Music Releases 06-07-19

Title Artist Price
Perry Farrell - Kind Heaven [LP] Kind Heaven [LP]

The new album from Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell, vinyl includes a digital download card of the Dolby ATMOS Mix of the album.


Perry Farrell $18.98   $15.98 Digital: $7.99
Silversun Pickups - Widow's Weeds [LP] Widow's Weeds [LP]

Widow's Weeds, produced by Butch Vig, is the fifth studio album from Silversun Pickups.


Silversun Pickups $24.98   $22.48 Digital: $9.99
Dylan LeBlanc - Renegade [LP] Renegade [LP]
Renegade, the new album from acclaimed musician Dylan LeBlanc was produced by Grammy award winning producer Dave Cobb (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton). The 10-song album was recorded at Cobb’s RCA Studio A in Nashville. LeBlanc shares, “I wanted to write the same type of songs that matched the atmosphere the band and I were bringing live. I started with ‘Renegade,’ which was fitting since I felt myself going in a new, more intense direction."
Dylan LeBlanc $21.98   $19.78 Digital: $9.99
Eagles Of Death Metal - EODM Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote [LP] EODM Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote [LP]

Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse “Boots Electric” Hughes is tipping his hat to 13 of his favorite songs with his first covers album, titled Eagles Of Death Metal Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote. Hughes recorded and produced electrifying renditions of 13 songs he loves, including covers of KISS, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, Love & Rockets, Ramones, Steve Miller Band, George Michael/Wham, Mary J. Blige, Queens of the Stone Age, The Distillers, David Bowie & more!


Eagles Of Death Metal $24.98   $22.48 Digital: $9.99
Jonas Brothers - Happiness Begins Happiness Begins

The preeminent male group of this century, Jonas Brothers opened the floodgates for a new era of titans in pop music. They earned three consecutive number one albums and sold out shows throughout three continents. Selling over 17 million-plus albums with over 1 billion streams worldwide, they've achieved dozens of platinum and gold certifications. The tremendous success of the band provided a launch pad for their storied solo careers who have kept loyal fans yearning for a reunion, until now.


Jonas Brothers $13.99   $11.99 Digital: $10.99
Avicii - Tim Tim

Avicii $19.99 Digital: $9.99
The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus [Limited Edition 3LP] The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus [Limited Edition 3LP]

Remastered hi-res audio. Includes newly discovered material and never before released performances. 3 180 gram LP set. First time on vinyl.

Recorded before a live audience in London in 1968, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus was originally conceived as a BBC-TV special. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, it centers on the original line up of The Rolling Stones -- Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman (with Nicky Hopkins and Rocky Dijon) -- who serve as both the show s hosts and featured attraction. For the first time in front of an audience, The World s Greatest Rock and Roll Band performs six Stones classics. The program also includes extraordinary performances by The Who, Jethro Tull, Taj Mahal, Marianne Faithfull, Yoko Ono, and The Dirty Mac. A supergroup before the term had even been coined, the band was comprised of Eric Clapton (lead guitar), Keith Richards (bass), Mitch Mitchell of The Jimi Hendrix Experience (drums) and John Lennon on guitar and vocals. Available for the first time on vinyl, The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus soundtrack has been expanded to 28 tracks, received a new mix and 192k 24 bit HD restoration. Bonus material included by the late concert pianist Julius Katchen, three additional songs by Taj Mahal and never before heard recordings of The Dirty Mac performing The Beatles classic, Revolution and the aptly titled track Warmup Jam.


The Rolling Stones $64.98   $58.48
Motionless In White - Disguise Disguise

Founded in 2005, Motionless In White have won over audiences worldwide with their aggressive music and arresting imagery. The band – currently comprising lead singer Chris Motionless, guitarists Ryan Sitkowski and Ricky Horror, keyboardist Josh Balz, bassist Devin “Ghost” Sola, and drummer Vinny Mauro – have proven a ferocious and inventive live act, earning an increasingly fervent fan following via countless headline shows, festival sets, and tours alongside such iconic acts as Slipknot, Lamb of God, and A Day To Remember among others.


