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New Release Round-Up 11-26-21

OUT THIS WEEK

Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit - Georgia Blue
Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song: 10th Anniversary Edition [Limited Edition Green LP]
Mogwai - e.p. x 3 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Curacao, Clear & Yellow Vinyl]
The Acacia Strain - It Comes In Waves [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Pink LP]
Black Label Society - Doom Crew Inc. [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear & Black Ice W/Grey 2LP]
Deep Purple - Turning To Crime [Limited Edition Crystal Clear 2LP]
Riki - Gold [Red in Clear LP]
B.B. King - Indianola Mississippi Seeds [Translucent Red Audiophile Limited Anniversary Edition LP]
Danzig - Sings Elvis [Pink & Black Haze LP]
Steve Earle - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive [Limited Edition Cherry Red LP]
Steve Earle - Washington Square Serenade [Limited Edition Metallic Gold LP]
Insane Clown Posse - Yum Yum Bedlam




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UPCOMING RELEASES

Kelley Stoltz - Antique Glow: Expanded Edition

Kelley Stoltz - Antique Glow: Expanded Edition - Third Man Records.
Third Man Records is proud to release the 20th anniversary expanded edition of Kelley Stoltz's defining album 'Antique Glow.' Originally self-released in miniscule vinyl-only quantities in 2001, 'Antique Glow' has served not only as a template for the length of Kelley Stoltz's twenty-plus year career, but has also served as a compass for other Anglophile, TASCAM 388 home recording acolytes.  Original copies featured Stoltz's clever, wry and fanciful hand-painted adornments overtop reclaimed thrift store LP jackets, Third Man's release here utilizes some of those original unused images for a die-cut sleeve that ultimately gives the listener six different possible album covers. The songs are by and large masterpieces of bedroom pop magic. From the whispering 'Here Comes the Sun'-adjacent acoustic underpinnings of album opener 'Perpetual Night' through the fuzz-threaded leads of 'Are You Electric?' Stoltz's inspirations are impeccable and clear. Sixties Davies British Invasion through 80's British Bunnymen post-punk, with appropriate off-shoots into West Coast American pop-psych, Velvets-indebted hooliganism and Drake/CSNY acoustic attenuations, the end result is pure joy. On the expanded version, standout tracks previously relegated to an Australian tour-only CD (like the breathlessly cinematic 'Old Pictures') see their first-ever vinyl and digital release while there's an additional 8 songs from the 'Antique Glow'-era seeing their first ever release in any format. The cutting room floor quality here is second-to-none, Stoltz clearly gifted with the curse of writing too many indelible songs, so the newly released 'Too Beck' (originally cast off by Kelley because he thought 'it sounded too much like Beck') and 'Umbrella' stand firm as some of the best, most timeless music Stoltz has ever released... a full two decades after he recorded them! With all instruments and vocals performed by Stoltz, the singularity of vision here is impeccably clear and executed. Packaging: Die-cut direct-to-board LP jacket, printed inner sleeves, standard weight vinyl

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New Release Round-Up 11-19-21

U2 - Achtung Baby: 30th Anniversary Edition

U2 - Achtung Baby: 30th Anniversary Edition - Island
A limited-edition black vinyl release of the Grammy-award winning U2 album Achtung Baby, to celebrate its 30th Anniversary. Produced by Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno, and recorded between Berlin’s Hansa Studios and various locations in Dublin, Achtung Baby was released to critical acclaim in 1991 & is regarded as one of U2’s most seminal albums. The album featured five singles: ‘The Fly’, ‘Mysterious Ways’, ‘One’, ‘Even Better Than The Real Thing’ and ‘Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses’.

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Kiss - Destroyer: 45th Anniversary Edition

Kiss - Destroyer: 45th Anniversary Edition - UMe
In 1976, KISS dropped the bombshell on the world being DESTROYER, an album that originally received resistance from fans due to the band exploring a new sound and has long become the quintessential and all-time best selling KISS studio album. Exploding with concert staples and KISS Army favorites like “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout It OutLoud,” and “God Of Thunder” – the album’s new sounds came from the softer side of songs like “Do You Love Me?,”and songs heavy with orchestral arrangements including “Great Expectations” and their surprise hit single “Beth.” For the 45th anniversary, UMe is releasing the most comprehensive Super Deluxe Edition 4CD + Blu-ray Audio boxset that will melt the KISS Army’s minds. The original album on CD 1 is newly remastered by Abbey Road Mastering, CD 2 features 15 demos from Paul Stanley’s and Gene Simmons’s personal archives – 9 of which are unreleased. CD 3 loads up with studio outtakes, alternate versions / mixes and single edits – most notably a brand-new stripped-down mix for “Beth (Acoustic Mix)” where we found the acoustic guitar stems recorded for the entire song but originally only used in the last several closing notes of the song on the album. CD 4 features a ripping performance from the band’s visit to Paris France at the L’Olympia on May 22, 1976. Steven Wilson was brought in to create a first-ever Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround mix of the original studio album plus 2 bonus tracks “Beth (Acoustic Mix)” and “Sweet Pain (Original Guitar Solo)” the latter featuring Ace Frehley’s original recorded guitar solo that was not released on the studio album (this track is available on the 2012 Destroyer: Resurrected project.) Packaging features a lift top-style box loaded with so much ephemera even KISS fans may need to seek medical advice upon receiving this boxset. Also available Deluxe 2CD and Deluxe 2LP.

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Teaser And The Firecat: 50th Anniversary

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Teaser And The Firecat: 50th Anniversary - A&M
Yusuf / Cat Stevens celebrates 1971's landmark album with this 4CD, Blu-ray, 2LP, and 7" set in a rigid clamshell box. It includes the 50th Anniversary remaster of the album on CD/Blu-ray HD Audio completed at Abbey Road by the original producer, Paul Samwell-Smith. Featuring 41 previously unreleased demos, sessions, live tracks, and 21 unreleased TV performances. Plus, an illustrated 108-pg essay book, a 44-pg replica of the original "Teaser And The Firecat" book, and a 7" single of "Moonshadow." Also available Super Deluxe 4CD/Blu-ray Box Set, Deluxe 2CD and LP & CD.

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Andy Shauf - Wilds

Andy Shauf - Wilds - ANTI
Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician’s songs unfold like short fiction: they’re densely layered with colorful characters and a rich emotional depth. Like he’s done throughout his career, Shauf wrote, performed, arranged, and produced every song on his new album Wilds at his studio space in the west end of Toronto.  Over the course of a year-and-a-half, Shauf had written more than 50 songs, and pared down this massive body of work, into a single album’s worth of material, which became 2020’s highly acclaimed The Neon Skyline album. These songs focused on a theme by intertwining the individual characters stories of a group of friends who gathered for one night at the same local bar. Wilds includes songs from those same writing sessions, that did not fit into the Skyline storyline and had their own singular identity apart from that album, though he does revisit with his old friends Judy and Jeremy in this outing.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Adele - 30
Oasis - Knebworth 1996
Twenty One Pilots - Scaled And Icy [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raise The Roof [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP]
Cold War Kids - New Age Norms 3 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Green LP]
The Darkness - Motorheart [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Ringo Starr - Change The World EP [Vinyl]
Sting - The Bridge
Lady Gaga - Dawn Of Chromatica
James Blunt - The Stars Beneath My Feet (2004-2021)
The Tragically Hip - Road Apples: 30th Anniversary
Deap Vally - Marriage
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts
Willie Nelson - The Willie Nelson Family
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Guy [Limited Edition Red and Orange Swirl 2LP]
All Them Witches - Nothing As The Ideal [Limited Edition Galaxy Green and Black Mix LP]
FUR - When You Walk Away
Eagles Of Death Metal - EDOM Presents: A Boots Electric Christmas
Charlie Parr - Last Of The Better Days Ahead [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Canary Yellow & Magenta LP]
Lucinda Williams - Lu's Jukebox Vol. 5: Have Yourself A Rockin’ Little Christmas With Lucinda
Magdalena Bay - Mercurial World [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red LP]
Grateful Dead - Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO 12/10/71
Escape The Fate - Dying Is Your Latest Fashion:15th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red LP]
Swallow The Sun - Moonflowers
Ultra Q - Get Yourself A Friend EP
Beach Fossils - The Other Side of Life: Piano Ballads
Calexico - Seasonal Shift [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Summer Sky Wave LP]



