New Releases — April 8, 2022

New Releases for April 8, 2022

CDs + Vinyl:

Orville Peck – Bronco 2xLP (Columbia)
Bronco is the new album from country artist and songwriter Orville Peck. A consummate storyteller, the country rock inspired Bronco plays upon the horse theme so often found in Orville’s work, but this time with an exploration of freedom, breaking free from that which binds us and all that is wild and untamed. Bronco builds upon and follows Peck’s previous album Pony and EP Show Pony, which explored themes of love, loss and loneliness but advances the story arc in a bolder, newer, and warmer trajectory.

Jack Broadbent – Ride CD/LP (Crows Feet)
Hailed as “the new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “the real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, acclaimed English singer-songwriter and guitarist Jack Broadbent has spent almost a decade wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar playing, his poignant folk and blues-inspired vocals, and not least, four studio albums containing songs that range from beautiful folk ballads to raw blues to straight-up rock ‘n’ roll

Calexico – El Mirador CD/LP (ANTI-)
Calexico’s Joey Burns and John Convertino return in with their luminous tenth studio album, El Mirador; a hopeful, kaleidoscopic beacon of rock, bluesy ruminations, and Latin American sounds. Oscillating between haunting desert noirs and buoyant jolts of cumbia and Cuban son, the album is permeated by longing. The title track “El Mirador” conjures images of a lighthouse, beckoning to lost souls in the night with hypnotic bass lines and cascading percussion.

Albert Cummings – Ten CD (Ivy Music Company)
Ever since the release of his first album in 2003, the blues world has opened its doors for Albert Cummings. His new album Ten is a full realization of the wider possibilities of where his music can go. The 13 songs on Ten are a compelling and emotional summation of what the artist has seen and done. The single “Need Somebody” begins the album with a sonic slugfest of back-alley power, the sound that Cummings has spent his life perfecting. Vince Gill lends background vocals to the standout track “Last Call”.

Father John Misty – Chloë And The Next 20th Century CD/2xLP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)
Father John Misty returns with Chloë And The Next 20th Century, his fifth album and first new material since the release of God’s Favorite Customer in 2018.  The album sees Father John Misty – aka Josh Tillman – and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Wilson resume their longtime collaboration, with Dave Cerminara returning as engineer and mixer.

Incite – Wake Up Dead CD/LP (Atomic Fire)
Arizona groove metal hotheads Incite return with a new album.

The James Hunter Six – With Love CD/LP (Daptone)
With Love is a heart-shaped collection of candle-lit ballads and love songs. Plucked like so many “he loves you” petals from the vast and sumptuous garden of his Daptone Recordings, these twelve lilting melodies have been selected and sequenced with great care, tenderness, and intention by Daptone staff for the solitary purpose of compiling some of the criminally overlooked treasures in the James Hunter Six’s critically acclaimed catalog.

Lucius – Second Nature CD/LP (Mom + Pop)
Produced by Dave Cobb and Brandi Carlile, Lucius’ highly anticipated third studio album Second Nature offers a new look into the group’s creative vision. Featuring appearances from Drew Erickson, Rob Moose, and Gabriel Cabezas, along with backing vocals from Carlile and Sheryl Crow, Second Nature proves worth the wait. “It is a record that begs you not to sit in the difficult moments, but to dance through them,” the band shares. [A limited-edition translucent pink color vinyl pressing is available.]

Papa Roach – Ego Trip CD (New Noize)
Limited deluxe edition includes a guitar pick. Papa Roach delivers their most diverse album yet, bringing together themes of rock, rap, alternative and pop in a style that is authentically their own, on Ego Trip, their 11th full-length album of their 22-year career.

Pavement – Terror Twilight: Farewell Horizontal 2xCD/4xLP+MP3 (Matador)
Matador’s complete series of expanded editions of their five studio albums culminates with this deluxe reissue of their 1999 fifth studio album Terror Twilight, originally released in 1999. Pavement is widely renowned as one of the most popular and influential bands to come out of the American underground in the last three decades This expanded reissue contains numerous unreleased recordings, plus ‘Be The Hook’ – one of three never-before-heard songs. The sets both include the original Terror Twilight album remastered from the original tapes, and for the vinyl edition, it is presented in the original Nigel Godrich track order. The set includes B-Sides from the Spit On A Stranger and Major Leagues CD EPs, Stephen Malkmus home demos, tracks from the scrapped recording sessions in New York, full band rehearsal demos and six live tracks from 1999.

