Monthly Archive: October 2015

October Releases

NEW RELEASES
for October 23, 2015:

Carrie Underwood: Storyteller

Carrie Underwood: Storyteller

the fifth album from the country/pop music superstar. Storyteller includes the hit single ‘Smoke Break’. Carrie Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film. A seven-time Grammy Award winner, she has amassed nearly 100 major honors, sold more than 56 million records worldwide, and recorded 21 #1 singles, 11 of which she co-wrote.


 

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

Andrea Bocelli: Cinema

International superstar Andrea Bocelli returns with his eagerly awaited 2015 album Cinema. Cinema celebrates the greatest movie songs of all time and reunites a team of musical legends including David Foster, Humberto Gatica and Tony Renis who worked together on the trailblazing success of Bocelli’s Amore. Cinema marks Bocelli’s first new studio recording in two years.


 

The Peanuts Movie Soundtrack

The Peanuts Movie Soundtrack

Original soundtrack to the 2015 animated motion picture. The soundtrack was created with the help of movie director Steve Martino. Features new recordings of Vince Guaraldi classics “Linus And Lucy” and “Skating” as well as original music from Christophe Beck who brought us Frozen. Also features Meghan Trainor performing “Better When I’m Dancin'”.


 

Harry Connick, Jr.: That Would Be Me

Harry Connick, Jr.:
That Would Be Me

For the first time in his career, Connick took a step outside his musical comfort zone to work in the studio with two “external” producers on this album – the acclaimed Eg White (Sam Smith, Adele, Florence And The Machine) and Butch Walker (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Pink, Weezer). That Would Be Me was recorded in London with White and Nashville with Walker. The result is a carefully crafted record full of surprises and stirring musical conjurations, delivering 11 new songs and new insights into his artistry. That Would Be Me includes infectious gems like the White-produced “(I Like It When You) Smile,” which includes an impromptu-hand clap and Connick serving up a one-of-a-kind-scat-rap-of-a-vocal that heats up mid-song and never let’s down. Walker-helmed songs include the percolating “(I Think I) Love U A Little Bit,” the sultry/funky “Songwriter” and the catchy first single “(I Do) Like We Do.”


 

Rod Stewart: Another Country

Rod Stewart: Another Country

the 29th studio album by the legendary British singer/songwriter. Another Country was produced by Stewart and Kevin Savigar. Stewart stated that “Batman Superman Spiderman” was written about bedtime stories that he would tell his youngest son, Aiden Patrick Stewart, based around the three fictional superheroes. The album’s title track, “Another Country” was inspired by Stewart’s respect for the armed forces – a respect influenced by his birth occurring shortly before the end of the Second World War – and consequent musing on life in the armed forces, particularly regarding the emotions generated by being apart from loved ones. Recording sessions for the album took place at Stewart’s home, and were produced with Pro Tools.


 

T.I.: Da' Nic

T.I.: Da’ Nic

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, T.I. is an artist that needs no introduction. After many successful years representing his hometown on a global stage, T.I. returns to his roots, and his previous name of TIP to signify his return to making music for the trap on T.I. EP. T.I. is a critically acclaimed musician with multiple Grammy, Billboard, ASCAP, BET, MTV awards, as well as multiple platinum and gold albums under his belt. Complete with features from Young Thug and Young Dro, Da’ Nic is sure to keep the streets lit while they wait for T.I.’s next full length album.


 

