This Week’s New Releases: Paul McCartney, The Offspring And Norah Jones

I would go as far as saying there’s a little something for everyone this week. Paul McCartney has enlisted Blood Orange, Blur’s Damon Albarn, Anderson .Paak, Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, St Vincent, Phoebe Bridgers, Beck and more to cover tracks from his latest solo LP, 2020’s ‘McCartney III’. Meanwhile, The Offspring have returned with their first new album in nine years and Norah Jones has released her first live LP.

Head south for the rest of this week’s new releases.

Alex Henry Foster – ‘Standing Under Bright Lights (Live)’ (Hopeful Tragedy)

Eric Church – ‘Heart’ (EMI Nashville)

Garage a Trois – ‘Calm Down Cologne’ (Royal Potato Family)

Greta Van Fleet – ‘The Battle At Garden’s Gate’ (Lava/Republic)

Havelocke – ‘Arsonist’ EP (Silent Cult)

Holding Absence – ‘The Greatest Mistake Of My Life’ (Sharptone)

Liquid Tension Experiment – ‘LTE3’ (Century Media/InsideOutMusic/SPV)

The Living – ‘1982’ (Loosegroove)

Marty Friedman – ‘Tokyo Jukebox 3’ (Mascot/The Players Club)

Motorpsycho – ‘Kingdom Of Oblivion’ (Rune Grammofon)

Norah Jones – ”Til We Meet Again (Live)’ (Blue Note)

The Offspring – ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’ (Concord)

Paul McCartney – ‘McCartney III Imagined’ (Capitol)

The Polyphonic Spree – ‘Afflatus’ (Good Records)

Saint Raymond – ‘We Forgot We Were Dreaming’ (Cooking Vinyl)

Sam Eagle – ‘She’s So Nice’ EP (Cooking Vinyl)

Sharon Van Etten – ‘Epic Ten’ (Ba Da Bing!)

Son Lux – ‘Tomorrows III’ (City Slang)

While She Sleeps – ‘Sleeps Society’ (Search and Destroy/Spinefarm)

Young Thug – ‘Slime Language 2’ (Young Stoner Life/3oo Entertainment)

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This Week’s New Releases: Kid Cudi, Deftones, Belle and Sebastian

This is going to be our last new releases blog post of 2020, a year that saw live shows disappear but that brought about more new music than we could have hoped for.

This week, Kid Cudi has put out the third instalment in his ‘Man On The Moon’ series that started in 2009, Deftones celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘White Pony’ with a deluxe reissue and remix LP called ‘Black Stallion’, and Belle and Sebastian have dropped a double LP.

Next week, you can look forward to new records from Paul McCartney and Lanterns On The Lake, among a few others.

Merry Christmas, and enjoy the new music below!

Alanis Morissette – ‘Such Pretty Forks In The Mix’ EP (HE.SHE.THEY. Records)

The Avalanches – ‘We Will Always Love You’ (Modular)

Belle and Sebastian – ‘What To Look For In Summer’ (Matador)

Bladee and Mechatok – ‘Good Luck’ (YEAR0001)

Boris / Merzbow – ‘2R0I2P0’ (Relapse Records)

BOYO – ‘Alone Together In Los Angeles’ (Park The Van)

Deftones – ‘White Pony (20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)/Black Stallion’ (Reprise Records)

Fetty Wap – ‘You Know The Vibes’ (300 Entertainment/RGF Productions)

Ghostpoet – ‘I Grow Tired But I Dare Not Fall Asleep (Again)’ (Play It Again Sam)

Guided By Voices – ‘Styles We Paid For’ (GBV)

James Blake – ‘Covers’ EP (UMG/Republic/Polydor)

JPEGMAFIA – ‘EP!’ (EQT Recordings/Republic Records)

Kacy & Clayton and Marlon Williams – ‘Plastic Bouquet’ (New West)

Kid Cudi – ‘Man On The Moon III: The Chosen’ (Republic Records)

The Kills- ‘Little Bastards’ (Domino)

The Kinks – ‘Lola vs Powerman and the Moneyground Part 1 (50th anniversary box set)’ (BMG/Sanctuary)

Landshapes – ‘Contact’ (Bella Union)

Less Than Jake – ‘Silver Linings’ (Pure Noise Records)

M.Ward – ‘Think Of Spring’ (Anti-)

Nilüfer Yanya – ‘Feeling Lucky?’ EP (ATO/[PIAS])

The Neighbourhood – ‘Chip Chrome and the Mono-Tones (Deluxe)’ (Columbia)

ShitKid – ‘CROTCHROCK’ EP (PNKSLM Recordings)

Sturgill Simpson – ‘Cuttin’ Grass Vol. 2 (Cowboy Arms Sessions)’ (High Top Mountain Records/Thirty Tigers)

Various Artists – ‘Independent Venue Week LIVE 2020’ (IVW)

Various Artists – ‘Cyberpunk 2077: Radio Vol.1 – OST’ (Lakeshore)

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Things We Love This Week: Loyle Carner, Super Furry Animals, Paul McCartney, Record Store Day

What do we love? THINGS! When do we want them? THIS WEEK!

Right you are.

Loyle Carner – Ottolenghi

In the words of a random YouTube commenter: “Goosebumps alert”. This track is so laid-back you’ll be setting your recliner to maximum tilt to let the crazy smooth vibes wash over you. Muted synth piano chords lead the way, with Carner’s deep and soothing bars helming the verse and the calming influence of Jordan Rakei on the chorus. Just a simple tune about riding the train. Awesome. Oh, and the video has some really nice dogs in it if that’s your thing. It’s mine.

Super Furry Animals’ Fur

The Welsh alternative band have announced the release of ‘Super Furry Animals at the BBC’. But wait, there’s more. In 2003, the band put out Golden Retriever, the video for which saw Gryff Rhys and co don Yeti outfits. Clippings of this Yeti fur will be pressed into 100 copies of limited edition vinyl. What?! Here’s an artist’s impression. Gross.

Additionally, genuine stage-worn Yeti fur will be embedded into 500 numbered bonus hand stamped envelopes. Yup.

Paul McCartney – Come On To Me Video

Here’s one to get you through Friday and into the weekend. This is Fred. He’s a security guard. Watch him boogie his way through the shopping centre along to Macca’s latest single from ‘Egypt Station’. Everyone should be as happy as Fred. He is my idol now.

Record Store Black Friday Releases

Record Store Day is held in April, however as per the last decade or so, the organisers have put together another list of exclusive releases for Black Friday (and for the first time this year what they’re calling Small Business Saturday, to encourage spending at your local record store).

The list is a long one, and includes the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Blue Oyster Cult, Mamas and Papas, Manchester Orchestra, Rage Against the Machine, Outkast, Taylor Swift and even that cover of Toto’s Africa by Weezer, obviously. Head here for the full collection. Get ready to start your Christmas list.

That is all.

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This Week’s New Releases: Paul McCartney, Chic And Spiritualized

This week there are some big hitters coming out to play. Paul McCartney has put out his first solo record for five years, Chic and Nile Rodgers have returned with their first since 1992 and Spiritualized have finally followed up 2012’s ‘Sweet Heart Sweet Light’.

Still want more? Head below.

Adult. – ‘This Behavior’ (Dais Records)

Boston Manor – ‘Welcome To The Neighbourhood’ (Pure Noise Records)

Chic – ‘It’s About Time’ (EMI)

Chilly Gonzales – ‘Solo Piano III’ (Gentle Threat)

Clutch – ‘Book Of Bad Decisions’ (Weathermaker)

Eric Bachmann – ‘No Recover’ (Merge Records)

Happy. – ‘Cult Classic’ (Rude Records)

JEFF the Brotherhood – ‘Magick Songs’ (Caroline Interational)

Joey Purp – ‘Quarterthing’ (Joey Purp LLC)

Lenny Kravitz – ‘Raise Vibration’ (BMG)

Mirah – ‘Understanding’ (K Records)

MNEK – ‘Language’ (Virgin EMI)

Mothers – ‘Render Another Ugly Method’ (Epitaph)

Paul McCartney – ‘Egypt Station’ (Capitol)

Paul Simon – ‘In The Blue Light’ (Sony)

Rae Spoon – ‘Bodiesofwater’ (Coax Records)

Rudimental – ‘Toast To Our Differences’ (Asylum)

Ruston Kelly – ‘Dying Star’ (Decca)

Sauna Youth – ‘Deaths’ (Upset The Rhythm)

Spiritualized – ‘And Nothing Hurt’ (Bella Union)

St. Paul & the Broken Bones – ‘Young Sick Camellia’ (Columbia)

Swamp Dogg – ‘Love, Loss And Auto-Tune’ (Joyful Noise Recordings)

Teleman – ‘Family Of Aliens’ (Moshi Moshi)

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Tour Of The Week: Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney has announced UK shows for his Freshen Up tour. Paul McCartney tickets are on sale now, priced from £45.00/£65.00 plus fees.

The Beatle will perform at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, the SSE Hydro in Glasgow and the O2 Arena in London in December, following up the release of his new album, ‘Egypt Station’, which is out on September 7.

Paul McCartney Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:

Wed December 12 2018 – LIVERPOOL Liverpool Echo Arena
Fri December 14 2018 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Sun December 16 2018 – LONDON O2

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Paul McCartney!

On June 18, 1942 Paul McCartney, of the Beatles, Wings and solo fame, was born. Happy birthday Macca!

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Paul McCartney!

On June 18, 1942 Paul McCartney, of the Beatles, Wings and solo fame, was born. Happy 75th birthday Macca!

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On This Day In Music: Happy Birthday Paul McCartney!

On June 18, 1942 Paul McCartney, of the Beatles, Wings and solo fame, was born. Happy 74th birthday Macca!

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On This Day In Music: The Beatles Release ‘Abbey Road’

On September 26, 1969 The Beatles released their 11th studio album, ‘Abbey Road’, in the UK.

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On This Day In Music: The Beatles Achieve 15th UK #1 With Hey Jude

On September 11, 1968 The Beatles achieved their 15th UK #1 with their single Hey Jude.

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