Music Releases 10-09-20
TOUCHÉ AMORÉ has been burrowing through angst, alienation, cancer, and heartbreak throughout four adored studio albums. After over a decade of working through darkness, the band’s gorgeously gruff fifth album, Lament, finds the light at the end of the tunnel. Through 11 songs, TOUCHÉ AMORÉ looks back at its past and uses hard-won optimism to point its fans toward light, and love.
The definitive new Best Of John Lennon - 19 tracks on 2 LPs completely remixed from the original master tapes giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come and sounding better than ever before. Double LP on 180-gram vinyl. Contains 8 page booklet, fold-out double sided poster and GIMME SOME TRUTH. bumper sticker.
2 LP GATEFOLD.
8 PAGE BOOKLET, 1 FOLD OUT POSTER, 1 BUMPER STICKER.
19 TRACKS IN STEREO.
Juice Wrld -"Legends Never Die - Rapper Juice Wrld's first posthumous album, Legends Never Die, now available on vinyl. The 22-track project set several records when it debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 upon release. Features hit singles "Righteous", "Come & Go (With Marshmello)" and "Wishing Well". Double LP. EXPLICIT
Brothers Osborne are set to release their third studio album, Skeletons, on October 9th. They are 2x CMA Award winners for Vocal Duo Of The Year and winners for the 2018 ACM New Artist of the Year. With 12 new tracks, including current hit- "All Night". Brothers Osborne's two previous albums Pawn Shop and Port Saint Joe produced seven singles that charted on the Hot Country Songs chart and included #1 Platinum single, "Stay A Little Longer".
Released in October 2000, Linkin Park’s groundbreaking debut album Hybrid Theory is a melting pot of heavy alternative rock, hip-hop and electronic flourishes that inspired a new genre of music and a generation of dedicated fans, who continue to be loyal followers of the band. Additionally, the band’s sound influenced many young bands who related to the intense and emotional musical style. Hybrid Theory was the best-selling album of 2001 in the US and has since exceeded 11 million album sales in the US, qualifying for the rare Billboard “Diamond” award.
Hybrid Theory’s success was supported by intensive touring, and three successful singles: “One Step Closer,” “Crawling,” and “In The End.” The band won their first Grammy Award for “Crawling” as Best Rock Performance.
To celebrate 20 years since the original release, Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition will be released on October 9th, 2020. The flagship format is a super-deluxe edition box set that includes unreleased and hard-to-find material on CD, vinyl and DVD. The box set also includes a lavishly illustrated 80-page book with contributions from the band and many previously unseen photographs, plus a replica tour laminate,an oversize poster of Chester Bennington, and 3 lithographs of new artwork supplied by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn and Frank Maddocks (the art director on the original release, and this anniversary edition).
At various points along the trajectory between then and now, Travis have sold millions of albums (just under three million of The Man Who in the UK alone); they’ve been the subject of an award-winning feature length documentary (Almost Fashionable) and Fran has elicited acclaim from Paul McCartney, Elton John and Graham Nash – all songwriters whose ability to divine a timeless melody out of thin air has sustained them through the decades. ’10 Songs’ is an album that holds you in its own emotional microclimate at the outset and keeps you there. It’s also a grown-up record. ’10 Songs’ is a record about the way life comes at love and what love does to weather those challenges. “This is no rehearsal/This is the take,” sings Fran at the beginning of Waving At The Window, over an insistent piano hook, “Promises you once kept/Are going to break Every track on this album carries an even load. No passengers here. Nowhere to hide. “I write songs in an antiquated way,” explains their creator, “Sitting at the bottom of the bed, ‘pouring my simple sorrow to the sound hole and my knee’, as Joni Mitchell put it.” As a songwriter based in L.A., Fran Healy doesn’t need anyone to tell him this is no longer how it’s done. It’s far from uncommon for the credits on successful modern pop songs to feature upwards of ten writers. Hits by committee. “It’s fine,” notes Fran, “Personally though, I’ll take ten songs written by one person over one song written by ten people. And if I feel that way, then surely someone else must do too.”
The Seeds of love is the third studio album by Tears for Fears.
The album was released in September 1989, entering the UK Album Chart at no.1 and would be certified Platinum by the BPI within three weeks.
In the US, the album peaked at no.8, and was also certified Platinum.
The album also reached the top ten in various other countries around the world.
The album contained the Singles: Sowing the Seeds, Woman in Chains, Advice for the Young at Heart and Badman’s song, upon release it was seen (and still is) as one of the greatest albums of the 80’s.
