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New to the Airwaves – Albums Out Today (June 29th)

New to the Airwaves – Albums Out Today (June 29th)

With the Fourth of July celebration plans panning out, new playlists are being made and old playlists are being updated. Lucky for all of us, some killer records dropped today, giving up plenty of options to pick from! I think we’ll all be pulling from Drake’s new album, but what about Florence & The Machine, Gorillaz, or Violent Life Violent Death? There’s something for all types of celebrations, including those who are just taking a night off and chillin’ at home.

This week we’ve got some much anticipated arrivals that has us tapping our toes, crossing our arms, and screeching, “Finally!” We’re sure you can see which ones we think you should grab and which ones we think may deserve a pass… Dive in at your own risk, and let’s hear your picks!


We’d like to spotlight Shutter 16 Magazine Alumni Emotron for dropping his new surprise album today Fall. For those who like to see avant-garde performance art with a soundtrack, this guy has been known to light himself, usually his junk, on fire during a song, hang from rafters in the hottest venue, travel the world in makeshift homevans. While we’ve known this solid dude for well almost 15 years – and had one of the first columns and articles on Shutter 16 ever —  he’s one of the artists I wish MORE people heard. So dig in, and enjoy – on to our regularly scheduled program.

**All dates are for U.S. releases unless otherwise noted. Dates are subject to change.


Alex Zhang Hungtai Divine Weight (NON Worldwide)  

Beth Rowley – Got Fría (Stoopnik)

The Boy & the Sea    Common Ghosts  (The Boy & the Sea)

Boz Scaggs    Out of the Blues (Concord Records, Inc. [UMG Account])

Brides of Lucifer    Brides of Lucifer (Rhino)

Buffalo Springfield    What’s That Sound? The Complete Albums Collection (Rhino Atlantic)

Bullet For My Valentine    Gravity (Spinefarm UK)

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live (BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited)

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels    Vanished Gardens (Ft: Lucinda Williams) (Capitol Records, LLC)

Chicago – Chicago II: Live on Soundstage (Capitol Records, LLC)

Code Red Riot    Mask (Century Media)

Cody Jinks    Lifers (Rounder)

Dear Youth You Could Wish Me The Best (Anchor Eighty Four Records)

Dee Snider  For the Love of Metal (Napalm)

A Delicate Motor – Fellover My Own (Sofaburn)

Drake Scorpion  (609045 Records DK2)

Dwellings Lavender Town (Tragic Hero)

E-40 The Gift of Gab (SWI/Heavy On The Grind Ent./EMI)

Elle Belle – No Signal (Little Record Company)

The Essex Green    Hardly Electronic (Merge)

Eversin    Armageddon Genesi (My Kingdom)

The Evil    Evil (Osmose)

Fates Warning    Live Over Europe (InsideOut)

The Flaming Lips – Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990 (Ryko/Rhino)

Florence + The Machine High As Hope (Virgin EMI)

Gorillaz    The Now Now  (Parlophone UK)

Graham Nash – Over the Years… (Rhino/Atlantic)

Green River – Come On Down (Reissue) (Jackpot)

Guns N’ Roses    Appetite For Destruction: Locked N’ Loaded Edition (Geffen/UMe)

Hana Vu    How Many Times Have You Driven By (Luminelle Recordings)

Happy Rhodes – Ectotrophia (Numero Group)

Henrik Appel – Burning Bodies (PNKSLM Recordings)

Hillsong Young & Free    III  (Capitol)

The Innocence Mission – Sun on the Square (Badman Recording Co)

The Interrupters    Fight the Good Fight (Hellcat/Epitaph)

Jackie Cohen – Tacoma Night Terror Part 1: I’ve Got The Blues (Spacebomb Records LLC)

Jaye Jayle – No Trail and Other Unholy Paths (Sargent House)

Jim James    Uniform Distortion (ATO)

John Coltrane  Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album (Verve)

Kenny Chesney    Songs for the Saints (Warner Music Nashville)

Kevin Hufnagel    Messages To The Past (Translation Loss)

Let’s Eat Grandma    I’m All Ears (Pias America)

Max Richter – The Blue Notebooks (15th Anniversary Reissue) (Deutsche Grammophon)

The Milk Carton Kids    All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do (Anti/Epitaph)

