The latest from Deerhunter, Brian Ferry, Sharron Van Etten and M. Ward are out today on vinyl. You can find all the album details below.
We’ve been getting the browsers filled back up the past week, there’s a list of some restocks and additions to the new record selection here at Backbeat. Plus, we put out a fresh batch of used vinyl last week and a stack of used cassettes hit the shelves too. Check out all the details after the new release info.
Let’s get to it!
Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow (Indie Exclusive Blue Vinyl)
Sharon Van Etten’s Remind Me Tomorrow comes four years after Are We There, and reckons with the life that gets lived when you put off the small and inevitable maintenance in favor of something more present. Throughout Remind Me Tomorrow, Sharon Van Etten veers towards the driving, dark glimmer moods that have illuminated the edges of her music and pursues them full force. With curling low vocals and brave intimacy, Remind Me Tomorrow is an ambitious album that provokes our most sensitive impulses: reckless affections, spirited nurturing, and tender courage.
Since her last album, Van Etten has had a young son, and family life is joyful. Preparing and finishing these songs, she found herself expressing deep doubts about the world around him, and a complicated need to present a bright future for him. “There is a tear welling up in the back of my eye as I’m singing these love songs,” she says, “I am trying to be positive. There is strength to them. It’s— I wouldn’t say it’s a mask, but it’s what the parents have to do to make their kid feel safe.”
M. Ward – What a Wonderful Industry
What A Wonderful Industry is the follow up to M.Ward’s 2016 acclaimed album More Rain. Via Ward: “This is a record inspired by people in the industry I have known – heroes and villains in equal measure. There’s some beautiful moments when you travel for a living, and I’m grateful for being part of an industry that’s taken me around the world so many times – but you quickly learn there’s a perfectly imperfect balance of cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals in the zoo. This record visits the most memorable characters. There’s a lot of very inspirational people I’ve had the pleasure to work with but there are also a few I wish I’d never met. It all tragically ends with an imaginary Griffin Mill-inspired murder ballad. This album is a reminder to keep your friends close, your enemies closer and don’t let the ones that just need an extra couple hours of therapy bring you down. Anyway I hope you like it. All names have been changed to protect the innocent.”
Recorded in Portland, OR, the album was produced by M. Ward, engineered by Mike Coykendall and Adam Selzer, mixed by Rob Schnapf, and features guest vocals from Jim James.
Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? is the new album from Atlanta’s Deerhunter. It follow’s 2015’s Fading Frontier and is preceded by the lead single, Death in Midsummer and the accompanying loosely Western-themed video, which features Bradford Cox wandering around a ghost town. Album producer Cate Le Bon contributes the harpsichord that dominates the track. As thrilling and unpredictable as anything in Deerhunter’s near 15-year career, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? was recorded in several strategic geographic points across North America and produced by the band, Cate LeBon, Ben H. Allen III and Ben Etter.
Forgetting the questions and making up unrelated answers, Deerhunter’s eighth LP is a science fiction album about the present. Exhausted with the toxic concept of nostalgia, they reinvent their approach to microphones, the drum kit, the harpsichord, the electro mechanical and synthetic sounds of keyboards. Whatever guitars are left are pure chrome, plugged straight into the mixing desk with no amplifier or vintage warmth.
Bryan Ferry – Bitter-Sweet
The new album has been inspired by Bryan’s work on the Sky Atlantic/Netflix television series ‘Babylon Berlin’ (a German period drama based on the books by Volker Kutscher set in the 1920s), and takes the musical stylings from that era to put a new twist on well loved Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry tracks including ‘While My Heart is Still Beating’, ‘Sign of the Times’, ‘Bitter Sweet’ and ‘Dance Away’. Whereas Bryan’s previous album in this genre ‘The Jazz Age’ consisted of instrumentals, Bitter-Sweet includes 8 vocal tracks.
The album embraces ragtime, blues, and jazz, and whilst they evoke nostalgia, hearing beloved songs in a fresh and exciting way gives the record an edge of modernity; jazz in the 1920s was the soundtrack of popular culture – itself a modern invention and it’s almost as if we’re hearing it for the first time.
Latest New Vinyl Restocks and Additions
|Billy Talent||Billy Talent|
|Black Sabbath||Black Sabbath|
|Black Sabbath||Vol. 4|
|Bon Iver||For Emma Forever Ago|
|Bowie, David||The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust|
|Fleet Foxes||Fleet Foxes|
|Green Day||American Idiot|
|Iron Maiden||Iron Maiden|
|Kraftwerk||The Man Machine|
|Kraftwerk||Trans Europe Express|
|Mastodon||Crack The Skye|
|Mays, Matt||Matt Mays|
|Mays, Matt||Matt Mays & El Torpedo|
|Metallica||…And Justice For All|
|Metallica||Master Of Puppets|
|My Chemical Romance||The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts|
|National, The||Sleep Well Beast (White Vinyl)|
|Red Hot Chili Peppers||Greatest Hits|
|Redding, Otis||Otis Blue/Sings Soul (Blue Vinyl)|
|Slipknot||All Hope Is Gone (10th Anniversary)|
|Soundtrack||The Lost Boys (White Vinyl)|
|Stone Temple Pilots||Purple|
|The Doors||The Doors|
|The Flaming Lips||Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots|
|The Pogues||The Best Of The Pogues|
|The Replacements||Let It Be|
|The Sheepdogs||Changing Colours|
|Vampire Weekend||Vampire Weekend|
|Various Artists||Studio One Disco Mix|
|Vile, Kurt||Bottle It In (Blue Vinyl)|
|Young, Neil||Songs For Judy|
You need more music? Here’s our latest “flippin’ video” of the great used/vintage albums we put out last week.
Happy Flippin New Year! Here's our first "flippin' video" for 2019. Always great to start the year with some excellent used/vintage records for you. Lots of Beatles, Bowie and Grateful Dead in here, plus loads of other great albums to drop the needle on. See you soon!
Posted by Backbeat Books, Music & Gifts on Saturday, January 12, 2019
That’s it for today! Have an amazing weekend!
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