This Deluxe edition contains not only the original album, but a new 5.1 mix by Steven Wilson which was done in conjunction with Roland Orzabal, as well as all the relevant B-Sides, alternate mixes and around 60 minutes of previously unheard demos and live rehearsals.
The set is housed in a shoe box style box (similar to the other 2 releases) with an extensive booklet, with new interviews by Super Deluxe editor Paul Sinclair with the band and other players on the album. It also contains the tour programme of the era as well.
Patrick McDermott began his North Americans project with two albums: 2013’s No_No, and 2015’s Legends. Both records were dense affairs, with blocks of sound shifting and moving like melting glaciers to create a gorgeous, impenetrable, collection of digital drones. Though they sounded nothing like what would come a bit later, both records showcased McDermott’s understanding of mood and composition. On 2018’s Going Steady, McDermott blended his love of American Primitive guitar playing with playful pieces that never overstayed their welcome. He also began collaborating with a wide range of artists: from Julianna Barwick to guitar prodigy Hayden Pedigo, as well as Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi, and more.
Now, two years later, McDermott is releasing Roped In, a gorgeous, intimate, and often spare album that pulls back from the collaborative nature established on Going Steady for a collection of fragile drone pieces anchored by McDermott’s intricate but direct guitar playing and haunting pedal steel work from Portland, Oregon’s Barry Walker.
Where Going Steady was brimming with ideas and micromovements, Roped In is relatively sparse, built on patience and the kind of once-in-a-lifetime collaborative energy between McDermott and Walker, and accented by occasional collaborations from harpist Mary Lattimore and guitarist William Tyler. “I wanted to focus on the simplicity of the music,” McDermott says. “I didn’t want to be beholden to this massive goal of [making music] to see how progressive and experimental it could be. I was attempting to cherish the pureness of this type of music.”
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2020 collection. A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2 builds upon the success and popularity of the band's 2017 compilation by culling together seven active rock radio hits (including three #1 singles), popular streaming favorites and five previously unreleased tracks.
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. New York duo Lewis Del Mar returns with their sophomore album August. The first new music from Lewis Del Mar since their 2016 self-titled debut, "This album is, nearly word for word, our account of gluing the vase back together, cracks visible," says Lewis Del Mar.
Beggars Banquet is excited to announce a limited edition 30-year Anniversary edition of Buffalo Tom's epic second album Birdbrain. Available on mint green vinyl, the album has been out of print for years. Since Birdbrain's release 30 years ago, many songs from it album have become live favorites including the epic title track 'Birdbrain', and 'Enemy'. Trouser Press wrote that '[Birdbrain] boasts most of Buffalo Tom's best songs.'
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. "Change is inevitable if you're lucky," says guitarist/vocalist Alex Edkins while talking about Atlas Vending, the fourth full-length album by Toronto's METZ. "Our goal is to remain in flux, to grow in a natural and gradual way. We've always been wary to not overthink or intellectualize the music we love but also not satisfied until we've accomplished something that pushes us forward." The music made by Edkins and his compatriots Hayden Menzies (drums) and Chris Slorach (bass) has always been a little difficult to pin down. Their earliest recordings contained nods to the teeming energy of early '90s DIY hardcore, the aggravated angularities of This Heat, and the noisy riffing of AmRep's quintessential guitar manglers, but there was never a moment where METZ sounded like they were paying tribute to the heroes of their youth.
Pleased To Meet Me is the critically acclaimed fifth studio album by the American rock band The Replacements. Released in 1987 by Sire Records, Pleased To Meet Me is the only album recorded by the band as a trio, after original guitarist Bob Stinson acrimoniously left the band. Following last year’s widely acclaimed Dead Man’s Pop release, Pleased To Meet Me will be receiving a similar ‘deep dive’ treatment with a 3-CD/1-LP deluxe boxed set, which will tell the story of the album in ways not previously possible with more than 50% of the content previously unreleased.
Vinyl LP pressing. Includes digital download. Mrs. Piss is a new collaboration between Chelsea Wolfe and Jess Gowrie. Drawing on their collective rock, metal, and industrial influences, the project began while the two were touring around together during Wolfe's Hiss Spun album in 2017. The result is their debut album Self-Surgery, which was recorded at The Dock Studio in Sacramento, CA and in Wolfe's home studio, The Canyon. These songs feel more urgent and visceral than anything either of them has created before: heaviness spurred on by punk spirit.
