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Music Releases 11-20-20

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Vinyl LP pressing. Grammy-nominated Tank and the Bangas are back with Friend Goals, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed major label debut album Green Balloon. This 6-track EP features collaborations from CHIKA, PJ Morton, and Duckwrth.

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dawn/dusk [LP]

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mxmtoon, the Oakland-raised, Brooklyn-based artist known as Maia, is back with dusk: the second of two thematically interconnected EPs. If dawn from earlier this year drew from the gentle optimism and hope found in gorgeous sunrise, dusk is a beautiful exploration of the other side of the emotional duality that is the human experience.

dawn & dusk together are at once recalling of mxmtoon’s earlier work while also expanding her sonic horizons more than ever before, an exciting new direction suggesting that the sky is the truly the limit for Maia’s artistry.

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Culled from over 40 hard drives of recorded live shows spread out across years of touring behind multiple critically acclaimed records, LIVE DRUGS is unlike anything previously available in The War on Drugs’ catalog.

The first volume to capture the band’s live interpretations, LIVE DRUGS is a document showcasing the evolution of the band’s live show over the years. Additionally, LIVE DRUGS is a portrait of the enduring relationship between Adam Granduciel and Dominic East. A longtime friend, guitar tech and stage manager, East is LIVE DRUGS’s co-producer and the presence Granduciel credits as holding everything together.

Sequenced to reflect how a typical 70-minute set would flow, LIVE DRUGS thrives on live set staples immortalized on record for the first time. This includes “Buenos Aires Beach” from the band’s 2008 fulllength debut, Wagonwheel Blues, and the longtime musical interlude flowing between “Under the Pressure” and “In Reverse” - which bookend 2014’s Lost In The Dream. There’s also the band’s essential cover of Warren Zevon’s “Accidentally like a Martyr” – a song “so true, you should ever be lucky to write a song that simple,” Granduciel says.

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Various Artists

Southeast Of Saturn [2LP]

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It makes sense that Detroit had a buzzy, thriving space-rock scene in the ‘90s. What American city’s denizens had a more urgent need to disengage and think outside the grim, post-industrial rustbelt realities? With space-rock (and its close sonic cousin shoegaze) being at once expansive and introspective, it naturally appealed to the young, intelligent artists who gravitated toward its vertiginous orbit. 
 
The music of Southeast Of Saturn did not arise organically from metro Detroit’s fertile soil. Locally, garage-rock, goth-rock, neo-hippie groups, and the usual preponderance of adequate bar bands dominated the landscape. Thirsty Forest Animals guitarist Andrew Peters summarizes the prevalent attitude among the Motor City’s space-rock contingent: “I don’t think we really noticed the local Detroit scene earlier on. We were more into the bands you would see in the NME / Melody Maker, zines, and records - mostly from the UK - on the walls at Play It Again”. If anything was a major factor locally, it was Play It Again, the independent record store in the suburbs of Detroit that nurtured the scene with its amazing curation of imports and killer used records picked up on owner Alan Kovan’s British record buying trips.
 
Penned “Detroit Space-Rock”, the scene centered around Burnt Hair Records, Burnt Hair CEO Larry Hoffman’s Life According To Larry radio show, Zoot’s Coffeehouse and bands, such as Windy & Carl, Asha Vida, Füxa, Auburn Lull, and Majesty Crush. It was a modern movement of a more traditional “space-rock” sound, influenced less by The Stooges and MC5 and more by Spacemen 3, Loop, My Bloody Valentine and krautrock bands like Can and Neu!. Even the best-known artists on Southeast Of Saturn - Windy & Carl, Majesty Crush, Füxa - never achieved mainstream success, but within the rock underground, they inspired a cultish devotion that burns to this day.
 
If you missed their evanescent output the first time around, this compilation will get you up to speed over its 19 mind-altering tracks.
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Experience Hendrix announces a brand new collection that couples the new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui with the accompanying live performances on both audio and video. The film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s storied visit to Maui, and how the band became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie and incorporates never before released original footage and new interviews. The Blu-ray will include the full documentary film plus all the footage from the two afternoon performances captured on July 30, 1970 mixed in both stereo and  5.1 surround sound.  Also included in the package will be Live In Maui A 3LP set featuring Hendrix, Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell at the height of their playing powers,newly restored and mixed by longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer

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Recorded live in RCA's Studio B in Nashville over the course of an epic five day/night run in June 1970 (with an additional session on September 22), Elvis' performances from those sessions formed the core of three of his most successful studio album releases from the 1970s: Elvis: That's the Way It Is, Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old) and Love Letters from Elvis.

Now, for the first time, the master recordings from the 1970 Studio B sessions may be enjoyed together as a single official Elvis album. On From Elvis In Nashville, Presley's studio tracks from the 1970 marathon sessions are presented in pristine audio, newly mixed by acclaimed engineer Matt Ross-Spring (John Prine, Jason Isbell) without the added overdubs or orchestration appearing on earlier releases.

