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New Release Round-Up 10-21-14

New Release Round-Up 10-21-14

Cold War Kids - Hold My Home

Looking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Hold My Home, the fifth studio album from American indie rock band Cold War Kids which comes just a year after 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The record was produced by guitarist Dan Gallucci alongside Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta and Juliette Lewis) at the band's own studio in San Jose, California. The album is available now and you can watch the video for the lead single All This Could Be Yours here.




Bush - Man On The RunMarking 20 years since their multi-platinum debut Sixteen Stone catapulted them to megastardom, Man On The Run, the sixth studio album from the British alternative rockers Bush is the follow-up to 2011's The Sea of Memories and the second to feature the new lineup which frontman Gavin Rossdale formed in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Mastodon) and Jay Baumgardner (Helmet, Lacuna Coil), the album sees the quartet continue with their patented heavy, dark, melancholic grunge rock sound. The album is available now and you can watch the visually stunning video for the lead single The Only Way Out here.



On NostalgiaAnnie Lennox pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century – including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – and interprets compositions that have moved her, stripping them down to their emotional and musical core and making them her own. "To have been given the opportunity to record these classic, timeless songs on such a significant label as Blue Note, representing 75 years of legendary jazz history, is truly a privilege for me," said Annie Lennox.

The definitive Primus line-up Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and releasing their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, Primus & the Chocolate Factory. 'The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film,' says Les Claypool. 'The notion wasn't so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books.'

Tough Love is the second album from English singer Jessie Ware. The London-based artist began work on the album at the start of 2014, with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Kid Harpoon, Julio Bashmore, and production duo Benzel all credited on the record. Her title track single was debuted as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record on the Earth, and went on to reach the U.K. Top 40.

Sleater-Kinney - Start TogetherSleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Start Together is a deluxe box set compiling all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on colored vinyl. Each album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release.  The Limited Edition box set is available now and you can also grab copies of the individual albums which are available as remastered CD and Vinyl versions. Check out this video to see more info on the releases.

Plus there are other great, new releases including The Bsst Day, from Thurston Moore.  The fourth full-length solo release for the Sonic Youth guitarist/singer sees the return to guitar rock with backing from Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe, and James Sedward. Hip Hop megastar T.I. drops his ninth studio album Paperwork. London based Bear's Den release their much anticipated debut album Islands.  Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Diana Krall in her early years. Kiesza releases her debut album, Sound Of A Woman.  Her hit single Hideaway rocketed to the #1 spot in the UK charts earlier this year and remains the fastest-selling debut of year. When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album Monoliths & Dimensions, they didn't know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott returned with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body of work he was writing with them in mind. And the masked Iowan nu-metal heroes Slipknot return with their fifth studio album 5: The Gray Chapter, their first in six years and the follow-up to 2008's All Hope Is Gone. It is the first to feature their new (and as yet anonymous) rhythm section, following the departure of drummer Joey Jordison and the untimely death of bassist Paul Gray. Marking a return to a more raw, brutal, dissonant sound reminiscent of their earlier work, the album includes the singles "The Negative One" and "The Devil in I."


Plus, Nude BeachLittle Big TownSusan BoyleBoyz II MenJerry GarciaHolliesMike OldfieldBen HowardAlice CooperMark LaneganTransitYoung StatuesBilly IdolBudos BandGavin DeGrawAretha FranklinBaxter DuryIron MaidenArmy Of The PharoahsNeil Diamond and Master Mix: Red Hot & Arthur Russell.

CURRENT SINGLES

The New Basement Tapes - When I Get My Hands On You - Single

This week we get to hear latest single to be released from the forthcoming Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes album (Due 11/11 Pre-Order Here) where T Bone Burnett recruited artists such as Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James and Mumford And Sons' Marcus Mumford to record unfinished songs from Bob Dylan's Basement Tapes Sessions.  The new track is called Spanish Mary and features Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops on Vocals. You can grab your copy of the single here and as with each of the singles from the album there is a cool animated lyric video which you can watch here



Hard Working Americans release their single Blackland Farmer which is taken from their forthcoming live album and DVD The First Waltz (Due next week).



