VINYL TUESDAY: CREATING MID-WEEK STORE EXCITEMENT WITH TUESDAY RELEASES.
IN RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 1st!
SOUL COUGHING - Ruby Vroom 2 x LP
SOUL COUGHING - Irresistible Bliss 2 x LP
SOUL COUGHING - El Oso 2 x LP
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BEACH HOUSE - Depression Cherry - Sub Pop
Beach House is Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. They have been a band for over a decade, living and working in Baltimore, MD. Depression Cherry is their 5th full-length record. This record follows the release of their self-titled album in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010 and Bloom in 2012. Depression Cherry was recorded at Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana from November ’14 through January ’15. This time period crossed the anniversaries of both John Lennon’s and Roy Orbison’s death. In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role.
YO LA TENGO - Stuff Like That There - Matador Records
Rare is the band that can cover themselves. Rarer is the band that would even think of it and rarer still is a band that would return to the conception and re-imagine its first breakthrough record. Someone may have read recently that old quote about how “in not knowing history one is doomed to repeat it.” There’s not another band that I know that is less doomed than Yo La Tengo. As stated previously, the album features covers from bands other than themselves: The Cure, Hank Williams, The Lovin’ Spoonful and more. Stuff Like That There, a 14 song collection of covers, originals and reworking(s) happens to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Yo La Tengo’s landmark 1990 album, Fakebook.
FOALS - What Went Down - Warner Bros
All of the truly transformative and era-defining albums have grappled with questions that are a world away from the bland bleatings of homogenized pop. Permanence and impermanence, life and death, solitude, vulnerability, intimacy, passion, rage, humanity - weighty issues that make demands of the people creating that music, and of all those who listen to it, too. What Went Down confronts these issues head-on.
THE PAPER KITES - Twelvefour - Nettwerk Records
Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites release their sophomore album, Twelvefour on Nettwerk Records. Produced by Phil Ek (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses), it is the follow up to the band’s debut album States. Written entirely between midnight and four in the morning, twelvefour is a concept record that explores the theory that an artist’s creative peak lays within these hours. The Paper Kites’ music has been featured on numerous television shows including ABC’s Forever and Grey’s Anatomy, as well as The CW’s Reign.
HERMITUDE - Dark Night Sweet Light - Nettwerk Records
The Australian duo Hermitude have become genre trendsetters. 2012’s HyperParadise went platinum in Australia, and the group received Australia’s Music Prize—which identities the “Most Outstanding Creative Australian Album of the Year.” 2015 sees them make a veritable splash stateside at festivals including Lollapalooza, Governor’s Ball, SXSW, Lighting In A Bottle, and more. Most importantly, their fifth full-length album, Dark Night Sweet Light debuted at #1 on Australia’s ARIA album chart. Dark Night Sweet Light is a proper introduction to a worldwide audience.
MAD SEASON - Live At The Moore [Vinyl] - Sony Legacy
Originally released on Columbia as a home video on August 29, 1995, Mad Season: Live At The Moore will be available in a collectible 2LP 12" gatefold package with new liner notes penned by Mad Season drummer Barrett Martin especially for this 20th anniversary edition. The 2LP edition of Mad Season: Live at The Moore features live versions of "River Of Deceit," "Wake Up," a blistering cover of John Lennon's "I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier" and more.
ATLAS GENIUS - Inanimate Objects - Warner Bros
Warner Brothers Records release Inanimate Objects, the new album from Atlas Genius. The album features the euphoric first single "Molecules."
FAMILY OF THE YEAR - Family Of The Year - Nettwerk Records
On September 4, Family Of The Year will release the highly anticipated self-titled studio album via Nettwerk Records. Recorded in Berlin and back home in Los Angeles, the alt-rock foursome delivers an exciting musical progression with a more electric sound than previous releases. Taking on new subject matters, the band’s assorted instrumentation and lyrical arc are emblematic of the last three years on the road and finding success here and abroad.
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.