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What's New 4-12-24

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Capitol

Don’t Forget Me’s 10 brisk, lightly rocking songs evoke the radio-friendly pop-rock of early-2000s Sheryl Crow or Jewel while sometimes looking further back to ’70s soft rock a la Carole King. It’s a breezy, contemplative soundtrack for the open road that captures the freedom of hitting the pavement and the dizziness of moving on.

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Tankcrimes

Lifeless Birth is a vision of what metal can be and do in 2024. It tears down old barriers and keeps those traditional elements that make it stronger while pivoting fluidly between technical intricacy, progressive poise and all-out brutality. Necrot continue their ascent to the forefront of American aural extremity.

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Virgin Music

Through an inimitable voice that the New York Times touts as, "a smooth, dark alto possessed of qualities you might associate with barrel-aged bourbon or butter-soft leather," acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Lizz Wright sings with a soaring reflection of the cultural fabric of America.

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Blue Note

One Deep River offers an unstoppable flow of future Knopfler (Dire Straits) classics, with their customarily learned lyrics and refined guitar textures. They draw on a lifetime of genre-crossing ingredients and influences in blues, folk, rock and beyond, and as usual, reveal their charms with unhurried grace and depth.

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New Release Round-Up 04-12-24

Maggie Rogers - Dont Forget Me

Maggie Rogers - Don't Forget Me - Capitol

Don’t Forget Me:

01 It Was Coming All Along
02 Drunk
03 So Sick of Dreaming
04 The Kill
05 If Now Was Then
06 I Still Do
07 On & On & On
08 Never Going Home
09 All the Same
10 Don’t Forget Me

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Maggie Rose - No One Gets Out Alive

Mark Knopfler - One Deep River - Blue Note

One Deep River offers an unstoppable flow of future Knopfler classics, with their customarily learned lyrics and refined guitar textures. They draw on a lifetime of genre-crossing ingredients and influences in blues, folk, rock and beyond, and as usual, reveal their charms with unhurried grace and depth.

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Tyler Hubbard - Strong

Tyler Hubbard - Strong - EMI Nashville

With more than 1 billion streams as a solo artist and two back-to-back #1 singles, Tyler Hubbard's sophomore solo album, Strong, features 13 brand-new songs, including "Back Then Right Now," "Turn" and "Wish You Would."

Phosphorescent - Revelator

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Beyoncé - COWBOY CARTER [2 LP]

Noah Kahan - Stick Season (We'll All Be Here Forever) [Black Ice 3 LP]

Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch - All of Us Strangers (Original Motion Picture Score) [LP]

Harold Land - The Fox [Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series LP]

Helenor - A public place [LP]

Leyla McCalla - Sun Without The Heat [LP]

Aaron Lee Tasjan - Stellar Evolution [LP]

Necrot - Lifeless Birth [Violet Purple LP]

Willie Colon - La Gran Fuga / The Big Break [180g LP]

Belmont - Liminal [Indie Exclusive Electric Blue & Violet Pinwheel LP]

girl in red - I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY! [Standard LP]

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT - Ghost Stories [LP]

Shabaka - Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace [LP]

Nia Archives - Silence Is Loud [LP]

Linkin Park - Papercuts [Indie Exclusive Black & Red Splatter]

James - Yummy [Marbled Red LP]

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

UPCOMING RELEASES

Pearl Jam - Dark Matter

Pearl Jam - Dark Matter - Republic Records


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What's New 4-5-24

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Verve

An album that speaks to “the grand sadness in life,” Revelator finds Houck further mastering his unique blend of ragged, experiment-y classicism intertwined with ethereal, lachrymose atmospherics. Houck sings from a woozy, worn headspace, but leads us to a place where dreams and reality mingle.

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Columbia

The second album since the departure of in-house expert Rostam Bastmanglij, Only God Was Above Us feels like a record made by a band once more comfortable in their skin while throwing in some pleasing new tricks. It’s a bold exploration of new sonic and lyrical territories, striking a balance between gritty realism and enduring hope.

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New West Records

Joe Pernice has been writing for a long time—most of his life, in fact—and has crafted a remarkable catalog that boldly reinterprets and recasts classic American pop. Who Will You Believe may be his most moving and nuanced album yet, showcasing a beautiful balance between sadness and moments of solemnity with warm humor and camaraderie.

