AJR "Neotheater" CD (S-Curve Records)
Neotheater is AJR's highly anticipated follow up album to The Click (2017). AJR is comprised of multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. The band is a DIY pop group who write, produce and mix their own material in the living room of their Chelsea apartment. Their music style has been described as "electric", combining elements of pop, doo-wop, electronic, and dubstep.
"Gece" LP (ATO)
Sophomore album from the Turkish psych-folk band. Altin Gün are easy to fall in love with. The band, which hails from Amsterdam but comes from various backgrounds (Turkish, Indonesian, Dutch) create music that opens doors between traditional Turkish folk songs and psych. With Gece, the band continue to experiment, opening sonic portals previously unexplored between genres. The traditional folk songs Altin Gün has re-worked for Gece become nearly unrecognizable in their talented hands, as they deftly change time signatures, adding new sounds and layers to each track. The result is a sparkling album that is guaranteed to lift the mood of any room it is played in.
Bailen "Thrilled To Be Here" CD (Fantasy)
Bailen's musicality springs from a very deep well, in fact, it's in their DNA. Raised in New York City by their classically trained parents, siblings Daniel, David and Julia Bailen immersed themselves in a record collection that included Simon & Garfunkel, Joni Mitchell, Carole King and The Band. Produced by Grammy-Award winner John Congleton (St. Vincent, The War on Drugs) the transcendent harmonies, striking arrangements and meticulous songcraft of Bailen's debut album, Thrilled To Be Here, are rooted in the young group's unusual self-assurance, preternatural insight and potent lyrical bite.
Baird, Bill "Arthur King Presents Bill Baird: Owl" LP (Dangerbird)
The latest installment in the ongoing 'Arthur King Presents' experimental album series has arrived. This one comes from the incredibly prolific Bill Baird and pushes his sound further into overtly psychedelic and pleasingly Krautrock-esque zones.
Band Of Skulls "Love Is All You Love" CD (Silva Screen Records)
Fifth studio album by British rock band Band of Skulls, released on 12 April 2019 through SO Recordings and Silva Screen Records. It was produced by Richard X and is the band's first album without drummer Matt Hayward, who left in 2017.
"Happy To Be Here'" LP/CD/CS (Winspear)
Inclusivity is at the heart of Barrie, the Brooklyn five-piece made of Barrie Lindsay, Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Sabine Holler and Noah Prebish. And on their debut LP Happy To Be Here, their multidimensional take on classic pop sounds awake and present, like a group that's daydreaming but firmly there with one another. Barrie, the band, is primarily her project; on the record, which she co-produced with Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear), Lindsay plays guitar, piano, synth and bass. But still, Barrie is distinctly not a solo project, and this album is very much a full band record.
"Warm Blood" LP (Carpark)
On vinyl for the first time, The Beths' 2016 EP is a strong contender for the catchiest record you've never heard. Formed when four jazz students at the University of Auckland bonded over their shared love of the pop-punk sounds of their youth, The Beths bring new energy to the genre. This 5-song debut EP, a deliriously pleasurable statement of purpose, comes crammed with enough blissful hooks to carry through most bands' careers.
"U.F.O.F" LP/CD (4AD)
U.F.O.F., F standing for 'Friend', is the name of the highly anticipated third record by Big Thief, set to be released by 4AD on May 3rd. The New York-based band, featuring Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums), has spent the last 4 years on an incessant world tour, winning the devotion of an enthusiastic and rapidly expanding audience. Their songs represent an emotional bravery and realness that weaves intimate relationships with the listener, a phenomenon that has made them one of the most widely-respected bands of the current era. Their first two back-to-back releases, Masterpiece (2016) and Capacity (2017), have been analysed, wept to, danced to, critically applauded, imitated, hummed idly, and shouted out loud. They have soundtracked crowded restaurants, difficult conversations, cowboy bars, yoga classes, night drives, and lonely bedrooms.
