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Music Releases 11-01-24
Greatest Hits [Translucent Off-White LP]
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Multi-platinum GRAMMY Award-winning four-piece Little Big Town – comprised of Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet, and Jimi Westbrook – release their first-ever, career-spanning Greatest Hits album via Capitol Records Nashville. The album collects over two decades of chart-busting country smashes on one definitive body of work, ranging from the GRAMMY Award-winning “Pontoon,” “Boondocks” and “Better Man” to massively influential anthems such as “Girl Crush.” It traces the quartet’s unbelievable journey from humble beginnings to country royalty. For the uninitiated, it’s also the best way to get to know the band!  

Our Time In The Sun [Indie Exclusive Neon Orange LP]
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Jeremie Albino, the magnetic Canadian singer-songwriter, presents his Easy Eye Sound debut, Our Time In The Sun. Produced by Dan Auerbach, this album melds the rich textures of soulful folk, Americana, and gritty blues, showcasing Albino’s evocative voice and sincere storytelling. Deeply personal, grounded in his own history and infused with a palpable, raw energy, the collection is an intimate and powerful listening experience, affirming Albino's place as a resonant force in contemporary music.  

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Music Releases 09-06-24
Luck and Strange [Translucent Sea Blue Vinyl]
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The brand-new album by David Gilmour, ‘Luck and Strange’ was recorded over five months in Brighton and London and is Gilmour’s first album of new material in nine years. The record was produced by David and Charlie Andrew, best known for his work with ALT-J and Marika Hackman, with lyrics mostly written by Polly Samson, Gilmour’s co-writer for the past thirty years.

 

The album features eight new tracks along with a beautiful reworking of The Montgolfier Brothers’ ‘Between Two Points’, which sees Romany Gilmour, who performs backing vocals across the album, on vocals and harp.

 

Musicians contributing to the record include Guy Pratt & Tom Herbert on bass, Adam Betts, Steve Gadd and Steve DiStanislao on drums, Rob Gentry & Roger Eno on keyboards and the string and choral arrangements are by Will Gardner. The title track also features the late Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright, recorded in 2007 during a ‘Barn Jam’ at David’s house.

 

The album’s cover image, photographed and designed by renowned artist Anton Corbijn, is inspired by lyrics written by Charlie Gilmour for the album’s final song ‘Scattered’.

 

1 x LP – translucent sea blue vinyl. Gatefold sleeve and booklet with photography and design by Anton Corbijn

 

Unwritten
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Unwritten is the bold and unapologetic debut album from Natasha Bedingfield. Released in 2004, Unwritten is fueled by lyrical sass and real-life suss throughout and is musically inspired by a wide range of influences and styles. The album's title track 'Unwritten' has recently been experiencing a second round of success and, 20 years later, has reappeared in charts across the world. Also features global anthem 'These Words,' plus other favorites 'Single,' 'Wild Horses' and 'I Bruise Easily.' Available for the first time on vinyl.  

Cope - Live At The Earl [Indie Exclusive Opaque Bone]
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Releasing COPE, Manchester Orchestra stated it was an "unapologetically heavy rock record".  Ten years later, the legacy holds up as the band's loudest, fastest, & most pounding album of their career. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this seminal album COPE, Manchester Orchestra took the stage for one night only at East Atlanta’s tiny but beloved rock venue The Earl to perform a blistering set, performing the record from start to finish. Immortalized on this special 10th anniversary tribute.

 

Radio City [RSD Essentials Red & White Swirl]
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RSD Essential 061 - 50th Anniversary Pressing - Big Star, considered to be among the founders of power pop, has been cited as an influence by many of the major alternative bands of the ’80s and ’90s, and continues to be a powerful presence in today’s musical landscape. Radio City is the second album from Big Star. Released in 1974, Radio City includes “September Gurls” and “Back of a Car” which remain some of the most famous Big Star songs. The legacy of Radio City has far exceeded the original commercial letdowns of the album, which is now considered to be a milestone in the history of rock by critics and musicians alike. Both Radio City and #1 Record made it onto Rolling Stone‘s 500 “Greatest Albums of All Time” lists, while tracks from each album (“Thirteen” and “September Gurls”) are also among the magazine’s 500 “Greatest Songs of All Time".

 

Highway Robbery [RSD Essentials 1LPxGhostly Teal]
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Indie Exclusive - Coalmine Records digs into their storied discography to unveil their ten-year anniversary reissue of Highway Robbery, the collaborative concept album from Detroit’s heavyweight emcee Guilty Simpson and Philly beat smith Small Professor. Weighing in at 11 tracks, the project places the listener in a seemingly post-apocalyptic Detroit where the mentality is feast or famine. Highway Robbery plays as one long narrative of Guilty’s day-to-day survival in Detroit’s concrete jungle, all set to the tone of Small Professor’s foreboding, percussion heavy production. Featuring guest appearances from Detroit’s Boldy James, A.G. (of D.I.T.C.), Elucid and Castle, the album is further highlighted with the meticulous turntablism of both Statik Selektah and DJ Revolution. This reissue also boasts the Zilla Rocca remix of “Go” which features Audible Doctor on the cuts. A decade removed from its original release, Highway Robbery remains a gratifying listen and strong addition to anyone’s hiphop record collection with its high-level lyricism, avant-garde production value and overall creativity.

 

Dope Sick [RSD Essentials 1LPxWhite]
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Indie Exclusive - From 2006-2010 Shane Bunting aka Madchild was on a kamikaze run with the drug oxycontin that pushed him to the brink of oblivion. Hitting rock bottom, his addiction spiraled out of control and destroyed everything the successful emcee had worked so hard to build with is platinum selling hip-hop group Swollen Members. The fancy cars, lavish houses and rock star luxuries were all gone, as his addiction had consumed over 3 million dollars worth of assets and finances in just over four years. Clean from drugs for the first time in his adult life, Madchild removed himself from temptation by walking away from his previous social life and bunkered down in his home studio secluded from the outside world. For the next 10 months, Madchild feverishly wrote and recorded his first ever solo album, 2012's Dope Sick.

 

VIVA HINDS [INDIE EXCLUSIVE PINK IN TRANSPARENT CLEAR LP]
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Madrid's Hinds, back to their formative line-up of best friends Carlotta Cosials & Ana Perrote, return with a sonically adventurous & career-defining 4th album. Recorded with producer Pete Robertson (Beabadoobee) & Grammy-nominated engineer Tom Roach in rural France, VIVA HINDS features the singles "Coffee", "Boom Boom Back" with a guest verse from Beck & the band's close friend Grian Chatten of Fontaines D.C. singing on the simmering post-punk inspired stand-out track “Stranger.”

 

Live At The Opera House (The Complete Recordings) [Purple 3 LP]
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Live At the Opera House is the first-ever full release of Sylvester’s iconic 1979 concert at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, previously available only as heavily edited excerpts. The album features 13 unedited songs from the performance, plus a recording of the mid-concert ceremony where Sylvester was awarded the key to San Francisco, culminating in over an hour of previously unreleased music and a total runtime of over 2 hours.  

Star Trek - Into Darkness (Deluxe Edition) [3LP Triple Color vinyl (Red / Yellow / Blue)]
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Star Trek Into Darkness is the sequel to J. J. Abrams’ 2009 reboot of the iconic franchise, and follows Captain James T. Kirk, and the crew of USS Enterprise as they are sent to the Klingon home world seeking a former Starfleet member-turned-terrorist, John Harrison. This first-ever vinyl release of the Deluxe Edition of Michael Giacchino’s score for the film features 51 tracks, which come in a 3-LP boxed set packaged in a die-cut slipcase.  

Ashes [RSD Essentials Indie Exclusive Blue LP]
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Indie Exclusive - Include 4 bonus tracks - Formed from the remnants of Californian pop group 'The Young Swingers,' 1965 marked a pivotal moment for the members of the psychedelic folk-rock group 'Ashes.' Originating in Santa Monica, the original lineup of Alan Brackett, Jim Cherniss, Spencer Dryden, John Merrill, and Barbara Robinson began playing local clubs and released two now-obscure singles in 1965. By 1966, they adopted the name 'Ashes' and underwent personnel changes, with Cherniss departing and Dryden leaving to join Jefferson Airplane. Brackett and Merrill subsequently formed The Peanut Butter Conspiracy but reformed 'Ashes' in 1968 with new singer Pat Taylor and drummer John Voight. Recorded in 1968 and produced by Jackie Mills, the self-titled "Ashes" is a dreamy, acid folk-rock piece that was initially shelved but released by Vault Records in 1971. Now reissued on blue vinyl with extra recordings, this album is an excellent slice of mid-1960s Southern California lite-rock.  

Tripsichord [RSD Essentials Indie Exclusive Translucent Yellow LP ]
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Indie Exclusive - Tripsichord’s self-titled album, originally released on the Janus label in 1970, is a quintessential piece of late 1960s and early 1970s psychedelic rock. The band, originally known as Tripsichord Music Box before shortening their name, was part of the burgeoning San Francisco music movement. The record is characterized by swirling guitar riffs, intricate melodies, rich vocal harmonies, and a mystic sound that encompassed both guitar-driven psych rock and reflective, melodic folk. Though not widely commercially successful, the album has become a sought-after collector's item, celebrated for its authentic representation of the psych era.

 

The Hear & Now 1970 [RSD Essentials Indie Exclusive Emerald Green LP]
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Indie Exclusive - The self-titled debut album "The Hear & Now" was originally released on the Pompeii label in 1970. A vibrant blend of psychedelic folk, rock, and pop, the record embodies the diverse and experimental ethos of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Led by the band simply known as "The Hear & Now," the album features lush harmonies, intricate guitar work, and a fusion of acoustic and electric instrumentation throughout. From traditional folk tunes like "Scarborough Fair" to gospel hymns such as "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," and even iconic pop covers like "Hey Jude," the album presents a rich tapestry of rearranged classics, highlighting the band's talent for innovative arrangement. Original pressings of this album are revered as rare collector's items, and now, fans can enjoy this reissue on heavyweight green-colored vinyl.  

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Music Releases 09-13-24
Worship the Sun [translucent orange LP]
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Allah-Las met while working at Amoeba Music, a key destination for music lovers in Los Angeles. While this experience helped shape their sensibility, their sound was forged in an underground basement where they came together as a band. They began gigging in Los Angeles in 2008, refining their live performance, and finally released their first 7” single Catamaran / Long Journey in 2011. In 2012, they began their relationship with Innovative Leisure, releasing their first self-titled album, Allah-Las, anchored by their second single Tell Me (What’s On Your Mind) / Sacred Sands. The release was met with critical acclaim and the band toured extensively in the States and abroad before going back into the studio to record their follow-up. Allah-Las’ second album, Worship The Sun, expands on the sound established by their maiden effort, honing their fusion of West Coast garage rock and roll, Latin percussion and electric folk. As richly textured and timeless as a Southern California beach break, the songs are evocative of Los Angeles’ storied past. Beatniks, artists, surfers, nomads. Remnants of a bygone Sunset Strip. Golden tans and cosmic sunsets. One can feel the warmth of the sun, but the band deftly avoids the kitsch so often indulged by lovers of these things. Hints of Byrds, Love, Felt, and those who follow are threaded into the tapestry.

 

Set the Tone (Guns & Roses) [2 LP]
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Ghostface is ready to "Set The Tone" with his new album, featuring a blend of tracks catering to both male and female audiences. Expect a mix of hard-hitting New York rap and melodic, laid-back records. Additionally, Ghostface has collaborated with hip-hop heavyweights such as Nas, Kanye West, Ja Rule, and many others.  

