Music Releases 05-06-22
- Arcade Fire
WE [Indie Exclusive limited Edition White LP]
The Gods We Can Touch [LP]
- Black Crowes
- The Head And The Heart
Every Shade Of Blue
- Eddie Vedder
Ukulele Songs [LP]
- Sheryl Crow
Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary [2CD]
- Sunflower Bean
Headful Of Sugar [Orange Crush LP]
- Belle And Sebastian
A Bit Of Previous [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
- The Who
My Generation: Half-Speed Master [LP]
- The Who
A Quick One: Half-Speed Master [LP]
My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me
Back From The Dead [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Ruby LP]
- !!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Let It Be Blue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
- The Americans
Stand True [LP]
- Tom Morello
The Atlas Underground Flood [Sky Blue Grape 2LP]
- Simple Plan
Harder Than It Looks
The Last Resort: Greetings From
- Stand Atlantic
F.E.A.R. [Transparent Orange LP]
- Three Days Grace
- Emeli Sande
Let's Say For Instance
- Neil Young
Royce Hall 1971
- Neil Young
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1971
- Neil Young
Citizen Kane Jr. Blues 1974 (Live At Bottom Line)
Music Releases 05-13-22
So Far So Good is the fourth studio album from Grammy award-winning and Billboard Chart topping artist/producer duo The Chainsmokers. The 13-track full-length album was written across Hawaii, Joshua Tree, New York City and LA from 2020 to 2021. It was written and produced by Alex Pall and Drew Taggart with additional contributions from frequent collaborators Emily Warren, Ian Kirkpatrick, and Whethan.
Vinyl: $26.98 Buy
With its latest album, Fortune Favors The Bold, Russell County, Virginia-based 49 Winchesteris ready and roaring to break onto the national scene with its unique brand of tear-in-your-beer alt-country, sticky barroom floor rock-n-roll, and high-octane Appalachian folk.
Fortune Favors The Boldis not only a record that showcases the current state of 49 Winchester, it’s a melodic stake in the ground of how this group is constantly evolving and taking shape, sonically and lyrically. But, it’s also about looking into the rearview mirror with a genuine appreciation for where you came from and what you’re made of. Those salt-of-the-earth traits in your blood and character that define what it actually takes to climb that damn mountain of dreams. At its essence, Fortune Favors The Boldis about going against all odds to bring your art into fruition and into the world - come hell or high water.
Debut Album Solidifies Mallrat's Reputation as a Master of Clever, Timeless Pop
Available On Limited Edition [COLOR] Vinyl + CD Mallrat's prized pop songwriting has become a beacon the music industry eagerly follows, and on her debut album Butterfly Blue, she embodies the spirit of it's titular creature - but without the delicacy that keeps you at a distance. Over a dozen clever and open-hearted tracks, Mallrat - aka Grace Shaw - draws you in close and shows you the world through her wide, hopeful eyes.
Vinyl: $26.98 Buy
A collaboration between Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas) and The Dillinger Escape Plan, this four song EP is a wildly progressive amalgam of musical styles that combines the feral intensity of hardcore, the technical precision of metal, mind-boggling tempo changes and sonic textures usually associated only with experimental electronic music. Irony Is A Dead Scene pushes the limits of speed, composition and complexity. Perhaps the most extraordinary track is a cover of Aphex Twin’s “Come To Daddy” which brilliantly and significantly serves to blur the distinction between “electronic” and “live” music. Reissued on vinyl to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the original release.
TOMORROW X TOGETHER (aka TXT) is back with a brand new release. minisode 2: Thursday’s Child is available in 3 versions: HATE, END & MESS. All versions include a CD, 64-page Photo Book, Lyric Card Set w/Envelope, Stickers (6 pieces), Logo Paper Toy Set, Poster, Post Card (random 1 of 5 of each version), Lenticular Card (random 1 of 5 of each version) and Photo Card (random 1 of 5 of each version). Box dimensions: 150 x 210 x 22 (mm).
Apollo’s long-awaited debut album IVORY brings him to another level in his career. Crossing genre lines as well as language barriers, the full-length showcases even greater musical diversity from the already boundless creator. Despite being at this pivotal moment in his career, Omar feels like he's just getting started. The artist who once called himself “just a kid from Indiana” is breaking new ground, abandoning all comfort zones, and never looking back.
