Ashanti – Braveheart CD (E1)
Fifth studio album from the Grammy- winning R&B star.
Carla Bozulich – Boy CD/LP+MP3 (Constellation)
Carla Bozulich, an art-punk heroine with almost three decades of exceptional, iconoclastic musical activity under her belt, presents the third record of her storied career to be issued in her own name. Boy is Carla’s self-proclaimed pop record and is a refreshing and much-needed reminder of what pop can mean in the hands of a ferociously commanding singer/lyricist who has cut her teeth on genre-bending, genre blending, and DIY production for 25 years. It is unmistakably a pop-influenced album by way of punk, avant rock and lo/mid-fi.
Carnifex – Die Without Hope CD (Nuclear Blast America)
Fifth album from the San Diego-based death core band.
Regina Carter – Southern Comfort CD (Sony Masterworks)
On Southern Comfort, Detroit native Regina Carter continues the investigation of her family history, which stems from West Africa, Finland, Eastern Europe and the US Carter began this journey on her 2012 album Reverse Thread, which was a re-imagined celebration of traditional African music. Through a blend of folk songs and spirituals, she interprets her roots through a modern lens on Southern Comfort.
Comeback Kid – Die Knowing CD (Victory)
New studio album from the Canadian hardcore/punk band. Continue reading
1. Beck – Morning Phase
2. St Vincent – s/t
3. Band Of Horses – Acoustic At The Ryman
4. Bob Mould – Workbook (25th Anniversary reissue)
5. Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron
6. Broken Bells – After The Disco
7. Phantogram – Voices
8. Jamestown Revival – Utah
9. Jason Isbell – Southeastern
10. Neko Case – The Worse Things Get…
11. Divine Fits – Thing Called Divine Fits
12. Kurt Vile – Walkin’ On A Pretty Daze
13. Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones – Foreverly
14. Bruce Springsteen – High Hopes
15. Ralph Stanley/Ralph Stanley II – Side By Side
16. Bootstraps – s/t
17. Allman Brothers Band – Play All Night: Live At The Beacon
18. Lake Street Drive – Bad Self Portraits
19. Will Fitzsimmons – Lions
20. Dierks Bentley – Riser
Priscilla Ahn – This Is Where We Are CD (SQE Music)
Like many artists before her, Priscilla Ahn went to the desert seeking transformation. After several albums with a team who’d paired her with co-writers not quite her style, Ahn was free. But after those years of pop contortion, she began to doubt her own ability to express her true self in song. Ahn went to the desert as a dare — to see what songs still lived in her, to prove just what kind of record she could make on her own. She took off from L.A. and holed up in a hotel room outside Palm Springs (a 1920′s getaway for Hollywood stars) to apply herself to her craft. The songs came immediately, sometimes fully formed. Within the week Ahn had an album.
Beck – Morning Phase CD/LP (Capitol)
Morning Phase is true to its title: the beginning of yet another amazing chapter in Beck’s peerless career and catalogue. Featuring musicians who have backed him on many of his most acclaimed albums, as well as the current live shows widely hailed as the best of his career (Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Smokey Hormel, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., and Jason Falkner), Morning Phase harkens back to the stunning harmonies, song craft and staggering emotional impact of Beck’s most classic ballads, all the while surging forward with undeniable optimism. “A tenderly stunning song cycle of languid, prairie-dusted psychedelia that recalls reflective 2002 classic, Sea Change.” — Rolling Stone
Dierks Bentley – Riser CD (Capitol Nashville)
Seventh full-length album for Capitol from the Arizona-born country star follows his 2012 album Home. Features the singles “Bourbon in Kentucky” and “I Hold On.” Continue reading
1. Mogwai- Rave Tapes
2. Broken Bells- After The Disco
3. Arctic Monkeys- AM
4. Allman Brothers Band- Play All Night: Live at Beacon Theatre
5. Lake Street Dive- Bad Self Portraits
6. St. Paul & The Broken Bones- Half The City
7. Sun Kil Moon- Benji
8. Beyonce- Self-titled
9. Band Of Horses- Acoustic At The Ryman
10. Bastille- Bad Blood
11. Sharon Jones- Give The People What They Want
12. Issues- Issues
13. Uncle Tupelo- No Depression (legacy edition)
14. Cynic- Kindly Bent To Free Us
15. Sky Ferreira- Night Time My Time
16. Toni Braxton- Love, Marriage, And Divorce
17. Lydia Loveless- Somewhere Else
18. Snowbird- Moon
19. Bill Callahan- Have Fun With God
20. Lost In The Trees- Past Life
Adrenaline Mob – Men Of Honor CD (Century Media)
Adrenaline Mob — featuring Symphony X frontman Russell Allen, guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp), Disturbed bassist John Moyer and new drummer A.J Pero (Twisted Sister) — release their second full length album. Vinyl version due March 4.
The Allman Brothers Band – Peaches Picked: Boston Commons 8/17/71 CD (Allman Brothers Band Recording Company)
The fifth album issued by the Allman Brothers Band Recording Company returns to the Duane Allman-led outfit in a moment of triumph. The group’s outdoor appearance in Boston occurred six weeks after the release of their breakthrough album, At Fillmore East, and ten weeks before Allman’s death.
The Allman Brothers Band – Play All Night: Live At The Beacon Theater 1992 2xCD (Sony Legacy)
This new double-disc set showcases The Allman Brothers Band’s very first time playing an extended ten-night run at the Beacon.
Artificial Brain – Labyrinth Constellation CD (Profound Lore)
A cosmic dose of complex brutality, Labyrinth Constellation fits neatly alongside the other denizens of Profound Lore’s twisted death metal contingent: Portal, Mitochondrion, Grave Miasma, Abyssal, and newcomers Auroch and Chthe’ilist. Continue reading