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Definitive edition of the 1985 studio album Low-Life. The collection includes an LP (180g), x2CDs, x2DVDs, a book and features unreleased and rare material across the different formats.

CD 2 contains previously unreleased mixes and alternative versions, including Love Vigilantes and Sub-Culture instrumentals, Sooner Than You Think Full Length Unedited.

The two DVDs include an unreleased performance from The Manhattan Club, Belgium and rarely seen footage from Rotterdam Arena (Netherlands), International Centre (Toronto, Canada) and a BBC filmed Whistle Test at The Hacienda, 1985.

NEW ORDER: LOW-LIFE DEFINITIVE EDITION

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Nimrod, Green Days fifth studio album, was originally released on October 14 1997. The Billboard Top 10 LP declared Green Days best! by Kerrangwas driven by the hit singles Hitchin A Ride, Redundant, Nice Guys Finish Last and Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) the latter of which has sold 5 million copies in the US alone. The song was written as a spiteful ballad and has evolved into the soundtrack of everyones seminal life moments; even being featured in the Seinfeld series finale. The album has sold over 3 million copies in the US (triple platinum) and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum, or gold in several other countries, including the UK, Japan, Canada, Australia and Spain.

This 25th Anniversary Edition includes the original album, one disc of previously unreleased Nimrod demos, and a live set from Philadelphia recorded one month after Nimrod was released.

The 14 track demos disc includes two unreleased Green Day tracks (You Irritate Me and Tre Polka), plus a cover of the classic Elvis Costello song Allison (previously unreleased).

The live album was recorded at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia on November 14 1997. The 20-song set includes several songs from Nimrod, plus fan favorites from their previous albums and singles.

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There are times in our life when we feel magic in the air. When new love arrives, or we find ourselves lost in a moment of creation with others who share our vision. A sense that: this is who I want to be. This is what I want to share. It's a fleeting feeling and one that Kyle Thomas, the singer-songwriter who records and performs as King Tuff, found himself longing for in the spring of 2020. But knowing he couldn't simply recreate this time in his life at will, Thomas-who hails from Brattleboro, Vermont-set out to write a love letter to those cherished moments of inspiration and to the small town that formed him. The one where he first nurtured his songwriting impulses, bouncing ideas off other like-minded artists. The kind of place where the changing of the seasons always delivered a sense of perspective and fresh artistic inspiration. Where he felt a deeper connection with nature and sense of community that had once been so close at hand. And so, Thomas seized upon his memories, creating what he calls "an album about love and nature and youth." The result is Smalltown Stardust, a spiritual, tender and ultimately joyous record that might come as a shock to those with only a passing knowledge of the artist's back catalog. On Smalltown Stardust, Thomas takes us on his journey to a place where past and present collide, where he can be a dreamer in love with all that he sees. References to his Brattleboro upbringing abound, but at the core of Smalltown Stardust is Thomas's desire to commune with nature on a spiritual level. Images of the natural world, from blizzards to green mountains to cloudy days, fill the songs. "I consider nature to be my religion," he explains, and Smalltown Stardust is nothing if not a spiritual exploration. While so much of Smalltown Stardust invokes idealized traces and places of Thomas's past, the album's recording process made his communal vision a reality. Thomas's Los Angeles home in 2020 formed a micro-scene of sorts, with housemates Meg Duffy (Hand Habits) and Sasami Ashworth recording their own heralded albums (2021's Fun House and 2022's Squeeze, respectively) at the same time. A shared spirit dominated an era spent largely on the premises, with Thomas serving as engineer and contributor to both records, and Ashworth working as co-producer on Smalltown Stardust. Ashworth's contributions are vital to the album: she co-wrote a majority of the record and contributed vocals, arrangements, and instrumentation to each song. In the end, Smalltown Stardust is not merely a nostalgia trip. Thomas not only conjured a special time in his life, he found new inspiration, surrounded by collaborators and a sense of love and wonder for nature. If the first King Tuff record was content to merely state Thomas was no longer dead, Smalltown Stardust is a paean to what that life means. A statement of belief and a hymnal to the magic still to behold all around us.
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Nimrod, Green Days fifth studio album, was originally released on October 14 1997. The Billboard Top 10 LP declared Green Days best! by Kerrangwas driven by the hit singles Hitchin A Ride, Redundant, Nice Guys Finish Last and Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) the latter of which has sold 5 million copies in the US alone. The song was written as a spiteful ballad and has evolved into the soundtrack of everyones seminal life moments; even being featured in the Seinfeld series finale. The album has sold over 3 million copies in the US (triple platinum) and has been certified multi-platinum, platinum, or gold in several other countries, including the UK, Japan, Canada, Australia and Spain.

This 25th Anniversary Edition includes the original album, one disc of previously unreleased Nimrod demos, and a live set from Philadelphia recorded one month after Nimrod was released.

The 14 track demos disc includes two unreleased Green Day tracks (You Irritate Me and Tre Polka), plus a cover of the classic Elvis Costello song Allison (previously unreleased).

The live album was recorded at The Electric Factory in Philadelphia on November 14 1997. The 20-song set includes several songs from Nimrod, plus fan favorites from their previous albums and singles.

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Acclaimed self-titled debut by legendary soul man and titan of R&B, Curtis Mayfield. Written and produced by Mayfield for his own label Curtom Records, this chart-topping album releases in a new limited edition light blue LP and features some of his timeless classics like Move On Up, "If a There's A Hell Below" and The Makings Of You.

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The fall of 1981 found the Washington, DC punk scene in one of the first of many fallow periods when a number of active bands broke up at the same time. SOA, Minor Threat, Red C and the Untouchables had all split, and a number of the musicians reorganized. Mike Hampton and Ivor Hansen from SOA formed a new band with Alec MacKaye of the Untouchables singing and another Wilson High School kid, Chris Bald, on bass. They called themselves the Faith and played their first show at H.B. Woodlawn High School in November '81. At the end of 1982, Eddie Janney (also a former member of the Untouchables) joined Faith as a second guitarist and six months later they recorded the Subject to Change 12-inch EP. Though clocking in at less than 14 minutes, this record was hugely important, not only to the people in DC but to others around the country and the world that were interested in the music emerging from the nation's capitol. On Subject to Change, Faith introduced a layered, melodic approach that would blossom fully in later Faith-related bands like Rites of Spring and Embrace. Unfortunately, by the time anybody heard Subject to Change, the band was no more. Interpersonal strife proved too much and they played their last show in August 1983. The record was released posthumously four months later. While Minor Threat is often held up as the preeminent DC band of the early years, for many of the locals it was the Faith with whom they felt the strongest connection. For this reissued edition of Subject to Change, Dischord has expanded the release from it's original EP format into a full-length with the addition of eleven tracks from the band's first demo recorded in 1981 at Inner Ear Studios.
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Cruel CountryWilcos universally-acclaimed 12th studio album will be available for the first time on vinyl and in a standard retail CD format via dBpm Records on January 20th. The double-disc packages are comprised of 21 Country Music inspired tracks, recorded at the bands Chicago studioThe Loft.

Originally released in May 2022 (digital only) and in a limited pre-release CD edition for the June RSD drop, lead tracks Falling Apart (Right Now) and Tired Of Taking It Out On You have already become staples on non-commercial, public and AAA radio. Cruel Country songs and graphics have been featured throughout the bands June European tour and August/September/October North American tour.

A new music video for A Lifetime To Find will be released in conjunction with the pre-order announcement.

Bandleader Jeff Tweedy has commented a length on the concept and recording process of Cruel Country in numerous podcasts, online interviews and print articles:

There have been elements of Country Music in everything weve ever done. Weve never been particularly comfortable with accepting that definition, the idea that I was making Country Music. But now, having been around the block a few times, were finding it exhilarating to free ourselves within the form, and embrace the simple limitation of calling the music were making Country.

Jon Pareles in The New York Times wrote: Wilco makes an understated magnum opus. Its tone is naturalistic and understated; the album was recorded largely with Wilco playing live in the studio as a six-man band, quietly savoring the chance to make music together after pandemic isolation.

Jon Dolan in Rolling Stone wrote: Their latest is a beautifully rootsy album with a broken sense of patriotic concern. ****

Tagged in multiple publications mid-summer Best of Albums of 2022 (so far) Lists including
Variety, Rolling Stone, Spin, Uproxx and Paste.

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30th Anniversary Edition of the Cures best-selling, Grammy-nominated album WISH. Newly remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Featuring the hit singles High, Friday Im In Love, and A Letter To Elise

Featuring four instrumentals taken from the 'Wish' sessions, recorded at the Manor Winter 1991. Strictly Limited to 3500 copies worldwide.

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35th Anniversary Edition of the only Townes Van Zandts studio album recorded in the 80s, his first for Sugar Hill Records. Featuring a collection of melancholy songs about love and heartbreak, At My Window finds Van Zandt at the height of his songwriting powers, where no sense of intimacy is lost in the grand landscapes he depicts. Pressed on sky blue vinyl for RSD Black Friday.

Side A: 1. Snowin' On Raton 2. Blue Wind Blew 3. At My Window 4. For The Sake Of The Song 5. Ain't Leavin' Your Love

Side B: 1. Buckskin Stallion Blues 2. Little Soundance #2 3. Still Lookin' For You 4. Gone, Gone Blues 5. The Catfish Song

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If naming is a form of claiming, of being claimed, how is one tethered to both the physical landscape that surrounds us, as well as our own internal emotional landscape-at times calm, at times turbulent, and ever changing? H.C. McEntire's new album Every Acre grapples with those themes-themes that encompass grief, loss, and links to land and loved ones. And naming-claiming land, claiming self, being claimed by ancestry and heritage-permeates the hauntingly beautiful landscape that is this poignant collection of songs.
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Available for the first time on vinyl, the Grateful Dead opened their fames Europe 72 tour at the sold-out, cavernous Wembley Empire Pool in London. Including performances of their best-known songs, a healthy dose of music from the Skull & Roses album, and more than a half dozen songs from Jerry Garcia and Bob Weirs respective 1972 solo albums.

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Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered and expanded edition featuring 6 tracks previously unreleased on vinyl, new liner notes, and all-new packaging with exclusive behind the scenes photos. The Lumineers' breakout debut album captured hearts of fans and critics worldwide in 2012, leading to two Grammy-award nominations and a #2 Billboard chart peak. It features the hit singles "Ho Hey" "Stubborn Love" and "Submarines."
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Childish Gambinos 2014 EP, Kauai, is a paradise-found exploration of nostalgia and the complex anxieties of romance, decadence and passion. From the pure pop brilliance of Sober to the cool closer Late Night in Kauai, Kauai is an essential postcard from the world of Childish Gambino. This edition is featured on classic black vinyl.

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The 2013 Grammy nominated sixth studio album from Queens of the Stone Age, newly recut from the original masters for this limited edition vinyl reissue with new Boneface art. "... Like Clockwork is the soundtrack to the B movie of your dreams... Homme and his cohorts create merry hell as Lucifers house band."-THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Jazz and blues pianist/vocalist/composer Mose Allison has been described as "one of the finest songwriters of 20th century blues." This 1978 live recording features Allison playing his usual repertoire, in a trio with bassist Tom Rutley (bass) and drummer Jerry Granelli (drums). Since Allison only recorded one album during the years 1973 to 1981, this well-recorded live set is quite valuable.

Most of the material is fairly familiar, but the singer's spirited delivery and interplay with the audience make this recording rare. It ain't about technology, it's about these transcendent versions of Allison classics performed with sidemen who get it, for people who dig it -- the real deal. Highlights include "Wildman on the Loose," "Swinging Machine," "I Live the Life I Love," "I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues" and "Your Mind Is on Vacation." Recorded Live March 26, 1978 at the Showboat Lounge, Silver Springs, MD.


Side One
1) Lost Mind
2) Wildman on the Loose
3) Your Molecular Structure
4) It Feels So Good
5) Swingin Machine
6) You Can Count on Me to My Part
7) I Live the Life I Love

Side Two
1) If Youre Going Up to the City
2) Hey Good Lookin
3) Meet Me at No Special Place
4) Seventh Son
5) Your Mind Is on Vacation
6) Wildman/Show Closer

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In just three remarkable solo albums Margo Price has cemented herself as a forcein American music and a generational talent. On her fourth full-length Strays,recorded in Topanga Canyon and produced by Jonathan Wilson, the singer andsongwriter presents a clear-eyed mission statement delivered in blistering rockandroll.Margo Price has something to say, and nothing to prove.

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Queens of the Stone Ages redefining, 2017 album Villains produced by Mark Ronson and co-produced by Mark Rankin is reissued in a special, Five Year Anniversary package with etching, obi-strip, and a limited-edition poster by Boneface.
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Thanks to Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and friends, DREAM WIDOW lives.

DREAM WIDOW is the malevolent creation of Dave Grohl (handling vocals, guitar, bass and drums) and lead guitarist Jim Rota of Fireball Ministry renown. Assisted on a few tracks by keyboardists Rami Jaffee and Oliver Roman, Grohl and Rota make good on the sinister promise to blur the lines between reality and darkest fantasy.

The name and mythos of DREAM WIDOW will be familiar to those whove laughed and screamed watching Foo Fighters horror-comedy feature film, STUDIO 666. In the film, Foo Fighters attempt to record their newest album in the same house where the legendary and fictional DREAM WIDOW met its tragic and untimely end with hilariously horrifying consequences.

The vinyl version of this eight song collection is a limited pressing exclusive to independent record stores for RSD Black Friday.


SIDE 1
1. Encino
2. Cold
3. March of the Insane
4. The Sweet Abyss
5. Angel With Severed Wings

SIDE 2
1. Come All Ye Unfaithful
2. Becoming
3. Lacrimus dei Ebrius

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Double violet colored vinyl LP pressing. This is a series of celebrated records from Erykah Badu where she explores a post-Civil Rights landscape in which African Americans have been left to sort out how to have a cultural identity as part of a nation that had, up until very recently, been a dedicated adversary. Originally released in 2010, this album features the singles "Window Seat," and "Get MuNNY."
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Regarded as one of several standouts from the bands landmark fall 91 tour, this stop in Hampton is certainly worthy of its lore. In addition to having all the hallmarks of a quintessential latter era Jerry Garcia Band performance, this night featured a very special guest: Virginias own Bruce Hornsby, joining on electric piano for the first and only time. The setlist is typically well-balanced, mixing road-tested staples, like the show opening How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) and The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, along with more recent additions to Garcias songbook like Van Morrisons Bright Side of the Road and the show-closing What A Wonderful World.Playing with Hornsby always seemed to ignite a spark within Garcia and this proved to be no exception with their potent chemistry fueling lively versions of Aint No Bread in the Breadbox, You Never Can Tell (Cest La Vie) and Midnight Moonlight.

The collection is pressed to five 180gram LPs in a limited edition of 7,500 and housed in a deluxe clamshell box featuring new artwork by Graham Yarrington.

Disc 1 (Side A):
1. How Sweet It Is
2. He Ain't Give You None

Disc 1 (Side B):
1. You Never Can Tell (C'est La Vie)
2. Run For The Roses

Disc 2 (Side A):
1. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
2. I Second That Emotion

Disc 2 (Side B):
1. My Sisters and Brothers
2. Ain't No Bread In The Breadbox

Disc 3 (Side A):
1. Bright Side of the Road
2. Shining Star

Disc 3 (Side B):
1. Waiting For A Miracle
2. Think

Disc 4 (Side A):
1. I Shall Be Released

Disc 4 (Side B):
1. Don't Let Go

Disc 5 (Side A):
1. Midnight Moonlight
2. What A Wonderful World (Encore)

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Double purple colored vinyl LP pressing. This is a series of celebrated records from Erykah Badu where she explores a post-Civil Rights landscape in which African Americans have been left to sort out how to have a cultural identity as part of a nation that had, up until very recently, been a dedicated adversary. Originally released in 2008, it features the singles "Soldier," "The Healer," and "Honey."
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Released in 1974, Aqua is the first solo album by Tangerine Dream's frontman Edgar Froese. It is known as his most influential release as his entire advance was invested in the acquisition and development of the then-unknown sequencers and modular synthesisers. Aqua is a work of creation that has opened many doors to the sound exploration and to the parameters in a fusion between abstract and harmony". This release has been out of print on vinyl until now. This deluxe package includes a 2005 bonus track and new album art that has never been released on vinyl. Blue smoke vinyl with an an OBI strip, gatefold album jacket, printed inner sleeve, and replicas of the original record labels.

Aqua | Panorphelia | NGC 891 | Upland

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Coryell is the classic 1969 studio album, known as the Best Sounding Larry Coryell release. Out of print on vinyl until now. This deluxe package includes an OBI strip, single album jacket, printed inner sleeve, original record labels and special crystal clear rose color vinyl.

"Play this loud and your life might change forever." Rolling Stone


Sex | Beautiful Woman | The Jam with Albert | Elementary Guitar Solo #5 | No One Really Knows | Morning Sickness | Ah Wuv Ooh

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This RSD Black Friday release brings together four studio demo sessions from The Heartbreakers (Johnny Thunders, Walter Lure, Billy Rath & Jerry Nolan) from 1976 and 1977, compiled onto one album for the first time.

Two sessions were recorded in 1976 in New York, including four tracks in their early incarnation with Richard Hell, and later six tracks after Billy Rath had joined on bass. In London in 1977, they recorded one session just prior to signing with Track Records, and another after L.A.M.F. had been released, with The Clashs Terry Chimes on drums replacing the newly departed Jerry Nolan.

Pressed on transparent magenta vinyl, this release comes with a 12 poster of the Roberta Bayley cover photo, an outtake from the L.A.M.F. cover session, and an inner bag with Walter Lure interviewed by Johnny Thunders biographer Nina Antonia in 2005. The album shows the development of the band building towards their classic 1977 L.A.M.F. album (recently reissued with a newly found original master), and further points to the direction they would have gone had they not split up.


SIDE ONE
Born Too Loose
Chinese Rocks
Let Go
Cant Keep My Eyes On You
I Love You
Its Not Enough
Do You Love Me
Take A Chance

SIDE TWO
Born To Lose
I Wanna Be Loved
Going Steady
Flight
Pirate Love
Give Her A Great Big Kiss
Too Much Junkie Business
London Boys

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Shortly after Jay Dees younger brother Illa Js solo debut, Yancey Boys, was issued on Delicious Vinyl, the label and the artist knew the next step in honoring Jay Dees legacy was to issue the complete instrumentals from Yancey Boys as a stand-alone release.

This mother lode of (at the time) previously untouched beats dates as far back as Jay Dees time working on the Pharcydes sophomore album Labcabincalifornia (1995). As Delicious Vinyl owner Michael Ross explains, From 95 through 98 Jay Dee was my go-to guy for hot beats and remixes. He was always making beats, always. So there was a select amount of tracks that he composed for me during that time, tracks as good as anything hed done, only they never got used. Once these beats were used for Illa Js Yancey Boys they were presented to the public on Yancey Boys Instrumentals.

For RSD Black Friday Delicious Vinyl presents this key material from Jay Dees output in a never-before-issued and not-to-be-repeated colored vinyl pressing.


A Side
1. Timeless (Instrumental)
2. We Here (Instrumental)
3. R U Listenin'? (Instrumental)

B Side
1. Alien Family (Instrumental)
2. Strugglin (Instrumental)
3. Showtime (Instrumental)
4. Swagger (Instrumental)

C Side
1. DFTF (Instrumental)
2. All Good (Instrumental)
3. Sounds Like Love (Instrumental)

D Side
1. Everytime (Instrumental)
2. Illasoul (Instrumental)
3. Air Signs (Instrumental)

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Legendary pianist and composer Oscar Peterson led a storied career, spanning over half a century with new creative heights at every turn. 1971 saw Peterson touring the world once again, joined by bassist Niels-Henning rsted Pedersen and drummer Louis Hayes. As heard in this never-before-released live recording from Zurich, Switzerland, the collaboration and artistry between these musicians is unmatched.

The Lamp is Low/ Springtime/ On a Clear Day/ A Time for Love/ Soft Winds/ Mack the Knife/ Where Do We Go From Here?/ On the Train

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This rare and underappreciated 1973 Impulse! title features a host of influential L.A. musicians and was an important element in the labels West Coast contingent' of the early 1970s. The album's distinct L.A. sound and energy continue to resonate in modern music circles, from the West Coast Get Down to Carlos Gabriel Nio to Mark de Clive-Lowe. Saracho became disillusioned and left the music business not long after this album was released. Now, his remarkable story and music are re-emerging, ripe for re-evaluation, with this 180g reissue.

SIDE A:
1. Sunday's Church
2. Happy, Sad
3. Rose For A Lady

SIDE B:
1. Seor Baker
2. Conquest De Mejico

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The story of Stark Reality Discovers The Hoagy Carmichael Music Shop begins with Hoagy Carmichaels son, Hoagy Bix Carmichael. Nearing 30 and working on Wall Street, Bix wanted to do something more worthwhile. He relocated to Boston and started working at WGBH, one of the countrys most innovative PBS stations. There he met Monty Stark, WGBHs resident music man. When Bix set out to create an all new WGBH program, Hoagy Carmichaels Music Shop, a childrens show revolving around his fathers 1958 childrens album Hoagy Carmichaels Havin A Party, Stark was tapped to do the music. The resulting reimagination of Hoagy Carmichaels recording was used for the show, and issued on jazz pianist Ahmad Jamals AJP label. The recording features Monty Stark on vibes, saxophonist Carl Atkins, Phil Morrison on bass, Vinnie Johnson on drums and John Abercrombie on guitar.

For RSD Black Friday, Now-Again Records debuts a fresh reissue of this fascinating link between the great American song book, the jazz rock movement of the late 60s/early 70s and even hip-hop, being that Stark Reality Discovers The Hoagy Carmichael Music Shop has been sampled by artists such as the Black Eyed Peas, Large Professor, J-Live and Madlib.

Includes 12 booklet with details, history and rare photos.


A Side
1. Merry Go Round
2. Junkman's Song
3. Thirty Days Hath September
4. The Whale
5. The Old Prospector

B Side
1. Grandfather Clock
2. Cooking
3. Shooting Stars
4. Rocket Ship

C Side
1. Dreams
2. Blue Pillow
3. Swing High
4. Clouds
5. Traveling

D Side
1. Bustin' Out Of Doors
2. Comrades
3. All You Need To Make Music

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Everyones favorite Record Store Day tradition, Jazz Dispensary, is back with a surreal compilation exploring the furthest depths of outer space and ones mind. Buckle up and lean back, the weather is about to get groovy. Featuring moon shots by Flora Purim, Mongo Santamara, Barbara Lewis and more. Pressed on pink splatter vinyl.

SIDE A:
1. THE CANNONBALL ADDERLEY QUINTET PHASES
2. WOODY HERMAN LA FIESTA
3. MCCOY TYNER DESERT CRY
4. FLORA PURIM SILVER SWORD

SIDE B:
1. MONGO SANTAMARA LOS INDIOS
2. CAL TJADER MINDORO
3. GENE AMMONS STRANGE FRUIT
4. BARBARA LEWIS WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND

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Soundtrack to the award-nominated documentary about music legend and original Beach Boy Brian Wilson. Pressed on colored vinyl and available first at indie record stores for RSD Black Friday.

01. Right Where I Belong -Brian Wilson, Jim James
02. Im Goin Home
03. Its Not Easy Being Me
04. Must be a Miracle
05. Slightly American Music
06. Its O.K.
07. Rock & Roll Has Got a Hold On Me
08. The Night Was So Young
09. Honeycomb
10. Long Promised Road
11. In My Room Live from the Ryman Auditorium
12. Im Broke

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Ride announce details of the reissues of their early classic EPs and albums, embark on a 'Nowhere' 30th anniversary tour and release a live film. Ahead of their 'Nowhere' 30th anniversary UK tour starting 20th April, shoegaze legends Ride have announced the details of the reissues of their early classic albums via Wichita Recordings. These will be released in November and will include the first four EPs ('Ride, 'Play', 'Fall', and 'Today Forever'), plus their seminal 1990 debut 'Nowhere', and feted 1992 album 'Going Blank Again' from their days on Creation Records. Limited edition Transparent curacao coloured vinyl.
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Bill Frisell

Four

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Double vinyl LP pressing. 2022 release. Bill Frisell convenes a new line-up of musical friends on his third Blue Note album, Four, which features the acclaimed guitarist with Gregory Tardy on saxophone and clarinet, Gerald Clayton on piano, and Johnathan Blake on drums. Together, the foursome delves into intimate explorations of thirteen Frisell originals (both old and new) to create this stunning new work that is a meditation on loss, renewal, and friendship.
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Lee Fields is arguably the greatest soul singer alive today. In an age when the shelf life of an artist largely depends on posturing and trends, he has proven to be an unassailable force of nature. His prolific, decade-spanning career continues to reign supreme on the modern soul scene.

