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New Release Round-Up 10-27-14

New Release Round-Up 10-27-14

The Flaming Lips have recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with a little help from special fwends Miley Cyrus,Moby,My Morning Jacket,J. Mascis,Dr. Dog, Phantogram,Tegan and Sara,Grace Potter,Electric Würms (THE LIPS side project who recently released their 6-song debut album,Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others. All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band's hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.

Onetime country princess Taylor Swift continues her journey to pop stardom with her fifth studio album, 1989, which follows the 2012 release Red. Swift teams up with songwriter Max Martin and producer Shellback (One Direction, Maroon Five), as well OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, in an album inspired by late-'80s pop. The debut single "Shake It Off" is an immediate success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

Rock legends Led Zeppelin continue their extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order with Houses Of The Holy & Led Zeppelin IV and each being remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.  The albums are all available in various formats including Single Disc Remasters, Two Disc Deluxe, Remasterd LP and Super Deluxe packages.

Flight Facilities - Down To EarthWith Down to Earth, the dynamic electronic duo, Flight Facilities, continue to expand their artist output away from their world of popular club singles to bring fans around the globe a complete work that is a range of styles as eclectic as an around-the-world plane ticket. “Down to Earth,” is a journey through music that pushes the boundaries of Flight Facilities’ unmistakable sound with the vocal talents of artists such as the ethereal Emma Louise, the comedic and noted musician Reggie Watts, the emotive Owl Eyes, the wunderkind Bishop Nehru, and favorites like Micky Green and Giselle. The album is available now and you can watch the stunning video for the lead single Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise here.



Devin Townsend Project - Z2Z2 is the long awaited epic double album from Devin Townsend where the first CD is a Devin Townsend Project album called 'Sky Blue', and the second disc is a Ziltoid album called 'Dark Matters'.  The album is available now as the Double Album, a Deluxe Version which includes a 3rd disc that excludes the dialogue of the Dark Matters Disc or the Vinyl Box Set and you can also watch the lyric video to the lead single Deathray which is taken from the Dark Matters Disc.





Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm [Tour Edition Vinyl]After 35 years fronting the Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde released her first solo album in June of this year. Stockholm was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Swedish outfit Peter, Bjorn and John. To celebrate her recent tour the album is now available as a limited edition Blue and Yellow splatter colored Vinyl. You can grab your copy now while they last and you can also watch the video to the album's hit single Dark Sunglasses here.





Etana - I RiseEtana is the strongest female voice in reggae. Her natural ability for melody and songwriting talents have propelled her to a unique status among reggae fans where she is seen as the successor to Marcia Griffiths. Her new album I Rise is available now and you can watch the video to the lead single Trigger here.






Sleaford Mods - Chubbed UpIpecac Recordings are introducing the coolest thing to come out of the UK in a long time. With the release of a compilation from Sleaford Mods titled Chubbed Up+. Sleaford Mods are a stripped down, political, electronic punk-hop band from working class Nottingham. This stuff is real and it is spot on! The album is available now and you can watch the NSFW video to the lead single Jolly F*#@er here.






Plus there are other great, new releases including one of the greatest rock and roller's of all time, the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis who releases his new album Rock & Roll Time. Lots of bands have been mining the fertile landscape of '90s music for inspiration lately, and Hemingway is no exception. What sets this Portland, Oregon band apart though is what they're tapping for influence, reaching deep into the lesser known realms of that decade and extracting elements of infectiously melodramatic pop. Think Silver Scooter, Superdrag, and Knapsack, yet filtered through nearly two decades of collected dust and bargain bin obscurity. Heartstrings is the new album from Leighton Meester, the acclaimed actress known for her role in the series 'Gossip Girl' along with films such as 'That's My Boy' and 'Date Night'. And There is no more significant a milestone in Rock Music than the 50th Anniversary. Alongside The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Who complete the holy trinity of British Rock bands that have the honor of celebrating that landmark. Through the decades, The Who redefined rock music as we know it and their influence continues in all areas of popular culture to this day. Who Hits 50! is the definitive collection of the band's greatest tracks from their very first recordings as The High Numbers right up to the present day with the brand new track 'Be Lucky.'  The collection is available in various formats, Single CDDeluxeVinyl and Blu-Ray Audio.