Motionless In White $13.98   $11.98 Digital: $7.99
Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti (Music From The Motion Picture) Pavarotti (Music From The Motion Picture)

From the filmmaking team behind the highly-acclaimed documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years, PAVAROTTI is a riveting film that lifts the curtain on the icon who brought opera to the people. Academy Award winner Ron Howard puts audiences front row center for an exploration of The Voice...The Man...The Legend. Luciano Pavarotti gave his life to the music and a voice to the world. This cinematic event features history-making performances and intimate interviews, including never-before-seen footage and cutting-edge Dolby Atmos technology.

Also Available: Pavarotti - The Greatest Hits [3CD]


Luciano Pavarotti $13.95   $11.95 Digital: $11.49
Santana - Africa Speaks [2LP] Africa Speaks [2LP]

Africa Speaks is the new energy-infused, full-length album from Santana. It features the soulful vocals of Afro-Latin singer Buika and was produced by legendary producer Rick Rubin. Santana and his eight-piece band (featuring his wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, on drums), convened at Rubin’s Shangri La Studios in Malibu, and in a joyous and stimulating 10-day period they recorded an astonishing number of tracks, many of them in one take. Inspired by the melodies, sounds and rhythms of Africa, Santana has created a truly memorable and powerful experience that also promises to be one of his most groundbreaking albums yet.


Santana $25.98   $23.38 Digital: $9.99
Ida Mae - Chasing Lights [LP] Chasing Lights [LP]

Ida Mae's magic lies in the sensuous dovetailing of two voices and the intimacy of their songs. Their chemistry on stage isn t just a dramatic pose and is a truly captivating sight to behold. Hailing from Norwich and born out of Kill It Kid who established their credentials in the British Music indie Rock world, Chris and Stephanie present themselves as a sensual version of White Stripes meets Civil Wars meets XX. Singing together, the couple have an unusual which-is- which dynamic.


Ida Mae $18.98   $15.98 Digital: $9.99
Neil Young and the Stray Gators - Tuscaloosa (Live) [LP] Tuscaloosa (Live) [LP]

Tuscaloosa is an 11-track live album from Neil Young and The Stray Gators, recorded at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa on February 5th 1973.  The Stray Gators backed Neil occasionally in the ‘70’s and are Tim Drummond, Kenny Buttrey, Jack Nitzsche and Ben Keith. The album was produced by Neil Young and Elliot Mazer and mixed by John Hanlon. It is mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman from the original analogue tapes

Tuscaloosa features live versions of songs from Neil’s debut albums (track 1), plus classic songs from two of his biggest selling albums: After The Goldrush and Harvest. The album also features the title track from the live album Time Fades Away that would be released later in 1973, and songs from Neil’s classic album Tonight’s The Night that would not be released until 1975.


Neil Young and the Stray Gators $24.98   $22.48 Digital: $9.99
Peter Frampton Band - All Blues All Blues

All Blues, the forthcoming covers album from the Peter Frampton Band, is set for release on June 7 via UMe. The album is a collection of Frampton’s favorite blues classics and was recorded with his longtime touring band, made up of Adam Lester (guitar/vocals), Rob Arthur (keyboards/guitar/vocals) and Dan Wojciechowski (drums). All Blues was recorded at Frampton’s home studio in Nashville, Studio Phenix, and was co-produced by Chuck Ainlay and Peter Frampton.

