New Release Round-Up 03-13-20
Grouplove - Healer - Atlantic
Grouplove kicked off 2020 with their anarchistic, high-energy new single “Deleter,” and show no signs of slowing down in the lead-up to their fourth studio album Healer – out this week via Canvasback/Atlantic Records. The Los Angeles based five-piece has spent the past two years writing and recording their most visceral and cathartic songs to date, all while experiencing and bearing witness to a great deal of change, trauma, and growth. From recording in El Paso within eyeshot of the border during the height of the family separation crisis, to brain surgery for frontwoman Hannah Hooper, to immersing themselves in new creative spaces with producers Dave Sitek and Malay – their new album represents a re-birth and a full-circle return to their initial idealism.
Niall Horan - Heartbreak Weather - Capitol
Capitol Records recording artist Niall Horan returns with his highly anticipated sophomore album "Heartbreak Weather." Featuring his new single "No Judgement" and up tempo record "Nice To Meet Ya," this body of work showcases his unique musicianship and magnetic vocal range. The singer/songwriter has earned platinum certification or greater in 18 countries, achieved global critical acclaim and amassed 3 million adjusted album sales and 3.5 billion streams worldwide.
Circles Around The Sun - Circles Around The Sun - The Royal Potato Family
2020 release, the third album from the Los Angeles-based instrumental supergroup Circles Around The Sun. Recorded by legendary engineer Jim Scott (Wilco, Rolling Stones, Tom Petty) at his studio in Valencia, CA, this new collection began with... a drum machine. The Sequential Circuits Drumtraks from 1983, to be specific. The Circles band members-guitarist Neal Casal (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Ryan Adams), bassist Dan Horne (Cass McCombs, Jonathan Wilson), keyboardist Adam MacDougall (Black Crowes) and drummer Mark Levy-were searching for a sound, something more upbeat than previous releases. Cue the Drumtraks. The seven-track collection marks a stylistic shift from their previous LPs. It's an evolution that sees the band embracing a sleeker, shinier, even dancier version of themselves - a cosmic disco of the body and the soul, still anchored in the groove, but ascending to the stars.
Chaka Khan - Homecoming - BMG
10 Times GRAMMY Award winning artist Chaka Khan returns home to Chicago’s Harris Theatre to perform a selection of her greatest hits in front of an enthusiastic hometown audience. Homecoming features Chaka Khan and her 12-piece band performing hit songs from the span of her entire career.
Deap Lips - Deap Lips - Cooking Vinyl
Deap Lips is Wayne & Steven from THE FLAMING LIPS with Julie & Lindsey from DEAP VALLY. This special collaboration came together after a friendship formed between the bands. It will hit stores on CD and LP via Cooking Vinyl.
Shabaka and the Ancestors - We Are Sent Here By History - Impulse Records
The project was formed in early 2016, leading to their debut album later that year `Wisdom of Elders'; a document of sessions combining Hutchings with a group of South African jazz musicians he'd long admired.
Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans - Ozark Season 1 & 2 (Original Soundtrack) - Verve
Experience the original soundtrack from the Emmy Award-winning series Ozark. Composed by Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans, the Ozark Original Soundtrack (Seasons 1 & 2) is available as a limited vinyl edition, available on March 13 in advance of the Ozark season 3 premiere on March 27, 2020.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.