New Releases for November 25, 2022
CDs + Vinyl:
Brandi Carlile – In These Silent Days (Deluxe Edition) In The Canyon Haze 2xLP (Elektra)
Deluxe indie store exclusive vinyl edition of Brandi Carlile’s 2021 album, In These Silent Days. Includes a bonus 10 track LP that contains acoustic versions of the album’s tracks plus a cover of “Space Oddity”. In These Silent Days is the follow-up to her 2018 album By The Way, I Forgive You, and she recorded it at Nashville’s RCA Studio A with producers Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings. In These Silent Days chronicles acceptance, faith, loss and love and channel icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Elton John, and Joni Mitchell – the latter two who, by some sort of cosmic alignment of the stars, have turned out to be close friends in addition to being her biggest heroes and inspirations.
The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition) 6xCD (WB)
Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition includes the original album, two EPs from the era, B-sides, demos, remixes, radio sessions, two concerts, and other assorted rarities. There are 100 tracks on the CD box set, of which over 50 are previously unreleased. The Flaming Lips’ Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots was released in 2002 and is the band’s best-selling album, certified Gold in the US with over 700,000 albums sold. The album features one of the band’s most iconic songs – “Do You Realize?” – plus the singles “Fight Test”, “Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell”, and the title track. [Vinyl edition due April 14.]
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Live At The Fillmore 1997 CD/4xCD/3xLP/6xLP (WB)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers famously played 20 nights at the legendary Fillmore venue in San Francisco in 1997. Six of the shows were professionally recorded and this release features many of the high points of the residency. The small venue allowed the band to vary their sets each night; they included re-arranged and distinctive versions of their hits, deep cuts, and many cover versions – paying tribute to the artists that Tom and the band had been influenced by. The four-CD and six-LP deluxe editions includes 58 tracks, 35 of which are covers – over 4 hours of music. The 6 LPs are packaged in a box with a 24 page (12″ x 12″) booklet (with previously unseen photographs), 3 custom guitar picks, a replica All Access laminate, facsimiles of 3 set lists, a reprint of the 8-page Fan Newsletter published in 1997, and an embroidered patch (“The Fillmore House Band” – a term that was bestowed on The Heartbreakers during the shows at the Fillmore). [Each set is packaged in a box with a booklet (with previously unseen photographs), three custom guitar picks, a replica All Access laminate, and an embroidered patch (“The Fillmore House Band” – a term that was bestowed on The Heartbreakers during the shows at the Fillmore). The vinyl box adds facsimiles of three set lists, a reprint of the eight-page Fan Newsletter published in 1997.]
Bright Eyes – Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground: A Companion 12” (Dead Oceans)
Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning: A Companion 12” (Dead Oceans)
Bright Eyes – Digital Ash In A Digital Urn: A Companion 12” (Dead Oceans)
Gold color vinyl Companion EPs featuring alternate/demo/previously unreleased versions of songs from Bright’s Eyes’ fourth, fifth, and sixth albums. “The first three are innocent in a way, because we didn’t have an audience when we were making them,” Oberst says. “But from Lifted on, I was definitely aware of an audience. Lifted was well-received right away, and then everything happened with Wide Awake and Digital Ash.” Those two albums came out simultaneously. And their lead singles – “Take It Easy (Love Nothing),” from the austere, remote Digital Ash, and “Lua,” from the warm, folky Wide Awake – debuted in the top two slots on the Billboard Hot 100. “First Day Of My Life”, also from Wide Awake, would later be voted the Number One love song of all time by NPR Music’s reader’s poll. Bright Eyes had officially broken through. It was a heady, exciting time, but also fraught and tense, both because of the band’s careening new fame, and because of the state of the world.
Daft Punk – Homework (Remixes) CD/2xLP (Daft Life)
To continue the celebration of the 25th anniversary of their critically acclaimed Homework album: Homework Remixes, a collection of 1997/98 remixes. The release includes remixes from I:Cube, Roger Sanchez & Junior Sanchez, Motorbass, DJ Sneak, Masters At Work, Todd Terry, Slam, and Ian Pooley.
Ruthie Foster – Healing Time CD (Blue Corn Music)
Healing Time is the latest jewel in Foster’s accomplished career, which includes multiple Grammy nominations and collaborations with fellow luminaries like Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. For her latest, Foster contributed more to the writing process than she had on any of her previous albums, effectively refining her own songcraft in the process.
Black Lips – Good Bad Not Evil [Reissue/2007] 2xLP (Fire)
Bending scuzzy boundaries, Good Bad Not Evil is a coming-of-age garage rock classic record. Full of hedonistic delinquent anthems, the fourth studio album from Atlanta punks Black Lips reaches its 15-year anniversary. This deluxe edition includes une
The Dandy Warhols – The Black Album LP+MP3 (Little Cloud)
Riding off the debut hype of 1995’s Dandys Rule Ok, this batch of songs saw a band spinning into an unknown.
Rahaan Roland Kirk – Blacknuss [Reissue/1972] LP (Pure Pleasure)
From its opening bars, with Bill Salter’s bass and Rahsaan’s flute passionately playing Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine”, you know this isn’t an ordinary Kirk album (were any of them?). As the string section, electric piano, percussion, and Cornel Dupree’s guitar slip in the back door, one can feel the deep soul groove Kirk is bringing to the jazz fore here.
Nikki Lane – All Or Nothin’ [Reissue/2014] LP (New West)
Limited yellow and silver color vinyl LP pressing. For her sophomore album, Nashville songstress Nikki Lane teamed up with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys for a record that turns the vulnerable singer-songwriter stereotype on its ears. Lane comes across like a modern-era Wanda Jackson, albeit with more oats to sow. “My songs always paint a pretty clear picture of what’s been going on in my life, so this is one moody record,” she says. “There’s lots of talk of misbehaving and moving on.”
Pharmakon – Abandon [Reissue/2013] LP+MP3 (Sacred Bones)
Black & white w/ orange starburst vinyl reissue. Margaret Chardiet was born and raised in New York City. As a founding member of the Red Light District collective in Far Rockaway, NY she has been a figurehead in the underground experimental scene since the age of seventeen. She describes her drive to make noise music as something akin to an exorcism where she can express, her “deep-seated need/drive/urge/possession to reach other people and make them FEEL something [specifically] in uncomfortable/confrontational ways.”