In early 2022, Lee reunited with Daptone Records and producer Gabriel Roth to record Sentimental Fool, a deep, blues-tinged, wholly-conceived soul album. From his first line to his final plaintive lyric, the beauty, power, and raw humanity of Lees voice is on full display here; the culmination of an astounding career that has seemed to defy gravity, rising to only greater and greater heights.

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"As long as I can remember I wanted to make a record with my dad, Billy Strings says. The dream to make a proper studio album is finally realized. Me and Dad, out November 18, is a collection of 14 classics that Billy and his dad, Terry Barber, know like the back of their hands. It's the music that made Billy the musician and human he is today. The album represents a lifelong goal finally achieved and a way for the Grammy-winning musician to honor the man who taught him how to play guitar.

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Vince Staples

RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART [LP]

Vinyl: $26.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

Esteemed hip-hop artist Vince Staples follows up his intimate self-titled album with RAMONA PARK BROKE MYHEART. Theres a direct correlation, Staples says of the two records. They were kind of created at the same time.I was in a similar state of mind. This album will make even more sense if you heard the previous one, but this onehas more answers. Long Beachs Ramona Park neighborhood is dear to Vinces heart. Its symbolic of home, hesays of why he dedicated the album to it.

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Long champions of new music, pianist Robert McDuffie and violin virtuoso Elizabeth Pridgen fix a spotlight on three masterpieces of the violin piano repertoire by three of the most celebrated American composers of the past half century: Philip Glass, John Adams and John Corigliano. On Icons, the artists extend their expertise in the music of Philip Glass with his Violin Sonata from 2008, infusing the work with an energy and charm. John Adams, hailed by the New York Times in September 2022 as "arguably our greatest living composer," wrote his seminal Road Movies for violin and piano in 1995. It quickly became a staple of the repertoire. Evoking the vast expanse of the American continent and the archetypal American road trip, the piece captures the landscape as it passes by your car windows. McDuffie and Pridgen's performance embodies the sleek rhythmic precision required to appreciate that imaginary journey. Perhaps his most famous piece, John Corigliano's Violin Sonata was written in the 1960s when the composer was in his mid 20s, and his father, the famous violinist John Corigliano Sr., was concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Despite writing the sonata for his father, years would pass before he would take on the piece and only then because the sonata had organically become an unmitigated success. Since then, it has continued to be one of the best pieces written in the past 50 years for violin and piano. Joy and expertise are in abundance in these recordings, and the end result is a contextualizing of three works by these great masters. Each composer is tremendously different from one another, but united in the artistry of Robert McDuffie and Elizabeth Pridgen.
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Limited orange colored vinyl LP pressing. Sightless, peerless, multi-instrumentalist, Roland's Kirk's 1967 debut for Atlantic is a monster of a live set from '65 featuring pianists Lonnie Liston Smith and Jaki Byard, bassist Major Holley and drummer Charles Crosby- all put to tape in Atlantic Studios NYC. Cut all analog.
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The members of the legendary original 1990s Joshua Redman QuartetRedman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Brian Blade (drums)reunited after twenty-six years for 2020s RoundAgain; they return now with LongGone, featuring six original songs by Redman, due September 9, 2022 on Nonesuch Records.

RoundAgain, the groups first recording since 1994s MoodSwing, debuted at No. 1 on the Current Traditional Jazz Albums chart in the US and at No. 1 on the Jazz & Blues chart in the UK. The album received two Grammy nominations. NPR called it a flawless effort, stating that the four musicians have only gotten better in that time and are each at the very top of his game now.

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Radio John: Songs of John Hartford is Sam Bush's heartfelt tribute to his hero and mentor, John Hartford. With dedication, admiration, and love, Bush takes on personal favorites from Hartford's vast catalog, including songs he played with Hartford on stage and in the studio in the 1970s. Bush plays every instrument on nearly every cut, pouring himself into the performances. Radio John is a testament to the impact Hartford had on American traditional music as a songwriter, an instrumentalist, and, most importantly, someone who fostered the careers of musicians like Bush and countless others reinventing roots music in the last half of the 20th century.
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Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?is the highly anticipated new album by Tyler Childers and his longtime band The Food Stamps. This unique collection is separated into 3 parts, each with a different sonic perspective, but all part of one album vision.Hallelujahis a pared-back version of the music featuringTylerand his band only,Jubileeis full band including strings, horns, bgvs and a touch of sitar, and an exciting new sound in Joyful Noise. From Tyler Childers vision, its a genuine concept album meant to showcase the incredible musicianship of The Food Stamps.

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Taylor Swifts new studio album Midnights is available everywhere on October 21st. Its a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journeythrough terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace and the demons we face - the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout Taylors life.

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DOMi & JD BECK release their highly anticipated debut album NOT TiGHT on Anderson .Paaks new label, APESHIT INC in partnership with Blue Note Records. Featuring special guests Anderson .Paak, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Mac DeMarco, and Kurt Rosenwinkel, the album exemplifies their trailblazing take on jazz. The New York Times hailed them as simultaneously "freakishly complex and virtuosic" and "relentlessly melodic.

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Vince Staples

Vince Staples [LP]

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Esteemed hip-hop artist Vince Staples has released his self-titled album, produced by Kenny Beats. His first full-length release since 2018s critically acclaimed FM!, the 10-track LP delves not only into Staples upbringing in Long Beach, but his psyche as he learns to cope with his yesterdays and strides toward new tomorrows, picking others up along the way.
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Boris

Heavy Rocks [LP]

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The legendary BORIS celebrate a 30 year career as one of experimental music's most forward-thinking, heavy, and innovative bands with the new album Heavy Rocks (2022). Continuing their series of Heavy Rocks records, BORIS once again channels the classic proto-metal sounds of the 70s into something all new. The album, 10 pulse-pounding tracks, highlight the very trajectory of BORIS and their storied career - from the driving, fuzzed out Rock N' Roll opener "She is Burning", to the punk, raucous "My Name is Blank", BORIS are heavier than ever before. "Question 1" is just kickass - D-beats give way to a doomed, spaced out and heavier-than-anything guitar wailing and feedback, before diving back into their Metal, sending the listener into a complete frenzy. This is unmistakably BORIS, and this is the band at the height of their powers.

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From Taxman to Tomorrow Never Knows, The Beatles REVOLVER has been newly mixed by producer Giles Martin and Sam Okell, and sourced directly from the original four-track master tapes with audio brought forth in stunning clarity with the help of cutting-edge technology developed by the award-winning sound team at Peter Jacksons WingNutFilms Productions Ltd. Now available on 180g vinyl.

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Double vinyl LP pressing. Fantastic Damage is the first solo studio album by hip hop artist El-P, originally released in 2002.
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Can I Take My Hounds to Heaven?is the highly anticipated new album by Tyler Childers and his longtime band The Food Stamps. This unique collection is separated into 3 parts, each with a different sonic perspective, but all part of one album vision.Hallelujahis a pared-back version of the music featuringTylerand his band only,Jubileeis full band including strings, horns, bgvs and a touch of sitar, and an exciting new sound in Joyful Noise. From Tyler Childers vision, its a genuine concept album meant to showcase the incredible musicianship of The Food Stamps.

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25-year-old GRAMMY-nominated artist Marcus King prepares to release his new album, Young Blood, produced byDan Auerbach of The Black Keys via Rick Rubin's American Recordings/Republic Records. He has toured with TheMarcus King Band for over 10 years, as well as tours with Chris Stapleton, Greta Van Fleet, and Nathanial Rateliff.Hes released 3 LPs with The Marcus King Band before his GRAMMY-nominated 2021 solo debut LP, El Dorado.Indie Exclusive Yellow LP.

Marcus King - Young Blood [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
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160g LP (pressed at Smashed Plastic in Chicago), in a Heavyweight Reverse-Board LP Jacket, with Insert Sheet, OBI Strip, and Poly-Lined Innersleeve.

In These Timesis the new album by Chicago-based percussionist, producer and composer Makaya McCraven. This is the album McCravens been trying to make since he started making records and his patience, ambition and persistence have yielded an appropriately career-defining body of work. With contributions from over a dozen musicians and creative partners from his tight-knit circle of collaborators including Jeff Parker, Junius Paul, Brandee Younger, Joel Ross, and Marquis Hill the music was recorded in 5 different studios and 4 live performance spaces while McCraven engaged in extensive post-production work at home.the 11 song suite was created over 7+ years, as McCraven strived to design a highly personal but broadly communicable fusion of odd-meter compositions from his working songbook with orchestral, large ensemble arrangements and the edit-heavy organic beat music that hes honed over a growing body of production-craft.

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Arctic Monkeys will release their new album, entitled The Car, on Friday, October 21st. The bands seventh studio album, The Car features ten new songs written by Alex Turner, produced by James Ford and recorded at Butley Priory, Suffolk, RAK Studios, London and La Frette, Paris. Following 2018s Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino, The Car finds Arctic Monkeys running wild in a new and sumptuous musical landscape and contains some of the richest and most rewarding vocal performances of Alex Turners career.

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Broken Bells are back with their third full length album, INTO THE BLUE. Pressed on 12" exclusive Opaque Purple vinyl and secured in gatefold packaging, the design features their signature pink orb.

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Joni Mitchell

Blue

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JONI MITCHELL / BLUE - Joni Mitchell's Blue was Named the #3 Greatest Album of All Time by Rolling Stone. Now Newly Remastered by Bernie Grundman Under the Supervision of Joni Mitchell. Includes California, River, and A Case Of You. On 180 Gram Vinyl
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It was like I was moving forward and venturing into places I had never been before. Taking everything I've learned from every other record and kind of setting fire to it all and starting over," Ben Harper says of his new album Bloodline Maintenance. "And I knew the sounds I was hearing in my head were so unorthodox that I had to do most of it myself." The result is a fearless and immensely soulful work largely inspired by the loss of a longtime friend and the lingering influence of a mercurial and charismatic father. Along with guitar and bass, Harper also played the drums including an eclectic assortment of percussions. The deliberately open spaces and accented beats influenced in large part by the exploratory rhythms of the hip-hop he has loved since his teens. The result is less a direct influence than the applying of hip-hop's inventiveness to longstanding paradigms of soul, blues and jazz, spinning it all forward into a reconfiguration of a new black Americana. "If this is my Mule Variations, then hallelujah." Harper says, referencing the groundbreaking Tom Waits record. Bloodline Maintenance is both a political and personally revealing work. It is soul music, but never a stylistic tribute to some bygone era. The sound and words are essential and undeniably timely. Harper acknowledges that much of the exploration on the record was fueled by an awareness of time. "It's this notion of mortality and the people we have lost. The way I hoped it would all turn out and the realization that, as beautiful as it all can be, perhaps none of it matters beyond these moments.
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Recorded in a shaky makeshift chicken shack in rural Maryland, Link Wray's eponymous 1971 solo album is a compelling and forward-looking piece of honest, handmade Americana. This album is vastly different from his previous work, foregoing instrumentals entirely. Instead, Wray, left with only one lung following a bout with tuberculosis in 1956, gives us his raw voice, full of spit and vinegar, as he blends elements of country, rock 'n' roll, roots, folk and gospel marked with fuzzy guitar and booming percussion. He kicks off with a track, "La de Da", that may be the greatest song the Stones never wrote. Elsewhere, the single "Fallin' Rain" channels Dylan at his most political, with lyrics about "stabbings and shootings and young men dying all around." Link Wray proved to be the only album that the guitarist issued in his own name to hit the American charts during his nearly 50-year recording career. Although it didn't receive much critical acclaim at the time of it's release, Link Wray has seen a resurgence in recent years and developed a cult following, with artists from Nick Cave to The Neville Brothers recording versions of it's tracks. Link, along with brothers Vernon and Doug began playing together professionally in 1942, their rowdy instrumental single "Rumble" charting at number 16 in 1958. Following a string of hits on Philadelphia-based Swan Records, Vernon began to serve as the family's producer, eventually starting his own studio; first in the basement of his home and then-after his wife Evelyn complained about the noise-in a converted shack on the property. It was there that Link, Vernon and producer Steve Verroca found a sound that marked "a return to simplicity." This carefully remastered reissue will take you right back to that chicken shack, and to sessions so electric you can almost feel the atmosphere.
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"To hear a tape containing their earliest demos, recorded on May 11, 1965, and locked away until now, is to hear traces of things rarely associated with The Velvet Underground: blues and folk, earthy and traditional, uncertain and hesitant... yet bristling with that rusty, caustic, Lou Reed spirit. It is a revelation." - Will Hodgkinson, MOJO. Light in the Attic Records, in cooperation with Laurie Anderson, proudly announces the inaugural title in their ongoing Lou Reed Archive Series: Words & Music, May 1965. Released in tandem with the late artist's 80th birthday celebrations, the album offers an extraordinary, unvarnished, and plainly poignant insight into one of America's true poet-songwriters. Capturing Reed in his formative years, this previously unreleased collection of songs-penned by a young Lou Reed, recorded to tape with the help of future bandmate John Cale, and mailed to himself as a "poor man's copyright"-remained sealed in it's original envelope and unopened for nearly 50 years. It's contents embody some of the most vital, groundbreaking contributions to American popular music committed to tape in the 20th century. Through examination of these songs rooted firmly in the folk tradition, we see clearly Lou's lasting influence on the development of modern American music - from punk to art-rock and everything in between. A true time capsule, these recordings not only memorialize the nascent sparks of what would become the seeds of the incredibly influential Velvet Underground; they also cement Reed as a true observer with an innate talent for synthesizing and distilling the world around him into pure sonic poetry.
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As lockdown approached in 2020, Chicago-based singer Lili Trifilio was wrapping up a tour in support of Beach Bunny's debut album, Honeymoon. Suddenly, she found herself back at her parents' house, coping with her new reality. To deal, she retreated into sci-fi stories and her always-active imagination. She envisioned new places to travel in her mind, thus dreaming up big, bombastic pop sounds to construct Beach Bunny's highly anticipated sophomore album, Emotional Creature. Simultaneously about personal growth, Emotional Creature is a collection of highly relatable songs that capture the highs and lows of new relationships, the joys and vulnerabilities of letting someone in, the gut-wrenching realities of experiencing anxiety, leaving toxic relationships, and seeing yourself through the eyes of the one you love. These complex feelings are expertly contrasted with ultra-poppy melodies, anthemic choruses, and a slight punk edge. 'The songs have grown with me over time,' Trifilio explains. 'Some of them were written in various stages of life, and I think as we go through different experiences and hardships, you come out stronger. I've grown as a person, so the songwriting reflects that.' With its openhearted, vulnerable themes and progressive, hook-filled take on pop rock and pop punk, Emotional Creature only further cements Beach Bunny and Trifilio's well-earned reputation as a leading voice of their generation.

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Lizzo

Special [Black LP]

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LIZZO / SPECIAL - When you love yourself, anything becomes possible. Channeling boundless self-confidence through a downright earth-quaking voice, colorful persona, and undeniable star power, Lizzo struts into the spotlight and steps up with a whole lot of sass, spirit, and soul. Embracing her vocal range like never before and celebrating herself to the fullest, she speaks her mind, censors nothing, and delivers an enviable level of honesty, pure passion, and fresh fire.
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Yard Act

Dark Days

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Limited silver colored vinyl LP pressing. Can it really just be over a year since Yard Act exploded into the national consciousness with their debut EP Dark Days, released via their own Zen FC imprint? Yard Act have gone on to be one of 2022's defining artists with the release of their debut album The Overload, and their rise has been as entertaining as it has been meteoric. And as well as touring the world and smashing sales records, they've still found time to continue Zen FC, releasing acclaimed 7"s from Baba Ali and Benefits. Being the budding record industry moguls that they are, they couldn't bear to see the Dark Days EP languishing out of print. So they commandeered a Danish pressing plant and rudely shoved their way to the front of the queue, picked a new colour (silver in honour of the Overload finishing second in the album charts) and rushed through a repress in time for the summer. And while they were at it, they sorted out a run on the format of the future, cassette. So there you have it: while you're thinking about putting 'The Overload' at the top of your albums of 2022, you can enjoy the EP of 2021 all over again.
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2022 release. Domi & JD Beck release their highly anticipated debut album Not Tight on Anderson.Paak's new label, Apeshit Inc in partnership with Blue Note Records. Featuring special guests Anderson.Paak, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Herbie Hancock, Thundercat, Mac DeMarco, and Kurt Rosenwinkel, the album exemplifies their trailblazing take on jazz. The New York Times hailed them as simultaneously "freakishly complex and virtuosic" and "relentlessly melodic."
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GRAMMY and Americana Award-winning singer/songwriter and violinist, Amanda Shires, has pushed the resetbutton with Take It Like a Man, a record that is so unlike anything she has ever recorded that you would be temptedto think it was her debut album instead of her seventh. Shires, who also plays in The Highwomen, worked withproducer Lawrence Rothman to make a fearless confessional, showing the world what turning 40 looks like in 10emotionally raw tracks. Indie Exclusive White LP with lyric sheet.

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Reggae Film Star is Damien Jurado's 18th full length studio album and the second on his own record label Maraqopa Records. 25 years since his debut album Waters Ave S. came out, Jurado is more prolific, driven and creative than ever. The twelve mystical songs on Reggae Film Star are gorgeously cinematic and feature a rich production and diverse sonic textures. Reggae Film Star was produced by Damien Jurado at Sonikwire in Irvine, CA, with invaluable help from the dream team of multi instrumentalist Josh Gordon and recording engineer Alex Bush. The album was mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound.
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2022 release. Solon Islandus is the Decca Records debut of 23-year-old Icelandic composer, Gabr¡el Olafs. It is an ambitious concept album that pays homage to the artistic spirit of the people of Iceland. A work of personal discovery, and an exploration of the artistry, culture, and place that has shaped Gabr¡el's identity.
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From the first bass note within the driving drum beat you can tell something is different about the new record from Nikki Lane. The backbeat feels like a gutsy strut while the lead guitar feels like a revved up engine shifting gears. Denim & Diamonds comes out firing, spit shining the cowboy boots and tossing on a jean jacket. Produced by Joshua Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Denim & Diamonds has the Highway Queen embracing a more rock-oriented sound while still maintaining the heartfelt outlaw country sound she has developed across her previous three releases. Denim & Diamonds still has the fuck-off flare of which Nikki has come to be known. Her stylized, story-telling lyrics are all there as well as her catchy country hooks. The outlaw country sound is now balanced out with a gritty guitar and a machine gun snare that echoes the sound of 70s rock. Nikki Lane has made a record that sounds new and old. Familiar and surprising. She embraces where she has come from, (First High, Born Tough) the lessons learned along the way, (Good Enough, Try Harder) all while doing things her way, (Denim & Diamonds, Black Widow).

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Super Deluxe contains 8 LPs on 180-gram heavy vinyl showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Melbourne, Tokyo and Del Mar, California. Also included is a first-ever 7-inch for Endless, Nameless with B-sides Even In His Youth and Aneurysm, and a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos.

Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary [Super Deluxe 8 LP/7in Single]
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Double opaque yellow colored vinyl LP pressing of Yo La Tengo's monumental I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One for the album's 25th anniversary. "A stone cold classic" (Rolling Stone) by "the greatest band in the universe" (Pitchfork).
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Entering Heaven Alive is the fifth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, and released by Third Man Records.

Jack White - Entering Heaven Alive [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Detroit Denim Blue LP]
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Kendrick Lamar released his first album in 5 years, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Available on physical CD on
May 27, 2022.

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Limited red, green and gold colored vinyl LP pressing. This 1982 release, Steel Pulse's first for elektra, marks the band's move toward a more buoyant, pop-inflected sound. 'true democracy' does not have the edgy roots feel of albums like 'handsworth revolution'; instead, it demonstrates the group's synthesis of reggae rhythms with high production values and well-crafted melodies. #but while the album's stylistic corners may be sanded for radio-ready accessibility, 'true democracy' contains some of the band's boldest, most explicitly political songwriting. The opener, 'chant a psalm,' invokes the names of biblical figures and puts the listener on notice of the album's conscious, spiritually minded tone. There are classic rasta themes, such as 'worth his weight in gold,' a song based on the teachings of marcus garvey, and songs that overtly address social and political issues. 'a who responsible?' takes on the history of racial injustice, 'leggo beast' is an indictment of prostitution, and 'man no sober' looks at alcoholism. #yet for all it's seriousness, 'true democracy' has a light, danceable vibe, exemplified in the party anthem 'ravers,' one of Steel Pulse's best tunes. Though sometimes overlooked in favor of the early island albums, this is one of the band's most consistent and enjoyable releases.
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Transluscent Blue Vinyl with photos and special handmade artwork. On his latest album, The Sun is Shining Down, out January 28th via Forty Below Records, Blues legend John Mayall teams up with a stellar cast to deliver a funky soulful affair punctuated by brass, violins, harmonica and electric ukulele. Special guests include, The Heartbreakers' Mike Campbell, fast rising roots rocker Marcus King, Americana icon Buddy Miller, Scarlet Rivera of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Review, Chicago blues guitar mainstay Melvin Taylor and Hawaiian ukulele star Jake Shimabukuro. Also on hand are Mayall's longtime dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums with Austin's multi-talented and charismatic Carolyn Wonderland on guitar. Recorded at Robby Krieger's (The Doors) Horse Latitudes studio with Grammy nominated Producer Eric Corne, The Sun is Shining Down is Mayall's 5th studio album for Forty Below Records, a fruitful partnership that began with 2014's A Special Life. "I couldn't be happier with the new record," exclaims Mayall. "I can't wait to share it with my fans. Each one of these special guests brings something unique to the album and our team works so well together. I think you can hear that chemistry in the music," raves Mayall. The album explores a range of styles and eclectic instruments. Scarlet Rivera's violin beautifully compliments two Mayall originals, the timely "Got to Find a Better Way" and a spirited reboot of the Mayall classic "Deep Blue Sea". Mike Campbell sounds like a natural born Bluesbreaker on the funky Bernard Allison cut "Chills and Thrills" and Marcus King sizzles throughout the soulful "Can't Take No More," another Mayall original. Buddy Miller's baritone tremolo guitar adds a unique and memorable flair to the Bobby Rush composition "I'm as Good as Gone", while Jake Shimabukuro's electric ukulele is nothing short of astonishing on "One Special Lady". Melvin Taylor proves why he's been wowing Chicago blues audiences for decades on "Hungry and Ready" and "Driving Wheel" and Carolyn Wonderland brilliantly concludes the record with a sensitive moving performance on the title track. As significant as each of these guest turns is, however, they can't overshadow Mayall's own spirited vocals, iconic harmonica and lyrical keyboard work on The Sun is Shining Down. "John shines throughout this album, exuding a joy and gratitude that are infectious. We all want to give that back to him," adds Producer Eric Corne.
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For the first time on vinyl, this live concert featuring guest saxophonist Pharoah Sanders comes to record stores on numbered color vinyl as part of Record Store Day.

The Ring /Intro to Africa/Sketches of MD/Wayne's Thang/Happy People

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Sometimes, Forever, the immersive and compulsively replayable new Soccer Mommy full-length, cements Sophie Allisons status as one of the most gifted songwriters making rock music right now. The album finds Sophie broadening the borders of her aesthetic without abandoning the unsparing lyricism and addictive melodies that made earlier songs so easy to obsess over. To support her vision Sophie enlisted producer Daniel Lopatin, whose recent credits include the Uncut Gems movie score and The Weeknds Dawn FM.

