Music Releases 09-30-22
Doggerel [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Formentera [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue LP]
Fossora [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green 2LP]
- Freddie Gibbs
$oul $old $eparately
- Sammy Hagar & The Circle
- Luke Bryan
#’1’s Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 [2CD]
- Denzel Curry
Melt My Eyez See Your Future [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Smoke LP]
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]
- Brooke Annibale
Better By Now [Opaque Electric Blue LP]
The Bible [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Peak Yellow & Black Marbled 2LP]
- L.A. Salami
Nymph [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Blue LP]
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Cool It Down [Opaque Yellow LP]
- Tyler Childers
Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven? [3LP]
- George Michael
Older: Remastered [Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set]
Free LSD [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deep Purple LP]
- Drowning Pool
Strike A Nerve [LP]
Eternal Ring [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Crush LP]
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]
Oracular Spectacular [RSD Essential Hot Pink LP]
- Philip Glass
The Hours (Music From The Original Motion Picture) [2LP]
- Sol Messiah
GOD CMPLX [Red & Black Marbled / Blue & Black Marbled 2LP]
- TOMORROW X TOGETHER
GOOD BOY GONE BAD [Limited Edition A] [CD/DVD]
- Julie Odell
Autumn Eve [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
- Adam Doleac
Barstool Whiskey Wonderland
- Richard Marx
- Titus Andronicus
The Will to Live [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver & Black LP]
- Los Angeles Philharmonic, Susanna Mälkki
Steve Reich: Runner / Music for Ensemble & Orchestra
- Senses Fail
Hell Is In Your Head [Limited Edition Pink LP]
I Got Issues
- Greet Death
New Low EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple/Black Mix Vinyl]
- City Of Caterpillar
Mystic Sisters [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: 20th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Creamy White 2LP]
- Psychic Ills
Live At Levitation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Lemon Yellow + Emerald Green Swirl & Splatter LP]
Music Releases 10-07-22
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It’s impossible to describe Action Bronson in a way he hasn’t already thought of. First and foremost though, Action Bronson is a principled MC, a Queens legend respected for his idiosyncratic pen and vivid raps, now a decade into his career and still deepening his skillset. “TRUST WHEN I SAY IT AIN’T SAFE FOR ANY OF THESE ANIMALS THE ANCIENT APEX PREDATOR IS BACK ON THE PROWL.” – ACTION BRONSON
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.
On the honey shores of Cape Cod in a beach shack, Courtney Marie Andrews found self-love and her voice. Every morning, she’d walk 6-8 miles around the back trails of an island and meditate on her life, perusing old memories and patterns like browsing a used bookshop. That summer of introspection led her to a joyous sense of beginnings and ends. When she let love for herself in, she therein let the outside love in, too—the summer feeling, the swaying cypress, the full moon, and the possibility of healthy love. This phase came only right after one of her darkest, though, where being alone with oneself was the most terrifying thing you could do. After more than a decade on the road, the Phoenix-born songwriter, poet, and painter finally had the space to process all the highs and lows of a life of constants. She was finally ready to make a record of triumph, while not completely forgetting the years that made her.
That record is Loose Future.
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.”
Grammy-nominated LAMB OF GOD follows their 2020 No. 1 self-titled Hard Rock Album with their 9th studio album, Omens. Produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeath), Omens is also Lamb Of God's most diverse affair. Densely muscular with a pessimistic eye toward inner struggles and global affairs alike, Omens is a furious entry in the Lamb Of God catalog, perhaps their angriest album yet. "The world is crazy and keeps changing. Omens is a reaction to the state of the world,” explains vocalist D. Randall Blythe. "It’s a very pissed-off record. The New Wave of American Heavy Metal architects will support the new album with a massive U.S. headlining tour this fall.
As told by Patrick Watson. This album is about negotiating a world where you don’t know what’s real anymore. I really spent a lot of time reading to improve my lyrics for this record. I was very inspired by Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson, The Waves by Virginia Woolf and Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin. The lyrics are a collection of little thoughts that were pacing in my head. We worked hard on rebuilding the tones of our arrangements and we brought a bigger electronic component to the music. With the addition of modular synths, we able to find a warmer and more touching approach to the electronics, that feel as acoustic as the rest of the instruments and move like liquid. Basically, I went back to school for the last two years to be able to bring something new ha-ha. Andrew Barr from the Barr Brothers joined us on drums for this record, it’s a pleasure to play music with such a great musician. Better in the Shade Height of the Feeling Ode to Vivian Little Moments Blue La La La La La Stay
Through powerful & intimate music, Oh Wonder's dual project "22 Break / 22 Make" combines a turbulent period in the duo's story (pain, sadness, loneliness, fear of the future) w/ a new chapter as they married & did the work to allow their love to flourish. By opening up to fans & to each other, the `Make or Break?' poised by `22 Break / 22 Make' is not so much a question, as an active choice - to be as honest as possible, to move forward, & to begin a brand new chapter in the story of Oh Wonder.
