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Music Releases 12-24-21
Live From Blueberry Hill
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Chuck Berry, the songwriter and guitarist now known worldwide as the Father of Rock & Roll, came from humble begin­nings. After an evening in 1996 spent reminiscing about his storied career with his longtime friend Joe Edwards, owner of St. Louis restaurant and venue Blueberry Hill, Berry fulfilled the dream of music lovers everywhere; he started a live residency that spanned 209 shows at the 340-person capacity club. The club became a modern-day Mecca for rock fans, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the legend perform up close and personal. Live From Blue­berry Hill compiles some of Berry's greatest hits from this epic run of shows played alongside his fantastic band - including his son Charles Berry Jr. and daughter Ingrid Berry. 

 

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Music Releases 01-07-22
Annette (Unlimited Edition) [2CD]
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Sony Masterworks and Milan Records present the full and complete version of ANNETTE, LEOS CARAX’s new movie, based on an original idea and music by SPARKS.

Great success of the 74th edition of the Cannes Festival, the film won best soundtrack and best director awards.

 

Based on an original story and music by Ron and Russell Mael, the brothers behind the flamboyant band SPARKS, ANNETTE began life as an (unreleased) album but was transformed into a musical after they met Leos Carax. Having successfully maintained a five-decade-long career as one of the world’s most innovative and creative bands, it comes as no surprise that their collaboration with the visionary French director has resulted in a unique piece of film-making.

The original soundtrack to ANNETTE, with lyrics co-written by SPARKS and LEOS CARAX and music composed and performed by SPARKS, features vocals from the stars of the film: Adam Driver (Henry), Marion Cotillard (Ann) and Simon Helberg (The Conductor). Produced by Sparks and entirely supervised by Leos Carax himself, the soundtrack unveils itself in its new UNLIMITED EDITION : a version that includes all the music of the film in a magnificent double CD containing no less than 63 tracks (!) including 6 demos and unreleased tracks used during the conception of the film as exclusive bonus. A 28-pages booklet containing all the lyrics of the songs perfectly completes this collector version.

 

Dive inside ANNETTE’s universe and (re)live all the emotion of Leos Carax’s last masterpiece.

About ANNETTE: Present-day Los Angeles. Henry is an outspoken stand-up comedian, Ann a world-famous singer. They’re a happy celebrity couple, living life in the glare of the spotlight, but their world is turned upside-down by the birth of their first child, Annette, a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny.  

 

Toy (Toy:Box) [6 10in LP Box Set]
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TOY was recorded following David's triumphant Glastonbury 2000 performance. Bowie entered the studio with his band, Mark Plati, Sterling Campbell, Gail Ann Dorsey, Earl Slick, Mike Garson, Holly Palmer and Emm Gryner, to record new interpretations of songs he’d first recorded from 1964-1971. David planned to record the album ‘old school’ with the band playing live, choose the best takes and then release it as soon as humanly possible in a remarkably prescient manner. Unfortunately, in 2001 the concept of the ‘surprise drop’ album release and the technology to support it were still quite a few years off, making it impossible to release TOY, as the album was now named, out to fans as instantly as David wanted. In the interim, David did what he did best; he moved on to something new, which began with a handful of new songs from the same sessions and ultimately became the album HEATHEN, released in 2002 and now acknowledged as one of his finest moments.

 

Sparkle [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Crystal Clear LP]
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The 1976 Warner Bros Motion Picture “Sparkle” features a soundtrack created by two Soul giants – Aretha and Curtis. Whilst the movie stars - Irene Cara and Lonette McKee (primarily) - sang the songs on the film, “Sparkle (Music From The Warner Bros. Motion Picture)'' features the Queen of Soul herself 'Aretha Franklin', accompanied by composer and producer Curtis Mayfield recorded at his Curtom studio in Chicago. It will be pressed on LP - for the first time since its original release in 1976 - on a Crystal Clear vinyl. SIDE A 01 Sparkle 02 Something He Can Feel 03 Hooked on Your Love 04 Look into Your Heart SIDE B 01 I Get High 02 Jump To It 03 Loving You Baby 04 Rock with Me

 

