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  • What's New 10-15-21

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    Daptone

    Newly mixed and in stereo as guided by the original "reproduced for disc" version by Phil Spector. The Super Deluxe Edition includes 27 unreleased session recordings, a 4-track Let It Be EP, the 1969 unreleased 14-track "Get Back" stereo LP mix, and a 100-page hardback book with an intro by Paul McCartney, track-by-track recording information, and many unseen photos, notes, and more.

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    Ipecac

    Five Legged Dog, a four-album acoustic retrospective/covers tribute, is a testament to Melvins’ unmatched work ethic and their penchant for pushing the envelope, then shredding it to bits. Said founder, Buzz Osborne, “One acoustic record seems like a joke and two is pretty normal, but doing FOUR?!? That’s like going to war against an army of gorillas on LSD.”

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    Cooking Vinyl

    This special, 10-year anniversary set doesn’t mess with the deceptively simple formula (perky J Pop melodies + heavy metal riffage) that got them to where they are now - a ten-night stand at Tokyo’s legendary Budokan venue. It’s two discs packed full of the catchy, yet crushing tunes to help celebrate the past decade under our dark overlords. All hail the Fox God!

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    Mascot

    With a wide swath of inspirations, ranging from southern gospel to Neil Young, Ray Charles, and Merle Haggard to the hard rock of Ozzy Osbourne and of course, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Thunderbolts rise up with a scorching signature style steeped in soulful southern swagger, embodying the blue-collar working man who has put their foot down on the accelerator towards the rock 'n roll American dream.

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    Fat Possum

    Nichols, Fat Possum's first solo blues signing in nearly 20 years, wrestles with prescient topics, such as empathy and forgiveness, regret and loss on moving, and the pitfalls of lives lived too close to the edge. At the forefront of each song is Nichols' rich voice and evocative, virtuosic guitar-playing, augmented on half of the nine tracks by a simple, cadent drum line.

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    Show Dog

    2020 was "a reset button I never would have hit,” says Keith. For the first several months he stayed in Mexico. "It was like being on the moon," he says of the solitude. “I thought, 'You've written a long list of songs by yourself, dumbass. Get up and get busy!' I went through the ideas I keep on my phone and thought, 'Shit, I need to write these.'" And with that, Peso, Keith’s first album in five years, was born.

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    Highway 20 Records

    Each volume in Lu’s Jukebox features a themed set of songs by other artists curated by the multi-Grammy award winner, Lucinda Williams. While Volume 1 featured songs from Tom Petty's celebrated career and Volume 2 focused on the southern soul genre, Volume 3 covers the songs of Bob Dylan, including "It Takes A Lot To Laugh", "Not Dark Yet", "Blind Willie McTell", and more.

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    Home Records

    While Lu's Jukebox Volume 1 featured songs by Tom Petty, Volume 2 focused on the southern soul genre, and Volume 3 covered works by Bob Dylan, Volume 4 includes a selection of country classics from the 1960s, including "Make The World Go Away", "Don't Let Me Cross Over", "Gentle On My Mind", "The End Of The World" and more.

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    Island

    The sophomore album from platinum-certified singer/songwriter and producer Chelsea Cutler is here. This new chapter follows her critically acclaimed 2020 debut album, How To Be Human, and double EPs with Jeremy Zucker for brent (2019) & brent ii (2021). *Available on Indie Exclusive Edition Signed CD*

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    BMG

    Anybody expecting hair-raising guitar voodoo won’t be disappointed. Santana immersed himself in the creation of Blessings and Miracles over a two-year period, serving as producer and collaborating with record makers and writers such as Diane Warren, Narada Michael Walden, Chris Stapleton and Peter Stengaard. It’s an album full of revelations, epiphanies.

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  • New Release Round-Up 10-15-21

    The Beatles - Let It Be: Special Edition

    The Beatles - Let It Be: Special Edition - Capitol
    Newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo as guided by the original "reproduced for disc" version by Phil Spector. The Super Deluxe Edition includes 27 unreleased session recordings, a 4-track Let It Be EP, the 1969 unreleased 14-track "Get Back" stereo LP mix by Glyn Johns, and a 100-page hardback book with an intro by Paul McCartney, track-by-track recording information, and many unseen photos, notes, and more. A slipcase box set houses the 4 LPs, 12" EP, and hardbound book. Also available Limited Edition Super Deluxe 5CD/Blu-ray Audio Box SetIndie Exclusive Limited Edition Picture Disc LPDeluxe 2CDLP and CD.

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    Pokey LaFarge - In The Blossom Of Their Shade

    Pokey LaFarge - In The Blossom Of Their Shade - New West Records
    Pokey LaFarge's 7th studio solo album, In The Blossom Of Their Shade, showcases the positivity of coming out of the darkness and into the light. When the 2020 global pandemic hit, LaFarge’s rigorous work ethic powered him through the potentially challenging creative period. As days became a couple months, songs blossomed from embryonic ideas into full-formed ones and he was ready to move on, which typified his mindset as a working artist. With this record LaFarge captures the thematic notion of being the perfect summer afternoon soundtrack...the type of music you want to listen to while having a cocktail with your significant other. It makes sense musically as well — LaFarge intentionally crafted songs that created space and have melodies that can glide throughout a composition that’s a far cry from the swing and blues-infused songs of his earlier work. LaFarge is an artist who refuses to rest on his laurels and compromise. He’s always motivated and ready to create. With In the Blossom of Their Shade the album is one of LaFarge’s strongest and most mature efforts to date.  

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    North Americans - Going Steady

    North Americans - Going Steady - Third Man Records
    Official reissue of North Americans' 2018 breakthrough album, Going Steady. Originally limited to 100 vinyl LPs. "For a piece that feels as if it could float away into nothing, GOING STEADY becomes the night." - NPR. 

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    Toby Keith - Peso In My Pocket

    Toby Keith - Peso In My Pocket - Show Dog, LLC
    Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith releases his first all-new Show Dog Nashville album in more than five years. Peso In My Pocket was co-produced by Kenny Greenberg and Keith, and features the highest Billboard Country Airplay chart debut of his career with the lead single "Old School." Though Keith has accomplished much since the 2015 release of 35 MPH Town - perhaps most notably in writing the Clint Eastwood inspired "Don't Let The Old Man In" - a new studio album was long overdue. And Peso In My Pocket has more than a little to do with the worldwide pandemic. "My whole musical career, I haven't been off the road this long," Keith says, calling 2020 "a reset button I never would have hit." Also deserving of credit for the collection is Mexico, where Keith has a house he stayed at for the first several months of the crisis. "It was like being on the moon," he says. "A lot of my friends down there were afraid they wouldn't be let back in the U.S., so they all went home. I wasn't on the road and nobody could go anywhere, so I thought, 'You've written a long list of songs by yourself, dumbass. Get up and get busy!' I went through the ideas I keep on my phone and thought, 'Shit, I need to write these.'"

