Music Releases 09-25-20
Recorded at Henson Studios and Trainwreck Studios, Ohms is an other-worldly body of work meticulously crafted by the 5 piece band. It is a magnificent tour de force and their first album in 4 years since the critically acclaimed Gore LP in 2016. The band, which includes Chino Moreno, Frank Delgado, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham, and Sergio Vega, has produced a dense LP with every member firing on all cylinders. The album also boasts a familiar collaborator in veteran producer and engineer Terry Date, who worked on 1995’s Adrenaline, 1997’s Around the Fur and 2000’s White Pony. All of the above assembles and sets the stage to deliver Ohms; 10 tracks of raw escapism and unparalleled grooves that have made Deftones' sound singular for over two decades.
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Prince’s iconic album,Sign O’ The Times, has been remastered for the very first time by Prince’s original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman.
- LP1-2: Sign O’ The Times album (2020 Remaster)
- LP3-4: 13x singles mixes and edits, all newly remastered
The album features 15 tracks highlighting the group’s energetically hopeful vibe, conveying the members’ collective message that we’re all “Super” and we can overcome any hardship together as “One”. The album, which will be released on Sep 25, includes 1 booklet, 1 CD-R booklet, 1 ID card, 1 ID card holder, 1 postcard, 1 folded poster, and 2 photo cards. This is an official release from SM Entertainment and Capitol Records.
Free Love thrives on collaborative frisson—two people pushing one another into new territories with the shared assurance of knowing they’re in good company, a sort of trust fall in reverse. Yes, these 10 songs are some of Sylvan Esso’s most direct. And most delicate. And most intricate. And most urgent. Free Love carries the confidence of two people delighted to be all those things, together, at once.
Single LP on black vinyl in single jacket w/ euro sleeve & matte coating. Includes coupon for full download
An explosive album of pain, rage and fear with some of the most direct and confrontational lyrics of his four-decade career. According to Bob, “This is the catchiest batch of protest songs I’ve ever written in one sitting.”
The Buckleys, a three-piece band featuring siblings Sarah, Lachlan, and Molly, embody a brand of “hippie country” representing the infectious personality and spirited conscience that the band maintains. The debut album features the singles “Money,” “Leave Me Hanging On,” and the title track “Daydream” which scored a #1 single at Australian country radio, followed by “I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love),” which hit #3. Nominated for New Talent Of The Year Award at the 2020 Country Music Awards Australian.
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Having not hit the road for most of the 80s, The Steel Wheels Tour was an astounding return for the Rolling Stones, not least as it was the longest they had by that point undertaken. It was also to be their last with Bill Wyman. Steel Wheels Live was recorded towards the end of the band's 60-date run through the stadiums of North America, in the second half of 1989. Special guest appearances from Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Eric Clapton and John Lee Hooker. Limited Edition Color Pressing.
Enter Paris, arguably one of the most politically outspoken artists in hip-hop history, with his latest album, Safe Space Invader. Entirely self-produced and released on his own Guerrilla Funk Recordings imprint, Safe Space Invader is a brutal commentary on Black life in 2020 America, touching on the topics of police brutality, racism, gentrification, economic inequality and cancel culture, among others.
Diana Krall's new self-produced album, This Dream Of You, was mixed by Al Schmitt, who worked closely with her to achieve the notable intimacy and immediacy. Performances from 2016-2017 sessions, on which she collaborated with late friend/longtime creative partner Tommy LiPuma. A record for right now but also feels like a movie you might share with someone you know will stay with it until the final reel. As she says, "If But Beautiful is the overture, then `Singing In The Rain' is the end title.
One of the first bands to overtly combine death metal with atmospheric keyboards, Nocturnus' debut album introduced more technical and progessive elements into the traditional death metal formula without losing any of the brutality. The audio for this vinyl is taken from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range, allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the album a more immersive and dynamic sound than ever before.
Singer-songwriters have been tackling existential questions about life and death since time immemorial' or at least the 1960s. But when it came to Blitzen Trapper's newest album, Holy Smokes Future Jokes, front man Eric Earley looked beyond mere existence'or even the end of it'to contend with grander cosmic explorations: namely, the intermediate period between a person's separate lives on earth, 'and what it means to escape the cycle of birth and rebirth,' he explains. Inspired by George Saunders' 2017 experimental tome, Lincoln in the Bardo and the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Earley's lyrics take the listener on a wild and dramatic journey through rivers of waist-high water in the aftermath of a tragic car wreck and the hazy morning before a murderous moment, and from getting blitzed to the point of extinction inside a masonic temple to a stop for chips and dip before the apocalypse.