Rack [Indie Exclusive Silver Streak Vinyl]
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The Jesus Lizard have returned with RACK, their first record since 1998. The album features 11 tracks of brisk guitar rock you haven’t heard since… the last time the Jesus Lizard took over a stage in your town. the Jesus Lizard — vocalist David Yow, guitarist Duane Denison, bassist David Wm. Sims, and drummer Mac McNeilly — have returned with a record teeming with the kind of madness needed to beat down today’s AOR mediocrity and piss-perfect pop drivel alike. Since their inception in Chicago in 1987, the Jesus Lizard has thrilled audiences all over the planet. The impeccable rocket-thrust rhythm section of Sims and McNeilly was the perfect launchpad for Denison’s jagged yet clean-toned riffing and Yow’s mercurial vocalizations manifesting as everything from panicked citizen, reality escapee or wounded sea mammal. the Jesus Lizard’s fury carried on through six studio albums, two live recordings and a brace of singles and EPs. On Rack, the Jesus Lizard have returned reconstituted, refreshed and positively revving. No tepid, bland tracks to show how they’ve “matured” as songwriters. No inane detours into unnecessary genre exercises. the Jesus Lizard. They might not be young, but they will never, ever get fucking old.  

Willie Watson [LP]
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After 30 years of playing music professionally, Willie Watson is releasing his debut album. A founding member of Old Crow Medicine Show, and a staple on the folk and americana circuit - Willie is no stranger to the stage and to audiences. But this is his first album of original music, aptly self titled, and a bold and confident statement in both song mastery and sonics. This record is about beating the devil. Willie didn't make any specific pact with him, but he had been tangled up with him his whole life. This album is about finding himself free of that devil, and learning to love himself again. It is about no longer leaning on old sounds and old folk singers and the music they made, and instead about learning to express himself freely and without limits. The result is a masterpiece.  

The Forest Is The Path [Indie Exclusive Marbled Blue 2 LP Limited Edition]
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Including the new single, “The Beginning,” The Forest Is The Path is an album rooted in reflection, introspection and interrogation. One of its key building blocks, says Gary Lightbody, was the idea of love from a distance, “I haven’t been in a relationship for a very long time, 10 years or more, so love from a distance to me meant the way a relationship sits in your memory from a distance of, say, 10 years. That’s not something I’d previously thought about as a way to write about love. So, it’s like, when you’re in love, you’re standing in the lobby of the Empire State Building. When you’ve broken up with that person, you’re out in the street. You can still see the building, but you’re not in there anymore. And when it’s 10 years later, now you’re standing in Brooklyn looking at the Manhattan skyline.”  

Live Wire / Blues Power (Bluesville Acoustic Sounds Series) [LP]
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Live Wire/Blues Power is a live album from Albert King recorded in 1968 at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, CA. Featuring originals and King’s rendition of classics, the album demonstrates Albert King’s blues prowess. According to Rolling Stone, this album is “Just the unadulterated pure and simple blues.”  

Last Night Blues (Bluesville Acoustic Sounds Series) [LP]
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Last Night Blues is Lightnin’ Hopkins’ 1961 album, featuring Sonny Terry. The second of three album collaborations, Last Night Blues showcases Hopkins’ and Terry’s different yet complementary styles to create a well-rounded listening experience. AllMusic declared, “this dynamite disc represents what the blues should be: stripped-down, soulful, and full of truth.” This edition has been remastered from the original tapes.  

Devourer [Red & Black 2 LP]
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Very few bands manage to last decades, and for the ones that do, it’s often easy to settle down and get a little too comfortable. But there’s nothing comfortable about Devourer, the explosive new album from Cursive. The iconic Omaha group is known for their intensity, ambition, and execution, and has spent 30 years creating a bold discography that’s defined as much by its cathartic sound as its weighty, challenging lyrical themes. And Devourer is as daring as ever. Full of intense and incisive songs, the album proves exactly why Cursive have been so influential and enduring–and why they remain so vital today. In the years since their 1995 formation, Cursive developed into one of the most important groups to emerge from the late-’90s/early ‘00s moment when the lines between indie rock and post-hard-core began blurring into something altogether new. Albums like Domestica (2000) and The Ugly Organ (2003) became essential touchstones whose echoes can still be heard in new bands today. Devourer, as an expansive new double-album, examines humanity’s bottomless capacity for consumption through a series of songs that act like vignettes, driven by frontman Tim Kasher’s never-end-ing appetite for both taking in and creating art. “I am obsessive about consuming the arts,” he explains. “Music, film, literature. I’ve come to recognize that I devour all of these art forms then, in turn, create my own versions of these things and spew them out onto the world. It’s positive; you’re part of an ecosystem. But I quickly recognized that the term, ‘Devourer,’ may also embody something gnarly, sinister.” Fans have come to expect such heady topics from Cursive, but Devourer sets a new standard. While Cursive’s music hasn’t gotten any more comfortable, perhaps its being released into a world that’s at least a little more shaped in their image. Devourer sounds urgent and fresh, the work of a band still experimenting, still hungering to find new creative heights. On album highlight “Consumers,” the protagonist bemoans, “I saw ourn future and I want to go back.” But Cursive are only moving forward.  

Start Of Something Beautiful
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A dynamic performer and prodigious talent, Goldsmith developed this new album with celebrated creators such as Dan Wilson (Taylor Swift, Adele), Rick Nowels (Lana Del Rey), and Alex Hope (Troye Sivan, Alec Benjamin) to name a few. Spanning heartbreak rockers, coming-of-age anthems, first love swooners, and more, The Start of Something Beautiful highlights Goldsmith's once-in-a-generation musicianship and songwriting as the 18-year-old has writing credits on every track and produced nearly half the record. Highlighted as a noteworthy emerging artist by The Hollywood Reporter, the multi-instrumentalist also plays guitar, piano, lap steel, organ, mellotron, and bass throughout the project.  

We Could Be Love [Milky Clear LP]
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LA-based Australian producer Hayden James shares his third studio album, We Could Be Love. Showcasing James' songwriting and producing range, the album traverses euphoric pop dance anthems to deep club tracks, collaborating with Izzy Bizu, Karen Harding, SHELLS, AR/CO, Kormak and more. James' music has soundtracked moments with friends around the world for the past decade, garnering over half a billion streams, with his newest offering, We Could Be Love is set to do the same. Available on milky clear vinyl.  