Doves break their silence on new music rumors by announcing fifth album, The Universal Want. Buoyed by refreshed chemistry, restless studio creativity and public reaction to their return, Doves set free the album’s first single, Prisoners. Turning the page onto the next chapter of a three-decade career, The Universal Want follows Mercury-nominated albums, Lost Souls, and The Last Broadcast, as well as UK #1 album Some Cities and 2009 album, Kingdom Of Rust.
Features contributions from other Chicago artists such as Ohmme, Lala Lala, V.V. Lightbody and more. - First truly new material since the release of last year’s Lookout Low. - Part of a two EP series called Side A/Side B, which will be compiled together upon the release of EP2 later this year.
Bahamas -"Sad Hunk" - The fifth album from Bahamas (Afie Jurvanen), Sad Hunk, takes it's title from a nickname bestowed by his wife in reaction to how he was portrayed in the media. A collaboration from same team as 2018's Earthtones (Christine Bougie/Don Kerr/Mike O'Brien/Felicity Williams). With the graceful guitar work of Sam Weber, a musician he discovered on YouTube and with GRAMMY-nominated producer Robbie Lackritz, Sad Hunk is the next step in Afie' virtuosic signature style. Recycled Softpak w/ folded poster.
Debut solo album from Jake Luppen of Hippo Campus. Produced by Jake Luppen and BJ Burton, featuring Buddy Ross, Jim-E Stack and Ben Lester
LUPIN centers around a turbulent couple years in Jake’s life that can be viewed as somewhat of a Rumspringa- the end of a long term relationship that defined Jake’s adult life gave way to a rudderless period of inward discovery- mistakes and revelations- finding the beauty and peace through the pain of self-discovery and growing up.
Coming October 9th: Yo La Tengo returns with an EP comprised of the new original track 'Bleeding' and five covers written by Bob Dylan, Carole King, The Delmore Brothers and more. The new album includes an etched illustration by YLT's own James McNew on the disc's b-side along with original cover artwork by renowned Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara. The Matador release follows the debut of Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Yoshitomo Nara solo exhibition and corresponding catalog, which includes the six new Yo La Tengo tracks along with a B-side of other musicians curated by the artist.
Ultravox's 'Vienna' album was originally released in July 1980, their first with Midge Ure on vocals/guitar. Produced by legendary German producer Conny Plank (Neu!, Kraftwerk),
The album contains 4 UK Top 40 singles; All Stood Still, Passing Strangers and Sleepwalk and the title track 'Vienna' which reached No.2 in the UK and Top 10 in seven countries around the world. This new vinyl edition has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Alchemy Mastering using the original 1980 production tapes. The second bonus vinyl includes single versions and b-sides from the 4 singles released from the album, including a previously commercially unreleased US Promo Edit of Vienna, which is exclusive to this edition.
Produced by Randall Poster and Stewart Lerman, 'I'd Rather Lead a Band' finds Loudon Wainwright III partnering up with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks for their take on some of the American songbook's finest classics. This album showcases a fresh side of LW3 with big band sounds and timeless songs from Irving Berlin, Cliff Friend, Lew Brown and other Tin Pan Alley contemporaries.
MORRISON HOTEL: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION 2CD/1LP includes the original album newly remastered by The Doors’ longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, plus a bonus disc of unreleased studio outtakes, and the original album on 180-gram virgin vinyl.
Blue Öyster Cult return with a mammoth new studio album “The Symbol Remains“ this October. Coming nearly two decades after the release of their last studio album “Curse of the Hidden Mirror,” the album showcases a band who hasn’t been slowed by the time passed, but simpy unphased by it. “The Symbol Remains” is one of the band’s most spirited, diverse, and inspired releases to date.
Seth MacFarlane - "Great Songs From Stage And Screen" Grammy-nominated vocalist, Seth MacFarlane, releases his 6th studio album, Great Songs From Stage & Screen. This collection of tender ballads and uptempo tunes is full of rich, iconic vocals that harken back to Hollywood's Golden Age. The multi-hyphenate is well-known for his work in the Television & Film industries which has earned him numerous nominations and Emmy Awards.
