It’s Durand Jones New Vinyl Thursday! Check out this week’s new vinyl arrivals:
21 Savage – i am > i was (150 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)
Alex Chilton – From Memphis To New Orleans
Alex Chilton – Songs From Robin Hood Lane
Alan Vega, Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn – Cubist Blues (Gatefold LP Jacket, Remastered, Deluxe Edition)
Adele – 25 (180 Gram Vinyl)
Boygenius – Boygenius (Extended Play)
Bob Mould – Sunshine Rock
Recently I posted a photo on Instagram of the new Bob Mould album and one comment caught my eye.
“He is a curmudgeon.”
If you don’t know the history of Mould, a self described “miserablist” and someone described as “literally the meanest person I have ever met” by one of his band mates, curmudgeon is quite a compliment. Based on that description, it’s safe to assume his latest release is going to be emotionally dark and brooding, especially in a political climate perfect for the punk rock music he started his career with, except, it’s the opposite.
Mould started spending time in Germany and has a new(er) outlook on life. He consciously decided he wanted to write a happier album and the output of that is Sunshine Rock. It’s a (mostly) upbeat, guitar riff filled 12 song offering that catches you right out of the gate.
Title track Sunshine Rock evokes the top down wind in your face punk song that deserves a spot on your upcoming summer playlist. If you need more sunshine, there is also Sunny Love Song, Camp Sunshine and Western Sunset. Yes, four songs about sunshine.
To me, Camp Sunshine is is the second best song about sunshine on the album. An acoustic campfire inspired singalong, you will want to grab your neighbor and sway to the beat. It’s campy, but sincere as the lyrics age with the song culminating in the line “All we need is some sunshine.”
Not all songs are serotonin injections, Lost Faith dives into the darkness in the verse while exploring trying to find anonymity in this ever unanimous, socially connected world. Just when the darkness is set to overcome you are hit with a bright light that is the chorus. Which jolts you back out of your doldrum day dream. Inspired by the church bells outside his home in Germany, Mould hoped to recreate that sound and did so with what I believe to be an accordion. A punk rock accordion, like this album that makes me happy. -Brad Simmons
Curtis Mayfield – Keep On Keeping On: Curtis Mayfield Studio Albums 1970-1974 (4LP 180 Gram Vinyl)
The Cardigans – First Band On The Moon (180 Gram Vinyl)
The Cure – The Head On The Door (180 Gram Vinyl)
Deerhunter – Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared
Durand Jones & The Indications – American Love Call (Orange)
Def Leppard – The Story So Far: The Best Of Def Leppard (180 Gram Vinyl)
Earl Sweatshirt – Some Rap Songs (150 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)
Greta Van Fleet – Anthem Of The Peaceful Army
Gun – Gun (Limited Edition)
Gary Clark Jr- This Land
In the eight years since Gary Clark Jr. stormed onto the scene with an epic performance at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival he has released his EP, “The Bright Lights” and now the latest album, “This Land”, which finds the blues, rock, hip-hop, soul artist once again hitting on all pistons.
The album begins with the title track, which is a politically charged anthem where Clark sings, “This Land is my land”, features the fiery guitar playing that we’ve come to expect from Gary. Like his previous work, “This Land” blends styles from blues, rock, R&B, hip hop, soul, and even reggae on “Feeling Like A Million” and punk rock with “Gotta Get Something,” which features gritty, distorted vocals. For those seeking more blues, Clark delivers with the foot stomping blues of “The Governor.” The song is heard at the beginning and the end of the “This Land” music video. The album closer, “Dirty Dishes Blues” is another stripped down blues track.
One of the album’s standout tracks is certainly “Pearl Cadillac,” which sees Clark channel his inner Prince. The track has a great vibe featuring Gary’s falsetto vocals and signature guitar tone on a solo that really elevates the song. Other standouts include “I Got My Eyes On You” and “Feed The Babies,” which features horns that compliment Gary’s falsetto vocals really well.
Gary Clark Jr. delivers an album with something for everybody. Clark is an artist who’s not afraid to take risks and won’t be confined to any specific genre and that deserves applause. Don’t worry about the genre Clark plays because at the end of the day it’s about enjoying the music. And enjoy the music you will. Music is about connecting, it’s about feeling, and Clark makes the listener feel on this album. “This Land”, features some of Clark’s strongest work to date. It’s an album with soul. Pick up a copy from the crew at The Underground, you’ll be glad you did. Albert Schmurr.
Hayes Carll – What It Is
H.E.R. – H.E.R. (Gatefold LP Jacket, Download Insert)
Howlin’ Wolf – Best of the Sun Records Sessions (White, Indie Exclusive)
John Lee Hooker – Burnin (180 Gram Vinyl, Yellow Colored Vinyl)
J.S. Ondara – Tales Of America
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation: Music From The Original Motion Picture (150 Gram Vinyl)
James Brown – In the Jungle Groove
J. Cole – KOD (Gatefold LP Jacket)
Joni Mitchell – Blue (syeor Exclusive 2019) (Colored Vinyl, Blue)
Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love (2018 Remaster)
Kurt Vile – Bottle It In (Limited Edition, Colored Vinyl, Blue, Indie Exclusive)
Leon Bridges – Good Thing (180 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)
Lil Wayne – Tha Carter III, Vol. 1
Lil Yachty – Nuthin 2 Prove (140 Gram Vinyl)
Michael Jackson – Thriller (Gatefold LP Jacket)
Michael Jackson- Bad
Makaya McCraven – Universal Beings (Black, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Mercury Rev – Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (1984-2014) (180 Gram Vinyl)
Prince – 4ever (4 LP box set)
Panic! at the Disco- A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out
Purple Image – Purple Image (Reissue)
Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon (180 Gram Vinyl)
Pixies – Wave of Mutilation: The Best of Pixies
Queensrÿche – The Verdict (180 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Red)
The Runaways – Best Of The Runaways
Sam Cooke – Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964
Steve Poltz – Shine On
Sturgill Simpson – Sailor’s Guide to Earth (Bonus CD, 180 Gram Vinyl)
Tom Petty & Heartbreakers – The Best Of Everything – The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection (180 Gram Vinyl)
Vandoliers – Forever (180 Gram Vinyl, Digital Download Card)
Durand Jones New Vinyl Thursday is here! Come get some new music. We are open until 9 pm.
Let’s talk a minute about special orders at the ‘Underground’, a service if you have not yet tried, you really should. There is not much you can’t find at The Vinyl Underground, between the ever-changing used inventory, to the rotating new inventory with marked down titles that you won’t find anywhere and ending on the import wall behind the counter, they’ve got you covered better than most, if not all. But wait….there’s more….for filling in your collection step right up and ask if they can get that hard to find or easy to find just not in store album. If it can be had…they will order it for you, call you when it comes in, and your order is even eligible for your one item discount for reading this weekly e-mail. It’s crazy impressive the extent the staff will go to in an effort to put vinyl on your tables. I personally appreciate it and think it’s not only the metro areas best store, but I’ve been to record stores from San Francisco, Vegas, Chicago, Ireland, UK, Germany, Czech Republic and Italy…and only one place feels like home…the Vinyl Underground. – Albert Schmurr
We add new titles to our clearance new vinyl selection every day. All titles are priced at cost or way BELOW! Brand NEW vinyl starting at $5! Come get some great NEW vinyl at the lowest prices ANYWHERE!
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