Music Releases 06-02-23
- Foo Fighters
But Here We Are [White LP]
- Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Council Skies [LP+7in]
- Ben Folds
What Matters Most [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Autographed Color LP]
Tomorrow Never Comes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Eco-Mix LP]
- Avenged Sevenfold
Life Is But A Dream [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cobalt Blue 2LP]
- Beach Fossils
Bunny [Powder Blue LP]
Lucky For You [LP]
- Jack Johnson
In Between Dub [LP]
- Norah Jones
Little Broken Hearts: Reissue [Deluxe 3LP]
Who Is Afraid Of Blue? [LP]
- Kenny Rogers
Life Is Like A Song [LP]
- Tom Waits
Closing Time: 50th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
- Neil Frances
There Is No Neil Frances [Clear LP]
- Bob Dylan
Shadow Kingdom [2LP]
Prequelle [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tangerine LP]
- Half Moon Run
- Ruen Brothers
Ten Paces [Limited Edition Yellow LP]
- Hollywood Vampires
Live in Rio [2LP]
- Rival Sons
- Jake Shears
Last Man Dancing [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Marble LP]
- Ben Harper
Wide Open Light [LP]
- The Revivalists
Pour It Out Into The Night [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sun Marble LP]
- Rufus Wainwright
Formal Growth In The Desert [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
- De La Soul
Stakes Is High [2LP]
- Tanya Tucker
Sweet Western Sound
- Matt & Kim
Sidewalks [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Blue LP]
- Matt & Kim
Grand [RSD Essential Yellow w/Orange & Black Splatter LP+7in]
Mit Gas [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Red LP]
Anonymous [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Orange LP]
- Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Hana [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sandstone LP]
- Christina Aguilera
- Jordan Davis
Bluebird Days [2 LP]
- Roger Waters
The Lockdown Sessions [LP]
- Sorry Girls
Bravo! [Cobalt LP]
The Perfume Of Decay [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Music Releases 06-09-23
Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit
Weathervanes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Natural LP]
Vinyl: $33.99 Buy
A Jason Isbell record always lands like a decoder ring in the ears and hearts of his audience, a soundtrack to his world and magically to theirs, too. Weathervanes carries the same revelatory power. This is a storyteller at the peak of his craft, observing his fellow wanderers, looking inside and trying to understand, reducing a universe to four minutes. He shrinks life small enough to name the fear and then strip it away, helping his listeners make sense of how two plus two stops equaling four once you reach a certain age -- and carry a certain amount of scars.
“There is something about boundaries on this record,” Isbell says. “As you mature, you still attempt to keep the ability to love somebody fully and completely while you’re growing into an adult and learning how to love yourself.”
Weathervanes is a collection of grown-up songs: Songs about adult love, about change, about the danger of nostalgia and the interrogation of myths, about cruelty and regret and redemption. Life and death songs played for and by grown ass people. Some will make you cry alone in your car and others will make you sing along with thousands of strangers in a big summer pavilion, united in the great miracle of being alive. The record features the rolling thunder of Isbell’s fearsome 400 Unit, who’ve earned a place in the rock ‘n’ roll cosmos alongside the greatest backing ensembles, as powerful and essential to the storytelling as The E Street Band or the Wailers.
They make a big noise, as Isbell puts it, and he feels so comfortable letting them be a main prism through which much of the world hears his art. He can be private but with them behind him he transforms, and there is a version of himself that can only exist in their presence. When he plays a solo show, he is in charge of the entire complicated juggle. On stage with the 400 Unit, he can be a guitar hero when he wants, and a conductor when he wants, and a smiling fan of the majesty of his bandmates when he wants to hang back and listen to the sound.
Niall Horan's `The Show' - his third solo album and first since 2020's chart-topping `Heartbreak Weather' - will be released on June 9, 2023. Preceded by its lead single "Heaven," the album matches the pure emotion of his globally beloved past work with a powerful new element of soul-searching reflection. Each vinyl copy of `The Show' includes a randomly selected print of a letter handwritten by Niall about a song from the album.
