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What's New 9-16-22

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UMe

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

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Capitol

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

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Verve

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

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Capitol

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

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Interscope

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

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Cooking Vinyl

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

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Blue Note

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

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Fire Records

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

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SongVest Records

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

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New Release Round-Up 09-30-22

Sammy Hagar & The Circle - Crazy Times

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

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Luke Bryan - #’1’s Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

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

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Brooke Annibale - Better By Now

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

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES

Dayglow - People In Motion

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

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Willow - COPINGMECHANISM

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

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

Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros - Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol. 2 - Third Man Records
Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros—consisting of Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti—are set for the release of their second vinyl collection of recorded material, Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol. 2, October 7 on Third Man Records. “This was our first quick tour with The Wolfpack,” Weir says. “There’s a rawness to it that we’ll prolly never get again…”The album follows Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live in Colorado, which was released this past February to critical acclaim.   Vol. 2 also features songs recorded live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Colorado in June, 2021—a documentation of their first live audience concerts in over a year due to the pandemic—featuring Greg Leisz on pedal steel, along with The Wolfpack: Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown.

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Alvvays - Blue Rev

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

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Tom Waits - Blood Money: 20th Anniversary Edition

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

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New Release Round-Up 09-16-22

Fletcher - Girl Of My Dreams

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

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Michelle Branch - The Trouble With Fever

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

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Little Big Town - Mr. Sun

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

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Ondara - Spanish Villager No. 3

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

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

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

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Ringo Starr - EP3

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

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

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


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What's New 9-9-22

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MNRK

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

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Metal Blade

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

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Unified

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

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Epic

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

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Interscope

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

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Republic

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

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Sub Pop

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

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Rough Trade

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

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Young

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

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Epitaph

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

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International Anthem

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

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Thirty Tigers

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

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New West

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

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BMG

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

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BMG

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

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Third Man

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

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Stones Throw

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

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MNRK

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

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UMe

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

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Cooking Vinyl

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

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Better Noise Music

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

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New West

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

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Normaltown Records

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

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Nuclear Blast

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

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Moribund Records

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

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Polyvinyl Records

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

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Republic

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

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Sub Pop

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

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Better Noise Music

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

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Thirty Tigers

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

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Loma Vista

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

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New West

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

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Losing Side Records

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

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Season of Mist

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

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Fueld By Ramen

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

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Domino

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

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Thirty Tigers

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

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New Release Round-Up 09-09-22

Madison Cunningham - Revealer

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

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Charley Crockett - The Man From Waco

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

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

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

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Parkway Drive - Darker Still

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

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The Paranoyds - Talk Talk Talk

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

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Roxy Music - The Best Of

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

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Kiss - KISS Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines

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

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

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


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New Release Round-Up 09-02-22

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

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

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Jon Pardi - Mr. Saturday Night

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

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


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New Release Round-Up 08-26-22

Muse - Will Of The People

Muse - Will Of The People - Warner Records
This album was created in Los Angeles and London and is influenced by the increasing uncertainty and instability in the world. A pandemic, new wars in Europe, massive protests & riots, an attempted insurrection, Western democracy wavering, rising authoritarianism, wildfires and natural disasters and the destabilisation of the global order all informed Will Of The People. It has been a worrying and scary time for all of us as the Western empire and the natural world, which have cradled us for so long are genuinely threatened. This album is a personal navigation through those fears and preparation for what comes next.

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Blondie - Against The Odds: 1974-1982

Blondie - Against The Odds: 1974-1982 - Capitol
The first-ever authorized and in-depth archive in Blondie’s history, a rarity for a band almost 50 years into their career with 40 million records sold. Against The Odds: 1974-1982 features 124 songs (36 previously unreleased) remastered from the original analog tapes and cut at Abbey Road Studios. Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition presents their first 6 albums expanded to include over 4 dozen demos, alternate versions, and outtakes - plus, a 120-page discography and a 144-page hardback book. 10 LPs/10” LP/7” Single.

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Pianos Become The Teeth - Drift

Pianos Become The Teeth - Drift - Epitaph
Drift, their fifth studio album sees Pianos Become The Teeth taking another sonic step forward to craft a musical statement that truly transcends genres. For the recording of Drift, the band took it back to basics, starting at a family-owned cabin in the woods of Virginia, that they transformed into an analog recording studio. The band lived together, recorded together and ate dinners together where they would listen to the day’s recordings, talk about them and pull them apart and reworking them, creating what may be their finest album to date.

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Marcus King - Young Blood

Marcus King - Young Blood - American Recordings
25-year-old GRAMMY-nominated artist Marcus King prepares to release his new album, Young Blood, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys via Rick Rubin's American Recordings/Republic Records. He has toured with The Marcus King Band for over 10 years, as well as tours with Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathanial Rateliff. He’s released 3 LPs with The Marcus King Band before his GRAMMY-nominated 2021 solo debut LP, El Dorado.

