New Release Round-Up 07-29-22
Whiskey Myers - Tornillo - Wiggy Thunp Records
For genre-bending band Whiskey Myers, 2019’s self-titled and self-produced album offered a watershed moment. With Rolling Stone declaring them “the new torch bearers for Southern music” in a story titled “How Whiskey Myers Won Over Mick Jagger and Made the Album of Their Career;” and the project debuting atop both the Country and Americana album charts, the band celebrated mainstream success a decade in the making. Now, after spending 21 days isolated at the 2,300-acre Sonic Ranch studio deep in the heart of their native Texas, just miles from the U.S./Mexico border, the Gold-certified renegades have doubled down on what they do best: sharing honest truths with no-holds-barred instrumentation, letting the self-produced music speak for itself. Yet with Tornillo, named for the border town that is home to the pecan orchard-filled recording complex and released this week via their own Wiggy Thump Records with distribution by Thirty Tigers, the six-piece band has taken their solid decade-plus foundation and pushed themself to further explore new sonic landscapes.
Ateez - The World EP.1 : Movement - KQ Entertainment
Global sensation Ateez is back to begin a new journey with the first album in a new series, [The World EP.1 : Movement]. Praised for high-octane performances and bold musical stylings, ATEEZ sold 1.86 million albums in 2021 to firmly plant their name on the charts. ATEEZ also went on their first arena world tour "THE FELLOWSHIP : BEGINNING OF THE END" in 2022, meeting 150,000 fans from their kick off in Seoul, followed by five American cities and finishing with dates in five European countries. ATEEZ made history by being the first K-pop act to start a European arena tour after the pandemic. Having just wrapped up their search for precious [TREASURE], and a feverish journey in [ZERO : FEVER], ATEEZ unveils a powerful new concept in their next release [THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT] calling for change in our conformist reality.
Maggie Rogers - Surrender - Capitol
GRAMMY® Award- nominated artist/producer/songwriter Maggie Rogers new album, Surrender, will be released this week via Capitol Records. Co-produced Kid Harpoon (Florence + the Machine, Harry Styles) and Rogers, Surrender is the follow-up to Heard It in a Past Life, Rogers’ massively beloved 2019 debut album, which entered Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart at No. 1 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Praised by the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, TIME Magazine, and many others, Heard It in a Past Life landed Rogers a nomination for Best New Artist and went on to amass over one billion combined global streams.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Beyonce - RENAISSANCE
Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: III. The Fall
Ithaca - They Fear Us [Indie Exclusive Alternate Sleeve Recycled Color LP]
Various Artists - ELVIS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus: Remastered
Jim James - Regions Of Light And Sound Of God
Dance Gavin Dance - Jackpot Juicer [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow with Red & Black Splatter 2LP]
Eddie Vedder - Earthling [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blue/Black Marble LP]
The Heavy Heavy - Life And Life Only EP
Amanda Shires - Take It Like A Man [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Hayley Kiyoko - PANORAMA
ENHYPEN - MANIFESTO : DAY 1 [M Ver.]
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole: 25th Anniversary [2CD]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Welsh LP]
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick: 50th Anniversary Edition
Fear Factory - Soul Of A New Machine: 30th Anniversary Edition [Deluxe 3LP]
& More .....
Paul McCartney - McCartney I / II / III - Capitol
The eponymous solo albums written, performed, and produced by Paul McCartney from 1970, 1980, and 2020. Includes 3 LPs on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with 3 limited edition photo prints and an introduction from Paul housed in a beautiful slipcase box.
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Noise and Flowers - Reprise
Neil Young + Promise of the Real announce a new live album, Noise and Flowers, that captures the group in all their glory on their 2019 European tour. The release will be accompanied by a similarly titled concert film that’s included in the album’s 2xLP+CD Deluxe Edition. Noise & Flowers documents a 9-date tour that began just two weeks after Young’s lifetime friend and manager of more than 50 years, Elliot Roberts, passed away at age 76. Performing alongside a photograph of Roberts taped to his road case, Young approached each show as a celebratory memorial service to honor his late friend. It’s a trek the legendary singer/songwriter describes as “wondrous.”
The Interrupters - In The Wild - Hellcat Records
After three studio albums and over a decade deep into the music game, The Interrupters deliver their new album, In The Wild. This 14-track opus is the real deal; it’s a story of survival, a story of resilience, by a band being bold and rejecting the easy impulses of simply repeating what’s worked before. Together during lockdown, Aimee Interrupter, partner and guitarist Kevin Bivona, and his younger twin brothers, Jesse (drums) and Justin (bass), decided to put idle hands to work. After building a home studio in their garage together, Kevin stepped up and took charge of production duties to become “the accountable one” this time around. The record took shape in an unforced and organic fashion, and the recording process was evidently a fun one, which is reflected in the sound of the album, gliding across a spectrum of breathless punk rock, doo-wop, gospel, dancehall, and the band’s customary nods to the lineage of two-tone. It’s further evidenced in the uplifting spirit and the glittering rollcall of guests (Tim Armstrong, Rhoda Dakar, Hepcat, The Skints) involved too. Thanks to the cocoon of the intimate environment they’d built and relaxed working practices, the results made for the most personal Interrupters album to date, as well as being the one all four feel most connected to.