• New Release Round-Up 09-18-20

    New Releases

    Neil Young - The Times - Warner Records
    The Times is a moving and topical solo acoustic performance, a unique collection of songs, filmed at home during lockdown as part of the raw and personal, Fireside Sessions series.

    Run The Jewels - RTJ4 - BMG Rights Management
    This eleven song, 40 minute powerhouse is their most ferocious and focused effort to date, and sports a lineup of all-star guests including Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, DJ Premier, and Greg Nice. Recorded primarily at Rick Rubin's Shangri-La Studios and the iconic Electric Lady Studios in NYC, RTJ4 represents two years of intensive writing, recording, distilling, and amplifying the most potent elements of their music. The result is a collection of wall-to-wall bangers illuminating the group's unique ability to straddle the worlds of pointed social commentary and raw, boisterous fun.

    Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1

    Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1 - Capitol Nashville
    Keith Urban releases his brand new studio album THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1. The album includes his hit single “God Whispered Your Name” as well as the #2 smash hit “We Were”. Keith won the CMA Entertainer Of The Year in 2018 and he is currently the 2019 ACM Entertainer Of The Year. Keith will be hosting the ACM Awards on Wednesday-September 16th while will air on ABC-TV. “In October 2019 this album title came to me. I liked it because I felt like life was flying by so fast. But music (for me) has always been the place where it slows down and doesn’t even exist. I would never have imagined that, in 2020, this album title would take on a whole new meaning.” - Keith



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    Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman 2

    Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman 2Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman 2Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman 2 - A&M
    50 years after the original made him a global superstar Yusuf / Cat Stevens has rerecorded an entirely new version of his 1970 classic album Tea For The Tillerman. With many of the album’s songs sounding more relevant than ever today, Tea For The Tillerman 2 offers up striking and sensitive new renditions of stone-cold classics like “Father And Son,” “Wild World,” and “Where Do The Children Play?”  



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    Ziggy Marley - More Family Time

    Ziggy Marley - More Family TimeZiggy Marley - More Family TimeZiggy Marley - More Family Time - Tuff Gong Worldwide
    A follow up to 2009's GRAMMY Winning Family Time - Ziggy Marley has bottled the energy of his children and put it into music form! This is a very special piece and have a number of friends guesting on this album, including: Stephen Marley, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Angelique Kidjo, Alanis Morissette, Tom Morello, Lisa Loeb, Busta Rhymes and Jamie Lee Curtis (reading her new book Today I Feel Silly). A portion of proceeds will benefit Ziggy's 501(c)3 URGE - which supports the education, social development and overall well being of the Chepstow Primary School and the One Love Youth Camp, both in Jamaica.



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    Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto

    Thelonious Monk - Palo AltoThelonious Monk - Palo AltoThelonious Monk - Palo Alto - Impulse Records
    After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1968, racial tensions across the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in Cali, wasn't immune. Danny Scher, a junior at the high school, had a dream to have Thelonious Monk perform and help bring about racial unity the community while raising funds for the International Committee. After many twists and turns, the triumphantly successful concert eventually happened. Now available on CD; Softpak w/ booklet & foldable poster.

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    San Cisco - Between You And Me

    San Cisco - Between You And MeSan Cisco - Between You And MeSan Cisco - Between You And Me - Nettwerk Records
    Between You And Me is the fourth album by the indie trio San Cisco, from Fremantle in Western Australia, town of sun-baked sandstone and sea breezes. It's an album two years and at least one sadly remembered love affair in the making. Between You and Me finds the childhood friends' open-hearted/ good times chemistry distilled to it's essence. Nearly 10 years since those first EPs, ARIA nominations and early US and UK inroads, San Cisco have made their most painstaking album sound effortless.  

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    Joan Osborne - Trouble And Strife

    Joan Osborne - Trouble And StrifeJoan Osborne - Trouble And StrifeJoan Osborne - Trouble And Strife - Womanly Hips Records
    Acclaimed singer/songwriter Joan Osborne is back with Trouble And Strife (Womanly Hips Records), her first album of original material in six years. Osborne self-produced the new collection and penned all ten songs, with two co-writes. Trouble and Strife finds the gifted vocalist offering a strong yet uplifting response to some of the socio-political issues plaguing our nation over the last several years. Osborne beautifully balances the weight of her messages with solace and optimism.  Throughout her 25-year, multi-Grammy nominated career, Joan Osborne has never been an artist confined to one space. She has utilized her incredible voice through her own songs while also becoming one of her generation’s finest interpreters. Osborne has shared the stage with artists ranging from Stevie Wonder and Mavis Staples to Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams and she continues to seamlessly blend into any genre. On Trouble & Strife, her tenth studio album, the need for her voice and words has never been stronger.



