THE MONKEES - Good Times! - Rhino
The highly anticipated new album Good Times! by The Monkees is the band's first new album in 20 years and tied to their 50th anniversary and extensive North American Tour. GOOD TIMES! finds all three surviving band members (Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork) taking turns on lead vocals, playing a wide range of instruments, and sharing new compositions. The unmistakable voice of the late Davy Jones is also included with a vintage vocal on the Neil Diamond-penned "Love To Love." To produce the new album, the band found the perfect musical co-conspirator in Grammy® and Emmy®-winning songwriter Adam Schlesinger (Fountains Of Wayne, Ivy). Schlesinger also wrote "Our Own World" and co-wrote the album's finale with Dolenz, aptly titled "I Was There (And I'm Told I Had A Good Time)." Much like The Monkees' early albums, GOOD TIMES! features tracks written specifically for the band by some of the music world's most gifted songwriters, including Rivers Cuomo of Weezer ("She Makes Me Laugh"), Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie ("Me & Magdalena"), Andy Partridge of XTC ("You Bring The Summer"), as well as a song co-written by Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller ("Birth Of An Accidental Hipster").
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN - The Ride - Capitol
The most exciting new band to burst through in the UK, Catfish And The Bottlemen are poised for a breakthrough stateside with their new D. Sardy produced album, The Ride. The band's debut album The Balcony is headed towards platinum in the UK and recently earned them a 2016 Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough Act.
LACUNA COIL - Delirium - Century Media
"Delirium" is released through Century Media. The CD was recorded at BRX Studio in Milan between December 2015 and February 2016. The effort was produced by Lacuna Coil bassist and main songwriter Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati, with engineering by Marco Barusso and additional assistance from Dario Valentini. Coti-Zelati also created the artwork for "Delirium", which is based on an atmospheric session captured by Italian photographer Alessandro Olgiati.
DIERKS BENTLEY - Black - Capitol Nashville
Multi-PLATINUM selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has never had to follow trends; he challenges them and creates his own. On the heels of a career album earning critical acclaim, commercial success and an armful of Grammy, CMA and ACM nominations, Bentley continues one of the most interesting journeys in country music with the newest mile-marker, his eighth studio album Black (Capitol Records Nashville).
THRICE - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere - Vagrant Records
Thrice has been a staple in the alternative/modern-rock world for over fifteen years. A band known for effortlessly and continuously releasing groundbreaking records, their discography has sold over a 1.5 million copies, and they’ve toured the world with acts like The Deftones, Coheed & Cambria, Rise Against, Circa Survive and Brand New. Thrice released their first proper full-length, Identity Crisis, in 2001 and quickly stormed to the forefront of the indie music scene as listeners rejoiced and formed what can only be described as a cult following. The band went on to release seven highly praised albums – fan favorites The Illusion Of Safety (2002), The Artist In The Ambulance (2003) and Vheissu (2005), the brilliant and eclectic four-part concept album The Alchemy Index: Fire and Water (2007) and Earth and Air (2008), the visceral and raw masterpiece, Beggars (2009), and a grunge-inspired follow-up album, Major/Minor (2011). After a three-year break from writing and touring, the Southern California quartet are back with To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, their first studio album in almost five years.
MILES DAVIS & ROBERT GLASPER - Everything's Beautiful - Sony Legacy
Everything's Beautiful brings Miles Davis' sound into the 21st century, blending a diverse group of master takes and outtakes from across Miles' incredible tenure with Columbia Records (1955-1985) with original reinterpretations. Robert Glasper produced the collaboration. "I didn't want to do just a remix record," Glasper noted when discussing the 11-song set. "My idea was to show how Miles inspired people to make new art."
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.
Wednesday, June 15 @ 8:00
Special Guests: Love as Laughter
Twenty years on from first signing to Warner Bros. Records, Built To Spill is set to return in 2015 with its eighth studio album, Untethered Moon. That's now two complete decades that one of America's leading 'indie rock' bands has happily made its home on a major label, and in the process redefined that clumsy descriptor of independence by operating wholly and consistently under its own steam, taking the proper time to craft timeless songs and playing endless, epic shows to a growing grip of fans each year. Under the command of its constant leader, Doug Martsch, as well as a new rhythm section, Built To Spill's creative process continues to ebb, flow and evolve in its own orbit, reemerging on record for the first time since 2009's There Is No Enemy with ten new songs that fit at once into the band's resonant catalog while infusing fresh energy into that signature sound. In the summer of 2012, Martsch and his longtime bass player Brett Nelson and drummer Scott Plouf recorded an album's worth of new songs and then went on tour. Martsch was unsatisfied with his performance on the recordings, feeling that he had had too few 'eureka moments' in the studio and planned to tweak his parts after tour. Then, citing tour burnout, Nelson and Plouf quit the band, leaving Martsch to scrap the recordings and essentially start over. Adding longtime musical comrades Jason Albertini on bass and Steve Gere on drums, and along with guitarists Jim Roth and Brett Netson, the new Built To Spill emerged a month after reforming to play more shows in 2013 than any other year in the band's existence. Energized by the new blood as well as marathon rehearsal sessions, Martsch decided to revisit the recording process as a trio, without the other guitar players. 'With fewer people it's easier to focus and communicate during the songwriting process,' says Martsch. 'Also we wanted to make the record a little more stripped-down, a little rawer than our last one.' Over much of the next year, the band would travel to Portland, Oregon, to record with producer Sam Coomes, the Quasi founder whose keyboard playing appears on several earlier Built To Spill albums. 'Working with Sam was awesome. He would come to rehearsals and take notes and record us on various little devices. He had ideas for the songs, structural changes, and things like that, but most importantly, he was enthusiastic. We had rehearsed a ton and were maybe losing perspective a little, so to have someone we admire and trust telling us we were on the right path was huge. He also shared our vision of leaving out shit that's not necessary.'
