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Saturday, May 20, 2017

New Music Album Releases: May 19, 2017

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The week of May 19, 2017 features new music album releases from Linkin Park, Papa Roach, The Mountain Goats, Rascal Flatts, DragonForce, Mandisa, Chk Chik Chick, She-Devils, Lyle Lovett, Wavves and more.

Find out more about all the new music album releases after the jump.





ONE MORE LIGHT (Linkin Park)

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Artist:
Linkin Park

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Length:
35:19

Label:
Warner Bros.

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: One More Light is a moment in time. It’s built on personal stories, sweat-stained and reeling from injuries—the product of six voices, each coming clean about their lives and struggles, as if it were the first time. We get an unobstructed view into what makes the band tick as people, fathers, husbands, musicians, and friends.


TRACK LIST:

1. Nobody Can Save Me (3:45)

2. Good Goodbye (feat. Pusha T and Stormzy) (3:31)

3. Talking to Myself (3:51)

4. Battle Symphony (3:36)

5. Invisible (3:34)

6. Heavy (feat. Kiiara) [Explicit] (2:49)

7. Sorry for Now (3:23)

8. Halfway Right (3:37)

9. One More Light (4:15)

10. Sharp Edges (2:58)




CROOKED TEETH (Papa Roach)

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Artist:
Papa Roach

Genre:
Rock

Total Length:
33:57

Label:
Eleven Seven Music

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: (2-Disc set) Deluxe edition of new 2017 studio album with bonus live CD!


TRACK LIST:

1. Break the Fall (3:10)

2. Crooked Teeth (3:03)

3. My Medication (3:15)

4. Born for Greatness (3:47)

5. American Dreams (3:23)

6. Periscope (3:36)

7. Help (3:34)

8. Sunrise Trailer Park (feat. Machine Gun Kelly) (3:47)

9. Traumatic (2:48)

10. None of the Above (3:34)




GOTHS (The Mountain Goats)

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Artist:
The Mountain Goats

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Length:
55:03

Label:
Merge Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: From Peter Hughes of the Mountain Goats: The theme this time around is goth, a subject closer to my heart perhaps than that of any Mountain Goats album previous. And while John writes the songs, as he always has, it feels more than ever like he’s speaking for all of us in the band, erstwhile goths (raises hand) or otherwise, for these are songs that approach an identity most often associated with youth from a perspective that is inescapably adult. Anyone old enough to have had the experience of finding oneself at sea in a cultural landscape that’s suddenly indecipherable will empathize with Pat Travers showing up to a Bauhaus show looking to jam, for example. But underneath the outward humor, there is evident throughout a real tenderness toward, and solidarity with, our former fellow travelers—the friends whose bands never made it out of Fender’s Ballroom, the Gene Loves Jezebels of the world—the ones whose gothic paths were overtaken by the realities of life, or of its opposite. It’s something we talk about a lot, how fortunate and grateful we are to share this work, a career that’s become something more rewarding and fulfilling than I think any of us could have imagined. We all know how easily it could’ve gone the other way, and indeed for a long time did.


TRACK LIST:

1. Rain in Soho (4:46)

2. Andrew Eldritch Is Moving Back to Leeds (4:18)

3. The Grey King and the Silver Flame Attunement (4:54)

4. We Do It Different on the West Coast (5:20)

5. Unicorn Tolerance (5:24)

6. Stench of the Unburied (4:29)

7. Wear Black (4:10)

8. Paid in Cocaine (3:57)

9. Rage of Travers (5:54)

10. Shelved (4:01)

11. For the Portuguese Goth Metal Bands (4:09)

12. Abandoned Flesh (3:41)




BACK TO US (Rascal Flatts)

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Artist:
Rascal Flatts

Genre:
Country

Total Length:
35:14

Label:
Big Machine Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: With 16 career No. 1 s to their name, superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts maintain their reputation for infectious anthems with their highly-anticipated 10th studio album BACK TO US. As the best-selling Country vocal group of the past decade, they have sold over 23.4 million albums and over 33.7 million digital downloads worldwide. Rascal Flatts are also the most awarded Country group of the past decade earning over 40 trophies from the ACMs, CMAs, and more.