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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Bright Light Bright Light - Fun City
    Alicia Keys - Alicia
    Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now
    Anjimile - Giver Taker
    Gus Dapperton - Orca
    Butcher Brown - #KingButch
    Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - Live At The Roundhouse
    Osees - Protean Threat
    Semisonic - You're Not Alone EP
    Cults - Host
    Matt Berry - Phantom Birds
    Ace Frehley - Origins, Vol. 2
    David Bowie - Young Americans [Brick & Mortar Exclusive 2016 Remaster Gold LP]
    Brad Mehldau - Suite: April 2020
    Nick Cordero - Live Your Life - Live At Feinstein's / 54 Below
    Ed Harcourt - Monochrome To Colour
    Jealous of the Birds - Peninsula
    Ava Max - Heaven & Hell
    Lauren Alaina - Getting Over Him EP
    Steam Down / Afronaut Zu / Yazmin Lacey - Blue Note Re:imagined - Etcetera / I'll Never Stop Loving You [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]


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    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Deftones - Ohms

    Deftones - OhmsDeftones - OhmsDeftones - Ohms - Warner Records
    Recorded at Henson Studios and Trainwreck Studios, Ohms is an other-worldly body of work meticulously crafted by the 5 piece band. It is a magnificent tour de force and their first album in 4 years since the critically acclaimed Gore LP in 2016. The band, which includes Chino Moreno, Frank Delgado, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham, and Sergio Vega, has produced a dense LP with every member firing on all cylinders. The album also boasts a familiar collaborator in veteran producer and engineer Terry Date, who worked on 1995’s Adrenaline, 1997’s Around the Fur and 2000’s White Pony. All of the above assembles and sets the stage to deliver Ohms; 10 tracks of raw escapism and unparalleled grooves that have made Deftones' sound singular for over two decades.



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    The Buckleys - Daydream

    The Buckleys - DaydreamThe Buckleys - DaydreamThe Buckleys - Daydream - Petrol Records
    The Buckleys, a three-piece band featuring siblings Sarah, Lachlan, and Molly, embody a brand of “hippie country” representing the infectious personality and spirited conscience that the band maintains. The debut album, Daydreamfeatures the singles “Money,” “Leave Me Hanging On,” and the title track “Daydream” which scored a #1 single at Australian country radio, followed by “I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love),” which hit #3. Nominated for New Talent Of The Year Award at the 2020 Country Music Awards Australian.


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    SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One'

    SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One'SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One'SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One' - SM Entertainment Co
    The album features 15 tracks highlighting the group’s energetically hopeful vibe, conveying the members’ collective message that we’re all “Super” and we can overcome any hardship together as “One”. The album, which will be released on Sep 25, includes 1 booklet, 1 CD-R booklet, 1 ID card, 1 ID card holder, 1 postcard, 1 folded poster, and 2 photo cards. This is an official release from SM Entertainment and Capitol Records.



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    Diana Krall - This Dream Of You

    Diana Krall - This Dream Of YouDiana Krall - This Dream Of YouDiana Krall - This Dream Of You - Impulse Records
    Diana Krall's new self-produced album, This Dream Of You, was mixed by Al Schmitt, who worked closely with her to achieve the notable intimacy and immediacy. Performances from 2016-2017 sessions, on which she collaborated with late friend/longtime creative partner Tommy LiPuma. A record for right now but also feels like a movie you might share with someone you know will stay with it until the final reel. As she says, "If But Beautiful is the overture, then `Singing In The Rain' is the end title.



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    Paris - Safe Space Invader

    Paris - Safe Space InvaderParis - Safe Space InvaderParis - Safe Space Invader - Guerrilla Funk
    In this era of reckoning for American policing, increases of racism fostered by the most incompetent president in modern times, and a global pandemic that has affected all areas of life as we once knew it, voices of dissent in entertainment have become more relevant than ever. Enter Paris, arguably one of the most politically outspoken artists in hip-hop history, with his latest album, Safe Space Invader.  Entirely self-produced and released on his own Guerrilla Funk Recordings imprint, Safe Space Invader is a brutal commentary on Black life in 2020 America, touching on the topics of police brutality, racism, gentrification, economic inequality and cancel culture, among others.



