New Release Round-Up 08-25-23
Turnpike Troubadours - A Cat In The Rain - Bossier City Records
One of America’s most beloved independent bands, Turnpike Troubadours release their highly anticipated new album, A Cat In The Rain, via Bossier City Records/Thirty Tigers. In conjunction with the new music, the band recently spoke with Rolling Stone, who declares, “he [lead singer Evan Felker] is more focused and lyrically crisp than at any point in his life. He’s a poet, but he’s direct.” Produced by Shooter Jennings and recorded at Muscle Shoals’ Fame Recording Studios and Dave’s Room in Los Angeles, A Cat in the Rain marks a long-awaited return for the band following their self-imposed hiatus in 2019. With these ten new songs, Turnpike Troubadours is back with a refreshed perspective on the authentic songwriting and signature foot-stomping sound that first captivated their deeply devoted fanbase.
Be Your Own Pet - Mommy - Third Man Records
The Nashville, Tennessee, garage rock group Be Your Own Pet, were signed as teenagers to the prestigious XL in the UK and Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace label in the US, with whom they released two widely acclaimed albums. They went on to tour with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Sonic Youth, Le Tigre etc and have been cited as influences for groups such as Paramore and Big Joanie.
Shania Twain - Come On Over - Diamond Edition - Mercury / UMe
Come On Over is the top-selling country album and the highest-sold album by a female
artist of all time. In celebration of the album’s 25th anniversary and over 40M global sales, the US version of the album has been remastered from the original tapes for the first time ever.
Five Finger Death Punch - Afterlife: Tour Edition - Better Noise Music
A special tour edition of Five Finger Death Punch's 2022 album Afterlife which included the singles "AfterLife" and "IOU". This version comes complete with Ocard, Tour Poster Insert, Heavyweight White Vinyl and Printed Signature.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Hiss Golden Messenger - Jump For Joy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black & Orange LP]
Tyler, The Creator - CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale
Hot Milk - A Call To The Void
Morgan Wade - Psychopath
Spanish Love Songs - No Joy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear w/Silver & Black Twist LP]
Burna Boy - I Told Them [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD]
Crooks & Nannies - Real Life
A Giant Dog - Bite [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Antifreeze Green LP]
Ashnikko - WEEDKILLER [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Alternate Art Recycled Vinyl with Blue Tint LP]
Alice Cooper - Road [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Marbled 2LP+DVD]
Knife - Heaven Into Dust
Old Crow Medicine Show - Jubilee
Tim McGraw - Standing Room Only
Film School - Field
R.E.M. - Accelerate
Kip Moore - Wild Ones: Deluxe Edition
Brothertiger - Brothertiger Plays: Tears For Fears' Songs From The Big Chair
The Armed - Perfect Saviors [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Incantation - Unholy Deification [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Royal Blue with Splatter LP]
Jenny O - Spectra [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition California Pink LP]
Taylor Kingman - Hollow Sound [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow Belly Yellow LP]
SPELLLING - Spellling & The Mystery School
Alanis Morissette - The Collection [Indie Exclusive Limited Editrion 2LP]
Belinda Carlisle - Kismet
Supergrass - Life On Other Planets: Remastered
Andy Frasco & The U.N. - L'Optimist [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]
Yard Act - The Trench Coat Museum [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
& More .....
Sigur Rós - ÁTTA - BMG
Following it’s surprise digital release, Sigur Rós’ first new studio album in ten years, ÁTTA, is their most intimate and emotionally direct record to date. Few bands cut through the noise and distractions of the world to bring you a pure elemental truth or feeling like Sigur Rós. As you hear on ÁTTA, there’s a new compulsion and drive to the band that comes with the new formation of the line up. Multi-instrumentalist Kjartan Sveinsson is back in the fold – having left the band in 2012 – to join frontman Jónsi and bassist Georg Holm. Recorded across multiple continents - in the band’s Sundlaugin studio in Iceland, the legendary Abbey Road in the UK and a number of studios in the US - ÁTTA leans heavily towards the orchestral, and touches on everything that has made Sigur Rós one of the most ambitious and acclaimed bands of recent times, with close to ten million albums sold, whilst signposting an exciting and expansive possibility for their future. ÁTTA prominently features the London Contemporary Orchestra conducted by Robert Ames, alongside brass performed by longtime Icelandic collaborators Brassgat í bala. It is mixed and co-produced by another frequent collaborator Paul Corley, alongside the band."
Royal Blood - Back To The Water Below - Warner Records
Royal Blood ignite an epic summer ahead as they release their fourth album ‘Back To The Water Below’. From the very beginning, Royal Blood’s story has been one of two life-long friends whose shared passion and dedication for writing and performing has led them on a remarkable adventure together – a story that has yet to be repeated, and is a feat as rare as it is remarkable. Long before Royal Blood were even formed, they spent years together in various bands playing to half empty bars around Brighton - and only then did they suddenly become a decade-in-the-making overnight success story. One day they were plotting how to recoup the meagre £300 they had spent on their first recording, but within a year they were at the top of UK album charts, storming Glastonbury and winning the BRIT Award for Best British Group.
The Paper Kites - At The Roadhouse - Nettwerk Records
Australian indie folk rock band The Paper Kites release their highly anticipated sixth album - At The Roadhouse. The song and production background began when the band created a roadhouse in rural Australia, performing an unannounced month-long residency in the small Victorian town of Campbells Creek, whilst working on their sixth record. The atmosphere of the live performance is recreated with pedal steel and crooning vocals and harmonies. The song lyrics reminisce of a romance still as alive as a blue flame. "We had talked about this for years" Sam Bentley explains, "We were drawn to the idea of holding up in a town somewhere and playing the evenings as a house band. The Roadhouse became this place for us." Expanding their line-up, the five members of The Paper Kites recruited three extra musicians to make up their roadhouse band, including multi-instrumentalist Matt Dixon - who's weeping pedal steel features on the track - as well as Hannah Cameron and Chris Panousakis.
Tom Waits - The Island Years - Island
Tom Waits revisits his albums from The Island Years. The albums are newly remastered for the first time ever from the original master tapes and personally overseen by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan. Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering under the guidance of Waits’ longtime audio engineer, Karl Derfler. The remastered editions available are Swordfishtrombones, Rain Dogs and Franks Wild Years (CDs available 9/1 and LPs available 9/22), with Bone Machine and The Black Rider coming 10/6.