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Julia Jacklin - Pre Pleasure

Julia Jacklin - Pre Pleasure - Polyvinyl Records
Pre Pleasure, the beautiful new full-length album from Australian native Julia Jacklin, finds the musician at her absolute peak, delivering ten of the most personal, raw, and devastating songs of her career. Featuring stand-outs such as "Lydia Wears A Cross," "Love, Try Not To Let Go," and the driving "I Was Neon," the album is a clear portrayal of Jacklin's captivating strength as a lyricist, and her undeniable talents as one of the most gifted songwriters of the decade.

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Steve Earle & The Dukes - JERRY JEFF [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP] Video Available


Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell
Brotherkenzie - NATHAN
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus [RSD Essential Tomato Red 2LP]
Ezra Furman - All Us Flames
DJ Khaled - God Did
Alanis Morissette - The Storm Before The Calm
Lupe Fiasco - DRILL MUSIC IN ZION [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Blue 2LP]
Regina Spektor - 11:11
William Orbit - The Painter
Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Valerie June - Under Cover [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cobalt Blue LP]
Bret McKenzie - Songs Without Jokes
Madlib - Medicine Show No.3 - Beat Konducta In Africa [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Deep Purple 2LP]
Will Hoge - Wings on my Shoes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ultra Clear LP]
Charlie Halloran & The Tropicales - Shake The Rum [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars + Anderson .Paak) - An Evening With Silk Sonic
Bastille - Give Me The Future + Dreams Of The Past
Sean Paul - Scorcha


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What's New 8-19-22

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Betternoise

“When we started this record,” says guitarist Zoltan Bathory, “there was an excitement of impending musical adventures. We knew we could step away as far as we wanted to; there was a freedom of truly anything goes.” Fear not FFDP fans, the trademark blend of savage riffing and catchy vocal hooks over a rhythm section of thunderous, headbang-worthy grooves is still there. *Ltd. Ed. Opaque Yellow LP*

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New Machine Recordings

Produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins), Physical Thrills spans through an eclectic mix of distorted synths, pop-tinged danceable tunes, pared-down ballads, and a collection of “dream shanties” melodies that are all interconnected with each other into a cohesive body of work. *Ltd. Ed. Violet Double LP*

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Merge

Bleed Out is all pent-up energy and explosion, executed by a bunch of friends who were mainly happy to be in a room together making loud noises. In January 2021, just weeks after Darnielle had started writing, his bandmates Peter Hughes, Matt Douglas, and Jon Wurster joined him at a studio in the woods near his home in Chapel Hill. Everything was finished inside a week. *Ltd. Ed. Yellow Double LP*

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Provogue Records

Ride provides an emotional release-valve - both for its creator and listeners - perhaps this veteran artist can reconcile with his past, accept his future and live in the present as it unfolds. "I think you can interpret this album title a few different ways," Trout concludes. "I mean, this album is definitely a musical ride and I certainly tried to cover a lot of ground. But, really, life is kind of a ride too, isn't it? And I want to live mine to the fullest."

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The Players Club

As a six-time Grammy Award Winner, Paich has contributed to over 2,000 albums, shaping the sound of popular music as a songwriter, producer, vocalist and primary composer of the seminal band TOTO. "Forgotten Toys is made up of odds and ends of tunes that I've carried in my head for years," David states. Music is much more than the soundtrack of his life. As one of its architects, it is his life. *Transparent Blue LP*

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New Release Round-Up 08-19-22

R.E.M. - Chronic Town EP: 40th Anniversary Edition

R.E.M. - Chronic Town EP: 40th Anniversary Edition - UMe
40th Anniversary Edition of the debut EP from R.E.M. featuring "Gardening At Night," "Wolves, Lower," and more. Available on a double-sided picture disc featuring the album cover's iconic gargoyle and 1982 image of the band. Also available on Cassette and for the first time a standalone CD.

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Demi Lovato - HOLY FVCK

Demi Lovato - HOLY FVCK - Island
HOLY FVCK is the 8th studio album from GRAMMY-nominated, global superstar Demi Lovato. Released this week via Island Records, the 16-track album is a sonic journey grounded in Demi’s rock and pop roots, an earnest yet tongue-in-cheek retrospective of their life experiences. Illustrated by its leading single, “Skin of My Teeth,” Demi explores finding the inner strength to overpower the demons within.

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Five Finger Death Punch - Afterlife

Five Finger Death Punch - Afterlife - Better Noise Music
2022 release, the ninth album from the Las Vegas-based metal band. Five Finger Death Punch has amassed over 8 billion streams and 3 billion video views to date and have sold over one million tickets between 2018 and 2020 alone. Afterlife features the singles 'Welcome to the Circus', 'IOU', and the title track.

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Eric Church - &

Eric Church - & - EMI Nashville
Eric Church releases his & album this week. It was previously only available through the Church Fan Club as part of the Heart & Soul album collection released in 2021. Pressed on 180-gram black vinyl, this 6-track LP is a must-have album for fans and completes the Heart & Soul collection.

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Thick - Happy Now

Thick - Happy Now - Epitaph
Since first forming in 2014, New York trio Thick have triumphed at turning the harshest truths into wildly exhilarating punk songs. On their second album Happy Now, vocalist/guitarist Nikki Sisti, vocalist/bassist Kate Black, and vocalist/drummer Shari Page deliver their most complex and confessional work yet, exploring everything from self-sabotage and insecurity to victim-blaming and destructive relationships. Raw, irreverent, and brutally honest, Happy Now ultimately offers both joyful catharsis and much-needed instruction for living well in turbulent times. 