This Country Music Thing [Gold LP]
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Josh Turner - This Country Music Thing - Vinyl

This Country Music Thing is Josh Turner's 10th studio album and first new music since his 2017 album, Deep South. Produced by Kenny Greenberg, it features 11 tracks - including the new single, "Heatin' Things Up," which was released in April. Josh will remain on tour throughout the rest of 2024 previewing songs from his new album.

 

Soft [Colored Vinyl] (Pnk) [Download Included]
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Grammy-nominated rock band Bones UK are back with their highly anticipated new album, Soft.  

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Music Releases 09-20-24
Soldier Of Love [LP]
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Soldier Of Love (2010) is Sade’s sixth album, featuring the singles “Soldier Of Love”,
“Babyfather”, and “The Moon And The Sky.” The album was recorded at Realworld Studios
(England) and El Cortijo (Spain). The vinyl audio uses high resolution digital transfers of the
stereo master mixes, from the original studio recordings, remastered at half-speed at Abbey
Road Studios. The elaborate, half-speed mastering process has produced exceptionally
clean and detailed audio whilst remaining faithful to the band’s intended sound. No
additional digital limiting was used in the mastering process, so the album benefits from the
advantage of extra clarity and pure fidelity, preserving the dynamic range of the original
mixes, presented on pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl. The original album sleeve and
packaging elements have been meticulously reproduced in exact detail with authentic paper
and printing methods.

 

Lovers Rock [LP]
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Lovers Rock (2000) is Sade’s fifth album, featuring the singles “By Your Side” and “King Of
Sorrow.” The album was recorded at Sarm Hook End (England), El Cortijo (Spain), and
Deliverance Studios (England). The vinyl audio uses high resolution digital transfers of the
stereo master mixes, from the original studio recordings, remastered at half-speed at Abbey
Road Studios. The elaborate, half-speed mastering process has produced exceptionally
clean and detailed audio whilst remaining faithful to the band’s intended sound. No
additional digital limiting was used in the mastering process, so the album benefits from the
advantage of extra clarity and pure fidelity, preserving the dynamic range of the original
mixes, presented on pure 180-gram heavyweight black vinyl. The original album sleeve and
packaging elements have been meticulously reproduced in exact detail with authentic paper
and printing methods.

 

Love Deluxe [LP]
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Love Deluxe (1992) is Sade’s fourth album, featuring the singles “No Ordinary Love”, “Feel
No Pain”, “Kiss Of Life”, and “Cherish The Day.” The album was recorded at Studio
Condulmer (Italy), Ridge Farm (England), The Hit Factory (England), and Image Recording
(USA). The vinyl audio uses high resolution digital transfers of the stereo master mixes, from
the original studio recordings, remastered at half-speed at Abbey Road Studios. The
elaborate, half-speed mastering process has produced exceptionally clean and detailed

audio whilst remaining faithful to the band’s intended sound. No additional digital limiting was
used in the mastering process, so the album benefits from the advantage of extra clarity and
pure fidelity, preserving the dynamic range of the original mixes, presented on pure 180-
gram heavyweight black vinyl. The original album sleeve and packaging elements have been
meticulously reproduced in exact detail with authentic paper and printing methods.

 

Sink Your Teeth [LP]
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Odyssey [LP]
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Multi-award-winning tenor saxophonist, bandleader and composer Nubya Garcia's latest album, Odyssey (Concord Jazz) follows her critically acclaimed debut album, SOURCE. Odyssey is a majestic feat that blends orchestral arrangements with R&B, jazz and dub. Produced by Garcia and Co-Produced by kwes, Garcia returns with Joe Armon-Jones (keys), Daniel Casimir (bass), Sam Jones (drums). Featured guests include esperanza spalding, Georgia Anne Muldrow, and Richie Seivwright.  

Lemons Limes & Orchids
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Smitten [Colored Vinyl] (Red)
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HIGH [LP]
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Four-time GRAMMY Award-winner and three-time Entertainer of the Year recipient Keith Urban releases his 11th studio album, HIGH, on Capitol Nashville Records. The brand-new collection of 11 songs, includes “GO HOME W U” (with Lainey Wilson), “CHUCK TAYLORS,” and the hit single “MESSED UP AS ME.” It showcases Urban’s extraordinary talents as a vocalist, virtuoso guitarist, songwriter, and collaborator.

 

The Surface Seems So Far [Opaque White LP]
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The Surface Seems So Far is unapologetically aggressive, kicking off with the barn-burning “Judas Mind.” This isn’t to say the album doesn’t have moments of melancholy, like “Regret.” The record takes many twists and turns, emphasizing catchy hooks and driving bombast. Songs like the chunky but atmospheric “Illusion,” the pulsating “Lost All Control,” the dynamic neo-grunge of “Same Mistakes,” and the moving and immersive “Dead on the Vine” are massive additions to the Seether catalog. Seether sounds alternately confident and confessional, full of vitriol and vulnerability.  

143 [Indie Exclusive Clear Blue LP]
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143 IS A PARTY AND EVERYONE IS INVITED! Katy Perry has officially launched an exciting new era with the long awaited sixth studio album “143”. Katy set out to create a bold, exuberant, celebratory dance-pop album with the symbolic 143 numerical expression of love as a throughline message. The result is a sexy, fearless, return to form for the multifaceted musician with an album jam packed with the empowering, sexy, & provocative pop anthems you’ve come to love. This is an album with a lot of heart and a lot of BPM. Get ready to pop off!  

