New Release Round-Up 08-26-22
Muse - Will Of The People - Warner Records
This album was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world. A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests & riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilisation of the global order all informed Will Of The People. It has been a worrying and scary time for all of us as the Western empire and the natural world, which have cradled us for so long are genuinely threatened. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.
Blondie - Against The Odds: 1974-1982 - Capitol
The first-ever authorized and in-depth archive in Blondie’s history, a rarity for a band almost 50 years into their career with 40 million records sold. Against The Odds: 1974-1982 features 124 songs (36 previously unreleased) remastered from the original analog tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios. Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition presents their first 6 albums expanded to include over 4 dozen demos, alternate versions, and outtakes - plus, a 120-page discography and a 144-page hardback book. 10 LPs/10” LP/7” Single.
Pianos Become The Teeth - Drift - Epitaph
Drift, their fifth studio album sees Pianos Become The Teeth taking another sonic step forward to craft a musical statement that truly transcends genres. For the recording of Drift, the band took it back to basics, starting at a family-owned cabin in the woods of Virginia, that they transformed into an analog recording studio. The band lived together, recorded together and ate dinners together where they would listen to the day’s recordings, talk about them and pull them apart and reworking them, creating what may be their finest album to date.
Marcus King - Young Blood - American Recordings
25-year-old GRAMMY-nominated artist Marcus King prepares to release his new album, Young Blood, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys via Rick Rubin's American Recordings/Republic Records. He has toured with The Marcus King Band for over 10 years, as well as tours with Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathanial Rateliff. He’s released 3 LPs with The Marcus King Band before his GRAMMY-nominated 2021 solo debut LP, El Dorado.
Julia Jacklin - Pre Pleasure - Polyvinyl Records
Pre Pleasure, the beautiful new full-length album from Australian native Julia Jacklin, finds the musician at her absolute peak, delivering ten of the most personal, raw, and devastating songs of her career. Featuring stand-outs such as "Lydia Wears A Cross," "Love, Try Not To Let Go," and the driving "I Was Neon," the album is a clear portrayal of Jacklin's captivating strength as a lyricist, and her undeniable talents as one of the most gifted songwriters of the decade.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Steve Earle & The Dukes - JERRY JEFF [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell
Brotherkenzie - NATHAN
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus [RSD Essential Tomato Red 2LP]
Ezra Furman - All Us Flames
DJ Khaled - God Did
Alanis Morissette - The Storm Before The Calm
Lupe Fiasco - DRILL MUSIC IN ZION [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Blue 2LP]
Regina Spektor - 11:11
William Orbit - The Painter
Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Valerie June - Under Cover [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cobalt Blue LP]
Bret McKenzie - Songs Without Jokes
Madlib - Medicine Show No.3 - Beat Konducta In Africa [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple 2LP]
Will Hoge - Wings on my Shoes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ultra Clear LP]
Charlie Halloran & The Tropicales - Shake The Rum [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars + Anderson .Paak) - An Evening With Silk Sonic
Bastille - Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past
Sean Paul - Scorcha
& More .....
Megadeth - The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! - UMe
Megadeth's new album features 12 new songs from the titans of thrash metal! Produced by Dave Mustaine and Chris Rakestraw, the follow-up to the Grammyr award-winning Dystopia album will melt fans ' minds with songs like "We'll Be Back," the new radio hit "Soldier On!" and "Night Stalkers" featuring Ice-T. Indie Exclusive Deluxe 2 LP on 180-gram vinyl includes a 7" single of "We'll Be Back," b/w an unreleased 2021 live version of "The Conjuring," with lenticular litho.
Jon Pardi - Mr. Saturday Night - Capitol Records Nashville
Capitol Records Nashville presents multiplatinum hitmaker Jon Pardi's fourth studio album, Mr. Saturday Night. The 14-tracks include the singles, "Last Lonely Night," and "Fill `Er Up." Jon says about the album, "A lot of time was spent living with the songs on this record. There is more life experience on Mr. Saturday Night than any album I've released before." It was produced by Jon with Bart Butler and Ryan Gore, the same team behind his award-winning 2019 album, Heartache Medication.