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Volbeat

Servant Of The Mind [2 LP]

Vinyl: $39.98 Buy

180-gram heavy vinyl w/ gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeve.

The wait is over…
Volbeat’s 8th studio album, Servant of the Mind, is out December 3. On it, the band took their signature heavy metal, psychobilly, and “punk n’ roll” sound up a notch while showcasing their keen songwriting and storytelling. The album includes “Wait a Minute My Girl,” which became their 9th #1 single on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and the new single, “Shotgun Blues.” Their U.S. co-headlining tour with Ghost kicks off on January 25!

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Ice Nine Kills

Welcome To Horrorwood: The Silver Scream 2 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ultra Clear 2LP]

Vinyl: $29.98 Buy

True to horror franchise tradition, there is always a sequel... Welcome To Horrorwood: The Silver Scream 2 follows in the bloody footsteps of its predecessor, paying tribute to 13 more of the most gruesome tales to ever grace the silver screen. In this latest INK offering, the last album and video series are portrayed as a work of fiction. The new storyline thrusts the band into a brutal “real world” slaying. The only traces of the crime are 13 songs left behind by the suspected killer. 2 LP.

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TOMORROW X TOGETHER

Chaotic Wonderland [Limited Edition A]

CD: $14.98 Buy

Limited Edition A CD+DVD contains music video and making of the video, an 8-page booklet and 1 selfie photo card (1 of 5 types, randomly enclosed / specific design for Limited Edition A). Chaotic Wonderland features 4 tracks including Japanese versions of "0X1=LOVESONG (I Know I Love You)" and "MOA Diary (Dubaddu Wari Wari)." It also contains a Japanese original song, "Ito," which will be featured as an opening theme in a Japanese TV drama, Spiral Labyrinth - DNA Forensic Investigation.
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David Lee Roth

Diamond Dave [Black LP]

Vinyl: $26.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $11.49 Download

A very special reissue of the 2003 solo album from the legendary voice of Van Halen, Diamond David Lee Roth! This laidback, bluesy album was created with a whole host of superb players including Chic's Nile Rodgers, Edgar Winter, Gregg Bissonette, Greg Phillinganes and many more! Includes cover versions of The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and more PLUS original songs as well as a version of the blues classic "Ice Cream Man" that Halen recorded on their debut album! Packaged in a super attractive gatefold jacket with 180 GRAM BLACK vinyl!

New Vinyl: $26.98 Digital:$11.49
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Gregory Porter

Still Rising [2CD]

CD: $24.98 Buy

Gregory Porter's new release Still Rising, is an exquisite collection of musical delights. The first disc includes five brand-new tracks, two new arrangements, and nine of Porter's most loved global tracks. The second disc features breath-taking covers and duets, boasting songs with Moby, Jamie Cullum, Jeff Goldblum, Renee Fleming, Dianne Reeves, Lalah Hathaway, Laura Mvula, Lizz Wright, and others. The new song and first single from the album "Dry Bones," written and produced by Troy Miller.

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Kenny G

New Standards

CD: $15.98 Buy

Since releasing his self-titled debut in 1982, Kenny G has become the top instrumental musician of the modern era and one of the best-selling artists of all time, with global sales totaling more than 75M records. His first new album in 6 years, New Standards, features 11 original compositions inspired by the jazz ballads of the '50s and '60s. These new 'standards' capture the sophistication, style and romance of this amazing time period in jazz and combine it with Kenny G's signature sound.
New CD: $15.98
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The Cast of Netflix's Film tick, tick... BOOM!

tick, tick... BOOM! (Soundtrack from the Netflix Film)

CD: $13.96 Buy

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his feature directorial debut with tick, tick…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of Rent.  The film follows Jon (Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner  Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s waiting tables at a New York City diner in 1990 while writing what he hopes will be the next great American musical.  Days before he’s due to showcase his work in a make-or-break performance, Jon is feeling the pressure from everywhere: from his girlfriend Susan, who dreams of an artistic life beyond New York City; from his friend Michael, who has moved on from his dream to a life of financial security; amidst an artistic community being ravaged by the AIDS epidemic.  With the clock ticking, Jon is at a crossroads and faces the question everyone must reckon with: What are we meant to do with the time we have?