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    Xenia Rubinos - Una Rosa

    Xenia Rubinos - Una Rosa - Anti
    Xenia Rubinos is a New York City based artist who's been revered for her innovative voice and maze-like knack for melody. Una Rosa is Rubinos' third album, her second on Anti- Records, following up her critically acclaimed Black Terry Cat (2016).Xenia Rubinos dips in and out of genre and structure to create movingly powerful songs. Her powerhouse vocals stem from a combination of R&B, Hip-Hop and Jazz influences, all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Pitchfork has lauded the radiant singer as "a unique new pop personality" while The New Yorker described her work as "rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre."Having previously collaborated and toured with acts as diverse as Battles, Deerhoof, Man Man and Tune-Yards, Rubinos' energetic live show echoes some of the larger than life icons she admired as a child like Nina Simone and Erykah Badu, while wielding a space in music that is utterly her own. "I think my sound is a collage of different music coming together on a visceral level, connecting the dots with my voice and imagination," she said.Una Rosa is produced by Rubinos along with her longtime collaborator and drummer Marco Buccelli, and is full of color- drawing much of it's multichromatic sound from the bright colors of pop art, which Xenia was immersed in during the writing process.

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    Jon Batiste - WE ARE: Deluxe

    Jon Batiste - WE ARE: Deluxe - Verve
    WE ARE is a career-changing, chart-topping album from musician & activist Jon Batiste. WE ARE celebrates Black American culture & music while exploring themes of lineage, authenticity, excellence & evolution. This album is about honoring roots & traditions, while looking forward to the future & constantly evolving. Featuring Mavis Staples, Zadie Smith, Kizzo, & many more. This expanded deluxe edition includes new features from Tori Kelly, BJ The Chicago Kid, & a new remix from Big Freedia.

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    Norah Jones - I Dream Of Christmas

    Norah Jones - I Dream Of Christmas - Blue Note
    Norah Jones has been a warm voice of comfort and reassurance for nearly 20 years since her cozy 2002 debut, Come Away With Me. Now, the 9x GRAMMY-winning artist has made her first holiday album with I Dream Of Christmas, a collection of timeless seasonal favorites (“White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Christmas Time Is Here”) and profound new originals that explore the complicated emotions of the past year and our hopes that this holiday season will be full of joy and togetherness.

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    cleopatrick - BUMMER

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

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

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

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    Various Artists - The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes

    Various Artists - The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes - Polydor
    Curated by director Todd Haynes, the official soundtrack to his feature documentary (out Oct 15 on Apple TV+) about the highly influential, iconic New York band, The Velvet Underground.

    Also Available: I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico, which is a contemporary tribute to the Velvets debut album.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Tom Morello - The Atlas Underground Fire  Video Available
     

    Coldplay - Music of the Spheres
    Mac Miller - Faces [Limited Edition Transparent Coke Bottle Clear, Transparent Cobalt, Transparent Ruby 3LP]
    The Alarm - History Repeating 1981-2021
    Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Sticky [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blue + Solid Red Splatter LP]
    Judas Priest - Reflections - 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music
    Zac Brown Band - The Comeback
    Melvins - Five Legged Dog
    ENHYPEN - DIMENSION : DILEMMA [CHARYBDIS version]
    Hayden Thorpe - Moondust For My Diamond [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black LP + Signed Print]
    Santana - Blessings And Miracles
    Fuckin Whatever - Fuckin Whatever EP
    Chelsea Cutler - When I Close My Eyes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Signed CD]
    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes (OST)
    Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth - Utopia Ashes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Color LP]
    Lucinda Williams - Lu's Jukebox Vol. 3: Bob's Back Pages: A Night of Bob Dylan Songs
    Lucinda Williams - Lu's Jukebox Vol. 4: Funny How Time Slips Away: A Night of 60's Country Classics
    Various Artists - Pokémon 25: The Album
    FINNEAS - Optimist [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD w/ Signed Insert]
    Yes - The Quest
    Seether - Vicennial – 2 Decades of Seether
    Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej - Divine Tides
    The Joy Formidable - Into The Blue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Gold and Black Marble LP]


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    UPCOMING RELEASES

    My Morning Jacket - My Morning Jacket

    My Morning Jacket - My Morning Jacket - ATO Records
    On their new full-length - the first new music since The Waterfall (2015) - My Morning Jacket reaffirm the rarefied magic that has made them so beloved, embedding each song with moments of discovery, revelation and ecstatic catharsis. It comes after a near permanent hiatus for the band until performing four shows in summer '19 left them with a new energy. Jim James engineered/produced at 64 Sound in LA where the band spent weeks in intentional seclusion emerging with their self-titled 9th album.

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    The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You: 40th Anniversary Edition

    The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You: 40th Anniversary Edition - Interscope
    Tattoo You celebrates 40 years with the release of a brand new Super Deluxe 5 LP Boxset which includes the newly remastered version of Tattoo You, Lost & Found: Rarities, and Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982. Also included is a 124-page book featuring over 200 rare photos from recording sessions and their world tour, plus interviews with producer Chris Kimsey and photographer Hubert Kretzscmar. The package includes a special lenticular sleeve. Also available: CD, 2CD, 4CD/Picture Disc Box Set, LP and 2LP

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    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle

    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle - Impulse!
    This newly discovered live-recording of a performance of the Love Supreme suite is a revelation. Recorded at The Penthouse in Seattle on October 2, 1965, this recording transports the listener to a prime seat for piece of musical history. While not studio-quality audio, the power of the performance shines through. This version is also of the full suite and features an expanded band that includes the same Classic Quartet and Pharoah Sanders in his first official gig as part of Coltrane’s group.

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    Every Time I Die - Radical

    Every Time I Die - Radical - Epitaph
    Every Time I Die is a loud rock institution committed to leaving an outpouring of chaotic passion and blissful malcontent all over their records and on the stage. With boiling charisma and unrelenting energy to spare, the Buffalo, NY band manages not one but two near-impossible tasks. They’ve survived two decades as an underground entity cherished for coloring outside the lines, and contrary to most career arcs, continually improving with each successive album as they charge ahead. ETID makes a glorious hardcore-punk noise. Alchemized by a swampy summoning of Southern rock and coarse poetry, the music swirls beneath sardonic and clever wordplay, cementing them as leaders, not followers. The band’s ninth studio album, Radical, is 16 tracks of peak-ETID, including raucous new anthems. They deliver what you have come to know and love and then diverge into new paths. To say that “All This And War” featuring guest vocals by Josh Scogins from The ‘68 is absolute brutal heaviness is an understatement. It’s an addictive punch in the face, you’ll want on repeat. The boys then run off to explore the dark haunted woods of a more somber and melodic side in the track “Thing With Feathers” featuring Andy Hull from Manchester OrchestraRadical proves with every track that it is a distillation of the strengths of their past, injected with their unyielding revelry and signature sarcasm while cognizant – and fiercely combative – of the present state of world affairs.

