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Music Releases 03-15-24
Deeper Well [Indies Exclusive Transparent Spilled Milk LP]
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The music on Deeper Well, the seven-time Grammy winner’s fifth album, is almost chimeric. Rolling acoustic guitars, puffy clouds of strings and synth, warm bass punctuations, layered harmonies, moments of Celtic melody and plenty of room on the tracks for Musgraves’ silvery vocals. On the bright, almost folky title track, the 30-something songstress surveys her life and priorities, recognizing what feeds her, drains her and even examines the childhood she’s left behind on her way to now.

Saturn returns, cardinals embody a dead friend, love is given and taken, streets rush by, belongings are packed and old chapters deserted, new love blooms, jade bracelets serve as talismans, deep lessons emerge, small details define everything, the woods are a refuge and New York City serves as the same gleaming beacon as Oz.

 

Boeckner! [Limited Edition Orange LP]
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Daniel Boeckner understands the grit and gravel that accumulates in the heart and that it takes an unwavering courage to crack through that clutter and burrow to the other side. And in Boeckner’s hands, that quest comes via post-apocalyptic synth and guitar heroism, a rallying cry for those always coming home through the scorched clouds. Throughout his work with Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits, Operators, Atlas Strategic, and more, the iconic Canadian indie rocker recognizes that few feelings are more gratifying—more memorable, more generative, more abundant—than hope. But it takes getting the hell out of your own way. A culmination of that deep library of musical reference, Boeckner is set to release his first album under his own name: Boeckner!

No matter where his genre exploration has taken him, there’s something about growing up in punk and DIY spaces that puts collaboration in Boeckner’s blood. Composed of a collection of intimately familiar elements, Boeckner! elicits the same thrill of young passion and discovery. It’s a jet-powered chase through a tech-noir cityscape—fueled by a dream and that special someone in the passenger seat.

That urgency and passion have always been a trademark of Boeckner’s, and writing on his own pushes those feelings further into the center of the scope. But while Boeckner may be the clear driving force behind the album, he’s not without collaborators for his solo debut. After meeting producer Randall Dunn while contributing to the soundtrack to the Nicolas Cage-starring psychedelic horror film Mandy, Boeckner knew he’d found the perfect counterpart for his solo debut. “I’d been a fan of his forever, especially the Sunn0))) records he produced,” Boeckner says. “Working with Randall really unlocked some suppressed musical urges, things that I enjoy in my private life but don’t normally weave into what I’m releasing—like occult synth, pseudo-metal, krautrock, and heavy psych influences.”

That base allows Boeckner to thoughtfully weave between emotional imagism and more grounded storytelling. Throughout the record, his imagery delves into science fiction, but it’s charged first and foremost by experience. The trio of Boeckner, Dunn, and drummer Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Fiona Apple) formed a sort of dark engine for the album, and Chamberlain’s ingenious approach of triggering a vintage Arp synthesizer simultaneously with each drum track helped Boeckner shape the record’s atmosphere. That tense futurism was influenced by Boeckner’s time staying in Dunn’s Circular Ruin studio, a dusky, electronic aura burned into every track.

By the end of the album, Boeckner! eases from sci-fi epic into something more akin to a torched VHS copy of a John Cassevetes film, the chemtrails and nuclear fallout fading long in the distance. Like all good sci-fi, the emotion and pain hits home for the author and listener alike, and the genre flourishes bolster the human experience. In revealing more than ever before, Boeckner! ratchets up the musical intensity to unforeseen levels and hopes to find some peace at the end of the journey.

 

Stand United [Limited Edition Trans Natural/Black Marble LP]
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In such turbulent times it's important to stand closely together as humanity instead of fighting each other. That's exactly what the new Firewind album 'Stand United' is about! In addition to societal problems and environmental issues, which are the main topic in ten new tracks, we are expecting the strongest masterpiece of band history. In line with the new release, the band around ex Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G. and vocalist Herbie Langhans (formerly Avantasia) will spread their message of 'Stand United' all over Europe in spring 2024. Combined with MASTERPLAN they will play a big co-headliner tour, among Germany, France, Spain, Sweden and many other countries. 'Stand United' will be released on March 1st, 2024 - available as several limited splatter and marbled vinyl variations, CD digipak and digital version. Also available as Digipak CD.  

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Originally released in 2012, ‘> album title goes here <’ is the sixth studio album by Canadian electronic music producer & composer deadmau5. The 13-track album features a handful of deadmau5’ biggest hits, including but not limited to: “The Veldt” with Chris James, “Professional Griefers” with Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance, “Channel 42” with Wolfgang Gartner, “Telemiscommunications” with Imogen  Heap, & more…

This album has reached peaks of success all over the world, with hitting #1 on Billboard’s U.S. Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart as well as the U.K. Dance Albums charts in 2012; ‘> album title goes here <’ also reached RIAA Gold certification, with over 40,000 units sold in Canada. 