Hunting High & Low [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Green LP]
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2015 marks a-ha's 30th Anniversary of their debut album Hunting High And Low, which has sold more than 10 million copies since its 1985 debut A-ha (stylized a--ha) is a Norweigian band formed in 1982. The group initially rose to fame during the mid-1980s after being discovered by musician and producer John Ratcliff, and had continued global success in the 1990s and 2000s. The band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide (till 2009). In less than one year, during 2010, they earned an estimated 500 million Norwegian Kroner from concert tickets, merchandise, and their greatest hits album, making them one of the 40-50 largest grossing bands in the world. Side A 01 Take on Me 02 Train of Thought 03 Hunting High and Low 04 The Blue Sky 05 Living a Boy's Adventure Tale Side B 01 The Sun Always Shines on T.V. 02 And You Tell Me 03 Love Is Reason 04 I Dream Myself Alive 05 Here I Stand and Face the Rain

 

The Tea Party [Deluxe 2 CD]
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The Tea Party (1991) is the first album by the Canadian rock group, The Tea Party. Originally recorded as a demo, the album includes newly remixed and remastered audio from the band's own Stuart Chatwood, as well as new artwork and liner notes. The 2 CD set includes the newly remastered audio, the original audio, and 2 bonus demo tracks from same time period.  

Metaversal
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Trance pioneer BT has released his 14th studio album, Metaversal.  

Breath By Breath
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Iconic pianist/composer Fred Hersch was an early adopter of new technologies and new ways forward when the pandemic hit in early 2020. But he's also been among the most eager to return to live performance and collaboration now that life has begun to resume some semblance of normality. In August he returned to the studio to record one of his most ambitious projects to date: Breath By Breath, his first album ever pairing jazz rhythm section with string quartet. Breath By Breath draws inspiration from the pianist's longtime practice of mindfulness meditation, centered on the new eight-movement "Sati Suite." But while the album is certainly contemplative and lustrous, it's far from being merely an ambient backdrop for blissful relaxation - the music on Breath By Breath is as fully engaged and emotionally rich as any that Hersch has made over the course of his remarkable career.  

Ballads Of The Broken
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Jelly Roll, the giant underground genre-bending singer/songwriter/rapper today released a new album Ballads of the Broken, ahead of his sold-out show at the iconic Ryman Auditorium. In celebration of the new record  

Epigone [2LP]
$39.98  39.98
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With their brand new and now fourth studio album, progressive metal elemental force Wilderun have managed to deliver an equally timeless and epic masterpiece. Epigone stretches to a total of over an hour of listening experience and makes the hearts of all fans of Opeth, Haken and Devin Townsend beat faster. On their new longplayer, the hottest contenders for the prog metal throne traverse a variety of musical extremes, such as epic orchestral passages followed by hard guitar riffs, leaving nothing to be desired.  

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Music Releases 01-14-22
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 band’s reimagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice’s landmark solo album Church Street Blues. The record features a collection of songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Bill Monroe, and others. Recorded at Nashville’s 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.”

 

Fragments [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Marbled 2LP]
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Bonobo will release new album Fragments, due on January 14, 2022 via Ninja Tune. Fragments is the most emotionally intense record that he - aka Simon Green - has ever had to make. It’s no surprise that it’s also his masterpiece. The album features Jamila Woods, Joji, Kadhja Bonet, Jordan Rakei, O’Flynn and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. Born first out of fragments of ideas and experimentation, the album ultimately was fused together in a burst of creativity fueled by both collaboration and Green’s escape into the wild.

 

Listen To The Blood [LP]
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With a storyteller's eye and sly sense of humor that echoes not only his “honorary uncle” Del Reeves, but Tom T. Hall and Roger Miller, The Kernal delves deep into everything from family dysfunction to road trips to matters of the heart. The music, which he describes with a laugh as “diet country,” embodies the spirit of that genre without any of the slavishness or self-seriousness of much modern Americana. Rolling Stone has called his style “sweetly subversive, intellectual and addictive,” while Lo-Down said “the songs have an air of nostalgia but they sound far from old - modern, yet timeless. ”
 
From the joyous, southern-fried grooves of “U Do U” and “Pistol in the Pillow” through the revved-up rockabilly stomp of “Green Green Sky” and the cinematic travelogue of “Wrong Turn to Tupelo” to “The Fight Song,” a sparkling '80s style duet with Caitlin Rose, it's a nine-song sequence that showcases The Kernal's warm, confidential voice while managing to make profound connections with the head, heart and feet.
 

