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New Release Round-Up 07-08-14

New Release Round-Up 07-08-14

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's long-rumored and highly anticipated, CSNY 1974 captures the band's one-of-a-kind harmonic alchemy during its remarkable outdoor stadium tour, a trek that spanned more than two months and included 31 concerts, in 24 cities, with combined audiences of over a million people. Produced by Graham Nash and Joel Bernstein, the 40th anniversary CD features 16 live tracks, electric and acoustic, selected from the band's boxed set. The release is also available as a Deluxe Package with 3CDs and a DVD and also as a Pure Audio Blu-ray version.

Australian pop singer-songwriter Sia releases her sixth full-length album, 1000 Forms Of Fear and it seems destined that this will be the album that will rocket the singer out of relative obscurity to where she belongs at the forefront of the pop-music universe.  With her undeniably flawless songwriting skills this is probably Sia's finest body of work yet.

Among LA's newest bands is French Style Furs, made up of Cold War Kids' Nathan Willett and Matt Maust, plus Nathan Warkentin from We Barbarians and this week they release their debut album Is Exotic Bait. Equal parts punk and funk the album blends multiple genres in an energetic and enticing manner which never loses steam and appears to be an album that can only result from a band that is clearly having fun while pushing itself. 


Jon Allen - Deep RiverJon Allen knows song-writing. The acclaimed singer-songwriter from England releases his highly anticipated new album, Deep River via OK! Good Records in the US and Canada. 'Deep River' sees Allen paying tribute to great tunes of the past; mixing catchy Sixties-inflected rock, soul, and country blues, while waxing lyrical about relationships, moving on, and finding oneself. You can preview the album here and also check out the amazing performance video for his single Night & Day.



Bright Light Bright Light - Life Is EasyLife Is Easy builds on the success of Bright Light Bright Light's debut pop album championed by Billboard, Time Out, Sirius XM and Pet Shop Boys. Enlisting Elton John for a duet, Scissor Sisters' Del Marquis for guitar and vocals, and Iggy Azelia / Jessie J producers The Invisible Men for production, 'Life Is Easy' packs a pop punch to match major label offerings. The album is available for preview here and you can watch the video for the pop tastic lead single I Believe.





Plus there are other great, new releases including Goatwhore with Constricting Rage of the Merciless. This is their fourth studio outing with producer Erik Rutan at the helm, and to achieve an even more dark and powerful tone on this album, all drums, bass, and rhythm guitars were tracked to 2-inch tape! R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Leela James releases her fourth studio album Fall For You which features the title track single, a softhearted ballad produced by James herself and co-written with Rex Rideout (Ledisi, Babyface, Luther Vandross).  The Mastersons are now "poised to be one of Austin's breakout acts in 2014..." (Austin American Statesman) thanks to their sophomore album Good Luck CharmJudas Priest mark their 40th anniversary by offering up more classic metal with the release of Redeemer of Souls. Swedish 80's metal band Zone Zero finally get going with their album The Lost Legacy.  And in the early hours of New Years Day 2013, a radio astronomer at the Allen Telescope Array in northern California discovered a mysterious signal emanating from a star within the Ophiuchus Constellation. Contained within the signal was a Message--of human origin--foretelling the details of man's imminent demise. The Message was brought to The Starset Society, who quickly realized the importance of its immediate publication. Risking extreme danger, The Starset Society commissioned a group of musicians and scientists to assist them in spreading the knowledge to a broader audience. This group became known simply as STARSET.


Plus, IslanderThe HellMortalsDirty HeadsBraidOriginPinnick Gales PridgenPeter RowanCentro-MaticAnd You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead68Chelsea GrinSteven WilsonSteve HackettTed NugentDream Theater and Neil Diamond all have new albums today.


CURRENT SINGLES

There are also a couple of singles available, including Jenny Lewis with her Indie Exclusive CD single Just One Of The Guys which includes a $2 off coupon for her upcoming album The Voyager which is due at the end of this month. Also out this week with an Indie Exclusive CD single is Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers with American Dream Plan B which also contains a $2 off coupon for their forthcoming album Hypnotic Eye (out 07/29)

EARLY LISTEN AND PREVIEW

Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your BusinessLooking ahead to next week's chart, We are excited to present an Early Listen for Morrissey who is one of the few iconic musicians making radical, counter-cultural work, and Harvest Records is proud to release his latest album on July 15th, 2014. World Peace Is None Of Your Business explores the tragedy of human apathy in our turbulent, modern era. Morrissey's career as a writer reaches new lyrical heights but maintains his signature humor, drama, and emotional longing. World Peace Is None Of Your Business was produced by Joe Chiccarelli at La Fabrique Studios in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. The album is available now for pre order and you can preview the tracks as well as watch the moving video for his spoken word track Earth Is The Loneliest Planet here.  Also in case you had not heard, there is a special Indie Exclusive 10" Vinyl Single out right now which contains exclusive tracks as well as a $2 off coupon for the album when it hits the shelves next week.


