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Adelitas Way – Stuck CD (CMG)

With their new album, Stuck, Adelitas Way intensify their brand of hard-edged rock with a tighter songwriting sensibility and more brutally raw energy.

The Allman Brothers Band – The 1971 Fillmore East Recordings 6xCD/3xBlu-ray/4xLP (Mercury)

The Allman Brothers Band’s cornerstone LP, At Fillmore East, compiled from the four sets recorded on the weekend of March 12-13, 1971, has been expanded, stretching over six CDs with fifteen unreleased tracks. Additionally, this reissue contains the complete June 27 performance during the iconic venue’s final weekend, after the band was handpicked by impresario Bill Graham to headline closing night. Also available on Blu-ray audio (5.1 surround sound) and HQ-200gm vinyl.

The Brothers – Don’t Stop Now [Reissue/1976] CD (Funky Town Grooves)

The “Brothers” appeared to be little more than a New York set of studio players, led by Bhen Lanzaroni but they did an amazing job of replicating a Philly instrumental sound, with plenty of heavy bass at the bottom of the arrangements, and jazzy riffing on wah wah guitar, flute and keyboards over the top. This reissue of their 1976 album is expanded with six bonus tracks.

James Brown – Get On Up: The James Brown Story OST CD (UMe)

Features studio and standout live versions of many of Brown’s top soul/funk hits – from his first, 1956′s “Please Please Please” to “Out Of Sight,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” “Try Me,” “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag,” “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World,” and “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine.” Also included are two previously unreleased concert recordings heard in the new film.

Marc Broussard – Life Worth Living CD/LP (Vanguard)

Louisiana’s favorite son returns with a set that’s part laid back soul, part blistering R&B, and all Marc Broussard, as they say down in Carencro.

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5 Seconds Of Summer – 5 Seconds Of Summer CD (Capitol)

Debut full-length album from the Australian pop/punk quartet.

Alvvays – Alvvays CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)

Alvvays is two women, three men, a crate of C-86 tapes and a love of jingle-jangle. Both sun-splashed and twilit, their self-titled debut features nine songs concealing drunkenness, defeat and death in tungsten-tinted pop that glitters like sea glass. (Also available on electric-blue vinyl.)

The Amazing Snakeheads – Amphetamine Ballads CD/LP (Domino)

Amphetamine Ballads is the debut album from Glasgow’s The Amazing Snakeheads. It is a monument to the redemptive powers of rock & roll — full of rage, romance and dark humor – and is an uncompromising, astonishingly visceral debut album.

Anberlin – Lowborn CD (Tooth & Nail)

Anberlin’s seventh and final album. Vinyl version due August 19.

Anti-Flag – Document Of Dissent (1993-2003) CD/2xLP (Fat Wreck Chords)

After more than 20 years writing smash hits about smashing the state, Anti-Flag have compiled a comprehensive best of album. Aptly titled A Document Of Dissent, this collection houses two decades of material that thoroughly represents Anti-Flag’s strong blend of music and message.

Bastard Feast – Osculum Infame CD (Season Of Mist)

Portland’s Bastard Feast (formerly Elitist) unleash a virulent strain of blackened hardcore on their new album. Doom-heavy riffs propel an unholy blend of metal, crust and (hints of) d-beat.

The Beatles – The Japan Box 5xCD (Capitol)

Following the release of The US Albums, The Japan Box commemorates the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles debut in Japan. Using the 2009 remasters, The Japan Box contains the first five original Japanese LP titles, reproduced as CDs.

The Black Angels – Clear Lake Forest CD/LP+MP3 (Blue Horizon)

The Black Angels are excited to reveal Clear Lake Forest, featuring seven entirely new tracks, hot on the heels of their acclaimed album Indigo Meadow released last year. Guitarist Christian Bland invites listeners to accompany the band on a sonic odyssey: “After roaming through the Indigo Meadow, the time has come to journey to the Clear Lake Forest, where seven tales of diamonds, executioners, and other strange occurrences await underneath the crystal waves lapping in the lake.” Also available on clear vinyl which includes download.

The Brand New Heavies – Allsboutthefunk [2004] CD (Shanachie)

Allabouthefunk, a 2004 recording which was previously only available in Japan, finds The Brand New Heavies delivering just what the title implies a strong set of grooves leaning on the funk oriented end of their classic sound.

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The Acid – Liminal CD/LP (Mute)

“Prepare to fall into a dark, electronic summer haze: the debut album from transatlantic three-piece The Acid is here, and it’s every bit the broody, boundary-crushing gem their early tracks suggested it would be. Colliding lo-fi indie with booming post-Burial bass music influences, the trio – cult Aussie songwriter Ry X, Brighton-based Grammy nominee Adam Freeland and L.A.-born Drake collaborator Steve Nalepa – first grabbed our attention last year with ‘The Creeper,’ a three minute slow-burn of scuttling Portishead-style beats and breathy Thom Yorke vocals.” – NME

Marsha Ambrosius – Friends & Lovers CD (RCA)

The British R&B singer/songwriter’s sophomore album features production from Marsha, Pop & Oak, Da Internz, Eric Hudson, The Justice League and more.

The Atlantic Family – Live At Montreaux [1978] CD (Wounded Bird)

First time on CD for this super session featuring all the great jazz artists signed to Atlantic Records in the early 1970s. This set features Don Ellis, Herbie Mann, Joe Farrell, The Brecker Brothers, Luther Vandross, Klaus Doldinger, Sonny Fortune, Ben E. King, David Newman, Richard Tee and a host of others.

Betraying The Martyrs – Phantom CD (Sumerian)

This Paris, France based metal band is a venerable freight-train of aggression with blazing harmonies, captivating hooks and bombastic off-time precision.

Big Wreck – Ghosts CD (Zoe)

“Big Wreck has often flirted with progressive rock, particularly on their earlier material, and even on Ghosts, while the band might at first glance come off as a somewhat generic modern rock band, close listening reveals some impressively intricate layering and a diverse palette of sounds that is subtle and deceptively simple-sounding.” – Sputnik Music 

Bleachers – Strange Desire CD/LP (RCA)

Strange Desire is the debut album from this new project from fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. “I was very conscious about making an album that didn’t sound like eleven singles,” Antonoff told Billboard in March, after Bleachers had played its first few live shows. The album was written and produced by Antonoff, with co-producer John Hill and Vince Clarke helping with the project. “I Wanna Get Better,” the lead single from the album, was released in February and has received a music video directed by Antonoff’s girlfriend, Lena Dunham.

Botch – An Anthology Of Dead Ends [Reissue/2002] CD/LP (Hydra Head)

As with all Botch recordings this six-song mini-album is a monstrous concoction of metal, noise, indie rock guitar trickery, full of depth and minute secrets which slowly secrete themselves with successive listens.

Henry Butler/Steven Bernstein And The Hot 9 – Viper’s Drag CD/2xLP (Impulse!/Blue Note)

Viper’s Drag is the happy collision of two perfectly matched musical sensibilities—that of the New Orleans singer/pianist Henry Butler and trumpeter/arranger Steven Bernstein — two students of early jazz with decidedly modern voices.

Paul Butterfield’s Better Days – Live At Winterland Ballroom CD (Wounded Bird)

Reissue of this rare live album. Paul Butterfield set the standards in the 1960s and 1970s for kick-ass white electric blues.

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