Also Available: Frampton Comes Alive


Peter Frampton Band $13.95   $11.95 Digital: $9.99
Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti - The Greatest Hits [3CD] Pavarotti - The Greatest Hits [3CD]

This release coincides with release of Pavarotti:Genius is Forever, documentary directed by Ron Howard (also directed Beatles Eight Days A Week.) Documentary soundtrack also released via Decca/Verve. 3CD Greatest Hits for fans who want a deeper dive at a great price. 3 CD Greatest Hits features 6 never before released duets. James Brown ( It s A Man s, Man s, Man s World.) Lou Reed ( Perfect Day ) Barry White ( You re My First, My Last, My Everything ) Sting ( A New Dance Queen (Brian May & Roger Taylor) ( Too Much Love Will Kill You ) Zucherro, Andrea Bocelli ( Miserere )

Also Available: Pavarotti (Music From The Motion Picture)


Luciano Pavarotti $23.98   $21.58 Digital: $17.49
Slowness - Berths [LP] Berths [LP]

One of the great undiscovered (bands) in contemporary moody effects-driven rock... an absolute gorgeous beauty Big Takeover Magazine A sparkling, delightful and varied blend of shoegaze, indie and drone pop... a glorious waterfall of embracing melodies that are cleverly bedded in a sea of hazy, psychedelic and yearning champagne Clank For Breakfast A trip wrapped in a dense stereo wall of sound.. an indispensable treat for lovers of shoegaze and post punk deserving of praise The Blog That Celebrates Itself Schoolkids Records has announced they will release the new Slowness album, entitled 'Berths'The album was produced by Monte Vallier (Weekend, The Soft Moon, Wax Idols). Side A was engineered by Dave Voigt (Luna, John Cale, Yo La Tengo, Alex Chilton) at his Beyond Notes studio in Brooklyn. Side B was done with Vallier at Ruminator Audio in San Francisco. This release follows up their 2014 album 'How to Keep from Falling off a Mountain' and 2013 album'For Those Who Wish to See the Glass Half Full'.Slowness runs mostly mid-tempo, sometimes fast and occasionally slow. As for this new record, it is purposefully slow, sounding like a hybrid between classic Slowdive, early-Cure and mid-period Neil Young. Often labelled shoegaze or dream pop with elements of slowcore,psych rock and even Krautrock, this music is perhaps best referred to as drone-pop. Imagine Spacemen 3 teaming up with Murmur-era R.E.M. with female harmonies. This is a very personal record. Its taken a while to make for several reasons. When we started recording during the summer of 2014, we knew wanted a slower, heavier record to reflect the current American grain, says Geoffrey Scott. We tend to think everythings gone bad since the last election and sometimes forget that that election was 30 years in the making. So, we set out to capture that, but then the whole concept probably took a turn when Julie and I decided to end our 11-year relationship as a couple. So, the political became blurred with the personal,and the lyrics probably reflect that.The first single and video, 'Rose' will be released on April 3. The band will tour throughout the United States in the summer and fall of 2019.


Slowness $19.98   $16.98 Digital: $9.99
Yeasayer - Erotic Reruns [LP] Erotic Reruns [LP]

Yeasayer's latest LP is perhaps their greatest.Erotic Reruns captures what it's like to be alive in 2019 with wide-eyed clarity. The songs veer from the intensely personal and romantic to the fervently political-an eminently danceable record that challenges their audience and makes them think a bit more slowly to ponder issues so germane to our maddening, speed of light era of content consumption.


Yeasayer $18.99   $15.99
As Cities Burn - Scream Through The Walls [LP] Scream Through The Walls [LP]

As Cities Burn $20.98   $18.88 Digital: $9.99
The Boxmasters - Speck [LP] Speck [LP]

The Boxmasters is a 60s-influenced rock and roll band and the melodic songs on Speck are reminiscent of that era. The album was produced by Geoff Emerick (4X Grammy Award winner; engineer on Beatles albums, Revolver, Sergeant Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road; plus albums by Badfinger, The Zombies, America, and Paul McCartney). The band members are Speck is the 10th album for band members Teddy Andreadis (vocals, keys), J.D. Andrew (vocals, drums), and Bud Thornton (vocals, drums). The eleven songs on the album were written by the band. Sonically Speck touches on all of The Boxmaster s influences, including The Beatles, The Byrds and Big Star but there are new sonic touches as well; ukulele, cardboard boxes and the Beatle s famous tea towels on the drums trick pop up on songs throughout the album. Lyrically it deals with every thing from personal relationships to politics, and social issues . The theme being that we are all specks in this universe trying to navigate it , during trying times in the world we still have our own loves, desires , problems and dreams as individuals, says Bud. We're just little humans. No matter what our standing is in society . 1. I Wanna Go Where You Go 2. Anymore 3. Shut the Devil Up 4. Let the Bleeding Pray 5. Here She Comes 6. Day's Gone 7. Watchin' the Radio 8. Someday 9. Square 10. Speck 11. Somebody to Say


