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Month: September 2018

The National – Boxer Live in Brussels (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The National – Boxer Live in Brussels (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 48:44 minutes | 540 MB | Genre: Indie Rock, Alternative
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © 4AD

GRAMMY-winning band The National are pleased to announce a CD version of their very special Record Store Day release – a live recording of their seminal album, Boxer. On November 9th, 2017, The National wrapped up their European tour by performing the album in its entirety, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Boxer’s debut.

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The King Blues – The Gospel Truth (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The King Blues – The Gospel Truth (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 38:51 minutes | 472 MB | Genre: Ska, Punk Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Cooking Vinyl

Influenced by the Specials, Public Enemy, and the Clash, London collective the King Blues combine folk-punk, Two-Tone, and dub reggae with overtly political lyrical themes on a sound self-described as “conscious rude boy ska.” The band originally formed as a duo in 2004 before vocalist/ukulele player Jonny “Itch” Fox, and guitarist Jamie Jazz decided to expand their sound, recording with a number of various musicians before settling on the permanent lineup of guitarist Dean Ashton, bassist Kat Marsh, keyboardist Josie Dobson, and drummer Jack “Percusher” Usher. In 2005, they released their debut EP, All Fall Down, which was later followed by their 2006 full-length album, Under the Fog. After signing with Island subsidiary Field Recordings, it was reissued a year later, and following support from influential Radio 1 DJs Zane Lowe and Mike Davies, they scored a couple of minor hits from their follow-up, Save the World, Get the Girl (“Headbutt” and the title track) in 2008. A Live Lounge cover of Dizzee Rascal’s “Bonkers,” which they regularly played in their live set, became their most famous recording, and in 2011, they released their third LP, Punk and Poetry, through indie label Transmission. At the beginning of 2012, the band headed to California to record with producer John Feldmann (The Used, Good Charlotte) for what would become their third album. Releasing a statement in April 2012, the band announced they had decided to go their separate ways, with the album Long Live the Struggle becoming the final chapter of their recorded output.

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The Interrupters – Fight The Good Fight (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Interrupters – Fight The Good Fight (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 31:31 minutes | 387 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Hellcat – Epitaph

The Interrupters are an L.A. based four-piece bound by their rebel spirit and deep love of punk, rock, ska and 2 Tone. They make super high-energy rock -n-roll that’s equal parts catchy and confrontational. Their third album, Fight The Good Fight, was produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and released on his Hellcat imprint for Epitaph Records. The album features front-woman Aimee Interrupter, guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivone and drummer Jesse Bivona, spitting out lyrics that take on matters as thorny as family, friendship, martial law and loyalty, while churning out bouncing rock-steady rhythms and snarly guitar riffs. The Interrupters have built their live act of unstoppable energy and a feeling of easy community that reflects their familial vibe. They had toured the world with the likes of Green Day and Rancid and played huge festivals from The Vans Warped tour to Coachella. “There is usually a dance party going on in the crowd, which we appreciate since we always have our own dance party happening on stage,” says guitarist Kevin Bivona. The Interrupters will be dancing their way to a town near you this summer on many festivals and tours including The Punk in Drublic Festivals, Back to The Beach Festival and the Main Stage on Vans Warped Tour.

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The Blues Band – The Rooster Crowed (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

The Blues Band – The Rooster Crowed (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 51:13 minutes | 557 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Repertoire Records

The Blues Band’s new studio album The Rooster Crowed confirms that the musicians; Paul Jones, Dave Kelly, Tom McGuinness, Gary Fletcher and Rob Townsend, after nearly forty years together, have lost none of their passion, nor expertise for the blues music genre they love. Twelve tracks, nine of them brand new original songs written within the band and three re-arrangements of traditional blues song, recorded over a three day period last year, prove this – just listen!

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Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra – Presenting Thad Jones-Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (1966/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra – Presenting Thad Jones-Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra (1966/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 45:02 minutes | 889 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

Presenting Thad Jones/Mel Lewis & The Jazz Orchestra is a 1966 big band jazz album recorded by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra and released on the Solid State Records label. It is the debut release by the orchestra (although an earlier live session recording would eventually be released as Opening Night). All tracks are also included on Mosaic’s limited edition boxed set, The Complete Solid State Recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra.

The track titled “Three in One” is incorrectly labeled on the album cover. The correct title of the piece is “Three and One.” The piece was originally written by Jones for a 1958 small group session titled “Keepin’ Up With The Joneses” with Thad, his two siblings (Hank on piano and Elvin on drums), and bass player Eddie Jones (no relation). The title refers to the three Jones siblings plus one other Jones who is unrelated. The correct title is on the original parts as well as the later published version by Kendor.

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Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra – Monday Night (Live At The Village Vanguard) (1968/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra – Monday Night (Live At The Village Vanguard) (1968/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 42:41 minutes | 1,65 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Capitol Records

The Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra was little more than a year old when this album was recorded live at the Village Vanguard, which was the band’s Monday night home for every week of its existence. Jones almost single-handedly brought the big band into the modern age with this origanization. Swung hard by Mel Lewis’s drums, the band sailed through the complex charges of Jones and Bob Brookmeyer with panache. Soloists include Brookmeyer, Jones, Richard Williams, Jerome Richardson and Joe Farrell. Three bonus tracks have added to the original LP, which has been remixed and mastered in 24-bit.

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Tennessee Guitars – The Guitar Stylings of Those Nashville Cats (1967/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Tennessee Guitars – The Guitar Stylings of Those Nashville Cats (1967/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 24:53 minutes | 895 MB | Genre: Country
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RCA – Legacy

Nashville Cats showcases the stories and songs from musicians and session singers who have played important roles in country music history.

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Tasavallan Presidentti – Milky Way Moses (1974/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tasavallan Presidentti – Milky Way Moses (1974/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:29 minutes | 921 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | ©  Janus Records

This was in the time the few Finnish discs that were released not only in Finland but also in the UK and the USA and at least in Sakasha and Canadas. The record was recorded in London’s DeLane Lea Studio in August-September 1973, but was released due to various delays only in the spring of 1974.

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Tanukichan – Sundays (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Tanukichan – Sundays (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 30:55 minutes | 620 MB | Genre: Indie Rock, Shoegaze
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Company Records

“Sundays” is the debut full length from Oakland-based Tanukichan, aka multi-instrumentalist Hannah van Loon. At surface level, the album sounds just how the title describes: hazy, dreamy, reflective, just like a lazy Sunday afternoon. Upon second and third listens, the dreamy music unveils a deeper world: an ever present sense of longing, an endless state of summer and a period of instability that plagues us all at one point or another in our lives.

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Womb – Like Splitting the Head From the Body (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Womb – Like Splitting the Head From the Body (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 43:16 minutes | 472 MB | Genre: Alternative, Indie
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sonorous Circle – Arcade Recordings

Wellington psychedelic trio Womb (aka Charlotte Forrester, Haz Forrester, and Georgette Brown) have unveiled their long-awaited debut album Like Splitting the Head From the Body, following a sterling run of powerful live shows and mind-expanding singles. The eight-song collection leads listeners on a journey from gorgeously recorded alt-folk soundscapes to the outer boundaries of dream-pop, with epic feelings of grandeur evident throughout. Swirling synthesisers intersect with tenderly plucked guitars and otherworldly singing, creating oceans of sound for minds to lose themselves inside. An accompanying essay by writer Xavier Ellah describes the record as exploring “the relational question of, what does it mean to be a body, connected to and derived from other bodies – human or not?” It’s an assured step forward from Womb, dive deep into Like Splitting the Head From the Body and catch them on tour at the following locations…

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