New Releases for May 13, 2022
CDs + Vinyl:
The Black Keys – Dropout Boogie CD/LP (Nonesuch)
Ushered in by lead single, “Wild Child”, Dropout Boogie features collaborations with Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), Greg Cartwright (Reigning Sound), and Angelo Petraglia (Kings Of Leon). As they have done their entire career, the duo of Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney wrote all the material in the studio, and the new album captures several first takes that hark back to the stripped-down blues rock of their early days making music together in Akron, Ohio, basements. [An indie store exclusive white color vinyl pressing is available. Includes bumper sticker while supplies last.]
49 Winchester – Fortune Favors The Bold CD/LP (New West)
With their latest album, Fortune Favors The Bold, Russell County, Virginia-based 49 Winchester is ready and roaring to break onto the national scene with its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock ‘n’ roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk.
Omar Apollo – Ivory CD (WB)
Ivory is the debut album from Mexican American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Omar Apollo. “The beauty of Ivory is that even through complex production choices and rich sonic flourishes, it always feels effortless. The LP is a bountiful trove of genres and technique; crack it open and sharp guitar licks, celestial harmonies, aching soul melodies, and even touches of ranchera come tumbling out. Even when the album is splaying out in multiple directions, Apollo’s sense of maturity grounds the project, and the songs stay playful yet tender, free yet focused.” – Rolling Stone
Bear’s Den – Blue Hours CD/LP/Cassette (Communion)
Blue Hours sees the much-loved folk-rock duo – made up of Andrew Davie and Kevin Jones – once again team up with producer Ian Grimble on what is one of their most personal records to date. Davie says: “Blue Hours is a kind of imaginary space you get into at night, a place where you process difficult things or where you try to figure everything out.”
Lyle Lovett – 12th Of June CD/LP (Verve)
Lyle Lovett’s first album in over 10 years, 12th Of June, combines Lovett’s famed gift for storytelling with his customized fusion of jazz, country, western swing, folk, gospel, and blues elements in his music. It’s a much-anticipated new entry to a 14-album career in which he became the winner of the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award in 2014.
Delbert McClinton – Outdated Emotion CD/LP (Hot Shot)
Outdated Emotion is Delbert McClinton’s 27th studio album, and a bit of a return to his roots. While McClinton wrote just a handful of songs on the album, he puts his unmistakable footprint and charm on classics and deep cuts from some of his favorite songwriters such as Hank Williams and Jimmy Reed, pulling from across traditional blues, honky tonk, R&B, and more.
Misery Index – Complete Control CD/LP (Century Media)
Two decades into their venerable careers, Baltimore death metal savants Misery Index are back with their new record, Complete Control. Their seventh studio album is a riff-driven assault that captures the tension of the modern condition and channels it into nine songs of ripping end-times death metal. Spewing with Orwellian invective and razor-sharp songwriting, Complete Control is a much-needed hammer to the face; a wake-up call for the disaffected and dispossessed.
Moon Tooth – Phototroph CD/LP (Pure Noise)
Produced by Josh Wilbur (Trivium, Lamb Of God), Phototroph is the new album from Long Island quartet Moon Tooth. ” Ghost Cult Mag calls it “a wonderfully eclectic one that mixes many disparate influences into one cohesive, and thoroughly absorbing, whole. From prog, rock, NWOBHM, and grunge to name but a few, Phototroph is a sprawling, unique and engaging offering…A vast and varied metal album that grabs your attention from the off, its ambition and restless spirit cannot help but raise a smile.”
Mandy Moore – In Real Life CD/LP (Verve Forecast)
Mandy Moore’s new album, In Real Life, follows Silver Landings, the critically acclaimed 2020 album that marked her first new body of work in over a decade. In Real Life brings a new level of self-possession to Moore’s songwriting, imbuing each track with both detailed storytelling and lucid self-reflection.
The Muffs – Really Really Happy [Reissue/2004] CD/LP/LP+7” (Omnivore)
Really Really Happy is the album that kicked off the second phase of The Muffs career. After eight years and four albums, The Muffs had written, recorded, and toured non-stop. After a break, the group was ready to do it all again, and was approached by friends (and sisters in law) Charlotte Caffey (Go•Go’s) and Anna Waronker (that dog.), who had just started their own label – Five Foot Two Records.
Tank And The Bangas – Red Balloon CD/LP (Verve)
Best New Artist Grammy nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank And The Bangas return with their third studio album, Red Balloon. The new long-player was born out of a pandemic-ordered break from the band’s rigorous touring schedule. The hiatus gave the band space to grow, allowing them to reunite as a more unified group. This new work pushes the band to a new level, shedding light on their unique observations and reflecting on the ills of America while also celebrating the beauty of Black life.
The Chainsmokers – So Far So Good CD (Columbia)
So Far So Good is the fourth studio album from Grammy award-winning and Billboard Chart topping artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers.
Florence + The Machine – Dance Fever CD/2xLP (Republic)
Florence + The Machine’s fifth studio album, Dance Fever was written and produced through the haze of two lockdowns in London and NYC with producers Jack Antonoff and Dave Bayley (Glass Animals). It sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculine and feminine, redemptive, celebratory, stepping into her place in the iconic pantheon. The LP nods to dance, folk, ‘70s Iggy Pop, longing-for-the-road folk tracks a la Lucinda Williams or Emmylou Harris and more, ultimately arriving somewhere that Florence describes as “Nick Cave at the club.” [An indie store exclusive grey color vinyl pressing is available.]
Maserati – 37:29:24 [Reissue/2001] CD/LP+MP3 (Temporary Residence)
Maserati – Language Of Cities [Reissue/2002] CD (Temporary Residence)
Maserati is a band from Athens, Georgia whose sound is best described as a combination of post-rock and psychedelic influences. Their music is instrumental, relying on the standard rock instrumentation of guitar, bass, and drums. [The vinyl reissue of Language Of Cities is due June 17.]
