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

Danny Elfman - Big Mess [Black + White Explosion / Opaque Sky Blue 2LP]
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Rhiannon Giddens’ new album They’re Calling Me Home, recorded with Italian multi-instrumentalist Francesco Turrisi, will be released April 9 on Nonesuch Records. Giddens and Turrisi, who both live in Ireland when they aren’t on tour, have been there since March 2020 due to the pandemic. The two expats found themselves drawn to the music of their native and adoptive countries of America, Italy, and Ireland during lockdown. Exploring the emotions brought up by the moment, Giddens and Turrisi decamped to Hellfire, a small studio on a working farm outside of Dublin, to record these songs over six days. The result is They’re Calling Me Home, a twelve-track album that speaks of the longing for the comfort of home as well as the metaphorical “call home” of death, which has been a tragic reality for so many during the COVID-19 crisis.They’re Calling Me Home features several traditional songs that Giddens hasn't played for years, including some of the first old-time pieces she ever learned: "I Shall Not Be Moved," "Black As Crow (Dearest Dear)" and "Waterbound." The album also includes a new song Giddens wrote, “Avalon,” as well as an Italian lullaby, “Nenna Nenna,” that Turrisi used to sing to his infant daughter that took on new resonance during the lockdown.Giddens says of Alice Gerrard, the folk music pioneer, who wrote “Calling Me Home”: “Some people just know how to tap into a tradition and an emotion so deep that it sounds like a song that has always been around — Alice Gerrard is one of those rarities; ‘Calling Me Home’ struck me forcefully and deeply the first time I heard it, and every time since. This song just wanted to be sung and so I listened.”They’re Calling Me Home also includes two well known songs about death: “Amazing Grace” and “O Death.”The minstrel banjo, accordion and frame drums that have become characteristic of the pair’s sound are well represented on the album, but it’s the viola and cello banjo combination that captures unexpected emotion and intensity. Joining them at key moments are Congolese guitarist Niwel Tsumbu and Irish traditional musician Emer Mayock on flute, whistle, and pipes. Engineer Ben Rawlins was key to the shape and sound of the record while Giddens and Turrisi produced and Kim Rosen mastered.

Rhiannon Giddens - They're Calling Me Home [LP]
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The term “Front Porch Singin’” may actually be a metaphor for many creative and conceptual musical ideas. But, for us, this title has become more of an attitude than anything else. What if the four of us were sitting on a porch together and someone begins to sing a favorite old Gospel song, like “Swing Down Chariot,” or a country and Western standard like “Red River Valley,” and everyone else just joined in? That is what happened at RCA Studio A. But, as usual under producer Dave Cobb’s leadership, this album turned into so much more. The Front Porch Singin’ attitude remained prevalent throughout, as songwriters, musicians, Dave and all four of us kept coming to the table with terrific creative ideas to enhance our Front Porch experience.

This project is quite honestly one of the most heartfelt albums we have ever recorded. Perhaps it is because we recorded these songs in the middle of a raging pandemic that changed the face of America and obviously took a huge toll on those of us in the music business. It was a bit strange to social-distance from each other in the studio, but we believe it drew us all closer and, in doing so, we may have inadvertently recorded the perfect project for this time period. These songs, whether new or old, reflect a certain optimism and a deep-seated faith that God will work all of this out as we move forward. “Life is beautiful,” as one song says. We must embrace it and celebrate it with all of our being.

Join us on The Front Porch and, if it is God’s will… Let’s keep on SINGIN’.

—The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys - Front Porch Singin' [LP]
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. A Few Stars Apart was recorded over 3 immersive weeks and the upshot is unmistakable: a sound that's considered, spacious, and beautifully lush. With Dave Cobb's masterful production, every note is in service of the song. A testament to finding a human connection: between close family and friends as well as one's own heart. These 11 songs reveal what it means to come home again, to be still, and to find community and yourself.
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real - A Few Stars Apart [Limited Edition Ink & Paint Black w/ White Splatter LP]
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Mammoth WVH is the debut, self-titled album of Mammoth WVH – the band created by Wolfgang Van Halen. This collection includes the chart topping new single, "Distance” plus “Don’t Back Down,” “Epiphany,” “Mammoth” and more.

At the beginning of 2015, Wolf broke ground on what would become Mammoth WVH with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette [Alter Bridge, Slash] behind the board. Wolf began to embrace his voice, inspired by everyone from his father, to bands like AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, TOOL, and Jimmy Eat World. In addition to writing and singing every song on the self-title debut album, remarkably Wolfgang plays every instrument.

“The name Mammoth is really special to me.” says Wolf. “Not only was it the name of Van Halen before it became Van Halen, but my father was also the lead singer. Ever since my dad told me this, I always thought that when I grew up, I’d call my own band Mammoth, because I loved the name so much.”

