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New Releases for the Week of September 18, 2015

Keith Richards: Crosseyed Heart

Keith Richards: Crosseyed Heart

the highly anticipated third solo studio album from the iconic rocker. Singer, songwriter and original member of legendary rock band The Rolling Stones, Richards is a rock legend and is among the greatest guitarists of all time. A majority of the album has been co-written with co-producer Steve Jordan, also featuring Waddy Wachtel on guitar and Ivan Neville on keys. Includes the single “Trouble”.


 

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin: Lost Time

a follow up their previous album, the Grammy nominated, Common Ground. Lost Time, is a collection of blues songs from various artists that inspired the Alvin Brothers at a very early age. Common Ground focused exclusively on Big Bill Broonzy songs. With Lost Time the Alvin brothers dig in to the music of James Brown, Leadbelly, Willie Dixon, Blind Boy Fuller and Leroy Carr, among other greats. But they cover four songs by Big Joe Turner, as tribute to the blues legend t they met as teens, and who became their friend and mentor. Dave Alvin says, “We tried our best to honor all these magnificent musicians, songwriters and singers as well as expose them to new listeners, and perhaps raise some ghosts up from their graves for a minute or two. And, hopefully, my brother and I have also again found some damn lost time.”


 

Dave Rawlings Machine: Nashville Obsolete

Dave Rawlings Machine: Nashville Obsolete

the highly anticipated second album from Dave Rawlings Machine. Recorded on analog tape at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN, Nashville Obsolete features seven original compositions written by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. Produced by Rawlings, Nashville Obsolete highlights the brilliant musicianship of Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch on lead vocals and guitar, Paul Kowert (Punch Brothers) on bass, Willie Watson on vocals and guitar and guest appearances from Brittany Haas (fiddle) and Jordan Tice (mandolin).


 

Lana Del Rey: Honeymoon

Lana Del Rey: Honeymoon

the fourth studio album; Lana began planning the album just two months after releasing her third studio album Ultraviolence (2014) Del Rey collaborated with producers including Daniel Heath, Rick Nowels, Emile Haynie and Justin Parker. The singer revealed the album title to Billboard in January. “It’s very different from the last one and similar to the first two, Born to Die and Paradise,” she said. Honeymoon includes the single “High by the Beach”. Del Rey started songwriting at the age of 18 and signed her first recording contract in 2007. It wasn’t until five years later, upon the release of her second album, that Lana achieved worldwide critical success.


 

Darlene Love: Introducing

Darlene Love: Introducing

the first new album in decades from legendary vocalist Darlene Love. Introducing Darlene Love was produced and arranged by artist/producer/E Street Band great Stevie Van Zandt, and is comprised of all new recordings and features never-before-heard and classic songs from a superstar cast of songwriters eager to showcase one of the most seminal voices in music history. Elvis Costello and Bruce Springsteen contribute two tracks each to the 14-song album, and Stevie Van Zandt penned three songs. Other writers include Jim Webb, Linda Perry, Desmond Child, Joan Jett, longtime songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, Michael Des Barres, and more. The captivating Love brings her iconic vocal delivery to each song, including “Night Closing In” (Bruce Springsteen,) “Still To Soon To Know” (Elvis Costello),”Love Kept Us Foolin’ Around” (Linda Perry), “Who Under Heaven” (Jimmy Webb), “River Deep, Mountain High” (Phil Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich), and “Sweet Freedom” (Barry Man/Cynthia Weil), among others. Inducted in to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2011, the New York Times has called the singer “a thunderbolt voice embedded in the history of rock n’ roll…” and Rolling Stone praised her trademark vocal style as “a rare instrument sturdy enough to vault over Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound.'” The prolific Van Zandt creates a compelling production aesthetic on Introducing Darlene Love, echoing the classic recording style of many early ’60s pop standards.


 

Chris Cornell: Higher Truth

Chris Cornell: Higher Truth

the fifth solo album form multiple Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe Nominated and acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Cornell. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young), Higher Truth displays Chris Cornell’s constant evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman telling human stories which transcend musical genres. Inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians like Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and White Album-era Beatles, Cornell creates a musical universe unlike anything he has done before. Includes ‘Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart’, ‘Let Your Eyes Wander’, ‘Before We Disappear’, ‘Murder Of Blue Skies’, ‘Dead Wishes’ and many more.


 

David Gilmour:  Rattle That Lock

David Gilmour:
Rattle That Lock

Packaged in hard cover bound book with gold foil blocking on cloth spine, along with a 22 page photo/lyric booklet including artist photographs by Kevin Westenberg with album session photographs by Polly Samson. 2015 solo album by David Gilmour, the voice and guitar of Pink Floyd. This is David’s fourth solo album, and the first since 2006’s # 1 album On An Island. The primary lyricist for Rattle That Lock is Gilmour’s long-term writing partner, Polly Samson, and the album is co-produced by David Gilmour and Roxy Music s Phil Manzanera. The striking cover has been art directed by Dave Stansbie.


