RSD2018

  • SELL US YOUR CDS & LPS:

    Read More
  • RECORD STORE DAY 2018 - SAVE THE DATE:

    Save the date - April 21st, 2018 is Record Store Day (RSD) 2018!

    Read More
  • NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:

    Hello SD readers, listeners, and collectors! Another week is already in the books, and we're back in your inbox with a MASSIVE rundown on what's new in the shop. Pull up a chair and put a pot of coffee on, cuz this one's a doozy.

     

    Let's start with a couple things a lot of us have been waiting for! Near the close of last year, Karin Dreijer of The Knife dropped a surprise digital-only release by her solo venture Fever Ray, nearly a decade after her chart-topping debut. At last, we've got CDs and LP copies of 'Plunge'. Good news as well on the Bowie front, as the latest round of LP reissues from his catalog have arrived. This batch covers the Berlin period, including 'Heroes', 'Lodger', 'Scary Monsters', and the one everyone wants and needs, 'Low'!


     

    A pair of fierce and talented women grace us with new records. We've got 'Chime', a sparkling new album from the Doomtree rapper/vocalist Dessa, and 'All At Once', a hard-charging new album from guitar master Marissa Paternoster's band Screaming Females.

    We've also got new albums from S. Carey, Lo Moon, Dylan Pratt, the Low Anthem, Grant Lee Phillips, Totally Mild, and Courtney Marie Andrews! Bjork delivers us a new EP, and we've got fresh vinyl from Ty Dolla Sign.

     

    North African guitar band Imarhan stunned us with their debut album and live show a couple years back, announcing themselves as the heirs to the legendary Tinariwen's desert groove. They return with another impeccable album, called 'Kemet'. We've also got a vinyl repress of Tony Allen's 1999 afrobeat banger 'Black Voices'.

     

    We've got three essential, legit and remastered Isaac Hayes LPs in, basically the holy trinity of his catalog: 'Shaft', 'Hot Buttered Soul', and 'Black Moses'.


     

    Nina Simone's Colpix singles are compiled on one handy LP, and we've got copies of the legendary 1973 protest soul album 'Ghetto Misfortune's Wealth' from 24 Karat Black in on a nice vinyl repress.
     

    2 extremely deeply compiled CDs bring you rare delicacies from the world of jazz. Some of these tracks come from LPs commanding 4 figures on the resale market. I dunno about you but that doesn't fly with my wallet. 'J Jazz' collects Japanese deep cuts from the 70s/80s, while 'Jazz Dance Fusion' finds longtime selector Colin Curtis showing off his unparalleled knowledge of latin- and funk-fueled cuts for moving. We've also got a nice reissue of Bill Evans' last LP for Riverside, 'Live at Shelly's Manne Hole', and a slick reprint of the incredible 'Sunshine Man' LP from Harold Alexander, a 1971 LP that sits alongside Pharaoh Sanders and Leon Thomas on the ecstatic jazz spectrum.

     

    Solid slate of new guitar CDs this week from the blues and jazz realms; check out new titles from Al Di Meola, John Mayall, Johnny Winter, and Michael Landau.

     

    It's been a few months since we blew out of our supply of Neil Young 'Harvest Moon' represses, and now they are back! This was one of the hardest Neils to find on wax. The full recording of the 2002 'Concert for George' is available on vinyl for the first time. The surviving members of the Beatles and an all-star cast performed in tribute to George Harrison on the one year anniversary of his death.
    We've got a new CD of live material from The Stooges, circa 1972, and a vinyl repress of Porcupine Tree's widescreen rock epic, 'Fear Of A Blank Planet'.

     

    The Anthology Recordings label brings us a seriously lavish 2LP set compiling cassette and archival recordings of the Philadelphia synth group Nightcrawlers. Operating in Philly in the 80s, these guys charted a bit of an invisible path between Tangerine Dream and the Berlin School of electronics, and the underground synth world of today, and this set memorializes their scarce work in impeccable style. We've also got vinyl editions of RVNG's latest deep dive; this one's from Mark Renner, a late 80s lone traveler who channeled Eno, the Bunnymen, and Vini Reilly to an intoxicating ambient-rock zone.

