It’s a dreary Friday but we’ve got some new releases to help pick up the mood. The latest from Gojira, Kaleo and Royal Blood have arrived. Since we can’t have you in the store yet you’re going to have to head to our eShop to grab these while we’ve got them. Curbside pickup and shipping available.
Here are some details on the new releases.
Gojira – Fortitude (Indie Exclusive – Black Ice Vinyl)
Recorded and Produced by Joe Duplantier at Silver Cord Studio – Gojira’s Ridgewood, Queens, headquarters – and mixed by Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine), FORTITUDE is a collection of songs urging humanity to imagine a new world—and then make it happen. The band initially laid the foundation for FORTITUDE last year with the surprise release of the 2020 single “Another World.” NPR hailed the track as “an apocalyptic banger,” while STEREOGUM declared, “Gojira are one of this century’s most important underground metal institutions.”
Kaleo – Surface Sounds
Frontman and songwriter JJ Julius Son has been in the studio off-and-on for two years, allowing for a combination of globe-trotting and meticulous tinkering, resulting in a spectrum of sounds recorded around the world – in North America, South America and across Europe. The final product is refreshingly free of calculation, with Julius Son allowing each tune to dictate its path while simultaneously leaning-in to his blues, folk and rock inclinations.
Royal Blood – Typhoons (Indie Exclusive – Curacao Blue Vinyl)
Hitting a melting pot of fiery rock riffs and danceable beats, they’ve delivered something fresh, unexpected and yet entirely in tune with what they’d forged their reputation with.
When Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher sat down to talk about making a new album, they knew what they wanted to achieve. It involved a conscious return to their roots, back when they had made music that was influenced by Daft Punk, Justice, and Philippe Zdar of Cassius. It also called for a similar back-to-basics approach to what had made their self-titled debut album so thrilling, visceral and original.
See you soon!