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  • Level 42 Compilation Set Released

    Level 42 Compilation Set Released

    A new compilation album from English band Level 42, fronted by Mark King, known for his slap-and-pop bass playing style, is available. Collected features all the band’s singles, including 1980s hits like “Lessons in Love” and “Something About You,” as well as 11 12-inch remixes. Collected is available in the U.S. as an set. Collected... »

  • Skeletonwitch Releases EP

    Skeletonwitch Releases EP

    Ohio-based extreme metal outfit Skeletonwitch has released an EP, The Apothic Gloom. The four-song EP from the group, with Evan Linger on bass, includes the 7-minute closer, “Red Death, White Light.” In a recent interview with Heavy Blog Is Heavy, Linger noted some of his bass influences. Not surprisingly, Steve Harris of Iron Maiden and... »

  • Sabaton Releases “The Last Stand”

    Sabaton Releases “The Last Stand”

    Swedish metal band Sabaton has released its 8th studio album, The Last Stand. The band, featuring founding bassist Pär Sundström, is known for its focus on historical battles, which also defines the content on The Last Stand – one Sundström calls “a majestic record.” Conflicts explored on the album include the Battle of Thermopylae (“Sparta”),... »

  • Maddie Jay & the pH Collective Release Debut Album

    Maddie Jay & the pH Collective Release Debut Album

    If you’ve been following No Treble for the past year, you’ve seen the rise of Maddie Jay & the pH Collective. Starting with their first original, “Throw Away Your Hate,” the bassist-led band has been wowing readers with deep grooves and lush arrangements. Now the band has released their first EP, entitled Meanwhile… The 8-song... »

  • MONK’estra Big Band Releases Vol. 1

    MONK’estra Big Band Releases Vol. 1

    Pianist John Beasley’s MONK’estra contemporary big band, which interprets the work of legendary jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, has released MONK’estra Vol. 1. Beasley is a Monk aficionado and serves as music director for the Monk Institute’s gala concerts, like International Jazz Day and the Monk Institute’s annual competition galas. Since 2013, the MONK’estra... »

  • 1976 Jerry Garcia Band Live Recording Released

    1976 Jerry Garcia Band Live Recording Released

    The latest entry in the GarciaLive archival series presents the Jerry Garcia Band, in one of its most durable iterations, in a newly rediscovered recording from 1976. GarciaLive Volume Seven: November 8th, 1976, Sophie’s, Palo Alto, features Garcia’s longtime collaborator John Kahn (who also worked with Garcia in Old and in the Way and died... »

  • Soilwork Releases Rarities

    Soilwork Releases Rarities

    Swedish death metal band Soilwork has released a collection of rarities on the album, Death Resonance. The album includes rarely released and unreleased material dating back to 2005, as well as two new songs, and features the work of bassists Ola Flink and Markus Wibom. The band, with current bassist Wilbom, is also still supporting... »

  • Christian McBride Appears on Tribute to Jazz Great Elvin Jones

    Christian McBride Appears on Tribute to Jazz Great Elvin Jones

    Living Colour drummer Will Calhoun has assembled a group of top jazz musicians for his tribute to jazz drumming great, the late Elvin Jones. Celebrating Elvin Jones features virtuoso bassist Christian McBride, saxophonist Antoine Roney, keyboardist Carlos McKinney, trumpeter Keyon Harrold, and other players, like Jan Hammer, who played as part of Jones’ trio. Jones... »

  • Blind Pilot Releases Third Album

    Blind Pilot Releases Third Album

    Indie folk band Blind Pilot has released its third studio album, And Then Like Lions. Luke Ydstie handles bass on the album, which the Wall Street Journal praised. “And Then Like Lions has a lyrical sweep reminiscent of esteemed heartbreak-and-recovery albums like Lou Reed’s Magic and Loss and Arcade Fire’s Funeral, which are excellent company... »

  • Of Montreal Releases “Innocence Reaches”

    Of Montreal Releases “Innocence Reaches”

    The Kevin Barnes-fronted rock band Of Montreal has released its 14th studio album, Innocence Reaches. Davey Pierce (Yip Deceiver) handles bass, as he has for most of the past nine years (he didn’t play with the band in 2014). Long influenced by legendary rock bands like The Beatles and The Beach Boys, Of Montreal decided... »