Music Releases 05-08-20
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Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. His last album - 2017's The Nashville Sound - a #1 album on the Billboard Folk, Independent, Country and Rock albums charts, also received Best Americana Album at the Grammys, Album Of The Year At The Americana Honors & Awards and was nominated at the CMA Awards for Album Of The Year. Since then, he has collaborated on the soundtrack for A Star Is Born, the debut album by the Highwomen, and Sheryl Crow's latest album Threads. He also released a live album, Live From the Ryman.
Hayley Williams hugely anticipated debut solo album Petals For Armor arrives via Atlantic Records on Friday, May 8th. Produced by Taylor York – Williams’ lead collaborator in the GRAMMY® Award-winning Paramore – the album was heralded earlier this month by the acclaimed first single, “Simmer”. The smoldering track arrived alongside its own Warren Fu-directed video, providing a compelling first chapter to a continuing storyline.
In early 2016, D.C. punk legends Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Bad Religion) and Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace, One Last Wish) met up at Hampton's Brooklyn home to play music together. Friends since first grade, the two guitarists ended up writing a handful of songs that day, then closed out the session with a spur-of-the-moment decision to start a band. When it came to finding a bassist, Baker and Hampton looked to Johnny Temple of Girls Against Boys and Soulside (another fellow student at their elementary school), who equally shared their passion for what Temple refers to as "loud, angry, visceral music." By the end of the year, the band had enlisted Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén as their singer, thus cementing the lineup to punk-rock supergroup Fake Names.Soon after dubbing themselves Fake Names-a moniker that's part Raising Arizona reference, part recognition of the "ubiquitous and demonic use of the term 'fake news,'" according to Baker-the band headed to Renegade Studios with the goal of creating a demo to present to record labels. But after playing those recordings for Baker's Bad Religion bandmate Brett Gurewitz, the Epitaph founder made an unexpected proposal. "Brett said to us, 'This isn't a demo, this is the album,'" Baker recalls. "He was pretty adamant about putting it out exactly as it was, so that's what we wound up doing."
Vinyl LP pressing. When considering any great work of art, be it a painting, a novel, or a piece of music, it's natural to wonder what might have inspired it. Mark Lanegan's 2020 album, Straight Songs Of Sorrow, features guest appearances from Greg Dulli, Warren Ellis, John Paul Jones, Ed Harcourt and more, These 15 songs are inspired his life story, as documented in his new memoir, Sing Backwards And Weep. The book is a brutal, nerve-shredding read, thanks to Lanegan's unsparing candor in recounting a journey from troubled youth in eastern Washington, through his drug-stained existence amid the '90s Seattle rock scene, to an unlikely salvation at the dawn of the 21st century. There's death and tragedy, yet also humor and hope, thanks to the tenacity which impels it's host, even at his lowest moments. Today, Lanegan is a renowned songwriter and a much-coveted collaborator, as adept at electronica as with rock, constantly honing his indomitable voice: an asphalt-laced linctus for the soul. While the memoir documents a struggle to find peace with himself, his album emphasizes the extent to which he came to realize that music is his life.
Holy Wave is a band of multi-instrumentalists from Austin, TX. Originally from El Paso, the band’s sound has evolved into a unique blend of sun baked surf-psychedelia. Holy Wave creates a brand of psych that brings to mind fellow Texans like The 13th Floor Elevators and modern contemporaries like The Black Angels and Night Beats, dyed in carefully constructed noise with an attention to detail echoing the work of influences like My Bloody Valentine and Spectrum.
Grammy-winning artist RAC (Andre Allen Anjos) returns this year with his highly anticipated new album 'BOY', which will be released on on Counter Records and is his first release following his EP, Closer (March 2019). The first single taken from the album is a cover of the iconic early 2000s hit 'Never Let You Go' from Third Eye Blind. It features husband & wife Matthew Koma & Hilary Duff and is the first track to be released by actress since 2016.
2020 release from the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer. American Love Story is a rock opera - a "love story about hate," partially inspired by his upbringing in Cartersville, Georgia, that examines social and racial divides in America.
"The Reckoning Dawn" finds Winterfylleth returning at the absolute top of their game, across an expansive journey of an album. 8 brand new songs of blistering, atmospheric and emotive Black Metal adorn the records near 60-minute running length and serve to highlight the strength and depth of material in the Winterfylleth canon. Recorded & Produced once again by the legendary Chris Fielding (Primordial, Napalm Death, Conan, Electric Wizard, Fen) at Foel Studios in Wales.
Time Lapse is the 7th proper album from Bradford UK based worriedaboutsatan and third since the project has returned into a solo effort by Gavin Miller. Time Lapse is also the project's first album for North American emotional electronics stable n5MD. For well over a decade, worriedaboutsatan has effortlessly nurtured a muzzled amalgamation of ambient, techno, and post-rock. The project is a go-to for its adaptation of dark, slow-churning, humanistic techno. Labyrinthine guitars, swelling 303s, and deep pulsing 808s all are utilized in the satan arsenal to realize some of the murkiest forward-moving soundscapes of the last decade. Time Lapse is quintessential worriedaboutsatan, filled with sprawling slow-burn arrangements bathed in velvety reverb tails. A must for fans of artists such as GAS, Explosions in the Sky, or Bioshpere's earlier deep works. Time Lapse is out May 1st on 180 gram transparent forest green vinyl and compact disc
Over the past few years, Blind Channel have established themselves as one of the most promising international rock bands from Finland. They achieved their first nomination for 'Rock of the Year' category at the 2019 Finnish Grammys and have performed internationally with bands like Hollywood Undead, Disturbed, Simple Plan and All That Remains. Currently on their longest European tour to date, including dates with Amaranthe. Violent Pop is their much anticipated third album, out April 17th.
BUG OUT! Is the 17th album from Caspar Babypants (the alter-ego of Chris Ballew, the three time Grammy nominated songwriter and lead singer for the Seattle rock and roll band The Presidents of the United States of America) and is full of super fun sing along good time music for the whole family to enjoy together. As with all the Caspar Babypants albums, the energy on the album goes from upbeat and fun at the beginning to sleepy and mellow at the end. The hope is that the music will help engage and then relax your kids and you so that you can recharge yourselves.
Minimally equipped with a guitar, recording console and a tiny toy keyboard, longtime friends Benjamin Lazar Davis and Lake Street Dive's Bridget Kearney trekked to West Africa and struck up a collaboration with Stevo Atambire, legendary Ghanaian musician/master of the kologo. The duo's full-length debut, Still Flying, features 11insightfully crafted songs, reimagining traditional gyil parts and drum patterns in the context of their own graceful collision of folk and pop and indie-rock.
Schoolkids Records-The Label is proud to announce the release of 'Part Time Punks" by SLOWNESS.
Why an e.p. now? Immediately following the release of Berths, Slowness embarked on a west coast tour, the highlight of which was stopping by Josiah Mazzaschi’s studio in Los Angeles to record live takes of a few songs. “Turns out the best time to record is during a tour, as opposed to after,” remarked Geoffrey Scott. “PTP was something different and fun for us.” The band recorded four songs, two from Berths and two oldies, including an eleven minute rendition of “Little King” from the band’s debut EP Hopeless but Otherwise. "The nightly experimentation on the road with a new line-up followed us into the studio,” Lynn said, “making it feel great to walk into Josiah’s beautiful room, lay down the rendition we felt that particular afternoon and walk out a few hours later with it all wrapped up.”