Music Releases 11-18-22
- Billy Strings
Divisive [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
- Neil Young with Crazy Horse
World Record [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
Creatures Of The Night: 40th Anniversary [Super Deluxe 5 CD/Blu-ray Box Set]
- Kid Cudi
Get Rollin' [Deluxe]
- The Wombats
Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This? EP [Vinyl]
- Ari Lennox
age/sex/location [Sea Blue LP]
The Generation Of Danger [Limited Edition Green 2 LP]
LOVE OR LOVED PART.1 [Real Pack]
- Loreena McKennitt
Under A Winter's Moon
- Various Artists
PIOMBO – Italian Crime Soundtracks From The Years Of Lead (1973-1981) [Collector's Edition 2LP+7in]
- Weyes Blood
And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow [LP]
- Michael Jackson
Thriller: 40th Anniversary [2CD]
The Miracle: Collector’s Edition Box Set [5 CD/LP/Blu-ray/DVD]
Face It Alone [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Los Angeles Forum - April 26, 1969 [2LP]
- Whitney Houston
The Bodyguard – Original Soundtrack Album [LP]
- Jerry Goldsmith
The Omen - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Red Splatter LP]
- Melissa Carper
Ramblin' Soul [LP]
- Dolly Parton
Diamonds & Rhinestones : The Greatest Hits Collection [LP]
- David Bowie
Moonage Daydream: A Brett Morgen Film [Soundtrack]
- Ringo Starr
- Michael Kamen
The Iron Giant (Original Motion Picture Score): Deluxe Edition [2LP]
Music Releases 11-25-22
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers famously played 20 nights at the legendary Fillmore venue in San Francisco in 1997. 6 of the shows were professionally recorded and this release features some of the high points of the residency. The small venue allowed the band to vary their sets each night; they included re-arranged and distinctive versions of their hits, deep cuts, and many cover versions – paying tribute to the artists that Tom and the band had been influenced by. The 3 LP set includes 33 tracks, 18 of which are covers – 2 hours of music. The tri-fold sleeve includes a 4-page insert.
Ringo & his All-Starr Band recorded live in October 2019 at the iconic Greek Theater in Los Angeles featuring Greg Rolie (Santana), Steve Lukather (Toto), Hamish Stuart (Average White Band), Colin Hay (Men at Work) and Ringo(!!) performing all the classic hits these artist and bands have made famous such as “Black Magic Woman” (Santana), “Rosanna” (Toto), “Pick Up The Pieces” (Average White Band), “Who Can It Be Now?” (Men At Work) and of course “Yellow Submarine”, “Photograph”, “It Don’t Come Easy” and many more from the man himself, Ringo Starr!
From the anthemic “Virginia (Wind In The Night),” an ode to Russell’s native state to which he’s recently relocated (“If it was solely up to me, I’d live her for the rest of my life,” he says), to the minimal but momentous “Tiebreaker,” Every Shade of Blue showcases The Head and the Heart’s unique ability to dip its toes into a variety of musical genres. It’s the band’s knack for supreme melody, however, that remains a constant. And it’s why many of the songs on Every Shade of Blue, including the slow-rolling title track, “Every Shade of Blue,” which Russell says has “a Sinatra vibe,” are undeniable pop-radio missiles. The band’s ability to create music that appeals to listeners’ common denominator, Russell says, is something he not only won’t shy away from but is immensely proud of.
With ‘Quo’ing In - The Best Of The Noughties’ Status Quo are delivering an era spanning compilation taking in their greatest hits from the band’s output thus far in the new millennium, which includes 5 Top Ten studio albums, and many fan favorites. As well as all of the key tracks from this important era of the band’s career, the collection includes brand new and never before available 2022 studio versions of the classics ‘Rockin‘ All Over The World’, ‘Paper Plane’ and ‘Caroline’ plus brand new 2022 studio ‘Out Out Quoin’ Remixes’ of live favourites ‘Backbone’ and ‘Cut Me Some Slack’. A best-of unlike any other, ‘Quo’ing In’ is the sound of a band rediscovering their mojo, shot through with a sense of fun and that irresistible Quo gang mentality. This Limited Edition 3CD Deluxe Digipak features a bonus disc with 10 previously unavailable live classics, newly mixed in 2022.
After stepping into the spotlight thanks to her own cover versions of blues & rock classics on YouTube (500K subscribers - 105 million views), Laura Cox managed to become the guitarist & singer with the most views in the French rock scene thanks to her amazing first albums Hard Blues Shot (2017) & Burning Bright (2019).