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    Nocturnus - The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition)

    Nocturnus - The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition)Nocturnus - The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition)Nocturnus - The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition) - Earache Records
    One of the first bands to overtly combine death metal with atmospheric keyboards, Nocturnus' debut album introduced more technical and progressive elements into the traditional death metal formula without losing any of the brutality. The audio for this vinyl is taken from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range, allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the album a more immersive and dynamic sound than ever before.



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  • New Release Round-Up 09-11-20

    The Flaming Lips - American Head

    The Flaming Lips - American HeadThe Flaming Lips - American HeadThe Flaming Lips - American Head - Warner Records
    American Head is the best and most consistent studio album from The Flaming Lips since the release of their most successful brace of albums The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. Similar to those albums, the 13 songs on American Head are classically structured and features the same sonic and production qualities. Kacey Musgraves (a fan who covers “Do You Realize” in her live set) is featured on “God And The Policeman”.



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    Marilyn Manson - WE ARE CHAOS - Loma Vista
    As chaos envelopes the world, Marilyn Manson penned the perfect prescription. The aptly titled WE ARE CHAOS was written/produced by Manson & Shooter Jennings. Rock & roll icon and painter, Manson continues to infiltrate fashion, film, and music, leaving his fingerprints on modern culture. "Making this record, I had to think to myself: Tame your crazy, stitch your suit, try to pretend that you are not an animal. But I knew that mankind is the worst of them all.

    Delta Spirit - What Is There

    Delta Spirit - What Is ThereDelta Spirit - What Is ThereDelta Spirit - What Is There - New West Records
    The whole story could’ve been written in the stars…  Astrology tells us a “Saturn Return” happens when the planet Saturn revolves back to the same position it held upon our birth. It typically takes almost thirty years. However, in the case of Delta Spirit, it took a little less than fifteen. The enduring California rock quintet—Matthew Logan Vasquez [vocals], Kelly Winrich [multi-instrumentalist, vocals], Will McLaren [guitar], Jon Jameson [bass], and Brandon Young [drums]—realign on their fifth full-length and first album since 2014, What Is There. As much as it reflects their journey thus far, it also ushers them into new territory as both musicians and, most importantly, friends. In the end, Delta Spirit not only return, but move forward together on What Is There.



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    Mastodon - Medium Rarities

    Mastodon - Medium RaritiesMastodon - Medium RaritiesMastodon - Medium Rarities - Warner Records
    Medium Rarities is the first rarities collection from Mastodon covering their entire career. The compilation features one brand new song – “Fallen Torches”. It also includes a bevy of classic covers, soundtrack contributions, instrumentals, B-sides, and live recordings on one complete package for the very first time. Among an eclectic array of covers, the musicians tackle “A Commotion” by Feist, “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” by The Flaming Lips, “Atlanta” by Butthole Surfers, and “Orion” by Metallica. It also features soundtrack cuts such as “White Walker”[from the Game of Thrones inspired mix tape] and the soundtrack song “Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife” [Aqua Teen Hunger Force]. Meanwhile, they get under the hood with instrumental versions of “Asleep in the Deep,” “Toe To Toes,” “Jaguar God,” and “Halloween.”   



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    Matt Costa - Yellow Coat

    Matt Costa - Yellow CoatMatt Costa - Yellow CoatMatt Costa - Yellow Coat - Dangerbird
    Produced by Alex Newport (Death Cab For Cutie, At The Drive In), Yellow Coat is a masterpiece of heartbreak, equal parts lost Sixties AM hits, folk-pop beauty and dark night of the soul music. Taking inspiration from Van Gogh's Dear Theo along with John Steinbeck's A Life in Letters, and stamped with the honesty and intimacy of something not meant to be heard, yellow coat is the product of Matt Costa penning letters to himself about the end of a relationship that lasted almost a decade.  While Yellow Coat may have started as an album about heartbreak, its sense of sadness, continued hope and perseverance also feels completely universal right now. "My songs have always been something that transcends a feeling into something that is healing," Costa adds. "I hope listeners and fans find these songs as personal and honest as they are to me."



