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FLECK BELA / WASHBURN ABIGAIL
ECHO IN THE VALLEY
$14.99(sale priced)
Though an instrumental medley heads down a nearly eight-minute detour, Echo in the Valley provides a grand and inviting vocal showcase for Washburn, who remains a warm, relatable, versatile singer. The album just keeps surprising, whether in the restraint of 'Let It Go,' the subtly warped solos of 'Don't Let It Bring You Down' or the alternately worn and soaring blues of 'My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains.'For all its sonic detours, Echo in the Valley comes from a consistent place thematically, with songs that sing the praises of hard-won perspective and hands outstretched to the vulnerable. As musicians and as songwriters, Fleck and Washburn are predisposed to embrace the entire world its sounds and its occupants alike. Echo in the Valley ties the many threads of their interests into a work that dazzles without sacrificing a shred of approachability.
NAHKO
MY NAME IS BEAR (DIG)
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Nahko is more known for his work with his band Medicine and The People who have a massive cult following around the world. He is of multi ethnic background, including Apache, Puerto Rican and Filipino descent. The new album, `My Name Is Bear` spans his formative years as an emerging artist travelling through the wild landscapes of Alaska, Hawaii and Louisiana and is a collection of deeply personal songs. It also features interludes sampled from his original road trips.Opening the album is Dragonfly and it`s quite an uplifting song and highlights Nahko`s distinctive voice with just an acoustic guitar accompanying him apart from some chirping birds. It was written about a first love at a formative time in his early adulthood. Be Here Now is a more up tempo offering and has some nice horn snatches along with some great piano inflections throughout. The anthemic Goodnight Sun follows and it`s such a catchy piece. An uplifting, heartening tune with words that will have you humming the title of the track long after it`s over. We get the highly infectious Kirby Joe and the artists vocals are almost languidly shared atop a wonderfully catchy tune with some great musical instrumental additions throughout. A melody that will have you wanting to dance along to.
SLIPKNOT
DAY OF THE GUSANO (W/DVD)
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Passion translates across all languages, and that's something that's on display in full form in Slipknot's new concert documentary, Day of the Gusano. The Shawn Crahan-directed film uses the band's first-ever performance in Mexico at the inaugural Knotfest Mexico in 2015 as the centerpiece.As the film opens, we see members of the band discussing the oddity that they had played all over the world, yet had never booked a show in country. But choosing the centrally located Mexico City, the band soon discovered they were in for a level of passion for their music that equalled or even topped what they had seen in other countries. If you're watching this film primarily for the music, you will not be disappointed. Crahan breaks up the documentary more often than not with performances of a pair of tracks interspersed with footage behind the scenes of the band's time spent in Mexico leading up to the event as well as some of their interactions with fans. Cameras take you right up onstage with the band, and in some cases close up to where your nose-to-clown-nose with the masks of the certain band members.
GREEN
MARCHING ORDERS
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The Greens new album, Marching Orders, has all the relaxed guitar riffs, lush vocals, and nostalgic lyrics you could hope for in an early fall release. With the members of The Greens varying instrumentations and awe-inspiring harmonies, Marching Orders isn't the kind of fall album you'll have playing in the background, but the kind youll have blaring from your car or through your headphones. Marching Orders demands your explicit attention. The most distinctive aspect of The Greens sound are from vocalists Caleb, Zion, JP, Ikaika and Brads well defined singing styles. These vocals are as present on Marching Orders as on any of the band's previous albums and contribute to the warm atmosphere the tracks generates. Most notably, on collaboration track Good Feeling, JPs voice seductively compliments the song's chorus, sung by Eric Rachmany from Rebelution.
BRAND NEW
SCIENCE FICTION
$9.99(sale priced)
As theyve done throughout their two decades, Brand New defy expectations to a degree that can make even their most beloved past work feel short-sighted. If the streamlined pop-punk throwback singles I Am a Nightmare and Mene were eventually bundled into Science Fiction, it mightve been the equivalent of that oft-fantasized Radiohead album where they returned to The Bends; a satisfying capitulation to fans who refused to evolve along with the band. Instead, from its opening invocation of burning witches, Science Fiction is most similar to A Moon Shaped Pool: Weve never heard this band be this quiet or this gracious about aging. And its unnerving because an infamously inscrutable frontman drops his defenses and finally becomes vulnerable, like he knows this might very well be the last time he gets the chance.
MARGO PRICE
ALL AMERICAN MADE
$12.99(sale priced)
Country star Margo Price has always toed the line between diving backward into country musics canon and ushering an innovative future for the genre. Luckily, shes able to do both on her dont-you-dare-call-it-a-slump sophomore release All American Made. In terms of format, Price sticks to the roots of traditional country musicfour-line rhyming verses built around a strong, sing-along-worthy refrain. Vocally, she still pays homage to spunk-countrys foremothers to whom shes oft compared like Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn. And sprinkled throughout the All American Made, Price name-drops heroes of yore like Farm Aid founders Neil Young and Willie Nelson on Heart of America, Levon Helm in A Little Pain and Tom Petty on the title track. In fact, she even invites Willie to sing on the lovely balladic duet Learning to Lose.
DESTROYER
KEN
$11.99(sale priced)
Dan Bejars complicated relationship with, and frequent subversion of, pop conventions has always been a defining aspect of his music. Destroyers ken, though, showcases the most commercially appealing elements of Bejars oeuvrethe 1980s nostalgia of Kaputt and the muscular power pop of his work with the New Pornographersin an atypically concise, digestible package. It might be the first Destroyer album on which Bejar sounds anything less than begrudged about appealing to a contemporary pop audience.ken does share some cosmetic similarities with Kaputt, but where that album was airy and intricate, full of multi-instrument melodic lines constantly intertwining in a spacious sonic playground.
TRIVIUM
SIN & THE SENTENCE
$11.99(sale priced)
Having the first track on the album as the title track is quite bold to be honest. Most bands tend to have it a few tracks in at least or have it as the last track. Trivium, however, felt no need to do that and I think their boldness has paid off. From the opening snare hits courtesy of new skinsmasher, Alex Bent, to the last bridge featuring a return of harsh vocals, this track has got near enough everything that Trivium has experimented with over the past few years. Beyond Oblivion follows suit and adopts a kind of In Waves style mixed with some of the more melodic parts of the past album. Whilst this might be all well and good, its just a tad too long for my liking. Whether thats because there is so much repetition in the track or simply because its just too long is not for me to say. Other Worlds however is a different kettle of fish. Having a much more modern metal sound than the previous track, the track showcases Heafys much improved clean vocals. Hes hitting much higher notes than he did before which raises the issues that if they perform this live, can he hit them? That remains to be seen

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