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New Release Round-Up 04-16-21

Greta Van Fleet - The Battle At Garden's Gate

Greta Van Fleet - The Battle At Garden's Gate - Republic
After three years, one-million concert tickets sold across five continents, four consecutive #1 singles, a GRAMMY Award, and performances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Saturday Night Live, Greta Van Fleet is hurtling into the future with its second album, The Battle At Garden's Gate on Lava/Republic Records. Indie Exclusive on white vinyl.


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Tom Petty - Finding Wildflowers: Alternate Versions

Tom Petty - Finding Wildflowers: Alternate Versions - Republic
Finding Wildflowers: Alternate Versions—the latest offering of Tom Petty music, curated with help from his loving family, bandmates and collaborators—released via Warner Records. The tracks, which were previously released on the limited-edition Super Deluxe 9-LP version of 2020’s Wildflowers & All The Rest, will now be available on limited edition gold vinyl for indie retail, and CD.  A black vinyl release will follow on May 7. Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions) features 16 studio recordings of alternate takes, long cuts and jam versions of Wildflowers songs as Tom, band members and co-producer Rick Rubin worked to finalize the album in 1994. The release offers fans further deep access into the writing and recording of Wildflowers, as well as realizing the full vision of the project as Tom had always intended. The collection was produced by Tom’s longtime engineer and co-producer Ryan Ulyate who listened to 245 reels of 24-track tape, revealing Tom and his collaborators’ evolutionary process, and finding the group willing to do whatever it took to discover the essence and magic in the material.


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Eric Church - Heart & Soul

Eric Church - Heart & Soul - EMI Nashville
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church confirmed that new music is on the horizon: "I have [new] albums coming out in April. They came out of my 28 days in the mountains of North Carolina, where the songs were recorded and written. The collection is entitled Heart & Soul."


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Imelda May - 11 Past The Hour

Imelda May - 11 Past The Hour - Decca
The goal of the album is to show Imelda May returning to her most honest self. Truthful beauty, feminine intuition. Intelligence. Visually, we should be showing a soft sense of warm spirited grittiness. Intimate. At home. Behind the curtain Imelda's radiant smile and illuminating laughter. A nod to her roots. Irish Heritage & inherent connection to storytelling. Imelda's words as a lyricist/poet/writer & overall thread to her Irish roots as a storyteller is a key thread within the campaign.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Deftones - White Pony: 20th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Super Deluxe]
Cannibal Corpse - Violence Unimagined [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White w/ Olive Green Melt LP]
The Living - 1982 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Canary Yellow LP]
The Offspring - Let The Bad Times Roll [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Crush LP]
The Network - Money Money 2020 Pt II: We Told Ya So!
Lucinda Williams - Runnin' Down A Dream: A Tribute To Tom Petty
Midland - The Sonic Ranch [Limited Edition]
Norah Jones - ‘Til We Meet Again (Live)
Fitz - Head Up High
Havok - Point Of No Return EP
Garage A Trois - Calm Down Cologne
The Armed - Ultrapop [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Tan LP]
Amigo the Devil - Born Against
Escape The Fate - Chemical Warfare
Liquid Tension Experiment - LTE3 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Orange 3LP]


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UPCOMING RELEASES

John Lennon - John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band The Ultimate Mixes

John Lennon - John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band The Ultimate Mixes - Capitol
Completely remixed from original multitracks, overseen by producer Yoko Ono Lennon, featuring Ringo Starr, Klaus Voormann, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston & Phil Spector. Ultimate Mixes, Outtakes, Elements, Raw Studio, Evolution, Demos, Jams & Yoko Live Sessions. 2 Blu-Ray Audio Discs: 159 new mixes, 11+ hrs, HiRes 192/24: Stereo, 5.1 Surround & Dolby Atmos. 6 CDs: 102 new mixes, 6+ hrs. 132-page hardback book with rare photos, memorabilia & extensive notes. Poster & 2 postcards.