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It's that exciting time of year again--our favorite holiday! We'll be celebrating by opening an hour early ( 9 AM) with all the great indie-only vinyl exclusives! As always, we'll be raffling off some great prizes, including passes to Forecastle Festival and early entry to shop. All proceeds will go to benefit the Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley.
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Bands performing schedule:
• 12 PM - EmiSunshine - T-shirts and CDS available now at the store.
It’s impossible to explain the exceptional talents of EmiSunshine, an 11-year-old East Tennessee prodigy who has captured the nation’s attention as a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Steeped in Appalachian music, she is a true vocal stylist, one who instinctively knows how to interpret the nuances of a song with her impressive range, even though she has yet to gain the life experience and empathy seemingly necessary to fully comprehend the words she sings. Despite a given name that reflects optimism, she is drawn to darker themes of pain, anguish and even murder, like that of The Louvin Brothers, whom she loves.
• 1 PM - Appalachian Surf Team
• 2 PM - Roomsounds
There’s a reason legions of young rock fans fall in love with their parents’ records. It’s the same reason so many radio stations still play classic rock: Great music never gets old. And it’s what prompted singer and guitarist Ryan Michael to reinvent his sound, leaving behind his teenage past in a Warped Tour band signed to a Warner Bros. subsidiary and relocating from Connecticut to Texas.
“We wanted to immerse ourselves in the South,” explains Michael. “To be around the best blues and country players. It all just seemed so much more authentic than the shit going on around me.”
The entire band embraced those influences — Beatles, Stones, Petty, Big Star, Faces and Oasis to new a few. Along with guitarist/vocalist Sam Janik, bassist/vocalist Red Coker and drummer Dan Malone, The Roomsounds make their own sound, initially from a run down industrial space with no heating, cooling or plumbing. They’re now living in a proper house in East Dallas, but not much else has changed. There’s always someone over– beautiful women, musicians and what the band calls ‘permanent guests,” all decked out with long hair and bell-bottoms. They’ve created their own Exile in Dallas and the music shows it.
• 3 PM - Mountains Like Wax
Murfreesboro, TN based band Mountains Like Wax is satisfying hungry fans one show at a time with their relentlessly poignant and exuberant Southern post-rock. Having played over fifty plus shows in the past year and counting without a sound recording, they are proving to be a band to watch as they charge to the forefront of Middle Tennessee’s burgeoning indie rock scene. Mitchell Taylor (vocals, guitar), Samuel Katz (guitar), and Preston Vaughn (drums) are now ready to commit their sound to tape and make a rallying cry for their generation as they wrap arms around those begging to know will the future render glory, will it be pliable, or will it melt and fade?
• 4 PM - La Basura Del Diablo
• 5 PM - Automatic Stops
Benton Davis - Bass
Zack Garner - Drums
Serving quirky, well-crafted beers in the 4th and Gill neighborhood of downtown Knoxville.
Crafty Bastard Brewery is a quirky as its name-- serving up the most experimental brews in the region. It utilizes locally-sourced ingredients in its beers, adding spicy chili peppers, pine sprigs, and fresh ginger to its batches and aging its beers in whiskey and gin barrels from nearby distilleries. It's a tiny, 3-barrel brewery, meaning everything out of it is meticulously made for the highest quality product.
Oishii Knox brings Japanese infusion to Knoxville. With our unique twist on BBQ and Japanese food, you're sure to find a dish that you'll love. We start with only the freshest ingredients to create delicious melodies of tastes and colors that are sure to delight the senses. Our renowned Chefs, Paul & Lil Paul, learned the art of cooking from Chefs around Japan and brings with them the tradition of their ancestors and combines it with traditional and new techniques to create his own style of Japanese cuisine. A unique taste that must be experienced, you'll return again and again and find something new with every visit.
We make the world's best "Shave Ice". Not "Shaved Ice" but the real deal. Owned and operated by true Tennesseans.
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Sweet P's BBQ is headed by front man Chris Ford who has shifted his artistic style from music to the culinary arts of slow cooked foods. This is a BBQ shack with the best juke box in town.come by boat or car.Read more...
Happy New Year from the Disc Exchange! Click here for lists of the top sellers on CD and LP from 2015. If you're missing out on any of these, stop by the store and pick up a copy. Thanks for a great 2015 and we're looking forward to an even better 2016!Read more...
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