Catfish and The Bottlemen "The Balance" CD (Capitol)
Audiences from Manchester to Melbourne, London to Los Angeles, Newcastle to New York, and everywhere in between have been engulfed by the swell of eager sentiment propelled from a vociferous fanbase. Catfish and the Bottlemen possess a magnetic and dynamic focal point in Ryan McCann, renowned for posing everyday, easily identifiable observations through his lyrics.
Chills, The "Single-Burger" CS (Burger)
Singles collection from one of New Zealand's most iconic bands.
Coathangers "The Devil You Know" LP (Suicide Squeeze Records)
In their early years, Atlanta trio The Coathangers were very much of the classic punk ethos -- the band was a live entity, and the records were a document of the charisma and chaos projected from stage. This new album takes their established takes on vitriolic punk, playful house-party anthems, and heartworn ballads and melds them into a new sound that retains all their former live show glories while revealing a new level of songwriting and nuance.
Combo Chimbita "Ahomale" CD (ANTI)
Through folkloric mystique, otherworldly psychedelia and a dash of enigmatic punk, the new album Ahomale by Combo Chimbita catapults the sacred knowledge of our forebears into the future. The band's second studio album sees the visionary quartet drawing from ancestral mythologies and musical enlightenment to unearth the awareness of Ahomale, the album's cosmic muse.
Copeland, Eric "Trogg Modal Vol. 1" 12" (DFA)
After the success of last year's Mixbone EP, we once again invite four dance music experimentalists to remix Eric Copeland. Includes remixes by Parris (Trilogy Tapes, Hemlock), RAMZi (RVNG, 12th Isle), Lokier (Days Of Being Wild, Spirits) and Gerry Read (Aus, Accidental Jnr).
"In The End" LP (BMG)
On Monday 15th January this year Dolores O'Riordan died in London. Two days later she was due to come into BMG and play us the song demos for a new Cranberries album. At this point none of us believed there would be another studio album from the band. A couple of months later the remaining band members (Noel, Fergal & Mike) listened through to the vocals with producer Stephen Street and with the full support of Dolores's family the decision was taken to take the vocal tracks and for the band to complete the recording of the album. This was a direct reaction to the strength of the material Dolores had left as her legacy. The end result is a euphoric alternative rock album on a par with the band's best work, and together with the striking album artwork (by original band photographer Andy Earl and original sleeve designer Cally Calloman), celebrates vitality and optimism albeit tinged with tremendous poignancy.
Damned Things, The "High Crimes" CD (Nuclear Blast)
Nine years ago, Scott Ian - guitarist and co-founder of the legendary thrash metal outfit, Anthrax - took a meeting with Joe Trohman (guitarist and co-founder of Fall Out Boy). Sharing a love for Thin Lizzy and catchy, dirty rock 'n' roll, Joe and Scott hit it off and started making songs together. With the help of drummer Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy) and the sensual yet sardonically irreverent vocals of Keith Buckley (Every Time I Die) The Damned Things were formed. The band's well-received debut album Ironiclast was issued in 2010. Cut to nine years later and the band (now with the Alkaline Trio's Dan Andriano on bass) returns with it's Jay Ruson-produced follow-up High Crimes.
Deadbeat & Camara
"Trinity Thirty" LP/CD (Constellation)
Trinity Thirty is a reinterpretation of the beloved Cowboy Junkies classic The Trinity Session, on the occasion of the album's 30th anniversary. Berlin-based Canadian producers Deadbeat and Fatima Camara bonded over a shared love of this iconic album (and their shared small-town Ontario roots) and embarked on their first-ever collaboration. The Trinity Session is legendary for it's naturalistic, languorous covers of classic tunes and traditional work songs - and for being recorded with a single microphone in single takes at a church in Toronto.
DeVille, Smith "Pop Americana" CD (Visionary Noise)
A dozen originals from Houston Americana duo - songs that cover a range of sounds and concepts, that make for a must-have on the playlist for any American road trip, for a party, or simply hanging out at the beach, the park, or the house.
Fat White Family "Serfs Up!" CD (Domino)
New album from the psychedelic group.
