New Release Round-Up 10-27-23
Black Pumas - Chronicles Of A Diamond - ATO Records
As they set to work on their highly awaited sophomore album, Black Pumas broadened their palette to include a dazzling expanse of musical forms: heavenly hybrids of soul and symphonic pop, mind-bending excursions into jazz-funk and psychedelia, starry-eyed love songs that feel dropped from the cosmos. The debut was nominated for 7 Grammys and reached one million album equivalents. Chronicles Of A Diamond arrives as the fullest expression yet of their frenetic creativity and limitless vision.
The Gaslight Anthem - History Books - Rich Mahogany Records
Like so many of the most essential rock bands, The Gaslight Anthem have a rare gift for finding glory in the inescapable pain of being alive. On their new album History Books—their first new music in over nine years—the New Jersey-bred four-piece bring their soulful breed of punk to ten thrilling songs exploring everything from mortality to mental illness to the more precarious dimensions of human connection. In the tradition of their seminal sophomore album The ’59 Sound, The Gaslight Anthem’s sixth full-length ultimately achieves of the tremendous feat of hitting every raw nerve while endlessly inspiring wildly triumphant singing-along.
Nirvana - In Utero 30th - Geffen
Celebrating In Utero’s 30th, the 8LP Super Deluxe features 180-gram pressings of the album + 5 b-sides & extra tracks newly remastered, 2 complete concerts from Los Angeles ’93 & Seattle ‘94 plus 6 additional live songs from the tour – 72 total tracks – 53 unreleased tracks. Added items: an Angel-on-acrylic panel; 48-pg book with unreleased photos; new 20-pg fanzine; LA gig poster litho; 2 ticket stubs; replicas of the promo Angel mobile, 3 gig flyers, all-access tour laminate & 4 backstage passes.
Sam Hunt - Between The Pines (Acoustic Mixtape) - MCA Nashville
Sam Hunt’s Between The Pines (Acoustic Mixtape) was originally released via his website in October 2013. Some of the songs later appeared on his debut studio album, Montevallo, while some were recorded by other artists. The mixtape was released in October 2015 by MCA Nashville. Now, it’s available for the first time on vinyl. This 2 LP set is pressed on CREAM vinyl.
Frank Sinatra - Platinum (70th Capitol Collection) - Capitol
Platinum celebrates in a beautiful, collectable 4LP set, the 70th anniversary of Frank Sinatra signing to Capitol Records, a moment that transformed his career and solidified his standing as one of the greatest interpretive singers of all time. For the next ten years, Sinatra recorded more than three hundred songs for Capitol, the majority of them included on the landmark ‘concept’ albums Sinatra pioneered. It is arguably the finest body of recorded work in popular music.
Jon Pardi - Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi - Capitol Nashville
Jon Pardi releases his first-ever Christmas album which includes standards and originals. Featuring 12 tracks with such holiday favorites as “Winter Wonderland” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” as well as new original songs like “Beer For Santa” and “I’ve Been Bad, Santa (with Pillbox Patti).” Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi is available on limited-edition GOLD vinyl.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Taylor Swift - 1989: Taylor's Version
Duran Duran - Danse Macabre [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Smog 2LP]
The Mountain Goats - Jenny From Thebes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Half Yellow/Half Black LP]
Taking Back Sunday - 152
The Kills - God Games [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Boomslang Green LP]
James Blunt - Who We Used To Be
Mayer Hawthorne - For All Time
Robert Finley - Black Bayou [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Olive Green w/Black Splatter LP]
Angie McMahon - Light, Dark, Light Again [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Green LP]
In This Moment - GODMODE
Ice Spice - Like..?: Deluxe Edition
Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil: 40th Anniversary
SOUTHALL - Southall [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black & White Splatter LP]
Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tan LP]
DJ Shadow - Action Adventure [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP]
Bruce Hornsby - Spirit Trail: 25th Anniversary
Video Age - Away From The Castle
Naoise Roo - Emotionally Magnificent
Superchunk - Misfits & Mistakes: Singles, B-Sides & Strays [2007-2023]
Poppy - Zig
Wargasm - Venom [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Ruby LP]
Prince & The New Power Generation - Diamonds And Pearls
Laufey - Bewitched
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - The Silver Cord [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Lucky Rainbow 2 LP]
SEVENTEEN - SEVENTEEN 11th Mini Album ‘SEVENTEENTH HEAVEN’
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New Kids On The Block - The Block: Revisited - Interscope
Bob Marley - Catch A Fire: 50th Anniversary - Tuff Gong
Bad Wolves - Die About It - Better Noise Music