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Jon Muq

Flying Away [LP]

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Ugandan-born, Austin-based Jon Muq's debut, Flying Away, melds African and Western melodies, reflecting his astonishing journey. Produced by Dan Auerbach, the album is infused with themes of resilience, and Muq's spontaneous, reflective songwriting captures the essence of his cross-continental life. From busking for children on the streets of Kampala, to cruise ship clubs, to sharing stages with music's biggest stars, Muq now embarks on the grandest voyage of all: releasing his first album.

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Thou has always been a force of raw energy and unapologetic dissent, defying easycategorization and challenging listeners to confront the complexities of existence.Though often lumped in with New Orleans sludge bands like Eyehategod and Crowbar, Thou transcends genre boundaries, drawing inspiration from a diverse array ofinfluences spanning from '90s proto-grunge icons like Nirvana, Alice in Chains, andSoundgarden (all of whom they've covered extensively) to the raw intensity of obscure'90s DIY hardcore punk found on labels like Ebullition, Vermiform, and Crimethinc.Their latest record Umbilical, Thou's first full-length release of original music sincetheir 2018 Sacred Bones debut Magus, is their firmest nod to the latter - a record filledwith mosh-ready riffs, heavy breakdowns and scathing vocals. The band's aesthetic andpolitical impulses have always been punk and like anyone embroiled in the subcultureThou have been exploring what it means to exist within and without a rigid morality.That exploration takes thematic center on Umbilical and their self-assessment is asharsh as that of the world around them.They've called us anarchists, criminals, foreign meddlers, lunatics, dispossessed, relativists,utilitarians, egoists, passion maximizers, ascetics, negators of everything. Clearly, the "Thou"experiment is never going to appeal to audiences who demand that art rigorously enforce acoherent and righteous worldview.And yet, are we not ourselves constrained by our own rigid morality? In those quiet momentsof deep contemplation, when the bargains and concessions are thoroughly examined, whenwe yield before the Judging Eye-what is the summation of our choices? If the unspoiled selfbeyond the immensity of time were given voice, what pronouncements would be made? Whatwould such an internal audit yield? What undeniable character would be revealed?This record is for the radicals, the crackpots, the exiles who have escaped the wasteland ofcapitulation. This record is for the militants and zealots refusing to surrender to comforts, topracticalities, to thirty pieces of silver. And this record is most especially for the weaklings andmalingerers, burdened by capricious indulgence, hunched by the deep wounds of compromise,shuffling in limp approximation, desperately reaching back towards integrity and conviction.
Thou - Umbilical [Colored Vinyl] (Gol)
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Bat for Lashes - "The Dream Of Delphi" / Version Title: [Red LP] / An ode to Natasha's daughter, Delphi. Bat for Lashes is known for her otherworldly albums with lead characters Laura, Daniel and The Bride. For the first time, Natasha writes about her personal experiences and the magical, sometimes melancholy, intimacy of early motherhood. Indie Exclusive Red LP. Limited Edition.
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Maya Hawke / Chaos Angel / Maya Hawke is a musician, songwriter, actor and producer. She has released two lauded albums of music to date, Moss (2022) and Blush (2020), both of which showcase her natural gift for songwriting and storytelling, as well as a knack for striking visual presentation with sleeve designs of her own creation. "Thérèse," the lead single from Moss, garnered global attention with it's mesmerizing Brady Corbet-directed video - and tens of millions of streams - and saw Maya make an impressive network TV performance debut on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Maya and her band picked up a slew of rave reviews for sold out shows in the US and EU, as well as support slots for Bright Eyes and Faye Webster. Now 25 years old, Maya's third album, Chaos Angel, takes the spare, viscerally honest songwriting she has made her name on and goes deeper and bolder. Both her most sonically sophisticated and thematically nuanced collection to date, it feels like a culmination. Across these 10 songs, Hawke catalogs upheavals, revelations, foibles, and broken promises, all while navigating the patterns we repeat while reaching towards growth, wandering astray, and finding our way back to some core understanding of ourselves. Chaos Angel is also a document of Hawke coming more fully into her own as a musician. More adventurous in the studio after her previous two albums, Hawke leaned into her ambition. Many of these tracks are still anchored by acoustic guitar and Hawke's graceful yet conversational vocals, but their surroundings are more intricate and lush than ever before. She reconvened with longtime collaborators Benjamin Lazar Davis and Will Graefe, with Christian Lee Hutson serving as producer.
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With the broader adoption of the internet around the turn of the century, how people would engage with and discover underground music would change forever. As a result of the new digital era, DIY was now worldwide, and no band embraced this new frontier better than Have a Nice Life. Formed in 2000 by duo Dan Barrett and Tim Macuga, the Middletown, CT-based pair would, throughout the 00s, self-release and share a number of demos and home recordings via early social media channels as well as establish it's in-house label Enemies List Home Recordings. These first steps set in motion Have a Nice Life's rise to renown as an icon of underground music in the internet age, culminating with the release of it's pivotal 2008 debut album, Deathconsciousness. Through word of mouth and online discussion, Deathconsciousness became subject to viral praise thanks to it's synthesis of bleak post-punk, lo-fi shoegaze, and carpets of hypnotic drone music. Eventually, this humble self-released project would attain the status of a post-internet cult classic, amassing Have a Nice Life a fervent online following that the band would interact with in kind. In an effort to thank and continue to engage with Have a Nice Life's internet cult following, Barrett and Macuga would regularly share links to old demos, works in progress, and outtakes from the recording of Deathconsciousness. Over time, a group of fans would compile these demos into an unofficial release. Dubbed Voids, this fan-made compilation several alternate takes of tracks from Deathconsciousness, as well as a handful of early versions of songs that would appear on Have a Nice Life's two following albums, The Unnatural World and Sea Of Worry. Fans swarmed around this compilation, accompanied by loud calls for it to receive a physical release. A tape pressing of Voids would be released via Music Ruins Lives, a DIY label run by Have a Nice Life superfan Thom Wasluck, also known for his band Planning for Burial. Between both instances of the tape swiftly selling out and the compilation's long absence from streaming services, Voids has historically been an elusive release to track down, only available in the obscurest corners of the internet or physically on the secondary market at eye-wateringly high prices.Over a decade since it's initial, unofficial release in 2011, The Flenser is proud to reissue Have a Nice Life's Voids for the first time ever in an official capacity in physical form.
Have A Nice Life - Voids [Colored Vinyl] [Remastered]
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A double album boil down of Numero's 2012 45 x 45RPM art object Eccentric Soul: Omnibus. Gathering 25 loose remnants from across the American soul diaspora, Minibus connects the dots between group harmony, funk, disco, and modern soul, 1966-1980.
Eccentric Soul: Minibus / Various (Colv) (Pnk) - Eccentric Soul: Minibus / Various [Colored Vinyl] (Pnk)
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Not a lot of people talk about the true origins of bluegrass music, says Swamp Dogg, but it came from Black people. The banjo, the washtub, all that stuff started with African Americans. We were playing it before it even had a name.

Blackgrass, Swamp Doggs remarkable new album, is no history lesson, though. Produced by Ryan Olson (Bon Iver, Polia) and recorded with an all-star band including Noam Pikelny, Sierra Hull, Jerry Douglas, Chris Scruggs, Billy Contreras, and Kenny Vaughan, the collection is a riotous blend of past and present, mixing the sacred and the profane in typical Swamp Dogg fashion as it blurs the lines between folk, roots, country, blues, and soul. The tracklist is an eclectic onebrand new originals and vintage Swamp Dogg classics sit side by side with reimaginings of 70s R&B hits and timeless 50s pop tunesbut the performances are thoroughly cohesive, filtering everything through a progressive Appalachian lens that nods to tradition without ever being bound by it. Special guests like Margo Price, Jenny Lewis, Justin Vernon, and The Cactus Blossoms all add to the excitement here, but its ultimately the 81-year-old Swamp Doggs deliverysly and playful and full of genuine joy and achethat steals the show. The result is a record thats as reverent as it is raunchy, a collection that challenges conventional notions of genre and race while at the same time celebrating the music that helped make Swamp Dogg the beloved iconoclast hes known as today.

