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New Release Round-Up 02-24-15

Devo - Hardcore Live 

Devo - Hardcore LiveDEVO - HARDCORE LIVE! - MVD Audio
Devo
 captured live in Oakland, performing early experimental tracks. No matter how messy, beginnings are exciting. Especially when what happens next endures the test of time. For Devo the beginning happened in the basements and garages of Akron, Ohio. The songs they wrote were raw and unfiltered with no commercial intent. They called it Hardcore Devo. Performing 21 oddities, intercut with poignant stories told by Mark, Jerry and Bob 1, this program is a tribute to the departed Bob ""Bob 2"" Casale. The release is available on CDVinylBlu-ray & DVD.

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LED ZEPPELIN - PHYSICAL GRAFFITI: REMASTERED DELUXE EDITION - Atlantic
Certified 16x platinum in the U.S., the commercial success of Physical Graffiti was equaled by its critical reception. Generally regarded as one of the greatest double albums of all time, the original 15 tracks represent a creative tour de force that explores the band’s dynamic musical range, from the driving rock of “Custard Pie” and acoustic arrangement of “Bron-Y-Aur Stomp” to the Eastern raga of “Kashmir” and funky groove of “Trampled Under Foot.” The Remastered Packages include Original Remastered 2CDDeluxe Edition 3CDOriginal Remastered VinylDeluxe Edition Vinyl & Super Deluxe Edition Box Set.     

KID ROCK - FIRST KISS - Warner Bros.
Following the success of 2012’s “Rebel Soul” and the accompanying “$20 Best Night Ever Tour,” Kid Rock wasted no time getting back to work in the studio. The massive touring on the last album cycle allowed Kid Rock to play in front of over 550,000 people in one summer, and left him energized to write and record new material without taking much of a break. First Kiss signals the continued evolution of one of music’s most versatile performers. 

BADBADNOTGOOD & GHOSTFACE KILLAH - SOUR SOUL - Lex Records
Sour Soul is the collaborative album from Toronto jazz/hip-hop band Badbadnotgood and Staten Island rap champ Ghostface Killah. Inspired by 1960s and 70s music - taking inspiration from the recording techniques and production of that era, and eschewing sampling in favour of live instrumentation, BBNG with producer Frank Dukes have created a dramatic, cinematic musical staging for Ghostface’s vivid storytelling. Sour Soul also features guest spots from MF DOOM, Elzhi (Slum Village / J Dilla), Danny Brown and prodigal new rapper Tree (Project mayhem). 

Fashawn - The Ecology

FASHAWN - THE ECOLOGY - Mass Appeal Records
Fashawn - The EcologyWest coast rapper Fashawn is set to release his long-awaited sophomore album, The Ecology. Fashawn’s distinctive talent captured the attention of Nas, who brought him out during a sold-out showcase at SXSW 2014. This album, executive produced by Nas, will not only showcase his raw lyricism but also highlight his versatility as a songwriter. 
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Wind In Sails - Morning Light

Wind In Sails - Morning LightWIND IN SAILS - MORNING LIGHT - Equal Vision Records
Wind In Sails
 is the solo project moniker of Newport, RI’s Evan Pharmakis. After parting ways with Vanna in 2012, Pharmakis began working on his folk-tinged acoustic guitar ballads that are the heart and soul of Wind In Sails. The new album Morning Light brings to mind Passenger, Good Old War, and Butch Walker. 
Video Available

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Like A Storm - Awaken The Fire

LIKE A STORM - AWAKEN THE FIRE - Century Media
Like A Storm - Awaken The FireKnown as one of the hardest working bands out there, Like A Storm fought hard to be heard. The New Zealand brothers came to the United States knowing no one, and built a diehard and devoted fan-base by tirelessly touring to promote their debut album, The End of the Beginning with top acts such as Alter Bridge, Shinedown & Creed. In the midst of that whirlwind, the road served as the foundation for their forthcoming sophomore set, and first album for Another Century Records, Awaken the Fire.  
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The Agonist - Eye Of Providence

The Agonist - Eye Of ProvidenceTHE AGONIST - EYE OF PROVIDENCE - Century Media
Over the course of three full-lengths, The Agonist have proved they’re no “flavor of the week”. Through great songs, hard work, and an ardent fanbase, the Montreal-based five-piece quickly established themselves as torchbearers of a new generation of Canadian metal. Throughout the last decade, The Agonist spread their respective wings wide, touring with an array of notable artists, including Danzig, Kamelot, Corrosion Of Conformity, Enslaved, Kittie and Epica. 
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Ensiferum - One Man Army

ENSIFERUM - ONE MAN ARMY - Metal Blade
Ensiferum - One Man ArmyEnsiferum's "One Man Army", the primarily analog-recorded long player, was tracked between September and November of 2014 with award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland and boasts eleven heroic victory psalms. Commended by Outburn Magazine for songs that are consistently "epic" in scope with a "reliance on catchy melodies," Ensiferum's crushing "One Man Army" serves as the follow-up to 2012's critically-lauded "Unsung Heroes" full-length and comes shrouded in the stunningly detailed, mythological cover craftings of renowned illustrator Gyula Havancsák (Annihilator, Tyr, Elvenking, Stratovarius etc). 

