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New Release Round-Up 06-21-24

Gracie Abrams - The Secret of Us

Gracie Abrams  - The Secret of Us - Interscope

Gracie Abrams returns with her sophomore album, "The Secret of Us" released via Interscope Records. This is Gracie's most expansive body of work both sonically and narratively.  Coming off the heels of her hugely successful debut "Good Riddance" Gracie shows us how much she has accomplished in one short year. Gracie's growth as a songwriter and vocalist is showcased in her most extroverted album yet, as she continues to work with longtime collaborator Aaron Dessner. A portion of these songs were also written with Gracie's best friend, Audrey Hobert. This album was written with the urgency with which you run home to detail every moment of a night to your friend, with her live experiences over the past year having deeply shaped the identity of this album. 

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Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)

Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) - Blue Note Records

Pianist and composer Aaron Parks made his first Blue Note appearances as a member of Terence Blanchard’s band, an outfit akin to The Jazz Messengers in its cultivation of future jazz greats. After appearing on the trumpeter’s albums Bounce, Flow, and A Tale of God’s Will through the early 2000s, Parks made his own Blue Note debut in 2008 with Invisible Cinema, a striking album that has only grown in its influence across the modern jazz landscape since its release. The band—a quartet featuring the pianist with Mike Moreno on guitar, Matt Penman on bass, and Eric Harland on drums—travelled across new sonic and rhythmic frontiers on this set of Parks’ evocative original compositions which were imbued with a cinematic drama and drew inspiration from the likes of Wayne Shorter, Radiohead, Bjork, Meshell Ndegeocello, and more. This first-time vinyl release includes two bonus tracks previously only available in Japan.

Jason Moran - Ten (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) - Blue Note Records

Pianist and composer Aaron Parks made his first Blue Note appearances as a member of Terence Blanchard’s band, an outfit akin to The Jazz Messengers in its cultivation of future jazz greats. After appearing on the trumpeter’s albums Bounce, Flow, and A Tale of God’s Will through the early 2000s, Parks made his own Blue Note debut in 2008 with Invisible Cinema, a striking album that has only grown in its influence across the modern jazz landscape since its release. The band—a quartet featuring the pianist with Mike Moreno on guitar, Matt Penman on bass, and Eric Harland on drums—travelled across new sonic and rhythmic frontiers on this set of Parks’ evocative original compositions which were imbued with a cinematic drama and drew inspiration from the likes of Wayne Shorter, Radiohead, Bjork, Meshell Ndegeocello, and more. This first-time vinyl release includes two bonus tracks previously only available in Japan.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Kehlani - Crash [Indie Exclusive Blue Jay Vinyl]

Lake Street Dive - Good Together [INDIE EXCLUSIVE Translucent Light Blue LP]

The Story So Far - I Want To Disappear [Indie Exclusive Coke Bottle Clear with Orange Splatter LP]

Passion Pit - Manners (15th Anniversary) [Indie Exclusive Orange Marble LP]

O Terno - atrás/além [Red 2x Vinyl LP]

Rich Ruth - Water Still Flows [Indie Exclusive True Red LP]

Sade - Diamond Life [LP]

Sade - Promise [LP]

Sade - Stronger Than Pride [LP]

Howe Gelb - Weathering Some Piano

Jim Lauderdale - My Favorite Place

&TEAM - Samidare [Limited Edition CD Single+Book]

Wavedash - Tempo

AC/DC - Let There Be Rock [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC - 74 Jailbreak [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC - Ballbreaker [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC - Rock Or Bust [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

Avril Lavigne - Greatest Hits

Avril Lavigne - Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne - Let Go

Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin

Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing

Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby

Spiritualized - Songs in A&E [LP]

Assemblage - Album [RSD Essential Purple Crush LP]

Robert Vincent - Barriers [LP]

The Dangerous Summer - Gravity [Indie Exclusive Transparent Blue LP]

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Texicali [Texas/California Version/Limited-Sea Glass Blue Vinyl]

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

UPCOMING RELEASES

The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace

Imagine Dragons - LOOM - KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records


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Johnny Cash - Songwriter

Johnny Cash - Songwriter - Mercury Nashville/UMe


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Medium Build - Country

Medium Build - Country - Island


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Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO

Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO - Geffen/Interscope Records


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Hiatus Kaiyote - Love Heart Cheat Code

Hiatus Kaiyote - Love Heart Cheat Code - Brainfeeder


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Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO

Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO - Aftermath Records


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New Release Round-Up 06-14-24

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping - Capitol/UME

50 years after their initial recording, the sessions for Wings One Hand Clapping will be released for the very first time.