     
    A pair of head-blissing Japanese archival releases are in the house this week. We had Hiroshi Yoshimura's 'Music For Nine Postcards' before, for about a day, so irresistible are its endlessly undulating, gorgeous piano sketches. Longtime deep house producer Kuniyuki Takahashi lets the Music From Memory label into the deepest recesses of his closet, unearthing synthscapes and machine funk wonders from the 80s and 90s that desperately demand your ears.

     
    A year on from his untimely passing, we have two solo records from Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip pressed on vinyl for the first time ever: 'Coke Machine Glow' and 'The Battle of the Nudes'.

     
    The Demdike Stare fellows bring us two fantastic releases on their own label, each with a peculiar charm. Mica Levi's 'Delete Beach' is a beguilingly light synth score for an anime film packaged with art stills from the film and limited to just 500 copies. Conjoint's 2000 album 'Earprints' is an utter marvel, documenting the brief union of heady house producer Move D, a handful of other jazz musicians and techno producers, and German vibraphonist Karl Berger, whose career stretches back to the 1960s. The result is a stunning album that sounds like Jan Jelinek meeting Don Cherry's Organic Music Society, predating Ricardo Villalobos' dabblings with jazz by many years. Wow!

     

    Six Organs of Admittance brings us to another echelon of his long-running Hexadic project; this one's a huge collaboration with scores of members of the psych/folk/experimental underground. Reclusive IDM whiz Bola brings us his first new album in over a decade, which will appeal heavily to fans of classic BOC and Aphex. We've got new records from Simon Haydo, a collab between Yoshimi of the Boredoms, Susie Ibarra and Robert AA Lowe, a killer, instant classic EP from Theo Parrish, plus EPs from Ashtar Lavanda, HRTL, Trux, and Afrikan Sciences. 
     
    Silvia Kastel brings us a deeply intoxicating album of smoky minimal synth mystery ala recent faves like Carla Dal Forno and Tropic of Cancer. New Age head heritage is here in the form of Randall McClellan's moving 1983 work 'Healing Music of Rana'. While supplies last we have the Streets of Rage 2 soundtrack in on wax, a masterpiece of videogame house jams, plus a killer techno comp from the Mannequin Records label, and a compilation of some of Klaus Schulze's earliest pieces, titled 'La Vie Electronique, Vol. 1'.
    Read More
  • USED VINYL ALERT

    USED VINYL ALERT

    Heading downstairs for this week's USED VINYL ALERT, we're taking you on another vinyl journey this week, through a collection that is especially strong on jazz, soundtracks, international and exotica, and female vocalists.


    Jazz heads take note, we have an extra special set of records hitting the floor this week. Deep catalog runs on several big names, collectible labels like Blue Note, Impulse and Prestige, and some titles of the desert island variety. This week's names include Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Fatha Hines, Oscar Peterson, Gabor Szabo, Art Pepper, Sonny Stitt, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, Jack DeJohnette, Gary Bartz, Jimmy Smith, Wayne Shorter, Horace Silver, Sam Rivers, Herbie Hancock, Stanley Turrentine, Sonny Fortune, Bobby Hutcherson, Dewey Redman, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, Tony Williams, Phineas Newborn, Larry Young, Cecil Taylor, Dave Brubeck, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

    Into the songbirds? We've got female vocalists of every era and sound, including names like Nina Simone, Joni Mitchell, Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, Ethel Waters, Julie London, Lena Horne, Nancy Wilson, Edith Piaf, Betty Carter, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holliday, Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, Petula Clark, Sarah Vaughan, Miriam Makeba, Patti Smith, Tracy Chapman, Toni Childs, Mireille Mathieu, Nana Mouskouri, Nancy Sinatra, and Lulu! 

    Plenty of rock, naturally. This week we've got a slew of Beatles and Stones, plus must owns from the Monkees, the Byrds, the Band, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Blue Oyster Cult, Blue Cheer, the Allmans, Beach Boys, Steve Miller, psych from Aum, Captain Beyond, and Neil Merryweather, heavy stuff from Cinderella, Black Sabbath, Anvil, Armoured Saint, Vinnie Moore, and Mindfunk, new wave and early indie from Shriekback, Pete Shelley, the Church, Ride, Blur, Mad Season, and some newer ones from Alex G and the Last Shadow Puppets. Plenty more early alternative and new wave obscurities this week, as well.

