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New Release Round-Up 02-09-24

Sam Cooke - Sam Cooke’s SAR Records Story [4LP]

Sam Cooke - Sam Cooke’s SAR Records Story [4LP] - ABKCO

SAM COOKE'S SAR RECORDS STORY (1959-1965) / VARiOUS - Originally released by ABKCO as a 2-CD set in 1994, Sam Cooke's SAR Records Story 1959-1965 is now available on vinyl as a 4-LP set. This collection gathers significant recordings of SAR Records - the label Sam Cooke co-founded, produced the majority of records for and was instrumental in operating. Groundbreaking artists such as The Sour Stirrers, Johnnie Taylor, Billy Preston and Bobby Womack's group, The Valentinos, are all featured - in addition to Sam himself.

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Madi Diaz - Weird Faith

Madi Diaz - Weird Faith - ANTI

Madi Diaz has been making records and writing songs professionally since the mid 2000s, but it wasn’t until she released 2021’s History Of A Feeling that she felt the glare of wider notoriety. It wasn’t her debut album, but it certainly felt like it. She made her daytime and night time television debuts, embarked on her first solo tour since 2012, and supported Waxahatchee and Angel Olsen on tour, and also collaborated with them on record. Harry Styles handpicked Diaz to open for him in arenas and stadiums in North America, and was so taken by her captivating live show, he asked her to be a member of his touring band, to sing alongside him all over Europe and the UK, as well as continuing to open the show in various cities. After three months on the road touring internationally, Diaz is back in Nashville, and gearing up to release her new album, Weird Faith, perched on the precipice of her moment. Featuring Kacey Musgraves and produced by Sam Cohen and Konrad Snyder, the album feels expansive and exploratory, showcasing her growth as a songwriter and speaking earnestly about the fears that come from falling in love again.

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The Dead South - Chains & Stakes

TThe Dead South - Chains & Stakes - SIX SHOOTER RECORDS INC

The Dead South grow more adventurous and assured with each new album. For their fourth full-length record, they brought producer Jimmy Nutt to Mexico City, where they recorded 13 songs full of plot twists, family trees, grudges, insurance scams, bacon, burials, banjo riffs and more. The Dead South flawlessly execute banjo rolls and lightning fast mandolin tremolos, 3-part harmonies and songs of classic themes -murder ballads, disloyalty, ghosts and the like, with a wink and a smile. Where Bluegrass meets Bach meets Billy Talent, for fans of Frank Sinatra and Tool alike, you’ll find The Dead South’s Chains & Stakes. Chains & Stakes is truly a “Dead South” collection in the balance of darkness and levity that has come to define their unmistakable style.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Brittany Howard - What Now [Translucent Lemonade LP]

USHER - Coming Home [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peachy Sky 2LP]

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP2: 10th Anniversary Edition [Expanded Deluxe 4 LP]

David Nance - David Nance & Mowed Sound [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]

Yellowcard - A Hopeful Sign [Solid Magnolia LP]

Dhani Harrison - INNERSTANDING [Neon Yellow 2LP]

Les Claypool - Adverse Yaw: The Prawn Song Years [7LP Box Set]

Il Divo - XX [Silver LP]

Futurebirds & Carl Broemel - ...Thanks Y'all (Live) [3LP]

Kali Malone - All Life Long [2LP]

The Pineapple Thief - It Leads To This [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]

The Chisel - What A Fucking Nightmare [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]

Orgone - Chimera [Opaque Yellow LP]

British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?: Deluxe Edition [Limited Edition Orange 2LP]

glass beach - plastic death [Orange 2LP]

Joe Wong - Mere Survival [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ivory LP]

Josh Ritter - The Animal Years [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Rose Champagne LP]

ITZY - BORN TO BE [Version A]

Itasca - Imitation of War [LP]

Joel Ross - nublues [2LP]

Zara Larsson - VENUS [Red Marbled LP]

The Steel Wheels - Sideways [LP]

Tyler Ramsey - New Lost Ages [Grey LP]

Packs - Melt The Honey [Gold LP]

& More .....

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Lil Peep - Cry Baby

Lil Peep - Cry Baby - Death Note Music / The Orchard

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