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New Release Round-Up 11-26-21

OUT THIS WEEK

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - Georgia Blue
Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song: 10th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Green LP]
Mogwai - e.p. x 3 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Curacao, Clear & Yellow Vinyl]
The Acacia Strain - It Comes In Waves [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Pink LP]
Black Label Society - Doom Crew Inc. [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear & Black Ice W/Grey 2LP]
Deep Purple - Turning To Crime [Limited Edition Crystal Clear 2LP]
Riki - Gold [Red in Clear LP]
B.B. King - Indianola Mississippi Seeds [Translucent Red Audiophile Limited Anniversary Edition LP]
Danzig - Sings Elvis [Pink & Black Haze LP]
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive [Limited Edition Cherry Red LP]
Steve Earle - Washington Square Serenade [Limited Edition Metallic Gold LP]
Insane Clown Posse - Yum Yum Bedlam




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UPCOMING RELEASES

Kelley Stoltz - Antique Glow: Expanded Edition

Kelley Stoltz - Antique Glow: Expanded Edition - Third Man Records.
Third Man Records is proud to release the 20th anniversary expanded edition of Kelley Stoltz's defining album 'Antique Glow.' Originally self-released in miniscule vinyl-only quantities in 2001, 'Antique Glow' has served not only as a template for the length of Kelley Stoltz's twenty-plus year career, but has also served as a compass for other Anglophile, TASCAM 388 home recording acolytes.  Original copies featured Stoltz's clever, wry and fanciful hand-painted adornments overtop reclaimed thrift store LP jackets, Third Man's release here utilizes some of those original unused images for a die-cut sleeve that ultimately gives the listener six different possible album covers. The songs are by and large masterpieces of bedroom pop magic. From the whispering 'Here Comes the Sun'-adjacent acoustic underpinnings of album opener 'Perpetual Night' through the fuzz-threaded leads of 'Are You Electric?' Stoltz's inspirations are impeccable and clear. Sixties Davies British Invasion through 80's British Bunnymen post-punk, with appropriate off-shoots into West Coast American pop-psych, Velvets-indebted hooliganism and Drake/CSNY acoustic attenuations, the end result is pure joy. On the expanded version, standout tracks previously relegated to an Australian tour-only CD (like the breathlessly cinematic 'Old Pictures') see their first-ever vinyl and digital release while there's an additional 8 songs from the 'Antique Glow'-era seeing their first ever release in any format. The cutting room floor quality here is second-to-none, Stoltz clearly gifted with the curse of writing too many indelible songs, so the newly released 'Too Beck' (originally cast off by Kelley because he thought 'it sounded too much like Beck') and 'Umbrella' stand firm as some of the best, most timeless music Stoltz has ever released... a full two decades after he recorded them! With all instruments and vocals performed by Stoltz, the singularity of vision here is impeccably clear and executed. Packaging: Die-cut direct-to-board LP jacket, printed inner sleeves, standard weight vinyl

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New Release Round-Up 11-19-21

U2 - Achtung Baby: 30th Anniversary Edition

U2 - Achtung Baby: 30th Anniversary Edition - Island
A limited-edition black vinyl release of the Grammy-award winning U2 album Achtung Baby, to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, and recorded between Berlin’s Hansa Studios and various locations in Dublin, Achtung Baby was released to critical acclaim in 1991 & is regarded as one of U2’s most seminal albums. The album featured five singles: ‘The Fly’, ‘Mysterious Ways’, ‘One’, ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ and ‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses’.

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Kiss - Destroyer: 45th Anniversary Edition

Kiss - Destroyer: 45th Anniversary Edition - UMe
In 1976, KISS dropped the bombshell on the world being DESTROYER, an album that originally received resistance from fans due to the band exploring a new sound and has long become the quintessential and all-time best selling KISS studio album. Exploding with concert staples and KISS Army favorites like “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It OutLoud,” and “God Of Thunder” – the album’s new sounds came from the softer side of songs like “Do You Love Me?,”and songs heavy with orchestral arrangements including “Great Expectations” and their surprise hit single “Beth.” For the 45th anniversary, UMe is releasing the most comprehensive Super Deluxe Edition 4CD + Blu-ray Audio boxset that will melt the KISS Army’s minds. The original album on CD 1 is newly remastered by Abbey Road Mastering, CD 2 features 15 demos from Paul Stanley’s and Gene Simmons’s personal archives – 9 of which are unreleased. CD 3 loads up with studio outtakes, alternate versions / mixes and single edits – most notably a brand-new stripped-down mix for “Beth (Acoustic Mix)” where we found the acoustic guitar stems recorded for the entire song but originally only used in the last several closing notes of the song on the album. CD 4 features a ripping performance from the band’s visit to Paris France at the L’Olympia on May 22, 1976. Steven Wilson was brought in to create a first-ever Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround mix of the original studio album plus 2 bonus tracks “Beth (Acoustic Mix)” and “Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)” the latter featuring Ace Frehley’s original recorded guitar solo that was not released on the studio album (this track is available on the 2012 Destroyer: Resurrected project.) Packaging features a lift top-style box loaded with so much ephemera even KISS fans may need to seek medical advice upon receiving this boxset. Also available Deluxe 2CD and Deluxe 2LP.

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Teaser And The Firecat: 50th Anniversary

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Teaser And The Firecat: 50th Anniversary - A&M
Yusuf / Cat Stevens celebrates 1971's landmark album with this 4CD, Blu-ray, 2LP, and 7" set in a rigid clamshell box. It includes the 50th Anniversary remaster of the album on CD/Blu-ray HD Audio completed at Abbey Road by the original producer, Paul Samwell-Smith. Featuring 41 previously unreleased demos, sessions, live tracks, and 21 unreleased TV performances. Plus, an illustrated 108-pg essay book, a 44-pg replica of the original "Teaser And The Firecat" book, and a 7" single of "Moonshadow." Also available Super Deluxe 4CD/Blu-ray Box Set, Deluxe 2CD and LP & CD.

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Andy Shauf - Wilds

Andy Shauf - Wilds - ANTI
Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician’s songs unfold like short fiction: they’re densely layered with colorful characters and a rich emotional depth. Like he’s done throughout his career, Shauf wrote, performed, arranged, and produced every song on his new album Wilds at his studio space in the west end of Toronto.  Over the course of a year-and-a-half, Shauf had written more than 50 songs, and pared down this massive body of work, into a single album’s worth of material, which became 2020’s highly acclaimed The Neon Skyline album. These songs focused on a theme by intertwining the individual characters stories of a group of friends who gathered for one night at the same local bar. Wilds includes songs from those same writing sessions, that did not fit into the Skyline storyline and had their own singular identity apart from that album, though he does revisit with his old friends Judy and Jeremy in this outing.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Adele - 30
Oasis - Knebworth 1996
Twenty One Pilots - Scaled And Icy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raise The Roof [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP]
Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 3 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Green LP]
The Darkness - Motorheart [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Ringo Starr - Change The World EP [Vinyl]
Sting - The Bridge
Lady Gaga - Dawn Of Chromatica
James Blunt - The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)
The Tragically Hip - Road Apples: 30th Anniversary
Deap Vally - Marriage
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts
Willie Nelson - The Willie Nelson Family
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Guy [Limited Edition Red and Orange Swirl 2LP]
All Them Witches - Nothing As The Ideal [Limited Edition Galaxy Green and Black Mix LP]
FUR - When You Walk Away
Eagles Of Death Metal - EDOM Presents: A Boots Electric Christmas
Charlie Parr - Last Of The Better Days Ahead [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Canary Yellow & Magenta LP]
Lucinda Williams - Lu's Jukebox Vol. 5: Have Yourself A Rockin’ Little Christmas With Lucinda
Magdalena Bay - Mercurial World [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Grateful Dead - Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12/10/71
Escape The Fate - Dying Is Your Latest Fashion:15th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red LP]
Swallow The Sun - Moonflowers
Ultra Q - Get Yourself A Friend EP
Beach Fossils - The Other Side of Life: Piano Ballads
Calexico - Seasonal Shift [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Summer Sky Wave LP]



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New Release Round-Up 11-12-21

Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary

Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary - Geffen
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind Super Deluxe contains 5 CDs showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Melbourne, Tokyo, and Del Mar, California. Additionally, a Blu-ray of the complete Live in Amsterdam concert video (newly remastered in HD) is included along with a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos. Also available LP+7in, Deluxe 2CD and later next year Super Deluxe 8LP/7in Single Box Set.