TRACK LIST:

1. Yours If You Want It (3:26)

2. Back To Us (3:58)

3. I Know You Won't (3:52)

4. Hopin' You Were Lookin' (2:55)

5. Dance (3:21)

6. Are You Happy Now [with Lauren Alaina] (3:59)

7. Love What You've Done With The Place (3:31)

8. Kiss You While I Can (3:14)

9. Vandalized (3:21)

10. Our Night To Shine (3:37)




REACHING INTO INFINITY (DragonForce)

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Artist:
DragonForce

Genre:
Metal

Total Length:
69:41

Label:
Metal Blade

Purchasing Links:
CD, Limited CD + DVD Remaster, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

TRACK LIST:

1. Reaching Into Infinity (1:26)

2. Ashes of the Dawn (4:34)

3. Judgement Day (6:14)

4. Astral Empire (5:25)

5. Curse of Darkness (5:35)

6. Silence (4:51)

7. Midnight Madness (6:21)

8. WAR! (5:19)

9. Land of Shattered Dreams (5:00)

10. The Edge of the World (11:04)

11. Our Final Stand (5:04)

12. Hatred and Revenge (5:26)

13 Evil Dead (3:22)




OUT OF THE DARK (Mandisa)

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Artist:
Mandisa

Genre:
Christian, Gospel

Total Length:
42:29

Label:
Sparrow Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, iTunes


Product Description: Coming off her most successful album ever, Mandisa has returned with an all new studio album, Out Of The Dark. Her previous album, Overcomer, produced an RIAA Gold single, garnered 2 Grammy Wins, and has sold over 320,000 albums. After the success of Overcomer, Mandisa fell into a deep depression, isolating herself from friends, family, and music. But now she is emerging from the pit of depression with a new album and a new outlook on life. Leading with the hit single, 'Unfinished,' Out of The Dark is filled with songs of hope, resilience, & reminders that God is still working, no matter the circumstance. The new album also features guest artists TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, and more.

With more than 1.4 million records sold, the American Idol album is a voice of encouragement and trust to people facing's life's challenges all around the world. Mandisa's previous album, Overcomer, debuted #1 on the Billboard Christian Albums Chart and featured the smash hit single of the same name. That album awarded Mandisa with 2 Grammy Awards and unprecedented media exposure, performing on Good Morning America and singing the National Anthem at a televised NFL game. This spring, Mandisa joined TobyMac on his Hits Deep Tour, hitting arenas all across the country.


TRACK LIST:

1. Voicemail (Intro) (1:36)

2. I'm Still Here (3:39)

3. Out Of The Dark (3:01)

4. Unfinished (3:32)

5. Bleed The Same (Intro) [feat. Kirk Franklin] (0:48)

6. Bleed The Same [feat. Kirk Franklin] (4:04)

7. Comeback Kid (3:05)

8. What You're Worth [feat. Britt Nicole] (3:04)

9. Dear John Praise Report (0:25)

10. Good News (2:50)

11. Prove Me Wrong (4:07)

12. MothDisa (Interlude) (1:26)

13. The One He Speaks Through (3:46)

14. Shine (3:26)

15. My First Love [feat. Jeremy Camp] (3:40)

16. Shame Off (3:20)

17. Keep Getting Up (3:42)

18. Back To Life (5:23)




NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

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Artist:
Various Artists

Genre:
Soundtrack, Musical

Total Length:
2:04:15

Label:
Reprise

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, iTunes


Product Description: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 is a new musical adaptation of a 70-page sliver of War and Peace, featuring Josh Groban and Denée Benton. The New York Times calls The Great Comet "the most innovative and the best musical to open on Broadway since Hamilton."


TRACK LIST:

Disc 1

1. Prologue (4:21)

2. Pierre by Josh Groban & Original Broadway Company of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (4:04)

3. Moscow by Grace McLean, Denée Benton & Brittain Ashford (4:27)

4. The Private and Intimate Life of the House by Nicholas Belton & Gelsey Bell (5:38)

5. Natasha & Bolkonskys by Denée Benton, Gelsey Bell & Nicholas Belton (3:28)

6. No One Else by Denée Benton 4:20 $1.29 7. The Opera by Original Broadway Company of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (9:48)

8. Natasha & Anatole by Denée Benton & Lucas Steele (4:30)

9. The Duel by Lucas Steele, Josh Groban, Nick Choksi, Amber Gray & Original Broadway Company of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (7:31)

10. Dust and Ashes by Josh Groban & Original Broadway Chorus of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (6:24)

11. Sunday Morning by Denée Benton, Brittain Ashford & Grace McLean (2:05)

12. Charming by Amber Gray & Denée Benton (4:27)

13. The Ball by Denée Benton & Lucas Steele (5:49)


Disc 2

1. Letters by Original Broadway Company of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (6:27)

2. Sonya & Natasha by Brittain Ashford & Denée Benton (4:12)

3. Sonya Alone by Brittain Ashford (4:07)

4. Preparations by Nick Choksi, Lucas Steele & Josh Groban (3:48)

5. Balaga by Paul Pinto, Lucas Steele, Nick Choksi & Original Broadway Company of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (2:40)

6. The Abduction by Original Broadway Company of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (7:30)

7. In My House by Grace McLean, Denée Benton & Brittain Ashford (3:07)

8. A Call to Pierre by Grace McLean, Josh Groban & Original Broadway Company of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (2:22)

9. Find Anatole by Josh Groban, Lucas Steele, Amber Gray, Denée Benton & Original Broadway Company of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (2:10)

10. Pierre & Anatole by Josh Groban & Lucas Steele (3:56)

11. Natasha Very Ill by Brittain Ashford (1:08)

12. Pierre & Andrey by Josh Groban & Nicholas Belton (3:04)

13. Pierre & Natasha by Josh Groban & Denée Benton (7:50)

14. The Great Comet of 1812 by Josh Groban & Original Broadway Company of Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (5:02)




SHAKE THE SHUDDER (!!! Chk Chik Chick)

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Artist:
!!! Chk Chik Chick

Genre:
Electronica

Total Length:
49:25

Label:
Warp Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: Shake The Shudder is a product of !!!'s DIY punk roots presenting a harder edge lyrically and sonically, while incorporating trans-Atlantic electronic music influences. Regularly enlisting the aid of talented female vocalists to elevate to their sound, this new album is no exception with the inclusion of up and coming talents Lea Lea and Meah Pace showcasing "energetic breakout performances that only hints at what they do live." And Nic Offer is no easy frontman to keep up with on stage.


TRACK LIST:

1. The One 2 (4:26)

2. Ditbr (Interlude) (0:48)

3. Dancing Is The Best Revenge (4:41)

4. Nrgq (4:30)

5. Throw Yourself In The River (3:55)

6. What r u up 2Day? (4:27)

7. Five Companies (3:59)

8. Throttle Service (4:37)

9. Imaginary Interviews (4:47)

10. Our Love (U Can Get) (4:27)

11. Things Get Hard (3:29)

12. R Rated Pictures (5:19)




SHE-DEVILS (She-Devils)

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Artist:
She-Devils

Genre:
Indie Pop

Total Length:
37:28

Label:
Secretly Canadian

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: Through primitive electronic gear, hypnotist vocals, and an "amusement park of sounds", the duo's album constructs a fun-house world of beautiful chaos. The music is built from original sonics inspired by everything from Iggy Pop to Madonna to T-Rex to Can, as well as the romantic longing of 60s yé-yé.


TRACK LIST:

1. Come (3:08)

2. Hey Boy (3:40)

3. Make You Pay (4:22)

4. Darling (4:35)

5. How Do You Feel (4:38)

6. Blooming (3:28)

7. You Don't Know (2:50)

8. The World Laughs (3:51)

9. Never Let Me Go (3:48)

10. Buffalo (3:08)




GREATEST HITS (Lyle Lovett)

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Artist:
Lyle Lovett

Genre:
Country

Total Length:
48:27

Label:
Curb Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, iTunes


Product Description: Lyle Lovett’s first hits package from a 35 + year career including "Cowboy Man," "I Love Everybody," and 12 more of his biggest hits.