Jason Mraz - YesJason Mraz’s fifth studio release, YES! sees the San Diego-based troubadour teaming up with his longtime friends and collaborators, Raining Jane, for a purely acoustic and more intimate sound than heard on his previous releases. “YES!,” produced by Mraz along with Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, First Aid Kit, Rilo Kiley), was recorded in rural Omaha, Nebraska and inland Oceanside, California. While somewhat intimate and esoteric, “YES!” still remains a Mraz-like pop album and features classical instruments, cello, sitar and vintage guitars and sings about universal themes of love, faith, healing, environmental stewardship and inner peace. The album is available now for pre order and you can check out the beautiful video for his single Love Someone


Luluc - PasserbyPasserby is the second album by Australian/Brooklyn band Luluc; it is their first international release and their Sub Pop debut. Co-produced by the band and The National's Aaron Dessner, Passerby shows off all of Luluc's best qualities, retaining the gentle beauty of the duo's debut while adding textures built with a cadre of impressive players. Band influences like Simon and Garfunkel and Gillian Welch (and, of course, Nick Drake) can be felt throughout Passerby, while the poignant restraint aligns them well with label mates Low. The album is available now for pre order and you can preview the album here which includes their incredible first single Without A Face




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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New Release Round-Up 07-01-14

New Release Round-Up 07-01-14

Within weeks of the release of their acclaimed debut album Someday World, Brian Eno and Karl Hyde continue their collaboration as Eno.Hyde as they release their second full-length album, High Life.  Written and recorded across a series of recording sessions in April of 2014 (some of which were open to selected media from around the world), none of the music on High Life existed before Someday World was completed! The resulting record, at 6 tracks and 45 minutes, is the clearest expression yet of the 'Reichkuti' (Steve Reich meets Fela Kuti) direction that first brought the Eno Hyde collaboration into being.


Old Crow Medicine Show  - RemedyThe Americana bluegrass string band Old Crow Medicine Show continue to maintain their sound as heard on their previous albums while embracing new techniques and directions on their eighth effort Remedy. This release marks the follow up to 2012's Carry Me Back and includes the track "Sweet Amarillo" which, like previous recording and band signature tune "Wagon Wheel," is a reinterpretation of music by Bob Dylan. You can preview the album here and also check out the album trailer video which gives you a perfect taste of their incredible album.

Multi-platinum alternative rock trio Seether release their highly anticipated, sixth studio album Isolate And Medicate via The Bicycle Music Company/Concord Music Group. The band has again teamed with ace producer Brendan O'Brien (Springsteen, Pearl Jam) to deliver the most poignant, passionate, and powerful record of their career. Having racked up seventeen Top 5 multi-format hits including eleven #1 singles, Seether, Billboard's 2011 Active Rock Artist of the Year, is gearing up for another long, prolific run on the nation's airwaves.

Grammy nominated soul singer, musician and songwriter Robin Thicke returns with his brand new album. Written and produced entirely by Robin, Paula features the brand new hit single “Get Her Back” and is sure to set the charts alight once again this summer.

Plus there are other great, new releases including Canadian pop reggae act Magic! who release their major-label debut, Don't Kill the Magic. The album sees the band continuing their sound from the lead single "Rude" by fusing pop and reggae with a hint of indie rock. The Midnight Ramble Sessions, Volume 3 is the long awaited release from the late, great Levon Helm, collecting standout performances from the legendary Midnight Ramble concerts held at Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY. Jethro Tull release their beautifully packaged 2CD/2DVD case-bound book expanded edition of A Passion Play which includes the original album and earlier Château d'Hérouville Sessions both of which have been mixed to 5.1 surround sound and new stereo mixes by Steven Wilson. Trey Songz's sixth studio album Trigga serves as his most personal album to date. With his first single "Na Na" blazing up the chart with old school samples, he solidifies his placement as one of the best artists over the past ten years to blend the sounds of hip hop, R&B, and pop. Corrosion of Conformity once again excite their legion of fans, the trio presents their ninth studio album, simply titled IX.  And In 1988 New Jersey spent 4 straight weeks at No. 1 in the U.S. and spawned five Top 10 singles ('Bad Medicine;' 'Born To Be My Baby;' 'I'll Be There For You;' 'Living In Sin;' and 'Lay Your Hands On Me') - the only rock album in history with that many Top 10 hits. Bon Jovi originally envisioned the New Jersey project as a double-LP, using the working title Sons Of Beaches. But in the end, Mercury Records released the album as a 12-track single LP and the band renamed it simply New Jersey, in honor of their home state. With this Deluxe Edition, the New Jersey originally imagined by Bon Jovi can finally be shared with fans.


Plus, Every Time I DiePink FloydHedwig & The Angry InchEmerson, Lake & PalmerBob Marley & The WailersThe TheJayhawksThe Dead RabbitsKobra and The Lotus2776: A Levinson Bros & Rob Kutner PresentationCorb LundWreckless EricRaGreysRed Wanting BlueColt Ford and Muddy Waters all have new albums today.


CURRENT SINGLES

There are also a couple of singles available, including Ryan Adams' 7 inch vinyl which includes the track 'Gimme Something Good', the first track from Ryan's much-anticipated new album due later this year. The B side, 'Achin' For More' is a song exclusive to this piece of vinyl.  Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers release Forgotten Man, the latest single from their upcoming release Hypnotic Eye (out 07/29) Also, a new single from Tennis, which we can all get behind, "Never Work For Free".

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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David Gray MUTINEERS Available Today!

David Gray MUTINEERS Available Today!