tick, tick…BOOM! stars Academy Award nominee & Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield, Alexandra Shipp, Tony Award nominee Robin de Jesús, Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, Emmy Award nominee Mj Rodriguez, Emmy Award winner Bradley Whitford, Tariq Trotter aka Black Thought of The Roots, with Emmy and Tony Award winner Judith Light, and Vanessa Hudgens. The film is written by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, and produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard for Imagine Entertainment, Julie Oh, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

The album is available on CD, double 180 GRAM VINYL LP, and digital formats.

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Geese

Projector [LP]

Vinyl: $22.98 Buy

Vinyl LP pressing.
New Vinyl: $22.98
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Geese

Low Era / Smoke In Japan [Vinyl Single]

Vinyl: $12.98 Buy

Low Era' is the first single from the band's debut album, Projector, and 'Smoke In Japan' is the exclusive non-LP b-side. A true treasure from this incredible new band. Limited edition of 1500 worldwide. A1) Low Era B1) Smoke In Japan

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Osees

LEVITATION Sessions Vol. II [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Double 12in Vinyl]

Vinyl: $29.98 Buy

OSEES return for another blistering LEVITATION Session, this time from the depths of a cavernous Los Angeles factory. The performance features a fresh batch of tracks spanning over a decade of the band's expansive discography with a handful of never-before-played-live tunes & some new surprises and is presented in its entirety here, pressed on a glorious Double 12" vinyl LP!

“OSEES pine for our fans and friends out there in the world, so we have come together for another stream with the mighty Levitation. I personally got stoned and stuck my face into the muck of our past catalog to bob for some dusty tumescent gems. There will be some oldies, and some moldies and some surprises along the way. I’m quite happy with how this one turned out. Shot in an insane old factory warehouse in Los Angeles (it looks like a fight scene set from Point Blank or the John Wick trilogy :) If you had told me a year ago we'd be doing these streams now i would have thought you were crazy, but, egg on my face, and here we are. I’m so glad to have this little thing to share a moment with y’all until we can meet face to face on the field of battle again. Mastered by the Guru JJ Golden, it will hopefully turn some frowns inside out and upside down....grossssss” - John Dwyer

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Tasha

Tell Me What You Miss The Most [Opaque Bone LP]

Vinyl: $19.98 Buy

Tasha’s second album, Tell Me What You Miss The Most mingles pockets of introspection with wide, expansive, marveling at what’s yet to come. Born and raised in Chicago, Tasha is a musician who writes songs that take loving and longing seriously. Whether dwelling in the sad thrum of an impending break up or the dizzying, heart thumping waltz of new infatuation, here is an album that traces one artist’s relationship to herself in love. Full of deep, invigorating inhales and relieved, joyful exhales, Tell Me What You Miss The Most is an exquisitely crafted breath of much needed air.
 
Tell Me What You Miss the Most isn’t just a catalogue of tenderness----it’s also a showcase of Tasha’s growing and formidable musicianship. “When I made ‘Alone at Last’, I had only been writing songs for two years. I hardly even knew what kind of song writer I was. But this record feels much stronger as far as a representation of my songwriter and musicianship,” says Tasha, adding “I did feel like I was piloting it in a way that I haven’t really felt before.”
 
“I was inspired by a distance I felt from myself,” says Tasha of the album, “the writing was kind of born from this desire to get back to an intimacy, or honesty, with myself.” Other inspirations include kissing, long drives in nature, her mother, and “winter and all that it allows (being alone inside, wrapped up in something warm, feeling things deeply.)” Her list of inspirations is a collection of types of touch; fleeting affectionate touch, the brush of a knit blanket, the bracing grip of feeling one’s own skin twinned in a palm. So too does the album veer in and out of touch with Tasha herself, tracing tenderness and loneliness, the paradox of feeling held and utterly abandoned at once.
 