Bonny Light Horseman’s self-titled debut was a folk masterclass, reimagining centuries-old standards with effortless grace and wonder. Those Grammy-nominated, list-topping recordings not only suggested renewed possibilities for aging songbooks but also marked the arrival of a trio fully capable of reorienting the wider folk landscape. Still, if it felt at all like the work of some short-lived supergroup or a one-off diversion (it never was), Rolling Golden Holy rebuffs the notion with preternatural beauty and charm, and imagination.These songs, all originals, follow the paths of the traditional tunes the band cherishes to new frontiers, the sounds and situations of history given the gravity and shape of now. This is a band working at the edge of modern folk.
After the release of their debut, Anaïs Mitchell, Josh Kaufman, and Eric D. Johnson began discussing their next steps, loosely planning on writing and recording stints. Those sessions were delayed for all the unpredictable but now-familiar reasons until the Spring of 2021, when the trio reconvened with their families in tow in upstate New York. Their chemistry remained intact. Johnson’s wife Annie had listened to him work with dozens of collaborators over the decades, but, listening in from one room over, she noted he’d never seemed so at ease and productive as he was with Kaufman and Mitchell in Woodstock. They were perfecting “California,” a timely and incorruptible classic about moving on in search of something else, something more. These sessions were a series of “yes, and” encounters, each one encouraging the others to take an idea and run with it further to the new safety net they’ve built together, for one another.
These songs continually suggest and embody an unspoken continuum between traditional and modern folk. Mitchell finds self-sustaining adoration in steamy backseats, nighttime visions, and seasonal storms during “Summer Dream,” crisscrossing generational symbols to tie past, present, and future into a Gordian knot of devotion. Johnson reaches back to 19th-century wartime on “Someone to Weep for Me” to empathize with someone else descended from “a long line of nobodies,” just trying to live long enough to feel like he’s mattered to anyone at all, a notion that knows neither age nor border. Johnson and Mitchell trade lines on “Exile,” their luminous response to another of humanity’s eternal conundrums—how to revel in relationships that we know will one day leave us lonely. Love and loss, death and fear: the songs may be different, but the emotional sources remain.
After much enthusiasm that helped foster the band’s self-titled 2020 EP, My Kid Brother are branching out themselves. MAD HAPPY WEIRD SAD, recorded with producer Eric Palmquist (Thrice, Bad Suns, Mutemath), builds on their EP’s polished, hooky rock with heavier riffs ("Roots") and thicker grooves ("High Society"), colorful and quirky arrangements, lyrics that span stalker tales to unfiltered love songs, and choruses that punch with a newfound intensity ("Shoulders").
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Indigo Sparke’s majestic second full-length album Hysteria is a sweeping work, one that possesses a rare, reflective power. On it, she examines love, loss, her history, and the emotional upheaval surrounding those sensations: her words tell the stories, and the sounds act them out. It’s a diary built for big stages. Hysteria arrives just a year after her striking, minimalist debut, Echo. Here, though, Sparke offers an expansive body of work—it’s a complex collection that expands her sound and outlook.
Work on Hysteria began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, while Sparke was stranded in quarantine in her native Australia. After moving back to New York in the spring of 2021, Sparke finished writing the album’s 14 songs and decamped upstate with producer Aaron Dessner (The National, Taylor Swift). “Originally we were going to co-write, but after he heard my demos he said, ‘There’s so much in here already,’” Sparke recalls on how Dessner, who also contributes instrumentation along with guitarist Shahzad Izmailyand drummer Matt Barrick (The Walkmen, Muzz), got involved in bringing Hysteria to life.
Centering Sparke’s powerful vocals throughout, Hysteria is packed with big guitars and layered instrumentation that practically acts as the album’s lungs, giving every note breath. From the pulsing immediacy of “Infinite Honey” to the soaring “God Is a Woman’s Name” and “Hold On”’s towering chorus, this is music that sounds huge even as it zooms in on the trials and turmoils of one’s inner life. You can hear Sparke reflecting on reconciliation, grief, hope, and the passage of time on the perpetually building “Pressure in My Chest” and the airy, Joni Mitchell-esque title track, which finds her embracing a gorgeous upper register over gently strummed guitar. “Set Your Fire on Me” builds and bursts not unlike Angel Olsen’s own raw folk-rock expressionism—and then there’s the stark opener and first single “Blue,” which acts as a cosmic road map for Sparke’s own journey in life.
