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Living Proof

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DRAIN the Santa Cruz, CA based hardcore band, whose energetic live shows have propelled them to peak underground popularity (during a globalpandemic) and they are ready to break wide open in 2023.

Living Proof is the bands Epitaph Records debut and follow up to their 2020 breakout release, California Cursed. The new album is a testament to thehard work and heartfelt ethos thats at the center of DRAINs good-time psyche. There are a couple surprises on the album. Rapper Shakewell appearson the track, Intermission. Theres also a cover of Good, Good Things, a nearly four-decade old melodic punk carol by the Descendents: slam-pitforebearers to DRAIN if there ever were any. Its crazy because the songs been out like forty years, but lyrically its a DRAIN song! exclaims vocalistSam Ciaramitaro. It just hits on everything that I love, that Im about.

What Sammys about is plenty wholesome. I hope with this record that when someone hears it, it gives them hope, beams. If we were able to getthrough the tough times, anyone can. I cant wait to play these songs and hear a room full of people singing back to us. Were what the title says, theLiving Proof.

Produced by longtime friend and multi-instrumentalist Taylor Young (Gods Hate, Suicide Silence), then mixed by John Markson (Drug Church, Koyo),this is hardcore for everybody. As the band gets bigger, I try and keep that feeling alive, says the smiling singer. Every night I set up the merch and runit until its time to play. I want to be the guy that everyone says hello to. I want to thank every single kid that comes out for being there.

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The new album from hip-hop duo Atmosphere,So Many Other RealitiesExist Simultaneously, opens with veteran rapper Slug and seasonedproducer Ant taking a gentler approach. A departure from the brute intros ofearlier works, the lead-off track Okay sounds focused on comforting andreassuring the listener, as if informed by fatherhood and implicit duty. WithSlug rapping over one of the most twinkling productions Ant has released,the song lays the groundwork for an album-length exercise in fumblingconsciousness without setting a precedent for how they intend to navigateit. Yet, as gently as the album begins, theres an unmistakable sense ofunease from the onset that continues to evolve throughout the project, asSlug and Ant weave the listener through indistinct themes of insomnia andwoe.

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Thedebut solo album from the legendary drummer of Slayer, Fantmas, Testament,The Misfits, Dead Cross and more. An experimental journey into rhythm andsound.

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Logan Halstead will release his anticipated debut album, Dark Black Coal, May 5 via Thirty Tigers.

Age is a number, and Logan Halstead constantly reminds us of that. At just 15 years old, he wrote his first song, "Dark Black Coal", a powerful and haunting song about life for many of the people where he is from who had to work in the coal mines of southern West Virginia. Logan Halstead, 18 years old, is a country/folk/americana singer-songwriter who grew up in Comfort, WV. Logan pulls most of his music from the struggle and hardship of his life and those around him. Small-town living isn't intensely stimulating socially or economically, but spiritually there is always a yearning for more.

Being from WV and KY, it's no surprise that Tyler Childers and Sturgill Simpson influence him, but he has also found a lot of inspiration from Nicholas Jamerson and Cole Chaney. "All these folks mentioned have laid a path and shown that it's okay to be from these parts; we're not so looked down on anymore..." says Logan. It's given him the ability to be proud of who he is and has led him to be a driving force in the scene of young artists from the Appalachian region.

Logan doesn't like to put himself in a box sonically or stylistically. Still, many would adorn it as Appalachian/Americana music. Above all, it is raw and honest, and the writing wrapped in wisdom one might only think someone two decades older than could conjure. While the masses clamored for more content, Halstead took his time and found the right partners for his debut album. He decided to cut his project at the famous Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, TN. He was accompanied by the one and only Lawrence Rothman (Amanda Shires, Margo Price, Angel Olson, and many more). When asked about the recording process, Logan said, "It was a great experience; Lawrence is top-notch. They made me feel comfortable just to go in and do what I do, and to get to record in a place like that is a dream come true, especially for a holler kid". Lawrence, who saw success at a very young age, was a perfect fit because they understood Logan's position and angst and allowed Logan to express himself freely.

