It’s Friday and we’ve got a bunch of recent new releases to feature today. Looking for some some great new music for the long weekend? Backbeat has you covered with the latest from Future Islands, Eminem and a great looking picture disc of The Mandalorian theme song.
If you’ve been waiting for the ROCKtober 2020 releases to start rolling in we now have the Talking Heads releases, Jane’s Addiction, Love, John Prine and Faith No More in stock! What, you want more?! How about the Kraftwerk limited colour versions that just arrived too. So many great releases, keep reading for all the details.
Future Islands – As Long As You Are
Future Islands’ sixth album “As Long As You Are” looks to the past as well as the future, confronting old ghosts and embracing a new hope. It is an album about trust, full of honesty, redemption and “letting go”, allowing old wounds to heal and bringing painful chapters to a close. “As Long As You Are” also signals a new era for Future Islands. Drummer Mike Lowry officially joins as a fully-fledged member and songwriter bolstering the founding trio of William Cashion, Samuel T. Herring and Gerrit Welmers. Together, the four-piece took on official production duties for the first time, co-producing “As Long As You Are” with engineer Steve Wright at his Wrightway Studios in Baltimore. Their brand of new wave synth-pop full of bright melodies and heavenly choruses is as euphoric and uninhibitedly joyful as anything the band has done in their 14-year career.
The Mandalorian – Theme Song (Picture Disc)
The collectible vinyl picture disc features the theme song to ‘The Mandalorian’ on both sides. The picture disc will include an image of Baby Yoda which will be an essential purchase for all Star Wars Fans. ‘The Mandalorian’, also known as ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’, is an American space Western web television series created by Jon Favreau and released on Disney+.
Limited Edition 10″ PICTURE DISC vinyl pressed by Walt Disney Records in 2020.
Eminem – Music To Be Murdered By
Eminem returns with an album title that pays homage to Alfred Hitchcock.
Produced by Eminem and Dr Dre, the 20-track album boasts a number of high profile features including Young MA, Royce da 5’9” & White Gold, Ed Sheeran, the late Juice WRLD, Skylar Grey, Black Thought of The Roots, Q-Tip, Denaun, Anderson Paak, Don Toliver, KXNG Crooked, and Joell Ortiz.
The appearance of Juice WRLD on the album is bittersweet, as the hip-hop world is still mourning the tragic death of the 21-year-old Chicago rapper who passed away this past December.
Rhino’s Rocktober returns to honor Rock n’ Roll’s most celebrated artists with 11 exclusive, limited edition vinyl releases. Friday, October 2 kicks off the first round of releases and continues with new releases every Friday throughout the month. Rocktober 2020 features iconic artists such as Devo, Faith No More, INXS, Jane’s Addiction, John Prine, and Talking Heads.
Head to the eShop for more details and to get notified when the releases arrive at Backbeat.
Kraftwerk Limited Colour Vinyl Re-Issues
The multi-media project Kraftwerk was started in Düsseldorf, Germany 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. They set up their electronic Kling Klang Studio where they conceived and produced all Kraftwerk albums.
Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age of the 21st century. AUTOBAHN 1974, RADIO-ACTIVITY 1975, TRANS EUROPE EXPRESS 1977, THE MAN-MACHINE 1978, COMPUTER WORLD 1981, TECHNO POP 1986, THE MIX 1991, TOUR DE FRANCE 2003.
Their compositions, using innovative techniques, electronic sounds and synthetic voices combined with computerized rhythms, had a major musical influence on Electro, Hip Hop, Techno and Synth-Pop. In 2014, Kraftwerk founders Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider were honoured with the “Lifetime Achievement” Grammy Award.
In recent years and under the direction of Ralf Hütter, Kraftwerk have presented their immersive 3-D The Catalogue 12345678 live show through festivals and art museums, which began with a performance at the Venice Biennale in 2005. Their first retrospective was held at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2012, followed by a further presentation at Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf in January 2013.
Check them out at our eShop. Kraftwerk – Limited Colour Vinyl Reissues
Phew! That’s a load of new records!
See you soon!