The Boxmasters $18.98   $15.98 Digital: $9.99
Rickie Lee Jones - Kicks [LP] Kicks [LP]

Kicks is an eclectic album of ten cover songs - from "Mack The Knife" written in 1928 for a German musical (known in the U.S. as The Threepenny Opera) that became a jazz standard, to "Bad Company" the eponymous theme song for the British rock band written in 1974. The arrangement and instrumentation, by producer Michael Napolitano (Ani DiFranco), provides a fresh and modern sonic infusion on every song. Rickie Lee Jones skyrocketed to fame in 1979 when as a barely known artist she appeared on Saturday Night Live. Performing her biggest hit Chuck E s In Love in her trademark red beret, Time Magazine instantly dubbed her the Duchess of Coolsville. Since then she has gone on to win two Grammy Awards, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone twice, and included in VH1 s 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll.


Rickie Lee Jones $19.98   $16.98 Digital: $9.99
Miles Davis - The Complete Birth Of The Cool [2 LP] The Complete Birth Of The Cool [2 LP]

In honor of the 70th anniversary of its original singles in 1949, The Complete Birth of the Cool by Miles Davis is being released on 2LP. The record features Miles Davis’ classic Birth of the Cool as well as a second LP of live material from 1948, previously unreleased on vinyl. The package features a wrapped gatefold jacket with laminated coating, as well as a brand new retrospective essay by Ashley Kahn, the author of Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece. Legendary Jazz saxophonist Gerry Mulligan and Jazz historian Phil Schaap provide liner notes on the project, which were originally published in 1998. The first LP is mastered from analog tape of the original singles for the first time since the original Birth of the Cool release in 1957.


Miles Davis $35.98   $32.38 Digital: $13.99
Plaid - Polymer [2LP] Polymer [2LP]

Forging ever bolder and emotive paths through electronic music, Plaid are set to release their 10th studio album Polymer on June 7th via Warp Records. The albums 13 tracks cover energetic bangers, bright melodic visceral rhythms and hypnotic wombic textures to create perhaps their most cohesive, direct album to date.The innovative duo Ed Handley and Andy Turner have been expanding the realm of electronic music as Plaid since they diverged from trio The Black Dog in the early 90s. In 2019, Plaid stand alongside the likes of Aphex Twin, Autechre and Nightmares on Wax as mainstays of the Warp label as it reaches its 30th anniversary, celebrating achievements in music like few others. Their adventurous and playful approach has taken them to working with Bjork and drawing comparisons to fellow collaborators Mark Bell, Arca, Haxan Cloak and more recent Releases by Skee Mask and Daniel Avery. Theyve worked with the London Sinfonietta, the Southbank Gamelan Players, composed for Felixs Machines robotic sculptures, and soundtracked events as diverse as reindeer migration in northern Europe to a level in popular platformer Little Big Planet 3. In a live capacity their show straddles both a contemporary and club capacity, able to pack venues from Sydney Opera House and Southbank to Bloc and Berghain.


