EDITORS - In Dream - PIAS America
Since their 2005 breakthrough album The Back Room, UK alternative rock icons Editors have become synonymous with dark, brooding experimental indie-rock songs that have often drawn comparisons to their American counterparts such as The National and Interpol and European heritage acts like Echo & The Bunnymen and U2. While these comparisons fairly reflect the gene pool that gave rise to these enigmatic Brits, it doesn’t accurately describe the originality and range in singer Tom Smith’s voice, or the dark, cinematic elegance in the band’s musical compositions.
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL - Zipper Down - T-Boy Records
EODM (Eagles Of Death Metal) aka Jesse Hughes ('Boots Electric') and Joshua Homme ('Baby Duck'), are back with their first new album in seven years, Zipper Down! Available now, Zipper Down features 11 tracks, including the hot lead single, 'Complexity.' Recorded at Pink Duck Studios in Burbank, California, Hughes and Homme co-wrote all of the album's songs (with the exception of their cover of Duran Duran's 'Save A Prayer'), and performed all of the instruments and vocals themselves. The album is produced by Homme.
ALLISON WEISS - New Love - Side One Dummy
New album from Los Angeles (by way of Flowery Branch, Georgia) singer/songwriter Allison Weiss, her first on SideOneDummy Records. Known for writing folk-inspired pop-punk songs and a D.I.Y. ethic, Weiss signed with No Sleep Records last year for the full length "Say What You Mean" (3.3k RTD scanned) and the EP "Remember When" (957 RTD scanned). Weiss will be hitting the road with Anthony Raneri of Bayside, What's Eating Gilbert and Laura Stevenson for a full U.S. tour.
QUEENSRYCHE - Condition Human - Century Media
Against the formidable obstacles of an ever-changing cultural landscape, the rise and fall of various musical trends, and the near collapse of the record industry itself, Queensryche secured a triumphant legacy as one of hard rock’s most respected and celebrated acts, selling 30 million albums around the world across a 30-plus year career. The band’s name is uttered in the same breath as many of the groups they looked to as influences and others who arose as peers. Queensryche built a dedicated legion of fans traveling the globe on tour with fellow rock giants like Iron Maiden, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Judas Priest, and Def Leppard.
MERCURY REV - The Light in You - Bella Union
The eighth full-length studio release for the alternative rock band Mercury Rev is its first studio album in seven years. Frontman Jonathan Donahue addressed the gap between albums in a press release: "It was one of those otherworldly life sequences, when everything you think is solid turns molten, but also, when something is worth saying, it can take a long time to say it, rather than just blurt it out." On the title, Donahue said, "You can go as deep as you want with the title, on a metaphorical, spiritual level, or just poetic license. It's the beacon that shines and allows us to see ourselves – and then there's the music between Grasshopper and I, which is how we reflect each other. The arc of the album, lyrically, is someone who's gone through an incredible period of turbulence, sadness and uncertainty, and as the album progresses, a light appears on the water."
JOE BONAMASSA - Live At Radio City Music Hall [CD/Blu-Ray Combo] - J&R Adventures
In January 2015, Joe Bonamassa took the iconic Great Stage at Radio City Music Hall for the first time for a sold-out, two-night run that allowed him to fulfill his lifelong dream of performing in one of the world's most legendary venues. Bonamassa shares this experience with fans and music lovers around the world with the release of Joe Bonamassa - Live At Radio City Music Hall (J&R Adventures) as a CD/DVD set and CD/Blu-ray set. It will also air this fall on the Palladia HD TV network.
THE SHEEPDOGS - Future Nostalgia - Dine Alone Records
Trends come and go, styles fall in and out of fashion, but The Sheepdogs remain steadfast in their commitment to rock n’ roll excellence. Since their inception, the band has always sought to play the kind of music they themselves love: “Pure, simple, good-time music,” as singer/guitarist Ewan Currie puts it. It’s no surprise, then, that the band’s fifth LP, Future Nostalgia, is firmly rooted in the rock tradition that listeners have come to expect from the boys.
NEW YEARS DAY - Malevolence - Another Century
New Years Day follow in the dark tradition of tragic high-drama and grand theatricality embodied by the hitchhiking ghosts of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, the churning emotional smolder of HIM, iconoclastic bombast of Alice Cooper and the savage flamboyance of Motionless In White. Gothic vampirism, heady fantasy and an adventurous spirit akin to Alice tripping through the looking glass swirl within New Years Day, and led by the charismatic thunder of Ashley Costello, has resulted in a new and unique tsunami that has thrilled crowds all across North America.
BOB MARLEY - The Complete Island Recordings [12 LP Box Set] - Tuff Gong / UMGD
The Complete Island Recordings includes 11LPs packaged in a rigid card box with lift top lid, and wrapped in silver paper that simulates the brushed metal finish of a zippo lighter. The box includes all nine Bob Marley & The Wailers studio albums recorded for Island Records, featuring their most celebrated releases, including Catch A Fire, their 1973 label debut, and Rastaman Vibration, their 1976 breakthrough album in the United States, along with two live albums Live! and Babylon By Bus. The Box Set is also available as a Limited Collector's Edition Metal Box Set and you can find a full list of the Remastered Vinyl albums which are available individually Here.
