Music Releases 09-30-22
Doggerel [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Formentera [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue LP]
Fossora [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green 2LP]
- Freddie Gibbs
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- Sammy Hagar & The Circle
- Luke Bryan
#’1’s Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 [2CD]
- Denzel Curry
Melt My Eyez See Your Future [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Smoke LP]
The End, So Far [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Yellow 2LP]
- ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
XI: Bleed Here Now [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear w/ Translucent Blue Swirl 2LP]
- Brooke Annibale
Better By Now [Opaque Electric Blue LP]
The Bible [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Peak Yellow & Black Marbled 2LP]
- L.A. Salami
Nymph [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Blue LP]
- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Cool It Down [Opaque Yellow LP]
- Tyler Childers
Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven? [3LP]
- George Michael
Older: Remastered [Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set]
Free LSD [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deep Purple LP]
- Drowning Pool
Strike A Nerve [LP]
Eternal Ring [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Crush LP]
dear amelia [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
- Various Artists
All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP Box Set+Back Stage Pass]
Oracular Spectacular [RSD Essential Hot Pink LP]
- Philip Glass
The Hours (Music From The Original Motion Picture) [2LP]
- Sol Messiah
GOD CMPLX [Red & Black Marbled / Blue & Black Marbled 2LP]
Movie Releases 10-04-22
- DC League of Super-Pets
DC League of Super-Pets [4K]
- The U.S And The Holocaust: A Film By Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein
The U.S. and the Holocaust
- Star Trek: Picard [TV Series]
Star Trek: Picard: Season Two
- Bel-Air [TV Series]
Bel-Air: Season One
Music Releases 10-07-22
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It’s impossible to describe Action Bronson in a way he hasn’t already thought of. First and foremost though, Action Bronson is a principled MC, a Queens legend respected for his idiosyncratic pen and vivid raps, now a decade into his career and still deepening his skillset. “TRUST WHEN I SAY IT AIN’T SAFE FOR ANY OF THESE ANIMALS THE ANCIENT APEX PREDATOR IS BACK ON THE PROWL.” – ACTION BRONSON
Magnetically energetic and eternally hopeful, Dayglow (the project of Austin, TX based Sloan Struble) excels in creating catchy, carefully crafted, effervescent indie pop. His home-recorded 2018 debut album Fuzzybrain featured the Platinum Certified single “Can I Call You Tonight?”, which went on to be hailed as 2020’s biggest independent alternative hit. Following up with his sophomore album Harmony House in 2021, Dayglow generated a mountain of indie buzz and critical acclaim anchored by lead single "Close To You". Now, after racking up over a billion streams and selling out headline tours around the world, Dayglow returns with his third album People In Motion. Fun and colorful, People In Motion meditates on the ideas of commitment, inner peace, and movement, while inviting the listener to the dance floor to leave the chaos and noise of our current culture behind.
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros—consisting of Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti—are set for the release of their second vinyl collection of recorded material, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live in Colorado Vol. 2, October 7 on Third Man Records. “This was our first quick tour with The Wolfpack,” Weir says. “There’s a rawness to it that we’ll prolly never get again…”The album follows Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live in Colorado, which was released this past February to critical acclaim.
Vol. 2 also features songs recorded live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Colorado in June, 2021—a documentation of their first live audience concerts in over a year due to the pandemic—featuring Greg Leisz on pedal steel, along with The Wolfpack: Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown.
On the honey shores of Cape Cod in a beach shack, Courtney Marie Andrews found self-love and her voice. Every morning, she’d walk 6-8 miles around the back trails of an island and meditate on her life, perusing old memories and patterns like browsing a used bookshop. That summer of introspection led her to a joyous sense of beginnings and ends. When she let love for herself in, she therein let the outside love in, too—the summer feeling, the swaying cypress, the full moon, and the possibility of healthy love. This phase came only right after one of her darkest, though, where being alone with oneself was the most terrifying thing you could do. After more than a decade on the road, the Phoenix-born songwriter, poet, and painter finally had the space to process all the highs and lows of a life of constants. She was finally ready to make a record of triumph, while not completely forgetting the years that made her.
That record is Loose Future.
Blood Money is etched. It’s scratched out in bold, dark lines, with marimba, trumpet, and bass clarinet and contains some songs of Tom Waits’ most memorable melodies. The songs are declarative, sardonic, unforgiving, musical dispatches, from the bottom of the heap. “Blood Money is flesh and bone, earthbound,” said Waits. “The songs are rooted in reality: jealousy, rage, the human meat wheel...They are more car- nal. I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. We all like bad news out of a pretty mouth. I like songs to sound as though they’ve been aging in a barrel and distressed.”
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Grammy-nominated LAMB OF GOD follows their 2020 No. 1 self-titled Hard Rock Album with their 9th studio album, Omens. Produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeath), Omens is also Lamb Of God's most diverse affair. Densely muscular with a pessimistic eye toward inner struggles and global affairs alike, Omens is a furious entry in the Lamb Of God catalog, perhaps their angriest album yet. "The world is crazy and keeps changing. Omens is a reaction to the state of the world,” explains vocalist D. Randall Blythe. "It’s a very pissed-off record. The New Wave of American Heavy Metal architects will support the new album with a massive U.S. headlining tour this fall.
Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Henry Rollins…these are just a few of the punk icons who have shown support for the Woodstock, N.Y. based band The Bobby Lees. Sam Quartin [vocals, guitar], Macky Bowman [drums], Nick Casa [guitar], and Kendall Wind [bass] — make music that is punk in spirit and soul; unfettered and resolutely honest. It's the kind of aural exorcism any listener can tap into, something that struck a chord with Rollins who brought them to Ipecac Recordings for their new album, Bellevue, out October 7th, 2022.
As told by Patrick Watson. This album is about negotiating a world where you don’t know what’s real anymore. I really spent a lot of time reading to improve my lyrics for this record. I was very inspired by Jesus' Son by Denis Johnson, The Waves by Virginia Woolf and Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin. The lyrics are a collection of little thoughts that were pacing in my head. We worked hard on rebuilding the tones of our arrangements and we brought a bigger electronic component to the music. With the addition of modular synths, we able to find a warmer and more touching approach to the electronics, that feel as acoustic as the rest of the instruments and move like liquid. Basically, I went back to school for the last two years to be able to bring something new ha-ha. Andrew Barr from the Barr Brothers joined us on drums for this record, it’s a pleasure to play music with such a great musician. Better in the Shade Height of the Feeling Ode to Vivian Little Moments Blue La La La La La Stay
Through powerful & intimate music, Oh Wonder's dual project "22 Break / 22 Make" combines a turbulent period in the duo's story (pain, sadness, loneliness, fear of the future) w/ a new chapter as they married & did the work to allow their love to flourish. By opening up to fans & to each other, the `Make or Break?' poised by `22 Break / 22 Make' is not so much a question, as an active choice - to be as honest as possible, to move forward, & to begin a brand new chapter in the story of Oh Wonder.
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Bonny Light Horseman’s self-titled debut was a folk masterclass, reimagining centuries-old standards with effortless grace and wonder. Those Grammy-nominated, list-topping recordings not only suggested renewed possibilities for aging songbooks but also marked the arrival of a trio fully capable of reorienting the wider folk landscape. Still, if it felt at all like the work of some short-lived supergroup or a one-off diversion (it never was), Rolling Golden Holy rebuffs the notion with preternatural beauty and charm, and imagination.These songs, all originals, follow the paths of the traditional tunes the band cherishes to new frontiers, the sounds and situations of history given the gravity and shape of now. This is a band working at the edge of modern folk.
After the release of their debut, Anaïs Mitchell, Josh Kaufman, and Eric D. Johnson began discussing their next steps, loosely planning on writing and recording stints. Those sessions were delayed for all the unpredictable but now-familiar reasons until the Spring of 2021, when the trio reconvened with their families in tow in upstate New York. Their chemistry remained intact. Johnson’s wife Annie had listened to him work with dozens of collaborators over the decades, but, listening in from one room over, she noted he’d never seemed so at ease and productive as he was with Kaufman and Mitchell in Woodstock. They were perfecting “California,” a timely and incorruptible classic about moving on in search of something else, something more. These sessions were a series of “yes, and” encounters, each one encouraging the others to take an idea and run with it further to the new safety net they’ve built together, for one another.
These songs continually suggest and embody an unspoken continuum between traditional and modern folk. Mitchell finds self-sustaining adoration in steamy backseats, nighttime visions, and seasonal storms during “Summer Dream,” crisscrossing generational symbols to tie past, present, and future into a Gordian knot of devotion. Johnson reaches back to 19th-century wartime on “Someone to Weep for Me” to empathize with someone else descended from “a long line of nobodies,” just trying to live long enough to feel like he’s mattered to anyone at all, a notion that knows neither age nor border. Johnson and Mitchell trade lines on “Exile,” their luminous response to another of humanity’s eternal conundrums—how to revel in relationships that we know will one day leave us lonely. Love and loss, death and fear: the songs may be different, but the emotional sources remain.
After much enthusiasm that helped foster the band’s self-titled 2020 EP, My Kid Brother are branching out themselves. MAD HAPPY WEIRD SAD, recorded with producer Eric Palmquist (Thrice, Bad Suns, Mutemath), builds on their EP’s polished, hooky rock with heavier riffs ("Roots") and thicker grooves ("High Society"), colorful and quirky arrangements, lyrics that span stalker tales to unfiltered love songs, and choruses that punch with a newfound intensity ("Shoulders").
RENAISSANCE is the highly anticipated new album from global icon Beyoncé. Packed with rousing anthems that resonate with everybody, RENAISSANCE is a culmination of freedom and escape that encourages unimaginable jubilation, agency, and movement with abandon. The singular intent of RENAISSANCE, a reinvention of four on the floor, is to showcase music that stirs you from the soul and encourages your dancing feet. It is a celebration of a club era when anyone who felt like an outsider sought each other and formed a community of freedom-seekers to express themselves creatively through the rhythm, which we still celebrate today.
