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  • What's New 10-7-22

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

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    Round Hill Records

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

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    4AD

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

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    Pure Noise

    A Eulogy… feels like the pinnacle of this sort of hardcore, where innovation can afford to take a backseat to quaking, electrifying power when it’s carried out this well. It’s the best in its field, a dubbing which Counterparts shouldn’t be unfamiliar with, nor should they be expecting to lose anytime soon. *Indie Exclusive Orange/Red/Black Splatter LP*

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    4AD

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

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    Rough Trade

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

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    Roc Nation

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

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    Metal Blade

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

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    Century Media

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

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    Napalm Records

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

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    Third Man

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

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    Fat Possum

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

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    Saddle Creek

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

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    New West

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

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    Oh Boy Records

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

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    Domino

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

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  • New Release Round-Up 10-07-22

    Dayglow - People In Motion

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

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    Willow - COPINGMECHANISM

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

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

    Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros - Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol. 2 - Third Man Records
    Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros—consisting of Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti—release their second vinyl collection of recorded material, Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol. 2, via Third Man Records. “This was our first quick tour with The Wolfpack,” Weir says. “There’s a rawness to it that we’ll prolly never get again…”The album follows Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live in Colorado, which was released this past February to critical acclaim.   Vol. 2 also features songs recorded live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Colorado in June, 2021—a documentation of their first live audience concerts in over a year due to the pandemic—featuring Greg Leisz on pedal steel, along with The Wolfpack: Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown.

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    Alvvays - Blue Rev

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

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    Tom Waits - Blood Money: 20th Anniversary Edition

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

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

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

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

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Return of the Dream Canteen

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

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    Plains - I Walked With You A Ways

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

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    Ocean Alley - Low Altitude Living

    Ocean Alley - Low Altitude Living - Unified Music Group
    Australia’s beloved psychedelic surf rock outfit Ocean Alley return with their fourth album Low Altitude Living. Includes the singles Home and Touch Back Down.

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    Nothing More - Spirits

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

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    Brian Eno - FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE

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

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

    Isokratisses - Cry With Tears: Greek-Albanian Songs Of Many Voices - Third Man Vinyl
    Isokratisses (Greek for "women who sing the "iso" or "drone") is a vocal ensemble comprised of eight women who carry the ancient tradition of polyphonic songs from Epirus: a region in northern Greece and southern Albania. Born and reared in the Greek speaking villages around Deropoli and Politsani in Albania, the women of Isokratisses have sung these songs since childhood. The group ranges in age from 19 to 56 with some sisters in the group as well as an aunt. They were nurtured by this archaic music, listening and singing it with their family and friends. The songs were passed down from generation to generation. The group started its artistic activity in 2015, after the singer Anna Katsi took the initiative to encourage the younger members to perform regularly. The communal nature of polyphonic singing is a way of revitalizing an art that has declined in recent years and to reassert the primacy of female voices in the southern Balkans. Singing these songs builds an invisible bridge that connects the present with the past, the memories of childhood travel with the immediacy of daily life. On Oct 14, 2022, Third Man Records will release a full album of these solo polyphonic songs, with Grammy-winning producer Christopher King.

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  • What's New 9-30-22

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    Merge

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

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    Merge

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

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    RCA

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

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    Icon For Hire

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

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    Metric Music International

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

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    Fat Possum

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

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    Nonesuch

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

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    Herb Alpert Presents

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

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    BMG

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

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    Better Noise Music

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

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    New West

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

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    Smithsonian Folkways

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

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    BMG

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

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    Domino

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

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    Partisan Records

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

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    Century Media

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

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    Prosthetic

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

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    Clouds Hill

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

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  • New Release Round-Up 09-30-22

    Sammy Hagar & The Circle - Crazy Times

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

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

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

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    Brooke Annibale - Better By Now

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

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Pixies - Doggerel [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
    Metric - Formentera [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue LP]
    Bjork - Fossora [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green 2LP]
    Freddie Gibbs - $oul $old $eparately
    Denzel Curry - Melt My Eyez See Your Future [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Smoke LP]
    Slipknot - The End, So Far [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Yellow 2LP]
    ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - XI: Bleed Here Now [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear w/ Translucent Blue Swirl 2LP]
    Lambchop - The Bible [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Peak Yellow & Black Marbled 2LP]
    L.A. Salami - Ottloline
    Shygirl - Nymph [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Blue LP]
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down
    Tyler Childers - Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven? [3LP]
    George Michael - Older: Remastered [Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set]
    OFF! - Free LSD [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deep Purple LP]
    Milly - Eternal Ring [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Crush LP]
    renforshort - dear amelia [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
    Various Artists - All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP Box Set+Back Stage Pass]
    MGMT - Oracular Spectacular [RSD Essential Hot Pink LP]
    Julie Odell - Autumn Eve [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
    Titus Andronicus - The Will to Live [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver & Black LP]
    Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: 20th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Creamy White 2LP]
    Buddy Guy - The Blues Don’t Lie
    Drowning Pool - Strike A Nerve


