New Releases for December 10, 2021
CDs + Vinyl:
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Barn CD/LP/LP+CD+Blu-ray/Cassette (WB)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Young (guitar, piano, harmonica, vocals), Nils Lofgren (accordion, guitar, piano, vocal), Billy Talbot (bass, vocal) and Ralph Molina (drums, vocal) – follow-up 2019’s Colorado with the new album, Barn featuring 10 new songs that capture the raw, idiosyncratic rock ‘n’ roll spirit and lyrical beauty that epitomizes a classic NYCH collaboration. Recorded in the summer of 2021 under a full moon, in a restored off-grid 19th century barn high up in the Rockies, the Horse was right at home and the album’s stunning love songs, reflective ballads and powerhouse rockers naturally burst into life.
Anti-Flag – Die For The Government [Reissue/1996] CD/LP (New Red Archives)
Featuring blistering hardcore punk rock anthems such as “You’ve Got To Die For The Government”, “Red, White And Brainwashed”, “Police State In The USA” and more, this is the album that put Anti-Flag on the map and led to their numerous appearances on the Vans Warped Tour as well as their eventual signing to Fat Wreck Chords. [A red, white, and blue splatter color vinyl pressing is available.]
The Band – Cahoots (50th Anniversary) 2xCD/LP (Capitol/UMe)
The 50th anniversary of The Band’s classic fourth album, Cahoots, features an all-new remix and remaster by Bob Clearmountain. Originally released on September 15, 1971, Cahoots contains a number of The Band’s best-loved and most enduring songs, including “Life Is A Carnival” and “When I Paint My Masterpiece”. [The double-CD edition features all-new liner notes, bonus tracks, alternate versions, instrumentals and the previously unreleased bootleg concert at Olympia Theatre, Paris 1971.The vinyl edition was half-speed mastered form maximum fidelity.]
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – First Flight to Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings 2xCD/2xLP (Blue Note)
First Flight To Tokyo: The Lost 1961 Recordings is a thrilling previously unreleased live recording of Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers captured at Hibiya Public Hall in Tokyo on January 14, 1961 during the band’s first-ever tour of Japan. The Jazz Messengers were among the first modern jazz groups to tour the country, and adoring Japanese audiences were enthralled by one of the band’s all-time great line-ups featuring the legendary drummer with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Bobby Timmons on piano, and Jymie Merritt on bass. The concert features soaring performances of well-known jazz staples including Charlie Parker’s “Now’s The Time”, Thelonious Monk’s “‘Round About Midnight”, and Jazz Messenger hits including “Blues March”, “Dat Dere”, and “Moanin'”.
Bria – Cuntry Covers Vol. 1 CDEP/12+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Bria is an intimate and incisive labor of love from multi-instrumentalists Bria Salmena and Duncan Hay Jennings. Catapulted by a deep sense of dread and confusion in the depths of 2020, Salmena decided to forgo writing her own music. “I wanted to listen for what might reflect my life back to me,” she says, “six tracks that could be my mirror.” The result is a pointillistic knockout of an EP that weaves a landscape both luscious and a little rogue; showing us exactly what good songs can do.
Common – A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 CD/LP (Loma Vista)
A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 is the continuation of Common’s movement music. “Something kept telling me to focus on the good and the things I wanted to see in the world. Music is one of the things that gives me hope and happiness,” the artist says. Pt. 1’s message lead with love and positivity through difficult times: a pandemic, racial and social justice protests, and a polarizing election. Pt. 2 recognizes there is much work to be done while acknowledging progress and starting to live our dreams.
Jackson Conti – Sujinho [Reissue/2008] CD (Madlib Invazion)
Madlib reissues his long out-of-print collaboration with legendary Brazilian drummer Ivan “Mamao” Conti, propellant for lauded jazz fusion archetypes Azymuth, on his own imprint. Alternate cover artwork, photography by B+. When Madlib went to Brazil in 2002 with Mochilla to participate in the production of the Brazilintime documentary, his one mission was to meet Ivan “Mamao” Conti, the drummer of the legendary trio Azymuth. Sujinho is a unique and classic record filled with the angularity and edge of a Madlib production and underwritten by the polyrhythmics of Mamao.
