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Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. His last album - 2017's The Nashville Sound - a #1 album on the Billboard Folk, Independent, Country and Rock albums charts, also received Best Americana Album at the Grammys, Album Of The Year At The Americana Honors & Awards and was nominated at the CMA Awards for Album Of The Year. Since then, he has collaborated on the soundtrack for A Star Is Born, the debut album by the Highwomen, and Sheryl Crow's latest album Threads. He also released a live album, Live From the Ryman.
Hayley Williams hugely anticipated debut solo album Petals For Armor arrives via Atlantic Records on Friday, May 8th. Produced by Taylor York – Williams’ lead collaborator in the GRAMMY® Award-winning Paramore – the album was heralded earlier this month by the acclaimed first single, “Simmer”. The smoldering track arrived alongside its own Warren Fu-directed video, providing a compelling first chapter to a continuing storyline.
In early 2016, D.C. punk legends Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Dag Nasty, Bad Religion) and Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace, One Last Wish) met up at Hampton's Brooklyn home to play music together. Friends since first grade, the two guitarists ended up writing a handful of songs that day, then closed out the session with a spur-of-the-moment decision to start a band. When it came to finding a bassist, Baker and Hampton looked to Johnny Temple of Girls Against Boys and Soulside (another fellow student at their elementary school), who equally shared their passion for what Temple refers to as "loud, angry, visceral music." By the end of the year, the band had enlisted Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzén as their singer, thus cementing the lineup to punk-rock supergroup Fake Names.Soon after dubbing themselves Fake Names-a moniker that's part Raising Arizona reference, part recognition of the "ubiquitous and demonic use of the term 'fake news,'" according to Baker-the band headed to Renegade Studios with the goal of creating a demo to present to record labels. But after playing those recordings for Baker's Bad Religion bandmate Brett Gurewitz, the Epitaph founder made an unexpected proposal. "Brett said to us, 'This isn't a demo, this is the album,'" Baker recalls. "He was pretty adamant about putting it out exactly as it was, so that's what we wound up doing."
Vinyl LP pressing. When considering any great work of art, be it a painting, a novel, or a piece of music, it's natural to wonder what might have inspired it. Mark Lanegan's 2020 album, Straight Songs Of Sorrow, features guest appearances from Greg Dulli, Warren Ellis, John Paul Jones, Ed Harcourt and more, These 15 songs are inspired his life story, as documented in his new memoir, Sing Backwards And Weep. The book is a brutal, nerve-shredding read, thanks to Lanegan's unsparing candor in recounting a journey from troubled youth in eastern Washington, through his drug-stained existence amid the '90s Seattle rock scene, to an unlikely salvation at the dawn of the 21st century. There's death and tragedy, yet also humor and hope, thanks to the tenacity which impels it's host, even at his lowest moments. Today, Lanegan is a renowned songwriter and a much-coveted collaborator, as adept at electronica as with rock, constantly honing his indomitable voice: an asphalt-laced linctus for the soul. While the memoir documents a struggle to find peace with himself, his album emphasizes the extent to which he came to realize that music is his life.
Holy Wave is a band of multi-instrumentalists from Austin, TX. Originally from El Paso, the band’s sound has evolved into a unique blend of sun baked surf-psychedelia. Holy Wave creates a brand of psych that brings to mind fellow Texans like The 13th Floor Elevators and modern contemporaries like The Black Angels and Night Beats, dyed in carefully constructed noise with an attention to detail echoing the work of influences like My Bloody Valentine and Spectrum.
Grammy-winning artist RAC (Andre Allen Anjos) returns this year with his highly anticipated new album 'BOY', which will be released on on Counter Records and is his first release following his EP, Closer (March 2019). The first single taken from the album is a cover of the iconic early 2000s hit 'Never Let You Go' from Third Eye Blind. It features husband & wife Matthew Koma & Hilary Duff and is the first track to be released by actress since 2016.
2020 release from the Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer. American Love Story is a rock opera - a "love story about hate," partially inspired by his upbringing in Cartersville, Georgia, that examines social and racial divides in America.
Time Lapse is the 7th proper album from Bradford UK based worriedaboutsatan and third since the project has returned into a solo effort by Gavin Miller. Time Lapse is also the project's first album for North American emotional electronics stable n5MD. For well over a decade, worriedaboutsatan has effortlessly nurtured a muzzled amalgamation of ambient, techno, and post-rock. The project is a go-to for its adaptation of dark, slow-churning, humanistic techno. Labyrinthine guitars, swelling 303s, and deep pulsing 808s all are utilized in the satan arsenal to realize some of the murkiest forward-moving soundscapes of the last decade. Time Lapse is quintessential worriedaboutsatan, filled with sprawling slow-burn arrangements bathed in velvety reverb tails. A must for fans of artists such as GAS, Explosions in the Sky, or Bioshpere's earlier deep works. Time Lapse is out May 1st on 180 gram transparent forest green vinyl and compact disc
Over the past few years, Blind Channel have established themselves as one of the most promising international rock bands from Finland. They achieved their first nomination for 'Rock of the Year' category at the 2019 Finnish Grammys and have performed internationally with bands like Hollywood Undead, Disturbed, Simple Plan and All That Remains. Currently on their longest European tour to date, including dates with Amaranthe. Violent Pop is their much anticipated third album, out April 17th.
BUG OUT! Is the 17th album from Caspar Babypants (the alter-ego of Chris Ballew, the three time Grammy nominated songwriter and lead singer for the Seattle rock and roll band The Presidents of the United States of America) and is full of super fun sing along good time music for the whole family to enjoy together. As with all the Caspar Babypants albums, the energy on the album goes from upbeat and fun at the beginning to sleepy and mellow at the end. The hope is that the music will help engage and then relax your kids and you so that you can recharge yourselves.
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. Show World is the fifth album by Redd Kross, originally released in 1997. Three singles were issued in the U.K. from the album: "Get Out of Myself", "Mess Around" and "Secret Life".
Minimally equipped with a guitar, recording console and a tiny toy keyboard, longtime friends Benjamin Lazar Davis and Lake Street Dive's Bridget Kearney trekked to West Africa and struck up a collaboration with Stevo Atambire, legendary Ghanaian musician/master of the kologo. The duo's full-length debut, Still Flying, features 11insightfully crafted songs, reimagining traditional gyil parts and drum patterns in the context of their own graceful collision of folk and pop and indie-rock.
