Music Releases 05-26-23
- Arlo Parks
My Soft Machine [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Green LP]
- Jack Harlow
- Matchbox Twenty
Where The Light Goes [LP]
- Black Country, New Road
Live at Bush Hall [LP]
Feast of Wire: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [3LP]
- The Exploding Hearts
Guitar Romantic: Expanded & Remastered [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink/Yellow Wisp Clear LP]
Disposable Everything [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Strawbably Red LP]
- Kings Never Die
All The Rats [Limited Edition Glow In The Dark LP]
- Steely Dan
Countdown To Ecstasy [LP]
Temporary Time [Electric Blue LP]
- Baby Rose
Through And Through [Rose Red LP]
- Billy Woods
Maps [Orange LP]
SZNZ: Summer EP [LP]
The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte [LP]
- Charli XCX
True Romance Original Angels Repress [Silver LP]
- Tame Impala
Lonerism: 10th Anniversary [Super Deluxe 3 LP Boxset]
- Water From Your Eyes
Everyone's Crushed [LP]
- Big Star
#1 Record [RSD Essential Metallic Gold LP]
- Alan Menken / Howard Ashman / Lin-Manuel Miranda
The Little Mermaid (Live Action) [LP]
Change The Way You Think About Pain [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Violet/Grey/Neon Violet Mix LP]
- Simple Plan
No Pads, No Helmets...Just Balls [Limited Edition Crystal Clear LP]
- Rico Nasty
Ruinas [Indie Exclusive Coke Bottle Clear LP]
- Joe Perry
Sweetzerland Manifesto Mkii [Limited Edition Opaque Purple LP]
Music Releases 06-02-23
Vinyl: $25.98 Buy
But Here We Are is the new album from Foo Fighters, and marks the bands return after a year of staggering losses, personal introspection and bittersweet remembrances. A brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything Foo Fighters have endured recently, But Here We Are is a testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family. Courageous, damaged and unflinchingly authentic, the album opens with “Rescued,” the first of 10 songs that run the emotional gamut from rage and sorrow to serenity and acceptance, and myriad points in between.
But Here We Are is in nearly equal measure the 11th Foo Fighters album and the first chapter of the band’s new life. Sonically channeling the naiveté of Foo Fighters’ 1995 debut, informed by decades of maturity and depth, But Here We Are is the sound of brothers finding refuge in the music that brought them together in the first place 28 years ago, a process that was as therapeutic as it was about a continuation of life.
Life Is But A Dream [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cobalt Blue 2LP]
Vinyl: $39.98 Buy
Avenged Sevenfold’s new album, Life Is But A Dream is a timeless work of art that blurs genres. Best served as a whole and consumed en masse to truly appreciate its musical breadth and sonic depth, it marks their boldest statement and most revolutionary work to date. Written and recorded over the span of 4 years, it was produced by Joe Barresi and Avenged Sevenfold in Los Angeles and mixed by Andy Wallace in the Poconos, PA. Inspired by Albert Camus’ The Stranger, the album is a journey through an existential crisis; a very personal exploration into the meaning, purpose and value of human existence with the anxiety of death always looming. Immerse into this experience…
Brooklyn bedroom-pop trailblazers Beach Fossils' new album Bunny is a triumphant return for one of the 2010s most influential NYC bands. Bunny is a precise blend of the luscious dream-pop atmospheres they notoriously honed on their earliest projects, the post-punk vigor expressed on Clash The Truth, and the warm sophisticated songwriting of Somersault. Composer Dustin Payseur peppers the album equally with descriptions of the joy of fatherhood and the existential pleasure of smoking cigarettes out of a car window with friends -- Bunny features Beach Fossils' most personal lyrics to-date.
Little Broken Hearts: Reissue [Deluxe 3LP]
Vinyl: $79.98 Buy
Vinyl: $23.98 Buy
An indie pop duo whose music has a cool retro vibe buoyed by smooth melodies, a naturalistic sound, and warm harmonies, Purr is a collaboration between songwriters, musicians, and longtime friends Eliza Barry Callahan and Jack Staffen. The two previously worked together as Jack + Eliza, but while that project emphasized spare and stripped-down accompaniment, Purr’s recordings feature a fuller sound with a larger palette of instrumental flavors that often references ‘60s pop. Purr introduced themselves to the world with a 2018 single, “Bad Advice” b/w “Painted Memory,” that showed off their talents as both writers and vocalists, and they further refined their style on their first full-length album, 2020’s Like New and continue that on forthcoming album Who Is Afraid Of Blue?
