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  • New Release Round-Up 10-12-18



    New Releases 12 October 2018

    David Bowie - Loving The Alien (1983-1988) - Rhino
    David Bowie: 4. Loving The Alien (1983-1988) is the fourth boxed set spanning his career from 1969 and the follow-up to the awarding winning and critically acclaimed David Bowie: 1. Five Years (1969 – 1973), David Bowie: 2. Who Can I Be Now? (1974 – 1976) and David Bowie: 3. A New Career In A New Town (1977 – 1982). David Bowie: 4. Loving The Alien (1983-1988) features material officially released by David Bowie between 1983 and 1988 including newly remastered studio albums ‘Let’s Dance’ (remaster overseen by Nile Rodgers), ‘Tonight’ (remaster overseen by Hugh Padgham) and ‘Never Let Me Down’, the live albums ‘Serious Moonlight’ from 1983 (previously unreleased) and ‘Glass Spider’ from 1987, and the exclusive new compilation ‘RE:CALL 4’ featuring single versions and edits, soundtrack music and non-album B-sides. Also included exclusively is a brand 2018 version of the 1987 album ‘Never Let Me Down’ co-produced and mixed by Mario McNulty. David had already discussed this in 2008 with Mario McNulty so ‘Never Let Me Down (2018)’ is a much darker album with additional production by Mario and new live drums by Sterling Campbell, new guitars by Reeve Gabrels and David Torn plus a string quartet. The album will also feature new artwork with photography from the original session by Greg Gorman. The album ‘Dance’ was scheduled for 1985 but was never released and never will be, however we have used the artwork for ‘Dance’ for this set for an album which contains 12 original extended remixes from across the three studio albums plus ‘Underground’.

    Tom Morello - The Atlas Underground - Mom + Pop Music
    Tom Morello is living proof of the transformative power of rock’n’roll. As the co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets Of Rage, and through collaborations with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Johnny Cash, he has continually pushed the limits of what one man can do with six strings. But on his latest album The Atlas Underground, he’s transformed his sound into something even he could not have anticipated, blending Marshall stack riff-rock with the digital wizardry of EDM and hip-hop to create the most ambitious artistic effort of his storied career. The Atlas Underground includes collaborations with Marcus Mumford, Portugal. The Man, the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and GZA, Vic Mensa, K.Flay, Big Boi, Gary Clark Jr., Pretty Lights, Killer Mike and Whethan among others. “The riffs and the beats led the way, but the extraordinary talents of the collaborators set my creativity into uncharted territory,” says Morello of the project, which will be released by Mom + Pop Music.

    Elvis Costello & The Imposters - Look Now - Concord Records
    Recorded in Hollywood, New York City and Vancouver, British Columbia, 'Look Now' is beautiful in its simplicity, reflective in its lyrical vision, surrounded by melodies and orchestrations that are nothing short of heavenly. It's the first album Costello has made with The Imposters since the 2008 release of 'Momofuku' and his first new album since the acclaimed 2013 Roots collaboration, 'Wise Up Ghost'. 'Look Now' is an outstanding 12-strong addition to his song catalogue. Most of the titles were written solely by Elvis Costello although, 'Don't Look Now' and 'Photographs Can Lie' were co-written with Burt Bacharach, who makes a guest appearance, leading The Imposters from the piano for those two ballads. The album was co-produced by Elvis and Sebastian Krys - the Latin Grammy Producer of the Year for 2007 and 2015, whose love and understanding of music spans both hemispheres.

     

    Atreyu - In Our Wake

    Atreyu - In Our WakeAtreyu - In Our WakeAtreyu - In Our Wake - Spinefarm
    Following a short hiatus Atreyu returned firing on all cylinders with Long Live during 2015. It crashed the Top 30 of the Billboard Top 200 and earned widespread acclaim. The band sold out countless headline shows in addition to sharing the stage with everyone from Slipknot to Linkin Park. After a 2 year tour cycle for Long Live, Atreyu regrouped in Southern California for what would become offering number seven, In Our Wakereuniting with producer John Feldmann who famously helmed Lead Sails Paper Anchor.

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    Justin Courtney Pierre - In The Drink

    Justin Courtney Pierre - In The DrinkJustin Courtney Pierre - In The DrinkJustin Courtney Pierre - In The Drink - Epitaph
    It's been a couple of years since we heard from Justin Courtney Pierre. When we last left off, his celebrated rock band Motion City Soundtrack decided to take a hiatus following a victory lap in support of their sixth album, Panic Stations. This culminated with a Riot Fest performance and a sold-out, career-spanning show at The Metro in Chicago in September of 2016. In reality, what he's been doing lately hasn't been terribly exciting bio fodder: He's been in Minneapolis, mowing the lawn, cultivating tomatoes, taking care of his daughter and figuring out who he is if he isn't the guy fronting Motion City Soundtrack. “I guess the jumping off point for this album was that I wanted to see if I could just write everything myself and perform as much of it as I could,” Pierre says of the impetus for his first solo album, In The Drink. When it came to recording the songs, it made perfect sense to enlist longtime collaborator and Motion City Soundtrack guitarist Josh Cain to produce In The Drink. “Working with Josh on this album was super fun because we have been working together for 20 years and basically share a brain. But it didn't have the same dynamic of Motion City Soundtrack in the sense that at the end of the day I got to call all the shots,” Pierre says. Musically, In The Drink sees Pierre evoking his usual influences like Pavement, Superchunk, The Flaming Lips, Jawbox, Fugazi, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana, more Jawbox, Tom Waits, The Carpenters and Eddie Money, but through his own unique perspective and sung via his instantly recognizable tenor. From the quirky, anthemic pop of “Anchor” or “I Don't Know Why She Ran Away” to more moody, darker material such as “Moonbeam” (which features guest vocals from Jenny Owen Youngs) and the experimental closer “Goodnight Hiroyuki,” the album is Pierre at his most unfiltered and the results are sublime (even if it sounds nothing like Sublime).

