NEW RELEASES June 2, 2017

Roger Waters: Is This The Life We Really Want?
New release from the rock icon. Roger Waters, the creative power and songwriting force behind Pink Floyd, presents Is This The Life We Really Want ?, his first rock album in 25 years. The album is produced and mixed by Nigel Godrich (Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Beck, U2), and includes 12 new Roger Waters musical compositions and studio performances. Roger Waters’ last studio album, 1992’s Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War. This long-awaited follow-up, Is This The Life We Really Want ?, is an unflinching commentary on the modern world and uncertain times, and a natural successor to such classic Pink Floyd albums as Animals and The Wall. The musicians on Is This The Life We Really Want? are: Roger Waters (vocals, acoustic, bass), Nigel Godrich (arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar), Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Mannning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards) and Lucius (vocals) with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Soundtrack
Original soundtrack to the 2017 animated motion picture. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie soundtrack features the songs from the movie including “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Captain Underpants Theme Song, as well as tracks by Andy Grammar, Adam Lambert, Nathan Willett of Cold War Kids and Lul Yachty. Also included are three tracks from the film’s original score composed by Theodore Shapiro (Ghostbusters, The Devil Wears Prada, Tropic Thunder, Marley & Me). Captain Underpants was directed by David Soren and features the voices of Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele and Kristen Schaal. The movie tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Alt-J: Relaxer
the third album from the British alt rock band. Relaxer is the follow up to the band’s Grammy nominated album This Is All Yours, and finds the band working with producer Charlie Andrew for the third time. Alt-J are Joe Newman, Gus Unger-Hamilton and Thom Green. They released their debut album An Awesome Wave to critical acclaim in September 2012. The album won the Mercury Music Prize in November 2012 and was nominated for three Brit Awards in February 2013. By the end of 2012 An Awesome Wave was Bob Boilen of NPR’s Album of the Year, iTunes Alternative Breakthrough album of the year and was on the top 10 lists of numerous critics, including NPR’s Robin Hilton, The Wall Street Journal, and Billboard.

U2: Joshua Tree Fancy Pants Edition
Deluxe two CD 30th Anniversary edition includes digitally remastered edition of the album plus a live recording of The Joshua Tree Tour 1987 Madison Square Garden concert. Released to universal acclaim on 9th March 1987 and featuring hit singles “With Or Without You”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, The Joshua Tree went to #1 in the U.K, U.S., Ireland and around the world, selling in excess of 25 million albums, and catapulting Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr “… from heroes to superstars” (Rolling Stone). Time Magazine put U2 on it’s cover in April 1987, proclaiming them “Rock’s Hottest Ticket” and the 12 months that followed saw U2 create iconic moments including the traffic-stopping Grammy Award-winning “Where The Streets Have No Name” video on the roof of a Los Angeles liquor store, and go on to win a BRIT Award and two Grammys – including Album of the Year – their first of 22 received to date; as well as a triumphant return home for four unforgettable shows in Belfast, Dublin and Cork in the summer of 1987.

Flogging Molly: Life is Good
New album from acclaimed Celtic punk-rock band Flogging Molly, featuring the single “Reptiles (We Woke Up).” Produced by Grammy Award-winning Joe Chiccarelli (U2, White Stripes, Beck) and recorded in Dublin, Ireland, Life Is Good marks Flogging Molly’s first studio album in six years since 2011’s highly acclaimed Speed of Darkness which reached #9 on Billboard’s Top 200. Flogging Molly is led by Irish vocalist Dave King, formerly of the hard rock band Fastway.

Dan Auerbach: Waiting on a Song
the second solo album from the artist best known as one-half of The Black Keys. The album is the nine-time Grammy-winner’s follow-up to 2009’s Keep It Hid and is a love letter to Nashville. As such, he recruited some of Nashville’s most respected players to write and record his latest, including John Prine, Duane Eddy, Jerry Douglas, Pat McLaughlin and Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman of the Memphis Boys. Dan Auerbach moved to Nashville from his native Akron, Ohio in 2010 and with this release, his first solo album in eight years, it is clear that he has made Music City his home. During the summer of 2016, taking a break from the non-stop touring he’d done with The Black Keys and the Arcs, he finally got acquainted with the city he loves so much, as well as the world-class musicians who live there, and subsequently collaborated with some of Nashville’s heavyweights. Auerbach wrote seven songs with John Prine, one of which is the title track of the album. Mark Knopfler’s immediately identifiable guitar elevates “Shine on Me” into an anthem. Iconic guitarist Duane Eddy is featured on “Livin’ In Sin” and the cinematic “King of a One Horse Town.”

Mavis Staples: I’ll Take You There
This once in a lifetime, all-star concert captured at Chicago’s Auditorium Theatre features some of the biggest names in music honoring the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and American icon. Performers include Gregg Allman, Win Butler & Regine Chassagne of Arcade Fire, Eric Church, Bonnie Raitt, Jeff Tweedy plus many more performing for and with Mavis herself. Throughout a career that spans over six decades, Staples’ soulful songs of justice and equality have inspired countless artists.

North Mississippi Allstars: Prayer for Peace
the eighth studio album from the southern rock/blues band. Founded in 1996, North Mississippi Allstars is composed of two brothers, Luther Dickinson (guitar, lowebow, vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, keyboards, electric washboard, vocals). Prayer For Peace, self-produced by the Dickinson Brothers, was recorded across the US at six different studios. Special guests include bassist Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Company), Graeme Lesh (Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), vocalist Sharisse Norman, bassist Dominic Davis (Jack White), and singer/fife player Shardé Thomas, daughter of Mississippi blues giant Otha Turner.

Benjamin Booker: Witness
Witness is the highly anticipated follow-up to Benjamin Booker’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The album’s ten original tracks were all written by Booker, produced by Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby) and mixed by Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes), and the title track features a guest vocal from Mavis Staples. ‘I wanted to make a record about the things in my life I never wanted to talk about. It’s a record about self-exploration, about learning to love yourself and opening yourself up to love others, about choosing the kind of person you want to be, about confronting death and appreciating life. Really it’s about trying to take control from the perspective of someone who has come very close on several occasions to losing ALL control.’ – Benjamin Booker.

Mozzy:Dreadlocks & Headshots
one of the most anticipated projects of the year for the fan of real gangster street music. Cut from the same cloth, we have two of the most respected and credible gangster rappers coming together to represent both the East and West Coast which has not been done since 50 Cent and The Game. Hailing from Sacramento, Mozzy has taken on the internet and social media by storm, and is arguably one of the hottest independent rappers in the current marketplace. MMG’s Gunplay bring us the East Coast/Miami vibe while being associated with Rick Ross. Dreadlocks & Headshots is an incredible project that takes us on a journey of struggle, survival, and ultimately, triumph. Two rappers from opposite coasts ultimately having eerily similar stories and life experiences, bring together a project not to be missed.

Lila Downs: Salon, Lagrimas y Deseo
release from the American-Mexican singer, songwriter and actress. She performs her own compositions and the works of others in multiple genres, as well as tapping into Mexican traditional and popular music.[3] She also incorporates indigenous Mexican influences and has recorded songs in many indigenous languages such as Mixtec, Zapotec, Mayan, Nahuatl and Purépecha. Born and raised in Oaxaca, she primarily studied at the Institute of Arts by Oaxaca and briefly attended University of Minnesota, before withdrawing to focus on her musical career. She soon began performing in the traditional music scene of Oaxaca City.

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