New Release Round-Up 04-01-22
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Unlimited Love - Warner Records
Our only goal is to get lost in the music. We (John, Anthony, Chad and Flea) spent thousands of hours, collectively and individually, honing our craft and showing up for one another, to make the best album we could. Our antennae attuned to the divine cosmos, we were just so damn grateful for the opportunity to be in a room together, and, once again, try to get better. Days, weeks and months spent listening to each other, composing, jamming freely, and arranging the fruit of those jams with great care and purpose. The sounds, rhythms, vibrations, words and melodies had us enrapt. We yearn to shine a light in the world, to uplift, connect, and bring people together. Each of the songs on our new album Unlimited Love, is a facet of us, reflecting our view of the universe.This is our life’s mission. We work, focus, and prepare, so that when the biggestwave comes, we are ready to ride it. The ocean has gifted us a mighty wave and this record is theride that is the sum of our lives. Thank you for listening, we hope you enjoy it. One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including "Best Rock Album" for Stadium Arcadium, "Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group" for "Dani California, "Best Rock Song" for "Scar Tissue," and "Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal" for "Give It Away." The band holds the record for the most No. 1 singles of all time at Alternative radio, a total of 11, and a combined 81 weeks at No. 1.
North Mississippi Allstars - Set Sail - New West Records
Luther and Cody Dickinson started North Mississippi Allstars in 1996 as a loose collective of like-minded second-generation musicians who shared a local repertoire and regional style. Over the years the lineup shifted by design, and each NMA record offered up a different combination of collaborators. Set Sail finds the brothers working with Jesse Williams on bass and Lamar Williams, Jr. for the first time. Set Sail, North Mississippi Allstars’s thirteenth album, follows 2019’s Up and Rolling, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2021. Set Sail continues the band’s tradition of creating roots music that displays remarkable variety. With their latest record, NMA are able to build upon their self-described sound of Primitive Modernism - a melding of the new and the old, traditional and futuristic, crafted lyrics and improvisational music.
Paul Cauthen - Country Coming Down - Velvet Rose Records
Want to get a bead on Paul Cauthen? Good freakin' luck -- especially on his third album, Country Coming Down. COUNTRY COMING DOWN has been in motion awhile, actually. The title track, one of several co-writes with good Nashville pal Aaron Raitiere, has been around since before Cauthen's dark sophomore album ROOM 41. Its sense of campfire calm and "damn near off the map" idyll set a bar, for both music and lifestyle, that Cauthen aspired to, while the rest of the new album, recorded at Modern Electric Sound Recorders in Dallas with regular collaborators Beau Bedford (Texas Gentlemen) and Jason Burt (Medicine Man Revival), shows that Cauthen was able to get there without losing any of the playful "hot dog holly golly dagnabit" good-time spirit that rolls off his tongue like a tumbleweed in the west Texas panhandle.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On: 50th Anniversary
Pup - The Unraveling Of PUPTHEBAND [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Coral & Black Smush LP]
Thomas Rhett - Where We Started
Molly Tuttle - Crooked Tree
Carpenter Brut - Leather Terror [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2 LP]
Animals As Leaders - Parrhesia
Tempers - New Meaning
King Garbage - Heavy Metal Greasy Love [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque White LP]
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls [RSD Essential Black & White Explosion LP]
Jackson 5 - Diana Ross Presents... [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Orange LP]
Edwin Starr - War & Peace [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Orange LP]
Jungle Brothers - Straight Out The Jungle [RSD Essential Smoke LP]
Daryl Hall - Before After
Meshuggah - Immutable
The Hellacopters - Eyes Of Oblivion [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Testament - The Formation of Damnation [Limited Edition White w/ Blue & Green Splatter 2LP]
Com Truise - Galactic Melt: 10th Anniversary Edition [Black & Orange 2LP]
Quelle Chris & Chris Keys - Innocent Country 2: Remastered [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Fuego LP]
Devon Kay & The Solutions - Grieving Expectation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Half Clear half white w/ Silver Splatter LP]
Port Noir - Cuts [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Lights - PEP
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Jack White - Fear Of The Dawn - Third Man Records
Fear Of The Dawn is the fourth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, pressed to vinyl at Third Man Pressing, and released by Third Man Records. Pressed on limited astronomical blue vinyl, only available at independent record stores
Aerosmith - 1971: The Road Starts Hear - UMe
Boston 1971: Historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room – just the band, crew, and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem" Dream On."