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Music Releases 03-22-24
All My Friends [Opaque Yellow LP, Alternate Cover Image, Autographed Insert]
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LP pressed on Opaque Yellow vinyl and includes an autographed insert! The follow-up to Aoife O'Donovan's 3x Grammy nominated album, Age of Apathy, All My Friends is based around a collection of songs Aoife wrote, inspired by women’s suffrage and the passage of the 19th amendment. The music is expansive with orchestral arrangements, choral vocals and a variety of instruments that create a sonic soundscape beyond anything Aoife has done in the past. Special guests include Anaïs Mitchell, Sierra Hull, The Westerlies, The Knights and the San Francisco Girls Choir.  

Trail Of Flowers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Candyland LP]
$24.98  24.98
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One of the brightest young luminaries in roots music today, Sierra Ferrell brings a dose of beautifully strange magic to everything she touches. On her new album Trail Of Flowers, brought to life with producer Eddie Spear (Zach Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton) and additional production by Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dwight Yoakam, Gillian Welch) she expands her sound while deepening the urgency of her songs, often revealing a wealth of wisdom within her wildly imaginative storytelling.  

In Search Of The Antidote [Indie Exclusive Light Blue LP]
$29.99  29.99
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Fletcher - "In Search Of The Antidote" / Fletcher returns with sophomore album, In Search Of The Antidote, detailing the journey of finding the antidote in life and the many forms it can take. Through singles like "Eras Of Us," "Lead Me On" and more, Fletcher shares the different realizations, ego deaths, personal rebirths and more, that encompass what it means to be on a true soul search. She shows both the beauty and brutality of what it means to be a human being on an ever- evolving quest back to one's own heart. Indie Exclusive LP pressed on light blue vinyl with an art card included. Limited Edition.  

JPEG RAW [Indie Exclusive Bone Color 2 LP]
$44.98  44.98
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Gary Clark Jr.’s forthcoming album entitled JPEG RAW, his fourth studio release,
marks a grand step in his musical evolution…. A powerful and expansive artistic statement.

While retaining the deep and true resonance of his blues foundations and guitar virtuosity with subtlety yet conviction, he reaches well beyond this time.

The emphasis here is on song and studio craft without losing the rawness of his young legend. (Rolling Stone Magazine called him, The Chosen One).

The music is dense and adventurous with a more cohesive synthesis of his eclectic musical  palette.  Hip samples, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Boy Williamson decorate flourishes of African,  World Music, even Jazz while merging with blues , rock, R&B and rap; familiar areas he has ventured before, this time with more unity forging a fresh new style.  Clark’s lyrics are  pointed, deeply personal, outspoken and socially conscious with occasional forays into  rap and spoken word from Clark himself.  The sonics are immersive verging on modern groove-oriented psychedelia with hip-hop driven beats in verses giving way to anthemic choruses, rich with power-chording and wide fuzz riffage.

Songs like “Maktub”, “JPEG RAW”, “This Is Who We Are”, “Hyperwave” and the epic 10-minute Habits, break fresh ground defying categorization in the ever corporatized, predictable “alt” music world.  The co-written Stevie Wonder duet, “What About The Children” feels like an immediate classic that could have lived on Innervisions or Talking Book if not for Clark’s fuzzed out riff and hip-hop pocket.

Clark has always had swagger and sex in his sound and very dangerous hands when wielding 6 strings. JPEG RAW is all of that and breaks new ground that is both thrilling and inspiring on every level.

 

Tigers Blood [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tigers Blood Clear Red LP]
$26.98  26.98
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One of the hardest working singer-songwriters in the game is named Katie Crutchfield. She was born in Alabama, grew up near Waxahatchee Creek. Skipped town and struck out on her own as Waxahatchee. That was over a decade ago. Crutchfield says she never knew the road would lead her here, but after six critically acclaimed albums, she's never felt more confident in herself as an artist. While her sound has evolved from lo-fi folk to lush alt-tinged country, her voice has always remained the same. Honest and close, poetic with Southern lilting. Much like Carson McCullers's Mick Kelly, determined in her desires and convictions, ready to tell whoever will listen.

And after years of being sober and stable in Kansas City - after years of sacrificing herself to her work and the road - Crutchfield has arrived at her most potent songwriting yet. On her new album, Tigers Blood, Crutchfield emerges as a powerhouse - an ethnologist of the self - forever dedicated to revisiting her wins and losses. But now she's arriving at revelations and she ain't holding them back. Produced by Brad Cook, the album features MJ Lenderman, Phil Cook, and Spencer Tweedy.

 

Myths Of Fate [Limited Edition Blue/Black Splatter LP]
$33.98  33.98
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Symphonic metal vikings Leaves' Eyes have always played in a league of their own. Whoever saw one of their elaborate music videos or one of their spectacular live shows with breathtaking stage scenery, can vouch for that. With their new album "Myths of Fate" they are back stronger than ever with a new musical monument. You can expect captivating symphonic metal with ethereal melodies, powerful vocals, epic tales and rich instrumentation. On March 22, 2024 "Myths of Fate" will be released in several limited vinyl variations, as limited 2CD ear book, limited 2CD digipak and digital.  

New Blue Sun [Limited Edition 3LP]
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New Blue Sun is the continuation of discovery for me. My entire career has been fueled by this and it is the only thing that keeps me honest. This album is the most honest and interesting offering I can give today. I never could have imagined in high school, when I started rapping and doing music that I would be here right now playing wind instruments. Ha. This life ride always surprises me. I’m here for it.” — Andre 3000

This limited edition 3-LP vinyl is pressed on 180g black vinyl with fold out poster, printed inner sleeves and note from the artist.

 

Swansongs
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New York singer-songwriter Odetta Hartman's 2015 debut mini-LP 222 and 2018's Old Rockhounds Never Die, saw her touring her unique performance style - part Jack White rock and roll folk blues, part electronic experimentations - with the likes of Let's Eat Grandma, Cosmo Sheldrake and Skullcrusher. Odetta's long-awaited second album, Swansongs, showcases her strongest set of songs to date. Another fever dream of a record, it includes the experimental pop of "Goldilocks", the dramatic string lead "Dr No." and her radical re-working of the traditional "Motherless Child"; first made famous by her namesake Odetta. Equally inspired by AG Cook's Apple and New Orleans traditional jazz, the musical mixology of these songs spans various genres of folk, americana, pop, punk, soul, ambient and spiritual. Lyrically, it tenders the tension of two truths in opposition through it's inquisition of the interplay between fear and desire. Dichotomy is at the heart of this deep exploration into shadow work, mythological musings, healing frequencies, eclectic expressions, and the art of sculpted sound. Swansongs is a dynamic and powerful reflection of love and ambition; hopeful, energetic and at times chaotic but always captivating.  

Boom Boom Room (Side A) [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Bone + Transparent Purple w/Black + White Splatter 2LP]
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Indie Exclusive - New double LP pressing of Palaye Royale's debut album Boom Boom Room (Side A) on indie exclusive colorway, housed in a gatefold jacket with double sided lyric sheet and download card.  

Mother [2LP]
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“I felt so much love and inspiration entering into motherhood that I just needed to create something really powerful,” explains Samantha Poulter, the Berlin-based DJ and producer, who grew up in the Sydney suburbs and better known to fans as Logic1000. That vitality and renewed sense of purpose is captured on her debut album Mother. The 12-track set is a laser-focused “love letter to house music,” written in collaboration with her husband and long-time creative partner Thom McAlister.

 

All Now [LP]
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All Now emerges from a period of chaos for the band that was followed by a period of enforced quiet. The Staves released their third album, Good Woman, in February 2021; it was an album of love and loss, written during a disconcerting period of turmoil and pain. “There was a delayed reaction to trauma and these big changes out of your control,” says Jess of the period that came after Good Woman, as the band—like the rest of us—were forced to sit with their thoughts. 

The Staveley-Taylors were also still processing the death of their mother and other seismic changes: Emily took a backseat on this album (while still contributing vocals on a handful of tracks) to focus on motherhood, while Camilla reckoned with her own mental and physical health issues, including chronic pain and a series of operations due to endometriosis, which began to take an increasing toll.

Struggling after two years of deep solitude and pain following the release of Good Woman, The Staves did what they know how to do best: they got back to writing with the idea of going back to basics and focusing almost solely on each other and their guitars as a starting point.

It began with Jess, navigating this new landscape by harnessing her creativity on her own, at first in the studio in Hackney at the end of 2022, then slowly luring Camilla back to the next chapter of The Staves, before reaching out to Congleton, who the band had worked with on Good Woman.

 

Change The Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Mineral 2LP]
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Change The Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP]  

Collection 1 [RSD Essential Glow-In-The-Dark LP]
$32.99  32.99
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RSD Essential 055 - First time on colored vinyl! Exclusive Glow-In-The-Dark repressing of this 1986 collection from the Punk legends. The compilation is officially titled Misfits, but is commonly referred to as Collection I and was made up as the first half of a pair with the later release of the compilation album Collection II. It includes several versions of songs that are exclusive to this compilation.  

Pick A Dub [RSD Essential Black Ice 2LP]
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RSD Essential 058 - 50th Anniversary Pressing - This deluxe reissue includes a second album with 8 bonus tracks – ‘Pick A Vocal’. The original 1974 release of Keith Hudson's 'Pick A Dub' showcased the enduring strength and pivotal importance of the development of reggae music. Keith Hudson's complete mastery of the genre and the unqualified praise that followed its release was fully justified. The album's austere sonic qualities are awe inspiring, the superb rhythms are given full rein, unencumbered by extra effects and studio trickery. ‘Pick A Dub’ is as mesmerizing now as it was fifty years ago.  

Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt [RSD Essential Lemonade LP]
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RSD Essential 059 - 40th Anniversary Pressing - Arriving in 1984, Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt was recorded at Channel One and mixed by Sylvan Morris at Harry J Studio. Produced by the legendary Henry "Junjo" Lawes. There wasn't a weak number on this ten-song set and all backed by blistering riddims from the Roots Radics. The album's title track was a huge Jamaican and global hit.  

A Night At The Philharmonie Berlin [2CD/DVD]
$23.98  21.58
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Alphaville's greatest hits from their 40-year band history. Live from the Berlin Philharmonic Hall with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. Now as an exclusive package on DVD and double CD.

Alphaville & the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg present "A Night at the Philharmonie Berlin" - The greatest hits of the band live with a symphony orchestra! Available from October 13, 2023, as DVD + 2 CD edition. Experience Alphaville's legendary 80s anthems like "Big in Japan," "Sounds like a Melody," and "Forever Young" in an impressive live recording from the Berlin Philharmonie. Marian Gold leads through a captivating show that presents the band history of Alphaville over the last 40 years in a unique way. Enter the world of sound that quickly blurs the boundaries between synthesizer sound and symphony orchestra - an unforgettable sound experience that combines Marian Gold's extraordinary vocal abilities and the majestically powerful facet of the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.

 

Feel Worse [Limited Edition White LP]
$36.98  36.98
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London noise-rock quartet USA Nails have announced their upcoming album ‘Feel Worse’, out March 22nd 2024. It’s the first album on their new label One Little Independent Records (home to anarcho-punk bands old and new; Crass, Bad Breeding and more). The band have forged a considerable reputation since their formation in 2013 from their South London base, comprising of members of Kong, Future Of The Left, Death Pedals and Silent Front. ‘Feel Worse’ explores schadenfreude; the pleasure derived from another person's misfortune. With this, they use new material to attack austerity and UK authoritarianism, consumer culture (particularly the consumption of quick fix reality TV and hyper-capitalist agendas), youth culture and bullying, and more. They do so with their intense and unmistakable brand of abrasive, chaotic post-hardcore. There’s a raw and uncompromising energy to USA Nails, and ‘Feel Worse’ is their most powerful and vital album to date.
 
High-energy opener ‘Cathartic Entertainment’ is about the vulnerability and shame profited from by television studios, and the irresistible temptation we as viewers have to feel better about our own lives through the embarrassment of those on screen. “That’s what An Audience Of Love refers to” says co-frontman Steve Hodson, “Audiences loving the unease of others. It becomes an uneasy comedy in itself, and almost a cycle of parody. Infidelity and abuse normalised through public shaming almost. Similarly On Computer Screen is about Catfish, another concept that fascinated me. Both the catfished and catfisher would put themselves on global television, again both parties displaying their vulnerability to the world for entertainment purposes.” Elsewhere on their relentless sixth LP, they explore these themes closer to home. He continues “Feel Worse and Pack Of Dogs are about laddish culture and schoolyard bullying. As youngsters we jostle for social positioning and at times it’s at the expense of other people’s well-being. I used to say my teenage years were character building but on reflection I’d probably say they were character destroying, and those who made me feel so small through physical and emotional attacks probably don’t remember, hence the refrain ‘It’s just some words’. Maybe I should just “man up” a bit. There’s a parallel in all of this I guess, and in the fact that I wrote songs about my own experiences, some of them exposing my own vulnerabilities to an audience. Ok, maybe not to the extent of my references but hey, an audience none the less.”
 
Gareth Thomas, the other half of the bands co-writing duo, chimes in on ‘The Sun In The Sands’; “It’s a semi-fictional account of the estate where I live in South London and my feuding neighbours who LOVE to fight, and LOVE to make each other suffer. I recorded my vocals in my flat for this one and was a bit worried they might hear me shouting about them when I was doing it. The Sun in the Sands is the name of a roundabout just across town that I’ve heard on radio traffic reports since I was a kid. It always sounded quite mysterious and otherworldly to me, but I’ve been there as an adult and it’s sadly quite ordinary.”
 
They use tracks like ‘Networking Opportunity’ to unwaveringly call out bigotry; “Much of the world is presented to us as if it’s a meritocracy, when in actual fact, it’s all nepotism and prejudice. It’s so galling to listen to certain types of comedians, actors and musicians etc complain about how much easier it would be to be brown, or to be a woman, or be gay, when they’ve had by comparison the best of everything. Networking Opportunity is a daydream about watching awful people fail. Incidentally, I condensed the lyrics so much that it’s maybe ended up being the most literal interpretation of the overarching theme of the record.”
 
