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Limited edition packaging. Continuing their affinity for pushing the boundaries of physical packaging, the Grammy Award winning outfit has created a deluxe, limited-edition CD version of Fear Inoculum. The collectible offering, which was conceived by and directed by Adam Jones, features a 4″ HD rechargeable screen with exclusive video footage, charging cable, 2 watt speaker, a 36-page booklet and a digital download card. 2019 release, the band’s first new album in 13 years.
NEW RELEASES Out October 25 (now):
Bruce Springsteen: Western Stars Songs From the Film
featuring each of the live performances captured in Bruce Springsteen’s directorial debut Western Stars. The soundtrack includes every song from Springsteen’s most recent studio album of the same name, as well as a cover of Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Western Stars – Songs From The Film pulls the audio from the film co-directed by Bruce Springsteen and longtime collaborator Thom Zimny. The Western Stars film is a cinematic retelling of Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, as he plays the album backed by a band and full orchestra at Stone Hill Farm in Colts Neck, NJ.
The film opens tonight in Sebastopol
Neil Young + Crazy Horse: Colorado
is the first new Neil Young with Crazy Horse album since 2012’s Psychedelic Pill. The album features 10 new Neil Young compositions. It includes several songs that Neil has been playing live in the past few months (eg: “Rainbow of Colors”, “Green Is Blue” and “Milky Way”), and the epic 13+ minute track “She Showed Me Love”. This incarnation of Crazy Horse is Neil Young on vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica and vibes, Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums and features the return of Nils Lofgren on guitar and piano, almost 50 years since he last appeared on a Crazy Horse album (1971). The album is produced by Neil Young and John Hanlon and was recorded in Colorado in April & May 2019.
Van Morrison: Three Chords And The Truth
Three Chords And The Truth is truly something wonderful – 14 new original compositions effortlessly encapsulate the Van Morrison sound and showcase his talents as one of our generation’s most celebrated songwriters. His sixth album in just four years, Three Chords And The Truth is further proof that Van Morrison is one of the greatest recording artists of all time and a creative force to be reckoned with.
Desert Sessions Vols. 11 & 12
In 1997, Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age) and a handful of friends retreated to the desert of Joshua Tree, CA in order to isolate themselves from the distractions and comforts of their everyday lives. What began as a casual writing and recording session amongst friends has since become a project of legend. Spanning twelve volumes over the course of two decades, Desert Sessions has featured some of music’s most cherished icons stepping out of their comfort zones and collaborating with one another to create some of the most exciting music of their careers. After nearly sixteen years since it’s last entry, the longest-running mix tape in existence, Desert Sessions will return this October with two stunning new volumes in it’s already storied catalog, Vols. 11 & 12, featuring collaborations from Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Les Claypool (Primus), Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), Mike Kerr (Royal Blood), Carla Azar (Autolux, Jack White), Matt Sweeney (Chavez), David Catching (Co-founder of Rancho de la Luna studio), comedian Matt Berry (What We Do in the Shadows), Töôrnst Hülpft and new comer Libby Grace. Limited Edition Vinyl packaging includes a one of a kind custom mix & match, body swap booklet!
James Blunt: Once Upon a Mind
Multi-Grammy nominated and multi-platinum British singer/songwriter James Blunt releases his sixth studio album Once Upon A Mind. After flirting with electronica on his last album, Blunt returns to what he does best on Once Upon A Mind – writing classic songs that touch both the heart and the head. Once Upon A Mind sees Blunt collaborating with a variety of producers resulting in a freshness that resonates throughout the eleven-song collection, with highlights including the poignant ballad “Monsters,” pop-infused “5 Miles” and the country tinged “Halfway.” “I think this is the most honest album I have ever made” said Blunt. “‘Back To Bedlam’ was similar in that I had been writing those songs for a while about my life experiences at that time, and they came together on my debut. And every song on this album represents something that I’m currently going through or have recently experienced. It’s a very personal record, and I’m proud I can share it.”
Ukrainian progressive groove metal wrecking machine Jinjer have returned with their long awaited new album Macro and once again prove why the unique blend of singer Tatiana Shmaylyuk’s beautifully aggressive harmonies and vocal hooks, and the bands sheer technical brilliance and precision have set them apart from the pack. From Macro’s opening track ‘On The Top’, which showcases all of their trademark sounds at once, to the superior musicianship and delivery of tracks like ‘Pausing Death’ and ‘Home Back’, to the viciously heavy reggae induced vibe on ‘Judgement (& Punishment)’, Jinjer are making it known that they are here to take over in a huge way.