Swamp Dogg - Blackgrass: From West Virginia to 125th St [LP]
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Darning Woman is an intentional, beautiful,sometimes confrontational album that shredsexpectations of DIY, bedroom music, and femininethemes. There's a lushness and maternal instinct at play,as Coope connects the dots between physicality,ephemera, and the ultrafeminine. "I don't really like to deal that much with themes ofpersonal hardships, or heartache and love," saysAnastasia Coope. "Ultimately, I work most honestlywith the language of what is happening in a moment andthe passage of time around it. That, coupled with myreaction to entering the artistic landscape, and mythoughts about what does and doesn't getrepresentation, comprises most of this album." Darning Woman explores, among other things, themeditative aspect of sewing, patching andembellishment, care and repair, collection not asmodern, craven consumption but as a counterpoint tomaterialism. This sort of collection - the good kind, thegathering of things to make a home - can be, in Coope'swords, "A very baby way to critique capitalism. Birdsmake nests, right? It can be a new life for a thing thatwas made. What you surround yourself with matters." To that end, Anastasia Coope is also the founder andleader of the Bonzo collective and show series, anexciting new home for the type of expansive,profoundly creative scene that New York has beenmissing for some time. And while Bonzo may well bethe ascent of a new community, Darning Woman is thestory of Anastasia Coope, herself. It is the sound ofCoope entering the world as an artist, acknowledgingthe tangle of what changes - the gaze of the world,Coope's art in reaction and community to art in general- and what does not: her ideas and her own self.
Anastasia Coope - Darning Woman - White [Colored Vinyl] (Wht)
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Chve

KALVARIE [LP]

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As the vocalist of Belgian post-metal collective Amenra, Colin H. Van Eeckhout is known for his ability to connect with listeners, and to guide them on Amenras transformative path to healing. With his solo work as CHVE, he gets to tell his own story one that aims to take the listener deep within themselves, to tap into something primal that dwells in us all.
Colin began writing his solo music 14 years ago, but he didnt set out with that specific intention in mind it happened organically. After buying a hurdy gurdy with Amenra guitarist Lennart Bossu, Colin began experimenting with the sounds it could make. Before he knew it, he had made almost enough music for an album.
Im a very emotive person: I judge and work with feeling, Colin says. I was trying to speak through the instrument, and finding how to squeeze emotion out of it. I think its interesting to see what you can get out of an instrument without learning to play it first, because then you work with it in a very honest, direct way.
Though I wasnt planning on doing a solo album, Ive been in bands since my teens, and theres always that question mark if youre in a band: what would your personal story be, and what would it sound like?
For Colin, CHVE represents the opportunity for full creative freedom: to experiment with sound without any limitations, and to embrace the vulnerability that comes with creating alone. The hypnotic music of CHVE is almost mind-altering, as the droning repetitions of the hurdy gurdy, various percussions and effects meld with the soft otherworldliness of Colins voice. Though not in the metal realm, the music contains a weight and heaviness on a par with that of Amenra.
With your main band, there are a lot of boxes and expectations to check, Colin says. If youre alone, you can do whatever you want. But in a way, the solo work takes more out of me. Suddenly when Im on my own, everything falls on me. Thats very confrontational. I had a fear of failure as a kid, and that stays installed in you. But when it succeeds and youre able to build something, it feeds your self-worth.
Chve - KALVARIE [LP]
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To celebrate the 10 Year anniversary of their album The Things We Think We're Missing, Balance and Composure teamed up with longtime collaborator Will Yip to track the record live for a one-time livestream event in late 2023. That performance has been pressed to vinyl & is now available in a one-time vinyl pressing.
Balance & Composure - Things We Think We're Missing Live At Studio 4
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Nitially writing "The Edge" more than a year ago, he shares, "When I began writing it, it started off really dark but I revisited it and remade the music and reworked the melodies. I knew then that it would inform the rest of the album and what I was trying to say. This song is the beginning of the story. While it is one of the darker songs, I knew it was the best place to start and give people a taste of what's to come on the rest of the project." "The Edge" follows lead single "Rest In The Father," which has 3M in global streams and is currently top 15 at radio. Additionally, a new version of the song featuring Jonathan Traylor was released in April.
Stephen Stanley - Divided Frame Of Mind
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Orange Crush Luzer Edition. "I was in a dream, but now I can see that change is the only law."With a credo adapted from science fiction author Octavia E. Butler, an album title from a collection of metaphysical poetry, and an expansion in consciousness brought on by personal crisis, guitarist and songwriter Shana Cleveland learns to embrace a changing world with unconditional love on News of the Universe, the new full-length from California rock band La Luz.News of the Universe is a record born of calamity, a work of dark, beautiful psychedelia reflecting Cleveland's experience of having her world blown apart by a breast cancer diagnosis just two years after the birth of her son. It's also a portrait of a band in flux, marking the first appearance for drummer Audrey Johnson and the final ones from longtime members bassist Lena Simon and keyboardist Alice Sandahl, whose contributions add a bittersweet edge to a record that is both elegy for an old world and cosmic road map to a strange new one.But is there any band in the world more suited to capturing the chaos of change in all it's messy beauty than La Luz? Formed by Cleveland in 2012, La Luz is beloved for their ability to balance bedlam and bliss, each new record another fine-tuning of the band's mix of swaggering riffs with angelic vocals borrowed from doo-wop and folk; a band so reliably great that it makes the huge step forward in confidence and sheer musicality that is News of the Universe all the more formidable. Cleveland, also a writer and painter, has developed into a truly original songwriter with her own canon of haunted psychedelia. Yet if Cleveland has spent years writing songs about ghosts, what lurks in the shadows of News of the Universe is nothing less than death itself. "There are moments on this album that sound to me like the last frantic confession before an asteroid destroys the earth," says Cleveland. The powerful sense of openness that permeates News of the Universe is at least partially due to the fact that it is a record made entirely by women-from the performing, writing, and producing all the way through to the recording, engineering, and mastering. Working with producer Maryam Qudos (Spacemoth), the all-female environment allowed Cleveland to feel safe tapping into difficult places and expressing hard emotions women are socialized to suppress. Unashamedly vulnerable, unabashedly feminine, and undeniably triumphant, News of the Universe is another knockout record from a band so reliably great that it has perhaps led people to overlook how pioneering La Luz really are: women of color in indie music forging their own path by following their own artistic star into galaxies beyond current musical trends, always led by an earnest belief in the cosmic power of love and a great riff. Never is that more true than on News of the Universe, which might be La Luz's most brutal record to date but also their most blissful.
La Luz - News Of The Universe [Colored Vinyl]
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Inspired by a lifetime of listening to jazz + woodshedding, Andrew Bird on his new album Sunday Morning Put-On presents his take on the Great American Songbook. Andrew Bird Trio features Ted Poor (drums) & Alan Hampton (bass), and transcends nostalgia, pushing his limits as an improviser. Replacing saxophones with violin solos, and showcasing Andrew's signature vocal prowess, the Trio reimagines jazz standards completely live in southern Californias legendary Valentine Studios.