Schoolkids Records-The Label is proud to announce the release of 'Part Time Punks" by SLOWNESS.
Why an e.p. now? Immediately following the release of Berths, Slowness embarked on a west coast tour, the highlight of which was stopping by Josiah Mazzaschi’s studio in Los Angeles to record live takes of a few songs. “Turns out the best time to record is during a tour, as opposed to after,” remarked Geoffrey Scott. “PTP was something different and fun for us.” The band recorded four songs, two from Berths and two oldies, including an eleven minute rendition of “Little King” from the band’s debut EP Hopeless but Otherwise. "The nightly experimentation on the road with a new line-up followed us into the studio,” Lynn said, “making it feel great to walk into Josiah’s beautiful room, lay down the rendition we felt that particular afternoon and walk out a few hours later with it all wrapped up.”
You ever hear the one about the cop, the blonde, the psycho and the mafia princess? BIRDS OF PREY (AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When one of Gotham's most sinister villains, Roman Sionis, and his sadistic right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city's wicked underbelly is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Canary and Renee Montoya's paths collide and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
The fondly remembered '70s/'80s TV series is effectively reworked as a quirky horror tale, courtesy of Blumhouse Productions. On a remote island resort, five people prepare to have their ultimate fantasies come alive. But things soon take a dark and ominous turn, and now the guests' very lives will depend on them discovering the truth about the island. With Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Michael Rooker, and Michael Peña as mysterious host, Mr. Roarke. 110 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.
The discovery of a hidden family photograph sends Mae Morton (Issa Rae) on a quest for answers. The journey into her estranged mother's past exposes many secrets and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance with rising-star journalist Michael Block (Lakeith Stanfield). Award-winning writer-director Stella Meghie (The Weekend, Jean of the Joneses) tells a sweeping love story about forgiveness and finding the courage to seek the truth, no matter where it leads you.
Jane Austen's beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending, is reimagined in this delicious new film adaptation of EMMA. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.
Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full ride to college, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is stuck in a meaningless job and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boy starts to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?
In a fantasy realm that evolved into a contemporary suburbia, teen elf brothers Barley and Ian Lightfoot (voiced by Chris Pratt, Tom Holland) got a stunning gift from their mom (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) when Ian turned 16: an heirloom spell that would return their late father to life for one day. The novice conjurers, though, only brought him back from the waist down-and their road trip for a mystic fix propels this funny and poignant Pixar opus. With the voices of Octavia Spencer, Mel Rodriguez, Ali Wong. 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.
After nearly three decades of whizzing across the videogame landscape, the spiny speedster streaks onto the big screen in this engaging mix of live action and animation. Having breached the barrier into our universe-specifically, small-town Montana-Sonic (voiced by Ben Schwartz) gets the help of a sympathetic cop (James Marsden) in outrunning the pursuing feds and their hired gun, crackpot scientist Dr. Ivo Robotnik (Jim Carrey). Tika Sumpter, Adam Pally, Neal McDonough also star. 100 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English. Two-disc set.
From the Walking Dead universe, a group of survivors led by Morgan Jones and Alicia Clark has a clear mission: locate survivors and provide help for others in an effort to make up for the wrongdoings of their pasts and make what's left of the world a slightly better place.
Notes On A Conditional Form is The 1975's highly anticipated fourth studio album. Available May 22nd, the 22-track epic includes hit singles "People" and "Me & You Together Song". The band worked to use as little plastic as possible in the manufacturing of the product.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced Chunky Shrapnel, a new music documentary film and accompanying double-LP live album. The new album features 13 live performances hand-picked from the band’s 2019 UK and European tour, and includes three new musical scores written by Stu Mackenzie that add a magical touch of an alien melancholy throughout the record. Chunky Shrapnel is an experience geared towards not only recreating the energy of a live concert, but creating something tailored and unique to the King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard.
Following up the Grammy nominated album "Run Home Slow", Australian soul band The Teskey Brothers are back with their new live album "Live at The Forum" out 5/22. The album was recorded on tape during their two day residency at the iconic Forum Melbourne in Australia this past November. Opaque Blue Vinyl. Polybag. Gatefold Sleeve.
2020 release. If you want to travel America, take the Train. As the Grammy-nominated kingpin of American roots, Victor Wainwright's second release with the crack-squad band he assembled in 2018 is a snapshot of all the nation's great cities and genres - with a modern twist. And, as the title tells you, Memphis Loud's rattle-and-shout originals demand to be played at speaker-shaking volume. "Find a moment," he advises, "to sit back with your favorite headphones or speakers, turn it up, and listen. It's heavy, and I know you're gonna love it."
Prolific singer-songwriter Ashe continues to build on her electrifying momentum in 2020, after her hit single, "Moral Of The Story” was featured in the Netflix hit sequel "To All The Boys...PS I Still Love You”. The track features contributions from grammy award winning producer FINNEAS and lyrical contribution from Billie Eilish. Since then, the track accumulated over 75 million streams (3.5 million per day) in less than a month, landed on 54 Spotify viral charts and 758K Shazams. The track was added to Spotify’s largest pop playlist Today’s Top Hits (25M followers) and Apple’s Today’s Hits. “Moral of the Story” is impacting pop and alternative radio now with early adds from iHeart USA, KYSR Los Angeles, Entercom USA, KITS San Francisco, National SiriusXM and Alt Nation. This summer Ashe will be performing in 20K capacity venues alongside AJR, Quinn XCII and Hobo Johnson. For the first time ever, the 2-part EP Moral of the Story: Chapters 1 & 2 will be pressed on exclusive yellow vinyl.
In conjunction with Jollett’s memoir, The Airborne Toxic Event has completed an album by the same name, a twelve song concept record which draws from scenes and themes in the book. Incorporating real audio from his family, gospel singers, and orchestral flourishes from violins to timpani to horns, the record is Jollett’s attempt to capture the high hopes of his parents, the dash dreams and difficult times which followed, the confusion of an adult life spent nursing the wounds of childhood, and the ultimate redemption which came from looking inward and finding an acceptance of self and love of family. The record was produced by Mark Needham (The Killers, Fleetwood Mac) at east/west Studios in Hollywood.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release from the Charlatans vocalist. Frontman, singer, label boss, DJ and author, Tim Burgess has been instrumental in so many great records over the years. While in The Charlatans, Tim's indefatigable energy has been a consistent fuel for the band across thirteen high-charting albums. His solo adventure has been no less extraordinary, scaling new heights in 2020 with his fifth solo album, I Love The New Sky. It features wonderfully connective songs of everyday minutiae and universal experience, of love and anger, of loss and belonging, all united by elaborate yet natural arrangements and an effortless but deceptively expert way with melody.
