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PRINCE – HIT N RUN PHASE TWO

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HITnRUN Phase Two is the thirty‐ninth studio album by Prince! Produced, arranged, composed & performed by Prince & The New Power Generation, the companion album to ‘HITnRUN Phase One’. “HITnRUN Phase One seemed to focus on where Prince wanted to go – EDM‐inflected bangers, poppy dance cuts – but Phase Two, with its brassy, buoyant arrangements and cheeky lyrics, embodies the artist in his natural state as a soulfunk master. It adds up to his most consistently engaging album in years, blending in echoes of the ghosts of Prince past (à la “Sexy MF” and “Come”) while still sounding refreshingly modern. The Freddie Gray tribute “Baltimore” is among his catchiest latter‐day singles, and he never loses sight of hooks on “Stare,” “Black Muse,” and “Screwdriver.” Better yet, he seems like he's having fun: On "Look at Me, Look at U," Prince jokes that "even Ray Charles can see" the chemistry he has with a woman ("Stevie Wonder can too"), ...

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AESOP ROCK – THE IMPOSSIBLE KID

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Indie-rap mainstay Aesop Rock has announced his new album, The Impossible Kid, dropping April 29th on Rhymesayers Entertainment, marking his first solo venture since 2012’s Skelethon. On the new album, Aesop continues finding new ways to improve on the skills that have made him one of the kings of indie hip-hop. His creative process now includes a newfound willingness to open up about his personal life, going deep on topics like depression, his sometimes rocky relationship with his family, and the turbulent handful of years that culminated in Aesop leaving his adopted home of San Francisco to live in a barn out in the woods, where he recorded the foundations of The Impossible Kid. There’s also moments of levity though, as Aesop taps into the funny side of his persona that he suppressed during the period where being taken as a serious lyricist was more of a priority. Like Skelethon, Aesop exercised complete creative control over every aspect of the album, from the production (which ...

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ROB ZOMBIE – THE ELECTRIC WARLOCK ACID WITCH SATANIC...

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The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser is Rob Zombie’s sixth solo studio album. Produced by Zeuss, it was recorded and mixed at Goathouse Studios. A full return to form by the rock icon, The Electric Warlock… features John 5 (Guitar), Piggy D (Bass) and Ginger Fish (Drums). This album marks Rob Zombie’s first solo studio album since 2013’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200.  

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BAD COMPANY – LIVE 1979

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BAD COMPANY – LIVE 1979

The Bad Company Live in Concert 1977 & 1979 collection includes more than two-and-half hours of unreleased music taken from 24- track tapes in the band's vault. The music heard on this live collection features absolutely no enhancements or overdubs, nothing but the band as they performed live on the night of the concert. Vinyl fans take note: the concerts will also be released individually as double-LP sets later this year. Formed in 1973, the British hard rock outfit Bad Company was a supergroup comprised of ex-King Crimson bassist Boz Burrell, former Mott the Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs, and singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke, both previous members of Free. Powered by Rodgers' muscular vocals and Ralphs' blues-based guitar work, Bad Company was the first group signed to Led Zeppelin's Swan Song vanity label. Bad Company's eponymous 1974 debut was an international hit, topping the U.S. album charts and scoring with the #1 single "Can't Get Enough of Your Love."

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MEGHAN PATRICK – GRACE & GRIT

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Born and raised in Bowmanville, Ontario, Meghan Patrick has dedicated her entire life to music, wanting it to be more than just a passion. “I was drawn to playing guitar so I could start writing music to go along with the words I was writing. I wanted to be self-sufficient as a creative artist.” It wasn’t long until Meghan had mastered both electric and acoustic guitar as well as the banjo. Meghan’s debut album, Grace & Grit is set to be released on April 29th. To make this album, Meghan travelled to a number of studios in Canada and America, including the capital city of country music, Nashville. On the way, she worked with producers Justin Niebank (Vince Gill, LeAnn Rimes), Vince Gill, Chris Baseford (Nickelback, Avril Lavigne) and Carly McKillip. To add even more star power to her debut Meghan brought in a few more big names, including multiple Grammy ...

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – TRANSFORMERS ROLL OUT

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Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc. and Transformers Roll Out heralds the global popculture Transformers phenomenon, featuring a collection of hit original songs inspired by the Hasbro Transformers franchise from leading established and up-and-coming alternative, rock and alt-pop artists, morphing together to create an epic portfolio of hard-hitting tunes that truly embodies the soul of the Hasbro Transformers brand. The album includes tracks from chart-topping rock band ‘Bush’ and front man Gavin Rossdale, lending powerhouse vocals in “This House is on Fire,” and also features up-and-coming alt-rock group Mount Holly on the album’s lead title track “Roll Out.” In addition to contributing the title-track, Mount Holly lead guitarist, Nick Perry, worked with Hasbro to produce the entire album.

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DARKNESS DIVIDED – DARKNESS DIVIDED

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“A force to be reckoned with” – Metal Hammer “They’re at their best, and closest to making music with real staying power” – Alternative Press Call it divine intervention that DARKNESS DIVIDED came to be the entity it is now. The devout metal quartet return with a renewed energy and superior musical vision with their self-titled sophomore release, coming April 22, 2016. Formed by vocalist Gerard Mora, bassist Joseph Mora, and guitarist Sebastian Elizondo, this group of metal revelers from San Antonio make music not only with a purpose, but with a message wise beyond their young years. The softspoken Southerners relay their directives while collapsing your eardrums with a sound so vulgar you’d think it was sent from a less than heavenly place. With the recent lineup departure of fellow brother and guitarist Christopher Mora, and the addition of heavy-hitting drummer Hayden Allen, DARKNESS DIVIDED has evolved into a four man unit, with Christopher staying with the family to produce the new album. “Christopher ...

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CANDLEBOX – DISAPPEARING IN AIRPORTS

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In a storied rock ‘n’ roll career of multi-platinum albums and timeless, ubiquitous radio smashes, Candlebox’s sixth studio album, Disappearing In Airports, finds the renowned lineup infused with a new energy and openness. “I want to take Candlebox into a new world, and this record is very different, very diverse for us,” says band founder and frontman Kevin Martin. “It’s about growth and pushing the band in the direction for a new audience.” With songs ranging from the pissed and urgent “God’s Gift” to the edgy unease of “I’ve Got a Gun” to the amorous romp of “Supernova,” Disappearing In Airports is a bold musical statement from a revitalized band. The amicable departure of original members Scott Mercado and Peter Klett allowed Candlebox the opportunity to shake things up, and that newfound energy and impetus is evident in the dozen tracks on Disappearing In Airports. Guitarists Mike Leslie and Brian Quinn bring freshness to the band’s mega hits like “Far Behind” and ...

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THE STRUMBELLAS – HOPE

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THE STRUMBELLAS – HOPE

The Strumbellas are building a major story with Hope, an album jam-packed with memorable, radio-ready songs from top to bottom. The first single, "Spirits" is dominating Canadian Alternative radio (*1 for two weeks running), and climbing the charts in other important formats - Active Rock, Hot AC and Top 40. The song is already Top 10 at Alternative Radio in the USA and growing. Online engagement and awareness is building at an incredible rate as well - the video for "Spirits" has accumulated nearly 500,000 views in less than a month. The band has major media milestones in the works, with their late night television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live. With Hope, The Strumbellas are poised to break on an international scale. Canadian fans have known and loved the band since the beginning (their last album, We Still Move On Dance Floor won a Juno and numerous other awards). The band has an incredibly loyal fan base ...

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ROYAL WOOD – GHOST LIGHT

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ROYAL WOOD – GHOST LIGHT

"This album for me was a full return to writing and recording simply for the joy of creation...A true letting go and allowing," says Royal. The result is an album that exudes raw emotion and emanates a feel of the songwriters of the sixties and seventies. "l felt like on this album, I snuffed out the external Ghost Lights, and allowed my internal light to glow instead," - Royal Wood

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