New Release Round-Up 02-19-21
Frank Zappa - Zappa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Zappa Records
The Soundtrack is a perfect complement to the film available on 3 CDs for the Zappa completist. Showcasing 69 total songs, with 12 previously unreleased recordings from archive along with the 1978 Saturday Night Live performance; 24 additional Zappa songs from the catalog spanning 4 decades; songs from Zappa's labels Straight / Bizarre Records; 2 classical compositions by Edgard Varese and Igor Stravinsky; and 26 Original Score cues newly composed by John Frizzell for the documentary.
Also Available Soon: Crystal Clear 2LP & 3CD
Icon For Hire - Amorphous - Icon For Hire
Icon For Hire’s sound is one that effortlessly blends heavy riffs, elements of electronic production and soaring vocal lines into a powerful & bold sonic explosion. However, at the heart of Icon For Hire’s music is a message of positivity, self-love and personal empowerment from the painfully relatable and rousing lyrics of Ariel. For Amorphous, the band worked with Grammy Nominated engineer Romesh Dodangoda (known for his previous work producing the last Bring Me The Horizon album as well as acts such as Don Broco, Busted, and Kids in Glass Houses). The album has been completely funded by fans through Kickstarter. This success was achieved thanks to the band’s highly dedicated ICON Army fanbase that support them on Patreon and have been there for the band though thick, thin, litigation, addiction and more. Having overcome both personal and professional adversity, Icon For Hire are living proof that you can take control of your life—and that’s perhaps the greatest success anyone can hope to accomplish.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK
Tash Sultana - Terra Firma [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Yellow LP]
Loathe - I Let It In And It Took Everything [Gold/Black 2LP]
The Hold Steady - Open Door Policy
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump.....On A Wooden Piano
Mogwai - As The Love Continues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Yellow LP]
Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Hunter And The Dog Star
nothing,nowhere. - Trauma Factory
BTS - Be (Essential Edition)
Ricky Warwick - When Life Was Hard And Fast
Devonte Hynes - We Are Who We Are (Original Series Soundtrack)
Wild Pink - A Billion Little Lights [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Glow-In-The-Dark LP]
Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life [Teal LP]
Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted And Black [Burnt Orange LP]
Hearty Har - Radio Astro
Porter Robinson - Look At The Sky [Vinyl Single]
Geneva Jacuzzi - Lamaze
The Who - WHO [7in Singles Box Set w/ Live At Kingston CD]
Hand Habits - Dirt EP [Vinyl]
& More .....
Glitterer - Life Is Not A Lesson - Glitterer
Life Is Not A Lesson is Glitterer’s second full-length album, featuring Ned Russin, bassist/vocalist of seminal hardcore-punk band Title Fight. This time Ned has produced the record himself, notwithstanding some recording and performance help from his twin brother, Ben, and some other friends, as well as mixing and mastering by Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Power Trip). It may surprise you to hear that, irrespective of worldly doom and gloom, the new songs are even catchier and bigger-sounding than those from his 2019 release, Looking Through the Shades. With roomier drums and more electric-guitars-per-square-inch than ever, Life is Not a Lesson has a way of evoking an alternate-universe version of Guided By Voices, one with a hardcore-punk background. Life is Not a Lesson proves to be a rigorous reckoning with the life of the mind at a time when there’s not much life outside the mind.