The Dead Daisies - Holy Ground - SPV
The Dead Daisies have started the next chapter welcoming new band member Glenn Hughes. Also known as "The Voice Of Rock", Glenn has taken over lead vocals and bass guitar, joining guitarists Doug Aldrich, David Lowy and drummer Deen Castronovo. With the addition of Glenn Hughes, The Daisies supercharge their front line through his rock solid bass grooves and unmatched vocal intensity. As all fans know, the man is a true original, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, with a rich history of music that features heavy weights like Deep Purple and Black Country Communion as well as a successful solo career. One might say: "They don't build rockers like him anymore". Followers can expect more High-Voltage Rock songs, indomitable grooves and spellbinding lyrics, all the ingredients that have made this music so timeless, out-living trends of the modern day. The sound of The Dead Daisies is entrenched in the Hard Rock way of life we all love but as a living, breathing rock band, they are constantly evolving & bringing new dynamics to a classic style.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEKFor more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Bring Me The Horizon - Post Human: Survival Horror
Bicep - Isles
Perry Farrell - The Glitz; The Glamour
Guided By Voices - Styles We Paid For
Brian Eno - Film Music 1976 – 2020
Kiwi jr. - Cooler Returns
Rhye - Home
Moon Taxi - Silver Dream
Seasick Steve - Love & Peace
Steve Hackett - Under A Mediterranean Sky
Cub Scout Bowling Pins - Heaven Beats Iowa EP
Nicholas Lens / Nick Cave - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S
Bob Mould - Distortion: 1996-2007
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Bang!... The Greatest Hits Of Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Spice Girls - Forever [Deluxe LP]
Old Dominion - Meat And Candy
Jason Bieler & The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra - Songs For The Apocalypse
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 [SYEOR 2021 2LP]
Genesis - A Trick of the Tail [SYEOR 2021 Easter Yellow LP]
Genesis - Duke [SYEOR 2021 White LP]
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms [SYEOR 2021 2LP]
Dire Straits - Communiqué [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - Dire Straits [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - Making Movies [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - On Every Street [SYEOR 2021 2LP]
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly [SYEOR 2021 Opaque LP]
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Lucero - When You Found Me - Liberty & Lament
Like the great river that flows through Memphis, the music of Lucero keeps rolling on, twisting and turning through the years, the same dark and brooding steadiness always at work. Since forming in late the ‘90s, this group of Memphis road-dogs has mixed heartfelt lyrics with the sounds of early rock and roll, classic punk, country-folk, and deep-fried Southern soul. It’s a sound that stands on the pillars of American music, born more of feeling than technique, delivered night after night to legions of fans in dive bars and theaters, and on stages as august as Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Ryman. In short, it’s music that is built to last, impervious to trends. For their tenth studio album, When You Found Me, the band continues its natural evolution, this time tapping into a more atmospheric, widescreen vision (one that wouldn’t seem out of place on a Reagan-era FM dial) while still staying tethered to its roots. “I wanted a very classic rock sound for this album,” says songwriter and frontman Ben Nichols. “I wanted it to sound like stuff I heard on the radio growing up. I didn’t want to make a retro record at all, but I did want to reference some of those sounds and tones and moods. I think we struck a nice balance between nostalgia and something that still sounds like contemporary Lucero.”
Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams - Transgressive
Twenty-year-old, London-based musician and poet Arlo Parks, has been very steadily climbing the ranks as an artist to watch since the release of her confessional debut single "Cola" in 2018. Arlo has received praise from artists such as Billie Eilish, Wyclef Jean, Clairo, Florence Welsh and Phoebe Bridgers during the past year while growing her fan base exponentially. Arlo's debut album "is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific." On a personal level, Parks struggled with her identity growing up; a self- confessed tom-boy who was super sensitive and "uncool," she says it was like "I'm a black kid who can't dance for shit, listens to emo music and currently has a crush on some girl in my Spanish class." By the time she reached 17, she shaved her head, figured out she was bisexual and produced/wrote an album's worth of material.
