New Releases for November 8, 2019
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Ghosteen 2xCD/2xLP+MP3 (Ghosteen/AWAL)
Ghosteen, the new two-part album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, serves as the band’s 17th studio effort overall following 2016’s Skeleton Tree. “The songs on the first album are the children. The songs on the second album are their parents. Ghosteen is a migrating spirit,” notes Cave. “On the first album Nick Cave has written and recorded entirely since the death of his teenage son, Arthur, in 2015—he sorts through his grief and all the requisite stages, occasionally as though in real time. His mood drifts between domesticity and depravity. He empathizes with the true believers who wept beneath Jesus’ feet at the crucifixion. He latches onto friendship and love in any shape they take. He loses his faith, then fights desperately for any belief that can replace it. Scored by synthesizers, pianos, and electronics, the process is alternately harrowing and comforting for the first hour of the album, Cave’s waking nightmare on full display. [Here he] emerges with one of his most powerful albums yet, an endlessly giving and complex meditation on mortality and our collective grief.” – Pitchfork, Best New Music
Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders – Get The Money CD/LP (RCA)
Get The Money follows Taylor Hawkins & the Coattail Riders’ 2016 six-song mini-LP KOTA by three years and features a scope far wider than KOTA’s takes on suburbia’s bizarro underbelly. The new album finds the band accompanied by an all-star supporting cast including Taylor’s fellow Foo Fighters Dave Grohl and Pat Smear, Roger Taylor, Joe Walsh, Duff McKagan, Nancy Wilson, Chrissie Hynde, Perry Farrell, LeAnn Rimes and more, collectively creating a staggering, epic sprawl that swerves from classic rock to prog and glam and all points between.
The Rolling Stones – Bridges To Buenos Aires 2xCD+DVD/2xCD+Blu-ray/3xLP (Eagle Vision)
Bridges To Buenos Aires is the latest concert release from The Rolling Stones’ endlessly fruitful archive. The full-length show from their five night sell-out residency at the River Plate Stadium in Argentina’s capital city has been restored in full and features such classics as “Gimme Shelter”, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, “Sympathy For The Devil”, “I Can’t Get No (Satisfaction)”, “Brown Sugar” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” plus a guest appearance from Bob Dylan on “Like A Rolling Stone”. Filmed and recorded on April 5, 1998, by this point the band had played to over two million people on the first two legs of the tour in North America and Japan and were in absolute top form. [Limited blue colored vinyl pressing also available.]
Slayer – The Repentless Killogy (Live At The Forum In Inglewood, CA) CD/2xLP (Nuclear Blast)
The Repentless Killogy short film is the combination of music videos from Slayer’s last full-length release Repentless, threaded through a film narrative that ends with the band performing a sold-out show at Los Angeles’ iconic Forum. Revenge, murder, bloodshed, and retribution, The Repentless Killogy is a perfectly packaged story reflecting these values that most look down upon.
Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars: Songs From The Film CD (Columbia)
The Western Stars film is a cinematic retelling of Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, Western Stars, as he plays the album backed by a band and full orchestra at Stone Hill Farm in Colts Neck, NJ. The film premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and was written and performed by Bruce Springsteen with special guest Patti Scialfa. The original score is by Springsteen and features each of the live performances captured in the film, including every song from Western Stars, as well as a cover of Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy”. [Vinyl edition due December 13.]
Allen Stone – Building Balance CD/LP (ATO)
Allen Stone’s Building Balance is his first new album in four years, spanning a time period spent figuring out how the old parts and the new parts of his universe were going to co-exist. Stone continues to draw inspiration from ‘70s funk and soul with current flexes, sitting amid D’Angelo in its sultrier moments, Stevie Wonder at its most melodic and the production of Mark Ronson at its most modern.
Against Me! – Reinventing Axl Rose [Reissue/2002] CD/LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
Against Me!’s genre-defining 2002 debut album has been hard to come by in recent years, but those days are over. Fat Wreck has got you covered with this new CD and vinyl LP repressing. The singalong choruses and visceral grit of Reinventing Axl Rose spawned countless imitators.
Bask – III CD/LP (Season Of Mist)
Hailing from the mountains of North Carolina, Bask was conceived in the fall of 2013 by guitarist Ray Worth, drummer Scott Middleton, bassist Jesse Van Note, and guitarist/vocalist Zeb Camp. The band’s new record, aptly titled III, showcases a soulful juxtaposition of Americana rock ‘n’ roll with progressive and psychedelic elements, separating Bask from your average Southern rock outfit.
Andrea Bocelli – Sì Forever: The Diamond Edition CD (Decca)
Bocelli’s million-selling 2018 Sì has been expanded to include six brand new tracks including duets with Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Matteo Bocelli, Jennifer Garner and more. Andrea Bocelli, one of the most beloved tenors in the world, returned with his first album of new material in fourteen years in 2018 with Sì. A return to his roots, Sì is an intimate collection of powerful, emotional songs, some featuring interpolations of classical themes (Bach and Massenet), and an all-encompassing celebration of love, family, faith, and hope.