Joy'All [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
Vinyl: $27.98 Buy
Jenny Lewis’ fifth solo album, Joy’All arrives June 9th. Joy’All finds the singer-songwriter embarking on a new era, in a new town – and on a new label, as she joins the iconic roster of Blue Note/Capitol Records. While Joy’All pulls from a bounty of sonic inspiration – from classic soul to ‘90s R&B, as well as country and classic singer-songwriter records – the album’s rich, intimate and warm live sound is the hallmark of eight-time GRAMMY-winning producer Dave Cobb. Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A, Joy’All includes new single “Psychos” and the previously released single “Puppy and a Truck.”
The Age of Pleasure [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Alternate Cover Orange Crush LP]
“As we enter into The Age Of Pleasure, “Lipstick Lover” is our freeassmothafucka anthem inspired by f.a.m. for f.a.m. This is our oasis made with love, rooted in self acceptance, throbbing in self discovery, and signed with cherry red kisses from me to you. ”
- Janelle Monáe
Janelle Monáe, music’s foremost freeassmuthafucka, has shared her scintillating new single, “Lipstick Lover,” available now.
Arriving on the heels of her showstopping Met Gala appearance, “Lipstick Lover” heralds the arrival of Monáe’s hugely anticipated new album, THE AGE OF PLEASURE, due out June 9th. Pre-orders/pre-saves – including limited edition vinyl – are available now.
THE AGE OF PLEASURE also includes the acclaimed new single, “Float (Feat. Seun Kuti + Egypt 80).” Hailed by Pitchfork as “swaggering, brass-heavy…the sound of a top-tier talent doing a little victory dance,” the track is joined by an official dance video.
Janelle Monáe is without question one of the most celebrated artists of the modern era, an 8x GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, performer, and fashion icon known worldwide for her inimitable style and visionary sound. With multiple celebrated albums, THE ARCHANDROID (2010), THE ELECTRIC LADY (2013), and DIRTY COMPUTER (2018), numerous critically-acclaimed theatrical and television performances, and her unwavering activism for social justice and the LGBTQIA+ community, Monáe continues to be one of the most compelling and important artists of this generation.
Christine And The Queens
PARANOĎA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE [3 LP]
Vinyl: $45.99 Buy
3 LP Packaging: 3 LP 180-gram heavy vinyl edition, 20 new songs.
Christine and the Queens presents his new album PARANOĎA, ANGELS, TRUE LOVE. Includes “To be honest” and guest appearances from Madonna and 070 Shake.
$oul $old $eparately [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Yellow LP + Flexi Disc]
A lot of people don’t realize that Freddie has actually been in the game for over a decade and came in on the same Freshman XXL cover as Meek Mill, Nipsey Hussle etc…
Yet he was the only one with no major Label Backing or Artist Affiliation and his partnership with Warner is his very first solo Major Label deal.
With that being said, he feels as if he has made it thus far in his career without compromising his morals, Creative Integrity and Principals as a Man all while resisting temptations ….Hence the title “$oul $old $eparately."
Living In A Haze [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ocean Blue LP]
Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Vinyl: $22.98 Buy
Vinyl: $24.98 Buy
Jakob Armstrong (youngest son of Green Day frontman Billie Joe) began playing guitar at 7 years old and honed his craft privately until he met friends with like-minded tastes in music and Ultraman action figures. Produced by Chris Coady (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House), Ultra Q’s My Guardian Angel offers a deep sonic palette that varies between pop-punk and synth-pop, displaying Armstrong’s songwriting talents with the musicianship of Kevin Judd and brothers Chris and Enzo Malaspina.
Social Lubrication [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe Red & Black LP]
Vinyl: $33.98 Buy
Following the menacing but heartfelt return single "Leech", Dream Wife return in 2023 with their long awaited third album Social Lubrication. It's a rock-heavy, call-to-arms for empathy, in a world still propped up by patriarchal systems and underhand codes of silence. "Social Lubrication is built from foundations of trust, honesty & friendship developed over years of making music, experiencing life, love & rocking out together; wall to wall with hot n heavy dirty rockers, sultry, dangerous, vulnerable, untamed, feral, political statements with a healthy dose of silliness. Exploring the alchemy of attraction; lust for life; importance of community; calling out patriarchal structures in society & having a party while we're at it! Horny at the end of the world..."
