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Music Releases 07-19-24

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I Love You So F***king Much is the fourth studio album from human musical group sensations Glass Animals, released on Republic Records on July 19.

p.s. Artwork by the legendary Lydia Roberts
p.p.s. layout design by Stijn van Hapert
p.p.p.s.  includes liner notes written by the incredible Gabrielle Zevin.

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Marsha Ambrosius is a GRAMMY-nominated, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who is gearing up for her highly anticipated album, CASABLANCO. Executive produced by Dr. Dre, CASABLANCO is a combined mix of R&B, jazz and hip-hop which blends in a fulfilling and nostalgic soundscape that has the listeners wanting more.
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Wasteland, Baby! Is the sophomore album by Irish Singer-Songwriter Hozier. Originally released in 2019, featuring the singles 'Nina Cried Power', 'Movement' and 'Almost (Sweet Music)', the album has gone on to be certified Platinum in Canada and Gold in multiple territories. This expanded edition includes the original album, b-sides, acoustic version of 'Be' + brand new song 'Why Would You Be Loved'.
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AFI

Black Sails In The Sunset (25th Anniversary Ed)

Vinyl: $25.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

Black Sails In The Sunset (25th Anniversary Ed) Artist: AFI / AFI Celebrates 25th Anniversary of 'Black Sails in the Sunset' With Vinyl Reissue. The limited-edition pressing of AFI's 1999 breakthrough includes the original 12 tracks and three bonus tracks. This year marks the 25th anniversary of AFI's breakthrough Black Sails in the Sunset.
New Vinyl: $25.98 Digital:$9.99
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Cat Burns

Early Twenties

Vinyl: $33.99 UNAVAILABLE
Vinyl LP pressing. Multi-BRIT-nominated, double-platinum-selling South London artist Cat Burns cements her position as one of the UK's most exciting singer/songwriters with her debut album, 'early twenties', a love letter to her community which explores the complexities and emotions surrounding this era of adulthood. Filled with Cat's honest and diaristic storytelling, her debut album is a warm and relatable listen for Gen Z or those nostalgic for their formative adult years. Cat Burns represents and is leading the charge of young, Black British queer creatives cutting through culture today.
New Vinyl: $33.99
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Limited Deep Purple =1 Box Set includes 13 brand-new tracks on CD and 2LP, a rich 24-page booklet, an exclusive bonus DVD including the 60min documentary “Access All Areas” containing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and further exclusive material available with the Box Set only. Win the golden ticket hidden in only one of the Box Sets and get the chance to attend every Deep Purple show of the “=1 MORE TIME” Tour.

 

‘=1’ is the highly anticipated new album by one of the greatest rock bands of all time, Deep Purple.

Produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, this record captures the band’s pioneering classic sound without relying on nostalgia, embodying the essence and attitude of their 1970s incarnation possibly more than any other recent album.

The enigmatic title ‘=1’ symbolises the idea that in a world growing ever more complex, everything eventually simplifies down to a single, unified essence. It all adds up to one.

With three consecutive No.1 albums in their back pocket and a new energy powering them forward, ‘=1’ represents Deep Purple at their pinnacle.

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Dr. Dog

Dr. Dog [LP]

Vinyl: $25.98 UNAVAILABLE

For more than two decades, Dr. Dog have maintained a shared devotion to the unruly alchemy of making music. When it came time to create their eleventh studio album, the Philadelphia-bred band adopted an entirely new way of working together, embracing a multilayered process designed to foster a deeper synergy among its five members (bassist Toby Leaman, lead guitarist Scott McMicken, rhythm guitarist Frank McElroy, keyboardist Zach Miller, and drummer Eric Slick). After beginning that journey with a close-knit session at Leaman’s uncle’s cabin in the Pennsylvania woods, Dr. Dog steadily made their way toward the joyfully unfettered psych-rock of their new self-titled LP. Mixed by multi-Grammy-winner Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, Drive-By Truckers), Dr. Dog finds McMicken taking the helm as producer for the first
time in the history of the decidedly egalitarian band. True to the eclectic spirit that’s always animated the band, Dr. Dog’s 11 tracks shift from soul to surf-rock to symphonic pop with an exuberance made all the more powerful by their revitalized creative energy. “There isn’t really a concept or cohesive idea that
unifies this collection of tunes,” says McMicken. “In the end it’s about us being together, doing the work, and showing up as our truest selves.” Their first full-
length since 2018’s Critical Equation, Dr. Dog reveals a band – over twenty years into their storied career – growing together and evolving, fully committed
to the singular work of dreaming up songs that brighten the mind and expand the soul.

New Vinyl: $25.98
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“I don’t think you can get this sound unless it’s borned in ya,” said bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, when asked what he considered “old-time mountain music.” When Melissa Carper heard those words, something jumped inside her. While staying in the country with a friend, she found an old DVD of “Down From the Mountain,’’ the documentary and concert film of the “O, Brother Where Art Thou'' soundtrack that featured this particular Stanley interview. She immediately jotted down “borned in ya” on a piece of paper. “I knew I had to write that song,” she recalls. 

Carper wrote "Borned In Ya", and made it the title track of her forthcoming album, out July 19th via Mae Music/Thirty Tigers.  Crafting a fine new bunch of songs, including 3 co-writes with friend and bandmate, Brennen Leigh (Wonder Women of Country), Carper headed back to East Nashville’s Bomb Shelter in the spring of 2023, the same “analog wonderland” where she’d recorded Ramblin’ Soul and its predecessor, Daddy’s Country Gold.  She enlisted the help of her trusted co-producers, Andrija Tokic and Dennis Crouch, and called on many of the same Nashville top-flight musicians—Chris Scruggs (guitars and steel), Jeff Taylor (piano and organ), Billy Contreras (fiddle), Dennis Crouch on upright bass, and Kyshona Armstrong and crew on backup vocals. Since Borned In Ya features Carper’s vintage country jazz chops, she added the talents of long-time musical partner Jenn Miori Hodges on harmonies and Doug Corcoran (JD McPherson) on horns. This stellar crew was more than ready to bring these new songs to life.

Dubbed “Hillbillie Holiday” by her friend Chris Scruggs, Carper continues to aspire to this comparison. “I stand by that,” says Scruggs. “She can sing Hank Williams and then handle these old pop tunes. And the great thing is how natural she is—she doesn’t even really change her delivery.” Borned In Ya showcases Carper’s long-standing musical influences as well as her artistic growth and sense of adventure. In addition to her familiar blend of country with jazz, blues, soul, and R&B, the new album sees Carper continuing her subtle mix of these elements, creating songs that cross the genres, calling back to the “popular” sounds of another era.  From Gospel-style vocal choruses to funky grooves, to recalling the classic R&B of the 50s and 60s, to hillbilly jazz, honky-tonk, and country soul, Carper has created another stunner for eager listeners to enjoy.

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My Own Company is Kiely Connell's sophomore album that is a continuation of where her debut album Calumet Queen left off.  My Own Company reflects where her life is at 34 after being in Nashville for a decade.  Mental health is the overarching theme of the album's 10 songs.

The album was produced by Tucker Martine (The Avett Brothers, Rosanne Cash, Aoife O'Donovan, The Decemberists) who captured a country, Americana sound with pop elements.  Kiely wrote "Through To You" and "Anesthesia" and is the co-writer on the remaining songs.

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Hálios is the 2nd full-length from Slovakia's Ceremony of Silence and it is an album sure to make them much more known in the metal world. Ceremony of Silence combines a bleak atmosphere with huge dynamic riffs to create something rarely seen in death/black metal today.

LP Packaging:  Random Eco Mix LP.

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Tiny Habits - the young, fast-rising harmony trio composed of singer-songwriters Maya Rae, Cinya Khan, and Judah Mayowa announe their debut album, All For Something.
Written collectively and individually by all three bandmates, the album's twelve tracks take on themes of sensitivity, insecurity, nostalgia, love, and friendship. The trio has built up a loyal following of fans and friends including fellow artists Kacey Musgraves, Noah Kahan, Gracie Abrams, Phoebe Bridgers, Elton John, and the late great David Crosby. Produced by Tony Berg and Will Maclellan (Boygenius, Phoebe Bridgers), All for Something radiates with the band's trademark angelic harmonies atop a richly layered musical backdrop.

