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Music Releases 09-16-22

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Gogol Bordello

SOLIDARITINE

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Perseverance carries us through the most turbulent,traumatic, and trying of times. When all hope seems lost, it shines a lightfrom the inside thats impossible toextinguish, no matter how hard even thedarkest forces try. That light also burns bright at the heart of GogolBordello. Since 1999, the band have consistently riled upaudiences with aninimitable patchwork of punk, gypsy, dub, folk, Latin swing, and EasternEuropean magic.

However, the New York-based collectivetrumpet the spirit of survival louder thanever on their eighth full-lengthalbum,SOLIDARITNE. Ukrainian-born band leader Eugene Hutz and Co. linked up with New York underground iconWalter Schreifels [Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools, Quicksand] to co-produce the album. Meanwhile, H.R. of Bad Brains guested on Era of the End ofEras, blessing the track with a cameo punctuated by a key moment from the BadBrains anthem SailinOn. The band alsorecordeda new version single Forces of Victory [feat.Serhiy Zhadan & Kazka]. Dizzyingacoustic guitar and violin charge forwardat lightspeed before crashing into an uplifting verse kickstarted by fits ofelectric guitar. The accompanying video juxtaposesfootage of the band withreal-life scenes of citizens and soldiers in the midst of war in Ukraine shotby a Gogol Bordello crew member.

In the end, Gogol Bordello rally everyone together onSOLIDARITNE.

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Aaliyah

Ultimate Aaliyah [3LP]

Vinyl: $31.98 UNAVAILABLE
Ultimate Aaliyah is the second and final compilation album by legendary R&B singer Aaliyah. Originally released by Blackground Records in the UK, Australia, and Japan, and only available on CD, the 2005 compilation features three discs of Aaliyah's greatest hits and material from soundtracks and featured work with labelmate Timbaland. This is the first time the compilation is available on vinyl.
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2022 release from the metalcore band from Ohio. Includes the single "Salt".
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Mura Masa

Demon Time [LP]

Vinyl: $32.99 UNAVAILABLE

Releasing on September 16, Demon Time signals a deeper period of reflection for Mura Masa. From its whispered introduction its demon time to its messy finish, Demon Time is a journey into the unknowns of the night and the quiet revelations you might stumble across along the way. There is a sense throughout of taking guests (and genres) into unfamiliar places and Mura Masa blurring the boundaries of the artist/producer dynamic into something more curatorial.

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Thats What Happened 1982-1985: Bootleg Volume 7 is the next installment in the celebrated, award-winning archival series that began in 2011, shining an in-depth light onto different eras of the legendary career of Miles Davis. In the 1980s, popular music had moved to a smoother, electronic-based sound that traded the steam of previous years for subdued arrangements meant to elicit peace and deep reflection. Miles Davis embraced this era, pulling inspiration from FM radio and an upstart music video channel called MTV. He was searching for the next frontier, letting his creativity roam. This music on The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 captures that exploration, and finds Miles beginning to re-emerge in a creative landscape far different than the one he left in 1975. Hes touched every inch of pop culture while keeping true to his iconoclastic vision of jazz as amorphous art thats supposed to bend and flow and mutate to something else. OnThe Bootleg Series Vol. 7, we get to play in the rubble of what would become yet another period of unprecedented innovation. Beauty resides in evolution. This double LP collects highlights of Bootleg Volume 7 with over 80 minutes of unreleased studio material from 1982 to 1985 on white vinyl. Side men include a multi-generational whos who of jazz talent from JJ Johnson, Al Foster and John Scofield to Mike Stern, Marcus Miller and Daryl Jones.

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Lissie will be releasing her new studio album "Carving Canyons" via her own label Lionboy Records on 9/16. Lissies Carving Canyons finds the acclaimed singer-songwriter digging deep to carry on through lifes many uncertainties. The singer-songwriters fifth album is her most personal expression yet, with twelve songs that chart the ripples caused by heartbreak and loneliness as well as what happens when the soul perseveres amidst pain. Carving Canyons is as deeply felt as Lissies music has ever been, with sumptuous production and indelible melodies that will surely stand the test of time.

