New Release Round-Up 08-05-22
Paul McCartney - McCartney I / II / III - Capitol
The eponymous solo albums written, performed, and produced by Paul McCartney from 1970, 1980, and 2020. Includes 3 LPs on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with 3 limited edition photo prints and an introduction from Paul housed in a beautiful slipcase box.
Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Noise and Flowers - Reprise
Neil Young + Promise of the Real release a new live album, Noise and Flowers, that captures the group in all their glory on their 2019 European tour. The release is accompanied by a similarly titled concert film that’s included in the album’s 2xLP+CD Deluxe Edition. Noise & Flowers documents a 9-date tour that began just two weeks after Young’s lifetime friend and manager of more than 50 years, Elliot Roberts, passed away at age 76. Performing alongside a photograph of Roberts taped to his road case, Young approached each show as a celebratory memorial service to honor his late friend. It’s a trek the legendary singer/songwriter describes as “wondrous.”
The Interrupters - In The Wild - Hellcat Records
After three studio albums and over a decade deep into the music game, The Interrupters deliver their new album, In The Wild. This 14-track opus is the real deal; it’s a story of survival, a story of resilience, by a band being bold and rejecting the easy impulses of simply repeating what’s worked before. Together during lockdown, Aimee Interrupter, partner and guitarist Kevin Bivona, and his younger twin brothers, Jesse (drums) and Justin (bass), decided to put idle hands to work. After building a home studio in their garage together, Kevin stepped up and took charge of production duties to become “the accountable one” this time around. The record took shape in an unforced and organic fashion, and the recording process was evidently a fun one, which is reflected in the sound of the album, gliding across a spectrum of breathless punk rock, doo-wop, gospel, dancehall, and the band’s customary nods to the lineage of two-tone. It’s further evidenced in the uplifting spirit and the glittering rollcall of guests (Tim Armstrong, Rhoda Dakar, Hepcat, The Skints) involved too. Thanks to the cocoon of the intimate environment they’d built and relaxed working practices, the results made for the most personal Interrupters album to date, as well as being the one all four feel most connected to.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Eminem - Curtain Call 2
Bad Bunny - Un Verano Sin Ti
Caroline Polachek - Pang [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Fog LP]
Lauv - All 4 Nothing
Tool - Fear Inoculum
Primus - Conspiranoid EP
Soulfly - Totem [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
benny blanco / BTS / Snoop Dogg - Bad Decisions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD Single]
Various Artists - Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson
Bluewerks Vol. 1 & 2 - Up Down Left Right / In Full Bloom [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Green LP]
Art Moore - Art Moore [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Van Hunt - Van Hunt [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Maroon 2LP]
Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat: 15th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
HEALTH - GENERATIONS EDITION DISCO4 :: PART I and DISCO4 :: PART II [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque White LP]
& More .....
Danny Elfman - Bigger. Messier. - Anti
Following his triumphant performances at the 2022 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Danny Elfman delivers Bigger. Messier., an ambitious double-album collection of remixed and reimagined tracks from his highly acclaimed Big Mess album. This sprawling, 23 track collection (available on 2 LP or 2 CD) features tracks reworked by some of the most groundbreaking and subversive artists around today. Bigger.Messier. views the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composers songs through the lens of luminaries from diverse sides of the music business, including Trent Reznor, Iggy Pop, Squarepusher, and Ghostemane.
Goo Goo Dolls - Chaos In Bloom - Warner Records
Chaos In Bloom, arriving August 12th, 2022 via Warner Records. Marking the first album of their career to be produced by frontman John Rzeznik, the record finds Goo Goo Dolls at the top of their game and continuing to constantly evolve just as they have for nearly four decades together. Consisting of 10 tracks, Chaos in Bloom is an album of biting sarcasm, stadium-ready choruses, and the type of spear-sharp songwriting that’s led them to becoming one of the most influential alternative rock groups of all time.
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head: 30th Anniversary - Capitol
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Beastie Boys’ 2X Platinum Check Your Head album, this limited-edition deluxe reissue is a rare version of the album that was released as a limited run in 2009. Long out-of-print and sought after by fans and collectors, it features two bonus LP’s including remixes, live versions, and B-sides. Featuring the songs ‘So What’cha Want’, ‘Pass the Mic’ and ‘Gratitude’. Check Your Head was a somewhat return to their punk roots and introduced the trio playing their own instruments for the first time on record since their early EP’s.
Rich Ruth - I Survived, It's Over - Third Man Records
Recorded under a loft bed in the guest bedroom of his Nashville home, Michael Ruth aka Rich Ruth’s “I Survived, It's Over” starts in a humble space. And while many contemporary music projects are produced in such an environment, “I Survived, It’s Over” sets itself apart in its transformative properties as well as its transparency. What we have here is honest sound exploration, session musician-level instrumentation, and a true love for nature run through the fingers of a dude who can channel some acute and undeniable magic. This music goes deep.