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    Jackson + Sellers - Breaking Point

    Jackson + Sellers - Breaking Point - Anti
    Introducing Jackson + Sellers and their debut album Breaking Point, on ANTI records. Jade Jackson and Aubrie Sellers, two rising stars who aligned during the pandemic to write one of the most compelling duo albums of the last decade. Drawn together by instant chemistry, cosmic forces and their ability to write intuitive romantic breakup songs for each other, their album is a window into the dissolution of two different relationships and the formation of another: a perfect, platonic, creative union. United in their desire to write a record that reflected their expansive musical interest from 70s rock to raucous roots to indie pop, their LA written, Nashville recorded album is a masterclass in unexpected vocal harmonic convergence. With Breaking Point, Jackson + Sellers will establish themselves as two individual artists who together, share a deep friendship, musical kinship and the ability to craft tight singular pop rock songs that will embed themselves in your ears for the rest of time.

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  • What's New 10-8-21

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    Empire

    I Care 4 U is the first posthumous compilation album by the "Princess of R&B," Aaliyah. Following her tragic and untimely passing, Blackground Records is releasing the collection of songs from her studio albums and previously unreleased tracks and demos, as well as hit singles and recordings that ultimately did not land on any previous albums. Featuring the previously unreleased "Miss You."

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    Empire

    Ultimate Aaliyah is the second and final compilation album by R&B singer Aaliyah. Originally released by Blackground Records in only the UK, Australia, and Japan, the 2005 double album features one disc of Aaliyah's greatest hits and one disc entitled "Are You Feelin' Me?" containing material from soundtracks and featured work with labelmate Timbaland.

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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.

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    Terapia Productions

    El Alimento is the monumental second album from the Cuban medical-student-turned-Latin-funk-star who crash-landed onto the music scene in 2017 with comparisons to James Brown. Cimafunk masterfully blends Afro-Cuban sounds and rhythms with global funk, hip hop and soul—resulting in a progressive, head-bopping celebration of black music’s power to eclipse borders and cross-pollinate across cultures.

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    Republic

    GRAMMY-winning UK artist James Blake’s first full-length in 3 years, Friends That Break Your Heart, features the hit single, “Say What You Will.” Blake calls this a concept album and worked closely with artist Miles Johnston to design cover art that is a visual encapsulation of the emotions brought forth throughout the body of work. *Available on Indie Exclusive Silver LP*

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    New West

    For their 4th studio album, The Wild Feathers decided to bring the studio to the woods. They spent a week jamming and creating in a pre-civil war built cabin in VanLeer, TN while having the ability to capture the performances while they were fresh. Produced by the band, Alvarado is the truest representation of The Wild Feathers to date.

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    Napalm

    Since releasing their acclaimed debut (2018), the New Zealanders’ kinetic presence and unique sound – combining elements of thrash and groove metal with lyrics in the native indigenous language, te reo Māori — has attracted throngs of fans and media supporters across the globe. With the sheer ruthlessness and untempered passion of their fervid sophomore release, Alien Weaponry is poised for domination.

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  • New Release Round-Up 10-08-21

    Thrice - Horizons/East

    Thrice - Horizons/East - Epitaph
    To emerge from a global pandemic with a renewed sense of situational awareness, hard won insight, and a new album is the kind of move we’ve come to expect from Thrice over the last twenty years. With Horizons/East, Dustin Kensrue and his bandmates address, with candor and courage, the fragile and awkward arrangements that pass for civilization, while inviting us to dwell more knowingly within our own lives. Without surrendering any of the energy and hard edge of their previous albums, they’ve given us a profoundly meditative work which serves as a musical summons to everyday attentiveness. Since forming THRICE with guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge, and drummer Riley Breckenridge in 1998, Kensrue has never been one to back down from a mental fight. This mood is set by the opening synth-driven number “Color of the Sky,” which sounds well-suited to accompany the closing credits of the Stranger Things season finale. Think Flying Lotus giving way to Elbow and setting the listener down in a new dimension. A self-recorded effort, Horizons/East conveys a palpable sense of danger, determination, and possibility.

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    Reba McEntire - Revived Remixed Revisited

    Reba McEntire - Revived Remixed Revisited - MCA Nashville
    Revived Remixed Revisited is a reimagined collection of Reba McEntire's most iconic songs. REVIVED features exciting new arrangements of fan favorites like “Is There Life Out There” and “Can’t Even Get The Blues” recorded with Reba’s touring band. REMIXED takes songs like “Little Rock” and “I’m A Survivor” and spins them in ways like you’ve never heard Reba before. REVISITED produced by the Grammy® award-winning Dave Cobb strips back songs like “Somebody Should Leave” and “Consider Me Gone” to let the raw power of Reba’s vocals shine and features a long-awaited pairing between Reba and Dolly Parton on Reba’s most famous duet, “Does He Love You.” The collection spans Reba’s entire career and offers something for every Reba fan.

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    The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Illusory Walls

    The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Illusory Walls - Epitaph
    Sometimes, the best place to begin is at the end. If you really want to dig deep into Illusory Walls, the fourth album by The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, it definitely helps to do that. That’s because epic closer “Fewer Afraid”—all 19 minutes, 44 seconds of it—doesn’t just revisit the themes and ideas on the ten songs that precede it, but also offers a self-aware summary of the Connecticut band’s entire history. It’s the conclusion of all the stories within the record as well as a nod to all the lives that helped make them—little glimpses of everything that’s come before, on both a micro, immediate level, and a more universal one. “That song is a higher level look at my whole life and the whole world,” explains vocalist/guitarist David F. Bello, “as well as the album, our band and our discography. It places the band in the context of the rest of the world, as if we’re listening to everything that came before. It touches on all the themes of the previous songs, but there are also callbacks to songs
    from earlier in our career. But in this song, they’re the object, not the subject—I’m talking about a world in which these things happen, not talking about these things happening.”  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the band—completed by Steven K. Buttery (drums and percussion), Joshua Cyr (bass/vocals) and Katie Dvorak (vocals/synth)—had nothing but time to realize the full extent of their musical and thematic aspirations. And so, four years on from lauded third album Always Foreign, they were able to make what is undoubtedly the band’s most ambitious and epic record to date. Written and recorded remotely—a first for the band—Illusory Walls takes on the weight of human existence while it’s buckling under the pressure of today’s near-dystopian society. Personal anxieties and political struggles collide with a series of portentous, apocalyptic and dramatic tunes, resulting in some of the darkest music the band has made since forming in 2009.

