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New Release Round-Up 05-20-16


New Releases Fri 20 May
 


BOB DYLAN - Fallen Angels - Sony
Fallen Angels is the 37th studio album from Bob Dylan. Featuring twelve classic American tunes written by some of music's most acclaimed and influential songwriters including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn And Carolyn Leigh the album showcases Dylan's unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader. The Jack Frost-produced album marks the first new music from the artist since his 2015 release, Shadows In The Night, which also showcased Dylan's interpretations of classic American songs. That album reached the Top 10 in seventeen countries, including #7 in the U.S., with #1 debuts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and Norway.

ERIC CLAPTON - I Still Do - Bushbranch / Surfdog
Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his 23rd studio album I Still Do, released on his Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records. Clapton and Johns who has also produced albums for The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who most famously worked together on Clapton's iconic Slowhand album, which is RIAA-certified 3x-platinum and topped charts globally. The 12-track record includes some original songs written by Clapton. This album follows his last release, the 2014 chart-topping Eric Clapton & Friends: The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale.

ARIANA GRANDE - Dangerous Woman - Republic
Republic Records releases Ariana Grande's 3rd Album Dangerous Woman. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum superstar was recently awarded with the 2016 Kids Choice Awards for Female Singer. The album features the two hits, Dangerous Woman and Be Alright.

BLAKE SHELTON - If I'm Honest - Warner Bros
If I'm Honest is Blake Shelton's 10th studio album. It was again produced by Scott Hendricks, and features 15 brand new songs, including the already Top 10 single; "Came Here To Forget", as well as "Friends" from the film Angry Birds and the Gwen Stefani duet "Go Ahead And Break My Heart". The initial run of 200K CD's will feature a 3D/Lenticular cover.

MUDCRUTCH - 2 - Reprise
Mudcrutch release their second album entitled "2" on Reprise Records. The album is the follow up to the band's 2008 eponymous debut which Rolling Stone called "a country-rock instant classic" in a rave four star review. The new album is produced by band members Tom Petty and Mike Campbell with Ryan Ulyate. All members of Mudcrutch contribute songs on their new album "2." The album includes seven originals written by Tom Petty, with band members Mike Campbell, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh and Benmont Tench composing one each.



ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Day Of The Dead
Yuna - Chapters
Sick Puppies - Fury
Brett Dennen - Por Favor
Saosin - Along The Shadow
Barenaked Ladies - BNL Rocks Red Rocks
Tiger Army - V
Richard Ashcroft - These People
David Bowie - Changesonebowie
Highwaymen - Live: American Outlaws
Phish - Hoist [2LP]
Gruesome - Dimensions Of Horror
Weekend Nachos - Apology
Car Seat Headrest - Teens Of Denial
No Sinner - Old Habits Die Hard
Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts
Quaker City Night Hawks - El Astronauta





& More .....

Phil Collins - You've Been In Love (That Little Bit Too Long) [Remastered]
Rebelution - Lay My Claim
Let's Eat Grandma - Eat Shiitake Mushrooms
Roisin Murphy - Ten Miles High
Minor Victories - Breaking My Light












UPCOMING RELEASES

DIERKS BENTLEY - Black

DIERKS BENTLEY - BlackDIERKS BENTLEY - Black - Capitol NashvilleDIERKS BENTLEY - Black
Multi-PLATINUM selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has never had to follow trends; he challenges them and creates his own. On the heels of a career album earning critical acclaim, commercial success and an armful of Grammy, CMA and ACM nominations, Bentley continues one of the most interesting journeys in country music with the newest mile-marker, his eighth studio album Black (Capitol Records Nashville) set for release on May 27. 
Early Listen Available Video Available 


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LACUNA COIL - Delirium

LACUNA COIL - DeliriumLACUNA COIL - Delirium - Century MediaLACUNA COIL - Delirium
"Delirium" will be released on May 27 through Century Media. The CD was recorded at BRX Studio in Milan between December 2015 and February 2016. The effort was produced by Lacuna Coil bassist and main songwriter Marco "Maki" Coti-Zelati, with engineering by Marco Barusso and additional assistance from Dario Valentini. Coti-Zelati also created the artwork for "Delirium", which is based on an atmospheric session captured by Italian photographer Alessandro Olgiati.
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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Schoolkids Records returns to Chapel Hill!

Schoolkids Has Purchased CD Alley, Will Change Names March 1

Posted by on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 5:08 PM

On to record store No. 3: Schoolkids' Stephen Judge - FILE PHOTO BY JUSTIN COOK
Come March 1, CD Alley—the cozy, narrow Chapel Hill record shop that Ryan Richardson has owned and operated since 2006—will not be CD Alley. Schoolkids Records, which left Chapel Hill in 2008, will make its return to the college town at CD Alley’s West Franklin Street location. This will bethe third Schoolkids.

Several factors compelled Richardson’s decision. For one, the store’s ten-year term is coming to an end shortly, and he figured “ten years felt like the right amount of time.” The agreement with Judge arrived just in time. With Richardson starting accounting school in May, the store would have closed for good in the next few months, anyway.

Salvaging CD Alley’s legacy—and bringing Schoolkids back to Chapel Hill—were important to Schoolkids owner Stephen Judge.

“There’s a lot of history there,” he says. “I grew up in Rocky Mount. When I came up for Carolina football games with my friends, we would always stop by Schoolkids. It was just part of the ritual.”

Eight years ago, as general manager at Redeye Distribution in Haw River, Judge fought strenuously to keep Schoolkids from leaving Chapel Hill, whether by himself or with the help of his employers at Yep Roc and Redeye. In the end, he felt it was too risky to take on by himself. When Richardson discussed wanting to sell CD Alley, he was determined to make it work this time.

“It’s always something that stuck in my side,” he says. "This is me setting things right."

The transition will be smooth and devoid of hoopla, says Judge, whose other Schoolkids locations are in Raleigh and Durham. There won’t even be any new signage. Initially, the only significant change that shoppers can expect will be less frequent sightings of Richardson at the front desk. But the store’s other staff will remain on board.

Richardson came to the store as an employee in 2000 and bought it six years later. He never planned to do it forever.

“I’ve known all along that I couldn’t do this for the rest of my career,” he says. “I was going to have to change tracks at some point. I felt like, if I was gonna go back to school, I’d better do I before I let too much more time get away from me.”

While he says he still enjoys his work, Richardson admits it takes more and more to keep up.

“If there was one thing I don’t enjoy about it as much anymore, it’s just trying to stay ahead of the curve. But all in all, it’s still a lot of fun,” he says. “If you could have told me I’d own a shop on Franklin Street for ten years, I’d say that sounds like a dream come true.”

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