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Avenged Sevenfolds new album, Life Is But A Dream is a timeless work of art that blurs genres. Best served as a whole and consumed en masse to truly appreciate its musical breadth and sonic depth, it marks their boldest statement and most revolutionary work to date. Written and recorded over the span of 4 years, it was produced by Joe Barresi and Avenged Sevenfold in Los Angeles and mixed by Andy Wallace in the Poconos, PA. Inspired by Albert Camus The Stranger, the album is a journey through an existential crisis; a very personal exploration into the meaning, purpose and value of human existence with the anxiety of death always looming. Immerse into this experience

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10 Year Anniversary Edition of Sturgill Simpson's debut albumHigh Top Mountain.The anniversary edition includes an "Old King Coal" blacked out album cover with a glossy embossedjacket, and is pressed on translucent black vinyl.Sturgill Simpson's authenticity stands out like an island of hope in a sea of tacky. Pure and uncompromising, devoid of gloss and fakery. High Top Mountains dozen instant classics evoke the sound of timeless country in its many guises and brings back the lyrical forthrightness and depth that permeated the music Simpson absorbed during his Kentucky childhood. Bonafide mountain hillbilly soul, as pure as you are going to find anywhere.

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Ltd. Edition glow in the dark transparent vinyl. Hailing from New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania, North Eastern U.S.A. Kings Never Die walk the line between positive, uplifting messages and dead serious subject matter. A musical and lyrical mix of hardcore, punk and metal with chat or sing along vocals. In the band's words, "We love making music together and this is what gets spit out". Comprised of members, Dylan Gadino (vocals) Dan Nastasi (guitar/add vocals) Danny Schuler (drums) Larry Nieroda (guitar) & Evan Ivkovich (bass). The original version of the band started working in late 2019 and released an EP "Raise A Glass" in early 2020 right before the covid pandemic, essentially shutting down the rest of it's 20',21' plans. Since the goal had always been to formally release a full-length album, the band used the down time to focus in on writing and recording. The band emerged with some new members and another EP "Good Times and The Bad" in 2022 as a taster while completing their upcoming "All The Rats" debut full length album.
Kings Never Die - All The Rats [Limited Edition Glow In The Dark LP]
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Alison Goldfrapp has set a towering bar for British synth-pop in the 21st century and shes only just getting started. The magnetic London-born singer, songwriter and producers seven albums with Goldfrapp were fuelled by an unfailing modernity and a sixth sense for sounds that were more timeless than any trend. With the release of her debut solo album The Love Inventionan electrifying dance-pop suiteher multi-faceted musicianship reaches a new peak.

The Love Invention marks Alisons reawakening as a dancefloor priestess, in an intoxicating showcase of the disco and house influences that have always been at the heart of her musical DNA. So Hard So Hot bottles the ephemeral joy of a dancefloor with its anthemic house beat, disco handclaps, and an exquisitely alluring vocal from Alison. The sense of uninhibited liberation courses through album highlights like In Electric Blue, a yearning synth-pop confection with a chorus as blissful as loves first butterflies. On Never Stop, she is flooded with the rush of an all-encompassing love over a buoyant, rubberised beat; the sublime synth-pop of Fever is an ode to the intoxicating majesty of the dancefloor, with a chorus that explodes as if setting off a glitter cannon.

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GRAMMY Award-winning trio, Nickel Creekmandolinist Chris Thile, violinist Sara Watkins and guitarist Sean Watkinswill release Celebrants, their first new album in nine years, March 24 via Thirty Tigers. Along with the album announcement comes the song, Strangers - Watch the band perform the song on YouTube.Of the song, Thile shares, This song is an exploration of the ostensibly rewarding but often awkward, even excruciating act of catching up with an old friend. Can the connection be reforged? Should it be?

Their fifth studio album, Celebrants marks a highly anticipated return for the beloved trio and explores the inherent dynamics of human connection. Across the 18 tracks, the trio addresses love, friendship and time with lyrics both poetic and plain-spoken, as they see bridges built, crossed, burned and rebuilt. Recorded at Nashvilles RCA Studio A, the album was produced by longtime collaborator Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Grace Potter, Weezer) and features Mike Elizondo on bass.

Of the project, the band reflects, This is a record about embracing the friction inherent in real human connection. We begin the record yearning for and pursuing harmonious connection. We end the record having realized that truly harmonious connection can only be achieved through the dissonance that weve spent our entire adult lives trying to avoid.

In celebration of the release, the band will perform three very special sold-out shows at Nashvilles historic Ryman Auditorium this spring on April 27, 28 and 29.

Together a sum of more than their staggering parts, Nickel Creek revolutionized bluegrass and folk in the early 2000s and ushered in a new era of what we now recognize as Americana music. In a 2020 retrospective entitled, The Year Folk Broke: How Nickel Creek Made Americana The New Indie Rock, NPR Music praised, 20 years ago this month, an album arrived that seemed to speak all these languages at once: unafraid to push the boundaries of its primary genre, and packing the musical chops to bring such an eclectic vision to life. Behind it were three musicians just barely old enough to vote and continued, That makes Nickel Creek and its unofficial debut a critical point along a storied timeline, one whose innovations offer countless connections between the genres origins and its future. Once dubbed progressive newgrassers, the three musicians now fit firmly within the ranks of Americana musichowever nebulous, layered and diverse that realm may be. They have only themselves to thank.