New arrivals this week include a long-awaited new solo record from JEFF TWEEDY. 'Love is the King' is a very, very mellow pandemic record from the Wilco frontman, focusing on his songwriting craft as a sort of companion piece to his recent book, "How To Write One Song". Tragically departed NYC rapper POP SMOKE's final album 'Shoot For the Stars Aim For The Moon' is now in stock on vinyl, and we get LP copies of the very excellent new album from TYLER CHILDERS. 'Long Violent History' is a mostly-instrumental album of Kentucky bluegrass, recorded in response to this past summer's racial justice demonstrations.An absolute jewel of vocal jazz perfection gets the audiophile treatment it deserves on a new Verve/Acoustic Sounds edition of SARAH VAUGHAN's classic 1955 self-titled album. Two of last year's greatest jazz releases are back in stock on LP after many months of waiting. NUBYA GARCIA's stunning 'Source' returns, along with JEFF PARKER's 'Suite For Max Brown'.Playful progressive space rock reigns on GONG's 1973 classic, 'Flying Teapot', back in print on LP. We've also got a new LP compilation of wonderful zouk from Guadeloupe called 'Cadence Revolution', and a new album of chilled vintage electronics from LEGOWELT called 'Unconditional Contours'.
Color vinyl reissues of some fun and in-demand LPs arrive this week, with new editions of 'It's My Life' by TALK TALK and BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD's 'Retrospective', plus vinyl editions of the DANNY ELFMAN scores from 'Dick Tracy' and 'Batman'.
We start off this week's Used Vinyl Alert with a seriously fresh selection of rare jazz and blues LPs. Some of our favorite names are here this week, including Lee Konitz, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Count Basie, Horace Silver, Charlie Byrd, Ron Carter, Cecil Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Woods, Bill Evans, Lem Winchester, Roy Ayers, and many more. Blues classics are in from Mississippi John Hurt, Big Joe Williams, Fenton Robinson, Bobby Blue Bland, Little Walter, Freddie King, Jimmy Witherspoon, Albert King, and others.A nice crop of recent rock/pop/indie is here, including some out of print titles from My Morning Jacket, Queens of the Stone Age, Grizzly Bear, Shearwater, the 1975, They Might Be Giants, Father John Misty, Cage the Elephant, and Ringo Deathstarr. Plenty of rock classics as well, including a slew of Beatles and solo LPs, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rush, the Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, the Band, Tom Petty, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, AC/DC, Toto, Black Sabbath, Yes, Billy Joel, the Troggs, the Ventures, Elton John, Love, Little Feat, ZZ Top, and the Allman Brothers.On top of all that, we've got some great international and folk LPs, soul and disco, a deep run of house and electro 12s, classic country, soundtracks, and a whole lot of strange novelty, sound effects, and otherwise miscellaneous gems!
Monumental rap drop this week and it's all taster's choice. This is leaning hard on golden era nuggets from 88-96. Largely NYC in scope, expect to see work from heavy hitters like Eric B & Rakim, De La Soul, Gangstarr, Big Daddy Kane, Tribe and BDP. It's deep, so this goes beyond stray loosies and includes great stuff from Main Source, Akinyele and Schoolly D. Trust, the borders extend beyond the Boroughs, so yeah, there's a rack from Outkast, the Geto Boys, NWA, Death Row, you know the vibes. Dig deeper and you'll find slightly later underground jewels from Company Flow [including Vast Aire, Can Ox and El-P], Kool Keith, Rawkus affiliates and J Dilla. I could write out three more paragraphs, so best believe this is not one to miss.
As part of Billboard’s efforts to best cover the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on the music industry, Chris Eggertsen has been speaking with Angie each week to chronicle the experience of an independent record store throughout the crisis. Here is a link to the stories in the series so far:
After the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, we launched this holiday tradition to spread some much needed joy and spirit. This year's holiday groove is in its 20th edition and we hope the effect remains the same (in this year where we could all really use it)...happy holidays from all of us at Strictly Discs.
2020 Holiday Groove Tracklisting:
1. Galaxie 500 - Listen The Snow Is Falling - 1990
2. Advance Base & Mike Adams - Quartermaster's Wintertime (Bill Fox) - 1998
3. Louis Prima & Wingy Manone - What Will Santa Claus Say? - 1936
4. Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band - Sugarplum Nightmare Tango - 2020
5. Advance Base - Christmas In Milwaukee - 2015
6. Clever Girls - Christmas Will Break Your Heart - 2019
7. Amerigo Gazaway - Christmas in Crooklyn - 2018
8. The Supremes - Twinkle Twinkle Little Me - 1965
9. DATAGIRL - O Come, O Come Emmanuel - 2019
10. Emperor Penguin - Erotic Christmas (Home For The Holograms) - 2000
11. Purple Mountains - Snow Is Falling in Manhattan - 2019
12. Silkworm - Merry Christmas - 1998
13. Gene Autry - Santa's Comin' in a Whirley Bird - 1959
14. Sharon Van Etten - Blue Christmas - 2020
15. Tuba Peter - Auld Lang Syne - 2012