Mammoth WVH - Mammoth WVH [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice Translucent 2LP]
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Indie Exclusive White Vinyl + Bonus 7". Pioneers of the British music scene, 'Blackest Blue' will be the band's 10th studio album in a discography that spans three decades. 2020 saw Morcheeba unable to tour or perform live, which gave Skye Edwards & Ross Godfrey "time to write songs and really get to hone them," as Godfrey puts it. "There weren't so many pressures so we could really take our time getting the songs right," adds Edwards.The result of this time is a refined 10 track album that fuses previous incarnations and sound of the band - such as downbeat, chill, electro-pop & soul - into one cohesive record that dives deep into the soul of the band's genre-mashing musical heritage. As usual, the band didn't approach the album with any pre-conceptions, and instead created an organic journey that represents everything great about Morcheeba.Edwards' lyrics are primarily focused on positivity and overcoming personal adversity that lies within. 'Sounds Of Blue', is a stunning cut that puts Skye Edward's sultry vocals to the forefront, floating high above an ethereal backdrop.The album includes features with Duke Garwood (known for his work with Mark Lanegan, amongst others) and Brad Barr (The Slip, The Barr Brothers). "Morcheeba's global reach is impressive, taking them to every corner of the world. Their signature chilled electronic/organic sound has been border-hopping ever since the London-based band emerged as a household name. The past year has been one of introspection for the duo, as they take stock of their renewed global fan base and look forward to being able to play the new album live in the not too distant future. "This was the first time since I was a teenager that I'd spent a year off the road and I enjoyed the tranquility, although I missed playing my guitar in far off lands," says Godfrey.
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Considered to be one of the best live albums of all time, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band’s ‘Live’ Bullet was captured at Cobo Hall, Detroit, MI, in September 1975. The album was released April 12, 1976, and helped to supercharge Bob Seger’s career. To mark the 45th anniversary, the album has been remastered and will be released in its original 2LP format in both black and color vinyl.

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Live Bullet [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Swirl 2LP]
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Sleater-Kinney's 10th studio album was recorded in Portland, Oregon during the summer of 2020 ' against a backdrop of social unrest, devastating wildfires, and a raging pandemic. It's music for an imagined togetherness. This marks the first Sleater-Kinney album produced by the band members themselves.

Sleater-Kinney - Path Of Wellness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque LP]
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'It's about hopelessness and darkness,' says Aidan Moffat. 'But in a fun way.' The Arab Strap frontman is speaking about the band's 7th studio album and their first since 2005's The Last Romance . The band who bought you the classic and legendary "The First Big Weekend" return with new music for the first time in 15 years. 'It's definitely Arab Strap, but an older and wiser one, and quite probably a better one.' The first track lifted from the new album 'The Turning of Our Bones' saw a much welcome return to form and proved very much that Arab Strap are back from the grave and ready to rave! As the bands Malcolm Middleton told the Guardian newspaper when they profiled the band upon news of their return, 'There's no point getting back together to release mediocrity.'

Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear & Black LP]
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Indigo De Souza’s I Love My Mom, her debut LP initially released in 2018, is a collection of the best songs she’d written in the few years that preceded it, recorded quickly and breathlessly and thrown out into the world. Consisting of ten songs, the album feels both raw and unabashed. Indigo pulled a band together for the first time, and was quickly encouraged to commit her songs to tape. Recorded at her friend’s house, they played almost everything live in just a few days, and released the record naturally, with little fanfare. That the record quickly took on a life of its own, deeply resonating with those who heard it, is a testament to Indigo’s songwriting. On June 11th, I Love My Mom gets the full release it deserves - pressed to vinyl for the first time, ahead of a brand new LP a little further down the road.

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3 Doors Down - "The Better Life (20th Anniversary)" 20th anniversary box set celebrating the debut album from 3 Doors Down, featuring "Kryptonite", "Be Like That" and more. Box includes The Better Life on 2LP black vinyl and 1LP green vinyl of the never-released original demos album, The Escatapwa Sessions. Package also includes a unique lithograph poster and liner notes with images + notes from the band.
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Album Leaf

Ost

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Vinyl LP pressing. OST, a collection of film works, features the full score of original music composed by Jimmy LaValle of The Album Leaf for the feature documentary, Ovarian Psycos. The 2016 film explores the origins of a women's Latinx bicycle brigade in East Los Angeles, directed by Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle.
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Bad Brains is the self-titled debut studio album recorded by American hardcore punk/reggae band Bad Brains. Recorded in 1981 and released on (then) cassette-only label ROIR on February 5, 1982, many fans refer to it as "The Yellow Tape" because of it's yellow packaging. Though Bad Brains had recorded the 16 song Black Dots album in 1979 and the 5-song Omega Sessions EP in 1980, the ROIR cassette was the band's first release of anything longer than a single. The release includes the original liner notes by Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo.This reissue marks the second release in the remaster campaign on the band's own Bad Brains Records imprint with Org Music. In coordination with the band, Org Music has overseen the restoration and remastering of the iconic Bad Brains' recordings. The audio was mastered by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing.
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Cycles

