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What's New 12-2-22

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Concord

"As long as I can remember I wanted to make a record with my dad, Billy Strings says. This is a collection of 14 classics that Billy and his dad, Terry Barber, know like the back of their hands. It's the music that made Billy the musician and human he is today. It represents a lifelong goal finally achieved and a way for the Grammy-winning musician to honor the man who taught him how to play guitar.

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Atomic Fire

Netherland's symphonic metal legends Epica release their most diverse release to date, offering not only their typical bombastic operatic hymns with sing-along-chorus, but also proggy melodic death moments, saxophone solos, haunting lullabies with 3 world-famous female singers, and even the heaviest death metal track that the band has ever recorded!

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Napalm

Clocking in almost four decades, the Grammy-nominated Swedish epic doom legends are still one of the heaviest metal bands on earth. Reunited with original vocalist Johan Langquist, the band around founding member Leif Edling finds its way back to its roots and finally delivers the long awaited, earth-shaking new full-length album, Sweet Evil Sun.

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Reprise

Recorded live at the studio with the rough edges left in gives World Record a sense of urgency no time to clean up, theres a climate to save/war to stop - as do the songs instant familiarity. Theres a first-take feel, which Crazy Horse is known for, and a whole lot of background harmonies, which theyre not. Produced by Rick Rubin.

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Interscope

Swimming in a slew of neo-soul beats and transparent lyrics about self-love and sex, Age/Sex/Location is exclusively for the grown and sexy. The album bursts with soul as Lennox takes listeners through the ups and downs of a romantic relationship that ultimately carries her to choose herself. Available on Sea Blue colored vinyl.

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Warner

The Flaming Lips masterpiece, featuring the iconic song Do You Realize? turns the big two-oh. The special 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 6 CD box set includes the original album, two EPs from the era, B-sides, demos, remixes, radio sessions, two concerts, and other assorted rarities. There are 100 tracks on the CD box set, of which over 50 are previously unreleased.

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Third Man

Southeast of Saturns second volume expands upon the Michigan-centric aural delights purveyed on Vol. 1s space-rock/shoegaze/dream pop scene of the 90s by including groups from throughout the Midwest. Vol. 2 works to cement the Midwest's status as a breeding ground for the hazed-out subgenres, which more famously burgeoned in the UK.

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Interscope

A theatrical body of work that takes the listener on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. When asked to describe in three words, Ponthier chose honest, country, and organic. From start to finish, the collection of songs shows her experience realizing that saying your problems out loud can be more relieving and empowering.

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New Release Round-Up 12-02-22

The Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor

The Beach Boys - Sail On Sailor-Capitol
The Beach Boys Sail On Sailor collection celebrates the landmark 1972 albums Carl And The Passions and Holland. This Super Deluxe 5LP set features a 38-page book with extensive liner notes, rare photos and more. The collection includes remastered versions of the original albums as well as a previously unreleased concert from Carnegie Hall recorded in 1972. It has 4 previously unreleased additional tracks and includes the original Mount Vernon and Fairway 7inch EP from Holland, unavailable on vinyl since the 1970s. Also available: 2CD, 2LP+7in, Super Deluxe 6CD.

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A Beautiful Noise Original Broadway Cast - A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical

A Beautiful Noise Original Broadway Cast - A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical- UMe
A Beautiful Noise: The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the Neil Diamond musical includes all the songs from the show produced by the legendary Bob Gaudio, marking his seventh collaboration with Neil's work. An extraordinary story is illuminated by extraordinary songs, including "Sweet Caroline," "America" and "Cracklin' Rosie," delivered by an extraordinary cast featuring Tony nominees Will Swenson, Mark Jacoby and Robyn Hurder. Good times never seemed so good.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Metro Boomin - Heroes & Villains
NOFX - Double Album
Quelle Chris - Deathfame [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Marble LP]
White Lung - Premonition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Crush LP]
Ganser - Nothing You Do Matters EP
Sufjan Stevens - Fourth of July
Backstreet Boys - A Very Backstreet Christmas
Jamiroquai - High Times: The Singles 1992-2006
Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Catch Bull At Four
Paul McCartney - The 7 Singles Box [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 81 x 7 Single Box Set]
Jin (BTS) - The Astronaut [VERSION 01]
F.S. Blumm & Nils Frahm - 2x1=4
The White Buffalo - Year Of The Dark Horse
Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me: 20th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2LP]
Janis Joplin & Jorma Kaukonen - The Legendary Typewriter Tape: 6/25/64 Jorma's House
Ultravox - Rage In Eden: 40th Anniversary Edition
Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society: 10th Anniversary Edition
Sylvie - Sylvie [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD]
Various Artists - Southeast of Saturn, Vol. 2 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Full Moon and Great Lake 2LP]
Richard Dawson - Ruby Cord [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue 2LP]
Jeffrey Silverstein - You Become The Mountain [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Lilac LP]


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New Release Round-Up 11-25-22

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What's New 11-18-22

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Sub Pop

Natalie Mering watches the world crumble from a pier on her latest album. Her fifth full-length comes as the second instalment of a trilogy that includes its critically acclaimed predecessor, 2019s Titanic Rising. Whereas Titanic Rising anticipated the onset of doom, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow finds her swimming in its deep dark waters.

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4AD

Trust finds Sohn further exploring sounds that first found success in the electronic and noir-pop spaces, and now growing deeper roots in folk structures and aching, emotive balladry. While still drawing on the influences that garnered such a rabid international audience, the album is an unequivocal statement of an ambitious auteur beyond genre.

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Rough Trade

The desire of Special Interest is to dismantle genre. 2018s Spiraling and 2020s widely acclaimed The Passion Of articulated those aims, driven by dance grooves and electronic textures as much as hardcore riffs, but the group expands the vision with Endure, pushing their sound to both its bleakest and its sweetest brinks, adding raucous glam punk to the mix.

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Music Theories Recordings

The Universal Migrator is brimming with climactic overtures, enticing vocal harmonies, and memorably melodic themes all the makings of a classic prog metal album. Lucassen's strong compositions and alluring arrangements strike an engaging chord as the music and overall production hearken back to the glory days of defiantly inventive progressive rock.

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Legacy

A career-spanning, cross-label anthology featuring 23 essential recordings from 1971-2020 for the first time on one album. Includes Dolly's performances with Kenny Rogers, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette and "Faith," her delightfully surprising 2020 collaboration with the Swedish electropop dance duo Galantis (featuring Mr. Probz).

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Legacy

Experience the worlds biggest-selling album with over 100 million in sales and the first album to be certified triple Diamond by the RIAA on this new Thriller 40th Anniversary 2CD set. Disc 1 is the 1982 smash album that changed pop music forever, featuring seven top 10 hits. Disc 2 includes Thriller-era bonus material including previously unreleased demos.

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Blue Note

Saxophonist and composer Charles Lloyd is a free spirit, master musician, and visionary. At 84, he remains at the height of his powers and as prolific as ever. As a sound seeker, Lloyd has perhaps found no greater manifestation than on his Trio of Trios project. The third, Trios: Sacred Thread, features guitarist Julian Lage and percussionist Zakir Hussain.

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Blue Note

A thrilling, previously unissued live recording of Elvin Jones' quartet that captures the legendary drummer's emergence as a bandleader at a little-known NYC club where he had a weekly residency after leaving John Coltrane's band in the late 1960s. Featuring Joe Farrell on tenor saxophone, Billy Greene on piano, and Wilbur Little on bass.

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New Release Round-Up 11-18-22

Neil Young with Crazy Horse - World Record

Neil Young with Crazy Horse - World Record-Reprise
Neil Young with Crazy Horserelease World Record. It's their second album of new studio recordings within the past 12 months.World Record is produced by Rick Rubin and Neil Young, and Neil is accompanied by his longtime band, Crazy Horse (Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Nils Lofgren). The album features 10 new Neil Young compositions (plus a short reprise of one song) and was mixed to analog tape at Rubins Shangri-la studios using a selection of vintage instruments and equipment.To optimize the audio quality, the vinyl format will be released as a 3-sided double album with an etching on side 4. There will also be a limited-edition version of the album pressed on clear vinyl available at indie retailers. 'World Record' will also be released on CD (2 CDs mirroring the track sequence of the double LP) and cassette.World Record contains ten songs, nine written during the last year about the events and condition of our world.

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Disturbed - Divisive

Disturbed - Divisive-Reprise
Everywhere you look these days, hyper tribalism has taken hold. Those in power continue to use fear and hate mongering to further empower themselves, continuing to try to turn us against one another. Pick a subjectany subject, and those who wield power will do all they can to make it a divisive issue, encouraging people to pick a side, insisting that their viewpoint is the only correct one. This record is a critique of this dangerous status quo we are living in. - Disturbed

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KISS - Creatures Of The Night: 40th Anniversary

KISS - Creatures Of The Night: 40th Anniversary-UMe
The 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition Box Set boasts 103 total tracks (including 75 tracks previously unreleased). CD 1 contains the newly remastered album. CDs 2-3 feature 34 rarities. CDs 4-5 highlight 26 soundboard live recordings from the Creatures 82-83 Tour and 7 rare tour sound effects. The Blu-ray Audio disc showcases a first-ever Atmos & 5.1 surround mix. An 80-page book includes extensive liner notes, rare posters, imagery and prints, a track-by-track newspaper and much more!

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Tallah - The Generation Of Danger

Tallah - The Generation Of Danger-Earache Records
Highly anticipated 2nd studio album from Tallah,one of metal's most exciting new bands. The Generation Of Dangeris a concept albumabout a genius scientist who gets fed up withbeing swept under the rug. After the multi-billion-dollar corporation that employs himtakes credit forhis latest,award-winninginvention, he snaps and retaliates against themby forcing them to take part in the greatestexperiment the world of science has ever seen..

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Various Artists - PIOMBO  Italian Crime Soundtracks From The Years Of Lead (1973-1981)

Various Artists - PIOMBO Italian Crime Soundtracks From The Years Of Lead (1973-1981)-Decca
Introducing PIOMBO, a new CAM Sugar collection on Italian crime soundtracks. Fused with American jazz-funk, acid progressive rock, synth-infused disco and more, PIOMBO journeys into the scores that captured the sociopolitical turmoil of 1970s Italy. Restored and remastered from the original tapes, this release features previously unreleased music by Luis Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Riz Ortolani, Franco Micalizzi and more. Collector's Edition 2 LP includes a bonus 7" single and original poster.

B.I - LOVE OR LOVED PART.1

B.I - LOVE OR LOVED PART.1-Transparent Arts, Corp
Love holds many different chapters: The initial spark, the passionate infatuation, its tendency to turn us innocent and childish, and finally, nostalgic reminiscence. Through various styles of genres, B.I paints his own interpretation of various forms and colors of love.

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Loreena McKennitt - Under A Winter's Moon

Loreena McKennitt - Under A Winter's Moon-UMe
Under A Winter's Moon features 15 seasonal songs performed by Loreena McKennitt interspersed with seasonal readings by Canadian Indigenous actor and Companion of the Order of Canada Tom Jackson, Gemini Award-winning actor Cedric Smith, and Ojibway artist and flautist Jeffrey "Red" George. This Deluxe CD set was recorded live during a series of seasonal concerts in a historic church sanctuary around the time of the solstice in December 2021.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Billy Strings - Me/And/Dad
Kid Cudi - Entergalactic
Nickelback - Get Rollin'
Ringo Starr - EP3
The Wombats - Is This What It Feels Like To Feel Like This? EP
Ari Lennox - age/sex/location
Weyes Blood - And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow
Michael Jackson - Thriller: 40th Anniversary
Queen - The Miracle: Collectors Edition Box Set
Queen - Face It Alone [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Los Angeles Forum - April 26, 1969
Whitney Houston - The Bodyguard Original Soundtrack Album
Dolly Parton - Diamonds & Rhinestones : The Greatest Hits Collection
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream: A Brett Morgen Film [Soundtrack]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava
Phife Dawg - Forever [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Orange LP]
Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast / Beast Over Hammersmith [Limited Edition 3LP]
Maxim Mental - Make Team Presents Maxim Mental In Maximalism [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red & Black Marble LP]
Panda Bear & Sonic Boom - Reset [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Various Artists - Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - Music From and Inspired By


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What's New 11-11-22

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Fantasy

Unshackled from the expectations and aesthetics of their already successful careers (includes members from My Chemical Romance, Thursday, Coheed & Cambria and Circa Survive), L.S. Dunes super-charge their heavy anthems with punk energy into a sound unlike anything that has come before it. Past Lives is an electrifying and emotional ride.

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Concord

The follow-up to her acclaimed holiday album Warmer In The Winter, this new collection of Christmas classics and mesmerizing original songs features Lindsey's signature violin across a number of instrumental tracks. Also, it includes collaborations with Frawley, David Archuleta, and Bonnie McKee. *Indie Exclusive Snowball Smoke LP with ornament*

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Loma Vista

Darko, one-third of Brooklyn hip-hop group Flatbush Zombies, is well aware that the crazy shit, crazy-colored hair and psychedelics of his group are imprinted in the brains of many fans. But on his solo debut, Gothic Luxury, there is a through line of brutal honesty and catharsis which prove him to be one of the rawest and most candid rappers in the game.

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BMG

On Faith In The Future, Tomlinson shows off his multi-faceted songwriting capabilities across the entirety of the genre-spanning record, which exudes confidence at every turn. Louis has never been more assured artistically, and he has every right to be after uncompromisingly expanding his wings and evolving on his head-turning new outing.

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Columbia

A collection of soul music gems, that celebrate the legendary songbooks of Gamble and Huff, Motown, Stax and many more. Features guest vocals from Sam Moore, as well as contributions from The E Street Horns, full string arrangements by Rob Mathes and backing vocals from Soozie Tyrell, Lisa Lowell, Michelle Moore, Curtis King Jr., Fonzi Thornton and more.

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New West

Many artists have covered Billy Joe songs over the years. From Willie to Waylon to Elvis and Cash. Now a whole new batch of artists are taking their cut at one of the greatest songwriting catalogs of all time. Featuring George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Steve Earle, Margo Price, Amanda Shires and more. *Indie Exclusive Diamond LP*

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New Release Round-Up 11-11-22

Louis Tomlinson - Faith In The Future

Louis Tomlinson - Faith In The Future-BMG
Following the international success of his 2020 debut album, Walls, which has sold over 1.2 million copies, Louis Tomlinson is back with his new record, Faith In The Future. On his ambitious second effort, the 30-year-old has carefully created a collection of songs designed for the live environment while simultaneously taking his artistry to new heights. On Faith In The Future, Tomlinson shows off his multi-faceted songwriting capabilities while still being distinctly authentic across the entirety of the genre-spanning record, which exudes confidence at every turn. Louis has never been more assured artistically, and he has every right to be after uncompromisingly expanding his wings and evolving on his head-turning new outing.

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Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I & II: Remastered

Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion I & II: Remastered-Geffen
Super Deluxe 12 LP Boxon 180-gram vinyl with 97 total tracks (63 previously unreleased) includes the Use Your Illusion I & II remastered for the first-time, plus the complete LIVE IN NEW YORK & LIVE IN LAS VEGAS concerts never-before released. Blu-ray disc features the full LIVE IN NEW YORK concert in HD with Atmos, 5.1 & stereo audio. 100-page hardcover book with unreleased photos and images. Bonus items include replica Conspiracy Inc fan club kit, 10 double-design lithos, 4 backstage passes, and much more.The Following releases are available:Use Your Illusion I: CD, Deluxe 2CD, Deluxe 2LP.Use Your Illusion II: CD, Deluxe 2CD, Deluxe 2LP.Use Your Illusion I & II: Super Deluxe Edition 7CD/Blu-ray, Super Deluxe Edition 12LP/Blu-ray

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Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition-Blue Note
With his 2012 album Black Radio, Robert Glasper laid out a new paradigm for creative music, reaching beyond entrenched genre boundaries to create a singular vision that drew from all reaches of contemporary black music with his Experiment band and a rollcall of special guests including Erykah Badu, yasiin bey, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello and others. The 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition includes the original album plus 3 bonus tracks and the remix EP Black Radio Recovered.

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Chris Stapleton - I'm A Ram

Chris Stapleton - I'm A Ram-Mercury Nashville
Chris Stapletons never-before-released song, I'm A Ram, which is featured in the national TV commercial for RAM trucks, will be available on a limited edition 7 vinyl single exclusive to indie retailers. It also includes a live version of this classic Al Green song.


Ennio Morricone - Quando l'amore e sensualita


Ennio Morricone - Quando l'amore e sensualita-Decca
At long last, the classic Steely Dan catalog is back on vinyl. Led by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Danreleased 7 albums from 1972-1980. The vinyl series kicks off with Can't Buy A Thrill (celebrating its 50th-anniversary) which features the bands breakthrough hits, Do It Again, Reelin in the Years, and the recently viral,Dirty Work. 180-gram LP.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Bruce Springsteen - Only The Strong Survive [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sundance Orange 2LP]
Black Eyed Peas - ELEVATION
Larkin Poe - Blood Harmony [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Apple LP]
The White Buffalo - Year Of The Dark Horse
Butcher Brown - Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey featuring Tennishu and R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Opaque Blue LP+7in]
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Back In Your Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
Johnny Adams - South Side of Soul Street [RSD Essential Indie Colorway White LP]
T-Bone Walker - Stormy Monday Blues [RSD Essential Indie Colorway White LP]
Home Boy and the C.O.L. - Out Break [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Silver LP]
Nathaniel Merriweather Presents...Lovage - Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By (Instrumental Version) [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Opaque Red Rose 2LP]
Joni Mitchell - Blue [RSD Essential Clear LP]
Original Broadway Cast of Almost Famous - The Musical - Almost Famous The Musical - 1973 Bootleg EP
Steve Perry - Traces Alternate Versions & Sketches
L.S. Dunes - Past Lives
Various Artists - Live Forever: A Tribute to Billy Joe Shaver [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Diamond LP]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Changes
Sports Team - Gulp! [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Christine And The Queens - Redcar les adorable toiles
Epica - The Alchemy Project [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple/Black Marbled LP]
Margo Price - A Series Of Rumors #1 [Vinyl Single]
Killer Mike - RUN [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Transparent Cassette Single]
Lindsey Stirling - Snow Waltz [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Snowball Smoke LP + Ornament]


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What's New 11-4-22

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Dualtone

Love Songs for Losers encompasses everything from arena-ready rock anthems to the gorgeously sprawling Americana tunes the band refers to as little redneck symphonies. Its an intimate meditation on the pain and joy and ineffable wonder of being human, at turns profoundly heartbreaking and sublimely transcendent.

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Compass

On his new album, There Is So Much Here Toad the Wet Sprocket front man Glen Phillips dives into the joys and sorrows of everyday life with help from Dave Depper (Death Cab For Cutie), Ji Tanzer (Blue Cranes) and John Morgan Askew. Available on Indie Exclusive Orange colored vinyl.

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Legacy

Billy Joels legendary 1990 concert at Yankee Stadium stands as one of the greatest concert films of all time. The newly edited version includes a never-before-released performance of Uptown Girl along with interviews from Billy and behind-the-scenes footage from the events production - all live from the ionic stadium in The Bronx.

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ATO Records

Baxter holed up for over a year at a former rubber-band factory in the Kentucky countryside to create his patchwork of lush psychedelia and Beatlesesque pop. "Id get up and go outside, see a butterfly and connect that with some impulsive thought Id had three months ago and suddenly a song Id been working on would make sense.

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MNRK

On their third full length, The Blue Stones fully capture the controlled chaos and combustible energy of the duos live set. Its an incredibly solid and well-polished album that stands out in an oversaturated genre, luring you in with rocking riffs and keeping your attention with catchy, driving rhythms and the occasional calming reprieve.

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Partisan Records

Where Im Meant To Bes winding hybrid sound and refined collective character marry cool confidence with bright energy while jazz, grime and afrobeat harmonize to the highest levels. Full of call-and-response conversations between their ensemble parts, its a natural product of years improvising together on-stage.

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Virgin Music

Named by Pitchfork as one of the most important artists of the last 25 years, Broken Social Scene set the gold standard for indie rock in the 21st century. Old Dead Young is a career-spanning collection of B-sides, rarities, and outtakes pulled from 20 years of 7" singles, compilations, soundtracks, unreleased music, and hard-to-find releases

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Glassnote

Gleaming and resplendent, contoured and finessed, another Gallic artwork that has graced the halls of the Louvre is on display. No, its not some Renaissance portraiture, but another album from French sons Phoenix, with a Botticelli gracing its cover and actually birthed from the pandemic-induced emptiness of the Muse des Arts Dcoratifs.

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Sub Pop

Waterhouse catalogs the most intimate, formative, and formative moments of her life through songs. You might recognize her name or her work as an actress and model, but you'll really get to know the multi-faceted artist through her music. Milk Teeth compiles her various non-album singles onto a physical release for the first time.

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Third Man

Whether hunkered in alongside Jack White, Josh Homme, or indeed Iggy Pop, Dean Fertita epitomizes the unflashy sideman. The QOTSA and Dead Weather guitarists fluorescent solo venture ranges from zany synth-rock to early-70s Beach Boys blissfulness, ever focused on tight songcraft, usually with hot licks sizzling in to fill any looming vacuum.

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Warp

The musical duo Mount Kimbie present the double album. Die Cut showcases Doms work; skipping between hip-hop, RnB, and electronic pop, and featuring a cast of vocalists. Kais City Planning twists avant-garde signifiers into a deft and refined statement with sleek beats and stuttering arpeggios layered with scuzz and personality.

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Thirty Tigers

Though Greg Brown's songs have been a part of Seth Avetts listening diet for decades, Seth gained a more profound appreciation once he put his own voice behind them. This collection is an expression of admiration and gratitude for one of his heroes. But it's also a reflection of his own artistry and ability as an interpreter.

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Metal Blade

Ingested have once again shown that modern death metal is in trustworthy hands. Their Metal Blade debut is a vicious statement of intent, proving that they are no less dominant as a three-piece. Its an all-around solid death metal album that showcases fantastic songwriting and musicianship throughout.

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New Release Round-Up 11-04-22

John Mellencamp - Scarecrow: Remastered

John Mellencamp - Scarecrow: Remastered-Mercury
This newly remixed and remastered edition of John Mellencamp's Scarecrow features the original album, a full disc or rare and previously unreleased tracks, an ATMOS and new hi-res stereo mix of the album and bonus tracks on Blu-ray disc, a 180-gram LP cut at half-speed, a 7" single of "Small Town" with original picture sleeve, lithographs, a poster, and booklet with a new essay by Anthony DeCurtis.

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Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill

Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill-Geffen
At long last, the classic Steely Dan catalog is back on vinyl. Led by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Danreleased 7 albums from 1972-1980. The vinyl series kicks off with Can't Buy A Thrill (celebrating its 50th-anniversary) which features the bands breakthrough hits, Do It Again, Reelin in the Years, and the recently viral,Dirty Work. 180-gram LP.

