New Release Round-Up 05-27-22
Def Leppard - Diamond Star Halos - Mercury
Diamond Star Halos is the brand new album from Def Leppard, their first since their chart topping self-titled Def Leppard record in 2015. Written by the band over the past two years it features 15 tracks including the anthemic, stadium-ready singles “Kick” and “Fire It Up”, with guest vocals from Alison Krauss on “This Guitar” and “Lifeless”. The album title references T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” with nods to T.Rex, David Bowie and Mott The Hoople across the album, which mixes the sound of their classic spirit with modern fire.
Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary - Geffen
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind Super Deluxe contains 8 LPs on 180-gram heavy vinyl showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Melbourne, Tokyo and Del Mar, California. Also included is a first-ever 7-inch for “Endless, Nameless” with B-sides “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm,” and a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos. Also available LP+7in, Deluxe 2CD and Super Deluxe 5 CD/Blu-ray Box Set.
ABBA - ABBA - Album Box Set - Capitol
The set, which includes the quartet's triumphant 2021 reunion set, Voyage, coincides with the opening of the unique concert experience ABBA Voyage at the ABBA Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London. The 10LP edition is pressed on 180-gram, heavyweight vinyl and housed in a bespoke box. The 10LP Box Set brings the ABBA story right up to date with the inclusion of Voyage, the 2021 album that added a spectacular new chapter to their unrivalled story. It topped the charts in 18 countries around the world, winning numerous platinum and gold certifications and becoming the group's highest-ranking album in the US in ABBA's history, at No.2. Voyage topped the charts in the UK and across most of Europe, as well as in Australia. Despite only being released in November 2021, it became the No.1 album of the year in Germany, Sweden, and elsewhere, and No.3 in the UK. The set also includes ABBA Tracks, with such non-album singles as "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)," "Fernando," and other favorite B-sides. Also available 10CD Box Set.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Just Mustard - Heart Under [Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP]
Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Liam Gallagher - C'mon You Know [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends: 20th Anniversary Edition [LP + 10in]
Jack Harlow - Come Home The Kids Miss You
Doja Cat - Planet Her [Deluxe 2LP]
Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Pink LP]
Painted Shield - Painted Shield 2
Some Girls - Heaven's Pregnant Teens [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Gold Swirl LP]
Dehd - Blue Skies [Limited Edition Pink Lipstick LP]
Bright Eyes - A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
Bright Eyes - Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
Caroline Polachek - Billions [Red Vinyl Single]
Various Artists - Top Gun: Maverick (Music From The Motion Picture)
Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
Bruce Hornsby - 'Flicted [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Yellow LP]
HAAi - Baby, We're Ascending [Limited Edition Splatter LP]
Jonny Greenwood - The Power Of The Dog (Soundtrack From The Netflix Film)
The Frightnrs - Always [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Splatter LP]
ENHYPEN - DIMENSION : SENKOU [Standard Edition CD]
The Locust - New Erections [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Smoke LP]
Ugly Heroes - Ugly Heroes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Decapitated - Cancer Culture [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
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Post Malone - Twelve Carat Toothache - Mercury
Post Malone (9-time Grammy nominee) says of Twelve Carat Toothache, "I think this whole record is the most honest record I've made, and I'm so pumped for people to hear it. Every song in there tells a story."
S.G. Goodman - Teeth Marks - Verve
On her sophomore album, S.G. Goodman brings a series of powerful vignettes to life, with a sound that builds off her Southern roots but ventures deeper into indie rock and punk. Teeth Marks is about what love actually is: its psychological and physical imprint, its light, and its darkness.
Ben Zaidi - Acre of Salt. - Nettwerk Records
"Fusing elements of each of his early influences, from Joni Mitchell to Phoebe Bridgers, Zaidi is creating soundscapes that bring awareness of documenting the euphoric high-and-low feelings of youth." - Unpublished Magazine. "Reminds us of the Garden State soundtrack in all of it's closeness and acoustic guitar strumming. This one's terrific." - American Songwriter. '2013' is a sweeping nostalgic offering from Zaidi... emotive, lyrically dense reflections... pulling from folk touchstones." - Under The Radar. "Formerly lo-fi, now increasingly hi-fi future soul musician." - KEXP
Jasmyn - In The Wild - Anti
Jasmyn is the new solo project created by Jasmyn Burke, former singer-song- writer and frontwoman of the critically acclaimed Canadian band, Weaves. Having two JUNO nominations for Alternative Album of the Year and two SOCAN Songwriting Prize nominations, Burke has established herself as one of Canada’s most exciting and fresh voices. With this new project, she has decided to use her own name, Jasmyn, to mark the start of exploring her own unique sound as a solo artist. Collaborating remotely with Los Angeles-based producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten) on a body of work she had compiled over months of being in lockdown. Finally in the Spring of 2021, Jasmyn went to LA to record with Congleton, exploring themes of finding patterns in life and how to perhaps change them. On the general direction of her new album In The Wild, Jasmyn said, “This was written during the Fall of 2020; The world was feeling pretty heavy, and I felt myself wanting to write music that created a mood of happiness and space to grow. I feel like I have grown and changed as a person over the last few years and wanted to write songs that created a sense of confidence and well-being.”
Frank Sinatra - Watertown: Remastered - Capitol
Released in 1970, Watertown is a lost masterpiece. It was a turning point for Frank Sinatra: a concept album from the man who pioneered the concept album, written by Bob Gaudio, of Four Seasons fame, and Jake Holmes, who previously had written the Four Seasons’ own concept album. Despite a top 5 AC chart showing for the single “I Would Be In Love (anyway),” the album was poorly received at the time, but has gone through a re-evaluation in recent years and is now considered one of Sinatra’s finest recordings. The LP edition featuring the original 10-track sequence, a package with all original lyrics, a printed sleeve with new liner notes, a track-by-track breakdown from Mr. Gaudio, and a 12” X 24” poster.
Darius Rucker - #1’s Volume 1 - Capitol Nashville
Darius Rucker will be releasing his #1’s on CD for the first time. It includes 10 #1 Hits that span over 10 years. It begins with "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" which was his first #1 and all of the way up to 2020 with his #1- "Beers and Sunshine". Darius has released 5 solo country albums on Capitol Records Nashville that have included 10 #1 Country Songs.