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NEW RELEASES out February 8, 2020 (now):


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Meghan Trainor: Treat Myself
is the third major-label studio album by singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor. Treat Myself was preceded by the release of three singles, “No Excuses”, “Wave”, and “Evil Twin”, as well as the promotional single, “Workin’ On It”



Ke$Ha: High Road
is the 2020 album from the modern pop icon Kesha, and the follow up to her 2017 Grammy-nominated album Rainbow. High Road finds Kesha on a joyful musical journey of self-discovery. The album is filled with emotional and stylistic range, and is a blend of heavenly highs and emotional depths. Kesha’s swagger is front and center, with frisky, rap-based tracks that show-off her skills as a lyrical spitfire, and also a folkier side that emerges. With a dream-pop ode to a best friendship, a reflective ballad about growing up without a father, and plenty of lust and laughter, High Road traverses the emotional spectrum. For High Road, Kesha enlisted an eclectic roster of collaborators/songwriters/producers including John Hill, Dan Reynolds, Stuart Crichton, Jeff Bhasker, Drew Pearson, Brian Wilson, Sturgill Simpson, Nate Ruess, Justin Tranter, Stint, Wrabel, and Pebe Sebert, among others.



Lil’ Wayne: Funeral



Destroyer: Have We Met
Dan Bejar initially conceived of Have We Met as a Y2K album. He was already active during the era but not heard overhead in a cafe or salon, which is perhaps what the idea of the Y2K sound evokes nearly two decades later. Bejar assigned frequent producer and bandmate John Collins the role of layering synth and rhythm sections over demos with the period-specific Björk, Air, and Massive Attack in mind, but he soon realized the sonic template was too removed from Destroyer’s own, and the idea of a concept was silly anyway. So, he abandoned it and gave Collins the most timeless instruction of all: “Make it sound cool.” Atmosphere and loose approximations of a place or feeling are what we’ve come to expect from any new Destroyer record-certainly not an easily defined and stridently adhered to theme or concept. Have We Met manages to meet somewhere between those disparate Y2K reference points and Destroyer’s own area of expertise, gliding deftly into territory that marries the old strident Destroyer with the new, aged crooning one of late.



Drive-By Truckers: The Unraveling
Drive-By Truckers is kicking off the new election year with The Unraveling, their first new album in 3 1/2 years (the longest space between DBT albums ever). Those years were among the most tumultuous our country has ever seen and the duality between the generally positive state of affairs within the band and the turbulent world outside (or as Patterson Hood puts it: watching so many things we care about be decimated and destroyed) informed the writing of this album to the core.



Green Day: Father of All Motherfuckers
the thirteenth album from the five-time Grammy Award-winning rock trio. The album’s title is Father of All Motherfuckers. Keepin’ it classy! Formed in 1986 in Berkeley, CA, Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, with more than 70 million records sold worldwide and 10 billion cumulative audio/visual streams.



Stone Temple Pilots: Perdida
New album from the hard rock/grunge band. Perdida is the eighth studio album by Stone Temple Pilots. It is the band’s second album with lead vocalist Jeff Gutt. Perdida is a deeply personal album that weaves introspective lyrics and unexpected instruments together across 10 songs for an emotional and musical journey.



The Lone Bellow: Half Moon Light
The Lone Bellow’s album Half Moon Light is replete with the trio’s signature powerhouse harmonies, passionate performances, and honest songwriting. The 15-track album touches on personal topics like family, loss, overcoming struggle, and letting things go. The band expertly traverses several moods throughout the record, going from gentle, soothing lows to enormous, sweeping highs, and their musicianship shines through in each and every track.



Khruangbin + Leon Bridges: Texas Sun
Driving anywhere in Texas can cost you half a day, easy. For example, it’ll take you over four hours just to get from R&B singer Leon Bridges’ hometown of Fort Worth down to Houston, where the psychedelic wanderers in Khruangbin hail from. The state is vast, crisscrossed with rugged expanses of road flanked by limestone cliffs and granite mountains, forests of pine and mesquite, miles of desert or acres of sprawling grassland, all depending on what part you’re in. And it’s all baking under the Texas Sun that lends it’s name to Bridges and Khruangbin’s new collaborative EP. “Big sky country, that’s what they call Texas,” Khruangbin bassist Laura Lee says. “The horizon line goes all the way from one side to another without interruption. There’s something really comforting about that.” On Texas Sun, these two members of the state’s musical vanguard meet up somewhere in the middle of that scene, in the mythical nexus of Texas’ past, present, and future-a dreamy badlands where genres blur as seamlessly as the terrain. It calls equally to the cowboys boot-scooting at Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, the chopped-and-screwed hip-hop fans rattling slabs on the southside of Houston, the art-school kids dropping acid in Austin, the cross-cultural progeny who grew up on listening to both mariachi and post-hardcore out on the Mexican borders of El Paso. All of these things, overlapping in a multicolored melange, purple hues as vivid and unpredictable as one of the state’s rightfully celebrated sunsets. A journey through homesick reminiscences, backseat romances, and late-night contemplations, the kind of record made for listening with the windows down and the road humming softly beneath you. Like the highways that inspired it, Texas Sun is guaranteed to get you where you’re going-especially if you’re in no particular hurry to get there.