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New Release Round-Up 11-12-21

Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary

Nirvana - Nevermind: 30th Anniversary - Geffen
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana's seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind Super Deluxe contains 5 CDs showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Melbourne, Tokyo, and Del Mar, California. Additionally, a Blu-ray of the complete Live in Amsterdam concert video (newly remastered in HD) is included along with a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos. Also available LP+7in, Deluxe 2CD and later next year Super Deluxe 8LP/7in Single Box Set.

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Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows

Damon Albarn - The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows - PIAS
The Nearer the Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Damon Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory. Albarn says "I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist."In a career of perpetual musical shifts and exploration, the record uncovers yet more ground, finding expansive orchestral arrangements nestling with intimate melodies, discordance brushing up against infectious majesty, all set to some of Albarn's most arresting vocal performances to date. Much like the beauty and chaos of the natural world it soundtracks, The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows vividly documents the emotional ebb and flow of the human condition, in all it's extremes, serving as a soul enriching document for our times.

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They Might Be Giants - Book

They Might Be Giants - Book - Idlewild Recordings
Book is a new phase They Might Be Giants album presented on 180-gram audiophile vinyl LP, CD, Cassette and Limited Edition Deluxe CD/Book with package design by Paul Sahre. Featuring "I Broke My Own Rule," "I Lost Thursday," and "I Can't Remember the Dream," Book is billed as a beacon of light amid a pretty unanimously rough period of time with the band's John Linnell describing it's songs as "humorously germane to the catastrophe going on around us."

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Courtney Barnett - Things Take Time, Take Time [ALL EYES ON THE PAVEMENT BLUE LP]  Video Available


Taylor Swift - Red: Taylor's Version
IDLES - Crawler
Silk Sonic ( Bruno Mars + Anderson .Paak) - An Evening With Silk Sonic
Charlie Hickey - Count the Stairs EP [Metallic Silver Vinyl]
Elvis Presley - Back In Nashville
Gov't Mule - Heavy Load Blues [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Smoke 2LP]
Richard Ashcroft - Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Turquoise 2LP]
Eric Clapton - The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions [Limited Edition Deluxe CD/DVD/Blu-ray]
Allen Stone - APART
All Them Witches - Lightning At The Door [Limited Edition Sea Glass with Lavender and Metallic Swirl LP]
All Them Witches - Dying Surfer Meets His Maker [Limited Edition Pink and Smoke Swirl LP]
All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War [Limited Edition Orange and Red Swirl LP]
All Them Witches - ATW [Limited Edition Tan, Blue, Red and Purple Splatter LP]
The Seafloor Cinema - In Cinemascope With Stereophonic Sound [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone in Clear with Doublemint Splatter LP]
Aesop Rock & Blockhead - Garbology
Amanda Shires - For Christmas
Dave Gahan & Soulsavers - Imposter
Cage The Elephant - Melophobia [RSD Essential Custom Clear with Smoky White Swirls LP]
Cage The Elephant - Tell Me I'm Pretty [RSD Essential Custom Clear with White & Blue Smoky Swirls LP]
Acid Dad - LEVITATION Sessions [Limited Edition Clear Blue with Heavy Yellow Splatter LP]
Holly Humberstone - The Walls Are Way Too Thin [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
She & Him - A Very She & Him Christmas: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition [LP+7in]
Walk The Moon - Heights
Cody Jinks - Mercy
NRBQ - Dragnet
Rod Stewart - The Tears Of Hercules
Jerry Garcia Band - GarciaLive Volume 17: NorCal ‘76
DMX - Exodus


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New Release Round-Up 11-05-21

The Black Keys - El Camino: 10th Anniversary Edition

The Black Keys - El Camino: 10th Anniversary Edition - Nonesuch
The Black Keys release a special tenth anniversary edition of their landmark seventh studio album El Camino via Nonesuch Records. El Camino (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) is available in several formats including a Super Deluxe edition of five vinyl LPs or four CDs, featuring a remastered version of the original album, a previously unreleased Live in Portland, ME concert recording, a BBC radio Zane Lowe session from 2012, a 2011 Electro-Vox session, a limited-edition photo book, poster, and lithograph, and a “new car scent” air freshener. A three-LP Deluxe edition, which includes the remastered album and the live recording, is also available.

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Diana Ross - Thank You

Diana Ross - Thank You - Verve
Diana Ross sings “Thank You” to the world.  “This collection of songs is my gift to you with appreciation and love. I am eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to record this glorious music at this time,” said Ms. Ross. Recorded in her home studio, “Thank You" offers a powerful, inclusive musical message of love and togetherness.  With its songs of happiness, appreciation and joy, it wholeheartedly acknowledges that we are in this all together. Her family, friends and loyal and loving audiences all around the globe have been an integral part of her wonderful life’s story. In this special moment, it is time to step into the light. Ms. Ross co-wrote and collaborated on the 13 songs along with award-winning songwriters and producers including: Jack Antonoff, Troy Miller,Triangle Park, Spike Stent, Prince Charlez, Amy Wadge, Neff-U, Freddie Wexler, Jimmy Napes, Tayla Parx, Fred White, and Nathanial Ledgewick. Let us come together in harmony and gratitude with Diana Ross now and for the future. “I dedicate this songbook of love to all of you, the listeners. As you hear my voice you hear my heart.  "Let Love Lead the Way”

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Bullet For My Valentine - Bullet For My Valentine

Bullet For My Valentine - Bullet For My Valentine - Spinefarm
Metal vets Bullet For My Valentine announces their self-titled, seventh album which will be released via Spinefarm Records. It sees the band open a bold new chapter and is easily their heaviest, fiercest album so far.

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Garbage - beautifulgarbage: 20th Anniversary

Garbage - beautifulgarbage: 20th Anniversary - Geffen
beautifulgarbage is the third studio album from Garbage, initially released on October 1, 2001. The album expanded on the band's musical variety, with stronger melodies, more direct lyrics, and sounds mixing rock with electronica, new wave, hip hop, and girl groups. Featuring newly remastered audio by Billy Bush & Butch Vig, this deluxe edition includes Beautiful Garbage on 2 x 180g Black Vinyl, as well as a 12" 180g of B-Sides and memorabilia.

