Stephen Sanchez's debut offering, Angel Face, is an exquisite collection of heartfelt compositions that blend elements of folk, pop, and indie-rock. With his soul-stirring vocals and poetic lyricism, Sanchez effortlessly takes listeners on an introspective journey through themes of love, loss, and personal growth.
As multiple Grammy-winners, OCMS celebrates their 25th anniversary with Jubilee, featuring a return cameo from co-founder Willie Watson as well as appearances from legend Mavis Staples and rising star Sierra Ferrell. The result encompasses everything from jug-band tunes to Irish folk songs to exultant gospel jams.
Golden State marks a stylistic departure from the timeless country noir of Ledger’s critically lauded debut. Working with Shooter Jennings, they dreamt up a lush and spirited sound partly inspired by the California country-rock scene of the late-’60s and early-’70s, resulting in sublime, layered meditations on loss and despair and the search for transcendence.
Exploring a whole new sphere of genres, eras and musical styles, Volcano's unexpected twists and turns place Jungle at their peak of most progressive yet. With standout tracks like "Keep Moving" and "Bossamorra" showcasing the band's ability to deliver catchy hooks and an irresistible energy, Volcano keeping the party going from start to finish.
With thunderous riffs, pounding drums, and captivating vocals, Back To The Water Below oozes with raw energy and attitude, as well as their trademark ultra-distorted scuzz. Royal Blood’s seamless chemistry and unapologetic sound make this record an exhilarating ride, leaving listeners yearning for more.
With all new vocals and production, Revamped sees Demi reimagine her career-defining songs with a fresh perspective that reflects her current artistic vision. The re-recorded music showcases Lovato’s artistic growth and versatility, as she seamlessly evolves her songs from pop to rock while maintaining her signature powerhouse vocals.
‘You had to be there’ is the common refrain for those legendary gigs that are etched into music history, but the new album from Liam Gallagher documenting his two sold-out gigs at Knebworth last summer allows us to be transported there and get the full immersive, electrifying and celebratory experience and then some.
Bold pop hooks, sex positivity, honest songwriting and a heavy dose of glitter make up the world of Chappell Roan. A technicolor celebration of self-discovery and transformation, The Rise and Fall… tracks Chappell’s cinematic journey of falling in queer love for the first time, while embracing all the messy and imperfect moments in-between.
A definitive project encapsulating body autonomy, queer love, humor and fury, all the more confidently told by a vocal chameleon whose performance stands out amongst the rich production traversing decaying foliage, fizzling suns and AI leaders. Ashnikko’s concept is at first unexpected but soon makes all the sense in the world.
The energetic and raw Canadian rockers return with their highly anticipated fourth studio album. Packed with hard-hitting rock anthems, infectious melodies, and their ability to capture raw emotions and deliver them with conviction, Glory showcases the band's growth and maturity while staying true to their signature sound.
And as the band navigates through a fresh era of self-discovery and emotional healing, one constant remains clear: The Band Camino continues to excel in crafting guitar-driven anthems adorned with pop sensibilities and raw, unadulterated honesty about their personal lives and relationships, resonating with audiences worldwide.
Blake's highly anticipated fifth studio album sees a return to the electronic roots of his Hessle, Hemlock and R&S records days with an exploration of ethereal landscapes intertwined with hauntingly beautiful melodies and introspective lyrics. Blake once again pushes the boundaries of genre, delivering a thought-provoking and emotionally charged collection of tracks.
Another triumph for The Chemical Bros, their 10th album showcases their mastery of the electronic genre, highlighting their ability to create infectious rhythms and captivating melodies that transport listeners to a realm of pure sonic bliss. FTBF cements their status as true innovators in the world of electronic music and is a must-listen for any fan of the genre.
From their first encounter, the dynamic group of Edie Brickell, CJ Camerieri and Trever Hagen clearly had musical chemistry and spent three days improvising in an apartment, recording everything they played, creating 11 tracks filled with sonic exploration, improvisational spirit and shared curiosities through voice, synths, drum machines and brass.
Written in the Lone Star State and recorded in North Carolina, West Of It All that charts its own musical geography, with production from Grammy nominee Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Caamp, Nathaniel Rateliff) and adventurous songwriting that bridges the gap between classic American roots music and its modern-day incarnation.
Andy Frasco & The U.N. have long been the high-flying DIY renegades of the touring scene known and loved for their kaleidoscopic musical fusion and one-of-a-kind onstage audacity. Now celebrating their longevity, the band are shaking things up with L’Optimist — as its title suggests, Frasco’s most hopeful and enthusiastic collection thus far.
Michael introduces the world to the totality of Michael Render, a lifelong rap fiend whose consciousness is steeped in the sounds of community that raised him – multiple eras of southern rap flows, Sunday church service and barbershop discourse. A 14-track album produced by No ID featuring the likes of Future, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Curren$y, André 3000, EL-P, Eryn Allen Kane and more!
Thirty Seconds to Mars makes a triumphant return with their sixth studio album, It’s The End… bristling with light and color, an imaginative return that interprets their sound from fresh angles. The record heralds a new era for the band, one that not only explores the darker sides of the human experience but the hope as well, an arresting reminder that even in the face of seemingly impossible obstacles, there is still beauty to be found in the world.
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