(Alternative) Record of the Month - Jan 2018

(Alternative) Record of the Month - Jan 2018

Encore was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio along with additional production at House of Blues and Farmland Studio. The album features eleven songs, including "All On My Mind" (written by Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, East and Aaron Raitiere), "King For A Day" (written by East, Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton), "Girlfriend" (written by East, Cobb, Raitiere and Tim Bergling) as well as renditions of songs by Ted Hawkins and...

(Rock) Record of the Month - Jan 2018

(Rock) Record of the Month - Jan 2018

180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl 40th Anniversary Limited Edition/Gatefold Cover In 1971, Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, was starring in the Broadway musical "Hair". It was during his time in New York that Meat Loaf met Jim Steinman, who became his principal collaborator on the creation of the album Bat Out Of Hell. Although they started the album in 1972, it was not released until 1977. During this production window, Meat Loaf performed in The Rocky Horror Picture Show (both ...

(Singer/Songwriter) Record of the Month -Jan 2018

(Singer/Songwriter) Record of the Month -Jan 2018

Release from the veteran singer/songwriter. When Neil Young entered Shangri La Studio with the band Promise Of The Real a few months ago, there were a lot of images and feelings careening around his soul. The country was heading in a direction Young had never seen, even though up until then he thought he'd seen it all. But something different was happening, and it had gotten inside his music. "I'm a Canadian by the way and I love the USA," he sings on the first song "Already Great." The etho...

(Alternative) Record of the Month - Dec. 2017

(Alternative) Record of the Month - Dec. 2017

Dirty Heads - Swim Team  Gorgeous Red Vinyl Released on 11/24/17 Music thrives on freedom. Without boundaries or blueprints, songs not only come to life, but last for a very long time to come. Dirty Heads' sixth full-length offering, Swim Team, finds the group at it's most free. The Orange County, CA quintet traffic between alternative, hip-hop, reggae, and rock here with the same spirit and spark that's powered them since the beginning. As a result, the hooks naturally became bigger, the ...

(Singer/Songwriter) Record of the Month - Dec 2017

(Singer/Songwriter) Record of the Month - Dec 2017

Chris Stapleton - From a Room Vol. 2 Follow-up to Country Album of the Year (2017) Released 12/1/17 2017 release from the award-winning country music singer/songwriter. From A Room: Volume 2 is the third studio album by Stapleton. Like it's predecessor, the album takes it's name from Nashville's RCA Studio A, where the recording sessions took place. The album tracks "Tryin' to Untangle My Mind", "Hard Livin'" and "Midnight Train to Memphis" have been featured in his All-American Road S...

(Rock) Record of the Month - Dec 2017

(Rock) Record of the Month - Dec 2017

  Double colored vinyl LP pressing Includes bonus tracks featured on the deluxe CD edition 14th studio album from the Irish quartet Produced by Jacknife Lee and Ryan Tedder with Steve Lillywhite, Andy Barlow, and Jolyon Thomas. Companion piece to U2's previous record, Songs of Innocence (2014).   U2 return with their hotly anticipated new studio album ‘Songs of Experience’. The Island Records priority release completes a stellar year for the Dublin band, following their return to stadi...

(Singer/Songwriter) Record of the Month - Nov 2017

(Singer/Songwriter) Record of the Month - Nov 2017

  November 2017 (Singer/Songwriter) Choice of the Month Double Vinyl Gatefold LP / with etching on Side D Description Carry Fire is the latest from former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant. After creating some of rock and roll’s most iconic songs of all time, at age 69, Plant could easily rest on his laurels. Instead, the tireless sojourner has built an acclaimed, deep body of work as a solo artist, even scoring an Album of the Year Grammy Award for his 2007 collaboration with Alison ...

(Alternative) Record of the Month - Nov. 2017

(Alternative) Record of the Month - Nov. 2017

  November 2017 Choice of the Month Description Weezer has released 11 studio albums. Their newest LP, Pacific Daydream, recorded with producer Butch Walker (Fall Out Boy, Taylor Swift) is set apart in a whole new league, feeling like the crisply beat-powered spawn of Maroon 5 and Twenty One Pilots.    Pacific Daydream is the eleventh studio album by American rock band Weezer in 25 years. The secret to their longevity isn't that big of a secret, rather a must needed component in ...

(Rock) Record of the Month - Nov. 2017

(Rock) Record of the Month - Nov. 2017

  November 2017 Choice of the Month Double Vinyl Gatefold LP It's been one hell of a wait for rocker Matt Mays' new album Once Upon a Hell of a Time, and it was well worth it, making this a perfect pick for our November (Rock) Record of the Month. Once Upon a Hell of a Time is a great rock and roll record. While many of Matt's colleagues have begun to add more pop influences to their work, Mays has immersed himself in the classic rock stars of yesteryear.  Tracks like “NYC Girls” and “Fai...