O Monolith [Transparent Blue LP]
Teeming with melodic epiphanies and layered sounds, Squid’s second album O Monolith is a musical evocation of environment, domesticity and self-made folklore. Like its predecessor, 2021’s critically acclaimed, UK number 4 album Bright Green Field, it is dense and tricksy – but also more warm and characterful, with a meandering, questioning nature. A sense of open conversation is cultivated: this is unmistakably music made by friends, but it’s not exclusionary – they’re inviting you in to listen with them. Expansive, evocative and hugely varied, O Monolith retains Squid’s restless, enigmatic spirit, but it still holds surprises for those familiar with Bright Green Field. It’s a reflection of the outsized progression of a band always looking to the future. Like its namesake, O Monolith is vast and strange; alive with endless possible interpretations of its inner mysteries.
Heaven Is A Junkyard [Ultra Clear LP]
Space Heavy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Written from 2020 to 2022 in between London and Liverpool, ‘Space Heavy’ took shape over the course of Archy’s commutes between the two cities where he was splitting his time. Befitting an album quite literally written on the commute between the two places he called home, Archy found himself fascinated by the notion of “the space between” – the space haunted by dreams of love, touching a narrative of lost connection, losing people and situations to the guillotine of the universe. ‘Space Heavy, indeed.’ The result is an album that inhabits the deepest reaches of the subterranean sonic world that Archy has constructed over the course of his career as King Krule. In it you hear a generational artist stepping into the height of their artistic powers – the auteurism apparent on his debut ‘6 Feet Beneath The Moon,’ the shapeshifting sonic palette of ‘The OOZ’ and the primality of ‘Man Alive!’ all coalesce into a wizened, dynamic body of work that reveals new elements with each listen. In line with Archy’s interest in the space between, it is an album wherein the negative space demands the same attention as the positive space. If one is willing to wade into the mire the reward is rich.
From the tender-hearted “Jinzou Maria” to the rumbling and raucous “Yurei Zanmai”, the songs of Hagata bear an eerie yet somehow familiar sensation. Japanese pop tones, Serge Gainsbourg grandeur, folk whisper, and Brazilian surf rock all mix into the psychedelic stew. Blending past and present, from Canada to Japan, multiple lives lived at once, each track carries a sense of change, impact, of having been marked in an intimate way. And yet the force behind that marking is always just out of grasp, a wisp, a ghost, an energy, a spirit that compels you to keep reaching.
My Morning Jacket
MMJ Live Vol. 3: Bonnaroo 2004 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Thunderdome (Cloudy & Clear) 2LP]
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
My Morning Jacket, touring behind It Still Moves, took the stage at Bonnaroo on a scorching hot day in the summer of '04. Ominous dark clouds rolled in early in the performance. "I'll never forget it," reflected Jim James "We're playing & the sky just rips open & rain starts pouring down. People are losing their minds... Everybody is petrified that we're going to get electrocuted, but it was such a transcendent moment that we just didn't care." It would become one of the festivals most iconic sets.
Time Ain't Accidental [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Hot Pink LP]
Time Ain’t Accidental is the sound of a woman running into life and art head-on, on her own terms, for the first time in a while. Blending the vocal power and emotional immediacy of mainstream country with the honest transmissions of writers like Townes Van Zandt and Terry Allen, the album's reckoning with loss, isolation and personal reclamation signals a tectonic shift for Williamson: from someone who once made herself small to a woman emboldened by her power as an individual.
Recorded at Blueprint Studios in Manchester in celebration of their 40th Anniversary, Be Opened By The Wonderful is a celebration of James’ most loved and rare tracks, reimagined with a 22-piece orchestra and 8-piece choir and including one brand-new track, “Love Make A Fool.” Tim Booth says “Life begins at 40. For our midlife euphoria we recorded a double orchestral album of some of our deepest cuts.” Indie Exclusive White 180-gram 2 LP.
Vinyl: $32.98 Buy
The Gold Experience, released in 1995, was the first full-length Prince album to be credited to his unpronounceable symbol and was released at the most public, heated stage of his battle with the major label industrial complex. With the word “SLAVE” written on one cheek, Prince shined on the opulent ballads “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and “Gold” and the defiant single “[eye] Hate U,” and the album earned widespread critical acclaim. Available as black vinyl double LP.