Plaid $28.98   $26.08
Plague Vendor - By Night [LP] By Night [LP]

Plague Vendor are a fierce live band and the foursome have spent the last five years playing endless live shows. A fearless our-way-is-the-hard-way work ethic and famously physical live shows won the band a ferocious fan base. At the heart of every show is the frenetic performances by front man Brandon Blaine, guitarist Jay Rogers, bassist Michael Perez, drummer Luke Perine. That combined with the musicians’ energy and spirit, the band evokes a foreboding, and very rock ‘n’ roll presence. Plague Vendor are ready to release their third album, entitled By Night, a record that captures feelings of ruin and regeneration, of charisma and catastrophe and of slashing at the night with nothing but pure electricity. Where 2016’s BLOODSWEAT ended with a to-be-continued moment and Blaine shouting “Romance!” into the silence, By Night ends with a second of feedback and noise. It’s a perfectly spent finish to an adrenaline rush of a record that asks, “What just happened?” The band spent eleven days locked in at Hollywood’s legendary EastWest Studios (Brian Wilson, Ozzy Osbourne, Iggy Pop) with St Vincent producer John Congleton, with all visitors banned and all distraction eliminated. When they met Congleton they connected intensely and instantly, more like co-conspirators than colleagues. With Congleton’s precision production, they found their own way between the powerful-but-too-polished sound of right now and the engaging-but-aging reinterpretations of classic punk/rock albums of the 60s and 70s. The album is called By Night, because as Blaine says: “Nothing cool happens during the day.”


Plague Vendor $19.98   $16.98 Digital: $9.99
Keith Urban - Greatest Hits - 19 Kids [2 LP] Greatest Hits - 19 Kids [2 LP]

Keith Urban $24.98   $22.48
AURORA - A Different Kind Of Human (Step II) [Blue LP] A Different Kind Of Human (Step II) [Blue LP]

A Different Kind of Human is Aurora's third album, and one that forms the second part of last year's surprise release, the critically acclaimed Infections of A Different Kind. A more experimental album than it's predecessors, it is a record that finds Aurora focusing on the ecological crisis and the consequences of the rampant individualism so prevalent in society. It is another hugely impressive, conceptual leap forward from the young artist and one that firmly consolidates Aurora as a creative force to be reckoned with!! The album features singles "Animal" and "The Seed".


AURORA $21.98   $19.78 Digital: $10.99
Richard Hawley - Further [LP] Further [LP]

Richard Hawley $18.98   $15.98 Digital: $9.99
Savoy Brown - City Night [2LP] City Night [2LP]

VINYL 2 LP Set 180 Gram Over 50 years of rocking the blues, Savoy Brown, with leader and founder Kim Simmonds a the helm, return with City Night, their 40th album release. On the back of a number one Billboard blues hit in 2017, expectations are high for this new band offering. The album features Kim Simmonds on vocals and searing lead guitar and he is complemented with the most consistent lineup in the bands history, going strong for more than 10 years now. City Night is comprised of 12 high energy blues rock songs to surely please the worldwide fan base. "Walking On Hot Stones", "Payback Time" and "Don't Hang Me Out To Dry" will catch the attention of radio DJ's looking for the fresh new sound the Savoy Brown brings to roots music.


Savoy Brown $26.98   $24.28 Digital: $9.99
Hollis Brown - Ozone Park [LP] Ozone Park [LP]

On June 7, 2019, hard working rock 'n roll band Hollis Brown from Queens, NY, will release their new album 'Ozone Park' on Mascot Label Group/Cool Green Recordings. Formed by singer/guitarist Mike Montali and lead guitarist Jonathan Bonilla, the band has been together 10 years, during which it’s released an EP and two albums, along with a Record Store Day tribute to the Velvet Underground’s ‘LOADED’ album. Hollis Brown is a group that lives up to the blue-collar legacy of their hometown. But, as evidenced on their new album 'Ozone Park’, there’s also a great deal of sophistication in the mix with rich melodicism and advanced harmonics that allows Hollis Brown to blend a wealth of influences into their own distinctive sound. “I think with this record we wanted to make a statement,” explains Montali. “Rock music can still be done in a modern way that is still as good as some of those acts from the past.”