Andrew Bird Trio - Sunday Morning Put-On [INDIE EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition Translucent Ruby Red LP]
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The relatively short life of San Franciscos Aluminum has sofar yielded a single (Spinning Backwards, 2020) and an EP(Windowpane, 2022), but their debut LP, Fully Beat,overflows with tenured confidence and a singular style thatdeftly comprises shoegaze, big beat, and jangle pop. Withinfluences ranging from Orbital, to Wipers, to TheAvalanches and Sly and the Family Stone, theirs is amultifaceted take on established forms, fed through fuzz andled by honeyed, male-female vocal harmonies from Bay Areapost-punk veterans Marc Leyda (of Wild Moth) and RyannGonsalves (of Torrey).Smile begins with deceptive sparseness, adding neon swirlsof stacked tremolo over a mesmerizing lyrical refrain, andhinting at the dynamism to come with understated grace andgrit. Always Here, Never There is Fully Beats first pure hitof melodic pop: its liquid bass groove winds beneath amelancholy-sweet synth hook and Leydas plaintive vocals,
while drummer Chris Natividads deep, pillowy snare andpropulsive style maintain a driving pace.Lead single, Behind My Mouth, shifts gears into a big beatshuffle and howl of overdriven guitars, which relent toGonsalves rolling bassline and playful, snarky vocal.Composed across several weeks of experimentation, it is aprime iteration of Aluminums meticulous world of sound, whichnevertheless carries an air of wry nonchalance. Asking, Doyou ever see behind my mouth?, Gonsalves notes that thesong comes from a place of wanting to be understoodauthentically, and to communicate intentionally.This approach speaks to the albums broader theme ofexhaustion amid the demands of the modern grind: workingunfulfilling jobs to pay exorbitant rent, feeling society break at
the seams, and trying to maintain a meaningful personal lifewith the remaining scraps of morale. The response, then, mustbe to find joy. These songs were crafted over a half-dozenmonths in basements and practice spaces, creating anabundance of authentic passion and catharsis thats asnostalgic and comforting as a cherished, tattered band t-shirt.The closer, Upside Down, is a full-throttle blare of joyousrelease a straight-up love song, according to Leyda. Thedeliberate choice to end it with a gradual fade, rather than adramatic climax, smartly suggests the ambivalence ofacceptance perhaps fitting, when considering the immensityof the albums subject matter. It also hints that there is muchmore to be said, and as such a rich and compelling debut, FullyBeat shows that Aluminum are only getting started.

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Double vinyl LP pressing. Grammy-nominated band Rival Sons release a remastered version of their 2012 album Head Down on their own label Sacred Tongue Records. The critically acclaimed third full-length album was widely celebrated as a game-changer for the band garnering accolades from across the globe. Head Down, includes the hit single and fan favourite Keep On Swinging, plus poppy retro dance numbers "Until The Sun Comes" and "Wild Animal." An album that showcases the versatility of Rival Sons, Head Down also includes the classic ballad of death and loss "Jordan" and Manifest Destiny Parts 1 & 2, an epic stonking room shaker of betrayal and revenge of the Native American People.
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Loser Edition on white vinyl. Standard jacket with custom dust sleeve. In one sense, it's easy for artists-songwriters, specifically-to express their feelings in their work. After all, that's what the lyrics are for! But it's much harder to convey emotional energy in how you play, slash at the guitar, and the structure of the music itself. That's precisely why Girl and Girl's Sub Pop debut, Call A Doctor, feels like such a vital, electrifying shock to the senses. Not since the early work of Car Seat Headrest or Conor Oberst's widescreen emotional brutality as Bright Eyes has indie rock managed to come across as this intimate and grandiose, as the Australian quartet led by Kai James lay a lifetime's worth of woes-mental health, the human race's planned obsolescence if you've been living on this cursed rock you know what we're getting at-across a canvas of indie rock that feels both timeless and in-the-moment.An audacious and aggressively tuneful blast of a record, Call A Doctor is an unforgettable first bow from Girl and Girl, whose origins lie in James and guitarist Jayden Williams jamming in his mother's garage in the afternoon after school. One afternoon, James' Aunty Liss headed down to their practice space after walking her dog and asked if she could sit in on drums. "It sounded really great," James recalls. "We begged her to stay, and she said, 'I'll stay until you find another drummer.' We wore her down, and she eventually became a permanent member." After bassist Fraser Bell joined to round things out, Girl and Girl hit the road and began to make a name for themselves beyond the Australian bush, eventually signing to Sub Pop off the strength of word of mouth. Call A Doctor came together quickly soon after, largely recorded in marathon sessions in a two-story industrial complex over the course of two weeks. "That added to the intensity of the album," James says about the frenzied creative process overseen by producer Burke Reid. "I can hear the stress in the record, which is good because that's what it's about-being tense, tied up, and in your own head."Call A Doctor's eleven songs-spanning sweeping guitar epics and wry acoustic shuffles to spiky punk maneuvers and the type of raw, adoringly unvarnished indie-pop associated with legendary PacNW label K Records-are literally plucked from James' personal history, as he reworked older recordings with newer lyrics reflecting his past struggles as well as new anxieties that emerged prior to the album's recording. "I've struggled with mental health for a lot of my life," he explains, "and I went through a particularly difficult patch when we were making the album; the band had started to get some attention, and I felt an enormous amount of pressure to live up to it.""This record is about an individual who's too far in their head, trying to get out," James continues while discussing Call A Doctor's overall outlook-specifically the snapshot it offers of it's creator. But even though this record deals with uneasy topics we all know well from within ourselves, it's important to emphasize how teeming with life Girl and Girl's music is. There's a brazen, bold sense of humor to this stuff, an undeniable brightness to the darkness that makes it impossible not to be drawn in as a listener. Feeling down never sounded so goddamn good.
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66 is the 17th solo album from Paul Weller, marking his 66th journey around the sun, released on Polydor Recordson 24 May. Artwork by Sir Peter Blake. Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 180g Blue vinyl. Includes a 12pg full sizebooklet and large foldout poster.

Paul Weller - 66 [Blue LP]
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It's been 20 years since Danger Mouse & Jeminis cult thugged-out rap bangers of Ghetto Pop Life were released. Originally released on Lex Records in 2003 it has been out of print for a number of years and is now being re-issued to coincide with the release of Born Again. Featureing guest appearances from Tha Liks, J-Zone, Prince Po, and the Pharcyde
Danger Mouse & Jemini - Born Again [Indie Exclusive] Red (Blue) [Colored Vinyl] [Limited Edition] [180 Gram]
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Ghetto Pop Life is a collaborative studio album by Danger Mouse and Jemini The Gifted One. Originally released on Lex Records in 2003 it has been out of print for a number of years and is now being re-issed to coincide with the release of Born Again. Featureing guest appearances from tha Liks, J-Zone, Prince Po, and the Pharcyde. AllMusic gave the album * "Evocative without being pointlessly nostalgic and fun without being goofy, Ghetto Pop Life is a convincingly strong debut. Dom Passantino of Stylus Magazine gave the album a grade of "A", calling it "not only one of the best albums of the year, but also possibly the strangest.Pitchfork placed it at number 37 on the "Top 50 Albums of 2003" list. The Guardian named it the 19th best album of 2003. In 2017, ThoughtCo included it on the "100 Best Hip-Hop Albums of the 2000s" list.
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Grammy-nominated Kim Richey returns with her first album of new music in six years. The album's 10 tracks share a common thread of nostalgia and longing for times gone by. The album, except for one song, was produced by Doug Lancio in Nashville. Piano, flugel horn, pipe organ and acoustic guitars elevate these songs to a place that defies genre, but live somewhere in the folk, country, rock universe and illustrate what an incredible songwriter and singer Kim Richey is. Pressed on Clear Coke Bottle Vinyl! A1. Chapel Avenue A2. Goodbye Ohio A3. A Way Around A4. Joy Rider A5. Floating On The Surface B1. The World Is Flat B2. Take The Cake B3. Come Back To Me B4. Feel This Way B5. Moment In The Sun
Richey, Kim - Every New Beginning
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Beth Gibbons releases her debut solo album Lives Outgrown on Friday the 17th of May 2024, following her work as a member of Portishead & her collaborative album with Rustin Man, Out Of Season. Featuring 10 beautiful new songs recorded over a period of 10 years, the album was produced by James Ford & Beth Gibbons with additional production by Lee Harris (Talk Talk).

Lives Outgrown is, by some measure, Beths most personal work to date, the result of a period of sustained reflection and change lots of goodbyes, in Beths words. Farewells to family, to friends, even to her former self. These are songs from the mid-course of life, when looking ahead no longer yields what it used to, and looking back has a sudden, sharper focus.

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The Avett Brothers return with their first album in five years. Produced by longtime collaborator, friend and early champion Rick Rubin,The Avett Brothersis as much untitled as it is self-titled, for as Thomas Keating said: Silence is Gods first language everything else is a poor translation.

