Music Releases 03-15-19

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Blaqk Audio

The new album from Blaqk Audio on limited edition flower picture disc

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Fallujah

California progressive death metallers Fallujah are swinging upward and venturing outward on new album, Undying Light. With new vocalist in Antonio Palermo (also of Underling fame) firmly in position and a no-filler, all-killer songwriting attack, Undying Light isn’t the follow-up to Dreamless, it’s a massive jump forward. Whereas Dreamless wandered intelligently and resonated lithely, new tracks such as “Glass House,” “Ultraviolet,” “Eyes Like the Sun,” and closer “Departure” find Fallujah stripped down, razor-sharp, and emotionally charged.

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Y.G.

Y.G.

My Krazy Life [LP]

New Vinyl: $24.98 Buy

YG's debut album 'My Krazy Life' is an instant West Coast gangsta rap classic. With massive hit singles "Who Do You Love?" and "My Nigga," the album solidified the partnership between super producer DJ Mustard and YG, establishing the duo as two of the most important artists in West Coast rap. The album is on vinyl for the first time, celebrating its fifth anniversary.

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Pond

Pond

Tasmania

New CD: $11.99 Buy

POND, the prolific force from Perth announce their 8th studio album, Tasmania is set to be released March 1st on Interscope Records. Tasmania acts as a sister album to 2017’s The Weather, POND’s most critically acclaimed album to date. “The album never wanders more than a few inches away from the sublime,” said Pitchfork. “It’s a document of a band knocking loudly on the door of greatness.” With Tasmania the band makes good on this promise delivering a sweeping rock classic

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Brian Jonestown Massacre

LP version. 180 gram, clear vinyl; superb deluxe packaging. The Brian Jonestown Massacre burst into 2019 with the release of their 18th full-length album, just seven months after their last one, Something Else (AUK 043CD/LP). The self-titled, nine-track album is released on Anton Newcombe's A Recordings, and it was recorded and produced at Anton's Cobra Studio in Berlin. The album was originally going to be released in September of 2018, but due to a hugely successful global tour -- taking in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe -- the release was delayed. Recorded in early 2018, the album features Sara Neidorf on drums, Heike Marie Radeker (LeVent) on bass, Hakon Adalsteinsson (BJM, Third Sound, Gunman, Holy Ghost) on guitar, and Anton Newcombe on multiple instruments. Also making a guest vocal appearance on "Tombes Oubliées" is Rike Bienert who has sung on previous BJM albums. The band performed songs from the album throughout the European leg of the 2018 tour. Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man over the past few years, having released four critically-acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre albums and an EP, one soundtrack album, and two albums with Tess Parks. All releases were fully recorded and produced at Anton's studio. The Brian Jonestown Massacre track "Bon Bon" was used in the 2015 Palm D'Or winner Dheepan. Anton penned the soundtrack for Moon Dogs, a film directed by multi-BAFTA nominated Philip John (Svengali, Downton Abbey, Being Human).

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Nat King Cole

New career spanning collection celebrating Nat King Cole's 100th birthday, featuring his most well loved signature songs, including 'Unforgettable,' 'L-O-V-E,' 'Mona Lisa' and featuring a newly recorded duet of  'The Girl from Ipanema' duet with GRAMMY-winning artist Gregory Porter.

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Lauren Jenkins

Lauren Jenkins

No Saint

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Named one of The New York Times’ Artists To Watch in 2019 and Billboard’s Hot Country Artists to Watch, Lauren Jenkins mesmerizes crowds with her sultry vocals and authentic songwriting. She blends her traditional Country roots with Americana influences to seamlessly transition between cheerful and raw emotions. The Texas native showcases her variety of musical influences, including the southern charm of Charleston, artistic vibe of New York City and the eclectic nature of Music City.

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Steve Perry

2 180g black vinyl LPs featuring 5 bonus songs (15 tracks) with limited-edition lenticular cover.

This DELUXE package includes a limited-edition vinyl with a 3D Lenticular cover as well as features 5 bonus songs from legendary singer-songwriter and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Perry. The famed singer introduces Traces with lead track 'No Erasin'' and reassuringly greets fans with the opening line 'I know it's been a long time comin'.' The track is an emotional homecoming, a familiar welcome from the iconic voice and writer of Journey's timeless, global hits including 'Don't Stop Believin',' 'Faithfully,' and 'Open Arms,' as well as the significant solo success of 'Oh Sherrie' and 'Foolish Heart.' Perry says, 'Putting 30 years into 10 songs has certainly been an emotional experience for me. I started writing and recording these songs with the creative freedom that I was the only one who would ever hear them. Along the way, I rediscovered my love for music. Each track represents traces of my past, but is also a hopeful look into the future. I invite you to listen with an open heart.' Produced by Perry alongside co-producer Thom Flowers, Traces is the artist's most vulnerable and honest recording to date, balancing tremendous loss with enduring hope and beauty. The album is a collection of nine original tracks that encompass the spectrum of human emotion, and also features a beautifully reimagined cover of The Beatles' 'I Need You.' It is the work of an artist who has reconnected with his music in a new way.

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Millennium

Millennium

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Cinematic Orchestra

The release of their fourth studio album, To Believe, in March 2019, is the next step in a process of constant evolution. Born out of the band’s latest formation, it’s a creative partnership between founder Jason Swinscoe and longtime friend and collaborator Dom Smith, along with an extended family of regular bandmates and collaborators. Guided by a communal spirit, the changing members are consistent with their ethos, where no individual ego takes precedence. Guest vocalists on To Believe include the art-soul singer Moses Sumney, legendary UK rapper Roots Manuva, longtime vocal collaborator Heidi Vogel and many more. To Believe is the product of a long period of gestation, a reflection of the kind of album they wanted to make – the kind of album, that is, they’ve always made: deep, textured, and layered with meaning. With artwork by The Designers Republic™ (Aphex Twin) and mixed by 15 time Grammy Winner Tom Elmhirst, at the legendary Electric Lady studio built by Jimi Hendrix, it’s a masterful return that stands as their most definitive statement as a group. Surveying the musical landscape of 2019, it’s easy to forget how The Cinematic Orchestra have helped to shape it. They’ve long bridged deep-thinking jazz, a soundtrack sensibility and electronic music into new shapes, starting with their 1999 debut, Motion. They’ve forged a path for acts like Floating Points, Kamasi Washington, Ólafur Arnalds and BADBADNOTGOOD, artists who blur different disciplines together to carve out their own new niches. In this sense, the band’s recorded absence is less a break than an embrace of its unique relationship with space, with kinship, with dissent, of course with art and sound, but most of all, with one another.

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