The 10th studio album by David Gray, Mutineers, has hit the shelves today. The single off the album, "Back in the World," has been welcomed with great reception. As we're sure you know, each month we feature tons of artists in our listening posts, you can hang back and listen to some of the newest releases before purchasing. Gray's new album is available for your listening pleasure! See you soon! 

 
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Upcoming Fun Events @ Schoolkids!!

Hey everyone,

First and foremost, we want to thank ALL of you for once again voting for Schoolkids as the Best in the Triangle for 2014!! We are very humbled and honored to win this award and its you, our friends and customers that make that happen!!

We have a lot of amazing events coming up at Schoolkids in the next couple of weeks and we wanted you to know about them! As there is pretty much something here for everyone to enjoy.

First, we are huge World Cup Soccer fans here at the store, we prefer to call it Football to be honest but since its called Soccer here in our country, then so be it. But the World Cup starts today! Brazil v. Croatia, coverage starts at 3:30pm.  If you have not been in the store in the last month or two, you should know that we now have a fully functioning bar with six beers on tap (see beer list below) and a HD TV up in the corner of the bar and will be showing the games live, while enjoying some of our favorite beverages and surrounded by Vinyl. Beer, Vinyl and World Cup Soccer? That is heaven for us and we hope you agree and will come down and enjoy the festivities!! First game again is today and games will be every day for the next month.

Second, this coming Saturday we have a killer event, as we are very excited to partner up with The Universal Zulu Nation's Black Jedi Chapter for Vinyl Appreciation Day! It will be this Saturday, June 14th from 2pm-6pm. We will have local producers and DJ's spinning records and encourage everyone to bring Vinyl, needles, headphones, etc. Should be a blast! We want to make this an ongoing, regular event so come out and support, we will of course have beer but also refreshments and non-alcoholic treats as well.

Share the Facebook Event here!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1520957091466307/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular


Third, next weekend June 20th and 21st, we will be the proud host of Guitartown's 15th Anniversary! The lineup will be:

FRIDAY June 20th - Schoolkids Records
7 pm Adam Lane & Jeff Mullins 
8 pm Anthony Neff
9 pm Maldora 

SATURDAY June 21st - Schoolkids Records
1 pm Magnolia Collective <>  
2 pm Chip Robinson
(Solo)
3 pm Jeffro  (from Hank Sinatra)
4 pm Terry Anderson (Trio)
5 pm The Trousers 
6 pm Scott Phillips  (of Goner)
7 pm Michael Rank & Stag

SATURDAY June 21st - Pour House Music Hall

9 pm         Eddie Taylor (of Cousins)
10 pm       Mic Harrison & the High Score
11:15 pm The Backsliders 

Guitartown 15th Anniversary @ Schoolkids & The Pourhouse Facebook Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/748186638537321/

Guitartown on Yahoo Groups, Facebook  Twitter and No Depression

The show(s) at Schoolkids are FREE!!

For the Pourhouse show: ticket sales

To avoid convenience charges you can call the Pour House prior to June 21st to purchase tickets over the phone. The number is (919) 821-1120.


and believe it or not, that is not all! We have more events coming pretty much every Fri & Sat all through June and July including a blow-out on Sunday July 13th for Schoolkids' 40th Anniversary with Hank Sinatra, Six String Drag, Drivin' N' Cryin' and The Baseball Project! (Featuring Steve Wynn (Dream Sydicate), Scott McCaughey (Minus 5) and Mike Mills (R.E.M.)!! More details coming soon

See our schedule below on the calendar graphic:

thanks again for all of your support!!!

Schoolkids Records

xoxoxo

 
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Listening Post features Sharon Van Etten

Listening Post features Sharon Van Etten

     We have so many awesome titles in our Listening posts this month! Come by and listen to some of the hottest new releases in their entirety. One album we're super excired to feature is Sharon Van Etten's, Are We There, released last week, which we love! It's available on CD and Vinyl today! Come by, grab a cold one, and listen to some of the MANY titles we have on display.

 
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Announcing the Schoolkids Evening Sessions Lineup!

Announcing the Schoolkids Evening Sessions Lineup!

We are extremely excited to announce our confirmed schedule for the Schoolkids Evening Sessions!  Check it out! Also watch for Schoolkids 40th Anniversary coming in July! We will have a huge free show out in the parking lot of Mission Valley on Sunday July 13th with: Hank Sinatra, Six String Drag, drivin' n' cryin' and The Baseball Project!!! (Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate, Scott McCaughey of the Minus 5 and Mike Mills of R.E.M.!!) more details coming soon! the entire week will be a celebration

 
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Schoolkids Evening Sessions Kick-Off Party!

We are extremely proud to announce the kick-off of the Schoolkids Evening Sessions!  Our first act will be local rockers HANK SINATRA doing an intimate acoustic set this coming FRIDAY, MAY 16th at 7pm!!  Beers will be flowing and the room will be rockin, come on down and start your weekend off right at Schoolkids!

share the facebook event here! and come on out!

 
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Ray Lamontagne "Supernova" Available TODAY

Ray Lamontagne "Supernova" Available TODAY

The highly anticipated new Ray Lontagne album, "Supernova," is available on CD today and available on LP 5/6. We're incredibly excited for the new sound that Ray has picked up. There's definitley an upbeat, retro feel to his style, and we love it! Stop in and get your copy today! 