Hollis Brown $21.98   $19.78 Digital: $9.99
Froth - Duress [LP] Duress [LP]

Duress is the fourth album from LAs psychedelic rockers Froth and their second for Wichita. Named for cult movie actor Buddy Duress the project unfolds as a beautiful journey, with the notable addition of more electronics and beats than on previous albums. The band toured with Interpol and Ride on their last release and already have a host of global touring booked for 2019. Put on the headphones, dive in and get lost in Duress! First vinyl pressing comes in a screen-printed heavyweight PVC outer sleeve and is limited to 1500 copies worldwide.


Froth $25.98   $23.38 Digital: $9.99
Pixx - Small Mercies [LP] Small Mercies [LP]

Hannah Rodgers returns with a new Pixx album, Small Mercies, on June 7 on 4AD. Although love lives at the heart of the BRIT School graduate’s second album, it has little to do with romance. Small Mercies is absolutely not a heartbreak record, nor is it a celebration of new love, or sisterly call-to-arms or vengeful catharsis. Instead, it is a series of poetic examinations of love across the experiential spectrum, from the micro (self-love) to the macro (devotional faith-inspired love, love for this planet), set to a soundtrack that mixes electronic pop and grungy guitar rock with aplomb. Small Mercies follows the 23 year-old’s debut album, The Age Of Anxiety (2017) – an unsettling synth-pop record fuelled by Pixx’s own debilitating experience of angst – and 2015’s forlorn and folk-edged Fall In EP. Co-produced by Simon Byrt (who worked on both her EP and debut album) and Dan Carey, it sees Pixx assuming different personas to examine the damage done by religion, gender-based power hierarchies and stereotypes, the tipping point of Earth’s destruction and love.


Pixx $22.98   $20.68
Peter Perrett - Humanworld [LP] Humanworld [LP]

One of the recent past’s most unexpected come-back stories, Peter Perrett – former frontman of The Only Ones - resurfaced in 2017 with How The West Was Won, an album that saw him chart in the UK. In this new chapter, Peter continues to dissect romance and politics with his trademark sense of sardonic wit and wry humor, if not with more vigor and a palpable sense of immediacy, on Humanworld, his second album for Domino.


Peter Perrett $21.98   $19.78
Picapica - Together & Apart [LP] Together & Apart [LP]

Rough Trade Records joyfully introduces Together and Apart, the debut album from gorgeous acoustic outfit PicaPica. PicaPica features the vocal interplay of Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates, dual front women who create powerful harmonies atop layers of texture created by Adam Beattie, “Scotland’s king of soft-spoken chanson” and MOBO/Mercury nominated producer Sonny Johns, a tiding of magpis picking shiny moments of tone and timbre from 60s west coast, sunshine pop, and indie folk. PicaPica are not consigned to one style or genre, and any preconceptions we may have towards semi-acoustic pop-folk is discarded as we hear their voices overlap in a modern, atonal way, the track having been influenced by both Brian Eno and Meredith Monk whilst mimicking the tradition of Nordic a cappella choral music. It manages to sound both like the ancient echoes of a distant past, with the eerie, futuristic reverberations of a modular synthesizer. Together And Apart is about health and heartache, spring and shade, love and loss and life, and PicaPica are able to balance life’s joys and sorrows beautifully, effortlessly and in continuous harmony, viewing life’s coloured photographs as imagined through their silvery negatives. RIYL: Gillian Welch, First Aid Kit, Free Design, Laura Gibson, The Association, Mamas & Papas


Picapica $22.98   $20.68
Michael Reid Perry - Junk EP Junk EP

Michael Reid Perry $4.99 Digital: $4.99
Motanka - Motanka [2LP] Motanka [2LP]

The previously unknown band called MOTANKA managed to completely stun and thrill a huge audience at 2018`s edition of the Wacken Open Air Metal Battle: The Ukrainian newcomers, using traditional Ukrainian instruments, deliver a wholly unique mix of metal and folk, with elements of modern electronica. The four-piece has managed to capture the trance-like magic of their live shows on their self-titled debut – what the band refers to as "Mystic Metal" leaves each and every stereotype behind and hypnotizes with heavy ethno soundscapes.