Felice Brothers, The "Undress" LP/CD (Yep Roc Records)
Cut live to tape with very little overdubbing, Undress was recorded in the late summer of 2018 in Germantown, New York. Band members Ian Felice, James Felice, Will Lawrence (drums) and Jesske Hume (bass) teamed up with producer Jeremy Backofen to record their most personal and reflective album to date. 'Many of the songs on the new album are motivated by a shift from private to public concerns,' says songwriter Ian Felice. 'It isn't hard to find worthwhile things to write about these days, there are a lot of storms blooming on the horizon and a lot of chaos that permeates our lives. The hard part is finding simple and direct ways to address them.'
Filthy Friends "Emerald Valley" LP/CD (Kill Rock Stars)
Emerald Valley is the sophomore effort from supergroup Filthy Friends, out on Kill Rock Stars. This album finds Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, and new drummer Linda Pitmon flexing their muscles both sonically and thematically: the music contains more surprises and sophistication, while the lyrics take on the current state of our planet and our people.
Finn, Craig "I Need A New War" LP/CD (Partisan)
Third installment of Craig Finn's solo trilogy, following We All Want the Same Things (2017) and Faith In The Future (2015). The three albums together look at the same people, but from different angles. I Need a New War is about people trying to respond to modern times, trying to keep pace with a world that might be moving faster than they are. The characters in these songs put forth varying responses to the change happening around them. They deal with the inevitability of getting older, while trying not to get left behind.
Fire Theft, The
"Fire Theft" 2xLP (Run Out Groove)
Worldwide debut of The Fire Theft on vinyl, with music spread across a 2xLP set that also includes brand-new artwork.The Fire Theft was an alternative rock band from Seattle formed in 2001 by vocalist/guitarist Jeremy Enigk, bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith; all previous members of Sunny Day Real Estate. Mendel plays bass for the Foo Fighters and Goldsmith drummed for them between 1995 and 1997. Similar to Sunny Day Real Estate's last album, The Rising Tide, The Fire Theft released their self-titled debut album on Rykodisc on September 23, 2003. A tour promoting the album followed the release. There have been on and off discussions between band members about reactivating The Fire Theft but the band has been on hiatus since 2004, with no official announcement of a break up.
Fontaine, Claude "s/t" LP (Innovative Leisure)
Debut album from American singer-songwriter who combines elements of bossa nova, psych-pop, and reggae.
"Seeing Other People" LP/2xLP/CD (Jagjaguwar)
Curiously positioned as Foxygen's most recent last-ever album. With every album the band dies; with every album the band is reborn. But unlike the last-ever Foxygen albums before it, this one seems to have a self-effacing bittersweetness to it that signifies some sort of passing; some sort of white flag. But it SOUNDS in no way like a band giving up. The deluxe version features gatefold, alternate art, pink LPs, and an additional LP of demos.
Frankie & the Witch Fingers "ZAM" CS (Burger)
New album bleeds beyond borders and boundaries. It's opening preternatural sounds bubble up out of the primordial soup, spilling into our world, invading the inner recesses of the listener's mind. Like a two-headed snake wrapped around the skull, the album pendulates between winding instrumentals and dancey riffs that pop like supernovas out of the black void.
"Designer" LP/CD (4AD)
New album finds Harding hitting her creative stride. After Party, Harding came off a 100-date tour and went straight into the studio with a collection of songs written on the road. Reuniting with John Parish, producer of Party, Harding spent 15 days recording and 10 days mixing at Rockfield Studios, Monmouth and Bristol's J&J Studio and Playpen. From the bold strokes of opening track "Fixture Picture," there is an overriding sense of an enigmatic artist confident in their work, with contributions from Huw Evans (H. Hawkline), Stephen Black (Sweet Baboo), drummer Gwion Llewelyn and violinist Clare Mactaggart broadening and complimenting Harding's rich and timeless songwriting.
Helms Alee "Noctiluca" LP/CD (Sargent House)
Helms Alee's fifth album Noctiluca continues their tradition of blending girthy sludge riffs, deceptively clever compositions, lush instrumentation, and transcendental melodies into a potent standalone sound.
