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  • What's New 7-12-24

    OneRepublic
    Interscope

    Sixth studio album from Grammy nominated OneRepublic. The album features breakout Platinum single "I Ain't Worried" which was synced to Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick, breaking single "I Don't Wanna Wait (w/ David Guetta), and much-loved hits “West Coast”, “Sunshine”, and more.

    The Dip
    Dualtone Music Group

    Smooth keyboard washes, subtly propulsive rhythms, and restrained guitar provide a lush backdrop for the band’s signature vocal collages as their sixth full-length, But I’ll Wait For You, evokes the sounds of a broken heart, trying to cling on to the tiniest glimmer of hope that a relationship can still be salvaged.

    Cigarettes After Sex
    Partisan Records

    With the release of their third album, X’s, Cigarettes After Sex finally takes center stage as not just one of today’s preeminent indie bands, but as one of the most globally accomplished acts across any genre. Filled with raw, imagistic, sometimes smutty vignettes set to entrancing, slow burn pop songs, bandleader Greg Gonzalez captures every emotion a romantic arc inspires.

    Color Green
    New West

    On the Color Green’s second full-length—their first as a quartet—they ground their cosmic jams in earthy melodies, drawing from ‘60s SoCal folk-r0ck, ‘70s classic rock, ‘80s underground rock, ‘90s psychedelic dance-rock, and many other sources. It’s a meditation on loss, grief, confusion, frustration, and the clarity to which they all lead.

    Louis Armstrong
    Verve

    Louis Armstrong traveled to England to celebrate this unexpected hit, “What A Wonderful World”, and gave his last great performance, which found him looking back at his entire musical career. That performance, recorded at BBC studios, was miraculously captured in high fidelity audio and video, and is now being released for the first time.

    Bones Owens
    Thirty Tigers

    On sophomore album, revered Nashville troubadour Bones Owens continues to evolve his cultured rock songwriting while capturing the energy of his renowned live shows. Love Out of Lemons collects deeply grooving snapshots of carefree times and top-down drives with subtleties that linger long after the party’s over.

    Travis
    BMG

    Glasgow’s songwriting giants Travis return with their tenth studio album. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Air, Beck, Phoenix), L.A. Times was written by Fran Healy in his studio on the edge of Skid Row, Los Angeles, the city he has called home for the last decade. He describes L.A. Times as Travis’ “most personal album since The Man Who”.

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  • New Release Round-Up 07-12-24

    John Lennon - Mind Games (The Ultimate Mixes)

    John Lennon - Mind Games (The Ultimate Mixes)

    John Lennon - Mind Games - (The Ultimate Mixes) - Capitol

    John Lennon - "Mind Games (The Ultimate Collection)" / Limited Edition 10" square boxset including 6 CDs, 2 HD Audio Blu-rays, a 128-page hardback book; a reproduction of the original 1973 triptych marketing poster; postcard-sized reproductions of 1973 advert artworks and an individually numbered Citizen of Nutopia ID card. 6 CDs feature The Ultimate Mixes, Elemental Mixes, Elements Mixes, Evolution Documentary, Out-takes and Raw Studio Mixes. 2 Blu-ray Audio discs in high-definition 24-192 stereo, 24-192 5.1 Surround and Dolby Atmos versions of all the above, plus the 2024 remastered "Mind Games" music video and a "You Are Here" (additional out-take) tape boxes music video. Produced by Sean Ono Lennon. Mixed and engineered by Sam Gannon and 3x Grammy Award-winner Paul Hicks with additional mixing by Rob Stevens. Stereo mix mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. 5.1 Surround and Dolby Atmos mastered by Sam Gannon. Included is a 136-page glossy, hardback coffee table book about the writing and recording of the album - in the words of John & Yoko - taken from hundreds of hours of archive interviews; also featuring brand- new interviews with all the musicians and engineers, exclusive never-before-seen photographs by Bob Gruen and unseen photos, lyrics, letters, original tape boxes and memorabilia from the John Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon Archives. 