In 2020 Logan released "Dark Black Coal" on Youtube, which has since amassed almost 6 million views. The success of that single has allowed Logan to build a great fan base through YouTube, touring, and opening for folks like Zach Bryan, Charles Wesley Godwin, Town Mountain, and many more. With the record's release over a year after he created the album, Our Vinyl came into his life at the perfect time. Halstead released a taste of his upcoming project, and with that four-song EP, Logan gained over 120,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.

With the success of "Dark Black Coal" it's no surprise that it became the title for his first album. He signed with Thirty Tigers and is excited to partner with them on his release. The release date is slated for May 5th, and he will be touring those songs throughout May. Expect to see his name on festival billings, support tours, and in a town near you. "I want my music to keep evolving and improve my craft. I want to be the best I can be and give my fans shows to remember" says Halstead. Like all musicians, they hope to achieve a successful career but don't expect Logan Halstead to change who he is or what he believes in to reach it. Authentically himself, he strives to always be honest and authentic to his fans.

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The Smashing Pumpkinshave announced their highly anticipated twelfth studio album; a three-act rock opera album titledATUM(pronounced Autumn), which is slated for release in April 2023.ATUMwill feature 33-tracks, and is the sequel to 1995sMellon Collie and the Infinite Sadnessand 2000sMachina/Machine of God.ATUMwas written and produced byBillyCorganover the past 4 years. Each act of eleven songs will come out every eleven weeks on digital streaming platforms: Act 1 on November 15, 2022. Act 2 on January 31, 2023. Act 3 on April 21, 2023 along with the full physical release of all 33 album tracks on 3xCD and 4xLP format.

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Westerman's highly anticipated second LP An Inbuilt Fault is a complex and endlessly rewarding collection of layered songwriting. The album's nine songs took shape throughout the depths of the pandemic, in near total lockdown in Italy and the ensuing isolation following his move to Athens. It's the soundtrack of Westerman's reckoning with two years of intense loneliness, heartbreak, and dread. In spite of the dark beginnings of the album, An Inbuilt Fault emerges as a living, breathing transitional document that's both thrillingly alive and deeply human. The record that ultimately emerged from these early solo experiments sounds wholly unlike what the description might suggest. An Inbuilt Fault is visceral and live-sounding, full of the sound of breath and the idiosyncratic gestures of acoustic instruments. The creative shift in the album came after a chance meeting between Westerman and Big Thief's James Krivchenia at a show in London, inspiring Westerman to take a leap of faith and collaborate with the drummer and an extended crew of Los Angeles associates to flesh out his new songs. Once in LA, his demos became jump-off points for jams which, in imaginatively edited forms, pushed the songs into new realms; sometimes, the mood became more sinister, sometimes more triumphant. The result is music that is heavier and more sonically daring than Westerman's previous releases. The album's opening drum salvo sets the tone: Krivchenia's percussion on "Give" sounds hyper-real rather than natural, blown-out and compressed, integrating sounds of smashed glass, cracking wood, and what sounds almost like fists on flesh. The primary musical dialogue in many of these songs is between the wall of percussion and Westerman's vocals-rawer and drier in the mix than ever before, reinforced by bursts of rich three-or-four-part vocal harmonies.
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ARTEMIS returns with their 2nd Blue Note album In Real Time, a marvelous follow-up that highlights theimprovisational strength of its members as well as their respective gifts as composers. A dynamic new line-up of thecollective features founding members Renee Rosnes (piano), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Noriko Ueda (bass), andAllison Miller (drums) joined by newcomers Nicole Glover (tenor saxophone) and Alexa Tarantino (sopranosaxophone, alto saxophone and flute). CD Softpak.

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It's time to face the music. Still reeling from the loss of Gamora, Peter Quill rallies his team to defend the universe and one of their own - a mission that could mean the end of the Guardians if not successful. Featuring a stellar line-up of tracks perfect for any hero saving the galaxy. On standard black vinyl.

