"Dudu" LP/CD (Captured Tracks)
New York's B Boys find inspiration in the chaos that surrounds them: the aggressive attitude and sonic lawlessness of the city they live, work, and breathe in every day. Their raw, yet meticulous style is characterized by rhythmic complexity, commanding riffs, and introspective lyrics that are as playful and self-aware as they are cutting. The sprightly sarcasm and acerbic commentary continues on the band's highly anticipated sophomore LP, Dudu. Recorded by Gabe Wax (Deerhunter, Ought, Crumb) at Outlier Inn, and mixed by Andy Chugg (Pill, Pop. 1280, Bambara).
Body of Light "Time To Kill" LP/CD (DAIS)
Birthed from Arizona's regaled Ascetic House collective, Body of Light is a dark synth-pop outfit comprised of young brothers Andrew and Alexander Jarson. What began as a vehicle for their exploration of noise and sound during their early teens has evolved into an established production over the last decade, as Body of Light continues to carve out their own style of complex, structured, and moving dancefloor electronics. On their third album Time to Kill, Body of Light refines their brand of cold and driving synth pop with a bold pallet of sounds and a focus on uncharted technique and purpose.
"By and By" LP/CD (Mom & Pop)
Blending heartfelt acoustic songs with live performances full of infectious intensity, Caamp have been blowing up on Spotify and on festival stages around the world.
CFM (Charlie Moonheart) "Soundtrack to an Empty Room" LP (In the Red)
Charles Moothart is releasing his third album under the moniker CFM. It's called Soundtrack For An Empty Room and keeps it cookin' off 2016's Still Life Of Citrus And Slime and 2017's Dichotomy Desaturated. Moothart is a frequent contributor on many of Ty Segall's solo ventures but also as a co-conspirator in bands like the blazing jam unit Fuzz, and a fantastic monster of a group called GØGGS, which throws Segall and Moothart in with Chris Shaw of Ex-Cult.
Cherubs "Immaculada High" LP/CD (Relapse)
Rightfully hailed as "the noisiest pop music on the planet" by Pitchfork, Austin, TX's cult noise rock trio Cherubs have been purveyors of sonic bedlam since their inception in 1991. After an unforeseen return to the scene from a two-decade hiatus in 2014, the Cherubs have now joined forces with the equally revered Relapse Records for the release of their fifth long-player Immaculada High. Recorded and engineered by Erik Wofford (Explosions in the Sky, The Black Angels, My Morning Jacket) at Cacophony Studio in Austin, Immaculada High is 11 songs of signature Cherubs clamor with an added twist of Texas-sized, psychedelic racket. Smooth, rumbling low-end rhythms interplay with feedback drenched, chuggin' guitars, relentless tone and vocalist Kevin Whitley's shrill, life-of-the-LSD-party vocals. On Immaculada High, Cherubs loudly proclaim their title as bonafide noise rock legends who continue to forge transgressive yet remarkably accessible punk for a jaded world.
Cross Record "s/t" LP (Ba Da Bing!)
"What is your wish? What do you expect?" Cross Record's self-titled third album begins with Emily Cross's disembodied voice intoning from an otherworldly vacuum. In the three years since her last album, Cross has divorced, quit drinking, become a death doula, started the observational podcast What I'm Looking At, and toured and recorded with Sub Pop's Loma, the trio she formed with Dan Duszynski on drums and Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater) on guitar / vocals. On Cross Record, she guides the listener like a sonic Virgil, delivering a textured soundscape of meditative curiosity, akin to Low's Double Negative, Broadcast's The Noise Made By People and Radiohead's Kid A.
Crover, Dale "The Fickle Finger Of Fate" CS (Burger)
New solo album from Melvins drummer.