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Alicia Keys - Santa Baby

Alicia Keys - Santa Baby-Alicia Keys Records
The 11-track album will feature Alicia Keys' soulful, raw, fresh reimagining of seven beloved holiday classics as well as four original songs written by Keys. The album was recorded this summer while Alicia was on her sold-out European tour. "I love this music! It feels so good!" says Keys. "I picked each song based on my all-time favorites and I wrote the new ones based on real holiday emotions and stories. The holidays are such a beautiful time to slow down, be with the ones you love and make meaning! Santa Baby is definitely going to be the perfect holiday soundtrack. I can't wait for you to fall in love with it."

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Big Joanie - Back Home [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Seafoam Wave LP]Video Available

Phoenix - Alpha Zulu [Indie Exclusive Low Price CD]
First Aid Kit - Palomino [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque White LP]
Spoon - Lucifer On The Moon
PJ Harvey - B-Sides, Demos & Rarities
Seth Avett - Seth Avett Sings Greg Brown [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Opaque Maroon LP]
Laura Jean - Amateurs
Billy Joel - Live At Yankee Stadium
The Lone Bellow - Love Songs For Losers
The Pretty Reckless - Other Worlds
Mormor - Semblance [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Ezra Collective - Where I'm Meant To Be
Puff Daddy & The Family - No Way Out [White 2LP]
Eminem - Curtain Call 2 [2LP]
Various Artists - Stranger Things 4 (Soundtrack From The Netflix Series) [2LP]
Iris Dement - Infamous Angel: 30th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Various Artists - Top Gun: Maverick (Music From The Motion Picture)
Botch - We Are The Romans [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Blue LP]
The Menzingers - On The Impossible Past & On the Possible Past: 10th Anniversary Edition [Tangerine & Apple Galaxy 2LP]
Tropical Gothclub - Tropical Gothclub [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]
Prince - The Hits 1
Prince - The Hits 2
Devin Townsend - Lightwork [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sun Yellow 2LP/CD]

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What's New 10-28-22

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Easy Eye

Inspired by old western film scores and vintage Latin American sounds, Hermanos Gutirrez's new Dan Auerbach-produced album El Bueno Y El Malo takes listeners on a hypnotic and sensual instrumental journey through a haunted landscape where the haze of the desert meets the blue of a Kodachrome ocean. *Indie Exclusive Blue & White Opaque Marble LP*

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Cleopatra Records

One of the most important works of electronic music and modern classical, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Includes additional selections from Oldfield's ouvre that have never before been performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with the London Contemporary Voices Choir.

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Thirty Tigers

With their 10th album, the nu-grass pioneers offer an evocative look at lifes uncertainties. Alpenglow is an affecting album, one that creates a supple sound from its blend of fiddles, banjos, mandolins and musings. Indeed, its hard to imagine a more emotive offering overall. *Indie Exclusive Coke Bottle Clear LP + 7*

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The Funk Garage

A party platter of stanky jams, silken R&B, jazz, and pop-funk, We Never Stop features several guest appearances, including Chic guitarist, producer, songwriter, and three-time GRAMMY Award-winner Nile Rodgers. Give the people an invigorating beat, some swanky sax uplift, and watch the pain melt away.

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Music Theories Recordings

Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple) speaks his mind as loudly as possible on his eleventh full-length offering Belly Of The Beast. Joining forces with producer Peter Tgtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain, Lindemann), the New Jersey-born powerhouse conjures up the kind of heavy metal that not only makes you throw your fist in the air, but also makes you think.

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Moribund Records

Onwards resurrection by founding member and international guitar legend Toby Knapp. Of Epoch and Inferno features new vocalist Robert Van War, best known for his tenure with US Power / Heavy Metal act Attika. A supreme return in top form from one of Americas most popular and celebrated progressive Heavy Metal bands.

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Ipecac

Dead Cross is a snarling beast from some of musics most experimental and hardcore musicians: Dave Lombardo (drums), Michael Crain (guitar), Justin Pearson (bass) and Mike Patton on vocals, but at its core its a group of friends having fun, paying homage to the music they love and asking music fans to come along. *Indie Exclusive Glass Coffin LP*

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Relapse

The pioneers of blood-soaked Gore Metal return with the macabre culmination of decades upon decades of nightmarish riffs, obliterating blast beats, and hellish screams from the very depths the band crawled out from. The most fun youve ever had being disgusted! *Indie Exclusive Blood Red LP*

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Republic

Midnights is a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace and the demons we face - the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout Taylors life. Its a thread tying where Swift has been and where shes goingreferencing her old material while making leaps and bounds forward.

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Merge

This is a love letter of New Orleans. Not strictly classical, jazz or ambient electronica but rather a body of movements, Pigments is an expressive soundscape that is an immersive passage through the city as seen through the eyes of a young Black girl with dreams to paint her future with the pigments given to her. *Indie Exclusive Opaque Baby Blue LP*

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Merge

Reasons In Decline is not a last grasp at relevance from a band past their peak. It is a vital addition to an impressive catalogue from a group who deserve your attention. Its one of those rare reunion albums that satisfies a need, even if it doesnt land as hard as some may have hoped. *Indie Exclusive Red & Purple Swirl LP*

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Capitol

A Family Christmas is beautiful, intimate, and warm. The Bocelli family sings to you from the sanctuary of their own sitting room, by their fire, relaxing as they momentarily switch off from the rest of the world. It is the sound of a family taking a precious moment to be with each other and celebrate what is truly important.

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Sub Pop

The songs here are still short and bittersweet, but there's more weight to them on the whole, as Kline negotiates self-examination, affection, regret, and apprehension. Their unique sound of breezy guitar-rock paired with simply beautiful, intimate lyrics make this album truly feel as though it was shaped by a delicate hand. *Limited Edition Clear LP*

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BMG

Four years after Simple Minds returned to form on Walk Between Worlds, they emerged more confident on their adrenaline-fueled 19th album. Here, with conviction and confidence, they wield pulsing synths, arena rock drums, silvery-sounding guitars, and Jim Kerr's dry, emphatic vocals for a cache of fine songs. *Indie Exclusive Transparent Orange LP*

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Lightning Rod

Drawing comparisons to Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson for his signature, cavernous vocal and gritty, go-your-own-way charisma, Williams returns with is long-awaited sophomore album. Waging Peace is rooted in country tradition and a bold, against-the-grain swagger, accompanied by Williams' organic twang and retrofuzz.

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Weathermaker

Like Motrhead before them (albeit dealing in languid grooves rather than pedal-to-the-metal noise), the song appears to remain the same over the course of a long and brilliant catalogue, but like Motrhead, Clutch's genius lies in their inherent them-ness. And though change is small, slight, and un-radical, theirs is a creative spring that remains deep and plentiful.

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Better Noise

Spirits further proves Nothing Mores expertise in the rock genre and beyond, documenting the past two years desperation and isolation of lockdown, the spiral of substance abuse, the pain of broken relationships and survival in self-reliance while summarizing the bands mission: reflect, provoke, inspire. *Indie Exclusive Red w/ White Swirl 2LP*

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Warner

Like its sibling Unlimited Love, Dream Canteen benefits from the positive energy of these four friends just having fun in the studio, and is designed for listeners to plug in and bliss out. Its a surprisingly introspective set filled with references to forgotten actors, classic bands, and, most tellingly, decades-old Chili Peppers songs. *Indie Exclusive Alternate Cover Gold LP*

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New Release Round-Up 10-28-22

The Beatles - Revolver: Special Edition

The Beatles - Revolver: Special Edition-Capitol
From Taxman to Tomorrow Never Knows, The Beatles Revolverhas been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and Sam Okell, and sourced directly from the original four-track master tapes with audio brought forth in stunning clarity with the help of cutting-edge technology developed by the award-winning sound team at Peter Jacksons WingNutFilms Productions Ltd. Available as Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP + Tote as well as Super Deluxe LP Box Set, Super Deluxe CDBox Set, Deluxe 2CD, LP & CD.

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The Backseat Lovers - Waiting To Spill

The Backseat Lovers - Waiting To Spill-Capitol
The Backseat Lovers' sophomore album Waiting To Spillis released this week. The release waspreceded by the single, "Growing/Dying," their first new music release in over two years.

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Tom Waits - Alice: 20th Anniversary Edition

Tom Waits - Alice: 20th Anniversary Edition- Anti
"Alice" is the 14th studio album by Tom Waits, originally released in 2002. The album contains most songs written for the play Alice. The adaptation was directed by Robert Wilson, who Waits had previously worked with on the play The Black Rider, and originally set up at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg in 1992. The play has since been performed in various theatres around the world.

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Nino Rota - La Dolce Vita (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Remastered

Nino Rota - La Dolce Vita (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Remastered-Decca
Nino Rotas soundtrack to Federico Fellinis masterpiece La Dolce Vita has been fully restored and remasteredfrom the original master tapes and will be released on CAM Sugar as part of the CAM SUGAR Heritage Series thelabels collection dedicated to the scores synonymous with the history of Italian cinema.

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Neil Diamond - A Neil Diamond Christmas

Neil Diamond - A Neil Diamond Christmas-UMe
A Neil Diamond Christmas is a newly remastered set specially curated by Neil Diamond from his 4 best-selling Christmas albums. These acclaimed recordings feature Neil originals and inventive arrangements of traditional songs, spotlighting his trademark sound in a holiday setting. It also features a new mix of, "O Holy Night."

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Trampled By Turtles - Alpenglow [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP + 7in]
Dragonette - Twennies
Discovery - LP: Deluxe Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
Faye Webster - Car Therapy Sessions EP [Walnut Brown Vinyl]
Drugdealer - Hiding in Plain Sight [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Table Wine Rouge LP]
Siouxsie And The Banshees - All Souls [LP]
+++ (Crosses) - Day One / Vivien [Vinyl Single]
Chris Isaak - San Francisco Days [RSD Essential Red LP]
Etta James - Tell Mama [RSD Essential Opaque Yellow LP]
Frank Ballard - Rhythm Blues Party [RSD Essential Indie Colorway White LP]
Mickey Murray - Shout Bamalama & Others [RSD Essential Indie Colorway White LP]
Masters Of Reality - Masters Of Reality [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Translucent Blue LP]
Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Silver Marble LP]
The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle [RSD Essential Psychedelic Swirl LP]
Palaye Royale - Fever Dream [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black/White Galaxy LP]
Lainey Wilson - Bell Bottom Country
Aoife Nessa Frances - Protector [Limited Edition White LP]
The Black Keys - Thickfreakness [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Fit For A King - The Hell We Create [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Various Artists - Dead Formats Volume 1 [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Red/White/Blue w/ White Splatter LP]
Hermanos Gutierrez - El Bueno Y El Malo [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue & White Opaque Marble LP]
Dead Cross - II [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Glass Coffin LP]
Nas - Magic [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Bangles - Ladies And Gentlemen... The Bangles! [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Al Green - I'm Still In Love With You: 50th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green Smoke LP]


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What's New 10-21-22

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Epitaph

Last year, Architects were propelled into new territory with For Those That Wish to Exist, achieving their first UK number one album. In all measures a roaring success, they sonically edged into the uncharted too. Now The Classic Symptoms bridges their metalcore style into something even more cinematic and larger-than-life.

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4AD

Furious indie-pop anthems combine across the record with psych and prog influences, demonstrating the wealth of influences the band feed off and their deep musicality. Surrealist lyrics are as ever at the forefront, but the new album gives greater opportunity to explore bugged out guitar jams, and immersive journeys touching on krautrock territory.

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Matador

The landmark, debut album from Queens of the Stone Age is back in print for the first time in ten years, restored to its original sequence with the original, long out-of-print artwork by Frank Kozik. Featuring an obi-strip designed by longtime collaborator Boneface and pressed on standard black and Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Opaque Orange Vinyl.

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New Release Round-Up 10-21-22

Architects - The Classic Symptoms Of A Broken Spirit

Architects - The Classic Symptoms Of A Broken Spirit- Epitaph
Architects have delivered their 10th studio album; an arena-ready opus entitled, 'The Classic Symptoms Of A Broken Spirit', the follow up to their 2021 breakout album For Those That Wish To Exist, which hit #1 on the UK sales chart. Finding yourself with a UK Number One album and selling out arenas is enough for some to repeat a winning formula. Architects however, are forever moving forward. "It was definitely validating and felt really cool for like a day," recalls drummer, producer and songwriter Dan Searle of hitting the top spot with 'For Those That Wish To Exist'"For a lot of the bucket list things you reach in any career, there's a momentary gratification then you're like, 'What next?' You just move on. By the time the album came out, my head was already in the mindset of 'Broken Spirit'. That was where I was at." Searle notes how it was their albums 'Lost Forever/Lost Together', 'All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us', and 'Holy Hell' that really "cemented what the band was about" and "took them to a new level" as a rock powerhouse and leaders of the UK's metalcore scene - making it all the more "daunting" to reinvent themselves on the records that would follow. "I wanted to make this album with a different aesthetic. We were enjoying working with the synths and doing stuff that we hadn't done before." As a band who never stop writing, the kernels of the songs that make up 'the classic symptoms of a broken spirit' were already in progress before the ink had time to dry on the artwork of their last record. Architects were on a creative roll, and the record was born of that creative freedom. Produced by Dan Searle and guitarist Josh Middleton, with additional production from frontman Sam Carter at Decon's Middle Farm Studios and their own Brighton Electric Studios before being mixed by Zakk Cervini, the band were buoyed by finally being back in a room together after their last album was made mostly remotely due to COVID restrictions. The result was something altogether more "free, playful and spontaneous," Searle explains. Carter agrees: "This one feels more live, more exciting and more fun - it has that energy. We wanted it to be a lot more industrial and electronic. That was the main mission. They can sit side-by-side: Mr Electronic and Mr Organic."

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Ugly Kid Joe - Rad Wings Of Destiny

Ugly Kid Joe - Rad Wings Of Destiny- Metalville
Rad Wings Of Destiny is the first new album from California band Ugly Kid Joe since 2015's Uglier Than They Used Ta Be. For this album, Ugly Kid Joe teamed up with producer Mark Dodson, who was already responsible for the 1992 multiplatinum debut album America's Least Wanted.

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Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city: 10th Anniversary Edition

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city: 10th Anniversary Edition- Aftermath
To celebrate the good kid, m.A.A.d city 10-year anniversary, Kendrick Lamar brings us exclusive new offerings. Available on Indie Exclusive Milky Clear 2LP, 2LP, CD & Cassette

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Babyface - Girls Night Out

Babyface - Girls Night Out- Capitol
Girls Night Out is the new compilation album from Babyface featuring some of todays brightest & rising female R&B stars. The 12-track, Babyface-produced album is a sonic journey through love, heartbreak and all the emotions in between, featuring vocals from Babyface alongside special guests Ella Mai, Queen Naija, Ari Lennox, Kehlani, Doechii & more. Girls Night Outbridges the classic and the current with Babyfaces timeless approach to music production, exemplifying artistry at its finest.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Arctic Monkeys - The Car [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Custard LP]
Taylor Swift - Midnights
Archers Of Loaf - Reason in Decline [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP]
Carly Rae Jepsen - The Loneliest Time
Meghan Trainor - Takin It Back
Tegan and Sara - Crybaby
Pink Floyd - Hey Hey Rise Up [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
Simple Minds - Direction Of The Heart [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Orange LP]
Turnpike Troubadours - The Turnpike Troubadours
The Devil Wears Prada - Color Decay [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone LP]
Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers 'Live' [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
My Morning Jacket - MMJ Live Vol. 2: Chicago 2021 [Translucent Orange 3 LP]
Sloan - Steady
Colter Wall - Western Swing & Waltzes And Other Punchy Songs [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Brutus - Unison Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Orange LP]
Inclination - Unaltered Perspective [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver/Clear/Gold Tr-stripe w/ White & Black Splatter LP]
Rubblebucket - Earth Worship [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Dawn Richard & Spencer Zahn - Pigments [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP]
Stryper - The Final Battle [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow Marble 2LP]
Norah Jones - I Dream Of Christmas: Deluxe [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2 LP]


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The Heavy Heavy - Life And Life Only EP

The Heavy Heavy - Life And Life Only EP-ATO Records
The Heavy Heavy are led by lifelong musicians Will Turner and Georgie Fuller. The Brighton, UK-based band create the kind of unfettered rock-and-roll that warps time and space, sitting at the reverb-drenched collision of psychedelia and blues, acid rock and sunshine pop. As revealed on their gloriously hazy - and soon to be legendary - debut EP Life And Life Only, they breathe a wild new energy into sounds from decades ago, transcending eras with a hypnotic ease.

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What's New 10-14-22

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mtheory/Pretty Swede Records

The Swedish pop star explores the intricacies of her femininity on her fifth album, Dirt Femme. I believe masculine and feminine lives on a spectrum in all humans, says Tove. There are so many more interesting nuances than most people want to accept. Songs on this album will contradict each other, will probably upset some of you, will make you want to dance, cry, fuck and drive your car really, really, fast.

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Napalm Records

On their seventh album, the band pushes into some of its heaviest territory ever while also dialing in a return to the anthemic and memorable songwriting qualities that its earliest records exuded. From unrelenting rockers and mid-tempo melodic power ballads to all expansive and technically demanding progressive rockers. *Indie Exclusive Sun Yellow LP*

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Blue Note

Producer Larry Klein pays tribute to his friend Leonard Cohen with an album that presents stunning new renditions of the legendary singer-songwriter's compositions performed by an extraordinary line-up of vocalists. The guest artists are backed by what Klein calls "a group of the most prescient and forward-looking musicians in the jazz world."

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Legacy

The first-ever career-spanning album from songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and visual artist Leonard Cohen. Comprised of 17 tracks from Cohens expansive career, this anthology features an unreleased and unforgettable live performance of Hallelujah from the 2008 Glastonbury Festival. Inspired by the documentary, Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen a Journey, a Song.

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Anti

Plains is Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee) alongside singer-songwriter Jess Williamson, and the bands foundation is their Southern backgrounds. Encouraging each other to plunge into these shared roots, theyve grabbed country and shaken it. Frank and redemptive, Its a journey of small Texas towns and wide open spaces. *Indie Exclusive Pink Clear LP*

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Mascot

Re-issue of the bands 2009 beyond nu-metal album. The straight reggae of "I'll Be Ready," the bluesy rhythm of "It Can't Rain Everyday," and the (gasp!) acoustic ballad "Tell Me Why" show that this was not a memory piece or a tribute to harder days. When Angels and Serpents Dance represents the strength of one of Christian rock's greatest assets. *Limited Edition Gold LP*

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Fire Records

Apocalypse Love is an album that emanates from a dive bar jukebox in the back of your mind; with a playlist that bends between tub thumping doom-glam, Plastic Ono singalongs, cocktail-shaken space age pop, Morricone reverberations and lo-fi outsider acoustic-punk, with mariachi horns, theremins, drum machines and harmonies filtering through the infectious melodies. *Limited Edition Violet LP*

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Third Man

Cry With Tears celebrates the communal nature of polyphonic singing, reasserting the primacy of female voices in the southern Balkans while revitalizing the art and connecting memories of childhood with the immediacy of daily life. Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning producer, musicologist, archivist, and author Christopher C. King. *Indie Exclusive Maroon LP*

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Sunday Best

Lookman has untethered himself from any genre classifications on Ottoline. "I used to describe my music as postmodern blues," he says, "but these days I just describe it as lyrically-centred, genre-nonspecific music." Written during various lockdowns, the world's collective experience of isolation has informed large parts of the new album, thematically, but ironically it's his most collaborative to date.

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Thirty Tigers

Conjuring memories of first heartbreaks, small towns and cherished memories, Homecoming is the Texas bands ninth studio album and marks their 20-year anniversary. The project is a renaissance for the band, keeping the sounds and traditions that have made them so beloved over the past two decades and delving into deeply personal topics sure to resonate with audiences around the world.

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Pure Noise

Twenty effortlessly straddles the divide between then and now, its songs casting a backwards glance at the days and years gone by, while also looking forward to the future. A collection of both brand new tracks and older ones written during the course of the band's life to date, the result is something of a paradox: this both is and isn't a new Early November record. *Indie Exclusive Pink & White Pinwheel LP*

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New Release Round-Up 10-14-22

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Return of the Dream Canteen

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Return of the Dream Canteen- Warner Records
2022 release, the 13th studio album from the alt-rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. "We went in search of ourselves as the band that we have somehow always been. Just for the fun of it we jammed and learned some old songs. Before long we started the mysterious process of building new songs. A beautiful bit of chemistry meddling that had befriended us hundreds of times along the way. Once we found that slip stream of sound and vision, we just kept mining. With time turned into an elastic waist band of oversized underwear, we had no reason to stop writing and rocking. It felt like a dream. When all was said and done, our moody love for each other and the magic of music had gifted us with more songs than we knew what to do with. Well we figured it out. 2 double albums released back to back. The second of which is easily as meaningful as the first or should that be reversed. 'Return of the Dream Canteen' is everything we are and ever dreamed of being. It's packed."

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Various Artists - Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen

Various Artists - Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen- Blue NoteRecords
Producer Larry Klein pays tribute to his friend Leonard Cohen with an album that presents stunning new renditions of the legendary singer-songwriter's compositions performed by an extraordinary line-up of vocalists. The guest artists are backed by what Klein calls "a group of the most prescient and forward-looking musicians in the jazz world." The album's 12 tracks offer a broad range of Cohen's songs drawn from his 1967 debut Songs of Leonard Cohen through his final album, You Want It Darker.

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Plains - I Walked With You A Ways

Plains - I Walked With You A Ways- Anti
Hitting play on the debut album from Plains, the duo composed of Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson, we're immediately teleported into a world of Southern sunsets, wide open spaces, and the unapologetic nature of Country music. Plains began out of Crutchfield's and Williamson's mutual love for each other's music and after trading albums (Saint Cloud and Sorceress, respectively) in early 2020. Feeling that it was time to have a separate project that could reflect a different side of her creative inspirations, Katie felt that Jess was the perfect fit for a collaboration, and they set off to create I Walked With You A Ways. Written between Kansas City, Los Angeles, and Marfa, the album was recorded in Durham, NC with collaborator and producer Brad Cook. The creative magic of only a few vocal takes, tracking with a band comprised of Spencer Tweedy and Phil Cook, gives the album a feel of fresh, on-the-spot conception.

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Ocean Alley - Low Altitude Living

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Australias beloved psychedelic surf rock outfit Ocean Alley return with their fourth album Low Altitude Living. Includes the singles Home and Touch Back Down.

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Nothing More - Spirits

Nothing More - Spirits- Better Noise Music
Three-time Grammy nominees and San Antonio, Texas-born quartet, Nothing More return with their highly awaited 7th album Spirits. The album features 13 songs with the band's most focused, adventurous, and intense music, uniting introspective philosophical lyrics with unapologetically massive anthems, including their in-your-face rock track "Turn It Up Like."

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Brian Eno - FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE

Brian Eno - FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE- Deutsche Grammophon
A new studio album of songs written, recorded and produced by visionary musician and artist Brian Eno featuring his vocals on 8 of the 10 recordings. FOREVERANDEVERNOMOREis Enos first studio album in six years and features appearances from longstanding collaborators Leo Abrahams, Roger Eno and Peter Chilvers, alongside Cecily Eno, Clodagh Simonds, Darla Eno and Jon Hopkins.

