• New Release Round-Up 05-26-15

    New Releases 26 May 2015 

    ALLEN STONE - Radius - Capitol 
    On his third full-length album, singer/songwriter Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention. Stone's debut for Capitol Records, Radius marks the follow-up to the Chewelah, Washington-bred 28-year-old s self-released and self-titled sophomore effort, a 2011 album that climbed to the top 10 on Billboard s Heatseekers chart and gained acclaim from renowned rock critic Ann Powers (whose NPR review hailed Allen Stone as meant for those of us who like our R&B slightly unkempt and exceedingly feelingful). Made in collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek, Stone s latest batch of songs capture the warm energy of that creative connection and transport the listener to a higher and more exalted plane.

    A$AP ROCKY - A.L.L.A. At.Long.Last.A$AP - RCA
    Aptly titled, A.L.L.A. At.Long.Last.A$AP is the long-awaited second studio album from A$AP Mob member A$AP Rocky, landing two years after his debut effort and filling the gap as his crew's promised L.O.R.D. album remains unreleased. Previewed by the single "Pretty Flacko 2" plus the Juicy J feature "Multiply," the album is executive produced by Danger Mouse along with Juicy, and features beats from the likes of Nez, Rio, Curtis Heron, A$AP Yams, Clams Casino, and Rocky himself. Guest vocals come from the likes of FKA twigs, Lykke Li, plus Mos Def, who leaves that former stage name behind with one of his first credits as Yasiin Bey.

    LIFEHOUSE - Out Of The Wasteland - Ironworks Music
    For Lifehouse, Out Of The Wasteland is a culmination of their life’s work, a new chapter that serves as the pay-off for having the patience to reconnect with the musical and personal chemistry that took them to the top. “We were at crossroads, and it definitely could have gone a different way,” says Jason Wade. “Going through changes and restarting a brand new season in your life and your career can be scary. But I think everybody is really happy that right now, our hearts are in the right place creatively.” 

    THE VACCINES - English Graffiti - Sony
    The Vaccines 'English Graffiti,' is their first release in three years. The album was recorded in upstate New York, and the 11-song collection is the UK foursome's most accomplished work to date. 'English Graffiti' was produced David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT) and Cole MGN (Ariel Pink, Beck).

    Turbowolf - Two Hands

    Turbowolf - Two HandsTURBOWOLF - Two Hands - SpinefarmTurbowolf - Two Hands
    Welcome to 2015: the year of the wolf.
    Since their formation in 2008, the Bristolian riff-ragers have melted minds with their signature brand of patchouli-drenched punk rock fury. Their live rituals are the stuff of legend: a trapdoor into the cosmic beyond via the uncharted depths of your mind, sound-tracked by the red hot fuzz of crackling speakers and overloaded channels.  After wrapping up a hugely successful last year, which included headlining Live Nation’s ‘Download Freezes Over’ tour as well as crushing stages with chart-toppers Royal Blood, the quartet are set to unleash second album ‘Two Hands’ and excitement in the camp is infectious…  “We were doing it kinda ghetto before this point,” laughs guitarist Andy Ghosh. “We did the exact same thing in terms of recording and writing, but this time we’re a bit older and wiser. It’s just me and Chris making up weird shit! But this time round, we had the opportunity to produce it with Tom Dalgety [Band Of Skulls, Opeth, Royal Blood], who’s an absolute legend, and just really capture it. We have a hard sound to record: everything’s the same frequency just piled on top of each other. White noise, no… brown noise!”
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    Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost Town

    Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost TownEILEN JEWELL - Sundown Over Ghost Town - Signature SoundsEilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost Town
    Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell's music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at its core.  As hard as it is to categorize Jewell's music terms like alt-country, roots-rock, country-noir, and Americana get used a lot it's even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter's powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she's singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well.  Sundown Over Ghost Town's twelve original songs reflect on recent changes in Jewell's life including the birth of her first child and returning to her hometown of Boise, Idaho. The music has a western feel evoking wide open spaces with the generous use of pedal steel and organ.
    Early Listen Available Video Available 

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    Anti-Flag - American Spring

