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  • What's New 6-17-22

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    Future Classic

    Flume is an artist that has remained uncompromising in his vision and artistry since the beginning, and Palaces is no exception. Featuring a diverse range of artists from rising stars like Caroline Polachek, to established tastemakers like Damon Albarn, this album spans across genres, igniting his fan base and taking him to new heights, creating the perfect launch pad for his upcoming world tour.

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    Loma Vista

    Before Chester Bennington sang, screamed, and serenaded audiences of millions in Linkin Park, the frontman cut his teeth from 1993 to 1998 in his first proper band: Grey Daze. Working at LA’s iconic Sunset Sound Studios, the band really focused on being true to the group's original sound and all their 90s influences. The Phoenix marks the creative completion of their mission to complete Chester’s dream. Play it loud!

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    Easy Eye

    Hank Jr.’s latest album is a sonic testimony to his Blues upbringing. The project came together over three hot days in Nashville, recorded live with the finest blues session players in the country at producer Dan Auerbach’s legendary Easy Eye Sound. Never one to rest on his laurels, even after 56 studio albums, the acclaimed Country Music Hall of Fame member is still finding new creative ground to explore.

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    New West

    These songs come from Lund’s country-rock-folk wheelhouse. And while he doesn’t reinvent them, he and his band deliver lively, empathetic versions that will renew your appreciation for the songs you’re familiar with and pique your interest in the writers of those you’re not. “I’m fortunate to count a lot of world class songwriters as good pals,” Lund says. “These tunes bring a smile to my face and I hope they do the same for you.”

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    Warner

    Life Is Yours feels like a natural evolution for Foals, its disco-tinged guitars, tight syncopated rhythms and punchy, insistent hooks echoing their roots as purveyors of rambunctious house party chaos. Thematically, it’s escapist, transportive and in rapture at life’s endless possibilities. It’s a record that’s perfectly in tune with the prevailing atmosphere of this moment in time – a life-affirming celebration as the world is reunited.

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    Sub Pop

    Drawing from jangly, guitar-centric 80s college rock, RBCF’s latest album infuses the easygoing vibe with nuanced political songwriting. While vocals may be something of an afterthought for this band, the guitars themselves are anything but. The album never stops paying off with fidgety riffs, voluptuous tones, and sparkling flourishes. They mine so many shades and distinct variations that each song feels like a pull of a slot machine.

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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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    XL Recordings

    Of all the projects to emerge from the Radiohead camp, The Smile (Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Sons of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner) are certainly deserving of making it beyond the listenership of super-fans only. Whether you’re chomping at the bit for a new Radiohead album, or simply want to listen to some wonderfully executed and experimental alternative rock, this is a record worthy of your time.

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  • New Release Round-Up 06-24-22

    Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever

    Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever - Loma Vista
    Sometimes, Forever, the immersive and compulsively replayable new Soccer Mommy full-length, cements Sophie Allison’s status as one of the most gifted songwriters making rock music right now. The album finds Sophie broadening the borders of her aesthetic without abandoning the unsparing lyricism and addictive melodies that made earlier songs so easy to obsess over. To support her vision Sophie enlisted producer Daniel Lopatin, whose recent credits include the Uncut Gems movie score and The Weeknd’s Dawn FM.

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    Jack Johnson - Meet The Moonlight

    Jack Johnson - Meet The Moonlight - Republic
    Meet The Moonlight, Jack Johnson's eighth studio LP and first full-length release in five years, was produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes, Perfume Genius, Jim James) and recorded in Los Angeles and Hawaii. The creation process marks a major artistic milestone from past work, taking shape from a one-on-one collaboration with Mills and unveiled an intimate and highly experimental process that involved embedding Johnson's elegantly stripped-back arrangements with enchanting sonic details.

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    Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince: Deluxe

    Arooj Aftab - Vulture Prince: Deluxe - Verve
    On the deluxe edition of her breakthrough album, Arooj Aftab's remarkable voice, backed by a team of renowned musicians, transports listeners to worlds once known. Intimate compositions unveil mystical passage into Aftab's emotionally gripping symphonic world - vast with colorful sounds and transcendent of genre.

