All Nerve4AD #ad - Shrink-wrapped. New 2018 album from Kim Deal ex-Pixes and crew. Includes "wait in the car", plus a cover of Amon Duul II's "Archangel's Thunderbird". Their first in 10 years, and first with the classic "Last Splash" line-up in 25 years! Cameo by Courtney Barnett.
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What A Time To Be AliveMerge Records #ad - It makes creating your own vision of reality so much easier…” Despite the album’s driving force, policy, it would be a mistake to call the album political, which suggests it has anything to do with parties, or anything that can be broken down into a rational difference of opinion. It’s about ‘how do you live / not go crazy’ in the current climate when it seems like every day there’s a new outrage being perpetrated.
Evie nagy Shrink-wrapped. Merritt and crutchfield join on “Erasure, ” a resonant confrontation of the objective and consequences of fear and hatred. Part of that was wanting a feeling of community, ” says Mac. After the shocking, at least art and music will be great now!’, demoralizing result of the 2016 election, and for many, “I didn’t buy the silver lining some were promoting that ‘well, ” says Superchunk co-founder and frontman Mac McCaughan.
What A Time To Be Alive #ad - Like 2013’s i hate music, the new record brings spirit to the frontlines of pain—it’s as defiant as it is despairing, loss, which focused on death, and the role of music in an aging life, as much a call to arms as a throwing up of hands. Every dumb racist in america saw the election as a signal to come out of their holes, ” says Mac You brushed your teeth and found your calling / There was no air but to be clear / at the bottom of a swamp / darkness was all you wanted.
. It’s a record, says mac, “about a pretty dire and depressing situation but hopefully not a record that is dire and depressing to listen to. Indeed, like so much of superchunk’s music in the band’s nearly three decades together, the songs on What a Time to Be Alive meet rage and anxiety head-on with the catharsis and exhilaration of loud punk fire and vulnerable pop energy.
How To Solve Our Human ProblemsMatador Records #ad - It’s not a song we’d laboured over playing for months - it fell together quite quickly thanks in large part to Bob’s Bobby Kildea, guitarist enthusiasm and Stuart’s willingness to dismember an old song and repurpose the break, so that it wasn’t just the same three chords over and over and over.
There’s one big reason why 15 songs are coming out on three EPs, rather than one album. Shrink-wrapped. We’d met leo in february of 2016, and i’d say that meeting and the recording of ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’ were the first tangible steps of this EP project, ” Martin says. Shrink-wrapped. Murdoch, as ever, is not the only writer.
How To Solve Our Human Problems #ad - Shrink-wrapped. A new belle and Sebastian release is always something to cheer. Sarah martin violin/vocals brought in the delicious ‘the same Star’, and was produced by Leo Abrahams Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts, which marries Belle and Sebastian’s melodiousness to a pounding Motown backbeat, Regina Spektor.
We didn’t have a stack of songs to play him, but we liked him and he became a part of the plan from that point - and when I’d got to a point with ‘The Same Star’ where it just needed to be recorded, I thought it could benefit from having a producer to steer things, and fortunately we had a slot in the diary marked ‘Leo’ coming up.
We’d made a couple of lps, remembering the early days of the band’s career, ” Murdoch says, within the space of six months, Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister, and how that fed into their decision-making this time. So three new releases leads to the inevitable conclusion: three cheers! here is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, and play at the official London residence of the US ambassador the last president’s ambassador, not the current one’s.
Twin FantasyMatador Records #ad - New 2018 album from will toledo and cohorts, re-recording and re-imagining his own 2011 self-released record! Includes a BONUS disc of the original version. 2cd set. Shrink-wrapped. Features "Nervous Young Inhumans". Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped.
Tell Me How You Really FeelMom+Pop #ad - Shrink-wrapped. The grammy and brit nominated Courtney Barnett returns with her second album - Tell Me How You Really Feel. Shrink-wrapped. As the world becomes more familiar with Courtney Barnett these songs feel comforting and emphatic yet that raw energy and the ability to make the listener think still remain.
Shrink-wrapped. It follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut album sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit, and a recent top 10 collaborative record, 'Lotta Sea Lice', with Kurt Vile. One of the most distinctive voices in music, courtney is known for mixing witty observations with unflinching self-assessment - fast forward to now and although all of the cleaver turns of phrase and an eye for story telling are still there; this new collection of songs see a more serious and outwardly tone capturing the current social landscape yet still retaining moments of intimacy and warmth.
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Quiet & PeaceSchoolkids Records #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Having first made its mark with a raw, as manifested in the bittersweet ballads, raucous approach that put the band at the forefront of the '90s alt-rock explosion, the intrepid trio has consistently revealed new layers of musical and emotional depth, soul-searching songcraft and rousing rock tunes that make up the new album Quiet and Peace.
In the three decades since first convening at the University of Massachusetts, Buffalo Tomsinger-guitarist Bill Janovitz, bassist-vocalist Chris Colbourn and drummer Tom Maginnishave built a formidable body of work. The consistently compelling 11-song set on the band's own scrawny label, in association with Schoolkids Records finds the band simultaneously mining their best-known sonic elements while breaking new ground on emotionally resonant new tunes such as "All Be Gone, " "Overtime, " "Roman Cars, " "Freckles" and "CatVMouse.
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CleanFat Possum #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Debut 2018 album! rugged dream-pop 'n' chugging fuzz-rock from the New York-via-Nashville songstress, for fans of Japanese Breakfast and Major Leagues. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Includes "cool" and "Your Dog". Shrink-wrapped.
Boarding House ReachColumbia #ad - His most recent full-length release, the raconteurs, alternate versions, spanning album tracks, 2016's jack white acousTIC RECORDINGS: 1998-2016 Third Man Records/Columbia, and previously unreleased material from The White Stripes, remixes, collected 26 acoustic-based songs from throughout White's wide-ranging musical career, B-sides, and White's groundbreaking solo career.
Shrink-wrapped. The collection debuted at #1 on billboard's "vinyl albums" chart upon its september 2016 release - a position also achieved by 2012's RIAA gold certified solo debut, and 2014's chart-topping LAZARETTO, BLUNDERBUSS, both of which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 as well. He's backed by a remarkable new lineup of musicians that includes: drummer louis cato beyoncé, lil wayne, pitbull, as well as longtime collaborators like drummers daru jones nas, talib kweli and carla azar autolux, the mccrary sisters, Mariah Carey, Depeche Mode, bassists Charlotte Kemp Muhl The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger and NeonPhoenix Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Untouchables, Talib Kweli, and backing vocalists Esther Rose and Ann & Regina McCrary of Nashville's beloved gospel trio, keyboardists Neal Evans Soulive, John Scofield and Quincy McCrary Unknown Mortal Orchestra, percussionists Bobby Allende David Byrne, Q-Tip, Marc Anthony and Justin Porée Ozomatli, synthesizer players DJ Harrison and Anthony "Brew" Brewster Fishbone, John Legend, Doyle Bramhall II.
Boarding House Reach #ad - Shrink-wrapped. Shrink-wrapped. Boarding house reach is the new solo album from jack White, and is a testament to the breadth of the artist's creative power and his bold artistic ambition. Written and conceived while holed up in a spartan apartment with literally no outside world distractions, a simple mixer, White exclusively used the same kind of gear he had when he was 15 years old a quarter-inch four-track tape recorder, and the most basic of instrumentation.
Smith, and white at Third Man Studio in Nashville, TN.