Look out for these albums released this week.
Narada Michael Walden Thunder 2013
The new release by drummer Narada Michael Walden (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jeff Beck, Tommy Bolin, Weather Report) features new songs that span rock, fusion, funk, and ballads, and represents the first worldwide official release by Walden on his new imprint, Tarpan Records. His twelfth solo release, Thunder 2013 was inspired by Narada’s recent two-year tour with the Jeff Beck Band.
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin Fly By Wire
The new album by the Missouri-based indie-pop trio, featuring drummer Phil Dickey, is available on CD, digitally, and on 180-gram “Coke-bottle-clear” vinyl with a gatefold jacket and collage-style pullout poster. It also comes in special limited-edition red/white vinyl (exclusively by mail-order), and on red cassette tape. The band is touring the U.S.in the fall with a Great Big Pile of Leaves and Army Navy.
The Dirtbombs Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey
The Detroit-based band’s newest is described as their “bubblegum” album. Rather than containing cover versions of ’70s bubblegum bands like Josie & the Pussycats, the Banana Splits, or the Archies, Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-Blooey features ten original tracks paying homage to the sound and style originally popularized in the late ’60s and early ’70s by producers like Kasenetz-Katz and Don Kirschner. The Dirtbombs’ double-drummer lineup features Ben Blackwell and Pat Pantano.
Sammy Hagar And Friends
The singer (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) has teamed with an array of rock and country artist-friends and bandmates past and present for his first-ever collaboration album. Guests include Kid Rock, Nancy Wilson, Toby Keith, Taj Mahal, Ronnie Dunn, Michael Anthony, Neal Schon, Joe Satriani, and drummers Chad Smith, Mickey Hart, David Lauser, Paul Revelli, and Denny Carmassi. Tracks include originals like “Not Going Down” (written for Hagar by Jay Buchanan of Rival Sons) as well as covers like Bob Seger’s “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man” and Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.” In addition to the ten-track standard edition of the album, fans will also have an opportunity to purchase a deluxe high-gloss Digipak CD/DVD package, which includes an exclusive bonus audio track, “Space Station #5,” recorded live at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert held on April 29, 2012, in San Francisco, as well as the Making Of… documentary.