Limited opaque red colored vinyl LP pressing. 2022 release. With Laurel Hell, Mitski cements her reputation as an artist in possession of such power - capable of using her talent to perform the alchemy that turns our most savage and alienated experiences into the very elixir that cures them. Her critically beloved last album, Be the Cowboy, built on the breakout acclaim of 2016's Puberty 2 and launched her from cult favorite to indie star. She ascended amid a fever of national division, and the grind of touring and pitfalls of increased visibility influenced her music as much as her spirit. Like the mountain laurels for this new album is named, public perception, like the intoxicating prism of the internet, can offer an alluring façade that obscures a deadly trap-one that tightens the more you struggle. Exhausted by this warped mirror, and our addiction to false binaries, she began writing songs that stripped away the masks and revealed the complex and often contradictory realities behind them. She wrote many of these songs during or before 2018, while the album finished mixing in May 2021. It is the longest span of time Mitski has ever spent on a record, and a process that concluded amid a radically changed world. She recorded Laurel Hell with her longtime producer Patrick Hyland throughout the isolation of a global pandemic, during which some of the songs "slowly took on new forms and meanings, like seed to flower." Sometimes it's hard to see the change when you're the agent of it, but for the lucky rest of us, Mitski has written a soundtrack for transformation, a map to the place where vulnerability and resilience, sorrow and delight, error and transcendence can all sit within our humanity, can all be seen as worthy of acknowledgment, and ultimately, love.
Copycat Killer is a 12" featuring 4 exclusive new versions of songs from Phoebe Bridgers’ wildly acclaimed Punisher album. Collaborating with arranger Rob Moose (Sufjan Stevens, The National, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z), these are brand new orchestral arrangements of the songs Kyoto, Savior Complex, Chinese Satellite and Punisher, all given a luscious revamp that is sure to delight any fans of Phoebe’s album and serve as perfect gateway for new listeners into what makes her one of the most special artists of 2020 and beyond.
‘='(pronounced ‘Equals') - the fourth installment in Ed Sheeran's symbol album series – is the singer/songwriter's most accomplished work yet; the evolution of an artist who continues to tread new ground. A body of songs that were made over a four-year period following his seminal ‘÷' (Divide) album era, thematically, ‘=' finds Ed taking stock of his life and the people in it, as he explores the varying degrees of love ("The Joker And The Queen," "First Times," "2step"), loss ("Visiting Hours"), resilience ("Can't Stop The Rain") and fatherhood ("Sandman," "Leave Your Life"), while also processing his reality and career ("Tides"). Sonically, ‘=' encapsulates Ed's versatile musical palette, spanning signature, guitar-led tracks and world-class balladry to weightier, euphoric production moments, as first showcased on the album's lead single "Bad Habits." "‘=' (Equals) is a really personal record and one that means a lot to me. My life changed greatly over the past few years – I got married, became a father, experienced loss, and I reflect on these topics over the course of the album. I see it as my coming-of-age record, and I can't wait to share this next chapter with you," Sheeran shares.
Bold New Concept Album Produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross!
Following up 2020'sManicwhich debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Current Albums chart,Halsey'sfourth studio albumIf I Can't Have Love, I Want Poweris a career-defining body of work. Produced byTrent Reznor andAtticus Ross, the album is a bold concept record that pushes creative boundaries. Halseychannels the old masters in the regal cover art which finds the pregnant singer sitting atop of giant gold throne with a bejeweled crown, her breasts exposed and holding a young infant.
"This album is a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth,"Halseyshares aboutIf I Can't Have Love, I Want Power. "It was very important to me that the cover art conveyed the sentiment of my journey over the past few months. This cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired. We have a long way to go with eradicating the social stigma around bodies and breastfeeding. I hope this can be a step in the right direction!"
It will be fascinating to see what the award-winning duo behind the soundtracks forSoul,The Social Network, and more will do withHalsey'sone-of-a-kind pop style.
Formed in 2002 in Brooklyn, NY,MGMTconsists of multi-instrumentalistsAndrew VanWyngardenandBen Goldwasser, both alumni of Wesleyan University. The pair was drawn to the music of other duos and found themselves incorporating the implications of the hallucinatory power of the Incredible String Band, the roaring subway minimalist electronica of Suicide, the silky pop-soul of Hall & Oates, the pulsing narcotic trance of Spacemen 3, the avant garde industrial romanticism of Royal Trux and much more into the constantly evolving sounds ofMGMT.
