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Mandolin Orange

2LP w/ DL, bonus EP with 4 traditional covers, blue vinyl, insert

Anchored by poignant songwriting and their intimate live shows, Mandolin Orange (Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz) has quietly and confidently found their audience. On February 1, they will release a new album, Tides of a Teardrop, through Yep Roc Records. Thematically this album is a release for Andrew Marlin, the group's songwriter. He lost his mother at a younger age, and although that has impacted his writing in the past, this collection of songs is thematically about letting go and finding peace. Marlin and Frantz were joined by their touring band and for the first time, took more than a few quick days between tour, to record the album. That level of comfort shines through in the band's most accomplished set of songs to date.

Mandolin Orange
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Beirut

Beirut

Gallipoli [LP]

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Gallipoli, Beirut’s fifth album, started life when Zach Condon returned to his old Farfisa organ, the same one he used to write his first two albums, Gulag Orkestar (2006) and The Flying Club Cup (2007). After stints writing and recording in both New York and Berlin, with time for Zach to recover from a broken arm factored in, band plus producer Gabe Wax (Speedy Ortiz, Soccer Mommy, Adrianne Lenker / Big Thief) headed to Puglia in Italy to finish the album. With the remote rural setting “the right amount of isolated”, an intense month of 12 to 16-hour days in the studio with day trips around the coastline followed. Inspired by the surroundings, Gallipoli is unintentionally more visceral than Beirut’s more recent albums, alive with an energy that is further enhanced by every creak and groan of their instruments, every detuned note, and all amp buzz and technical malfunction being left in the cracks of the songs.

Beirut
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White Lies

White Lies

Five [LP]

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Five, the new album from White Lies, sees the West-London trio scaling new creative heights with re-energized confidence. As the band explains: ''This is a mile stone record for White Lies. It marks our decade as a band, which has pushed us to expand our sound and reach new territory artistically - it marks the start of a new and exciting chapter for us'' The writing and recording process took in both sides of the Atlantic including a creative sojourn to Los Angeles where they worked on new material with old acquaintance Ed Buller - producer of two previous White Lies albums including the band's chart-topping debut To Lose My Life and third release Big TV. More complex and bolder than its four predecessors with the addition of personal and-at-times intimate lyrics of bassist and primary songwriter Charles Cave, Five provides a confident stride forward.

White Lies
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Within Temptation

Within Temptation

Resist [LP]

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After 2 decades, WITHIN TEMPTATION is ready to break with the past. Following HYDRA in 2014, the 7th studio album ‘RESIST’ is a distinctive metal record that takes inspiration from our modern & future society and casts it into arrangements & dark melodies like you’ve never heard before. Armed with 10 anthemic tracks that consist of heartfelt melodies, bombastic drums and heavy wobbles, but also flawless collaborations with famous singers Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) and Anders Fidén (In Flames).

Within Temptation
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American Authors

American Authors

Seasons

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American Authors
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Cherry Glazerr

Opaque Red Vinyl. After releasing 2016's critically acclaimed Apocalipstick, Cherry Glazerr spent the next 18 months touring the world on their own steam. Between DIY All Ages venues, rock clubs, large festival stages, and massive theaters with some of the world's best and most beloved bands (The Pixies, Flaming Lips, Slowdive, and The Breeders, among others), the band has really only stopped to work on their follow up, Stuffed & Ready. While furiously building the band's sound and ideas, front person Clem Creevy enlisted Carlos de La Garza to be the band's studio co-collaborator as they evolved the songs and refined the recordings.

Cherry Glazerr
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Nina Nesbitt

The eagerly awaited album from Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ will be released on the February 1, 2019 through Cooking Vinyl. Having obtained over 100 million streams between singles since signing her new deal with Cooking Vinyl, the new album shows Nina at her lyrical and musical best.
 
‘The Sun Will Come Up, The Seasons Will Change’ has been three years in the making and bears no hint of compromise as Nina demonstrates her unique talent for acute lyrical observations and ear-worm melodies. Heralding a musical change of direction from Nina with more obvious pop influences, the album is a scintillating journey through a whole range of genres and moods.

