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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: Releases For The Week of March 11, 2016

Welcome to the Houserwarming party.

You’re invited to the Houserwarming party.

After two surprise albums dropped last week, this week’s batch of releases may not seem as exciting. However, there are plenty of quality acts making their way into the music marketplace with new music. Here are this week’s album and single releases:

  • RANDY HOUSER — Fired Up (iTunes)
    • Houser’s certainly on a hot streak! His recent single “We Went” just went to the top of the Country radio chart. It gives him five top five hits in a row, which is, by far, the most successful period for the singer in his career. In fact, his latest album title seems like a pretty good indication of how he’s feeling. Look for it to reach the top ten.
  • 3 DOORS DOWN — Us And The Night (iTunes)
    • The Mississippi band is long past their glory days, but they still have an audience at Active Rock radio with “In The Dark”, currently rising in the top ten. Their last album managed a #3 bow in 2011. The new set will probably enter in the lower part of the top ten.
  • More albums out this week: AURORA‘s All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend (iTunes), Brian Fallon‘s Painkillers (iTunes), Cardiknox‘s Portrait (iTunes), Emmy The Great‘s Second Love (iTunes), Gavin James‘s U.S. release of Bitter Pill (iTunes), Jeff Buckley‘s You And I (iTunes), Killswitch Engage‘s Incarnate (iTunes), Lucius‘s Good Grief (iTunes), Matt Corby‘s Telluric (iTunes), Parachute‘s Wide Awake (iTunes), Pete Yorn‘s ArrangingTime (iTunes), The Wild Feathers‘s Lonely Is A Lifetime (iTunes)
  • More EPs out this week: gnash‘s Us (:):) (iTunes), Jukebox The Ghost‘s Thump Sessions (iTunes), Kane Brown‘s Chapter 1 (iTunes)

New digital-only singles that you can buy this week include:

  • “Angel”, Jordan Smith (iTunes)
  • “Boombox”, Laura Marano (iTunes)
  • “California Kids”, Weezer (iTunes)
  • “Dangerous Woman”, Ariana Grande (iTunes)
  • “Get You Home”, Nick Fradiani (iTunes)
  • “Lights Down Low”, MAX (iTunes)
  • “Like I Would”, Zayn (iTunes)
  • “Misery”, Gwen Stefani (iTunes)
  • “Now That I’ve Found You”, Martin Garrix featuring John & Michel (iTunes)
  • “Sing My Blues Away”, Cheap Trick (iTunes)
  • “Soundtrack To A Six Pack”, The Cadillac Three (iTunes)
  • “Two Feet Off The Ground”, Sara Hartman (iTunes)
  • “Where The Hell Are My Friends”, LANY (iTunes)

We’ll see you next week for new releases from Gwen Stefani, Iggy Pop, Jordan Smith and more.

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Record Store Day, Black Friday 2015: Seven 7″ Selections

Viva la Vinyl.

For the record…

This Thanksgiving, you’ll probably be going through many a leftover when the big meal is done: the turkey, the stuffing… it’ll be there for a while. However, these items available for this year’s Black Friday edition of Record Store Day won’t be there for a lot of time. Of course, this has been happening for several years now, so expect lines anywhere you head out to. Trust me, all will be well when you’re holding those glorious gifts from the musical gods in your hands. Here are seven 7″ singles (and more) that you may be hunting for, and I’ll definitely be hunting for, on Friday, November 27:

ALAN PARSONS PROJECT/The Turn of A Friendly Card — The Singles (EP) (Legacy)
The original Turn set gave this act their first two top 20 singles on the Hot 100 survey, one being “Games People Play” on side B, but how are you not going to put “Time” on this EP? That had an edit too! Anyways, the set is being released on cool green vinyl.

ELVIS PRESLEY/If I Can Dream (Legacy)
A new posthumous Presley album was recently released, featuring new arrangements of some of his classic singles by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The title track and previously unreleased b-side “Anything That’s Part Of You” are from those sessions.

FALCO/Rock Me Amadeus/Vienna Calling (Legacy)
Nothing says “#1 single in 1986” like a German-sung single about Mozart. It is a part of a double a-side with the followup release, which climbed to #18 that June. Both of the mixes featured on this red vinyl release were the single versions for the U.S. market.

JEFF BUCKLEY/SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE/Everyday People (Legacy)
The ongoing Side By Side series for RSD is always a hit with consumers, and this one should be no different. The original release spent four weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 in 1969. Buckley’s remake is also featured on a lost album called You And I, due March 11.

NEIL HEFTI/Batman Theme Song (Legacy)
Doesn’t everyone want to channel the inner superhero inside of them? Hefti’s theme was barely a national top 40 hit when it was released, going to #35 in 1966, but reducing this to a chart peak doesn’t do it justice. Catch this classic before it flies out of stock!

PHIL COLLINS/In The Air Tonight (Rhino)
It wasn’t Collins’s first solo single ever, but it’s certainly a notable one that keeps new generations of fans listening to his songs. I think this could be my top release of the bunch. It features the original b-side titled “The Roof Is Leaking” and a new comic book.

THE KINKS/Dedicated Kinks (EP) (Sanctuary)
Dedicated is one of two EPs by the act to be released for Black Friday, and was originally released in July 1966. All four cuts saw some U.S. success, with three of them making the Hot 100. The highest, “Set Me Free”, went to #23 during the summer of 1965.

More from my must-haves list:
BECK/Dreams (12″, Capitol)
HOUNDMOUTH/Sedona (7″, Rough Trade)
OTIS REDDING/Shake (EP) (7″, Rhino)
PAUL MCCARTNEY & MICHAEL JACKSON/Say Say Say (12″, Concord/Hear Music)
QUEEN/Bohemian Rhapsody (12″, Hollywood)

(Check out the full list of RSD releases here!) (Listen to some of this year’s RSD releases on Spotify!)

Are you pumped for RSD’s Black Friday event? Is there another release (or set of releases) not listed above that you’ll be trying to find on Friday? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook or Twitter: click the “Get Social!” tab above to find us on there.

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