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Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows - PIAS
The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Damon Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory. Albarn says "I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist."In a career of perpetual musical shifts and exploration, the record uncovers yet more ground, finding expansive orchestral arrangements nestling with intimate melodies, discordance brushing up against infectious majesty, all set to some of Albarn's most arresting vocal performances to date. Much like the beauty and chaos of the natural world it soundtracks, The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows vividly documents the emotional ebb and flow of the human condition, in all it's extremes, serving as a soul enriching document for our times.

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They Might Be Giants - Book

They Might Be Giants - Book - Idlewild Recordings
Book is a new phase They Might Be Giants album presented on 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP, CD, Cassette and Limited Edition Deluxe CD/Book with package design by Paul Sahre. Featuring "I Broke My Own Rule," "I Lost Thursday," and "I Can't Remember the Dream," Book is billed as a beacon of light amid a pretty unanimously rough period of time with the band's John Linnell describing it's songs as "humorously germane to the catastrophe going on around us."

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time [ALL EYES ON THE PAVEMENT BLUE LP]  Video Available


Taylor Swift - Red: Taylor's Version
IDLES - Crawler
Silk Sonic ( Bruno Mars + Anderson .Paak) - An Evening With Silk Sonic
Charlie Hickey - Count the Stairs EP [Metallic Silver Vinyl]
Elvis Presley - Back In Nashville
Gov't Mule - Heavy Load Blues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Smoke 2LP]
Richard Ashcroft - Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Turquoise 2LP]
Eric Clapton - The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions [Limited Edition Deluxe CD/DVD/Blu-ray]
Allen Stone - APART
All Them Witches - Lightning At The Door [Limited Edition Sea Glass with Lavender and Metallic Swirl LP]
All Them Witches - Dying Surfer Meets His Maker [Limited Edition Pink and Smoke Swirl LP]
All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War [Limited Edition Orange and Red Swirl LP]
All Them Witches - ATW [Limited Edition Tan, Blue, Red and Purple Splatter LP]
The Seafloor Cinema - In Cinemascope With Stereophonic Sound [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone in Clear with Doublemint Splatter LP]
Aesop Rock & Blockhead - Garbology
Amanda Shires - For Christmas
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Imposter
Cage The Elephant - Melophobia [RSD Essential Custom Clear with Smoky White Swirls LP]
Cage The Elephant - Tell Me I'm Pretty [RSD Essential Custom Clear with White & Blue Smoky Swirls LP]
Acid Dad - LEVITATION Sessions [Limited Edition Clear Blue with Heavy Yellow Splatter LP]
Holly Humberstone - The Walls Are Way Too Thin [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [LP+7in]
Walk The Moon - Heights
Cody Jinks - Mercy
NRBQ - Dragnet
Rod Stewart - The Tears Of Hercules
Jerry Garcia Band - GarciaLive Volume 17: NorCal ‘76
DMX - Exodus


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New Release Round-Up 11-05-21

The Black Keys - El Camino: 10th Anniversary Edition

The Black Keys - El Camino: 10th Anniversary Edition - Nonesuch
The Black Keys release a special tenth anniversary edition of their landmark seventh studio album El Camino via Nonesuch Records. El Camino (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) is available in several formats including a Super Deluxe edition of five vinyl LPs or four CDs, featuring a remastered version of the original album, a previously unreleased Live in Portland, ME concert recording, a BBC radio Zane Lowe session from 2012, a 2011 Electro-Vox session, a limited-edition photo book, poster, and lithograph, and a “new car scent” air freshener. A three-LP Deluxe edition, which includes the remastered album and the live recording, is also available.

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Diana Ross - Thank You

Diana Ross - Thank You - Verve
Diana Ross sings “Thank You” to the world.  “This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love. I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time,” said Ms. Ross. Recorded in her home studio, “Thank You" offers a powerful, inclusive musical message of love and togetherness.  With its songs of happiness, appreciation and joy, it wholeheartedly acknowledges that we are in this all together. Her family, friends and loyal and loving audiences all around the globe have been an integral part of her wonderful life’s story. In this special moment, it is time to step into the light. Ms. Ross co-wrote and collaborated on the 13 songs along with award-winning songwriters and producers including: Jack Antonoff, Troy Miller,Triangle Park, Spike Stent, Prince Charlez, Amy Wadge, Neff-U, Freddie Wexler, Jimmy Napes, Tayla Parx, Fred White, and Nathanial Ledgewick. Let us come together in harmony and gratitude with Diana Ross now and for the future. “I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice you hear my heart.  "Let Love Lead the Way”

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Bullet For My Valentine - Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine - Bullet For My Valentine - Spinefarm
Metal vets Bullet For My Valentine announces their self-titled, seventh album which will be released via Spinefarm Records. It sees the band open a bold new chapter and is easily their heaviest, fiercest album so far.

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Garbage - beautifulgarbage: 20th Anniversary

Garbage - beautifulgarbage: 20th Anniversary - Geffen
beautifulgarbage is the third studio album from Garbage, initially released on October 1, 2001. The album expanded on the band's musical variety, with stronger melodies, more direct lyrics, and sounds mixing rock with electronica, new wave, hip hop, and girl groups. Featuring newly remastered audio by Billy Bush & Butch Vig, this deluxe edition includes Beautiful Garbage on 2 x 180g Black Vinyl, as well as a 12" 180g of B-Sides and memorabilia.

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Curtis Harding - If Words Were Flowers

Curtis Harding - If Words Were Flowers - Anti
Simply calling Curtis Harding a soul man feels reductive. Harding's voice conveys pain, pleasure, longing, tenderness, sadness and strength-a full gamut of emotions. Today his voice takes on an optimistic lilt with his his new album, If Words Were Flowers. If Words Were Flowers is Harding's first new music since 2018, a follow up to his critically acclaimed 'Face Your Fears" album. It features songs like " Hopeful", where Harding croons with devotion over a classic soul groove, textured with infectious horn playing, background singers and modern psychedelic flourishes. Harding fuels his psychedelic sound with the essence of Soul but isn't bound by it. Instead, his songs convey an eclectic blend of genres leaping from the many musical lives he has lived from following his evangelical Gospel-singing mother on tour around the country as a child to rapping in Atlanta, forming a garage band with The Black Lips' Cole Alexander to singing back-up for Cee Lo Green. Through these experiences he fully embraces life's darkest intricacies and conjures dynamic, addictive melodies

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Radiohead - KID A MNESIA
ABBA - Voyage [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Brian Fallon - Night Divine
NCT 127 - The 3rd Album Repackage 'Favorite' [Classic Ver.]
AHI - Prospect
Jerry Garcia & John Kahn - GarciaLive Volume 14: January 27th, 1986 The Ritz
Hanson - Against The World
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) - The Low Highway [Limited Edition Butter Cream LP]
Steve Earle - Terraplane [Limited Edition Transparent Gold LP]
Steve Earle - Townes: The Basics [Limited Edition Gold LP]
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts Of West Virginia [Limited Edition Black & Blue Swirl LP]
Lilly Hiatt - Lately [Cassette]
Snail Mail - Valentine [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Neal Francis - In Plain Sight [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Electric Teal LP]
Parcels - Day/Night [2LP Box Set]
Blondie - Yuletide Throwdown [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Hot Pink 12in Single]
Mr. Bungle - The Night They Came Home [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange 2LP]
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - The Future
Houndmouth - Good For You


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New Release Round-Up 10-29-21

Tori Amos - Ocean To Ocean

Tori Amos - Ocean To Ocean - Decca
In spite of the various crises that have occurred since 2017's Native Invader, Tori Amos has emerged with Ocean To Ocean, her most personal work in years - an album bursting with warmth and connection, with deep roots in her earliest song writing. Written during the third lockdown in Cornwall this year, Ocean to Ocean is a universal story of going to rock bottom and renewing yourself all over again.