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    Various Artists - The Best Of Bond...James Bond

    Various Artists - The Best Of Bond...James Bond - Capitol
    The Best Of Bond...James Bond is a compilation featuring celebrated theme songs from the longest-running franchise in the history of cinema. This updated collection includes "No Time to Die" by Billie Eilish, the title theme song from the highly anticipated new film. New additions also include Adele's "Skyfall" and Sam Smith's "Writing's On The Wall," Oscar winners for Best Song in 2013 and 2016, respectively.

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    Darren Criss - A Very Darren Crissmas

    Darren Criss - A Very Darren Crissmas - Decca
    Celebrate the holidays with A Very Darren Crissmas! Darren Criss is a multitalented musician, songwriter, Broadway star, and Emmy/Golden Globe-winning actor famous for his award-winning roles on VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, GLEE, and HOLLYWOOD. His holiday record with Decca Records will be his first full-length album. It showcases creative reimagining of classic tunes and rarely covered hidden gems. Featuring guest artists Lainey Wilson, Adam Lambert, and Evan Rachel Wood.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Sleigh Bells - Texis  Video Available
    The Wild Feathers - Alvarado  Video Available

    James Blake - Friends That Break Your Heart [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
    We Are Scientists - Huffy
    Noah Gundersen - A Pillar Of Salt
    Various Artists - Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2
    The Record Company - Play Loud [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD + Poster]
    the Velveteers - Nightmare Daydream
    Oh Wonder - 22 Break
    Violent Femmes - Why Do Birds Sing?: Deluxe Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Smoke LP]
    S. Raekwon - Where I'm At Now [Orange Custard LP]
    Badbadnotgood - Talk Memory [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2LP]
    Tiberius B - Stains EP [Vinyl]
    Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now: Deluxe Anniversary Edition [Cloudy Clear LP + 7in]
    Josh Turner - King Size Manger
    Trivium - In The Court Of The Dragon [Deluxe]
    Old Dominion - Time, Tequila & Therapy
    Sublime - Sublime [25th Anniversary Cassette]
    Atmosphere - WORD?
    Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
    Carolyn Wonderland - Tempting Fate
    Julia Bardo - Bauhaus, L'Appartamento
    Cimafunk - El Alimento
    Alien Weaponry - Tangaroa
    Newton Faulkner - Interference (Of Light)



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  • Now Hear This! - October 2021

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  • What's New 10-1-21

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    Daptone

    Daptone celebrates 20 years of soulful music with Live at the Apollo. The album brings the electrifying performances that helped put Daptone on the map directly to your living room! Featuring live sets from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Naomi Shelton, Antibalas, The Budos Band, Menahan Street Band, Saun & Starr, The Sugarman 3, as well as em-cee, Binky Griptite.

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    Better Noise

    Asking Alexandria teams up for the first time with Better Noise Music for their seventh studio album, See What's On the Inside. The band returns with a revival and a rebirth after spending the winter of 2021 living in the studio, the first time they had spent an extended period alone together writing and recording in over a decade. The product is the truest album by the band yet.

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    Elektra

    Inspired by the mining of her own history while writing this year’s #1 New York Times Best Selling memoir Broken Horses, In These Silent Days chronicles acceptance, faith, loss and love and channel icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Joni Mitchell - the latter two who, by some sort of cosmic alignment of the stars, have turned out to be close friends in addition to being her biggest heroes and inspirations.

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    Universal

    The first live album from the legendary duo in 25 years, recorded across tour dates at The Beacon Theatre, The Met Philadelphia, and other notable venues. Featuring new, live renditions of “Hey Nineteen,” “Aja,” “Reelin’ In The Years,” and many other timeless classics from their decades-long, Rock and Roll Hall Fame career.

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    Universal

    With much of Outsider recorded during lockdown, this new album finds Taylor in a reflective mood, conveying a palpable sense of isolation, concerns over the passing of time, and tellingly dedicated "to all the outsiders, those who feel left on the sidelines". A highly personal project, Outsider's instrumentation is almost entirely performed by Taylor, with his vocals matching the mood-piece atmosphere.

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    Sunday Best

    Francis’ warm, affable melodies and comforting lyrics from his acclaimed debut earned him fans on both sides of the Atlantic, and now he returns with his sophomore album Wanderkid, a concept album about a wandering anti-hero. Wanderkid hones in on JW’s dreamy soundscapes and explores themes of escapism, whilst still maintaining that sense of comfort and intimacy so beautifully demonstrated in his debut.

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    Galacticana

    To say In Heaven is about conquering grief would be oversimplifying everything Tim Showalter has achieved here. With clean sounds, Jeff Lynne-esque acoustics, and sophisticated songwriting, Showalter presents a more poised and pop-leaning release. It’s a stunning, hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment -- a triumph in music making and a preeminent addition to the Strand of Oaks discography.

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    Home Records

    Asleep At The Wheel is celebrating their 50th Anniversary with nineteen tracks feature original and current band members alongside guest artists (Lyle Lovett, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Willie Nelson, and Emmylou Harris). Includes eleven new songs with the original band members, a handful of songs from the vaults and many more

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    In 2013, Etheridge found herself back with her original band giving decades-old songs a new life, aiming to put together a box set. Later she would part ways with her label and the box set shelved. That is, until 2020 when she was sorting through old files to share with fans on Etheridge TV's Friday Night Time Machine show. The time was finally right. Fans will finally get a deeper glimpse to who Melissa was then.

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    Grand Jury

    The Austin indie folk duo make their Grand Jury debut with True Love. Recorded over winter 2020 in LA with Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Bon Iver, etc.), this album is about growth and nostalgia. Both band members got married. One had a kid. They’ve found themselves individually away from the band, but settling into their most creatively fertile moment as a duo.

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    Republic

    Marked by unfettered anger and a more roaring sound, Crusher’s musicality and overall look are a direct response to Zucker’s 2020 debut Love is Not Dying. If its older sibling was a bit more morose in tone and lyrics thanks to themes of heartbreak, Crusher is coming to terms with that—and getting furious in the process, like a musical “to hell with it.”