Nearly 10 years into his career, Irish singer-songwriter Eoin French, better known as Talos, has come a long way since his 2013 debut album, Wild Alee, which was nominated for a the Choice Music Prize at the time and found numerous screen placements on programs such as Prodigal Son and Degrassi: Next Class. Meanwhile, his 2019 follow-up LP Far Out Dust earned attention from CBS Saturday and even got a co-sign from K-pop kings BTS. Now, Talos is preparing to release his most stunning album to date, Dear Chaos. A portrait of destruction, loss, and renewal, the gorgeously atmospheric Dear Chaos features guest vocals from Lisa Hanningan and was partially inspired by Talos’ time in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, where he met co-producer Brian Joseph (Bon Iver). It was also written and recorded in Castletownshend, Cork, Ireland over a period of two and a half years. Along with Joseph, longtime collaborator Ross Dowling, and Icelandic composer Atli Örvarsson, Talos wrote a “lived-in,” highly visual project that invites the listener to look inward and beyond the scope of what they think they know
The Cult has reveled in a storied career. From the pre-millennial iconic Love album bursting with idealism and the full on blast of 2001’s Beyond Good & Evil to the recent biting truth of Hidden City, the band has lived their art. How the future unfolds will be decided in part by current cultures response and the group’s response. One thing is for sure, The Cult will respond. It’s what they do. The Cult’s next endeavor Under The Midnight Sun is out October 7, 2022.
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Indigo Sparke’s majestic second full-length album Hysteria is a sweeping work, one that possesses a rare, reflective power. On it, she examines love, loss, her history, and the emotional upheaval surrounding those sensations: her words tell the stories, and the sounds act them out. It’s a diary built for big stages. Hysteria arrives just a year after her striking, minimalist debut, Echo. Here, though, Sparke offers an expansive body of work—it’s a complex collection that expands her sound and outlook.
Work on Hysteria began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, while Sparke was stranded in quarantine in her native Australia. After moving back to New York in the spring of 2021, Sparke finished writing the album’s 14 songs and decamped upstate with producer Aaron Dessner (The National, Taylor Swift). “Originally we were going to co-write, but after he heard my demos he said, ‘There’s so much in here already,’” Sparke recalls on how Dessner, who also contributes instrumentation along with guitarist Shahzad Izmailyand drummer Matt Barrick (The Walkmen, Muzz), got involved in bringing Hysteria to life.
Centering Sparke’s powerful vocals throughout, Hysteria is packed with big guitars and layered instrumentation that practically acts as the album’s lungs, giving every note breath. From the pulsing immediacy of “Infinite Honey” to the soaring “God Is a Woman’s Name” and “Hold On”’s towering chorus, this is music that sounds huge even as it zooms in on the trials and turmoils of one’s inner life. You can hear Sparke reflecting on reconciliation, grief, hope, and the passage of time on the perpetually building “Pressure in My Chest” and the airy, Joni Mitchell-esque title track, which finds her embracing a gorgeous upper register over gently strummed guitar. “Set Your Fire on Me” builds and bursts not unlike Angel Olsen’s own raw folk-rock expressionism—and then there’s the stark opener and first single “Blue,” which acts as a cosmic road map for Sparke’s own journey in life.
Movie Releases 10-11-22
Music Releases 10-14-22
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Return of the Dream Canteen [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Alternate Cover Gold 2LP]
- The 1975
Being Funny In A Foreign Language [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
- Ocean Alley
Low Altitude Living [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 2LP]
I Walked With You A Ways [Indie Exclusive Pink Clear LP]
- Nothing More
Spirits [White 2LP]
- Brian Eno
- The Black Lips
Apocalypse Love [Limited Edition Violet LP]
Cry With Tears: Greek-Albanian Songs Of Many Voices [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Maroon LP]
- Dr. John
Things Happen That Way [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Garden District Green LP + Bonus 7in]
- Skid Row
The Gang's All Here [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black, Red, White Splatter LP]
- Various Artists
Here It Is: A Tribute To Leonard Cohen
- The Early November
Twenty [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Pink & White Pinwheel LP]
- Tove Lo
- Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah & Songs From His Albums [2LP]
Our Roots Run Deep [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Ruby LP + Handwritten Set List]
Save The Baby [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Butterbean LP]
- Lightning Seeds
See You In The Stars [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Midnight Blue Smoky LP]
- Backstreet Boys
A Very Backstreet Christmas
Quiet The Room [Cloudy White LP]
- Alter Bridge
Pawns & Kings [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sun Yellow LP]
- The Allman Brothers Band
Live From A&R Studios New York August 26 1971 [Limited Edition Pink 2LP]
- Lorna Shore
Pain Remains [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
- Surprise Chef
Education & Recreation [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Red LP]