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Emily King has a near-magical gift for digging into life's deepest sorrows and uncovering unexpected beauty and illuminating truth. The NYC-bred artist brings ever-evolving levels of depth and nuance to her songwriting, rooting each revelation into a mesmerizing blend of soul, R&B and forward-thinking pop. Special Occasion - the follow-up to the multiple GRAMMY-nominated Scenery (2019) - is an intimate look at the ways we love, grieve, and stumble toward a greater sense of self-understanding.

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Arturo O'Farrill


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On his Blue Note album Legacies, the composer/arranger/bandleader Arturo O'Farrill puts the emphasis back on his striking pianistic abilities with a 9-song set that juxtaposes stunning solo piano flights. Dynamic trio performances are accompanied by his son, drummer Zack O'Farrill, and bassist Liany Mateo. The repertoire includes pieces by Bud Powell ("Un Poco Loco"), Thelonious Monk ("Well, You Needn't"), his father Chico O'Farrill ("Pure Emotion"), his own "Blue State Blues," and more.
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Rickie Lee Jones - Pieces of Treasure - The American music icon, whose work has spanned genres and decades, is back with her 15th studio album. The project is devoted entirely to the American Songbook of jazz standards, reinterpreted in Jones' wide-ranging musical fashion. "This album is as much about being human, the view of surviving-which means aging, and loving relentlessly-as it is about anything," Jones explains of the forthcoming Pieces of Treasure in a statement. "We love 'til the day we die, love our lives, our families, and finally ourselves."
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2023 release. Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Ryan Hamilton releases his studio album Haunted By The Holy Ghost, via Wicked Cool Records. He recorded the album at The Old Cider Press, UK and Ryan's Home Studio in Stephenville, TX. The album comprises 10-track, written by Ryan Hamilton and produced by Dave Draper, featuring guest appearance from Jessie Wagner.
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Stephen Stills is an unyielding force of nature.

The amount of music pouring out of this man couldve fueled a half-dozen bands. Following the June1971 release of his second solo album, Stephen Stills 2, he announced his first solo tour designed toshowcase all aspects of the ever-growing artist. Fans who were lucky enough to catch his historic debuttrek, dubbed The Memphis Horns Tour, were treated to the balladeer, the raving troubadour, theacoustic bluesman, the soul driver, and by far the most passionate music maker offering his goods acrossthe better auditoriums and arenas that summer.

This previously unissued live album, with performances hand-picked by Stills from his personal archives,was recorded on August 20 and 21, 1971 at The Berkeley Community Theater. This 3,500-seat venuemade this one of the most unique and intimate stops on the tour that included his iconic concert at NewYorks Madison Square Garden. In many ways, these Northern California shows in Berkeley sound as ifStills is leaving it all on the stage during a hometown gig.

In addition to The Memphis Horns, Stills is backed by a loyal cast of friends, including his usual steadyrhythm sectiondrummer Dallas Taylor and bassist Calvin Fuzzy Samuelsalong with keyboardistPaul Harris, guitarist Steve Fromholz, and percussionist Joe Lala. Guesting on both nights of theserecordings was David Crosby, singing on his own nautical classic The Lee Shore, and the Stills-pennedYou Dont Have To Cry, a Crosby, Stills & Nash favorite.

The music on these groovestimeless and era-defining performances Word Game, Love The OneYoure With, Sugar Babe, Cherokee, among others, hasnt aged a day since they were captured ontape. This album, rather than being an artifact from a bygone era, sparkles and stimulates. It cajoles youinto thinking, feeling andmost importantlymoving. This is music thats been unearthed because itssimply too good not to be blasting out of cars and exploding from apartment windows and onto thestreets.

Stephen Stills Live At Berkeley 1971 is a cornucopia of priceless soundand all of it bears thedistinct and loving fingerprint of Stephen Stills.

Howie Edelson,New York City,December 2022

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46 years after releasing the groundbreaking debut, Damned Damned Damned, The Damned return with DARKADELIC, their twelfth studio album and their first one since 2018s Top Ten release Evil Spirits.