Available for the first time ever on vinyl, this is ‘> album title goes here <’...

 

Cape Elizabeth [Aqua 12]
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• NOTE : STREET DATE HAS BEEN BUMPED TO TBD

Within six days and “without overthinking anything,” Noah Kahan completed the five-track Cape Elizabeth EP which has amassed 200M streams. See the newly repackaged Cape Elizabeth on Aqua-colored vinyl as Noah’s “thank you to the fans who stuck around, came to shows, watched my livestreams and listened.” The vinyl features fan- favorite songs “A Troubled Mind,” “Glue Myself Shut” and “Maine.”

 

WORLD WIDE WHACK [Limited Edition Baby Blue LP]
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Tierra Whack is a premiere rapper, musician and visual artist who is returning to the scene after a two-year gap in new releases. With collaborations with artists such as Beyoncé, Alicia Keys and Lil Yachty, Tierra has become a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Her highly anticipated debut album, WORLD WIDE WHACK, is a follow-up to her critically acclaimed visual EP, Whack World. Tierra collaborated with fellow Philly native, conceptual artist, Alex Da Corte, on the visuals, artwork and creative elements of this album. Silver LP.

 

american dream [2LP]
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Nearly six years after his last solo release, 21 Savage returns with the long-awaited new studio album, american dream.  Debuting on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #1 for two weeks in a row, the set continues in the rappers stone faced trap tradition but adding with some new elements including R&B on the track “prove It” featuring Summer Walker and Pop on the Doja Cat collaboration “n.h.i.e.”  There is no lack of hip hop prowess though with guest features from Metro Boomin’, The Weeknd, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Lil Durk, and more.

 

Saves The World [LP]
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MUNA’s sophomore album, Saves The World has been reissued on vinyl due to popular demand. The album delivers the alt-pop anthems fans know and love including hits like “Number One Fan” and “Stayaway". Rolling Stone called it a “mastery of pop songcraft” and Pitchfork named it “pristine pop.”

 

Everything I Thought It Was [LP]
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Everything I Thought It Was is the highly anticipated new album from multi-talented entertainer, recording artist, record producer, songwriter and actor Justin Timberlake. This is Justin’s sixth studio album, and includes the first single “Selfish,” a pop infused offering driven by its infectious melodies and features the star’s iconic soulful vocals.

 

Warp Speed Warriors [LP]
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Grammy-nominated extreme power metal pioneers DRAGONFORCE will release their monumental new album and Napalm Records debut, Warp Speed Warriors, on March 15, 2024! The iconic unit is known for their masterful, unparalleled and lightning-fast signature guitar solos that influenced a whole genre. The band around virtuoso guitarists and founding members Herman Li and Sam Totman are highly inspired by a myriad of heavy metal styles, fantasy realms and video games.
Formed in 1999, DRAGONFORCE has captivated audiences worldwide with their highly successful records and iconic singles, including the platinum-selling hit "Through the Fire and Flames" - the ultimate challenge for gamers on the legendary “Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock”. Renowned for their epic compositions that expand the boundaries of heavy metal, on their highly anticipated new full-length, DRAGONFORCE explore a wider range of varying musical styles than ever before, evolving their sound throughout the exciting musical journey.

 