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Sylvan Esso -"WITH" : In November 2019 Sylvan Esso staged a unique new tour called WITH. Through seven shows in four select cities, the group presented their music like never-before; collaborating with some of their favorite musicians to create an experience that was totally memorable. The sold-out shows took place in iconic venues like LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall, NYC's Beacon Theatre, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and ended in their hometown at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Indie Exclusive Double LP

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BTS

BE (Deluxe Edition)

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1 CD, 1 photo book, 1 making book, 1 lyric poster, 8 photo cards, 1 polaroid photo card, 1 photo frame, 7 postcards, 1 poster. All sales count towards Soundscan and the US Billboard Charts, as well as the Korean Hanteo and Gaon charts.

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Double vinyl LP pressing. 2020 debut album by this band led by former Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell. The band also features singer-guitarist Jason Sinay, bassist Lance Morrison and drummer Matt Laug. The album features musical contributions from Chris Stapleton and Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench. The album was produced by George Drakoulias and the artwork was created by Plastic Ono Band bassist Klaus Voormann.

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Shortly after delivering their breakthrough album Nonagon Infinity, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard hit San Francisco's The Independent for a wildly frenetic and meticulously executed set. One of their final club gigs, the Melbourne septet gave a breakneck performance that "made every organ ache just right" (SF Weekly). Live in San Francisco '16 captures an extraordinary moment in their history, a spectacular likely to leave you awestruck and adrenalized. Random Colorway 2LP via ATO Records.

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Six vinyl LP pressing. Eric Clapton, one of the world's pre-eminent blues/rock guitarists, once again summoned an all-star team of six-string heroes for his fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2019. Held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, the two-day concert event raised funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, the chemical dependency treatment and education facility that Clapton founded in 1998. With actor Bill Murray as the Master of Ceremonies, the 2019 festival features outstanding performances by Clapton, James Bay, Jeff Beck, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Andy Fairweather Low, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, Lianne La Havas, Los Lobos, John Mayer, Keb' Mo', Bonnie Raitt, Robert Randolph, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jimmie Vaughan and many more.
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Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release, the first album in 10 years from the British electronic duo.

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Sour Lemon is the first new collection of studio tracks from the Local Natives since their last album Violet Street (April 2019).   More a collection of memories than songs, the Natives fine tune their signature California tinged indie rock for some of their most sonically mature and compelling tracks to date. Joined by Sharon Van Etten on the EP’s title track, “Lemon,” they touch on their collective desire for connection, shared experience, and physical proximity with those who matter most. Their new music comes to life visually under the vibrant, colorful and animated art direction of Jamie Wolfe, who created the cover art, 10” jacket, and music video for “Statues in the Garden (Arras)”. Indie Exclusive Turquoise Blue 10” Single LP.

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Kenny Lewis & One Voice are back with the highly anticipated album "Undefeated". The lead single of the same name was released July of 2020 and debuted at number 4 on Billboard Gospel Sales Charts. The new album is produced by hit producer AyRon Lewis (Kirk Franklin, James Fortune) and features guest artists, Charles Jenkins, BET Sunday Best Finalist-Tiffany Andrews and Pastor Michael Lampkin.

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Rilo Kiley

Rilo Kiley [Cream LP]

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For the first time on vinyl, Rilo Kiley's rare original self-released record from 1999. Originally only a homemade cd only sold at shows, this release features the same artwork in a gatefold package with color vinyl.
Packaging: 12" Vinyl Gatefold, cream-colored  vinyl
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Ace Of Spades”—the title track of Motörhead’s 1980 iconic, game changing album isn’t just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written—it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world. Few songs in modern history can instantly ignite the adrenaline of music fans the way the song’s opening dirty bass riff, and drum roll can. From zero to 100 mph in a matter of seconds. That speaker-destroying opening riff is unstoppable. And the song altered the course of hard rock…forever.

Upon its release in 1980, the Ace Of Spades album was nothing short of a gamechanger for all forms of hard rock. Like lightning in a bottle, it perfectly captured everything great about hard rock, heavy metal, and punk, amped it all up to 11, and came racing out of the gates at what felt like a million miles an hour. Pushing at every musical boundary, nothing was harder, nothing was faster, and certainly nothing was louder.

The Ace Of Spades album; brand new half speed master created from the original tapes. Pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl as a triple album in a 20 page bookpack and deluxe 2CD mediabook. Includes a live album of a newly unearthed, previously unreleased concert from the Ace Up Your Sleeve tour.

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NIGHTS OF THE DEAD, LEGACY OF THE BEAST: LIVE IN MEXICO CITY 3LP

? Recorded LIVE in Mexico City on the massive worldwide LEGACY OF THE BEAST TOUR

? North American dates were the biggest in IRON MAIDEN's legendary tour history

? Available as 2CD Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcase Book, 2CD Standard Digipack (Includes mini poster and sticker pack) & 3LP 180g Triple Gatefold

? Last live release, The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter (2017) has sold nearly 40k in the US alone and debuted #1 Hard Music Albums & #16 Top Albums with 14k

? Features 17 classics performed live including: "Aces High," "2 Minutes To Midnight," "The Trooper," "The Number Of The Beast," "Run To The Hills" & More!