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    Elizabeth Cook - Aftermath

    Elizabeth Cook - AftermathElizabeth Cook - AftermathElizabeth Cook - Aftermath - Agent Love Music
    Elizabeth Cook is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter from Wildwood, FL- the New York Times lauds her "a sharp and surprising country singer". A veteran SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio DJ, Cook has hosted her own show, Apron Strings, for over 10 years. She's also a favorite of David Letterman, the host of an upcoming TV show on Circle Network called Upstream, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim's long-running hit cartoon series "Squidbillies".



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    Chad Lawson - You Finally Knew

    Chad Lawson - You Finally KnewChad Lawson - You Finally KnewChad Lawson - You Finally Knew - Decca
    Steinway artist & composer, Chad Lawson's solo work has a relaxed, meditative feel that draws on both the sonorities of classical music and the freeform nature of jazz improv. You Finally Knew, his debut solo piano album for Decca US, was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and features ten pieces he wrote to inspire listeners to take time every day to consciously be still for mental clarity and overall wellness of being.



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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Brothertiger - Paradise Lost
    PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
    PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love - Demos
    Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart [Picture Disc Vinyl Single]
    The Pineapple Thief - Versions Of The Truth
    Reba McEntire - Rumor Has It: 30th Anniversary Edition
    Everything Everything - Re-Animator
    Stray Cats - Rocked This Town: From LA To London
    Logic - No Pressure
    Skillet - Victorious: The Aftermath [Deluxe Edition]
    Suzanne Vega - An Evening Of New York Songs And Stories
    Artemis - Artemis
    Various Artists - Reggae Gold 2020


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Music Releases 09-18-20

Run The Jewels - RTJ4 [2LP]

Run The Jewels - RTJ4 [2LP]

New Vinyl: $32.98
Bright Light Bright Light - Fun City [LP]

Bright Light Bright Light - Fun City [LP]

New Vinyl: $21.98
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Bright Light Bright Light is singer, songwriter, producer and DJ born in Wales, living in NYC and obsessed with pop culture, particularly from the 80s and 90s. Over the course of his 3 commercially released albums he's toured with Cher, Ellie Goulding and John Grant, and toured AND recorded with Sir Elton John, Scissor Sisters and Erasure. He's an avid record collector, DJing pop obscurities he finds on his vinyl treasure hunts at his weekly DJ sets (online on Twitch.tv/brightlightx2 at the moment) that have been praised by Time Out NY. Equally inspired by 80s/90s movies and artists like Kate Bush, Björk, Ace Of Base, Max Richter and Pointer Sisters, he's a music geek at heart, and a renowned artist on stage, currently the first and only unsigned (he runs his own label) artist to perform on Graham Norton's BBC One TV Show.  

Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1

Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1

New CD: $11.99   $10.99
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Keith Urban will release his brand new studio album on September 18th worldwide. The album will include his current hit single “God Whispered Your Name” as well as the #2 smash hit-“We Were”. Keith won the CMA Entertainer Of The Year in 2018 and he is currently the 2019 ACM Entertainer Of The Year. Keith will be hosting the ACM Awards on Wednesday-September 16th while will air on ABC-TV. “In October 2019 this album title came to me. I liked it because I felt like life was flying by so fast. But music (for me) has always been the place where it slows down and doesn’t even exist. I would never have imagined that, in 2020, this album title would take on a whole new meaning.” - Keith

Alicia Keys - Alicia

Alicia Keys - Alicia

New CD: $11.96   $10.96

2020 release, the seventh studio release from the R&B superstar. Alicia features the singles "Show Me Love", "Time Machine", and "Underdog".

Ziggy Marley - More Family Time

Ziggy Marley - More Family Time

New CD: $13.98   $12.98
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CD Version comes with a bonus track - Jamie lee Curtis reading her children's story 'Today I Feel Silly'. A follow up to 2009's GRAMMY Winning Family Time - Ziggy has bottled the energy of his children and put it into music form! This is a very special piece and have a number of friends guesting on this album, including: Stephen Marley, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Angelique Kidjo, Alanis Morissette, Tom Morello, Lisa Loeb, Busta Rhymes and Jamie Lee Curtis (reading her new book Today I Feel Silly). A portion of proceeds will benefit Ziggy's 501(c)3 URGE - which supports the education, social development and overall well being of the Chepstow Primary School and the One Love Youth Camp, both in Jamaica.

Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now [LP]

Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now [LP]

New Vinyl: $19.98

Charli XCX’s ‘how i’m feeling now’ is a completely unique project. Written, recorded and released in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the album invites collaboration in a new way, as fans were welcomed to give feedback on every aspect of the record; from contributing to videos, to songwriting choices, to single selection and more.

San Cisco - Between You And Me [LP]

San Cisco - Between You And Me [LP]

New Vinyl: $24.98
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Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Between You And Me is the fourth album by the indie trio San Cisco, from Fremantle in Western Australia, town of sun-baked sandstone and sea breezes. It's an album two years and at least one sadly remembered love affair in the making. Between You and Me finds the childhood friends' open-hearted/ good times chemistry distilled to it's essence. Nearly 10 years since those first EPs, ARIA nominations and early US and UK inroads, San Cisco have made their most painstaking album sound effortless.

Joan Osborne - Trouble And Strife [LP]

Joan Osborne - Trouble And Strife [LP]

New Vinyl: $24.98
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Acclaimed singer/songwriter Joan Osborne is back with Trouble & Strife (Womanly Hips Records), her first album of original material in six years. Osborne self-produced the new collection and penned all ten songs, with two co-writes. Trouble & Strife finds the gifted vocalist offering a strong yet uplifting response to some of the socio-political issues plaguing our nation over the last several years. Osborne beautifully balances the weight of her messages with solace and optimism.

The album opens with the inspiring “Take It Anyway That I Can Get”, a soulful calling to brazenly live life to the fullest.  “Hand’s Off” is a visceral reaction to the unchecked corruption that is happening before our eyes, while on “That Was A Lie” Osborne takes on the acceptance of misinformation and how it has been weaponized and normalized. Driven by an infectious 1970’s synth riff, “Never Get Tired (Of Loving You)” features a heartfelt message of reassurance for her teenaged daughter during unstable times. Osborne offers a comforting song of hope on the beautiful lullaby, ”Whole Wide World” as she sings, “We could see the whole wide world from here, Lookin’ past the sorrow and the tears, Let me take you to that better place, Let me put that smile back on your face.”

On one of the album’s most important songs, “What’s That You Say” Osborne focuses on immigration and the plight of Ana Marie Rea.  Rea spoke in-depth with Osborne about and the difficulties she and her family faced when coming to America from Mexico seeking asylum, and the challenges since. Rea’s words can be heard throughout the powerful song, spoken in her native tongue.

Throughout her 25-year, multi-Grammy nominated career, Joan Osborne has never been an artist confined to one space. She has utilized her incredible voice through her own songs while also becoming one of her generation’s finest interpreters. Osborne has shared the stage with artists ranging from Stevie Wonder and Mavis Staples to Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams and she continues to seamlessly blend into any genre. On Trouble & Strife, her tenth studio album, the need for her voice and words has never been stronger.

Anjimile - Giver Taker [Maroon LP]

Anjimile - Giver Taker [Maroon LP]

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Maroon Vinyl. On Giver Taker, the gorgeous debut album by Anjimile, death and life are always entwined, wrapping around each other in a dance of reverence, reciprocity, and, ultimately, rebirth. Written by Anjimile Chithambo (he/him, they/them), in collaboration with bandmate Justine Bowe of Photocomfort and New-York based artist/producer Gabe Goodman, the album grapples with sobriety; reconciling trans identity, spirituality, and religious upbringing; and forging gracious new futures that honor complex histories. Giver Taker's evocative pastoral ballads, warm pop songs, and epic choirs owe their heritage to influences ranging from Sufjan Stevens, Madonna, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and The Lion King, all reshaped in Anjimile's vision to invite listeners into the album's vulnerable, generous worlds.

Gus Dapperton - Orca [LP]

Gus Dapperton - Orca [LP]

New Vinyl: $19.98
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If you’ve struggled with the many tentacles of depression and its ability to pull you under and away from family and friends—from your entire world— you’ll recognize that sentiment. It’s the opening line of the lead single, “First Aid” from Gus Dapperton’s upcoming album, “Orca.” In this album, Gus dives into new territory, showcasing his vulnerability in powerful lyrics and personal stories.

“In the past, I’ve written my songs from a place of love and heartbreak. This album is about internal pain and suffering,” he says. Turning the personal into the universal is the sort of magic music has long performed. On “Post Humorous,” Gus recalls childhood moments shared with his sister, singing, “I can’t help thinking about the way we joked in those funeral homes” over crystalline guitar. As the song wrestles with how daunting death is, how strong the temptation is to laugh nervously at it rather than try to confront it with vulnerability, this line from Gus’s childhood becomes something bigger than a memory. It becomes something every listener can share in.