 
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Music Releases 07-08-14

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - CSNY 1974 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - CSNY 1974
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Long-rumored and highly anticipated, CSNY 1974 captures the band's one-of-a-kind harmonic alchemy during its remarkable outdoor stadium tour, a trek that spanned more than two months and included 31 concerts, in 24 cities, with combined audiences of over a million people. Produced by Graham Nash and Joel Bernstein, this 40th anniversary CD features 16 live tracks, electric and acoustic, selected from the band's boxed set.
Sia - 1000 Forms Of Fear Sia - 1000 Forms Of Fear
New CD: $9.96
Digital: $7.99
The first single from 1000 FORMS OF FEAR was written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin and produced by her longtime collaborator Greg Kurstin, along with Shatkin. The video for Sia's "Chandelier" has exploded on line with over 6.5 million views in it's first week, and stars an incredibly compelling dance performance by Maddie Zeigler (age 11) of the Lifetime Television show Dance Moms.
French Style Furs - Is Exotic Bait French Style Furs - Is Exotic Bait
New CD: $12.98
Digital: $9.99
French Style Furs ''Is Exotic Bait'' album came to fruition through a combination of fate, artistic vision and the spontaneity of three long-time friends. During frequent stops in NYC, Cold War Kids reunited with an LA compatriot from We Barbarians. One day during the sessions they passed a nearby Greenpoint storefront called French Style Furs. It was kismet. Maust and Warkentin began recording bass and drum tracks in the winter of 2013. Nathan Willett showed up with a large book of poems written by a 20th century monk. The collaboration that followed was uncharted territory; A recording project that began spontaneously to document a creative urgency.
Goatwhore - Constricting Rage of the Merciless Goatwhore - Constricting Rage of the Merciless
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Digital: $9.99
Constricting Rage of the Merciless was recorded with producer Erik Rutan at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, FL. This is Goatwhores fourth studio outing with Rutan at the helm, and to achieve an even more dark and powerful tone on this album, all drums, bass, and rhythm guitars were tracked to 2-inch tape!
Leela James - Fall For You Leela James - Fall For You
New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Digital: $9.99
R&B/Soul singer-songwriter Leela James' fourth studio album Fall For You which features the title track single, a softhearted ballad produced by James herself and co-written with Rex Rideout (Ledisi, Babyface, Luther Vandross). In the soft tune, Leela sings of vulnerable emotions when falling in love.
The Mastersons - Good Luck Charm The Mastersons - Good Luck Charm
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Digital: $9.99
The Mastersons are now "poised to be one of Austin's breakout acts in 2014..." (Austin American Statesman). the duo recorded their sophomore album Good Luck Charm with noted producer/engineer Jim Scott. The new collection raises the stakes with 11 emotionally precise songs that are firmly rooted in sometimes-harsh reality, yet which radiate faith and optimism.
Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls
New CD: $11.96
Digital: $10.99
There are only a select number of bands that have accomplished what Judas Priest has throughout their career (as well as having served as a stylistic influence on such a wide variety of bands). Soon the group - singer Rob Halford, guitarists Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner, bassist Ian Hill and drummer Scott Travis - will be offering up more classic Judas Priest metal with the release of 'Redeemer of Souls'
Jon Allen - Deep River Jon Allen - Deep River
New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Video
Jon Allen knows song-writing. The acclaimed singer-songwriter from England is set to release his highly anticipated new album, Deep River, on July 8th, 2014 via OK! Good Records in the US and Canada. 'Deep River' sees Allen paying tribute to great tunes of the past; mixing catchy Sixties-inflected rock, soul, and country blues, while waxing lyrical about relationships, moving on, and finding oneself.
Zone Zero - The Lost Legacy Zone Zero - The Lost Legacy
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
Shadow Kingdom Records is proud to introduce Zone Zero from Sweden. It would be a rare case if anyone were even aware of Zone Zero as they only put out 1 Single and a few demo tapes in the early 80's before disbanding.
Islander - Violence & Destruction Islander - Violence & Destruction
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Digital: $9.99
Starset - Transmissions Starset - Transmissions
New CD: $9.96
Digital: $9.99
In the early hours of New Years Day 2013, a radio astronomer at the Allen Telescope Array in northern California discovered a mysterious signal emanating from a star within the Ophiuchus Constellation. Contained within the signal was a Message--of human origin--foretelling the details of man's imminent demise. The Message was brought to The Starset Society, who quickly realized the importance of its immediate publication.
The Hell - Groovehammer The Hell - Groovehammer
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Digital: $9.99
Lauded as "the most exciting band of 2014" via Front Magazine, UK's THE HELL have been raising eyebrows and wrecking havoc in the hardcore scene with the release of their critically acclaimed and despised debut album "You're Listening to The Hell". Love them or hate them, THE HELL are here to stay as they've signed a worldwide deal with PROSTHETIC RECORDS to release their sophomore offering "Groovehammer".