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Curtis Harding - If Words Were Flowers

Curtis Harding - If Words Were Flowers - Anti
Simply calling Curtis Harding a soul man feels reductive. Harding's voice conveys pain, pleasure, longing, tenderness, sadness and strength-a full gamut of emotions. Today his voice takes on an optimistic lilt with his his new album, If Words Were Flowers. If Words Were Flowers is Harding's first new music since 2018, a follow up to his critically acclaimed 'Face Your Fears" album. It features songs like " Hopeful", where Harding croons with devotion over a classic soul groove, textured with infectious horn playing, background singers and modern psychedelic flourishes. Harding fuels his psychedelic sound with the essence of Soul but isn't bound by it. Instead, his songs convey an eclectic blend of genres leaping from the many musical lives he has lived from following his evangelical Gospel-singing mother on tour around the country as a child to rapping in Atlanta, forming a garage band with The Black Lips' Cole Alexander to singing back-up for Cee Lo Green. Through these experiences he fully embraces life's darkest intricacies and conjures dynamic, addictive melodies

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Radiohead - KID A MNESIA
ABBA - Voyage [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]
Brian Fallon - Night Divine
NCT 127 - The 3rd Album Repackage 'Favorite' [Classic Ver.]
AHI - Prospect
Jerry Garcia & John Kahn - GarciaLive Volume 14: January 27th, 1986 The Ritz
Hanson - Against The World
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) - The Low Highway [Limited Edition Butter Cream LP]
Steve Earle - Terraplane [Limited Edition Transparent Gold LP]
Steve Earle - Townes: The Basics [Limited Edition Gold LP]
Steve Earle & The Dukes - Ghosts Of West Virginia [Limited Edition Black & Blue Swirl LP]
Lilly Hiatt - Lately [Cassette]
Snail Mail - Valentine [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Neal Francis - In Plain Sight [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Electric Teal LP]
Parcels - Day/Night [2LP Box Set]
Blondie - Yuletide Throwdown [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Hot Pink 12in Single]
Mr. Bungle - The Night They Came Home [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange 2LP]
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - The Future
Houndmouth - Good For You


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New Release Round-Up 10-29-21

Tori Amos - Ocean To Ocean

Tori Amos - Ocean To Ocean - Decca
In spite of the various crises that have occurred since 2017's Native Invader, Tori Amos has emerged with Ocean To Ocean, her most personal work in years - an album bursting with warmth and connection, with deep roots in her earliest song writing. Written during the third lockdown in Cornwall this year, Ocean to Ocean is a universal story of going to rock bottom and renewing yourself all over again.

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Mastodon - Hushed And Grim

Mastodon - Hushed And Grim - Reprise
Mastodon release their anxiously awaited ninth full-length album, Hushed And Grim, via Reprise Records. Over the past year, the group recorded the album in their hometown, collaborating with producer David Bottrill [Tool, Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel] behind the board. As their most ambitious body of work to date, it consists of 15 tracks, surveying sonic landscapes of rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog threaded together by the innately expressive musical interplay of these four musicians. At the same time, an atmosphere of loss, loneliness, and longing permeates through the trio of cathartic vocals as they musically say goodbye to old friend, confidant, and longtime manager the late Nick John by architecting a magnum opus that bears the influence of his eternal memory.

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Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color: Deluxe Edition

Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color: Deluxe Edition - ATO Records
Deluxe edition of the groundbreaking, genre-defying second album by Alabama Shakes. Certified gold and the winner of four Grammys, Rolling Stone called "Sound & Color” a "weirder, woozier, fiercer and sexier record than their debut in nearly every way.” This repackaged set features revised artwork, new photos, and seven bonus tracks pulled from unreleased studio material, b-sides and live songs cut at the world renowned Capitol Records Studio A.

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SUSTO - Time In The Sun

SUSTO - Time In The Sun - New West Records
Time In The Sun is the 4th full length album from Charleston, SC band SUSTO. The album was written and recorded in the midst of a lot of life changing events for lead writer/singer Justin Osborne. Like everyone around the world, Osborne was navigating the global issues felt from the pandemic while normal life continued with its own blessings and challenges.. "We were navigating the global and national issues that everyone else was dealing with, but also I became a father and also lost my father. There was a lot of contemplation going on in my brain, a lot of personal evolution going on in my life, and songwriting was my way of working through it all. The title Time in the Sun is meant to be a monument to my own human existence and also a tribute to the human experience in general. I wouldn’t claim to understand what it means to be a human, from the countless different perspectives of the world, but I do have my own experience to reflect on and I want to be able to express and explain that in some way. I guess this album is an attempt at that. At the core though, it’s just a collection of songs about my life and my feelings."

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Bad Wolves - Dear Monsters

Bad Wolves - Dear Monsters - Better Noise Music
Expectations never mattered to Bad Wolves. Instead, the Los Angeles band fused unpredictable metallic intensity and impressive instrumental proficiency to arena-ready hooks, transforming from underdogs into elite platinum-certified hard rock contenders without compromise or apology. Since 2017, the core group-John Boecklin [drums], Doc Coyle [lead guitar, backing vocals], Chris Cain [rhythm guitar], and Kyle Konkiel [bass, backing vocals]-have consistently subverted expectations and accomplished the seemingly impossible. In 2018, the band earned a platinum plaque, topped iTunes, and ruled Active Rock at #1 for three weeks straight. This momentum also propelled their debut album, Disobey, to a Top 25 debut on the Billboard Top 200. In between performing to sold out audiences on multiple continents with heavyweights such as Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth, 2019's N.A.T.I.O.N. yielded their fifth straight #1 at Active Rock, "Sober," and brought their total stream tally past the half-billionmark-unprecedented for a modern rock band. Not to mention, LoudWire hailed it among the "50 Best Rock Albums of 2019" as Billboard and Consequence of Sound chronicled their rise. In the midst of 2021, Bad Wolves welcomed Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz-previously of The Acacia Strain-as lead vocalist, ushering in a new chapter with their third full-length offering, Dear Monsters,[Better Noise Music], led by the single "Lifeline."

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Save Face - Another Kill For The Highlight Reel

Save Face - Another Kill For The Highlight Reel - Epitaph
Save Face are a band who have always prided themselves on taking risks and the New Jersey band have doubled down on that sentiment with their sophomore album, Another Kill For The Highlight ReelAnother Kill For The Highlight Reel, which features indelibly human performances, including a guest appearance from Thursday’s Geoff Rickly on “A.M. Gothic”. “There’s something about the New Jersey kinship [between Geoff and I] that really resonates with me,” Tyler Povanda explains. “New Jersey’s music scene is really something special.” Musically, the album—which was produced by the Movielife’s Brett Romnes—sees Povanda taking influence from his Jersey brethren like Thursday but adds a theatrical twist. “‘GLITTER’ was the first song I wrote that ended up being on this album and it bridges the gap between Merci and Another Kill For The Highlight Reel, ” Povanda says. “I think that song serves as a cool sonic metaphor for the transformation of the band. I would say this album isn’t narrative in the same way as the last one, but it does feel much more immersive.”

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Spice Girls - Spice: 25th Anniversary

Spice Girls - Spice: 25th Anniversary - Virgin Records US
Originally released on November 4, 1996, The Spice Girls' debut album Spice celebrates its 25th anniversary this year! The album features the smash singles "Wannabe," "2 Become 1," and "Say You'll Be There" and is the best-selling album in music history by a girl group and one of the best-selling albums of all time. The 2CD set includes the original album along with bonus tracks, B-sides from the hit singles, remixes commissioned for the singles, and previously unreleased demos.

