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What's New 1-14-22

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Dulatone

Coming off the success of their darkly cinematic third record III, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites' latest work is their most spontaneous and joyous yet, featuring their ever-more-sophisticated songwriting and arranging and production from longtime producer and friend Simone Felice. Touching on themes of love and American life, the album features the foot-stomping, anthemic, arena-filling sound the band has become beloved for worldwide.

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Ninja Tune

It’s no surprise that while being Simon Green’s most emotionally intense record, Fragments is also his masterpiece. The album features Jamila Woods, Joji, Kadhja Bonet, Jordan Rakei, O’Flynn and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Born first out of fragments of ideas and experimentation, the album ultimately was fused together in a burst of creativity fueled by both collaboration and Green’s escape into the wild.

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Jamestown Revival Recordings

Young Man is their first project without electric guitars, with the emphasis instead on skillful songwriting, flawless harmony, and intricate fingerpicking. Sonically the album draws on inspirations such as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, yet there’s also a dusty Western feel, similar to a Guy Clark or Townes Van Zandt album where the detailed backdrop and acoustic arrangements convey the story as eloquently as the lyrics do.

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4AD

ARIA & BET nominated artist, Tkay Maidza has announced the highly anticipated follow up to 2020’s breakout Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2, which earned the #1 Best EP of the Year nod from The Needle Drop. Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 completes Tkay’s trilogy and will feature another round of eight plush, laid-back songs that effortlessly mix pop, rap, R&B, and reggae.

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Capitol

The Boy Named If is an album of urgent, immediate songs with bright melodies, stinging guitar solos, and a quick step to the rhythm. Costello says, “The full title of this record is ‘The Boy Named If (And Other Children’s Stories).’ ‘IF’ is a nickname for your imaginary friend; your secret self, the one who knows everything you deny, the one you blame for the shattered crockery and the hearts you break, even your own.”

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Domino

From Billie Holiday to Iggy Pop, Chan Marshall reaches back to songs that have affected her from childhood to the present, connecting each with a deeply personal memory. Alongside covers of rock-and-roll icons, Marshall brings her inimitable vocal power and elegant arrangements to songs by contemporary artists, capturing the defiance of Dead Man’s Bones’ “Pa Pa Power” and the dreaminess of Lana Del Rey’s “A White Mustang.”

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Pure Noise

A Tear In The Fabric Of Life is a balancing act: a mid-length EP with grand ambitions and scope, one full of new sonic elements and a cohesive aesthetic that hangs onto the band’s trademark anthemic delivery. The songs speak to each other in a language that’s equal parts Phil Spector and death metal while balancing the tension between technical mastery and catchiness. This is Knocked Loose, distilled, and taking a leap.

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New Release Round-Up 01-14-22

Punch Brothers - Hell on Church Street

Punch Brothers - Hell on Church Street - Nonesuch
Hell on Church Street, Punch Brothers’ newest album, out this week on Nonesuch Records, is the band’s reimagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice’s landmark solo album Church Street Blues. The record features a collection of songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Bill Monroe, and others. Recorded at Nashville’s Blackbird Studio in November 2020, during a time of great uncertainty, Hell on Church Street was intended as both its own work of art and a gift to Rice, who died that Christmas. Punch Brothers said of Tony Rice and Church Street Blues: “No record (or musician) has had a greater impact on us, and we felt compelled to cover it in its entirety, with the objective of interacting with it in the same spirit of respect-fueled adventure that Tony brought to each of its pre-existing songs.”