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES
Torche - Restarter
Camper Van Beethoven - New Roman Times
Iron & Wine - Archive Series Volume No.1
Rob Zombie - Spookshow International Live
Taking Back Sunday - Hapiness Is: The Complete Recordings
Falling In Reverse - Just Like You
Chris Brown & Tyga - Fan Of A Fan: The Album
Melanie De Biasio - No Deal: Remixed By Giles Peterson
THEESatitisfaction - Earthee
Emile Haynie - We Fall
Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise
Mahalia Barnes - Ooh Yea! The Betty Davis Songbook
Hot Sugar - Gods Hand
The Airborne Toxic Event - Dope Machines
Uriah Heep - Live At Koko
Alien Ant Farm - Always and Forever
JJ Grey & Mofro - Ol' Glory


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Cheatahs - Sunne EP
David Bowie - Young Americans: 40th Anniversary



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 24 FEB 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 24 FEB 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 FEBRUARY 24

Elmo Hope Quintet, Volume 2 (10-Inch Re-issue)

ELMO HOPE QUINTET, VOLUME 2

Originally released in June of 1954, The Elmo Hope Quintet’s Volume 2 will be reissued on 10” vinyl on February 24, 2015. Part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases, Volume 2 features Elmo Hope on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Volume 2 is comprised of six, hard bop tracks. 

Also out on February 24:

Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time  
Don Cherry - Complete Communion
Robert Glasper  - Double Booked
Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Volume 2

 
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New Release Round-Up 02-17-15

Bob Marley - Easy Skanking in Boston 78 

Bob Marley - Easy Skanking in Boston 78

BOB MARLEY - EASY SKANKING IN BOSTON '78 [w/Blu-Ray] - Island
Classic unreleased Live Audio and Video.  Includes over an hour of music, featuring some of Bob Marley's biggest hits: I Shot The Sherriff, Jammin' and Get Up/StandUp.  Video includes newly animated segments by cutting edge animators. Kicks off year-long 70th Birthday Celebration. Available on CDCD w/Blu-ray & CD w/DVD.

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IMAGINE DRAGONS - SMOKE + MIRRORS - Interscope
On Smoke + MirrorsImagine Dragons use the frenetic energy of life on the road to infuse their music with both raw tension and intense vulnerability. As on their double-platinum full-length debut Night Visions, the band works with sharply crafted beats and grooves to dream up rhythm-driven rock music that's artful yet visceral.  

JOSE GONZALEZ - VESTIGES & CLAWS - Mute U.S.
Brand new, long awaited album from José GonzálezVestiges & Claws. This is the first album in 7 years for José González - his sophomore album, In Our Nature, which was released in 2007 was met with much critical acclaim. Since then, José González recorded and released albums with his other musical incarnation, Junip a duo made up of González and Tobias Winterkorn. Most recently, González teamed up with Ryan Adams to create a track for Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" released last year. 

STEVE EARLE & THE DUKES - TERRAPLANE - New West Records
Terraplane takes its title from the 1930s Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit model, which also inspired the Robert Johnson song “Terraplane Blues.” It is Earle’s 16th studio album since the release of his highly influential 1986 debut Guitar Town. As its title suggests, the album is very much a blues record, a third of which was written while Earle toured Europe alone for five weeks with just a guitar, a mandolin and a backpack. Earle, who was raised outside of San Antonio before migrating to Houston, offers about Texas blues, “There was Fort Worth where the model was Freddie King, and there was the Houston scene which was dominated by Lightnin’ Hopkins. Two very different styles.” He saw both of these giants, and was also exposed to Johnny Winter, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Billy Gibbons, all of which make their influence heard here within Earle’s masterful storytelling. 

Texas - Texas 25

TEXAS - TEXAS 25 - PIAS America
Texas - Texas 25TEXAS celebrate their 25th Anniversary in style with the release of their latest album Texas 25 which celebrates the very best of the multi-platinum, Ivor Novello Award winning band. Texas 25 contains four brand new songs and highlights from the band's greatest hits completely re-recorded and re-worked for 2015 with acclaimed NYC soul outfit Truth & Soul (Amy Winehouse, Adele). 
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36 Crazyfists - Time And Trauma

36 Crazyfists - Time And Trauma36 CRAZYFISTS - TIME AND TRAUMA - Spinefarm
Like a once frozen phoenix blazing through ten miles of suffocating ice, 36 Crazyfists arises in triumph. They are in the throes of career resurgence, a type of rebirth that can only be conceived in the fieriest of trials. This is one of the most important bands of the New Wave Of American Metal, keepers of a flame that might otherwise be extinguished. And they charge into 2015 holding that torch proudly aloft. 
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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES
The Mavericks - Mono
Carl Barat & The Jackals - Let It Reign
Glen Campbell - I'll Be Me [Soundtrack]
Mourn - Mourn
Ibeyi - Ibeyi
Roebuck Pops Staples - Don't loose This
Fifty Shades Of Grey [Score]
Kate Pierson - Guitars & Microphones
The Juliana Hatfield Three - Whatever, My Love
Dave Alvin - Live In Long Beach 1997
Elle King - Love Stuff
Raheem Devaughn - Love Sex Passion
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Vinyl Reissues
Letts - Hold Fast
The Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band - So Delicious
A Place To Bury Strangers - Transfixiation

& More .....

Olivia Jean - Merry Widow
Liz Longley - Memphis
Evil Invaders - Pulses Of Pleasure
Xavier Rudd - Come People - Single




UPCOMING RELEASES

Devo - Hardcore Live

Devo - Hardcore LiveDEVO - HARDCORE LIVE! - MVD Audio
Devo
 captured live in Oakland, performing early experimental tracks. No matter how messy, beginnings are exciting. Especially when what happens next endures the test of time. For Devo the beginning happened in the basements and garages of Akron, Ohio. The songs they wrote were raw and unfiltered with no commercial intent. They called it Hardcore Devo. Performing 21 oddities, intercut with poignant stories told by Mark, Jerry and Bob 1, this program is a tribute to the departed Bob ""Bob 2"" Casale. The release is available on CD, Vinyl, Blu-ray & DVD.

