DRAKE - Views - Republic
Drake returns with his fourth studio album Views taking the listener on a tour of his hometown Toronto. Featuring 20 tracks including the singles One Dance, Pop Style and Hotline Bling.
BEYONCE - Lemonade [CD+DVD] - Sony
Lemonade, Beyonce's sixth studio album and her second visual album, features 12 new songs and a corresponding short film. It is a conceptual project based on every woman's journey of self knowledge and healing.
COVES - Peel - PIAS America
Coves released their debut album ‘Soft Friday’ in March 2014 to critical acclaim (“cold-blooded revenge pop that strikes like a shard of shattered plate to the heart”, NME, 9/10; “splurges of psychedelic colour, a hatful of great songs”, Q, 4/5; “a terrific debut full of scuzzed up guitars, dirty synths, nihilistic lyrics and Wood's magnificently bored, though never boring, vocals”, Uncut). It saw the likes of Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne and Nick Grimshaw become fans and critics liken Coves to such disparate acts as Spiritualized, Lana Del Ray, The Shangri-La’s and Brooklyn trend-setters Crystal Stilts and Vivian Girls. Now they’re back with ‘Peel’. First single ‘Stormy’ was released in December to a flurry of online support and anticipation.
KEITH URBAN - Ripcord - Capitol Nashville
Ripcord features a virtual who's who of creative collaborators for an album that Keith Urban says was his most exhilarating album to make, both musically and creatively. This album's journey began back in January, 2015 and took me to a lot of unexplored people and places. added Urban. The end result was the recording and exploring of more songs then I've ever done before and carving that down to what I felt constituted RIPCORD. For the 13-track album, which has already produced his 19th and 20th No. 1 songs, Urban amassed an eclectic group of Grammy, CMA, ACM Award-winning writers and co-producers, who that have collectively worked with the likes of Adele, Jason Aldean, David Bowie, Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Fun, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Madonna, Daft Punk, Pink and Taylor Swift. They include new collaborations with Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Greg Wells and Nile Rodgers, as well as those who Urban has worked with before, including Shane McAnally, Ross Cooperman, Dann Huff and Nathan Chapman all of whom worked with Urban on his previous No. 1 album FUSE. Getting to work with people like this was unlike anything I've envisioned before, said Urban. It's the result of writing, reaching, imagining, and following the muse every step of the way.
ANOHNI - Hopelessness - Secretly Canadian
ANOHNI has collaborated with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke on the artist's latest work, Hopelessness. Late last year, ANOHNI, the lead singer from Antony and the Johnsons, released 4 DEGREES", a bombastic dance track celebrating global boiling and collapsing biodiversity. Rather than taking refuge in good intentions, ANOHNI gives voice to the attitude sublimated within her behavior as she continues to consume in a fossil fuel-based economy. ANOHNI released 4 DEGREES, the first single from her upcoming album HOPELESSNESS, to support the Paris climate conference this past December.
SPOOKYLAND - Beauty Already Beautiful - PIAS America
23-year-old Australian Marcus Gordon isn't interested in the routine or regular. As the singer and songwriter of Spookyland, he wrangles profanity, twisted beauty and a fascination with life's paradoxes into the service of highly personal. Spookyland make music where the widescreen romance of alt.country/folk rock meets something more intriguingly theatrical, urban and morally complex. Their debut album, Beauty Already Beautiful is 11 dynamic and often epic songs in which the singer takes a scalpel to experience, exposing his own frailties and hurt while also laying bare our collective fatally flawed nature.
RYAN ADAMS - Heartbreaker: Deluxe Edition - PAX Americana
Ryan Adams' first solo album expanded with unreleased outtakes, pre-album demos, exclusive photos, and a NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN DVD of a solo acoustic club show from 2000. A must-have for any Ryan Adams fan. Available as 2CD+DVD and 4LP+DVD.
DIANA KRALL - Stepping Out [Vinyl] - Justin Time Records
Stepping Out launched the career of one of our generation’s greatest Jazz artists. “Diana Krall's 1993 debut shows that she had the goods right from the get-go. Krall sings with honesty, subtlety, and persuasion while playing the piano with head-shaking authority, both as accompanist - she offers amazing asides in between vocal phrases - and as an absolutely A-one improviser.” (Zan Stewart). The Justin Time Essentials Collection introduces the album to a new generation of fans, but this time with an added bonus track from the original sessions – Diana’s incredible arrangement of “Summertime”.
OSCAR - Cut And Paste - Wichita Records
After a string of rambunctious, critically acclaimed singles, Oscar is delighted to announce that his hotly anticipated debut LP, Cut And Paste. You can hear the clear influence of a West London upbringing in the basement rhythm of Be Good or the dub bassline and echo of the anthemic, uplifting Good Things. You're hit by the boom-bap breakbeat of his beloved mid-90s hip hop on Breaking My Phone and Beautiful Words, before swooning to his more tender side on Only Friend, where Oscar is joined by Marika Hackman for a gorgeous duet over a sea of bubbling synths, or Fifteen, an addictive love song, ragged at the edges and wearing its heart defiantly on its sleeve.