Gus’s creative decisions in pursuit of a raw sound to match these raw emotions didn’t come easily. “I’m a huge advocate for putting myself in vulnerable positions in my music,” he says but admits that confronting these feelings “was a chance to be open that I was afraid of.” But he pushed himself and, with the help of his friends and family, came out on the other side stronger. “It was cathartic to put these emotions into music,” he says. When this album is released in Fall 2020, he won’t be the only one feeling that way.

Butcher Brown - #KingButch [LP]

Butcher Brown - #KingButch [LP]

New Vinyl: $21.98

#KingButch—hashtag proudly attached—is the title of Butcher Brown’s tenth album in the band’s up-from-the-roots legacy, and their first with Concord Records, on the Concord Jazz imprint. The 13 tracks collectively represent a bold step forward for the 5-piece group from Richmond, Virginia. Remaining true to the group’s heady fusion of contemporary hip-hop, ‘70s fusion, ‘60s jazz and funk—even echoes of Southern rock and marching band music show up—#KingButch is a powerfully original statement that reaches across divisions of genre, generation, ethnicity, and geography. Significantly, the new recording also reveals a side of Butcher Brown that’s been developing and is now in full-flower: a song-crafting, studio maturity on a par with their national reputation as an explosive live act.

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - Live At The Roundhouse [2LP]

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - Live At The Roundhouse [2LP]

New Vinyl: $35.98

"Live at the Roundhouse” is unlike any other concert film connected with Pink Floyd. It’s the nearest thing you can get to a time machine, transporting you back to the very earliest days of the band. Nick Mason, the only band member to have played on all of Pink Floyd’s studio albums, returns to the group's earliest records, joined in the line-up by Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken.

 

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets took the drummer back to clubs for the first time in 1967, then to theatres, across the UK, North America and Europe, playing only music his old band had recorded before The Dark Side of the Moon.

 

Captured from the band’s celebrated shows at London’s Roundhouse, where Pink Floyd played some of their most revered early shows in the 1960s, this release features a uniquely thrilling setlist including songs hailing from Syd Barrett’s time with the band. Only four songs from this eclectic roster have ever previously appeared on official live releases by Pink Floyd or its members. Everything else is being experienced for the first time since their original live performances.

Cults - Host [LP]

Cults - Host [LP]

New Vinyl: $22.98

Cults were deep into the process of recording their fourth full-length LP when singer Madeline Follin let a secret slip. At the time, it seemed inconsequential, just a passing comment amongst friends, but in the end, it would prove to be a monumental revelation, one that would change the acclaimed New York duo forever. "In the past, I'd never brought my own music to the table because I was just too shy," says Follin, "but at some point during the sessions, I mentioned that I'd been writing some songs on the side, and our producer, Shane Stoneback, asked me to share them." "When Shane and I heard what Madeline had written, we couldn't believe it," says multi-instrumentalist/singer Brian Oblivion. "The music just floored us." What followed was a radical reimagining, both of the band's sound and it's dynamic, and the result is Cults' utterly mesmerizing new album, 'Host.' Written more collaboratively than ever before and recorded primarily with live instruments for the first time, the collection marks the start of a bold new chapter for the band, one fueled by an ever-deepening trust and a boundless appetite for growth and experimentation. The songs here are deceptively charming, with lush, airy arrangements that belie their dark, weighty lyrics, and the production is rich and multifaceted to match, blending retro and futuristic palettes into a spellbinding swirl of high-def indie rock and lo-fi bedroom pop. As it's title suggests, 'Host' is an exploration of the sinister dynamics at play in a parasitic relationship, but rather than dwell in the discomfort, the record charts a cathartic journey towards freedom and self-reliance, reveling in the power that comes from standing your ground and declaring independence in the face of exploitation and manipulation. "Writing these songs helped me learn to be okay with putting myself out there, with having the confidence to express what I want and what I won't accept when it comes to personal relationships," says Follin. "In a funny sort of way, the music helped me find my voice in the band, too."