Thomas continues; “Beautiful Eyes! is about how we consume culture. Boxsets and Marvel movies have people locked in for hours, but similarly, TikTok and memes facilitate cultural consumption in ever smaller fragments. It’s the latter that I’m more interested in. Technology has democratised comedy to some extent, and I’m fascinated by how many creators of memes and other digital content don’t seek copyright or credit for their work.” Album closer ‘I Love It When You Succeed’ adds contrast by inverting the theme and ending on something of a high. Thomas says “It’s the first song we’ve ever done where I’ve written the lyrics but Steven has recorded them. I couldn’t get them to sound right in my voice, but thankfully Steve nailed it. This number takes the theme of the album and flips it upside down. I have so many amazing friends who are out there, doing things, achieving things, and I love it. I get pleasure from their pleasure. I’m intensely jealous too though, don’t get me wrong.”

These tracks are critical and unrelenting, conveying their message amidst an auditory assault of crushing distortion, that adds a palpable weight to the material. ‘Feel Worse’ represents anger as a great motivator, there’s a purging within fury of its delivery. USA Nails astutely scold the culture of divisive, toxic political rhetoric, and working people being turned on each other as a distraction tactic. In the last few years, USA Nails have toured with Sub-Pop’s Metz and UK noise-rock legends Mclusky. They have completed numerous US and European headline stints, as well as supporting the likes of Future Of The Left, Mission Of Burma, No Age, Cocaine Piss, Viagra Boys, Hey Colossus and Unsane.
 

Something in the Room She Moves [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Calder Red 2LP]
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"Recent years brought about for Julia Holter an existential focus on human connection, amid the staggering change that came with the death of loved ones (including her young nephew, to whom the album is dedicated) and the birth of her daughter. On Something in the Room She Moves, Holter vividly processes the complexity, gravity, and awe of this confluence of experience. She calls the music “sensual,” “flowing,” and “nocturnal”--a testament to how love, with all of its challenges, “reroutes neural pathways.” The cover art by Holter’s childhood friend, artist Christina Quarles, highlights the multiplicity of intimate connection: are the figures embracing or in battle?

The title Something in the Room She Moves came to Holter spontaneously as she was naming the Logic project file for an early demo. Coincidentally, a few months later, she found herself mesmerized by the eight-hour cinéma-vérité Beatles documentary Get Back in 2021. Her titular phrase flips the gaze of the Beatles lyrics (“Something in the way she moves…”); the woman is no longer passively observed, but actively augmenting space. Holter has loved the Beatles since childhood, but sees the title less as a tribute than as a semi-surreal bit of automatic writing from her subconscious.

After a string of dream pop albums that established her searching voice in independent music—from 2012 breakthrough Ekstasis to Loud City Song and Have You in My Wilderness—Holter released the thrillingly experimental Aviary in 2018. Since then, she has scored films like Never Rarely Sometimes Always, performed a commissioned live score for The Passion of Joan of Arc with the Chorus of Opera North, and collaborated with her partner, Tashi Wada, who plays on her new album. Something in the Room She Moves is a remarkable progression in Holter’s oeuvre, synthesizing her free, improvisatory energy with her signature eloquence."

 

Found Money [LP]
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Found Money is the new collaboration between looming luminary LXVNDR and long term veteran Tachichi, both highlights of the Halifax hip hop scene. The album is an eclectic mix of sounds, including throwback boom bap, slow jams, horrorcore, club bangers, and even a touch of reggae.  LXVNDR and Tachichi bring along Jay’Mila, Paollo, Cee!!!!!!!!!, and Ghettosocks to share in the dope bars and flow flexing. Found Money is a hot, hit-heavy album that will reward repeat plays.

 

The Album [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black/White Splatter 2 LP]
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Bright & Black is metal music and orchestral music, two worlds existing in parallel, now clashing together by having metal writers compose directly for the orchestra. Performed by the Baltic Sea Philharmonic conducted by Kristjan Järvi with soloist Eicca Toppinen. Written by Eicca Toppinen (Apocalyptica), Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth), Erik Danielsson (Watain), Nico Elgstrand (Entombed AD), Tomas Haake/Dick Lövgren (Meshuggah) and more. Recorded in fall 2022 in Estonia. World tour in 2024. Indie Exclusive Black/White Splatter 2 LP with signed artist photo included. Limited Edition.  

Murder By Death -- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Limited Edition Translucent Clear LP]
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Murder by Death is a 1976 American comedy-mystery film directed by Robert Moore and written by Neil Simon. The whodunit spoof stars Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, and Maggie Smith, playing send-ups of well-known fictional sleuths like Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, and features a rare acting performance by author Truman Capote. This 180g pressing marks the first-ever vinyl edition of Dave Grusin’s score for the film, and comes in a tip-on jacket featuring cover art by Charles Addams.  

Plunge [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clearwater Blue LP]
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Plunge is Sam Evian's 4th studio album, and the debut on his new imprint Flying Cloud Recordings/Thirty Tigers set for release on March 22, 2024. Joined by his closest friends and collaborators (including Liam Kazar, Sean Mullins, El Kempner of Palehound and Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief), the album was tracked live to tape in the early winter months of 2023 over a 10-day period at his quaint Flying Cloud Recording studio tucked away in the Catskills Mountains. With a wide-open recording approach, the result is Evian’s best album to date: a cathartic rock record that melds power pop, iridescent guitar, raucous psychedelia, and Sam’s now sought-after grooves. The music is both fresh and familiar, sonically inspired by his penchant for early 70s production and creatively propelled by the free-spirited process depicted in the Beatles documentary Get Back, as well as his urge to let go. ““No-one knew the songs or what the plan was. We kept it loose and fun. This was the spirit of the sessions. No headphones, no playback, minimal overdubs, or bleed. Fast and loose” Evian remarks.

Lyrically, Plunge is heavier than previous records, touching on themes surrounding his family, from unearthing past traumas, to celebrating his parents’ creative influence on his life. “Relationships stalling, failing, coming back together,” says Evian.  It is an album about love. It’s an homage to true love finding its way home, even if it takes a bit of a beating along the way.

 

Jar of Flies [LP]
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Alice in Chains’ acclaimed Jar of Flies is being reissued in celebration of its 30th anniversary.  The EP made history as the first of its format to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its first week of sales.  Hit tracks like "No Excuses," "I Stay Away," and "Nutshell", extended the group's popularity.

 

Two Things At Once [Indie Exclusive Baby Pink LP]
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Louisville, KY’s Bendigo Fletcher unveil their second full-length album, Two Things At Once, on March 22, 2024 via Elektra.  Opening track “Upcountry Lemonade” ultimately sets the tone for "Two Things At Once. Breezy strumming washes over a steady beat punctuated by the wail of slide guitar as the lyrics paint an idyllic picture of picking up, leaving your old life behind, and embracing the future with eyes wide and hearts open. Against this sunny soundscape, lead vocalist/guitarist/banjo player Ryan Anderson promises, “I’m gone first thing tomorrow. Lips on the upcountry lemonade.”   The frontman fittingly dubbed it, “a self-liberation adventure about riding away on a motorcycle I’ll never have.”  Two Things At Once pulls together threads of folk, psychedelia, indie, alt-country, and rock into a pastiche of vibrant characters, vivid memories, and vital moments. It’s a recipe for 11 intoxicating and irresistible anthems earmarked by American Songbook-worthy storytelling and elevated songcraft. For the album, they notably reteamed with producer Ken Coomer [a founding member of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo], recording at Cartoon Moon Recording in Nashville and at Southern Grooves in Memphis joined by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang [Jason Isbell, John Prine, Margo Price].  Anderson sums up the spirit of Two Things At Once, “If I worry too much about the fact that anything can happen at any time, the pressure can be crippling—so it helps to try to sit and bear witness to all the examples of love and joy around me. Even in times of great pain there’s also some peace that needs to be found. There’s always more than meets the eye.”

 

TYLA [LP]
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Debut album from South African rising star who won the inaugural “Best African Performance” at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards.  Includes the platinum single “Water.”

 

Happy Family
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Junior Marvin is widely recognized as an all-time great reggae musician and Musical Director and guitarist of Bob Marley's iconic band, The Wailers. Junior's new album, Happy Family, will be released 2/16/24 and will coincide with the theatrical release of One Love, the Bob Marley Paramount biopic feature film on 2/14/24. In the film, the role of Junior is played by his real-life son, Davo, who is also a musical artist. The first single from Happy Family will be Junior's new recording of "One Love". Junior Marvin was born in Jamaica and grew up in London and met the late Tuff Gong icon on Valentine's Day in 1977 (ironically the same day the film will be released) who touted him as the "young Jimi Hendrix of London". Marley immediately asked Junior to join his band as lead guitarist and became one of Marley's closest friends up until his death. Junior's guitar playing was a huge influence on Marley, and his musicianship can be clearly heard on such seminal Marley tracks as "Could You Be Loved" (which Junior originally wrote and gave to Marley), "Waiting in Vain," "Buffalo Soldier," "The Heathen", "One Love" and "Jamming".  

No Better Time [EP]
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Austin-born singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Gossett makes a mark with his dusty instrumentation,
gravelly vocal delivery and emotionally vulnerable lyrics. His debut EP – No Better Time – is out now via Big Loud
Texas/Mercury Records. The project features his viral breakout hit “Coal,” which recently debuted on the Billboard
Hot 100 and peaked at #26 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart. The EP debuted at #7 on Billboard’s
Heatseekers Albums Chart and received critical acclaim from the New York Times, Billboard and Grammy.com.
Next up, Dylan embarks on his sold-out headline tour of the same name – “No Better Time Tour.” Available on 12"
vinyl.

 

Born
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Kenny Chesney - Born - Country CD

BORN offers much of what's made the 8x Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year the only country artist on Billboard's Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years for the last 15 years. As "Take Her Home," climbs the country radio charts, there's plenty more where the song of three moments that define taking a risk and finding a life came from.

 

Bright Future [Colored Vinyl] [Indie Exclusive]
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Mujeres Ya No Lloran [Clear Vinyl]
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Shakira - Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran - Latin Pop - 2 LP Vinyl

Global superstar Shakira's 12th studio album, `Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran', features 8 brand new songs and a remix in addition to 7 global smash hits, including "Te Felicito" with Rauw Alejandro, "Monotonía" with Ozuna, "TQG" with Karol G, "Acrostico", and the record-breaking viral collaboration with Bizarrap, "Music sessions vol. 53". The album is pressed on diamond clear vinyl.

 

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Music Releases 04-12-24
COWBOY CARTER [2 LP]
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Beyoncé - Cowboy Carter - Country Vinyl LP

 

Stick Season (We'll All Be Here Forever) [Black Ice 3 LP]
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Over the past year, GRAMMY Best New Artist-nominated Vermont singer & songwriter Noah Kahan has exploded from his New England roots into the global mainstream and has been touted as one of this year’s biggest and best new artists. The global sensation is back with an expanded version of Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever). The extended 3 LP set showcases 7 additional tracks from Kahan’s platinum-certified Stick Season album as well as his double platinum-certified, and first career Top 10 hit, “Stick Season,” and platinum-certified Top 40 hit “Dial Drunk.” Available on BLACK ICE colored vinyl.

 

Don't Forget Me [Indie Exclusive Evergreen Dogwood LP]
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Maggie Rogers - "Don't Forget Me"  

One Deep River [Indie Exclusive Baby Blue LP]
$55.98  49.99
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Strong [CD]
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With more than 1 billion streams as a solo artist and two back-to-back #1 singles, Tyler Hubbard's sophomore solo album, Strong, features 13 brand-new songs, including "Back Then Right Now," "Turn" and "Wish You Would."

 

The Fox [Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series LP]
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Harold Land’s hard bop album “The Fox” was originally released in 1960, with Contemporary Records reissuing it in ‘69. Featuring Harold Land (tenor sax), Dupree Bolton (trumpet), Elmo Hope (piano), Herbie Lewis (bass), Frank Butler (drums) it was produced by David Axelrod. This new edition, released as part of the Acoustic Sounds Series, features (AAA) lacquers cut from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP, and presented in a tip-on jacket.  

A public place [LP]
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The much-anticipated release is Helenor's first since their 2019 DIY debut LP 'Something Twice'. Since then, songwriter David DiAngelis expanded from a one-man bedroom pop project to a full band operation. Helenor's sound has expanded too, featuring multiple voices and collaborators such as Vishal Nayak (Nick Hakim, Hannah Cohen) and Josh Bonati (Beach Fossils, Mac Demarco).

 

Sun Without The Heat [LP]
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 On her new album Sun Without the Heat, McCalla brings more playfulness and joy than she has on previous records when she speaks to the concerns that have shaped her career, mainly including an ethos in which you must look back at lost and erased histories before you can embrace a forward vision of Afrofuturism and the importance of music making to heal and forge relationships across differences. Across Sun Without the Heat’s ten tracks, she achieves this with music that combines jazz, Haitian Twoubadou, American blues, folk and Brazilian Tropicalismo.

Born in New York City to Haitian emigrants and activists, McCalla possesses a stunning mastery of the cello, tenor banjo and guitar. A founding member of Our Native Daughters alongside Rhiannon Giddens, Amysthyst Kiah and Allison Russell and an alumna of Grammy award-winning band The Carolina Chocolate Drops, McCalla has also received considerable praise and attention for her solo works, including 2014’s Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes, which prompted the New York Times to rave that “her voice is disarmingly natural, and her settings are elegantly succinct” and 2022’s Breaking The Thermometer (4/5 review from The Guardian).

Lyrically on Sun Without the Heat, McCalla draws from the writings of Black feminist Afrofuturist thinkers Octavia Butler, Alexis Pauline Gumbs and Adrienne Maree Brown, among others, with frequent themes being grief, connection and motherhood. Like these authors, McCalla is thinking hard about collaboration as a means of creative expression, community thinking, personal salvation, and rectifying social injustice. “The stories we’ve been told about ourselves and the stories that we have to learn to undo the stories we’ve been told,” she explains.“Sometimes these are painful stories to tell. This is especially vivid in the title song, “Sun Without the Heat.””

 

Stellar Evolution [LP]
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Aaron Lee Tasjan, Nashville’s own synth-glam-rock-indie stalwart, has put the finishing touches on his new album Stellar Evolution due out on April 12th, 2024, a striking collection of hyper pop, indie rock, 80s synths and angular guitars. With his trademark sardonic wit, Aaron Lee shares poignant self observations and reflections on the world at large, that are a clarion call and safe space for anyone who has been made to feel other.

Whether it’s slacker rock anthem “The Drugs Did Me”, an autobiographical account of Aaron Lee’s journey to sobriety, new wave raver “Alien Space Queen,” which celebrates living outside the gender binary and Aaron Lee’s bi-sexuality and queer identity, or shimmering synth power ballad “Dylan Shades,” a celebration of those who carry their pain with love, Aaron Lee’s songs claim space and shine bright.

This is Aaron Lee’s most fully realized project to date, marking a culmination of Aaron Lee’s unique artistic voyage, from glam rock side person in the orbit of the New York Dolls and Lady Gaga, to breakout GRAMMY nominated Nashville singer-songwriter releasing a series of critically acclaimed albums, writing alongside some of Nashville’s established and emerging stars like Yola, Natalie Hemby and Mya Byrne, to now fully embracing his singular sound and making his most personal album to date. Fans Also Like: Beck, Father John Misty, Andrew Bird, Sufjan Stevens, Rufus Wainwright, Jenny Lewis, The Black Keys, Yola

 

Lifeless Birth [Violet Purple LP]
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Necrot continue their ascent to the forefront of American aural extremity, pushing the boundaries of style and continuing to recast metal in their image. Founded by bassist, vocalist and principal songwriter Luca Indrio and drummer Chad Gailey in 2011 – guitarist Sonny Reinhardt joined the next year – the Oakland, California, trio offer Lifeless Birth (in continued collaboration with Tankcrimes) as a culmination of their to-date efforts to encapsulate and push forward the deathly stylings of 2020’s Mortal and their 2017 debut, Blood Offerings. It’s not about giving up a ferocity that’s helped make them a household name among the converted. Instead, Necrot use that same, by-now-characteristic intensity as the backdrop for an expanded songwriting palette. They’ve always been a band who stood out. The maturity they show on Lifeless Birth confirms that’s been the plan all along. It is a vision of what metal can be and do in 2024, tearing down old barriers and keeping those traditional elements that make it stronger.
Recorded with Grammy-winning producer Greg Wilkinson (who has helmed all three Necrot albums) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Lifeless Birth pivots fluidly between technical intricacy, progressive poise and all-out brutality. Scouring lead work will have thrash heads nodding knowingly, and an overarching groove reaches out across the metal microgenres with a righteous call to worship. Its songs are memorable and varied, unpretentious but able to rear up with statelier violence. At the same time, “Drill the Skull,” “Cut the Cord,” “The Curse” and others prove that just because a song is beating you into the ground doesn’t mean it can’t also be forward-thinking. Or catchy.
After having their Mortal tour plans scuttled owing to the covid pandemic, family health issues that led Luca, who became a US citizen in 2016 and currently lives in Mexico, to return to Italy for a time canceled what would have been their first tour post-plague. Still, despite this and Chad suffering a broken back, requiring multiple surgeries and intense physical therapy to be able to drum again, period, Luca being struck with Bell’s Palsy the night before he was originally due to fly to the studio to record, and Sonny requiring multiple surgeries on his hands in the months since they finished, Necrot charge forward with material distinguished in its real-world point of view and willingness to look beyond extreme metal tropes in lyrics, the melodies of its guitar solos, and unbridled audience engagement. For a collection of songs that feel so much written for the stage, it should be no surprise tours early in 2024 and summer festivals are to be announced.
Mortal (2020, Tankcrimes) was #2 on Billboard's Top New Artist chart, #30 on the Top Current Albums chart, #4 on the Current Hard Music, and #10 on the Heatseeker Albums chart for week of release. Necrot have toured in North America, Europe, Australia and Japan, and shared the stage with Cannibal Corpse, Immolation, The Black Dahlia Murder, Suffocation, Morbid Angel, and hundreds of others. Expect no letup as Lifeless Birth brings Necrot all the more to their own place among metal’s superlatively aggressive proliferators. – JJ Koczan
 

La Gran Fuga / The Big Break [180g LP]
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Released in 1970, this is a masterpiece of salsa music. It crystalizes the Willie Colón/Héctor Lavoe aesthetic that the duo developed on previous albums. The songs reflect the duo’s views on life’s reckless joys and profound tragedies, like the nostalgic remembrance of Lavoe’s grandmother’s hilarious sayings on “Abuelita” and the swinging “Barrunto” which describes the sadness of heartbreak. Featuring (AAA) lacquers cut from the original master tapes, this reissue is pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

 

Liminal [Indie Exclusive Electric Blue & Violet Pinwheel LP]
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After nearly topping Billboard's Heatseekers & Alternative New Artist charts with their 2018 self-titled debut and critically praised follow-up 2021's "Aftermath," Chicago's red-hot rock band BELMONT has announced plans to release their eagerly anticipated third record, "Liminal," on April 12th with Pure Noise Records.
Commenting on the single's lyrical content, vocalist Taz Johnson says:
"Much like life, our thoughts are a series of never ending transitions with no start or finish, a cycle we never escape. Learn to find comfort in what never was, cuz it will always be.”
BELMONT's awaited third record, "Liminal," is a testament to the band's growth as musicians and continued quest to explore sonic realms beyond their signature style. Expanding on their early pop-punk roots, the three-piece blend and bend genres with fun yet complex experimentation and refined instrumentation. From anthemic pop-punk sing-alongs to electronic driven body movers, "Liminal," is a non-stop party made for high-fives and stage-dives.
While "Liminal's" sound is upbeat, the lyrics take on somewhat of a more poignant tone with stories of inner turmoil, rumination and emotional distress with hopeful narratives of acceptance, perseverance and mindfulness.
"'Liminal' as the title for our third record is meant to be an escape to a different world," Johnson says. "It’s a nostalgic longing for a place that doesn’t really exist, but you wish you were there."

 

I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY! [Standard LP]
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I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY! is the eagerly anticipated sophomore album from Norway born, and Oslo based singer-songwriter, girl in red. This 10-song album chronicles the artist’s last two and a half years with honesty and wit, and a willingness to play around with her music. With I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY!, girl in red is building her music into something “more ambitious, and more exciting, and more idea-driven.” Exploring themes like confidence, criticism, self-esteem, and vulnerability, girl in red produced the album with frequent collaborator Matias Tellez.

 

Ghost Stories [LP]
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After the resounding success of their 50th Anniversary celebration, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT is eagerly gearing up for an exciting new chapter in their storied career with the upcoming release of "Ghost Stories." This highly anticipated album marks a fitting finale to the recording legacy of one of Rock’s iconic musical attractions over the past 50 years.

In a thrilling partnership with Frontiers Music Srl, led by pioneering rock afficionado Serafino Perugino, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT is set to captivate fans with a collection of reimagined and completed songs that span from 1978-2016. These musical treasures, long considered the 'lost gems' by Blue Oyster Cult enthusiasts, will include the only known recorded performance of their concert classic “Kick out the Jams” (MC5 cover), making this album a true testament to the band's enduring creativity.

The original lineup members appear on "Ghost Stories," creating a musical journey that traverses decades. Work in the studio on the album was completed by Richie Castellano along with the remaining original members Eric Bloom and Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser. As BLUE ÖYSTER CULT embraces their 'classic rock' phenomenon status, the anticipation for this album is reaching a crescendo. Fans are eager to experience the culmination of the band's artistic vision and witness the completion of songs that have become part of their folklore and the band will also add some of the songs in their up and coming 2024 shows.

With a legacy spanning over five decades, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT continues to be a formidable force in the rock scene. The exciting partnership with Frontiers Music Srl and the visionary leadership of Serafino Perugino add an extra layer of anticipation to the release of "Ghost Stories." As the band bids farewell to their recording career, they do so with a flourish, offering fans a musical odyssey that is sure to leave a lasting imprint on rock history. A remarkable journey in rock history.

 

Papercuts [Indie Exclusive Black & Red Splatter]
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Papercuts is the first singles collection from innovative musical force Linkin Park. The career-spanning 20-track album compiles 18 essential anthems, plus the never-before-released track “Friendly Fire” recorded during the 2017 sessions for their seventh album One More Light and fan-favorite rarity “QWERTY”.

Linkin Park were inspired to thoughtfully curate Papercuts by their fans’ passionate reception of the 20th Anniversary Editions of Hybrid Theory in 2020 and Meteora last year. That enthusiasm led to this comprehensive retrospective of the band’s journey so far in the span of one album.

 

Yummy [Marbled Red LP]
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James will release Yummy, their 18th studio album, featuring the new single, "Is This Love." The 12-track album was produced by Leo Abrahams and mixed by Cenzo Townsend. Indie Exclusive 180G Marble Red LP. Limited Edition.

 

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Ohio Players [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Apple Red LP]
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Ohio Players is The Black Keys’ fourth album in five years, a momentum with a simple explanation, Auerbach says: “We never stopped recording.” There was his and Carney’s reunion, after a five-year hiatus, on 2019’s "Let’s Rock”, then the 2021 blast of Mississippi-hill-country covers, Delta Kream. A rapid-fire follow-up of new originals, 2022’s Dropout Boogie, featured the duo working with outside writers for the first time: Greg Cartwright of Memphis rockers Reigning Sound and Angelo Petraglia, who has worked with Kings of Leon and the teenage Taylor Swift. (Cartwright and Petraglia are back for Ohio Players too.)
“We'd never worked harder to make a record,” Dan Auerbach says. “It's never taken us this long to make an album. We took our time and did it right.”
 
“What we wanted to accomplish with this record was make something that was fun,” Patrick Carney says. “And something that most bands 20 years into their career don’t make, which is an approachable, fun record that is also cool.”
While making Ohio Players, a title inspired by the legendary Dayton, OH funk band of the same name, The Black Keys were also DJing dance parties in cities around the world that they called “record hangs,” spinning 45s from their own eclectic and growing collections. Mojo reports, “The spirit of those parties infused the album’s DNA. ‘That’s been the fun of it,’ [says] Auerbach. ‘Letting go a little bit.’” 

 

TORI. [LP]
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The two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-platinum artist returns with her first album on Epic Records, TORI.. The 15 track release features songs from her 2023 digital EP along with the hit single “high water” and much mor

 

Found Heaven (Blk) [Colored Vinyl] (Post) (Red) [Indie Exclusive]
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American Primitive [Green LP]
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The 13th studio album from Old 97’s arose from what vocalist/guitarist Rhett Miller refers to as a “de-evolution”. “As much as I want us to calm down and grow up, the songs that felt right for this record were mostly big and loud and brutal and dirty.”  

Produced by Tucker Martine and featuring appearances from Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) —American Primitive is gloriously rowdy, revealing a band more attuned than ever to the raw, reckless energy of timeless rock-and-roll

 

No One Gets Out Alive [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
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On her most ambitious album yet, No One Gets Out Alive, singer-songwriter Maggie Rose proves she’s a true original. Though the electrifying record is her fourth release, in many ways it feels like her first. No One Gets Out Alive is a knockout career game-changer. Filled with deeply intimate, relatable songs that showcase her masterful storytelling, the album showcases her soulful, powerful voice and pulls you in immediately. Unencumbered by genre, No One Gets Out Alive reflects Maggie’s varied influences including rock, soul, Americana, pop and folk, all colliding for a deeply satisfying listen. Maggie Rose inhabits her music and distills it into something all her own. With unflinching honesty, she does everything authentically and completely.

 

Only God Was Above Us [Indie Exclusive Alternative Cover]
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Only God Was Above Us is the new album from Vampire Weekend. Available on CD, and 2 Disc Vinyl.

 

Revelator [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice LP]
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Revelator is an album that speaks to “the grand sadness in life” — perennial Phosphorescent subject matter, by
Matthew Houck’s estimation. In some ways, Revelator extends seamlessly from the story begun by Muchacho and
continued by C’est La Vie. It finds Houck further mastering his unique blend of ragged, experiment-y classicism
intertwined with ethereal, lachrymose atmospherics. Across Revelator, Houck sings from a woozy, worn headspace,
but leads us to a place where dreams and reality mingle. Indie Exclusive Black Ice LP.

 

The Show: The Encore [Red & Gold 2 LP]
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After debuting atop the charts in numerous countries with his third album, The Show, Niall Horan returns with The Show: The Encore – a deluxe edition featuring nine bonus tracks. Horan collaborates with Lizzy McAlpine on a new version of “You Could Start A Cult” and teams up with John Legend to reimagine the album’s title track. The collection also includes new live recordings from the Electric Picnic festival and Spotify Studios, plus alternate versions from Niall’s Vevo Extended Play session.  

PENITH (The Dave Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sea Blue / Baby Blue 2LP]
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“DAVE” STAR & RAPPER LIL DICKY HAS COMPILED TRACKS FROM THE FIRST THREE SEASONS OF FX’S HIT SHOW “DAVE”   THE ALBUM WOULD SERVE AS A “DAVE” SOUNDTRACK BUT ALSO AS LIL DICKY’S FIRST OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE SINCE 2015’S “PROFESSIONAL RAPPER”, WHICH WAS CERTIFIED PLATINUM & HIT NO. 1 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP RAP ALBUMS CHART. THIS ALBUM ALSO FOLLOWS HIS 2018 MEGA HIT SONG “FREAKY FRIDAY” WHICH HAS AMASSED MORE THAN 2 BILLION STREAMS TO DATE, HIT NO. 1 ON THE OFFICIAL SINGLES CHART, AND IS CERTIFIED MULTI-PLATINUM IN MULTIPLE COUNTRIES.

 

Mantras [LP]
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Katie Pruitt is living proof of music’s power to transform the way we experience the world. With her sophomore album Mantras, mainly produced by Collin Pastore and Jake Finch (boygenius, Lucy Dacus), Pruitt looks inward to explore such matters as gender identity, self-compassion or the lack thereof, and the struggle for peace in times of chaos and uncertainty—ultimately arriving at a body of work that speaks to the strength in undoing harmful self-beliefs and fully living your truth.  

Ramona [Gold LP]
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Ramona is a work of raw truth rendered in its most beautiful form. Melbourne-based Grace Cummings traveled to Los Angeles to work with producer Jonathan Wilson (Angel Olsen, Father John Misty) and dreamed up a lavishly orchestrated sound that fully accommodates the depth and scope of her vocal prowess. With its visceral reflection on grief, self-destruction and emotional violence, Ramona brings a stunning new grandeur to Cummings’ music while refusing to soften or temper its humanity!