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Ellengæst has the difficult task of following 2018's profound and moving Great Escape. This release, though, does not make any attempts in pairing with or succeeding it's predecessor. Circumstances largely prevented it anyway. On the day tracking started for Ellengæst, Crippled Black Phoenix found themselves without a male lead vocalist and keyboardist. Whereas events of a similar thread would spell doom for most bands, CBP leader Justin Greaves took it as an opportunity to tap into his deep network of musician friends. Before he knew it, several prominent guest vocalists were secured, ready and able to lend their considerable talents to: Anathema's Vincent Cavanagh, Gaahls Wyrd's Kristian "Gaahl" Espedal, Coliseum / Fotocrime / one-time Crippled Black Phoenix touring bassist Ryan Patterson, up-and-coming U.K. solo artist Suzie Stapleton, and Tribulation's Jonathan Hultén.
Though still at the very beginning of his career, Jonathan Something's catalog already displays a skillful musical command, a puckish sense of humor, and a knack for absurdist but pointed send ups that at times make him feel like an indie rock Andy Kaufman. It shouldn't be surprising then that for his third album, the forthcoming Cannibal House Rules (due out August 7th on Solitaire Recordings), Jonathan Something has made a sharp left turn and created something that not even the most attentive members of his cult-like fanbase could have predicted. Partly inspired by his interests in anime, classic horror/sci fi cinema and video games, Cannibal House Rules is a synth-driven album of pop songs that draw on the cultural ephemera of the mid 80s, blending the sounds of Italo disco and top 40 new wave with John Carpenter's Big Trouble In Little China and Brad Fiedel's The Terminator scores on a release that is structured to play like the soundtrack from a non-existent film.
Where Birds Say reminisced on the past and Extralife looked to imagined futures, Darlingside’s new album Fish Pond Fish concerns the claustrophobia of the here and now. Some of the most consistent themes on the album are the desire to return to past states (“Keep coming home,” “take me back to south of Denver“) on one hand and change on the other. In some cases, repetition and return are a desirable way to deal with uncertain times; in others, the stagnancy of the present is overwhelming. Much of the album lives in the space between repetition and change, and considers how those two pieces complement one another — how either one can be a stress or a salve depending on the circumstances, and how even change itself predictably repeats. As the band sings, "things will change, and change again."
The sense of an 'eternal present' came into sharper focus with the coronavirus quarantine, which fell into place just as the band was finalizing the last batch of songs and forced the cancellation of the final weeks of recording at Tarquin Studios with Grammy Award-winning produced Peter Katis (Interpol, The National). Since the band was unable to meet up in-person during the quarantine, each member set up a home recording rig to capture sounds individually, while mixing, writing, and arrangement decisions were all carried out virtually. Since the band's favored approaches for sound capture (playing and/or singing together around one mic, for example) and in-studio discussion were made impossible by the quarantine,the group was forced to lean more heavily on individual experimentation and decision-making, both in recording and editing — as a result, the entire album bears an imprint of each of the four members in a way their previous releases have not. Likewise, at Katis' suggestion, many components of their informal demos were preserved as layers in the produced tracks to retain the spirit of the initial recordings, resulting in a collection of songs that is simultaneously the most bedroom-tracked and production-heavy full-length album that the band has yet released.
Los Angeles-based harpist Mary Lattimore returns with Silver Ladders, the full-length follow-up to acclaimed album Hundreds of Days. Since 2018, Lattimore has toured internationally, released collaborative albums with artists such as Meg Baird and Mac McCaughan, and shared a friends-based remix album featuring artists such as Jónsi and Julianna Barwick. At one of her festival appearances, Lattimore met Slowdive's Neil Halstead: "A friend introduced us because she knew how big of a fan I was and Neil and I had a little chat... The next day, I just thought maybe he'd be into producing my next record." He was. Lattimore traditionally records her albums holed up by herself, so the addition of Halstead's touches as a producer and collaborator leaves a profound trace. "I flew on a little plane to Newquay in Cornwall where he lives with his lovely partner Ingrid and their baby. I didn't know what his studio was like, he'd never recorded a harp, but somehow it really worked." Recorded over nine days at Halstead's studio stationed on an old airfield, Silver Ladders finds Lattimore exercising command and restraint. Her signature style is refined, the sprawling layers of harp reigned in and accented by flourishes of low-end synth and Halstead's guitar. The music can feel ominous but not by compromising vivid wonder, like oceanic overtones that shift with the tides. This material is colored by specific memories for Lattimore; "Neil has this poster of a surfer in his studio and I'd look at it