Music Releases 02-19-21
The Hold Steady
Open Door Policy [LP]
Terra Firma [LP]
The Sophtware Slump.....On A Wooden Piano [LP]
Icon For Hire
Zappa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [3CD]
As The Love Continues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Yellow LP]
Edie Brickell and New Bohemians
Hunter And The Dog Star [LP]
Trauma Factory [LP]
I Let It In And It Took Everything [Gold/Black 2LP]
Be (Essential Edition)
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Music Releases 02-26-21
Named for the city that launched the original Alice Cooper group on the road to success, Detroit Stories follows last years Breadcrumbs EP as a modern-day homage to the toughest and craziest Rock n Roll scene there ever was.
In 1970, fledgling producer Bob Ezrin walked into a farmhouse on the outskirts of Detroit to work with the Alice Cooper band. Abandoning flower power Los Angeles, because they were the opposite of the hippie peace and love ideal, Alice had brought his decidedly darker gang back to his birthplace to the legendary rock scene that gave birth to hard rock, garage rock, soul, funk, punk...and more.
Ezrin drilled the band for 10 hours a day to define their signature sound. Whenever they nailed a song, the inmates at the hospital for the criminally insane across the road cheered and thus the classic Alice Cooper sound was born.
Los Angeles had its sound with The Doors, Love and Buffalo Springfield, says Alice Cooper, San Francisco had the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. New York had The Rascals and The Velvet Underground. But Detroit was the birthplace of angry hard rock. After not fitting in anywhere in the US (musically or image wise) Detroit was the only place that recognized the Alice Cooper guitar driven, hard rock sound and our crazy stage show. Detroit was a haven for the outcasts. And when they found out I was born in East Detroit... we were home.
50 years later Alice and Ezrin gathered some legendary Detroit musicians in a Detroit studio to record Detroit Stories, Alice Coopers new album that celebrates that spirit for a new era. If 2019s Breadcrumbs EP laid down the trail to the city, Detroit Stories drives like a muscle car right down Woodward Ave.
Discover Detroit Stories as they were meant to be told.
Life is Not a Lesson is Glitterers second full-length album, featuring Ned Russin, bassist/vocalist of seminal hardcore-punk band Title Fight. This time Ned has produced the record himself, notwithstanding some recording and performance help from his twin brother, Ben, and some other friends, as well as mixing and mastering by Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Power Trip). It may surprise you to hear that, irrespective of worldly doom and gloom, the new songs are even catchier and bigger-sounding than those from his 2019 release, Looking Through the Shades. With roomier drums and more electric-guitars-per-square-inch than ever, Life is Not a Lesson has a way of evoking an alternate-universe version of Guided By Voices, one with a hardcore-punk background. Life is Not a Lesson proves to be a rigorous reckoning with the life of the mind at a time when theres not much life outside the mind.
ARCHITECTS are back with their ninth studio albumFor Those That Wish To Exist. The band have confirmed their ascent to the very upper echelons of British heavy music. Few bands, of this modern era or any other, can match the quintets ability to blend uncompromising heavi-ness with razor-sharp melodic musicianship.
A versatile metal group based out of Brighton, England, Architects employ a lethal combination of breakdown-heavy guitars, melodic vocals and symphonic-ambient post-metal. That sonic delivery is conducted from a platform built on veganism and environmental activism.
The self-titled, full-length debut from Bones Owens is a selection of songs both gloriously gritty and undeniably euphoric. In a bold departure from the moody Americana of his acclaimed EPs Hurt No One and Make Me No King, the Missouri-bred musicians first release with Thirty Tigers delivers a powerful sound deeply inspired by 60s garage-rock, Hill Country blues, and the swampy roots-rock of bands like Creedence Clearwater Revival (the first record I remember stealing from my dad when I was ten and just starting to play guitar, according to Owens). A potent showcase for his formidable guitar worka talent hes displayed in performing with artists as eclectic as Yelawolf and Mikky EkkoBones Owens arrives as a full-tilt expression of Owens wildest impulses, all swinging rhythms, and swaggering riffs.
Amsterdam's Altin Gn have built a strong reputation for fusing past and present to make brilliantly catchy, upbeat pop music, as seen with their Grammy-nominated second album, Gece. Yol, their third album in as many years, continues that trend; while unveiling a number of sonic surprises in their continued exploration of Anatolian rock and Turkish psych-folk.
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The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker, the multi-platinum debut by the seminal rock n' roll band celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a suite of reissues. The 1LP Black vinyl version features the original album, remastered.
Reissue on vinyl of the fifth PJ Harvey studio album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. Produced by PJ Harvey with Rob Ellis and Mick Harvey, and originally released in October 2000, Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea features the singles Good Fortune, 'A Place Called Home' and This Is Love and includes a duet with Radiohead's Thom Yorke on 'This Mess We're In'. The album won the Mercury Music Prize in 2001. Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer Head.
Movie Releases 03-02-21
Multiplatinum LA rock band The Go-Gos candid, universally acclaimed documentary directed by Allison Ellwood. The archive-rich project assesses their place in music history and offers full access to The Go-Gos, including past members & longtime members of their inner circle. With their roots in the L.A. punk scene, they were bad girls & genuine punk rockers, and this serious appraisal of their story is the first to set the record straight about their historical ascent to global stardom.
Behind our world, there is another: a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When an unexpected sandstorm transports Captain Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her unit (TI Harris, Meagan Good, Diego Boneta) to a new world, the soldiers are shocked to discover that this hostile and unknown environment is home to enormous and terrifying monsters immune to their firepower. In their desperate battle for survival, the unit encounters the mysterious Hunter (Tony Jaa), whose unique skills allow him to stay one step ahead of the powerful creatures. As Artemis and Hunter slowly build trust, she discovers that he is part of a team led by the Admiral (Ron Perlman). Facing a danger so great it could threaten to destroy their world, the brave warriors combine their unique abilities to band together for the ultimate showdown.
Music Releases 03-05-21
Kings Of Leon
When You See Yourself [2LP]
Neil Young Archives Vol. II (1972-1976)
Peacemeal [Green LP]
Distractions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Polydans [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Red LP]
Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird
These 13 [LP]
The Spill Canvas
Road to the Sun [2LP]