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New Release Round-Up 07-10-20

New Releases

Margo Price - That's How Rumors Get Started - Loma Vista
That's How Rumors Get Started sees Nashville icon and 2019 Best New Artist Grammy nominee Margo Price commit her genre-bending rock-and-roll show to record for the first time, stretching out her emotive twang over sky-high soft-rock, burning psychedelic rock ballads, stomping road songs, and sprinkles of pop. With production from her friend and longtime collaborator Sturgill Simpson, it shows both of them pushing into unexpected directions.

The Jayhawks - XOXO - Sham
Featuring writing and lead vocal contributions from all four members, The Jayhawks’ extraordinary new album, XOXO, is the most diverse and wide-ranging in the group’s storied history. Rather than marking a sonic departure, though, the collection signals a sharpening of focus for the band, an elevation in understanding of who they are and what they do best. In classic Jayhawks fashion, the songs here mix the influence of American roots music with British invasion and jangly power-pop, but there’s a newfound vitality at play, as well, an invigoration of confidence and energy that could only come with the injection of fresh blood. The result is an album that, much like the band’s lush harmonies, brings multiple distinctive voices together into a singular whole, a collection that, ironically enough, finds unity in individuality and identity in reinvention.

DMA's - The Glow - Infectious Music
DMA's are poised to make a major breakthrough with their third album The Glow produced by multiple Grammy winner Stuart Price (The Killers, Everything Everything, New Order) at Westlake Studios in West Hollywood.

 

The Hu - The Gereg: Deluxe Edition

The Hu - The Gereg: Deluxe EditionThe Hu - The Gereg: Deluxe EditionThe Hu - The Gereg: Deluxe Edition - Better Noise Music
Following the success of the 2019 debut release, The Gereg features viral rock hits "Wolf Totem" and "Yuve Yuve Yu", with additional features from Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and Danny Case of From Ashes To New, whose version of "Yuve Yuve Yu" reached top 10 at rock radio. Hailing from Mongolia, The Hu are unlike any other rock band in the world, introducing their new style of music they call "hunnu rock" - from the Mongolian root word for human being, "hu". Since their release, the band has been #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, #1 on the Top New Artist Albums, and Top 5 Globally on Hard Rock Music Album Charts (US, Canada, UK, and more). They have toured the world extensively, with sold out shows in Europe, the UK, and the United States. The deluxe CD includes the full album, as well as 3 acoustic tracks and 3 featured versions.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Earl Sweatshirt - Feet Of Clay
Dance Gavin Dance - Afterburner
Lil Yachty - Lil Boat 3
Rufus Wainwright - Unfollow The Rules
Brothers Osborne - Live At The Ryman
Brett Eldredge - Sunday Drive
Donna Missal - Lighter
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
The Greyhounds - Primates
The Monkees - The Mike & Micky Show Live
The Explorers Club - The Explorers Club
The Explorers Club - To Sing And Be Born Again
Paint - Spiritual Vegas
Jadakiss - Ignatius
Little Steven - Freedom - No Compromise
Kiana Ledé - Kiki
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Co-Starring


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The Smithereens - Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You
Alex Izenberg - Disraeli Woman / I Don't Want You To Hurt Anymore
The Fiery Furnaces - Down At The So And So On Somewhere









 

UPCOMING RELEASES

S. G. Goodman - Old Time Feeling

S. G. Goodman - Old Time FeelingS. G. Goodman - Old Time FeelingS. G. Goodman - Old Time Feeling - Verve Forecast
S. G. Goodman was raised in Western Kentucky on the Mississippi River Delta in a strict church going family of row crop farmers. Her debut solo album, Old Time Feeling, co-produced with fellow Kentuckian Jim James, showcases S.G.'s otherworldly voice, which soars above a sonic blend of gritty guitars, bottomland grooves and plaintive balladry."


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Massive Wagons - House Of Noise

Massive Wagons - House Of NoiseMassive Wagons - House Of NoiseMassive Wagons - House Of Noise - Earache Records
The fifth album from the British rockers. The follow-up to Full Nelson features 12 new tracks. The members of Massive Wagons say: "Times are hard and scary right now. We want to do all we know how to do - that's bring music to people. Everyone needs to look after each other because we are all In It Together. We hope our music sends positive vibes to everyone affected by the situation, and see you on the road when normality is restored."


