New Releases for December 14, 2018
CDs + Vinyl:
Boogarins – Lá Vem a Morte CD/LP (OAR)
In the summer of 2017, Grammy-nominated Brazilian psych masters Boogarins dropped the surprise release Lá Vem a Morte, a dark and hypnotic investigation into emotional and sonic incongruity.
Clean Bandit – What Is Love? CD/2xLP (Atlantic)
Long-awaited sophomore studio album from the British electronic outfit. Featured as one of Billboard’s Fall 2018 Albums to Watch, What Is Love? includes the singles “Tears” (featuring Louisa Johnson), “Rockabye” (featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie), “Symphony” (featuring Zara Larsson), “I Miss You” (featuring Julia Michaels), “Solo” (featuring Demi Lovato) and “Baby” (featuring Marina and the Diamonds and Luis Fonsi). The album also features collaborations with Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Charli XCX and Tove Styrke.
Outrageous Cherry – Meet You In The Shadows CD/LP/Cassette (Burger)
Outrageous Cherry combined psychedelia, folk rock, art rock, and bubblegum music across more than 12 albums and nearly three decades. They attracted an international cult following and were a longstanding fixture in the Detroit rock and roll scene since their first gigs in 1991. Meet You In The Shadows is their final studio album, completed before the passing of founding lead guitarist Larry Ray.
Bruce Springsteen – Springsteen On Broadway 2xCD (Columbia)
Springsteen on Broadway is the new album of music and stories by Bruce Springsteen, and the soundtrack to the Netflix film of the same name. The album is the complete live performance of the show. Based on his worldwide best-selling autobiography Born To Run, Springsteen On Broadway is a unique evening with Bruce, his guitar, a piano, and his very personal stories. [Vinyl edition due January 25.]
Henry Townsend – Mule [Reissue/1980] CD (Omnivore)
Legendary St. Louis blues vocalist, guitarist and pianist, Henry Jesse Mule Townsend made his first recordings for Columbia Records in 1929. His history incorporates much of the St. Louis blues story and provides insight into the development of the ensemble style of postwar Chicago blues. He was born Shelby Mississippi in 1909 and moved to St. Louis circa 1921 and began playing guitar a few years later under the tutelage of pioneer figures Dudlow Joe, Son Ryan, and Henry Spaulding. “We at Nighthawk have become convinced that Henry is perhaps the greatest living country bluesman. This reissue follows those same sentiments and goals, and enhances the original release with eight previously unissued bonus tracks from the album sessions.”
The Velvet Underground – Live At The Boston Tea Party ’68 & ’69 8xCD (Spyglass)
Lou Reed once described This eight-disc collection bringing together the Velvet Underground’s four performances at the legendary Boston Tea Party. The venue as his favorite place to play, and finds the quartet tearing through a series of extended and reworked versions of their classics, with fiery guitar interplay throughout, as well as performing numerous tracks from their recently released self-titled third album (1969). An essential collection of a great band at their most vital, it’s presented here as over forty tracks for the first time together, professionally remastered with background notes and images. Packaged in clamshell box.
Venom – Storm The Gates CD (Spinefarm)
New release from the metal icons. Approaching their 40th anniversary as a band, Storm The Gates is their fifteenth studio album – the raw sound of a band who don’t need tricks of technology to make their point. [Vinyl edition due January 18.]
Volbeat – Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken) 2xCD/2xCD+Blu-ray/2xCD+DVD/3xLP (Republic)
On August 26, 2017, Volbeat became the first Danish band to headline and sell out their hometown venue, Denmark’s Telia Parken, setting the record for the biggest show by a domestic artist in Denmark ever with over 48,250 people in attendance. To commemorate and immortalize the record-breaking event, the band releases their live album and concert film, Let’s Boogie! Live From Telia Parken.
