New Releases — March 24, 2023

New Releases for March 24, 2023

CDs + Vinyl:

Lana Del Rey – Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Underneath Ocean Blvd CD/2xLP (IGA/UMG)
Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Underneath Ocean Blvd is the ninth studio album from acclaimed singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey, comprising 16 tracks and interludes with features from Father John Misty, Tommy Genesis, Jon Batiste, Bleachers and more. She introduced the album with the brooding and swelling title track which was written by Del Rey and Mike Hermosa and produced by Lana, Jack Antonoff, Drew Erickson, and Zach Dawes. It follows the prolific artist’s 2021 albums Chemtrails Over The Country Club and Blue Banisters.

Fall Out Boy – So Much (For) Stardust CD/LP
The Chicago band’s eighth studio album was produced by Neal Avron, who was also behind the production desk for three of Fall Out Boy’s ’00s albums – 2005’s ‘From Under The Cork Tree’, 2007’s ‘Infinity On High’ and 2008’s ‘Folie A Deux’. “Technology has made it really easy to make records much more quickly these days. There’s nothing wrong with that, and that spontaneity can be exciting,” said frontman and guitarist Patrick Stump via a press release. “But we wanted to get back to the way we used to work. We wanted to make a record that was really lovingly crafted and deliberate and patiently guided – like someone cooked you a delicate meal. I’m not a very proud guy, but I’m pretty proud of this record.”

Babymetal – The Other One CD/LP (Cooking Vinyl)
Last year Babymetal were “sealed” from the world after a successful 10-year journey. Earlier this year, The Other One restoration project began to recover the Babymetal we never knew existed within a virtual world called the Metalverse. The concept album reveals the other side of the Babymetal story that no one knew existed.

Eric Bibb – Ridin’ CD (Stony Plain Music)
The follow-up to his multiple award-winning, critically acclaimed 2021 album, Dear America, Ridin’ is a continuation of the vision that informs Bibb’s artistry as a modern-day blues troubadour. Grounded in the folk and blues tradition with contemporary sensibilities, Bibb’s music continues to reflect his thoughts on current world events and his own lived experiences, whilst remaining entertaining, uplifting, inspirational and relevant.

The Bouncing Souls – Ten Stories High CD/LP (Pure Noise)
For over three decades The Bouncing Souls have been one of the most reliably joyful bands in punk rock, fostering an incredibly close kinship with their loyal listeners. Now on Ten Stories High, the band have taken this connection even further, creating an album of songs directly inspired by the stories of their fans.

Lucinda Chua – YIAN CD/LP+MP3 (4AD)
Conscious to hold space within her music for people to live inside, Chua thought often of YIAN’s sound in terms of sonic spacing. The hushed, flickering tones of “Autumn Leaves Don’t Come” and swelling strings of instrumental “Grief Piece” sound completely intimate, like she’s singing into your ear, yet capacious, like soft cocoons of sound. “For me, the music is like a home,” Chua explains. Cultivating a Chinese dance practice is as much part of the story of YIAN as the music itself. Chua returned to dance after struggling with the conservative constraints of ballet as a child, finding intuition and affirmation in the fluidity and naturalism of Chinese classical, fan & ribbon and contemporary.

Luke Combs – Gettin’ Old CD/2xLP/Cassette (SME Nashville)
Just nine months after Growin’ Up was released, reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Luke Combs is back with a new companion album, Gettin’ Old. Produced by Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, Gettin’ Old is Combs’ fourth full-length album following 2022’s Growin’ Up, 2019’s What You See Is What You Get and his debut, This One’s For You.

Depeche Mode – Memento Mori CD/2xLP (Columbia)
Memento Mori is Depeche Mode’s fifteenth studio album and its first as the two-piece lineup of Dave Gahan and Martin Gore, following co-founder Andrew “Fletch” Fletcher’s tragic passing in 2022. Produced by James Ford, with additional production work by Marta Salogni, Memento Mori’s gestation took place during the early stages of the Covid pandemic, resulting in themes inspired directly by that period. The album’s 12 tracks chart a vast expanse of moods and textures, from its ominous opening to its closing resolve – running the gamut from paranoia and obsession to catharsis and joy and hitting myriad points between.

Fake Names – Expendables CD/LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
If credibility were currency, Fake Names’ wealth would be off the charts. Composed of Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, INVSN, The [International] Noise Conspiracy), Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, Soulside) and the newest member Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites Of Spring), the band is a veritable post-hardcore dream team. However instead of rehashing the past, Expendables is a reinvention that sees the band dialing back the distortion and leaning into the melodies.

Whitney Houston – I Go To The Rock: The Gospel Music Of Whitney Houston CD (Gaither Music Group)
The unmistakable voice of Whitney Houston is powerful and timeless. She became one of the most accomplished recording artists of all time, but her heart was always in Gospel music.

Elton John – Honky Château [Reissue/1972] 2xCD/2xLP (Mercury)
Released in May 1972, Honky Château is the fifth studio album by Elton John, including singles “RocketMan” and “Honky Cat”. This 50th anniversary edition contains the original album, a newly created selection of outtakes from the original session tapes and a 40-page booklet containing rare photos, memorabilia, and interviews. The double-CD format additionally contains eight live recordings from the Royal Festival Hall show in 1972, where the tracks receive their live debut. The double-vinyl LP edition includes a newly created selection of outtakes from the original session tapes. [An indie store exclusive gold color vinyl pressing is available.]