Joanna Newsom: Divers

Joanna Newsom: Divers

2015 release from the harpist, keyboardist, singer and songwriter. Divers is Newsom’s first album since 2010. Good heavens – five years go by – what can one do? Dive, listener, knowing that your next hour will be filled with diversions aplenty: a wheeling circuit of sci-fi sea-shanties and cavalier ballads, narrated from parts unknown; a family of polysemic song-sets; a paranomasaic Liederkreis of harmonic sympathies and knotted hierarchies; a fanfare of brazen puns and martial lullabies, blazing in sorrow and horseplay and love, in turns symphonic and spare, joined by Mellotrons and Marxophones and Moogs, clavichords and celestas and of course the harp, thrumming its threnodies of circadian invasions and avian irruptions and strange loops of Shepard-toned resonant-frequencies and something called goddamned Simulacreage. The music of Divers is a wonder of considered arrangements a taut line, threaded with the pearls of passed and passing times…a round, a chant, an incantation…a ray of light diverted eleven ways, into eleven songs that striate, in chromatic collusion, their simultaneous arc…a span that takes in lifetimes, but is immaculately sequenced for telescoped brevity. The music speeds with dissociative dread over montaged cityscapes; it hoofs with delight among the collaged quotations and sepia-toned codices of Popular Song; it ambles its carefree citational course through the public domain and down into the dustier corners of municipal parks, to lionize infamous airmen and anonymous Dutch Masters, to mourn pearl divers and Poorwills, and to elegize the ineluctable tragedy of relativity a tragedy of parochial time, anecdotal time, dubious time.


 

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers: Angels & Ghosts

Dave Gahan & Soulsavers:
Angels & Ghosts

2015 release from multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-nominated recording artist Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), along with musical partner Soulsavers. Entitled Angels & Ghosts, this is the collaborators’ second album, following their critically-acclaimed 2012 release The Light the Dead See. The album boasts nine original tracks, all written by Dave Gahan and Soulsavers. An evolution from their first album, Angels & Ghosts proves to be a markedly stronger and more hard-hitting body of work. Listeners can expect to be led through an aural mix of dark, brooding sounds, elements inspired by gospel and blues, and the stark beauty that has become a signature of Dave and Soulsavers’ works. Dave Gahan’s emotionally powerful voice has never sounded better, and drives the album forward over a landscape of meticulously crafted instrumentation.


 

Elvis Costello: Unfaithful Music

Elvis Costello: Unfaithful Music

two CD collection. Unfaithful Music & Soundtrack Album is a compilation underscoring Elvis Costello’s memoir Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, compiled and sequenced by Costello himself to offer the deepest emotional connection of the themes and stories of his book. This 38-track set contains a selection of hits and Costello’s favorite songs, including two previously-unreleased titles; ‘April 5th’ – written and recorded with Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson and John Leventhal – and one of Costello’s earliest solo recordings, ‘I Can t Turn It Off’ from 1975.


 

Walter Trout: Battle Scars

Walter Trout: Battle Scars

With bristling energy, unflagging virtuosity and lyrics that cut to the core of human hope and willpower, Walter Trout’s album, Battle Scars, chronicles his horrific battle with liver failure. But the 12-song set captures the international guitar hero, on a new high – playing and singing at the peak of his abilities, infusing even his darkest numbers with creative joy that sweeps like a beacon. Battle Scars is Trout’s 18th album released by the Netherlands-based Provogue label and his 42nd overall, counting his pre-solo-career recordings as a member of the historic groups: Canned Heat and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.


 

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers: Method to my Madness

Tommy Castro & the Painkillers:
Method to my Madness

Method To My Madness finds Tommy Castro And The Painkillers at their very best. It is instantly a career-defining highlight in a lifetime full of them. From the opening one-two punch of everyman anthems Common Ground and Shine A Light to the full-tilt energy of the title track to the searing, deep soul ballad Died And Gone To Heaven, Tommy and the band are firing on all cylinders. From the bayou rock of “Got A Lot” and the atmospheric, autobiographical “Ride” to the reinvented version of the Clarence Carter hit “I’m Qualified” and the emotional cover of B.B. King’s “Bad Luck”, Tommy Castro And The Painkillers continue to break new ground while simultaneously having an incredible amount of fun.


 

Shawn Mullins: My Stupid Heart

Shawn Mullins:
My Stupid Heart

Forging influences from folk and punk to jazz and Broadway musicals with pop-leaning melodic sensibilities, Shawn Mullins crafts memorable, affecting tunes that cross many genres on his all new album, My Stupid Heart. Throughout the record, the Grammy nominated, platinum selling artist, deftly balances songs of suffering – from the title tune and “Go and Fall,” to the powerful, yet subtle social commentary of “Ferguson” – with songs such as “Roll on By,” which strikes an upbeat note of hope.


