In Stores Now 8/7


It’s a great week for local music. The latest from Olympia-via-Seattle artist Briana Marela is what KEXP Music Director Don Yates calls, “her strongest set to date of adventurous electro-pop. Co-produced by Juan Pieczanski and Ryan Heyner of Small Black, the album features a brighter, more dynamic and hook-filled sound on songs ranging from densely layered, beat-driven electro-pop to celestial dream-pop ballads.” Portland-bred band Guantanamo Baywatch unleash “an energetic blend of garage-rock, surf, and more.” Dale Crover, the drummer for Montesano, Washington band the Melvins, releases his debut solo LP, featuring himself on 90% of all instruments. And on their third LP, Olympia-based band Naomi Punk deliver “an adventurous set of sludgy, noise-addled post-punk ranging from hypnotic, off-kilter rock to more experimental ambient fare.”

Meanwhile, in other parts of the world… The official debut album from young Nashville artist Soccer Mommy (real name: Sophie Allison) is “a strong set of intimate indie-pop combining a warm, hazy sound with vulnerable lyrics and bittersweet melodies. The album combines newly recorded full-band versions of songs she previously recorded solo and released on Bandcamp along with some brand-new tunes.” Eagles of Death Metal share a live album recorded at the Olympia Hall in Paris in 2016 as part of their Nos Amis Tour¸ The show was particularly poignant as it marked the band’s first return to France since the 2015 concert at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris where gunmen opened fire on the crowd, leaving 89 dead. The new concert LP is dedicated to all those who lost their lives at the Bataclan.

Accept – “The Rise Of Chaos”
from The Rise of Chaos on Nuclear Blast

Black Grape – “Money Burns”
from Pop Voodoo on MCA / Universal

Brett Eldredge – “Love Someone”
from Brett Eldredge on Atlantic

Briana Marela – “Give Me Your Love”
from Call It Love on Jagjaguwar

Caroline Says – “Winter Is Cold”
from 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong on Western Vinyl Records

Coldplay – “All I Can Think About Is You”
from Kaleidoscope EP on Atlantic

Dale Crover – “Bad Move”
from The Fickle Finger of Fate on Joyful Noise

Dan Wilson – “Closing Time”
from Re-Covered on Big Deal Music

Dead Cross – “Seizure and Desist”
from Dead Cross on Ipecac

Def Leppard
from Hysteria [3-CD 30th Anniversary Edition] on Mercury

Eagles of Death Metal – “I Love You All The Time”
from I Love You All The Time: Live At The Olympia In Paris on UME

George Thorogood – “Party of One”
from Party of One on Rounder

Guantanamo Baywatch – “Video”
from Desert Center on Suicide Squeeze

Hard Working Americans – “We’re All In This Together”
from We’re All in This Together on Melvin / Thirty Tigers

Kenny Wayne Shepherd – “Lay It On Down”
from Lay It on Down on Concord

Lal & Mike Waterson – “Bright Phoebus”
from Bright Phoebus on Domino Recording Co.

Life on Venus – “Kingdom of the Day”
from Encounters on Shelflife

Marty Friedman – “Whiteworm”
from Wall Of Sound on Prosthetic Records

Mondo Cozmo – “Plastic Soul”
from Plastic Soul on Republic

Mystery Skulls – “Losing My Mind”
from One of Us on Warner Bros.

Naomi Punk – “Cookie”
from Yellow on Captured Tracks

Nick Heyward
from Woodland Echoes on Gladsome Hawk

Quiet Riot – “Wasted”
from Road Rage on Frontiers Music

Randy Newman – “The Great Debate”
from Dark Matter on Nonesuch

Soccer Mommy – “Allison”
from Collection on Fat Possum

Tyler Childers – “Whitehouse Road”
from Purgatory on Hickman Holler Records

Wage War – “Don’t Let Me Fade Away”
from Dead Weight on Fearless Records

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