"Boys & Girls" LP (ATO) The debut album that started it all is now available with a brand new Reverse Color LP package and very limited edition super special color in celebration of the album being certified Platinum by the RIAA.
Apopka "3 Song Single" 7" (Self-Released)
Baxter, Rayland "Wide Awake" CD (ATO) Rayland Baxter's Wide Awake is a dream realized. Since he first started writing music, this roving rock 'n' roll philosopher dreamed of a space where he could devote every waking hour to creating. The hard-touring musician finally found it in the form of an abandoned rubber band factory in Franklin, KY, where he covered the windows, threw a mattress on the floor, and with guitar and piano in tow, spent three straight months writing. At night, he would sit and listen to the sounds around him: coyotes, the howling wind, the faint prattle of the nightly TV news. The result of this isolation quest is Wide Awake, a ten-song collection that celebrates the best aspects of humanity and grasps at understanding the worst.
Beak> ">>" CD/2xLP (Temporary Residence Ltd.) Reissue of the second album by Beak>.
Beak> "s/t" 2xLP (Temporary Residence Ltd.) Reissue of their debut album.
Ben Folds Five "The Complete Sessions at West 54th" LP (Real Gone Music) Limited edition blue colored vinyl LP pressing. Real Gone Music are thrilled to present the complete performance by Ben Folds Five as recorded at Sony Music Studios (only three songs aired on the original PBS broadcast). This release represents the first live album to be released in either format from the "vintage" years of the trio (consisting of Folds, drummer Darren Jessee and bassist Robert Sledge). Among the 15 tunes are three from the group's self-titled debut, nine from their then-current release Whatever and Ever Amen featuring their hit "Battle of Who Could Care Less," and three songs that had not been released at the time.
Body / Head "The Switch" CD/LP (Matador) Body/Head is the duo of Kim Gordon and Bill Nace.
Carolina Story "Lay Your Head Down" CD (Black River Americana) Centered around the gorgeous harmonies of Nashville based husband and wife duo Ben & Emily Roberts, Lay Your Head Down is a heartfelt collection of original songs that capture two people's moving journey through questioning, self-doubt and ultimately their perseverance. The beauty in Carolina Story's music is the way in which they collaborate and create as a couple, and this translates into their live performances as well, encouraging the listener to process and celebrate these experiences along with them.
"Death Lust" CD/LP (Captured Tracks) Chastity is a world of its own from the mind of Brandon Williams. Reflecting the working class background of Whitby, Ontario, Chastity's songs are charged with the ethos of archetypal youth on the fringe. A project more aptly characterized by its intentions than specific sound or medium, Chastity stands to confront the struggles of those existing in the unseen, often silenced periphery.
Cowboy Junkies "All That Reckoning" LP (Latent Recordings) Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, this new collection may be the most powerful album the Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded.
Davis, Mikaela "Delivery" CD (Rounder/Concord) New album from singer-songwriter.
"Lamp Lit Prose" CD/LP (Domino) Lamp Lit Prose arrives just over a year after 2017's self-titled Dirty Projectors. Here Longstreth's band return with a record that is the yang to the yin of the 2017 effort. The songs signal a page turned for Longstreth: hope instead of heartbreak, a restorative balance. Guitars have returned to the Dirty Projectors' world, intricate vocal harmony too. Lamp Lit Prose is a recommitment to the sounds and ideals of Dirty Projectors, embracing the band's trademarks while pushing forward the sonic envelope. The album features guest appearances from Syd, Empress Of, Amber Mark, Haim, Rostam, Robin Pecknold and Dear Nora, as well as longtime Dirty Projectors rhythm section Nat Baldwin and Mike Johnson.
Gaslight Anthem, The
"The '59 Sound" LP (SideOneDummy) Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing. 2018 compilation celebrating the 10th Anniversary of The Gaslight Anthem's 2008 album The '59 Sound. Features rare, unreleased, and alternate takes recorded during the '59 Sound sessions.
Good Old War "Only Way To Be Alone" LP (Sargent House) This month marks 10 years of Philadelphia's Good Old War delighting audiences across the country with their special blend of dreamy folk, gusty roots and soulful indie. To commemorate the milestone, the band has announced a special 10th Anniversary re-issue of their 2008 debut album, Only Way To Be Alone, on vinyl.