 

Laurie Anderson: Heart of a Dog

Laurie Anderson: Heart of a Dog

Original soundtrack to the 2015 film. Laurie Anderson was recently commissioned by the European TV network Arte to create a feature film-her first in 30 years. Her response was a personal essay entitled Heart of a Dog, a work encompassing joy and heartbreak and remembering and forgetting, at the heart of which is a lament for her late beloved dog Lolabelle. The Nonesuch album is the full audio recording of the film, including all music and spoken text. Heart of a Dog has been shown at the Telluride, Venice, and Toronto Film Festivals to critical praise, with the New York Times calling it a “philosophically astute, emotionally charged meditation on death, love, art and dogs.”


 

NEW RELEASES
for October 16, 2015:

 

Josh Ritter: Sermon on the Rocks

Josh Ritter: Sermon on the Rocks

2015 release from the Americana singer, songwriter, guitarist and author. Produced by Ritter and Trina Shoemaker (Queens of the Stone Age, Emmylou Harris), Sermon On the Rocks was recorded in two weeks at The Parlor Recording Studio in New Orleans. It is Josh’s most confident, freewheeling record to date. “I wanted to make something grand. I wanted it to swing hard. I wanted to peek through deaths keyhole. I wanted my monster to run.” -Josh Ritter. Over the course of his acclaimed career, Ritter has released seven full-length albums, including his most recent, 2013’s The Beast In It’s Tracks, which debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on the Top Rock Albums chart.


 

Coheed and Cambria: Color Before the Sun

Coheed and Cambria:
Color Before the Sun

the eighth studio album by alternative rock band Coheed and Cambria. Following the conceptual double album, The Afterman: Ascension and Descension, released in 2012 and 2013 respectively, The Color Before the Sun is the first non-conceptual album the band has released, making it the only Coheed and Cambria album to not be a part of The Amory Wars storyline. The band released a live acoustic version of “Atlas” in August 2014. Includes the first single “You Got Spirit, Kid”, released in July 2015. Coheed and Cambria, from Nyack, New York, formed in 1995. The group’s music incorporates aspects of progressive rock, pop, heavy metal, and post-hardcore.


 

The Winding Stream

The Winding Stream

The soundtrack to the award-winning documentary about the family at the heart of country music. There is a stream that courses through American roots music. It’s source is in the Appalachian foothills in a place called Maces Spring, Virginia. It was there that A.P. Carter, his wife Sara and his sister-in-law Maybelle began their careers as three of the earliest stars of country music. From their earliest days as Victor recording artists to their international success via the phenomenon of Border Radio, the Original Carter Family made their mark on the history of American recorded music. Beth Harrington’s documentary about this saga has played festivals and won awards and accolades across the globe. Omnivore Recordings, in conjunction with Harrington, is proud to present the soundtrack to this very important film: The Winding Stream-The Carters, The Cashes And The Course Of Country Music. With original tracks from the iconic Original Carter Family, through performances by legends George Jones and Johnny Cash, and into the present with John Prine and Rosanne Cash, The Winding Stream sends listeners on an audio journey through the history of the music we now know as “country,” how it came to be, and how it endures today. With liner notes from Harrington, pictures from the John Carter Cash archives, and mastering/restoration from multiple Grammy® winner Michael Graves (whose most recent win was for his work on Omnivore’s Hank Williams The Garden Spot Programs, 1950), this CD and Digital release is a must for those who know, who love and who want to learn more about this truly American musical genre, it’s origins and it’s legacy. Take a ride back to the future on The Winding Stream.


