It’s Jesca Hoop New Vinyl Friday! Check out this week’s new vinyl arrivals:
Anderson Paak – Ventura (Black)
Amyl & the Sniffers – Amyl & The Sniffers (Limited Edition, Indie Exclusive)
Bedouine – Bird Songs Of A Killjoy
Bruce Springsteen – Western Stars (Gatefold LP Jacket, 150 Gram Vinyl, Download Insert)
The Black Keys – Let’s Rock
Black Pumas – Black Pumas (Colored Vinyl, Black, Red, Limited Edition)
The first time I heard the song Colors by the Black Pumas I got goosebumps. I listen to a lot of music, so for a song to elicit a physical reaction like that is unusual… In fact, just about everything about the Black Pumas is unusual. Try to believe this… Grammy award winning artist Adrian Quesada is in Austin and is told by his friends about Eric Burton, a local Austin busker by way of California. They meet up, hit it off, infuse hip hop into soul (not the other way around) and deliver on what may be one of the best albums of 2019.
What makes it one of the best albums of 2019? To start, Burton’s vocals are insane. The tone, the inflection, the power are on full display on this album. If this is the level of talent of Austin buskers then some A&R guys job just got a whole lot easier. The album is ten songs, all killer, no filler. Pick a favorite, go ahead. From the opening drum roll of Black Moon Rising to the folky final track of Sweet Conversations. Choosing just one track is an unfair ask.
For me, Colors is my jam. It’s slow burn that really ignites half way in. It’s best at max volume, windows open. An easy top three for me is the song Fire. It pulls a sample straight out of Baby Huey’s song Hard Times.”If there’s a fire, call the fireman, if you’re in pain babe, call the doctor, don’t be afraid to, say I need you, I will understand.” It’s ever so soulful, with an addictive hook. Song Old Man evokes Mavin Gaye in all the best ways. It’s got a What’s Going On?/Piece of Clay vibe that is hard to ignore. Influences come in all shapes and sizes, and if Baby Huey and Marvin Gaye influences are evident, it’s clear we are in good hands.
The producing prowess of Quesada combined with the vocal variety of Burton are a perfect combination. Sheer luck, circumstance or flat out meant to be, these two coming together, no matter how unusual it might be have created something very special. Pick up your limited edition cream with black and red splatter. It looks as great as it sounds. – Brad Simmons
Chairmen of the Board – Skin I’m In
Charles Mingus – Rarest on Debut
Comet Is Coming – Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery
Comet Is Coming – Channel the Spirits (With CD)
Danny Elfman – Mission: Impossible (Music From the Original Motion Picture Score) (Black, 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket)
Dave Rawlings – Nashville Obsolete
Gil Heron Scott – Spirits
Jesca Hoop – Stonechild (Black & White 180 Gram Vinyl, Indie Exclusive, Digital Download Card)
King’s X – King’s X
Metallica – Re-Load
Ministry – Land Of Rape & Honey
Miles Davis – Steamin (180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition)
Silverchair – Frogstomp
Son Volt – Trace
Stevie Vaughan Ray & Double Trouble – Couldn’t Stand The Weather
William Hooker – …is Eternal Life
Yugen Blakrok – Anima Mysterium
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