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Ryan Bingham

Ryan Bingham

American Love Song [2LP]

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American Love Song finds Bingham honing his creativity on two distinct levels, the personal and the cultural. The record is co-produced with Charlie Sexton, the superb Austin guitarist who has played for years in Bob Dylan s touring band. American Love Song was recorded at Arlyn Studios and Public Hi-Fi in Austin with additional recording at Matter Music/Stella Sound in Los Angeles.

Ryan Bingham
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Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

What It Is [LP]

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On What It Is, the Houston, TX troubadour Hayes Carll is leaving the past behind. “I want to dig in so this life doesn’t just pass me by. The more engaged I am the more meaning it all has. I want that to be reflected in the work,” Carll says. The new album covers a broad range of topics both timely and constant; the desire to bridge the country’s political divide, the ups and downs of relationships, and the challenge to stay present in your life as it goes by. What It Is continues the artistic risk-taking initiated by 2016’s Lovers and Leavers; his voice is strong and assured, and his songwriting as truthful as ever.

Hayes Carll
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Czarface

Czarface

Czarface Meets Ghostface [LP]

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Fresh off 2018 s collaborative LP with the enigmatic MF DOOM, CZARFACE meets METAL FACE, the adventure continues as CZARFACE now faces off with Wu-Tang Clan s GHOSTFACE KILLAH. "Czarface meets Ghostface brings strictly mind melting beats and bars as 3 emcees clash like villains & heroes in the Savage Land. Czarface, a hip-hop & comics force comprised of WU-TANG CLAN General Inspectah Deck, Esoteric (who recently penned an X-Men comic for Marvel) and super producer 7L team up with Ghostface aka Iron-Man aka Tony Starks for murderous mayhem! Czar commando's Rebel INS & Esoteric trade lines such as "follow in my footsteps might tear your Achilles," & "flow customized got that Dapper Dan touch" with Ghost on the assist "chain is off the cooler, charm look like a shrunken head". With track titles like "The King Heard Voices", "Mongolian Beef", "Czarrcade '87", "Masked Superstars" & "Powers and Stuff" expect nothing short of a super charged collaboration! 12 brand new tracks produced entirely by The Czar-Keys (7L & Jeremy Page)

Czarface
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Homeshake

Homeshake

Helium [LP]

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Over his first three albums, Homeshake’s Peter Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that’s taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to a bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B. Now, with Helium, Sagar is putting down roots in aesthetic territory all his own.

It comes through not only in the gauziness of the production, but also in the vulnerability of the songs themselves. Everyone Sagar encounters here — including himself — seems to be a step removed from present reality, whether by technology (“Anything At All”), solitude (“Just Like My”), or sweet fantasy (“Like Mariah”). The record is stitched together by a series of instrumental interludes, synthesizer explorations whose haziness adds to the suspicion that this is all an uncanny dream.

Where his previous three records were recorded directly to one-inch tape in a local studio, Helium was recorded and mixed by Sagar alone in his apartment in Montreal in early 2018. Freed of the rigid editing process he’d endured before, he was able to lose himself in pursuit of tone and texture. A budding interest in ambient and experimental music pushed him to tinker with the micro-sounds that surround the songs here. It’s a far cry from the chorus-laden guitars of his earlier work. “Ever since I started introducing synthesizers into my music, I’ve gotten more interested in texture,” he says. “I’d hit a creative dead end [with guitars], so synths took over.” The warm chords of a Roland Juno 60 form the album’s base, and gave him a clean palette with which to work. “No tape hiss, no humming power outlets and shitty mixing boards,” as he puts it. “Everything just came out nice and pure.” 

Homeshake
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Robert Ellis

Because this edition is so limited, it is available for in store purchase only. Come on in!

Robert Ellis
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Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne

Head Above Water [LP]

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Avril Lavigne's first album in over 5 years includes the title track Head Above Water and Tell Me It's Over

Avril Lavigne
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Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Signs [LP]

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“Signs” is the fourth studio release from Tedeschi Trucks Band and offers another outstanding example of their ability to expand musical boundaries in ways that only a rare caliber of musician can achieve. “Signs” showcases the band at their best – combining inventive musicality and provocative lyrics across eleven original tracks, running the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems, to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll.

The album was recorded at Derek and Susan’s home studio, Swamp Raga, on two-inch analog tape giving it a warmth and richness that recalls the ambience of the best vintage recordings. Vinyl mastering and lacquers were cut from the analog master tape and pressed on 180 gram black vinyl for highest sound quality.

