Primus: The Desaturating Seven
Primus are excited to announce their ninth studio album The Desaturating Seven. Their first studio album of original material since 1995’s Tales From The Punchbowl with the classic Primus lineup of Les Claypool (vocal/bass), Larry LaLonde (guitar) and Tim Alexander (drums). Inspired by a 1970’s children’s book Claypool read to his kids about 7 goblins – one representing each color of the rainbow – who simultaneously pull all the color out of the world. Primus was originally formed in 1984 by Claypool. They band recorded their debut Suck on This in 1989, followed by four studio albums: Frizzle Fry, Sailing the Seas of Cheese, Pork Soda, and Tales from the Punchbowl. Alexander left the band in 1996, replaced by Bryan “Brain” Mantia, and Primus went on to record the original theme song for the TV show South Park and two more albums, Brown Album and Antipop, before declaring a hiatus in 2000.
Lucinda Williams: This Sweet Old World 2017
In a rare instance of an artist taking a full-length reconsideration of an earlier work, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams releases This Sweet Old World – a complete re-recording of her 1992 album Sweet Old World. Produced by Williams and Tom Overby, This Sweet Old World – recorded to mark the 25th anniversary of the original album’s release by Chameleon/Elektra – features all-new renditions of the ’92 set’s 12 songs, some of which have been dramatically rearranged and rewritten. On This Sweet Old World, Williams is supported by her touring and studio band: guitarist Stuart Mathis, bassist David Sutton, and drummer Butch Norton. Longtime collaborator Greg Leisz – who participated in early sessions for the 1992 album, and co-produced Williams’ most recent studio releases, The Ghosts of Highway 20 (2016) and Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone (2014) – contributes spectacular guitar work. The package is augmented by four newly recorded bonus tracks that harken back to Williams’ early performing career
David Crosby: Sky Trails
Sky Trails, David Crosby’s third album of original material in four years, continues the fearless folk rock legend’s unexpected late-period resurgence. Sky Trails features a full band sound that takes Crosby in a new musical direction as the set tilts toward jazz. The album opens with the intoxicating “She’s Got To Be Somewhere,” which features sturdy horns, bending guitar notes and lilting melodies. Crosby is backed on the album by the Sky Trailsmusicians, the core of whom are saxophonist Steve Tavaglione, bassist Mai Agan, drummer Steve DiStanislao, and Crosby’s son, multi-instrumentalist James Raymond, who also produced the album.
Miley Cyrus: Younger Now
New release from the pop priestess, actress, artist and philanthropist. Younger Now is her first full-length project since Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz (2015), and her first commercially released project since Bangerz (2013). Younger Now was written and produced by Cyrus and Oren Yoel, with whom she had collaborated on her previous two full-lengths. Not concerning herself with radio airplay, their efforts resulted in an “honest” final product that sees Cyrus “leaning into her roots.” Miley Cyrus has five #1 albums including her 2013 Grammy-nominated album Bangerz, which went Platinum in the U.S. She has five sold out world tours and almost 30 million tracks sold. She is one of the most-searched artists in Internet history with over 160 million digital platform subscribers and over three billion video views.
Cecile McLorin Salvant: Dreams And Daggers
Grammy Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant has had a remarkable rise to stardom in her professional career, and she’s taking another big leap forward with Dreams and Daggers, her third album for Mack Avenue Records. Co-produced with Al Pryor and recorded live at the Village Vanguard and the DiMenna Center, Cécile appears in multiple configurations here with superb accompaniment from the likes of Aaron Diehl (piano), Paul Sikivie (double bass), Lawrence Leathers (drums) and the Catalyst Quartet (Karla Donehew Perez & Suliman Tekalli – violins, Paul Laraia – viola and Karlos Rodriguez – cello).
Shania Twain: Now
the fifth studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter Shania Twain. Now is Twain’s first new studio album in fifteen years, since her 2002 release, Up!. Twain underwent vocal therapy after being diagnosed with a disease, which caused her to nearly lose her singing voice; she embarked on a concert tour and Las Vegas residency before ultimately revealing that new music would arrive in 2017. Includes the lead single, ‘Life’s About to Get Good’. Shania Twain has sold over 100 million records, making her the best-selling female artist in country music history and among the best-selling music artists of all time. Her success garnered her several honorific titles including the “Queen of Country Pop”.
Propaghandhi: Victory Lap
The first thing to know, if you want to know about Propagandhi, is that they came here to rock. Right from the snarling opening riff of their seventh album, Victory Lap, that much is clear. For everything else that swirls around the band now, and for the last 31 years – the politics, the people and, lately, a gnawing sense of despair – the sheer volume of it all hasn’t changed. Frontman Chris Hannah and bassist Todd Kowalski experienced a sea change in the band when after nine years with Propagandhi, guitarist David “The Beaver” Guillas left the fold for a teaching position and they added a new member, Sulynn Hago, a seasoned guitar-slinger from Tampa, Florida. That said, Guillas is still all over Victory Lap, contributing licks to four songs.
Wolf Alice: Visions Of A Life
London-based rock band Wolf Alice has returned with their highly anticipated sophomore album Visions of a Life. Wolf Alice consists of Ellie Rowsell on lead vocals and guitar, guitarist Joff Oddie, bassist Theo Ellis and drummer Joel Amey. Since their debut album My Love is Cool was released back in 2015, Wolf Alice received a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance, were shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize, nominated for a Brit Award and received a Gold album certification in the U.K. Visions Of A Life includes the first single ‘Don’t Delete The Kisses’.
Pearl Jam: Let’s Play Two
In celebration of their legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20th and 22nd, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam is set to release the documentary film Let’s Play Two and this accompanying soundtrack album. With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music. From Ten to Lightning Bolt, this feature film shuffles through Pearl Jam’s ever-growing catalog of originals and covers – spanning the band’s 25-year career. Through the eyes of Danny Clinch and the voice of Pearl Jam, Let’s Play Two showcases the journey of that special relationship.