Hembree "House on Fire" CD (Oread Records)
Inspired by the boundary-pushing production, rhythm, and pastiche of hip-hop, classic beat-infused rock like Talking Heads, Blondie, and The Police, and danceable indie music like Gorillaz and St. Vincent, HOUSE ON FIRE is the debut album from Kansas City's Hembree. One of NPR's Spotlight Artists to Watch and Rolling Stone's "Best Artists We Saw at SXSW."
"Night Visions" LP (KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records)
This 2012 album from the Las Vegas-based Alt-Rock quartet Imagine Dragons has enjoyed double-platinum sales in the US and UK and become a global smash. Night Visions contains many moods and tones. The song "Radioactive" blends a throbbing backbeat with delicate acoustic guitars and deals lyrically with facing the apocalypse. Meanwhile, the delicacy of tracks like "Demons" balances the album's expansiveness with a sense of human intimacy.
Jett, Joan & The Blackhearts "Greatest Hits" CD (SMG)
2019 collection by the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Includes "Bad Reputation," "Crimson and Clover," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "I Love Rock 'n' Roll."
Joseph, Kathryn "From When I Wake The Want Is" LP (Rock Action)
The follow up to 2015's acclaimed debut Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I've Spilled, which was named the Scottish Album of the Year, this album is a captivating set that documents both life's traumas and their resolutions.
Judah & the Lion "Pep Talks" CD (Judah the Lion)
Judah & the Lion return with their third album, Pep Talks, following their widely successful Folk Hop n' Roll and their breakout hit, "Take It All Back." The album is a mature step for the band, and blends uplifting, powerful anthems with more contemplative and emotional tracks. The album includes "Over my head" and "Quarter-Life Crisis" and features Kacey Musgraves and Jon Bellion.
Jurado, Damien "In The Shape Of A Storm" LP (Mama Bird)
Fourteenth album from the American singer-songwriter.
Kid Millions & Jim Sauter "Safe & Sane" LP (Astral Spirits / Family Vinyard)
Outrageous. Rabid. Explosive. #WTF? Whatever words you throw at Borbetomagus saxophonist Jim Sauter and Oneida / Man Forever drummer Kid Millions, they'll chomp 'em up and respond with a gargantuan roar to erase all notions of what a horn and skins can do. The duo's prior albums were built of tightly, clustered bursts and barbed assaults. On Safe & Sane, Sauter and Millions eschew brevity for ultra-endurance.
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
"Fishing For Fishies" LP (ATO)
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard return with Fishing for Fishies, perhaps their most perfectly-realized album to date. FfF is a blues-infused blast of sonic boogie that struts & shimmies through several moods & terrains. King Gizz are no longer just a band, they're a youth movement, a cult, an exploration, a double-drumming trip, a cottage vinyl industry.
Kudo, Reiko "Rice Field Silently Riping In The Night" LP (Tal)
Second album under her own name features Tori Kudo as well as Saya and Takashi Ueno (Tenniscoats) on various instruments. The recordings took place in 2000 at Reiko and Tori's house in the rural surroundings of Shikoku Island. All recorded music on this album sounds like it originates in a parallel dimension where time and key signatures simply don't exist. There is nothing accidental or forced here, this is simply music created in a very different way.
"Ancestor Boy" LP (CONCORDIA)
The debut full- length album from Lafawndah is a bracing statement of intent, heralding an artist unbound in scope, scale, and intensity. Crafted with the aid of fellow travelers Nick Weiss, ADR, and L-Vis 1990, Ancestor Boy's maximalism - its overflow of detail, of feeling, of ideas - serves to amplify a frequent lyrical motif: the sensation that one body, one lifetime, isn't big enough for what you're feeling.
LCD Soundsystem / Paperclip People "Throw" 12" (Planet E / DFA)
'Throw' by Paperclip People is reissued, accompanied by LCD Soundsystem's sublime and inventive cover on the flip. Perhaps the best-known release from Carl Craig's long-running alias, 'Throw' is instantly recognizable to the day; a joyous distillation of Craig's house, techno and disco nous, as a chugging, organ-led bassline leads to a sensational breakdown. Once a favorite of LCD Soundsystem's live set, the flip of the record captures the now Grammy-winning US group performing a studio-recorded cover, one that instantly, naturally captures the original solid groove, while adding shades of their post-punk approach.