 

Taj Mahal & the Hula Blues Band: LIVE From Kauai

Taj Mahal & the Hula Blues Band:
LIVE From Kauai

two CD live release from the two-time Grammy winning folk/blues artist. February 6, 2015, Kauai, Hawaii: Under a 6000 sq. Ft. pavilion, Taj Mahal assembled a score of musicians next to lapping waves of the Pacific. Some were friends from the Hula Blues Band, others, jazz legends who, like himself, are at the top of their game. Two sold-out concerts packed with ecstatic audiences who swayed, danced and rocked out with that sweet, powerful aloha spirit brought yet another wonder. The acoustics of the open tent pitched there next to the ocean, created an extraordinary sound quality. The recordings were terrific! Two CDs are necessary to share the harmony of those events. So what will you hear? Taj’s powerful voice, old-school country blues with R&B, reggae, calypso, jazz riffs on vibes, steel and flute, rockin’ 12 strings and ukulele, four-part voice harmony, all Hawaiian laced.


 

NEW RELEASES
for October 9, 2015:

 

Joe Louis Walker: Everybody Wants a Piece

Joe Louis Walker:
Everybody Wants a Piece

A Blues Hall of Fame inductee and four-time Blues Music Award winner, Joe Lewis Walker celebrates a career that exceeds a half a century. His new album cements his legacy as a prolific torchbearer for the blues. His time out – Joe has brought on Paul Nelson to produce his album which was recorded at his famed Chop Shop studio on the east coast. Nelson is a Grammy winning guitarist/producer who was rock/blues legend Johnny Winter’s guitarist, and who also appears as guest guitarist on two tracks on Everybody Wants A Piece. A true powerhouse guitar virtuoso, unique singer and prolific songwriter, he has toured extensively throughout his career, performed at the world’s most renowned music festivals, and earned a legion of dedicated fans.


 

Jake Shimabukuro: Travels

Jake Shimabukuro: Travels

Jake’s career skyrocketed when his cover of While My Guitar Gently Weeps went viral on YouTube with more than 13 million views. In the years since the YouTube clip aired, Jake has released 10 domestic albums and collaborated with an array of artists that include Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffett, Bette Midler, Jack Johnson, Ziggy Marley, Michael McDonald, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, and Tommy Emmanuel. He s played at Bonnaroo, SXSW, the Playboy Jazz Festival, Fuji Rock Festival, the influential TED conference and along the way has earned comparisons to musical innovators such as Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis.


 

Alison Brown: The Song of the Banjo

Alison Brown: The Song of the Banjo

2015 album from the acclaimed Grammy-winning musician/composer/producer/entrepreneur. With The Song of the Banjo, her first album since 2009, Alison Brown plants another flag in her journey of musical exploration. As one of today’s finest progressive 5-string banjo players, the 2015 IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award/2014 United States Artist Fellowship recipient and Compass Records co-founder mixes seven masterful originals with six surprising covers of pop and rock classics from the ’70s and ’80s, boldly going where no banjo album has gone before. For their mission, Brown and her co-producer, husband, label co-founder and bassist Garry West have assembled an equally unconventional all-star ensemble, including Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, Keb’ Mo’, Colin Hay, uke master Jake Shimabukuro, legendary studio drummer Steve Gadd, fiddler Stuart Duncan, Irish phenom guitarist John Doyle, bassist Todd Phillips, guitarist Jim Oblon, Dobro player Rob Ickes and pianists Will Barrow, Joe Davidian and John Jarvis. Combining stunning virtuosity and unerring taste, Brown, with her signature model Prucha banjo creates a roots rainbow of folk, jazz, pop, Celtic, classical, Latin and Americana. Dynamic, introspective and even romantic, The Song of the Banjo is an album for people who didn’t know they liked the banjo. For banjo lovers, Alison Brown’s 2015 CD rekindles that affair.


 

The Decemberists: florasongs

The Decemberists: florasongs

EP from the alt-rock/indie favorites. Florasongs is a collection of rare and unreleased tracks from the sessions that produced their acclaimed seventh studio album, What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World, which came out in January, 2015. The group’s songs range from upbeat pop to instrumentally lush ballads, and often employ instruments like the accordion, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer organ, and upright bass. In its lyrics, the band eschews the introspection common to modern rock, instead favoring a storytelling approach, as evidenced in many songs in their catalog. Since their formation in 2000, they’ve become one of the most respected American bands of the millennium alongside other critical darlings like Arcade Fire.