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Isokratisses - Cry With Tears: Greek-Albanian Songs Of Many Voices

Isokratisses - Cry With Tears: Greek-Albanian Songs Of Many Voices- Third Man Vinyl
Isokratisses (Greek for "women who sing the "iso" or "drone") is a vocal ensemble comprised of eight women who carry the ancient tradition of polyphonic songs from Epirus: a region in northern Greece and southern Albania. Born and reared in the Greek speaking villages around Deropoli and Politsani in Albania, the women of Isokratisses have sung these songs since childhood. The group ranges in age from 19 to 56 with some sisters in the group as well as an aunt. They were nurtured by this archaic music, listening and singing it with their family and friends. The songs were passed down from generation to generation. The group started its artistic activity in 2015, after the singer Anna Katsi took the initiative to encourage the younger members to perform regularly. The communal nature of polyphonic singing is a way of revitalizing an art that has declined in recent years and to reassert the primacy of female voices in the southern Balkans. Singing these songs builds an invisible bridge that connects the present with the past, the memories of childhood travel with the immediacy of daily life. this week, Third Man Records release a full album of these solo polyphonic songs, with Grammy-winning producer Christopher King.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Sparta - SpartaVideo Available

The 1975 - Being Funny In A Foreign Language [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
The Black Lips - Apocalypse Love
Dr. John - Things Happen That Way [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Garden District Green LP + Bonus 7in]
Skid Row - The Gang's All Here [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black, Red, White Splatter LP]
The Early November - Twenty [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Pink & White Pinwheel LP]
Ashe - Rae
Tove Lo - Dirt Femme
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums
Kodaline - Our Roots Run Deep [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Ruby LP + Handwritten Set List]
Enumclaw - Save The Baby [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Butterbean LP]
Lightning Seeds - See You In The Stars [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Midnight Blue Smoky LP]
Todd Rundgren - Space Force
Sleeping With Sirens - Complete Collapse
Zella Day - Sunday In Heaven
Roy Orbison - King Of Hearts: 30th Anniversary [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Transparent Red LP]
Reba McEntire - My Chains Are Gone
Bill Callahan - YTI⅃AƎЯ
Alter Bridge - Pawns & Kings [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sun Yellow LP]
Lorna Shore - Pain Remains [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Surprise Chef - Education & Recreation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Red LP]
Wildness - Resurrection [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]


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What's New 10-7-22

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Polyvinyl

Blue Rev captures Alvvays as they have always existed onstage: more urgent, more dense and noisier, cocooned in distorted guitars and smeared with synthesizers. Theres still the quiet pop and downtempo tunes, but this a brilliant and boisterous affair made for the sorely missed live setting. *Limited Edition Marbled Blue LP*

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Round Hill Records

Under the Midnight Sun, with its smooth yet slashing swagger, is a return to The Cults original sound of the Post-Punk era. Its a haunted plea for a new language couched in a reaffirmation of old glories. Those dark energies meld with the wisdom of age to create something fresh and powerful. *Indie Exclusive White LP*

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4AD

Strange deals in elegantly volcanic indie rock, with a love of exultant hooks, and a soaring, soulful voice. Theres playfulness here, too, but the peak comes as he makes poetry of the big issues. Strange's earnestness is artful, and Farm To Table an uplifting triumph. *Indie Exclusive Yellow LP*

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Pure Noise

A Eulogy feels like the pinnacle of this sort of hardcore, where innovation can afford to take a backseat to quaking, electrifying power when its carried out this well. Its the best in its field, a dubbing which Counterparts shouldnt be unfamiliar with, nor should they be expecting to lose anytime soon. *Indie Exclusive Orange/Red/Black Splatter LP*

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4AD

Furious indie-pop anthems combine across the record with psych and prog influences, demonstrating the wealth of influences the band feed off and their deep musicality. Surrealist lyrics are as ever at the forefront, but the new album gives greater opportunity to explore bugged out guitar jams, and immersive journeys touching on krautrock territory.

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Rough Trade

For their first album as Gilla Band, (formerly Girl Band) the foursome has redrawn their own paradigm. Most Normal is like little you've heard before, a kaleidoscopic spectrum of noise put in service of broken pop songs, FX-strafed Avant-punk rollercoaster rides and passages of futurist dancefloor nihilism. Swans for the Black Midi generation.

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Roc Nation

Willows musical ambition has always been there, but here its matched by larger-than-life rock that borrows from multiple eras, creating something new. The emo-pop wild childs idiosyncratic songwriting pairs with arena-headliner production, creating a soaring thrill ride, with the high drama of her lyrics and vocals matching the tumultuous music surrounding her.

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Metal Blade

47 minutes of the bands trademark blend of death, black, thrash and sludge metal delivered with breathless intensity and an unrepentant bloodlust. Featuring the old school crossover flavored "Death From Above" with its guttural chorus, and the epic, chilling title track that is as haunting as it is heavy. Play it loud!

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Century Media

From the albums frenetic opener, In Extremis, to the pensive, Forest and Behind The Walls, Digital Noise Alliance echoes Queensrches genre-defining albums while effortlessly moving from strength to strength. Immediate and thought-provoking. Quintessentially Queensrche. *Limited Edition Lilac 2xLP*

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Napalm Records

The undisputed harbinger of metal horror returns with a brand new slathering of terrifyingly grim and groovy anthems to get blood pumping and brains melting! Showcasing the band's 20-year career, Horrifier weaves a raucous blend of ballistic metal and macabre heavy rock that'll have new and diehard fans alike ascending from the depths.

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Third Man

The Wolf Bros (Weir, Don Was, Jay Land & Jeff Chimenti) second vinyl collection of recorded live material from Red Rocks show in June 2021. Featuring Greg Leisz on pedal steel, along with The Wolfpack: Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown. *Indie Exclusive Tie Dye LP*

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Fat Possum

Loose Future positions Andrews between Waxahatchee and Angel Olsen, a triumvirate of singer-songwriters finding new alleyways in and out of familiar territory. The 10 absorbing songs, perfectly warped like a heart thats survived hurt, are testaments to remaining in motion. *Indie Exclusive Red LP*

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Saddle Creek

Running the gamut of slacker sounds, bouncing between 90s touchstones like Pavement and The Lemonheads, its the sort of record Beck might have made, if you swapped the hip-hop and delta blues of Odelay for midwestern emo and the sort of all-American indie that functions as classic rock for this cherubic cohort. *Indie Exclusive Green/Blue LP*

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New West

Town Mountain creates a collage of sound and scope within the same template of freedom found in the round-robin fashion of the musical institution that is The Band. Lines in the Levee is a bona fide workshop in their seamless blend of Americana, country, bluegrass and folk roots. *Indie Exclusive Orange LP*

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Oh Boy Records

Created as a celebration of Prines life and career, Vol. 2 features new renditions of some of Prines most beloved songs performed by Brandi Carlile, Tyler Childers, Iris DeMent, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Valerie June, Margo Price, Bonnie Raitt, Nathaniel Rateliff, Amanda Shires, Sturgill Simpson and John Paul White.

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Domino

So much of Anywhere But Here could be the soundtrack to a 90s indie movie, but these songs stay in their own world; there is no drowning in influence here. Fueled by rapturous and disjointed guitar work and bittersweet lyricism, this record will easily be in the running for one of 2022s best. *Indie Exclusive Opaque Seafoam LP*

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New Release Round-Up 10-07-22

Dayglow - People In Motion

Dayglow - People In Motion-Dayglow, LLC
Magnetically energetic and eternally hopeful, Dayglow (the project of Austin, TX based Sloan Struble) excels in creating catchy, carefully crafted, effervescent indie pop. His home-recorded 2018 debut album Fuzzybrainfeatured the Platinum Certified single Can I Call You Tonight?, which went on to be hailed as 2020s biggest independent alternative hit. Following up with his sophomore album Harmony Housein 2021, Dayglow generated a mountain of indie buzz and critical acclaim anchored by lead single "Close To You". Now, after racking up over a billion streams and selling out headline tours around the world, Dayglow returns with his third album People In Motion. Fun and colorful, People In Motion meditates on the ideas of commitment, inner peace, and movement, while inviting the listener to the dance floor to leave the chaos and noise of our current culture behind.

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Willow - COPINGMECHANISM

Willow - COPINGMECHANISM- MSFTS / Roc Nation
Willow's new album features "(maybe) its my fault," "hover like a GODDESS" and more. On tour with MGK and international festivals, plus appearances on NPR, SNL and more through 2022.

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Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros - Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol. 2

Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros - Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol. 2- Third ManRecords
Bobby Weir and Wolf Brosconsisting of Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimentirelease their second vinyl collection of recorded material, Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol. 2, via Third Man Records. This was our first quick tour with The Wolfpack, Weir says. Theres a rawness to it that well prolly never get againThe album follows Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live in Colorado, which was released this pastFebruary to critical acclaim. Vol. 2 also features songs recorded live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Colorado in June, 2021a documentation of their first live audience concerts in over a year due to the pandemicfeaturing Greg Leisz on pedal steel, along with The Wolfpack: Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling andSheldon Brown.

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Alvvays - Blue Rev

Alvvays - Blue Rev- Polyvinyl Records
Alvvays' third album, the nervy joyride that is the compulsively lovable Blue Rev, doesn't simply reassert what's always been great about Alvvays but instead reimagines it. They have, in part and sum, never been better. There are newly aggressive moments here-the gleeful and snarling guitar solo at the heart of opener "Pharmacist," or the explosive cacophony near the middle of "Many Mirrors." And there are some purely beautiful spans, too-the church- organ fantasia of "Fourth Figure," or the blue-skies bridge of "Belinda Says." But the power and magic of Blue Rev stems from Alvvays' ability to bridge ostensible binaries, to fuse elements that seem antithetical in single songs-cynicism and empathy, anger and play, clatter and melody, the soft and the steely.

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Tom Waits - Blood Money: 20th Anniversary Edition

Tom Waits - Blood Money: 20th Anniversary Edition- Anti
Blood Money is etched. Its scratched out in bold, dark lines, with marimba, trumpet, and bass clarinet and contains some songs of Tom Waits most memorable melodies. The songs are declarative, sardonic, unforgiving, musical dispatches, from the bottom of the heap. Blood Money is flesh and bone, earthbound, said Waits. The songs are rooted in reality: jealousy, rage, the human meat wheel...They are more car- nal. I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. We all like bad news out of a pretty mouth. I like songs to sound as though theyve been aging in a barrel and distressed.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Action Bronson - Cocodrillo Turbo [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ultra Clear LP]
Courtney Marie Andrews - Loose Future [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Charlie Puth - CHARLIE
Various Artists - Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Counterparts - A Eulogy For Those Still Here [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Orange in Blood Red with Black splatter LP]
Lamb Of God - Omens
Joe P - Emily Can't Sing EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl]
Gayle - A Study Of The Human Experience Volume Two EP
THE BOBBY LEES - Bellevue
Patrick Watson - Better In The Shade
Oh Wonder - 22 Break / 22 Make
Beyonce - RENAISSANCE [Deluxe 2LP]
The Cult - Under The Midnight Sun [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Queensryche - Digital Noise Alliance
Bush - The Art of Survival
Will Sheff - Nothing Special [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue LP]
Death Grips - No Love Deep Web [RSD Essential Coke Bottle Clear LP]
Venom - Black Metal [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Silver & Black Splatter 2LP]
Broken Bells - Into The Blue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Purple LP]
Thievery Corporation - Sounds From The Thievery Hi-Fi [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Orange 2LP]
Thievery Corporation - Mirror Conspiracy [RSD Essential Indie Colorway White 2LP]
Lindsey Stirling - Snow Waltz [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD + Ornament]

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What's New 9-30-22

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Merge

The music on The Bible is more unpredictable than its ever been on a Lambchop record. Jazz careening into country, into disco, into funk, and back to country. All tied together with Wagners own voice, born from a perspective on his own life inspired by taking care of his father at the end of his life. *Indie Exclusive Peak yellow & Black Marbled 2LP*

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Merge

Drawing on maximalist rock epics from Who's Next to Hysteria, Titus Andronicus have crafted their richest, densest, and hardest-hitting album to date, matching the sprawl and scope of their most celebrated work while also streamlining their ambitious attack to greater effect than ever before. *Indie Exclusive Silver & Black LP*

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RCA

This unique collection is separated into 3 parts, each with a different sonic perspective. Hallelujah is a pared-back version of the music featuring Tyler and his band, Jubilee is full band including strings, horns, bgvs and a touch of sitar, and an exciting new sound in Joyful Noise. Its a genuine concept album showcasing truly incredible musicianship.

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Icon For Hire

Follow-up to their 2011 debut album Scripted. The female fronted band is comprised of Ariel (vocals), Shawn Jump (guitar) and Adam Kronshagen (drums). Since 2007, the band has been establishing their strong following by touring extensively. Often compared to Paramore, this 2013 release should silence this comparisons once and for all.

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Metric Music International

Metrics newest collection of electro-indie drags you from the abyss that is our current day-to-day, acknowledging the fragile fate of life whilst encouraging you to appreciate the here and now. Its dark and claustrophobic, but dreamy and imaginative with grand, cinematic synth arrangements. *Indie Exclusive Sky Blue LP*

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Fat Possum

This impenetrable, cinematic wall of sound is the bands best offering to date. Its an experimental pocket of creativity long enough to provide 20-tracks of unfiltered punk chaos. Remove all distractions and allow the controlled chaos of Free LSD fill your headphones with bright melodies and harsh realities. *Indie Exclusive Deep Purple LP*

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Nonesuch

Includes 84 unreleased tracks of alternates, demos & instrumentals, 9/18/01 WXRT Sound Opinions performance/interview and complete 7/23/02 concert at The Pageant, St. Louis. Plus new liner notes and extensive conversation among Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche & Jim ORourke and hardbound book with loads of previously unseen photos.

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Herb Alpert Presents

This new set of 11 songs contains gentle ballads, upbeat romps and covers of classics like Louis Armstrong's "On The Sunny Side Of The Street". Few artists in the history of American music have been able to stay relevant decade after decade like the 87-year-old Alpert. So, put on your shades and take a walk on the Sunny Side Of The Street.

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BMG

Doggerel is a mature yet visceral record of gruesome folk, ballroom pop and brutal rock, haunted by the ghosts of affairs and indulgences, driven wild by cosmic forces and envisioning digital afterlives where no God has provided one. And all the while, right there on the news, another distant storm approaches. *Indie Exclusive Yellow LP*

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Better Noise Music

These Detroit rock upstarts got their start five years ago and instantly began cutting their teeth in the underground rock scene, building an enthusiastic fan base the old-fashioned way. Their debut is loaded with massive arena rockers like "Coming for Blood" (feat. From Ashes To New) and "Blow (feat. Ice Nine Kills).

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New West

Produced by Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Denim & Diamonds has the Highway Queen embracing a more rock-oriented sound while still maintaining the heartfelt outlaw country sound and fuck-off flare shes developed across her previous three releases. *Indie Exclusive Opaque Yellow LP*

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Smithsonian Folkways

Jake Blount and his collaborators embody a group of Black climate refugees as they perform a religious service, invoking spirituals that are age-old even now, familiar in their content but extraordinary in their presentation. These songs bind this future community together and their shared past; beauty and power, devastation and heartbreak.

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BMG

The carefully crafted record, which is sonically their best when it comes to poetic lyricism and intricate production, realistically captures their ten years of experience and proves that stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risks can pay off. 5 Seconds of Summer have truly done themselves proud with this one. *Indie Exclusive Bone LP*

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Domino

As per usual, Alex wrote and demoed these songs at home; but, for the sake of both new tones and a routine that was outside of my apartment, he asked some half-dozen engineers to help him produce the best recording quality, whatever that meant. The result is an album more dynamic than ever in its sonic palette. *Indie Exclusive Clear LP*

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Partisan Records

The eight album from the English songwriter is the best work of her career. Soothing, immersive, and self-produced, it conjures a dreamlike atmosphere with songs that spiral out into the ether. Its as moving and real as Orton has ever been, embracing her electro-folk past while embracing a weathered, gorgeous future. *Clear LP*

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Century Media

With tons of energy and fun on board, the band from Castrop-Rauxel delivers an unprecedentedly fulminant metalcore-firework that is second to none. On 11 incredibly strong tracks including the already released hit singles "We Got The Moves" and "Pump It" Electric Callboy show on their undoubtedly best album so far what they are made of.

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Prosthetic

Enveloping Absurdity is an incredibly solid and impressive debut record, one that ruminates on philosophical absurdism, existentialism and human consciousness against a backdrop of suffocatingly minacious death metal. Its lean musicianship brilliantly capturing the best of old school death metal without straying too far into the realms of imitation.

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Clouds Hill

The Mars Volta pulses with subtle brilliance, Caribbean rhythms underpinning sophisticated, turbulent songcraft. Their sound and fury channeled to greatest effect. Distilling all the passion, poetry and power at their fingertips, The Mars Volta is the most accessible music the group have ever recorded.

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New Release Round-Up 09-30-22

Sammy Hagar & The Circle - Crazy Times

Sammy Hagar & The Circle - Crazy Times- UMe
Crazy Times is the brand-new studio album from Sammy Hagar & The Circle Sammy Hagar (vocals), Michael Anthony (bass), Jason Bonham (drums/percussion), Vic Johnson (guitars). Featuring the title track, "Father Time," "Funky Feng Shui," and more.

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Luke Bryan - #1s Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

Luke Bryan - #1s Vol. 1 & Vol. 2- Capitol Records Nashville
Luke Bryanreleases his #1s on CD for the first time. It includes 22 #1 Hits that span over 12 years. #1s Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 begins with Rain Is A Good Thing which was his first #1 and all of the way up to 2021 with his #1- Knockin Boots. Luke Bryan has released seven studio albums to date. Since his debut, Luke Bryan has garnered 27 #1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other country artist with 68.5 million, has 15.6 billion streams worldwide, and has sold nearly 13 million albums. Each CD includes a Free Limited Edition Poster

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Brooke Annibale - Better By Now

Brooke Annibale - Better By Now- NettwerkRecords
Written in early 2021, Better By Now features 10 blossoming indie-pop tracks that Brooke Annibale describes as a "spectrum of emotions." In her trademark layered approach, Brooke reflects on love, anxiety, and how two seemingly opposing forces can exist at once. "Better By Now is almost 50% about falling in love and 50% about depression and anxiety," she says. "And what that means in my life and how that applies to the world we're in right now."

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Pixies - Doggerel [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Metric - Formentera [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue LP]
Bjork - Fossora [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green 2LP]
Freddie Gibbs - $oul $old $eparately
Denzel Curry - Melt My Eyez See Your Future [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Smoke LP]
Slipknot - The End, So Far [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Yellow 2LP]
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - XI: Bleed Here Now [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear w/ Translucent Blue Swirl 2LP]
Lambchop - The Bible [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Peak Yellow & Black Marbled 2LP]
L.A. Salami - Ottloline
Shygirl - Nymph [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Blue LP]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down
Tyler Childers - Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven? [3LP]
George Michael - Older: Remastered [Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set]
OFF! - Free LSD [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deep Purple LP]
Milly - Eternal Ring [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Crush LP]
renforshort - dear amelia [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Various Artists - All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP Box Set+Back Stage Pass]
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular [RSD Essential Hot Pink LP]
Julie Odell - Autumn Eve [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Titus Andronicus - The Will to Live [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver & Black LP]
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: 20th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Creamy White 2LP]
Buddy Guy - The Blues Dont Lie
Drowning Pool - Strike A Nerve


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New Release Round-Up 09-23-22

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What's New 9-16-22

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UMe

To mark the 65th anniversary of the album's recording, two special editions will be released: a 1-LP mono pressing of the original album and a 2-LP stereo pressing of Blue Train: The Complete Masters which includes a second disc of alternate and incomplete takes, four of which have never been released before, and none of which have been available previously on vinyl.

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Capitol

An up-close look at the moments of heartache, triumph and deeply transformative experiences on Fletchers way to self-discovery. The new record expands on the boldly detailed storytelling shes brought to hits like Undrunk and Bitter. This time around, Fletcher reveals her inner world more fully and fearlessly than ever before, embracing the kind of uninhibited honesty thats freeing for both artist and audience.

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Verve

The most unforgettable songs from Disneys iconic films reimagined by the greatest living pianist, Lang Lang's The Disney Book tells the story of a century of magical, joyous entertainment for all. Join him on an uplifting, virtuosic journey to experience beloved songs from Disney films with collaborators from across the globe, including Andrea Bocelli, Sebastin Yatra, and Jon Batiste. Available on Deluxe 2 LP.

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Capitol

The Mumford & Son goes it alone, with a little help from Brandi Carlile and Phoebe Bridgers, to confront his past on a career-best for the musician. While it is undoubtedly an emotional and often heart-breaking listen, its also a record full of defiance, hope and faith. It shows that even after the deepest, most cutting trauma, its somehow possible to find peace and begin again. *Indie Exclusive Red Translucent LP*

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Interscope

Jisoo, Jennie, Ros and Lisa are back with their bombastic brand of hip-hop laden K-Pop. Featuring the massive single, Pink Venom. *Pink Version -- includes package box, CD, 80-page photobook, Envelope, Random Large Photocard (1 of 4), Random Postcard (1 of 4), Random Instant Films (2 of 8), Random Selfie Photocard (1 of 8), Sticker (1 EA/First Press Only), Poster (1 EA/First Press Only).

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Cooking Vinyl

Since 1999, Gogol Bordello have consistently riled up audiences with an inimitable patchwork of punk, gypsy, dub, folk, Latin swing, and Eastern European magic. Now Ukrainian-born band leader Eugene Hutz and co. trumpet the spirit of survival louder than ever on their eighth full-length album, Solidaritine, carrying us through these most turbulent, traumatic, and trying of times. *Indie Exclusive Blue LP*

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Blue Note

Guitarist Julian Lage discovers new possibilities with orchestration, expanding his trio with bassist Jorge Roeder and drummer Dave King with the addition of fellow guitarist Bill Frisell. A View With A Room presents 10 compelling compositions that explore a wide range of guitar sounds and textures with these two distinctive masters seamlessly blending their unique 6-string styles.

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Fire Records

Centrifics is a joyful collection of observations and questions about the self, the world, and how they interact. Awe-inspiring reflections accompany mesmerizing melodies while Allens extraordinary range and depth of singing showcases a wide array of influences from Karen Carpenter to Karen Dalton, from Joanna Newsom to Fiona Apple, from Cate Le Bon to Waxahatchee, via Meredith Monk and the New York avant-garde.

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SongVest Records

In April of 2021, 13 months into quarantine, Rick Springfield and his band performed his most iconic album, Working Class Dog, live at Ricks home in celebration of its 40th Anniversary. The resulting work is a renewed interpretation of a classic. The DVD features behind-the-scenes footage, all the joyful live performances and 4 bonus hits: Love Somebody, Don't Talk to Strangers, State of the Heart, and Affair of the Heart.

