Peace At All Costs [2014], and Sleeping Lions [2017]. However, their fifth full-length album, Gawdzillionaire [Mascot Label Group], trumpets their fighting spirit louder than ever before.

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The Cold Stares - Voices

The Cold Stares - Voices - Mascot
For the past ten years, The Cold Stares have toured the world relentlessly as a duo, blowing away audiences across the US and Europe with a fierce, blistering live show that belied their bare bones, guitar-and-drums setup. Now, the band is embracing a whole new kind of chemistry as they launch their next chapter, adding a third member and channelling the classic power trio sound they grew up on with their explosive new album, Voices. "The chains were off when we made this record," says guitarist/singer Chris Tapp. "Suddenly, all the parameters that had dictated what we could and couldn't do just disappeared and we were free to create whatever sound we wanted." That sense of total artistic liberation lies at the heart of Voices, which pushes The Cold Stares' signature mix of blues, southern, and hard rock to bold new heights. 

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

The Blaze - Jungle Video Available
Miley Cyrus - Endless Summer Vacation
Sleaford Mods - UK GRIM [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
The War and Treaty - Lover’s Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
The Nude Party - Rides On [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 2LP]
Van Morrison - Moving On Skiffle [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue 2 LP]
Blackmore's Night - Shadow Of The Moon: 25th Anniversary Edition
The Luka State - More Than This
Ripe - Bright Blues
Richard Cheese - The Sunny Side Of The Moon: The Best Of Richard Cheese
CAKE - Prolonging The Magic
Suicide Silence - Remember... You Must Die [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice LP]
Daniel Johnston - Songs of Pain [2LP]
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars + Anderson .Paak) - An Evening With Silk Sonic [Bonus Track LP]
Ben Kweller - Sha Sha: 20th Anniversary [Deluxe Toothbrush Red 3LP]
Mariah Carey - The Rarities [4LP Box Set]
Lonnie Holley - Oh Me Oh My
Periphery - Periphery V: Djent Is Not A Genre
Fever Ray - Radical Romantics
Twice - READY TO BE


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New Release Round-Up 03-03-23

Morgan Wallen - One Thing At A Time

Morgan Wallen - One Thing At A Time - Big Loud / Mercury Records / Republic Records
Morgan Wallen's 3rd studio album, One Thing At A Time, releases via Big Loud/Mercury/Republic. Wallen's 36-song, deeply personal album combines his musical influences (country/alternative/hip-hop). With so much new music, the stage is set for his 63-date/30 stadium One Night At A Time World Tour. This album follows the success of his 4x platinum, Dangerous: The Double Album, which notched historical chart status at Billboard's longest running Top 10 album for a solo artist.

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De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising

De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising - Chrysalis
3 Feet High And Rising is the debut studio album by hip hop trio De La Soul and was released on March 3, 1989. It marked the first of three full-length collaborations with producer Prince Paul, which would become the critical and commercial peak of both parties. Critically, as well as commercially, the album was a success. It contains the singles, "Me Myself and I", "The Magic Number, " "Buddy, " and "Eye Know". The album title came from the Johnny Cash song "Five Feet High and Rising". It is listed on Rolling Stone's 200 Essential Rock Records and The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. When Village Voice held it's annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll for 1989, 3 Feet High and Rising was ranked #1. It was also listed on the Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Released amid the 1989 boom in gangsta rap, which gravitated towards hardcore, confrontational, violent lyrics, de la Soul's uniquely positive style made them an oddity beginning with the first single, "Me, Myself and I". Their positivity meant many observers labeled them a "hippie" group, based on their declaration of the "D.A.I.S.Y. Age" (Da. Inner. Soul. Yall). Sampling artists as diverse as Hall & Oates, Steely Dan and The Turtles, 3 Feet High and Rising is often viewed as the stylistic beginning of 1990s alternative hip hop (and especially jazz rap).

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Frank Zappa - Zappa '80: Mudd Club/Munich

Frank Zappa - Zappa '80: Mudd Club/Munich - Zappa Records
Zappa '80: Mudd Club/Munich combines 2 historical performances from the 1980 spring/summer tour. The first is a set at Frank Zappa's favorite NYC nightclub, the famous Mudd Club, presented from a hi-res transfer of the original master tape. The second, from Olympiahalle in Munich, is the first-ever direct-to-digital live stereo recording of Zappa. Mastered by Bernie Grundman in 2022, with photography and memoir from George Alper, and liner notes from Arthur Barrow, Steve Vai & `Vaultmeister' Joe Travers.