As the album winds down, the feeling of a sun setting or a year ending begins to glow, as if ‘Tell Me What You Miss The Most’ charts a path through the desolate starkness of a personal winter, the blossoming of an internal spring, the blaze of a heart’s summer and then the golden dénouement of autumn. “I wanted very much for this to feel like an album with a start and finish, where there’s an arc that’s brought back around.” An organic feeling of rise and fall lifts the album from beginning to end, especially given the bookend of “Bed Song 1” and “Bed Song 2.” Between these Bed Songs lies a journey of emotional burnishing, of loss, realization, re-imagination, with dreams bounding toward the future. Still, we begin and end in a place of intimacy and rest, reflecting Tasha’s long held belief in the necessity and power of respite. Listeners might recognize the bed as not just an album through line but a career one. Even while ‘Tell Me What You Miss The Most’ represents growth and change, Tasha notes that “there are parts of me as a songwriter and emoting poet-person that carry over. Bed might be the obvious connection.”
 
Listen to ‘Tell Me What You Miss The Most’ as the sun peeks its downy head over the rooftops. Listen as you sit down to your cup of coffee, listen as you remember someone you once loved and wonder what might have been. Listen as you imagine different pasts, their many colors laid out before you, dizzying in their potential. Listen as the sun sets again and the moon rises, her cool face perfectly hung in the night sky. Listen as you imagine all the people you might some day be, all the mornings you’ll grow to greet. Listen as you pull someone close. Listen, and let the album pull you close.

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Spencer Cullum

Spencer Cullum’s Coin Collection [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green LP]

Vinyl: $35.98 Buy

With a list of credits from Kesha, Dolly Parton and Deer Tick, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town, pedal steel savant Spencer Cullum is one of Nashville’s most in-demand session cats. That’s in addition to making up half of the space-country duo Steelism. Clearly he’s had little trouble fitting in since moving from his native London to Music City. Now, with a debut solo album that pays homage to the ’60s and ‘70s psych-pop, folk and proto prog heroes of his homeland, this Nashville sideman’s stepping out from the shadows into the spotlight. Along with a supporting cast of guitarist Sean Thompson and multi-instrumentalist Luke Reynolds, as well as singing and writing partners like Caitlin Rose, Andrew Combs and Erin Rae — he’s bringing a bit of Britain to TN.

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The Tragically Hip

Road Apples: 30th Anniversary [5 LP/Blu-ray]

Vinyl: $179.98 Buy

30th anniversary edition of one of the most iconic albums from The Tragically Hip. Contains 5LPs including the remastered Road Apples album, Saskadelphia, Live at the Roxy Los Angeles, May 3, 1991 and unreleased demos, outtakes & alternate versions. Blu-ray contains Dolby Atmos, 7.1, 5.1, and binaural mixes by Richard Chycki of Road Apples, and 5 cuts from Saskadelphia. Also includes a 36-page booklet, a 1991 24'x 37' promo poster, never-before-seen photos, original lyrics, essays, and more.

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Churches

CD: $13.98 Buy

Singer-songwriter LP, who has more than two billion streams to her name and a devout global fan following. Her sixth album CHURCHES will be released on October 8th (CD). The lush and captivating Churches was executive produced by Mike Del Rio (Kylie Minogue, X Ambassadors, Skylar Grey). In addition to tracks produced by Del Rio, Churches includes production by Nate Campany (Tove Lo, K. Flay, Christina Aguillera) and Kyle Shearer (Becky G, Tove Lo, Carly Rae Jepsen) - collectively known as Valley Girl; Lars Stalfors (Health, Local Natives, Cold War Kids); two-time Grammy winner Dan Wilson (Adele, Pink, Leon Bridges, James Bay); Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sky Ferreira); and Isabella Machine Summers (Florence & The Machine). The album was mastered by multi-Grammy winner Emily Lazar (HAIM, Maggie Rogers, The Killers, Vampire Weekend, Coldplay). LP shares about Churches, "This album feels like a friend. A friend who took me through one of the most trying times in human history and a fairly trying time in my own personal history. So many real stories and realizations that I feel like I was able to share here. " She continues on the process, "Creating with my best friends is a gift I never take for granted and the excitement of meeting new simpatico collaborators is also such a beautiful experience. Like falling in love. I will be forever falling in and out of love. Forgive me but I feel like this is the essence of life and although painful I wouldn't trade it for anything. I feel like it is my path to convey this emotion among others. I'm so grateful for these songs and the people who made them with me. To be able to bring them to you finally is a dream come true. Thank you. "
New CD: $13.98
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Travis

