AIMS Marketing Program/ Featured Titles Promoted This Week:
The Band Camino – The Dark CD/LP/Cassette (Elektra)
The Band Camino’s second studio album The Dark features 11 tracks including the singles “Told You So”, “What Am I Missing?”, and “Last Man In The World”, which were released earlier this year and emphasize the band’s infectious, unguarded and booming, guitar-driven pop sound that has resonated with audiences worldwide. The band tapped in key collaborators Andrew Goldstein, Jordan Schmidt, Seth Ennis, Geoff Warburton, Jake Torrey, and Alysa Vanderheym to create another powerhouse body of work. [An indie store exclusive vinyl pressing is available.]
Ryan Bingham – Watch Out For The Wolf CD/LP (The Bingham Recording Co.)
Ryan Bingham’s new EP Watch Out For The Wolf finds the Grammy award-winning artist crafting his most raw and intimate work to date. Written and recorded by Bingham in the wilderness of Montana, the haunting and evocative collection of songs seamlessly intertwine to capture a moment suspended in time, filtered through the stillness and echoes of the desolate surroundings in which they were created. Guided by his signature poetic lyricism and soulful delivery, Watch Out For The Wolf is the first project produced, performed, and mixed entirely by Bingham – carving a distinctive space in the singer-songwriter’s ever-evolving catalog. [An indie store exclusive orange color vinyl pressing is available.]
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim – Here Lies Love [Reissue/2010] 2xLP (Nonesuch)
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim’s acclaimed 2010 album Here Lies Love receives its first-ever vinyl release to coincide with a new production opening on Broadway this summer. Here Lies Love is a double-disc song cycle – improbably poignant, decidedly surreal, surprisingly thought provoking – about the rise and fall of the Philippines’ notorious Imelda Marcos. It was conceived by David Byrne, composed by Byrne and DJ/recording artist Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, and performed by a dream cast drawn from the worlds of indie rock, alt country, R&B, and pop. Byrne’s taste in collaborators is as imaginative as it is impeccable, including Cyndi Lauper (who recounts, to lighthearted disco beats, Imelda’s courtship with Ferdinand Marcos), Steve Earle (as the power-hungry Ferdinand), Dap-Kings vocalist Sharon Jones (recalling Imelda’s introduction into New York society) and Natalie Merchant (as spurned Imelda confidante Estrella, anticipating the onset of martial law). Along with vocals turns from such stars as Tori Amos and the B-52’s Kate Pierson, Byrne works with rising indie rockers St. Vincent and My Brightest Diamond; New York chanteuses Nellie McKay and Martha Wainwright; and dance-music divas Róisín Murphy and Santigold.