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Weezer: OK Human

On January 29, 2021, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released “OK Human”, the fourteenth Weezer studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2020, and was produced by Jake Sinclair.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead vocals, piano
  • Brian Bell – piano, acoustic guitar, organ, backing vocals
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums, backing vocals
  • Tara Helen O’Connor – flute, piccolo
  • Keisuke Ikuma – English horn, oboe
  • Pavel Vinnitsky – clarinet, bass clarinet
  • Dan Shelly – bassoon
  • Erik Ralske – French horn
  • Anne Sharer – French horn
  • Tony Kadleck – trumpet
  • Ray Riccomini – trumpet
  • Ryan Keberle – trombone
  • Sasha Romero – trombone
  • Lisa Kim – concert master, violin
  • Peter Bahng – violin
  • Ann Lehmann – violin
  • Matt Lehmann – violin
  • Joanna Maurer – violin
  • Sharon Yamada – violin
  • Jung Sun Yoo – violin
  • Will Frampton – viola
  • Joel Noyes – viola
  • Michael Roth – viola
  • Becky Young – viola
  • Alan Stepansky – cello
  • Rob Mathes – arranger, horn conductor, string conductor, woodwind arrangement
  • Jonathan Allen – engineer
  • Perry Margouleff – engineer
  • Paul Pritchard – engineer
  • Suzy Shinn – engineer, vocal producer
  • Maureen Sickler – engineer
  • William Carroll – engineer
  • Zach Fisher – engineer
  • Brian Fombona – engineer
  • Rachel White – engineer
  • William Wittman – engineer
  • Karl Wingate – assistant engineer
  • Lazaro Zarate – assistant engineer
  • Andy Maxwell – assistant engineer
  • Branko Presley – assistant engineer
  • Lawton Burris – engineer assistant
  • John Sinclair – mixing
  • Pete Lyman – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks are written by Rivers Cuomo, except where noted.

  1. All My Favorite Songs – Rivers Cuomo, Ashley Gorley, Ben Johnson, Ilsey Juber
  2. Aloo Gobi
  3. Grapes of Wrath
  4. Numbers
  5. Playing My Piano
  6. Mirror Image
  7. Screens
  8. Bird with a Broken Wind
  9. Dead Roses
  10. Everything Happens for a Reason
  11. Here Comes the Rain
  12. La Brea Tar Pits

Baio: Dead Hand Control

On January 29, 2020, “Glassnote” label released “Dead Hand Control”, the third Baio (Chris Baio) studio album. It was recorded June 2018- January 2020, at “13 Studios” in London, “Heavy Duty Studios” in Burbank, “C+C Music Factory” in Los Angeles, and was produced by Chris Baio.

  • Chris Baio − vocals, bass, guitar, piano, engineer
  • George Hume – guitar
  • Robby Sinclair – drums
  • Ezra Koenig – backing vocals
  • Greta Morgan – backing vocals
  • Buzzy Lee – backing vocals
  • Jasmine Chen – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer
  • John Foyle – engineer
  • Lars Stalfors – mixing
  • Emily Lazar – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Chris Baio.

  1. Dead Hand Control
  2. Endless Me, Endlessly
  3. What Do You Say When I’m Not There
  4. Dead Hand
  5. Take it from Me
  6. Caisse Noire
  7. Never Never Never
  8. O.M.W.

Weezer: Same

On January 24, 2019, “Crush Music” and “Atlantic” labels released the self-titled, twelfth Weezer studio album (known as Teal Album). It was recorded in 2018, and was produced by Mark Rankin, Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell and Scott Shriner.

Personnel:

  • Rivers Cuomo – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, piano, keyboards
  • Brian Bell – lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Scott Shriner – bass, backing vocals
  • Patrick Wilson – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Mark Rankin – engineer, mixing
  • Jason Clark – engineer
  • Suzy Shinn – vocal engineer
  • Eric Boulanger – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Africa – David Paich, Jeff Porcaro
  2. Everybody Wants to Rule the World – Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes
  3. Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
  4. Take on Me – Magne Furuholmen, Morten Harket, Pål Waaktaar
  5. Happy Together – Alan Gordon, Garry Bonner
  6. Paranoid – Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osborne, Bill Ward
  7. Mr. Blue Sky – Jeff Lynne
  8. Np Scrubs – Kevin Briggs, Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, Lisa Lopes
  9. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  10. Stand by Me – Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: X: The Godless Void and Other Stories

On January 17, 2020, “Dine Alone” label released “X: The Godless Void and Other Stories”, the tenth …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Mosaic Sound Collective”, “Scary American”, ”The Henhouse Studio”, “The Library Studios” in Nashville, and was produced by Charles Godfrey and Conrad Keely.

