September Classic Rock Record of the Month - Prince - Piano and a Microphone 1983 (180g)

September Classic Rock Record of the Month - Prince - Piano and a Microphone 1983 (180g)

PRINCE - Piano & A Microphone 1983 - On what would have been his 60th birthday, the Prince estate announced that it is releasing a new album of previously unreleased home recordings, Piano and a Microphone 1983, set to arrive September 21st 2018. The LP's nine tracks were culled from cassette recordings Prince made at his piano at his Kiowa Trail home studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota. The estate teased the project with Prince's rollicking and rumbling rendition of the 19th century sp...

September Singer Songwriter Record of the Month - Amanda Shires - To The Sunset (Purple vinyl)

September Singer Songwriter Record of the Month - Amanda Shires - To The Sunset (Purple vinyl)

Purple vinyl "It's all rock & roll - no golf!" is how acclaimed singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires describes her electrifying fifth album, To The Sunset. She's borrowed a lyric from the effervescent track "Break Out the Champagne," one of ten deftly crafted songs that comprise her powerful new recording. The Texas-born road warrior, new mom, and recently minted MFA in creative writing has mined a range of musical influences to reveal an Amanda Shires many didn't know existed...

September Alternative Record of the Month - Death Cab for Cutie - Thank You For Today (Ltd. Ed. clear-colored vinyl)

September Alternative Record of the Month - Death Cab for Cutie - Thank You For Today (Ltd. Ed. clear-colored vinyl)

Ltd. Ed. clear-colored vinyl Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release from the indie rock favorites. Thank You for Today was produced and mixed by Rich Costey (Fiona Apple, Franz Ferdinand, Muse), who also produced the band's last album the Grammy nominated Kintsugi. Thank You for Today marks the first Death Cab for Cutie release to see long time bandmates Gibbard, Nick Harmer, and Jason McGerr joined in the studio by new members Dave Depper (Menomena, Fruit Bats, Corin Tucker, Ray Lamontag...

September Discover Record of the Month - Pedro the Lion - Control (Ltd. Ed. Yellow Vinyl)

September Discover Record of the Month - Pedro the Lion - Control (Ltd. Ed. Yellow Vinyl)

Ltd. Ed. Yellow Vinyl Limited yellow colored vinyl LP pressing. Pedro the Lion's third full-length album Control (2002) heralded another beautiful progression within the band's sound and lyrical vision. A deepening complexity to their songwriting mirrors the complexity of messages and lyrical content. Anchored by trademark rolling, indelible hooks and Dave Bazan's vocals, which swing from sweet indictments to mournful mocking, Pedro the Lion digs deep here to examine the vast dispa...


September Jazz Soul & Blues Record of the Month - Booker T & the Mg's - Green Onions (Ltd. Ed. 180G Green Vinyl, Remastered)

Ltd. Ed. green-colored vinyl 180g Import The debut album from Booker T & the MGs and only the fourth album every released by the legendary Stax label (the previous three had all appeared on the Atlantic label as part of their deal, so technically this is the first proper Stax album too), Green Onions is little short of a tour de force. Whilst many albums from fifty years ago now sound dated and stuck in the decade from which they originate, Green Onions is one of the true exceptions. L...

September Rock Record of the Month - The Kooks - Let's Go Sunshine (Ltd. Ed. white colored vinyl, 2XLP)

September Rock Record of the Month - The Kooks - Let's Go Sunshine (Ltd. Ed. white colored vinyl, 2XLP)

Ltd. Ed. white-colored vinyl 2XLP Seminal British Indie Pop band The Kooks return with their 5th album, "Let's Go Sunshine". The Kooks exploded onto the scene in 2006 with their debut album 'Inside In / Inside Out'. The heart and soul of "Let's go Sunshine" lies in it's hymns of lost innocence, fading relationships and the process of break-up and recovery. It's the sound of an ambitious, confident band stepping out and making a statement with their definitive album. Sing along ind...

