New Releases for September 2, 2022
CDs + Vinyl:
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – XI: Bleed Here Now (Quadrophonic)
Austin’s art-rock punk band … And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead return with their 11th album. XI: Bleed Here Now was recorded in quadraphonic sound, giving listeners an immersive listening experience that will take them through a listening journey from one track to the next.
Blind Guardian – The God Machine CD/2xLP/Cassette (Nuclear Blast)
New album from the veteran German power metal band. [An indie store exclusive CD edition packaged in an old-school style longbox and a limited-edition clear w/ smoke color vinyl pressing are available.]
Duwayne Burnside – Acoustic Burnside CD/LP (Dolceola Recordings)
Acoustic Burnside is the first album in 17 years by the legendary hill country bluesman Duwayne Burnside, ex-member of North Mississippi Allstars and son of the late R.L. Burnside. Recorded in his hometown Holly Springs Mississippi, this album captures raw and vivid aspects of his solo acoustic playing by analog field recording and features a number of masterpieces written by his father such as “See My Jumper Hanging On The Line” and “Going Down South”, Junior Kimbrough’s classics like “Meet Me In The City” and “Lord Have Mercy”, as well as his own pieces.
Parker Gispert – Golden Years CD/LP (Normaltown)
Golden Years is the latest record from Whigs frontman, Parker Gispert and follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed, Sunlight Tonight. Much like Sunlight Tonight, Golden Years finds Gispert embracing introspective, personal lyrics that also delve into the current social divide while at the same time writing lyrics meant to encourage the listener to get up, have fun and enjoy rock and roll.
Kris Kristofferson – Live At Gilley’s – Pasadena, TX September 15, 1981 CD/LP (New West)
Recorded live on September 15, 1981, Live At Gilley’s captures Kris Kristofferson at a time in his career where he and his band were firing on all cylinders. Kristofferson was with a full band out on the road that featured Stephen Bruton, Donnie Fritts and Billy Swan. On this night, the band stopped by Gilley’s honky-tonk in Pasadena, Texas to deliver a once in a lifetime performance featuring the hits, “Me And Bobby McGee”, “The Pilgrim” and “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”.
Megadeth – The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! CD/2xLP+7”/Cassette (UMe)
Megadeth’s explosive new album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! features twelve new songs from the titans of thrash metal.
Jon Pardi – Mr. Saturday Night CD (Capitol Nashville)
Fourth album from multiplatinum country music hitmaker.
Stereolab – Pulse Of The Early Brain (Switched On Volume 5) CD/2xCD/3xLP+MP3 (Warp)
The fifth and final volume in the classic Switched On series which compiles non-album tracks and sought-after deep cuts by the group Stereolab. This volume is unique in that it does not hone in one particular period but gathers together unavailable tracks across the band’s career, from early EP Low-Fi, to the brain-scrambling mid- ‘90s Nurse With Wound remixes to unreleased installation tracks for sculptor Charles Long, culminating in a live version of fan favorites “Cybele’s Reverie” captured at the Hollywood Bowl.
Shania Twain – Not Just A Girl (The Highlights) CD (Mercury Nashville)
A career-spanning audio companion to the Netflix documentary produced by Mercury Studios and directed by Joss Crowley.
Yungblud – Yungbud CD/LP (Geffen)
Yungblud is the self-titled third album by 24-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Yungblud (Dominic Harrison). Following the success of 2018’s 21st Century Liability and 2020’s weird!, his third record is simply titled Yungblud: it’s a reclamation of his own narrative and the consolidation of his artistic identity.
Codeine – Dessau LP (Numero)
After the success of Codeine’s Frigid Stars LP, the trio of Stephen Immerwahr, John Engle, and Chris Brokaw booked time at Harold Dessau Recording in June 1992 to track an eight-song sophomore album. A few days and a couple of unexplainable high-pitched frequencies later, the record was scrapped, shelved, and forgotten about. Brokaw left the band shortly after, and these songs were re-tracked in various iterations for Codeine’s final LP. On its 30th anniversary, Numero has unearthed these original recordings, restoring the original White Birch to the band’s exacting standards with producer Mike McMackin. A slowcore masterpiece hidden in plain sight.
Elton John – Single Man [Reissue/1978] LP (Mercury)
Elton John – Breaking Hearts [Reissue/1984] LP (Mercury)
Elton John – Love Ballads [Reissue/1995] 2xLP (Mercury)
Elton John – The Captain & The Kid [Reissue/2006] LP (Mercury)
Remastered vinyl reissues.
NOFX – White Trash, Two Heebs And A Bean [Reissue/1992] LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Limited sea blue and clear cloudy color vinyl pressing. White Trash, Two Heebs And A Bean is the fourth studio album by NOFX, originally released in 1992.
Pianos Become The Teeth – Drift LP+MP3 (Epitaph)
Released last week on CD – now available on vinyl (including an indie store exclusive red colorway).
Polvo – Shapes [Reissue/1997] LP (Touch & Go)
Green color vinyl pressing. Both alarming and charming, Polvo’s eclectic sound and style is unmistakable. It could be said that Polvo was the guitar band of the nineties, and that sentiment still holds true today.
Thou – A Primer Of Holy Words LP+MP3 (Sacred Bones)
Thou have a bit of a reputation for doing Nirvana covers, even releasing of a full album of them titled Blessings Of The Highest Order during the height of quarantine. The infamously ravenous Thou fans were stuck in their rooms, drinking every drop, and begging for more and just their luck the band decided to release a full-length compilation of their non-Nirvana covers they recorded and released from 2009-2022. [A trans-wavy gold color vinyl pressing is available.]
Post Malone – Twelve Carat Toothache (Republic)
Cassette edition. Nine-time Grammy nominee Post Malone says of Twelve Carat Toothache, “I think this whole record is the most honest record I’ve made, and I’m so pumped for people to hear it. Every song in there tells a story.”