From the albums all-vocal opening to the sharp, scrappy and scorching rock n roll blast of lead single Love Of A Girl, to the novel strains of folk, roots, synth and strings that have landed The Avett Brothers numerous Billboard Top 5 and chart-topping albums, three GRAMMY nominations, five Americana Music Awards, a documentary co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, and so much more, this record is one that revealed itself naturally over time.

Recorded in Malibus Shangri-La Studios, as well as Nashville, Mar Vista, and the bands hometown of Concord, NC, The Avett Brothers is a collection of songs seen through a lens of independently studied spirituality; questions and considerations in the interest of the divine unknowable. In an ongoing attempt to comprehend existence and our interpersonal connectedness, these songs seek the sacred in the commonplace: a cheap cup of coffee, the smallest movement of love, broken hearts and school bus lessons, a babys first and second steps, growing older and holding on to ones roots, losing someone and accepting fate, rediscovering hope and finding sanctity in tragedy...ultimately reveling in the fun and surrender of what we cannot understand.

As their first full length release on Ramseur Records/Thirty Tigers since 2007sEmotionalism,The Avett Brothersis both a cumulative opus and fresh start for the bands future as a multifaceted and singular force.

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There are numbers so vast they exceed the scope of human reckoning, concepts so immeasurable they surpass our capacity to understand. On their radiant new album, 100s of 1000s, Millions of Billions, Blitzen Trapper make peace with the unknowable, surrendering themselves to forces beyond their control as they explore the infinite with a broad mind and an open heart.

Inspired by singer/songwriter Eric Earleys fascination with Buddhist texts and meditation (the title comes from a phrase that appears over and over in the Mahayana sutras), the album offers a captivating take on rebirth and transcendence, and the circularity of existence, navigating its way through the space beyond dreams and reality, beyond gods and mortals, beyond life and death. The songs here are as sincere as they are surreal, rooted in rich character studies and deep reflection, and unfolding like a riddle-filled journey that asks many questions and offers no answers. The production is intoxicating to match, blending lo-fi intimacy and trippy psychedelia into a mesmerizing swirl of analog and electronic sounds. Add it all together and the result is a gorgeous, sprawling collection wrapped in lush layers of synthesizers and washed out electric guitarsa poignant, expansive exploration of perception and purposethat manages to look both forwards and backwards all at once.

This whole project grew out of a box of old four-track tapes from the 90s that I found recently, Earley explains of 100s of 1000s, Millions of Billions. The tapes were full of songs Id written and recorded back when I was 19 or 20 years old, and the sound and the spirit of those recordings got me excited to start writing music again, to go back to working the way I did when I was first starting out.

Launched roughly two decades ago in Portland, OR, Blitzen Trapper garnered early attention with a series of self-released albums before breaking out internationally with a pair of critically acclaimed LPs (2007s Wild Mountain Nation and 2008s Furr) that would cement their status at the forefront of the modern indie folk revival. Rolling Stone hailed the bands hazy, psychedelic Americana, while NPR praised their explosive live performances and infectious roots-rock swagger, and The New York Times compared their songs to Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Young. Dates with Fleet Foxes, Wilco, and Dawes followed, as did festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk, and Coachella, among others. In the years to come, the band would go on to release six more similarly lauded studio albums, culminating with 2020s Holy Smokes Future Jokes, which Mojo proclaimed sound[s] like the Beatles at Big Pink.

Holy Smokes introduced me to The Tibetan Book of the Dead, which kind of served as a gateway into the world of Buddhism for me, Earley recalls. I started digging deeper and reading the sutras after that, which is what really drew me into the practice. He found himself particularly fascinated with Buddhisms teachings on the self and the freedom that comes with learning to let go of the artificial constructions that surround it. Buddhism tells us that suffering comes from clinging to illusions, to rigid ideologies, to the idea of an individuated self, he explains. The doorway to ridding yourself of all that is meditation, and I found that a lot of these new songs started flowing very naturally from the state of consciousness I was getting myself into during those meditation sessions.

At the same time Earley was learning to be present through meditation, he was also reconnecting with his past through those old four-track cassette tapes; in a mirroring microcosm of circularity, he found that the songs fit in with the newer ones hed written, and he reworked, updated, and finished them with a clarity of perspective that comes with experience gained over time. The performances were loose and freewheeling, fully arranged and fleshed out but never overworked, and the carefree sense of spontaneity called to him. What struck me the most was just how casual and off the cuff it all was, Earley reflects. I was working without any thoughts of the music industry, without any expectation of releasing or touring, so I was just capturing anything that popped into my head and moving on. There was a raw, time capsule quality to it, and it reminded me of why I fell in love with making music in the first place.

Invigorated by the energy of those tapes, Earley borrowed a friends four-track machine and headed out to guitarist Nathan Vanderpools studio in rural Washington, where he began roughly two months of on-and-off sessions with Vanderpool and drummer Brian Adrian Koch. It was a slower process than normal for himin part because he was splitting his time between recording and working with Portlands homeless population, which had increased significantly since the pandemic. But the pace proved to be a perfect fit for the tracks, which incorporated sonic elements from the original tapes into the newly written songs drawn from Earleys journey into Buddhism, as well as his experiences working in the shelter system. The work I do outside of music inevitably finds its way into all of my songs, he explains. I think the shelter in particular has broadened my perspective about humanity, about the variety of desires we can have and the suffering we endure.

That sense of empathy is clear from the outset on 100s of 1000s, Millions of Billions, which opens with the effervescent Aint Got Time to Fight. Warm and lilting, the track searches for meaning and joy in a world that can seem determined to beat it out of us at every turn. Like much of the record, the song carries weighty considerations beneath its playful exterior, grappling with the emptiness that threatens to consume us should we ever lose sight of the only true currency that matters in this world: love. The bittersweet Cheap Fantastical Takedown follows two vampires at a crossroads in their relationship, uncertain if eternal life is a blessing or a curse; the dreamy Planetarium (featuring Anna Tivel and Eric D. Johnson of Fruit Bats/Bonny Light Horseman) finds comfort and peace in learning to see the self as the cosmos and the cosmos as the self; and the urgent Cosmic Backseat Education revels in the simple pleasures of art for arts sake. I remember lying in the backseat of my parents car as a kid and just listening to the radio, which I think is where I got most of the education that Ive used in my life and my career, says Earley, who selected an abstract collage by Guided by Voices Robert Pollard for the albums cover art. Were so brainwashed to have these goals and milestones that we all chase, but music is inherently purposeless outside of joy. If you can learn to see that same purposelessness in life, it frees you up to enjoy every moment.

Earley plays with that notion throughout the record, balancing the joy of purposelessness with the fear of nothingness in equal measure. The perpetually off-kilter Dead God of the Green Arising tracks a deity reborn on Earth as she learns to share her gifts with the natural world; the breezy So Divine follows a human reborn into a heavenly realm that becomes its own kind of hell with no further awakening to be found. Its not all spiritual beings on the albumthe hypnotic Hesher in the Rain, for instance, centers on a heavy metal drummer longing for a love he left behind, while the soulful Upon the Chain draws on the real-life story of Earleys uncle, who escaped from a chain gang and drove home in a stolen station wagonbut in many ways, the distinction between man and god is a meaningless one. Were all inextricably connected, and no matter what state we may find ourselves in at any particular moment, weve been here before, and well be here again.

With each successive death and rebirth, we learn more of love, more of life, Earley explains. The beings we live with and love have been with us for hundreds of thousands of years, for millions of billions of lifetimes.

Its more than we can fathom, and its all weve ever known.