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    Conan Gray - SUPERACHE

    Conan Gray - SUPERACHE - Republic
    Conan Gray has emerged as one of the pre-eminent pop superstars of his generation. After the commercial success of the global multi-platinum hits, “Heather” and “Maniac,” his music maintains its unflinching authenticity and originality. Gray’s debut album, Kid Krow, reached #5 on the Billboard 200, #1 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart, and was the biggest new artist debut of the year. Gray’s much anticipated sophomore album, SUPERACHE, is released this week.

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    Luke Combs - Growin’ Up
    Just Mustard - Heart Under
    Caamp - Lavender Days
    G. Love & Special Sauce - Philadelphia Mississippi
    Porcupine Tree - Closure / Continuation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2LP]
    Coheed & Cambria - Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Sea Blue 2LP]
    Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At The Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook
    The Tragically Hip - Live At The Roxy
    Christina Perri - a lighter shade of blue
    Mello Music Group - Self Sacrifice [Indie Exclusive Limited Magma Edition LP]
    Muna - Muna
    Regina Spektor - Home, before and after
    Hollie Cook - Happy Hour [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Orchid & Tangerine LP]
    +++ (Crosses) - Initiation / Protection [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single]
    Alexisonfire - Otherness
    Petrol Girls - Baby [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
    Cimafunk - El Alimento
    Kanye West - Donda [Deluxe 4LP]
    These Arms Are Snakes - Oxeneers Or The Lion Sleeps When Its Antelope Go Home [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
    Zola Jesus - Arkhon [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Eco Mix LP]
    The Driver Era - Girlfriend [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Green 2LP]
    Phil Lynott + Thin Lizzy - Songs For While I'm Away + The Boys Are Back In Town [Blu-ray/DVD/CD]

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    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Various Artists - Minions: The Rise Of Gru

    Various Artists - Minions: The Rise Of Gru - Decca
    The original soundtrack to Minions: The Rise Of Gru promises another exciting installment in the Minions franchise. Produced by Jack Antonoff and filled to the brim with a star-studded list of artists, you can expect a very funky listening experience. Indie Exclusive Gru Blue 2 LP.

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    UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro - Unprecedented

    UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro - Unprecedented - UMe
    UB40 featuring Ali Campbell & Astro's album, Unprecedented, is the follow-up to 2018's A Real Labour of Love that went to #2 on the U.K. charts. Recorded in studios in London and Jamaica between lockdowns, the album is a collection of songs that Ali & Astro have loved for many years by artists they admire (such as Stevie Wonder and Kris Kristofferson) alongside self-penned tracks inspired by the pandemic and the state of the U.K. at the moment.

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  • New Release Round-Up 06-17-22

    The Beach Boys - Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys

    The Beach Boys - Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys - Capitol
    Originally released in 2003 with 30 tracks, UMe has updated the classic Sounds Of Summer compilation by The Beach Boys. The Expanded Edition 6 LP set features 80 key tracks from their storied career (all newly remastered) with 24 new stereo mixes, including two first-time stereo mixes. Limited pressing on 180-gram vinyl with updated photos and liner notes.

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    Foals - Life is Yours [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
    Corb Lund - Songs My Friends Wrote [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Autographed Color LP]
    Prince - The Gold Experience
    The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 2LP]
    Lit - Tastes Like Gold
    Mt. Joy - Orange Blood [Translucent Orange LP]
    Calum Scott - Bridges
    Brett Eldredge - Songs About You
    Oddisee - Rock Creek Park [Indie Exclusive Autumn Gold Edition LP]
    Flume - Palaces
    The Alarm - Omega [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
    Hank Williams Jr. - Rich White Honky Blues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold Splatter LP]
    John Carpenter & Alan Howarth - They Live OST [RSD Essential Black & White Galaxy LP]
    Logic - Vinyl Days
    Black Marble - Bigger Than Life: SB 15 Year Edition [Royal Blue LP]
    Rick Springfield - Working Class Dog: 40th Anniversary Special Live Edition [CD/DVD]
    A Place To Bury Strangers - Keep Slipping Away [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Vinyl Single]
    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Quarters!



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  • What's New 6-10-22

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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 Available on 8/19*

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    BMG

    In 2021, Wainwright and a laser-sharp jazz quartet gathered at Capitol for a livestream of a dozen-plus Garland favorites, a miniature reprise of his lavish Judy At Carnegie Hall symphonic recreations. Through muted but magnetic takes on classics like “How Long Has This Been Going On” and “Over The Rainbow,” Wainwright finds timely strata of darkness and hope. Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall was a spectacle of splendid imitation; here's a showcase of sensitive interpretation.

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  • New Release Round-Up 06-10-22

    Carrie Underwood - Denim & Rhinestones

    Carrie Underwood - Denim & Rhinestones - Capitol Nashville
    Carrie Underwood releases a brand new studio country album called Denim & Rhinestones. The album includes 12 tracks including her latest hit single- "Ghost Story". Carrie is a true multi-format, multi-media superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, film, and as a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur. She has sold more than 66 million records worldwide, recorded 28 #1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), and has seven albums that are certified Platinum or Multi-Platinum by the RIAA, all while continuing to sell out arena tours across North America and the UK.

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    Elton John - Madman Across The Water: 50th Anniversary Edition

    Elton John - Madman Across The Water: 50th Anniversary Edition - Mercury
    Madman Across The Water, released in 1971, is the 4th studio album by Elton John. The 4 LP box set includes a 40-page booklet with introductions by Elton and Bernie, photos and a full essay featuring interviews with many who helped make the album, a reproduced 1971 poster, plus memorabilia and artwork from the Rocket Archive. LP 1: Remastered version of the album. LP 2 & 3: Piano demo version of the album + live and alternate versions. LP 4: BBC Sounds for Saturday concert, first aired in 1972.



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    The Rolling Stones - Licked Live In NYC
    Motionless In White - Scoring The End Of The World
    Royksopp - Profound Mysteries
    Judah & the Lion - Revival
    Kiss - Kiss Off The Soundboard: Donington 1996 (Live)
    Vance Joy - In Our Own Sweet Time
    Rufus Wainwright - Rufus Does Judy At Capitol Studios
    The Doobie Brothers - Liberte
    BTS - Proof [Standard Edition]
    Grace Ives - Janky Star
    George Ezra - Gold Rush Kid
    Richard Ashcroft - C'mon People (We're Making It Now) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Hand Numbered Vinyl Single]
    The Walkmen - You & Me: Sun Studio Edition
    Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders - GarciaLive Vol. 18: November 2nd, 1974 - Keystone Berkeley
    Solemn Brigham - South Sinner Street [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
    Seventh Wonder - The Testament [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver 2LP]
    Joyce Manor - 40 Oz. To Fresno [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Pink LP]
    The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966 [Limited Edition 7in Single Box Set]
    Komar & Melamid/Dave Soldier - The People's Choice Music [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Random Color LP]
    Marc With a C - Shock Treatment (Interpretations) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Random Color LP]
    Worm Quartet - The Pac-Man EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pac-Man Colored LP]


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  • Now Hear This! - June 2022

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  • What's New 6-3-22

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    Loma Vista

    Recorded live, Inside Problems is a rather less meticulous and more spirited band set that examines the questions that keep Bird awake at night, in songs shot through with ‘70s country rock, chamber pop, Appalachian folk and Tin Pan Alley eccentricity. Highlights include a sweety urgent “Fixed Positions” and the easy-swinging, VU-like “The Night Before Your Birthday”.

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    Round Hill Records

    Fans of the GRAMMY-nominated six-piece can expect the same tight, wildly-funky instrumentals Lettuce has always been known for, but in the tightest form they’ve ever taken. And this time around, the guys have gotten the stamp of approval from one of the genre’s most legendary icons, Bootsy Collins, who lends his vocals on “Keep That Funk Alive.”

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    Republic

    Throughout the 14 tracks, Post Malone takes us with him on his trials with fame, giving a glimpse into the irony of seemingly having it all, but feeling like nothing all at the same time. As Post explained, he wants the new songs to “speak more to how I’m feeling at the moment: the ups and downs and the disarray and the bipolar aspect of being an artist in the mainstream.”

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    Boo Boo Wax

    Michael Franti has long been revered for his inspiring music, worldwide philanthropic efforts and the power of optimism. As equal parts musician and activist, Franti continues to offer opportunities for gratitude, solidarity and celebrating how we get through the greatest ups and downs of our lives with our body, mind and soul still in one piece. *Vinyl available 8/12*

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    Sonic Records

    On his ninth studio album, Matt Andersen has drawn from the best roots music has to offer over his decades-long career: down and dirty blues, heart-wrenching soul, life-affirming gospel, and introspective singer-songwriter balladry. These sounds, textures, and influences are laid bare on House to House.

