Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Music Monthly: August 2017 Releases

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!

Brian Eno's Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy

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

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!

Steven Wilson's To the Bone

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!

Savoy Brown's Witchy Feelin'

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!

The Raspberries' Pop Art Live

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. 

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