New Releases — Sept. 30, 2014

1349 – Massive Cauldron Of Chaos CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
The Norwegian black metal tyrants deliver aural hellfire with new album. Over four years in the making, Massive Cauldron Of Chaos builds on their storied career and sees the band sharpen their orthodox black metal assault with a thrashier edge. (Limited quantities pressed on black, white, and transparent vinyl.)

Bryan Adams – Tracks Of My Years CD (Verve)
Covers album featuring a diverse collection of time honored classics from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. Highlights include: Chuck Berry’s ”Rock & Roll Music,” Ray Charles’ ”I Can’t Stop Loving You,” and Beatles’ ”Any Time At All.” The album also includes a brand new track, “She Knows Me.”

Steve Aoki – Neon Future I CD (Ultra)
International DJ and producer Steve Aoki has always been at the forefront of future music. As the founder of Dim Mak Records and a Grammy-nominated electronic musician, his projects have grasped the attention of influencers and music enthusiasts worldwide. Given that he’s an avid follower of forward- thinking and evolving technology, it’s only fitting that the new album from Aoki being titled Neon Future.

Herb Alpert – In The Mood CD (Shout! Factory)
On the heels of his 2014 Grammy win for his 2013 album Steppin’ Out, legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert presents his latest album. A collection of original compositions and modern takes on classic standards, In The Mood continues Alpert’s tradition of pushing his own musical boundaries. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Sept. 22-28, 2014

10402049_10152686393090439_3415025968112156765_n1. Coralee & The Townies- Criminal Pride
2. Aphex Twin- Syro
3. Alt-J- This Is All Yours
4. Tweedy- Sukierae
5. Leonard Cohen- Popular Problems
6. Bonnie Prince Billy- Singers Grave A Sea Of Tongues
7. Gary Clark Jr.- Gary Clark Jr. Live
8. Barbra Streisand- Partners
9. Cannibal Corpse- Skeletal Domain
10. Interpol- El Pintor
11. Imelda May- Tribal
12. King Tuff- Black Moon Spell
13. Jenny Lewis- Voyager
14. Boris- Noise
15. New Pornographers- Brill Bruisers
16. Joe Bonamassa- Different Shades Of Blue
17. Robert Plant- Lullabye And The Ceaseless Roar
18. Growlers- Chinese Fountain
19. Goat- Commune
20. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga- Cheek To Cheek

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New Releases — Sept. 23, 2014

Alt-J – This Is All Yours CD/2xLP (Atlantic)
“As with An Awesome Wave, the defining characteristic of This Is All Yours is the band’s almost mechanical approach to its music, which can be in contrast to the visceral intent of its cryptic lyrics. While the music can be unyielding and is always meticulously arranged, words are strung together to create sensual images rather than formal narratives. Though electronics are still a primary force, much of the new album finds the trio exploring its interest in chamber pop and folk.” – The Wall Street Journal

Aphex Twin – Syro CD/3xLP (Warp)
Aphex Twin makes his return on Warp with new album Syro. Richard D. James has been releasing music since the beginning of the ‘90s. His first full-length album, Selected Ambient Works 85-92, came out in 1992 through R&S Records. The first Aphex Twin release on Warp would be 1993’s On EP, which was followed by four studio albums for the label, as well as numerous other EPs. Syro is the first new Aphex Twin album since 2001’s Drukqs.

Marcia Ball – The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man CD (Alligator)
New album from one of America’s best-known and beloved roots artists. “A joyful musical tour of the territory between New Orleans and Austin. Ball’s voice can break your heart with a ballad or break your back with a rocker.” — Boston Herald

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga – Cheek To Cheek CD (Interscope)
Cheek To Cheek is a cross-generational project that combines the fire-power of two superstar talents in their respective areas coming together to create something completely fresh and exciting. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe adds three bonus tracks. Vinyl version due October 7. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Sept. 15-21, 2014

10402049_10152686393090439_3415025968112156765_n1. Coralee & The Townies- Criminal Pride
2. Ryan Adams- Ryan Adams
3. Robert Plant- Lullabye & The Ceaseless Roar
4. Sturgill Simpson- Metamodern Sounds In Country Music
5. Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood- Juice
6. Jimi Hendrix- Rainbow Bridge
7. Jimi Hendrix- The Cry Of Love
8. Death From Above 1979- Physical World
9. Yob- Clearing The Path To Ascend
10. Lake Street Dive- Bad Self Portraits
11. Guardians Of The Galaxy- (soundtrack)
12. Shovels & Rope- Swimmin Time
13. Johnny Winter- Step Back
14. New Pornographers- Brill Bruisers
15. Arctic Monkeys- AM
16. J. Mascis- Tied To A Star
17. Tennis- Ritual In Repeat
18. Chris Thile/Edgar Meyer- Bass & Mandolin
19. Justin Townes Earle- Single Mothers
20. Cannibal Corpse- Skeletal Domain

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Cassette Store Day

cassette store daySept. 27 (Saturday): National Cassette Store Day! Not quite on the level of Record Store Day, but we will have some limited edition releases for those who like the magnetic tape format. In addition to new releases, we will also be freshening up our vintage cassette bins with some choice new arrivals.  Details are still coming together so watch for more announcements.

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