    We've got country and folk from Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Leon Russell, Johnny Cash, Arlo Guthrie, the Sons of the Pioneers, and Jack Elliott, plus a truckload of sweet early Chuck Berry LPs!

    We wrap up with a wide-ranging selection of soundtracks, ranging from Otto Preminger noirs, to Bond films, to 80s classics, to campy horror, and much more, culminating in a seriously SWEET stash of Italian soundtracks, including several seminal Morricone's, mondo obscurities, and other Italo goodies. We've also got some sweet exotica classics, LPs highlighting South America and East Asia, and a couple Bollywood prizes as well. As always, we've added some things for the kids, and we have a fresh selection of SOUL 45s in the 7" new arrivals bins!

    The rest is up to you, come on down and have a go!
    Read More
  • NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA TUESDAY APRIL 10TH:

    NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA TUESDAY APRIL 10TH:

    Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon is Tuesday, April 10th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question from Angie and Marty at 6PM. Save the date for May 8th!

    Read More
  • NEW & VINTAGE TURNTABLES + STEREO GEAR IN STOCK

    The basement is fully stocked with new and vintage equipment:

    New turntables (Pro-Ject Debut Carbon) & New speakers (Kantu YU2)
    Vintage turntables, speakers & receivers starting at $99.
    Full vintage systems including turntable, receiver & speakers, starting at $299.

    Read More
  • OTHERS TALK BACK

    This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.

    Superchunk – “What A Time to Be Alive”  Since their return in 2009, Superchunk has released two albums, one in 2010, and another in 2013. Those albums were good but not great.  But those albums were more than one would expect from a band who had not released an album in ten years and had basically stopped touring.  The five year wait, however, for “What A Time to Be Alive “was definitely worth it.  “What A Time to Be Alive” is as good as any the band released in their classic years – those years being roughly from 1990 to 1995.  Yes, it is that good.  If you were ever a fun of Superchunk you will have to pick this one up right away.  Just remember, it is that good. - Ted

    Shannon and The Clams - “Onion”  Shannon and the Clams (SATC) have released four albums since 2009.  Before this album, Shannon Shaw and her band cranked out a sixties garage/surf sound.  They were fun, but also a bit jokey, playing everything for laughs.  “Onion” was produced by Dan Auerbach of Black Keys fame.   It appears that during the production, Mr.  Auerbach and the band went back and looked at the deep background of the band’s sound.  They swept aside the jokey parts and went back to what made the songs so great so many years ago.  Those songs that got the band hooked on the sounds of the sixties in the first place.  The time frame for the new album is 1963 to 1965, and includes soul, R&B, pop, surf, girl groups and more.  SATC songs on “Onion” are not pastiches of the early sixties, but songs that take the best parts of the sixties and build upon them to make great songs, songs that are great regardless of the time frame.  “Onion” is a head turner when compared to what the band did before.  And there is nothing wrong with growth! - Ted

    Marlon Williams – “Make Way For Love”  Mr. Williams is only 28 and this is only his second album.  How a man as young as Mr. Williams can make an album that sounds like it is from another era but still sound so totally fresh is astounding.  The sweet and high voice of Mr. Williams conjures up visions of a young Roy Orbison.   The country/pop music also seems to bring back another era.   But as with Shannon and the Clams, there is more going on with Mr. Williams than revivals.  His talent is what makes this album something familiar but also some new.   And his vocal talent is astounding.   “Make Way For Love” is an album from a talent that is just beginning.  One wonders what he will do in the next few years. - Ted

    Read More
  • New Release Round-Up 02-16-18

     