Plus, From The Rabbit HoleAt The GatesCrobotFrancisco The ManDaniel LanoisAbbaA. SinclairDream RitualMike MictlanWillie NelsonThe Afghan WhigsNorthlanePianos Become The TeethPegi Young & The SurvivorsLily & MadeleineBen OttewellRun The Jewels and Roger Taylor.

CURRENT SINGLES

Modest Mouse release a 7" single, White Lies, Yellow Teeth / Buttons To Push The Buttons, which contains unreleased material from "This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About" recording sessions.  Their debut album has also received a long overdue re-release on Vinyl and you can grab a copy of that here. Choir Vandals release their single At Night which includes the tracks Monsters, Medicate, At Night And In The Rain and Watch. The Drums release the limited edition Vinyl single I Can't Pretend which is taken from their recent album Encyclopedia and features the exclusive b-side We Found It. The legendary Misfits first holiday release (outside of Halloween of course), creeps down your chimney in the form of the Horror Xmas EPLorde releases Yellow Flicker Beat which is taken from the forthcoming soundtrack from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (due 11/17). And Love Will Tear Us Apart [Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Single] is a very special limited edition 7 vinyl of Joy Division's rare studio outtakes from the 1980 Martin Hannett sessions!



LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Deptford Goth - SongsLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for the new Deptford Goth album, Songs. Speaking about the new album, which is based on a more traditional singer-songwriter style, the artist otherwise known as Daniel Woolhouse commented: "It wasn’t a conscious decision. But I've become more accepting of my voice, so it's more prominent now, which led to structuring the songs in a more classic way. I also wanted people to hear the lyrics. It's a process of being more upfront and honest." The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for the lead single Two Hearts here.




Mariachi El Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx IIIMariachi El Bronx is the third release by this great punk/Latin/mariachi band. Born out of a desire to challenge themselves musically, Mariachi El Bronx is the alter ego of Los Angeles punk band the Bronx. Conceived in 2006, the idea came about when the Bronx were asked to play an acoustic set and, rather than simply pare down their sound, they took their music in a whole new direction, moving away from hardcore and exploring Latin sounds.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the tracks here including the fantastic single Wildfires.  Also the Vinyl version of the album is a beautiful Day-Glo Orange which helps the album look as good as it sounds.




Memphis Dawls - Rooted In The Bone 11-04
Memphis Dawls arrive in style with their first full length release, Rooted in the Bone, which was recorded at historic Ardent and Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. The eleven songs, all composed by the Dawls, utilize a cross blending of the Mid South’s finest musicians including Ken Coomer (Wilco), as well as Charles and Teenie Hodges (Take Me to the River, Love and Happiness) from the legendary Hi Rhythm Section, famous for their work with Al Green and Ann Peebles.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can also watch the video of the amazing live take of lead single Where'd You Go My Love? here.



Deerhoof - La Isla BonitaDeerhoof's new album La Isla Bonita is the glorious sound of four musicians owning their own hard-won and richly deserved legacy. Even as western civilization goes down the tubes. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the tracks here.







Major League - There's Nothing Wrong With MeThere's Nothing Wrong With Me is the sophomore release from New Jersey pop-punk band Major League.  The album was recorded with Will Yip (La Dispute, Braid, Title Fight) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA. You can Pre-Order the album now and also watch the Making of video here.







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 10-21-14

New Release Round-Up 10-21-14

Cold War Kids - Hold My Home

Looking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Hold My Home, the fifth studio album from American indie rock band Cold War Kids which comes just a year after 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The record was produced by guitarist Dan Gallucci alongside Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta and Juliette Lewis) at the band's own studio in San Jose, California. The album is available now and you can watch the video for the lead single All This Could Be Yours here.