Surfer Blood's Carefree Theatre, out May 1, 2020 on Kanine Records, is their fifth studio album. The Carefree Theater in West Palm Beach, FL was the only real venue in town for most of John Paul Pitts childhood. It was where he would go for anything from shows to theatrical productions. It was just the kind of exposure that showed him there was a whole world outside of Florida, the kind of experience that would inform a twenty-one year old student to drop out of school and start a band. He did just that. Surfer Blood's rise was remarkable - and just recently recounted in detail with the 10 year anniversary of their debut and breakout album Astro Coast. A decade ago. That's a long time. Where a lot can happen. On May 1, 2020, Surfer Blood will release Carefree Theatre an album that bring them full circle. Pitts returned to Florida, returned to Kanine and created an album worth of short pop songs.
At long last, Dashboard Confessional's RIAA Platinum-certified MTV Unplugged 2.0 arrives on vinyl for the first time, September 25, releasing as part of The Early Days, a vinyl reissue series spotlighting the albums that defined the band's formative years, and cemented singer/songwriter Chris Carrabba as one of the most vital voices that would Recorded in 2002 on the era-defining show - MTV Unplugged, the performance holds a significant place in Dashboard Confessional lore. The set was released as the iconic emo band's first live album on the heels of studio releases The Swiss Army Romance, The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most, and the So Impossible EP. The performance showcases re-imagined versions of seminal tracks such as "Hands Down" and "So Impossible" which receive a full-band treatment for the first time.
Double vinyl LP pressing. This is Thurston Moore's seventh solo album, and features musicians Deb Googe (My Bloody Valentine) on bass and backing vocals, Jon Leidecker aka "Wobbly" (of Negativland) on electronics, James Sedwards on guitar, and Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, as well as Jem Doulton, alternating on drums. "Hashish", the ﬁrst single from the album, is described by Moore as "an ode to the narcotic of love in our shared responsibility to each other during isolation."
Omar Rodríguez-López THE CLOUDS HILL TAPES Part I, II & III These recordings of three sessions dating from the years 2018/ 2019 and taken at the Clouds Hill Studio are now being published digitally and as a 3-LP vinyl box set. Part I features eight pieces, and Parts II and III six pieces each, which have been entirely newly arranged, produced by Johann Scheerer, and performed by Omar Rodríguez-López and a range of guest musicians. Only very few songwriters and arrangers have succeeded in leaving their mark on several generations with their compositions and their performances. Omar Rodríguez-López is one of these exceptional artists. Just hearing his name brings a shine to the eyes of aficionados of hard or virtuoso or cosmic music. Listening to his music you can feel it: This is someone who completely abandons himself to his art - and someone with an incredible amount of knowledge about the depth of possibility guitar music can explore. During the 2000s Omar Rodríguez-López released an astonishing variety of solo works. On these recordings the artist used pieces that had accumulated over the years. However, what has so far been missing is a release that brings together the pieces from that era. This wait now has come to an end for here are THE CLOUDS HILL TAPES, Part I - III featuring 20 tracks that present his music in a new light. Omar Rodríguez-López has long considered the Hamburg Clouds Hill studio his creative second home. He has known the producer Johann Scheerer for 15 years and they are close friends as well as creative partners. "Johann is great at what he does. What makes him truly special is his instinct. This helps him find most interesting sounds, make the right decision", is how Omar Rodríguez-López describes it. Whenever the two meet, a shared creative process ensues immediately. This is just what happened at the end of 2018: Really, Omar Rodríguez-López had come to Hamburg as a visitor at the Clouds Hill Festival, but Johann Scheerer invited him to use free studio capacity for a session in which to re-record outstanding pieces from the previous solo albums. "We got the band together, rehearsed for two days - and then we ran the tapes", Omar Rodríguez -López recalls. These original tapes can incidentally be seen on the covers of the three albums resulting from the sessions. THE CLOUDS HILL TAPES will be one of the reference works in the musical cosmos of this unique artist. The Clouds Hill Tapes Pts. I, II & III
Two CDs. 2020 release. For nearly 25 years, Reckless Kelly has graced the musical landscape with a high-powered form of Americana, equally rooted in raw passion, refined musicianship, and gritty authenticity. With the dual release of two new albums - American Jackpot and American Girls - the Idaho-bred band presents a beautifully detailed portrait of their beloved country, turning their nuanced songwriting to it's many glories and tragedies. While one batch of songs centers on slice-of-life storytelling and the other explores the complexities of human connection, the collective body of work unfolds with a profound and often eye-opening attention to the subtleties of American Life.