“When people ask me what kind of music I play, I say, 'It's like sixteen-foot trailer country music,'” he says. “You pull up a hay trailer in a field and you barbecue a bunch of stuff and there are people setting off fireworks and there are kids running around in diapers with ice cream running down their bellies. You get up there, turn it up and have a good time.  I just love seeing people have a good time, and I think that's why I like country music. The groove of it. It speaks to people's legs. They loosen up and enjoy themselves and it's no big deal. I love that. And I love to be able to contribute to that.”

 

Fix Yourself, Not The World [LP]
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15 years into their career, one of Britain's most adored live bands The Wombats return 'Fix Yourself, Not The World'.The album takes listeners on a rollercoaster journey of emotions. With the lead singer Murph's incredible lyrics and the band's ever-changing, though yet familiar musical sound in the front, the album is about realising that the world won't change until you look at yourself and change for the better first.Recording remotely over the past year from their respective homes, the band has worked with acclaimed producers Mark Crew (Rag'N'Bone Man, Bastille) and Jacknife Lee (U2, Kasabian, Catfish & The Bottlemen) to produce some of the most captivating and engaging music of their career.With x2 top 3 albums and x1 top 5 album over the space of 13 years, as a band that is continuously evolving, The Wombats will bring their established fanbase and newly found audience together for the biggest musical adventure of their career.  

Dodging Dues [LP]
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Dodging Dues is a startlingly expansive record—“startling” in part because it’s relatively short (seven songs, all but one hovering around the four minute mark), but also because it traverses so many moods and styles: languid and dreamy one moment, surging and intense the next. Garcia Peoples (these days a six-person band) “hit their stride” a long time ago, but here they seem to be hitting a different one, working themselves loose of influences (though this tree has roots: traces of Thin Lizzy, of more arcane bits of U.K. folk-prog, of vintage Meat Puppets in some of the softer passages) while at the same time opening themselves up to their own individual strangeness, becoming ever more singular and ever more free.

 

Richard Carpenter’s Piano Songbook
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Richard Carpenter is the icon, musician, record producer, songwriter, & music arranger from the astronomically successful The Carpenters, a group who have sold more than 90M albums worldwide. On Richard Carpenter's Piano Songbook, Richard reimagines The Carpenters' biggest hits - & some choice favorites that inspired them - on solo piano. The album includes some of the most beloved melodies of all time - 'Top of the World' & 'We've Only Just Begun' - presented in a gloriously relaxing new way.  

Collected Pieces: 2015-2020 [2LP]
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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 Lattimore’s 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 author’s bout with a broken heart. “It’s 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 Lattimore’s 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 didn’t know in a gesture of solidarity and it reminded me of how you’re compelled to wave at people on the other boat when you’re 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 Lattimore’s 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 Howe’s 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 Blackton’s 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. There’s the one about the American astronaut’s 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 Lattimore’s 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.

 

Young Man
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Jamestown Revival have made the quietest record of their career with Young Man, yet it may resonate the most. Recorded in their home state of Texas, it is their first project without electric guitars, with the emphasis instead on skillful songwriting, flawless harmony, and intricate fingerpicking. In addition, it’s the first time that bandmates Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance have created an album with a producer -- in this case, Robert Ellis, a fellow Texan and a recording artist in his own right.

“I really think this is an album about coming of age and settling into an identity,” Clay says. “It’s about losing your identity and searching for it. It’s feeling like you found it and then realizing that’s not it. And it’s about our experiences over the last 15 years of making music – the successes and failures and all of those things mixed up together.”

Sonically the album draws on inspirations such as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and The Doobie Brothers (particularly “Black Water”), yet there’s also a dusty Western feel to Young Man, similar to a Guy Clark or Townes Van Zandt album where the detailed backdrop and acoustic arrangements convey the story as eloquently as the lyrics do.

“This is our first excursion with fiddle and we didn’t hold back,” Chance says. “We wrote a lot of these songs about the questions and the perspectives now that we’re a lot older and have been doing this longer. It’s almost like having a conversation with ourselves at times. We wanted it to feel earthy and rootsy, so the fiddle was a big part of that identity.”