 

A LA SALA [Limited Edition Soleil LP]
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Khruangbin’s fourth studio album, A La Sala (“To the Room” inSpanish), is an exercise in returning in order to go further, anddoing so on your own terms. It continues the mystery and sanctitythat is the key to how bassist Laura Lee Ochoa, drummer Donald“DJ” Johnson, Jr. and guitarist Mark “Marko” Speer approach music.If 2020’s Mordechai, the last studio LP Khruangbin made withoutcollaborators, was a party record that enhanced the band’s musicalreputation far and wide, then A La Sala is the measured morningafter. It’s a gorgeously airy record completed only in the companyof the group’s longtime engineer Steve Christensen, with minimaloverdubs. It’s a window onto the bounties powering Khruangbin’svision, a reimagining and refueling for the long haul ahead. A LaSala scales Khruangbin down to scale up, a creative strategy withthe future in mind. 

The trio’s collective musical DNA, the years spent constructing itin Houston’s local-meets-global cultural stew, ensures the bandcontinues to sound like no one but itself. A cascade of crispmelodies emanates from Marko’s reverb-heavy electric, dancinggently around Laura Lee’s minimalist almost-dub bass triangles,while DJ’s drums serve as the tightened-up pocket and unwaveringdance-floor on which all this movement takes place. Yet there’s afreshness to A La Sala’s instrumental interactivity, less concernedwith getting further out than going deeper in, a profound desire tocelebrate the world’s external wonders. Where prior albums strivedtowards music’s polyglot edges, such inquiries now sound likebeloved intimacies. Here, Khruangbin’s sonic touch-points —whether spaghetti-western film scores (on “Fifteen Fifty-Three”),West African discos (on “Pon Pón”), G-funk fantasias (“TodavíaViva”), living room dancing moments (the first single, “A LoveInternational”), or even ambient found-sounds (on “Farolim deFelgueiras and throughout the album”) — are ingrainedcharacteristics. This is who they are! Unique and huge (andgrowing), ambitious and driven. 

Khruangbin’s aspirations and commitment to playful creativityeven extends to A La Sala’s vinyl packages, of which there will beseven distinctive covers and color-sets. Designed by the bandusing Marko’s multitude of travelog photos, the images arewindows from the band’s living room onto a set of daydreams,scenes of impossible skies, external glances that illuminate what isgoing on inside. Each cover image comes with a matching colorvinyl. These too are all about looking out and looking back, in orderto better look ahead.

 

In Our Hearts [LP]
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Italian composer Luca D’Alberto reveals the last chapter “Tomorrow” with the release of his new album “In our Hearts” : a chapter on hope symbolized by electronic influenced tracks.

 

Revenge Vol. 2 [LP]
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Welcome to the return of revenge! The second volume of the Revenge trilogy proves you can’t keep a good gorilla down, or one intent on violent vengeance either, for that matter. Over the cinematic production of The Dirty Sample, Ol’ Gorilla Bones weaves tall tales of blood soaked slayings of wack ass clown shoe rappers. Obviously, Revenge Vol. 2 is a collection of madness, a diary of the macabre, and a rare instance of a sequel as good as the first.

 

Easy Truths [LP]
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Kyle Kimbrell immediately brings to mind the likes of Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Jason Molina with Kimbrell’s high and lonesome vocals taking the spotlight. Indeed, this guitar-driven work of alt-country feels like it could have come from the genre’s golden era in the late 80s and early 90s while still brimming with the kind of modern touch that is sure to appeal to fans of fellow Alabama artist Jason Isbell.

 

Ultrasound [Limited Edition Red LP]
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Armed with an already extensive catalog of stunning music, Palace return their deeply personal, fourth studio album, Ultrasound. The record’s production sees the band reunited with Adam Jaffrey, eight years after working together on their debut album, and arrives off the back of Part I – When Everything Was Lost and Part II – Nightmares & Ice Cream, the band’s 2023 companion EPs. Indie Exclusive 180G Red LP. Limited Edition.

 

I Wish You Way More Than Luck [Indie Exclusive Onyx LP]
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Although its nine songs revolve entirely around a single unifying idea, of life and personality forged from the revelatory moments of lived experience, to describe Los Angeles band Lo Moon’s third outing, I Wish You Way More Than Luck, as a concept album wouldn’t be entirely correct. Sonically bold and ambitious, fiercely literate and imagistic, the songs dance around their theme, not so much playing from track to track, as flowing through peaks and troughs of fervent emotion. It’s the singular work of a group of musicians whose confidence and abilities have not only scaled the heights of their ambitions but outstripped them. Luck has little to do with it.

I Wish You Way More Than Luck is an album about leaving things behind—family, places, youth, relationships, time—and the traces that linger in the mind long after their physicality has receded. The infinitely transient. What is music, or songwriting, anyway, but memory married to emotion. Feeling sustained. Echoes of lives lived and lives imagined. An ethereal sense of self made tangible, by intangibles. Frequencies colliding. Until we are lost inside a moment. That moment is all. It defines us, and can inform us, if we let it. And we should.

 

MY LOVE Essential Collection [LP]
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Celine Dion’s MY LOVE Essential Collection honors the classic songs that transformed her career and inspired millions. Available for the first time on 2-LP black vinyl, the compilation consists of some of Celine’s biggest hits such as, the Oscar and Grammy-winning “My Heart Will Go On”, the international chart-topper "All By Myself" (her unforgettable interpretation of the groundbreaking Eric Carmen power ballad), "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" (Celine's first English-language single) as well as the Linda Perry-penned title track, “My Love”.

 

The Singles 1992-2003 [2 180g LP]
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No Doubt’s greatest hits album, The Singles 1992-2003, is now available for the first time on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl. Listen to all your favorite tracks from “Just a Girl,” to “Don’t Speak,” to “Hella Good,” now spinning on wax! 2 LP set featuring a 12-page booklet with lyrics, liner notes and photos.

 

Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta [CD]
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He transformed and redefined the sound of music in TV and films over a half-century, and now the Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning American composer and musical man-for-all-seasons Mike Post has realized his own creative challenge in Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta, a unique new recording from Sony Masterworks.

The album features a pair of original works by Post that combine the pure sounds of bluegrass (Message from the Mountains) and the blues (Echoes of the Delta) – joined by “dream teams” of soloists who are longtime friends and colleagues – with the expressive power and range of a full orchestra. Post’s musical signatures for The Rockford Files, The A-Team, Magnum P.I., NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues and other TV classics – not to mention the Law & Order family of dramas (including the landmark, two-note “stinger” effect he created) – are in the DNA of contemporary television culture.

In nine multifaceted movements, Message from the Mountains uses the sounds of bluegrass to celebrate the mingling of tradition and diverse cultural experience in American music. Collaborators in realizing the work are the soloists – Herb Pedersen (5-string banjo); Gabe Witcher (fiddle); Mike Witcher (dobro); Patrick Sauber (acoustic guitar/mandolin); and Amy Keys (orator).

 Echoes from the Delta reflects and explores the exuberant joy and the well of anguish that forged the blues in 14 short, expressive movements. Joining Post and the orchestra as soloists are Sonny Landreth (slide guitar); Eric Gales (electric guitar); Abe Laboriel Sr. (bass); Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums); Robert Turner (organ/piano); Jon O’Hara (keyboards); and Amy Keys (vocalist).

The way Mike Post firmly describes himself – “I am an American musician” – is as grateful and respectful as it is limitless in its compass and its ambition. Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta emerged as his own celebration of the American experience that made him who he is.

 

Super Mega Ultra [Indie Exclusive Electric Yellow LP]
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It’s been one hell of a wild ride for Wine Lips.
 
Originally formed in Toronto back in 2015 as a part-time project between Cam Hilborn (vox, songwriter, guitar) and drummer extraordinaire Aurora Evans, Wine Lips quickly escalated into a full-blown, full-time, full-on international phenomenon. Their debut album took them across North America followed immediately by an intensive and unexpected tour of Hong Kong and China in 2018. They released their massive “Stressor” album the very next year (2019) to rave reviews and massive critical acclaim. Multiple tracks from Stressor charted across North American and European radio, while several songs ended up being featured in broadcast and Netflix series. Endless touring ensued.
 
Then 2020 happened. The band used their mandatory downtime to fully dedicate themselves to crafting their groundbreaking third full-length “Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party” (recorded by Simon Larochette at The Sugar Shack). The record was released in October 2021 and then shit really hit the fan. The international music press lost their collective minds, penning over 250 glowing features and super positive reviews spanning 35+ countries. At the time of writing, the album is rapidly approaching 20 Million spins on Spotify alone. The vinyl release of MDSBP is currently in its 7th pressing with 9 different colour variants. The lead track “Eyes” has been licensed to a metric ton of films, series and video games including ABC’s The Rookie, Hockey Night In Canada and Population 11. Even more endless touring ensued, except this time the venues were huge and mostly sold-out.
 
Which brings us to the new record… “Super Mega Ultra” is an absolute beast. Recorded by Simon Larochette at The Sugar Shack in Ontario, the album is jam-packed with 12 ramped-up supersonic ear-scorching auditory delicacies. SMU is probably Wine Lips’ most ambitious undertaking to date, exploring new thematic territory while firmly maintaining their signature psych garage punk rock panache. You truly need to hear the album to believe it… And if you haven’t already guessed, more endless touring is booked for 2024. The wild ride continues! "It's tough writing a new record when you're always on tour. The previous album seemed to be doing really well and at times I felt like I was hitting a wall creatively. Long story short, I think this album turned out great. Simon always brings a good vibe at the Sugar Shack and we were able to try some new ideas and capture the energy without straying too far from our roots. Excited to see where these songs take us in the future." – Cam Hilborn
“It's pure adrenaline, it's noise, it's intense, it's refreshing, and it feels life-giving. The garage-psych band's new album is, for all intents and purposes, pretty fucking crazy.” – Exclaim!
“There’s a sensuality and strong sense of controlled chaos that these Canadians bring to life on the record.” – New Noise Magazine
 
“Now that’s what I call music!.” – Iggy Pop BBC Radio 6
 

SPLEEN AND GOAD [LP]
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"This is a thick, pummeling exercise in self loathing and meanness"- Decibel Magazine
The UK's IRON MONKEY return with their highly anticipated new album, Spleen and Goad!
On the new album, the legendary band are as uncompromising ever, churning out some of the most gritty-sounding sludge doom in their 25 + year history. Dubbed a "doom sludge vanguard" by The Sludgelord, IRON MONKEY live up to their legacy, absolutely pummelling through each of the 9 tracks on their new album.
 
From the two-ton, heavier-than-anything-else riff opening "Concrete Shock", IRON MONKEY show no signs of easing up; fuzzed out guitars crash against pulse-pound drums, set against vicious, misanthropic snarls and barks. Elsewhere, tracks like the aptly titled "Rat Flag" kicks the band into high gear with palpable fury and malaise.
 
Recorded in their native Nottingham, Spleen and Goad was mastered stateside by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
 

All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Clear LP]
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The quartet of unlikely lads have gathered from their newfound homes in France, Denmark, Margate and London to solder a strongest-ever internal bond and scale new creative heights. ‘All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade’ began its formation in September 2022 when Pete and Carl traveled to Port Antonio, Jamaica. Away from any distraction, the chemistry between the infamous songwriting duo began to bubble in earnest. The album was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Dimitri Tikovoï (The Horrors, Charlie XCX, Becky Hill) and recorded at the Albion Rooms in Margate over four weeks during February and March 2023. Mastered by industry legend Dan Grech (Lana Del Rey, Liam Gallagher, Paul McCartney). Indie Exclusive Clear LP.  

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Music Releases 04-05-24
Ohio Players [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Apple Red LP]
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Ohio Players is The Black Keys’ fourth album in five years, a momentum with a simple explanation, Auerbach says: “We never stopped recording.” There was his and Carney’s reunion, after a five-year hiatus, on 2019’s "Let’s Rock”, then the 2021 blast of Mississippi-hill-country covers, Delta Kream. A rapid-fire follow-up of new originals, 2022’s Dropout Boogie, featured the duo working with outside writers for the first time: Greg Cartwright of Memphis rockers Reigning Sound and Angelo Petraglia, who has worked with Kings of Leon and the teenage Taylor Swift. (Cartwright and Petraglia are back for Ohio Players too.)
“We'd never worked harder to make a record,” Dan Auerbach says. “It's never taken us this long to make an album. We took our time and did it right.”
 
“What we wanted to accomplish with this record was make something that was fun,” Patrick Carney says. “And something that most bands 20 years into their career don’t make, which is an approachable, fun record that is also cool.”
While making Ohio Players, a title inspired by the legendary Dayton, OH funk band of the same name, The Black Keys were also DJing dance parties in cities around the world that they called “record hangs,” spinning 45s from their own eclectic and growing collections. Mojo reports, “The spirit of those parties infused the album’s DNA. ‘That’s been the fun of it,’ [says] Auerbach. ‘Letting go a little bit.’” 

 

TORI. [LP]
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The two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning and multi-platinum artist returns with her first album on Epic Records, TORI.. The 15 track release features songs from her 2023 digital EP along with the hit single “high water” and much mor

 

Found Heaven (Blk) [Colored Vinyl] (Post) (Red) [Indie Exclusive]
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American Primitive [Green LP]
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The 13th studio album from Old 97’s arose from what vocalist/guitarist Rhett Miller refers to as a “de-evolution”. “As much as I want us to calm down and grow up, the songs that felt right for this record were mostly big and loud and brutal and dirty.”  

Produced by Tucker Martine and featuring appearances from Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) —American Primitive is gloriously rowdy, revealing a band more attuned than ever to the raw, reckless energy of timeless rock-and-roll

 

No One Gets Out Alive [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
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On her most ambitious album yet, No One Gets Out Alive, singer-songwriter Maggie Rose proves she’s a true original. Though the electrifying record is her fourth release, in many ways it feels like her first. No One Gets Out Alive is a knockout career game-changer. Filled with deeply intimate, relatable songs that showcase her masterful storytelling, the album showcases her soulful, powerful voice and pulls you in immediately. Unencumbered by genre, No One Gets Out Alive reflects Maggie’s varied influences including rock, soul, Americana, pop and folk, all colliding for a deeply satisfying listen. Maggie Rose inhabits her music and distills it into something all her own. With unflinching honesty, she does everything authentically and completely.

 

Only God Was Above Us [Indie Exclusive Alternative Cover]
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Only God Was Above Us is the new album from Vampire Weekend. Available on CD, and 2 Disc Vinyl.