 

Tori Amos: The Light Princess

Tori Amos: The Light Princess

two CD set that contains a 32 page booklet with synopsis and complete lyrics. Exclusive bonus tracks sung by Tori featured on this recording! This recording shines a light on Tori Amos’ distinctive and powerful songwriting, performed by The Light Princess stellar London cast and recorded entirely as a studio album. With music and lyrics by Tori Amos and book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson and suggested by a story by George MacDonald, Amos weaves her delicately crafted music throughout the narrative, with Adamson poignantly telling the story of a young woman facing her fears. Amos and Adamson take this fairytale about grief, rebellion and love and create a one-of-a-kind musical that has been embraced by audiences and critics alike. The role of Althea, the light princess, is sung by Rosalie Craig. The New York Times raved, In its leading lady, Rosalie Craig, a star is born. Craig received an Evening Standard Award and a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her moving performance. She can be heard on the cast album alongside the rest of the original cast including Nick Hendrix, Amy Booth-Steel, Kane Oliver Parry, Hal Fowler and Clive Rowe, among others. The album is produced by Amos and features Martin Lowe conducting with orchestrations by long time Amos contributor John Philip Shenale, as well as vocal arrangements and additional orchestrations by Amos and Lowe.


 

Duncan Sheik: Legerdemain

Duncan Sheik: Legerdemain

from the award-winning singer/songwriter. Recorded at Sheik’s very own Sneaky Studios in Garrison, New York, this album marks his first production of original material, not attached to a theater production, since 2006’s White Limousine. NPR Music said, “The Songs from the new album, Legerdemain, feel full-circle; intimate and contemplative. Telling complicated little stories via spare lyrics and subtle studio wizardry, these songs beautifully balance Sheik’s pop know-how and his theatrical impulses.”


 

Toby Keith: 35 mph Town

Toby Keith: 35 mph Town

The album was coproduced by Toby and Bobby Pinson and contains 10 tracks. 35 MPH Town includes musical assistance from Mica Roberts, Brandy Clark, and Shane McAnally. In the words of The Dixie Chicks, “Fuck Toby Keith!”


 

The Game: The Documentary 2

The Game: The Documentary 2

the sixth album from West Coast rapper and actor. The Documentary 2 is the sequel to his debut album, The Documentary, which was released in 2005. The album includes guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Dr. Dre, Drake, Kanye West, Keyshia Cole, Busta Rhymes, DJ Quik, YG, and others. Includes the single “100” featuring Drake.

 

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Kinky Friedman:  The Loneliest Man I Ever Met

Kinky Friedman:
The Loneliest Man I Ever Met

Kinky Friedman has reinvented himself yet again, this time with his first all new studio album in nearly forty years. Kinky, with the extraordinary help of producer Brian Molnar, guitarist Joe Cirotti, and former Texas Jewboy pianist Little Jewford, presents an all new Kinky, with his album, The Loneliest Man I Ever Met. Filled with never-heard-before Kinky originals and beautifully rendered covers of such artists as Tom Waits, Warren Zevon, and Willie Nelson, this new CD is all about Kinky s ultimate ability to deliver much more than just a funny line or humorous tune. The spare, yet lush arrangements all point up Kinky’s unique talent as both a songwriter and interpreter of great material. Guest performers Nelson, his sister Bobbie, bassist Kevin Smith, and uber mouth harpist Mickey Raphael support with appearances but never override the simplicity and grace of the tunes and the artist himself. In a career filled with wondrously successful adventures, Kinky Friedman has never put forth something so personal as The Loneliest Man I Ever Met.


