An American Troubadour: The Songs Of Steve Forbert
1. Thinkin’ – Kelly Fitzgerald
2. I Blinked Once – John Oates featuring Bekka Bramlett
3. Goin’ Down to Laurel – Elliott Peck
4. Steve Forbert’s Midsummer Night’s Toast – David Luning
5. Romeo’s Tune – Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers
6. What Kinda Guy? – Jim Lauderdale
7. It Isn’t Gonna be That Way – Robert Earl Keen
8. Grand Central Station, March 18, 1977 – James Maddock
9. Cellophane City – Amy McCarley
10. You Cannot Win (If You Do Not Play) – John Popper
11. Running On Love – Megan Palmer
12. The Sweet Love That You Give (Sure Goes A Long, Long Way) – Jesse Bardwell
13. I’m In Love With You – Wes Langlois
14. If You’re Waiting On Me – Jackie Greene
15. January 23-40, 1978 – Eric Lindell
16. Autumn This Year – Gwyneth Moreland
17. It Sure Was Better Back Then – Todd Snider
18. When The Sun Shines – Bill Lloyd
19. Tonight I Feel So Far Away From Home – Jason Crosby
20. Rock While I Can Rock – HUGElarge
21. Search Your Heart – Tim Bluhm
JD McPherson: Undivided Heart & Soul
Undivided Heart & Soul, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and McPherson, and developed largely in the studio (that studio being the historic RCA Studio B in Nashville), carries a sense of immediacy and irreverence.
Marilyn Manson: Heaven Upside Down
Heaven Upside Down is the tenth studio album by shock rock band Marilyn Manson. Includes the first single “We Know Where You F***ing Live”. Marilyn Manson – the band – was formed by Marilyn Manson – the singer – in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1989. Originally named Marilyn Manson & the Spooky Kids, they gained a local cult following in South Florida in the early 1990s with their theatrical live performances. In 1993, they were the first act signed to Trent Reznor’s Nothing Records label. Until 1996, the name of each member was created by combining the first name of an iconic female sex symbol and the last name of an iconic serial killer, for example Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson.
The Black Dalia Murder: Nightbringers
2017 release, the eighth album from the metal monsters. Any band that has earned an army of devout followers through dropping seven killer full-lengths – and touring their collective ass off for sixteen years – could perhaps be forgiven for thinking they could take it easy as they wade into their eighth release. But that’s just not The Black Dahlia Murder’s style, and Nightbringers is testament to that. Having released their most accomplished, aggressive, and emotionally diverse music to date in the form of 2015’s Abysmal, the Michigan quintet have once more pushed themselves to new heights, and the 34 minutes of searing melodic death metal that comprises Nightbringers is riveting listening. Nightbringers is rich with dynamic riffs that are at once fresh and classic TBDM, resulting in a collection that shifts through many moods and effortlessly incorporates various elements of extreme metal.
The Darkness: Pinewood Smile
new album from England’s most distinctive, multiple award-winning, platinum-selling, hugely entertaining rock gods. Returning to save our airwaves from mediocre, auto-tuned tweens and that awful, throbby EDM shite, the album Pinewood Smile finds The Darkness on electrifying form, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career. 2003 gave birth to one of the most extraordinary and best loved bands in the UK. The Darkness released their debut album Permission To Land to overnight success, topping the UK charts, going 5x Platinum and selling over 1.5 million copies in the UK alone. In 2006 Justin Hawkins left the band, checking into rehab and The Darkness fell apart. Following successful treatment, the band reformed in 2011 touring Europe and South America in 2012 with Lady Gaga. They released their comeback album Hot Cakes that year and Last Of Our Kind in 2015. The band have now returned in 2017 with Pinewood Smile, their first album to come through Cooking Vinyl.
Liam Gallagher: As You Were
the first solo album from the former Oasis and Beady Eye vocalist. As You Were was recorded in two locations. Greg Kurstin performed all of the instruments on the four songs that he produced (“Wall Of Glass,” “Paper Crown,” “Come Back To Me” and the psychedelic whoosh of “It Doesn’t Have To Be That Way”), while Dan Grech-Marguerat produced the remainder of the album at Snap! Studios in London. The result is exactly what you would have hoped a Liam Gallagher solo album would sound like: the passion for the classic ’60s/’70s influence that he’s always had has been updated for the here and now. “I didn’t want to be reinventing anything or going off on a space jazz odyssey,” says Gallagher. “It’s the Lennon ‘Cold Turkey’ vibe, The Stones, the classics. But done my way, now.”
