Wednesday, June 1, 2011

__________________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

Pretty self-explanatory.

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

Christian hip-hop.

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

Progressive drone-metal/shoegaze.


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