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In April of 2021, 13 months into quarantine, Rick Springfield and his band performed his most iconic album, Working Class Dog, from start to finish live at Ricks home in Malibu in celebration of its 40th Anniversary. The resulting work is a renewed interpretation of a classic.

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The best music reflects a wide-screen view of the world back at us, helping distill the universal into something far more personal. Since forming in Austin in 2004, The Black Angels have become standard-bearers for modern psych-rock that does exactly that, which is one of many reasons why the groups new album, Wilderness of Mirrors, feels so aptly named.

Indeed, in the five years since the release of the bands prior album, Death Song, and the two-plus years spent working on Wilderness of Mirrors, pandemics, political tumult and the ongoing devastation of the environment have provided ample fodder for the Black Angels signature sonic approach. If the groups members were terrified as they honed new music heading into an election year, they realized they didnt even know how scary things could still get.

So, they looked inward, focusing on both their ongoing creative and musical development as well as their own struggles amid the external chaos. Wilderness of Mirrors hits even more close to home, as the group recorded solely in the friendly confines of Austin for the first time in more than a decade and entrusted co-production duties to its longtime front-of-house engineer, Brett Orrison.

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Butcher Browns new album Presents: Triple Trey (featuring Tennishu and R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND) will be released on September 16, 2022. The inspiration for this album comes from Tennishus solo album Triple Trey released in May 2019. Shortly after, Tennishu and R4ND4ZZO came up with the idea of performing the album live with Butcher Brown and a big band. The performance received such an enthusiastic response from the audience Butcher Brown decided it must be recorded. So, in August of that same year, the band stepped into Minimum Wage Studios in Richmond and began laying down what would become Butcher Brown Presents: Triple Trey (featuring Tennishu and R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND). The result is a groundbreaking fusion of rap and big band. Theres nothing like it.

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Things are looking up for The Harlem Gospel Travelers, who return here with a new album, a new lineup, and a new lease on life. Produced by Eli Paperboy Reed, LookUp! marks the groups first full-length release as a trio, as well as their first collection of totally original material, and it couldnt have come at a more vital moment. The music still draws deeply on the gospel quartet tradition of the 50s and 60s, of course, but theres a distinctly modern edge to the record, an unmistakable reflection of the tumultuous past few years of pandemic anxiety, political chaos, and social unrest. The songs are bold and resilient, facing down doubt and despair with faith and perseverance, and the performances are explosive and ecstatic, fueled by dazzling vocal arrangements punctuated with gritty bursts of guitar and crunchy rhythm breaks.

Born out of anon-profit music education program led by Reed, The Harlem Gospel Travelerssingers Thomas Gatling, George Marage, and Dennis Baileyreleased their debut LP, Hes On Time, to rave reviews in 2019, with Pop Matters hailing the albums musical transcendence and AllMusic praising it as dreamlike and joyous. The record charted on Billboard, earned the Travelers high profile fans like Elton John (who invited them to appear on his Rocket Hour radio show on Apple Music), and landed them festival slots everywhere from Pilgrimage to Telluride Jazz.

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Julien Ehrlich and Max Kakacek could hear the staggering differences in the songs they were writing for their third album as Whitney,SPARKthe buoyant drum loops, the effortless falsetto hooks, the coruscant keyboard lines. They suddenly sounded like a band reimagined, their once-ramshackle folk-pop now brimming with unprecedented gusto and sheen. But could they see it, too?

So in the ad hoc studio the Chicago duo built in the living room of their rented Portland bungalow, a shared 2020 escape hatch amid breakups and lockdowns, Julien and Max decided to find out. Somewhere between midnight and dawn every night, their brains refracted by the late hour and light psychedelics, theyd play their latest creations while a hardware store disco ball spun overhead and slowed-down music videos from megastars spooled silently on YouTube. Did their own pop songsso much more immediate and modern than their hazy originsfit such big-budget reels? Wed come to the conclusion we werent going to be filming Super 8 videos to this stuff anymore, Julien remembers with a grin. How about something more hi-fi, cinematic? When the footage and the tunes linked, Julien and Max knew they had done it, that theyd finally found Whitneys sound.