Personnel:

  • Jason Reece – drums, guitar
  • Conrad Keely – vocals, guitar, artwork, design
  • Aaron Blount – guitar
  • Autry Fulbright II – bass guitar
  • Jamie Miller – drums, percussion
  • Krystal Morris – vocal, percussion
  • Cully Symington – drums
  • Will Courtney – backing vocals
  • Charles Godfrey – recording
  • Rich Mendez – pre-production assistant
  • Peter Van ‘t Riet – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Jason Reece and Conrad Keely.

  1. The Opening Crescendo
  2. All Who Wander
  3. Something Like This
  4. Into the Godless Void
  5. Don’t Look Down
  6. Gone
  7. Children of the Sky
  8. Who Haunts the Haunter
  9. Eyes of the Overworld
  10. Gravity
  11. Blade of the Wind
  12. Through the Sunlit Door

Duster: Same

On December 13, 2019, “Muddguts Records” label released the self-titled, third Duster studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Low Earth Orbit” in San Jose, California, and was produced by Clay Parton, Canaan Dove Amber and Jason Albertini.

Personnel:

  • Clay Parton
  • Canaan Dove Amber
  • Jason Albertini

Track listing:

All tracks by Clay Parton, Dove Amber, Jason Albertini.

  1. Copernicus Crater
  2. I’m Lost
  3. Chocolate and Mint
  4. Summer Wat
  5. Lomo
  6. Damaged
  7. Letting Go
  8. Go Back
  9. Hoya Paranoia
  10. Ghoulish
  11. Ghost World
  12. The Thirteen

Dead Can Dance: Dionysus

On November 2, 2018, “PIAS Recordings” label released “Dionysus”, the ninth Dead Can Dance studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Ker Landelle Studios” in Brittany, France.

Personnel:

  • Brendan Perry – vocals, instrumentation, design, photography
  • Lisa Gerrard – vocals, instrumentation
  • Geoff Pesche – mastering
  • DLT – layout

Track listing:

All tracks by Brendan Perry and Lisa Gerrard.

  1. Act I – Sea Borne
  2. Act I – Liberator of Minds
  3. Act I – Dance of the Bacchantes
  4. Act II – The Mountain
  5. Act II – The Invocation
  6. Act II – The Forest
  7. Act II – Psychopomp

The War on Drugs: I Don’t Live Here Anymore

On October 29 2021, “Atlantic” label released “I Don’t Live Here Anymore” the fifth War on Drugs (The). It was recorded 2018 – 2021, at “Outlier Inn” in Woodridge, New York, “Studio G” in Brooklyn, “Electric Lady” in Manhattan, “Electro Vox”, “Sound City”, “Sunset Sound”, “East West” in Hollywood, and was produced by Adam Granduciel and Shawn Everett.

Personnel:

  • Adam Granduciel – vocals, acoustic and lead guitar, lead electric guitar, piano, Juno 106, celesta, electric guitar, synth guitar, bass, Juno 60, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, Kurzweil, Prophet 6, MPC, 808 drum programming, Korg K2, Walter Becker’s old bass, felt piano, harmonica, ARP Quartet, Mellotron, percussion, art direction
  • Robbie Bennett – piano, Prophet 12, Akai AX60, Oberheim OB-X, New Jersey electric guitar, Juno 60, Eventide piano, ARP Solina
  • Dave Hartley – bass, VP-330, Rickenbacker bass, electric guitar, OP-1, cover and gatefold photography
  • Charlie Hall – drums, percussion, prepared piano
  • Anthony LaMarca – drums, percussion, Hammond organ, electric vibes, acoustic, electric and pedal steel guitar
  • Jon Natchez – Prophet-6, baritone saxophone, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer
  • Michael Bloch – Mellotron, nylon AMS dub guitar, Ursa Major Telecaster, electric guitar, electric swamp guitar, lead electric guitar, lead electric raindrop guitar
  • James Elkington – lead acoustic and electric guitar
  • Lee Pardini – grand piano, piano
  • Daniel Clarke – Hammond organ, organ
  • Patrick Berkery – drums, percussion
  • Christopher Bear – drums, percussion
  • Matt Lowell – backing vocals
  • Lucius – vocals
  • Shawn Everett – recording, mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Steve Fallone – mastering assistant
  • Ivan Wayman – additional engineering
  • Nick Krill – additional engineering
  • Quarantine Cowboys – additional engineering
  • Rob Carmichael (SEEN) – art direction, design
  • Dominic East – art direction
  • Daniel Topete – additional studio photography
  • Dustin Condren – additional studio photography

Traclk listing:

All tracks by Adam Granduciel, except where noted.

