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  • A Perfect Circle Releases “Eat The Elephant”

    A Perfect Circle Releases “Eat The Elephant”

    Fourteen years after their last studio album, A Perfect Circle has returned with Eat the Elephant. The album has been in the works since at least 2008, though main songwriters Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel have kept busy with other projects. Even with the hiatus, it continues the band’s evolution toward a more melancholy... »

  • Lake Street Dive’s “Free Yourself Up” Now Available

    Lake Street Dive’s “Free Yourself Up” Now Available

    Groove master Bridget Kearney and Lake Street Dive have released Free Yourself Up, a 10-song album described as their most intimate and collaborative record to date. The band self-produced it at Goosehead Palace Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. “This album is based in the realities in our time, which have inevitably become part of everyone’s daily... »

  • Early New York Dolls Recordings Released in Box Set

    Early New York Dolls Recordings Released in Box Set

    The early days of the New York Dolls have been documented in a new release called Personality Crisis Live Recordings & Studio Demos 1972-1975. The 5-CD remastered box set showcases rare and unreleased music from the lineup of vocalist David Johansen, guitarist Johnny Thunders, bassist Arthur Kane, guitarist Sylvain Sylvain and drummer Billy Murcia. It... »

  • Dub Habitz Releases “Dreaming About Tomorrow”

    Dub Habitz Releases “Dreaming About Tomorrow”

    Bassist Nick Montou has released the debut album from his new instrumental project, Dub Habitz. Dreaming About Tomorrow blends together different styles of island music that is prevalent in the Gulf Coast region from which Montou hails. “This album is a fusion of various genres including reggae-dub, laid-back island style grooves with a mix of... »

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  • Stryper Releases “God Damn Evil”

    Stryper Releases “God Damn Evil”

    Christian Metal band Stryper has returned with their 12th studio album, God Damn Evil. The follow-up to 2015’s Fallen, the album is the first to feature new bassist Perry Richardson, who came into the fold after longtime member Timothy Gaines left last year. “We jammed and heard him play, and he’s a really killer player,”... »

  • The Who Release “Live at the Fillmore East 1968”

    The Who Release “Live at the Fillmore East 1968”

    A unique performance from The Who is now available in a three-LP or 2-CD set. Live at the Fillmore East 1968 captures the band in New York City nearing the end of a long tour, but more importantly, the shows took place one day after the assassination of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King.... »

  • Sting and Shaggy Release “44/876”

    Sting and Shaggy Release “44/876”

    In a somewhat unlikely pairing, Sting and Shaggy have teamed up to release 44/876. The album’s title is taken from the area codes for the U.K. and Jamacia, respectively, to represent each musician’s background. “I think on paper it’s pretty unlikely. We have very different vocal styles,” the former Police bassist admits. “Yet when we... »

  • Sly & Robbie Team with Norwegian Trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer For “Nordub”

    Sly & Robbie Team with Norwegian Trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer For “Nordub”

    The legendary reggae rhythm section of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare (aka Sly & Robbie) have teamed up with Norwegian jazz trumpeter Nils Petter Molvaer to release Nordub, an album that blends “the colorful atmospheres of Norwegian Jazz and the energetic grooves of Jamaica.” The band, which is rounded out with Eivind Aarset on guitar... »

  • Napalm Death Releases “Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs”

    Napalm Death Releases “Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs”

    Grindcore masters Napalm Death have compiled 31 songs for an album called Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs. Taken from tracks recorded between 2004 and 2016, the compilation brings together rarities and exclusive songs for over 90 minutes of music. Bassist Shane Embury spoke on the album earlier this year. “We can’t believe how much... »

  • Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band Release “On Call”

    Peter Erskine and the Dr. Um Band Release “On Call”

    Peter Erskine and his Dr. Um band are back at it, and this time they’re “On Call”. The new double album features a CD of studio recordings plus a CD of a live performance in Ochiobello, Italy on July 30, 2017. The former Weather Report drummer’s band once again includes pianist John Beasley, saxophonist Bob... »