New Releases — July 24, 2015

Kasey Chambers – Bittersweet CD (Sugar Hill)
Pulling together a superb studio band to record the album, Bittersweet features Bernard Fanning on acoustic guitar, keyboard, piano, background vocals and lead vocals on the title track; Ashleigh Dallas on banjo, fiddle, mandolin and background vocals; Dan Kelly on electric and acoustic guitar and background vocals; Matthew Engelbrecht on bass and flugal horn and Declan Kelly on drums, percussion and vibes, Bill Chambers contributes background vocals. Sticking to her trademark no-nonsense live recording style, Kasey and the band recorded the album in just seven days in April this year.

Ducktails – St. Catherine CD/LP+MP3 (Domino)
The latest album by the solo project of Real Estate’s Matt Mondanile is filled with his baroque pop flourishes and layered with his soothing, but sharp vocals. Recorded in Los Angeles and Berlin and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Beck, FIDLAR), St. Catherine is a complex, moody work filled with yearning and lots of the gorgeous melodic fretwork for which Mondanile has become well known for with his work in Real Estate.

Eleventh Dream Day – Works For Tomorrow CD/LP+MP3 (Thrill Jockey)
On Works For Tomorrow Jim Elkington (Tweedy, Steve Gunn) joins Rick Rizzo, Janet Bean (Freakwater), Mark Greenberg (The Coctails), and Doug McCombs (Tortoise, Brokeback, Pullman). This is the first time since 1994 that Eleventh Dream Day has recorded with a second guitarist. The album was recorded and mixed at Wilco’s renowned Loft Studio and Mayfair Recordings. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of July 13-19, 2015

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1. Jason Isbell- Something More Than Free
2. Tame Impala- Currents
3. Neil Young & Promise Of The Real- Monsanto Years
4. Miles Davis- Miles Davis At Newport ’55-’75
5. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
6. Iron & Wine / Ben Bridwell- Sing Into My Mouth
7. Refused- Freedom
8. Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit & Think & Sometimes I Just Sit
9. Aphex Twin- Syro
10. Bikini Kill- First Two Records

VINYL
1. Jason Isbell- Something More Than Free
2. Tame Impala- Currents
3. Brand New- Deja Entendu
4. Jamie XX- In Colour
5. Alabama Shakes- Boys & Girls
6. Ryan Adams- 10 Songs From Live At Carnegie Hall
7. Alt-J- An Awesome Wave
8. Death Cab For Cutie- Plans
9. Pink Floyd- Dark Side Of The Moon
10. Brand New- The Devil & God Are Raging Inside Of Me

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New Releases — July 17, 2015

Bassnectar – Into The Sun 2xCD (Amorphous)
On Into The Sun, Bassnectar delivers 16 new pieces of amorphous music — a diverse journey through sparkling melodic downtempo to shimmering hype music to mutated indie rock re-cuts to renegade deep house caught in a trap to blistering bass music explosions — plus a continuous mix bonus disc of all original songs and remixes entitled Mixtape 13.

The Bird & The Bee – Recreational Love CD/LP (Rostrum)
The fourth album from the bird and the bee, Recreational Love, came to life over a half-decade of songwriting and recording. “We didn’t mean to take so long but life ended up getting in the way, in a great way,” says vocalist Inara George, who formed the Los Angeles-based duo with multi-instrumentalist Greg Kurstin in 2005.  With a hint of R&B adding some warm grooves this time around, Recreational Love captures the easy intimacy of their collaboration and lets listeners slip into the band’s own charmed and secret world.

The Chemical Brothers – Born In The Echoes CD/2xLP (Astralwerks)
“Collaborators return for Born In The Echoes, the pair’s eighth album and first since Further. But here the Brothers largely bend the singers to their will, their voices subservient to the power of the songs. St Vincent’s contribution to ‘Under Neon Lights’, for example, is chilling (‘And she moves to suicide / In and under neon lights’), her voice eventually cut to electronic shreds and fed stuttering back into the mix like a malfunctioning car alarm. But the real highlights are those that sound least like anything the Chems have done previously, as they burrow further down the rabbit hole, emerging somewhere between early Pink Floyd, minimal techno oddball Ricardo Villalobos and experimental London electro group White Noise, who formed in 1968” – NME. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds four bonus tracks. Continue reading

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Jason Isbell Test Pressing Giveaway

isbell-something-more-than-freeJASON ISBELL RELEASE PARTY ON JULY 17
Jason Isbell’s new album “Something More Than Free” will be released Friday, July 17. We know that there are plenty of Jason fans in Central Kentucky so we’ll be playing the album throughout the day and giving away a rare autographed test pressing of the album to a lucky customer. Also, take your photo with our Jason Isbell standee (!) and post it to social media (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) for your chance to win a Martin acoustic guitar – use the hashtag #sometimesmartinsarefree – the most creative/fun picture wins!

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Top Selling Music, Week of July 6-12, 2015

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1. Kacey Musgraves- Pageant Material
2. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
3. Neil Young & Promise Of The Real- Monsanto Years
4. Between The Buried & Me- Coma Ecliptic
5. Leon Bridges- Coming Home
6. Pokey Lafarge- Something In The Water
7. Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit & Think & Sometimes I Just Sit
8. Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
9. St. Paul & The Broken Bones- Half The City
10. Willie Nelson/ Merle Haggard- Django & Jimmie

VINYL
1. Brand New- Deja Entendu
2. Ryan Adams- Ten Songs From Live at Carnegie Hall
3. Courtney Barnett- Sometimes I Sit & Think & Sometimes I Just Sit
4. Grateful Dead- American Beauty
5. Cage The Elephant- Thank You Happy Birthday
6. Kacey Musgraves- Pageant Material
7. Van Halen- Fair Warning (reissue)
8. Van Halen- Diver Down (reissue)
9. Rush- Permanent Waves
10. Tallest Man On Earth- Dark Bird Is Home

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