Tickets To My Downfall is Machine Gun Kelly’s 5th studio album and first full project that is unabashedly rooted in pop-punk, following the platinum success of “I Think I’m Ok”. Produced by Travis Barker and containing previously released hits “bloody valentine” and “my ex’s best friend (with blackbear)”, the album set for release on September 25th via Bad Boy/Interscope Records.
In the five years since Will Butler released his debut album, Policy, he’s toured the world both solo and as a member of Arcade Fire, released the Friday Night live album, recorded and released Arcade Fire’s international #1 album Everything Now, earned his master’s degree in public policy from Harvard, hosted a series of touring town halls on local issues (police contracts, prison reform, municipal paid sick leave, voting rights), and spent time raising his three children.
He also found the time and inspiration to write and record a new album, Generations.
“My first record, Policy, was a book of short stories,” Butler says. “Generations is more of a novel—despairing, funny, a little bit epic… A big chunk of this record is asking: What’s my place in American history? What’s my place in America’s present? Both in general—as a participant, as we all are, in the shit that’s going down—but, also extremely particularly: me as Will Butler, rich person, white person, Mormon, Yankee, parent, musician of some sort, I guess. What do I do? What can I do? The record asks that question over and over, even if it’s not much for answers.”
While the songs on Generations contain their fair share of dread and regret, there is ultimately a lightness that shines through Butler’s music. That brightness is at its most intense when he and his solo band—Miles Francis, Sara Dobbs, and Julie and Jenny Shore—perform on stage. Their electricity is palpable throughout Generations, with the bulk of the new songs having been worked out live. Wild synth production—gnarly bass synths with live drums—and anthemic backing vocals as on first single “Surrender” are punctuated by intimate, direct moments: Butler’s voice cracking on “Fine” as he conjures his ancestors, and “Promised,” a meditation on friendship, how lives are built together, and how and why they drift apart.
Generations was recorded and produced by Butler in the basement of his home in Brooklyn. Tracking finished in March 2020, as New York closed down for the pandemic. Half the record was mixed in Montreal by longtime Arcade Fire engineer Mark Lawson, the other half by Brooklyn-based producer Shiftee (who is, incidentally, bandmate Julie Shore’s husband and Will’s brother-in-law).
Generations opens a dialogue with the world. It posits answers—and deals with those answers being refuted. Ultimately, it navigates the conversation as a way to find the truth… or at least a way forward.
2020 release. Tricky might be over three decades deep into his music career but he's currently on a creative roll. In the last year he's put out an acclaimed autobiography, Hell Is Round The Corner, dropped the enchanting 20,20 EP and is now releasing Fall To Pieces, his 14th studio album.
TOMORROW X TOGETHER (SOOBIN, YEONJUN, BEOMGYU, TAEHYUN, HUENINGKAI) will release DRAMA on CD in the U.S. on September 25th. Features three tracks: "Drama," (Japanese Ver.) & "Can't You See Me?" (Japanese Ver.) from recent album, The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY, plus new song, Everlasting Shine", will be the opening theme on upcoming animation series, Black Clover. Limited Edition Version A includes CD + DVD featuring a music video and `making of' the video.
Critically acclaimed duo, The War And Treaty (Michael & Tanya Trotter), make a triumphant return with new album Hearts Town. The 12 tracks reflect their strongest material to date with military veteran Michael’s production/songwriting prowess front and center. Hearts Town has a dynamic sound, joyfully blending Southern soul with elements of gospel, country, rock ‘n roll, blues. Few acts today can surpass the extraordinary passion and boundless energy of this Nashville-based husband/wife team.