Bush - Man On The RunMarking 20 years since their multi-platinum debut Sixteen Stone catapulted them to megastardom, Man On The Run, the sixth studio album from the British alternative rockers Bush is the follow-up to 2011's The Sea of Memories and the second to feature the new lineup which frontman Gavin Rossdale formed in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Mastodon) and Jay Baumgardner (Helmet, Lacuna Coil), the album sees the quartet continue with their patented heavy, dark, melancholic grunge rock sound. The album is available now and you can watch the visually stunning video for the lead single The Only Way Out here.



On NostalgiaAnnie Lennox pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century – including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – and interprets compositions that have moved her, stripping them down to their emotional and musical core and making them her own. "To have been given the opportunity to record these classic, timeless songs on such a significant label as Blue Note, representing 75 years of legendary jazz history, is truly a privilege for me," said Annie Lennox.

The definitive Primus line-up Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and releasing their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, Primus & the Chocolate Factory. 'The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film,' says Les Claypool. 'The notion wasn't so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books.'

Tough Love is the second album from English singer Jessie Ware. The London-based artist began work on the album at the start of 2014, with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Kid Harpoon, Julio Bashmore, and production duo Benzel all credited on the record. Her title track single was debuted as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record on the Earth, and went on to reach the U.K. Top 40.

Sleater-Kinney - Start TogetherSleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Start Together is a deluxe box set compiling all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on colored vinyl. Each album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release.  The Limited Edition box set is available now and you can also grab copies of the individual albums which are available as remastered CD and Vinyl versions. Check out this video to see more info on the releases.

Plus there are other great, new releases including The Bsst Day, from Thurston Moore.  The fourth full-length solo release for the Sonic Youth guitarist/singer sees the return to guitar rock with backing from Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe, and James Sedward. Hip Hop megastar T.I. drops his ninth studio album Paperwork. London based Bear's Den release their much anticipated debut album Islands.  Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Diana Krall in her early years. Kiesza releases her debut album, Sound Of A Woman.  Her hit single Hideaway rocketed to the #1 spot in the UK charts earlier this year and remains the fastest-selling debut of year. When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album Monoliths & Dimensions, they didn't know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott returned with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body of work he was writing with them in mind. And the masked Iowan nu-metal heroes Slipknot return with their fifth studio album 5: The Gray Chapter, their first in six years and the follow-up to 2008's All Hope Is Gone. It is the first to feature their new (and as yet anonymous) rhythm section, following the departure of drummer Joey Jordison and the untimely death of bassist Paul Gray. Marking a return to a more raw, brutal, dissonant sound reminiscent of their earlier work, the album includes the singles "The Negative One" and "The Devil in I."


Plus, Nude BeachLittle Big TownSusan BoyleBoyz II MenJerry GarciaHolliesMike OldfieldBen HowardAlice CooperMark LaneganTransitYoung StatuesBilly IdolBudos BandGavin DeGrawAretha FranklinBaxter DuryIron MaidenArmy Of The PharoahsNeil Diamond and Master Mix: Red Hot & Arthur Russell.

CURRENT SINGLES

The New Basement Tapes - When I Get My Hands On You - Single

This week we get to hear latest single to be released from the forthcoming Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes album (Due 11/11 Pre-Order Here) where T Bone Burnett recruited artists such as Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and Mumford And Sons' Marcus Mumford to record unfinished songs from Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes Sessions.  The new track is called Spanish Mary and features Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops on Vocals. You can grab your copy of the single here and as with each of the singles from the album there is a cool animated lyric video which you can watch here



Hard Working Americans release their single Blackland Farmer which is taken from their forthcoming live album and DVD The First Waltz (Due next week).



LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Flight Facilities - Down To EarthLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Flight Facilities. With Down to Earth, the dynamic electronic duo continue to expand their artist output away from their world of popular club singles to bring fans around the globe a complete work that is a range of styles as eclectic as an around-the-world plane ticket. “Down to Earth,” is a journey through music that pushes the boundaries of Flight Facilities’ unmistakable sound with the vocal talents of artists such as the ethereal Emma Louise, the comedic and noted musician Reggie Watts, the emotive Owl Eyes, the wunderkind Bishop Nehru, and favorites like Micky Green and Giselle. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the stunning video for the lead single Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise here.