A sense of spaciousness came naturally in past projects like 2014’s Utah, recorded in the Wasatch Mountains, and 2019’s San Isabel, recorded in a Colorado cabin. This time, the band opted for a studio for the first time, choosing Niles City Sound in Fort Worth, Texas. Studio co-founder Josh Block engineered Young Man to evoke the experience of musicians huddled together, singing and playing without headphones or click tracks. Chance and Clay are joined on the session by their longtime rhythm section of bassist Nick Bearden and drummer Ed Benrock.

“The songs move, the tempos move, but we really wanted to capture the performances,” Clay explains. “We wanted the songs to push and pull as they needed to, and not to have to adhere to a grid. It feels like the songs straighten out too much when that happens, so it was cool to be in a studio with an engineer and producer who really supported that idea.”

Chance continues, “All of the adventures we’ve had recording in different places have been fun, but the burden of bringing our own gear, setting it up, and then being our own producer is a lot to carry on our shoulders sometimes. With Robert, he always has an opinion and he could help us pick a direction. We could relinquish control and focus on capturing our best performance.” 

Young Man opens with “Coyote,” a plaintive ballad the duo wrote on their ranch near Huntsville, Texas, about an hour north of their hometown of Magnolia. With its lonesome tones and sly title character, it sets the tone for the album, pulling in listeners with blended voices and a narrative that befits a campfire setting. From there, songs like “Young Man,” “Moving Man,” “Northbound,” and especially “These Days” further explore their restless frame of mind, due in no small part to the pandemic.

As Clay explains, “I think what we asked ourselves a lot throughout this process were questions like, ‘Damn, where did our fire go? Do we still have it?’ I didn’t pick up a guitar for six months after our tour got canceled when COVID hit. I just felt like music had turned on me. I felt like I was asking, ‘Am I a musician anymore?’” Chance agrees with that sentiment, adding, “It’s easier for us whenever we’re in motion. I don’t think you ever stop to question how fragile it actually is, and then it gets taken away. You lose the ability to identify with it.”

Even as “One Step Forward” finds the duo seeking a silver lining, “Slow It Down” shows them embracing the situation – by strumming their guitars, driving down dirt roads, and catching crawfish. That homegrown approach carries over into “Way It Was,” even as the opening lines address the inevitable changes in life.  Meanwhile, “Old Man Looking Back” is a co-write with Ellis, completed in Chance’s kitchen in the weeks leading up to the sessions for Young Man.

However, it’s a different gathering that set Jamestown Revival on the course to make Young Man. After a year apart of not playing together, Chance and Clay invited their band to the ranch to hang out and to record a few songs in their hay barn. The results served as an unintended pre-production of sorts, sparking ideas that they eventually carried into the sessions with Ellis. They also wrote “Coyote” during that time, as well as the album’s closer, “Working on Love.” 

Asked about the message of that final song, Chance replies, “For me, it was about the idea of love – and not just intimate love but love in general – being a lifelong journey. It’s similar to how you’ve got to plow the fields and replant the seeds and water it and tend to it. It’s the same way you have to approach your patience for love in your life.”

Chance and Clay envision Young Man as a collection of songs that should be played all the way through, like reading a book. “We had the most amazing time recording this album. We laughed nonstop,” Clay says. “When I listen to this album top to bottom, I’m really proud of what we did. I hope that this album transports people because it’s like a time capsule. It takes us right back to that studio and to that couple of weeks. It felt like we were doing what we were meant to do.”

 