Nonesuch Records releases I Still Play, an album comprising eleven new solo piano compositions written by artists who have recorded for the label. The pieces were written in honor of the label’s longtime President Bob Hurwitz on the occasion of his 2017 shift into the Chairman Emeritus role after running the label for thirty-two years. I Still Play features works by John Adams, Laurie Anderson, Timo Andres, Louis Andriessen, Donnacha Dennehy, Philip Glass, Nico Muhly, Brad Mehldau, Steve Reich, Pat Metheny, and Randy Newman. The pieces have been recorded by Andres and fellow Nonesuch artist Jeremy Denk, as well as by Mehldau and Newman themselves.
Best Wishes is the debut album by Portland's MAITA. Driven by effulgent front-woman Maria’s lambent wit and Matthew’s galvanic guitar, the songs sparkle and rock - a brilliant record from Portland's most exciting new artist.
BRAT is the masterful LP from beloved Chicago multi-instrumentalist NNAMDÏ. It follows his critically acclaimed LP DROOL (2017), an album that brought him to Pitchfork Fest and earned him Best Music of the Year recognition from NPR, FADER, BANDCAMP, and more. On his follow-up BRAT, NNAMDÏ starkly explores the psychological turmoil between Wanting and Needing in a manner that is both intensely personal and highly relatable. It's virtuosic fusion of Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, Electronics, Gospel, and West African influences firmly establishes him in a genre-less class of his own. NNAMDÏ wrote, produced, and recorded BRAT by himself.
The debut album from British singer/songwriter Eve Owen, Don't
Let the Ink Dry, is a work of raw sensitivity and uncontained imagination, brought to life over the course of three transformative years. During that time, the 20-year-old artist spent her summer holidays writing and recording in New York with The National's Aaron Dessner, immersing herself in a creative exploration that provided welcome refuge from her sometimes-troubled school life. As she discovered an entirely new sense of freedom and belonging, Owen devised a sonic language all her own: frenetic yet delicate, mercurial yet nuanced enough to capture the most ephemeral of feelings. Produced by Dessner at Long Pond Studio (a converted old farmhouse deep in the Hudson Valley), Don't Let the Ink Dry finds Owen embracing her affinity for folk music while pursuing the endless possibilities in electronic experimentation. "I've often felt a bit uncomfortable in myself, and I love how that came out in the music," says Owen. "I don't really care for songs that flow just right or have a perfect cadence-I'd rather there be some sort of unnerving element to them. I think Aaron and I are both attracted to weirdness in music, and we instinctively went after that without really even talking about it." For his part, Dessner reflects on the first day of their collaboration: "Eve came up to visit the studio for a day a few years ago when she was 16. I thought we would record one song but we ended up working on several in just one day. By the next morning she had written a few more songs based on her experience the previous day. This prolific songwriting continued throughout our work together. Every morning there would be new songs, written sometimes overnight. I've been lucky to work with some incredibly talented artists and it was clear to me immediately that Eve was deeply gifted, expressing herself with such force and sincerity on essentially her first proper recording day at Long Pond. I was spellbound."
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release from former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung. 26 East, Vol. 1 is DeYoung's seventh solo studio effort and first in over a decade. The album includes a duet with Julian Lennon on the song "The Good Old Days."
A film about the love affair between Jamaican and British Youth culture told through the prism of one the most iconic record labels in history, Trojan Records. Combining archive footage, interview and drama, Rudeboy tells the story of Trojan Records by placing it at the heart of a cultural revolution that unfolded in the council estates and dance floors of late 60's and early 70's Britain and how that period of immigration and innovation transformed popular music and culture. A loving tribute that reminds us that music has the power to break down cultural barriers and change lives.
Featuring a cast of legendary artists including Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Toots Hibbert, Ken Boothe, Neville Staple, Marcia Griffiths, Dave Barker, Dandy Livingstone, Lloyd Coxsone, Pauline Black, Derrick Morgan and more.
What you can't see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss (Us, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale) stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal's classic monster character. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister (Harriet Dyer, NBC's The InBetween), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge, Straight Outta Compton) and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid, HBO's Euphoria). But when Cecilia's abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia's sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see. Jason Blum, our current-day master of the horror genre, produces The Invisible Man for his Blumhouse Productions. The Invisible Man is written, directed and executive produced by Leigh Whannell, one of the original conceivers of the Saw franchise who most recently directed Upgrade and Insidious: Chapter 3.
Sleaford Mods are set to continue their onslaught into 2020 with the release of All That Glue, a collection of songs spanning the last seven years of the bands career; an array of crowd pleasers, B sides, unheard tracks and rarities for fans and the curious, released via Rough Trade.
Double vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release, the 17th studio album by iconic electronica musician Moby. Includes the single "Power is Taken", featuring Dead Kennedys drummer D. H. Peligro and rapper Boogie.
Offering a deep-hued kaleidoscope of dusty ‘70s cinema, ‘90s country music and breezy West Coast psychedelia, Jess Williamson’s ‘Sorceress’ weaves a woman’s wild love letters to a confusing present and uncertain future—with reflections on femininity and the pursuit of perfection, New Age beliefs and practices, critiques of capitalism and social media and more. An album about loss of innocence and acquired wisdom that’s self-critical, self-assured and soul-searching.
North Carolina's cherished Americana band is back with a new look and feel! Chatham County Line's 12th studio album, Strange Fascination features newly added drums and modern effects that drive a revamped sound. From the dreamy shuffle of 'Oh Me Oh My' to the bold acceptance of 'Leave this World,' the group demonstrates their sharp self-awareness with a good dose of humor. A beautifully crafted album, Strange Fascination highlights the band's exceptional songcraft and musicianship, as well as their continual innovation.