Ace Frehley - Origins, Vol. 2 [Blue & White 2LP]

Ace Frehley - Origins, Vol. 2 [Blue & White 2LP]

New Vinyl: $29.98

Ace Frehley, a 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, continues his reflections on a lifetime in music with “Origins, Vol. 2.” No stranger to cover versions throughout his musical history — having recorded, rebranded and repossessed such notable nuggets as “New York Groove,” “Do Ya” and “I Wanna Go Back” over the course of his eight previous studio efforts — this new collection presents a thoughtful and exciting selection of songs that inspired and helped shape the legendary guitarist. Foremost of importance to the original Spaceman is delivering an album his fans will enjoy, but one where every song also has a place in his life’s jukebox.

As the second volume focusing on his musical origins, Ace has also grown since “Origins, Vol. 1” was released in April 2016. That album hit #23 on the Billboard Top200 charts becoming his 4th top-40 and second highest charting solo album — and there’s no questioning Ace’s productivity with this album being his fifth recorded work in a decade! Ace chuckles, “Since I had one covers album under my belt, the process of doing ‘Origins, Vol. 2’ was easier because I had put together a formula, picking guest stars and so-on.” The challenge for him was to put a suitable personal stamp on the material, and “Origins, Vol.

David Bowie - Young Americans [Brick & Mortar Exclusive 2016 Remaster Gold LP]

David Bowie - Young Americans [Brick & Mortar Exclusive 2016 Remaster Gold LP]

New Vinyl: $21.98

Originally released in March 1975, Young Americans was David Bowie’s ninth studio album. To celebrate its 45th anniversary, Parlophone is proud to announce a special limited edition "brick and mortar" exclusive gold vinyl edition of the album. Young Americans was a huge departure for Bowie, creating a sound duringsessions in Philadelphia and New Yorkthat hedescribedas“Plastic Soul.”The album's two hit singles, the title track and the John Lennon co-write“Fame,”are viewed as amongst Bowie's very best with the latter giving him his first US #1.

Jealous of the Birds - Peninsula [Sea Blue LP]

Jealous of the Birds - Peninsula [Sea Blue LP]

New Vinyl: $19.98

Lead single “Young Neanderthal” heralds Jealous of the Birds’ eagerly awaited new album, PENINSULA, due via Canvasback/Atlantic on Friday, September 18. Along with David Wrench (The XX , David Byrne)  the album was produced by Marta Salogni (Björk, Anna Meredith, Georgia Ruth).

The All-American Rejects - The All-American Rejects [LP]

The All-American Rejects - The All-American Rejects [LP]

New Vinyl: $19.98

Vinyl LP pressing. The All-American Rejects is the self-titled debut studio album by American rock band The All-American Rejects, originally released October 15, 2002 by Doghouse Records. Now back in print on original black vinyl.


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Movie Releases 09-22-20

Rick And Morty [TV Series] - Rick And Morty: The Complete Fourth Season

Rick And Morty [TV Series] - Rick And Morty: The Complete Fourth Season

New Blu-Ray: $29.98

Debuting on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block in 2013, this offbeat animated series follows Rick Sanchez, a mentally unstable alcoholic who also happens to be a scientific genius. When he moves in with his daughter, Beth, and her family, Rick finds an instant sidekick in Morty, his teenaged grandson who becomes his companion in a series of wacky adventures involving aliens, robots, alternate realities, and more. Features the voices of Justin Roiland, Chris Parnell, Sarah Chalke.10 episodes on 1 disc. 3 2/3 hrs. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio, DVS; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - Live At The Roundhouse [Blu-ray]

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - Live At The Roundhouse [Blu-ray]

New Blu-Ray: $26.98

"Live at the Roundhouse” is unlike any other concert film connected with Pink Floyd. It’s the nearest thing you can get to a time machine, transporting you back to the very earliest days of the band. Nick Mason, the only band member to have played on all of Pink Floyd’s studio albums, returns to the group's earliest records, joined in the line-up by Gary Kemp, Guy Pratt, Lee Harris and Dom Beken.

 

Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets took the drummer back to clubs for the first time in 1967, then to theatres, across the UK, North America and Europe, playing only music his old band had recorded before The Dark Side of the Moon.

 

Captured from the band’s celebrated shows at London’s Roundhouse, where Pink Floyd played some of their most revered early shows in the 1960s, the film features a uniquely thrilling setlist including songs hailing from Syd Barrett’s time with the band. Only four songs from this eclectic roster have ever previously appeared on official live releases by Pink Floyd or its members. Everything else is being experienced for the first time since their original live performances.


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