Music Releases 11-08-19
The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents. Ghosteen is a migrating spirit. The album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles.
The follow up to FKA twigs’ critically acclaimed Brit Award and Mercury Prize nominated debut LP1 (2014, Young Turks). Widely regarded as one of the best albums of 2014 and selling over 340,000 records globally. Top-40 rapper Future appears on the album’s second single “Holy Terrain”, continuing a run of rap collaborations including an appearance on A$AP Rocky’s ‘Testing’ LP. Twigs will tour the US in November with a theatrical performance that debuted in May to universal acclaim as well as several major festivals (Afropunk Brooklyn and Atlanta, Flog Gnaw) Press campaign includes September i-D cover, multi-page feature in Vogue October issue, television appearances and more. Twigs is a cultural figure outside of the music realm as well: appearing in the feature film “Honey Boy” out 11/8/19, being named a creative director for Nike, and starring in a viral Spike Jonze-directed Apple ad
Allen Stone’s “Building Balance” is his first new album in 4 years, spanning a time period spent figuring out how the old parts and the new parts of his universe were going to co-exist. For Building Balance he worked with Grammywinning producer Nasri as well as Jamie Lidell. Stone continues to draw inspiration from '70s funk and soul with current flexes, sitting amid D'Angelo in its sultrier moments, Stevie Wonder at its most melodic and the production of Mark Ronson at its most modern.
Recorded in here-and-there studio spurts over the last two years, ‘2019 ‘will be released November 8th, and will be made up of originals and cover songs tied to specific holidays, each of which will drop around their respective date: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day (and Taurus season!), Independence Day, Springsteen’s Birthday (not an official holiday, though we’re told Chris Christie often took that day off ), Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s. Dacus uses her gift as a songwriter to help understand and cope with the world around her, including making sense of national holidays, often more geared towards social media boasts and manufactured consumerism than authentic celebration. “What is going on,” she asks herself on these days, retreating from the heightened expectations of holidays to figure out what to make of them and to find her own meaning. “I’ve collected some songs from try- ing to answer that question,” she says, and “this EP seems like the right place to put them next to each other. These songs are self-contained, not indicative of a new direction, just a willing- ness to do something different and sometimes even out of character.” “Emotionally raw and intimate... (Lucy Dacus has) A big, unadulterated voice and tattooable lyrics.” -The New York Times “Lucy Dacus’ voice has a snuggly allure, its tone warm, deep, and decadent” - Pitchfork “She never sounds less than supremely confident on lyrics that make the personal political, and vice versa, ac- companied by musical arrangements that are sometimes downright majestic.” - Paste Magazine
Multi-platinum artist Trippie Redd defies conventions with lovelorn melodies and bulletproof rapping. Since emerging two years ago, Trippie has racked up platinum singles and 5 billion streams. His second official album ! is set to release on 8/09 (11/08 on Vinyl) featuring singles “Mac 10 (feat. Lil Baby and Lil Duke)” and “Under Enemy Arms” which alone drew over 32 million streams. The Source claimed, “[Under Enemy Arms] itself is a turn-up”. Features on ! also include Playboi Carti, The Game and Coi Leray.
FITTED is a new project from Wire members Graham Lewis and Matthew Simms, with Mike Watt (Minutemen, Stooges, fIREHOSE) and drummer Bob Lee (Fearless Leader, The Freeks). The group first convened after just one practice to perform at Wire’s DRILL festival in 2017 at The Echo in Los Angeles. On their debut album, First Fits, the freewheelin' pysch-pop powerhouse plows through six numbers over the course of 38 minutes, with Lewis and Watt trading lead vocal duties. The album will be available on LP, CD, and digital formats beginning November 8th.
The vinyl release features a deluxe package with a gatefold jacket and lyric insert.
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Three unique LPs specifically timed to be released throughout the first season of HBO’s Watchmen. Created in collaboration with the show’s writers, each LP features the score from Academy Award winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as artwork and packaging exclusive to this vinyl release that explores the culture of Watchmen America and provides revealing insights into the saga's mythology and mysteries.
