Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New Music Releases - October 27

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Aarktica - In Sea
Awesome New Republic - Hearts
Barzin - Notes to an Absent Lover (vinyl)
Bassnectar - Cozza Frenzy
Between The Buried And Me - The Great Misdirect
Blondie - Blondie Singles Collection- 1977-1982 (remastered)
BOAT - Setting the Paces
Bob Dylan - Self-Portrait (vinyl reissue)
Breakaways - Walking Out on Love- The Lostsessions
Brian McKnight - Evolution Of A Man
Broadcast & The Focus Group - Investigate Witch Cults of the Radio Age
Broadfield Marchers - Displayed in Reflections
Bryan Scary - Mad Valentines EP
Carly Simon - Never Been Gone
CFCF - Continent
Chet - Chelsea Silver Please Come Home
Chuck Prophet - Let Freedom Ring!
Cobra Killer - Uppers & Downers
Creed - Full Circle
Cub Country - Stretch That Skull Cover and Smile (vinyl)
Dam-Funk - Toeachizown
Deleted Waveform Gatherings - Ghost, She Said
Depeche Mode - Get the Balance Right (reissue)
Depeche Mode - Leave In Silence (reissue)
Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be
DOOM - Unexpected Guests
Eagle Twin - Unkindness of Crows (vinyl)
Echo and the Bunnymen - The Fountain
Emilie Autumn - Opheliac - The Deluxe Edition
Fela Kuti - The Best of the Black President
Fight Amp - Manners & Praise
Gemma Ray - Lights Out Zoltar! (vinyl)
Gift of Gab - Escape 2 Mars
Glass Ghost - Idol Omen (vinyl)
Gov't Mule - By A Thread
Group Bombino - Guitars From Agadez Vol. 2
Guano Padano - Guano Padano
Heavy Trash - Midnight Soul Serenade (vinyl)
Hem - Twelfth Night (soundtrack)
Holy Sons - Criminals Return
Horse Feathers - “Cascades” 7″
Hudson Mohawke - Butter (vinyl)
I Love You - Bell Ord Forrest
It’s Casual - New Los Angeles
James Husband - A Parallax I (vinyl)
Jesu - Opiate Sun EP
Joe Nichols - Old Things New
John Adams - Nixon in China (3-CD box set)
Jon Shain - Times Right Now
Jozef Van Wissem - Ex-Patris
Junk Culture - West Coast
Katsen - It Hertz!
Lightning Bolt - Earthly Delights
Los Lobos - Los Lobos Goes Disney
Lover! - No Dreams Please
Marillion - The Singles 82-88 (3-CD box set)
Matias Aguayo - Ay Ay Ay
Merzbow - Bird Series Volume Ten
Michael Jackson - This Is It 2CD Soundtrack
Mike Epps - Mike Epps
Morningwood - Diamonds & Studs
Morrissey - Hmv/Parlophone Singles '88-'95 (3-CD box set)
Mother Hips - Pacific Dust
Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms
Ocean - Pantheon of the Lesser
Of Montreal - Aldhils Arboretum (vinyl reissue)
Of Montreal - Bedside Drama: A Petite Tragedy (vinyl reissue)
Of Montreal - Coquelicot Asleep in the Poppies: A Variety of Whimsical Verse (vinyl reissue)
Of Montreal - Early Four Track Recordings (vinyl reissue)
Of Montreal - The Bird Who Ate the Rabbit's Flower (vinyl reissue)
Painkiller Hotel - Black Roses
Paul Weller - Paul Weller (remastered with bonus dsc)
Pelican - What We All Come To Need
Phill Niblock - Touch Strings
Pink Martini - Splendor in the Grass
Pugwash - Giddy
Pyramids with Nadja - Pyramids with Nadja
R.E.M. - Live at the Olympia (2-CD) (2-CD & DVD)
Red Shore - Unconsecrated
Rosie Flores - Girl of the Century (vinyl)
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Family - Go Waggaloo
Saviours - Accelerated Living
Sean Lennon - Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Undead (soundtrack)
Seven Storey Mountain - Seven Storey Mountain EP
Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder
Sight Below - Murmur EP
Slackwater News - All You Creatures [EP]
Sole and the Skyrider Band - Plastique (vinyl)
Spandau Ballet - Heart Like a Sky (reissue)
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost At Sea [Live]
Status Quo - Pictures- Live At Montreux 2009
Stephen Stills- Live At Shepherds Bush [CD/DVD]
Sting - If On A Winter's Night...
String Cheese Incident - Trick Or Treat [Live]
Sun Ra Arkestra - Heliocentric Worlds V.2
Swell Season - Strict Joy (2-CD & DVD)
Talk Normal - Sugarland
Talking Heads - Little Creatures (reissue with bonus tracks)
Tech N9ne - k.o.d.
Tegan and Sara - Sainthood
The Blind Boys of Alabama - Duets
The Heavy - The House That Dirt Built (vinyl)
The Nerves - Live at the Pirate's Cove (vinyl)
The Sight Below - Murmer EP ]
The Swell - Strict Joy
Those Poor Bastards - Abominations
Train - Save Me San Francisco
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Night Castle
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (remastered) (3-CD) (2-CD & DVD)
Various Artists - An All-Star Salute to Christmas
Various Artists - Fire In My Bones: Raw + Rare + Other-Worldly African-American Gospel [3CD]
Various Artists - Putumayo Presents: Jazz Around the World
Various Artists - Songs From The Point!
Various Artists - The Four Kings of Blues Guitar
Weird Al Yankovic - The Essential Weird Al Yankovic
Wilco - Being There (2-LP vinyl & CD reissue)
Winger - Karma
Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg
Wrinkle Neck Mules - Let The Lead Fly
You & Yourn - It Would Make Things Worse (vinyl)