The album catches the band that launched punk and invented goth once again innovating and expanding upon their unique universe. The lead single and video for The Invisible Man is a showcase for Captain Sensibles riffadelic guitar work and David Vanians snarling baritone vocals.

DARKADELIC barrels along from there and features some of The Damneds sharpest songwriting and genre-bending performances reaching peaks with future singles Youre Gonna Realise and Beware of the Clowns drenched in classic horror movie references, nods to swinging 60s London, and a refined palette of musical influences. The Damned will indeed paint the world DARKADELIC in 2023.

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The Orb


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On Prism, released 28th April via Cooking Vinyl, The Orbs pulsating discography grows ever more huge, with their 18th album, and 3rd helmed by core duo Alex Paterson and Michael Rendall. Despite the connotations of its title, here they continue to rollick freely without inhibition across ambient, house and dub, but also tangent into poetry, pop, full-blown drum n bass and actual reggae.

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Josh Ritter

Spectral Lines

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Renowned singer, songwriter, musician, artist and best-selling author Josh Ritter will release his anticipated new album, Spectral Lines, April 28 via Thirty Tigers.

Produced by Ritters longtime collaborator Sam Kassirer (Lake Street Dive, Langhorne Slim), Spectral Lines finds Ritter expanding beyond the bounds of his previous work to create a record both atmospheric and profound. Dedicated to the memory of his mother, Ritter searches for commonality across these ten seamless tracks by exploring lifes most universal ideaslove, devotion and what it means to be connected, to both each other and to ourselves.

I think its important for us to share some of our most basic and common experiences with each other, however we can. Thats what we really, really need right now. I know we have common experiences, and its important to telegraph those back because they dont have to be lonely experiences. - Josh Ritter

One of todays most thoughtful and prolific voices, Ritter has released ten studio albums including 2019s widely acclaimed, Fever Breaks, of which NPR Music praised, He remains a hydrant of ideas while embodying an endless capacity for empathy and indignation, often within a single song. In addition to his work as a musician, Ritter is also a national best-selling author, having released two novels to date: 2011s Brights Passage and 2021s The Great Glorious Goddamn of It All, for which the film rights have recently been optioned for development. Released to critical attention, Stephen King wrote in The New York Times Book Review that Brights Passage shines with a compressed lyricism that recalls Ray Bradbury in his primeThis is the work of a gifted novelist.

In celebration of the new record, Ritter and his band, the Royal City Band, will return to the road in spring 23 with headline shows at Chicagos Thalia Hall, Nashvilles historic Ryman Auditorium, Washington, DCs Lincoln Theatre, Philadelphias Keswick Theatre, Bostons House of Blues and New Yorks Beacon Theatre among others. Visit www.joshritter.com for full details.

In addition to Ritter (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar) and Kassirer (piano, organ, mellotron, synthesizers, drums), Spectral Lines also features Jocie Adams (clarinet, synthesizers, background vocals), Matt Douglas (woodwinds), Zachariah Hickman (upright bass, electric bass), Rich Hinman (electric guitar, pedal steel), Shane Leonard (drums, percussion, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass), Kevin OConnell (drums, percussion, electric bass, electric guitar) and Dietrich Strause (acoustic guitar, electric guitar).

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First Two Pages of Frankenstein is The Nationals ninth studio album. This 11-song collection signals a new chapter in the bands discography. Anchored by evocative melodies and an enthralling lyrical narrative, First Two Pages of Frankenstein finds The National sounding more creatively energized than ever and poised to earn them even more fans. The album was produced by the band at Long Pond Studios in upstate New York and features guest appearances by Taylor Swift (The Alcott), Phoebe Bridgers (This Isnt Helping and Your Mind Is Not Your Friend) and Sufjan Stevens (Once Upon a Poolside).