Oh What The Future Holds
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Survival depends on evolution. As conditions change and tides turn, we must change with them in order to stay one step ahead of the coming challenges. It's clear that Fit for an Autopsy have embraced that mantra as they continue to perpetually evolve with each subsequent body of work. Not just blurring, but eradicating the lines between technical metal virtuosity, death metal menace, hardcore intensity, melodic insidiousness, and abstract approaches, the New Jersey band embody an uncompromising vision of their own. Following their caustic 2011 debut The Process of Human Extermination, the group quietly carved out a place among extreme metal's modern vanguard with their second LP Hellbound. Revolver cited 2015's Absolute Hope Absolute Hell among "15 Essential Deathcore Albums." And In the wake of The Great Collapse two years later, the band had truly created their own space in the realm of what could be described as "post-deathcore". This ascent reached another level on the 2019 opus The Sea of Tragic Beasts. Widespread praise from the fans and press alike is all but too common for their refreshing approach to modern aggressive music both on record and in concert. In early 2021, Fit for an Autopsy congregated in-person at Will Putney's Graphic Nature Audio and recorded Oh What The Future Holds. Now, they introduce the album with the single "Far From Heaven." Swirling as a perfect storm, airy guitar cuts through a pummeling percussive groove as melodic vocals slip into a guttural groan offset by neck-snapping riffs and powerful dynamics. In the end, Fit for an Autopsy haven't just personally evolved on Oh What The Future Holds; they've brought heavy music with them.  

Dominion
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Dominion by SKILLET

Their 11th studio project, "Dominion" follows SKILLET's amazing track record of two RIAA certified multi-platinum albums, two Gold Albums, five RIAA certified multi-platinum singles, and four gold singles. The album, produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach, Disturbed) with songs written by John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Kevin Churko and Kane Churko, was created 100% remotely between the band's tour dates, home studio in Wisconsin, and the Churko's studio in Las Vegas.

DOMINIONis about the celebration of freedom, a liberation from fear - to be who we want to be, say what we want to say, believe what we want to believe, Cooper says. "In some ways it's a reminder of the God-given rights that we were born with. It's time to regain some sort of control over our lives and not be a slave to fear. I hope this record is going to make people feel empowered, inspired, uplifted and want to rock their faces off!"

 

Bar Stool Preacher [LP]
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Vinyl LP pressing. 2022 release from the country rocker.  

Still Some Light: Part 1 [2LP]
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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 of70’s 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 Fay’s 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.

 

Animosity [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange / Brown Marbled LP]
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A Closed Mouth Don't Get Fed [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
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Smoke DZA’s 2020 album boasts features from WestSide Gunn, Wale, T-Pain, Flipp Dinero and more. Available for the first time at retail. Limited Edition Gold LP.

 

Prestige Worldwide [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cerulean Marble LP]
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Harlem native Smoke DZA pairs up with one of NOLA’s finest, Curren$y, to release a joint project called Prestige Worldwide. The album features production from MonstaBeatz, Girl Talk, 183rd, Buda Da Future and Grandz Muzik. Available for the first time at retail. Limited Edition Cerulean Marble LP. 150-gram vinyl.

 

Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Translucent Green LP]
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The Monkees are an American rock band that released music in their original incarnation between 1965 and 1971, with subsequent reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed. They were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968. Side A 01 Salesman 02 She Hangs Out (Single Version) 03 The Door into Summer 04 Love Is Only Sleeping 05 Cuddly Toy 06 Words Side B 01 Hard to Believe 02 What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round? 03 Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky 04 Pleasant Valley Sunday 05 Daily Nightly 06 Don't Call on Me 07 Star Collector

 

Blank Generation [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Translucent Blue LP]
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Richard Hell and the Voidoids were an American punk rock band, formed in New York City in 1976 and fronted by Richard Hell, a former member of the Neon Boys, Television and the Heartbreakers. SIDE A 01 Love Comes in Spurts (2017 Remaster Audio) [Remastered] 02 Liars Beware (2017 Remaster Audio) [Remastered] 03 New Pleasure (2017 Remaster Audio) [Remastered] 04 Betrayal Takes Two (2017 Remaster) 05 Down at the Rock and Roll Club (2017 Remaster Audio) [Remastered] 06 Who Says? (2017 Remaster Audio) [Remastered] SIDE B 01 Blank Generation (2017 Remaster Audio) [Remastered] 02 Walking on the Water (2017 Remaster Audio) [Remastered] 03 The Plan (2017 Remaster Audio) [Remastered] 04 Another World (2017 Remaster Audio) [Remastered]

 