To make it, the duo teamed up with their close friend, producer Jonathan Rado (Weyes Blood, Father John Misty, The Killers), whom they worked with on ‘Like New.’ They went to his North Hollywood studio, a small building behind his home. This was during Omicron, so they kept recording small, just the three of them in a room for most of the time. Programmed drums on an 808, that kind of thing. While they recorded, they screened movies. Ranging from Barbara Loden’s Wanda, to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, to Dr. Strange and The Avengers. It all provided texture to the songs. Like making a score. “It’s a really hermetic record,” says Staffen, “which ended up feeling really special.”
Sonically, Who Is Afraid Of Blue? isn’t beholden by genre. It is an omnivorous record—you can hear glimmers of Aimee Mann, Radiohead, the Cocteau Twins which is fitting because Blue is in some ways a record of their process of falling in love with music all over again.
Who Is Afraid Of Blue? also exists lightly in conversation with a short novel Callahan wrote (forthcoming via Catapult, 2024), an auto-fiction document of a woman losing her hearing. And all of it comes back to those Newman works: Purr makes music that functions like those large-scale paintings so very saturated with color. Blue is a vast record, with lyrics that bend towards abstraction. But make no mistake: in that abstraction there is intense clarity. Blue is blue: a color, a feeling, a signifier, a way of looking at the world.
Vinyl: $27.98 Buy
A collection of unreleased songs from Kenny Rogers' archives that tells the story of the love, life, loss and faith between Kenny and his wife, Wanda, and their two children. The album features the long sought after "Goodbye" written by Lionel Richie, interpretations of Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight" and "I Wish It Would Rain" originally recorded by The Temptations, and "Tell Me That You Love Me" a lost duet between Kenny and Dolly Parton.
Closing Time: 50th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
Vinyl: $31.98 Buy
Closing Time foreshadows the distinctly lyrical storytelling and original blending of jazz, blues, and folk styles that would come to be associated with Waits. It is on this debut album that Waits performs enduring classics of his career “Ol’ 55” (famously covered by the Eagles), the heartbreaking “Martha” and the gentle acoustic folk of “I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You”. Reissued for the first time as a double LP to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the landmark debut with newly half speed mastering at Abbey Road Studios.
There Is No Neil Frances [Clear LP]
Vinyl: $28.98 Buy
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
Shadow Kingdom presents Dylan performing revelatory 21st century versions of songs from his storied back catalog – including fan favorites like “Forever Young” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” and deep catalog gems like “Queen Jane Approximately” and “Wicked Messenger.” Originally reinterpreted for an exclusive streaming film event, which aired in July 2021, Shadow Kingdom will now be available on vinyl, CD, and streaming platforms for the first time. The album's setlist includes 13 original songs handpicked by Dylan for his Shadow Kingdom performance plus the closing instrumental, "Sierra's Theme."
Half Moon Run
CD: $14.98 Buy
The musical chemistry of Devon Portielje, Conner Molander, and Dylan Phillips is a continued source of wonder, even to the band, and even now - a decorous decade on. Half Moon Run’s collaborative power has remained constant and unsuppressed and their new album Salt sees them revisiting the site of their bond’s first forging, bringing visions to light that’ve been there in waiting since the beginning.
Driven by the singles ‘You Can Let Go’ and ‘Alco’, Salt is a broad and sweeping statement from a band at the height of their compositional powers. The gestation period of the songs here spans the history of the band, in an assemblage of the band’s newest and oldest ideas, in juxtaposition and in alliance, the past and future at once.
Vinyl: $35.98 Buy
In 2015, American supergroup Hollywood Vampires played probably their biggest and one of their most legendary concerts in front of over 100,000 fans. Rock in Rio is not only one of the most famous festivals, but also the origin of the Hollywood Vampires' first live album.
