Hello good people,
We have 6 recent releases to tell you about today. Plus a big release coming out tomorrow, and we will have copies in stock. As usual you will find some release/artist information below as well as sample tracks and videos.
Basia Bulat – Tall Tall Shadow
The third album from the critically acclaimed singer/songwriter. Tall Tall Shadow follows Basia’s 2007 debut album Oh, My Darling, hailed by eMusic as “an undeniably infectious romp,” and 2010’s Heart of My Own, which Tiny Mix Tapes declared to be a “heart-wrenching tour de force.” Basia has toured in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia, sharing the stage with artists including The National, St Vincent, Beirut, Tuneyards, Arcade Fire, Andrew Bird and Nick Cave.
Moby – Innocents
Moby is one of the most innovative and individual forces in electronic and popular music today. He has sold over 20 million albums, headlined Glastonbury, and is back with arguably one of the best albums of his career, Innocents. Moby chose to make this record with a stellar cast. For the first time in his career he worked with an outside producer, friend Mark Spike Stent, whose résumé includes Madonna, U2, Muse, Björk, and Massive Attack. The list of eminent collaborators on Innocents includes Wayne Coyne (The Flaming Lips), alt-rock legend Mark Lanegan, Cold Specks, Skylar Grey best known for co-writing and performing on Eminem and Rihanna s Love The Way You Lie; indie-folk singer Damien Jurado, and Inyang Bassey who was the vocalist on The Right Thing from Destroyed. He has named them the Innocents.
The Avett Brothers – Magpie and the Dandelion
A LETTER FROM THE AVETT BROTHERS We wanted to let you know what we’ve been up to this year. It’s been one of the most amazing years in our lives up to this point. Not only did we get our first Grammy Award nomination, but we played some of the most incredible shows we’ve ever done. That’s what we really remember. Every night, there was this energy in the air. You could feel it in the gusts of wind or as the stars blanketed the sky. Everybody felt it, and it made each gig simply electric. We’ve got to let you in on a little secret because you’ve been so good to us. While we were working on The Carpenter, we were so inspired that we wrote another record as well. During those sessions, we just felt it. Working with Rick Rubin again, we tapped into something very special. It’s like everybody was in the same zone. Now we’re ready for you to hear the record. It’s called Magpie and the Dandelion.
Haim – Days are Gone
Their polished mixture of Fleetwood Mac-inspired rock, ’80s synth pop, and ’90s R&B influences garnered attention from blogs and music critics alike that built a feverish hype around the band. The three-piece’s popularity in the U.K. swelled on the back of the release of single “Don’t Save Me,” and at the end of 2012 they became the first female group to win the influential BBC Sound of 2013 award. Following the award, Haim went on to make 2013 their own with sold-out headlining shows and a festival appearance on Glastonbury’s main stage. Their debut album, Days Are Gone, was recorded with producers Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Usher) and James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Florence + the Machine) and arrived in September 2013.
Polica – Shulamith
An offshoot of Minneapolis, Minnesota’s prolific Gayngs collective, electro-pop outfit Poliça features singer Channy Leaneagh and producer Ryan Olson as its core members. Leaneagh’s vocal prowess was well-known around town, and Olson asked her to join Gayngs as a touring member. The pair began collaborating on their own music in June 2011, putting Leaneagh’s versatile voice (she’d previously fronted the folk-rock band Roma di Luna with her former husband, Alexei Moon Casselle) in Olson’s smooth electronic soundscapes, which borrow equally from R&B and goth pop. Within a month, they had an album’s worth of songs ready and began recording, recruiting drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson, bassist Chris Bierden, and Bon Iver collaborator and vocalist Mike Noyce to flesh out the sound they envisioned. The results, Give You the Ghost, were mixed by Spoon’s Jim Eno and released by Olson and Christopherson’s Totally Gross National Product on Valentine’s Day 2012. The album earned widespread critical acclaim, and the band spent much of that year touring with acts such as the xx. Poliça’s second album, Shulamith, features a more streamlined sound as well as a duet with Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon.
And tomorrow… Arcade Fire – Reflektor is available!