Music Releases 11-22-19

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Beck

Beck

Hyperspace [LP]

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Hyperspace’s new dimensions in sound are the result of Beck’s most collaborative efforts to date. Seven of the album's 11 tracks—including single “Uneventful Days” and “Saw Lightning” (as featured in the Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Pro campaign and also included with pre-orders)—feature co-writing and co-production from Pharrell Williams. Elsewhere in Hyperspace, “See Through” is co-written/co-produced by frequent Beck collaborator Greg Kurstin, “Star” is co-written/co-produced by Paul Epworth, “Stratosphere” features back-up from Chris Martin, the album’s title track features guest vocals from Terrell Hines, and “Die Waiting” is co-written/co-produced by Cole M.G.N. with backing vocals from Sky Ferreira. Longtime Beck bandmates Jason Falkner, Smokey Hormel and Roger Manning Jr. feature on much of the album as well.

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Coldplay

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Everyday Life [LP]

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7x Grammy Winning Band Coldplay have returned with their latest singles “Orphans” and “Arabesque” from their new album Everyday Life.

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Danny Brown

uknowhatimsayin¿ [LP]

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uknowhatimsayin¿ marks a buoyant new chapter in Danny's career, a transitional and celebratory moment. His profile has grown since Atrocity and now armed with a cable TV show and a co-sign from one of rap's icons, we will look to solidify his positioning as a ubiquitous entertainer, independent rap hero, and one of the essential cultural voices of this era, while still retaining the edgy, maverick style that makes him a fan-favorite. The album is executive produced by Q-Tip, and features production by Q-Tip, JPEGMAFIA, Flying Lotus, Paul White, Standing on the Corner and more. 

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Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

Thanks For The Dance [LP]

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Thanks for the Dance is not a commemorative collection of B sides and outtakes, but an unexpected harvest of nine new songs - exciting and vital, a continuation of the master's final work.

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Pluralone
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Pluralone

To Be One With You [LP]

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Pluralone (pronounced "plural one") is the new project from multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Josh Klinghoffer. While Klinghoffer is best known for his current role as guitarist in the Red Hot Chili Peppers, he has played and recorded with a variety of acts, including PJ Harvey, Beck, and Gnarls Barkley, as well as fronting the group Dot Hacker. Pluralone's debut album, To Be One With You, is largely a solo effort on Klinghoffer's part, although it features performances by frequent collaborators such as Flea (RHCP), Jack Irons, Eric Avery (Jane's Addiction), and fellow Dot Hacker members, Eric Gardner and Clint Walsh. On the heels of a seven inch release with two foreign language covers, the new album showcases ten brand new, original tracks which will be available on LP, CD, and digital formats.

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Ben Lee
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Ben Lee

Quarter Century Classix [Blue & Pink LP]

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"In January 2019 I found myself stuck in a Chicago hotel room during the “Polar Vortex”. I was performing there with my duo Radnor & Lee over a few nights when temperatures dropped, leaving me unable to do much outside my hotel room for 4 days.

Chicago is a city that holds a special history for me, and I found myself spending a good chunk of time staring out my hotel window, reflecting on my first trip there in 1993 to record my debut solo album  Grandpaw Would at Idful Studios with Brad Wood. But more than the details of that trip, I was struck by how vividly memories started flooding back tome of being a 15 year old mega fan of music, and in particular, indie rock. I LIVED for the records that I loved and the bands who made them. I’m not sure you are ever a fan of bands the way you can be as a teenager. It’s pretty sacred.

I started re-listening to some of my favorite songs from that period in that hotel room, by the Beat Happening, Pavement, Fugazi, The Breeders, Guided by Voices. It struck me as crazy that these songs and the feelings that accompanied them were now over 25 years old. It started seeming odd to me that for some reason, indie rock hasn’t been canonized the same way ‘60s and ‘70s rock has. After all, Dinosaur Jr were my Led Zeppelin, Sonic Youth were my Grateful Dead and Built to Spill were my Steve Miller Band. These were my classics!

I always travel with my portable studio gear, and I immediately sat down and started learning and recording a collection of my favorite songs. I spent my 4 days of the 2019 Polar Vortex creating the blueprint for what would becomeQuarter Century ClassixWhen I got home to LA, I invited my friends Julianna Barwick, William Tyler and Mary Lattimore to my home studio to add their magic to my recordings as I knew they grew up in reverence of the same records I did. These three genius musicians became the “band” who you can hear framing these covers and I am eternally grateful for their talent and generosity. Later, Maria Taylor, Mike Watt, Petra Haden and Joey Waronker all showed up to play too.