Having surveyed the 'Seventies with our first two vinyl ventures (Dick's Picks Vols. 24 & 34) into the Grateful Dead catalog, we really wanted to travel back to the band's 'Sixties beginnings for our next multi-LP magnum opus'and boy, did we 'pick' the right shows! Recorded but a few months after the shows that formed Live Dead, and featuring a spellbinding version of the 'Dark Star'/'St. Stephen'/'The Eleven' medley that was that album's centerpiece, Dick's Picks Vol. 26 stands as a worthy counterpoint to what is one of the greatest 'official' live albums in rock 'n' roll history. Add in the fact it also captures the band working on material for the forthcoming album Aoxomoxoa'including an incredible version of 'Mountains of the Moon''and serves up a real live Dead rarity with a rendition of Jimmy Reed's 'I Know It's a Sin,' and this is a Pick that's clearly worthy, one, of coming out on vinyl, and, two, of some special treatment when it does! Which is a challenge we at Real Gone Music relished; so, in addition to re-printing Bear's notes from the original CD release on the LP insert, we enlisted Bear's son Starfinder Stanley to provide some added context on behalf of the Owsley Stanley Foundation, from whence the tapes for these shows come. And speaking of those tapes, this 4-LP set is mastered for vinyl by Jeffrey Norman at Mockingbird Mastering, with lacquers cut by Jeff Powell, who got his start at Memphis' legendary Ardent Studios and has worked with everybody from Bob Dylan to Gregg Allman to Irma Thomas. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Furnace Record Pressing, the whisper-quiet test pressings were approved by engineer Jeffrey Norman, Dead archivist David Lemieux, and Real Gone's own Gordon Anderson, so the audio experience that awaits is truly a cut above. As for the packaging, each of the four LPs is housed inside a polyvinyl sleeve carefully nestled (with extra padding!) inside a two-piece hardshell box with insert. We are only pressing 1500 hand-numbered copies of Dick's Picks Vol. 26; if prior experience is any guide, they will not last long!
Limited pink colored vinyl LP pressing. 2010 release. Since their first show at Hollywood s Hotel Café in December 2008, soulsters Fitz & the Tantrums have toured with Maroon 5, played to thousands at Colorado's world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, shared the stage New Year's Eve with Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, and performed on KCRW s esteemed show, Morning Becomes Eclectic. The recipe for success? Six killer musicians, five dapper suits, irresistible songs, one vintage organ and nonstop touring.
The "Mixing Colours" story continues with "Luminous", adding to Roger Eno & Brian Eno's first duo album on Deutsche Grammophon. Includes "Pewter", formerly a Japan-only bonus track, as well as six brand new tracks. Available on vinyl September 25th.
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The definitive soundtrack featuring tracks from the film that were not included on the original 1995 release, including “Protection” by Massive Attack and "Open Up" by Leftfield. The 2CD set also includes 9 unreleased score tracks highlighted by, “Grand Central Station” featuring David Gilmore. The release celebrates the 25th anniversary of the film and includes new notes from Director/Producer, Iain Softley and unreleased photos of the cast (Angelina Jolie, Jonny Lee Miller etc).
Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing Includes the bonus track "Shadow of Your Love" - recorded in 1986, originally released on the 2018 Locked N' Loaded edition of Appetite For Destruction. Greatest Hits is a compilation album by the American hard rock band Guns N' Roses. Originally released in 2004, it reached number one on the UK Albums Chart and number three on the Billboard 200 chart upon it's release.
Carrie Underwood will release her first ever Christmas album, My Gift, via Capitol Nashville on September 25th. The album will include Classic Christmas standards plus a few original tracks! Underwood emerged from the promise of her 2005 American Idol win to become a true multimedia superstar, spanning achievements in music, television and film. A 7X GRAMMY® winner, she’s sold over 64 million records worldwide and recorded 27 #1 hits, 14 of which she co-wrote. Packaging includes a gift offer.
3CD/DVD/2LP Deluxe Edition Of The Legendary Artist’s Sire Records Debut Features Newly Remastered Sound, Unreleased Studio And Live Tracks, Plus The DVD Debut Of “The New York Album” Concert Video.
The 3CD/DVD/2LP set comes packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book that includes new liner notes written by music journalist David Fricke, essays from archivist Don Fleming, and was produced for release by Laurie Anderson, Don Fleming, Bill Ingot, Jason Stern, and Hal Willner.
New York captures Reed in exceptional form and is packed with incredible songs like “Busload Of Faith,” “Halloween Parade” and “Dirty Blvd.” The entire album has been remastered for the first time ever for this collection. The second disc presents unreleased live versions from the Lou Reed Archive of every album track compiled from multiple performances. To avoid duplication, none of these live tracks were taken from the set’s accompanying DVD.
The third disc showcases unreleased early versions of several album tracks from the Lou Reed Archive, including “Last Great American Whale,” “Sick Of You” and “Dirty Blvd.” Also featured is the non-LP track “The Room,” as well as live versions of “Sweet Jane,” a song Reed originally recorded with The Velvet Underground, and “Walk On The Wild Side,” from his second solo album, Transformer (1972.)
