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New Release Round-Up 06-30-17

New Releases - June 30 2017

 
WASHED OUT - Mister Mellow - Stones Throw
Washed Out is Ernest Greene, a young guy from Georgia (via South Carolina) who makes bedroom synthpop that sounds blurred and woozily evocative, like someone smeared Vaseline all over an early OMD demo tape, then stayed up all night trying to recreate what they heard. The brand new studio release from Washed Out, the debut on Stones Throw and follow up to 2013’s Paracosm, includes a DVD visual album companion to the full length album that utilizes almost every form of animation (collage, claymation, hand-drawn, stop-motion). Boredom. Laziness. Complete apathy. Is it a quarter-life crisis or just an excuse to never grow up? This is the world of Washed Out's (Ernest Greene) new album Mister Mellow. A fully immersive multimedia experience, the album guides the listener through the highs and lows of this often ridiculous struggle. In classic Millennial fashion, most young adults' perception of their own lives are overblown and over-dramatized to the point of absurdity - as are the many ways they distract themselves from the insecurities faced on a daily basis (see social media, fantasy, drugs, music). Mister Mellow shines a light on the humor found in this paradox - how we can be so bored and unhappy in what is often a very privileged, contented life?

CALVIN HARRIS - Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1 - Sony
Funk Wav Bounces Vol.1, is the highly anticipated 5th studio album from Calvin Harris. The ten track album features the previously released singles "Slide" featuring Frank Ocean & Migos, plus "Heatstroke" featuring Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande. The album boasts 19 guest artist collaborations including Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Kehlani, Future, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean, John Legend, Khalid, Migos, Schoolboy Q, Ariana Grande, Young Thug, D.R.A.M., Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, Jessie Reyez, Partynextdoor plus Snoop Dogg.  The Grammy Award-winning record producer, songwriter and DJ Calvin Harris stands as the figurehead for modern music, having broken world records and dominated global charts with his continued hit releases. As one of the most successful artists of all time, he currently has over 5 billion streams across all major streaming services, 5 billion video views, and 10 consecutive platinum singles.

SOULWAX - From Deewee

SOULWAX - From DeeweeSOULWAX - From Deewee - PIAS AmericaSOULWAX - From Deewee
2017 studio album. After a period of extensive rehearsals and a level of planning to befit such a huge feat, From Deewee was recorded with the full touring band in one take at the Dewaele brother's DEEWEE Studio in Ghent, Belgium on February 7, 2017. PIAS. Look out for the Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black and White 2LP.



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TELEVISION - Live At The Old Waldorf (San Francisco 6/29/78) [Limited Edition RSD Vinyl Club 2LP] - Record Store Day
This double LP was released for RSD 2011 on white vinyl. The Record Store Day Vinyl Club release will be a double black vinyl set.

BEACH HOUSE - B-sides And Rarities - Sub Pop
This compilation contains every song Beach House – aka Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand – has made that does not exist on one of their albums. The band explains: When we announced that we were releasing a B-sides and rarities album, someone on Twitter asked, “B-sides record? Why would Beach House put out a B-sides record? Their A-sides are like B-sides.” This random person has a point. Our goal has never been to make music that is explicitly commercial. Over the years, as we have worked on our 6 LPs, it wasn’t the “best" or most catchy songs that made the records, just the ones that fit together to make a cohesive work. Accordingly, our B-sides are not songs that we didn’t like as much, just ones that didn’t have a place on the records we were making. The oldest song is “Rain in Numbers” and was recorded in 2005, during the summer when we formed the band. We didn’t have a piano, so we asked our friend if we could use his, which was pretty out of tune. We used the mic that was on the four-track machine to record the piano and vocals. It was originally the secret song on our self-titled debut. The next couple of songs are from late 2008. We were so excited about “Used to Be” that we quickly recorded it and put it on a 7” for our fall tour with the Baltimore Round Robin. The same session begat our cover of Queen’s “Play the Game” for a charity compilation benefiting AIDS research; we will continue to donate all profits from the song to that charity. As fans of Queen, we thought it would be fun and ridiculous to try to adapt their high-powered pop song into our realm. These songs were recorded at the same studio where we made Devotion. There are a bunch of songs written and recorded in the 2009-2010 window. “Baby” was written and recorded in October 2009 with our friend Jason Quever. “10 Mile Stereo” was recorded during the Teen Dream session in July 2009. Since we used tape, we often slowed the tape way down to create effects while recording, which led to “10 Mile Stereo (Cough Syrup Remix).” “White Moon” and “The Arrangement” were both songs that we didn’t believe fit on Teen Dream. “White Moon” originally appeared on our iTunes live session. Since that was recorded and mixed very hastily, we have remixed it to better match our current aesthetics. We have also remixed and included the version of “Norway" we did at that same session. We wrote and recorded “I Do Not Care for the Winter Sun” during a break between tours and released it on the internet for free, unmastered. Well, it’s finally been mastered…

STONE SOUR - Hydrograd - Roadrunner Records
Recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, CA with producer Jay Ruston, Hydrograd features the lead tracks "Fabuless" and "Song #3". Stone Sour will celebrate HYDROGRAD with an epic summer trek alongside fellow Roadrunner recording group Korn.