2020 release. Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, the San Francisco-based band fronted by singer and songwriter Thao Nguyen, release their fifth studio album Temple. The album is among Thao's most open and honest work yet, finding her coming out in her public life after a long career in which she kept her queer identity quiet in an effort to avoid turmoil with and alienation from a family and culture she deeply loves. Temple follows Thao & the Get Down Stay Down's 2016 album A Man Alive which was released to widespread critical praise. NPR Music called it a 'brilliant, jarring new album'[Nguyen's] most rewarding work yet,' while Pitchfork raved that it is 'Nguyen's most rhythmically robust, gleefully discordant release to date' and Stereogum called it 'explosive and melodically dense.' Over the past year Thao served as guest host of the acclaimed podcast Song Exploder.
Hamilton Leithauser has proven himself as a master collaborator and solo artist throughout his nearly 20 year career. Following his time as the frontman of the Walkmen, Leithauser released the critically acclaimed collaboration with Rostam "I Had a Dream That You Were Mine" in 2016. The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart, #1 New Artist Album, and was named one of the Year's Best by Pitchfork, Esquire, NPR, and more. His latest work and second solo record "The Loves of Your Life" is set to be released on April 10, 2020. It was written and produced by Hamilton in his home studio and is a collection of stories about real people he's met over his years living in New York City.
2020 release. Streamed over 1.5 billion times, and triumphant on stage everywhere from Governors Ball to Austin City Limits, Two Feet upholds a powerful connection to the crowd on his full-length debut, Pink. He initially made his mark on the 2016 viral, platinum-certified smash "Go F*** Yourself". Now, Two Feet sells out shows worldwide. Pink illuminates the full scope of his signature sound, hinting at more to come.
"I don't play country this stuff is dirt emo it's like crying in a barn or anguishing in your room with a banjo." Ruston Kelly's Dirt Emo vol. 1, the new collection of dirt-soaked covers, was hand-picked by Kelly from some of his revered predecessors. The project includes acclaimed renditions of Taylor Swift's "All Too Well" and the Carter Family's "Weeping Willow," showing the full spectrum of material comprised in this previously uncharted genre, solidifying Ruston as the Father of Dirt Emo.
2020 release. In the life of any interesting artist, there is the perpetual war between the simplicity of public perception and the complexities of reality. Consider Hanni El Khatib, a definitive purveyor of visceral, blues-wracked, punk-spiked, soul-warped, knife fight rock n' roll over the last decade. You may be familiar with him through any one of his four acclaimed solo albums on Innovative Leisure, his work with Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, or as one of the rare polymaths able to artfully blend serrated guitars and hardcore rap on collaborations with GZA and Freddie Gibbs. And while these are all real things that could accurately yield a sketch of the multi-dimensional Los Angeles-based artist, they amount to little more than a black and white pencil sketch. More compelling is the Hanni El Khatib of terrestrial existence, who is less susceptible to being pigeonholed by shrewd branding or capsule biography. There is the Hanni El Khatib who existed before he was a professional musician. This was the rap and punk-revering San Francisco skate rat, who grew up digging in the crates for samples to flip on his bedroom MPC - who would eventually become the creative director for the venerable streetwear label HUF. There is the second chapter in which El Khatib moved to LA to pursue music full-time and almost immediately found himself embraced by KCRW and on tour with Florence and the Machine. Music supervisors synced his music in Audi commercials that played at the Super Bowl. Over the last several years, El Khatib had become close friends with Leon Michels, best known as the mastermind of the soul controllers, the El Michels Affair, but who has also quietly racked up producer credits for the likes of pop juggernauts like Lana Del Rey, Travis Scott, A$AP Rocky, and Eminem - as well as working in sessions with Grammy-winning super-producer Mark Ronson.
Set My Heart On Fire Immediately is the fifth studio album from Perfume Genius that will be released May 15th on Matador Records. It sees artist and musician Mike Hadreas re-teaming with GRAMMY-nominated producer Blake Mills and features contributions from musicians Jim Keltner, Pino Palladino and Matt Chamberlin. It was recorded in Los Angeles, where Perfume Genius settled in 2017 with longtime partner and musical collaborator Alan Wyffels. 'I wanted to feel more open, more free and spiritually wild,' says Hadreas, 'and I'm in a place now where those feelings are very close-- but it can border on being unhinged. I wrote these songs as a way to be more patient, more considered -- to pull at all these chaotic threads hovering around me and weave them in to something warm, thoughtful and comforting.'
In a career built on reflective, deeply personal songwriting, Nahko's extraordinary new album, 'Take Your Power Back' (May 15, 2020), stands as far and away his most profound, revelatory, and fully realized collection yet. Recorded in Los Angeles and Executive Produced by cut & dry, the record grapples with grief, trauma, and reconciliation, learning to face heartache head on and embrace the peace and serenity that comes with understanding and acceptance. As heavy as all that may sound, 'Take Your Power Back' is as uplifting and infectious as anything Nahko has ever released, blending socially conscious folk and rock with soulful, alt-R & B, genre-bending production. It's an album of growth, of courage, of resilience. It's a testament to the beauty and evolution that can come from fully inhabiting our pain, and it's proof positive that our true power- spiritual, physical, and emotional-inevitably comes from within.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 album from British gothic metal pioneers Paradise Lost. Obsidian, the group's 16th studio album, was recorded with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano, eschews it's immediate predecessors' gruesome, myopic approach in favor of a richer and more dynamic deluge of black shades. From the deceptive elegance and dual atmospheres of opener "Darker Thoughts" through to the crushing, baroque doom of war-torn closer "Ravenghast", Obsidian reveals a band in masterful control of a broad array of vital ideas.
Travis Denning will release his debut six-track EP on May 15th. BEER'S BETTER COLD showcases his signature sound, as husky vocals and infectious charm resonate on every song. Opening with melody-driven `Where That Beer's Been', the momentum grows with Top 15 single `After A Few', the "wickedly fun good-riddance romp" (People) `ABBY' and the "steamy, simmering, sexy" (Music Row) `Tank Of Gas And A Radio Song'. The EP digs into Denning's roots and young love. CD in mini-jacket packaging.
Home is a slippery concept for Jonah Mutono. The 25-year-old London-born musician moved to Philadelphia before returning to their native Uganda 9 years later after struggling to find a sense of belonging in the States. Blending R&B, pop and avant-garde, GERG is a rebirth of Jonah's music, bringing his experiences of self-discovery to light- the good, the bad, the beautiful, the challenging, the sacred & the profane-in songs as revealing as they are captivating.
