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  • What's New 9-25-20

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    Loma Vista

    What started out in LA and was finished back in North Carolina at Esso’s home studio, Free Love asks major questions about self-image, self-righteousness, friendship, romance, and environmental calamity with enough warmth, playfulness, and magnetism to make you consider an alternate reality. These are Sylvan Esso’s most nuanced and undeniable songs—bold enough to say how they feel, big enough to make you join in that feeling.

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    Loma Vista

    Small World reflects that odd sense of distance one develops from being in a place that's so close yet so far, so undeniably locked in the gravitational pull of the center of the universe, only with a language and lore all its own. These songs remind us to trust our gut and that love is worth exploring, all with an inescapable rhythm. In these trying times, everybody should say thank you for reminding us to dance our little asses off.

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    SM Entertainment

    15 tracks highlighting the group's energetically hopeful vibe, conveying the members' collective message that we're all "Super" and we can overcome any hardship together as "One". The album includes 1 booklet, 1 CD-R booklet, 1 ID card, 1 ID card holder, 1 postcard, 1 folded poster, and 2 photo cards.

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    ABKCO

    A 21-track collection containing Chubby Checker’s biggest hits from 1960 to 1966. 18 Top 40 hits including four number 1 chart toppers!. Chubby’s original hit version of “The Twist,” which has the distinction of being the only single of the rock era to reach number 1 twice in two consecutive years, is included. Includes rare tracks from Chubby’s creative folk and soul period from 1963 to 1966.

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    Warner Bros

    Ohms is a magnificent tour de force and their first album in 4 years since the critically acclaimed Gore in 2016. The album boasts a familiar collaborator in veteran producer and engineer Terry Date, who worked on 1995’s Adrenaline, 1997’s Around the Fur and 2000’s White Pony. 10 tracks of raw escapism and unparalleled grooves that have made Deftones' sound singular for over two decades.

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    Rhino

    Overflowing with musical ideas and topical lyrics that sound just as relevant today as they did when they were initially released, Prince’s iconic double album captured the artist in a period of complete reinvention. The 3CD Deluxe Edition features the classic album remastered by Prince’s original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman, along with single mixes and edits released in the period the album was released.

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    Petrol Records

    Daydream was recorded in Nashville with multiple Grammy award-winning producer Chad Carlson – a 12-track affair reflecting the full scope of the band’s musical vision. Country, rock, pop, Motown and blues, all of these flavors are here, underpinned by telling hooks and melodies.

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    Partisan

    Sonically constructed to capture the feeling of a hip-hop record, Ultra Mono doubles down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work. Not far beneath the surface of their self-admitted sloganeering lies a deeply complex and brutally relevant album that chews up clichés and spits them out as high art for the masses. This is momentary acceptance of the self.

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    BMG

    For their fourth album as Cayucas, brothers Zach and Ben Yudin are heading back to the beach — in other words, to the sunny, vibrant, melodic rock from which they first paddled out. While at first listen the tracks may seem to simplify the glory of a sunny SoCal day, there is typically a slight pang or sense of longing present. Fitting for a year rife with our own bummer summers.

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  • New Release Round-Up 09-25-20

    Deftones - Ohms

    Deftones - OhmsDeftones - OhmsDeftones - Ohms - Warner Records
    Recorded at Henson Studios and Trainwreck Studios, Ohms is an other-worldly body of work meticulously crafted by the 5 piece band. It is a magnificent tour de force and their first album in 4 years since the critically acclaimed Gore LP in 2016. The band, which includes Chino Moreno, Frank Delgado, Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham, and Sergio Vega, has produced a dense LP with every member firing on all cylinders. The album also boasts a familiar collaborator in veteran producer and engineer Terry Date, who worked on 1995’s Adrenaline, 1997’s Around the Fur and 2000’s White Pony. All of the above assembles and sets the stage to deliver Ohms; 10 tracks of raw escapism and unparalleled grooves that have made Deftones' sound singular for over two decades.



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    Prince - Sign O’ The Times: Remastered - Warner Records
    Prince's iconic album, Sign O’ The Times, has been remastered for the very first time by Prince's original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Primarily recorded between the end of 1985 and beginning of 1987, the era saw the dissolution of his band The Revolution, the end of his engagement to Susannah Melvoin, and the creation (and ultimate abandonment) of the albums Dream Factory, Camille, and Crystal Ball. By the end of that period of transformation, Prince emerged with one of his most urgent and wide-ranging releases to date - an epochal double album that would be hailed as a creative, critical, and commercial triumph.

    The Buckleys - Daydream

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    The Buckleys, a three-piece band featuring siblings Sarah, Lachlan, and Molly, embody a brand of “hippie country” representing the infectious personality and spirited conscience that the band maintains. The debut album, Daydreamfeatures the singles “Money,” “Leave Me Hanging On,” and the title track “Daydream” which scored a #1 single at Australian country radio, followed by “I’m Comin’ For Ya (Love),” which hit #3. Nominated for New Talent Of The Year Award at the 2020 Country Music Awards Australian.


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    SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One'

    SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One'SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One'SuperM - SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One' - SM Entertainment Co
    The album features 15 tracks highlighting the group’s energetically hopeful vibe, conveying the members’ collective message that we’re all “Super” and we can overcome any hardship together as “One”. The album, which will be released this week, includes 1 booklet, 1 CD-R booklet, 1 ID card, 1 ID card holder, 1 postcard, 1 folded poster, and 2 photo cards. This is an official release from SM Entertainment and Capitol Records.



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    Paris - Safe Space Invader

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    In this era of reckoning for American policing, increases of racism fostered by the most incompetent president in modern times, and a global pandemic that has affected all areas of life as we once knew it, voices of dissent in entertainment have become more relevant than ever. Enter Paris, arguably one of the most politically outspoken artists in hip-hop history, with his latest album, Safe Space Invader.  Entirely self-produced and released on his own Guerrilla Funk Recordings imprint, Safe Space Invader is a brutal commentary on Black life in 2020 America, touching on the topics of police brutality, racism, gentrification, economic inequality and cancel culture, among others.



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    Diana Krall - This Dream Of You

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    Diana Krall's new self-produced album, This Dream Of You, was mixed by Al Schmitt, who worked closely with her to achieve the notable intimacy and immediacy. Performances from 2016-2017 sessions, on which she collaborated with late friend/longtime creative partner Tommy LiPuma. A record for right now but also feels like a movie you might share with someone you know will stay with it until the final reel. As she says, "If But Beautiful is the overture, then `Singing In The Rain' is the end title.



