ARCADE FIRE - Everything Now (Night Version) - Sony
The fifth full-length studio release for the Canadian indie rock band Arcade Fire, was co-produced with Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter, Portishead's Geoff Barrow, Markus Dravs, and Pulp's Steve Mackey. Features "Electric Blue". The album is available as the standard "Day Version" and the Indie Exclusive "Night Version" which features exclusive artwork.
MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA - A Black Mile To The Surface - Loma Vista
A Black Mile To The Surface is a bold record of vision and purpose, inspired by and dwelling in a sensory and imaginative experience. It's a reinvention of sorts, both musically and personally-a sort of cosmic worldview shift. But in the end, the record's themes are universal. Inspired by their experience creating the score for the film Swiss Army Man, they seized the chance to rethink Manchester Orchestra's typical methods of working. This process gave them new ideas of how to think about writing, how songs could flow, and how to layer melodies on top of one another to propel the tune into a new emotional arena. To manifest this vision, the band turned to producer Catherine Marks (Foals, PJ Harvey, The Killers, Interpol) and began working with her at Echo Mountain studio in Asheville. In addition to mixing with Marks at her Assault & Battery studio in London, Manchester Orchestra also worked with John Congleton (St. Vincent, Explosions In The Sky, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings) in Los Angeles - gathering new sounds, adding to and widening the songs' dimensions. Encouraged to go against first instinct, each collaborator added their own touch to the music, pushing it to places no Manchester Orchestra record had ever gone before.
JUICEBOXXX - Freaked Out American Loser - Dangerbird
''Freaked Out American Loser'' is the latest album from Juiceboxxx, the Milwaukee-bred punk rap artist who is quite simply the first and last of his kind all at once. Juiceboxxx grew up in the 2000s within the noise, punk rock, and underground rap communities of Wisconsin, and while those banners still fly high independently today, there are very few other artists who not only understand that venn diagram but who are also actively attempting to merge those sounds cohesively. Juiceboxxx might be out of his mind, but in all the best ways--he owns it and commits to this unstoppable onslaught of creative ideas and outbursts. ''Freaked Out American Loser'' is a punk rap blast that captures the anarchic, aggressive spirit of Juiceboxxx's live show while also adding a new level of polish, focus, and dare we say, professionalism. Songs like ''Guts And Tension'' and ''Destruction and Redemption'' place the listener in the middle of the pit, blazing with frenetic guitar and thick energy. ''Freaking Out'' and ''Go To The Club Alone'' display dexterous rap skill and a heavier hip hop feel while retaining a jittery post-punk edge. And the album-closing eponymous track even brings to mind the melodic chime and epic codas of the Pixies.
ALICE COOPER - Paranormal - Earmusic
Alice Cooper's new studio album, his first in 6 years, 'Paranormal' was recorded in Nashville with long-time collaborator Bob Ezrin. The 10 track album also features a very special bonus CD a mini-album consisting of two brand new songs written and recorded together with the original Alice Cooper band members Dennis Dunaway, drummer Neal Smith and guitarist Michael Bruce alongside carefully selected live recordings. 'Paranormal' also features special guest appearances by U2's Larry Mullen Jr., ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Deep Purple's Roger Glover.
JOYWAVE - Content - Hollywood Records
Rochester alternative band Joywave are releasing their sophomore studio album titled Content, and getting ready to make their return to the live stage. The quintet will head out on tour with Young The Giant and Cold War Kids at the start of August. Content, which has a playful double meaning, is produced by Joywave's Daniel Armbruster & Sean Donnelly and mixed by Rich Costey and will be released on Hollywood Records/Cultco Music.
MARGO PRICE - Weakness EP - Third Man Records
Following the release of the critically celebrated Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, Margo Price returns with four fresh, gutsy originals that further explore themes of duality, loss and redemption that expand her musical palette. The four new tracks are being released as a two-piece 7’’ bundle “EP” - a Third Man Records first. The title track, “Weakness,” is an upbeat country split-personality confessional that has the biting insight and holy quips Margo fans have come to love. “Just Like Love” offers up a somber folk fix that showcases the band at their most resonant and atmospheric. “Paper Cowboy” (written by Matt Gardner) is a whip-smart anthem tailor-made for the blistering summer festival circuit that touches cosmic country territory with a four minute jam that hits a listener like heaven. Meanwhile, “Good Luck” (For Ben Eyestone) is a bittersweet farewell that stands as a perfect fit for when the credits start to roll, the sun takes seat and the world signs off...
MONDO COZMO - Plastic Soul - Republic
'Plastic Soul' is Mondo Cozmo's debut album. The album's lead single, 'Shine' rocketed to #1 at AAA radio and peaked top 15 at Alternative. Mondo Cozmo is confirmed for nearly every US festival this summer including: Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball, Austin City Limits, Firefly, Forecastle, Sasquatch, Shaky Knees, Hangout and more. He will be embarking on a headlining tour this Fall as well as opening for Spoon in September.
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.
Five decades ago, in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco, a social movement was growing. Young people, with heads full of progressive ideas and evolving attitudes toward sex, drugs and rock and roll, were converging on the area to celebrate their personal freedom–an extension of that January’s “Human Be-In” in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The “Summer of Love,” as it was called, was the birth of the modern counterculture, and music played an integral role in the shaping, influencing and mainstreaming of these daring new ideas. Rhino Records is celebrating that historic period with 18 catalog titles throughout July–including new compilations and vinyl reissues of classic albums. More information and details of the releases coming from Rhino as part of the Summer Of Love program can be found Here.
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