After meeting as young children and subsequently earning the respect of the bluegrass circuit for a decade, the trio signed with venerable label, Sugar Hill Records, in 2000 and quickly broke through with their Grammy-nominated, Alison Krauss-produced self-titled LP. Since that effort, the trio has released three more studio albums to date: 2002s This Side, which won Best Contemporary Folk Album at the 45th Grammy Awards, 2005s Why Should the Fire Die? and 2014s A Dotted Line.
Each member of Nickel Creek has also taken part in many outside projects over the years. Thile is a 2012 recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and served as the host of the American radio variety show Live from Here (formerly A Prairie Home Companion) from 2016 to 2020. He has also released collaborative albums with world-renowned musicians like Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Brad Mehldau and Stuart Duncan as well as six studio albums with his Grammy-winning band, Punch Brothers. Sean Watkins is a co-founder of Watkins Family Hour alongside Sara, who has released three albums and maintains a long-running collaborative show in Los Angeles. Sean has also released a string of solo albums, while Saras extracurricular projects include the aforementioned Watkins Family Hour, as well as the Grammy-winning roots trio, Im With Her, which she co-founded alongside Aoife ODonovan and Sarah Jarosz. Sara has released four studio albums and has contributed fiddle to recordings by artists like Phoebe Bridgers, the Killers and John Mayer.
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The time is now for Caroline Rose. Their last record, Superstar, was released on March 6, 2020. The record was critically acclaimed and positioned Rose as the next big breakthrough in music. Needless to say, the resulting pandemic grinded all momentum to a halt while at the same time throwing Roses personal life into turmoil. The result of that turmoil is the fuel that fired the creation of their latest album, The Art of Forgetting. With The Art of Forgetting, Rose took on the dual role of writer and producer. The album encapsulates the feeling of experiencing recent memories, having them turn into old ones and then ultimately forgetting those memories altogether. There is a romantic nature within the sonic landscape of this record. Tape effects and loops emulate the feeling of aging while the juxtaposition of modern acoustic-electronic textures, like lo-fi tape next to hi-fi granular synths result in some of their most mature and honest work to date.

Caroline Rose - The Art of Forgetting [Audiophile Collectors Edition Clear 2LP]
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Released in May 1972, Honky Chteau was the album that made Elton John a superstar and ushered in a new era for him.

Named after the residential studios outside Paris where the album was recorded, Honky Chteau bought a new level of simplicity and directness to Eltons music that had previously only been seen in glimpses. Shorn of the complexities and ornate orchestrations of his recent work, Honky Chateau seemed freewheeling and intimate. It was helped by Rocket Man, the record which became another of Eltons signature songs.

These special editions contain the original album, and on both vinyl and CD editions a newly created selection of outtakes from the sessions, produced from the original tapes by Matt Still, which highlight the warmth and humor of the sessions.

On CD only there are eight tracks from the album that were recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in 1972, all receiving their live debut, just a few days back in the UK after recording. Assembled with the customary care by Eltons catalog team, the album comes as a gatefold with an eight-page booklet with rare photos, memorabilia and an essay by co-curator and music writer Daryl Easlea, featuring interviews from those who were there.

Honky Chteau has been mastered at Lurssen in California, and the vinyl cut at Abbey Road.
Elton John - Honky Chateau: 50th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
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Last year BABYMETAL were sealed from the world after a successful 10-year journey. Earlier this year, THE OTHER ONE restoration project began to recover the BABYMETAL we never knew existed within a virtual world called the METALVERSE. The concept album releasing March 24, 2023 reveals the other side of the BABYMETAL story that no one knew existed. A total of 10 songs have been discovered within THE OTHER ONE restoration project, in which each song represents each theme of the 10 parallel worlds that seem to exist. Full length audio of each of the 10 songs will finally be revealed when fans get their hands on the album.

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If credibility were currency, FAKE NAMES wealth would be off thecharts. Composed of Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), Dennis Lyxzn (Refused, INVSN,The [International] Noise Conspiracy), Johnny Temple (Girls AgainstBoys, Soulside) and the newest member Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites ofSpring), the band is a veritable post-hardcore dream team.

However instead of rehashing the past, Expendables is a reinventionthat sees the band dialing back the distortion and leaning into themelodies. The result pairs their unparalleled pedigree with a popsensibility thats slightly unexpected and wholly satisfying. For our
last record [2019s FAKE NAMES]the general influences were 70s U.K.punk and power-pop; but it wound up with a little classic rock vibe aswell, like the Vibrators meets Aerosmith. We never saw that coming! ,Baker explains.