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Neil Young - Eldorado
Panic! At The Disco - Viva Las Vengeance [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Neon Coral LP]
Silversun Pickups - Physical Thrills [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Violet 2LP]
Muddy Waters & Rolling Stones - Live At Checkerboard Lounge Chicago 1981
Oddisee - People Hear What They See [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bowlero Storm Edition LP]
Rock Eupora - Pick At The Scab
Madonna - Finally Enough Love [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP + Slipmat]
Early James - Strange Time To Be Alive
Oneida - Success
The Mountain Goats - Bleed Out
I Prevail - TRUE POWER [Indie Exclusive Low Price CD]
Watkins Family Hour - Watkins Family Hour, Vol. II
Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - May Our Chambers Be Full: SB 15 Year Edition
Jukebox The Ghost - Cheers
Anna Tivel - Outsiders [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cerulean Splatter LP]
Slipknot - Vol. 3 The Subliminal Verses [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
American Aquarium - Chicamacomico [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Green w/ Black Smoke LP]
Wombo - Fairy Rust [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Hot Chip - Freakout / Release [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Brown LP]


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What's New 8-12-22

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Century Media

A huge portion of melodies and a downright overdose of sheer power. Arch Enemy are solid as a rock when it comes to "pure fucking metal". The guitar harmonies delivered by one of the greatest axe-duos in this day and age - Michael Amott and Jeff Loomis - in combination with the unmistakable voice of singer Alissa White-Gluz is everything a metal-maniac can ask for. They take no prisoners! *Ltd. Ed. Light Blue LP*

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Fuzze-Flex

Collective Soul's long-awaited 2022 release sends the band's artistic spirit into the next stratosphere. From the propulsive gnarly kiss-off of "Cut the Cord" to the reflective midtempo jangle of "Take" to the heart-wrenching reality check of "Rule No. 1" to the choir-backed emotional crossroads of "Where Do I Go," Vibrating contains 42 minutes of irrefutable sonic evidence of a band wholly uninterested in sitting still.

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Sub Pop

Smash cut to Kiwi Jr.'s third album, Chopper, overseen by trusted pilot Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs) on storied Sub Pop Records. Turning nocturnal with necks mock turtle, our Local Kiwi Jr. takes neon flight off the digital cliff - like The Monkees starring in Blade Runner; like Michael Mann directs Encino Man. Ten songs with synth shimmer, zen gongs with yard strimmer. *Ltd. Ed. Clear LP*

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Boo Boo Wax

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

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BMG

Danger Mouse's soulful, freewheeling production serves as the perfect backdrop to Black Thought's metronomic, pin-sharp and chorus-free lyrical deluge. The natural chemistry comes through in the ease with which the artist and listener move through this album. It’s an album untethered to any genre, era or trend - uncategorizable and timeless. It is the sound of the pair observing their own culture and asking questions they still may not have the answers to. *Ltd Ed Red LP*

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Thirty Tigers

No Regular Dog shares a gritty and glorious portrait of living in devotion to your deepest dreams: the brutal self-doubt and unending sacrifice, hard-won wisdom and sudden moments of unimaginable transcendence. Revealing her supreme gift for spinning harsh truths into songs that soothe and brighten the soul, the Kentucky-bred artist ultimately makes an unassailable case for boldly following your heart.

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Third Man

Recorded under a loft bed in the guest bedroom of his Nashville home, I Survived, It’s Over starts in a humble space. It sets itself apart in its transformative properties as well as its transparency. What we have here is honest sound exploration, session musician-level instrumentation, and a true love for nature run through the fingers of a dude who can channel some acute and undeniable magic. This music goes deep.

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New Release Round-Up 08-12-22

Danny Elfman - Bigger. Messier.

Danny Elfman - Bigger. Messier. - Anti
Following his triumphant performances at the 2022 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, Danny Elfman delivers Bigger. Messier., an ambitious double-album collection of remixed and reimagined tracks from his highly acclaimed Big Mess album. This sprawling, 23 track collection (available on 2 LP or 2 CD) features tracks reworked by some of the most groundbreaking and subversive artists around today. Bigger.Messier. views the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composers songs through the lens of luminaries from diverse sides of the music business, including Trent Reznor, Iggy Pop, Squarepusher, and Ghostemane.

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Goo Goo Dolls - Chaos In Bloom

Goo Goo Dolls - Chaos In Bloom - Warner Records
Chaos In Bloom, arriving this week via Warner Records. Marking the first album of their career to be produced by frontman John Rzeznik, the record finds Goo Goo Dolls at the top of their game and continuing to constantly evolve just as they have for nearly four decades together. Consisting of 10 tracks, Chaos in Bloom is an album of biting sarcasm, stadium-ready choruses, and the type of spear-sharp songwriting that’s led them to becoming one of the most influential alternative rock groups of all time.