  1. Living Proof
  2. Harmonia Dream – music by Adam Granduciel, Robbie Bennett
  3. Change – music by Adam Granduicel, Anthony LaMarca, Dave Hartley
  4. I Don’t Wanna Wait – music by Adam Granduciel, Anthgony LaMarca, Dave Hartley
  5. Victim
  6. I Don’t Live Here Anymore – music by Adam Granduciel, Robbie Bennett
  7. Old Skin
  8. Wasted
  9. Rings Around My Father’s Eyes
  10. Occasional Rain

Julia Holter: Aviary

On October 26, 2018, “Domino” label released “Aviary”, the fifth Julia Holter studio album. It was recorded in 2018, at “Band House Studios” and Julia Holter’s studio in Los Angeles, and was produced by Kenny Gilmore and Julia Holter.

Personnel:

  • Julia Holter – vocals, keyboards, arrangements, recording
  • Devin Hoff – double bass
  • Corey Fogel – percussion
  • Tashi Wada – synths, bagpipes
  • Sarah Belle Reid – trumpet
  • Dina Maccabee – vocals, violin, viola
  • Andrew Tholl – violin
  • Kenny Gilmore – recording, engineer, mixing
  • Connor Grant – additional bass recording 
  • David Ives – mastering
  • Dicky Bahto – artwork
  • Matthew Cooper – design
  • Cole M.G.N. – executive production

Track listing:

All tracks by Julia Holter, except where noted.

  1. Turn the Light On
  2. Whether
  3. Chaitius
  4. Voce Simul
  5. Everyday Is an Emergency
  6. Another Dream
  7. I Shall Love 2
  8. Underneath the Moon
  9. Colligere
  10. In Gardens’ Muteness
  11. I Would Rather See
  12. Les Jeux to You – Julia Holter, Devin Hoff
  13. Words I Heard
  14. I Shall Love 1
  15. Why Sad Song

Richard Ashcroft: Natural Rebel

On October 19, 2018, “Righteous Phonographic Association” and “BMG Rights Management” labels released “Natural Rebel”, the fifth Richard Ashcroft studio album. It was recorded 2017 – 2018, at “State of the Ark”, “The Bunker”, “Tileyard Studfios”, “Hoxa HQ”, and was produced by Jon Kelly, Emre Ramazanoglu and Richard Ashcroft.

Personnel:

  • Richard Ashcroft – vocal, guitar, keyboards, percussion
  • Steve Wyreman – guitar, bass
  • Ben Trigg – keyboards, strings
  • Jon Kelly – keyboards
  • Matt Johnson – keyboards
  • Steve Wyreman – keyboards
  • Damon Minchella – bass
  • Emre Ramazanoglu – drums, percussion
  • Dominic Glover, Nichol Thomson, Jim Hunt – brass
  • Olli Kraus – strings, strings arrangements
  • Bruce White, Charis Jenson, Everton Nelson, Galya Bisengalieva, Gemma Dunne, Katie Wilkinson, Marianne Haynes, Richard George, Tom Pigott-Smith – strings
  • Andrea Grant, Lorraine Cato – backing vocals
  • Ben Trigg – strings arrangements
  • Dani Spragg, Liam Hebb – engineer assistant
  • Army of Few – design
  • Dean Chalkley – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Ashcroft.

  1. All My Dreams
  2. Birds Fly
  3. Surprised by the Joy
  4. That’s How Strong
  5. Born to Be Strangers
  6. That’s When I Feel It
  7. We All Bleed
  8. A Man in Motion
  9. Streets of Amsterdam
  10. Money Money

Jimmy Eat World: Surviving

On October 18, 2019, “RCA” and “Exotic Location Recordings” labels released “Surviving”, the tenth Jimmy Eat World studio album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, at “Unit 2”, “Chez JMJ”, “East West”, and was produced by Justin Meldal Johnsen, Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind.

Personnel:

  • Jim Adkins – lead vocals, guitar, engineer
  • Tom Linton – guitar, backing vocals
  • Rick Burch – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Zach Lind – drums, percussion
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen – keyboards, engineer
  • James King – saxophone
  • Davey Havok – backing vocals
  • Robin Vining – backing vocals
  • Rachel Haden – backing vocals
  • Mike Schuppan – engineer
  • Dave Schiffman – engineer
  • Ken Andrews – mixing
  • Dave Cooley – mastering
  • Nick Steinhardt – art direction
  • Ryan Sanders – art direction
  • Oliver Halfin – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Adkins, Rick Burch, Zach Lind and Tom Linton.

  1. Surviving
  2. Criminal Energy
  3. Delivery
  4. 555
  5. One Mil
  6. All the Way (Stay)
  7. Diamond
  8. Love Never
  9. Recommit
  10. Congratulations