each day, looking at the sunlight glinting on the dark wave. In these songs I like the contrast between the dark lows and the glittering highs. The gloom and the glimmer, the opposites, a lively surfing town in the winter turned kinda rainy and empty and quiet." Lattimore and Halstead reformed three existing demos and improvised the remaining four songs. Among the batch she brought with her, the title track recalls a trip she took to Stari Grad, Croatia on the island of Hvar. "I spent some days there just swimming in the bay, silver ladders right into the sea." The image stuck with her when she found herself performing at a cliffside wedding overlooking the Pacific. "Before anyone showed up, I had time to set up and play and this song came to me, 'Silver Ladders (to the sea)', so I made a little recording on my phone to remember it." This sketch expanded; a delicately glittering harp melody comes over the horizon, swelling and rolling towards the shore on ebbs of synth and refractory delay. Inspired by a story that Halstead shared with Lattimore, "Don't Look" is the score to a beach-side tragedy. "It was a stunning beach with big waves," Lattimore says, "and (Neil) told me that recently, some teenagers had been out there with these surfboards that were way too light and had found themselves in trouble. The four adults that went in to save them died but the teenagers survived." The power of undertow pulls the melody, which begins in a minimalist and elegiac mode, deeper and deeper. Heavy strikes on low harp strings summon up Neptune's wrath, dashing heroism against the roar of the sea, permitting those naive enough to enter that dangerous water to exit, now less naive. Lattimore's song titles often evoke fragments of things heard or misheard. In an anecdote from Lattimore, "I chose 'Chop on the Climbout' as a title because a pilot once said, 'Folks, there's going to be some light chop on the climb out' and I thought the language had an insider mystery that was compelling. The song reminds me of plane traveling." Listeners can feel the drama of aeronautics; the thrust of liftoff, the rumble of overhead luggage as the craft ascends into the belly of cloud cover. Passengers yearning to traverse wide distances in brief moments. The hum steadies into a mesmerizing drone, a synth on top of which Lattimore and Halstead take turns exchanging chiming leads smeared with static-laden air pressure.
Carla Bruni - "Carla Bruni" - This eponymous album is the reflection of Carla Bruni herself, a wholehearted embracing of her true self. Always sensitive, with emotions on the surface at times, the music of the album bears witness to a unique temperament and avoids ostentation. Through it we can sense a desire for a calm simplicity, free from glitter and arrogance. That's probably because the production of these songs was planned well before anyone set foot in the recording studio. Guitar, piano, a bit of foot-tapping and fragments of melody are the foundation of all the tracks, recorded behind closed doors with Albin de la Simone, who produced the entire album. For his first collaboration with Carla Bruni, the multi-instrumentalist - one of the very best on the French scene in the past 20 years - was determined to give her new songs the most delicate treatment. Listening to the new manifesto, "Carpe Diem", you can't help but regain a strong sense of the present moment. And this is what's so disarming about Bruni's songs: the intimacy, the simplicity, in a spirit of freedom, friendship and love. Compact Disc
Christened Brooklyn Rap’s “Homecoming King” by New York Times, Pop Smoke was the Borough’s next icon in the wings. Breakthrough mixtape MEET THE WOO boasts high-profile cameos from Nicki Minaj and Skepta. In a stellar review, Pitchfork claimed, “The Brooklyn rapper makes good on the promise of ‘Welcome to the Party’ with a debut full of the hardest, dirtiest tracks he can manage.” Most recently, he was featured on Travis Scott’s #1 Album JACKBOYS and turns up with next project MEET THE WOO 2.
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On Long Time Passing, the trailblazing Kronos Quartet celebrates the music of Pete Seeger and rejoices in the spirit, inspiration, and fearlessness inherent in his life’s work. Along with guests Sam Amidon, Maria Arnal, Brian Carpenter, Meklit, Lee Knight, and Aoife O’Donovan, the group examines Seeger’s celebration of beauty and the pleasure of singing together. Through the power of these eternally relevant cries for unity and moral integrity, the album articulates the responsibility we have as citizens and members of a greater community to question war and injustice, and to develop the courage to raise our voices together both in word and song.
Blue Note debut by cornetist & composer Ron Miles, this is the follow-up to his widely acclaimed 2017 album I Am A Man, featuring the same remarkable collaborations. Miles wrote most of the music in Summer 2018 as his father was passing away; it's both a loving dedication and a riveting spiritual document that scores the journey from Earth to eternal peace. "Rainbows deal with renewal. sometimes, our limitations can inform what we can see." Double LP.
Boy Pablo -"rest up" Limited Edition Red 7" Single LP. "This song is one of the most personal tracks I've written. It's a double meaning; on one side it's about my experiences dealing with anxiety and mental health issues, but at the same time it takes on relationship problems," Boy Pablo says of 'rest up'.
