Things might finally start heating up. No, not the weather it has been pretty damn hot for awhile. I am talking about new releases. What has felt as a pretty lackluster year so far in new releases, maybe it is time for some good ones to start coming out. I have 2 this week, one of which is on pre-order and the vinyl should be there when I get home. My choices this week are marked in Blue. Let me know what you want to hear or if I missed anything. Have a great weekend!!!
- Scott Stapp – The Space Between the Shadows – (Napalm Records): The former lead singer of Creed and the very short stint with Art of Anarchy, Scott comes back with his third solo album. It has been 6 years since the sensational ‘Proof of Life’, so high expectations for me as that is a favorite. I have the vinyl on order and can’t wait to drop the needle. The opening single, “Purpose of Pain” is great so this should be another homerun.
- Through Fire – All Animal – (Sumerian Records): Justin McCain, lead singer of Emphatic, is on his second band and second album with Through Fire’s new album ‘All Animal’. The first was a heavy dose of rock that is right up my alley. Looking for more of the same and will be cranking this one up pretty damn loud!!
And a couple more…
- C.F. Kip Winger – Get Jack Soundtrack – (C.F. Kip Winger): Kip Winger is a man of many talents from his band Winger, to his solo work to his foray in to Classical music and now a musical thriller with Get Jack. I have no idea what to expect, but it is Kip so it will get a listen…at least it was written by Kip.
- Live – Throwing Copper (25th Anniversary) – (Radioactive Records): Live is celebrating 25 years of Throwing Copper. That is as good a reason as any to revisit this amazing record.
And all the rest…
- Sum 41 – Order in Decline – (Hopeless Records)
- Crown the Empire – Sudden Sky – (Rise Records)
- Sabrina Carpenter – Singular Act II – (Hollywood Records)
- Eddie Money – Brand New Day – (Money Music, Inc)
- James Taylor – The Warner Bros. Albums: 1970-1976 – (Rhino/Warners Bros)
- Mike Love – 12 Sides of Summer – (BMG)
- Iggy Azalea – In My Defense – (Bad Dream Records)
- Shakespear’s Sister – The Singles Party (1988-2019) – (London Music Stream)