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Vinyl LP pressing. Rachel Baiman releases her Signature Sounds debut, Cycles. An acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Baiman has emerged as a fearless voice of the American female experience. Her music has been featured on NPR's 'Songs We Love' and called a 'Rootsy Wake-up Call' by Folk Alley. On Cycles, Baiman has found a grittier musical medium, employing a majority-female team to create hard-hitting songs, replacing pretty for penetrating. At times heartbreaking, at times celebratory, Cycles is a reflection of a lot of life experienced in a relatively short amount of time and a desire to hold fast to the people we love in the wake of uncertainty. The album was co- produced by Baiman and Olivia Hally, lead singer of the Australian indie-pop band Oh Pep! And mixed by Grammy winning engineer Shani Gandhi.
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Includes a newly remastered version of the original album along with a complete live show recorded during the band’s 1975 tour. - SABOTAGE: SUPER DELUXE EDITION introduces 16 live tracks (13 of which are previously unreleased) that were recorded in 1975 during the quartet’s U.S. tour for the album. The performances include songs that span the group’s career, from the title track to its 1970 debut Black Sabbath to “Spiral Architect” and “Sabbra Cadabra” from its previous album, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973). Sabotage is represented as well with live takes of “Hole In The Sky” and “Megalomania.” - The music is accompanied by in-depth liner notes that tell the story of the album through quotes from band members and the music media along with rare photos and press clippings from the era. Also included is a 1975 Madison Square Garden replica concert book and Sabotage 1975 tour color poster.
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Vinyl LP pressing. Keyboardist Carn's 1971 debut record for Black Jazz introduced his stylistic wrinkle of adding lyrics to jazz classics like John Coltrane's 'Acknowlegement (A Love Supreme),' Horace Silver's 'Peace,' and Wayne Shorter's title track, all sung by the gorgeous, thrilling voice of his wife Jean Carn. A crack outfit of drummer Michael Carvin, saxophonist/flautist George Harper, trombonist Al Hall, Jr., trumpeter Bob Frazier, and bassist Henry Franklin (himself leader of two treasured Black Jazz releases) backs the couple. Newly remastered and featuring liner notes by Pat Thomas, author of Listen Whitey!
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Songs From The Sparkle Lounge was the band's final album for Mercury and was judged by many as a return to the old, rockier days of the band. The album charted in the Top 10 on both sides of the Atlantic and also featured a collaboration with country star Tim McGraw on "Nine Lives." Released for the first time on vinyl.
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Def Leppard

X [LP]

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X, the bands 8th studio album, was released in July 2002. The album charted at #11 in the US and #14 in the UK. Produced by Pete Woodroffe and the band, this is the first time the album has been available on vinyl.
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Def Leppard

Yeah! [2 LP]

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Released in May 2006, Yeah! was the band's first album of cover versions, featuring some of their favorite songs from over the years. It reached the Top 20 in the US and is available on vinyl for the first time. 2 LP.
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Limited brown and blue vinyl LP pressing. Bruce Dickinson's solo career clicked into yet another higher gear in 1998 with the frankly monumental The Chemical Wedding. Boasting the same lineup as Accident Of Birth - Bruce, Roy Z, Adrian Smith, bassist Eddie Casillas and drummer David Ingraham - it offered a vicious riposte to those cynics who thought that musicians of Bruce's generation had lost touch with the way heavy music sounded. Both one of the heaviest records that Bruce has ever made and one of the finest set of songs in his illustrious canon, the album received ecstatic reviews, and was widely embraced by fans of both Bruce's solo career and, of course, Maiden themselves.
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‘Singles - The U.A. Years’ is an encyclopedia of Dr Feelgood’s greatest moments that saw the band’s biggest commercial successes but also some of their most influential moments.
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With an undeniably lengthy resume, French Montana releases the next entry in the popular Coke Boys series, CB5. The album boasts an impressive 19 songs, featuring a star-studded lineup including the likes of Pop Smoke, Jack Harlow, Benny The Butcher, A$AP Rocky, & Curren$y.
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Hardcore, hard partyin' punk rock outfit, Green Jelly (formerly Green Jello) - best known for their 1993 hit "Three Little Pigs" - are back to blow your house in with this brand new studio album, their first since 2009!Includes guest musical performances by members of Trailer Park Boys, Suicidal Tendencies, Fishbone, The Dwarves, Plethora, Hacksaw Jim Duggin, Kittie and other PLUS special cameos by "Weird Al" Yankovic and Wink Martindale!Full color illustrations by the artists who created the '80s trading card phenomenon Garbage Pail Kids, including unique drawings for each song which can be cut out to create trading cards! Available on both CD and COLORED vinyl with full-color printed sleeves!
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Over the course of an over five-decade career, bassist/composer Dave Holland has never stopped evolving, reinventing his concept and approach with each new project while constantly honing his instantly identifiable voice. From the electric whirlwind of Miles Davis' Bitches Brew-era band to the elegant flamenco of his collaboration with Spanish guitar legend Pepe Habichuela; accompanying the great vocalist Betty Carter in her last years to forging a new sound with the pioneering avant-garde quartet Circle alongside Chick Corea, Anthony Braxton, and Barry Altschul; standing alongside legends like Stan Getz, Hank Jones, Roy Haynes, and Sam Rivers to providing early opportunities to now-leading players like Chris Potter, Kevin and Robin Eubanks, or Steve Coleman; Dave Holland has been at the forefront of jazz in many of it's forms since his earliest days. Holland returns here with a power-packed set and a new all-star trio of jazz heavyweights, featuring superstar guitarist Kevin Eubanks and drumming prodigy Obed Calvaire. The funky, rocky, powerful collection Another Land finds the writing credits spread between the three artists.
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Islands