Early Listen Available Video Available

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Fashawn - The Ecology

FASHAWN - THE ECOLOGY - Mass Appeal Records
Fashawn - The EcologyWest coast rapper Fashawn is set to release his long-awaited sophomore album, The Ecology. Fashawn’s distinctive talent captured the attention of Nas, who brought him out during a sold-out showcase at SXSW 2014. This album, executive produced by Nas, will not only showcase his raw lyricism but also highlight his versatility as a songwriter. 
Early Listen Available Video Available

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Wind In Sails - Morning Light

Wind In Sails - Morning LightWIND IN SAILS - MORNING LIGHT - Equal Vision Records
Wind In Sails
 is the solo project moniker of Newport, RI’s Evan Pharmakis. After parting ways with Vanna in 2012, Pharmakis began working on his folk-tinged acoustic guitar ballads that are the heart and soul of Wind In Sails. The new album Morning Light brings to mind Passenger, Good Old War, and Butch Walker. 
Early Listen Available Video Available

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Like A Storm - Awaken The Fire

LIKE A STORM - AWAKEN THE FIRE - Century Media
Like A Storm - Awaken The FireKnown as one of the hardest working bands out there, Like A Storm fought hard to be heard. The New Zealand brothers came to the United States knowing no one, and built a diehard and devoted fan-base by tirelessly touring to promote their debut album, The End of the Beginning with top acts such as Alter Bridge, Shinedown & Creed. In the midst of that whirlwind, the road served as the foundation for their forthcoming sophomore set, and first album for Another Century Records, Awaken the Fire.  
Early Listen Available Video Available

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The Agonist - Eye Of Providence

The Agonist - Eye Of ProvidenceTHE AGONIST - EYE OF PROVIDENCE - Century Media
Over the course of three full-lengths, The Agonist have proved they’re no “flavor of the week”. Through great songs, hard work, and an ardent fanbase, the Montreal-based five-piece quickly established themselves as torchbearers of a new generation of Canadian metal. Throughout the last decade, The Agonist spread their respective wings wide, touring with an array of notable artists, including Danzig, Kamelot, Corrosion Of Conformity, Enslaved, Kittie and Epica. 
Early Listen Available Video Available

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Ensiferum - One Man Army

ENSIFERUM - ONE MAN ARMY - Metal Blade
Ensiferum - One Man ArmyEnsiferum's "One Man Army", the primarily analog-recorded long player, was tracked between September and November of 2014 with award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland and boasts eleven heroic victory psalms. Commended by Outburn Magazine for songs that are consistently "epic" in scope with a "reliance on catchy melodies," Ensiferum's crushing "One Man Army" serves as the follow-up to 2012's critically-lauded "Unsung Heroes" full-length and comes shrouded in the stunningly detailed, mythological cover craftings of renowned illustrator Gyula Havancsák (Annihilator, Tyr, Elvenking, Stratovarius etc). 

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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Celebrating the 70th Birthday of Bob Marley

Bob Marley - 70th Birthday Celebration


With a legendary and ever-lengthening list of accomplishments attributable to both his life and music, Bob Marley advocated for social change while simultaneously allowing listeners to forget their troubles and dance.


Bob Marley would have turned 70 this Month, so the reggae singer's family is marking the milestone with a year-long celebration of his music and legacy. 

For the first time, the Marleys are granting Universal Music Group access to its extensive and private vaults of previously unreleased music to make for stocked reissues, video releases and new live albums. 

Kicking off the celebration, Universal will be releasing Easy Skanking in Boston '78 on February 17. The c
lassic unreleased Live Audio and Video spectacle (available on CDCD w/Blu-ray & CD w/DVD) includes over an hour of music, featuring some of Bob Marley's biggest hits: I Shot The Sherriff, Jammin' and Get Up/StandUp. 

Since only one camera filmed the action (the cinematographer was forced to change rolls during the performance), the gaps on the visual side have been filled with new cutting edge animation created and directed by S77 and Matt Reed, who have worked on music videos for artists like Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cee Lo Green. 

Universal intends to announce more new Marley collections and deluxe editions of some of his most enduring LPs, featuring unreleased bonus material, throughout 2015 and you can check out some of the key moments from his amazing catalogue right here.

 
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Schoolkids Turns 40! RIP Tommy Ramone

RIP Tommy Ramone

We are very saddened at Schoolkids to hear of the passing of the last Ramone, Tommy Ramone, today at the age of 62.  Words cannot describe what the Ramones music has meant to us and we know we are not alone.  With tomorrow's 40th Anniversary show at The Lincoln Theatre, I am sure we will have some special tributes going, if that's not enough incentive to come see a free/all ages show, I don't know what is.  We hope to see all of you tomorrow and thanks for all of your support for 40 years!  


R.I.P. Tommy. Now let's go rock. Doors open tomorrow at 4pm!!! 

Ladies & Gentlemen, we are very proud to announce SCHOOLKIDS 40th ANNIVERSARY SHOWTOMORROW!!! Sunday, July 13th at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh.

We wanted to make this fun for everyone therefore this show is FREE and ALL AGES!! Doors open at 4pm! and we will be entertained by the talents of: The Debonzo Brothers, Hank Sinatra, Six String Drag, The Baseball Project (featuring Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate and Scott McCaughey and Mike Mills of R.E.M) and closing out the night will be Drivin' N' Cryin'!!! 