John Moreland: LP5
Critically acclaimed and revered songwriter John Moreland is set to release his fifth solo album, LP5, on February 7th via Old Omens/Thirty Tigers. Produced by Matt Pence (Jason Isbell, The Breeders, Sarah Jaffe) at The Echo Lab, LP5 marks the first time that Moreland has worked with an outside producer. The elevated and brilliant production on LP5, provides a stunning backdrop for Moreland’s masterful and poetic lyrics, creating his most powerful work to date.


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“In my dream, I’m in a large auditorium, surrounded by people.
They’re all looking at me-and that’s when I realize I’m completely naked”
thank you The New Yorker !

New Music for 2020

Are you ready for some good news? I thought so.
Folks that have lived around these parts since the 1970’s and 1980’s might remember the folk duo, The Perfect Crime.
They were contemporaries of the late, great Kate Wolf. Members Hugh Shacklett and John Brandeburg played lots of shows and festivals,
and recorded one album, “Friends”, that featured Kate and Norton Buffalo. John eventually moved to Utah and passed away in 2019, and Hugh long ago got a degree in Physics from Sonoma State.
The Perfect Crime did perform a few years back at the Kate Wolf Music Festival, and it might have seemed reasonable to think that Hugh might retire from music. And then The Muse showed up.
Hugh Shacklett has written a bunch of great new songs. He partnered with multi-instrumentalist Steve Della Maggiora, and booked time with producer-engineer Blair Hardman at Zone Recording, and voilà! a new CD called Given Enough Time. 13 tunes, very laid-back, mostly acoustic.
I highly recommend it.

MORE NEW RELEASES out January 24, 2020 (now):


G.Love: The Juice
Recorded in Nashville with a slew of special guests including Robert Randolph, Marcus King, and Roosevelt Collier, ‘The Juice’ is indeed diploma-worthy. Co-produced and co-written with GRAMMY-winning icon Keb Mo’, it’s an electrifying collection, one that tips its cap to more than a century of blues greats even as it offers its own distinctly modern pop spin on the genre, mixing programmed beats and hip-hop grooves with blistering guitar and sacred steel. G. Love’s lyrics are both personal and political here, artfully balancing his appreciation for the simple joys in life with his obligation to speak out for justice and equality, and his performances are suitably riotous and rousing to match, with infectious call-and-response hooks and funky sing-along choruses at every turn. Easy as it is to succumb to cynicism these days, the songs on ‘The Juice’ refuse, insisting instead on hope and determination in the face of doubt and despair.
“I’ve always tried to make music that’s a force for positivity,” G. Love explains. “It was important to me that this album be something that could empower the folks who are out there fighting the good fight every day. I wanted to make a rallying cry for empathy and unity.”
Born Garrett Dutton in Philadelphia, PA, G. Love grew up equally enthralled with folk, blues, and rap, devouring everything from Lead Belly and Run D.M.C. to John Hammond and the Beastie Boys. After migrating to Boston, he and his band, Special Sauce, broke out in 1994 with their Gold-selling self-titled debut, which earned widespread critical acclaim for its bold vision and adventurous production. Over the next twenty-five years, G. Love would go on to release seven more similarly lauded studio studios albums with Special Sauce (plus four solo albums on his own), solidifying his place in music history as a genre-bending pioneer with a sound The New York Times described as “a new and urgent hybrid” and NPR called a “musical melting pot.” G. Love’s magnetic stage presence, meanwhile, made him a fixture on festival lineups from Bonnaroo to Lollapalooza, and his relentless appetite for tour and collaboration landed him on the road and in the studio with artists as diverse as Lucinda Williams, Dave Matthews, The Avett Brothers, Jack Johnson, and DJ Logic.
While G. Love has covered considerable sonic ground during his prolific career, he’s always found himself drawn back to the blues, and to one bluesman in particular.
“Keb Mo’ and I got signed to the same label at the same time back when I first started out, and we toured together early on in my career,” G. Love remembers. “He used to introduce me onstage as ‘a true American original,’ and I could tell that he got a kick out of what I did. We didn’t see each other for a while after that, but a few years ago we reconnected and did a co-headline tour, which was really special for me.”
Two decades after they’d first hit the road together, the unlikely duo picked up right where they left off, and after a couple late-night jam sessions, G. Love pitched Keb Mo’ on producing his next album. The pair decided to test the waters with a writing session first, teaming up with GRAMMY-winner Gary Nicholson (famed for his work with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, and Ringo Starr among others) for a week in Nashville, where they penned a handful of tunes based on phrases G. Love had saved in his phone or rough demos he’d recorded at home on Cape Cod. Those tracks quickly became fan favorites on the road, and G. Love knew he was on to something special.
“I got wrapped up in touring and in my Jamtown project with Donovan Frankenreiter and Cicso Adler after that first session, and even though I really enjoyed working with Keb Mo’ and Gary, it was a year-and-a-half before I was able to get back down to Nashville to finish writing the album with them.”
When it came time to record, Keb Mo’ was meticulous, working closely with G. Love in the studio on nearly every aspect of his performances. While G. Love was used to creating raw, loose albums by the seat of his pants, Keb Mo’ worked in a much more deliberate, methodical fashion, building songs up like a hip-hop producer. He’d create a beat on his keyboard, lay down a bass line, and then coach G. Love through the tracks sometimes line-by-line.
“He was always impressing on me where to place the emphasis and how to phrase my lyrics and guitar playing in relation to the beat,” G. Love explains. “He’d tell me to sing like I had a shovel in my hands and I was digging on the one.”
The resulting mix of G. Love’s idiosyncratic style and Keb Mo’s old-school influence proves intoxicating on ‘The Juice,’ which opens with the shuffling, anthemic title track. “We got the juice / We got the love / We got the dreams / We had enough,” G. Love sings, setting the stage for an album all about recognizing your power to impact the world around you in ways both big and small. The infectious “Birmingham,” for instance, is an ode to perseverance when , while the funky “Go Crazy” cuts loose in the face of our maddening 24-hour news cycle, and the relentless “Shake Your Hair” rattles off a head-spinning list of modern ills before declaring “donate, don’t wait, spread love don’t hate.”
“I’ve never been the kind of guy who thinks he’s going to change the world with his guitar,” reflects G. Love. “But maybe I can write the kind of songs that give strength and encouragement to the people who are out there doing the work to make this planet a better place. Those are the people I want to lift up with my music.”
When G. Love sings about making the world a better place, he’s not just singing about politics, though, and ‘The Juice’ serves as a beautiful exploration of the ways we can brighten our own little worlds and the worlds of those we care about on a daily basis. The gritty “SoulBQue” is a celebration of community and friendship, while the rootsy “She’s The Rock” pays tribute to all the little ways lovers can lift each other up, and the breezy “Diggin’ Roots” spins cultivating a garden into a metaphor for the importance of tending to your home and family and neighbors.
“I was going through a tough time in my life when I met my fiancé, but my whole world seemed to turn around after that,” says G. Love. “I started meditating, we had a son, and we moved out to the Cape. That’s when I stopped writing breakup songs and started writing love songs and family songs and friendship songs.”
Life is good for G. Love these days, and he’s not taking a moment of it for granted. In fact, in just the past few years alone he’s launched his own beer collaboration with Oregon’s Good Life Brewery (The Juice IPA), started his own festival in Massachusetts (The Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival), and founded his own record label, Philadelphonic, which he aims to use as an outlet for curating both music and visual art (the cover of ‘The Juice’ features a brand new work G. Love commissioned from renowned painter Greg Haberny).
“I’m more inspired right now than I’ve ever been before,” G. Love reflects. “I feel more thoughtful, seasoned, marinated, confident. I’m making the records I’ve always wanted to make.”