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    John Hiatt - The Eclipse Sessions

    John Hiatt - The Eclipse SessionsJohn Hiatt - The Eclipse SessionsJohn Hiatt - The Eclipse Sessions - New West Records
    The Eclipse Sessions, John Hiatt’s newest album, offers up his strongest set of songs in years. Long celebrated as a skilled storyteller and keen observer of life’s twists and turns, Hiatt can get at the heart of a knotty emotion or a moment in time with just a sharp, incisive lyric or witty turn of phrase. The 11 tracks presented in The Eclipse Sessions, from the breezy opener “Cry to Me,” to the stark “Nothing in My Heart,” the lost-love lamentation “Aces Up Your Sleeve” to the rollicking “Poor Imitation of God,” demonstrate that the singer-songwriter, now 66, is only getting better with age, his guitar playing more rugged and rootsy, his words wiser and more wry. Hiatt goes all in with The Eclipse Sessions. There’s a grit to these songs—a craggy, perfectly-imperfect quality that colors every aspect of the performances, right down to Hiatt’s vocals, which are quite possibly his most raw and expressive to date. “They ain’t pretty, that’s for sure,” he says about the creaks and cracks that punctuate his phrases in songs like “Poor Imitation of God” and “One Stiff Breeze.” “But I don’t mind a bit. All the catches and the glitches and the gruffness, that sounds right to me. That sounds like who I am.” The Eclipse Sessions is the sound of an artist not only living in but also capturing the moment.

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    Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Rocket

    Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - RocketEdie Brickell and New Bohemians - RocketEdie Brickell and New Bohemians - Rocket - Verve Forecast
    Thirty years ago, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians exploded out of Dallas and became an international sensation with their double-platinum debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, featuring the Top Ten hit, “What I Am.” Now, the group returns with Rocket, their first new music in a dozen years—and as the title indicates, they remain a propulsive and unclassifiable force, a whirlwind of musical ideas and styles. Rocket is released via Verve Forecast.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Travis Scott - Astroworld
    Kurt Vile - Bottle It In
    Lupe Fiasco - Drogas Wave
    St. Vincent - Masseducation
    Colter Wall - Songs Of The Plains
    Blues Traveler - Hurry Up & Hang Around
    The Helio Sequence - Keep Your Eyes Ahead: Deluxe Edition
    New West Records 20th Anniversary
    Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Wasteland
    The Hate U Give [Soundtrack]
    Peter Holsapple Vs. Alex Chilton - The Death Of Rock
    Eric Clapton - Happy Xmas
    Young The Giant - Mirror Master
    Evanescence - Synthesis Live [Limited Edition CD+Blu-ray]
    Graham Parker - Cloud Symbols
    Young Jesus - The Whole Thing Is Just There

    & More .....

    Saves The Day - Kerouac & Cassady
    The Ar-Kaics - No Vacancy
    Whitey Morgan - Just Got Paid
    The Struts - Fire (Part 1)
    The Glands - So High / Electricity
    Weezer - Can't Knock The Hustle












     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Jason Isbell - Live From The Ryman

    Jason Isbell - Live From The RymanJason Isbell - Live From The RymanJason Isbell - Live From The Ryman - Southeastern Records
    Live From The Ryman was primarily recorded during the group's six sold out nights at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium in 2017. The album features 13 live versions of songs from their last three critically acclaimed, award-winning studio albums - Southeasten (2013), Something More Than Free (2015), The Nashville Sound (2017). Available on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Green Vinyl.

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    Greta Van Fleet - Anthem Of The Peaceful Army

    Greta Van Fleet - Anthem Of The Peaceful ArmyGreta Van Fleet - Anthem Of The Peaceful ArmyGreta Van Fleet - Anthem Of The Peaceful Army - Republic
    Modern Rock N’ Roll band Greta Van Fleet to release highly anticipated new album, Anthem Of The Peaceful Army, on 10/19 via Lava Records. Album includes current single “When The Curtain Falls,” which is approaching top 5 airplay at Active Rock radio and is building at Alternative radio. They will re-launch their nearly sold out headlining tour on 9/11 in Canada. Greta Van Fleet recently set a record as the first band in 15 years to hit #1 airplay at Active Rock radio with 2 consecutive singles!