 

Joe Ely: Panhandle Rambler

Joe Ely: Panhandle Rambler

In the rock ‘n’ roll era, the vast spaces of West Texas have been filled with great music. Joe Ely stands in a musical tradition born out of those gritty, desolate plains. Recently recognized as the Official Texas State Musician for 2016, Ely’s newest is among his most personal albums in an already accolade-laden career. It is a portrait of the land he calls home, the spirited people and stories it produces, and the special sense of destiny it’s very vastness creates.


 

Judy Collins: Strangers Again

Judy Collins: Strangers Again

A unique and extraordinary duets album featuring the unmistakable voice of folk music icon Judy Collins and an all-star assembly of her superbly talented friends performing an intensely moving set of ballads! Guests include country legend Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Jeff Bridges, Glen Hansard (of The Swell Season), Jimmy Buffett, Michael McDonald, Don McLean and more!


 

Lucero: All A Man Should Do

Lucero: All A Man Should Do

Following the release of 2012 s Women and Work, Lucero’s All A Man Should Do contains some of the most resonant lyrics Ben Nichols has ever written. They read like chapters from his life: the duality of relationships, getting older, finding where you want to be in this world and more. Includes the first single “Went Looking For Warren Zevon’s Los Angeles”.


 

Glen Hansard: Didn't He Ramble

Glen Hansard: Didn’t He Ramble

The album is his first in over three years and follows 2012’s solo debut Rhythm & Repose. Didn’t He Ramble was produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Sufjan Stevens), a frequent collaborator of Hansard’s, and Grammy winner and former Frames band-mate David Odlum (Paloma Faith, Tinariwen). The album, which was recorded in New York, Dublin, Chicago and France, is Hansard’s most intimate and elegant record since his work in Once and features guest appearances by John Sheahan (Dubliners), Sam Beam (Iron and Wine) and Sam Amidon.


 

Grateful Dead:  30 Trips Around the Sun,  the Definitive LIVE Story 1965-1995

Grateful Dead:
30 Trips Around the Sun,
the Definitive LIVE Story 1965-1995

features one unreleased live song from each year of the band’s career plus one special re-released track from the band’s earliest recordings, under the name The Emergency Crew. Every year from 1965 – 1995 is represented. Also featured is an essay by Dead aficionado Jesse Jarnow dissecting every track in the collection.


 

Tommy Emmanuel:  It's Never Too Late

Tommy Emmanuel:
It’s Never Too Late

Quality is laced throughout It’s Never Too Late, the first regular studio album featuring Emmanuel completely solo without guests since 2000. An accomplished finger style player, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once.


 

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This is a right away letter, I’ve got to mail it today
Straight to my main inspirer, says ‘Urgent from the USA’
It’s got this heart inside it, the postage is my soul
Contains a message from millions, says ‘Keith don’t go’

Ten thousand guitars wailin’ but it ain’t quite the same
You’ve got a knack for sailin’
And it’s stamped with your own brand name
We’s all sailors, as captain you must know
You bring a message to millions, says ‘Keith don’t go’

I said Keith don’t go, don’t take my fun
Keith don’t go, Keith don’t go
We miss our father Jimi, it’s hard to breathe with that loss
But I still got you brother, don’t nail yourself to a cross
I watch you lead the pack, you put the drive into my soul
You bring a message to millions, says ‘Keith don’t go’
~Nils Lofgren

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New Releases for the Week of September 11, 2015

Gary Clark Jr.: The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

Gary Clark Jr.:
The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

To sum up Gary Clark Jr. Is more challenging every day. He’s a musical universe unto himself, expanding at a nearly immeasurable rate, ever more hard to define – as a mind-blowing guitarist, a dazzling songwriter and engagingly soulful singer. He became the first artist ever recognized by the Recording Academy with Grammy Award nominations in both the rock and R&B categories for the same album in the same year, winning the latter: Best Traditional R&B Performance” – “Please Come Home” (from the album Blak And Blu). Rolling Stone dubbed Clark “The King of the Summer Festivals” as he captivated audiences from Coachella to Glastonbury, Lollapalooza to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, from Metallica’s Orion Festival to Jay-Z’s Made in America, and of course his hometown Austin City Limits Festival, where he his band set a daytime attendance record.


Slayer: Repentless

Slayer: Repentless

For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two-time Grammy-winning band has also accumulated an abundance of Certified Gold Albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing it’s extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of it’s contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.