"Violet Street" LP (Loma Vista)
f you distilled California into soundwaves and vibrations, it might resemble the sonic and spiritual interplay of the Los Angeles quintet Local Natives. Violet Street revels in its stylistic eclecticism ranging from kinetic and propulsive pop ("When Am I Gonna Lose You") to sun-drenched grooves ("Cafe Amarillo") and stark emotive ballads ("Tap Dancer"). Produced by Shawn Everett (Kacey Musgraves, War On Drugs, Alabama Shakes), their 4th full length album proves to be their most diverse and mature set of tunes, from production through song writing.
"Knife + Heart" LP/CD (Mute)
On his third outing composing music for film, Anthony Gonzalez breaks from his own soundtracking habits with a welcome sense of playfulness.
MARINA "Love + Fear" 2xLP (Atlantic)
Love+Fear is an album set split into two eight-song collections and lands as Marina's fourth full-length record since she released her critically-acclaimed third album, Froot, in 2015. Love+Fear are both lush, vibrant and powerful representations of the two main emotional driving forces behind human responses. Love is filled with a longing to enjoy life and a desire to unite and empower, while Fear sees Marina delve into matters of purpose and insecurity, also touching on conversations surrounding gender inequality and more broadly, the abuse of power.
Metric "Fantasies" LP (Metric Music International)
Short-listed for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize, Metric's fourth studio album Fantasies was written mostly in exile in Argentina with only a piano and guitar, recorded mainly at the band's own Giant Studio in Toronto and mixed at the legendary Electric Lady in NYC. It's gilded surfaces and textured density - a heady amalgam of psychedelia, electro and rock - evoke a certain dreamlike quality.
Moon King "Voice of Lovers" CS (Arbutus Records)
Daniel Benjamin's first full-length release as Moon King since his embrace of underground disco and synthpop, recorded between Toronto & Detroit following the release of "In & Out", his 2017 debut track for Montreal label Arbutus Records (Tops, Sean Nicholas Savage) There are a lot of quick cuts and transitions and the songs are pretty short; it's meant to feel a bit breathless or disorienting, like driving around and dropping in at a few different clubs in a night.
Morby, Kevin "Oh My God" 2xLP/CD/CS (Dead Oceans)
Throughout his four solo albums and myriad records of various collaboration, Kevin Morby has recognized in his work the ubiquity of an apparent religious theme. Though not identifying as "religious" in the slightest, Morby-the globetrotting son of Kansas City who has made music while living on both coasts before recently returning to his Midwestern stomping grounds-recognizes in himself a somewhat spiritual being with a secular attitude towards the soulful. And so, in an effort to tackle that notion head-on and once-and-for-all, he sat down in his form of church-on planes and in beds-and wrote what would become his first true concept-album: the lavish, resplendent, career-best double LP Oh My God.
Mountain Goats "In League With Dragons" 2xLP+7"/CD (Merge)
Double LP on yellow & green marbled vinyl in double gatefold jacket, housed in debossed dragon scale pattern slipcase. Bonus 7-inch (same as peak version, black vinyl) & collectible Dragon League membership card inside packaging. Includes coupon for full download. Indie Only. Limited Edition
Murder Capital, The "Feeling Fades" 7" (Human Seasons)
New release from Dublin based punk group.
Murray, Sequoyah "Penalties of Love" LP (Thrill Jockey)
Penalties Of Love is the debut 12" from 21-year-old vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Sequoyah Murray. It is a remarkable debut, striking in its maturity and originality. Writing deeply confessional lyrics and creating abstract textured song structures, Sequoyah is a product of his time, place and borderless generation, making music that is both wildly experimental and unforgettably accessible, his lyrics proudly recasting his vulnerabilities as strengths.
