Shake It Update 5/17/18: Wussy's What Heaven Is Like Is Here; New Courtney Barnett, Stephen Malkmus, Breeders
Wussy's brand new What Heaven Is Like is here! Look for the CD in stores throughout the USA on Friday, May 18th! The LP will be a little behind the CD, in mid-June. We will keep ya posted!
If you can't make it to the store, our online shop is open and eager to ship one to you! You can pre-order the vinyl edition now too, and of course we have the previous Wussy albums in stock on CD and LP.
This week also brings us new ones from Courtney Barnett, Stephen Malkmus, and new vinyl editions of The Breeders albums.
But those are just the highlights, so scroll down a bit for our list of this week's new releases and reissues.
Shake It is extremely honored to be selected the #2 Record Store in the U.S. by Yelp! Thanks to our customers for all those great reviews that got us on the list. See Yelp's entire list of the best U.S. and Canadian stores here. A big congrats to Ohio pals Plaid Room Records of Loveland and Spoonful Records of Columbus, who also made the list!
New And Recent Releases...
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel
Tell Me How You Really Feel is the second full-length from Courtney Barnett, still with witty observations and an eye for storytelling, but now with a more serious tone to capture the current social landscape, while still retaining moments of intimacy and warmth.
Bombino - Deran
On new album Deran, Bombino and crew have conjured up a roving mystery tour of contemporary Saharan sounds across ten songs of rare maturity and power.
Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live
Guitarist extraordinaire Joe Bonamassa salutes the icons of British blues, from a five performance tour of Britain. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page all get the Bonamassa treatment.
Burn The Priest - Legion: XX
Legion: XX is a new full-length from the Lamb Of God side-project, reflecting on the greatness of classic punk, hardcore, and noise-rock.
Matt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs
Santa Rosa Fangs is a stirring, stunning, and cinematic look and listen into the sometimes autobiographical, sometimes fictional journey of venerable California musician Matt Costa.
Five Finger Death Punch - And Justice For None
And Justice For None is the seventh full length studio album by Five Finger Death Punch, featuring a cover of The Offspring's 'Gone Away.'
John Wesley Harding - Greatest Other People's Hits
On the new Greatest Other People's Hits, Wesley Stace, aka John Wesley Harding, covers songs by Springsteen, Roky Erickson, George Harrison, Madonna, Serge Gainsbourg, and several others.
Ray Lamontagne - Part Of The Light
Part Of The Light is the seventh studio effort by husky-voiced singer/songwriter Ray Lamontagne, which was wholly written and produced by the artist.
Colin Macleod - Bloodlines
The debut album from Scottish singer-songwriter Colin Macleod, Bloodlines is a heartfelt assortment of songs that delve deep into his ancestry, background, and lifestyle.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks' new Sparkle Hard is light 'n' breezy, head-down heavy, audacious, melancholic, good-time and bodacious, and pulls off the smart trick of being unmistakably The Jicks, and due to the introduction of some unexpected flourishes, The Jicks refashioned.
Ziggy Marley - Rebellion Rises
Ziggy Marley's seventh studio album Rebellion Rises is a passionate and indelible collection of music encouraging people to stand together in activism and love.
Parquet Courts - Wide Awake
The fifth record from Parquet Courts, Wide Awake, finds them breaking new territory, a testament to the group's restless spirit. It could be attributed to the production by Brian Burton, better know as Danger Mouse, but it's also simply a triumph of their songwriter's art.
Ike Reilly - Crooked Love
The songs on Ike Reilly's new album Crooked Love are poetic, greasy, topical, lustful, self-deprecating and hilarious. The intimate production is by longtime collaborator Phil Karnats.
Matthew Sweet - Tomorrow's Daughter
Seasoned singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist Matthew Sweet is currently in the midst of a personal music renaissance that's seen him produce some of the most compelling and ambitious music of his three-decade career. That certainly applies to the instantly memorable new tunes on Tomorrow's Daughter.
TT - LoveLaws
TT, aka Theresa Wayman, vocalist and guitarist of Warpaint, releases her debut album. The ten tracks that make up LoveLaws reflect Wayman's personal growth and growth as a musician over the past fourteen years, as well as enabling her to explore ideas that are otherwise difficult in a band setting.
Ryley Walker - Deafman Glance
On his latest album Deafman Glance, Ryley Walker set out to make something weird and far out that came from the heart, out of a desire to not want to be 'jammy acoustic guy' anymore. On this release, Walker succeeded in catching up with his imagination.
Wussy - What Heaven Is Like
On What Heaven Is Heaven, Wussy continue their longstanding tradition of combining supernatural tales and workaday anthems, with inspirations that range from the monsters of urban legends to late-night public television viewing. The new record builds on the momentum of their prior two releases Attica! and Forever Sounds, with sonic and melodic nods to Springsteen, Mercury Rev, Unrest, Neu! and The Replacements, with songs at once devastating and hopeful. Highlights include a ballad for a beloved television heroine, a pair of covers by Kath Bloom and Twinkeyz and a three-song suite inspired by Charles Burns' brilliant and ever-timely graphic novel Black Hole.
New And Recent Vinyl Releases...
The Breeders - Pod / The Breeders - Last Splash / The Breeders - Title TK / The Breeders - Mountain Battles
To celebrate their return to 4AD for new album All Nerve, the label has also reissued The Breeders' previous four albums on vinyl.
Pink Floyd - Relics / Pink Floyd - Pulse
Vinyl reissues of Pink Floyd's 1971 compilation Relics, and a four-LP box of 1995 set Pulse (Live).
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