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    Buxton - Stay Out Late

    Buxton - Stay Out LateBuxton - Stay Out LateBuxton - Stay Out Late - New West Records
    Stay Out Late is ultimately, the end result of understanding who we are, and more importantly, who we are not. This will be our 15th year as a band, and our 5th record overall. In the years preceding the making of this record, we all had to define what it meant for us to be happy making music. There are certain mechanisms and tropes we all fall into as a result. And as hard as we may try to emulate what we consider to be higher art, or rather, classic music; we always end up with a Buxton record. Sergio couldn't write for almost 2 years after 'Half A Native'. The answers to "why" had run dry. We all saw each other, hung out and everything was like normal. I can't really pinpoint the moment it all made sense again. The question had suddenly changed to "why not" and we were back in the studio making demos. There was a lurking sense that nobody would ever hear these songs, and that lead to a sort of creativity I'm not sure we'd really experienced before. All ideas were on the table, and more importantly they stayed on the table. There are a handful of truly great masterpieces and the attempt of achieving that is one of the most daunting and exhausting pursuits any artist can take on. In the van we're constantly educating ourselves and finding new and in many cases old points of inspiration. Whether it be Mark Hollis, HC McEntire, Mickey Newbury or rediscovering the genius of Bette Midler, we find ourselves at the mercy of our own limitations of expression. Yet somehow in our most vulnerable project, we're simultaneously the most comfortable in our skin as we've ever been. The core of this record is about being in it for the long haul, looking back, and being able to accept it all.  We can only hope that the listener can in some way share and make tangible the joy that went into making this record.

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    Doe Paoro - Soft Power

    Doe Paoro - Soft PowerDoe Paoro - Soft PowerDoe Paoro - Soft Power - Epitaph
    Transforming pain into transcendence is the genius of many pop artists, but Doe Paoro brings an entirely new depth to that process. On her third album Soft Power, the L.A.-based singer/songwriter digs into her own frustration and anguish, and ultimately comes away with a newfound strength that’s profoundly inspiring. Soft Power thus bears a raw vitality that marks a major departure from Doe’s previous album. Naming Carole King among her inspirations, Doe notes that the new record’s more urgent feel comes partly from reconnecting with the instinctive approach of her earliest songwriting. Throughout the album, Doe infuses her songs with a rebellious spirit. A passionately charged track about misogyny, “Guilty” blends cascading guitar lines with sharply cutting lyrics (I know I’m not the first / that you made defend her word). “Over” brings classic girl-group harmonies and smoldering vocal work to speak to the song’s central question: Now that I’m older / does it get easier / to get over? Several songs also confront the notion of setting boundaries, with “Projector” centering on “the refusal to let someone else superimpose their story onto yours” and “Walk Through the Fire” emerging as a brutal testament to the fact that “self-examination is ultimately a solo job – and there’s no easy way to do it”. The result is an album that’s undeniably potent in its emotional impact. “One thing I’ve continued to find through writing songs is the ability to alchemize painful experiences into something that’s useful and healing”, says Doe. “For me that’s the highest purpose of music—both in terms of what it offers to me and what I wish to offer to others”. 

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    Beta Radio - Ancient Transition

    Beta Radio - Ancient TransitionBeta Radio - Ancient TransitionBeta Radio - Ancient Transition - Nettwerk Records
    North Carolinian duo Beta Radio's Ancient Transition - their debut on Nettwerk Records - captures the band's signature blend of organic sounds, delicate synths, and disarmingly beautiful harmonies. The album is a reflection on home and its many different meanings, the wholeness that comes with having a sense of home and the tumult that can come with lacking one.

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    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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  • New Release Round-Up 10-05-18



    New Releases 05 October 2018



    Twenty One Pilots - Trench
     - Fueled By Ramen
    Twenty One Pilots shook the world with the release of their 2015 LP BLURRYFACE, an album that would go on to sell over 7 million copies worldwide and earn the band their first ever GRAMMY® Award as they shattered longstanding chart records, and captivated audiences worldwide on sold-out arena runs and at international festivals. Now three years later, the duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun have returned to write the next chapter of their story with Trench, the band's highly anticipated new studio album. TRENCH finds Twenty One Pilots fearlessly reimagining the possibilities of their music through the same candid expression and genuine identity that helped to cement their place as one of the largest bands in the world. Also available on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Olive Green Vinyl.


    John Lennon - Imagine: The Ultimate Collection

    John Lennon - Imagine: The Ultimate CollectionJohn Lennon - Imagine: The Ultimate CollectionJohn Lennon - Imagine: The Ultimate Collection - Capitol
    This week, Universal Music celebrates the apex of John Lennon’s solo career with a six-disc box set, Imagine: The Ultimate Collection. This historical, remixed and remastered 140-track collection is fully authorised by Yoko Ono Lennon who oversaw the production and creative direction. Spread across four CDs and two Blu-ray discs, this truly unique expanded edition offers a variety of listening experiences that are at once immersive and intimate, ranging from the brand new Ultimate Mixes of the iconic album, which reveal whole new levels of sonic depth, definition and clarity to these timeless songs, to the Raw Studio Mixes that allow listeners to hear Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band’s original, unadorned performances, to enveloping 5.1 surround sound mixes, and a Quadrasonic Album Mix, presenting the original four speaker mix remastered in Quadrasonic sound for the first time in nearly fifty years. This ultimate deep listening experience, which features scores of previously unheard demos, rare outtakes and isolated track elements, also includes The Evolution Documentary, a unique track-by-track audio montage that details the journey of each song from demo to master recording via instructions, rehearsals, recordings, multitrack exploration and studio chatter. The comprehensive nature of the full Imagine – The Ultimate Collection is the absolute best representation of a career artist working at the top of his creative game.  Imagine will also be released in concurrent multiple physical and digital configurations including as a 2CD Deluxe Edition, 1CD remaster, and 2LP 180 gram heavyweight black vinyl edition.

