What's New 9-17-21

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Herb Alpert Presents

The iconic leader of the Tijuana Brass shows no signs of slowing down with his latest effort, Catch The Wind. This new collection features nine original compositions, covers of beloved Beatles hits "Eleanor Rigby" and "Yesterday", and American classics "Smile", "America The Beautiful", and "Summertime".

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Mute

Local Valley strikes a balance between stripped back arrangements— just Jose’s intimate vocal and exquisite nylon string guitar work— and tracks driven by groovy drum machine loops and other percussive elements. The 13 tracks invite us to look beyond our tribal instincts and explore our shared humanity and the scientific-based existential questions we face together on our quest to understanding.

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Son of Davy

In the Crockett tradition, Music City USA is as ambitious and ground-breaking as each piece of recorded music he’s put out so far. And it’s not just an album. It’s a double album of Charley Crockett originals, each song going the distance to further define this singer-songwriter-performer-artist who came out of the proverbial nowhere.

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Highway 20 Records

bLOW will bring you to the dance floor, or up your highway speed by ten or fifteen mph, but it’s also worth listening to in a more contemplative way. Most classic blues songs were written by more than one person over more than a few decades, and that’s what gives them their gravity. Colin has steeped himself in this tradition, via advice he got, at age eleven, from the legendary Howling Wolf.

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Dogtree Records

'Don’t bore us, get to the chorus’ is a questionable nugget of wisdom which Chris Daughtry has frequently practiced. Yet on Dearly Beloved, Daughtry offers space for intros to build slowly, brooding over the arch of the narrative, eventually erupting into an array of blazing, arena-sized anthems and massive ballads that fill your entire consciousness.

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Mild High Club makes a long-awaited comeback with Going Going Gone, the band's first solo album since 2016’s cult favorite Skiptracing. An album that speaks directly to the times we live in, it sees the band blending the psychedelic pop of earlier albums with influences from around the world, especially Brazilian avant-garde music from the '70s and '80s.

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BMG

Eternal Blue is a masterpiece of modern heavy music; a record that twists and turns and sits long in your memory warranting listen after listen. Vulnerabilities laid bare, cacophonous bursts, walls of sound so lush and dense, they’re almost holographic in their effect. Heavy music has a new face and it belongs to Spiritbox.

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Candid

Stacey Kent is a jazz singer in the mold of the greats, with a legion of fans worldwide, and a host of honors and awards including a Grammy nomination. An interpreter of The Great American Song Book and beyond, Kent's music and influences span multiple genres, a testament to her "wandering, restless spirit" as an artist.

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Empire

The 2001 debut studio album by the legendary R&B singer, Force of Nature debuted with hits such as "Maybe I Deserve," and "Slowly.” Featuring production from several notable Blackground regulars, including Bud'da, J. Dub, and Eric Seats, Tank makes his mark as one of the heavyweight R&B singers of the next decade to come.

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Empire

The 2002 released second studio album by acclaimed R&B singer, Tank. Though primarily featuring production from Tank himself, the album also sees work from acclaimed producers such as Mannie Fresh, Jazze Pha, and Bud'da. At just over 70 minutes, the album is filled with tender, sexed-up ballads, followed by up-tempo jams.

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Empire

Even more smooth, deep, seductive grooves are offered up on Tank’s third full-length. Originally released in 2007, the album was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album. Features production from Timbaland, The Underdogs, St. Nick, and Tank himself. Hit singles include "Please Don't Go," and "Heartbreaker."

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