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Nat King Cole - A Sentimental Christmas With Nat King Cole And Friends: Cole Classics Reimagined

Nat King Cole - A Sentimental Christmas With Nat King Cole And Friends: Cole Classics Reimagined - Capitol
The new album 'A Sentimental Christmas With Nat King Cole And Friends: Cole Classics Reimagined' weaves Nat King Cole's unparalleled, beautifully restored vocals with new arrangements and contemporary artists creating beautiful sentimental duets of holiday classics. Taking its lead from the GRAMMY award-winning virtual duet of “Unforgettable,” by Natalie Cole with her father, this holiday album features brand new duets with John Legend, Kristen Chenoweth, Calum Scott, Gloria Estefan & Johnny Mathis.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Ed Sheeran - = [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Black Veil Brides - The Phantom Tomorrow
Dave Chappelle - 8:46
Khruangbin - Mordechai Remixes
R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi: 25th Anniversary Edition
The War On Drugs - I Don’t Live Here Anymore [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blue 2LP]
Joe Bonamassa - Time Clocks
Billy Bragg - The Million Things That Never Happened
Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason: Remixed & Updated
Emily Scott Robinson - American Siren
Sam Evian - Time To Melt [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Iggy Azalea - The End of an Era
Mouse Rat - The Awesome Album [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Nothing Rhymes With Blorange Orange LP]
Eddie Vedder/Glen Hansard/Cat Power - Flag Day (Original Soundtrack)
The Front Bottoms - The Front Bottoms: 10th Anniversary Edition
Bremer/McCoy - Natten (The Night)
Wolf Alice - Blue Weekend: Deluxe [Limited Edition]
Bnny - Everything
Lindsay Lohan - A Little More Personal (Raw)
Nightmares On Wax - Shout Out! To Freedom...
The The - The Comeback Special [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set]
Tipper - The Seamless Unspeakable Something
Hayes Carll - You Get It All


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New Release Round-Up 10-22-21

My Morning Jacket - My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket - My Morning Jacket - ATO Records
On their new full-length - the first new music since The Waterfall (2015) - My Morning Jacket reaffirm the rarefied magic that has made them so beloved, embedding each song with moments of discovery, revelation and ecstatic catharsis. It comes after a near permanent hiatus for the band until performing four shows in summer '19 left them with a new energy. Jim James engineered/produced at 64 Sound in LA where the band spent weeks in intentional seclusion emerging with their self-titled 9th album.

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The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You: 40th Anniversary Edition

The Rolling Stones - Tattoo You: 40th Anniversary Edition - Interscope
Tattoo You celebrates 40 years with the release of a brand new Super Deluxe 5 LP Boxset which includes the newly remastered version of Tattoo You, Lost & Found: Rarities, and Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982. Also included is a 124-page book featuring over 200 rare photos from recording sessions and their world tour, plus interviews with producer Chris Kimsey and photographer Hubert Kretzscmar. The package includes a special lenticular sleeve. Also available: CD, 2CD, 4CD/Picture Disc Box Set, LP and 2LP

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John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle - Impulse!
This newly discovered live-recording of a performance of the Love Supreme suite is a revelation. Recorded at The Penthouse in Seattle on October 2, 1965, this recording transports the listener to a prime seat for piece of musical history. While not studio-quality audio, the power of the performance shines through. This version is also of the full suite and features an expanded band that includes the same Classic Quartet and Pharoah Sanders in his first official gig as part of Coltrane’s group.

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Every Time I Die - Radical

Every Time I Die - Radical - Epitaph
Every Time I Die is a loud rock institution committed to leaving an outpouring of chaotic passion and blissful malcontent all over their records and on the stage. With boiling charisma and unrelenting energy to spare, the Buffalo, NY band manages not one but two near-impossible tasks. They’ve survived two decades as an underground entity cherished for coloring outside the lines, and contrary to most career arcs, continually improving with each successive album as they charge ahead. ETID makes a glorious hardcore-punk noise. Alchemized by a swampy summoning of Southern rock and coarse poetry, the music swirls beneath sardonic and clever wordplay, cementing them as leaders, not followers. The band’s ninth studio album, Radical, is 16 tracks of peak-ETID, including raucous new anthems. They deliver what you have come to know and love and then diverge into new paths. To say that “All This And War” featuring guest vocals by Josh Scogins from The ‘68 is absolute brutal heaviness is an understatement. It’s an addictive punch in the face, you’ll want on repeat. The boys then run off to explore the dark haunted woods of a more somber and melodic side in the track “Thing With Feathers” featuring Andy Hull from Manchester OrchestraRadical proves with every track that it is a distillation of the strengths of their past, injected with their unyielding revelry and signature sarcasm while cognizant – and fiercely combative – of the present state of world affairs.

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Jackson + Sellers - Breaking Point

Jackson + Sellers - Breaking Point - Anti
Introducing Jackson + Sellers and their debut album Breaking Point, on ANTI records. Jade Jackson and Aubrie Sellers, two rising stars who aligned during the pandemic to write one of the most compelling duo albums of the last decade. Drawn together by instant chemistry, cosmic forces and their ability to write intuitive romantic breakup songs for each other, their album is a window into the dissolution of two different relationships and the formation of another: a perfect, platonic, creative union. United in their desire to write a record that reflected their expansive musical interest from 70s rock to raucous roots to indie pop, their LA written, Nashville recorded album is a masterclass in unexpected vocal harmonic convergence. With Breaking Point, Jackson + Sellers will establish themselves as two individual artists who together, share a deep friendship, musical kinship and the ability to craft tight singular pop rock songs that will embed themselves in your ears for the rest of time.

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Sixx: A.M. - Hits

Sixx: A.M. - Hits - Better Noise Music
Sixx: A.M. Hits is the Ultimate Sixx: A.M. Collection featuring the first new song in six years and song that compliments his new book - 'The First 21', 2 more unreleased tracks "Penetrate' + "Waiting All My Life" and new mixes of "Talk to Me", " Skin" and the iconic "Life is Beautiful". Sixx: A.M. formed in 2007 by Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx, renowned guitarist DJ Ashba, and producer /songwriter James Michael, and has had #3 US top 20 albums with #9 US Top 20 singles and is best known for their debut album The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack and the #1 hits "Life Is Beautiful" and "Lies of the Beautiful People". Available via limited edition CD digi pack and color vinyl.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Lana Del Rey - Blue Banisters
Duran Duran - FUTURE PAST [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Red LP]
Paul McCartney - McCartney III: 3333 Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow/Black Splatter LP]
Parquet Courts - Sympathy For Life
Elton John - The Lockdown Sessions
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells: 20th Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peppermint Pinwheel LP]
Starset - Horizons
The Allman Brothers Band - Fillmore East 1970 [Limited Edition Pink LP]
NCT 127 - The 3rd Album 'Sticker' [Sticker Ver.]
Deerhoof - Actually, You Can
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - B-Sides & Rarities: Part II
The Replacements - Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash: Deluxe Edition [4CD/LP]
Wale - Folarin II
BIA - FOR CERTAIN
Spiritualized - Let It Come Down: Reissue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ivory LP]
Jarvis Cocker - Chansons D'ennui Tip-Top
Superchunk - Here's to Shutting Up: 20th Anniversary Reissue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP+CD]
Lady A - What A Song Can Do
Pennywise - Pennywise [Blue With Black Splatter LP]
Hiss Golden Messenger - O Come All Ye Faithful [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Bone Green Red Tri-Color Segment 2LP]
Guided By Voices - It's Not Them. It Couldn't Be Them. It Is Them!
Seether - Wasteland - The Purgatory EP
Hawthorne Heights - The Rain Just Follows Me
Seventeen - SEVENTEEN 9th Mini Album ‘Attacca’ [Op.1]
Moor Mother - Black Encyclopedia Of The Air [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Seaglass Wave LP]
Dream Theater - A View From The Top Of The World [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tan 2LP+CD]
The Convenience - Accelerator [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
Young Gun Silver Fox - Canyons [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red LP]
NOFX - Ribbed: 30th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red with Black Splatter LP]
Clinic - Fantasy Island [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue LP]


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New Release Round-Up 10-15-21

The Beatles - Let It Be: Special Edition

The Beatles - Let It Be: Special Edition - Capitol
Newly mixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo as guided by the original "reproduced for disc" version by Phil Spector. The Super Deluxe Edition includes 27 unreleased session recordings, a 4-track Let It Be EP, the 1969 unreleased 14-track "Get Back" stereo LP mix by Glyn Johns, and a 100-page hardback book with an intro by Paul McCartney, track-by-track recording information, and many unseen photos, notes, and more. A slipcase box set houses the 4 LPs, 12" EP, and hardbound book. Also available Limited Edition Super Deluxe 5CD/Blu-ray Audio Box SetIndie Exclusive Limited Edition Picture Disc LPDeluxe 2CDLP and CD.