Daft Punk – Homework [Reissue/1997] CD (Daft Life Ltd.)
Daft Punk – Discovery [Reissue/2001] CD (Daft Life Ltd.)
Daft Punk – Daft Club [Reissue/2003] CD (Daft Life Ltd.)
Daft Punk – Human After All [Reissue/2005] CD (Daft Life Ltd.)
Daft Punk – Alive 2007 [Reissue/2007] CD (Daft Life Ltd.)
French electronic music duo regains rights to their back catalog, reissuing CDs under their Daft Life Ltd. imprint.
Doja Cat – Planet Her (Deluxe Edition) CD (Kemosabe)
Deluxe edition of the recently released third studio album by rapper and singer Doja Cat. The album was produced by Doja Cat’s frequent collaborators such as Dr. Luke, Y2K, and Yeti Beats, and the rapper herself. Titled after the fictional planet conceived by Doja Cat, Planet Her is an amalgamation of pop, R&B, and hip-hop styles. It features guest appearances from Young Thug, Ariana Grande, the Weeknd, JID, SZA, Eve and Gunna.
Green Day – BBC Sessions CD/2xLP (WB)
Between 1994 to 2001, Green Day would visit the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in London four times and record live sessions for Radio 1’s Evening Show and its popular DJ Steve Lamacq. This 16-track compilation documents those sessions, and features performances of many of the band’s most beloved hits including “When I Come Around”, “Basket Case”, “Brain Stew/Jaded”, “Minority”, “Hitchin’ A Ride”, and “2000 Light Years Away” among many more. [An indie store exclusive limited-edition white color vinyl pressing is available.]
King Krule – You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down CD (True Panther)
Mere weeks before the world went into lockdown, groundbreaking songwriter and vocalist King Krule performed a handful of concerts following the release of his critically acclaimed third album Man Alive!. Recorded during those final shows, the new live album, You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down offers fans a glimpse into a tour that never came to be and features a setlist of 17 songs that span the acclaimed artist’s entire discography including fan favorites “Easy, Easy”, “Baby Blue” and more. [Vinyl edition due December 17.]
Rival Sons – Pressure & Time [Reissue/2011] CD/LP (Sacred Tongue Recordings)
Rival Sons has been heralded as a modern-day mix of the Small Faces, The Who, Led Zeppelin and the Kinks and in Jay Buchanan have a vocalist who attracts attention and acclaim from all quarters. For the majority of Earache Records fans, more familiar reference points are the likes of Firebird, Spritual Beggars and Witchcraft, but with a more contemporary edge.
Soundtrack [Jonny Greenwood] – Licorice Pizza CD/LP (Republic)
Licorice Pizza is the story of Alana Kane (Alana Haim) & Gary Valentine (Cooper Hoffman) who grow up & fall in love in San Fernando Valley (1973). Written & directed by filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. Sean Penn, Bradley Cooper, Tom Waits & Benny Safdi also star. Limited movie release in the U.S. 11/26/21 and goes wide 12/25/21. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood composed the film’s score & Paul Thomas Anderson curated the soundtrack. The title pays homage to the California record store, Licorice Pizza. [An indie store exclusive red color vinyl pressing is available.]
Soundtrack – West Side Story CD (Hollywood)
Original soundtrack to the 2021 motion picture, the first musical from director Stephen Spielberg. The original West Side Story score was adapted for the new film by David Newman, who also wrote the scores to Ice Age, Matilda and Anastasia, the latter of which won him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score. [Vinyl edition due February 4.]
Jeff Tweedy – Love Is The King / Live Is The King 2xCD (dBpm)
“At the beginning of the lockdown I started writing country songs to console myself. Folk and country type forms being the shapes that come most easily to me in a comforting way. ‘Guess Again’ is a good example of the success I was having at pushing the world away, counting my blessings – taking stock in my good fortune to have love in my life,” comments Tweedy. “A few weeks later things began to sound like ‘Love Is The King’ – a little more frayed around the edges with a lot more fear creeping in. Still hopeful but definitely discovering the limits of my own ability to self soothe.” This deluxe edition includes a second disc of live material, all in the same sequence as the studio recording plus a Neil Young cover bonus track titled “The Old Country Waltz”.
