Music Releases 04-09-21

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Limited orange colored vinyl LP pressing. Missunderstood is the singer/songwriter's debut album and is a front row seat sonically through Queen's journey of self-discovery as she navigates the emotions that come with mending a broken heart, new love, becoming a mother again and more. The 18-track album features guest appearances by Lil Durk, Mulatto, Kiana Lede, Russ, & Toosii. Missunderstood debuted on Billboard's Top R&B Albums chart at #1 and debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200.
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Hank Mobley

Soul Station

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. On February 7, 1960, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley with pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Art Blakey, laid down what would become his masterpiece: Soul Station. The crystalline six-song set was a showcase for Mobley's lyrical flow from the breezy opening take on Irving Berlin's "Remember" through bluesy originals like "Dig Dis", & the swinging up-tempo number "Split Feelin's." Soul Station endures as a jazz classic for the ages.
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Vinyl LP pressing. The sixth studio album by these multi-platinum-selling California punk stars came out in 2000, debuting at #9 and selling 125,000 copies in it's first week alone (it later went double platinum). Brendan O'Brien produced this bracing blend of punk, grunge, metal and rap: "Original Prankster," "Want You Bad," "Million Miles Away," "Come Out Swinging," "Living in Chaos" and more. This 20th-anniversary vinyl reissue adds an extra song to the original album: "Huck It," previously only heard on the 2000 video album (DVD/VHS) of the same name! Round Hill.
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Released in 1985, Back To The Future has been a staple for fans of classic 80s movies. Travel back in time with the iconic soundtrack with songs like "Earth Angel," "Johnny B. Goode," and Huey Lewis & The News' "The Power Of Love." Now available on standard black vinyl.

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Yung Gravy

Gasanova

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Vinyl LP pressing. Yung Gravy has unveiled his second album, Gasanova which includes features from Ski Mask The Slump God, TrippyThaKid, Bobby Raps, Young Dolph, bbno$, and Chief Keef. The platinum rapper paved the way for the record with a string of anthems. Right out of the gate, "yup!" achieved his biggest debut yet, generating 2.1 million YouTube views on the music video & tallying 3 million streams in a matter of weeks. On it's heels, "Gas Money" has already cranked out over 1 million streams. Opaque Aqua LP.
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Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers

Moanin'

Vinyl: $24.98 UNAVAILABLE

1958’s Moanin’—feat. the great drummer w/ trumpeter Lee Morgan, tenor saxophonist Benny Golson, pianist Bobby Timmons, & bassist Jymie Merritt—was the perfect crystallization of the band’s bluesy, soulful sound, & it still stands today as perhaps the most quintessential hard bop recording of all-time. The album also introduced several indelible Golson compositions that would become standards of the jazz songbook including “Along Came Betty” & “Blues March.” Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition. 180G.

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Limited double orange/gold and grey/blue colored vinyl LP pressing. The Director's Cut of Pulp is an extended version of the project. She has described it as sonically being what she envisions her movies would look like.
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"Fearless was an album full of magic and curiosity, the bliss and devastation of youth. It was the diary of the adventures and explorations of a teenage girl who was learning tiny lessons with every new crack in the facade of the fairytale ending she'd been shown in the movies. I'm thrilled to tell you that my new version of Fearless is done and will be with you soon. It's called Fearless (Taylor's Version) and it includes 26 songs." - Taylor Swift. Includes 6 unreleased tracks.

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Rhiannon Giddens’ new album They’re Calling Me Home, recorded with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, will be released April 9 on Nonesuch Records. Giddens and Turrisi, who both live in Ireland when they aren’t on tour, have been there since March 2020 due to the pandemic. The two expats found themselves drawn to the music of their native and adoptive countries of America, Italy, and Ireland during lockdown. Exploring the emotions brought up by the moment, Giddens and Turrisi decamped to Hellfire, a small studio on a working farm outside of Dublin, to record these songs over six days. The result is They’re Calling Me Home, a twelve-track album that speaks of the longing for the comfort of home as well as the metaphorical “call home” of death, which has been a tragic reality for so many during the COVID-19 crisis.

