Shania Twain - Queen Of Me - Republic Nashville
Five-time GRAMMY® award winning and multi-platinum selling icon, Shania Twain, releases her new album, Queen Of Me, via Republic Nashville, a division of Republic Records. Her sixth original full-length album, Queen Of Me, is the superstar's most triumphant-feeling body of work; an album about standing in your own power and worshipping yourself. Its lead single “Waking Up Dreaming” was co-written and produced with BTS hitmaker David Stewart.
SYML - The Day My Father Died - Nettwerk Records
SYML's music has a sacred quality. The solo venture of Seattle artist Brian Fennell, it's themes tap into the instincts that drive us to places of sanctuary, whether that be a place or person. "It comes back to your identity of being human; throughout time we've shared the same drive," he explains. His own upbringing - interwoven with experiences of abandonment, adoption, loss, grief and love - is what drives him to question how connections between people shape us as individuals. The Day My Father Died is an exceptional record. Over 15 songs, Syml offers a profound exploration of the ways in which our lives intertwine. Throughout the album, Syml weaves in familiar iconography as a means of examining his feelings towards others, and about himself.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEKFor more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Tycho - Dive
Raye - My 21st Century Blues
The Go! Team - Get Up Sequences Part Two [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
James Brandon Lewis - Eye Of I
Young Fathers - Heavy Heavy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Sunny War - Anarchist Gospel [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red LP]
Twiztid - Freek Show: Twiztid 25th Anniversary [Limited Edition Transparent Red with Splatter 2 LP]
Brit Taylor - Kentucky Blue
Korn - Requiem Mass [Limited Edition Bluejay LP]
'Weird Al' Yankovic - Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Ghost - Seven Inches of Satanic Panic [Purple Vinyl Single]
Weezer - SZNZ: Spring EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Glow In The Dark Vinyl]
John Frusciante - . I :
Discovery - LP: Deluxe Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
Sparta - Sparta [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Rikki Ililonga - Zambia [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Smoke LP]
The Pharcyde - Bizzare Ride II The Pharcyde [RSD Essential Clear w/ Purple & Yellow Splatter 2LP]
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Andy Shauf - Norm - Anti
Andy Shauf’s songs unfold like short fiction: they’re densely layered with colorful characters and a rich emotional depth. On his new studio album Norm, Andy Shauf’s songwriting veers decidedly more oblique, hinting at sinister happenings and dark motivations. The result: an intoxicating collection of mellifluous melodies and beguiling lyrics. Levitating, synth-laden atmospherics drive Shauf’s storytelling on ‘Norm,’ mixed by Neal Pogue (Tyler, the Creator). In 2016, The Party catapulted Andy Shauf to indie notoriety, followed by 2020’s The Neon Skyline which landed Andy Shauf performances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and CBS This Morning: Saturday, a Polaris Prize nomination, and mentions on several best-of lists — among them, a track on Barack Obama’s playlist and praise from Pitch- fork, The Atlantic, Esquire, Stereogum, and more.
Sam Smith - Gloria - Capitol
Following the global success of the unstoppable single “Unholy” featuring pop diva Kim Petras, Sam Smith releases their fourth studio album, Gloria. The 13-track record is Sam’s boldest statement yet and comes off the back of an undeniable run of success with the lead single from the album.
Quinn XCII - The People’s Champ - Republic Records
Quinn XCII’s new album The People’s Champ features 13 brand-new tracks. The new album releases this week and includes collaborations with Big Sean and more!
Tyler Hubbard - Tyler Hubbard - EMI Records Nashville
Tyler Hubbard will releases his debut solo album. With 19 No. 1 singles on country radio, countless awards, and sold-out tours, Tyler Hubbard has already had a remarkable career as a songwriter and as one half of multi-platinum duo Florida Georgia Line. Now, Hubbard is embarking on a solo career with his debut solo album Tyler Hubbard. The 18-track album includes his hit single “5 Foot 9” and the songs “Dancin’ In The Country” and “Small Town Me”. The self-titled project was produced by Hubbard and Jordan Schmidt with Hubbard writing on all of the tracks.
Eminem - The Eminem Show: 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition - Aftermath
The Eminem Show (his fourth studio album) was originally released on May 26, 2002 by Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records and Interscope. Featuring guest appearances from Obie Trice, D12, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg, Dina Rae and Eminem's daughter Hailie Jade Scott-Mathers, this Expanded Edition 4 LP set on 180-gram vinyl includes audio from the 1999 Tramps show in New York, as well as the previously unreleased track "Jimmy, Brian, and Mike."