    Billy Strings - Billy Strings Live Volume 1

    Billy Strings - Billy Strings Live Volume 1

    Billy Strings - Billy Strings Live Vol. 1 - Warner Records

    2024 live release from the acclaimed Bluegrass musician. Billy Strings partners with Reprise Records for his first-ever live album.

    OneRepublic - Artificial Paradise

    OneRepublic - Artificial Paradise - Mosley Music/Interscope Records

    2024 release, the sixth album from the pop band led by Ryan Tedder. Includes the singles "I Don't Wanna Wait," "I Ain't Worried," "Runaway," "Mirage," and more.

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    Clairo - Charm

    Clairo - Charm - Clairo/Virgin Music

    American Indie-Pop Luminary Clairo Returns With Third Album, Charm, Co-Produced By Clairo And Leon Michels (Of The Dap-Kings And El Michels Affair). Evoking Balmy Summer Evenings And Tête-À-Têtes In Plush Conversation Pits, Charm Is A Collection Of Warm, 70’S-Inspired Grooves That Move Lithely Between Jazz, Psychedelic Folk And Soul. Available On July 12th. 

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Johnny Blue Skies - Passage du Desir [Indie Exclusive Metallic Gold LP]

    Cigarettes After Sex - X's [Indie Exclusive Crystal Clear LP]

    Remi Wolf - Big Ideas [LP]

    ANI DIFRANCO - UNPRECEDENTED SH!T [INDIE EXCLUSIVE COKE BOTTLE CLEAR LP]

    Travis - L.A. Times [Limited Edition Green Marble LP]

    Eric Clapton - To Save A Child

    Jake Xerxes Fussell - When I'm Called [LP]

    Color Green - Fool's Parade [Orange Dream LP]

    Balming Tiger - January Never Dies

    Various Artists - I Saw The TV Glow (Original Soundtrack) [Violet 2x Vinyl LP]

    Frank Zappa & Mothers - Invention    Whisky A Go Go 1968: Highlights [180 Gram]

    Wisp - Pandora [Indie ExclusiveTranslucent Milky Clear 12inch EP]

    KIDZ BOP Kids - KIDZ BOP 2024 Vol. 2

    Phish - Evolve [Indie Exclusive 2LP Solar Discus Algae Blend Color]

    Louis Armstrong - Louis In London [LP]

    Giovanni Guidi / Lewis,James Brandon / Morgan,Thom - New Day

    Hardy - Quit!!

    Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else [Blue LP]

    Mr. Big - Ten [LP]

    Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen - Hold My Beer, Vol. 3 + 4 [LP]

    Vengaboys - We Like To Party: The Greatest Hits Collection

    Viggo Mortensen - Dead Don't Hurt (Music From The Movie)

    ENHYPEN - ROMANCE : UNTOLD [Vinyl]

    Capstan - The Mosaic [Blue 2 LP]

    Cody Dickinson - Homemade

    Dip - Love Direction

    Down By Law - Crazy Days - Red Marble [Colored Vinyl] (Red)

    Melissa Etheridge - I'm Not Broken: Live Topeka Correctional Facility [2 LP]

    Cassandra Jenkins - My Light My Destroyer [Colored Vinyl]

    Odie Leigh - Carrier Pigeon [TANGERINE VINYL]

    Tim Montana     - Savage

    Megan Moroney - Am I Okay [Colored Vinyl] (Wht)

    Bones Owens - Love Out Of Lemons [Bone Colored LP]

    Drew Parker - Camouflage Cowboy (Mod)

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    Glass Animals - I Love You So F***Ing Much

    The Police - Synchronicity

    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication - (Deluxe Edition)

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  • New Release Round-Up 07-05-24

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    Wayne Shorter - Odyssey Of Iska (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)

    Wayne Shorter - Odyssey Of Iska (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) - Blue Note Records

