New Release Round-Up 12-15-14

New Release Round-Up 12-15-14

D’Angelo surprises us all with the release of his first album in nearly 15 years, Black Messiah. The follow-up to 2000′s Voodoo marks the long-awaited return of R&B’s prodigal son.

Dark Side Of The Mule presents Gov't Mule's 2008 Mule-O-Ween show in which they performed a bevy of Pink Floyd covers including "Fearless," "Money," "Have A Cigar" and "Wish You Were Here." The album is available as a standard 1 CD and a Deluxe Version which includes a DVD of the performance.

Nicki Minaj's third full-length studio release is a more personal and more timeless album and some of the most superlative work of her career.  The Pinkprint features guest appearances from Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Drake, Ariana Grande, Skylar Grey, Jeremih, Lil Wayne, Lunchmoney Lewis, and Meek Mill.

Following the release of her Top 10 hit, ‘Boom Clap’ - which has now sold over 1 Million copies in the US- and recent win at this year’s Teen Choice Awards (‘Best R&B/Hip-Hop Song’ for “Fancy”), Charli XCX releases her highly-anticipated sophomore album Sucker.  

Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood delivers his soundtrack to Oscar-nominated filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson's new feature film, Inherent Vice. In addition to nine compositions by Jonny Greenwood, the soundtrack features "Spooks," an unreleased Radiohead tune performed by members of Supergrass, as well as other recordings from the movie's era.

Plus there are other great, new releases including Neil Young who releases the vinyl version of his recent album Storytone.  5 Seconds of Summer capture their recent tour on Livesos. The recent NBC spectacle Peter Pan LIVE! is released on CD and a DVD. The soundtrack to Angelina Jolie's WWII epic Unbroken is released and features the track Miracles which was written and recorded by Coldplay especially for the soundtrack. YG returns with his latest effort  Blame it on the Streets. And Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds start their first round of vinyl reissues. Round 1 features the first 4 albums: From Her To EternityThe Firstborn Is DeadKicking Against The Pricks, & Your Funeral...My Trial.  Each is presented on 180 Gram Vinyl and include a free download card.

Plus, My Chemical RomanceStarbombYoung BuffaloTrip ShakespeareNecroNative AmericaSaves The DayTake ThatKillswitch EngageOne DirectionMisfits And The Kinks


Fall Out Boy release their limited edition Picture Disc single Immortals which is taken from the recent Disney hit Big Hero 6.  Ryan Adams continues his run of 7 Inch singles from his Paxam Singles series.  This week it is the turn of Do You Laugh When You Lie? which also features 'By The Way' and 'I'm In Love With You' as B Sides. And Bob Geldof organized an all-star cast for the 1985 recording of "Do You Know It's Christmas?" to raise funds for famine-relief efforts in Ethiopia. On the 30th anniversary of the release, the musician/philanthropist reworked the song to support West African nations in their fight against the Ebola virus. The 2014 version features cover artwork by Tracey Emin and a stunning line-up of pop superstars, including Bono, Chris Martin, One Direction, Bastille, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande Ellie Goulding and more. All proceeds from the sales go to The Band Aid Charitable Trust.

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 12-09-14

New Release Round-Up 12-09-14

Monuments To An Elegy, the ninth studio album from the lauded American alternative rockers, Smashing Pumpkins, is the follow-up to 2012's Oceania and is the penultimate part of their meta-album project Teargarden by Kaleidyscope. Featuring drumming by Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe, it sees band mastermind Billy Corgan in full swing, producing another epic set of his trademark grandiose, melodic, emotional rock. The singles "Being Beige" and "One and All" are included.

Ex Cops return with Daggers, the duo's brilliantly catchy follow-up to their 2012 debut album. Out via Downtown Records, the 11-track effort trades in distorted twee anthems that take a turn towards synth-streaked dance-funk.

Shaken-Up Versions is a mini album of classic The Knife tracks reworked especially for the band’s recent North American leg of their Shaking The Habitual Tour. All 8 tracks were performed live in Stockholm and Berlin between 2013 and 2014.

Cracker release their tenth studio album, entitled Berkeley To Bakersfield, a double-album that finds this uniquely American band traversing two different sides of the California landscape the northern Bay area and further down-state in Bakersfield.

Plus there are other great, new releases including K. Michelle’s sophomore album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?, which depicts her evolution as a vocalist and artist. This album shows her artistic growth and diversity. Carrie Underwood releases Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Following last year's fantastic Born Sinner, J.Cole returns with 2014 Forest Hills DriveSilent So Long is the sophomore album from the heavy rock band Emigrate led by Rammstein guitarist Richard Kruspe! Guests on the album include Lemmy from Motorhead, Jonathan Davis from Korn, Peaches, Marilyn Manson and more. Sharp On All 4 Corners represents E-4023rd and 24th albums to be released. Like clockwork, you can depend on E-40 to deliver new material with regularity and most importantly with a now expected flair for being engaging, current, full of features and of the utmost quality.  And 7IN – 83-88 is a new boxed collection of eleven R.E.M. vinyl seven-inch singles to be released worldwide December 9 by Capitol/I.R.S. The singles feature replicated original picture sleeve art and labels, including two U.K. releases making their U.S. vinyl seven-inch debuts: “Finest Worksong” / “Time After Time” (live) and the double-pack single for “Wendell Gee” with “Crazy,” “Ages of You,” and “Burning Down.”

Plus, NOFXThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [Soundtrack]Beck, Red FangGhostface KillahYesJohnny GillThe BannerBitch WitchExecrationMatt PryorPrhyme and The Music of Grand Theft Auto V: Limited Edition LP Collection [Box Set]


Bonobo releases his new vinyl EP Flashlight which contains the title track along with Pelican and Return To Air.

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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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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