Norwegian indie-folk singer-songwriter Siv Jakobsen’s follow up to critically acclaimed The Nordic Mellow (2017). A Temporary Soothing features collabs with great musicians such as producer Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Nick Mulvey) and mixing engineer Zach Hanson (Bon Iver, Waxahatchee). The album explores feelings of fear, anxiety, change and the struggle between being healthy and being and productive. Select US dates in March. Full US Tour Fall 2020.
While everyone is social distancing, closing ranks and donning masks while they shop, life can seem somewhat surreal to the senses. Yet, through all of the chaos, one thing is constant, music brings us together. Now, on the 40th Anniversary of the landmark, Los Angeles, and 35 years since the original band have released an album – X, one of the greatest Punk Rock bands in music history, releases ALPHABETLAND today via Bandcamp. The original foursome - Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake have now made the album available for fans to purchase and by adapting to this moment, X continues to embody the same spirit they did when they began in 1977.
“When your heart is broken you think every song is about that. These songs were written in the last 18 months & it blows my mind how timely they are,” explained John Doe. “We all want our family, friends & fans to hear our records as soon as it's finished. This time we could do that. Thanks to Fat Possum & our audience.”
With her heart-swelling, folk-inflected pop, music's bright-eyed anthropologist, Alex the Astronaut, uses uses sprawling narratives and rich vignettes to unravel the joys and struggles of everyday life on her debut album. Brough to life with infectious melodies, plucked guitar, and Alex's unmistakable vocals. The Theory of Absolutely Nothing is the work of a storyteller attuned to the world around her.
Therapy With Colour is the Constellation debut for composer and sound artist T. Gowdy. Combining experimental electronics with elements of musique concrete, rhythmic grooves, and heady sonic atmospheres, Therapy With Colour is a brilliantly adventurous new offering from the forefront of Montréal's avant-garde electronic scene.
Third Album is the Constellation debut from Montréal-based multi-disciplinary artist and musician/composer Markus Lake, who's been releasing audio works under the Markus Floats moniker over the past decade. Using primarily in-the-box midi instruments, along with a smattering of samples and field recordings, Third Album is through-composed and atypically but unfailingly expressive - like ruminative action paintings in sound. Digitally-processed notes and chords extrapolate in transitory thematic clusters of harmony and melody, often referencing organ sounds of alternately liturgical and souljazz resonance. Constellation is delighted to welcome Markus Lake to the roster and to be releasing Third Album with artwork that features his own paintings, including in a deluxe 180gram vinyl edition that includes an exquisite 12"x24" art print reproduction.
The Dearsʼ 2003 breakthrough album No Cities Left was a crepuscular, romantic soundtrack to uncertain times. 9/11. War. The looming economic crisis. Nearly two decades later, as Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak began work on Lovers Rock, the worldʼs mood felt eerily similar.
If The Dears have always made apocalyptic love songs for an existential crisis, there are also other constants, starting, of course, with the bandʼs two core members for two decades: Lightburn and Yanchak. There are also certain sonic and aesthetic parameters, within which the music can be both unsettlingly experimental and impossibly lush: part Bacharach, part Krautrock. From the anthemic anger and driving resignation of “Heart of An Animal” to the swoony, swerving, epic “The Worst In Us,” Lovers Rock is the sound of The Dears topping themselves yet again, an accomplishment borne of ambition, hard work, and a strong sense of identit
"Like James Taylor's voice or B.B. King's guitar, Alison Brown's banjo is an instrument possessed of a unique sonic signature and an inescapable beauty." -Billboard Magazine
Alison Brown's 2000 classic album celebrates it's 20 year anniversary with a limited release vinyl. Joined by special guests including Tim O'Brien, Claire Lynch, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, David Grier, and featuring the Grammy Award-winning track "Leaving Cottondale," with Béla Fleck, FAIR WEATHER heralded Alison Brown's return to her bluegrass roots with stunning results. Over the course of the album's 12 tracks, Brown plows through hard-charging breakdowns, minor-keyed newgrass, solo-banjo lullabies, and everything in between. Vince Gill sings the bright title track and Claire Lynch handles vocals on the delightful "Hummingbird." Covers of Elvis Costello's "Everyday I Write the Book" (sung by Bush) and Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talkin'" (sung by O'Brien) lend themselves well to a bluegrass treatment and are complimented by the likes of "Shake and Howdy," an intricate, classically tinged instrumental featuring Darol Anger and Mike Marshall. The unifying musical core of it all is Brown's compositional sense and mesmerizing banjo work, with the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic possibilities of her banjo always front and center Brown has received four GRAMMY nominations for her solo recordings and a GRAMMY award in 2001 for Best Country Instrumental Performance as well as the International Bluegrass Music Association's award for Banjo Player of the Year. A former member of Alison Krauss and Union Station, Brown has been praised for her take on the traditionally Appalachian instrument which has earned her features on CBS Sunday Morning, NPR's All Things Considered and in The Wall Street Journal among others. In 2019, she became the newest five string banjoist to be inducted into the American Banjo Museum's Hall of Fame.
Available widely on colored vinyl for the first time, Guided By Voices Alien Lanes celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of a new multicolored LP. The reprint of GBV's 1995 classic is the first in Matador's Revisionist History 2020 series, limited to an edition of 2,500.
The White Buffalo is Jake Smith: singer, song-writer, guitarist, teller of stories; an artist whose voice – an emotive timber-shakin’ baritone – seems directly linked to a greater truth; an artist who will not be swayed by fashion or restricted by genre. And now, The White Buffalo releases the new studio album, ‘On The Widow’s Walk’ – an 11 song, loosely linked collection of dark thrills produced by Shooter Jennings, who also plays piano and keys. Standard black vinyl.
If there’s one lesson to be gleaned from Jamie Wyatts latest album, Neon Cross, it’s that life goes on. And through it all—good times and bad, dreaming and desperation, there is truth. When it came to capturing that truth on tape, Wyatt had some assistance from Shooter Jennings, who produced Neon Cross. Together, she and Jennings boldly color outside the country lines, taking a wide-lens sonic and stylistic approach to the songs on Neon Cross.
Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Kip Moore’s highly anticipated fourth studio album WILD WORLD will be available May 29. Co-writing 12 of the album’s 13 insightful tracks, he navigates the search to find place and purpose. Throughout the album, that search is revealed in deeply personal terms, with Kip even co-producing the set. The weathered heartland-rock sound Moore has embraced pumps up its emotional volume, recorded live with a full band. CD includes free poster offer, valid thru 12/31/20.
Allan Rayman will release his fourth studio album, Christian (Republic Records) in April. Produced by Grammy-nominated Alex Da Kid (Eminem, Dr. Dre), the album includes previous singles like “Stitch”, “Pretty Please” and “Chief”, which EARMILK proclaimed “an infusion of rap laced with rock-inspired drums”. He’s quietly garnered a strong cult following since his first release in 2015, amassing over 150 million streams and selling out US tours. Available on vinyl May 29th.
The buzz around CHRISTIAN LEE HUTSON started in earnest in 2018 after he began his collaborative friendship with singer Phoebe Bridgers. Hutson co-wrote songs with Bridgers for both the EP of supergroup boygenius (ft. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus) and her 2019 release with Conor Oberst, Better Oblivion Community Center. The emerging folk artist received further critical attention after Bridgers invited him to Eaux Claires Festival last July, where he performed a solo set and earned praise from festival host Bon Iver. Eventually, Bridgers asked if she could produce an album for him. Engineered and mixed by Joseph Lorge (Blake Mills, Perfume Genius), the forthcoming release also features contributions from Bright Eyes pianist Nathaniel Walcott. To merely call Christian Lee Hutson an old soul would be to deny the vibrancy of his sound. Hutson writes songs that the SF Bay Guardian describes as, "... Foreboding, bluesy love ballads laden with longing nostalgia." Hutson is an avid touring artist and his touring will take him to Austin this Spring for SXSW. For Fans of Phoebe Bridgers, Elliott Smith and Bright Eyes.
"W" was formed out of the need to give more space and a bigger voice to the women who have inspired Populous over the past few years, the women who continue to be part of his artistic and personal life. A tribute to the feminine and its countless facets, an album of sensual, dreamy, and uninhibited electronica. A calm counter to overtly masculine musical environments and an invitation to an ever-inclusive system.
Celebrating 40 years of Rush's Permanent Waves, deemed the poignant moment the band reinvented themselves and their sound. The 3LP Deluxe Edition features original vinyl packaging with a newly designed gatefold jacket for the two discs of live bonus tracks (from the 1980 World Tour). With a 20-page booklet of reimagined artwork by original designer Hugh Syme & unreleased band archive photos. Housed in a slipcase. Features hits like "The Spirit Of Radio" and the cinematic "Jacob's Ladder".
Prince would follow The Rainbow Children with the stunning One Nite Alone… in May 2002. Featuring almost nothing but Prince’s acoustic piano and vocals (save for occasional rhythm from drummer John Blackwell and the ambient cooing of Divinity and Majesty, Prince’s pet doves), this intimate album offers favorites like “U’re Gonna C Me” and a cover of “A Case Of U,” written by one of Prince’s idols, Joni Mitchell. The original album never had a wide physical release as the CD was an exclusive to Prince’s NPG Music Club members and this marks it’s first time on vinyl.
After The Rainbow Children release and before the release of the One Nite Alone… studio album, Prince embarked on a tour of the same name. However, as opposed to the intimacy of the largely solo One Nite Alone… album, this upbeat trek through theaters in North America featured the full talents of Prince’s ever-expanding New Power Generation band. Members at the time included drummer John Blackwell, keyboardist Renato Neto and longtime collaborators like bassist Rhonda Smith and a horn section that included saxophonists Eric Leeds, Candy Dulfer and Maceo Parker. Taken from the highlights of 9 different shows in March and April of 2002 and clocking in at over 2 hours, the resulting 4 LP collection One Nite Alone…Live! was the first official live album of Prince’s career and the 27 tracks included feature selections from The Rainbow Children as well as Prince’s extensive back catalog, played with the full NPG as well as several solo piano excursions (“When U Were Mine,” “Raspberry Beret,” “Adore,” “The Beautiful Ones,” “Nothing Compares 2 U”). This release marks the first time that it’s available on vinyl.
It's been 15 years since Long Beach Dub Allstars disbanded, but now, after this lengthy hiatus, the group continues their path of musical evolution and the legacy they started with Sublime with a back-to-basics approach. The band's first new music in nearly two decades, this album is 10 tracks deep and harnesses the feel-good vibrations and the SoCal musical roots of the band's past, as the band puts everything into one musical melting pot of Reggae, Ska, Dub, Hip Hop, and Punk.
Warnings is the third album from I Break Horses a.k.a Maria Lindén. Faced with making the follow-up to 2014's plush Chiaroscuro, she chose to put an emphasis on instrumental, cinematic music. While watching a collection of her favorite films, with the sound muted, she made her own soundtrack sketches. These sonic workouts gradually evolved into something more. "It wasn't until I felt an urge to add vocals and lyrics," says Lindén, "that I realized I was making a new album." Warnings, is an intimate and sublimely expansive return that sets it's own pace with the intuitive power of a much-loved movie. It's sumptuous sound worlds, dreamy mellotrons, haunting loops, analogue synths and layered lyrics crackle with immersive dramatic tension. "It's not a political album, though it relates to the alarmist times we live in. Each song is a subtle warning of something not being quite right."
"Evann McIntosh is only 16 years old, but she's ready to take over the world. In a short time, the singer/songwriter has already built up a loyal fanbase and tons of buzz with her soulful and in-the-now take on modern pop and R&B sounds.
MOJO has been in the works since Evann first picked up a guitar at nine years old. She spent her childhood nights recording rough drafts of songs through a USB Yeti microphone in the living room after her family had gone to bed. It was when Evann met producer and now-frequent collaborator Jesty Beatz through Instagram that she figured out how to take her music out of the family room and into the world.
In McIntosh's words, MOJO is a fully realized expression of youthful perspective that breaks the mould of modern pop: "The whole album has feminine pronouns being used in the place of a love interest. I wanted to write those songs for the younger audiences to hear, because I think it should be normalized in the pop music you hear today.”
With a colorful and impressive debut album already to her name, all eyes are on McIntosh as she hits the studio to work on her next project."
