Music Releases 05-08-20
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Reunions [Black LP]
Petals For Armor [2LP]
Fake Names [LP]
Straight Songs Of Sorrow [LP]
Boy [Pink Glass 2LP]
American Love Story
The Reckoning Dawn [2LP]
Time Lapse [Transparent Forest Green LP]
Blood Brothers [Limited Edition Red LP]
Phaseshifter [Limited Edition LP]
Show World [Limited Edition LP]
Bridget Kearney & Benjamin Lazar Davis
Still Flying [LP]
Part Time Punks EP
Propelled Into Sacrilege - Single
Dreamland - Single
Country Radio - Single
Orange And Blue - Single
Movie Releases 05-12-20
Birds of Prey DC [Movie]
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
Blumhouse's Fantasy Island [Movie]
Blumhouse's Fantasy Island
The Photograph [Movie]
Music Releases 05-15-20
Sleaford Mods are set to continue their onslaught into 2020 with the release of All That Glue, a collection of songs spanning the last seven years of the bands career; an array of crowd pleasers, B sides, unheard tracks and rarities for fans and the curious, released via Rough Trade.
North Carolina's cherished Americana band is back with a new look and feel! Chatham County Line's 12th studio album, Strange Fascination features newly added drums and modern effects that drive a revamped sound. From the dreamy shuffle of 'Oh Me Oh My' to the bold acceptance of 'Leave this World,' the group demonstrates their sharp self-awareness with a good dose of humor. A beautifully crafted album, Strange Fascination highlights the band's exceptional songcraft and musicianship, as well as their continual innovation.
2020 release. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, the San Francisco-based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen, release their fifth studio album Temple. The album is among Thao's most open and honest work yet, finding her coming out in her public life after a long career in which she kept her queer identity quiet in an effort to avoid turmoil with and alienation from a family and culture she deeply loves. Temple follows Thao & the Get Down Stay Down's 2016 album A Man Alive which was released to widespread critical praise. NPR Music called it a 'brilliant, jarring new album'[Nguyen's] most rewarding work yet,' while Pitchfork raved that it is 'Nguyen's most rhythmically robust, gleefully discordant release to date' and Stereogum called it 'explosive and melodically dense.' Over the past year Thao served as guest host of the acclaimed podcast Song Exploder.
Hamilton Leithauser has proven himself as a master collaborator and solo artist throughout his nearly 20 year career. Following his time as the frontman of the Walkmen, Leithauser released the critically acclaimed collaboration with Rostam "I Had a Dream That You Were Mine" in 2016. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart, #1 New Artist Album, and was named one of the Year's Best by Pitchfork, Esquire, NPR, and more. His latest work and second solo record "The Loves of Your Life" is set to be released on April 10, 2020. It was written and produced by Hamilton in his home studio and is a collection of stories about real people he's met over his years living in New York City.
2020 release. Streamed over 1.5 billion times, and triumphant on stage everywhere from Governors Ball to Austin City Limits, Two Feet upholds a powerful connection to the crowd on his full-length debut, Pink. He initially made his mark on the 2016 viral, platinum-certified smash "Go F*** Yourself". Now, Two Feet sells out shows worldwide. Pink illuminates the full scope of his signature sound, hinting at more to come.
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Following 2015’s In Colour and global touring with The xx, Idontknow is Jamie’s return to the club. It lived through late 2019 - everywhere from Jamie’s own low-key parties In London and LA to OIL Club in Shenzhen, Caribou’s BBC Essential Mix to Ben UFO on The Lot. Now in uncertain times, it remains a release of energy - to move to, let loose to and to look forward to parties again.
"I don't play country this stuff is dirt emo it's like crying in a barn or anguishing in your room with a banjo." Ruston Kelly's Dirt Emo vol. 1, the new collection of dirt-soaked covers, was hand-picked by Kelly from some of his revered predecessors. The project includes acclaimed renditions of Taylor Swift's "All Too Well" and the Carter Family's "Weeping Willow," showing the full spectrum of material comprised in this previously uncharted genre, solidifying Ruston as the Father of Dirt Emo.