The Decemberists - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again

The Decemberists - As It Ever was, so it will be again

The Decemberists - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again - YABB Records


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Lindsey Stirling - Duality

Lindsey Stirling - Duality

Lindsey Stirling - Duality - Concord Records


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Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico

Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico

Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico - Easy Eye Sound


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Mike Lindsay - supershapes volume 1 [Cucumber Green LP]

The Early November - The Early November [Indie Exclusive Swamp Green in Clear w/ Brown Splatter LP]

Say Anything - …IS COMMITTED [Indie Exclusive BLACK MARBLE 2XLP]

$UICIDEBOY$ - NEW WORLD DEPRESSION [Indie Exclusive Opaque Grey LP]

crumb - AMAMA [Olive Green Vinyl LP]

John Denver - Back Home Again [LP]

RJD2 - Visions Out of Limelight [Teal LP]

Stereophonic / O.C.R. - Stereophonic / O.C.R.

Motley Crue - Dogs Of War [Limited Edition] (Pict) [Indie Exclusive]

Zsela - Big For You [Indie Exclusive Watersprite Blue LP]

Napoleon Dynamite / O.S.T. (Aniv) - Napoleon Dynamite 20th Anniversary

Ramin Djawadi - Fallout Original Amazon Series Soundtrack [Limited Edition]

Lambrini Girls - You're Welcome [Indie Exclusive]

Primus - Desaturating Seven (Midnight Rainbow/ 7th Anniversary Edition) [Gold Foil Stamping/Midnight Rainbow Splatter LP]

Monsters Of Folk - Monsters of Folk (Deluxe Edition) [2xLP Clear]

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The Usa (40th Anniversary Edition) [Clear Vinyl]

Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic (Deluxe Version) [Indie Exclusive 2LP Zoetrope Vinyl]

Moneybagg Yo - Speak Now

Jill Barber - Encore [Colored Vinyl] (Stic)

Black Country Communion - V [180 Gram]

John Cale - Poptical Illusion [Clear Vinyl] (Org) [Indie Exclusive] [Download Included]

Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs - Vagabonds, Virgins & Misfits

Cola - Gloss [Clear Vinyl] (Grn) [Indie Exclusive]

Four Tet - Three

John Grant - Art Of The Lie [Colored Vinyl]

Lalah Hathaway - Vantablack

Kneecap - Fine Art [Colored Vinyl]

Laurel - Palpitations - Opaque Gray [Colored Vinyl] (Gry)

Walt Disco - Warping [Clear Vinyl] (Gate)

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

UPCOMING RELEASES

Gracie Abrams - The Secret of Us

Gracie Abrams  - The Secret of Us - Interscope


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New Release Round-Up 06-07-24

The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace

The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace - Epitaph

THE GHOST INSIDE stands as an unstoppable force in the realm of hard rock music. Fueled by unwavering determination and unyielding passion, this band has forged a path marked by resilience and redemption. Their latest endeavor, the 6th studio album titled Search for Solace, delves into the profound theme of grappling with one’s own thoughts – the internal struggle between good, bad, and evil. It explores the journey of finding comfort and making peace amidst the chaos of life’s ebb and flow. The album reflects the band’s commitment to not succumb to negativity, anger, or darkness, aligning with their identity as an uplifting and comforting musical force for fans seeking solace.

Established in 2004, THE GHOST INSIDE has solidified its position as a trailblazer in melodic hard rock. Their music seamlessly combines raw aggression with profound lyricism, creating a resonant experience for their dedicated fanbase. Despite facing challenges, notably a tragic bus accident in 2015 that left some members with life-altering injuries, the band refused to be broken. Through unwavering perseverance, they made a triumphant return to the stage, defying the odds. Their music embodies a spirit of resilience, unity, and the indomitable power of the human spirit.

Each thunderous breakdown and soaring melody strikes a deep chord within the hearts of their fans, serving as a testament to the band’s enduring impact. THE GHOST INSIDE’s journey is a testament to their ability to inspire and uplift through music. As they embark on a global tour starting this Spring, venturing into new territories, including South America and beyond, the band continues to share their message of strength and perseverance with audiences around the world.


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NxWorries - Why Lawd

NxWorries - Why Lawd - Stones Throw Records

The long-awaited second album from NxWorries – the iconic duo of superstar vocalist Anderson .Paak and GRAMMY Award-winning beatmaker and producer Knxwledge.
8 years after their breakthrough debut Yes Lawd!, NxWorries return with Why Lawd? – a winning combination of Knx’s unmistakeable beats and .Paak’s instantly recognizable vocals.
This time, special guests are invited along for the ride. Featured artists include H.E.R., Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, Earl Sweatshirt, Rae Khalil and more.


