New Release Round-Up 05-06-22
AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch - Glassnote
The Gods We Can Touch is an elegant and celestial but provocative album about shame, desire and morality, all seen through the narrative prism of Greek mythology. In each of the album's fifteen songs we meet a different god. Featuring lead single "Cure For Me," the album is ultimately "a celebration of being human, and what makes us human."
Hermitude - Mirror Mountain - Nettwerk Records
The multi-instrumentalist duo that comprises Hermitude - Luke Dubber (aka Luke Dubs) and Angus Stuart (aka El Gusto) holed up together in Angus' home with a pared-back music setup, they began a process that was all about taking back control over how and why they make music as Hermitude. The duo recorded vocal sessions in-person to create a more intimate experience. You can hear it in the way the drums coil themselves around the closely recorded vocals of "When U Feel Like This (feat. The Jungle Giants)," or the confidence in "Promises (feat. Andie)" that allows her voice to soar into the upper octaves easily. This control over their process led to a loosening of their creative inhibitions. A year and a half later, Mirror Mountain was finished. The album acts as a reawakening, a place to draw strength as time goes by. "The production quality & mixing all around is super clean and polished, it's delectable to the ears." - Banger Sound
Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs - Sound Of Vinyl
Ukulele Songs comprises a fine mixture of original material penned by Eddie Vedder that he initially performed live, alongside vintage classics and standards. A recast, uke-driven version of "Can't Keep," which originally appeared as the opening track on Pearl Jam's hard-charging November 2002 album Riot Act, opens the proceedings, while newer-bred original songs like the resigned lament of "Sleeping By Myself," the charming love orbit of "Satellite," the hopeful brightness of "Light Today," and the instrumental interlude "Waving Palms" all set the table for the 35-minute album.
Sheryl Crow - Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary - A&M
The 2 CD companion piece to Sheryl Crow's forthcoming feature documentary, Sheryl, featuring 35 songs spanning 3 decades of music from the 9-time GRAMMY Award winner. 3 new songs are included with her hits "If It Makes You Happy," "Soak Up the Sun," "All I Wanna Do," "My Favorite Mistake," "Redemption Day," and many more! Sheryl Crow has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Arcade Fire - WE [Indie Exclusive limited Edition White LP]
Black Crowes - 1972
The Head And The Heart - Every Shade Of Blue
Sunflower Bean - Headful Of Sugar [Orange Crush LP]
Belle And Sebastian - A Bit Of Previous [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
The Who - My Generation: Half-Speed Master [LP]
The Who - A Quick One: Half-Speed Master [LP]
Awolnation - My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me
Halestorm - Back From The Dead [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Ruby LP]
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - Let It Be Blue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
The Americans - Stand True
Tom Morello - The Atlas Underground Flood [Sky Blue Grape 2LP]
Simple Plan - Harder Than It Looks
Midland - The Last Resort: Greetings From
Stand Atlantic - F.E.A.R.
Three Days Grace - EXPLOSIONS
Emeli Sande - Let's Say For Instance
Neil Young - Royce Hall 1971
Neil Young - Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971
Neil Young - Citizen Kane Jr. Blues 1974 (Live At Bottom Line)
Pink Mountaintops - Peacock Pools [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Splatter LP]
Miloe - Greenhouse EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 10in LP]
Ibeyi - Spell 31
Sharon Van Etten - We've Been Going About This All Wrong
Warpaint - Radiate Like This [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Yellow LP]
Culture - Two Sevens Clash [RSD Essential Clear w/ Blue & Yellow Smoke LP]
& More .....
The Black Keys - Dropout Boogie - Nonesuch
As they've done their entire career, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney wrote all of the material for their new album, Dropout Boogie, in the studio, and the album captures a number of first takes that hark back to the stripped-down blues rock of their early days making music together in Akron, Ohio, basements. After hashing out initial ideas at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, the duo welcomed new collaborators Billy F. Gibbons, Greg Cartwright, and Angelo Petraglia to the sessions, marking the first time they've invited multiple new contributors to work simultaneously on one of their own albums.
Florence + The Machine - Dance Fever - Republic
Florence + The Machine releases 5th studio album, Dance Fever. Written & produced through the haze of two lockdowns, in London & NY with producers Jack Antonoff & Glass Animals’ Dave Bayley. Dance Fever sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculine & feminine, redemptive, celebratory, stepping into her place in the iconic pantheon.
Tank and The Bangas - Red Balloon - Verve
Best New Artist GRAMMY nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas return with their third studio album, Red Balloon. Red Balloon was born out of a pandemic-ordered break from the band’s rigorous touring schedule. The hiatus gave the band space to grow, allowing them to reunite as a more unified group. This new work pushes the band to a new level, shedding light on their unique observations and reflecting on the ills of America while also celebrating the beauty of Black life.
The Rolling Stones - Live At The El Mocambo - Interscope
A legendary event in the incredible 60-year history of The Rolling Stones is available for the first time in-full. ‘Live At The El Mocambo’ marks the first official appearance of the group’s two famous secret concerts at the 300-capacity Toronto club in March 1977. It features the Stones’ full set from the March 5 show, plus three bonus tracks from the March 4 gig, newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain. Now available on 4LP black vinyl housed in a die cut slipcase with etching.
49 Winchester - Fortune Favors The Bold - New West Records
With its latest album, Fortune Favors The Bold, Russell County, Virginia-based 49 Winchester is ready and roaring to break onto the national scene with its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk. Fortune Favors The Boldis not only a record that showcases the current state of 49 Winchester, it’s a melodic stake in the ground of how this group is constantly evolving and taking shape, sonically and lyrically. But, it’s also about looking into the rearview mirror with a genuine appreciation for where you came from and what you’re made of. Those salt-of-the-earth traits in your blood and character that define what it actually takes to climb that damn mountain of dreams. At its essence, Fortune Favors The Boldis about going against all odds to bring your art into fruition and into the world - come hell or high water.
Lyle Lovett - 12th of June - Verve
Lyle Lovett returns with his first new album in over 10 years,“12th of June”, due out on Verve Records May 13th, 2022. The album is a fantastic and eclectic collection of new original songs and beloved interpretations that will please existing fans as well as invite new ones. Immaculately recorded, it highlights the dynamics of Lyle and his Large Band– and their singular ability to shift from one genre to the next with uncanny grace and ability. From beautiful acoustic ballads to swinging big band numbers, this record will remind listeners why Lyle is national musical treasure.
Mallrat - Butterfly Blue - Nettwerk Records
Debut Album Solidifies Mallrat's Reputation as a Master of Clever, Timeless Pop. Mallrat's prized pop songwriting has become a beacon the music industry eagerly follows, and on her debut album Butterfly Blue, she embodies the spirit of it's titular creature - but without the delicacy that keeps you at a distance. Over a dozen clever and open-hearted tracks, Mallrat - aka Grace Shaw - draws you in close and shows you the world through her wide, hopeful eyes.