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New Releases on CD for Friday June 9th (06/09)

The Following are some of the releases on CD that we are most excited for, but is by no means a comprehensive list, there there just too many awesome releases to cover all of them!

Joe Bonamassa – Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening

$17.99

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On January 21st and 22nd of 2016, world-renowned platinum-selling and Grammy nominated Blues-rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Joe Bonamassa performed two unique all-acoustic shows at the iconic Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall – An Acoustic Evening. An evening of extraordinary music with new arrangements of favorite songs as well as brand new, never-before-heard songs all housed in this deluxe 2CD set.

The concert was part of a special all-acoustic tour and featured an all-star ensemble of world-class musicians. Acclaimed Chinese cellist and erhuist Tina Guo, whose repertoire stretches from classical to heavy metal; and Hossam Ramzy, the Egyptian percussionist and composer, who has performed on dozens of film soundtracks and records, including on Jimmy Page and Robert Plant s No Quarter: Unledded Tour. Reese Wynans (piano), Anton Fig (Drums) Eric Bazilian (mandolin, hurdy-gurdy, saxophone, acoustic guitar, vocals), and three Australian backing vocalists, Mahalia Barnes, Juanita Tippins, and Gary Pinto round out the band.

‘Despite being among the most ambitious things I’ve done I played with a 9 piece acoustic band It came out great. It was a typical Joe freak show.’ (Joe Bonamassa)

Everyone knows the old saying about how to get to Carnegie Hall, but Bonamassa has truly lived that advice. His entire life and musical career had been practice for this moment, and a young blues-boy finally made good on a childhood dream of playing one of the most hallowed stages in the world. This stripped down, all-acoustic show allowed his fans a glimpse into his soul and presented a thrilling and musically dangerous spectacle akin to walking a tightrope without a net.

‘Reminiscent of Ry Cooder’s 70s experiments in blues, country and soul.’ (Mojo)

Clutch – Psychic Rockers From The West Group

$23.99

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Psychic Rockers From The West is a 5 CD plus 1 DVD package and contains The Bakerton Group’s El Rojo (Clutch’s instrumental blues jam side project), Strange Cousins From The West, Earth Rocker Deluxe (2 CD + 1 DVD) and the latest Clutch release, Psychic Warfare. This is a limited release, hand numbered and signed by all band members on the back.

BIO

Clutch is an American rock band from Frederick, MD, originating in Germantown, MD. They met while in high school in Germantown and consider themselves a Frederick-based band where they write/rehearse for every album/tour. The band formed in 1991. Since its formation the band line-up has included Neil Fallon (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Tim Sult (lead guitar, backing vocals),Dan Maines (bass, backing vocals) and Jean-Paul Gaster (drums and percussion). To date, Clutch has released eleven studio albums, and several rarities and live albums. As of 2008 the band has been releasing all of their new recordings and reissues on their own record label, Weathermaker Music.

Guardians Of The Galaxy – Vol.2-Awesome Mix-O.S.T.

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Unsurprisingly, director James Gunn once again made the soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 integral to the film’s story. Aside from Baby Groot dancing to “Mr. Blue Sky”, the relationship between two of the film’s central characters is almost entirely built around the meaning of “Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl)”. Now Marvel Music, UMC, and Hollywood Records have announced that you’ll be able to experience the OST outside of the film when it’s released on physical formats later this summer.

Awesome Mix Vol. 2 will be receiving a fitting cassette release on June 23rd, with a vinyl version dropping August 11th. The vinyl release is a deluxe edition that also features the film’s score by Tyler Bates.

The OST was put out digitally last month when the film bowed into theaters, and you can listen to it below. It addition to ELO and Looking Class, the tracklist includes songs from Fleetwood Mac, Sam Cooke, Sweet, and Yusuf / Cat Stevens.

Jessica Hernandez – Telephone

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This Detroit band made their Instant Records debut with 2013’s Demons and 2014’s Secret Evil. Hernandez, a second generation Cuban and Mexican-American, felt it her duty to further explore her own Hispanic heritage on The Deltas’ sophomore recording. The result is an unprecedented work of duality and impossible-to-ignore relevance. Personal and provocative, Telephone/Telefono is a milestone achievement for the band known for their soundclash of Goth pop, Latin rock, psychedelic surf, punk cabaret, dirty dancehall, and Hernandez’s vocal power.

”Gold-flecked grooves of soul pop, jittery and shining with the same accessible vibes despite the varied language.” -Consequence of Sound

Imagine Dragon – Evolve

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Imagine Dragons’ latest album Evolve has no demons to hide — because frontman Dan Reynolds took a very “colorful” approach this time around.

“This record is very colorful,” he told PEOPLE during the band’s concert live stream at YouTube Space in Los Angeles on Tuesday to promote their new album Evolve and upcoming tour. “Lyrically, I was in a really healthy headspace writing it, and then sonically we wrote from a more minimalistic approach.”

