Michael Rault - Its a New Day Tonight (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Michael Rault - Its a New Day Tonight (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Michael Rault - Its a New Day Tonight (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 35:26 minutes | 763 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The album kicks off with "I'll Be There", a full-on guitar assault accented by a rhythm section that does not quit. The title track, "New Day Tonight", is a mid-tempo reverie that's elevated by tremolo guitar and delicate strings. The title came to Michael one night when he was watching an interview of a hockey player after a loss. The player said, "It's a new day tonight, we've got to put the past behind us." Intrigued by the awkwardness of the statement Michael thought it would make a great album title, and shortly after wrote the eponymous tune, which describes a very positive nightlife experience that brings much needed relief from a day of depression. Michael's ability to extract inspiration from a mundane, albeit awkward statement is a testament to his craft. It's a New Day Tonight is a modern classic begging to be played loud with the windows rolled down.

Alina Amuri - Chasing Traces (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Alina Amuri - Chasing Traces (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Alina Amuri - Chasing Traces (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 30:56 minutes | 331 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Recorded in Hamburg, Zurich and Berlin, the album is a collaboration between Amuri and the Hamburg-based AmberYard production team as well as the songwriter, Walter Esposito. Born in Congo, Alina Amuri arrived in Switzerland at the age of two. She loved dancing even as a child, learnt to play the flute and joined the children’s choir of the Zurich Opera House. Later on, she became a sought-after backing vocalist, singing with outfits as diverse as Namusoke, afro-funkster Professor Wouassa, reggae group Kid Jango and the Scrucialists, and rapper Stereo Luchs. She also contributed some of her own tracks to a number of compilation albums before she recorded her full-length debut “Be One With Me” in 2015.

Thomas Quasthoff - Nice 'N' Easy (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Thomas Quasthoff - Nice 'N' Easy (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Thomas Quasthoff - Nice 'N' Easy (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 58:47 minutes | 655 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

One of the most admired Lieder and concert singers of his generation, Bass-Baritone Thomas Quasthoff returns to the studio with his first solo album since 2010. Thomas Quasthoff is approaching standards such as Nice and Easy or Cry Me A River with new arrangements by Jörg Achim Keller. The results: exciting new versions of familiar jazz-classics. This release finds the singer partnering again with German trumpeter Till Brönner - featuring a solo and his Trio Partners Frank Chastenier, Dieter Ilg and Wolfgang Haffner as well as the unique NDR Bigband - The Hamburg Radio Jazz Orchestra.

Gretchen Peters - Dancing with the Beast (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Gretchen Peters - Dancing with the Beast (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Gretchen Peters - Dancing with the Beast (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 49:59 minutes | 533 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Dancing with the Beast, the new album from Gretchen Peters, puts female characters at the fore, from teenage girls to old women. And intentionally so. With the 2017 Women's March and the #MeToo Movement as bookends to her writing time, Peters knew that a feminist perspective would be the critical core of the record. She admits, "You can trace the feminist DNA in my songwriting back to 'Independence Day' and probably before. The thing that 2017 did is just put it front and center." Though Peters doesn't consider herself a political writer, she is politically minded and, therefore, knew she had to address the 2016 election and all that has happened since… but in her own way.

Dave McMurray - Music Is Life (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Dave McMurray - Music Is Life (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Dave McMurray - Music Is Life (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 54:35 minutes | 682 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

On Dave McMurray’s Blue Note-debut, Music is Life, the Detroit native delivers a cohesive program of modern jazz that bristles with unalloyed soul. Joined by longtime collaborators Ibrahim Jones (bass), Ron Otis and Jeff Canady (drums), Music Is Life consists of 7 originals along with covers of songs by fellow Detroiters – George Clinton’s funk anthem “Atomic Dog” and the White Stripes’ rock hit “Seven Nation Army.” McMurray’s cemented his reputation for versatility by playing with a vast array of musicians including B.B. King, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Gladys Knight, Herbie Hancock and more.

TT - LoveLaws (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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TT - LoveLaws (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

TT - LoveLaws (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:36 minutes | 822 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Debut solo album from Theresa Wayman of Warpaint, addressing issues of motherhood, unconditional love, romance, loneliness & life as a touring musician. Includes 'Love Leaks' & 'Take One'.

Matthew Sweet - Tomorrow's Daughter (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Matthew Sweet - Tomorrow's Daughter (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Matthew Sweet - Tomorrow's Daughter (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 40:02 minutes | 488 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Matthew Sweet had a head start for his new album, Tomorrow's Daughter, whose opening track and first single "I Belong to You" is premiering below. Sweet wrote and did most of the recording for the dozen songs on the set, which comes out May 18, while making last year's expansive Tomorrow Forever. "It's really, like, a deeper dive into the sessions that made Tomorrow Forever," the Nebraska-based Sweet tells Billboard. "At the time I was finalizing that record I took all of these other songs I really liked and made it into this album. I didn't know if I'd get to release it right away or what, but I just liked the way they fell together." Sweet likens the project to the 1994 EP Son Of Altered Beast but notes that "this is more of a real record. It's a whole 12 songs that seemed to hold together and be their own fresh thing."

Family of the Year - Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime (2018) [Official Digital Download]

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Family of the Year - Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Family of the Year - Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 45:33 minutes | 517 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The album represents a turning point for the quartet as not just musicians, but friends as well. The last few years would prove simultaneously maddening, marvelous, and ultimately majestic for Family of the Year. Started by brothers Joe and Sebastian Keefe, the group made writing retreats to Mount Washington and Bear Valley Springs in order to craft the new music during 2016. However, pressure increased, communication eroded, a once defined creative identity became obscured, and Joe and Sebastian endured the passing of their mom. The turmoil led to a breakthrough for the bandmates. Reinvigorated and re-inspired, they rebuilt their friendships and finished writing and recording with a new creative clarity, going deeper than before.