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Mastodon - Hushed And Grim

Mastodon - Hushed And Grim - Reprise
Mastodon release their anxiously awaited ninth full-length album, Hushed And Grim, via Reprise Records. Over the past year, the group recorded the album in their hometown, collaborating with producer David Bottrill [Tool, Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel] behind the board. As their most ambitious body of work to date, it consists of 15 tracks, surveying sonic landscapes of rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog threaded together by the innately expressive musical interplay of these four musicians. At the same time, an atmosphere of loss, loneliness, and longing permeates through the trio of cathartic vocals as they musically say goodbye to old friend, confidant, and longtime manager the late Nick John by architecting a magnum opus that bears the influence of his eternal memory.

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Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color: Deluxe Edition

Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color: Deluxe Edition - ATO Records
Deluxe edition of the groundbreaking, genre-defying second album by Alabama Shakes. Certified gold and the winner of four Grammys, Rolling Stone called "Sound & Color” a "weirder, woozier, fiercer and sexier record than their debut in nearly every way.” This repackaged set features revised artwork, new photos, and seven bonus tracks pulled from unreleased studio material, b-sides and live songs cut at the world renowned Capitol Records Studio A.

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SUSTO - Time In The Sun

SUSTO - Time In The Sun - New West Records
Time In The Sun is the 4th full length album from Charleston, SC band SUSTO. The album was written and recorded in the midst of a lot of life changing events for lead writer/singer Justin Osborne. Like everyone around the world, Osborne was navigating the global issues felt from the pandemic while normal life continued with its own blessings and challenges.. "We were navigating the global and national issues that everyone else was dealing with, but also I became a father and also lost my father. There was a lot of contemplation going on in my brain, a lot of personal evolution going on in my life, and songwriting was my way of working through it all. The title Time in the Sun is meant to be a monument to my own human existence and also a tribute to the human experience in general. I wouldn’t claim to understand what it means to be a human, from the countless different perspectives of the world, but I do have my own experience to reflect on and I want to be able to express and explain that in some way. I guess this album is an attempt at that. At the core though, it’s just a collection of songs about my life and my feelings."

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Bad Wolves - Dear Monsters

Bad Wolves - Dear Monsters - Better Noise Music
Expectations never mattered to Bad Wolves. Instead, the Los Angeles band fused unpredictable metallic intensity and impressive instrumental proficiency to arena-ready hooks, transforming from underdogs into elite platinum-certified hard rock contenders without compromise or apology. Since 2017, the core group-John Boecklin [drums], Doc Coyle [lead guitar, backing vocals], Chris Cain [rhythm guitar], and Kyle Konkiel [bass, backing vocals]-have consistently subverted expectations and accomplished the seemingly impossible. In 2018, the band earned a platinum plaque, topped iTunes, and ruled Active Rock at #1 for three weeks straight. This momentum also propelled their debut album, Disobey, to a Top 25 debut on the Billboard Top 200. In between performing to sold out audiences on multiple continents with heavyweights such as Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth, 2019's N.A.T.I.O.N. yielded their fifth straight #1 at Active Rock, "Sober," and brought their total stream tally past the half-billionmark-unprecedented for a modern rock band. Not to mention, LoudWire hailed it among the "50 Best Rock Albums of 2019" as Billboard and Consequence of Sound chronicled their rise. In the midst of 2021, Bad Wolves welcomed Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz-previously of The Acacia Strain-as lead vocalist, ushering in a new chapter with their third full-length offering, Dear Monsters,[Better Noise Music], led by the single "Lifeline."

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Save Face - Another Kill For The Highlight Reel

Save Face - Another Kill For The Highlight Reel - Epitaph
Save Face are a band who have always prided themselves on taking risks and the New Jersey band have doubled down on that sentiment with their sophomore album, Another Kill For The Highlight ReelAnother Kill For The Highlight Reel, which features indelibly human performances, including a guest appearance from Thursday’s Geoff Rickly on “A.M. Gothic”. “There’s something about the New Jersey kinship [between Geoff and I] that really resonates with me,” Tyler Povanda explains. “New Jersey’s music scene is really something special.” Musically, the album—which was produced by the Movielife’s Brett Romnes—sees Povanda taking influence from his Jersey brethren like Thursday but adds a theatrical twist. “‘GLITTER’ was the first song I wrote that ended up being on this album and it bridges the gap between Merci and Another Kill For The Highlight Reel, ” Povanda says. “I think that song serves as a cool sonic metaphor for the transformation of the band. I would say this album isn’t narrative in the same way as the last one, but it does feel much more immersive.”

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Spice Girls - Spice: 25th Anniversary

Spice Girls - Spice: 25th Anniversary - Virgin Records US
Originally released on November 4, 1996, The Spice Girls' debut album Spice celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! The album features the smash singles "Wannabe," "2 Become 1," and "Say You'll Be There" and is the best-selling album in music history by a girl group and one of the best-selling albums of all time. The 2CD set includes the original album along with bonus tracks, B-sides from the hit singles, remixes commissioned for the singles, and previously unreleased demos.

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Nat King Cole - A Sentimental Christmas With Nat King Cole And Friends: Cole Classics Reimagined

Nat King Cole - A Sentimental Christmas With Nat King Cole And Friends: Cole Classics Reimagined - Capitol
The new album 'A Sentimental Christmas With Nat King Cole And Friends: Cole Classics Reimagined' weaves Nat King Cole's unparalleled, beautifully restored vocals with new arrangements and contemporary artists creating beautiful sentimental duets of holiday classics. Taking its lead from the GRAMMY award-winning virtual duet of “Unforgettable,” by Natalie Cole with her father, this holiday album features brand new duets with John Legend, Kristen Chenoweth, Calum Scott, Gloria Estefan & Johnny Mathis.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Ed Sheeran - = [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Black Veil Brides - The Phantom Tomorrow
Dave Chappelle - 8:46
Khruangbin - Mordechai Remixes
R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi: 25th Anniversary Edition
The War On Drugs - I Don’t Live Here Anymore [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blue 2LP]
Joe Bonamassa - Time Clocks
Billy Bragg - The Million Things That Never Happened
Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason: Remixed & Updated
Emily Scott Robinson - American Siren
Sam Evian - Time To Melt [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Iggy Azalea - The End of an Era
Mouse Rat - The Awesome Album [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Nothing Rhymes With Blorange Orange LP]
Eddie Vedder/Glen Hansard/Cat Power - Flag Day (Original Soundtrack)
The Front Bottoms - The Front Bottoms: 10th Anniversary Edition
Bremer/McCoy - Natten (The Night)
Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend: Deluxe [Limited Edition]
Bnny - Everything
Lindsay Lohan - A Little More Personal (Raw)
Nightmares On Wax - Shout Out! To Freedom...
The The - The Comeback Special [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set]
Tipper - The Seamless Unspeakable Something
Hayes Carll - You Get It All


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New Release Round-Up 10-22-21

