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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


& More .....

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 SHOW! TOMORROW!!! 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!

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