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New Release Round-Up 09-16-22

Fletcher - Girl Of My Dreams

Fletcher - Girl Of My Dreams- Capitol
Girl Of My Dreams is an up-close look at the moments of heartache, triumph and deeply transformative experiences on Fletcher's way to self-discovery. The new record expands on the boldly detailed storytelling shes brought to hits likeUndrunkandBitter.This time around,FLETCHERreveals her inner world more fully and fearlesslythan ever before, embracing the kind of uninhibited honesty thats freeing for both artist and audience.

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Michelle Branch - The Trouble With Fever

Michelle Branch - The Trouble With Fever-Audio Eagle Records / Nonesuch Records
Created during the pandemic lockdown, The Trouble With Fever, co-produced with her husband, Patrick Carney, is Michelle Branch's fourth solo album and followsher critically acclaimed 2017 album,Hopeless Romantic. The time at home gave Branch the opportunity to stretch herself creatively. She says:"The album began during the 2020 lockdown, while Patrick and I were here at home in Nashville. I didnt realize I was making a record at first it was more just for our own sanity, living in a house with a toddler, getting time together to play music and screw around in the studio. I had some unfinished songs that Id started during theHopeless Romanticrecordings that I wanted to revisit and finish."

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Little Big Town - Mr. Sun

Little Big Town - Mr. Sun- Capitol Nashville
Little Big Town release their brand-new studio album, Mr. Sun. This is their 10th studio album and first new music in over 2 years. It features their latest single, Hell Yeah. Little Big Town first entered the music scene more than 20 years ago. The bands breakthrough albums, Tornado and Pain Killer, produced multiple #1 singles, including Pontoon, Tornado, and Day Drinking, as well as 2015s history-making, best-selling country single of the year, Girl Crush. Their 2017 release, The Breaker, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #4 on the Billboard 200 to critical acclaim. Wine, Beer, Whiskey, was the latest from their self-produced 9th studio album, Nightfall, which also reached the top of the Billboard Country Albums chart and has garnered over 316 million global streams.

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Ondara - Spanish Villager No. 3

Ondara - Spanish Villager No. 3- Verve Forecast
Spanish Villager No. 3 is the highly anticipated third studio album from Grammy-nominated artist Ondara. Featuring the single, "An Alien in Minneapolis," the album was produced by Ondara and Mike Viola.

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John Coltrane - Blue Train: The Complete Masters (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)

John Coltrane - Blue Train: The Complete Masters (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)- Blue Note Records
On September 15, 1957, John Coltrane went into Rudy Van Gelder's living room studio in Hackensack, New Jersey and recorded his first great masterpiece: Blue Train. It would be the legendary saxophonist's sole album as a leader for Blue Note, a locomotive five-track album fueled by the bluesy title track that featured a dynamic six-piece band with Lee Morgan on trumpet, Curtis Fuller on trombone, Kenny Drew on piano, Paul Chambers on bass, and Philly Joe Jones on drums. To mark the 65th anniversary of the album's recording, Blue Train will be released in two special editions as part of Blue Note's acclaimed Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series: a 1-LP mono pressing of the original album and a 2-LP stereo pressing of Blue Train: The Complete Masters which includes a second disc of alternate and incomplete takes, four of which have never been released before, and none of which have been available previously on vinyl. The 2-LP set comes with a bound booklet featuring session photos by Francis Wolff and an essay by Coltrane expert Ashley Kahn.

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Ringo Starr - EP3

Ringo Starr - EP3- UMe
Ringo Starr'snewest EP - cleverly named `EP3' - includes 4 new tracks featuring longtime collaborators Steve Lukather, Linda Perry, Dave Koz, Jose Antonio Rodriguez and Bruce Sugar. `EP3' is filled with Ringo's instantly recognizable vocals, feel-good lyrics and easy-breezy melodies.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

The Mars Volta - The Mars Volta
Marcus Mumford - (self-titled) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Transparent LP]
Turin Brakes - Wide-Eyed Nowhere [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Seether - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum: Deluxe [Ghost Marble 3LP]
Ringo Starr - EP3
Miloe - gaps
Death Cab for Cutie - Asphalt Meadows [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends: 20th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver Smoke LP + Black 10in]
Dayglow - Harmony House
Dayglow - Fuzzybrain
Calvin Harris - Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2
The Murlocs - Rapscallion
Samara Joy - Linger Awhile
The HU - Rumble Of Thunder
BlackPink - BORN PINK
Clutch - Sunrise On Slaughter Beach [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Smoke Purple LP]
Rhett Miller - The Misfit
The Devil Wears Prada - Color Decay
Lissie - Carving Canyons [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Tangerine LP]


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What's New 9-9-22

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MNRK

In the spirit of fellow Southern icons Pantera and newer Texan heroes Power Trip, I Am channel discontent and anger into empowering anthems, as likely to inspire a grueling workout as to incite the pit. Eternal Steel, the quintet's debut for MNRK, combines the onslaught of the well-received Hard 2 Kill (2018) with the primal bite of Life Through Torment (2017) into a singular statement of intent.

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Metal Blade

It's always an exciting sign when a band like Revocation, with enough chops to do pretty much whatever they want, decides to make the heaviest music they can. That's the Boston staples' MO for their eighth LP Netherheaven. The results maintain the inventive songwriting that earned Revocation so much respect over the past 16 years, while taking the level of violence to levels seldom heard from them.

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Unified

Arguably one of the most consistent bands in hardcore today, SFTP have been tearing up the scene with their no f-s given, antagonistic, social commentary on tape for a few years now without showing any signs of slowing down. Euthanasia is a giant middle finger to many a wrongdoer and stains on this Earth and they sure as hell take no prisoners. *Indie Exclusive Opaque Light Pink LP*

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Epic

By ditching the streamlined, radio-banger approach of its predecessor in favor of a darker, heavier, more nuanced strain of epic metal, Ozzy has conjured some of his strongest material in decades. Its the Prince of Darkness having an absolutely smashing time, with a bunch of his mates and, weirdly, a newfound sense of artistic ambition. *Indie Exclusive Crystal Violet LP*

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Interscope

In celebration of the Imagine Dragons landmark debut album's 10th anniversary, expanded editions of Night Visions will be released, including the Super Deluxe 4 CD/DVD set that includes the original album, an additional 11 studio tracks, 2 unreleased demos, a full disc of collected Night Visions remixes, and the previously released Night Visions Live CD+DVD.

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Republic

Multiplatinum artist & EGOT winners 8th studio album features Saweetie, Rick Ross, Muni Long, Jazmine Sullivan, Rapsody, Ledisi, Jhene Aiko, Ty Dolla $ign and more. Executive produced by Legend and Ryan Tedder, this vibrant project is suffused with an unapologetic spirit of sensuality and joy, informed by the vulnerability of pain, praise and healing.

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Sub Pop

Built To Spill continues its ongoing progression of switching up members, bringing in Brazilian lo-fi punk artist Le Almeida, and his long-time collaborator, Joo Casaes, both of the psychedelic jazz rock band Oru. The experimentation produces an album full of unique, vivid, and timeless sounds, from guitar-driven rock odes to REM and Dinosaur Jr to bluesy '60s-style anthems to dub-reggae-inspired instrumentation.

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Rough Trade

Jockstraps discography is restless and inventive, traversing everything from liberating dancefloor techno to off-kilter electro pop, trip-hop and confessional song writing; an omnivorous sonic palette that takes on a cohesive maturity far beyond their ages of only 24 years old. They have cemented themselves as one of the most vital young groups to emerge from Londons melting pot of musical cultures.

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Produced by bandmate Jamie xx, Hideous Bastard, is the debut album from Oliver Sim-best known for his work as songwriter, bassist, and vocalist of The xx. Its is the culmination of two years of writing and recording, inspired by Sim's love of horror movies and his own life experience, unpacking themes of shame, fear, and masculinity including the reveal that hes been living with HIV since the age of seventeen.

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Epitaph

While Darker Still remains irrefutably Parkway Drive, it finds the band sonically standing shoulder to shoulder with rock and metals greats Metallica, Pantera, Machine Head, Guns N Roses as much as it does their metalcore contemporaries. This is the true face of Parkway Drive: redefined and resolute, focused in mind and defiant in spirit. *Indie Exclusive Clear with Red Smoke LP*

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International Anthem

Step on Step is the late enigmatic producer's (Earth Wind & Fire, Rotary Connection, Minnie Riperton) eponymous debut album. Originally written, performed, and recorded by Stepney in the basement of his home in Chicago, between the late 1960s and early 1970s, using just primitive drum machines, early-gen Moog synthesizers, pianos and vibraphones. *Indie Exclusive Certified Gold 2LP*

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Thirty Tigers

Mostly first takes with only a handful of overdubs, The Man From Waco finds Crockett refining his singular Gulf & Western sound which continues to captivate an ever-growing legion of fans. Eschewing the ever-growing siren song of major labels and GRAMMY-winning producers, Crockett is forging ahead as a mostly DIY artist, calling his own shots and giving himself the space to strive for greatness on his own terms.

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New West

What Is There, the bands 2020 self-produced album contained every over-the-top indulgence. Now with Jason Kingsland (Band of Horses, Belle and Sebastian) helping produce, the band has kept their pop-rock grandiose but also scaled back when needed. Firmly back in the saddle, Delta Spirit has found its flow as One is One uses contemporary pop trappings and tried-and-true musical soundscapes to deliver a return to form.

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BMG

Legendary Celtic punk band, Flogging Molly return with their first new album in five years. Anthem finds the raucous Los Angeles-by-way-of-Dublin outfit reunited with classics Swagger and Drunken Lullabies engineer Steve Albini. From epic tales to simple, heart-laid-bare ballads, if youre longing for the Molly from the days of yore, here she be. *Indie Exclusive Yellow LP*

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BMG

They all deal with the world around us, says Lennon of the 11 tracks on Jude. The war in our daily lives and the war within, where we try to understand ourselves, take on the challenges that we are faced with and do the right thing. All Ive ever wanted, really, was to make my mother proud, and I feel I have this purpose. *Indie Exclusive Olive Green LP*

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Third Man

Fueled by the fiery energy of their live shows paired with raw lyricism and subtle societal commentary, The Paranoyds are unafraid and unapologetically in perpetual pursuit of a good time. The bands sophomore album blends an eclectic array of genresfrom jazz, to lo-fi punk-rock, to groovy R&Bthat melt together, showcasing the innovative range of The Paranoyds. *Indie Exclusive Violet LP*

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Stones Throw

Brittney Parks plays with a refined backdrop of neo-soul, experimental funk and spiraling strings, further tweaking her sonic template with the slick autoeroticism of Chevy S10, creepy whispered raps of OMG BRITT and vocodered disco-pop of Freakalizer. I'm not average, repeats Parks on the title track. It's a cool understatement on a bold sequel whose charms unravel further with each listen. *Indie Exclusive Orange Dream LP*

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MNRK

The Callous Daoboys are easily one of the catchiest and extraordinary hardcore bands of the last few years, giving hope that the mathcore scene won't die off. Celebrity Therapist revels in this high-strung extremity with music that's somehow dense, impenetrable, and chaotic yet confusingly inviting. An undeniable life-affirming glee is palpable as each song deliriously swerves across stylistic lines. *Bone & Olive Green Vinyl*

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UMe

12 new songs from the titans of thrash metal! Produced by Dave Mustaine and Chris Rakestraw, the follow-up to the Grammy award-winning Dystopia will melt fans' minds with songs like "We'll Be Back," "Soldier On!" and "Night Stalkers" featuring Ice-T. Indie Exclusive Deluxe 2 LP on 180-gram vinyl includes a 7" single of "We'll Be Back," b/w an unreleased 2021 live version of "The Conjuring," with lenticular litho.

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Cooking Vinyl

Noah Gundersen kicks of his US headlining tour with the much anticipated new album, A Pillar of Salt. The project is a return to form, coupling heartfelt lyrics with his signature understated vocal performance. Featuring singles Sleepless in Seattle and Atlantis, a stunning duet with Phoebe Bridgers, fans old and new will be celebrating this triumphant piece of art. *Indie Exclusive White 2x LP*

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Better Noise Music

Hailing from Mongolia, The HU are unlike any other rock band in the world, introducing their new style of music they call "hunnu rock" - from the Mongolian root word for human being, "hu". Between the warlike epic Black Thunder, the crowd-pleasing anthem of This Is Mongol, and Mongols-round-the-campfire songs Triangle and Mother Nature, Rumble Of Thunder is not to be missed.

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New West

Recorded live on September 15, 1981, Live At Gilley's captures Kristofferson at a time in his career where he and his band were firing on all cylinders. On this night, the band stopped by Gilley's Honkytonk in Pasadena, Texas to deliver a one in a lifetime performance featuring the hits, "Me And Bobby McGee", "The Pilgrim" and "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down." *Indie Exclusive White Marbled LP*

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Normaltown Records

Golden Years finds Gispert embracing introspective, personal lyrics that also delve into the current social divide while at the same time writing lyrics meant to encourage the listener to get up, have fun and enjoy rock and roll. Musically, it embraces his roots with the familiar sound of the raw and jangly southern-garage rave-ups that his band, The Whigs came to be known for. *Available on Gold Vinyl*

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Nuclear Blast

Undisputed masters of murderous riffs since 1991, Machine Head are long established as one of the most influential and incendiary bands in the metal world. F KINGDM AND CRWN - the finest and most ferocious album of the band's 30 year career - tells the tale of two characters, both faced with incalculable trauma, whose stories become bloodily entwined as this deep, dark record progresses.

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Moribund Records

True heavy metal leaders Malamorte return with their seventh album. Based on the 1976 classic horror movie of the same name, Omen is a first-class metal masterpiece, filled with monster riffs and anthemic choruses. Unquestionably the Italian thrashers magnum opus to date. The New Metal Messiah reveals himself to be the Antichrist!!!

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Polyvinyl Records

Pre Pleasure finds the Australian native at her absolute peak, delivering ten of the most personal, raw, and devastating songs of her career. Jacklins empathetic, understated rock songs sift through a litany of relationships and beliefs, seeking a balance between thinking about life and actually living it. Featuring stand-outs "Lydia Wears A Cross," "Love, Try Not To Let Go."

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Republic

The vast 30-track project was written largely by Wallen throughout the previous three years while he was becoming the fastest rising young star in country. Further establishing his signature sound, it includes a strong arsenal of writers and features More Than My Hometown, 7 Summers and more. Includes 2 bonus tracks, This Side of a Dust Cloud, and Bandaid on a Bullet Hole.

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Sub Pop

After finding fame and success in the Kiwi comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, the writer, actor, comedian and musician attempts to shed the irony and comedy that hes known for on his latest aptly named solo album. And like Jim Henson before him, who made a career of blending the silly with the sincere and the playful with the profound, McKenzie also connects rainbows to the ridiculous. *Blue/White Smoke Vinyl*

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Better Noise Music

Midnight Control is laidback to its core. A feel-good blend of reggae, hip-hop and rock, its the soundtrack for sunny days and nights spent dancing barefoot on the beach and road trips with pals. Perfect for that one uncle who reckons music attained perfection in 1974. There are plenty of standout moments within namely the vocal performance on the title track and the minimalist, ethereal beats on Shade.

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Thirty Tigers

Lupe dove into a folder of beats sent by his longtime producer Soundtrakk and emerged with a fully-realized album in just three days. Soundtrakk is the swordmaker, Im the samurai," says Lupe. Armed with those soulful sounds, Fiasco created a focused statement that reflects on the past and paves a way forward, preaching strength through mindfulness and self-sustaining community. *Indie Exclusive Blue 2x Vinyl*

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Loma Vista

Darko, one-third of Brooklyn hip-hop group Flatbush Zombies, is well aware that the crazy shit, crazy-colored hair and psychedelics of his group are imprinted in the brains of many fans. But on his solo debut, Gothic Luxury, there is a through line of brutal honesty and catharsis which prove him to be one of the rawest and most candid rappers in the game.

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New West

Steve Earle has been creating intimate and personal music for well over four decades now. His education came in the form of learning from the best and this collection is all about one of those bests -- gypsy songman Jerry Jeff Walker. Featuring hits like, Mr. Bojangles and Gettin By, Earle & The Dukes honor the late Texan by amplifying the concept and sound of each song with a full-band recording. *Indie Exclusive Clear Vinyl*

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Losing Side Records

Arriving on the heels of the bands two records of 90s country covers, Slappers, Bangers & Certified Twangers, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Chicamacomico sounds like a return to original form. Its a heart-wrenching reflection on loss that finds frontman BJ Barham scaling new expressive heights, resulting in the band's most elemental and emotionally resonant work to date. *Indie Exclusive Green/Black Smoke Vinyl*

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Season of Mist

The German-Danish-Norwegian collective's music is rooted in medieval Europe, with inspirations from ancient texts and inscriptions. Through their use of folk elements, throat singing, hypnotic rhythms, human bones as instruments, and a sense of ritual and splendor, Heilung create a place far removed from the modern world, the spirit of black metal from a very different and more primal time.

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Fueld By Ramen

Viva shows a change in process for frontman/songwriter Brendon Urie. The cinematic musical journey is about the fine line between taking advantage of your youth, seizing the day and burning out. The songs take an introspective look into his relationship with his decade plus career including growing up in Las Vegas, love, and fame. *Indie Exclusive Neon Coral Vinyl*

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Domino

Another dizzying high in a multi-decade career that's seen Hot Chip continuing to innovate and develop a rich, resonant songcraft. And while they continue to operate at peak form, the album also feels like a new chapter for the group - a collection of flesh-and-blood songs that finds the band reaching into the darkness to emerge as a true creative unit, their gazes fixed positively on the future ahead. *Indie Exclusive Brown Vinyl*

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As both Sean and Sara continue to work on their own solo music, as well as with their other bands like Nickel Creek and Im With Her, Watkins Family Hour remains an invaluable resource and respite for them both. We wanted to capture what weve done over the years, but also capture the process that is continually at work, which is this intermingling of the musical community here in Los Angeles.

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New Release Round-Up 09-09-22

Madison Cunningham - Revealer

Madison Cunningham - Revealer- Verve
Revealer is full of confessions, intimations, and hard truths. It's a warts-and-all self-portrait of a young artist who is full of doubt and uncertainty, yet bursting with exciting ideas about music and life; who has numerous GRAMMY nominations but still feels like she has far to go; who turns those misgivings into songs that are confident in their idiosyncrasies. It's a rumination on music as a vehicle for revelations, what's gained and what's lost when you put words to your innermost feelings.

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Charley Crockett - The Man From Waco

Charley Crockett - The Man From Waco-Son Of Davy
Charley Crockettreleases his latest album The Man From Wacovia Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers. Crockett wrote or co-wrote all 14 songs on the album, and in many ways The Man From Waco is the purest distillation of his artistry to date. What started as a demo session with producer Bruce Robison at Robisons studio The Bunker outside Austin, TX turned into the first album Crockett has ever made with his band The Blue Drifters backing him from start to finish. Mostly first takes with only a handful of overdubs, The Man From Waco finds Crockett refining his singular Gulf & Western sound which continues to captivate an ever-growing legion of fans.

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Of Montreal - Freewave Lucifer f-ck f-ck f-ck

Of Montreal - Freewave Lucifer f-ck f-ck f-ck-Polyvinyl Records
Over the course of the last two decades,Of Montreal's creative force, Kevin Barnes, has been wowing fans with their vast catalog of endlessly fascinating pop and mesmerizing live shows. Barnes' songwriting and production aesthetic has since become iconic in the industry and has garnered massive critical acclaim in publications such as Rolling Stone, The New York Times, NPR, and Pitchfork, who described the band's album, Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? as "ceaselessly fascinating and inexhaustibly replayable," as well as ranking it as the #5 album of the year. Barnes' influence on pop music is undeniable, with multiple late night TV appearances, including The Late Show With David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, as well as brilliant collaborations with the likes of Solange, Janelle Mone, Jon Brion, and others. The band has also performed across the globe, with festival appearances at Coachella, Sasquatch!, Pitchfork Music Festival and others, as well as hundreds of millions of streams worldwide. On Of Montreal's latest album, Freewave Lucifer f-ck f-ck f-ck, Barnes continues to push the boundaries of what pop music can be.

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Parkway Drive - Darker Still

Parkway Drive - Darker Still-Epitaph
In the kitchen of the Byron Bay home of Winston McCall stands a refrigerator,adorned on one side by a quote from Tom Waits: I want beautiful melodiestelling me terrible things."This, the Parkway Drive vocalist says, is a pretty good summation of him-self. It holds true, too, as one of the guiding principles behind Darker Still, theseventh full-length album to be born of this picturesque and serene corner ofnorth-eastern NSW, Australia, and the defining musical statement to date fromone of modern metals most revered bands.

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The Paranoyds - Talk Talk Talk

The Paranoyds - Talk Talk Talk-Third Man Records
The Paranoyds are Southern California DIY rock royalty. Fueled by the fiery energy of their live shows paired with raw lyricism and subtle societal commentary, The Paranoyds are unafraid and unapologetically in perpetual pursuit of a good time. The four-piece is made up of Laila Hashemi (keyboardist-vocals), Lexi Funston (guitars/vocals), Staz Lindes (bass/vocals) and David Ruiz (drums, vocals) who together masterfully blend light-hearted playfulness with sharp sincerity over fuzzy guitar, dreamy vocals and punchy, punky rock-n-roll. Talk, Talk, Talk, the sophomore album from The Paranoyds gives the band space to expand, evolve and above all, have fun. Over 11 tracks, the band experiments with sounds that span an eclectic array of genresfrom jazz, to lo-fi punk-rock, to groovy R&Bthat melt together showcasing the innovative range of The Paranoyds.

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Roxy Music - The Best Of

Roxy Music - The Best Of-Republic
To coincide with the band celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, Roxy Musics career-encompassing collection from 2001 is available for the first time on vinyl. Containing all of their classic singles including More Than This, Jealous Guy, Love Is the Drug, Virginia Plain, and classic album cuts, its a definitive testament to one of the most influential and daring artist catalogs of all time. This beautifully presented 2 LPset includes enhanced artwork and full song lyrics. Also check out the other remastered releases available for Roxy Music.

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Kiss - KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines

Kiss - KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines-UMe
Live recording from the soundboard during the Alive II tour at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, IA, on November 29, 1977. Features Let Me Go, Rock N Roll, Beth, and more performed by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

The Afghan Whigs - How Do You Burn? [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Pink LP]
Built To Spill - When The Wind Forgets Your Name
NAV - Demons Protected By Angels
Ozzy Osbourne - Patient Number 9
Trampled By Turtles - Stars And Satellites: 10 Year Anniversary [Limited Edition Red LP + Bonus Orange Flexi Disc]
Julian Lennon - Jude [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Olive Green LP]
Lake Street Dive - Fun Machine: The Sequel
John Legend - Legend
Kane Brown - Different Man
Various Artists - Stranger Things Season 4
Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: I. Crescent
Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: II. Ascension
Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: III. The Fall
Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell
Delta Spirit - One Is One
Son Little - Like Neptune
Imagine Dragons - Night Visions: Expanded Edition
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Dj Vu [RSD Essential Gold LP]


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New Release Round-Up 09-02-22

Megadeth - The Sick, The Dying And The Dead!

Megadeth - The Sick, The Dying And The Dead!-UMe
Megadeth's new album features 12 new songs from the titans of thrash metal! Produced by Dave Mustaine and Chris Rakestraw, the follow-up to the Grammyr award-winning Dystopia album will melt fans ' minds with songs like "We'll Be Back," the new radio hit "Soldier On!" and "Night Stalkers" featuring Ice-T. Indie Exclusive Deluxe 2 LP on 180-gram vinyl includes a 7" single of "We'll Be Back," b/w an unreleased 2021 live version of "The Conjuring," with lenticular litho.

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Jon Pardi - Mr. Saturday Night

Jon Pardi - Mr. Saturday Night-Capitol Records Nashville
Capitol Records Nashville presents multiplatinum hitmaker Jon Pardi's fourth studio album, Mr. Saturday Night. The 14-tracks include the singles, "Last Lonely Night," and "Fill `Er Up." Jon says about the album, "A lot of time was spent living with the songs on this record. There is more life experience on Mr. Saturday Night than any album I've released before." It was produced by Jon with Bart Butler and Ryan Gore, the same team behind his award-winning 2019 album, Heartache Medication.

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YUNGBLUD - YUNGBLUD [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Living Hour - Someday is Today [Blue LP]
Lean Year - Sides
King's X - Three Sides Of One [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Blue 2LP+CD]
Anomalie - Galerie
NOFX - White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean [Limited Edition Ghostly Sea Blue & Clear LP]
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - XI: Bleed Here Now
Shania Twain - Not Just A Girl (The Highlights)
Tom Chaplin - Midpoint
Luke Sital-Singh - Dressing Like A Stranger
Heartless Bastards - Arrow: 10th Anniversary [Black & Gold 2LP]
Rufus Du Sol - Surrender
Parker Gispert - Golden Years
Kris Kristofferson - Live At Gilleys - Pasadena, TX: September 15, 1981 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White Marbled LP]


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New Release Round-Up 08-26-22

Muse - Will Of The People

Muse - Will Of The People-Warner Records
This album was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world. A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests & riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilisation of the global order all informed Will Of The People. It has been a worrying and scary time for all of us as the Western empire and the natural world, which have cradled us for so long are genuinely threatened. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.

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Blondie - Against The Odds: 1974-1982

Blondie - Against The Odds: 1974-1982-Capitol
The first-ever authorized and in-depth archive in Blondies history, a rarity for a band almost 50 years into their career with 40 million records sold. Against The Odds: 1974-1982 features 124 songs (36 previously unreleased) remastered from the original analog tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios. Super Deluxe Collectors Edition presents their first 6 albums expanded to include over 4 dozen demos, alternate versions, and outtakes - plus, a 120-page discography and a 144-page hardback book. 10 LPs/10 LP/7 Single.

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Pianos Become The Teeth - Drift

Pianos Become The Teeth - Drift- Epitaph
Drift, their fifth studio album sees Pianos Become The Teethtaking another sonic step forward to craft a musicalstatement that truly transcends genres.For the recording of Drift, the band took it back to basics,starting at a family-owned cabin in the woods of Virginia,that they transformed into an analog recording studio. Theband lived together, recorded together and ate dinners together where they would listen to the days recordings, talkabout them and pull them apart and reworking them, creating what may be their finest album to date.

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Marcus King - Young Blood

Marcus King - Young Blood- American Recordings
25-year-old GRAMMY-nominated artist Marcus King prepares to release his new album, Young Blood, produced byDan Auerbach of The Black Keys via Rick Rubin's American Recordings/Republic Records. He has toured with TheMarcus King Band for over 10 years, as well as tours with Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathanial Rateliff.Hes released 3 LPs with The Marcus King Band before his GRAMMY-nominated 2021 solo debut LP, El Dorado.

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Julia Jacklin - Pre Pleasure

Julia Jacklin - Pre Pleasure- PolyvinylRecords
Pre Pleasure, the beautiful new full-length album from Australian native Julia Jacklin, finds the musician at her absolute peak, delivering ten of the most personal, raw, and devastating songs of her career. Featuring stand-outs such as "Lydia Wears A Cross," "Love, Try Not To Let Go," and the driving "I Was Neon," the album is a clear portrayal of Jacklin's captivating strength as a lyricist, and her undeniable talents as one of the most gifted songwriters of the decade.

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Steve Earle & The Dukes - JERRY JEFF [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]Video Available


Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell
Brotherkenzie - NATHAN
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus [RSD Essential Tomato Red 2LP]
Ezra Furman - All Us Flames
DJ Khaled - God Did
Alanis Morissette - The Storm Before The Calm
Lupe Fiasco - DRILL MUSIC IN ZION [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Blue 2LP]
Regina Spektor - 11:11
William Orbit - The Painter
Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Valerie June - Under Cover [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cobalt Blue LP]
Bret McKenzie - Songs Without Jokes
Madlib - Medicine Show No.3 - Beat Konducta In Africa [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple 2LP]
Will Hoge - Wings on my Shoes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ultra Clear LP]
Charlie Halloran & The Tropicales - Shake The Rum [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars + Anderson .Paak) - An Evening With Silk Sonic
Bastille - Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past
Sean Paul - Scorcha


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What's New 8-19-22

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Betternoise

When we started this record, says guitarist Zoltan Bathory, there was an excitement of impending musical adventures. We knew we could step away as far as we wanted to; there was a freedom of truly anything goes. Fear not FFDP fans, the trademark blend of savage riffing and catchy vocal hooks over a rhythm section of thunderous, headbang-worthy grooves is still there. *Ltd. Ed. Opaque Yellow LP*

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New Machine Recordings

Produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins), Physical Thrills spans through an eclectic mix of distorted synths, pop-tinged danceable tunes, pared-down ballads, and a collection of dream shanties melodies that are all interconnected with each other into a cohesive body of work. *Ltd. Ed. Violet Double LP*

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Merge

Bleed Out is all pent-up energy and explosion, executed by a bunch of friends who were mainly happy to be in a room together making loud noises. In January 2021, just weeks after Darnielle had started writing, his bandmates Peter Hughes, Matt Douglas, and Jon Wurster joined him at a studio in the woods near his home in Chapel Hill. Everything was finished inside a week. *Ltd. Ed. Yellow Double LP*

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Provogue Records

Ride provides an emotional release-valve - both for its creator and listeners - perhaps this veteran artist can reconcile with his past, accept his future and live in the present as it unfolds. "I think you can interpret this album title a few different ways," Trout concludes. "I mean, this album is definitely a musical ride and I certainly tried to cover a lot of ground. But, really, life is kind of a ride too, isn't it? And I want to live mine to the fullest."

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The Players Club

As a six-time Grammy Award Winner, Paich has contributed to over 2,000 albums, shaping the sound of popular music as a songwriter, producer, vocalist and primary composer of the seminal band TOTO. "Forgotten Toys is made up of odds and ends of tunes that I've carried in my head for years," David states. Music is much more than the soundtrack of his life. As one of its architects, it is his life. *Transparent Blue LP*

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New Release Round-Up 08-19-22

R.E.M. - Chronic Town EP: 40th Anniversary Edition

R.E.M. - Chronic Town EP: 40th Anniversary Edition-UMe
40th Anniversary Edition of the debut EP from R.E.M.featuring "Gardening At Night," "Wolves, Lower," and more. Available on a double-sided picture disc featuring the album cover's iconic gargoyle and 1982 image of the band.Also available on Cassette and for the first time a standalone CD.

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Demi Lovato - HOLY FVCK

Demi Lovato - HOLY FVCK-Island
HOLY FVCK is the 8th studio album from GRAMMY-nominated, global superstar Demi Lovato. Released this weekvia Island Records, the 16-track album is a sonic journey grounded in Demis rock and pop roots, an earnest yet tongue-in-cheek retrospective of their life experiences. Illustrated by its leading single, Skin of My Teeth, Demi explores finding the inner strength to overpower the demons within.

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Five Finger Death Punch - Afterlife

Five Finger Death Punch - Afterlife- Better Noise Music
2022 release, the ninth album from the Las Vegas-based metal band. Five Finger Death Punch has amassed over 8 billion streams and 3 billion video views to date and have sold over one million tickets between 2018 and 2020 alone. Afterlife features the singles 'Welcome to the Circus', 'IOU', and the title track.

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Eric Church - &

Eric Church - &- EMI Nashville
Eric Church releases his & album this week. It was previously only available through the Church Fan Club as part of the Heart & Soul album collection released in 2021. Pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, this 6-track LP is a must-have album for fans and completes the Heart & Soul collection.

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Thick - Happy Now

Thick - Happy Now- Epitaph
Since first forming in 2014, New York trio Thick have triumphed at turning the harshest truthsinto wildly exhilarating punk songs. On their second album Happy Now, vocalist/guitarist NikkiSisti, vocalist/bassist Kate Black, and vocalist/drummer Shari Page deliver their most complexand confessional work yet, exploring everything from self-sabotage and insecurity to victim-blaming and destructive relationships. Raw, irreverent, and brutally honest, Happy Now ultimatelyoffers both joyful catharsis and much-needed instruction for living well in turbulent times.

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Neil Young - Eldorado
Panic! At The Disco - Viva Las Vengeance [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Neon Coral LP]
Silversun Pickups - Physical Thrills [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Violet 2LP]
Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones - Live At Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981
Oddisee - People Hear What They See [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bowlero Storm Edition LP]
Rock Eupora - Pick At The Scab
Madonna - Finally Enough Love [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP + Slipmat]
Early James - Strange Time To Be Alive
Oneida - Success
The Mountain Goats - Bleed Out
I Prevail - TRUE POWER [Indie Exclusive Low Price CD]
Watkins Family Hour - Watkins Family Hour, Vol. II
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full: SB 15 Year Edition
Jukebox The Ghost - Cheers
Anna Tivel - Outsiders [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cerulean Splatter LP]
Slipknot - Vol. 3 The Subliminal Verses [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
American Aquarium - Chicamacomico [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Green w/ Black Smoke LP]
Wombo - Fairy Rust [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Hot Chip - Freakout / Release [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Brown LP]


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What's New 8-12-22

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Century Media

A huge portion of melodies and a downright overdose of sheer power. Arch Enemy are solid as a rock when it comes to "pure fucking metal". The guitar harmonies delivered by one of the greatest axe-duos in this day and age - Michael Amott and Jeff Loomis - in combination with the unmistakable voice of singer Alissa White-Gluz is everything a metal-maniac can ask for. They take no prisoners! *Ltd. Ed. Light Blue LP*

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Fuzze-Flex

Collective Soul's long-awaited 2022 release sends the band's artistic spirit into the next stratosphere. From the propulsive gnarly kiss-off of "Cut the Cord" to the reflective midtempo jangle of "Take" to the heart-wrenching reality check of "Rule No. 1" to the choir-backed emotional crossroads of "Where Do I Go," Vibrating contains 42 minutes of irrefutable sonic evidence of a band wholly uninterested in sitting still.

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Sub Pop

Smash cut to Kiwi Jr.'s third album, Chopper, overseen by trusted pilot Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) on storied Sub Pop Records. Turning nocturnal with necks mock turtle, our Local Kiwi Jr. takes neon flight off the digital cliff - like The Monkees starring in Blade Runner; like Michael Mann directs Encino Man. Ten songs with synth shimmer, zen gongs with yard strimmer. *Ltd. Ed. Clear LP*

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Boo Boo Wax

Michael Franti has long been revered for his inspiring music, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. As equal parts musician and activist, Franti continues to offer opportunities for gratitude, solidarity and celebrating how we get through the greatest ups and downs of our lives with our body, mind and soul still in one piece.

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BMG

Danger Mouse's soulful, freewheeling production serves as the perfect backdrop to Black Thought's metronomic, pin-sharp and chorus-free lyrical deluge. The natural chemistry comes through in the ease with which the artist and listener move through this album. Its an album untethered to any genre, era or trend - uncategorizable and timeless. It is the sound of the pair observing their own culture and asking questions they still may not have the answers to. *Ltd Ed Red LP*

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Thirty Tigers

No Regular Dog shares a gritty and glorious portrait of living in devotion to your deepest dreams: the brutal self-doubt and unending sacrifice, hard-won wisdom and sudden moments of unimaginable transcendence. Revealing her supreme gift for spinning harsh truths into songs that soothe and brighten the soul, the Kentucky-bred artist ultimately makes an unassailable case for boldly following your heart.

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Third Man

Recorded under a loft bed in the guest bedroom of his Nashville home, I Survived, Its Over starts in a humble space. It sets itself apart in its transformative properties as well as its transparency. What we have here is honest sound exploration, session musician-level instrumentation, and a true love for nature run through the fingers of a dude who can channel some acute and undeniable magic. This music goes deep.

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New Release Round-Up 08-12-22

Danny Elfman - Bigger. Messier.

Danny Elfman - Bigger. Messier.- Anti
Following his triumphant performances at the 2022 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Danny Elfman delivers Bigger. Messier., an ambitious double-album collection of remixed and reimagined tracks from his highly acclaimed Big Mess album. This sprawling, 23 track collection(available on 2 LP or 2 CD) features tracks reworked by some of the most groundbreaking andsubversive artists around today. Bigger.Messier. views the Grammy and Emmy Award-winningcomposers songs through the lens of luminaries from diverse sides of the music business,including Trent Reznor, Iggy Pop, Squarepusher, and Ghostemane.

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Goo Goo Dolls - Chaos In Bloom

Goo Goo Dolls - Chaos In Bloom- Warner Records
Chaos In Bloom, arriving this weekvia Warner Records. Marking the first album of their career to be produced by frontman John Rzeznik, the record finds Goo Goo Dolls at the top of their game and continuing to constantly evolve just as they have for nearly four decades together. Consisting of 10 tracks, Chaos in Bloom is an album of biting sarcasm, stadium-ready choruses, and the type of spear-sharp songwriting thats led them to becoming one of the most influential alternative rock groups of all time.

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Beastie Boys - Check Your Head: 30th Anniversary

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head: 30th Anniversary- Capitol
Celebrating the 30thAnniversary of Beastie Boys 2X PlatinumCheck Your Headalbum,this limited-edition deluxe reissue is a rare version of the album that was released as a limited run in 2009. Long out-of-print and sought after by fans and collectors, it features two bonus LPs including remixes, live versions, and B-sides. Featuring the songs So Whatcha Want, Pass the Mic and Gratitude.Check Your Headwas a somewhat return to their punk roots and introduced the trio playing their own instruments for the first time on record since their early EPs.

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Rich Ruth - I Survived, It's Over

Rich Ruth - I Survived, It's Over- Third ManRecords
Recorded under a loft bed in the guest bedroom of his Nashville home, Michael Ruth aka Rich Ruths I Survived, It's Over starts in a humble space. And while many contemporary music projects are produced in such an environment, I Survived, Its Over sets itself apart in its transformative properties as well as its transparency.What we have here is honest sound exploration, session musician-level instrumentation, and a true love for nature run through the fingers of a dude who can channel some acute and undeniable magic.This music goes deep.



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Pale Waves - Unwanted [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Pink LP]
Danger Mouse & Black Thought - Cheat Codes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Kelsey Waldon - No Regular Dog
Wet - Pink Room [Pink Glass Translucent EP]
Boris - Heavy Rocks [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Girlpool - Forgiveness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple LP]
The Paranoid Style - For Executive Meeting [LP]
Wade Bowen - Somewhere Between The Secret And The Truth
Erasure - Day-Glo (Based On A True Story)
Hudson Mohawke - Cry Sugar
Puscifer - Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti
Arch Enemy - Deceivers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Light Blue LP]
Coil - Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil
Norma Jean - Deathrattle Sing For Me [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Doublemint 2LP]
Nicolas Dub - The Oregon Trail: Music From The Gameloft Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Green LP]
Vandoliers - The Vandoliers [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Neon Orange LP]
Psyche Origami - The Standard [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP]


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What's New 8-5-22

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Republic

Record-breaking BRIT and GRAMMY Award nominated, Billboard Award-winning global sensations, Glass Animals, announce the special anniversary collection of their critically acclaimed third album, Dreamland. Dreamland is the album that brought us the global hit, Heat Waves, leading to a 5 billion+ global streaming band. *Ltd. Ed. Glow In The Dark LP*

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Easy Eye

During the recording of Andersons 2020 album Years, Dan Auerbach hatched the idea of a tribute to the genius of the country legend. The herculean talents of everyone from Luke Combs to John Prine, from Eric Church to Tyler Childers, Nathaniel Rateliff to Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and many more all came together to pay tribute to John and his remarkable contributions in this stunning album. *Low Dog Blue LP*

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Metal Blade

The Swedish melodic death metal stalwarts trademark sound undergoes yet another evolutionary overhaul. From the noisily rabble-rousing "Find A Way Or Make One" and the pummeling, pugilistic "Get In The Ring", to the evocative fury of "Saxons & Vikings," The Great Heathen Army encapsulates the essence of this legendary band, while still allowing acres of space for new ideas. *Triple Gatefold Blue/Black Marble LP*

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Prosthetic Records

More than two decades deep, and preparing to release their eighth studio album, Psycroptic are in fine fettle. The follow up to 2018s As The Kingdom Drowns is on the horizon, and Divine Council sees the Australian band ready to push their creative boundaries in new ways as part of their ethos to always keep things fresh - both for themselves and their listeners. *Blue/Green/White/Clear LP*

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Epitaph

Gliding across a spectrum of breathless punk rock, doo-wop, gospel, dancehall, and the bands customary nods to the lineage of two-tone, this 14-track opus is a band rejecting the easy impulses of simply repeating whats worked before. Featuring guests Tim Armstrong, Rhoda Dakar, Hepcat, and The Skints. *Ltd. Ed. Opaque Aqua Blue LP*

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Empire

Under Construction, Part II served as the follow-up to Missy Elliot's album of the same name. With Timbaland handling a majority of the production, the album boasts the large and flamboyant beats that we've come to expect from Timbaland as one of the top producers of his time. The album features appearances from longtime collaborators such as Missy Elliot and Sebastian, as well as notable names such as Brandy, Wyclef Jean, and Bubba Sparxxx.

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Virgin

Honesty, nostalgia and inner-light are at core of Lauvs sophomore album. As humans, we tend to shy away from the darkness and spotlight the good, but acceptance and courage is what takes us beyond the horizon and gives us all the strength to move forward. All 4 Nothing sees the hit maker at his highest and lowest with no pretend while bringing his ultra-modern pop beats and snappy lyrical pairings.

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New Release Round-Up 08-05-22

Paul McCartney - McCartney I / II / III

Paul McCartney - McCartney I / II / III-Capitol
The eponymous solo albums written, performed, and produced by Paul McCartney from 1970, 1980, and 2020. Includes 3 LPs on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with 3 limited edition photo prints and an introduction from Paul housed in a beautiful slipcase box.

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Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Noise and Flowers

Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Noise and Flowers-Reprise
Neil Young + Promise of the Realrelease a new live album, Noise and Flowers, that captures the group in all their glory on their 2019 European tour. The release isaccompanied by a similarly titled concert film thats included in the albums 2xLP+CD Deluxe Edition.Noise & Flowers documents a 9-date tour that began just two weeks after Youngs lifetime friend and manager of more than 50 years, Elliot Roberts, passed away at age 76. Performing alongside a photograph of Roberts taped to his road case, Young approached each show as a celebratory memorial service to honor his late friend. Its a trek the legendary singer/songwriter describes as wondrous.

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The Interrupters - In The Wild

The Interrupters - In The Wild-Hellcat Records
After three studio albums and over a decade deep into the music game, The Interruptersdeliver their new album, In The Wild. This 14-track opus is the real deal; its a story of survival, a story of resilience, by a band being bold and rejecting the easy impulses of simply repeating whats worked before. Together during lockdown, Aimee Interrupter, partner and guitarist Kevin Bivona, and his younger twin brothers, Jesse (drums) and Justin (bass), decided to put idle hands to work. After building a home studio in their garage together, Kevin stepped up and took charge of production duties to become the accountable one this time around. The record took shape in an unforced and organic fashion, and the recording process was evidently a fun one, which is reflected in the sound of the album, gliding across a spectrum of breathless punk rock, doo-wop, gospel, dancehall, and the bands customary nods to the lineage of two-tone. Its further evidenced in the uplifting spirit and the glittering rollcall of guests (Tim Armstrong, Rhoda Dakar, Hepcat, The Skints) involved too. Thanks to the cocoon of the intimate environment theyd built and relaxed working practices, the results made for the most personal Interrupters album to date, as well as being the one all four feel most connected to.

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Eminem - Curtain Call 2
Bad Bunny - Un Verano Sin Ti
Caroline Polachek - Pang [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Fog LP]
Lauv - All 4 Nothing
Tool - Fear Inoculum
Primus - Conspiranoid EP
Soulfly - Totem [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
benny blanco / BTS / Snoop Dogg - Bad Decisions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD Single]
Various Artists - Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson
Bluewerks Vol. 1 & 2 - Up Down Left Right / In Full Bloom [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Green LP]
Art Moore - Art Moore [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Van Hunt - Van Hunt [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Maroon 2LP]
Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat: 15th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
HEALTH - GENERATIONS EDITION DISCO4 :: PART I and DISCO4 :: PART II [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque White LP]


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What's New 7-29-22

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Capitol

Rogers' voice is unfettered, cascading running wild like the animals in her single Horses and soars deliriously sometimes to the point of almost cracking. From the bubblegum pop of Want Want to the soaring ballad "Begging For Rain," Surrender consistently sparkles, with contributions from Florence Welch, Jon Batiste and Mumford & Sons Ben Lovett. *Ltd. Ed. Tangerine Orange LP*

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Republic

In its slowest moments, Eddie embraces the paths of the elders before him, jumping into Americana and blues. At other times, the music is more familiar, writhing with the intensity that made its maker famous. Even then, however, Vedder assures us hes moving forward, dressing his rock songs with all the fixings of modern production. In doing so, Earthling plants itself firmly in this moment. *Ltd. Ed. Blue/Black Marble LP*

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Century Media

The masters of the Brazilian old school death metal Krisiun are back. After their last album, 2018s Scourge of the Enthroned, the three Sao Paulo brothers deliver another board-hard and incredibly strong new studio album. On Mortem Solis, Krisiun convince with precise riffs and hard-hitting sound with the active support of Mark Lewis (production and mix).