 

Revelator [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice LP]
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Revelator is an album that speaks to “the grand sadness in life” — perennial Phosphorescent subject matter, by
Matthew Houck’s estimation. In some ways, Revelator extends seamlessly from the story begun by Muchacho and
continued by C’est La Vie. It finds Houck further mastering his unique blend of ragged, experiment-y classicism
intertwined with ethereal, lachrymose atmospherics. Across Revelator, Houck sings from a woozy, worn headspace,
but leads us to a place where dreams and reality mingle. Indie Exclusive Black Ice LP.

 

The Show: The Encore [Red & Gold 2 LP]
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After debuting atop the charts in numerous countries with his third album, The Show, Niall Horan returns with The Show: The Encore – a deluxe edition featuring nine bonus tracks. Horan collaborates with Lizzy McAlpine on a new version of “You Could Start A Cult” and teams up with John Legend to reimagine the album’s title track. The collection also includes new live recordings from the Electric Picnic festival and Spotify Studios, plus alternate versions from Niall’s Vevo Extended Play session.  

PENITH (The Dave Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sea Blue / Baby Blue 2LP]
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“DAVE” STAR & RAPPER LIL DICKY HAS COMPILED TRACKS FROM THE FIRST THREE SEASONS OF FX’S HIT SHOW “DAVE”   THE ALBUM WOULD SERVE AS A “DAVE” SOUNDTRACK BUT ALSO AS LIL DICKY’S FIRST OFFICIAL ALBUM RELEASE SINCE 2015’S “PROFESSIONAL RAPPER”, WHICH WAS CERTIFIED PLATINUM & HIT NO. 1 ON THE BILLBOARD TOP RAP ALBUMS CHART. THIS ALBUM ALSO FOLLOWS HIS 2018 MEGA HIT SONG “FREAKY FRIDAY” WHICH HAS AMASSED MORE THAN 2 BILLION STREAMS TO DATE, HIT NO. 1 ON THE OFFICIAL SINGLES CHART, AND IS CERTIFIED MULTI-PLATINUM IN MULTIPLE COUNTRIES.

 

Mantras [LP]
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Katie Pruitt is living proof of music’s power to transform the way we experience the world. With her sophomore album Mantras, mainly produced by Collin Pastore and Jake Finch (boygenius, Lucy Dacus), Pruitt looks inward to explore such matters as gender identity, self-compassion or the lack thereof, and the struggle for peace in times of chaos and uncertainty—ultimately arriving at a body of work that speaks to the strength in undoing harmful self-beliefs and fully living your truth.  

Ramona [Gold LP]
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Ramona is a work of raw truth rendered in its most beautiful form. Melbourne-based Grace Cummings traveled to Los Angeles to work with producer Jonathan Wilson (Angel Olsen, Father John Misty) and dreamed up a lavishly orchestrated sound that fully accommodates the depth and scope of her vocal prowess. With its visceral reflection on grief, self-destruction and emotional violence, Ramona brings a stunning new grandeur to Cummings’ music while refusing to soften or temper its humanity!

 

A LA SALA [Limited Edition Soleil LP]
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Khruangbin’s fourth studio album, A La Sala (“To the Room” inSpanish), is an exercise in returning in order to go further, anddoing so on your own terms. It continues the mystery and sanctitythat is the key to how bassist Laura Lee Ochoa, drummer Donald“DJ” Johnson, Jr. and guitarist Mark “Marko” Speer approach music.If 2020’s Mordechai, the last studio LP Khruangbin made withoutcollaborators, was a party record that enhanced the band’s musicalreputation far and wide, then A La Sala is the measured morningafter. It’s a gorgeously airy record completed only in the companyof the group’s longtime engineer Steve Christensen, with minimaloverdubs. It’s a window onto the bounties powering Khruangbin’svision, a reimagining and refueling for the long haul ahead. A LaSala scales Khruangbin down to scale up, a creative strategy withthe future in mind. 

The trio’s collective musical DNA, the years spent constructing itin Houston’s local-meets-global cultural stew, ensures the bandcontinues to sound like no one but itself. A cascade of crispmelodies emanates from Marko’s reverb-heavy electric, dancinggently around Laura Lee’s minimalist almost-dub bass triangles,while DJ’s drums serve as the tightened-up pocket and unwaveringdance-floor on which all this movement takes place. Yet there’s afreshness to A La Sala’s instrumental interactivity, less concernedwith getting further out than going deeper in, a profound desire tocelebrate the world’s external wonders. Where prior albums strivedtowards music’s polyglot edges, such inquiries now sound likebeloved intimacies. Here, Khruangbin’s sonic touch-points —whether spaghetti-western film scores (on “Fifteen Fifty-Three”),West African discos (on “Pon Pón”), G-funk fantasias (“TodavíaViva”), living room dancing moments (the first single, “A LoveInternational”), or even ambient found-sounds (on “Farolim deFelgueiras and throughout the album”) — are ingrainedcharacteristics. This is who they are! Unique and huge (andgrowing), ambitious and driven. 

Khruangbin’s aspirations and commitment to playful creativityeven extends to A La Sala’s vinyl packages, of which there will beseven distinctive covers and color-sets. Designed by the bandusing Marko’s multitude of travelog photos, the images arewindows from the band’s living room onto a set of daydreams,scenes of impossible skies, external glances that illuminate what isgoing on inside. Each cover image comes with a matching colorvinyl. These too are all about looking out and looking back, in orderto better look ahead.

 

In Our Hearts [LP]
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Italian composer Luca D’Alberto reveals the last chapter “Tomorrow” with the release of his new album “In our Hearts” : a chapter on hope symbolized by electronic influenced tracks.

 

Revenge Vol. 2 [LP]
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Welcome to the return of revenge! The second volume of the Revenge trilogy proves you can’t keep a good gorilla down, or one intent on violent vengeance either, for that matter. Over the cinematic production of The Dirty Sample, Ol’ Gorilla Bones weaves tall tales of blood soaked slayings of wack ass clown shoe rappers. Obviously, Revenge Vol. 2 is a collection of madness, a diary of the macabre, and a rare instance of a sequel as good as the first.

 

Easy Truths [LP]
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Kyle Kimbrell immediately brings to mind the likes of Dave Alvin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Jason Molina with Kimbrell’s high and lonesome vocals taking the spotlight. Indeed, this guitar-driven work of alt-country feels like it could have come from the genre’s golden era in the late 80s and early 90s while still brimming with the kind of modern touch that is sure to appeal to fans of fellow Alabama artist Jason Isbell.

 

Ultrasound [Limited Edition Red LP]
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Armed with an already extensive catalog of stunning music, Palace return their deeply personal, fourth studio album, Ultrasound. The record’s production sees the band reunited with Adam Jaffrey, eight years after working together on their debut album, and arrives off the back of Part I – When Everything Was Lost and Part II – Nightmares & Ice Cream, the band’s 2023 companion EPs. Indie Exclusive 180G Red LP. Limited Edition.

 

I Wish You Way More Than Luck [Indie Exclusive Onyx LP]
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Although its nine songs revolve entirely around a single unifying idea, of life and personality forged from the revelatory moments of lived experience, to describe Los Angeles band Lo Moon’s third outing, I Wish You Way More Than Luck, as a concept album wouldn’t be entirely correct. Sonically bold and ambitious, fiercely literate and imagistic, the songs dance around their theme, not so much playing from track to track, as flowing through peaks and troughs of fervent emotion. It’s the singular work of a group of musicians whose confidence and abilities have not only scaled the heights of their ambitions but outstripped them. Luck has little to do with it.

I Wish You Way More Than Luck is an album about leaving things behind—family, places, youth, relationships, time—and the traces that linger in the mind long after their physicality has receded. The infinitely transient. What is music, or songwriting, anyway, but memory married to emotion. Feeling sustained. Echoes of lives lived and lives imagined. An ethereal sense of self made tangible, by intangibles. Frequencies colliding. Until we are lost inside a moment. That moment is all. It defines us, and can inform us, if we let it. And we should.

 

MY LOVE Essential Collection [LP]
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Celine Dion’s MY LOVE Essential Collection honors the classic songs that transformed her career and inspired millions. Available for the first time on 2-LP black vinyl, the compilation consists of some of Celine’s biggest hits such as, the Oscar and Grammy-winning “My Heart Will Go On”, the international chart-topper "All By Myself" (her unforgettable interpretation of the groundbreaking Eric Carmen power ballad), "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" (Celine's first English-language single) as well as the Linda Perry-penned title track, “My Love”.

 

The Singles 1992-2003 [2 180g LP]
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No Doubt’s greatest hits album, The Singles 1992-2003, is now available for the first time on 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl. Listen to all your favorite tracks from “Just a Girl,” to “Don’t Speak,” to “Hella Good,” now spinning on wax! 2 LP set featuring a 12-page booklet with lyrics, liner notes and photos.

 

Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta [CD]
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He transformed and redefined the sound of music in TV and films over a half-century, and now the Emmy®- and Grammy®-winning American composer and musical man-for-all-seasons Mike Post has realized his own creative challenge in Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta, a unique new recording from Sony Masterworks.

The album features a pair of original works by Post that combine the pure sounds of bluegrass (Message from the Mountains) and the blues (Echoes of the Delta) – joined by “dream teams” of soloists who are longtime friends and colleagues – with the expressive power and range of a full orchestra. Post’s musical signatures for The Rockford Files, The A-Team, Magnum P.I., NYPD Blue, L.A. Law, Hill Street Blues and other TV classics – not to mention the Law & Order family of dramas (including the landmark, two-note “stinger” effect he created) – are in the DNA of contemporary television culture.

In nine multifaceted movements, Message from the Mountains uses the sounds of bluegrass to celebrate the mingling of tradition and diverse cultural experience in American music. Collaborators in realizing the work are the soloists – Herb Pedersen (5-string banjo); Gabe Witcher (fiddle); Mike Witcher (dobro); Patrick Sauber (acoustic guitar/mandolin); and Amy Keys (orator).

 Echoes from the Delta reflects and explores the exuberant joy and the well of anguish that forged the blues in 14 short, expressive movements. Joining Post and the orchestra as soloists are Sonny Landreth (slide guitar); Eric Gales (electric guitar); Abe Laboriel Sr. (bass); Abe Laboriel Jr. (drums); Robert Turner (organ/piano); Jon O’Hara (keyboards); and Amy Keys (vocalist).

The way Mike Post firmly describes himself – “I am an American musician” – is as grateful and respectful as it is limitless in its compass and its ambition. Message from the Mountains & Echoes of the Delta emerged as his own celebration of the American experience that made him who he is.

 

Super Mega Ultra [Indie Exclusive Electric Yellow LP]
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It’s been one hell of a wild ride for Wine Lips.
 
Originally formed in Toronto back in 2015 as a part-time project between Cam Hilborn (vox, songwriter, guitar) and drummer extraordinaire Aurora Evans, Wine Lips quickly escalated into a full-blown, full-time, full-on international phenomenon. Their debut album took them across North America followed immediately by an intensive and unexpected tour of Hong Kong and China in 2018. They released their massive “Stressor” album the very next year (2019) to rave reviews and massive critical acclaim. Multiple tracks from Stressor charted across North American and European radio, while several songs ended up being featured in broadcast and Netflix series. Endless touring ensued.
 
Then 2020 happened. The band used their mandatory downtime to fully dedicate themselves to crafting their groundbreaking third full-length “Mushroom Death Sex Bummer Party” (recorded by Simon Larochette at The Sugar Shack). The record was released in October 2021 and then shit really hit the fan. The international music press lost their collective minds, penning over 250 glowing features and super positive reviews spanning 35+ countries. At the time of writing, the album is rapidly approaching 20 Million spins on Spotify alone. The vinyl release of MDSBP is currently in its 7th pressing with 9 different colour variants. The lead track “Eyes” has been licensed to a metric ton of films, series and video games including ABC’s The Rookie, Hockey Night In Canada and Population 11. Even more endless touring ensued, except this time the venues were huge and mostly sold-out.
 
Which brings us to the new record… “Super Mega Ultra” is an absolute beast. Recorded by Simon Larochette at The Sugar Shack in Ontario, the album is jam-packed with 12 ramped-up supersonic ear-scorching auditory delicacies. SMU is probably Wine Lips’ most ambitious undertaking to date, exploring new thematic territory while firmly maintaining their signature psych garage punk rock panache. You truly need to hear the album to believe it… And if you haven’t already guessed, more endless touring is booked for 2024. The wild ride continues! "It's tough writing a new record when you're always on tour. The previous album seemed to be doing really well and at times I felt like I was hitting a wall creatively. Long story short, I think this album turned out great. Simon always brings a good vibe at the Sugar Shack and we were able to try some new ideas and capture the energy without straying too far from our roots. Excited to see where these songs take us in the future." – Cam Hilborn
“It's pure adrenaline, it's noise, it's intense, it's refreshing, and it feels life-giving. The garage-psych band's new album is, for all intents and purposes, pretty fucking crazy.” – Exclaim!
“There’s a sensuality and strong sense of controlled chaos that these Canadians bring to life on the record.” – New Noise Magazine
 
“Now that’s what I call music!.” – Iggy Pop BBC Radio 6
 

SPLEEN AND GOAD [LP]
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"This is a thick, pummeling exercise in self loathing and meanness"- Decibel Magazine
The UK's IRON MONKEY return with their highly anticipated new album, Spleen and Goad!
On the new album, the legendary band are as uncompromising ever, churning out some of the most gritty-sounding sludge doom in their 25 + year history. Dubbed a "doom sludge vanguard" by The Sludgelord, IRON MONKEY live up to their legacy, absolutely pummelling through each of the 9 tracks on their new album.
 
From the two-ton, heavier-than-anything-else riff opening "Concrete Shock", IRON MONKEY show no signs of easing up; fuzzed out guitars crash against pulse-pound drums, set against vicious, misanthropic snarls and barks. Elsewhere, tracks like the aptly titled "Rat Flag" kicks the band into high gear with palpable fury and malaise.
 
