New Release Round-Up 10-13-17
Beck - Colors - Capitol
Beck returns with his new album, Colors, the follow-up to the Grammy Album of the Year winner, Morning Phase. Produced by Greg Kurstin and featuring “Dreams,” the album is available on CD, Red LP, Deluxe Red 2LP and an Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP featuring exclusive artwork.
St. Vincent - Masseduction - Loma Vista
"Every record I make has an archetype,” says Annie Clark. “Strange Mercy was Housewives on Pills. St. Vincent was Near-Future Cult Leader. Masseduction is different, it’s pretty first person. You can’t fact-check it, but if you want to know about my life, listen to this record.” Masseduction is the culmination of years of writing, with songs crafted from voice memos, text messages, and snippets of melodies that came to Clark while traveling the globe. Special guests on the album include Thomas Bartlett on piano, Kamasi Washington on saxophone, Jenny Lewis on vocals, and beat production from Sounwave. Greg Leisz and Rich Hinman add pedal steel, and Tuck and Patti Andress contribute guitar and vocals respectively on select tracks.
William Patrick Corgan - Ogilala - BMG Rights Management
As the founding member of Smashing Pumpkins, William Patrick Corgan has created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. For Ogilala, he teamed up with legendary producer Rick Rubin to make his most intimate body of work to date.
Robert Plant - Carry Fire - Nonesuch
Robert Plant's eleventh studio album, Carry Fire, is released via Nonesuch/Warner Bros. The album, produced by Plant in the west of England and Wales, melds unusual rhythms with naturalism. As with his 2014 album, lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, the album features his band The Sensational Space Shifters. They are also joined here by special guests, including Chrissie Hynde.
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile - Lotta Sea Lice - Matador Records
Kurt Vile: "We ran into each other on the road in various continents and talked about the recordings. I guess it wasn’t till I had another tour booked for the following summer in Australia that we thought we should record as much as we can, no major goal to make it a full length but it came together that way because the vibe was so strong. I love working with Courtney, the collaboration was laid back with less pressure." Courtney Barnett: "Now we finished the album, we dreamt up an amazing band which we’ve called THE SEA LICE (inspired by a Stella Mozgawa beach-side-story) and me n Kurt will be standing there out front with our guitars singing songs together. Songs from this album we did, a handful of our own songs from previous albums, maybe some old folk songs n what not. Harmonies and guitarmonies galore. Very collaborative." Lotta Sea Lice is the result of eight days in the studio spread over almost 15 months when Courtney and Kurt’s respective touring schedules allowed for them to be in the same place at the same time.
Ten Bands One Cause 2017
Ten bands re-issue their albums on limited edition pink vinyl, all for one cause. This is the 4th year for the initiative that has raised over $144,000 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 cancer at the age of 43 in 1989.
This year’s limited pink vinyl are from Metallica, Portugal. The Man, Lord Huron, Dustin Kensrue, Gary Clark Jr, Lucinda Williams, Mastodon, Four Year Strong, Blue October and GWAR.
This week you can pick up Gary Clark Jr. - Live North America 2016 [Limited Edition Pink LP], Mastodon - Emperor Of Sand [Limited Edition Pink LP] and Portugal. The Man - Woodstock [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Check out all of the releases 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.