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Peter Frampton Band - Frampton Forgets The Words

Peter Frampton Band - Frampton Forgets The Words - UMe
On the heels of his recently released New York Times Best Selling memoir, the rock n' roll legend and Grammy winning artist Peter Frampton turns his focus back to music with his new studio album Frampton Forgets The Words. With his 1954 Les Paul Phenix, Frampton brings virtuosic guitar playing to 10 instrumental interpretations of his favorite songs including "Isn't It A Pity" by George Harrison, "Reckoner" by Radiohead, and more. 


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Eric Church - Heart & Soul

Eric Church - Heart & Soul - EMI Nashville
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Eric Church confirmed that new music is on the horizon: "I have [new] albums coming out in April. They came out of my 28 days in the mountains of North Carolina, where the songs were recorded and written. The collection is entitled Heart & Soul."


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The Who - The Who Sell Out: Deluxe Edition

The Who - The Who Sell Out: Deluxe Edition - Geffen Records
The goal of the album is to show Imelda May returning to her most honest self. Truthful beauty, feminine intuition. Intelligence. Visually, we should be showing a soft sense of warm spirited grittiness. Intimate. At home. Behind the curtain Imelda's radiant smile and illuminating laughter. A nod to her roots. Irish Heritage & inherent connection to storytelling. Imelda's words as a lyricist/poet/writer & overall thread to her Irish roots as a storyteller is a key thread within the campaign.


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New Release Round-Up 04-09-21

Silver Synthetic - Silver Synthetic

Silver Synthetic - Silver Synthetic - Third Man Records
In the midst of the thick New Orleans summer of 2017, Chris Lyons of garage punks Bottomfeeders found himself sitting on a small batch of songs that didn’t quite fit the fuzzed-out pileups of that band. The new songs were more chiming, driving but relaxed, full of little corners begging to be filled with classic pop harmonies and wayward country licks. He called in his trusted confidants: Bottomfeeders drummer and longtime musical partner Lucas Bogner—the two started playing music together at the tender age of 15—plus bassist Pete Campanelli, and Kunal Prakash (Jeff the Brotherhood) dug the songs and signed on, and the quartet started playing in earnest, hunkering down in the practice space.  By the time the band played its first gig in late 2018 at the opening of Nola’s ManRay Records, the songs had multiplied and the members of the newly christened Silver Synthetic had become genuine rock & roll craftsmen. In a world that doesn’t seem capable of swaying, Silver Synthetic’s self-titled debut shakes and boogies. It makes sense that the band’s first gig was in a record shop ‘cause folks, this is record nerd-core in a major way, evocative of the LP's first golden era, as the late sixties oozed into the strange 1970s, with the requisite T-Rex stomps, Britfolk twists and turns, and dueling Verlaine/Lloyd guitars. It’s about warmth, and you can practically smell the gently glowing amp tubes on “In the Beginning,” which wafts along on a gust borrowed from Lou Reed’s beatific Coney Island Baby breeziness. With “Chasm Killer,” the boys lean into jammy heartland rock, almost approaching Silver Bullet Band territory at one point! Even when the band kicks into charging lean rock-n-roller, like on the Kinksy “Around the Bend,” there’s a laid-backness that allows more room for the spirit.  You could call Silver Synthetic rock & roll formalists, but the truth is they're more like minimalists, stripping away tired clutter and unnecessary bloat and just zooming in on the essential.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE - Entertainment Death [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Maroon, Deep Purple and Coke Bottle Clear Marbled LP]  Video Available

Taylor Swift - Fearless: Taylor's Version [2 CD]
Parker Millsap - Be Here Instead
Rhiannon Giddens - They're Calling Me Home
Cheap Trick - In Another World
The Orb - Abolition Of The Royal Familia - Guillotine Mixes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Double Blue LP]
The Pink Stones - Introducing...the Pink Stones
Luke Bryan - Born Here Live Here Die Here: Deluxe
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Dance Songs For Hard Times
Nick Waterhouse - Promenade Blue
Ariana Grande - Positions [Coke Bottle Clear LP]
BROCKHAMPTON - ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE
Briston Maroney - Sunflower [Translucent Blue-Green LP]
The Blips - The Blips
Bill MacKay and Nathan Bowles Keys - Keys
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac Live: Super Deluxe Edition [2LP/3CD/7in]
Various Artists - Wilcovered [Red 2LP]
Pony - Tv Baby
Show Me the Body - Survive EP [10in Vinyl]