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Bridges To Buenos Aires is the latest concert release from The Rolling Stones' archive. The full-length show from their five night sell-out residency at the River Plate Stadium in Argentina's capital city has been restored in full and features a very special guest appearance from Bob Dylan on Like A Rolling Stone. Filmed on April 5th 1998, by this point, the band had played to over two million people on the first two legs of the tour in North America and Japan. On Limited Color 3LP set.
Post Malone bends genres to create his own sonic sound that’s intoxicating. 2019 has been packed with one milestone after another for the Dallas native. “Congratulations” has been certified Diamond by the RIAA. Beerbongs & Bentleys emerges on the Mid-Year Top 10 Albums and he has two entries on the Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Songs, namely “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” w/ Swae Lee at #3 & “wow.” at #6, the later of which will be released as a 7” single LP on 11/8.
Get The Money, is the new album from Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders. The band is comprised of Taylor Hawkins, renowned drummer of the Foo Fighters, Chris Chaney who was the bassist from Janes Addiction, and LA studio guitarist and notable producer Brent Woods. The album will launch with the first single and video ""Crossed the Line."" Get The Money is a 10 track album, and features a number of guest stars including Dave Grohl, Chrissie Hynde, Perry Farrell, Joe Walsh, Roger Taylor, Duff McKagan, Perry Farrell, Nancy Wilson, and LeAnn Rimes.
Promising to be one of the most ambitious projects in metal history, BLIND GUARDIAN’s upcoming release will be well worth the wait. The idea of recording an orchestral album originally formed in the minds of the two leading lights of the BLIND GUARDIAN universe - guitarist André Olbrich and singer Hansi Kürsch - during the 1990s when BLIND GUARDIAN started to use orchestral elements to enhance their opulent sound. Today, they reveal the album's amazing cover artwork, which was created by the renowned artist Gyula Havancsák.
Hip-hop influenced electronic innovators Hermitude have worked tirelessly to carve out a special nook in the music scene. The duo’s album Pollyanarchy is a reflection on finding clarity in the chaos. The eleven-track album brags an assemblage of features including Buddy, BJ The Chicago Kid, Vic Mensa, Bibi Bourelly, Soaky Sirens, Vory, Wes Period, Hoodlem and more. The multi-instrumentalist duo, Luke Dubber (aka Luke Dubs) and Angus Stuart (aka El Gusto), have collaborated since they were 16 and 11, respectively. Their last album Dark Night Sweet Light reached #1 on the CMJ RPM chart and at home, the album debuted at #1 on the ARIA album chart and was nominated for 7 ARIA awards including Album of the Year, Best Group, Best Live Act and more. Available as Limited Edition "Transparent Berry" coloured vinyl.
A sonic cross-continental experience, Mummer Love is the second album in the Perfect Vision triptych collaboration between Soundwalk Collective with Patti Smith. As with the other albums in the triptych, the Collective searched for hidden, earthy sounds that hold memories and embed existence. They journeyed to Africa to explore the intricacies of Arthur Rimbaud's most obscure period and spent time with the Sufi group of Sheikh Ibrahim to record their music and chants in the shrine. The album, which also features guest contributions from Phillip Glass and Mulatu Astatke, transcends what we think we see, by multiplying experiences, languages and energies.
On November 8, Universal Pictures will be releasing the film LAST CHRISTMAS. Starring Emilia Clarke (Game Of Thrones) and Henry Golding (Crazy, Rich Asians), directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) and co-written by Oscar winner Emma Thompson (who also stars in the film), the film was inspired by the lyrics to Wham!’s “Last Christmas” and George in general and Thompson presented the project to him and secured his blessing before he passed on Christmas day 2016. The film opens with the entirety of “Last Christmas” and features a total of 15 George Michael and Wham! songs synched strategically throughout the film including an unreleased song “This Is How (We Want You To Get High)” that is the end-title track. While not about George or his life, the film is inspired by him and there are references to George throughout. This offers an amazing opportunity to create an enormous amount of nostalgia for and consumption for those who grew up with George and, more importantly, introduce him to a brand new audience as this film has been generating a massive amount of buzz and will be one of Universal’s priority releases for the holiday season.
