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New Release Round-Up 04-28-15

New Releases - 28-Apr-2015 


BLUR - The Magic Whip - Parlophone
The new album from Blur, titled The Magic Whip, started life in Hong Kong when the band had an unexpected break in touring in May 2013. It is released by Parlophone Records this week - 16 years since 13, the band's last record as a four-piece. The recordings for the band's eighth studio album began in Spring 2013 at Avon Studios in Kowloon. Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree spent 5 days jamming together and carried on with their live dates while the recordings were put aside and the group finished touring and returned to their respective lives. 

ERIC CLAPTON - Forever Man - Reprise
Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton releases a brand-new ‘Best Of' compilation, entitled Forever Man, via Reprise Records. Featuring 33 tracks over two CDs, Forever Man spans three decades of Clapton's Reprise Records years and features classic studio tracks and a Blues-themed disc. a 3 CD version is also available which features an extra Blues-themed disc.  

MG - MG - Mute U.S.
MG is a new instrumental album from Martin Gore. As one of the founding members of Depeche Mode, his work now spans over three decades with combined sales of over 100 million records worldwide. MG sees Martin returning to his solo career for the first time since 2003’s Counterfeit2. However, in reality, it should be seen as a continuation following on from Martin’s collaboration with fellow Depeche Mode founder (and founding Erasure member) Vince Clarke on VCMG’s critically acclaimed SSSS (released in 2012). The new album, MG, sees Martin Gore further develop his love, passion and respect for electronic music. In a recent interview, Martin described the creation of the album : “I wanted to keep the music very electronic, very filmic and give it an almost sci-fi like quality”.

Mew - + -

Mew - + -MEW - + - - PIAS America
Danish indie-prog-rock/noisemeisters Mew, following a somewhat extended hiatus, release the long-awaited new album, the band's first in six years,  + - (as in "plus minus"). The album features the band's original line up - Jonas Bjerre (vocals), Bo Madsen (guitar), Johan Wohlert  (bass), and Silas  Utke Graae Jorgensen (drums). With this new release, Mew continues its penchant for enigmatic album titles. Their previous  outing in 2009, "No More  Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away//No More Stories,  The World is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash  Away," revelled in ambition. "+ - "  is available as a 10-track CD, deluxe double CD, and a double vinyl album
 Video Available

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The Weepies - Sirens

The Weepies - SirensTHE WEEPIES - Sirens - Nettwerk
Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music, five records over seven years. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.

Video Available

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs
Tyler, The Creator - Cherry Bomb
Millencolin - True Brew
Zac Brown Band - Jekyll + Hyde
Insane Clown Posse - The Marvelous Missing Link (Lost)
Tyler Farr - Suffer In Peace
Brian Jonestown Massacre - Musique De Film Imagine
Josh Groban - Stages
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo - 35th Anniversary Tour
Raekwon - Fly International Luxurious Art
Everclear - Black Is The New Black
George Fitzgerald - Fading Love
Michael Angelo - Michael Angelo
Braids - Deep In This Iris
Paul De Jong - If
Jesse Cook - One World
Jackson Scott - Sunshine Redux
Nai Harvest - Hairball
Sam Cohen - Cool It

& More .....

Ryan Adams - I Do Not Feel Like Being Good
Shit Robot - Where It's At (Feat. Reggie Watts)
Chris Stapleton - Tennessee Whisky
A Thousand Horses - Sunday Morning
Holychild - Money All Around
Helloween - Battle's Won



UPCOMING RELEASES

Best Coast - California Nights

Best Coast - California NightsBEST COAST - California Nights - Harvest
Best Coast - singer/songwriter/guitarist Bethany Cosentino and guitarist Bobb Bruno - will release their third full-length album, entitled California Nights, on Harvest Records on May 4th. California Nights - produced by Wally Gagel (Miley Cyrus, New Order, Muse), and recorded at WAX LTD in Hollywood, California - is a brighter, more sparkly, more sophisticated, more psychedelic Best Coast album across the board, embodying the rich lightness and stinging darkness of a California state of mind. 
 Video Available


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Shelby Lynne - I Can't Imagine

Shelby Lynne - I Can't ImagineSHELBY LYNNE - I Can't Imagine - Rounder
I Can't Imagine, Shelby Lynne's 13th full-length album and first for Rounder Records, is the most beautifully crafted and intensely affecting set of songs since her landmark I Am Shelby Lynne in 2000. It starts, as always, with that voice. Two parts Alabama sunshine; one part Memphis rainstorm, it's one of the most gorgeous sounding instruments in all of popular music.

Early Listen Available Video Available


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Gengahr - She's A Witch EP

Gengahr - She's A Witch EP [Vinyl]GENGAHR - She's A Witch EP - PIAS America
Gengahr's previous single, “Powder,” positioned them as one of the UK’s buzziest new bands, so expertly did its clanging psych-pop walk the line between Tame Impala’s sprawling soundscapes and Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s miniature suites. “She's A Witch,” the title track from the band’s new EP, operates in that same post-MGMT realm, but it’s got a dancey skip in its step to go along with the translucent guitar leads, groovy Modest Mouse bass gallops, and fluttering falsetto vocals. “Maybe she’ll sink,” they sing, “maybe she’ll fly.” This one soars.
 Video Available Video Available

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Chris Stapleton - Traveller

Chris Stapleton - TravellerCHRIS STAPLETON - Traveller - Mercury Nashville
Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A (with additional production at The Castle and Blackbird Studio), Traveller was produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell) and recorded by Vance Powell (Jack White). In addition to renditions of Dean Dillon and Linda Hargrove’s “Tennessee Whiskey” and Don Sampson’s “Was It 26,” the album features twelve original songs, including fan-favorite “Sometimes I Cry.” 
 Video Available Video Available

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

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BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 28 APR 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 28 APR 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES
As part of their Anniversary celebration, Blue Note will issue a series of vinyl reissues every month, one of which you’ll exclusively find first here at your Blue Note Authorized Dealer. 

STREET DATE APRIL 28

Horace Silver Quintet - Horace Silver Quintet [Blue Note Dealer Exclusive]

HORACE SILVER QUINTET Horace Silver Quintet

Recorded in 1954 for Blue Note, Horace Silver Quintet (10”) was originally released in March of 1955. This title will be reissued on 10” vinyl as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. 

Also out on April 28:

Cecil Taylor - Conquistador!
Joe Henderson - State Of The Tenor, Live At The Village Vanguard Vol.1
Horace Silver - The Cape Verdean Blues
Curtis Fuller - The Opener
McCoy Tyner - Time For Tyner
Herbie Hancock - The Prisoner

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New Release Round-Up 04-21-15

Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color 

Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color ALABAMA SHAKES - Sound & Color - ATO Records
 Alabama Shakes's Sound & Color is the follow-up to the band's Gold-certified debut album, Boys & Girls, which earned the group three GRAMMY  nominations, including a nod for Best New Artist. Sound & Color demonstrates the tremendous strides made by a group of musicians who had only  been playing together for a few months when they recorded their first album. From the searing single "Don't Wanna Fight" to the garage-rock freak-out  on “The Greatest” to the psychedelic space jam “Gemini,” Alabama Shakes build on the soulful blues-rock base and map a surprising, innovative new  direction.
 Video Available


FRANK SINATRA - Ultimate Sinatra - UME
The defining voice of the 20th century, Frank Sinatra enjoyed a legendary recording career that spanned six decades, beginning with his earliest session in 1939 and culminating with his last in 1993, for his world-renowned, multi-platinum Duets and Duets II albums. Ultimate Sinatra presents key recordings spanning the Chairman of the Board's recordings for Columbia, Capitol and Reprise, together for the first time. Ultimate Sinatra's single-disc CD brims with 25 stellar recordings representing a cross-section of Sinatra's unparalleled recording career. Also available is the Ultimate Sinatra: The Centennial Collection which is a 4CD set of 100 Songs Celebrating 100 Years. 

PASSION PIT - Kindred - Sony
Kindred, is the new album from Passion Pit. Kindred was written by Passion Pit creative force and frontman Michael Angelakos and recorded in New York City. The album was produced by Angelakos alongside longtime collaborators and co-producers Chris Zane and Alex Aldi, as well as Benny Blanco. Kindred follows Passion Pit's 2012 hit Gossamer, which found the band selling out Madison Square Garden, appearing on "Saturday Night Live" and a special "Live on Letterman" performance, and playing at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Governors Ball, Outside Lands and more.

DRAKE - If You're Reading This It's Too Late - Republic
Drake “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” debuted with no advertisement and scanned over 500,000 copies in 3 days. This physical release features two exclusive tracks “How About Now” and “My Side”. 

Great Lake Swimmers - A Forest Of Arms

Great Lake Swimmers - A Forest Of ArmsGREAT LAKE SWIMMERS - A Forest Of Arms - Nettwerk
A Forest Of Arms is the sixth album from Tony Dekker’s Great Lake Swimmers and the follow-up to their 2012 Juno Award and Polaris Music Prize nominated New Wild Everywhere. The album is a return to Dekker's naturalistic folk sound, as well as the process of recording in unique and unusual locations, which provided elements for some of their most dynamic songs ever recorded. Those familiar with past Great Lake Swimmers albums will recognize the thematic threads of beauty in the natural world, environmental issues and explorations of close personal ties that hold us together.