Mortals - Cursed To See The Future Mortals - Cursed To See The Future
New CD: $12.98
Digital: $5.99
Dirty Heads - Sound Of Change Dirty Heads - Sound Of Change
New CD: $15.98   $14.98
Digital: $9.99
Bright Light Bright Light - Life Is Easy Bright Light Bright Light - Life Is Easy
New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Video
'Life Is Easy' builds on the success of Bright Light Bright Light's debut pop album championed by Billboard, Time Out, Sirius XM and Pet Shop Boys. Enlisting Elton John for a duet, Scissor Sisters' Del Marquis for guitar and vocals, and Iggy Azelia / Jessie J producers The Invisible Men for production, 'Life Is Easy' packs a pop punch to match major label offerings.
Braid - No Coast Braid - No Coast
New CD: $10.98
Digital: $9.99
This fourth studio album from the revered, seminal post-hardcore band is their first in fully 16 years and follows their 2011 EP, Closer to Closed. The album was heralded by a 2013 split single with Balance & Composure, which saw the band's trademark angular, emotional, yet melodic sound bolstered by powerful contemporary production.
Jenny Lewis - Just One Of The Guys [Indie Exclusive CD Single] Jenny Lewis - Just One Of The Guys [Indie Exclusive CD Single]
New CD: $2.00
Digital: $1.29
The first single taken from the upcoming album The Voyager. Includes $2 coupon for the album. PLEASE NOTE - Quantities are limited. In Store Purchase Only
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - American Dream Plan B [Indie Exclusive CD Single] Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - American Dream Plan B [Indie Exclusive CD Single]
New CD: $2.00
Indie Exclusive CD Single. Includes $2 coupon for Album PLEASE NOTE - Quantities are limited. In Store Purchase Only
Origin - Omnipresent Origin - Omnipresent
New CD: $12.98
Digital: $9.99
Pinnick Gales Pridgen - PGP 2 Pinnick Gales Pridgen - PGP 2
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
Digital: $9.99
Peter Rowan - Dharma Blues Peter Rowan - Dharma Blues
New CD: $16.98   $15.98
Digital: $9.99
Recorded in Sausalito, Los Angeles and New Orleans, Dharma Blues features twelve 2014 tracks, as well as guest appearances from Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna) and vocals from Gillian Welch with instrumentation ranging from banjo and pedal steel to harmonium and water drum. Rowan continues to evolve and create, and this is especially evident on Dharma Blues.
Ronnie James Dio - Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life [Vinyl] Ronnie James Dio - Ronnie James Dio - This Is Your Life [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $27.98
This Is Your Life is a tribute album created to raise funds for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, which features an all-star group of his friends and fans performing 13 of their favorite Ronnie James Dio tracks. The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund is a non-profit charitable fund dedicated to supporting cancer-prevention research, raising awareness and educating the public about the vital importance of early detection and prevention, and was co-founded by Dio s longtime manager and wife, Wendy Dio. 100% of the monies received from this album by the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund goes directly into cancer research.
Centro-Matic - Distance and Clime Centro-Matic - Distance and Clime
New CD: $13.99   $12.99
Digital: $8.99
On the strength of its single, "To Unleash the Horses Now," with its indie rock riffs and progression from rhythmic, folk-style narrative to squelching, fuzz-laden rant, Distance and Clime keeps up with Centro-Matic's succession of strong releases. Lines like "on the cusp of magnificence" and "no options left to lose" create a cyclical feel that winds down with a stubbornly grasped bit of distortion. The rest of the album isn't quite as radio-friendly, which isn't a bad thing. Centro-Matic holds on to its Texas-style alt-rock roots, but there are enough hooks here, and even a couple of velvety ballads, to keep new converts listening. ~ Travis Drageset, All Music Guide
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Live At Rockpalast 2009 ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Live At Rockpalast 2009
New CD: $16.99   $15.99
In February 2009, the groundbreaking American rock group ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead released their sixth LP, The Century of Self. Many observers considered that album's 13 songs to be the best work by this border-crossing formation since their breakthrough with Source Tags & Codes seven years earlier.
68 - In Humor & Sadness 68 - In Humor & Sadness
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Atlanta area duo '68 features guitarist and vocalist Josh Scogin, formerly of Norma Jean and The Chariot, and hometown friend Michael McClellan on drums. '68 recently released a limited edition 7" on No Sleep Records titled Midnight and have been out on the road supporting CHIODOS, and have no plans to slow down.
Chelsea Grin - Ashes To Ashes Chelsea Grin - Ashes To Ashes
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Digital: $9.99
Salt Lake City deathcore stalwarts Chelsea Grin are set to solidify their place in the metal world with the release of Ashes To Ashes this summer. This marks the band s third full-length album on Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie, and their first with former Born of Osiris guitar prodigy Jason Richardson.