    The winds of change were blowing through Wayne Shorter's life and career in 1970. The saxophonist had just left Miles Davis' group and was soon to form his collective fusion band Weather Report. His music was evolving too as he began to delve into his own unique fusion explorations on his previous two Blue Note recordings Super Nova and Moto Grosso Feio. Recorded in August 1970, the mesmerizing Odyssey of Iska would be the last release of Shorter's early Blue Note period. The album was a tribute to his daughter Iska-who had been born the year before with severe brain damage-with four immersive Shorter compositions portraying a variety of moods: "Wind," "Storm," "Calm," and "Joy." The album's centerpiece is an extended version of Bobby Thomas' Brazilian influenced piece "De Pois do Amor, o Vazio" (After Love, Emptiness), foreshadowing Shorter's growing interest in Brazilian music which he would explore further in the years to come. Shorter's soprano and tenor saxophones are the lone horns heard on the album which featured Gene Bertoncini on guitar, David Friedman on vibraphone and marimba, Ron Carter and Cecil McBee on bass, and Alphonse Mouzon, Billy Hart, and Frank Cuomo contributing drums and percussion.

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    Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)

    Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) - Blue Note Records

    Recorded in 1956 for producer Tom Wilson's short-lived Boston-based label Transition Records, Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill presented trumpeter Donald Byrd in a relaxed and intimate quartet setting with his frequent collaborator Doug Watkins on bass along with Boston area musicians Ray Santisi on piano and Jim Zitano on drums. The standards heavy set was captured on a rainy Spring afternoon in the Beacon Hill home of engineer Steve Fassett which provided a casual atmosphere that gave the album both it's title and it's easy-going charm. Byrd is at his lyrical best on Joe Sullivan's tune "Little Rock Getaway" as well versions of "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," "If I Love Again," and "Stella by Starlight." The trumpeter lays out to let the trio shine on "People Will Say We're in Love" and "What's New."

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    Jason Moran - Ten
    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

    Kokoko! - Butu
    Vince Guaraldi - It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown [RSD Essential 1LPxSummer Night Blue]
    Oded Tzur - My Prophet
    Liminal Shroud - Visions Of Collapse [Random Eco Mix LP]
    Billy Currington - #1's - Volume 1 [CD]
    Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound - Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound [LP]
    Sia - 1000 Forms Of Fear [Deluxe 2LP]
    Morning - Morning [RSD Essential Yellow w/Red & Green Splatter LP]
    Twentieth Century Zoo - Thunder On A Clear Day [RSD Essential Pink w/Sky Blue Splatter LP]
    Tropicale - O.S.T. - Tropicale (Original Soundtrack)
    BABYMETAL - Babymetal [Silver LP]
    Sessa - Grandeza [Pink & Purple Splatter Vinyl]

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    John Lennon - Mind Games (The Ultimate Mixes)Billy Strings - Billy Strings Live Volume 1OneRepublic - Artificial Paradise

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  • What's New 6-28-24

    Imagine Dragons
    Interscope

    LOOM represents the pinnacle of their artistic journey of self-discovery and marks the best body of work Imagine Dragons ever made. It’s the perfect balance between the classic sounds that have made them superstars and the freshness that brought them joy in the studio. Featuring 9 brand new tracks including hit single “Eyes Closed”, this signifies new beginnings on the horizon – the excitement for a new day, moments yet to come.

    Local Natives
    Loma Vista

    Smooth keyboard washes, subtly propulsive rhythms, and restrained guitar provide a lush backdrop for the band’s signature vocal collages as their sixth full-length, But I’ll Wait For You, evokes the sounds of a broken heart, trying to cling on to the tiniest glimmer of hope that a relationship can still be salvaged.

    Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
    Stax/Concord

    South of Here reckons with a lifetime of pain and trauma and transforms it into a stirring and soul-baring rumination on love, loss, hope and resolve. the new album blends both sides of his immense talent: emotionally potent, vivid storytelling and the rugged, R&B revivalism that has powered the band to world-wide acclaim over the past decade.

    Johnny Cash
    UMG Nashville

    Johnny Cash recorded an album’s worth of self-penned songs in 1993. Shortly thereafter, he released the American Recordings albums and re-established himself as one of the world’s greatest songwriters, introducing him to a new generation of fans. Songwriter’s unreleased 11 songs have been updated and produced by his son John Carter Cash and co-producer David Ferguson.

    Camila Cabello
    Interscope

    Neither hit single ‘”I Luv It” nor follow-up single “He Knows”, a clattering collab with Lil Nas X, quite signposts the overall vibe of Cabello’s fourth album. C,XOXO is a laconic, off-kilter pop record filled with quirky earworms. It’s a new sound for Cabello that heightens the music’s intriguing, trippy sheen.

    Previous Industries
    Merge

    Themed around the undead trademarks of defunct retail chains, Previous Industries expand the idea into a full-length meditation on middle age, memory, and the parallel histories of commercial hip-hop and brick-and-mortar business. It’s ’90s nostalgia gone off to the point of fizzy fermentation, filled with verse after verse of peak rap performances full of insight, humor, and sophisticated wordplay.

    Boulevards
    Normaltown Records

    Taking notes from rare funk records and blaxploitation, Carolina Funk is a throwback album that builds up the aura of Boulevards (Jamil Rashad) with greasy funk, smooth soul stylings, and cinematic scope while offering universal lyrics of love and confidence. It’s raw, it’s muddy, it’s infectious hooks and endless fun(k).

    Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    Reprise

    Early Daze is a collection of rare and unreleased studio recordings by Neil Young with Crazy Horse. The 10 songs were all recorded in 1969 with the same line-up that played on the Live at the Fillmore East album. Only one track on the album has been previously released and none of the 10 tracks have been released on vinyl before.

    200 Stab Wounds
    Metal Blade

    A brutal slab of old school death metal with a contemporary edge, Manual Manic Procedures may well be the album that puts classic gore-themed ferocity back into the metal community’s collective consciousness. The songs are not safe for work – perhaps unsafe most anywhere. But that’s its dark charm in a world where even heavy music can play it too safely.

    Nothing More
    Better Noise Music

    Where 2022’s Spirits was ethereal, focusing on the soul, mental health, and existential questions, Carnal serves as its darker counterpart, delving into the physical and primal aspects of the human experience. A testament to Nothing More’s growth and musical talent, the album features respected artists, experimental sounds, fostering a deeply cathartic experience.

    Lupe Fiasco
    Thirty Tigers

    Samurai finds Lupe delighting in the simple pleasures of assembling assonant syllables into playful and poignant narratives, as he always has. It’s smooth, yet cerebral, brimming with ideas, but always radiating Lupe’s pure love for the art of emceeing and committing himself as a servant of the rap game.

    Marsha Ambrosius
    Interscope

    Marsha Ambrosius is a GRAMMY-nominated, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who is gearing up for her highly anticipated album, Casablanco. Executive produced by Dr. Dre, Casablanco is a combined mix of R&B, jazz and hip-hop which blends in a fulfilling and nostalgic soundscape that’ll have the listeners wanting more.

    Still Woozy
    Interscope

    One of the most inventive and multifaceted new voices in the alt-pop world, Still Woozy returns with his sophomore album, Loveseat. Over dreamy guitar licks and driving beats, the Northern California native crafts a patchwork soundscape of psychedelia, pop hooks, and lyrics dosed in magical realism.

    Wade Bowen
    Thirty Tigers

    Wade Bowen just gets it done. There's a reason his quarter century plus career is stronger than ever this far down the road. The songs. With his latest record, Flyin', Bowen steps behind the producer's console and injects his new group of songs with as much Tom Petty as George Strait.

