New Release Round-Up 04-28-23
Stephen Stills - Live At Berkeley 1971 - Omnivore Recordings
Stephen Stills is an unyielding force of nature. The amount of music pouring out of this man could’ve fueled a half-dozen bands. Following the June 1971 release of his second solo album, Stephen Stills 2, he announced his first solo tour designed to showcase all aspects of the ever-growing artist. Fans who were lucky enough to catch his historic debut trek, dubbed “The Memphis Horns Tour,” were treated to the balladeer, the raving troubadour, the acoustic bluesman, the soul driver, and by far the most passionate music maker offering his goods across the 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 venue made this one of the most unique and intimate stops on the tour that included his iconic concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden. In many ways, these Northern California shows in Berkeley sound as if Stills is leaving it all on the stage during a hometown gig.
Rush - Signals: 40th Anniversary - Mercury
The Signals Super Deluxe celebrates 40 years with a brand-new Hugh Syme cover & the 2015 remaster on CD for the first time. The album vinyl was cut for the first time at half-speed via DMM & pressed on 180g black vinyl for optimal vinyl quality with new Hugh Syme art in a premium tip-on jacket. A Blu-ray Audio disc features brand-new immersive Dolby Atmos & 5.1 surround mixes by Richard Chycki, the 2015 48kHz 24-bit stereo remaster, new animated visualizers for each song & 2 bonus music videos for “Subdivisions” and “Countdown”. Bonus items include a 40-page hardcover book with new song illustrations and unreleased photos from the Signals Tour, four 7-inches with new art, three lenticulars that transition from the original black & white band headshots into the original album “Digital Man” color headshots, four Signals Tour band lithos, Hugh’s original album cover sketch litho & a double-sided 24-inch by 24-inch poster featuring Hugh’s new art on one side and an outtake photo from the original album cover shoot on the other side.
Kip Moore - Damn Love - MCA Nashville
Kip Moore releases his 5th studio album, Damn Love. The album features 13 tracks including the single “Kinda Bar.” Kip Moore’s four studio albums include: Up All Night, Wild Ones, Slowheart, and Wild World. Moore has charted a total of 12 entries on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts including the number-one "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck" and four additional top-ten hits. He has also written songs for Frankie Ballard, Thompson Square, and James Wesley.
Joy Oladokun - Proof Of Life - Republic Records
Nigerian-American musician, songwriter and producer Joy Oladokun releases her new album, Proof Of Life 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 life’s most complex experiences in a way only she can. The album boasts feats from Chris Stapleton, Noah Kahan, Mt. Joy and more.
Matt Maltese - Driving Just To Drive - Nettwerk Records
"I thought a lot back to being younger and how much more I used to do things just to do them. Playing on a playground as a kid or just going for a drive and listening to music in the car. I used to love stuff with no sense of an outcome, with no sense of self-imposed necessity. I think it's important to have some of that in our lives." - Matt Maltese
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Indigo de Souza - All of This Will End [Crimson Sundown LP]
The National - First Two Pages of Frankenstein [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Josh Ritter - Spectral Lines [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Natural w/Orange Swirl LP]
Falling In Reverse - Coming Home [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Aesop Rock & Blockhead - Garbology: Instrumental Version [Yellow / Green / Black 2LP]
Circles Around The Sun - Language
Nate Smith - NATE SMITH
Joseph - The Sun
Bebe Rexha - Bebe
Yves Tumor - Praise A Lord Who Chews But Which Does Not Consume; (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)
Bronson Arroyo & The '04 - Some Might Say
Neil Gaiman & FourPlay String Quartet - Signs Of Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver Fox LP]
Seventeen - SEVENTEEN 10th Mini Album 'FML'
Dave Hause - Drive It Like It's Stolen [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Jay LP]
The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site: 20th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Apple & Black LP]
Jessie Ware - That! Feels Good!
Country Westerns - Forgive The City
Crown The Empire - DOGMA
Ryan Hamilton - Haunted By The Holy Ghost
Shakin' Stevens - Re-Set
Hollywood Undead - Hotel Kalifornia [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Blue Deluxe 2LP]
The Wombats - Proudly Present... A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation: 15 Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Pink LP]
The Chemical Brothers - No Reason [Limited Edition Red 12in Single]
The Damned - Darkadelic
Renee Rapp - Everything To Everyone: Deluxe [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Signed CD]
The 69 Eyes - Death Of Darkness
Rudimental - Home: 10th Anniversary Edition
& More .....
Smashing Pumpkins - ATUM - Martha's Music
The Smashing Pumpkins' highly anticipated twelfth studio album, ATUM (pronounced Autumn) is a three-act rock opera album featuring 33-tracks, and is the sequel to 1995’s Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000’s Machina/Machine of God. ATUM was written and produced by Billy Corgan over the past 4 years. Available on April 21, 2023 on 3xCD, 4xLP, and 4xLP indie-exclusive which includes three exclusive screen-printed inserts, each inspired by the three acts of ATUM.
DRAIN - Living Proof - Epitaph
DRAIN – the Santa Cruz, CA based hardcore band, whose energetic live shows have propelled them to peak underground popularity (during a global pandemic) and they are ready to break wide open in 2023. Living Proof is the band’s Epitaph Records debut and follow up to their 2020 breakout release, California Cursed. The new album is a testament to the hard work and heartfelt ethos that’s at the center of DRAIN’s good-time psyche. There are a couple surprises on the album. Rapper Shakewell appears on the track, “Intermission”. There’s also a cover of “Good, Good Things,” a nearly four-decade old melodic punk carol by the Descendents: slam-pit forebearers to DRAIN if there ever were any. “It’s crazy because the song’s been out like forty years, but lyrically it’s a DRAIN song!” exclaims vocalist Sam Ciaramitaro. “It just hits on everything that I love, that I’m about.”
Peter One - Come Back To Me - Verve Forecast
Over 3 decades ago, Peter One was a STAR. A country music star, in West Africa. With his singing partner Jess Sah Bi, Peter played to sold out arenas. In 1985, Our Garden Needs Its Flowers, launched the two Ivory Coast musicians into regional stardom across greater West Africa. Now solo, Peter One ultimately decided to emigrate to the US to further his music career. Come Back To Me features songs in English, French and his native African language.