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COLD WAR KIDS – LA DIVINE

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Embracing influences as diverse as Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, and the Velvet Underground, Cold War Kids grew from blog darlings into a band with a contemporary yet classic sound. Founding members vocalist/guitarist/pianist Nathan Willett, bassist Matt Maust, drummer Matt Aveiro, and guitarist Jonnie Russell began crafting their soulful, blues‐inflected take on indie rock as Cold War Kids in 2004, recording demos in Los Angeles soon after they formed. After signing to Monarchy Music, Cold War Kids released their debut EP, Mulberry Street, in spring 2005.

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PENTATONIX – VOL. IV

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PENTATONIX – VOL. IV

Pentatonix will be releasing a new EP titled PTX, Vol. 4 – Classics on April 7th! This will be the 4th edition of their popular covers EPs and will feature their take on seven classic songs from over the years.Platinum selling They have won 3 GRAMMY Awards, including one for “Jolene” feat. Dolly Parton.

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TIMBER TIMBRE – SINCERELY, FUTURE POLLUTION

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Timber Timbre’s music has always traced a shadowed path, using cues of the past to fuse the sound of a distant, haunted now. Its fourth record – Sincerely, Future Pollution – is the cinema of a dazzling dystopia, rattled by the science fiction of this bluntly nonfictional time. Taylor Kirk and co‐composers Mathieu Charbonneau and Simon Trottier, together with drummer Olivier Fairfield, offer their most daring artistic work yet. With the palette of archetypal synthesizers at La Frette studio outside Paris, the long‐time collaborators took a unique approach to Timber Timbre’s characteristic sonic invention. The first single – “Sewer Blues” – is an ironclad groove marked by plodding, heavy rhythm, cavernous delay, and a backdrop of starry synthesizers. Sincerely, Future Pollution is a romance of neoteric machines and dark, futuristic hues, with promise as beautiful as it is unsettling. Covering a spectrum of New Age to Popular French Disco Revival, the sound is synthetic, exotic, yet familiar, with ...

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JOEY FEEK – IF NOT FOR YOU

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JOEY FEEK – IF NOT FOR...

Joey Feek’s major label debut took 15 years, but it’s finally going to see the light of day. The album, originally titled Strong Enough To Cry, now has a new label and a new name. Joey recorded the album in 2002 before she ever met husband and vocal partner Rory Feek. At the time, she went by her maiden name Joey Martin. While the pair eventually went on to a respectable music career, most people never heard Joey’s first album. In 2008, Joey seemed to reconcile that fact. Undergoing a name change to If Not For You, the album now has an April 7, 2017 release date. The name comes from the seventh track on the record. The physical album features a 48‐page booklet with pictures, notes and memories of Feek compiled by her family. Though Feek passed away in March 2016 after a long battle with cancer, her career lives on. Joey + Rory released the album Hymns That ...

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JOHN LEE HOOKER – WHISKEY & WIMMEN

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2017 marks what would have been John Lee Hooker’s 100th birthday. As part of a larger, year‐long centennial celebration for the legendary bluesman, this new collection features some of Hooker’s most celebrated recordings, from the prime of his career. Spanning his time on Vee‐Jay, Stax, Riverside and Specialty Records, the collection includes such favorites as “Boom Boom,” “Boogie Chillun’” and “Big Legs, Tight Skirt.” New liner notes by music journalist Bill Dahl round out the package.

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MASTODON – EMPEROR OF SAND

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Emperor Of Sand finds Mastodon returning to a deeply imaginative and complex conceptual storyline that ponders the nature of time. Threading together the myth of a man sentenced to death in a majestically malevolent desert, the band conjures the grains of a musical and lyrical odyssey slipping quickly through a cosmic hourglass. "Emperor of Sand is like the grim reaper," says drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor. "Sand represents time. If you or anyone you know has ever received a terminal diagnosis, the first thought is about time. Invariably, you ask, ‘How much time is left?'" "We're reflecting on mortality," adds bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders. "To that end, the album ties into our entire discography. It's 17 years in the making, but it's also a direct reaction to the last two years. We tend to draw inspiration from very real things in our lives." Emperor Of Sand was recorded at The Quarry Recording Studio in Kennesaw, ...

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SUMO CYCO – OPUS MAR

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SUMO CYCO – OPUS MAR

Sumo Cyco is a 4 piece, female fronted, hard rock band from Toronto that fuse hard rock guitar riffs with ‘in your face’ blast beats & dance hall rhythms, topped by electric female vocals. Releasing their sophomore album “Opus Mar” produced by Matt Drake (illScarlett) and James “LeRock” Loughrey (Skindred, Joss Stone). The new single “Move Mountains” features Benji Webbe, singer of Skindred. Fan buzz around their previous single “Anti‐Anthem” caused Sumo Cyco’s independent crowdfunding campaign to reach 255% of their goal. Front‐woman Sever is the alter ego of former teen‐pop sensation and Juno nominee Skye Sweetnam, who signed to Capitol Records and EMI (Sony/ATV) Publishing at the age of 14. Skye performed in over 25 countries and opened for Britney Spears for 50 dates on the Onyx Hotel Tour, all before her 17th birthday. Skye co‐wrote with hit makers such as Dr. Luke, Max Martin, The Matrix and Tim Armstrong (Rancid). Tim's hit 'Into Action' features ...

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FRANK ZAPPA – A COLLECTION FROM THE VAULT

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Frank Zappa was one of the most prolific musicians of all time. He recorded and released a plethora of music when he was alive but that was only a fraction of his work. March 31 is the date that 24 of these (mostly) previously un-issued  recordings become available. Many of these were only available via mail order and only for a limited time. These releases feature both studio sessions and concert recordings. Below as a sampling of the releases available. Frank Zappa // Buffalo (2CD) Tracks: Chunga’s Revenge / You Are What You Is / Mudd Club / The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing / Cosmik Debris / Keep It Greasy / Tinsel Town Rebellion / Buffalo Drowning Witch / Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me? / Pick Me, I’m Clean /Dead Girls Of London / Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously? / City Of Tiny Lites / Easy Meat / Ain’t Got No ...

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50 CENT – BEST OF

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50 CENT – BEST OF

Almost fifteen years after his explosive debut, this is 50 Cent’s first “Best Of” compilation! This collection includes classic cuts from the albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’, The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct, Music From And Inspired By Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ The Motion Picture and the In Too Deep Motion Picture Soundtrack. Best Of 50 Cent also features the non‐album tracks “Get Up” and “I Get It In,” plus the bonus cut “How to Rob.” Among his many legendary collaborators included are Mobb Deep, Akon, Ne‐Yo, The Madd Rapper, Nate Dogg, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and Olivia, the first woman signed to 50 Cent’s G‐Unit label. 50 Cent is one of the most polarizing figures in hip‐hop. With the aid of Eminem and Dr. Dre he became one of the world’s bestselling rappers and rose to prominence. During his career 50 Cent has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won several awards, including a Grammy, ...

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NEIL DIAMOND – 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

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Neil Diamond is more than just a music icon. His singular artistry and talent has left an indelible mark on American culture and has helped shape the sound of popular music for five decades” says Michael Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment. “Live Nation is honoured to be a part of bringing his 50 year anniversary tour to fans around the world.” In addition to his upcoming tour, UME and Capitol Music Group have announced the March 31st release of Neil Diamond 50‐The 50th Anniversary Collection, a celebratory music package that includes 50 songs that range 50 years in Diamond’s career. Throughout an illustrious and wide‐ranging musical career, Neil Diamond has sold over 130 million albums worldwide and has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums. A Grammy Award‐winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy ...

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