    Washed Out
    Sub Pop

    Notes From a Quiet Life is the new album by chillwave pioneer Washed Out. It is filled with the lush, sun-baked electronic pop that has won over legions of fans since 2009. It was recorded by Washed Out's Ernest Greene at his home studio, mixed by Nathan Boddy and David Wrench, and mastered in the UK at Metropolis.

    Lake Street Dive
    Fantasy

    Good Together is an eclectic set of genre-bending songs that could only have come from popular music’s most agile and compelling outliers. Fusing pop, R&B, soul and jazz, Lake Street Dive: Rachael Price (vocals), Bridget Kearney (bass), Mike Calabrese (drums), Akie Bermiss (keyboards), and James Cornelison (guitar), have created the most confident and accomplished recording of their career.

    gracie abrams
    Interscope

    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 (The National). 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.

    Kehlani
    Atlantic

    In Kehlani’s words: “A crash, in any form, is the peak height of the moment. It isn’t the anxiety of the before, or the lament after. It is the ever so imperative present. A space with no reminisce, no remorse, and no afterthought. CRASH IS HERE. At my most free, most fun, most loud, most fueled, so far.”

    Rich Ruth
    Third Man

    Rich Ruth makes wholly immersive instrumental songs that thread the line between gleefully adventurous and calmingly meditative. The results, which combine spiritual jazz, synth-infused post-rock, and cosmic ambient, often beguile but always soar with a palpable immediacy. His new album Water Still Flows is both his heaviest and his most cathartic.

    Shaboozey
    Empire

    The Nigerian American artist's second album offers a full-on barrage of post-genre possibilities, epitomizing not a one-hit wonder but a songwriter who has found both his mode and his moment at the exact same time. Where I’ve Been… is a showcase for a modern American approach that continues to leave genres behind.

    Jim Lauderdale
    Sky Crunch Records

    Jim Lauderdale is a true constant living in a ten-year town, steadily delivering solid country and Americana music each time he puts out a new album or steps up to a microphone. He’s one of the last true country troubadours, and on My Favorite Place, he continues his Americana story with reliability and grace.

    Hermanos Gutierrez
    Easy Eye Sound

    Sonido Cósmico embarks on a sonic exploration that defies the conventional boundaries of instrumental music. Produced by Dan Auerbach, the collection is a richly textured tapestry, interwoven with the intricate threads of Latin rhythms and ephemeral atmospherics: each track a vignette, a carefully crafted narrative without words, where the brothers' transcendent guitars speak in a language all their own.

    Lindsey Stirling
    Concord

    The seventh studio album from acclaimed musician Lindsey Stirling celebrates the delicate, yet beautiful, nature of duality – the inner battle of fearlessness and self-doubt we all experience. Exploring two distinct styles of music for each side of the album, Duality evokes a sense of magic; encouraging the listener to acknowledge the struggle but to always believe in the limitless version of themselves.

    Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs
    BMG

    Mike Campbell made his bones as the lead guitarist for one of the great working bands in rock & roll (The Heartbreakers), so it should come as no surprise that the Dirty Knobs are hitting a groove three albums into their career. Ultimately, they’re about having a good time, all the time-- a dynamic that this record achieves.

    Aaliyah
    Empire

    Originally released in 2001, the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Cited by critics as one of the best R&B records of its time, Aaliyah is a reflection of herself as both a young adult and matured vocalist. Standout tracks include "We Need A Resolution," "More Than A Woman," and "Rock The Boat.

    The Story So Far
    Pure Noise Records

    The Story So Far’s debut album, Under Soil and Dirt, dazzled listeners in 2011, sparking a new wave of pop-punk. Three further successful releases soon followed. While the band has evolved beyond their high-school heated rage, their energetic and raw musicianship, as well as their unconventional melodic cadence, remain audible on their first album in six years.