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Luis Fonsi

El Viaje

Vinyl: $29.98 Buy

Vinyl LP pressing.
New Vinyl: $29.98
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Gum / Kenny-Ambrose Smith

Ill Times

Vinyl: $37.99 UNAVAILABLE
Ill Times is the debut collaborative album between Gum (aka Jay Watson, co-founder of Perth psychedelic pop outfit Pond and touring member of Tame Impala) and Ambrose Kenny-Smith, best known as the mesmeric harmonica-player, keyboardist and vocalist with King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and The Murlocs. The album is a 10-track exploration into groove, blues and soul, deeply hypnotic from start to finish. Available on recycled black vinyl with printed inner sleeve and housed in a brown paper bag.
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Stray Kids

ATE [Accordion Ver.] [CD]

CD: $19.98 UNAVAILABLE

After breaking records globally and announced as the headliners of Lollapalooza, Stray Kids are back with a brand-
new album titled ATE, which now available an Accordion Ver. available in 8 versions, specific to each member:

BANG CHAN, LEE KNOW, CHANGBIN, HYUNJIN, HAN, FELIX, SEUNGMIN and I.N. Contents of the album
include: CD, Photobook, Lyrics Paper, Photocard (random 1 of 8), Mini Lip Card (random 1 of 8) and Additional
Photocard (random 1 of 8). Dimensions: 178 x 128 x 8 mm.

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"Warner Music Nashville recording artist Avery Anna is a vibrant talent with an expressive pen that her fans might say speaks to sad girls - and sad boys. Avery's career started in an acoustic-friendly, claw-foot bathtub, where she documented herself singing. She has earned recognition for nuanced lyricism well beyond her 20 years, coupled with a dynamic, piano-forward sound. Amazon Music, Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube have all named the talented Arizona native an Artist to Watch. Avery's debut EP Mood Swings, a seven-song introduction that has contributed to her nearly 350 million global streams, features viral hit "Narcissist." She performed the Gold-certified smash on the 2023 CMT Music Awards, where she was nominated for Breakthrough Artist of the Year. In addition to topping SiriusXM The Highway's Hot 30 Countdown, "Narcissist" has earned rotation among today's biggest pop songs on SiriusXM Hits 1. Avery debuted her all-too-relatable empowerment anthem "Self Love" on NBC's TODAY. Having quickly become an in-demand touring artist, she has opened for Cole Swindell, Jordan Davis, BRELAND, Chase Rice and more, both across the United States and abroad, as well as her own headlining Treat Yourself Nice Tour. This is still just the beginning for the rising star, as she steps out of the bathtub and into the spotlight.
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Limited blue colored vinyl LP pressing. After a 12-year hibernation, Beachwood Sparks emerges with 'Across The River Of Stars,' a transcendent and succinct sonic odyssey. Under the guiding hand of Chris Robinson, the band's revival showcases their growth and musical maturity. From their indie roots to this celestial return, the album bridges the past and present, offering a journey through cosmic and earthy landscapes. Within it's nine songs Across The River Of Stars invites listeners to rediscover Beachwood Sparks.
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Boy Golden

For Eden

Vinyl: $24.98 UNAVAILABLE
In For Eden, Boy Golden searches for the best of all possible worlds. Utopic and wistful, this journey is a continuation of his "follow your art" proselytizing that began with his 2020 Church of Better Daze debut.
New Vinyl: $24.98
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Al di Meola, as a GRAMMY Award-winner, traversing divinely across multiple genres including flamenco, Latin, fusion, jazz, rock, and world music, he's garnered three gold albums while selling more than six million albums in worldwide sales. His collaborations with artists such as Paul Simon, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Page, Santana, Steve Winwood, Herbie Hancock, Frank Zappa, Luciano Pavarotti, and others have elevated Al di Meola to become a household name.
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Griff's major label debut album Vertigo, is a coming-of-age album shaped for complex times. Vertigo witnesses Griff scaling new creative heights without compromising the hand-stitched, home-made magic that first marked her out as British Pop's most modern, exciting voice. It's a journey of self-discovery that Griff has taken fans on ever since, building the three volumes of her landmark project in real-time and weaving songs that resonated with the vertigo arc into work that moves through melancholy and heartache into healing and joy. With a 360-approach on everything from production right down to her signature hair style, Griff's debut album turns the tumultuousness of young adulthood into a source of power. Throughout the record, the BRITs Rising Star winner draws on her sideways origin-story, from her unorthodox Chinese-Jamaican outsider-status growing up to launching an international music career from the confines of her bedroom. That tenacious, no-nonsense talent always wise beyond her years also sounds - crucially - like she is living: free of expectation, and moving through a world in which there is no one way to make your debutalbumor to be yourself.
New Vinyl: $27.98

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