Video Available

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Delerium - Rarities & B-Sides

Delerium - Rarities & B-SidesDELERIUM - Rarities & B-Sides - Nettwerk
Rarities & B-Sides contains 3 new songs, including Glimmer featuring Emily Haines (of Metric), Aurora featuring rising star Rykka and Ray, featuring the iconic Delerium singer, Kristy Thirsk. Beyond this, all these songs have never been released digitally and include such gems as Stopwatch Heart featuring Emily Haines and the Daylight Edit, featuring Matthew Sweet. This collection highlights the rich history of Delerium, who trail blazed trance and anthemic dance with Silence in the 90s and is still going strong, as highlighted by this extraordinary collection of songs.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs
Built To Spill - Untethered Moon
They Might Be Giants - Glean
Yelawolf - Love Story
Turbo Fruits - No Control
Mana - Cama Incendiada
Miami Horror - All Possible Futures
Danko Jones - Fire Music
10 Years - From Birth To Burial
John Mayall & The Bluesmakers - Live in '67
Squarepusher - Damogen Furies
BoDeans - I Can't Stop
Zombi - The Zombi Anthology
Johnny Winter - Live From Japan
Apocalyptica - Shadowmaker
Ryan Adams - Live At Carnegie Hall
Joywave - How Do You Feel Now?
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock & Roll: 33 1/3 Anniversary Eddition


& More .....

Mavis Staples - Your Good Fortune EP
Idlehands - Floor Of Tradition
Allen Stone - Upside
Seoul - Stay With Us / The Line



UPCOMING RELEASES

Mew - + -

Mew - + - MEW - + - - PIAS America
 Danish indie-prog-rock/noisemeisters Mew, following a somewhat extended hiatus, announces its long-awaited new album, the band's first in six years,  + - (as in "plus minus"). The album features the band's original line up -  Jonas Bjerre (vocals), Bo Madsen (guitar), Johan Wohlert (bass), and Silas  Utke Graae Jorgensen (drums). With this new release, Mew continues its  penchant for enigmatic album titles. Their previous outing in 2009, "No More  Stories Are Told Today, I'm Sorry They Washed Away//No More Stories,  The World is Grey, I'm Tired, Let's Wash Away," revelled in ambition. " + - "  is available as a 10-track CD, deluxe double CD, and a double vinyl album
 Early Listen Available Video Available

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The Weepies - Sirens

The Weepies - SirensTHE WEEPIES - Sirens - Nettwerk
Singer-songwriters Deb Talan & Steve Tannen began writing together the night they met, and soon formed indie band The Weepies. On the strength of their simple yet insightful songwriting and distinctive harmonies, they quietly sold more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify, and 20 million views on YouTube. They married and had three children, rarely touring but continuing to release their music, five records over seven years. At 16 songs and almost an hour long, SIRENS shows a band at the height of its powers.

Video Available

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

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Record Store Day 2015

Record Store Day 2015

The Big Day you have all been waiting for is happening this Saturday (April 18th) and we know you are all as excited as we are.  As always, there are some great releases this year and if you have not already made your list and etched the artwork in your mind ready for the hunt, you can check out the full list of releases here on our site or of course you can check recordstoreday.com for more details.  Note: We have no guarantee over which releases we will have available and how many, but feel free to contact us to see if we have ordered any particular release.

Of course Record Store Day is not just about the releases, it is a day to celebrate Independent Record Stores and we hope that you will be joining us for the whole day as we will have lots of great celebrations going on.

See you all soon and good luck.

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BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 23 MAR 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 23 MAR 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES
As part of their Anniversary celebration, Blue Note will issue a series of vinyl reissues every month, one of which you’ll exclusively find first here at your Blue Note Authorized Dealer. 

STREET DATE MARCH 23

Jutta Hipp - New Faces – New Sounds From Germany (10-Inch Re-issue)

JUTTA HIPP New Faces - New Sounds From Germany

Recorded in Frankfurt, Germany, the Jutta Hipp Quintet’s New Faces – New Sounds From Germany was originally released in April of 1954. This title will be reissued on 10” vinyl on March 24, 2015 as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. 

Also out on March 23:

Freddie Hubbard - Blue Spirits  
Kurt Elling - Flirting With Twilight
Grachan Moncur III  - Evolution
Sonny Rollins - Volume 1
Wayne Shorter - Night Dreamer

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BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER

BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER

As a store who has a particular focus on Blue Note artists, we are very proud to announce that we have teamed up with Record Store Day and the legendary Blue Note Records to celebrate their 75th Anniversary year by signing on at the creation to become a BLUE NOTE AUTHORIZED DEALER.  Blue Note will be reissuing 100 titles from their legendary catalog over the course of the year, and as a Blue Note Authorized Dealer (BNAD), we will be the place to find those reissues, as well as a monthly EXCLUSIVE reissue, which you can find first, and for a limited time ONLY at Blue Note Authorized Dealers. Blue Note Records devotees and folks wanting to learn more about this celebrated label will want to seek out these special releases. 

The 75th Anniversary celebration is being personally guided by Blue Note Records President Don Was, and this big fan of record stores was also involved in the creation of BNADs:  

“It's impossible to overstate the beauty of the serotonin and dopamine rush that one experiences by browsing thru a REAL live Record Store! Speaking as a music fan, I'm so grateful to the independent retailers who've kept this tradition alive. The history of Blue Note is inextricably interwoven with these incredible stores... It's a great honor and a very natural progression for us to partner-up with them in this uber-cool Authorized Dealership program.”

Check out the list of Blue Note Authorized Dealer releases and the special Anniversary reissues HERE.

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