    Anti-Flag - American SpringANTI-FLAG - American Spring - SpinefarmAnti-Flag - American Spring
    Pittsburgh-based punk stalwarts Anti-Flag have always had important, socially conscious messages to convey & musical statements they've been driven to make. That ethos remains intact with American Spring, their Spinefarm Records debut.  American Spring packaging includes essays, personal liner notes, & further information behind the driving forces of each song, detailing ways for us all to take action against injustice in the world.  The American Spring is now!
    Early Listen Available Video Available 

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Robert Pollard - Faulty Superheroes
    Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton
    Admiral Fallow - Tiny Rewards
    Yes - Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two
    Alesso - Forever
    Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love
    Buddy Rich - Birdland
    Rachel Grimes - The Clearing
    Martin Newell - Teatime Assortment
    Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last
    Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize
    John Anderson - Goldmine

    & More .....

    Animal Collective - Prospect Hummer EP
    Big Smo - Rednecks Got It Right
    Honeyhoney - Big Man
    Trey Songz - About You

     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Kid Wave - Wonderlust

    Kid Wave - WonderlustKID WAVE - Wonderlust - PIAS AmericaKid Wave - Wonderlust
    Hailing from the UK, Sweden and Australia, and based in London, the foursome channel '90s American indie gods, injecting pop panache and slacker-rock fuzz into the fray to sidle alongside the likes of Gengahr and Wolf Alice. Dan Austin (Doves, Cherry Ghost) produced the record with them at the Eve Studio in Stockport.
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    Jedi Mind Tricks - The Thief & The Fallen

    Jedi Mind Tricks - The Thief & The FallenJEDI MIND TRICKS - The Thief & The Fallen - Enemy SoilJedi Mind Tricks - The Thief & The Fallen
    After a six year hiatus, the original Jedi Mind Tricks frontman, Vinnie Paz, and producer, Stoupe, have reunited to record the group's eight studio album, ''The Thief & The Fallen.'' Forged in the indie rap Golden Era of the mid-90s, Jedi Mind Tricks' consistency has been unparalleled. For two decades, the name Jedi Mind Tricks has become synonymous with raw, gritty underground hip hop. From their debut album, ''The Psycho-social,'' in 1996 to their seminal sophomore release, ''Violent By Design,'' to their musical expansion on ''Servants and Heaven, Kings In Hell,'' JMT has made an indelible impression on the independent music scene, while arguably forming its own subgenre of rap.
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    Holychild - The Shape of Brat Pop to Come

    Holychild - The Shape of Brat Pop to ComeHOLYCHILD - The Shape Of Brat Pop To Come - GlassnoteHolychild - The Shape of Brat Pop to Come
    Los Angeles brat-pop band, HOLYCHILD debut full-length album, The Shape Of Brat Pop To Come, is out June 2nd via Glassnote Records. Their debut album features single, Running Behind. HOLYCHILD is comprised of Liz Nistico and Louie Diller. They met in college in 2011, have been writing music ever since and call their genre, brat pop. On their debut album The Shape Of Brat Pop to Come, HOLYCHILD takes on nothing less than the idea of power dynamics and inequality be it racial, social status, or gender-motivated. The beats are wild (thanks in no small part to Diller's stint in Cuba studying Afro-Cuban drumming), and the tongues are placed firmly in cheek. Nistico assures that while their message is clear, it's not definitive. After all, we're all humans, right? At the end of the day HOLYCHILD is about posing questions not providing answers. Also, check out the cool GIF Maker they launched on the band’s website which easily lets you create your own GIFs from the music video to share on all your favorite socials: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr.
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    Paradise Lost - The Plague Within

    Paradise Lost - The Plague WithinPARADISE LOST - The Plague Within - Century MediaParadise Lost - The Plague Within
    It is rare for a band to have such a long lasting effect on the musical landscape they exist within. Since their formation in Halifax, West Yorkshire, Paradise Lost have thrived in perpetual darkness; a place where rays of light seldom threaten to break the black clouds, where nightmares last an eternity. And while the course of their sonic evolution has spawned countless others sworn to the dark, ALL pale in comparison to the original gothic metal pioneers.  Returning with opus number fourteen, Paradise Lost are once again refining the chemical equation to their sonic alchemy, with the kind of creative invincibility few can afford. It’s a collection of songs that will surprise even the most seasoned of fans in its ambition: a monochrome miasma of morbidly uplifting anthems and heart-aching melancholia.
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    In This Moment - Rise of the Blood Legion: Greatest Hits, Chapter 1