With Alice Cooper as frontman, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp, Aerosmith legend Joe Perry and producer and songwriter Tommy Henriksen, this band already has a top-class line-up. Still, the list of superstars doesn't end there. Joining them on stage are Duff McKagan (Guns N' Roses), Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver) and Bruce Witkin (Grammy nominated producer). Special guests include Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) and Zak Starkey (The Who / Oasis). A star line-up that has never been seen before on a single show.
The album was produced by Bob Ezrin (Deep Purple, KISS, Pink Floyd, etc.).
CD: $14.98 Buy
On Last Man Dancing, Jake Shears turns his lifelong love affair with club culture into his most ambitious pop music to date. The album was brought to vivid life by Jake Shears and a close crew of collaborators, including head-turning features from Kylie Minogue, Jane Fonda, Iggy Pop, Amber Martin, and a pre-Renaissance turn from the iconic Big Freedia.
Vinyl: $29.98 Buy
Pour It Out Into The Night [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sun Marble LP]
The Revivalists make the kind of rock ‘n’ roll that grabs you and doesn’t let go. On their fifth full-length release, the New Orleans outfit was inspired to create a life-affirming album that in many ways connects to the original seed of inspiration for the band’s name. Pour It Out Into The Night is a celebration of resilience, living for who you are and what you’re about.
Vinyl: $39.98 Buy
De La Soul
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
Stakes is High is the 4th studio album by de la Soul, released on July 2, 1996. Stakes is High was critically lauded for it's music, lyricism, and it's overall message concerning the artistic decline rap music began to face in the mid-90s. The title track and first single was produced by J Dilla and the album's second single, "Itzsoweezee (HOT)", with only Dave on vocals, was accompanied by a creative music video. The album spawned a third single "4 More", featuring Zhane. The album did provide a launching pad for future star rappers and actors Mos Def, who appeared on the track "Big Brother Beat" and Common who is featured on "The Bizness"
CD: $13.98 Buy
Sweet Western Sound is Tanya Tucker’s first album of new music since 2019’s 2x-Grammy Award-winning, While I’m Livin’, the re-introduction that revitalized her career and brought her music to a new generation of fans. While that album’s stripped-down, singer-songwriter approach leaned toward the acoustic side, Sweet Western Sound’s framework is more muscular, evoking, at times, the vintage West Coast country-rock productions of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings.
Matt & Kim
Sidewalks [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Blue LP]
Vinyl: $24.99 Buy
RSD Essential 037 * Includes a bonus 7" - Live in Bonnaroo 2013 - exclusive to this pressing * From the band - We self produced/recorded this album in a room with no heat in the middle of winter. We never expected you, the person who is reading this, would ever hear it. I think that’s really part of the magic of it.
Vinyl reissue of the band's third album from 2007, inspired by Native American compositions. It’s the out-of-print album's first time available individually
Music Releases 06-09-23
- Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Weathervanes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Natural LP]
- Niall Horan
The Show [LP]
- Jenny Lewis
Joy'All [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
- Christine And The Queens
PARANOÏA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE [3 LP]
- Freddie Gibbs
$oul $old $eparately [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Yellow LP + Flexi Disc]
- Milky Chance
Living In A Haze [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ocean Blue LP]
- Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Strangers No More [LP]
- Ultra Q
My Guardian Angel [LP]
- Dream Wife
Social Lubrication [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe Red & Black LP]
O Monolith [Transparent Blue LP]
- Youth Lagoon
Heaven Is A Junkyard [Ultra Clear LP]
Hagata [Seafoam Blue LP]
- My Morning Jacket
MMJ Live Vol. 3: Bonnaroo 2004 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Thunderdome (Cloudy & Clear) 2LP]
- Jess Williamson
Time Ain't Accidental [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Hot Pink LP]
The Gold Experience [2LP]
The Truth [LP]
- aja monet
when the poems do what they do [2LP]
- Various Artists
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel : Season 5 (Music From The Original Amazon Series)
- Tears For Fears
The Hurting [Half-Speed LP]
- Oceans Ate Alaska
Youth: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [Blue LP]
- Lorin Maazel & The Cleveland Orchestra
Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition / Night On Bald Mountain [LP]
- Lang Lang, Yuri Temirkanov, & St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto: No. 3 / Scriabin: Etudes [2LP]
Be Opened By The Wonderful [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2 LP]