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Cat Power - Covers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP] Video Available
Bonobo - Fragments [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Marbled 2LP] Video Available

The Lumineers - Brightside [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Oceania LP]
Underoath - Voyeurist [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Golden Age LP]
Jeff Tweedy - Chelsea Walls
The Kernal - Listen To The Blood
Grace Cummings - Storm Queen
Elvis Costello & The Imposters - The Boy Named If
The Wombats - Fix Yourself, Not The World
Garcia Peoples - Dodging Dues
Richard Carpenter - Richard Carpenter’s Piano Songbook
Mary Lattimore - Collected Pieces: 2015-2020
Jamestown Revival - Young Man
Killing Joke - Killing Joke (2003) [Limited Edition Translucent Purple 2 LP]
The Mars Volta - The Bedlam In Goliath [Limited Edition White, Gold & Glow In The Dark 3LP]
Fit For An Autopsy - Oh What The Future Holds
Skillet - Dominion
Smoke DZA - A Closed Mouth Don't Get Fed [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Smoke DZA & Curren$y - Prestige Worldwide [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cerulean Marble LP]
Otis Redding - The Best Of Otis Redding [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP]
The Monkees - Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Translucent Green LP]
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP]
Miles Davis & Michel Legrand - Dingo: Selections from the Motion Picture Soundtrack [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Red LP]


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UPCOMING RELEASES

John Mellencamp - Strictly A One-Eyed Jack

John Mellencamp - Strictly A One-Eyed Jack - Republic
John Mellencamp's 25th studio album, Strictly A One-Eyed Jack, is set for release 1/21/22 on Republic Records. The album was written and produced by Mellencamp, recorded at his Belmont Mall Studios in Indiana, and recorded/mixed by GRAMMY-award winner David Leonard. It features a number of longtime band members including Andy York, Dane Clark, Mike Wanchic, Troye Kinnett, and more. It also features three collaborations with Bruce Springsteen including the landmark duet “Wasted Days.”

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AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch

AURORA - The Gods We Can Touch - Glassnote
The Gods We Can Touch is an elegant and celestial but provocative album about shame, desire and morality, all seen through the narrative prism of Greek mythology. In each of the album's fifteen songs we meet a different god. Featuring lead single "Cure For Me," the album is ultimately "a celebration of being human, and what makes us human."

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Greensky Bluegrass - Stress Dreams

Greensky Bluegrass - Stress Dreams - Big Blue Zoo Records
For two decades now, Greensky Bluegrass has been building an empire, brick by brick. Their eighth studio release, Stress Dreams was produced by Dominic Davis (Jack White) and Grammy winning engineer/producer Glenn Brown amidst the 2020 pandemic. It follows their 2019 release, All for Money, which landed on the Top 100 at the Billboard Albums Chart, Top 20 at Independent Albums and Current Country Albums, Top 10 at Americana/Folk Albums Top 5 at Heatseekers, and #1 at Bluegrass Albums. Greensky is widely known for their dazzling live performances and relentless touring schedule. As with traditional bluegrass, the band writes about their own contemporary day-to-day happenings, emotions, and experiences in the modern world. Their die-hard fans pack out venues across the country. They travel in droves and sell out multiple-night show runs at iconic venues like Red Rocks and The Ryman.  

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Now Hear This! - January 2022

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New Release Round-Up 12-17-21

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels: 50th Anniversary

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels: 50th Anniversary - UMe
Frank Zappa's "200 Motels" turns 50! In celebration of FZ's famous 1971 "Surrealistic Documentary," Zappa Records, UMe, and MGM are pleased to present the original soundtrack newly remastered by the legendary Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, and featuring all original packaging including the booklet and mini-replica movie poster. Pressed on 180-gram heavy vinyl 2 LP by Optimal Media in Germany.

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Kelley Stoltz - Antique Glow: Expanded Edition