    New Releases 16 Feb 2018



    Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems [Limited Edition LP Box Set] - Matador
    A new Belle & Sebastian release is always something to cheer. So three new releases leads to the inevitable conclusion: three cheers! Here is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, and play at the official London residence of the US ambassador (the last president’s ambassador, not the current one’s). Murdoch, as ever, is not the only writer. Sarah Martin (violin/vocals) brought in the delicious ‘The Same Star’, which marries Belle and Sebastian’s melodiousness to a pounding Motown backbeat, and was produced by Leo Abrahams (Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts, Regina Spektor). “We’d met Leo in February of 2016, and I’d say that meeting and the recording of ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’ were the first tangible steps of this EP project,” Martin says. “We didn’t have a stack of songs to play him, but we liked him and he became a part of the plan from that point - and when I’d got to a point with ‘The Same Star’ where it just needed to be recorded, I thought it could benefit from having a producer to steer things, and fortunately we had a slot in the diary marked ‘Leo’ coming up. It’s not a song we’d laboured over playing for months - it fell together quite quickly thanks in large part to Bob’s [Bobby Kildea, guitarist] enthusiasm and Stuart’s willingness to dismember an old song and repurpose the break, so that it wasn’t just the same three chords over and over and over.” There’s one big reason why 15 songs are coming out on three EPs, rather than one album. “We’d made a couple of LPs, Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister, within the space of six months,” Murdoch says, remembering the early days of the band’s career, and how that fed into their decision-making this time.

    Pianos Become The Teeth - Wait For Love

    Pianos Become The Teeth - Wait For LovePianos Become The Teeth - Wait For LovePianos Become The Teeth - Wait For Love - Epitaph
    Wait For Love, their fourth album, sees Pianos Become The Teeth taking another sonic step forward to craft a musical statement that truly transcends genres. The Baltimore natives have produced a collection of songs that feature lush soundscapes and a more nuanced and melodic sound when compared to the screamo-aggression of their early work. Fans who have followed the band’s trajectory—from their 2013 split with Touché Amoré—can trace the way the band’s sound has evolved from a melodic screamo act to a group that create heaviness and weight via raw emotion instead of distortion and dissonance.

    Video Available 


    _________________________________________________________



    Superchunk - What A Time To Be Alive - Merge Records
    After the shocking, and for many, demoralizing result of the 2016 election, “I didn’t buy the silver lining some were promoting that ‘well, at least art and music will be great now!’,” says Superchunk co-founder and frontman Mac McCaughan. “Obviously, any sane person would gladly trade four to eight years of terrible music for not having our country dismantled to satisfy the whims of a vengeful child and his enablers.” That said, good music and art still have a lot to say, and the urgency of current events gave Mac, Laura, Jim, and Jon the momentum to make something new sooner than later. “It would be strange to be in a band, at least our band, and make a record that completely ignored the surrounding circumstances that we live in and that our kids are going to grow up in.” Enter What A Time To Be Alive, Superchunk’s first album in over four years, out February 16, 2018, on Merge Records. It’s a record, says Mac, “about a pretty dire and depressing situation but hopefully not a record that is dire and depressing to listen to.”

    Ought - Room Inside The World - Merge Records
    On Room Inside The WorldOught's third album and their first for Merge—growing up doesn’t mean mellowing out so much as it means learning to pay attention, listening carefully and openly, staying somewhere long enough to really understand where you are. Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Silver Jews), Room Inside the World explores themes that have always concerned the band—identity, connection, survival in a precarious world—but with a bolder, more nuanced sound palette. Vibraphone, justly intonated synthesizers, drum machines, and a 70-piece choir suffuse the precise post-punk breakdowns that spangled Ought’s first two albums, giving rise to an emotional complexity that pushes their characteristically taut sound to greater depths.

    Born Ruffians - Uncle, Duke & The Chief - Yep Roc Records
    Produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins), Uncle, Duke & The Chief is a record less concerned with what sounds hip than what feels good. In the Born Ruffians case that meant shedding some of their more arty influences (the Pixies, Talking Heads) and reconnecting with the sounds they first heard on their parents turntables as kids: Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, and pre-psychedelic Beatles. It's about going back to the deepest, most satisfying itch to scratch, says lead singer Luke Lalonde. And in doing so, the album takes you back to a time when the Ruffians sounded less like a band and more like a gang, raising a wild ruckus and speaking in telepathic tongues.