Soccer Mommy - Sometimes, Forever [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink/Black Splatter LP]
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Welcome 2 Club XIII, DBTs 14th studio album, marks a sharp departure from the trenchant political commentary of their last three records.

A reckoning with the dualities of the things that make you alive and how they sometimes can kill you. A life affirming flashlight for the dark nights of ones soul. The title track is a tongue in cheek homage to a local dive that founding members Cooley and Hood played in the early days. As they say in the song Our glory days did kinda suck.

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Robin Pecknold brings light to the bleakest of winters with Fleet Foxes' 'A Very Lonely Solstice,' a 13-track career spanning collection recorded in December 2020, at Brooklyn, NY's St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church. Now being released for the first time on vinyl, CD and digital formats, 'A Very Lonely Solstice' captures a poignant moment in time. The recording was originally broadcasted as a live-stream event on the winter solstice of 2020, just days after New York declared a state of emergency tightening restrictions again in response to increasing COVID-19 cases. Pecknold describes the set as "me by myself on the longest night of the year... honoring the loneliness of 2020 with a nylon string and some songs new and old." Fans worldwide tuned in while quarantined at home, finding solace and a sense of community in a period of extreme isolation. Much of 'A Very Lonely Solstice' showcases a solo focus on Pecknold who offers up acoustic arrangements of fan-favorite songs spanning Fleet Foxes' catalog. Selections cover all four of the band's studio albums, including their 2008 self-titled debut album ("Tiger Mountain Peasant Song") to 2011's Helplessness Blues ("Blue Spotted Tail") and 2017's Crack-Up ("If You Need To, Keep Time On Me"), all the way to their latest release, Shore. Resistance Revival Chorus joins Pecknold on Shore tracks "Wading In Waist-High Water" and "Can I Believe You." Also featured: a cover of Nina Simone's "In The Morning" and a rearrangement of the traditional "Silver Dagger."
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50 years of criminally overlooked recordings by one of the greatest R&B and rock vocalists ever! Darlene Love's work for Phil Spector gets most of the ink, and understandably so, but this 15-track collection captures her rare singles for the Reprise label with the vocal groups The Blossoms and The Wildcats, plus her own solo work. And the bonus tracks are priceless: you get her 1985 Elektra recording of "River Deep, Mountain High," her 2014 duet with Bette Midler on "He's Sure the Boy I Love," and two 1990 recordings for the Sire label! None of this material has ever been on LP, and this release comes with a 4-page insert featuring photos and extensive liner notes. An essential addition to the Darlene Love discography, pressed in teal vinyl limited to 3,500 copies worldwide!

SIDE ONE
1. TV Commercials Barney Kessel and His Orchestra (featuring Darlene Love)
2. What Are We Gonna Do In 64? The Wildcats
3. 3625 Groovy Street The Wildcats
4. Thats When the Tears Start The Blossoms
5. Lovin The Blossoms
6. Lover Boy The Blossoms
7. My Love, Come Home The Blossoms
8. Let Your Love Shine on Me The Blossoms
9. Deep Into My Heart The Blossoms
SIDE TWO
1. If Darlene Love
2. Too Late to Say You're Sorry Darlene Love
3. River Deep, Mountain High Darlene Love
4. Mr. Fix-It Darlene Love
5. Hes Sure the Boy I Love Bette Midler & Darlene Love
6. Mr. Fix-It (1930s Version) (Bonus Track) Darlene Love

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Slang

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Slang is the brainchild of Dave Schools (Widespread Panic) and Layng Martine III (Bill Laswell). Their music stems from decades of friendship and the intertwining of exprimental musical sensibilities. Slang blends a collage of rock, electronic, psychedlelic, and jazz to create a singular sound. Side A features the legendary singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt and Side B features a remix from Dirty Dozen Brass Band.

A1. Escalator (featuring Vic Chesnutt) B1. Charlie D (featuring Dirty Dozen Brass Band

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Harrys House is the third solo studio album from Grammy award-winning global superstar Harry Styles. The 13-track full-length album was recorded in multiple locations across the UK, Los Angeles and Tokyo from 2020 to 2021. It was written by Harry alongside frequent collaborators Kid Harpoon, Tyler Johnson, and Mitch Rowland.

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"Not The Smile as in ha-ha-ha, more The Smile as in the guy who lies to you every day"... so speaks Thom Yorke on the inspiration behind the name of the new trio consisting of himself, his Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood and drummer Tom Skinner of UK jazz outfit Sons of Kemet. The description is borne out by The Smile's acerbic first single "You Will Never Work In Television Again," a 2:48 blast of ragged, raw energy that moved The New York Times to rave: "Over a bruising 5/4 beat and flailing guitars climbing through three chords, Yorke snarl-sings his avenging fury at 'some gangster troll promising the moon' who'd devour 'all those beautiful young hopes and dreams,' and you can almost feel the spittle flying."

Additional singles "The Smoke", "Skrting the Surface" and "Pana-Vision" - which epically closed the series finale of hit show Peaky Blinders - followed with equal critical acclaim; all are collected on The Smiles first album, A Light For Attracting Attention, produced by Nigel Godrich.

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Originally released in May 1982, Combat Rock is the final album from The Clash of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Topper Headon. Featuring two of the bands most well-known songs, Should I Stay Or Should I Go and Rock The Casbah. Now re-released as a 180g 3LP special edition, with an additional 12-tracks compiled by The Clash.

Having returned to London following their pivotal 17-show residency at New Yorks Bonds Casino in 1981, the band rehearsed and recorded at The Peoples Hall in the squatted Republic of Frestonia near Latimer Road in London and from there they embarked on a tour of the East and South East Asia, during which the album sleeve image was captured by Pennie Smith in Thailand.

The tracks on The Peoples Hall chart the period from what was their last single Radio Clash right up to the release of Combat Rock, including unheard, rare and early versions of tracks.

Also includes rare Pennie Smith images + history of Frestonia essay by Tom Vague.

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Contortions

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Soon after their 1978 debut on the Brian Eno-produced No New York, a compilation that defined the No Wave scene, James Chance's group Contortions had already evolved?getting sharper, tighter and just plain faster. Despite the loss of keyboardist Adele Bertei and bassist Geoge Scott (who refused to sign a new contract demanded by Chance and his then partner, band manager Anya Phillips) Contortions were firing on all cylinders, and their first full-length album, 1979's Buy, is a marvel of hot-wired energy. Led by the brash yelps and free-sax squawks of Chance, Contortions spit out fiercely rhythmic tunes charged by the wiry guitar lines of Jody Harris and the dizzying slide guitar of Pat Place. With drummer Don Christensen slipping in pointillist beats and David Hofstra's infectious basslines, the songs on Buy crackle with both precision and abandon. Opener "Designed to Kill" shoots sparks of sound in all directions, while "Contort Yourself" is a nihilistic dance number wherein Chance instructs listeners to twist into knots, physically and mentally. "It's better than pleasure, it hurts more than pain," he snarls, later imploring, "You better try being stupid instead of smart." Heavily influenced by the showman funk of James Brown (whose "I Can't Stand Myself" the band had covered on No New York) Contortions coined a downtown dance-punk sound that had immediate influence on subsequent No Wave bands?including Place's Bush Tetras and Bronx trio ESG?as well as the burgeoning disco movement. On Buy, Contortions' self-invented template is imprinted so hard into the grooves that it sounds like they're about to break, capturing a combustible band in all it's fiery fury.
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This iconic collection is a must-have release by the worlds greatest rock n roll band. More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) offers hits, some of their best deep cuts, and a whole LP sides worth of rarities previously unavailable in the U.S. when it was originally released in 1972. This indispensable 25-track compilation features covers of Its All Over Now and Not Fade Away, the psychedelic Dandelion, She's a Rainbow, Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow? Out of Time, Tell Me, and We Love You. Rarities include their 1963 debut single Come On, early R&B covers of Fortune Teller and Bye Bye Johnnie, the soulful 1966 U.K. B-side Long Long While, and a cover of Muddy Waters I Cant Be Satisfied, featuring great slide guitar recorded in stereo at Chess Studios. Also included is the stereo version of Child of the Moon, the psychedelic non-LP B-side that was previously only heard on mono prior to 1972.

50th Anniversary Limited Edition. 180g Glow-in-the-Dark vinyl. Gatefold Jacket. Includes set of Gered Mankowitz photo prints. Remastered by Bob Ludwig.


LP 1
SIDE 1:
1. Tell Me
2. Not Fade Away
3. The Last Time
4. It's All Over Now
5. Good Times Bad Times
6. I'm Free

SIDE 2:
1. Out Of Time
2. Lady Jane
3. Sittin' On A Fence
4. Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?
5. Dandelion
6. We Love You

LP 2
SIDE 3:
1. She's A Rainbow
2. 2000 Light Years From Home
3. Child Of The Moon
4. No Expectations
5. Let It Bleed

SIDE 4:
1. What To Do
2. Money
3. Come On
4. Fortune Teller
5. Poison Ivy
6. Bye Bye Johnny
7. I Can't Be Satisfied
8. Long Long While

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R.A.P. Music, the fifth studio album by rapper Killer Mike was originally released in 2012 and is finally back in print. Production was handled by rapper and producer Jamie "El-P" Meline; the album was the first collaboration between Killer Mike and El-P, who would later form the critically acclaimed duo Run the Jewels. R.A.P. Music received widespread acclaim from music critics. It landed on the Year End Best Album lists of Entertainment Weekly, Consequence of Sound, Complex, Chicago Tribune, Paste, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Stereogum, Spin, Vulture, Village Voice, and many more. Killer Mike's breakthrough LP, R.A.P. Music is being reissued by Adult Swim / WaterTower Music.

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Originally released in 1968 as an LA studio concept album, this instrumental album is a remarkable fusion of the psychedelic sounds of sitar and mellotron with angular guitar riffs and hard drum breaks. Featuring a lineup of Ry Cooder, Jim Gordon, Mike Deasy, and The Wrecking Crew (Los Angeles' top studio session musicians). The band recorded only this one album and most of the personnel went on to greater achievements. The quintessence of psychedelic rock in its full-blooming 1968ness. Features original cover artwork by Rick Griffin (Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young). Pressed on clear blue vinyl. Limited edition of 2000 copies

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Released via Columbia Records, Call Me If You Get Lost is Tyler's sixth studio album and includes additional guest appearances from 42 Dugg, Lil Wayne, Domo Genesis, Brent Faiyaz, Lil Uzi Vert, Pharrell Williams, Teezo Touchdown, Fana Hues and Daisy World.
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The legendary show was recorded in 1983 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles and originally released as a single disc highlights album in 1984. This Complete Captured Live Record Store Day release features all fifteen songs performed that night, including fiery versions of Equal Rights/Downpressor Man, African, and Get Up, Stand Up on two colored vinyl LPs, the first solid yellow and blue, the second solid yellow, red, and orange. Available for the first time since 2002.

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SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB [2 LP]

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Esperanza Spalding's new album SONGWRIGHTS APOTHECARY LAB explores how songwriters may incorporate knowledge in consultation with practitioners of music therapy, neuroscience, and more to create music that can have a specific effect on the listener. These 12 new songs were created and recorded with different musicians in her traveling lab over the past several months and follow her GRAMMY Award-winning album from 2019, 12 Little Spells. 2 LP includes 1 bonus track "Formwela 12".

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In 2019, Arlo McKinley played a show at the High Watt in Nashville. While he had years of such gigs on the DIY singer-songwriter circuit behind him, this night was different. In the audience was one of his musical heroes, John Prine. When they met briefly beforehand, Prine, who never gave praise lightly, told Arlo he was a fan.

McKinley recalls, Just that moment, if that's where it ended, it would've been one of the coolest things that ever happened to me, something I remembered forever.

But it didn't end there. Shortly after, he was signed to Oh Boy Records, Prine's indie label. Arlo came into 2020 with the momentum of a new album on deck - his first with a producer and a street team - and an international tour booked. Then things took a strange turn for the world..

As McKinley visualizes the year ahead, he's optimistic that touring will be easier , and that he'll get to play Europe for the first time this summer. When asked what he hopes listeners will get from This Mess We're In, he says, I hope they can identify with things they're too ashamed to talk about or feel. There's such a stigma that goes along with things like addiction and mental health. I just want them to know that I go through all of that stuff too. I would just like to make them feel a little less alone. At least for the 47 minutes of the album, you can remove yourself from the world and just let everything disappear for a bit.

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Originally released in 1990, Boy Child gathered the very best Scott Walker-penned solo material from his first five solo albums for Philips Records. While the original 20-track CD has gone on to become the definitive introduction to the artists early work, Boy Child was only available for a short time as a single vinyl LP with a truncated track list. This expanded 2LP set features the full collection with additional classics such as Always Coming Back to You and 30th Century Man, Angels of Ashes, and the rare non-album track, The Rope and the Colt. The album artwork also includes the original liner notes by Marc Almond from 1990, Neil Hannons notes from 2000, and brand-new notes from Jarvis Cocker (which are exclusive to this edition). Pressed on 180g white vinyl.

Side A:
1. Montague Terrace (In Blue)
2. Such A Small Love
3. The Plague
4. Always Coming Back To You
5. The Amorous Humphrey Plugg
6. The Girls From The Streets

Side B:
1. Plastic Palace People
2. The Bridge
3. It's Raining Today
4. Copenhagen
5. Big Louise
6. 30 Century Man

Side C:
1. We Came Through
2. The Seventh Seal
3. On Your Own Again
4. Angels Of Ashes
5. Boy Child
6. The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated To The Neo-Stalinst Regime)

Side D:
1. Prologue
2. Little Things (That Keep Us Together)
3. Time Operator
4. Thanks For Chicago, Mr. James
5. The Rope And The Colt
6. Epilogue: The War Is Over

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Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Recorded in John Keane's Studio, Athens GA during the demo tracking session in the winter of 1990. The original five; John Bell, Michael Houser, Todd Nance, Dave Schools, Domingo Ortiz with John Keane on guitars, Page McConnell on organ, and Randal Bramblett on sax. Includes liner notes from John Keane and John Bell. 'they provide an interesting snapshot of where the band was at the time; more stripped down and guitar oriented prior to the addition of a full time keyboard player.' - John Keane, Producer & Engineer. 'This was Widespread Panic un-filtered - or, at least self-filtered - filling in almost every cranny with sound and movement.' - John Bell, Widespread Panic.
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Acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician MollyTuttle will release her anticipated Nonesuch Records debut, Crooked Tree, April 1 (on CD and digital. LP will be May 13) with her new bluegrass collective Golden Highway.

Recorded live at Nashvilles Oceanway Studios, Crooked Tree was produced by Tuttle and Jerry Douglas and features collaborations with Sierra Hull, Old Crow Medicine Show, Margo Price, Billy Strings, Dan Tyminski and Gillian Welch. The album explores Tuttles love of bluegrass, which she discovered through her father, a music teacher and multi-instrumentalist, and her grandfather, a banjo player. Across these thirteen tracks, all of which were written/co-written by Tuttle, she honors the bluegrass tradition while also pushing the genre in new directions.

I always knew I wanted to make a bluegrass record someday, Tuttle says. Once I started writing, everything flowed so easily: sometimesIve felt an internal pressure to come up with a sound no ones heard before, but this time my intention was just to make an album that reflected the music thats been passed down through generations in my family. I found a way to do that while writing songs that feel true to who I am, and it really helped me to grow as a songwriter.

In celebration of the new music, Tuttleand Golden HighwayBronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Dominick Leslie (mandolin), Shelby Means (bass) and Kyle Tuttle (banjo)will embark on an extensive headline tour beginning tonight with shows at Seattles Tractor Tavern (two nights), Portlands Mississippi Studios (two nights), Los Angeles Roxy, Salt Lake Citys State Room, Boulders Fox Theatre, Ashevilles The Grey Eagle and Nashvilles Station Inn, among several others. Full details can be found at mollytuttlemusic.com/tour.

In addition to Tuttle (vocals, guitars), Douglas (dobro), Keith-Hynes (fiddle) and Leslie (mandolin), Crooked Tree also features musicians Darol Anger (fiddle), Ron Block (banjo), Mike Bub (upright bass), Jason Carter (fiddle), Viktor Krauss (upright bass), Todd Phillips (upright bass) and Christian Sedelmyer (fiddle) with additional harmony vocals from Tina Adair, Lindsay Lou and Melody Walker.

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Bonnie Raitt is a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose unique style blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, she broke through to the top in the early 90s with her GRAMMY-award winning albums, Nick of Time and Luck of the Draw, which featured hits, Something to Talk About and I Cant Make You Love Me among others. Raitts widely acclaimed 2012 independent release Slipstream sold over a quarter-million copies, making it one of the top selling independent albums, and earned Raitt her 10th Grammy Award (Best Americana Album). In February 2016, Raitt released her highly anticipated 20th album, Dig In Deep (Redwing Records). On tour for much of 2017-2019, Raitt and her band performed in Australia, New Zealand, and Canada before touring as support for James Taylor in stadiums and arenas across the U.S., United Kingdom and Europe. As known for her lifelong commitment to social activism as she is for her music, Raitt has long been involved with the environmental movement and continues to work on safe energy issues, environmental protection, social justice, human rights, and blues/music education.

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Joshua Hedley is a singing professor of country & western, he declares on his raucous and witty new album, Neon Blue. It might sound like a punchline, but its not. An ace fiddle player, a sharp guitarist, and a singer with a granite twang, hes devoted his entire life to the study of this genre. Ask him about it and hell explain: When all my friends went off to college, I went to Nashville. I was 19 years old playing honkytonks and getting an education. His 2018 debut, Mr. Jukebox, showcased his deep knowledge of countrys history, in particular the beery ballads of the 1950s and 60s. His mentors were George Jones, Ray Price, and Glen Campbell, but his most remarkable accomplishment was putting his own spin on their style.

Neon Blue, on the other hand, examines a very different, often forsaken era: the early 1990s. The last bastion of country music, says the professor, was the early 1990s, roughly 1989 and 1996. You could turn on the radio and immediately know youre hearing a country song. You could still hear steel guitar and fiddle. But there was a hard fork around 1996 or 97, when country veered off into pop territory. Neon Blue asks, What if that fork had never happened? What if country kept on sounding like country?

That era may have been dismissed by traditionalists at the time as slick or overproduced, but Hedley finds something exciting in that old hat-act sound, and Neon Blue plays up the excitement of bigger-than-life choruses, the relatable emotions of those sad-eyed ballads, and the inventiveness of the lively production. The sound is modern, he says, but its still discernibly country.

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"On Silver color vinyl. Toro y Mois seventh studio album, Mahal, is the boldest and most fascinating journey yet from musical mastermind Chaz Bear. The record spans genre and soundencompassing the shaggy psychedelic rock of the 1960s and 70s, and the airy sounds of 1990s mod-post-rocktaking listeners on an auditory expedition, as if theyre riding in the back of Bears Filipino jeepney that adorns the albums cover. But Mahal is also an unmistakably Toro y Moi experience, calling back to previous works while charting a new path forward in a way that only Bear can do.

Mahal is the latest in an accomplished career for Bear, whos undoubtedly one of the decades most influential musicians. Since the release of the electronic pop landmark Causers of This in 2009, subsequent records as Toro y Moi have repeatedly shifted the idea of what his sound can be. But theres little in Bears catalog that will prepare you for the deep-groove excursions on Mahal, his most eclectic record to date.
The second the album begins were immediately transported into the passenger seat, jeep sounds and all, ready for the ride Chaz and company have concocted for us. Seeds of some of Mahals 13 songs date back to the more explicitly rock-oriented What For? from 2015. Mahal was mostly completed last year in Bears Oakland studio with the involvement of a host of collaborators, Sofie Royer and Unknown Mortal Orchestras Ruban Neilson to Neon Indians Alan Palomo and the Mattson 2.

I wanted to make a record that featured more musicians on it than any other record of mine, he explains. To have them live on that record feels grounded, bringing a communal perspective to the table. As a result, Mahal is lush and surprising at every turn, from the cool-handed The Loop, which recalls Sly and the Family Stones, to the elastic psych rock of Foreplay and the dizzying Mulatu Astatke- recalling of Last Year.
Lyrically, the album zooms in on generational concerns, picking up where the Outer Peace standout Freelance effectively left off. Bear seems to be surveying the ways in which we connect with technology, media, each other, and what disappears as a result. Cuts like the squishy Postman and the Magazine take a deep dive into our relationship with media in a changing digital world. Its interesting to see how we adapt to this new age. Were so connected, but were still missing out on things, Bear ruminates while discussing the albums themes.

Its not all introspection. Bear cools things down near the albums end with the Mattson 2-featuring Millennium, a laid-back jam with tricky guitar licks about ringing in new times even when everything else seems upside down. Its about enjoying the new year, even when its been shitty, Bear explains. Theres nothing else to do. Finding a sense of joy in the face of adversity is embedded in Mahals DNA, right down to the jeepney that literally and figuratively brings the music out into the community. We know that touring is messed up for now, and large gatherings are a fluke, he explains. Its about the notion of us going out to the people and bringing the record to them. And with the wide-open atmosphere of Mahal, Toro y Moi stands to connect with more listeners than ever before."

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Daniel Rossen knew there was a lot to learn if he was finally going to finish his debut solo album. For nearly two decades, Rossen had been a crucial component of Grizzly Bear, the era-epitomizing act whose shared harmonies and interlaced textures meant he was responsible for only part of a whole. But Rossen left the close-knit nest of Brooklyn many years ago, first for an isolated patch of land in upstate New York and then for the high desert climes of Santa Fe. The whole, as it were, was now his. So Rossen bought an upright bass (one of his instruments as a kid) and played all the parts himself, along with the cello. Best known as a guitarist, he took up woodwinds, too, buying several cheap student models and learning just enough to understand the rudiments. And then, largely at home in Santa Fe, he slowly built the world that is You Belong There, a riveting 10-song reintroduction to a voice that sounds both entirely familiar and fully reenergized by the act of unfettered expression.

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Spiritualized will release "Everything Was Beautiful" via Fat Possum on 2/25/22. It is the ninth studio album from Spiritualized and it comes 30 years after the debut album. This is the follow up to 2018's "And Nothing Hurt". Jason Pierce performs 16 different instrumentsacross the album. It is recorded at 11 different studiosand includes more than 30 musicians across the album. There will be an indie exclusivePink vinyl inserted into a gold foil sleeve, housed in a high gloss UV Jacket that includes a removable pill box with braille inlay. Some assembly required. Designed by Farrow Design.

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On Paint This Town, Old Crow Medicine Show offer a riveting glimpse into American mythology and the wildly colorful characters who populate it. Co-produced by OCMS and Matt Ross-Spang the album pays homage to everyone from Elvis Presley to Eudora Welty while shedding a bright light on the darker aspects of the countrys legacy. Fueled by Old Crow's freewheeling collision of Americana, old-time music, folk, and rock & roll, Paint This Town turns razor-sharp commentary into rapturous sing-alongs.

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Fear of the Dawnis the fourth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, pressed to vinyl at Third Man Pressing, and released by Third Man Records. Pressed on limited astronomical blue vinyl, onlyavailable at independent record stores

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MIKE CAMPBELL & THE DIRTY KNOBS - EXTERNAL COMBUSTION - Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs have announced they will release Campbell's second album as a band leader, following their 2020 critically acclaimed debut album, Wreckless Abandon, on March 4. The new album, titled External Combustion showcases Campbell & The Dirty Knobs' evolution, pushing the band to a new level, jumping ahead in vision and drive, proving the first record was no one-shot deal.
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Run the Jewels - Hip-hop's preeminent collaboration between veteran rhyme-slayers El-P and Killer Mike -have gone from a whim-driven underground rap project to a worldwide sensation since the release of their 2013 debut Run The Jewels. Mixing the industrial grime of New York City with the vibrant bounce of the dirty South, they forge hip-hop's future while adhering to the core tenets of it's bedrock: gymnastic displays of skills, incendiary political rhetoric, merciless braggadocio, battle-honed assholery, R-rated punchlines and a back-and-forth that brings the interplay of the shell-toe Adidas era screaming into our contemporary nightmare.Tearing up the music industry rulebook, their self-titled 2013 debut was originally released through a series of website-crashing free album downloads. Featuring Outkast's Big Boi on Banana Clipper and Prince Paul on Twin Hype Back, it's a "rough and rabid ride"; a "swaggering victory lap for two artists at the peak of their creativity"; and been dubbed "one of the best hip-hop records of 2013".
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Great musical events are often born of both positive and negative energies clashing with one another. And so it was at the Newport Festival in 1960, which had already been rocked by violent tumults even before it started. The allures of commerce raised it's ugly head; the Mingus Band wanted their share and named a fee that the organizers were not willing to fulfill. The echo came quickly: Charles Mingus and Max Roach organized their own festival in the near-by Cliff Walk Manor Hotel, and the "Newport Rebels" were born. Tempers escalated during the Saturday night concert and a commotion broke out when masses of drunken teenagers got into a fight with the security personnel. Newport was on the brink of disaster. Gatefold 180g vinyl LP reissue from Friday Music, mastered by Joe Reagoso.
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This is a color LP that features alternative packaging from the standard LP. The LP package also includes a download of the full album that includes two exclusive bonus tracks.