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New Release Round-Up 04-02-21

Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 2 (The Cowboy Arms Sessions)

Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 2 (The Cowboy Arms Sessions) - High Top Mountain
After the surprise release of the Cuttin' Grass (Vol. 1): Butcher Shoppe Sessions album—which Uproxx called “the most sublime and delightful music he’s yet made on record”— Sturgill Simpson returns with the next installment of his bluegrass series, Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 2 (The Cowboy Arms Sessions). The genre-defying singer/songwriter reconvened an A-Team of acoustic players (now dubbed "The Hillbilly Avengers") for another round of reinterpretations of his catalogue, this time largely focusing on 2016's A Sailor's Guide to Earth, which won the Grammy for Country Album of the Year and was nominated for Album of the Year. This volume also includes "Jesus Boogie," originally performed by Simpson's first band, Sunday Valley, and two previously unreleased songs, "Tennessee" and "Hobo Cartoon," the latter of which was co-written with the incomparable Merle Haggard—who once said that Simpson was "about the only thing I've heard that was worth listening to in a long time."


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Arab Strap - As Days Get Dark [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear & Black LP]  Video Available

Demi Lovato - Dancing With The Devil...The Art Of Starting Over
Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & the London Symphony Orchestra - Promises
The Fratellis - Half Drunk Under A Full Moon
Flux Pavilion - .Wav
Haunted Shed - Faltering Light
Hey, King! - Hey, King!
Flock Of Dimes - Head Of Roses
Shakey Graves - Roll The Bones X
Charlotte Lawrence - Charlotte EP
Brasstracks - Golden Ticket [Deluxe 2LP]
Daniel Lanois - Heavy Sun
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Teenage Gizzard [Limited Edition Pink Splatter on Transparent Yellow LP]




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New Release Round-Up 03-26-21

The Antlers - Green To Gold

The Antlers - Green To Gold - Anti
Green To Gold is the much-anticipated new album from New York based, Indie/Folk band, The Antlers. Perhaps what distinguishes Green to Gold from the rest of The Antlers’ canon is its, well, sunniness. Conceived and written almost entirely in the morning hours, Green to Gold is the band’s first new music in nearly seven years, and easily their most luminous to date. ”I think this is the first album I’ve made that has no eeriness in it,” singer and primary songwriter Peter Silberman asserts. “I set out to make Sunday morning music.”  The brighter outlook emerged, paradoxically, after a succession of ominous events. In 2015, Silberman suffered with an auditory condition that made touring near impossible and he retreated to the quiet of Upstate New York to heal. His return in 2017 with a solo album was short lived when he was diagnosed with lesions on his vocal chords, which required surgery and again a quiet rest and recovery period. Silberman explains. “I took these health obstacles as a sign that I should change course for a little while. I hadn’t made a full stop like that since The Antlers began.” But he still felt the strong pull to spend time and work with longtime drummer Michael Lerner, and frequently invited him up to visit the idyllic hamlet he now called home. The two friends’ days typically involved long walks in the woods, but routinely ended up in Silberman’s converted-garage studio. “I would record him playing drums in the studio while he listened to old soul and R&B songs in headphones... and those drum recordings ultimately served as starting points for the songs that followed. At the time, we were merely attempting to make music together again, without really knowing how to approach it, or to what end.” “I think the shift in tone is the result of getting older. It doesn’t make sense for me to try to tap into the same energy that I did ten or fifteen years ago, because I continue to grow as a person, as I’m sure our audience does too. Green to Gold is about this idea of gradual change,” he sums up. “People changing over time, struggling to accept change in those they love, and struggling to change themselves. And yet despite all our difficulty with this, nature somehow makes it look easy.”


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Sara Watkins - Under The Pepper Tree

Sara Watkins - Under The Pepper Tree - New West Records
For two decades, Sara Watkins has been one of the most visible artists in roots music, with her catalog ranging from solo albums and Watkins Family Hour, a duo with her brother Sean Watkins, to her Grammy-winning bands Nickel Creek and I’m With Her. With the nostalgic and gentle new album Under The Pepper Tree, Sara Watkins offers a comforting record for those moments as daily rhythms fade into nightly rituals – and when a child’s imagination comes to life. Made with families in mind, the personal project encompasses songs she embraced as a child herself, as well as the musical friendships she’s made along the way. Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Tyler Chester, Under the Pepper Tree brings storytelling, solace, and encouragement to the listener, no matter the age.


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The Dust Coda - Mojo Skyline

The Dust Coda - Mojo Skyline - Earache Records
Championed by Sir Elton John on Apple Music Beats 1. From the label that is pioneering the new wave of 21 st century Rock N Roll artists. Following in the footsteps of bands like Rival Sons, The Temperance Movement, Blackberry Smoke, Massive Wagons & Those Damn Crows. Developed a fearsome live reputation with relentless touring up and down the UK. Played festivals such as Ramblin' Man Fair, Planet Rockstock & Winter's End. Chosen for the support slots with the likes of Black Stone Cherry * The Dead Daisies Huge support from major UK Rock media such as Classic Rock Magazine and Planet Rock Radio (1.2 million listeners per week)


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3 Doors Down - The Better Life: 20th Anniversary

3 Doors Down - The Better Life: 20th Anniversary - Republic
Anniversary edition of the debut album from 3 Doors Down. The first disc is the album featuring the smash hit "Kryptonite" plus four bonus tracks: The Better Life (XX Mix), Kryptonite (2000 Acoustic), Be Like That (2000 Acoustic) & Wasted Me (Studio Version). Disc two is The Escatapwa Sessions of early home demo recordings, including the never-released "Dead Love" & "Man in My Mind". 2 CD.


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Carrie Underwood - My Savior

Carrie Underwood - My Savior - Capitol Nashville
Carrie Underwood will be releasing her first ever Inspirational album on March 26th entitled My Savior. Available on Double White Vinyl on April 30th.


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SYML - You Knew It Was Me EP

SYML - You Knew It Was Me EP - Nettwerk Records
With a keen grasp on textural and emotive songwriting, SYML aka Brian Fennell wrote this EP choosing to paint in piano rather than using lyrics to describe his feelings. Says Fennell, "Words can be limiting, especially when the writer isn’t speaking a language you understand. I wanted to make a piece of wordless music that still tells a story."


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK


Joe Strummer - Assembly [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2LP]
Dua Lipa - Future Nostalgia: The Moonlight Edition
Neil Young - Young Shakespeare
Ariana Grande - Positions
Evanescence - The Bitter Truth
Tune-Yards - Sketchy. [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
AJR - Ok Orchestra
Justin Bieber - Anyone / Holy [12in Single]
Loney, Dear - A Lantern And A Bell
Xiu Xiu - Oh No
Tomahawk - Tonic Immobility [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Green LP]
The Horrors - Lout [Limited Edition Blood Red 7in Single]
SG Lewis - Times
The Mountain Goats - Songs for Pierre Chuvin [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Pink & White Swirl LP]
Ben Howard - Collections From The Whiteout [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
Death From Above 1979 - Is 4 Lovers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
World Party - Bang!
Suzi Quatro - The Devil In Me
Karol G - KG0516
Lamb Of God - Lamb of God: Live In Richmond, VA


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Neil Young Treasure Trove

The Times   Way Down In The Rust Bucket  Archives Vol.2 

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JB's best of 2020



To call 2020 an odd year would certainly be an understatement. A stressful election, the sad state of race relations and a global pandemic have put most of us in a sour mood to say the least. Many of us have turned to recorded music as a coping mechanism, or for hope, or as an escape from harsh reality. I happen to be a fan of physical media (and work at a record store so definitely biased!) and am glad more people are buying records. It supports the artist, your local record store and a bunch of people in between. And you become the proud owner of a physical manifestation of recorded music that can be enjoyed over a lifetime.

