New Release Round-Up 03-03-23
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.
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).
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]
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.
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.
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]
& More .....
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 , Peace At All Costs , and Sleeping Lions . However, their fifth full-length album, Gawdzillionaire [Mascot Label Group], trumpets their fighting spirit louder than ever before.
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.