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Limited transparent red colored vinyl LP pressing. 2023 release. Hardly The Same Snake is Skinny Pelembe's sophomore album, but his first fully embracing his artistic self. Visceral yet inherently soulful, Hardly The Same Snake is the sound of the Johannesburg-born, Doncaster-raised artist finally finding his voice - both literally and figuratively. In practical terms, that involved finding the courage to foreground his gravelly baritone in these gloriously genre-agnostic productions. But it also meant branching out beyond the safety net of his former label - Gilles' Peterson's Brownswood Recordings - to figure out the artist he truly wanted to be. As Skinny puts it today, in his soft South Yorkshire drawl, "This album is what I would have created, first time round had I rated my own voice." Determined that the album shouldn't sound like a band record, but equally mustn't feel "too button push-y", Skinny assembled songs by sampling instrumentation originally recorded live, including chopped and looped versions of the brilliantly complex beats played by Malcolm Catto of The Heliocentrics. It was a painstaking process that paid off, resulting in an album fathoms ahead of it's promising predecessor, and one that honestly reflects Skinny's creative evolution. The idea of forging your own path - and shedding skin, so to speak - is integral to Hardly The Same Snake. It's a defiantly outward-looking record contemplating family, religion and major life milestones, from parenthood to death.
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Nigerian-American musician, songwriter and producer Joy Oladokun announces her new album, Proof of Life, out April 28, 2023 on Amigo/Verve Forecast/Republic Records. Her third original full-length album vividly captures the human experience with a profound simplicity, celebrating the little details and simple pleasures of being alive, while giving voice to some of lifes most complex experiences in a way only she can. The album boasts feats from Chris Stapleton, Noah Kahan, Mt. Joy and more.

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The Sun

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The Sun is the fourth studio record from Joseph (sisters Natalie, Meegan and Allison Closner) and the follow-up to Good Luck, Kid (2019). It builds on its predecessors cinematic pop, bringing a thrilling new energy into each of the albums ten elegantly sculpted tracks. Joseph worked with acclaimed producers Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, First Aid Kit) and Christian Leggy Langdon (Amos Lee, BANKS) to build an irresistibly vibrant sound ranging from moody grandeur to pure anthemic glory.

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I was finally able to trust myself fully, says Indigo DeSouza of making her masterful third albumAllof This Will End.Across 11 its songs, the LPis a raw and radically optimistic workthat grapples with mortality, the rejuvenation that community brings, and theimportance of centering yourself now. These tracks come from the most resonantmoments of her life: childhood memories, collecting herself in parking lots,the ecstatic trips spent wandering Appalachian mountains and southern swampswith friends, and the times she had to stand up forherself. All of This Will Endfeels more true tome than anything ever has, she says.

In many ways,All ofThis Will Endhas become a personal motto for Indigo. Every day I wake upwith the thought that this could be the end, she says. You could look at itas a sad thing, or you could look at itas a really precious thing: Today I'malive and at some point, I will not be in this body anymore. But for now, I cando so much with being alive. Theres a peacefulness in acceptance throughout.As she sings onthe title track, Im only loving only moving through andtrying my best / Sometimes its not enough but Im still real and I forgive.She describes the experience of writing this song as magic, as if everythingabout it from the words and melody had felt timeless and intangible and thatshe was just writing it down. Like the hues of reds and oranges that her motherpainted on the LP cover,All of This WillEndmarks awarmer and unmistakably audacious era for her. Its a statementabout fearlessly moving forward from the past into a gratitude-filled present,feeling it all every step of the way, and choosing to embody lovingawareness.

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First, Love You Madly is a profile of Duke Ellington that features interviews and such timeless selections as "Rockin' in Rhythm," "In My Solitude," "Things Ain't What They Used to Be," and more. Then, A Concert of Sacred Music at Grace Cathedral includes unforgettable renditions of "In the Beginning, God," "The Lord's Prayer," "Come Sunday," and other songs of praise. 116 min. Total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Region Free
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Candy Dulfer has combined a highly successful solo career with guest spots for a host of musical greats including Van Morrison, Blondie, Aretha Franklin, Pink Floyd, Dave Stewart (with whom she had #11 hit, "Lily Was Here") and, perhaps most notably, Prince. She has played at Montreux on several occasions with her band, Funky Stuff. This CD/DVD set focuses on her concert from 2002 and features bonus tracks from 1998 (3 exclusive on CD, 4 exclusive on DVD).
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Ive been focused on who I am in my music, but now Im exploring where I am, AlfaMist says. Im asking: how did I get here?