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City Slang

Much of Sinkane's previous releases, it resists genre. It's pop. It's funk. It's electronic. It blends the gritty punk newness of a 70s and 80s New York with the steady, foundational soul of the rhythms of his native Sudan. It moves and travels through worlds and eras, through emotion and healing in, as Gallab puts it, his "love letter to Black music.”

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Nonesuch

While making Ohio Players, The Black Keys were also DJing dance parties in cities around the world, spinning 45s from their own eclectic and growing collections. The spirit of those parties infused Ohio Players’ DNA. “What we wanted to accomplish with this record was make something that was fun,” says Patrick Carney.

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Rounder

With her sophomore album Mantras, Pruitt looks inward to explore such matters as gender identity, self-compassion or the lack thereof, and the struggle for peace in times of chaos and uncertainty—ultimately arriving at a body of work that speaks to the strength in undoing harmful self-beliefs and fully living your truth.

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Strngr Recordings

Sonically bold and ambitious, fiercely literate and imagistic, these songs dance around their theme, flowing through peaks and troughs of fervent psych-pop. It’s the singular work of a group of musicians whose confidence and abilities have not only scaled the heights of their ambitions but outstripped them. Luck has little to do with it.

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Metal Blade

On The Tide of Death and Fractured Dreams, Ingested expand its creativity without sacrificing the ferocity that make it one of the most impressively destructive, technical death metal bands on the scene. This is proof that once Ingested sniff out a trail of musical blood, they ravenously follow it until they've uncovered a festering feast.

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New Release Round-Up 04-05-24

The Black Keys

The Black Keys - Ohio Players

Ohio Players is The Black Keys’ fourth album in five years, a momentum with a simple explanation, Auerbach says: “We never stopped recording.” There was his and Carney’s reunion, after a five-year hiatus, on 2019’s "Let’s Rock”, then the 2021 blast of Mississippi-hill-country covers, Delta Kream. A rapid-fire follow-up of new originals, 2022’s Dropout Boogie, featured the duo working with outside writers for the first time: Greg Cartwright of Memphis rockers Reigning Sound and Angelo Petraglia, who has worked with Kings of Leon and the teenage Taylor Swift. (Cartwright and Petraglia are back for Ohio Players too.)
“We'd never worked harder to make a record,” Dan Auerbach says. “It's never taken us this long to make an album. We took our time and did it right.”
 
“What we wanted to accomplish with this record was make something that was fun,” Patrick Carney says. “And something that most bands 20 years into their career don’t make, which is an approachable, fun record that is also cool.”
While making Ohio Players, a title inspired by the legendary Dayton, OH funk band of the same name, The Black Keys were also DJing dance parties in cities around the world that they called “record hangs,” spinning 45s from their own eclectic and growing collections. Mojo reports, “The spirit of those parties infused the album’s DNA. ‘That’s been the fun of it,’ [says] Auerbach. ‘Letting go a little bit.’” 

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Maggie Rose - No One Gets Out Alive

Maggie Rose - No One Gets Out Alive

On her most ambitious album yet, No One Gets Out Alive, singer-songwriter Maggie Rose proves she’s a true original. Though the electrifying record is her fourth release, in many ways it feels like her first. No One Gets Out Alive is a knockout career game-changer. Filled with deeply intimate, relatable songs that showcase her masterful storytelling, the album showcases her soulful, powerful voice and pulls you in immediately. Unencumbered by genre, No One Gets Out Alive reflects Maggie’s varied influences including rock, soul, Americana, pop and folk, all colliding for a deeply satisfying listen. Maggie Rose inhabits her music and distills it into something all her own. With unflinching honesty, she does everything authentically and completely.