    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Brandi Carlile - By The Way, I Forgive You [LP]
    Craig David - The Time Is Now [LP]
    Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall [2LP]
    Kendrick Lamar - Damn. Collectors Edition. [Limited Edition Clear LP]
    Wild Beasts - Last Night All My Dreams Came True [2LP]
    Morbid Angel - Kingdoms Disdained [7in Vinyl Box Set]
    Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts Of The Great Highway [LP]
    Polica & S T A R G A Z E - Music For The Long Emergency [LP]
    Senses Fail - If There Is Light, It Will Find You [LP]
    Shannon & The Clams - Onion [LP]
    Nipsey Hustle - Victory Lap
    Nina Simone - Nina Simone At Town Hall [Limited Edition Pink LP]
    Everything Is Recorded - Everything Is Recorded By Richard Russell [LP]
    I'm With Her - See You Around [LP]
    Loma - Loma [LP]
    Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy [LP]
    U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited [LP]

    & More .....

    Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems (Part 3) EP [Vinyl]
    Mt. Si - 911 EP [Vinyl]
    Mansions - Deserter EP [Vinyl]
    Brett Dennen - Let's… EP
    Good Old War - Part Of You EP
    Ride - Tomorrow's Shore EP [Vinyl]
    Twitching Tongues - Kill For You
    Jeremy Messersmith - Purple Hearts



     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Caroline Rose - Loner

    Caroline Rose - LonerCaroline Rose - LonerCaroline Rose - Loner - New West Records
    The songs and narrative’s on Loner reflect my life over the last couple years––I joined Tinder, I got my first apartment and painted it teal, I went to parties, I discussed politics, I had a girlfriend, we traveled the country, we broke up. I learned, for better or worse, how to be a member of the modern world. Turns out the modern world is terrifying. Tired of the bottomless pit of sad songs, I decided to put a spin on my greatest songwriting inspirations––misogyny, unplanned pregnancy, Capitalism, anxiety, loneliness and death––and wrap such depressing subject matter in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito…Because it’s hard being serious all the time and sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail. Loner reflects the styles of music I love––pop, folk, punk, electronic, and surf music––all thrown into a blender with a ladle full of cheeky satire. I call it Schizodrift. It sounds like Blondie drunk on mai tais. Loner was co-produced by myself and the wonderful Paul Butler (Devendra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul & The Broken Bones) and recorded in freezing Northern California, in addition to my parent’s attic and my last apartment. It was mixed by sound guru Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Nick Hakim, Show Me The Body) in Brooklyn, NY. - Caroline Rose

    Video Available 

    _________________________________________________________

     

    Joshua Hyslop - Echos

    Joshua Hyslop - EchosJoshua Hyslop - EchosJoshua Hyslop - Echos - Nettwerk Records
    Joshua Hyslop's new album Echos, releases on February 23, 2018 (Nettwerk) and is an empathetic collection of stories reflecting the Vancouver based singer/songwriters personal experiences as well as those around him. Since emerging with his 2012 full-length debut Where The Mountain Meets The Valley, Joshua Hyslop has accumulated over 65 Million streams worldwide, performed over 200 shows spanning North America and Europe, garnered critical acclaim and support throughout the media and industry peers, and has carved out an impressive diehard fan base.

    Video Available


    _________________________________________________________




    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.

     

    Read More
  • New Release Round-Up 02-23-18

     

    Caroline Rose - Loner

    Caroline Rose - LonerCaroline Rose - LonerCaroline Rose - Loner - New West Records
    The songs and narrative’s on Loner reflect my life over the last couple years––I joined Tinder, I got my first apartment and painted it teal, I went to parties, I discussed politics, I had a girlfriend, we traveled the country, we broke up. I learned, for better or worse, how to be a member of the modern world. Turns out the modern world is terrifying. Tired of the bottomless pit of sad songs, I decided to put a spin on my greatest songwriting inspirations––misogyny, unplanned pregnancy, Capitalism, anxiety, loneliness and death––and wrap such depressing subject matter in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito…Because it’s hard being serious all the time and sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail. Loner reflects the styles of music I love––pop, folk, punk, electronic, and surf music––all thrown into a blender with a ladle full of cheeky satire. I call it Schizodrift. It sounds like Blondie drunk on mai tais. Loner was co-produced by myself and the wonderful Paul Butler (Devendra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul & The Broken Bones) and recorded in freezing Northern California, in addition to my parent’s attic and my last apartment. It was mixed by sound guru Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Nick Hakim, Show Me The Body) in Brooklyn, NY. - Caroline Rose

    Video Available 

    _________________________________________________________



    Vance Joy - Nation Of Two - Atlantic
    James Keogh, otherwise known as Vance Joy, is a folk/pop artist from Melbourne, Australia. Vance Joy’s love of music was inspired by his mother’s aptitude at literature and his father’s fondness of singing. His parents’ vast, eclectic record collection only served to heighten his partiality to it. After completing a university degree in law, he decided to take a year’s break to focus on making music. He travelled to India and South-East Asia with a collection of songs rattling around in his head. When he came home, they all fell into place. Like the unforced orchestration of his songs, Vance Joy’s recent success has developed organically.