Higher Power [Solid Viola LP]
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"Continuing his triumphant Napalm Records-era return, multi-Grammy Award nominee and winner Scott Stapp will unleash his brand new album, Higher Power, in 2024. As one of the best-known voices in rock, Stapp is “primed for a big decade, sounding just as powerful as he did at half his age and with a sense of newfound heaviness resting beneath his iconic voice,” according to Loudwire. The upcoming album follows 2019’s The Space Between the Shadows, which debuted at #3 on the US Current Rock Albums chart, the US Current Hard Music Albums chart, and the UK Official Rock and Metal Chart, among countless other top chart positions. Over the course of 10 unforgettable tracks - including unmissable radio-ready anthems, introspective ballads, undeniable metal bangers and heavy rock triumphs, Higher Power strobes with brilliance and fervent energy throughout, succeeding as a real-time journey traversing themes of loss, frustration, betrayal and near defeat. Accenting Scott Stapp’s quintessential vocal delivery and celebrated songwriting prowess, Higher Power features stand-out performances by hard rock queen Dorothy, multi-award winning guitar god Yiannis Papadopoulos, and a co-writing appearance by multi-Grammy Award winning songwriter and musician Steve McEwan. Higher Power was produced by Marti Frederiksen and Scott Stevens, with co-production by Stapp. With Scott Stapp’s trademark introspective and observational songwriting, he’s bookended the album experience with two songs that yield hope - opening title track, first single “Higher Power,” which bruises with thick, grooving riffs, an epic chorus, and then the contemplative album closer “Weight Of The World.” Between the two anchors is a textured arc of trial, error, discovery and revelation rooted in Stapp’s famed vocal approach that has had fans passionately singing along for decades. Tracks like the charging yet melodic “Deadman’s Trigger,” the heartfelt and hypnotizing “When Love Is Not Enough,” and the gripping, anthemic “Black Butterfly” feature some of the album’s most tantalizing riffs and metallic passages. Essential tracks like “What I Deserve,” “Quicksand”, and “Dancing In The Rain,” shine with the blistering yet delicate head-spinning leads and solos of guitar genius Yiannis Papadopoulos - contributions so invaluable that he is credited as a featured artist alongside Stapp. Acoustic ballad “If These Walls Could Talk” pairs Stapp with celebrated frontwoman Dorothy for an emotional duet that showcases a new facet for both vocalists. Later,“You’re Not Alone,” co-written with legendary songwriter Steve McEwan, serves as both a reclamation of faith and the realization that it’s possible to learn to survive alone without feeling alone. Higher Power soars as a conduit of reawakening and the deepening of one's faith, conviction, and dependence on a power greater than oneself. The album turns Stapp’s own experiences on the razor’s edge with the acknowledgement that no one walks through this life alone, while prospering as a crowning musical achievement of Scott Stapp’s potent modern era."

 

Alliance
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Saxophonist/flutist Sharel Cassity and drummer/composer Colleen Clark flex their veteran chops as they lead their group Alliance through an enticing and powerful set of jazz compositions. This includes works by Herbie Hancock, Mary Lou Williams, Jimmy Heath, and Mulgrew Miller, plus captivating new tunes by Clark and other members of Alliance, bassist Carmani Edwards, pianist Hannah Mayer, and special guest trumpeter Kellin Hanas, all leading voices in the emerging generation of jazz musicians.

 

The Living Kind [LP]
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John Smith has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and songwriters. Steeped in the lineage of British folk and American guitar music, taking his cue from Richard Thompson, John Martyn and Ry Cooder, John has evolved a transatlantic blend of guitar techniques. Sometimes using a slide, sometimes with guitar on his lap, sometimes detuning mid-song or pulling subtle expressions out of an array of effect pedals, Smith’s obsession with the instrument has made a master of him. Whether by way of album or concert, he leads the listener, enthralled in his presence, on a viscerally emotional journey.

His new record The Living Kind is the real masterpiece in American atmospherics – a true musician’s record, produced by Joe Henry, the man responsible for some of the subtlest Americana of recent times. The Living Kind is an album from someone lucky enough to have the gift of music to help put life’s greatest challenges into some kind of perspective. Smith says “The Living Kind is about responsibility and being very keenly aware of your place within a family dynamic,” he explains. “When I started writing these songs, I knew immediately what was happening; in the space of three years, I had essentially become a different person and had a lot more to deal with. I wrote the songs just as we were beginning to rebuild our lives. They are about changing for the better in the face of loss. Celebrating the good things and facing up to the bad. Staying positive, trying to keep an eye on the centre, holding on to those we love and working towards a better future.”

 

In the Twilight Grey [LP]
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With over thirty years of active, nefarious service under their spikes and bulletbelts, NECROPHOBIC are undisputed legends of the death and black metal scene. Formed in 1989 by drummer Joakim Sterner, the Stockholm blackhearts propagated a singular and fearless vision from the very start. NECROPHOBIC established a bold and vivid identity of their own, conjuring a densely melodic, but endlessly wicked take on macabre extreme metal that countless lesser bands have since emulated.
Despite numerous line-up changes and moments of turmoil, NECROPHOBIC’s dark light has never dimmed. As a result, when the band’s most efficacious line-up reconvened for 2018’s “Mark Of The Necrogram”, it was obvious to fans and critics alike that the Swedish quintet were back to the blistering form that first cemented their reputation. With guitarists Sebastian Ramstedt and Johan Bergeback back in the fold after a five-year hiatus, it was a self-evident career peak for all concerned. Not just the best sounding record of the band’s career, but one of the most monstrously dramatic and destructive records of the decade, it made the prospect of the next NECROPHOBIC albums even more mouth-watering. With their 10th studio album, “In the Twilight Grey”, the Swedish blackened death metal masters are taking an even deeper plunge into pitch black shadows. Yet again the album was produced, mixed and mastered by Fredrik Folkare (of death metal icons Unleashed) at Chrome Studios, Stockholm and engineered in close collaboration by Folkare and the band themselves. “In the Twilight Grey” doesn’t only offer classic NECROPHOBIC treasures such as “Stormcrow” or the title track, but also solemn journeys into somberness like the captivating “Nordanvind”.
 

