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THE TRAGICALLY HIP – MAN MACHINE POEM

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The Tragically Hip ‐ Man Machine Poem. The band’s 14th studio album takes its name from a track on their Gold selling 2012 release, Now For Plan A, and was recorded at The Hip’s home studio The Bathouse, produced by Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene, Andy Kim, Arts & Crafts label co‐founder) and Dave Hamelin (The Stills). “We’re moving forward while embracing a memory,” says Kevin Drew. “That was what I said to the band going into this recording.” He explains that muscle memory is why we love songs, it’s the most important thing a band has. “This album is about three things,” he continues. “Memory, transformation, and truth. I think it’s a fantastic record.” The Tragically Hip are in the best possible place a band can be: they’re brothers, they play so easily together, comfortable in their skins enough to try any idea, confident enough to know what’s right. No team of ace Swedish consultant‐writers needed; The Hip ...

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MUMFORD & SONS – JOHANNESBURG

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Mumford & Sons are very proud to announce details of a new set of recordings entitled Johannesburg, made with Baaba Maal, Beatenberg and The Very Best. The songs were recorded in Studio 2 and the Auditorium of the The South African Broadcasting Corporation, Johannesburg in February over two all‐day‐and–all–night sessions and produced by Mumford & Sons and The Very Best’s Swedish electronic music maestro, Johan Hugo. The song which opens Johannesburg, There Will Be Time, is a belter. Tender but not shackled by any sense of restraint. It has that special inference of yearning that Mumford & Sons do so incredibly well, and when combining that with the musicianship of Baaba Maal’s glorious crew and his vocals which interweave mesmerisingly with that yearning thing, you’ve got something really quite otherworldly. Otherworldly indeed.    

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JAKE BUGG – ON MY ONE

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JAKE BUGG – ON MY ONE

The album title takes its name from a saying in Jake’s Nottingham hometown and couldn’t be more apt. Instead of saying on my own, they say on my one. “In a lot of ways it sums up this record because it mainly has been me on my own,” Jake says. “I saw this as the logical next step in my development as a songwriter. It was a challenge but something I felt I had to do.” Jake wrote all eleven songs, played most of the instruments, and produced most of the album (Jacknife Lee produced 3 tracks). The results are simply staggering. Following the incredible success of his first two albums, the double platinum 2012 debut ‘Jake Bugg’ and the top five 2013 follow‐up ‘Shangri La’, this new disc firmly establishes Jake as one of Britain’s most exciting talents. Recorded in London, Los Angeles and Nottingham, highlights are many and include the moving ‘Love Hope And Misery’ driven ...

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GARBAGE – STRANGE LITTLE BIRDS

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“Last fall, Garbage revisited their seminal self‐titled debut with a special 20th anniversary reissue and tour. This year, however, the alt rockers are looking to add to their catalog with their first album in four years, Strange Little Birds… It spans 11 new songs, with titles such as “If I Lost You”, “Even Though Our Love Is Doomed”, and “Teaching Little Fingers to Play”. Recording sessions took place in the basement of band member and renowned producer Butch Vig as well as Los Angeles studio Red Razor Sounds. As a press release notes, Strange Little Birds is the least “fussed over” album in Garbage’s discography. “The guiding principle was keeping it fresh, and relying on instinct both lyrically and musically,” front‐person Shirley Manson says. Following their hunches eventually led them back to their roots — specifically, the album they’d just celebrated. “To me, this record, funnily enough, has the most to do with the first record than any ...

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IAN THOMAS – A LIFE IN SONG

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On A Life In Song, legendary Canadian singer/songwriter Ian Thomas looks back on a hits‐heavy catalogue spanning more than four decades. This is a retrospective with a difference, though. Rather than being simply a greatest hits collection, A Life In Song features dramatic orchestral reinterpretations of Thomas’ musically and lyrically eloquent material. Along with producer Peter Cardinali, Ian recorded these new versions with the acclaimed Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. “Our goal was to integrate the song right into the orchestra or in some cases to use the orchestra to underscore the lyric,” Thomas explains. The album features songs that were hits for both Thomas and such artists as Santana, America, Chicago and Manfred Mann’s Earth Band plus more recent material and one brand new composition, “So Cold In The City.” The result is a record destined to both thrill longtime fans and make new converts.

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RED HOT CHILLI PEPERS – THE GETAWAY

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Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers return with their brand new studio album ‘The Getaway’. The new album includes the infectious first single ‘Dark Necessities’. The track is the first song to be released from the Los Angeles-based band’s upcoming 11th studio album, The Getaway, due from Warner Bros. Records on June 17th. The album was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ previous album, I’m With You, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 countries. One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including "Best Rock Album" for Stadium Arcadium, "Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group" for "Dani ...

