AIMS Marketing Program/ Featured Titles Promoted This Week:
Blackberry Smoke – Be Right Here CD/LP (3 Legged)
Hailed as “the reigning heavyweight champions of Southern rock” (No Depression), Atlanta- based quintet Blackberry Smoke is back with their eighth studio album, Be Right Here, produced by Dave Cobb. Be Right Here follows 2021’s You Hear Georgia, which was the best-selling country and Americana/folk album in the country, entered at #7 on the Billboard Rock Albums chart and #4 on the Billboard Top Albums chart. Released to critical acclaim, No Depression praised the band for being “as much students of singer-songwriter folk and outlaw country as they are of jam-based, chest-pumping rock,” while Guitar World declared “Many try to reproduce that holy grail, golden-era-of-classic-rock sound through their six-string escapades, yet only a handful ultimately succeed. One such band who succeeds in spades is Blackberry Smoke, whose most recent album You Hear Georgia serves up 10 tracks of pure rock ‘n’ roll bliss.” [An indie store exclusive gold color vinyl pressing is available.]
Chromeo – Adult Contemporary CD/2xLP (BMG)
Approaching the 20-year mark of their storied career, Chromeo unveil their sixth studio album, Adult Contemporary. The aptly named LP sees the iconic Canadian duo of Dave 1 (Dave Macklovitch) and P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) exploring what it means to be funky in your 30s and 40s. As the riotous early 2000s era that propelled them to indie superstardom becomes the stuff of legends, the Funklordz approach this new chapter with their groove intact.
The Dream Syndicate – Live Through The Past, Darkly CD+DVD/2xLP+DVD (Label 51 Recordings)
Never-before released live audio spanning the The Dream Syndicate’s entire career from 1983 to 2023 including Karl Precoda, Paul Cutler, Jason Victor with Steve Wynn, Dennis Duck and Mark Walton. Plus, special guest Vicki Peterson of the Bangles on a searing 15-minute version of “John Coltrane Stereo Blues” from the band’s recent London appearance. Coupled with a DVD that includes a documentary features a documentary and previously unreleased one-hour 1983 live concert. [A limited-edition orange and blue double-LP vinyl pressing is available.]