The Kinks – The Journey Part 1 2xCD/2xLP (BMG)
The Journey is a collection of tracks chosen by The Kinks’ Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory that reflect the trials and tribulations of their journey through life together as a band since 1963. Tracks are taken from all the classic original Kinks albums, including Kinda Kinks, Face To Face, Something Else and the recently remastered 50th anniversary editions of Village Green Preservation Society, Lola, Muswell Hillbillies and Everybody’s In Show-Biz.

Katie Melua – Love & Money CD/LP (BMG)
Love & Money is Katie Melua’s ninth studio album.

Nickel Creek – Celebrants CD/2xLP (Repair/Thirty Tigers)
Grammy Award-winning trio, Nickel Creek – mandolinist Chris Thile, violinist Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkins – deliver Celebrants, their first new album in nine years. Celebrants marks a highly anticipated return for the beloved trio and explores the inherent dynamics of human connection. Across the 18 tracks, the trio addresses love, friendship, and time with lyrics both poetic and plain-spoken, as they see bridges built, crossed, burned, and rebuilt.

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974 CD/LP (Pink Floyd)
2023 live archive release. Original 1973 line drawn cover artwork by George Hardie.

The Police = Greatest Hits [Reissue/1992] 2xLP (A&M)
This double-LP standard vinyl edition of the classic hits collection from 1992 features 16 tracks including “Message In A Bottle”. “Walking On The Moon”, “Don’t Stand So Close To Me”, “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic”, “Every Breath You Take”, and more. The collection has been remastered at Abbey Road and pressed on heavyweight black vinyl.

Caroline Rose – The Art Of Forgetting CD/2xLP/Cassette (New West)
With The Art of Forgetting, Caroline Rose took on the dual role of writer and producer. The album encapsulates the feeling of experiencing recent memories, having them turn into old ones and then ultimately forgetting those memories altogether. There is a romantic nature within the sonic landscape of this record. Tape effects and loops emulate the feeling of aging while the juxtaposition of modern acoustic-electronic textures, like lo-fi tape next to hi-fi granular synths result in some of their most mature and honest work to date.

Basement Jaxx – Remedy [Reissue/2000] 2xLP (XL)
Basement Jaxx – Rooty [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (XL)
Color vinyl pressings (gold and pink, respectively) of the first two albums by the British electronic dance music duo. A set of incredibly diverse tracks, Remedy is indebted to the raw American house of Todd Terry and Masters At Work, and even shares the a penchant for Latin vibes. Rooty saw Basement Jaxx continue to push the boundaries of pop and club music. The album mixes classic house with generous lashings of punk, funk, R&B, jazz, hip-hop, 2-step and pop songcraft in a mad genre crash that works like a charm.

Botch – American Nervoso [Reissue/1998] LP+MP3 (Sargent House)
15th anniversary edition. Legendary Tacoma, Washington mathcore/hardcore/metal band Botch’s debut full-length American Nervoso features white-hot guitar action, scathing vocals, sweet bass moves, and torrential drums, smashing existing precepts of hardcore and redefining both the word and the music for a generation of kids and grizzled vets alike.

Grant Lee Buffalo – Fuzzy [Reissue/1993] LP (Chrysalis)
Grant Lee Buffalo – Mighty Joe Moon [Reissue/1994] LP (Chrysalis)
Digitally remastered 180gm clear vinyl reissues of rock band Grant Lee Buffalo’s first two albums.

Bob Marley & The Wailers – Burnin’ [Reissue/1973] LP (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Catch A Fire [Reissue/1973] LP (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Natty Dread [Reissue/1974] LP (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live! At The Lyceum [Reissue/1975] LP (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Rastaman Vibration [Reissue/1976] LP (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Exodus [Reissue/1977] LP (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Kaya [Reissue/1978] LP (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Babylon By Bus [Reissue/1978] LP (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Survival [Reissue/1979] LP (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Uprising [Reissue/1980] LP (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Confrontation [Reissue/1983] LP (Island)
Bob Marley & The Wailers – Legend (The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers) [Reissue/1984] LP (Island)
Limited-edition vinyl reissues, numbered and pressed exclusively at the legendary Tuff Gong International headquarters in Kingston, Jamaica.

*NSYNC – *NSYNC [Reissue/1998] LP (Sony Legacy)
*NSYNC’s first album originally released in 1998 now available on black vinyl. The debut smash features 13 tracks including the hits “Tearin’ Up My Heart” and “I Want You Back” among others.

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon 2xCD+2xLP+2×7”+2xBlu-ray Audio + DVD Audio [Reissue/1973] (Pink Floyd)
50th Anniversary box set containing two CDs + two vinyl LPs + two 7” singles + two Blu-rays (audio) + DVD (audio) + 160-page hardcover book + 76-page music book. The new deluxe box set includes CD and gatefold vinyl of the newly remastered studio album and Blu-ray + DVD audio featuring the original 5.1 mix and remastered stereo versions. The set also includes additional new Blu-ray disc of Atmos mix plus CD and LP of The Dark Side Of The Moon – Live At Wembley Empire Pool, London, 1974.

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Mank (Original Musical Score) 3xLP (UMe)
The critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated score for David Fincher’s 2020 film, Mank, from Academy Award-winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Featuring 90 minutes of new compositions in the style of orchestral, big band, and foxtrot music of the 1940s.

Wage War – The Stripped Sessions LP (Fearless)
Florida hard rock quintet Wage War deliver The Stripped Sessions, an 11-song acoustic-based collection which reimagines songs from the band’s decade-plus career.