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Beastie Boys - Check Your Head: 30th Anniversary

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head: 30th Anniversary - Capitol
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Beastie Boys’ 2X Platinum Check Your Head album, this limited-edition deluxe reissue is a rare version of the album that was released as a limited run in 2009. Long out-of-print and sought after by fans and collectors, it features two bonus LP’s including remixes, live versions, and B-sides. Featuring the songs ‘So What’cha Want’, ‘Pass the Mic’ and ‘Gratitude’. Check Your Head was a somewhat return to their punk roots and introduced the trio playing their own instruments for the first time on record since their early EP’s.

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Rich Ruth - I Survived, It's Over

Rich Ruth - I Survived, It's Over - Third Man Records
Recorded under a loft bed in the guest bedroom of his Nashville home, Michael Ruth aka Rich Ruth’s “I Survived, It's Over” starts in a humble space. And while many contemporary music projects are produced in such an environment, “I Survived, It’s Over” sets itself apart in its transformative properties as well as its transparency. What we have here is honest sound exploration, session musician-level instrumentation, and a true love for nature run through the fingers of a dude who can channel some acute and undeniable magic. This music goes deep. 



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Pale Waves - Unwanted [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Pink LP]
Danger Mouse & Black Thought - Cheat Codes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Kelsey Waldon - No Regular Dog
Wet - Pink Room [Pink Glass Translucent EP]
Boris - Heavy Rocks [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Girlpool - Forgiveness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple LP]
The Paranoid Style - For Executive Meeting [LP]
Wade Bowen - Somewhere Between The Secret And The Truth
Erasure - Day-Glo (Based On A True Story)
Hudson Mohawke - Cry Sugar
Puscifer - Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti
Arch Enemy - Deceivers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Light Blue LP]
Coil - Constant Shallowness Leads To Evil
Norma Jean - Deathrattle Sing For Me [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Doublemint 2LP]
Nicolas Dubé - The Oregon Trail: Music From The Gameloft Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Green LP]
Vandoliers - The Vandoliers [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Neon Orange LP]
Psyche Origami - The Standard [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP]


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What's New 8-5-22

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Republic

Record-breaking BRIT and GRAMMY Award nominated, Billboard Award-winning global sensations, Glass Animals, announce the special anniversary collection of their critically acclaimed third album, Dreamland. Dreamland is the album that brought us the global hit, “Heat Waves,” leading to a 5 billion+ global streaming band. *Ltd. Ed. Glow In The Dark LP*

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Easy Eye

During the recording of Anderson’s 2020 album Years, Dan Auerbach hatched the idea of a tribute to the genius of the country legend. The herculean talents of everyone from Luke Combs to John Prine, from Eric Church to Tyler Childers, Nathaniel Rateliff to Gillian Welch & David Rawlings and many more all came together to pay tribute to John and his remarkable contributions in this stunning album. *Low Dog Blue LP*

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Metal Blade

The Swedish melodic death metal stalwart’s trademark sound undergoes yet another evolutionary overhaul. From the noisily rabble-rousing "Find A Way Or Make One" and the pummeling, pugilistic "Get In The Ring", to the evocative fury of "Saxons & Vikings," The Great Heathen Army encapsulates the essence of this legendary band, while still allowing acres of space for new ideas. *Triple Gatefold Blue/Black Marble LP*

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Prosthetic Records

More than two decades deep, and preparing to release their eighth studio album, Psycroptic are in fine fettle. The follow up to 2018’s As The Kingdom Drowns is on the horizon, and Divine Council sees the Australian band ready to push their creative boundaries in new ways as part of their ethos to always keep things fresh - both for themselves and their listeners. *Blue/Green/White/Clear LP*

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Epitaph

Gliding across a spectrum of breathless punk rock, doo-wop, gospel, dancehall, and the band’s customary nods to the lineage of two-tone, this 14-track opus is a band rejecting the easy impulses of simply repeating what’s worked before. Featuring guests Tim Armstrong, Rhoda Dakar, Hepcat, and The Skints. *Ltd. Ed. Opaque Aqua Blue LP*

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Empire

Under Construction, Part II served as the follow-up to Missy Elliot's album of the same name. With Timbaland handling a majority of the production, the album boasts the large and flamboyant beats that we've come to expect from Timbaland as one of the top producers of his time. The album features appearances from longtime collaborators such as Missy Elliot and Sebastian, as well as notable names such as Brandy, Wyclef Jean, and Bubba Sparxxx.

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Virgin

Honesty, nostalgia and inner-light are at core of Lauv’s sophomore album. As humans, we tend to shy away from the darkness and spotlight the good, but acceptance and courage is what takes us beyond the horizon and gives us all the strength to move forward. All 4 Nothing sees the hit maker at his highest and lowest with no pretend while bringing his ultra-modern pop beats and snappy lyrical pairings.

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New Release Round-Up 08-05-22

Paul McCartney - McCartney I / II / III

Paul McCartney - McCartney I / II / III - Capitol
The eponymous solo albums written, performed, and produced by Paul McCartney from 1970, 1980, and 2020. Includes 3 LPs on 180-gram audiophile vinyl with 3 limited edition photo prints and an introduction from Paul housed in a beautiful slipcase box.