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    Originally released in 2005, Libra is the sixth studio album by R&B superstar Toni Braxton. The album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 and was certified Gold shortly after its release. Featuring the hit single, "Please," Libra marks a well-received return to form for Braxton, with a mix of impressive ballads and uptempo material, rich in serene and mellow tunes.

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    Strand Of Oaks - In Heaven

    Strand Of Oaks - In Heaven - Galacticana Records
    To say In Heaven is about conquering grief would be oversimplifying everything Tim Showalter has achieved on the eighth studio album from Strand Of Oaks. A stunning, hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment, In Heaven is a triumph in music making, and a preeminent addition to the Strand of Oaks discography.

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    Roger Taylor - Outsider

    Roger Taylor - Outsider - UMe
    Rock icon and multi-instrumentalist Roger Taylor introduces his new solo album Outsider. With much of Outsider recorded during lockdown, this new album finds Taylor in a reflective mood, conveying a palpable sense of isolation, concerns over the passing of time, and tellingly dedicated "to all the outsiders, those who feel left on the sidelines". A highly personal project, Outsider's instrumentation is almost entirely performed by Taylor, with his vocals matching the mood-piece atmosphere.

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    Hans Zimmer - No Time To Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Hans Zimmer - No Time To Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Decca
    The Hans Zimmer produced soundtrack for the 25th installment in the James Bond film franchise, No Time To Die. The soundtrack includes Billie Eilish's electrifying title track No Time To Die, co-written (with brother Finneas O'Connell) and performed by Eilish. Joining Zimmer on scoring the soundtrack is Johnny Marr, who is also the featured guitarist on the album, with additional music by composer and score producer Steve Mazzaro.

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    Brandi Carlile - In These Silent Days [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
    Metallica - The Metallica Blacklist [Limited Edition 7LP]
    Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Love For Sale
    Explosions In The Sky - Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)
    Taylor Swift - Fearless: Taylor's Version [Gold 3 LP]
    Flying Lotus - Yasuke
    JW Francis - Wanderkid
    Asking Alexandria - See What's On The Inside
    Hans Zimmer - No Time To Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Hovvdy - True Love [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Hot Pink LP]
    Neil Young - Carnegie Hall 1970
    Jojo - Trying Not To Think About It
    Various Artists - The Daptone Super Soul Revue Live! At the Apollo [Limited Edition Translucent Tie-Eye Teal 3LP]
    Plain White T's - American Nights [Limited Edition Pink LP]
    Ministry - Moral Hygiene
    John Prine - Fair & Square [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
    The Specials - Protest Songs 1924 – 2012
    audiobooks - Astro Tough
    Melissa Etheridge - One Way Out
    Jeremy Zucker - CRUSHER [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Signed CD]


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    Jungle - Loving In Stereo

    Jungle - Loving In Stereo - Caiola Records
    Jungle's new album ‘Loving In Stereo’ is the soundtrack for a summer quite unlike any other. The British producer duo have created a huge disco record for the post-social distancing age, with a life-affirming, dancefloor-igniting, sun-kissed celebration of all the things that make music irresistibly joyful. Both their Mercury Prize-nominated, Gold-certified debut and 2018’s follow-up ‘For Ever’ landed in the UK Top 10 & charted globally. Those two records have since accumulated 750,000 equivalent album sales and close to a billion streams worldwide. Atop that, Jungle have embarked on global sell out tours - notably in the UK, London’s 10k capacity Alexandra Palace & filling the Hollywood Palladium - two coveted Glastonbury performances, slots at numerous International festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Primavera & enjoyed shows across five continents.

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    VP Records
    From humble beginnings as a small Kingston record store, VP Records has gone on to release some of the best known international artists in reggae, dancehall and soca, including Sean Paul, Chaka Demus, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Vybz Kartel and Wayne Wonder. Recently we have been listening to some of their latest releases and we highly reccomend that you do too.

    REGGAE GOLD 2021 - Celebrate the spirit of Summer with Reggae Gold 2021, featuring dancehall's finest for this annual collection of hits, featuring the smash summer anthems "Go Down Deh" by Spice, featuring Shaggy and Sean Paul and the reggae version of "Heartbreak Anniversary," the massive R&B streaming hit, covered by Tarrus Riley. Recent his "Nice Up The Dance' by Kabaka Pyramid and "Ginal (feat. Collie Buddz)" from international star Alborosie add to the set.

    Celebrate the spirit of Carnival with SOCA GOLD 2021, featuring Soca champions Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and others, plus South African artist Master KG and the monster hit "Jerusalema," which has dominated world music charts since its release in January. The disc also includes six recent Soca Gold anthems from Rupee, Iwer George, Kevin Yearwood and others. Soca Gold 2021 is a non-stop party with a bonus mega-mix disc performed by DJ Puffy (available only in the physical package). Let the spirit of Caribbean carnival get into you through the sounds of Soca Gold 2021.

    SPICE is the reigning Queen of Dancehall and a media powerhouse, with multi-million streaming videos and 3.5 million Instagram "Besties," often attracting 20,000 plus fans to her impromptu IG live sessions. She has built a loyal following on social media and on the live show circuit over years, and now her debut album. "10" features productions from Shaggy, Supa Dups, Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor, Costantin "Costi" Ionita, Shane Hoosong, Ainsley Morris, and Grace Hamilton (Spice), among others. Guest vocalists include Melissa Musique, Olaf Blackwood, Sean Paul and Shaggy.  Stand out tracks include "Send It Up," "Po-Po (feat. Nicho)," her breakthrough anthem "So Mi Like It," and current smash single "Go Down Deh (feat.Shaggy & Sean Paul)," which is currently impacting at US radio and official music video is approaching 20 million YouTube views. The song has consistently been among top trending releases on Shazam, Twitter, and Tik Tok. The trio kicked off a US-based mainstream TV blitz in June, with Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Wendy Williams Show. These marked Spice's performance debut on National television in the U.S.




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  • What's New 9-24-21

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    Verve

    I’ll Be Your Mirror is a contemporary tribute to the Velvets' debut, with each of the album’s songs performed by one of the band’s noteworthy artistic descendants. Featured artists include Kurt Vile and the Violators, Sharon Van Etten, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, Michael Stipe, Matt Berninger, Courtney Barnett, King Princess, Fontaines D.C. and more. Indie Exclusive Yellow 2 LP.

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    Hardly Art

    Colleen Green has always been cool, but didn't necessarily feel it. Too young to be free of insecurities but old enough to be sick of them. Five years and a new album later, we find her parsing out what it means to be grown-up. Burnt out on bad feelings and ready to have fun with melodies and beats, Green takes Cool to higher ground while keeping her lo-fi aesthetic intact.