Between The Buried And Me is the self-titled first studio album by the GRAMMY-nominated progressive metal five-piece. Formed in 2000, the band originally released this album with Lifeforce Records in 2002 and soon after gained the attention of iconic Chicago-based record label Victory Records. Victory signed the band and re-released the record as an enhanced CD in 2004. Described as “one of the fiercest albums in the hardcore community” by AllMusic, this formative album set the band up to be a key player in the evolving hardcore scene. While the album was praised for its brave blend of mathcore, grindcore and death metal elements into their already unique sound, the lyrics also set them apart from their peers. The band addressed their thoughts on controversial topics ranging from politics to organized religion – issues not often addressed in this music scene at this time. This pressing has been newly remixed and remastered to commemorate the band’s 20th anniversary.
2020 release. In the life of any interesting artist, there is the perpetual war between the simplicity of public perception and the complexities of reality. Consider Hanni El Khatib, a definitive purveyor of visceral, blues-wracked, punk-spiked, soul-warped, knife fight rock n' roll over the last decade. You may be familiar with him through any one of his four acclaimed solo albums on Innovative Leisure, his work with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, or as one of the rare polymaths able to artfully blend serrated guitars and hardcore rap on collaborations with GZA and Freddie Gibbs. And while these are all real things that could accurately yield a sketch of the multi-dimensional Los Angeles-based artist, they amount to little more than a black and white pencil sketch. More compelling is the Hanni El Khatib of terrestrial existence, who is less susceptible to being pigeonholed by shrewd branding or capsule biography. There is the Hanni El Khatib who existed before he was a professional musician. This was the rap and punk-revering San Francisco skate rat, who grew up digging in the crates for samples to flip on his bedroom MPC - who would eventually become the creative director for the venerable streetwear label HUF. There is the second chapter in which El Khatib moved to LA to pursue music full-time and almost immediately found himself embraced by KCRW and on tour with Florence and the Machine. Music supervisors synced his music in Audi commercials that played at the Super Bowl. Over the last several years, El Khatib had become close friends with Leon Michels, best known as the mastermind of the soul controllers, the El Michels Affair, but who has also quietly racked up producer credits for the likes of pop juggernauts like Lana Del Rey, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, and Eminem - as well as working in sessions with Grammy-winning super-producer Mark Ronson.
Set My Heart On Fire Immediately is the fifth studio album from Perfume Genius that will be released May 15th on Matador Records. It sees artist and musician Mike Hadreas re-teaming with GRAMMY-nominated producer Blake Mills and features contributions from musicians Jim Keltner, Pino Palladino and Matt Chamberlin. It was recorded in Los Angeles, where Perfume Genius settled in 2017 with longtime partner and musical collaborator Alan Wyffels. 'I wanted to feel more open, more free and spiritually wild,' says Hadreas, 'and I'm in a place now where those feelings are very close-- but it can border on being unhinged. I wrote these songs as a way to be more patient, more considered -- to pull at all these chaotic threads hovering around me and weave them in to something warm, thoughtful and comforting.'
In a career built on reflective, deeply personal songwriting, Nahko's extraordinary new album, 'Take Your Power Back' (May 15, 2020), stands as far and away his most profound, revelatory, and fully realized collection yet. Recorded in Los Angeles and Executive Produced by cut & dry, the record grapples with grief, trauma, and reconciliation, learning to face heartache head on and embrace the peace and serenity that comes with understanding and acceptance. As heavy as all that may sound, 'Take Your Power Back' is as uplifting and infectious as anything Nahko has ever released, blending socially conscious folk and rock with soulful, alt-R & B, genre-bending production. It's an album of growth, of courage, of resilience. It's a testament to the beauty and evolution that can come from fully inhabiting our pain, and it's proof positive that our true power- spiritual, physical, and emotional-inevitably comes from within.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 album from British gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost. Obsidian, the group's 16th studio album, was recorded with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, eschews it's immediate predecessors' gruesome, myopic approach in favor of a richer and more dynamic deluge of black shades. From the deceptive elegance and dual atmospheres of opener "Darker Thoughts" through to the crushing, baroque doom of war-torn closer "Ravenghast", Obsidian reveals a band in masterful control of a broad array of vital ideas.