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Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Noise and Flowers

Neil Young + Promise of the Real - Noise and Flowers - Reprise
Neil Young + Promise of the Real release a new live album, Noise and Flowers, that captures the group in all their glory on their 2019 European tour. The release is accompanied by a similarly titled concert film that’s included in the album’s 2xLP+CD Deluxe Edition. Noise & Flowers documents a 9-date tour that began just two weeks after Young’s lifetime friend and manager of more than 50 years, Elliot Roberts, passed away at age 76. Performing alongside a photograph of Roberts taped to his road case, Young approached each show as a celebratory memorial service to honor his late friend. It’s a trek the legendary singer/songwriter describes as “wondrous.”

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The Interrupters - In The Wild

The Interrupters - In The Wild - Hellcat Records
After three studio albums and over a decade deep into the music game, The Interrupters deliver their new album, In The Wild. This 14-track opus is the real deal; it’s a story of survival, a story of resilience, by a band being bold and rejecting the easy impulses of simply repeating what’s worked before. Together during lockdown, Aimee Interrupter, partner and guitarist Kevin Bivona, and his younger twin brothers, Jesse (drums) and Justin (bass), decided to put idle hands to work. After building a home studio in their garage together, Kevin stepped up and took charge of production duties to become “the accountable one” this time around. The record took shape in an unforced and organic fashion, and the recording process was evidently a fun one, which is reflected in the sound of the album, gliding across a spectrum of breathless punk rock, doo-wop, gospel, dancehall, and the band’s customary nods to the lineage of two-tone. It’s further evidenced in the uplifting spirit and the glittering rollcall of guests (Tim Armstrong, Rhoda Dakar, Hepcat, The Skints) involved too. Thanks to the cocoon of the intimate environment they’d built and relaxed working practices, the results made for the most personal Interrupters album to date, as well as being the one all four feel most connected to.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Eminem - Curtain Call 2
Bad Bunny - Un Verano Sin Ti
Caroline Polachek - Pang [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Fog LP]
Lauv - All 4 Nothing
Tool - Fear Inoculum
Primus - Conspiranoid EP
Soulfly - Totem [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
benny blanco / BTS / Snoop Dogg - Bad Decisions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD Single]
Various Artists - Something Borrowed, Something New: A Tribute to John Anderson
Bluewerks Vol. 1 & 2 - Up Down Left Right / In Full Bloom [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Green LP]
Art Moore - Art Moore [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Van Hunt - Van Hunt [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Maroon 2LP]
Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat: 15th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
HEALTH - GENERATIONS EDITION DISCO4 :: PART I and DISCO4 :: PART II [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque White LP]


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Now Hear This! - August 2022

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What's New 7-29-22

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Capitol

Rogers' voice is unfettered, cascading — running wild like the animals in her single “Horses” — and soars deliriously sometimes to the point of almost cracking. From the bubblegum pop of “Want Want” to the soaring ballad "Begging For Rain," Surrender consistently sparkles, with contributions from Florence Welch, Jon Batiste and Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett. *Ltd. Ed. Tangerine Orange LP*

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Republic

In its slowest moments, Eddie embraces the paths of the elders before him, jumping into Americana and blues. At other times, the music is more familiar, writhing with the intensity that made its maker famous. Even then, however, Vedder assures us he’s moving forward, dressing his rock songs with all the fixings of modern production. In doing so, Earthling plants itself firmly in this moment. *Ltd. Ed. Blue/Black Marble LP*

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Century Media

The masters of the Brazilian old school death metal Krisiun are back. After their last album, 2018’s Scourge of the Enthroned, the three Sao Paulo brothers deliver another board-hard and incredibly strong new studio album. On Mortem Solis, Krisiun convince with precise riffs and hard-hitting sound with the active support of Mark Lewis (production and mix).

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ATO

GRAMMY and Americana Award-winning singer/songwriter and violinist, Amanda Shires, has pushed the reset button with Take It Like a Man, a record that is so unlike anything she has ever recorded that you would be tempted to think it was her debut album instead of her seventh. Shires, brings forth a fearless confessional, showing the world what turning 40 looks like in 10 emotionally raw tracks. *Ltd. Ed. White LP*

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Merge

The vital new album and Merge debut of Friendship, the Philly-via-Maine outfit led by accomplished songwriter Dan Wriggins. A collection of alt-country songs driving the witty, gritty poetry of pioneers like Kath Bloom and Vic Chesnutt across a 21st century DIY terrain. Available on *Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Blue & White LP*

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Six Shooter Records

Carter Family meets Addams Family. Rich with quality finger picking and replete with harmonies, Easy Listening for Jerks offers many new moods of songs we think we know so well. Under a title that recalls the songwriting humour of Roger Miller and Steve Martin’s comedy stylings alike, the EPs offer a surprising and compelling mix of gravity and levity. Foggy Mountain Boys, but make it Beetlejuice.

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Rise

Rejecting tired formulas at every step, Dance Gavin Dance merge progressive rock and post-hardcore with thick groove, brilliantly combining experimental music with hooks and a warped sense of humor. On Jackpot Juice, the seminal “swancore” outfit have crafted their most electrifying, consistent and varied release to date. *Ltd. Ed. Yellow, Red & Black Splatter LP*

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Thirty Tigers

With this authoritative and impressive album, Whiskey Myers (Rolling Stone’s declared “new torch bearers for Southern music”) once again succeeds in working within the confines of Southern rock. The band pushes those limited borders wider with creativity and faith in their own substantial talents. With Tornillo, their recent burst of crossover popularity should be set to last. *Ltd. Ed. Iridescent Copper LP*

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Loma Vista

This is a loving tribute to one of the greatest living American songwriters and singers, Brian Wilson. Melt Away dives deep into the legendary artist’s extensive songbook, offering fascinating and delectable new spins on time-honored classics and overlooked gems alike. Infused with the familiar magic that fans know and love, it offers a new window into Wilson’s iconic catalog. *Ltd. Ed. Lemonade Translucent LP*

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Third Man

Entering Heaven Alive is the fifth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, and released by Third Man Records. *Ltd. Ed. Detroit Denim Blue Vinyl*

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Concord

Dawes have crafted one their shortest and tightest albums to date with Misadventures of Doomscroller, and it also happens to be one of their most enjoyably experimental. It's a vibe that evokes the proggy 1970s style of Steely Dan without losing any of the emotive, singer/songwriter pathos that marked the best of their past work. These feral dogs have set sail for jam island. *Ltd. Ed. Translucent Blood Orange LP*

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Thirty Tigers

A compelling blend of acoustic folk and avant-garde pop playfulness, Birds in the Ceiling lives confidently in a space of its own, enriched by tradition but never encumbered by it. The songwriting that has stunned fans and critics alike since 2015’s High on Tulsa Heat remains potent, while the sonic evolution that unfolds on the record feels like a natural expansion of 2020’s acclaimed LP5. *Ltd. Ed. Blue Vinyl*

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Ninja Tune

Symphonic, vast, and emotionally stirring, The Last Goodbye is a project rife with brightness and emotion, nostalgic yet rooted in the present, serving as a sweeping sonic experience that speaks to themes of connection, reminiscence and the impact we impart on one another. It's a vivid celebration of the people and moments that have left fingerprints on our existence, echoing throughout the record. *Ltd. Ed. Clear 2x LP*

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MNRK

Rapper, producer, actor, and filmmaker RZA brings back his alter ego, Bobby Digital for a brand new graphic novel and soundtrack, RZA Presents: Bobby Digital and the Pit of Snakes, both released this month. The soundtrack merges hip hop, indie rock, and soul to complement and highlight the graphic novel’s storyline – as much poetry as rap, as much philosophy as sci-fi odyssey.

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Century Media

On Spirit of Ecstasy, the avant-garde metal trio manages to surpass their already brilliant long player Alphaville. It’s rife with shrieking black metal, polyrhythmic shifts, deliberately obtuse jazz patterns and anything else that grabs their passing fancy. Traditional songs are in short supply, but eerie soundscapes and clashing, challenging slabs of noise they have in abundance.

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Chrysalis

This fearless and immensely soulful work was largely inspired by the loss of a longtime friend and the lingering influence of a mercurial and charismatic father. It’s soul music, but never a stylistic tribute to some bygone era. Less a direct influence than the applying of hip-hop's inventiveness to longstanding paradigms of soul, blues and jazz, spinning it all forward into a reconfiguration of a new black Americana. *Vinyl out 9/30*

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New West

Regarded as the first album where Tony Joe controlled all elements, The Beginning is stripped down and recorded without any bells and whistles. This is Tony Joe recording himself playing his classic swamp blues sound. Long out of print, New West Records remastered, re-sequenced and, due to popular demand, is now reissuing the album on CD and Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Blue Vinyl.

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Empire

One In A Million is the second studio album by Aaliyah. First released in 1996, the album features production from a variety of producers including Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Carl-So-Lowe, J. Dibbs, Jermaine Dupri, Kay Gee, Vincent Herbert, Rodney Jenkins, Craig King, Darren Lighty and Darryl Simmons. It remains as one of the most influential albums in Hip-Hop & R&B and proved to be a major breakthrough in Aaliyah's career. Welcome to the new world of funk.

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Empire

Named by Q Magazine as one of the "5 Best Compilations of 2000," the soundtrack to the Andrzej Bartkowiak film was executive produced by Timbaland and features production from Irv Gotti, Rapture Stewart, Ant Banks, Eric Seats, Mannie Fresh and J Dub. Appearances include Aaliyah, B.G., Chanté Moore, Dave Hollister, Destiny's Child, Ginuwine, Joe, Lil' Mo, Mack 10, Playa, and Stanley Clarke.

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Empire

Originally released in 1998, Tim's Bio is the debut solo album from Hip-Hop & R&B superproducer Timbaland. With guest appearances from heavyweights such as Magoo, Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Plays, Skillz, Nas, Jay-Z & Twista, as well as the debut on-record appearance of acclaimed MC Ludacris, Timbaland takes full control of production for the album. Features hit songs "Here We Come," and "Lobster & Scrimp."

