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On June 21, 2019.

On June 21, 2019, “Prolifica Inc.” and “PIAS Recordings” labels released “False Alarm”, the fourth Two Door Cinema Club studio album. It was recorded in “The Garage” in Topanga, California, “RAK” in London, and was produced by Jacknife Lee.

Personnel:

  • Alex Trimble – vocals, guitars, keyboards, percussion
  • Sam Halliday – guitar
  • Kevin Baird – bass guitar, keyboards
  • Ben Thompson – drums
  • Jacknife Lee – keyboards, guitar, percussion, programming, mixing
  • Mokoomba
  • Open Mike Eagle
  • Matt Bishop – engineer
  • Dan Grech-Marguerat – mixing
  • John Davis – mastering
  • Will Parton – recording assistant

Track listing:

All tracks by Alex Trimble, Sam Halliday, Kevin Baird and Garrett “Jacknife” Lee.

  1. Once
  2. Talk
  3. Satisfaction Guaranteed
  4. So Many People
  5. Think
  6. Nice to See You
  7. Break
  8. Dirty Air
  9. Satellite
  10. Already Gone

On June 16, 2003.

On June 16, 2003, “Shrapnel” label released “Arachnophobiac”, the eight Michael Schenker Group studio album. It was recorded in 2003, at “Prairie Sun Recording Studio” in Cotati, California, “Field of Dreams Studios” in Las Vegas, and was produced by Mike Varney, Steve Fontano and Michael Schenker.

Personnel:

  • Chris Logan – vocals
  • Michael Schenker – guitars
  • Stuart Hamm – bass
  • Jeremy Colson – drums
  • Jeff Watson – lead guitar
  • Jeff Okolowicz – bass
  • Steve Fontano – engineer
  • Dave Stephens – design

Track listing:

 All lyrics by Chris Logan, all music by Michael Schenker

  1. Evermore
  2. Illusion
  3. Arachnophobiac
  4. Rock and Roll Believer
  5. Sands of Time
  6. Weathervane
  7. Over Now
  8. One World
  9. Break the Cycle
  10. Alive
  11. Fatal Strike

On June 11, 2021.

On June 11, 2021, “Stunvolume” label released “No Gods No Masters”, the seventh Garbage studio album. It was recorded 2020 – 2021, at “Red Razor” in Atwater Village, California, “Grungels Dead” in Silver Lake, California, and was produced by Billy Bush, Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig.

Personnel:

  • Shirley Manson – vocals, keyboards, cover photo, band photo
  • Duke Erikson – guitar, bass, piano, keyboards, percussion, backing vocals, band photo
  • Steve Marker – bass, drum programming, drums, guitar, humming, keyboards, programming, backing vocals, band photo
  • Butch Vig – drums, guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, band photo
  • Marissa Paternoster – vocals, guitar
  • Chris Wagoner – accordion, violin
  • John Doe – bass, guitar
  • Justin Meldal -Johnson – bass
  • Eric Avery – bass
  • Daniel Shulman – bass
  • Michael Abbate – bass
  • Jarrett Dougherty – drums
  • Brody Dalle – vocals
  • Brian Aubert – vocals
  • Christine Cervenka – vocals
  • Billy Bush – mixing, engineer
  • Heba Kadry – mastering
  • Joe LaPorta – mastering
  • Brendan Dekora – mastering
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Mike Fasano – mastering, instrument technician
  • Ryan Corey – art direction, design

Track listing:

All tracks by Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, and Butch Vig, except where noted.

  1. The Men Who Rule the World
  2. The Creeps
  3. Uncomfortably Me
  4. Wolfes
  5. Anonymous XXX
  6. Waiting for God
  7. Godhead
  8. A Woman Destroyed
  9. Flipping the Bird
  10. No Gods No Masters
  11. This City Will Kill You

On May 30, 1995.