Dingo: Selections from the Motion Picture Soundtrack [SYEOR 2022 Limited Edition Red LP]
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''Dingo: Selections From The Motion Picture Soundtrack'' features a soundtrack composed by Jazz legends Miles Davis and Michel LeGrand. It also features one of Miles Davis’ final filmed performances. This 30th Anniversary Edition of the soundtrack will be the first pressing since its original release in 1991. It will be pressed on red vinyl. SIDE A 01 Kimberley Trumpet - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand, Chuck Findley 02 The Arrival 03 Concert on the Runway 04 The Departure 05 Dingo Howl - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand, Chuck Findley 06 Letter as Hero - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand, Chuck Findley 07 Trumpet Cleaning - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand 08 The Dream - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand 09 Paris Walking I - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand, Chuck Findley SIDE B 01 Paris Walking II - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand 02 Kimberly Trumpet in Paris - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand, Chuck Findley 03 The Music Room - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand 04 Club Entrance (The) - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand, Chuck Findley 05 The Jam Session - By Miles Davis, Chuck Findley 06 Going Home - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand 07 Surprise! - By Miles Davis, Michel Legrand, Chuck Findley

 

Tony Gallardo: Selected Works [Transparent Blue LP]
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On Transparent Blue vinyl. Enigmatic pop outsider Tony Gallardo makes music that's perpetually perched on the outskirts of Mexico's fertile electronic underground. Since 2008, he has been releasing music that inhabits it's own artistic universe, a cross between Frank Zappa, Daniel Johnston, The Knife, OutKast and Rosa Pistola. He co-founded the Cocobass label, pioneered the fusion of L.A. noise and cumbia known as ruidos6n and has released music under a plethora of monikers: dark techno as Boi Patrol, ram- shackle electronic pop as Maria y Jose, experimental surf rock as El Capricho and experimental dembow as La Fiebre X. "Selected Works" assembles some of Gallardo's most crucial material from a run of EPs released between 2008 and 2013. These tracks show the breadth of his output, running through sleazy, neon electro ('Bruja', 'Mi Presa'), neck-snapping tropical dance music ('Kibose', 'La Conquista'), and eerie Mexican trap ('Plata 0 Plomo', 'Ultra'). It's introspective, haunted music from one of Mexico's most original and most under-appreci-ated artists that paints a picture of a psychedelic musical landscape that's hard to resist.One listen to the album's closer 'Club Negro', originally released in 2013, should tell you all you need to know. This track is the perfect introduction to the world of Tony Gallardo, with screwed 'n chopped Spanish vocals, 7 doomy syncopated beatbox rhythms and wobbly houseparty electronics.  

Spell Songs II: Let The Light In
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Spell Songs offers a musical voice to the forgotten and often endangered natural world that surrounds us. It comprises an ensemble of musicians collaborating with E.M Forster Award-winning author Robert Macfarlane and award-winning illustrator Jackie Morris; to create a listening experience that intersects music, literature, language and art, as a call to reawaken our love of the wild.  
 
The Spell Songs ensemble  includes and features Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter and Jim Molyneux — all renowned musicians in their own right. Together, their music blends a diverse array of sounds from instruments like the kora, electroharp, cello, Indian harmonium and more, which are gorgeously layered with musical and linguistic influences spanning from Orkney to Senegal.

’Spell Songs II: Let The Light In’, produced and recorded by Andy Bell of Hudson Records at Real World Studios, is the follow up to the group’s 2019 self-titled album, which The Guardian called "a brave and magical creation" and accompanied ’The Lost Words’ and ‘The Lost Spells’ best-selling books, created in response to the loss of nature words from our children's everyday vocabulary.
This CD is packaged in an elegant hardback cover with gold foil accents, and includes 48 pages featuring illustrations by award-winning artist Jackie Morris, exclusive photos of the Spell Songs Ensemble Musicians, and some of The Lost Words spells that inspired the songs.
 

Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3 [LP]
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2021 release, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2020's Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2. Volume 3 is the final act of Tkay's EP trilogy. Featuring eight new songs produced by long-time collaborator Dan Farber.  