Nina Nesbitt
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Unloved

Unloved

Heartbreak [LP]

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Unloved is the trio of vocalist Jade Vincent, Keefus Ciancia (known for his collaborations with T-Bone Burnett, including the soundtrack to True Detective, and his unprecedented project with Jeff Bridges, Sleeping Tapes) and David Holmes (one of the world's most innovative DJs turned composer whose work includes Steven Soderberg's Ocean's Trilogy). Sharing a love for 60s' girl groups, French pop and film noir soundtracks, they have a sound at once hauled out of the silty depths of the past, and simultaneously wholly modern. Vincent's sublime voice and lyrics, possess an aching, rich-smoked tone of loss and love. Unloved's second full length record Heartbreak, was emboldened by its predecessor to be more emotionally exposed, more musically, lyrically, and vocally audacious. To enter the world of Unloved is to surrender oneself to a great musical immersion, where thoughts soften, ideas mingle with twisted mancini-esque orchestrations and music binds the dawn and dark.

Unloved
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Set It Off

Set It Off finds the perfect balance of rock & dark pop with their 5th record & Fearless Records debut 'Midnight.' Bringing back organic instrumentation & introducing a darker sound, Set It Off are able to bring their insane live energy to 15 new recorded tracks.

Set It Off
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Girlpool

With their powerful harmonies and imaginative songwriting in full force, Girlpool are making new creative leaps with their new album, What Chaos Is Imaginary. Combining elements of shoegaze, folk, and 80’s postpunk with their own melodic gifts, these two great songwriters come up with a modern classic full of great tunes and sonic surprises. Impressive growth for this already celebrated band.

Girlpool
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A. Sinclair

Every song that Aaron Sinclair writes has a certain underlying feeling. SPIN described it as 'twitchy paranoia.' Baeble Music sensed a 'strung-out urgency' in his voice, while the Austin Chronicle called his music 'tension-driven' with 'tight, rough riffs and sharp post-punk lines.' This is definitely apparent on A Sinclair's newest release 'Catpaws' our Feb 1st on Nine Mile Records. 'Catpaws' widens Sinclair's songwriting focus and brings a new level of focused energy to song craft and the most intensely rocking album of their career.

A. Sinclair
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The Bright Light Social Hour

The Bright Light Social Hour is an American psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas. The band is composed of Jackie O'Brien (bass guitar/vocals), Curtis Roush (guitar/vocals), Edward Braillif (synthesizers/guitar), and Joseph Mirasole (drums.) Known for their incredible live shows, The Bright Light Social Hour has performed at major festivals including Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, in addition to their own international touring. They have received acclaim from KCRW and Huffington Post.

The Bright Light Social Hour
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Ex:Re

Ex:Re

Ex:Re [LP]

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Running parallel to Daughter, Elena Tonra has assumed the pseudonym Ex:Re (pronounced ex ray) for her eponymously-titled debut solo album, a deeply personal record that was made with both a sense of urgency and a cathartic need. Tonra’s candid solo songs document the time after a relationship ended and are written like unsent letters to herself and others.

Ex:Re
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Soen

Soen

Lotus [LP]

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SOEN TO RELEASE THEIR FOURTH ALBUM, LOTUS, IN FEBRUARY 2019 Swedish-based progressive metal group Soen will purge themselves of their 4th album -Lotus- on February 1st 2019. Featuring nine pieces, Lotus is the latest in a line of aural therapies from the band, questioning much of today’s darkness as juxtaposed with moments of great escape and hope. The lotus flower has always been a symbol of the purity rising from muddy uncertainties, and with songs such as “Covenant”, “Rival”, “Martyrs” and the title cut all expressing perspectives of life’s darker moments, it was a natural title for this latest project. Produced by David Castillo and Iñaki Marconi at Ghostward Studios and Studio 6 between July and October 2018, the centre-point of the album remains those trademark, snap-heavy, progressive Soen riffs, while overall Lotus promises an exciting new chapter of skin-shedding, soul-searching journeys for all who dare to commit to the ride.

Soen
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