TRACK LIST:

1. Farther Down The Line (3:06)

2. Cowboy Man (2:51)

3. God Will (2:15)

4. Why I Don't Know (2:43)

5. Give Back My Heart (3:02)

6. She's No Lady (3:15)

7. I Loved You Yesterday (2:59)

8. If I Had A Boat (3:10)

9. I Married Her Just Because She Looks Like You (3:14)

10. Stand By Your Man (2:45)

11. Nobody Knows Me (3:06)

12. If I Were The Man You Wanted (3:59)

13. Don't Touch My Hat (3:47)

14. Private Conversation (4:32)

15. Closing Time (3:43)




SILHOUETTE OF SIRENS (Chastity Brown)

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Artist:
Chastity Brown

Genre:
Singer, Songwriter

Total Length:
48:15

Label:
Red House Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: 2017 release. An artist who can plumb the depths of sadness in a single note, then release it in the very next breath, Chastity Brown melds folk, pop, soul and gospel on Silhouette of Sirens, weaving together a poet's lyrical ear and a raw soul-laid-bare quality. The album's 10 original tracks introduce us to an exciting new voice - a songwriter of power and conviction who isn't afraid to bare her heart as she sings of heartbreak, need and love. With an electrifying voice that thrums with emotion, she creates moods by layering her sprawling melodies over pulsing rhythms and soaring choruses. Raised in Tennessee, she now calls Minnesota home. As a bi-racial woman she writes from the cultural experience and perspective of "being just as much one thing as the other... The feeling of being within, yet apart." Straddling worlds and musical genres, Brown's emotionally charged songs are unforgettable and transforming.


TRACK LIST:

1. Drive Slow (4:19)

2. Wake Up (4:20)

3. Carried Away (4:03)

4. Whisper (4:42)

5. My Stone (7:37)

6. Lies (4:45)

7. Pouring Rain (4:02)

8. Colorado (3:19)

9. How Could I Forget (5:26)

10. Lost (5:42)




MOVE UPSTAIRS (The Como Mamas)

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Artist:
The Como Mamas

Genre:
R&B, Soul

Total Length:
39:17

Label:
Daptone Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: With their first two Daptone albums (Get an Understanding, and as featured singers on Como Now), The Como Mamas established themselves as three of the strongest voices in gospel music today. In December of 2015, they cemented that reputation by taking their first trip from their home in Como, MS up to Harlem, NY to crush the Apollo Theater as part of the Daptone Super Soul Revue. Taking full advantage of their presence in town, the Daptone crew brought Ester Mae Wilbourn, Della Daniels, and Angela Taylor into the House of Soul the week after the show to join forces for the first time with the musicians and studio that has defined their labels sound. Jimmy Hill, Thomas Brenneck, Homer Steinweiss, and Bosco Mann all stalwarts of the Daptone stable, came together as "The Glorifiers Band," to put down a churning musical foundation for these amazing singers. The results are some of the heaviest tracks that Daptone has cut to date. If you don't like raw, soulful gospel music, you're really gonna hate this one. Move Upstairs is a REAL mother!


TRACK LIST:

1. Move Upstairs (3:33)

2. Out of the Wilderness (3:25)

3. Count Your Blessings (4:55)

4. He's Calling Me (3:12)

5. 99 and a Half Won't Do (2:24)

6. Almighty God Mighty God (2:27)

7. I Can't Thank Him Enough (3:38)

8. So Good to Me (3:46)

9. Glory Glory Hallelujah (3:47)

10. He's Mine (3:16)

11. I Know I've Been Changed (4:54)




GREEN TWINS (Nick Hakim)

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Artist:
Nick Hakim

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Length:
46:20

Label:
ATO Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: Nick Hakim is a DC-raised and NYC-based singer and multi-instrumentalist whose music experiments with soul, psychedelia, and R&B. He cites artists as diverse as Marvin Gaye, Portishead, Shuggie Otis, Bilal, and My Bloody Valentine as influences.

His debut album Green Twins is a lush, ambitiously expansive project recorded over the last three years. Its production layers analog demos with more polished studio recordings, and it features NYC jazz experimentalists Onyx Collective and Jesse & Forever, artists Nick frequently performs with in the close-knit Brooklyn DIY circuit.


