Music Releases 09-22-23
- James Blake
Playing Robots Into Heaven [LP]
- Doja Cat
- Briston Maroney
Ultrapure [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Olive Green LP]
- Chappell Roan
The Rise And Fall Of A Midwest Princess [2 LP]
- Bleach Lab
Lost In A Rush Of Emptiness [LP]
- Carrie Underwood
Denim & Rhinestones [Deluxe Edition]
- Stephen Sanchez
Angel Face [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
- Teenage Fanclub
Nothing Lasts Forever [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP]
Confessions Of The Fallen [Limited Edition LP]
- Kylie Minogue
Tension [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Orange LP]
- Chase Atlantic
Beauty In Death: Reissue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Last Splash: 30th Anniversary Edition [Deluxe 2LP + 12in]
- Denzel Curry
32 Zel [Neon Yellow LP]
- Ben Goldsmith
The World Between My Ears [LP]
- Devendra Banhart
Flying Wig [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Blue LP]
- Paul Rodgers
Midnight Rose [LP]
- Andy Taylor
Man's A Wolf To Man [Limited Edition White LP]
- Lil Tecca
Palms: 10th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2LP]
- Various Artists
More Than A Whisper: Celebrating The Music Of Nanci Griffith
- August Burns Red
Found In Far Away Places [Bone LP]
Music Releases 09-29-23
Ed Sheeran is releasing his new album Autumn Variations on September 29 through Gingerbread Man Records. The album has been produced by Aaron Dessner and features 14 new tracks.
“Last autumn, I found that my friends and I were going through so many life changes. After the heat of the summer, everything either calmed, settled, fell apart, came to a head or imploded,” says Ed Sheeran.
“When I went through a difficult time at the start of last year, writing songs helped me understand my feelings and come to terms with what was going on, and when I learned about my friend’s different situations, I wrote songs, some from their perspectives, some from mine, to capture how they and I viewed the world at that time. There were highs of falling in love and new friendships among lows of heartbreak, depression, loneliness and confusion.”
“My dad and brother told me about a composer called Elgar, who composed ‘Enigma Variations’, where each of the 14 compositions were about a different one of his friends. This is what inspired me to make this album. When I recorded Subtract with Aaron Dessner, we clicked immediately. We wrote and recorded non-stop and this album was born out of that partnership. I feel he has captured the feeling of autumn so wonderfully in his sonics and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.”
Jason Isbell's songs are filled with ghosts. They're haunted by spirits both welcome and unwelcome, by the personal and historical legacies that make us who we are. Nowhere Is this more evident than on his 2013 breakthrough album Southeastern. Isbell offers confessions. reflections. and promises that contront and make communion with those who have come before and remain wIth us still. Its twelve tracks represent an extended meditation on the concept articulated by another celebrated southern storyteller, author William Faulkner: "The past is never dead. It isn't even past."
Wilco’s thirteenth studio album, Cousin, was recorded in the band’s legendary Chicago studio – The Loft – over a period of two years. The ten new tracks are written by band leader Jeff Tweedy and feature musical performances by the longtime lineup of Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Glenn Kotche, John Stirratt, Pat Sansone and, of course, Tweedy on lead vocals.
After a short detour back into their country-influenced roots via last year’s Cruel Country double album, Cousin sees Wilco back in their more familiar progressive and experimental rock territory. Tweedy’s singular songwriting voice is in full evidence, with lyrics weaving across a variety of topics – from the iconoclastic to the introspective.
Adding a unique and new element to the recording process was the attachment of Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon as producer – the first time an outsider has been actively involved in a Wilco recording session for more than ten years, since Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Le Bon brought her unique musical perspective to the band’s trademark sound and provided them with an inspiring new challenge to push their musical boundaries.
Vinyl: $174.98 Buy
Green Day’s third studio album Dookie was released in February 1994, and has since sold over 15 million copies worldwide, including 10 million in the US (RIAA Diamond certified). The album is an iconic punk-rock-pop masterpiece and one of the most influential and defining albums of the 1990’s. It spawned five hit singles that are still hugely popular songs: “Longview”, “Basket Case”, “Welcome to Paradise”, “When I Come Around”, and “She”.
Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Sets (vinyl and CD) will be released on September 29, 2023, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this landmark album.
In addition to the original album, the super deluxe box sets will include a wealth of rare and unreleased material. The legendary Woodstock ’94 performance is included – previously released as a very limited Record Store Day vinyl release. The 6 LPs (or 4 CDs) also feature 17 unreleased demos, 6 studio outtakes (3 unreleased), and a 17-track unreleased club show from Barcelona in 1994.
The deluxe vinyl box features the six LPs pressed on 6 different varieties of brown vinyl, plus a 36-page 12” x 12” book. The box also includes many fun memorabilia items inspired by the “Dookie” artwork: Doggie Poop Bags, Air-Freshener, Poster, Color-in litho, Button Set, Magnet Sheet, Postcard, Bumper Sticker and Paper Plane.
The CD box includes 4 CDs (the same audio content as the vinyl box), 48-page book, Button Set, Air-Freshener, Magnet and two stickers.
Vinyl: $28.98 Buy
Djo – the critically acclaimed brainchild of multi-talented musician/actor Joe Keery – makes its long awaited return with the game-changing new album, DECIDE. A spellbinding collage of snaky pop hooks, neon melodies, and deeply personal singer-songwriter lyricism, the album melds high-tech songcraft with quick wit, irrepressible spirit, and an impressive breadth of vision that showcases glowing synths and big beats over the trippy guitars that defined 2019’s acclaimed debut, TWENTY TWENTY. Blissed-out bops like “Change” see Keery delving deep into a broad spectrum of eclectic influences, deconstructing hyperpop, euphoric psychedelia, spiky new wave, and symphonic 70’s rock into something utterly unique via dauntless melodies and technical innovation.
At this point, it is almost impossible to say what makes for a classic Animal Collective album; the standard fluctuates with the weather, your temperament, whatever chemicals may or may not waft through your mind. But from start to finish, first listen to last, Isn’t It Now? absolutely lands as a classic, its mix of playfulness and earnestness, glittery pop and tessellated textures seeming to synthesize and update all that has ever made and still makes this band so compelling. It is experienced and wise, energized and young, the work of four people committed to finding the frontier of a beginner’s mind, together. Recorded, mixed and co-produced by Russell Elevado (D’Angelo, The Roots, Kamasi Washington).
Vinyl: $29.99 Buy
Steve Miller Band’s eighth studio album, The Joker, was a huge turning point for the band. Released in 1973, the platinum-certified record features the #1 title track which became a worldwide hit. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, this limited-edition gold vinyl pressing is available exclusively through indie retail stores.
Also Available 2CD, Super Deluxe Edition 3LP + 7in, Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP
The Family Business compiles the Jonas Brothers’ hit singles together in one collection alongside two tracks from DNCE and four tracks from Nick Jonas’ solo albums. The release serves as a companion piece to their current live show dates (entitled “The Tour”) and their most recent studio release The Album which reached the top 3 in the USA and the UK upon release in May 2023. 2023 has been a busy year for the trio that has also included an appearance on Saturday Night Live, a sold-out residency on Broadway, tour dates at Yankee Stadium, Wrigley Field and Dodger Stadium, and a collaboration with TOMORROW X TOGETHER. In July, the recent Streamy Award winners announced an extension for “The Tour” with added dates in North America into December 2023, as well as shows in Australia, New Zealand and across Europe in 2024.
Dusk, Boy Named Banjo’s exhilarating new album, is indeed an electrifying dose of lightning in a bottle, one that explores the full sonic and emotional spectrum of the band’s rich, eclectic sound, from late-night, feel-good, fall-in-love party anthems to stripped-down, introspective meditations on loneliness, loss, and letting go. The writing is keen and incisive here, artfully grappling with lust and longing, hope and heartbreak, regret and redemption, and the Nashville five-piece’s performances are nothing short of exhilarating, blurring the lines between Music Row and Laurel Canyon with lush harmonies and bold, cinematic arrangements.
Charley Crockett's latest full-length studio album 'The Man From Waco' saw the TX-based singer/songwriter reach new heights in both his artistic expression as well as his public recognition. On Nov 14th, 2022, Charley headed to Nashville, TN for his debut (and sold out) concert at the historic Nashville venue the Ryman Auditorium. These recordings capture the live energy and raw talent of one of modern music's best live performers.
All-new reissue of the critically acclaimed and long-out-of-print 2009 debut solo album from The Black Keys singer and guitarist Dan Auerbach. An intimate and underrated affair with shades of greazy rock & roll, blue-eyed soul, and bluegrass hollers. Reissued with new artwork and pressed from the original master.
A first time to vinyl reissue treatment of HAIM’s chart-topping debut album Days Are Gone, in celebration of the 10th anniversary. Featuring the six singles, ‘Forever’, ‘Don’t Save Me’, ‘Falling’, ‘The Wire’, ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ & ‘My Song 5’, the record hasn’t been reissued since its release in 2013. Housed in an entirely new package, the album features a track list compiled by the band of their favorite demos and remixes on transparent green vinyl. Also features an exclusive fold out poster.