Here are ten records from the year that have help me contextualize the news and bring joy to my daily existence. Compared with previous year’s lists, the ones I connected with are a little darker, more emotional and with one exception (Sufjan’s Ascension) not very poppy. I love a good beat and a hooky chorus but for as much as I was looking forward to a new Tame Impala, it rarely made it to the turntable. These ten though were on high rotation…


10. Bill Callahan – Gold Record

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I’m a longtime fan so this is no surprise. His song “Ex-Con” from 1997’s Smog – Red Apple Falls served as inspiration for my current band’s name. Gold Record may not be his finest work but there are clearly moments of brilliance. There are a few turds in there too though.


9. Jeff Parker – Suite For Max Brown

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Jazz guitarist most known for his role in post-rock titans Tortoise, Parker has and is continuing to create significant music, releasing material with Makaya McCraven, clipping, Andrew Bird and Rob Mazurek all in 2020! As well as his own fantastic record that exists in its own stylistic space; Parker’s curiosity allows him to create satisfying modern music built upon the rich vocabulary of jazz guitar.


8. Sufjan Stevens – Ascension

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Sufjan has had many high points in his career: 2004’s banjo heavy folk on Seven Swans; 2005’s wide screen progressive pop on Illinois; 2006’s perennial holiday bangers on Songs for Christmas; 2010’s sound collage extravaganza The Age of Adz, and the 2015 tender hearted, personal confessions Carrie & Lowell which scaled back the sonic pyrotechnics in lieu of relatively simple acoustics (kinda like his For Emma, Forever Ago except coming later in his catalog). All the way and until now he’s been working with other artists and releasing his own more experimental (electronic, symphonic, new age, piano scores for dance!) projects and Ascension aims to be yet another high point. Time will tell. It’s certainly a large statement with 15 tracks and a 1 hour 21 minute running time (side C gets a little long in the tooth…) overall he is successful in dialing in his grandiose musical constructs to leaner arrangements and messaging that really stick. His lyrical inspiration has moved from historical, to personal, to now on this one, systemic themes in modern America (what’s not to talk about?!) These might be the only hot jams of 2020 that actually matter.


7. Moses Sumney – Grae

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As I’m typing this, I’m wondering why it’s not number one on my list?!? (really, from here on out, it’s a 7-way tie for first place). Part of the attraction for me is the mysterious nature of his art. I hear some of his influences (his vocal style is unique but I could imagine an updated Marvin Gaye’s falsetto) but his guitar work which I think is how he writes and arranges (even if it doesn’t appear in the final mix) employs chord melodies and voicings from a pallet I’m not yet familiar. Ultimately, his songs seem to be liberated expressions and beautiful to behold. Fun fact: he lives just up the road in Asheville!


6. Dirty Projectors – 5 EPs

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Out of all the artist on this list, Dirty Projectors are the music I crave. It’s modern, it’s creative, it’s progressive, the vocals are like candy, the concepts are heady but not essential for listening. I crave potato chips too. Just because I want more of this in my ear hole doesn’t necessarily mean it’s any good or that I should welcome it into the tender parts of my psyche. I’m not implying that their music will enflame your colon, only that I usually I reach outside my comfort zone for new music and am often rewarded for doing so. But with these guys it’s like pass me the Kettle Chips.


5. Rob Mazurek & Exploding Star Orchestra – Dimensional Stardust

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YES! There’s a bunch of modern jazz recordings that I truly cherish, like Eric Dolphy’s Out To Lunch, Sun Ra’s Visits Planet Earth, Anthony Braxton’s New York, Fall 1974. Let’s be clear Mazurek is and has always been looking forward and making new music but he’s building upon the rich legacy of creative American black music. That’s a Herculean task to do well but I’m telling you Dimensional Stardust is the work of a jazz hero.