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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Sixx: A.M. - Hits

Sixx: A.M. - Hits - Better Noise Music
Sixx: A.M. Hits is the Ultimate Sixx: A.M. Collection featuring the first new song in six years and song that compliments his new book - 'The First 21', 2 more unreleased tracks "Penetrate' + "Waiting All My Life" and new mixes of "Talk to Me", " Skin" and the iconic "Life is Beautiful". Sixx: A.M. formed in 2007 by Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, renowned guitarist DJ Ashba, and producer /songwriter James Michael, and has had #3 US top 20 albums with #9 US Top 20 singles and is best known for their debut album The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack and the #1 hits "Life Is Beautiful" and "Lies of the Beautiful People". Available via limited edition CD digi pack and color vinyl.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Lana Del Rey - Blue Banisters
Duran Duran - FUTURE PAST [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Red LP]
Paul McCartney - McCartney III: 3333 Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow/Black Splatter LP]
Parquet Courts - Sympathy For Life
Elton John - The Lockdown Sessions
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells: 20th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peppermint Pinwheel LP]
Starset - Horizons
The Allman Brothers Band - Fillmore East 1970 [Limited Edition Pink LP]
NCT 127 - The 3rd Album 'Sticker' [Sticker Ver.]
Deerhoof - Actually, You Can
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - B-Sides & Rarities: Part II
The Replacements - Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash: Deluxe Edition [4CD/LP]
Wale - Folarin II
BIA - FOR CERTAIN
Spiritualized - Let It Come Down: Reissue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ivory LP]
Jarvis Cocker - Chansons D'ennui Tip-Top
Superchunk - Here's to Shutting Up: 20th Anniversary Reissue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP+CD]
Lady A - What A Song Can Do
Pennywise - Pennywise [Blue With Black Splatter LP]
Hiss Golden Messenger - O Come All Ye Faithful [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone Green Red Tri-Color Segment 2LP]
Guided By Voices - It's Not Them. It Couldn't Be Them. It Is Them!
Seether - Wasteland - The Purgatory EP
Hawthorne Heights - The Rain Just Follows Me
Seventeen - SEVENTEEN 9th Mini Album ‘Attacca’ [Op.1]
Moor Mother - Black Encyclopedia Of The Air [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Seaglass Wave LP]
Dream Theater - A View From The Top Of The World [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tan 2LP+CD]
The Convenience - Accelerator [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
Young Gun Silver Fox - Canyons [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red LP]
NOFX - Ribbed: 30th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red with Black Splatter LP]
Clinic - Fantasy Island [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]


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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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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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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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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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New Release Round-Up 10-01-21

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

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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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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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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New Release Round-Up 09-17-21

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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New Release Round-Up 09-10-21

Kacey Musgraves - star-crossed

Kacey Musgraves - star-crossed - MCA Nashville
Kacey Musgraves’ new album star-crossed is a bold, empowering, and personal series of songs that displays the 6x GRAMMY Award winner's continued growth as one of the finest singer-songwriters of our time. It's the follow-up to Golden Hour, which earned Musgraves her third No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and distinguished her as only the third artist ever to take home Album of the Year at the GRAMMY Awards, CMA Awards, and ACM Awards.

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Slothrust - Parallel Timeline

Slothrust - Parallel Timeline - Dangerbird
On Slothrust's latest album, bandleader Leah Wellbaum pushed herself to try and understand her own spirituality on a deeper level, putting a lens on the core wound of the human experience, the idea that we’re alone. With Parallel Timeline, Wellbaum explores the feeling of being trapped inside her own consciousness while simultaneously searching for a meaningful connection to the universe, and all the mysteries it contains.

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Low - Hey What

Low - Hey What - Sub Pop
Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share, Low present HEY WHAT. These ten pieces—each built around their own instantaneous, undeniable hook—are turbocharged by the vivid textures that surround them. The ineable, 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. There will be time to unravel and attribute meaning to the music and art of these times, but the creative moment looks FORWARD, with teeth. HEY WHAT is Low's thirteenth full-length release in twenty-seven years, and their third with producer BJ Burton.

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Heartless Bastards - A Beautiful Life

Heartless Bastards - A Beautiful Life - Sweet Unknown Records
A Beautiful Life is the first new music from Heartless Bastards since 2015’s Restless Ones. The album was produced by Kevin Ratterman (Strand Of Oaks, Jim James, White Reaper). Album performers include Andrew Bird on “The River,” Greggory Clifford (White Denim) on drums, Jesse Chandler (Mercury Rev, Midlake) on keys, flute, clarinet; David Pulkingham (Patty Griffin) on guitar, Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket) on keys. The music is a melange of blues rock, rock and singer-songwriter which surround themes about self-love and awareness, mental health, the environment, and consumerism.

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Elvis Costello - Spanish Model

Elvis Costello - Spanish Model - UMe
Elvis Costello and award-winning producer, Sebastian Krys, have brought together a stunning international cast of some of the biggest Latin rock and pop artists from around the globe to interpret Elvis Costello and The Attractions' album, This Year's Model, entirely in Spanish. The inspired Spanish-language adaptations are set to the band's classic studio performances, culled from the original master recordings, which have been newly mixed by Krys. Available on black Vinyl.  Also available, This Year's Model, which has been newly remastered. Available on 180-gram black vinyl with the addition of "Big Tears" and "Radio Radio."

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Dori Freeman - Ten Thousand Roses

Dori Freeman - Ten Thousand Roses - Blue Hens Music
Dori Freeman's inimitable signature sound is in peak form on her fourth studio album, Ten Thousand Roses. Raised among a family of musicians in the Blue Ridge Mountains and hailed by Rolling Stone as “one of the most authentic vocalists to emerge from the hills of southwestern Virginia in recent years,” she’s a bonafide Appalachian artist, while simultaneously shattering the archetype by empowering the characters in her songs with personal strength and homegrown wisdom. 

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Ray Charles - True Genius

Ray Charles - True Genius - Exceleration Music / Tangerine
Every Ray Charles album post-1960 is represented here, along with singles not available on any of his previously released albums. Most of these recordings will be available on major streaming services for the very first time in a decade or more. Released on Ray Charles own Tangerine Records and remastered from the original masters, you can now stream all of your favorite hits. The True Genius box set consists of 6 discs including a never before released live concert from Stockholm in 1972. A beautifully designed, coffee table style book includes rare, unseen photos and other Charles memorabilia. The liner notes were written by Quincy Jones, Valerie Ervin and A. Scott Galloway. This prestigious release and the campaign that surrounds it will create long awaited access to Ray’s music to generations of fans around the world as well as target new fans that will hear his music for the very first time.

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Andrea Bocelli - Concerto: One Night In Central Park - 10th Anniversary

Andrea Bocelli - Concerto: One Night In Central Park - 10th Anniversary - Verve
Digitally remastered 10th Anniversary edition. Andrea Bocelli's One Night In Central Park concert is undoubtedly a seminal moment in his career, the concert was not only a childhood dream turning into reality but the validation of Andrea as one of the world's true superstars. The concert had an all-star cast including Celine Dion, Tony Bennet, David Foster, and more. The original album was one of the best-selling live albums of all time.

