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  • What's New 5-10-24

    judah and the lion
    Cletus the Van Records

    This record is a song cycle about the process of grief, moving thru the traditional five stages of Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance and welcoming the pain that accompanies each stage. Rather than deflecting or bottling it up, facing the pain head-on allows us to be more human with ourselves and each other. There's also mandolin, handclaps and whoops.

    shannon and the clams
    Easy Eye Sound

    Woven from the threads of devastating loss – the sudden passing of Shannon's fianceé – 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.

    knocked loose
    Pure Noise Records

    There’s no ceiling for hardcore in 2024, but there’s a center to what Knocked Loose do that will never change: uncompromising heaviness, both sonically and thematically. What is evolving is their drive to find new ways to convey that heaviness, and add tasteful variety that only highlights their undiminished ferocity.

    pokey lafarge
    New West Records

    While working 12-hour days farming, LaFarge began dreaming up a kaleidoscopic sound informed by his love of mambo, tropicália, rocksteady, and mid-century American rock-and-roll. “The songs that naturally come to me are upbeat and make you wanna dance,” says LaFarge. “I used to think of my music in dark blue, but now I see it in technicolor.”

    sebastian bach
    Reigning Phoenix Music

    The former Skid Row frontman powers back with pummelling, Bach-to-basics heap of heavy rock fun. Given that Judas Priest just released one of the best albums in their 50-year career, Sebastian Bach will be hoping that seniority is the new youth (gone wild). There isn’t anything particularly new here, but what he does he still does mighty well.

    queen
    Hollywood Records

    This 28-track setlist shows the breadth and brilliance of Queen’s songwriting. It mixes ‘70s classics with fan-favorite deep cuts and album tracks (“Keep Yourself Alive,” “Dragon Attack,” “I’m In Love With My Car,” “Sheer Heart Attack”), as well as two songs (“Flash,” “The Hero”) which are exclusive to the audio-only formats. Limited Edition

    amen dunes
    Sub Pop

    For the first time the reflections and meditations of Amen Dunes are turned from himself and sharply towards the world. A drastic turn musically and thematically, rooted in the electronic music of raves and of rap music he grew up with, Death Jokes plays like a scathing electronic essay on America's culture of violence, dominance, and destructive individualism.

    chick corea and bela fleck
    Bela Fleck Productions

    Remembrance serves as a moving final document of the profound creative and personal rapport of banjoist Béla Fleck and pianist Chick Corea. It’s also a crucial addendum to Corea’s legacy, featuring three previously unreleased Corea compositions as well as five short free improvisations, or impromptus, that Fleck has infused with written music.

    dehd
    Fat Possum

    The indie-rock trio went off the grid in New Mexico, got stranded in Montana, and returned home to Chicago to make Poetry, an LP filled with pain and joy and everything in between. It's not a stretch to preemptively label it 2024's record of the summer for the alternative crowd. It's fun, it’s fresh, it’s vibes for days.

    kings of leon
    Capitol

    As the title suggests, it’s a document of one of this era’s great rock n’ roll bands cutting loose, trying new things, and, yes, having some fun. The band harkens back to their gritty origins while simultaneously finding new gears. It’s the sound of a band freed from any expectations, and the album the band says they’ve always wanted to make.

    sturgill simpson
    High Top Mountain Records

    10th anniversary of the seismic shifting album. Named one of Rolling Stone’s “Greatest Country Albums of All Time” in 2022. The New York Times called it, “one of the most jolting country albums in recent memory.” The new special edition features a fully reimagined album cover, pressed on 180g vinyl with an “old style” tip-on jacket.

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  • What's New 5-24-24

    diiv
    Fantasy

    After more than two decades as a band, The Avett Brothers have stamped their own name on their 11th album. It's a return in some ways to their original form, too — raucous vocals, with harmonies in just the right places, over simple instrumentation. Here the guitars are electric, and the production is modern, but it’s a classic Avett Brothers theme: the agony and ecstasy of being in love.

    andrew bird
    Loma Vista

    Orton’s (Portishead) most personal work to date, the result of a period of sustained reflection and change — “lots of goodbyes,” in Beth’s 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.

    wallows
    Atlantic

    The songs here are as sincere as they are surreal, rooted in rich character studies and deep reflection. It’s a gorgeous collection of stripped-down bedroom folk wrapped in lush layers of synthesizers and washed out electric guitars, a poignant, expansive exploration of perception and purpose that manages to look both forwards and backwards all at once.

    lenny kravitz
    BMG

    Following a five year hiatus and navigating through some notably peculiar circumstances, the Kentucky rockers are prepared to pick up where they left off (Social Cues— 2019’s Grammy winner for Best Rock Album) with the highly anticipated sounds of Neon Pill. It’s the perfect return for a band that has been greatly missed.

    rotting christ
    Season of Mist

    30 years later, Collective Soul is still going strong and continues to create infectious Alt-Rock music that is loved around the world. Here To Eternity contains 20 tracks of the catchy melodies, driving guitars, and soaring choruses that have defined the band's sound since their early days. This is a love letter to the fans.

    kerry king
    Reigning Phoenix Music America

    Eilish’s third studio album, her most daring body of work to date, does exactly as the title suggests; hits you hard and soft both lyrically and sonically, while bending genres and defying trends along the way. “This whole process has felt like I’m coming back to the girl that I was,” Eilish says. “I’ve been grieving her. I’ve been looking for her in everything.”

    slash
    Gibson Records

    Known for their eclectic Americana/roots fusion of alternative & outlaw country, rock, blues, R&B and Tejano/Tex-Mex influences, The Mavericks appropriately recorded these tracks in Nashville, New Mexico and Louisiana. The result invokes both a timeless feel of a classic Mavericks while again challenging conventions and pushing boundaries.

    twenty one pilots
    Fueled By Ramen

    Known for their eclectic Americana/roots fusion of alternative & outlaw country, rock, blues, R&B and Tejano/Tex-Mex influences, The Mavericks appropriately recorded these tracks in Nashville, New Mexico and Louisiana. The result invokes both a timeless feel of a classic Mavericks while again challenging conventions and pushing boundaries.

    collective soul
    SO Recordings

    30 years later, Collective Soul is still going strong and continues to create infectious Alt-Rock music that is loved around the world. Here To Eternity contains 20 tracks of the catchy melodies, driving guitars, and soaring choruses that have defined the band's sound since their early days. This is a love letter to the fans.

    billie eilish
    Metal Blade Records

    Eilish’s third studio album, her most daring body of work to date, does exactly as the title suggests; hits you hard and soft both lyrically and sonically, while bending genres and defying trends along the way. “This whole process has felt like I’m coming back to the girl that I was,” Eilish says. “I’ve been grieving her. I’ve been looking for her in everything.”

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