Earlier this year Mercury Rev released a tribute to Bobbie Gentry's 1968 gem The Delta Sweete. Featuring an amazingly talented group of vocalists - Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star), Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Phoebe Bridgers, Margo Price, Rachel Goswell (Slowdive), Beth Orton, Marissa Nadler, Vashti Bunyan, Kaela Sinclair (M83), Susanne Sundfør and Carice van Houten (Game of Thrones) Bobbie Gentry is an American singer-songwriter who was one of the first female artists to compose and produce her own material. The Delta Sweete was her second album. This Delta Sweete is her long-delayed justice—Mercury Rev's committed and affectionate resurrection of an album that anticipated by three decades their own pivotal expedition through transcendental America, 1998's Deserter's Songs. From their recording lair in New York's Catskill Mountains, the founding core of Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper with Jesse Chandler (previously in the Texas group Midlake) honor Gentry's foresight and creative triumph with spacious invention and hallucinatory flair. Partisan Records is releasing a limited run of 7” with the lead single, “Sermon” featuring Margo Price and a brand new cover of “Lousiana Man” featuring Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards.
THE GOOD ONES renown is evidenced by the stellar musicians who collaborated with them on their new album: Wilco’s Nels Cline, TV on the Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe, Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker, My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields, and Fugazi’s Joe Lally. In 2009, Grammy-winning producer Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott) traveled to Rwanda in search of local music with his Italian-Rwandan wife, filmmaker and photographer, Marilena Delli. After two weeks of crisscrossing the country and listening to countless artists, they met THE GOOD ONES.
For The THE GOOD ONES’ new album, Rwanda, You Should Be Loved, bandleader Adrien Kazigira composed over forty songs. The recording was done live without overdubs on Adrien’s farm in Rwanda. Since they live without electricity and have had little access to devices to reproduce musical recordings, THE GOOD ONES’ vocalizations are based on the singing traditions and dialect of their local immediate, agricultural district more than by outside and Western influences. Primary songwriter Adrien Kazigira interweaves intricate harmonies with co-singer, Janvier Havugimana, in a style frequently referred to as “worker songs from the streets.” With the musicians rural and remote hilltop origins, the harmonic similarities to American Bluegrass vocals is often eerie. Third member, Javan Mahoro, lends additional background vocals and percussion on select songs. From the moment he laid eyes on them, Brennan said he knew, “What these guys do is precious and rare. Don’t f*** it up!”
THE GOOD ONES formed the band as a healing process after the Rwandan genocide, which marks its 25th anniversary in 2019. The band will be touring in the US for the first time this Fall, playing dates with Glen Hansard in the North West and performing at bookshops nationwide along with producer Ian Brennan, as he travels the US speaking about his latest book “Silenced By Sound.”
The much anticipated debut album by Giant Swan, the brainchild of Robin Stewart & Harry Wright; an acerbic marriage of energised, aggressive dance music, quaking bass and hypnotic electronic noise. Across a table of machines and pedals, incorporating abused guitar and liberal vocal manipulation, Giant Swan create a cross-breed of hypnotic bass, industrial percussion and disorientating energy delivered with telepathic intricacy.
With strong ties to Bristol’s deep musical heritage, Giant Swan are a maelstrom of potential energy, bleeding between several sonic movements that both obliterate and invigorate. Building on a foundation of rhythmic tension and frenzied improvisation, no two performances are the same as the duo re-build and destroy their twisted vision of techno-not-techno.
Steadily assembling an arsenal of heavy hitting releases on Howling Owl (2015), FuckPunk (2016), Timedance (2017), Mannequin (2018) and most recently Whities (2018), their recorded output has been sculpted and refined into consummate snapshots of the unrivalled, ecstatic energy they fire from the stage through raw improvisation. Relentless touring of DIY circuits as well as festival stealing performances at the likes of Unsound and Atonal has seen their reputation take flight as an unstoppable force in live electronic music.
Quiet Riot is a rock n roll phenomenon. Widely known as the first heavy metal band to top the US pop charts, the Los Angeles quartet became a global sensation thanks to their monstrous smash hit 1983 album, Metal Health. That album topped the Billboard album charts for several months and the follow up album, Condition Critical went double platinum. The band has continued to record and tour throughout their 30 + year history. Musically, the new album offers exactly what you would expect from QUIET RIOT. Arena ready hard rock with strong hooks and infectious riffs, along with a maturity in the songwriting that only a band with such a history and pedigree can offer.