Exclusively on Vinyl This Week:
Atmosphere – When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Sh*t Gold [Reissue/2008] 2xLP (Rhymesayers)
By 2008, Atmosphere had already grown into one of the most accomplished MC/producer duos in independent hip-hop, with a half-dozen official full-length albums under their belt, along with a dozen more limited tour albums, EPs, and various side projects. While Ant’s ASR-born beats had grown increasingly melodic and musical, Slug’s name had become synonymous with introspective raps, and together, they’d galvanized a faithful following. [Both the standard anniversary edition and the limited deluxe anniversary edition–each of which feature custom packaging details and bonus track–are pressed on colored vinyl.]
The Decemberists – Traveling On 10” (Capitol)
Veteran indie rockers The Decemberists returned earlier this year with their album, I’ll Be Your Girl, which saw the band pushing outside their comfort zone and experimenting with a new wave palette of sounds. Now, a few months after the album’s release, the band releases Traveling On, an EP featuring five tracks originally intended for inclusion on I’ll Be Your Girl. Traveling On continues on the path that was laid by the band’s eight studio effort, with Colin Meloy and co. Shifting their sonic influences in the direction of New Order and Roxy Music.
Laughing Hyenas – Life Of Crime Reissue/1990] LP (Third Man)
Laughing Hyenas – Hard Times + Crawl/Covers 2xLP (Third Man)
Vinyl reissues of the garage rockers’ 1990 album Hard Crim, their final album Hard Times (1995), their 1992 EP Crawl and bonus tracks. Laughing Hyenas was an American band that existed from 1985 to 1995. According to AllMusic, “At first, the band specialized in dirges overlaid with the tortuous, throat-shredding vocals of frontman John Brannon. As time passed, their blues connections became more and more explicit.”
Ella Mai – Ella Mai LP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Debut album of 90’s style jams from the London R&B vocalist.
Primus – Rhinoplasty [Reissue/1998] 12” (Interscope)
Primus – Antipop [Reissue/1999] 2xLP (Interscope)
Primus – Animals Should Not Try To Act Like People [Reissue/2003] 12”+MP3 (Interscope)
Vinyl reissues of Primus’ sixth studio album Antipop and a pair of EPs.
Rick and Morty – The Rick and Morty Soundtrack 2xLP+7”+MP3 (Sub Pop)
Deluxe box set now available – Includes the double-LP pressed on exclusive “Portal” colored vinyl along with a custom poster, a patch, a sticker, and a bonus 7” clear vinyl single, all housed in an extravagant box featuring a plexiglass window cover which reveals a glowing design when lit by its integrated LED lights. Rick and Morty is the critically acclaimed, half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. The Rick and Morty Soundtrack is the first official collection of music from the show. The album includes songs by Mazzy Star, Chaos Chaos, Blonde Redhead, and Belly, all of which have been featured in the show, as well as two new tunes from Chad VanGaalen and Clipping.
Robyn – Honey LP (Interscope)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Honey is the eighth studio album by Robyn, and her first since Body Talk (2010). The album features the lead single “Missing U” and second single “Honey”, a version of which featured in the final season of the HBO series Girls in 2017 before being released in full in 2018. The album features collaborations with Joseph Mount of Metronomy, Klas Åhlund, Adam Bainbridge, Mr. Tophat, and Zhala.
Soundtrack – Music From Vanilla Sky [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Real Gone Music)
As a former music journalist (for Creem and Rolling Stone among other periodicals), director Cameron Crowe has always put his heart and soul into the soundtracks of his films. So, it’s no wonder that the most ambitious of all his films, Vanilla Sky, sported the most far-ranging and masterful of all his scores. Features songs by R.E.M., Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, and more.
Neil Young – Songs For Judy 2xLP (WB)
Recently released on CD – now available on vinyl. Recorded during Neil Young’s fabled November 1976 solo acoustic tour of the US, the archival 23-track live collection Songs For Judy includes performances of all-time classics like “Heart Of Gold”, “After The Gold Rush” and “The Needle And The Damage Done”, along with a number of rarer selections, including one song, “No One Seems To Know”, that has not appeared on any previous official release.