SPARKreintroduces Whitney as a contemporary syndicate of classic pop, its dozen imaginative and endearing tracks wrapping fetching melodies around paisley-print Dilla beats and luxuriant electronics. Whats more, Whitney reduces three years of extreme emotional highs and lows into 38 brisk but deep minutes, each of these 12 tracks a singable lesson in what it is they (and, really, we) have all survived. The recalcitrant ennui of opener NOTHING REMAINS, the devastating loss of TERMINAL, the sun-streaked renewal of REAL LOVE: However surprising it may sound,SPARKis less a radical reinvention for Whitney than an honest accounting of how it feels when you move out of your past and into your present, when you take the next steps of your lives and careers at once and without apology.SPARKmaintains the warmth and ease of Whitneys early work; these songs glow with the newness of now.

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Starcrawler is a rock band for a new generation. With 2 studio albums under their belts, their upward trajectory continues to roll full steam ahead with the release of their new album, She Said. Best known for their explosive live shows, the 5-piece band leans into their own epic vision of a contemporary Hollywood Babylon morphing into a modern day take on L.A. legends X, with a sprinkle of The Go-Gos, a smattering of The Distillers, and The Rolling Stones sleaze thrown in for good measure.

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Pink Floyd

Animals: 2018 Remix [LP]

Vinyl: $30.98 UNAVAILABLE

Animals 2018 Remix- The iconic 1977 Pink Floyd album has been remixed for the first time by James Guthrie. Animalsis aconcept album, focusing on the social-political conditions of mid-1970s Britain, and was a change from the style of the bands earlier work. The album was developed from a collection of unrelated songs into a concept which describesthe apparent social and moral decay of society, likening the human condition to that of animals. Taking inspiration from George Orwells Animal Farm, the album depicts the different classes of people as animals with pigs being at the top of the social chain, dropping down to the sheep as the mindless herd following what they are told, with dogs as the business bosses getting fat on the money and power they hold over the other. Although its been a long time since 1977, the narrative of the album still resonates today as our social and economic situation mirrors that of the time.

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The London Suede return with their ninth studio album, Autofiction.

As The London Suede began work on the songs that would become Autofiction, they decided to go back to basics. In a move that recalled their most formative days, Brett Anderson, Mat Osman, Simon Gilbert, Richard Oakes and Neil Codling schlepped to a rehearsal studio in deserted Kings Cross to collect a key, hump their own gear, set up and start playing.

Speaking about Autofiction, Brett Anderson said: "Autofiction is our punk record. No whistles and bells. Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and fuck-ups revealed; the band themselves exposed in all their primal mess."

First single "She Still Leads Me On" is the track that reconfigured what the album could be. A beautiful song written from Brett to his late mother. As its title suggests, Autofiction is one of Anderson's most personal records yet. Reflecting on the process of writing acclaimed memoirs Coal Black Mornings and Afternoons with the Blinds Drawn helped Brett get a newfound perspective on himself as a performer and singer in the public eye, much of which has bled into the lyricism of Autofiction.

LONDON SUEDE / AUTOFICTION - ViNYL LP

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Like many of his favorite songwriters (John Hartford, Lucinda Williams, Jeff Tweedy), Izaak Opatz is an ungulate in lifes winter pasture, chewing on and metabolizing disappointment, heartbreak, and the other tough stuff into enjoyable musical carbohydrates. A compulsive metaphorager (and inveterate wordplayboy), Opatz breaks it all down with enzymes of wry humor, thoughtful simile and close observation - a therapeutic process of narrativizing his own life that, almost as a byproduct, turns out savory nuggets of literate, confessional pop.

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The most unforgettable songs from Disneys iconic films reimagined by the greatest living pianist, Lang Langs The Disney Book tells the story of a century of magical, joyous entertainment for all. Join him on an uplifting, virtuosic journey to experience beloved songs from Disney films with collaborators from across the globe, including Andrea Bocelli, Sebastin Yatra, and Jon Batiste, performing hits from Snow White, Encanto, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio and many more. Deluxe 2 LP.