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New Release Round-Up 07-03-20

Paul Weller - On Sunset

Paul Weller - On SunsetPaul Weller - On SunsetPaul Weller - On Sunset - Verve
Paul Weller’s 15th solo album, On Sunset, is a soul album. At the same time it’s an electronic album, an orchestral album, an album packed with classic pop songs and heart-tugging ballads, and an album filled with touches of experimentalism. It’s also an album that sees Weller taking a rare glance into the rear-view mirror as he speeds into the 2020s.


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Pure X - Pure X - Fire Talk Records
Pure X is the last band, has always been the last band. In 38 minutes, Pure X weave a culmination, all the delays and distortion, the grinding mortar of touring, the low-tide pulling them out from a cult band, to a legacy band, it’s here, understood and forgiven.
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Willie Nelson - First Rose Of Spring - Sony Legacy
A new studio album from the time-defying legend who has won Grammys for his last two albums (2019’s Ride Me Back Home just won Best Solo Country Performance and 2018’s My Way won Best Traditional Pop Album). While his last few albums have focused on facing the reality of mortality and crying or laughing in its face, this one is focused much more on celebrating the now and embracing life, love and friends & family. The album includes new songs written by Willie Nelson and long time producer Buddy Cannon combined with new songs written by Chris Stapleton and Toby Keith plus a handful of classic songs that Willie interprets his way, all performed with an amazing band of Nashville gunslingers.


Stu Larsen - Marigold

Stu Larsen - MarigoldStu Larsen - MarigoldStu Larsen - Marigold - Nettwerk Records
Stu Larsen has no fixed residence...all he owns is a suitcase. You can find him in his native Australia, in Spain, Japan or South America before he picks up and leaves for his next destination. The Queensland, Australia-born singer-songwriter, and narrator packed up his life in a suitcase and has circled the globe on a near twelve-year and five-continent international trip. He has chronicled this journey through his music, including his newest full-length album Marigold.


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Holy Wave - Interloper - Reverberation Appreciation
Holy Wave is a band of multi-instrumentalists from Austin, TX. Originally from El Paso, the band’s sound has evolved into a unique blend of sun baked surf-psychedelia. Holy Wave creates a brand of psych that brings to mind fellow Texans like The 13th Floor Elevators and modern contemporaries like The Black Angels and Night Beats, dyed in carefully constructed noise with an attention to detail echoing the work of influences like My Bloody Valentine and Spectrum.

 


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new for June 26

New Releases


Corb Lund - Agricultural Tragic

Corb Lund - Agricultural TragicCorb Lund - Agricultural TragicCorb Lund - Agricultural Tragic - New West Records
Corb Lund embraces his rich and rustic western heritage with a style that’s unique, honest and resolute, while touching on a range of cowboy themes — from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the sombre realities of running a modern family ranch. As a descendant of many generations of rodeo contestants and ranchers, he sings about a life that he and his ancestors have lived themselves, paired with his quick-witted, wry observations of today’s world. As a result of his heritage and the ten years he spent touring the world with his indie rock band, Corb’s writing resonates emphatically with rural and urban audiences alike. It’s a classic sound with a twist, something of a rarity these days, but one that evokes the spirit of the American West, past and present. Corb Lund’s 11th studio album, Agricultural Tragic, finally puts a name to the genre he’s been embodying all of these years.


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Khruangbin - Mordechai - Dead Oceans
Khruangbin has always been multilingual, weaving far-flung musical languages like East Asian surf-rock, Persian funk, and Jamaican dub into mellifluous harmony. But on its third album, it’s finally speaking out loud. Mordechai features vocals prominently on nearly every song, a first for the mostly instrumental band. It’s a shift that rewards the risk, reorienting Khruangbin’s transportive sound toward a new sense of emotional directness, without losing the spirit of nomadic wandering that’s always defined it. And it all started with them coming home.

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Mothers 1970 [4CD Box Set]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Mothers 1970 [4CD Box Set]Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Mothers 1970 [4CD Box Set]Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Mothers 1970 [4CD Box Set] - Zappa Records
Frank Zappa & The Mothers -"The Mothers 1970" - A 4-CD collection commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Mothers with 70 unreleased tracks. Personnel includes Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan (Flo & Eddie), George Duke, Ian Underwood, Jeff Simmons and Aynsley Dunbar. Featuring unheard studio sessions from Trident Studios in London England with engineer Roy Thomas Baker, and historical live performances mostly captured by Zappa's own tape recorder. Clam Shell Box with 4 discs, booklet and a button.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Yung Gravy - Baby Gravy 2
Thad Cockrell - If In Case You Feel The Same
Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?
Country Westerns - Country Westerns
Johnny Cash - The Complete Mercury Albums (1986-1991)
Asking Alexandria - Like A House On Fire
Post Malone - Hollywood's Bleeding [Pink 2LP]
Remo Drive - A Portrait Of An Ugly Man
Elbow - Live At The Ritz - An Acoustic Performance
Eric Clapton & B.B. King - Riding With The King: 20th Anniversary Edition
Ray LaMontagne - Monovision
Luke Schneider - Altar Of Harmony
Will Hoge - Tiny Little Movies
Prof - Powderhorn Suites
Becca Mancari - Greatest Part


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Redd Kross - Red Cross EP
Archers Of Loaf - Talking Over Talk / Cruel Reminder
The Fiery Furnaces - Down At The So And So On Somewhere
Old 97's - Turn Off The Tv
Seether - Dangerous









 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Paul Weller - On Sunset

Paul Weller - On SunsetPaul Weller - On SunsetPaul Weller - On Sunset - Verve
Paul Weller’s 15th solo album, On Sunset, is a soul album. At the same time it’s an electronic album, an orchestral album, an album packed with classic pop songs and heart-tugging ballads, and an album filled with touches of experimentalism. It’s also an album that sees Weller taking a rare glance into the rear-view mirror as he speeds into the 2020s.


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new for 5/22

Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts of West Virginia

Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts of West VirginiaSteve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts of West VirginiaSteve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts of West Virginia - New West Records
Ghosts of West Virginia centers on the Upper Big Branch coal mine explosion that killed twenty-nine men in that state in 2010, making it one of the worst mining disasters in American history. In ten deftly drawn sonic portraits, Steve Earle and his band The Dukes explore the historical role of coal in rural communities. More than merely a question of jobs and income, mining has provided a sense of unity and meaning, patriotic pride and purpose.


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The 1975 - Notes On A Conditional Form - Interscope Records
Notes On A Conditional Form is The 1975's highly anticipated fourth studio album. Available this week (LP coming 6/12), the 22-track epic includes hit singles "People" and "Me & You Together Song". The band worked to use as little plastic as possible in the manufacturing of the product. 

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Chunky Shrapnel - ATO Records
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard release Chunky Shrapnel, a new music documentary film and accompanying double-LP live album. The new album features 13 live performances hand-picked from the band’s 2019 UK and European tour, and includes three new musical scores written by Stu Mackenzie that add a magical touch of an alien melancholy throughout the record. Chunky Shrapnel is an experience geared towards not only recreating the energy of a live concert, but creating something tailored and unique to the King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.

Blake Mills - Mutable Set

Blake Mills - Mutable SetBlake Mills - Mutable SetBlake Mills - Mutable Set - Verve
Los Angeles-based guitarist, composer, and producer Blake Mills releases his new album Mutable Set. Much of the material was co-written with acclaimed singer-songwriter Cass McCombs, and this is Mills' first album of solo music with lyrics since 2014's "Heigh Ho" and second release under New Deal Records / Verve Label Group.


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American Aquarium, Lucinda Williams & Brendan Benson

 

Brendan Benson - Dear Life

Brendan Benson - Dear LifeBrendan Benson - Dear LifeBrendan Benson - Dear Life - Third Man Records
Third Man Records is proud to release the first new LP in almost seven years from Brendan Benson. Benson’s seventh solo album and first full-length release via Third Man, Dear Life is heralded by the rhapsodic first single, “Good To Be Alive.” “’Good To Be Alive’ is kind of weird, to be honest,” Benson says, “But that’s what I’m most excited about. It says a lot about this record, it’s almost got a split personality or something. It’s totally bizarre – I still sit back and listen to it, thinking, that’s so cool! It’s like somebody else played it, it’s not the same old me.” Benson finds himself in an enviable spot as he enters the third decade of a remarkably creative, consistently idiosyncratic career – an accomplished frontman, musician, songwriter, producer, band member, husband, and dad. DEAR LIFE marks this consummate polymath’s most inventive and upbeat work thus far, an 11-track song cycle about life, love, family, fatherhood, and the pure joy of making music. Produced and almost entirely performed by Benson at his own Readymade Studio in Nashville, the album sees the Michigan-born, Nashville-based artist – and co-founder, with Jack White, of The Raconteurs – reveling in a more modernist approach than ever before, fueled by a heady brew of cannabis, hip-hop, and a newly discovered interest in software drum programming. The result is an untapped playfulness that elevates expertly crafted songs like the future funk-fueled opener, “I Can If You Want Me To,” and the ecstatic “Richest Man Alive” with voluble arrangements, elastic grooves, and incandescent power. Imbued with revitalized ambition and confidence, DEAR LIFE is Brendan Benson at his very best.  “There's something about this record,” Benson says. “A friend of mine called it ‘life-affirming.’ I thought it was a joke at first but then realized, well, it’s about life and death for sure. I don’t know if that’s positive or optimistic or whatever, but that's what's going on with me.”

