Music Releases 01-22-21
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POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR is the newest release from world dominating, multi-award nominated Bring Me The Horizon. Continuing to push their creative boundaries, even during the 2020 global pandemic and lockdowns, the band have created a body of work that is arguably one of their most exciting, diverse, intricate pieces of music to date.
The first two tracks released from the EP were ‘Parasite Eve’ and the colossus ‘Obey’ featuring fellow Brit YUNGBLUD. Other guest artists on this collection include BABYMETAL, Nova Twins and Amy Lee from Evanescence.
Belfast-born, London-based duo Bicep (Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson) release their hotly anticipated second album, 'Isles', on 22 January 2021 via Ninja Tune. Two years in the making, 'Isles' expands on the artful energy of their 2018 debut 'Bicep', while digging deeper into the sounds, experiences and emotions that have influenced their lives and work, from early days in Belfast to their move to London a decade ago. 'We have strong mixed emotions, connected to growing up on an island' they say, 'wanting to leave, wanting to return'. 'Isles' is, in part, a meditation on these contradictions, the struggle between the expansive and the introspective, isolation and euphoria. Lead single 'Apricots' has a similar feel, steeped in a shimmering bath of warm synths, its spare percussion and arresting vocals bring the big room chills of 90s rave, while still evoking something lost or forlorn.
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The Glitz; The Glamour' is a 35-year retrospective of Perry Farrell's life, music and art that looks into his world outside the works of Jane's Addiction and Porno For Pyros, to focus on 68 tracks worth of Perry's Alt-Rock rarities and heart-pounding artistic explorations.
This Boxset firmly puts Perry's stake in the ground as the "Godfather of Alternative Rock" and includes several first-ever offerings including the self-titled post punk EP, PSI COM on 180 gram half-speed vinyl. The collection also includes Song Yet To Be Sung, Satellite Party, Kind Heaven, plus heart-pounding remixes from UNKLE, Maceo Plex, Groove Armada, and more. It also includes rare collaborations including Starcrawler, Taylor Hawkins, John Frusciante, Flea, Nuno Bettencourt, Dave Navarro, Peter DeStefano, Etty Lau Farrell, Peter Hook of New Order and a posthumous collaboration with the great Jim Morrison.
Specifically curated for passionate alt-rock music fans and audiophiles. It includes an impressive NINE half-speed 180 gram 12" Vinyl records, a Blu-Ray containing cutting-edge Dolby ATMOS mixes for audiophiles, a full-color hard-cover of photographic memoirs, two pieces of original art from Zoltar, downloadable exclusives, and more.
The boxset includes the following items: -Psi Com 5 Song EP - 1x 180g black vinyl -Kind Heaven - 1x 180g pink vinyl -A Song Yet To Be Sung - 2x 180g yellow vinyl -Satellite Party - 2x 180g teal vinyl -The Remixes & Collaborations - 2x 180g red vinyl -Rarities and B-sides - 1x 180g black vinyl -1 x Blu-ray featuring the Kind Heaven record mixed in Dolby Atmos with 3 x new Atmos tracks from the remix record -Photographic Memoirs hardback book -2 x Limited edition Zoltar prints -1x ZOLTAR designed bandana/face covering
'Film Music 1976 - 2020' - This long-awaited album brings together 17 tracks from Eno's most recognisable film and television work spanning 5 decades. Eno's music has been used in hundreds of films and he has composed more than 20 soundtracks for some of the best known directors in the world including David Lynch, Danny Boyle, Peter Jackson, Michelangelo Antonioni, Derek Jarman and Michael Mann. Compositions such as "Ship in a Bottle" in "The Lovely Bones", "Prophecy Theme" from "Dune", "Deep Blue Day" in "Trainspotting", "Late Evening in Jersey" in "Heat", "Beach Sequence" in Antonioni's last film "Beyond The Clouds" and "An Ending (Ascent)" from Al Reinert's ground-breaking "For All Mankind" have contributed significantly to memorably iconic scenes. Eno has also scored extensively for television, including all 3 series of the gritty UK crime drama, "Top Boy" for which he received a Bafta, and Danny Boyle's "Mr Wroe's Virgins" which earned him and his brother Roger a Bafta nomination. This release features over an hour of classic Eno compositions and includes several previously unreleased tracks.