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ATO

GRAMMY and Americana Award-winning singer/songwriter and violinist, Amanda Shires, has pushed the reset button with Take It Like a Man, a record that is so unlike anything she has ever recorded that you would be tempted to think it was her debut album instead of her seventh. Shires, brings forth a fearless confessional, showing the world what turning 40 looks like in 10 emotionally raw tracks. *Ltd. Ed. White LP*

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Merge

The vital new album and Merge debut of Friendship, the Philly-via-Maine outfit led by accomplished songwriter Dan Wriggins. A collection of alt-country songs driving the witty, gritty poetry of pioneers like Kath Bloom and Vic Chesnutt across a 21st century DIY terrain. Available on *Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Blue & White LP*

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Six Shooter Records

Carter Family meets Addams Family. Rich with quality finger picking and replete with harmonies, Easy Listening for Jerks offers many new moods of songs we think we know so well. Under a title that recalls the songwriting humour of Roger Miller and Steve Martins comedy stylings alike, the EPs offer a surprising and compelling mix of gravity and levity. Foggy Mountain Boys, but make it Beetlejuice.

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Rise

Rejecting tired formulas at every step, Dance Gavin Dance merge progressive rock and post-hardcore with thick groove, brilliantly combining experimental music with hooks and a warped sense of humor. On Jackpot Juice, the seminal swancore outfit have crafted their most electrifying, consistent and varied release to date. *Ltd. Ed. Yellow, Red & Black Splatter LP*

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Thirty Tigers

With this authoritative and impressive album, Whiskey Myers (Rolling Stones declared new torch bearers for Southern music) once again succeeds in working within the confines of Southern rock. The band pushes those limited borders wider with creativity and faith in their own substantial talents. With Tornillo, their recent burst of crossover popularity should be set to last. *Ltd. Ed. Iridescent Copper LP*

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Loma Vista

This is a loving tribute to one of the greatest living American songwriters and singers, Brian Wilson. Melt Away dives deep into the legendary artists extensive songbook, offering fascinating and delectable new spins on time-honored classics and overlooked gems alike. Infused with the familiar magic that fans know and love, it offers a new window into Wilsons iconic catalog. *Ltd. Ed. Lemonade Translucent LP*

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Third Man

Entering Heaven Alive is the fifth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, and released by Third Man Records. *Ltd. Ed. Detroit Denim Blue Vinyl*

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Concord

Dawes have crafted one their shortest and tightest albums to date with Misadventures of Doomscroller, and it also happens to be one of their most enjoyably experimental. It's a vibe that evokes the proggy 1970s style of Steely Dan without losing any of the emotive, singer/songwriter pathos that marked the best of their past work. These feral dogs have set sail for jam island. *Ltd. Ed. Translucent Blood Orange LP*

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Thirty Tigers

A compelling blend of acoustic folk and avant-garde pop playfulness, Birds in the Ceiling lives confidently in a space of its own, enriched by tradition but never encumbered by it. The songwriting that has stunned fans and critics alike since 2015s High on Tulsa Heat remains potent, while the sonic evolution that unfolds on the record feels like a natural expansion of 2020s acclaimed LP5. *Ltd. Ed. Blue Vinyl*

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Ninja Tune

Symphonic, vast, and emotionally stirring, The Last Goodbye is a project rife with brightness and emotion, nostalgic yet rooted in the present, serving as a sweeping sonic experience that speaks to themes of connection, reminiscence and the impact we impart on one another. It's a vivid celebration of the people and moments that have left fingerprints on our existence, echoing throughout the record. *Ltd. Ed. Clear 2x LP*

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MNRK

Rapper, producer, actor, and filmmaker RZA brings back his alter ego, Bobby Digital for a brand new graphic novel and soundtrack, RZA Presents: Bobby Digital and the Pit of Snakes, both released this month. The soundtrack merges hip hop, indie rock, and soul to complement and highlight the graphic novels storyline as much poetry as rap, as much philosophy as sci-fi odyssey.

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Century Media

On Spirit of Ecstasy, the avant-garde metal trio manages to surpass their already brilliant long player Alphaville. Its rife with shrieking black metal, polyrhythmic shifts, deliberately obtuse jazz patterns and anything else that grabs their passing fancy. Traditional songs are in short supply, but eerie soundscapes and clashing, challenging slabs of noise they have in abundance.

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Chrysalis

This fearless and immensely soulful work was largely inspired by the loss of a longtime friend and the lingering influence of a mercurial and charismatic father. Its soul music, but never a stylistic tribute to some bygone era. Less a direct influence than the applying of hip-hop's inventiveness to longstanding paradigms of soul, blues and jazz, spinning it all forward into a reconfiguration of a new black Americana. *Vinyl out 9/30*

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New West

Regarded as the first album where Tony Joe controlled all elements, The Beginning is stripped down and recorded without any bells and whistles. This is Tony Joe recording himself playing his classic swamp blues sound. Long out of print, New West Records remastered, re-sequenced and, due to popular demand, is now reissuing the album on CD and Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Blue Vinyl.

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Empire

One In A Million is the second studio album by Aaliyah. First released in 1996, the album features production from a variety of producers including Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Carl-So-Lowe, J. Dibbs, Jermaine Dupri, Kay Gee, Vincent Herbert, Rodney Jenkins, Craig King, Darren Lighty and Darryl Simmons. It remains as one of the most influential albums in Hip-Hop & R&B and proved to be a major breakthrough in Aaliyah's career. Welcome to the new world of funk.

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Empire

Named by Q Magazine as one of the "5 Best Compilations of 2000," the soundtrack to the Andrzej Bartkowiak film was executive produced by Timbaland and features production from Irv Gotti, Rapture Stewart, Ant Banks, Eric Seats, Mannie Fresh and J Dub. Appearances include Aaliyah, B.G., Chant Moore, Dave Hollister, Destiny's Child, Ginuwine, Joe, Lil' Mo, Mack 10, Playa, and Stanley Clarke.

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Empire

Originally released in 1998, Tim's Bio is the debut solo album from Hip-Hop & R&B superproducer Timbaland. With guest appearances from heavyweights such as Magoo, Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Plays, Skillz, Nas, Jay-Z & Twista, as well as the debut on-record appearance of acclaimed MC Ludacris, Timbaland takes full control of production for the album. Features hit songs "Here We Come," and "Lobster & Scrimp."

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Empire

Indecent Proposal is the second studio album from duo Timbaland & Magoo. Originally released in 2001, the album features Magoo's Q-Tip-like flow and Timbaland's distinct production style drawing from reggae, retro and soul. Features include early appearances from Jay-Z, Twista, Petey Pablo and Ludacris, as well as looks from Aaliyah, & Static Major. Released nearly two months after Aaliyah's untimely passing, the album was dedicated to the memory of "Babygirl."

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Empire

Welcome To Our World is the debut studio album by the Norfolk, VA duo Timbaland & Magoo. First released in 1997, the platinum selling album features guest appearances from artists such as Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, and Playa. Known as a classic among duos in Hip-Hop history, the album features singles "Up Jumps Da Boogie," "Clock Strikes," & "Luv 2 Luv Ya."

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Reprise

One of the legendary lost albums in Neils catalog, this 7-song album was recorded at Toast studio in San Francisco in late 2000 and early 2001. It was shelved at the time and Are You Passionate was the next album Neil released. Different versions of 4 songs appeared on Are You Passionate, but the other 3 songs are completely unreleased (Timberline, Gateway of Love and Standing In The Light).

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New Release Round-Up 07-29-22

Whiskey Myers - Tornillo

Whiskey Myers - Tornillo-Wiggy Thunp Records
For genre-bending band Whiskey Myers, 2019s self-titled and self-produced album offered a watershed moment. With Rolling Stone declaring them the new torch bearers for Southern music in a story titled How Whiskey Myers Won Over Mick Jagger and Made the Album of Their Career; and the project debuting atop both the Country and Americana album charts, the band celebrated mainstream success a decade in the making. Now, after spending 21 days isolated at the 2,300-acre Sonic Ranch studio deep in the heart of their native Texas, just miles from the U.S./Mexico border, the Gold-certified renegades have doubled down on what they do best: sharing honest truths with no-holds-barred instrumentation, letting the self-produced music speak for itself. Yet with Tornillo, named for the border town that is home to the pecan orchard-filled recording complex and released this weekvia their own Wiggy Thump Records with distribution by Thirty Tigers, the six-piece band has taken their solid decade-plus foundation and pushed themself to further explore new sonic landscapes.

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Ateez - The World EP.1 : Movement

Ateez - The World EP.1 : Movement-KQ Entertainment
Global sensation Ateez is back to begin a new journey with the first album in a new series, [The World EP.1 : Movement]. Praised for high-octane performances and bold musical stylings, ATEEZ sold 1.86 million albums in 2021 to firmly plant their name on the charts. ATEEZ also went on their first arena world tour "THE FELLOWSHIP : BEGINNING OF THE END" in 2022, meeting 150,000 fans from their kick off in Seoul, followed by five American cities and finishing with dates in five European countries. ATEEZ made history by being the first K-pop act to start a European arena tour after the pandemic. Having just wrapped up their search for precious [TREASURE], and a feverish journey in [ZERO : FEVER], ATEEZ unveils a powerful new concept in their next release [THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT] calling for change in our conformist reality.

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Maggie Rogers - Surrender

Maggie Rogers - Surrender- Capitol
GRAMMY Award- nominated artist/producer/songwriter Maggie Rogers new album, Surrender, will be released this week via Capitol Records. Co-produced Kid Harpoon (Florence + the Machine, Harry Styles) and Rogers, Surrender is the follow-up to Heard It in a Past Life, Rogers massively beloved 2019 debut album, which entered Billboards Top Album Sales chart at No. 1 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Praised by the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, TIME Magazine, and many others, Heard It in a Past Life landed Rogers a nomination for Best New Artist and went on to amass over one billion combined global streams.

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Beyonce - RENAISSANCE
Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: III. The Fall
Ithaca - They Fear Us [Indie Exclusive Alternate Sleeve Recycled Color LP]
Various Artists - ELVIS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus: Remastered
Jim James - Regions Of Light And Sound Of God
Dance Gavin Dance - Jackpot Juicer [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow with Red & Black Splatter 2LP]
Eddie Vedder - Earthling [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blue/Black Marble LP]
The Heavy Heavy - Life And Life Only EP
Amanda Shires - Take It Like A Man [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Hayley Kiyoko - PANORAMA
ENHYPEN - MANIFESTO : DAY 1 [M Ver.]
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole: 25th Anniversary [2CD]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Welsh LP]
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick: 50th Anniversary Edition
Fear Factory - Soul Of A New Machine: 30th Anniversary Edition [Deluxe 3LP]


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What's New 7-22-22

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Interscope

Combining elements of psychedelia and indie rock with influences from his Latino heritage, Fantasy Gateway feels like stepping into a brave new world. Cuco is disconnecting himself from his reality and this dreamy, bass propelled record lets us see what is behind his closed eyes.includes appearances from Kacey Musgraves, Adriel Favela, Bratty, and DannyLux.

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Interscope

Produced by GRAMMY-winning producer, Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo), the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriters debut album, Aftershock, will feature 11 tracks, including Hate Me If It Helps which was co-written with Olivia Rodrigo plus the standouts Crash and The Hardest Part. *Indie Exclusive Lemon Colored Vinyl*

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Rough Trade

Hellfire builds on the brutality and intensity of 2019s Schlagenheim while also drawing on the more melodic elements that weave through last years Cavalcade. Lead-singer Geordie says If Cavalcade was a drama, Hellfire is like an epic action film, that delves into overlapping themes of pain, loss and anguish. *Indie Exclusive Clear Red Vinyl*

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Matador

You might expect Interpol's pandemic record to be an emotional tar pit, given the presence of towering producer-engineer duo Flood and Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode). But Banks felt the call to push in a "counterbalancing" direction. I feel now is the time when being hopeful is necessary, and a still-believable emotion within what makes Interpol Interpol."

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Epitaph

A product of generations of underground music in L.A. and beyond, The Linda Lindas debut channels classic punk, post punk, power pop, new wave, and other surprises into timelessly catchy and cool songs sung by all four memberseach with her own style and energy. *Indie Exclusive Clear w/ Blue-Pink Splatter Vinyl*

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Atlantic

On Special, the singer/rappers fourth album, Lizzo struts back into the spotlight with a whole lot of sass, spirit, and soul. Embracing her vocal range like never before and celebrating herself to the fullest, she speaks her mind, censors nothing, and delivers an enviable level of honesty, pure passion, and fresh fire. *Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Grape Colored Vinyl*

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Oh Boy Records

Before leaving us, John Prine plucked another winner out of obscurity. Even though it doesnt break new sonic ground, This Mess is proof that McKinley is a talent whos in it for the long haul. McKinleys voice conveys gentle gravitas to everything, while his band bolsters it with sympathetic, sturdy backing. *Indie Exclusive Marbled Opaque Orange Vinyl*

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Blue Note

After 36 years, Ronnie Foster returns with a collection of originals and covers that mark a fresh start for Foster who has whipped up an omnidirectional brew of Hammond Organ grooves that pay homage to the past but more often reflect Ronnie's restlessness for ushering in the new. Dedicated to the memory of his longtime friend Dr. Lonnie Smith.

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Pure Noise

Early 00s emo-faves Senses Fail dont hold back on living amongst the madness of the modern world. Hells words are the most potent part of what makes it magical, both outrageous and down to earth. Its an honest, fresh wound, like the raw skin of a grazed knee as the band stands to its feet, brushing it off and embracing the fall. *Indie Exclusive Bear & Gold Butterfly Vinyl*

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Domino

On their second album, Superogranism bridges the personal and existential whilst delivering their brand of psychedelic indie pop and fizzy, funky electronica. Featuring an international set of collaborators including Stephen Malkmus, CHAI, Pi Ja Ma, Dylan Cartlidge & legendary musician and actor Gen Hoshino. *Indie Exclusive Gold Vinyl*

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La Honda Records

These songs speak to a new Appalachia, the people who understand the beauty, the struggle and the complexity of contemporary Appalachian life. With a focus on traditional instrumentation and styles of Kentucky, the groups third album has strong themes of identity, ruralism, storytelling with huge characters, and the state of rurality and the issues we still face today.

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New Release Round-Up 07-22-22

Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive

Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive- Third ManRecords
Entering Heaven Alive is the fifth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, and released by Third Man Records.

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The Kooks - 10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark

The Kooks - 10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark-Lonely Cat
The Kooks sixth studio album, 10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark is a fresh sounding, electronic-tinged evolution of their iconic sound.

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Bob Marley - Bob Marley With The Chineke! Orchestra

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Bob Marley With The Chineke! Orchestra reimagines some of Bob Marleys most recognized and listened to songs with contemporary classical orchestration. The Chineke! Orchestra provides opportunities to a diverse range of up-and-coming and internationally respected classical musicians.

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Alex the Astronaut - How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater

Alex the Astronaut - How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater-Nettwerk Records
How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater is the follow-up to Alex the Astronaut's ARIA Music Award-nominated debut The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing. An unforgettably original lyricist, the music of Australian singer/songwriter Alex the Astronaut cycles through a series of radiantly detailed slices of life.

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ODESZA - The Last Goodbye [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Crystal Clear 2LP + 12in Art Card]Video Available

Beach Bunny - Emotional Creature
Dawes - Misadventures of Doomscroller [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blood Orange LP]
Palisades - Reaching Hypercritical
She & Him - Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Lemonade Translucent LP]
Ty Segall - Hello, Hi
Nas - Magic
Majid Jordan - Wildest Dreams
ZZ Top - RAW (That Little Ol' Band From Texas Original Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tangerine LP]
Nina Nastasia - Riderless Horse
John Moreland - Birds in the Ceiling [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Cuco - Fantasy Gateway
Pool Kids - Pool Kids
Robin Carolan & Sebastian Gainsborough - The Northman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2LP]
Seventeen - SEVENTEEN 4th Album Repackage 'SECTOR 17 [NEW HEIGHTS Ver.]
Ne-Yo - Self Explanatory


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New Release Round-Up 07-15-22

The Ballroom Thieves - Clouds

The Ballroom Thieves - Clouds-Nettwerk Records
New England indie folk duo The Ballroom Thievess continue to write and share music at a feverish pace with their release of their upcoming album Clouds, the album encapsulates the duo's longing to return to touring, but also a reflection of it's difficulties (insomnia brought on by sleeping in different hotel rooms every night). Clouds gives listeners an intimate look into the band's recording process as most of the album's songs began with Martin Earley and Calin Peters writing together. And for the first time, the album features songs recorded live in the hope of bringing fans directly into the room.

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The Linda Lindas - Growing Up

The Linda Lindas - Growing Up-Epitaph
A product of generations of underground music in L.A. and beyond, The Linda Lindas debut, Growing Up, channels classic punk, post punk, power pop, newwave, and other surprises into timelessly catchy and cool songs sung by all fourmemberseach with her own style and energy. A handful of cuts have alreadybeen previewed at shows and enthusiastically approved by diehard followers in thepit at L.A.s DIY punk institution The Smell and Head in the Cloud festival goers atThe Rose Bowl alike. The Linda Lindas are stoked to unleash Growing Up.

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Senses Fail - Hell Is In Your Head [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Beer & Gold Butterfly LP]
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Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp - 18
Rise Against - Nowhere Generation II
beabadoobee - Beatopia [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
Interpol - The Other Side Of Make-Believe
GWAR - The New Dark Ages
Alexander 23 - Aftershock [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Lemon LP]
Sabrina Carpenter - emails i cant send
The Kut - Grit
Bright Eyes - A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997
Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors
Bright Eyes - Letting Off The Happiness
Various Artists - MJ the Musical [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
ITZY - CHECKMATE [YEJI Ver.]
Minnie Riperton - Come To My Garden [RSD Essential Lilac LP]
Waylon Jennings - JD's [RSD Essential 180g Dark Gray LP]
Arlo McKinley - This Mess We're In [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Marbled Opaque Orange LP]
Halsey - If I Cant Have Love, I Want Power: Tour Edition [Olive Green LP]
David Lynch - Ghost of Love b/w Imaginary Girl [Silver Vinyl Single]
Alan Parsons - From The New World [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Nathaniel Merriweather Presents...Lovage - Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By [RSD Essential 2CD] [Repress]
The Gabbard Brothers - The Gabbard Brothers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Grass Green LP]
Madlib - High Jazz - Medicine Show #7 [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Seaglass Blue 2LP]
black midi - Hellfire [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Red LP]
Superorganism - World Wide Pop [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Elf Power - Artificial Countrysides

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What's New 7-8-22

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Metric Music International

Metrics newest collection of electro-indie drags you from the abyss that is our current day-to-day, acknowledging the fragile fate of life whilst encouraging you to appreciate the here and now. Its dark and claustrophobic, but dreamy and imaginative with grand, cinematic synth arrangements. Lead singer Emily Haines describes it as, an escape for yourself in your mind because you're powerless over so many things."

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Chrysalis

Introduced to the world ten years ago, Sand has become an icon of British singer-songwriting; emotional, honest, and prolific. Now, Sand has freed herself from the expectations of others in order to make an album of expansive creativity. Something of an artistic rebirth, it draws on old familiarities and brave beginnings, uniting fans old and new in her endless drive to use music as a tool for inspirational lift.

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Show Dog

Something's happening in country music. Newer artists and younger audiences are embracing instrumentation, vocal stylings and song structures long thought drowned in the ocean of slick, snap-track productions. Kimberly Kelly's debut album may prove to be the clarion call. "I like to think of it as a sub-genre of country music called 'country music,'" Kelly says with a wink.

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New West

Ways & Means finds the New Orleans five-piece leaning on the country-folk of their debut along with the psychedelic, electrified gospel-soul sound of 2016s Hurry Home. The sound will continue to draw comparisons to the country-funkiness of The Band, Link Wray and others but this is the sound of a band that understands the history of American music, while embracing their own contemporary approach.

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New Release Round-Up 07-08-22

Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Toast

Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Toast-Reprise
A 7-song unreleased album from Neil Young with Crazy Horse, recorded at Toast studio in San Francisco in late 2000 and early 2001. It was shelved at the time and Are You Passionate was the next album Neil released. Different versions of 4 songs appeared on Are You Passionate, but the other 3 songs are completely unreleased (Timberline, Gateway of Love and Standing In The Light). This is one of the legendary lost albums in Neils catalog.

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Laura Veirs - Found Light
Pearl Jam - Gigaton: Tour Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2 LP/1 CD]
Elton John - Regimental Sgt. Zippo
Journey - Freedom
James Bay - Leap
Metric - Formentera [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Low Price CD]
Andrew Bird - Shoulder Mountain [Limited Edition Red Vinyl Single]
Yves Jarvis - The Zug
Katy J Pearson - Sound Of The Morning
The Who - The Who Sell Out: Half-Speed Master [LP]
The Who - Tommy: Half-Speed Master [2LP]
CAKE - Fashion Nugget
Alice Merton - S.I.D.E.S. [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peach LP]



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What's New 7-1-22

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Loma Vista

This immersive and compulsively replayable new full-length cements Sophie Allisons status as one of the most gifted songwriters making rock music right now. The album finds Sophie broadening the borders of her aesthetic without abandoning the unsparing lyricism and addictive melodies that made earlier songs so easy to obsess over. To support her vision Sophie enlisted producer Daniel Lopatin, whose recent credits include the Uncut Gems movie score and The Weeknds Dawn FM.

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Anti

Robin Pecknold describes the set as me by myself on the longest night of the year... honoring the loneliness of 2020 with a nylon string and some songs new and old. Selections cover all four of the bands studio albums, while also featuring a cover of Nina Simones In The Morning and a rearrangement of the traditional Silver Dagger.

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Sub Pop

From the Brazilian standards that her family listened to while driving to the beach, to the European folk traditions she tapped into on her own, and the pursuits that interest her today studies in archaeology, work as a gardener, and walking the worlds great trails Naimas music draws from family, the earth and music handed down through generations.

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Atlantic

Featuring Shinedowns explosive yet artfully crafted sound and urgent lyrics, Planet Zero rings the alarm on a dystopian warning of the dangerous consequences to come when it all goes too far, and we begin to lose our respect for those with differing opinions and our compassion for one another.

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Sub Pop

My Other People presents TV Priest as a renewed and refined version of themselves. A band on a journey to express a more honesty while still remaining true to their post-punk roots. Giving 13 tracks of compassion, integrity and courage, TV Priest assert themselves as a band that not only wear their hearts on their sleeves, but also as a musical format for us all to enjoy.

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Sub Pop

Σtella makes her Sub Pop debut with the mesmerizing Up and Away, an old-school pop paean to the pangs and raptures of love. From the Greek folk-inflected get-go, we're swept up in Σtella's world - and it's quite the captivating place to be. The singer-songwriter joins forces with artist and producer Tom Calvert (aka Redinho) a match made in Athens.

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Compass Records

Nicki Bluhm, the native San Franciscan who now calls Tennessee home, possesses a gorgeously emotive voice and her clear-eyed perspective on life informs the 10 tracks on Avondale Drive. Combining nostalgic country-rock with distinctly modern lyricism, Bluhm brings apt contrast for the process of studying one's past in order to make a better future.

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Red House Records

Theres a sense of optimistic yearning here, from the dreamy opener "Wonderment," to her ode to a broken heart, "Curiosity," to the pulsing promise of "Hope. " With the exception of "Golden," a searing indictment of white complacency, Sing To The Walls is ultimately about hope, connection, and love; the sweetness of life, even amidst a painful time.

