Music Releases 06-08-18
Dave Matthews Band
The Mountain [LP]
Our Raw Heart [LP]
So Sad So Sexy
A Dying Machine [2LP]
Shannon In Nashville [LP]
Constant Image [LP]
Dance Gavin Dance
Artificial Selection [LP]
Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story The Soundtrack [2LP]
Lost & Found [LP]
Movie Releases 06-08-18
Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars [Blu-ray]
Love Simon [Movie]
Will & Grace [TV Series]
Will & Grace (The Revival): Season One
Orange Is The New Black [TV Series]
Orange Is The New Black: Season Five
Music Releases 06-15-18
It's rare that a band's debut album sounds as confident and self-assured as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's Hope Downs. To say that the first full-length from the Melbourne quintet improves on their buzz-building EPs from the last few years would be an understatement: the promise those early releases hinted at is fully realized here, with ten songs of urgent, passionate guitar pop that elicit warm memories of bands past, from the Go-Betweens' jangle to the charmingly lo-fi trappings of New Zealand's Flying Nun label. But don't mistake Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever for nostalgists: Hope Downs is the sound of a band finding its own collective voice.
Sometimes the catalyst for creating great art is simply being in the right place at the right time. For Arthur Buck, the new collaboration between singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur and guitarist Peter Buck, that place was Mexico, and that time was the fall of 2017. Specifically, a little town off the Baja coast named Todos Santos, with the Sierra de la Laguna mountains to the east and the bright blue Pacific stretching out infinitely to the west. It is here that Buck has, for the last several years, held the Todos Santos Music Festival, which he created with his wife, Chloe Johnson, in 2012, shortly after R.E.M. called it a day. Among the many artists who have played the festival is Joseph Arthur, who also happened to leave behind a guitar—a Dobro, specifically—after his last appearance there. And so last year he made the trek down to Todos Santos to pick up the instrument. Which is where he ran into Peter Buck.
That was the beginning of Arthur Buck. The creative result of this relationship is a vibrant 11-song collection that captures the spontaneity at the heart of the project—right down to the 1-2-3-4 count off from Buck that opens the record—with sounds and styles meshed together in an easy, almost playful manner. Tchad Blake was brought in to mix the proceedings, and the result is the new Arthur Buck—the result of a shockingly productive burst of inspiration.
Recorded with his band in Manchester at Marr's Crazy Face studios, 'Call The Comet' is the third solo record from the Smith's guitarist and follows 2013's critically acclaimed The Messenger and 2014's Playland; both of which made the UK top 10. "Call The Comet is set in the not-too-distant future" says Marr, "and is mostly concerned with the idea of an alternative society. It's my own magic realism." Songs include Actor Attractor, Walk Into The Sea, Bug and recent live favourite Spiral Cities. "The characters in the songs are searching for a new idealism, although there are some personal songs in there too. It's something that people like me can relate to." Says Marr.
The Gaslight Anthem and SideOneDummy celebrate 10 years of the seminal album, The '59 Sound. New compilation features rare, unreleased, and alternate takes recorded during the '59 Sound sessions. Launching a tour in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the album, kicking off May 27th in Washington D.C.
In the months since the passing of Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, Shinoda has immersed himself in art as a way of processing his grief. With no agenda, Shinoda hunkered down alone in his Los Angeles home and began writing, recording, and painting. In January, he released the Post Traumatic EP consisting of three deeply personal songs - each one a powerful, stream-of-consciousness expression of unvarnished grief - accompanied by homemade visuals that Shinoda filmed, painted and edited himself. The response was overwhelmingly positive,with New York Times stating "The tracks are reverberant electronic dirges; the rhymes, heading into sung choruses, testify to bewilderment, mourning, resentment, self-pity and questions about what to do."
Following the EP release, Shinoda continued to create, and the result is the upcoming Post Traumatic, a transparent and intensely personal album that, despite its title, isn't entirely about grief, though it does start there. "It's a journey out of grief and darkness, not into grief and darkness," Shinoda says. Ultimately, Post Traumatic is an album about healing. The songs, though specific about Shinoda's experience with loss, manage to be universally relatable, thanks to their honesty and heart. "If people have been through something similar, I hope they feel less alone," he says. "If they haven't been through this, I hope they feel grateful."
Melody's Echo Chamber (aka Melody Prochet) has confirmed her second album, Bon Voyage, will be released on June 15th on Fat Possum Records. Made up of seven expansive tracks, Bon Voyage marries Melody's breathless soprano to the wildest sonic excursions, always pinned to an emphatic, clattering groove as she delivers her fables of spiritual search and emotional healing in multiple tongues (French, English and Swedish).
Bon Voyage is a collaborative record between Prochet and Dungen's Reine Fiske and The Amazing's Fredrik Swahn with Melody sculpting and producing the sessions as well as encouraging the players around her to experiment, often with instruments that might be less familiar to them. It also features special guests Gustav Esjtes and Johan Holmegaard (both from Dungen) and Nicholas Allbrook (Pond).
2018 album from one of the most successful melodic alt rock bands still making music today. Features a stellar set of new original material including the fantastic lead-off track "Break," the ferocious rocker "Here Again" and lots more. Gin Blossoms is a rock band formed in 1987 in Tempe, Arizona. They first came to notice with their first major label album, New Miserable Experience (1992). After a series of charting singles, the band broke up in 1997. They reunited in 2002 and released a fourth album, Major Lodge Victory, in 2006, and a fifth, No Chocolate Cake, in 2010.
Wilko’s first album of new material in 30 + years! Recorded at Rockfield Studios, where famously Wilko and the Feelgoods parted company back in ’77. Guests on the album are Mick Talbot on keyboards and Steve Weston on harmonica, both of whom were featured on Wilko’s last recorded with Roger Daltrey. 12 tracks, CD digi-sleeve format on legendary label Chess!
Mayday Parade are an emo/rock band from Tallahassee, Florida. Over the course of the last 10 years, they’ve sold over 1,180,000 combined albums. Four of their releases have sold over 100,000 units each, with their most successful album selling over 500,000. Mayday Parade have headlined the Vans Warped Tour 5 times and will headline the tour again this summer.
Movie Releases 06-15-18
Multiple Grammy Award winner, Norah Jones, plays an exclusive sold-out show at the world-famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London. This wonderfully intimate live performance film sees Jones return to the piano, accompanied on stage by drummer Brian Blade and bassist Chris Thomas to form a classic jazz trio. The group play tracks from Jones’ sixth solo album Day Breaks and a selection of hits from her extensive catalogue including the hit singles, 'Carry On', ‘Flipside' and 'Don’t Know Why’.
John Boyega (Star Wars series) is the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity's victory against the monstrous "Kaiju". Now an even more fearsome alien threat has been unleashed on the world and Jake is called back into action by his former co-pilot, Lambert (Scott Eastwood), and a 15-year-old Jaeger hacker, Amara (Cailee Spaeny). Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.
Music Releases 06-22-18
Nine Inch Nails
Bad Witch [LP]
The Record Company
All Of This Life [LP]
Panic! At The Disco
Pray For The Wicked [LP]
Manic Street Preachers
Resistance Is Futile [LP]
Live At Dynamo Open Air 1998 [2LP]
T. Hardy Morris
Dude, The Obscure [LP]
Stand For Something Or Die For Nothing [LP]
Baby I Love You [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
Heaven and Earth [LP]
Dan + Shay
Dan + Shay
Have Mercy EP [Vinyl]
The 4th Movement
The 4th Movement [LP]