There are lots of great new releases and re-issues heading our way over the next month or so. Today Pink Floyd has re-issued The Wall and Division Bell, and later in September they will release Atom Heart Mother, Obscured By Clouds and Meddle. Get your pre-orders in soon to ensure you get first dibs when they arrive. Also a couple Soundgarden re-issues are on there way, first up today is Louder Than Love then Down on the Upside due out next Friday.
We are busy cleaning and getting ready a large load of used/vintage vinyl to put out soon, so keep checking in to see what shows up.
A list of restocks and new additions to our selection here at Backbeat is way down below but first, on to the featured recent new releases for this week!
Atmosphere – Fishing Blues
Minneapolis hip hop heroes Atmosphere have released their seventh studio album Fishing Blues, out now on Rhymesayers Entertainment. Producer Ant and lyricist / rapper Slug have been making music together as Atmosphere for over 20 years and have managed to continually tweak and strive to perfect their formula, while neither straying too far off their path, nor resorting to playing it safe and that holds true on the new set. Fishing Blues is a collection of songs that both define and redefine the Atmosphere sound and features 18 new tracks written and produced by Atmosphere with appearances from DOOM, Aesop Rock, Kool Keith, The Grouch, deM atlaS, and more.
Blood Orange – Freetown Sound
Freetown Sound is the third album from Devonté Hynes aka Blood Orange. Written and produced by Hynes, Freetown Sound is a tour de force, a pastiche of Hynes’ past, present, and future that melds his influences with his own established musical voice.
For well over a decade, Devonté Hynes has proven himself a virtuoso of versatility, experimenting with almost every conceivable musical genre under a variety of monikers. After moving to New York City in the mid-2000s, Hynes became Blood Orange, plumming the oeuvres of the city’s musical legends to create a singular style of urgent, delicate pop music. Freetown Sound, which follows 2011’s Coastal Grooves and 2013’s breakthrough Cupid Deluxe, builds upon everything Hynes has done as an artist, resulting in the most expansive artistic statement of his career. Drawing from a deep well of techniques and references, the album unspools like a piece of theater, evoking unexpected communions of moods, voices, and eras. Freetown Sound derives its name from the birthplace of Hynes’ father, the capital of Sierra Leone. Thematically, it is profoundly personal and unapologetically political, touching on issues of race, religion, sex, and sexism over 17 shimmering songs.
Of Montreal – Innocence Reaches
Innocence Reaches begins with a query. “How do you identify?” coos a robotic voice over a strikingly modern mix of bright synthpop and surging rave. The question too feels very of its time—as outdated ideas about gender and attraction are being overturned—but it’s also a fair ask whenever of Montreal debuts an album.
The project’s 14th LP follows two full decades of mercurial creative mania: swallowing up ’60s psych-pop, Prince-ly funk, and glammy prog in turn; morphing freely between full-band affair and cloistered confessional booth; comprising lyrics both painfully personal and absurdly fantastical; and recently drawing site-specific inspiration from culture capitals like San Francisco or New York City. The thread that runs through it all is Athens, GA’s Kevin Barnes, and Innocence Reaches finds him at his most light-hearted in years, working a Parisian stint, Top 40 sounds, and his newfound single status into the kaleidoscopic swirl. Even as he continues to sift the sonic and emotional detritus of his past, Barnes sums up his current mood in the opener’s title: “let’s relate.
Xiu Xiu – Plays the Music of Twin Peaks
Australia’s Gallery of Modern Art commissioned Xiu Xiu to reinterpret the music from Twin Peaks for their David Lynch: Between Two Worlds exhibition. Since then, the band has performed select concerts all over the globe culminating in a proper studio album of the compositions.
“It’s difficult to overstate the cultural impact of Twin Peaks 25 years ago. Transferring his art-house cinema ethic to the small screen, David Lynch’s cerebral, surrealist murder mystery series towered like a desert skyscraper over the wastelands of mainstream US TV drama.
A large part of the series’ appeal lay in the hypnotic, spectral soundtrack that won a Grammy for its composer, Angelo Badalamenti. Invited earlier this year to reinterpret that music for a Lynch retrospective at the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, Californian avant-noise trio Xiu Xiu have now taking their work on a world tour.” – The Guardian
We also received some restocks and added several new albums to the rotation here, no pic this time but here’s a list of what showed up the past week.
Adele – 25
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls
Alice In Chains – MTV Unplugged
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Atmosphere – God Loves Ugly
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Booker T & The MG’s – Green Onions
David Bowie – Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie – Aladdin Sane
David Bowie – Changesonebowie
Dave Brubeck – Time Out
Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Denial
Car Seat Headrest – Teens of Style
City And Colour – If I Should Go Before You
Clutch – Blast Tyrant
Clutch – Psychic Warfare
Clutch – Robot Hive/Exodus
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
Dayglo Abortions – Armageddon Survival Guide
Death Grips – Money Store
Del Tha Funkee Homosapien – I Wish My Brother George Was Here
Deltron – 3030 Event II
Dinosaur Jr. – Bug
Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me
James Elmore – The Sky is Crying
Eminem – Slim Shady LP
Explosions In The Sky – The Wilderness
Father John Misty – I Love You Honeybear
Fugees – Score
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
Gorillaz – Plastic Beach
Hole – Live Through This
Immortal Technique – Revolutionary Vol. 1
Immortal Technique – Revolutionary Vol. 2
Lumineers – Lumineers
Madvillain – Madvillainy
Mazzy Star – Seasons Of Your Day
Melvins – Houdini
Metallica – Metallica
Charles Mingus – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane – At Carnegie Hall
Mos Def – Black On Both Sides
Mos Def/Talib Kweli – Black Star
Nas – Illmatic XX
National – High Violet
Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted
Pharcyde – Labcabincalifornia
Pink Floyd – Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
Rage Against The Machine – Evil Empire
Rancid – And Out Come the Wolves
Replacements – Let It Be
The Shins – Oh Inverted World
The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow
Sigur Ros – Kveikur
Sigur Ros – ()
Skinny Puppy – Weapon
Smashing Pumpkins – Adore
Smashing Pumpkins – Gish
Soundgarden – Superunknown
Sunny Day Real Estate – How It Feels To Be Something On
Peter Tosh – Legalize It
Tragically Hip – Fully Completely
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground And Nico
White Stripes – Elephant
Wolfmother – Wolfmother