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Napalm Records

It's time to put on your pirate hat and inflate your rubber ducks, because the world-famous Pirate Metal Drinking Crew Alestorm, have just set sail on a new voyage with their seventh studio album, Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum. Featuring symphonic choirs, intense technical riffage and exquisite solo duesl. And rum. Lots and lots of rum.

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Mascot

September 29, 2021, Kentucky's favorite sons realized their childhood dream of playing at the legendary Royal Albert Hall. From clubs to arenas and festivals, no one puts on the kind of show that these boys do. Here they tear through an impressive back catalog, playing songs from their most recent studio album through to their biggest hits and fan favorites.

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Republic

The creation process of Meet The Moonlight marks a major artistic milestone from past work, taking shape from a one-on-one collaboration with producer Blake Mills, and unveiling a highly experimental process that involved embedding Johnsons elegantly stripped-back arrangements with enchanting sonic details. Indie Exclusive Silver LP on 180g vinyl.

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Dine Alone

Otherness is the first album in over a decade from the group Rolling Stone declared "put Canadian post-hardcore on the map." Five guys playing aggressive rock grew to a hockey-arena headlining phenomenon while pushing and pulling between spirited guitar leads, melodic might, and emotional weight. Available on Indie Exclusive Pink/Purple LP.

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Terapia Productions

Riff-monsters Crobot conjures up the kind of rock 'n' roll that has grooves so powerful they throw you around the room and hooks high enough to shake the heavens. "This is the record we've been wanting to do ever since we started," exclaims vocalist Brandon Yeagley. If we can make you smile, we've done our job".

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Republic

Conan Gray has emerged as one of the pre-eminent pop superstars of his generation. After the commercial success of the global multi-platinum hits, Heather and Maniac, his music maintains its unflinching authenticity and originality. Grays debut album, Kid Krow, reached #5 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, and was the biggest new artist debut of the year. Available on Indie Exclusive Autographed CD.

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Philadelphonic Records

Mixing old school blues and folk with new school hip-hop and funk, G. Loves electrifying new album brings together both sides of the genre-bending pioneers eclectic career in a wildly innovative and deeply reverent sonic pilgrimage to the heart of the South. Produced by North Mississippi All-Stars Luther Dickinson.

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Now Hear This! - July 2022

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New Release Round-Up 07-01-22

Various Artists - Minions: The Rise Of Gru

Various Artists - Minions: The Rise Of Gru- Decca
The original soundtrack to Minions: The Rise Of Gru promises another exciting installment in the Minions franchise.Produced by Jack Antonoff and filled to the brim with a star-studded list of artists, you can expect a very funkylistening experience. Indie Exclusive Gru Blue 2 LP.

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UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro - Unprecedented

UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro - Unprecedented-UMe
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro's album, Unprecedented, is the follow-up to 2018's A Real Labour of Love that went to #2 on the U.K. charts. Recorded in studios in London and Jamaica between lockdowns, the album is a collection of songs that Ali & Astro have loved for many years by artists they admire (such as Stevie Wonder and Kris Kristofferson) alongside self-penned tracks inspired by the pandemic and the state of the U.K. at the moment.

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Fleet Foxes - A Very Lonely Solstice [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
Imagine Dragons - Mercury Acts 1 & 2 [Deluxe 2 CD]
Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: II. Ascension
Blood Command - Armagedonism [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange / Purple Half & Half LP]
Seether - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum: Deluxe
Shinedown - Planet Zero
Grey Daze - The Phoenix
Nick Cave - Seven Psalms
Naima Bock - Giant Palm
Municipal Waste - Electrified Brain [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Long Box]
Paolo Nutini - Last Night In The Bittersweet
Moor Mother - Jazz Codes
Yaeji - Ep 1+2 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Jade Vinyl]
Nicky Egan - This Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Orange LP]
Madlib - Medicine Show No.5 - History Of The Loop Digga: 1990-2000 [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Sky Blue 2LP]
Hercules & Love Affair - In Amber [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Grateful Dead - Two From The Vault: Remastered [Limited Edition 4LP]
Paul Anka - Sessions
Ghost Woman - Ghost Woman


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New Release Round-Up 06-24-22

Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever

Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever-Loma Vista
Sometimes, Forever, the immersive and compulsively replayable new Soccer Mommy full-length, cements Sophie Allisons status as one of the most gifted songwriters making rock music right now. The album finds Sophie broadening the borders of her aesthetic without abandoning the unsparing lyricism and addictive melodies that made earlier songs so easy to obsess over. To support her vision Sophie enlisted producer Daniel Lopatin, whose recent credits include the Uncut Gems movie score and The Weeknds Dawn FM.

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Jack Johnson - Meet The Moonlight

Jack Johnson - Meet The Moonlight-Republic
Meet The Moonlight, Jack Johnson's eighth studio LP and first full-length release in five years, was produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Perfume Genius, Jim James) and recorded in Los Angeles and Hawaii. The creation process marks a major artistic milestone from past work, taking shape from a one-on-one collaboration with Mills and unveiled an intimate and highly experimental process that involved embedding Johnson's elegantly stripped-back arrangements with enchanting sonic details.

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Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince: Deluxe

Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince: Deluxe-Verve
On the deluxe edition of her breakthrough album, Arooj Aftab's remarkable voice, backed by a team of renowned musicians, transports listeners to worlds once known. Intimate compositions unveil mystical passage into Aftab's emotionally gripping symphonic world - vast with colorful sounds and transcendent of genre.

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Conan Gray - SUPERACHE

Conan Gray - SUPERACHE-Republic
Conan Gray has emerged as one of the pre-eminent pop superstars of his generation. After the commercial success of the global multi-platinum hits, Heather and Maniac, his music maintains its unflinching authenticity and originality. Grays debut album, Kid Krow, reached #5 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, and was the biggest new artist debut of the year. Grays much anticipated sophomore album, SUPERACHE, is released this week.

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Luke Combs - Growin Up
Just Mustard - Heart Under
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G. Love & Special Sauce - Philadelphia Mississippi
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Coheed & Cambria - Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Sea Blue 2LP]
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At The Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook
The Tragically Hip - Live At The Roxy
Christina Perri - a lighter shade of blue
Mello Music Group - Self Sacrifice [Indie Exclusive Limited Magma Edition LP]
Muna - Muna
Regina Spektor - Home, before and after
Hollie Cook - Happy Hour [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Orchid & Tangerine LP]
+++ (Crosses) - Initiation / Protection [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
Alexisonfire - Otherness
Petrol Girls - Baby [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
Cimafunk - El Alimento
Kanye West - Donda [Deluxe 4LP]
These Arms Are Snakes - Oxeneers Or The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
Zola Jesus - Arkhon [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Eco Mix LP]
The Driver Era - Girlfriend [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Green 2LP]
Phil Lynott + Thin Lizzy - Songs For While I'm Away + The Boys Are Back In Town [Blu-ray/DVD/CD]

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What's New 6-17-22

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Future Classic

Flume is an artist that has remained uncompromising in his vision and artistry since the beginning, and Palaces is no exception. Featuring a diverse range of artists from rising stars like Caroline Polachek, to established tastemakers like Damon Albarn, this album spans across genres, igniting his fan base and taking him to new heights, creating the perfect launch pad for his upcoming world tour.

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Loma Vista

Before Chester Bennington sang, screamed, and serenaded audiences of millions in Linkin Park, the frontman cut his teeth from 1993 to 1998 in his first proper band: Grey Daze. Working at LAs iconic Sunset Sound Studios, the band really focused on being true to the group's original sound and all their 90s influences. The Phoenix marks the creative completion of their mission to complete Chesters dream. Play it loud!

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Easy Eye

Hank Jr.s latest album is a sonic testimony to his Blues upbringing. The project came together over three hot days in Nashville, recorded live with the finest blues session players in the country at producer Dan Auerbachs legendary Easy Eye Sound. Never one to rest on his laurels, even after 56 studio albums, the acclaimed Country Music Hall of Fame member is still finding new creative ground to explore.

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New West

These songs come from Lunds country-rock-folk wheelhouse. And while he doesnt reinvent them, he and his band deliver lively, empathetic versions that will renew your appreciation for the songs youre familiar with and pique your interest in the writers of those youre not. Im fortunate to count a lot of world class songwriters as good pals, Lund says. These tunes bring a smile to my face and I hope they do the same for you.

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Warner

Life Is Yours feels like a natural evolution for Foals, its disco-tinged guitars, tight syncopated rhythms and punchy, insistent hooks echoing their roots as purveyors of rambunctious house party chaos. Thematically, its escapist, transportive and in rapture at lifes endless possibilities. Its a record thats perfectly in tune with the prevailing atmosphere of this moment in time a life-affirming celebration as the world is reunited.

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Sub Pop

Drawing from jangly, guitar-centric 80s college rock, RBCFs latest album infuses the easygoing vibe with nuanced political songwriting. While vocals may be something of an afterthought for this band, the guitars themselves are anything but. The album never stops paying off with fidgety riffs, voluptuous tones, and sparkling flourishes. They mine so many shades and distinct variations that each song feels like a pull of a slot machine.

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SongVest Records

In April of 2021, 13 months into quarantine, Rick Springfield and his band performed his most iconic album, Working Class Dog, live at Ricks home in celebration of its 40th Anniversary. The resulting work is a renewed interpretation of a classic. The DVD features behind-the-scenes footage, all the joyful live performances and 4 bonus hits: Love Somebody, Don't Talk to Strangers, State of the Heart, and Affair of the Heart.

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XL Recordings

Of all the projects to emerge from the Radiohead camp, The Smile (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner) are certainly deserving of making it beyond the listenership of super-fans only. Whether youre chomping at the bit for a new Radiohead album, or simply want to listen to some wonderfully executed and experimental alternative rock, this is a record worthy of your time.

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New Release Round-Up 06-17-22

The Beach Boys - Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys - Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys-Capitol
Originally released in 2003 with 30 tracks, UMe has updated the classic Sounds Of Summer compilation by The Beach Boys. The Expanded Edition 6 LP set features 80 key tracks from their storied career (all newly remastered) with 24 new stereo mixes, including two first-time stereo mixes. Limited pressing on 180-gram vinyl with updated photos and liner notes.

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Foals - Life is Yours [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
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The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 2LP]
Lit - Tastes Like Gold
Mt. Joy - Orange Blood [Translucent Orange LP]
Calum Scott - Bridges
Brett Eldredge - Songs About You
Oddisee - Rock Creek Park [Indie Exclusive Autumn Gold Edition LP]
Flume - Palaces
The Alarm - Omega [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Hank Williams Jr. - Rich White Honky Blues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold Splatter LP]
John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - They Live OST [RSD Essential Black & White Galaxy LP]
Logic - Vinyl Days
Black Marble - Bigger Than Life: SB 15 Year Edition [Royal Blue LP]
Rick Springfield - Working Class Dog: 40th Anniversary Special Live Edition [CD/DVD]
A Place To Bury Strangers - Keep Slipping Away [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Vinyl Single]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Quarters!



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What's New 6-10-22

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Losing Side Records

Arriving on the heels of the bands two records of 90s country covers, Slappers, Bangers & Certified Twangers, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Chicamacomico sounds like a return to original form. Its a heart-wrenching reflection on loss that finds frontman BJ Barham scaling new expressive heights, resulting in the band's most elemental and emotionally resonant work to date. *Indie Exclusive Green/Black Smoke Vinyl Available on 8/19*

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BMG

In 2021, Wainwright and a laser-sharp jazz quartet gathered at Capitol for a livestream of a dozen-plus Garland favorites, a miniature reprise of his lavish Judy At Carnegie Hall symphonic recreations. Through muted but magnetic takes on classics like How Long Has This Been Going On and Over The Rainbow, Wainwright finds timely strata of darkness and hope. Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall was a spectacle of splendid imitation; here's a showcase of sensitive interpretation.

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New Release Round-Up 06-10-22

Carrie Underwood - Denim & Rhinestones

Carrie Underwood - Denim & Rhinestones-Capitol Nashville
Carrie Underwoodreleasesa brand new studio country album called Denim & Rhinestones. The album includes 12 tracks including her latest hit single- "Ghost Story". Carrie is a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, film, and as a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur. She has sold more than 66 million records worldwide, recorded 28 #1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), and has seven albums that are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, all while continuing to sell out arena tours across North America and the UK.

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Elton John - Madman Across The Water: 50th Anniversary Edition

Elton John - Madman Across The Water: 50th Anniversary Edition-Mercury
Madman Across The Water, released in 1971, is the 4th studio album by Elton John. The 4 LP box set includes a 40-page booklet with introductions by Elton and Bernie, photos and a full essay featuring interviews with many who helped make the album, a reproduced 1971 poster, plus memorabilia and artwork from the Rocket Archive. LP 1: Remastered version of the album. LP 2 & 3: Piano demo version of the album + live and alternate versions. LP 4: BBC Sounds for Saturday concert, first aired in 1972.



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The Rolling Stones - Licked Live In NYC
Motionless In White - Scoring The End Of The World
Royksopp - Profound Mysteries
Judah & the Lion - Revival
Kiss - Kiss Off The Soundboard: Donington 1996 (Live)
Vance Joy - In Our Own Sweet Time
Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Does Judy At Capitol Studios
The Doobie Brothers - Liberte
BTS - Proof [Standard Edition]
Grace Ives - Janky Star
George Ezra - Gold Rush Kid
Richard Ashcroft - C'mon People (We're Making It Now) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Hand Numbered Vinyl Single]
The Walkmen - You & Me: Sun Studio Edition
Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders - GarciaLive Vol. 18: November 2nd, 1974 - Keystone Berkeley
Solemn Brigham - South Sinner Street [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Seventh Wonder - The Testament [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver 2LP]
Joyce Manor - 40 Oz. To Fresno [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Pink LP]
The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966 [Limited Edition 7in Single Box Set]
Komar & Melamid/Dave Soldier - The People's Choice Music [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Random Color LP]
Marc With a C - Shock Treatment (Interpretations) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Random Color LP]
Worm Quartet - The Pac-Man EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pac-Man Colored LP]


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Now Hear This! - June 2022

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What's New 6-3-22

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Loma Vista

Recorded live, Inside Problems is a rather less meticulous and more spirited band set that examines the questions that keep Bird awake at night, in songs shot through with 70s country rock, chamber pop, Appalachian folk and Tin Pan Alley eccentricity. Highlights include a sweety urgent Fixed Positions and the easy-swinging, VU-like The Night Before Your Birthday.

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Round Hill Records

Fans of the GRAMMY-nominated six-piece can expect the same tight, wildly-funky instrumentals Lettuce has always been known for, but in the tightest form theyve ever taken. And this time around, the guys have gotten the stamp of approval from one of the genres most legendary icons, Bootsy Collins, who lends his vocals on Keep That Funk Alive.

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Republic

Throughout the 14 tracks, Post Malone takes us with him on his trials with fame, giving a glimpse into the irony of seemingly having it all, but feeling like nothing all at the same time. As Post explained, he wants the new songs to speak more to how Im feeling at the moment: the ups and downs and the disarray and the bipolar aspect of being an artist in the mainstream.

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Boo Boo Wax

Michael Franti has long been revered for his inspiring music, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. As equal parts musician and activist, Franti continues to offer opportunities for gratitude, solidarity and celebrating how we get through the greatest ups and downs of our lives with our body, mind and soul still in one piece. *Vinyl available 8/12*

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Sonic Records

On his ninth studio album, Matt Andersen has drawn from the best roots music has to offer over his decades-long career: down and dirty blues, heart-wrenching soul, life-affirming gospel, and introspective singer-songwriter balladry. These sounds, textures, and influences are laid bare on House to House.

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Better Noise

This eclectic collection of masterfully crafted covers includes epic re-imaginings of classics like "Wind of Change" by the Scorpions, "Take a Chance on Me" by Abba, and "Beds are Burning" by Midnight Oil; and features collaborations with artists like Portugal the Man, Brandon Boyd of Incubus, Jewel, Beck & more.

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Reprise

A 16-song solo acoustic show from January 30th1971 at UCLA Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Recorded near the end of Neils solo tour of Canada and the US following the release of After The Gold Rush. It features Neil on vocals, guitar, harmonica and piano and is released as 1 LP and 1 CD, plus digital. Previously unreleased.

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Metal Blade

On August 6th, 2021 Killswitch Engage unleashed a streaming event that took fans by storm. The event took place at The Palladium in the band's native Massachusetts, which has been the site of many iconic KsE shows throughout the band's history. The setlist consists of 2019's Atonement album in full, with some fun and unexpected surprises along the way!

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Mascot

Riff-monsters Crobot conjures up the kind of rock 'n' roll that has grooves so powerful they throw you around the room and hooks high enough to shake the heavens. "This is the record we've been wanting to do ever since we started," exclaims vocalist Brandon Yeagley. If we can make you smile, we've done our job".

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Domino

Having taken time out after the busy schedule surrounding their 2003 debut album Keep On Your Mean Side, The Kills returned with No Wow in 2005, a dark and brooding musical examination of the period in which New York's punk scene became its dance scene. This 2022 reissue features new mixes of the original album by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Sheryl Crow).

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ATO

DBTs 14th studio album, marks a sharp departure from the trenchant political commentary of their last three records. A reckoning with the dualities of the things that make you alive and how they sometimes can kill you. A life affirming flashlight for the dark nights of ones soul. As they say in the title track, Our glory days did kinda suck.

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In The Black

As she has so eloquently accomplished over the past 25 years, Gauthier has used her art once again to traverse the uncharted waters of the past few years. Thankfully, amid dark storms of pandemic loss, she found and followed the beacon of new love: her gift to us, the powerful collection of ten sparkling jewels reflecting both love and loss.

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Matador

Horsegirl expertly play with texture, shape, and shade across the record, showcasing their fondness for improvisation and experimentation. From elastic and bright post-punk to instrumental interludes with guitars smeared across the canvas like watercolors, and rough, blown-out pop charm to sharp edges and dark corners.

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New Release Round-Up 06-03-22

Post Malone - Twelve Carat Toothache

Post Malone - Twelve Carat Toothache-Mercury
Post Malone (9-time Grammy nominee) says of Twelve Carat Toothache, "I think this whole record is the most honest record I've made, and I'm so pumped for people to hear it. Every song in there tells a story."

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S.G. Goodman - Teeth Marks

S.G. Goodman - Teeth Marks-Verve
On her sophomore album, S.G. Goodman brings a series of powerful vignettes to life, with a sound that builds off her Southern roots but ventures deeper into indie rock and punk. Teeth Marksis about what love actually is: its psychological and physical imprint, its light, and its darkness.

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Ben Zaidi - Acre of Salt.

Ben Zaidi - Acre of Salt.-Nettwerk Records
"Fusing elements of each of his early influences, from Joni Mitchell to Phoebe Bridgers, Zaidi is creating soundscapes that bring awareness of documenting the euphoric high-and-low feelings of youth." - Unpublished Magazine. "Reminds us of the Garden State soundtrack in all of it's closeness and acoustic guitar strumming. This one's terrific." - American Songwriter. '2013' is a sweeping nostalgic offering from Zaidi... emotive, lyrically dense reflections... pulling from folk touchstones." - Under The Radar. "Formerly lo-fi, now increasingly hi-fi future soul musician." - KEXP

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Jasmyn - In The Wild

Jasmyn - In The Wild-Anti
Jasmyn is the new solo project created by Jasmyn Burke, former singer-song- writer and frontwoman of the critically acclaimed Canadian band, Weaves. Having two JUNO nominations for Alternative Album of the Year and two SOCAN Songwriting Prize nominations, Burke has established herself as one of Canadas most exciting and fresh voices. With this new project, she has decided to use her own name, Jasmyn, to mark the start of exploring her own unique sound as a solo artist. Collaborating remotely with Los Angeles-based producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten) on a body of work she had compiled over months of being in lockdown. Finally in the Spring of 2021, Jasmyn went to LA to record with Congleton, exploring themes of finding patterns in life and how to perhaps change them.On the general direction of her new album In The Wild, Jasmyn said, This was written during the Fall of 2020; The world was feeling pretty heavy, and I felt myself wanting to write music that created a mood of happiness and space to grow. I feel like I have grown and changed as a person over the last few years and wanted to write songs that created a sense of confidence and well-being.

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Frank Sinatra - Watertown: Remastered

Frank Sinatra - Watertown: Remastered-Capitol
Released in 1970, Watertownis a lost masterpiece. It was a turning point for Frank Sinatra: a concept album from the man who pioneered the concept album, written by Bob Gaudio, of Four Seasons fame, and Jake Holmes, who previously had written the Four Seasons own concept album. Despite a top 5 AC chart showing for the single I Would Be In Love (anyway), the album was poorly received at the time, but has gone through a re-evaluation in recent years and is now considered one of Sinatras finest recordings.The LP edition featuring the original 10-track sequence, a package with all original lyrics, a printed sleeve with new liner notes, a track-by-track breakdown from Mr. Gaudio, and a 12 X 24 poster.

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Darius Rucker - #1s Volume 1

Darius Rucker - #1s Volume 1-Capitol Nashville
Darius Ruckerreleaseshis #1s on CD for the first time. It includes 10 #1 Hits that span over 10 years. It begins with "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" which was his first #1 and all of the way up to 2020 with his #1- "Beers and Sunshine". Darius has released 5 solo country albums on Capitol Records Nashville that have included 10 #1 Country Songs.

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Just Mustard - Heart Under [Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP]Video Available

Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: I. Crescent
Drive-By Truckers - Welcome 2 Club XIII
Prince & The Revolution - Live
Andrew Bird - Inside Problems [Indie Exclusive Apple Red LP]
Angel Olsen - Big Time
Mr. Little Jeans - Better Days
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Follow Your Heart
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Endless Rooms
The Kills - No Wow: The Tchad Blake Mix 2022 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - Dice Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Splatter Edition LP]
Crobot - Feel This
Don Davis - The Matrix Original Motion Score: The Complete Edition
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded [RSD Essential Metallic Silver LP]
Fantastic Negrito - White Jesus Black Problems [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tan LP]
Memphis May Fire - Remade in Misery
Nicki Bluhm - Avondale Drive [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
You Me At Six - Sinners Never Sleep: 10th Anniversary
Now That's What I Call Country, Volume 15
Now Thats What I Call Country Classics: 80s
Seventeen - SEVENTEEN 4th Album 'Face the Sun' [ep.1 Control]
Clutch - Robot Hive/Exodus: Clutch Collector's Series
Charlie Musselwhite - Mississippi Son


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What's New 5-27-22

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Nonesuch

Drop Out Boogie captures a number of first takes that hark back to the stripped-down blues rock of their early days making music together in Akron, Ohio, basements. The duo welcomed new collaborators Billy F. Gibbons, Greg Cartwright, and Angelo Petraglia to the sessions, marking the first time they've invited multiple new contributors to work simultaneously on one of their own albums.

