Hey Backbeaters! What seemed like a bit of a snoozy summer for new releases has now turned into a steady stream of great albums coming out on a weekly basis. This week we are featuring some new releases and a few that were released earlier in the month but have finally come in. Fresh this week at Backbeat are the latest Against Me!, Blind Pilot, Okkervil River and Jack White albums, plus a couple more Pink Floyd reissues have been released. All the details down below.
We also received some restocks on a few things this week, they are:
Beach Boys – Pet Sounds (Mono)
Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
City And Colour – Hurry And The Harm
Death Grips – Money Store
Eminem – Slim Shady LP
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
Gogol Bordello – Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike
Grizzly Bear – Veckatimest
Robert Johnson – King Of the Delta Blues Vol. 1 & 2
July Talk – Touch
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid M.A.A.D. City
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly
Lumineers – Cleopatra
Sublime – 40 Oz. To Freedom
Sublime – Sublime
Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface
Twenty One Pilots – Vessel
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
On to the new releases!
Jack White – Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016
This latest release from Jack White collects 26 acoustic songs from throughout White’s wide-ranging musical career, spanning album tracks, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased tracks. The album, arranged in chronological order, includes acoustic songs made famous by The White Stripes, beginning with ”Sugar Never Tasted So Good” (originally found on The White Stripes’ second-ever 7-inch single) and then lighting upon favorites like ”Apple Blossom” and ”I’m Bound To Pack It Up” (remixed here from the original recordings on 2000’s DE STIJL), ”Hotel Yorba” and ”We’re Going To Be Friends” (from 2001’s WHITE BLOOD CELLS), ”You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket” and ”Well It’s True That We Love One Another” (from 2003’s GRAMMY® Award-winning ELEPHANT), ”Forever For Her (Is Over For Me),” ”White Moon” and ”As Ugly As I Seem” (from 2005’s GET BEHIND ME SATAN) ”Effect & Cause” (from 2007’s ICKY THUMP), and the Beck-produced ”Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap,” first found on the B-side to The White Stripes’ final single, 2007’s ”Conquest.”
Blind Pilot – And Then Like Lions
Written and composed by Blind Pilot’s Israel Nebeker over the course of three years, the record is a transcendent, cathartic response to the loss of his father and end of a 13-year relationship. ‘Lions’ is Blind Pilot’s most exhilarating album to date, a lush 10-song collection that is resilient, uplifting and often majestic in the face of tragedy. The group has shared stages with The Shins, Andrew Bird, Calexico and more. The project began in 2007 when Israel and co-founding member Ryan Dobrowski went on a West Coast tour via bicycle.
Against Me! – Shape Shift With Me
The new full-length record that has been released on the band’s own label Total Treble is out now! Written over the past couple of years while on tour, the new album is a collaborative effort that Against Me! are extremely excited to share with you. Enjoy it!
Okkervil River – Away
A statement from Okkervil River’s Will Sheff on the new album Away:
“2013-2015 had been a strange time for me. I lost some connections in a music industry that was visibly falling apart. Some members of the Okkervil River backing band left, moving on to family life or to their own projects. I spent a good deal of time sitting in hospice with my grandfather, who was my idol, while he died. I felt like I didn’t know where I belonged. When there was trouble at home, a friend offered me her empty house in the Catskills where I could go and clear my head. New songs were coming fast up there, so I set myself the challenge of trying to write as many as possible as quickly as possible. I wasn’t thinking about any kind of end product; the idea was just to write through what I was feeling, quickly and directly. Eventually, I realized I was writing a death story for a part of my life that had, buried inside of it, a path I could follow that might let me go somewhere new.”
We hope you have some time to dig into these awesome albums. Have an amazing weekend!
Can’t get enough of those Sugar Crisps.