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Ada Lea – One Hand On the Steering Wheel The Other Sewing A Garden CD/LP+MP3 (Saddle Creek)
One Hand On The Steering Wheel the Other Sewing A Garden is the second album by Canadian songwriter Alexandra Levy, publicly known by the moniker Ada Lea. On one hand, it’s a collection of walking-paced, cathartic pop/folk songs; on the other, it’s a book of heart-twisting, rear-view stories of city life. The album is set in Montreal and each song exists as a dot on a personal history map of the city where Levy grew up. Many of the songs on one hand came together with a blend of studio tracks and elements from the pre-recorded demos. The resulting sounds range from classic, soft-rock beauty to intimate finger-picked folk passages and night-drive art-pop. And the textures are frequently surprising due to the collage of lo-fi and hi-fi sounds that tastefully decorate the album without ever clouding the heart-center of the song. [A limited-edition yellow color vinyl pressing is also available.]
Angels & Airwaves – Lifeforms CD/LP (BMG)
The Tom DeLonge-fronted Angels & Airwaves return with their sixth studio album, Lifeforms. It’s been seven years since multi-platinum rockers have played a show and three years since they’ve released new music. The album is ushered in by lead singles “Rebel Girl” and “Restless Souls”. “‘Rebel Girl’ is a space-age love song that combines my enduring obsession for new wave, pop-punk, and anthemic rock and roll music,” says DeLonge. “‘Restless Souls’ in many ways is an honest letter from God to humanity – because life seems to always be looking for ways to inspire, clarify and teach us when things become more difficult.” Of Lifeforms, he adds, “This album for me is a journey through different relationships, different points of view, and how we each have our own life path.” [Limited bonus guitar picks and stickers are available with purchase.]
Ashley Parker Angel – Soundtrack To Your Life [Reissue/2006] CD (Empire)
Soundtrack To Your Life is the debut studio album from former O-Town star, Ashley Parker Angel. Originally released in 2006 by Blackground Records, the album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold. Primarily written by Ashley Parker Angel himself, the 12-track album features the hit single, “Let U Go”.