To some people these songs are just footnotes in pop culture history. But to me, they are the essence my own personal history. I wanted to make this record a tribute to these bands, to these songs, and to the irreversible way music can touch and transform the life of a young person. I hope you enjoy

Quarter Century Classix. - Ben Lee

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The Beatles

Collectible Boxed Set presents 23 180-gram vinyl singles in faithfully reproduced international picture sleeves. Includes exclusive double A-Side single for “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love” plus a 39-page book.

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JD McPherson
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JD McPherson presents A Christmas Album, SOCKS. Featuring 11 original tracks written by JD McPherson and his friends. SOCKS is an album of Holidays songs sure to be standards while you are decorating the tree. Come get warm by the fire with songs such as , "All The Gifts I Need" and "Every Single Christmas." Or, burn the cookies to "SOCKS" and "Ugly Christmas Sweater." There is something for everyone on this record to enjoy whether you are in the Christmas spirit or if you just wanna say, "Bah Humbug".

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Various Artists

Various Artists

Hanukkah+

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An unprecedented mix of original and classic Hannukah songs from Jack Black, The Flaming Lips, Yo La Tengo, HAIM, Adam Green, and more!

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Lindemann

Lindemann

F & M [2LP]

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LINDEMANN are back! Till Lindemann (Rammstein) is responsible for the lyrics, and Sweden's Peter Taegtgren (Pain, Hypocrisy) is, in turn, responsible for music and production. Their first album Skills in Pills (Warner) was released in 2015 and reached Gold Status in Germany (100k+ albums). Skills in Pills was in English. The new album will be released this November, and is completely in German for the first time. Get ready for a LINDEMANN-filled Autumn!

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Big Band of Brothers
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In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Allman Brothers debut album, New West Records is proud to present, Big Band of Brothers: A Jazz Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band. This record is a true collection of big band jazz interpretations of Allman Brothers classics. The record features guest vocals by Marc Broussard and Ruthie Foster. Big Band of Brothers also features Jack Pearson on guitar, who has performed as a guest of the Allman Brothers Band on numerous occasions, and actually joined as a member of the band in 1997. Together with Dickey Betts, he completed the band’s archetypal guitar duo for nearly 3 years. Wycliffe Gordon (of Jazz at Lincoln Center fame) is also featured as a soloist. Gordon is consistently ranked among leading trombone players in the Downbeat critics poll.

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William Hooker
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William Hooker has been recognized as one of the most innovative musicians and drummers of his generation, leading a variety of ensembles within the worlds of free jazz, experimental, and new music. Hooker’s prior collaborators range from avant garde jazz musicians to indie rock legends like Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth. On his latest work, “Symphonie of Flowers”, Hooker weaves three sections into a whole, or a “symphonie” of sorts. As he says, “the piece begins and ends with the drum…my instrument. Its rhythm and variations of timbre are the stabilizing element.”

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Jimi Hendrix

Songs For Groovy Children assembles all four historic debut concerts by Jimi Hendrix’s newly assembled Band of Gypsys at New York’s Fillmore East on New Years Eve 1969 and New Years Day 1970. Presented in their original performance sequence and encompassing 43 tracks across 5 CDs or 8 LPs, the set boasts over two dozen tracks that have either never before been released commercially. Newly mixed and restored in sequence without edits, fans can finally hear Hendrix, Cox and Miles blast through their genre-defying sets that included freshly written songs like “Earth Blues” and “Stepping Stone,” as well as supercharged Experience favorites inclusive of “Foxey Lady,” “Voodoo Child (Slight Return),” “Wild Thing,” “Hey Joe” and “Purple Haze.” The lavish package is filled with unseen photos and remembrances from bassist Billy Cox and liner notes by author/journalist/filmmaker Nelson George.  Songs For Groovy Children was produced by Janie Hendrix, Eddie Kramer and John McDermott and mastered by Grammy-winning engineer Bernie Grundman.

