New Vinyl Releases From Foster the People and Portugal. The Man + Restocks!

Let’s get you all caught up on what arrived yesterday. There’s a huge list of restocks and additions to the new vinyl selection here at Backbeat, it’ just a little further down this page. First though, we’ve got a couple releases from Foster the People and Portugal. The Man to feature today. Let’s get on to the tunes!

New Vinyl Releases August 18 2017

Foster the People - Sacred Hearts ClubFoster the People – Sacred Hearts Club

It’s seven years since Pumped Up Kicks propelled Foster The People to stardom, but front-man Mark Foster will forever be The Guy Who Used To Write Advertising Jingles. Sacred Hearts Club won’t do much to alter that perception. All the boxes are resolutely ticked with focus-grouped determination here, from skittering R&B pop (Harden The Point) and bass-heavy bangers (Loyal Like Sid And Nancy) to airbrushed punk-funk (the title track), while the more-ismore production chokes out any remaining humanity. The poolside psychedelia of Space Static Lover is a sparkling highlight; how much of the rest appeals hinges on your tolerance for ruthless pop efficiency.

Portugal. The Man - WoodstockPortugal. The Man – Woodstock

It’s 2017 and the world continues to burn like an avalanche of flaming biohazard material sliding down a mountain of used needles into a canyon full of rat feces. But hey, it’s not all bad: Portugal. The Man has a new album out called Woodstock.

PTM’s last album came out over three years ago—a long gap for a band who’ve dropped roughly an album a year since 2006. And in true, prolific band fashion, they’ve spent almost every minute since 2013 working on an album called Gloomin + Doomin. They created a shit-ton of individual songs, but as a whole, none of them hung together in a way that felt right. Then John Gourley, PTM’s lead singer, made a trip home to Wasilla, Alaska, and that completely changed the album’s trajectory.

The band went back to the studio working with John Hill (In The Mountain In The Cloud), Danger Mouse (Evil Friends), Mike D (Everything Cool), and longtime collaborator Casey Bates (The one consistent producer since the first record). In this new-found creative territory, the album that became Woodstock rolled out naturally from

Remember that mountain of burning needles we were talking about? Good. Because Woodstock is an
album (Including the new single “Feel It Still”) that, with optimism and heart points at the giant pile and says, “Hey, this pile is fucked up!” And if you think that pile is fucked up too, you owe it to yourself, hell, to all of us, to get out there and do something about it.

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New Vinyl Additions August 18 2017

Restocks and additions to the new record selection here at Backbeat:

Adele – 21
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Bauhaus – In the Flat Field
Beastie Boys – Mix-Up
Big Star – #1 Record
Bjork – Homogenic
David Bowie – Hunky Dory
David Bowie – Ziggy Stardust
Johnny Cash – American Iv: Man Comes Around
Coldplay – Parachutes
Counting Crows – August And Everything After
Cure – Greatest Hits
The Darcys – The Darcys
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
Mac Demarco – This Old Dog
Mac Demarco – Salad Days
Mac Demarco – 2
Depeche Mode – Violator
Dinosaur Jr. – You’re Living All Over Me
Dinosaur Jr. – Bug
Dr. Dre – Chronic
Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
Brian Eno – Before And After Science (45RPM)
Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes w/Sun Giant EP
Fugees – Score
Green Day – Dookie
Dave Hause – Devour
John Lee Hooker – Great
Iggy Pop – Idiot
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
July Talk – Touch
Kula Shaker – K2.0
Bob Marley – Catch A Fire
Megadeth – Rust In Peace
Mobb Deep – Infamous
Kevin Morby – City Music
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton
Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine
Opeth – Blackwater Park
Paperhead – Chew
Pink Floyd – Animals
Portishead – Dummy (import)
Radiohead – Kid A
Radiohead – In Rainbows
Rage Against The Machine – Battle Of Los Angeles
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Greatest Hits
Replacements – Let It Be
Ride – Weather Diaries
The Shins – Chutes Too Narrow
The Shins – Oh Inverted World
Starsailor – Love Is Here
Soundtrack – Baby Driver
Soundtrack – Labyrinth
Soundtrack – Napoleon Dynamite
Soundtrack – Natural Born Killers
Soundtrack – Romeo And Juliet
Soundtrack – Straight Outta Compton
Sufjan Stevens – Michigan
Sublime – 40 Oz. To Freedom
Sublime – Sublime
Tragically Hip – Fully Completely
Tragically Hip – Live Between Us
A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders
Twenty One Pilots – Vessel
Various Artists – Transformers Roll Out
Velvet Underground – And Nico
Weezer – Blue Album
Brenton Wood – Oogum Boogum
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang