Arguably the most original & influential underground pop group of the 90s, Stereolab created a unique style mixing looped motoriks, 60s-style French pop and infectious grooves. They’ve put out dozens of releases, all of which are eaten up by their cult-like following of fans. The forthcoming release Not Music is an hour-long collection of tripped-out extras from recording sessions done in 2008. It’s weird and magical … like always.
You have to be a full-on Tim Burton movie fanatic to even understand how awesome this collector’s box set is. Danny Elfman has created the soundtracks for all Burton’s greats – like Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. This limited edition set brings together the music of 16 films, including hours of unreleased extras, a 250-page book with an intro from Johnny Depp, artwork, etc. … it’s a treasure chest of Burtonalia, dig in.
If this record makes you feel like you’re tripping balls, it’s no wonder. Pink Floyd frontman/guitarist, David Gilmour, and British ambient house heads, The Orb, turned a mellow jam session into a record. What is a Metallic Sphere? Well, the combination is incredible: halfway between an acid flashback & few too many disco biscuits. Totally out there, but so … righteous.
Did you ever think you’d hear new Hendrix? This box set is the Holy Grail! It features 45 tracks, every last one previously-unreleased. With alternate versions of songs from his greatest albums, this brings Jimi back from the fourth dimension. There’s also a DVD documentary featuring live performances & Jimi’s incredible life story told in his own words.
Are you a serious fan? Get your hands on the John Lennon Box Of Vision time capsule package. As his 70th birthday nears, this limited collection of books & stylized memorabilia will help you remember Lennon’s legacy. And…this is the exact same collection that will be placed in his time capsule this year. It’s a book of album art, an annotated catalography & 4 art-adorned recordable discs for customizable mixes. Its up to you to provide the music, but of course you’ve got that already …
Punk rock will never die. Especially when the guys who do it best, Bad Religion, keep making noise and pushing buttons. This seminal group – loud and political – has never shied away from their anti-establishment roots. The Dissent Of Man is the group’s 15th album and the sound remains a burning, peeling wall of angst-ridden punk rock.
Guitar Wizard, Carlos Santana, takes you on a lick-laden joyride through some of the most classic ax-driven tracks in the canon of rock-n-roll history. Carlos, a hall of famer in his own right, brings in heavyweight talent to back him up on this hit parade. Chris Cornell, Scott Weiland, Joe Cocker, even hip-hopper Nas sing on this record. Hit songs become bonafide classics when they’re covered by the best in the biz. Turn it up.
From the little we’ve heard of Neil Young’s forthcoming release entitled, Le Noise, the name fits. With the exception of a few acoustic tracks, its all electric…and all Neil. Belting out his heartfelt lyrics and jamming on that Les Paul, the solo release drops September 28th on CD, vinyl & iTunes. In a few months, Le Noise will release on Blu-ray and in a free app for iPhone & iPad. Neil may be old school – but he knows how to reach the people. Always has.
Going all the way back to the early 60s, the forthcoming release of Bob Dylan’s Witmark Demos and Complete Mono Recordings capture the young spirit of Dylan in his early days. The Witmark Demos feature 47 songs with Dylan, his acoustic guitar and bits of harmonica & piano. The Mono Recordings are Dylan’s first eight albums heard as they were originally recorded. Available on both CD & vinyl LP – this is real, honest-to-goodness Bob Dylan.
If you haven’t downloaded the leaked new self-titled Interpol record, you may as well grab the official release - it’s sure to sound better than the muddled torrent rip. Recorded at Jimi Hendrix’ legendary Electric Lady studio in New York, these indie rocker’s fourth record is more classic than the last—not Bright Lights classic, more orchestral classic. In the running for album of the year? You decide.