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Notable New Releases – June 11, 2021

Notable New Releases – June 11, 2021

NEW ALBUMS

RYAN ADAMS – BIG COLORS

After going on sabbatical in early 2019, prolific singer/songwriter Ryan Adams released Wednesdays in December 2020. He has returned with Big Colors, which is his eighteenth solo album.

“Big Colors is the soundtrack to a movie from 1984 that exists only in my soul. It’s a cliché inside a watercolor painting of neon blue smoke rising up off summer streets in the night” – RA 2021

StreamPax Americana • 2021


AFI – BODIES

AFI‘s eleventh album, Bodies, is the emo-punk band’s first new release since 2018’s The Missing Man EP, and first new album since AFI in 2017.

StreamRise Records • 2021


COLD CAVE – FATE IN SEVEN LESSONS

Fate in Seven Lessons is Cold Cave’s third album and first since 2011. Cold Cave will definitely appeal to fans of the dark wave genre inspired by New Order, Joy Division, Depeche Mode and Gary Numan.

StreamHeartworm • 2021


DANNY ELFMAN – BIG MESS

Danny Elfman, the Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning film composer and Oingo Boingo leader, has just released his second solo album (not including film score albums) since 1984’s So-Lo.

Stream ANTI-/Epitaph • 2021


GARBAGE – NO GODS NO MASTERS

No Gods No Monsters is Garbage‘s seventh studio album, and third since reuniting in 2010.

Speaking to SPIN, Shirley Manson described the new album as “a critique of the rise of capitalist short-sightedness, racism, sexism and misogyny across the world.”

StreamStunvolume/Infectious Music • 2021


NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS – BACK THE WAY WE CAME: VOL 1 (2011-2021)

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have released three LPs and at least eight EPs since the dissolution of Oasis. Noel Gallagher has assembled and curated his solo band’s greatest hits album, Back the Way We Came: Vol 1 (2011-2021) and is available in 2CD or 3CD deluxe editions as well as 2LP standard edition and 4LP deluxe editions.

“‘Flying On The Ground’ is literally the best thing I’ve released since the last thing I released. If Burt Bacharach wrote for Motown this is what it would sound like…only not as good…obviously.” – Noel Gallagher

StreamSour Mash • 2021


GREEN JELLŸ – GARBAGE BAND KIDS

Green Jellÿ (reminder: it’s pronounced “Green Jell-O”) has returned with their first new album since 2009. Garbage Band Kids features guest appearances from “Weird Al” Yankovic, members of Kittie, Fishbone, Suicidal Tendencies, Trailer Park Boys and more.

StreamCleopatra Records • 2021


KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – BUTTERFLY 3000

Butterfly 3000 is King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard‘s 18th studio album, second album of 2021 and third album in the last seven months.

StreamFlightless • 2021


MAMMOTH WVH – MAMMOTH WVH

The long-waited debut album from the offspring of rock royalty, Wolfgang Van Halen‘s self-titled solo album as Mammoth WVH has arrived. The spirit of his father, guitar hero Eddie Van Halen, is all over this thing. “Mammoth” was the original name of Van Halen, “The Distance” is very much written as a tribute to Eddie, and Wolfgang soloed with his father’s famous Frankenstat guitar on the songs “Mammoth” and “Feel”.

StreamEX1 Records • 2021


MR. BUNGLE – THE NIGHT THEY CAME HOME

Mr. Bungle‘s The Night They Came Home is a live recording of their Halloween 2020 livestream show. The setlist includes every song from last year’s The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo and includes a Slayer/Seals & Crofts medley (“Hell Awaits/Summer Breeze”) and a cover of Van Halen‘s “Loss of Control”.

StreamIpecac Recordings • 2021


PORTUGAL. THE MAN – OREGON CITY SESSIONS

Originally released to streaming services in mid-April, Portugal. The Man‘s Oregon City Sessions is now available on compact disc and vinyl.

StreamApproachng AIRBalloons • 2021


THE SHINS – OH, INVERTED WORLD 20TH ANNIVERSARY REISSUE

The Shins (the band capable of changing your life according to Garden State) have reissued their debut album Oh, Inverted World for its 20th birthday.

The band’s leader, James Mercer, was never satisfied with the final product of the original album, so it has been remastered more to his liking under his watchful eye.

StreamSub Pop • 2021


SLEATER-KINNEY – PATH OF WELLNESS

Sleater-Kinney have returned with their 10th studio album, and third since reuniting in 2014. The self-produced Path of Wellness is their first album since the departure in 2019 of long time drummer, Janet Weiss.

StreamMom + Pop • 2021


JIM WARD – DAGGERS

After four albums with Sparta, two with Sleepercar and three with At the Drive-In, Jim Ward has released, Daggers, his first album of new material under his own name, not including EPs and compilations.

StreamDine Alone • 2021


SINGLES/EPs

RICHARD MARX / MATTHEW K. HEAFY – RIGHT HERE WAITING

Trivium‘s Matt Heafy reached out to Richard Marx after seeing a social media photo of Marx’s son wearing a Trivium shirt. The two agreed to a collaboration resulting in a heavy remake of Marx’s 80’s classic “Right Here Waiting”.

StreamRoadrunner Records • 2021


PHOSPHORESCENT – THE BBC SESSIONS EP

Phosphorescent‘s The BBC Sessions features stripped-down, bare performances from 2011 and 2013 recorded at the BBC.
Describing these five songs contained within, singer Matthew Houck stated via social media:

Oftentimes, squeezing live radio sessions into tours is a blur of hangover mornings, borrowed instruments, rushed setups, haphazard song selections and um, “loose” performances… While that’s not untrue for these sessions, listening back years later I agree there’s somethin special goin on and I’m grateful to the BBC for capturing them

StreamDead Oceans • 2021