    In This Moment - Rise of the Blood Legion: Greatest Hits, Chapter 1IN THIS MOMENT - Rise Of The Blood Legion: Greatest Hits, Chapter 1 - Century MediaIn This Moment - Rise of the Blood Legion: Greatest Hits, Chapter 1
    In This Moment have had an almost fairytale ascent to fame – on the surface. The years of hard work, setbacks, heartache and blood aren’t immediately obvious to the casual observer, but then the “Blood Legion” are not your typical fans. They understand and relate to this ethos of a strong work ethic and family above all because they ARE the band’s family.  Ten years, five full-length albums and over 700,000 units moved in the U.S. alone since their auspicious beginnings, and they are on top of the world and the charts. The intensity and vulnerability of frontwoman Maria Brink’s emotional vocals complimented by the catchy and powerful hooks give the Blood Legion, one of the most loyal and vocal fanbases in modern hard rock, their soundtrack. This Greatest Hits collection of the band’s most iconic songs and videos is hand-chosen by the band, specifically for them. Rise Of The Blood Legion: Greatest Hits, Chapter 1 is In This Moment’s love letter to their fans, and Century Media’s thank you to both the band and fans for this incredible chapter of their history.
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    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

  • New Release Round-Up 05-19-15

    Faith No More - Sol Invictus 

    Faith No More - Sol InvictusFAITH NO MORE - Sol Invictus - Ipecac Recordings Faith No More - Sol Invictus
    The music of Faith No More has lived through five presidents, endless wars, economic booms and busts, global meltdown and revolutionary rebirths. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, the hardedged group’s hybridized sound has scored the soundtrack to a time of change, and now in the 21st century, the legendary band has evolved once more to return with a powerful new album, Sol Invictus, and a new focus.
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    BRANDON FLOWERS - The Desired Effect - Island
    Almost five years since the release of his critically acclaimed solo debut, Flamingo, Brandon Flowers' solo return follows a time of continued huge success with his band The Killers, who released the global chart-topping album Battle Born in 2012, as well as the greatest hits collection Direct Hits in 2013, selling out the likes of Wembley Stadium and Madison Square Garden while continuing to headline major festivals around the world. 

    Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew

    Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton CrewMADISEN WARD AND THE MAMA BEAR - Skeleton Crew - Glassnote Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear - Skeleton Crew
    Already receiving widespread notice, the acclaimed duo recently made their network television debut on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' performing the records first single, 'Silent Movies.' Additionally, in advance of SXSW, NPR Music featured the band in their 'Austin 100' playlist, asserting, 'Timeless, mother-son roots-folk, on the brink of ubiquity.' Produced by Jim Abbiss (Adele, Arctic Monkeys), the 12-song album was recorded in Nashville during the winter of 2014-15.
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    PAUL WELLER - Saturns Pattern - Parlophone
    The new album was recorded in Weller's own Black Barn Studio and produced by Jan "Stan" Kybert (Oasis, Bjork, Massive Attack, etc.).Weller and Kybert have worked together extensively in the past on albums such as Sonik Kicks(2012),As Is Now(2005),Studio 150(2004) and Illumination (2002). Saturns Pattern is available in a variety of formats: Standard CD, Deluxe CD/DVD set, vinyl album, and Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set with CD/DVD/vinyl album.The digital formats are available in standard and deluxe editions with the deluxe edition featuring previously unreleased bonus tracks.

    HOT CHIP - Why Make Sense? - Domino
    With Why Make Sense?, Hot Chip restate their intentions as a band and redefine the very things that made them relevant in the first place. It shuns modernist dancefloor tropes in order to flick through the dusty corners of the band’s teenage record collections. Alternately jarring and chaotic, pared back, thundering, then pulsating and gloriously mellifluous, the album confidently displays its influences.