Recorded in their native Nottingham, Spleen and Goad was mastered stateside by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
 

All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Clear LP]
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The quartet of unlikely lads have gathered from their newfound homes in France, Denmark, Margate and London to solder a strongest-ever internal bond and scale new creative heights. ‘All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade’ began its formation in September 2022 when Pete and Carl traveled to Port Antonio, Jamaica. Away from any distraction, the chemistry between the infamous songwriting duo began to bubble in earnest. The album was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Dimitri Tikovoï (The Horrors, Charlie XCX, Becky Hill) and recorded at the Albion Rooms in Margate over four weeks during February and March 2023. Mastered by industry legend Dan Grech (Lana Del Rey, Liam Gallagher, Paul McCartney). Indie Exclusive Clear LP.  

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Music Releases 03-29-24 1
Robed In Rareness [Ruby LP]
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On March 29, 2024, Shabazz Palaces’ two new mini-albums, Robed in Rareness and Exotic Birds of Prey, come out on CD and LP. Shabazz Palaces is masterminded by Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets), whose relentless drive to reimagine hip-hop – even as he enjoys his fifth decade on Earth – remains undiminished.

When Robed in Rareness hit digital platforms in 2023, NPR Music called it “enchanting and subversive," while Pitchfork observed that “the futurism of Shabazz Palaces has always been interwoven with the past and present, their songs scintillating tapestries of old-school shit talk, proggy psychedelia, and melodic flossing. Robed in Rareness is draped in this multiplicity as Butler and a team of close collaborators swagger across eras of rap.”

Exotic Birds of Prey furthers the modus operandi of Robed in Rareness: a respectful eye on the past, an embrace of an ever-evolving present, with its feet firmly planted in the future. Where Robed warped sounds like shoegaze and ambient music into the Shabazz Palaces multiverse, Exotic cross-pollinates these elements with twisted electro and funk vibes.

 

Heaven :x: Hell [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Quad w/Blue Splatter 2LP]
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The final album from Canadian punk rock legends Sum 41 album. Spanning 2 discs and 20 tracks, the album features the singles “Landmines” and “Rise Up”.’

 

GRIP [Clear LP]
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serpentwithfeet, the Baltimore born singer-songwriter, is taking natural steps as a versatile talent from chapter to chapter in his career. His third album Grip is the result of these latest steps. GRIP finds its home on the dance floor of Black gay clubs and the intimate moments that happen there and afterward, no matter the location. It explores the small moments of physical touch and how they occur. Whether it be a grip around the waist or the face, serpentwithfeet manages to explore all angles.

GRIP and the Black gay club share an interesting juxtaposition: the club is public; the dancefloor is obviously a place where people look at and watch one another. At the same time, the Black gay club is a safe community space, it is “for us”, and in that way is very private, very intimate. These clubs provided a different atmosphere for him, a different comfort, and a different sense of welcoming that nurtured him in a new way.

From start to finish, GRIP sonically lives the highs and lows of not only a night out at the club but of romance as well. “Damn Gloves (ft. Ty Dolla $ign and Yanga Yaya)” captures the adrenaline rush of a night’s peak with a thumping bass entwined in dance production that mimics the heartbeat’s speed as intimacy runs high between two lovers.“Spades”employs a sweet guitar-driven melody to create a tender moment as a slow-dance would. “Lucky Me” is sweet and honest, void of anything that distracts from the moment at hand as serpent’s voice, a twinkling guitar melody, and enchanting synths serve as the driving force to champion a new romance.

It is a body of work that highlights moments that are closest to the heart. Throughout his seven-year career, he has exhibited versatility through R&B music that’s been in and outside of grim, spiritual, and joyous. serpentwithfeet continues to push the limits of his artistry.

 

Evolution [Color LP]
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Nine-time Grammy Award winner and 2023 Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee, Sheryl Crow, will release her 11th full length studio album, Evolution. The album comes as a welcomed surprise after Crow publicly stated that she would not release another full-length album after Threads (2018) and kicks off with her lead single “Alarm Clock,” which is perhaps Sheryl Crow’s most radio-friendly pop song since “Soak Up The Sun.”

 

Live Laugh Love [Cloudy LP]
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In their decade-plus together, the four-piece—Julia Shapiro (guitar, vocals), Lydia Lund (guitar, vocals), Gretchen Grimm (drums, vocals), and Annie Truscott (bass, vocals)—have created a resonant body of work. Live Laugh Love is a natural continuation. Against the bizarre backdrop of the past few years, Chastity Belt remained a supportive space for the members to grow and experiment, drawing on the ingredients most essential to their process since the beginning: authenticity and levity. Recorded over three sessions in as many years (January 2020, November 2021 and 2022), the focus became more about enjoying their time together in the studio than making it feel like work. Their ease and familiarity with engineer Samur Khouja in LA, who also recorded their last album, made for a particularly enjoyable process. Once completed, they returned to renowned engineer Heba Kadry who mastered the album.

Album opener “Hollow” sets the tone with a gently driving rhythm while guitar layers stream like sun rays through an open car window. A warmth radiates through Shapiro’s voice, even while grappling with feeling lost and stuck. “The older I get,” Shapiro says of the lyrics, “the more I realize that I might just always feel this way, and it’s more about sitting with the feeling and accepting it, rather than trying to fight it.” That wisdom seems to anchor Live Laugh Love. Chastity Belt has never shied from navigating the spectrum of difficult emotions, and an existential thread weaves throughout the subject matter. And yet the songs feel more grounded than ever; there’s a sense of quiet confidence and self-assurance that comes with being less numb and more present. Facing discomfort takes more fortitude, after all.

Live Laugh Love finds the members in their prime as musicians. Their parts trace intricate patterns over one another, but there’s room to breathe between the layers. Everyone contributes to the writing, sometimes switching instruments, and for the first time, all four members sing a song. It’s never been more apparent that they are creative siblings, cut from the same belt. “We’ve been playing music with each other for over a decade,” says Shapiro, “so it really does feel like we’re all fluent in the same language, and a lot of it just happens naturally.”

“Laugh” seeks in the balm of friendship, aware of the anticipatory nostalgia that hits during a good time that you’re already missing before it’s gone; the heavier guitar tones on “Chemtrails” streak ominous chord progressions over Grimm’s precision timekeeping, lamenting memories that won’t fade easily. During a transitional time, Truscott came across a note in their phone that read, “it's not hard all day, just sometimes,” which inspired a poignant line in the chorus of “Kool-Aid,” their first song as lead vocalist on a Chastity Belt recording. Another standout, “I-90 Bridge” shines with a silvery melody that soars as Lund belts one of the most resounding moments on the album: “Tell your girlfriend she’s got nothing to fear/I’m set in my head/My body’s a different story.” The track “Blue” saunters nonchalantly with a wink; you can almost hear Shapiro’s smile as she sings “Faking it big time/So I can hit my stride/Man, it feels good to be alive,” channeling early Chastity Belt channeling early ’90s before channeling the late Elliott Smith in a spiral of distortion and insight: “Don’t get upset about it/It’s gonna pass/Tell all your friends about it/They’re gonna laugh.”

“We have such a strong sense of each other’s musical inclinations” says Lund. “I think this allows for a lot of playfulness…we can kinda surprise each other, like a good punchline would.”

 

Transnational Speedway League: anthems, anecdotes and undeniable truths, Clutch Collector's Series [Emerald Green LP]
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Transnational Speedway League is Clutch’s very first recording (1993) and was never before released on vinyl - until now. It is the next release in our vinyl only Clutch Collector’s Series. Clutch’s guitar mastermind, Tim Sult, quarterbacked this release from A to Z. The album is remastered and manufactured on 180-gram colored vinyl (Translucent Emerald Green) which in turn is stored in extra heavy sleeves. The artwork was redesigned by Dan Winters (original graphic designer) and Tim Sult. The gatefold jacket is printed on metalized polyester paper, and each album includes a numbered insert autographed by the band. It is safe to say that Clutch fans around the world will want to get their hands on one of these very limited albums (7,500 units worldwide/4000 US)

 

Echo Dancing [Gold 2LP]
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“This record breathes a second life into these songs,” says Alejandro Escovedo of Echo Dancing, the Americana pioneer’s new album where he reconceptualizes the songs of his storied career. The variety of songs range from his short-lived rock quartet Buick MacKane, rarities from his ‘80s alt-country outfit The True Believers, to the celebrated songs of his solo discography from his debut album all the way to his most recent sprawling masterpiece, The Crossing. Highlights include a reimagined trip-hop-funk hybrid of Escovedo’s “Castanets” (retitled here as “Castañuelas''), a blistering version of “Bury Me” that finds that songwriter now older than the characters he was singing about, as well as songs co-written with trailblazers such as Chuck Prophet, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey and J. Steven Soles. At age 73, Escovedo continues to reshape his ever-changing sound and experiment with the boundaries of Americana music.  

Interplay [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue 2LP]
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INDIE RETAIL EXCLUSIVE! With nods to their earlier work, Ride’s 7th album contains some of the best songs they have ever written. It is a record in the old-school sense, a rich listen that flows from start to finish, at times urgent and formidable, at others wistful and melancholic. It’s a record about perseverance, sticking together, finding a way forward. Claudius Mittendorfer’s mix provides the final touches on a startling, stop-you-in-your-tracks LP. This is the sound of a band hitting a new peak of their powers.  

The Hill [Coke Bottle Clear LP]
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Aaron Lewis grew up in Springfield, Vermont, listening to his grandparents’ Country 8-track tapes. Those roots inspired the multi-platinum STAIND founder to return to his origins for the No. 1 Billboard Country Album debuts Town Line and Sinner, as well as Billboard’s No. 1 Hot Country Song debut “Am I The Only One.” Lewis has put a traditionalist brand on his outlier Country, and with his new album The Hill, the 15 million-selling workingman’s star offers his most personal and unplugged collection to date.

 

Thoughts & Prayers [Orange LP]
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CNTS are back with their sophomore release! The band features guitarist Mike Crain (Dead Cross, Retox, Festival Of Dead Deer), drummer Kevin Avery (Retox, Planet B)  and vocalist Matt Cronk (Qui) with new guitarist Koko Arabian and bassist Rico Adair.

 

Exotic Birds Of Prey [Translucent White LP]
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On March 29, 2024, Shabazz Palaces’ two new mini-albums, Robed in Rareness and Exotic Birds of Prey, come out on CD and LP. Shabazz Palaces is masterminded by Ishmael Butler (Digable Planets), whose relentless drive to reimagine hip-hop – even as he enjoys his fifth decade on Earth – remains undiminished.

When Robed in Rareness hit digital platforms in 2023, NPR Music called it “enchanting and subversive," while Pitchfork observed that “the futurism of Shabazz Palaces has always been interwoven with the past and present, their songs scintillating tapestries of old-school shit talk, proggy psychedelia, and melodic flossing. Robed in Rareness is draped in this multiplicity as Butler and a team of close collaborators swagger across eras of rap.”

Exotic Birds of Prey furthers the modus operandi of Robed in Rareness: a respectful eye on the past, an embrace of an ever-evolving present, with its feet firmly planted in the future. Where Robed warped sounds like shoegaze and ambient music into the Shabazz Palaces multiverse, Exotic cross-pollinates these elements with twisted electro and funk vibes.

 

People & Love [LP]
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Available on vinyl for the first time since its original release 50 years ago, the downtempo-funk extravaganza People & Love is a crate-digger's treasure chest, filled with soul-jazz grooves and mesmerizing vibraphone textures laid down by Johnny Lytle, who was touted as "the greatest vibes player in the world" by the big band legend Lionel Hampton. The album was mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI, and comes packaged in a tip-on jacket.  

Notebook Fantasy [Clear LP]
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Since forming in 2008, Chicano Batman have followed their own visionary impulses to tremendous heights—a journey that began at local dive bars and recently saw them co-headlining the legendary Hollywood Bowl. In the making of Notebook Fantasy, Chicano Batman worked with producer John Congleton (Erykah Badu, Death Cab For Cutie, St. Vincent) to double down on their hyper-creative tendencies, discovering new dimensions of their prismatic music while infusing the lyrics with an unflinching honesty.

 

Where? [Original Jazz Classics Series LP]
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Bass player Ron Carter’s debut album Where? features Eric Dolphy (clarinet, sax, flute) and Mal Waldron (piano). The album was originally released in 1961 having been recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey. This new edition of the album is released as part of the Original Jazz Classics Series and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI with all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and presented in a Tip-On Jacket.  

Todos os Olhos [LP]
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180-Gram High Quality Virgin Vinyl - Limited Gatefold Edition. One of the most celebrated and emblematic LPs of Brazilian music, Todos Os Olhos was an album in which Tom Ze presented, with a lot of courage, a different way of fighting his country's military dictatorship. "This was the record that took me out of circulation," explained Tom Ze. "Until then I was played on the radio." However, he admitted that, "This album is something so joyful that I've done, that I don't even know how to explain. It was the best thing I've accomplished after years of incomprehensible lack of motivation. I noticed that my heart could stand being unpopular, and this conviction spread comfortably inside me. This record had the faculty of bringing back my internal joy. It has brought back the joy of singing, of making music, of creating, of accomplishing. It's what I'm doing." 1130 GRAM HIGH QUALITY VIRGIN VINYL LIMITED EDITION  

Sinister Oath [Oxblood LP]
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Stitching together the frenzied snarl of gory early 1990s OSDM and eerily plodding doom intonations, COFFINS find no shame in continuing to perfect the vile, derelict strain of dungeon-crawling death-doom for which they are revered." - Invisible Oranges Japan’s COFFINS return with their crushing new full-length album, Sinister Oath. Recorded ahead of the band's 25th anniversary in Tokyo, Sinister Oath further cements COFFINS' legacy as one of the most putrid sounding and uncompromising Old School Death Metal bands in the world. From the chest-pounding, drudgy opening of "Spontaneous Rot" to the hammer-crushing riffage of "Things Infestation" thereafter, Sinister Oath creeps and crawls through a cavernous space firmly rooted in no-frills Death Metal. The band's signature sound is forever-present: equal parts bleak, doomy, crusty, disgusting, and wholly heavy. Featuring album art by Axel Hermann (Asphyx, Bloodbath, Demolition Hammer, Sodom, and more,) Sinister Oath is COFFINS at their most vile!

 

HOPE ON THE STREET VOL.1 [VER.1 PRELUDE]
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Known as the main dancer of global superstar group BTS, j-hope releases his second album titled ‘HOPE ON THE
STREET VOL.1’ in which he tells of his humble beginnings as a part of a street dance crew and the journey to BTS.
This new album will be available in 2 versions: VER.1 PRELUDE and VER.2 INTERLUDE. Contents include a CD,
Zipper Bag, Photo Zine (80 pages), Lyrics Book (8 pages), Poster, 2 Photo Cards, Sticker and Hang Tag.
Dimensions: 340 x 235 x 10 mm.