Greatest Hits [Red Smoke LP]
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Defying pure, traditional Country, Justin Moore has been one of the genres most consistent hitmakers for more than a decade. His first-ever Greatest Hits package showcases 14 tracks, from career-defining songs like “Small Town USA” and “The Ones That Didn’t Make It Back Home" to live favorites like “Bait A Hoot” and “You Look Like I Need A Drink.” Available on Red Smoke LP.

 

The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow [2 LP]
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Charles Lloyd’s new studio album features a newly assembled quartet of four distinctive voices with the legendary saxophonist joined by pianist Jason Moran, bassist Larry Grenadier, and drummer Brian Blade. Recorded around Lloyd’s 85th birthday concert, The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow is a majestic body of work that presents Lloyd originals new and reimagined. The double-album finds one of the most significant musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries still at the peak of his powers.

 

Precious Memories: 20 Hymns and Gospel Classics
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Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry star Barbara Mandrell takes us to church with her inspiring renditions of Gospel classics, now available digitally and on CD. The two-time country music Entertainer of the Year delivers heartfelt renditions of timeless hymns and standards on this 20-song collection, showcasing the talents that garnered number one hits, world tours and a special place in the hearts and homes of countless viewers who enjoyed her hit prime-time television show.

 

One Love Revolution [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Flaming Orange LP]
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Pillar - "One Love Revolution" / One Love Revolution is the seventh album by Pillar. Originally released in August 2015, the album charted on Billboard's Top Alternative Albums (#25), Top Hard Rock Albums (#17), Top Rock Albums (#42) and Top Christian Albums (#8). Featuring tracks "One Love Revolution," "Disconnect," and "We Ride." Now available on vinyl for the first time! Indie Exclusive Flaming Orange LP. Limited Edition.  

Pressure Chief [LP]
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Pressure Chief is the fifth studio album by alternative rock band CAKE. Released in 2004, this album showcases the band's unique fusion of different musical styles including country, pop, and rock. With track highlights like “Wheels” and “No Phone,” CAKE further solidifies their presence in the music industry through their creativity and storytelling.

 

Moon's Milk (In Four Phases) [Transparent Orange 3LP]
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First compiled as a double CD in 2002, Moon’s Milk (in Four Phases) is a suite of four EPs that Coil released seasonally via their in-house Eskaton imprint across 1998. The line-up for these sessions were John Balance, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson, Drew McDowall, and William Breeze. Recorded primarily at their home studio in Chiswick, London on the eve of a permanent relocation to the small seaside town of Weston-super-Mare, the collection has long loomed as a pivotal and pinnacle work in the group's discography, but has never been officially reissued, or repressed on vinyl. Time has only ripened its tapestry of regal strangeness.

Arranged sequentially in tribute to the equinoxes and solstices, Moon's Milk captures Coil at a revelatory crossroads, leaning deeper into improvisation, spontaneity, and sound design. "Moon's Milk or Under an Unquiet Skull" initiates the proceedings on Spring Equinox, a two-part netherworld organ séance woven from vocal drones, cathedral keys, seasick strings, and opiated undertow. From there, Summer Solstice skews lighter but no less incantational, with Balance embracing his voice-as-instrument across lucid dream torch songs ("Bee Stings"), purgatorial spoken word ("Glowworms/Waveforms"), sultry chamber pieces ("Summer Substructures"), and falsetto ravings ("A Warning From The Sun (For Fritz)").

Autumn Equinox exudes more of a pensive and twilit mood, from the Rose McDowall-sung neofolk ballad "Rosa Decidua" ("I hear your voice sing near to me / I've put away the poisoned chalice (for now) / And lie down amongst the flowerbeds") to hall-of-lords hallucination "The Auto-Asphyxiating Hierophant” to the liminal string-plucked classic "Amethyst Deceivers," featuring excellent alien guitar by Breeze layered with Balance’s oft-quoted couplet: "Pay your respects to the vultures / For they are your future."