Beirut: No No No

Beirut: No No No

the first collection of new material from Beirut since 2011’s well received Rip Tide. Coming four years after ‘The Rip Tide’, and recorded over a two week period during one of the coldest New York winters – with blizzard after blizzard raging outside – ‘No No No’ is Condon’s most vibrant and spirited record to date.


Shemekia Copeland: Outskirts of Love

Shemekia Copeland: Outskirts of Love

Shemekia returns to Alligator with a new release celebrating her continuing mastery of roots music styles from blues and soul to rock and Americana. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons (guitar on a smoldering version of “Jesus Just Left Chicago”), Robert Randolph, Alvin Youngblood Hart and Will Kimbrough guest, but it’s Shemekia and her commanding vocals that dominate the performances on new original material, plus songs by John Fogerty, Albert King, Jesse Winchester, Jessie Mae Hemphill and her father, Johnny Copeland.


Chick Corea & Béla Fleck: Two

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck: Two

Two CD release. Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians, and band leaders, meet once again in an historic duet of piano and banjo. This live album combines Corea and Fleck’s classic tunes with the music from their Grammy-winning album The Enchantment! With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this album captures the casual, intimate playing by both legends from different musical worlds.


Shannon & the Clams: Gone by the Dawn

Shannon & the Clams:
Gone by the Dawn

the newest Shannon and the Clams album, is their best work to date. The music is complex, the lyrical content is emotionally raw and honest, and the production is the strangest it’s ever been. The album was written as one member was recovering from a serious breakup and another was deep in one. The lyrics reflect it, and the entire album is dripping with sadness, pain, and introspection. Gone By The Dawn was produced by Sonny Smith. .


Ben Folds: So There

Ben Folds: So There

Ben Folds music has taken another turn, firmly embracing strings and chamber music yet still maintaining a passion for his love of pop. So There will consist of eight chamber pop songs with the very talented yMusic Ensemble, a critically acclaimed classical sextet from New York who helped Ben bridge his pop/chamber rock songs with the concerto. In 2013, he composed “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra” to critical acclaim. Since then, Ben has continued his global symphony performance quest , So There features that concerto along with a host of new songs that overlap pop and classical worlds with a fresh, exciting sound he has dubbed “chamber rock.”


PLUS:

Duran Duran

Duran Duran

Jewel

Jewel

Richard Farina Tribute

Richard Farina Tribute

 

Austin Plaine

Austin Plaine

Flaco!!

Flaco!!

Hollywood Vampires

Hollywood Vampires


I’ve got a dusty old pile of vinyl records sittin’ on my floor
I’ve played each one of ’em over and over a dozen times or more
All I’ve got is a beat up chair a mattress a fork and another to spare
And that dusty old pile of records on my floor
I got Willie, Waylon and Woody Guthrie
Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett and Bobby Gentry
Jerry Jeff, Bob Dylan, Donnie Fritts,
The Dead, The Doors, Patsy Cline, John Prine and more
I got Jackson Browne, Townes Van Zandt, Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Harry Chapin, Guy Clark and Van Halen
I got Rita, Kris, Keith Sykes and Country Joe when
he was singin’ with the Fish you know
I got Emmylou, U2 and Arlo,
James Taylor, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Mojo Nixon,
Hendrix, Haggard and a whole lot more
In that dusty old pile of vinyl records I got sittin’ on my floor
One time in San Francisco
I was standin’ in an airport line
In one bag I had all my clothes and in the other was
all them ol’ records of mine
The lady said I could only bring one bag
I had two, Oh what a drag
I had to jump on the plane and leave all my clothes behind
But I got Willie, Waylon and Woody Guthrie
Jimmy Buffett, Lyle Lovett and Bobby Gentry
Jerry Jeff, Bob Dylan, Donnie Fritts,
The Dead, The Doors, Patsy Cline, John Prine and more
I got Jackson Browne, Townes Van Zandt, Zeppelin, Lynyrd Skynyrd
Harry Chapin, Guy Clark and Van Halen
I got Rita, Kris, Keith Sykes and Country Joe when
he was singin’ with the Fish you know
I got Emmylou, U2 and Arlo,
James Taylor, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Mojo Nixon,
Hendrix, Haggard and a whole lot more
In that dusty old pile of vinyl records I got sittin’ on my floor
Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Richie Havens and the Who
Aretha, Prince, Gram Parson, the Burrito Brothers too
John Lee Hooker and Bill Monroe, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Monroe
Ray Charles, Todd Snider, the Clash and the Ramones
I got all of Booker T’s, Tom T. Hall’s,
Bobby Bare, Belafonte and the New York Dolls,
Billy Joe, Jimmy Croce, Kiss, Crosby Stills and Nash,
John, June and Roseanne Cash
I got Forbert, Fromholtz, Stevie Ray,
T-Birds, Yardbirds, Sam and Dave,
And as some of y’all mighta guessed already
I got piles and piles and piles of Tom Petty
In that dusty old pile of vinyl records I got sittin’ on my floor
~Todd Snider