The Truth is widely regarded as one of Prince’s most underappreciated hidden gems. The album was originally released as an accompaniment to the 1998 triple album Crystal Ball, which marked the first time that Prince released an album totally independently. The Truth was also the first Prince album to be labeled “acoustic,” though it does contain electronic instruments and elements, and it gave listeners an unprecedented chance to hear his songwriting and voice in a stripped-down presentation. Available on black vinyl as a single LP.
when the poems do what they do [2LP]
Vinyl: $44.98 Buy
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel : Season 5 (Music From The Original Amazon Series)
CD: $12.96 Buy
The acclaimed, award-winning Prime Video series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, returns for its final season with a brand-new soundtrack. In the fifth and final season, Midge finds herself closer than ever to the success she's dreamed of, only to discover that closer than ever is still so far away. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season Five (Music from the Amazon Original Series) features timeless classics as well as eight new original cast recordings and covers. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season five will premiere its first three episodes on Prime Video on April 14, with a new episode dropping every Friday until the series finale on May 26.
Tears For Fears
Vinyl: $32.99 Buy
Tears For Fears debut album The Hurting was released on March 7, 1983 and peaked at #1 on the U.K. albums chart in its second week of release. It reached platinum status in January 1985 and contains three Top 5 U.K. singles – “Mad World,” “Change,” and “Pale Shelter.” This LP has been mastered at Abbey Road Studios and cut at half-speed for superior quality.
EXTREME return in 2023 with “SIX”, their first album of new music in 15 years. The multi-million selling hard-rockers present 12 tracks ranging from funk-tinged bangers to soaring ballads as only EXTREME can deliver. Spearheaded by the songwriting team of vocalist Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt (who blessed the world with chart-toppers like “More Than Words” and “Hole Hearted”), “SIX” is an essential addition to EXTREME’s discography. The album opener and first single “RISE” will immediately fire up legions of anxious fans with its signature riff. Elsewhere, “OTHER SIDE OF THE RAINBOW” showcases EXTREME’s gift for passionate acoustic magic. EXTREME are back with “SIX” – everything the fans have been waiting for.
Oceans Ate Alaska
MP3 Album: $9.99 Download
Youth: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [Blue LP]
To celebrate 10 years of Youth, Citizen and Run For Cover Records have teamed up to completely update the band’s debut LP. Since it’s initial release in 2013, the songs that make up Youth’s tracklist have been staples in mixtapes, playlists and record collections for listeners chasing what felt like a long-lost feeling in alternative music. Youth takes notes from the headbanging tempo of grunge, the hazy reverb of shoegaze, and the catharsis of emo together to make something deeply personal and profound. Songs like opener “Roam the Room” and the anthemic sing-a-long “The Summer” have been soundtracked a thousand stagedives at live shows, while pensive and moody songs like “Figure You Out” and “Sleep” offer brief, downtempo respites with blissful melodies. Youth also features Citizen’s two most popular songs: “The Night I Drove Alone” builds from a quiet, isolated guitar strum into vocalist & lyricist Mat Kerekes’ diary-like confessional, exploding mid-song into a full-band barrage, while “How Does It Feel?” incorporates dreamy shoegaze elements into a somber mid-tempo wall of sound.
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]
Vinyl: $37.99 Buy
Marking the debut orchestral recording of legendary Lang Lang’s illustrious career, this Telarc classic includes the pianist’s performance of Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra from Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in 2001, as well as his solo performance of a variety of Scriabin’s Etudes. Mastered from the original Soundstream tapes by Paul Blakemore, cut by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, and pressed on 180-gram LP pressed at Optimal.
feeble little horse
Girl with Fish [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Grey Galaxy LP]
Pittsburgh, PA’s feeble little horse makes thrilling and wildly unpredictable songs that are a reflection of the joys that come with making music with your best friends. The band’s sophomore album was made focusing on intuition over intention: letting the magic of collaboration come first. “Anything that makes us laugh or puts a smile on our faces, we usually end up keeping in the songs,” explains drummer Jake Kelley. Across 11 self-recorded and self-produced tracks, the band careens from blissed-out pop to harsh noise, glitchy programmed drum beats, and off-kilter indie rock—sometimes all in one song. As a follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2021 debut Hayday, Girl with Fish, with its overwhelmingly inviting and emotionally resonant tracklist, is a document of four people trusting their instincts and most importantly each other.