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Rough Trade

Soaks brilliant melodies are on full display here. Lead single Last July features a masterfully off-kilter vocal set against swooning guitars, creating a lush pop song that wouldnt be out of place in the end credits of a 90s coming-of-age film. Lyrically, it manages to be both playful and self-aware. The idea of identity is central to the record and lyrics are as deeply personal as they are universal.

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Sub Pop

Raw, sugary blast of distorted pop. The debut album from METZ guitarist and vocalist Alex Edkins contains all of his main band's bite with an unexpected, yet totally satisfying, sweetness. Imagine The Amps covering Big Star, or the gloriously hissy miniature epics of classic-era Guided by Voices combined with the bombast of Copper Blue- era Sugar-just tons of red-line distortion cut with the type of tunecraft that thrills the moment it hits your ears.

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Century Media

Two decades into their venerable careers, the death metal savants are back with their new record. Their seventh studio album is a riff-driven assault that captures the tension of the modern condition and channels it into 9 songs of ripping end-times death metal. Spewing with Orwellian invective and razor-sharp songwriting, Complete Control is a much-needed wake-up call for the disaffected and dispossessed.

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Grand Jury

Jordana's mission is simple: keep trying to be her, even when it's hard. So it's no surprise perseverance and self-discovery are central themes on her first album. "The album title has a few meanings to me. Mostly, it's about not giving up," says the 21-year-old polymath. "The wall can be anything in your way. The album is a sort of reminder to myself that I have to face those things, and I can't take the easy route and turn around."

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Relapse

Heavy Pendulum showcases everything that has long established Cave In as one of the best contemporary rock, hardcore, and metal bands since their monumental 1998 debut. From the driving tracks such as crushing opener "New Reality" to the metallic edge of "Blood Spiller", Heavy Pendulum sees Cave In look back at their discography and capture their most memorable, visceral, and forward-thinking moments.

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UMe

Written by the band over the past two years it features 15 tracks including the anthemic, stadium-ready singles Kick and Fire It Up, with guest vocals from Alison Krauss on This Guitar and Lifeless. The album title references T. Rexs Bang a Gong (Get It On) with nods to T.Rex, David Bowie and Mott The Hoople across the album, which mixes the sound of their classic spirit with modern fire.

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Fat Possum

These 13 hits feel like flashlights in the dark, acknowledging how difficult everything from love and sex to living and dying can be while supplying the inspiration of their own experiences. Theres a hole in my window/I was wondering how the rain was getting in, Emily Kempf sings during the magnetic Window, acknowledging the problem before jubilantly exclaiming shes moving toward something new. Blue skies!

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Last Gang

After spending over two decades together, Stars ninth album finds the Montreal indie rockers discussing the inevitability of mortality while celebrating the joys that make life worth living. Beautiful, bittersweet and inevitably brilliant, From Capelton Hill is a melancholic and melodic album about all of lifes foibles that will keep you warm in even the coldest moments.

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Zappo Production

Flicted completes a trilogy of song collections (Absolute Zero and Non-Secure Connection) based on film cues Hornsby composed for writer and director Spike Lee. This unique approach enables him to build upon and explore new stylistic techniques while collaborating with a wide variety of talented artists. On Flicted, Hornsbys goal was to make a more upbeat record overall, speaking on COVID-19 using the world of science as a recurring influence.

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Daptone

Before Dan Klein's unfortunate passing, The Frightnrs agreed to keep a promise he asked of them - continue making music together. Thanks to vocal stems captured in previous recording sessions, Klein's other-worldly voice lives on. The Frightnrs returned to the studio and painstakingly conceptualized, tracked, re-tracked and mixed them into a complete album with their beloved friend singing lead.

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Loosegroove Records

The second release from Pearl Jam co-founder Stone Gossard, folksinger Mason Jennings, soul innovator Brittany Davis, and iconic drummer Matt Chamberlain - is more than the sum of its parts. It's a different equation entirely, one that creates a genre-bending, rhythmic rock sound that makes room for electronic soundscapes, organic bombast, and four-way songwriting collaborations that defy categorization.

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New Release Round-Up 05-27-22

Def Leppard - Diamond Star Halos

Def Leppard - Diamond Star Halos-Mercury
Diamond Star Halos is the brand new album from Def Leppard, their first since their chart topping self-titled Def Leppard record in 2015. Written by the band over the past two years it features 15 tracks including the anthemic, stadium-ready singles Kick and Fire It Up, with guest vocals from Alison Krauss on This Guitar and Lifeless. The album title references T. Rexs Bang a Gong (Get It On) with nods to T.Rex, David Bowie and Mott The Hoople across the album, which mixes the sound of their classic spirit with modern fire.

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Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary [Super Deluxe 8 LP/7in Single]

Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary-Geffen
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal 1991 release, the NevermindSuper Deluxe contains 8 LPs on 180-gram heavy vinyl showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Melbourne, Tokyo and Del Mar, California. Also included is a first-ever 7-inch for Endless, Nameless with B-sides Even In His Youth and Aneurysm, and a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos. Also available LP+7in, Deluxe 2CD and Super Deluxe 5 CD/Blu-ray Box Set.

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ABBA - ABBA - Album Box Set

ABBA - ABBA - Album Box Set-Capitol
The set, which includes the quartet's triumphant 2021 reunion set, Voyage, coincides with the opening of the unique concert experience ABBA Voyage at the ABBA Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London. The 10LP edition is pressed on 180-gram, heavyweight vinyl and housed in a bespoke box.The 10LP Box Set brings the ABBA story right up to date with the inclusion of Voyage, the 2021 album that added a spectacular new chapter to their unrivalled story. It topped the charts in 18 countries around the world, winning numerous platinum and gold certifications and becoming the group's highest-ranking album in the US in ABBA's history, at No.2. Voyage topped the charts in the UK and across most of Europe, as well as in Australia. Despite only being released in November 2021, it became the No.1 album of the year in Germany, Sweden, and elsewhere, and No.3 in the UK. The set also includes ABBA Tracks, with such non-album singles as "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)," "Fernando," and other favorite B-sides. Also available 10CD Box Set.

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Just Mustard - Heart Under [Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP]Video Available

Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Liam Gallagher - C'mon You Know [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends: 20th Anniversary Edition [LP + 10in]
Jack Harlow - Come Home The Kids Miss You
Doja Cat - Planet Her [Deluxe 2LP]
Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Pink LP]
Painted Shield - Painted Shield 2
Some Girls - Heaven's Pregnant Teens [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Gold Swirl LP]
Dehd - Blue Skies [Limited Edition Pink Lipstick LP]
Bright Eyes - A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
Bright Eyes - Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
Caroline Polachek - Billions [Red Vinyl Single]
Various Artists - Top Gun: Maverick (Music From The Motion Picture)
Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
Bruce Hornsby - 'Flicted [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Yellow LP]
HAAi - Baby, We're Ascending [Limited Edition Splatter LP]
Jonny Greenwood - The Power Of The Dog (Soundtrack From The Netflix Film)
The Frightnrs - Always [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Splatter LP]
ENHYPEN - DIMENSION : SENKOU [Standard Edition CD]
The Locust - New Erections [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Smoke LP]
Ugly Heroes - Ugly Heroes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Decapitated - Cancer Culture [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]


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What's New 5-20-22

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Legacy

Featuring two of the bands most well-known songs, Should I Stay Or Should I Go and Rock The Casbah Combat Rock is being re-released as a 180g 3LP special edition, with an additional 12-tracks compiled by band. The Peoples Hall charts the period from what was their last single right up to the release of Combat Rock, including unheard, rare and early versions of tracks. Also includes rare Pennie Smith images + history of Frestonia essay by Tom Vague.

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Better Noise

Expectations never mattered to Bad Wolves. Instead, the Los Angeles band fused unpredictable metallic intensity and impressive instrumental proficiency to arena-ready hooks, transforming from underdogs into elite platinum-certified hard rock contenders without compromise or apology. Dear Monsters continues this trajectory with the addition of The Acacia Strains Daniel Laskiewicz as lead vocalist.

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New Release Round-Up 05-20-22

Mavis Staples & Levon Helm - Carry Me Home

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Iconic singer Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, and during her 70+ year career one of her most beloved musical moments was her riveting performance in Martin Scorsese's film' The Last Waltz,' performing "The Weight", with The Band, a moment that forged a life-long friendship between her and Levon Helm. Staples came to Woodstock, NY to perform as part of Helm's renowned Midnight Ramble series, and the ensuing concert-available now for the first time on the rousing new ANTI- Records release 'Carry Me Home'-would mark a personal high watermark for both artists. Captured live in the summer of 2011, 'Carry Me Home' showcases two of the past century's most iconic voices coming together in love and joy, tracing their shared roots and celebrating the enduring power of faith and music. The setlist was righteous that night, mixing vintage gospel and soul with timeless folk and blues, and the performances were loose and playful, fueled by an ecstatic atmosphere that was equal parts family reunion and tent revival. Read between the lines, though, and there's an even more poignant story at play here. Neither Staples nor Helm knew that this would be their last performance together-the collection marks one of Helm's final recordings before his death-and listening back now, a little more than a decade later, tunes like "This May Be The Last Time" and "Farther Along" take on new, bittersweet meaning. The result is an album that's at once a time capsule and a memorial, a blissful homecoming and a fond farewell, a once-in-a-lifetime concert-and friendship-preserved for the ages. Staples and the night's soulful crew of backup singers handle the vast majority of the vocal work here, but it's perhaps album closer "The Weight," which features Helm chiming in with lead vocals for the first time, that stands as the concert's most emotional moment."It never crossed my mind that it might be the last time we'd see each other," says Staples. "He was so full of life and so happy that week. He was the same old Levon I'd always known, just a beautiful spirit inside and out." "My dad built The Midnight Rambles to restore his spirit, his voice, and his livelihood," says Helm's daughter, Amy, who sang backup vocals with her father and Staples at their performance. "He'd risen back up from all that had laid him down, and to have Mavis come sing and sanctify that stage was the ultimate triumph for him."

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Harry Styles - Harrys House
Van Morrison - What's It Gonna Take?
Train - AM Gold
Jo Schornikow - Altar
Avi Kaplan - Floating On A Dream [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice LP]
Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Levitation Sessions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Simulation Splatter LP]
Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky
Gavin Degraw - Face The River
The Police - Around The World: Restored & Expanded [Silver LP/DVD]
Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk - Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk [Deluxe Edition 2LP]
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
Cave In - Heavy Pendulum [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Gold LP]
Pusha T - It's Almost Dry
Spice - Viv
Steve Vai - Flex-Able: 36th Anniversary
Tourist - Inside Out
Suicidal Tendencies - Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Deja Vu [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Fruit Punch LP]
Moby - Reprise: Remixes
Hanson - Red Green Blue
Jordana - Face The Wall [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
John Doe - Fables In A Foreign Land [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black With Gold Swirl LP]
Craig Finn - A Legacy of Rentals
The Verlaines - Live at the Windsor Castle, Auckland, May 1986

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What's New 5-13-22

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Republic

Written and produced with producers Jack Antonoff and Glass Animals Dave Bayley, Dance Fever sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculine and feminine, redemptive, celebratory, stepping into her place in the iconic pantheon.

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Sonic Records

On his ninth studio album, Matt Andersen has drawn from the best roots music has to offer over his decades-long career: down and dirty blues, heart-wrenching soul, life-affirming gospel, and introspective singer-songwriter balladry. These sounds, textures, and influences are laid bare on House to House.

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ATO

Amyl and the Sniffers unrelenting, jaw dropping live show has propelled them to must see status and prompted The Guardian to declare AATS the single most exhilarating rocknroll show Ive seen in years. Comfort To Me is somehow both heavier and more awesome than their debut and fully captures the chaotic energy of their legendary live show. Available on Clear Smoke double vinyl.

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Verve

An eclectic collection of new originals and interpretations,12th of June highlights the dynamics of Lyle and his Large Band and their singular ability to shift from one genre to the next with uncanny grace and ability. From beautiful acoustic ballads to swinging big band numbers, this record will remind listeners why Lyle is national musical treasure.

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Pure Noise

Phototroph is by far Moon Tooths most energetic and poppy release to date in the best way possible. It sees the band double down on the more saccharine and bouncy elements of their upbeat and unrestrained brand of progressive metal while cutting some of the technical fat to create a moving, emotional, and at times danceable album.

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Hot Shot Records

This is Delbert's 27th studio album, and a bit of a return to his roots. While Delbert wrote just a handful of songs on the album, he puts his unmistakable footprint and charm on classics and deep cuts from some of his favorite songwriters such as Hank Williams and Jimmy Reed, pulling from across traditional blues, honky tonk, R&B, and more.

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New West

Russell County, Virginia-based 49 Winchester is ready and roaring to break onto the national scene with its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk. At its essence, this is about going against all odds to bring your art into fruition and into the world - come hell or high water.

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New Release Round-Up 05-13-22

The Black Keys - Dropout Boogie

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As they've done their entire career, The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney wrote all of the material for their new album,Dropout Boogie, in the studio, and the album captures a number of first takes that hark back to the stripped-down blues rock of their early days making music together in Akron, Ohio, basements. After hashing out initial ideas at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville, the duo welcomed new collaborators Billy F. Gibbons, Greg Cartwright, and Angelo Petraglia to the sessions, marking the first time they've invited multiple new contributors to work simultaneously on one of their own albums.

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Florence + The Machine - Dance Fever

Florence + The Machine - Dance Fever-Republic
Florence + The Machine releases 5th studio album, Dance Fever. Written & produced through the haze of two lockdowns, in London & NY with producers Jack Antonoff & Glass Animals Dave Bayley. Dance Fever sees Florence at the peak of her powers, coming into a fully realized self-knowledge, poking sly fun at her own self-created persona, playing with ideas of identity, masculine & feminine, redemptive, celebratory, stepping into her place in the iconic pantheon.

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Tank and The Bangas - Red Balloon

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Best New Artist GRAMMY nominee and critically acclaimed band Tank and The Bangas return with their third studio album, Red Balloon. Red Balloon was born out of a pandemic-ordered break from the bands rigorous touring schedule. The hiatus gave the band space to grow, allowing them to reunite as a more unified group. This new work pushes the band to a new level, shedding light on their unique observations and reflecting on the ills of America while also celebrating the beauty of Black life.

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The Rolling Stones - Live At The El Mocambo

The Rolling Stones - Live At The El Mocambo-Interscope
A legendary event in the incredible 60-year history of The Rolling Stones is available for the first time in-full. Live At The El Mocambo marks the first official appearance of the groups two famous secret concerts at the 300-capacity Toronto club in March 1977. It features the Stones full set from the March 5 show, plus three bonus tracks from the March 4 gig, newly mixed by Bob Clearmountain. Now available on 4LP black vinyl housed in a die cut slipcase with etching.

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49 Winchester - Fortune Favors The Bold

49 Winchester - Fortune Favors The Bold-New West Records
With its latest album, Fortune Favors The Bold, Russell County, Virginia-based 49 Winchesteris ready and roaring to break onto the national scene with its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk. Fortune Favors The Boldis not only a record that showcases the current state of 49 Winchester, its a melodic stake in the ground of how this group is constantly evolving and taking shape, sonically and lyrically. But, its also about looking into the rearview mirror with a genuine appreciation for where you came from and what youre made of. Those salt-of-the-earth traits in your blood and character that define what it actually takes to climb that damn mountain of dreams. At its essence, Fortune Favors The Boldis about going against all odds to bring your art into fruition and into the world - come hell or high water.

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Mandy Moore - In Real Life

Mandy Moore - In Real Life-Verve Forecast
The latest album from the prolific singer-songwriter Mandy Mooreoffers a unique window into lifes next chapters.

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Lyle Lovett - 12th of June

Lyle Lovett - 12th of June-Verve
Lyle Lovett returns with his first new album in over 10 years,12th of June, due out on Verve Records May 13th, 2022. The album is a fantastic and eclectic collection of new original songs and beloved interpretations that will please existing fans as well as invite new ones. Immaculately recorded, it highlights the dynamics ofLyleand his Large Band and their singular ability to shift from one genre to the next with uncanny grace and ability. From beautiful acoustic ballads to swinging big band numbers, this record will remind listeners whyLyleis national musical treasure.

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Mallrat - Butterfly Blue

Mallrat - Butterfly Blue-Nettwerk Records
Debut Album Solidifies Mallrat's Reputation as a Master of Clever, Timeless Pop.Mallrat's prized pop songwriting has become a beacon the music industry eagerly follows, and on her debut album Butterfly Blue, she embodies the spirit of it's titular creature - but without the delicacy that keeps you at a distance. Over a dozen clever and open-hearted tracks, Mallrat - aka Grace Shaw - draws you in close and shows you the world through her wide, hopeful eyes.



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The Chainsmokers - So Far So Good
State Champs - Kings Of The New Age [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow & Oxblood Galaxy LP]
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Irony Is A Dead Scene EP: 20th Anniversary Edition [Tangerine with Black/White Splatter Vinyl]
Kevin Morby - This Is A Photograph
Rammstein - Zick Zack [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - minisode 2: Thursday's Child [HATE ver.]
Bear's Den - Blue Hours [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Amyl and The Sniffers - Comfort To Me: Expanded Edition [Clear Smoke 2LP]
Misery Index - Complete Control
Omar Apollo - Ivory
Moon Tooth - Phototroph [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow & Blue Galaxy LP]
Obongjayar - Some Nights I Dream Of Doors [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Various Artists - Forrest Gump The Soundtrack [2LP]
Matt Dorrien - Blue Pastoral [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pastoral Blue LP]
Delbert McClinton - Outdated Emotion
Ben Kweller - Circuit Boredom [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]

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What's New 5-6-22

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XL Recordings

Spell 31 is the French Afro-Cuban twin sisters boldest offering yet, an antidote to apathy in a divided world. Ethereal, crystalized signature Ibeyi harmonies are fused with gospel, persuasive percussion, momentous deeply resonant bass, and electronic neo soul expressions, transporting us into a sublime rawness that is refined by Richard Russell's precise hand and synthesized into astonishing clarity.

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Columbia

Written, recorded, and released during a critical historical juncture, Arcade Fires sixth studio album is divided into two distinct sides, I and WE. If the I side of the record evokes and embodies our holed-up anxiety and lack of physical connection, the WE side captures the excitement of new possibilities and the elevating thrill of committing to one another socially and personally.

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Better Noise

This eclectic collection of masterfully crafted covers includes epic re-imaginings of classics like "Wind of Change" by the Scorpions, "Take a Chance on Me" by Abba, and "Beds are Burning" by Midnight Oil; and features collaborations with artists like Portugal the Man, Brandon Boyd of Incubus, Jewel, Beck, Taylor Hanson & more. Available on one-of-a kind, recycled colored vinyl, mystery colored cassette and CD.

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Chrysalis

Introduced to the world ten years ago, Sand has become an icon of British singer-songwriting; emotional, honest, and prolific. Now, Sand has freed herself from the expectations of others in order to make an album of expansive creativity. Something of an artistic rebirth, it draws on old familiarities and brave beginnings, uniting fans old and new in her endless drive to use music as a tool for inspirational lift.

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Matador

This is a classic Belle and Sebastian album preoccupied with songs and melodies that won't leave your head. It's a band tackling the insight, experience and responsibility that come with getting older with humor and irreverence and lyrical exactitude and musical bravado. It's one of the UK's most beloved pop portraitists asserting themselves as an infallible source of energy and fun.

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Sub Pop

Memories of unrequited love, fits of longing, instances of anxiety, and unfiltered snapshots interlock like puzzle pieces into a mosaic of well-worn country, '90s-style alternative, and unassuming pop. Waterhouse writes the kind of tunes meant to be grafted onto dusty old vinyl from your favorite vintage record store, yet perfect for a sun-soaked festival stage.

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UNFD

Filled with moments of relentless energy throwing back to their punk and hardcore roots to visionary moments of modern heavy, Misery Made Me fastens the group's status as torchbearers of the scene on all fronts. It's both intriguing and inspiring that a band - who could have merely rested on the impressive legacy they've already cemented - would continue to dig deep and find the inspiration to reach people in meaningful new ways.

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Astralwerks

Following on from her 2018 album, Awake (#1 ARIA Dance Album, #1 Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Album), Alison Wonderland returns with her first record in four years, Loner. Featuring "Fuck U Love U," "Fear Of Dying," "New Day," and more, its a display of mystical, wobbly synths, gut wrenching bass and lyrics inspired by romantic loss.

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No Quarter Records

An instrumental masterpiece disguised as a movie soundtrack (Werner Herzogs 2005 documentary Grizzly Man), this is Thompson at his natural best. Finger-picking dance; snake-curl twang and singing-wire harmonics in a solo clarity that runs from jig-like joy to deep-note meditation. The Grizzly Man blues march to the long night of Treadwell No More, a harrowing darkness in slicing treble and tremolo shiver.

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Dinner Time Records

With a laid-back, speak-singing delivery, SingleWide Dreamer immediately conveys Raitieres contentment in living a low-key life. And although every song on the album could be considered a love song in its own way, what really ties them together is his observant writing, which is sometimes reflective, sometimes irreverent, but always inspired by his own experiences. Co-produced by Anderson East and Miranda Lambert.

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New Release Round-Up 05-06-22

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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Hermitude - Mirror Mountain

Hermitude - Mirror Mountain-Nettwerk Records
The multi-instrumentalist duo that comprises Hermitude - Luke Dubber (aka Luke Dubs) and Angus Stuart (aka El Gusto) holed up together in Angus' home with a pared-back music setup, they began a process that was all about taking back control over how and why they make music as Hermitude. The duo recorded vocal sessions in-person to create a more intimate experience. You can hear it in the way the drums coil themselves around the closely recorded vocals of "When U Feel Like This (feat. The Jungle Giants)," or the confidence in "Promises (feat. Andie)" that allows her voice to soar into the upper octaves easily. This control over their process led to a loosening of their creative inhibitions. A year and a half later, Mirror Mountain was finished. The album acts as a reawakening, a place to draw strength as time goes by. "The production quality & mixing all around is super clean and polished, it's delectable to the ears." - Banger Sound



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Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs

Eddie Vedder - Ukulele Songs- Sound Of Vinyl
Ukulele Songs comprises a fine mixture of original material penned by Eddie Vedder that he initially performed live, alongside vintage classics and standards. A recast, uke-driven version of "Can't Keep," which originally appeared as the opening track on Pearl Jam's hard-charging November 2002 album Riot Act, opens the proceedings, while newer-bred original songs like the resigned lament of "Sleeping By Myself," the charming love orbit of "Satellite," the hopeful brightness of "Light Today," and the instrumental interlude "Waving Palms" all set the table for the 35-minute album.



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Sheryl Crow - Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary

Sheryl Crow - Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary- A&M
The 2 CD companion piece to Sheryl Crow's forthcoming feature documentary, Sheryl, featuring 35 songs spanning 3 decades of music from the 9-time GRAMMY Award winner. 3 new songs are included with her hits "If It Makes You Happy," "Soak Up the Sun," "All I Wanna Do," "My Favorite Mistake," "Redemption Day," and many more! Sheryl Crow has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.

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