Devin Townsend Project - Z2Z2 is the long awaited epic double album from Devin Townsend where the first CD is a Devin Townsend Project album called 'Sky Blue', and the second disc is a Ziltoid album called 'Dark Matters'.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can also watch the lyric video to the lead single Deathray which is taken from the Dark Matters Disc.







Etana - I RiseEtana is the strongest female voice in reggae. Her natural ability for melody and songwriting talents have propelled her to a unique status among reggae fans where she is seen as the successor to Marcia Griffiths. Her new album I Rise is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video to the lead single Trigger here.






Sleaford Mods - Chubbed UpIpecac Recordings are introducing the coolest thing to come out of the UK in a long time. With the release of a compilation from Sleaford Mods titled Chubbed Up+. Sleaford Mods are a stripped down, political, electronic punk-hop band from working class Nottingham. This stuff is real and it is spot on! The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video to the lead single Jolly F-cker here.





Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm [Tour Edition Vinyl]After 35 years fronting the Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde released her first solo album in June of this year. Stockholm was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Swedish outfit Peter, Bjorn and John. To celebrate her recent tour the album will be available as a limited edition Blue and Yellow splatter colored Vinyl. You can Pre-Order your copy now and you can also watch the video to the albums hit single Dark Sunglasses here.

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 10-14-14

New Release Round-Up 10-14-14

U2's thirteenth studio album, Songs of Innocence, has roots in the band's early and lifelong influences including the Ramones, Bob Dylan and The Clash.  It plays homage to U2's formative years in Dublin and their transformative pilgrimage to California.  It's a collection of songwriting and music made possible only by shared time and life experiences. Soulful keys are peppered throughout songs of Innocence, a hallmark of producer/multi-instrumentalist Danger Mouse, however the band's epic signature sound still comes roaring through: expansive guitars, driving drums, head-bobbing bass, and soaring vocals.

On his 17th studio album, Ride Out finds Bob Segar holding true to his legendary sound, effortlessly marrying blues, country, and heartland soul into his trademark brand of Motor City rock n roll. Bob offers a collection of new songs that are a powerful and personal addition to the GRAMMY Award-winning rocker s extraordinary catalog, rich with character and passion, and the great American songwriter's always compelling take on the world around him.

Foxygen…And Star Power is the 2014 double album from Foxygen, a CINEMATIC AUDITORY ADVENTURE for the speedy freaks, skull krunchers, abductees, and misfits...Made by Foxygen at Dream Star Studios in their Secret Haunted House with the UFOs flying around in the sky.

Frazey Ford - Indian OceanDuring the creative cycle of writing for her latest, Indian Ocean, in profound synchronicity, Frazey Ford received and invitation to record in Memphis with Al Green's iconic back up band. The resulting album is a masterwork soul album with Frazey's smoulderingly urgent vocals, emotionally raw lyrics, and muddy-road folk effortlessly melting into the elegant earthiness of soul music's finest musicians. The album is available now and you can watch the video for the lead single September Fields here.


Hungry Ghosts is the fourth record from American alt-rock quartet OK Go. Known for its innovative music videos and pop sensibilities, the band has shifted toward an electronic approach, with Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Weezer) and Grammy-nominated producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix) working on the album.