The Invisible Band: 20th Anniversary [Deluxe 2 CD/Clear 2 LP Box Set]

Vinyl: $64.98 Buy

Deluxe 2 CD/Clear 2 LP Packaging:  Limited Edition Box Set includes the original album remastered by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Emily Lazar, B-sides, and a selection of unreleased demos, live sessions, and alternate takes across 2 CDs & 2 180-gram heavyweight clear vinyl LPs, cut at London’s Air Studios. A photo book including unseen session photos, notes from the band, and producer Nigel Godrich is all housed together in a lift-off lid box.

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the multi-platinum album
The Invisible Band, the original album has been remastered by GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Emily Lazar and features the hit singles, “Sing,” “Flowers in the Window,” and “Side.”

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Paul Weller

Illumination [Limited Edition LP]

Vinyl: $34.98 Buy

Paul's 6th solo studio album, Illumination, was originally released in September 2002, and is Weller's 2nd solo #1 in the UK. It includes the hit singles "It's Written in The Stars" (#7) and "Leafy Mysteries" (#23) and features guest performances from Carleen Anderson, Jocelyn Brown, Kelly Jones and Noel Gallagher. The 2021 reissue features faithful replication of the original packaging including rounded corners and was cut at London's Metropolis Studios. 180g. Gatefold Jacket. 16pg booklet.
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Brian Setzer

Gotta Have The Rumble [LP]

Vinyl: $27.98 Buy

Vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Brian Setzer, iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy award-winner, returns with his first solo album in ten years! 'Gotta Have the Rumble' is a red-hot album from start to finish, featuring eleven songs that are full of dynamism and bravado. The album is classic rockabilly at it's absolute finest and showcases Setzer at the top of his career.
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Nina Simone & Her Friends

An Intimate Variety Of Vocal Charm [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Transparent Emerald Green LP]

Vinyl: $34.99 Buy

The Classic 1959 collection featuring Nina Simone, Carmen McRae and Chris Connors. Features a brand new stereo mastering by Kevin Gray and a new essay by author of Liner Notes For the Revolution, Daphne A. Brooks.

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Danzig

Always On My Mind [Pink Vinyl Single]

Vinyl: $15.98 Buy

MP3 Album: $1.79 Download

The companion 7" to Danzig's hugely popular tribute to Elvis! Includes Danzig's unforgettable version of "Always On My Mind" plus an alternate version of "Loving Arms" not featured on the album! Now available in PINK vinyl!
New Vinyl: $15.98 Digital:$1.79
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Vince Staples

Vince Staples

CD: $11.99 Buy

Esteemed hip-hop artist Vince Staples has released his self-titled album, produced by Kenny Beats. His first full-length release since 2018's critically acclaimed FM!, the 10-track CD delves not only into Staples' upbringing in Long Beach but his psyche as he learns to cope with his yesterdays and strides toward new tomorrows, picking others up along the way. Includes a 12-page booklet.