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Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels

Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better AngelsLucinda Williams - Good Souls Better AngelsLucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels - Lucinda Williams
Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams unabashedly takes on some of the human, social and political issues of our day with her boldest and most direct album to date, Good Souls Better Angels. During the course of her celebrated four-decade, pioneering career Williams has never rested on her laurels as she continues to push herself as a songwriter. On Good Souls Better Angels, she has much she needs to get out. On Good Souls Better Angels, Williams changes course and chooses to forgo the personal and narrative-based songcraft that has become synonymous with her name and instead speaks to some of the injustices permeating our society. Williams recorded Good Souls Better Angels backed by her remarkable, long time band, featuring Butch Norton (drums), Stuart Mathis (guitar) and David Sutton (bass). The rock-solid unit propels the music with both fire and finesse. Good Souls Better Angels marks the first time Williams' husband/manager Tom Overby is credited as a co-writer on many of the new songs. The album was co-produced by Williams, Overby and Ray Kennedy, who last worked with Williams on her 1998 landmark album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road.

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UPCOMING RELEASES

American Aquarium - Lamentations

American Aquarium - LamentationsAmerican Aquarium - LamentationsAmerican Aquarium - Lamentations - New West Records
Lamentations is a 10-song rumination on the current state of the world around me. I was raised in the faith and the book of Lamentations was always one that caught my attention. A broken man crying out to the heavens, asking why God sat back and let his country fall apart. Questioning the sheer existence of a higher power in the lowest of times. How could an all loving God sit back and let an entire nation’s cry for help go unanswered? I saw many parallels in that story and the current climate of this country in 2020. There are a large group of people who were promised something in 2016. They are still waiting for those promises to be fulfilled. This is a record about the things that break people. Religion, politics, addiction, love, money, family, history. I believe it is an empathetic look at the other side. A group of stories about losing everything and still finding the will to stand back up and fight for the things that matter the most.  - BJ Barham, American Aquarium


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New for May 8th

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Reunions

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit - ReunionsJason Isbell & The 400 Unit - ReunionsJason Isbell & The 400 Unit - Reunions - Southeastern Records
"As a thank you for all the support over the years, Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit will be opening sales for their new album, Reunions, a week early exclusively for independent record stores. These are strange times we live in and the hope is that getting a jump start on sales of the album will be of some help to you in a time of need. Jason and the band look forward to seeing you again in person when they get back on the road. Hang in there!"  His last album - 2017's The Nashville Sound - a #1 album on the Billboard Folk, Independent, Country and Rock albums charts, also received Best Americana Album at the Grammys, Album Of The Year At The Americana Honors & Awards and was nominated at the CMA Awards for Album Of The Year. Since then, he has collaborated on the soundtrack for A Star Is Born, the debut album by the Highwomen, and Sheryl Crow's latest album Threads. He also released a live album, Live From the Ryman.


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Mark Lanegan - Straight Songs Of Sorrow

Mark Lanegan - Straight Songs Of SorrowMark Lanegan - Straight Songs Of SorrowMark Lanegan - Straight Songs Of Sorrow - Heavenly
When considering any great work of art, be it a painting, a novel, or a piece of music, it's natural to wonder what might have inspired it. Mark Lanegan's 2020 album, Straight Songs Of Sorrow, features guest appearances from Greg Dulli, Warren Ellis, John Paul Jones, Ed Harcourt and more, These 15 songs are inspired his life story, as documented in his new memoir, Sing Backwards And Weep. The book is a brutal, nerve-shredding read, thanks to Lanegan's unsparing candor in recounting a journey from troubled youth in eastern Washington, through his drug-stained existence amid the '90s Seattle rock scene, to an unlikely salvation at the dawn of the 21st century. There's death and tragedy, yet also humor and hope, thanks to the tenacity which impels it's host, even at his lowest moments. Today, Lanegan is a renowned songwriter and a much-coveted collaborator, as adept at electronica as with rock, constantly honing his indomitable voice: an asphalt-laced linctus for the soul. While the memoir documents a struggle to find peace with himself, his album emphasizes the extent to which he came to realize that music is his life.


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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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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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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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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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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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