The album’s final chapter, Winter Solstice, is its most swooning, remote, and ceremonial. Opener "A White Rainbow" stirs strings, layered choral vocals, and shivering rhythm into an imploding burial hymn. "North" oscillates bleakly, a ghost in the machine murmuring opaque prophecy ("This black dog has no owner / This black dog has no odour"), while "Magnetic North" is its inverse, a guided meditation of gently flickering software and surreal chakra poetics ("Red rose filling the skull / Yellow cube in the lower pelvis / Silver moon crescent below the navel"). The suite fades to grey with a traditional English carol ("Christmas Is Now Drawing Near"), rendered like an executioner's song by Rose McDowall’s doomed, beautiful voice.

The DAIS box set includes the entirety of the rare Moon's Milk Bonus Disc CD-R / 2019 Threshold Archives CD, which includes three collaborations with Thighpaulsandra. This material is as rich and intoxicating as the previous four phases, ranging from electro-acoustic singing bowl rituals ("Copal") to dissonant electronic recitations of visionary Angus Maclise poetry ("The Coppice Meat") to ominous classical melancholia ("Bankside"). Once again, Coil confirm the vastness of their confounding, infinite alchemy, explored and refined across decades of experimentation – both sonic and bodily. From post-industrial to post-everything, theirs is an art untethered, in the wilds of its own design.

 

We Only Talk About Real Shit When We're Fucked Up [Transparent Red 2 LP]
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Dreamville rapper and global star, Bas’ fourth studio album, We Only Talk About Real Shit When We’re Fucked Up.
Featuring a star studded line up of special guests, Bas has curated an album primed for fans from all across the
globe including J. Cole (North Carolina), A$AP Ferg (New York), Adekunle Gold (Nigeria), Amaarae (Ghana), AJ
Tracey (London), FKJ (France) and more. Transparent Red 2 LP.

 

We Need The Wind
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Brian Scarborough is a standout trombonist who has made a mark for himself both as a performer and composer. With music described as "... simultaneously stimulating and accessible, refreshingly modern and rooted in tradition," (Chicago Jazz Magazine), Scarborough continues his trend of blending tradition with innovation as he presents his second album as a bandleader.  

At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1 [Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series LP]
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Recorded live at the Black Hawk, San Francisco in September 1959, “At The Blackhawk, Vol 1” is the first of 4 volumes released in 1960. Featuring six cuts, Manne (drums), is joined by Joe Gordon (trumpet), Richie Kamuca (tenor sax), Victor Feldman (piano) and Monty Budwig (bass). This new edition of the album is released as part of the Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds series on 180-gram vinyl pressed at QRP with (AAA) lacquers cut from the original tapes by Bernie Grundman and is presented in a tip-on jacket.  

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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.

 

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.

 

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]  

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.

 

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.”

 

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 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.

 

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.  

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]  

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.

 

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.”

 

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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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.  

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.

 

Showtime [White 7]
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Catfish and the Bottlemen are back after a nearly 5-year hiatus with new song “Showtime.” Frontman, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Van McCann recorded the song in Los Angeles with multi-GRAMMY® Award winning producer Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Rolling Stones). The song reflects the sun-kissed optimism of LA and marks a bold evolution in Van’s songwriting. White 7" Single.

 

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 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

 

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!

 

Legacy
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"Of all of the records I’ve made, this one might just be the most special. The opportunity to celebrate the musical legacy of one of my heroes, is a true honor. On this project I’m striving to build on the shoulders of this trombone giant, using many of my favorites of his compositions to explore new musical territory, as well as including pieces that are associated with J.J.’s catalog." Produced by GRAMMY-winning producer, arranger, and leader of the Gil Evans Project: Ryan Truesdell.

 

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 07-19-24
LIVE AT THE GARDEN AMPHITHEATER
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I Love You So F***Ing Much [Limited Edition Black/White Splatter LP]]
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Music Releases 06-21-24
Good Together [INDIE EXCLUSIVE Translucent Light Blue LP]
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Produced by Mike Elizondo (Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow), Lake Street Dive’s new album Good Together is an eclectic set of genre-bending songs that could only have come from popular music’s most agile and compelling outliers. Fusing pop, R&B, soul and jazz, Lake Street Dive: Rachael Price (vocals), Bridget Kearney (bass), Mike Calabrese (drums), Akie Bermiss (keyboards), and James Cornelison (guitar), have created the most confident and accomplished recording of their career.

 

Starface [LP]
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A defining talent on London's music scene, Lava La Rue is a true creative powerhouse. Their debut album, STARFACE, is a psychedelic romance about an alien sent to Earth to study the reasons why humans are so self-destructive. Exploring various genre influences and featuring collaborations from Cuco, Audrey Nuna and more, Lava has their eyes set on world domination.  