 

The Wood Brothers: Paradise

The Wood Brothers: Paradise

Paradise is The Wood Brothers’ most rocking and collaborative collection to date. The album features a number of firsts for the band including their first recording session at Dan Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound, the first time they’ve written an album collectively with all three members in the same room, and the first of the band’s recordings to feature bassist Chris Wood on electric bass. As captured on “Singin’ to Strangers” and the donkey gazing at the carrot on the album’s cover, Paradise explores the paradox of longing, desire and the ways in which the pursuit of fulfillment can keep it perpetually out of our reach. The desire for connection is clear on the album from “Touch Of Your Hand” – a song about what Chris describes as “the most basic human need that there is”- to “Two Places” – a track about longing for home and family while on the road – to “Never And Always,” which examines the fundamental emotional experiences of loneliness and belonging.


 

Joe Jackson: Fast Forward

Joe Jackson: Fast Forward

2015 album from the veteran British singer/songwriter. Fast Forward features four sets of four songs recorded in four different cities – New York, New Orleans, Berlin and Amsterdam – each with different supporting musicians, including Bill Frisell, Regina Carter, members of Galactic and Zuco103, and the 14-year old singer Mitchell Sink (from the Broadway musical Matilda). In addition to 14 new Jackson songs, the album features two covers (Television’s ‘See No Evil’ and the classic German song ‘Good Bye


 

Janet Jackson: Unbreakable

Janet Jackson: Unbreakable

the first studio album in seven years by the R&B/Soul queen with the famous nipple. Unbreakable is her 11th studio album and the first to be released under her independent label Rhythm Nation Records, distributed by BMG Rights Management. Includes the first single “No Sleep”. The album includes collaborations with Jam & Lewis and Missy Elliot.


 

Clutch: Psychic Warfare

Clutch: Psychic Warfare

produced by longtime producer Machine (Lamb Of God, Every Time I Die) and consists of 12 new tracks. “The title ‘Psychic Warfare’ is taken from the track, ‘X-Ray Visions,” states singer Neil Fallon. “It’s a tale about an unnamed protagonist who is forced to seek refuge in a flop house motel. He is hiding from several nefarious psychic forces, the worst of which is his own sleep deprived paranoia.” The album cover was designed by renowned photographer Dan Winters. Clutch have been pushing the boundaries that define heavy rock music since the four original members got together in high school. Clutch is an unmatched musical force that has been best described as “the quintessential American Rock Band.”


 

Queensrÿche: Condition Hüman

Queensrÿche: Condition Hüman

Condition Hüman, sees front man Todd LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is now his sophomore recording effort with the band. Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Sanctuary) in the band’s native Washington, Condition Hüman is a new mountain towering over many of the peaks and valleys of the hard rock landscape. The band’s name is uttered in the same breath as many of the groups they looked to as influences and others who arose as peers. Queensrÿche built a dedicated legion of fans traveling the globe on tour with fellow rock giants like Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, and Def Leppard. In recent years, they’ve consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen.


 

Joe Bonamassa:  LIVE at Radio City Music Hall

Joe Bonamassa:
LIVE at Radio City Music Hall

Deluxe CD/DVD edition. 2015 release from the blues/rock guitarist recorded live at The Great Stage at sold out two-night run at Radio City in January 2015. The CD features 13 tracks, including two brand new songs and seven that have never been recorded live. The DVD features 15 songs plus 45 minute bonus featurette. CD TRACK LISTING 1.I Can’t Be Satisfied 2.One Less Cross To Bear 3.Living On The Moon 4.I Gave Up Everything For You, ‘Cept The Blues 5.Dust Bowl 6.Trouble Town 7.Still Water 8.Different Shades Of Blue 9.Happier Times 10.Never Give All Your Heart 11.Hidden Charms 12.Love Ain’t A Love Song 13.So, What Would I Do? VIDEO TRACK LISTING 1.Joe Bites The Big Apple (titles) 2.Dust Bowl 3.Trouble Town 4.Still Water 5.Different Shades Of Blue 6.The Huckleberries – Introducing the acoustic band 7.Black Lung Heartache 8.Happier Times 9.Never Give All Your Heart 10.Hidden Charms 11.Living On The Moon 12.I Can’t Be Satisfied 13.Double Trouble 14.One Less Cross To Bear 15.Love Ain’t A Love Song 16.Introducing the Electric Band 17.”Happy Birthday Mom!” 18.I Gave Up Everything For You, ‘Cept The Blues 19.So, What Would I Do? Bonus Features: Joe Bites The Big Apple (Behind The Scenes)