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  • New Release Round-Up 09-23-22

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  • What's New 9-16-22

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    UMe

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

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    Capitol

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

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    Verve

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

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    Capitol

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

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    Interscope

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

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    Cooking Vinyl

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

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    Blue Note

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

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    Fire Records

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

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    SongVest Records

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

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  • New Release Round-Up 09-16-22

    Fletcher - Girl Of My Dreams

    Fletcher - Girl Of My Dreams - Capitol
    Girl Of My Dreams is an up-close look at the moments of heartache, triumph and deeply transformative experiences on Fletcher's way to self-discovery. The new record expands on the boldly detailed storytelling she’s brought to hits like “Undrunk” and “Bitter.” This time around, FLETCHER reveals her inner world more fully and fearlessly than ever before, embracing the kind of uninhibited honesty that’s freeing for both artist and audience.

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    Michelle Branch - The Trouble With Fever

    Michelle Branch - The Trouble With Fever - Audio Eagle Records / Nonesuch Records
    Created during the pandemic lockdown, The Trouble With Fever, co-produced with her husband, Patrick Carney, is Michelle Branch's fourth solo album and follows her critically acclaimed 2017 album, Hopeless Romantic. The time at home gave Branch the opportunity to stretch herself creatively. She says: "The album began during the 2020 lockdown, while Patrick and I were here at home in Nashville. I didn’t realize I was making a record at first — it was more just for our own sanity, living in a house with a toddler, getting time together to play music and screw around in the studio. I had some unfinished songs that I’d started during the Hopeless Romantic recordings that I wanted to revisit and finish."

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    Little Big Town - Mr. Sun

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

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    Ondara - Spanish Villager No. 3

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

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

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

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    Ringo Starr - EP3

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

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

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


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  • What's New 9-9-22

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    MNRK

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

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    Metal Blade

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

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    Unified

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

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    Epic

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

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    Interscope

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

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    Republic

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

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    Sub Pop

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

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    Rough Trade

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

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    Young

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

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    Epitaph

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

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    International Anthem

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

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    Thirty Tigers

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

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    New West

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

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    BMG

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

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

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    Third Man

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

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    Stones Throw

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

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    MNRK

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

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    UMe

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

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    Cooking Vinyl

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

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    Better Noise Music

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

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    New West

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

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    Normaltown Records

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

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    Nuclear Blast

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

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    Moribund Records

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

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    Polyvinyl Records

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

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    Republic

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

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    Sub Pop

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

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    Better Noise Music

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

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    Thirty Tigers

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

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    Loma Vista

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

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    New West

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

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    Losing Side Records

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

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    Season of Mist

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

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    Fueld By Ramen

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

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    Domino

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

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    Thirty Tigers

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

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  • New Release Round-Up 09-09-22

    Madison Cunningham - Revealer

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

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    Charley Crockett - The Man From Waco

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

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

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

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    Parkway Drive - Darker Still

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

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    The Paranoyds - Talk Talk Talk

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

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    Roxy Music - The Best Of

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

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    Kiss - KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines

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

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

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


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  • New Release Round-Up 09-02-22

    Megadeth - The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!

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

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    Jon Pardi - Mr. Saturday Night

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

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

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


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  • Now Hear This! - September 2022

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Music Releases 10-07-22

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Alvvays Blue Rev [Marbled Blue LP] New Vinyl: $24.62
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Charlie Puth CHARLIE New CD: $15.97
Action Bronson Cocodrillo Turbo [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ultra Clear LP] New Vinyl: $27.97
Dayglow People In Motion New CD: $12.99
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Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol. 2 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP] New Vinyl: $29.67
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Willow COPINGMECHANISM New CD: $13.97
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Courtney Marie Andrews Loose Future [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP] New Vinyl: $26.97
Tom Waits Blood Money: 20th Anniversary Edition [Metallic Silver LP] New Vinyl: $27.97
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Counterparts A Eulogy For Those Still Here [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Orange in Blood Red with Black splatter LP] New Vinyl: $26.07
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Joe P Emily Can't Sing EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl] New Vinyl: $19.99
Gayle A Study Of The Human Experience Volume Two EP New CD: $8.98
THE BOBBY LEES Bellevue [Limited Edition White LP] New Vinyl: $28.97
Patrick Watson Better In The Shade New CD: $15.98
Oh Wonder 22 Break / 22 Make New CD: $19.99
Bonny Light Horseman Rolling Golden Holy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Galaxy Blue LP] New Vinyl: $23.98
My Kid Brother Happy.Mad.Weird.Sad New CD: $11.98
Talos Dear Chaos [Coke Bottle Clear LP] New Vinyl: $26.97
The Cult Under The Midnight Sun [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP] New Vinyl: $26.97
Queensryche Digital Noise Alliance [Lilac 2LP] New Vinyl: $40.77
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Caleb Caudle Forsythia [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Ridge Splatter LP] New Vinyl: $28.97
Dungen En Är För Mycket och Tusen Aldrig Nog [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP] New Vinyl: $29.97

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