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    Jim James - Uniform Clarity

    Jim James - Uniform ClarityJim James - Uniform ClarityJim James - Uniform Clarity - Verve
    Jim James returns with Uniform Clarity, the My Morning Jacket front man’s second solo album of 2018, produced by Grammy-award winning producer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War On Drugs).  Uniform Clarity explores the acoustic side of the songs on June’s Uniform Distortion with an intimateness rarely felt in recorded music. Check out Uniform Distortion on CD / LP / Indie Exclusive LP.

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    Eric Church - Desperate Man

    Eric Church - Desperate ManEric Church - Desperate ManEric Church - Desperate Man - EMI Nashville
    “Desperate Man” Eric Church's first single off the new album is currently in the Country Radio charts at #15.  Co-written by Church with Texas musician Ray Wylie Hubbard as well as collaborating with producer Jay Joyce.  The CMA Award winning singer won the Album of the Year in 2016 for Mr. Misunderstood and has reached Platinum status.  It included the hit singles- Mr. Misunderstood, Record Year, Kill A Word, and Round Here Buzz. Desperate Man contains 11 Tracks. “Excitement for new music from my favorite artists is a feeling I can remember from my formative years. The unknown and the possibilities of the anticipation are one of the true joys of music,” shares the North Carolina native. “Well, even though how we discover songs from our favorite performers may have evolved, the feeling remains the same.”



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    Ron Gallo - Stardust Birthday Party

    Ron Gallo - Stardust Birthday PartyRon Gallo - Stardust Birthday PartyRon Gallo - Stardust Birthday Party - New West Records
    Stardust Birthday Party is about human evolution. Specifically, one humans evolution: mine, Ron Gallo. That’s the name my parents gave me. Hi. At one point, I was a very lost mid-twenties person living in Philadelphia, in a relationship with someone struggling with mental health issues and crippling heroin addiction. I was asleep. I didn’t know how to handle my life. I was also writing songs for HEAVY META - my “frustrated with humanity” album. I laugh about it all now, but at the time it all felt like an absolute nightmare. It was the perfect doorway to look inside the place I’d been avoiding forever: myself. Stardust Birthday Party is about what is happening underneath all of this life stuff. My path inward. The details of my path are pointless because everyone’s path is different. It is about me sitting with myself for the first time and confronting the big question “WHAT AM I, REALLY?” It’s about the love and compassion for all things that enters when you find out you are nothing and everything. I think at one point I wanted to change the world, but now I know I can only change myself, or rather just strip away everything that is not me to reveal the only thing that’s ever been there. And that’s what this album is about, it’s me dancing while destroying the person I thought I was, and hopefully forever. In the liner notes of John Coltrane’s album A Love Supreme (which we pay tribute to on this album) he wrote: “During the year 1957, I experienced, by the grace of God, a spiritual awakening which was to lead me to a richer, fuller, more productive life. At that time, in gratitude, I humbly asked to be given the means and privilege to make others happy through music.” That’s it. That is the pure essence of creativity. Someone embodying what they have realized about themselves and the world that surrounds them. That is why this album exists. Thank you for letting me share this with you. Ron Gallo.  Also available on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Birthday Cake Vinyl.
     
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    Joe Strummer - Joe Strummer 001 - Ignition Records
    First ever, career-spanning, definitive compilation of Joe Strummer’s work, comprising 32 tracks. Includes solo tracks as well as tracks with The Mescaleros, the 101ers and more. 4LP vinyl package contains 20 released and 12 previously unreleased tracks plus a bonus 12" of "U.S. North" - a Strummer/Jones song from 1986.

    Kristin Hersh - Possible Dust Clouds - Fire Records
    A highly personalised sociopathic gem delivered as a futuristic rewriting of how music works, a melodious breeze with a tail wind of venomous din. A ten-track album, her tenth studio set. Enveloping the juxtaposition of the concept of dark sunshine , a brooding solo record creating with friends to expand her off-kilter sonic vision; a squally, squeaky mix of discordant beauty. Feedback and phasing gyrate from simply strummed normality, imagine Dinosaur Jr and My Bloody Valentine cranking up a Dylan couplet. Messing with both extremes of the sonic spectrum: atonal and arrhythmic, a unique sound and a glorious return to form for one of alternative rock's true innovators. Sometimes the most subversive thing I can do musically is adhere to standard song structure, sometimes the creepiest chords are the ones we've heard before, twisted into different shapes, and sometimes a story is lived a thousand times before we can ride it like a roller coaster. Nothing wholly unfamiliar is gonna make you look twice. When you can describe a record as being deceptively anything, you're hinting at the sociopathic nature of music. Something I love. Imagine truly buying your own sunshine and charm, but also your darkness and violence; the two sides of your psychology showing each other off in relief. Songs can do that...we can't, really. Darkness we've seen. Kristin Hersh, July 2018