I Want To Disappear [Indie Exclusive Coke Bottle Clear with Orange Splatter LP]
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The Story So Far have announced their upcoming 5th studio album, I Want To Disappear, out June 21 via Pure Noise Records. Produced by Jon Markson (Drug Church, KOYO), the album features previously-released single “Big Blind” alongside nine brand new The Story So Far tracks. I Want To Disappear comes nearly six years after the band’s previous album Proper Dose, which debuted at #19 on the Billboard 200 chart.

 

Barriers [LP]
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“Barriers”, Robert Vincent’s fourth studio album, is released, again by Thirty Tigers, on summer solstice, a time that reminds us to look inwards to find what we need to love and evolve. “I’m learning how to lower my barriers and have made a more personal album than ever before” says Vincent. 
 
“He's the Real Deal” - Bob Harris OBE (BBC Radio 2)
 
Vincent’s third LP, the critically-acclaimed (“A phenomenal, spiritual listen – Sunday Times Album Review”) ‘In This Town You’re Owned’, was released by Thirty Tigers early 2020 and walked straight into a worldwide pandemic. Despite stalled promotional plans and tours, the record resonated enough to win the Americana Music Association UK’s ‘Album of The Year’ award for 2021. Receiving critical acclaim, the record also charted at number 2 in the UKAmericana Charts and American Songwriter Magazine named it in its top 20 albums (every genre) of 2020. 

Vincent’s powerful and soulful voice that attracted acolytes such as Bob Harris, Paul Carrack and Mary Chapin Carpenter. In 2016, Harris awarded Robert with his
‘Emerging Artist’ of the year award at the inaugural UK Americana Awards show describing Vincent as “absolutely magnetic” and “the real deal”. In 2018 following the
release of ‘I’ll Make the Most of My Sins’ (AMAUK Album of The Year 2018) Robert was invited to perform on the BBC ‘Old Grey Whistle Test, For One Night Only’
closing the show. It was this performance that would propel him to number 1 and 2 in the iTunes Album and Singles Charts.Maintaining his status as one of the most acclaimed voices in the UK Americana rock scene, Robert’s new songs represent a real left turn for an artist who is ready for something more. The intimacy and introspection of this evolving journey on the album’s songs is captured by the sure hand and keen ear of award-winning producer Ethan Johns whose work with Ray Lamontagne is a real touchstone for Vincent’s own ambition, mellowness, and honesty on Barriers. Johns also mixes the album and provides his own gifted instrumentation.

Vincent’s core band (Anna Corcoran on piano, vocals; Jim Kimberley, drums; Danny Williams, bass; Adrian Gautrey, guitar, keys) are gathered under the eye of engineer Jon Withnall (Coldplay, I Am Kloot) and performed the music live in the studio with the addition of guitarist Joe Coombes. They are ably adept at the musical shifts and changes on the album which keep one foot bedded in Americana rock whilst moving towards a more English singer songwriter sound. Robert continues to tour extensively showing his versatility as both a solo performer and with a full band. Notable past performances include 2023 Celtic Connections at Glasgow Theatre Royal with Mary Chapin Carpenter, showcase performances at Americana Fest in Nashville, Tennessee, supporting Roger Waters at Hyde Park,Tours with Paul Carrack and Duane Eddy.Tours around and after the album are booked for this year showcasing the consummate andsearingly honest songwriting of this talented artist.
 

Gravity [Indie Exclusive Transparent Blue LP]
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Manners (15th Anniversary) [Indie Exclusive Orange Marble LP]
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The debut album by Passion Pit.  Manners is coming back to vinyl for its 15th Anniversary. Remastered for vinyl with full gatefold jacket that displays alternative artwork only previously available on the cd.

 

atrás/além [Red 2x Vinyl LP]
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O Terno’s 2019 DIY masterpiece of modern Brazilian pop, , is now widely available on vinyl for the first time. The album (which features Devendra Banhart and Shintaro Sakamoto) had its first limited domestic vinyl pressing evaporate instantly, necessitating this essential Psychic Hotline pressing and an opportunity to introduce O Terno ("The Suit" - they both have three pieces, get it?) to a wider audience with their fourth and finest album. At its core the band is made up of Tim Bernardes (lead singer, songwriter, guitarist and piano player), Guilherme “Peixe” D’Almeida (bass) and Gabriel “Biel” Basile (drums) though all three play a part in producing, with Bernardes stepping forward to mix this record as well as composing and arranging ’s orchestral elements. A distinct departure from their previous albums - more sixties pop and less indie and psych rock - is the product of the band working in a familiar studio (RISCO) surrounded by a creative community. In the studio, they followed the open-source formula mapped out by The Beatles, The Kinks, Os Mutantes, Harry Nilson and others: write a good song (the hardest part), create a simple, yet elegant arrangement for bass, drums and guitar/piano, adorn the song with complementary instruments and melodies, and record it well, employing studio wizardry selectively and intentionally. As a result, the album sounds both retro in its analog texture and minimalist production, but contemporary in Bernardes’ songwriting and vocal style, which owes as much to Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes) and Grizzly Bear as to Milton Nascimento, Caetano Veloso or John Lennon.