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    Empire

    Soundtrack To Your Life is the debut studio album from former O-Town star, Ashley Parker Angel. Originally released in 2006 by Blackground Records, the album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold. Primarily written by Angel himself, the 12-track album features the hit single, "Let U Go.”

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    Empire

    The debut self-titled album by singer Jojo, originally released in 2004, features pop and R&B influenced tracks and vocal maturity well beyond typical thirteen-year-olds. Featuring the explosive single, "Leave (Get Out)," the platinum selling album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, and established Jojo as a pop force for years to come.

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    Originally released in 2006, JoJo’s second album (at only 15 years of age), The High Road, features an eclectic array of styles, such as pop, alternative rock, and hip hop soul. The album’s lyrical themes showed off growing confidence in the young mega-star while slower tracks and a group of high-profile producers helped showcase JoJo’s superb vocal abilities.

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    Merge

    While the pop-oriented tracks hint at sounds first explored on the Superchunk frontman’s 2015 album Non-Believers, McCaughan’s recent excursions down the rabbit hole of synthesizers and sequencers (resulting in an ambient project with Mary Lattimore) add a particularly crystalline spaciness akin to The Durutti Column and Bowie’s Berlin trilogy.

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    Includes "Let's Change The World," delivering a welcome dose of hope and optimism, the reggae-infused "Just That Way," the Country-esque "Coming Undone," Starr's first collaboration with Linda Perry who wrote and plays on the track alongside Trombone Shorty. Also, Ringo rocks his version of "Rock Around The Clock" revved up by the unmistakable Joe Walsh on guitar.

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    Republic

    The songs on Bill chronicle ideas, challenges, and questions Shatner’s confronted all along the way. The resulting work blends long-form autobiographical poetry and prose, music, spoken word, performance art, and philosophical exploration. Toggling between passion and despair, reflection and yearning, this collection explores his life journey during a pivotal and chilling moment of history.

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    Napalm

    Throughout his time with massive bands like Alter Bridge and Creed - and most-recently his solo band, Tremonti has never strayed from his love of writing memorable songs with strong inspiration at their core. With Marching In Time, the band looks to build upon this trend while exploring their love for searing heavy music, drawing from current events throughout the last year to form the basis of each colossal track.

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    Produced by Gary Katz (who worked on all of the original era Steely Dan records), The Nightfly was a critical and commercial success with popular singles like “New Frontier” and “I.G.Y.” This new live release sees the album performed in its entirety, in order, by Steely Dan, or ‘The Steely Dan Band’ as they tend to be referred post Walter Becker’s 2017 death.

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    Black Powder Soul Records

    On his debut album, the South Carolina native has formed his own sense of unique musicianship—incorporating self-taught styles that fit each song rather than following conventional techniques With the fourteen tracks, including a special prologue featuring the voice of his late grandfather, McCall explores the balance of good and evil, destruction and healing and the importance of having faith in the darkest of times.

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    BMG

    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark recording of this Cuban ensemble masterpiece, producer Ry Cooder and World Circuit's Nick Gold have gone back to the original tapes and into the archive to produce this Deluxe Remaster package, featuring previously unheard tracks from the original 1996 recording sessions, previously unseen photos, and new liner notes.

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    Unique Leader

    Pittsburgh heavyweights' monumental fourth album, Absolvere, takes a dark conceptual journey into the realm of the human mind and the modern condition. With pulverizing production from Christian Donaldson (Shadow of Intent, Cryptopsy, Ingested), crushing riffs collide with insane drumming, all layered under explosive vocals pushed to the front.

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    Metal Blade

    Reading, Pennsylvania's Rivers of Nihil have never fit neatly into a box, but with 2018's Where Owls Know My Name, they transcended all labels applied to them. Returning in 2021 with The Work, they have forged further into new territory, delivering an album that is as cerebral as it is visceral, and that covers a staggering sonic range, definitively placing them in a category of their own.

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  • New Release Round-Up 09-24-21

    Quicksand - Distant Populations

    Quicksand - Distant Populations - Epitaph
    Distant Populations, just the fourth full-length album of Quicksand's career, comes as a comparatively swift follow-up to Interiors--which itself came a full 22 years after its predecessor, 1995’s Manic Compression. Critically lauded and deemed very much worth the wait, Interiors succeeded in reestablishing the band as the powerful and contemporary entity they had always been. Distant Populations has a punchier, more up-tempo sound than its predecessor; its 11 songs are concise, carved sonic jewels boasting not a single wasted note; and its raw power, its gripping lyricism, leaps out from the very first listening. It is a striking step up for the band.

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    Ringo Starr - Change The World EP

    Ringo Starr - Change The World EP - UMe
    Change The World, recorded at Ringo Starr's Roccabella West, includes "Let's Change The World" (Joseph Williams/Steve Lukather) that delivers a welcome dose of hope and optimism, the reggae-infused "Just That Way" (Ringo Starr/Bruce Sugar,) the Country-esque "Coming Undone," Starr's first collaboration with Linda Perry who wrote and plays on the track (also with Trombone Shorty,) and Ringo rocks his version of "Rock Around The Clock" revved up by the unmistakable Joe Walsh on guitar.

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    Steely Dan - Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live!

    Steely Dan - Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! - Geffen
    Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! is the first live Steely Dan album in over 25 years. Featuring Hey Nineteen, Aja, Reelin' in the Years & more.

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    Donald Fagen - Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly Live

    Donald Fagen - Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly Live - Geffen
    Donald Fagen’s acclaimed solo album performed live by The Steely Dan Band. Featuring I.G.Y., New Frontier & more.

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    Various Artists - I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico

    Various Artists - I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico - Verve
    I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico, is a contemporary tribute to the Velvets debut, with each of the album’s songs performed by one of the band’s noteworthy artistic descendants.  Featured artists include Kurt Vile & the Violators, Sharon Van Etten, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, Michael Stipe, Matt Berninger of The National, Courtney Barnett, King Princess, Fontaines D.C. and more.

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    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....: 25th anniversary [Half-Speed Master 2 LP]

    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....: 25th anniversary [Half-Speed Master 2 LP] - Mercury
    Celebrate the 25th anniversary of DJ Shadow's Endtroducing..... A seminal, incredibly influential hip-hop release, Endtroducing..... is simply one of the defining albums of the ‘90s. Now available as an Abbey Road Half-Speed Mastered Edition LP.

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    Mickey Guyton - Remember Her Name

    Mickey Guyton - Remember Her Name - Capitol Nashville
    Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton releases her album, Remember Her Name. Mickey co-penned 15 of the 16 songs on the album. Remember Her Name follows the release of her critically acclaimed Bridges EP which included “Black Like Me” for which she went on to receive a historic GRAMMY nomination. Her performance on the prestigious GRAMMY show was the first by a black female country artist and was touted by NPR as “the night’s most affecting live performance.”