Plus there are other great, new releases including Jessie J who releases her new album Sweet Talker. 'It was the quickest album I ever made,' Jessie told Radio.com. 'I'm really proud of it though. I really feel like it represents where I'm at right now as a singer, as a woman, as a person, emotionally, everything.' Black Star Elephant is the second album from Norwegian pop duo Nico & Vinz and follows their 2012 release The Magic Soup & the Bittersweet Faces. Continuing with the perfectly crafted pop that appeared on their chart-topping single "Am I Wrong," the duo deliver an album of classic, uplifting pop numbers.  Stars release their latest album No One Is Lost which includes the single From The Night. The latest from alt-roots upstart Sallie FordSlap Back features an all-girl band and is bursting with the femme-punk spirit of Kim Deal, Joan Jett, and Debbie Harry. The concept of the human zoo has existed in art and literature for centuries, thus Electric Six recognizes and accepts it is not breaking new conceptual ground by naming its tenth studio album Human Zoo. And Memoirs Of A Madman serves as a career spanning audio release featuring 17 of Ozzy Osbourne's greatest hit singles remastered and compiled in one place for the first time in his career. This set offers fans of the multi-platinum recording artist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and three-time Grammy(r) winning singer and songwriter the ultimate collection from Ozzy's distinguished solo career. The collection is also available on VinylPicture Disc Vinyl and as a DVD


Plus, ExodusMary LambertMadeleine PeyrouxFlorida Georgia LineYou+MeMelvinsForeignerFly Golden EagleAndrew McMahon in the WildernessAngaleena PresleyFederico AubeleKMFDMHoodie AllenKeleLittle Big LeagueOlivia JeanMuseum Of loveUnited NationsAbsolutely FreeThe Dirty River BoysEx-CrawKindnessGrinder BluesSammy Hagar and Ali Campbell.

CURRENT SINGLES

Ryan Adams' Pax Am limited edition 7" vinyl series continues with No Shadow. Previous installments include "Gimme Something Good", "1984", and "Jacksonville".  People Running / Vanishing Life is the debut single from Vanishing Life, a new band comprised of Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits), Zach Blair (Rise Against), Jamie Miller (…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead), and Autry Fulbright (…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead). Iron Maiden release a strictly limited one-off run of the 7 singles from their first 3 albums (Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast). These highly collectable black vinyl singles will be cut from the original UK analogue master tapes. Released in replica artwork packaging, this will be the first time ever that these black vinyl singles have officially been made available in the U.S. and sure to become a must-have item for fans, collectors and anyone who missed out first time round.



LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Cold War Kids - Hold My HomeLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Hold My Home, the fifth studio album from American indie rock band Cold War Kids which comes just a year after 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The record was produced by guitarist Dan Gallucci alongside Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta and Juliette Lewis) at the band's own studio in San Jose, California. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for the lead single All This Could Be Yours here.





Bush - Man On The RunMarking 20 years since their multi-platinum debut Sixteen Stone catapulted them to megastardom, Man On The Run, the sixth studio album from the British alternative rockers Bush is the follow-up to 2011's The Sea of Memories and the second to feature the new lineup which frontman Gavin Rossdale formed in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Mastodon) and Jay Baumgardner (Helmet, Lacuna Coil), the album sees the quartet continue with their patented heavy, dark, melancholic grunge rock sound. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the visually stunning video for the lead single The Only Way Out here.



Sleater-Kinney - Start TogetherSleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Start Together is a deluxe box set compiling all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on colored vinyl. Each album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release.  The Limited Edition box set is available now for Pre-Order and you can also Pre-Order each of the individual albums which are available as remastered CD and Vinyl versions. Check out this video to see more info on the releases.

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 10-07-14

New Release Round-Up 10-07-14

Stevie Nicks releases her collection of never-before-released songs, 24 Karat Gold - Songs from the Vault. “Each song is a lifetime. Each song has a soul… They represent my life behind the scenes, the secrets, the broken hearts, the broken hearted and the survivors. These songs are the memories - the 24 karat gold rings in the blue box; These songs are for you.” – Stevie Nicks.

Standing In The BreachJackson Browne's fourteenth studio album, is a collection of ten songs, at turns deeply personal and political, exploring love, hope, and defiance in the face of the advancing uncertainties of modern life.

Weezer appear to be back on form as they return with their first collection of new material in four years.  Everything Will Be Alright In The End was Produced by Ric Ocasek, who previously helmed production on the band's first and third records (The Blue Album and The Green Album).  Also for those who grab the album early we have some Free Lithographs to give you as a reward.