This is the journeying question that underpins Alfas fifth album, Variables. Traversing luscious, big band swing, head-nodding boom-bap rhythms and yearning vocalmelodies, the record is expansive, soulful and moving, in both body and spirit. OnVariables, his second release for ANTI-, Alfa achieves his most fully-realised, expressive musical work to date, coupling his keen ear for looping, memorably emotivepiano melodies with intuitive grooves and a free-flowing jazz improvisation.

Since the release of his first full-length project Nocturne in 2015, Alfa has established himself as one of the UKs most focused, in-demand and distinct musicalvoices. He has worked with the likes of Jordan Rakei and Tom Misch. Artists look tohim for his unique blend of intimate bedroom production and expansive jazz grouporchestration, since Alfa is yet to be boxed into a specific genre. His music spanseverything from hip-hop beat-making to producing for artists such as rapper LoyleCarner, composing neo-classical works for the London Contemporary Orchestra,and reworking tracks from composer lafur Arnalds and pioneering jazz label BlueNote. The return to live shows has been a welcome one for Alfa and his fans, resulting in an instantly sold-out run of debut US shows in 2022, as well as a headlinegig at Londons Barbican in 2021, and an expanded run of US shows slated for 2023.

It is a balance between feeling and perfectionism that ultimately gives Alfas musicits depth and capacity for repeated listening. It is also an ethos that has enabled hisremarkable work-ethic to date. Ive never been a one album every four years artist I want to put out new projects every year, he says. Music is an extension of mylife; it is the practice of creating.

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Dick Stusso's third album is a document of slow mental unraveling with a world in perpetual decay as it's backdrop. With S.P., California-based singer and songwriter Nic Russo has created his most out-there and toothsome record to date, plunging his listeners into a strange and thrilling new world at every opportunity. S.P. is the first Dick Stusso record in four years, following his stellar Hardly Art debut In Heaven from 2018-but this latest missive is more of an indirect sequel to the buzz-building 2015 release Nashville Dreams / Sings the Blues, diving deeper into the fictional character Dick Stusso's crumbling psyche and dystopian surroundings. If our introduction to Dick was someone trying to pursue their dreams and turning into a failure as a result, S.P. reflects the moment where, in Russo's words, "The character is becoming unlikable. He's succumbing to what is taking place around him."
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Lael Neale still has a flip phone and there were no screens involved in the creation of her new record Star Eaters Delight. The album is her second for Sub Pop and reveals an expansion of her sonic collaboration with producer and accompanist Guy Blakeslee.In April of 2020, in the wake of transformations both personal and global, Lael moved from Los Angeles back to her family's farm in rural Virginia. Looking at the world from a distance and getting in tune with her own rhythms, she wrote and recorded steadily for two dreamlike years, driven by a need to make order out of chaos. Forged in isolation, Star Eaters Delight is a vehicle for returning, not just to civilization, but to celebration.She says, "Acquainted with Night (recorded in 2019, and released in 2021), was focused inward, amidst the loud and bright Los Angeles surrounding me. It was an attempt to create spaciousness and quiet reverie within. When I moved back to the farm, I found that the unbroken silences compelled me t
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Live archive release containing 10 previously unissued live recordings from 1970 recorded in Yugoslavia, Romania, and Poland. Omnivore Recordings is proud to announce the release of the soundtrack to the upcoming acclaimed documentary What The Hell Happened To Blood, Sweat & Tears? A political thriller with a classic rock band at the heart of the action, this story has been suppressed for over 50 years! In 1970, Blood, Sweat & Tears became the first American rock band to perform behind the Iron Curtain, doing concerts in Yugoslavia, Romania, and Poland. The tour was sponsored by the U.S. State Department. A documentary film crew accompanied the band and shot over 65 hours of material for what was intended to be a theatrical documentary. The documentary was never released and the film footage disappeared. The music was also captured on tape but never issued or even heard by the band themselves. Upon returning to the states after the tour, the group became victim of the significant societal upheaval and culture wars in a polarized America. The toxic environment found the band in a crossfire between the Right and the Left and the group suffered greatly as a result. What The Hell Happened To Blood, Sweat & Tears? is a film about this tour, this journey and the discovery of the film and music that documented one of the world's biggest bands at the peak of their powers. Award winning director John Scheinfeld (Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?), The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, Herb Alpert Is...) has once again captivated audiences with a thrilling story that contains amazing previously unreleased film footage and stunning musical performances.
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"Everything clicks on Safe to Run, the fourth album from singer, songwriter Esther Rose. Its the quiet culmination of years spent fully immersed in a developing artistry, and presents Roses always vividly detailed emotional scenes with new levels of clarity and control. As with previous work, her songwriting transfigures the chaos and uncertainty of a life in progress, but here she introduces a newfound pop element that attaches unshakably catchy hooks to even the darkest stretches of the journey.

