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New Release Round-Up 06-18-21

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage

Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage - Goliath Ent
Written, recorded, and completed during lockdown, CARNAGE is the first studio album from Nick Cave & Warren Ellis outside of the Bad Seeds and their many soundtrack collaborations. The eight song project - developed amidst the downtime of a long, anxious, global emergency - showcases Cave & Ellis’ typical sonic and lyrical adventurism and stands as a quintessential record for these uncertain times. CARNAGE is shot through with moments of distilled beauty and resonating with an almost defiant sense of hope. In Cave's own words, it is "a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe."



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Rosie Tucker - Sucker Supreme

Rosie Tucker - Sucker Supreme - Epitaph
Sucker Supreme is the third album from Rosie Tucker, and first for Epitaph Records. It is a coming of age album that aches with self-discovery, self-definition, and self-redefinition. Sucker Supreme is also just the right follow-up to where their last album, 2019’s Never Not Never Not Never Not, left off: still playfully observed, still sneakily political, still indebted to folk singers of the past – but also much, much bigger, brighter, louder and noisier than anything Tucker has dared before. It delivers mightily on an ambitious M.O.: to be relentlessly catchy and muscular and noisy but also beautiful; be achingly sad and searching, but never too far away from funny, either; and to spotlight Tucker’s empathetic, yearning vocals on top of it all. It takes a unique group of people to make an album that leaps out of the speakers at you like this one. Sucker Supreme is the first record made by Tucker’s current touring band: drummer Jessy Reed, guitarist Jess Kallen, and bassist Wolfy, who also occupied the producer’s chair. It’s a group of people as eager to share their long-dead folk music heroes as they are to pay homage to their still-kicking pop-punk heartthrobs.

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Styx - Crash Of The Crown

Styx - Crash Of The Crown - UMe
A new era of hope, survival, and prosperity comes calling on Styx's Magnum Opus, Crash Of The Crown, the band's first studio album since 2017's The Mission. Though the 15-track album takes a hard look at some inherently dark subjects, the prevalent light at the end of the tunnel eventually becomes each song's focal point - a persistent fervor to keep moving forward and achieve the greater good. Featuring "Crash of the Crown," "Reveries" & more, available on black vinyl.

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Ashe - Ashlyn Video Available

Aretha Franklin - I Knew You Were Waiting: The Best Of Aretha Franklin 1980-2014
James - All The Colours Of You [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple/Black & Red/Black 2LP]
The Interrupters - Live In Tokyo! [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink & Black Pinwheel LP]
Crumbsuckers - Life Of Dreams [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
The Obsessed - The Church Within [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Amythyst Kiah - Wary + Strange
Seventeen - SEVENTEEN 8th Mini Album 'Your Choice' (ONE SIDE version)
Evolfo - Site Out Of Mind
Fear Factory - Aggression Continuum
Rebelution - In The Moment
Silk For The Starving - The Lounge Society EP
Amy Helm - What The Flood Leaves Behind
Now That's What I Call Music! - Now That's What I Call Country, Volume 14
Now That's What I Call Music! - NOW That's What I Call Country Classics 00s
Natalie Gelman - Moth To The Flame
Omar Apollo - Apolonio
Kid Cudi - Man On The Moon III: The Chosen



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UPCOMING RELEASES

Gary Allan - Ruthless

Gary Allan - Ruthless - EMI Nashville
Gary Allan will be releasing a brand new album of all new material on June 25th. Ruthless is Gary's first studio album in over 8 years. Overall, Allan's nine studio and greatest hits albums have produced 26 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, including the number one hits "Man to Man", "Tough Little Boys" (both 2003), "Nothing On but the Radio" (2004), and "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" (2013). Seven more of his singles have reached the Top 10 on this chart as well: his debut single "Her Man", "It Would Be You" (both at #7), "Right Where I Need to Be" (at #5), "The One" (at #3), "Best I Ever Had" (a cover of a Vertical Horizon song) (at #7), "Life Ain't Always Beautiful" (at #4), and "Watching Airplanes" (#2).

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Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band - Banned

Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band - Banned - Anti
Yves Jarvis and Romy Lightman are a pair of idiosyncratic and restlessly creative artists. In the past decade, Jarvis’s ever-expanding swatch have earned international acclaim, while Lightman’s twin-sister-led band Tasseomancy has transfixed listeners since the late 2000s. The Lightman Jarvis Ecstatic Band marks the duo’s first collaboration, slingshotting both musicians out of their comfort zones into spellbinding territories of lysergic folk and impressionistic rock. Banned was recorded in the tranquil environment of the Tree Museum, an outdoor art gallery in rural Ontario, Canada, hosting residencies for contemporary sculptors over the past 20 years. The pair credit its 200 acres of natural spaces intermingling with human-made creations as the fuel for their unfettered process. Recorded over two weeks in a free-flowing stream of improvisation, the album finds Lightman on synthesizer with Jarvis on drums and guitar, as their voices weave together into an electrified pastoral tapestry.

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Vincent Neil Emerson - Vincent Neil Emerson

Vincent Neil Emerson - Vincent Neil Emerson - La Honda Records
Vincent Neil Emerson is a torchbearer of the Texas songwriter tradition. He channels the straightforward truth-telling and resonance of his songwriting heroes in Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, and Steve Earle into something fresh and distinctly his own. Where his 2019 debut Fried Chicken and Evil Women proved that he is one of the most reverent students of country and Western musical traditions, his follow-up LP, the masterful Rodney Crowell-produced Vincent Neil Emerson, which is out June 25 via La Honda Records/Thirty Tigers, is a brave step forward that solidifies his place as one of music's most compelling and emotionally clarifying storytellers. His songs are cathartic and bluntly honest, never mincing words or dancing around uncomfortable truths.

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T. Hardy Morris - The Digital Age of Rome

T. Hardy Morris - The Digital Age of Rome - New West Records
Heading into the spring of 2020, T. Hardy Morris had 12 demos that he thought would make-up his next album, then, everything changed.  The world took a break and so his plans to record did as well. As we all watched and waited out the storms; viral and societal, we seemed to wake up scrolling through a whole new century, a time Morris began to refer to as The Digital Age of RomeHe scrapped the demos and began a collection of songs in quarantine where the unprecedented times and topics were unavoidable. He wanted to document the era sonically and lyrically in some way. “I wanted it to sound like how the world felt to me in the second half of 2020. Uncomfortable and chaotic, dystopian but still beautiful.”  The Digital Age of Rome was recorded in a deserted downtown Athens, Ga. With long-time collaborator / producer Adam Landry.

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New Release Round-Up 06-11-21

Mammoth WVH - Mammoth WVH

Mammoth WVH - Mammoth WVH - Ex1 Records
Mammoth WVH is the debut, self-titled album of Mammoth WVH – the band created by Wolfgang Van Halen. This collection includes the chart topping new single, "Distance” plus “Don’t Back Down,” “Epiphany,” “Mammoth” and more. At the beginning of 2015, Wolf broke ground on what would become Mammoth WVH with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette [Alter Bridge, Slash] behind the board. Wolf began to embrace his voice, inspired by everyone from his father, to bands like AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, TOOL, and Jimmy Eat World. In addition to writing and singing every song on the self-title debut album, remarkably Wolfgang plays every instrument. “The name Mammoth is really special to me.” says Wolf. “Not only was it the name of Van Halen before it became Van Halen, but my father was also the lead singer. Ever since my dad told me this, I always thought that when I grew up, I’d call my own band Mammoth, because I loved the name so much.”



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Danny Elfman - Big Mess

Danny Elfman - Big Mess - Anti / Epitaph
Big Mess marks Danny Elfman’s first solo collection in more than thirty years, but it’s no return to form. Clocking in at 18 tracks, the sprawling, ambitious double album finds the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer breaking bold new ground as both a writer and a performer, drawing on a dystopian palette of distorted electric guitars, industrial synthesizers and orchestra in an effort to exorcise the demons brought about by four years of creeping fascism and civil rot. The songs here call to mind everything from Nine Inch Nails, to David Bowie to XTC at times, balancing dense, harmonically complex arrangements with biting, acerbic wit as they reckon with the chaos and confusion of the modern world. Elfman wrote almost all of the record during quarantine, and while the anger, frustration, and isolation of it all is palpable in his delivery, Big Mess is about more than simply blowing off steam. In making the space to truly sit with his emotions and write without limitations, Elfman achieved a kind of artistic liberation on the record that had been eluding him for decades, rediscovering his voice and reinventing himself all at once in the process. Born and raised in southern California, Elfman began his career as part of a surrealist, avant-garde musical theater troupe known as The Mystic Knights of Oingo Boingo. The group would eventually morph into the critically acclaimed rock band Oingo Boingo, whose high-energy performances and genre-bending sound garnered them a fanatically devoted cult following in the 1980s and ’90s. Among the group’s early fans was fledgling director Tim Burton and Paul Reubens (aka Pee-wee Herman), who enlisted Elfman to score their first feature film, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure. The collaboration would prove to be the start of a long and fruitful partnership for Elfman and Burton, with Elfman going on to score a string of iconic Burton features like Batman, Beetlejuice, Big Fish, Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. To date, Elfman has scored more than 100 films.

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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Live Bullet

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Live Bullet - Capitol
Considered to be one of the best live albums of all time, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band’s 'Live' Bullet was captured at Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI, in September 1975. The album was released April 12, 1976, and helped to supercharge Bob Seger’s career. To mark the 45th anniversary, the album has been remastered and will be released in its original 2LP format in both black and color vinyl.

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Def Leppard - Volume Three [Limited Edition 9 LP Box Set]

Def Leppard - Volume Three [Limited Edition 9 LP Box Set] - Mercury
The 3rd in four volumes of Def Leppard's complete recorded output, this box set contains all of the recordings from the band in the 2000's and features the original packaging. Housed in rigid boxes, the set also contains a hard-backed book with rare photos by Ross Halfin and liner notes by Classic Rock's Paul Elliott. Band members Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen and Phil Collen have also contributed introductions to the set. Limited Edition 180gm 9 LP Box Set.

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Sleater-Kinney - Path Of Wellness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque LP] Video Available

Garbage - No Gods No Masters
Mr. Bungle - The Night They Came Home [Blu-Ray + CD]
Lin-Manuel Miranda - In The Heights (Official Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Back The Way We Came: Vol. 1 (2011-2021) [Deluxe 3CD]
Maroon 5 - JORDI
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World: 20th Anniversary Remaster
AFI - Bodies
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - A Few Stars Apart [Limited Edition Ink & Paint Black w/ White Splatter LP]
Joe Bonamassa - Now Serving: Royal Tea: Live From The Ryman
Leslie Jordan - Company's Comin'
Marina - Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land

Kiss - KISS Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 [3 LP]
The Oak Ridge Boys - Front Porch Singin'
Faith No More - Who Cares A Lot?: The Greatest Hits [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
Roisin Murphy - Crooked Machine
Indigo de Souza - I Love My Mom [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple Splatter LP]
Jordan Davis - Buy Dirt EP
Black Sabbath - Sabotage: Super Deluxe Edition [4LP+7in]


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New Release Round-Up 06-04-21

Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood & Jason Isbell - Live At The Shoals Theatre

Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood & Jason Isbell - Live At The Shoals Theatre - Southeatern Records
On June 15th 2014, Jason Isbell reunited onstage with former Drive By Truckers bandmates Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley for a special round-style night in Muscle Shoals Music. The setlist includes acoustic versions of Isbell-era Truckers gems including “Heathens,” “Decoration Day” and “Zip City” as well as post-Isbell Truckers tracks like “Space City” and solo Isbell faves such as “Cover Me Up.” The set opens and closes with a pair of classic Hood-sung numbers, 2004′s “Tornadoes” and 2001′s “Let There Be Rock.”  

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Atreyu - Baptize

Atreyu - Baptize - Spinefarm
Atreyu ushered in a new movement in heavy music. They've broken into the Top 10 in the Billboard 200 more than once; 2 of their albums are certified gold. Yet, 2 decades since the release of their first album, Atreyu is just getting started. Baptize is a definitive work for a new era. Atreyu recorded Baptize w/ producer John Feldmann. Guests include Jacoby Shaddix & Travis Barker. Songs like "Warrior," "Catastrophe," & "Save Us" are massive.


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cleopatrick - BUMMER

cleopatrick - BUMMER - Nowhere Special Recordings
"Listening to the story of Canadian duo cleopatrick is a bit like hearing the plot of the best, most righteously validating coming-of-age film never made. Two friends meet aged four in Hicksville, Nowheretown (real name: Cobourg, Ontario, population 19,000), grow up completely inseparable, form a band and, against numerous obstacles, blossom into a genuine, global underground sensation. There are heroes and villains, highs and lows and, crucially, some of the most poetic plot twists that could seem almost too perfect, were they not completely true.

Take the story of 2017 breakthrough track ‘hometown’ for example. “It’s one of the craziest, most ironic things that’s ever happened,” begins vocalist and guitarist Luke Gruntz. “I was going to college because I was too scared to put all my chips in the band pile, and that’s what ‘hometown’ is about: it’s a song about feeling like we’re doing all this stuff and we’re working so hard and we’re just never going to be heard. It’s literally a song about people probably never hearing our songs. And then by some act of the universe, that song ended up unlocking all the doors for us.”

Today, cleopatrick has logged 77 million streams and counting - all from an increasingly dedicated fanbase who’ve found the duo, completed by drummer Ian Fraser, their own way: no major label, no big budget, just two best pals knuckling down, cementing a unique sonic alchemy and filling a space of honest, empathetic yet undeniably heavy-hitting rock music that they’d been searching for themselves for years. Between multiple sold out tours in Canada, the US and the UK/EU and appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Reading/Leeds, the pair have been crafting BUMMER: a debut album that sees cleopatrick harness all the magic they’ve been brewing over their two-decade friendship and funnel it into a record that aims to reinvigorate the rock landscape from the ground up. Taking the ethos of their New Rock Mafia collective - a group of friends and fellow bands, united in making a more inclusive, equality-driven space in rock music - and imbuing it with the sonic ambition and ferocity of a record designed to be played hard and loud, it’s an album about two friends, who’ve been with each other since the formative first steps that adorn ‘BUMMER’’s heartwarming cover image and made something that’s a testament to the power of sticking to your guns."

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Rostam - Changephobia

Rostam - Changephobia - Mastor Projects
Changephobia is the 2nd full-length solo record from Grammy Award-winning songwriter, producer, and composer Rostam Batmanglij. An adventurous new direction for Rostam, the songs collected on Changephobia are deeply personal, yet universal for anyone who has ever experienced doubt. In addition to being a founding member of the seminal New York Indie Rock Band, Vampire Weekend, Rostam has been described as "one of the great pop and indie-rock producers of his generation." Rostam has produced & co-written critically heralded recent albums by Clairo and Haim, as well as singles from Maggie Rogers, Solange, Charli XCX, Frank Ocean, Santigold and others

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Poté - A Tenuous Tale Of Her Video Available
San Holo - bb u ok? [Clear 2LP] Video Available


Crowded House - Dreamers Are Waiting

Liz Phair - Soberish [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Milky Clear LP]
Rise Against - Nowhere Generation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Flame LP]
Atreyu - Baptize
Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - The Chaos Chapter: FREEZE [WORLD version]
Japanese Breakfast - Jubilee [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear with Yellow Swirl LP]
Satsang - All. Right. Now.
Tristen - Aquatic Flowers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cool Blue LP]
Billy F Gibbons - Hardware
Chris Thile - Laysongs
Bad Brains - Into The Future (Alternate Shepard Fairey Cover)
Mndsgn - Rare Pleasure [Limited Edition Yellow LP]
The Avalanches - Since I Left You: 20th Anniversary [Deluxe 2CD]
Einar Selvik - Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Wave of Giants [Opaque White LP]
Red Fang - Arrows [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Yellow with Heavy Neon Magenta Splatter LP]
Cheap Trick - In Another World [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue & White Splatter LP]
Night Beats - Outlaw R&B [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone LP]



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New Release Round-Up 05-28-21

Blackberry Smoke - You Hear Georgia

Blackberry Smoke - You Hear Georgia - 3 Legged Records
Throughout their career, Blackberry Smoke has embodied Georgia’s rich musical legacy, honoring the people, places and sounds of their home state. As the band celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, their reverence for Georgia has only deepened. On their latest album, You Hear Georgia, the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed Find a Light, Blackberry Smoke is further celebrating these roots with 10 new songs that feel like Georgia, accented by the addition of Grammy-winning producer and fellow Georgia-native, Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile). “Dave and I had spoken for the last few years about making a record,” Starr says. “Finally, it worked out, our schedule and his schedule, and we said, yes—let’s make a record.”

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Various Artists - Get On Board The Soul Train - The Sound Of Philadelphia International Records Volume 1

Various Artists - Get On Board The Soul Train - The Sound Of Philadelphia International Records Volume 1 - United Souls
8CD Book set with bonus 12 inch single. United Souls, in conjunction with Sony Legacy Recordings, is delighted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Philadelphia International Records with the eagerly anticipated release of Get On Board The Soul Train - The Sound Of Philadelphia International Records Volume 1. This is the first volume in a limited edition series which covers the first eight studio albums released by the label from 1971-1973. The series, in which all album are re-mastered from the original tapes, will map the history of Philadelphia International Records chronologically. Housed in a stylish 48 page slipcased book, the edition is strictly limited to 2500 copies. It also includes a numbered certificate of authenticity, an exclusive 12" single and a unique poster. The detailed 48 page hard cover book, including rare photographs was compiled and curated in association with PIR artists, engineers and producers, with liner notes by Tony Cummings (Author of The Sound of Philadelphia) and a foreword by Ralph Tee. The eight classic albums included in Volume 1 comprise: Billy Paul - Going East/Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - I Miss You/The O'Jays - Back Stabbers/Billy Paul - 360 Degrees of Billy Paul/Dick Jensen - Dick Jensen/The Intruders - Save the Children/MFSB - MFSB/Billy Paul - Ebony Woman. Exclusive 12"- The O'Jays - Back Stabbers / MFSB - Back Stabbers

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Moby - Reprise

Moby - Reprise - Deutsche Grammophon
Moby’s eclectic career has cast him in the roles of electronic dance music pioneer, singer and songwriter, producer, activist, and restaurateur, but for his latest venture he presents his music in a whole new light. Together with Deutsche Grammophon, he is releasing an album of his best known tracks in stunning new arrangements for classical instruments – featuring Moby himself and a stellar lineup of collaborators from across the musical spectrum. Always a daring and imaginative thinker, Moby’s first classical collaboration happened in October 2018, when he performed a selection of his songs alongside the LA Phil and conductor and friend Gustavo Dudamel. This was the inspiration for the current project, which features not only full orchestral versions but new electronic arrangements, as well as sophisticated smaller-scale acoustic interpretations. The 14-track album includes classic Moby songs like “Porcelain”, “Why Does My Heart”, and “Extreme Ways” in innovative new versions, featuring eye-catching collaborations including both Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Víkingur Ólafsson on “Porcelain”; Gregory Porter and Amythyst Kiah on “Natural Blues”; and Kris Kristofferson as well as original vocalist Mark Lanegan on “The Lonely Night”. The album concludes with a cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”.

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Porter Robinson - Nurture [Ultra Clear 2LP] Video Available


World Party - Dumbing Up
Dispatch - Break Our Fall
Del Amitri - Fatal Mistakes
Nat Turner Rebellion - Laugh To Keep From Crying
k.d. lang - makeover
Shannon Mcnally - The Waylon Sessions
Elder Island - Swimming Static
LP - Live In Moscow [Limited Edition LP]
Perturbator - Lustful Sacraments
Taylor Swift - evermore [Deluxe Green 2 LP]
Robert Ames - Change Ringing
Brian Setzer - Rockabilly Riot! Volume One: A Tribute To Sun Records [Red 2LP]
Texas - Hi

Mustafa - When Smoke Rises [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
Alestorm - Live in Tilburg (Live) [CD + Blu-ray + DVD]
black midi - Cavalcade
David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World [12in Picture Disc]
PJ Harvey - The Peel Sessions 1991-2004



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New Release Round-Up 05-21-21

Lord Huron - Long Lost

Lord Huron - Long Lost - Republic
Lord Huron presents their fourth studio album, Long Lost. The band has often tried to uncover the past of their studio, Whispering Pines, without much success. Instead, they decided to imagine what has gone on in the studio, who has passed through, and that is how Long Lost was created. Featuring the singles “Not Dead Yet,” “Mine Forever,” “I Lied” and “Love Me Like You Used To.”

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John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band - Leftover Feelings

John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band - Leftover Feelings - New West Records
In the midst of a global pandemic, John Hiatt walked into Historic RCA Studio B and opened up a lifetime full of leftover feelings. A half-century ago, Hiatt lived in a ratty, $15-a-week room on Nashville’s 16th Avenue, less than a mile away from the RCA and Columbia studios that were the heartbeat of what had come to be known as “Music Row.” In the ensuing 50 years, he went from a scuffling young buck to a celebrated grand master of song. With Leftover Feelings, Hiatt teamed up with multi-grammy winning artist and producer, Jerry Douglas and his band, The Jerry Douglas Band. There’s no drummer, yet these grooves are deep and true. And while the up-tempo songs are, as ever, filled with delightful internal rhyme and sly aggression, the Jerry Douglas Band’s empathetic musicianship nudges Hiatt to performances that are startlingly vulnerable.  In life, leftover feelings can remain unresolved, no matter how often explored. Explicated in a place of history, a place of comfort. A sacred place, if you believe the documentation of human expression to be a holy thing. Here then, with this album,  there is a meeting of bruised and triumphant American giants. Here are Hiatt and Douglas, creating the meant-to-be: Love songs and road songs, sly songs and hurt songs. Their songs, and now our songs.  Leftover feelings that edify and sustain.

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My Bloody Valentine - m b v [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe LP] Video Available


Twenty One Pilots - Scaled and Icy
Gary Numan - Intruder [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2LP]
Counting Crows - Butter Miracle Suite One
Mat Kearney - January Flower
Blake Shelton - Body Language
P!NK - All I Know So Far – The Setlist
The Tragically Hip - Saskadelphia
Lambchop - Showtunes
Gruff Rhys - Seeking New Gods
Sara Bareilles - Amidst the Chaos: Live from the Hollywood Bowl
Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR
Robert Finley - Sharecropper's Son
Morcheeba - Blackest Blue
Fly Pan Am - Frontera
Reigning Sound - A Little More Time with Reigning Sound [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Green & Yellow Swirl LP]
Chai - Wink
The Devil Wears Prada - ZII EP
Violent Femmes - Add It Up (1981-1993) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Aqua 2 LP]
The Gabbard Brothers - Sell Your Gun Buy A Guitar [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Teal 7in Single]
Monster Magnet - A Better Dystopia





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New Release Round-Up 05-14-21

The Black Keys - Delta Kream

The Black Keys - Delta Kream - Nonesuch
This week, The Black Keys release their tenth studio album, Delta Kream, via Nonesuch Records. The record celebrates the band’s roots, featuring eleven Mississippi hill country blues standards that they have loved since they were teenagers, before they were a band, including songs by R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough, among others. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney recorded Delta Kream at Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville; they were joined by musicians Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton, long-time members of the bands of blues legends including R. L. Burnside and Junior Kimbrough. The album takes its name from William Eggleston’s iconic Mississippi photograph that is on its cover. 


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Paul & Linda McCartney - RAM

Paul & Linda McCartney - RAM [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Half Speed Master LP] - Capitol
To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of RAM, the album will be pressed from a master cut at half speed using the original master tapes at Abbey Road. The only album credited to both Paul & Linda McCartney, RAM reached Number 1 in the UK and stayed in the US Top 10 for five months. Recording after he’d left The Beatles and before the formation of Wings, Paul initially flew with Linda to New York to record the songs they’d written but arrived without a band. As Paul recalls, “We were thinking of forming a group at that time, Wings. We went to New York, found a really grotty little basement somewhere and auditioned a bunch of people. We got someone to throw a lot of drummers at us, out of which we picked Denny Seiwell who’s one of the best, and his personality fitted. Then we went in, worked with him, Hugh McCracken, Dave Spinozza, a couple of New York session men, and did RAM.” To avoid arousing too much interest, the auditions were held under the guise of a session for a commercial jingle. As well as Paul’s lead vocals there are harmonies from Linda. “I gave her a hard time, I must say, but we were pleased with the results. Elton John later said somewhere that he thought it was the best harmonies he’d heard in a long while. It was very much the two of us against the world at that point.”


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Strung Like a Horse - WHOA!

Strung Like a Horse - WHOA! [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink Splatter LP] - Transoceanic Records
After years dedicated to rowdy, high-energy live shows, providing tour support for Old Crow Medicine Show, Travis Tritt, Sam Bush, and Shooter Jennings---and building their own grassroots cult-following---Strung Like a Horse teamed up with Transoceanic Records and Grammy-winning producer, Matt Ross-Spang (Jason Isbell, John Prine, Margo Price, Calexico/Iron & Wine, Lucero), to record their first studio album, WHOA!, at Nashville's famed Sound Emporium. Most of the tracks the band laid down together in one pass, without overdubs, and were sent direct to tape, making it a “record that captures the vibe of their rightfully celebrated live shows perfectly.” 


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Sons Of Kemet - Black To The Future

Sons Of Kemet - Black To The Future - Impulse Records
Sons Of Kemet returns with their new album Black To The Future, the follow up to 2018’s Mercury Prize nominated breakout release Your Queen Is A ReptileThis release finds the UK-based quartet at their most dynamic – showcasing harmonically elegant arrangements and compositions, coupled with fierce, driving material that will be familiar to initiated fans. This is their 4th record, and 2nd on impulse! This album features prominent UK vocalists and a strong emphasis on lush compositions and arrangements. Guest artists include Kojey Radical, Moor Mother, Angel Bat Dawid, Joshua Idehen, D Double E and is part of the impulse! records “impulse 60!” 2021 campaign


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Alan Jackson - Where Have You Gone

Alan Jackson - Where Have You Gone - EMI Nashvilee
Alan Jackson's brand new studio album, Where Have You Gone, is his first country release in over 5 years. He's one of the best-selling music artists of all time with over 75M records sold worldwide. Alan is a member of the Grand Ole Opry & has topped the Billboard Country charts with 35 #1 Singles & 15 #1 Albums. He's received multiple awards including 2 Grammys, 16 CMAs, 17 ACMs. CD includes blow-in card for a FREE Download of the Bonus Track "That's The Way Love Goes (A Tribute Merle Haggard)"


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Steve Miller Band - Live! Breaking Ground August 3, 1977

Steve Miller Band - Live! Breaking Ground August 3, 1977 - UMe
Steve Miller has dug deep into his archives and found an unreleased, full-length concert recording. The album captures Miller's legendary 1977 lineup at the beginning of the band's turn from playing ballrooms and theatres to arenas and football stadiums. Recorded at the Capital Centre in Landover, MD on multi-track tape and newly mixed and mastered by Miller and Kent Hertz. Includes original liner notes by music journalist David Fricke and is pressed on 2 Black Vinyl 180G LP's.


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The Steel Woods - All Of Your Stones Video Available
Riley Downing - Start It Over Video Available


St. Vincent - Daddy’s Home [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Smoke LP]

David Gray - Skellig
Phoebe Bridgers - Copycat Killer EP
Matt Berry - The Blue Elephant
Matthew E. White & Lonnie Holley - Broken Mirror: A Selfie Reflection
Arcade Fire & Owen Pallet - Her (Original Score) [180-Gram White LP]
Myles Kennedy - The Ides Of March
The Go-Go's - God Bless The Go-Go's [Limited Edition Opaque Blue LP]
The Chills - Scatterbrain [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Marble LP]
Old Sea Brigade - Motivational Speaking
Rodrigo Y Gabriela - The Jazz EP [12in Orange Smoke Vinyl]
Eminem - Music To Be Murdered By - Side B (Deluxe Edition) [Opaque Grey 4 LP]
Juliana Hatfield - Blood [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black W/Blood Red Splatter LP]
Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1 [2LP]
Damien Jurado - The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu: 50th Anniversary [Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set]
The Deep Dark Woods - Changing Faces
ENHYPEN - BORDER: CARNIVAL [DOWN Version]
The Coral - Coral Island [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
Current Joys - Voyager [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Purple LP]



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New Release Round-Up 05-07-21

Natalie Bergman - Mercy

Natalie Bergman - Mercy - Third Man Records
While many know Bergman as one half of brother-sister duo Wild Belle, her forthcoming record is a cathartic collection rooted in the hopeful values and traditions of gospel that have helped her through the recent, tragic loss of her father. On the signing of Natalie Bergman, Third Man Records co-founder Ben Swank adds, “Natalie has a unique vision and has approached this album with a reverence for the sacred and healing nature of the history of this music, but has managed to update it in a way that is distinctly her own. We're very excited to welcome her to the Third Man label and family.” Alongside her brother Elliot, the island-influenced music Natalie Bergman made in Wild Belle has led to collaborations ranging from Major Lazer to Tom Tom Club, performances at Coachella and Lollapalooza, tours with Beck, Cage The Elephant, Toro y Moi and more. Helmed by her heavenly voice, Bergman’s solo album is steeped in mystic melodies and time-bending tones of psychedelic rock and soul. Showcasing her multi-instrumental and creative versatility, songs will be accompanied by visuals that blend her own abstract artwork, self-designed wardrobe and beyond. Stay tuned.


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Nancy Wilson - You And Me Video Available
Esther Rose - How Many Times [Opaque White LP] Video Available


Weezer - Van Weezer [Indie Exclusive Neon Magenta LP]

Frank Zappa - Zappa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Super Deluxe 5LP]
Iceage - Seek Shelter [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
Iron & Wine - Archive Series Volume No 5: Tallahassee Recordings
Lucinda Williams - Ramblin' On My Mind
Tom Jones - Surrounded By Time
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - When God Was Great [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 2LP]
Van Morrison - Latest Record Project Volume 1
New Order - Education Entertainment Recreation (Live)
TEKE::TEKE - Shirushi [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Amy Winehouse - At The BBC
Alfie Templeman - Forever Isn't Long Enough
dodie - Build A Problem [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent 2LP]
Tony Allen - There Is No End
Squid - Bright Green Field [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green 2LP]
GoGo Penguin - GGP/RMX
Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall - The Marfa Tapes
NU'EST - The 2nd Album 'Romanticize' [AFTER GLOW Version]
A Certain Ratio - ACR:EPA EP [Limited Edition Valentine Red Vinyl]


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New Release Round-Up 04-30-21

girl in red - if i could make it go quiet

girl in red - if i could make it go quiet - World In Red
if i could make it go quiet, the debut album from girl in red, is the musical distillation of Marie Ulven’s solitary conversations on the road: it’s an album brimming with the things we wish we could say to others, but tell ourselves instead. The album is girl in red in its purest, elevated form. She has never been braver, and the music follows suit, whether it’s collaborating with pop mastermind and Billie Eilish collaborator FINNEAS on “Serotonin,” a huge pop anthem that speaks to Ulven’s struggles with mental health, or flexing her instrumental chops with album closer “it would feel like this.” Betrayal, lust, longing, pulling herself out of a depressive spell -- nothing is off-limits on if i could make it go quiet. “I really poured my heart into a lot of these lyrics, fully,” she says. “I just feel like I emptied myself in this album.”


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Royal Blood - Typhoons

Royal Blood - Typhoons - Warner Records
After two UK #1 albums, 2 million album sales and an array of international acclaim, you might’ve thought you knew what to expect from Royal Blood. Those preconceptions were shattered when they released ‘Trouble’s Coming’ last summer. Hitting a melting pot of fiery rock riffs and danceable beats, they delivered something fresh, unexpected and yet entirely in tune with what they’d forged their reputation with.  When Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher sat down to talk about making a new album, they knew what they wanted to achieve. It involved a conscious return to their roots, back when they had made music that was influenced by Daft Punk, Justice, and Philippe Zdar of Cassius. It also called for a similar back-to-basics approach to what had made their self-titled debut album so thrilling, visceral and original. 


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Julia Michaels - Not In Chronological Order

Julia Michaels - Not In Chronological Order - Republic
Grammy nominated, multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter Julia Michaels is set to release her highly anticipated full-length debut, Not In Chronological Order. The 10-track album is executive produced by Monsters & Strangerz, with two songs co-written with JP Saxe. Each track takes listeners through a storytelling journey of events in Julia’s love life and explores themes of being happy and most importantly: love.


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Leon Vynehall - Rare, Forever Video Available


Manchester Orchestra - The Million Masks Of God [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink Smoke LP]

Mick Fleetwood & Friends - Celebrate the Music of Peter Green and the Early Years of Fleetwood Mac [Limited Edition 4LP]
Blood From The Soul - DSM-5 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue/Green/Black Mix LP]
Marianne Faithfull with Warren Ellis - She Walks in Beauty
Dropkick Murphys - Turn Up That Dial [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Green LP]
Ashley Monroe - Rosegold [LP]
Teenage Fanclub - Endless Arcade [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her [LP]
PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her - Demos [LP]
DJ Khaled - KHALED KHALED
Carrie Underwood - My Savior [White 2LP]
Gojira - Fortitude [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice LP]
Eddie Vedder - Matter of Time / Say Hi [Limited Edition 7in Single]
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. - Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons
Bob Mould - Distortion: 2008-2019 [Signed 140-Gram Clear Splatter Vinyl]
Shovels & Rope - Busted Jukebox Volume 3
Thomas Rhett - Country Again, Side A
Guided By Voices - Earth Man Blues
Julia Stone - Sixty Summers [Limited Edition Gold LP]
Serj Tankian - Elasticity EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple Vinyl]
Dawn Richard - Second Line [Limited Edition Peak White LP + Bonus Shaped Gold 12in]
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now [Limited Edition Blue Vinyl Single]


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New Release Round-Up 04-23-21

John Lennon - John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band The Ultimate Mixes

John Lennon - John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band The Ultimate Mixes - Capitol
Completely remixed from original multitracks, overseen by producer Yoko Ono Lennon, featuring Ringo Starr, Klaus Voormann, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston & Phil Spector. Ultimate Mixes, Outtakes, Elements, Raw Studio, Evolution, Demos, Jams & Yoko Live Sessions. 2 Blu-Ray Audio Discs: 159 new mixes, 11+ hrs, HiRes 192/24: Stereo, 5.1 Surround & Dolby Atmos. 6 CDs: 102 new mixes, 6+ hrs. 132-page hardback book with rare photos, memorabilia & extensive notes. Poster & 2 postcards.


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Peter Frampton Band - Frampton Forgets The Words

Peter Frampton Band - Frampton Forgets The Words - UMe
On the heels of his recently released New York Times Best Selling memoir, the rock n' roll legend and Grammy winning artist Peter Frampton turns his focus back to music with his new studio album Frampton Forgets The Words. With his 1954 Les Paul Phenix, Frampton brings virtuosic guitar playing to 10 instrumental interpretations of his favorite songs including "Isn't It A Pity" by George Harrison, "Reckoner" by Radiohead, and more. 


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Eric Church - Heart & Soul

Eric Church - Heart & Soul - EMI Nashville
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church confirmed that new music is on the horizon: "I have [new] albums coming out in April. They came out of my 28 days in the mountains of North Carolina, where the songs were recorded and written. The collection is entitled Heart & Soul."


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The Who - The Who Sell Out: Deluxe Edition

The Who - The Who Sell Out: Deluxe Edition - Geffen Records
5CD + 2 7" Singles Super Deluxe Remastered Edition featuring the album in both Mono and Stereo, bonus tracks featuring 14 previously unheard Pete Townshend Demos, studio sessions, outtakes, unheard jingles and more. The package also features 9 posters, replica ephemera, and an 80 page hard bound book with rare photos and new liner notes by Pete Townshend. 112 tracks, 46 unreleased.  Initially released in December 1967 and described latterly by Rolling Stone as “The Who’s finest album,” The Who Sell Out reflected a remarkable year in popular culture. As well as being forever immortalized as the moment when the counterculture and the “Love Generation” became a global phenomenon and “pop” began metamorphosing into “rock.”  The new Super Deluxe Edition of The Who Sell Out features 112 tracks, 46 of which are unreleased, an 80-page, hard-back, full-color book, including rare period photos, memorabilia, track-by-track annotation and new sleeve notes by Pete Townshend with comments from the likes of Pete Drummond (Radio London DJ), Richard Evans (designer) & Roy Flynn (the Speakeasy Club manager).


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Dinosaur Jr. - Sweep It Into Space [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Purple Ripple LP]
Animal Collective - Crestone (Original Score)
Todd Snider - First Agnostic Church Of Hope And Wonder
Pærish - Fixed It All
Kaleo - Surface Sounds
Dumpstaphunk - Where Do We Go From Here
The Selecter - Too Much Pressure: 40th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP + Bonus 7in]
Field Music - Flat White Moon
Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies: Remastered [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
The Prize Fighter Inferno - The City Introvert [Bone White LP]
Alfa Mist - Bring Backs
Steve Cropper - Fire It Up
Bleachers - Chinatown (feat. Bruce Springsteen) [Translucent Red Vinyl Single]
Imagine Dragons - Follow You / Cutthroat [CD Single]
Dirty Honey - Dirty Honey
Big Brave - Vital
California Music - California Music Presents Add Some Music
Cabaret Voltaire - Bn9drone
Motorhead - Louder Than Noise... Live In Berlin


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New Release Round-Up 04-16-21

Greta Van Fleet - The Battle At Garden's Gate

Greta Van Fleet - The Battle At Garden's Gate - Republic
After three years, one-million concert tickets sold across five continents, four consecutive #1 singles, a GRAMMY Award, and performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live, Greta Van Fleet is hurtling into the future with its second album, The Battle At Garden's Gate on Lava/Republic Records. Indie Exclusive on white vinyl.


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Tom Petty - Finding Wildflowers: Alternate Versions

Tom Petty - Finding Wildflowers: Alternate Versions - Republic
Finding Wildflowers: Alternate Versions—the latest offering of Tom Petty music, curated with help from his loving family, bandmates and collaborators—released via Warner Records. The tracks, which were previously released on the limited-edition Super Deluxe 9-LP version of 2020’s Wildflowers & All The Rest, will now be available on limited edition gold vinyl for indie retail, and CD.  A black vinyl release will follow on May 7. Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) features 16 studio recordings of alternate takes, long cuts and jam versions of Wildflowers songs as Tom, band members and co-producer Rick Rubin worked to finalize the album in 1994. The release offers fans further deep access into the writing and recording of Wildflowers, as well as realizing the full vision of the project as Tom had always intended. The collection was produced by Tom’s longtime engineer and co-producer Ryan Ulyate who listened to 245 reels of 24-track tape, revealing Tom and his collaborators’ evolutionary process, and finding the group willing to do whatever it took to discover the essence and magic in the material.


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Eric Church - Heart & Soul

Eric Church - Heart & Soul - EMI Nashville
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church confirmed that new music is on the horizon: "I have [new] albums coming out in April. They came out of my 28 days in the mountains of North Carolina, where the songs were recorded and written. The collection is entitled Heart & Soul."


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Imelda May - 11 Past The Hour

Imelda May - 11 Past The Hour - Decca
The goal of the album is to show Imelda May returning to her most honest self. Truthful beauty, feminine intuition. Intelligence. Visually, we should be showing a soft sense of warm spirited grittiness. Intimate. At home. Behind the curtain Imelda's radiant smile and illuminating laughter. A nod to her roots. Irish Heritage & inherent connection to storytelling. Imelda's words as a lyricist/poet/writer & overall thread to her Irish roots as a storyteller is a key thread within the campaign.


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Deftones - White Pony: 20th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Super Deluxe]
Cannibal Corpse - Violence Unimagined [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White w/ Olive Green Melt LP]
The Living - 1982 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Canary Yellow LP]
The Offspring - Let The Bad Times Roll [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Crush LP]
The Network - Money Money 2020 Pt II: We Told Ya So!
Lucinda Williams - Runnin' Down A Dream: A Tribute To Tom Petty
Midland - The Sonic Ranch [Limited Edition]
Norah Jones - ‘Til We Meet Again (Live)
Fitz - Head Up High
Havok - Point Of No Return EP
Garage A Trois - Calm Down Cologne
The Armed - Ultrapop [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Tan LP]
Amigo the Devil - Born Against
Escape The Fate - Chemical Warfare
Liquid Tension Experiment - LTE3 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Orange 3LP]


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New Release Round-Up 04-09-21

Silver Synthetic - Silver Synthetic

Silver Synthetic - Silver Synthetic - Third Man Records
In the midst of the thick New Orleans summer of 2017, Chris Lyons of garage punks Bottomfeeders found himself sitting on a small batch of songs that didn’t quite fit the fuzzed-out pileups of that band. The new songs were more chiming, driving but relaxed, full of little corners begging to be filled with classic pop harmonies and wayward country licks. He called in his trusted confidants: Bottomfeeders drummer and longtime musical partner Lucas Bogner—the two started playing music together at the tender age of 15—plus bassist Pete Campanelli, and Kunal Prakash (Jeff the Brotherhood) dug the songs and signed on, and the quartet started playing in earnest, hunkering down in the practice space.  By the time the band played its first gig in late 2018 at the opening of Nola’s ManRay Records, the songs had multiplied and the members of the newly christened Silver Synthetic had become genuine rock & roll craftsmen. In a world that doesn’t seem capable of swaying, Silver Synthetic’s self-titled debut shakes and boogies. It makes sense that the band’s first gig was in a record shop ‘cause folks, this is record nerd-core in a major way, evocative of the LP's first golden era, as the late sixties oozed into the strange 1970s, with the requisite T-Rex stomps, Britfolk twists and turns, and dueling Verlaine/Lloyd guitars. It’s about warmth, and you can practically smell the gently glowing amp tubes on “In the Beginning,” which wafts along on a gust borrowed from Lou Reed’s beatific Coney Island Baby breeziness. With “Chasm Killer,” the boys lean into jammy heartland rock, almost approaching Silver Bullet Band territory at one point! Even when the band kicks into charging lean rock-n-roller, like on the Kinksy “Around the Bend,” there’s a laid-backness that allows more room for the spirit.  You could call Silver Synthetic rock & roll formalists, but the truth is they're more like minimalists, stripping away tired clutter and unnecessary bloat and just zooming in on the essential.


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SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE - Entertainment Death [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Maroon, Deep Purple and Coke Bottle Clear Marbled LP]  Video Available

Taylor Swift - Fearless: Taylor's Version [2 CD]
Parker Millsap - Be Here Instead
Rhiannon Giddens - They're Calling Me Home
Cheap Trick - In Another World
The Orb - Abolition Of The Royal Familia - Guillotine Mixes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Double Blue LP]
The Pink Stones - Introducing...the Pink Stones
Luke Bryan - Born Here Live Here Die Here: Deluxe
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Dance Songs For Hard Times
Nick Waterhouse - Promenade Blue
Ariana Grande - Positions [Coke Bottle Clear LP]
BROCKHAMPTON - ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE
Briston Maroney - Sunflower [Translucent Blue-Green LP]
The Blips - The Blips
Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles Keys - Keys
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac Live: Super Deluxe Edition [2LP/3CD/7in]
Various Artists - Wilcovered [Red 2LP]
Pony - Tv Baby
Show Me the Body - Survive EP [10in Vinyl]


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New Release Round-Up 04-02-21

Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 2 (The Cowboy Arms Sessions)

Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 2 (The Cowboy Arms Sessions) - High Top Mountain
After the surprise release of the Cuttin' Grass (Vol. 1): Butcher Shoppe Sessions album—which Uproxx called “the most sublime and delightful music he’s yet made on record”— Sturgill Simpson returns with the next installment of his bluegrass series, Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 2 (The Cowboy Arms Sessions). The genre-defying singer/songwriter reconvened an A-Team of acoustic players (now dubbed "The Hillbilly Avengers") for another round of reinterpretations of his catalogue, this time largely focusing on 2016's A Sailor's Guide to Earth, which won the Grammy for Country Album of the Year and was nominated for Album of the Year. This volume also includes "Jesus Boogie," originally performed by Simpson's first band, Sunday Valley, and two previously unreleased songs, "Tennessee" and "Hobo Cartoon," the latter of which was co-written with the incomparable Merle Haggard—who once said that Simpson was "about the only thing I've heard that was worth listening to in a long time."


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Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear & Black LP]  Video Available

Demi Lovato - Dancing With The Devil...The Art Of Starting Over
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
The Fratellis - Half Drunk Under A Full Moon
Flux Pavilion - .Wav
Haunted Shed - Faltering Light
Hey, King! - Hey, King!
Flock Of Dimes - Head Of Roses
Shakey Graves - Roll The Bones X
Charlotte Lawrence - Charlotte EP
Brasstracks - Golden Ticket [Deluxe 2LP]
Daniel Lanois - Heavy Sun
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Teenage Gizzard [Limited Edition Pink Splatter on Transparent Yellow LP]




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New Release Round-Up 03-26-21

The Antlers - Green To Gold

The Antlers - Green To Gold - Anti
Green To Gold is the much-anticipated new album from New York based, Indie/Folk band, The Antlers. Perhaps what distinguishes Green to Gold from the rest of The Antlers’ canon is its, well, sunniness. Conceived and written almost entirely in the morning hours, Green to Gold is the band’s first new music in nearly seven years, and easily their most luminous to date. ”I think this is the first album I’ve made that has no eeriness in it,” singer and primary songwriter Peter Silberman asserts. “I set out to make Sunday morning music.”  The brighter outlook emerged, paradoxically, after a succession of ominous events. In 2015, Silberman suffered with an auditory condition that made touring near impossible and he retreated to the quiet of Upstate New York to heal. His return in 2017 with a solo album was short lived when he was diagnosed with lesions on his vocal chords, which required surgery and again a quiet rest and recovery period. Silberman explains. “I took these health obstacles as a sign that I should change course for a little while. I hadn’t made a full stop like that since The Antlers began.” But he still felt the strong pull to spend time and work with longtime drummer Michael Lerner, and frequently invited him up to visit the idyllic hamlet he now called home. The two friends’ days typically involved long walks in the woods, but routinely ended up in Silberman’s converted-garage studio. “I would record him playing drums in the studio while he listened to old soul and R&B songs in headphones... and those drum recordings ultimately served as starting points for the songs that followed. At the time, we were merely attempting to make music together again, without really knowing how to approach it, or to what end.” “I think the shift in tone is the result of getting older. It doesn’t make sense for me to try to tap into the same energy that I did ten or fifteen years ago, because I continue to grow as a person, as I’m sure our audience does too. Green to Gold is about this idea of gradual change,” he sums up. “People changing over time, struggling to accept change in those they love, and struggling to change themselves. And yet despite all our difficulty with this, nature somehow makes it look easy.”


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Sara Watkins - Under The Pepper Tree

Sara Watkins - Under The Pepper Tree - New West Records
For two decades, Sara Watkins has been one of the most visible artists in roots music, with her catalog ranging from solo albums and Watkins Family Hour, a duo with her brother Sean Watkins, to her Grammy-winning bands Nickel Creek and I’m With Her. With the nostalgic and gentle new album Under The Pepper Tree, Sara Watkins offers a comforting record for those moments as daily rhythms fade into nightly rituals – and when a child’s imagination comes to life. Made with families in mind, the personal project encompasses songs she embraced as a child herself, as well as the musical friendships she’s made along the way. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Tyler Chester, Under the Pepper Tree brings storytelling, solace, and encouragement to the listener, no matter the age.


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The Dust Coda - Mojo Skyline

The Dust Coda - Mojo Skyline - Earache Records
Championed by Sir Elton John on Apple Music Beats 1. From the label that is pioneering the new wave of 21 st century Rock N Roll artists. Following in the footsteps of bands like Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke, Massive Wagons & Those Damn Crows. Developed a fearsome live reputation with relentless touring up and down the UK. Played festivals such as Ramblin' Man Fair, Planet Rockstock & Winter's End. Chosen for the support slots with the likes of Black Stone Cherry * The Dead Daisies Huge support from major UK Rock media such as Classic Rock Magazine and Planet Rock Radio (1.2 million listeners per week)


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3 Doors Down - The Better Life: 20th Anniversary

3 Doors Down - The Better Life: 20th Anniversary - Republic
Anniversary edition of the debut album from 3 Doors Down. The first disc is the album featuring the smash hit "Kryptonite" plus four bonus tracks: The Better Life (XX Mix), Kryptonite (2000 Acoustic), Be Like That (2000 Acoustic) & Wasted Me (Studio Version). Disc two is The Escatapwa Sessions of early home demo recordings, including the never-released "Dead Love" & "Man in My Mind". 2 CD.


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Carrie Underwood - My Savior

Carrie Underwood - My Savior - Capitol Nashville
Carrie Underwood will be releasing her first ever Inspirational album on March 26th entitled My Savior. Available on Double White Vinyl on April 30th.


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SYML - You Knew It Was Me EP

SYML - You Knew It Was Me EP - Nettwerk Records
With a keen grasp on textural and emotive songwriting, SYML aka Brian Fennell wrote this EP choosing to paint in piano rather than using lyrics to describe his feelings. Says Fennell, "Words can be limiting, especially when the writer isn’t speaking a language you understand. I wanted to make a piece of wordless music that still tells a story."


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Joe Strummer - Assembly [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2LP]
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition
Neil Young - Young Shakespeare
Ariana Grande - Positions
Evanescence - The Bitter Truth
Tune-Yards - Sketchy. [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
AJR - Ok Orchestra
Justin Bieber - Anyone / Holy [12in Single]
Loney, Dear - A Lantern And A Bell
Xiu Xiu - Oh No
Tomahawk - Tonic Immobility [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Green LP]
The Horrors - Lout [Limited Edition Blood Red 7in Single]
SG Lewis - Times
The Mountain Goats - Songs for Pierre Chuvin [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Pink & White Swirl LP]
Ben Howard - Collections From The Whiteout [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
Death From Above 1979 - Is 4 Lovers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
World Party - Bang!
Suzi Quatro - The Devil In Me
Karol G - KG0516
Lamb Of God - Lamb of God: Live In Richmond, VA


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New Release Round-Up 03-19-21

Fleet Foxes - Shore

Fleet Foxes - SHORE - Anti
Fleet Foxes release their fourth studio album entitled SHORE, a collection of 15 new songs, on double-gatefold 2LP vinyl and CD. Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold shares, “SHORE feels like a relief, like you’d feel when your feet finally hit sand after getting caught in a riptide. It’s a celebration of life in the face of death, honoring our lost musical heroes, from David Berman to John Prine to Judee Sill to Bill Withers, embracing the joy and solace they brought to our lives and honoring their memory. SHORE is an object levitating between the magnetic fields of the past and the future.” SHORE was released digitally in its entirety on the fall equinox (9/22) alongside an album length Super-16mm landscape film captured and edited in Washington State by the filmmaker Kersti Jan Werdal. The album was recorded in upstate New York at Aaron Dessner’s Long Pond Studio, in Paris at Studios St. Germain, in Los Angeles at the legendary Vox, in Long Island City at Diamond Mine, and New York City’s Electric Lady.


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Steve Earle & The Dukes - J.T.

Steve Earle & The Dukes - J.T. - New West Records
On August 20, 2020 the world lost an amazing light with the passing of Justin Townes Earle. Justin was a vibrant songwriter who could play the blues, country, and rock n roll all in the same song.  In his short career, Justin released eight albums and one EP that all manage to sound classic and yet inventive.  Justin's father, Steve Earle, pays tribute to his son by recording an album of songs written by Justin titled, J.T.  The album consists of ten Justin Townes Earle songs as well as one song written by Mr. Earle shortly after Justin's passing. J.T. features fan favorites such as "Harlem River Blues," "Far Away In Another Town" and "Champagne Corolla" along with lyrically heavy songs like, "The Saint of Lost Causes" and "Turn Out My Lights."  J.T. is a loving tribute to a loved son and beautiful songsmith who left this earth too early.  But in his wake, Justin left a wealth of beauty.  All proceeds from this release will be put into a trust for Justin’s 3 year old daughter, Etta.


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Ringo Starr - Zoom In EP

Ringo Starr - Zoom In EP - UMe
'Zoom In' was recorded at Ringo Starr's home studio from April-October 2020. The 5 new songs "Here's To The Nights," "Zoom In Zoom Out," "Teach Me To Tango," "Waiting for the Tide to Turn" & "Not Enough Love In the World" include contributions from Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Dave Grohl, Sheryl Crow, Chris Stapleton, Steve Lukather, Jenny Lewis, Lenny Kravitz, Corinne Bailey Rae, Eric Burton, Yola, FINNEAS, Benmont Tench, Robbie Krieger, Sam Hollander, Bruce Sugar & more.


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Chris Cornell - No One Sings Like You Anymore

Chris Cornell - No One Sings Like You Anymore - UMe
No One Sings Like You Anymore is Chris Cornell's handpicked collection of 10 cover songs, which he personally selected and sequenced to celebrate artists and songs that inspired him, including John Lennon's "Watching The Wheels," "Get It While You Can," popularized by Janis Joplin, a new recording of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U," and two songs currently available as digital singles, Lorraine Ellison's "Stay With Me Baby" and Chris's 2020 hit "Patience" originally recorded by Guns N' Roses.


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Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker: 30th Anniversary Edition

Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker: 30th Anniversary Edition - American Recordings
The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker, the multi-platinum debut by the seminal rock n' roll band celebrates it's 30th Anniversary with a suite of reissues. The 4LP Super Deluxe version includes the original album, remastered; 3 never-before-heard studio recordings; 2 unreleased demos from the band's early incarnation as Mr. Crowe's Garden; B-sides; a spectacular, high-energy 14-song unreleased concert recorded in their hometown of Atlanta, GA in December 1990; reproductions of an early Mr. Crowe's Garden show flyer, setlist and tour laminate; a 4" Crowes patch; and a 20-page book with liner notes by David Fricke. Limited edition 8"x10" glossy photo print in the box. Only 1000 photos made for the world.


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Miami Horror - Illumination: 10th Anniversary Edition

Miami Horror - Illumination: 10th Anniversary Edition - Nettwerk Records
Founded by Benjamin Plant, Miami Horror extracts ethereal melodies from down-tempo nocturnal soundscapes punctuated by funky struts, glossy electronics, and luminous pop. Miami Horror has generated a staggering 100 million-plus combined streams with a catalog highlighted by anthems such “I Look To You (feat. Kimbra),” “Real Slow (feat. Sarah Chernoff),” and standout singles from the debut album “Holidays (feat. Alan Paloma)” and “Sometimes.” Also, they’ve garnered acclaim from Billboard, NPR Music, Forbes, MTV, Pitchfork, Stereogum, EARMILK and many others. They’ve graced the stages of festivals such as Coachella, Governors Ball, Electric Forest, Splendour in the Grass, Beyond the Valley, Just Like Heaven, Funka Fest in Ecuador, and Corona Capital Festival in Mexico. Now signed to Nettwerk Records, Miami Horror revisit and recharge their seminal debut album Illumination with a 3-LP, 10th Anniversary Edition featuring twelve remixes four B-sides , and a lush 25-minute trip through the entire record entitled “Lucid Stream.”


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Paul Stanley's Soul Station - Now And Then

Paul Stanley's Soul Station - Now And Then - UMe
Paul Stanley's Soul Station is a new project from the legendary lead singer of KISS, Paul Stanley. Paying homage to influences of his youth, Stanley has called upon a set of seasoned musicians to record a set of classic Motown covers & five original songs on Now And Then.


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Jon Batiste - WE ARE

Jon Batiste - WE ARE - Verve
WE ARE is a career-changing album from musician and activist Jon Batiste. WE ARE celebrates Black American culture and music while exploring themes of lineage, authenticity, excellence and evolution. This album is about honoring roots and traditions, while looking forward to the future and constantly evolving. Featuring Mavis Staples, Zadie Smith, PJ Morton, Trombone Shorty, Kizzo, Autumn Rowe, Steve Jordan, and many more...


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Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark Video Available

Ryan Adams - Wednesdays
Lana Del Rey - Chemtrails Over The Country Club [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Justin Bieber - Justice
Sam Smith - Live At Abbey Road Studios
Sara Bareilles - Amidst the Chaos: Live from the Hollywood Bowl
Arcade Fire & Owen Pallet - Her (Original Score)
Rise Against - Nowhere Generation - Single [Limited Edition 7in]
Papa Roach - Greatest Hits Vol.2 The Better Noise Years [US Exclusive Smoke 2LP]
Chad VanGaalen - World's Most Stressed Out Gardener
Serj Tankian - Elasticity EP
Sting - Duets
Loretta Lynn - Still Woman Enough
Austin Meade - Black Sheep
Guided By Voices - Propeller
Harry Connick, Jr. - Alone With My Faith [Limited Edition]
Devin Townsend - Devolution Series #1 - Acoustically Inclined, Live In Leeds [Indie Exclusive Limted Edition Ruby 2LP]




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New Release Round-Up 03-12-21

Rob Zombie - The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy

Rob Zombie - The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy - Nuclear Blast America
As a rock icon and filmmaker with a unique vision, Rob Zombie has continuously challenged audiences as he stretches the boundaries of both music and film. He has sold more than fifteen million albums worldwide, and is the only artist to experience unprecedented success in both music and film as the writer/director of eight feature films with a worldwide gross totaling more than $150 million.  October 2020 saw the release of the first new ZOMBIE track and video in over four years - "King Freak: A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition" off of the new full-length album entitled The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy. A classic ZOMBIE album through and through with high-energy rages like The Eternal Struggles of the Howling Man and Get Loose to heavy-groove thumpers like Shadow Of The Cemetery Man and Shake Your Ass-Smoke Your Grass.


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The Paper Kites - Roses

The Paper Kites - Roses - Nettwerk Records
'Roses' is the 5th studio album from The Paper Kites. An alluring, dynamic and diverse company, the ‘Roses’ vocalists were hand picked by the band to feature on the new album. Along with Lucy Rose the band have confirmed Julia Stone (AU), Nadia Reid (NZ), Maro (PT), Aoife O’Donovan (US), Rosie Carney (UK), Ainslie Wills (AU), Amanda Bergman (SE), Lydia Cole (NZ) & Gena Rose Bruce (AU) will all be featured on the 10 track album. ‘Roses’ is a testament to sincere, patient and understated songwriting. A deeply moving collection of songs, helmed by a cherished selection of artists.


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Nils Frahm - Tripping With Nils Frahm [LP]  Video Available
Roosevelt - Polydans [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]  Video Available



Valerie June - The Moon And Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers
Nick Jonas - Spaceman
Lake Street Dive - Obviously [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Selena Gomez - Revelación [Box Set]
Andra Day - The United States Vs. Billie Holiday (Music From the Motion Picture)
Gang Of Four - 77-81 [Deluxe Box Set]
Eyehategod - A History Of Nomadic Behavior [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Evergreen LP]
Baby Boys - Threesome [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Dead Poets Society - -!-
Blackmore's Night - Nature's Light [Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Stepson - Help Me, Help You [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear With Pink/Purple LP]
Fu Manchu - Godzilla's / Eatin' Dust / + 4 [Neon Green and White Splatter 2LP]
Giveon - When It's All Said And Done... Take Time
Joyner Lucas - Evolution



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New Release Round-Up 03-05-21

Adult Mom - Driver

Adult Mom - Driver - Adult Mom
Adult Mom began as the solo project of Stevie Knipe in a Purchase College dorm room in 2012, and now falls between the playful spectrum of solo project and collaborative band with beloved friends and musicians Olivia Battell and Allegra Eidinger. On Driver, Adult Mom’s third studio release, Stevie Knipe delves into the emotional space just beyond a coming-of-age, where the bills start to pile up and memories of college dorms are closer than those of high school parking lots. Like so many other twenty-somethings, Adult Mom’s third LP seeks to answer the age old question: what now? With an actualized sound, Adult Mom has arrived to soundtrack the queer rom-com they’ve been dreaming of since 2015. Driver incorporates an expert weaving of sonic textures ranging from synths and shakers to ‘00s-inspired guitar tones which convey a loving attention to detail.


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Tindersticks - Distractions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]  Video Available


Kings Of Leon - When You See Yourself [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cream 2LP]
Neil Young - Neil Young Archives Vol. II (1972-1976)
Ron Gallo - Peacemeal [Green LP]
Tigers Jaw - I Won't Care How You Remember Me [Coke Bottle Green LP]
Jimbo Mathus & Andrew Bird - These 13 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Mix Dark Grey LP]
The Spill Canvas - Conduit [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Half Purple/Half Clear w/ Heavy Pink Splatter LP]
Pat Metheny - Road to the Sun
Chevelle - NIRATIAS
Maple & Rye - For Everything
Zara Larsson - Poster Girl
Gillian Welch & David Rawlings - All The Good Times
A Day To Remember - You're Welcome [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
The Explorers Club - Rarities Volume 1
Chase Atlantic - Beauty In Death [Red & Black LP]
Various Artists - Coming 2 America (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Various Artists - Rhythms of Zamunda (Music Inspired By: Coming 2 America)
Beachwood Sparks - Beachwood Sparks: 20th Anniversary Edition [2LP]


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New Release Round-Up 02-26-21

Glitterer - Life Is Not A Lesson

Glitterer - Life Is Not A Lesson - Glitterer
Life Is Not A Lesson is Glitterer’s second full-length album, featuring Ned Russin, bassist/vocalist of seminal hardcore-punk band Title Fight. This time Ned has produced the record himself, notwithstanding some recording and performance help from his twin brother, Ben, and some other friends, as well as mixing and mastering by Arthur Rizk (Code Orange, Power Trip). It may surprise you to hear that, irrespective of worldly doom and gloom, the new songs are even catchier and bigger-sounding than those from his 2019 release, Looking Through the Shades. With roomier drums and more electric-guitars-per-square-inch than ever, Life is Not a Lesson has a way of evoking an alternate-universe version of Guided By Voices, one with a hardcore-punk background. Life is Not a Lesson proves to be a rigorous reckoning with the life of the mind at a time when there’s not much life outside the mind.


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Architects - For Those That Wish To Exist

Architects - For Those That Wish To Exist - Epitaph
Architects are back with their ninth studio album “For Those That Wish To Exist”. The band have confirmed their ascent to the very upper echelons of British heavy music. Few bands, of this modern era or any other, can match the quintet’s ability to blend uncompromising heavi-ness with razor-sharp melodic musicianship.  A versatile metal group based out of Brighton, England, Architects employ a lethal combination of breakdown-heavy guitars, melodic vocals and symphonic-ambient post-metal. That sonic delivery is conducted from a platform built on veganism and environmental activism.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Bones Owens - Bones Owens  Video Available
Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker: 30th Anniversary Edition  Video Available


Alice Cooper - Detroit Stories [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2LP]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Way Down In The Rust Bucket
Architects - For Those That Wish To Exist [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Summer Sky Wave LP]
Altin Gun - Yol [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple LP]
Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 2LP]
PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea
PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - Demos
Stereolab - Electrically Possessed (Switched On Volume 4)
Julien Baker - Little Oblivions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Pinegrove - Amperland, NY
Willie Nelson - That’s Life
Wesley Schultz - Vignettes
Smerz - Believer
Melvins - Working With God [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
Cloud Nothings - The Shadow I Remember
Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Red 2LP]
Maximo Park - Nature Always Wins
NOFX - Single Album
Steve Lukather - I Found The Sun Again
Joseph Williams - Denizen Tenant
Lil' Kim - The Notorious K.I.M. [Pink/Black Mix 2LP]
Ray Charles - The Best Of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years [Blue 2LP]
Chaka Khan - Epiphany: The Best Of Chaka Khan [Burgundy LP]



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New Release Round-Up 02-19-21

Frank Zappa - Zappa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Frank Zappa - Zappa Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Zappa Records
The Soundtrack is a perfect complement to the film available on 3 CDs for the Zappa completist. Showcasing 69 total songs, with 12 previously unreleased recordings from archive along with the 1978 Saturday Night Live performance; 24 additional Zappa songs from the catalog spanning 4 decades; songs from Zappa's labels Straight / Bizarre Records; 2 classical compositions by Edgard Varese and Igor Stravinsky; and 26 Original Score cues newly composed by John Frizzell for the documentary.

Also Available Soon: Crystal Clear 2LP & 3CD


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Icon For Hire - Amorphous

Icon For Hire - Amorphous - Icon For Hire
Icon For Hire’s sound is one that effortlessly blends heavy riffs, elements of electronic production and soaring vocal lines into a powerful & bold sonic explosion. However, at the heart of Icon For Hire’s music is a message of positivity, self-love and personal empowerment from the painfully relatable and rousing lyrics of Ariel. For Amorphous, the band worked with Grammy Nominated engineer Romesh Dodangoda (known for his previous work producing the last Bring Me The Horizon album as well as acts such as Don Broco, Busted, and Kids in Glass Houses). The album has been completely funded by fans through Kickstarter. This success was achieved thanks to the band’s highly dedicated ICON Army fanbase that support them on Patreon and have been there for the band though thick, thin, litigation, addiction and more. Having overcome both personal and professional adversity, Icon For Hire are living proof that you can take control of your life—and that’s perhaps the greatest success anyone can hope to accomplish.


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Tash Sultana - Terra Firma [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Yellow LP]  Video Available
Loathe - I Let It In And It Took Everything [Gold/Black 2LP] Video Available


The Hold Steady - Open Door Policy

Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump.....On A Wooden Piano
Mogwai - As The Love Continues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Yellow LP]
Edie Brickell and New Bohemians - Hunter And The Dog Star
nothing,nowhere. - Trauma Factory
BTS - Be (Essential Edition)
Ricky Warwick - When Life Was Hard And Fast
Devonte Hynes - We Are Who We Are (Original Series Soundtrack)
Wild Pink - A Billion Little Lights [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Glow-In-The-Dark LP]
Sheila E. - The Glamorous Life [Teal LP]
Aretha Franklin - Young, Gifted And Black [Burnt Orange LP]
Hearty Har - Radio Astro
Porter Robinson - Look At The Sky [Vinyl Single]
Geneva Jacuzzi - Lamaze
The Who - WHO [7in Singles Box Set w/ Live At Kingston CD]
Hand Habits - Dirt EP [Vinyl]


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New Release Round-Up 02-12-21

Teenage Wrist - Earth Is A Black Hole

Teenage Wrist - Earth Is A Black Hole - Epitaph
The world may seem like a pretty strange place right now, but if nothing else that’s forced us into realizing that being human is a shared experience. That sentiment lies at the core of Earth Is A Black Hole, the second full-length from the Los Angeles rock act Teenage WristThe album also marks the group’s first release as a duo, with guitarist Marshall Gallagher stepping up as frontman, and longtime drummer Anthony Salazar backing him up in spectacular fashion. Gallagher explains. “I wanted to keep this band going and we didn’t know exactly what that would look like, so I wrote two songs and demoed them myself to see if everyone was still on board.” Those songs turned out to be the jangly power ballad “Yellowbelly” and spacey rocker “Wear U Down”—and with that, a new era of Teenage Wrist was born. The artistic liberation of this lineup change, coupled with the past two years the band spent touring alongside genre-smashing acts such as Thrice, allowed Teenage Wrist to expand on the shoegazing sound that helped establish them as one of the most exciting rock bands around today. From lush, guitar-driven songs like “High Again” to the atmospheric ambience of “Stella” and syncopated aggression of “Earth Is A Black Hole,“—most evidently on the swirling anthem “Silverspoon,“— Earth Is A Black Hole sees the band shifting their songwriting focus to a more modern sound that showcases the limitless potential of the band.


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The Band - Stage Fright: 50th Anniversary

The Band - Stage Fright: 50th Anniversary - Capitol
Stage Fright is the third studio album by Canadian American group The Band, released on August 17, 1970. Engineered by Todd Rundgren and Glyn Johns, it features two of the group's best-known songs, "The Shape I'm In" and "Stage Fright", both of which showcased inspired lead vocal performances (by Richard Manuel and Rick Danko, respectively) and became staples in the group's live shows. Product Suite • Super Deluxe Box • 5.1 surround and hi-res stereo mix of album (by Bob Clearmountain) + new bonus tracks + previously unreleased Royal Albert Hall (1970) performance on Blu-ray • CD of new stereo mix album + new bonus tracks and unreleased Calgary hotel demo tracks CD of the Royal Albert Hall performance (stereo) • LP of main album new stereo mix (180gram, 33rpm) • 7” reproduction of original “Time To Kill” b/w “The Shape I’m In” Capitol single (Spanish pressing) Photo booklet with new notes by Robbie Robertson and a reprinting of the original 1970 Robert Hilburn Los Angeles Times album review


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Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter

Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter - MCA Nashville
Loretta Lynn introduced the world to a crucial aspect of American life that was rarely acknowledged when she released her 1970 autobiographical album, Coal Miner's Daughter. Already a country star with chart-topping singles, this title track, led a string of #1 hits and became her first recording inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame. In addition, she was among a notable list of singer/songwriters who brought a woman’s perspective to country music. Celebrating 50 years.


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TOMORROW X TOGETHER - STILL DREAMING

TOMORROW X TOGETHER - STILL DREAMING - UMe
'STILL DREAMING' is the first Japanese album from TOMORROW X TOGETHER. The 10 tracks are comprised of Japanese versions of 6 of the group's Korean hits, plus 2 new instrumental tracks, a brand new Japanese original song, "Force," and their Japanese hit "Everlasting Shine:" The album is now available on CD and includes a lyric booklet filled with sunset-time photos. The first press also includes 1 of 5 randomly selected photo cards.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Weezer - OK Human [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Splatter LP]
Sia - Music – Songs From And Inspired By The Motion Picture
Florida Georgia Line - Life Rolls On
Django Django - Glowing in the Dark [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Luminescent Green LP]
The Pretty Reckless - Death By Rock And Roll [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver 2 LP]
Taylor Swift - evermore [Grey Shell Cassette]
Humanity's Last Breath - Välde
Rammstein - Herzeleid - XXV Anniversary Edition
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - New Fragility [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Milky Clear Translucent LP]
Robin Thicke - On Earth & In Heaven
Pentatonix - The Lucky Ones
Moe. - Not Normal EP
Fletcher - The S(Ex) Tapes
Public Enemy - Power To The People And The Beats - Public Enemy's Greatest Hits [Limited Edition Blood Red w/ Black Smoke 2LP]
Curtis Mayfield - There's No Place Like America [Blue LP]
Curtis Mayfield - Roots [Orange LP]
R+R=Now - R+R=Now Live



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New Release Round-Up 02-05-21

Aaron Lee Tasjan - Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan!