They’re Calling Me Home features several traditional songs that Giddens hasn't played for years, including some of the first old-time pieces she ever learned: "I Shall Not Be Moved," "Black As Crow (Dearest Dear)" and "Waterbound." The album also includes a new song Giddens wrote, “Avalon,” as well as an Italian lullaby, “Nenna Nenna,” that Turrisi used to sing to his infant daughter that took on new resonance during the lockdown.Giddens says of Alice Gerrard, the folk music pioneer, who wrote “Calling Me Home”: “Some people just know how to tap into a tradition and an emotion so deep that it sounds like a song that has always been around — Alice Gerrard is one of those rarities; ‘Calling Me Home’ struck me forcefully and deeply the first time I heard it, and every time since. This song just wanted to be sung and so I listened.”They’re Calling Me Home also includes two well known songs about death: “Amazing Grace” and “O Death.”The minstrel banjo, accordion and frame drums that have become characteristic of the pair’s sound are well represented on the album, but it’s the viola and cello banjo combination that captures unexpected emotion and intensity. Joining them at key moments are Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu and Irish traditional musician Emer Mayock on flute, whistle, and pipes. Engineer Ben Rawlins was key to the shape and sound of the record while Giddens and Turrisi produced and Kim Rosen mastered.
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Laurie Anderson

Big Science [LP]

Vinyl: $19.98 UNAVAILABLE

Laurie Anderson’s 1982 debut album,Big Science, will return to vinyl for the first time in thirty years with a new red vinyl edition due April 9 on Nonesuch Records. The vinyl includes the re-mastered original album first released on CD for the 25th anniversary of Big Scienceon Nonesuch in 2007.

In the early 1980s, Laurie Anderson was already respected as a conceptual artist and composer, adept at employing gear both high-tech and homemade in her often violin-based pieces, and she was a familiar figure in the cross-pollinating, Lower Manhattan music-visual art-performance circles from which Philip Glass and David Byrne also emerged.
While working on her now-legendary seven-hour performance art/theater piece United States, Part I–IV, which premiered over two nights at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in 1983, she cut the spare “O Superman (For Massenet)," an electronic-age update of nineteenth century French operatic composer Jules Massenet’s aria “O Souverain,” for the tiny New York City indie label 110 Records. In the UK, DJ John Peel picked up a copy of this very limited-edition 33⅓ RPM 7” and spun the eight-minute-plus track on BBC Radio 1. The exposure resulted in an unlikely number two hit, lots of attention in the American press, and a worldwide deal with Warner Bros. Records.
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3-CD/2-LP Super Deluxe Edition Includes A Newly Remastered Version Of The Classic Double Live Album With More Than An Hour Of Unreleased Live Music, Plus Unreleased Demos For “Fireflies” And “One More Night” On Bonus 7-Inch Vinyl
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The B-52's

The B-52's [LP]

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MP3 Album: $8.99 Download

The debut album from The B-52’s. Contains the singles Rock Lobster, Planet Claire, and Dance This Mess Around.
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Jetty Bones

Push Back [LP]

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Ohio alt-pop singer/songwriter Jetty Bones (Kelc Galluzzo) has released two new singles, “Taking Up Space” and “That’s All” in anticipation of her upcoming album ‘Push Back’. With a handful of independently released EPs and singles to her name, Jetty Bones has already racked up over 5 million streams across platforms and has toured with the likes of New Found Glory, The Wonder Years, Mayday Parade, The Maine, The Early November, Laura Stevenson, Mat Kerekes, and more. Galluzzo was most recently on a North American tour with Tiny Moving Parts in March when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, putting a temporary pause on plans for 2020.

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A loving tribute to Wilco from the November 2019 issue of Uncut magazine, this collection comprises 19 Wilco covers recorded by notable artists such as Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile, Sharon Van Etten, Low, Cate Le Bon and Parquet Courts, including one previously released version of “Jesus, Etc.” by Norah Jones’ band Puss N Boots and one recently unearthed (but never released) cover of “Casino Queen” by Billy F Gibbons of ZZ Top fame. There is not a weak moment on this album and many outstanding ones. Sure to appeal to the rabid Wilco fan base, the CD which accompanied the magazine sold out quickly and is no longer available. The album also sold out on Record Store Day in September and is now being reissued in red vinyl.

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With over 5,000 performances spanning four decades, 20 million records sold worldwide, and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, CHEAP TRICK is undoubtedly one of the most influential classic rock groups of the past 50 years. The band was formed in 1974 and while it has evolved throughout the years, CHEAP TRICK has continued to reach mainstream and critical success. Hits such as “I Want You To Want Me,” “Dream Police,” and “Surrender” have cemented the group as one of America’s top rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time. 