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Music Releases 06-17-22
They Live OST [RSD Essential Black & White Galaxy LP]
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A classic story of one man fighting for the freedom of the world with a great science-fiction twist. This movie is full of amazing dialogue and also contains the greatest fistfight in the history of cinema. Like most of Carpenter’s films They Live has an urban-western feel to it which is emphasized by the infectious score.
Celebrated designer and artist Alan Hynes has crafted a spectacular collectible package for the soundtrack befitting the film’s theme of subliminal communication utilizing the iconic sunglasses to reveal hidden messages as you pull the disc sleeve from the slipcase.
Carpenter and Howarth’s main theme conjures up images of a lone cowboy entering town with the main melody augmented with the sounds of harmonica and saxophone. There’s a carefree attitude that reflects Rowdy Roddy Piper’s character but the score takes on a more sinister tone when he realizes he doesn’t know anything about what’s really going on. Carpenter’s signature synth tones create an uncomfortable atmosphere but the main bassline is always fighting against them never giving up. Electric guitar is used fleetingly but brilliantly and the whole score embodies the kind of rebelling against authority Carpenter is famous for. They Live will rock your world without the need for a Brazilian plastic surgeon to put you back together again.
 

Songs My Friends Wrote [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Autographed Color LP]
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Songs My Friends Wrote is an album I’ve been threatening to make for years. It’s a bunch of tracks that are my versions of a bunch of…songs my friends wrote. I’m fortunate to count a lot of world class songwriters as good pals and I wanted to shine a little light on some of my favourite examples of their work. In most cases I’ve picked relatively obscure songs that have always spoken to me, even though many of them won’t be so familiar to people. There’s a pretty good chance of a Volume Two, Three and Four eventually, because there were a lot of friends and a lot of songs to choose from. The best part about recording all these tunes was that they reminded me of all the people who I haven’t been able to hang out with for the past two years because of the plague we’ve all been dealing with. All of these tunes bring a smile to my face and I hope they do the same for you. - Corb Lund

 

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Music Releases 06-10-22
Scream (Music From the Original Motion Picture) [Limited Edition LP]
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Featured in a limited edition reflective mirror board jacket, the package to the killer new soundtrack for Scream is just as dynamic as the 14 tracks on this vinyl LP. Brian Tyler ranks as one of the Top Ten highest-grossing film composers of all time, has scored an impressive array of projects during his 25-year career, including several films in the Fast & Furious franchise, Crazy Rich Asians, Yellowstone, and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

 

South Sinner Street [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
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Music Releases 04-22-22
Skinty Fia [Limited Edition Deluxe 2LP]
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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.

 

All Souls Hill [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Red LP]
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After blazing a trail with 2020’s critically acclaimed Good Luck Seeker, The Waterboys waste no time in delivering again with the announcement of their brand new record All Souls Hill - out April 22nd 2022 on Cooking Vinyl.
 
All Souls Hill is nine tracks of Waterboys brilliance, all mixed by Scott himself. Announced off the back of the band’s recent sold out UK tour, All Souls Hill is current, on the money social commentary, but with an air of hope.
 

Paint This Town [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP, 3 Random Covers]
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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 country’s 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.

 

The Romance Of Affliction [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Beer with Bone & Orange Twist LP]
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Giving The World Away [Coke Bottle Clear LP]
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Giving the World Away, the sophomore album from Hatchie, is the truest introduction to the songwriter/bassist at the helm of the project, Harriette Pilbeam. Produced by Jorge Elbrecht, Giving the World Away is Hatchie’s most thunderous, sprawling work yet. Featuring input from longtime Hatchie collaborator Joe Agius, it takes the celestial, shimmering shoegaze and pop sensibilities of her earlier releases, but with the volume knob cranked up tenfold. Built out with percussion from Beach House drummer James Barone, it’s synthed-out, sonic opulence, a more structured and ornate musicality with traces of ‘90s trip-hop and acid house influences.

Pilbeam initially intended for these songs to go in a higher-energy direction. She had the distinct vision of a Hatchie show turned dance party, inviting more movement and vibrancy into her live shows. But then, between Covid and the lockdowns in Australia, Pilbeam retreated more into herself, and that introspection and self-discovery served as the true inspiration for the record. Again and again across Giving the World Away, she returns to that same theme of dismantling internalized shame and finding gratitude and steadiness, and finally being able to trust herself.

Giving the World Away is an album about self-confidence, about the strange time in young adulthood where you begin to finally be able to see yourself clearly. Incisive and probing, Giving the World Away is the clearest look at Pilbeam yet, and a relic of the power and bravery that spring forth from embracing vulnerability and putting your heart on the line.