August Discover Records of the Month - Joseph - Stay Awake (Ltd. Ed. clear-colored vinyl) // Rainbow Kitten Surprise - How to: Friend, Love, Freefall

August Discover Records of the Month - Joseph - Stay Awake (Ltd. Ed. clear-colored vinyl) // Rainbow Kitten Surprise - How to: Friend, Love, Freefall

Vinyl LP pressing Ultra Clear Vinyl Spins at 45 RPM Features Tears for Fears cover "Everybody Wants to Rule The World" Joseph returns with seven-track vinyl EP Stay Awake with three new songs - "All, " a demo of "50, 60, 80, " and "Stay Awake" - plus two older songs reimagined and covers of Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" and Rolling Stones' "Moonlight Mile." Natalie Schepman who founded Joseph with her two sisters Allison and Meegan Closner, says the EP is "a small ...

August Classic Rock Record of the Month - Yes - 90125 (Blue/Pink/Yellow Vinyl)

August Classic Rock Record of the Month - Yes - 90125 (Blue/Pink/Yellow Vinyl)

35th Anniversary Tri-colored Blue/Pink/Yellow Vinyl; Limited edition of 6,500 copies. Featuring the hits "Leave It" "Owner Of a Lonely Heart" and "It Can Happen" The 1983 album was produced by Trevor Horn features the US chart-topper Owner Of A Lonely Heart. This is part of Rhino’s Back To The 80s series and is pressed on tri-coloured vinyl echoing the cover art: blue, pink and yellow.    Tracks Owner Of A Lonely Heart Hold On It Can Happen Changes Cinema Leave It Our Song City Of Love H...

August Jazz Soul & Blues Record of the Month - Fantastic Negrito - Please Don't Be Dead (180g)

August Jazz Soul & Blues Record of the Month - Fantastic Negrito - Please Don't Be Dead (180g)

Vinyl LP pressing. There is desperation and urgency in Fantastic Negrito's new album Please Don't Be Dead. The record sees the Devil around the corner, and each song is a plea to make you aware of what's waiting for you. The artist is screaming at you because he knows what comes next. The album art features a real life photograph of Fantastic Negrito waking up from a three week coma. His body is shattered, his eyes are staring past you. They're staring at the darkness that awaits. But wi...

August Alternative Record of the Month - Johnny Marr - Call The Comet (Ltd. Ed. purple-colored vinyl)

August Alternative Record of the Month - Johnny Marr - Call The Comet (Ltd. Ed. purple-colored vinyl)

Limited edition purple colored vinyl Call the Comet is the third studio album by British guitarist - and former Smiths member - Johnny Marr. Call The Comet was constructed in sessions at Marr's own Crazy Face Studios in Manchester. "'Call The Comet' is my own magic realism," says Johnny Marr. "It's set in the not-too-distant future and is mostly concerned with the idea of an alternative society. The characters in the songs are searching for a new idealism, although there are some persona...

August Rock Record of the Month - Drivin' N Cryin' - Too Late To Turn Back Now

August Rock Record of the Month - Drivin' N Cryin' - Too Late To Turn Back Now

Vinyl LP pressing re-issue First Time on Vinyl The year is 1997. Gas cost $1.19 a gallon, and Drivin N Cryin is a three-piece band comprised of founding members Kevn Kinney on vocals/guitar and Tim Nielsen on bass/mandolin, along with Jeff Sullivan on drums. If you're like me, you probably haven't heard much about their Kosmo Vinyl (The Clash, Sex Pistols, and more) produced (Casino Studio, Atlanta, GA) self-titled album. The record had a short life on radio, with their cover of John Denv...

August Singer Songwriter Record of the Month - Dawes - Passwords (Gold Vinyl, 2XLP)

August Singer Songwriter Record of the Month - Dawes - Passwords (Gold Vinyl, 2XLP)

Double Vinyl Gatefold Translucent Gold Vinyl On the group's sixth album, Passwords, inspiration pulls guitarist/ singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Lee Pardini into their most universal, topical territory to date. This is a record about the modern world: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, the small victories and big losses that give it shape. Taylor's writing is personal at points - the result of his recent ...