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Pokey LaFarge - In The Blossom Of Their Shade

Pokey LaFarge - In The Blossom Of Their Shade - New West Records
Pokey LaFarge's 7th studio solo album, In The Blossom Of Their Shade, showcases the positivity of coming out of the darkness and into the light. When the 2020 global pandemic hit, LaFarge’s rigorous work ethic powered him through the potentially challenging creative period. As days became a couple months, songs blossomed from embryonic ideas into full-formed ones and he was ready to move on, which typified his mindset as a working artist. With this record LaFarge captures the thematic notion of being the perfect summer afternoon soundtrack...the type of music you want to listen to while having a cocktail with your significant other. It makes sense musically as well — LaFarge intentionally crafted songs that created space and have melodies that can glide throughout a composition that’s a far cry from the swing and blues-infused songs of his earlier work. LaFarge is an artist who refuses to rest on his laurels and compromise. He’s always motivated and ready to create. With In the Blossom of Their Shade the album is one of LaFarge’s strongest and most mature efforts to date.  

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North Americans - Going Steady

North Americans - Going Steady - Third Man Records
Official reissue of North Americans' 2018 breakthrough album, Going Steady. Originally limited to 100 vinyl LPs. "For a piece that feels as if it could float away into nothing, GOING STEADY becomes the night." - NPR. 

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Toby Keith - Peso In My Pocket

Toby Keith - Peso In My Pocket - Show Dog, LLC
Singer, songwriter and entertainer Toby Keith releases his first all-new Show Dog Nashville album in more than five years. Peso In My Pocket was co-produced by Kenny Greenberg and Keith, and features the highest Billboard Country Airplay chart debut of his career with the lead single "Old School." Though Keith has accomplished much since the 2015 release of 35 MPH Town - perhaps most notably in writing the Clint Eastwood inspired "Don't Let The Old Man In" - a new studio album was long overdue. And Peso In My Pocket has more than a little to do with the worldwide pandemic. "My whole musical career, I haven't been off the road this long," Keith says, calling 2020 "a reset button I never would have hit." Also deserving of credit for the collection is Mexico, where Keith has a house he stayed at for the first several months of the crisis. "It was like being on the moon," he says. "A lot of my friends down there were afraid they wouldn't be let back in the U.S., so they all went home. I wasn't on the road and nobody could go anywhere, so I thought, 'You've written a long list of songs by yourself, dumbass. Get up and get busy!' I went through the ideas I keep on my phone and thought, 'Shit, I need to write these.'"

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Xenia Rubinos - Una Rosa

Xenia Rubinos - Una Rosa - Anti
Xenia Rubinos is a New York City based artist who's been revered for her innovative voice and maze-like knack for melody. Una Rosa is Rubinos' third album, her second on Anti- Records, following up her critically acclaimed Black Terry Cat (2016).Xenia Rubinos dips in and out of genre and structure to create movingly powerful songs. Her powerhouse vocals stem from a combination of R&B, Hip-Hop and Jazz influences, all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Pitchfork has lauded the radiant singer as "a unique new pop personality" while The New Yorker described her work as "rhythmically fierce, vocally generous music that slips through the net of any known genre."Having previously collaborated and toured with acts as diverse as Battles, Deerhoof, Man Man and Tune-Yards, Rubinos' energetic live show echoes some of the larger than life icons she admired as a child like Nina Simone and Erykah Badu, while wielding a space in music that is utterly her own. "I think my sound is a collage of different music coming together on a visceral level, connecting the dots with my voice and imagination," she said.Una Rosa is produced by Rubinos along with her longtime collaborator and drummer Marco Buccelli, and is full of color- drawing much of it's multichromatic sound from the bright colors of pop art, which Xenia was immersed in during the writing process.

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Jon Batiste - WE ARE: Deluxe

Jon Batiste - WE ARE: Deluxe - Verve
WE ARE is a career-changing, chart-topping album from musician & activist Jon Batiste. WE ARE celebrates Black American culture & music while exploring themes of lineage, authenticity, excellence & evolution. This album is about honoring roots & traditions, while looking forward to the future & constantly evolving. Featuring Mavis Staples, Zadie Smith, Kizzo, & many more. This expanded deluxe edition includes new features from Tori Kelly, BJ The Chicago Kid, & a new remix from Big Freedia.

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Norah Jones - I Dream Of Christmas

Norah Jones - I Dream Of Christmas - Blue Note
Norah Jones has been a warm voice of comfort and reassurance for nearly 20 years since her cozy 2002 debut, Come Away With Me. Now, the 9x GRAMMY-winning artist has made her first holiday album with I Dream Of Christmas, a collection of timeless seasonal favorites (“White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Christmas Time Is Here”) and profound new originals that explore the complicated emotions of the past year and our hopes that this holiday season will be full of joy and togetherness.

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cleopatrick - BUMMER

cleopatrick - BUMMER - Nowhere Special Recordings
"Listening to the story of Canadian duo cleopatrick is a bit like hearing the plot of the best, most righteously validating coming-of-age film never made. Two friends meet aged four in Hicksville, Nowheretown (real name: Cobourg, Ontario, population 19,000), grow up completely inseparable, form a band and, against numerous obstacles, blossom into a genuine, global underground sensation. There are heroes and villains, highs and lows and, crucially, some of the most poetic plot twists that could seem almost too perfect, were they not completely true.

Take the story of 2017 breakthrough track ‘hometown’ for example. “It’s one of the craziest, most ironic things that’s ever happened,” begins vocalist and guitarist Luke Gruntz. “I was going to college because I was too scared to put all my chips in the band pile, and that’s what ‘hometown’ is about: it’s a song about feeling like we’re doing all this stuff and we’re working so hard and we’re just never going to be heard. It’s literally a song about people probably never hearing our songs. And then by some act of the universe, that song ended up unlocking all the doors for us.”

Today, cleopatrick has logged 77 million streams and counting - all from an increasingly dedicated fanbase who’ve found the duo, completed by drummer Ian Fraser, their own way: no major label, no big budget, just two best pals knuckling down, cementing a unique sonic alchemy and filling a space of honest, empathetic yet undeniably heavy-hitting rock music that they’d been searching for themselves for years. Between multiple sold out tours in Canada, the US and the UK/EU and appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits and Reading/Leeds, the pair have been crafting BUMMER: a debut album that sees cleopatrick harness all the magic they’ve been brewing over their two-decade friendship and funnel it into a record that aims to reinvigorate the rock landscape from the ground up. Taking the ethos of their New Rock Mafia collective - a group of friends and fellow bands, united in making a more inclusive, equality-driven space in rock music - and imbuing it with the sonic ambition and ferocity of a record designed to be played hard and loud, it’s an album about two friends, who’ve been with each other since the formative first steps that adorn ‘BUMMER’’s heartwarming cover image and made something that’s a testament to the power of sticking to your guns."

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Various Artists - The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes

Various Artists - The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes - Polydor
Curated by director Todd Haynes, the official soundtrack to his feature documentary (out Oct 15 on Apple TV+) about the highly influential, iconic New York band, The Velvet Underground.

Also Available: I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground & Nico, which is a contemporary tribute to the Velvets debut album.