TRACK LIST:

1. Green Twins 3:36 ($1.29)

2. Bet She Looks Like You (3:45)

3. Roller Skates (4:02)

4. Needy Bees (3:31)

5. Tyaf (2:26)

6. Cuffed (5:51)

7. Miss Chew [feat. Jesse & Forever] (4:25)

8. Farmissplease (3:33)

9. Those Days [feat. Onyx Collective] (3:35)

10. Slowly (3:25)

11. The Want (3:51)

12. JP (4:20)




GILDED (Jade Jackson)

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Artist:
Jade Jackson

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Length:
40:26

Label:
Anti/Epitaph

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: Jade Jackson creates a sound that is simultaneously new and old, merging a youthful spiritedness with a weary storyteller’s perspective usually reserved for veteran artists. Stylistically the sound is unapologetically country rock. It merges the heartbreak and resilience of Lucinda Williams with the melodic confidence of Emmylou Harris. Hailing from the tiny town of Santa Margarita in central California, Jackson began playing guitar and writing songs at 13. By the time she had entered high school she had attracted a growing fan base with local performances and estimates that she had written over 300 songs before she graduated. Since then Jackson formed a tight knit band and together they have shared stages with such iconic artists as Merle Haggard, Rosie Flores and Dwight Yoakam. Along the way, Jade attracted the admiration of renowned Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness, who produced her debut album. Jade Jackson’s new album, “Gilded” will be released May 19, 2017.


TRACK LIST:

1. Aden (3:47)

2. Back When (3:38)

3. Bridges (3:59)

4. Finish Line (4:03)

5. Troubled End (3:41)

6. Good Time Gone (3:56)

7. Salt to Sugar (3:08)

8. No Guarantees (4:23)

9. Motorcycle (3:06)

10. Gilded (4:06)

11. Better Off (2:39)




40 (Foreigner)

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Artist:
Foreigner

Genre:
Rock

Total Length:
2:35:24

Label:
Rhino Atlantic

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: 40 brings together the best songs from Foreigner’s nine studio albums, including all 16 of its Top 30 hits: “Feels Like The First Time,” “Cold As Ice,” “Waiting For A Girl Like You” and more. The collection features “Too Late” from the group’s 2008 retrospective No End In Sight and “The Flame Still Burns,” the title track from a vinyl EP released just last year, making its debut on CD in this collection. All prior recordings have been remastered and the album features two new tracks recorded especially for this release, “Give My Life For Love” and a new version of “I Don’t Want To Live Without You.” The first disc covers Foreigner's first five albums: Foreigner (1977), Double Vision (1978), Head Games (1979), 4 (1981) and Agent Provocateur (1984). The 21 tracks include some the group's biggest hits ("Urgent" and "Feels Like The First Time") as well as deeper cuts like "Luanne" and "Women." The second disc features songs from Inside Information (1987), Unusual Heat (1991), Mr. Moonlight (1994) and Can't Slow Down (2009), and features "Rain," "When It Comes to Love" and "Heart Turns To Stone."


TRACK LIST:

Disc 1

1. Feels Like the First Time [Radio Edit] (3:15)

2. Starrider (4:01)

3. Cold as Ice (3:22)

4. Long, Long Way From Home (2:51)

5. Headknocker (2:59)

6. Hot Blooded [Radio Edit] (3:02)

7. Double Vision [Radio Edit] (3:30)

8. Blue Morning, Blue Day (3:09)

9. Dirty White Boy [Radio Edit] (3:12)

10. Head Games (3:38)

11. Women (3:24)

12. Urgent [Radio Edit] (3:58)

13. Juke Box Hero [Radio Edit] (4:05)

14. Waiting for a Girl Like You [Radio Edit] (4:34)

15. Night Life (3:49)

16. Luanne (3:28)

17. I Want to Know What Love Is (3:09)

18. That Was Yesterday (3:48)

19. Tooth and Nail (3:53)

20. Reaction to Action [Radio Edit] (3:32)

21. Down on Love (4:08)


Disc 2

1. Heart Turns to Stone [Radio Edit] (4:07)

2. Can't Wait (4:31)

3. Lowdown and Dirty (4:21)

4. Soul Doctor (4:51)

5. White Lie (4:14)

6. Rain (4:35)

7. All I Need to Know (4:44)

8. Too Late (3:45)

9. When It Comes to Love (3:52)

10. Can't Slow Down (3:28)

11. In Pieces (3:55)

12. Fool for You Anyway (4:02)

13. Say You Will [Acoustic] (3:28)

14. Save Me (3:49)

15. Girl on the Moon [Live] (4:13)

16. Break It Up [Live] (4:27)

17. I Don't Want to Live Without You (3:36)

18. Give My Life for Love (3:57)

19. The Flame Still Burns (4:47)




MANIC REVELATIONS (Pokey LaFarge)