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Empire

Indecent Proposal is the second studio album from duo Timbaland & Magoo. Originally released in 2001, the album features Magoo's Q-Tip-like flow and Timbaland's distinct production style drawing from reggae, retro and soul. Features include early appearances from Jay-Z, Twista, Petey Pablo and Ludacris, as well as looks from Aaliyah, & Static Major. Released nearly two months after Aaliyah's untimely passing, the album was dedicated to the memory of "Babygirl."

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Empire

Welcome To Our World is the debut studio album by the Norfolk, VA duo Timbaland & Magoo. First released in 1997, the platinum selling album features guest appearances from artists such as Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, and Playa. Known as a classic among duos in Hip-Hop history, the album features singles "Up Jumps Da Boogie," "Clock Strikes," & "Luv 2 Luv Ya."

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Reprise

One of the legendary “lost” albums in Neil’s catalog, this 7-song album was recorded at Toast studio in San Francisco in late 2000 and early 2001. It was shelved at the time and Are You Passionate was the next album Neil released. Different versions of 4 songs appeared on Are You Passionate, but the other 3 songs are completely unreleased (“Timberline”, “Gateway of Love” and “Standing In The Light).

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New Release Round-Up 07-29-22

Whiskey Myers - Tornillo

Whiskey Myers - Tornillo - Wiggy Thunp Records
For genre-bending band Whiskey Myers, 2019’s self-titled and self-produced album offered a watershed moment. With Rolling Stone declaring them “the new torch bearers for Southern music” in a story titled “How Whiskey Myers Won Over Mick Jagger and Made the Album of Their Career;” and the project debuting atop both the Country and Americana album charts, the band celebrated mainstream success a decade in the making.  Now, after spending 21 days isolated at the 2,300-acre Sonic Ranch studio deep in the heart of their native Texas, just miles from the U.S./Mexico border, the Gold-certified renegades have doubled down on what they do best: sharing honest truths with no-holds-barred instrumentation, letting the self-produced music speak for itself. Yet with Tornillo, named for the border town that is home to the pecan orchard-filled recording complex and released this week via their own Wiggy Thump Records with distribution by Thirty Tigers, the six-piece band has taken their solid decade-plus foundation and pushed themself to further explore new sonic landscapes.

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Ateez - The World EP.1 : Movement

Ateez - The World EP.1 : Movement - KQ Entertainment
Global sensation Ateez is back to begin a new journey with the first album in a new series, [The World EP.1 : Movement]. Praised for high-octane performances and bold musical stylings, ATEEZ sold 1.86 million albums in 2021 to firmly plant their name on the charts. ATEEZ also went on their first arena world tour "THE FELLOWSHIP : BEGINNING OF THE END" in 2022, meeting 150,000 fans from their kick off in Seoul, followed by five American cities and finishing with dates in five European countries. ATEEZ made history by being the first K-pop act to start a European arena tour after the pandemic. Having just wrapped up their search for precious [TREASURE], and a feverish journey in [ZERO : FEVER], ATEEZ unveils a powerful new concept in their next release [THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT] calling for change in our conformist reality.

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Maggie Rogers - Surrender

Maggie Rogers - Surrender - Capitol
GRAMMY® Award- nominated artist/producer/songwriter Maggie Rogers new album, Surrender, will be released this week via Capitol Records. Co-produced Kid Harpoon (Florence + the Machine, Harry Styles) and Rogers, Surrender is the follow-up to Heard It in a Past Life, Rogers’ massively beloved 2019 debut album, which entered Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart at No. 1 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Praised by the likes of NPR, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, TIME Magazine, and many others, Heard It in a Past Life landed Rogers a nomination for Best New Artist and went on to amass over one billion combined global streams.

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Beyonce - RENAISSANCE
Tedeschi Trucks Band - I Am The Moon: III. The Fall
Ithaca - They Fear Us [Indie Exclusive Alternate Sleeve Recycled Color LP]
Various Artists - ELVIS – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Little Feat - Waiting For Columbus: Remastered
Jim James - Regions Of Light And Sound Of God
Dance Gavin Dance - Jackpot Juicer [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow with Red & Black Splatter 2LP]
Eddie Vedder - Earthling [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blue/Black Marble LP]
The Heavy Heavy - Life And Life Only EP
Amanda Shires - Take It Like A Man [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Hayley Kiyoko - PANORAMA
ENHYPEN - MANIFESTO : DAY 1 [M Ver.]
The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole: 25th Anniversary [2CD]
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Butterfly 3000 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Welsh LP]
Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick: 50th Anniversary Edition
Fear Factory - Soul Of A New Machine: 30th Anniversary Edition [Deluxe 3LP]


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What's New 7-22-22

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Interscope

Combining elements of psychedelia and indie rock with influences from his Latino heritage, Fantasy Gateway feels like stepping into a brave new world. Cuco is disconnecting himself from his reality and this dreamy, bass propelled record lets us see what is behind his closed eyes.includes appearances from Kacey Musgraves, Adriel Favela, Bratty, and DannyLux.

