New Release Round-Up 02-25-22
Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point - Concord Records
Some forty years into one of music’s most impactful partnerships, Tears For Fears have arrived together at The Tipping Point – the group’s ambitious, accomplished and surprising first new studio album in nearly two decades. An inspired song cycle that vividly recalls the depth and emotional force of the group’s earliest triumphs, The Tipping Point is the bold, beautiful and powerful sound of Tears For Fears finding themselves together all over again.
Dashboard Confessional - All The Truth That I Can Tell - Hidden Note Records
Dashboard Confessional’s ninth studio album, All The Truth That I Can Tell, is both a remarkable renewal and fortunate step forward for the band’s songwriter, front man, and founder, Chris Carrabba. All The Truth That I Can Tell stands among Carrabba’s finest – a strikingly potent musical look at himself through a rediscovered keyhole, both an achievement of vision and a vital burst of artistic clarity; less like reading someone’s diary and more like reading their eyes. All The Truth That I Can Tell is available exclusively on “Cold Night” transparent dark blue/green vinyl.
Lo Moon - A Modern Life - Strngr Recordings
Like pausing a VHS tape, music freezes the frenetic motion of daily existence. Even if just for an instant, it calms the feedback loop of routine, engages respite, and provides perspective. Siphoning guitar transmissions and a dynamic vocal push-and-pull through a lens of cinematic production, Lo Moon deftly balance expansive soundscapes and eloquent songcraft. The Los Angeles based quartet—Matt Lowell, Crisanta Baker, Sam Stewart and Sterling Laws - ultimately use music to make sense of each day on their sophomore offering, A Modern Life [Strngr Recordings/Thirty Tigers].
Scorpions - Rock Believer - Spinefarm
Legendary rockers Scorpions return with their new album, Rock Believer, which was created in the studio during the lockdown in their home base Hannover. “The album was written and recorded in the style of the classic Scorpions DNA with core Schenker/Meine compositions. We really went back to the essence of what defined us in the first place,” says front-man Klaus Meine. He goes on to explain how the new songs came to have such incredible, fresh energy and fervor: “We recorded the album as a band, live, in one room, like we did back in the Eighties. We can’t wait to get started and finally play for our fans again.” The sound of the new album has massive energy, delivers a real adrenaline rush and shows uncompromising quality.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Sturgill Simpson - The Ballad of Dood and Juanita [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Natural LP]
Sixx: A.M. - Hits [Limited Edition Translucent Red with Black Smoke LP]
Robert Glasper - Black Radio III [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Chartreuse 2LP]
Johnny Marr - Fever Dreams Pt. 1-4 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Turquoise 2LP]
Superchunk - Wild Loneliness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP]
Beth Hart - A Tribute To Led Zeppelin
Early Eyes - Look Alive!
Dorothy - What's Coming To Me/Rest In Peace [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
Avril Lavigne - Love Sux
Puscifer - Existential Reckoning: Live at Arcosanti [Limited Edition Black & Gold Swirl 2LP]
Various Artists - Pokémon 25: The Album [Yellow LP]
Goblin - Zombi [RSD Essential Indie Colorway White LP]
Goblin - Suspira [RSD Essential White LP]
Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly [RSD Essential White LP]
The Moldy Peaches - Origin Story: 1994-1999 [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Transparent Electric Blue LP]
Swamp Dogg - I Need A Job...So I Can Buy More Auto-Tune
Movements - Live At Studio 4 [Marble Mint 2 LP]
Corrosion Of Conformity - Deliverance [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tangerine 2LP]
Starset - Horizons [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red Marble LP]
Pixies - Live In Brixton [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red, Orange, Green and Blue Clear Splatter 8LP Box Set]
John Carpenter - Halloween OST [RSD Essential Orange & Yellow Galaxy LP]
The Ghost Inside - Rise From The Ashes: Live At The Shrine [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange 2LP]
Movements - Outgrown Things EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Beer Vinyl]
Sasami - Squeeze [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
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