Islomania

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Limited green colored vinyl LP pressing. Over the course of ten groove-heavy songs, Islomania flits from the ridiculous to the sublime. On the surface, these songs are all blissful hedonism, tracing the reckless abandon of a progressively wild Friday night. But pick at the scab and there's a darkness. Themes of futility and repetition ("Closed Captioning"), a yearning for transcendence ("Natural Law Party"), a need for understanding ("A Passionate Age") and a deep desire for vulnerability and intimacy ("We Like to Do it With the Lights On") thread the album. "Tension and release exist throughout. Every song here begins bottled up, but there's always a cathartic release by the end. There's darkness and doubt in every crevice of this record, but there's always a release," Nick Thorburn says.
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Quincy Jones

The Dude [LP]

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The 40th Anniversary reissue of Quincy Jones' "The Dude," will be available in a gatefold jacket for the first time, from remastered audio. The 1LP set features a Foil finish, the vinyl disc are standard black.

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For Leslie Jordan, it was the hymnal, not the radio, that soundtracked life in rural Tennessee. 'There was so much comfort in those old songs,' says Jordan. 'I'd sing them out loud with the congregation on Sunday mornings, and then softer to myself on the weekdays in between.' And while the Emmy Award-winning actor ultimately left the church as a teenager, he held onto those timeless hymns like a lifeline, clutching them close to his heart every step of the way on his unlikely path to Hollywood stardom. Now, at 65, Jordan is breathing new life into the music that raised him, teaming up with an all-star cast of duet partners to release his debut album, Company's Comin'. Features on the album include Dolly Parton, Eddie Vedder, Brandi Carlile, Morgane & Chris Stapleton, Tanya Tucker & TJ Osborne.

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Kiss Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001 - 'Off the Soundboard' is the new official 'bootleg' live series for KISS. Starting the series will be their epic performance at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on March 13, 2001. This show comes from the band's vault of soundboard recordings, and features Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Ace Frehley.
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The Marcus King Band

Soul Insight [LP]

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Limited green colored vinyl LP pressing. Featuring riff-driven rockers and big burnished tones - as well as a distinctive acoustic side - 2014 debut Soul Insight revealed Greenville, SC-based guitar phenom and songwriter Marcus King's talents as performer, arranger and producer to the world at large. With King's singing slide resonator guitar and voice building to explosive crescendos, the album echoes the influence of his own guitar heroes including Warren Haynes, his Allman Brothers Band foil Derek Trucks and Jimi Hendrix as well as soul influences Marvin Gaye, Ray Lamontagne, Gary Clark Jr. And others. Proof of the then 19-year-old's virtuosity and vision are on full display within Soul Insight's fiery mix of rock, blues, psychedelia, funk, soul and improvisation. Produced by King and recorded at The Compound Studios in California, Soul Insight features Marcus King on lead vocals and guitar, Jack Ryan on drums, Anthony House on bass, and Alex Abercrombie on organ and keyboards. Additional musicians on Soul Insight include Etienne Rivera on percussion, Harold Todd on tenor saxophone and flute, and Rafa on trumpet. "Recording the album was a really organic experience," says King. "Whether I wrote the song or, in the case of the instrumentals, we developed them together as a band, we'd played them long enough so we were really comfortable with the material."
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Double vinyl LP pressing. Includes poster. Deluxe Edition includes the 13 previously released tracks from Kip Moore's Wild World album in addition to four new tracks: "Don't Go Changing," "Midnight Slow Dance," "How High," and "Man's Gotta Do."
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