Please help us spread the word! Thank you to Sweetwater IPA for helping us make this event happen! and to Deep South Entertainment and The Lincoln Theatre for their continued work, loyalty and support. Here is the facebook event, more info coming soon!

FACEBOOK EVENT

SWEETWATER "WATER KEEPER BREW"

LINCOLN THEATRE

 
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Music Releases 03-03-15

Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's Daughter Brandi Carlile - The Firewatcher's Daughter
New CD: $11.98
Brandi Carlile s fifth studio album, The Firewatcher s Daughter, is set for release on March 3rd, 2015. The new release is Carlile s first album on ATO Records. It is the follow-up to Bear Creek, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart in 2012.
Of Montreal - Aureate Gloom Of Montreal - Aureate Gloom
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
A golden despondency is how Kevin Barnes translates the meaning behind Aureate Gloom, the title he gave of Montreals thirteenth full-length album. The oxymoron is one Barnes says best describes the overall state of his life and mental outlook while working on the record penning lyrics so personal they sound like entries ripped from a journal that should be permanently kept under lock and key.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Chasing Yesterday
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
The second full-length solo release was self-produced by the former Oasis singer/guitarist and features a guest appearance from Johnny Marr.
Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase.
New CD: $16.98   $15.98
The fourth solo album from prolific songwriter, four-time Grammy-nominated artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Steven Wilson. Hand. Cannot Erase. is a dynamic 11-song conceptual set, bringing together diverse aspects of his expansive sonic history. Recorded in September 2014 at AIR Studios London, Hand. Cannot. Erase. features the guitar-driven power, infectious melodies, and progressive sensibility of Wilson s sprawling body of work.
Tuxedo - Tuxedo Tuxedo - Tuxedo
New CD: $12.98
Tuxedo is the Grammy nominated duo of Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One, combining their powers for an epic album of boogie funk, a true descendant of the one- word moniker family of funk, where you will find groups such as Chic, Shalamar, Plush & Zapp!
Young Buffalo - House Young Buffalo - House
New CD: $9.98
Power pop is an infamously tricky genre to master, and music is littered with bands who were either too slick or too cornball to really conjure up golden harmonies worthy of Weezer, Teenage Fanclub or Cheap Trick. Praise be, then, for Mississippi five-piece Young Buffalo, whose debut album House stands tall next to those forefathers. Genre classifications aside, the supremely infectious House is simply one of the first great albums of 2015 in any field.
Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece
New CD: $11.96
Piece By Piece is Clarkson's first album in over three years, although the former American Idol champ has been busy in the interim: 2012 brought a best-of compilation, Greatest Hits - Chapter One, while the following year included the release of Clarkson's first holiday album, Wrapped In Red. Clarkson also became a mom since her last official album, giving birth to River Rose last June.
G-UNIT - The Beast Is G Unit EP G-UNIT - The Beast Is G Unit EP
New CD: $5.98
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, marks the release of one of the most eagerly awaited EP s of 2015, 'The Beast Is G-Unit,' from hip-hop group, G-Unit. 'The Beast Is G-Unit' is the follow-up to, The Beauty Of Independence, which received rave reviews from fans and critics when it was released in August 2014.
Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste
New CD: $11.98
The album that led many of the most critical Year End "Best of lists of 2014 including The NY Times (#3), Pitchfork (#25), The Guardian, Spin, Q, plus a host of websites and blog sites is finally releasing in physical format.
Andrew Combs - All These Dreams Andrew Combs - All These Dreams
New CD: $12.98
Andrew Combs sophomore album, All These Dreams, marks a huge step forward for the Nashville singer-songwriter. Using his gifts for lyricism and wry observation, Combs weaves tales of love, sin and redemption, in a style that brings together classic country and contemporary pop. On this album, Combs continues to carve out his own singular path as an artist, reaching the heights of his Texas songwriting heroes.
Buxton - Half A Native Buxton - Half A Native
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
Some places you feel like you only sort of fit in and it is this theme that permeates Houston based folk rock band Buxtons new aptly titled album Half A Native. One of the leading lights of an emerging music scene from a city with a burgeoning youth culture, Buxton have won 2 Houston Press Music awards as best Houston Folk/Americana band as well as Best Male Vocals (Sergio Trevino). Their new album ventures into vast sonic territories, sometimes pairing atmospheric piano with off-kilter electric guitar, blanketed by Trevinos heart-clenched voice and melancholic but optimist lyrics.
The Stones - Three Blind Mice The Stones - Three Blind Mice
New CD: $15.98   $14.98
2015 compilation by the under-appreciated New Zealand indie band. The Stones were birthed by singer/guitarist Wayne Elsey's decision to quit Bored Games to start a band that sounded like The Clean. Their dbut came on the 25th April 1981 at an Otago University a gig headlined by Bored Games (Shayne Carter) and new comers The Chills and The Verlaines. Elsey's vision for a band that sounds like The Clean didn't really come to fruition. The Stones were too bright not to create their own sound one wrapped in braggadocio and swagger. Fast, aggressive guitars, driving rhythm section with a knack for fluid pop structures. Charismatic and smart The Stones had the ability to sound completely empathetic and threatening all at once. As all good things, The Stones were not to last, releasing one full length before breaking up two years in. The band were part of the wave of Dunedin bands popular around the country and mystery to the middle. The band site the $38 dollars earned opening for Tall Dwarfs a career highlight.
Swervedriver - I Wasn't Born To Lose You Swervedriver - I Wasn't Born To Lose You
New CD: $10.98