New Releases for the Week of September 4, 2015

The Arcs: Yours, Dreamily

The Arcs: Yours, Dreamily

debut album by this band featuring The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon; also on the album are Kenny Vaughan and Mariachi Flor de Toloache. The Arcs collaboratively wrote and recorded 13 tracks for Yours, Dreamily, with the musicians playing a large array of roles both vocally and instrumentally. Co-produced by Auerbach and Michels, the album was recorded in roughly two weeks through spontaneous, informal sessions across the country at the Sound Factory in Los Angeles, the Diamond Mine in Queens, Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, and in a lounge room at Electric Lady in Manhattan. Tchad Blake mixed the album on his horse farm in Wales.


 

John Mayall: Find A Way To Care

John Mayall: Find A Way To Care

For over 50 years John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, “The Godfather of British blues”. In 2013, John signed with producer Eric Corne’s label, Forty Below Records and has since been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance. This revival continues with the release of a brilliant new studio album titled, Find A Way To Care”, produced by John and Eric at famed House of Blues Studios in Encino, California. John adds harmonica on two songs as well as a classic guitar track reminiscent of Huber Sumlin or Muddy Waters on the latter’s legendary “Long Distance Call”. He is joined by his killer touring band, Rocky Athas (guitar), Greg Rzab (bass) and Jay Davenport (drums).


 

Cecile McLorin Salvant: For One To Love

Cecile McLorin Salvant: For One To Love

includes five original songs as well as Burt Bacharach’s ‘Wives and Lovers,’ and continues to showcase her deep appreciation of the great Bessie Smith with a take on ‘What’s The Matter Now.’ She also sings in French on a song by French singer Barbara from 1965 called ‘Le Mal de Vivre’. McLorin Salvant is superbly supported in her vision by a world-class group of musicians who share her values and play a key role in shaping each performance into an artistic statement. There are no studio tricks or subterfuge here. For One To Love is truly the creation of a singular and unique creative. We present to you with Cecile, the second record in her young and amazing career.


 

Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls

Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls

two CD release from the British metal icons. The Book Of Souls contains 11 tracks and runs 92 minutes – it is the metal maestros’ first ever double studio album. In a career achieving sales of over 90 million albums worldwide, The Book Of Souls is the band’s 16th studio album since their 1980 eponymous debut charted at #4 in the UK. The album was recorded at Guillaume Tell Studios, Paris, which they had previously used for 2000’s Brave New World, with regular producer Kevin Shirley in late summer 2014. Their previous studio release, 2010’s The Final Frontier, was Maiden’s most successful album chart-wise, reaching #1 in 28 countries and their highest chart debut in the U.S. (#4).


 

Fred Hersch: Solo

Fred Hersch: Solo

 

Lou Barlow: Brace The Wave

Lou Barlow: Brace The Wave

Five Finger Death Punch: Got Your Six

Five Finger Death Punch: Got Your Six

Lizz Wright: Freedom & Surrender

Lizz Wright: Freedom & Surrender

Public Image Ltd.: What The World Needs Now

Public Image Ltd.: What The World Needs Now

Against Me!: 23 LIVE Sex Acts

Against Me!: 23 LIVE Sex Acts


 

Friday’s New Releases, August 28, 2015

NEW RELEASES
for the week of August 28, 2015:


Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There

Yo La Tengo: Stuff Like That There

Rare is the band that can cover themselves. Rarer is the band that would even think of it and rarer still is a band that would return to the conception and re-imagine its first breakthrough record. Stuff Like That There, a fourteen song collection of covers, originals and reworking(s) happens to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Yo La Tengo’s landmark 1990 album, Fakebook.


 

The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

The Weeknd: Beauty Behind the Madness

is the second studio album by The Weeknd. The album features guest appearances from Labrinth, Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey. Three singles have been released from the album: “Often”, “The Hills” and “Can’t Feel My Face”. “Earned It”, a single from Fifty Shades of Grey: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, is also included on the album. Abel Tesfaye – known by his stage name The Weeknd – is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer. In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to YouTube under the name The Weeknd. He released three nine-track mixtapes throughout 2011, which were critically acclaimed. The following year, he released a compilation album Trilogy, consisting of remastered versions of the mixtape material and three additional songs. In 2013, he released his debut studio album Kiss Land.