Tedeschi Trucks Band
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Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake

Helix

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Formed in 2002 the Japanese band Crystal Lake began influenced by mid-90s hardcore bands. Since then the band’s style and genre has evolved into a more chaotic, metal sound. The band’s international profile has grown as well with tours in South Korea, Japan, Australia and most of Europe. In 2019 Sharptone Records is excited to release the band’s full length “Helix”, the band’s first release for the label.

In addition to releasing “Helix” Crystal Lake will be joining August Burns Red, Miss May I and Fit for a King on tour through North America beginning Jan 24 through Mar 2

Crystal Lake
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Ladytron

Ladytron

Ladytron [LP]

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Electronic pop quartet Ladytron return with the release of their first new album in seven years on Ladytron Music via !K7 Label Services.The eponymously titled Ladytron follows the release in 2018 of two enthusiastically received singles, The Island and The Animals. Distilling twenty years of experimentation into one propulsive album, Ladytron again push the boundaries of electronic pop in invigorating directions with thirteen songs that explore the disquiet of our times. Loaded with their trademark analogue synths propelled by relentless rhythm, Ladytron is a hypercharged album that radiates a visceral urgency. Their sixth album is the band's most definitive work to date, full of catchy hooks, rousing riffs, sweeping melodies, and thick textured harmonies. Helen Marnie says, 'For us, it's like getting together with an old friend. You've both changed, but still have that common ground. Familiarity crossed with excitement.' It's diverse and emotional,' Daniel Hunt adds. 'It's a lot heavier than our last album, Gravity the Seducer, which was an intentionally more sedate, ethereal record.' The album also features guest Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura/Mixhell/Soulwax) on drums.

Ladytron
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The Paper Kites

On their latest album "On the Train Ride Home", The Paper Kites muse on late night longings both romantic and heartbreaking, but all filled with hope. The mostly acoustic collection is anchored by singer Sam Bentley's croons for the escapists, the street wanderers, the lovers, and the lonely. "On The Train Ride Home" is the first part of a two-part release, with the second album "On The Corner Where You Live" to be released this fall.

The Paper Kites
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Millencolin

Millencolin

SOS [LP]

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Swedish punk quartet Millencolin return with their new album, SOS. It’s clear the band members are just as unified as they were when they formed Millencolin, roughly 26 years, eight albums and 2,000 live shows ago. “We’re a band truly formed from respect and understanding for each other and our passion for rock music,” explains vocalist/ bassist Nikola Sarcevic. “If you ask us, this is the best job in the world!”

Millencolin
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Picture This

Picture This

MDRN LV

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The biggest selling Irish act in both 2017 and 2018, and the nation’s hottest musical export in decades, Picture This arrived as a phenomenon with their self-titled 2017 full-length debut, Picture This. Certified triple-platinum in Ireland, it held the #1 spot Overall in the country for four weeks, while topping the Streaming Chart for seven weeks. Moreover, it remained in the Top 5 since release. Just over two years since their formation, they’ve impressively sold over 400K tickets.

Picture This
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Jon Fratelli

Jon Fratelli

Bright Night Flowers [LP]

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Following the success of The Fratellis Top 5 album 'In Your Own Sweet Time', lead-songwriter Jon Fratelli is set to release the follow up solo album 'Bright Night Flowers'. For his next trick, the musician might have exceeded even his impressive standards. This album is a selection of exquisite songs, largely written on piano that, in all the best ways, have something of the night about them. The album is announced with the release of the laid back and majestic instant grat title track 'Bright Night Flowers'.The Fratellis have a total of 570k follows across their socials all of whom we intend on targeting for Jon's solo release. The Fratellis fans are very dedicated, the previous album has amassed 16,394,698 streams, 13,915,809 from Spotify alone who supported the singles with playlists such as New Music Friday!

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SWMRS

SWMRS

Berkeley's On Fire [LP]

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Determined to create something new within the rock genre, SWMRS collaborated with envelope-pushing producer Rich Costey (MUSE, Death Cab for Cutie) for two months in the Spring of 2018 for an exercise in grand experimentation. Inspired in equal parts by The Breeders, Rage Against The Machine, and De La Soul, the sonic diversity of the album is indicative of a generation reared on streaming services. SWMRS make music the way they consume it, jumping easily from pop rock to breakbeat-infused rock to emo punk, and jangly power pop. "When we were writing these songs we were very conscious of our role in creating a space for people to escape from the nonstop negative media cycle," shared co-frontman Cole Becker on the album's lyrical content. "It's a strange time to be young; our generation knows the duality of feeling like an unstoppable force for change in one moment and a powerless wreck in the next. We wanted these songs to document that feeling that we've observed closely in ourselves and in the people we've shared our music with over the past three years."