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Tom Morello - The Atlas Underground Fire  Video Available
 

Coldplay - Music of the Spheres
Mac Miller - Faces [Limited Edition Transparent Coke Bottle Clear, Transparent Cobalt, Transparent Ruby 3LP]
The Alarm - History Repeating 1981-2021
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Sticky [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blue + Solid Red Splatter LP]
Judas Priest - Reflections - 50 Heavy Metal Years of Music
Zac Brown Band - The Comeback
Melvins - Five Legged Dog
ENHYPEN - DIMENSION : DILEMMA [CHARYBDIS version]
Hayden Thorpe - Moondust For My Diamond [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black LP + Signed Print]
Santana - Blessings And Miracles
Fuckin Whatever - Fuckin Whatever EP
Chelsea Cutler - When I Close My Eyes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Signed CD]
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes (OST)
Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth - Utopia Ashes [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Color LP]
Lucinda Williams - Lu's Jukebox Vol. 3: Bob's Back Pages: A Night of Bob Dylan Songs
Lucinda Williams - Lu's Jukebox Vol. 4: Funny How Time Slips Away: A Night of 60's Country Classics
Various Artists - Pokémon 25: The Album
FINNEAS - Optimist [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD w/ Signed Insert]
Yes - The Quest
Seether - Vicennial – 2 Decades of Seether
Stewart Copeland & Ricky Kej - Divine Tides
The Joy Formidable - Into The Blue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Gold and Black Marble LP]


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New Release Round-Up 10-08-21

Thrice - Horizons/East

Thrice - Horizons/East - Epitaph
To emerge from a global pandemic with a renewed sense of situational awareness, hard won insight, and a new album is the kind of move we’ve come to expect from Thrice over the last twenty years. With Horizons/East, Dustin Kensrue and his bandmates address, with candor and courage, the fragile and awkward arrangements that pass for civilization, while inviting us to dwell more knowingly within our own lives. Without surrendering any of the energy and hard edge of their previous albums, they’ve given us a profoundly meditative work which serves as a musical summons to everyday attentiveness. Since forming THRICE with guitarist Teppei Teranishi, bassist Eddie Breckenridge, and drummer Riley Breckenridge in 1998, Kensrue has never been one to back down from a mental fight. This mood is set by the opening synth-driven number “Color of the Sky,” which sounds well-suited to accompany the closing credits of the Stranger Things season finale. Think Flying Lotus giving way to Elbow and setting the listener down in a new dimension. A self-recorded effort, Horizons/East conveys a palpable sense of danger, determination, and possibility.

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Reba McEntire - Revived Remixed Revisited

Reba McEntire - Revived Remixed Revisited - MCA Nashville
Revived Remixed Revisited is a reimagined collection of Reba McEntire's most iconic songs. REVIVED features exciting new arrangements of fan favorites like “Is There Life Out There” and “Can’t Even Get The Blues” recorded with Reba’s touring band. REMIXED takes songs like “Little Rock” and “I’m A Survivor” and spins them in ways like you’ve never heard Reba before. REVISITED produced by the Grammy® award-winning Dave Cobb strips back songs like “Somebody Should Leave” and “Consider Me Gone” to let the raw power of Reba’s vocals shine and features a long-awaited pairing between Reba and Dolly Parton on Reba’s most famous duet, “Does He Love You.” The collection spans Reba’s entire career and offers something for every Reba fan.

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The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Illusory Walls

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die - Illusory Walls - Epitaph
Sometimes, the best place to begin is at the end. If you really want to dig deep into Illusory Walls, the fourth album by The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, it definitely helps to do that. That’s because epic closer “Fewer Afraid”—all 19 minutes, 44 seconds of it—doesn’t just revisit the themes and ideas on the ten songs that precede it, but also offers a self-aware summary of the Connecticut band’s entire history. It’s the conclusion of all the stories within the record as well as a nod to all the lives that helped make them—little glimpses of everything that’s come before, on both a micro, immediate level, and a more universal one. “That song is a higher level look at my whole life and the whole world,” explains vocalist/guitarist David F. Bello, “as well as the album, our band and our discography. It places the band in the context of the rest of the world, as if we’re listening to everything that came before. It touches on all the themes of the previous songs, but there are also callbacks to songs
from earlier in our career. But in this song, they’re the object, not the subject—I’m talking about a world in which these things happen, not talking about these things happening.”  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the band—completed by Steven K. Buttery (drums and percussion), Joshua Cyr (bass/vocals) and Katie Dvorak (vocals/synth)—had nothing but time to realize the full extent of their musical and thematic aspirations. And so, four years on from lauded third album Always Foreign, they were able to make what is undoubtedly the band’s most ambitious and epic record to date. Written and recorded remotely—a first for the band—Illusory Walls takes on the weight of human existence while it’s buckling under the pressure of today’s near-dystopian society. Personal anxieties and political struggles collide with a series of portentous, apocalyptic and dramatic tunes, resulting in some of the darkest music the band has made since forming in 2009.

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Various Artists - The Best Of Bond...James Bond

Various Artists - The Best Of Bond...James Bond - Capitol
The Best Of Bond...James Bond is a compilation featuring celebrated theme songs from the longest-running franchise in the history of cinema. This updated collection includes "No Time to Die" by Billie Eilish, the title theme song from the highly anticipated new film. New additions also include Adele's "Skyfall" and Sam Smith's "Writing's On The Wall," Oscar winners for Best Song in 2013 and 2016, respectively.

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Darren Criss - A Very Darren Crissmas

Darren Criss - A Very Darren Crissmas - Decca
Celebrate the holidays with A Very Darren Crissmas! Darren Criss is a multitalented musician, songwriter, Broadway star, and Emmy/Golden Globe-winning actor famous for his award-winning roles on VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY, GLEE, and HOLLYWOOD. His holiday record with Decca Records will be his first full-length album. It showcases creative reimagining of classic tunes and rarely covered hidden gems. Featuring guest artists Lainey Wilson, Adam Lambert, and Evan Rachel Wood.

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Sleigh Bells - Texis  Video Available
The Wild Feathers - Alvarado  Video Available

James Blake - Friends That Break Your Heart [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
We Are Scientists - Huffy
Noah Gundersen - A Pillar Of Salt
Various Artists - Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine, Vol. 2
The Record Company - Play Loud [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition CD + Poster]
the Velveteers - Nightmare Daydream
Oh Wonder - 22 Break
Violent Femmes - Why Do Birds Sing?: Deluxe Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Smoke LP]
S. Raekwon - Where I'm At Now [Orange Custard LP]
Badbadnotgood - Talk Memory [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2LP]
Tiberius B - Stains EP [Vinyl]
Caitlin Rose - Own Side Now: Deluxe Anniversary Edition [Cloudy Clear LP + 7in]
Josh Turner - King Size Manger
Trivium - In The Court Of The Dragon [Deluxe]
Old Dominion - Time, Tequila & Therapy
Sublime - Sublime [25th Anniversary Cassette]
Atmosphere - WORD?
Sam Fender - Seventeen Going Under
Carolyn Wonderland - Tempting Fate
Julia Bardo - Bauhaus, L'Appartamento
Cimafunk - El Alimento
Alien Weaponry - Tangaroa
Newton Faulkner - Interference (Of Light)



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New Release Round-Up 10-01-21

Strand Of Oaks - In Heaven

Strand Of Oaks - In Heaven - Galacticana Records
To say In Heaven is about conquering grief would be oversimplifying everything Tim Showalter has achieved on the eighth studio album from Strand Of Oaks. A stunning, hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment, In Heaven is a triumph in music making, and a preeminent addition to the Strand of Oaks discography.