Bonnie Pointer – Like A Picasso [Reissue/2011] CD (Omnivore)
Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the final album from founding member of the Pointer Sisters with 3 previously unissued bonus tracks.

The Regrettes – Further Joy CD/LP (WB)
The Regrettes, consisting of singer and songwriter, Lydia Night, as well as Genessa Gariano (guitar), Brooke Dickson (bass) and Drew Thomsen (drums), have written a manual for living in these times, replete with highly personalized songs about things we’re all going through.

Daniel Rossen – You Belong There CD/LP+MP3 (Warp)
Daniel Rossen knew there was a lot to learn if he was finally going to finish his debut solo album. For nearly two decades, Rossen had been a crucial component of Grizzly Bear, the era-epitomizing act whose shared harmonies and interlaced textures meant he was responsible for only part of a whole. Largely at home in Santa Fe, he slowly built the world that is You Belong There, a riveting 10-song reintroduction to a voice that sounds both entirely familiar and fully reenergized by the act of unfettered expression

Wet Leg – Wet Leg CD/LP+MP3 (Domino)
Right from the start of Wet Leg, Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers focus was fun, and a dry sense of humor ripples through the album. “I wanted to write fun songs, I didn’t want to indulge sad feelings too much, I wanted to write stuff that’s fun to listen to and fun to play,” reveals Rhian. “But then, the sad seeps through, as well.” Wet Leg is sad music for party people, and party music for sad people. It is cathartic and joyful and punk and scuzzy and above all, it’s fun. “Wet Leg was originally just supposed to be funny,” says Rhian. “As a woman, there’s so much put on you, in that your only value is how pretty or cool you look. But we want to be goofy and a little bit rude. We want to write songs that people can dance to. And we want people to have a good time, even if that might not possible all of the time.” [An indie store exclusive translucent yellow color vinyl pressing is available.]

Jack White – Fear Of The Dawn CD/LP (Third Man)
Jack White returns in 2022 with not one but two brand new albums – his first new full-length collections in over four years. Fear Of The Dawn is available now, while Entering Heaven Alive will follow in July 2022. White has been writing and recording music throughout the entirety of the past several years, creating two entirely distinctive albums – each defined by different inspirations, different themes, different moods. Introduced by the blazing single “Taking Me Back”, Fear Of The Dawn is the fourth solo studio album from the founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White’s Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, pressed to vinyl at Third Man Pressing, and released by Third Man Records. [An indie store exclusive translucent blue swirl/splatter color vinyl pressing is available.]

Yob – Atma CD/2xLP (Relapse)
Deluxe Remastered 10 Year Anniversary edition of Yob’s Atma full-length. The reissue sees Billy Barnett make the album volume-wide and monolithic in detail and space while keeping all of Jeff Olsen’s original amazing raw-punch production.

Zero 7 – Yeah Ghost [Reissue/2009] CD/2xLP (New State Entertainment)
Yeah Ghost is Zero 7’s fourth album from 2009, spanning everything from dance pop to acoustic folk and everything in between. It’s an idea-splattered work of genius that even includes a quartet of instrumental tracks derived from their experimental side projects and sampled, overdubbed, and rebuilt from scratch. This reissue features three bonus tracks.

Foster The People – Torches X (Deluxe Edition) 2xLP (Sony)
Deluxe double orange color vinyl pressing in gatefold jacket.

Of Monsters And Men – My Head Is An Animal (10th Anniversary Edition) 2xLP (Republic)
To celebrate a decade since the arrival of My Head Is An Animal, Of Monsters And Men present this 10th Anniversary reissue. Originally released in Iceland in 2011, this version includes four tracks that were not on the version released in the US in 2012. Pressed on translucent red vinyl.

Paul Rodgers – Cut Loose [Reissue/1983] LP (Friday Music)
Grammy-nominated frontman Paul Rodgers is a musical innovator who has successfully reinvented himself over the course of a five-decade career, in the legendary bands Bad Company, Free and The Firm as well as solo. Cut Loose is the definitive debut solo album in the truest sense of the word. The consummate artist delivered this critically acclaimed self-produced, written, played and sung album in 1983 upon the break-up of Bad Company.

Tool – Fear Inoculum 5xLP (RCA)
This is the long-awaited limited-edition vinyl package of Tool’s Grammy winning and critically acclaimed album, Fear Inoculum. This package features five 180gm black vinyl discs, with album tracks featured on Side A, and unique etchings featured on Side B. The discs are packaged in a hard-shell box with new album art, and a bound casebook holding the vinyl along with new imagery not previously seen.