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Interscope

Produced by GRAMMY-winning producer, Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo), the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter’s debut album, Aftershock, will feature 11 tracks, including “Hate Me If It Helps” which was co-written with Olivia Rodrigo plus the standouts “Crash” and “The Hardest Part.” *Indie Exclusive Lemon Colored Vinyl*

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Rough Trade

Hellfire builds on the brutality and intensity of 2019’s Schlagenheim while also drawing on the more melodic elements that weave through last year’s Cavalcade. Lead-singer Geordie says “If Cavalcade was a drama, Hellfire is like an epic action film,” that delves into overlapping themes of pain, loss and anguish. *Indie Exclusive Clear Red Vinyl*

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Matador

You might expect Interpol's pandemic record to be an emotional tar pit, given the presence of towering producer-engineer duo Flood and Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode). But Banks felt the call to push in a "counterbalancing" direction. “I feel now is the time when being hopeful is necessary, and a still-believable emotion within what makes Interpol Interpol."

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Epitaph

A product of generations of underground music in L.A. and beyond, The Linda Lindas’ debut channels classic punk, post punk, power pop, new wave, and other surprises into timelessly catchy and cool songs sung by all four members—each with her own style and energy. *Indie Exclusive Clear w/ Blue-Pink Splatter Vinyl*

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Atlantic

On Special, the singer/rapper’s fourth album, Lizzo struts back into the spotlight with a whole lot of sass, spirit, and soul. Embracing her vocal range like never before and celebrating herself to the fullest, she speaks her mind, censors nothing, and delivers an enviable level of honesty, pure passion, and fresh fire. *Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Grape Colored Vinyl*

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Oh Boy Records

Before leaving us, John Prine plucked another winner out of obscurity. Even though it doesn’t break new sonic ground, This Mess is proof that McKinley is a talent who’s in it for the long haul. McKinley’s voice conveys gentle gravitas to everything, while his band bolsters it with sympathetic, sturdy backing. *Indie Exclusive Marbled Opaque Orange Vinyl*

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Blue Note

After 36 years, Ronnie Foster returns with a collection of originals and covers that mark a fresh start for Foster who has whipped up an omnidirectional brew of Hammond Organ grooves that pay homage to the past but more often reflect Ronnie's restlessness for ushering in the new. Dedicated to the memory of his longtime friend Dr. Lonnie Smith.

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Pure Noise

Early ’00s emo-faves Senses Fail don’t hold back on living amongst the madness of the modern world. Hell’s words are the most potent part of what makes it magical, both outrageous and down to earth. It’s an honest, fresh wound, like the raw skin of a grazed knee as the band stands to its feet, brushing it off and embracing the fall. *Indie Exclusive Bear & Gold Butterfly Vinyl*

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Domino

On their second album, Superogranism bridges the personal and existential whilst delivering their brand of psychedelic indie pop and fizzy, funky electronica. Featuring an international set of collaborators including Stephen Malkmus, CHAI, Pi Ja Ma, Dylan Cartlidge & legendary musician and actor Gen Hoshino. *Indie Exclusive Gold Vinyl*

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La Honda Records

These songs speak to a new Appalachia, the people who understand the beauty, the struggle and the complexity of contemporary Appalachian life. With a focus on traditional instrumentation and styles of Kentucky, the group’s third album has strong themes of identity, ruralism, storytelling with huge characters, and the state of rurality and the issues we still face today.

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New Release Round-Up 07-22-22

Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive

Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive - Third Man Records
Entering Heaven Alive is the fifth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, and released by Third Man Records.

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The Kooks - 10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark

The Kooks - 10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark - Lonely Cat
The Kooks sixth studio album, 10 Tracks To Echo In The Dark is a fresh sounding, electronic-tinged evolution of their iconic sound.

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Bob Marley - Bob Marley With The Chineke! Orchestra

Bob Marley - Bob Marley With The Chineke! Orchestra - Island
Bob Marley With The Chineke! Orchestra reimagines some of Bob Marley’s most recognized and listened to songs with contemporary classical orchestration. The Chineke! Orchestra provides opportunities to a diverse range of up-and-coming and internationally respected classical musicians.

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Alex the Astronaut - How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater

Alex the Astronaut - How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater - Nettwerk Records
How To Grow A Sunflower Underwater is the follow-up to Alex the Astronaut's ARIA Music Award-nominated debut The Theory Of Absolutely Nothing. An unforgettably original lyricist, the music of Australian singer/songwriter Alex the Astronaut cycles through a series of radiantly detailed slices of life.

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ODESZA - The Last Goodbye [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Crystal Clear 2LP + 12in Art Card] Video Available

Beach Bunny - Emotional Creature
Dawes - Misadventures of Doomscroller [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blood Orange LP]
Palisades - Reaching Hypercritical
She & Him - Melt Away: A Tribute to Brian Wilson [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Lemonade Translucent LP]
Ty Segall - Hello, Hi
Nas - Magic
Majid Jordan - Wildest Dreams
ZZ Top - RAW (‘That Little Ol' Band From Texas’ Original Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tangerine LP]
Nina Nastasia - Riderless Horse
John Moreland - Birds in the Ceiling [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Cuco - Fantasy Gateway
Pool Kids - Pool Kids
Robin Carolan & Sebastian Gainsborough - The Northman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2LP]
Seventeen - SEVENTEEN 4th Album Repackage 'SECTOR 17’ [NEW HEIGHTS Ver.]
Ne-Yo - Self Explanatory


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