On May 30, 1995, “RCA” label released “What’s Inside”, the fourteenth Joan Armatrading studio album. It was recorded 1994 -1995, at “A&M Recording Studios” in Hollywood, “Abbey Road Studios” in London, “Plant Recording Studios” in Sausalito, California, “Kiva Recording Studios” in Memphis. Tennessee, and was produced by Joan Armatrading and David Tickle.

Personnel:

  • Joan Armatrading – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, e-bow guitar, arrangements
  • Hojah Farah – acoustic guitar
  • B. J. Cole – slide guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes – keyboards
  • Benmont Tench – keyboards
  • Todd Cochran – keyboards
  • Peter Robinson – keyboards
  • Tony Levin – bass
  • Darryl Jones – bass
  • Manu Katché – drums
  • Alex Acuña – percussion
  • Memphis Horns – horns
  • The London Metropolitan Orchestra – strings
  • Kronos Quartet – strings
  • Boz Burrell – tin whistle
  • K. La – backing vocals
  • Ray Williams – backing vocals
  • Terry Evans – backing vocals
  • Willie Green, Jr. – backing vocals
  • Caroline Dale – arrangements, orchestration
  • Dana Brayton – arrangements
  • Wolfgang Amadeus – engineer
  • Malcolm Springer – engineer
  • Tom Luekens – engineer
  • Simon Rhodes – engineer
  • Chad Munsey – second engineer
  • David Tickle, Shelly Yakus – mixing
  • Andy Brown – musical director
  • Sherri Maxwell – design, illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Joan Armatrading.

  1. In Your Eyes
  2. Everyday Boy
  3. Merchant of Love
  4. Shapes and Sizes
  5. Back on the Road
  6. Lost The Love
  7. Songs
  8. Would You Like to Dance
  9. Recommend My Love
  10. Beyond The Blue
  11. Can’t Stop Loving You
  12. Shape of a Pony
  13. Trouble

On May 28 , 2007.

On May 28, 2007, “Proper” label released “Sweet Warrior”. the thirteenth Richard Thompson studio album. It was recorded October – December 2006, at “House of Blues Studio” in Encino, California, and was produced by Simon Tassano and Richard Thompson.

Personnel:

  • Richard Thompson – vocals, electric guitar, steel-string acoustic guitar, mandolin, accordion, tin whistle, autoharp, harmonium, hurdy-gurdy, electronic organ, handclaps
  • Michael Hays – rhythm guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
  • Danny Thompson – double bass
  • Taras Prodaniuk – electric bass guitar
  • Michael Jerome – drums, percussion
  • Sara Watkins – fiddle
  • Joe Sublett – tenor saxophone
  • Joe Buck – first violin
  • Al Michaels – second violin
  • Novi Ola – viola
  • Judith Owen – handclaps, backing vocals
  • Simon Tassano – handclaps
  • Chris Kasych – handclaps
  • Doug Tyo – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer assistant
  • Simon Tassano – mixing
  • Jim Wilson – mastering

Track listing:

All tracks by Richard Thompson:

  1. Needle and Thread
  2. I’ll Never Give It Up
  3. Take Care the Road You Choose
  4. Mr. Stupid
  5. Dad’s Gonna Kill Me
  6. Poppy-Red
  7. Bad Monkey
  8. Francesca
  9. Too Late to Come Fishing
  10. Sneaky Boy
  11. She Sang Angels to Rest
  12. Johnny’s Far Away
  13. Guns Are the Tongues
  14. Sunset Song

On May 20, 2020.

On May 20, 2020, “Polyvinyl Record Co.” label released “No Dream”, the fourth Jeff Rosenstock album. It was recorded in February 2020, at “The Atomic Garden Recording Studios”, in Oakland, California, and was produced by “Grammy Jack” Shirley.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Rosenstock – lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, mixing
  • Mike Huguenor – vocals, guitars
  • Dan Potthast – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • John DeDomenici – bass
  • Kevin Higuchi – drums
  • Chris Farren – vocals, keyboards
  • Bob Vielma – trombone
  • Laura Stevenson – vocals
  • Lauren Brief – vocals and backing vocals, claps
  • Gilbert Armendariz – backing vocals
  • Angelina Banda – claps, backing vocals
  • Sim Castro – claps, backing vocals
  • Laura Hammond – claps, backing vocals
  • Neil Sharma – claps, backing vocals
  • Jack Shirley – recording, engineer, mixing, mastering
  • Ben Levin – illustrations
  • Hiro Tanaka – photography