    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Coheed & Cambria - The Unheavenly Creatures
    A Star is Born (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    KT Tunstall - Wax
    Fucked Up - Dose Your Dreams
    Steve Perry - Traces
    Molly Burch - First Flower
    Kristin Hersh - Possible Dust Clouds
    Phosphorescent - C’est La Vie
    Tall Heights - Pretty Colors For Your Actions
    Cat Power - Wanderer
    The Paper Kites - Deluxe Double Edition [2LP]
    Echo & The Bunnymen - The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon
    Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Poor Until Payday
    Grateful Dead - Road Trips Vol. 4 No. 1--Big Rock Pow-Wow '69
    Windhand - Eternal Return
    Modest Mouse - This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing to Think About [Limited Edition Pink LP]
    Soccer Mommy - Clean [Limited Edition Pink LP]
    El-P - Cancer 4 Cure [Limited Edition Pink LP]

    & More .....

    Soccer Mommy - I'm On Fire / Henry
    Jason Isbell - Cover Me Up
    Dave Davies - This Precious Time (Long Lonely Road)
    Richard Ashcroft - Born To Be Strangers
    Mandolin Orange - Time We Made Time












     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Justin Courtney Pierre - In The Drink

    Justin Courtney Pierre - In The DrinkJustin Courtney Pierre - In The DrinkJustin Courtney Pierre - In The Drink - Epitaph
    It's been a couple of years since we heard from Justin Courtney Pierre. When we last left off, his celebrated rock band Motion City Soundtrack decided to take a hiatus following a victory lap in support of their sixth album, Panic Stations. This culminated with a Riot Fest performance and a sold-out, career-spanning show at The Metro in Chicago in September of 2016. In reality, what he's been doing lately hasn't been terribly exciting bio fodder: He's been in Minneapolis, mowing the lawn, cultivating tomatoes, taking care of his daughter and figuring out who he is if he isn't the guy fronting Motion City Soundtrack. “I guess the jumping off point for this album was that I wanted to see if I could just write everything myself and perform as much of it as I could,” Pierre says of the impetus for his first solo album, In The Drink. When it came to recording the songs, it made perfect sense to enlist longtime collaborator and Motion City Soundtrack guitarist Josh Cain to produce In The Drink. “Working with Josh on this album was super fun because we have been working together for 20 years and basically share a brain. But it didn't have the same dynamic of Motion City Soundtrack in the sense that at the end of the day I got to call all the shots,” Pierre says. Musically, In The Drink sees Pierre evoking his usual influences like Pavement, Superchunk, The Flaming Lips, Jawbox, Fugazi, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Nirvana, more Jawbox, Tom Waits, The Carpenters and Eddie Money, but through his own unique perspective and sung via his instantly recognizable tenor. From the quirky, anthemic pop of “Anchor” or “I Don't Know Why She Ran Away” to more moody, darker material such as “Moonbeam” (which features guest vocals from Jenny Owen Youngs) and the experimental closer “Goodnight Hiroyuki,” the album is Pierre at his most unfiltered and the results are sublime (even if it sounds nothing like Sublime).

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    Atreyu - In Our Wake

    Atreyu - In Our WakeAtreyu - In Our WakeAtreyu - In Our Wake - Spinefarm
    Following a short hiatus Atreyu returned firing on all cylinders with Long Live during 2015. It crashed the Top 30 of the Billboard Top 200 and earned widespread acclaim. The band sold out countless headline shows in addition to sharing the stage with everyone from Slipknot to Linkin Park. After a 2 year tour cycle for Long Live, Atreyu regrouped in Southern California for what would become offering number seven, In Our Wakereuniting with producer John Feldmann who famously helmed Lead Sails Paper Anchor.

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    John Hiatt - The Eclipse Sessions

    John Hiatt - The Eclipse SessionsJohn Hiatt - The Eclipse SessionsJohn Hiatt - The Eclipse Sessions - New West Records
    The Eclipse Sessions, John Hiatt’s newest album, offers up his strongest set of songs in years. Long celebrated as a skilled storyteller and keen observer of life’s twists and turns, Hiatt can get at the heart of a knotty emotion or a moment in time with just a sharp, incisive lyric or witty turn of phrase. The 11 tracks presented in The Eclipse Sessions, from the breezy opener “Cry to Me,” to the stark “Nothing in My Heart,” the lost-love lamentation “Aces Up Your Sleeve” to the rollicking “Poor Imitation of God,” demonstrate that the singer-songwriter, now 66, is only getting better with age, his guitar playing more rugged and rootsy, his words wiser and more wry. Hiatt goes all in with The Eclipse Sessions. There’s a grit to these songs—a craggy, perfectly-imperfect quality that colors every aspect of the performances, right down to Hiatt’s vocals, which are quite possibly his most raw and expressive to date. “They ain’t pretty, that’s for sure,” he says about the creaks and cracks that punctuate his phrases in songs like “Poor Imitation of God” and “One Stiff Breeze.” “But I don’t mind a bit. All the catches and the glitches and the gruffness, that sounds right to me. That sounds like who I am.” The Eclipse Sessions is the sound of an artist not only living in but also capturing the moment.