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  • New Release Round-Up 06-28-24

    The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace

    Imagine Dragons - LOOM - KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records

    Imagine Dragons’ sixth studio album LOOM represents the pinnacle of their artistic journey of self-discovery and marks the best body of work they've ever made. LOOM, produced entirely by Imagine Dragons and their longtime collaborators Mattman and Robin, finds the perfect balance between the classic sounds that have made them superstars and the freshness that brought them joy in the studio. Featuring 9 brand new tracks including hit single “Eyes Closed”, LOOM signifies new beginnings on the horizon – the excitement for a new day, moments yet to come.


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    Johnny Cash - Songwriter

    Johnny Cash - Songwriter

    Johnny Cash - Songwriter - Mercury Nashville/UMe

    Johnny Cash recorded an album’s worth of self-penned songs in 1993. Shortly thereafter, he released the American Recordings albums and re-established himself as one of the world’s greatest songwriters, introducing him to a new generation of fans. Songwriter’s unreleased 11 songs have been updated and produced by his son John Carter Cash and co-producer David Ferguson.


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    Medium Build - Country

    Medium Build - Country - Island

    Medium Build’s forthcoming album Country exists as a duality, running the spectrum of human emotions from playful optimism and visceral affirmations of life to heartbreak, loss, fear, and loneliness. Raised in Georgia, educated in Tennessee, and transformed in Alaska, his stories speak to the spectrum of those experiences and eagerly draw outside the clear lines of genre binaries – pulling from classic country, ‘80s new wave, '90s pop, and early 00's emo in equal measure. In another era, Medium Build might have just as easily been a rhinestone cowboy – lonesome out on the range, a blue-eyed crooner on a smooth-sailing yacht, or a leather-clad video star, but in the here and now, he’s no one but himself.


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    Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO

    Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO - Geffen/Interscope Records

    Camila Cabello has released brand new track “HE KNOWS (featuring Lil Nas X)” from her forthcoming album C, XOXO, which is out June 28th on Interscope Records and available for pre-order now.  C,XOXO is written by Camila and brought to life with executive producer El Guincho (Rosalia, FKA twigs, Frank Ocean) and co-producer Jasper Harris (Lil Nas X, Baby Keem,  Jack Harlow). Camila recently appeared on the March 2024 cover of Paper magazine, who describe C,XOXO as having “an emotional immediacy and rawness” and go on to proclaim C,XOXO as her “boldest solo album.” 


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    Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO

    Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO

    Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO - Aftermath Records

    Marsha Ambrosius is a GRAMMY-nominated, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who is gearing up for her highly anticipated album, CASABLANCO. Executive produced by Dr. Dre, CASABLANCO is a combined mix of R&B, jazz and hip-hop which blends in a fulfilling and nostalgic soundscape that has the listeners wanting more.


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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Tori Kelly - TORI. [LP]

    Beyoncé - COWBOY CARTER [2 LP]

    Corridor - Mimi [Pink LP]

    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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    The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace Johnny Cash - Songwriter Medium Build - Country
    Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO Hiatus Kaiyote - Love Heart Cheat Code Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO
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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]

    & 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

    Imagine Dragons - LOOM - KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records


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    Johnny Cash - Songwriter

    Johnny Cash - Songwriter - Mercury Nashville/UMe


     Video Available 

    Medium Build - Country

    Medium Build - Country - Island


     Video Available 

    Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO

    Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO - Geffen/Interscope Records


     Video Available 

    Hiatus Kaiyote - Love Heart Cheat Code

    Hiatus Kaiyote - Love Heart Cheat Code - Brainfeeder


     Video Available 

    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


     Video Available 

    Lindsey Stirling - Duality

    Lindsey Stirling - Duality

    Lindsey Stirling - Duality - Concord Records


     Video Available 

    Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico

    Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico

    Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico - Easy Eye Sound


     Video Available 

    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)

    & More .....