Kelley Stoltz - Antique Glow: Expanded Edition - Third Man Records.
Third Man Records is proud to release the 20th anniversary expanded edition of Kelley Stoltz's defining album 'Antique Glow.' Originally self-released in miniscule vinyl-only quantities in 2001, 'Antique Glow' has served not only as a template for the length of Kelley Stoltz's twenty-plus year career, but has also served as a compass for other Anglophile, TASCAM 388 home recording acolytes.  Original copies featured Stoltz's clever, wry and fanciful hand-painted adornments overtop reclaimed thrift store LP jackets, Third Man's release here utilizes some of those original unused images for a die-cut sleeve that ultimately gives the listener six different possible album covers. The songs are by and large masterpieces of bedroom pop magic. From the whispering 'Here Comes the Sun'-adjacent acoustic underpinnings of album opener 'Perpetual Night' through the fuzz-threaded leads of 'Are You Electric?' Stoltz's inspirations are impeccable and clear. Sixties Davies British Invasion through 80's British Bunnymen post-punk, with appropriate off-shoots into West Coast American pop-psych, Velvets-indebted hooliganism and Drake/CSNY acoustic attenuations, the end result is pure joy. On the expanded version, standout tracks previously relegated to an Australian tour-only CD (like the breathlessly cinematic 'Old Pictures') see their first-ever vinyl and digital release while there's an additional 8 songs from the 'Antique Glow'-era seeing their first ever release in any format. The cutting room floor quality here is second-to-none, Stoltz clearly gifted with the curse of writing too many indelible songs, so the newly released 'Too Beck' (originally cast off by Kelley because he thought 'it sounded too much like Beck') and 'Umbrella' stand firm as some of the best, most timeless music Stoltz has ever released... a full two decades after he recorded them! With all instruments and vocals performed by Stoltz, the singularity of vision here is impeccably clear and executed.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Bo Burnham - INSIDE (The Songs)
Elbow - Flying Dream 1 [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Green LP]
Brian Wilson - At My Piano
Amanda Shires - For Christmas
Eddie Vedder - Long Way [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
FUZZ - LEVITATION Sessions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green with Heavy Purple Splatter LP]
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Germaine Franco, Encanto - Cast - Encanto (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Demi Lovato - Dancing With The Devil...The Art of Starting Over
NCT - The 3rd Album 'Universe' [Photobook Ver.]
SING 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Illusory Walls [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
Ween - At the Cat's Cradle, 1992
Stubbs The Zombie: The Soundtrack [Indie Exclusive Black/Green Splatter LP]
The Zoo - Presents Chocolate Moose [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Spearmint Green LP]
Federal Duck - Federal Duck [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Orange LP]
Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon III: The Chosen
Logic - Bobby Tarantino III
Morgan Wallen - Dangerous: The Double Album [Double Cassette]


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What's New 12-10-21

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Loma Vista

The continuation of Common's movement music, Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 recognizes there is much work to be done while acknowledging progress and starting to live our dreams. As Common puts it, "Something kept telling me to focus on the good and the things I wanted to see in the world. Music is one of the things that gives me hope and happiness." *Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Signed CD*

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Warner

Between1994 to 2001, Green Day would visit the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in London four times and record live sessions for Radio 1’s “Evening Show” and its popular DJ Steve Lamacq. This compilation documents those sessions, and includes many of the band’s hits including “When I Come Around”, “Basket Case”, “Brain Stew/Jaded” and “Minority”. *Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Milky Clear 2x Vinyl*

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Republic

This musical family has played together for a half century, yet they continue creating elegant romantic acoustic ballads, powerhouse electric rockers and insightful rollicking tunes that stick with you. Neil and Crazy Horse fans have long shouted for “more barn” and here it is… 10 new songs that capture the wild, rock and roll spirit, the idiosyncratic raw sound and the lyrical beauty that epitomizes a classic NYCH collaboration.

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Sub Pop

Longtime Wrens member Kevin Whelan's first solo album draws heavily from the perseverance of the soul, resulting in an infectious and inspiring sonic uplift -- the kind of overpowering songwriting that will reaffirm your belief in life itself. If you're familiar with Whelan's past work, these ten tracks bear a certain and unmistakable familiarity, but also mark an exciting new chapter as he steps out with more vulnerability than ever before.

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Appalachia Record Co.

This archival project compiles previously unheard recordings from 80-plus hours of tape saved through the years by Appalachian music great Loney Hutchins. In addition to his vast catalog of traditional country music, there are songs never before heard by Hazel Smith and Helen Carter, as well as Johnny Cash penned tunes recorded for the first time. It’s an extraordinary time capsule from an amazing era of creativity in country music.

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SAVE THE DATE!

SAVE THE DATE!