    Early Listen Available  Video Available

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    Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Rocket

    Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - RocketEdie Brickell and New Bohemians - RocketEdie Brickell and New Bohemians - Rocket - Verve Forecast
    Thirty years ago, Edie Brickell and New Bohemians exploded out of Dallas and became an international sensation with their double-platinum debut album, Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars, featuring the Top Ten hit, “What I Am.” Now, the group returns with Rocket, their first new music in a dozen years—and as the title indicates, they remain a propulsive and unclassifiable force, a whirlwind of musical ideas and styles. Rocket is set for release on October 12 via Verve Forecast.

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  • Win Paul McCartney TIckets!!

    Struck out trying to buy McCartney tickets for his SOLD OUT show in Raleigh, NC?

    Don't worry! Your friends at Schoolkids Records have got you covered!

    Folks, yes that is right, you are reading the headline correct. 

    Schoolkids Records is proud to announce that we have a pair of FREE tickets to see the legend himself, Sir Paul McCartney in Raleigh, NC on May 27th, 2019!

    As you may have heard, the former Beatle himself is coming to Raleigh to the PNC Arena.  It will be his first performance in the Triangle in almost 20 years! Tickets sold out immediately so this is a very special promotion.

    Dare we say the best in Schoolkids Records 44 year history!? We think so!

    Here are the show details:

    Paul McCartney - Freshen Up

    @ the PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

    Monday May 27th 2019 @ 8pm

    To be eligible to win, all you have to do is buy Paul's new album entitled "Egypt Station".

    You can buy it on CD* or Vinyl LP*


    * this contest is online ONLY not eligible for purchase or pick-up in the store!

    Contest Starts:

    NOW! Thursday, Sept 13th

    Contest Ends:

    Monday, Sept 17th, 8am EST.  

    Note: You can still buy the CD and LP after 8am EST but those orders will not be eligible to win the tickets

    Winners will be contacted via email.

    Note: as mentioned above, this is an online ONLY contest. We did this as we expect high demand, supplies are limited at the store and since Hurricane Florence is pounding down off our coast and the next few days are very tentative weather wise, we wanted to reward folks by making this easy, you do not have to leave your home or office to win!

    All physical orders of the CD or LPs will be in shipped to you directly (whatever address you put into the "ship-to" of your order) they are coming straight from the distributor, the eligible titles will not be available in our physical stores in Raleigh and Chapel Hill so do not stop by the store to pick them up or ask the stores for assistance.

    (see below for contact info if you have any questions)

    of course this is:

    While supplies last.

    You can buy the record for a friend, family member or loved one and have it shipped directly to them, but whatever physical address and email is on the billing statement of the credit card (ie: Bill-to) is where we will select the winner. 

    The winner will be selected at random and contacted directly.

    You can buy the CD, LP from the Schoolkids Records App  Available NOW! on both the
     Apple App Store and Google Play Stores

    OR directly off our website at: http://www.schoolkidsrecords.com.

    (Direct links are below!)

    Note: buying a different McCartney album, the digital download album or individual tracks from our website does not make you eligible for the contest. 

    You may enter multiple times if your heart desires.

    Quanity ordered = number of ballots entered into the contest.

    ok so read everything and understand now? good.  

    HERE IS HOW TO WIN TICKETS!!

    Here are the links to enter to win and buy the latest Paul McCartney album "Egypt Station":

    clickPaul McCartney "Egypt Station" CD $13.99 (plus shipping)

    and/or click: Paul McCartney "Egypt Station" 2xLP $34.98 (plus shipping) 

    and please if you want extra clout: Get the Schoolkids Records App here!

     Apple App Store and Google Play Stores

    If you have any questions or problems, please refrain from calling the stores, email us at: schoolkidsrecordsnc@gmail.com and we will get back to you ASAP.

    Thanks and good luck!!

    Your friends @ Schoolkids Records

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  • Ten Bands One Cause

    Ten Bands One Cause 2018

    Four years ago, the charity initiative Ten Bands One Cause began with a diverse array of artists releasing 10 albums in limited quantities on pink vinyl with the goal of raising awareness for Gilda’s Club NYC, a charity that provides free support for everyone living with cancer along with their families and friends.

    The Ten Bands One Cause program, which includes notable past participants Run The Jewels , Red Hot Chili Peppers , Sturgill Simpson , Jason Isbell , The Black Keys , and Anthrax , coincides with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Since 2014, nearly $200,000 has been raised for Gilda’s Club NYC.

    Starting on Vinyl Tuesday September 25th and running through October 26th , The Orchard will release a fifth annual run of pink vinyl, featuring titles by Silversun Pickups, Modest Mouse, Local Natives, Black Moth Super Rainbow, EL-P, Tyler Childers, Soccer Mommy, Daryl Hall & John Oates, The All-American Rejects and The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack. These limited releases will be available for purchase at vinyl-selling music retailers nationwide, and proceeds benefit Gilda's Club NYC.