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    TesseracT - Odyssey / Scala

    Tesseract - Odyssey / Scala TESSERACT - Odyssey / Scala - Century MediaTesseracT - Odyssey / Scala
    TesseracT officially burst on the scene in 2011 with their debut album, One. Touring with the likes of Devin Townsend, Protest the Hero and Between the Buried and Me helped make them one of the most successful breakthrough acts in the progressive metal genre. 2013’s Altered State was nominated for the Progressive Music Award’s ‘Album of the Year.’
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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    The Helio Sequence - The Helio Sequence
    Murs - Have A Nice Life

    Twenty One Pilots - Blurryface
    Jamie Foxx - Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses
    Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad - Bright Days
    Idlehands - Dena Mora
    Bhi Bhiman - Rhythm & Reason
    Whitesnake - The Purple Album
    Christian Lopez Band - Onward
    Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds - The Weather Below
    Darrell Scott - Ten
    Nelson - Peace Out
    The Milk Carton Kids - Monterey
    Kopecky - Drug For The Modern Age


    & More .....

    The Relationship - Oh Allen
    Allen Stone - Freedom
    Dawes - Right On Time
    Barenaked Ladies - Duct Tape Heart


    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost Town

    Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost TownEILEN JEWELL - Sundown Over Ghost Town - Signature Sounds
    Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell's music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at its core.

    As hard as it is to categorize Jewell's music terms like alt-country, roots-rock, country-noir, and Americana get used a lot it's even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter's powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she's singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well.

    Sundown Over Ghost Town's twelve original songs reflect on recent changes in Jewell's life including the birth of her first child and returning to her hometown of Boise, Idaho. The music has a western feel evoking wide open spaces with the generous use of pedal steel and organ.
    Early Listen Available Video Available

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    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

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    The Wombats follow up 2011’s This Modern Glitch with their third full-length, Glitterbug. The first song off of the album, “Greek Tragedy,” hit #2 on Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart less than two weeks after release. The band’s 2011 album, This Modern Glitch, hit Top 5 on the UK charts and spawned US hits “Jump Into the Fog,” “1996,” and “Techno Fan.” Matthew Murphy, Dan Haggis, and Tord Øverland Knudsen are the threesome behind The Wombats.

  • THANK YOU KNOXVILLE!

    We want to thank everyone who showed us the love on Record Store Day.  We are always hubmled and grateful by the outpouring of support that this great city continues show us.  Remember, RSD isn't only a once a year thing, we celebrate vinyl and independent record stores 365!






Music Releases 05-26-15

Allen Stone - Radius

Allen Stone - Radius

New CD: $10.99
On his third full-length album, singer/songwriter Allen Stone proves himself deeply devoted to making uncompromisingly soulful music that transcends all pop convention. Stone s debut for Capitol Records, Radius marks the follow-up to the Chewelah, Washington-bred 28-year-old s self-released and self-titled sophomore effort, a 2011 album that climbed to the top 10 on Billboard s Heatseekers chart and gained acclaim from renowned rock critic Ann Powers (whose NPR review hailed Allen Stone as meant for those of us who like our R&B slightly unkempt and exceedingly feelingful ). Made in collaboration with Swedish soul singer/songwriter/phenom Magnus Tingsek, Stone s latest batch of songs capture the warm energy of that creative connection and transport the listener to a higher and more exalted plane.
A$AP Rocky - A.L.L.A. At.Long.Last.A$AP

A$AP Rocky - A.L.L.A. At.Long.Last.A$AP

New CD: $13.96
Aptly titled, A.L.L.A. At Long Last A$AP is the long-awaited second studio album from A$AP Mob member A$AP Rocky, landing two years after his debut effort and filling the gap as his crew's promised L.O.R.D. album remains unreleased. Previewed by the single "Pretty Flacko 2" plus the Juicy J feature "Multiply," the album is executive produced by Danger Mouse along with Juicy, and features beats from the likes of Nez, Rio, Curtis Heron, A$AP Yams, Clams Casino, and Rocky himself. Guest vocals come from the likes of FKA twigs, Lykke Li, plus Mos Def, who leaves that former stage name behind with one of his first credits as Yasiin Bey.
Lifehouse - Out Of The Wasteland

Lifehouse - Out Of The Wasteland

New CD: $13.98
For Lifehouse, Out Of The Wasteland is a culmination of their lifes work, a new chapter that serves as the pay-off for having the patience to reconnect with the musical and personal chemistry that took them to the top. We were at crossroads, and it definitely could have gone a different way, says Jason Wade. Going through changes and restarting a brand new season in your life and your career can be scary. But I think everybody is really happy that right now, our hearts are in the right place creatively.
The Vaccines - English Graffiti