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    Better Noise

    This eclectic collection of masterfully crafted covers includes epic re-imaginings of classics like "Wind of Change" by the Scorpions, "Take a Chance on Me" by Abba, and "Beds are Burning" by Midnight Oil; and features collaborations with artists like Portugal the Man, Brandon Boyd of Incubus, Jewel, Beck & more.

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    Reprise

    A 16-song solo acoustic show from January 30th1971 at UCLA Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Recorded near the end of Neil’s solo tour of Canada and the US following the release of After The Gold Rush. It features Neil on vocals, guitar, harmonica and piano and is released as 1 LP and 1 CD, plus digital. Previously unreleased.

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    Metal Blade

    On August 6th, 2021 Killswitch Engage unleashed a streaming event that took fans by storm. The event took place at The Palladium in the band's native Massachusetts, which has been the site of many iconic KsE shows throughout the band's history. The setlist consists of 2019's Atonement album in full, with some fun and unexpected surprises along the way!

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    Mascot

    Riff-monsters Crobot conjures up the kind of rock 'n' roll that has grooves so powerful they throw you around the room and hooks high enough to shake the heavens. "This is the record we've been wanting to do ever since we started," exclaims vocalist Brandon Yeagley. If we can make you smile, we've done our job".

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    Domino

    Having taken time out after the busy schedule surrounding their 2003 debut album Keep On Your Mean Side, The Kills returned with No Wow in 2005, a dark and brooding musical examination of the period in which New York's punk scene became its dance scene. This 2022 reissue features new mixes of the original album by Tchad Blake (Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Sheryl Crow).

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    ATO

    DBT’s 14th studio album, marks a sharp departure from the trenchant political commentary of their last three records. A reckoning with the dualities of the things that make you alive and how they sometimes can kill you. A life affirming flashlight for the dark nights of one’s soul. As they say in the title track, “Our glory days did kinda suck”.

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    In The Black

    As she has so eloquently accomplished over the past 25 years, Gauthier has used her art once again to traverse the uncharted waters of the past few years. Thankfully, amid dark storms of pandemic loss, she found and followed the beacon of new love: her gift to us, the powerful collection of ten sparkling jewels reflecting both love and loss.

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    Matador

    Horsegirl expertly play with texture, shape, and shade across the record, showcasing their fondness for improvisation and experimentation. From elastic and bright post-punk to instrumental interludes with guitars smeared across the canvas like watercolors, and rough, blown-out pop charm to sharp edges and dark corners.

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  • New Release Round-Up 06-03-22

    Post Malone - Twelve Carat Toothache

    Post Malone - Twelve Carat Toothache - Mercury
    Post Malone (9-time Grammy nominee) says of Twelve Carat Toothache, "I think this whole record is the most honest record I've made, and I'm so pumped for people to hear it. Every song in there tells a story."

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    S.G. Goodman - Teeth Marks

    S.G. Goodman - Teeth Marks - Verve
    On her sophomore album, S.G. Goodman brings a series of powerful vignettes to life, with a sound that builds off her Southern roots but ventures deeper into indie rock and punk. Teeth Marks is about what love actually is: its psychological and physical imprint, its light, and its darkness.

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    Ben Zaidi - Acre of Salt.

    Ben Zaidi - Acre of Salt. - Nettwerk Records
    "Fusing elements of each of his early influences, from Joni Mitchell to Phoebe Bridgers, Zaidi is creating soundscapes that bring awareness of documenting the euphoric high-and-low feelings of youth." - Unpublished Magazine. "Reminds us of the Garden State soundtrack in all of it's closeness and acoustic guitar strumming. This one's terrific." - American Songwriter. '2013' is a sweeping nostalgic offering from Zaidi... emotive, lyrically dense reflections... pulling from folk touchstones." - Under The Radar. "Formerly lo-fi, now increasingly hi-fi future soul musician." - KEXP

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    Jasmyn - In The Wild

    Jasmyn - In The Wild - Anti
    Jasmyn is the new solo project created by Jasmyn Burke, former singer-song- writer and frontwoman of the critically acclaimed Canadian band, Weaves. Having two JUNO nominations for Alternative Album of the Year and two SOCAN Songwriting Prize nominations, Burke has established herself as one of Canada’s most exciting and fresh voices.  With this new project, she has decided to use her own name, Jasmyn, to mark the start of exploring her own unique sound as a solo artist. Collaborating remotely with Los Angeles-based producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten) on a body of work she had compiled over months of being in lockdown. Finally in the Spring of 2021, Jasmyn went to LA to record with Congleton, exploring themes of finding patterns in life and how to perhaps change them. On the general direction of her new album In The Wild, Jasmyn said, “This was written during the Fall of 2020; The world was feeling pretty heavy, and I felt myself wanting to write music that created a mood of happiness and space to grow. I feel like I have grown and changed as a person over the last few years and wanted to write songs that created a sense of confidence and well-being.”

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    Frank Sinatra - Watertown: Remastered

    Frank Sinatra - Watertown: Remastered - Capitol
    Released in 1970, Watertown is a lost masterpiece. It was a turning point for Frank Sinatra: a concept album from the man who pioneered the concept album, written by Bob Gaudio, of Four Seasons fame, and Jake Holmes, who previously had written the Four Seasons’ own concept album. Despite a top 5 AC chart showing for the single “I Would Be In Love (anyway),” the album was poorly received at the time, but has gone through a re-evaluation in recent years and is now considered one of Sinatra’s finest recordings. The LP edition featuring the original 10-track sequence, a package with all original lyrics, a printed sleeve with new liner notes, a track-by-track breakdown from Mr. Gaudio, and a 12” X 24” poster.

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    Darius Rucker - #1’s Volume 1

    Darius Rucker - #1’s Volume 1 - Capitol Nashville
    Darius Rucker releases his #1’s on CD for the first time. It includes 10 #1 Hits that span over 10 years. It begins with "Don't Think I Don't Think About It" which was his first #1 and all of the way up to 2020 with his #1- "Beers and Sunshine". Darius has released 5 solo country albums on Capitol Records Nashville that have included 10 #1 Country Songs.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


    Just Mustard - Heart Under [Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP] Video Available

    Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: I. Crescent
    Drive-By Truckers - Welcome 2 Club XIII
    Prince & The Revolution - Live
    Andrew Bird - Inside Problems [Indie Exclusive Apple Red LP]
    Angel Olsen - Big Time
    Mr. Little Jeans - Better Days
    Michael Franti & Spearhead - Follow Your Heart
    Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Endless Rooms
    The Kills - No Wow: The Tchad Blake Mix 2022 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
    Apollo Brown & Guilty Simpson - Dice Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Splatter Edition LP]
    Crobot - Feel This
    Don Davis - The Matrix – Original Motion Score: The Complete Edition
    Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded [RSD Essential Metallic Silver LP]
    Fantastic Negrito - White Jesus Black Problems [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tan LP]
    Memphis May Fire - Remade in Misery
    Nicki Bluhm - Avondale Drive [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
    You Me At Six - Sinners Never Sleep: 10th Anniversary
    Now That's What I Call Country, Volume 15
    Now That’s What I Call Country Classics: 80’s
    Seventeen - SEVENTEEN 4th Album 'Face the Sun' [ep.1 Control]
    Clutch - Robot Hive/Exodus: Clutch Collector's Series
    Charlie Musselwhite - Mississippi Son


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  • What's New 5-27-22

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    Nonesuch

    Drop Out Boogie captures a number of first takes that hark back to the stripped-down blues rock of their early days making music together in Akron, Ohio, basements. The duo welcomed new collaborators Billy F. Gibbons, Greg Cartwright, and Angelo Petraglia to the sessions, marking the first time they've invited multiple new contributors to work simultaneously on one of their own albums.

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    Rough Trade

    Soak’s brilliant melodies are on full display here. Lead single “Last July” features a masterfully off-kilter vocal set against swooning guitars, creating a lush pop song that wouldn’t be out of place in the end credits of a 90s coming-of-age film. Lyrically, it manages to be both playful and self-aware. The idea of identity is central to the record and lyrics are as deeply personal as they are universal.

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    Sub Pop

    Raw, sugary blast of distorted pop. The debut album from METZ guitarist and vocalist Alex Edkins contains all of his main band's bite with an unexpected, yet totally satisfying, sweetness. Imagine The Amps covering Big Star, or the gloriously hissy miniature epics of classic-era Guided by Voices combined with the bombast of Copper Blue- era Sugar-just tons of red-line distortion cut with the type of tunecraft that thrills the moment it hits your ears.