 

Sevendust: Kill the Flaw

Sevendust: Kill the Flaw

You don’t have to change everything. However, realigning can be the healthiest remedy after nearly two decades in the music business. Going into their eleventh full-length album, Kill The Flaw, Sevendust changed a lot around them regarding the infrastructure of their organization, but they didn’t alter what matters the most-the music. Following their first significant break (two months) since forming, the Atlanta group-Lajon Witherspoon [lead vocals], Clint lowery [lead guitar, backing vocals], John Connolly [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Vince Hornsby [bass], and Morgan Rose [drums]-entered their new creative hub, Architekt Studios in Butler, New Jersey, completely inspired and invigorated. The first single and album opener “Thank You” upholds the pillars of their signature style with a buoyant guitar groove, bombastic drums, and soulfully striking refrain. “There’s always someone trying to keep you down,” sighs Lajon. “At the end of the day, that negativity makes you stronger. You’re still going. It says, ‘Thank you for putting me down. Thank you for making me work harder. Thank you for hating!'” Thankfully, they’re still Sevendust through and through, and that’s what forged one of hard rock’s most diehard audiences.


 

Matt Nathanson: Show Me Your Fangs

Matt Nathanson: Show Me Your Fangs

Bolstered by lead single “Headphones” (featuring LoLo) and second single “Gold in the Summertime”, this studio album from the beloved alternative singer-songwriter follows shortly on the heels on Matt’s massive summer tour with Train and The Fray.


 

Matisyahu: LIVE at Stubb's Vol. III

Matisyahu: LIVE at Stubb’s Vol. III

live release from the Jewish reggae star. Recorded in March 2015, in two stripped-back sit-down shows, the album features new arrangements of his early hits from the original album, along with a selection of later favorites up through his last album, Akeda Previous Live At Stubbs releases have sold over 768k combined albums.


 

Bad Company: Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy:  The Very Best of Bad Company

Bad Company: Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy:
The Very Best of Bad Company

This set spans the years 1974 to 1982 and features many of group’s best-loved songs, like ‘Can’t Get Enough’, ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’ and, of course, ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy’. Longtime fans will certainly appreciate the inclusion of previously unreleased alternate versions of ‘Easy On My Soul’ and ‘See The Sunlight’. Both of these are different versions than the ones that appeared on the deluxe editions Bad Company and Straight Shooter.


 

Collective Soul:  See What You Started by Continuing

Collective Soul:
See What You Started by Continuing

the long-awaited ninth studio album by Collective Soul, the multi-platinum selling band that helped sonically define alternative rock. Features the single “This.”


 

The Winery Dogs: Hot Streak

The Winery Dogs: Hot Streak

The trio first exploded onto the Rock scene with their self-titled, self-produced and critically acclaimed debut album that was released July 23, 2013 on Loud & Proud Records and a sold-out worldwide tour. Hot Streak shows the powerfully pedigreed trios initial burst of collective chemistry was no accident, from the strum and headbang of Captain Love to the propulsive uplifting vibe of The Bridge to the introspective acoustic harmonic convergence of Fire. If these three Dogs thought they captured lightning in a supper dish the first time around, Hot Streak barks ups the aural ante into exciting new territory.


 

Avicii: Stories

Avicii: Stories

the second studio album from the Swedish DJ. The album is more ‘song oriented’ than his past releases and includes songwriting and/or performance collaborations with Chris Martin, Gavin Degraw, Zac Brown, Alex Ebert, and many others. Includes the singles ‘Waiting For Love’, ‘Pure Grinding’ and ‘For A Better Day’.


