Goo Goo Dolls It's Christmas All Over Multi-platinum, four-time GRAMMY-nominated rock band Goo Goo Dolls are celebrating Christmas early this year with the release of their first-ever holiday record It’s Christmas All Over. Arriving October 30th, 2020 via Warner Records, the album is filled with cover renditions of iconic holiday songs such as “Let It Snow” and “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”, as well as two new originals that capture the warmth and nostalgia of classic Christmas favourites. Produced by frontman John Rzeznik in addition to the band’s longtime collaborators Brad Fernquist and Jimmy McGorman, the record was recorded during lockdown this year. On October 2nd, the band will debut “This Is Christmas”, the first official single from It’s Christmas All Over. Warner Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Billie Joe Armstrong No Fun Mondays The new solo album from the Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. A 14-song cover collection that sees him putting his spin on classics from the likes of John Lennon, Billy Bragg, Johnny Thunders and more. The No Fun Mondays series launched in March on Green Day’s YouTube channel. Like many musicians, Armstrong expected to spend much of this year on the road, touring in support of Green Day’s chart-topping February album, Father of All… However, once the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to put those plans on pause, Armstrong got busy with a different kind of work. "While we’ve all been in quarantine I’ve been reflecting on the things that matter the most in my life: family, friends, and, of course, music,” he says. “I figure if we have to spend this time in isolation at least we can be alone together." Warner Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Neil Young Return To Greendale Return to Greendale is the next installment in Neil Young’s Performance Series and features a concert (audio & on film) from the historic and unique 2003 tour supporting the release of the Neil Young with Crazy Horse album Greendale. On the 2003 tour, Neil Young and Crazy Horse were joined on stage by a large cast of singers and actors to perform the story Neil Young wrote about the small town of Greendale and how a dramatic event affects the people living there. The ten songs from the powerful original album are performed in sequence, with the cast speaking the sung words - adding to the intensity of the performance. The live album Return to Greendale is released on November 6 in several formats: Double vinyl, a 2 CD set, and a limited-edition deluxe box set that includes a Blu-ray of the full concert, a DVD of Inside Greendale (the making of the album documentary), 2 LPs and 2 CDs. The film of the ambitious live show captures the vibrancy of Neil Young and Crazy Horse on stage in a unique multi-media experience. It seamlessly blends together the live performance, the actors portraying each song, with the story occasionally enhanced by scenes from the Greendale - The Movie. Both the live concert film and the Inside Greendale documentary are directed by Bernard Shakey and produced by L. A. Johnson. Warner Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Linkin Park Hybrid Theory (20th Anniversary) Please note: the tracklisting is detailing the 4 LP set. The 20th Anniversary edition of the legendary and highly influential debut full length from Linkin Park. Released in October 2000, Linkin Park’s groundbreaking debut album Hybrid Theory is a melting pot of heavy alternative rock, hip-hop and electronic flourishes, and was instrumental in creating a new genre of music. Linkin Park inspired a generation of dedicated fans and influenced many bands who related to the intense and emotional musical style. 2 CD Set: - CD1: Original Album - CD2: B-Sides & Rarities 4 LP Set: - LP1: Original Album - LP2/3: Reanimation Album (Double LP) - LP4: B-sides & Rarities Super Deluxe Boxset: - LP1: Original Album - LP2/3: Reanimation Album (Double LP) - LP4: Hybrid Theory EP - CD1: Original Album - CD2: Reanimation - CD3: B-Side Rarities - CD4: LPU Rarities - CD5: Forgotten Demos - DVD1: Frat Party At The Pankake Festival - DVD2: Projekt Revolution 2002 - DVD3: The Fillmore 2001/Rock Am Ring 2001 - Cassette Single - Hardcover Book - Set of 3 Lithos - Poster - Replica Tour Laminate Warner Records CD | LP