 

Jimi Hendrix Experience: Freedom Atlanta Pop Festival

Jimi Hendrix Experience:
Freedom Atlanta Pop Festival

Two CD set. About 100 miles south of Atlanta, next to a field just outside the town of Byron, there stands a plaque erected by the Georgia Historical Society marking the location of the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, where from July 3-5, 1970, “Over thirty musical acts performed, including Rock Icon Jimi Hendrix playing to the largest American audience of his career.” Despite the overwhelming attendance (estimated to be 300, 000-400, 000), the festival and Hendrix’s performance in particular, has not received it’s due in terms of historic importance and impact until now. This is the soundtrack to that performance, which also serves as a companion to the Electric Church DVD release.


 

Beach House: Depression Cherry

Beach House: Depression Cherry

Beach House is Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. Depression Cherry is their fifth full-length record. This record follows the release of their self-titled album in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010 and Bloom in 2012. Depression Cherry was recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana from November ’14 through January ’15.


 

Foals: What Went Down

Foals: What Went Down

All of the truly transformative and era-defining albums have grappled with questions that are a world away from the bland bleatings of homogenized pop. Permanence and impermanence, life and death, solitude, vulnerability, intimacy, passion, rage, humanity; weighty issues that make demands of the people creating that music, and of all those who listen to it, too. What Went Down confronts these issues head-on.


 

Motorhead: Bad Magic

Motorhead: Bad Magic

Bristling with thunderous attitude, and some of the fiercest rhythms and riffs that’ll assault your ears this year, Bad Magic demands that you fall to your knees and pray heartily that your senses don’t get completely pulverized, because big-rig head crushers like the totemic and Motoranthemic ”Thunder And Lightning” show that Motorhead are as strong, mean, loud, relentless, uncompromising and goddam heavy as ever.


 

Atlas Genius: Inanimate Objects

Atlas Genius: Inanimate Objects

Produced by Atlas Genius and Frederik Thaae, Inanimate Objects is the follow-up to the band’s 2013 full-length debut, When It Was Now, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as a “spritely, melodic debut album”. After being discovered by the blog Neon Gold, the band was signed to Warner Bros. Records and began 18 months of non-stop touring, including two national headline tours, opening for Imagine Dragons and Silversun Pickups and playing festivals like Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Sasquatch, Firefly and many others. They also performed on numerous television shows, including The Tonight Show With Leno, The Late Show With David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and Jimmy Kimmel Live!


 

The Essential Van Morrison

The Essential Van Morrison

The Essential Van Morrison
Two CD collection from the legendary Irish singer, songwriter and rock icon. Includes solo material like “Brown Eyed Girl’ plus his first real commercial break-through: ‘Gloria’ by Them, the band he fronted just prior to his successful solo career.


 

Destroyer: Poison Season

Destroyer: Poison Season

On August 28, Destroyer returns with a new full-length, Poison Season. In addition, a two-song 12-inch that includes a remix of album track ‘Forces From Above’ and the orchestral version of ‘Times Square, Poison Season’ will be released as a companion to the record. Poison Season opens with Vancouver native Dan Bejar swathed in Hunky Dory strings.


 

Robert Cray: 4 Nights of 40 Years LIVE

Robert Cray: 4 Nights of 40 Years LIVE

Contemporary blues icon Robert Cray will be celebrating his 40 years of performing with an incredible live release, ‘4 Nights of 40 Years Live’ on 28th August 2015. This live album was recorded at Venture, Belly Up, Saban Theatre and his rehearsal studio in Dec 2014. 4 Nights of 40 Years Live contain 90 minutes of concert footage from multiple camera angles creating an incredible perspective. It also contains personal in-depth interviews with Robert Cray, his band members and testimonials from legends as Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Keith Richards, Jimmie Vaughan and Bonnie Raitt.


 

Nile: What Should Not Be Unearthed

Nile: What Should Not Be Unearthed

The reigning kings of technical, historically- themed brutality are back! Mixed by Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Queen, Thin Lizzy etc) and produced by the band, ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed’ is Nile’s 8th full-length release and another testament in the band’s crushing catalog. Unlike 2012’s ‘At the Gate of Sethu’, which was surgically precise and musically technical, the goal of Nile’s upcoming full-length is utter heaviness and memorable songwriting while maintaining the kind of musicianship the long standing death metal visionaries have been known for. Artwork was handled this time by Michael ‘Xaay’ Loranc (Behemoth Necrophagist etc).