Co-produced withDavid Fridmann, their million-selling 2008 debutOracular Spectacularproved to be an enigmatic and prophetic collection of hallucinatory sounds and exploratory pop tones for the new millennium, spawning the ubiquitous hit singles "Kids," "Time To Pretend" and "Electric Feel." The record garnered the band three Grammy nominations, along with numerous accolades across the globe, including landing at #18 on Rolling Stone magazine's Top 100 albums of the decade.Newly remastered from the original analog tapes and pressed on 180g vinylcourtesy ofLegacy Recordings.
Second Installment features Another Helping of Sturgill Simpson Songs Reimagined in Bluegrass Form including Two Previously Unreleased Tracks!
Just a few weeks after the surprise release of theCuttin' Grass (Vol. 1): Butcher Shoppe Sessionsalbum – whichUproxxcalled "the most sublime and delightful music he's yet made on record" –Sturgill Simpsonreturns with the next installment of his bluegrass series,Cuttin' Grass (Vol. 2): The Cowboy Arms Sessions.
The genre-defying singer/songwriter reconvened an A-Team of acoustic players (now dubbed "The Hillbilly Avengers") for another round of reinterpretations of his catalogue, this time largely focusing on 2016'sA Sailor's Guide to Earth, which won the Grammy for Country Album of the Year and was nominated for Album of the Year. This volume also includes "Jesus Boogie," originally performed by Simpson's first band, Sunday Valley, andtwo previously unreleased songs, "Tennessee" and "Hobo Cartoon," the latter of which was co-written with the incomparable Merle Haggard– who once said that Simpson was "about the only thing I've heard that was worth listening to in a long time."
"On Volume 2, we recorded everything I was too afraid to do on Volume 1," Simpson said. "It's hard to deny that this is a much more personal record. I was thinking about my kids, my grandfather, my wife."Vol. 2was produced byDavid Fergusonand featuresSierra Hall(mandolin, vocals),Mike Bub(bass),Stuart Duncan(fiddle, vocals),Scott Vestal(banjo, vocals),Tim O'Brien(guitar, vocals),Mark Howard(guitar, vocals), andMiles Miller(percussion, vocals).
First of Two 2022 Albums Defined by Different Inspirations, Different Themes and Different Moods!
Jack Whitereturns in 2022 with not one but two brand new albums – his first new full-length collections in over four years!Fear of the Dawnarrives everywhere in April 2022 whileEntering Heaven Alivewill follow in July 2022. White has been writing and recording music throughout the entirety of the past several years, creating two entirely distinctive albums – each defined by different inspirations, different themes, different moods. Introduced by the blazing single "Taking Me Back,"Fear of the Dawnis the fourth solo studio album from the founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, pressed to vinyl at Third Man Pressing, and released by Third Man Records.
1. Taking Me Back 2. Fear Of The Dawn 3. The White Raven 4. Hi-De-Ho (feat. Q-Tip) 5. Eosophobia 6. Into The Twilight 7. Dusk 8. What’s The Trick? 9. That Was Then, This Is Now 10. Eosophobia (Reprise) 11. Morning, Noon And Night 12. Shedding My Velvet
Between 1994 to 2001, Green Day would visit the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios in London four times and record live sessions for Radio 1’s “Evening Show” and its popular DJ Steve Lamacq. This compilation documents those sessions, and includes many of the band’s hits including “When I Come Around”, “Basket Case”, “Brain Stew/Jaded” and “Minority”.
GRAMMY-winning band Greta Van Fleet consists of 3 brothers – Josh Kiszka (vocals), Jake Kiszka (guitar) and Sam Kiszka (bass/keyboards) – as well as Danny Wagner (drums). Together, they have performed across multiple continents, sold over 3.5M records and 1M tickets worldwide. Their much anticipated 3rd studio album Starcatcher, produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile) and recorded at RCA Studios in Nashville, is set for release via Lava/Republic Records. Indie Exclusive White/Glitter LP.
Unlimited Love serves as the LA funk-rockers follow-up to 2016's The Getawayand their first with former guitarist John Frusciante since 2006's Stadium Arcadium. The 17-track double album is introduced by the meditative lead single "Black Summer." "It's been a long time since I made a new friеnd/ Waitin' on another black summer to end/ It's been a long timе and you never know when/ Waitin' on another black summer to end," Kiedis sings on the track's yearning chorus.