Flood [Indie Exclusive Clear Galaxy 2 LP]
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Hippo Campus' singer Jake Luppen had been listening to the band's work as they rolled around the country, trying to tease out how much work remained. All of it, he soon decided. Obfuscated by the need to sound sophisticated and the overwhelming ambition to make the best Hippo Campus LP ever, a deeper and more profound record that reflected how their lives were changing. But Luppen and all of Hippo Campus decided they didn't actually like what they were making.So they called an audible. They were going to start over. And three months later, the four-member core of Hippo Campus rendezvoused with longtime collaborator Caleb Wright and producer Brad Cook at Sonic Ranch, a playground-like studio complex on the Texas border. They gave themselves 10 days to cut the tracks they liked best, to make something to which they could commit at last. Less than two weeks later, they emerged with what they'd given themselves half a decade to make-Flood, or the best album Hippo Campus has ever made. The sentiments on Flood are raw, real, and unguarded, a testament to Hippo Campus dropping preconceptions of how they had to sound after so many failed attempts to re-record these songs. They wiped the slate clean, starting over without beliefs about what Hippo Campus or this record needed to be. Still, sophistication lurks in subtle key and tempo changes, in the almost innate shifts that a band of longtime best friends can tap after so much time spent helping to shape one another's musical language. Flood doesn't need to tell you it's important or interesting; it simply is, just by virtue of how it's written, built, and rendered, a map of what it's like to feel everything at once. This rebirth is accompanied by a crucial career shift for Hippo Campus, too, as they exit the traditional label system to issue LP4 via Psychic Hotline, a truly independent imprint run by peers and pals. If you're working to let go of expectations, why not jettison them all? There's a bravery to that, and you can hear it's revivifying spirit in every second of LP4.Early into the endlessly propulsive "Paranoid," where stunted acoustic strums undergird an inescapable jangle, Luppen asks an existential question: "Is there something waiting out there for us at the finish line?" For the next three minutes, the band cycles with him through his woes, from the title's overwhelming worry to notions of dislocation and loneliness. (Also, is there any other refrain ever that manages to make the phrase "so god-damned fucking" sound so catchy and natural?) But in the final verse, with his voice breaking through a scrim of distortion, he stumbles upon a new credo: "Wait, I wanna give this life all that I have in me." That is precisely what Hippo Campus have done with Flood after realizing it doesn't take a lifetime-or, well, five years-to do just that.  

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Music Releases 10-04-24
18 Best [RSD Essentials 1LPxBaby Blue]
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RSD Essential 062 - AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VINYL! - All the Brenton Wood classics, all in one album! Featuring hits like “The Oogum Boogum Song,” “Gimme Little Sign,” “Baby You Got It,” and many more, the quintessential compilation Brenton Wood’s 18 Best was initially released 1992 and serves as a showcase of Wood’s smooth, sure-handed delivery that cemented his place as one of the finest soul singers of his generation. This pressing marks the album’s vinyl debut.

 

Brahms: Piano Concertos & Solo Piano Opp. 116 - 119 [CD]
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This is the first recording of pianist Igor Levit, conductor Christian Thielemann and the Vienna Philharmonic with Brahms’ two Piano Concertos. The release is a triple-CD album with Levit’s recording of Brahm’s late solo piano works opp 116-119. As a special encore Levit and Thielemann also play the four-hand Brahms Waltz op. 39/15 together. The album will be out internationally on October 4 on Sony Classical. After Igor Levit, Christian Thielemann, and the Vienna Philharmonic performed Brahms’ First Piano Concerto at Vienna’s famous Musikverein in April 2024 the Viennese newspaper The Standard wrote: “During these fifty minutes, an irresistible dose of emotion was conveyed – but at the same time the sophisticated structure of Brahms’ masterpiece remained crystal clear.” Four months earlier after their performance of the Second Piano Concerto, the Austrian newspaper Die Presse had declared that “Igor Levit sets a new gold standard for Brahms.”  

The Phoenix [Random Ecomix LP]
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The debut album from Nashville country-rocker Jett Holden and first release on the newly-formed Black Opry Records, The Phoenix is a full-circle moment for both the artist and organization. After hitting multiple roadblocks in the music industry, Holden was ready to quit music- until Black Opry founder Holly G found his music online and encouraged him to keep going. As she developed the organization into a commanding touring entity and supportive community for Black country music performers and fans, he became one of the most acclaimed members of the Black Opry, with praise from NPR Morning Edition, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and more. When it came to launching a record label arm, it was finally Jett's time. Produced by Will Hoge, The Phoenix is a cathartic exploration of overcoming heartbreak in all its many shapes and coming out stronger on the other side. Fueled by Holden's "powerhouse voice" (The Washington Post), the album also features Cassadee Pope on the anthemic kiss-off to bad ex-boyfriends, "Karma;" Emily Scott Robinson on touching tribute to lost loved ones, "When I'm Gone;" and guitar solos from Brothers Osborne's John Osborne and Charlie Worsham on his soaring debut single, "Backwood Proclamation."  

Key [Indie Exclusive Black and white splatter double LP]
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To celebrate 40 years as a solo artist, Alison Moyet releases Key, a collection of 16 reworked singles and deep cuts, alongside two brand new tracks. Key is a blazing showcase of the depth and breadth of Moyet’s song writing ability that unlocks who she is as a creative artist. With nine studio solo albums to choose from to celebrate her fortieth year as a solo artist, Moyet wanted “to look at the trajectory of those decades and explore songs that, in their original form, were never fully realised or have had their relevance to me altered by time.” The album distils 40 years of music making, presenting a cohesive overview of a long and dazzling journey.  

Moon Music [Translucent Pink Vinyl]
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Moon Music, the highly anticipated tenth album from Coldplay lands on October 4 2024.

Moon Music, which was produced by Max Martin, is available to pre-order now, 

In tandem with Coldplay’s ground-breaking sustainability measures on their current tour - which has so far produced 59% less CO2e emissions than their previous stadium tour - the band have gone to great lengths to make the physical release of Moon Music as sustainable as possible. 

This will be the world's first album released as a 140g EcoRecord rPET LP, with each copy containing nine recycled PET-plastic bottles recovered from post-consumer waste. This will prevent the manufacture of more than 25 metric tonnes of virgin plastic, and provide an 85% reduction in manufacturing process CO2 emissions/kg compared to traditional 140g vinyl. 

Additionally, the band have collaborated with long-time partners The Ocean Cleanup to create an additional format: the Notebook Edition EcoRecord rPET LP. The rPET for this edition comprises 70% river plastic, intercepted by The Ocean Cleanup from the Rio Las Vacas, Guatemala, and prevented from reaching the Gulf of Honduras and the Atlantic Ocean.

The CD editions of Moon Music will be the world’s first to be released on EcoCD, created from 90% recycled polycarbonate,sourced from post-consumer waste streams. This will provide at least a 78% CO2/kg emission reduction, and avoid the manufacture of more than five metric tonnes of virgin plastic.

In an effort to reduce waste, the first edition run of Moon Music(both EcoRecord rPET LP and EcoCD) will be strictly limited and produced at a higher specification than any future editions. All First Edition EcoRecord rPET LP products will be individually numbered.

 

Synthesizer [Indie Exclusive Glow in The Dark LP]
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This groundbreaking release will be eternally remembered as the album where you can construct a synthesizer from the cover itself. It also stands as one of the finest recordings capturing the enigmatic live presence of A Place To Bury Strangers. From the electrifying opening to its sonic metamorphosis, Synthesizer embod- ies APTBS venturing into bold and innovative territory. Amid fears of a robotic uprising, this album resonates with raw human emo- tion—sweat, blood, and tears—this is A Place To Bury Strangers.  

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Music Releases 09-27-24
Bridgerton Season Three (Soundtrack from the Netflix Series) [Wedding Ring Gold Vinyl]
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Altars of Madness [RSD Essentials Blue & Black LP]
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RSD Essential 065 - 35th Anniversary Pressing! The revolutionary kings of death metal Morbid Angel with their seminal debut album Altars Of Madness. Features some of the most legendary Death Metal tracks of all time including Immortal Rites, Maze Of Torment and Chapel Of Ghouls.

 

Realms of Chaos [RSD Essentials Yellow & Black LP]
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RSD Essential 064 - 35th Anniversary Pressing! Bolt Thrower’s classic Earache debut (originally released in 1989) now available on Vinyl LP with FDR (Full Dynamic Range) audio. Featuring 11 blistering tracks of the heaviest death metal – Coventry’s finest went on to have huge worldwide success after this critically acclaimed record.  

Blame The Young [Indie exclusive tri-colour ]
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Blame The Young is the third album by the Taunton based Alternative Rock Band October Drift, out on Physical Education Recordings. Blame The Young (the title song) explores denial and blame. It works on a personal and level but also on a societal & political level too. The housing crisis, the food crisis, poverty, the unravelling of the NHS - blame the young, blame immigration.. The albums central theme is ownership of our own decisions, actions and choices with an element of youthful defiance.  

The Quest (Original Jazz Classics Series) [LP]
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Jazz pianist Mal Waldron’s 1962 album The Quest features Eric Dolphy (clarinet, alto sax) and Booker Ervin (tenor sax). Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studios in New Jersey the album contains seven cuts that fall somewhere between hard-bop and avant-garde. This new edition of the album is released as part of the Original Jazz Classics Series and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI with all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and presented in a Tip-On Jacket.  

Dance, No One's Watching [Deluxe 2 LP]
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Dance, No One's Watching is an ode to the sacred, yet joyous act of dancing, an album that musically guides you through a night out in the city, from the opening of possibilities as a new evening spans out ahead, to dawn’s final hours as the night comes to a close. Written during a blistering 2023 which saw Ezra Collective tour the world and become the first jazz act to win the Mercury Prize, Dance, No One's Watching is a documentation of the many dance floors they encountered.  

Virtual Summer
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An '80s vibe finds new life in the form of multi-talented musician Sam Millar's debut solo record. Titled "Virtual Summer," it's 14 slabs of the slickest sounds this side of a hot pink Mustang with the top down and the stereo way, way up. Millar has played and toured as a guitarist for years in other bands, but it wasn't until the pandemic that his love of the sunny-side-up sparked the idea to try his own hand at that perfect balance of catchy choruses and timeless melody.  

Songs About You Specifically [Clear Vinyl] (Red)
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Nite Owls [Indie Exclusive Blue, Black and White Splatter Signed LP]
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JD McPherson has created something unique and amazing with his latest album, Nite Owls. His first album release since 2018’s critically acclaimed Christmas classic, SOCKS. Over the past 5+ years, McPherson has stayed consistently busy writing new songs while at the same time touring with Alison Krauss and Robert Plant. Being a touring musician offers the chance to see the sights, tour the town and pick up some inspiration from the local record shop. With Nite Owls, JD wanted to try something new and different. He wanted to take the inspiration from multiple decades and styles and incorporate them into his own sound. “The initial idea for the record was: It’s like if The late-60s Ventures were the session band on the first New Order record.” Says, McPherson. Idea achieved. Nite Owls delivers the signature sounds of vintage garage-rock while also seamlessly bridging the sounds of Bowie and Alan Vega. Songs such as “Sunshine Getaway”, “The Rock and Roll Girls” and “I Can’t Go Anywhere with You” sound like Chuck Berry is jamming with Buddy Holly. While songs like “Nite Owls” and “Don’t Travel Through the Night Alone” give a nod to the Factory sound from the UK. The throwback sound of the lone instrumental track “The Phantom Lover of New Rochelle” would make Dick Dale ride and Link Wray rumble. With Nite Owls, McPherson takes inspiration from multiple genres of the past and combines them together to evolve a sound that is all his own.  

Bad Cameo [Indie Exclusive Royal Magenta LP]
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Esteemed Hip-Hop Artist, Lil Yachty Teams Up With James Blake To Release Their First Collaborative Alternative Album Titled Bad Cameo Featuring A Limited Edition 10-Track vinyl.  

Finger Pickin Good [ThinkIndie Exclusive Finger Lickin Green]
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ThinkIndie Exclusive - Guitar master Dennis Coffey’s first LP for Westbound records was released in 1975. It remains a tour de force in funky guitar mastery unlike anything else. While Coffey’s guitar fireworks remain squarely at the center of Finger Lickin Good, some of the more psychedelic elements of his earlier work fall away and are replaced by a slicker, more produced sound. This new style clearly lays the groundwork for Coffey’s transition, as the 70s progress, into a more commercial, disco-oriented sound on his own recordings as well as on his writing and production work for other artists such as CJ and Co. This long overdue reissue, retitled Finger Pickin Good, was remastered by Dave Gardner and includes a previously unissued bonus track.  