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Katya

Vampire Fitness [LP]

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An international soundtrack of experimental, electronic music that you can listen to at the gym. Vampire Fitness is inspired by singers in the 50s, like Connie Francis, who would do multilingual albums.

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Goldfrapp

Seventh Tree [Limited Edition Yellow LP]

Vinyl: $26.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

Mute / BMG announce the next in the Goldfrapp vinyl reissue series, Seventh Tree, out on 5 March 2021. Released on special edition colour vinyl, including the singles ‘A&E', 'Happiness', 'Caravan Girl' & 'Clowns'. Originally released on 22nd February 2008, Seventh Tree will be available on yellow vinyl with an exclusive art print of the original artwork – designed by Mat Maitland. The album reached #2 on the UK Charts, amassing 46,000 in its first week.

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Joji

Nectar [LP]

Vinyl: $31.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $11.49 Download

Japan-born singer and producer Joji is a multi-talented visionary, with a cult following from every corner of the inter- net. Joji is one of the most enthralling artists of the digital age. He has a total vision for his work, not just in the writ- ing and producing of his music, but artwork, videos, merch, and live performances as well. It’s a fully realized world that his fans can inhabit and explore—and see themselves in. “My music is not biographical,” he says, but even still, the deep, heavily shaded emotions in his songs are genuine and they speak to anyone who has ever felt stuck on the outside looking in, who knows what it means to not belong. In 2019, Joji sold-out his North America tour within minutes and performed at some of the most coveted festivals across the world, including Reading & Leeds in the UK and Lollapalooza. As Joji surpasses 3.7 billion global streams, 2020 promises to be his biggest year to date. Joji’s RIAA Gold-certified first full-length album BALLADS 1 was released in October of 2018 and has 2.2B+ streams to date. The album debuted #1 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart making him the first artist from Asia to do so. The album intimates a spectrum of conflicts and experiences in romantic relationships — from desire, unattainable love, torment, to self-loathing. BALLADS 1 also represents Joji’s evolution as an artist since the release of his debut EP In Tongues in November 2017. The album is mostly self-produced, with notable collaborations from producers Shlohmo, Clams Casino, Thundercat, RL Grime, Patrick Wimberly, and Jam City. Joji’s sophomore studio album, Nectar, has already garnered 488M+ streams across all singles –with “Sanctuary” earning RIAA Gold certification. Reacting to these singles, critics have already recognized Joji’s growth as an artist from BALLADS 1 to Nectar. Featuring production from Bekon & The Donuts (Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., Rich Brian’s The Sailor), Justin Parker (Lana Del Rey’s “Born To Die”, Rihanna’s “Stay”), Kenny Beats (Ed Sheeran’s “Take Me Back To London” and DaBaby’s “Toes”), Justin Raisen (Yves Tumor’s Safe in the Hands of Love, Ariel Pink’s Pom Pom), and more, the album’s thematic and sonic diversity remains unified by Joji’s lyricism and tone. With features from some of the world’s most promising young talent, Nectar is set to be Joji’s biggest release to date.

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2021 release from the South Jamaica, Queens, New York City hip hop group. They are best known for their 1993 platinum hit single "Slam". The group has released eight studio albums, three of which have charted in the Billboard 200 albums chart Top 25. They are notable for their style: loud screaming, aggression, fighting with each other, stage diving, throwing water, rapping the grimy voice and the bald head fashion.
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ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE is the new album from Brockhampton. The album features guest appearances by Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Charlie Wilson, and JPEGMAFIA next to newcomers like Baird and fellow Corpus Christi rapper SoGone SoFlexy.

Following the commercial success of 2019's GINGER album, Brockhampton's lives were knocked off the tracks as the world shut down during the Covid pandemic. Over the following year, the members of the group found themselves further removed from each other than they had been since moving to Los Angeles together in 2016, each grappling with the weight of isolation, identity and unexpected personal loss. As fate would have it, the headwinds of 2020 served as a potent reminder of the strength of friendship. The new album's tone reflects the highs and lows of the period from which it was born -- both tragic and celebratory, built around the recurring theme of finding "the light" in your life. As such, ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE is equal parts braggadocio and empathy -- the once young, wide-eyed boyband returns more self-aware and self-assured than ever before.

The creative process for ROADRUNNER also found the group opening its doors to a wider group of collaborators for the first time. The first track on the album, "BUZZCUT," features a show-stopping Danny Brown verse as well as vocals from in-house producer Jabari Manwa, who is stepping out as a vocalist and performer in 2021. The Brockhampton that emerges on ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE is one working at the height of their powers and marks an important inflection point in the band's career.