Swervedriver are back with their first new album in 18 years! I Wasn't Born To Lose You is the classic Swervedriver sound - the liquid distortion of shoegaze combined with the swagger of Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. It was recorded at legendary studios Konk in London and Birdland in Melbourne. The band begins a 22 date U.S. tour in March, including their debut SXSW appearance.
Asleep At The Wheel - Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys [Embossed Package w/Booklet] Asleep At The Wheel - Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys [Embossed Package w/Booklet]
New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Western swing is all things Texas, uniquely American, and loved the world-over. Nine-time Grammy winners Ray Benson & Asleep At The Wheel have been the genre's chief practitioners, conspirators, and caretakers for over forty years, carrying its timeless tradition well into the 21st century. Now with this collection, Benson brings together not only a legendary cast of Texas music contemporaries but also a new generation of Americana artists inspired by the Lone Star State's favorite son, Bob Wills. The result herein is 22 compelling reasons why Bob Wills is "Still The King." Beautifully embossed CD package, contains 20 page booklet.
Parquet Courts - Live At Third Man Records [Vinyl] Parquet Courts - Live At Third Man Records [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $13.98
Parquet Courts brought a sweltering performance to the hallowed grounds of Third Mans Blue Room on June 5th of last year--and very fortunately, TMR was able to lovingly capture it with their one-of-a-kind, direct-to-acetate recording process. The set included a dynamic selection of songs from last years critically acclaimed album Sunbathing Animal, as well as the 2013 EP, Tally All The Things That You Broke. The end result? A record that will have your feet stompin and body rockin as soon as the needle hits.
Gill Landry - Gill Landry Gill Landry - Gill Landry
New CD: $11.98
Antemasque - Antemasque [Vinyl] Antemasque - Antemasque [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $19.98
ANTEMASQUE is the self-titled debut album from former At The Drive In and The Mars Volta members, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala. The record features Flea on bass but Marfred Rodriguez-Lopez has since joined the band as the full time bassist. Dave Elitch is on drums.
AJR - Living Room AJR - Living Room
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
The 13-track album, which was written, recorded and produced by the band in the living room of their New York City apartment, features Gold Certified hit Im Ready, as well as the new single Infinity, lauded by Idolator as a stripped-back, folk-tinged pop song with a powerful sing-a-long chorus. Their full-length debut combines the exciting elements of their earlier releases alongside brand new material, reflecting the bands continued creative development. AJR has been favorably compared by Billboard to the Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel (for the harmonies) and Fun, and Imagine Dragons (for the electro-pop influences), and got love from the New York Post for their sticky-sweet pop melodies with vintage barber shop vocals [and] edgier electronic samples and spokestep [aka dubstep breakdowns derived from vocals].
Purity Ring - Another Eternity Purity Ring - Another Eternity
New CD: $14.98   $13.98
Purity Ring, the electronic-pop innovators Megan James and Corin Roddick, reveal another eternity their 2nd album and first new music in over 2 years. The Canadian duos breakthrough debut album Shrines earned them Pitchforks Best New Music, the #1 spot on iTunes electronic chart and praise from New York Times, Rolling Stone, NPR and more. The release was followed by a SOLD-OUT headlining world tour and festival performances at Coachella, Pitchfork, Bonnaroo and more.
Leviathan - Scar Sighted Leviathan - Scar Sighted
New CD: $15.98   $14.98
Special boxed CD edition with artwork inserts painted by the artist. 2015 release, the long-awaited return of notorious and infamous US black metal entity Leviathan - solely commanded by Wrest AKA Jef Whitehead. Scar Sighted is one of the most glorious moments in a vast repertoire like no other in the genre. Leviathan's fifth full-length album draws on elements from throughout Wrest's discography into one demented and twisted opus years in the making. An epic sonic portrait, Scar Sighted continues much in the vein of 2008's Massive Conspiracy Against All Life masterpiece, while other lurkings run along the edges of the work. Wrest conspired with engineer Billy Anderson (Swans, Agalloch, Pallbearer, Red House Painters, Melvins) in Portland, Oregon, to manifest the most crushing and dark-sounding Leviathan album to date.
Rixton - Let The Road Rixton - Let The Road
New CD: $10.99
Let The Road, the debut albim from British pop band Rixton. Includes their platinum-selling single, Me and My Broken Heart along with the tracks, Wait on Me and Hotel Ceiling, which was co-written by Ed Sheeran and is the current single at Pop radio.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - After Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - After
New CD: $13.98   $12.98
After is the second proper Lady Lamb album, following 2013s Ripley Pine which established the Portland Maine-bred Brooklyn-based Aly Spaltro as an exciting new voice in indie rock. Spaltro began recording and making music as Lady Lamb from a video store basement after hours and distributed handmade recordings to local record stores. Lady Lambs debut on Brooklyn indie Ba Da Bing drew praise from Paste, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, and NPRs All Things Considered. On the strength of touring with the likes of Typhoon, Beirut, Sharon Van Etten and Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Ripley Pine sold over 9,000 copies. After is her Mom+Pop debut, and features the lead single Billions of Eyes, which hints at Spaltro and the bands evolution. Billions of Eyes will impact at radio in January and Lady Lambs 2015 will be busy with extensive touring.
Ryan Culwell - Flatlands Ryan Culwell - Flatlands
New CD: $12.98
