New Releases for August 5, 2022
CDs + Vinyl:
Amon Amarth – The Great Heathen Army CD/LP (Metal Blade)
Armed with their twelfth and arguably finest album to date, Amon Amarth return to full action with a bloody, broadsword-wielding vengeance on The Great Heathen Army. With a unique and unmistakable sound that combines the best of several epic strains of metal, the quintet has become renowned for their ageless anthems and explosive, theatrical live shows. [A limited-edition blue w/ black splatter color vinyl pressing is available.]
David Bowie – Black Tie White Noise [Reissue/1993] CD/2xLP (Rhino/Parlophone)
David Bowie – The Buddha Of Suburbia [Reissue/1993] CD/2xLP (Rhino/Parlophone)
David Bowie – 1. Outside (The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle) [Reissue/1995] CD/2xLP (Rhino/Parlophone)
David Bowie – Earthling [Reissue/1997] CD/2xLP (Rhino/Parlophone)
David Bowie – Hours [Reissue/1999] CD/2xLP (Rhino/Parlophone)
David Bowie – Toy CD/2xLP (Rhino/Parlophone)
Six of the albums that were released as part of 2021’s Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) box set are now available as stand-alone reissues.
Bullet For My Valentine – Bullet For My Valentine CD (Spinefarm)
Deluxe Edition of Bullet for My Valentine’s self-titled 2021 album features five new studio tracks. The metal vets crushing new music expands on their bold new chapter with what has been their heaviest, fiercest album so far.
T-Bone Burnett – The Invisible Light: Spells CD/2xLP (Verve Forecast)
Spells is the new album from Grammy and Oscar-winner Joseph Henry “T Bone” Burnett and the second in The Invisible Light trilogy – a fusion of trance, electronic, folk, tribal, and global music. At the heart of this trilogy is technology and its advances throughout the last century – with radio, film, television, and the internet serving as central parts of our lives.
Bobbie Gentry – The Girl From Chickasaw Country: Highlights 2xCD/2xLP (Capitol Nashville)
Following the global success of the retrospective of the enigmatic Bobbie Gentry; the Grammy nominated eight-CD box The Girl From Chickasaw County comes this double-disc highlights edition that includes extracts from all seven of Gentry’s studio albums supplemented by the cream of the previously unreleased recordings including tracks from her ‘lost’ jazz album The Windows Of The World, and the deluxe edition of her classic album The Delta Sweete. Other outtakes, demos, rarities, and live performances taken from her celebrated series for the BBC are also included.
Glass Animals – Dreamland CD/LP (Republic)
Glass Animals deliver a special anniversary collection of their critically acclaimed third album, Dreamland which featured the global hit, “Heat Waves”. The 2020 release finds the British group – and singer/songwriter/producer Dave Bayley specifically – taking a nostalgic and deeply personal turn. [The Deluxe ‘Bonus Levels’ CD features collaborations with Arlo Parks, Denzel Curry, Albert Hammond Jr, Bree Runway, and Diplo. An indie store exclusive blue color pressing as well as glow in the dark pressing is available.]
Mickey Hart / Zakir Hussain – Planet Drum – In The Groove CD/LP (BFD)
Rhythm and percussion form the universal pass key to the world’s music, the underlying connection that can unite an American rock and roll drummer who started in the marching band world with the master of Indian tabla, the “Mozart of the Nigerian talking drum,” and one of the great conqueros (conga players) alive. Mickey Hart, Zakir Hussain, Sikiru Adepoju, and Giovanni Hidalgo are Planet Drum.
The Interrupters – In The Wild CD/LP+MP3 (Hellcat/Epitaph)
After three studio albums and over a decade deep into the music game, The Interrupters deliver their new album, In The Wild. This 14-track opus is the real deal; it’s a story of survival, a story of resilience, by a band being bold and rejecting the easy impulses of simply repeating what’s worked before. The record took shape in an unforced and organic fashion, and the recording process was evidently a fun one, which is reflected in the sound of the album, gliding across a spectrum of breathless punk rock, doo-wop, gospel, dancehall, and the band’s customary nods to the lineage of two-tone.
Lauv – All 4 Nothing CD/LP (Virgin)
Multi-platinum chart-topping singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Lauv has asserted himself first and foremost as a storyteller. Following 2015 viral sensation, “The Other”, Lauv’s next chapter finds him continuing to transform magic around him into generational anthems.
Jerry Lee Lewis – The Complete Jerry Lee Lewis On Sun 5xCD (Curb)
Back in 1957, when Jerry Lee Lewis exploded on radio and jukeboxes with “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On” and “Great BallsOf Fire”, rock ‘n’ roll was brand new, young and wild, loud and dangerous. This collection contains all the songs that Jerry Lee Lewis recorded for Sun Records, including those that were never released when he was on Sun.
Paul McCartney – I / II / III 3xCD/3xLP (Capitol)
Three disc set containing the eponymous solo albums written, performed, and produced by Paul McCartney from 1970, 1980, and 2020. Includes three limited-edition photo prints and an introduction from Paul housed in a beautiful slipcase box.