After outstanding performances at renowned European festivals (Hellfest, Pol'and’Rock, Rock Palast...), not only the honor of interviewing the legendary SCORPIONS for Arte followed, but also an own documentary for one of the biggest German TV stations, WDR.
In 2022, she is the rising star of rock in Europe with her new album 'Head Above Water'.
With 11 sparkling new tracks recorded at the legendary ICP studio in Brussels by Erwin Autrique and mastered by multiple GRAMMY award-winning Ted Jensen, 'Head Above Water' breaks all boundaries and proves Laura Cox's undeniable talent.
TO CONTINUE THE CELEBRATION OF THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THEIR CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HOMEWORK ALBUM
A COLLECTION OF 1997/98 REMIXES ON VINYL
THE RELEASE INCLUDES REMIXES FROM I:CUBE,ROGER SANCHEZ & JUNIOR
SANCHEZ,MOTORBASS, DJ SNEAK, MASTERS AT WORK, TODD TERRY,SLAM, IAN POOLEY
John Carpenter has been responsible for much of the horror genre’s most striking soundtrack work in the fifteen movies he’s both directed and scored. The themes can instantly flood his fans’ musical memory with imagery of a menacing shape stalking a babysitter, a relentless wall of ghost-filled fog, lightning-fisted kungfu fighters, or a mirror holding the gateway to hell.
The music on Lost Themes is there for Carpenter’s acolytes to visualize their own nightmares.
As is Carpenter’s style, repetition is the key to the thundering power of these tracks, their energy swirling with shredding chords, soaring organs, unnerving pianos and captivating percussion. Horror fans will be reminded of Carpenter’s past works, as well as ancestors like Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bellsand Goblin’s Suspiria. “They’re little moments of score from movies made in our imaginations,” Carpenter says. “Now I hope it inspires people to create films that could be scored with this music.”
Sacred Bones is now repressing this incredible debut by the one and only master of horror in a bunch of new colors in celebration of the label’s 15th year anniversary.
Bending scuzzy boundaries, ‘Good Bad Not Evil’ is a coming-of-age garage rock classic record. Full of hedonistic delinquent anthems, the fourth studio album from Atlanta punks Black Lips reaches it’s 15 year anniversary. This deluxe edition includes unearthed photos and new liner notes from Jared Swilley and King Khan. The second disc features B-sides and rarities including ‘Cruising’, ‘I Wanna Dance With You’ and ‘Leroy Faster’. ‘Good Bad Not Evil’ perfectly encapsulates the disillusionment of the mid-00s America, slammed between warehouse parties, DIY generator shows and scattered party pics, which was recorded in a little house in Atlanta that had been converted into a studio called the Living Room. Referencing Shangri-Las in the title, this is where their knack for garage gems met Motown; with bass heavy grooves (later remixed by Diplo), a certified country twang and unabashed bravado. Instant hits like ‘Veni Vidi Vici’, ‘Cold Hands’, ‘Bad Kids’ and ‘O Katrina!’ immediately became Black Lips staples. This was a band caught in the eye of the storm, the touring continued, the parties didn’t stop, this was a band bending the scuzzy boundaries of their chosen genre. The record was hailed by the likes of Pitchfork, who proclaimed, “Black Lips are a go-to band for vintage lo-fi freaks, and their raucous live shows have helped them cross over outside of crusty dive bars. ‘Good Bad Not Evil’, however, is the record where naysayers, disinterested friends and acquaintances, people on the street, and anyone else within earshot has to sit up, shut up, and listen.” …and, shut up and listen they did.
In February of 2020, singer-songwriter Caitlin Rose settled in at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studios for a week of tracking with William Tyler, Brian Kotzur, Jack Lawrence, and Luke Schneider. After a seven year absence following the release of her sophomore LP, The Stand-In-a self-described Sisyphean nightmare of false starts and career blocks-Rose was ready, with the encouragement of close friend and producer Jordan Lehning, to give the rock a final push. "It happened so fast that there was no time to worry about what could go wrong; all I walked in with was the excitement," she says. When she and Lehning planned to return for overdubs in early March, neither expected that the world would turn on it's head in little more than a week, that a tornado would soon wipe half of east Nashville off the map, or a global pandemic would, as it has for so many others' projects, further delay completion.
“Orange And Blue” was first released in 1994 and is a remarkable testament of Al Di Meola’s unique sense of swing. The legendary guitarist recorded the album on the “Al Di Meola Jazz Guitar”, a custom hollow-body guitar designed in collaboration with Gibson, which allowed him a warmer tone to add to his established signature sound. The album itself is a tasteful collection of explorative compositions, with standout songs such as ‘Chilean Pipe Song’ further cementing Al Di Meola’s growth as a versatile writer and gifted guitarist.