ALSO OUT THIS WEEKFor more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
White Reaper - Asking For A Ride
The Arcs - Electrophonic Chronic [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear w/Black Splatter LP]
Samia - Honey [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP+Flexi Disc]
SG Lewis - AudioLust & HigherLove
Elle King - Come Get Your Wife
Bob Dylan - Fragments – Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series Vol. 17
JW Francis - Dream House
Illiterate Light - Sunburned
The Cure - Wish: 30th Anniversary Edition
Ghost - Meliora [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe Translucent Yellow 2LP]
Bass Drum Of Death - Say I Won’t [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ivory LP]
Avril Lavigne - Let Go: 20th Anniversary Edition
Marvin Gaye - Greatest Hits Live In '76
Ava Max - Diamonds & Dancefloors
Kimbra - A Reckoning
Green Day - Nimrod: 25th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver 5LP Box Set]
Elvis Presley - Elvis On Tour [CD Box Set]
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sea Blue LP]
Fucked Up - One Day [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Blue In Milky Clear LP]
Steve Vai - Vai/Gash
R. Ring - War Poems, We Rested
H.C. McEntire - Every Acre [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - The Name Chapter: TEMPTATION
Stephen Sondheim, Sara Bareilles, Into The Woods 2022 Broadway Cast - Into The Woods (2022 Broadway Cast Recording)
Lil Yachty - Let's Start Here.
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Following the global success of the unstoppable single “Unholy” featuring pop diva Kim Petras, Sam Smith will be releasing their fourth studio album, Gloria, on January 27, 2023. The 13-track record will be Sam’s boldest statement yet and comes off the back of an undeniable run of success with the lead single from the album.
Vinyl: $110.43 Buy
Recorded and largely self-produced in Nashville with the help of close friend and engineer Jeremy Ferguson, Asking for a Ride finds the Louisville band taking a more direct and in-your-face approach, prioritizing the collection’s raw energy and its ability to translate live through ripping and nervy compositions. It’s White Reaper at their most exciting - dialing up the chrome-plated riffs and monster hooks – a welcome reminder of just how much fun rock music can be. “We ask ourselves: ‘Does it sound good when we play it in the room together?’ And if it does, those are the songs we want to pursue,” vocalist/guitarist Tony Esposito noted. Guitarist Hunter Thompson concurred: “We started to recognize how we operate best as a band.”
CD: $140.14 Buy
The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy's highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series takes a fresh look at Time Out of Mind, Dylan's mid-career masterpiece, celebrating the album and its enduring impact 25 years after its original release on September 30, 1997. Fragments - Time Out of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series Vol.17 follows the evolution of songs written for the album, from intimate early incarnations in the previously unreleased 1996 Teatro sessions through incandescent live renditions showcasing Dylan and his touring ensemble channeling the songs on-stage from 1998-2001.
Disc one premieres 2022 mixes, by Michael H. Brauer, of the eleven original recordings on Time Out of Mind, sounding more like how the songs came across when the musicians originally played them in the room.
Discs two and three are comprised of rare outtakes and alternate versions of songs written for Time Out of Mind including four original Dylan compositions--"Dreamin' of You," "Red River Shore," "Mississippi" (later re-recorded for "Love & Theft" in 2001) and "Marchin' to the City"--not included on the canonical 1997 tracklist. A fifth unreleased performance, Dylan's interpretation of "The Water is Wide," a traditional folk song of Scottish origin (and spiritual precursor of "Highlands," Time Out of Mind's epic closer) opens Disc Two.
Disc four presents songs from Time Out of Mind in a series of spectacular live performances from 1998-2001. All tracks on disc four are previously unavailable with the exception of "Make You Feel My Love" (May 21, 1998, Los Angeles).
As a bonus for fans, disc five brings together studio recordings of the four Dylan songs omitted from the original Time Out of Mind track list as well as exemplary live performances of "Cold Irons Bound" and "Tryin' To Get To Heaven." The twelve tracks on disc five were previously available on The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs.
Indie Exclusive Blue Edition, comes w/exclusive flexi disc ft. cover of Yeah Yeah Yeahs Maps
There’s a line on Honey, the latest album from Nashville-via-NYC songwriter Samia, about Aspen Grove, a collection of 40,000 trees in the plains of North America, all connected by a single expansive root system. There’s no stronger metaphor for the audience the 25-year-old empathy engine has been generating since she began releasing music seven years ago. Her songs, her fans, her friends: one enormous, interconnected ecosystem. Honey, comprised of eleven new moments of catharsis, is by and for that organism. Set for release on January 23rd 2023 via Grand Jury Music, the album was recorded at North Carolina studio Betty’s –- owned and operated by Sylvan Esso’s Nick Sandborn and Amelia Meath, frequent touring partners of Samia’s. It was produced by Caleb Wright, part of the team that helmed Samia’s breakthrough 2020 debut The Baby, and a founding member of one of Samia’s favorite bands, The Happy Children. It features some of her nearest and dearest friends: Christian Lee Hutson, Briston Maroney, Jake Luppen, Raffaella. Its songs were surreptitiously road tested for her devotees while opening for Lucy Dacus, Courtney Barnett, and more. The end result is what Samia calls simply “a real community record.”