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  • Build Your Record Collection

    BUILD YOUR RECORD COLLECTION



    "whenever I walk into somebody's house and they have a fantastic book or record collection, I'm like 'WOW, how cool!' it's just a beautiful thing. If I walk into somebody's house and they have no books or records its like 'whoa, what do you do for fun?'"
    - musician, Marty Willson-Piper


    There are not too many things better than a well rounded, beautifully curated record collection.  In this day and age of 'all things digital' it seems to be more appreciated than ever.  its a real treat to share with friends, family and colleagues and a constant conversation stimulator.  Even after 40 years of collecting records I am still on the eternal search to have the 'ultimate' collection, and although so much of it comes down to each of our own tastes, all music lovers can agree that the eternal search for the perfect collection is a fun but never-ending search.  Over the last 10+ years, we have seen so many people fall back in love with buying music. No matter if its CDs, Vinyl, Cassettes or Digital, it has been a fun transition to watch.  

    Therefore, starting this year we have decided to unveil a new program here at Schoolkids.  Hopefully it will be as fun for you as it is for myself and my staff.  We are calling it "Build Your Record Collection" and every single month during the year, we will focus our efforts on one particular genre of music (which can be vague, yes we know) but we plan to build an end cap in the store (and online) and offer our insights on many of the 'classic' titles of said genre via our media site, Blurt Online. 

    Obviously there will be tremendous amount of room for debate, that's not what we are here to discuss, its merely for someone who may just be starting out and want to dive in and need some direction. This journey never ends, in fact its more for myself to rediscover music as I love music of all types, not just one type and I assume many of you are the same.  We plan to keep this going every year and will go deeper and deeper in the future and welcome all of your feedback. We want to make this fun. 

    Therefore, with no further ado, let's get this started!



    For the month of Jan, where else do we start?  If you know anything about music you know that it all starts with The Blues.   Here is an editorial curated by our own Fred Mills on our Magazine site: Blurt Online.


    Here are THE BLUES titles we are featuring this month
    @ Schoolkids Records!

    you may purchase them in the store OR here online, CD, Vinyl, and Digitally!
    (of course if the format is in print)



    And Our Monthly Feature..

    HOW TO BUILD A RECORD COLLECTION, Part 1: THE BLUES

    Coming in Feb: 
    Rhythm & Blues, Soul & Funk

    Schoolkids Records is also a record label, for more information visit our label page here:
    Schoolkids Records - Label


    here are our current releases:

    Out Now
    :
    Bettie Serveert "Damaged Good" (RSD LP) * few copies left! BUY | STREAM
    The Veldt "Symmetry b/w Slow Grind (RSD 7")" * few left! BUY | STREAM
    The Veldt "The Shocking Fuzz of Yr Electric Fur (CD, LP, Dig) BUY | STREAM
    Happy Abandon "Facepaint" (CD, LP, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Tracy Bonham: Modern Burdens (CD, LP, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Richard Lloyd: The Radiant Monkey (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Richard Lloyd: The Cover Doesn't Matter (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    6 String Drag - High Hat (Reissue) (CD, LP, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Richard Lloyd - Field of Fire (Deluxe) (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM 
    Richard Lloyd - The Jamie Neverts Story (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM

    Marty Willson-Piper Catalog (Digital Only)
    Marty Willson-Piper - In Reflection BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Live From The Other Side BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Hanging Out In Heaven BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Live at The Fine Line Cafe BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Live at The Knitting Factory BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Spirit Level  BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Rhyme BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Art Attack BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Pegasus EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - I Can't Cry EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Lucious Ghost EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Questions Without Answers EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - She's King EP BUY | STREAM
    Noctorum - Honey Mink Forever BUY | STREAM
    Noctorum - Offer The Light BUY | STREAM
    Noctorum - Sparks Lane BUY | STREAM
    Seeing Stars - Seeing Stars BUY | STREAM

    Coming Soon:
    1/26/18: Dumptruck - Wrecked (CD, Digital) Pre-order CD  
    1/26/18: Amigo - "And Friends" (CD, LP, Digital) Pre-order CD | Pre-order LP
    2//2/18: Angie Aparo - Life Is A Flower, Life Is A Gun (CD, Digital)
          (stream "Bicycle Kings" now!) 
    3/2/18: Buffalo Tom - Quiet & Peace (CD, LP, Digital) 
          Pre-Order CD | Pre-Order LP (stream "All Be Gone" now!) 
    3/9/18: 6 String Drag - Top Of The World (CD, LP, Digital) 
           Pre-Order Coming Soon!! 

    all of our catalog can be purchased at 
    Schoolkids Label Store Direct.

    We are very proud to announce the first ever Schoolkids Records App!
    Available NOW! on both the
     Apple App Store and Google Play Stores


    Download Now! 

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  • Announcing the Schoolkids Records App!

    We are very proud to announce the first ever
    Schoolkids Records App!
    Available NOW! on both the
     Apple App Store and Google Play Stores


    Download Now!

    Three killer features on the first launch of our App:

    - You can also buy any active physical CD, LP, DVD and more,  regardless of whether we have them in stock or not! and have the titles shipped directly to your home! You can also buy digital downloads for any album available and receive it instantly. 

    - Keep up with new releases, special sales, all of our features titles for the month and more!

