AIMS Marketing Program/ Featured Titles Promoted This Week:
Avenged Sevenfold – Life Is But A Dream… CD/2xLP/Cassette (WB)
Avenged Sevenfold’s new album, Life Is But A Dream, is a timeless work of art that blurs genres. Best served as a whole and consumed en masse to truly appreciate its musical breadth and sonic depth, it marks the band’s boldest statement and most revolutionary work to date. Written and recorded over the span of four years, it was produced by Joe Barresi and Avenged Sevenfold in Los Angeles and mixed by Andy Wallace in the Poconos, PA. Inspired by Albert Camus’ The Stranger, the album is a journey through an existential crisis; a very personal exploration into the meaning, purpose and value of human existence with the anxiety of death always looming. Immerse into this experience… [Two indie store exclusive versions are available: autographed CD featuring alternate artwork; and a limited-edition vinyl pressing.]
Beach Fossils – Bunny CD/LP (Bayonet)
Brooklyn bedroom-pop trailblazers Beach Fossils’ new album Bunny is a triumphant return for one of the 2010s most influential NYC bands. Bunny is a precise blend of the luscious dream-pop atmospheres they notoriously honed on their earliest projects, the post-punk vigor expressed on Clash The Truth, and the warm sophisticated songwriting of Somersault. Composer Dustin Payseur peppers the album equally with descriptions of the joy of fatherhood and the existential pleasure of smoking cigarettes out of a car window with friends – Bunny features Beach Fossils’ most personal lyrics to-date. A collection of new favorite tracks for fans of every era of Beach Fossils, Bunny proves to be the culmination of a decade’s worth of growth and experience. [A limited-edition blue color vinyl pressing is available.]
Bully – Lucky For You CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)
Lucky For You is Bully’s most close-to-the-bone album yet. It’s an album that’s searing and unmistakably marked by its creator’s experiences, while still retaining the massive sound that Alicia Bognanno has become known for over the last decade. Her fourth album draws from personal pain and the universal struggle that is existing, learning, and moving on – and it’s all soundtracked by Bognanno’s rock-solid melodic sensibilities and a widescreen sound that’s impossible to pin down when it comes to the textures explored. These ten songs are simply the most irresistible Bognanno’s put to tape yet, making Lucky For You her greatest triumph to date in a career already packed with them.