Music Releases 03-13-20
Multi-platinum pop singer, songwriter and sought-after hitmaker, Mike Posner has become one of the world's most recognizable voices. The RIAA 4x-platinum smash "I Took A Pill In Ibiza"-which has over 3 billion streams, made history as "one of Spotify's Top 10 Most Streamed Songs of All Time," and earned him a Grammyr nomination. In 2019, Posner went on a walk across America, covering 2,851 miles from coast to coast. The trek inspired his album, Keep Going.
Originally released in 1998, Spoon's sophomore album A Series of Sneaks has not only become a favorite amongst the most diehard of Spoon fans, but is widely considered an overlooked classic in the band's exceptional repertoire. With all but three of the 14 tracks coming in under three minutes, A Series of Sneaks is a remarkably economic yet incredibly boisterous album that sounds as exciting and inventive since its original release over twenty years ago.
Building on the pop experimentalism of their previous album Girls Can Tell, Spoon's fourth full length Kill the Moonlight marked an important creative milestone for the band and solidified frontman Britt Daniel as one of the most unique voices and songwriters in rock. Featuring fan favorites such as 'The Way We Get By', 'Small Stakes', and 'Stay Don't Go', Kill the Moonlight remains one of the most celebrated and cherished albums of the band's illustrious career.
Upon recording their seventh full length album Transference, Spoon did away with producers and decided to completely self-produce their record for the first time. The result was a more expansive and creatively spontaneous record that harkens back to the humble beginnings of the band's history while continuing to push their sound into more experimental spheres. Featuring singles 'Who Makes Your Money', 'Written in Reverse' and fan favorite 'Got Nuffin', Transference is a fully unfiltered look at one of the most creative acts in modern music.
Many of the most beautiful recordings in Ella Fitzgerald’s catalog were her duets with pianists. The freedom afforded by this simple configuration resulted in some of her most sensitive, affecting and heartfelt work. This collection assembles every recording Ella made in the piano duo format - for the Decca, Verve and Pablo labels. It includes 1950’s Ella Sings Gershwin, 1954’s Songs In A Mellow Mood (both with Ellis Larkins), 1956’s Let No Man Write My Epitaph (with Paul Smith).
Single LP, opaque red vinyl, packaged in a transparent sleeve containing 5 mylar transparencies with design elements and 5 board inserts each featuring a member of the band.
Grouplove kicked off 2020 with their anarchistic, high-energy new single “Deleter,” and show no signs of slowing down in the lead-up to their fourth studio album HEALER – out March 13th via Canvasback/Atlantic Records. The Los Angeles based five-piece has spent the past two years writing and recording their most visceral and cathartic songs to date, all while experiencing and bearing witness to a great deal of change, trauma, and growth. From recording in El Paso within eyeshot of the border during the height of the family separation crisis, to brain surgery for frontwoman Hannah Hooper, to immersing themselves in new creative spaces with producers Dave Sitek and Malay – their new album represents a re-birth and a full-circle return to their initial idealism.
The Exbats are a band from Bisbee, Arizona; a desolate hippie enclave along the Mexican/U.S. border. The town stretches along a super enormous pit from a mining operation that stopped decades ago. There are a bunch of bars and arty type gift shops in town. No stop lights. No Starbucks. It is from this place The Exbats write their hit songs, for an unsuspecting world. When we (Inez and Kenny McLain, father daughter rockers, with basser Bobby) get a fresh batch, we drive them into Tucson and record them at Midtown Island Studios, with kindred soul Matt Rendon (The Resonars). From there, the finished hits are sent to Fullerton CA for distribution by the Burger Records family. Ultimately these song should transmit a sense of possibility. The possibility of love. The possibility of loss. The unlimited possibility to party on, to follow your own desire. Oh yeah, and ... to FIGHT!