Vinyl: $139.99 Buy
Nimrod, Green Day’s fifth studio album, was originally released on October 14 1997. The Billboard Top 10 LP declared “Green Days best!” by Kerrang was driven by the hit singles “Hitchin’ A Ride”, “Redundant”, “Nice Guys Finish Last” and “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” the latter of which has sold 5 million copies in the US alone. The song was written as a spiteful ballad and has evolved into the soundtrack of everyone’s seminal life moments; even being featured in the Seinfeld series finale. The album has sold over 3 million copies in the US (triple platinum) and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum, or gold in several other countries, including the UK, Japan, Canada, Australia and Spain.
This 25th Anniversary Edition includes the original album, one disc of previously unreleased Nimrod demos, and a live set from Philadelphia recorded one month after Nimrod was released.
The 14 track demos disc includes two unreleased Green Day tracks (“You Irritate Me” and “Tre Polka”), plus a cover of the classic Elvis Costello song “Allison” (previously unreleased).
The live album was recorded at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia on November 14 1997. The 20-song set includes several songs from Nimrod, plus fan favorites from their previous albums and singles.
30th Anniversary Edition of the Cure’s best-selling, Grammy-nominated album ‘WISH.’ Newly remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Featuring the hit singles “High,” “Friday I’m In Love,” and “A Letter To Elise”
Featuring four instrumentals taken from the 'Wish' sessions, recorded at the Manor Winter 1991. Strictly Limited to 3500 copies worldwide.
Describing their first three albums as a trilogy that is now complete, Meath and Sanborn see No Rules Sandy as the beginning of a new period, with songs that are “wilder and stranger and more cathartic than the band used to be,” as Nick Sanborn puts it. “It feels like who we actually are,” Amelia Meath adds. “It just feels like us. We’re not trying to fit into the mold, just happily being our freak selves.”
Cruel Country–Wilco’s universally-acclaimed 12th studio album will be available for the first time on vinyl and in a standard retail CD format via dBpm Records on January 20th. The double-disc packages are comprised of 21 Country Music inspired tracks, recorded at the band’s Chicago studio–The Loft.
Originally released in May 2022 (digital only) and in a limited “pre-release” CD edition for the June RSD drop, lead tracks “Falling Apart (Right Now)” and “Tired Of Taking It Out On You” have already become staples on non-commercial, public and AAA radio. Cruel Country songs and graphics have been featured throughout the band’s June European tour and August/September/October North American tour.
A new music video for “A Lifetime To Find” will be released in conjunction with the pre-order announcement.
Bandleader Jeff Tweedy has commented a length on the concept and recording process of Cruel Country in numerous podcasts, online interviews and print articles:
“There have been elements of Country Music in everything we’ve ever done. We’ve never been particularly comfortable with accepting that definition, the idea that I was making Country Music. But now, having been around the block a few times, we’re finding it exhilarating to free ourselves within the form, and embrace the simple limitation of calling the music we’re making Country.”
Jon Pareles in The New York Times wrote: “Wilco makes an understated magnum opus. Its tone is naturalistic and understated; the album was recorded largely with Wilco playing live in the studio as a six-man band, quietly savoring the chance to make music together after pandemic isolation.”
Jon Dolan in Rolling Stone wrote: “Their latest is a beautifully rootsy album with a broken sense of patriotic concern.” ****
Tagged in multiple publications’ mid-summer Best of Albums of 2022 (so far) Lists including
Variety, Rolling Stone, Spin, Uproxx and Paste.
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
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“Lovage” is defined as “an herb that is said to be a benefit for relieving abdominal pains due to gastrointestinal gas…also touted to reduce flatulence when consumed as a tea.” But when placed in the able hands of sonic mastermind Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, recording under the guise of musical lothario Nathaniel Merriweather, the result is a concept album of “music to make love to your old lady by.” With the help of collaborators such as Mike Patton (vocals), Jennifer Charles (vocals) and Kid Koala (turntables), Merriweather serves as your personal guide to the sensual side of life, painting a satirical, darkly funny portrait of love and sex with left-field hip-hop and instrumentals as only he can do.