Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket featuring the new stereo album mix on the first LP and adds a second LP with previously unreleased alternate takes for each of the album’s 13 songs, newly mixed in stereo and sequenced in the same order as the album. 2017 release, the 50th Anniversary remixed and remastered edition of one of rock music’s most influential albums. The album is newly mixed by Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell in stereo, sourced directly from the four-track masters at Abbey Road Studios in London, and guided by the original, Beatles-preferred mono mix produced by his father, George Martin. It was 50 years ago when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr astonished and delighted the world, ushering in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music’s most universally acclaimed album.
Kids In The Street – Justin Townes Earle – Kids In The Street was produced by Mike Mogis, who is perhaps best known for his work with Bright Eyes on the Saddle Creek label. “When I first met a young Justin Townes Earle, it was evident then he was intent on following his own artistic path,” said label president John Allen. “As his publisher, I saw his songwriting evolve to a literary depth and swagger that maintained that unique vision. New West is very proud to release Justin’s next album of his best work yet.”
This lovingly curated crate-digging Rough Guide unearths unknown Cuban rare grooves from across the diaspora and beyond.
Vinyl release Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train by the Ambassador of the Blues, Guy Davis and international harmonica sensation Fabrizio Poggi. The deep, acoustic blues sessions took place in Milan Italy and were recorded live in the studio. The result captured the special musical connection that Guy and Fabrizio possess from the years of playing and recording together.
Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train marks the 14th recording by Guy Davis in his storied career and his third with M.C. Records. His first “Juba Dance” was produced by Fabrizio Poggi and also recorded in Italy.
Guy Davis explains the concept of the recording, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry were two musicians whose work will not be surpassed, let alone improved on. This musical opus, was produced by Fabrizio Poggi. It features our combined musical talents, and is not meant to compete with the originals. It’s meant to be a love letter to Brownie and Sonny signed by the both of us. They were two of my favorites.
Vinyl LP pressing. Some People Have Real Problems is the fourth studio album by Australian singer Sia. Originally released in 2008, the album featured singles including “Day Too Soon”, “The Girl You Lost to Cocaine” and “Soon We’ll Be Found”. In live performances of the latter song, Sia used sign language to accompany her singing. The album displays a more upbeat pop-style than Sia’s previous downbeat albums, whilst show-casing Sia’s vocals on a number of big ballads. Non-single track, “Buttons”, received attention due to it’s video in which Sia’s face is distorted by pegs, string, net, condoms and many other things.
Limited double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2017 collection from the British indie icons. The Best Of… So Far marks the return of British Indie icons The Kooks. Celebrating over 10 years since their five-times platinum selling debut album Inside In/Inside Out, this 18 track album features the much loved ‘Naïve’, ‘She Moves In Her Own Way’ and ‘Ooh La’ as well as new singles ‘Be Who You Are’ and ‘Broken Vow’.
Fifty years ago, Harry Taussig and Max Ochs were featured on a sampler LP, ‘Contemporary Guitar – Spring ’67’, alongside John Fahey, Robbie Basho, and Bukka White. Both guitarists were “re-discovered” by Tompkins Square in 2005, and have since released new recordings for the label.
‘The Music of Harry Taussig & Max Ochs’ features newly recorded material, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Takoma sampler they first appeared on. Limited edition of 500 LPs.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. It’s been six years since fans were last graced with a new full-length Incubus album and that drought has ended with their aptly titled eighth full length offering, 8. The album was co-produced by Dave Sardy (Slayer, Helmet, Trouble) and Sonny Moore, better known as dubstep icon Skrillex. The album was nearly finished before Moore tweaked the mix on the song “Familiar Faces,” which then spiraled into a full co-production job. Guitarist Michael Einziger commented, “It just kind of energized everybody in the band and we’re really excited about the album, we can’t wait for people to hear it.”
Fourth album from the North Carolina-born NYC-based singer. Features performance and songwriting contributions from David Crosby, Michael League [Snarky Puppy], Jacob Collier, Laura Mvula. She has received praise from the New York Times [“New York’s best kept secret”], Los Angeles Times, Downbeat, NPR. Previous album Perfect Animal [2015 Universal] was “a statement of arrival, a piece of proof that exciting, complex and interesting pop music is still out there.” [Pop Matters]
Dave Catching’s solo album recorded at the famed Rancho De La Luna studio features his friends Alain Johannes, Mark Lanegan, Greg Dulli, Troy Van Leeuwen and others to create lush desert Rock n Roll.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2017 release. Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, The Following Mountain represents a new approach for Sam Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. The album features a rare guest appearance by drummer Milford Graves, known initially for his work in the 1960s with free jazz legends Albert Ayler and Sonny Sharrock. The Following Mountain was made during two distinct recording sessions: an initial weekend in Brooklyn where Ismaily and Amidon brought in Graves, percussionist Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix), and saxophonist Sam Gendel for a heavily improvised session; followed by time in the studio over the summer in London, where Amidon worked with Leo Abrahams to shape and develop the songs.
Double 180 gram vinyl LP pressing including digital download. On his 10th album, The Search For Everything, John Mayer meditates on getting older. “Time’s been talking to me/Whispering in my ear,” he sings on Changing, a wistful song about embracing life’s complexities. While some of the album’s songs read like diary entries from a man in reflection, others display a forward momentum. Shrugging off some of that inner torment in the name of fun, The Search For Everything is loose, lively, and delightfully diverse, finding him dabbling in funk, folk, blues, and soul, with support from the John Mayer Trio. It’s taken John Mayer two decades to sound this peaceful, and now, he wants us to go with the flow, too.
Limited 180gm milky white colored vinyl LP pressing. The Chicago alternative-rock trio Chevelle – Pete Loeffler (guitars, vocals), Sam Loeffler (drums) and Dean Bernardini (bass, vocals) – have long characterized the spirit of the underdog since their independent debut album Point #1. The group joined Epic Records and delivered their major label breakthrough in 2002 with Wonder What’s Next. The platinum-release spawned the chart-topping hits “Send The Pain Below” and “The Red,” and led to high profile tours like OZZfest in 2003.
Vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2017 debut full-length album from Grammy Award winning artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers. Comprised of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart, The Chainsmokers have evolved into a dominating musical force with a diverse repertoire of songs that have led them to become today’s hottest young artist/producer duo. With a signature sound that deftly reaches across indie, progressive and pop realms, their original tracks and remixes have topped the charts throughout the world. Memories… Do Not Open features the certified Gold first single “Paris,” a single with Coldplay – “Something Just Like This,” and 10 additional never before heard tracks from the hit-making duo. The Chainsmokers have dominated radio charts for the past two years, and along the way sold over 10 million singles. They have also performed all over the world to sold-out crowds at their own headline shows and major festivals including SXSW, Ultra and Coachella, and also at the 2017 Brit Awards, the 2016 American Music Awards and the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards.