Music Releases 03-02-18

Title Artist Price
Buffalo Tom - Quiet and Peace [LP] Quiet and Peace [LP]

In the three decades since first convening at the University of Massachusetts, Buffalo Tomsinger-guitarist Bill Janovitz, bassist-vocalist Chris Colbourn and drummer Tom Maginnishave built a formidable body of work. Having first made its mark with a raw, raucous approach that put the band at the forefront of the '90s alt-rock explosion, the intrepid trio has consistently revealed new layers of musical and emotional depth, as manifested in the bittersweet ballads, soul-searching songcraft and rousing rock tunes that make up the new album Quiet and Peace. The consistently compelling 11-song set (on the band's own Scrawny label, in association with Schoolkids Records) finds the band simultaneously mining their best-known sonic elements while breaking new ground on emotionally resonant new tunes such as "All Be Gone," "Overtime," "Roman Cars," "Freckles" and "CatVMouse.

Buffalo Tom $ 28.98   $ 26.08 Digital: $9.99
Tracey Thorn - Record [LP] Record [LP]

Single LP on black vinyl in gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeve. Includes coupon for full download.

“Nine feminist bangers,” Tracey Thorn joked when asked to describe her first solo album of entirely original material in seven years. Resplendent in Ewan Pearson’s unashamedly glittering electro-pop production, Record will be released on March 2, 2018.

“I think I’ve always written songs which chronicle the milestones of a woman’s life,” she says. “Different ages and stages, different realities not often discussed in pop lyrics. If 2010’s Love and Its Opposite was my mid-life album—full of divorce and hormones—then this album represents that sense of liberation that comes in the aftermath, from embarking on a whole new ‘no fucks given’ phase of life.”

On Record, the synth-driven tracks arrive and leave with a punchy sub-three-minute directness. The album packs an eloquent punch. As ever, the personal has often been political in Tracey Thorn’s work. Across four decades, her songs and writing have offered up a clear-eyed woman’s view of the immediate world around her, from the acerbic teen love songs of her first early ’80s band Marine Girls through sixteen years as one-half of articulate multimillion-selling duo Everything But The Girl, to her recent acclaimed memoirs and journalism.

Tracey Thorn $ 19.98   $ 17.98 Digital: $9.99
Titus Andronicus - A Productive Cough [LP] A Productive Cough [LP]

Single LP on black vinyl in single sleeve with printed inner sleeve. Includes coupon for full download.

Since debuting in 2008, Titus Andronicus has been conditioning faithful listeners to always expect only the unexpected, consistently zigging where others would zag and maintaining a steadfast dedication to fearless ambition. With the March 2 release of the new studio album A Productive Cough on Merge Records, Titus Andronicus has executed the most shocking departure yet—but only if, as ever mercurial singer-songwriter Patrick Stickles insists, “you haven’t been paying attention.”

Titus Andronicus $ 18.98   $ 16.98 Digital: $9.99
Jonathan Wilson - Rare Birds [LP] Rare Birds [LP]

Jonathan Wilson had a busy 2017, producing Father John Misty's grammy-nominated Pure Comedy and touring arenas around the globe as a guitarist and vocalist for Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters (for whom he also contributed to the lauded Is This The Life We Really Want? album.) Wilson also saw widespread acclaim heaped on Karen Elson’s sophomore LP Double Roses, which he recorded with her in Los Angeles in 2016.

But it's not looking like Wilson is going to get much of a rest in 2018 either, as he'll be continuing on with the worldwide Waters tour and is set to release his own new solo album Rare Birds in the spring. The highly anticipated long player - which features backing vocals from Lana Del Rey, Josh Tillman, fellow Roger Waters bandmates Lucius and an extraordinary musical gift from otherworldly Brian Eno collaborator Laraaji - will be released through Bella Union worldwide.

Jonathan Wilson $ 39.98   $ 35.98 Digital: $10.99
Breeders - All Nerve [LP] All Nerve [LP]

Breeders $ 24.98   $ 22.48
Moby - Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt [LP] Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt [LP]

Moby $ 27.98   $ 25.18 Digital: $
Tech N9ne - Planet [Deluxe Edition] Planet [Deluxe Edition]

11th studio album from iconic KC MC. Several pre-releases singles and videos planned, including a short film. Press tour planned for LA & NYC, ahead of release including radio and TV. Partnering with Boulevard Brewing in Kansas City this spring. Deluxe will have 19 total tracks plus a "Planet" pendant vs Standard with 15 tracks.

