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COLD WAR KIDSLA DIVINEReleased Friday, April 07, 2017
Price: $14.99Rock & Pop
ts taken from the bands sixth studio album L.A. Divine, which is out on April 7th and described as an ode to their hometown of Los Angeles. Of the single, Nathan Willett says: Its about supernatural love looking for inspiration and meaning, surrendering to feeling, love calling out your name and that journey we must go on to find it. Its video was as should be expected then shot in downtown LA, at St. Vincent Court to be exact, with director Phillip Lopez in attendance.This follows 2014s Hold My Home, which Live4ever said made clear that the Kids have matured in both sound and in songwriting: Throughout their career, the band have always been hard to categorize and theyve often resisted any label that may get thrown at them, but there is a quiet and mature confidence to Hold My Home which can only be achieved through years of experience.

SHERYL CROWBE MYSELFReleased Friday, April 21, 2017
Price: $13.99 (sale priced)Rock & Pop

FATHER JOHN MISTYPURE COMEDYReleased Friday, April 07, 2017
Price: $10.99 (sale priced)Rock & Pop
Pure Comedy lives up to its title. Its a comedy in every sense of the word. Absurdity is the order of the day. There are jokes around every turn. The central joke being the perfectly dissonant balance of sincerity and sarcasm conveyed by music and lyrics alike. It makes sense Father John Misty is a polarizing figure given how much his music is composed of polarities. Thats truer of this album than it is of even the very sardonic I Love You, Honeybear. Much has been made of the marriage of his conventionally beautiful voice and accessible instrumentation to his nihilistic and irony-soaked lyricism. This record is definitive proof that that relationship is working, lasting and getting better with age. This is a big-idea album in a way none of his work was before. Even with songs like Holy Shit or The Ideal Husband, hed fall back on his own personal experiences toat least, ostensiblygive his larger ruminations a sense of foundation. This time around, he musters all his confidence as a philosopher to portray externalities from an outside-looking-in perspective. On the whole, his potential need for introspection has been removed in the service of a greater cause: describing the world in all its tragicomic glory.

FEISTPLEASUREReleased Friday, April 28, 2017
Price: $13.99 (sale priced)Rock & Pop

GORILLAZHUMANZReleased Friday, April 28, 2017
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Its America that made Gorillaz, Damon Albarn said recently. The animated bands four albums have so far sold 16m copies worldwide more than Blur and thats largely thanks to Americas warm embrace. Perhaps by way of thanks, this long-awaited fifth album is about America going to hell.The lawless, world-altering scenario Humanz presents us with is not a poorly attended inauguration but a massive, cross-genre party, composed largely on an iPad by Albarn and illustrated by his mate Jamie Hewlett. Taking a look at the albums futuristic floor-fillers leads to the standout Momentz, where De La Soul give hangover advice over a strict marching beat, wriggling synths and a massive, jolting mantra. Or Charger, where Grace Jones bares some sphinx-like teeth over a distorted two-note line to declare I am the ghost / I am the soul / Im gonna take you for a ride/ No antennas, while Albarns bewildered vocals splutter out in flouncy dribs and drabs. So strange, its fantastic

INCUBUS8Released Friday, April 21, 2017
Price: $13.99 (sale priced)Rock & Pop

Price: $12.99Rap
'I made To Pimp a Butterfly for you,' raps Kendrick Lamar on the opening cut from untitled unmastered. It's tempting to read a lot into those words; in fact, it's tempting to delve deeply into everything about his latest release. Because when the promotionally frugal, preeminent thinking-person's rapper of a generation lets forth a largely unexpected collection of demos into a click economy of hot takes and broadcasted enthusiasm, the friction of opposites is enough to spark the kind of hopes that see meaning in everything.

IMELDA MAYLIFE LOVE FLESH BLOODReleased Friday, April 21, 2017
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WILLIE NELSONGOD'S PROBLEM CHILDReleased Friday, April 28, 2017
Price: $12.99 (sale priced)Country

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Carl Newman's songwriting has always been immaculately constructed, and to the point of seeming mechanized. But on 2014's Brill Bruisers and, now, Whiteout Conditions, the New Pornographers's seventh album, it's no longer just Newman's compositions that sound like they were mathematically engineered by a highly intelligent computer program. The band's whole sound has become increasingly artificial-sounding, dominated by whizz-bang electronic bells and whistles and robotic vocal effects. While the band has always gussied up Newman's hooks with all manner of ear-candy window dressing, Whiteout Conditions is the first New Pornos album where the arrangements are just as much of a focal point as the melodies. The title track's DayGlo synths are as attention-grabbing as Newman's evocatively anxious, propulsive verses, putting most of the recent 1980s-throwback fetishists to shame. The arpeggiator, which the band first discovered on Brill Bruisers, is back with a vengeance, lacing nearly every track with inhumanly fast keyboard and vocal patterns. It ensures that even the dreamy We've Been Here Before, the closest Whiteout Conditions comes to something laidback, proceeds at nothing short of a manic pace, creating a fascinating dichotomy between tempo and atmosphere.

Price: $10.99 (sale priced)Folk
As Secor explains on a recent morning, Dylan's music, and specifically the singer-songwriter's ability to interpret and build upon these seminal folk and blues-music artists, led a then-teenage Secor to develop a deep-seeded love of American roots music. 'He keeps the footprints. He didn't scuff them over,' he says. Now Secor is returning the favor. Last May, in celebration of 50 years since the release of Dylan's iconic 1966 double LP Blonde on Blonde, Old Crow covered the entirety of the album for a performance at the CMA Theater, located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. And now, on April 28th, theyre releasing 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, a live recording of that night's epic performance.