LOOKING AHEAD OUT NEXT WEEK

Flight Facilities - Down To EarthLooking ahead to next week's chart, we are excited to present an Early Listen for Flight Facilities. With Down to Earth, the dynamic electronic duo continue to expand their artist output away from their world of popular club singles to bring fans around the globe a complete work that is a range of styles as eclectic as an around-the-world plane ticket. “Down to Earth,” is a journey through music that pushes the boundaries of Flight Facilities’ unmistakable sound with the vocal talents of artists such as the ethereal Emma Louise, the comedic and noted musician Reggie Watts, the emotive Owl Eyes, the wunderkind Bishop Nehru, and favorites like Micky Green and Giselle. The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the stunning video for the lead single Two Bodies feat. Emma Louise here.

Devin Townsend Project - Z2Z2 is the long awaited epic double album from Devin Townsend where the first CD is a Devin Townsend Project album called 'Sky Blue', and the second disc is a Ziltoid album called 'Dark Matters'.  The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can also watch the lyric video to the lead single Deathray which is taken from the Dark Matters Disc.







Etana - I RiseEtana is the strongest female voice in reggae. Her natural ability for melody and songwriting talents have propelled her to a unique status among reggae fans where she is seen as the successor to Marcia Griffiths. Her new album I Rise is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video to the lead single Trigger here.






Sleaford Mods - Chubbed UpIpecac Recordings are introducing the coolest thing to come out of the UK in a long time. With the release of a compilation from Sleaford Mods titled Chubbed Up+. Sleaford Mods are a stripped down, political, electronic punk-hop band from working class Nottingham. This stuff is real and it is spot on! The album is available now for Pre-Order and you can watch the video to the lead single Jolly F-cker here.





Chrissie Hynde - Stockholm [Tour Edition Vinyl]After 35 years fronting the Pretenders, Chrissie Hynde released her first solo album in June of this year. Stockholm was produced by Bjorn Yttling of Swedish outfit Peter, Bjorn and John. To celebrate her recent tour the album will be available as a limited edition Blue and Yellow splatter colored Vinyl. You can Pre-Order your copy now and you can also watch the video to the albums hit single Dark Sunglasses here.

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

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Win Tickets To The Kills At The Neptune!

Win Tickets To The Kills At The Neptune!

The Kills are sure to up your Blood Pressures when they bring their dark & broody vibes to the Neptune on October 27th! It's been three years since the last album and they're working on a new one, so chances are good you'll get some fresh Kills at this show. Wanna go? Enter to win tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Pots And Pans" and please include first and last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 10/24. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Perfume Genius!

Win Tickets To Perfume Genius!

Seattle-based singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, just released his third album, Too Bright, which NPR Music describes as his "awe-inspiring, magnificent arrival." Pitchfork chimes in with more praise in their 8.5 review: "These songs feel less like songs and more like treasures, ones that fill you with power and wisdom." Let's welcome Perfume Genius back home when he performs at the Neptune on October 25th! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "Too Bright" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 10/23. Good luck!

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Win Tickets To Patty Griffin!

Win Tickets To Patty Griffin!

Roots-rock treasure Patty Griffin will be performing at the Moore on October 24th! Enter to win a pair of tickets by e-mailing us with the subject line "American Kid" (the title of her newest album) and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 10/22. Good luck!

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Enter To Win Tickets To Hozier!

Irish singer-songwriter Hozier's video for his "Take Me To Church," brought attention to the homophobia and organized attacks on LBGT youth occurring in Russia on a regular basis. The LBGT community embraced it and the video went viral, garnering over 8 million views since it was released last September. Hozier is coming to the Showbox October 21st and we've got a pair of tickets we'd like to give away to one lucky person! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Take Me To Church" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 10/17. Good luck!