Track listing:

  1. No Time
  2. Nikes (Alt)
  3. Scram
  4. NO DREAM
  5. State Line
  6. fame
  7. Leave It in the Sun
  8. The Beauty of Breathing
  9. Old Crap
  10. BNB
  11. Monday at the Beach
  12. Honeymoon Ashtray
  13. Ohio Tpke

On May 18, 2007.

On May 18, 2007, “Inside Out Music” label released “Quantum”, the third Planet X studio album. It was recorded 2006 – 2007, at “Beachwood Manor Studios” in Burbank, California, and was produced by Brett Garsed, Derek Sherinian and Virgil Donati.

Personnel:

  • Brett Garsed – guitar
  • Derek Sherinian – keyboard
  • Virgil Donati – drums, orchestration
  • Allan Holdsworth – additional guitar solos
  • Jimmy Johnson – bass
  • Rufus Philpot – bass
  • Matt Flinker – engineer
  • Jamie Black – engineer
  • Steve Scanlon – mixing, mastering
  • Simon Phillips – mixing

Track listing:

All tracks by Virgil Donati, except where noted.

  1. Alien Hip Hop
  2. Desert Girl
  3. Matrix Gate
  4. The Thinking Stone
  5. Space Foam – Derek Sherinian, Virgil Donati, Rufus Philpot
  6. Poland
  7. Snuff
  8. Kingdom of Dreams
  9. Quantum Factor

On May 3, 2019.

On May 3, 2019, “Columbia” label released “Father of the Bride”, the fourth Vampire Weekend studio album. It was recorded January 2016 – August 2018, at “Effie Street” in  Silverlake, California, “Vox” in Hollywood, “Sony” in Akasaka, Minato, Japan, and was produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, DJ Dahi and Rostam Batmanglij.

Personnel:

  • Ezra Koenig – lead vocals, guitars, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – 12-string acoustic guitar
  • Tommy King – piano
  • Buddy Ross – synthesizers, Wurlitzer, piano, strings, backing vocals 
  • Matt Chamberlain – drums
  • Greg Leisz – electric and pedal steel guitar
  • David Longstreth – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jake Longstreth – guitar
  • John Nixon – guitar
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – guitar
  •  Steve Lacy – lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Sam Gendel – saxophone
  • Serena McKinney – violins 
  • Danielle Haim – lead and backing vocals
  • Jude Law – lead vocals
  • Jenny Lewis – vocal sample
  • Ariel Rechtshaid – engineer, mixing
  • Buddy Ross – engineer, mixing
  • Shawn Everett – engineer, mixing
  • Rostam Batmanglij – engineer, mixing
  • Dalton Ricks – engineer
  • Nick Rowe – engineer
  • Chris Kasych – engineer
  • John DeBold – engineer
  • Hiroya Takayama – engineer
  • Takemasa Kosaka – engineer
  • Dave Schiffman – engineer
  • P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) – engineer
  • Michael Harris – engineer
  • Jude Law – engineer
  • Manny Marroquin – mixing
  • Chris Galland – mixing
  • Robin Florent – mixing assistant
  • Scott Desmarais – mixing assistant
  • Emily Lazar – mastering
  • Chris Allgood – mastering assistant
  • Nick Harwood – art direction
  • Primo Kahn – cover design
  • Public-Library – cover design
  • Brendan Ratzlaff – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ezra Koenig, except where noted.