SWITCHFOOT Launches New Album With Headlining Tour and Performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live"

Band Will Collect Goods for Local Food Banks Along Tour Route; "Hello Hurricane," the Band's Seventh Full-Length Album, Due Out November 10th on Atlantic Records; Pre-Order Underway; SWITCHFOOT Tapped by Verizon Wireless for National Advertising Campaign

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - SWITCHFOOT will kick off its fall headlining tour in San Diego on November 8 for 94.9's Anniversary Bash. The band will then appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," performing on the outside stage on November 12th.

The tour will feature SWITCHFOOT playing "Hello Hurricane" in its entirety, followed by fan favorites from its previous records. The band will be collecting donations for local food banks along the tour route, so fans are encouraged to bring non-perishable items to the shows. (See below for tour itinerary and a list of food banks that will receive donations.)

SWITCHFOOT is also launching a new website, http://www.theworldyouwant.com, which will spotlight goodness, beauty, and truth in everyday life. Fans are invited to contribute stories about people they know who are making this world a better place and the band will read some of these contributions from stage during the tour.

Recorded with producer/bassist Mike Elizondo (Rilo Kiley, Eminem, and Pink), "Hello Hurricane" is the group's seventh full-length album and its first on Atlantic Records. Lead single "Mess of Me" is getting airplay at Modern and Active Rock radio stations and is climbing the Modern Rock radio chart. "The Sound," another track from the album, has been tapped by Verizon Wireless for its national ad campaign for the BlackBerry® Storm™ 2.

Fans who pre-order "Hello Hurricane" will immediately receive a free download of "Mess of Me" and four videos. They have five pre-order options to choose from: the standard CD edition; deluxe CD/DVD edition with approximately 60 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage and studio performances; vinyl with CD; the Collector's edition ("Hello Hurricane" CD, deluxe DVD, an additional CD with studio outtakes and more, limited edition poster and 84-page hardcover book); and the digital download edition. For additional information or to pre-order, visit iTunes or the band's web site http://www.switchfoot.com.

At the end of October, SWITCHFOOT -- comprising of Jon Foreman (vocals/guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (keys/guitar) and Drew Shirley (guitar) -- will take the stage for Yahoo! Music's new live concert program, "Maximum Performance Guitar Hero 5." Jon and Chad will be featured in an upcoming episode of "Road Trip Nation" airing on PBS stations in November. Check local listings or watch the episode at http://www.roadtripnation.com/watch/ anytime after its November 5th debut on KLCS TV in Los Angeles and Orange County. MySpace will premiere "Hello Hurricane" the week before its release and the band will be interviewed on "The MySpace Music Feed" on Monday, November 9th.

SWITCHFOOT is the subject of an upcoming Rolling Stone "In the Studio" feature and will be on the cover of Relevant Magazine's November/December issue. Jon has also penned two articles recently: his piece on charity in your own backyard will be in the November issue of Alternative Press and he's written on the nature of heroism for The Huffington Post.

He also recently participated in filming an innovative online game called "The Climate Challenge" for Oxfam (http://www.oxfamamerica.org/music). "When you play the game, you will feel the urgency. We have to start acting now on climate change. There is literally no time to waste," says Foreman. The game will launch in late October at http://www.theclimatechallenge.org.

"Hello Hurricane," SWITCHFOOT's first studio album since 2006's "Oh! Gravity," which debuted at No. 18 on The Billboard 200, acknowledges life's storms while managing to find an element of hope in them. The band tracked more than 80 songs at its self-built home studio before narrowing it down to the 12 that appear on the new album. (Fans can check out the four-minute trailer, "The Making of Hello Hurricane," at http://www.switchfoot.com.)


Date City/State Venue Food Bank
11/8 San Diego, CA E.C Performing Arts Center N/A
11/11 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy Theatre L.A. Regional FB
11/13 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch St Mary's FB
11/14 Tucson, AZ The Rock Community FB of
11/16 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom Regional FB of
11/17 Dallas, TX House of Blues North Texas Food
11/18 Austin, TX The Parish Capital Area Food
11/20 Houston, TX Warehouse Live TBA
11/21 New Orleans, LA The Parish Second Harvest FB
11/22 Nashville, TX Exit In Second Harvest FB
11/24 Atlanta, GA The Loft Atlanta Community FB
11/27 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Second Harvest FB
11/28 Ventura, CA The Majestic Food Share
12/3 Charlotte, NC Amos' Southend TBA
12/5 Richmond, VA The National -
WDYL Snowball N/A
12/7 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live TBA
12/8 New York, NY The Fillmore NY @
Irving Plaza Bowery Mission
12/9 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club TBA
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/switchfoot

Twitter - http://twitter.com/switchfoot

BroAm - http://www.switchfoot.com/bro-am/

MySpace - http://myspace.com/switchfoot

YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/switchfootpodcast

The World you Want http://www.theworldyouwant.com

Regular - www.switchfoot.com

Fan sites - http://landofbrokenhearts.org/


This Date In Music History-October 27


Mark Ryan - Quicksilver Messenger Service (1945)

Garry Tallent - E Street Band (1949)

Byron Allred - Steve Miller Band (1949)

Garry Tallent - Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band (1949)

Ken Downing - Judas Priest (1951)

Peter Dodd - Thompson Twins (1953)

Simon LeBon - Duran Duran (1958)

Scott Weiland - Stone Temple Pilots (1967)

Kelly Osbourne (1984)

They Are Missed:

Xavier Cugat (real name Francisco De Asis Javier Cugat Mingall De Cru Y Deulofeo), a pioneer of Latin-American dance music, died in Barcelona, Spain in 1990 at age 90.

In 1980, former T Rex member Steve Took, choked to death on a cherry stone, after some magic mushrooms he had eaten, numbed all sensation in his throat.

Session and solo pianist Floyd Cramer, whose unique, slip-note playing style came to typify the pop-oriented "Nashville Sound" of the late '50s and early '60s, was born in Samti, LA in 1937. Died on December 31, 1997


R&B singer Clarence Henry's "Ain't Got No Home" was put out by Argo Records in 1956. It's Henry's first hit and because he sings like a frog on it, he earns the nickname "Frogman."