Teal Colored Vinyl, Single Pocket Jacket, Inner Sleeve, 1 LP, Includes Download Card, Callout Sticker. Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters cover some of Tanya's favorite songs by The Go Go's, Leonard Cohen, Kirsty MacColl, Split Enz, Linda Ronstadt, The Pretenders, Wings, Echo & The Bunnymen, and Mary Margaret O'Hara on this outstanding new album. "When Joe from American Laundromat asked if I'd be interested in doing a covers album, I was hesitant, mainly because most of the songs I truly love are already perfect in their original form. But then I had the idea to ask the brilliant Parkington Sisters to be the band for this project, to bring their gorgeous sound and spirit, and make it something cohesive and centered. Happily, they said Yes. So I chose a handful of songs that have been on heavy rotation in my head and heart from the first time I heard them, and the Sisters took over. They charted and plotted and arranged, and I joined Rose and Sarah and Ariel recording at Jon Evans' Brick Hill Studio in Orleans MA, with guest players Matthias Bossi and Jon Evans (who also engineered). Lydia P put down some cello later, and I recorded additional vocals at Q Division Studios in Somerville MA, with James Bridges engineering. These are some of the most honest, moving, beautiful, unfiltered, true and cool songs that have ever been written, in my opinion. And those same adjectives apply to the Parkington Sisters as well." -Tanya
The Melvins’ King Buzzo has a new solo acoustic record called Gift of Sacrifice. This is exciting news!
What makes this news even more exciting is that King Buzzo has recorded this record with the fabulously talented bass player Trevor Dunn. Trevor was a founding member of Mr. Bungle and also plays bass in the psycho metal/spaghetti western band Fantômas, as well as recording and touring with the Melvins (as Melvins Lite).
The addition of Trevor’s stand-up bass makes Gift of Sacrifice a step up from King Buzzo’s last acoustic record, This Machine Kills Artists. It gives this new record a haunted quality which drives the songs to a new level. Another new element is the addition of modular synth, which adds its own angular sounds to the acoustic guitar and bass. This is an odd combination of sounds not heard before on an all acoustic record.
Their most ambitious and powerful record to date- feat artwork by the legendary Dan Seagrave and production by Christian Donaldson. 'Where Only Gods May Tread', is the follow up to the critically acclaimed 'The Level Above Human.' Ten tracks, the like of which you have never witnessed, this is a turning point in the Ingested's career. Blistering speed, crushing hooks, dark melodies and of course the signature ten ton slams, Throw in some incredible guest appearances from the Crowbar/Down Riff Lord himself, Kirk Windstein + The Acacia Strain's Vincent Bennett and Kublai Khan's Matt Honeycutt...'Where Only Gods May Tread' is the quintessential album for any fan of extreme music.
After years spent looking out at landscapes and loved ones and an increasingly unstable world, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have turned their gaze inward, to their individual pasts and the places that inform them, on their second full-length, Sideways to New Italy. Led by singer-songwriter-guitarists Tom Russo, Joe White and Fran Keaney, the guitar-pop five-piece returned home to Australia after the relentless touring schedule that came following their critically regarded 2018 debut Hope Downs. Feeling the literal and metaphorical ground under their feet had shifted, the band began grasping for something reliable. For Keaney, that translated into writing "pure romantic fiction" and consciously avoiding the temptation of angsty break-up songs, while Russo looked north to a "bizarre place" that captured the feeling of manufacturing a sense of home when his own had disappeared. The New Italy of the new album’s title is a village near New South Wales’ Northern Rivers – the area drummer Marcel Tussie is from. A blink-and-you'll-miss-it pit-stop of a place with fewer than 200 residents, it was founded by Venetian immigrants in the late-1800s and now serves as something of a living monument to Italians' contribution to Australia, with replica Roman statues dotted like alien souvenirs on the otherwise rural landscape. The parallels to the way the band attempted to maintain connections and create familiarity during their disorienting time on the road was apparent to Russo. "These are the expressions of people trying to find a home somewhere alien: trying to create a utopia in a turbulent and imperfect world." The record's geographic identity emerged from the band losing their grip on their own, whether that was through the pressure of touring, the dissolution of relationships, a frustrating distance from their daily lives – or some combination of all three – that came from being slingshotted all over the world, playing sold-out headline tours and festivals including Coachella, Governors Ball, Primavera Sound, All Points East, and Pitchfork Music Festival. The notion of crafting, in Russo’s words, “a utopia of where your heart’s from,” permeates Sideways to New Italy, in which early attempts at writing big, high-concept songs about The State of the World were abandoned in favor of love songs, and familiar voices and characters filter in and out, grounding the band's stories in their personal histories. There’s something comforting, too, in knowing the next time they’re buffeted from stage to stage around the world, they’ll be taking the voices of their loved ones with them, building a new totem of home no matter where they end up.
Hinds are a four-piece garage-pop band based in Madrid, Spain consisting of Carlotta Cosials (vocals, guitar), Ana Perrote (vocals, guitar), Ade Martin (bass, backing vocals) and Amber Grimbergen (drums). Hinds' breakout debut Leave Me Alone was an album of party anthems drenched in metaphors. With their forthcoming sophomore record, I Don't Run, it's time to cut straight to the chase. Some might expect them to write songs about being happy, young and carefree -- "but we're not satisfied with that," explains guitarist Ana Perrote. "On this album the struggles are clear. We want to be brave." I Don't Run is Hinds' return, off of their next album The Prettiest Curse out April 3rd, with an honest reflection on a period that changed their lives beyond their wildest imaginations. Since 2014, the band has been on a globe-trotting run. They've never professed to being error-free, and they're all the more brazen for it having survived everything that's been thrown at them: world tours, sold-out crowds, harsh criticism, sexism, and all that lies in-between. Hinds have become better musicians, tighter friends and tougher characters.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. The Ghost Inside is a Los Angeles-based hardcore band. They began as a group of friends in El Segundo, CA united by their shared passion for bands in the hardcore scene. The group stands for authenticity, dedication, perseverance and the most literal adherence to the core values behind their craft. Sonically, the group places equal emphasis on deeply personal vocals, urgent riffing and pile-driving breakdowns within the framework of their heavily melodic modern hardcore.
