The Flaming Lips have recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with a little help from special fwends Miley Cyrus,Moby,My Morning Jacket,J. Mascis,Dr. Dog, Phantogram,Tegan and Sara,Grace Potter,Electric Würms (THE LIPS side project who recently released their 6-song debut album,Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others. All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band's hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.
Onetime country princess Taylor Swift continues her journey to pop stardom with her fifth studio album, 1989, which follows the 2012 release Red. Swift teams up with songwriter Max Martin and producer Shellback (One Direction, Maroon Five), as well OneRepublic frontman Ryan Tedder and Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, in an album inspired by late-'80s pop. The debut single "Shake It Off" is an immediate success, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rock legends Led Zeppelin continue their extensive reissue program of all nine of its studio albums in chronological order with Houses Of The Holy & Led Zeppelin IV and each being remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page. Led Zeppelin will also open its vaults to share dozens of unheard studio and live recordings, with each album featuring a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album. The albums are all available in various formats including Single Disc Remasters, Two Disc Deluxe, Remasterd LP and Super Deluxe packages.
With Down to Earth, the dynamic electronic duo, Flight Facilities, continue to expand their artist output away from their world of popular club singles to bring fans around the globe a complete work that is a range of styles as eclectic as an around-the-world plane ticket. “Down to Earth,” is a journey through music that pushes the boundaries of Flight Facilities’ unmistakable sound with the vocal talents of artists such as the ethereal Emma Louise, the comedic and noted musician Reggie Watts, the emotive Owl Eyes, the wunderkind Bishop Nehru, and favorites like Micky Green and Giselle. The album is available now and you can watch the stunning video for the lead single Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise here.
Z2 is the long awaited epic double album from Devin Townsend where the first CD is a Devin Townsend Project album called 'Sky Blue', and the second disc is a Ziltoid album called 'Dark Matters'. The album is available now as the Double Album, a Deluxe Version which includes a 3rd disc that excludes the dialogue of the Dark Matters Disc or the Vinyl Box Set and you can also watch the lyric video to the lead single Deathray which is taken from the Dark Matters Disc.
After 35 years fronting the Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde released her first solo album in June of this year. Stockholm was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Swedish outfit Peter, Bjorn and John. To celebrate her recent tour the album is now available as a limited edition Blue and Yellow splatter colored Vinyl. You can grab your copy now while they last and you can also watch the video to the album's hit single Dark Sunglasses here.
Etana is the strongest female voice in reggae. Her natural ability for melody and songwriting talents have propelled her to a unique status among reggae fans where she is seen as the successor to Marcia Griffiths. Her new album I Rise is available now and you can watch the video to the lead single Trigger here.
Ipecac Recordings are introducing the coolest thing to come out of the UK in a long time. With the release of a compilation from Sleaford Mods titled Chubbed Up+. Sleaford Mods are a stripped down, political, electronic punk-hop band from working class Nottingham. This stuff is real and it is spot on! The album is available now and you can watch the NSFW video to the lead single Jolly F*#@er here.
Plus there are other great, new releases including one of the greatest rock and roller's of all time, the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis who releases his new album Rock & Roll Time. Lots of bands have been mining the fertile landscape of '90s music for inspiration lately, and Hemingway is no exception. What sets this Portland, Oregon band apart though is what they're tapping for influence, reaching deep into the lesser known realms of that decade and extracting elements of infectiously melodramatic pop. Think Silver Scooter, Superdrag, and Knapsack, yet filtered through nearly two decades of collected dust and bargain bin obscurity. Heartstrings is the new album from Leighton Meester, the acclaimed actress known for her role in the series 'Gossip Girl' along with films such as 'That's My Boy' and 'Date Night'. And There is no more significant a milestone in Rock Music than the 50th Anniversary. Alongside The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, The Who complete the holy trinity of British Rock bands that have the honor of celebrating that landmark. Through the decades, The Who redefined rock music as we know it and their influence continues in all areas of popular culture to this day. Who Hits 50! is the definitive collection of the band's greatest tracks from their very first recordings as The High Numbers right up to the present day with the brand new track 'Be Lucky.' The collection is available in various formats, Single CD, Deluxe, Vinyl and Blu-Ray Audio.
Plus, From The Rabbit Hole, At The Gates, Crobot, Francisco The Man, Daniel Lanois, Abba, A. Sinclair, Dream Ritual, Mike Mictlan, Willie Nelson, The Afghan Whigs, Northlane, Pianos Become The Teeth, Pegi Young & The Survivors, Lily & Madeleine, Ben Ottewell, Run The Jewels and Roger Taylor.
Modest Mouse release a 7" single, White Lies, Yellow Teeth / Buttons To Push The Buttons, which contains unreleased material from "This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About" recording sessions. Their debut album has also received a long overdue re-release on Vinyl and you can grab a copy of that here. Choir Vandals release their single At Night which includes the tracks Monsters, Medicate, At Night And In The Rain and Watch. The Drums release the limited edition Vinyl single I Can't Pretend which is taken from their recent album Encyclopedia and features the exclusive b-side We Found It. The legendary Misfits first holiday release (outside of Halloween of course), creeps down your chimney in the form of the Horror Xmas EP! Lorde releases Yellow Flicker Beat which is taken from the forthcoming soundtrack from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (due 11/17). And Love Will Tear Us Apart [Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Single] is a very special limited edition 7 vinyl of Joy Division's rare studio outtakes from the 1980 Martin Hannett sessions!
LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK
Looking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for the new Deptford Goth album, Songs. Speaking about the new album, which is based on a more traditional singer-songwriter style, the artist otherwise known as Daniel Woolhouse commented: "It wasn’t a conscious decision. But I've become more accepting of my voice, so it's more prominent now, which led to structuring the songs in a more classic way. I also wanted people to hear the lyrics. It's a process of being more upfront and honest." The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video for the lead single Two Hearts here.
Mariachi El Bronx is the third release by this great punk/Latin/mariachi band. Born out of a desire to challenge themselves musically, Mariachi El Bronx is the alter ego of Los Angeles punk band the Bronx. Conceived in 2006, the idea came about when the Bronx were asked to play an acoustic set and, rather than simply pare down their sound, they took their music in a whole new direction, moving away from hardcore and exploring Latin sounds. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the tracks here including the fantastic single Wildfires. Also the Vinyl version of the album is a beautiful Day-Glo Orange which helps the album look as good as it sounds.
Memphis Dawls arrive in style with their first full length release, Rooted in the Bone, which was recorded at historic Ardent and Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. The eleven songs, all composed by the Dawls, utilize a cross blending of the Mid South’s finest musicians including Ken Coomer (Wilco), as well as Charles and Teenie Hodges (Take Me to the River, Love and Happiness) from the legendary Hi Rhythm Section, famous for their work with Al Green and Ann Peebles. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can also watch the video of the amazing live take of lead single Where'd You Go My Love? here.
Deerhoof's new album La Isla Bonita is the glorious sound of four musicians owning their own hard-won and richly deserved legacy. Even as western civilization goes down the tubes. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can preview the tracks here.
There's Nothing Wrong With Me is the sophomore release from New Jersey pop-punk band Major League. The album was recorded with Will Yip (La Dispute, Braid, Title Fight) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA. You can Pre-Order the album now and also watch the Making of video here.
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.