New music releases, 22nd September 2014

Here are the new and notable music releases for this week, 22nd September 2014:

A Skeletal Domain - Cannibal Corpse
A Skeletal Domain, Cannibal Corpse

Condemned To Hope, Black Moth
Popular Problems, Leonard Cohen
Encyclopedia, The Drums
Dead Man’s Town: A Tribute To Born In The USA, Various artists
This Is All Yours, Alt-J
Different Shades Of Blue, Joe Bonamassa
Strut, Lenny Kravitz
The Apple Years Box Set, George Harrison
Sukierae, Tweedy
For The Journey, Threshold
Plain Spoken, John Mellencamp
Gary Clark Jr. Live, Gary Clark Jr
Sex In The Seventh Circle, Hang The Bastard
River (Remastered), Terry Reid
Live On The Sunset Strip, Pretty Boy Floyd
Leave Me Alone, Nick Oliveri’s Uncontrollable
Rites Of Perversion, Antropomorphia
Let It Ride, Dark Horse
Evilution, Wolfen
Monnos, Conan

You can buy all the above – and many more – via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Listen! The Drums reveal new single and announce new album

The Drums 2014

The Drums have announced that they will release their new album, Encyclopedia, this Autumn.

Encyclopedia is full of magic and surprise while maintaining a serious, more weighty tone throughout,” frontman Jonny Pierce said in interview with Spin. “We were feeling very angry, confused and alone when we made this album, and we wanted to be very honest this time around, even if being honest meant making some people uncomfortable. We’ve left the beach for higher ground, always searching for hope.”

The band, which now consists solely of founder members Pierce and Jacob Graham, played a short set on top of the Novotel Hotel in New York on the 16th of July, 24 hrs after debuting new song “Magic Mountain.”

“Playing outdoors, always makes us super nervous,” Pierce told NME before the set. “I don’t know why – especially playing on the rooftop of a hotel. It’s a really intimate set and everyone’s right in front of us. On top of that, this is our first time playing any of these songs, so it’s pressure upon pressure upon pressure.”

The full tracklisting for Encyclopedia is as follows:

“Magic Mountain”
“I Can’t Pretend”
“I Hope Times Doesn’t Change Him”
“Kiss Me Again”
“Let Me”
“Break My Heart”
“Face of God”
“U.S. National Park”
“Deep in My Heart”
“Bell Laboratories”
“There Is Nothing Left”
“Wild Geese”

You can listen to the first song from the album, “Magic Mountain”, below:


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Kings of Leon debut new material at Hyde Park gig

Kings of Leon debuted four brand new songs at their sell-out gig at Hyde Park last night (30th June.)

Playing to a capacity crowd of 60,000 people, the new songs had working titles including Immortals, Southbound and Radioactive.

Caleb Followill, frontman for the band, said: “”Since we saw you guys last we went and made a record. That’s what we put a lot of work into. Just yesterday some people at the record label got to hear a couple of songs from it. I don’t know if they want us to play a bunch of new songs but I think, ‘Fuck it’ – we’re gonna do it!”

Support came from 2010’s hottest new band The Drums and The Black Keys who drew their own sizeable audiences.