New CD: $11.99
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Bush

Razorblade Suitcase: In Addition [Limited Edition Pink LP]

Vinyl: $29.98 Buy

Bush - "Razorblade Suitcase (In Addition)" - Twenty four years ago, BUSH bravely followed up their 1994 multi-platinum juggernaut of a debut, 'Sixteen Stone', with a darker, more cerebral sophomore effort in 'Razorblade Suitcase'. Produced by Steve Albini and recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios, the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 293,000 copies during it's first week of release in the US and staying alive with hit singles "Greedy Fly" and "Swallowed". To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this 3x platinum album, the band has announced a deluxe, remastered LP edition titled 'Razorblade Suitcase (In Addition)' via ROUND HILL/ZUMA ROCK RECORDS. In addition to the original remastered album, the reissue will also include four rare bonus tracks: "Old", "Broken TV", "Bubbles", and "Sleeper" on a double 'Black' and 'White' AsideBside vinyl color. The metallic foil jacket features reinterpreted artwork by designer Shaun Durkan, and a fold out poster with never-before-printed lyrics and album liner notes from producer Steve Albini.
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Fruit Juice

Mirke vs The Dreamy LLC

CD: $14.98 Buy

The kind of light psychedelic pop created by Fruit Juice is eminently invigorating in its giddy goofiness. With their glammy energy and commitment to sunny, falsetto harmonies it's a swirling fishbowl of paint illuminating against a wall in an endless configuration of shapes and colors -- all with pleasantly glassy-eyed sheen.

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Jason Boland & The Stragglers

The Light Saw Me

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For the past 20 years, Jason Boland & the Stragglers have dazzled audiences all over as one of the leading ambassadors of the Oklahoma and Texas music movement. Millions of fans cheering him on, over 500,000 records sold independently and 10 albums later, Boland is a career musician whose legacy continues to grow. From his early days touring in cramped vans and playing in front of tiny bar crowds to the packed venues he performs in today, Boland’s uncompromising approach has grown his profile dramatically, especially in the past handful of years. Add to that the legions of musicians who are influenced by Boland, and his impact on the scene is undeniable.

Prior to the pandemic, Boland was hard at work on his most ambitious project yet. The groundwork he laid in 2019 saw the singer-songwriter roll through songs that would be a bold step forward. Strumming through the material with the Stragglers at a rehearsal in Colorado, Boland knew he had something big. However, that session took place a day before the lockdown and put the kibosh on the project for a year.
 
In early 2021, the time felt right to get the project rolling again. At a time when pandemic albums are popping up left and right, Boland zigged when everyone else zagged. Titled The Light Saw Me, the acclaimed singer-songwriter decided to go deeper than he’s ever gone before to create a multi-layered sci-fi concept album. Once again teaming up with his frequent co-conspirator, Grammy-winning producer Shooter Jennings, Boland hunkered down in a Los Angeles-area studio to bring The Light Saw Me to life.
 
On the surface, The Light Saw Me traces a cowboy living in Texas in the 1890s who is abducted by aliens and ends up in Texas in the 1990s, but there’s way more to it. Packed into three distinctive interlocking parts, The Light Saw Me is layered with vivid imagery that touches on old legends (such as a spacecraft allegedly crashing in Aurora, Texas), conspiracies, and other accounts that run contrary to reality.

Hidden behind the grandeur of the storyline, the message that Boland aims to share is a universal one: Everyone and everything is connected by love. In classic Boland fashion, The Light Saw Me tackles stories and themes that are integral to his writing beyond his world-class use of metaphors, like who we are, where we’re going, and whether love is something that people feel internally or just connected to consciousness and humans’ fear of their own mortality.
 
For most of his career, the only thing you could expect from Boland is to do the unexpected. On what’s now his 10th studio album, he not only does that, but he did it in his own organic and authentic way. He’s making the music he wants while continuing to please the people who want to hear where his artistic journey takes him next. With a catalog like his, that’s no easy feat.