It's not often that you stumble across a songwriter whose lyrics both sound and read like poetry. When those lyrics are set to music that balances burning indignation with lilting tenderness, and delivered in a voice imbued with the spiritual passion and yearning of gospel and the blues, you figure you've chanced upon something special. And so it is with 23-year-old Andrew Hozier-Byrne, an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from County Wicklow who goes by the name of Hozier.

The Barr Brothers - Sleeping OperatorThe Barr Brothers.  'Sleeping Operator' represents an immense creative output. The group, featuring brothers Brad on guitar/vocals and Andrew on drums, classical harpist Sarah Pagé, and pianist/bassist Andrès Vial, recorded 40 tracks in the process of making this record. The 13 songs on 'Sleeping Operator' are meditative and explosive, exploring the far reaches of folk laced with West African influences, hypnotic modernist pulsing and beyond. While the record extends into cinematic and other-worldly territories, it maintains a campfire-like intimacy throughout. The album is available now and you can preview the album and watch the video for their single Half Crazy here.



Sixx AM - Modern VintageSIXX: A.M., the band featuring Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, release their third album, Modern Vintage.  Says Sixx: "Like our favorite bands from the 1970s, SIXX: A.M. is rooted in songwriting, musicianship and lyrics — three core elements that helped to define that era. SIXX: A.M. has taken even more pages from this book on 'Gotta Get It Right' and the rest of 'Modern Vintage', having hopefully created a record that demands to be discovered again and again." The album is available now and you can preview the album and watch the album's making of video in which they discuss the new album and their latest single 'Gotta Get it Right' here.

Philip Selway - WeatherhouseWeatherhouse is the sophomore solo album from Radiohead's drummer Philip Selway, and the follow-up to 2010's Familial. A more complex and involving album than his mostly acoustic debut, Weatherhouse, has something of the feel of latter-day Radiohead or Yorke's solo work but with an uncategorizable '80s/'90s melodic twist. The single "Coming Up for Air" is included. The album is available now and you can preview the album and watch the video for his latest single It Will End In Tears here.


Plus there are other great, new releases including Flying Lotus with You're Dead! Which is a shamanic pilgrimage into the psychedelic unknown of the infinite afterlife. A sonic, visual and metaphysical fusion of technological innovation and technical virtuosity that amounts to a transcendent, mind-expanding plasm that could only exist between our world and another.  Johnny Marr's upwards trajectory continues unabated with the release of Playland. Work on the album commenced in London in spring 2014 as soon as the year of touring in support of The Messenger came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on The Messenger with collaborator and co-producer Doviak, as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour. Macy Gray's impressive catalog of work is filled with highlights. She has released six studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations. The Way is a beautifully crafted pop and R&B masterpieces that is sure to reinforce Gray's reputation as the ground-breaking and innovative artist that she has been since day one. Yellowcard's latest release, Lift a Sail, is their most modern album to date. While Sean Mackin's distinctive violin persists, setting the band apart from their contemporaries, Lift a Sail doesn't fail to bring the rock with tunes like Crash the Gates and MSK. The follow up to Infinity Overhead, which reached #31 on the Billboard 200 as Minus The Bear's highest charting album to date, Lost Loves lives up to its title quite literally as a collection of hard to let go songs pulled from the band's past seven odd years of writing, recording and releasing records. And The distinct sound and integrity of Kasabian's fifth studio album defines the very essence of the band, their trademark sound distilled and re- packaged into one incredibly exciting, unique statement of intent. 48:13 is driven by the continuous evolution and musical experimentation of the band through their previous 4 albums.


Plus, New Found GloryTexas Hippie CoalitionBela Fleck & Abigail WashburnZola JesusNehruviandoomPissed JeansSBTRKTCaribouJason AldeanPaloma FaithMinnie DriverNikki YanofskyShakey GravesJuan MacleanBroodsBonoboStreets Of LaredoEx HexDot HackerField ReportPeaking LightsTV EyesVaselinesThe MonkeesSingle MothersO'DeathTR3 and Underworld.