After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1957, local police told Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage, the local press also ran headlines saying Elvis would have to clean up his act. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his entire concert, to study his performance.

Ben E. King, former Drifters lead singer, recorded his first solo singles in 1960, "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand by Me," at Atlantic Records. "Spanish Harlem" peaked at #10 on the pop chart in January 1961. "Stand by Me" is #1 on the R&B charts and #4 on the pop chart.

In London in 1962, the Rolling Stones make their first recordings at Curly Clayton Studios. The band, which currently consists of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, pianist Ian Stewart, and drummer Tony Chapman, cut Muddy Waters' "Soon Forgotten," Jimmy Reed's "Close Together," and Bo Diddley's "You Can't Judge a Book (By Looking at the Cover)."

In 1963, Peter, Paul & Mary, the folksinging trio who along with Joan Baez, have introduced songwriters like Bob Dylan to mainstream audiences, hold the top two positions on the pop album chart with "In the Win" and "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright."

The Supremes released "Come See About Me" in 1964.

In 1969, Ringo Starr began recording his album Sentimental Journey. Following the completion of Abbey Road, he becomes the first Beatle to formally embark on a solo album

Gladys Knight and the Pips started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart in 1973 with "Midnight Train To Georgia." It was the group's 18th Top 40 hit and first #1.

IN 1975, the unknown Bruce Springsteen had the rare honor of simultaneous covers on both Time and Newsweek magazines in the US.

Funkadelic released "One Nation Under a Groove" in 1978. Its anthemic title track tops the R&B charts for six weeks and is the only Funkadelic single ever to reach the pop Top Forty.

Prince's album "1999" was released in 1982.

Janet Jackson scored her fourth US #1 single in 1990 with "Black Cat."

In 1995, singer Gloria Estefan performed for Pope John Paul II as part of the celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood. She was the first pop star to receive a call from the Pope to perform.

In 1996, Bruce Springsteen played at a rally at the Federal Building in Westwood to defeat ballot Proposition 209 - a ballot called the California Civil Rights Initative - which would put an end to Affirmative Action.

In 1997, Johnny Cash announced he has a form of Parkinson's disease. He cancels plans to promote his memoirs "Cash: The Autobiography" and his latest CD. However, the singer says he expects to resume touring once the disease is stabilized through medical treatment.

Drummer Bill Berry left REM for health reasons in 1997.

Lonnie Donegan went to Buckingham Palace in 2000 to receive his MBE for his services to pop music. Lonnie pioneered skiffle in the 1950's and inspired a generation of teenagers to start bands.

In 2004, Rod Stewart topped the U.S. album charts for the first time in 25 years with Stardust: The Great American Songbook Volume III.

In 2005, the distributor of rapper 50 Cent's new film said it would remove posters advertising the film after complaints they glorify gun violence. Posters for 'Get Rich or Die Tryin' showed 50 Cent holding a gun in his left hand and a microphone the other. Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich wrote to Paramount Pictures urging them to take down the posters. The company said it had taken down one poster near a Los Angeles nursery school, and planned to remove more.

A restructured Wolfmother, Andrew Stockdale being the only original member, issued "Cosmic Egg" in 2009. "I did a yoga class and one of the poses we were doing was called 'cosmic egg', and I thought yeah, that's it," said Stockwell. "It's like the fetal pose." 2009

Weezer releases their seventh album, "Raditude" in 2009. Songs include the single "(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To," "I'm Your Daddy," "The Girl Got Hot," and "Can't Stop Partying."

R.E.M.’s "Live At The Olympia," a 2 CD/DVD set,was released in 2009. The package features 39 songs from the group’s ’07 "working rehearsals" in Dublin for their "Accelerate" album.

Abbey Road" was released for download to The Beatles: Rock Band video game in 2009. It’s the first Beatles album available for downloadable purchase in the game's music store. The album is also available for Xbox360 and PlayStation 3.