Steven Wilson - Cover Version Steven Wilson - Cover Version
New CD: $16.98   $15.98
2014 collection of 6 cover versions plus 6 original songs, previously released as 7" singles between 2001-2010. Includes songs by ABBA, The Cure, Prince, Donovan, Momus & Alanis Morrissette.
Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall Steve Hackett - Genesis Revisited: Live At The Royal Albert Hall
New CD: $19.98   $18.98
Digital: $9.99
Ted Nugent - Shutup&Jam Ted Nugent - Shutup&Jam
New CD: $17.98   $16.98
Digital: $9.99
This is TED NUGENT'S first new studio album in 8 years and will have his legions of fans rejoicing! Recognized as the world's leading guitar showman, NUGENT'S no-holds-barred career spans five decades of multi-platinum hits. From the ground breaking Amboy Dukes' Journey to the Center of the Mind, to classics like Stranglehold and Cat Scratch Fever, Damn Yankees' chartbusters like Coming Of Age and High Enough, cult classic Fred Bear, and now Shut Up & Jam!
Neil Diamond - All-Time Greatest Hits Neil Diamond - All-Time Greatest Hits
New CD: $13.95   $12.95
The original studio recordings from America's quintessential singer-songwriter. 23 of Neil Diamond's best loved hits. Includes the rare solo version of 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers.'
Honeyblood - Honeyblood Honeyblood - Honeyblood
New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Recorded at legendary producer Peter Katis' Tarquin Studios (The National, Interpol) in just ten days last November, ''Honeyblood'' is an accomplished and delightfully fierce record. ''Peter was the perfect match for us,'' Stina said of the recording. ''He perfectly managed to capture our live performance in the studio. These songs represent good times for us.''
Dream Theater - The Studio Albums 1992-2011 [Box Set] Dream Theater - The Studio Albums 1992-2011 [Box Set]
New CD: $74.98
The Studio Albums 1992-2011 collects the first 10 studio albums from Dream Theater s groundbreaking two-decade-plus career, from 1992 s RIAA gold-certified classic debut, Images & Words to 2011 s GRAMMY Award-nominated milestone, A Dramatic Turn of Events.
Beth Orton - Central Reservation: Revisited Beth Orton - Central Reservation: Revisited
New CD: $24.99
Magma - Zuhn Wol Unsai: Live 1974 Magma - Zuhn Wol Unsai: Live 1974
New CD: $19.99
Whereever they perform - whether at the legendary hippie Burg Herzberg Festival or at the Leverkusener Jazztage in Germany at the end of the 90s, the Nancy Jazz Pulsations Festival in '76. Or the renowned Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival in New York- French cult ensemble MAGMA has always left their fans as well as the curious uninitiated"" stunned and in awe.
Mary Sarah - Bridges Mary Sarah - Bridges
New CD: $16.98   $15.98
Digital: $9.99
An extraordinary new voice in country music, 18-year-old Mary Sarah unites modern and traditional country styles with her stunning new album, Bridges! Features an awe-inspiring list of country music s brightest stars performing duets with Sarah, including Dolly Parton singing her superb hit Jolene, Willie Nelson crooning the all-time classic Crazy, the late Ray Price counting Heartaches By The Number, Merle Haggard trading vocals on The Fightin Side Of Me and a whole lot more!
Roxanna - Exotica Roxanna - Exotica
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Tom Braxton - The Next Chapter Tom Braxton - The Next Chapter
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The Next Chapter presents Braxton at his best from up-tempo grooves to reflective ballads. When listening to the record, it's easy to feel the love, joy, and positive energy. Tom is showcased on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, as well as flute and keyboards.
Rick Braun - Can You Feel It Rick Braun - Can You Feel It
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Magic Man - Before The Waves Magic Man - Before The Waves
New CD: $11.98
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Before The Waves is the debut album from Magic Man. It was produced by Alex Aldi (Passion Pit, Holy Ghost!), who also worked with the band on last year s You Are Here EP. Among the 11 tracks is their first single Paris, which Rolling Stone compares to the electric-meets-electronic sound of the Postal Service... The swirling layers of synths, which constantly rush behind Caplow's vaporous voice, give the whole track a hazy vibe. Paris spent two weeks in the #1 position on Sirius XM s Alt-18 Countdown as well.
Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business [10 Inch Vinyl Indie Exclusive] Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business [10 Inch Vinyl Indie Exclusive]
New 10" Vinyl: $2.00
Indie Exclusive 10" single which includes a $2 coupon for his full length album. PLEASE NOTE - Quantities are limited. In Store Purchase Only
Chicago - Now: Chicago XXXVI Chicago - Now: Chicago XXXVI
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NOW (Chicago XXXVI) is the band's first new album of original material since the release of XXX in 2006, and once again these icons offer their signature fiery, jazz-rooted brass arrangements over slick pop rock songs.
Richard Marx - Beautiful Goodbye Richard Marx - Beautiful Goodbye
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
2014 release, the first album of new studio material from the singer/songwriter in six years. Every track on the album incorporates an orchestral element, and the recording of the tracks was, according to Marx, "a thrill beyond anything I've done in the studio. And singing these songs brought out what I believe are the most effortless vocals of my recording career, so far." All the tracks on BEAUTIFUL GOODBYE were written and produced by Marx except "Getaway," co-written and produced with Walter Afanasieff; "Forgot To Remember" co-written with Vertical Horizon frontman and frequent Marx collaborator, Matt Scannell; "Turn Off The Night" co-written with multi-hit songwriter David Hodges, and the title track, co-written with Daisy Fuentes.