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    Century Media

    Two decades into their venerable careers, the death metal savants are back with their new record. Their seventh studio album is a riff-driven assault that captures the tension of the modern condition and channels it into 9 songs of ripping end-times death metal. Spewing with Orwellian invective and razor-sharp songwriting, Complete Control is a much-needed wake-up call for the disaffected and dispossessed.

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    Grand Jury

    Jordana's mission is simple: keep trying to be her, even when it's hard. So it's no surprise perseverance and self-discovery are central themes on her first album. "The album title has a few meanings to me. Mostly, it's about not giving up," says the 21-year-old polymath. "The wall can be anything in your way. The album is a sort of reminder to myself that I have to face those things, and I can't take the easy route and turn around."

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    Relapse

    Heavy Pendulum showcases everything that has long established Cave In as one of the best contemporary rock, hardcore, and metal bands since their monumental 1998 debut. From the driving tracks such as crushing opener "New Reality" to the metallic edge of "Blood Spiller", Heavy Pendulum sees Cave In look back at their discography and capture their most memorable, visceral, and forward-thinking moments.

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    UMe

    Written by the band over the past two years it features 15 tracks including the anthemic, stadium-ready singles “Kick” and “Fire It Up”, with guest vocals from Alison Krauss on “This Guitar” and “Lifeless”. The album title references T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” with nods to T.Rex, David Bowie and Mott The Hoople across the album, which mixes the sound of their classic spirit with modern fire.

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    Fat Possum

    These 13 hits feel like flashlights in the dark, acknowledging how difficult everything from love and sex to living and dying can be while supplying the inspiration of their own experiences. “There’s a hole in my window/I was wondering how the rain was getting in,” Emily Kempf sings during the magnetic “Window,” acknowledging the problem before jubilantly exclaiming she’s moving toward something new. “Blue skies!”

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    Last Gang

    After spending over two decades together, Stars’ ninth album finds the Montreal indie rockers discussing the inevitability of mortality while celebrating the joys that make life worth living. Beautiful, bittersweet and inevitably brilliant, From Capelton Hill is a melancholic and melodic album about all of life’s foibles that will keep you warm in even the coldest moments.

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    Zappo Production

    ‘Flicted completes a trilogy of song collections (Absolute Zero and Non-Secure Connection) based on film “cues” Hornsby composed for writer and director Spike Lee. This unique approach enables him to build upon and explore new stylistic techniques while collaborating with a wide variety of talented artists. On ‘Flicted, Hornsby’s goal was to make a more upbeat record overall, speaking on COVID-19 using the world of science as a recurring influence.

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    Daptone

    Before Dan Klein's unfortunate passing, The Frightnrs agreed to keep a promise he asked of them - continue making music together. Thanks to vocal stems captured in previous recording sessions, Klein's other-worldly voice lives on. The Frightnrs returned to the studio and painstakingly conceptualized, tracked, re-tracked and mixed them into a complete album with their beloved friend singing lead.

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    Loosegroove Records

    The second release from Pearl Jam co-founder Stone Gossard, folksinger Mason Jennings, soul innovator Brittany Davis, and iconic drummer Matt Chamberlain - is more than the sum of its parts. It's a different equation entirely, one that creates a genre-bending, rhythmic rock sound that makes room for electronic soundscapes, organic bombast, and four-way songwriting collaborations that defy categorization.

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  • New Release Round-Up 05-27-22

    Def Leppard - Diamond Star Halos

    Def Leppard - Diamond Star Halos - Mercury
    Diamond Star Halos is the brand new album from Def Leppard, their first since their chart topping self-titled Def Leppard record in 2015. Written by the band over the past two years it features 15 tracks including the anthemic, stadium-ready singles “Kick” and “Fire It Up”, with guest vocals from Alison Krauss on “This Guitar” and “Lifeless”. The album title references T. Rex’s “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” with nods to T.Rex, David Bowie and Mott The Hoople across the album, which mixes the sound of their classic spirit with modern fire.

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    Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary [Super Deluxe 8 LP/7in Single]

    Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary - Geffen
    Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind Super Deluxe contains 8 LPs on 180-gram heavy vinyl showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Melbourne, Tokyo and Del Mar, California. Also included is a first-ever 7-inch for “Endless, Nameless” with B-sides “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm,” and a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos. Also available LP+7in, Deluxe 2CD and Super Deluxe 5 CD/Blu-ray Box Set.

