New Release Round-Up 02-18-22
Beach House - Once Twice Melody - Sub Pop
Once Twice Melody is the 8th studio album by Beach House. It is a double album, featuring 18 songs presented in 4 chapters. Across these songs, many types of style and song structures can be heard. Songs without drums, songs centered around acoustic guitar, mostly electronic songs with no guitar, wandering and repetitive melodies, songs built around the string sections. In addition to new sounds, many of the drum machines, organs, keyboards and tones that listeners may associate with previous Beach House records remain present throughout many of the compositions.
Goodbye June - See Where The Night Goes - Earache Records
Produced by Grammy Award winning producer Paul Moak, See Where The Night Goes is the hotly-anticipated third studio album from Nashville rock n roll prodigies Goodbye June. 11 tracks of the very finest modern day rock music, with a twist of southern twang and washed down with a shot of blues. A riot-worthy album of runaway rock n roll rooted in southern blues, See Where The Night Goes brings swinging grooves, incendiary twin-attack guitars, relentless rhythm and vocals that give Steven Tyler a run for his money. Goodbye June collide with the most legendary of rock influences whilst making their own unique gleaming print on the canvas of modern rock. This is an album not to be missed by music fans who trust in rock 'n' roll to liberate them from the mundane.
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers - Nightroamer - Abeyance Records
When Sarah Shook & The Disarmers released Sidelong four years ago, the irreverent quintet’s debut turned heads around the world. Then 2018’s follow-up Years hooked everyone from Rolling Stone to Vice. “This ain’t no country for hipsters or posers,” said No Depression. “It’s real, raw, mean-and-evil-bad-and-nasty bidness.” Then, the first two albums turned into a tease: The pandemic shut down the world, just as The Disarmers finished recording Nightroamer in Los Angeles. The band has had to sit on the album––until now. Nightroamer is worth the wait. This is still a band whose recordings beg to be heard live, either in a punk-rock hole in the wall or honky-tonk roadhouse. Shook’s voice is crystalline––but boozy, too, with a cadence that sounds comfortable resting in the pocket before lagging, jumping, or cozying up to the offbeat. What initially may feel like a slip is actually a stroke––and listeners cannot get enough.
Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros - Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado - Third Man Records
Timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the landmark film's release, this new 180g LP version of the soundtrack combines nine Cat Stevens originals as well as - for the first time - additional dialogue and instrumental music from the film plus unheard audio masters for "Don't Be Shy" and "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out." All audio has been remastered at Abbey Road Studios. This new edition features enhanced packaging - liner notes, lyrics, transcription of movie dialogue, and photos.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Moon EP [Blue Daze Vinyl]
Hurray For The Riff Raff - LIFE ON EARTH [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Frank Turner - FTHC [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
White Lies - As I Try Not To Fall Apart [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cream LP]
Bad Brains - Quickness
Trace Mountains - HOUSE OF CONFUSION
Angelique Kidjo - Mother Nature
Fight - War Of Words [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
The Infamous Stringdusters - Toward the Fray
Bitch - Bitchcraft
Gregor Barnett - Don't Go Throwing Roses In My Grave
Metronomy - Small World [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent LP]
Shovels & Rope - Manticore
Palace - Shoals [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Blue LP]
Pike Vs The Automaton - Pike Vs The Automaton
Bossk - Migration [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White w/Clear Stripe LP]
The Hope Conspiracy - Death Knows Your Name: Deluxe [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black in Beer LP]
James Horner - The Amazing Spider-Man: 10th Anniversary Soundtrack [Limited Edition Green & Black Marbled 2LP]
Kendra Morris - Nine Lives [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle LP]
Nightrage - Abyss Rising [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump.....On A Wooden Piano [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Pale Waves - Who Am I? [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Green LP]
Los Bitchos - Let The Festivities Begin! [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Light Green LP]
& More .....
Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point - Concord Records
Some forty years into one of music’s most impactful partnerships, Tears For Fears have arrived together at The Tipping Point – the group’s ambitious, accomplished and surprising first new studio album in nearly two decades. An inspired song cycle that vividly recalls the depth and emotional force of the group’s earliest triumphs, The Tipping Point is the bold, beautiful and powerful sound of Tears For Fears finding themselves together all over again.
Dashboard Confessional - All The Truth That I Can Tell - Hidden Note Records
Dashboard Confessional’s ninth studio album, All The Truth That I Can Tell, is both a remarkable renewal and fortunate step forward for the band’s songwriter, front man, and founder, Chris Carrabba. All The Truth That I Can Tell stands among Carrabba’s finest – a strikingly potent musical look at himself through a rediscovered keyhole, both an achievement of vision and a vital burst of artistic clarity; less like reading someone’s diary and more like reading their eyes. All The Truth That I Can Tell is available exclusively on “Cold Night” transparent dark blue/green vinyl.
Lo Moon - A Modern Life - Strngr Recordings
Like pausing a VHS tape, music freezes the frenetic motion of daily existence. Even if just for an instant, it calms the feedback loop of routine, engages respite, and provides perspective. Siphoning guitar transmissions and a dynamic vocal push-and-pull through a lens of cinematic production, Lo Moon deftly balance expansive soundscapes and eloquent songcraft. The Los Angeles based quartet—Matt Lowell, Crisanta Baker, Sam Stewart and Sterling Laws - ultimately use music to make sense of each day on their sophomore offering, A Modern Life [Strngr Recordings/Thirty Tigers].
Scorpions - Rock Believer - Spinefarm
Legendary rockers Scorpions return with their new album, Rock Believer, which was created in the studio during the lockdown in their home base Hannover. “The album was written and recorded in the style of the classic Scorpions DNA with core Schenker/Meine compositions. We really went back to the essence of what defined us in the first place,” says front-man Klaus Meine. He goes on to explain how the new songs came to have such incredible, fresh energy and fervor: “We recorded the album as a band, live, in one room, like we did back in the Eighties. We can’t wait to get started and finally play for our fans again.” The sound of the new album has massive energy, delivers a real adrenaline rush and shows uncompromising quality.