THE BEACH BOYS - 1967 Sunshine Tomorrow - Capitol
This unique 2CD compilation pulls together a slew of previously unreleased material from America's favorite band, The Beach Boys. The collection includes the new stereo remix of Wild Honey, as well as unreleased outtakes from the session recordings. Also included are unreleased session tracks from the Smiley Smile sessions and live tracks from Hawaii, Washington, DC and Boston.





ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Baio - Man Of The World
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires - Youth Detention
TLC - TLC
The Acacia Strain - Gravebloom
Junior Astronomers - Body Language
ZZ Ward - The Storm
Floating Points - Reflections: Mojave Desert [w/DVD]
The Cash Box Kings - Royal Mint
Mark Kozelek - Yellow Kitchen
Jim Lauderdale - London Southern
Laurel Halo - Dust
The Mojo Gurus - Gone
Dave Matthews Band - Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 [Vinyl Box Set]


& More .....

Broken Social Scene - Stay Happy
The Melvins - Jam In The Van - Live Sessions EP
Public Service Broadcasting - People Will Always Need Coal
Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort







 



 

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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New Release Round-Up 06-23-17

New Releases - June 23 2017

 
PRINCE - Purple Rain - Warner Bros
Purple Rain remains one of history’s most important, indisputable, and influential albums, but you’ve never heard it like this before. Purple Rain Deluxe boasts the official 2015 Paisley Park Remaster of the original tapes overseen by Prince himself in addition to a new “From The Vault & Previously Unreleased” disc with 11 unheard gems from the storied vault. This is Prince’s final word on his definitive masterpiece.  If you’ve never experienced Purple Rain, the 2-CD Deluxe Edition is the best place to start. It features both the 2015 Paisley Park Remaster as well as “From The Vault & Previously Unreleased.” It’s the perfect gateway into the world of Prince and Purple Rain.
 

JEFF TWEEDY - Together At Last - Anti
Together At Last is a new album by songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy. It features the Wilco bandleader performing eleven of his own songs, culled from the Wilco catalog as well as from side-projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog, in a solo acoustic setting. Recorded at Tweedy’s Chicago recording studio The Loft, Together At Last showcases Tweedy’s accomplished and intricate guitar playing and his expressive, plaintive voice, and while audiences have experienced Tweedy live onstage as a solo performer for years, this is the first studio recording of its kind for the acclaimed musician.

JESSICA HERNANDEZ & THE DELTAS - Telephone

JESSICA HERNANDEZ & THE DELTAS - TelephoneJESSICA HERNANDEZ & THE DELTAS - Telephone - Instant RecordsJESSICA HERNANDEZ & THE DELTAS - Telephone
The Detroit band made their Instant Records debut with 2013’s DEMONS and 2014's SECRET EVIL. Hernandez, a second generation Cuban and Mexican-American, felt it her duty to further explore her own Hispanic heritage on The Deltas' sophomore recording. Personal and provocative, Telephone / Telefono is a milestone achievement for the band known for their soundclash of Goth pop, Latin rock, psychedelic surf, punk cabaret, dirty dancehall, and Hernandez's vocal power.

Album is available on vinyl and in Spanish as part of a Double LP Set.



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KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD - Murder Of The Universe - ATO Records
A concept album to end all concepts, Murder Of The Universe is the new collection by head-bending psychedelicists King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Murder Of The Universe is a face-melting musical assault concerned with the downfall of man, the death of the planet.... the murder of the whole goddamn universe. A disorientating experience, the album hinges on three distinct chapters that rise from larval beds, and whose lyrics should be carved in stone, squeezed from moss, discovered in ancient runes. And all the while a passing cast of characters imbue the tale with both human and non-human emotions.