Primus – Conspiranoid CDEP/12” (ATO)
The first, completely original Primus music in over a decade comes in the form of a three-song EP. Conspiranoid kicks off with the 12-minute epic, “Conspiranoia”, exploring the absurdity and darkness bubbling up in the contemporary world, perpetuated, as frontman Les Claypool says, “by anyone with a slight hint of web design aptitude.” He goes on, “Because all three songs were bred in an odd time of divide, confusion, angst, frustration, and social senility, the title ‘Conspiranoid’ seemed appropriate.” [A limited-edition white color vinyl pressing is available.]
Psycroptic – Divine Council CD/LP (Prosthetic)
One of Australia’s greatest and most successful metal exports, Hobart’s Psycroptic have been captivating extreme music enthusiasts across the globe for over two decades.
Soulfly – Totem CD/LP/Cassette (Nuclear Blast)
Underground icon, extreme metal trailblazer, third world warrior, and leader of a diverse and dedicated tribe, Max Cavalera not only survives but thrives, blasting out riff after killer riff. The same voice, body, and spirit which launched Soulfly in 1997 summons impossibly heavy noise to this day, throwing down ten slabs of monstrous music on Soulfly’s twelfth album, 2022’s Totem. [A limited-edition gold color vinyl pressing is available.]
Various Artists – Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson CD/LP (Easy Eye Sound)
John Anderson is truly a country legend, as his remarkable career has spanned over a staggering 40+ years, starting in 1977 to his last release, Years, produced by Dan Auerbach in 2020. It was during the recording of Years that Auerbach hatched the idea of a tribute to the genius of John Anderson. The talents of everyone from Luke Combs to John Prine, from Sturgill Simpson to Tyler Childers, Ashley McBryde to Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and many more all came together to pay tribute to John and his remarkable contributions in this stunning album. [A limited-edition ‘low dog blue’ color vinyl pressing is available.]
Neil Young + Promise Of The Real – Noise & Flowers CD/2xLP/2xLP+CD+Blu-ray (Reprise)
Noise & Flowers documents a nine-date tour that began just two weeks after Young’s lifetime friend and manager of more than 50 years, Elliot Roberts, passed away at age 76. Performing alongside a photograph of Roberts taped to his road case, Young approached each show as a celebratory memorial service to honor his late friend. It’s a trek the legendary singer/songwriter describes as “wondrous.”
Aaliyah – One In A Million [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Empire)
One In A Million is the second studio album by Aaliyah. First released in 1996 by Blackground Records, One In A Million remains one of the most influential albums in hip-hop & R&B and proved to be a major breakthrough in Aaliyah’s career.
Def Leppard – Adrenalize [Reissue/1992] LP (Mercury)
Def Leppard – Euphoria [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Mercury)
Vinyl reissues of the veteran hard rock band’s fifth and seventh albums.
Lamb Of God – The Sacrament [Reissue/2014] 2xLP (Red Music Legacy)
Double-vinyl reissue of the groove metal band’s fourth album. [An indie store exclusive red color vinyl pressing is available.]
Murder By Death – Spell/Bound LP (Tent Show)
On their ninth album, Spell/Bound, Murder By Death has taken their largest leap forward into lavish, spaced-out territory only hinted at on previous records. “Sonically, the direction we explored was more in the vein of almost trip-hop, like Massive Attack and Portishead, where we were trying to lean into a vibe that was chill but dark. We wanted it to be a record that was lush but not necessarily a wall of sound,” says frontman Adam Turla.
Michael Nesmith – Different Drum: The Lost RCA Victor Recordings 2xLP (Real Gone Music)
Blue w/ smoke color vinyl pressing. 22 tracks drawn from the RCA Victor vaults, every one of which is previously unreleased in any physical format. Over six RCA albums released between 1970 and 1973, Michael Nesmith (he wool hat-clad member of The Monkees) blossomed as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and producer under the aegis of RCA Nashville legends Chet Atkins and Felton Jarvis. With bandmates including legendary pedal steel guitarist O.J. ‘Red’ Rhodes, John Ware, and John London, Nesmith pioneered country-rock with a spiritual and searching style all his own.
Thin Lizzy – Black Rose: A Rock Legend [Reissue/1979] LP (Friday Music)
Two colorways: translucent red and translucent blue. Charged by the creative force of Phil Lynott, the legendary Irish hard-rock band Thin Lizzy combined working class romanticism and Irish folk law with piercing dual-guitar lines. Issued in 1979, Black Rose: A Rock Legend stands as both Thin Lizzy’s last true classic and the most successful album of their influential career.
Tool – Fear Inoculum 3xLP (RCA)
Fear Inoculum is the Grammy Award-winning masterpiece from Tool. Following the release of the limited-edition single pressing ultra-deluxe five-disc vinyl box set, this critically acclaimed album is available now as a three-disc 180gm set, that features new artwork in a triple gatefold jacket and an exclusive poster.