Cold Gawd is the flag under which California-based multi-instrumentalist Matt Wainwright creates stormy, wounded shoegaze music born of open tunings and R&B melodies. His second collection, God Get Me The Fuck Out Of Here, took shape in the winter of 2020 while working long solo shifts at a coffee shop in Chicago. Fueled by dreams of returning to his hometown of Rancho Cucamonga and reconnecting with old friends from past hardcore bands, Wainright holed up with his coveted pink Jazzmaster, an array of FX pedals, anda laptop, and wrote the entire album in a month. In March of 2021 he made the move, heading back west to the Inland Empire, where he booked sessions with Gabe Largaespada at Open Ocean to track and mix.
Despite recording every instrument himself, the results have the lived-in feel of a practiced live band (which Cold Gawd now are, fleshed into a six-piece). Cascading walls of guitar churn, surge, and ripple, framed by sunken rhythms and Wainright’s distant, defeated voice, veiled in violet haze. He cites the thematic common ground between shoegaze and R&B as a central muse, both obsessively fixated on love, lust, and longing, in forms alternately grandiose and minor key. Lyrically the album sways between oblique and desperate, yearning and resigned –with the exception of “Comfort Thug,” a brooding, largely improvised spoken word piece inspired by the notable lack of black musicians in shoegaze.
Cold Gawd is here to change that. God Get Me The Fuck Out Of Here channels malaise and melancholy into gauzy, galvanized anthems of escape, change, and introspection. The crushing closing cut, “Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches,” heaves and hovers like looming storm clouds, beneath which Wainright sings (and bandmate Arturo Ramirez screams) as closeto a mission statement as the album offers: “leave what you know / and get grown / everyday / remember / why you left.
Includes the remastered audio, bonus 7" with 2 added tracks, 2 x 180 gram LP, colored vinyl and cover artwork printed on brushed aluminum shrink wrap.
Margaret Chardiet was born and raised in New York City. As a founding member of the Red Light District collective in Far Rockaway, NY she has been a figurehead in the underground experimental scene since the age of seventeen. She describes her drive to make noise music as something akin to an exorcism where she is able to express, her “deep-seated need/drive/urge/possession to reach other people and make them FEEL something [specifically] in uncomfortable/confrontational ways.” Engineered by Sean Ragon of Cult of Youth, Abandonis Pharmakon’s first proper studio album and also her first widely distributed release.
The songs on this album were all written and recorded during a turbulent three month time period during which several fundamental life changes forced her to begin living in a completely new way and in a new space. She describes the lyrical themes of this album as being about “Loss. Losing everything. Relinquishing control. Complete psychic abandon. Blind leaps of faith into the fire, walking out unscathed. Crawling out of the pit.”
Sacred Bones is now repressing this legendary debut on colour vinyl for the very first time in celebration of the label’s 15th year anniversary.
Music Releases 12-02-22
- The Beach Boys
Sail On Sailor [Super Deluxe 5LP+7in EP]
- A Beautiful Noise Original Broadway Cast
A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical
- Quelle Chris
Deathfame [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Marble LP]
Nothing You Do Matters EP [Vinyl]
- Sufjan Stevens
Fourth of July [Limited Edition Opaque Red Vinyl 7in]
- Backstreet Boys
A Very Backstreet Christmas [LP]
High Times: The Singles 1992-2006 [2LP]
- Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Catch Bull At Four [LP]
- Paul McCartney
The 7” Singles Box [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 81 x 7
- Esperanza Spalding
Radio Music Society: 10th Anniversary Edition [2LP]
Live Vol. 1
- Montparnasse Musique
Frequency Unknown: Deluxe [Purple 2LP]
- Metro Boomin
Heroes & Villains
- The Staves
Dead & Born & Grown: 10th Anniversary [Recycled LP]
- Amberian Dawn
Take A Chance - A Metal Tribute To ABBA
Sylvie [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD]
- Stephen Sondheim, Sara Bareilles, Into The Woods 2022 Broadway Cast
Into The Woods (2022 Broadway Cast Recording)
- Micah P. Hinson
I Lie to You [LP]
- Robbie Williams
Life Thru A Lens [Clear LP]
- Various Artists
Southeast of Saturn, Vol. 2 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Full Moon and Great Lake 2LP]
- Neil Young
Harvest: 50th Anniversary Edition [2LP/7in/2DVD Box Set]
- Black Ox Orkestar
Everything Returns [LP]
- Adeem The Artist
White Trash Revelry [LP]