American Authors – What We Live For CD (Island)
Second studio album from the American indie rock band. Well known for the single “Best Day Of My Life,” American Authors achieved worldwide recognition after that song was featured on TV shows, commercials, movies and video games. [Vinyl edition due July 22.]
Bob Baldwin – The Brazilian-American Soundtrack CD (Red River Entertainment)
The Bob Baldwin love affair with Brazil began with his love of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto and Sergio Mendes as a child. His love elevated when he witnessed the marriage of American funk/jazz and the samba/bossa nova sound which was later explored by the likes of Djavan, Ivan Lins, Elaine Elias, George Duke, Maurice White and Pat Methany. Fast forward, Baldwin follows up his popular Brazil Chill (2004) disc with more flavors from Rio, with covers by the aforementioned Djavan, Jobim and Lins. The result is a 20-song plus soundtrack through the eyes of this American… musically celebrating the year of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil.
Bat For Lashes – The Bride CD/2xLP (WB)
The Bride is a concept album that follows the story of a woman, whose fiancé dies in a car crash on the way to their wedding. The album follows her as she decides to go on the honeymoon alone and her emotions as she deals with the tragedy.
James Blake – The Colour In Anything CD (Republic)
New album from the UK singer/songwriter/producer with co-writing help from Frank Ocean and additional production by Rick Rubin. 17 tracks including “I Need A Forest Fire” featuring Justin Vernon aka Bon Iver. [Vinyl edition due August 5.]
Blink 182 – California CD/LP+MP3 (BMG Rights Management)
Seventh album from the punk-pop band, their first to feature Matt Skiba — who replaces original member Tom DeLonge — alongside Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker. Continue reading