Molly Hatchet    Fall of the Peacemakers 1980-1985 (four-disc box set) (Cherry Red)

Mondo Cozmo – Motherfucker EP (Republic)

Mourning Grey    Hallow (Pavement)

Naberus    Hollow (Eclipse)

The Night Flight Orchestra    Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough (Nuclear Blast)

Nik Freitas – Dark & Day (Poppy Peak)

Paradise Lost    Believe In Nothing Reissue (Nuclear Blast)

Pendulum    The Reworks (Earstorm)

Polyplastic – Not No EP (Polyplastic)

Protoje    A Matter of Time (Easy Store)

Red Baraat    Sound the People (Rhyme & Reason Records)

The Rock*A*Teens – Sixth House (Merge)

The Rubens   LO LA RU (The Rubens)

Sam Valdez – Mirage EP (Nevado)

Shylmagoghnar    Transience (Napalm)

Them Are Us Too – Amends (Dais)

Tropics – Nocturnal Souls (+ FOURS)

Vanhelga  Fredagsmys (Osmose))

Violent Life Violent Death    Come, Heavy Breath (641309 Records DK)

Western Medication    Taste (Death of 78)

Wild Moccasins – Look Together (New West)

YES – YES: The Steven Wilson Remixes (Atlantic Catalog Group)

YONAS  About Time (Yonas, LLC)


New Video Out This Week:




June 29, Miami…One of the most provocative female hip-hop duo in years, City Girls today share a new video for “Sweet Tooth” from their recent project Period (Quality Control Music). Duo JT and Yung Miami are the next generation of female rappers, and on “Sweet Tooth” they are kind enough to rhyme out a list of needs for all those aspiring to munch at the City Girls’ exclusive Candyland buffet.

Drake also today released “In My Feelings” featuring City Girls from his Scorpion album. True to form, City Girls tell a love-struck Drake that they need that black card and the code to the safe.

JT and Young Miami are brash, raw, uncensored with a swagger rooted in the queens who came before them. Their empowered themes were originally put forth by Foxy Brown, Salt N’ Pepa, Khia and friend/Miami-based and mentor Trina whose own influential career help spawn and revolutionize female music and rap.

“Sweet Tooth’s” colorful video may be all lollipops and cotton candy, but City Girls have propelled themselves by turning that sweetness to ratchetness — flipping the script of rap’s boys club — and they are ready for the finer shit in life. They’re gonna dig into that rainbow of chemical sweetness using a Tiffany spoon, and if you got what it takes they might keep you on for the ride.

Period arrived with the City Girls at the helm as an empowering introduction to achieving success and luxury by any means necessary, including maxing out guys’ Visa’s. “Sweet Tooth” follows recent outspoken videos for “I’ll Take Your Man” and “Where The Bag At” and “Tighten Up” from their debut project.

Coach K and Pierre “Pee” Thomas of the renowned Quality Control Music label discovered the girls and took their first song “Fu*k Dat N****” from a regional hit to a national smash when it appeared on the seminal Quality Control Presents: Control The Streets Vol 1 compilation. Period has been covered by the likes of Pitchfork, Noisey, XXL, COMPLEX, FADER and more. Honorable descendants in the lineage of Miami’s legendary music culture, akin to a long history of powerful women in the rap game, City Girls are the next queens to claim the throne.

ICYMI Released Last Week:

Bebe Rexha Expectations (Warner Brothers)

Ben Folds Brick: The Songs of Ben Folds 1995-2012 (Edsel Records Uk)

Ben Rector  Magic (OK Kid/Activist)

Best Coast Best Kids (Best Coast)

Dawes Passwords (HUB)

Death Grips Year of the Snitch (Death Grips)

Garbage Version 2.0: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Interscope)

Green Day – Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk (DVD)(Reprise)

Kamasi Washington Heaven And Earth (Young Turk)

Marshmello Joytime II (Monster Cat)

Nine Inch Nails Bad Witch (Null)

Panic! At the Disco Pray For The Wicked  ( DCD2 / Fueled By Ramen) [Our review of the album|

YG Stay Dangerous  (Def Jam)

Reverb Nation Spotlight:

Logan Hefner – Stay tuned for the interview with the Logan by Megan Dunbar. For now here is one of his singles produced by Charlotte local Jason Scavone.


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