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    ABBA - ABBA - Album Box Set

    ABBA - ABBA - Album Box Set - Capitol
    The set, which includes the quartet's triumphant 2021 reunion set, Voyage, coincides with the opening of the unique concert experience ABBA Voyage at the ABBA Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London. The 10LP edition is pressed on 180-gram, heavyweight vinyl and housed in a bespoke box. The 10LP Box Set brings the ABBA story right up to date with the inclusion of Voyage, the 2021 album that added a spectacular new chapter to their unrivalled story. It topped the charts in 18 countries around the world, winning numerous platinum and gold certifications and becoming the group's highest-ranking album in the US in ABBA's history, at No.2. Voyage topped the charts in the UK and across most of Europe, as well as in Australia. Despite only being released in November 2021, it became the No.1 album of the year in Germany, Sweden, and elsewhere, and No.3 in the UK.  The set also includes ABBA Tracks, with such non-album singles as "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)," "Fernando," and other favorite B-sides. Also available 10CD Box Set.

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    Just Mustard - Heart Under [Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP] Video Available

    Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
    Liam Gallagher - C'mon You Know [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
    Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends: 20th Anniversary Edition [LP + 10in]
    Jack Harlow - Come Home The Kids Miss You
    Doja Cat - Planet Her [Deluxe 2LP]
    Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Pink LP]
    Painted Shield - Painted Shield 2
    Some Girls - Heaven's Pregnant Teens [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Gold Swirl LP]
    Dehd - Blue Skies [Limited Edition Pink Lipstick LP]
    Bright Eyes - A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded 1995-1997: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
    Bright Eyes - Letting Off The Happiness: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
    Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
    Caroline Polachek - Billions [Red Vinyl Single]
    Various Artists - Top Gun: Maverick (Music From The Motion Picture)
    Tears For Fears - The Tipping Point [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Picture Disc LP]
    Bruce Hornsby - 'Flicted [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Yellow LP]
    HAAi - Baby, We're Ascending [Limited Edition Splatter LP]
    Jonny Greenwood - The Power Of The Dog (Soundtrack From The Netflix Film)
    The Frightnrs - Always [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Splatter LP]
    ENHYPEN - DIMENSION : SENKOU [Standard Edition CD]
    The Locust - New Erections [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Smoke LP]
    Ugly Heroes - Ugly Heroes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
    Decapitated - Cancer Culture [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]


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  • What's New 5-20-22

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    Legacy

    Featuring two of the band’s most well-known songs, “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” and “Rock The Casbah” Combat Rock is being re-released as a 180g 3LP special edition, with an additional 12-tracks compiled by band. The People’s Hall charts the period from what was their last single right up to the release of Combat Rock, including unheard, rare and early versions of tracks. Also includes rare Pennie Smith images + history of Frestonia essay by Tom Vague.

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    Better Noise

    Expectations never mattered to Bad Wolves. Instead, the Los Angeles band fused unpredictable metallic intensity and impressive instrumental proficiency to arena-ready hooks, transforming from underdogs into elite platinum-certified hard rock contenders without compromise or apology. Dear Monsters continues this trajectory with the addition of The Acacia Strain’s Daniel Laskiewicz as lead vocalist.

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  • New Release Round-Up 05-20-22