“I think this record was written after we had taken our first break as a band,” he continues. “I think that’s significant because during that year off we were really able to connect with real life again — to go home, be with friends and family, and do the things we used to do before the band kind of took us off in the world. We were grateful for [it], but it was really healthy for us to go home for a little bit, especially for me; mentally, I needed it.”

Reynolds describes Evolve as “an evolution of sound” for he and his band mates, electric guitarist Daniel Wayne Sermon, drummer Daniel Platzman and bass guitarist Ben McKee.

“It’s a step forward in that we peel back a lot of layers and are much more minimalistic,” he says, comparing the lyrical content to their 2015 album, Smoke and Mirrors, which was “a very dark, introverted record.”

Full review can be found at People Music

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Murder Of The Universe 

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A concept album to end all concepts, Murder Of The Universe is the new collection by head-bending psychedelicists King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Murder Of The Universe is a face-melting musical assault concerned with the downfall of man, the death of the planet….the murder of the whole goddamn universe. A disorientating experience, the album hinges on three distinct chapters that rise from larval beds, and whose lyrics should be carved in stone, squeezed from moss, discovered in ancient runes. And all the while a passing cast of characters imbue the tale with both human and non-human emotions.

Monks – Hamburg Recordings 1967

$6.99

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The Monks – a strange, rare group with a story that sounds like a drunk friend’s generous hyperbole. A group of American G.I.s stationed in Germany on the precipice of Western cultural revolution starts playing music loosely connected to the rock n’ roll craze, contrastingly incorporating a critical and often offensive avant-garde edge. Nothing was off limits — screeching vocals, dark aesthetics, staccato-strummed banjo, sardonic lyricism, critiques of the Vietnam War and full monk costuming down to the tonsure. When viewed on the whole, it seems like an art school student’s senior thesis on what the craze means and its future possibilities. Due in large part to original Polydor vinyl collectability and years in the word-of-mouth hype machine, their legend and cult status has steadily blossomed since their last shows in 1967. Fast forward to 2017, the crew at Third Man, already huge fans, are presented with an honest-to-God treasure trove of original Monks photos, newspaper clippings, business cards, letterhead, contracts, postcards and, yes, analog tapes, containing trailblazing, wild compositions completely unheard by public ears. “I’m Watching You” would have been recorded on February 28th, 1967 at the same sessions that would produce the Monks’ final single “Love Can Tame the Wild” b/w “He Went Down to the Sea.” The remaining four songs were recorded after hours in the Top Ten Club later that year, just prior to the break-up of the band. These songs have been unreleased for 50 years and are quite possibly the last music left to be heard by this legendary band.

Prince – Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition (3CD/DVD)

$31.99

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Purple Rain remains one of history’s most important, indisputable, and influential albums, but you’ve never heard it like this before. Purple Rain Deluxe boasts the official 2015 Paisley Park Remaster of the original tapes overseen by Prince himself in addition to a new “From The Vault & Previously Unreleased” disc with 11 unheard gems from the storied vault. This is Prince’s final word on his definitive masterpiece.

This 3-CD/1-DVD Expanded Edition is a true collector’s item and the ultimate vision of Purple Rain. In addition to the 2015 Paisley Park Remaster and “From The Vault & Previously Unreleased,” it includes “Single Edits & B-Sides” and a never-seen on DVD of Prince and The Revolution Live! in 1985.

Prince – Purple Rain Deluxe (2CD)

On Sale: $18.99

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Purple Rain remains one of history’s most important, indisputable, and influential albums, but you’ve never heard it like this before. Purple Rain Deluxe boasts the official 2015 Paisley Park Remaster of the original tapes overseen by Prince himself in addition to a new “From The Vault & Previously Unreleased” disc with 11 unheard gems from the storied vault. This is Prince’s final word on his definitive masterpiece.

If you’ve never experienced Purple Rain, the 2-CD Deluxe Edition is the best place to start. It features both the 2015 Paisley Park Remaster as well as “From The Vault & Previously Unreleased.” It’s the perfect gateway into the world of Prince and Purple Rain.

Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

$13.99

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While it’s a touch reductive to lump them both together, parallels between the careers of Vince Staples and fellow Californian Kendrick Lamar are uncanny and numerous. Both have found success despite swimming against the musical flow, performing dense, politically charged lyrics in an era more enamoured with the simplistic sing-song decadence of Migos, Rae Sremmurd and Lil Yachty. Both have cultivated on-record personas that are part bolshy street kid, part world-weary philosopher. Both are astonishingly technically gifted, to the degree that they’re actively evolving the art of MCing. And both have an affinity for rapping over oddball, square-peg beats that sound like nothing else out there.

Staples has long operated in Lamar’s shadow. He more than does alright for himself – critical acclaim, decent sales, Gorillaz guest spots – but it’s King Kendrick who’s bagged the Obama endorsement, the album-of-the-year accolades and the reverent fanbase. On Staples’ second album, however, he comes close to drawing level with his West Coast rival. Because Big Fish Theory is one of the most ambitious, dazzling hip-hop albums of 2017 so far – neck-and-neck with Kendrick’s DAMN..