Rose takes an unblinking look at her own vulnerabilities as well as more universal concerns, somehow never taking herself too seriously in the process. This manifests as a critique of the insidious sexism of the music industry on Dream Girl, but quickly melts into a hazy memoryscape of the dive bar drama and suspended hovering of her early 20s on Chet Baker. The song Safe to Run (a gorgeous duet with Hurray for the Riff Raffs Alynda Segarra) directly merges the personal with the global, superimposing feelings of spiritual displacement onto the larger, looming dread of climate grief. Rose breathes in the ecstasy of the natural world in one line and makes fun of herself a few bars later. There are ghosts in the room for most of her songs, but shes invited them in and is cracking jokes with them over a drink or two.

Ultimately all of these new advancements become twinkles of light in the background as they fold into the big picture impact of the songs themselves. Esther Rose translates her world into eleven curious and captivating scenes. While the songs are stunning one by one, absorbing Safe to Run as a whole feels like witnessing something taking shape, experiencing the headspins of the elevation and the slow return to equilibrium as the clouds start clearing."

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Everything but the Girl return in 2023 with the new album Fuse, after a 24-year hiatus. Written and produced by Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn over the spring-summer of 2021, Fuse is a modern take on the lustrous electronic soul the band first pioneered in the mid-90s. Thorn's affecting and richly textured voice is once again up front in Watt's glimmering landscape of sub-bass, sharp beats, half-lit synths and empty space, and as before, the result is the sound of a band comfortable with being both sonically contemporary, yet agelessly themselves.

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Guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabriela have announced the follow-up to the GRAMMY-winning album Mettavolution. In Between ThoughtsA New World is the duos first full-length album in four years. It is a spontaneously composed, yet unified work which brings the same expansion of consciousness that inspired its creation. Self-produced in Ixtapa, Mexico, the album sees Rodrigo y Gabriela building on their original sound to include electronics and orchestral elements.

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When Paul Janeway learned he was going to be a father he decided to scribe his thoughtsjoy, fear, confusionas messages to his then-unborn daughter. Those letters became Angels in Science Fiction, the stunning 5th LP from St. Paul & The Broken Bones. Produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Margo Price) at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis. It finds the band stretching further out, building on the shadowy psychedelia and intricate, experimental R&B of the The Alien Coast.

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Easy Star All-Stars return with their first new tribute album in over a decade! This is the first single from the upcoming April 2023 release of ZIGGY STARDUB, a reggae re-imagining of David Bowie's entire The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album. This first single features the legendary Maxi Priest on vocals. As usual, the All-Stars bring an unparalleled attention to detail and creativity to their version of this timeless Bowie classic.