Alaska is the third studio album from GRAMMY-nominated progressive metal five piece Between the Buried and Me. Originally released in 2005 through Victory Records, it was the first album to feature the band's current line-up. The album achieved high critical acclaim and features some of the band's most notable tracks, such as the title track and "Selkies: The Endless Obsession". This pressing has been newly remixed and remastered to commemorate the band's 20th anniversary.
NAV - "Good Intentions" Toronto-native Nav celebrated his 2nd #1 Billboard 200 debut with third album, Good Intentions, via XO/Republic. The celebrated record has features from rap heavy weights like Young Thug, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Gunna, Lil Durk, Don Toliver and Pop Smoke. He set the tone early with the success of his song 'Turks' feat. Travis Scott and Gunna. Now available on CD
Colored vinyl LP pressing. Hot on the heels of critically acclaimed 2019 album Of Rot and Ruin, New Jersey blackened death metallers Hath reissue 2015 debut EP Hive via Willowtip Records. Previously self-released on digital formats, the remastered/reissued Hive is now available on CD.
GARGOYL's unique blend of elegant prog and familiar grunge gestures side-steps any one genre. The new band forges their own path through the musical ether with subdued exploration that explodes into driving backbeats and ringing vocal harmonies. Featuring Luke Roberts from the dynamic AYAHUASCA on guitar and vocals alongside the virtuosic talent of REVOCATION mastermind Dave Davidson, this fresh collaboration sees them expand their repertoire to create something fresh, fascinating and far-reaching.
Machinedrum releases his fourth album on Ninja Tune. A View of U is available on silver, white, and black marbled LP and CD. Machinedrum (Travis Stewart) returns with his definitive new album 'A View of U' featuring an incredible cast of collaborators including Sub Focus, Chrome Sparks, Father (Awful Records), Freddie Gibbs, Mono/Poly (Brainfeeder), Tigran Hamasyan, Jesse Boykins III, Rochelle Jordan and Tanere'lle. The use of 'U' in the title 'A View of U' represents the Universe aka the Infinite. The central theme of the album is the concept of having an out of body experience (OOBE). 'The feeling of being out of your body feels infinite. It feels like time has stopped. It feels like the birth of creation,' explains Travis. Machinedrum has previously been featured in Billboard, Mixmag, Dazed, VICE, Time Out, Stereogum, The Quietus, Drowned in Sound, Narc Magazine, Clash, Earmilk and more. Travis has also contributed to guest mixes for major stations around the world including NPR, BBC Radio 1 (including an Essential Mix in 2013), BBC 1Xtra and KEXP, plus local tastemaker stations such as The Lot Radio, Red Light Radio and NTS. Machinedrum is also one half of JETS (Innovative Leisure) with Jimmy Edgar, one half of Sepalcure (Hot Flush) with Praveen and one half of Dream Continuum with Om Unit. His solo work has garnered over 50 million streams worldwide. He has additionally collaborated with the likes of DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, D'WN, Lone, Azealia Banks, Roots Manuva, Boards of Canada, and more.
15 years after the release of their debut album, Daptone's Royal Court from Staten Island delivers a truly epic collection of new material that finds the group further bridging the gap between the farfisa-fueled Ethio-Funk stylings of their early recordings, with the psychedelic, Sabbath-inspired hellfire of late. The title track and lead single, Long in the Tooth, jumps out of the speakers with a heavy drum break (reminiscent of the B-Boy approved grooves of their early output), drenched in a pulsating, hallucinatory wall of organ, menacing horns, and a rugged guitar riff that pummels the listener into Budonian submission. Imagine Link Wray and Mulatu Astatke collaborating on a Italian horror soundtrack and you're getting close.
2020 album is about the importance of ancestral heritage. It is an invitation to listen to messages from the past to build the future. Skald is inspired by the Doggerland, which is an island that disappeared 20,000 years ago following various natural disasters (tsunami, long winter...). The Vikings tell here the history of the people who preceded them and question the role of Man for saving the planet.
Brooklyn indie-rock stalwart Drew Citron formed Beverly in 2013, after having got her start as a touring member with Frankie Rose and The Pains of Being Pure of Heart. With Free Now, Citron, one of the most beautiful voices in Indie Rock, comes to the table with a whole lot of pain to sing about and the full musical knowledge to put herself, and her talents, front and center.