It’s Kingfish New Vinyl Thursday. Check out this week’s new vinyl arrivals:
Andrew Hill – Point Of Departure (180 Gram Vinyl, Deluxe Edition)
Bon Iver – I,I
Brainticket – Zurich 1983 (Limited Edition, Green)
Christone “Kingfish” Ingram – Kingfish
Can – Tago Mago
Com Truise – Persuasion System (Blue, Colored Vinyl)
Ezra Furman – Twelve Nudes (Colored Vinyl, Red, Indie Exclusive)
Freddie Roach – Brown Sugar (180 Gram Vinyl)
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Bandana (150 Gram Vinyl)
Guided by Voices – Half Smiles Of The Decomposed (Colored Vinyl, Red)
The Germs – Live At Starwood Dec. 3 1980 (White, Blue, 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold LP Jacket, Poster)
Jedi Mind Tricks – Violent By Design (Red)
John Coltrane – Blue Train
Jay Som – Anak Ko (180 Gram Vinyl, Colored Vinyl, Digital Download Card)
Jimi Hendrix – Experience Hendrix: The Best Of Jimi Hendrix (Gatefold LP Jacket, 150 Gram Vinyl, 2PC)
Kashmere Stage Band – Texas Thunder Soul 1968-1974 (Digital Download Card)
Kamaal Williams – Return
Lana Del Rey – NFR! (180 Gram Vinyl)
Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) (180 Gram Vinyl)
Mike McCoy’s Trompe-l’œil – Eyein’ Lies
Modern Lovers – Modern Lovers (Silver, Limited Edition, 180 Gram Vinyl)
Olivia Jean – Night Owl
Portishead – Dummy
Pixies – Wave of Mutilation: The Best of Pixies
Roy Haynes – Out Of The Afternoon
Roy Haynes – We Three
Scott Walker – Scott
Scott Walker – Scott 2
Sheryl Crow – Threads
Snail Mail – Habit
Solomon Burke – Hold on Tight
Solomon Burke – Solomon Burke (1960 Debut Album) (180 Gram Vinyl, Bonus Tracks, Limited Edition, Remastered)
Seratones – Power (Limited Edition, Clear Vinyl, Indie Exclusive)
One (of the many) things I love about soul music is that it has feeling. Sure, all music has feeling, but soul has FEELING. There is a certain passion that speaks to me about the music genre. When I hear it, I feel good. Those good feelings are likely contributed to a boost of the hormone serotonin, the chemical in your brain that makes you feel good. It’s not a stretch to assume that a band called the Seratones would make feel good music music. Musically that is exactly what they have done, however lyrically it has a deeper tone. Songs like Fear, Power and Lie To My Face bring thought provoking lyrical context to an upbeat, soulful packaging.
The title track Power is the second song on the album but number one in our hearts. It’s bouncing baseline is punctured by synth organ that breaks through like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. The addition of strings adds a haunting hum to the song that is only outdone by the opening vocals of high school teacher AJ Haynes. “Brighter days coming, but I can’t see, where I’m going, in the dark morning, I hit the ground running…”
Fear is the second coming of Martha Reeves. The consistency of the quarter note strum evokes the feeling that this song was pulled off of a dusty old 45. “Fear is the weight of the world, coming down with no love in return, fear is the weight of the world coming down like the bridges I burn.”
Heart attack is an interesting combo of what sound like traditional Asian sounds and a fuzzy, grinding punk bass line. It’s an unusual combo but it really works. Let’s be honest just about anything Haynes sings on really works. Gotta Get To Know Ya is a funky jam that sounds like it could have found a home on a Fatboy Slim album. The upbeat drum, the driving fuzzy guitar are reminiscent of Weapon of Choice. Add it to your road trip playlist now.
It would have been safe to make only a soul album, but the hybrid of styles and songs and the lyrical complexity packaged in an uptempo soulful candy shell really make it stand out, and like serotonin, that makes me happy. -Brad Simmons
Tenesha The WordSmith – Peacocks & Other Savage Beasts
Uncle Acid & Deadbeats – Blood Lust (rise Above Records 30th Anniversary Gold Sparkle Edition)
The Velvet Underground – Singles 1966-69
Weeping Bong Band – II
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter Wu-Tang
Wu-Tang Clan – Of Mics & Men
Wu-Tang Clan – The Essential Wu-tang Clan
Wee – You Can Fly On My Aeroplane
Don’t miss Pigments (OKC) / False Brother / Big Cola on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 9 PM hosted by Shuttlecock Music Magazine. RSVP to the Event on Facebook HERE!
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