Halsey: Manic
GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-Platinum artist Halsey released Manic – the follow-up to her chart-topping 2017 album hopeless fountain kingdom – on January 17, 2020. – Manic includes her new single “Graveyard”, of which Halsey said, “The song is about being in love with someone who is in a bad place and loving them so much that you don’t realize that you’re going to that bad place with them. It’s also about learning to care about yourself enough not to follow them there”.



Grammy 2020
In celebration of the 2020 Grammy nominees, the Recording Academy’s Grammy Recordings and Warner Records join forces to release the 2020 Grammy Nominees album. The 26th installment of the best-selling series features a diverse collection of the year’s most impactful Grammy-nominated music. A portion of album proceeds benefit the year-round work of the Grammy Museum and MusiCares-two charitable organizations founded by the Recording Academy committed to music education initiatives and providing critical assistance for music people in need.



Terry Allen: Just Like Moby Dick
Iconic and iconoclastic Texan songwriter and visual artist Terry Allen’s heartbreaking, hilarious new album, his first set of new songs since 2013’s Bottom of the World, features the full Panhandle Mystery Band, including co-producer Charlie Sexton (Dylan, Bowie, Blaze), Shannon McNally, and Jo Harvey Allen; mainstays Bukka Allen, Richard Bowden, and Lloyd Maines; and co-writes with Joe Ely and Dave Alvin. The connections to Melville’s masterpiece are metaphorical and allusive, as elusive as the White Whale. The masterly spiritual successor to Lubbock (on everything), Just Like Moby Dick casts it’s net wide for wild stories, depicting, among other monstrous things, Houdini in existential crisis, the death of the last stripper in town, bloodthirsty pirates (in a pseudo-sequel to Brecht and Weill’s “Pirate Jenny”), the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (in the “American Childhood” suite), a vampire-infested circus, mudslides and burning mobile homes, and all manner of tragicomic disasters, abandonments, betrayals, bad memories, failures, and fare-thee-wells. The deluxe tip-on gatefold 2×LP package features lyrics, color labels, high-res Bandcamp download code, three sides of music, and a fourth-side vinyl etching artwork by Allen. The gatefold CD edition includes a six-panel lyrics insert with different artwork by Allen.



Haden Triplets: The Family Songbook
Charlie Haden’s supremely talented daughters mine their heritage more than ever before on this new album. Their grandfather Carl E. Haden—patriarch of the singing Haden Family and friend of the Carter Family, Porter Wagoner and other country icons—recently unearthed songs he wrote during the Depression. Those join the Triplets’ takes on heartland standards: “Wayfaring Stranger,” “Who Will You Love,” “Say You Will,” “I’ll Fly Away,” “Ozark Moon,” “Pretty Baby” and more! Trimeter.



