New Release Round-Up 08-19-22
R.E.M. - Chronic Town EP: 40th Anniversary Edition - UMe
40th Anniversary Edition of the debut EP from R.E.M. featuring "Gardening At Night," "Wolves, Lower," and more. Available on a double-sided picture disc featuring the album cover's iconic gargoyle and 1982 image of the band. Also available on Cassette and for the first time a standalone CD.
Demi Lovato - HOLY FVCK - Island
HOLY FVCK is the 8th studio album from GRAMMY-nominated, global superstar Demi Lovato. Released this week via Island Records, the 16-track album is a sonic journey grounded in Demi’s rock and pop roots, an earnest yet tongue-in-cheek retrospective of their life experiences. Illustrated by its leading single, “Skin of My Teeth,” Demi explores finding the inner strength to overpower the demons within.
Five Finger Death Punch - Afterlife - Better Noise Music
2022 release, the ninth album from the Las Vegas-based metal band. Five Finger Death Punch has amassed over 8 billion streams and 3 billion video views to date and have sold over one million tickets between 2018 and 2020 alone. Afterlife features the singles 'Welcome to the Circus', 'IOU', and the title track.
Eric Church - & - EMI Nashville
Eric Church releases his & album this week. It was previously only available through the Church Fan Club as part of the Heart & Soul album collection released in 2021. Pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, this 6-track LP is a must-have album for fans and completes the Heart & Soul collection.
Thick - Happy Now - Epitaph
Since first forming in 2014, New York trio Thick have triumphed at turning the harshest truths into wildly exhilarating punk songs. On their second album Happy Now, vocalist/guitarist Nikki Sisti, vocalist/bassist Kate Black, and vocalist/drummer Shari Page deliver their most complex and confessional work yet, exploring everything from self-sabotage and insecurity to victim-blaming and destructive relationships. Raw, irreverent, and brutally honest, Happy Now ultimately offers both joyful catharsis and much-needed instruction for living well in turbulent times.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Neil Young - Eldorado
Panic! At The Disco - Viva Las Vengeance [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Neon Coral LP]
Silversun Pickups - Physical Thrills [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Violet 2LP]
Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones - Live At Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981
Oddisee - People Hear What They See [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bowlero Storm Edition LP]
Rock Eupora - Pick At The Scab
Madonna - Finally Enough Love [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP + Slipmat]
Early James - Strange Time To Be Alive
Oneida - Success
The Mountain Goats - Bleed Out
I Prevail - TRUE POWER [Indie Exclusive Low Price CD]
Watkins Family Hour - Watkins Family Hour, Vol. II
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full: SB 15 Year Edition
Jukebox The Ghost - Cheers
Anna Tivel - Outsiders [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cerulean Splatter LP]
Slipknot - Vol. 3 The Subliminal Verses [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
American Aquarium - Chicamacomico [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Green w/ Black Smoke LP]
Wombo - Fairy Rust [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Hot Chip - Freakout / Release [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Brown LP]
& More .....
Muse - Will Of The People - Warner Records
This album was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world. A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests & riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilisation of the global order all informed Will Of The People. It has been a worrying and scary time for all of us as the Western empire and the natural world, which have cradled us for so long are genuinely threatened. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.
Blondie - Against The Odds: 1974-1982 - Capitol
The first-ever authorized and in-depth archive in Blondie’s history, a rarity for a band almost 50 years into their career with 40 million records sold. Against The Odds: 1974-1982 features 124 songs (36 previously unreleased) remastered from the original analog tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios. Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition presents their first 6 albums expanded to include over 4 dozen demos, alternate versions, and outtakes - plus, a 120-page discography and a 144-page hardback book. 10 LPs/10” LP/7” Single.
Pianos Become The Teeth - Drift - Epitaph
Drift, their fifth studio album sees Pianos Become The Teeth taking another sonic step forward to craft a musical statement that truly transcends genres. For the recording of Drift, the band took it back to basics, starting at a family-owned cabin in the woods of Virginia, that they transformed into an analog recording studio. The band lived together, recorded together and ate dinners together where they would listen to the day’s recordings, talk about them and pull them apart and reworking them, creating what may be their finest album to date.
Marcus King - Young Blood - American Recordings
25-year-old GRAMMY-nominated artist Marcus King prepares to release his new album, Young Blood, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys via Rick Rubin's American Recordings/Republic Records. He has toured with The Marcus King Band for over 10 years, as well as tours with Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathanial Rateliff. He’s released 3 LPs with The Marcus King Band before his GRAMMY-nominated 2021 solo debut LP, El Dorado.
Julia Jacklin - Pre Pleasure - Polyvinyl Records
Pre Pleasure, the beautiful new full-length album from Australian native Julia Jacklin, finds the musician at her absolute peak, delivering ten of the most personal, raw, and devastating songs of her career. Featuring stand-outs such as "Lydia Wears A Cross," "Love, Try Not To Let Go," and the driving "I Was Neon," the album is a clear portrayal of Jacklin's captivating strength as a lyricist, and her undeniable talents as one of the most gifted songwriters of the decade.