BONE THUGS - New Waves - Ent. One Music
Bone Thugs and harmony are one of the best-selling rap groups of all time. Their Grammy® nominated album “E 199 Eternal” has sold over 8 million copies and they have 5 platinum albums to their credit. They have sold over 20 million albums worldwide and are the only group to have recorded with Eazy E, 2 Pac, Notorious B.I.G and Big Pun while they were still alive. They’ve had 10 #1 Billboard R&B singles and MTV called them the most melodic hip hop group of all time. Their own label MO THUGZ Records was extremely successful launching platinum solo albums by Krayzie Bone and Bizzy Bone. Their most recent album “UNI5: The World’s Enemy” was released on Warner Bros/Reprise in 2010, debuting #14 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. Bone ThugsNew Waves” is the proper follow up to “UNI5: The World’s Enemy”. Featuring the recorded reunion of Bizzy and Krayzie Bone, the album also includes performances from all the member of Bone Thugs and harmony. The album features melodic classics that all the Bone Thugs and Harmony fans love. The first 2 singles are homeruns. “Coming Home” featuring Stephen Marley and “I Wish Heaven Had A Cellphone” featuring Tank.

THE DESLONDES - Hurry Home - New West Records
The Deslondes are a five-piece band from New Orleans. In the time between the release of their self-titled debut and new sophomore album, Hurry Home, The Deslondes have toured the world and drawn critical acclaim for their studied and inventive take on New Orleans country and R&B. Hurry Home represents a sonic shift from the country-folk of their debut to a sometimes-psychedelic, electrified gospel-soul sound, with a stronger emphasis on organ and electric guitar. The band split up songwriting and lead vocal duties among its five members, continuing its democratic ethos and musical versatility. The sound may continue to draw comparisons to the country-funkiness of The Band, but The Deslondes were equally inspired by the sound of early Sun Records, the punchy rock and roll of VU-era Velvet Underground and the experimental pop of Joe Meek. Perhaps most importantly, Hurry Home is the sound of a band that understands the history of American music, but is deftly finding their own contemporary approach.

MONKS - Hamburg Recordings 1967

MONKS - Hamburg Recordings 1967MONKS - Hamburg Recordings 1967 - Third Man Records
The Monks – a strange, rare group with a story that sounds like a drunk friend’s generous hyperbole. A group of American G.I.s stationed in Germany on the precipice of Western cultural revolution starts playing music loosely connected to the rock n’ roll craze, contrastingly incorporating a critical and often offensive avant-garde edge. Nothing was off limits — screeching vocals, dark aesthetics, staccato-strummed banjo, sardonic lyricism, critiques of the Vietnam War and full monk costuming down to the tonsure. When viewed on the whole, it seems like an art school student’s senior thesis on what the craze means and its future possibilities. Due in large part to original Polydor vinyl collectability and years in the word-of-mouth hype machine, their legend and cult status has steadily blossomed since their last shows in 1967. Fast forward to 2017, the crew at Third Man, already huge fans, are presented with an honest-to-God treasure trove of original Monks photos, newspaper clippings, business cards, letterhead, contracts, postcards and, yes, analog tapes, containing trailblazing, wild compositions completely unheard by public ears. “I’m Watching You” would have been recorded on February 28th, 1967 at the same sessions that would produce the Monks’ final single “Love Can Tame the Wild” b/w “He Went Down to the Sea.” The remaining four songs were recorded after hours in the Top Ten Club later that year, just prior to the break-up of the band. These songs have been unreleased for 50 years and are quite possibly the last music left to be heard by this legendary band.
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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Imagine Dragons - Evolve
DJ Khaled - Grateful
Joe Bonamassa - Live At Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening
Algiers - The Underside Of Power
311 - Mosaic
Dying Fetus - Wrong One To Fuck With
Municipal Waste - Slime And Punishment
Glenn Morrow's Cry For Help - Glenn Morrow's Cry For Help
Yonder Mountain String Band - Love. Ain't Love
Stokley - Introducing Stokley
Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory
Jaymes Young - Feel Something
CHIMNEY - Chimney [LP]
New Swears - And The Magic Of Horses
Rozwell Kid - Precious Art
Willie Nile - Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan
Guttermouth - The Whole Enchilada
Baby Driver (Music From Motion Picture)


& More .....

Prince - When Doves Cry [12in Vinyl]
Prince - Lets Go Crazy [12in Vinyl]
Prince - Purple Rain [12in Vinyl]
Prince - I Would Die 4 U [12in Vinyl]
Chris Robinson Brotherhood - If You Had A Heart To Break
The Melvins - What's Wrong With You? (Death)
TLC - American Gold
Juiceboxxx - Go To The Club Alone
Filthy Friends - The Arrival
The Killers - The Man
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl]






UPCOMING RELEASES

SOULWAX - From Deewee

SOULWAX - From DeeweeSOULWAX - From Deewee - PIAS AmericaSOULWAX - From Deewee
2017 studio album. After a period of extensive rehearsals and a level of planning to befit such a huge feat, From Deewee was recorded with the full touring band in one take at the Dewaele brother's DEEWEE Studio in Ghent, Belgium on February 7, 2017. PIAS. Look out for the Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black and White 2LP.



Video Available




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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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