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SPOCK’S BEARD – NOISE FLOOR

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Spock’s Beard are a band who are in a continual state of evolution, as is always the case with genuinely creative musicians. And their new album, ‘Noise Floor’, fits perfectly into this process. “We are always about evolution, not revolution. But what we have done this time is make the songs more melodic,” believes vocalist/guitarist Ted Leonard. “We still love our crazy prog, but now appreciate how important it is to grab people’s attention early on.” Leonard states furthermore: “If you enjoy what we have been doing on the past two albums, then I am sure there will be much that will appeal to you on Noise Floor. Some of the material this time is very bright and melodically appealing, while on the other hand there’s also a lot of dark tracks as well.” Long term fans of Spock’s Beard will find much to commend on what is the band’s 13th studio album. Both Leonard and Okumoto feel it is a natural development. “What ...

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GRAHAM NASH – OVER THE YEARS

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The Best of GRAHAM NASH on a Career Spanning 2CD Set Over The Years… highlights songs from the iconic CSN debut album (“Marrakesh Express”) and its successor album Déjà Vu, for which Neil Young joined forces with CSN (“Our House” and “Teach Your Children”) as well as songs from subsequent CSN albums (“Just A Song Before I Go” and “Wasted On The Way”). In addition, the collection highlights songs that Nash recorded for his 1971 solo debut, Songs For Beginners, including “Military Madness” and “Simple Man,” and includes unreleased mixes for two other songs from that album: “Better Days” and “I Used To Be King.” The most recent recording on the compilation is “Myself At Last” from Nash’s 2016 solo album This Path Tonight. Includes 15 demo recordings, 12 of which have never been released. Standouts include the 1968 London demo of “Marrakesh Express,” rejected by the Hollies and setting ...

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OBUXUM – H.E.R.

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OBUXUM – H.E.R.

OBUXUM is a Toronto based Somali‐Canadian producer and beat maker, whose lush and characteristic sound celebrates story telling. She has made her presence known with notable festival performances at Wavelength Festival, Kazoo! Fest, Electric Eclectics, and Venus Fest. NOW Magazine also recently included her in their list of Toronto electronic musicians to watch in 2018. OBUXUM’s latest EP, H.E.R., released via URBNET in 2018, embodies her inspirations and reflections, to the feel of a rhythmic pulse. Shetells her un‐silenced story of what it is to navigate this world as a Somali‐Canadian woman. “The black, brown, and indigenous women have inspired me endlessly to remain courageous, daring and bold. That’s what she represents”. H.E.R. exemplifies OBUXUM’s progression as an artist, by building on her previous works, Luul, ITIYAMA, and 2991. The record carries through an alternative blend of hip‐hop and electronics, creating a raw and unnamable vibe. 

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BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD – WHAT’S THAT SOUND

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Boxed Set Includes Stereo Mixes Of The Band’s Three Studio Albums, Plus Mono Mixes For Buffalo Springfield And Buffalo Springfield Again This premium boxed set includes all three albums released by the band in their three years together between 1966-1968. The music is newly remastered from the original analog tapes, all under the auspices of Neil Young. Before playing its final show on May 5, 1968, Buffalo Springfield released three studio albums on ATCO during an intense, two-year creative burst. Those albums – Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Springfield Again, and Last Time Around – are included in this new boxed set: WHAT’S THAT SOUND? THE COMPLETE ALBUMS COLLECTION. The set includes stereo mixes of all three albums, plus mono mixes for Buffalo Springfield and Buffalo Springfield Again, and will be available on June 29 from Rhino as a five-CD set.   

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RAY DAVIES – OUR COUNTRY

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RAY DAVIES – OUR COUNTRY

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release OUR COUNTRY: AMERICANA ACT II, the eagerly awaited new album from Ray Davies on Friday, June 29th. This new studio album will be available on CD and 2LP vinyl. The continuing story of The Kinks co-founder’s journeys through America, as depicted in his 2013 memoir Americana and last year’s album of the same name, OUR COUNTRY: AMERICANA ACT II is an album borne from Davies’ vision of America -- how it shaped him and evolved through the years. His reflections on his experiences in America instigate personal reformation, and eventually rediscovery and celebration of his own origins. 

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GORILLAZ – THE NOW NOW

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GORILLAZ – THE NOW NOW

A brand new studio album from Gorillaz titled The Now Now will be released by Parlophone Records on 29th June. The Now Now is 11 all-new songs from the World’s Most Successful Virtual Act*, produced by Gorillaz, with James Ford and Remi Kabaka, and recorded entirely at Studio 13, London in February this year. The album sessions for The Now Now saw the band largely eschewing guest stars, taking it back to the core creative crew: blue-haired, sweet-natured dreamer 2D on vocals; whip-smart Japanese badass Noodle on guitar; not forgetting Brooklyn-born philosopher and the meat–behind-the-beat Russel Hobbs on drums. And with Murdoc Niccals temporarily indisposed, bass duties on the new album have been taken up by erstwhile Gangreen Gang member Ace. A sun-drenched new video for first track ‘Humility’, starring a roller-skating 2D and a busking Jack Black, was directed by Jamie Hewlett and filmed entirely in Venice Beach, California last month. Virtual group ...

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – SOMETIMES THE WORLD AIN&...

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It started out as a united vision in 2006, shared between the band’s founding members, Björn Strid (vocals) and David Andersson (guitar), somewhere on one of those endless American highways in the middle of a SOILWORK tour. The original idea was to create a soundtrack for their own journey, something that you could listen to when everyone else was sick of listening to “Detroit Rock City”, “Goodbye Girl” and “Born To Run”. With the mission identified, the guys set out to handpick the perfect musicians to share and fulfill that same vision. Sharlee D’Angelo (bass, ARCH ENEMY, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS and many others), Richard Larsson (keys), Jonas Källsbäck (drums) and Sebastian Forslund (guitar, percussion) would soon fill out the lime-up. And as fate would have it, the first time they all got in a room together and started playing, the magic was instantaneous. The band released their first two albums, “Internal Affairs” and “Skyline ...

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DAWES – PASSWORDS

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DAWES – PASSWORDS

On the group's sixth album, Passwords, inspiration pulls guitarist/ singer Taylor Goldsmith, drummer Griffin Goldsmith, bassist Wylie Gelber, and keyboardist Lee Pardini into their most universal, topical territory to date. This is a record about the modern world: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, the small victories and big losses that give it shape. Taylor's writing is personal at points – the result of his recent engagement, which lends a sense of gravity and self-reflection to album highlights like "Time Flies Either Way" and "I Can't Love" - but it also zooms out, focusing not on the director himself, but on everything within the lens. 

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NINE INCH NAILS – BAD WITCH

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Nine Inch Nails will release Bad Witch on June 22, completing the trilogy that began with 2016’s Not The Actual Events and 2017’s ADD VIOLENCE. 

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PANIC! AT THE DISCO – PRAY FOR THE WICKED

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"After being away in New York for months doing Kinky Boots, I just wanted to hang out at home when I got back to LA. I was so revved up that I asked some friends to come over to my home studio to help me write about all the incredible things I've experienced the last couple of years," said Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco frontman. "Pray For The Wicked is my 'thank you' to our fans and the most fun I've ever had making album." Pray For The Wicked follows Panic! At The Disco’s critically acclaimed fifth album, Death Of A Bachelor, which was released on January 15, 2016 via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2 Records. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2017 GRAMMY® Awards. The RIAA platinum selling release was the highest selling rock album and ...

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