Atlantæum Flood is a unique instrumental five-piece collective featuring Marty Willson-Piper (ex- The Church and All About Eve). Their debut album One Day is both epic and eclectic, fusing world music influences with elements of folk and progressive rock. Ranging from subtle ethereal moments with dreamy 12-string guitars to dynamic, powerful intensity with soaring lead lines against a percussive backdrop, the eight track release is a beautifully cohesive and considered cinematic soundscape. Atlantæum Flood is Steve & Lynne Knott, Marty & Olivia Willson-Piper and Dare Mason
Madonna’s meteoric ascent began with her self-titled debut in 1983. Certified five-times platinum, Madonna sold more than 10 million copies worldwide while captivating audiences around the world with the irresistible dance-pop of Top 10 hits like “Holiday,” “Lucky Star,” and “Borderline.” Presented on clear vinyl.
Like a Virgin, produced by Nile Rodgers, was the artist’s first to top the U.S. albums chart, while its title track became her first #1 single. Certified diamond, Like a Virgin has sold more than 21 million copies globally and remains one of the best-selling albums of all time. The record is packed with hits, including “Dress You Up,” “Angel,” and “Material Girl.” Presented on clear vinyl.
Madonna starred in the film Who’s That Girl and recorded several songs for its soundtrack. Released in 1987, Who’s That Girl: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack has sold more than six million copies internationally thanks in part to its chart-topping title track and “Causing A Commotion.” Presented on clear vinyl.
In 1986, Madonna co-wrote and co-produced True Blue, which topped the album charts in 28 countries, including the U.S. A critical and commercial success, the album was not only the best-selling album of 1986, but also the best-selling album of the 1980s by a female artist. It has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. All five of its singles reached the Billboard Top Five, including three #1’s – “Live To Tell,” “Papa Don’t Preach,” and “Open Your Heart.” Presented on clear vinyl.
Pet Shop Boys have announced an expanded release package for their current single 'Dreamland' featuring Years & Years, out October 25th. The single will be released in physical, digital and vinyl formats, featuring new remixes and B-sides. The two new songs featured are 'An open mind', produced by Stuart Price and recorded during sessions for the forthcoming PSB album, and 'No boundaries', taken from the stage version of Hanif Kureishi's My Beautiful Laundrette, which opened in Leicester last week. The remixes come courtesy of PSB themselves, TWD and Jacques Renault.
A Godfather figure is understood to be a purveyor of genre; a pioneer in a particular realm of creation. Perhaps more importantly, and after over 3 decades molding the Hardcore realm, AGNOSTIC FRONT have protected and nurtured Hardcore music in such a way that it still exists healthily & in its proper form, today. As a band that has cultivated their reputation with honesty, and that prioritizes affirming their social messages to the world, “GET LOUD!” is well suited as the title for their 12th, full length studio album. For such a memorable album, the reappearance of “Cause for Alarm” artist Sean Taggart was vital in order to deliver a piece of art that perfectly combined the old school with the current state of the world. Bringing the “Cause for Alarm” characters back to life in a new age, the artwork will be familiar to AGNOSTIC FRONT fans the world over, but still maintains a modern freshness. When “Cause for Alarm” was initially released in 1986 it was a distinguished and prosperous time for the world of Hardcore, and it is that time, and that vibe, that this album aspires to reassert.
Mono formed in Tokyo, Japan in the closing winter weeks of December, 1999. They played their first live shows at the top of the new millennium, and released their first album, Under The Pipal Tree, in 2001. Recorded live in one day on a razor-thin budget, Pipal Tree was an earnest introduction to the curious magic of a band that would eventually become synonymous with monstrously dynamic, contemporary classical rock music. To commemorate those austere beginnings - and celebrate their remarkable longevity - Mono revisit three of their earliest songs, and retrofit them with speaker-destroying upgrades. Anchored by the towering 16-minute noise opus, "Com(?)", Before The Past Live From Electrical Audio shows the evolution of Mono's execution, stripping away the strings and layers of guitar overdubs to show just how massive this band can be at their most instrumentally austere. Newly recorded in one day in 2019 with longtime collaborator, Steve Albini - and mixed by Albini with Temporary Residence founder, Jeremy deVine - Before The Past is as much a declaration of the present as it is a document of the past. These songs, which are now 20 years old, feel more powerful and profound than ever - a testament to Mono's enduring dedication to their craft, and their dogged exploration of maximum minimalism.