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Following in the wake of baroque charttoppers by the Zombies, Beatles, andthe Left Banke, a dandier approach togarage rock flowered in the back half ofthe '60s. Awash in majestic harpsichords,lilting guitars, melancholic organs, andmiddle school orchestras, Soft SummerBreezes captures the decade's last gasps ofoptimism via 16 gentle moments of softpsychedelia.
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Isobel Campbell first emerged as a founding member of Belle & Sebastian before releasing 3 albums with Mark Lanegan (ex Queens Of The Stone Age and The Screaming Trees). In February 2020, Isobel Campbell released her critically acclaimed solo album "The Is No Other..." which was featured on Rough Trade US & UK as Lead Album of the Month, Album of the week and playlists on the equivalent Radio 1s across Europe and charted at #16 on Top New Artists in the USA. 4316 is the first track to be taken from Isobels forthcoming album Bow To Love.
Isobel talks about the track:
I began writing 4316 back in 2017 when we lived in Los Feliz. Was out walking on Commonwealth, doing my little daily route with the pups each day whilst singing the chorus to myself.
We lived in a vibrant green Spanish carriage house at 4316 Kingswell Avenue back then. 4316 1/2 actually but I excluded the 1/2 because that wouldve been too clunky lyrically haha. The 1/2 was never an option!
I finished writing 4316 at the close of 2022, a couple of years into living life collectively in the new normal. The world had gotten so strange we were really in it by then and theres no way were ever going back.
Were living in unprecedented times to say the least. And I believe that to say Its been a strange few years would be an understatement. The microcosm that is my tiny human life has mirrored where were at too.
I asked Chris ,whom I was co-producing alongside, to make me sound like a robot on the choruses to symbolize the collective shift into this deeper technological age of transhumanism and A.I. Where we go next is up to us. We are co-creators.
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COLD HART is set to release his sixth studio project, Pretty In The Dark. As one of the co-founders of the GOTHBOICLIQUE collective, alongside artists like Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Lil Peep, Fish Narc, YAWNS, and Lil Tracy, COLD HART played a pivotal role in shaping a bold fusion of emo and hip hop. This unique blend infused a contemporary production sensibility into guitar riffs and samples, evoking a sense of instant nostalgia for those who grew up listening to bands like Linkin Park and Blink-182.

In Pretty In The Dark, COLD HART showcases his versatility by exploring dreamy guitars, energetic grooves, and lively pop-punk riffs, transitioning towards an Alternative/ Indie Rock sound. Through numerous releases, his musical evolution has led him to hone in on traditional songwriting, aligning more closely with the influences of his formative yearswhether its the stylings of The Cure or Depeche Mode. These new tracks received a positive reception during COLD HARTs extensive US summer tour, where he captivated fans while sharing the stage with The Drums.

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Night Sins (Kyle Kimball of NOTHING) is aural proof this side of the Atlantic that life does not walk so dark all over Europe alone. Emerging sometime around 2010 under the oppressive skies of Philadelphia, these overcast malcontents are fitly connected to a city engrossed in shadow-soaked vices and dilapidated architecture. Not to imply that there isn't a comforting sort of gloominess in this musical malaise, as Night Sins frolic down the musical path originally cut by The Sisters of Mercy and Clan of Xymox with enough hints of The Mission and extensions into 80's darkwave to produce memorable songwriting that stands on it's own. Bass and drums punch through the mist thick as thieves, guitar lines circle like falcons overhead, minimal synths street clean some of the residual dirt, and singer-songwriter Kyle Kimball's vocals confidently press into the intimate fog. There is a brilliant light in the midst of dimness, and Night Sins is carrying the torch

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The first time ever individually on vinyl, the final album from 2005 by Fantomas. The band is Mike Patton, Buzz Osborne, Dave Lombardo and Trevor Dunn. Reissued for Ipecac's 25th Anniversary. in various colors with a 32pg mini calendar

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Black vinyl, 180g LP. Mat Kearney's self-titled LP is the most honest and raw he's ever been. Described as "the soundtrack for a drive into mountains or a beach hang with friends," Kearney's growth as an artist is evident as this album sees him take on more of the production; writing and producing some songs solely on his own. His growth isn't limited to his solo production, it also lead him to collaborate in ways he hadn't done before. Having The Brook & The Bluff play on a handful of these songs, Mat said "it was the first time I felt like I was in a band." The overall vision for the album kept it simple. Real instruments and honest performances, similar to the early days of Kearney's career.
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When the Going Gets Dark was tracked in a local Portland studio called Audible Alchemy. Our hope was that without the stresses and logistical difficulties of being musicians and engineers simultaneously, we would be liberated enough to propel our playing to a new level. This did in fact happen. Our takes were some of the most daring and expansive of our career. We captured sounds that were powerful, unrepeatable, and unmistakably psychedelic. Images began to emerge, centered on dreams, memories, and defiance, and it seemed our record was coming together. But problems and frustrations with the studio slowed us down, and by mix down, the sessions came to a halt. We let sleeping dogs lie for a while, and then I had the bright idea to call Dave Fridmann, the genius who produced The Woods for my other band SLEATER-KINNEY. He agreed to take the tapes to his studio in Fredonia, NY (Tarbox Road Studios). It was like winning the lottery. He understood the intensity and beautiful chaos we had captured. He made the mixes powerful and unpredictable. He enhanced the swirling, layered, psyche feel, and I swear, sprinkled fairy dust on our record. I am proud of this music. Most of the bands that started when Quasi did are broken up or playing reunion shows. Tastes have changed, and fans have moved onto other things. But in the end, it's the indescribable, soulful connection between Sam and me that compels us to continue writing and recording our songs. When the Going Gets Dark proves that all the blood, sweat and tears were worthwhile. Janet Weiss, drummer
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Following two standout albums, 2020's Flower of Devotion, and 2022's Blue Skies, each furthering Dehd's reputation as one of the best Rock bands of the day, Dehd return with biggest statement yet. New album, Poetry, is their best yet. Singles, "Mood Ring", "Dog Days", "Alien", and "Light On" are each, in their own right, the most exciting Dehd songs to date.

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The Moon Is In The Wrong Place is an upbeat, yet poignant narrative on grief and resilience from Shannon & The Clams. Woven from the threads of devastating loss and communal ties in the aftermath of profound loss the sudden passing of Shannon's fiance just months before their wedding this record unfolds as the Clams' most introspective to date. With Dan Auerbach's production, the album delves deep into themes of heartache and healing, and showcases the band's trademark wry psychedelia, energetic nostalgia, and flourishes of retro beauty. It's a tribute to the power of art and community to triumph over tragedy, and a milestone in Shannon & The Clams' venerable oeuvre.

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Making a bold return, genre-defying, North Carolina-bred quartet and live sensations Rainbow Kitten Surprise will unveil their first full-length album in six years, LOVE HATE MUSIC BOX, on May 10, 2024 via Elektra Entertainment. After years of struggling with her own mental health that resulted in writers block, on-stage episodes, and tour cancellations, RKS singer/songwriter/frontperson Ela Melo was properly diagnosed and treated in 2023, vastly improving her quality of life. As if suddenly struck by creative intervention, songs once again poured out of her, writing at least one a day for an entire year and forming the backbone of their 22-track opus LOVE HATE MUSIC BOX. This epic mosaic of sound and emotion was fully realized once the band - guitarists Bozzy Keller and Ethan Goodpaster, drummer Jess Haney and former bassist Charlie Holt- reconvened in the studio, adding another dimension sonically. Produced by Daniel Tashian (Kacey Musgraves) along with Konrad Snyder (Noah Kahan) and Melo, the much-anticipated album ponders lifes ups and downs, and traces the turbulent trajectory of relationships, painted out loud in hues of pop, electronic, rock, and hip-hop. As such, it finds the musicians at their most vulnerable, vibrant, and vital. From Peter Pan through the finale Thanks For Coming, LOVE HATE MUSIC BOX unspools a cohesive vision all-around. Among the many highlights, they notably teamed up with GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum supernova Kacey Musgraves on the impassioned Overtime.

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Following their critically acclaimed 2021 album As Days Get Dark, Arab Strap return with their 2nd long player for Mogwais Rock Action Records with the excellently titled Im totally fine with it dont give a fuck anymore . Almost 28 years after their debut, Arab Strap have never sounded more essential, and this new record is a fierce testament to their laser focus on wider horizons. Written and performed exclusively by Malcolm Middleton & Aidan Moffat, and finessed with longtime collaborator Paul Savage, the album furthers the bands transformation from swooning, slow-core romantics to raging, alt-pop chroniclers.