 

For You [LP]
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For You is a collection of songs that reflect change, both the desire for it and the anxieties that hold you back from it. It's about working through challenging transitions in your life, a call to be kind to yourself in the process, and a move towards a bigger picture in your life. On a grander scale For You is about navigating challenging new changes in life. The desire to stay true to yourself but let go of the anxieties that stop you from flowing with that change and embracing new experiences. Honed in For You reflects my challenges touring for the first time and embracing a new chapter in my life with music.

 

All I Ever Want Is Everything
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On her debut Capitol Records studio album All I Ever Want Is Everything, Blu DeTiger claims the spotlight as a rising pop icon who’s not afraid to feel it all. The record is a portrait of Blu at her most unstoppable and most vulnerable as she captures the unpredictable process of coming into one's own. Inspired by sleepless nights out on the town and memories of her thumping DJ sets, the album sees Blu staking a claim to her desires and transforming into the messy protagonist of her fantasies.

 

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Music Releases 03-22-24
All My Friends [Opaque Yellow LP, Alternate Cover Image, Autographed Insert]
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LP pressed on Opaque Yellow vinyl and includes an autographed insert! The follow-up to Aoife O'Donovan's 3x Grammy nominated album, Age of Apathy, All My Friends is based around a collection of songs Aoife wrote, inspired by women’s suffrage and the passage of the 19th amendment. The music is expansive with orchestral arrangements, choral vocals and a variety of instruments that create a sonic soundscape beyond anything Aoife has done in the past. Special guests include Anaïs Mitchell, Sierra Hull, The Westerlies, The Knights and the San Francisco Girls Choir.  

Trail Of Flowers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Candyland LP]
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One of the brightest young luminaries in roots music today, Sierra Ferrell brings a dose of beautifully strange magic to everything she touches. On her new album Trail Of Flowers, brought to life with producer Eddie Spear (Zach Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton) and additional production by Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dwight Yoakam, Gillian Welch) she expands her sound while deepening the urgency of her songs, often revealing a wealth of wisdom within her wildly imaginative storytelling.  

In Search Of The Antidote [Indie Exclusive Light Blue LP]
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Fletcher - "In Search Of The Antidote" / Fletcher returns with sophomore album, In Search Of The Antidote, detailing the journey of finding the antidote in life and the many forms it can take. Through singles like "Eras Of Us," "Lead Me On" and more, Fletcher shares the different realizations, ego deaths, personal rebirths and more, that encompass what it means to be on a true soul search. She shows both the beauty and brutality of what it means to be a human being on an ever- evolving quest back to one's own heart. Indie Exclusive LP pressed on light blue vinyl with an art card included. Limited Edition.  

JPEG RAW [Indie Exclusive Bone Color 2 LP]
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Gary Clark Jr.’s forthcoming album entitled JPEG RAW, his fourth studio release,
marks a grand step in his musical evolution…. A powerful and expansive artistic statement.

While retaining the deep and true resonance of his blues foundations and guitar virtuosity with subtlety yet conviction, he reaches well beyond this time.

The emphasis here is on song and studio craft without losing the rawness of his young legend. (Rolling Stone Magazine called him, The Chosen One).

The music is dense and adventurous with a more cohesive synthesis of his eclectic musical  palette.  Hip samples, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Boy Williamson decorate flourishes of African,  World Music, even Jazz while merging with blues , rock, R&B and rap; familiar areas he has ventured before, this time with more unity forging a fresh new style.  Clark’s lyrics are  pointed, deeply personal, outspoken and socially conscious with occasional forays into  rap and spoken word from Clark himself.  The sonics are immersive verging on modern groove-oriented psychedelia with hip-hop driven beats in verses giving way to anthemic choruses, rich with power-chording and wide fuzz riffage.

Songs like “Maktub”, “JPEG RAW”, “This Is Who We Are”, “Hyperwave” and the epic 10-minute Habits, break fresh ground defying categorization in the ever corporatized, predictable “alt” music world.  The co-written Stevie Wonder duet, “What About The Children” feels like an immediate classic that could have lived on Innervisions or Talking Book if not for Clark’s fuzzed out riff and hip-hop pocket.

Clark has always had swagger and sex in his sound and very dangerous hands when wielding 6 strings. JPEG RAW is all of that and breaks new ground that is both thrilling and inspiring on every level.

 

Tigers Blood [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tigers Blood Clear Red LP]
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One of the hardest working singer-songwriters in the game is named Katie Crutchfield. She was born in Alabama, grew up near Waxahatchee Creek. Skipped town and struck out on her own as Waxahatchee. That was over a decade ago. Crutchfield says she never knew the road would lead her here, but after six critically acclaimed albums, she's never felt more confident in herself as an artist. While her sound has evolved from lo-fi folk to lush alt-tinged country, her voice has always remained the same. Honest and close, poetic with Southern lilting. Much like Carson McCullers's Mick Kelly, determined in her desires and convictions, ready to tell whoever will listen.

And after years of being sober and stable in Kansas City - after years of sacrificing herself to her work and the road - Crutchfield has arrived at her most potent songwriting yet. On her new album, Tigers Blood, Crutchfield emerges as a powerhouse - an ethnologist of the self - forever dedicated to revisiting her wins and losses. But now she's arriving at revelations and she ain't holding them back. Produced by Brad Cook, the album features MJ Lenderman, Phil Cook, and Spencer Tweedy.

 

Myths Of Fate [Limited Edition Blue/Black Splatter LP]
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Symphonic metal vikings Leaves' Eyes have always played in a league of their own. Whoever saw one of their elaborate music videos or one of their spectacular live shows with breathtaking stage scenery, can vouch for that. With their new album "Myths of Fate" they are back stronger than ever with a new musical monument. You can expect captivating symphonic metal with ethereal melodies, powerful vocals, epic tales and rich instrumentation. On March 22, 2024 "Myths of Fate" will be released in several limited vinyl variations, as limited 2CD ear book, limited 2CD digipak and digital.  

Swansongs
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New York singer-songwriter Odetta Hartman's 2015 debut mini-LP 222 and 2018's Old Rockhounds Never Die, saw her touring her unique performance style - part Jack White rock and roll folk blues, part electronic experimentations - with the likes of Let's Eat Grandma, Cosmo Sheldrake and Skullcrusher. Odetta's long-awaited second album, Swansongs, showcases her strongest set of songs to date. Another fever dream of a record, it includes the experimental pop of "Goldilocks", the dramatic string lead "Dr No." and her radical re-working of the traditional "Motherless Child"; first made famous by her namesake Odetta. Equally inspired by AG Cook's Apple and New Orleans traditional jazz, the musical mixology of these songs spans various genres of folk, americana, pop, punk, soul, ambient and spiritual. Lyrically, it tenders the tension of two truths in opposition through it's inquisition of the interplay between fear and desire. Dichotomy is at the heart of this deep exploration into shadow work, mythological musings, healing frequencies, eclectic expressions, and the art of sculpted sound. Swansongs is a dynamic and powerful reflection of love and ambition; hopeful, energetic and at times chaotic but always captivating.  

New Blue Sun [Limited Edition 3LP]
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New Blue Sun is the continuation of discovery for me. My entire career has been fueled by this and it is the only thing that keeps me honest. This album is the most honest and interesting offering I can give today. I never could have imagined in high school, when I started rapping and doing music that I would be here right now playing wind instruments. Ha. This life ride always surprises me. I’m here for it.” — Andre 3000

This limited edition 3-LP vinyl is pressed on 180g black vinyl with fold out poster, printed inner sleeves and note from the artist.

 

Boom Boom Room (Side A) [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Bone + Transparent Purple w/Black + White Splatter 2LP]
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Indie Exclusive - New double LP pressing of Palaye Royale's debut album Boom Boom Room (Side A) on indie exclusive colorway, housed in a gatefold jacket with double sided lyric sheet and download card.  

Mother [2LP]
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“I felt so much love and inspiration entering into motherhood that I just needed to create something really powerful,” explains Samantha Poulter, the Berlin-based DJ and producer, who grew up in the Sydney suburbs and better known to fans as Logic1000. That vitality and renewed sense of purpose is captured on her debut album Mother. The 12-track set is a laser-focused “love letter to house music,” written in collaboration with her husband and long-time creative partner Thom McAlister.

 

All Now [LP]
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All Now emerges from a period of chaos for the band that was followed by a period of enforced quiet. The Staves released their third album, Good Woman, in February 2021; it was an album of love and loss, written during a disconcerting period of turmoil and pain. “There was a delayed reaction to trauma and these big changes out of your control,” says Jess of the period that came after Good Woman, as the band—like the rest of us—were forced to sit with their thoughts. 

The Staveley-Taylors were also still processing the death of their mother and other seismic changes: Emily took a backseat on this album (while still contributing vocals on a handful of tracks) to focus on motherhood, while Camilla reckoned with her own mental and physical health issues, including chronic pain and a series of operations due to endometriosis, which began to take an increasing toll.

Struggling after two years of deep solitude and pain following the release of Good Woman, The Staves did what they know how to do best: they got back to writing with the idea of going back to basics and focusing almost solely on each other and their guitars as a starting point.

It began with Jess, navigating this new landscape by harnessing her creativity on her own, at first in the studio in Hackney at the end of 2022, then slowly luring Camilla back to the next chapter of The Staves, before reaching out to Congleton, who the band had worked with on Good Woman.

 

Change The Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Mineral 2LP]
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Change The Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP]  

Collection 1 [RSD Essential Glow-In-The-Dark LP]
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RSD Essential 055 - First time on colored vinyl! Exclusive Glow-In-The-Dark repressing of this 1986 collection from the Punk legends. The compilation is officially titled Misfits, but is commonly referred to as Collection I and was made up as the first half of a pair with the later release of the compilation album Collection II. It includes several versions of songs that are exclusive to this compilation.  

Pick A Dub [RSD Essential Black Ice 2LP]
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RSD Essential 058 - 50th Anniversary Pressing - This deluxe reissue includes a second album with 8 bonus tracks – ‘Pick A Vocal’. The original 1974 release of Keith Hudson's 'Pick A Dub' showcased the enduring strength and pivotal importance of the development of reggae music. Keith Hudson's complete mastery of the genre and the unqualified praise that followed its release was fully justified. The album's austere sonic qualities are awe inspiring, the superb rhythms are given full rein, unencumbered by extra effects and studio trickery. ‘Pick A Dub’ is as mesmerizing now as it was fifty years ago.  

Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt [RSD Essential Lemonade LP]
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RSD Essential 059 - 40th Anniversary Pressing - Arriving in 1984, Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt was recorded at Channel One and mixed by Sylvan Morris at Harry J Studio. Produced by the legendary Henry "Junjo" Lawes. There wasn't a weak number on this ten-song set and all backed by blistering riddims from the Roots Radics. The album's title track was a huge Jamaican and global hit.  

A Night At The Philharmonie Berlin [2CD/DVD]
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Alphaville's greatest hits from their 40-year band history. Live from the Berlin Philharmonic Hall with the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. Now as an exclusive package on DVD and double CD.

Alphaville & the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg present "A Night at the Philharmonie Berlin" - The greatest hits of the band live with a symphony orchestra! Available from October 13, 2023, as DVD + 2 CD edition. Experience Alphaville's legendary 80s anthems like "Big in Japan," "Sounds like a Melody," and "Forever Young" in an impressive live recording from the Berlin Philharmonie. Marian Gold leads through a captivating show that presents the band history of Alphaville over the last 40 years in a unique way. Enter the world of sound that quickly blurs the boundaries between synthesizer sound and symphony orchestra - an unforgettable sound experience that combines Marian Gold's extraordinary vocal abilities and the majestically powerful facet of the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg.

 

Feel Worse [Limited Edition White LP]
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London noise-rock quartet USA Nails have announced their upcoming album ‘Feel Worse’, out March 22nd 2024. It’s the first album on their new label One Little Independent Records (home to anarcho-punk bands old and new; Crass, Bad Breeding and more). The band have forged a considerable reputation since their formation in 2013 from their South London base, comprising of members of Kong, Future Of The Left, Death Pedals and Silent Front. ‘Feel Worse’ explores schadenfreude; the pleasure derived from another person's misfortune. With this, they use new material to attack austerity and UK authoritarianism, consumer culture (particularly the consumption of quick fix reality TV and hyper-capitalist agendas), youth culture and bullying, and more. They do so with their intense and unmistakable brand of abrasive, chaotic post-hardcore. There’s a raw and uncompromising energy to USA Nails, and ‘Feel Worse’ is their most powerful and vital album to date.
 
High-energy opener ‘Cathartic Entertainment’ is about the vulnerability and shame profited from by television studios, and the irresistible temptation we as viewers have to feel better about our own lives through the embarrassment of those on screen. “That’s what An Audience Of Love refers to” says co-frontman Steve Hodson, “Audiences loving the unease of others. It becomes an uneasy comedy in itself, and almost a cycle of parody. Infidelity and abuse normalised through public shaming almost. Similarly On Computer Screen is about Catfish, another concept that fascinated me. Both the catfished and catfisher would put themselves on global television, again both parties displaying their vulnerability to the world for entertainment purposes.” Elsewhere on their relentless sixth LP, they explore these themes closer to home. He continues “Feel Worse and Pack Of Dogs are about laddish culture and schoolyard bullying. As youngsters we jostle for social positioning and at times it’s at the expense of other people’s well-being. I used to say my teenage years were character building but on reflection I’d probably say they were character destroying, and those who made me feel so small through physical and emotional attacks probably don’t remember, hence the refrain ‘It’s just some words’. Maybe I should just “man up” a bit. There’s a parallel in all of this I guess, and in the fact that I wrote songs about my own experiences, some of them exposing my own vulnerabilities to an audience. Ok, maybe not to the extent of my references but hey, an audience none the less.”
 
Gareth Thomas, the other half of the bands co-writing duo, chimes in on ‘The Sun In The Sands’; “It’s a semi-fictional account of the estate where I live in South London and my feuding neighbours who LOVE to fight, and LOVE to make each other suffer. I recorded my vocals in my flat for this one and was a bit worried they might hear me shouting about them when I was doing it. The Sun in the Sands is the name of a roundabout just across town that I’ve heard on radio traffic reports since I was a kid. It always sounded quite mysterious and otherworldly to me, but I’ve been there as an adult and it’s sadly quite ordinary.”
 