Nadler, Marissa & Stephen Brodsky
"Droneflower" LP (Sacred Bones Records)
The new collaboration between Marissa Nadler and Stephen Brodsky (Cave In, Mutoid Man), is a sprawling and expansive exercise in contrasts. It is the sound of the war between the brutal and the ethereal, the dark and the light, the past and the present, and the real and imagined.
National, The "You Had Your Soul With You" 7" (4AD)
New single from their forthcoming album with b-side "Hairpin Turns".
Ohrn, Josefin & The Liberation "Sacred Dreams" LP (Rocket Recordings)
The third full-length by the far-out psychedelic collective from Sweden contains a hefty amalgamation of reverb-drenched space-rock and retro-centric electronics.
Pile "Green and Gray" LP/CD (Exploding In Sound)
Since Pile's original formation eight years ago, the Boston rock band has released over five critically acclaimed albums, a compilation of rarities and live record. Green and Gray is the bands latest and undeniably most dynamic record, exploring just how heavy and soft they can get within the span of an album. Recorded with Kevin McMahon (Swans, Real Estate), Pile have created a record focused on the personal self and the idea of aging within the confines of a rock band.
Prince "Rave In2 To The Joy Fantastic" LP (Legacy)
One of the first full releases for Prince's innovative online subscription service The NPG Music Club, was this remixed version of Rave Un2 The Joy Fantastic; highlights include a remix of Hot Wit U that incorporates elements of the Prince-penned Vanity 6 hit Nasty Girl and the previously unreleased "Beautiful Strange."
"Rave Un2 To The Joy Fantastic" 2xLP (Legacy)
Limited edition purple vinyl. Prince had taken quite the ownership of the year 1999, so it was no surprise that the last year of the millennium was one of The Artist's biggest. The album was his only release for Arista Records and the last to be released under his unpronounceable symbol. It features a surprising amount of guest artists (Chuck D, Eve, Gwen Stefani, Shery Crow) and a clutch of radio-friendly tracks ("The Greatest Romance Ever Sold," "So Far," "So Pleased," "Hot Wit U," a cover of Crow's "Everyday Is a Winding Road").
Prince "Ultimate Rave" 2xCD+DVD (Legacy)
A 3-disc bundle of the artist's pivotal new millennium pop party dance music, Ultimate Rave brings together CDs of 1999's "Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic" and its 2001 remix "Rave In2 the Joy Fantastic" alongside a DVD containing the full-length performance version of Rave Un2 the Year 2000, Prince's epic 1999 New Year's Eve party, originally captured for on-demand pay-per-view airing during the dawning of Y2K.
Reigning Sound "Abdication...for Your Love" LP/CD (Merge Records)
Produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and Reigning Sound frontman Greg Cartwright, Abdication... For Your Love was originally available solely as a promotional giveaway. This 2019 reissue marks the first wide release of the record.
Reo, Emily "Only You Can See It" CD (Carpark)
Devastatingly beautiful collection of prismatic pop songs reckoning with the complexity of self-possession. Following the release of her acclaimed 2013 full-length Olive Juice, Reo spent five years writing, recording, arranging, producing and mixing these ten songs-at her apartment in Brooklyn, and at various studios and friends' homes around New York. It's her most intricate web of poetry yet, with prismacolor melodies winding through a vast pop vision.
"VALIS" LP (Captured Tracks)
When Bambi and Cole Browning started writing the songs that would be become Reptaliens' 2017 debut LP, FM-2030, they had no intention of starting a band. Focusing at first on creating music and art on a purely personal level, the project soon took off when the duo brought on Julian Kowalski (guitar) and Tyler Verigin (drums) to form a live band. The four-piece swiftly delved into songwriting inspired by sci-fi art and literature, cult mentalities, and deep connections. The result is the band's self-defined genre of "dreamwave," which connected musical influences ranging from Gary Wilson-inspired jazzy lounge music, the warmth of Broadcast's recording production, to Todd Rundgren's outer space synth sounds.