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Music Releases 10-21-14

Cold War Kids - Hold My Home Cold War Kids - Hold My Home
New CD: $14.99   $12.99
Digital: $9.99
Video
Hold My Home is the fifth studio album from American indie rock band Cold War Kids, and comes just a year after 2013's Dear Miss Lonelyhearts. The record was produced by guitarist Dan Gallucci alongside Lars Stalfors (Mars Volta and Juliette Lewis) at the band's own studio in San Jose, California. The lead single "All This Could Be Yours" is included.
Thurston Moore - The Best Day Thurston Moore - The Best Day
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
The fourth full-length solo release for the Sonic Youth guitarist/singer sees the return to guitar rock with backing from Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe, and James Sedward.
Bush - Man On The Run Bush - Man On The Run
New CD: $13.99
Digital: $9.99
Video
Marking 20 years since their multi-platinum debut Sixteen Stone catapulted them to megastardom, this sixth studio album from the British alternative rockers is the follow-up to 2011's The Sea of Memories and the second to feature the new lineup which frontman Gavin Rossdale formed in 2010 after an eight-year hiatus. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Deftones, Mastodon) and Jay Baumgardner (Helmet, Lacuna Coil), the album sees the quartet continue with their patented heavy, dark, melancholic grunge rock sound.
Annie Lennox - Nostalgia Annie Lennox - Nostalgia
New CD: $14.99   $12.99
On Nostalgia, Annie Lennox pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century – including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – and interprets compositions that have moved her, stripping them down to their emotional and musical core and making them her own. "To have been given the opportunity to record these classic, timeless songs on such a significant label as Blue Note, representing 75 years of legendary jazz history, is truly a privilege for me," said Annie Lennox.
Primus - Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble Primus - Primus & The Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble
New CD: $11.98   $9.99
Digital: $9.99
The definitive Primus line-up Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and set to release their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years, Primus & the Chocolate Factory, due out on ATO Records on October 21, 2014. 'The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film,' says Les Claypool. 'The notion wasn't so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books.'
T.I. - Paperwork T.I. - Paperwork
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
Digital: $10.99
Bear's Den - Islands Bear's Den - Islands
New CD: $9.99
Digital: $9.99
Video
Andrew Davie (vocals, guitar), Joey Haynes (vocals, banjo) and Kevin Jones (vocals, drums) make up Bear's Den. The London-based trio played music in various incarnations before officially forming the band in 2012. They developed a cult following in their short existence as a result of their writing, harmonies, D.I.Y. approach and extensive worldwide touring. They will embark on a national tour beginning October 2014 -- their debut full length Islands is available for pre-order on both vinyl and CD now
Jessie Ware - Tough Love Jessie Ware - Tough Love
New CD: $14.99   $12.99
Digital: $9.99
Tough Love is the second album from English singer Jessie Ware. The London-based artist began work on the album at the start of 2014, with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Kid Harpoon, Julio Bashmore, and production duo Benzel all credited on the record. Her title track single was debuted as Zane Lowe's Hottest Record on the Earth, and went on to reach the U.K. Top 40.
Diana Krall - Wallflower Diana Krall - Wallflower
New CD: $13.99
Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Krall in her early years. Produced by 16 time Grammy® Award winning producer David Foster, the album finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time.
Sleater-Kinney - Start Together [Limited Edition 7-LP Box Set] Sleater-Kinney - Start Together [Limited Edition 7-LP Box Set]
New Vinyl: $139.98
Digital: $9.99
Video
Sleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. Sleater-Kinney were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest. Start Together is a deluxe box set compiling all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums, plus a 44-page hardcover book and an art print. Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on colored vinyl. Each album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release.
Charli XCX - Sucker Charli XCX - Sucker
New CD: $13.98
Kiesza - Sound Of A Woman Kiesza - Sound Of A Woman
New CD: $13.99
Digital: $7.99
Kiesza announces her debut album, Sound of a Woman (Island Records/4th and B'way/Lokal Legend), which hits stores October 21. Her hit single Hideaway rocketed to the #1 spot in the UK charts earlier this year and remains the fastest-selling debut of year. Hideaway went platinum in the UK and Canada and the song was paired with a delicious throw back video that has captured over 110 million viewers to date. Kiesza also announces upcoming U.S. dates. Her shows have become quite the marvel: The Evening Standard said of a recent performance, "Kiesza vogued like Madonna..."
Nude Beach - 77 Nude Beach - 77
New CD: $10.99
Digital: $9.99
Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused Scott Walker + Sunn O))) - Soused
New CD: $15.99   $13.99