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Artist:
Pokey LaFarge

Genre:
Singer, Songwriter

Total Length:
35:49

Label:
New Rounder

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: Pokey LaFarge tries to make sense of trouble he's seen and trouble he's been in. This is the Great Why of his unending passion for songwriting. Each chord, each riff shades the stories he sets up in his lyrics, always in search of the purest truth within the 10 forlorn, haunting melodies on Manic Revelations. A musician, a storyteller, a narrator of the messy, unkempt American experience…Pokey LaFarge sits, he watches, he writes. Everything that's worth happening happens in his songs. From the broad social narrative of 'Riot In The Streets' to the internal tension of 'Must Be A Reason' and 'Bad Dreams' to the profound alienation of 'Silent Movie,' these Manic Revelations are questions, they are answers, they are an epoch for Pokey LaFarge.


TRACK LIST:

1. Riot In The Streets (3:40)

2. Must Be A Reason (3:32)

3. Better Man Than Me (3:34)

4. Bad Dreams (3:26)

5. Mother Nature (3:38)

6. Silent Movie (3:45)

7. Good Luck Charm (2:37)

8. Going To The Country (4:05)

9. Wellington (3:55)

10. I Will Never Change (3:37)




BLACK ORIGAMI (Jlin)

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Artist:
Jlin

Genre:
Electronic

Total Length:
44:28

Label:
Planet Mu

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: Planet Mu are very excited to announce Jlins long awaited second album Black Origami. A percussion-led tour de force, it's a creation that seals her reputation as a unique producer with an exceptional ability to make riveting rhythmic music. Black Origami is driven by a deep creative thirst which she describes as this driving feeling that I wanted to do something different, something that challenged me to my core. Black Origami for me, comes from letting go creatively, creating with no boundaries. The simple definition of origami is the art of folding and constructing paper into a beautiful, yet complex design. Composing music for me is like origami, only I'm replacing paper with sound. I chose to title the album Black Origami because like Dark Energy I still create from the beauty of darkness and blackness. The willingness to go into the hardest places within myself to create for me means that I can touch the Infinity. Spirituality and movement are both at the core of Black Origami, inspired largely by her ongoing collaborations with Indian dancer/movement artist Avril Stormy Unger whom she met and collaborated with at her debut performance for the Unsound festival There is a fine line between me entertaining a person and my spirituality. Avril, who collaborates with me by means of dance, feels the exact same way. Movement played a great role in Black Origami. The track Carbon 7 is very inspired by the way Avril moves and dances. Our rhythms are so in sync at times it kind of scares us. When there is something I can't quite figure out when it comes to my production, its like she senses it. Her response to me is always You'll figure it out. Once I figure it out it's like time and space no longer exist. Similar time shifting/folding/disrupting effects can be heard throughout the record especially on Holy Child an unlikely collaboration with minimalist legend William Basinski. She also collaborates again with Holly Herndon on 1%, while Halcyon Veil producer Fawkes' voice is on Calcination and Cape Town rapper Dope Saint Jude provides vocals for Never Created, Never Destroyed. Jlin will be touring extensively this year and is currently lining up appearances including Sonar festival. Later this year she will be collaborating in London with acclaimed UK choreographer Wayne McGregor who played her music recently on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs and described her music as quite rare and so exciting".


TRACK LIST:

1. Black Origami (4:30)

2. Enigma (3:48)

3. Kyanite (4:25)

4. Holy Child (4:04)

5. Nyakinyua Rise (3:40)

6. Hatshepsut (4:40)

7. Calcination (1:38)

8. Carbon 7 (161) (4:13)

9. Nandi (3:30)

10. 1% (3:46)

11. Never Created, Never Destroyed (3:31)

12. Challenge (To Be Continued) (2:43)




MODERN KOSMOLOGY (Jane Weaver)

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Artist:
Jane Weaver

Genre:
Pop

Total Length:
43:47

Label:
Fire Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: Modern Kosmology sees Jane Weaver's melodic-protagonist channeling new depths of creative cosmic energy within. After the huge critical acclaim of 2012's Fallen By Watchbird, followed by 2015's exploratory Silver Globe LP winning her unanimous "record of the year accolades" and hefty measures of radio play-listing, Jane Weaver's conceptual trajectory has sent her neo-kosmische penchants to the point of no-return. Jane Weaver's unwaning yearning for psychoactive pop energy has just reached a new level of magnetism. As snowclones go, Modern Kosmology is the new Silver. Another Spectrum to add to the tension. Jane Weaver also announces a short run of album launch shows in the UK this May, ahead of more extensive UK and European touring to be announced later in the year.