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    Carrie Underwood - My Gift: Special Edition

    Carrie Underwood - My Gift: Special Edition - Capitol Nashville
    Carrie Underwood releases a Special Edition of her Christmas album, My Gift. This new version includes all 11 tracks from the 2020 release as well as 3 new tracks, including “Favorite TimeOf Year,” “All Is Well,” and “Let There Be Peace/Something In The Water” that was performed on her HBO Max special, My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood.

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Jordan Rakei - What We Call Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Green LP]  Video Available

    Angels & Airwaves - Lifeforms [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Aqua with Neon and Magenta Splatter LP]
    Brittany Howard - Jaime Reimagined
    Alessia Cara - In The Meantime
    Taylor McCall - Black Powder Soul
    Migos - Culture III
    X Ambassadors - The Beautiful Liar
    The Connells - Steadman's Wake
    William Shatner - Bill
    Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine - A Beginner's Mind [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Olympus Perseus Shield Gold [LP]
    Third Eye Blind - Our Bande Apart
    Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey - The Midnight Miracle
    Anthony Hamilton - Love Is The New Black
    Hiro Kone - Silvercoat the throng [Purple LP]
    Angel Olsen - Aisles EP
    SOJA - Beauty In The Silence
    Badflower - This Is How The World Ends
    Itzy - Crazy In Love
    The Milk Carton Kids - Prologue: 10th Anniversary [3LP Box Set]
    Mac McCaughan - The Sound of Yourself [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP]
    Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Mettal / Jazz EP
    Twiztid - Rose Petal [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Picture Disc 12in]



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  • What's New 9-17-21

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    Herb Alpert Presents

    The iconic leader of the Tijuana Brass shows no signs of slowing down with his latest effort, Catch The Wind. This new collection features nine original compositions, covers of beloved Beatles hits "Eleanor Rigby" and "Yesterday", and American classics "Smile", "America The Beautiful", and "Summertime".

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    Mute

    Local Valley strikes a balance between stripped back arrangements— just Jose’s intimate vocal and exquisite nylon string guitar work— and tracks driven by groovy drum machine loops and other percussive elements. The 13 tracks invite us to look beyond our tribal instincts and explore our shared humanity and the scientific-based existential questions we face together on our quest to understanding.

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    Son of Davy

    In the Crockett tradition, Music City USA is as ambitious and ground-breaking as each piece of recorded music he’s put out so far. And it’s not just an album. It’s a double album of Charley Crockett originals, each song going the distance to further define this singer-songwriter-performer-artist who came out of the proverbial nowhere.

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    Highway 20 Records

    bLOW will bring you to the dance floor, or up your highway speed by ten or fifteen mph, but it’s also worth listening to in a more contemplative way. Most classic blues songs were written by more than one person over more than a few decades, and that’s what gives them their gravity. Colin has steeped himself in this tradition, via advice he got, at age eleven, from the legendary Howling Wolf.

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    Dogtree Records

    'Don’t bore us, get to the chorus’ is a questionable nugget of wisdom which Chris Daughtry has frequently practiced. Yet on Dearly Beloved, Daughtry offers space for intros to build slowly, brooding over the arch of the narrative, eventually erupting into an array of blazing, arena-sized anthems and massive ballads that fill your entire consciousness.

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    Mild High Club makes a long-awaited comeback with Going Going Gone, the band's first solo album since 2016’s cult favorite Skiptracing. An album that speaks directly to the times we live in, it sees the band blending the psychedelic pop of earlier albums with influences from around the world, especially Brazilian avant-garde music from the '70s and '80s.

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    BMG

    Eternal Blue is a masterpiece of modern heavy music; a record that twists and turns and sits long in your memory warranting listen after listen. Vulnerabilities laid bare, cacophonous bursts, walls of sound so lush and dense, they’re almost holographic in their effect. Heavy music has a new face and it belongs to Spiritbox.

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    Candid

    Stacey Kent is a jazz singer in the mold of the greats, with a legion of fans worldwide, and a host of honors and awards including a Grammy nomination. An interpreter of The Great American Song Book and beyond, Kent's music and influences span multiple genres, a testament to her "wandering, restless spirit" as an artist.

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    Empire

    The 2001 debut studio album by the legendary R&B singer, Force of Nature debuted with hits such as "Maybe I Deserve," and "Slowly.” Featuring production from several notable Blackground regulars, including Bud'da, J. Dub, and Eric Seats, Tank makes his mark as one of the heavyweight R&B singers of the next decade to come.

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    The 2002 released second studio album by acclaimed R&B singer, Tank. Though primarily featuring production from Tank himself, the album also sees work from acclaimed producers such as Mannie Fresh, Jazze Pha, and Bud'da. At just over 70 minutes, the album is filled with tender, sexed-up ballads, followed by up-tempo jams.

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    Empire

    Even more smooth, deep, seductive grooves are offered up on Tank’s third full-length. Originally released in 2007, the album was nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Album. Features production from Timbaland, The Underdogs, St. Nick, and Tank himself. Hit singles include "Please Don't Go," and "Heartbreaker."

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    Charley Crockett - Music City USA

    Charley Crockett - Music City USA - Son of Davy
    The album cover you’re looking at might lead you to conclude Charley Crockett is on one hell of a roll. You wouldn’t be wrong. Ten records in six years is some kind of prolific. The latest, a double album, suggests the artist has some songs worth paying attention to. It’s clear that he’s invested as much time in the studio, recording storytelling songs, and making storytelling videos, as he has barnstorming around the United States and Europe playing live shows.  Not bad for a thirty-seven-year-old late bloomer.

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    NCT 127 - The 3rd Album 'Sticker' (Sticky Ver.)

    NCT 127 - The 3rd Album 'Sticker' (Sticky Ver.) - SM Entertainment Co., Ltd
    NCT 127’s 3rd full-length album ‘Sticker’ will be released worldwide this week with 11 songs of various genres including the lead single ‘Sticker.’ The album highlights NCT 127’s unique musical sensibility and outstanding performances. In March 2020, NCT 127 became a million-seller with their 2nd album, NCT #127 Neo Zone, which reached #5 on the Billboard 200. The album includes 1 photo book, 1 folded poster, sticker, photo card, postcard (sticker, photo card, postcard: random 1 out of 9). Dimensions 144mm x 205mm x 8.5mm.