Gene Clark – No Other [Reissue/1974] CD/2xCD/LP/3xSACD+Blu-ray+LP+7” (4AD)
The Byrds founding member’s ambitious 1974 psychedelic rock/folk/country/soul masterpiece has been released on single disc CD and vinyl as well as limited run double-CD edition in a hardbound book cover. This reissue includes a bonus disc of alternate studio versions of each track plus a recording of “Train Leaves Here This Morning (an Eagles hit in 1972, written by Gene and Eagles founding member Bernie Leadon). “One of the greatest albums ever made. Initially celebrated for its obscurity, No Other is now celebrated for its magnificence. It was in every way a magnum opus: epic, sprawling, poetic, choral, rococo.” – The Guardian UK
Luke Combs – What You See Is What You Get CD (SME Nashville)
New release from the country superstar. Produced by Scott Moffatt, What You See Is What You Get features 17 songs including the five tracks previously released via Combs’ The Prequel EP earlier this summer. [Vinyl edition due December 6.]
FKA Twigs – Magdalene CD/LP (Young Turks)
Magdalene is the second studio album by English singer and songwriter FKA Twigs. It is her first body of work since her EP M3LL155X (2015), and first full-length record since LP1 (2014) Production was handled by FKA Twigs herself, with producers including Jack Antonoff, Metro Boomin, Nicolas Jaar, Kenny Beats, Oneohtrix Point Never, Jeff Kleinman, Skrillex, Sounwave, and Michael Uzowuru. Includes the singles “Cellophane, Holy Terrain” (featuring rapper Future) and “Home With You”.
John Fogerty – 50 Year Trip: Live At Red Rocks CD (BMG)
Recorded at Red Rock Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, on June 20th, 2019, as part of John Fogerty’s nationwide US tour celebrating 50 years since Creedence Clearwater Revival performed at Woodstock Festival in 1969. 50 Year Trip: Live At Red Rocks includes live John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival classics.
Mayhem – Daemon CD/LP (Century Media)
True Norwegian black metal legends Mayhem return with their sixth studio album, Daemon.
Leslie Odom Jr. – Mr CD (S-Curve)
New release from the Tony-winning singer/performer best known for his role as Aaron Burr in Hamilton.
Thee Oh Sees – Sucks Blood [Reissue/2007] CD/LP (Castleface)
The sixth full-length album from Thee Oh Sees is now back in print on CD and vinyl. Produced by Kelly Stoltz, Sucks Blood exudes mellow vibes.
Can – Tago Mago [Reissue/1971] 2xLP (Mute)
Can – Ege Bamyasi [Reissue/1972] LP (Mute)
Limited colored vinyl reissues of the krautrock band’s third and fourth albums. Of all the band’s oeuvre, the unclassifiable Tago Mago has been most often cited as an influence for a host of artists including John Lydon, The Fall, Ariel Pink, F**k Buttons, Sonic Youth, Factory Floor and Queens Of The Stone Age. Ege Bamyasi finds the band transitioning from the edgy excursions of their earlier albums to the more nuanced ambience of their later fare, a sound that would lend itself to many soundtrack opportunities..
Lucy Dacus – Historian [Reissue/2018] LP+MP3 (Matador)
Lucy Dacus – 2019 12”+MP3 (Matador)
“Emotionally raw and intimate… (Lucy Dacus has) a big, unadulterated voice and tattooable lyrics” (The New York Times). “Lucy Dacus’ voice has a snuggly allure, it’s tone warm, deep, and decadent” (Pitchfork). “She never sounds less than supremely confident on lyrics that make the personal political, and vice versa, accompanied by musical arrangements that are sometimes downright majestic” (Paste Magazine). [2018’s Historian is available on colored vinyl for the first time.]
The Police – Outlandos D’Amour [Reissue/1978] LP (A&M)
The Police – Reggatta De Blanc [Reissue/1979] LP (A&M)
The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta [Reissue/1980] LP (A&M)
The Police – Ghost In The Machine [Reissue/1981] LP (A&M)
The Police – Zenyatta Mondatta [Reissue/1983] LP (A&M)
Limited 180gm vinyl reissues.
Ty Segall – Pig Man Lives Volume 1 – Demos 2007 – 2017 4xLP (Sea Note)
Call in the hard-core fans, freaks and weirdos: Ty Segall surveys a decade of work, sharing 46 demos from his home library, the building blocks for seven different albums, as well as several unreleased songs. This limited-edition set is a turntable-busting four LPs, designed to look like a classic bootleg from the golden age of rock.