 

Wavves: V

Wavves: V

2015 release from the San Diego-based alt-rock band. As the title implies, this is their fifth full length album. Features “Way Too Much” and “My Head Hurts,” and includes digital download.


 

Children of Bodom: Worship Chaos

Children of Bodom: Worship Chaos

Limited deluxe edition CD/DVD, contains a making of DVD and three cover songs original recorded be Plasmatics, Amorphis and Kenny Loggins. Recorded by the front man – who had to nail down all of the guitar parts on his own for the first time after the recent split with co-guitarist Roope Latvala – and his band mates together with long-time producer Mikko Karmila in COB’s very own Danger Johnny Studios and mixed/mastered in Finnvox Studios, Helsinki, the follow-up to their previous celebrated output Halo Of Blood is set to raise the game once more as far as gloominess and catchiness are concerned. Optically backed up in it’s hauntingly aggrieving atmosphere by Tuomas Korpi’s post-apocalyptic artwork.


 

ALO: Tangle of Time

ALO: Tangle of Time

2015 release from California band Animal Liberation Orchestra aka ALO. Tangle Of Time is the long-awaited follow-up to their 2012 album Sounds Like This. Includes the singles ‘The Ticket’ and ‘Not Old Yet’. ALO have released four full length albums for Brushfire Records, as well as a number of prior independent releases including a film soundtrack. ALO consists of Zach Gill (keys/vocals), Steve Adams (bass/vocals), Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz (guitar//vocals) and Dave Brogan (drums/vocals). The band formed in 1998 and have built up a large and dedicated fanbase. Between 2002 and 2005, ALO toured incessantly and grew a substantial live following within the western states, particularly in Utah, Colorado, Montana and Oregon.


 

Fats Domino:  LIVE 1973 Thrillin' in Philly

Fats Domino:
LIVE 1973 Thrillin’ in Philly

A vintage, unreleased concert performance by the legendary piano boogie master who inspired everyone from The Beatles to Bob Marley, the great Fats Domino! This professionally mixed multi-track recording has superb audio quality that makes Fat’s brilliant hits come to life including “Blueberry Hill’, “Walking to New Orleans” and “Ain’t that a Shame”.
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New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

Tuesdays 11:00am / Repeat Wednesdays 7:00pm

Doug Jayne and Brian Griffith
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Brian Griffith and Doug Jayne highlight the week’s new musical releases and other fun music-related stuff.
We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11, Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB’s Mid-DayMusic and Our Roots Are Showing programs, sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
Listen at 11 am on Tuesdays or catch the repeat broadcast on Wednesdays at 7 pm

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A face for radio

A face for radio

Daedalus Howell in conversation with Doug Jayne, radio host and the co-owner of The Last Record Store in Santa Rosa, CA.

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TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!
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Your second chance to listen in on the discussion comes with Needle Droppings, a weekly new-release segment with our very own Doug Jayne and a rotating panel of music junkies, usually including Michelle Marques of KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording, Comedian Juan Carlos- and more!
Needle Droppings airs Fridays as part of The Drive With Steve Jaxon at 4:20pm on KSRO, at 1350-AM, 103.5-FM, and online at ksro.com. Tune in!

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I like the way you walk
I like the way you talk
Let me hold your hand
Try to understand I want a girl like you
Tell my troubles to you
Don’t be afraid
You’ve heard what I said
Let the four wind blow
Let ’em blow, let ’em blow
From the East to the West
I love you the best
Let the four wind blow
Let ’em blow, let ’em blow
From the East to the West
I love you the best

I like the way you walk
I like the way you talk
Let me hold your hand
Try to understand
I want a girl like you
Tell my troubles to you
Don’t be afraid
You’ve heard what I said
Let the four wind blow
Let ’em blow, let ’em blow
From the East to the West
I love you the best
Let the four wind blow
Let ’em blow, let ’em blow
From the East to the West
I love you the best
~ Antoine Domino / Dave Bartholomew

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Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
Sun noon-5pm

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