Easy Star All-Stars - Ziggy Stardub
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2023 release. One of this year's most anticipated albums is finally here - the full release from stage and screen icon, the lovely Ann-Margret. One of Hollywood's brightest lights and star of such film classics as Bye Bye Birdie and Viva Las Vegas, Ann-Margret proudly presents all new recordings of her singing pop and rock standards in her own ineffable, entrancing singing voice. This project pairs her with several stellar guests including The Who's Pete Townshend, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pat Boone, country legends Mickey Gilley & T.G. Sheppard, Stax guitarist Steve Cropper, Robben Ford and so many more.
ANN-MARGRET - Born to Be Wild
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Its no secret that Epitaph Records has been the breeding ground for some of the most legendary bands in existence and MAGNOLIA PARK carry on in that tradition with their highly anticipated debut full-length, Bakus Revenge. Since forming in Orlando, Florida, in 2019, the six-piece actvocalist Joshua Roberts, guitarists Tristan Torres and Freddie Criales, bassist Jared Kay, drummer Joe Horsham and keyboardist Vincent Ernsthave released an EP, mixtape and handful of singles and toured with everyone from Sum 41 to Simple Plan as a way to bring their upbeat brand of alt-rock to the masses. While MAGNOLIA PARKs music is at times lighthearted, the ethni- cally diverse band are also serious about spreading a message of inclusivity and inspiring other kids like them to start bands as a form of creative expression. Our goal when were together is to make sure the next generation doesnt have to face as much racial back- lash for being a rock band, Torres explains. In the industry, people look at us a certain way and try to impose things on usand we want to make sure the next generation of rock bands dont have to go through what weve been through.

Magnolia Park - Baku's Revenge
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Kristian Matsson has never remained in one place for very long. Having spent much of thelast decade touring around the world as The Tallest Man on Earth, Matsson has captivatedaudiences using, as The New York Times describes, every inch of his long guitar cord toroam the stage: darting around, crouching, stretching, hip-twitching, perching briefly andjittering away...Mr. Matsson is a guitar-slinger rooted in folk, and his songs are troubadourballads at heart.

Now, Matsson returns as The Tallest Man on Earth with Henry St., his sixth studio albumfollowing 2012s Theres No Leaving Now, full of vivid imagery, clever turns-of-phrase,and devastating, world-weary observations (Under The Radar) and 2015s Dark Bird Is AHome, his most personal record... surreal and dreamlike (Pitchfork). Henry St. notablymarks the first time he recorded an album in a band setting. My entire career Ive beena DIY personmostly fueled by the feeling that I didnt know what I was doing, so Id justdo everything myself. But now, longing for the energy thats only released when creatingtogether with others, Matsson invited his friends to come and play.

Nick Sanborn (of Sylvan Esso) produced Henry St., which includes contributions from RyanGustafson (of The Dead Tongues) on guitar, lap steel and ukulele, TJ Maiani on drums, CJCamerieri (of Bon Iver) on trumpet and French horn, Phil Cook on piano and organ, RobMoose (of Bon Iver, yMusic) on strings and Adam Schatz on saxophone.

The Tallest Man On Earth - Henry St.
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2023 release. Seven years into a career built on an uncompromising ethos and carefully crafted, brutal sounds, Jesus Piece melds intelligence and aggression in a manner that doesn't just push the genre's rigid boundaries. It sets the standard for the shape of hardcore to come.... So Unknown is the sound of articulated brutality that defies categorization. It's 28 minutes of rage and introspection slammed into the red. From explosive opener 'In Constraints' to the dissonant strains of 'Tunnel Vision' to the caustic 'An Offering to The Night', Jesus Piece's Century Media debut and their first full-length since 2018's landmark, Only Self has been worth the wait. Co-produced and mixed by Randy LeBouef (Every Time I Die, Orthodox),... So Unknown is a spectacular second act and a passage to something more intense and personal for the five Pennsylvania natives.
Jesus Piece - ...So Unknown

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