Luther and Cody Dickinson started North Mississippi Allstars in 1996 as a loose collective of like-minded second-generation musicians who shared a local repertoire and regional style. Over the years the lineup shifted by design, and each NMA record offered up a different combination of collaborators. Set Sail finds the brothers working with Jesse Williams on bass and LamarWilliams, Jr. for the first time.

Set Sail, North Mississippi Allstarss thirteenth album, follows 2019s Up and Rolling, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for the Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2021. Set Sail continues the bandstradition of creating roots music that displays remarkable variety. With their latest record, NMA are able to build upon their self-described sound of Primitive Modernism - a melding of the new and the old, traditional and futuristic, crafted lyrics and improvisational music.

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On his first album in partnership with Verve Records, Kurt Vile pulls his talents as a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer in unexpected directions and the result is a vibrant, yet meditative record propelled by laid-back charm and curious spirit.

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Genesis of Genius: The Contemporary Albums combines legendary Jazz saxophonist Ornette Coleman's albums for Lester Koenig's Contemporary Records. This deluxe box set features Coleman's first albums as a bandleader, Something Else!!! and Tomorrow is the Question!. Both albums were originally recorded by legendary engineer Roy DuNann & have been newly mastered by Bernie Grundman. Includes 32-page booklet with photos & extensive new liner notes by GRAMMYr Award-winning music historian Ashley Kahn.

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Calexico occupy their signature sound on the new album, El Mira- dor; riding the continental divide between dream pop, Mexican folk and Americana. If any band understands how to expand their sound without losing the brilliant essence of the band, its Calexico. Their songs run the gamut from retro-tinged alt-rock, to sentimental folk to southwestern tracks with an impressive display of vision and expertly honed skills. With vocals that intertwine English and Spanish, El Mirador embraces the musical heritage of the southwest, and features guest artists from all musical genres including: Sam Beam (Iron & Wine) who drops backing vocals on Harness the Wind, Jairo Zavala of Depedro is featured vocalist on Cumbia Peninsula Gaby Moreno and Mexican Institute Of Sound are featured on Cumbia Del Polvo.

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Tony Rice was the most influential and emulated Bluegrass guitarist ever. He established the gold standard for both lead and rhythm playing, merging a deep appreciation for tradition with impactful innovation. Rebel Records is pleased to make a gem from his earliest days available again on vinyl. California Autumn was Tony's first serious solo record, produced by the Seldom Scene's John Starling and mixed by the legendary George Massenberg. The material included seven instrumentals that recalled the playing of Tony's mentor, the great Clarence White. The rest featured Tony's plaintive, powerful baritone lead vocals-pitch-perfect and soulful in their own compelling way. This recording is a startling reminder of just how great a vocalist Tony was in his prime, something that may surprise younger listeners who never got to hear him sing live. Remastered from the original analog tapes, this reissue of California Autumn has been updated with new packaging and graphics.
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A fever dream in sonic form, The Alien Coast is the first album St. Paul & The Broken Bones recorded in their hometown of Birmingham. Produced by Matt Ross-Spang (Drive-By Truckers, Margo Price) - the bands fourth full-length is a dizzying convergence of rock & roll and R&B, psychedelia and stoner metal, gospel and jazz-funk. At turns explosive, elegant, and thrillingly unhinged - it makes for a majestic backdrop to the groups visceral exploration of the strangest dimensions of the human psyche.

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Band of Horses sixth album and first record in more than five years. Sonically, the album is a return to their earlier work and the kind of raw ethos that lies at the heart of Band of Horses. Emotionally intense, both on a personal and elemental level, onThings Are Greatwe find band founder Ben Bridwell more autobiographical than hes ever been on record detailing the nebulous frustrations and quiet indignities of relationship changes and what a person will do to make things right.

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Vinyl LP pressing. 2021 release from the acclaimed singer/songwriter. Aimee Mann returns with Queens Of The Summer Hotel, which contains songs inspired by the book Girl Interrupted, written by Susannah Kaysen.
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2020's A Hero's Death saw Fontaines D.C. land a #2 album in the UK, receive nominations at the GRAMMYs, BRITs and Ivor Novello Awards, and sell out London's iconic Alexandra Palace. Now the band return with their third record in as many years: Skinty Fia. Used colloquially as an expletive, the title roughly translates from the Irish language into English as 'the damnation of the deer'; the spelling crassly anglicized, and its meaning diluted through generations. Part bittersweet romance, part darkly political triumph - the songs ultimately form a long-distance love letter, one that laments an increasingly privatized culture in danger of going the way of the extinct Irish giant deer.

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Limited colored vinyl LP pressing. Labor Days is the third studio album by Aesop Rock, originally released by EL-P's Definitive Jux label in 2001. The 14-track double album is regarded as Aesop's definitive collection, featuring production work from Blockhead and Omega One and guest appearances from the likes of Illogic and C-Rayz-Walz. Dark dense beats and intricate rhyme flows weave in and out on this conceptual album about work. 20th anniversary colored vinyl 2LP reissue.
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Eric D. Johnson, the creative force behind Fruit Bats, doesn't spend a lot of time looking in the rearview mirror. But with the 20th anniversary of his first Fruit Bats release (2001's Echolocation) on his mind, it seemed as good a time as any to take stock of his work-and he's doing so in the form of Sometimes a Cloud Is Just a Cloud: Slow Growers, Sleeper Hits and Lost Songs (2001-2021), a two-disc collection that tracks the history of Fruit Bats from it's earliest days to right now. Thoughtfully compiled by Johnson himself, this set is split in two distinct halves. Set in reverse chronological order, the first disc cherry-picks from Fruit Bats' official releases, including fan favorites-"Humbug Mountain Song" from 2016's Absolute Loser and "The Bottom of It" from his 2019 Merge debut Gold Past Life-alongside some of Johnson's more personal choices like "Glass in Your Feet" from Echolocation.

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Roast Fish Collie Weed & Corn Bread is a studio album by Jamaican reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry, released in 1978. Although Perry had been in the Jamaican music business for a long time by 1978, this album, produced by himself at his Black Ark Studio, was the first album he released that only included songs sung by himself. It's considered a rather experimental album, much to the dismay of his record label Island Records, who rejected the album. This significantly worsened the relationship between Perry and his label. Nevertheless, the album went on to become a reggae classic and remains popular among fans of the genre.
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One of the most striking and strangely moving moments onJake Xerxes Fussells gorgeous Good and Green Againan album, his fourth and most recent, replete with such dazzling momentsarrives at its very end, with the brief words to the final song Washing-ton. General Washington/Noblest of men/His house, his horse, his cherry tree, and him, Fussell sings, after a hushed introductory passage in which his trademark percussively fingerpicked Telecaster converses lacily with James Elkingtons parlor piano. Thats the entire lyrical content of the song, which proceeds to float away on orchestral clouds of French horn, trumpet, and strings, until it simply stops, suddenly evaporating, vanishing with no fade or trace, no resolution to its sorrowful minor-key chord progression, just silence and stillness and stark presidential absence. It feels like the end of a film, or the cold departure of a ghost, and is unlike anything else Jake has recorded.

The song provides an apt metaphor for the record as a whole and for Fussells artistic process itself. He appropriated the text from an early 20th century hooked rug by an anonymous Virginian artist depicting exactly what its red-stitched all-caps headline text and caption declares: Mount Vernon, a horse, a cherry tree, and the big man himself, cartoonishly grimacing (or is it wryly grinning? theres not much mouth, just a red-thread wrinkle). George sits cross-legged in foppish leggings and slippers on a blue bestarred chair, with a perfect arch of snow-white wig haloed around his noble head. The rendering of this folk-art artifact ignores perspective and punctuation: every object in the lineup is the same size, and the list of the Generals stuff includes no commas or line breaks, a kind of accidental concrete poem that democratizes the supposedly great democratizer, reducing him to the same prosaic level as his diminutive crib, his prancing pony, and his tart cherries (maybe he is grimacing after all). The image may have been intended as a tribute, maybe even a reverent oneif we forget the fact that its a rug, and that were meant to walk all over itbut it hits as satire in its contemporary context, like a textile version of one of those all-caps cat caption memes. (I CAN HAZ CHERRIES?) The noblest of men looks a bit pathetic here, a little childish with his big-boy toys, a little goofy and alonea little like how the rest of us often feel.

(Now, Jake is certainly no apologist for George Washington, nor for the myriad atrocities of American history, but he recognizes the deep wells of American song are filled from headwaters both fresh and vile. Within its ambiguities, Washington is, for Fussell, a placid protest song that elevates an artist and her rug above a general in his splendor. Its a fragment of the broken ways we speak about history and power, a satirical shard sent to pierce and deflate our pernicious, endlessly regurgitated national mythologies. As such, its adeeply sad song. Its not the only one here.)

Fussell carefully considers such contradictions in his studious choice of songs. Hes distinguished himself as one of his generations preeminent interpreters of traditional (and not so traditional) folk songs, a practice which he approaches with a refreshingly unfussy lack of nostalgia and preciousness, utterly devoid of folkie cosplay. By re-contextualizing ancient vernacular songs and sources of theAmerican South, he allows them to breathe and speak for themselves and for himself; he alternately inhabits them and allows them to inhabit him. His mesmerizing performances reveal the beauty of calling things by their true names, of coaxing old texts and recordings gently through the telescope of time, thereby transmuting them, through his own ineffable alchemy, into something approachably intimate and immediately relevant, something both his and ours.

In all his work Jake humanizes his material with his own profound curatorial and interpretive gifts, unmooring stories and melodies from their specific eras and origins and setting them adrift in our own waterways. The robust burr of his voice, which periodically melts and catches at a particularly tender turn of phrase, and the swung rhythmic undertow of exquisite, seemingly effortless guitar-play-inghere he plays more acoustic than ever beforepull new valences of meaning from ostensibly antique songs and subjects. Whats different about Washington is that its one of four original compositions on the albumthe others are the three instrumentalsa career first for Fussell, who has heretofore been content to remain a vitreous vessel for existing, often anonymous, songs. On Good and Green Again, Jake not only ventures beyond his established mastery of song catching and song making into songwriting, but likewise navigates fresh sonic and compositional landscapes, going green with lusher, more atmospheric and ambitious arrangements. The result is the most conceptually focused, breathtakingly rendered, and enigmatically poignant record of his wondrous catalog. Its also his most deliberately premeditated album, representing his fruitful return to a producer partnership after two self-produced projects, What in theNatural World (2017) and Out of Sight (2019) (William Tyler produced his friends self-titled 2015 debut.) This time James Elkington produced and played a panoply of instruments, bringing to Jakes arcane song choices his own peerless sense of harmony and orchestration, balance and dramatic tension, honed from collaborations with artists such as Michael Chapman, Steve Gunn, Joan Shelley, Richard Thompson, and Jeff Tweedy. Jake knew after a 2018 Midwestern tour together that he wanted to work with Jim, appreciating his open ears, unorthodox influences, and flexibility in following instincts.

The pair enlisted a group of formidable players hailing from Durham,North Carolina (where Fussell lives) and elsewhere, including regular band members Casey Toll (Mt. Moriah, Nathan Bowles) on upright bass, Libby Rodenbough (Mipso) on strings, and Nathan Golub on pedal steel. They were joined by welcome newcomers Joe Westerlund (Megafaun ,Califone) on drums, Joseph Decosimo on fiddle, Anna Jacobson on brass, and veteran collaborator and avowed Fussell fan Bonnie Prince Billy, who contributes additional vocals.

Together this crew is uncannily able to pinpoint that magical place on Jakes musical map where melancholy, quietude, and head-nodding, foot-stomping joy commingle and transcendplaces like, on previous albums, Raggy Levy, Jump for Joy, and The River St. Johns. Album opener Love Farewell (featuring some beautiful singing by Bonnie Prince Billy) rings that bell with an elliptical tale of the folly of war, set to the worlds most heartbreaking goodbye march for a lover left behind. Carriebelle and Breast of Glass each similarly concerns, in its own way, romantic love and leavings. All three songs highlight Jacobsons diaphanous, understated brass parts, tying them together in a true lovers knot. Rolling Mills Are Burning Down, with its distant keening strings and capacious sense of space, observes and mourns the loss of work and community in the wake of elemental disaster. Nine-minute tour de force The Golden Willow Tree, the sole explicitly narrative song herein, is a hypnotic, minimalist rendering of a tragic maritime ballad about scuttling an enemy ship in exchange for wealth and gloryand a captains inevitable betrayal. Its a rejoinder to Love Farewells nave cheer in the face of imminent violence.

If overallGood and Green Again sounds a little sadder and slower than Fussells past records, well, maybe were all a little sadder and slower these days. A smoldering mood of regret and loss pervades, a distinct vibe of vanitas. But three airy instrumentals, all Fussell originalsFrolic, What Did the Hen Duck Say to the Drake?, and In Floridapunctuate the program, offering respite and light in the form of crisp, shuffling play-party tunes, each in turn somewhat more hopeful and exuberant than the last. Their resemblance to lullabies is, perhaps, not coincidental. Fussell and his partner welcomed their first child into the world during the making of Good and Green Again. These lovely songs bear that promise in letters of bright gold.

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LABYRINTHITIS brims with mystic and intoxicating terrain, the threads of Dan Bejarsnotes woven through by allusions at once eerily familiar and intimately perplexing. Therecord circuitously draws ever inward, each turn offering giddy surprise, anxious esoterica,and thumping emotionality at equal odds. Do you remember the mythic beast? Bejar asksat the outset of Tintoretto, Its for You, the albums first single, casting torchlight overthe labyrinths corridors. Delivered in a Marlene Dietrich smolder, Bejars lyrical menaceseeps like smoke through the brazen marchs woozy synths and dizzied guitar. Theressome character here that feels new to me, a low drawl, an evening gown draped over apiano, Bejar says of the song. Throughout, LABYRINTHITIS insists that everythingsnot all right, but that even isolation and dissolution can be a source of joystepping intothe sunlight at the other end of the maze in your ear, Bejar strolling alongside like a wildmaned,
leisure-suited minotaur.

More than an arcane puzzle for the listener, LABYRINTHITIS warps and winds throughunfamiliar territory for Bejar as well. Written largely in 2020 and recorded the followingspring, the album most often finds Bejar and frequent collaborator John Collins seeking themythic artifacts buried somewhere under the dance floor, from the glitzy spiral of It Takesa Thief to the Books-ian collage bliss of the title track. Initial song ideas ventured forthfrom disco, Art of Noise, and New Order, Bejar and Collins championing the over-the-topmadcappery. John is in his 50s, and Im almost there, but we used to go to clubs, Bejarlaughs. Our version may have been punk clubs, but our touchstones for the album weremore true to disco.

Bejar and Collins conducted their questing in the height of isolation, Collins on theremote Galiano Island and Bejar in nearby Vancouver, sending ideas back and forthwhen restrictions didnt allow them to meet. From the vocal manipulation to the layeredelectronics, making this record pushed us to a new place, and reaching that place feltstressful, Bejar recalls. But I trust that that stress is a good feeling. That cuddly anxietyexcels in tracks like Eat the Wine, Drink the Bread.

Lyrically, LABYRINTHITIS embraces a widescreen maximalism, blocks of text dottedwith subversions and hedges. Building from the koans of Have We Met, Bejar continuesto carve his words precisely, toying with expectations and staid symbols, while Collinsproduction reconstructs the pieces into a unified whole. Even though everyone recordedin their own isolated corners, this is the most band record that weve done in the last fewyears, Bejar says. Everythings manipulated, but the band is really present, and our planswound up betrayed by what the tracks wanted. Ive written 300, 400 songs in my adultlifeI dont know how to do anything elsebut this album feels like a breakthrough intonew territory.

That unprepared synchronicity and mutual discovery shines on June, a six-and-a-halfminutetrack that features a blend of funk bass, fluttering synth, and charred poetryrecitation. While Bejar initially envisioned LABYRINTHITIS as a straight dance record(just like Donna Summers greatest hits), the end of June explodes that simplicity intoa million shining pieces, finding joy in mutual discovery instead of isolated certainty.LABYRINTHITIS closes on The Last Song, Bejar singing and strumming all alone, agentle yet no more settled exodus out of the fractured dance party. I try and sneak insweet moments where I can, Bejar laughs. As LABYRINTHITIS closes, the reorientingvertigo lingers, its implacable aura and bewitching lyrics wriggling ever deeper into themind.

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Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2022 release. Bill & Bonnie shared these songs with a travel-challenged world from fall 2020 through Spring 2021; now their online sensation comes home to roost on the good ol' fashioned format in which all these songs were originally heard in the first place! A record to, from, for and dedicated to almost everyone. Hats off! Pants off too! NOW it's a party.
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ALDOUS HARDING / WARM CHRIS Aldous Harding Announces Details Of A New Studio Album, The Follow-Up To 2019'S Acclaimed Designer. For Warm Chris, The New Zealand Musician Reunited With Producer John Parish, Continuing A Professional Partnership That Began In 2017 And Has Forged Pivotal Bodies Of Work (2017'S Party And The Aforementioned Designer). All Ten Tracks Were Recorded At Rockfield Studios And Includes Contributions From H. Hawkline, Seb Rochford, Gavin Fitzjohn, John And Hopey Parish And Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods).
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Im starting to realize that being an outlier and a weirdoit doesnt have to be a bad thing, says Sarah Shook. Shook pauses, then adds with a grin, It can be whatever you want it to be.

Shook is home in North Carolina, talking about Nightroamer, the hotly anticipated new album from their band, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. Backed by white-knuckle playing from Eric Peterson on guitar, Aaron Oliva on upright bass, drummer Jack Foster, and Adam Kurtz on pedal steel, Shook has pulled from Hank Williams, Elliott Smith, the Sex Pistols, and Shooks own inquisitive, open, outlying self to create pop-savvy, honky-tonk punk thats both an escape and a reality checka re-opened wound and a balm. Relationships and life-changing realizations are dissected with honesty and humor, three tight minutes at a time.

When Sarah Shook & The Disarmers released Sidelong four years ago, the irreverent quintets debut turned heads around the world. Then 2018s follow-up Years hooked everyone from Rolling Stone to Vice. This aint no country for hipsters or posers, said No Depression. Its real, raw, mean-and-evil-bad-and-nasty bidness. Then, the first two albums turned into a tease: The pandemic shut down the world, just as The Disarmers finished recording Nightroamer in Los Angeles. The band has had to sit on the albumuntil now.

Nightroamer is worth the wait. This is still a band whose recordings beg to be heard live, either in a punk-rock hole in the wall or honky-tonk roadhouse. Shooks voice is crystallinebut boozy, too, with a cadence that sounds comfortable resting in the pocket before lagging, jumping, or cozying up to the offbeat. What initially may feel like a slip is actually a strokeand listeners cannot get enough.

Produced by Pete Anderson, Nightroamer is the confident next step fans hoped The Disarmers could take. I think this record is different than ones weve done in the past. It feels every bit as expansive as I wanted it to feel, says Shook. I didnt want there to be a shocking, jarring difference, but I definitely wanted it to feel like things are opening up. Its a bigger feeling experience.

Asked what they hope listeners experience, Shook is clear. Music is one of the ways we can connect to other people, they say. Thats my hope: That people feel seen and they feel connected to something that brings them a sense of peace.

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The innovative hard bop of Jackie McLean evolved as the `60s progressed. Inspired by Ornette Coleman, the saxophonist ventured into the avant-garde but never let go of a soulful sense of swing. Destination Out! was his masterwork of inside-out jazz with Grachan Moncur III on trombone, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Larry Ridley on bass and Roy Hayes on drums. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
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Jenny Hval is an Oslo-based musician, composer and writer. Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval'spolyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. She has released several solo albums and novels, including 2018's Paradise Rotand 2020's Girls Against God, both published via Verso Books.

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Cat Power returns with Covers, Chan Marshalls third album of her celebrated reinterpretations of songs by classic and contemporary artists.

On Covers, Marshall reaches back to songs that have affected her from childhood to the present, connecting each with a deeply personal memory. She recalls her grandmothers love for Billie Holidays Ill Be Seeing You and finding a box of cassettes as a teenager that led her to discovering Kitty Wells It Wasnt God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels. She remembers getting chills hearing Iggy Pops Endless Sea in the 1986 Michael Hutchence film Dogs in Space and being a broke artist in her twenties in New York City spending her last dollar to play the Replacements Here Comes a Regular on the jukebox at Monas. She recorded the Pogues Pair of Brown Eyes, which she calls one of her favorite songs of all time, after it reminded her of one friend who passed from cancer and turned to Bob Segers Against the Wind to help her heal from the loss of another.

Alongside covers of rock-and-roll icons from Nico to Nick Cave, Marshall brings her inimitable vocal power and elegant arrangements to songs by contemporary artists, capturing the defiance of Dead Mans Bones Pa Pa Power and the dreaminess of Lana Del Reys A White Mustang. And the album opens with a dazzling cover of Frank Oceans Bad Religion, of which she says, I believe in whatever God is called But I think that the wretched men that have come in history to implement horror on humanity in the name of these religions is something that should be looked at universally.

Finally, Covers finds Marshall, an artist of constant evolution, reworking Hate, a song from her 2006 LP The Greatest on which she sang I hate myself and I want to die. Marshall says she has always felt antsy about the track and reimagined it as Unhate, a new version that looks back on the raw devastation of the original track in the rearview. We all have bad days, she says. We all have shit, trauma, something. There are times when you feel like that. But I needed to make it right.

Marshall self-produced all of Covers; it was recorded in Los Angeles at Mant Studios with Rob Schnapf, who mixed and engineered.

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Bill Fay has always sung about attempting to understand the most universal questions: those of nature, spirituality, humanity. His songs are calming hymns for another chaotic time, he says. His influence can be traced through many artists work, and so it only seemed right to celebrate this with a collection of newer voices interpreting his timeless tracks. Originally released in2010 by David Tibet (Current 93), Still Some Light was released as a double CD, made up of70s album demos (Disc One) and 2009 home recordings (Disc Two). This year, for the first time, this collection of recordings will be pressed to vinyl and released digitally, presented alongside contemporary reimaginings of the tracks by Kevin Morby, Steve Gunn, Julia Jacklin and Mary Lattimore. Bill Fays words and melodies remain unaffected by the passing of time and changing trends; and here alongside the original recordings, these reinvented versions still calmly guide us through another moment of chaos.

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In the afterglow of her acclaimed 2020 album Silver Ladders (a year-end favorite of NPR, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and others), Los Angeles-based harpist Mary Lattimore returns with a culminating counterpart release, Collected Pieces: 2015-2020. The limited-edition LP features new and previously unreleased material, Bandcamp-only singles, and other obscurities alongside standouts from her 2017 tape Collected Pieces. Beyond the vinyl compendium, an expanded tracklist on the cassette/digital version brings more of Lattimores archives together for the first time. Lattimore has described the process of arranging these releases as akin to opening a box filled with memories, and here that box continues to populate, accessible for both the artist and fans. Evocative material separated by years, framed as a portrait of an instrumental storyteller who rarely pauses, recording and often sharing music as soon as it strikes her. Seemingly in constant forward motion for the last five years since her Ghostly debut, Lattimore glances back for a breath, inviting new chances to live in these fleeting moments and emotions; all the beauty, sorrow, sunshine, and darkness housed within.