Dungen, torch bearers of Sweden’s rich and fabled history of pastoral psychedelia, return with En är för mycket och tusen aldrig nog, the band’s first full-length album since 2015’s Allas Sak. Creating their own critical and fervent, fan-based lane for guitar-powered, melodic and magisterial rock ‘n’ roll with their 2004 break out album Ta Det Lugnt, Dungen have since left a staggering array of albums and a prodigious live presence in the embers of their burning wake. En är för mycket och tusen aldrig nog (English translation: "One is too much and a thousand is not enough") finds Dungen’s core four members Gustav Ejstes, Reine Fiske, Mattias Gustavsson, and Johan Holmegard in pure form, their now decades deep collaboration in total focus and elevated to new heights unobstructed by the spirits that once haunted and shaped the band’s music.
Years before forming one of Nashville's most genre-bending bands, the members of Judah &the Lion grew up in separate corners of the U.S., listening to every type of music that came their way. They loved it all: the twang of folk, the beat of hip-hop, the drive of rock & roll, the punch of pop. Later, after college brought all four musicians to Tennessee, it only made sense to combine those different backgrounds # and different sounds # together. With their second full-length album, Folk Hop N Roll, the guys shine a light on the place where their influences overlap. It's a wide-ranging sound, with fuzz bass, hip-hop percussion, distorted banjo riffs, and super-sized melodies all stirred into the same mixing pot. There's no boundaries, says frontman Judah Akers, who shares the band's lineup with drummer Spencer Cross, mandolin player Brian Macdonald, and banjo wiz Nate Zuercher. We wanted to make something raw, something with attitude. We all grew up loving these hip-hop beats, so why not make an album that has the grit of Run DMC or Beastie Boys, along with all the folk instruments that we play?
Written and recorded in the midst of a dizzying stretch in which nearly everything about the way the band lived and worked was turned on its head, The Garden is indeed a work of relentless hope. The songs are profoundly vulnerable here, and the performances are warm and breezy, calling to mind everything from Andy Shauf and Cass McCombs to Beck and Tame Impala with an easygoing demeanor that belies the deep emotional work underpinning them.
Motel Radio generated early buzz in their adopted hometown of New Orleans on the strength of their 2015 debut EP, Days & Nights, which helped land them dates with the likes of Kurt Vile and Drive-By Truckers in addition to festival slots at Firefly, Jazz Fest, and more. The band followed it up with the similarly well-received Desert Surf Films in 2016 and their first full-length, Siesta Del Sol, in 2019, touring the country on a seemingly endless loop as they built up their devoted following one night at a time.
THE BEST ALBUM SINCE LIFE’S A BEACH. Upgrade your life and enrich your ears with 15 new tracks from easy life, laid out over 45 blissful minutes. The new album features the songs “BEESWAX” and “DEAR MISS HOLLOWAY” featuring Kevin Abstract. The full tracklisting and feature list will be revealed soon – you will not be disappointed. Indie Exclusive Pink LP.
9 LP set is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and housed in a rigid outer slipcase. Includes 5 embossed art prints of each of the covers. Vinyl cut by Bernie Grundman.
The Studio Albums 2009-2018 is a collection of Mark Knopfler’s studio albums, plus a collection of studio B-sides, bonus tracks, and 2 previously unreleased songs (“Back In The Day,” “Precious Voice From Heaven”). Audio overseen by original mastering engineer Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering.
After nine critically acclaimed albums, twenty bandmates, countless bars, clubs, theaters and festivals, after two full decades, Will Sheff is letting Okkervil River drift out to sea with the release of Nothing Special, his debut collection under his own name. Nothing Special was recorded with a mix of old friends (like Benjamin Lazar-Davis and Will Graefe) and new collaborators (Christian Lee Hutson, Cassandra Jenkins, Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith, and Death Cab For Cutie pianist Zac Rae).
RSD Essential 035 * 10th Anniversary * RSD Essentials Limited Edition Alternate Cover + Coke Bottle Clear Colored Vinyl
40th Anniversary celebration of the album responsible for naming a genre! Originally released in 1982, Black Metal was the second full-length album from Venom and remains a major influence on Thrash Metal, Death Metal, and Black Metal. Includes the classic trio of Cronos, Mantas & Abaddon.
CLAMM explore the confusion of what it is to be a young person trying to live an honourable life in this fucked up world. Their songs are about trying to navigate systems of power and oppression while retaining a healthy sense of self and mental health. Community, creativity, and catharsis are what they hope to achieve through their music.
Care is bigger, louder and darker than previous album Beseech Me (2020). CLAMM dodged lockdowns to record at Rolling Stock and Sound Park Studios with Nao Anzai (NO ZU, Cash Savage, Rolling Blackouts). Nao also plays fearsome synth on the album and has joined the band on-stage at recent shows. Saxophonist Anna Gordon (Mangelwurzel) contributes wild free jazz skronk to a number of tracks.