Travis Denning will release his debut six-track EP on May 15th. BEER'S BETTER COLD showcases his signature sound, as husky vocals and infectious charm resonate on every song. Opening with melody-driven `Where That Beer's Been', the momentum grows with Top 15 single `After A Few', the "wickedly fun good-riddance romp" (People) `ABBY' and the "steamy, simmering, sexy" (Music Row) `Tank Of Gas And A Radio Song'. The EP digs into Denning's roots and young love. CD in mini-jacket packaging.
Home is a slippery concept for Jonah Mutono. The 25-year-old London-born musician moved to Philadelphia before returning to their native Uganda 9 years later after struggling to find a sense of belonging in the States. Blending R&B, pop and avant-garde, GERG is a rebirth of Jonah's music, bringing his experiences of self-discovery to light- the good, the bad, the beautiful, the challenging, the sacred & the profane-in songs as revealing as they are captivating.
DEVANGELIC are back with their third full length album, ERSETU (Akkadian for "Mesopotamian Underworld / Realm of the Dead"). Concept based on the Annunaki myth, Those Who from Heaven to Earth Came - the theory of creation through alien DNA, human slavery and the legend of the great serpent (the Knower) as the emblem of Enki and of two of his sons. A journey through the ancient land of Mesopotamia all combined with the darkest elements of the Sumerian's religion and deities.
WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD is a question Nick Hakim has asked himself since he was young and struggling in school; a reflection of what's happening in his head as he sorts through his life and the tumult around the globe. WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD articulates a sense of confusion alongside a desire for hope and clarity. The album was produced by his longtime collaborator Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Bon Iver), who also produced Hakim's breakthrough debut "Green Twins". Double LP in gatefold jacket.
Movie Releases 05-19-20
Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full ride to college, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is stuck in a meaningless job and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boy starts to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?
In a fantasy realm that evolved into a contemporary suburbia, teen elf brothers Barley and Ian Lightfoot (voiced by Chris Pratt, Tom Holland) got a stunning gift from their mom (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) when Ian turned 16: an heirloom spell that would return their late father to life for one day. The novice conjurers, though, only brought him back from the waist down-and their road trip for a mystic fix propels this funny and poignant Pixar opus. With the voices of Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Ali Wong. 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.
After nearly three decades of whizzing across the videogame landscape, the spiny speedster streaks onto the big screen in this engaging mix of live action and animation. Having breached the barrier into our universe-specifically, small-town Montana-Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) gets the help of a sympathetic cop (James Marsden) in outrunning the pursuing feds and their hired gun, crackpot scientist Dr. Ivo Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally, Neal McDonough also star. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.
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From the Walking Dead universe, a group of survivors led by Morgan Jones and Alicia Clark has a clear mission: locate survivors and provide help for others in an effort to make up for the wrongdoings of their pasts and make what's left of the world a slightly better place.
Music Releases 05-22-20
Steve Earle & The Dukes
Ghosts of West Virginia [LP]
Notes On A Conditional Form
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Chunky Shrapnel [Vomit Bomb Edition 2LP]
The Teskey Brothers
Live At The Forum [Opaque Blue LP]
Victor Wainwright & The Train
Moral Of The Story: Chapter 1 & 2 [Yellow LP]
The Airborne Toxic Event
I Love The New Sky [LP]
I Still Play
Best Wishes [LP]
Brat [Blue LP]
Don't Let The Ink Dry [LP]