 

Water Still Flows [Indie Exclusive True Red LP]
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Rich Ruth, the recording project of Nashville multi-instrumentalist Michael Ruth, makes wholly immersive instrumental songs that thread the line between gleefully adventurous and calmingly meditative. His music starts in solitude with mesmerizing loops and drones anchoring the arrangements that are eventually colored in by an eclectic cast of collaborators. The resulting exploratory compositions, which combine spiritual jazz, synth-infused post-rock, and cosmic ambient, often beguile but they always soar with a palpable immediacy. His new album Water Still Flows is both his heaviest and his most cathartic. Across seven songs, the LP is both a document of an artist stretching the limits of his process and a testament to how songwriting can be a personally grounding force.
 

Diamond Life [LP]
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Diamond Life (1984) is Sade’s debut album, featuring the singles “Your Love Is King”,
“When Am I Going To Make A Living”, “Smooth Operator”, and “Hang On To Your Love.”
The album was recorded at Power Plant Studios (England). The vinyl audio uses high
resolution digital transfers of the stereo master mixes, from the original studio recordings,
remastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios. The elaborate, half-speed mastering
process has produced exceptionally clean and detailed audio whilst remaining faithful to the
band’s intended sound. No additional digital limiting was used in the mastering process, so
the album benefits from the advantage of extra clarity and pure fidelity, preserving the
dynamic range of the original mixes, presented on pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl.
The original album sleeve and packaging elements have been meticulously reproduced in
exact detail with authentic paper and printing methods.

 

Promise [LP]
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Promise (1985) is Sade’s second album, featuring the singles “The Sweetest Taboo”, “Is It
A Crime?”, and “Never As Good As The First Time.” The album was recorded at Power Plant
Studios (England) and Studio Miraval (France). The vinyl audio uses high resolution digital
transfers of the stereo master mixes, from the original studio recordings, remastered at half-
speed at Abbey Road Studios. The elaborate, half-speed mastering process has produced
exceptionally clean and detailed audio whilst remaining faithful to the band’s intended sound.
No additional digital limiting was used in the mastering process, so the album benefits from
the advantage of extra clarity and pure fidelity, preserving the dynamic range of the original
mixes, presented on pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl. The original album sleeve and
packaging elements have been meticulously reproduced in exact detail with authentic paper
and printing methods.

 

Stronger Than Pride [LP]
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Stronger Than Pride (1988) is Sade’s third album, featuring the singles “Love Is Stronger
Than Pride”, “Paradise”, “Nothing Can Come Between Us”, “Turn My Back On You”, and
“Haunt Me.” The album was recorded at Compass Point Studios (Bahamas), Studio Miraval
(France), and Studio Marcadet (France). The vinyl audio uses high resolution digital
transfers of the stereo master mixes, from the original studio recordings, remastered at half-
speed at Abbey Road Studios. The elaborate, half-speed mastering process has produced
exceptionally clean and detailed audio whilst remaining faithful to the band’s intended sound.
No additional digital limiting was used in the mastering process, so the album benefits from
the advantage of extra clarity and pure fidelity, preserving the dynamic range of the original
mixes, presented on pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl. The original album sleeve and
packaging elements have been meticulously reproduced in exact detail with authentic paper
and printing methods.

 

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Music Releases 07-12-24
X's [Indie Exclusive Crystal Clear LP]
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With the release of Cigarettes After Sex’s third album, X’s, the band finally takes center stage as not just one of today’s preeminent indie bands, but as one of the most globally accomplished acts across any genre. Filled with raw, imagistic, sometimes smutty vignettes set to entrancing, slow burn pop songs, bandleader Greg Gonzalez captures every emotion a romantic arc inspires. Indie Exclusive Crystal Clear LP. Limited Edition.

 

Big Ideas [LP]
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After two long years living in a constant state of touring and transition, Remi Wolf returns with her most grounded and self-realized LP yet. Inspired by and struggling with how transient her life had become, Big Ideas is the combination of those complexities into a slick, ambitious new record that further solidifies her as one of the most exciting pop artists in a generation. LP Packaging: Standard black vinyl in gatefold jacket with 11x17" exclusive poster insert of Remi.  