    Mavis Staples & Levon Helm - Carry Me Home

    Mavis Staples & Levon Helm - Carry Me Home - Anti
    Iconic singer Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, and during her 70+ year career one of her most beloved musical moments was her riveting performance in Martin Scorsese's film' The Last Waltz,' performing "The Weight", with The Band, a moment that forged a life-long friendship between her and Levon Helm. Staples came to Woodstock, NY to perform as part of Helm's renowned Midnight Ramble series, and the ensuing concert-available now for the first time on the rousing new ANTI- Records release 'Carry Me Home'-would mark a personal high watermark for both artists. Captured live in the summer of 2011, 'Carry Me Home' showcases two of the past century's most iconic voices coming together in love and joy, tracing their shared roots and celebrating the enduring power of faith and music. The setlist was righteous that night, mixing vintage gospel and soul with timeless folk and blues, and the performances were loose and playful, fueled by an ecstatic atmosphere that was equal parts family reunion and tent revival. Read between the lines, though, and there's an even more poignant story at play here. Neither Staples nor Helm knew that this would be their last performance together-the collection marks one of Helm's final recordings before his death-and listening back now, a little more than a decade later, tunes like "This May Be The Last Time" and "Farther Along" take on new, bittersweet meaning. The result is an album that's at once a time capsule and a memorial, a blissful homecoming and a fond farewell, a once-in-a-lifetime concert-and friendship-preserved for the ages. Staples and the night's soulful crew of backup singers handle the vast majority of the vocal work here, but it's perhaps album closer "The Weight," which features Helm chiming in with lead vocals for the first time, that stands as the concert's most emotional moment."It never crossed my mind that it might be the last time we'd see each other," says Staples. "He was so full of life and so happy that week. He was the same old Levon I'd always known, just a beautiful spirit inside and out." "My dad built The Midnight Rambles to restore his spirit, his voice, and his livelihood," says Helm's daughter, Amy, who sang backup vocals with her father and Staples at their performance. "He'd risen back up from all that had laid him down, and to have Mavis come sing and sanctify that stage was the ultimate triumph for him."

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    Harry Styles - Harry’s House
    Van Morrison - What's It Gonna Take?
    Train - AM Gold
    Jo Schornikow - Altar
    Avi Kaplan - Floating On A Dream [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice LP]
    Frankie and the Witch Fingers - Levitation Sessions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Simulation Splatter LP]
    Porridge Radio - Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky
    Gavin Degraw - Face The River
    The Police - Around The World: Restored & Expanded [Silver LP/DVD]
    Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk - Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk [Deluxe Edition 2LP]
    John Coltrane - My Favorite Things: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
    Cave In - Heavy Pendulum [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Gold LP]
    Pusha T - It's Almost Dry
    Spice - Viv
    Steve Vai - Flex-Able: 36th Anniversary
    Tourist - Inside Out
    Suicidal Tendencies - Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Deja Vu [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Fruit Punch LP]
    Moby - Reprise: Remixes
    Hanson - Red Green Blue
    Jordana - Face The Wall [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
    John Doe - Fables In A Foreign Land [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black With Gold Swirl LP]
    Craig Finn - A Legacy of Rentals
    The Verlaines - Live at the Windsor Castle, Auckland, May 1986

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Music Releases 06-24-22

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Soccer Mommy Sometimes, Forever [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink/Black Splatter LP] New Vinyl: $24.97
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Jack Johnson Meet The Moonlight [Black LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
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Conan Gray SUPERACHE [Ruby Red LP] New Vinyl: $43.97
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Luke Combs Growin’ Up New CD: $11.96
Arooj Aftab Vulture Prince: Deluxe [2 LP] New Vinyl: $28.97
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Just Mustard Heart Under [Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP] New Vinyl: $27.97
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Caamp Lavender Days [Pink & Purple Galaxy Swirl LP] New Vinyl: $28.97
G. Love & Special Sauce Philadelphia Mississippi [LP] New Vinyl: $23.97
Porcupine Tree Closure / Continuation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2LP] New Vinyl: $32.97
Coheed & Cambria Vaxis II: A Window of the Waking Mind [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Sea Blue 2LP] New Vinyl: $43.97
Ella Fitzgerald Ella At The Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook [LP] New Vinyl: $23.97
The Tragically Hip Live At The Roxy [2LP] New Vinyl: $45.99
Christina Perri a lighter shade of blue New CD: $14.98
Mello Music Group Self Sacrifice [Indie Exclusive Limited Magma Edition LP] New Vinyl: $28.97
Goose Dripfield [White 2LP] New Vinyl: $34.97
Regina Spektor Home, before and after New CD: $11.99
Hollie Cook Happy Hour [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Orchid & Tangerine LP] New Vinyl: $20.98
+++ (Crosses) Initiation / Protection [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl Single] New Vinyl: $16.98
Surfaces Pacifico [Clear LP] New Vinyl: $28.97
Jack M. Senff Low Spirit [LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
Namir Blade Metropolis [Longbox CD] New CD: $17.98
El Michels Affair Meets Liam Bailey Ekundayo Inversions: Instrumentals [Yellow LP] New Vinyl: $21.97
Cimafunk El Alimento [LP] New Vinyl: $21.97
Kanye West Donda [Deluxe 4LP] New Vinyl: $58.97

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