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Roger Taylor - Outsider

Roger Taylor - Outsider - UMe
Rock icon and multi-instrumentalist Roger Taylor introduces his new solo album Outsider. With much of Outsider recorded during lockdown, this new album finds Taylor in a reflective mood, conveying a palpable sense of isolation, concerns over the passing of time, and tellingly dedicated "to all the outsiders, those who feel left on the sidelines". A highly personal project, Outsider's instrumentation is almost entirely performed by Taylor, with his vocals matching the mood-piece atmosphere.

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Hans Zimmer - No Time To Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Hans Zimmer - No Time To Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Decca
The Hans Zimmer produced soundtrack for the 25th installment in the James Bond film franchise, No Time To Die. The soundtrack includes Billie Eilish's electrifying title track No Time To Die, co-written (with brother Finneas O'Connell) and performed by Eilish. Joining Zimmer on scoring the soundtrack is Johnny Marr, who is also the featured guitarist on the album, with additional music by composer and score producer Steve Mazzaro.

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Brandi Carlile - In These Silent Days [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP]
Metallica - The Metallica Blacklist [Limited Edition 7LP]
Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga - Love For Sale
Explosions In The Sky - Big Bend (An Original Soundtrack for Public Television)
Taylor Swift - Fearless: Taylor's Version [Gold 3 LP]
Flying Lotus - Yasuke
JW Francis - Wanderkid
Asking Alexandria - See What's On The Inside
Hans Zimmer - No Time To Die (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Hovvdy - True Love [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Hot Pink LP]
Neil Young - Carnegie Hall 1970
Jojo - Trying Not To Think About It
Various Artists - The Daptone Super Soul Revue Live! At the Apollo [Limited Edition Translucent Tie-Eye Teal 3LP]
Plain White T's - American Nights [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Ministry - Moral Hygiene
John Prine - Fair & Square [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
The Specials - Protest Songs 1924 – 2012
audiobooks - Astro Tough
Melissa Etheridge - One Way Out
Jeremy Zucker - CRUSHER [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Signed CD]


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Jungle - Loving In Stereo

Jungle - Loving In Stereo - Caiola Records
Jungle's new album ‘Loving In Stereo’ is the soundtrack for a summer quite unlike any other. The British producer duo have created a huge disco record for the post-social distancing age, with a life-affirming, dancefloor-igniting, sun-kissed celebration of all the things that make music irresistibly joyful. Both their Mercury Prize-nominated, Gold-certified debut and 2018’s follow-up ‘For Ever’ landed in the UK Top 10 & charted globally. Those two records have since accumulated 750,000 equivalent album sales and close to a billion streams worldwide. Atop that, Jungle have embarked on global sell out tours - notably in the UK, London’s 10k capacity Alexandra Palace & filling the Hollywood Palladium - two coveted Glastonbury performances, slots at numerous International festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Roskilde, Primavera & enjoyed shows across five continents.

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VP Records

VP Records
From humble beginnings as a small Kingston record store, VP Records has gone on to release some of the best known international artists in reggae, dancehall and soca, including Sean Paul, Chaka Demus, Maxi Priest, Shaggy, Vybz Kartel and Wayne Wonder. Recently we have been listening to some of their latest releases and we highly reccomend that you do too.

REGGAE GOLD 2021 - Celebrate the spirit of Summer with Reggae Gold 2021, featuring dancehall's finest for this annual collection of hits, featuring the smash summer anthems "Go Down Deh" by Spice, featuring Shaggy and Sean Paul and the reggae version of "Heartbreak Anniversary," the massive R&B streaming hit, covered by Tarrus Riley. Recent his "Nice Up The Dance' by Kabaka Pyramid and "Ginal (feat. Collie Buddz)" from international star Alborosie add to the set.

Celebrate the spirit of Carnival with SOCA GOLD 2021, featuring Soca champions Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin and others, plus South African artist Master KG and the monster hit "Jerusalema," which has dominated world music charts since its release in January. The disc also includes six recent Soca Gold anthems from Rupee, Iwer George, Kevin Yearwood and others. Soca Gold 2021 is a non-stop party with a bonus mega-mix disc performed by DJ Puffy (available only in the physical package). Let the spirit of Caribbean carnival get into you through the sounds of Soca Gold 2021.

SPICE is the reigning Queen of Dancehall and a media powerhouse, with multi-million streaming videos and 3.5 million Instagram "Besties," often attracting 20,000 plus fans to her impromptu IG live sessions. She has built a loyal following on social media and on the live show circuit over years, and now her debut album. "10" features productions from Shaggy, Supa Dups, Stephen 'Di Genius' McGregor, Costantin "Costi" Ionita, Shane Hoosong, Ainsley Morris, and Grace Hamilton (Spice), among others. Guest vocalists include Melissa Musique, Olaf Blackwood, Sean Paul and Shaggy.  Stand out tracks include "Send It Up," "Po-Po (feat. Nicho)," her breakthrough anthem "So Mi Like It," and current smash single "Go Down Deh (feat.Shaggy & Sean Paul)," which is currently impacting at US radio and official music video is approaching 20 million YouTube views. The song has consistently been among top trending releases on Shazam, Twitter, and Tik Tok. The trio kicked off a US-based mainstream TV blitz in June, with Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Wendy Williams Show. These marked Spice's performance debut on National television in the U.S.




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New Release Round-Up 09-24-21

Quicksand - Distant Populations

Quicksand - Distant Populations - Epitaph
Distant Populations, just the fourth full-length album of Quicksand's career, comes as a comparatively swift follow-up to Interiors--which itself came a full 22 years after its predecessor, 1995’s Manic Compression. Critically lauded and deemed very much worth the wait, Interiors succeeded in reestablishing the band as the powerful and contemporary entity they had always been. Distant Populations has a punchier, more up-tempo sound than its predecessor; its 11 songs are concise, carved sonic jewels boasting not a single wasted note; and its raw power, its gripping lyricism, leaps out from the very first listening. It is a striking step up for the band.

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Ringo Starr - Change The World EP

Ringo Starr - Change The World EP - UMe
Change The World, recorded at Ringo Starr's Roccabella West, includes "Let's Change The World" (Joseph Williams/Steve Lukather) that delivers a welcome dose of hope and optimism, the reggae-infused "Just That Way" (Ringo Starr/Bruce Sugar,) the Country-esque "Coming Undone," Starr's first collaboration with Linda Perry who wrote and plays on the track (also with Trombone Shorty,) and Ringo rocks his version of "Rock Around The Clock" revved up by the unmistakable Joe Walsh on guitar.

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Steely Dan - Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live!

Steely Dan - Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! - Geffen
Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! is the first live Steely Dan album in over 25 years. Featuring Hey Nineteen, Aja, Reelin' in the Years & more.

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Donald Fagen - Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly Live

Donald Fagen - Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly Live - Geffen
Donald Fagen’s acclaimed solo album performed live by The Steely Dan Band. Featuring I.G.Y., New Frontier & more.

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Various Artists - I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico

Various Artists - I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico - Verve
I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico, is a contemporary tribute to the Velvets debut, with each of the album’s songs performed by one of the band’s noteworthy artistic descendants.  Featured artists include Kurt Vile & the Violators, Sharon Van Etten, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, Michael Stipe, Matt Berninger of The National, Courtney Barnett, King Princess, Fontaines D.C. and more.

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DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....: 25th anniversary [Half-Speed Master 2 LP]

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....: 25th anniversary [Half-Speed Master 2 LP] - Mercury
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of DJ Shadow's Endtroducing..... A seminal, incredibly influential hip-hop release, Endtroducing..... is simply one of the defining albums of the ‘90s. Now available as an Abbey Road Half-Speed Mastered Edition LP.