Ritter, Josh "Fever Breaks" LP/CD (Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers)
The tenth studio album from acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Josh Ritter, will be released April 26 via Pytheas Recordings/Thirty Tigers. Produced by Grammy Award-winning musician Jason Isbell, the 10-song record was recorded at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A and features Isbell's band, the 400 Unit.
Rodrigo y Gabriela "Mettavolution" CD (ATO)
This Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo already have a remarkable 20-year career under their belts, and now they're ready to embark on the next chapter. They express ruminations on human evolution and the Buddhist faith across these tracks, using just two acoustic guitars: "Mettavolution," "Terracentric," "Cumbé," "Electric Soul," "Echoes" and more.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever "In the Capital b/w Read My Mind" 7" (Sub Pop)
After a landmark 12 months for Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, who released their debut album Hope Downs to worldwide critical acclaim in June 2018 - Sub Pop is excited to reveal new music from the Melbourne band in the form of single, "In the Capital."
Sad Lovers & Giants "Epic Garden Music" LP (Radiation Deluxe Series)
Reissue of Sad Lovers And Giants' Epic Garden Music, originally released in 1982. The best-kept secrets of the '80s; chiming guitars meet with atmospheric keyboards, and the haunting, emotive vocals of the enigmatic Garce. Includes six bonus tracks from early singles. Limited edition splatter vinyl LP, numbered.
Shannon and the Clams "Onion" CS (Burger)
Onion, produced by The Black Keys front man Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio, finds a finely tuned and tour-tested band stretching out from the '60s-inspired, surf inflected rock that has defined their previous releases, and delves into genres including soul and psychedelic pop. On Onion, the band explores themes of origin and self-determination, loss and recovery, and the power of community to heal after tragedy.
Shaw, Shannon "Shannon In Nashville" CS (Burger)
Shannon Shaw, the captivating vocalist, bassist, and founder of Shannon & the Clams, strikes out on her own for her first solo album. Produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio, Easy Eye Sound, the album features a cast of revered old-school session musicians which have breathed life into notable records by Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, and John Prine, to name just a few.
"Grim Town" LP/CD (Rough Trade)
Soak returns after four years with a new album, bringing with her four years worth of growth, introspection and understanding. The result is Grim Town, the follow-up to her Mercury Music Prize-nominated debut Before We Forgot How To Dream, which saw her win the prestigious Choice Music Prize for Album of the Year, the Northern Irish Music Prize, and the European Border Breaker Award, in addition to being shortlisted for a Q Award.
Spotlights "Love & Decay" CD (ipecac Recordings)
Third full-length finds the Brooklyn, NY-based group further canvasing new territory. Whether it be the hummable guitar lead peeking through trudging grooves on "Until The Bleeding Stops" or the ghostly pop chorus of "Particle Noise," they ascend to a tipping point between volumetric riffing and blissful melodies. "Xerox" bears a sense of delicate intimacy within the delivery. Meanwhile, the first single "The Age of Decay" crescendos towards an emotionally charged harmony colored by shimmering keys and bright guitars before off-kilter riffs seesaw back-and-forth on the bridge.
Starflyer 59 "Silver" CD (Tooth & Nail)
Reissue of the band's 1994 debut.
Stereolab "Mars Audiac Quintet" 3xLP/CD (Duophonic)
"Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements" 3xLP/CD (Duophonic)
May 3, 2019 sees the start of Stereolab's seven album reissue campaign when 1993's 'Transient Random Noise-Bursts With Announcements' and 1994's 'Mars Audiac Quintet' are reissued, via Warp Records and Duophonic UHF Disks, as expanded and re-mastered editions on vinyl and compact disc. Each album has been re-mastered from the original 1/2" tapes by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering and overseen by Tim Gane. Bonus material will include alternate takes, 4 track demos and unreleased mixes. These initial vinyl editions will be pressed onto triple clear numbered vinyl with a poster / insert containing sleeve notes by Tim. They will also include a lottery style scratch card - all winners will receive a limited edition 12" EP.