They use tracks like ‘Networking Opportunity’ to unwaveringly call out bigotry; “Much of the world is presented to us as if it’s a meritocracy, when in actual fact, it’s all nepotism and prejudice. It’s so galling to listen to certain types of comedians, actors and musicians etc complain about how much easier it would be to be brown, or to be a woman, or be gay, when they’ve had by comparison the best of everything. Networking Opportunity is a daydream about watching awful people fail. Incidentally, I condensed the lyrics so much that it’s maybe ended up being the most literal interpretation of the overarching theme of the record.”
 
Thomas continues; “Beautiful Eyes! is about how we consume culture. Boxsets and Marvel movies have people locked in for hours, but similarly, TikTok and memes facilitate cultural consumption in ever smaller fragments. It’s the latter that I’m more interested in. Technology has democratised comedy to some extent, and I’m fascinated by how many creators of memes and other digital content don’t seek copyright or credit for their work.” Album closer ‘I Love It When You Succeed’ adds contrast by inverting the theme and ending on something of a high. Thomas says “It’s the first song we’ve ever done where I’ve written the lyrics but Steven has recorded them. I couldn’t get them to sound right in my voice, but thankfully Steve nailed it. This number takes the theme of the album and flips it upside down. I have so many amazing friends who are out there, doing things, achieving things, and I love it. I get pleasure from their pleasure. I’m intensely jealous too though, don’t get me wrong.”

These tracks are critical and unrelenting, conveying their message amidst an auditory assault of crushing distortion, that adds a palpable weight to the material. ‘Feel Worse’ represents anger as a great motivator, there’s a purging within fury of its delivery. USA Nails astutely scold the culture of divisive, toxic political rhetoric, and working people being turned on each other as a distraction tactic. In the last few years, USA Nails have toured with Sub-Pop’s Metz and UK noise-rock legends Mclusky. They have completed numerous US and European headline stints, as well as supporting the likes of Future Of The Left, Mission Of Burma, No Age, Cocaine Piss, Viagra Boys, Hey Colossus and Unsane.
 

Something in the Room She Moves [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Calder Red 2LP]
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"Recent years brought about for Julia Holter an existential focus on human connection, amid the staggering change that came with the death of loved ones (including her young nephew, to whom the album is dedicated) and the birth of her daughter. On Something in the Room She Moves, Holter vividly processes the complexity, gravity, and awe of this confluence of experience. She calls the music “sensual,” “flowing,” and “nocturnal”--a testament to how love, with all of its challenges, “reroutes neural pathways.” The cover art by Holter’s childhood friend, artist Christina Quarles, highlights the multiplicity of intimate connection: are the figures embracing or in battle?

The title Something in the Room She Moves came to Holter spontaneously as she was naming the Logic project file for an early demo. Coincidentally, a few months later, she found herself mesmerized by the eight-hour cinéma-vérité Beatles documentary Get Back in 2021. Her titular phrase flips the gaze of the Beatles lyrics (“Something in the way she moves…”); the woman is no longer passively observed, but actively augmenting space. Holter has loved the Beatles since childhood, but sees the title less as a tribute than as a semi-surreal bit of automatic writing from her subconscious.

After a string of dream pop albums that established her searching voice in independent music—from 2012 breakthrough Ekstasis to Loud City Song and Have You in My Wilderness—Holter released the thrillingly experimental Aviary in 2018. Since then, she has scored films like Never Rarely Sometimes Always, performed a commissioned live score for The Passion of Joan of Arc with the Chorus of Opera North, and collaborated with her partner, Tashi Wada, who plays on her new album. Something in the Room She Moves is a remarkable progression in Holter’s oeuvre, synthesizing her free, improvisatory energy with her signature eloquence."

 

Found Money [LP]
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Found Money is the new collaboration between looming luminary LXVNDR and long term veteran Tachichi, both highlights of the Halifax hip hop scene. The album is an eclectic mix of sounds, including throwback boom bap, slow jams, horrorcore, club bangers, and even a touch of reggae.  LXVNDR and Tachichi bring along Jay’Mila, Paollo, Cee!!!!!!!!!, and Ghettosocks to share in the dope bars and flow flexing. Found Money is a hot, hit-heavy album that will reward repeat plays.

 

The Album [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black/White Splatter 2 LP]
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Bright & Black is metal music and orchestral music, two worlds existing in parallel, now clashing together by having metal writers compose directly for the orchestra. Performed by the Baltic Sea Philharmonic conducted by Kristjan Järvi with soloist Eicca Toppinen. Written by Eicca Toppinen (Apocalyptica), Fredrik Åkesson (Opeth), Erik Danielsson (Watain), Nico Elgstrand (Entombed AD), Tomas Haake/Dick Lövgren (Meshuggah) and more. Recorded in fall 2022 in Estonia. World tour in 2024. Indie Exclusive Black/White Splatter 2 LP with signed artist photo included. Limited Edition.  

Murder By Death -- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Limited Edition Translucent Clear LP]
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Murder by Death is a 1976 American comedy-mystery film directed by Robert Moore and written by Neil Simon. The whodunit spoof stars Peter Falk, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers, and Maggie Smith, playing send-ups of well-known fictional sleuths like Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, and features a rare acting performance by author Truman Capote. This 180g pressing marks the first-ever vinyl edition of Dave Grusin’s score for the film, and comes in a tip-on jacket featuring cover art by Charles Addams.  

Plunge [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clearwater Blue LP]
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Plunge is Sam Evian's 4th studio album, and the debut on his new imprint Flying Cloud Recordings/Thirty Tigers set for release on March 22, 2024. Joined by his closest friends and collaborators (including Liam Kazar, Sean Mullins, El Kempner of Palehound and Adrianne Lenker of Big Thief), the album was tracked live to tape in the early winter months of 2023 over a 10-day period at his quaint Flying Cloud Recording studio tucked away in the Catskills Mountains. With a wide-open recording approach, the result is Evian’s best album to date: a cathartic rock record that melds power pop, iridescent guitar, raucous psychedelia, and Sam’s now sought-after grooves. The music is both fresh and familiar, sonically inspired by his penchant for early 70s production and creatively propelled by the free-spirited process depicted in the Beatles documentary Get Back, as well as his urge to let go. ““No-one knew the songs or what the plan was. We kept it loose and fun. This was the spirit of the sessions. No headphones, no playback, minimal overdubs, or bleed. Fast and loose” Evian remarks.

Lyrically, Plunge is heavier than previous records, touching on themes surrounding his family, from unearthing past traumas, to celebrating his parents’ creative influence on his life. “Relationships stalling, failing, coming back together,” says Evian.  It is an album about love. It’s an homage to true love finding its way home, even if it takes a bit of a beating along the way.

 

Jar of Flies [LP]
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Alice in Chains’ acclaimed Jar of Flies is being reissued in celebration of its 30th anniversary.  The EP made history as the first of its format to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in its first week of sales.  Hit tracks like "No Excuses," "I Stay Away," and "Nutshell", extended the group's popularity.

 

Two Things At Once [Indie Exclusive Baby Pink LP]
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Louisville, KY’s Bendigo Fletcher unveil their second full-length album, Two Things At Once, on March 22, 2024 via Elektra.  Opening track “Upcountry Lemonade” ultimately sets the tone for "Two Things At Once. Breezy strumming washes over a steady beat punctuated by the wail of slide guitar as the lyrics paint an idyllic picture of picking up, leaving your old life behind, and embracing the future with eyes wide and hearts open. Against this sunny soundscape, lead vocalist/guitarist/banjo player Ryan Anderson promises, “I’m gone first thing tomorrow. Lips on the upcountry lemonade.”   The frontman fittingly dubbed it, “a self-liberation adventure about riding away on a motorcycle I’ll never have.”  Two Things At Once pulls together threads of folk, psychedelia, indie, alt-country, and rock into a pastiche of vibrant characters, vivid memories, and vital moments. It’s a recipe for 11 intoxicating and irresistible anthems earmarked by American Songbook-worthy storytelling and elevated songcraft. For the album, they notably reteamed with producer Ken Coomer [a founding member of Wilco and Uncle Tupelo], recording at Cartoon Moon Recording in Nashville and at Southern Grooves in Memphis joined by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Matt Ross-Spang [Jason Isbell, John Prine, Margo Price].  Anderson sums up the spirit of Two Things At Once, “If I worry too much about the fact that anything can happen at any time, the pressure can be crippling—so it helps to try to sit and bear witness to all the examples of love and joy around me. Even in times of great pain there’s also some peace that needs to be found. There’s always more than meets the eye.”

 

TYLA [LP]
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Debut album from South African rising star who won the inaugural “Best African Performance” at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards.  Includes the platinum single “Water.”

 

Happy Family
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Junior Marvin is widely recognized as an all-time great reggae musician and Musical Director and guitarist of Bob Marley's iconic band, The Wailers. Junior's new album, Happy Family, will be released 2/16/24 and will coincide with the theatrical release of One Love, the Bob Marley Paramount biopic feature film on 2/14/24. In the film, the role of Junior is played by his real-life son, Davo, who is also a musical artist. The first single from Happy Family will be Junior's new recording of "One Love". Junior Marvin was born in Jamaica and grew up in London and met the late Tuff Gong icon on Valentine's Day in 1977 (ironically the same day the film will be released) who touted him as the "young Jimi Hendrix of London". Marley immediately asked Junior to join his band as lead guitarist and became one of Marley's closest friends up until his death. Junior's guitar playing was a huge influence on Marley, and his musicianship can be clearly heard on such seminal Marley tracks as "Could You Be Loved" (which Junior originally wrote and gave to Marley), "Waiting in Vain," "Buffalo Soldier," "The Heathen", "One Love" and "Jamming".  

No Better Time [EP]
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Austin-born singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dylan Gossett makes a mark with his dusty instrumentation,
gravelly vocal delivery and emotionally vulnerable lyrics. His debut EP – No Better Time – is out now via Big Loud
Texas/Mercury Records. The project features his viral breakout hit “Coal,” which recently debuted on the Billboard
Hot 100 and peaked at #26 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart. The EP debuted at #7 on Billboard’s
Heatseekers Albums Chart and received critical acclaim from the New York Times, Billboard and Grammy.com.
Next up, Dylan embarks on his sold-out headline tour of the same name – “No Better Time Tour.” Available on 12"
vinyl.

 

Born
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Kenny Chesney - Born - Country CD

BORN offers much of what's made the 8x Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year the only country artist on Billboard's Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years for the last 15 years. As "Take Her Home," climbs the country radio charts, there's plenty more where the song of three moments that define taking a risk and finding a life came from.

 

Bright Future [Colored Vinyl] [Indie Exclusive]
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Mujeres Ya No Lloran [Clear Vinyl]
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Shakira - Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran - Latin Pop - 2 LP Vinyl

Global superstar Shakira's 12th studio album, `Las Mujeres Ya No Lloran', features 8 brand new songs and a remix in addition to 7 global smash hits, including "Te Felicito" with Rauw Alejandro, "Monotonía" with Ozuna, "TQG" with Karol G, "Acrostico", and the record-breaking viral collaboration with Bizarrap, "Music sessions vol. 53". The album is pressed on diamond clear vinyl.

 

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Music Releases 08-16-24
Obsessed [LP]
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Morgan Wade was feeling the urge to simplify after a period of relentless touring and intense media scrutiny during the last couple of years. Every time she sat down with her guitar, new songs just started pouring out. “They were just coming to me left and right,” Wade says. The Virginia-born singer-songwriter made a choice to return to the basics for her new album Obsessed, a solo-written, stripped-down 14-track collection produced by her touring guitarist Clint Wells that showcases Wade at her rawest and most vulnerable. “I really wanted to get back to doing what I used to do,” she says. “Just make this whatever I wanted it to be.”

 

Wade’s third album and follow-up to 2023’s Psychopath, Obsessed puts the focus on Wade’s storytelling abilities and singular voice. She writes with incredible force about the ache for home and the emotion of being reunited with loved ones, of feeling dangerously preoccupied with someone, and of being in situations that society might consider outside the norm. On Obsessed, Wade also does a thorough examination and inventory of her journey as a person, not sparing any ugly details when she’s been the one at fault. It’s a fearless look into the life of one of country music’s most exciting talents, arriving right as she’s hitting her stride.

 

Where I've Been Isn't Where I'm Going (Gate)
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Music Releases 08-09-24
Official Archive Series Vol. 3 - Live At Westonbirt Arboretum [Limited Edition LP]
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Status Quo ignite a stunning live performance at the National Arboretum Westonbirt! This unforgettable concert captures the legendary band's electrifying energy as they deliver their greatest hits and rock anthems in a breathtaking natural setting. Immerse yourself in the band's signature boogie rock sound, renowned for getting crowds moving. Relive the open-air concert held amidst the majestic trees and natural beauty of the National Arboretum Westonbirt.

This release is part of The Official Archive Series Vol. 3, a strictly limited and numbered collector's item for any Status Quo fan. Own a piece of rock history and experience the enduring power of Status Quo's live show.

Don't miss this opportunity to add this unique and unforgettable concert to your collection and experience the magic of Status Quo live at the National Arboretum Westonbirt!

 

 

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Music Releases 08-02-24
Leavin' This Holler [Indie Exclusive Limited Autographed Gold Vinyl]
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Russell County, Virginia-based 49 Winchester is following up their 2022 breakthrough hit, Fortune Favors The Bold with their latest album, Leavin’ This Holler. Since their last release in 2022 the band has mined success across the globe by playing multiple sold out tours in the US as well as a sold out run of arena concerts opening for Luke Combs across Europe. Crowds have celebrated and supported this band across the globe and the band’s hard workin ways continue to help build their devoted following.

Leavin’ This Holler is a soulful anthem of liberation and renewal. The album narrates a journey of breaking free from the chains of the past to pursue happiness and freedom. With a resolute spirit and a clean washed heart, 49 Winchester embraces change and sets out on a quest for new heights. Fortune has favored these bold boys and fueled by determination and the promise of a bright future, ‘Leavin’ this holler’ is a powerful ode to resilience and the pursuit of personal fulfillment.

 

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Music Releases 08-23-24
Starchris
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