TRACK LIST:

1. H>A>K (3:31)

2.Did You See Butterflies? (3:45)

3. Modern Kosmology (5:01)

4. Slow Motion (5:06)

5. Loops In The Secret Society (4:28)

6. The Architect (4:02)

7. The Lightning Back (3:38)

8. Valley (5:13)

9. Ravenspoint (4:38)

10. I Wish (4:25)




LOVE IS LOVE (Woods)

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Artist:
Woods

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Length:
31:31

Label:
Woodsist

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: "Wisdom comes with age, so it's no surprise that Woods have grown more sage in the twelve years since they formed, expanding from sylvan drum circles into increasingly elaborate, transcendent psychedelia." -Pitchfork "We walked down streets and crammed onto trains, our faces masks of fear. Unsure how to react, we, collectively, did not react. We grieved for a country and an ideal we never thought would die. We grieved for a loss of certainty. We argued about what we thought would happen. We preached understanding. We advocated for anger. Some people said that we'd at least get some incredible art, other people said that was a small view of a world we were quickly realizing we'd misunderstood. Everyone was right. Everyone was wrong. Art made in precarious times matters as much as we let it matter. But what are we looking for from the art we enjoy? Escapism? A reckoning with harsh reality? A temporary shared hallucination? Music can heal because it presents the pain of being human as universal. Love Is Love was written and recorded in the two months immediately following the election, but it's not a record borne entirely of angry, knee-jerk reaction to what America is becoming. Instead, it's a meditation on love, and on what life means now. Taking cues from last year's City Sun Eater In The River Of Light, it feels very much like a record made from living, shoulder to shoulder, in a major city: weaving psychedelic swirls of guitar between languid horns reminiscent of the best Ethiopian jazz-Love is Love is a distinctly New York record. It is a document of protest in uncertain times and an open-hearted rejection of cynicism in favor of emotional honesty. It is bright, and then, unexpectedly, a little dark sometimes too. There will be parts of life where we will watch as events unfold and we will feel helpless. We will not be sure of the future. On good days, we'll have each other. On the bad ones, we'll turn to the art that helps us feel something. Love is Love is a document of the new world we live in, proof that light can come from despair and hope is still possible. We just need a little help remembering it exists."


TRACK LIST:

1. Love Is Love (5:01)

2. Bleeding Blue (5:13)

3. Lost In A Crowd (3:04)

4. Spring Is In The Air (10:01)

5. Hit That Drum (3:52)

6. Love Is Love (Sun On Time) (4:20)




YOU'RE WELCOME (Wavves)

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Artist:
Wavves

Genre:
Indie Rock

Total Length:
35:34

Label:
Ghost Ramp

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: Via Ghostramp, Williams isn't just putting out Wavves' new record, he's signing other local garage bands, funding his tours, schooling DIY artists in how to create and distribute merchandise in a way that supports your career and provides future security where nobody else can. As for Warners, that cash advance helped pay for this store. The rest came from the money Wavves made off merch during 2016's Summer Is Forever II Tour with Best Coast and Cherry Glazerr. “I thought Ghostramp would be a hobby, doing 7-inches here and there. But now it's a legitimate business,” says Williams. “The thing is I'm not just interested in making music for Wavves. I'm too ADD. Being an entrepreneur, being hands-on isn’t just smart, it’s necessary. Your art is everything you do, every choice you make. I was able to build my own thing, own it and control it all 100%. If I want to do something now I don’t ask anyone. I just fucking do it – that's priceless.” Nathan Williams never went away, but now he's made sure he's here to stay far longer. And for that, girls and boys, you're welcome.