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Tulsa, OklahomasUnwed Sailorhave been on a tear over thepast few years. Following a quiet phase through much of the2010s, they remerged with the aptly titledHeavy Age(2019),and two more full-lengths,Truth Or Consequences(2021)andMute The Charm(2023), that chart a remarkable evolutionof their bass-led, pop-leaning post rock. OnUnderwater OverThere their ninth LP overall a current of 80s goth andjangle-pop runs beneath a litany of memorable hooks andcompositional left turns, creating a propulsive and intricateworld of sound.The band worked collectively on all elements of mixing andproduction to craft a meticulously layered environment, whilemaintaining an air of spontaneity and experimentation acrossthe set. Early standout, Final Feather, drifts through varyinglandscapes of airiness and haze on a high-neck bass hook,while the hum of voices adds a contrast of angelic comfort.Bearing influence fromNew OrderandThe Curein particular,its balance of gravitas and shimmer is the result of foundingmemberJohnathon Fords intuitive writing method: the leadbass line comes first, followed by supporting melodies, drums,guitars, keys, and final detailing.Dusty is a prime example of this process, as Fords powerful,low-end groove anchors a full-spectrum array of guitars, bells,and arpeggiations along withMatt Putmans energetic drumsection. Its fluid pacing provides a perfect establishing shot,with shifting moods that gather into a coda guided byDavidSwatzells harmonized, glittering guitar riffs a sunrise after amoonless night. In quick succession, Blue Tangier widensthe aperture with a pounding percussive refrain, vibrant basstone and an unforgettable, fuzzed-out melodic motif.Sprawling centerpiece, Junko, is a loose callback to 2003sThe Marionette and The Music Box, its deliberate stride andinterwoven melodies evoking the hands of a mechanical clock,and the anticipation of something long-awaited but nebulous. Itdrifts effortlessly from innocence to intrigue, expands into amesmerizing howl, and vanishes abruptly into mist.While honoring their forebears in winks and nods, Unwed Sailorremain totally inimitable in their approach and style, twenty-fiveyears into an acclaimed career. The bands clear vision forUnderwater Over Therehas yielded some of their mostindelible work, and their inventive, passionate approach gives astrong sense of plenty more beyond the horizon

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The Beaches show us that sometimes a breakup can be a breakthrough on their sophmore studio album Blame My Ex out now. Following their Juno award-winning album Sisters Not Twins (The Professional Lovers Album), The Beaches are back with their third studio album, cracking their upbeat, brazen shell to reveal a more vulnerable inside on Blame My Ex out September 15th, 2023. Eliza Enman-McDaniel (on drums), Leandra Earl (on keys and guitar) and sisters Jordan and Kylie Miller (on lead vocals/bass and guitar, respectively) are letting a real-life heartache lead the way.

"It's a breakup albumand (about) figuring out you can find love in so many ways." - Jordan Miller When the heart splits open, it unleashes all kinds of love, from platonic to queer and everything in between.Theyre uncovering it all on this album, and they've managed to keep it "equal parts silly party beaches and heartbroken emotional girls , says Kylie Miller. The Beaches have paired with executive producer Lowell (Beyonce, Madison Beer, Nessa Barrett), Juno-nominated producer Gus Van Go (Arkells, Sam Roberts), and producer Sam Willows (Ruby Waters) to maintain their electric spirit. Theyve been dead-set on focusing on songwriting and melody to channel their live energy into this album for a more authentic sound.
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dad sports who released their debut EP I AM JUST A BOY LEAVE ME ALONE !!! on Grand Jury Music in 2021 have returned today with their first new single in over two years, take yr time. Their new single eschews the projects previous guitar-driven songs for a mostly electronic composition; using vocal distortion to create the guitar sounds and stretching a lone organ sample to lead the track, the new track is a kissoff to dad sports previous work and a transition into this new iteration of the project, which is now solely helmed by Miguel Plante. Plante considers dad sports past work as artifacts of a former self all while wrestling with the notion of letting go; contending with the publics consumption of those pieces of yourself that no longer feel relevant and finding pride in take yr time. Grand Jury Music will be releasing dad sports I AM JUST A BOY LEAVE ME ALONE !!! EP on vinyl for the first time, with an expanded tracklisting including early dad sports singles as well as take yr time. Find the vinyl art and tracklisting below.

Speaking to the new single, and new chapter, Miguel Plante writes;
i wrote this song right after releasing my last project in 2021 when i felt stuck and unsure where to go next. i shelved it and kept if for myself, listening to it when i needed a reminder that i am allowed to take time to make art i am proud of. a sort of comfort song for just myself. unplugging from music for the last couple of years has given me time to reflect on why i make music, and for who. the process of creating is so opaque and abstract; it seems hard to feel like you are progressing when you are not always coming out the other side with something to show for it. this song sort of acts as a celebration of the idea that your pace can only be set by you. take your time, you'll be alright.

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From the ashes of Moss Icon, Universal Order of Armageddon blasted out of Annapolis, MD in a fiery maelstrom of punishing riffs, syncopated breakbeats, and terrifying shrieks. Compiled here are the complete Gravity, Vermin Scum, and Kill Rock Stars recordings, remixed and remastered from the original session tapes, and housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket with a chunky 24-page book packed with photos, notes, and iconography from their 1993-'94 run. Armageddon IS now.
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Veteran industrial metal monsters create their very own soundtrack to the apocalypse with this stunning new studio album! 10 all-new original songs from the diabolically creative mind of head Powerman Spider One and production from A Perfect Circle's Matt McJunkins! CD includes a bonus track of a revamped version of the band's explosive 2001 hit "Bombshell!" PM5K are preparing a full-on live concert assault this year with performances throughout March as well as festival appearances at Sick New World, Rockville, Louder Than Life and more!
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Pull the Rope by Ibibio Sound Machine casts the Eno Williams and Max Grunhard-led outfit in a new light. The hope, joy, and sexiness of their music remain, but, further honing the edge of their acclaimed 2022 album Electricity, the connection they aim to foster has shifted venues from the sunny buoyancy of a sunlit festival to a sweat-soaked, all-night dance club. Williams and Grunhard attribute this shift to a matter of collaborators, recording Pull the Rope with Sheffield-based producer Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A.) over the course of two weeks. The way the pair wrote songs changed significantly-rather than Eno penning lyrics to music generated by Max and company's jamming, Orton started with Eno and Max writing together before adding the band. With less time in the studio and a new way of considering how they built songs, the duo found making decisions about Pull the Rope's sound quicker and more instinctual than before.
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Hana Vu's "contemplative indie-pop captures the disillusionment of young adulthood," writes NME. Her new LP Romanticism furthers that sentiment as a coming-of-age work that mourns the impermanence of youth and searches for meaning. The acclaimed LA-born songwriter's been making music since high school, with a full-length debut and several EPs behind her of glowy, brooding anthems of abstraction and emotion. With previous work, Vu welcomed feedback as she went, but while crafting Romanticism, she shielded herself from outside opinion to preserve a singular vision. The result is a unified collection of songs aching with depth and intimacy. Lush and loud, the songs can feel both reminiscent of guitar-heavy late-aughts indie rock, and expansively futuristic in it's layered synth bass. They pulse with meaning and jolt with playfulness, anchored by her powerful, sonorous voice and underscored by the record's Romantic era-inspired artwork. "I'm just trying to convey my perspective as boldly as possible. To succinctly crystallize how it feels to be young, but also to be deeply sad." Under Vu's magnetic gaze, soaking up sadness has never felt so alive.
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Second Pressing of TWO ORIGINAL ALBUMS IN ONE COMMEMORATIVE LP SET. DISCO4 :: PART I (2020) plus the new album DISCO4 :: PART II, which sees HEALTH showcasing a new range and ambitiousness through collaborations with the likes of industrial rock icons Nine Inch Nails, metal institution Lamb of God, internet savant Poppy, indie rock mainstays The Neighbourhood, French techno brutalist Perturbator, and more.

