New Releases for the week of July 17, 2015

Jason Isbell Something More Than Free

Jason Isbell
Something More Than Free

Something More Than Free is the follow up to Isbell’s 2013 celebrated breakthrough album Southeastern, which received overwhelming support from the press and went on to sell over 150,000 copies. Isbell was the subject of stories in outlets ranging from The New York Times Magazine and Wall Street Journal to NPR’s All Things Considered and Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit made multiple television appearances, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan and Austin City Limits. Isbell won Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (‘Cover Me Up ‘) and Album of the Year at the 2014 Americana Music Awards. At David Letterman’s personal request, Jason and his wife, Amanda Shires performed on one of the last episodes of The Late Show in April 2015.


Tame Impala Currents

Tame Impala

the highly anticipated third full length album from the much loved Australian band. Currents is the follow up to 2012’s Lonerism. Kevin Parker, the musician behind Tame Impala, explained that Currents is about the process of personal transformation. He said, “It follows the progression of someone feeling like they are becoming something else. They’re becoming the kind of person they thought they’d never become.” The cover art for Currents was created by Kentucky-based artist and musician Robert Beatty. Parker has said Currents’ designs are based on a diagram of vortex shedding he remembered while trying to visualize the album’s themes. Includes the single ‘Let It Happen’.


Iron and Wine & Ben Bridwell Sing Into My Mouth

Iron and Wine & Ben Bridwell
Sing Into My Mouth

a collaboration between two of Americana’s most respected singer/songwriters. Longtime friends Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses and Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam unveil their first ever collaborative album, Sing Into My Mouth, a homage to 12 songs that have had indelible influence on both of it’s creators. Classics interpreted range from Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody),” Sade’s “Bulletproof Soul” and El Perro del Mar’s “God Knows (You Gotta Give to Get)” – the original having recently been featured on HBO’s Girls – to deep cuts like Them Two’s “Am I a Good Man?”


The Chemical Brothers Born In The Echos

The Chemical Brothers
Born In The Echos

the Grammy winning British duo’s first album in five years. Born In The Echoes quickly remind us of their influence and importance. As electronic music further ingrains itself in the fabric of mainstream music, the band delivers a master class in pushing the boundaries of the genre they helped establish. Having recently collaborated with Lorde & Miguel on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay soundtrack, Born In The Echoes features guest appearances from Beck, St. Vincent, Q-Tip and others. Includes ‘Sometimes I Feel So Deserted’, ‘Under Neon Lights’, ‘Taste Of Honey’ and many more. The Chemical Brothers are still three steps ahead while the rest of the electronic world plays catch-up!


Ratatat Magnifique

Ratatat – Magnifique

Following up on the experimental sounds of LP3 and LP4, Ratatat return to their core guitar-driven sound on Magnifique. Combining the bedrock beats and primordial riffs from their first two albums with the sonic experimentation and production prowess of LP3 and LP4, Mike and Evan arrived at a new plateau with Magnifique.


Sublime with Rome

Sublime with Rome

studio release from Sublime with Rome, the alt-rock group born from the ashes of Sublime. Their last release, Yours Truly, debuted with 35K and has scanned 153K RTD. The album includes the song ‘Sirens’ featuring musical assistance from Dirty Heads.


Galactic Into the Deep

Into the Deep

Hailing from New Orleans, Lousiana – Galactic has been exploring their seemingly limitless musical possibilities for more than 30 years. Since then, the band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other. Into The Deep includes collaborations with artists they’ve made connections with over the last 20 years including Macy Gray, Mavis Staples, JJ Grey, Maggie Koerner and more.


Miles Davis at Newport 1955-1975

Miles Davis at Newport

Deluxe four CD set includes 40-page booklet with authentic and rare photos, plus double-sided foldout poster. Miles Davis At Newport: 1955-1975 Bootleg Series 4 tracks Miles’ ascendance over eight live festival performances spanning 20 years in Newport, New York, Berlin, And Switzerland. This 296-minute program includes nearly four hours of previously unreleased material. Features Miles’ stellar band line-ups in 1955, 1958, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1973, and 1975. Every concert features a who’s who of Jazz! From the ’50s featuring Thelonious Monk and Gerry Mulligan, to Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Paul Chambers, and Jimmy Cobb; to the mid-’60s second great quintet featuring Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams; into the ’70s, rock and R&B-rooted musicians like guitarists Pete Cosey and Reggie Lucas, electric bassist Michael Henderson, Mtume on percussion, plus jazz drummer Al Foster.


Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters Father's Day

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters
Father’s Day

The current Blues Foundation ‘Blues Guitarist Of The Year,’ Ronnie Earl, returns with ‘Father’s Day,’ his 9th album on Stony Plain. For the first time in decades Earl includes a horn section, bringing him back to his early days as front man for Roomful Of Blues. Playing with spellbinding intensity and soul, Earl has a legion of fans that await each new release.


Sly and the Family Sone Live at Fillmore East

Sly and the Family Sone
Live at Fillmore East

Four CD set. Previously unreleased live release recorded in 1968 at the legendary Fillmore East. This box contains both the early and late shows from October 4th and 5th, 1968. On those nights, shortly after the release of the band’s third album Life, Sly & The Family Stone took the stage at Bill Graham’s legendary Fillmore East in New York City. Along with the success of ‘Dance To The Music’, which was released earlier that year and spun off the Top 10 hit of the same name, Sly & The Family Stone were making a name for themselves on the concert circuit, with their dynamic, high energy live performances. Epic Records recorded all four of these concerts (two shows per night) with plans to release a live album that would consist of selections from these performances but the release was shelved until now.

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