BOY & BEAR - Limit Of Love - Nettwerk Records
One of USA Today’s ‘Five Australian Bands You Need To Know,” Boy & Bear will release their third studio album Limit Of Love, produced by Ethan Johns (Kings Of Leon, Ryan Adams). The album, including all lead vocals, was recorded and mixed live resulting in an amazingly fresh and unique sound. Limit of Love follows acclaimed Harlequin Dream, a GOLD album after a #1 debut in Australia, and whose single “Southern Sun” became a Top 10 most played record at Triple A US radio. The band has been featured on ‘ones to watch’ lists for USA Today, Huffington Post, Uncut and has performed live on CONAN.
TOBY KEITH - 35 Mph Town - Show Dog Nashville
35 Mph Town is the new album from Toby Keith who has sold over 50 Million albums worldwide and released 21 albums over his entire career. The album features background vocals from Mica Roberts, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally and was co-produced by Toby and Bobby Pinson.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.
VINYL TUESDAY: CREATING MID-WEEK STORE EXCITEMENT WITH TUESDAY RELEASES.
IN RECORD STORES ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 29th!
JOEY BADA$$ - B4.DA.$$ [Limited Edition Pink Vinyl]
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME - Coma Ecliptic [Limited Edition Pink Vinyl]
CHET FAKER - Built On Glass [Limited Edition Pink Vinyl]
AL GREEN - The Belle Album [Expanded Edition Limited Edition Pink Vinyl]
INGRID MICHAELSON - Lights Out [Limited Edition Pink Vinyl]
PIERCE THE VEIL - Collide With The Sky [Limited Edition Pink Vinyl]
PRIMUS - Frizzle Fry [Limited Edition Pink Vinyl]
RUN THE JEWELS - Run The Jewels 2 [Limited Edition Pink Vinyl]
STURGILL SIMPSON - Metamodern Sounds In Country Music [Limited Edition Pink Vinyl]
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY - Prayers On Fire [Limited Edition White & Red Swirled Vinyl]
THE BIRTHDAY PARTY - Prayers On Fire [Limited Edition 200 Gram Vinyl]
GOLDFINGER - Goldfinger [Limited Edition Blue Vinyl]
THE LONELY TEARDROPS, DEXTER ROMWEBER AND DEADLY LO-FI - Muchacho b/w Crash The Party [Blue Vinyl Single]
MAJOR LAZER - Peace Is The Mission [Limited Edition Vinyl]
MOTORHEAD - Motorhead [Limited Edition Clear-Black Swirl Vinyl]
MOTORHEAD - Motorhead [Limited Edition 200 Gram Vinyl]
NECROS - Live In 85 [Limited Edition Grave Black Vinyl]
THUNDERBITCH - Thunderbitch [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl]
KENNY TUDRICK - Church Hill Downs / Fairgrounds [Limited Edition Yellow & Black Swirl Vinyl Single]
VARIOUS ARTISTS - BIPPP: French Synth Wave 1979-85 [Limited Edition Colored Vinyl]
KAMASI WASHINGTON - The Epic [Vinyl]
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Ten Bands re-issue their albums on limited edition pink vinyl, all for once cause. This is the second year for the initiative that last year helped raise $30,000 for Gilda’s Club NYC, an organization that provides community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers. It is named after comedian Gilda Radner, who passed away from the disease at the age of 43 in 1989.
This year’s limited pink vinyl are from Run The Jewels, Sturgill Simpson, Ingrid Michaelson, Joey Bada$$, Between The Burried and Me, Chet Faker, Clutch, Al Green, Pierce The Veil, and Primus. The releases will be available Tuesday September 29th, and proceeds will sponsor Gilda's Club NYC. (Note: Clutch coming to stores in October.)
You can find the full selection of Pink Vinyl Here
BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES
As part of their Anniversary celebration, Blue Note will issue a series of vinyl reissues every month, one of which you’ll exclusively find first here at your Blue Note Authorized Dealer.
HANK MOBLEY QUARTET - Hank Mobley Quartet
Hank Mobley Quartet is the debut album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley. Released in 1955 on Blue Note Records, Hank Mobley Quartet (10”) will be reissued on 10” vinyl as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. Also features Art Blakey.
Also out on May 26:
Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Vol 1
Grant Green - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Bobby Hutcherson - Components
Elvin Jones - The Ultimate
Medeski, Martin & Wood - End Of The World Party (Just In Case)
Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land
The Big Day you have all been waiting for is happening this Saturday (April 18th) and we know you are all as excited as we are. As always, there are some great releases this year and if you have not already made your list and etched the artwork in your mind ready for the hunt, you can check out the full list of releases here on our site or of course you can check recordstoreday.com for more details. Note: We have no guarantee over which releases we will have available and how many, but feel free to contact us to see if we have ordered any particular release.
Of course Record Store Day is not just about the releases, it is a day to celebrate Independent Record Stores and we hope that you will be joining us for the whole day as we will have lots of great celebrations going on.
See you all soon and good luck.