 

Kottonmouth Kings: Krown Power

Kottonmouth Kings: Krown Power

Three years in the making KMK’s Krown Power shows the world why they remain one of the great stories of determination. Krown Power (Feat. ICP, Twiztid, HE’d PE) helps elevate the music to a new level. KMK’s legacy spans 20 years with millions of record sold. KMK has created one of the most radical & dedicated fan bases in history. This is an exciting time for the band now that they have reclaimed their entire catalog and are launching United Family Music, a label with many exciting new artists.


 

Steep Canyon Rangers: Radio

Steep Canyon Rangers: Radio

 

The Grammy Award-winning band unveils their highly anticipated ninth studio album, Radio, a project that further illustrates the band’s dynamic songwriting, instrumental virtuosity and high-energy performance. SCR are also known for collaborations with actor/comedian and respected banjo player Steve Martin and esteemed singer/songwriter Edie Brickell. Radio was produced by 14x Grammy winner Jerry Douglas (John Oates, Alison Krauss) and recorded at Asheville, NC’s Echo Mountain Recording Studio.


 

Mike Krol: Turkey

Mike Krol: Turkey

In bowling’s hallowed alleys, a strike is the minor miracle of all ten pins falling at once. Back-to-back strikes make a double. Do it a third time and you’ve got yourself a turkey. History will decide which sports metaphor to apply to Mike Krol’s first two records, I Hate Jazz (2011) and Trust Fund (2013). But as needle meets groove on Turkey-Krol’s first record for Merge-there is no ambiguity. A shiny black ball tumbles past the suburban strip malls of a polyester Wisconsin and veers precariously close to an East Coast gutter before gathering momentum in a physics-defying sprint for the Pacific. California is where the headpin falls-the right velocity, the perfect geometry, the bowler’s intent beautifully realized in a noisy moment of awesome destruction. Mike Krol got his bike stolen and his heart broken. He bailed on graphic-design-as-career. He kept playing drums and guitars, and he kept writing songs about the stuff he hated and the stuff he loved. Leaving Milwaukee for Los Angeles, he took a few years’ worth of wrong turns. But when he showed up at a studio in Sacramento in March 2014, he had his affairs in order. Plug the vocal microphone into a guitar amp. Plug the guitar into an overheating box of vacuum tubes. Put the computer in the closet. Roll the tape.


 

Faces: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (1970-1975)

Faces: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (1970-1975)

2015 five CD set. You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (1970-1975) includes: The First Step (1970), Long Player (1971), A Nod Is as Good as a Wink… to a Blind Horse (1971), and Ooh La La (1973), and features unreleased bonus tracks included with each album. Despite their hard-partying reputation, the band was a formidable powerhouse and could play it all-blues, soul, funk, country and boogie. These albums showcase that incredible range from bar stool anthems like “Had Me A Real Good Time,” “Miss Judy’s Farm,” and “Stay With Me,” to tender ballads that will leave you crying in your beer like “Ooh La La,” “Love Lives Here” and “Glad And Sorry.” The Faces came together in 1969 when former Small Faces Ian McLagan, Kenney Jones and Ronnie Lane hooked up with ex-Jeff Beck Group vocalist Rod Stewart and guitarist Ronnie Wood. The group’s impact on music has only deepened since it’s break up in 1975. In recognition of the Faces’ influence, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the group in 2012.


 

Dangerdoom: The Mouse and the Mask

Dangerdoom: The Mouse and the Mask

10th Anniversary re-issue of The Mouse and the Mask in original custom frosted plastic packaging. Guest features from Talib Kweli, Cee Lo Green, Ghostface Killah.?


 

The End of the Tour Soundtrack

The End of the Tour Soundtrack

Lakeshore Records’ soundtrack album for the indie drama The End of the Tour. The album features the film’s original music composed by Danny Elfman (Spider-Man, Batman, Good Will Hunting, Silver Linings Playbook). Also included are the songs from the film by artists including R.E.M, Felt, Tracey Ullman, Fun Boy Three and Brian Eno. The soundtrack was released on August 28. Set against the film’s wintry Midwestern landscape, Elfman delivers a resonant and highly textural score that seesaws between glacial dissonance and subtle, glimmering optimism. A mix of dense strings, elegant piano, and strange glassy overtones, it manages to convey a feeling of heft while remaining surprisingly light on it’s feet. Strewn between Elfman’s cues are tracks by R.E.M., Brian Eno, Felt, Tindersticks, and others. The End of the Tour is directed by James Ponsoldt and stars Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Joan Cusack and Ron Livingston. The movie tells the true story of Infinite Jest author David Foster Wallace, who committed suicide in 2008, during a book tour at the start of his fame and his rivalry with Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky, who accompanied Wallace on the tour. The drama premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.


 

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A Face For Radio

Daedalus Howell in conversation with Doug Jayne,
radio host and the co-owner of The Last Record Store in Santa Rosa, CA.

