New Music Tuesday – September 17 2013

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Tales Of Us – Goldfrapp

2013 release, the sixth album from the British Electronic duo fronted by Alison Goldfrapp. A sumptuous body of work, Tales Of Us has been two years in the crafting and is their most narrative, cinematic and intimate recording to date. Nothing in their accomplished back catalog has hinted at the new lyrical breadth that the band have introduced to Tales Of Us. All the songs except for one are named in the first person with a cast list of evocative character sketches, the contrary love affairs, the suspense, hallucinations, fairy tales and modern folklores documented and the traces of redemption they find in song take the poetry of Goldfrapp s delicately considered music somewhere brand new.

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MGMT (Vinyl) – MGMT

Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2013 release, the third album from the Alt-Rock duo. The successor to 2008’s Oracular Spectacular and 2010’s Congratulations, MGMT finds Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser continuing to push themselves to expand the boundaries of modern pop music. Returning to Tarbox Road Studios to work with longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann (Co-producer and mixer of Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations, The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala), Andrew and Ben experimented with various in-studio writing processes, allowing the music to tell them where it wanted to go. The result is a diverse and powerful collection of 10 songs (including a cover of “Introspection” by 1960’s psych band Faine Jade) that directly mirrors the duo’s encompassing surrealist view of the everyday.

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From Beer to Eternity – Ministry

Limited edition mini coffin box edition featuring digipak, a rosary, prayer cards, and prayer candle (everything with unique Ministry branding). 2013 release, the 13th album from the Industrial veterans. No one wrestles victory out of the clenched jaws of defeat quite like Ministry leader Al Jourgensen. Heading into the studio to produce From Beer to Eternity, he and all the members of his team were beside themselves grieving the sudden and unexpected death of their longtime guitarist Mike Scaccia on December 22nd, 2012. But the tracks Scaccia recorded before leaving Jourgensen’s 13th Planet Studio in El Paso, Texas were so good, so musically multifaceted and incisive, that From Beer To Eternity is destined to be the culminating audio release in the band’s 30-plus year archive of Industrial Metal output. From the schizophrenic opening cut, the sarcasm-dripping, sound effect-laden “Hail to his Majesty” to the Thrash Punk riffs and booming bass reverberations of “Punch in the Face”, From Beer To Eternity pulls no punches, sounding at once familiar, yet completely fresh and inspired. Imagine the best bits in Ministry’s career – all distilled into one release. It’s like a filet mignon with all the fat trimmed away.

All New Music Releases September 17, 2013

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