This release marks the first vinyl reissue of the jazz classic by master conguero Mongo Santamaría. First released in 1976, Sofrito combines jazz with Afro-Cuban grooves, funk and soul. From the simmering blues of “Spring Song” to the devastating bass line of “O Mi Shangó” to the rousing groove of the title track, this set exemplifies the heady ambition of ’70s Afro-fusion at its most soulful. This edition features lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
Vinyl: $32.98 PREORDER
Really Really Happy is the album that kicks off the second phase of The Muffs career.” So begins Roy McDonald’s liner notes for the expanded reissue of the band’s fifth album. After eight years and four albums, The Muffs had written, recorded, and toured non-stop. After a break, the group was ready to do it all again, and was approached by friends (and sisters in law) Charlotte Caffey (Go•Go’s) and Anna Waronker (that dog), who had just started their own label – Five Foot Two Records. McDonald, bassist Ronnie Barnett, and singer/guitarist/songwriter Kim Shattuck had a new home, and were ready to do it all again. Really Really Happy arrived in 2004 to rave reviews. Now, nearly two decades later, it returns as an expanded double-CD / Digital release with 22 bonus tracks, including 16 of Kim Shattuck’s original demos for the album. There will also be a very limited edition of the LP available only at indie retail on colored vinyl with a 7” EP containing 6 bonus tracks, with a sleeve hand-stamped by Ronnie.
Communion, the debut album by Sister Ray, is a raw, meticulously-crafted portrait of momentous, ordinary moments; experiences that define your past, and instruct how you move through the world. . The record is anchored by guitar melodies that bear an undercurrent of turmoil, and echoes with the wisdom of hard-won lessons. It’s a break-up album invested in exploring the motivations behind actions, rather than attempting moral judgment. Out May 13 via Royal Mountain Records.
Jesse Mac Cormack's at last beginning to see what his music is all about. His second studio album is piercing as a look, tender as a goodbye'a collection of electronic songs that lift and crash like waves upon a shore. After a recording process that was by turns nourishing and peaceful, lonely and anguished, the gifts of time, distance and therapy have allowed the Montreal songwriter to finally understand everything he wants to say.
"Whatever you go through, you're always going to be alone with what you're living," Mac Cormack says. This was a hard-won lesson. In the deepest depths of the Pandemic, with a relationship in its ending, the musician recalls finally making a decision: to move forward, to change, to really begin to see himself. SOLO is the sound of that transformation, recorded over the course of a year and a half, marked by its hardships but also its relief.
As on Now, Mac Cormack's acclaimed 2019 debut, he plays almost every instrument himself, surrounded by a soundtrack of one. Across 11 rippling tracks, the singer summons a sonic world that's razor-edged and intimate, influenced by the textured electronics of James Blake, Little Dragon, Caribou and SUUNS. Drum machines stutter under blooms of synths; curses float below swirls of loving sound. Mac Cormack has hidden so much discomfort inside an album that's warm and glimmering, like a storm cloud before its strike. Even now, long after the season's passed, there's lightning in the air.
Toronto-based Deanna Petcoff shaped her unique brand of beautiful and confessional indie rock through years of devotion to music, sharing the stage with Molly Burch, Tokyo Police Club, The Nude Party and many more. She excels with heart-on-her-sleeve, emotive lyricism that showcases her strength as a songwriter and vocalist. To Hell With You, I Love You is a reckoning with the loss of a relationship, documenting the aggressive highs and deeply emotional lows that come from falling out of love.
Music Releases 05-20-22
- Harry Styles
Harry’s House [LP]
- Steve Vai
Flex-Able: 36th Anniversary [Clear LP]
- Van Morrison
What's It Gonna Take? [2LP]
- Mavis Staples & Levon Helm
Carry Me Home
- Jo Schornikow
Altar [Clear LP]
- Avi Kaplan
Floating On A Dream [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice LP]
- Frankie and the Witch Fingers
Levitation Sessions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Simulation Splatter LP]
- Porridge Radio
Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky [Forest Green LP]
- Gavin Degraw
Face The River
- Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk
Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk [Deluxe Edition 2LP]
- John Coltrane
My Favorite Things: 60th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [LP]
Viv [Orange & Mint LP]
Inside Out [LP]
- Suicidal Tendencies
Controlled By Hatred/Feel Like Shit...Deja Vu [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Fruit Punch LP]
- Charlie Hickey
Nervous At Night [Opaque Yellow LP]
- Ozzy Osbourne
Black Rain [2LP]
- John Doe
Fables In A Foreign Land [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black With Gold Swirl LP]
- Cave In
Heavy Pendulum [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Gold LP]
- Jovan Milovanovic
Away From You
- Craig Finn
A Legacy of Rentals
- The Verlaines
Live at the Windsor Castle, Auckland, May 1986 [Sky Blue 2LP]
- The Clash
Combat Rock: People's Hall Special Edition [3LP]
- The Clash
Combat Rock [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cassette]