De Lorians "s/t" LP (Beyond Beyond is Beyond)
Meet De Lorians, Tokyos newest fire music exports, by way of their self-titled debut. Grown from the always-heady Tokyo music scene and led by Takefumi Ishida, playing sax and synth, all five De Lorians contribute material to what they call pataphysical music. Ranging in age from 22 to 27, the five De Lorians tap into a library of ideas from their precursors, less in retro-loving emulation than for alchemical strategy. The seven tracks here burst with overstuffed Weasels Ripped My Flesh-style action: bonkers horn arrangements, savage guitar solos, constant movement, through-composed sections, improv, surreality, and the occasional peaceful woodwind-dabbled valley.
Dude York "Falling" LP/CD (Hardly Art)
On Falling, their second full-length for Hardly Art, the Seattle trio explores that sentiment-evoked by the broken cake on the album cover and the soft confetti on the inside sleeve-through impossibly catchy and emotive songs that investigate the ways you can fall in and out of relationships, and sometimes fall back together. Recorded at Different Fur Studios in San Francisco with producer Patrick Brown, Falling finds Dude York sounding bigger and more fully-realized than ever with hits that would feel perfectly at home sandwiched between Jimmy Eat World and Third Eye Blind in early 2000s alt-rock radio rotation, while somehow still sounding utterly their own.
Eno, Brian "Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks" 2xCD (Capitol)
Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks was written, produced and performed by Brian Eno together with his brother Roger and Daniel Lanois. The music was originally recorded in 1983 for a landmark feature-length documentary, For All Mankind, directed by American journalist, film director and screenwriter, Al Reinert. In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, this remastered, extended edition of the album is available. This very special anniversary edition Apollo: Soundtracks & Atmospheres Extended Edition features the original album remastered by Abbey Road's Miles Showell as well as an accompanying album comprising of 11 new instrumental compositions reimagining the soundtrack to For All Mankind.
Hardcover book edition also available.
Gallagher, Noel High Flying Birds "Black Star Dancing" EP
New EP from the post-Oasis group.
"The Fall" LP (Warner Bros./Parlophone)
The Fall is the fourth studio album by British virtual band Gorillaz. It was recorded during the North American leg of the Escape to Plastic Beach World Tour. The album was officially released on 19 April 2011. The album features fewer guest artists than previous Gorillaz albums; collaborators include Bobby Womack and Paul Simonon of The Clash. It charted in various countries and peaked at #24 on the Billboard 200.
Jackson, Janet "The Velvet Rope" LP (Virgin)
Seeing it's first-ever U.S vinyl release is October 1997's The Velvet Rope. It will include on LP for the first time "Can't Be Stopped," which was previously only made available as a hidden track on CD and digital versions of the album and also features the hit singles "Got Till It's Gone", "Together Again" and "I Get Lonely".
Johnston, Daniel "Hi, How Are You / Yip Jump Music" LP (PIAS)
Diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, singer-songwriter, musician and visual artist Daniel Johnston is highly regarded in the lo-fi and alternative music scenes for his cassette recordings which are notable for their pure and childlike soul. He gathered a cult following when Kurt Cobain was seen wearing a t-shirt featuring the artwork from Johnston's 1983 album Hi, How Are You. According to Cobain Johnston's Yip Jump Music was in his Top 50 albums of all time. Johnston's songs have been covered by the likes of Tom Waits, Pearl Jam, Radiohead, Bright Eyes, Teenage Fanclub, Beck, Wilco, Spiritualized and TV on the Radio among others. 35 years after their release, the inimitable artist's much loved cassette recordings Hi, How Are You and Yip Jump Music are available together in a triple vinyl package for the first time.
McMahon, Angie "Salt" LP (Dualtone )
Angie McMahon is an Australian musician who loves honest songwriting and romantic melodies, with songs that ruminate on life, love and takeaway food. Angie loves to write and perform across the full dynamic spectrum, shifting between gravelly intimacy and pounding rock.
"What's Going On" LP (Upset the Rhythm)
Reissue, originally released in 1984. Material mostly recorded at Foel Studios in Powys, Wales led by studio Dave Anderson (Hawkwind/Amon Düül II). Whereas More Wealth Than Money had evolved in the recording studio, What's Going On began to develop as a more pre-meditated, albeit piecemeal work. LP version comes in printed gatefold sleeve; includes offset (matte) paper inner sleeve and booklet; edition of 500.