Motanka $23.98   $21.58 Digital: $9.99
Chon - Chon Chon

This is CHON's first release since 2017 - CHON will be performing at Coachella and other festivals this summer. They will tour this fall in support of the new album. - For Fans of: Animals As Leaders, Polyphia, Plini


Chon $11.98   $10.98 Digital: $9.99
Enthroned - Cold Black Suns [LP] Cold Black Suns [LP]

Enthroned $23.98   $21.58 Digital: $8.99
Pelican - Nighttime Stories [2LP] Nighttime Stories [2LP]

Pelican $25.98   $23.38
Tommy James - Alive Alive

FIRST RELEASE IN 10 YEARS!!

Here are Tommy's comments...

Alive started out as an acoustic album, but...little by little...I realized that there was no way I could interpret the songs acoustically so I gave into electricity!

It was a very long time in the making. Some songs go back 30 or 40 years and some are brand new, and there are lots of different kinds of songs. If there's one big theme it's that there's absolutely no theme.

I wasn't listening to the radio or what was going on around me musically; I just recorded songs that I had wanted to do for a long time or now.

For instance, there's a ballad version of ''I Think We're Alone Now'' that's very different than the original one. I'd also been thinking about a remake of ''Draggin' The Line'' for a long time and felt that a street or rap version might be perfect.

So I got a hold of T.O.N.E.-z, who is a great friend and an amazing talent, to lay down a rap on ''Draggin' The Line.'' Then, I called in another great friend Stevie Van Zandt to record a guitar solo.

The Rolling Stone's ''The Last Time'' had been rattling around in my head for awhile so I did a very different version of it. T.O.N.E.-z contributed to that one, too.

For the remake of ''I'm Alive,'' a song I originally recorded for my Crimson and Clover album, I asked my good buddy from the Rascals, Gene Cornish, to do some guitar parts for it.

Jonathn Ashe, who played bass on ''Mony Mony'' and has been a Shondell for years, was a constant presence as a co-writer and player. He really played a key part in the process.

And my good buddy Jimmy ''The Wiz'' Wisner was my co-producer until he passed away.

Alive has really been a labor of love: a personal statement of where I am today.

Tommy James


Tommy James $16.99   $13.99 Digital: $9.99
Stef Chura - Midnight [LP] Midnight [LP]

“For most people who create art I would assume there is some kind of deep unanswerable hole in your soul as to why you're making it…” So says Stef Chura ahead of the release of Midnight, her gritty, vehement new album - recorded and produced by Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest -and her first new collection of songs for the Saddle Creek label. Illuminating that search for answers with a fevered sense of exploration, Midnight is a bold leap forward from Messes, Stef’s contagious debut album, with every aspect of her new work finding bold ways to express itself as it rips through twelve restless and relentless new tracks. A couple of years on from the release of Messes, Stef is still based in Detroit, that most singular city which has seen it all, from the no-mans-land of its initial collapse through to the resurgent place it is now. Stef found inspiration from the people she surrounded with herself with, more so than the place itself. It’s no surprise that Midnight is testament to those kind of characteristics; a rugged and robust burst of defiance. “I’m usually dealing with the context of what I can’t say or haven’t said,” Stef says. Which is to say that if its predecessor was a raw, somewhat unadorned document of Stef’s work, then Midnight is the muscular, swaggering evolution. “This album has a depth to it and a particular sound because of Will,” Stef states regarding Toledo’s input, whose spiky nuances can be found across the length and breadth of Midnight, the record presenting an exhilarating rush of sound and colour as Stef’s spirited vocal finds and signature guitar sounds unravel alongside in a thrilling meeting of ideas and influences; dispelling demons, song by song. Where Stef’s voice was previously a somewhat ambiguous character, somewhat buried within her songs, here it is the striking opposite, an assured voice that drives the whole thing forwards. “I think a lot of Messes was lyrically unintelligible which was somewhat of a bummer to me. I had no self awareness that I was singing like that,” Stef says. “With this album I wanted it to be clearer and more listenable, in a number of ways,” Stef says. Proof of this outlook can be found on the edgy lead track ‘Method Man’, a boisterous three-minutes that melds jagged, skewed guitars with a distinctive voice that has a new-found sense of confidence, whether spitting spoken-word mantras during the exhilarating percussive coda or simply letting loose amid the squalling bluster of guitars. You can find it elsewhere too, in fact it runs right through the heart of Midnight’s twelve tracks. Take the sweeping brilliance of ‘Jumpin’ Jack’, a somewhat more refined three-minutes that bursts into a thrilling finale, or ‘Sincerely Yours’, a brooding four-minutes initially gives deserved space to Stef’s voice and words more than ever before, before bursting into life with with a pent-up energy that positively roars from within. “I used to only find peace in complete disorder, because order seemed completely not possible for me- hence my last album being called Messes,” Stef confesses. “Even though some of these songs came from a similar time period, I’ve grown and changed a lot over the last two years, and what I’ve processed over the last couple of years is the change that is in expressed in these songs.” Equal parts thrilling and angsty, Midnight is a testament to the collaborative process, a record that makes the very most of those who came together to make it, but more than that, it’s a firm statement of tenacity and perseverance, of not resting on your laurels but leaping forwards no matter the situation you find yourself in. From out of one day and into the next.