Sparta, the El Paso band featuring Jim Ward, has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album Wiretap Scars touring the U.S. throughout the past year. Now, the seminal and now-legendary debut record, lovingly pressed onto vinyl will be made available officially for the first time. Originally released on Dreamworks records in 2002, it is seeing vinyl release from Canadian Indie powerhouse, Dine Alone Records, who have been releasing new music from both Sparta and Jim Ward since 2020.
Sparta will head to Europe for a run of shows followed by even more dates in the US and Canada supporting Thursday and Moneen. This marks Sparta’s first tour of 2023 and a follow up to their fall 2022 tour supporting The Get Up Kids.
Featuring fan-favorites “Air,” and “Cut Your Ribbon,” Wiretap Scars was released in August 2002. At the time Sparta was Ward, Matt Miller, Paul Hinojos, and Tony Hajjar. The 4 formed Sparta following the break of their former band, the post-hardcore At the Drive-In.
Usher's second album, My Way, established him as a young and skillful R&B artist with slow jams and memorable guest artists. The 25th Anniversary Edition includes alternative album art that pays homage to the original cover from 1997 and a 2nd LP of 3 re-imagined tracks, “You Make Me Wanna… ,” “Nice & Slow,” and “My Way” by James Carr.
RSD Essential 043 * Includes 4 Bonus Tracks* Celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Neighbourhood's debut album "I Love You." with the new 180g 2-LP exclusively at Independent Record Stores as an RSD Essentials title. The new edition includes bonus tracks from the EPs "Thank You" and "I'm Sorry..." as well as the band’s hit songs "Sweater Weather" and “Afraid.”
The story of Howdies All Around is the story of a group of friends getting together to share songs around a campfire. At it’s heart is a love for the hard scrabble heroes of Country Music’s early days and the freewheeling feeling of the Outlaw era. Howdies All Around bares bones that are the musical styles of Appalachia and the old Blues that came together to create a distinctly American art form. The six members of The Howdies each bring a unique musical background that combines to create a singular sound. Their Athens, Ga home has long been an artistic haven for all genres of music and an open forum for shared expression. The result is a place where outsiders flourish and the rules of musical tradition are often bent or even broken with a wink and a smile. Produced by David Barbe and T. Hardy Morris and recorded at Chase Park Transduction, only Athens could create a group like The Howdies and a record like Howdies All Around. A little bit loose, a little bit home made but over flowing with the love of friendship and the sheer joy of creating something new.
Vinyl: $28.98 Buy
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (Covers from the Netflix Series) features instrumental covers of modern pop classics from Beyonce, SZA, Whitney Houston, & more, plus a newly recorded reimagining of “If I Ain’t Got You” By Alicia Keys and Queen Charlotte’s Global Orchestra. Also featuring the original song “A Feeling I’ve Never Been” by Kris Bowers and Tayla Parx available on black vinyl.
Music Releases 10-06-23
- NCT 127
The 5th Album 'Fact Check' [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition]
- Sufjan Stevens
Javelin [Lemonade LP]
- Reba McEntire
Not That Fancy [2LP]
- Darius Rucker
Carolyn’s Boy [LP]
- Claire Rosinkranz
Just Because [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Milky Clear LP]
- Mac Miller
NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert [Translucent Blue LP]
- Mac Miller
Swimming 5-Year Anniversary [Milky Clear/Hot Pink/Sky Blue Marble 2LP]
- Roger Waters
The Darkside Of The Moon Redux [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue 2LP]
- Run The Jewels
Run The Jewels: 10th Anniversary [Split Coloured 2LP]
- Lil Peep
Hellboy [Cloudy Red 2LP]
- The Steel Woods
On Your Time [LP]
- Meat Puppets
Up On The Sun: Remastered [LP]
- Meat Puppets
In A Car: Remastered [LP]
- Meat Puppets
Camp Songs: Remastered [LP]
- Old Dominion
- The White Stripes
The Complete John Peel Sessions
- Tom Waits
Bone Machine: Remastered Edition [LP]
- Tom Waits
The Black Rider: Remastered Edition [LP]
- Vanishing Twin
Afternoon X [LP]
- Teddy Swims
I’ve Tried Everything But Therapy (Part 1) [Clear LP]
- Iron Savior
Firestar [Limited Edition Transparent Purple LP]
Somewhere Between the Power Lines and Palm Trees [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Leaf Green LP]
- A Day To Remember
For Those Who Have Heart [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink Splatter LP]
Movie Releases 10-10-23
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts [4K Steelbook]
- Yellowjackets [TV Series]
Yellowjackets: Season Two
- The Crown [TV Series]
The Crown: The Complete Fifth Season