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    Jordan Rakei - What We Call Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Green LP]  Video Available

    José González - Local Valley [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
    Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club: 25th Anniversary Edition [Deluxe Bookpack]
    Bob Dylan - Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985)
    The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang Live On Copacabana Beach [Limited Edition Multi Color 3 LP]
    Royksopp - Lost Tapes
    Carly Pearce - 29: Written In Stone
    James Vincent McMorrow - Grapefruit Season
    Colin Linden - bLOW
    The Plot In You - Swan Song
    Ronnie Wood - Mr. Luck - A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue 2LP]
    Billy Idol - The Roadside EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Vinyl]
    Della Mae - Family Reunion
    Mild High Club - Going Going Gone [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
    Spiritbox - Eternal Blue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
    Lindsey Buckingham - Lindsey Buckingham
    Rumer - Live From Lafayette
    Adia Victoria - A Southern Gothic
    Vince Guaraldi - It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown [Orange Pumpkin Shaped LP]



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  • What's New 9-10-21

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    Empire

    Aaliyah is the self-titled third and final studio album by the "Queen of Urban Pop." Originally released in 2001, the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Cited by critics as one of the best R&B records of its time, the album is a reflection of herself as both a young adult and matured vocalist. Standout tracks include "We Need A Resolution," "More Than A Woman," and "Rock The Boat."

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    If you could call out to your country, what would you say? Bibb has known many different Americas, the good, the bad and the ugly. But, just as the history of the United States has both light and shade, so does Dear America. It's a record that laces it's exploration of the nation's most poisonous issues with hope, love and a brighter road ahead. All is not lost, stresses Bibb, and neither are we -- the future is ours to write.

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    Napalm

    Channeling the manic euphoria that has compelled Andrew W.K.’s auditory insignia for decades, God Is Partying is comprised of nine exhilarating exaltations soaked with a flood of epic energy. From sinister metallic bastions like the buzzing single “Babalon”, to the timeless story telling of “Remember Your Oath”, the album will have fans of embracing their own party power and reveling in the depths of musical euphoria.

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    Sub Pop

    The ten pieces of Hey What—each built around their own instantaneous, undeniable hook—are turbocharged by the vivid textures that surround them. The ineffable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life raft. Layers of distorted sound accrete with each new verse - building, breaking, colossal then restrained, a solemn vow only whispered.

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    Epic

    The Golden Casket hovers in the liminal space between raw punk power and experimental studio science as frontman Isaac Brock explores themes ranging from the degradation of our psychic landscapes and invisible technology, to fatherhood. The twelve tracks behave like amorphous organisms, undergoing dramatic mutations and mood swings that speak to the chronic tug-of-war between hope and despair that plays out in Brock’s head.

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    KGLW’s 18th studio album, Butterfly 3000, might be their most fearless leap into the unknown yet; a suite of ten songs that all began life as arpeggiated loops composed on modular synthesizers, before being fashioned into addictive, optimistic and utterly seductive dream-pop. It’s simultaneously like nothing they’ve done before, and thoroughly, unmistakably Gizz, down to its climactic neon psych-a-tronic flourish. This is undoubtedly their most accessible and jubilant album to date.

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    Bela Fleck has made a point of boldly going where no banjo player has gone before, a musical journey that has earned him 15 Grammys in nine different fields, including Country, Pop, Jazz, Instrumental, Classical and World Music. But his roots are in bluegrass, and that's where he returns with My Bluegrass Heart, a 19-track set featuring a who's who of some of the greatest instrumentalists in bluegrass music's history alongside some of the best of the new generation of players. *Vinyl out 10/29

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    Candid

    Over the course of a distinguished career spanning nearly 30 albums, multi-GRAMMY-winning pianist/singer/composer Eliane Elias' distinctive musical style has emerged as one of the most unique and immediately recognizable sounds in jazz. Elias blends her Brazilian roots and alluring voice with her virtuosic instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills, while consistently displaying her pianistic mastery and ability to integrate the many artistic roles she takes on. *Vinyl out 11/12

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    Sweet Unknown

    A Beautiful Life, the Bastards first release since 2015’s Restless Ones, serves up a mélange of blues, rock and singer-songwriter surrounding themes of self-love and awareness, mental health, the environment, and consumerism. Featuring performances by Andrew Bird, Greggory Clifford (White Denim), Jesse Chandler (Mercury Rev, Midlake), David Pulkingham (Patty Griffin), and Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket).

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    La Honda Records

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Music Releases 10-15-21

Artist Title Price
The Beatles Let It Be: Special Edition [Super Deluxe 4LP + 12in EP Box Set] New Vinyl: $152.97
Video Free Stuff
Coldplay Music of the Spheres [Recycled Color LP] New Vinyl: $28.97
Mac Miller Faces [Limited Edition Transparent Coke Bottle Clear, Transparent Cobalt, Transparent Ruby 3LP] New Vinyl: $53.97
Pokey LaFarge In The Blossom Of Their Shade [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Orange LP + Bonus 7in] New Vinyl: $21.57
Video
The Alarm History Repeating 1981-2021 [2 LP] New Vinyl: $30.97
North Americans Going Steady [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Opaque Pink LP] New Vinyl: $21.97
Video
Toby Keith Peso In My Pocket New CD: $10.49
Video
Tom Morello The Atlas Underground Fire New CD: $14.99
Video
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Sticky [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blue + Solid Red Splatter LP] New Vinyl: $24.98
Xenia Rubinos Una Rosa [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Summer Sky Wave LP] New Vinyl: $22.97
Video
Norah Jones I Dream Of Christmas [LP] New Vinyl: $20.97
Video
Judas Priest Reflections - 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music [Red 2LP] New Vinyl: $41.97
Jon Batiste WE ARE: Deluxe New CD: $19.99
Video
cleopatrick BUMMER [LP] New Vinyl: $20.98
Video
Zac Brown Band The Comeback New CD: $14.98
Melvins Five Legged Dog [2CD] New CD: $14.99
ENHYPEN DIMENSION : DILEMMA [CHARYBDIS version] New CD: $35.98
Hayden Thorpe Moondust For My Diamond [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black LP + Signed Print] New Vinyl: $28.98
Santana Blessings And Miracles New CD: $12.99
Fuckin Whatever Fuckin Whatever EP [Vinyl] New Vinyl: $19.98
Chelsea Cutler When I Close My Eyes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Signed CD] New CD: $13.95
Various Artists The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes (OST) [2 CD] New CD: $19.95
Video
Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth Utopia Ashes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Color LP] New Vinyl: $21.98
Lucinda Williams Lu's Jukebox Vol. 3: Bob's Back Pages: A Night of Bob Dylan Songs [LP] New Vinyl: $29.98

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