Frank Zappa: Halloween 73
Single CD highlights disc. Live archive release. Halloween 73! Two shows recorded at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago 10/31/73 featuring a classic Zappa band line-up along with liner notes by Ruth Underwood and Ralph Humphrey, who played in the shows, and pictures of the event from The Vault! The single disc contains highlights from the whole show. Happy Halloween! Don’t take candy from strangers!
Guided by Voices : Sweating The Plague
GBV is now an unlikely candidate for the most perfect rock band of all time, while at the same time being a thoughtful reflection on what a rock band is, a fantasy that becomes a fact.
Sweating The Plague, the band’s 29th album and their third this year, spars playfully with stadium-sized fidelity and uncharacteristically impactful arrangements. Producer Travis Harrison’s counterintuitive approach to Guided by Voices’ historically lo-fi sound is that he doesn’t want it to sound homemade, while the grinding tectonic plate guitars of Doug Gillard and Bobby Bare Jr. Anchor the album. Play it loud! Being a fan of Guided by Voices can feel like standing in a ticker-tape parade and reaching out to grab at stray releases as the endless flurry of output from the Needmore Songs publishing house billows around-but here’s twelve compatible nuggets of Pollard content in one handy package, all boxed up and ready to go.
Allison Moorer: Blood
The Grammy- and Academy Award- nominated singer-songwriter’s haunting, lyrical musical companion piece to her memoir, sharing the story of an unthinkable act of violence and ultimate healing through art.
Ringo Starr: What’s My Name
Ringo’s 20th studio album, features brand new recordings with special guests Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather and Dave Stewart.
Cigarettes After Sex: Cry
Recorded in a stunning house on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the collection reflects the uneasy beauty, erotic longing, and stark minimalism of the space, all smooth lines and soft light. Energized by the fresh palette and setting, Gonzalez would write songs just minutes before recording them with the band – drummer Jacob Tomsky, bassist Randy Miller, and keyboardist Phillip Tubbs. He engineered and produced the sessions himself, with an emphasis on capturing live performances and exploring the material together in dialogue with the house and with each other.
Swans: Leaving Meaning
Written and produced by Michael Gira, Leaving Meaning is Swans fifteenth studio album and features contributions from recent and former Swans, members of Angels of Light as well as guest artists Anna and Maria von Hausswolff, Ben Frost, The Necks, Baby Dee, and a Hawk and a Hacksaw.
Michael Gira explains, “Leaving Meaning is the first Swans album to be released since I dissolved the lineup of musicians that constituted Swans from 2010 – 2017. Swans is now comprised of a revolving cast of musicians, selected for both their musical and personal character, chosen according to what I intuit best suits the atmosphere in which I’d like to see the songs I’ve written presented. In collaboration with me, the musicians, through their personality, skill and taste, contribute greatly to the arrangement of the material. They’re all people whose work I admire and whose company I personally enjoy.
Mikal Cronin: Seeker
Recorded live with a crew of close friends and engineer Jason Quever at Palmetto Studios in Los Angeles, Seeker finds Mikal Cronin pushing his often devastating power pop into darker territory.
Harry Connick, Jr: True Love
After 30 million albums sold worldwide, 13 #1 jazz albums in the United States, and a music, film, television and Broadway career spanning three decades, Harry Connick, Jr. Returns with a sensational record, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter. Comprised exclusively of Cole Porter compositions, True Love highlights Connick’s talents as pianist, singer, arranger, orchestrator and conductor, as he breathes new life into popular songs from The Great American Songbook.
Joe Bonamassa: LIVE at the Sydney Opera House
For those that do get to play a venue as sacred as the Opera House, you expect nothing but the very best! So, when Joe Bonamassa came to Sydney to play this iconic venue, he brought a band of the world’s best musicians and singers to support him as he played material from his then latest album, Blues Of Desperation. Only the best can give the venue the respect it deserves and the band brought their A-game that night. Now you can relive that celebration with this special release of Joe Bonamassa’s concert that evening.
thank you The New Yorker !