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The third album from Omaha, NE-based songwriter, Anna McClellan entitled I saw first light obliquely relates a tumultuous year in the life of it's composer. Moving, geographically, from the heart of New York City to a bucolic retreat upstate, and finally back to her midwestern hometown of Omaha, NE, Anna also traversed emotional states - from the restless frenzy of urban life, to the enforced, depressive rumination of the country. Her vision - one artist's reckoning with her forebears and coevals, along with her ongoing obligation to use art as a tool for connection and understanding - coalesced, upon her return to Nebraska, with the help of local friends, into the album.
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One of Britain's most successful female artists, Dame Shirley Bassey, will release a `grand finale' album this fall. Includes new material written specifically for the world-renowned singer, plus tracks handpicked by Bassey to reflect her incredible career. The record acts as a `thank you' to the fans who've supported her all these years and to the music, which has been a constant throughout Dame Shirley's life. Her first album in over five years will be available in November, via Decca.

Movie Releases 11-24-20

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Martin Scorsese's cinematic mastery is on full display in this sweeping crime saga, which serves as an elegiac summation of his six-decade career. Left behind by the world, former hit man and union truck driver Frank Sheeran (Robert de Niro) looks back from a nursing home on his life's journey through the ranks of organized crime: from his involvement with Philadelphia mob boss Russell Bufalino (Joe Pesci) to his association with Teamsters union head Jimmy Hoffa (Al Pacino) to the rift that forced him to choose between the two. An intimate story of loyalty and betrayal writ large across the epic canvas of mid-twentieth-century American history, The Irishman (based on the real-life Sheeran's confessions, as told to writer Charles Brandt for the book I Heard You Paint Houses) is a uniquely reflective late-career triumph that balances it's director's virtuoso set pieces with a profoundly personal rumination on aging, mortality, and the decisions and regrets that shape a life.
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Double Blu-ray edition. Eric Clapton, one of the world's pre-eminent blues/rock guitarists, once again summoned an all-star team of six-string heroes for his fifth Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2019. Held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, the two-day concert event raised funds for the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, the chemical dependency treatment and education facility that Clapton founded in 1998. With actor Bill Murray as the Master of Ceremonies, the 2019 festival features outstanding performances by Clapton, James Bay, Jeff Beck, Doyle Bramhall II, Gary Clark Jr., Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Andy Fairweather Low, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, Lianne La Havas, Los Lobos, John Mayer, Keb' Mo', Bonnie Raitt, Robert Randolph, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jimmie Vaughan and many more.
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AVA

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Alcoholic ex-soldier Ava Faulkner (Jessica Chastain) came home to Boston for the first time in eight years, attempting to make amends with her estranged sister (Jess Weixler), mother (Geena Davis), and ex (Common). Unfortunately, work commitments kept getting in the way... and when you're a contract assassin, the clientele has dangerous ways of showing their impatience. Stylish actioner co-stars Colin Farrell, John Malkovich, Joan Chen, Ioan Gruffudd. 96 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
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Experience Hendrix announces a brand new collection that couples the new feature length documentary Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui with the accompanying live performances on both audio and video. The film chronicles the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s storied visit to Maui, and how the band became ensnared with the ill-fated Rainbow Bridge movie and incorporates never before released original footage and new interviews. The Blu-ray will include the full documentary film plus all the footage from the two afternoon performances captured on July 30, 1970 mixed in both stereo and  5.1 surround sound.  Also included in the package will be Live In Maui A two CD set featuring Hendrix, Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell at the height of their playing powers,newly restored and mixed by longtime Hendrix engineer Eddie Kramer

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Bob Odenkirk reprises his "Breaking Bad" role as low-rent lawyer Saul Goodman in this spin-off/prequel series. Set in 2002, the show follows Saul-who's still using his given name of Jimmy McGill-as he gets involved in a series of morally questionable cases and perpetuates the occasional scam. Jonathan Banks also returns as ex-cop-turned-private eye Mike Ehrmantraut. With Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando, and Michael McKean.10 episodes on 3 discs 8 3/4 hrs. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.
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In COBRA KAI, the highly-anticipated return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary The Karate Kid film series reunite over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life. Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), has taken a rocky turn, but seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of "karate kids."
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Psychomagic, A Healing Art– a new documentary following Alejandro Jodorowsky’s therapeutic work of Psychomagic, the film draws from a life-long study of philosophy, psychology, ethnology, and world religions - from Freud to shaman, from Kabbalah to Gurdjieff, and everything in between. Bizarre and provocative challenges lead to personal catharsis in this amazing film. Intercut with scenes from his most famous films, it parallels and explains his intent and vision from the start of his career, giving new perspective and meaning to his works, while simultaneously breaking the wall between fictional and real. 

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