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Frances Forever - Paranoia Party EP [Baby Blue Vinyl]  Video Available

Andrew W.K. - God Is Partying [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Turquoise LP+Poster]
Metallica - Metallica: Remastered [Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set]
The Band CAMINO - The Band Camino [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Hayley Williams - FLOWERS for VASES / descansos [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Milky Clear LP]
Matthew E. White - K Bay
Samantha Fish - Faster
Andrea von Kampen - That Spell [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Sky Blue LP]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000 [English Cover LP]
Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe Color 2LP]
Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow the Rules: The Paramour Session [LP]
Twiztid - Unlikely Prescription [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Long Box]
Belly - See You Next Wednesday
The Vaccines - Back In Love City
Amyl and The Sniffers - Comfort To Me [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Romer Red LP]
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space: Remastered [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neptune Blue LP]
UFO - Force It: Deluxe Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Enjoy The View [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
Donny Osmond - Start Again
Chicago - Chicago At Carnegie Hall - Complete [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 16CD Box Set]
Bela Fleck - My Bluegrass Heart
Sincere Engineer - Bless My Psyche [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple LP]



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New Release Round-Up 09-03-21

Lauren Alaina - Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World

Lauren Alaina - Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World - Mercury Nashville
Lauren Alaina releases her third studio album, Sitting Pretty On Top Of The World. The 15 tracks include the Top 40 Country hit "Getting Over Him," which features Jon Pardi and her signature powerhouse vocals, as well as "Run" which addresses the rat race of life we are all on.

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DJ Seinfeld - Mirrors  Video Available

Imagine Dragons - Mercury – Act 1
Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red & Yellow 2LP]
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Layla Revisited [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blue 3LP]
Rudimental - Ground Control [Transparent Green 2LP]
Nils Frahm & FS Blumm - 2x1=4
Tipper - The Seamless Unspeakable Something
Bob Marley & The Wailers - The Capitol Session '73
Liz Cooper - Hot Sass
My Morning Jacket - Live 2015 [White 3LP]
Lady Gaga - Born This Way: The Tenth Anniversary
Cinderella Original Motion Picture Cast - Cinderella (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Grizfolk - Grizfolk
LANY - gg bb xx
Jinjer - Wallflowers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Grey LP]
Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers - Ramble in Music City: The Lost Concert (1990)
Kat Von D - Love Made Me Do It [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Glow In The Dark LP]
Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World: 20th Anniversary Edition
Early James - Tumbleweed b/w Mama Can Be My Valentine [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 7in Single]





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The Beatles - Let It Be: Special Edition

The Beatles - Let It Be: Special Edition

Following on from the global success of ‘Abbey Road’, Apple Corps and USM are proud to present the next multi-format Beatles album reissue of ‘Let It Be’. 

January 1969 –The Beatles planned to return to live performance, setting up in Twickenham Film Studios, London, for 21 days of rehearsals. They then decamped to their new studio in their Apple office building in Saville Row and on January 30th performed their last ever live group performance on the rooftop. All of this was filmed for aproposed documentary (eventually released in 1970). During the rehearsal process, they asked Glyn Johns, who had been hired to help with the live sound, to attempt a mix to create an album. This was never released, becoming known as one of the great ‘lost’ albums in rock history and is now included in this Super Deluxe Set. The album was delayed further and in fact became their 12th and final official album release on 8th May 1970 following additional production by American producer Phil Spector.

Watch the unboxing video below and pre-order your copy of the album on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Picture Disc LP, Super Deluxe 4LP + 12in EP, Super Deluxe 5CD/Blu-ray, Deluxe 2CD, LP or CD.


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New Release Round-Up 08-27-21

Halsey - If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power

Halsey - If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power - Capitol
Halsey's fourth studio album If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power is a career-defining body of work. Produced By Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross, the album is a bold concept record that pushes creative boundaries. Halsey has surpassed 60 million RIAA-certified units across albums, singles and features. Worldwide, she has sold over 150 million adjusted singles. If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power follows Manic, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart.

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Madi Diaz - History Of A Feeling

Madi Diaz - History Of A Feeling - Epitaph
Rage, confusion, despair, self-deception, and introspection—Madi Diaz cycles through the full spectrum of emotions on History Of A Feeling, her debut on ANTI-. It’s an album that undeniably marks Diaz’s status as a first-rate songwriter, a craft she’s spent years refining, and one wherein Diaz establishes herself as an artist capable of distilling profound feelings with ease. Diaz pulls from a range of folk, country, and pop leanings—she is as much influ- enced by Patty Griffin and Lori McKenna as she is the sonics of PJ Harvey and di- rectness of Kathleen Hanna. On History Of A Feeling, the Nashville based songwriter comes to terms with the dissolution of a meaningful relationship. By the end of it, she wills herself into a self-reflective state where she doesn’t hate herself for being so heartbroken. The songs on History Of A Feeling, are the most direct and introspective songs Diaz has ever written. In the few times she’s gotten to perform them live in front of an audience, Diaz describes the experience as one where she feels acutely present even though she’s singing about emotions that started to take root years ago. It’s relatable to anyone who has experienced heartbreak and great change in some manner, and this profound sense of intimacy and camaraderie she seamlessly weaves into the songs was important to her. “I wanted it to sound conversational, like I had just walked over to your house and we’re sitting and at the end of your driveway talking—just like we’re hashing it out in the same way that you’d call a best friend at one in the morning because you needed to talk about what just happened.”

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The Beach Boys - Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf's Up Sessions 1969-1971

The Beach Boys - Feel Flows: The Sunflower & Surf's Up Sessions 1969-1971 - Capitol
The Beach BoysFeel Flows’ collection is based on the landmark 1970/1971 albums ‘Sunflower’ and ‘Surf’s Up’. This 4LP features remastered versions of the original albums and has 64 tracks including 44 previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions, alternate mixes and vocals. Available in 4LP, 5CD, 2LP and 2CD sets.

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Boris - NO

Boris - NO - Third Man Vinyl
Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. Furiously recorded in the early days of the covid-19 pandemic and surprise-released in July 2020, NO was met with immediate and widespread praise. Meant to serve as a mirror that redirects the negativity of the global lockdown to something more positive, the content on NO can be characterized as “extreme healing music”. Musically, it draws from influential noise-heavy hardcore group Gudon, even including a cover of their song “Fundamental Error”. NO is a classic hardcore thrash record and is one of the band’s strongest efforts from start to finish. This will also serve as the release of NO on streaming services worldwide. "Their most compelling album in more than a decade." - Pitchfork

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Boris - Flood

Boris - Flood - Third Man Vinyl
Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way. This is the first-ever and particularly-anticipated official vinyl release of Boris's essential 2000 album, Flood. The album was originally released in Japan, only on CD. Delivered in four equally important movements, Flood is simultaneously delicate, dense, undulating, devastating, emancipating, hypnotic and triumphant. Each season of the album has its own sense of place, best revealed listen-by-listen. With the album, Boris broaden their vision of musical possibility, with a notable and imaginative influence from visionary American minimalist Steve Reich, weaving in prog, drone and slowcore into a multifaceted symphony. There simply has never been another piece of music like Flood.

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Diane Warren - Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1

Diane Warren - Diane Warren: The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1 - BMG
After three decades of penning massive hits for Celine Dion, Aerosmith, Toni Braxton, and many more, songwriting great Diane Warren is stepping out on her own with The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1, out August 27th via Di-Namic Records/BMG. The album's eclectic guest list mixes legendary artists like Carlos Santana and Celine Dion with contemporary stars G-Eazy, Ty Dolla $ign, Maren Morris, and Luis Fonsi. Other notable contributors include Darius Rucker, John Legend, Leona Lewis, and Lauren Jauregui. Rounding out the features are Rita Ora, Batiste, Pentatonix, Sofia Reyes, Reik, James Arthur, Jimmie Allen, LP, Paloma Faith, and James Morrison.