Aaron Lee Tasjan - Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! - New West Records
Every now and then an artist comes along who makes you remember why you started listening to albums in the first place: Aaron Lee Tasjan is that artist. With his off-center charm and restless creative dazzle, he makes music with conviction that has its roots in rock’s murky past, armed with an arsenal of songs that spill over with humor, intelligence, irony, and at times prophecy. He updates the idea of androgyny but dispels the emotional and social ambiguity with lyrics that reflect his own geographic and artistic wanderings. Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! is 11 songs. The man who began the album, is not the same man who completed it, transformed both by the experiences that inspired the songs and crafting them. This is not anxious music for anxious times, but rather music as an antidote for anxious times. It is the sound of the future arriving.


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John Mayall - The First Generation 1965-1974

John Mayall - The First Generation 1965-1974 - Snapper UK / Madfish
There are box sets and then there are BOX SETS. John Mayall’s The First Generation 1965-1974 set sits firmly in the latter category, being substantial both in the artefacts contained within and the superb music it encompasses. The first set of this size to be released documenting John Mayall’s early years sees not only all albums from his much lauded formative career, but also unreleased tracks aplenty. Featuring Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Blue Mitchell, Jon Mark and many more outstanding musicians, this mammoth package contains 35 CDs, a beautiful hardback book and much more. Not for nothing did Mayall earn the moniker ‘Godfather of the British Blues’. For a short but compelling time in the 60s and 70s he recognised raw talent, took it in, nurtured it, and everyone thrived and benefitted as a result. Many of the best musicians of the period passed through the hallowed ranks of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. All are on show here in a stunning set crammed with musical highlights.


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The Weeknd - The Highlights

The Weeknd - The Highlights - XO Records
If you can’t feel your face waiting for the big game this Weeknd, save your tears because we’ve got the perfect soundtrack to carry you to kickoff and all the way through the after hours. Get acquainted with The Highlights – a new greatest hit collection from The Weeknd ahead of his highly-anticipated Super Bowl halftime performance. Or explore The Weeknd’s entire catalog, from his 2013 debut Kiss Land all the way through last year’s multi-platinum smash After Hours. Go ahead, you’ve earned it.


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Black Country, New Road - For the first time [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]  Video Available


Common - A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red/White/Blue Marble LP]
Foo Fighters - Medicine at Midnight [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Rendition Was In)
The Weather Station - Ignorance [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
Various Artists - A Benefit For Equality Vol. 1 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
John Prine - September 78
Danny Kroha - Detroit Blues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Turquoise LP]
The Decemberists - Live Home Library Vol 1 August 11 2009 Royal Oak [LP]
Hounds - Cattle In The Sky
The Staves - Good Woman
Yes - House Of Yes: Live From House Of Blues [Limited Edition Translucent Blue 3LP]
A.J. Croce - By Request
Deacon Blue - Riding On The Tide Of Love

Role Model - Our Little Angel EP
Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe: The Breath of Life (Abridged Version) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver 3LP]
Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Edition) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue 3LP+2CD Box Set]
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Songs Of Freedom: The Island Years [6 LP Box Set]
George Benson - Breezin' [Blue/Badge LP]
Sugarhill Gang - The Best of Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight [Limited Edition Translucent Gold Audiophile LP]
TV Priest - Uppers




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New Release Round-Up 01-29-21

Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams

Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams - Transgressive
Twenty-year-old, London-based musician and poet Arlo Parks, has been very steadily climbing the ranks as an artist to watch since the release of her confessional debut single "Cola" in 2018. Arlo has received praise from artists such as Billie Eilish, Wyclef Jean, Clairo, Florence Welsh and Phoebe Bridgers during the past year while growing her fan base exponentially. Arlo's debut album "is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific." On a personal level, Parks struggled with her identity growing up; a self- confessed tom-boy who was super sensitive and "uncool," she says it was like "I'm a black kid who can't dance for shit, listens to emo music and currently has a crush on some girl in my Spanish class." By the time she reached 17, she shaved her head, figured out she was bisexual and produced/wrote an album's worth of material.


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Lucero - When You Found Me

Lucero - When You Found Me - Liberty & Lament
Like the great river that flows through Memphis, the music of Lucero keeps rolling on, twisting and turning through the years, the same dark and brooding steadiness always at work.  Since forming in late the ‘90s, this group of Memphis road-dogs has mixed heartfelt lyrics with the sounds of early rock and roll, classic punk, country-folk, and deep-fried Southern soul. It’s a sound that stands on the pillars of American music, born more of feeling than technique, delivered night after night to legions of fans in dive bars and theaters, and on stages as august as Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Ryman. In short, it’s music that is built to last, impervious to trends.  For their tenth studio album, When You Found Me, the band continues its natural evolution, this time tapping into a more atmospheric, widescreen vision (one that wouldn’t seem out of place on a Reagan-era FM dial) while still staying tethered to its roots.  “I wanted a very classic rock sound for this album,” says songwriter and frontman Ben Nichols. “I wanted it to sound like stuff I heard on the radio growing up. I didn’t want to make a retro record at all, but I did want to reference some of those sounds and tones and moods. I think we struck a nice balance between nostalgia and something that still sounds like contemporary Lucero.”


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Baio - Dead Hand Control  Video Available

Steven Wilson - THE FUTURE BITES
Mike Krol - Mike Krol Is Never Dead: The First Two Records
The Milk Carton Kids - Live From Lincoln Theatre
Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose: Live At Brixton
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire? (2020 Reissue)
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire? - Demos
Goat Girl - On All Fours
The Dead South - Served Live
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - I Told You So
Lastlings - First Contact
Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Best Years Of Our Lives: 45th Anniversary
BlackPink - THE ALBUM
Various Artists - Golden Age: 25 Years Of Signature Sounds
Joan As Police Woman - Live
The Notwist - Vertigo Days
John Prine - Storm Windows [SYEOR 2021 LP]
John Prine - Pink Cadillac [SYEOR 2021 LP]
John Prine - Bruised Orange [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Ani DiFranco - Revolutionary Love
Public Enemy - Power To The People And The Beats - Public Enemy's Greatest Hits
Anna B Savage - A Common Turn



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Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams

Arlo Parks - Collapsed In Sunbeams

At just 20-years-old, Arlo Parks has seen her profile steadily rise since the release of her debut single, “Cola,” in 2018. Parks is quick to note the impact independent record stores have had on her, and her ascension in the music world. “I spent a lot of time in indie record stores when I was a kid and I’m really grateful for all they brought to me,” said Parks. “They’re a place where you can really delve into music, explore new music and discover whole worlds of sonic palates.”

Since releasing “Cola,” Parks, a London-based musician and poet, has emerged as a favorite on “artists to watch” lists thanks to a prolific output of delicately-soulful tracks like “Sophie,” “Eugene” and “Hurt.” Along the way, Parks has received praise from the likes of artists like Billie Eilish, Wyclef Jean, Clairo, Florence Welsh and Phoebe Bridgers.

The next stop on Parks’ journey comes on January 29 with the release of her full-length debut, Collapsed in Sunbeams. Parks describes the album as “a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia – I want to feel both universal and hyper-specific.”

PREVIEW AND PURCHASE - Collapsed in Sunbeams


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New Release Round-Up 01-22-21

The Dead Daisies - Holy Ground

The Dead Daisies - Holy Ground - SPV
The Dead Daisies have started the next chapter welcoming new band member Glenn Hughes. Also known as "The Voice Of Rock", Glenn has taken over lead vocals and bass guitar, joining guitarists Doug Aldrich, David Lowy and drummer Deen Castronovo. With the addition of Glenn Hughes, The Daisies supercharge their front line through his rock solid bass grooves and unmatched vocal intensity. As all fans know, the man is a true original, inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, with a rich history of music that features heavy weights like Deep Purple and Black Country Communion as well as a successful solo career. One might say: "They don't build rockers like him anymore". Followers can expect more High-Voltage Rock songs, indomitable grooves and spellbinding lyrics, all the ingredients that have made this music so timeless, out-living trends of the modern day. The sound of The Dead Daisies is entrenched in the Hard Rock way of life we all love but as a living, breathing rock band, they are constantly evolving & bringing new dynamics to a classic style.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Bring Me The Horizon - Post Human: Survival Horror
Bicep - Isles
Perry Farrell - The Glitz; The Glamour
Guided By Voices - Styles We Paid For
Brian Eno - Film Music 1976 – 2020
Kiwi jr. - Cooler Returns
Rhye - Home
Moon Taxi - Silver Dream
Seasick Steve - Love & Peace
Steve Hackett - Under A Mediterranean Sky
Cub Scout Bowling Pins - Heaven Beats Iowa EP
Nicholas Lens / Nick Cave - L.I.T.A.N.I.E.S
Bob Mould - Distortion: 1996-2007
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Bang!... The Greatest Hits Of Frankie Goes To Hollywood
Spice Girls - Forever [Deluxe LP]
Old Dominion - Meat And Candy
Jason Bieler & The Baron Von Bielski Orchestra - Songs For The Apocalypse
Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965-1968 [SYEOR 2021 2LP]
Genesis - A Trick of the Tail [SYEOR 2021 Easter Yellow LP]
Genesis - Duke [SYEOR 2021 White LP]
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms [SYEOR 2021 2LP]
Dire Straits - Communiqué [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - Dire Straits [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - Making Movies [SYEOR 2021 LP]
Dire Straits - On Every Street [SYEOR 2021 2LP]
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly [SYEOR 2021 Opaque LP]



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