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Super Furry Animals

20th anniversary re-issue completely re-mastered from original master tapes. Double LP on heavyweight vinyl with pop-up gatefold. CD edition features over 25 bonus tracks including second disc of previously unreleased material. Both feature foreword by Alan McGee, sleevenotes by Ric Rawlins, and previously unseen concept art drawings by Pete Fowler.

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Simple Creatures

SIMPLE CREATURES is Mark Hoppus (blink-182) and Alex Gaskarth (All Time Low). Their debut single “DRUG” was written by Hoppus and Gaskarth in collaboration with their producer and friend, Zakk Cervini (blink-182, Yungblud, All Time Low, 5SOS) and was released Friday, January 25 to critical acclaim. Hoppus and Gaskarth are long-time friends who both found some downtime whilst blink-182 and All Time Low were between albums. They came together to work on something a little different and thus SIMPLE CREATURES was born.

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Skegss

Skeggs, the Australian 3-piece power trio, combines surf, garage and slacker elements to create their dynamic sound. Pressed on red vinyl, the 2018 debut full-length album "My Own Mess" LP will be released on November 22nd.

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Lewis Capaldi

The Deluxe Edition of Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent, Lewis Capaldi's critically acclaimed debut album, is reimagined with three brand new bonus tracks. The album features "Someone You Loved" which is platinum in 17 markets and has been streamed over 1 billion times world-wide. The deluxe edition will come in a red jewel case with a brand new cover; 7.5K limited run.

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Rod Stewart

YOU’RE IN MY HEART: ROD STEWART WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA pairs classic vocal tracks from his most popular songs with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The result is a timeless record that retains the power, soul and passion that have fueled Stewart’s legacy from the start. The album also features a new version of the hit song “It Takes Two” featuring pop-star Robbie Williams and a brand-new song “Stop Loving Her Today” by Rod Stewart.

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Tim Buckley

In May 1968, singer/songwriter Tim Buckley did a couple of legendary shows at the historic Electric Theatre Co. In Chicago. These shows captured a brief period of the ever-evolving explorations of Tim Buckley.In many ways, these previously unreleased live May 1968 recordings were works in progress done in real time in front of a live audience and captured Buckley's improvisational raw energy at the peak of his artistic powers. This legendary recording features some of Tim's classic songs, including "Sing A Song For You," "Gypsy Woman" and Fred Neil's "Dolphins," but what makes this recording special are all of the improvising and being able to witness this musical genius work out new material on stage.Tim Buckley's career and life were shockingly short, but his influence has only grown stronger as the years go by and even though these performances are nearly 50 years old, they are truly timeless.

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Harry Nilsson

• First album of new material in nearly 40 years. • Features contributions from Jimmy Webb, Van Dyke Parks, Jim Keltner, and Harry’s son, Kiefo Nilsson. • Produced by Mark Hudson (Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osborne). • LP first pressing on white vinyl. The music world was stunned to its core on January 15, 1994, when superstar vocalist Harry Nilsson was struck down by a heart attack at the young age of 52. What the music world did not know at the time was the multiple Grammy® award-winning artist was at work on his first album of original material in nearly fifteen years—they would have to wait another quarter of a century! Omnivore Recordings is very proud to release Losst And Founnd, a brand new album by Harry Nilsson. Produced by Mark Hudson (Ringo Starr, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne), the album features nine Nilsson originals as well as covers by Jimmy Webb and Yoko Ono. With musical contributions from an all-star cast of musicians like Van Dyke Parks, Jim Keltner, Webb, and Harry’s son, Kiefo, the album features the classic Nilsson melodies that have been his trademark for over 50 years. Nilsson’s legacy has been bolstered in the last few years with the successful documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)? and the many, many usages of Harry’s songs in film and television including this year’s Netflix hit Russian Doll, which features Nilsson’s “Gotta Get Up” from his classic Nilsson Schmilsson album. Find out why everybody’s still talkin’ about one of rock’s greatest singer/songwriters with new music by Harry Nilsson on Losst And Founnd!

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No-Man

no-man (the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson) has announced new album, Love You To Bits, for 11/22 release. Eleven years on from the band's last release the melancholy song suite, Schoolyard Ghosts -no-man returns with a gloriously ambitious statement unlike anything in its back catalogue. Consisting of two connected 20-minute long, five-part pieces (Love You To Bits and Love You To Pieces), the album combines shimmering Pop and pulsating Electronica elements in fresh and surprising ways.

