Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New Release Tuesday - 4/9/13

April 9, 2013


DawesStories Don't End (Hub)
The Angeleno quartet traveled to Asheville, N.C. to record their third album with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones), finding inspiration at the famed Echo Mountain Studio at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The resulting tracks on Stories Don't End are melodically rich yet understated and honest, from the toe-tapping "From a Window Seat" and "Someone Will" to the lyrically vivid "Bear Witness" and wistful reprise of lead track "Just Beneath the Surface" that closes the album. It's hard to believe that it's already been four years since their North Hills debut, and with Stories Don't End, Dawes prove they're going to be around for many more to come.

The KnifeShaking the Habitual (Mute)
Easily one of the most anticipated albums of the season, the Swedish duo whet fans' appetites for Shaking the Habitual (their first studio album since 2006's Silent Shout) with the video for "A Tooth for an Eye" last month. The film clip, directed by Roxy Farhat and Kakan Hermansson, challenges stereotypical gender and leadership roles and shows that the siblings, Karin Dreijer Andersson and Olaf Dreijer, intend their music to have meaning beyond mere aural stimulation.

OMDEnglish Electric (BMG)
So many of my great – and hilarious as far as fashion fumbles and hairstyles go – pre-teen memories are set to songs by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. The original foursome of Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Malcolm Holmes and Martin Cooper reformed in 2006 and release their 12th studio album today. English Electric is everything you would expect from the cornerstones of British electronic music, as exemplified by first single "Metroland," and marks the group's 35th anniversary. Besides their appearances at both weekends of Coachella, the band also performs a headlining set at the Fonda on April 15.

Paramore – Self-titled (Fueled by Ramen)
The Tennessee-bred rockers unveil their fourth album, a self-titled effort that ushers in a brand new era for the group that is now a trio. They took over a year and a half to craft the tracks that teem with their trademark high-energy and sing-along choruses belted by fiery frontwoman Hayley Williams. Whether you like it or not, as with most of their songs, the melody and lyrics of "Now" and "Still Into You" will become embedded in your consciousness before you know it. See them perform the new material, and all your favorite hits, May 1 at the Wiltern.

PyyramidsBrightest Darkest Day (Paracadute)
Brightest Darkest Day is the full-length debut from the dynamic duo of OK Go's Timothy Nordwind and He Say/She Say's Drea Smith, who were introduced through an email and discovered a mutual love for first-wave British post-punk and 1980's Manchester bands. They culled together 12 electrifying tracks that veer from the haunting "Smoke and Mirrors" and spacey "Don't Go" to the in-your-face "Do You Think You're Enough" and plaintive "Paper Doll." Catch them live May 2 at the Satellite.

Also available – Boney James' The Beat; Brad Paisley's Wheelhouse; Dangerous Boy's Club's Pris; Device's self-titled; Drowning Pool's Resilence; Face to Face's Three Chords and a Half Truth; House of Love's She Paints Words in Red; Jake Bugg's self-titled; James Blake's Overgrown; Keaton Henson's Birthdays; Kim Churchill's Detail of Distance; Kurt Vile's Wakin on a Pretty Daze; Molly Ringwald's Except Sometimes; Olly Murs' Right Place, Right Time; Rich Boy's Break the Pot; Palenke Soultribe's MAR; Sad Baby Wolf's Electric Sounds; Steve Mason's Monkey Minds in the Devil's Time; Stone Sour's House of Gold & Bones Part 2; Terror's Live By the Code; Todd Rundgren's State; Tyga's Hotel California; Villagers' {Awayland}; Volbeat's Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies; White Fence's Cyclops Reap; Wolf Eyes' No Answer: Lower Floors


Film – Bill Murray stars as Franklin D. Roosevelt as he hosts a visit from England's King and Queen, as well as his distant cousin (played by Laura Linney) whom he's having an affair with in Hyde Park on Hudson; James Gandolfini, Famke Janssen and Edoardo Costa in the haunting drama Down the Shore; The Kitchen, a dramedy starring Laura Prepon, Bryan Greenberg and Dreama Walker; Jet Li in The Sorcerer and the White Snake

Comedy – Craig Shoemaker: Daditude; Gabriel Iglesias: Aloha Fluffy

Music – Arena: Rapture; Stevie Nicks: Through the Looking Glass

TV – The Blue Planet: Seas of Life; Boss: Season Two; Family: The Complete First and Second Seasons; Goodnight for Justice: Queen of Hearts; Merlin: The Complete Fifth Season

Also available – Bad Kids Go to Hell; Blissful Lies; Church Wives; Crush; Deadball; Do You Know Where Your Man Is?; Dragon Wasps; The Four; Gate of Hell (Criterion Collection); The Kill Hole; The Last Flight of Petr Ginz; The Last Summer of La Boyita; Late Bloomers; Naked Lunch (Criterion Collection); One Life; Paranormal Movie; Planet Ocean; Richard III (Criterion Collection); Ring the Bell; Sexy Evil Genius; Switch; Ultrachrist!; Womb

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