    - You can scan any item in our three stores and the app will immediately stream the album.

     

              
     

    Schoolkids Records is also a record label, for more information visit our label page here:
    Schoolkids Records - Label


    here are our current releases:

    Out Now
    :
    Bettie Serveert "Damaged Good" (RSD LP) * few copies left! BUY | STREAM
    The Veldt "Symmetry b/w Slow Grind (RSD 7")" * few left! BUY | STREAM
    The Veldt "The Shocking Fuzz of Yr Electric Fur (CD, LP, Dig) BUY | STREAM
    Happy Abandon "Facepaint" (CD, LP, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Tracy Bonham: Modern Burdens (CD, LP, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Richard Lloyd: The Radiant Monkey (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Richard Lloyd: The Cover Doesn't Matter (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    6 String Drag - High Hat (Reissue) (CD, LP, Digital) BUY | STREAM
    Richard Lloyd - Field of Fire (Deluxe) (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM 
    Richard Lloyd - The Jamie Neverts Story (CD, Digital) BUY | STREAM

    Marty Willson-Piper Catalog (Digital Only)
    Marty Willson-Piper - In Reflection BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Live From The Other Side BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Hanging Out In Heaven BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Live at The Fine Line Cafe BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Live at The Knitting Factory BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Spirit Level  BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Rhyme BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Art Attack BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Pegasus EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - I Can't Cry EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Lucious Ghost EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - Questions Without Answers EP BUY | STREAM
    Marty Willson-Piper - She's King EP BUY | STREAM
    Noctorum - Honey Mink Forever BUY | STREAM
    Noctorum - Offer The Light BUY | STREAM
    Noctorum - Sparks Lane BUY | STREAM
    Seeing Stars - Seeing Stars BUY | STREAM

    Coming Soon:
    1/26/18: Dumptruck - Wrecked (CD, Digital) Pre-order CD  
    1/26/18: Amigo - "And Friends" (CD, LP, Digital) Pre-order CD | Pre-order LP
    2//2/18: Angie Aparo - Life Is A Flower, Life Is A Gun (CD, Digital)
          (stream "Bicycle Kings" now!) 
    3/2/18: Buffalo Tom - Quiet & Peace (CD, LP, Digital) 
          Pre-Order CD | Pre-Order LP (stream "All Be Gone" now!) 
    3/9/18: 6 String Drag - Top Of The World (CD, LP, Digital) 
           Pre-Order Coming Soon!! 

    all of our catalog can be purchased at
    Schoolkids Label Store Direct.

    Contact Label | Visit Store | Visit Label 

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  • Schoolkids T-Shirts Now Available!

    Wear the shirt that both Zach Galifianakis and Bon Iver wear with pride! Makes the perfect holiday gift!

        Carol Van Dijk of the Dutch-band Bettie Serveert (on Schoolkids Records - label) rocks out with the classic Schoolkids Records Tee (photo by Tinca Veerman)

    Our "classic" fish logo design in colors: Green, Purple, Red and Pink.  Also available in Carolina Blue at the Chapel Hill location only. Sizes S, M, L and XL. Some XXL available in limited colors.

    Also available our limited edition 80's retro shirts.  Two styles to choose from! Hats will be back in touch soon!

    Shirts are $13.99 plus shipping, hats are $19.99. 

    if you are interested, just drop us an email at: schoolkidsrecordsnc@gmail.com letting us know the color, size and style you are looking for and we'll work out the rest

    thanks!

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Music Releases 10-12-18

Artist Title Price
Travis Scott Astroworld New CD: $12.96
Tom Morello The Atlas Underground [LP] New Vinyl: $26.98
Video
Kurt Vile Bottle It In [LP] New Vinyl: $29.98
Atreyu In Our Wake [LP] New Vinyl: $25.98
Video
Lupe Fiasco Drogas Wave New CD: $16.98
Justin Courtney Pierre In The Drink New CD: $11.98
Video
St. Vincent Masseducation [LP] New Vinyl: $22.98
Colter Wall Songs Of The Plains [LP] New Vinyl: $18.98
John Hiatt The Eclipse Sessions [LP] New Vinyl: $28.98
Video
Edie Brickell and New Bohemians Rocket New CD: $13.95
Video
Blues Traveler Hurry Up & Hang Around [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
The Helio Sequence Keep Your Eyes Ahead: Deluxe Edition [LP] New Vinyl: $23.98
Various Artists New West Records 20th Anniversary [CD Box Set] New CD: $33.98
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats Wasteland [LP] New Vinyl: $25.98
Various Artists The Hate U Give [Soundtrack] New CD: $13.99
Peter Holsapple Vs. Alex Chilton The Death Of Rock [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
Eric Clapton Happy Xmas [2LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Young The Giant Mirror Master New CD: $13.98

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Movie Releases 10-12-18

Artist Title Price
Whitney Houston Whitney [Documentary] New Blu-Ray: $24.99
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley: The Searcher [Limited Edition DVD] New DVD: $45.99
Ant-Man [Movie] Ant-Man & The Wasp New Blu-Ray: $39.99
Evanescence Synthesis Live [Limited Edition CD+Blu-ray] New CD: $19.98

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