What's New 10-8-21

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Empire

I Care 4 U is the first posthumous compilation album by the "Princess of R&B," Aaliyah. Following her tragic and untimely passing, Blackground Records is releasing the collection of songs from her studio albums and previously unreleased tracks and demos, as well as hit singles and recordings that ultimately did not land on any previous albums. Featuring the previously unreleased "Miss You."

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Empire

Ultimate Aaliyah is the second and final compilation album by R&B singer Aaliyah. Originally released by Blackground Records in only the UK, Australia, and Japan, the 2005 double album features one disc of Aaliyah's greatest hits and one disc entitled "Are You Feelin' Me?" containing material from soundtracks and featured work with labelmate Timbaland.

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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.

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Terapia Productions

El Alimento is the monumental second album from the Cuban medical-student-turned-Latin-funk-star who crash-landed onto the music scene in 2017 with comparisons to James Brown. Cimafunk masterfully blends Afro-Cuban sounds and rhythms with global funk, hip hop and soul—resulting in a progressive, head-bopping celebration of black music’s power to eclipse borders and cross-pollinate across cultures.

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Republic

GRAMMY-winning UK artist James Blake’s first full-length in 3 years, Friends That Break Your Heart, features the hit single, “Say What You Will.” Blake calls this a concept album and worked closely with artist Miles Johnston to design cover art that is a visual encapsulation of the emotions brought forth throughout the body of work. *Available on Indie Exclusive Silver LP*

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New West

For their 4th studio album, The Wild Feathers decided to bring the studio to the woods. They spent a week jamming and creating in a pre-civil war built cabin in VanLeer, TN while having the ability to capture the performances while they were fresh. Produced by the band, Alvarado is the truest representation of The Wild Feathers to date.

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Napalm

Since releasing their acclaimed debut (2018), the New Zealanders’ kinetic presence and unique sound – combining elements of thrash and groove metal with lyrics in the native indigenous language, te reo Māori — has attracted throngs of fans and media supporters across the globe. With the sheer ruthlessness and untempered passion of their fervid sophomore release, Alien Weaponry is poised for domination.

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