When asked to describe his music, Ryan Culwell says, listening to my music is like watching No Country For Old Men...all the emptiness and violence will either scare you away or youll find yourself alone at 3am with it on repeat. His songs tell tales of oilfields, honky tonks, loss, fistfights, and the forgotten place that is the panhandle of Texas. On March 3rd, Ryan Culwell will release Flatlands, his first album in more than 8 years, on Lighting Rod Records (Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver, Amanda Shires). Culwell was born in Perryton, TX and spent most of his life among the company of roughneck oilfield men in a small town near the epicenter of the Dust Bowl. Like many from West Texas, Culwell loves the land and he hates it, bearing all the scars of a man who believes he can find mountains in a landscape that resembles a table top. Hes not unlike Tom Joad: tough, but gentle. But tough. Like one of the albums most powerful songs, hes got Piss Down In His Bones, but dont let that scare you away from an artist thats certain to be one of 2015s new voices in American music.
Moon Duo - Shadow Of The Sun Moon Duo - Shadow Of The Sun
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Moon Duo began work on their latest album during a period in which they faced a curious new reality. Freed from deadlines and expectations, and suddenly off the road for a stretch, the duo found themselves each experiencing strange shifts in their perceptions of reality. Shadow of the Sun is the result of a few months of Moon Duo wrangling with a new and unsettling way of being. Working both in a dark basement in Portland, and above ground in sunny San Francisco, these new sounds and songs veered dramatically from groove to groove, revealing sonic textures the duo had not previously explored.
Byrds - Avalon Ballroom San Francisco November 2nd 1968 Byrds - Avalon Ballroom San Francisco November 2nd 1968
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Spirited 19-track live performance from the Roger McGuinn, Clarence White, Gene Parsons and John York line-up, recorded at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco in November 1968!
Various Artists - Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute [w/DVD] Various Artists - Immortal Randy Rhoads - The Ultimate Tribute [w/DVD]
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IMMORTAL RANDY RHOADS THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE to be released by UDR Records worldwide on March 2015. A collection of 11 classic Rhoads co-written songs, IMMORTAL RANDY RHOADS THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE is performed by twenty top contemporary artists, including old friends and performing partners Rudy Sarzo and Frankie Banali, his Brother Kelle Rhoads and more designated musicians like Serj Tankiann, Tom Morello, Vinny Appice, Tim (Ripper) Owens, Chuck Billy, Alexi Laiho, George Lynch, Gus G., Bruce Kulick, Doug Aldrich, Dweezil Zappa and others.
Lilly Hiatt - Royal Blue Lilly Hiatt - Royal Blue
New CD: $10.98
On March 3rd, East Nashville firebrand Lilly Hiatt will release Royal Blue - the feisty, adventurous and smart follow-up to her critically lauded debut full-length Let Down. Recorded at producer Adam Landrys (Deertick, Diamond Rugs, T. Hardy Morris) Nashville studio Playground Sound, the twelve new tracks skirt the edges of any neat genre definitions, boldly combining sounds of Austin folk rock, Pacific Northwest indie, pre-Oasis Britpop, 90s alt guitars, 00s indie synths and New York punk circa 1977.
Ata Kak - Obaa Sima Ata Kak - Obaa Sima
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Ata Kaks cassette Obaa Sima fell on deaf ears when it was self-released in Ghana and Canada in 1994. The music on the recordingan amalgam of highlife, Twi-language rap, funk and discois presented with the passion of a Prince record and the DIY-bedroom-recording lo-fi charm of early Chicago house music. The astute self-taught song craft and visionary blend of sounds and rhythms has made the album a left-field cult favorite among adventurous listeners worldwide.
Various Artists - Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party [w/DVD] Various Artists - Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party [w/DVD]
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For 23 straight Saturday nights of 1982, The Chicago Party dance show assaulted Chicagoland UHF eyeballs with Spandex, Southside fly guys, tender tenderonies, magicians, contortionists, prismatic video gimmickry, and lip-synched singles by a rising regime of local post-disco casualties. Unfettered nightlife and outlandish humor poured out of oddball outpost The CopHerBox II and onto TV screens, presented here as a 100 minute video mixtape on DVD. Its companion compilation features five previously unreleased tracks, joined by music culled from a trove of self-released 45s and small-time 12s.
Au.Ra - Jane's Lament Au.Ra - Jane's Lament
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Sydney's Au.Ra, a duo composed of Tim Jenkins and Tom Crandles, are set to release their new full length Jane's Lament, a work which carefully envelops the listener in dreamy hues of sound. Made over the course of two years, the LP was birthed from improvised jams the pair play over droning guitars and looped drum beats. Tracks like Sun, and Pyramid emerge slowly out of interplays between simple melodies and layered, reverbed instrumentation.
Palmbomen II - Palmbomen II Palmbomen II - Palmbomen II
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Lotic - Heterocetera [Vinyl] Lotic - Heterocetera [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $13.98
In 2014, Damsel in Distress a free mixtape album created by 23 year old JKerian Morgan, aka Lotic, garnered universal praise from all who heard it. Consisting of all original material and mind-warping edits of smash hits like Drunk in Love by Beyonc, the mixtape was lauded as an important turning point in regards to where electronic music could go next. Heterocetera is Lotics first official release since the unveiling of Damsel in Distress and marks the producers debut on Tri Angle. This is the sound of tomorrow, today.
Null - Almost [Limited Edition Clear Vinyl] Null - Almost [Limited Edition Clear Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $16.98
For a release so diverse in its influences, Almost is a near impossibly cohesive introduction to emerging artist Null. Through melancholic, fragile compositions the Melbourne, Australia-based producer refocuses our attention on the mid 90s catch-all Electronica through contemporary genres ranging from Jersey House to Footwork to Trap. Null explores a space in which he condenses the diversity of that genre essentially attempting to create work that can wear the Electronica badge earnestly.
Bayside - Cult White Edition [Vinyl] Bayside - Cult White Edition [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $24.98