John Mellencamp - Performs Trouble No More Live at Town Hall John Mellencamp - Performs Trouble No More Live at Town Hall
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Released in June 2003, John Mellencamp's Trouble No More was received with universal critical acclaim and a No. 1 debut on Billboard's Blues chart. Featuring Mellencamp and his band's spirited take on 11 American folk and blues classics, including Robert Johnson's 'Stones In My Passway,' Son House's 'Death Letter,' Woody Guthrie's 'Johnny Hart,' Willie Dixon's 'Down In The Bottom,' Lucinda Williams' 'Lafayette,' and several others, the album was recorded and mixed in just 17 days, capturing the sessions' bounding energy.
Blackberry Smoke - Leave a Scar: Live in North Carolina Blackberry Smoke - Leave a Scar: Live in North Carolina
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Blackhawk - Brothers Of The Southland Blackhawk - Brothers Of The Southland
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BlackHawk exploded onto the country music landscape in 1993 with their self-titled album and Top 10 hit single Goodbye Says It All. Three more hit singles followed Every Once In A While, I Sure Can Smell The Rain and That s Just About Right, propelling the album to platinum status. BlackHawk maintained that pace in the years that followed, with 19 singles hitting Billboard s country chart, seven of which made the top 10.
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (Remastered 40th Anniversary Edition) Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky (Remastered 40th Anniversary Edition)
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To celebrate the 40th anniversary, Late For The Sky is remastered and re-released in eco-digipak for the first time on Inside Recordings.
Ministry - Last Tangle In Paris - Live 2012 DeFiBrilLaTouR Ministry - Last Tangle In Paris - Live 2012 DeFiBrilLaTouR
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Ministry s Last Tangle in Paris documents a time capsule in music history which will never be repeated. In addition to Live Ministry performances, it also embodies rare backstage footage and one-on-one interviews. Ministry founder and front man, Al Jourgensen has no intention to tour Ministry ever again, and thus this documentary is most certainly Jourgensen's last tangle in Paris.
Fred Hersch Trio - Floating Fred Hersch Trio - Floating
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Floating, the remarkable new album by the Fred Hersch Trio, brings the pianist back into forbidding territory. After a run of lightning-in-a-bottle live albums, he returned to the studio to document the ongoing evolution of his primary ensemble featuring bassist John Hbert and drummer Eric McPherson. Slated for release by Palmetto on July 8, 2014, the album captures the trio in exceptional form, playing with nonpareil rhythmic resourcefulness, ravishing lyricism, and telepathic interplay.
Maxi Priest - Easy To Love Maxi Priest - Easy To Love
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Maxi Priest is a respected name among music fans everywhere with chart topping hits and Pop/R&B flavored classics to his credit. Now, Maxi is back with his first new studio album in 5 years titled Easy To Love. The album is 12 new songs highlighting Maxi's earliest musical influences; roots and lover's rock reggae. The album features reggae music luminaries Sly & Robbie, Clive Hunt and Beres Hammond with a guest vocal on the R&B flavored Without A Woman
Rick Estrin & The Nightcats - You Asked For It...Live! Rick Estrin & The Nightcats - You Asked For It...Live!
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First-ever live release from one of the tightest, hardest-touring bands in American roots music. Harmonica player/singer/songwriter extraordinaire Estrin, former front man for Little Charlie & The Nightcats, leads the current Nightcats (guitar whiz Kid Andersen, multi-instrumentalist Lorenzo Farrell and singing drummer J. Hansen) through a treasure trove of his finest material.
Steve Earle - Live In Nashville 1995 Steve Earle - Live In Nashville 1995
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Live in Nashville 1995 is singer and songwriter Steve Earle's Nashville "comeback" concert, issued after completing rehab after a stay in a corrections facility. It was performed after the original Winter Harvest Productions issue of Train a Comin' (later picked up by Warner Bros.).
Wednesday 13 - Undead Unplugged Wednesday 13 - Undead Unplugged
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Undead Unplugged features acoustic versions of some of Wednesday 13's most popular songs. The cd features acoustic versions from The Frankenstein Drag Queens, Wednesday 13 and Murderdolls. A new twist on some of the fan favorites.
Coco Montoya - Songs From The Road Coco Montoya - Songs From The Road
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Live from Seattle s famous Triple Door, a classic Coco Montoya show! For the fans, needless to say, the star of the show was the man at the mic with the iconic upside-down electric guitar, streaking through a solid-gold set list of originals that left the crowd breathless. Coco has rarely sounded better!
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Movie Releases 07-08-14