Goon "Dusk Of Punk / Happy Omen" LP (PTKF) Goon is the project of LA-based musician and visual artist Kenny Becker. With a medical condition that periodically deadens his sense of smell and hearing, Becker began writing songs as a means of making the most of his life when those symptoms were absent.
Guadalcanal Diary "At Your Birthday Party" CD (Omnivore) Reissue of 1999 live album from US jangle pop group.
Guided By Voices "You Own The Night" 7" (GBV Inc) With the recent Space Gun, Guided By Voices has focused on just a single album per year while touring the new songs across America throughout 2018. That doesn't mean that the ultra-prolific Robert Pollard is vacationing or sunning himself by the pool. Here's a 7" vinyl preview of the insanely anthemic "You Own the Night" (from the forthcoming February 2019 double album Zeppelin Over China) backed with "Your Cricket is Rather Unique" (from the forthcoming February 2020 album Street Party) The single is a limited edition of 1000 - just 300 copies going to retail.
Hopesfall "Arbiter" CD (Equal Vision Records) The long-awaited follow up to 2007's Magnetic North, Arbiter marks melodic hardcore legends Hopesfall's first record in over a decade.
Isbell, Jason "Sirens of the Ditch - Deluxe Edition" CD/LP - The debut album from accomplished guitarist and songwriter Jason Isbell, formerly of Drive By Truckers (DBT), is reissued with 4 unreleased tracks from the original recording sessions.
Jayhawks, The "Back Roads And Abandoned Motels" CD/LP (SMG) Back Roads And Abandoned Motels consists of the Jayhawks' versions of songs originally written by front man Gary Louris with and for other artists.
Jenn Champion "Single Rider" CD/LP/CS (Hardly Art) Fans of Jenn Champion (formerly "S") have praised her open-hearted lyrics, expertly-deployed melancholia, technical skill, and willingness to forgo conventions, but mostly they've praised her for making albums they could cry to. On Single Rider, Champion brings with her all those skills and vulnerabilities, but it is not a record for wallowing: it is a record for intense eye contact on the dancefloor.
Lucero "My Name is Izzy" 7" (Liberty & Lament) New 7" from the alt-country group.
Luluc "Sculptor" LP (Sub Pop) Luluc's third album Sculptor, is a confident challenge to small-town insularity, lilting yet vigilant, and championed by a defiant guitar solo from the band's friend J Mascis.
Lydia "Liquor" LP (SME) 2018 release from the indie rock band from Gilbert, Arizona. With six albums and multiple tours under their belt, the desert dwellers of Lydia are ready to make their next move.
"Love is Real" CD/LP (Ribbon Music) Reissue.
Maus, John "Songs" CD/LP (Ribbon Music) Reissue.
Maus, John "We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves" CD/LP (Ribbon Music) Reissue.
National "Boxer Live in Brussels" CD (4AD) 2018 live release from the alt-rock outfit. To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their acclaimed album Boxer, The National chose to perform the record from beginning to end at a very special show in Brussels, Belgium on 9 November 2017.
Pedro The Lion "The Only Reason I Feel Secure" LP (Jade Tree) Clear vinyl reissue of this 1999 EP.
Real Friends "Composure" CD (Fearless) By reaching that sphere of serenity and confidence, we can achieve our full potential. Real Friends make a major leap towards this space on their appropriately titled third full-length album, Composure.
Slightly Stoopid "Everyday Life, Everyday People" CD (Stoopid Records) 2018 release, the ninth album from the Southern California band featuring guest appearances from Ali Campbell (UB40), Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), Alborosie, G. Love, Sly & Robbie, Don Carlos, and Yellowman. The album contains production by George Spits of Llamabeats. An eclectic band when it comes to musical styles as well as collaborations, Slightly Stoopid continues to manufacture an energizing and multi-faceted sound.
Swervedriver "Raise" LP (Music on Vinyl) Reissue of their 1991 debut.
"Sundays" CD (Carpark) Debut full length from Oakland-based Tanukichan, aka multi-instrumentalist Hannah van Loon. At surface level, the album sounds just how the title describes: hazy, dreamy, reflective, just like a lazy Sunday afternoon. Upon second and third listens, the dreamy music unveils a deeper world: an ever present sense of longing, an endless state of summer and a period of instability that plagues us all at one point or another in our lives.
"Foreign Affairs" LP (Anti) Remastered reissue.
Wet "Still Run" LP (Columbia) New album from Brooklyn, NY based alternative band Wet, and is the follow up to the band's critically acclaimed debut album Don't You from 2016.