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Phosphorescent - Revelator

Phosphorescent - Revelator

Revelator is an album that speaks to “the grand sadness in life” perennial Phosphorescent subject matter, by Matthew Houck’s estimation. In some ways, Revelator extends seamlessly from the story begun by Muchacho and continued by C’est La Vie. It finds Houck further mastering his unique blend of ragged, experiment-y classicism intertwined with ethereal, lachrymose atmospherics. Across Revelator, Houck sings from a woozy, worn headspace,
but leads us to a place where dreams and reality mingle.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Tori Kelly - TORI. [LP]

Conan Gray - Found Heaven (Blk) [Colored Vinyl] (Post) (Red) [Indie Exclusive]

Old 97’s - American Primitive [Green LP]

Vampire Weekend - Only God Was Above Us [Indie Exclusive Alternative Cover]

Niall Horan - The Show: The Encore [Red & Gold 2 LP]

Lil Dicky - PENITH (The Dave Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sea Blue / Baby Blue 2LP]

Katie Pruitt - Mantras [LP]

Grace Cummings - Ramona [Gold LP]

Pernice Brothers - Who Will You Believe [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Autographed LP]

Khruangbin - A LA SALA [Limited Edition Soleil LP]

Nick Finzer - Legacy

Luca D'Alberto - In Our Hearts [LP]

Tony Rice - Church Street Blues [LP]

Ol' Gorilla Bones - Revenge Vol. 2 [LP]

Kyle Kimbrell - Easy Truths [LP]

Palace - Ultrasound [Limited Edition Red LP]

Lo Moon - I Wish You Way More Than Luck [Indie Exclusive Onyx LP]

Celine Dion - MY LOVE Essential Collection [LP]

No Doubt - The Singles 1992-2003 [2 180g LP]

Mike Post - Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta [CD]

Wine Lips - Super Mega Ultra [Indie Exclusive Electric Yellow LP]

Iron Monkey - SPLEEN AND GOAD [LP]

The Libertines - All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Clear LP]

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

UPCOMING RELEASES

Maggie Rogers - Dont Forget Me

Maggie Rogers - Don't Forget Me - Capitol

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Maggie Rose - No One Gets Out Alive

Mark Knopfler - One Deep River - Blue Note


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Tyler Hubbard - Strong

Tyler Hubbard - Strong - EMI Nashville

Phosphorescent - Revelator

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What's New 3-29-24

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ATO

In the making of Notebook Fantasy, Chicano Batman worked with producer John Congleton (Erykah Badu, Death Cab For Cutie, St. Vincent) to double down on their hyper-creative tendencies and visionary impulses, discovering new dimensions of their prismatic music while infusing the lyrics with an unflinching honesty.

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Wichita Recordings

With nods to their earlier work, Ride’s 7th album contains some of the best songs they have ever written. It is a record in the old-school sense, a rich listen that flows from start to finish, at times urgent and formidable, at others wistful and melancholic. It’s a record about perseverance, sticking together, finding a way forward.

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New West Records

After two stellar albums co-produced by Brandi Carlile, the sisters assume production duties for the first time alongside John Paul White and Ben Tanner, crafting an uncluttered setting for their gentle folk-pop songs. Marked by insightful compassion and unflinching honesty, Mind, Man, Medicine feels like one vivid chapter in a gripping saga.

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Abeyance Records

That gorgeous voice of Shook, with its both hard and tender edge, full of experience and wisdom, is still much in evidence as it veers between world-weariness and hope, and the music is more polished and complex, whilst losing none of its hard edge. Revelations is an excellent entry into the canon of their work.

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Yep Roc

The Americana pioneer’s new album reconceptualizes the songs of Escovedo’s storied career. Songs range from his short-lived rock quartet Buick MacKane, rarities from his ‘80s alt-country outfit The True Believers, to the celebrated songs of his solo discography from his debut album all the way to his most recent sprawling masterpiece, The Crossing.

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Bloodshot

"I view my albums as collages, combining elements from punk, metal, blues, country, and bluegrass," explains Biram. With The One & Only, the singer once again proves to be an unstoppable force of unapologetic style and demonstrates his unique ability to live up to the traditions of rough-hewn, individualistic Texas-borne music.

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Rise Records

After calling it a day after 27 years together, Sum 41 will release a sprawling swan song of an album. The Heaven side pays homage to their earliest pop-punk days and the bands that inspired them, while Hell leans – literally – more heavily into the band’s metal influences. This is, without any shadow of a doubt, the album of their career. What a way to leave.

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