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    Nocturnus - The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition)

    Nocturnus - The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition)Nocturnus - The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition)Nocturnus - The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition) - Earache Records
    One of the first bands to overtly combine death metal with atmospheric keyboards, Nocturnus' debut album introduced more technical and progressive elements into the traditional death metal formula without losing any of the brutality. The audio for this vinyl is taken from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range, allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the album a more immersive and dynamic sound than ever before.



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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Bob Mould - Blue Hearts
    Idles - Ultra Mono
    The Rolling Stones - Steel Wheels Live: Live From Atlantic City, NJ, 1989
    Public Enemy - What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?
    Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - The Clouds Hill Tapes Pt I, II & III
    Sylvan Esso - Free Love
    Surfer Blood - Carefree Theatre
    Reckless Kelly - American Jackpot / American Girls
    Blitzen Trapper - Holy Smokes Future Jokes
    Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) - Tickets To My Downfall
    Dashboard Confessional - Mtv Unplugged 2.0 [LP]
    Thurston Moore - By The Fire
    A Certain Ratio - ACR Loco
    The Hives - Live At Third Man Records
    Roger Eno and Brian Eno - Luminous
    Will Butler - Generations
    Tricky - Fall To Pieces
    TOMORROW X TOGETHER - Drama
    The War and Treaty - Hearts Town
    Carrie Underwood - My Gift
    Lou Reed - New York: Deluxe Edition [3CD/DVD/2LP]
    The Weeknd - After Hours
    Peggy Lee - Ultimate Christmas

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  • Record Store Drop Day at Pure Pop

    Record Store Drop Day at Pure Pop


    Record Store Drop #2 is on Saturday September 26

    To allow for social distancing and pandemic related requirements, they have separated Record Store Day into 3 Record Store Day Drops which will be the last Saturday of 3 months (August, September, October).  This will be followed with Record Store Day/Black Friday in November.

    First, remember there are no pre-orders, hold requests, or online sales of any exclusive RSD title before the release date.

    The full list of titles is available on recordstoreday.com.

    We will post a list of available titles/prices at Pure Pop as the next week goes along.

    Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 social distancing, we will not be able to operate Pure Pop like previous Record Store Days.  There will be no wish list drawing as in the past.  There will be no line outside.  People will be allowed in the store during allotted times to balance the need for social distancing and providing the opportunity for as many people as possible to get their desired title(s).

    Before we get into the procedures for the morning at Pure Pop Record Store Day, please be aware that online/phone orders for RSD titles will be allowed starting at 1pm.  So if you are looking to get your favorite title at Pure Pop, keep this time in mind as customers from all over the USA will start buying these titles after 1pm.

    How do I get my Record Store Day titles at Pure Pop?

    Starting at 8 am, customers will be allowed in the store at scheduled time slots to purchase Record Store Day titles.  Desired titles will be collected by Pure Pop employees for the customer based on their filled-out wishlist.
    No in-store browsing by customers will be allowed in the morning.  We are aware that not allowing physical browsing of the RSD titles is not ideal but we feel this is the best way to get all customers the titles they want in a safe,efficient manner.

    To prevent a line forming outside the store, initial time slots will not be "first-come, first serve".  Anyone arriving at Pure Pop front door before 7:30 AM will be given a raffle ticket.  We will then draw random raffle tickets to assign all initial time slots.  Anyone arriving at Pure Pop front door after 7:30 AM will be given a time slot in the order they arrive which will obviously be after all people in the raffle ticket lottery drawing.

    8:00 AM- 9:20 AM
    Customers will be allowed in the store at 4 minute time intervals
    8:00, 8:04, 8:08 etc
    No physical browsing of RSD inventory

    9:20 AM-11:00 AM
    Customers will be allowed in the store at 3 minute time intervals
    No physical browsing of RSD inventory

    After 11 AM, we will allow physical browsing of the RSD inventory.
    Again, we will assign each person a time slot to try to avoid a physical line.

    11:15 AM-til necessary
    Customers will be assigned times in 6 minute intervals
    Physical browsing of RSD inventory allowed

    Titles will be available to purchase online at purepoprecords.com or via the phone at 802-658-2652 starting at 1pm.

    Answers to possible questions:

    Can I buy more than 1 copy of a title?
    No, 1 copy per title per time slot

    Do I have to buy everything I put on my wishlist?
    No, we will give you everything that is still available on your wishlist to you.  You can decide what items you want to purchase.  Please be considerate and only list items that you are seriously thinking about purchasing.

    Can I purchase titles I don't put on my wishlist?
    Yes, within reason.  We will work with you as much as possible without effecting the next customer's time slot.

    When can I go into the store to buy non-Record Store Day titles?
    We will open to customers for non-RSD titles at 12:00 noon.

    Do I have to come to the store in-person to get a scheduled time slot?
    Yes, we decided that this was the best way to have social distancing but not have a lot of empty time slots with no-shows.

    What if I am late for my scheduled time slot?
    We will allow a 20 minute grace period, where you will be allowed to take your turn to purchase RSD titles

    Do I have to go inside the store to purchase titles before the 1pm phone/online starts?
    No, but you must be present in-person outside of our physical store to make a purchase/pick-up of record store day titles.

    Will you be running a big sale on all non-RSD titles like previous Record Store Days?
    Not in the store. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be prudent to run a sale that brought an influx of people to an enclosed space for 1 day only.  Actually, we will discount many titles on our website for the entire weekend to encourage people not interested in RSD titles to shop online to help prevent crowds.

    Hope to see you on September 26.  Hopefully, we can provide you with titles you want in a safe, efficient and enjoyable manner.

     

     
     

     

     

     

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  • What's New 9-18-20

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    Loma Vista

    The Third Gleam marks a return to the Avett Brothers’ roots, both sonically and with Seth & Scott playing as a trio with longtime bassist Bob Crawford. The eight tracks capture their personal experiences and perspectives on undeniably timely, universal themes: isolation, gun violence, incarceration, historical prejudice, mortality, resilience, love, hope, redemption.

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    SMG

    Live at the Roundhouse is unlike any other concert recording connected to Pink Floyd. It's the nearest thing you can get to a time machine with Nick Mason, the only band member to have played on all of Pink Floyd’s studio albums, transporting you back to the group's earliest records, playing only music recorded before The Dark Side of the Moon.

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    Century Media

    From primitive origins nearly four decades ago, Napalm Death has been a prime mover in defining the sound of the underground by pushing sonic speed limits and galvanizing the extremes of metal, punk and hardcore - creating "grindcore" in the process. Throes of Joy is yet another chapter in their history that’ll leave most aural extremists in the dirt.

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    RCA Records

    Alicia Keys is ready for a new era. The singer releases her 7th studio album, ALICIA, which includes the previously released tracks “Underdog,” and “Time Machine”. Keys mentioned in an interview that working on the album and memoir was, “the best therapy I ever had.” We could all use a little bit of that.

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  • New Release Round-Up 09-18-20

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    Neil Young - The Times - Warner Records
    The Times is a moving and topical solo acoustic performance, a unique collection of songs, filmed at home during lockdown as part of the raw and personal, Fireside Sessions series.

    Run The Jewels - RTJ4 - BMG Rights Management
    This eleven song, 40 minute powerhouse is their most ferocious and focused effort to date, and sports a lineup of all-star guests including Pharrell Williams, Mavis Staples, 2 Chainz, Zack de la Rocha, Josh Homme, DJ Premier, and Greg Nice. Recorded primarily at Rick Rubin's Shangri-La Studios and the iconic Electric Lady Studios in NYC, RTJ4 represents two years of intensive writing, recording, distilling, and amplifying the most potent elements of their music. The result is a collection of wall-to-wall bangers illuminating the group's unique ability to straddle the worlds of pointed social commentary and raw, boisterous fun.

    Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1

    Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1Keith Urban - THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1 - Capitol Nashville
    Keith Urban releases his brand new studio album THE SPEED OF NOW Part 1. The album includes his hit single “God Whispered Your Name” as well as the #2 smash hit “We Were”. Keith won the CMA Entertainer Of The Year in 2018 and he is currently the 2019 ACM Entertainer Of The Year. Keith will be hosting the ACM Awards on Wednesday-September 16th while will air on ABC-TV. “In October 2019 this album title came to me. I liked it because I felt like life was flying by so fast. But music (for me) has always been the place where it slows down and doesn’t even exist. I would never have imagined that, in 2020, this album title would take on a whole new meaning.” - Keith



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    Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman 2

    Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman 2Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman 2Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman 2 - A&M
    50 years after the original made him a global superstar Yusuf / Cat Stevens has rerecorded an entirely new version of his 1970 classic album Tea For The Tillerman. With many of the album’s songs sounding more relevant than ever today, Tea For The Tillerman 2 offers up striking and sensitive new renditions of stone-cold classics like “Father And Son,” “Wild World,” and “Where Do The Children Play?”  



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    Ziggy Marley - More Family Time

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    A follow up to 2009's GRAMMY Winning Family Time - Ziggy Marley has bottled the energy of his children and put it into music form! This is a very special piece and have a number of friends guesting on this album, including: Stephen Marley, Sheryl Crow, Ben Harper, Angelique Kidjo, Alanis Morissette, Tom Morello, Lisa Loeb, Busta Rhymes and Jamie Lee Curtis (reading her new book Today I Feel Silly). A portion of proceeds will benefit Ziggy's 501(c)3 URGE - which supports the education, social development and overall well being of the Chepstow Primary School and the One Love Youth Camp, both in Jamaica.



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    Thelonious Monk - Palo Alto

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    After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1968, racial tensions across the country rose. Palo Alto, a largely white college town in Cali, wasn't immune. Danny Scher, a junior at the high school, had a dream to have Thelonious Monk perform and help bring about racial unity the community while raising funds for the International Committee. After many twists and turns, the triumphantly successful concert eventually happened. Now available on CD; Softpak w/ booklet & foldable poster.

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    San Cisco - Between You And Me

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    Between You And Me is the fourth album by the indie trio San Cisco, from Fremantle in Western Australia, town of sun-baked sandstone and sea breezes. It's an album two years and at least one sadly remembered love affair in the making. Between You and Me finds the childhood friends' open-hearted/ good times chemistry distilled to it's essence. Nearly 10 years since those first EPs, ARIA nominations and early US and UK inroads, San Cisco have made their most painstaking album sound effortless.  

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    Joan Osborne - Trouble And Strife

    Joan Osborne - Trouble And StrifeJoan Osborne - Trouble And StrifeJoan Osborne - Trouble And Strife - Womanly Hips Records
    Acclaimed singer/songwriter Joan Osborne is back with Trouble And Strife (Womanly Hips Records), her first album of original material in six years. Osborne self-produced the new collection and penned all ten songs, with two co-writes. Trouble and Strife finds the gifted vocalist offering a strong yet uplifting response to some of the socio-political issues plaguing our nation over the last several years. Osborne beautifully balances the weight of her messages with solace and optimism.  Throughout her 25-year, multi-Grammy nominated career, Joan Osborne has never been an artist confined to one space. She has utilized her incredible voice through her own songs while also becoming one of her generation’s finest interpreters. Osborne has shared the stage with artists ranging from Stevie Wonder and Mavis Staples to Bob Dylan and Lucinda Williams and she continues to seamlessly blend into any genre. On Trouble & Strife, her tenth studio album, the need for her voice and words has never been stronger.



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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Bright Light Bright Light - Fun City
    Alicia Keys - Alicia
    Charli XCX - how i'm feeling now
    Anjimile - Giver Taker
    Gus Dapperton - Orca
    Butcher Brown - #KingButch
    Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets - Live At The Roundhouse
    Osees - Protean Threat
    Semisonic - You're Not Alone EP
    Cults - Host
    Matt Berry - Phantom Birds
    Ace Frehley - Origins, Vol. 2
    David Bowie - Young Americans [Brick & Mortar Exclusive 2016 Remaster Gold LP]
    Brad Mehldau - Suite: April 2020
    Nick Cordero - Live Your Life - Live At Feinstein's / 54 Below
    Ed Harcourt - Monochrome To Colour
    Jealous of the Birds - Peninsula
    Ava Max - Heaven & Hell
    Lauren Alaina - Getting Over Him EP
    Steam Down / Afronaut Zu / Yazmin Lacey - Blue Note Re:imagined - Etcetera / I'll Never Stop Loving You [Limited Edition Vinyl Single]


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  • What's New 9-11-20

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    Loma Vista

    As chaos envelopes the world, Manson penned the perfect prescription. The aptly titled We Are Chaos was written/produced by Manson & Shooter Jennings. Rock & roll icon and painter, Manson continues to infiltrate fashion, film, and music, leaving his fingerprints on modern culture.

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    Cooking Vinyl

    On this record, Vega revisits familiar songs in her repertoire, as well as some hidden gems. Recorded live at New York’s Café Carlisle (on 14 March last year), Vega’s backed by longtime guitarist, Gerry Leonard, bassist Jeff Allen and keyboardist Jamie Edwards.

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    New West

    The enduring California rock quintet realign on their fifth full-length and first album since 2014, What Is There. As much as it reflects their journey thus far, it also ushers them into new territory as both musicians and, most importantly, friends. In the end, Delta Spirit not only return, but move forward together.

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    Blue Note

    The supergroup-Renee Rosnes (piano), Melissa Aldana (tenor sax), Anat Cohen (clarinet), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Noriko Ueda (bass), Allison Miller (drums) and Cecile McLorin Salvant (vocals)-conjures a powerful, multi-generational, globe-spanning collective voice. The 9-track project features material composed/arranged by the instrumentalist members that unfurls with a dynamic flow, stunningly eclectic yet entirely cohesive.

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  • New Release Round-Up 09-11-20

    The Flaming Lips - American Head

    The Flaming Lips - American HeadThe Flaming Lips - American HeadThe Flaming Lips - American Head - Warner Records
    American Head is the best and most consistent studio album from The Flaming Lips since the release of their most successful brace of albums The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. Similar to those albums, the 13 songs on American Head are classically structured and features the same sonic and production qualities. Kacey Musgraves (a fan who covers “Do You Realize” in her live set) is featured on “God And The Policeman”.



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    Marilyn Manson - WE ARE CHAOS - Loma Vista
    As chaos envelopes the world, Marilyn Manson penned the perfect prescription. The aptly titled WE ARE CHAOS was written/produced by Manson & Shooter Jennings. Rock & roll icon and painter, Manson continues to infiltrate fashion, film, and music, leaving his fingerprints on modern culture. "Making this record, I had to think to myself: Tame your crazy, stitch your suit, try to pretend that you are not an animal. But I knew that mankind is the worst of them all.

    Delta Spirit - What Is There

    Delta Spirit - What Is ThereDelta Spirit - What Is ThereDelta Spirit - What Is There - New West Records
    The whole story could’ve been written in the stars…  Astrology tells us a “Saturn Return” happens when the planet Saturn revolves back to the same position it held upon our birth. It typically takes almost thirty years. However, in the case of Delta Spirit, it took a little less than fifteen. The enduring California rock quintet—Matthew Logan Vasquez [vocals], Kelly Winrich [multi-instrumentalist, vocals], Will McLaren [guitar], Jon Jameson [bass], and Brandon Young [drums]—realign on their fifth full-length and first album since 2014, What Is There. As much as it reflects their journey thus far, it also ushers them into new territory as both musicians and, most importantly, friends. In the end, Delta Spirit not only return, but move forward together on What Is There.



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    Mastodon - Medium Rarities

    Mastodon - Medium RaritiesMastodon - Medium RaritiesMastodon - Medium Rarities - Warner Records
    Medium Rarities is the first rarities collection from Mastodon covering their entire career. The compilation features one brand new song – “Fallen Torches”. It also includes a bevy of classic covers, soundtrack contributions, instrumentals, B-sides, and live recordings on one complete package for the very first time. Among an eclectic array of covers, the musicians tackle “A Commotion” by Feist, “A Spoonful Weighs A Ton” by The Flaming Lips, “Atlanta” by Butthole Surfers, and “Orion” by Metallica. It also features soundtrack cuts such as “White Walker”[from the Game of Thrones inspired mix tape] and the soundtrack song “Cut You Up With A Linoleum Knife” [Aqua Teen Hunger Force]. Meanwhile, they get under the hood with instrumental versions of “Asleep in the Deep,” “Toe To Toes,” “Jaguar God,” and “Halloween.”   



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    Matt Costa - Yellow Coat

    Matt Costa - Yellow CoatMatt Costa - Yellow CoatMatt Costa - Yellow Coat - Dangerbird
    Produced by Alex Newport (Death Cab For Cutie, At The Drive In), Yellow Coat is a masterpiece of heartbreak, equal parts lost Sixties AM hits, folk-pop beauty and dark night of the soul music. Taking inspiration from Van Gogh's Dear Theo along with John Steinbeck's A Life in Letters, and stamped with the honesty and intimacy of something not meant to be heard, yellow coat is the product of Matt Costa penning letters to himself about the end of a relationship that lasted almost a decade.  While Yellow Coat may have started as an album about heartbreak, its sense of sadness, continued hope and perseverance also feels completely universal right now. "My songs have always been something that transcends a feeling into something that is healing," Costa adds. "I hope listeners and fans find these songs as personal and honest as they are to me."



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    Elizabeth Cook - Aftermath

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    Elizabeth Cook is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter from Wildwood, FL- the New York Times lauds her "a sharp and surprising country singer". A veteran SiriusXM Outlaw Country Radio DJ, Cook has hosted her own show, Apron Strings, for over 10 years. She's also a favorite of David Letterman, the host of an upcoming TV show on Circle Network called Upstream, and a frequent guest star on Adult Swim's long-running hit cartoon series "Squidbillies".



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    Chad Lawson - You Finally Knew

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    Steinway artist & composer, Chad Lawson's solo work has a relaxed, meditative feel that draws on both the sonorities of classical music and the freeform nature of jazz improv. You Finally Knew, his debut solo piano album for Decca US, was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and features ten pieces he wrote to inspire listeners to take time every day to consciously be still for mental clarity and overall wellness of being.



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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Brothertiger - Paradise Lost
    PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
    PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love - Demos
    Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart [Picture Disc Vinyl Single]
    The Pineapple Thief - Versions Of The Truth
    Reba McEntire - Rumor Has It: 30th Anniversary Edition
    Everything Everything - Re-Animator
    Stray Cats - Rocked This Town: From LA To London
    Logic - No Pressure
    Skillet - Victorious: The Aftermath [Deluxe Edition]
    Suzanne Vega - An Evening Of New York Songs And Stories
    Artemis - Artemis
    Various Artists - Reggae Gold 2020


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  • What's New 9-4-20

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    New West

    On the band’s first album as a paired down trio, their signature psychedelic blues riffs, relentless drums, melodic bass lines and non-linear lyrics are all present. You also have tape loops coinciding with unplugged minimalism. It’s their heaviest album marked by their broadest atmospheres, intimate and pummeling.

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    Fire Records

    The follow up to 2013's Purgatory/Paradise is an outpouring of modal guitars, reverbed shapes, echoey drums and driving bass set behind Kristen Hersh's well-thumbed notebook of storylines. A ten-song opus of suitably wrought tales set against a wall of sound that's at once calm and ethereal before building into glorious cacophonous crescendos.

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    Blending folk intimacy, country grit, and alt-rock muscle, Dandelion is an ode to survival in the face of struggle, a full-throated tribute to the power of hope and the unbreakable bonds of family fueled by raw, honest storytelling and lush, cinematic arrangements, expanding the homespun craftsmanship of the Nashville duo.

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    BMG

    An extraordinary tribute album to one of rock's great composers, Marc Bolan, AngelHeaded is a collection of major stars (including Elton John, U2, Joan Jett, Nick Cave, and Peaches) reinterpreting and reimagining some of Marc Bolan and T.Rex’s greatest tracks including “Jeepster,” “Bang A Gong (Get It On),” and “Ride A White Swan.”

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    Verve

    Bach's monumental "Goldberg Variations" stands as a work of unique, brilliant artistry in piano literature. Lang Lang first began exploring the masterpiece 20 years ago, now presenting this album as the outcome of a personal, emotional journey. A new stage in Lang Lang's artistic development, it's a project of a lifetime. Alongside studio recordings is a 1-take from a recital at iconic St Thomas Church.

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    Tomplicated Records

    Tomplicated Records release the eagerly anticipated second record from 21 year old singer/songwriter Declan McKenna. This 10 song follow up to 2017's What Do You Think About The Car? includes the hit singles “Beautiful Faces,” “The Key To Life On Earth,” “Daniel,” “You're Still A Child,” and latest single “Be An Astronaut”.

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    AWAL

    With his debut album turning five on 4th September, Rex Orange County has announced that he’ll be releasing his first record on vinyl for the very first time. “I remember being 16, mid-way through my final years of school and feeling like I had a lot I wanted to say,” Rex says of the album. “I didn’t have a strong intention with the release of Bcos, I just felt determined to make something and put it out into the world. But with it came the idea and belief to pursue music as a career.

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  • RSD Drop #1 Instock 9/5

    RSD Drop #1 Instock 9/5

    Thanks to those who stopped down last Saturday for RSD Drop #1.

    Remember, RSD drop #2 is in 3 weeks on September 26, titles here

    Thought we would put together a post of stuff we have in stock at this moment.

    Important, we have titles back in stock that we sold out on Record Store Day.

    Some of these titles are available on purepoprecords.com
    Some titles are not currently available on the website.  If you see one of these titles on this list you want to purchase, give us a call at 802 658 2652 or contact online

    Instock at 5pm on Sept 5(items that have been restocked since RSD in bold)


    David Bowie I'm Only Dancing cd
    David Bowie Changes Now cd
    Lothar and the Hand People cd
    Cradle cd
    Studio One From the Vaults cd
    John Lennon 7"
    Denzel Curry 7"
    August Burns Red 7" damaged jacket
    Prine/Waldon 7"
    Soft Boys 7"
    Ken Ishii 7"
    Hiss Golden Messenger 7"
    Mouth Congress 7"
    Godfather 7"
    Damien Jurado 7"
    Studio One 007 7"box
    Planet Wax book/7"
    Spoon
    Andrew Gold
    Army of Darkness sdtk
    Buju Banton
    Black Keys
    BMX Bandits
    Charlatans UK
    Cradle
    Mikal Cronin
    Cure Seventeen Seconds-bent jacket corner
    Dave Davies
    Billie Eilish
    Craig Finn
    Kelly Finnigan
    Josephine Foster
    Flow-minor jacket corner bump
    Philip Glass box-minor outerbox damage
    Gorillaz G Sides-minor jacket damage
    Gorillaz D Sides
    Al Green-minor jacket corner bump
    Green Jelly
    John Wesley Harding
    Bob James
    June of '44 -Engine
    June of '44-Tropics
    Land of Sensations & Delights
    Ned Lagin
    KD Lang-Angel
    Last Move sdtk
    Ben Lee
    Lisa Loeb
    Manic Street Preachers
    Bob Marley
    Marvin Pontiac
    Nick Mason
    Midland
    Nat Turner Rebellion
    Pale Saints
    Charlie Parker
    The Pogues-seam split on top side of jacket
    Pretenders
    Refused
    Roxy Music
    Gene Russell
    Skyzoo/Pete Rock
    Studio One From the Vaults
    Team Dresch
    Tom Tom Club
    Tones on Tail
    U2
    Jimmy Urine/Serj Tankian
    The Who

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  • What's New 8-28-20

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    Blackened Recordings

    S&M2 was recorded in San Francisco over two nights in September 2019 with the San Francisco Symphony to commemorate the 20th anniversary of S&M. Features 20 songs from the two-night event, with many Metallica fan favorites and two unique classical songs chosen by San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas.

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    ATO Records

    The Waterfall II completes The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket's acclaimed 2015 record. Originally intended to be a sprawling triple album, the band were advised to hold back and keep some of it on the shelf. Until now! Frontman Jim James says, "this is simply the second half of a long snapshot of life for me as a writer… and the life of us as a band as we lived and worked.”

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    Fantasy

    Produced by Shaun Morgan and engineered and mixed by Matt Hyde (Deftones, AFI), their new album Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum, (which translates to “If you want peace, prepare for war”) features Shaun Morgan’s aggressive, highly melodic songwriting, some of the most expressive, politically charged music he’s ever made.

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    Capitol

    A spectrum of talented artists are featured, on the duo’s newest album, including for the first time, rappers. Appearances from Mick Jenkins, ChannelTres, Amine and slowthai sit comfortably alongside legendary Common; with the inimitable Kelis and powerhouse team, Kehlani and Syd.

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    Island

    Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY-winning megastar Toni Braxton releases her latest album, Spell My Name, via Island Records August 28th. Includes hit single, "Do It" as well as a new version with Missy Elliot, and fan-favorite "Dance"

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    Molly Tuttle finds solace in revisiting favorite songs from throughout her life in an attempt to “remind myself why I love music.” The result is 10 tracks that cross the musical spectrum and the decades, from FKA Twigs to Cat Stevens, from Rancid to Karen Dalton- all united by Tuttle’s clear, true voice, astonishing range and incredible musicianship

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    Tankcrimes

    As Mortal makes exceedingly clear though its preposterously fantastic trans-dimensional death metal, 2017’s Blood Offerings was not a blueprint, but a blasting cap; the malicious maelstrom it released was not a squall, but a paradigm-scrambling superstorm. Blood Offerings was Necrot creating an opening into another world, Mortal is them walking through it.

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    Rounder

    On his sophomore album, Nashville-based artist Ruston Kelly now documents his experience in maintaining sobriety, and finally facing the demons that led him to drug abuse in the first place. But while Kelly recounts that journey with an unvarnished honesty, his grace and conviction as an artist ultimately turn Shape & Destroy into a work of unlikely transcendence.

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    BMG

    Got To Be Tough is a reminder that through Toots’ creative veins run all the roots and shoots of the Black Diaspora. Blues, soul, RnB, funk, jazz, reggae, African griots – Toots honors, embodies and owns them. Throwing down an authoritative guide: how to survive and thrive among our earth challenges.

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    Bless Your Heart is fueled by “road-forged camaraderie and telepathic musical intensity, vibrantly reflecting the individual and collective experiences of these seven, all drawing inspiration from the band’s symbolic hometown, a place Devon Allman calls ‘the United States of Americana’.”

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    Provogue

    Ordinary Madness was completed mere days before the US shutdown, its cathartic song-craft and themes of shared troubles couldn't chime better with a period in which our souls and spirits are under fire from tumultuous global events. Trout comes armed with a boundary-exploring new studio album that bring his fans even closer.

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    Warner

    On PVRIS' highly-anticipated third studio album Use Me, frontwoman, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer Lynn Gunn steps into a new chapter, as she owns her role as PVRIS’ leader and sole architect. The result is 11 pop conjurations of glitchy beat-craft, airy guitars, and spell-binding vocals.

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    Grammy award-winning singing sensation Gregory Porter’s 6th studio album, All Rise, is a heart-felt, joyful celebration of the evolution of his art to something even more emphatic, emotive, intimate, and universal. Along with producer Troy Miller (Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Emili Sandé), Gregory takes us higher than ever with this uplifting album.

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    Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter J.S. Ondara reveals Folk N Roll Vol 1: Tales of Isolation, a new collection of songs written in direct response to the current global pandemic. The album was composed and produced by Ondara while in lockdown in Minneapolis over the course of a week, and came out of Ondara’s deep need to create as a form of therapy during this incredibly uncertain time.

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    Verve

    The five-time Grammy-nominee and Blues Hall of Fame inductee releases a new album that features songs primarily popularized by women who were the “bridge she came across on.” From Dinah Washington’s "Drinking Again," Nina Simone’s "I Hold No Grudge," Billie Holiday’s "Strange Fruit," Nancy Wilson’s "Save Your Love For Me" and more, they are all delivered in LaVette’s rich and raspy tone and a touch of the blues.

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  • New Release Round-Up 09-04-20

    All Them Witches - Nothing as the Ideal

    All Them Witches - Nothing as the IdealAll Them Witches - Nothing as the IdealAll Them Witches - Nothing as the Ideal - New West Records
    All Them Witches have built a career out of playing music that can not be pigeonholed into one specific genre. Nothing as the Ideal was recorded in Studio 2 at the world famous Abbey Road with the help of longtime mixing engineer Mikey Allred. The history and vibe of that setting laid the groundwork for what was to come. The band’s signature psychedelic blues riffs, relentless drums, melodic bass lines and non-linear lyrics are all present. The resulting album is a thought provoking head banger that is the band’s most cohesive album to date.



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    The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup: Remastered

    The Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup: RemasteredThe Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup: RemasteredThe Rolling Stones - Goats Head Soup: Remastered - Interscope Records
    Another prized jewel in The Rolling Stones' unmatched catalogue is restored to its full glory. This limited edition Deluxe vinyl box set features the new stereo album mix, sourced from the original session files + Rarities & Alternative mixes including three previously unreleased tracks, Scarlet, All The Rage & Criss Cross. Mastered at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London. Also included is The Brussels Affair, recorded live at the Forest National Arena in October 1973 and pressed on 180g vinyl.

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    Josiah Johnson - Every Feeling On A Loop

    Josiah Johnson - Every Feeling On A LoopJosiah Johnson - Every Feeling On A LoopJosiah Johnson - Every Feeling On A Loop - Anti
    On the cusp of releasing his first-ever solo album, Every Feeling On A Loop (ANTI-Records), songwriter Josiah Johnson is aware he wasn’t supposed to be here. Just five years ago when he took a leave of absence from the acclaimed indie-folk band, The Head and the Heart, the question was less where Johnson’s star would take him and more whether his struggles with addiction would end his music career. But then, he wasn’t supposed to be there, either. Prior to co-founding the band, Johnson studied math and computer science in graduate school. But the magic of song led him to an open mic that changed his life. At Seattle’s Conor Byrne Pub, Johnson sparked collaborations with fellow musicians who would eventually form The Head and the Heart. The group’s rise was rapid. They built a loyal fanbase and zigzagged the globe, with sold-out shows at historic venues from The Fillmore to Red Rocks and festival appearances at Coachella and Lollapalooza. Their 2011 self-titled debut went on to receive RIAA Gold certification, followed by 2013’s Let’s Be Still, which landed on Billboard’s Top 10 Albums Chart. On Every Feeling on a Loop, lush musical arrangements and harmonies support Johnson’s baritone crooning. At times, the songs sound like prayers. At others, his exuberance feels like the euphoria he’d always sought, this time hard-earned and wiser. He says he feels like a new person making it, charting his journey out of the dark into the wide awake of the morning, using the magic that was his all along.



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    Nocturnus - The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition)

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    One of the first bands to overtly combine death metal with atmospheric keyboards, Nocturnus' debut album introduced more technical and progressive elements into the traditional death metal formula without losing any of the brutality. The audio for this vinyl is taken from the original tapes in Full Dynamic Range, allowing the music's nuances to shine through and giving the album a more immersive and dynamic sound than ever before.



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    Zakk Sabbath - Vertigo

    Zakk Sabbath - VertigoZakk Sabbath - VertigoZakk Sabbath - Vertigo - Magnetic Eye
    Zakk Sabbath is the Black Sabbath tribute band featuring guitarist/vocalist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne), bassist Blasko (Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie) and drummer Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens of the Stone Age), who have been constantly gigging since 2014 with their take on the Birmingham four's early songs. Legendarily recorded in a single day in October 1969, Black Sabbath's self-titled debut was released on a Friday the 13th in 1970, and the world was never the same. "We recorded a live EP and were wondering what we could do next as a cover band, so the 50th album anniversary came just at the right time", explains Blasko regarding Zakk Sabbath's decision to go studio. "Compared to 'Paranoid', which is almost like a best-of record, the bulk of the material on 'Black Sabbath' is deep-cut, really experimental stuff that was never thoroughly explored, so that was a challenge, not to forget that we wanted to meet our own high standards." Describing the DIY process as "very productive," the three respectfully added their own flair to make for a slightly different flavor, also revisiting various live renditions and "extending a solo here or slowing things down because that's what they tended to do on stage." Titled "Vertigo", Zakk Sabbath's ode to the masters won't be available digitally, "to make the release feel authentic to the time when vinyl ruled the earth. It was such a cool time for those of us that grew up during that time. The fan experience with the physical product is irreplaceable with digital and streaming. We wanted to capture that authenticity." The songs were faithfully recorded in the spirit of the original - live in the studio and with a film crew documenting the process - culminating in a new celebration of the greatest heavy metal band of all time and the record that started it all. Gatefold LP incl. Padded inner sleeve and special vinyl mastering, ltd. Yellow Vinyl


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    San Cisco - Between You And Me

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    Between You And Me is the fourth album by the indie trio San Cisco, from Fremantle in Western Australia, town of sun-baked sandstone and sea breezes. It's an album two years and at least one sadly remembered love affair in the making. Between You and Me finds the childhood friends' open-hearted/ good times chemistry distilled to it's essence. Nearly 10 years since those first EPs, ARIA nominations and early US and UK inroads, San Cisco have made their most painstaking album sound effortless.  

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Various Artists - AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex [2LP]
    Declan McKenna - Zeros
    Grant-Lee Phillips - Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff
    Hardy - A Rock
    Aesop Rock - Float
    Various Artists - Two Tone - The Albums [8 CD Box Set]
    Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac: 1969-1974
    Sara Evans - Copy That
    Rex Orange County - Bcos U Will Never B Free
    Tennessee Jet - The Country
    Pop Smoke - Meet The Woo 2
    Stryper - Even The Devil Believes
    Lang Lang - Bach: Goldberg Variations
    Gouge Away - Consider / Wave Of Mutilation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
    Throwing Muses - Sun Racket


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    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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  • New Release Round-Up 08-28-20

    My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall II

    My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall IIMy Morning Jacket - The Waterfall IIMy Morning Jacket - The Waterfall II - ATO Records
    The Waterfall II completes The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket’s acclaimed 2015 record. Originally intended to be a sprawling triple album, the band were advised to hold back and keep some of it on the shelf. Until now! Frontman Jim James says, "this is simply the second half of a long snapshot of life for me as a writer in the years leading up to 2014, and the life of us as a band as we lived and worked in the epic country in and around Stinson Beach, CA during these recording sessions."

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    PVRIS - Use Me

    PVRIS - Use MePVRIS - Use MePVRIS - Use Me - Warner Records
    “I allowed myself to support a narrative I thought I had to support of PVRIS being a band,” Lynn confesses. “I didn’t really have a role model for this. Coming from a ‘band culture,’ it’s about how the group is always greater than the sum of its parts, and you’re not supposed to take credit, even if you do everything. There’s no template or role model for really owning it as a woman. I wanted to make everyone else happy and uphold an image I thought we had to. Growing up, I learned I don’t have to do that anymore. I’m finally allowing myself to take credit. I’ve got the full support and encouragement of my bandmates. PVRIS is a unit and very much a team, but the heart and soul of the vision and music always has sourced from me. I’m just saying it now. I fulfilled my own vision of what a role model should be.” Writing and recording all of 2019, she found the perfect collaborator to bring this to life in JT Daly [K. Flay]. With Lynn writing, cooking up beats, playing guitar, drums, and bass, and singing, he amplified and augmented her vision and versatility in the studio. PVRIS set the foundation for the new era with recent EP, Hallucinations, spawning lead single and title track “Hallucinations,” which clocked 10 million total streams in a few months’ time, as well as fan favorites, “Old Wounds” and “Death of Me.”


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    Ondara - Folk N’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of Isolation

    Ondara - Folk N’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of IsolationOndara - Folk N’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of IsolationOndara - Folk N’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of Isolation - Verve Forecast
    Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ondara, reveals Folk N’ Roll Vol. 1: Tales Of Isolation, a new collection of songs written in direct response to the current global pandemic. The album was composed and produced by Ondara while in lockdown in Minneapolis over the course of a week and came out of Ondara’s deep need to create as a form of therapy during this incredibly uncertain time. FNRV1: Tales of Isolation is the follow up to Ondara’s critically acclaimed 2019 debut Tales of America.

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    Colter Wall - Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punch Songs

    Colter Wall - Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punch SongsColter Wall - Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punch SongsColter Wall - Western Swing & Waltzes and Other Punch Songs - La Honda Records
    From the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada and recently seen on Austin City Limits, Colter Wall  sings songs of the great West. Heralded by icon Steve Earle and touted as a favorite of celebrity Jason Mamoa, the music of Colter Wall has graced the silver screen many times, in films such as Peanut Butter Falcon, Hell or High Water, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO and Deadwood. Characterized by his distinct, gritty baritone, Colter Wall’s career has been marked with critical praise from his breakout EP, Imaginary Appalachia to his debut and sophomore records produced by Dave Cobb. Whether headlining music festivals in Norway, or playing legendary stages like Newport Folk Festival, Colter Wall continues to garner attention from the world. On his third full-length release, fans will hear Colter Wall in the producer’s chair.



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    From Ashes to New - Panic

    From Ashes to New - PanicFrom Ashes to New - PanicFrom Ashes to New - Panic - Better Noise Music
    The third studio album from From Ashes to New. The title track, "Panic," gained over 1.5 million streams and over 1 million video views in a little over a month. The band has also had 3 Top 10 Active Rock Singles and over 225 million streams to date. If there is a central theme on Panic, it's that in order to rise above any obstacles you have to trust in yourself. "Even though you feel voiceless, you're not, but we understand if you feel that way because we feel that way too," frontman Matt Brandyberry explains. As fans have come to expect since the band formed seven years ago, this empowering message is delivered via the band's unique blend of metal, hip-hop, rock and electronica.



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    Toni Braxton - Spell My Name

    Toni Braxton - Spell My NameToni Braxton - Spell My NameToni Braxton - Spell My Name - Island
    Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY-winning megastar Toni Braxton releases her latest album, Spell My Name, via Island Records this week. Includes hit single, Do Itas well as a new version with Missy Elliot, and fan-favorite Dance”. Braxton has sold over 67 million records throughout her career over the past three decades.  

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    Gregory Porter - All Rise

    Gregory Porter - All RiseGregory Porter - All RiseGregory Porter - All Rise - Blue Note Records
    Gregory Porter, the world’s best-selling contemporary Jazz/Soul artist with over 3 million worldwide album sales returns with All Rise, his sixth studio album. The album marks a return to Porter’s beloved original songwriting – heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with everyday philosophy and real-life detail, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues and gospel. Produce by Troy Miller (Laura Mvula, Jamie Cullum, Emili Sande), the set also represents the evolution of Porter’s art to something even more emphatic, emotive, intimate, and universal too. After 2017’s Nat King Cole & Me, Porter knew two things: one, he’d bring in an orchestra for his next LP, and two, the music is medicine. In the spirit of that latter revelation, ALL RISE brims with songs about irrepressible love, plus a little protest, because the road to healing is bumpy.  Since his world-beating 2013 Blue Note debut, ‘Liquid Spirit’, which won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album, Gregory hasn't let down his legion of fans, whether collaborating with Disclosure on ‘Holding On’, releasing his dance hit ‘Liquid Spirit – Claptone Remix’ which became one of the most popular tracks in Ibiza, scoring another Grammy for ‘Take Me to the Alley’ (2016), or telling his life story through Cole's songbook. Porter is still surprised by his runaway success, but he has a theory: "I was soothed by my voice as a child and I think that's the same thing others get from it. I'm trying to heal myself with these songs."  Not only has Gregory made chart history by bringing jazz back to the masses, graced the iconic Pyramid Stage and the world’s most prestigious gig venues, performed for the Queen, appeared on the biggest TV shows as well as presented his own series (‘Gregory Porter’s Popular Voices’ on BBC Four), 2019 saw the singer launch and host his own podcast, ‘The Hang’, featuring such distinguished guests as Annie Lennox and Jeff Goldblum.

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    Rick Wakeman - The Red Planet

    Rick Wakeman - The Red PlanetRick Wakeman - The Red PlanetRick Wakeman - The Red Planet - Madfish Records
    Rick Wakeman, best known as keyboard player in progressive rock band Yes, releases The Red Planet - a serious return to "Wakeman Prog". Harking back to Wakeman's critically acclaimed 1973 debut The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Red Planet features eight newly composed pieces based around a central subject matter. Rick's blown the dust off his favorite analog keyboards and along with his latest keys has used the same formula he devised when making his debut album and the equally legendary Criminal Record. Upon being asked about the expectations of his prog fans, that they are hoping he will have shoved the "Prog Fader" up to 11, he replied, "That could be a problem... as it's already at 14!!!"



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    Bettye LaVette - Blackbirds

    Bettye LaVette - BlackbirdsBettye LaVette - BlackbirdsBettye LaVette - Blackbirds - Verve
    Blackbirds features songs primarily popularized by women who were the “bridge she came across on.” The album finds Bettye LaVette in top form with powerful renditions of songs that touched her personally. From Dinah Washington’s “Drinking Again,” Nina Simone’s “I Hold No Grudge” and more, they are all delivered in LaVette’s rich & raspy tone. Blackbirds honors LaVette’s heritage as an R&B singer and the women who came before her. LaVette A&R’d and sequenced the record herself – her first true curation.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Katy Perry - Smile
    Metallica - S&M2
    Angel Olsen - Whole New Mess
    The Avett Brothers - The Third Gleam
    Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith: Expanded 25th Anniversary Edition
    Dan Penn - Living On Mercy
    Various Artists - AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2LP]
    Mac DeMarco - Here Comes The Cowboy Demos
    Phish - The Story Of The Ghost
    The Pack A.D. - It Was Fun While It Lasted
    Seether - Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
    Needtobreathe - Out Of Body
    Ruston Kelly - Shape & Destroy
    Molly Tuttle - …but i'd rather be with you
    Disclosure - ENERGY
    The Weeknd - After Hours
    Dashboard Confessional - Swiss Army Romance
    Jason Mraz - Look For The Good
    Ledisi - The Wild Card
    TOMORROW X TOGETHER - The Dream Chapter: ETERNITY [Starboard Version]
    Kelly Lee Owens - Inner Song

    & More .....


    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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Music Releases 09-25-20

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Deftones Ohms [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
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Prince Sign O’ The Times: Remastered [Deluxe Edition 4LP] New Vinyl: $79.98
Idles Ultra Mono [LP] New Vinyl: $25.98
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SuperM SuperM The 1st Album 'Super One' [Super Ver.] New CD: $19.95
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Sylvan Esso Free Love [LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Bob Mould Blue Hearts [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
The Buckleys Daydream [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
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The Rolling Stones Steel Wheels Live: Live From Atlantic City, NJ, 1989 [Tangerine/Sky Blue 4LP] New Vinyl: $89.98
Paris Safe Space Invader [LP] New Vinyl: $17.98
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Diana Krall This Dream Of You [2LP] New Vinyl: $29.98
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Nocturnus The Key (Full Dynamic Range Edition) [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
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Blitzen Trapper Holy Smokes Future Jokes [LP] New Vinyl: $22.98
Surfer Blood Carefree Theatre [Blue LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Dashboard Confessional Mtv Unplugged 2.0 [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
Thurston Moore By The Fire [2LP] New Vinyl: $30.98
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez The Clouds Hill Tapes Pt I, II & III [LP] New Vinyl: $54.98
Reckless Kelly American Jackpot / American Girls [2CD] New CD: $14.98
Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) Tickets To My Downfall New CD: $13.95
Will Butler Generations [LP] New Vinyl: $19.98
Tricky Fall To Pieces New CD: $15.98
TOMORROW X TOGETHER Drama (Version A) [Limited Edition CD/DVD] New CD: $14.98
The War and Treaty Hearts Town [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
A Certain Ratio ACR Loco New CD: $14.98
The Hives Live At Third Man Records [LP] New Vinyl: $18.98

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