In celebration of their 15th Anniversary, Bayside will also be re-issuing their newest and highest charting album Cult as a special edition double LP. The Cult White Edition will feature four bonus tracks, including a brand new song titled Dancing Like an Idiot and Indiana from the band s Record Store Day 2014 exclusive 7 .
Paul Bergmann - Old Dream [Vinyl Single]
New Vinyl: $4.98
Paul Bergmann has been named TimeOut Los Angeles' #2 artist to watch in 2015. Essential Los Angeles music vnue The Echo says, 'Paul Bergmann has mastered a folk music that is both haunting and brooding; his rich vocals are reminiscent of a young Johnny Cash or Roy Orbison.
Ryan Cabrera - Wake Up Beautiful EP Ryan Cabrera - Wake Up Beautiful EP
New CD: $5.98
Ryan Cabrera is back. The platinum-selling pop singer, songwriter, musician has returned with a new single, House on Fire. The new 5 song EP, Wake Up Beautiful, will hit streets 03/03/15.
Daisyhead - The Smallest Light Daisyhead - The Smallest Light
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No Sleep Records is pleased to announce the release of the debut album from Nashville alternative band Daisyhead, The Smallest Light. Daisyhead formed in 2012 and has quickly become one of the most promising new bands in the emo/aternative rock revival scene. The band's sound takes listeners back to the heyday of the 90's post-hardcore/alternative rock and early 2000's era of Revelation Records while injecting their own unique edge and style.
Dom La Nena - Soyo Dom La Nena - Soyo
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Second album from Barzilian born cellist and world singer-songwriter (debut album Ela in 2013). Co-produced by Dom, features beautiful melodies w/ cello, violins and other chamber folk elements.
MPV - In Lust We Trust EP MPV - In Lust We Trust EP
New CD: $3.98
This debut EP release is supported by a Vinyl release of Mister Sister. MPV sing about the real issues, growing up in Detroit and influenced by The Breeders, Nirvana and The White Stripes. They play hard and party hard. It's impossible to see their live show without being swept up in excitement, enthusiasm and the eclectic mix of blues, punk and indie rock. Their ability as a live band has given them a strong and loyal following. EP features 4 live favorites.
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (O.M.D.) - Junk Culture [Deluxe] Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (O.M.D.) - Junk Culture [Deluxe]
New CD: $29.98
The deluxe edition of Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark's fifth studio album, Junk Culture, arrives March 3, 2015. Remastered and expanded with a full additional disc of previously unreleased & rare tracks including alternate versions of All or Nothing, Tesla Girls, White Trash, 10 to 1 and Heaven Is. The album was remastered at Abbey Road and the other tracks featured on disc 2 have previously only been available on vinyl.
Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool? Jeff Rosenstock - We Cool?
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We Cool? is a power-pop album from Jeff Rosenstock, best known for his early days playing in DIY ska band The Arrogant Sons of Bitches and his musical collective Bomb The Music Industry!
Stacy Barthe - Becoming Stacy Barthe - Becoming
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Sons Of Texas - Baptized In The Rio Grande Sons Of Texas - Baptized In The Rio Grande
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Sons of Texas was spawned in McAllen Texas, a valley town without the music legacy of Austin o Arlington. The scene vibes music for music s sake with metalcore bands, blues-rock bands, and straight up rock n roll bands swapping members and sharing bills. Sons of Texas formed in 2013 around a lineup of local all-stars. The group is Mark Morales, vocals, Mike Villarreal, drums, Nick Villarreal, bass, Jon Olivarez, rhythm guitar and Jes De Hoyos, lead guitar.
Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin Ghostpoet - Shedding Skin
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Various Artists - Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Collection: Favorites And Rarities From The Second Decade Various Artists - Signature Sounds 20th Anniversary Collection: Favorites And Rarities From The Second Decade
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Matt & Kim - Hoodie On - Single Matt & Kim - Hoodie On - Single
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Alison Wonderland - U Dont Know - Single Alison Wonderland - U Dont Know - Single
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Best Coast - California Nights - Single Best Coast - California Nights - Single
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Big Data - Clean (Feat. Jamie Lidell) - Single Big Data - Clean (Feat. Jamie Lidell) - Single
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Death Cab For Cutie - No Room In Frame - Single Death Cab For Cutie - No Room In Frame - Single
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The Prodigy - Wild Frontier - Single The Prodigy - Wild Frontier - Single
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The Staves - Steady - Single The Staves - Steady - Single
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Too Close To Touch - Hell To Pay (Feat. Telle Smith) - Single Too Close To Touch - Hell To Pay (Feat. Telle Smith) - Single
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Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas - Sound Prints (Live At Monterey Jazz Festival) - Single Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas - Sound Prints (Live At Monterey Jazz Festival) - Single
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Thomas Newman - The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [Soundtrack] Thomas Newman - The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel [Soundtrack]
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Ufo - Conspiracy Of Stars Ufo - Conspiracy Of Stars
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Of course you don't need to attach more importance to this piece of news than it necessarily has, but it certainly deserves to be mentioned: for the first time in more than 20 years, one of the most British rock bands in music history has recorded a studio album in their native country. Their latest offering is entitled A Conspiracy Of Stars, was cut by rock legend UFO and breathes that typically British easy-going confidence for which this band has been known for over 45 years.
Jodeci - Checkin For You - Single Jodeci - Checkin For You - Single
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Movie Releases 03-03-15