When Sunn O))) first approached Scott Walker about appearing on their 2009 album Monoliths & Dimensions, they didn t know what it would actually lead to. Four years on, Scott returned with something even more enticing, collaborating on Soused, a body of work he was writing with them in mind. Recorded in London in early 2014 and produced by Scott Walker and long-time ally Peter Walsh with the assistance of musical director Mark Warman, Soused is a 5-track, 50-minute record that cements the status of both acts' wide-reaching and otherworldly renown.
Hard Working Americans - Blackland Farmer  - Single Hard Working Americans - Blackland Farmer - Single
New Digital: $0.99
Little Big Town - Pain Killer Little Big Town - Pain Killer
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
Digital: $11.49
Capitol Records Nashville, GRAMMY Award-winning group Little Big Town will release their sixth studio album, Pain Killer, on October 21st. The album, produced by Jay Joyce, features current single Day Drinking, the bands highest chart debut to date, and was written by LBT s Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet and songwriters Troy Verges and Barry Dean. The foursome co-wrote eight of the 13 tracks on the album.
Susan Boyle - Hope Susan Boyle - Hope
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
Digital: $10.99
Singing sensation Susan Boyle catapulted to international stardom in 2009, smashed music records around the world, sold over 22 million albums. Susan's new album, Hope, is an incredible collection of inspiration songs, and her sixth studio album in five years.
Slipknot - 5: The Gray Chapter Slipknot - 5: The Gray Chapter
New CD: $17.99   $15.99
Digital: $11.99
The masked Iowan nu-metal nonet return with their fifth studio album, their first in six years and the follow-up to 2008's All Hope Is Gone. It is the first to feature their new (and as yet anonymous) rhythm section, following the departure of drummer Joey Jordison and the untimely death of bassist Paul Gray. Marking a return to a more raw, brutal, dissonant sound reminiscent of their earlier work, the album includes the singles "The Negative One" and "The Devil in I."
Boyz II Men - Collide Boyz II Men - Collide
New CD: $14.99
Digital: $10.99
Jerry Garcia - Garcialive 5: December 31st 1975 Keystone Berkeley Jerry Garcia - Garcialive 5: December 31st 1975 Keystone Berkeley
New CD: $15.99   $13.99
Hollies - 50 at Fifty [Box Set] Hollies - 50 at Fifty [Box Set]
New CD: $29.99
Digital: $20.99
3CD set. Career-spanning, 50-track compilation to celebrate their 50th Anniversary! Hits, live recordings and fresh 2014 song "Skylarks". ("50 AT 50") ("FIFTY AT 50") ("FIFTY AT FIFTY")
Mike Oldfield - The Studio Albums: 1992-2003 [Box Set] Mike Oldfield - The Studio Albums: 1992-2003 [Box Set]
New CD: $54.98
Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Are Ben Howard - I Forget Where We Are
New CD: $10.99
I Forget Where We Were is released on October 21st 2014 through Republic Records. It was produced by drummer Chris Bond at Deep Litter Studios in Devon. I Forget Where We Were follows the release of Ben's hugely successful debut album, Every Kingdom. Every Kingdom, released in October 2011 sold in excess of 1 million copies globally, received a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and was the catalyst for Ben picking up two Brit Awards in 2012 for British Breakthrough and British Solo Male Artist.
Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead: Live From Wacken [w/DVD] Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead: Live From Wacken [w/DVD]
New CD: $19.99
Mark Lanegan - Phantom Radio Mark Lanegan - Phantom Radio
New CD: $11.99   $9.99
Digital: $9.99
Produced and co-written by Alain Johannes (Queens of the Stone Age) British guitarist Duke Garwood assisted with 'I Am The Wolf,' violinist Sietse van Gorkom co-wrote 'The Killing Season,' and Lanegan's girlfriend Shelley Brien added vocals to the set's 'Floor of the Ocean.'
Transit - Joyride Transit - Joyride
New CD: $12.99
Digital: $9.99
Young Statues - Flatlands Are Your Friend Young Statues - Flatlands Are Your Friend
New CD: $10.98
Digital: $9.99
Weyes Blood - The Innocents Weyes Blood - The Innocents
New CD: $12.98
Digital: $9.99
Robert Lester Folsom  - Music And Dreams Robert Lester Folsom - Music And Dreams
New CD: $9.98
Digital: $9.99
The 2 Bears - The Night Is Young The 2 Bears - The Night Is Young
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $7.99
Two years ago The 2 Bears dropped a debut album that re-invigorated a genre and gathered music fans in the open embrace of house music. On October 13th the return with the second instalment The Night Is Young, the eagerly awaited follow up released on Southern Fried. Where debut smash Be Strong was rooted in their love for London, The Night Is Young takes on a more global vision. With a love for their home city still at its heart, the album pulls influences and experiences from across the world of dance music, drawing deeply from their trip to Africa last summer.
The Pop Group - We Are Time The Pop Group - We Are Time
New CD: $14.98
Digital: $7.99
Digitally remastered edition of this 1980 album from the Post-Punk pioneers. WE ARE TIME, named after one of their most infamous onslaughts and originally released on vinyl, has been remastered from original tapes. Of the early studio and live recordings that comprise WE ARE TIME, frontman Mark Stewart says "The Pop Group was mutating so fast right from the start that it was crucial to document those first experiments with this compilation. WE ARE TIME is really 'the' teenage Pop Group album. It's full of defiance and the material demonstrates the band's staunch independence and our really early DIY ethic before the studio became another instrument."