SYML "s/t" CD (Nettwerk)
Brian Fennell is a student of simplicity. As SYML (pronounced "simmel"), which translates to "simple" in Welsh, Fennell writes emotive songs that capture the ethos of his musical persona. Ultimately his songs are a kind and truthful depiction of emotion grounded by his gut-wrenching vocal delivery. This is SYML's debut album.
Tacocat "This Mess is a Place" LP/CD/CS (Sub Pop)
When Seattle band Tacocat - vocalist Emily Nokes, bassist Bree McKenna, guitarist Eric Randall, and drummer Lelah Maupin - first started in 2007, the world they were responding to was vastly different from the current Seattle scene of diverse voices they've helped foster. It was a world of house shows, booking DIY tours on MySpace, and writing funny, deliriously catchy feminist pop-punk songs when feminism was the quickest way to alienate yourself from the then-en vogue garage-rock bros. Their lyrical honesty, humor, and hit-making sensibilities have built the band a fiercely devoted fanbase over the years, one that has followed them from basements to dive bars to sold-out shows at the Showbox.
"Artist In The Ambulance" LP/DLX LP (Srcvinyl)
New vinyl reissue. Thrice's emotionally resonate, pulverizing breakout third record and major label debut followed-up 2002's The Illusion Of Safety and found the band incorporating a punchy, strongly melodic pop sensibility, galloping metal rhythms and fiercely intelligent lyrics into their muscular sound. The watershed release peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard 200 and yielded the trio of singles "All That's Left," "Under A Killing Moon" and "Stare at the Sun." Deluxe edition is pressed on 180g black vinyl and includes art book.
Vampire Weekend "Father of the Bride" 2xLP/CD/CS (Columbia)
2019 release from the alt-rock favorites. Father of the Bride is the highly anticipated album from Vampire Weekend, and is the band's fourth full length release. It is the follow up to 2013's Modern Vampires of the City, which won the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album in 2014. Father of the Bride is produced by founding band member Ezra Koenig, and Ariel Rechtshaid (Adele, Madonna, Charli XCX, Usher, HAIM, Solange, and others). The album features 18 songs, including "Harmony Hall," "Big Blue," "2021," and "Sunflower."
Versing "10000" LP/CD/CS (Hardly Art)
Versing have risen through Seattle's competitive rock ecosphere with nonchalant élan. They cheekily titled a previous album Nirvana, but never mind the bleach: Versing isn't emulating Sub Pop's most famous artist. Rather, these four twentysomething aesthetes are forging an exciting sound that finds a golden mean between lustrous noise and ebullient melody. Versing's freewheeling attitude has paradoxically resulted in 10000, an engrossing album that's impossible to feel ambivalent about.
Viagra Boys "Street Worms" LP (Year0001)
This is an album about illusions of realness, the absurdity of existence and the joke of humanity. Street Worms is Viagra Boys debut studio album, a debut that instantly let them occupy their absolute own space in music history. Produced by Daniel Fagerström (Skull Defekts, Chronic Heist) and Pelle Gunnerfeldt (Fireside, The Hives).
Wavves / Beach Fossils 7" (Ghost Ramp)
Brand new split 7" between SoCal rockers WAVVES and lo-fi NYC trio Beach Fossils. Features "Enter Still", a brand new, previously unheard track from WAVVES on side A, and the Beach Fossils single "Silver Tongue" on side B
Williams, Joy "Front Porch" CD (Sensibility Recordings)
Joy Williams is a singer-songwriter from Santa Cruz, CA who now lovingly calls Nashville, TN home. Formerly of four-time Grammy Award-winning Folk, Country and Americana duo The Civil Wars, Joy recorded Front Porch with producer Kenneth Pattengale of The Milk Carton Kids. The album features twelve songs and represents a new chapter in Williams' career, who recorded the album in Nashville during the pregnancy of her second child.
v/a "Fragments du Monde Flottant" LP (Bongo Joe)
Devendra Banhart presents a very unique & precious compilation featuring his best friends never heard before demos. Among them some of the yesterday and today's most talented musicians and singers of the folk-pop-experimental scene. This handprinted album comes randomly in six different colored cardboard jackets featuring one of six Devendra's drawing.