Friday’s New Releases, August 21, 2015

NEW RELEASES
for the week of August 21, 2015:

Wilco: Star Wars

Star Wars is Grammy-award winning Wilco’s ninth studio album and it’s first since 2011’s The Whole Love. Wilco is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary and has recently released two anniversary-related collections: Alpha Mike Foxtrot and What’s Your 20?. First Single: ‘Random Name Generator’


Jackie Greene: Back To Birth

Jackie Greene: Back To Birth

Greene’s seventh album and his Yep Roc debut – is more than worthy of some serious attention. The 11-song set showcases the multitalented artist’s uncanny knack for synthesizing his deep affinity for multiple American roots styles into timeless, personally-charged music. Armed with a persuasive voice, a vivid songwriting skill and an instinctive mastery of several instruments, Greene has carved out a unique musical niche, and Back To Birth marks another creative landmark in his already-compelling body of work.


Disturbed: Immortalized

Disturbed: Immortalized

After a four year hiatus, Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum hard rock titans Disturbed have announced their return in 2015 with their sixth studio album, entitled Immortalized. The album follows 2010’s gold-certified Asylum, Disturbed’s fourth consecutive #1 on the Billboard Top 200, and the group’s subsequent four-year hiatus, which gave members David Draiman [vocals], Dan Donegan [guitar], Mike Wengren [drums], and John Moyer [bass] the necessary reprieve to make this imminent and deliberate return. The album includes the single ‘The Vengeful One’ as well as ‘The Eye Of The Storm’, ‘What Are You Waiting For’, ‘Save Our Last Goodbye’, ‘Who Taught You How To Hate’ and more.


Bon Jovi: Burning Bridges

Bon Jovi: Burning Bridges

the 13th album by AOR/arena rock band Bon Jovi. Burning Bridges is the first album without founding member Richie Sambora, who left the band in 2013. According to Jon Bon Jovi, the album serves as a “fan record” to tie in with an accompanying international tour: “It’s songs that weren’t finished, that were finished, a couple of new ones…” The first single, ‘Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning’, was originally written during The Circle sessions but finally finished for this album. The second single, ‘We Don’t Run’, is a drum and bass driven rock song.. Unlike the previous single, this song was written exclusively for Burning Bridges.


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

New release from the Denver-based outfit. Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats practically explodes with deep, primal and ecstatic soulfulness. You don’t just listen to this record-you experience it. So it’s fitting that the self-titled album will bear the iconic logo of Stax Records, because at certain moments Rateliff seems to be channeling soul greats like Otis Redding and Sam & Dave. But as this gifted multi-instrumentalist honors the legacy of the legendary Memphis label, he’s also setting out into audacious new territory. Nathaniel and Co. Have previously released albums as Nathaniel Rateliff & The Wheel. Includes ‘I Need Never Get Old’, ‘Howling At Nothing’ and many more.


Wynton Marsalis: Live In Cuba

Wynton Marsalis: Live In Cuba

Live In Cuba captures nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis and the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s dazzling first – and only – performances in Cuba, where they explored the profound connections between American jazz and Afro-Cuban music, from bebop to bolero and beyond. The historic concert is now another first: it’s the debut, double disc release from Blue Engine Records, a new label dedicated to preserving and promoting jazz. Recorded in front of clamorous, sold-out crowds over three nights at Havana’s Mella Theatre in October 2010, Live in Cuba finds the The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performing Ellington standards, Afro-Cuban numbers, and distinctly modern compositions from the band members. Live in Cuba is a document of two nations’ indelible cultural connections, of a journey into uncharted musical territory, and of some of the world’s most virtuosic musicians sharing a stage.


Rob Thomas: Great Unknown

Rob Thomas: Great Unknown

the highly-anticipated album from the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and Matchbox Twenty frontman. Produced by a remarkable roster of studio all-stars including longtime collaborator Matt Serletic, Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic, Taylor Swift, Beyonce), Ricky Reed (Jessie, J, Jason Derulo, Twenty One Pilots), and Shep Goodman & Aaron Accetta (American Authors), Rob Thomas is one of the most distinctive artists of this or any other era – a gifted vocalist, spellbinding performer, and accomplished songwriter known worldwide as lead singer and primary composer with Matchbox Twenty as well as for his multi-platinum certified solo work and chart-topping collaborations with other artists.