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The Bug - Fire  Video Available

Chvrches - Screen Violence [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Red LP]
DMX - Exodus
John Mellencamp - The Good Samaritan Tour 2000
OneRepublic - Human
The Bronx - The Bronx VI
Mouse Rat - The Awesome Album
Masego - Capitol Cuts - Live From Studio A
Donna Missal - Capitol Cuts - Live From Studio A
Yann Tiersen - Kerber [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
TesseracT - P O R T A L S
Spice Girls - Wannabe 25 [Picture Disc]
Lil Tecca - WE LOVE YOU TECCA 2
(Hed) P.E. - Sandmine EP
Toyah - Posh Pop [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Signed Space Grey LP]
Big Red Machine - How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last? [Red LP]
J. Cole - The Off-Season
Indigo de Souza - Any Shape You Take
Brian Setzer - Gotta Have The Rumble
Death Cab for Cutie - The Georgia EP





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New Release Round-Up 08-20-21

Sturgill Simpson - The Ballad of Dood and Juanita

Sturgill Simpson - The Ballad of Dood and Juanita - High Top Mountain
Sturgill Simpson releases his new concept album, The Ballad of Dood and Juanita, on CD, vinyl release will be December 3rd.  This is the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter's third album in twelve months and his most ambitious project to date.. Written and recorded in less than a week, and featuring the same ace musicians who played on last year's Cuttin' Grass albums, the record tells a classic American story of a Civil War-era couple torn apart by violence and reunited by love—what Simpson calls "a simple tale of either redemption or revenge." “I just wanted to write a story—not a collection of songs that tell a story, but an actual story, front to back,” says Simpson. He describes the concept album as a “rollercoaster ride through all the styles of traditional country and bluegrass and mountain music that I love, including gospel and a cappella.” In a career marked by risk-taking and rule-breaking, Simpson has previously challenged genre conventions with 2016’s soul-inflected A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, which won the Grammy award for Country Album of the Year and was nominated for Album of the Year, and 2019’s Sound & Fury, which was nominated for Rock Album of the Year. The Ballad of Dood and Juanita is available on an indie record store-exclusive CD that includes a printed illustration from the album artwork. A standard CD is also available. On 12/3/21, the vinyl will be available on indie-exclusive Translucent Natural vinyl, and will include another 11x11 print of the illustration on the front cover. Standard black vinyl is also available. 

Bob's Burgers [TV Series] - The Bob's Burgers Music Album Vol.2

Bob's Burgers [TV Series] - The Bob's Burgers Music Album Vol.2 - Sub Pop
The Bob's Burgers Music Album Vol.2 includes nearly every single musical morsel from seasons 7 through 9. This 90-song smorgasbord will feature the Belcher family - Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), Linda (John Roberts), Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal) - as well as the show’s numerous recurring and special guests. This includes actors, comedians, and musicians Adam Driver, Tiffany Haddish, Jenny Slate, Daveed Diggs, Max Greenfield, Toddrick Hall, Aparna Nancherla, and Matt Berninger (of the National). For fans of the show, enjoying the music of Bob’s Burgers on its own is both an irresistible to-go bag and ultimately a world unto itself. Lose yourself in the strangely epic disco celebration “Hot Pants Rain Dance”, sing along with the musical theater gem, “The Wedding Is My Warzone,” or do whatever you’re gonna do to “Sexy Little Tiger” but don’t miss the Bob’s Burgers Music Album Vol. 2. Fans, your order is up.

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James McMurtry - The Horses and the Hounds

James McMurtry - The Horses and the Hounds - New West Records
In James McMurtry’s new effort, The Horses and the Hounds, the acclaimed songwriter backs personal narratives with effortless elegance (“Canola Fields”) and endless energy (“If It Don’t Bleed”). This first collection in seven years spotlights a seasoned tunesmith in peak form as he turns toward reflection (“Vaquero”) and revelation (closer “Blackberry Winter”). Familiar foundations guide the journey. “There’s a definite Los Angeles vibe to this record,” McMurtry says. “The ghost of Warren Zevon seems to be stomping around among the guitar tracks. Don’t know how he got in there. He never signed on for work for hire.” The Horses and the Hounds is a reunion of sorts. McMurtry recorded the new album with legendary producer Ross Hogarth (Ozzy Osbourne, John Fogerty, Van Halen, Keb’ Mo’) at Jackson Browne’s Groovemaster’s in Santa Monica, California. Hogarth recorded McMurtry’s first two albums, Too Long in the Wasteland and Candyland and later mixed McMurtry’s first self-produced album, Saint Mary of the Woods. Another veteran of those three releases, guitarist David Grissom (Joe Ely, John Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks), returns with some of his finest work.

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Fink - IIUII [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bronze 2LP]  Video Available

Lorde - Solar Power [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Brown LP]
Jake Bugg - Saturday Night, Sunday Morning
AJR - Ok Orchestra [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
Connie Smith - The Cry of the Heart
Shannon & The Clams - Year Of The Spider [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Midnight Wine LP]
Chrissie Hynde - Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan
Caravan - Who Do You Think We Are? [37 Disc Deluxe Box Set]
Various Artists - Smithsonian Anthology Of Hip-Hop & Rap [9CD Box Set]
Deafheaven - Infinite Granite
Trey Anastasio - Burn It Down (Live)
Between The Buried And Me - Colors II
TOMORROW X TOGETHER - The Chaos Chapter: FIGHT OR ESCAPE [FIGHT version]
Sierra Ferrell - Long Time Coming [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Olive Green LP]
Wanda Jackson - Encore
Kool & The Gang - Perfect Union
Martha Wainwright - Love Will Be Reborn
Dawes - Nothing Is Wrong: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [2LP+7in]
MG [Martin Gore] - The Third Chimpanzee Remixed
Switchfoot - Interrobang
John Coltrane - Another Side of John Coltrane
Anderson East - Maybe We Never Die [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Fear Factory - Aggression Continuum
The Offspring - We Never Have Sex Anymore [Translucent Green 7in Single]




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New Release Round-Up 08-13-21

Watchhouse - Watchhouse

Watchhouse - Watchhouse - Tiptoe Tiger Music
On April 21, 2021 the duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz — who over the past decade have achieved grassroots success as Mandolin Orange, going from coffee shop performers to festival headliners — announced that they are now called Watchhouse. Says the band in a new statement: "This past year has been the first time we’ve stayed still since we were 21, and the pause gave us the opportunity to sit with ourselves and set intentions. We have long been burdened by the dichotomy between our band name and the music we strive to create—if you’ve heard the songs, you know they are personal. Now that we can see a future where music is a shared experience again, we're defining the space we share with you on a stage or in your headphones, and making it one that welcomes our creativity and anyone who wants to listen." Watchhouse's self-titled album is the first under their new name, and is co-produced by Josh Kaufman, who has produced records for The National and Bonny Light Horseman, and also played on Taylor Swift’s folklore and evermore. The album represents a seamless reinvention as a band at the regenerative edges of subtly experimental folk-rock. Challenging as they are charming, and an inspired search for personal and political goodness, these nine songs offer welcome lessons about what any of us might become when the night begins to break. The first single "Better Way" pairs their own honest songcraft with bold, otherworldly sonic explorations that signify a new sense of confidence and ambition for the band.

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The Killers - Pressure Machine
Sheryl Crow - Live From The Ryman And More
Jennifer Hudson - RESPECT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Nicki Minaj - Beam Me Up Scotty
Pop Smoke - Faith
Jungle - Loving In Stereo [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Marble LP]
Pachyman - The Return of Pachyman
Mastodon - Fallen Torches [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Vinyl]
Sepultura - SepulQuarta
Rainbow Kitten Surprise - RKS! Live From Athens Georgia
Dan + Shay - Good Things
Paul Anka - Making Memories
Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson - Refuge
Jade Bird - Different Kinds of Light
Luke Hemmings - When Facing The Things We Turn Away From
Various Artists - Rip It Up: The Best Of Specialty Records
Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue: 2021 - Stereo Remaster
El Michels Affair Meets Liam Bailey - Ekundayo Inversions
Bendigo Fletcher - Fits Of Laughter [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Violet LP]
Samia - Scout EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Apple Red Vinyl]
Pearl Jam - No Code
Ben Platt - Reverie


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New Release Round-Up 08-06-21

Barbra Streisand - Release Me 2

Barbra Streisand - Release Me 2 - Sony Legacy
The only artist to ever achieve #1 albums in SIX consecutive decades, Barbra Streisand's Release Me 2 is yet another musical gem in her unparalleled career.  The follow-up to her acclaimed 2012 album, Release Me, this new collection contains previously unreleased tracks from Barbra’s vault, including duets with Willie Nelson and Kermit the Frog. With songs by Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Barry Gibb, Paul Williams, Randy Newman, Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Harold Arlen, and Carole King, Barbra describes Release Me 2 as, “A lovely walk down memory lane…a chance to revisit, and in some cases, add a finishing instrumental touch to songs that still resonate for me in meaningful ways.” 