For Expendables the band enlisted producer Adam Atom Greenspan (IDLES, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Baker explains, The pop influences are alittle more out front on this one and the production really helps it shine. It sounds more direct, more urgent.Expendables is the latest exchange in a musical conversation that spans four decades. Baker aptly refers to the lineup of FAKE NAMESas a mutual admiration society and says that once the five members got in the same room together, it felt as if they had already been inthe band together for years.

Fake Names - Expendables [LP]
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Dear Reader,About a year or two ago, Naomi Yang (of Galaxie 500) reached out to meafter she rediscovered a video that we had made together in 2011, during themaking of Tramp, just before the albums release. It was for the song Serpents.The timing was uncanny, approaching the anniversary of Tramp. Thinkingabout my time in New York while in the bubble of Los Angeles and myhome. Thinking about how restless I was, and now settled down and stable.Thinking about how Aaron Dessner took a chance on me after I messagedhim with a fury of demos. He could see through the hiss and crappy vocalson my GarageBand demos, and that I had something to say. He gave me theconfidence to be loud and to scream my rage and feel founded and justifiedin my own pain. He gave me more tools to find catharsis in my work. I havecarried that with me ever since.

Being on the west coast the last two years, I look back on my communityin New York and am forever grateful. I had so many friends and peers stepup and help me unfold these demos. The album that it became. Doug Keithand Ben Lord from my original touring band, Logan Cole, Peter Silbermanfrom The Antlers, Jessica Larrabee from She Keeps Bees, Thomas Bartlett ofDoveman, Rob Moose of yMusic, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, Julianna Barwick,Zach Condon of Beirut, Matt Barrick (of the Walkmen), Clarice Jensen, BenLanz, Bryce Dessner, and Bryan Devendorf (of The National).

I had almost forgotten about a song titled "This Is Too Right" that didnt makeit onto the record. It was one of the first guitar riffs I had ever written andJenn Wasner sang on it with me. A song about not believing how good I had it,like the other shoe was about to drop. I hope everyone that helped make thisrecord and supported it, feel the love and admiration that I continue to holdfor all of you. I hope that in sharing this record again, with a new video andthis forgotten track, that new listeners are brought into this album and findmeaning and relevance in it today. All of the musicians on this album helpedmecome to life and perform in ways I never had before.

May these songs find you well. Sending all my love, Sharon.

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U2 Songs Of Surrender [4 LP Super Deluxe Collector's Boxset] New Vinyl: $124.98
Unknown Mortal Orchestra V [Legendary Edition 2LP] New Vinyl: $32.98
M83 Fantasy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Marble 2LP] New Vinyl: $39.98
Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park: 10th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Picture Disc- Zoetrope LP] New Vinyl: $35.98
Black Crowes Shake Your Money Maker: Live [2LP] New Vinyl: $35.98
All Time Low Tell Me I'm Alive New CD: $13.99
100 Gecs 10,000 gecs [Indie Exclusive limited Edition White LP] New Vinyl: $29.98
Dropkick Murphys Blackout: 20th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Translucent Red LP] New Vinyl: $25.98
Ghost Ceremony And Devotion [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Lemon 2LP] New Vinyl: $35.98
Jake Baldwin Misc. Items New CD: $12.98
Pierce The Veil A Flair For The Dramatic [LP] New Vinyl: $29.98
Stephen Sondheim, Sara Bareilles, Into The Woods 2022 Broadway Cast Into The Woods (2022 Broadway Cast Recording) [Apple Red 2LP] New Vinyl: $37.99
DJ Black Low Impumelelo [2LP] New Vinyl: $27.98
Now More Than Ever Creatrix [Coke Bottle Clear LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
The Band of Heathens Simple Things [Limited Edition Clear LP] New Vinyl: $25.98
Subhumans 29:29 Split Vision [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple LP] New Vinyl: $24.99
Subhumans EP-LP [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple LP] New Vinyl: $24.99
Subhumans Time Flies + Rats [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple LP] New Vinyl: $24.99
Kamelot The Awakening [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver 2LP] New Vinyl: $29.98
Ten Years After A Space In Time: 50th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Half-Speed Master LP] New Vinyl: $35.98
Drake / 21 Savage Her Loss New CD: $13.99
Frightened Rabbit Pedestrian Verse: 10th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
Drake Honestly, Nevermind New CD: $13.99
Julian Lage The Layers [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
The Offspring Smash [RSD Essential Milky Clear LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
Warren Zevon Life'll Kill Ya [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Smoking Skull LP] New Vinyl: $34.98
Mystic Cuts For Luck And Scars For Freedom [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Black Ice 2LP + Ruby Red 7in] New Vinyl: $59.99
The Flaming Lips Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell EP [Limited Edition Glow In The Dark Green Vinyl] New Vinyl: $24.98
The Flaming Lips Fight Test EP [Limited Edition Ruby Red Vinyl] New Vinyl: $24.98
The Cash Box Kings Oscar's Motel [Yellow LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Daddy Long Legs Street Sermons [Limited Edition Red LP] New Vinyl: $28.98
Lynn Miles Tumbleweedyworld New CD: $14.98
Doug Paisley Say What You Like [LP] New Vinyl: $26.98

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