Kiwi Jr. is a phenomenal “rock” and/or “punk” and/or “indie-rock” (whichever you like more) band from Canada, made up of Jeremy Gaudet (mic, guitar), Brohan Moore (drums), Mike Walker (bass), and Brian Murphy (guitar). Cooler Returns is their second album, and their first for Sub Pop. Despite being a snapshot of the pandemic-infused beginnings of this decade, Cooler Returns is truly a whole lot of fun. RIYL indie-pop from down under, things that are smart/exuberant/catchy all at once. Buildings burning in every direction; macabre unknowns in your friendly neighbor’s basement; undecided voters sharpening their pencils: under pressure we could call Kiwi Jr.’s Cooler Returns “timely.” But what year is it, again? On Cooler Returns, Kiwi Jr. cycle through the recent zigs & looming zags of the new decade, squinting anew at New Year’s parties forgotten and under-investigated small town diner fires, piecing together low-stakes conspiracy theories on what’s coming down the pike in 2021. Put together like a thousand-piece puzzle, assembled in flow state through the first dull stretch of quarantine, sanitized singer shuffling to sanitized studio by streetcar, masked like it's the kind of work where getting recognized means getting killed, Cooler Returns materializes as a sprawling survey from the first few bites of the terrible twenties, an investigative exposé of recent history buried under the headlines & ancient kings buried under parking lots. Not so long since their debut Football Money in archaeological time, unending gray eons later in the dog years of quaran-time, spiritually antipodean Canadians Kiwi Jr return to disseminate this year's annual report to the shareholders, burying the incriminating numbers in the endless appendices of a longform narrative record, a 3,000 word tract for stakeholders to pore over. These stories - memories of Augusts past, unrepressed & transcribed fast - go down easier thanks to meaningful changes enacted in 2019’s KiwiCares Pledge: delivering on a promise to transition from Crunchy to Smooth by 2021, the caveman chug of Football Money has been steamed & pressed with the purifying air of a saloon piano - operated with bow-tie untied - and a spring green side-salad of tentatively up-tempo organ taps & freshly fluted harmonica. A chronically detuned spin of the dial through swivel-chair distractions & WFH daydreams, an immersive ctrl-tab deluge cycling through popular listicle distractions like the unentombing of Richard III, or the deja vu destruction of the Glasgow School of Art, Kiwi Jr. sing this song to an indoor audience, crisscrossing canceled, every other prestige distraction source wrung dry, only songwriting remaining to deliver engrossing tales to the populace, just how I imagine it worked in the old days. Fixing loose ingredients into a sturdy whip, Kiwi Jr. beam in live from the 9-5, striding into 2021 with a mastered brainwave that comes equally from the back room of the record store as the penalty box. And how do we, left holding this box of deliberate entanglements, sign off to those as yet uninitiated, undecided, uncertain, unseen, absent return coordinates - Best Wishes, Warm Regards, Good Luck? Cooler Returns, Cooler Returns, C o o l e r R e t u r n s ! Cooler Returns was produced by Kiwi Jr., mixed and engineered by Graham Walsh (METZ, Bully) in Toronto, and mastered by Phillip Shaw Bova at Bova Labs in Ottawa, Ontario.
Written throughout 2019 and early 2020, recorded at Milosh’s home studio, United Recording Studios and Revival at The Complex, and mixed by Alan Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, Interpol, My Bloody Valentine). Home is familiar in its synthesis of propulsive beats, orchestral flourishes, piano ruminations and sultry, gender-nonconforming vocals, but never have they sounded more cohesive or alive. Home is bookended by celestial cantos sung by the Danish National Girls’ Choir, who Rhye performed with at a landmark concert in Denmark in 2017.
Cub Scout Bowling Pins is a new secret identity of indie rock super-heroes GUIDED BY VOICES, turning up the craziness knob by 10%. On January 6, Rolling Stone will be announcing and premiering the track "Heaven Beats Iowa", an insanely catchy power-pop song, distinctly different from GBV with a farfisa organ chug, by jingo!
L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S is a project featuring the lyrics of Australian polymath Nick Cave matched with the music of Belgian composer Nicholas Lens. Having collaborated on 2014's Shell Shock in 2014, they joined forces again during the lockdown to create this new work. Inner peace and stillness were the initial inspiration for the minimalistic, at times trance-like music, featuring Lens's daughter Clara-Lane on vocals. There is a clear purpose about the finished opera, a work of gentle beauty.
The first compilation of tracks album by the band and was released in 1993 during a spate of reissuing and remixing of the bands well known tracks. Double LP with exceptional sound quality.
