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  • What's New 12-8-23


    The metalcore heavyweights take their audience on a journey through the seasons of life and the rollercoaster of human existence. With songs that speak openly and honestly about anxiety, depression, self-belief, love and identity, The Beautiful Dark Life represents Atreyu's most universal and important songwriting to date.

    Real World

    More than 20 years in the making, i/o is Gabriel’s first album of new material since 2002’s Up. Twelve tracks of grace, gravity and great beauty that provide welcome confirmation of not only Peter’s ongoing ability to write stop-you-in-your-tracks songs but also of that thrilling voice, still perfectly, delightfully intact.

    Dualtone Music Group

    "The idea of retirement is nowhere in my comprehension," says Ann Wilson. Good thing, too, because the Heart frontwoman sounds way too fired up to quit on her excellent new solo album, Another Door— a powerful dispatch from a storied artist who's come back from the brink and still has a lot more living to do.

    Black Country Rock

    Coleman Williams (of the Hank family tree) eschews the metal trappings of his father (Hank III), instead conjuring the haunted hillbilly sound through a rough-edged band that retains traditional elements such as fiddle and pedal steel, along with his warbling vocals— honoring the roots of the family name while also finding his own lane.

    Gibson Records

    Much like their label, Gibson Records, Ghost Hounds are every bit as timeless as they are fresh and modern. They seamlessly manage to blur the lines between the new and the old of classic rock, and it's all done with such masterful artistry and storytelling that it's hard to believe that First Last Time is only their fourth release.


    The surprise companion to the April release First Two Pages of Frankenstein, Laugh Track is the band’s most freewheeling, all-hands-on-deck album in years. It’s a body of work bristling with spontaneity and vintage rock energy that makes a perfect complement to the songs found on its more introspective predecessor.


    Embracing a new era of musical exploration and lyrical depth, Within Temptation deliver a fist-in-the-air proclamation of both their moral convictions and their fearless approach to music. Imbued with a vast dynamic range that plumbs the full depth of symphonic heaviosity, Bleed Out is as exuberantly heavy as it is politically profound.


    The multi-talented rapper, singer-songwriter, and producer is back with a continuation of his Love or Loved series. Part 2 is the rare musical project where the split is earned, in concept and in execution. B.I’s raw heartbreak and self-awareness shines through his willingness to take us through the love cycle once again.

    Mercury Nashville

    It’s been eight years since the country songsmith broke into the country music mainstream with his stellar debut album Traveller. He’s never been an artist too confined by genre lines, but Higher lets Stapleton roam free creatively. Five records in, the Kentucky native seems more comfortable with himself and his own creative vision than ever.

    Better Noise

    Bad Wolves refuse to follow. Instead, the platinum-certified Los Angeles band circumvent convention by stretching the boundaries of hard rock with earthquaking heaviness, enigmatic experimentation, and enthralling melodies. Bulldozing boundaries is nothing new for the boys though and Die About It continues to carry on that narrative.

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  • New Release Round-Up 12-08-23

    Neil Young - Before and After

    Neil Young - Before and After - Reprise
    On Before and After, Neil Young chooses favorites from his playbook like a trip into his music history and performs them mostly alone on a solo acoustic journey. Each of the songs blend into each other and morph with mesmerizing clarity into a continuous flow of music creating a 48-minute pure and intimate listening experience. The 13-track album spans Neil’s career, from Neil’s early Buffalo Springfield contribution, "Burned" (1966) to the recent "Don't Forget Love"(2021) and includes the previously unreleased song “If You Got Love”. As Neil put it on his NYA site: "Songs from my life, recently recorded, create a music montage with no beginnings or endings. The feeling is captured, not in pieces, but as a whole piece. Only for listening."

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    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Big Big Love

    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Big Big Love - Boo Boo Wax
    Michael Franti is a globally recognized musician, humanitarian, activist, and award-winning filmmaker revered for his  high-energy live shows, inspiring music, devotion to health and wellness, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism.  Throughout his multi-decade career, Franti has earned three Billboard No. 1's with triumphantly hopeful hits "Sound of Sunshine," "Say Hey (I Love You)," and "I Got You," as well as sic Top 30 Hot AC singles, 10 Top 25 AAA singles and three Billboard Top 5 Rock Albums.  Michael Franti & Spearhead continue to foster their community both on and off stage with a wish granting non-profit, Do It For The Love, founded by Franti and his wife, Sara.  Do It For The Love brings those with life threatening illnesses, veterans, and children with severe challenges to concerts worldwide, fulfilling over 3,300 wishes and touching the lives of over 12,000 people to date.  Franti also owns SOULSHINE Bali, a 32-room top-rated boutique retreat hotel located in Ubud, Bali.

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    Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday 2
    Tate McRae - THINK LATER
    Bryan Adams - Royal Albert Hall
    The Killers - Rebel Diamonds
    Kaliii - Toxic Chocolate: Area Codes Edition
    Atreyu - The Beautiful Dark of Life
    Burna Boy - Love, Damini
    Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal: 10th Anniversary
    Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart
    Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother/Hakone Aphrodite Japan 1971
    Have Mercy - Numb [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Magenta Eco-Friendly LP]
    Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Pardon My French: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
    Uncle Lucius - Like It's the Last One Left
    James Elkington - Me Neither
    Broadside - Hotel Bleu
    Various Artists - Fool’s Gold 15
    Michael Nau - Accompany
    Various Artists - Frozen: The Songs
    Frightwig - We Need To Talk
    Goat - Levitation Sessions

    & More .....

    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.


    The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion: Remastered

    The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion: Remastered - American Recordings / UMe

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