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Mickey Guyton - Remember Her Name

Mickey Guyton - Remember Her Name - Capitol Nashville
Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton releases her album, Remember Her Name. Mickey co-penned 15 of the 16 songs on the album. Remember Her Name follows the release of her critically acclaimed Bridges EP which included “Black Like Me” for which she went on to receive a historic GRAMMY nomination. Her performance on the prestigious GRAMMY show was the first by a black female country artist and was touted by NPR as “the night’s most affecting live performance.”

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Carrie Underwood - My Gift: Special Edition

Carrie Underwood - My Gift: Special Edition - Capitol Nashville
Carrie Underwood releases a Special Edition of her Christmas album, My Gift. This new version includes all 11 tracks from the 2020 release as well as 3 new tracks, including “Favorite TimeOf Year,” “All Is Well,” and “Let There Be Peace/Something In The Water” that was performed on her HBO Max special, My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Jordan Rakei - What We Call Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Green LP]  Video Available

Angels & Airwaves - Lifeforms [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Aqua with Neon and Magenta Splatter LP]
Brittany Howard - Jaime Reimagined
Alessia Cara - In The Meantime
Taylor McCall - Black Powder Soul
Migos - Culture III
X Ambassadors - The Beautiful Liar
The Connells - Steadman's Wake
William Shatner - Bill
Sufjan Stevens & Angelo De Augustine - A Beginner's Mind [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Olympus Perseus Shield Gold [LP]
Third Eye Blind - Our Bande Apart
Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli & Yasiin Bey - The Midnight Miracle
Anthony Hamilton - Love Is The New Black
Hiro Kone - Silvercoat the throng [Purple LP]
Angel Olsen - Aisles EP
SOJA - Beauty In The Silence
Badflower - This Is How The World Ends
Itzy - Crazy In Love
The Milk Carton Kids - Prologue: 10th Anniversary [3LP Box Set]
Mac McCaughan - The Sound of Yourself [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP]
Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Mettal / Jazz EP
Twiztid - Rose Petal [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Picture Disc 12in]



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Charley Crockett - Music City USA

Charley Crockett - Music City USA - Son of Davy
The album cover you’re looking at might lead you to conclude Charley Crockett is on one hell of a roll. You wouldn’t be wrong. Ten records in six years is some kind of prolific. The latest, a double album, suggests the artist has some songs worth paying attention to. It’s clear that he’s invested as much time in the studio, recording storytelling songs, and making storytelling videos, as he has barnstorming around the United States and Europe playing live shows.  Not bad for a thirty-seven-year-old late bloomer.

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NCT 127 - The 3rd Album 'Sticker' (Sticky Ver.)

NCT 127 - The 3rd Album 'Sticker' (Sticky Ver.) - SM Entertainment Co., Ltd
NCT 127’s 3rd full-length album ‘Sticker’ will be released worldwide this week with 11 songs of various genres including the lead single ‘Sticker.’ The album highlights NCT 127’s unique musical sensibility and outstanding performances. In March 2020, NCT 127 became a million-seller with their 2nd album, NCT #127 Neo Zone, which reached #5 on the Billboard 200. The album includes 1 photo book, 1 folded poster, sticker, photo card, postcard (sticker, photo card, postcard: random 1 out of 9). Dimensions 144mm x 205mm x 8.5mm.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Jordan Rakei - What We Call Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Green LP]  Video Available

José González - Local Valley [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club: 25th Anniversary Edition [Deluxe Bookpack]
Bob Dylan - Springtime In New York: The Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985)
The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang Live On Copacabana Beach [Limited Edition Multi Color 3 LP]
Royksopp - Lost Tapes
Carly Pearce - 29: Written In Stone
James Vincent McMorrow - Grapefruit Season
Colin Linden - bLOW
The Plot In You - Swan Song
Ronnie Wood - Mr. Luck - A Tribute to Jimmy Reed: Live at the Royal Albert Hall [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue 2LP]
Billy Idol - The Roadside EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Vinyl]
Della Mae - Family Reunion
Mild High Club - Going Going Gone [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]
Spiritbox - Eternal Blue [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Lindsey Buckingham - Lindsey Buckingham
Rumer - Live From Lafayette
Adia Victoria - A Southern Gothic
Vince Guaraldi - It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown [Orange Pumpkin Shaped LP]



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UPCOMING RELEASES

Quicksand - Distant Populations

Quicksand - Distant Populations - Epitaph
Distant Populations, just the fourth full-length album of Quicksand's career, comes as a comparatively swift follow-up to Interiors--which itself came a full 22 years after its predecessor, 1995’s Manic Compression. Critically lauded and deemed very much worth the wait, Interiors succeeded in reestablishing the band as the powerful and contemporary entity they had always been. Distant Populations has a punchier, more up-tempo sound than its predecessor; its 11 songs are concise, carved sonic jewels boasting not a single wasted note; and its raw power, its gripping lyricism, leaps out from the very first listening. It is a striking step up for the band.

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Ringo Starr - Change The World EP

Ringo Starr - Change The World EP - UMe
Change The World, recorded at Ringo Starr's Roccabella West, includes "Let's Change The World" (Joseph Williams/Steve Lukather) that delivers a welcome dose of hope and optimism, the reggae-infused "Just That Way" (Ringo Starr/Bruce Sugar,) the Country-esque "Coming Undone," Starr's first collaboration with Linda Perry who wrote and plays on the track (also with Trombone Shorty,) and Ringo rocks his version of "Rock Around The Clock" revved up by the unmistakable Joe Walsh on guitar.

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Steely Dan - Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live!

Steely Dan - Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! - Geffen
Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live! is the first live Steely Dan album in over 25 years. Featuring Hey Nineteen, Aja, Reelin' in the Years & more.

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Donald Fagen - Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly Live

Donald Fagen - Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly Live - Geffen
Donald Fagen’s acclaimed solo album performed live by The Steely Dan Band. Featuring I.G.Y., New Frontier & more.

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Various Artists - I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico

Various Artists - I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico - Verve
I'll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute To The Velvet Underground & Nico, is a contemporary tribute to the Velvets debut, with each of the album’s songs performed by one of the band’s noteworthy artistic descendants.  Featured artists include Kurt Vile & the Violators, Sharon Van Etten, Iggy Pop & Matt Sweeney, Michael Stipe, Matt Berninger of The National, Courtney Barnett, King Princess, Fontaines D.C. and more.

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DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....: 25th anniversary [Half-Speed Master 2 LP]

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....: 25th anniversary [Half-Speed Master 2 LP] - Mercury
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of DJ Shadow's Endtroducing..... A seminal, incredibly influential hip-hop release, Endtroducing..... is simply one of the defining albums of the ‘90s. Now available as an Abbey Road Half-Speed Mastered Edition LP.

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Mickey Guyton - Remember Her Name

Mickey Guyton - Remember Her Name - Capitol Nashville
Capitol Nashville’s Mickey Guyton will release her album, Remember Her Name, on September 24. Mickey co-penned 15 of the 16 songs on the album. Remember Her Name follows the release of her critically acclaimed Bridges EP which included “Black Like Me” for which she went on to receive a historic GRAMMY nomination. Her performance on the prestigious GRAMMY show was the first by a black female country artist and was touted by NPR as “the night’s most affecting live performance.”

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Carrie Underwood - My Gift: Special Edition

Carrie Underwood - My Gift: Special Edition - Capitol Nashville
Carrie Underwood will be releasing a Special Edition of her Christmas album, My Gift, on September 24th. This new version will include all 11 tracks from the 2020 release as well as 3 new tracks, including “Favorite TimeOf Year,” “All Is Well,” and “Let There Be Peace/Something In The Water” that was performed on her HBO Max special, My Gift: A Christmas Special From Carrie Underwood.

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