For the first time on vinyl: Spice Girls - Forever. Originally released in November 2000 the platinum selling album was their final studio album. To celebrate the 20 year anniversary, Forever will be released on 180g heavy weight vinyl. Featuring smash singles "Goodbye", "Holler", and "Let Love Lead the Way", Forever will feature a gatefold sleeve, four collectable art-prints and artwork specially recreated for this celebratory vinyl release.
Written as an intense version of therapy after Dikembe guitarist/vocalist Steven Gray's mother passed away, and with the most exhaustive and extensive recording process since their inception, Dikembe's new album Muck digs deep into the "sticky feelings" surrounding mental illness, depression and anxiety. Facing fear and an absence of hope, Muck accepts the harsh realities of life, and deals with the choices we have to make when faced with difficult decisions: "Why swim when you can sink?"
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Double LP Including 7 Previously Unreleased Tracks!
Morricone Segreto is a new collection of hidden works, including 7 unreleased tracks to commemorate the 92nd birthday of late iconic Italian composer, Ennio Morricone. A treasure trove of unreleased tracks, rare pieces and alternate takes, it explores Morricone's richest creative period (late 1960s thru early 80s), demonstrating his everlasting influence on generations of musicians and film directors. His legacy lives on through inspiration and on the musical landscape he helped to shape.
- Double LP
- 7 Unreleased Tracks
- Rare Pieces & Alternate Takes
1 x CD (7 types- JB ver., Mark ver., Jackson ver., Jinyoung ver., Youngjae ver., Bambam ver.)
1 x Photobook (7 types- JB ver., Mark ver., Jackson ver., Jinyoung ver., Youngjae ver., Bambam ver.)
2 x Photocard (Random 2 out of 49)
1 x Folding Poster (Random 1 out 7)
1 x Moment Film (Random 1 out 7)
1 x Keyring (Random 1 out 7) (Pre-order only)
1 x Postcard Set (Random 1 out of 2 sets. 7 postcards in 1 set) (Pre-order only)
1 x Polaroid (Random 1 out 7) (Pre-order only)
1 x Poster (Random 1 out 5) (Pre-order only)
Sophomore album from Jordana, featuring her two 2020 EPs compiled on one limited 12" Single #2 from To You, second in two-part EP series from 20-year-old Kansas-based songwriter & multi-instrumentalist. "i guess this is life is a song about the motions of everyday life and how experiences, no matter big or small, make up the person that you are and how you both perceive and are perceived by the world" - Jordana Nye
Following an intensive period in the studio, Kvitravn musically continues where the Runaljod trilogy left off, yet it marks a distinct evolution in Wardruna's unique sound. In a rich musical tapestry, Wardruna use a broad selection of both traditional and historical instruments such as Kravik-lyre, Trossingen-lyre, Taglharpa, Sootharp, Langeleik, Crwth, Goat- horn, Lur, Bronze-lur, flute, Moraharpa, and the record also features guest appearances by a small group of prominent traditional singers, spearheaded by Kirsten Bråten Berg, one of the most important custodians of Norwegian traditional song. Throughout eleven songs, Kvitravn discusses Northern sorcery, spirit-animals, shadows, nature and animism, the wisdom and meanings of certain myths, various Norse spiritual concepts, and the relation between sage and songs. The first preview of audio from the album will arrive on 21st Feb!
About the new album, Wardruna founder Einar Selvik reveals, "To recite and copy the past is not very difficult, but to understand and integrate ancient thoughts, tools and methods with real purpose into a creation that is relevant to the modern era is truly challenging and remains our prime goal in our work"; He continues, "although the album carries a variant of my own totemic artist name, it has, in this context, little to do with me but rather refers to the symbolism and legends of sacred white animals found in Nordic and other cultures all over the world. These highly regarded ghostly creatures, whether a raven, snake, bear, moose, reindeer, elephant or lion - are in animist traditions seen as prophetic, divine messengers, and guardians representing renewal, purity and a bridge between worlds”
Wardruna have carved a rich, polyphonic and dramatic musical landscape that honours the ancient past without gimmick, whilst simultaneously illuminating meaningful expressions of Norse tradition through intrinsically detailed contemporary composition. Beyond genre, theirs is a sound that must be truly experienced.
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Lord Of The Lost started as an offhand idea by frontman and band founder Chris Harms and then developed into a full band. Their debut album, Fears laid the headstone for a unique work of art. The melancholic atmosphere of the album is combined with heavy guitar riffs and singalong hooks that match the character of this unusual band perfectly. For its 10th anniversary, Fears has been remastered with 6 additional tracks.