4. Adrianna Lenker – Songs / Instrumentals 

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I admit I was late to the party with Big Thief. I heard a few tracks and wrote them off as just another Saddle Creek band. But the two records they released last year just whapped me over the head. They are the best rock band playing today! Except no rock bands are playing today. In 2020, they should have been on tour supporting these two fantastic albums but Covid 19 shut that all down. Lenker, their singer, retreated to a remote cabin in Massachusetts to track these 11 songs with only acoustic guitar and vocals plus 35 additional minutes of instrumental improvisation. The result is simply stunning. Lenker attended a prestigious music school which kinda explains her high level of her playing, but between us, I’ve heard lots of music school grads… She has used those skills to express something true and beautiful: a portrait of a human existence seeking perspective and harmony.


3. Destroyer – Have We Met

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We often think of a “singer songwriter” as somebody that strums chords and sings a melody, but with Bejar, his process of writing lyrics then hearing them come out of his own mouth is only part of the process; the rewriting to get the phrasing dialed in can’t be understated. I think this can be said of Dylan or any great “singer-songwriter” but this fluidity allows for further development, blurring the role of writer and performer. If his ultimate goal is to make a great record, my guess is he’s willing to sacrifice original concepts if it leads to something greater. Part of my curiosity about his process is that his use of language since 2011’s Kaputt has become so abstract; surely he realizes that listeners have their own personal interpretation of his lyrics and I expect that’s part of the fun.

2. Run The Jewels – RTJ4

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Killer Mike and El P are back doing what they do: dropping critical beats and brutally honest lyrics. They’re upset. They don’t like what they see. And finally in 2020 after the killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed, mainstream America is starting to scratch it’s collective head and realize that this is not ok. RTJ4 is not a mantra but both Mike and El-P are on the front line speaking truth to power. They are quick to point out injustice in their lyrics and the fact that RTJ is a mixed race duo, creative partners as well as great friends, they offer us a working model of hope.


1. Torres – Silver Tongue

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Like I said earlier, I could have put just about any of these records in the “top spot” but I choose Torres. Yes, 2020 was about politics, race, the pandemic and the struggle of living in a divided tribal country that can’t fix problems because our collective hearts are full of greed and hate. But even in this tsunami of a shit storm, we must not forget that we are walking this earth for brief time and what we all want/need is love. People loving people. The heartbreak and longing that Torres describe is even more powerful than the strongman rhetoric that leads us to this point, seeking to divide us for their own benefit. Maybe Torres’ Silver Tongue can soften a sea of hard hearts and remind us that we all hurt. Why not love?! Sounds like an updated Kate Bush, masterfully melding lyrics and melody. See Gracious Day for case in point.

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Live From Austin LPs

Missing live music?!? So are we. That's why we are stoked for these live sets on vinyl. Austin City Limits have captured amazing performances and the sound is fantastic! These are great stocking stuffers for live music fans on your list* Get the Truckers here. Get Widespread here.

*must have wide calves

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Sufjan Stevens Ascension has landed

Sufjan has delivered his sleeper, synth pop masterpiece and we are all about it if you haven't noticed. Kinda like Carrie & Lowell but looking out instead of within. And with vintage drum machines! We still have some of the limited clear vinyl. Get yours here!

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ooh la la, it's RTJ4!!!

Killer Mike and El-P are back! RTJ4 might be the soundtrack to 2020. Yankee and the Brave! We still got some of the indie-exclusive vinyl, get it here! 

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even more wildflowers!

Deluxe reissue of Petty's 1994 Wildflowers, including all 25 songs from the sessions with Rick Rubin. Yes, it's essential and lucky for you we've still got a few copies! Get yours here.