Bonny Light Horseman
The timeless qualities of traditional tunes can carry us across oceans and eons, linking us not only to the past but to each other as well. It was under the banner of those eternal connections that the trio of Bonny Light Horseman came together. From festival fields and a German art hub to a snowy upstate studio and everywhere in between, the astral folk outfit-comprised of Anaïs Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats, The Shins), and Josh Kaufman (The National, Bob Weir)-is mixing the ancient, mystical medium of transatlantic traditional folk music with a contemporary, collective brush. The resulting album, Bonny Light Horseman, is an elusive kind of sonic event: a bottled blend of lightning and synergy that will excite fans of multiple genres, eras, and ages. The album features fellow 37d03d artists-in-residence Michael Lewis (bass, saxophone) and JT Bates (drums) as well as Justin Vernon, Aaron Dessner, Kate Stables, Lisa Hannigan, The Staves, Christian Lee Hutson, and more. Leaving the 2018 37d03d Berlin event with roughly 60-percent of a record, the band reconvened at Dreamland Studios in Woodstock, NY, in January 2019 to finish, bringing Lewis and Bates as well as engineer Bella Blasko along with them.



Wolf Parade: Thin Mind
Wolf Parade release Thin Mind, the group’s fifth album for Sub Pop. The 10-track record was recorded by John Goodmanson at Risque Disque on Vancouver Island, BC, mixed by Goodmanson at Bogroll Studios in Seattle, WA, and mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel Mastering in Toronto, ON. Thin Mind has sci-fi, post-apocalyptic and dystopian narratives interwoven throughout. These themes emerged while working at Risque Disque, which Boeckner jokingly describes as a Dutchman’s failed utopia, a problematic structure with a post-apocalyptic vibe: the studio is housed in a stone barn hand-built by the Dutchman in the middle of the woods, using local materials and based on his memory of a building he loved growing up in the Netherlands. Thin Mind finds the core members of Wolf Parade working as a trio, as they did on past albums Apologies to the Queen Mary and At Mount Zoomer, with songwriting duties evenly split between singers Dan Boeckner and Spencer Krug. The album includes the singles “Forest Green,” “Julia, Take Your Man Home,” and “Against the Day,” the latter of which features a rare, co-vocal performance from Boeckner and Krug.



The Wood Brothers: Kingdom in my Mind
The Wood Brothers have a new studio album ‘Kingdom In My Mind’ January 24, 2020 via Honey Jar/Thirty Tigers. The 11-song collection represents a reckoning of sorts, examining circumstance, mortality and human nature. Finding strength in accepting what lies beyond our control, the material on ‘Kingdom In My Mind’ hones in on the bittersweet beauty that underlies doubt and pain and sadness with vivid character studies and unflinching self-examination. While the lyrics dig deep, the trio draws from across a broad sonic spectrum to create a set of songs that although thoughtful and inward looking is ultimately transportive and effervescent.



Dave Clark Five
The Dave Clark Five’s own unique brand of music sold in excess of one hundred million records during their career. All The Hits is the definitive collection of their biggest-selling tracks including “Glad All Over”, “Bits & Pieces” and “Do You Love Me”. The Dave Clark Five were the first English group to tour the United States, spearheading the British Invasion. During their first two years in the US they scored no less than fifteen consecutive Top Twenty hits, more than anyone except The Beatles. They took the world by storm and helped change the rock scene, blasting hit after hit over the world’s radio airwaves. There stuff has been hard to get over the years; worth checking out…



Pet Shop Boys: Hotspot
the 14th studio album from the British electro-pop duo. Hotspot was mostly written and recorded in Berlin and Los Angeles and produced and mixed by Stuart Price. Features the singles “Dreamland” (featuring Years & Years) and “Burning the Heather”.

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NEW RELEASES Out December 13, 2019 (now):


Mose Allison Tribute Album
One of my regrets in life is that I had an interview with Mose Allison set up when I worked at KRSH, and I got the date mixed up!
He passed away a few years later and I never got to talk to him.
Deluxe CD + DVD edition. Custom etching of Mose Allison on Side D. Features performances by Taj Mahal, Robbie Fulks, Jackson Browne, The Tippo Allstars featuring Fiona Apple, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Loudon Wainwright III, Richard Thompson, Peter Case, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, Anything Mose, Frank Black, and Amy Allison with Elvis Costello. Includes Ever Since I Stole The Blues DVD, a Mose Allison documentary by Paul Bernays.



The Who: Who
the first studio album by the British rock veterans in over 13 years. Produced by Pete Townsend and Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz), featuring artwork by Sir Peter Blake (The Beatles’ Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band). One of the top three greatest rock legacies in music history, The Who have sold over 100 million records worldwide including nine US and ten UK Top Ten albums and 14 UK Top Ten singles.



Warren Haynes
Recorded in December of 2014 at Warren’s renowned Christmas Jam benefit concert, The Benefit Concert Volume 16 features recordings and bonus concert video from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Grateful Dead co-founder Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & The Kids (ft. Tom Hamilton, Reed Mathis & Aron Magner), Gov’t Mule featuring Jackie Greene, Hard Working Americans (Todd Snider, Neal Casal, Dave Schools & Duane Trucks), and Paul Riddle & Friends (ft. Warren Haynes, Jack Pearson, Oteil Burbridge & Danny Louis) with special guests Col. Bruce Hampton, Caleb Johnson and more!