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Marco Beltrami

Debut physical edition of (Grammy nominee) Marco Beltrami & Anna Drubich score now includes the powerful opening credits number “Season of the Witch” by Donovan.

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Chicago

The Legendary “Rock Band With Horns” Gets Into The Spirit Of The Holiday Season With An Album That Mixes Original Christmas Songs And Yuletide Favorites.

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Produced by founding member Lee Loughnane, CHICAGO CHRISTMAS is the 37th album of the band’s career and its fourth holiday collection. Whereas its previous releases focused more on traditional Christmas songs, the new record spotlights holiday music the band wrote especially for the album, including “All Over The World,” “(Because) It’s Christmastime,” and “I’m Your Santa Claus.” The album also features R&B and ballad versions of “Merry Christmas, I Love You,” a song that Loughnane wrote with John Durrill of The Ventures, the best-selling instrumental band of all time.

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Along with the new songs, the album also features the band’s interpretations of two holiday standards: “Here We Come A Caroling” and “Sleigh Ride.” It’s the second time Chicago has recorded “Sleigh Ride.” A different version appears on Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Thee (2011). The album’s other non-original track is a soulful Chicago interpretation of the Hal David and Burt Bacharach classic, “What The World Needs Now Is Love,” which founding member Robert Lamm thought had a timely message for the holidays.

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Max Richter

In upcoming film Ad Astra, an astronaut (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his father (Tommy Lee Jones) and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. He uncovers secrets which challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos. Featuring sounds transmitted by the NASA Voyager probes that left Earth in the ‘70s, the Ad Astra soundtrack was written by Emmy-nominated composer Max Richter (The Leftovers, My Brilliant Friend, Taboo).

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Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes [Deluxe]

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This deluxe edition includes three additional tracks including the smash hit "Señorita" with Camila Cabello.

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Between The Buried And Me

The Great Misdirect is the fifth studio album by GRAMMY-nominated progressive metal five-piece, Between The Buried and Me. Formed in 2000, the band gained traction through an active touring schedule, which included Ozzfest, plus supporting dates with likes of Coheed and Cambria, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Every Time I Die, and quickly became critical favorites for their versatile "Thinking Man's Metal." This 10th anniversary vinyl edition is newly remixed and remastered.

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Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead

Ready Or Not [2LP]

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New Live Collection Features Nine Unreleased Performances From The Early ‘90s, Presenting What The Next Grateful Dead Studio Album May Have Been.

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The collection focuses on the best unreleased live versions of these late-period gems, all mastered from the original digital soundboard tapes. Recorded live between 1992 and 1995, READY OR NOT spotlights performance by the final Grateful Dead lineup: Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, and new keyboardist Vince Welnick.

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Richard Buckner

Dents and Shells is the first LP that Richard Buckner made for Merge Records, in 2004. By the time the album was recorded in Austin, TX and Tucson, AZ, with the help of Butthole Surfers' drummer King Coffey and other Austin locals, he'd been a touring musician and released over a half dozen records. With no fixed home base a decade deep into his career, he was still a roamer.That may be why Dents and Shells still sounds so fresh 15 years later. Whether working with collaborators or going it alone, on stage or in a studio, Buckner has always tended to play by feel. He documents what's on his mind and of the moment on songs like Dents and Shells opener "A Chance Counsel," as pedal steel guitar and piano provide a lovely soundscape for Buckner to wander through, weaving together words of assessment and encouragement as if thinking aloud.

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Skyblood

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Skyblood [LP]

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Mats Levén is one of the most influential and illustrious names in Swedish metal. His dramatic and colorful voice has graced albums by Candlemass, Therion, Krux, Yngwie Malmsteen and At Vance – now, after lending his voice to others for decades, fans can finally witness the charismatic singer’s solo project! Said project has been christened Skyblood and is, according to Mats, “who I am”. The driving force that is ‘Wake Up To The Truth’, the dark and hypnotic ‘Once Invisible’, or exotic entries such as ‘Out Of The Hollow’, triumph in musical finesse and timeless elegance. This debut is an unchained and exciting affair feeding off of epic and classic metal influences, doom and melodic hard rock.