A Day With Art Blakey 1961 [RSD Essential Indie Exclusive Metallic Silver ]
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Indie Exclusive - "A Day with Art Blakey 1961" by Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers is a quintessential example of hard bop jazz from the early 1960s. Led by Blakey's dynamic drumming, the album features a stellar lineup including Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton, and Jymie Merritt. Enjoy this classic jazz double album, now pressed on heavyweight metallic silver vinyl.  

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Music Releases 10-11-24
SUPERCHARGED [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Marble Blue LP]
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Following up on the global success of their album “Let The Bad Times Roll,” legendary So-Cal punk group The Offspring release their 11th album SUPERCHARGED. Produced by Bob Rock, the record continues the band's legacy with some of their best songwriting to date and unmatched musical energy.  

No Obligation [Indie Exclusive Translucent Pink LP]
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Here comes No Obligation, the second full-length release from The Linda Lindas further advances their unironic, joyful, and exciting trajectory of mashing up L.A. punk with alt-rock, garage rock, power pop, new wave, rock en español. No Obligation was written and recorded by the band during spring breaks, winter breaks, and long weekends (Lucia and Eloise are still in high school, Mila just finished middle school, and Bela is patiently waiting for them to get done with it already) and was produced by Carlos de la Garza (Paramore, Best Coast, Bleached). Known for their incredible musicianship and live performances, the band who has shared stages with and opened for Paramore, Japanese Breakfast, Jawbreaker, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, are about to embark on a massive two-month tour across America with Green Day. Look for headlining shows at small clubs in between-including a sold-out gig at the famously DIY Gilman Street in Berkeley. The new album, No Obligation, is out on October 11. No obligations. No expectations. No limits for The Linda Lindas.  

Two Way Monologue (20th Anniversary Edition) [White 2 LP]
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This 20th Anniversary Edition of Sondre Lerche’s classic album features 4 never-before-heard bonus tracks and is the first re-pressing of this album in over a decade. 2 LP set on white vinyl in gatefold jacket. Limited Edition.

 

Great American Bar Scene
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Music Releases 10-18-24
Heavy Lifting [Indie Exclusive Arctic Pearl Color LP]
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‘Heavy Lifting’ is the new studio album by Detroit’s punk rock pioneers, MC5. Led by MC5 founding member Wayne Kramer and produced by the iconic Bob Ezrin, ‘Heavy Lifting’ signifies a momentous occasion – the release of new MC5 music, a staggering 53 years since their last album in 1971. The music community recently mourned the loss of MC5 founding member Wayne Kramer and Dennis 'Machine Gun' Thompson, the last members of the original MC5 lineup, accompanied by messages of love from the world’s greatest rock stars. MC5's enduring influence and cultural significance are solidified by their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2024. ‘Heavy Lifting’ features an all-star lineup of guest musicians including Slash, Tom Morello, William DuVall (Alice in Chains), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), and many more. Format Bonus CD & LP: Disc 2 / LP 2 contains previously unreleased live recordings from the MC50 tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of ‘Kick Out The Jams’.
 

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving [RSD Essentials Indie Exclusive Purple Jelly Bean LP]
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Indie Exclusive - Vince Guaraldi’s score for “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" came out for the first time ever for the special’s 50thanniversary and charted as a top Jazz, soundtrack and children’s album upon its release, selling out all available copies. The complete soundtrack to the celebrated animated holiday television special, written and created by Charles Schulz, directed by Bill Melendez and Phil Roman and produced by Melendez and Lee Mendelson, includes the long-awaited release of many of Guaraldi’s classic compositions and performances along with never-before-heard bonus material.

Newly re-discovered in LMFP’s vaults, the original recording sessions for Vince Guaraldi's beloved soundtrack have been remixed and remastered for audiophiles and Peanuts® fans everywhere. The album includes many previously unreleased tracks, several never heard since the Vince Guaraldi Quintet laid them down for the recording session in 1973. All the songs were remastered from the original 2" 16 track source tapes.

This soundtrack from the 1973 holiday classic includes Guaraldi hits from the original sources like the funky brass filled "Linus and Lucy," "Thanksgiving Theme," and the soulful "Little Birdie." You will hear timbres from instruments that were previously buried in the show mix. Furthermore, there are bonus tracks for "Thanksgiving Interlude" demonstrating how Guaraldi crafted his score for the special; an additional keyboard on "Linus and Lucy;" and Guaraldi whistling the melody for "Is It James or Charlie?"

Beyond the composer's piano playing, the quintet is made up of Mike Clark on drums; Seward McCain (longest touring bassist with Guaraldi - holding down the electric bass at Guaraldi's request); Tom Harrell on trumpet to class up the album; and Chuck Bennett on Trombone. This is some of the funkiest Guaraldi you'll hear as his quintet leaned into the East Bay Sound, a type of funk that Mike Clark helped pioneer in the early ’70s. Guaraldi even lends his bluesy voice to introduce Woodstock with "Little Birdie." The album was remix engineered by Terry Carleton, restored and mastered by Vinson Hudson, and produced by Sean and Jason Mendelson. All versions include liner notes by Sean Mendelson and artwork from the original special. This Indie Exclusive repressing comes in a limited and exclusive Purple Jelly Bean Purple variant.

 

The Epilogue [Bone LP]
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Global superstar Dean Lewis will release his hotly anticipated third studio album, The Epilogue, via Capitol Records. Dean will head off on a global tour to support the album release. The Epilogue Tour will start in Australia in October 2024 and head to the US, UK and EU in 2025. The 12-track album includes his previous singles, “Trust Me Mate” and “Memories” as well as the recently released, “All I Ever Wanted.”  

Blood From Stars [2 LP]
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Rainbow (25th Anniversary) [rainbow colored vinyl]
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MARIAH CAREY / RAINBOW (25th ANNIVERSARY) The 25th anniversary limited edition of Mariah Carey's multi-platinum selling record, Rainbow, has been pressed on picture disc vinyl and includes rare photos from the era. Rainbow is Mariah's seventh studio album, with #1 hits, "Heartbreaker" (ft. Jay-Z), "Thank God I Found You" (ft. Joe & 98 Degrees), the globally successful cover of "Against All Odds" plus more fan favorites. This deluxe album also features several bonus tracks including, 'Rainbow's End,' a brand-new recording.  