Stef Chura $19.98   $16.98
Charlie Cunningham - Permanent Way [LP] Permanent Way [LP]

Charlie Cunningham $19.98   $16.98 Digital: $9.99
Combichrist - One Fire [Limited Picture Disc / Orange 2LP] One Fire [Limited Picture Disc / Orange 2LP]

Limited edition picture disc/orange vinyl with download card.


Combichrist $34.98   $31.48
Webster Station - Webster Station EP [Vinyl] Webster Station EP [Vinyl]

Webster Station (Boogie Funk & Disco from Dayton, Ohio) was a demo session recorded for Warner Bros. In 1979. The demo was rejected for not being 'mainstream' enough for their label and the tape remained in an A&R office and dusty garage for over 30 years. Family Groove Records has faithfully restored the original 1/4" demo reel tape.


Webster Station $15.98   $13.98
Ron Carter & Danny Simmons - The Brown Beatnik Tomes - Live at BRIC House The Brown Beatnik Tomes - Live at BRIC House

A unique and powerful collaboration between the artist and poet Danny Simmons and legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter. This live recording from BRIC House in Brooklyn captured Simmons reading poetry from his collection of prose The Brown Beatnik Tomes with projections of his own striking Abstract Expressionist paintings providing the stage backdrop while Carter performed solo accompaniment along with instrumental interludes from his fleet trio.


Ron Carter & Danny Simmons $13.95   $11.95
Cave In - Final Transmission [LP] Final Transmission [LP]

Originally intended as demos, Final Transmission marks the first Cave In album in eight years and the bands last with Caleb, who performs on all of the songs. Caleb's voicemusical and physicalare everywhere on Final Transmission. The opening title track is a voice memo of a song idea he sent to his bandmates the last time they saw each other. All proceeds from Final Transmission will be given to Caleb's wife and children.


Cave In $25.98   $23.38 Digital: $9.99
Loamlands - Lez Dance Lez Dance

Loamlands' sophomore studio release, Lez Dance, is hook and story driven, stripped down to explore a new kind of vulnerability. Loamlands is a distorted country music outfit that places queer storytelling at the forefront of their music. They intimately grapple with identity and by playing with genre and history, twisting tales by tweaking pronouns falling in love with records, not people.


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Jamie Cullum - The Age Of Anxiety - Single The Age Of Anxiety - Single

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Tanya Tucker - The Wheels Of Laredo - Single The Wheels Of Laredo - Single

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Abbath - Outstrider - Single Outstrider - Single

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