A Tuba To Cuba
The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band present the soundtrack to A Tuba to Cuba, the critically acclaimed documentary directed by T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch. The film follows Ben Jaffe of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as he seeks to fulfill his late father’s dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. A Tuba to Cuba celebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through the universal language of music and challenges us to resolve to build bridges, not walls.



Jagged Little Pill
Original Broadway cast recording. Jagged Little Pill is a rock musical with a book by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody, music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard and lyrics by Morissette. The musical is inspired by Morissette’s 1995 album of the same name.



NRPS
Recorded Live to 2-Track at New York City’s Academy of Music. • Previously unissued performance featuring Buddy Cage on pedal steel guitar. • With guest guitarist David Rea (Gordon Lightfoot, Fariport Convention). • Taken directly off the master reels in the NRPS Archive and mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. • Liner notes by NRPS Historian Rob Bleetstein with rare photos. The New Riders of The Purple Sage were regarded as America’s favorite psychedelic cowboy band in the early 1970s. What had started as a chance for the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia to learn pedal steel guitar as he accompanied singer John “Marmaduke” Dawson and his unique songbook of classic Americana tunes, had become it’s own entity by 1972. With the addition of Buddy Cage on pedal steel to replace Garcia, 1972 saw two studio releases in the forms of Powerglide and Gypsy Cowboy. Emerging from the shadow of the Grateful Dead after opening countless shows for them, not only where the New Riders becoming a bona fide live act to contend with, but their performances were earning them a loyal and rabid following on the East Coast, especially in the New York Tri-State area. Captured at the late show from November 23, 1972, at the Academy of Music, Thanksgiving In New York City features the band in the midst of an energetic and highly regarded tour. Along with Dawson classics like “Henry, ” “Portland Woman, ” and “Last Lonely Eagle, ” lead guitarist David Nelson and bassist Dave Torbert also bring some Bluegrass (“She’s No Angel”) and R&B (“I Don’t Need No Doctor, ” “Willie And The Hand Jive”) to the mix. An evening with New Riders of the Purple Sage in downtown Manhattan offered music fans a musical panorama that continually upped the ante of the potential of country meets rock with a psychedelic twist. This concert from 1972 began what would be an annual engagement over the Thanksgiving holiday in New York City for the following three years. It was a family vibe of a whole other nature when the New Riders came to town. Crank it up and enjoy the musical feast that is Thanksgiving In New York City!



TOOL
Expanded Book Edition. Fear Inoculum is the long awaited 2019 album from Tool, and the band’s first new album in 13 years. The Expanded Book Edition includes five 3D lenticular cards featuring exclusive graphics, 56 page booklet with additional art and an access card to download the groundbreaking immersive visual experience, “Recusant Ad Infinitum.”



Harry Styles: Fine Line
the sophomore solo album from the British artist best known for his work with boyband One Direction. Includes the singles “Lights Up” and “Watermelon Sugar”.



Judy Collins !
What a voice: holiday release featuring folk legend Judy Collins joined by Norwegian singer-songwriter Jonas Fjeld and North Calina bluegrass revivalists Chatham County Line. Blending folk, bluegrass, country and traditional music, these three powerhouse musical figures have crafted an unconventional holiday release centering on wintry vignettes rather than carols and hymns yet it carries the spirit of the holidays throughout. Fjeld and CCL have toured together and recorded two albums together both of which went gold in Norway!



Blake Shelton: Fully Loaded !
collection from the country music vocalist. The album features four new songs – including Blake’s #1 hit, “God’s Country” – along with nine of his previous hits. Shelton has been the recipient of nine Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, one CMT Artist of the Year award, and seven CMT Music Awards. He has also received eight American Country Awards, three People’s Choice Awards, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and one iHeartRadio Music Award, among others.



Flaming Lips: LIVE at Red Rocks
Live release. On May 26, 2016, The Flaming Lips performed their classic album The Soft Bulletin in it’s entirety with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. The Flaming Lips (Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, Derek Brown, Jake Ingalls, Matt Kirksey and Nicholas Ley) were accompanied by a 69-piece orchestra and 56-strong Chorus. The performance was conducted by the internationally celebrated conductor Andre de Ridder. The Flaming Lips performed the 12-track album in it’s original sequence with new arrangements for each song that use the orchestra and chorus to great effect. This entire concert was produced by The Flaming Lips, Scott Booker and their long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann. This resulting live album is being released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Soft Bulletin, originally released in 1999. The album was the band’s breakthrough moment and featured the hit singles “Race For The Prize” and “Waitin’ for a Superman”.



Pink Floyd : The Later Years
Pink Floyd built their legend starting in the late ’60s and soared into the stratosphere in the ’70s, but their later period is no artistic or commercial slouch. The music created by David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason from 1987 onwards has generated record sales of more than 40 million worldwide, and fully ensconced Pink Floyd in rock music’s pantheon. Now, the band’s 1987-2019 period is getting it’s first comprehensive retrospective-but let’s start small here, with the highlights edition of The Later Years. Feature 24-page booklets full of rare and unseen photos, to go with “Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5,” “Comfortably Numb,” “Wish You Were Here” (last three are live at Knebworth 1990), “High Hopes” (early version), “Marooned Jam” (last two are Division Bell session), “One Slip,” “On the Turning Away,” “Sorrow,” “Us and Them,” “Run Like Hell,” “Learning to Fly” (last five are 2019 remixes, and the last three of those are the Delicate Sound of Thunder versions) and “Lost for Words” (Pulse tour rehearsal).

