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It's that time of year again, folks. Time to start a new thread for all of the new releases as they come out.

 

I'll start it off.

 

 

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - "Wig Out at Jagbags" (2014)

 

Ex-Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus returns...

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Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes (2014)

 

The official release date is tomorrow, but I've already heard this one. The key track is probably the re-made "The Ghost Of Tom Joad" with Tom Morello wailing on guitar in a way that is new for a Springsteen album.

 

Here's a review:

 

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jan/12/bruce-springsteen-high-hopes-review

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Both of these come out tomorrow, 1/14.

 

 

The Crystal Method - (self-titled) (electronica)

 

 

Devour the Day - Time & Pressure (heavy rock/metal)

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James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical (2014)

 

Released on 14 Jan 2014. Check out these three tracks of the album at https://soundcloud.com/jvmcmorrow

 

Gold

Cavalier

Red Dust

 

Some reviews...

http://www.thelineofbestfit.com/reviews/albums/james-vincent-mcmorrow-post-tropical-143613

http://www.musicomh.com/reviews/albums/james-vincent-mcmorrow-post-tropical


Edited by Jyoof - 1/15/14 at 5:28am
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My first 2014 release purchases and pre-orders.

 

NAIA - NAIA

https://noisymeditation.bandcamp.com/album/naia

 

Meishi Smile - LUST

http://shop.attackthemusic.com/album/lust

 

Technically a re-release of Meishi Smile's debut album LUST with new artwork, bonus tracks, and for the first time a physical release both on CD and LP. Release date January 28.

 

You can listen to the crossfade on the label's SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/attackthemusic/sets/meishi-smile-lust

 

 

Zara McFarlane - If You Knew Her

https://brownswoodrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/if-you-knew-her

 

Release date January 21.

 

Symbion Project - Immortal Game

https://symbionproject.bandcamp.com/album/immortal-game-10th-anniversary-vinyl

 

Technically a reissue of Symbion Project's second album to celebrate its 10th anniversary. This release is the first (and only) time this album is being made available on vinyl and the pressing is going to be limited to 250 copies (a digital download is also included with the purchase). The content has been updated and will include still unannounced bonus tracks. The wheels on getting the album mastered and cut for vinyl and the discs pressed will only be set in motion once at least 66 copies have been pre-ordered, so no exact release date has been set.

 

You can listen to the original album on Bandcamp: https://symbionproject.bandcamp.com/album/immortal-game


Edited by TJ Elite - 1/15/14 at 1:11pm
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Jeff Burgess - Autumn Nights

https://jeffburgess.bandcamp.com/album/autumn-nights

released on the 1st of january
"With a range of music from indie rock to folk punk to chiptune to lounge jazz, there's something for everyone in "Autumn Nights."

Note; this is brony music
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Edited by MarquisX - 1/17/14 at 8:19pm
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Originally Posted by TJ Elite View Post
 

 

 

 

I'm diggin' that. Thanks for posting it. It's such an oddball jazzy cover of that tune. 

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I was somewhat familiar with Rosanne Cash's (Johnny's daughter) earlier albums. They are decent but not really my cup of tea. Last week while browsing CDs at my local shop this album was playing and it drew me in immediately. I bought it and have listened to it over and over. This is a great album with excellent songwriting. It kind of reminds me of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. You need to listen to this album if you like "Americana"/folk music. I really wouldn't call it country music per se.

This song is awesome IMO and the best song on the album.

Edited by Radioking59 - 1/24/14 at 5:47pm
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Young the Giant - Mind Over Matter. 

 

Sounds awesome on all my gear. Especially the Crack/HD650s

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Don't miss this one, folks!

 

 

Hard Working Americans - Hard Working Americans (2014)

 

2014 debut album from this 'supergroup' consisting of Todd Snider (vox), Dave Schools of Widespread Panic (bass), Neal Casal of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (guitars/vox), Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi (keys) and Duane Trucks of King Lincoln and of the Trucks family lineage (drums). Hard Working Americans features 11 tracks written by a range of artists that include Randy Newman, Lucinda Williams, Kevin Gordon, Hayes Carll, Kevn Kinney (Drivin' `N Cryin'), Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings, Brian Henneman (The Bottle Rockets), Will Kimbrough, Tommy Womack, Kieran Kane, Chuck Mead (BR5-49), Don Herron and Frankie Miller (Elizabeth Cook). The album was produced by Dave Schools and Todd Snider. Special guests include John Popper and John Keane. The album was recorded at Bob Weir's TRI Studios in San Rafael, CA, mastered by Bob Ludwig and mixed by John Keane.

 

 


Edited by StratocasterMan - 1/28/14 at 9:20pm
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Long-anticipated follow-up to one of my favorite albums of 2008. Noisy, heavy, depressing post-rock and shoegaze. Crushing stuff. 

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Brutal, nasty, noisy doom/drone/sludge metal. I want to emphasize the noise bit--at times this roughly approximates what Kyuss would sound like if they riffed over the top of a Merzbow album and hired a Norwegian death or black metal vocalist to 'sing' lead. This is gnarly stuff. And it's pretty awe-inspiring. Face-melting is so over-used when it comes to describing metal, but From All Purity deserves the praise. This will indeed melt your face. Utterly poisonous--I like it a lot.

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Come on guys, I know that there's more 2014 out there worth posting on!

 

 

Silver Mt. Zion: **** Off Get Free We Pour Light on Everything

 

Silver Mt. Zion is an arm of Godspeed You! Black Emperor that takes the same melancholic, cinematic, and punk approach to post-rock--the twist being that, hey, there's singing as well! It might sound gimmicky, but Silver Mt. Zion have evolved into an identity of their own, and while their music doesn't generally fall far from the GY!BE tree, it's still ultimately very distinct, in no small part due to Efrim Menuck's interesting vocals. If GY!BE's music has always been apocalyptic in a large-scale, grand way, then Silver Mt. Zion has approached the end of the world on a personal level--and they've never done it more memorable fashion than they do here.

Starting with the music--it sounds like SMZ has been keeping up to date with recent trends in post-punk revivalism and the evolution of black metal. **** Off is *heavy* stuff--at times you could probably easily confuse isolated moments of it for something from Have a Nice Life's or Deafheaven's newest albums. Lyrically they're covering the same anarchic, paranoid roads that they've tread before, though they do it no less poetically, and they manage to add a significant twist: a lot of the lyrics revolve specifically around the deaths or implied deaths or potential deaths of children. The voice of Efrim's son opens the album ('We live on the island called Montreal, and we make a lot of noise because we love each other!'), and the horrors that Menuck conjures with his lyrics are all the more horrific for how afraid he is for his child's future. 'All our children gonna die' he warns on 'What We Loved Was Not Enough.' Good luck swallowing around that lump in your throat. Also worth noting: the closing track is dedicated to Capital Steez--who was no doubt as much a comrade-in-arms as he was a child to Menuck, no matter if they never met.

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