UNPRECEDENTED SH!T [INDIE EXCLUSIVE COKE BOTTLE CLEAR LP]
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These days, every artist’s album needs to have a story. The music can’t speak for itself.

But after 22 records, why can’t Ani DiFranco’s work speak for itself? Yes, her forthcoming album is shaped by stories — ones about reproductive freedom, the double-edged sword of the pandemic, identity and ever-evolving belief systems that have shaped each of its 11 songs. It was paramount to the folk-feminist hero that listeners not be saddled with preconceived notions while diving into her 23rd album Unprecedented Sh!t. “I believe there is a rhyme and a reason as to why these songs have come together in this way now and I want people to experience this album as a journey, a piece of art, without being influenced by a cacophony of surrounding narratives.”

While many of DiFranco’s albums were made more insularly, she’s opened herself up to collaboration in recent years. For 21 of DiFranco’s 22 albums, she opted to self-produce. With Unprecedented Sh!t, she wanted to try working with a producer and tapped BJ Burton, who produced one of her favorite albums, Bon Iver’s 22, A Million.

The title Unprecedented Sh!t is not only representative of how much of a sonic departure the 11-track album is from Ani’s other work, but also a political and social commentary on the current state of the world. “We find ourselves in unprecedented times in many ways, faced with unprecedented challenges. So, our responses to them and our discourse around them, need to rise to that level.”

 

L.A. Times [Limited Edition Green Marble LP]
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TRAVIS / L.A. TIMES / Glasgow's multiple BRIT and Ivor Novello-winning songwriting giants Travis return with the announcement of L.A. Times, their tenth studio album, available from 12th July 2024 via BMG. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Air, Beck, Phoenix), L.A. Times was written by Fran Healy in his studio on the edge of Skid Row, Los Angeles, the city he has called home for the last decade. He describes L.A. Times as Travis' "most personal album since The Man Who".  

THINGS WERE NEVER GOOD IF THEY'RE NOT GOOD NOW [Indie Exclusive Lime Green LP]
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Indie Retail Vinyl Variant: - Handwritten note from DW - Personal photos - Alternate cover image - signed insert and numbered "It took me a while to make this record - my whole adult life essentially. Early last year, I was struggling to find things to sing about, or reasons to sing at all. A series of failures led me to a point where I entered an addiction counseling program and committed myself to getting to the bottom of myself, right down to the stuff I kept from everyone. It’s been a process. Since then, I’ve held myself to a high standard of total honesty always. I shaved my head. I changed my mind about a lot of things. It turns out the truth really does set you free. Eventually, new songs started to reappear. These are those songs. I suppose it’s a sort of farewell to the guy I was pretending to be. I’ve struggled in the past with the character I inhabit in many of my songs. I seem wise, magnanimous, chivalrous. I was trying to will myself into a person I might love and respect.
While I’ve always aimed for rigorous honesty in my songwriting, this time I got to push off from the actual bottom of myself. I won’t be cheesy and say I feel like this is my first album, but it certainly feels like a new start. I hope you find the songs useful."
 

To Save A Child
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Eric Clapton's intimate concert filmed in London in front of a small audience in December 2023. Eric’s set included "Tears In Heaven,” “Layla," "River Of Tears," "Got To Get Better In A Little While,” and a very special version of George Harrison's "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)" featuring a special guest appearance from Dhani Harrison. Also featuring a special bonus track titled "Prayer of a Child" - a brand new studio recording. The proceeds will be donated in aid of the children in Gaza.

 

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Music Releases 04-12-24
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.

 

All of Us Strangers (Original Motion Picture Score) [LP]
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Hollywood Records presents the original score for the Searchlight Pictures film, All Of Us Strangers, composed by pianist Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch. Starring Andrew Scott, Paul Mescal, Jamie Bell and Claire Foy.

 

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

 

I’M DOING IT AGAIN BABY! [Standard LP]
$28.98  28.98
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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.

 

Silence Is Loud [LP]
$37.99  37.99
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Nia Archives is the star at the forefront of the latest era of jungle. Since her emergence in 2020, her collagist soundscapes have helped bring the sound to a new generation of clubgoers (though fair warning: don’t call her a revivalist – she’s the first to point out that the scene never went away.) So, when it comes to talk of the 24-year-old DJ/producer/singer-songwriter’s much-anticipated debut album, Silence Is Loud, the odds are you’re thinking of a full-length record of weightless jungle tracks with basslines so intense they’ll leave your ears ringing.

 

Papercuts [Indie Exclusive Black & Red Splatter]
$39.98  39.98
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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]
$29.99  29.99
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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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