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Guccihighwaters - Joke's On You

Guccihighwaters - Joke's On You - Epitaph
Guccihighwaters is the artistic persona of 21 year -old, artist/producer, Morgan Murphy. Since his debut single in 2017, Murphy has exploded in the cloud rap community and his music has been streamed over 200 Million times. His new album, Joke's On You, is his debut for Epitaph Records and will be his first available on vinyl. Guccihighwaters is the keystone to the label's dedication to this sound that we feel is the future of Alternative music. Spending his formative years growing up in rural Ireland, Murphy was shy and when his family returned to their native New York, that shy 15 year-old turned to home recording/bedroom production and starting making his own beats. He began to indulge his musical vision by exploring community on the internet, finding a place to belong that he had not found prior. As a singer, Murphy was a bit of an outsider to the SoundCloud rap world he'd begun to orbit. "I was grouped in because of the time and place and platform," he says. His use of original piano with a classic touch and his angelic singing gave him an original voice within the scene's crowded world. Even if he wanted to blend in, he didn't know how. With Jokes On You, he says, "basically my goal was to make it sound like me. " Some members of that community, like Powfu and nothing, nowhere, feature on the album, adding their voices to Murphy's signature sound. Guccihighwaters is a top digital artist in the Indie Pop/Cloud Rapspace, releasing his music on vinyl for the first time. Album features include lo-fi sensation powfu , top emo rapper Convolk and popular alt/hip hop artist, nothing, nowhere. For Fans of powfu, Lil Peep, nothing, nowhere and Lund

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Brian May - Back To The Light: Remastered

Brian May - Back To The Light: Remastered - UMe
The original album newly remastered by Bob Ludwig from the original master tapes and personally overseen by Brian May. The CD is presented in a 6 panel digipak with a 24pg booklet containing rare photos and album notes. The second disc, Out of the Light, contains alternative versions, B-Sides and live tracks. The LP is presented in 180g heavyweight white vinyl in spined sleeve with printed inner bag. The whole package comes in a 12” lift lid box with 2 X CD in wallets and enamel badge.

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George Harrison - All Things Must Pass: Remastered

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass: Remastered - Capitol
In celebration of the 50th Anniversary, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass is being celebrated with a suite of new releases highlighted by a stunning new mix of the classic album by Grammy Award-winning mixer/engineer Paul Hicks, overseen by executive producer Dhani Harrison.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Drive-By Truckers - Plan 9 Records July 13, 2006 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Spring Green 3LP] Video Available 
Franz Ferdinand - Tonight: Franz Ferdinand Video Available
Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have It So Much Better Video Available
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand Video Available


Hippo Campus - Good Dog, Bad Dream EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Marble Vinyl]
Kississippi - Mood Ring [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Jawbreaker LP]
Bob Mould - Distortion: Live [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Signed 140-Gram Clear Splatter 8LP Box Set]
Movements - No Good Left To Give B-Sides [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Grape Candy Purple 7in Single]
Leah Blevins - First Time Feeling
Paul Thorn - Never Too Late To Call
Benet - Game Over! EP
Chris Young - Famous Friends
Sponge - Lavatorium
BTS - BTS, THE BEST
Staind - Live: It's Been Awhile
Liars - The Apple Drop
Will Young - Crying On The Bathroom Floor
Night Ranger - ATBPO
LCD Soundsystem - The Long Goodbye (LCD Soundsytem Live At Madison Square Garden)



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New Release Round-Up 07-30-21

Son Volt - Electro Melodier

Son Volt - Electro Melodier - Transmit Sound
2020 was not quite what Jay Farrar was expecting for the 25th anniversary of Son Volt, the band he started in 1995 after leaving the seminal group Uncle Tupelo, whose No Depression album helped define the alt-country and Americana genre. The group had just finished an Outlaw Country Cruise when the pandemic hit and sent them into their homes on lockdown. Instead of a triumphant tour marking the illustrious landmark, Farrar was forced indoors by the pandemic, and his “Reverie” during that time helped define Electro Melodier, Son Volt’s 10th studio album – and third for influential Nashville indie Thirty Tigers. The title, taken from the names of two vintage amplifiers from the late ‘40s and early ‘50s, also describes the disc’s unique blend of folk, country, blues, soul and rock – an electric troubadour with melodies that hit and stick. Social protest songs like “Living in the U.S.A.” and “The Globe,” the former about the promises of this nation gone wrong, the latter referencing the street protests accompanying the Black Lives Matter movement, exist side by side with odes to long-term relationships (specifically his 25-year marriage) in “Diamonds and Cigarettes” and “Lucky Ones.” Once again accompanied by the current Son Volt line up – keyboardist/steel guitarist Mark Spencer, bassist Andrew Duplantis, guitarist Chris Frame and drummer Mark Patterson – Farrar takes a slight turn from 2019’s politically pointed Union to a series of songs that asks questions rather than demanding answers – think of “Living in the U.S.A.” as Farrar’s version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” or Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power,” an anthem to unite the populace. One listen to Electro Melodier, which opens with “Reverie,” describing Farrar’s contemplative state gazing out his window, enlivened with Mark Spencer’s “Wichita Lineman” guitar riffs and the lush Big Star melodies, and you wonder why no other rock ‘n’ roll bands or singer/songwriters are making albums like this about what we’re all going through. With tour dates scheduled before the end of 2021, Son Volt is ready to return to what they know best after a welcome period of introspection. The songs of Electro Melodier help remind us to be thankful of what we still have – new music from Jay Farrar and Son Volt. 

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Parker McCollum - Gold Chain Cowboy

Parker McCollum - Gold Chain Cowboy - MCA Nashville
Parker McCollum will be releasing his major label debut- Gold Chain Cowboy on MCA Nashville on July 30th.  He is born and raised in the Houston-TX market and has been based in Austin-TX since he released is first independent single and EP in 2013.  He has performed and will headline numerous radio station festivals during the summer.  The 10 Tracks on his debut album will feature the #1 Platinum-"Pretty Heart" and his current Top 40 hit- "To Be Loved By You". 

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Los Lobos - Native Sons

Los Lobos - Native Sons - New West Records
Los Angeles based band, Los Lobos, have always been inspired by their surroundings and the place they call home. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, zydeco, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños. With Native Sons the band set out to showcase all of these influences with their own take on the songs of Los Angeles from some of the cities greatest songwriters. Native Sons features 13-songs from well known LA artists such as Buffalo Springfield, WAR, Jackson Browne and the Beach Boys as well as deep cuts from the Jaguars, The Basters and The Premiers. The album title track is the sole original composition written by the band. 

