New music releases, 6th October 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 6th October 2014:

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Witch Mountain, Mobile of Angels

Steve Nicks, 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault
Johnny Marr, Playland
Hozier, Hozier
Jackson Browne, Standing In The Breach
Sixx A.M., Modern Vintage
Weezer, Everything Will Be Alright In The End
Leonard Cohen, The Spirit of Radio Box Set
Bill Frisell, Guitar In The Space Age
Orange Goblin, Back From The Abyss
New Found Glory, Resurrection
Vashti Bunyan, Heartleap
Godflesh, A World Lit Only By Fire
The Hawklords, Censored
Winterfylleth, The Divination of Antiquity
Smashing Pumpkins, Adore (Deluxe Edition)
Sanctuary, The Year The Sun Died (Ltd Edition)
North Atlantic Oscillation, The Third Day

You can buy all of the above – and many more! – via the Skin Back Alley Music Store powered by Amazon.

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Sixx A.M. stream cover of Cars classic single, “Drive”

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Sixx A.M. have made their cover of The Cars’ classic single, “Drive”, available to stream.

The song is set to feature on the band’s new album, Modern Vintage, scheduled for release on the 6th of October via Eleven Seven Music.

Sixx A.M. singer James Michael says: “It took us three records to do a cover song, but I’m so glad that we waited. And I’m so glad we chose to do the one we did.”

Bassist Nikki Sixx says they toyed with doing a cover of Elvin Bishop’s “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” before settling on “Drive”.

Sixx adds: “One day I called Michael up and just sang the opening line to “Drive”, and he said, ‘That’s a Sixx AM song.’ I think it was an opportunity to cover a song that is so defined that you have to be very careful not to wreck it. That song is so loved by so many people, including us, that we really wanted to pay a real tribute to it, and I believe we have.”

“Drive” was originally a hit for The Cars in 1985.

The full tracklist for Modern Vintage is:

01. “Stars”
01. “Gotta Get It Right”
03. “Relief”
04. “Get Ya Some”
05. “Let’s Go”
06. “Drive”
07. “Give Me A Love”
08. “Hyperventilate”
09. “High On The Music”
10. “Miracle”
11. “Before It’s Over”

You can listen to Sixx A.M.’s version of “Drive” below:

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