NEW RELEASES Out November 22, 2019 (now)


Leonard Cohen: Thanks For The Dance
posthumous release from the late singer/songwriter. Produced by Leonard’s son Adam, and engineered and mixed by Michael Chaves, the duo also worked together with Leonard on the 2016 album You Want It Darker. Thanks for the Dance is not a commemorative collection of B sides and outtakes, but an unexpected harvest of new songs, exciting and vital, a continuation of the master’s final work. This remarkable album was made in many places. Javier Mas, the great Spanish laud player who accompanied Leonard on stage for the last eight years of touring, flew from Barcelona to Los Angeles to capture the artist’s spirit on Leonard’s own guitar. In Berlin, at a musical event called People Festival, Adam invited friends and comrades to lend their ears and talents. Damien Rice and Leslie Feist sang. Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire played bass. Bryce Dessner of The National played guitar, the composer Dustin O’Halloran played piano.



David Byrne on Broadway !
David Byrne’s sold out international tour in support of his first-ever chart-topping album, American Utopia, was the most critically-lauded tour of 2018, with fans and critics comparing it to his legendary Stop Making Sense tour with the Talking Heads. As an encore, David Byrne will be unveiling David Byrne’s American Utopia on Broadway, which will play a strictly limited engagement on Broadway at the intimate Hudson Theatre from October 4, 2019 through January 19, 2020, with the official opening set for October 20, 2019. In conjunction with the show launch, we will be releasing the original cast recording from the show which includes songs from American Utopia along with songs from Talking Heads and his solo career.



Beck: Hyperspace
Hyperspace’s new dimensions in sound are the result of Beck’s most collaborative efforts to date. Seven of the album’s 11 tracks – including singles “Uneventful Days” and “Saw Lightning” – features co-writing/co-production from Pharrell Williams. “See Through” is co-written/co-produced by frequent collaborator Greg Kurstin, “Stratosphere” features back-up from Chris Martin, the album’s title track features guest vocals from Terrell Hines, and “Die Waiting” features backing vocals from Sky Ferreira.



Gang Starr: One of the Best Yet
the seventh and final album from iconic hip hop duo Gang Starr. The 16 track album, their first since 2003, was produced entirely by DJ Premier with vocals from the one and only Guru, recorded before his untimely passing in 2010. Album guest features include Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5′ 9″, Ne-Yo, M.O.P., Jeru The Damaja, Big Shugg, and Freddie Foxx. Lead single “Family and Loyalty” features vocals from J. Cole. One Of The Best Yet is a momentous album in hip hop for this year or any year.



Coldplay: Everyday Life
is the eighth studio album by seven time Grammy winners Coldplay. The album is divided into two halves: Sunrise and Sunset. Everyday Life includes the singles “Orphans” and “Arabesque”.



Rod Stewart With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra :You’re In My Heart
pairs classic vocal tracks from his most popular songs with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The result is a timeless record that retains the power, soul and passion that have fueled Stewart’s legacy from the start. The album also features a new version of the hit song “It Takes Two” featuring pop-star Robbie Williams and a brand-new song “Stop Loving Her Today” by Rod Stewart.



JIMI !
Over the course of four extraordinary years, Jimi Hendrix placed his indelible stamp upon popular music with breathtaking velocity. Measured alongside his triumphs at Monterey Pop and Woodstock, Hendrix’s legendary Fillmore East concerts illustrated a critical turning point in a radiant career filled with indefinite possibilities.
Songs For Groovy Children assembles all four historic debut concerts by Jimi Hendrix’s newly assembled Band of Gypsys at New York’s Fillmore East on New Years Eve 1969 and New Years Day 1970.Presented in their original performance sequence and encompassing 43 tracks across 5 CDs, the set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially.
Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like “Earth Blues” and “Stepping Stone,” as well as Experience favorites inclusive of “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Wild Thing,” “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze.” Additionally, exciting new versions of Howard Tate’s “Stop,” “Steal Away,” by Jimmy Hughes and a searing “Bleeding Heart” by Elmore James highlighted the command that the trio had over blues & R&B music.
The lavish package is filled with unseen photos and remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author/journalist/filmmaker Nelson George. Songs For Groovy Children was produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott – the trio that has overseen every project for Experience Hendrix since 1995. The box set was mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman.



Grateful Dead: Ready or Not
LIVE archive release featuring nine unreleased performances from the early ’90s, presenting what the next Grateful Dead studio album may have been. The collection focuses on the best unreleased live versions of these late-period gems, all mastered from the original digital soundboard tapes. Recorded live between 1992 and 1995, Ready Or Not spotlights performance by the final Grateful Dead lineup: Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and new keyboardist Vince Welnick.