Also Available: Zappa ’80: Munich [3LP], Zappa ’80: Mudd Club [2LP]

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Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - The Songs Of Bacharach & Costello

Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach - The Songs Of Bacharach & Costello - UMe
The Songs Of Bacharach & Costello, brings together all of the published songs that Costello has written with Burt Bacharach, celebrating the three decade songwriting partnership between them. Compiled by Costello, the Super Deluxe Edition includes the newly remastered album, Painted From Memory, along with a new collection, Taken From Life, featuring unreleased songs from the proposed "Painted From Memory" musical score, plus live performances, and a detailed 10,000 word essay by Costello.

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Hollow Coves - Wanderlust EP

Hollow Coves - Wanderlust EP - Nettwerk Records
Australian indie-folk duo Hollow Coves' release their debut EP 'Wanderlust' on CD and vinyl. It highlights Hollow Coves trademark soft lyrics and harmonies embedded deep into the acoustic guitar melodies. Since the EP's release, "Coastline" and "The Woods" are now certified GOLD status in Canada, and the minute long "Interlude" has found resonance on Tiktok and Meta soundtracked to stunning & on-brand travel and wanderlust themed content. The band has grown their own live following, translating their recorded music showcasing both their softer side and a lively stomp and holler show that has led to opening for Passenger and The Lumineers.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Macklemore - Ben [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Alternate Cover 2LP]
Kali Uchis - Red Moon In Venus [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Ron Gallo - Foreground Music
Daisy Jones & The Six - Aurora [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deep Blue Clear LP]
Four Year Strong - Enemy of the World: Re-Recorded [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange w/ Brown Splatter LP]
Hello Mary - Hello Mary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Blue LP]
Haken - Fauna [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cream White LP]
Kate NV - WOW [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
NCT 127 - The 4th Album Repackage 'Ay-Yo'
Willie Nelson - I Don’t Know A Thing About Love: The Songs of Harlen Howard
Mimi Webb - Amelia
Constant Smiles - Kenneth Anger
Pony Bradshaw - North Georgia Rounder
Tove Lo - Dirt Femme
Genesis - BBC Broadcasts
Full Of Hell - Suffocating Hallucination [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver/Orange LP]
The The - $1 ONE VOTE! [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
ALO - Silver Saturdays
Can't Swim - Thanks But No Thanks [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Half Black/Half White w/Red & Mint Splatter LP]
Subhumans - The Day The Country Died [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple LP]
Subhumans - From The Cradle To The Grave [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple LP]
Subhumans - Worlds Apart [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple LP]
Mystic - Cuts For Luck And Scars For Freedom [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Black Ice 2LP + Ruby Red 7in]
Phoenix - Alpha Zulu [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]


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New Release Round-Up 02-24-23

Gorillaz - Cracker Island

Gorillaz - Cracker Island - Warner Records
Cracker Island is the eighth studio album from Gorillaz, an energetic, upbeat, genre-expansive collection of 10 tracks featuring yet another stellar line-up of artist collaborators: Thundercat, Tame Impala, Bad Bunny, Stevie Nicks, Adeleye Omotayo, Bootie Brown and Beck. Recorded in London and LA last year, it is produced by Gorillaz, Remi Kabaka jr. and eight-time Grammy Award-winning producer / multi-instrumentalist / songwriter extraordinaire Greg Kurstin. 

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Dierks Bentley - Gravel & Gold

Dierks Bentley - Gravel & Gold - Capitol Nashville
Dierks Bentley releases his 10th studio album Gravel & Gold on Capitol Records Nashville. The brand-new album includes 14 songs and features duets with Ashley McBryde and Billy Strings. 

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Gina Birch - I Play My Bass Loud [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP] Video Available
Lucero - Should've Learned By Now [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
Adam Lambert - High Drama
Jenny O - Spectra [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition California Pink LP]
Iris DeMent - Workin' On A World
Gracie Abrams - Good Riddance
Algiers - Shook
Logic - College Park
David Bowie - A Divine Symmetry: An alternative journey through Hunky Dory [LP]
Denzel Curry - Imperial [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black, White + Yellow Smoke LP]
Denzel Curry - TA13OO [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Magenta Splash LP]
Denzel Curry - ZUU [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red/Green Speckled LP]
Ghost - Popestar [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Milky Clear LP]
The Shootouts - Stampede [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow & Deep Purple Splatter LP]
Mui Zyu - Rotten Bun For An Eggless Century
The Strokes - The Singles - Volume 01 [Vinyl Box Set]
Shame - Food For Worms
John Lee Hooker - Burnin': 60th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Red LP]
The Police - Around The World (Restored & Expanded) [Limited Edition Blue LP/DVD]
Steel Panther - On The Prowl
Godsmack - Lighting Up The Sky
5 Seconds Of Summer - 5SOS5 [Deluxe 2LP]
Nas - Magic [Limited Edition Green & Black LP]
Ash - Nu-Clear Sounds [Limited Edition Clear & Nuclear Green Splatter LP]
Neutral Milk Hotel - The Collected Works Of Neutral Milk Hotel [LP Box Set]

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