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RSD Drops titles at Horizon Records

We just couldn't help ourselves... Yes, we are not promoting the usual RSD events that draw the big crowds during the pandemic but we couldn't pass up the oppertunity to stock some of of the exclusive titles that appeal to our diserning Horizon shoppers. Click here to see what titles we have available right now!

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50 records from 50 years ago - albums from 1970

The year was 1970. America was going throw some stuff and the music was fantastic. 

click here to timewarp back to 1970

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indie exclusive pressings of rock classics

Coming October 2020, limited indie only pressings of cherished rock records. Shop them in store or you can get them in our webshop by clicking here

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Local Scene

We love some home cookin' You down with the local sound?! Click here then!

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Gene's ambient late moderns

if you are reading this, there's a good chance you know Gene. He's the owner/operator of Horizon Records and he's kind of a geek  about classical in all its many forms, and especially about piano music, things from ECM Records , and lately about what he calls late moderns (ambient, minimalists, and the generally bliss-ed out edges of classical)... I've heard that some days that's the only thing that gets played in the back room. Even Renaissance and Early choral music, omg Poor Luci.

click here for the soundtrack to Horizon's back office

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Horizon Merch - printed at Dapper Ink

Wanna be in with the in crowd? Well, all the cool people are rocking Horizon Records merch even if they are stuck at home... 

click here to shop our t-shirts

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New Releases for May 1

Car Seat Headrest - Making A Door Less Open - Matador Records

Making A Door Less Open, the new album from Car Seat Headrest and the first set of brand-new songs since 2016's Teens Of Denial, is available this week on vinyl and CD featuring distinct tracklists and mixes for each format. Created over the course of four years, Making a Door Less Open is the result of a fruitful 'collaboration' between Car Seat Headrest, led by Will Toledo, and 1 Trait Danger, a CSH electronic side project consisting of drummer Andrew Katz and Toledo's alternative persona, 'Trait.' To realize this, the band recorded the album twice: once live with guitars, drums and bass, and once in a MIDI environment using purely synthesized sounds. During the mixing process, the two approaches were gradually combined using elements of each, with additional overdubs.

Damien Jurado - What's New, Tomboy? - Mama Bird

2020 release from the Seattle-based indie-folk veteran Damien Jurado. What's New, Tomboy? is his third album in three years, following 2018's Secretly Canadian swan song The Horizon Just Laughed and 2019's Mama Bird debut In The Shape Of A Storm.

Chicano Batman - Invisible People - ATO Records

Chicano Batman release their new album, Invisible People, via ATO. The LA-based quartet made up of Eduardo Arenas, Carlos Arévalo, Bardo Martinez and Gabriel Villa, follow-up the critically acclaimed breakthrough Freedom Is Free with their most sonically varied and cohesive album to date. Mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Shawn Everett (Beck, Alabama Shakes) the 12-song set accentuates the group's high-spirited synthesis of Tropicália, west coast psychedelia and late-'60s/early-'70s soul.

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A NOTE ABOUT RECORD STORE DAY 2020

A NOTE ABOUT RECORD STORE DAY 2020

Due to the current circumstances RSD 2020 has once again had to adapt and here is the latest information from Record Store Day:

Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe. In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October.


Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. We don't know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year, so we're focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.

The titles on the RSD 2020 Official List, launched on March 5th, will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th.   The new version of The List, with newly assigned RSD Drops dates will launch on June 1 so check back here for a look at when you'll be able to pick up the titles on your RSD 2020 wishlist at your local record store. 

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A gift for you and me

There's never a bad time to get or give a Horizon Records Gift Certificate. But if you get one now, you are helping us get through a rough patch! 

Click here to buy gift certificates

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New Jazz Reissues

Our love for Jazz is not a secret. We like the old stuff, the new stuff, swing, be-bop, dixieland, modern, big-band, vocal... This graphic shows three new reissues of sessions led by drummers. They're great and we've got em'. 

You'll find these and more in our Jazz Vault by clicking here

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Record Store Day 2020

Good things come to those who wait... click here to see this year's releases

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