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Ginevra is a new group comprised of vocalist Kristian Fyhr (Seventh Crystal), guitarist Magnus Karlsson (The Ferrymen, Primal Fear), bassist Jimmy Jay (H.E.A.T.), & drummer Magnus Ulfstedt (ex-Eclipse, Nordic Union). Ginevra's sound is adjacent to Nordic melodic hard rock like H.E.A.T, Eclipse, and the like, but simultaneously in the same ballpark of more modern American hard rock. Hooky, melodic, and anthemic while also being heavier and more guitar/riff oriented.

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Joe Bataan

Gypsy Woman [LP]

Vinyl: $29.98 UNAVAILABLE

This recording is the King of Latin Souls 1967 debut album featuring his classic swinging and vibrant sounds, led by the musical direction of Fania Records co-founder Johnny Pacheco. The title track is a nod to the 1961 The Impressions hit of the same name. Other highlights include the boogaloo jam So Fine and Bataans signature soulful tune Ordinary Guy. This reissue features all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

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2022 release, the first country music album from the award-winning duo comprised of Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent. Produced by Paul Worley (Lady A, The Chicks, Trace Adkins), and with songs written by and the help of Jimmy Fortune, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent and more, Let's Sing Some Country! Unleashes another side to the award-winning duo that fans don't often hear.
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Pepper's sophomore release, Kona Town, is the album that put the band on the map. Featuring classic songs such as "Give It Up", "Stone Love", "Stormtrooper" and "Too Much", Kona Town is 46 minutes of Pop/Rock/Reggae driven by the spirit of aloha and the inspiration of the Hawaiian islands.

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Hauser

The Player

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Everybody loves a party, and who better to serve as the master of ceremonies than global superstar cellist HAUSER.

With the Dedicated Tour marking the end of a remarkable 10-year run for 2CELLOS, HAUSER is ushering a new era as a solo artist and visual concept creator on his new album THE PLAYER, accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Steven Mercurio, released on September 16, 2022 on Sony Music Masterworks.

Whether it is captivating reimaginations of timeless world music classics such as Bsame Mucho, Quizs, Quizs, Quizs and Historia de un Amor, or his take on modern-day hits such as Ricky Martins Latin Pop smash Livin la Vida Loca, Madonnas La Isla Bonita, Camila Cabellos Seorita, and Shakiras 2010 Official 2010 FIFA World Cup Song Waka Waka, HAUSER traverses from genre to genre with ease, inviting fans of all ages and backgrounds to join him for a global dance party extravaganza.

HAUSER uses his irresistible charisma and musical stylings to take listeners on a whirlwind adventure of romance and excitement, a trademark for HAUSER that has made him an international star. The success of HAUSER himself extends far beyond his many, many millions of social media followers with a devoted, international fan base that continues to grow. With more than a billion audio streams across the globe and more than 4 billion video views, the Croatian cellist is a phenomenon that is one part virtuoso and the other, that of sheer, animal magnetism. For HAUSERs fans, perhaps it is simply his ability to unify generations of music lovers.

HAUSER. He is a magician of the celloand this is only the beginning.

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Phases is an ambient chamber music album which bridges improvised music with electronic production. Kenny Warrens trumpet and Dave Devines guitar tracks were processed with effects, samplers and modular synths by Michael Bailey, in turn creating new layers to improvise over, offering fresh avenues for the musicians to build transcendent soundscapes of texture and timbre that are at times warm and pastoral, other times eerie and disorienting, resulting in a spacious and sublime record.

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Maggie Lindemann

SUCKERPUNCH [LP]

Vinyl: $26.98 UNAVAILABLE

Maggie Lindemanns forthcoming debut album SUCKERPUNCH follows her breakoutPARANOIAEP in 2021 and builds on that release with incredible songwriting and huge features fromKellin Quinn of Sleeping With Sirens,siiickbrainand more!


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