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As the first album from the legendary, Busta Rhymes in eleven years, Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God, Rhymes enlisted Chris Rock to tease the album announcement. The art, done by world renowned contemporary artist, Chanelle Rose. With 2 singles released so far; "The Don & The Boss" which features legendary Jamaican artist, Vybz Kartel; and YUUUU which features, and is produced ed by the musical savant, Anderson.Paak. The album also features many other heavyweight features that have not yet been revealed. Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God marks Rhymes' return with his star-studded follow up to the seminal 1998 three-time Grammy nominated, RIAA Certified Platinum album E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front.
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In the midst of the thick New Orleans summer of 2017, Chris Lyons of garage punks Bottomfeeders found himself sitting on a small batch of songs that didn’t quite fit the fuzzed-out pileups of that band. The new songs were more chiming, driving but relaxed, full of little corners begging to be filled with classic pop harmonies and wayward country licks. He called in his trusted confidants: Bottomfeeders drummer and longtime musical partner Lucas Bogner—the two started playing music together at the tender age of 15—plus bassist Pete Campanelli, and Kunal Prakash (Jeff the Brotherhood) dug the songs and signed on, and the quartet started playing in earnest, hunkering down in the practice space.

By the time the band played its first gig in late 2018 at the opening of Nola’s ManRay Records, the songs had multiplied and the members of the newly christened Silver Synthetic had become genuine rock & roll craftsmen. In a world that doesn’t seem capable of swaying, Silver Synthetic’s self-titled debut shakes and boogies.

It makes sense that the band’s first gig was in a record shop ‘cause folks, this is record nerd-core in a major way, evocative of the LP's first golden era, as the late sixties oozed into the strange 1970s, with the requisite T-Rex stomps, Britfolk twists and turns, and dueling Verlaine/Lloyd guitars. It’s about warmth, and you can practically smell the gently glowing amp tubes on “In the Beginning,” which wafts along on a gust borrowed from Lou Reed’s beatific Coney Island Baby breeziness. With “Chasm Killer,” the boys lean into jammy heartland rock, almost approaching Silver Bullet Band territory at one point! Even when the band kicks into charging lean rock-n-roller, like on the Kinksy “Around the Bend,” there’s a laid-backness that allows more room for the spirit.

You could call Silver Synthetic rock & roll formalists, but the truth is they're more like minimalists, stripping away tired clutter and unnecessary bloat and just zooming in on the essential.

Silver Synthetic - Silver Synthetic [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sunrise Swirl LP]
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Originally the flip of 'You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks' from April 1971, this is funk rock at it's finest. It first appeared in a different version on the "Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow" LP, but here we have the single version. And on the B-side of this release, we debut a previously unheard backing track. With lyrics by Ray Davis allegedly written about his bandmates fried on drugs, and the need for those dollar bills for that and indeed a whole list of things that the mighty dollar buys, the song condemns the malign influence that it brings to bear on life. Billy Nelson rips through the vocal as apparently the most ripped member of the band. Underpinning the whole thing is Eddie Hazel's wah-wah wild guitar and Tawl Ross' answering riff that echoes Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' as much as that song echoed the Small Faces' 'You Need Loving', itself fairly closely related to Willie Dixon's 'You Need Love', as performed by Muddy Waters, and so the vernacular tradition goes on. Indeed, said vernacular tradition is thoroughly reworked in Bernie Worrell's deconstruction of barrelhouse piano with the right notes, but not necessarily in the right order. Bernie had just joined the band, but was obviously a fast learner. The backing track displays the full insanity of this gloriously insane song.
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Limited vinyl LP pressing. Inspired funk legend Steve Arrington returns with his uplifting and soulful new album Down To The Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions, produced by artists including Mndsgn, Shibo, Jerry Paper, Knxwledge. The album serves the language of his soul and portrays his diversity of influences, building on the evolution of funk, soul, blues, jazz, electronic and R&B, all united by Arrington's uplifting spirit. Steve Arrington is known for his innovative vocals on classics including 'Watching You' and 'Just A Touch of Love,' with Slave, as well as his solo work with tracks including 'Dancin' in the Key of Life', 'Weak at the Knees' and 'Nobody Can Be You'. His music has greatly influenced the hip-hop generation, having been sampled by Jay-Z, A Tribe Called Quest, Pharrell, 50 Cent, 2Pac, de la Soul, Snoop Dogg, and many more.
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On April 9th, SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE will release their fourth album and Saddle Creek debut, ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH. The album signals new chapters for the band on multiple fronts, being the first to feature their new three-piece lineup, as well as the first to be entirely self-recorded and produced. Guitarist/vocalist Zack Schwartz and bassist/vocalist Rivka Ravede are now joined by new member Corey Wichlin, a multi-instrumentalist who relocated from Chicago to the band’s home territory of Philadelphia last year. Ever since their self-titled debut in 2014, they've developed a reputation for being your favorite band’s favorite band. Theirs is the music of immersion, of confrontation, the kind that makes a listener stop and wonder, “How are they even doing that?” 

SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE - ENTERTAINMENT, DEATH [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Maroon, Deep Purple and Coke Bottle Clear Marbled LP]
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Limited Edition Record Store Day 2017 single on opaque yellow vinyl. Featuring two new tracks: “Mythological Beauty,” and “Breathe in My Lungs.”

"Mythological Beauty"/"Breathe In My Lungs"

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Female Species

Tale Of My Lost Love

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Vinyl LP pressing. This is the story of two sisters who nurtured a dream for half a century and never let it die. Vicki and Ronni Gossett launched their musical career as teenagers in Whittier, California in 1966. They called themselves the Female Species. Members came and went; their base of operations moved to Las Vegas, back to LA, and over to Nashville. Along the way their sound transformed from garage rock to lounge to country-pop, the only constant being an innate mastery of hooks and harmony. These ladies had it. Tale of My Lost Love is the whole story from beginning to end of two sisters who gave everything to their dream, yet never made a single record... until now. Sometimes great music just isn't enough to break through - until it is. Numero Group is thrilled and proud, at long last, to introduce Female Species.
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Limited colored vinyl LP pressing. Long before selling over 40 million records and before he sang a note, Willie Nelson started his career as a songwriter/hitmaker. The... And Then I Wrote LP, originally released in 1962, debuted Willie Nelson's unique vocal stylings to the world. Featuring all original compositions including the legendary hits "Crazy"(made famous by Patsy Cline) "Touch Me" and "Hello Walls" Jackpot Records is honored to release this momentous record on stellar colored vinyl from the master tapes with the original artwork. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country music. He was one of the main figures of outlaw country, a subgenre of country music that developed in the late 1960s as a reaction to the conservative restrictions of the Nashville sound. Nelson has acted in over 30 films, co-authored several books, and has been involved in activism for the use of biofuels and the legalization of marijuana.

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DAEDELUS ANNOUNCES 180-GRAM VINYL RELEASE OF THEIR LATEST FULL-LENGTH ALBUM, WHAT WANDS WON't BREAK  In May of 2020, Daedelus launched their 23rd full-length album, What Wands Won't Break. Initially released with Dome of Doom digitally and as a limited edition cassette run of 200 copies (sold out), What Wands Won't Break has been pressed as a special 180g edition in full colored jacket sleeves.
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2CD Set / 40 songs - Contains 20 Tracks not available on CD or Streaming. The breadth and scope of Willie Nelson's career is staggering. He first established himself as part of a new generation of progressive country songwriters in the early '60s. Here are the obscure and rarely heard demo recordings he made prior to signing to Liberty and before RCA. All of these recordings are both musically and historically significant. Includes "Man With The Blues," "Misery," "Undo The Right," "One Step Beyond," "Any Old Arms Won't Do," "Blame It On The Times," "The End Of Understanding," "Slow Down Old World," "A New Way To Die," "Home Motel," "Right From Wrong," "Slow Down Old World," "Happiness Lives Next Door," "I Feel Sorry For Him," "Where My House Lives," and more.

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The fifth album from Oklahoma-bred singer/songwriter Parker Millsap, Be Here Instead emerged from a wild alchemy of instinct, ingenuity, and joyfully determined rule-breaking. In a departure from the guitar-and-notebook-based approach to songwriting that shaped his earlier work, the Nashville-based artist followed his curiosity to countless other modes of expression, experimenting with everything from piano to effects pedals to old-school drum machines (a fascination partly inspired by the early-’70s innovations of Sly Stone and J.J. Cale). As those explorations deepened and broadened his musical vision, Millsap soon arrived at a body of work touched with both unbridled imagination and lucid insight into the search for presence in a chaotic world.