Tech N9ne $ 22.98   $ 20.68
Kristoff Krane - Kairos Part Two [LP] Kairos Part Two [LP]

Kristoff Krane is a Minneapolis-based rapper known for his stream-of-consciousness approach to writing, freestyling and performing. In addition to his solo releases, Krane was also frontman alongside Micheal ‘Eyedea’ Larsen in Rhymesayers’ freestyle group, Face Candy. Kairos Part Two is the second installment in his two-part album with music by Graham O'Brien, following Kairos Part One which featured deM atlaS (Rhymesayers Entertainment), landed a premiere via, and was praised for its “rich songs with layers” ( Kairos Part Two will be released March 2nd, 2018 on Fake Four Inc.

Kristoff Krane $ 19.98   $ 17.98
Lucius - Nudes [Chocolate Brown LP] Nudes [Chocolate Brown LP]

Lucius is releasing a fully-acoustic record, NUDES, to be announced on January 19th and released on March 2nd. This 10-song album is a collection of reimagined fan favorites including Until We Get There and Tempest, as well as several new songs and covers, all recorded at the famed Electric Lady Studios. The album features guests Nels Cline (Wilco) and Roger Waters and includes covers of songs originally recorded by Gerry Rafferty and Tame Impala.

Amidst nearly every performance over the past few years, we’ve had the opportunity to strip away everything - be it at the center of the crowd, on stage around one microphone, or in tiny, unexpected rooms around the world - all in an effort to share and create an intimate, heartfelt connection with our audience. It is these moments that have inspired our newest recording project, NUDES. Recorded over two days at New York’s legendary Electric Lady Studios, NUDES is a collection of acoustic songs: new, from our back catalog - reimagined, and covers we’ve always wanted to record. It is a record paying homage to what has been... and a hint at what’s to come.

Lucius $ 22.98   $ 20.68
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette - After The Fall [2CD] After The Fall [2CD]
The group colloquially known as “the Standards trio” has made many outstanding recordings, and After The Fall must rank with the very best of them. “I was amazed to hear how well the music worked,” writes Keith Jarrett in his liner note. “For me, it’s not only a historical document, but a truly great concert.” This performance – in Newark, New Jersey in November 1998 – marked Jarrett’s return to the concert stage after a two year hiatus. Joined by improvising partners Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, he glides and soars through classics of the Great American Songbook including “The Masquerade Is Over”, “Autumn Leaves”, “When I Fall In Love” and “I’ll See You Again”. There are also breath-taking accounts of hallowed bebop tunes including Charlie Parker’s “Scrapple From The Apple”, Bud Powell’s “Bouncin’ With Bud” and Sonny Rollins’s “Doxy”.
Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette $ 29.98   $ 26.98
Tory Lanez - Memories Don't Die Memories Don't Die

Tory Lanez $ 10.99   $ 9.99 Digital: $9.99
Lucy Dacus - Historian [LP] Historian [LP]

Lucy Dacus $ 22.98   $ 20.68
Soccer Mommy - Clean [LP] Clean [LP]

Soccer Mommy is the project of twenty-year-old Sophie Allison, a Nashville native. She cut her teeth in her local DIY scene, going to shows and hanging out with other musicians, though she kept her own songwriting secret. All that changed the summer before Allison left for college. She bought a Tascam digital recorder and began to experiment with production, pushing the quality and craft of her songs to new heights. A buzz began to grow around her Bandcamp recordings, leading to live shows and eventually a record deal, with 2017’s critically acclaimed bedroom-recorded compilation Collection. “I realized that I could do this full-time,” says Allison. “It was either quit school now and do it, or stop growing as an artist. It was now or never.”

So Allison took the plunge. She quit school, moved back home to Nashville, shifting all her focus to music. She toured with Mitski, Jay Som, Slowdive, and others, and was featured in the New York Times article “Rock’s Not Dead, It’s Ruled By Women.” The bedroom project of Sophie Allison is now a full-time band with a new studio-album debut, Clean. Produced by Gabe Wax (War On Drugs, Deerhunter, Beirut) and mixed by Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey), Clean is Allison’s journey out of the bedroom and into the studio.

Clean presents Sophie Allison as a singular artist, wise beyond her years, with an emotional authenticity all her own. “It feels like my first real record,” says Allison. “It’s my first real statement.” It’s an emotional album, heavy on themes of growth, isolation, and change, but balanced by a lightness of touch, and with hooks to spare. Clean is a true step forward, a mature, powerful album from an artist just coming into her power.

Soccer Mommy $ 18.98   $ 16.98 Digital: $9.99
Suuns - Felt [LP] Felt [LP]

Suuns $ 19.98   $ 17.98
Andrew W.K. - You're Not Alone You're Not Alone

Andrew W.K. $ 11.96   $ 10.96 Digital: $9.99
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Black Times Black Times

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 $ 14.98   $ 13.98 Digital: $7.99
Moaning - Moaning [LP] Moaning [LP]

Moaning $ 17.98   $ 15.98 Digital: $9.99
Prism Tats - Mamba [LP] Mamba [LP]

Prism Tats $ 19.98   $ 17.98 Digital: $9.99
Black Moth - Anatomical Venus [LP] Anatomical Venus [LP]

'Anatomical Venus' is an experience as beautifully crafted as it is viscerally compelling; as overburdened by brute force as infectious charisma; as likely to arrest the sensibilities of fans of Melvins and Kyuss as those of PJ Harvey and Patti Smith. It’s the sound of Black Moth as unique transcenders of the heavy form, and contenders for hearts, minds and banging heads alike. From the cocoon they emerge, and it's proving to be quite the spectacle.