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Billie Eilish - Happier Than Ever [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deep Brown 2LP]
Prince - Welcome 2 America [Deluxe 2 LP / 1 CD / 1 Blu-Ray]
Clay Walker - Texas to Tennessee
Yola - Stand for Myself [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Hot Pink LP]
Torres - Thirstier [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak Opaque Red-in-Translucent Yellow LP]
Blues Traveler - Traveler's Blues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Naia Izumi - A Residency In The Los Angeles Area
Son Lux - Tomorrows [Limited Edition 3LP]
Grouplove - This Is This
Durand Jones & The Indications - Private Space
Needtobreathe - Into The Mystery
Bleachers - Take The Sadness Out Of Saturday Night [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Dee Snider - Leave A Scar
King Woman - Celestial Blues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Milky Clear w/Gold and Silver Splatter LP]
Slayyyter - Troubled Paradise
Peaches - Pussy Mask [Vinyl Single]
Patrick Page II - If I Fail Are We Still Cool? [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Smokey Translucent LP]
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! - Gone Are The Good Days
Erasure - The Neon Remixed


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New Release Round-Up 07-23-21

Paul McCartney - McCartney III Imagined

Paul McCartney - McCartney III Imagined - Capitol
Hailed upon its release last year as "vital and comfortable taking new chances” (Rolling Stone) and “cheery, resilient, forever looking forward” (The New Yorker), Paul McCartney’s McCartney III, which topped album charts across the world, is now literally moving into the future in the form of McCartney III Imagined.  Personally curated by Paul, McCartney III Imagined features an A-List assortment of friends, fans and brand new acquaintances, each covering and/or reimagining their favorite McCartney III moments in their own signature styles. The result is a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation of an album Rolling Stone accurately tagged “an inspiration to us all”—one that serves as an extension of the instantly beloved McCartney III while standing on its own as brilliant and adventurous milestone in the McCartney discography.

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Descendents - 9th & Walnut

Descendents - 9th & Walnut - Epitaph
Formed in L.A.’s South Bay in 1978, Descendents began as a power trio featuring bassist Tony Lombardo, drummer Bill Stevenson, and guitarist Frank Navetta (d. 2008). The band recruited vocalist Milo Aukerman in 1980 and began establishing themselves as major players in the Southern California Punk movement. Over the years, the band has sustained a potent chemistry and shared vision, further cementing them as punk legends.  In 2002, the original four-piece lineup — Frank Navetta, Tony Lombardo, Bill Stevenson, and Milo Aukerman — got back into the studio to finally record their first-ever songs. The songs were written by the band from 1977 through 1980, before recording the Fat EP (1981) and the Milo Goes to College LP (1982). Put simply, this is the DESCENDENTS’ earliest material, representing a “lost” pre-MGTC album. Most of these songs have not been heard—until now.  Every element of DESCENDENTS’ genre-creating sound is here: Stevenson’s hyper-caffeinated surf-beats, Lombardo’s intrepid bass, Navetta’s crunching attack, Aukerman’s impassioned, infinitely relatable singing—and all those great melodies and harmonies.

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Rodney Crowell - Triage

Rodney Crowell - Triage - RC1 Records
'Triage' offers a rare look inside of the songwriter. This album finds Rodney Crowell introspectively looking for answers and for healing, resulting in what he has called his most personal record yet.  This new collection of songs was written during the great political, environmental and economic upheaval that has marked recent years. The noise of that chaos encouraged Crowell to look inward for solace and answers. The result is this series of songs that contend with these themes, but approaches them from a place of healing, love and solution. That they are being released while we find ourselves walking through a global pandemic, is a gift of perfect timing.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Molly Burch - Romantic Images [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]
David Crosby - For Free
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000
Lacuna Coil - Live From The Apocalypse [CD/DVD]
Leon Bridges - Gold-Diggers Sound [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Alternate Cover LP]
Jackson Browne - Downhill From Everywhere
Taylor Swift - folklore [Beige 2 LP]
Pennywise - Land Of The Free [Red LP]
2pac - Until The End Of Time [4 LP]
Erika de Casier - Sensational
Various Artists - Bills & Aches & Blues
Darkside - Spiral
Piroshka - Love Drips And Gathers [Limited Edition Red LP]
Glen Campbell - Live From The Troubadour
R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe: Original Hib-Tone Single [7in Single]
Spice Girls - Wannabe 25 [Silver Cassette]
Anika - Change [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red & Silver Galaxy LP]
Page McConnell/Trey Anastasio - December [Barn Board LP]
Mudhoney - Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: 30th Anniversary [Deluxe Edition 2LP]
Miley Cyrus - Plastic Hearts [2LP]
Brothers - March 10, 2020 Madison Square Garden
Christone "Kingfish" Ingram - 662
Joshua Radin - The Ghost and the Wall


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UPCOMING RELEASES

Son Volt - Electro Melodier

Son Volt - Electro Melodier - Transmit Sound
2020 was not quite what Jay Farrar was expecting for the 25th anniversary of Son Volt, the band he started in 1995 after leaving the seminal group Uncle Tupelo, whose No Depression album helped define the alt-country and Americana genre. The group had just finished an Outlaw Country Cruise when the pandemic hit and sent them into their homes on lockdown. Instead of a triumphant tour marking the illustrious landmark, Farrar was forced indoors by the pandemic, and his “Reverie” during that time helped define Electro Melodier, Son Volt’s 10th studio album – and third for influential Nashville indie Thirty Tigers. The title, taken from the names of two vintage amplifiers from the late ‘40s and early ‘50s, also describes the disc’s unique blend of folk, country, blues, soul and rock – an electric troubadour with melodies that hit and stick. Social protest songs like “Living in the U.S.A.” and “The Globe,” the former about the promises of this nation gone wrong, the latter referencing the street protests accompanying the Black Lives Matter movement, exist side by side with odes to long-term relationships (specifically his 25-year marriage) in “Diamonds and Cigarettes” and “Lucky Ones.” Once again accompanied by the current Son Volt line up – keyboardist/steel guitarist Mark Spencer, bassist Andrew Duplantis, guitarist Chris Frame and drummer Mark Patterson – Farrar takes a slight turn from 2019’s politically pointed Union to a series of songs that asks questions rather than demanding answers – think of “Living in the U.S.A.” as Farrar’s version of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” Neil Young’s “Rockin’ in the Free World” or Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power,” an anthem to unite the populace. One listen to Electro Melodier, which opens with “Reverie,” describing Farrar’s contemplative state gazing out his window, enlivened with Mark Spencer’s “Wichita Lineman” guitar riffs and the lush Big Star melodies, and you wonder why no other rock ‘n’ roll bands or singer/songwriters are making albums like this about what we’re all going through. With tour dates scheduled before the end of 2021, Son Volt is ready to return to what they know best after a welcome period of introspection. The songs of Electro Melodier help remind us to be thankful of what we still have – new music from Jay Farrar and Son Volt. 

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Parker McCollum - Gold Chain Cowboy

Parker McCollum - Gold Chain Cowboy - MCA Nashville
Parker McCollum will be releasing his major label debut- Gold Chain Cowboy on MCA Nashville on July 30th.  He is born and raised in the Houston-TX market and has been based in Austin-TX since he released is first independent single and EP in 2013.  He has performed and will headline numerous radio station festivals during the summer.  The 10 Tracks on his debut album will feature the #1 Platinum-"Pretty Heart" and his current Top 40 hit- "To Be Loved By You". 

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Los Lobos - Native Sons

Los Lobos - Native Sons - New West Records
Los Angeles based band, Los Lobos, have always been inspired by their surroundings and the place they call home. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, zydeco, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul, and traditional music such as cumbia, boleros and norteños. With Native Sons the band set out to showcase all of these influences with their own take on the songs of Los Angeles from some of the cities greatest songwriters. Native Sons features 13-songs from well known LA artists such as Buffalo Springfield, WAR, Jackson Browne and the Beach Boys as well as deep cuts from the Jaguars, The Basters and The Premiers. The album title track is the sole original composition written by the band. 

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