Wah!!! [Strawberry Pink]
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Chinese American Bear is a C-pop duo, currently based in Seattle, who create eclectic bilingual (English/Chinese) ear candy. Composed of married couple Bryce Barsten and Anne Tong, the pair make music that blends Chinese mando-pop and the Western indie pop canon, writing songs that flit between English and Mandarin, capturing a spirit of cross-cultural joy and longing, that is often poignant while never losing its sense of fun. They’ve been described as if The Flaming Lips, Dusty Springfield, and The Beach Boys had a baby with Care Bear. The album is full of comedy, groove, quirk, and cuteness with melodically rich instrumentation, bits of psychedelia, doses of funk, and a lot of lyrics about filling up your belly with food. The duo explain: “Wah!!! isn’t really about anything in particular. We like that. We like to write what  

Extreme Conditions [RSD Essential Half Orange & Half White LP]
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RSD Essential 067 - Originally released in 1992, Brutal Truth’s ‘Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses’ was produced by the legendary Colin Richardson and is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential grindcore records of all time. Reissued with ‘Full Dynamic Audio’ this release is a must have for any fan of Grindcore.  

Solange Presents "Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams" [RSD Essential Indie Exclusive Red Vinyl]
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Indie Exclusive - Solange's 2008 critically-lauded album was her second, but the first where she stretched out and showed the vision and creativity that fans have come to expect . This Motown-influenced album debuted #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and features production by Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson, Thievery Corporation, Bilal and others.  

Left To Rot [RSD Essential Indie Exclusive Coffee Grind Splatter]
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"Indie Exclusive - Ferocious Grindcore in the grand tradition of early Earache releases like Napalm Death, Brutal Truth & Terrorizer with a modern twist. 34 tracks of bone-shattering vibrations from Singapore’s finest underground export. Wild, Feral and downright unhinged Grindcore. A compilation of EPs and rarities, this is the first time many of these tracks are available on vinyl and a must have for any fan. Wormrot are the first band from Singapore to play the world famous Glastonbury Festival (Featured live on BBC TV). Touring the world and playing major festivals to this day. Just completed European tour with Napalm Death and will return to Europe for more festival dates this summer including Hellfest."  

Earth Creature [ThinkIndie Exclusive Red-Hot Red Vinyl]
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ThinkIndie Exclusive - "Earth Creature" by Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady is a funk and soul masterpiece that pulsates with infectious energy and undeniable groove. Released in 1977, this album is a vibrant celebration of the Earth's natural beauty and the joy of being alive. Led by the charismatic Boobie Knight, the band delivers a dynamic blend of funky rhythms, soulful vocals, and catchy hooks that captivate listeners from start to finish. From the title track's feel-good anthem to the humorous yet funky "Monster" and "Freakenstein," each song on the album exudes a distinct charm and vitality that has earned it a cherished place in the hearts of funk and soul enthusiasts. "Earth Creature" is a timeless gem that continues to captivate audiences with its irresistible charm and infectious grooves. Tracks on the album have famously been sampled by Outkast, 50 Cent, and N.W.A., among others. This long overdue reissue from Org Music was remastered by Dave Gardner and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing.  

Fate & Alcohol [Indie Exclusive Crystal Clear LP]
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After seven years, Japandroids have returned with Fate and Alcohol, their fourth and final full-length. Written in part while the Vancouver duo-guitarist-vocalist Brian King and drummer-vocalist David Prowse-were touring behind their 2017 ANTI- debut, Near to the Wild Heart of Life, the album is at once a return to form and a thrilling step forward, testament to the sort of chemistry that they've honed over the course of 18 years and hundreds of shows side-by-side. Their aim was simply to write songs that they'd enjoy playing live, without sacrificing any of the nuance or ambition that marked their previous effort. Nowhere on this record is that more deeply felt than lead single "Chicago," a song whose sheer momentum feels inevitable and true-from the inherent romance of it's opening chords to the series of snare-led explosions that see it through. Like the rest of Fate and Alcohol, it was recorded in Vancouver with longtime collaborator Jesse Gander, who also engineered 2009's Post-Nothing and 2012's Celebration Rock. "The very first demo we have of "Chicago" was recorded in our jam space on February 4th, 2020," King says, "and if you listen to that, it just sounds like a rough version of what you hear on the record. But it's all there. That, in some ways, is the most ideal circumstance for a band like us: just having something that really rips in your jam space, something that feels good, something that you're excited about."  

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Music Releases 10-25-24
Dark Side Of The Brain [2 LP]
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Guitarist Jason Hook is storming out of the gates with his new band FLAT BLACK. The former Five Finger Death Punch guitarist has recruited a trio of young and talented turks and are ready to release their debut album. The album, produced by Hook, was recorded at the Hideout Studios as well as his home studio, both in Las Vegas. Despite having reached a commercial summit with his prior band, thanks to multiple platinum certifications, sold-out arena shows, and a string of No. 1 singles, Hook remains as hungry for musical blood and thunder as the day he first picked up a guitar at the age of 6.  

Monk's Music [Mono Version] (Original Jazz Classics series) [LP]
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Monk’s Music is a 1957 album by legendary jazz pianist Thelonious Monk and his Septet. Reading like a who’s who of jazz, the album features players including John Coltrane (tenor sax), Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Art Blakey (drums) and Ray Copeland (trumpet). This new edition of the album is released as part of the Original Jazz Classics Series and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI with all-analog mastering from the original tapes at Cohearent Audio and presented in a Tip-On Jacket.  

Duets - 30th Anniversary [LP]
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Marking his 30th anniversary, beloved tenor Andrea Bocelli, the most celebrated classical singer in modern history, celebrates his iconic career with ‘Duets – 30th Anniversary.’ This new career-spanning collection features 12 songs with Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion, Matteo Bocelli, Jennifer Lopez, Georgio, alongside brand-new superstar collaborations such as Chris Stapleton, Marc Anthony and KAROL G.  

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Music Releases 11-08-24
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