 

It's Time...To Rise From The Grave [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Violet w/ Red & Yellow Splatter LP]
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Music Releases 06-03-22
Dice Game [Indie Exclusive Limited Splatter Edition LP]
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10th anniversary edition! New alternate all black cover & vinyl labels. Special photo discobag. 

 

The Matrix – Original Motion Score: The Complete Edition [3LP]
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Keanu Reeves plays Neo, a computer hacker who learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.  The Matrix went on to become a billion dollar franchise, and Don Davis' epic scores propelled the story forward across three films.  With The Matrix returning for a 4th installment, new and original fans are revisiting the film that started it all.  The original score is presented here in all its glory, 44 tracks over three LP’s, a substantial expansion of the 10 track album released at the time of the film in 1999. 

This deluxe 3-LP set expands the original 10 track vinyl release to encompass the complete film score of 44 tracks.  Housed in a stunning new art design featuring a three feet long fold-down cover, the package also includes classic film stills and an exclusive new interview with composer, Don Davis.

 

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Music Releases 05-27-22
A Very Lonely Solstice [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear 2LP]
$27.98  27.98
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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.”

 

Rock Creek Park [Indie Exclusive Autumn Gold Edition LP]
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2 bonus tracks never before on vinyl 

 

You & Me: Sun Studio Edition [2LP]
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A new deluxe edition of NYC art-rock band the Walkmen's career highlight You & Me.

Originally released in 2008, this new edition is fully remastered by Chris Colbert and features a fourth side of unreleased tracks from the era recorded at Memphis legendary Sun Studio for PBS that captures the album's essential nature as a 21st-century band deeply influenced by early rock and roll music.

You & Me was the Walkmen's fourth studio album and widely considered their masterpiece, kicking off a new life for the band with standouts such as "In the New Year", "On the Water" and "I Lost You." The Sun recordings showcase a massive local horn section including Ben Cauley of the Bar-Kays, the only survivor of the plane crash that took Otis Redding along with 4 other members of the Bar-Kays.

 

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Music Releases 05-20-22
Flex-Able: 36th Anniversary [Clear LP]
$49.98  49.98
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Coming fresh off his 3 year residency as lead guitarist in Frank Zappa’s band, Vai spent the majority of 1983 in the studio. These recordings resulted in the 1984 release of Flex-Able which introduced Vai to the world as a solo artist. The standout instrumental track, “The Attitude Song”, was featured in the October 1984 issue of Guitar Player magazine as the first sound sheet Flexi Disc and quickly established Vai as a bonafide and powerful innovator of guitar pyrotechnics. Flex-Able has served as an integral part of Vai’s career that paved the way for him to join Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth’s band, Whitesnake, and his follow up, platinum tour-de-force, second album Passion & Warfare. No expense or process was spared in the refurbishing and re-release packaging for Flex Able. It was remastered in 2020 by Bernie Grundman using the original ¼” analog master tapes.

 

They Live OST [RSD Essential Black & White Galaxy LP]
$39.99  39.99
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A classic story of one man fighting for the freedom of the world with a great science-fiction twist. This movie is full of amazing dialogue and also contains the greatest fistfight in the history of cinema. Like most of Carpenter’s films They Live has an urban-western feel to it which is emphasized by the infectious score.
Celebrated designer and artist Alan Hynes has crafted a spectacular collectible package for the soundtrack befitting the film’s theme of subliminal communication utilizing the iconic sunglasses to reveal hidden messages as you pull the disc sleeve from the slipcase.
Carpenter and Howarth’s main theme conjures up images of a lone cowboy entering town with the main melody augmented with the sounds of harmonica and saxophone. There’s a carefree attitude that reflects Rowdy Roddy Piper’s character but the score takes on a more sinister tone when he realizes he doesn’t know anything about what’s really going on. Carpenter’s signature synth tones create an uncomfortable atmosphere but the main bassline is always fighting against them never giving up. Electric guitar is used fleetingly but brilliantly and the whole score embodies the kind of rebelling against authority Carpenter is famous for. They Live will rock your world without the need for a Brazilian plastic surgeon to put you back together again.
 

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Music Releases 05-13-22
Ugly Heroes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
$24.98  24.98
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