Full review can be found at NME

Jeff Tweedy – Together At Last

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Together At Last is a new album by songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy. It features the Wilco bandleader performing eleven of his own songs, culled from the Wilco catalog as well as from side-projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog, in a solo acoustic setting. Recorded at Tweedy’s Chicago recording studio The Loft, Together At Last showcases Tweedy’s accomplished and intricate guitar playing and his expressive, plaintive voice, and while audiences have experienced Tweedy live onstage as a solo performer for years, this is the first studio recording of its kind for the acclaimed musician.

Yonder Mountain String Band – Love Ain’t Love 

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For nearly 20 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n roll and improvisation. Yonder has always played music of their own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule. Yonder is a quintessential ensemble honing its craft night after night on the road, and the fans are there to experience it in real time. The result is music that doesn’t stand still, it s always progressing and breaking unprecedented ground.

New Releases on Vinyl For Tuesday June 20th (06/20) & Friday June 23rd (06/23)

Everything is subject to availability, feel free to call and check to make sure we still have what you’re looking for before you come into the store!

Tuesday (June 20th) Releases:

SMITHS – “QUEEN IS DEAD”/”I KEEP MINE HIDDEN” 45

 

Friday (June 23rd) Releases:

311 – MOSAIC LP
ALGIERS – UNDERSIDE OF POWER LP
BIG BOI – BOOMIVERSE LP
BURNOUT – VARIOUS 45
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB – CIPHER LP
CHAIN GANG OF 1974 – FELT LP
FIFTH ELEMENT – O.S.T. LP
GO-GO’S – VACATION LP
GUTTERMOUTH – WHOLE ENCHILADA LP
IRON MAIDEN – MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH LP
IRON MAIDEN – ROCK IN RIO LP
IRON MAIDEN – BRAVE NEW WORLD LP
IRON MAIDEN – DANCE OF DEATH LP
J DILLA – JAY DEE’S MA DUKES COLLECTION LP
JJ DOOM – BOOKHEAD LP
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – MURDER OF THE UNIVERSE LP
MONKS – HAMBURG RECORDINGS 1967 LP
ONEREPUBLIC – NATIVE LP
PRINCE – “I WOULD DIE 4 U” 12″
PRINCE – PURPLE RAIN LP
PRINCE – “PURPLE RAIN” 12″
PRINCE – “WHEN DOVES CRY” 12″
TODD RUNDGREN – WHITE KNIGHT LP
SELENA – LAST CONCERT LP
TIGERS JAW – SPIN LP
JEFF TWEEDY – TOGETHER AT LAST LP
WELCOME TO ZAMROCK – VOL.2-VARIOUS-1972-1977 LP
YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND – LOVE AIN’T LOVE LP
NEIL YOUNG – DECADE LP

 

And Much More

New Releases on DVD/Blu-Ray for Week Of 06/18-06/24

Music/Stand-up comedy:

Joe Bonamassa – Live at Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening

 

Movies/TV:

8 Million Ways to Die (1986) – movie

Life – movie

The Marseille Trilogy (Criterion Collection box set directed by Marcel Pagnol includes the films: Marius, Fanny, and César) – movie

Ten Little Indians (1974) – movie

Wilson – movie

 

Blu-Ray releases:

The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (Arrow Films release directed by Dario Argento) – movie

Joe Bonamassa – Live at Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening

Car Wash – movie

8 Million Ways to Die (1986) – movie

Island of Terror – movie

The Lawnmower Man – movie

Life – movie

The Marseille Trilogy (Criterion Collection box set directed by Marcel Pagnol includes the films: Marius, Fanny, and César) – movie

The Naked Gun trilogy – movie

Ten Little Indians (1974) – movie

Wilson – movie

Book New Releases!

  • Vinyl Freak: Love Letters to a Dying Medium by John Corbett    $24.95
  • Patti Smith: American Artist by Frank Stefanko    $19.99
  • Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip-Hop by Adam Bradley    $16.99
  • This Is the Noise That Keep Me Awake by Garbage    $39.95
  • The Art of Sound: A Visual History For Audiophiles by Terry Burrows    $50.00

  • Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life by Scott M. Marshall    $26.95
  • Runnin’ With the Devil: A Backstage Pass to the Wild Times, Loud Rock, and the Down and Dirty Truth Behind the Making of Van Halen by Noel E. Monk    $26.99
  • Fearless: The Making of Post-Rock by Jeanette Leech    $22.95
  • Dream Baby Dream: Suicide, A New York Story by Kris Needs    $30.00
  • Burning Desire: The Jimi Hendrix Experience Through the Lens of Ed Caraeff    $49.95
  • The Beatles and Sgt Pepper: A Fans’ Perspective compiled by Bruce Spizer    $29.98