New Releases — August 28, 2015

Ahab – The Boats Of The Glen Carrig CD/2xLP (Napalm)
The Boats Of The Glen Carrig is a novel by William Hope Hodgson from 1907 that tells the gruesome story of survival after shipwreck – a fitting subject for the German funeral doom metal four-piece.

Ruby Amanfu – Standing Still CD/LP (Rival & Co.)
Standing Still, the new album from Nashville songbird Ruby Amanfu, was recorded live in just five days in a remote log cabin near Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. Upon arrival, the furniture was moved out and the six-piece band set up in the cabin’s picturesque great room. Producer Mark Howard strategically set up amps around the house in bedrooms, bathrooms, closets and even the basement. Candles were lit and incense burned, and the mood was set for Ruby to sing. The first single, “Shadow On The Wall”, was produced by special guest Patrick Carney (The Black Keys) and was mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, U2, Mark Ronson, Arcade Fire, Lana Del Rey, Amy Winehouse, The Black Keys).

Atlas Genius – Inanimate Objects CD (WB)
Produced by Atlas Genius and Frederik Thaae, Inanimate Objects is the follow-up to the band’s 2013 full-length debut, When It Was Now, which was hailed by Rolling Stone as a “spritely, melodic debut album.”

Beach House – Depression Cherry CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Fifth album from the Baltimore, MD duo of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. “If you view a band as a long-term artistic project, then Beach House have always been perfect. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally have done everything right: They’ve found the ideal balance of dim, lush tones; their sound progresses at a graceful, even clip; they leave just the right amount of time between albums. Even their name is perfect: Beach houses are rickety, inviting spaces that, by nature of their existence, live outside of time. If a beach house were to change noticeably—if that paperback you left there last May isn’t still sitting upside-down and open to the same page, gathering dust on the same shelf you left it—you’d be upset.” [BNM/8.4] — Pitchfork Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Aug. 17-23, 2015

1. Dr. Dre- Compton
2. Ancient Warfare- Pale Horse (local)
3. Wilco- Star Wars
4. Jason Isbell- Something More Than Free
5. Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
6. Ghost- Meliora
7. Mac Demarco- Another One
8. Grace Potter- Midnight
9. Bassnectar- Into The Sun
10. Johnny Conqueroo  (local)

1. Ancient Warfare- Pale Horse
2. Sword- High Country
3. Ghost- Meliora
4. Faith No More- Sol Invictus
5. Run The Jewels- Run The Jewels 2
6. Eric Church- Carolina
7. Weeknd- House Of Balloons
8. Neil Young & Promise Of The Real- Monsanto Years
9. La Luz- Weirdo Shrine
10. Rocky Horror Picture Show- Absolute Treasures

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New Releases — August 21, 2015

AFX – Orphaned Deejay Selek 2006-2008 CD/LP+MP3 (Warp)
For the first time since the Analord series released through 2003-2005 on his own Rephlex Records imprint, Richard D. James revises his legendary AFX guise with a collection of tracks for the alien dancefloor. “Appearing under the AFX sobriquet, last active a decade ago, the eight-track EP belies James’s reputation for fearsome abstruseness with almost 30 minutes of concise and entertaining music. It sets off at a gallop with an upfront series of techno tracks, all squiggly acid bleeps and fast bass; ghostly textures, like the horror-film keyboard effects in ‘serge fenix Rendered 2,’ add depth to the adrenalin rush. The pace slows in the latter stages, with James at one point coaxing from his computers a sound like rusty signs swinging in the wind, as though advertising (or satirizing) his status as the enigmatic hermit of electronic music.” – Financial Times Limited.

Battlecross – Rise To Power CD (Metal Blade)
Disinterested in simply recycling the ‘classic’ thrash sound, the Canton, MI quintet have consistently brought new fire, energy, and dynamics to their metallic assault, and with Rise To Power they raise the stakes once more.

Bon Jovi – Burning Bridges CD (Island)
Burning Bridges is Bon Jovi’s first album without founding member Richie Sambora, who left the band in 2013. According to Jon Bon Jovi, the album serves as a “fan record” to tie in with an accompanying international tour: “It’s songs that weren’t finished, that were finished, a couple of new ones.” The first single, “Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning,” was originally written during The Circle sessions but finally finished for this album. The second single, “We Don’t Run,” is a drum and bass driven rock song.. Unlike the previous single, this song was written exclusively for Burning Bridges.

Buckcherry – Rock N Roll CD (F-Bomb)
Seventh album by Los Angeles’ notorious, multi-platinum-selling rock band.

Crown – Natron CD (Candlelight)
Hissing electronics, charging guitars, and splashing cymbals of a minimal yet completely effective drum machine, Crown’s sound is further emboldened by a massive, oppressive bestial roar. Describing the band’s caustic music, Ave Noctum notes, “if Front 242 had been formed by members of Neurosis and Isis with lead weights chained to the guitar strings.”

Dangerdoom – The Mouse And The Mask [Reissue/2005] CD/2xLP (Lex)
10th Anniversary reissue of The Mouse and the Mask in original custom frosted plastic packaging. Guest features from Talib Kweli, Cee Lo Green, Ghostface Killah. “Insanely inspired…this stellar collaboration threatens to give underground synergy a good name.” – A.V. Club Continue reading

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Ancient Warfare In-Store Show, Saturday Aug. 22

ancientwarfareThe long awaited new album from Lexington’s Ancient Warfare, Pale Horse, is here, on both CD and vinyl. They’ll be gracing the CD Central stage on Saturday, August 22 at 2 p.m. for a free all-ages performance.
Pale Horse is the subject of a glowing review on Pitchfork this week:  “Ancient Warfare is a quartet based in Lexington, Ky. that trades in cinematic Americana. Focused around the songwriting, singing, and guitar playing of Echo Wilcox, Ancient Warfare take a well-worn form and invest it with some of the mystery of its best practitioners. From the start of the album, where a low guitar reverb effect leads to a quick pause before Wilcox simply sings the title word of the opening track, “Darlin’”, there’s a heavy-lidded mood at play the kind of slow intensity that can be terribly boring in the wrong hands, but The Pale Horse is immediately compelling.”  You can read the entire review here.
Ancient Warfare will also be playing at Cosmic Charlie’s on Friday, Aug. 21.  Be sure to catch both shows!

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Top Selling Music, Week of Aug. 10-16, 2015

1. Jason Isbell- Something More Than Free
2. Mac Demarco- Another One
3. Tame Impala- Currents
4. Gregg Allman- Gregg Allman Live: Back To Macon, GA
5. Chris Stapleton- Traveller
6. Amy Helm- Didn’t It Rain
7. Jovontaes- Electric Fog Machine
8. Leon Bridges- Coming Home
9. Led Zeppelin- Presence (reissue)
10. Joss Stone- Water For Your Soul

1. Tame Impala- Currents
2. Replacements- Twin/Tone Years
3. Pavement- Secret History 1
4. Leon Bridges- Coming Home
5. Lana Del Rey- Ultraviolence
6. Ancient Warfare- Pale Horse
7. Regina Spektor- What We Saw From The Cheap Seats
8. Twenty One Pilots- Blurryface
9. La Luz- Weirdo Shrine
10. Unknown Mortal Orchestra- Multi-Love

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