Matt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Matt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Matt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 40:37 minutes | 856 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Matt Costa knows it's been a minute five years, in fact since his last album. But he was hardly dormant during the interim leading up to Santa Rosa Fangs, whose first single, "I Remember It Well," is premiering exclusively below. Costa filled the time with a variety of projects, including scoring the film Orange Sunshine and releasing some independent EPs. "I spent some time developing some more aspects of my craft," Costa tells Billboard, "studying different styles and learning things writing techniques, literary techniques all of that just to make things more impactful. And then everything came together within the last year and a half or so."

Ray LaMontagne - Part of the Light (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Ray LaMontagne - Part of the Light (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Ray LaMontagne - Part of the Light (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 45:58 minutes | 889 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

There was a time when Ray LaMontagne was viewed as the heir apparent to Van Morrison or Jeff Buckley. Part of the Light shakes up those assumptions as the New Hampshire singer/songwriter balances the quiet, loud, and ethereal. Ray’s voice ripples and expands like a pebble splash in a quiet lake, so the vocal echo on “It’s Always Been You” adds a haunting contrail. “As Black as Blood Is Blue” hints that LaMontagne has some Metallica cassettes stashed in his attic. Meanwhile, the ballads here are gorgeously lethal. “Let’s Make It Last” might be Ray’s best one yet, perfect for a wedding first dance. The track represents the album’s exquisite beauty and message: Slow down and appreciate what’s truly important.

Nedelle Torrisi - Only For You (2018)

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Nedelle Torrisi - Only For You (2018)

Nedelle Torrisi - Only For You (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 205 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 79 MB | 00:34:23
Indie Pop | Label: Frenchkiss Records

Only For You will be released on May 18 via Frenchkiss Records and marks her first LP for the label. It is the follow up to 2015’s Advice From Paradise and was co-produced by Torrisi and Billy Uomo (Babes) who also played and programmed drums. Jeremy Gara of Arcade Fire lent his skills to Only For You, along with many other talented L.A.-based musicians. “Good Love” was produced by the band Inc., Kenny Gilmore (Ariel Pink) produced “Show Me Your Face” and “Vision of Love.” David Greenbaum (Beck) and Gilmore mixed the album.

Ziggy Marley - Rebellion Rises (2018)

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Ziggy Marley - Rebellion Rises (2018)

Ziggy Marley - Rebellion Rises (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 242 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 81 MB | 00:35:13
Reggae | Label: V2 Records Benelux

7th solo studio album from the 8 x Grammy winning artist, reggae icon, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist Ziggy Marley! Politically motivated, message driven, stand up, speak out and think about your future, your world and the lives of others.""The rebellion begins in the mind, the melody, and the music,"" assures Ziggy. ""We are a conduit of that. The rebellion is consciousness. Now the consciousness starts spreading, we become aware and we rise."" No track embodies this message better than the album's title track and official first single ""Rebellion Rises."" A manifesto with a chant-like chorus, the song emboldens its listeners to use the power we all have as instruments of positive change around the world. Over the past three decades he has toured the world, playing thousands of shows in over 50 countries. The reggae icon has released 17 studio albums to date and first was exposed to music when sitting in with this father's band, Bob Marley and the Wailers, as a child.

Jan Roth - Kleinod (2018)

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Jan Roth - Kleinod (2018)

Jan Roth - Kleinod (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 147 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 71 MB | 00:31:00
Jazz | Label: Sinnbus

Jan Roth’s second album "Kleinod" will be released on May 2018. Four years after his gorgous debut "L.O.W." Roth delivers a real gem in the best sense of the word. Personally valuable, with light patina, various scratches, and one or two significant dents. Loaded with important stories and memories, with dignity and full of love, "Kleinod" has become a band album. The album of a band, however, whose members prefer to leave space for each other. Roth's unobtrusive piano unites the seven other instruments played on the album; but more as an underlying texture in the background. His "all-time-favourite" bass player Alex Binder, and the "amazing" drummer Maximilian Stadtfeld, lend hand to the songs, with their airy playing, helping set the tone for the rest of Roth's album.

The Ben Geyer Trio - The Acadian Orogeny (2018)

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The Ben Geyer Trio - The Acadian Orogeny (2018)

The Ben Geyer Trio - The Acadian Orogeny (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 239 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 96 MB | 00:41:34
Jazz | Label: The Ben Geyer Trio

The album’s five original pieces, originating between 2006 and 2014, create topographies of all sorts. Each constrains the musicians differently, sending us on different kinds of terrains. “Reminiscing” and “The Acadian Orogeny” are hikes: we create the vivid details of the landscape as we follow a predetermined path. “Movable Cogs” is a crawl through the daily grind until we break away, eventually returning home to find ourselves transformed.

Now Now - Saved (2018)

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Now Now - Saved (2018)

Now Now - Saved (2018)
WEB FLAC (Tracks) - 297 MB | Cover | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 105 MB | 00:45:40
Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Female Vocalists | Label: Lab Records

It’s been almost half a decade since the release of their critically acclaimed debut; Threads. In that time KC & Brad seem to have been mastering the art of polished production. Trading in their thrashing guitars and artistically sharp sound for plush synths and driven but mellow melodies, all the while holding on to the emotionally charged and all too relatable subject matters.