The Raid [Movie] - The Raid 2 The Raid [Movie] - The Raid 2
New Blu-Ray: $35.99
Following immediately after the events of THE RAID, Rama (Iko Uwais) is forced to reinvent himself as an undercover cop in order to provide protection for his wife and child. Working for the anti-corruption taskforce led by the one person he can trust, Bunawar, he is given a mission to engage himself as an enforcer for a local mob boss, Bangun. Finding a way in through Bangun's son Uco, Rama must hunt for information linking Bangun with police force corruption. All the while, he harbors a dangerous and personal vendetta for revenge and justice that threatens to consume him - and bring both this mission and the organized crime syndicates crashing down.
Jodorowsky's Dune [Movie] - Jodorowsky's Dune Jodorowsky's Dune [Movie] - Jodorowsky's Dune
New Blu-Ray: $40.99
In 1975, director Alejandro Jodorowsky began work on his most ambitious project yet. Starring his own 12-year-old son alongside Orson Welles, Mick Jagger, David Carradine and Salvador Dal, featuring music by Pink Floyd and art by some of the most provocative talents of the era, including H.R. Giger and Jean Moebius Giraud, Jodorowskys adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel DUNE was poised to change cinema forever. Through interviews with legends and luminaries including H.R. Giger (artist, ALIEN), Gary Kurtz (producer, STAR WARS EPISODES IV ' V) and Nicolas Winding Refn (director, DRIVE), and an intimate and honest conversation with Jodorowsky, director Frank Pavichs film finally unearths the full saga of The Greatest Movie Never Made.
Bad Words [Movie] - Bad Words Bad Words [Movie] - Bad Words
New Blu-Ray: $34.98
Jason Bateman makes his feature directorial debut with the subversive comedy, Bad Words. Bateman stars as Guy Trilby, a 40-year-old who finds a loophole in the rules of The Golden Quill national spelling bee and decides to cause trouble by hijacking the competition. Contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders are no match for Guy, as he ruthlessly crushes their dreams of victory and fame. As a reporter (Kathryn Hahn) attempts to discover his true motivation, Guy finds himself forging an unlikely alliance with a competitor: awkward 10-year-old Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), who is completely unfazed by Guy's take-no-prisoners approach to life. Critics rave, Bad Words is "the funniest, smartest, most entertaining comedy in a long time!"
Who - Quadrophenia: 1973 Studio Album (Blu-ray Pure Audio) Who - Quadrophenia: 1973 Studio Album (Blu-ray Pure Audio)
New Blu-Ray: $29.98
The 5.1 remix of the original Quadrophenia (1973) will be released as a single-disc Blu-Ray Pure Audio for the first time ever in its entirety. Based around the story of Jimmy - double-album masterpiece Quadrophenia tells the tale of a young mod and his struggle to come of age in the mid-1960s. The project was intended to reflect the four characters of The Who and features some of Townshend's most inspired, personal song-writing - way ahead of its time in scope and purpose and is one of the most widely recognized albums of The Who's career because of its classic depiction of mod culture, its renowned imagery and the magnificent music and powerful performances. Newly envisioned by Roger Daltrey, the concert film combines archival footage of The Who and images of historical events that have rocked Jimmy's world over the past 40 years giving this magnum opus an enlightened modern twist.
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Live At Rockpalast 2009 ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Live At Rockpalast 2009
New DVD: $22.95
This musical release from the long standing concert series Rockpalast captures a live performance by the band And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead, recorded in 2013. Some of the tracks featured in the concert include "The Giants Causeway," "Bells of Creation," and more.
The Time Machine [Movie] - The Time Machine The Time Machine [Movie] - The Time Machine
New Blu-Ray: $19.98
In George Pal's version of the H.G. Wells classic, Rod Taylor stars as George, a young scientist fascinated with the concept of time travel. On December 31, 1899, George seats himself in his jerry-built time machine and thrusts himself forward into 1917. A dyed-in-the-wool pacifist, George is distressed to see that World War I is raging all about him. He moves past the 1920s and 1930s into the 1940s, only to be confronted by another, even more terrible war. Next he stops in 1966, just as London is destroyed in a nuclear explosion. Retreating to his Time Machine, George is sealed in his cellar by molten lava. By the time he and his machine manage to escape their tomb, the year is 802,701.
Nymphomanic [Movie] - Nymphomanic Vol 1 & Vol 2 Nymphomanic [Movie] - Nymphomanic Vol 1 & Vol 2
New Blu-Ray: $39.98
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgrd), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by newcomer Stacy Martin). VOLUME I also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier. NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME II continues with the story of the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and her adulthood, during which her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications. The film stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Stellan Skarsgrd, Stacy Martin and Shia LaBeouf.
Caught [Movie] - Caught Caught [Movie] - Caught
New Blu-Ray: $29.95
It doesn't take a nuclear scientist to figure out that Smith Ohrig, the character played by Robert Ryan in Caught, is a thinly disguised takeoff of Howard Hughes. But whereas Howard Hughes was merely paranoid and eccentric, Smith Ohrig is an all-out psycho.
Lake Placid [Movie] - Lake Placid [Collector's Edition] Lake Placid [Movie] - Lake Placid [Collector's Edition]
New Blu-Ray: $29.93
Bill Pullman (Independence Day, The Grudge), Bridget Fonda (Jackie Brown), Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges) and Oliver Platt (X-Men: First Class) share an appetite for sheer adventure when a tranquil New England lakefront erupts into an action-packed den of destruction in this monster of a hit!
Red River [Movie] - Red River [Criterion Collection] Red River [Movie] - Red River [Criterion Collection]
New DVD: $29.95
No matter what genre he worked in, Howard Hawks (His Girl Friday) played by his own rules, and never was this more evident than in his first western, the rowdy and whip-smart Red River. In it, John Wayne (Stagecoach) found one of his greatest roles as an embittered, tyrannical Texas rancher whose tensions with his independent-minded adopted son, played by Montgomery Clift (From Here to Eternity) in a breakout performance, reach epic proportions during a cattle drive to Missouri, which is based on a real-life late nineteenth-century expedition. Yet Hawks is less interested in historical accuracy than in tweaking the codes of masculinity that propel the myths of the American West. The unerringly macho Wayne and the neurotic, boyish Clift make for an improbably perfect pair, held aloft by a quick-witted, multilayered screenplay and Hawks's formidable direction.
Point Blank [Movie] - Point Blank Point Blank [Movie] - Point Blank
New Blu-Ray: $19.98
Based on Donald E. Westlake's novel The Hunter, John Boorman's gangster film hauntingly merges a generic revenge story with a European art cinema sensibility. In Alcatraz to divvy up the spoils from a robbery, thief Walker Lee Marvin is instead shot point blank by his double-crossing friend Mal Reese John Vernon and left to die while Reese takes off with Walker's wife Lynne Sharon Acker and his $93,000.