The Vaccines - English Graffiti

New CD: $11.96
The Vaccines 'English Graffiti,' is their first release in three years. The album was recorded in upstate New York, and the 11-song collection is the UK foursome's most accomplished work to date. 'English Graffiti' was produced David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, MGMT) and Cole MGN (Ariel Pink, Beck).
Turbowolf - Two Hands

Turbowolf - Two Hands

New CD: $13.98
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Welcome to 2015: the year of the wolf. Since their formation in 2008, the Bristolian riff-ragers have melted minds with their signature brand of patchouli-drenched punk rock fury. Their live rituals are the stuff of legend: a trapdoor into the cosmic beyond via the uncharted depths of your mind, sound-tracked by the red hot fuzz of crackling speakers and overloaded channels.
Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell - Sundown Over Ghost Town

New CD: $16.98
Video
Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell s music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers, which includes that well-oiled band at its core.
Robert Pollard - Faulty Superheroes

Robert Pollard - Faulty Superheroes

New CD: $17.98
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays Robert Pollard from the swift completion of his latest brilliant record. Faulty Superheroes jets off Pollard s vinyl-grooved runway like the prototype for some new supersonic power pop fighter jet, and at this point in his career is anyone surprised that the twelve tracks on his latest effort are uniformly awesome? The answer is no. Exactly no one is surprised.
Anti-Flag - American Spring

Anti-Flag - American Spring

New CD: $13.98
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Pittsburgh-based punk stalwarts Anti-Flag have always had important, socially conscious messages to convey & musical statements they've been driven to make. That ethos remains intact with American Spring, their Spinefarm Records debut due out May 26. American Spring packaging includes essays, personal liner notes, & further information behind the driving forces of each song, detailing ways for us all to take action against injustice in the world. The American Spring is now!
Various Artists - Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton

Various Artists - Remembering Mountains: Unheard Songs By Karen Dalton

New CD: $13.98
Karen Dalton (1937-1993) recorded two studio albums during her lifetime, neither of which contain any songs she wrote. By the good graces of legendary guitarist Peter Walker, who oversees Karen's Estate, we are gifted with these lost lyrics, now given voice by other great women of song.
Admiral Fallow - Tiny Rewards

Admiral Fallow - Tiny Rewards

New CD: $13.98
The return of Admiral Fallow is ushered in with the release of their third Album, Tiny Rewards. The album follows on from 2012s critically acclaimed Tree Bursts In Snow, an album that saw the band shed the constraints of nu-folk and swell into a more organic design, blending traditional with electronic, orchestral and Indie. This album sees the band continue on the same expansive path. Featuring the singles 'Evangeline' and 'Holding The Strings'.
Yes - Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two

Yes - Progeny: Highlights From Seventy-Two

New CD: $19.98
OVER 2 HOURS OF PRISTINE PERFORMANCES FROM THE LEGENDARY 70s YES LINEUP: Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman,Steve Howe, Chris Squire and Alan White. Recorded Live In 1972, Restored From The Original Multitrack Tapes, Featuring : CLOSE TO THE EDGE, ROUNDABOUT, AND YOU AND I, ALL GOOD PEOPLE and more!
Alesso - Forever

Alesso - Forever

New CD: $13.95
- Debut album from DJ & Dance Music producer from Stockholm, Sweden - Album includes collaborations with Calvin Harris, OneRepublic, Ryan Tedder and more
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love

New CD: $14.98
The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On Multi-Love, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed the pain of being alone on II, Multi-Love takes on the complications of being together. Multi-Love adds dimensions to the band's already kaleidoscopic approach, with Nielson exploring a newfound appreciation for synthesizers. The new songs channel the spirit of psych innovators without ignoring the last 40 years of music, forming a flowing, cohesive whole that reflects restless creativity.
Buddy Rich - Birdland

Buddy Rich - Birdland

New CD: $18.98
Rachel Grimes - The Clearing

Rachel Grimes - The Clearing

New CD: $14.98
Rachel Grimes is a pianist, composer, and arranger based in Kentucky most renowned for her work in Rachel's, the groundbreaking chamber-rock ensemble that introduced an entire generation of underground rock fans to the unexpected similarities and appeal of neoclassical music. Grimes has toured the world as a solo pianist, and as a collaborator with chamber ensembles such as Portland Cello Project, astrd, Cicada, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta trio, and Orchestra Kandinskij. Unhurried, at times fleeting, and stretching into the sky, The Clearing is a winding path of transient moments exploring personal memory, relationships, and mystery from a deeply internal place. The music is a wide spectrum of textures in strings, harp, piano, woodwinds, and percussion. Featuring an ensemble that includes Scott Morgan (LOSCIL), Scott Moore, Kyle Crabtree (Shipping News), Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Jacob Duncan (Liberation Prophecy), and Helen Money, The Clearing reveals a broad new chapter for Rachel Grimes.
Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last