Black Moth $ 29.98   $ 26.98 Digital: $9.99
Angie Aparo - Life Is A Flower, Life Is A Gun Life Is A Flower, Life Is A Gun
The collection of new songs Life Is A Flower, Life Is A Gun almost didnt make it,to tape,to the recording microphone, to the stage. Its been a while since the musical world has heard from Angie Aparo, his last album was released almost eight years ago. You might know him from his songs, being covered by Faith Hill, Big & Rich, Edwin McCain, Sheila E. and Miley Cyrus. You might go his solo shows. If you have cd, THE AMERICAN; you heard greatness, if you saw him live; you saw genius, and now this album. Angie suffered a stroke at the age of 55: Created solely by Angie himself, using computer loops, traditional instruments, and the voice of Siri give his songs a visual texture to the audio landscape capture in his mind. Angie is an audio scientist when it comes to his art form and thats why hes so exemplary. As a stroke survivor, its important to me to raise awareness about stroke, which can happen to anyone at any time, said Aparo. It wasnt always easy, but I came back strong from a stroke and have returned to my music career with a newfound appreciation for life. Music saved me and now I want to share my gift with others by playing a few songs at the National Stroke Associations Comeback Trail 5K in my, hometown. As Life Is A Flower, Life Is A Gun opens up we have an artist that had to reboot, restart and relearn. Angie has regained, released and in the process has been reborn since that mind-shattering day. But if anything, we all can learn from him. For as a society we tend to give sympathy out to those have fallen ill, suffered or in deep pain with their minds or bodies. And Angie does want your hugs but he also you wants you to take his determination and inhale it for yourself.
Angie Aparo $ 15.98   $ 14.98 Digital: $9.99
Joan Baez - Whistle Down The Wind Whistle Down The Wind

Joan Baez remains one of the most celebrated and influential artists of her generation. Her impact on successive generations of singer/songwriters and female artists in particular is wide-reaching and crosses all genres and boundaries. Fellow artists from Emmylou Harris and Bonnie Raitt to Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls cite her as a primary influence on their own careers. A new studio album from Baez is an event that will be celebrated by the media.

Joan Baez $ 13.98   $ 12.98 Digital: $9.99
In Tall Buildings - Akinetic [LP] Akinetic [LP]

In Tall Buildings $ 21.98   $ 19.78
Above & Beyond - Common Ground Common Ground

Above & Beyond $ 11.98   $ 10.98
Mt. Joy - Mt. Joy [LP] Mt. Joy [LP]

Mt. Joy $ 21.98   $ 19.78 Digital: $9.99
Sue Foley - The Ice Queen The Ice Queen

Sue Foley $ 16.98   $ 14.98 Digital: $9.99
Ed Schrader's Music Beat - Riddles [LP] Riddles [LP]

Ed Schrader's Music Beat $ 15.98   $ 14.98 Digital: $9.99
Tuxedo / Zapp - Shy [Vinyl Single] Shy [Vinyl Single]

Tuxedo / Zapp $ 11.98   $ 10.98 Digital: $
Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper - Split [LP] Split [LP]

Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper $ 19.98   $ 17.98 Digital: $7.99
UB40 - A Real Labour Of Love A Real Labour Of Love
A Real Labour Of Love, a brand new studio album of 16 tracks from UB40 featuring Ali, Astro & Mickey. The band have chosen a mix of well-known & less well-known reggae songs to cover in true UB40 style. Tracks featured Barrington Levy’s Here I Come, Ken Boothe’s, Moving Away, Gregory Isaac’s Hush Darling & more. Cover art includes a bespoke painting by the respected American painter Mark T Smith & he has incorporated elements from the tracks to create art unique to the band.
UB40 $ 13.95   $ 12.95 Digital: $9.99
Sonny Smith - Rod For Your Love [LP] Rod For Your Love [LP]

Sonny Smith $ 19.98   $ 17.98 Digital: $9.99
Camp Cope - How To Socialise & Make Friends [LP] How To Socialise & Make Friends [LP]

Camp Cope $ 19.98   $ 17.98 Digital: $9.99
The Men - Drift [LP] Drift [LP]

The Men $ 19.98   $ 17.98
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition [3CD/2DVD] Heavy Horses: New Shoes Edition [3CD/2DVD]

Jethro Tull $ 49.98   $ 44.98
Sarah Mcquaid - If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous

Sarah Mcquaid $ 15.98   $ 14.98
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages - Soul Flowers Of Titan [LP] Soul Flowers Of Titan [LP]

Titan is the largest moon orbiting Saturn, a planet which astrologically symbolizes pain, struggle and hard knocks on the human path to wholeness, and liberation among many other things. Soul Flowers of Titan is a collection of songs representing cosmology, struggles and influences. People shooting guns, separating, coming home (someday), in love, running around, leaving this earth, going crazy, drinking coffee, and thinking about Sun Ra. Titan's a forbidding, poisonous place with mountains, rivers and oceans of methane and ammonia, cloaked in a dense shroud of gases. The kinds of flowers that would grow there would be the hardy beasts that survived to make this strange bouquet. 180g Heavy weight w/ digital download card.

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages $ 18.98   $ 16.98
Lance Lopez - Tell The Truth [LP] Tell The Truth [LP]

Lance Lopez $ 21.98   $ 19.78 Digital: $9.99
Fanny Walked The Earth - Fanny Walked The Earth [LP] Fanny Walked The Earth [LP]

Vinyl LP pressing. 2018 release from this band made up of former members of pioneering female rock band Fanny. The groundbreaking band Fanny, called "the most masterful all-female band of the classic rock era" (NPR) and "one of the most important female bands in American rock" (David Bowie), has reunited as Fanny Walked the Earth - a name that reflects all that they've accomplished in their lives; all they've seen, done and lived through - for their first album in decades Fanny landed a deal in 1969 with Reprise Records, becoming the first-ever all-female rock band to sign a record deal for a full-length album, and would pave the way for women musicians such as The Runaways, The Bangles and the Go-Go's for decades to come. Drawing influence from Motown bands to the Beach Boys to Jimi Hendrix, Fanny released their first five albums between 1970 and 1974 with various iterations of members, working with producers including Richard Perry (Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson), Todd Rundgren and Vini Poncia. They recorded at the Beatles' Apple Studios, backed Barbra Streisand on her first "rock" album, Stoney End, and toured as the opening act for legends like Slade, Jethro Tull and Humble Pie, winning over new fans with their mix of full-throttle, rockin'-funk vocals, unapologetically heavy rock guitars, and hard, punchy beats. The band was also shattering expectations. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, to say that rock was male-dominated would be a gross understatement; rock was almost completely male. But the girls of Fanny never backed down from the challenge. "I just wanted to have fun, and I wanted to show off, and I wanted to do what I loved doing," says drummer Brie Darling. "If anyone was ever a little snide, I thought, 'You just wait.'"

Fanny Walked The Earth $ 21.98   $ 19.78 Digital: $9.99
Pet Shop Boys - Please: 2018 Remastered Version [LP] Please: 2018 Remastered Version [LP]

Pet Shop Boys $ 21.98   $ 19.78
Pet Shop Boys - Introspective: 2018 Remastered Version [LP] Introspective: 2018 Remastered Version [LP]

Pet Shop Boys $ 21.98   $ 19.78
Dick Stusso - In Heaven [LP] In Heaven [LP]

Dick Stusso $ 16.98   $ 14.98 Digital: $9.99
Randy Bachman - By George By Bachman By George By Bachman

Randy Bachman $ 13.95   $ 12.95 Digital: $9.99
Chris Smither - Call Me Lucky Call Me Lucky

CALL ME LUCKY is the new record from Chris Smither and is his first set of brand new originals in six years. The new record features Smither - trademark songs that offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul. To complete the project are a couple of surprise covers that remind us of Chris' deftness as a song interpreter as he makes the songs his own. Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Smither is truly an American original. Reviewers and fans from around the world, including Rolling Stone and The New York Times, agree that Chris continues to be a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist, and intense performer as he draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers.

Chris Smither $ 22.98   $ 20.68 Digital: $9.99
Whiskey Wolves of the West - Country Roots Country Roots

Whiskey Wolves of the West $ 10.98   $ 9.98 Digital: $7.99
The Oak Ridge Boys - There Will Be Light - Single There Will Be Light - Single

The Oak Ridge Boys $ 0.99 Digital: $0.99
Twitching Tongues - Gaining Purpose - Single Gaining Purpose - Single

Twitching Tongues $ 0.99 Digital: $0.99
John Prine - Knockin' On Your Screen Door - Single Knockin' On Your Screen Door - Single

John Prine $ 0.99 Digital: $0.99
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Coolin' Out - Single Coolin' Out - Single

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats $ 1.29 Digital: $1.29
Earthless - Black Heaven - Single Black Heaven - Single

Earthless $ 1.29 Digital: $1.29
Lake Street Dive - Good Kisser - Single Good Kisser - Single

Lake Street Dive $ 1.29 Digital: $1.29