Billy Idol - Kings & Queens of the Underground Billy Idol - Kings & Queens of the Underground
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
Digital: $9.99
2014 album from the veteran rocker. KINGS & QUEENS OF THE UNDERGROUND was primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs - 'Save Me Now' and the anthemic lead single, 'Can't Break Me Down.' From punk pioneer to global superstar, William Michael Albert Broad - AKA Billy Idol - has left an indelible mark in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades. His style, music, and attitude have transcended time and trends. Billy is the original punk rocker who found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime.
Various Artists - Master Mix: Red Hot & Arthur Russell Various Artists - Master Mix: Red Hot & Arthur Russell
New CD: $18.99
Budos Band - Burnt Offering Budos Band - Burnt Offering
New CD: $13.99   $11.99
Digital: $9.99
Young Buffalo - Brain One [Vinyl] Young Buffalo - Brain One [Vinyl]
New Vinyl: $9.98
Various Artists - Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary Various Artists - Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary
New CD: $11.98
Tru Thoughts 15th Anniversary is an essential label compilation, compiled by A&R and label co-owner Robert Luis. This great collection of music will be out on double CD, and illuminates a hothouse of musical talent, bringing a wealth of newer signings in amongst the more established artists on the label.
Gavin Degraw - Finest Hour: The Best Of Gavin DeGraw Gavin Degraw - Finest Hour: The Best Of Gavin DeGraw
New CD: $13.99
Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics Aretha Franklin - Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics
New CD: $13.99
Digital: $9.99
Aretha Franklin, the incomparable "Queen of Soul," will release her highly anticipated brand new studio LP ARETHA FRANKLIN SINGS THE GREAT DIVA CLASSICS on October 21st, featuring the . album s lead single, Adele's "Rolling In The Deep (The Aretha Version)."
Baxter Dury - It's a Pleasure Baxter Dury - It's a Pleasure
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Iron Maiden - The Complete Albums Collection 1980 - 1988 [Vinyl Box Set] Iron Maiden - The Complete Albums Collection 1980 - 1988 [Vinyl Box Set]
New Vinyl: $72.98
- Limited Edition - Special Collector's Box contains the first 3 Iron Maiden LPs on 180Gram Black Vinyl (Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast) and is sized to complete your collection of all EIGHT 1980s Iron Maiden LPs - The 5 LPs NOT INCLUDED in the box are releasing this fall and available for purchase separately
Army Of The Pharoahs - Heavy Lies The Crown Army Of The Pharoahs - Heavy Lies The Crown
New CD: $15.98
Army of The Pharaohs returns just six months after the release of ''In Death Reborn'' with its second of two albums planned for 2014. ''Heavy Lies The Crown'' is the result of one of the most productive creative periods of the AOTP crew's 16-year history. ''When we started working on ''In Death Reborn,'' the songs kept coming and by the time we looked up, we realized we had enough material for two albums,'' says AOTP front man, Vinnie Paz. ''The hardest part for us over the years has been getting everyone back together again after finishing one record to make the next record, so we just decided to keep things rolling and make two records at one time.'' The Army of The Pharaohs crew was founded in 1998 by Jedi Mind Tricks frontman Vinnie Paz as homage to the incredible rap crews of the 80's and early 90's. The Army of The Pharaohs has, from its outset, been an ever-evolving collective of celebrated emcees from the indie hip-hop scene.
Neil Diamond - Melody Road Neil Diamond - Melody Road
New CD: $14.99   $12.99
Digital: $11.49
Neil Diamond, one of the world's premiere recording artists, internationally renowned and record-breaking concert performer and revered songwriter, is set to release his brand new studio album. The album marks his first original studio release in six years and first since signing with Capitol Records. Acclaimed producers Don Was and Jacknife Lee co-produced the album. In addition, there will be a special 36-page lyric book with guitar chords included in the packaging of each album.
Andrea Bocelli - Opera, The Ultimate Collection Andrea Bocelli - Opera, The Ultimate Collection
New CD: $16.99
The main objective of this type of album is to draw people closer to the opera, in particular, to the whole opera. So, I chose the tracks that are the most engaging the first time you listen to them. I hope I have made the right choice and it encourages people to discover more. --Andrea Bocelli
Amaranthe - Massive Addictive Amaranthe - Massive Addictive
New CD: $13.98
Digital: $9.99
Gothenburg's finest, AMARANTHE, have completed their third strike. As per the band's custom, 'MASSIVE ADDICTIVE' was tracked at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with the sound sorcerer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Epica etc.) at the helm.
Dennis DeYoung - Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx Live In Los Angeles [w/DVD] Dennis DeYoung - Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx Live In Los Angeles [w/DVD]
New CD: $21.99
On March 18th, 2014, Dennis DeYoung, the legendary front man of Styx and author of five key songs that define that band s career, returned to Los Angeles for the first time during his solo career to play a sold out show at the El Rey Theater. Recorded live for AXS-TV and captured in pristine HD quality, the performance has been slated for release via Frontiers Records.
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Movie Releases 10-21-14