The Hunger Games [Movie] - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 The Hunger Games [Movie] - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) faced with a decision that could sway the fate of a nation. In the wake of the Quarter Quell, the Hunger Games have been changed forever, and Katniss ends up in District 13. Her courage having inspired a nation, the brave young heroine heeds the advice of her friends, and sets out to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson). Meanwhile, Katniss' fragile alliance with President Coin (Julianne Moore) could lead to disaster.
Foxcatcher [Movie] - Foxcatcher Foxcatcher [Movie] - Foxcatcher
New Blu-Ray: $34.99
Steve Carell steps into dramatic territory with this docudrama about John du Pont, the schizophrenic millionaire who infamously shot and killed his friend and Olympic gold-medal wrestler Dave Schultz before locking himself in his mansion as police officers negotiated his surrender for two days. Moneyball's Bennett Miller directed from a script by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman.
Outlander [TV Series] - Outlander: Season One - Volume One Outlander [TV Series] - Outlander: Season One - Volume One
New Blu-Ray: $45.99
British combat nurse Claire Randall is reunited with her husband after returning from the battlefields of World War II. While on their second honeymoon, she walks through one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles and is suddenly transported to 1743 Scotland, torn by war and rogue Highland clans. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire is catapulted into intrigue and danger when she is accused of being a spy. Forced by circumstance to marry an outlawed Highlander, she finds herself falling in love and torn by her loyalties to two men in vastly different times, all of which may threaten her life and shatter her heart. Diana Gabaldon's best-selling book series is stunningly realized by Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore in Season One's first eight episodes.
Longmire [TV Series] - Longmire: The Complete Third Season Longmire [TV Series] - Longmire: The Complete Third Season
New Blu-Ray: $40.99
Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire is back in the saddle for a third thrilling season. After winning his heated re-election as Absaroka County sheriff vs. his ambitious deputy Branch Connally, Walt Longmire faces a stampede of problems both personal and professional. With Branch mysteriously shot on the Rez by the White Warrior spirit of a dead man and Henry arrested in connection to the murder of Walts wifes killer, Longmire finds himself butting heads with tribal police, big money connections and longstanding feuds. Add to this his daughter Cadys pursuit of the truth regarding her mothers killer, his deputy Vic Morettis already strained marriage now under pressure with another unwelcome return from her Philadelphia past, and the inevitable rural undercurrent of murder, secrets and betrayal and get ready for Big Sky drama at its best. Last season, Walt and his deputies each braved a storm and did it nobly. But for every storm, there is an aftermath. Special Feature:
Da Vinci's Demons [TV Series] - Da Vinci's Demons: The Complete Second Season Da Vinci's Demons [TV Series] - Da Vinci's Demons: The Complete Second Season
New Blu-Ray: $54.99
Same Genius. New World. Florence is thrown into chaos in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy and Leonardo da Vinci must push the limits of his mind and body to defend the city against the forces of Rome. When the dust settles, friends are buried and rivalries are enflamed. While the Medicis go to unthinkable lengths to deal with new threats, da Vinci continues on his quest to find the fabled Book of Leaves and uncover the secret history of his mother. He'll come to realize that he has lethal competition in his quest -- new enemies who may be even worse than the forces of Pope Sixtus. His search will take him to faraway lands and force him to reevaluate everything he knew about the world and his own personal history.
Blacula [Movie] - Blacula / Scream Blacula Scream Blacula [Movie] - Blacula / Scream Blacula Scream
New Blu-Ray: $24.97
The eternally cool William Marshall puts a fresh spin on the age-old legend of the vampire, condemned to wander the Earth with an insatiable lust for blood in these riveting Blaxploitation classics.
The Humbling [Movie] - The Humbling The Humbling [Movie] - The Humbling
New Blu-Ray: $24.99
Based on Phillip Roth s final novel, The Humbling tells the story of over-the-hill stage actor Simon Axler (Al Pacino) and his struggles to find his passion for life again. Near his breaking point, he finds motivation in the form of a young and lustful lesbian Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig), but as their relationship heats up Simon has a hard time keeping up with the youthful Pegeen. The Humbling is directed by Barry Levinson and also stars Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Dianne Wiest and Nina Arianda.
Ask Me Anything [Movie] - Ask Me Anything Ask Me Anything [Movie] - Ask Me Anything
New DVD: $29.99
When the young and seductive Katie Kampenfelt decides to take a year off before college, she starts chronicling her sexual adventures in an anonymous blog that exposes her innermost desires, shames and secrets. After her plan to seduce an older man takes a turn, Katie s fearless narrative begins to crack and the dark pieces of her past emerge.
Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast [Movie] - Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast [Movie] - Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast
New Blu-Ray: $36.99
Return to Pixie Hollow for a heartwarming adventure, Disney's TINKER BELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVER BEAST. An ancient myth of a massive creature sparks the curiosity of Tinker Bell and her good friend Fawn, an animal fairy who's not afraid to break the rules to help an animal in need. But this creature is not welcome in Pixie Hollow -- and the scout fairies are determined to capture the mysterious beast, who they fear will destroy their home. Fawn must convince her fairy friends to risk everything to rescue the NeverBeast. This thrilling action-adventure roars to life with never-before-seen bonus extras on Disney Blu-ray and DVD.