DIGITALISM - Mirage - PIAS America
German duo Digitalism make a welcome return with the announcement of their third full-length record titled “Mirage.” With dashes of disco, French touch, prog rock, rave and hip-hop thrown into an eclectic sound palette that colors “Mirage,” this wonderfully refreshing soundscape drops worldwide on May 13th via Magnetism Recordings/PIAS. From the full-power electro-indie of “Battlecry,” to the euphoric melancholy of “Utopia,” both of which serve as welcomed reminders of the duo’s unique sensibility for storming riffs and stunning melodies. Five years on from their sophomore record 'I Love You, Dude' – the German duo have wisely resisted any vogues or trends. Instead, they present a record that takes their much-loved sound and opens it up to new permutations and possibilities.
HARD WORKING AMERICANS - Rest In Chaos [Indie Exclusive Low Price] - Melvin Records
Let me explain what it’s like to summarize Rest In Chaos. What you have here is, in the first place, the book of Genesis as deftly reconceived by Todd Snider who has been inhabited by a spirit resembling Philip K. Dick. The rest of the Hard Working Americans are under the direction (or perhaps in the thrall) of an older wiser Jimi Hendrix and a Frank Zappa no less exacting than he was when he departed. It is rock’n’roll music, past, present and future, and that’s no dream, it’s just a fact. There are moments here when the walls of Babel might be falling, there are moments when they are reinvented and every time you try to pin it down, it shows you something else.
For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.
Music Millennium’s Customer Appreciation BBQ is now in its 23rd year. Held in the parking lot at 32nd & E. Burnside, approximately 1500 people show up each year to enjoy the food, live music, entertainers, and prizes. This year we will be serving yummy eats and drinks from our sponsors: Ninkasi Brewing, Hot Lips Pizza, Fire On The Mountain, La Buca, Pix Patisserie, Dave’s Killer Bread, Crema Bakery, Staccato Gelato, Kerns Kitchen, Elephants Delicatessen, Portland Beverage Company, Alma Chocolates, Secret Aardvark Sauces, Migration Brewing, and Whole Food Market. We will additionally be selling delicious barbecue meat plates from Laurelhurst Market for only $5. Everyone will have a chance to spin the Wacky Wheel of Wonder and win great prizes like autographed posters and albums from bands like Death Cab For Cutie, Jackson Browne, Royal Blood, Tori Amos, Will Butler & others, plus Music Millennium T-shirts, gift certificates and more!
BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES
As part of their Anniversary celebration, Blue Note will issue a series of vinyl reissues every month, one of which you’ll exclusively find first here at your Blue Note Authorized Dealer.
HANK MOBLEY QUARTET - Hank Mobley Quartet
Hank Mobley Quartet is the debut album by jazz saxophonist Hank Mobley. Released in 1955 on Blue Note Records, Hank Mobley Quartet (10”) will be reissued on 10” vinyl as part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases. Also features Art Blakey.
Also out on May 26:
Art Blakey - A Night At Birdland, Vol 1
Grant Green - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Bobby Hutcherson - Components
Elvin Jones - The Ultimate
Medeski, Martin & Wood - End Of The World Party (Just In Case)
Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land
We've already got our first customer in line for tomorrow, AKA Record Store Day 2015!!! Open early at 8 AM, we'll have over 500 limited edition vinyl releases, gift bags for the first 1000 shoppers, and live performances from Dawes at 6pm and Fred & Toody of Dead Moon at 8!! Don't miss out!! #RSD15 #vinyl #portland #pdx #livemusic #pdxmusic
The Big Day you have all been waiting for is happening this Saturday (April 18th) and we know you are all as excited as we are. As always, there are some great releases this year and if you have not already made your list and etched the artwork in your mind ready for the hunt, you can check out the full list of releases here on our site or of course you can check recordstoreday.com for more details. Note: We have no guarantee over which releases we will have available and how many, but feel free to contact us to see if we have ordered any particular release.
Of course Record Store Day is not just about the releases, it is a day to celebrate Independent Record Stores and we hope that you will be joining us for the whole day as we will have lots of great celebrations going on.
See you all soon and good luck.
We hit our goal thanks to all of you! We are going to keep it going till Saturday when our Kickstarter ends. Today we are serving refreshments from 3 till 7pm compliments of Migration Brewing and New Belgium. We have the Lonely Wild playing a free live performance at 6pm. Greg Glover and Biscuit will be on hand to say hello. Keep spreading the word and we will have some exciting changes for you to see in the near future.
Whats next? The amount above our goal will go to improvements to the store. We have the ceramic tile roof which needs repaired too. We might get lucky and be able to do that roof also. After Record Store Day, we will begin plans to re- roof the store and begin with the plans for the coffee, beer and wine bar.
We will be sending out reward certificate in April and will have the T-shirts and Pint Glasses in house by May 1st. I will contact all of you in the near future with other rewards. The private dinner concert will be at our good friend Tony Starlights in the next couple months. I look forward to taking those backers to a show that were able to make that level of donation also. I promise we will have a great night! Plus the private house concerts....I'll make it a great night for you with one of Portland's finest talents.
Again, I can't thank you enough!
Music Millennium Greg Glover