Joe Bonamassa – Now Serving: Royal Tea: Live From The Ryman 2xLP (J&R Adventures)
Standard black vinyl edition. Blues-rock superstar Joe Bonamassa set out to perform his brand-new music for fans amidst a global entertainment shutdown. This led to an incredible live concert at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. This special show includes songs from his latest studio album, Royal Tea, which was inspired by his British guitar heroes Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, and Cream. Joe also performs a few songs from his debut album, A New Day Yesterday, which helped launch his illustrious career.
The Dave Clark Five – Glad All Over [Reissue/1964] LP (BMG)
DC5 was one of first UK acts to achieve success in the US as part for the ‘British Invasion’, as well as making more appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show than any other UK act. This vinyl reissue includes recordings remastered from the original tapes and an updated track listing that differs from the original US release and the subsequent UK version entitled A Session With The Dave Clark Five. It is presented on limited edition white vinyl and features reproduced original artwork.
Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang – Four Foot Shack [Reissue/2014] 2xLP (ATO)
Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang is a bluegrass duo formed by Les Claypool and high school friend Bryan Kehoe, initially for a one-off for the famed Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival. Four Foot Shack followed and features reworked Primus songs as well as covers of Alice In Chains and The Bee Gees. This new edition comes in a foil-stamped gatefold jacket and is pressed on “gold nugget” color vinyl.
Indigo De Souza – Any Shape You Take LP (Saddle Creek)
Two limited-edition color vinyl pressings are now available: pink and green.
Whit Dickey / William Parker / Matthew Shipp – Village Mothership LP (Tao)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Drummer Whit Dickey, bassist William Parker, and pianist Matthew Shipp present a wondrous collective creation, their first studio recording since the Shipp-led 1992 classic, Circular Temple. This is also their first assembly since working together in the revered David S. Ware Quartet.
DMX – The Legacy 2xLP (Def Jam)
This collection was originally released as a Record Store Day exclusive in November of 2020. It is the definitive official Best Of DMX compilation.
Steve Earle – Townes [Reissue/2009] LP (New West)
Limited clear vinyl pressing. Steve Earle’s 2009 album, Townes, served as his highly anticipated follow up to the Grammy Award winning album Washington Square Serenade. The 15-song set is comprised of songs written by Earle’s friend and mentor, the late singer-songwriter, Townes Van Zandt.
Lady Gaga – Born This Way (Tenth Anniversary Edition) 3xLP (Interscope)
Triple vinyl LP pressing in custom gatefold jacket with special artwork. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Lady Gaga’s iconic album Born This Way, this Tenth Annivesary Edition adds six new versions of songs reimagined by artists representing and advocating for the LGBTQIA+ community.
Lambchop – I Hope You’re Sitting Down / Jack’s Tulips [Reissue/1994] 2xLP+MP3 (Merge)
Back in 1994, when Lambchop first lurched lackadaisically into public view, they seemed to many people freakish, outlandish, destined at best for the pages of photocopied fanzines and the graveyard hours of specialist radio stations. A sprawling collective of Nashville musicians – eleven were credited on the sleeve of I Hope You’re Sitting Down / Jack’s Tulips – they’d named themselves after a sock puppet, inexplicably given their album two titles, and stuck a painting on the cover of a small, barefooted child holding a dog whose cock and balls are on proud display.
Ministry – Moral Hygiene LP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on green color vinyl.
The New Pornographers – Mass Romantic [Reissue/2000] LP+7”+MP3 (Matador)
Red color vinyl reissue of twelve effervescent and undeniable power-pop gems.
Chuck Prophet – No Other Love [Reissue/2002] LP (New West)
Limited red color vinyl LP pressing. Chuck Prophet has been described as “the missing link between Paul Westerberg and Bob Dylan” (Q). No Other Love is a startling blend of dusty country, twangy R&B and lilting folk served up fresh with inventi
Various Artists – Flag Day: Original Soundtrack LP (Republic)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Features songs from Cat Power, Glen Hansard, Eddie Vedder & Olivia Vedder.