New Release Round-Up 10-13-23
††† (Crosses) - Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete. - Warner Records
Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete. presents an enchanting blend of personal reflections and diverse ideas, offering a glimpse into the captivating creative journey of Chino Moreno and Shaun Lopez as ††† (Crosses). Throughout the album, they skillfully craft immersive soundscapes that evoke a profound sense of emotion and empathy, a testament to their close-knit collaboration and enduring friendship over decades. Moreno and Lopez embrace atmospheric electronic textures, adorned with both intricate and minimalistic arrangements, all amplified by Moreno’s mesmerizing vocals. The result is a tour de force which boasts features from EL-P and Robert Smith adding even more depth and richness to the music. The themes explored in Goodnight, God Bless, I Love U, Delete. oscillate between optimism and dark romanticism, showcasing the duo's ability to traverse contrasting emotions and eclectic musical styles delivering a truly magnificent body of work.
Troye Sivan - Something To Give Each Other - Capitol Records
Troye Sivan’s third studio album, Something To Give Each Other, is a celebration of sex, dance, sweat, community, queerness, love and friendship. Emerging from the tribulations of the last few years, Sivan found himself rewiring with the joy of human connection and dance music. He wrote the songs for the new album with Oscar Görres (Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Sam Smith), Ian Kirkpatrick (Dua Lipa, Britney Spears) AG Cook (Charli XCX, Beyonce) and Styalz Fuego (Khalid, Imagine Dragons).
The Drums - Jonny - ANTI
On his latest album as The Drums, New York-based indie pop artist Jonny Pierce plunges into the work of healing from childhood trauma and the long shadow it casts over adulthood. The sparkling, eponymous Jonny unfurls a love letter to a galaxy of younger selves, all hungry to be nourished, all rejoicing now that they finally get to belong. Playful, heartbreaking, raucous, and serene all in turn, Jonny embraces the mess of life in all its facets. It renders the magic that happens when you fall in love with yourself down to the marrow. Soaring to alt-pop prestige on arrival, The Drums have released studio albums that deftly walk the line of aching melancholy and irresistible pop sensibilities, presented through a kaleidoscope of pastel guitars, reverb, modular synthe- sizers and drum machines. It’s a sound that’s wholly unique, and unmistakably The Drums.
Metric - Formentera II - Metric Music International, Inc.
Metric’s relentless pursuit of timeless songwriting and fiercely independent ethos have cemented their place as one of the most essential and ahead-of-the-curve bands of the last two decades. By constantly upping themselves across nine unpredictable and adventurous studio albums, the trailblazing Toronto outfit founded by songwriting and production partners Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw along with bandmates Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key is proof that you can amass an untouchable catalog without ever signing to a major label or changing your lineup. Their latest LP, Formentera II, out this week via their label Metric Music International and Thirty Tigers, is a testament to their singular purpose. It stands among their best and most genre-defying work and closes the 18-song cycle started by 2022’s critically acclaimed Formentera.
Asking Alexandria - Where Do We Go From Here? - Better Noise Music Group
The 10th album for British hard-rock band Asking Alexandria, releasing in their 15th year as a band. A retrospective project of sorts that saw band members re-visit their previous releases and draw inspriation from their most popular and successful songs from their discography. Fans will be ecstatic to hear that "Where Do We Go From Here?" features some of the hardest, loudest new music that Asking Alexandria has released in recent memory.
The Cranberries - To The Faithful Departed: Remastered - Island
Deluxe edition of To The Faithful Departed - The Cranberries’ monumental third album. Originally released in 1996, the album has sold over six million copies worldwide and became the band’s highest-charting album on the U.S. Billboard Top 200. The expanded 2LP set includes three previously unreleased album demos recorded with Tim Palmer in Paris and the original 1LP album remastered by John Dent at Metropolis. Available on 2LP. Also available on LP and Super Deluxe 3CD.
Ringo Starr - Rewind Forward EP - UMe
Rewind Forward, the latest EP from drumming legend Ringo Starr, features four new songs from an All-Starr cast of collaborators, including Sir Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Steve Lukather, Benmont Tench, Matt Bissonette and Bruce Sugar. With singable melodies, upbeat lyrics, and loads of Peace and Love, this collection is a must-have for any Ringo fan. Available on 10” black vinyl, CD and Cassette.
AFI - Sing The Sorrow: 20th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black & Red Pinwheel 2LP]
Gucci Mane - Breath Of Fresh Air [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Autographed Clear LP]
Troye Sivan - Something To Give Each Other
boygenius - the rest EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 10in Gold Vinyl]
Chelsea Cutler - Stellaria [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Fruit Punch 2 LP]
Husbands - Cuatro
Beartooth - The Surface [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red/White/Blue Splatter LP]
Holly Humberstone - Paint My Bedroom Black [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple LP Alternate Cover]
Ghost - Infestissumam [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tangerine LP]
Zach Bryan - Zach Bryan
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - The Name Chapter: FREEFALL
Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual [RSD Essential Opaque Blue LP]
Cults - Static [RSD Essential Sky Blue LP]
Escape The Fate - Out Of The Shadows
Hooveriii - Pointe [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Light Blue LP]
Rick Astley - Are We There Yet?
Black Sabbath - Reunion [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple Smoke 3LP]
Lynyrd Skynyrd - FYFTY
John P. Strohm - Something To Look Forward To [Limited Edition Red Translucent & White Swirl LP]
Daniel Johnston - Fear Yourself: 20th Anniversary Edition
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon: 50th Anniversary
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Canary Yellow LP]
Oscar Lang - Chew The Scenery [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cherry Red LP]
Offset - SET IT OFF
Twiztid - Twiztid Presents: Songs Of Samhain
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram - Live In London
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The Rolling Stones - Hackney Diamonds - Promotone BV/Geffen Records
U2 - Zooropa: 30th Anniversary - Island