Thee Oh Sees - Mutilator Defeated At Last

New CD: $15.98
2015 album from the San Francisco-based garage rockers. Here we have nine muscular tunes primed to pummel. Last year's Drop was more schizophrenic, ranging from heavy to whimsical and back; Mutilator Defeated At Last has more in common with the monolithic hugeness of Floating Coffin. With only two brief reprieves from its onslaught, this record is made to be played loudly and demands bodily sacrifice. Despite the plutonium heavy feel, Thee Oh Sees continue to be omnivorous. Synths and acoustic guitars wind throughout the album like veins of gold through granite. Any and all that stands in its way will be devoured and assimilated. This is the sound of a band doing what they do best.
Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize

Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize

New CD: $17.98
Originally released in 2010 as a DVD/ Blu Ray, Anesthetize captures Porcupine Tree at the peak of their powers at the 013 Tilburg, Holland in October 2008. Directed by long time collaborator Lasse Hoile, the concert film and first official retail release of the accompanying audio include a complete performance of Fear Of A Blank Planet alongside fan favourites including Halo & Sever.
John Anderson - Goldmine

John Anderson - Goldmine

New CD: $13.98
To put it simply, John Anderson is one of the greatest country music singers to ever step up to the microphone, possessing one of the most instantly recognizable vocal instruments in the history of the genre. On Anderson s latest album Goldmine, released on his own Bayou Boys label, Anderson has completed a long overdue record of original songs the award-winning songwriter wrote or co-wrote 12 of the album s 13 tracks that will bring joy to the hearts of some of the most devoted fans in country music. Goldmine is also a record that, given the current state of contemporary country, could, like latter day releases by Cash and Haggard before him, find a home amid lovers of authentic music of any genre. Though he would never compare himself to his heroes, the fact is, John Anderson is now the standard bearer for traditional country music, of the 100 Proof variety.
Snarky Puppy - Sylva [w/DVD]

Snarky Puppy - Sylva [w/DVD]

New CD: $19.98
When Snarky Puppy won a Grammy in January of 2014, the question I was asked most was, Was this on your bucket list of things to do before you die? And my answer to each of them was, actually, no. I have only one thing on my list. The only thing I want to do before I die is make an album with an orchestra. It had been a topic of discussion for three months at that time. During the October 2013 recording sessions for We Like It Here in Utrecht, our good friend Friederike Darius had invited two of the Metropole Orkest s managers to join us as guests. Within ten minutes of the performance s end, we had already crafted a plan to make a record together. Sometimes life is that easy. Not always, not most of time, but every once in a while, it is.
Honeyhoney - Big Man - Single

Honeyhoney - Big Man - Single

New Digital: $1.29
Gary Peacock - Now This

Gary Peacock - Now This

New CD: $18.98
Marc Copland: piano; Gary Peacock: double bass; Joey Baron: drums In the realm of the piano trio the bar is set high, and creative bassist Gary Peacock has helped raise it in the groups of Bill Evans, Paul Bley and Keith Jarrett. Now This is an album with the bassists current trio, recorded last summer in Oslo. Powerful new versions of some Peacock classics such as Moor, Vignette, Requiem and Gaya are interspersed with recent compositions.
Vardan - Despicable Broken Hope

Vardan - Despicable Broken Hope

New CD: $16.98
VARDAN, the busiest man in black metal, continues his dominance of the underground with 'Despicable Broken Hope'. Chronologically the 20th album in the one-man band's vast discography, VARDAN's latest 'Despicable Broken Hope' sees the selfsame main man take his melancholic black metal art down more melodic roads. Mind you, the 'melody' across 'Despicable Broken Hope' is of a most miserable hue, each wracked note ringing out in the night like the sound of dying soul. Set at a mostly mid-tempo gait, here VARDAN twists out the bittersweet beauty in each paean to pain, with those 'spaces between the notes' haunting the memory long after record's end. Face 'Despicable Broken Hope' and feel alive - and DEAD!
Trey Songz - About You - Single