We're looking forward to the 15th annual celebration of the brick-and-mortar record store, the people inside those walls, and the music, art and entertainment you take home from them. We can't wait for Record Store Day, the party that's become the Largest Single Day Music Event In The World. Record Store Day is April 23, 2022

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New Release Round-Up 12-10-21

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Barn

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Barn - Reprise
Barn, the new Neil Young & Crazy Horse album was recorded in a remote, restored, 19th century log barn. This musical family has played together for a half century, yet they continue creating new music. Neil and the Horse fans have long shouted for “more barn” and here it is… 10 new songs that capture the wild, rock and roll spirit, the idiosyncratic raw sound and the lyrical beauty that epitomizes a classic NYCH collaboration. The last song appeared on the last morning and was recorded just an hour later during a pounding hailstorm and during the full moon. The album was recorded this summer over a handful of days. The ten new songs encompass all that Neil Young with Crazy Horse are known for, beautiful romantic acoustic ballads, powerhouse electric rockers and insightful rollicking tunes that stick with you. Niko Bolas was parked adjacent to the barn, in an exquisite analog mobile recording truck, Le Mobile ready to capture and mix the album on the spot. 

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Green Day - BBC Sessions

Green Day - BBC Sessions - Warner Records
Between 1994 to 2001, Green Day would visit the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in London four times and record live sessions for Radio 1’s “Evening Show” and its popular DJ Steve Lamacq. This compilation documents those sessions, and includes many of the band’s hits including “When I Come Around”, “Basket Case”, “Brain Stew/Jaded” and “Minority”.

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The Band - Cahoots: 50th Anniversary Edition

The Band - Cahoots: 50th Anniversary Edition - Capitol
The Band celebrates the 50th Anniversary of their fourth studio album Cahoots with an all-new remix and remaster by Bob Clearmountain. The Super Deluxe Box includes the new stereo mix, bonus tracks and a previously unreleased bootleg concert at Olympia Theatre, Paris 1971, on 2 CDs. Also included, is a surround-sound Blu-ray, a 180g half-speed master LP, a 7" single, booklet, all-new liner notes and collectable lithographs.

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Brian Wilson - At My Piano

Brian Wilson - At My Piano - DECCA
Genius, icon, trailblazer - he revolutionized music as head of the Beach Boys. Now, legend Brian Wilson retraces his steps and reimagines the most iconic songs from his back catalogue into their purest form, him alone at the piano. Featuring God Only Knows, Wouldn't it Be Nice, California Girls, Good Vibrations and many more on solo piano.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Common - A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2
Lady Gaga - Born This Way: The Tenth Anniversary [3LP]
John Carpenter & Chvrches - Turning The Bones (Chvrches Remix) [Blue/Pink/Clear Marble Swirl 7in Vinyl]
Rival Sons - Pressure & Time: 10th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Opaque Light Pink LP]
Les Claypool's Duo De Twang - Four Foot Shack [Golden Nugget Edition 2LP]
Spoon - Wild/Wild Remix [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
Youth Lagoon - The Year of Hibernation: 10th Anniversary Edition
Dear Laika - Pluperfect Mind [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Four Year Strong - Brain Pain: Deluxe
Toby Keith - Peso In My Pocket
Billy Cobb - Zerwee EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Billy Cobb - Zerwee Pt. 2 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue/White Galaxy LP]
Steve Earle - Townes [Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
Superchunk - Endless Summer b/w When I Laugh [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green Vinyl Single]
DMX - DMX: The Legacy [2LP]
Monsta X - The Dreaming
Various Artists - Licorice Pizza (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2LP]
Dorothy - What's Coming To Me/Rest In Peace [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
Sun Ra - Omniverse [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Chuck Prophet - No Other Love [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Splatter LP]
Émoi - Willy's Wonderland (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange/Black Swirl LP]
Freeze - Rabid Reaction [Indie Exclusive limited Edition LP]
Gladiators - 1983 - THE NIGHTHAWK EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red Green and Yellow Vinyl]
Swirlies - They Spent Their Wild Youthful Days In The Glittering World Of The Salons [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Clairo - Sling [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black & White Swirl LP]
The Hold Steady - Open Door Policy [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Various Artists - West Side Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)



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