TRACK LIST:

1. Daisy (2:32)

2. You're Welcome (3:00)

3. No Shade (1:46)

4. Million Enemies (3:59)

5. Hollowed Out (2:51)

6. Come to the Valley (2:57)

7. Animal (2:44)

8. Stupid in Love (2:58)

9. Exercise (2:23)

10. Under (2:31)

11. Dreams of Grandeur (4:10)

12. I Love You (3:43)




ROCKET ((Sandy) Alex G)

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Artist:
(Sandy) Alex G

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Length:
41:46

Label:
Domino Recording Co

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: Rocket is Alex G’s 8th full-length—an assured statement that follows a slate of humble masterpieces, stretching to his 2015 Domino debut, Beach Music. Amid recording, Alex made headlines for catching the attention of Frank Ocean; playing guitar on his two 2016 albums, Endless and Blonde. More than stylistic cues, what Alex took from the experience was a confidence in collaboration. Rocket wears this collaborative spirit proudly, and in its numerous contributors presents a restless sense of musical experimentation, effortlessly jumping from sound collage to dreamy folk to bouncing Americana.


TRACK LIST:

1. Poison Root (2:24)

2. Proud [Explicit] (4:57)

3. County (3:01)

4. Bobby (3:42)

5. Witch (2:40)

6. Horse (2:04)

7. Brick (2:12)

8. Sportstar (3:51)

9. Judge (2:30)

10. Rocket (1:59)

11. Powerful Man (3:39)

12. Alina (3:02)

13. Big Fish (2:12)

14. Guilty (3:33)




SOMETHING MORE! (WATERS)

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Artist:
WATERS

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Length:
34:17

Label:
Vagrant Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes


Product Description: San Francisco by way of Los Angeles’ indie pop band Waters is back with their new album “Something More!” featuring 10 new studio tracks including the first single “Hiccups”, produced by Tim Pagnotta. Known for their infectiously fun live show, the band returns with their most high energy tunes to date.


TRACK LIST:

1. Hiccups (3:11)

2. Hypocritical (3:30)

3. Molly Is A Babe (3:35)

4. You Don't Know What You Want (3:02)

5. Something More (3:30)

6. Modern Dilemma (2:56)

7. Second Guessing (2:59)

8. Secret Weapon (3:57)

9. What's The Point (3:10)

10. Stand By You (4:27)




JAMES MACMILLAN: STABAT MATER (The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia & Harry Christophers)

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Artist:
The Sixteen, Britten Sinfonia
and Harry Christophers

Genre:
Classical

Total Length:
59:44

Label:
CORO

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, iTunes


Product Description: Few living composers communicate with the emotional directness of Sir James MacMillan and his belief that ""beauty is at the heart of our Christian faith"" is profoundly present in his new setting of the Stabat mater. Arguably one of the mos tpowerful poems in the liturgy, only a small number of composers have tackled the Stabat Mater in the last 30 years and the musical world has waited a long time for a substantial setting. In James MacMillan's version we are witness to a new and intensely personal work which encapsulates the power of the poem in a way no other composer has done to date. Harry Christophers writes: ""James digs deep underneath the surface of this 13th century Marian hymn meditating on Mary's suffering as she stands at the foot of the cross. He speaks of 'a painful world of loss, violence and spiritual desolation' and the score is packed to the full with those intense feelings. Our collaboration with the Britten sinfonia on this project has been a marriage made in heaven - both groups have had long associations with James's music and both give of their all in bringing this score to life."" Sir James MacMillan writes: ""It was a great delight and honour to respond to The Sixteen...I regard Harry Christophers' choir as one of the great choirs of the world and their standards of vocal brilliance and blend are unsurpassed.


TRACK LIST:

1. Stabat Mater (Plainsong) by The Sixteen (4:56)

2. Stabat Mater: Stabat Mater dolorosa by Julie Cooper & Daniel Collins & Jeremy Budd & Ben Davies (14:48)

3. Stabat Mater: Quis non posset contristari by Daniel Collins & Jeremy Budd (13:13)

4. Stabat Mater: Sancta Mater, istud agas by Jeremy Budd & Mark Dobell & Simon Berridge & George Pooley (11:32)

5. Stabat Mater: Fac, ut portem Christi mortem by Julie Cooper & Jeremy Budd (15:15)








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