Norwegian indie-pop auteur Sondre Lerche has returned with his most ambitious and eclectic work to date in the form of his ninth studio album, PATIENCE. Written over 6 years, and recorded mainly in Norway, the inspiration came from ambient music, running marathons and a quest for serenity. At 16, Lerche’s melodic debut, Faces Down, won a Best Newcomer Norwegian Grammy; it was followed by Two Way Monologue. Patience gives homage to these early works but with wisdom he’s gained over the years.
Courtney Marie Andrews will release her highly anticipated new album, "Old Flowers", on 6/5 via Fat Possum. The album was produced by Andrew Sarlo (Bon Iver, Big Thief). It was recorded at Sound Space Studio and features only three musicians: Andrews (vocals, acoustic guitar, piano), Twain's Matthew Davidson (bass, celeste, mellotron, pedal steel, piano, pump organ, wurlitzer, background vocals) and Big Thief's James Krivchenia (drums, percussion).
2019 release, the 14th studio album from the Canadian rocker - his first since 2015's Get Up. Shine a Light's 12 tracks include the title track and a duet with Jennifer Lopez called "That's How Strong Our Love Is." This CD version has an exclusive song "The Last Night on Earth" (the LP pressing swaps that with "I Hear You Knockin'.")
Sarah Jarosz’s fifth studio album World On The Ground is arguably her finest work to date. Jarosz worked closely with producer John Leventhal on World On The Ground, which offers up some of Jarosz’s best songwriting to date, and showcases that she is one of the most stirring musicians of her generation. This 10-song album is thoroughly beautiful and a testament to Jarosz’s innate ability to capture the hearts of fans around the globe. World On The Ground out June 5th.
Junta (pronounced Joon-tah - the "oo's" sound like "book") is Phish's first official studio album now slated for re-release on audiophile vinyl. Junta was recorded at Euphoria Sound Studios in Revere Massachusetts in 1987 and 1988 on 16-track 2" tape and was mixed to 1/4" stereo reels. In addition to writing and performing all the music, the band produced the album themselves - gathering around Enginner Gordon Hookailo's console to do group fades since the studio lacked mix automation. It was a ground-breaking effort in terms of musical ambition and every song on the album is still performed by the band live. Junta was originally self-released on cassette tape in May 1989 with packaging created by the band. The album was re-mastered and re-released as a double CD (and cassette) in October 1992 on Elektra with art by Jim Pollock. The release was certified Gold but, until now, has never been heard on vinyl. The vinyl release was created from the original stereo master reels with lacquers cut by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Double vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. 2020 release. Damon Gough (AKA Badly Drawn Boy) brings us Banana Skin Shoes, an album of fourteen tracks, including previously released track 'Is This A Dream?' Always one to wear his heart on his sleeve, Gough's ninth album is a truly personal and heartfelt collection of songs. A huge statement of intent and the most glorious, colorful warming, honest pop record you'll hear this year.
Vinyl LP pressing. Digitally remastered and expanded edition, released in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Frank Sinatra's Nice 'n' Easy. Features the original 12 tracks like "The Nearness of You", as well as full sessions of "I've Got A Crush on You" and "Nice 'n' Easy" that include previously unreleased alternate takes and reveals Sinatra studio chatter.
The great guitar enthusiast and humble disciple of Django Reinhardt, Thomas Dutronc returns with the project he has always dreamed of: "Frenchy". After four albums and hundreds of concerts in France, Thomas returns with a "French themed" album addressing the greatest classics of the French musical heritage. Dutronc honors the work of the great French songwriters whose melodies have toured the world. Features Diana Krall, Iggy Pop, Billy Gibbons, Jeff Goldblum, Haley Reinhardt and more.
For years, Singer/Songwriter Trixie Mattel has broken boundaries not only for drag performers in the music world but also for LGBTQ+ artists in the genres of country, folk and Americana. ‘Barbara’ is laid out to reflect a vintage double-sided album. Side A features a plugged-in late 60s/early 70s vibe. Side B hearkens back to the introspective folk that took Trixie to the top of Billboard Heatseekers and iTunes genre charts. Pressed on yellow vinyl; packaging includes foil-stamped poster.
Breakout artist Kiana Ledé dropped debut album, KiKi, via Republic Records earlier this year. Features hit single “Mad At Me” which is climbing the Rhythm radio charts. In 2019, Ledé’s track "EX" achieved RIAA Gold Certification and her YouTube channel –where her career began by posting viral cover songs like “One Dance x Needed Me mashup”– surpassed 1M+ subscribers. KiKi will be available on vinyl June 5th. Double LP.
GoGo Penguin the instrumental trio from Manchester, England consisting of Chris Illingworth (piano), Rob Turner (drums) and Nick Blacka (bass have fielded plaudits and rave reviews for inspiration and originality at every turn since 2013. Now back with their self-titled album out on May 1st, which signifies their conviction that they've struck upon the motherlode, hit the jackpot, stepped up and generally arrived at a point they've always striven for but never quite attained before.
Covet the Bay Area trio return with the new full length technicolor. The record effortlessly blends instrumental math-rock with elements of post-rock and post-metal, juxtaposing delicate melodies with propulsive rhythms and for the first time feature Yvette Young singing on several tracks. Since the release of their Triple Crown Records debut effloresce in 2018 covet has toured throughout the world supporting numerous artists including Dance Gavin Dance, Polyphia, Periphery, Don Broco to name a few as well as their first US headline tour in the summer of 2019. The band once again recorded with producer Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, Glassjaw, Hail The Sun)
Songs For A Flying Man is the warm and sincere album by French pianist and composer Alexandre Saada. The soothing vocals, autobiographical texts and tender melodies swirl around in the same universe as the songs by Elliot Smith, The Magnetic Fields, Nick Drake and Mercury Rev. 180-gram vinyl.
2020 release from dark modern metal masters Barishi. Old Smoke is clear evidence that Barishi's dark and melodic sound has evolved from 2016's Blood From a Lion's Mouth. This full-length from the Vermont metal collective is a sprawling cacophony of earth-shattering grooves and ferocious elegance, redefining contemporary progressive metal.
2020 release. Slithering in the cauldron that is the Icelandic black metal scene, Helfró emerges with fury and competence rarely seen. Written by Ragnar and arranged by Símon, a debut album has been recorded with unforgiving precision and profound musicianship. It is meant to channel the hopeless and empty feelings that have been concentrated from the frozen wastelands from which the band emerges.