This set also includes “The New York Album,” a concert video that was originally released in 1990 on VHS and Laserdisc. It has never been available on DVD, until now. It features Reed performing the entire New York album live in Montreal at the Theatre St. Denis. The DVD concludes with an audio-only interview with Reed.
Mercury Nashville welcomes back Terri Clark for a special Christmas release called….“It’s Christmas…Cheers!” The album features 10 standard Christmas tracks and features Country Superstars- Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Dierks Bentley, Pam Tillis, Suzy Bogguss, and The Time Jumpers. The CD and LP will include a Bonus Christmas Postcard in the packaging. Terri Clark released six albums on Mercury Nashville throughout the 1990’s and released twenty singles that reached the Top 40.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. 2004 release, the sophomore album from the Pop Punk band. Originally released in 2004 on a small So-Cal indie label, Say Anything's... Is A Real Boy has stood the test of time thanks to it's universal themes and whopper punk hooks. Emo in name only, it is a disc that veers far away from the genre's typical navel-gazing lyrics and shines it's light on the trappings of rock stardom, taking on everything from groupies to music snobs in no-nonsense songs like "An Orgy of Critics" and "Every Man Has A Molly." Max Bemis may not be a great singer but he's a great frontman, channeling his well-publicized struggles with bipolar disorder into songs that ring with defiance. -Aidin Vaziri
The Local Natives to performed on Jimmy Kimmel's outdoor stage in March 2020-one of the last before the COVID19 pandemic. To make the appearance special and fun, they invited friend Sylvan Esso (Amelia Meath) to join them for the hit "Dark Days". The response was overwhelmingly positive and the fan demand on social media so fervent that the Natives & Amelia wasted no time re-recording the track, having it mixed by the illustrious Spike Stent (Madonna, Bjork, Grimes). Available on 7" Single LP.
Thirty Tigers artist Diana DeMuth debut's her new album Misadventure.
Restless and ready to pave her own way, Diana DeMuth has burst onto the singer-songwriter scene with an arresting perspective about life, love and self-discovery. Growing up on the coast of Massachusetts, DeMuth was immersed in a bohemian upbringing where she moved from place to place with hippie parents. That same restless spirit inhabited DeMuth. After seeing The Avett Brothers from the front row when she was 13, she was enamored with their raw performance and hunger on stage. In that moment, she knew she wanted to be an artist one day. So at 19, after going to college for one week, DeMuth left because she was certain music was her path. For the past five years, she’s focused on just that, spending her time traveling and playing small gigs around America, while waitressing and honing her craft.
In her travels, she spent time in London. Feeling aimless, she ended up writing “Hotel Song." “I just busted out of this hotel / Took all of my belongings / And I ran for it,” DeMuth belts in the opening line over stark keys. For DeMuth, the song was a breaking point: a door opening into a new chapter of her life. The track’s vagabond chorus evokes the liberating feeling of driving down an empty road with nothing but your dreams, destiny and the windows down.
Though Boy Pablo initially started for fun, Nicolas Mu¤oz, has since honed a cohesive, creative vision, becoming a fully-fledged force to be reckoned with in the indie-pop space. The second single from his forthcoming debut LP is a testament to his development as a songwriter and recording artist. The lush, impressive "honey" is a psychedelic-pop hit, with an earworm chorus over a dreamy, effortless groove. Chronicles the ups and downs of a deep-rooted romance. Limited Edition Yellow 7" Single.
`hey girl', the first track previewed from boy pablo's debut LP, introduces audiences to the titular character and his love life, bringing his artistic vision into sharp focus with its filtered guitar chords, backdrop of hand drums and Mu¤oz's warm, deep vocals. Limited Edition Purple 7" Single. B-Side bolstered by jazzy `i just wanna go home', it reflects Boy Pablo's personal and artistic growth. Featuring vocals from his friend Andrea, it speaks to the increasing importance of collaboration.
Limited quadruple vinyl LP pressing. For the first time ever, this concert is available on vinyl and is truly a wonderful gem to add to every progressive rock fan's music collection. Recorded in May 2004, the classic Yes line up - Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White, join forces once again to celebrate their historic 35 years, creating music and memories together. This magical show features songs spanning their career, including the classics "Roundabout", "Starship Trooper", "I've Seen All Good People", "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" and many more!