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Recording technology was completely revolutionized in the 80s by the multitrack recorder, with the popularity of 24-channel SSL consoles sweeping the world. Japanese pop music created during this wave of digital improvement is now recognized worldwide as "City Pop." Techno Pop was another offshoot born of the same revolution. Precise, computer-controlled beats produced by groups like Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) introduced a different type of sound to the masses. By now, these works have been brought into the international limelight and continue to be a major influence on today's music.At the center of Tokyo's Techno Pop scene was ALFA/YEN Records. The label left behind an impressive body of work, but much of it wasn't made widely available... until now! This new, definitive compilation focuses on the music archives of the YEN Records catalog, available for the first time exclusively at Light in the Attic. This is a true celebration of Japan's Techno Pop scene of the 80s, reissued with the intent that future generations, internationally, will be able to discover, enjoy, and appreciate ALFA/YEN and it's significant contributions to the sonic landscape of the 80s and beyond.ALFA/YENThe label was established by Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi in May 1982, within Alfa Records. For Haruomi Hosono, it was a long-awaited label driven by producers and artists, and for Yukihiro Takahashi, he enjoyed experimenting with his works at a private studio. The label continued to release high-quality works not just by YMO and related artists but also unique artists such as Hajime Tachibana and Jun Togawa, and cutting-edge bands such as Testpattern and Interior. Unfortunately, the label ended in May 1985, but it's success led to a later boom in indie labels, and it continues to have a profound impact on Japanese music.
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Lost in the soot and fallout from Youngstown, Ohio's infamous Black Monday steel industry collapse was Tony March's cross-generational Tammy label. From it's early days as a doo wop powerhouse to their last gasps chasing disco hits, Tammy unintentionally documented Youngstown's small but prolific Black music scene. This single LP surveys the label's best R&B, soul, funk, and disco, with 13 tracks from Ice Cold Love, Lynn Minor, J.C. & the Soul Angels, The Snapshots, Iron Knowledge, Roy Jefferson, and Steel City Band. Housed in a deluxe tip-on jacket, with a booklet crammed full of notes and ephemera, The Tammy Label continues Numero's 20 year tradition of preserving regional Ohio music.
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It's been a decade since John Carpenter recorded the material that would become Lost Themes, his debut album of non-film music and the opening salvoin one of Hollywood's great second acts. Those vibrant, synth-driven songs,made in collaboration with his son Cody Carpenter and godson DanielDavies, kickstarted a musical renaissance for the pioneering composer and director. In the years since, Carpenter, Carpenter, and Davies have released closeto a dozen musical projects, including a growing library of studio albums andthe scores for David Gordon Green's trilogy of Halloween reboots. With LostThemes IV: Noir, they've struck gold again, this time mining the rich history ofthe film noir genre for inspiration.Since the first Lost Themes, John has referred to these compositions as"soundtracks for the movies in your mind." On the fourth installment in theseries, those movies are noirs. Like the film genre they were influenced by,what makes these songs "noirish" is sometimes slippery and hard to define,and not merely reducible to a collection of tropes. The scores for the greatAmerican noir pictures were largely orchestral, while the Carpenters andDavies work off a sturdy synth-and-guitar backbone. The noir quality, then, issomething you understand instinctively when you hear it, as in connected inan emotional way.The trio's free-flowing chemistry means Lost Themes IV: Noir runs like a welloiled machine-the 1951 Jaguar XK120 Roadster from Kiss Me Deadly, perhaps, or the 1958 Plymouth Fury from John's own Christine. It's a chemistrythat's helped power one of the most productive stretches of John's creative life,and Noir proves that it's nowhere near done yielding brilliant results.
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Karate Boogaloo are proud to present Hold Your Horses, a mesmerizing new long-playing disc of original instrumental tunes from Melbourne, Australia's most dedicated.Sitting at the core of Melbourne's burgeoning movement of cinematic instrumental soul, Karate Boogaloo's roots go deep into the fabric of the DIY soul idiom. A mainstay of the Melbourne underground over the last decade, their now sought-after series of LPs delving into hip-hop sample culture and it's relationship to funk music, The 'KB's Mixtapes', are evidence of their long-standing contribution to the development of the Melbourne cinematic soul sound. Henry Jenkins, Hudson Whitlock, Callum Riley, and Darvid Thor have been playing music together since their playground days. Meeting as high school preteens, these four friends explored the teachings of the great small combo instrumental bands à la Booker T & The MG's and The Meters. With these lessons in one hand and their characteristic sense of goofy humor in the other, the ensuing 15+ years saw Karate Boogaloo develop the kind of shared musical language that can only be built through countless hours spent together existing as friends and musical allies. Karate Boogaloo's singular bond shines brightly on Hold Your Horses, the second album of original Karate Boogaloo compositions. Following on from the cult classic Carn The Boogers (College Of Knowledge Records, 2020), Hold Your Horses is a document of KB's distinct interpretation of instrumental funk. A bona-fide journey from start to finish, each tune melds seamlessly into the next, deftly creating a world built on moments of cinematic tension, whimsical melodies and eerie discordance and underpinned by undeniable super heavy funk. Hold Your Horses respectfully builds on a legacy of soul music whilst remaining unimpeachably unique and authentic. Recorded and mixed by bassist Henry Jenkins, the mind responsible for the sound of the entire College Of Knowledge catalogue (Surprise Chef, The Pro-Teens, Let Your Hair Down, Karate Boogaloo), Hold Your Horses employs a methodology for writing and recording music that mirrors KB's long relationship together. "It's always instrumental, and it's always recorded live. We have a strict no overdubs policy," Jenkins explains. All of the songs were written collaboratively in the studio, with no pre-prepared material being brought in by any member. It's a process specifically designed to maximize the strengths of the band and their relationship to one another; KB's MO is enabled by their innate understanding of one another as people and musicians. Stylistically, links can be drawn to the deep funk of the late 60s and early 70s, certain examples of European film music and new wave of instrumental soul. The restrained instrumental palette is limited to drums, guitar, bass and organ, establishing a distinct and consistent tone throughout, yet the use of dynamics, space and finite execution in the playing carves the experience, keeping the listener glued to their headphones from start to finish. The artwork, created by organist Callum Riley aka Drez, is a stunning visual representation of the 12-track medley. To add to the experience, the LP cover creates an interactive optical art experience, straight from the brain of someone uniquely equipped to convey Karate Boogaloo's sounds into a visual representation. Karate Boogaloo is a quartet greater than the sum of it's parts; and the parts are very, very good.
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Cyan Blue, Charlotte Day Wilsons debut album on XL Recordings arrives on May 3rd and showcases the next evolution of Wilsons time-bending songwriting. Through 13 hypnotizing tracks, she continues to use music as a vessel for unpacking relationships, which in turn allows her to meet and understand herself in life-spanning, panoramic focus. With roots ranging from R&B to folk, her soulful, singular voice and timeless sound has garnered global attention.

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Out on May 3rd, "Anniversary" is the new studio album from critically acclaimed artist Adeem the Artist. The album was produced by Butch Walker who has produced hits for artists including Weezer, Fall Out Boy, Pink, Katy Perry, Panic! At the Disco, Dashboard Confessional, Avril Lavigne and many others. This record is the continuation of a project that they began four years ago, directing their attention both inwards & outwards simultaneously and to exact correlating values so that they might be able to unbind the inner workings of themself while imagining new tools for stitching the fabric of society together again. It mostly just made some gay people like country music again.