  1. Hold You Now – Ezra Koenig, Hans Zimmer
  2. Harmony Hall
  3. Bambina
  4. This Life – Ezra Koenig, Makonnen Sheran, Mark Ronson
  5. Big Blue
  6. How Long? – Ezra Koenig, William Shelby, Stephen Shockley, Leon F. Silvers III
  7. Unbearably White
  8. Rich Man – Ezra Koenig, S. E. Rogie
  9. Married in a Gold Rush
  10. My Mistake – Ezra Koenig, Ludwig Göransson
  11. Sympathy – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  12. Sunflower
  13. Flower Moon – Ezra Koenig, Ariel Rechtshaid
  14. 2021 – Haruomi Hososno, Ezra Koenig
  15. We Belong Together – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
  16. Stranger
  17. Spring Snow – Ezra Koenig, BloodPop, Sam Gendel
  18. Jerusalem, New York, Berlin

In April 1984.

In April 1984, “SST” label released “Meat Puppets II”, the second Meat Puppets (The) studio album. It was recorded April – May 1983, at “Total Access” in Redondo Beach, California.

Personnel:

  • Curt Kirkwood – vocals, guitar, artwork
  • Cris Kirkwood – vocals, bass
  • Derrick Bostrom – drums
  • Spot – engineer
  • Neal Holliday – cover artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Curt Kirkwood, except where noted.

  1. Split Myself in Two
  2. Magic Toy Missing
  3. Lost
  4. Plateau
  5. Aurora Borealis
  6. We’re Here
  7. Climbing
  8. New Gods
  9. Oh, Me
  10. Lake of Fire
  11. I’m a Mindless Idiot
  12. The Whistling Song

In April 1981.

In April 1981, “Elektra” label released “Tender Togetherness”, album by Stanley Turrentine. It was recorded February – April 1981, at “Indigo Ranch” in Malibu, California, and was produced by Larry Dunn.

Personnel:

  • Stanley Turrentine – tenor saxophone
  • Philip Bailey – lead and backing vocals, percussion
  • Roland Bautista – guitars
  • Eduardo del Barrio – piano, electric piano, Fender Rhodes
  • Denzil Miller – piano, electric piano, clavinet, Fender Rhodes
  • Jeff Johnson – synthesizer
  • Tom Pigott Smith – synthesizer
  • Nathan East – bass guitar, electric guitar
  • Byron Miller – bass guitar
  • Leon “Ndugu” Chancler – drums, arranger
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion
  • Steven Dunn – percussion, drums, Moog bass, arranger
  • Fred White – percussion, drums
  • Ralph Johnson – percussion
  • Marlena Jeter – vocals
  • Dianne Reeves – vocals
  • Gwen Matthews – vocals
  • Lynn Davis – vocals, vocal arrangements
  • Don Myrick – alto saxophone
  • Andrew Woolfolk – tenor saxophone
  • Rahmlee Michael Davis – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Mike Harris – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • David Duke – French horn
  • Sidney Muldrow – French horn
  • Bill Reichenbach Jr. – bass trombone
  • Louis Satterfield – trombone
  • Roland Bautista – arranger
  • George del Barrio – conductor, string arrangements
  • Rahmlee Michael Davis – horn arrangements
  • Eduardo del Barrio – arranger
  • Larry Dunn – arranger, vocal arrangement
  • Mike Harris – horn arrangements
  • Don Myrick – horn arrangements
  • Louis Satterfield – horn arrangements
  • Denzil Miller – arranger, vocal arrangement

Track listing:

  1. Hermanos – Eddie del Barrio, Larry Dunn
  2. I’ll Give You My Love – Roland Bautista, Cavanaugh, Larry Dunn, Stanley Turrentine
  3. Tamarac – Larry Dunn, Steven Dunn
  4. After the Love Has Gone – Bill Champlin, David Foster, Jay Graydon
  5. Cherubim – Larry Dunn
  6. Only You and Me – Eddie del Barrio, Larry Dunn, Roxanne Seeman
  7. World Chimes – Larry Dunn
  8. Pure Love – Larry Dunn, Denzil Miller Jr., Stanley Turrentine
  9. Havin Fun with Mr. T – Chandler, Larry Dunn, Denzil Miller, Byron Miller