NEW RELEASES July 21, 2017

 

Condolences to the fans of Linkin Park who are grieving the death of their frontman Chester Bennington.

Whatever you think of the band, when Hybrid Theory was released in 2000, it was a BFD.

We sold many copies of this, and their subsequent albums, mainly to young dudes.
The music that inspires us when we are young is really special, and this band inspired a lot of people.

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Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life
Lana Del Rey music has been noted for it’s cinematic style, it’s preoccupation with themes of tragic romance and melancholia, and it’s references to pop culture, particularly 1950s and 1960s Americana. Features the single Lust For Life with the Weekend.

Foster The People: Sacred Hearts Club
the band describes Sacred Hearts Club as a “beat-driven, groove-driven record” with a “psychedelic, ’60s influence.”

Tyler, The Creator: Flower Boy
Tyler, The Creator has his fourth full-length album, Flower Boy. It includes recently released tracks ‘Who Dat Boy’ featuring A$AP Rocky and ‘911/Mr. Lonely’ featuring Frank Ocean.

Damian Jr. Gong Marley: Stony Hill
The album features new singles “Medication”, “Roar” & “Speak Life”. Upcoming media & TV appearances being locked in leading into release week. Marley’s previous album GRAMMY-Award winning Welcome To Jamrock is certified RIAA Gold, and won Best Reggae Album and Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the 2006 GRAMMYS.

Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Barefoot in the Head
The 10-track effort, self-produced by the band, marks a third collection of new material in only two years time. For the fourth year in a row, The CRB will play over 120 shows with summer tour dates already announced and fall tour dates to be released shortly. – If their stellar new album, ‘Barefoot In The Head,’ is any indication, freedom suits the Chris Robinson Brotherhood well. The band is in the midst of one of their most prolific periods to date, with a slew of studio and live records coming out amidst a rigorous tour schedule that only seems to fuel their fire even further. ‘Barefoot In The Head’ finds the band pushing boundaries and breaking new ground with more joy and wonder than ever before. The album showcases the continued growth of Robinson’s songwriting partnership with his bandmates (guitarist Neal Casal, drummer Tony Leone, keyboardist Adam MacDougall, and bassist Jeff Hill), while reveling in the kind of playful adventurousness that can only come from five artists tuned in to the same sonic wavelength.

Goldfinger: The Knife
Goldfinger has become a household name in the punk/ska community since their mid 90s inception. With 6 full-length albums under their belt, they have charted in the Billboard Top 200, their self-titled debut album went gold, and have been featured in several films and video games. Nine years after their last release, 2008’s “Hello Destiny…”, fans will be thrilled that Goldfinger are back with “The Knife” and will be eager to scoop this record on release day. “The Knife” includes 13 catchy, energetic tracks that showcase the evolution of Goldfinger. With a list of highly notable special guests, including Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker, Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun, Mighty Mighty Boss Tones’ Nate Albert and ONE OK ROCK’s Takahiro Moriuchi among many others, this album is sure to attract existing fans, as well as new listeners. To promote the album, the band will be playing select dates of the Vans Warped Tour this summer. Prepare for the Goldfinger revolution, because “The Knife” is exactly what punk and ska fans have been waiting for.

Nicole Atkins: Goodnight Rhonda Lee
Internationally acclaimed American musician Nicole Atkins is a rare artist whose timeless songwriting and raw, emotional voice spans the ages – a miasma of faded glamour and nostalgic pop noir. Goodnight Rhonda Lee, the 4th studio album from Nicole Atkins, was produced by the team at Niles City Sound (Leon Bridges) in Fort Worth, Texas and mixed by Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes) in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Co-writers on the record include Chris Isaak and Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds).

Mr. Big: Defying Gravity
DEFYING GRAVITY deftly showcases that patented MR. BIG blend of crunch and melody, from the freight-train ride of opening cut “Open Your Eyes” to the harmony-laden wonderment of “Damn I’m in Love Again” to the grateful/wistful nostalgia of “1992” (recalling the days when the band was flying high atop the singles charts with their international #1 smash “To Be With You”) to the barnburning slide-blues closer, “Be Kind.” Overall, DEFYING GRAVITY is prime evidence that the only thing MR. BIG remains tethered to is their ongoing pursuit of achieving creative excellence. Original members Eric Martin (singer) (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s LEAN INTO IT and 1993’s BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop. DVD that features music videos and a behind-the-scenes look at making the new album.


“No Legitimacy Jokes.”

 

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