    Concert For George (Live at Royal Albert Hall) - Craft Recordings
    On November 29, 2002, one year after the passing of George Harrison, Olivia Harrison and longtime friend Eric Clapton organized a performance tribute in his honor. Held at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the momentous evening featured George’s songs, and music he loved, performed by a lineup that included Clapton, Jeff Lynne, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Monty Python, Billy Preston, Jools Holland, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar, Joe Brown, Ringo Starr, Dhani Harrison and many more. In honor of George Harrison’s 75th birthday (February 25), the Grammy®-winning release Concert For George, is available for the first time on vinyl, released as a 4-LP Box Set, as well as well as new CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray combo configurations.

    Joshua Hyslop - Echos

    Joshua Hyslop - EchosJoshua Hyslop - EchosJoshua Hyslop - Echos - Nettwerk Records
    Joshua Hyslop's new album Echos, releases this week (Nettwerk) and is an empathetic collection of stories reflecting the Vancouver based singer/songwriters personal experiences as well as those around him. Since emerging with his 2012 full-length debut Where The Mountain Meets The Valley, Joshua Hyslop has accumulated over 65 Million streams worldwide, performed over 200 shows spanning North America and Europe, garnered critical acclaim and support throughout the media and industry peers, and has carved out an impressive diehard fan base.

    Video Available


    _________________________________________________________



    Grant-Lee Phillips - Widdershins - Yep Roc Records
    I'm drawing from the urgency of the moment, says acclaimed Nashville-based singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips, of Widdershins, his ninth solo album out this week on Yep Roc Records. Inspired by the things that eat away in the late hours, Phillips invests the insight, nuance and wit in a riveting dissection of today's fraught social landscape. Recorded over four days at Sound Emporium in Nashville, the 13-track set was produced by Phillips (guitar/vocals/keyboards) and cut largely live in the studio as a trio with Jerry Roe (drums) and Lex Price (bass). Mixed by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Punch Brothers) and engineered by Mike Stankiewicz, the album delivers its poetic truths in Phillips' peerless melodic sensibilities, relayed via vocal performances that balance intensity and vulnerability.

    Fever Ray - Plunge - Mute U.S.
    Fever Ray's new album, Plunge, is the first release in eight years since the celebrated self-titled debut in 2009. Plunge was recorded in Karin Dreijer’s Stockholm studio in collaboration with the producers Paula Temple, Deena Abdelwahed, NÍDIA, Tami T, Peder Mannerfelt and Johannes Berglund. Karin Dreijer is one half of the electronic duo The Knife along with her brother, Olof Dreijer.





    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    S. Carey - Hundred Acres [Translucent Green LP]
    Turnstile - Time & Space [LP]
    Screaming Females - All At Once [2LP]
    Danielle Nicole - Cry No More [LP]
    Milestones - Red Lights
    Reggie And The Full Effect - 41 [LP]
    Tony Banks - Five
    Holly Miranda - Mutual Horse [LP]
    Big Smo - Special Reserve
    Remo Drive - Greatest Hits
    Ty Dolla $ign - Beach House 3 [2LP]
    Nina Simone - The Colpix Singles Remastered [Mono LP]
    Nightcrawlers - The Biophonic Boombox Recordings [2LP]
    Dessa - Chime [LP]
    Strange Names - Data [LP]
    We Sell The Dead - Heaven Doesn't Want You and Hell Is Full [LP]
    Lo Moon - Lo Moon [LP]
    David Bowie - Heroes: 2017 Remastered Version [LP]
    David Bowie - Stage: 2017 Remastered Version [3LP]
    David Bowie - Low: 2017 Remastered Version [LP]
    David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps): 2017 Remastered Version [LP]
    David Bowie - Lodger: 2017 Remastered Version [LP]

    & More .....