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Strigoi

When PARADISE LOST guitarist Greg Mackintosh put to rest his VALLENFYRE side project in 2018, he closed a difficult, but an ultimately cathartic period in his life. Created as a tribute to his father John, who passed away in 2009, VALLENFYRE originally served as a sounding board for Greg’s grief, but then delved into his nihilistic take on the world. VALLENFYRE’s brief existence was intentional — the band always knew they could go no further than the three studio albums that bore their name. A mere few days after VALLENFYRE played its last live show in September 2018, Mackintosh announced the formation of a brand-new band, STRIGOI. Named after the troubled spirits in Romanian mythology who could rise from the grave and assume an entirely different form, STRIGOI’s lineup is rounded out by former EXTREME NOISE TERROR and VALLENFYRE bass player Chris Casket. (PARADISE LOST drummer Waltteri Väyrynen provided studio drums but will not be a full-time member.) Recorded at his Black Planet studio between January and March 2019, the resultant 12-song “Abandon All Faith” debut finds Mackintosh culling from his love of old-school death metal, grindcore and punk for a visceral, but cinematic offering of extreme metal. Whereas VALLENFYRE was down-and-dirty, crusty and often “in the gutter,” STRIGOI conjures feelings of both dread and hostility, laced with Mackintosh’s trademark lead guitar lines and biting death metal roar. “Abandon All Faith” boasts a wide dichotomy of tracks, from less-than-two-minute d-beat grinders (‘Nocturnal Vermin’, ‘Throne of Disgrace’), disharmonic death metal heaves (‘Phantoms’, ‘Parasite’) to its arguable standout numbers, ‘Carved into the Skin’ and the title track. Both cuts incorporate oppressive melodies, and in the case of the closing title track, minor strokes of orchestration. ‘Carved into the Skin’ was the first song Mackintosh wrote for STRIGOI, providing him with an early signpost of where to take the project.

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The Chemical Brothers

This new fully expanded version of the classic album from 1999 brings together the original album with previously unreleased ‘Secret Psychedelic Mixes’ and a selection of remixes from the period, curated by Tom and Ed over 4 180gram vinyl LPs. There’s also a DVD containing the hugely acclaimed promos for ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’, ‘Let Forever Be’ and ‘Out Of Control’, fully restored, and footage from the 2000 Glastonbury performance – still reckoned to be the largest-ever crowd for the Pyramid Stage. Finally, the box will also include four prints from cover artist Kate Gibb, a 24-page book with photos, memorabilia and a new essay from Jon Savage and download card.

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Kilo Kish

Kilo Kish

Mothe [Black/Yellow/Orange Swirl LP]

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Identifying more with the butterfly's nighttime counterpart, the moth, Kilo Kish explores the darker side of learning to fly. By creating a kinship with the forward progression of all things, she becomes part of a larger whole. Overall, mothe is a prayer and love poem to life with humble reverence for all its micro and macro processes.

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Luke Evans

Luke Evans

At Last

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‘At Last’ brings together an eclectic collection of modern and classic songs, personally curated by Evans to highlight and complement his unique delivery and vocal style. The bold and imaginative selection of songs that have been reimagined by Evans include a huge, orchestral rendition of the Pat Benatar rock classic, ‘Love Is A Battlefield’, which turns the track into something otherworldly along side other modern classics such as U2’s ‘With Or Without You’, Maria McKee’s 90’s power ballad ‘Show Me Heaven’ and Cher’s ‘If I Could Turn Back Time’, along with the Etta James’ Jazz standard ‘At Last’ and ‘First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’ by Roberta Flack. Recorded in 2019 at the world famous Sarm Studios in London, Luke worked with producer Steve Anderson (Pet Shop Boys, Kylie Minogue, Britney Spears, Take That), The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and in-demand string arranger/composer Cliff Masterson (Kylie, Michael McDonald, Emeli Sandé), who’s stunning work has been used across the world of film and music for decades. Evans has always had incredibly strong vocal ability beginning his illustrious career on the stage, performing in many of London's West End productions such as Rent, Miss Saigon, and Piaf before making his film breakthrough in the Clash of the Titans 2010 remake. Evans has continued to take the film world by storm appearing in huge Hollywood blockbusters such as The Fast and The Furious, The Girl On The Train, The Hobbit, 3 Musketeers and many more. In 2017 the entire world got to witness Luke’s vocal capabilities in Disney’s highly successful, live-action adaptation of the animated classic Beauty and the Beast. Luke starred as lothario and villain ‘Gaston’ alongside Emma Watson’s ‘Belle’.

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