Opening the cassette version is Mary, You Were Wrong, which mirrors an authors bout with a broken heart. Its about how you have to keep on going even if you make some mistakes, she says. The bittersweet refrain cycles throughout, a little brighter every time, slowly, like the way time tends to heal.

Unreleased track Sleeping Deer came together during Lattimores artist residency on a cattle ranch in Wyoming. She remembers, a small deer whose mother I think had been run over by a car would hang out in the yard. I called him Lollipop and would leave vegetable scraps out. Lollipop returned daily to eat, rest, and wait for more. The music this vision inspired is patient and droning, with light plucks giving way to deeper, vibrating tones, permeating with a sense of anticipation.

Next is a newer single, We Wave From Our Boats, which she improvised after walking her neighborhood during the early days of lockdown in 2020, and shared on her Bandcamp. I would just wave at neighbors I didnt know in a gesture of solidarity and it reminded me of how youre compelled to wave at people on the other boat when youre on a boat yourself, or on a bridge or something. The pull to wave feels very innate and natural. The heart of the track is somber loop, over top which Lattimores synth notes ruminate, each a gentle shimmer of optimism in the most anxious and absurd of days.

Also recorded in 2020, What The Living Do is inspired by Marie Howes poem of the same name, which reflects on loss through an appreciation for the mundane messiness of being human. The echoed, slow-marching track has a distant feel to it, as if the listener is outside of it, watching life play out as a film. Princess Nicotine (1909) scores actual footage, a dream sequence Lattimore imagined for J. Stuart Blacktons surreal silent film Princess Nicotine; or, the Smoke Fairy. She adopted the same approach for Polly of the Circus, explaining it was the name of one of the old silent films discovered in permafrost in the Yukon [featured in the documentary Dawson City: Frozen Time], the only copy that survived and it kind of warped in the aging process.

A trove of pieces are collected here, most recorded in the moment, just Lattimore and her Lyon and Healy Concert Grand Harp, contact mics, and pedals. Theres the one about the American astronauts homecoming (For Scott Kelly, Returned To Earth), the Charlie Chaplin-like character who lost their glasses (Be My Four Eyes). Like her most affecting work, these songs showcase Lattimores gifts as an observer, able to shape her craft around emotional frequencies and scenes. Her power as a musician is rooted in how she sees the world: in vivid detail, profoundly empathic, with deep gratitude for nature and nuance.

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Nils Frahms double album 'Old Friends New Friends' gathers together 23 solo piano tracks recorded between 2009 and 2021, almost all hitherto unreleased but omitted from previous albums and projects for one reason or another.

The album was pieced together during the pandemic as Frahm used the time to arrange his archives, conscious of the sheer number of recordings hed accumulated. Having selected his favourites, he realised how, when he listened to them together, they offered a different spectrum of freedom for me. I forgot that some tracks are ten years old, some two, and theyre all played on different pianos. Instead I remembered how, as a fan, I love albums like this. With a lot of my records theres a point where you feel, This is the centrepiece, but here I wasnt really worrying about that. It still feels like my universe, though, and Im proud that all these things which I never found a way to unite before now work together. Its like I tossed flowers indiscriminately into a vase and then realised it looked exactly right.

The 140g vinyl records come housed in a single-pocket cardboard jacket, and protected by premium anti-static inner sleeves.

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Digitally remastered 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Released in 1964, Crescent is one of John Coltrane's finest albums, featuring the talents of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones. On April 27, the Classic Quartet went to the familiar surroundings of Rudy Van Gelder's Englewood Cliff's studio to begin work on the album that came to be called, Crescent.
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All Them Witches are known for their loud and lengthy live shows. 2020 found the band releasing their critically acclaimed album, Nothing As The Ideal. An album release from this band would traditionally be followed by a lengthy 18-month tour across the globe. Due to an international pandemic, the bands touring plans were brought to a halt. This did not stop All Them Witches from assembling in a studio to broadcast a live set for their fans. The set was roundly received as an amazing performance and fans immediately inquired as to whether or not this show would be available outside of the broadcast. New West Records is proud to present All Them Witches - LIVE ON THE INTERNET.
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Robert Glaspers highly anticipated third installment to the Black Radio album series. Black Radio III,much like both of its predecessors, is a cultural moment that celebrates black love and resilience,features an eclectic group of talented collaborators, and is composed by Glasper who the New YorkTimes proclaims is probably the most prominent jazz musician of his generation. An innovative andessential addition to Glaspers seminal Black Radio series. Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Chartreuse 2 LP.

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Live from Blackalachia is a live album and movie composed of dynamic band arrangements from MosesSumney'sfirst 2 albums. It was recorded in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the summer of 2020, on a stage built on a hill nestled within a 72-acre ranch.

In January 2020, MosesSumneyand band gathered in Western North Carolina to design festival-ready versions of songs fromAromanticismand. After the world shut down and tour was canceled, Moses maintained a desire to share the show, but in a new way. Not just a live stream or recording. A film. A concertfilm.Soin the summer of 2020, the band re-convened in Asheville, and designed the show for Live From Blackalachia. Moses directed the conceptual concertfilm, anddecided to release it in both audio and visual formats.

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Theres A Riot Goin On, Sly And The Family Stones influential masterpiece of darkly psychedelic funk turns 50 in 2021 and to celebrate, there will be a new limited edition version on red vinyl. The album marked a shift in the bands tone, striking a more political and militant vibe while showing Sly Stones disillusionment with the promise of the 60s. At the same time, it was also a big commercial success, hitting #1 on the album charts while the single Family Affair topped the singles charts. Its influence rang throughout the 70s as all of the funk innovators took their cues from this seminal album, and its songs became a favorite for hip hop artist mining sampling gold decades later. It came in at #81 on Rolling Stones Greatest Albums Of All Time and besides Family Affair, the album features the tracks Just Like A Baby and Africa Talks To You (Asphalt Jungle).

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Cat Power returns with Covers, Chan Marshalls third album of her celebrated reinterpretations of songs by classic and contemporary artists.

On Covers, Marshall reaches back to songs that have affected her from childhood to the present, connecting each with a deeply personal memory. She recalls her grandmothers love for Billie Holidays Ill Be Seeing You and finding a box of cassettes as a teenager that led her to discovering Kitty Wells It Wasnt God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels. She remembers getting chills hearing Iggy Pops Endless Sea in the 1986 Michael Hutchence film Dogs in Space and being a broke artist in her twenties in New York City spending her last dollar to play the Replacements Here Comes a Regular on the jukebox at Monas. She recorded the Pogues Pair of Brown Eyes, which she calls one of her favorite songs of all time, after it reminded her of one friend who passed from cancer and turned to Bob Segers Against the Wind to help her heal from the loss of another.

Alongside covers of rock-and-roll icons from Nico to Nick Cave, Marshall brings her inimitable vocal power and elegant arrangements to songs by contemporary artists, capturing the defiance of Dead Mans Bones Pa Pa Power and the dreaminess of Lana Del Reys A White Mustang. And the album opens with a dazzling cover of Frank Oceans Bad Religion, of which she says, I believe in whatever God is called But I think that the wretched men that have come in history to implement horror on humanity in the name of these religions is something that should be looked at universally.

Finally, Covers finds Marshall, an artist of constant evolution, reworking Hate, a song from her 2006 LP The Greatest on which she sang I hate myself and I want to die. Marshall says she has always felt antsy about the track and reimagined it as Unhate, a new version that looks back on the raw devastation of the original track in the rearview. We all have bad days, she says. We all have shit, trauma, something. There are times when you feel like that. But I needed to make it right.

Marshall self-produced all of Covers; it was recorded in Los Angeles at Mant Studios with Rob Schnapf, who mixed and engineered.

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Time Skiffsnine songs are love letters, distress signals,en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns, the collected transmissions of four people who have grown into relationships and parenthood and adult worry. But they are rendered with Animal Collectives singular sense of exploratory wonder. Harmonies so rich you want to skydive through their shared air, textures so fascinating you want to decode their sorcery, rhythms so intricate you want to untangle their sources. Here is Animal Collective's past two decades, still in search of whats next.

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50th Anniversary Edition features direct-to-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray. Included are 4 rare cuts making their vinyl debut, highlighted by the stripped version of the title song, plus six mono single mixes and B-sides. Pressed on 180-gram 2 LP in a tip-on heavy stock gatefold jacket with printed sleeves featuring lyrics, track details, a brief essay honoring arranger David Van De Pitte, and main essay by poet Hanif Abdurraqib.

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On October 8th, Matador Records will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the quintet's long out-of-print second album and label debut, Amanita, with a newly remastered 2xLP reissue.

Formed in 1991, Philadelphia's Bardo Pond have spent some thirty years mapping guitar music's outer limits ' dialing into extremes of noise, chaos, and harmony in free-form compositions that now unfurl across 12 full-length records and a near-limitless body of EPs, cassettes, and CD-Rs Recorded by the lineup of John Gibbons (guitar), Michael Gibbons (guitar), Isobel Sollenberger (voice, flute), Clint Takeda (bass), and Joe Culver (drums), Amanita is the place where the band's spontaneous collective creativity blazed into maturity.

'Amanita was a manifesto of everything we were trying to do,' says Michael Gibbons. It was really a template for everything we did later. We were a real unit ' just so creative, just making up riffs. There were songs, but they were still rooted in our free-improv base. We had a beauty, but we also had a really strong impulse to be dissonant.'

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Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Mere weeks before the world went into lockdown, ground- breaking songwriter and vocalist King Krule performed a handful of concerts following the release of his critically acclaimed third album 'Man Alive!' Recorded during those final shows, the new live album, You Heat Me Up, You Cool Me Down offers fans a glimpse into a tour that never came to be and features a setlist of 17 songs that span the acclaimed artist's entire discography including fan favorites 'Easy, Easy', 'Baby Blue' and more.
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Simply calling Curtis Harding a soul man feels reductive. Harding's voice conveys pain, pleasure, longing, tenderness, sadness and strength-a full gamut of emotions. Today his voice takes on an optimistic lilt with his his new album, If Words Were Flowers. If Words Were Flowers is Harding's first new music since 2018, a follow up to his critically acclaimed 'Face Your Fears" album. It features songs like " Hopeful", where Harding croons with devotion over a classic soul groove, textured with infectious horn playing, background singers and modern psychedelic flourishes. Harding fuels his psychedelic sound with the essence of Soul but isn't bound by it. Instead, his songs convey an eclectic blend of genres leaping from the many musical lives he has lived from following his evangelical Gospel-singing mother on tour around the country as a child to rapping in Atlanta, forming a garage band with The Black Lips' Cole Alexander to singing back-up for Cee Lo Green. Through these experiences he fully embraces life's darkest intricacies and conjures dynamic, addictive melodies
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The B.B. King - Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins Celebrate 5 Decades Of His Masterpiece. Impeccably Mastered From The ABC Bluesway /Universal Music Tapes By Joe Reagoso (Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Ray Charles). Striking Original Gatefold Cover Art Not Seen In Decades. Features B.B. King Classics: "Chains & Things" "Hummingbird" "Nobody Loves Me But My Mother" "You're Still My Woman" & "Ask Me No Questions". Featured Musicians: B.B King, Leon Russell, Carole King, Joe Walsh, Russ Kunkel, Bryan Garofalo, Gerald Jemmott, Hugh McCrackin, Merry Clayton, Clydie King, Shirlie Matthews & Vannetta Fields
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Sturgill Simpson will be releasing his new concept album, The Ballad of Dood and Juanita, on CD on August 20th, vinyl release will be December 3rd. This is the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter's third album in twelve months and his most ambitious project to date.. Written and recorded in less than a week, and featuring the same ace musicians who played on last year's Cuttin' Grass albums, the record tells a classic American story of a Civil War-era couple torn apart by violence and reunited by lovewhat Simpson calls "a simple tale of either redemption or revenge."
I just wanted to write a storynot a collection of songs that tell a story, but an actual story, front to back, says Simpson. He describes the concept album as a rollercoaster ride through all the styles of traditional country and bluegrass and mountain music that I love, including gospel and a cappella.

In a career marked by risk-taking and rule-breaking, Simpson has previously challenged genre conventions with 2016s soul-inflected A Sailors Guide to Earth, which won the Grammy award for Country Album of the Year and was nominated for Album of the Year, and 2019s Sound & Fury, which was nominated for Rock Album of the Year.
The Ballad of Dood and Juanita is available on an indie record store-exclusive CD that includes a printed illustration from the album artwork. A standard CD is also available. On 12/3/21, the vinyl will be available on indie-exclusive Translucent Natural vinyl, and will include another 11x11 print of the illustration on the front cover. Standard black vinyl is also available. Support your local independent record store.
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El Michels Affair follows up the massive success of their full length Yeti Season with The Abominable EP. A collection of unreleased tracks, alternate takes, and instrumentals from the Yeti Season recording sessions.EMA's blending their signature cinematic soul sound with influences from Turkish Funk and the grittiest of Bollywood soundtracks yielded an instant classic The Fader calls "a carnival of dusty funk and soul".The EP starts off with the unreleased gem "Messy Grass" whose synth intro, peppered with distant yeti cries, gives way to a tremendous backing track that Tamer Pinarbasi's Qanun dances over. On "Cham Cham" EMA invites Piya Malik to the microphone again to share her styled storytelling vocals over the instrumental track from Yeti Season's "Perfect Harmony". Where some of the tunes on the EP have vocals added, some of them have them removed letting the band take center stage; "Poison Song", "Uncut Gem", "Smoked", and "Progress" are all instrumen- tal here giving them a wholly different energy than the vocal versions.The EP is being released with two different covers, each one has two paintings from different Ghanaian mobile cinema artists commissioned through Chicago's Deadly Prey Gallery and are interpretations of the original album artwork. One version is paintings by Stoger and Heavy J, who also contributed cover paintings to the Return To The 37th Chamber album. The other version of the cover is two paintings by Teshie and Farkira.
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Endless Boogie emerge from fugue state with a new double LP. Admonitions was conceived a recorded via timewarp between NYC, TX & the Stockholm archipelago. Major growls, Eklow riffs, Sweeney flavors. Mystery players appear as specters in the mirror. 100% guaranteed to drown out paranoid inner dialogue. Onward and inward. This one goes down swinging.
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While attending a show at the Village Vanguard in 2006, it occurred to Christian McBride that he hadn't played there in nearly 9 years, as he'd been touring the world over. In June of 2007, Christian returned to the Village Vanguard with a group consisting of Steve Wilson, Eric Reed, Carl Allen and a young vibraphonist whom he'd recently met, Warren Wolf. Due to prior commitments, Reed could no longer be in the group, but pianist Peter Martin joined the group immediately upon the release of Christian McBride & Inside Straight's first Mack Avenue recording, Kind of Brown, and Peter's been in the piano chair ever since. The Village Vanguard has been McBride and Inside Straight's home for one to two weeks every December. Although many iterations of his groups have played there, Inside Straight was birthed at the Village Vanguard. This particular set was recorded in December of 2014, titled Live at the Village Vanguard.
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Makaya McCraven

Deciphering The Message [LP]

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Drummer, producer & beat scientist Makaya McCraven digs through the Blue Note vaults with this new remix project that puts a modern bounce on jazz classics by Art Blakey, Horace Silver, & more. McCraven's mastery of the loop is akin to hip-hop's most celebrated beatmakers like J Dilla & Madlib, both of whom have also remixed Blue Note tracks, but McCraven's unique approach also incorporates new recorded elements including his own drums, Joel Ross' vibraphone, Jeff Parker's guitar, & more.
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Punch Brothers

Hell on Church Street [LP]

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Hell on Church Street, Punch Brothers newest album, due January 14, 2022 on Nonesuch Records, is the bands reimagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rices landmark solo album Church Street Blues. The record features a collection of songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Bill Monroe, and others. Recorded at Nashvilles Blackbird Studio in November 2020, during a time of great uncertainty, Hell on Church Street was intended as both its own work of art and a gift to Rice, who died that Christmas. Punch Brothers said of Tony Rice and Church Street Blues: No record (or musician) has had a greater impact on us, and we felt compelled to cover it in its entirety, with the objective of interacting with it in the same spirit of respect-fueled adventure that Tony brought to each of its pre-existing songs.

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* THE OHIO PLAYERS/ FRIDAY MUSIC 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL SERIES BEGINS!!! * CELEBRATE YOUR HOLIDAYS WITH THE RETURN OF THEIR MULTI-PLATINUM FUNK MASTERPIECE "FIRE" * FIRST TIME EVER 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL * FIRST TIME EVER SUPER LIMITED TRANSLUCENT RED VINYL * STRIKING ORIGINAL GATEFOLD COVER ART OUT OF PRINT FOR YEARS * PRODUCED BY THE OHIO PLAYERS * MASTERED IMPECCABLY BY JOE REAGOSO (OHIO PLAYERS/EARTH WIND AND FIRE) FROM THE ORIGINAL MERCURY RECORDS TAPES * FEATURES SMASH HITS: "FIRE" "I WANT TO BE FREE" "SMOKE" "RUNNIN' FROM THE DEVIL" & "TOGETHER"

THE OHIO PLAYERS: Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, Clarence "Satch" Satchell, James "Diamond" Williams, Billy Beck, Marvin "Merv" Pierce, Marshall "Rock" Jones and Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks 1974 was a magical year for The Ohio Players, after years of hard work, a plethora of fine recordings and tours, their sixth album "Fire" would become all the things you would want for a hit album- multi-platinum hit songs, multi #1 chart sales in both pop and r&b, and multiple radio formats all over the dial. "Fire" was just the song everyone was looking for in 1974. It had the full fledged funk sound of their many years of stewardship to the soul crowd, as it also brought in first time rockers, pop listeners and a major push from radio and massive television exposure with shows like "In Concert" "Midnight Special" and "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert," The chart topping album was filled with more great fare like "I Wanna Be Free" "Smoke" as well as the soul balladry of "Together" which would all become instant classics which have stood the test of time now for over four decades. Featuring the guitar and vocals of the late great front man Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, his guitar and vocal wizardry along with the keyboard and vocals of the great Billy Beck, along with the musical geniuses of Clarence Satchell, James "Diamond" Williams, Marvin Pierce, Marshall Jones and Ralph Middlebrooks, the Ohio Players were surely on top of their game and for a very long time afterwards thanks to the songs and musicianship displayed on this red hot album. Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first in a series of super limited 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl releases from the great Ohio Players with their chart topping masterpiece "Fire." The first time ever 180 Gram Vinyl release will also be manufactured for a super limited run on smokin' hot red vinyl and it will also be featured in the striking gatefold album cover artwork not seen in years. Produced by The Ohio Players and mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Ohio Players/Earth Wind and Fire) from the original Mercury Records tapes, this fine album will become one of the more important funk album revisits in many years. So, please join us in welcoming the legendary Ohio Players to the Friday Music label where we are celebrating their classic masterwork "Fire" album ....right in time for your holiday season listening and gift giving.

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The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy's highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series shines fresh light on the provocative new musical directions Dylan was taking as a songwriter and a recording artist from 1980 through 1985. In the early 1980s, while the music industry was grappling with the arrival of new trends and technology, from MTV to compact discs to digital recording, Bob Dylan was writing and recording new songs for a new decade, creating an essential new chapters in his studio catalog. Bob Dylan - Springtime In New York (1980-1985) celebrates the rich creative period surrounding Dylan's classic albums Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live performances and more.

In his liner notes for Bob Dylan - Springtime In New York, Damien Love writes, "And that's the real story of this gloriously untrammeled collection. The songs. The songs stripped free of trappings, tampering, passing tastes, and judgements. The songs broken down to the sound of people really doing this, right now, acting on instinct. The songs rough and rowdy, bruised and tender, joking and crying, nagging and striving and yearning. The songs were always there, and here they are still, keeping pace with us."

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In James McMurtrys new effort, The Horses and the Hounds, the acclaimed songwriter backs personal narratives with effortless elegance (Canola Fields) and endless energy (If It Dont Bleed). This first collection in seven years spotlights a seasoned tunesmith in peak form as he turns toward reflection (Vaquero) and revelation (closer Blackberry Winter). Familiar foundations guide the journey. Theres a definite Los Angeles vibe to this record, McMurtry says. The ghost of Warren Zevon seems to be stomping around among the guitar tracks. Dont know how he got in there. He never signed on for work for hire.

The Horses and the Hounds is a reunion of sorts. McMurtry recorded the new album with legendary producer Ross Hogarth (Ozzy Osbourne, John Fogerty, Van Halen, Keb Mo) at Jackson Brownes Groovemasters in Santa Monica, California. Hogarth recorded McMurtrys first two albums, Too Long in the Wasteland and Candyland and later mixed McMurtrys first self-produced album, Saint Mary of the Woods. Another veteran of those three releases, guitarist David Grissom (Joe Ely, John Mellencamp, Dixie Chicks), returns with some of his finest work.

James McMurtry - The Horses and the Hounds [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Slate Grey 2LP]
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The Spaceman Reissue Program edition of Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space promises to give those recordings the fullest spectrum audio and physical treatment theyve deserved since the original release. It will be the third in this series of 180g double albums with the lacquer cut from original sources by Alchemy Mastering, presented in a gatefold jacket adorned by reworked art by Mark Farrow, and available in both a standard black vinyl pressing and limited edition Neptune Blue vinyl, as well as CD.

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Long-considered Charles Mingus' masterpiece, The Black Saint And The Sinner Ladyrepresents high-water marks in both jazz composition and orchestration. An essential work in the history of jazz, this extended work has been performed as a ballet and features original liner notes by Mingus' psychotherapist. Verve's Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.

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Art Blakey's 1960 hard bop classic, The Big Beat, introduced one of the greatest line-ups of the Jazz Messengers with the legendary drummer joined by Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons, and Jymie Merritt. 3 of the 6 tunes were composed by Shorter, but the album is best-known for an unforgettable version of Timmons' enduring hit "Dat Dere." Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
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"Woke up singing a dead man's song..." is the opening line from the Warren Haynes original "Heavy Load," a line of imagery that feels like the beginning of dirt. Blues. On this album, the iconic American band puts their unique musical stamp on an incredible collection of Blues covers and originals. Haynes, the leader of Gov't Mule, hails from a Southern rock tradition of scruffy virtuosity. Gov't Mule is Warren's show, and the Blues is the informing foundation, personal and universal.

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. On his first Blue Note date since relinquishing the Jazz Messengers moniker to Art Blakey, Horace Silver struck gold with the 1956 album, 6 Pieces of Silver, a sterling set of hard bop that introduced his indelible composition "Seor Blues." The pianist was joined by an ace quintet featuring Donald Byrd, Hank Mobley, Doug Watkins, and Louis Hayes. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
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Over the last four decades, Bela Fleck has made a point of boldly going where no banjo player has gone before, a musical journey that has earned him 15 Grammys in nine different fields, including Country, Pop, Jazz, Instrumental, Classical and World Music. But his roots are in bluegrass, and that's where he returns with his first bluegrass tour in 24 years, My Bluegrass Heart. My Bluegrass Heart is the third chapter of a trilogy which began with the 1988 album, Drive, and continued in 1991 with The Bluegrass Sessions. The project features a who's who of some of the greatest instrumentalists in bluegrass music's history alongside some of the best of the new generation of players mandolinists Sam Bush, Sierra Hull, and Chris Thile; fiddlers Michael Cleveland and Stuart Duncan; celebrated multi-instrumentalist Justin Moses, bassists Edgar Meyer and Mark Schatz, and the amazing Bryan Sutton and Molly Tuttle on guitar.

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Donald Byrd's 1975 album, Places and Spaces, featuring the hits "Wind Parade" and "Dominoes," was the culmination of his fusion period. It was his 5th consecutive album produced by the visionary Larry Mizell, and the second to last session Byrd would cut for Blue Note, the label he had been with since 1958. Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series is all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Optimal.
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Things Take Time, Take Time is an assured leap forward for Barnett; a breakthrough really. This is Barnett at her most relaxed, creative and joyful. An exquisite look at the intimate, private world created by Barnett and drummer/producer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint, Cate le Bon, Kurt Vile). It's consequently her most beautiful and intimate record to date.

Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time [ALL EYES ON THE PAVEMENT BLUE LP]
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On their new full-length - the first new music since The Waterfall (2015) - My Morning Jacket reaffirm the rarefied magic that has made them so beloved, embedding each song with moments of discovery, revelation and ecstatic catharsis. It comes after a near permanent hiatus for the band until performing four shows in summer '19 left them with a new energy. Jim James engineered/produced at 64 Sound in LA where the band spent weeks in intentional seclusion emerging with their self-titled 9th album.

My Morning Jacket - My Morning Jacket [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Crush w/ Lemon Splatter 2LP]
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Parquet Courts' thought-provoking rock is dancing to a new tune. Sympathy For Life finds the Brooklyn band at both their most instinctive and electronic, spinning their bewitching, psychedelic storytelling into fresh territory, yet maintaining their unique identity.Built largely from improvised jams, inspired by New York clubs, Primal Scream and Pink Floyd and produced in league with Ro- daidh McDonald (The xx, Hot Chip, David Byrne), Sympathy For Life was always destined to be dancey. Unlike its globally adored predecessor, 2018"s Wide Awake! the focus fell on grooves rather than rhythm.'Wide Awake! was a record you could put on at a party,' says co-frontman Austin Brown. 'Sympathy For Life is influenced by the party itself. Historically, some amazing rock records have been made from mingling in dance music culture ' from Talking Heads to Screamadelica. Our goal was to bring that into our own music.'

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This newly discovered live-recording of a performance of the Love Supreme suite is a revelation. Recorded at The Penthouse in Seattle on October 2, 1965, this recording transports the listener to a prime seat for piece of musical history. While not studio-quality audio, the power of the performance shines through. This version is also of the full suite and features an expanded band that includes the same Classic Quartet and Pharoah Sanders in his first official gig as part of Coltranes group.

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle [LP]
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Mastodon

Hushed And Grim [Limited Edition Clear 2LP]

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Mastodon will release their anxiously awaited ninth full-length album, HUSHED AND GRIM, on October 29, 2021 via Reprise Records. Over the past year, the group recorded the album in their hometown, collaborating with producer David Bottrill [Tool, Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel] behind the board. As their most ambitious body of work to date, it consists of 15 tracks, surveying sonic landscapes of rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog threaded together by the innately expressive musical interplay of these four musicians. At the same time, an atmosphere of loss, loneliness, and longing permeates through the trio of cathartic vocals as they musically say goodbye to old friend, confidant, and longtime manager the late Nick John by architecting a magnum opus that bears the influence of his eternal memory.
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Billy Strings

Renewal [2LP]

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One of the top emerging artists across all genres of music, Billy Strings has made his most ambitious album to date with Renewal, a 16-song collection that effortlessly positions him as a singular talentone who reveres the history of the acoustic music that inspired him, while pushing it forward into new spaces and audiences through his incredible live shows.

Serving as a reflection of Strings diverse musical influences, Renewal reaches well beyond bluegrass with elements of heavy metal, jam bands, psychedelic music and classic rockeven though its still primarily an acoustic record. The album follows his Grammy Award-winning project, Home, as well as industry recognition ranging from Pollstars Breakthrough Artist of the Pandemic to the International Bluegrass Music Associations Guitar Player of the Year and New Artist of the Year.

Ive learned, youve just got to let the song do its thing, shares Strings. So thats what I try to dowrite songs and let them come out however they do.

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Let It Come Down is the fourth album by the rock band Spiritualized, released in 2001. It was recorded and produced at Abbey Road and AIR Studios. It took Jason Pierce, Spiritualized's lead singer, guitarist and sole constant member four years to write, perform, produce and release. The album utilizes 115 session musicians, including orchestra and London Community Gospel Choir.

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Sturgill Simpson will be releasing his new concept album, The Ballad of Dood and Juanita, on CD on August 20th, vinyl release will be December 3rd. This is the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter's third album in twelve months and his most ambitious project to date.. Written and recorded in less than a week, and featuring the same ace musicians who played on last year's Cuttin' Grass albums, the record tells a classic American story of a Civil War-era couple torn apart by violence and reunited by lovewhat Simpson calls "a simple tale of either redemption or revenge."
I just wanted to write a storynot a collection of songs that tell a story, but an actual story, front to back, says Simpson. He describes the concept album as a rollercoaster ride through all the styles of traditional country and bluegrass and mountain music that I love, including gospel and a cappella.

In a career marked by risk-taking and rule-breaking, Simpson has previously challenged genre conventions with 2016s soul-inflected A Sailors Guide to Earth, which won the Grammy award for Country Album of the Year and was nominated for Album of the Year, and 2019s Sound & Fury, which was nominated for Rock Album of the Year.
The Ballad of Dood and Juanita is available on an indie record store-exclusive CD that includes a printed illustration from the album artwork. A standard CD is also available. On 12/3/21, the vinyl will be available on indie-exclusive Translucent Natural vinyl, and will include another 11x11 print of the illustration on the front cover. Standard black vinyl is also available. Support your local independent record store.
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For the Grateful Dead's second live album, released two years after its predecessor LIVE/DEAD, the band delivered an equally magnificent, but entirely different, Grateful Dead sound. Whereas LIVE/DEAD was a perfect sonic encapsulation of the band at the peak of their Primal Dead era, SKULL & ROSES captures the quintessential quintet, the original five piece band, playing some of their hardest hitting rock 'n' roll (`Johnny B. Goode,' `Not Fade Away'), showing off their authentic Bakersfield bona fides (`Me & My Uncle,' `Mama Tried,' `Me & Bobby McGee'), and some originals that would be important parts of the Dead's live repertoire for the next 24 years (`Bertha,' `Playing In The Band,' `Wharf Rat'). Of course, the Dead were never defined by one specific `sound' and amongst the aforementioned genres and styles the band brought to this album, they also delved deeply into their psychedelic, primal playbook with an entire side dedicated to their 1968 masterpiece `The Other One.' This is one of the most deeply rich and satisfying tracks preserved on an official Grateful Dead album, up there with LIVE/DEAD's `Dark Star' and EUROPE '72's `Morning Dew.' SKULL & ROSES sounds as fresh today as the first time I heard it in 1985, and as fresh as it was upon its spectacularly well-received release in 1971." - David Lemieux

Not only did SKULL & ROSES serve up supremely fine tunes, it was also the one that scored the Grateful Dead their very first Gold record, introduced the world to the iconic skeleton babe Bertha, and asked the questions - Who are you? Where are you? How are you? - giving birth to the first official generation of Dead Heads.

DEAD FREAKS reunite on June 25th for the release of the remastered original album on 180-gram 2LP. We've got exclusive black & white propeller colored vinyl - limited to just 5,000 units. Get it here.

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Internationally beloved soul-blues rocker tells a timeless tale of young man bitten by the blues bug. He masters the craft and sets out for fame and fortune, only to realize that what he left behind is what he's been looking for all along. An infectious collection of songs that stand on their own tell the story in vivid lyrics backed by Castro's patented roadhouse rock, soulful ballads and deep, greasy grooves.
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Daptone celebrates 20 years of soulful music with the release of The Daptone Super Soul Revue "LIVE at the Apollo". Performed and recorded over three nights in front of a sold-out crowd at The World Famous Theater in Harlem, NY (December 4th - 6th, 2014), this album brings the electrifying performances that helped put Daptone on the map directly to your living room! Featuring live sets from Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Antibalas, The Budos Band, Menahan Street Band, Saun & Starr, The Sugarman 3, as well as our em-cee, Binky Griptite. This album is lovingly dedicated to the memory of our dear friends Sharon, Charles, Naomi, and Cliff.

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A collection of new arrangements of Biblical psalms composed and performed by acclaimed guitarist Nathan Salsburg. Following Third (2018) and Landwerk (2020), Psalms was born of a desire for some kind of rigorous and creative Jewish engagement. Though it's origins were solitary, the album was recorded with many collaborators (James Elkington, Joan Shelley, Will Oldham, Spencer Tweedy) leading to a sweeping and lush conversation with the past.
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Blues music is revered for its timelessness. The best bluesno matter how old sounds as fresh and visceral today as it did when first recorded. The high-energy electric blues trio GA-20 guitarist Matt Stubbs, guitarist/vocalist Pat Faherty, and drummer Tim Carman know this well. The bands dynamic self-penned songs sound and feel as fresh and real as the old blues they love and perform, including songs by Otis Rush, J.B. Lenoir, Howlin Wolf, Junior Wells and especially their favorite, Hound Dog Taylor.

Legendary six-fingered Chicago bluesman Theodore Roosevelt Hound Dog Taylor always knew how he wanted to be remembered, declaring, When I die theyll say, he couldnt play shit, but he sure made it sound good! His first full length recording in 1971 was also the first album on now world-famous Alligator Records, Hound Dog Taylor & The House Rockers. In fact, label president Bruce Iglauer founded Alligator for the sole purpose of recording and releasing that album. Now, Colemine Recordsworking in partnership with Alligator Recordswill release GA-20s new full-length album, Try It...You Might Like It! GA-20 Does Hound Dog Taylor, featuring 10 songs written or performed by the Chicago blues legend. From the fiery first single and album opener Shes Gone to the blistering Sadie to the all-time Hound Dog classic Give Me Back My Wig, GA-20 deliver one electrifying track after another. As a follow-up to their Billboard-chart-topping Lonely Soul LP, a full worldwide tour will accompany this release, surely to galvanize the blues scene around GA-20!

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The War On Drugs announce I Dont Live Here Anymore, their first studio album in four years, out October 29th on Atlantic Records. Over the last 15 years, The War on Drugs have steadily emerged as one of this centurys great rock and roll synthesists, removing the gaps between the underground and the mainstream, making records that wrestle a fractured past into a unified and engrossing present.

Just a month after A Deeper Understanding received the 2018 Grammy for Best Rock Album, the band retreated to upstate New York to jam and cut new demos. It was the start of a dozen-plus session odyssey that spanned three years and seven studios, including some of rocks greatest sonic workshops like Electric Lady in New York and Los Angeles Sound City.

The War On Drugs 2022 tour takes the band to some of the largest venues theyve ever played, including their first headlining show at MadisonSquare Garden, as well as Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium, the Bill Graham Civic Center in San Francisco, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, two nights at the Chicago Theatre, Philadelphias Metropolitan, the House of Blues in Boston, and beyond.

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Vinyl LP pressing. Brian Jackson JID008 is the first full album released by the great man in 20 years and it's a testament to his multifaceted talents that while there are moments throughout that hint at his game-changing history and track record, for the most part it reveals a musician whose considerable lessons learned from the past only serve to keep his eyes firmly fixed on the future. It's a masterclass in unbridled and open-minded creativity, no different from what Brian did half a century ago. The ease and comfort with which his ideas integrate with those of musicians a generation younger than him bears this out. To listen to this album is to hear a hot up-and-coming musician who also happens to be a major jazz-funk legend.
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"The dancer wants to get in a groove and stay there until he has exhausted his invention or his body. The timescale and momentum of any physical activity is vastly different from the attention span of listening."Albert Goldman "A good remix is when the remixer's sonic fingerprint is present, without sounding forced. It should feel like it's own story, with at least some of the same characters as the original." Khruangbin The art of the remix has been around for several decades, from the fervid imaginations of JA pioneers like Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid or King Tubby to the disco enthusiasts of New York, such as Tom Moulton, who bequeathed us the modern iteration of the remix and provided a template from which most remixers still work. Moulton's first commercial remix, a reworking of BT Express' appropriately-named 'Do It 'Till You're Satisfied', which stretched it from three minutes to a luxurious five, assisted the band in securing it's first Billboard R&B Number One, as well as providing a pathway for remixers like Walter Gibbons, Larry Levan, Richie Rivera and Tee Scott, to completely reinvent the concept of a remix (and in some instances, deconstructing the idea of what comprised a song). It has subsequently been used as a marketing tool, a dancefloor-devastator, a gimmick (both cheap and expensive) or even as a way of reaching a different audience (think Tori Amos' 'Professional Widow'). Khruangbin are no slouches when it comes to the remix themselves. They've been reworked before, in 2016, with the highly collectible EP on Boogiefuturo. But this time, they're taking it a step further with an album dedicated to the art. Entering the tight-knit world of a Khruangbin song can be a little daunting. They have created this entire universe in which the trio seem to function telepathically in the way the music is composed, arranged and played. To mess with their delicate eco-system can invoke feelings similar to that of an unwanted guest crashing a good-time party. "We write our music to be interpreted; this is another wonderful interpretation of the music," reassure Khruangbin. "There is something very vulnerable about letting others work on your music. But through the correspondence with the different artists, we gained a bigger connection to the songs themselves." The choice of remixers for this album is neither arbitrary nor accidental. They're not names picked randomly out of a hat or chosen via a throw of the dice. All have some connection to the band, sometimes personal friendships, musical connections, or simply mutual musical appreciation. Harvey Sutherland and Ginger Roots have both toured with the band, Kadhja Bonet and Ron Trent had their own mutual fan club going on, Knxwledge sampled 'White Gloves' on a recent mixtape, Natasha Diggs and Soul Clap's Eli's are recent buddy-ups, Quantic is a mutual friend of Bonobo (crucial in the KB origin story), while I've known Laura for number of years; plus she is also godmother to one of Felix Dickinson's kids. Doesn't get much more intimate than that, right? Some of these remixes were specifically made so you can dance your ass off while getting down to the Khruangbin sound, while some might better be appreciated horizontally with headphones on, wearing fashionably loose clothes. The choice is yours. But all were made with love and respect for Khruangbin. "A good remix deconstructs, recontextualizes, or simply extends a good time," say the band. Amen and out. Bill Brewster
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Deluxe edition of the groundbreaking, genre-defying second album by Alabama Shakes. Certified gold and the winner of four Grammys, Rolling Stone called "Sound & Color a "weirder, woozier, fiercer and sexier record than their debut in nearly every way. This repackaged set features revised artwork, new photos, and seven bonus tracks pulled from unreleased studio material, b-sides and live songs cut at the world renowned Capitol Records Studio A.

Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color: Deluxe Edition [Red/Black/Pink Mixed Color-in-Color 2LP]
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The horse still bucks, the band still funks, and well... The fire still burns. That's right-Country Funk is back. In the summer of 2012, a new sound blew in from the dusty desert. It was a sound difficult to pin down, to codify; a sound that, like some wild horse, resisted one's grasp. But this was no trend, no flash-in-the-pan movement, no shotgun marriage of styles, no ma'am. This sound went back decades, back to the latter half of the 1960s and early 1970s when adventurous artists started to blend country hoedown harmony with the elation of gospel, the sexual thrust of the blues and a touch of inner-city grit. This was a new sound with a simple name: Country Funk. Country Funk 1969-1975, first released in 2012 and co-produced by Zach Cowie, Patrick McCarthy and Matt Sullivan, brought together a disparate group of artists that were neither bound by geography nor a shared ideology, but connected through the simple feel of their songs. Country Funk is alternatively playful and melancholic, slow jammin' and booty-shakin'. It's a sound both studio slick and barroom raw, as evident in the artists featured on Volume I: Johnny Adams, Mac Davis, Dale Hawkins, Tony Joe White, Bobbie Gentry, Larry Jon Wilson, and many others. Just two years later, we chased Volume I with a new collection of songs for Country Funk 1967-1974 (LITA 116, 2014). Volume II didn't let up, dealing out all the loose-talking and lap-steel twangin' one could handle. Heavy hitters like Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and J.J. Cale shared barstools with the lesser-known voices of Bill Wilson, Donnie Fritts and Thomas Jefferson Kaye. With Country Funk Volume III 1975-1982 (LITA 194) we're here to say there's more funk left in the trunk yet. This time around, the jeans are tighter, the hair is bigger and the disco ball spins along to a country-synth beat. Produced and compiled by Jason Morgan (Bay Area DJ/collector) and Patrick McCarthy (co-producer/compiler of Volume I & II), the tracklist features regulars Dolly Parton, J.J. Cale, Larry Jon Wilson and Tony Joe White (whose track is released here for the first time) alongside new faces like Steven Soles, Gary & Sandy, Conway Twitty, Travis Wammack, Billy Swan, Rob Galbraith, Brian Hyland, and so many more. As the 1970s began to wane and the 1980s approached, the Country Funk pallet expanded to include disco beats, heavy Moog synth bass lines and more clavinet than you could shake a stick at. Volume III shows artists continuing to buck traditional country tropes and production while embracing modern soul, disco, and coked-up 80s synth-pop. This is the true soundtrack of the Urban Cowboy. Saddle up, partners.
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Newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo as guided by the original "reproduced for disc" version by Phil Spector.

The Super Deluxe Edition includes 27 unreleased session recordings, a 4-track Let It Be EP, the 1969 unreleased 14-track "Get Back" stereo LP mix by Glyn Johns, and a 100-page hardback book with an intro by Paul McCartney, track-by-track recording information, and many unseen photos, notes, and more.

A slipcase box set houses the 4 LPs, 12" EP, and hardbound book.

The Beatles - Let It Be: Special Edition [Super Deluxe 4LP + 12in EP Box Set]
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Emerging singer, songwriter and musician Taylor McCall will release his anticipated full-length debut album, Black Powder Soul, September 24 via Thirty Tigers.Produced by Sean McConnell (Michael Franti, Wade Bowen), Black Powder Soul is the product of a winding musical journey for McCall that began at age seven when he received his first guitar. In the years since, the South Carolina native and avid outdoorsman and fisherman has formed his own sense of unique musicianshipincorporating self-taught styles that fit each song rather than following conventional techniques. With Black Power Souls fourteen tracks, including a special prologue featuring the voice of his late grandfather, McCall explores the balance of good and evil, destruction and healing and the importance of having faith in the darkest of times.

Reflecting on the album, McCall shares, This, to me, felt like what Id been dreaming about for yearsBlack Powder Soul is the circle of life: youre dropped off here, by the old ship of Zion, and everything in between is life itself, from good to bad. The things that clutter up the pure soul are all in here. We all have a black powder soul that can explode, but there is redemption in all of us too.
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Jackson Browne

Downhill From Everywhere [LP]

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Nearly five decades since his debut LP, the songs on Jackson Brownes new album Downhill From Everywhere sustain the soulful intimacy of his first release, combined with a power and wisdom gained from a life pursuing positive change.

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The scenery of Thorns rural South is changing. The trailer parks, gravel roads around Tupelo and high school beauty queens flicker in the rear-view mirror. Two years ago, Thorn returned to his early gospel roots with the release of Dont Let the Devil Ride.

In contrast with earlier work that riffed on short-term love affairs, as well as kissing the right one good-bye, the writing on Thorns upcoming release, Never Too Late To Call features music from a man who is with the right one and is happy to be there.

This offering, seven years in the making, features all original material, some songs written by Thorn, others co-written with his friend and longtime manager Billy Maddox. The album was recorded at Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis and produced and engineered by Grammy winning wunderkind Matt Ross-Spang.

In the case of what is arguably the albums most tender composition, Sapphire Dream, Thorn teamed up with his daughter Kitty Jones, who co-wrote the song and accompanies her dad on vocals:

Jeweled birds fly under crushed velvet skies
And the blue rain dont fall on me
The sun is on our face; its a perfect place
And the one I love is here with me, in my sapphire dream


Particularly poignant is Breaking Up For Good Again. On this track, Thorn is accompanied by his wife Heather. Their harmonizing is not only lovely, but resonates with a ring of truth known to two who have driven together that rutted, bumpy road every married couple must travel.

Theres a theme running throughout the record about people needing each other and reaching out to each other, Thorn said.

As is the case with all of Thorns songs, the albums title track, Its Never Too Late to Call, comes with a story.

He wrote the song for his sister Deborah who died in 2018. When Thorn was on the road, hed long to talk to someone after his shows, hours after the members of his immediate family were asleep. But his sister, a night owl, would often stay up all night.

I could call her and shed always be awake, Thorn said. I wrote that song about her.

The song is one more example of a distinguishing characteristic of Thorns work a quality his fans love the intensely personal nature of his lyrics. Thorns music has always been a reflection of where hes been or where he is in his life. On Never Too Late to Call, we find mellower Paul Thorn. The razor wit and the gently humorous commentary on lifes existential questions are in evidence, but here there is a peace about his lifes journey. Or, to put it in his words, Ive been such a lucky boy. Im crying two tears of joy.

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Asleep At The Wheel is celebrating their 50th Anniversary with the release of Half A Hundred Years. The nineteen tracks feature original band members, current band members and guest artists. The special guest artists are Lyle Lovett, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Willie Nelson, and Emmylou Harris. Tracks 1 - 11 are new songs featuring the original band members. Tracks 12 -16 are old songs featuring the current band members and Asleep At The Wheel alumni. Tracks 17 - 19 are songs from the vaults that have never been released and track 14 features the current and the two previous female band members.

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The seven studio albums from 1979-2017, including Bad Love which will be on vinyl for the first time, all pressed on black vinyl and together as part of RSD Drops.

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Neil Young

Carnegie Hall 1970 [2LP]

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On December 4th 1970, Neil Young played two legendary solo acoustic shows at New Yorks Carnegie Hall. The 23 songs in this set (2 LP & 2 CD) have been mixed from the original inch tapes by Young and Niko Bolas. This is the early show which has never been bootlegged or circulated, and is the first release in Neils new Official Bootleg Series.
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Franz Ferdinand is the self-titled debut album from the band originally released in 2004.
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The Metallica Blacklistcelebrates the 30th anniversary and enduring influence of the iconic Black Album, with one of the most ambitious projects ever conceived by the Metallica team: An unprecedented 50+ artists spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, each contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite Black Album song. All profits from The Metallica Blacklist will be split evenly between the All Within My Hands Foundation and 50+ charities chosen by the artists who play on the album. All music overseen by executive producer Giles Martin.

The seven LPs will be housed in die-cut jackets with a booklet in a library-style slipcase. Comes with an MP3 download card.

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While spending time trying to conquer the audio of live-stream athome performances, I got better acquainted with my friend Adam McDaniel, an engineer and producer in Asheville, NC. Adam and I had known each other for years. When the band was a bit smaller I'd often rent his studio, Drop of Sun, for pre-recording / pre tour rehearsals. Summer 2020 was tough for many reasons. But Adam and his wife Emily opened their home to me and made it a safe space to create and let go. I had an idea to record some covers and bring some of the band into the mix, or add other players. I wanted to record 80's songs that I'd overheard walking the aisles at the grocery store, and I needed to laugh and have fun and be a little less serious about the recording process in general. I thought about completely changing some of the songs and turning them inside out. I'd heard "Gloria" by Laura Branigan for the first time at a family Christmas gathering and I was amazed at all the aunts who got up to dance. I imagined them all dancing and laughing in slow motion, and that's when I got the idea to slow the entire song down and try it out in this way. I felt that "Safety Dance" by Men Without Hats could be reinterpreted to be about this time of quarantine and the fear of being around anyone or having too much fun. It made me wonder, is it safe to laugh or dance or be free of it all for just a moment? I know it's not really in my history to do something unintentional or just for the hell of it but my connection to these songs is pretty straightforward, I just wanted to have a little fun and be a little more spontaneous, and I think I needed to remember that I could!
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Back by popular demand, the critically acclaimed release by tenor saxophone icon Charles Lloyd, is available once again as a deluxe, limited edition180g, 2LP 2nd pressing - newly remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, cut at 33 1/3 RPM and pressed by RTI.

This album features guitarist Gbor Szbo, Ron Carter and drummer Pete La Roca captured live in 1965 at Judson Hall and Slugs in New York City. The extensive booklet includes essays and rare photos.


Disc One (Judson Hall):
Side A
1. Sweet Georgia Bright (17:49)
2. How Can I Tell You (11:57)

Side B 1. Lady Gabor (12:50)

Disc Two (Slugs):
Side C
1. Slugs Blues (12:57)
2. Lady Gabor (13:53)

Side D 1. Dream Weaver (15:25)

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To say In Heaven is about conquering grief would be oversimplifying everything Tim Showalter has achieved on the eighth studio album from Strand of Oaks. A stunning, hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment, In Heaven is a triumph in music making, and a preeminent addition to the Strand of Oaks discography.