    Jimi Hendrix - Lover Man/ Foxey Lady [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 7in]
    Xiu Xiu & R - Xiu Xiu / (R) [Split Vinyl]
    Dr. Octagon - Octagon Octagon
    Confidence Man - Don't You Know I'm In A Band
    Dr. Dog - Go Out Fighting
    Blackberry Smoke - I'll Keep Ramblin'


     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds

    Jonathan Wilson - Rare BirdsJonathan Wilson - Rare BirdsJonathan Wilson - Rare Birds - Bella Union
    Jonathan Wilson had a busy 2017, producing Father John Misty's grammy-nominated Pure Comedy and touring arenas around the globe as a guitarist and vocalist for Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters (for whom he also contributed to the lauded Is This The Life We Really Want? album.) Wilson also saw widespread acclaim heaped on Karen Elson’s sophomore LP Double Roses, which he recorded with her in Los Angeles in 2016. But it's not looking like Wilson is going to get much of a rest in 2018 either, as he'll be continuing on with the worldwide Waters tour and is set to release his own new solo album Rare Birds next week. The highly anticipated long player - which features backing vocals from Lana Del Rey, Josh Tillman, fellow Roger Waters bandmates Lucius and an extraordinary musical gift from otherworldly Brian Eno collaborator Laraaji - will be released through Bella Union worldwide.

    Early Listen Available Video Available





    _________________________________________________________

    Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - After The Fall

    Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - After The FallKeith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - After The Fall - ECM Records
    The group colloquially known as “the Standards trio” has made many outstanding recordings, and After The Fall must rank with the very best of them. “I was amazed to hear how well the music worked,” writes Keith Jarrett in his liner note. “For me, it’s not only a historical document, but a truly great concert.” This performance – in Newark, New Jersey in November 1998 – marked Jarrett’s return to the concert stage after a two year hiatus. Joined by improvising partners Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, he glides and soars through classics of the Great American Songbook including “The Masquerade Is Over”, “Autumn Leaves”, “When I Fall In Love” and “I’ll See You Again”. There are also breath-taking accounts of hallowed bebop tunes including Charlie Parker’s “Scrapple From The Apple”, Bud Powell’s “Bouncin’ With Bud” and Sonny Rollins’s “Doxy”.

    Early Listen Available





    _________________________________________________________




    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.

     

    Read More


Music Releases 02-23-18

Artist Title Price
Caroline Rose Loner [LP] New Vinyl: $18.98
Video
Vance Joy Nation Of Two New CD: $12.99
Various Artists Concert For George (Live at Royal Albert Hall) [2CD] New CD: $19.98
Joshua Hyslop Echos [LP] New Vinyl: $20.98
Video
Grant-Lee Phillips Widdershins New CD: $15.99
Fever Ray Plunge [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
S. Carey Hundred Acres [Translucent Green LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
Turnstile Time & Space [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Screaming Females All At Once [2LP] New Vinyl: $25.98
Danielle Nicole Cry No More [LP] New Vinyl: $23.98
Holly Miranda Mutual Horse [LP] New Vinyl: $18.98
Milestones Red Lights New CD: $11.99
Nina Simone The Colpix Singles Remastered [Mono LP] New Vinyl: $20.98
Ty Dolla $ign Beach House 3 [2LP] New Vinyl: $23.98

View More

Movie Releases 02-23-18

Artist Title Price
Various Artists Concert For George (Live at Royal Albert Hall) [2CD/2Blu-ray] New CD: $45.98
Three Billboards Outsides Ebbing Missouri [Movie] Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri New Blu-Ray: $34.99
Darkest Hour [Movie] Darkest Hour New Blu-Ray: $34.98
Coco [Disney Movie] Coco New Blu-Ray: $39.99
The Doors Live at The Isle of Wight Festival 1970 [Blu-ray + CD] New CD: $26.98
Just Getting Started [Movie] Just Getting Started New Blu-Ray: $44.95
Murder On the Orient Express [Movie] Murder On The Orient Express New Blu-Ray: $34.99

View More