AIMS Marketing Program/ Featured Titles Promoted This Week:
The Damned – Darkadelic CD/LP (earMUSIC)
46 years after releasing the groundbreaking debut Damned Damned Damned, The Damned return with Darkadelic, their twelfth studio album and their first one since 2018’s Evil Spirits. The album catches the band that launched punk and invented goth once again innovating and expanding upon their unique universe. The lead single and video for “The Invisible Man” is a showcase for Captain Sensible’s riffadelic guitar work and David Vanian’s snarling baritone vocals. Darkadelic barrels along from there and features some of The Damned’s sharpest songwriting and genre-bending performances reaching peaks with “You’re Gonna Realise” and “Beware Of The Clowns” drenched in classic horror movie references, nods to swinging ‘60s London, and a refined palette of musical influences. [A limited-edition clear vinyl pressing with slipmat is available.]
Indigo De Souza – All Of This Will End CD/LP+MP3 (Saddle Creek)
“I was finally able to trust myself fully,” says Indigo de Souza of making her masterful third album All Of This Will End. Across eleven songs, the LP is a raw and radically optimistic work that grapples with mortality, the rejuvenation that community brings, and the importance of centering yourself now. These tracks come from the most resonant moments of her life: childhood memories, collecting herself in parking lots, the ecstatic trips spent wandering Appalachian Mountains and southern swamps with friends, and the times she had to stand up for herself. Like the hues of reds and oranges that her mother painted on the LP cover, All Of This Will End marks a warmer and unmistakably audacious era for her. It’s a statement about fearlessly moving forward from the past into a gratitude-filled present, feeling it all every step of the way, and choosing to embody loving awareness. [A limited-edition red color vinyl pressing is available. Cassette version due May 5.]
Candy Dulfer – Live At Montreux 2002 CD+DVD (Mercury Studios)
Candy Dulfer has combined a highly successful solo career with guest spots for a host of musical greats including Van Morrison, Blondie, Aretha Franklin, Pink Floyd, Dave Stewart (with whom she scored the hit, “Lily Was Here”) and, perhaps most notably, Prince. She has played at Montreux on several occasions with her band, Funky Stuff. This set focuses on her concert from 2002 and features bonus tracks from 1998.