New Releases — July 1, 2016

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

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Forecastle Fest/Avett Bros/Crosley Prize Package!

Want to go to the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, July 15-17? Next time you’re in the shop you can enter to win a pair of weekend passes, as well as an autographed copy of the new Avett Brothers LP “True Sadness” and a Crosley C100 turntable. This is a fantastic prize package and someone is gonna win it, might as well be you!

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Top Selling Music, Week of June 20-26, 2016

1. Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Getaway
3. Neil Young & Promise Of The Real- Earth
4. My Morning Jacket- It Still Moves (reissue)
5. Beyonce- Lemonade
6. Avett Brothers- True Sadness
7. Case/Lang/Veirs- Case/Lang/Veirs
8. Van Morrison- It’s Too Late To Stop Now
9. Panic At The Disco- Too Weird To Live Too Rare To Die
10. Sheisty Khrist- Cold Winter

1. Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool
2. Sturgill Simpson- Sailor’s Guide To Earth
3. Nails- You Will Never Be One Of Us
4. Hum- You’d Prefer An Astronaut (reissue)
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Getaway
6. Swans- Glowing Man
7. Tegan & Sara- Love You To Death
8. Lennon Claypool Delirium- Monolith Of Phobos
9. DJ Shadow- Mountain Will Fall
10. Mumford & Sons- Johannesburg

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New Releases — June 24, 2016

Augustines – This Is Your Life CD (PIAS America)
“Despite our constant collective quest for The New, we’ll always return to those musicians who imbue their work with only themselves, vulnerability and popularity be damned. On This Is Your Life, Augustines continue to mine adversity for glimmers of hope. There’s more of an electronic presence and more influence drawn from outside the indie-rock sphere, but it remains resolutely an Augustines record.” – Drowned In Sound. [Vinyl edition due July 8.]

The Avett Brothers – True Sadness CD (Republic)
Seth Avett says that True Sadness is a patchwork quilt, both thematically and stylistically. Wherein a myriad of contrasting fabrics make perfect sense on the same plane, the album draws upon countless resources from its writers and performers. He cites pervasive and cornerstone influences such as Queen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimmie Rodgers, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Gillian Welch, Aretha Franklin, Walt Disney, Pink Floyd, Kings Of Convenience, calypso of the 1950s and country of the 1930s. Most importantly, he assures, “Throughout the album, we stitched together the boldest red and the calmest green, polka dots and stripes, the roughest denim and the smoothest velveteen. They came together because they are the best patterns we have and because each of us brought our own fabric to the quilting frame.”

The Bangles – Ladies And Gentlemen… The Bangles! CD (Omnivore)
Hand-selected by the band members from their personal music archives, Ladies And Gentlemen… The Bangles! is a 16-track collection of remastered ’80s-era rarities, demos, live recordings and more, including The Bangles’ debut single and all of the tracks from their self-titled EP—produced by legendary Ramones/Blondie producer Craig Leon—unavailable since its initial release on vinyl in 1982. Encompassing the very first years of the band’s development, from their earliest days as The Bangs to their incarnation as The Bangles, the tracks include performances by The Bangles’ founding and current members—Susanna Hoffs, Debbi Peterson, and Vicki Peterson—as well as now-retired bassist Michael Steele, and the band’s original bass player Annette Zilinskas.

Sam Bush – Storyman CD (Sugarhill)
Officially recognized by the Kentucky state legislature as the “Father of Newgrass” for his influential musicianship, Sam Bush returns with his first solo studio project in seven years. Storyman was written with longtime friends including Guy Clark, Jon Randall Stewart and Emmylou Harris, and features Alison Krauss on “Lefty’s Song.” Continue reading

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Top Selling Music, Week of June 13-19, 2016

1. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Getaway
2. Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool
3. Gojira- Magma
4. Band Of Horses- Why Are You Okay
5. Case/Lang/Veirs- Case/Lang/Veirs
6. Swans- Glowing Man
7. Bruce Hornsby & Noisemakers- Rehab Reunion
8. Van Morrison- It’s Too Late To Stop Now
9. White Zombie- It Came From N.Y.C.
10. Prince- HitNRun Phase Two

1. Radiohead- A Moon Shaped Pool
2. Swans- Glowing Man
3. Mitski- Puberty 2
4. Whitney- Light Upon The Lake
5. Son Volt- Live At The Bottom Line 2/12/1996
6. Leon Bridges- Coming Home
7. Eric Church- Outsiders
8. Mumford & Sons- Johannesburg (ep)
9. Star Wars: The Force Awakens- Original Soundtrack
10. Chris Stapleton- Traveller

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