In late 2018, Showalters wife, Sue, lost her mother in a car accident. Soon after, Stan, the cat they both adored, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Showalter quit drinking so he could take better care of his wife and help rebuild the life they shared. And within months, they decided to pack up and move across the country from Philadelphia to Austin, Texas. It was an irrational decision made at the height of a terrible time, but its one that shaped so much of what In Heaven is about.

In Heaven was recorded in October 2020 with Kevin Ratterman at Invisible Creature in Los Angeles. Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket) is featured on guitar throughout the record, while James Iha (The Smashing Pumpkins) contributed vocals and guitar for Easter. Bo Koster (MMJ, Roger Waters) provided keyboards, Cedric LeMoyne (Alanis Morrissette, Remy Zero) bass, Scott Moore violin, and Ratterman monstrous drums. Showalter also played a lot of synth on this record, which he hasnt done since 2014s HEAL. With clean sounds, Jeff Lynne-esque acoustics, and sophisticated songwriting, he approached In Heaven in a more poised and pop-leaning way than his past releases.

I wanted to strive for something greater than what I thought I was capable of.

The result is something extraordinary, as Showalter has crafted a poignant narrative that transcends his personal experiences and achieves a universality rooted not only in loss but joy, celebration, and newfound strength. The gorgeous opener Galacticana finds him telling us I dont want to drag you down, a reassurance that his intentions lie in uplifting. But theres a duality present throughout In Heaven that is palpable, as felt on Easter, an exuberant pop anthem featuring jaunty guitar and ethereal vocals courtesy of Iha, that both celebrates Showalters new life and references his efforts to stop the boat from sinking. Its a powerful sentiment echoed in slow burner Hurry, which showcases some exceptional shredding by Broemel, and beyond, as Showalter explores mortality and a heightened sense of his own existence, intensified by a world where he no longer uses alcohol to cope.

Pairing smart, imaginative lyrics and striking arrangements, tracks like Carbon and its magnificent violin stand out, as does Sister Saturn with its funky, sinuous groove, and the sublime Horses at Night, which features one of Showalters most exquisite melodies to date. Theres also a discernible current running through In Heaven of homage to some notable losses in musicJohn Prine, Jeff Buckley, and Jimi Hendrix all play a partfor In Heaven is about moving beyond sadness or anger to a state of gratitude that we ever had these people to begin with. And while every song provides some clue to Showalters personal heaven, the jubilant Jimi and Stan says it all, wherein Hendrix and his beloved cat Stan are hanging out, going to shows, and looking at stars together.

And as our musical odyssey ends in the warm embrace of Under Heaven, the weight of everything Showalter has manifestedthe beauty, and the sadness, and the immensity of it allhits with tremendous impact. But any sense of hopelessness or melancholy yields to a different feeling entirely, just as he intended. Perhaps were feeling stronger, more prepared for something. Or maybe its just a reminder: call your parents, text your friends, hug your pets. Listen to your favorite records. And think about what it means to be alive.

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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Pianist McCoy Tyner was an acknowledged force of nature. On the aptly named Expansions, Tyner fronts a remarkable band consisting of Woody Shaw, Wayne Shorter, Gary Bartz, Ron Carter, Herbie Lewis, and Freddie Waits. Standouts in a program of four Tyner originals and one standard include the masterpiece "Peresina" and the opening track "Vision." Blue Note Tone Poet Series features all-analog, remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging. Produced by Joe Harley. Mastered by Kevin Gray.
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Presented for the first time ever on vinyl! Audiophile 180g pressing of the seminal 1995 Cris Cross albums showcasing Brad Mehldau & Mark Turner. Remastered from the original tapes. "Consenting Adults" captured all of us when we were right at the beginning of developing our own voices" - Brad Mehldau

Side A:
1. Belief
2. Little Melonae I
Side B:
1. Phantasm
2. Afterglow
Side C:
1. Limbo
2. Consenting Adults
Side D:
1. From This Moment On
2. Peace
3. Little Melonae II

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After the incredible success of Polygondwanaland in 2017, Diggers Factory wants to give everyone a chance to get their lucky hands on this King Gizzard album.
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Modest Mouse - The Golden Casket (White & Sky Blue Vinyl)Standard Weight 2-LP TBD COLOR Vinyl wrapped with an APET Obi Sleeve. Gatefold Jacket with Die Cut Front Panel, & - 24" x 36" Poster Folder. Limited edition subject to allocation - EXCLUSIVE RESTRICTED TO INDIES (AND ARTIST D2C) EXPLICIT
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Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. The first of Sonny's albums for Impulse!, this 1965 collection caught Rollins at the peak of his creative powers, and is arguably the tenor hero's best for the label-an intense, freewheeling set, featuring classic takes on "On Green Dolphin Street" and "Three Little Words" in the company of Ray Bryant (piano), Walter Booker (bass) and Mickey Roker (drums).
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Low

Hey What [LP]

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Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share, Low present HEY WHAT. These ten pieceseach built around their own instantaneous, undeniable hookare turbocharged by the vivid textures that surround them. The ineable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life raft. Layers of distorted sound accrete with each new verse - building, breaking, colossal then restrained, a solemn vow only whispered. There will be time to unravel and attribute meaning to the music and art of these times, but the creative moment looks FORWARD, with teeth. HEY WHAT is Low's thirteenth full-length release in twenty-seven years, and their third with producer BJ Burton.

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Hella Love, the Hardly Art debut from Marinero, is an album about closing a chapter. It's Jess Sylvester's grand farewell, and love letter to his hometown and the place he grew up, The San Francisco Bay Area, before relocating to Los Angeles after finishing his debut release. Using the moniker Marinero (which means "sailor" in Spanish), Jess Sylvester was drawn to this name as a means to honor his parent's stories - his father, a sailor, and mother, a Mexican-American who grew up in San Francisco. This record blends many worlds from beginning to end, and as you go deeper it hits harder. It's his goodbye to The Bay. Pulling sonic influences from classic Latin American groups and international composers from the 60's & 70's: Los Terricolas, Ennio Morricone, Esquivel, Carole King and, Serge Gainsbourg Hella Love finds Sylvester fusing classical arrangements with a variety of different genres, evoking a sonic nostalgia blended with other contemporary artists like Chicano Batman, Connan Mockasin, and Chris Cohen. The album was written, played, and produced by Jess Sylvester with help from Bay Area engineer Jason Kick (Mild High Club's Skiptracing) at Tunnel Vision and Santo Recording in Oakland, California.
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The debut album by Joan Shelley pressed on vinyl for the first time. Originally released in 2012 and long-elusive to fans, Ginko is the starting point for Shelley, now revered for her songwriting, "dazzling poetic imagery" (The Guardian) and "radiant sense of calm" (NPR Music). Standout tracks "By The Ohio" and "Siren" show what is to come. Pressed on Sea Green vinyl, packaged in a deluxe tip-on jacket, and limited to 2,000 copies.
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They look like we do, and may live somewhat the same. Yet, they are multiplied. Where once was Superwolf, now are Superwolves. What world, REALLY are Matt Sweeney and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy from? A place of all-music, knowing no borders, no morals other than natural tribal lines to be violated in the name of love and light, for all together.

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Joan Shelley's out of print 2014 album is repackaged here in a deluxe tip-on jacket and pressed on purple vinyl. Electric Ursa was recorded out of the spotlight in Louisville, Kentucky. A quiet, 8 song record which brought her to the national stage, prompting Pitchfork to state that while the album "isn't Shelley's debut, it is her absolute arrival."
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On April 21, 2021 the duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz who over the past decade have achieved grassroots success as Mandolin Orange, going from coffee shop performers to festival headliners announced that they are now called Watchhouse.

Says the band in a new statement: "This past year has been the first time weve stayed still since we were 21, and the pause gave us the opportunity to sit with ourselves and set intentions. We have long been burdened by the dichotomy between our band name and the music we strive to createif youve heard the songs, you know they are personal. Now that we can see a future where music is a shared experience again, we're defining the space we share with you on a stage or in your headphones, and making it one that welcomes our creativity and anyone who wants to listen."
Watchhouse's self-titled album is the first under their new name, and is co-produced by Josh Kaufman, who has produced records for The National and Bonny Light Horseman, and also played on Taylor Swifts folklore and evermore. The album represents a seamless reinvention as a band at the regenerative edges of subtly experimental folk-rock. Challenging as they are charming, and an inspired search for personal and political goodness, these nine songs offer welcome lessons about what any of us might become when the night begins to break. The first single "Better Way" pairs their own honest songcraft with bold, otherworldly sonic explorations that signify a new sense of confidence and ambition for the band.
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J. S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Daniel Barenboim "Das Wohltemperierte Klavier is not only the sum of everything that has preceded it, it also points the way ahead." Daniel Barenboim sees Bach's encyclopaedic collection of 48 preludes and fugues, with it's dual traversal of all 24 keys, as a work of pivotal importance and epic stature. His interpretation elicited a rapturous response from Gramophone magazine: "There is no sense of received wisdom, only a vital act of recreation that captures Bach's masterpiece in all it's first glory and magnitude; no simple-minded notions of period style or strict parameters but a moving sense of music of a timeless veracity."
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Motrhead in 1981 was a band of extremes; a flammable mix of non-stop celebration over their rising success and punishing graft, underscored by an inter-band powder-keg dynamic. After recording Ace Of Spades, it had shot to number four in the UK; the killer breakthrough after Overkill and Bomber had done essential groundwork, late 1980s Ace Up Your Sleeve UK tour was a triumphant lap of honour that spilled into the recording of No Sleep Til Hammersmith. The album took its title from an inscription painted on one of the trucks, referencing the 32 gigs they were playing with only two days off. The track listing ended up featuring three tracks from Ace Of Spades, five from Overkill, Bombers title track and two from their self-titled debut. Originally released on 27th June 1981, Lemmy is quoted as saying of it I knew itd be the live one that went best, because were really a live band. You cant listen to a record and find out what were about. Youve got to see us. Upon release No Sleep Til Hammersmith went straight to number one, their first and only in the UK and is still the most necessary live album of all time. The No Sleep Til Hammersmith album; brand new remaster created from the original tapes. Pressed on vinyl as a triple album in a 20 page bookpack. Includes a live album of a newly unearthed, previously unreleased concert from the Short Sharp Pain In The Neck tour.

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8 LPs on 180-gram vinyl collects 70 tracks, including 47 (42 previously unreleased) demo recordings, session outtakes, and studio jams. Slipcase packaging contains a 60-page scrapbook by Olivia Harrison and a replica of the original album poster.

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary, George Harrisons
All Things Must Pass is being celebrated with a suite of new releases highlighted by a stunning new mix of the classic album by Grammy Award-winning mixer/engineer Paul Hicks, overseen by executive producer Dhani Harrison.

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Grammy-award winning bluegrass quintet, the Infamous Stringdusters, release their next album, A Tribute to Bill Monroe, on Americana Vibes. The album pays tribute to the father of bluegrass, Bill Monroe, with some of the songs being directly tied to the music that shaped the careers of members of the Stringdusters. Given the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the album was recorded at each band member's home studio, independent of other band members' physical presence.
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Recorded live at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY during Phish's tech rehearsal on May 26, 2011.

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Hailed upon its release last year as "vital and comfortable taking new chances (Rolling Stone) and cheery, resilient, forever looking forward (The New Yorker), Paul McCartneys McCartney III, which topped album charts across the world, is now literally moving into the future in the form of McCartney III Imagined. Personally curated by Paul, McCartney III Imagined features an A-List assortment of friends, fans and brand new acquaintances, each covering and/or reimagining their favorite McCartney III moments in their own signature styles. The result is a kaleidoscopic reinterpretation of an album Rolling Stone accurately tagged an inspiration to us allone that serves as an extension of the instantly beloved McCartney III while standing on its own as brilliant and adventurous milestone in the McCartney discography.

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My Morning Jacket

It Still Moves [Golden Smoke 2LP]

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My Morning Jackets reverb-drenched landmark 3rd studio album It Still Moves now back in print..the 2021 repressing features remixed and remastered audio pressed on two Golden Smoke lps and housed in a premium gatefold jacket.
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Double vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered edition. Too Much Pressure is the first album by British ska band The Selecter. The album was released in February 1980 on 2 Tone records. The record was commercially successful, charting at number 5 in the United Kingdom. The record's singles, "Three Minute Hero" and "Missing Words", made the top 25 of the UK Singles Chart. The album was also critically successful, and has had lasting praise in the ensuing years.
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Oliver Wood is a testament to slow and steady wins the race. Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, he relocated to Atlanta in his early twenties to pursue a career in music. Gaining a reputation over a ten year period as one of the premier working musicians on the local Georgia music scene, he was invited to join blues legend Tinsley Ellis road band. From there, Oliver would form his own group, King Johnson, whod build a loyal regional following. When opening for his brother Chris band, Medeski Martin & Wood, he was invited to sit in, which instantly reminded them of the deep musical bond they shared. Soon thereafter, The Wood Brothers were born. Theyve since gone on to release seven studio albums, perform high profile shows from Red Rocks to Bonnaroo and earn a Grammy Award-nomination.

Until the release of Soul Of This Town and The Battle Is Over," in 2020, Oliver had never stepped out under his own name as a solo artist. 'Always Smilin'' is a strong opening statement from Oliver as a solo artist, and one that sets him apart as an accomplished singer and songwriter outside of his day job with The Wood Brothers.

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'It's about hopelessness and darkness,' says Aidan Moffat. 'But in a fun way.' The Arab Strap frontman is speaking about the band's 7th studio album and their first since 2005's The Last Romance . The band who bought you the classic and legendary "The First Big Weekend" return with new music for the first time in 15 years. 'It's definitely Arab Strap, but an older and wiser one, and quite probably a better one.' The first track lifted from the new album 'The Turning of Our Bones' saw a much welcome return to form and proved very much that Arab Strap are back from the grave and ready to rave! As the bands Malcolm Middleton told the Guardian newspaper when they profiled the band upon news of their return, 'There's no point getting back together to release mediocrity.'

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This special release is a tribute to influential British blues founding father Alexis Korner recorded live in June of 1984 at The Club Palais Ballroom in Nottingham, England just after his passing from lung cancer earlier that same year. Raising money for cancer research, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page leads a supergroup of famous friends that includes Jack Bruce, Paul Jones, Charlie Watts, Ian Stewart and Ruby Turner in a charming blues and R&B based set divided into a pair of double vinyl LP volumes.
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This LP finally brings a Clipping fan-favorite, 2016s Wriggle, onto vinyl in an improved, expanded version that features new art, previously unreleased remixes, and a track thats exclusive to the vinyl format.

The original, digital-only Wriggle EP was six tracks that werent finished in time to make it onto the groups 2014 Sub Pop debut, CLPPNG. For Shooter, Clipping recorded themselves firing fifteen dierent guns, the sounds of which exclusively constituted the beats drums, augmented only by a synthesized tone-row. The verses referenced the well-worn technique of hashtag rap, but instead of using it to boast about the rappers personal wealth and masculine prowess, Clipping put forth imagistic narratives of three violent encounters. True to much of the groups music, Shooter was an attempt to reframe a familiar style and test the limits of its formal capabilities. Hot Fuck No Love contains what might be the most explicit verse to date from Clippings favorite New Jersey rapper Cakes Da Killa. The EPs title track, Wriggle, was built around a sample of the influential power-electronics song Wriggle Like a Fucking Eel by Whitehouse, transforming William Bennetts torturous imperative into a instructional dance-floor banger. Wriggle and Shooter have become classic Clipping tracks and staples of their live show.

With this vinyl edition, Clipping fans old and new - and there are many new fans thanks to their breakout 2020 album, Visions of Bodies Being Burned, and Daveed Diggs thriving acting career - get the vinyl version of Wriggle theyve been clamoring for.

clipping. - WRIGGLE (EXPANDED) [LP]
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This special release is a tribute to influential British blues founding father Alexis Korner recorded live in June of 1984 at The Club Palais Ballroom in Nottingham, England just after his passing from lung cancer earlier that same year. Raising money for cancer research, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page leads a supergroup of famous friends that includes Jack Bruce, Paul Jones, Charlie Watts, Ian Stewart and Ruby Turner in a charming blues and R&B based set divided into a pair of double vinyl LP volumes.
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Recorded direct to acetate - all live, no overdubs -Capitol Cuts - Live from Studio Acaptures a powerful moment in time. After months of cancelled shows Black Pumas went to Los Angeles this past fall and laid down eight explosive tracks at the famed Capitol Studio A. The recording brims with pent up energy, nearly bursting through the grooves on the expansive and mind-blowing seven minute rendition of Colors. A few weeks later the song would received a Grammy nomination for Record of the Year.

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Superhero? Supervillain? Super WHAT? Czarface & Mf Doom's newest team-up record Super What? is, much like the Avengers' arch-enemy Thanos... inevitable (and all-powerful!). The icon MF DOOM unleashes his wizardry and wordplay throughout the record, while CZARFACE (bolstered by the legendary Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck and Esoteric) slash through each of the Czar-Keys' produced tracks as the team raises the bar on their previous LP, Czarface meets Metalface (2018). Featuring golden-age superhero DMC (of RUN-DMC) and Hieroglyphics' leader Del The Funky Homosapien, with art by longtime CZARFACE co-creator Lamour Supreme, this album will bring all the thrills of a cosmic summer blockbuster. Recorded and slated for an early 2020 release, and paused while COVID raged, this collaboration of masked men is finally finding it's way to you on all formats.
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Vinyl LP pressing. On The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, Damien Jurado gathers up ten stories of people determined not to be broken by their dire circumstances. Dire circumstances have long been fixtures of Jurado's songs, which are filled with ghosts, killers, cruel lovers, and the occasional UFO cult or false messiah. But here, the scenes are earthy, drawn from ordinary but no less immense calamities: hurricanes moving toward town, strained connections, amnesiacs in the front yard. On The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania, he offers up his own Twilight Zone, 'a middle ground between light and shadow 'a dimension of imagination, of half-remembered dreams and people reaching out to cross into that liminal space between heartbreak and wholeness. Jurado knows the territory well. He knows the secret words to whisper at the right time. Press your eye to the speaker, tune your ear to the horizon.
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The perfect complement to the film available as a 5-LP 180-gram black vinyl set for the Zappa completist. Showcasing 69 total songs, with 12 previously unreleased recordings from archive along with the 1978 Saturday Night Live performance; 24 additional Zappa songs from the catalog spanning 4 decades; songs from Zappa's labels Straight / Bizarre Records; 2 classical compositions by Edgard Varese and Igor Stravinsky; and 26 Original Score cues newly composed by John Frizzell for the documentary.

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Heading into the spring of 2020, T. Hardy Morris had 12 demos that he thought would make-up his next album, then, everything changed. The world took a break and so his plans to record did as well. As we all watched and waited out the storms; viral and societal, we seemed to wake up scrolling through a whole new century, a time Morris began to refer to as The Digital Age of Rome.

He scrapped the demos and began a collection of songs in quarantine where the unprecedented times and topics were unavoidable. He wanted to document the era sonically and lyrically in some way.
I wanted it to sound like how the world felt to me in the second half of 2020. Uncomfortable and chaotic, dystopian but still beautiful.
The Digital Age of Rome was recorded in a deserted downtown Athens, Ga. With long-time collaborator / producer Adam Landry.
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To mark the 50thanniversary of the release of RAM, the album will be pressed from a master cut at half speed using the original master tapes at Abbey Road.

The only album credited to both Paul and Linda McCartney, RAM reached Number 1 in the UK and stayed in the US Top 10 for five months. Recording after hed left The Beatles and before the formation of Wings, Paul initially flew with Linda to New York to record the songs theyd written but arrived without a band. As Paul recalls, We were thinking of forming a group at that time, Wings. We went to New York, found a really grotty little basement somewhere and auditioned a bunch of people. We got someone to throw a lot of drummers at us, out of which we picked Denny Seiwell whos one of the best, and his personality fitted. Then we went in, worked with him, Hugh McCracken, Dave Spinozza, a couple of New York session men, and did RAM. To avoid arousing too much interest, the auditions were held under the guise of a session for a commercial jingle. As well as Pauls lead vocals there are harmonies from Linda. I gave her a hard time, I must say, but we were pleased with the results. Elton John later said somewhere that he thought it was the best harmonies hed heard in a long while. It was very much the two of us against the world at that point.

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Quietly Blowing It is an intimate and introspective offering that finds M.C. Taylor ruminating on themes of growing up, alienation, obligation, hope, purpose, family, class, self-discovery, healing, and rebuilding, fashioned with impressionistic tones. He says the record "feels like the most personal album that I've made because I'm not trying to explain anything to anyone except myself." Taylor reckons with these turbulent times in deeply personal terms and seeks to inspire listeners to do the same. Musically, the new songs are steeped in gospel, Southern soul, indie folk, and alt-country with tinges of blues, rock, and jazz influences running throughout. Highlights include the minimalist R&B of "It Will If We Let It," the rolling country groove of "The Great Mystifier," and the heartfelt, smoky lament of "Painting Houses" (co-written with Gregory Alan Isakov). Quietly Blowing It features special guests that include Griffin and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Zach Williams of The Lone Bellow, Nashville guitar great Buddy Miller, and producer/musician Josh Kaufman of Bonny Light Horseman.

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Archive Series Volume No. 5: Tallahassee is the lost-in-time debut album from Iron & Wine. A collection of songs recorded three years prior to his official Sub Pop debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002). A period before the concept of Iron & Wine existed and principal songwriter Sam Beam was studying at Florida State University with the intent of pursuing a career in film. Tallahassee documents the very first steps on a journey that would lead to a career as one of America's most original and distinctive singer-songwriters. Creek arrived like a thief in the night with it's lo-fi, hushed vocals and intimate nature, while almost inversely Tallahassee comes with a strange sense of confidence. Perhaps an almost youthful discretion that likely comes from being too young to know better and too naïve to give a shit. The recordings themselves are more polished than Creek and give a peak into what a studio version of that record might have offered up. Tallahassee was recorded over the course of 1998-1999 when Beam and future bandmate EJ Holowicki moved into a house together. Beam had not been performing publicly, however he was known for playing an original song or two in the early morning glow of a long night. Holowicki also in the film program and who would go onto a career as a sound designer at Skywalker Sound, had a mobile recording device and after some prodding convinced his friend to record these late-night meditations. Together they would record close to twenty-four songs, ideas and sketches, with EJ on bass and Sam on vocals, guitar, harmonica and drums. The recordings - all captured in the house where they lived - have a "live in the room" feel akin to say Neil Young's Harvest or Nick Drake's Five Leaves Left, rather than the homespun lo-fi 4-track home recording experiment taking place at the time. These recordings, minus one track, have never been made available and were instead left preserved on a hard drive for the last twenty years. The one track that floated out there, called "In Your Own Time" was shared without a title to childhood friend Ben Bridwell (Band of Horses) at some point. The song became known as the "Fuck Like A Dog" song and Ben shared it with more than a few folks during the golden era of mix CD's. Two of those folks were Jonathan Poneman from Sub Pop and journalist Mike McGonigal, who included it on his best songs of 2001 mix CD, passed out to friends and acquaintances. And for many that is where the Iron & Wine story begins, until now... Tallahassee is the foreword to your favorite book that you've somehow skipped over time and time again. It's an alternative history mixed with some revisionist history told over the course of eleven songs. It's also the debut record by Iron & Wine some twenty years after the fact.
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One of the original releases on Impulse! when the label debuted in 1961, the album emphasizes Ray Charles as a jazz instrumentalist. He also switched from his usual electric piano to a Hammond organ, brought in Count Basie's band and used Quincy Jones' hard-blowing arrangements. The success of the album and its single "One Mint Julep" helped put Impulse! on the map. Verve's Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180g vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.

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Even if we werent living through extraordinarily troubling times, there is nothing quite like a Teenage Fanclub album to assuage the mind, body and soul, and to reaffirm that all is not lost in this world.

