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New Release Round-Up 03-03-15

New Releases - Tues. 03 Mar 

BRANDI CARLILE - THE FIREWATCHER'S DAUGHTER - ATO Records
Brandi Carlile
's fifth studio album, The Firewatcher's Daughter, is her first album on ATO Records. It is the follow-up to Bear Creek, which debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard 200 album chart in 2012. The 12-song album explodes with energy, urgency and pristine harmonies and represents the start of a fresh chapter for Carlile and her longtime collaborators Tim and Phil Hanseroth, also known as “The Twins.” The Firewatcher’s Daughter was recorded almost entirely as first takes without any demoing and little rehearsal before gathering at Bear Creek Studio in Washington State.

OF MONTREAL - AUREATE GLOOM - Polyvinyl Records
“A golden despondency” is how Kevin Barnes translates the meaning behind Aureate Gloom, the title he gave Of Montreal’s thirteenth full-length album. The oxymoron is one Barnes says best describes the overall state of his life and mental outlook while working on the record — penning lyrics so personal they sound like entries ripped from a journal that should be permanently kept under lock and key.

NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS - CHASING YESTERDAY - Sour Mash
On his new album, Noel settles into solo life with brutish thrills, buoyant melodies and swampy psych rock. The second full-length solo release was self-produced by the former Oasis singer/guitarist and features a guest appearance from Johnny Marr.

STEVEN WILSON - HAND. CANNOT. ERASE - Kscope
The fourth solo album from prolific songwriter, four-time Grammy-nominated artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Steven Wilson. Hand. Cannot Erase. is a dynamic 11-song conceptual set, bringing together diverse aspects of his expansive sonic history. Recorded in September 2014 at AIR Studios London, Hand. Cannot. Erase. features the guitar-driven power, infectious melodies, and progressive sensibility of Wilson s sprawling body of work. 

TUXEDO - TUXEDO - Stones Throw
Tuxedo
 is the Grammy nominated duo of Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One, combining their powers for an epic album of boogie funk, a true descendant of the one-word moniker family of funk, where you will find groups such as Chic, Shalamar, Plush & Zapp!

YOUNG BUFFALO - HOUSE - Votiv
Power pop is an infamously tricky genre to master, and music is littered with bands who were either too slick or too cornball to really conjure up golden harmonies worthy of Weezer, Teenage Fanclub or Cheap Trick.  Praise be, then, for Mississippi five-piece Young Buffalo, whose debut album House stands tall next to those forefathers.  Genre classifications aside, the supremely infectious House is simply one of the first great albums of 2015 in any field.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES
Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece
Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste
Andrew Combs - All These Dreams
Buxton - Half A Native
The Stones - Three Blind Mice
Swervedriver - I Wasn't Born To Loose You
Asleep At The Wheel - Still The King
Parquet Courts - Live At Third Man Records
Gill Landry - Gill Landry
AJR - Living Room
Purity Ring - Another Eternity
Rixton - Let The Road
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - After
Ryan Culwell - Flatlands
Moon Duo - Shadow Of The Sun
The Byrds - Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco 11/02/68


& More .....

G-Unit - The Beast Is G-Unit EP
Ryan Cabrera - Wake Up Beautiful EP
MPV - In Lust We Trust EP
Matt & Kim - Hoodie On
Alison Wonderland - U Don't Know
Best Coast - California Nights
Big Data - Clean (Feat. Jamie Lidell)
Death Cab For Cutie - No Room In Frame
The Prodigy - Wild Frontier
The Staves - Steady
Too Close To Touch - Hell To Pay
Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas - Sound Prints (Live)
Jodeci - Checkin' For You

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.

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BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 24 FEB 2015

BLUE NOTE ANNIVERSARY RELEASES 24 FEB 2015

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. 

STREET DATE FEBRUARY 24

Elmo Hope Quintet, Volume 2 (10-Inch Re-issue)

ELMO HOPE QUINTET, VOLUME 2

Originally released in June of 1954, The Elmo Hope Quintet’s Volume 2 will be reissued on 10” vinyl on February 24, 2015. Part of the Blue Note Authorized Dealer program schedule of releases, Volume 2 features Elmo Hope on piano and Art Blakey on drums. Volume 2 is comprised of six, hard bop tracks. 

Also out on February 24:

Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time  
Don Cherry - Complete Communion
Robert Glasper  - Double Booked
Thelonious Monk - Genius Of Modern Music, Volume 2

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Celebrating the 70th Birthday of Bob Marley

Bob Marley - 70th Birthday Celebration


With a legendary and ever-lengthening list of accomplishments attributable to both his life and music, Bob Marley advocated for social change while simultaneously allowing listeners to forget their troubles and dance.


Bob Marley would have turned 70 this Month, so the reggae singer's family is marking the milestone with a year-long celebration of his music and legacy. 

For the first time, the Marleys are granting Universal Music Group access to its extensive and private vaults of previously unreleased music to make for stocked reissues, video releases and new live albums. 

Kicking off the celebration, Universal will be releasing Easy Skanking in Boston '78 on February 17. The c
lassic unreleased Live Audio and Video spectacle (available on CDCD w/Blu-ray & CD w/DVD) includes over an hour of music, featuring some of Bob Marley's biggest hits: I Shot The Sherriff, Jammin' and Get Up/StandUp. 

Since only one camera filmed the action (the cinematographer was forced to change rolls during the performance), the gaps on the visual side have been filled with new cutting edge animation created and directed by S77 and Matt Reed, who have worked on music videos for artists like Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Cee Lo Green. 

Universal intends to announce more new Marley collections and deluxe editions of some of his most enduring LPs, featuring unreleased bonus material, throughout 2015 and you can check out some of the key moments from his amazing catalogue right here.

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A New Millennium Shopping Experience - You Can Help!

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!

Terry Currier

Music Millennium Greg Glover

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