The Sword: High Country

The Sword: High Country

the fifth album by American heavy metal band The Sword. The album was recorded at Church House Studios in Austin, Texas with producer Adrian Quesada. Over the course of four weeks, they hammered out the album’s 15 tracks in the old converted church. High Country became new territory for The Sword, and they began doing things differently. That approach included more attention to backing vocals and harmonies, implementing more synthesizers and percussion elements, and tuning to E-flat instead of all the way down to C. As a result, the guitars stand out as more vital and vibrant than ever. The Sword’s impact continues to expand. 2012’s Apocryphon debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200, marking their highest entry on the chart. Since first emerging with 2006’s Age of Winters, the group has been extolled by everyone from Rolling Stone and The Washington Post to Revolver and Decibel. Metallica personally chose them as support for a global tour, and they’ve earned high-profile syncs in movies including Jennifer’s Body and Jonas Åkerlund’s Horsemen. However, High Country is the band’s biggest, boldest, and brightest frontier.


Ghost B.C. : Meliora

Ghost B.C. : Meliora

New release from the Swedish metal band. A band rife with contradictions, Ghost B.C. preach extreme Satanic viewpoints over surprisingly lightweight Heavy Metal, and it’s members maintain a strict vow of anonymity, both on record and on-stage, where they obscure themselves under monks’ cowls, except for their lead singer, whose skull-faced makeup, cardinal robes, miter and thurible reflect an anti-Pope, instead. As a result, the band’s rare concerts come across like an occult ritual, and their 2010 debut album, Opus Eponymous, totally defied expectations with it’s surprisingly accessible melodic rock sound, reminiscent of ’60’s Psychedelia, ’70’s doom, and ’80’s New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Just how long Ghost’s musicians will manage to keep their identities secret as their notoriety grows remains to be seen, but that only touches the surface of the band’s multi-layered enigma. While their identities were still cloaked in mystery, the band released their highly anticipated second record, Infestissumam, in early 2013, followed later that Autumn by the Dave Grohl-produced covers EP If You Have Ghost.


Linda Ronstadt: Just One Look

Linda Ronstadt: Just One Look

two CD collection from one of pop, rock and country’s finest vocalists. This chronological collection begins with Michael Nesmith’s timeless “Different Drum” as performed by The Stone Poneys featuring Linda, then jumps forward to the 1973 solo album Don’t Cry Now. From that point on, Just One Look touches on all of Ronstadt’s LPs through 1982’s Get Close. The collection then picks up with 1989’s smash Aaron Neville pairing Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind and concludes with tracks from 1993’s Winter Light. Just One Look includes key hit singles from this period including “You’re No Good, “Tracks of My Tears,” “Heat Wave,” “Blue Bayou,” “It’s So Easy” and “Just One Look.”


Dr. Dre: Compton

Dr. Dre: Compton

Compton (also known as Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre) is the third studio album by American Hip-Hop recording artist, bully, woman abuser and mogul Dr. Dre. “During principal photography of Straight Outta Compton, I felt myself going to the studio and being so inspired by the movie that I started recording an album,” Dre.

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New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

Tuesdays 11:00am / Repeat Wednesdays 7:00pm

Doug Jayne and Brian Griffith
new release hour KRCB-FM New Release Hour

Brian Griffith and Doug Jayne highlight the week’s new musical releases and other fun music-related stuff.
We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11, Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB’s Mid-DayMusic and Our Roots Are Showing programs, sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
Listen at 11 am on Tuesdays or catch the repeat broadcast on Wednesdays at 7 pm

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TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!
Needle Droppings with Doug Jayne
Your second chance to listen in on the discussion comes with Needle Droppings, a weekly new-release segment with our very own Doug Jayne and a rotating panel of music junkies, usually including Michelle Marques of KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording, Comedian Juan Carlos- and more!
Needle Droppings airs Fridays as part of The Drive With Steve Jaxon at 4:20pm on KSRO, at 1350-AM, 103.5-FM, and online at ksro.com. Tune in!

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I am an American aquarium drinker
I assassin down the avenue
I’m hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you?

Let’s forget about the tongue-tied lightning
Let’s undress just like cross-eyed strangers
This is not a joke, so please stop smiling
What was I thinking when I said it didn’t hurt?

I want to glide through those brown eyes dreaming
Take it from the inside, baby hold on tight
You were so right when you said that I’ve been drinking
What was I thinking when I said good night?

I want to hold you in the Bible-black predawn
You’re quite a quiet domino, bury me now
Take off your Band-Aid because I don’t believe in touchdowns
What was I thinking when I said hello?

I’d always thought that if I held you tightly
You’d always love me like you did back then
Then I fell asleep and the city kept blinking
What was I thinking when I let you back in?

I am trying to break your heart
I am trying to break your heart
But still I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t easy
I am trying to break your heart

Disposable Dixie-cup drinking
I assassin down the avenue
I’m hiding out in the big city blinking
What was I thinking when I let go of you?
~ Wilco

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