'Bit Much' is the first CLAMM recording to feature the bass and backing vocals of newest member Maisie Everett (also in Belair Lip Bombs), who joined the band shortly after Beseech Me was released. Jack and drummer Miles Harding have been best friends since primary school, but with Maisie the CLAMM trio finds its ultimate form.
Beseech Me was a Triple R and FBI Radio feature album in 2020 and sold out its original cassette pressing almost immediately. It was reissued on vinyl in 2021 by UK label Meat Machine (renowned as the home for Canadian art-punk provocateurs Crack Cloud), which saw CLAMM featured on the cover of French Rolling Stone and played on BBC 6 Music.
In Australia the band has played with Amyl & the Sniffers, the Chats, Cash Savage and the Murlocs, and played Yours & Owls Festival and Melbourne Music Week. A UK/Europe tour planned for Jan/Feb this year was cancelled for the usual reasons, but the band will return in August for their first international shows.
First time on vinyl globally, Home for Christmas features Dolly’s take on ten Christmas classic standards tracks like “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and “We Three Kings,” among many other holiday favorites. The album’s original release was accompanied by Dolly’s 1990 television special, Dolly Parton: Christmas at Home.
NCT 127 returns in a genre-bending album of 12 songs that combine brilliant performance with appealing vocals. Lead single, ‘2 Baddies’, is a powerful performance-based hip-hop dance track. A signature synth sound & members’ energetic vocals create a lyrical portrayal of positive mindset, racing through life with confidence to reach success. Random Cover (out of 9 members) with matching Folding Poster, Random Photo Card, and Random Exclusive Photo Card.
Amorpha, a side-long shower of synthetic bells and bass, as patterns interlock and repeat and the beat within the bar lines shifts constantly, forms a new, latest miniature of infinity. You flip it, and 'Geomancy' resets you, starting anew, with heavy drift and drone leading into a space of shorter broken lines and Middle Eastern tonalities, that roll back into ether again - new spaces, but mysteriously consonant with the vibe. Bajascillators arrives almost five years since their last official full-length, 2017's Bajas Fresh. In the eight years prior to Bajas Fresh, Bitchin Bajas issued seven albums, plus cassettes, EPs, singles... wave after wave of analogue synth tones and zones extending into a stratospheric arc. Each release it's own headspace, shape and timbre, each one sliding naturally into their implacable, eternal gene pool.
Music Releases 10-14-22
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Return of the Dream Canteen [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Alternate Cover Gold 2LP]
- The 1975
Being Funny In A Foreign Language [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
- Ocean Alley
Low Altitude Living [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 2LP]
I Walked With You A Ways [Indie Exclusive Pink Clear LP]
- Nothing More
Spirits [White 2LP]
- Brian Eno
- The Black Lips
Apocalypse Love [Limited Edition Violet LP]
Cry With Tears: Greek-Albanian Songs Of Many Voices [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Maroon LP]
- Dr. John
Things Happen That Way [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Garden District Green LP + Bonus 7in]
- Skid Row
The Gang's All Here [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black, Red, White Splatter LP]
- Various Artists
Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen
- The Early November
Twenty [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Pink & White Pinwheel LP]
- Tove Lo
- Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums [2LP]
Our Roots Run Deep [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Ruby LP + Handwritten Set List]
Save The Baby [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Butterbean LP]
- Lightning Seeds
See You In The Stars [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Midnight Blue Smoky LP]
- Backstreet Boys
A Very Backstreet Christmas
Quiet The Room [Cloudy White LP]
- Alter Bridge
Pawns & Kings [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sun Yellow LP]
- The Allman Brothers Band
Live From A&R Studios New York August 26 1971 [Limited Edition Pink 2LP]
- Lorna Shore
Pain Remains [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
- Surprise Chef
Education & Recreation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Red LP]
Resurrection [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
- A Far Cry, Shara Nova, Rachel Grimes, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Angélica Negrón, Caroline Shaw
The Blue Hour
- Muni Long
Public Displays Of Affection [LP]
- Ken Carson
X [White LP]
- Vince Guaraldi Trio
A Charlie Brown Christmas: Deluxe Edition [2LP]
- Lice (Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman)
Lice EP [Vinyl]
- Lice (Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman)
Lice Two: Still Buggin EP [Vinyl]
- Lice (Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman)
Triple Fat Lice EP [Vinyl]
- Pearl Jam
Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003): Volume 1 [2LP]
- Pearl Jam
Rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991-2003): Volume 2 [2LP]
- Zella Day
Sunday In Heaven
Scars For You To Remember