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WALTER TROUT – LIVE IN AMSTERDAM

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ON NOVEMBER 28TH 2015, WALTER TROUT TOOK THE STAGE AT AMSTERDAM’S OPULENT ROYAL THEATER CARRE FOR A CAPTIVATING LIVE PERFORMANCE THAT SHOWCASED THE BLUES-ROCK LEGEND AT FULL-THROTTLE. WITH SONGS PULLED FROM EVERY ERA OF HIS FIVEDECADE CAREER, THE ‘ALIVE IN AMSTERDAM’ SET IS POTENT, FROM THE STINGING LUTHER ALLISON COVER “I’M BACK,” TO THE PLAINTIVE B.B. KING TRIBUTE “SAY GOODBYE TO THE BLUES,” WHICH BUILDS FROM NECK-TINGLING GUITAR SWELLS TO A STUNNING VIRTUOSO CLIMAX. ‘BATTLE SCARS’ IS WELL-REPRESENTED BY THE HARMONY BOLSTERED ROCKER “ALMOST GONE” AND THE RAUCOUS “TOMORROW SEEMS SO FAR AWAY,” WHILE TROUT IS JOINED BY HIS SON JON FOR “ROCK ME BABY,” AND EVEN FINDS TIME FOR A FISTFUL OF FAN FAVORITES, INCLUDING “THE LOVE THAT WE ONCE KNEW” AND “MARIE’S MOOD.” ‘ALIVE IN AMSTERDAM’ IS THE SOUND OF A MAN ANNOUNCING HIS RESURRECTION AFTER A PERIOD ON THE ROPES. AS TROUT’S ARMY OF INTERNATIONAL FANS ARE PAINFULLY AWARE, RECENT TIMES HAVE TAKEN THE BANDLEADER TO THE BRINK, FOLLOWING A BLEAK DIAGNOSIS OF LIFE-THREATENING LIVER ...

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PAUL MCCARTNEY – PURE MCCARTNEY

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McCartney curated career‐spanning compilation! Paul McCartney and his music need no introduction. Together with three of his friends, he changed the cultural landscape forever… and Paul’s accomplishments since then as a member of Wings and a solo artist make for a staggering body of work that stands proudly alongside those eight sensational years with The Beatles. 'Pure McCartney', a new compilation of his solo, Wings and Fireman work, celebrates that fact, showcasing 67 highlights from one of the most‐revered catalogues in music ‐ from 'McCartney' in 1970, his debut solo album, right through to 'Hope For The Future', his 2014 track taken from 'Destiny', the most‐anticipated video game of the last decade. Not only is 'Pure McCartney’ a monumental mixtape of some of popular music's most memorable moments from 1970 to the present day, it also features curios for the superfans and some of Paul's personal favourites—all handpicked by the man himself.. Packaging: 2CD digipak with 20 page ...

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COLVIN & EARLE – COLVIN & EARLE

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SHAWN COLVIN & STEVE EARLE UNITE AS COLVIN & EARLE.. GRAMMY® AWARD‐WINNING SONGWRITERS UNVEIL DEBUT COLLABORATIVE ALBUM, PRODUCED BY BUDDY MILLER! COLVIN & EARLE reveals a truly collaborative creative partnership, with each singer/songwriter contributing verses, melodies, choruses, and chord progressions. Songs like "Tell Moses” – a rollicking slice of folk‐gospel that works its way from Egypt to Ferguson, MO – and the irresistibly vibrant "Happy & Free” see Colvin & Earle gelling into a gorgeous, cohesive duo, the perfect vehicle for their sterling harmonies and infinite songwriting gifts. COLVIN & EARLE’s more melancholy moments cut close to the bone from both artists’ personal experiences, from the winsome "The Way That We Do” and the selfreflective "You’re Right (I’m Wrong)” the closing "You’re Still Gone” (featuring lyrics by Julie Miller). Colvin & Earle also chose to include four distinctive covers, including "Ruby Tuesday” and "Raise The Dead” as well as a bluesy take on The Nashville Teens’ garage rock standard, ...

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BAND OF HORSES – WHY ARE YOU OK

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Leader of Band of Horses since 2004, Bridwell recently learned that the path to creative epiphany can start with staying home, looking inside, and letting childlike wonder flourish. After years of searching for inspiration outside—rocky shores, dense woods, desert plains— he has uncovered a new conduit by growing roots: being a husband and a father, and channeling the resulting sense of exploration, uncertainty, fear, love, and courage into his music. In the process, he has brought his true inner self to the outside, and found additional guidance from a new producer, an old mentor, and his beloved bandmates, resulting in the fifth full‐length Band of Horses album, Why Are You OK.

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