Cunninglynguists: Rose Azura Njano
2017 release. Cunninlynguists are back with their first studio album since 2011’s Oneirology and first release since 2014’s Strange Journey Volume Three. Deacon The Villain, Natti & Kno are pleased to announce Rose Azura Nijano. The twelve song album is predominantly produced by Kno with all additional production by Deacon The Villain.
The Church: Man Woman Life Death Infinity
new album from veteran Australian alt-rock band. Another Century, another dream, another album from a band that’s in too deep to go anywhere but ever closer to the other side. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is the 26th album by The Church, and their second with the rejuvenated line-up Steve Kilbey, Peter Koppes, Tim Powles and Ian Haug. The epic return of 2014’s critically lauded Further/ Deeper blossomed into a road-hardened beast over four tours of the USA, two back home in Australia, and a new career high in front of 20,000 Spanish fans on a lap of Europe. Man Woman Life Death Infinity is where the revitalized quartet’s freshly tuned chemistry reaches a new potency and precision: ten songs, 45 minutes, and a quantum leap into unexplored territory as strange as it is irresistible. “This is The Church’s water record,” says Kilbey, singer, lyricist and bassist. “I guess water is my element. I’ve always marveled at the sea and rivers and rain. It wasn’t conscious at all but on reflection, it definitely is a preoccupation on this record. What that means, I don’t know.”
Richard Thompson: Acoustic Rarities
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Songwriting on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Americana Music Association in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards as well as the prestigious Ivor Novello. In 2011, Thompson received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In the USA, Thompson has been nominated at the Americana Music Association Awards for both “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” His previously released CD, Still, was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy which reached #6 in the UK charts (just ahead of Taylor Swift)!
Dave Davies: I Will Be Me
release from the former Kinks guitarist. The man who forever changed the sound of rock n’ roll when he invented distortion presents this solo album of all original material. Featuring guest appearances by The Jayhawks, Anti-Flag, award winning UK blues guitarist Oli Brown, Chris Spedding, US stoner rock band Dead Meadow, Aussie rockers The Art, and others.
Carla Bruni: French Touch
Carla Bruni – “French Touch” Carla Bruni returns with an exciting collection of some of rock music’s most classic hits performed in her signature softer, coffee house style. Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence”, The Rolling Stones’ “Miss You”, and ABBA’s “The Winner Takes It All” appear on this new release, sure to enthuse both fans of Carla’s as well as fans of rock staples from the last 50 years.
Jeff Beck: Live At The Hollywood Bowl
Deluxe two CD + DVD edition. 2017 live release from the legendary rock guitarist. Recorded at the Hollywood Bowl in LA in 2016, the show is a 50-year celebration of Jeff Beck. Illustrious career highlighted with songs from The Yardbirds, The Jeff Beck Group and his solo career. Jeff is a seven time Grammy winner and named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the most influential lead guitarists in rock. Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Steven Tyler, Jan Hammer and more perform with Jeff playing his classics and covers including The Beatles “A Day In The Life” and Prince’s “Purple Rain”.
The Replacements: For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986
Two CD set. For Sale: Live at Maxwell’s 1986 is the first official delve into the vaults for The Replacements since the 2008 expanded CD reissues, and hopefully the first of a series of albums of unreleased material. And what better place to start that with this live recording from Maxwell’s in 1986, a relic from the much beloved era of the band with Bob Stinson as the guitarist. This 29-song performance, captures the Replacements just a couple weeks removed from their performance on Saturday Night Live, with a set list touches on all five of the band’s albums to that point, plus a few rarities and covers.
Cults made their name in black and white. A pair of film school dropouts who burst onto the New York scene with a perfect single and a darkly retro sound, the band’s first two albums play like noirish documentaries on a lost girl group. Four years after Static, Cults returns with Offering, an exciting collection of songs bursting with heart, confidence, shimmering melody and buzzing life. The time off has given the band new energy and new ideas-Cults are working in Technicolor now. The core duo remains the same. Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, both 28, still live in New York. They still finish each other’s thoughts and still share a love of catchy music and black humor. But the pair have put some blood on the tracks since their breakout debut: they’ve toured the world, built a devoted audience, survived a breakup, grown up in green rooms, parted ways with their old label and made a home of their new one. Offering is the work of two artists who know what they want and how to make it happen.
Kamasi Washington: Harmony Of Difference
Harmony of Difference explores the philosophical possibilities of the musical technique known as “counterpoint,” which Washington defines as “the art of balancing similarity and difference to create harmony between separate melodies.” Washington’s suite includes visual elements married to the musical works and draws voraciously on jazz for it’s foundation. Each of the first five movements is it’s own unique composition. “Truth,” the sixth movement, fuses all five compositions into one simultaneous performance.