New Releases — October 20, 2017

CDs + Vinyl:

Brand New – Science Fiction CD/LP (PMTRAITORS, LLC)
Science Fiction serves as the long-awaited fifth full-length (and potentially final) album from cult Long Island band Brand New and their first since 2009′s Daisy. Produced by frequent collaborator Mike Sapone, the mythical and moody 12-track collection is a distinct chapter in the band’s shape-shifting career complete with compelling interludes, gripping lyrics, textured guitars and rollercoaster loud-soft dynamics. “It’s tough to put Science Fiction in immediate comparison with Brand New’s older LPs, though fans are undoubtedly already trying,” Billboard writes. “It’s better than Daisy, impossible to compare to the pop-punk simplicity of 2001′s Your Favorite Weapon, and once it’s fully sunk in (which could take another eight years), could be argued as 2003′s Deja Entendu and 2006′s The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me’s superior.” [Limited colored vinyl pressing also available.]

Bully – Losing CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)
While Bully’s 2013 debut Feels Like tumbled headlong into the precarious nature of Alicia Bognanno’s young adult life, its follow-up Losing is their first for Sub Pop (Bully’s sound is an outgrowth of the bands the label championed in the late ‘80s and ‘90s). Losing is a document of the complexity of growth: navigating breakups with sensitivity, learning not to flee from your troubles but to face them down no matter how messy they may be.

John Carpenter – Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 CD/LP/LP+7” (Sacred Bones)
As the director and composer behind dozens of classic movies, John Carpenter has established a reputation as one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of modern cinema, as well as one of its most influential musicians. The minimal, synthesizer-driven themes to films like Halloween, Escape From New York, and Assault On Precinct 13 are as indelible as their images. Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998 collects 13 classic themes from Carpenter’s illustrious career together on one volume for the first time.  [Deluxe colored vinyl pressing with bonus 7” single also available.] Continue reading

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Miski Dee of City Mouse solo in-store on October 19


Miski Dee of City Mouse (formerly of Lexington, now Los Angeles-based) will stop by CD Central on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6 pm for a free, all-ages performance prior to the full band show later that night at Best Friend Bar.  She’ll be playing some City Mouse songs along with songs from other projects
After releasing several singles over the years, City Mouse has just released their first full-length record Get Right on Southern California-based independent label It’s Alive Records. The new album, produced by Mass Giorgini (Screeching Weasel, Alkaline Trio, Rise Against), delivers on an emotional level that pushes and pulls at your heart with every note and word.

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Top Selling Music, Week of Oct. 9-15, 2017

1. Beck- Colours
2. Robert Plant- Carry Fire
3. Marilyn Manson- Heaven Upside Down
4. St. Vincent- Masseduction
5. Mastodon- Cold Dark Place
6. Prophets Of Rage- Prophets Of Rage
7. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
8. Pallbearer- Heartless
9. Nine Inch Nails- Add Violence ep
10. Knucklepuck- Shapeshifter

1. Beck- Colours
2. St. Vincent- Masseduction
3. Tyler Childers- Purgatory
4. War On Drugs- A Deeper Understanding
5. Circa Survive- Amulet
6. National- Sleep Well Beast
7. Black Dahlia Murder- Nightbringers
8. Pearl Jam- Let’s Play Two
9. Gary Clark Jr.- Live North America 2
10. Robert Plant- Carry Fire

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New Releases — October 13, 2017

Courtney Barnett / Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice CD/LP+MP3 (Matador)
Lotta Sea Lice is a conversation between friends Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, documented in raw, unvarnished song, brimming with personal history, crackling with energy and shot through with humor. What started as a loose plan to record a couple songs with no plans for release, turned into this full-length – “because the vibe was so strong,” says Vile.

Barr Brothers – Queens Of The Breakers CD (Secret City)
A collection of 11 hypnotically fluid songs that speak to the raw, elemental power of reflection, forgiveness, loss, and growing up. The record finds the band, featuring brothers Brad (guitar) and Andrew Barr (drums), and Sarah Page (harp), further on their thrilling path of exploring the outer limits of folk, blues, rock and Americana made north of the American border.

Beck – Colors CD/LP/2xLP (Capitol)
The last time the mass public got a glimpse of Beck, it was at the end of the 2015 Grammy Awards, when Prince was handing him an Album of the Year award for his meditative, mostly acoustic album Morning Phase. Few people knew, but at that time the artist was already two years into work on the follow-up which has taken two more years to complete. Possibly the most aptly titled work in Beck’s storied discography, Colors unfolds in an intoxicating rainbow of auditory tricks and treats, making it a summery smash for the fall season. In addition to the captivating piano-driven “Dear Life,” Colors includes both Beck singles that preceded it: a new mix of the psych-dance summer jam “Dreams” that NPR hailed as “urgently contemporary and irresistibly vintage” and the retro-futuristic earworm “Wow” that had Stereogum praising its “big, sweet incandescent hook” and Esquire rejoicing, “All hail the return of Party Beck.” Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Oct. 2-8, 2017

1. Van Morrison- Roll With The Punches
2. Wolf Alice- Visions Of A Life
3. Replacements- For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986
4. Queens Of The Stone Age- Villains
5. Propagandhi- Victory Lap
6. Pearl Jam- Let’s Play Two
7. Marilyn Manson- Heaven Upside Down
8. Black Country Communion- BCCIV
9. Killers- Wonderful Wonderful
10. Lucinda Williams- This Sweet Old World

1. Twin Peaks- Limited Series Score
2. Marilyn Manson- Heaven Upside Down
3. Twin Peaks- Music From Twin Peaks
4. Rolling Stones- From The Vault: Sticky Fingers Live at Fonda Theater 2015
5. Tyler Childers- Purgatory
6. Rolling Stones- Their Satanic Majesties Request
7. Replacements- For Sale: Live At Maxwell’s 1986
8. Tom Petty- Greatest Hits
9. Tom Petty- Full Moon Fever
10. Tom Petty & Heartbreakers- Damn The Torpedoes

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