ABBA – Essential Collection 2xCD (Polydor)
New hits collection featuring 39 classics from the Swedish pop legends. Includes “Waterloo,” “Ring Ring,” “SOS” “Mamma Mia,” “Fernando,” “Dancing Queen,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You,” and more.
Tori Amos – Gold Dust CD/CD+DVD (Deutsche Grammophon)
Tori Amos re-imagines a personally handpicked collection of songs spanning her entire catalogue. Produced by Amos with arrangements by longtime collaborator John Phlip Shenale, Gold Dust features reworkings of songs in orchestral setting which Amos recorded with the renowned Metropole Ochestra, conducted by Jules Buckley. Available in Regular and Deluxe editions. Deluxe edition includes a 32 page hardcover booklet and a DVD that features music videos for “Flavor,” “Gold Dust” and behind the scenes footage.
Axewound – Vultures CD (The End)
It takes just one listen to Axewound’s lead single “Post Apocalyptic Party” to make intentions abundantly clear: they are a metal band — proudly, defiantly and unbendingly so.
Autumn’s Grey Solice – Divinian CD (Projekt)
For fans of darkwave, shoegaze, ethereal wave, and dreampop. “A beautiful masterpiece of shimmering guitars and ethereal vocals that lure the listener in, enraptured and captivated.” –Gothic Paradise
Jessica Bailiff – At The Down-Turned Jagged Rim Of The Sky CD/LP (Kranky)
Down-tuned, distorted bass guitar adds a new color to her palette, but familiar ones also come into play: fuzzed and delayed electric guitar, organ, piano, cello, and drums. Noisy pop-tinged love songs nestle slyly in a bed of off-kilter lullabies & dark, metallic waltzes.
Balmorhea – Stranger CD/LP (Western Vinyl)
Balmorhea’s most forward-leaning album utilizes an expanded sonic palette including guitar loops, vibes, synthesizers, ukulele, and steel pan drums. “An exemplary experiment in restraint, lush with a slow-burning, wordless, and ambient Americana that manages to captivate while avoiding the histrionics of its post-rock forebears.” — The New Yorker
John Cale – Shifty Adventures In Nookie Wood CD/LP (Domino)
Shifty Adventrues In Nookie Wood is an album that seems born out of John’s mischievous youth. It is the result of sessions held at his L.A. studio with days experimenting with MPC’s, pounding fists onto pianos, manipulating glitches and lots of signature viola drone. As a producer, John Cale has reached a new plateau here. He deftly manages to blend equal measures of chaos and beauty.
California Wives – Art History CD (Vagrant)
“In the moment of hesitation between the opening chord and the entrance of the entire ensemble lies the enigmatic quality that drives California Wives’ debut album Art History, an album that continually surprises and refreshes its listeners with a soothing juxtaposition of steady rock anthems and new wave electronic vibes.” — Paste