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Inta Somethin' (Pacific Jazz) - Packshot

Kenny Dorham/Jackie McLean - Inta Somethin' (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) - Blue Note Records

Kenny Dorham added stellar entries to the catalogs of Blue Note, Riverside, and New Jazz throughout the 1950s as he solidified his reputation as a leading trumpeter and composer on the jazz scene. He began 1961 in the studio for Blue Note recording his excellent album Whistle Stop and later that year cut his first date for Pacific Jazz, Inta Somethin’, a spirited live recording that captured Dorham leading a quintet with alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, pianist Walter Bishop Jr., bassist Leroy Vinnegar, and drummer Art Taylor at The Jazz Workshop in San Francisco. The band is firing on all cylinders throughout this set of four standards bookended by the Dorham originals “Us” and “San Francisco Beat.” A buoyant version of “It Could Happen To You” is performed quartet as a Dorham showcase, while the trumpeter lays out on “Let’s Face The Music And Dance” and “Lover Man” to give the spotlight to McLean.


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Doug Watkins - Watkins At Large (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) - Blue Note Records

Recorded in 1956 for producer Tom Wilson’s short-lived Boston-based label Transition Records, Watkins At Large was the first of only two albums that the great bassist Doug Watkins would make as a leader. The Detroit native had moved to New York and begun to garner recognition for his contributions to the Art Blakey-Horace Silver co-led iteration of the Jazz Messengers as well as Bud Powell’s trio when Wilson decided to give him the opportunity to front his own recording date. Along with a first-rate ensemble featuring trumpeter Donald Byrd, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Duke Jordan, and drummer Art Taylor, Watkins swings through a stellar set of blues, ballads, and more including originals written by Jordan, Burrell, and Thad Jones.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Charli XCX - BRAT [Indie Exclusive Clear Pink Splatter LP]

Eels - EELS Time! [LP]

L'Imperatrice - Pulsar [Indie Exclusive Tangerine LP]

Dawes - Good Luck With Whatever [Limited Edition Champagne LP]

Luther - This Close To You [LP]

Loverboy - Live in '82 [LP + DVD]

Alisa Amador - Multitudes [Translucent Grape LP]

Alfie Templeman - Radiosoul [Indie Exclusive Eco-Mix]

Angelica Garcia - Gemelo [Transparent Clear LP]

Bon Jovi - Forever [LP]

The Laurie Berkner Band - Victor Vito (25th Anniversary Edition) [CD]

Meghan Trainor - Timeless [LP]

Jessie Daniel - Countin' The Miles [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Autographed, Transparent Camo LP]

Tops - Picture You Staring (10th Anniversary Deluxe LP) [Sky Blue Vinyl LP]

The Murlocs - Young Blindness [Yellow & Green w/Red Splatter LP]

The Murlocs - Live at The Teragram Ballroom [2 Green Splatter LP]

Now Country 17 / Various (Colv) - Now Country 17 / Various [Colored Vinyl]

Perennial - Art History [Kelly Green LP]

Twiztid - Dance On My Grave / Fed Up [Limited Edition] (Pict) [Indie Exclusive]

Evergrey - Theories Of Emptiness

Amen Corner - Written By The Devil

Future & Metro Boomin - We Don't Trust You

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

UPCOMING RELEASES

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping - Capitol/UME


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The Decemberists - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again

The Decemberists - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again - YABB Records


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Gracie Abrams - The Secret of Us

Gracie Abrams  - The Secret of Us - Interscope


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New Release Round-Up 05-31-24

Ringo Starr - Crooked Boy

Ringo Starr - Crooked Boy- UMe

Written and produced by Songwriter’s Hall Of Famer Linda Perry, Crooked Boy features four brand-new tracks from Ringo Starr with his trademark vocals and legendary drumming.

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Jon Muq - Flying Away

Jon Muq - Flying Away

Jon Muq - Flying Away - Concord / Easy Eye Sound

Ugandan-born, Austin-based Jon Muq's debut, Flying Away, melds African and Western melodies, reflecting his astonishing journey. Produced by Dan Auerbach, the album is infused with themes of resilience, and Muq's spontaneous, reflective songwriting captures the essence of his cross-continental life. From busking for children on the streets of Kampala, to cruise ship clubs, to sharing stages with music's biggest stars, Muq now embarks on the grandest voyage of all: releasing his first album.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

The Marías - Submarine [Indie Exclusive Iridescent Blue LP]

Ben Platt - Honeymind [LP]

Willie Nelson - The Border [LP]

Maya Hawke - Chaos Angel [LP]

Becky Hill - Believe Me Now? [Indie Exclusive Black/White Splatter LP]