CURRENT SINGLES

St Vincent’s, the new 7” EP from Melbourne, Australia’s Deaf Wish, is their first US release.  Deaf Wish have been blowing away audiences in Australia and the US since 2007 with a blistering blend of blown-out punk/noise-rock and layers of melodic haze not unlike early Sonic Youth. This EP follows three LPs and two 7”s on small Australian labels (Exo, Radio Records, Idget Records), and it will be out during the band’s 2014 US tour.  British alternative rockers Bush continue to gear up for their sixth studio album Man On The Run (Due 10/21, Pre-Order Now) with their latest single Loneliness Is A Killer.


LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Frazey Ford - Indian OceanLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Frazey Ford. During the creative cycle of writing for her latest, Indian Ocean, in profound synchronicity, Frazey Ford received and invitation to record in Memphis with Al Green's iconic back up band. The resulting album is a masterwork soul album with Frazey's smoulderingly urgent vocals, emotionally raw lyrics, and muddy-road folk effortlessly melting into the elegant earthiness of soul music's finest musicians. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for the lead single September Fields here.



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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Hopscotch Day Parties, Vinyl Appreciation & John Densmore (Doors

VINYL APPRECIATION/9th WONDER & JOHN DENSMORE (of The Doors!!) & TOM PETTY!

 

Sat, Sept 13th: Vinyl Appreciation Day! With 9th Wonder (2pm)

Mon, Sept 15th: John Densmore (of The Doors) Book Signing! (7pm)

Thurs, Sept 18th: Win two tickets for Tom Petty @ PNC Arena in Raleigh!!

 

First up: Sat Sept 13th from 2pm-5pm we will once again host VINYL APPRECIATION DAY in conjunction with the Black Jedi Chapter of the Zulu Nation & 9th Wonder!


this is the seccond time we have hosted this event, back in June (pictured above) we had a great crowd and turnout. This time around, we will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the release of Notorious Big's "Ready To Die" which came out on Sept 13th, 1994, this is a must see event!

 

and then, just two days later, we will host what possibly could be the coolest event we have ever had at our store. Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and legendary drummer of The Doors, John Densmore will be at Schoolkids for a book signing at 7pm on Monday Sept 15th!!!!!!


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This is a once in a lifetime chance to meet a legendary drummer and buy his new book "Unhinged: Jim Morrison's Legacy Goes On Trial" and get it signed! We will also have the entire Doors collection on sale here as well, John will sign one Doors item as long as you purchase the book first. We are expecting long lines for this so come early! Good news is, we have beer so you can enjoy your favorite suds while waiting for a chance to meet John. So come hang out and enjoy a wonderful evening with a legend and grab his amazing book. Here are some things that have been said about the book:

There are some of us out there who still have principles and cannot
be bought.  John is one of them.  He is not for sale and that is his gift to us.

–Tom Waits,
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician

Those of us who were on the bus in the sixties and took that magical and dangerous trip, came out of that experience with a code that would guide us for the rest of our lives.  The lesson was to live your life as if there were something bigger than your own mortality at stake. . . . Because the music that The Doors created is so important to so many people, its worth is much greater than the sum of its parts; and certainly greater than their commercial success.  Because John Densmore believes this, we are all in his debt.  Not only for renewing our belief in the transcendent magic of The Doors, but for staying true to the best ideals of our generation. –Jim Ladd, Legendary DJ and author

click on the Facebook event here to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/819058171461446/

 

Third: if those two events were not enough, Thursday, Sept 18th, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers will be at the PNC Arena in Raleigh! Visit the store and enter to win two tickets!!!

The ballot box is on top of the counter/bar at the store, and come down and get his brilliant new album, "Hypnotic Eye" which is, without a doubt, one of our favorite records of the year here at Schoolkids, if you are a Petty fan this is a no brainer and must have album and must see event!!

Drop us a note if you have any questions: schoolkidsrecordsnc@gmail.com or give us a call: 919-821-7766

Schoolkids Records

2237-101 Avent Ferry Rd

Raleigh, NC 27606

@ Mission Valley Shopping Center, next to Planet Smoothie & Waffle House

http://www.schoolkidsrecords.com

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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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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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