New Release Round-Up 01-12-18
BØRNS - Blue Madonna - Interscope Records
Welcome to the magical musical world of BØRNS. A native of Grand Haven, MI, now calling East Los Angeles home, BØRNS invites you to the indie pop journey of Blue Madonna, the follow up to 2016’s acclaimed Dopamine.
Big Star - Live At Lafayette's Music Room-Memphis, TN - Omnivore Recordings
Live performance from 1973 First time on LP (2 LP set with download card) LP and CD both come with download of rare interview with Alex Chilton and Andy Hummel.
SYML - The Hurt EPs [Box Set] - Nettwerk Records
Following the huge success of "Where’s My Love" in the Netherlands and Germany, SYML's first physical release "The Hurt EPs" combines the 2 EPs "In My Body" and "Hurt Me" plus the new French duet version of "Where’s My Love" on one disc. From his basement recording studio in the small town of Issaquah, WA outside Seattle, Brian Fennell wrote and recorded a collection of songs under the name SYML, which means simple in Welsh. Adopted and not knowing his history or connection to his Welsh roots, many of these songs were influenced by the complex feelings that come from unknown lineage.
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street - Interscope Records
HALF-SPEED MASTER : (2LP) 2016 reissue of 1972 album, mastered at Abbey Road Studios from the original tapes & pressed on 180-gram audiophile quality vinyl! Includes 'Tumbling Dice' & 'Happy'.
Black Veil Brides - Vale - Republic
The LA-based goth/glam hard rock quintet, Black Veil Brides release their eagerly anticipated 5th album Vale. The band are currently co-headling a tour with Asking Alexandria.
The Go! Team - SEMICIRCLE - Memphis Industries
Brightons Go! Team return with their new album SEMICIRCLE on long term label home Memphis Industries. These are dark and difficult times. We don't need some chancer with an acoustic guitar and a series of concerned hashtags to tell us that. What we need is a band to believe in, who stand for something other than naked careerism, who give us a rock to cling to on stormy days. A band who still have faith in the power of pop music to transform the world, who dream in technicolour, who see beauty in the little things, who shun tepid perfection, who rejoice in the mistakes and the chance encounters that lead us somewhere new. Who remind us what it was like to be young and naive and idealistic and in love. Who throw everything into the pot to create music that is joyfully, effervescently alive. Now more than ever, we need The Go! Team. It's no secret that The Go! Team is the brainchild of one man, Brighton-based melody obsessive Ian Parton. But its membership has never been exclusive: at one time or another, The Go! Team has included on its squad-sheet everyone from Deerhoof to Chuck D to a legion of undiscovered Soundcloud singers. Unlike the groups previous album, 2015s The Scene Between which was essentially a solo project, following the dissolution of the previous Go! Team line-up Ian began work on their fifth album SEMICIRCLE with the vital input of current live band players Simone Odaranile (drums), , Angela Maki Won-Yin Mak (vocals and guitar) and original Team members Sam Dook (guitar) and Ninja (irrepressible rapping).
Glen Hansard - Between Two Shores - Epitaph
Between Two Shores is the third solo release from acclaimed singer-song writer Glen Hansard. Glen Hansard has built a career, now over 2 decades strong, on struggle. His impassioned songs mostly veer between the exhausting struggle to make it professionally and the numbing struggle to keep the affections of a romantic partner. Pick up any Frames or Swell Season record, or his first two solo releases, 2012’s Rhythm and Repose, and 2015’s Didn’t He Ramble to find him chipping away at those two pillars.
Fall Out Boy - M A N I A - Island
Fall Out Boy will be releasing their 7th album M A N I A from Island Records on 1/19/2018. The album features 'Champion,' 'The Last Of The Real Ones' and latest single 'HOLD ME TIGHT OR DON'T.' M A N I A is the follow-up album to the band's platinum-certified American Beauty/American Psycho, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release.
Ron Gallo - Really Nice Guys EP - New West Records
Really Nice Guys is a concept EP by Thyme Magazine’s “Man Of The Year,” Ron Gallo. The EP is another thought provoking and inspired installment, extending an already prolifc calendar year by Gallo which saw the release of the critically acclaimed full length album Heavy Meta as well as the 7” singles, “Temporary Slave” and “Sorry Not Everybody Is You.” Really Nice Guys finds Gallo exploring new sonic frontiers and instrumentation in the form of what might be called a conceptual art piece. Whatever you call it is wholly original and Gallo continues to melt faces and free minds.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.