The Irishman Soundtrack
Martin Scorsese’s latest gangster flick, The Irishman, continues the tradition of pairing fantastic needle drops with his storytelling, making for an aural landscape that uses songs to help accentuate jumps in time and location. Working in consultation with longtime collaborator Robbie Robertson, his latest film contains numerous songs both popular and obscure that help tell the story of Frank Sheeran.



Danny Brown : Uknowhatimsayin¿
marks a buoyant new chapter in Danny’s career, a transitional and celebratory moment. His profile has grown since Atrocity and now armed with a cable TV show and a co-sign from one of rap’s icons, we will look to solidify his positioning as a ubiquitous entertainer, independent rap hero, and one of the essential cultural voices of this era, while still retaining the edgy, maverick style that makes him a fan-favorite.



Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits
is a unique compilation full of fresh interpretations of songs by the legendary Tom Waits. Aimee Mann, Joseph, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Phoebe Bridgers, Corinne Bailey Rae, Angie McMahon, Courtney Marie Andrews, and more each put their own unique spin on the gravel-voiced songwriter’s work. “… to hear it all through these women’s voices: for me, this is where the whole thing was delivered. I didn’t just want to go to church, I wanted to go to their church. In much the way Burt Bacharach songs often seem most fully themselves in the hands of Dionne Warwick, or Dusty Springfield, or Jackie DeShannon, The Shirelles, Aretha, or Karen Carpenter. Or the way standards feel so fully standard in Ella Fitzgerald’s rendering of the material. The Waits songs I was hearing through these women were breathing differently and deeply. In just the way Dylan cuts the definitive version but never stakes out the song’s territory in a way that leaves no room for majestic covers, the recordings I was gathering were showing me the remarkable strength, the resonance of Waits’ stuff. No one took ownership of the material, it was all on loan, still belonged to Tom Waits. But what a series of loans! And that’s how it is with the very, very best songs. It all brought me back to the Tom Waits I’d begun to see an outline of as a young man, back to the Waits my mother brought into the family dining room. That strange and beautiful character who seemed to belong to no one. Who I now believe belongs to us all.” – Warren Zanes, producer “Tom is a true original as a songwriter, singer and arranger. There just is no one like him. Beneath some of the layers of sound and his truly unique vocal phrasing, are some of the most beautiful and heartfelt songs I’ve ever heard. After some great creative discussions many years back with an old publishing colleague, the concept of focusing on the sheer beauty of these songs by having them interpreted by a group of amazing artists with stunning voices, was a must do project. Fast forward fifteen years later, we were thrilled with the passion and enthusiasm these artists showed when we approached them with the idea, which you can hear in their performances. Truly a musical celebration.” – Scott Robinson, executive producer



Mary Lambert: Grief Creatures
Six Years in the making. Grief Creature is Mary’s most intimate and honest masterwork.



The Rev. Scott H. Biram
Known as The Dirty Ol’ One Man Band, Scott H. Biram has a deceiving penchant for songs about God, religion, and spirituality. Each of the releases across his Bloodshot career has some representation of religious fervor and appreciation for traditional Gospel music – just in some cases, Biram spins them in the perverse, hellbound way that only he can. Sold Out to the Devil is a collection of this particular God-fearing side of Biram.



Motherless Brooklyn Soundtrack
Thom Yorke & Flea, Wynton Marsalis, and Daniel Pemberton are some of the musical heavyweights whose music is featured on the film’s soundtrack. Included on the album are two versions of the song “Daily Battles,” each performed by musical icons of modern music. Thom Yorke (who wrote the song) along with Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms For Peace) performs a sparse and emotionally stunning version. The other version of “Daily Battles” was arranged and performed by jazz trumpet icon Wynton Marsalis, who, along with his hand-picked quintet of heavy-hitter-jazz-stalwarts delivers an instant jazz standard version of the song that conjures images of the 1950’s-era gin-soaked Harlem jazz club seen in the film.



Lee Konitz: Old Songs New
Nonagenarian saxophonist Lee Konitz has been a featured soloist for many decades and has become a legend for his intriguing contributions to many well-known jazz dates with a wide variety of ensembles. Woodwind player, composer and arranger Ohad Talmor has been an important part of Konitz’s musical sphere for the past three decades, providing the elder statesman numerous opportunities to contribute his celebrated alto sound. // Konitz and Talmor have reunited a version of the Lee Konitz Nonet to release a new recording, Old Songs New, where the unique ensemble of winds, strings and percussion comes together to anchor Konitz’s flights of fancy.

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New Music – November 15, 2019

NEW RELEASES Out November 15, 2019 (now):


Lady Antebellum: Ocean
is the eighth studio album by country pop trio Lady Antebellum. Lady Antebellum’s collaboration with Little Big Town, “The Thing That Wrecks You,” is one of 13 songs on Ocean, Lady A’s first record with Big Machine Label Group. Rising artist Tenille Townes is one of the song’s co-writers, along with Daniel Tashian and Kate York. “There’s this theme of returning to the core of who we are – as writers, vocalists and people – that came out in each of these songs,” Lady Antebellum member Dave Haywood explains. “Our time in the studio with Dann had an excitement that felt like we were making our first album all over again.”