Bat For Lashes - The Dream of Delphi [LP]

Richard Thompson - Ship To Shore [Indie Exclusive Limited marbled Yellow/Orange LP and Signed Postcard]

Kenny Burrell, John Coltrane - Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane (Original Jazz Classics Series) [LP]

Swamp Dogg - Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th St [LP]

Chve - KALVARIE [LP]

Tom Ball - Curtain Call [CD]

Arooj Aftab - Night Reign [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]

Hope Conspiracy - Tools Of Oppression / Rule By Deception [Indie Exclusive Orange / Blue Mix LP]

LUCIUS - Wildewoman - (The New Recordings) [Translucent Forest Green LP]

Rogers & Hammerstein - My Favorite Things: The Rodgers & Hammerstein 80th Anniversary Concert [CD]

Candy - Its Inside You [Indie Exclusive Yellow with Splatter LP]

John Moreland - Visitor [Indie-Exclusive Opaque Cream LP]

Jessie Baylin - Strawberry Wind [Limited Deluxe Edition - Tangerine and Strawberry Sherbet LP]

Norman Blake - Pilgramage to Rising Fawn [LP]

Stephen Stanley - Divided Frame Of Mind

& More .....

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

UPCOMING RELEASES

The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace

The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace - Epitaph


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NxWorries - Why Lawd

NxWorries - Why Lawd - Stones Throw Records


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What's New 5-24-24

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Fantasy

After more than two decades as a band, The Avett Brothers have stamped their own name on their 11th album. It's a return in some ways to their original form, too — raucous vocals, with harmonies in just the right places, over simple instrumentation. Here the guitars are electric, and the production is modern, but it’s a classic Avett Brothers theme: the agony and ecstasy of being in love.

andrew bird
Loma Vista

Orton’s (Portishead) most personal work to date, the result of a period of sustained reflection and change — “lots of goodbyes,” in Beth’s words. Farewells to family, to friends, even to her former self. These are songs from the mid-course of life, when looking ahead no longer yields what it used to, and looking back has a sudden, sharper focus.

wallows
Atlantic

The songs here are as sincere as they are surreal, rooted in rich character studies and deep reflection. It’s a gorgeous collection of stripped-down bedroom folk wrapped in lush layers of synthesizers and washed out electric guitars, a poignant, expansive exploration of perception and purpose that manages to look both forwards and backwards all at once.

lenny kravitz
BMG

Following a five year hiatus and navigating through some notably peculiar circumstances, the Kentucky rockers are prepared to pick up where they left off (Social Cues— 2019’s Grammy winner for Best Rock Album) with the highly anticipated sounds of Neon Pill. It’s the perfect return for a band that has been greatly missed.

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Season of Mist

30 years later, Collective Soul is still going strong and continues to create infectious Alt-Rock music that is loved around the world. Here To Eternity contains 20 tracks of the catchy melodies, driving guitars, and soaring choruses that have defined the band's sound since their early days. This is a love letter to the fans.

kerry king
Reigning Phoenix Music America

Eilish’s third studio album, her most daring body of work to date, does exactly as the title suggests; hits you hard and soft both lyrically and sonically, while bending genres and defying trends along the way. “This whole process has felt like I’m coming back to the girl that I was,” Eilish says. “I’ve been grieving her. I’ve been looking for her in everything.”

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Gibson Records

Known for their eclectic Americana/roots fusion of alternative & outlaw country, rock, blues, R&B and Tejano/Tex-Mex influences, The Mavericks appropriately recorded these tracks in Nashville, New Mexico and Louisiana. The result invokes both a timeless feel of a classic Mavericks while again challenging conventions and pushing boundaries.

twenty one pilots
Fueled By Ramen

Known for their eclectic Americana/roots fusion of alternative & outlaw country, rock, blues, R&B and Tejano/Tex-Mex influences, The Mavericks appropriately recorded these tracks in Nashville, New Mexico and Louisiana. The result invokes both a timeless feel of a classic Mavericks while again challenging conventions and pushing boundaries.

collective soul
SO Recordings

30 years later, Collective Soul is still going strong and continues to create infectious Alt-Rock music that is loved around the world. Here To Eternity contains 20 tracks of the catchy melodies, driving guitars, and soaring choruses that have defined the band's sound since their early days. This is a love letter to the fans.

billie eilish
Metal Blade Records

Eilish’s third studio album, her most daring body of work to date, does exactly as the title suggests; hits you hard and soft both lyrically and sonically, while bending genres and defying trends along the way. “This whole process has felt like I’m coming back to the girl that I was,” Eilish says. “I’ve been grieving her. I’ve been looking for her in everything.”

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