Vinyl: $31.98 Buy
CD includes booklet with credits and lyrics (24 pages), folded poster (110 x 220mm), and random photocard (1 of 3).
Vinyl: $32.99 Buy
Rob Grant will release his debut album, Lost At Sea, on June 9, 2023. An accidental recording artist, Grant has never had a lesson on any instrument in his life, but when he sits down at a piano, something magical happens. Father of international icon Lana Del Rey, he enlisted an array of talent to contribute to the making of the album. Features and writing credits include Lana Del Rey, while production credits include Jack Antonoff, Luke Howard, Laura Sisk and Zach Dawes.
Yesterday's News [Random Color LP]
Robert Ellis is redefining himself with Yesterday's News- a record of unhurried meditations delivered by an artist learning to slow down and appreciate the tiny miracles that make life worth living. Hailed by NPR for his “musical daring and impeccable song craft,” and Rolling Stone for his “sharp eye for storytelling,” Ellis recorded Yesterday's News to tape in just two days, embracing a raw minimalism that prizes patience and restraint above all else: "close your eyes and drift into a dream."
Mr. Misunderstood [Limited Edition Blue LP]
Vinyl: $27.98 Buy
This is the 3rd Pressing of “Mr. Misunderstood” on 180 Gram- Blue Vinyl. Mr. Misunderstood was originally released in November 2015. It was produced with long time music producer Jay Joyce. It reached #1 on Billboard Country Album charts and it included the hit singles- “Kill A Word”, “Record Year”, and “Round Here Buzz”
Music Releases 06-16-23
- Queens Of The Stone Age
In Times New Roman... [Limited Edition Red 2LP]
- Paul Simon
There Goes Rhymin' Simon [RSD Essential Opaque Orange LP]
- Django Django
Off Planet [2 LP]
- Yusuf / Cat Stevens
King of a Land [Green LP]
- Bonny Doon
Let There Be Music [LP]
- Maisie Peters
The Good Witch [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Swan Dive White LP]
- Little Simz
No Thank You [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red/ Opaque Yellow 2LP]
- Sturgill Simpson
High Top Mountain: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [Translucent Black LP]
- Sammy Rae & The Friends
Chapter One [Waterbase Coating LP]
- John Mellencamp
- Hand Habits
Sugar The Bruise [LP]
- Gov't Mule
Peace Like A River [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange w/Red Smoke 2LP]
- Silver Car Crash
Shattered Shine [LP]
Afterlyfe [Translucent Black Ice 2 LP]
- Pickle Darling
Laundromat [Baby Blue LP]
- Drive-By Truckers
The Complete Dirty South [Reposado Color 2LP]
- The Alarm
Forwards [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
- Finger Eleven
- Deer Tick
Emotional Contracts [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red/Black LP]
- King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms And Lava [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Lucky Rainbow LP]
- Thomas Bangalter
- Bright Eyes
Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998-2005) [Champagne Wave 2LP]
- Bright Eyes
Noise Floor: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
- Bright Eyes
Cassadaga [Yellow 2P]
- Bright Eyes
Cassadaga: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
- Bright Eyes
The People's Key [Tangerine Orange LP]
- Bright Eyes
The People's Key: A Companion EP [Opaque Gold Vinyl]
- Rick Deitrick
The Unguitarist: Complete Works 1969-2022 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 5 CD Boxset]
- Gracie Abrams
Good Riddance: Deluxe [Limited Edition Clear LP]
- Rae Sremmurd
Sremm 4 Life [Yellow LP]
- Chris Janson
The Outlaw Side Of Me
- Boris & Uniform
Bright New Disease [Red LP]
- Leroy Vinnegar
Leroy Walks! (Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series) [LP]
- Son Volt
Day of the Doug [LP]
- Kiana Ledé