ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Paul Buchanan – Mid Air (Expanded 2CD)

From Newsroom Records, a new 2 CD title consists of the the original 14 track CD plus an additional disc featuring 10 songs, which includes three previously unreleased songs. The limited edition deluxe box set will not be re-pressed. Mid Air is the debut solo album from Paul Buchanan, frontman of the revered and sophisticated […]

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BUDDY GUY: I’ll Play The Blues For You… Live (CD)

  “I didn’t know a Strat could sound like that until I heard Buddy Guy” proclaimed Jeff Beck whose gestures were not alone. Countless accolades from across the music spectrum queue up in honour of the original blues innovator. The likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bill Wyman, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: The Beach Boys – Ringing The Liberty Bell (CD)

THE CLASSIC 4TH JULY CONCERT FROM 1985 IN PHILADELPHIA This CD features the Beach Boys afternoon set in Philadelphia, recorded for FM radio broadcast – and later for a TV transmission – when the show included numerous BB classics plus the group’s then new single, ‘Getcha Back,’ taken from their 25th studio album, remarkably their […]

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The Mannish Boys Double Dynamite

Who Are The Mannish Boys? Few blues acts have perfected the tricky maneuver of honoring the storied history of the blues, while at the same time keeping the music up-to-date, as admirably as Delta Groove’s The Mannish Boys. It’s a balancing act that they’ve honed over the course of six highly-acclaimed CD releases and countless […]

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LUCKYandLOVE: ‘Lucky + Love’ LP

We are told: L.A.’s Synth-sexy LUCKYandLOVE Announce Debut LP, Preview Single ‘Digging in the Earth’ FOR FANS OF: Phantogram, Ladytron, Glass Candy, Chromatics, Broadcast, Le Tigre, Marnie FOCUS TRACKS: Digging in the Earth, Sexy, Full Moon, Taureon, Venus FOR SHARING Digging In The Earth https://youtu.be/x9Kyj-Emj8M Sexy https://youtu.be/_H5mV3WjV60 Bandcamp https://luckyandlove.bandcamp.com/album/lucky-love Digging in the Earth https://soundcloud.com/luckyandlove/digging-in-the-earth-1 —//— […]

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THE FOREIGN RESORT: She is Lost

We are told: The Foreign Resort releases ‘She Is Lost’ video, Announces Video Crowdsourcings & Tour with Dead Leaf Echo FOR FANS OF: The Cure, Foals (Antidotes phase), Joy Division, Tones on Tail, The Damned, Killing Joke, New Order FOR SHARING Bandcamp http://theforeignresort.bandcamp.com/album/she-is-lost-single Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/theforeignresort/she-is-lost Video crowdsourcing for ‘She is Lost’ https://youtu.be/17fW9P2LOlk ‘Skyline/Decay’ single https://dkfmshoegaze.bandcamp.com/track/the-foreign-resort-skyline-decay ‘Skyline/Decay’ https://youtu.be/hdLhlwzi06Q ‘Suburban Depression’ https://youtu.be/poCGR9LLM3g ‘Dead End Roads’ https://youtu.be/p01g13IasAQ “The […]

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QUIET DOMINO: Metropelium

We are told: San Francisco’s Quiet Domino Delivers Electro Pop Bliss in Debut ‘Metropelium’ Single FOR FANS OF: LCD Soundsystem, Flaming Lips, Black Keys, Beck, Massive Attack, Moby, Atoms for Peace/ Thom Yorke, Grimes, Danger Mouse / Gnarls Barkley, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Grizzly Bear, Foster The People FOR SHARING YouTube https://youtu.be/nujk36uP5_s Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/quietdomino/metropelium Photo […]

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CLUSTERSON: Surfacing To Breathe

We are told: Psych-Gaze Outfit Clustersun Announces Sophomore Album, Previews First Single ‘Raw Nerve’ FOR LOVERS OF: Nothing, Whirr, Bauhaus, The Cure, Pink Floyd, The Chameleons, A Place to Bury Strangers LEAD TRACKS: Raw Nerve, Lonely Moon, Don’t Let The Weight of Your Soul Drag You Down, Emotional Painkiller FOR SHARING Surfacing to Breathe LP […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Muddy Waters – Shook Me – The Chess Masters, Vol. 3, 1958 to 1963 (2CD)

By the time the first tracks on this compilation were recorded, late 1958/early1959, Muddy Waters was a veteran star of Chicago blues. He’d come a long way from his first tentative recordings made for folklorist Alan Lomax 16 years earlier; twelve of his Chess singles had entered the R&B charts, most rising to the Top […]

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Lady H is in the Building Delivering Neo-Soul Big Time

We are told ….. With a Brand New romantic release – “Good Morning Luv” There’s just something about finding that perfect love, a feeling that causes you to want to embrace those special moments forever and a day. Lady Holly, an exceptional world class vocalist, has caught that very essence in her new release “Good Morning Luv”. […]

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NEIL YOUNG: Back on the Farm (CD)

We are told: Inspired by Live Aid and Bob Dylan’s appeal for aid to US farmers at that event, the first Farm Aid benefit took place at the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium on the 22nd September, 1985. The concert raised over $9million for American farmers struggling to pay mortgage debt, and this success persuaded […]

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Rock ….. defined in 5 Albums.

Obviously I am biased by the time of my birth etc., but I’ve always thought that the following 5 albums pretty much summed up ‘rock’ and all else is just, to quote something or other from some album notes or other ‘deluded speculators.. picking over the woodpile’. ‘Are You Experienced’ Hendrix ‘Piper at the Gates […]

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MILES DAVIS: Jazz Sur le Vif, Theatre St. Denis Montreal, Canada- 11th July 1982 (CD)

We are told: “Jazz Sur le Vif” FM broadcast. High quality recording broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of a fascinating and breathtaking gig. Miles Davis – trumpet, keyboards Bill Evans – tenor and soprano saxophones, piano, flute Marcus Miller – electric bass Mike Stern – guitar Al Foster – drums Mino Cinelu – percussion […]

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THE BILL EVANS TRIO: On A Monday Evening (Vinyl LP)

We are told: UNRELEASED 1976 BILL EVANS TRIO CONCERT on VINYL. On A Monday Evening features eight songs performed in the Madison Union Theater at the University of Wisconsinon Monday, November 15, 1976 and exists thanks to two college-age deejays that recorded and archived the concert. Larry Goldberg and James Farber had interviewed Bill Evans […]

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STATUS QUO: Never Too Late (3CD)

We are told: Status Quo are delighted to announce the release of deluxe expanded 2CD / 3CD versions of a trio of classic albums that were released on the revered Vertigo label, namely ‘Blue For You’, ‘Just Supposin’ and ‘Never Too Late’. These special editions are to be issued by USM, on 26th May 2017. […]

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Lay It On Down (Jewelcase CD) by Kenny Wayne Shepherd

We are told: Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a five-time GRAMMY® nominated artist who sold millions of albums worldwide This is an essential purchase for KWS fans along with vinyl collectors Kenny Wayne Shepherd will be on the road throughout Europe starting with a festival run in July/August 2017. As a renowned hot-rodder and speed-freak, perhaps […]

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