New Releases — September 22, 2017

Marc Almond – Shadows And Reflections CD/LP (The End)
Marc Almond’s new album Shadows And Reflections features sumptuous arrangements of iconic torch songs and ‘60s orchestral pop for which he is beloved, as well as two new original compositions.

Amadou & Mariam – La Confusion CD (Because Music)
Eighth full-length album from acclaimed Malian musical duo. [Vinyl edition due October 6.]

Brant Bjork – Europe ’16 CD/LP (Napalm)
Kyuss- and Fu Manchu legend Brant Bjork delivers a set of lush stoner rock with balls of steel, winged by vivid solo guitars and his creaking whiskey tinged voice.

Black Country Communion – BCCIV CD/2xLP (J&R Adventures)
BCCIV is the fourth album from the rock super group comprised of vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa.

Phoebe Bridgers – Stranger In The Alps CD/LP+MP3 (Dead Oceans)
From the weeping strings and Twin Peaks twangs of opening track “Smoke Signals,” to the simple heartbreak of “Funeral” and melancholic crescendo of “Scott Street,” Stranger In The Alps is a swooningly beautiful record with a gothic heart. [Limited white colored vinyl pressing also available.] Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Sept. 11-17, 2017

1. Foo Fighters- Concrete & Gold
2. LCD Soundsystem- American Dream
3. Gregg Allman- Southern Blood
4. Ringo Starr- Give More Love
5. Prophets Of Rage- Prophets Of Rage
6. Arcade Fire- Everything Now
7. Death From Above- Outrage Is Now
8. Gizmodrome- Gizmodrome
9. Kesha- Rainbow
10. Tyler Childers- Purgatory

1. Foo Fighter- Concrete & Gold
2. National- Sleep Well Beast
3. War On Drugs- A Deeper Understanding
4. LCD Soundsystem- American Dream
5. Beyonce- Lemonade
6. Deerhoof- Mountain Moves
7. Colter Wall- Colter Wall
8. Neil Young- Hitchhiker
9. Gregg Allman- Southern Blood
10. Jack Johnson- All The Light Above

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New Releases — September 15, 2017

Antibalas – Where The Gods Are In Peace CD/LP (Daptone)
Antibalas new studio album is an epic Afro-Western Trilogy searching for solace from American political opportunism, greed and vengeance.

Ariel Pink – Dedicated To Bobby Jameson CD/LP (Mexican Summer)
The title of Los Angeles’s prodigal songwriting son Ariel Pink’s eleventh studio effort makes a direct and heartfelt reference to a real-life L.A. musician, long presumed dead, who resurfaced online in 2007 after 35 reclusive years to pen his autobiography and tragic life story in a series of blogs and YouTube tirades.

Ásgeir – Afterglow CD/LP+CD (One Little Indian)
Second album from the Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and collaborator. Afterglow sees Ásgeir depart from the sentiment and sound of his first outing in many ways, bringing a great deal more electronic instrumentation into the fold, and adopting R&B and soul elements. The album leaves behind the folk-tinged acoustics and dives head first into melancholic, melodic electronica in its purest form. Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of Sept. 4-10, 2017

1. LCD Soundsystem- American Dream
2. The National- Sleep Well Beast
3. Gregg Allman- Southern Blood
4. Queens Of The Stone Age- Villians
5. Steve Winwood- Winwood Greatest Hits
6. Neil Young- Hitchhiker
7. Tyler Childers- Purgatory
8. Tori Amos- Native Invader
9. Widowspeak- Expect The Best
10. Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real- self-titled

1. The National- Sleep Well Beast
2. LCD Soundsystem- American Dreams
3. Neil Young- Hitchhiker
4. Attempt- Personal Fables
5. Kendrick Lamar- Damn
6. Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here
7. Iron & Wine- Beast Epic
8. Arctic Monkeys- AM
9. The Strokes- Is This It
10. Zola Jesus- Okovi

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New Releases — September 8, 2017

Tony Allen – The Source CD (Blue Note)
With his Blue Note-debut, The Source, Nigerian drummer Tony Allen sees a childhood dream come true. Allen says this is the “best in my life,” and with a career spanning over 50 years, that’s quite the confession for the Afrobeat pioneer and former Fela Kuti fixture. The Source represents Blue Note’s classic era while symbolizing the label’s innovative present. [Vinyl edition due September 22.]

Gregg Allman – Southern Blood CD/CD+DVD/2xLP (Rounder/Concord)
Southern Blood serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped rock & roll throughout the past four decades. Gregg Allman’s first all-new recording since 2011′s Grammy Award-nominated solo landmark, Low Country Blues, is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s career, an emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favorite artists including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn. Though his loss leaves a vast musical space that can never truly be filled, the album stands tall as a remarkable valedictory and memorial to a true giant of American music.

Alter Bridge – Live At The O2 Arena + Rarities 3xCD/4xLP (Napalm)
19-tracks recorded live at London’s O2 arena on November 24th, 2016. The rarities CD features the limited release tracks “Breathe”, “Cruel Sun”, and “Solace” alongside seven songs that have only been released in Japan. [Limited edition white vinyl pressing also available.] Continue reading

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