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Big D & The Kids Table

Do Your Art [2LP]

Vinyl: $25.98 Buy

Big D & the Kids Table 9th album DO YOUR ART on SideOneDummy Records was produced by Reel Big Fish's Matt Appleton and features 20 tracks of energetic, uplifting ska-punk that's become the band's signature sound. This is Big D's first album in 8 years and return to SideOneDummy, featuring the singles 'Too Much', 'New Day' & 'Toyed'.
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Diablo Swing Orchestra

Swagger & Stroll Down The Rabbit Hole

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The fearlessly progressive, eight-piece Swedish ensemble are poised to return with their fifth album, Swagger & Stroll Down The Rabbit Hole, pairing elements of jazz, swing, classical, and progressive rock with just about everything in between. The band push musical boundaries to the extreme with humor, creativity, and a healthy dose of positive aggression. Recorded with producer Roberto Laghi (In Flames).

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TRNA

Istok

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TRNA are the pioneers of celestial blackgaze; an incredible blackened post-rock 3-piece from St. Petersburg, Russia. Istok is the band's debut album for Candlelight. It translates from Russian as the origin, beginning, headspring. The original idea was about "the fountain." For the band, personally, it symbolizes a new beginning and going back to where they started in some sense at the same time. It's the beginning of a new path that we are yet to follow.

New CD: $13.95
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Skid Row

The Atlantic Years (1989 - 1996) [LP Box Set]

Vinyl: $199.98 Buy

This five album, 7LP side loading boxset includes:

SKID ROW
SLAVE TO THE GRIND (2 x LP)
B-SIDE OURSELVES
SUBHUMAN RACE (2 x LP)
SUBHUMAN BEINGS ON TOUR!!

180-Gram Audiophile vinyl 7 LPs including SKID ROW’s Multi-million selling worldwide charting 1st Three studio albums plus the B-SIDE OURSELVES EP and 1st time on vinyl for Japan-only Live EP SUBHUMAN BEINGS ON TOUR!! All Five albums newly remastered.

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Ben Watt

Storm Shelter [LP]

Vinyl: $21.98 Buy

Ben Watt releases his 6-track mini album, Storm Shelter, a stripped back piano-vocal companion piece to his acclaimed 2020 album, Storm Damage. A proportion of royalty proceeds will go to the UK homelessness charity, Shelter. The mini-album was recorded during rehearsals for the Storm Damage Tour in January 2020, a world tour with his new trio that was cancelled due to the pandemic. All the songs were recorded in one day at RAK Studios in London and were engineered/mixed by Bruno Ellingham.

New Vinyl: $21.98
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Johnathan Blake

Homeward Bound

CD: $11.99 Buy

Drummer, composer, and bandleader Johnathan Blake's Blue Note debut is a narrative celebration of life and legacy featuring his quintet, Pentad, with Immanuel Wilkins, Joel Ross, David Virelles, and Dezron Douglas. A frequent presence on Blue Note records over the past several years, Blake has contributed his strong, limber pulse and airy precision to multiple leader releases from Blue note artists including Dr. Lonnie Smith and Kenny Barron.
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Sloppy Jane

Madison [Opaque Blue LP]

Vinyl: $22.98 Buy

“A big part of the project and why I did it,” says Sloppy Jane’s Haley Dahl of her Saddest Factory debut Madison, “Was because it felt similar to being a little kid and buying an out fit that was too big that I’d have to grow into. I really valued from the start that making Madison gave me someone I had to become.” The record, which Dahl first conceived of back in late 2017, is a grand gesture, a statement about big love, and about growing into yourself in the process.
 
Dahl and her 21 bandmates recorded all of Madison at the Lost World Caverns in West Virginia from 3pm to 8:30 am each day over the course of two weeks (they also made four music videos on location during this time). To access the space, they’d enter through the back of a gift shop, down a long tunnel where they’d walk down 200 feet of stairs to reach the entrance. Dahl and her bandmates did this steep walk with a piano. The ceiling of Lost World Caverns is massively high and is a perfect dome. The inside was also 98 percent humidity, leading to both stellar sound and also problems with tuning and gear. Engineer Ryan Howe sat in his parents Subaru above the cave with his mixing board and computer, and threaded cables down 90 feet through a hole in the ground to the ceiling of the cave. It’s the first time someone has ever recorded an entire album in a cave, and the results are pretty sonically stunning. That alone is a marvelous thing. Madison is an astounding, glorious record of melodrama of the highest order