Deftones Ohms Indies and high street retailers exclusive LP is on 'gold' coloured vinyl. The highly anticipated new album from the Grammy-Award winning, genre-defying Deftones, following on from 2016's acclaimed Gore. Recorded at Henson Studios and Trainwreck Studios, Ohms is an other-worldly body of work meticulously crafted by the 5 piece band. It is a magnificent tour de force and their first album in 4 years since the critically acclaimed Gore LP in 2016. The band, which includes Chino Moreno, Frank Delgado, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham, and Sergio Vega, has produced a dense LP with every member firing on all cylinders. The album also boasts a familiar collaborator in veteran producer and engineer Terry Date, who worked on 1995’s Adrenaline, 1997’s Around the Fur and 2000’s White Pony. All of the above assembles and sets the stage to deliver Ohms; 10 tracks of raw escapism and unparalleled grooves that have made Deftones' sound singular for over two decades. Warner Records CD | LP
Royal Blood Trouble's Coming The new 7" single from the excellent Kingston visitors Royal Blood, offering a glimpse into what to expect from their third album. ‘Trouble’s Coming’ concisely tees up what to expect from Royal Blood’s third album: a very organic infusion of their visceral hard rock sting with a disco-tinged rhythm that grooves rather than pummels. And as the duo started work on the project, which they largely produced themselves at The Church and Sleeper Sounds in London, the song proved to be the turning point in the creative process. As vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr explains: “It was the moment something started to click - where we started playing over those much more rigid dance beats. The breakthrough was realising that there was real common ground between that and what we’d done before. It’s that AC/DC aspect: where the quality that makes the riffs seem so cutting is because of that beat. Although on the surface we were stepping outside what we’d done before, it didn’t feel at all unnatural; it felt like we were returning to music we’d loved from the very beginning: Daft Punk, Justice, things that were really groove-orientated. It was all about the beat. It felt like familiar territory, but something we’d censored in ourselves.” Warner Records 7"
The Magic Gang Death Of The Party LP is on 'clear' vinyl. The second full length album from the acclaimed indie-slacker-poppers The Magic Gang, following on from their 2018 self-titled record. The quartet approached the album with two objectives in mind. They aimed to broaden the scope of their harmony-rich, melodically focused pop. And inspired by Lou Reed, Alex Turner and especially Jonathan Richman they wanted to take a more observational lyrical approach. The stories they tell reflect the experiences of many of their early-twentysomething contemporaries. They explore anxieties about money, relationships and the future, but also the fun moments that they use to escape from such issues. Two songs – Jack Kaye’s ‘Make A Sound’ and Kristian Smith’s title track – best encapsulate their flair for a narrative, with two radically different perspectives on a New Year’s Eve party. Meanwhile, the album closer ‘(The World) Outside My Door’ explores Jack’s guilt at writing music while the Extinction Rebellion protests were hitting the streets. The album also finds The Magic Gang evolving their sound without losing what people loved them for in the first place. There are elements of disco in ‘Take Back The Track’ and ‘Make A Sound’, ‘Gonna Bounce Back’ hits somewhere between slacker rock and post-punk, while the piano, strings and vocal harmonies on ‘I Am Sunshine’ recalls their love of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys. Warner Records CD | LP
Mastodon Medium Rarities A new 16-track compilation from the progressive-metallers Mastodon, featuring a range of covers, instrumentals, live tracks and more. Medium Rarities presents a bevy of classic covers, soundtrack contributions, instrumentals, B-sides, and live recordings on one complete package for the very first time. Among an eclectic array of covers, the musicians tackle A Commotion by Feist, A Spoonful Weighs A Ton by The Flaming Lips, and Orion by Metallica. It also features soundtrack cuts such as White Walker [Game of Thrones] and Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife [Aqua Teen Hunger Force]. Meanwhile, they get under the hood with instrumental versions of Asleep in the Deep, Toe To Toes, Jaguar God, and Halloween. Another new Mastodon track Rufus Lives will be included in the forthcoming Orion Pictures film Bill and Ted Face The Music. WARNER RECORDS CD | LP Pre-Order