Music Releases 02-26-21
Life Is Not A Lesson
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Way Down In The Rust Bucket [4LP]
For Those That Wish To Exist
Shake Your Money Maker (2020 Remaster)
...Is a Real Boy (IEX)
Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - Demos
Electrically Possessed (Switched On Volume 4) [3LP]
That’s Life [LP]
Anywhere But Here
Working With God
The Shadow I Remember
Escape Of The Phoenix (Clear Red Vinyl)
Nature Always Wins [Deluxe 2LP]
Mouse On Mars
Single Album [LP]
Music Releases 03-05-21
This is the second volume of the Neil Young Archives. A series of box sets produced by Neil Young that provide a definitive, comprehensive chronological record of his entire body of released work.
This box set spans the years 1972 through 1976, a productive and prolific period for Neil that included the release of the classic albums On The Beach, Tonight’s The Night and Zuma. Homegrown is part of this history as well. The collection features many unreleased songs, plus unreleased alternate versions, different mixes, rare and live tracks from Neil Young solo, and with bands Crazy Horse, The Stray Gators, The Santa Monica Flyers and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
PEACEMEAL is yet another reinvention for Ron Gallo. Gallo exits the noisy confines of the garage and goes outside where there’s no limit to embracing all aspects of himself. The result is a colorful hodgepodge of 90’s hip-hop, r&b, weirdo pop, jazz, and punk. The sounds change, but the sense of humanity and humor is the common thread in all of Gallo’s music. Mostly written and recorded during a period of self-isolation in summer 2019, it’s an uncanny foreshadowing of the global situation that was to come and give all the songs a new meaning. This is feel-good music that attempts to confront and understand human existence. Ron Gallo just wants to be himself, destroy expectations and encourage you to do the same in a world that does just about everything to try and box us in - Now, eat before it gets cold!
Adult Mom began as the solo project of Stevie Knipe in a Purchase College dorm room in 2012, and now falls between the playful spectrum of solo project and collaborative band with beloved friends and musicians Olivia Battell and Allegra Eidinger.
On Driver, Adult Mom’s third studio release, Stevie Knipe delves into the emotional space just beyond a coming-of-age, where the bills start to pile up and memories of college dorms are closer than those of high school parking lots. Like so many other twenty-somethings, Adult Mom’s third LP seeks to answer the age old question: what now?
With an actualized sound, Adult Mom has arrived to soundtrack the queer rom-com they’ve been dreaming of since 2015. Driver incorporates an expert weaving of sonic textures ranging from synths and shakers to ‘00s-inspired guitar tones which convey a loving attention to detail.
Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird will be teaming up for a new release called "These 13" on 3/5. It is a little bit folk, a little bit gospel, a little bit bluesy, a little bit Hank, a little bit hill country, but most emphatically, it is all heart. Andrew Bird and Jimbo Mathus have climbed the height of their creative ladders in this collection of soul-strung songs, both lyrically and musically, a synchronicity between the two that feels joined in some special imaginative place that can only be visited by the best of songwriters. All songs written and performed by Andrew Bird + Jimbo Mathus. Album was produced by Mike Viola
Conduit is the South Dakota legend's first studio album since 2012's Gestalt, making Conduit their 5th studio album to come. Having been in the scene since 2003, the band has toured all over the world with iconic acts including The Goo Goo Dolls, The Plain white T's, Motion City Soundtrack, The Juliana Theory, Secondhand Serenade, Ryan Cabrera, and The Academy Is as well as appearances at Emo Nite.
There are only a handful of living musicians who can continually reinvent themselves year after year, and even fewer still who can claim to have maintained equal degrees of innovation and excellence across a career spanning decades.
Pat Metheny is one of the few artists in the world who can lay claim to such a description. On his latest album, Road To The Sun, Pat Metheny surprises us once again with his seemingly endless ability to harvest new vistas while retaining the instantly recognizable Metheny sound.
With two major new works, performed by five of the world ́s leading guitarists, Metheny charts a new way of obliterating boundaries between genres while simultaneously unveiling new facets of an already expansive personal language.
Grammy-winner Jason Vieaux, described by NPR as “perhaps the most precise and soulful classical guitarist of his generation” was tapped by Metheny to perform his four-movement solo guitar suite Four Paths Of Light.
The centerpiece of this landmark recording is Road To The Sun, a six-movement piece for fellow Grammy-award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet LAGQ – Metheny describes them as “one of the best bands in the world”.
In the end, Road To The Sun is nothing if not another truly great Pat Metheny record. It will rank alongside Secret Story, Bright Size Life, 80/81,One Quiet Night, Still Life (talking), Song X, and all the rest as being yet another unexpected and almost willfully inscrutable plot twist, inevitable to a genre with only one common element: Metheny himself.
Gothenburg indie-folk quartet, Maple & Rye debut album 'For Everything' consists of vocal harmonies & powerful melodies are interspersed with bombastic drums, danceable rhythms & grand choruses. Parallel with a brittleness & inwardness that contrasts with the joy & dance. It is music that changes from playfulness to intimacy & emotion. Their musical inspiration is drawn from a broad palette from blues & funk to rock and folk-pop, although the main influences are the members' own emotional lives.