Monophonics – Sage Motel CD/LP (Colemine)
Monophonics cordially invite you to attend the grand re-opening of the once thriving, once vibrant establishment, the legendary Sage Motel. A place where folks experience the highs and lows of human existence. A place where big dreams and broken hearts live, where people arrive at without ever knowing how they got there. It’s where folks find themselves at a crossroads in life. [An indie store exclusive transparent orange color vinyl pressing is available.]
Kevin Morby – This Is A Photograph CD/LP+MP3 (Dead Oceans] This Is A Photograph features musical contributions from longtime staples of Morby’s live band, as well as old friends and new collaborators alike. If Oh My God saw Morby getting celestial and in constant motion and Sundowner was a study in localized intent, This Is A Photograph finds Morby making an Americana paean, a visceral life and death, blood on the canvas outpouring.
The Rolling Stones – Live At The El Mocambo 2xCD/4xLP (Interscope)
A legendary event in the incredible 60-year history of the Rolling Stones is now available for the first time in full. Live At The El Mocambo marks the first official appearance of the group’s two famous secret concerts at the 300-seat capacity Toronto club in March 1977. It features the full set from their March 5th show, plus three bonus tracks from the March 4th gig, newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain.
Alex Chilton – High Priest [Reissue/1987] LP (Bar/None)
Limited-edition sky-blue color vinyl repress with rare vacation photos. “What it lacks in polish, it more than makes up in charm, verve and just plain ol’ soul. This could be what rock ‘n’ roll is all about” – Trouser Press. 1987’s High Priest was the first full-length album since 1979’s Like Flies On Sherbert from Big Star front man Alex Chilton.
Albert Collins – Ice Pickin’ [Reissue/1978] LP (Alligator)
Limited vinyl pressing of the Grammy-nominated Alligator debut by The Master of the Telecaster, Albert Collins. An essential part of any blues collection, the album features all-time fan favorites like “Master Charge”, “Honey Hush” and “Conversation With Collins”. Revered as a true blues legend, Albert Collins’ greatest success came after he signed with Alligator and cut Ice Pickin.’ It won the Best Blues Album of the Year Award from the Montreux Jazz Festival, in addition to being nominated for a Grammy, and has been inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame.
Dälek – Precipice 2xLP (Ipecac)
Recently release on CD – now available on vinyl (including an indie store exclusive gold color pressing). For their 2022 release – and eighth album overall – Precipice, Dälek unleashes a work that is practically bristling with fury and power. Predominantly the work of the core duo, Will Brooks, aka MC Dälek and Mike Manteca (Mike Mare), Precipice features a guest appearance of Adam Jones of Tool on one of the album’s tracks.
The Dillinger Escape Plan– Irony Is A Dead Scene [Reissue/2002] 12”+MP3 (Epitaph)
Limited orange with black and white splatter color vinyl pressing of the third EP by the mathcore band.
The Hellacopters – Eyes Of Oblivion LP (Nuclear Blast)
Recently released on CD – now available on silver & gold color vinyl. New album from the legendary Swedish high energy rock ‘n’ roll band
John Holt – 1000 Volts Of Holt [Reissue/1973] LP (Trojan)
The best-selling single artist Trojan album of all time, 1000 Volts Of Holt set the standard for a new uptown style of reggae by successfully blending raw Jamaican rhythms with highly sophisticated arrangements, courtesy of some of the UKs leading musical talent.
Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music [Reissue/2012] 2xLP (Watertower Music)
R.A.P. Music, the fifth studio album by rapper Killer Mike was originally released in 2012 and is finally back in-print on vinyl. Production was handled by rapper and producer Jamie “El-P” Meline; the album was the first collaboration between Killer Mike and El-P, who would later form the critically acclaimed duo Run The Jewels. [A limited-edition green color vinyl pressing is available.]
Keb’ Mo’ – Good To Be… 2xLP (Rounder/UMGD)
Released earlier this year on CD – now available on vinyl.
Reverend Horton Heat – Revival [Reissue/2008] LP (Yep Roc)
Reverend Horton Heat – Laughin’ & Cryin’ With The Reverend Horton Heat [Reissue/2009] LP (Yep Roc)
Limited color vinyl pressing of the 8th and 10th studio album from the legendary rockabilly slinger.
Roxy Music – Stranded [Reissue/1973] LP (Republic)
Roxy Music – Country Life [Reissue/1974] LP (Republic)
Vinyl reissues of Roxy Music’s third and fourth albums. Stranded gave Roxy Music their first #1 album in the UK and brought with it an undeniable presence that would see the American audience take note. It was becoming all too clear that Roxy Music was ahead of their time. Country Life is deemed to be Roxy Music’s most consistent and sophisticated album. Musically and lyrically, the album has been considered more cynical and hard rocking than their previous work.
Slipknot – Iowa [Reissue/2001] 2xLP (Roadrunner)
Double translucent coke bottle green color vinyl pressing of the nu metal band’s sophomore album.
Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway – Crooked Tree LP (Nonesuch)
Recently release on CD – now available on vinyl. Recorded live at Nashville’s Oceanway Studios, Crooked Tree was produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas and features collaborations with Sierra Hall, Old Crow Medicine Show, Margo Price, Billy Strings, Dan Tyminski, and Gillian Welch. The album explores Tuttle’s lifelong love of bluegrass – a genre she first discovered though her father, a music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, and her grandfather, a banjo player. Across these thirteen original tracks, all written or co-written by Tuttle, she simultaneously honors the bluegrass tradition while also pushing the genre in new directions.