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CD Reviews:
New Music: Jeremiah Fraites, Lee Rocker, Bring Me the Horizon, Dead Daisies and more...

By Gary Graff
ggraff@medianewsgroup.com, @GraffonMusic on Twitte

Posted: Friday, January 22, 2021

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Checking out this week's new music releases...

Album of the Week: The Lumineers' Jeremiah Fraites reveals a set of instrumental compositions he's been working on for several years with "Piano Piano" (Dualtone), recorded quarantine-style in Italy, where he now resides, with friends contributing from other locations.

Album Title of the Week: Cub Scout Bowling Pins, "Heaven Beats Iowa" (GBV Inc.);

Did Ya Know?: The Australian-based rock "supergroup" collective Dead Daisies adds Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Trapeze, Black Country Communion) to the party for its fifth studio album, "Holy Ground" (SPV).

New & Noteworthy:

Bring Me the Horizon, "Post Human: Survival Horror" (RCA);

The Burnt Pines, "The Burnt Pines" (Adraela);

Steve Hackett, "Under a Mediterranean Sky" (InsideOut/Century Media);

The Head & the Heart, "Live From Pike Place Market (Amazon Original)" (Reprise);

Moon Taxi, "Silver Dream" (BMG);

Lee Rocker, "Gather Round" (Upright)

Also Out:

Jason Bieler and the Baron Von Bielski Orchestra, "Songs for the Apocalypse" (Frontiers);

Chris Garneau, "The Kind" (The Orchard);

Daemon Grey, "Follow Your Nightmares" (Out of Line);

EKTOMORF, "Reborn" (Napalm);

Flux Pavilion, ".wav" (Epitaph);

Kemp Harris, "Live at the Bird SF"

Mayer Hawthorne, "Rare Changes" (Big Bucks);

Lande Hekt, "Going to Hell" (Get Better);

Willie Jones, "Right Now" (Penthouse/Empire Nashville);

Kiwi Jr., "Cooler Returns" (Sub Pop);

Anna Elizebth Laube, "Anamania" (self-released);

Nicholas Lens and Nick Cave, "L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S." (Deutsche Grammophon);

Lonely the Brave, "The Hope List" (Easy Life);

Moonshine Booze, "Pandemonio" (self-released);

Justin Moses, "Fall Like Rain" (Mountain Fever);

Nervosa, "Perpetual Chaos" (Napalm);

Oberon Rose, "Holographic Blues" (ThouART);

Phantom Elite, "Titanium" (Frontiers);

Rhye, "Home" (Loma Vista/Concord);

TeenCreeps, "Forever" (PIAS);

Tenant From Zero, "Flight" (La Bella Figura);

Th1rt3en, "A Magnificent Day for an Exorcism" (Fat Beats);

TRZTN, "Royal Dagger Ballet" (Octopus Hotdog);

Wardruna, "Kvitravn" (Norse Music);

W.E.T. "Retransmission" (Frontiers);

From The Vaults:

Marc Almond, "The Stars WE Are (Expanded Edition)" (SFE/Cherry Red);

Cecilia Bartoli, "Queen of Baroque" (Decca);

Paul Butterfield's Better Days" (Live at Winterland Ballroom" (Wounded Bird);

Paul Butterfield Blues Band, "The Original Lost Elektra Sessions" (Wounded Bird);

Buzzcocks, "Late For the Train: Live and in Session 1989-2016" (Cherry Red);

Coffins, "Defilements" (Doom Infest);

Brian Eno, "Brian Eno -- Film Music 1975-2020" (Astralwerks);

Perry Farrell, "The Glitz-The Glamour" (Last Man Music);

Fleeting Joy, "Despondent Transponder" (self-released);

Fraternity, "Seasons of Change: The Complete Recordings 1970-1974" (Lemon/Cherry Red);

Richard Hell and the Voidoids, "Destiney Street Complete" (Omnivore);

Howlin' Wolf, "Big City Blues" (Soul Jam);

Nicolas King, "Act One: Celebrating 25 Years of Recordings" (Club44);

Ennio Morricone, "Morricone Segreto" (Decca);

Bob Mould, "Distortion: 1996-2007" (Demon Music Group);

Orbit Culture, "Nija (Expanded Edition)" (Seek and Strike);

Benjamin Orr, "The Lace" (Wounded Bird);

Jimmy Reed, "Jimmy Reed At Soul City"/"Sings the Best of the Blues" (Soul Jam);

Robin Trower, "The Complete Atlantic Recordings" (Wounded Bird);

Various Artists, "Somewhere Between: Mutant Pop, Electronic Minimalism & Shadow Sounds of Japan 1980-1988" (Light in the Attic)

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