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Andrew Gabbard

Homemade [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Camo Green LP]

Vinyl: $22.98 Buy

A musician whose influences span hard rock, psych, garage rock, and energetic pop, Andrew Gabbard has long been a force on the South western Ohio music scene. Working with Thee Shams, The Buffalo Killers, and currently as The Gabbard Brothers with his brother Zach, Andrew is truly a prolific artist covering a wide range. The Buffalo Killers caught the attention of Dan Auerbach who produced their debut LP and Andrew is currently part of the touring band for The Black Keys. Now joining forces with another Ohio establishment, Colemine Records, Andrew hopes to hone his sound and grow his reach. His first LP as Andrew Gabbard is Homemade, a mix of hazy pop infused with alt-country vibes that feels part Neil Young, part Wilco, and part Flaming Lips all at the same time.
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Overkill

The Atlantic Albums Box Set [6LP]

Vinyl: $199.98 Buy

OVERKILL are an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey. They are often called “the Motörhead of thrash metal,” based on their unique playing style, which was influenced by punk rock and the new wave of British heavy metal. They were also one of the first thrash metal bands to sign to a major label (having signed to Atlantic Records in 1986), and rose to fame as part of the genre’s movement of the mid-to-late 1980s, along with the “big four” (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax) as well as Exodus and Testament. OVERKILL achieved their first mainstream success with their second studio album and Atlantic debut, Taking Over (1987) which acclaimed global praise & chart success. The band’s next five studio albums were also on Atlantic —Under the Influence (1988), The Years of Decay (1989), Horrorscope (1991), I Hear Black (1993) and W.F.O. (1994) and were also successful on a global scale, making them one of the most successful East Coast thrash metal bands. OVERKILL now have nineteen studio albums under their belt and continue to tour the world to huge audiences still to this day.

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Various Artists

Sentimental Noise [Metallic Silver 2LP]

Vinyl: $29.98 Buy

In most any Dungeons & Dragons adventure worth completing, the hero must come face-to-face with herself in some form — a cursed, mystical mirror that reveals all that our hero is and is not; a reflection in some Blood River that displays for our hero the monster she has become; a doppelganger that reveals how much our hero has changed since the beginning of the adventure.

So, as XagXaguVar, our year-long 25th anniversary campaign enters its final chapter, Jagjaguwar must also confront our former self. We’re going all the way back to the basement of the sushi joint in Charlottesville; all the way back to when we were just a haphazardly made zine; all the way back to the original mantra which served at Jagjaguwar’s early guiding force. The Sentimental Noise echoing through the caverns of self-discovery is tender and deafening.

We’ve uncovered new and unreleased work from some of Jagjaguwar’s earliest friends like Drunk, Manishevitz and Bevel. We’ve called upon necromancers like Norway’s Jenny Hval, Jagjaguwar legends Wilderness and Bloomington post-rock heroes Tammar. Mysterious noise mongers like Canada’s Wold and Oslo’s Some Nerve have delivered on their promise to absolutely split our skulls open. There are two loving tributes to Patron Saint of Jagjaguwar John Prine. And we’ve unearthed two songs from Atsushi Miura, who once upon a time allowed ourf ounder Darius Van Arman to book shows in the basement of the sushi restaurant he ran. He dedicates one song to Darius and in the other, humorously lambasts the college town he called home for all those years. Today Jagjaguwar dies; tomorrow Jagjaguwar is reborn. 

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All That Remains

The Fall Of Ideals [LP]

Vinyl: $22.98 Buy

MP3 Album: $9.99 Download

The Fall Of Ideals is the third studio album by metalcore band All That Remains. Produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, the album was a departure from their previous two releases as it offered a more melodic metalcore sound that the band would go on to be known for. Considered their breakthrough album, it was their first to enter the Billboard 200 chart and features the fan favorites “This Calling” and “The Air That I Breathe.” This release celebrates the 15th anniversary of the album.