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Bolivian-born singer and multi-medium performer Ibelisse Guardia Ferragutti and renowned Chicago expat jazz drummer Frank Rosaly announce MESTIZX, their debut full-length album as co-composers, arrangers and musicians. - Partners in both marriage and art, the Amsterdam-based Ferragutti and Rosaly dove into the sounds of their respective ancestral roots in Bolivia, Brazil, and Puerto Rico to create a deeply personal meditation on decolonization and the defiant power of ritual and protest. They chose the title MESTIZX - a non-gendered version of the sometimes slurred Spanish colonial word for a "mixed person" - as a means of both challenging and embracing the liminality of their identities and artistic practices. - The album was produced and recorded primarily at International Anthem Studios in Chicago, where Ferragutti and Rosaly were joined by a community of musicians and beloved friends including Matt Lux, Avreeayl Ra, Ben LaMar Gay, Daniel Villarreal, Bill MacKay, Rob Frye, and Mikel Patrick Avery, with additional contributions from Chris Doyle, Guilherme Granado, Viktor Le Givens and Fredy Velásquez. - The music creatively infuses Latin rhythmic patterns and oblong swing from pre-and post-colonial Latin America into a collision of avant jazz, art punk, Chicago post-rock, bomba, plena, cumbia, Andean, minimal, electronica, and folk. A wholly original but undeniably universal sound - both of-the-moment and alluringly futuristic.
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Johnny Marr / Adrenalin Baby - DOUBLE LP SPLATTER / Adrenalin Baby was recorded live during the Playland tour in 2014. It includes live recordings predominantly from the iconic Manchester Apollo and Brixton Academy. Marr said he wanted to capture the atmosphere and feeling of the last couple of tours. It contains live versions of tracks from his solo records, Playland, The Messenger, whilst also including songs from earlier in his career, such as Getting Away With It. Adrenalin Baby also features several songs by The Smiths, such as The Headmaster Ritual, How Soon Is Now and Bigmouth Strikes Again. ? First time on colour vinyl, black & pink splatter ? Includes hits such as How Soon Is Now and Bigmouth Strikes Again ? Free Johnny Marr A1 poster.
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Transparent clear vinyl black splatter (Indie exclusive). Death Lens relentlessly seeks a place in your consciousness, a persistent presence whispering in your ear. Concealing ferocity beneath a stylish veneer, their live shows unleash energy and chaos, leaving spectators disarmed and forever transformed. After successful tours with Militarie Gun and Together Pangea and hometown support, Death Lens is poised to release their latest album, "Cold World," on May 3rd, through Epitaph Records.In recordings, Death Lens forges unyielding rock, blending West Coast surf punk with Britrock's tight, bouncy rhythms. Despite their deceptive chill and vibe-focused portrayal, live performances brim with hardcore intensity. Rooted in slick guitar sonics and sugary backing vocal harmonies, reminiscent of indie punk and shoegaze, Death Lens channels the energy of bands like Turnstile and Militarie Gun on stage, creating soundtracks for indelible memories of high-energy, sweat-soaked singalongs.Hailing from La Puente, the self-described "five Brown boys" transition from showcasing explosive energy in recordings to embodying a refined representation of hard work and early influences gaining traction in their scene. Growing up as minorities east of Los Angeles amidst police harassment and gang violence, Death Lens faced risk factors that could have led them astray. Evolving from a party garage punk band, they now serve as a platform addressing life in heavily policed and immigrant-dominant areas, advocating for immigration reforms, and utilizing resources to support their community. Their experiences form a powerful narrative within their music.
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St. Vincents first self-produced record, All Born Screaming is Annie Clark at her most unfiltered. All Born Screaming is an invitation to test the limits of what is possibleand to then keep going; Brought to life with the aid of a highly curated dream lineup of friends Rachel Eckroth, Josh Freese, Dave Grohl, Mark Guiliana, Cate Le Bon, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Stella Mogzawa and David Ralicke the album is an unadulterated expression of St. Vincents singular vision.

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Loser Edition on clear w/ blue swirl vinyl. Light Verse arrives April 26th, and it's Iron & Wine's seventh full-length overall and fifth for Sub Pop Records. Fashioned as an album that should be taken as a whole, it sounds lovingly handmade and self-assured as a secret handshake. Track by track, it's equal parts elegy, kaleidoscope, truth, and dare. Light Verse was recorded with engineer and mixer Dave Way at his studio Waystation high up in Laurel Canyon (with an additional session at Silent Zoo Studio with a 24-piece orchestra), with a host of talented musicians joining Beam: Tyler Chester, Sebastian Steinberg, David Garza, Griffin Goldsmith, Beth Goodfellow, Kyle Crane, and Paul Cartwright. And, Fiona Apple joined Beam on vocals for the duet "All In Good Time."
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You get older, you have a family, and you start to slow downthats how things are supposed to go, right? Not for Montreal band Corridor, who have returned on their fourth album, Mimi, with a sound and style thats more widescreen and expansive than anything thats preceded it. The follow-up to 2019s Junior is a huge step forward for the band, as the members themselves have undergone the type of personal changes that accompany the passage of time; even as these eight songs reflect a newfound and contemplative maturity, however, Corridor are branching out more than ever with richly detailed music, resulting in a record that feels like a fresh break for a band thats already established themselves as forward-thinkers.

Mimi immediately recalls the best of the best when it comes to indie rockDeerhunters silvery atmospherics immediately come to mind, as well as the spiky e ervescence of classic post-punkbut despite these easy comparisons, Corridor remain impossible to pin down from song to song, which makes Mimi all the more thrilling as a listen.

The goal was to work differently, which is the goal we have every time we work on a new albumto build something in a new way, Robert explains. This time, we took our time. And so in the summer of 2020, Corridors membersRobert, vocalist/bassist Dominic Berthiaume, drummer Julien Bakvis, and multi-instrumentalist Samuel Gougouxholed away in a cottage to engage in the sort of creative experimentation that would lead to Mimis ultimate creation.

Corridor tinkered with the songs raw parts digitally and remotely over the next few years, with co-producer Joojoo Ashworth (Dummy, Automatic) lending their own specific talents in the theoretical booth. The process was a byproduct of not having access to their rehearsal space due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but also a result of the four-piece leaning harder into incorporating electronic textures than on previous records.

For a long time, we identified as a guitar-oriented band, and the goal of making this whole record was trying to get away from that, Berthiaume states. Berthiaume also describes Mimi as a record about getting older and figuring out new parts of lifebut despite any claims of transitional growing pains from the band, Mimi is a record bursting with new energy and life, a vibrance thats owed in no small part to Gougoux joining the band full-time after pitching in on live performances in the past.

I come more from a background of electronic music, so it was nice to involve that with the band more, he explains, and Mimi contains a distinct rhythmic pulse reminiscent of classic era-post-punks own melding of dance and rock textures. Over bright, chiming guitars and ascending synths, Robert addresses his looming mortality on Mourir Demain: I wrote it when my girlfriend and I were shopping for life insurance, he laughs. With our little daughter growing up, we also considered making our will. I said to myself, Oh shit, from now on Im slowly starting to plan my death.

Dont mistake this as music about dead ends, though, as Mimi embraces and champions unfettered creativity while paving a way for Corridors own bright future. We just focused on making a record that sounded the way we wanted, Gougoux exclaims while discussing the bands aims. There were no limitations when it came to what was possible.

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Tracked in the decade after Duster went on hiatus, Canaan Amber's debut solo EP CA demonstrates the California-born guitarist's affection for San Francisco jangle and Santa Cruz surf. Crawling at a banana slug's pace, Canaan wraps the loneliest one-string guitar solos around a cluster of hollow rhythms and ghostly mumbles. The original 2012 five-song CD has been expanded to include seven other demos plundered from the prolific songwriter's vault. More Wolf Moon than Black Moon, CA continues to explore and map the hidden galaxies that make up the Duster universe.
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On the surface, Eric Slick's forthcoming LP New Age Rage is a dance record. Further listening reveals that its also a statement about our harrowing future - AI, self-driving cars, Twitter rage, mass media manipulation, and ultimately, the sin of perfectionism. Its sonically influenced by the work of Yellow Magic Orchestra, Talking Heads, Kraftwerk, Todd Rundgren, Prince, The Residents, and DEVO. New Age Rage features many of Erics close collaborators: Natalie Prass, Finom (OHMME), Liam Kazar, Antibalas, Butcher Brown, Deep Sea Diver, and many more

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"Manhattan Fire is a collection of demos from prolific Brooklyn outfit The Men, revealing early versions of the tracks that would go on to make up their 2023 LP New York City described by Pitchfork as an unpretentious garage-punk racket [] summoning the snottiest ghosts of the citys punk past. Recorded in mono and with a drum machine by founding members Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi over lockdown in late 2020 before being shelved for the full-band, live-to-tape affair of the final LP Manhattan Fire shows a new side to those songs that's even more primitive and rough around the edges, as well as previously unheard tracks that never made it onto the album.

The Men - Manhattan Fire [Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Clear LP]
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