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The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band are the greatest front-porch blues band in the world. They are led by Reverend Peyton, who most consider to be the premier finger picker playing today. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy, country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David “Honeyboy” Edwards. The band has built through their legendary live shows. Playing as many as 300 shows each year, the band has one of the most dedicated followings out there. This following is sure to eat up the band's latest offering, Dance Songs For Hard Times, a country blues record that was made the right way — two feet on the ground and both hands getting dirty.

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The Pink Stones deliver a full serving of Peach State picked country-rock from Athens, Georgia with the release of their debut album, Introducing… The Pink Stones, via the New West Records imprint Normaltown Records. Mixing elements of classic cosmic country, raucous rock’n’roll and fresh humor and heartaches, The Pink Stones are authoring a new chapter in the annals of Cosmic American Music.

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Pure old School Swedish Death Metal, filled with Catchy rhythms, Melody and Hooks. With roots that date back to the early 1990's original Death Metal movement, the core members of CARNAL SAVAGERY formed out of the ashes of the cult Cromlech. After several demo's, lots of gigs with Entombed, Dismember, Therion, Tiamat, Merciless, Meshuggah and some major label offers, the band split and the members went on to play in other notorious bands such as Divine Souls, Wan and Desolation. Returning to their old school roots in 2020, they formed CARNAL SAVAGERY and recorded their first demo in a matter of months. CARNAL SAVAGERY swiftly scored their first record deal and released their debut album "Grotesque Macabre" the same year. Upon hearing "Grotesque Macabre", Moribund Records signed CARNAL SAVAGERY to a multi-album deal and they immediately entered the studio to record their follow-up masterpiece, "Fiendish". "Fiendish" is a choice cut, beefy slab of putrid and rotting old school Death Metal! This morsel of MEAT comes with HOOKS Attached- catchy melodic rhythms, memorable choruses, pounding drums, clear yet brutal vocals, and searing solos. With "Fiendish", CARNAL SAVAGERY not only eat the Dead, but they also devour every other modern Death Metal band with their gnashing teeth, spitting out the gristly remains! From the album opener "Shredded Flesh", through the groove riddled "Embalmed Corpses", to the gory end of "Grotesque Macabre", this album has it all, drenched in blood and dripping embalming fluid! "Fiendish" is a Monstrous and Meaty slab of classic Swedish Melodic Death Metal tempered with the perfect amount of brutality!
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Italian New Wave of True Heavy Metal Leaders MALAMORTE return with their Masterful Sixth album "Mass Cult Suicide"! MALAMORTE, led by Italian scene legend of Alessandro Nunziati, was born in 2009. Fans of Italian metal will recognize Alessandro's name; this is a man full of talent and dark creativity! He is a well-known musician, record producer and author, best known by the stage name Lord Vampyr (or L.V.). Internationally recognized from his bands Theatres des Vampires, Cain, Lord Vampyr, Nailed God, Shadowsreign, and many others, Alessandro has garnered a Huge global fan base, which has only expanded with the success of MALAMORTE! MALAMORTE's five prior albums, "The Fall of Babylon" (2014), "Devilish Illusions" (2016), "Satan Goes to Heaven to Destroy the Kingdom of God" (2017), "Hell for All" (2019) and the critically acclaimed, Radio break-through album "God Needs Evil" (2021) have catapulted the band to the forefront of the modern "New Wave of True Heavy Metal' movement! The band's sound, manifested within the mainstream Occult Rock / True Heavy Metal style, has been refined to perfection! Influences by Ghost, King Diamond, Judas Priest, Death SS, Iron Maiden and old Black Sabbath are clear, but crafted into a style uniquely MALAMORTE's through occult lyrics, extremely catchy rhythms and choruses, encompassing the epic feel of True Heavy Metal. Following closely after the 'surprise' break-through album of the year and Radio Chart toper "God Needs Evil", MALAMORTE returns with the Massive New Radio-Killer, "Mass Cult Suicide"! This is a concept album based on the infamous Jim Jones and his fanatical religious followers of the 'Peoples Temple Cult' and their fateful Jonestown commune in Guyana. Featuring the Radio Killers "Apocalyptic Visions", "The New Messiah" & "They Are Watching Us", "Mass Cult Suicide" is a solid, riff-driven hard rock / heavy metal masterpiece, heavy on the Synth which adds even more melody driven rhythm and 'pop'-catch appeal to this phenomenal album. With two fantastic releases out in the first few months of 2021, MALAMORTE is the new Metal Messiah !