Snowpiercer [Movie] - Snowpiercer Snowpiercer [Movie] - Snowpiercer
New Blu-Ray: $29.99
The film is set in the future (AD 2031) where, after a failed experiment to stop global warming, an Ice Age kills off all life on the planet except for the inhabitants of the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe and is powered by a sacred perpetual-motion engine. Its inhabitants are divided by class; the lower-class passengers in one of the last cars stage an uprising, moving car by car up to the front of the train, where the oppressive rich and powerful ride.
Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead: Live From Wacken [Blu-ray] Alice Cooper - Raise the Dead: Live From Wacken [Blu-ray]
New Blu-Ray: $24.99
Dennis DeYoung - Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx Live In Los Angeles [Blu-Ray] Dennis DeYoung - Dennis DeYoung And The Music Of Styx Live In Los Angeles [Blu-Ray]
New Blu-Ray: $21.98
On March 18th, 2014, Dennis DeYoung, the legendary front man of Styx and author of five key songs that define that band s career, returned to Los Angeles for the first time during his solo career to play a sold out show at the El Rey Theater. Recorded live for AXS-TV and captured in pristine HD quality, the performance has been slated for release via Frontiers Records.
Deep Purple - Live In Verona Deep Purple - Live In Verona
New Blu-Ray: $19.98
Filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheatre originally built in 30 AD, this concert from the summer of 2011 sees Deep Purple joined on stage by a full symphony orchestra for performances of all their classic tracks. Deep Purple remains one of the finest hard rock bands on the planet and are undoubtedly at their best when performing live. Here, the orchestral arrangements give an added depth and range to the familiar songs and the band responds to both playing with the orchestra and performing in such a historical location to deliver a brilliant show in front of a huge and enthusiastic crowd.
Johnny Thunders - Looking For Johnny: Legend Of Johnny Thunders Johnny Thunders - Looking For Johnny: Legend Of Johnny Thunders
New DVD: $16.95
Johnny Thunders was the legendary hard-living rock'n'roll guitarist who inspired glam-metal, punk and the music scene in general. 'Looking For Johnny' is a 90-minute film that documents Thunders' career from his beginnings to his tragic death in 1991.
TLC - Crazysexycool: The TLC Story TLC - Crazysexycool: The TLC Story
New DVD: $16.99
Earth To Echo [Movie] - Earth To Echo Earth To Echo [Movie] - Earth To Echo
New Blu-Ray: $39.99
A group of young friends come to the aid of a mysterious visitor from a distant planet in this kid-friendly sci-fi adventure in the tradition of E.T. and The Goonies. Shortly after a massive construction project begins driving out the residents of their serene Nevada neighborhood, best friends Tuck Astro, Munch Reese Hartwig, and Alex Teo Halm notice that their mobile phones are being flooded with a series of enigmatic, encoded messages. Determined to discover the source of the code as their families, too, pack up and prepare to go their separate ways, the trio venture out into the desert and find a diminutive alien they nickname "Echo," who needs their help to get back to his ship.
The Purge [Movie] - The Purge: Anarchy The Purge [Movie] - The Purge: Anarchy
New Blu-Ray: $34.98
The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge. The Purge: Anarchy, the sequel to summer 2013’s sleeper hit that opened to No. 1 at the box-office, sees the return of writer/director James DeMonaco to craft the next terrifying chapter of dutiful citizens preparing for their country’s yearly 12 hours of anarchy. Returning alongside DeMonaco to produce The Purge: Anarchy are Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series), alongside Sébastien K. Lemercier (Assault on Precinct 13, Four Lovers) and Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay (Pain & Gain, Transformers franchise), Brad Fuller (The Amityville Horror, A Nightmare on Elm Street) and Andrew Form (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th).
Sex Tape [Movie] - Sex Tape Sex Tape [Movie] - Sex Tape
New Blu-Ray: $35.99
Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) are a married couple still very much in love, but ten years and two kids have cooled the passion. To get it back, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in THE JOY OF SEX in one three-hour marathon session. It seems like a great idea until they discover that their most private video has gone public. In a panic, they begin a wild night of adventure – tracking down leads, roping in friends and duping Annie’s boss – all to reclaim their video, their reputation, their sanity and, most importantly, their marriage.
Mad Men [TV Series] - Mad Men: The Final Season Part 1 Mad Men [TV Series] - Mad Men: The Final Season Part 1
New Blu-Ray: $39.97
La Dolce Vita [Movie] - La Dolce Vita [Criterion Collection] La Dolce Vita [Movie] - La Dolce Vita [Criterion Collection]
New Blu-Ray: $39.95
In one of the most widely seen and acclaimed European movies of the 1960s, Federico Fellini featured Marcello Mastrioanni as gossip columnist Marcello Rubini. Having left his dreary provincial existence behind, Marcello wanders through an ultra-modern, ultra-sophisticated, ultra-decadent Rome. He yearns to write seriously, but his inconsequential newspaper pieces bring in more money, and he's too lazy to argue with this setup. He attaches himself to a bored socialite Anouk Aimée, whose search for thrills brings them in contact with a bisexual prostitute.
Wrong Turn [Movie] - Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort Wrong Turn [Movie] - Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort
New Blu-Ray: $29.99
Los Angeles Plays Itself [Movie] - Los Angeles Plays Itself Los Angeles Plays Itself [Movie] - Los Angeles Plays Itself
New Blu-Ray: $34.95
CalArts professor Thom Andersen directs the digital video essay film Los Angeles Plays Itself, titled after a gay porn classic by Fred Halsted (L.A. Plays Itself). Using clips from well-known mainstream movies to lesser-known obscurities, Andersen explores the myths and realities of the city as produced by Hollywood and as viewed by contemporary philosophy. He divides the film into three segments: "The City as Background," "The City as Character," and "The City as Subject." In addition to the pre-manufactured images, he also provides footage of the actual landscape, showcasing structures like Union Station and LAX. His commentary touches on various political and social views of the city, often voiced through criticism or praise of other filmmakers and their work. Encke King delivers the narration. Los Angeles Plays Itself was shown at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival.
The Pee-Wee Herman Show - Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series The Pee-Wee Herman Show - Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series
New Blu-Ray: $149.99
All 45 wacky episodes, plus Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, have been meticulously REMASTERED from the original film elements: and now you can see this groundbreaking series for the very first time in beautiful HIGH-DEFINITION!
Downton Abbey [TV Series] - Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4 Downton Abbey [TV Series] - Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Seasons 1, 2, 3, & 4
New Blu-Ray: $109.99
One set featuring all the romance, heartbreak, and scandal from this beloved series. Created by Academy Award®-winner Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey has been deemed “Compulsively watchable from the get-go” by Variety and “Impossible to resist” by the Wall Street Journal. Led by Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Michelle Dockery, and Maggie Smith, the acclaimed ensemble cast brings to life all the drama and intrigue of the inhabitants of Downton Abbey, the lavish English country manor, home to the Earl of Grantham. This set includes every episode of the first four seasons of this Golden Globe® and multi-Emmy® Award-winning series, following the Crawley family and their servants from pre-war England through the storms of World War I, and into the social upheaval of England in the 1920s as the lives of its inhabitants are shaped by romance, heartbreak, scandals, rumors, blackmail, and betrayal.
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