A new collection of songs, personally selected by the world's biggest streaming classical artist, Ludovico Einaudi. Remastered double CD set unearths hidden gems, exploring music from across his catalogue. Includes tracks from his many collaboration projects such as live performances from Berlin & La Scala, Milan, a vocal version of his most popular track Nuvole Bianche, several tracks that have never had a full release and a previously unreleased track.
Haunted Painting, Sad13's second album and first for Dupuis' label Wax Nine (Melkbelly, Johanna Warren), marks her return to artmaking. "Some of these songs feel like emotions that came from a cloud, and I was trying to translate them," she says. But the scope of a Sad13 song is rarely only personal. As ever, Sad13 weaves timely societal critiques into rushing hooks and whip-smart wordplay that's all still a blast: riffer "WTD" is about climate gentrification and billionaires' consequent desire to colonize the ocean and space.
For Kate Bollinger, knowing how to articulate exactly what she means would take a seemingly unattainable level of communicational prowess. Because of this, her nuanced songwriting gives listeners a framework within which they can project their own experiences. “It is rare that my words represent my thoughts accurately and even in the instances where I feel that they do, I know that I can't be responsible for the hearing of those words or for the interpretation of them,” she explains. “Sometimes I write in a very specific way, but sometimes it is better to write only the skeleton.”
Lucas Vidal is a Spanish composer who is best known for scores such as Fast and Furious 6, The Raven with John Cusack as well as The Cold Light of Day with Bruce Willis. The music of KARMA is a menagerie of musical genres from classical, jazz and pop infused with an electronica vibe.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bishop and Grammy-winning harmonica great Musselwhite join forces for a fun and historic collaboration of front porch blues. Among the most famous bluesmen in the world, with over five decades each of recording and performing, Elvin and Charlie have scanned over 600,000 units combined, despite over two dozen of their releases coming before the advent of Soundscan. Aggressive press, radio and social media outreach around the great story of these two legends recording their first album together. Radio promotion for regular airplay on Triple A and Americana stations, as well as play on blues specialty shows that are guaranteed to give it bountiful spins. Tour dates at theatres and performing arts centers as they become feasible.
A return to musical roots is a time-honored tradition for many established artists who have endured for the better part of a decade. Forming and shaping an identity can take an album or two, and perpetuating forward motion while perfecting a sound can take another. Sometimes a swerve gets thrown in, an unseen obstacle sets itself in the middle of a path, or an experiment or two get eked out for one reason or another. But oftentimes by this point in a career an itch pops up to circle back to where it all began in order to do what the artist does best. And so, for their fourth album as Cayucas, brothers Zach and Ben Yudin are heading back to the beach-in other words, to the sunny, vibrant, melodic rock from which they first paddled out. The eight tracks also mark the first time Zach will earn a producer credit for a Cayucas album. The Yudins' studio, dubbed Corner Pocket, is filled with many vintage pieces of equipment, but a vintage reverb tank found in Japan and a DanElectro with space echo may appear on the album more than any other sound. When it came time to title the record, only one phrase seemed to capture the mood correctly. "The album is called Blue Summer, which is a lyric in the song 'Malibu '79 Long,'" Zach says. "It just felt right as a title. It was simple, classic and evokes the mood. No matter your feelings about the warmest season, be sure that Cayucas will always be there to provide it's perfect soundtrack.
Vinyl LP pressing. If you could recreate a time before you experienced the most extreme grief of your life, would you do it? Rituals of Mine's Terra Lopez did just that. With her latest album HYPE NOSTALGIA Lopez wanted to create a soundscape from a pre-loss perspective, revealing how the darkness she experienced was just microcosms of her being. HYPE NOSTALGIA reckons with the emotional rollercoaster Lopez has been riding and reimagines it. In 2015, Lopez lost her father to suicide and six months later her best friend passed away. Sure, there are heavy elements to the record: dark synths, future R&B undertones, propulsive bass and moody lyrics, but the softness of Lopez's vocals elicits a quiet confidence. As HYPE NOSTALGIA reflects on Lopez's own journey in reconciling with the darkest parts of herself and her life, she wants it to be something that can help listeners with their own mental health.
Public Enemy and Def Jam have reunited to officially release “Fight the Power (Remix 2020),” the explosive remix that opened the 2020 BET Awards in June featuring Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, YG, Jahi and Questlove. “Fight the Power (2020 Remix),” is the first offering from the group’s forthcoming new studio album What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down, set for release via Def Jam on September 25th.