Endless Arcade follows the bands ninth album Here, released in 2016. It's quintessential TFC: melodies are equal parts heartwarming and heartaching; guitars chime and distort; keyboard lines mesh and spiral; harmony-coated choruses burst out like sun on a stormy day.

In the 1990s, the band crafted a magnetically heavy yet harmony-rich sound on classic albums such as Bandwagonesque and Grand Prix. This century, albums such as Shadows and Here have documented a more relaxed, less teenage Fanclub, reflecting the bands stage in life and state of mind, which Endless Arcade slots perfectly alongside. The album walks a beautifully poised line between melancholic and uplifting, infused with simple truths. The importance of home, community and hope is entwined with more bittersweet, sometimes darker thoughts - insecurity, anxiety, loss.

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Sleater-Kinney's 10th studio album was recorded in Portland, Oregon during the summer of 2020 ' against a backdrop of social unrest, devastating wildfires, and a raging pandemic. It's music for an imagined togetherness. This marks the first Sleater-Kinney album produced by the band members themselves.

Sleater-Kinney - Path Of Wellness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque LP]
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Just a few weeks after the surprise release of the Cuttin' Grass (Vol. 1): Butcher Shoppe Sessions albumwhich Uproxx called the most sublime and delightful music hes yet made on recordSturgill 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 Haggardwho once said that Simpson was "about the only thing I've heard that was worth listening to in a long time."

Cuttin' Grass Vol. 1 (Butcher Shoppe Sessions) is now available on Vinyl &CD.

Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 2 (The Cowboy Arms Sessions) [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Blue w. White Swirl 2LP]
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There's early work with Eric Dolphy and McCoy Tyner in Charles Mingus' Jazz Workshop, work with Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, a stint in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, and also one with Miles. There's his groundbreaking and highly influential Ntu Troop albums of the early 70s and his jazz-funk work including two classic albums with the Mizell Brothers, one of which supplied A Tribe Called Quest with a sample that was smooth like butter. That's not to mention appearances on beloved albums by Pharoah Sanders, Donald Byrd, Norman Connors, Roy Ayers, Gene Ammons, Phyllis Hyman, Jackie McLean and many others. This is what Gary Bartz brings to the Jazz Is Dead project and as can be expected, his questing spirit fits the JID style like a glove and has produced an album that's a cutting-edge addition to his immense canon as he effortlessly interfaces with a new generation.

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180gm deluxe vinyl LP pressing. Recorded with a single microphone by Elektra founder Jac Holzman over two nights in a converted Manhattan church in late 1955, Josh at Midnight finds White delivering spare, impassioned performances of a dozen spirituals and blues numbers. The artist is accompanied throughout the sessions by noted jazz bassist Al Hall and baritone vocalist Sam Gary. The Josh at Midnight reissue was mastered with the participation of original producer Holzman, as well as legendary engineer Bruce Botnick and fabled mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. The Josh at Midnight reissue is a labor of love for Ramseur Records founder Dolphus Ramseur, who's been a committed White fan since childhood, when he first heard Josh at Midnight's lead track "St. James Infirmary" on a local radio station's blues show. White's music has remained a touchstone in Ramseur's life ever since. After meeting Jac Holzman through their mutual association with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Ramseur became determined to restore Josh at Midnight to the vinyl marketplace with the same attention to quality and detail for which Ramseur Records has become known.
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Peak Vinyl LP: Single LP on clear w/ red & black swirl vinyl in same packaging as standard LP. Full album download included.
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In the spring of 1990, Neil Young and Crazy Horse recorded at Young's Broken Arrow Ranch in NorthernDescription: California. The resulting album, "Ragged Glory", would be released later in the year on September 9th. On November 13th1990, Neil and the Horse performed at The Catalyst - the small bar in Santa Cruz, CA, that Neil Young occasionally played in the 1970's, '80's and '90's. The marathon show lasted over 3 hours and featured the band in tremendous form, playing three blistering sets. It would be the first time many of the Ragged Glory songs were played live, and notably featured the first time "Dangerbird" would be performed live - 15 years after it was released on Zuma. The entire show was filmed and recorded by Shakey Picture's LA Johnson and is now being released as a CD, vinyl and DVD as "Way Down in The Rust Bucket" - #11.5 in Neil Young's Performance Series. "Way Down In The Rust Bucket" is being released on February 26th 2021 as a 4 LP vinyl box set, a 2 CD set and a deluxe edition box set containing a DVD of the concert, plus 4 LPs and 2 CDs.
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Silver Synthetic [LP]

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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 didnt 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 Bognerthe two started playing music together at the tender age of 15plus 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 Nolas 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 doesnt seem capable of swaying, Silver Synthetics self-titled debut shakes and boogies.

It makes sense that the bands 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. Its 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 Reeds beatificConey Island Babybreeziness. 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, theres 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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Describing the Durham-basedHiss Golden Messengeris like trying to grasp a forgotten word: Its always on the tip of your tongue, but hard to speak. Songwriter and bandleader M.C. Taylors music is at once familiar, yet impossible to categorize: Elements from the American songbookthe steady, churning acoustic guitar and mandolin, the gospel emotion, the eerie steel guitar tracings, the bobbing and weaving organ and electric pianoprovide the bedrock for Taylors existential ruminations about parenthood, joy, hope, and lonelinessour delicate, tightrope balance of dark and lightthat offer fully engaged contemporary commentary on the present. And then theres an indescribable spirit and movement: Hiss Golden Messengers music grooves. Theres nothing else quite like it.

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Since breaking through in 2014 with his Grammy nominated Metamodern Sounds in Country Music album, Sturgill Simpson has established himself as one of the most daring and most acclaimed artists of our time. His music stretches across genres and styles, from the psychedelic soul of 2016's A Sailors Guide To Earth (Grammy nominated for Album of the Year and winner for Best Country Album) to the fuzzed-out rock attack of Sound & Fury in 2019. Now Simpson returns to the music of his native Kentucky with his first bluegrass project, Cuttin Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions).A true "mixtape for the fans", as Sturgill calls it,sees him reimagining songs from across his catalogue backed by some of Nashville's finest acoustic virtuosos.

Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass - Vol. 1 (The Butcher Shoppe Sessions) [2LP]
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A surprise cassette released April 2020, Songs for Pierre Chuvin is the Mountain Goats first all-boombox album since 2002s All Hail West Texas. After selling over 4000 cassettes in a matter of minutes, the avid Mountain Goats fanbase has demanded more and we are happy to acquiesce! Songs for Pierre Chuvin will be available on CD and LP on March 26, 2021.

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INDIE EXCLUSIVE RED :"This vinyl variant is red, one of the colors representing Justin's favorite team, The Chicago Cubs"

On August 20, 2020 the world lost an amazing light with the passing of Justin Townes Earle. Justin was a vibrant songwriter who could play the blues, country, and rock n roll all in the same song. In his short career, Justin released eight albums and one EP that all manage to sound classic and yet inventive.

Justin's father, Steve Earle, pays tribute to his son by recording an album of songs written by Justin titled, J.T. The album consists of ten Justin Townes Earle songs as well as one song written by Mr. Earle shortly after Justin's passing. J.T. features fan favorites such as "Harlem River Blues," "Far Away In Another Town" and "Champagne Corolla" along with lyrically heavy songs like, "The Saint of Lost Causes" and "Turn Out My Lights."

J.T. is a loving tribute to a loved son and beautiful songsmith who left this earth too early. But in his wake, Justin left a wealth of beauty. All proceeds from this release will be put into a trust for Justins 3 year old daughter, Etta.

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Tony Rice

California Autumn

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This early LP (1975) by this flat-picking guitar phenom is split between songs and magnificent instrumentals. Ricky Skaggs, J.D. Crowe, brother Larry Rice and members of Seldom Scene join in on Bullet Man; Mr. Poverty; Red Haired Boy; Bugle Call Rag; Scarborough Fair; Alone and Forsaken, and more!
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Daddys Home, the sixth album from St. Vincent, is the latest facet of an ever-evolving artist regarded by many as the most consistently innovative and intriguing presence in modern music. The album was pro-duced by Annie Clark and Jack Antonoff, recorded by Laura Sisk, mixed by Cian Riordan, and mastered by Chris Gehringer. The music was performed by Annie, Jack, Cian, Thomas, Evan Smith, Sam KS, Greg Leisz, Daniel Hart, Michael Leonhard, Lynne Fiddmont and Kenya Hathaway.

"Daddy's Home collects stories of being down and out in downtown NYC. Last night's heels on the morning train. Glamour that's been up for three days straight.St. Vincent

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Fresh off of their 2020 offering Adult Themes, El Michels Affair is back with a new full-length release. Titled Yeti Season, this newest album has everything we've come to expect from EMA's patented cinematic style of instrumental soul music. Where Adult Themes inspired a soundtrack to an imaginary film, Yeti Season brings us to a different place in time-with new inspirations. Taken with Turkish-styled funk and an almost Mumbai-esque take on soul, El Michels Affair offers us a different kind of drama and imagination with Yeti Season. If you've been following along, this shouldn't be viewed as too far a departure for El Michels Affair. The first single off of Yeti Season showed their hand back in 2018. A double-sided banger, that release brought the musical textures to the fore that dominate this record. The first song, titled "Unathi," is fully realized with the beautifully haunting-yet-hopeful vocals of Piya Malik, formally of 79.5-another Big Crown artist. Singing in Hindi, Piya's ethereal voice is telling us to work and strive together toward progress. Even if you don't understand her language, you can still hear the urgency of purpose, creating a lasting vibe that sits on top of it all.Leon Michels explains that Piya had a vital influence on this record: "When Piya started singing in Hindi, she had a different voice, a different tone. I knew we had to do something together." And so Piya appears on three other songs on Yeti Season: "Zaharila," "Murkit Gem," and "Dhuaan." Each providing particular signatures to the album. "Zaharila" is a building and changing love song punctuated by blaring trumpets, driving drums, and Piya's pleading lyrics. While the more upbeat "Murkit Gem" opens with a fuzzed out, Wu-Tang-esque baseline that buoys Piya's stylings. The psychedelic guitar and Piya's changing tones and textures singing about an all-consuming love are what pushed "Dhuaan" on to the second single from Yeti Season. There is also a vocal appearance from Shannon Wise of The Shacks, yet another Big Crown artist. Her song called "Sha Na Na," lies more in the familiar EMA vein: melodic, hypnotic, soulfully visual. But between Shannon's airy singing, the jumpy baseline, moody vibes, the active drum lines, it sounds like a pensive walk home after a strangely dramatic night.So what is Yeti Season? It could be more of a feeling than an actual place or time of year. It's a heavy album-as evidenced by the signature musicianship and dramatic vocal expressions. But it's also a hopeful record, with phrasings, textures, and chord changes that hint at something better-or fuller-coming our way. You hear it in songs like "Ala Vida," with it's stabby, pulsing chords laying a bedrock for EMA's bright, atmospheric horn lines. Or even in "Fazed Out," which leaves you with a feeling of determination, a striving for resolution even though the driving, march-like song structure should accompany some conquering army.This persistence has to come from the fact that Leon Michels and company finished this record during the lockdown. It was a tough and troublesome time. But look at what has come of it: Yeti Season-a record of high and heavy drama, but also one of hope and promise.It may take a year like 2020 behind us to find hope in a winter big footed creature like a Yeti, but that's where we are.- Limited Edition Deluxe Version comes with 50 page children's book inspired by the album. Written by Francine Prose and illustrated by Omar "El Oms" Juarez
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It's been over 15 years since Greg Cartwright uprooted to Asheville NC, but this new Memphis-made record shows the songwriter in top form and wholly inspired by his birthplace. And it's not only the terrain that's familiar: For this new LP, Cartwright also reunited with Reigning Sound's original "Memphis lineup" of Jeremy Scott (bass), Greg Roberson (drums), and Alex Greene (keyboards), all of whom played on the band's earliest recordings. The new songs explore fresh lyrical and musical territories but at times also tastefully echo back to Reigning Sound's Break Up, Break Down and Time Bomb High School. That's not by chance-it's just what happens when these musicians get in the same room. Their sonic chemistry hasn't faded a bit.
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On Promises, Sam Shepherd, the British electronic producer, DJ, musician, co-founder of Eglo Records, and leader of 16-piece group Floating Points, has come together with the legendary American jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra on a unique and mind-expanding masterpiece.
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Alessio Pianelli's debut album is a beautifully curated, affectionate, and eclectic musical tribute to his native land, the island of Sicily. "For A Sicilian Traveller, I investigated the richness of Sicily's culture through the music of other composers who have explored - some more explicitly than others - that central aspect in the tradition of art music. Sicilian culture is like a mosaic in which each tile represents one of the many civilisations that have traversed the island over the centuries. Each tile maintains it's original identity while contributing to a collective design that is greater than the sum of it's parts. It is for this reason I have chosen to travel with my cello through music from such a wide variety of cultures."
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Double vinyl edition is audiophile 180 gram LP + 10" pressed at Optimal (Germany) in gatefold jacket w/thermographic print, colour flood interior, artworked inners and DL card.
GYBE returns with another soundtrack for our times, like only this inimitable and venerable ensemble can forge. As the heretical anarcho-punk spirit of the title implies, Godspeed harnesses some particularly raw power, spittle and grit across two riveting 20-minute side-length trajectories of noise-drenched widescreen post-rock: inexorable chug blossoms into blown-out twang, as some of the band's most soaring, searing melodies ricochet and converge amidst violin and bassline counterpoint. Field recordings and roiling semi-improvised passages frame these fervent epics, and two shorter self-contained 6-minute pieces find the band at its most devastatingly beautiful, haunting and elegiac. Poignant atmospherics, noise-drenched orchestration, drone, hypnotic swingtime crescendos, inexorably-layered towers of distorted clarion sound: STATE'S END encapsulates every beloved facet of the band. Twenty-five years on, this new album is as vital, stirring, timely and implacable as any in Godspeed You! Black Emperor's storied discography.

Just as STATE'S END summons the gamut of Godspeed's constituent sonic trademarks, so the album artwork spans the entirety of the band's visual history: the grainy monochromatic photography of recent releases finds its way onto the inner sleeves, while the gatefold cover art harkens back to the iconic graphics of earlier classic records like Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada and Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven. STATE'S END features illustrations by William Schmiechen, with the front cover taijitu flowers and back cover tear gas canisters rendered in raised thermographic black ink on the double-vinyl album jacket. The illuminated cross from Godspeed's debut F#A#8 also makes a reappearance on the inside gatefold drawing, in recurrent homage to the electrified hilltop landmark crucifix of the band's Montreal hometown.

STATE'S END was recorded and mixed in Montreal in October 2020 at the group's homebase studio Thee Mighty Hotel2Tango by Jace Lasek, the veteran award-winning indie producer (and co-founder of The Besnard Lakes) who works with Godspeed for the first time on this recording.
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Neil Young and Reprise Record sare pleased to announce the 50th Anniversary Edition of Youngs classic record After the Gold Rush, which will arrive on CD on December 11. The deluxe vinyl box set will follow on March 19. Originally released September 19, 1970,After the Gold Rushis cemented in the annals of music historythe album has often been rightly recognized as one of the finest ever made. The collection combined Youngs poetic lyricism and wistful melodies, driven by both dreamy folk arrangements and ferocious rock n roll, and in the decades since has been certified double platinum in both the U.S. and the U.K.The 50th Anniversary Edition vinyl boxset features a variant of the artwork, originally created by Neils long-time art directorGary Burden, made in collaboration with Grammy Award-winning artistJenice Heo. The set also includes a 7 single in a picture sleeve with two versions of album outtake Wonderin. Side A, originally included in The Archives Vol. 1: 1963-1972, was recorded in Topanga, California, in March 1970, and Side B is a previously unreleased version recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood in August 1969. A litho print of the albums front cover is exclusively included in this vinyl box set. The CD format of the 50th Anniversary Edition includes the new artwork and both versions ofWonderin.

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The 3 LP edition contains the original 1994Wildflowersalbum (remastered) with 15 tracks on two LPs. LP 3 containsAll The Rest, the 10 songs from theWildflowerssessions that were left off the album, 5 of which are previously unreleased.

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In modern-day progressive rock, it seems as though there is a new supergroup every few weeks. But long before this was the norm, and before musicians were routinely involved in more than one band, there was Liquid Tension Experiment. Back in 1997, Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), joined forces to create Liquid Tension Experiment. The foursome would release their iconic, self-titled debut album in 1998 and the dazzling follow-up, LTE2 in 1999, creating a dynamic, frantic, and inventive sound all their own. The incredible creativity between the collective would prompt Petrucci and Portnoy to invite Rudess to join Dream Theater, effectively marking the end of this side project. However, since that time, there have been few reunions more in demand. Now, with the world in lockdown and calendars unexpectedly aligned, the inconceivable has finally happenedLiquid Tension Experiment 3. The 8 songs on the new LTE3 are a mix of 4 fully composed tracks, 2 duets, 1 on-the-fly jam and 1 meticulously arranged cover. We composed four songs. We realized that that was the same with the first 2 albums. So, this time around we did the same, Portnoy explains. Jordan Rudess agrees, It felt like a continuation, like we stopped recording LTE2 and walked in a week later we're doing LTE3. I know it's amazing to say, but time has passed in a moment, the blink of an eye, the chemistry is the chemistry, and it didn't change. It was great back then and it still is. Petrucci comments: Who would think that a bunch of guys our age would be playing like that? It's relentless. It's definitely like a statement, you know we're back. It follows in the Liquid Tension Experiment tradition absolutely, which is, that when you press play, it steamrolls you.

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ASSEMBLYshowcases carefully curated singles, fan favorites, and archival rarities from theJOE STRUMMERsolo catalog. This 16-track compilation features three previously unreleased versions of classic Clash tracks, including the never-before-heardJunco Partner (Acoustic)and electrifying live performances of Rudie Cant FailandI Fought The Law,the latter two of which were recorded by Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros at Londons Brixton Academy on November 24, 2001.

George Harrisons passion for introducing the world to new music expressed itself in May of 1974 when he created his own new label DARK HORSE RECORDS. The label contained a variety of talented artists on its roster, including George himself.ASSEMBLYmarks the first new JOE STRUMMER title released via the newly relaunched Dark Horse Records.

Album comes on 180g Limited Edition Red double vinyl in Gatefold Sleeve.
All tracks remastered by Grammy Award Winner Paul Hicks (The Beatles/George Harrison/ The Rolling Stones/John Lennon).
Package includes new written foreword by Jakob Dylan

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Neil Young

The Times [LP]

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Vinyl LP pressing. The Times is a moving and topical solo acoustic performance, a unique collection of songs, filmed at home during lockdown as part of the raw and personal, Fireside Sessions series. The 'PORCH EPISODE' is the sixth session and is available only on Neilyoungarchives. Com. The songs include - the EP - 'Lookin' For A Leader - 2020,' Alabama, Campaigner, Ohio, Southern Man, and Bob Dylan's 'The Times They Are A-Changin' closing with 'Little Wing' from the latest Reprise release, 'Homegrown'.
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Following the success of her 2019 GRAMMY-nominated album Norman Fucking Rockwell, Lana Del Rey will release her highly anticipated, seventh studio album on March 19th, 2021. Chemtrails Over The Country Club features eleven songs, including singles Let Me Love You Like A Woman and the title-track Chemtrails Over The Country Club.

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This is the second volume of the Neil Young Archives. A series of box sets produced by Neil Young that provide a definitive, comprehensive chronological record of his entire body of released work.

This box set spans the years 1972 through 1976, a productive and prolific period for Neil that included the release of the classic albums On The Beach, Tonights The Night and Zuma. Homegrown is part of this history as well. The collection features many unreleased songs, plus unreleased alternate versions, different mixes, rare and live tracks from Neil Young solo, and with bands Crazy Horse, The Stray Gators, The Santa Monica Flyers and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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The first-ever official anthology of recordings from the iconic rock duo, Jack and Meg White, is an essential career-spanning collection highlighting 26 previously released songs. From late Nineties flashes of brilliance through early 2000s underground anthems, masterful MTV Moon Man moments, Grammy-grabbing greatness, and worldwide stadium chants, the songs here are as wide-ranging as you can imagine. In an era of streaming where the idea of a Greatest Hits album may seem irrelevant that an acts most streamed songs are considered their de facto hits we wholeheartedly believe that great bands deserve Greatest Hits and that a large part of Third Man Records and The White Stripes successes have been built on zigging when the rest of the music business is zagging. Thus, for a great band with great fans, a greatest hits compilation for The White Stripes is not only appropriate, but absolutely necessary.

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Tripping with Nils Frahm is an illustration of Nils's lauded ability as a composer and passionate live artist as well as the enchanting atmosphere of his captivating, and already legendary Funkhaus shows: An extraordinary musical trip ' rare and exclusive, close and intimate, bringing a unique concert experience to screen.

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Pylon

Pylon Box [4LP Box Set]

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Pylon was born in 1979 in Athens, Georgia. Throughout their brief history, they were able to create influential work that would help foster the post-punk and art-rock scene of the early 80s. Their 1979 single "Cool" b/w "Dub" has reached legendary status with Rolling Stone calling it one of the "100 Greatest Debut Singles of All Time," and was followed by their albums Gyrate (1980) and Chomp (1983). The band would break up upon Chomp's arrival, but their music would continue to influence genres, musicians and fans for years to come.

New West Records is proud to present Pylon Box A comprehensive look at the band that features their studio LPs Gyrate and Chomp, both of which have been remastered from their original tapes, the 11-song collection Extra which includes rarities and 5 previously unreleased studio & live recordings, as well as Razz Tape, Pylon's first-ever recording: a 13-song unreleased session that pre-dates the band's seminal "Cool" b/w "Dub" debut.

Pylon Box also Includes a hardbound, 200 page full color book featuring pieces written by the members of R.E.M., Gang of Four, Steve Albini, Corin Tucker & Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney, Sonic Youth, Interpol, B-52's, Bradford Cox of Deerhunter, Mission of Burma, Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening & K Records, Anthony DeCurtis, Chris Stamey of the dB's, Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate and many more. Includes an extensive essay chronicling the band's history with interviews with the surviving members of the band as well as members of R.E.M., B-52's, Gang of Four, Method Actors, and more. It also features never before seen images and artifacts from both the band's personal archives as well as items now housed at the Special Collections Library at the University of Georgia as well as the Georgia Museum of Art, UGA.

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Aaron Lee Tasjan

Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! [LP]

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Every now and then an artist comes along who makes you remember why you started listening to albums in the first place: Aaron Lee Tasjan is that artist. With his off-center charm and restless creative dazzle, he makes music with conviction that has its roots in rocks murky past, armed with an arsenal of songs that spill over with humor, intelligence, irony, and at times prophecy.He updates the idea of androgyny but dispels the emotional and social ambiguity with lyrics that reflect his own geographic and artistic wanderings.

Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! is 11 songs. The man who began the album, is not the same man who completed it, transformed both by the experiences that inspired the songs and crafting them. This is not anxious music for anxious times, but rather music as an antidote for anxious times. It is the sound of the future arriving.

Aaron Lee Tasjan - Tasjan! Tasjan! Tasjan! [LP]
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The Pet Parade [LP]

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Run the Jewels The mighty return of Run the Jewels! El-P and Killer Mike are back with the third installment of the hugely popular Run the Jewels project. This time around RTJ are releasing it on their own label with a gang of collabs from the likes of Danny Brown, Trina, Kamasi Washington, TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and more.
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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 Im 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 childs 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 shes 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.

Sara Watkins - Under The Pepper Tree [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Pink Vinyl w. Metallic Cover LP]
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Thefirst new album in eight years from Tomahawk. The band features Mike Patton(Faith No More, Mr. Bungle), Duane Denison (The Jesus Lizard), John Stanier(Battles, Helmet) and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle)

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CASSETTE. 2021 release. Music by Madlib. Edited, arranged and mastered by Kieran Hebden. "I was listening to some of his new beats and studio sessions when I had the idea that it would be great to hear some of these ideas made into a Madlib solo album... arranged into tracks that could all flow together in an album designed to be listened to start to finish... we decided to work on this together with him sending me tracks, loops, ideas and experiments that I would arrange, edit, manipulate and combine. I was sent hundreds of pieces of music over a couple of years." - Kieren Hebden.