New Release Round-Up 10-21-22
Architects - The Classic Symptoms Of A Broken Spirit - Epitaph
Architects have delivered their 10th studio album; an arena-ready opus entitled, 'The Classic Symptoms Of A Broken Spirit', the follow up to their 2021 breakout album For Those That Wish To Exist, which hit #1 on the UK sales chart. Finding yourself with a UK Number One album and selling out arenas is enough for some to repeat a winning formula. Architects however, are forever moving forward. "It was definitely validating and felt really cool for like a day," recalls drummer, producer and songwriter Dan Searle of hitting the top spot with 'For Those That Wish To Exist'"For a lot of the bucket list things you reach in any career, there's a momentary gratification then you're like, 'What next?' You just move on. By the time the album came out, my head was already in the mindset of 'Broken Spirit'. That was where I was at." Searle notes how it was their albums 'Lost Forever/Lost Together', 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us', and 'Holy Hell' that really "cemented what the band was about" and "took them to a new level" as a rock powerhouse and leaders of the UK's metalcore scene - making it all the more "daunting" to reinvent themselves on the records that would follow. "I wanted to make this album with a different aesthetic. We were enjoying working with the synths and doing stuff that we hadn't done before." As a band who never stop writing, the kernels of the songs that make up 'the classic symptoms of a broken spirit' were already in progress before the ink had time to dry on the artwork of their last record. Architects were on a creative roll, and the record was born of that creative freedom. Produced by Dan Searle and guitarist Josh Middleton, with additional production from frontman Sam Carter at Decon's Middle Farm Studios and their own Brighton Electric Studios before being mixed by Zakk Cervini, the band were buoyed by finally being back in a room together after their last album was made mostly remotely due to COVID restrictions. The result was something altogether more "free, playful and spontaneous," Searle explains. Carter agrees: "This one feels more live, more exciting and more fun - it has that energy. We wanted it to be a lot more industrial and electronic. That was the main mission. They can sit side-by-side: Mr Electronic and Mr Organic."
Ugly Kid Joe - Rad Wings Of Destiny - Metalville
Rad Wings Of Destiny is the first new album from California band Ugly Kid Joe since 2015's Uglier Than They Used Ta Be. For this album, Ugly Kid Joe teamed up with producer Mark Dodson, who was already responsible for the 1992 multiplatinum debut album America's Least Wanted.
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city: 10th Anniversary Edition - Aftermath
To celebrate the good kid, m.A.A.d city 10-year anniversary, Kendrick Lamar brings us exclusive new offerings. Available on Indie Exclusive Milky Clear 2LP, 2LP, CD & Cassette
Babyface - Girls Night Out - Capitol
Girls Night Out is the new compilation album from Babyface featuring some of today’s brightest & rising female R&B stars. The 12-track, Babyface-produced album is a sonic journey through love, heartbreak and all the emotions in between, featuring vocals from Babyface alongside special guests Ella Mai, Queen Naija, Ari Lennox, Kehlani, Doechii & more. Girls Night Outbridges the classic and the current with Babyface’s timeless approach to music production, exemplifying artistry at its finest.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Arctic Monkeys - The Car [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Custard LP]
Taylor Swift - Midnights
Archers Of Loaf - Reason in Decline [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP]
Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loneliest Time
Meghan Trainor - Takin’ It Back
Tegan and Sara - Crybaby
Pink Floyd - Hey Hey Rise Up [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
Simple Minds - Direction Of The Heart [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Orange LP]
Turnpike Troubadours - The Turnpike Troubadours
The Devil Wears Prada - Color Decay [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone LP]
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers 'Live' [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
My Morning Jacket - MMJ Live Vol. 2: Chicago 2021 [Translucent Orange 3 LP]
Sloan - Steady
Colter Wall - Western Swing & Waltzes And Other Punchy Songs [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Brutus - Unison Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Orange LP]
Inclination - Unaltered Perspective [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver/Clear/Gold Tr-stripe w/ White & Black Splatter LP]
Rubblebucket - Earth Worship [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn - Pigments [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP]
Stryper - The Final Battle [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow Marble 2LP]
Norah Jones - I Dream Of Christmas: Deluxe [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2 LP]
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The Beatles - Revolver: Special Edition - Capitol
From “Taxman” to “Tomorrow Never Knows,” The Beatles’ Revolver has been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and Sam Okell, and sourced directly from the original four-track master tapes with audio brought forth in stunning clarity with the help of cutting-edge technology developed by the award-winning sound team at Peter Jackson’s WingNutFilms Productions Ltd. Available as Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP + Tote as well as Super Deluxe LP Box Set, Super Deluxe CD Box Set, Deluxe 2CD, LP & CD.
The Backseat Lovers - Waiting To Spill - Capitol
The Backseat Lovers' sophomore album Waiting To Spill will be released on October 28, 2022. The release is preceded by the single, "Growing/Dying," their first new music release in over two years.
Tom Waits - Alice: 20th Anniversary Edition - Anti
"Alice" is the 14th studio album by Tom Waits, originally released in 2002. The album contains most songs written for the play Alice. The adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, who Waits had previously worked with on the play The Black Rider, and originally set up at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg in 1992. The play has since been performed in various theatres around the world.
Nino Rota - La Dolce Vita (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Remastered - Decca
Nino Rota’s soundtrack to Federico Fellini’s masterpiece ‘La Dolce Vita’ has been fully restored and remastered from the original master tapes and will be released on CAM Sugar as part of the CAM SUGAR Heritage Series – the label’s collection dedicated to the scores synonymous with the history of Italian cinema.
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The Heavy Heavy - Life And Life Only EP - ATO Records
The Heavy Heavy are led by lifelong musicians Will Turner and Georgie Fuller. The Brighton, UK-based band create the kind of unfettered rock-and-roll that warps time and space, sitting at the reverb-drenched collision of psychedelia and blues, acid rock and sunshine pop. As revealed on their gloriously hazy - and soon to be legendary - debut EP Life And Life Only, they breathe a wild new energy into sounds from decades ago, transcending eras with a hypnotic ease.