'I'm Ready’ comes out swinging with a tornado of riffs – and hell yes, we`re more than ready! The high voltage Australian outfit have seized the opportunity to boil down their hard rock formula since the release of Mount The Mountain two years ago, and the result is an electrifying sledgehammer that cements the name Mammoth Mammoth. Kreuzung’s (German for crossroads) groovy title track could quite possibly manage to crack open a beer through sheer soundwave force itself, and the bodacious saunter of ‘Tear it Down’ will have heads bobbing in no time. This album proves that the gritty rock`n`roll manifesto of Mammoth Mammoth is truly realized, and they know exactly where they are headed next.
M.T. Hadley has been praised for his thoughtful introspection and candid lyricism, which shine a light on the darker parts of life and encourage us to accept the duality of everything. His debut album, Empty, is nine songs in the key of accepting pain. He cites as influences classic songwriters like Joan Armatrading, Scott Walker and Todd Rundgren, alongside contemporary pop artists such as Ed Sheeran. Empty, he says, is how people often feel. He hopes the record makes listeners feel worse, and then better, because he doesn't think anybody can ever feel better without first feeling worse. M.T. Hadley has crafted a hopeless pop masterpiece that finds inspiration in the void with an air of timelessness.
Recorded at Red Rock Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on June 20th, 2019, as part of John Fogerty’s nationwide U.S. tour celebrating 50 years since Creedence Clearwater Revival performed at Woodstock Festival in 1969. The album includes live John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival classics including “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,” “Bad Moon Rising” and “Centerfield” along with live favorites “Suzie Q” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” This release will be supported by screenings of the JOHN FOGERTY – 50 YEAR TRIP – LIVE AT RED ROCKS on Veteran’s Day 2019 at over 500 movie theatres, nationwide, in coordination with Fathom Events.
In country music, a last name like LeDoux casts a big, storied and bittersweet shadow, but it's one Ned LeDoux doesn t mind standing in one bit. Having been a drummer in his dad Chris' band Western Underground since 1998, Ned knew from an early age that he had 'no plan b' but to play music, 'Once I got the taste of the road, and being in front of a crowd and just the sound of it, it was...freedom.'
A little danger makes rock music memorable. Tapping into the spirit of rebelliousness, Otherwise embrace nonconformity on their fifth full-length album, Defy, available November 8th through Mascot Records. Since their self-titled independent debut in 2006, Otherwise’s quiet grind elevated the group to the forefront of 21st century rock. Enlisting the help of producer Matt Good (Asking Alexandria, Hollywood Undead, Memphis May Fire, From First To Last, The Word Alive), Otherwise hold nothing back on the new album. They made it a point to push the boundaries of their signature style in terms of both song craft and sonic experimentation alike. In the end, Otherwise do the most dangerous thing possible and uproot all expectations. The transparent vinyl includes a code for a complimentary MP3 download of the album.
The most notorious black metal band of all times is back! By the power of darkness and the might of black-hearted will no two Mayhem albums have been or will be the same. Thus, the newest offering Daemon is unto itself. Its not the next chapter but rather the next tome in Mayhems authoritative oeuvre. Composed and decomposed with the same lineupNecrobutcher (bass), Hellhammer (drums), Attila Csihar (vocals), Teloch (guitars), and Ghul (guitars)that handled Esoteric Warfare and performed De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its entirety over the last few years, Daemon also isnt a retrofit of classic songs like Freezing Moon, Pagan Fears, or Buried by Time and Dust. Thats what the live album, De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive (2016), was for. Daemon is a chance for change, for new hells to be envisioned and offered.