New Vinyl: $22.98 Digital:$9.99
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Lunar Vacation

Inside Every Fig is a Dead Wasp

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Repasky and Geeslin met in the eighth grade and began exchanging musical efforts almost immediately, but that blessed autonomy of first cars meant they could conquer Atlanta's sprawling suburbs and play to their adolescent hearts' desire. The pair forged a cluster of demos - just enough to fill a set - and took to as many stages as Atlanta could offer them. Local momentum building, they added classmates Matteo DeLurgio on synth and Connor Dowd on drums to sonically match their songs' increasingly rambunctious spirit. Upon high school's end, Lunar Vacation released a pair of well-received EPs, Swell and Artificial Flavors, and landed support runs for the likes of Remo Drive, Sidney Gish, and SALES. The band nabbed infatuated fans across the US while racking up millions of streams on their independently released music. In more than one sense, Lunar Vacation had graduated. Back in Atlanta, Geeslin was working in a record store (Criminal Records) when Daniel Gleason of the band Grouplove came in. Following a quick connection and hours of conversation, the members of Lunar Vacation felt Gleason could be one to color in the sound they'd been honing live - melodious guitars swirling atop propulsive, often psychedelic rhythm - and capture it in the studio. The band recorded "Unlucky" with Gleason and released it in early 2020, the song drawing attention as "swoon-worthy" from The FADER, "shimmering... wistful, sun-kissed indie-pop" from American Songwriter, and "equal parts Mac DeMarco and Snail Mail" from Paste Magazine. Lunar Vacation continued recording with Gleason in the producer's chair. The band released the first song of the batch in June 2021. "Shrug" garnered praise from the likes of Paste, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, Under The Radar, and NYLON who called it "a jangly guitar song with a very shoutable chorus." Songwriter Repasky shared, "I look back now and realize that this song was a pivotal moment in delving into self-identity and ultimately identifying as a non-binary person." The melody is buoyant though agitated, it's guitars warbling like question marks and lyrics ringing distinctly relatable. Lines like This isn't how I want to be / I didn't know I could care that much and Invited but I'll never show / Sit at home playing too much Wilco cut into a listener's mind and vibrate there, like thoughts of one's own. There's a carefree sense of triumph in Repasky's refrain: Why don't you just shrug it off? Lunar Vacation will release their highly anticipated debut album 'Inside Every Fig Is A Dead Wasp' October 29 on Keeled Scales. Throughout the album, this band boasts a celebratory sound, a reckless sense of ecstasy specific to fluid youth and rock solid friendship. In spite of life's bits that inspire these songs - some darker than others - Repasky, Geeslin, DeLurgio, and Dowd reliably find the light in the thing. Drawing from early influences like Rilo Kiley and Tame Impala, and landing a little closer to contemporary favorites like Alvvays and Slow Pulp, Lunar Vacation make bright music replete with bliss. Repasky suggested the band name Lunar Vacation to Geeslin at a show, leaning over at a loud moment to say it. It's easy to imagine others finding out about the band in this same way.
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The Weather Station

Ignorance: Deluxe [LP]

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Limited blue colored vinyl LP pressing. Through Ignorance, Tamara Lindeman has remade what The Weather Station sounds like, using the occasion of a new record to create a novel sonic landscape, tailor-made to express an emotional idea. Ignorance is sensuous, ravishing, as hi-fi a record as Lindeman has ever made, breaking into pure pop at moments, at others a dense wilderness of notes; a deeply rhythmic and painful record that feels more urgent and clear than her work ever has. The natural world is everywhere on this record, intruding with force and poignancy. Ignorance began when Lindeman became obsessed with rhythm; specifically straight rhythm, dance rhythm, those achingly simple beats that had never showed up on a Weather Station album before. Embracing straight time opened new musical territory for her; "I saw how the less emotion there was in the rhythm, the more room there was for emotion in the rest of the music, the more freedom I had vocally." She began to envision a band and music as a sort of bedrock, a structure firm enough to hold the vulnerability of the songs.

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