Trey Songz - About You - Single

New Digital: $1.29
Various Artists - Children of the Revolution - A Tribute to T. Rex

Various Artists - Children of the Revolution - A Tribute to T. Rex

New CD: $16.99
Marc [Bolan] is one of the eternally precocious, fated to live outside the world of adults forever. (Rolling Stone on Electric Warrior, 1972) Children of the Revolution is a celebration of the youthful excess of rock n roll and a tribute to beloved glam icons of the 70s: Marc Bolan and T.Rex. Bringing together 17 up-and-coming indie rock bands from Nashville, Atlanta, and New York -- including Ttotals, Jawws, The Mumzees, Tipper Whore & more -- COTR captures the spirit of Bolan, while creating a sound seemingly unstuck from time somewhere between 1972 and 2015. A portion of the proceeds from each album sold go to benefit YEAH (Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities) supporting music education through programs like the Tennessee Teens Rock Camp and raising up a new generation of Children of the Revolution.
Hillsong United - Empires

Hillsong United - Empires

New CD: $13.95
Hillsong UNITED's next project EMPIRES follows 2013's ZION, the group's most successful and fastest selling album to date, selling over 400k units, and includes the Platinum selling single, Oceans. With over 1.7 million albums sold, and over 30 million people singing their songs every Sunday, UNITED has set a precedent in the church that will only grow with the impact of EMPIRES. The debut single from EMPIRES, Touch the Sky, premiered worldwide on Amazon and radio March 24.
The Oak Ridge Boys - Rock of Ages: Hymns & Gospel Favorites

The Oak Ridge Boys - Rock of Ages: Hymns & Gospel Favorites

New CD: $13.98
This all-new recording features the unmistakable harmonies that have made The Oaks a household name among country and gospel music fans for decades. Duane, William Lee, Joe and Richard have recorded 15 treasured classics, produced by the award-winning Ben Isaacs (Gaither Vocal Band). They are joined by country music legend Merle Haggard as well as The Isaacs. Complete with the warm tones of the fiddle, banjo, mandolin and harmonica, The Oaks breathe new life into these inspiring songs of faith.

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Movie Releases 05-26-15

The New Basement Tapes - Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued

The New Basement Tapes - Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued

New Blu-Ray: $19.98
'Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued' is a film by director Sam Jones that accompanies the album 'Lost On The River' released by Harvest Records in November 2014. The project focuses on sixteen sets of lyrics that were written by Bob Dylan during the legendary 'The Basement Tapes' sessions in 1967 but only recently rediscovered. Under the auspices of producer T-Bone Burnett and with the approval of Bob Dylan an extraordinary collective of musicians was brought together to set the lyrics to music: Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford. The film presents an exclusive and intimate look at the making of the 'Lost On The River' album set against the important and historical cultural backdrop of Bob Dylan and The Band's original 'The Basement Tapes'.
Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize

Porcupine Tree - Anesthetize

New Blu-Ray: $17.99
This 130 minute concert film showcases the power of Porcupine Tree s live show. Directed by long time collaborator Lasse Hoile, the film was recorded in high definition on multi cameras over two nights at 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland in October 2008. Porcupine Tree released their last album, The Incident, in 2009, marking another step forward in the incredible journey of the band that began as a solo studio project created by Steven Wilson in the late eighties to a multi grammy nominated act and one of the world s most revered live bands, who selling out arenas across the globe and wowing fans with their incredible performances.
Seventh Son [Movie] - Seventh Son

Seventh Son [Movie] - Seventh Son

New Blu-Ray: $34.98
In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscarwinner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes of The Chronicles of Narnia). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Oscar winner Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.
Ray Donovan [TV Series] - Ray Donovan: The Second Season

Ray Donovan [TV Series] - Ray Donovan: The Second Season

New Blu-Ray: $49.99
Ray Donovan (Golden Globe-nominated Liev Schreiber), Boston bouncer turned Hollywood crisis fixer, can protect just about anything except the unity of his family. As his estranged ex-con father (Golden Globe winner Jon Voight) dodges the law, Rays lonely wife Abby finds herself drawn to a cop. Son Conor may be too close to home while daughter Bridget is slipping away. Can he hold the pieces of his family together while going to bat for celebrities in crisis? In this sharp, edgy second season, Ray finds that what he wants the most is the hardest thing to fix.
Sons Of Liberty [TV Series] - Sons Of Liberty