Ronnie Wood & His Wild Five : Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry
Ronnie Wood will honor one of his musical heroes with Mad Lad: A Live Tribute to Chuck Berry. The album, released on November 15, 2019 is the first installment of a series of three albums Wood plans to record that pays tribute to those who influenced him.
Recorded in 2018 at the Tivoli Theatre in Wimborne, England, Mad Lad finds Wood and His Wild Five interpreting nine Berry classics, including “Johnny B. Goode,” “Back in the U.S.A.”and “Little Queenie,” with Irish singer Imelda May guesting on three other tracks.
The album also features the Wood-penned “Tribute to Chuck Berry” and “Worried Life Blues,” a Maceo Merriweather song that Berry released as the B-side to “Bye Bye Johnny.”



The Band: 50th Anniversary EXPANDED
Digitally remixed, remastered and expanded two CD edition. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Band’s sophomore album, the band releases this version featuring a new stereo mix of the album by Bob Clearmountain, the previously unreleased complete Live At Woodstock performance from 1969, and 13 bonus tracks including six previously unreleased outtakes and alternate versions.



Bonnie Prince Billy: I Made A Place
Bonnie Prince Billy is the man who is destined to sing a darkness for the rest of time – but not now. Not today. For I Made a Place, his first album of new songs since 2011, he is bringing the lightness to new- and next-generations as well as his longtime friends and fans. It’s a message we dearly need. With a hometown band supplying him the space to be as spare or as expansive as he needs to be, Bonny draws inspiration from a world-spanning set of musics, aiming to lift us up with songs meant to inspire, inform, lend confidence and bring warmth to assailed tribes everywhere. A depth of musical joy as only the Prince can deliver!



Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds: Ghosteen
is the seventeenth studio album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, following 2016’s Skeleton Tree. The album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles. ‘The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents. Ghosteen is migrating spirit.’ Nick Cave.



Slayer Repentless Killogy
Two CDs. 2019 live release. Revenge, murder, bloodshed, and retribution, the Slayer Repentless Killogy is a perfectly packaged story reflecting these values that most look down upon. This is the story of Wyatt who used to run with the wrong crowd. Wyatt is a former Neo Nazi associated with a gang known as The Hand Brotherhood whose signature mark is a bloody handprint left after a murder had taken place. Wyatt left his gang after he fell in love with Gina, a woman who saved his life after a brush with death from those who wanted revenge on him and his gang. Wyatt and Gina go into hiding to start a family and escape his tarnished past. The Hand Brotherhood are not going to let this happen. The Repentless Killogy Short Film is the combination of music videos from Slayer’s last full-length release Repentless, threaded through a film narrative that ends with Slayer performing a sold-out show at Los Angeles’ iconic Forum. Contain the entirety of the concert, consisting of 21 tracks



Snoop Dogg: I Wanna Thank Me
where he addresses his relationship with Suge Knight – thanks himself, and always has a little fun. Album features the likes of YG, Mustard, Russ, Wiz Khalifa, Swizz Beatz, Slick Rick, Chris Brown, Jermaine Dupri and many others!



Stones.
Two CD + DVD. Bridges To Buenos Aires is the latest concert film release from The Rolling Stones’ archive. The full-length show from their five night sell-out residency at the River Plate Stadium in Argentina’s capital city has been restored in full and features a very special guest appearance from Bob Dylan on ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. Filmed on April 5th 1998, by this point, the band had played to over two million people on the first two legs of the tour in North America and Japan.



FKA Twigs : Magdalene
is the second studio album by English singer and songwriter FKA Twigs. It is her first body of work since her EP M3LL155X (2015), and first full-length record since LP1 (2014) Production was handled by FKA Twigs herself, with producers including Jack Antonoff, Metro Boomin, Nicolas Jaar, Kenny Beats, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jeff Kleinman, Skrillex, Sounwave, and Michael Uzowuru. Includes the singles “Cellophane”, “Holy Terrain” (featuring rapper Future) and “Home with You”.



Gene Clark: No Other
Gene Clark’s 1974 masterpiece gets the reappraisal it’s long overdue. On the eve of what would have been American singer-songwriter and Byrds founding member Gene Clark’s 75th birthday comes the reissue of one of his finest works, No Other. Released in 1974 on Asylum Records, a year after the Byrds short- lived reunion, Gene reached for the stars with No Other; a psychedelic rock, folk, country and soul record that famously cost a small fortune to make. Although received warmly by critics, it flopped and was soon deleted, a failure Gene never came to terms with. However, as The New York Times wrote around the record’s 40th anniversary in 2014, “hindsight has burnished No Other, as it has redeemed other albums that went on to be reconstructed as rock repertory, like Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers and Lou Reed’s Berlin,” with the album now being increasingly recognized as one of the greatest of it’s time, if not all time. 45 years on and recently remastered at Abbey Road, 4AD are giving No Other the reappraisal it deserves. The original eight track album is being released in a limited run double CD edition in a hardbound book cover is also coming which includes a bonus disc of alternate studio versions of each track plus a recording of “Train Leaves Here This Morning” (an Eagles hit in 1972, written by Gene and Eagles founding member Bernie Leadon). “One of the greatest albums ever made. Initially celebrated for it’s obscurity, No Other is now celebrated for it’s magnificence. It was in every way a magnum opus: epic, sprawling, poetic, choral, rococo.” -The Guardian UK


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