Wow! July offered a slew of new album releases but the month of August just backs the truck up to your garage and dumps a ton of great new albums for our listening experience. For one, there are a number of very cool vinyl reissues, including LPs by New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands Samson (featuring pre-Iron Maiden Bruce Dickinson) and Jaguar as well as some of Brian Eno's best work, appearing on high-resolution 45rpm vinyl for the first time since the 1970s. Throw in more great Nick Lowe albums as part of Yep Roc's restoration of the pub-rock legend's back catalog, a previously-unreleased album by power-pop kings the Raspberries, and new music by the likes of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the Hard Working Americans, George Thorogood, Will Hoge, and others and August is a month destined to bankrupt our music budgets!
Accept - The Rise of Chaos BUY!
Coldplay - Kaleidoscope EP BUY!
Def Leppard - Hysteria [deluxe 5 CD/2 DVD reissue] BUY!
Brian Eno - Another Green World [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Brian Eno - Before and After Science [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Hard Working Americans - We're All In This Together BUY!
Jaguar - Power Games [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual Live at 25 BUY!
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Lay It On Down BUY!
Samson - Shock Tactics [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Kim Simmonds - Jazzin' On the Blues BUY!
Thor - Beyond the Pain Barrier BUY!
George Thorogood - Party of One BUY!
The Winery Dogs - Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016 BUY!
Rick Estrin & the Nightcats - Groovin' In Greaseland BUY!
Peter Himmelman - There Is No Calamity BUY!
Will Hoge - Anchors BUY!
Paul Kelly - Life Is Fine BUY!
Dwight Yoakum - Live From Austin, TX BUY!
Grizzly Bear - Painted Ruins BUY!
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Tell The Devil I'm Getting There As Fast As I Can BUY!
The Raspberries - Pop Art Live BUY!
Steven Wilson - To the Bone BUY!
The Cadillac Three - Legacy BUY!
Alex Chilton - A Man Called Destruction BUY!
Gogol Bordello - Seekers and Finders BUY!
Iron & Wine - Beast Epic BUY!
Nick Lowe - Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit BUY!
Nick Lowe - The Rose of England BUY!
Queens of the Stone Age - Villains BUY!
Savoy Brown - Witchy Feelin' BUY!
Album of the Month: The Raspberries Pop Art Live is a two-disc set that documents that near-legendary House of Blues concert performance from 2004 by the reunited Cleveland power-pop legends. Pop Art Live features live versions of songs from all four of the
band’s classic studio albums, including favorite hits like “Go All The
Way,” “I Wanna Be With You,” “Let’s Pretend,” and “Overnight Sensation
(Hit Record)” as well as their unique performances of timeless songs by
rock music legends like the Beatles and the Who. In addition to this month's CD
release, plans are to release Pop Art Live as a three-album vinyl set later this year.