    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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  • What's New 6-14-24

    Moby
    Mute

    Moby has once again conjured into reality a collection of heartachingly beautiful, tender yet-defiant songs, made in collaboration with uniquely talented, soulfully aware, other-worldly vocalists. All the songs are love letters to the unrestricted and enchanting music scene of late ‘70s, early ‘80s New York that shaped Moby as a musician.

    $uicideboys$
    G59 Records LLC

    Since 2014, the SoundCloud Rap pioneers have prolifically shared their distinctive fusion of rap, punk, and trap with audiences worldwide. On New World Depression, the duo’s raw, unfiltered lyrics serve as a gritty narrative of personal turmoil, substance abuse, and the struggle for authenticity in a world that often feels cold and indifferent.

    The Decemberists
    Yabb Records/Thirty Tigers

    The beloved hyperliterate folk-rockers are back with their first new album in six years. As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again is filled with semaphores of mutual recognition for our fraught times and faint hope-- punchy, pithy gems of reflections on mortality and loneliness, longing and cynicism, expectation and unease.

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  • What's New 6-7-24

    nxworries
    Stones Throw Records

    Eight years after their breakthrough debut, NxWorries return with Why Lawd? – a winning combination of Knx’s unmistakeable beats and Anderson .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.

    Peggy Gou
    XL Recordings

    The South Korean-born, Berlin-based producer and artist has blazed her own trail as she’s ascended from underground sensation to global icon, becoming one of the most in-demand DJs in the world. I Hear You expands her forward-thinking club music, boldly claiming her voice through the kaleidoscopic lens of ‘90s house music.

    Jesse Daniel
    Lightning Rod Records

    Since releasing his 2018 self-titled debut, Daniel’s earned great esteem as a country traditionalist and built a wildly devoted international following—thanks in no small part to his freewheeling live show. Daniel now offers up his fourth studio album: a high-powered body of work born from his ardent belief in preserving country’s legacy.

    charli xcx
    Atlantic

    In Charli's words - "It's confrontational. it's confident. it's conversational. the lyrics are texts I would send to my friends. It's funny. It's fun. It's a club record so play it loud." Featuring tracks co-produced with Gesaffelstein, Hudson Mohawke, A.G. Cook and others, Brat reinforces Charli as the most important British pop star out there.

    Nduduzo Makhathini
    Blue Note

    South African pianist, composer, philosopher, and healer Nduduzo Makhathini travels beyond any existing notion of music-making to offer his most profound vision of creative mysticism yet with his stunning eleventh studio album. The music is both an offering and an invitation to humanity to cultivate ways of being that strive for freedom and balance.

    Man Man
    Sub Pop

    Carrot on Strings nods to the films of Werner Herzog and Rainer Werner Fassbinder as much as Italo-disco, Randy Newman, goth rock, and avant pop. The results represent a newfound sense of self for Ryan Kattner, who finds himself inspired and at peace both personally and artistically in ways that eluded him for most of his first 15 years playing music.

    Tony Trischka
    Down The Road

    Gifted a thumb drive of rare recordings of Earl Scruggs and John Hartford jamming, Trischka set out to transcribe the private gatherings as an overview of Earl’s career. Now putting it on record, he’s joined by today’s leading bluegrass and old-time stars, including Sam Bush, Vince Gill, Del McCoury, Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle and more.

    Alisa Amador
    Honest Magic Records/Thirty Tigers

    Amador’s music is a synthesis of the many styles she’s voraciously absorbed: rock, jazz, funk and alternative folk, all wrapped in the spirit of the Latin music she grew up with. On Multitudes, the 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner’s soulful singing, poetically incisive lyrics, and syncopated rhythms will make you cry, laugh, and dance all within one set.

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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.


     Video Available 


    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

    & More .....

    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


     Video Available 

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

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


     Video Available 

    Gracie Abrams - The Secret of Us

    Gracie Abrams  - The Secret of Us - Interscope


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  • Now Hear This! - June 2024

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