Of Monsters and Men "Fever Dream" LP/CD (Republic)
You think you know the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men, but you have no idea. Within the first minute of their new single 'Alligator' you'll be wondering if this huge anthem is the brainchild of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs fronting Arcade Fire -all thumping drums, brimming guitars and a call-to-arms chorus about taking control.
"When I Get Home" LP (Columbia)
When I Get Home is the new album from Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and visual artist Solange Knowles. This release represents the next phase in Solange's evolution as an artist, and is the follow up to her critically acclaimed 2016 album A Seat at the Table. The album is an exploration of origin. It asks the question how much of ourselves do we bring with us versus leave behind in our evolution. The artist returned to Third Ward Houston to answer this. When I Get Home was written, performed, and executive produced by Solange, and includes contributions from Tyler, the Creator, Chassol, Playboi Carti, Standing on the Corner, Panda Bear, Devin the Dude, The-Dream, and more. It also features samples from Third Ward's own Debbie Allen, Phylicia Rashad, poet Pat Parker, and Scarface.
"Everything Hits At Once: The Best Of Spoon" LP/CD (Matador)
Spanning a career well into its third decade, Spoon has announced a greatest hits compilation to coincide with their enormous North American amphitheater tour alongside Beck and Cage The Elephant. In addition to the 12 classics assembled onto this single LP, Spoon enters a new classic into the canon: "No Bullets Spent."
Sugar Ray "Little Yachty" CD (BMG)
The first album in 10 years from the 90s pop/rock group.
Sweet, Matthew "Kimi Ga Suki * Raifu" LP (Glass Modern)
LP reissue, originally released on CD in Japan in 2003 as a love letter and thank you to his Japanese fans. Recorded with the classic Girlfriend (1991) era lineup of Ric Menck (drums), Greg Leisz (guitars), and the genius electric lead guitar of Television's Richard Lloyd.
Violent Femmes "Hotel Last Resort" LP/CD (PIAS)
New album from the long-running alternative group.
Wedding Present, The
"Tommy 30" LP+CD (Scopitones)
The Wedding Present's Tommy, released in 1989, was made up of the early songs from the singles and radio sessions that had catapulted them from being bedsit musicians into indie darlings. Tommy 30, however, is a brand-new re-recording of Tommy. Enter a more confident vocalist... an altogether growlier guitar. A bigger sound. Standard LP version includes CD.
v/a "You're Not from Around Here" LP (Numero Group)
The previously unissued soundtrack to the 1964 western noir, discovered after 55 years in the Wayne Louis Moody archive. Sixteen languid guitar instrumentals, femme fatale dirges, and cinematic country crooners score the loneliest night of one man's life. Packaged in a replica of the original octagonal film canister, with 36" x 27" fold out movie poster
BJ The Chicago Kid "1123" CD (Motown)
BJ The Chicago Kid's highly anticipated sophomore LP 1123 is his best work yet! "Worryin' Bout Me" & "Time Today" are just samples of what listeners can expect to hear from the 4x GRAMMY-nominated singer. The forthcoming LP, 1123 will be a star-studded affair as fans can anticipate features from Anderson. Paak, J.I.D, Rick Ross, Afrojack and more! The LP also features production from Cool & Dre, Danja, Dre Harris & Jarris "J.Mo" Mozee.
Madlib & Freddie Gibbs
"Bandana" LP/CD (RCA)
The second collaborative studio album by rapper Freddie Gibbs and record producer Madlib. Entirely produced by Madlib, it is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2014 album Piñata, and their sixth project as MadGibbs overall. The album features guest appearances from Pusha T, Killer Mike, Anderson Paak, Yasiin Bey, and Black Thought.
ScHoolboy Q "CrasH Talk" LP (Interscope)
ScHoolboy Q's third official studio album CrasH Talk is the follow up album to Q's 2016 album Blank Face which peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and Oxymoron (2014) which peaked at #1.