SWMRS
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Yann Tiersen

Yann Tiersen

All [LP]

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All is the first album to be recorded at Tiersen’s new studio, venue and community centre, The Eskal Project, built in an abandoned discotheque on the island of Ushant, a small island positioned in the Celtic sea between Brittany and Cornwall, Tiersen’s home for the past 10 years. The album, mixed by Gareth Jones, continues the themes of environment and a connection to nature first explored on EUSA, incorporating recordings from outside of Brittany, such as the redwood forests of California as well as field recordings from Tempelhof airport in Berlin (on ‘Tempelhof’), and guest vocalists.

Yann Tiersen
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Piroshka

Piroshka

Brickbat [LP]

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Piroshka is the latest project of Miki Berenyi, frontwoman of British shoegazers Lush. It is also a UK alt-rock supergroup with Moose’s KJ McKillop and Modern English’s Mick Conroy and Elastica’s Justin Welch.

Piroshka
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Insane Clown Posse

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Insane Clown Posse
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David Bowie

A new production of the 1987 album. The seeds of this new reimagining of the albums were first sown in 2008 when David asked Mario McNulty to remix the track ‘Time Will Crawl’ and record new drums by longtime Bowie drummer, Sterling Campbell along with strings. The track was issued on the iSelect compilation to much acclaim, and in the notes, for that record, David remarked ‘Oh, to redo the rest of that album’.

Fast-forward to early 2018 McNulty entered Electric Lady Studios in New York with Sterling, Tim Lefebvre on bass, who was in the ★ (“Blackstar") band and Reeves Gabrels and David Torn on guitars. All of the musicians had a history with David, so were a perfect fit for what now sound like brand new songs. Nico Muhly, whom Mario first met when they were both interns working for Philip Glass in 2001, has handled the string arrangements.

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David Bowie

Newly remastered version of David’s sixteenth studio album.

David Bowie
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India.Arie

India.Arie

Worthy

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Worthy is the new full length album from r&b/soul legend India.Arie

India.Arie
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Marie Davidson

New Ninja Tune signing Jayda G releases limited 12'' white label for single Leave Room 2 Breathe with longtime collaborator Alexa Dash. Single from forthcoming debut album Significant Changes.

Marie Davidson
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Peggy Gou

Peggy Gou releases a white label 12'' of remixes for It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) via Ninja Tune. Peggy Gou's anthem It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) has been a staple on dancefloors around the world in 2018, its magnetic appeal growing and intensifying throughout the year. It was released earlier this year on her Once EP which drew high praise from the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, Billboard, The Guardian, Vogue and FADER. Peggy also landed on the cover of Mixmag, graced stages at Coachella, Fuji Rock, Dekmantel and Field Day, and was invited to join BBC Radio 1s Residency. The track has been hammered by everyone from Black Madonna and Ben UFO to Gilles Peterson and has also been shortlisted for Annie Mac's Hottest Record of 2018 on BBC Radio 1.

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Sly5thave

Let Me Ride / Still D.R.E is the second 7 single from multi-instrumentalist Sly5thAves The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre LP. This instalment offers a rework of Dres notorious Let Me Ride and the timeless Still D.R.E.

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Perfect Son

Perfect Son

Cast [LP]

