Listen to John Hartford: Don’t Leave Your Records In The Sun
NEW RELEASES for June 22, 2018 (out now) include:
Panic! Athe Disco: Pray For The Wicked
“After being away in New York for months doing Kinky Boots, I just wanted to hang out at home when I got back to LA. I was so revved up that I asked some friends to come over to my home studio to help me write about all the incredible things I’ve experienced the last couple of years,” said Brendon Urie, Panic! At the Disco frontman. “Pray For The Wicked is my ‘thank you’ to our fans and the most fun I’ve ever had making album.” Award-winning internationally acclaimed rock band Panic! At the Disco released their fifth studio album, Death of a Bachelor, in January 2016. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Most recently, frontman Brendon Urie starred as Charlie Price in the critically acclaimed Broadway hit Kinky Boots.
Nine Inch Nails: Bad Witch
Bad Witch is the ninth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. It is the band’s first full-length release since Hesitation Marks (2013). In 2016, Nine Inch Nails planned a trilogy of EPs, starting with Not the Actual Events. The second EP, Add Violence, was released in 2017. Regarding the third entry in the trilogy is a delayed production. “The reason this has been delayed is because it took us a while for – what has become the third [record] – to reveal itself to us” Trent Reznor said. While Bad Witch was originally set to be released as the final EP in a trilogy, it has since been confirmed to be a standalone studio album.
The Record Company: All of this Life
The band continues with their signature gritty, rock ‘n’ roll, blues sound on All Of This Life, their second studio album on Concord Records. This album incorporates the band’s organic style, but provides a richer, full expanded sound using Boulevard Recording Studio and mixes by Mark Needham (The Revivalists, Blue October, Newsboys, Fleetwood Mac, The Killers, Imagine Dragons, etc…). This album is comprised of stories about moving through difficult times in life. The Record Company is an American power trio rock band formed in Los Angeles. Their music is influenced by blues musicians like John Lee Hooker, early punkbands like The Stooges, and rock bands like The Rolling Stones
Kamasi Washington: Heaven and Earth
Kamasi Washington’s sophomore album Heaven and Earth not only fulfills it’s overarching ambition, but illustrates the dialectic between seen and unseen, real and imagined, citizen and culture, self and self, as well as self and other, and does so through the lens of a mature but never jaded revolutionary consciousness. The artist’s own words best convey the inspiration behind this monolith of an album “The world that my mind lives in, lives in my mind. This idea inspired me to make this album Heaven and Earth. The reality we experience is a mere creation of our consciousness, but our consciousness creates this reality based on those very same experiences. We are simultaneously the creators of our personal universe and creations of our personal universe. The Earth side of this album represents the world as I see it outwardly, the world that I am a part of. The Heaven side of this album represents the world as I see it inwardly, the world that is a part of me. Who I am and the choices I make lie somewhere in between.”
On the group’s sixth album, Passwords, inspiration pulls guitarist/singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Lee Pardini into their most universal, topical territory to date. This is a record about the modern world: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, the small victories and big losses that give it shape. Taylor’s writing is personal at points – the result of his recent engagement, which lends a sense of gravity and self-reflection to album highlights like “Time Flies Either Way” and “I Can’t Love” – but it also zooms out, focusing not on the director himself, but on everything within the lens.
Jeffrey Foucault: Blood Brothers
the sixth album from the Americana singer/songwriter. Blood Brothers is the follow-up to 2015’s Salt As Wolves.
This Wild Life: Petaluma
This Wild Life have only been around since 2010 but they’ve already had multiple lives. The duo have lived with their records for the last four years and decided what they love and what they don’t about them. Early on in the writing process for Petaluma they made a mutual decision to make a record that felt brighter, more uptempo, and something they would personally want to listen to every single damn day. They limited the arrangements to only instruments that can physically be played.