Sons Of Liberty [TV Series] - Sons Of Liberty

New Blu-Ray: $29.99
As riots consume the streets of Boston, a dangerous game plays out between a British governor and ringleader Sam Adams, which escalates to extreme measuresstreet brawls, black market dealings, espionage, and murder. A sizzling, romantic affair percolates against a backdrop of rising civil unrest, the infamous Boston Tea Party, and Paul Reveres legendary ride. From the Battle of Lexington, a clash between the dedicated colonists and the superior British Army ensues, and the colonies join forces as a single, united country in the most epic revolution of our time. The outstanding cast features Ben Barnes as Sam Adams, Henry Thomas as John Adams, Dean Norris as Ben Franklin, Michael Raymond-James as Paul Revere, Jason OMara as George Washington, and Ryan Eggold as Dr. Joseph Warren.
The Loft [Movie] - The Loft

The Loft [Movie] - The Loft

New Blu-Ray: $29.98
Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) and James Marsden (2 Guns) star in the tense psychological thriller The Loft, the story of five friends who conspire to share a secret penthouse loft in the citya place where they can indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and relationships crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder in this relentless thriller. The Loft also stars Wentworth Miller (TV's Prison Break) and Eric Stonestreet (TV's Modern Family).
Cannibal Ferox [Movie] - Cannibal Ferox [Blu-ray Deluxe Edition]

Cannibal Ferox [Movie] - Cannibal Ferox [Blu-ray Deluxe Edition]

New Blu-Ray: $39.95
Primarily a showcase for the gory special-effects artistry of Gianetto de Rossi, this revolting horror film stars Giovanni Lombardo Radice also known as "John Morghen" as a drug-dealer who comes to the Amazon jungle from New York looking for a cache of stolen emeralds. He joins some American college students and soon introduces them to his special lifestyle, raping a native girl, then beating a young Indio senseless before gouging out his eyeball with a knife. Naturally, the local cannibals don't take too well to this treatment, so they cut off Radice's penis with a machete, gouge out his eye, then scalp him and eat his brain.
Cut Bank [Movie] - Cut Bank

Cut Bank [Movie] - Cut Bank

New Blu-Ray: $24.99
Matt Shakman's twisty small-town crime thriller Cut Bank stars Liam Hemsworth as Dwayne, a young man who has developed an elaborate plan to score a $100,000 reward for helping catch the murderer of crusty mailman Georgie Wits (Bruce Dern). The catch is that there hasn't been a murder in the first place, and the entire scam starts to unravel as Dwayne's strict boss (Billy Bob Thornton), who is also the father of Dwayne's girlfriend, looks into the matter. Also closing in is the good-hearted local Sheriff Vogel (John Malkovich). Complicating matters further, crazy local man Derby Milton (Michael Stuhlbarg) goes to extreme measures to recover a delivery that was supposed to be made to him by Georgie. Cut Bank screened at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.
The Confession [Movie] - The Confession: Criterion Collection

The Confession [Movie] - The Confession: Criterion Collection

New Blu-Ray: $39.95
The master of the political thriller, Costa-Gavras, became an instant phenomenon after the mammoth success of Z, and he quickly followed it with the perhaps even more riveting The Confession. Based on a harrowing true story, the film stars Yves Montand (The Wages of Fear) as an influential Czechoslovak dignitary who, in the early fifties, was abducted, imprisoned, and interrogated by fellow members of his countrys Communist ruling partytheir intentions vague, their methods terrifying. Also starring Simone Signoret (Diabolique) and Gabriele Ferzetti (Lavventura), Costa-Gavrass film is an unflinching depiction of a troubled historical period and the miasma of twentieth-century politics.
WWE - WWE: Extreme Rules 2015

WWE - WWE: Extreme Rules 2015

New DVD: $14.98
With the rulebook thrown out the window, things are about to get Extreme. WWE Superstars and Divas take their intensified WrestleMania rivalries to new heights as stipulations are added, dangerous elements are thrown into the mix, and the opportunity for revenge makes each showdown personal.