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Sometime in 2016, just as the Polish singer and producer Tobiasz Biliński began to find success through the dim and fractured electropop of Coldair, he knew it was time for a radical change. The songs on The Provider, Coldair’s much-lauded second album, had been an exorcism of sorts. Laced with songs about early death, chronic disappointment, and clouded minds, the record was, as he puts it now, his earnest attempt to “get all this old shit out.” That mission accomplished, he needed something new, a restart—the unabashedly radiant and unapologetically complex pop of Perfect Son, delivered in 10 perfect shots on Biliński’s Sub Pop debut, Cast. In the past, Biliński’s music has flirted with and explored the darkness, first in a sort of Transatlantic freak-folk and then with the gothic refractions of Coldair. But on Cast, Perfect Son steps boldly into the light without sloughing off emotional weight or depth. With powerful, sweeping production that recalls the best pop beats of Matthew Dear and arcing melodies that conjure the majesty of Shearwater, Perfect Son animates sensations of lust, belonging, and newfound trust with tumescent electronic arrangements that threaten the safety of any sound system. Biliński sings about falls throughout Cast, but also about picking yourself back up, about pressing on despite or perhaps because of the bruises. In the process, he is lifted by music that feels unabashedly motivational, built to remind us that the best times are hopefully to come. Perfect Son, it should be said, is Sub Pop’s first Polish artist, the result of an extended interest in Biliński’s work and the country itself from label co-founder Jonathan Poneman. Several years ago, Biliński applied to play at South by Southwest as Coldair. Poneman saw his performance, and was impressed. The two stayed in touch, with Poneman eventually signing Coldair to a publishing deal. “I bugged him about releasing my stuff constantly,” Biliński admits with a laugh. “And I guess he admired my persistence.” When Cast was finally finished, Poneman didn’t need more convincing. These songs, after all, are magnetic, with the searching harmonies and deep drums of “Promises” and the rhythmic intricacy and serial synths of “Wax” pulling you close on first listen and holding you there for the foreseeable future. These songs and this story are about the power of human perseverance and deliberate reinvention, of knowing that you can confront and come to terms with the darkest angels of your being. Cast is a testament to the possibilities of the future, brilliantly disguised as 10 grandiose and undeniable pop anthems.

Perfect Son
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Avantasia

Avantasia

Moonglow

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Hailing from Germany, Tobias Sammet created the rock event AVANTASIA in 1999 and celebrated its live premiere in 2008. With over 3.5 million records sold, he is one of the most successful musicians from Germany and has worked with Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker (THE SCORPIONS), Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer (KISS), Eric Martin (MR. BIG) as well as many other stars from the international music business. For a long time Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA has been considered an insider tip. But after countless headline performances at some of the world's largest rock festivals (Sweden Rock Festival, Québec Music Festival, Barcelona Rock Fest etc.), gold awards and several top 10 positions in the world charts, the upcoming AVANTASIA - Moonglow World Tour 2019 can only be considered the biggest rock event of the year!

Avantasia
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Yung Lean

Yung Lean

Warlord (Wht)

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Yung Lean
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Methyl Ethel

Methyl Ethel

Triage [LP]

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“Is this real life?” sings Methyl Ethel’s Jake Webb on ‘Real Tight,’ the self-proclaimed “surrealist love song” from his new album Triage. Over a propulsive rhythm and angular yet euphoric guitars, the song folds in on itself as Jake acts out the blurred edges of his dreams in vivid hues. “For as long as I’ve made music I’ve also poured myself into the songs. But in pieces, fragments. Like in dreams.” Methyl Ethel has always been an expression of the subconscious. Born in the heat of the Australian summer, the early recordings were built from the ground up in various bedrooms and friends’ studios; the same spaces Jake returned to for Triage, the third album in a triptych he started with Oh Inhuman Spectacle (2015) and continued with Everything Is Forgotten (2017), which was named Best Independent Album by AIR, the Australian Independent Record Labels Association.

Methyl Ethel
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Allan Rayman

Allan Rayman

Harry Hard-On [Import LP]

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Allan Rayman
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Durand Jones & The Indications

The lead single from the sophomore LP from Durand Jones & The Indications has everything you could ask for. Dual lead vocals from Durand Jones and Aaron Frazer, danceable beat, and super sweet soul harmonies that won't soon leave your ear or turntable. It's familiar yet modern and it's truly beautiful seeing these guys push soul music forward with their second LP!

Durand Jones & The Indications
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Drugdealer
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Movie Releases 03-15-19

Movie Releases for Tuesday 2/19

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A Star is Born [Movie]

A Star is Born [Movie]

A Star Is Born

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Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) discovers—and falls in love with—struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer… until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons

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Little Steven

Little Steven

Soulfire Live! [Blu-ray]

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The SOULFIRE LIVE! Blu-ray video edition will include Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul’s complete Cavern Club concert alongside video performances of each song on the 3CD set, exclusive interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage. In addition, the Blu-ray edition will feature a special documentary about the Cavern Club

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Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman

Ancient Land [Blu-ray]

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Multi-platinum, international music sensation Celtic Woman return with Ancient Land, a spectacular new concert filmed against the stunning backdrop of Johnstown Castle in Wexford, Ireland. Filmed on magical castle grounds, this lavish production showcases Celtic Woman’s shimmering voices, accompanied by an orchestra, choir and Irish dancers. The 23 songs performed include new music from Celtic Woman’s latest album of the same title, along with a selection of timeless classics and cover songs.

Celtic Woman
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