The first Gillian Welch & David Rawlings collaboration to feature both of their names, All The Good Times, a collection of 10 acoustic covers recorded at home, received a 2021 Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. After a devastating tornado ravaged Nashville in the Spring of 2020 making their studio unusable, immediately followed by a global pandemic shutting down their community and touring livelihood, Welch and Rawlings were able to find the inspiration to set up recording equipment in their home living room and record ten performances on their reel-to-reel of some of their favorite songs from the likes of John Prine (“Hello In There”), Bob Dylan (“Abandoned Love”), Norman Blake (“Ginseng Sullivan”), and more. According to Uncut magazine, “The 10-song collection is the equivalent of being welcomed into Welch and Rawlings’ living room and the pair treating you to a private recital. In other words, it doesn’t get much better than this.”
For the last decade, the Swedish sleaze-punk influenced metal outfit Sister have been earning the reputation of being one of the most intense and memorable live experiences of our time. Sister deliver raw, heavy and energetic punk-metal and have made themselves a name by releasing critically acclaimed albums and by making numerous tours all over Europe, including touring with reputable hard rock and metal bands such as U.D.O, Skid Row, Wednesday 13 and Hardcore Superstar.
Coming 2 America: Music from the Motion Picture is the soundtrack to the highly anticipated sequel of the iconic film Coming to America. The soundtrack creates a new era for Coming to America fans with 3 new tracks from YG feat. Big Sean; Bobby Sessions feat. Megan Thee Stallion; and John Legend & Burna Boy feat. Nile Rodgers while tapping into nostalgia with classic covers from superstars such as: Teyana Taylor, Tiwa Savage, Public Enemy, and special guests featured in the film.
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Rhythms of Zamunda: Music Inspired by Coming 2 America yields a blend of 16 original tracks embodying the opulent countries and cultures of Pan-Africa. Boasting a wide range of superstars from across the continent, Rhythms of Zamunda features South African superstars; Nasty C’s “Black and White” featuring Ari Lennox; “Skeletun” from Tekno; Tiwa Savage’s “Dangerous Love”, and many more.
K-Pop's new diva, found in the jewelry box called `Querencia'.
Divas have a very special presence in the history of Korean popular music.
Kim Choo-ja, the most famous singer of the "Team Shin Jung-hyeon" that opened a new paradigm for psychedelic rock and soul in the late 1960s, presented radical and sensual charisma like Janis Joplin and Betty Davis. Kim Wan-sun led the age of the new wave K-Pop in the 80s and brought new wave rock and synthpop into the mainstream, opening a new era of never-before-seen dance music. The emergence of Uhm Jung Hwa led to even more trendy visuals and sensual music in the 90s, Lee Hyori brought authentic hip-hop and R&B into the mainstream, and BoA changed the paradigm for K-Pop by taking a leap as a global pop star. All divas deserve to be remembered as historical events that created turning points of the ages.
So who is the diva that will carry on this legacy in the current K-Pop scene? Seldomly occurring in the idol market that has been reestablished in group units over the past few years, CHUNG HA rose as a performer to capture the public's heart with her explosive energy, while making a name for herself as a solo vocalist with a captivating voice, proving her own potential with her career. Through collaborations with artists that belong to various music scenes and genres, from idols to R&B/hip-hop artists, and 88rising's Rich Brian, CHUNG HA has broadened her horizon and evolved. Her first official full-length album "Querencia" shows even bolder directionality and richer details in her musical endeavor.
Her official 21-track album encompasses various contemporary pop and dance music styles that cross the boundaries of house, Latin, afrobeat, and bass. "Querencia" is divided into four chapters based on the jump-off points of conceptual tracks in the themes of Noble, Savage, Unknown, and Pleasures. While the contrast of opposing and intense concepts that each of the chapters symbolize are grossing genres, they constitute CHUNG HA's artistic identity as she completes her own universe through complex and diverse narratives of emotion.
- Box w/ Sticker
- Magazine (Photo + Lyric Book / 240 pages)
- Envelope + CD (21 Tracks)
- Invoice Paper (Album Review) - Liner Notes
- Mini Poster - 1 of 2 available posters random
- Photo Cards - 4 of 8 available cards random
A guitarry hybrid of AZ's edgy rock/soul/r'n'b sound. Grooving good times, acerbic exchanges overheard in the street, shifts in community, the losses you will carry always, dark recesses late at night that echo with a wonder you've never felt before. Life! All instruments played by AZITA; the wackest, most AZITA-harmonious sounding pop album yet.
Music Releases 03-12-21
The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy (Red w/ Black & White Splatter)
Tripping With Nils Frahm
Polydans [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Red LP]
The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers
The Paper Kites
The Pet Parade
Gang Of Four
A History Of Nomadic Behavior
Dead Poets Society
Jack M. Senff
These Northwood Blues
Lake Street Dive
Help Me, Help You [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear With Pink/Purple LP]
Charles Lloyd & The Marvels
Tone Poem (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) [2 LP]
Living Off Xperience [Red 2 LP]
Godzilla's / Eatin' Dust / + 4
Under The Guillotine
When It's All Said And Done... Take Time