__________________New Releases 5.31.2011
Autopsy _ Macabre Eternal
Legendary underground Cali metal act play standard metalcore.
Black Stone Cherry _ Between The Devil & The Deep Blue Sea
Mainstream mod rock via Kentucky on Roadrunner Records.
**Blue Stone _ Pandora's Box
The fourth record from this Robert Smith produced electro-indie act is stylish, modern, and accessible. See "Curiosity," "Darkened Rooms."
BT _ These Re-Imagined Machines
Various artists offer their takes on 2010's brilliant These Hopeful Machines.
Canibus & Keith Murray: The Undergods _ In Gods We Trust, Crush Microphones To Dust
Dark, complex underground rap from some of the best in the game.
Dave Matthews Band _ Live At Wrigley Field
David Sylvian _ Died in the Wool
Experimental, progressive electro fusion from well-respected English singer-songwriter.
Death Cab For Cutie _ Codes and Keys
Ben Gibbard and Co turn up the charm but don't reach the magic of their earlier albums (ie Transatlanticsm, Something About Airplanes).
Eddie Vedder _ Ukelele Songs
16 ukelele centered tracks leave the vocals front and center, for better or worse.
Egypt Central _ White Rabbit
Mainstream alt/metal via Tennessee. RIYL Disturbed.
Eliane Elias _ Light My Fire
Interesting Jazz from brazilian composer/singer/producer benefits from a broad variety of influences.
Flogging Molly _ Speed Of Darkness
Irish punk-rockers continue with their signature blend of traditional Celtic sounds and American rock. See "Revolution," "The Power's Out."
Gamma Ray _ Skeletons & Majesties
Power metal via Germany.
The Guess Who _ Flavours
2003 remasters of some of the legendary Canadian rockers' biggest hits.
J.D. Souther _ Natural History
Well known rock/country writer puts out his second solo album since 1984.
Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School of Medicine _ Enhanced Methods of Questioning
Punk god takes on the modern world.
Jordan Knight _ Unfinished
Shockingly decent pop from this living pop phenomenon. See "Let's Go Higher," "Like A Wave."
Kate Bush _ Director's Cut
English singer-songwriter sticks with the eclectic approach that's made her a legend.
Kelli O'Hara _ Always
Bright, theatrical pop from this multiple Tony Award nominee.
**Kool G Rap _ Riches Royalty Respect
Queens rapper hasn't lost a thing, reminds us why he's considered one of the most influential ever.
Matthew Good _ Lights of Endangered Species
Vinyl/CD only release from this widely loved BC songwriter.
My Morning Jacket _ Circuital
Jim James and Co strip down their sound and come up with gold.
My Dying Bride _ Evinta
Interesting, unexpected instrumentals from this English doom-metal act.
Pagan's Mind _ Heavenly Ecstasy: Limited
Progressive metal via Norway.
Reatards _ Teenage Hate/Fuck Elvis Heres the Reatards
Re-release of the band's first record will be followed by a documentary on the deceased American punk-rocker.
Seapony _ Go With Me
Stylish, hip, female-fronted indie rock is nice but won't be blowing any minds. RIYL Beach House, Best Coast.
Sweetback Sisters _ Looking for a Fight
Classic American folk via the vibrant Northampton, MA scene.
Tedashii _ BlackLight
The Melvins _ Sugar Daddy Live
Godfathers of Grunge, live.
**The Vaccines _ What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
English indie rockers debut is a hit across the pond, and their hooky pop should be a hit here too.
Tom Harrell _ Time of the Sun
American trumpet legend plays creative Jazz.
Twisted Sister _ Under The Blade
Re-release of the band's 1982 debut.
U.S. Christmas _ Valley Path