Drummer Chad Smith commented on the direction of the band's twelfth album, "John hasn't been in our group in 10 years. That's a long time. So of course it's going to sound different, but it's going to sound like the four of us because we do have this special chemistry together. It sounds like Red Hot Chili Peppers, but it's different and new, and to me that's great." John Frusciante adds, "When we got together to start writing material, we began by playing old songs by people like Johnny 'Guitar' Watson, The Kinks, The New York Dolls, Richard Barrett and others. Ever so gradually, we started bringing in new ideas, and turning jams into songs, and after a couple of months the new stuff was all we were playing. The feeling of effortless fun we had when we were playing songs by other people, stayed with us the whole time we were writing. For me, this record represents our love for, and faith in each other."
Exclaims longtime Red Hot Chili Peppers producer Rick Rubin, "Frusciante's back in the band and it's unbelievable. I [was invited to] the first rehearsal after John rejoined the band and it made me cry. It was so thrilling to see that group of people back together because they made such great music for so long together and it really hit me in an emotional way."
Released on “marbled white and whiskey brown” vinyl. With their 1990 major label debut, Pantera unleashes one of the most acclaimed and imitated records in the history of the genre. Upon it's release (and soon after unsuspecting fans took a gander at the band's take-no prisoners live shows), songs like the album's title track and "Cemetary Gates" helped Pantera to swiftly join America's pantheon of great heavy metal bands.
Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in Youis a sprawling double-LP exploring the deepest elements and possibilities ofBig Thief. To truly dig into all that the music of Adrianne Lenker, Max Oleartchik, Buck Meek, and James Krivchenia desired in 2020, the band decided to write and record a rambling account of growth as individuals, musicians, and chosen family over 4 distinct recording sessions. In Upstate New York, Topanga Canyon, The Rocky Mountains, and Tucson, AZ,Big Thiefspent 5 months in creation and came out with 45 completed songs. The most resonant of this material was edited down into the 20 tracks that make up DNWMIBIY, a fluid and adventurous listen. The album was produced by drummer James Krivchenia who initially pitched the recording concept for DNWMIBIY back in late 2019 with the goal of encapsulating the many different aspects of Adrianne's songwriting and the band onto a single record.
All four of these sessions, in their varied states of fidelity, style, and mood, when viewed together as one album seem to stand for a more honest, zoomed-out picture of lived experience than would be possible on a traditional, 12 song record. This was exactly what the band hoped would be the outcome of this kind of massive experiment. When Max's mom asked on a phone call what it feels like to be back together with the band playing music for the first time in a year, he described to the best of abilities: "Well it's like, we're a band, we talk, we have different dynamics, we do the breaths, and then we go on stage and suddenly it feels like we are now on a dragon. And we can't really talk because we have to steer this dragon."
The attempt to capture something deeper, wider, and full of mystery, points to the inherent spirit ofBig Thief. Traces of this open-hearted, non-dogmatic faith can be felt through previous albums, but here onDragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In Youlives the strongest testament to its existence.
1. Change 2. Time Escaping 3. Spud Infinity 4. Certainty 5. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You 6. Sparrow 7. Little Things 8. Heavy Bend 9. Flower of Blood 10. Blurred View 11. Red Moon 12. Dried Roses 13. No Reason 14. Wake Me up to Drive 15. Promise Is a Pendulum 16. 12,000 Lines 17. Simulation Swarm 18. Love Love Love 19. The Only Place 20. Blue Lightning
Follow-Up to 2018's Grammy-Winning By The Way, I Forgive You Recorded at Nashville's Historic RCA Studio A with Producers Dave Cobb and Shooter Jennings!
Brandi Carlilefollows up 2018's Grammy-winningBy The Way, I Forgive Youwith the new albumIn These Silent Days. The ten songs chronicle acceptance, faith, loss and love and channel icons like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Joni Mitchell – the latter two who, by some sort of cosmic alignment of the stars, have turned out to be close friends in addition to being her biggest heroes and inspirations.
Recorded once again at Nashville's historic RCA Studio A with producersDave CobbandShooter Jennings, the album features Carlile (vocals, guitar, piano), Tim Hanseroth (vocals, bass), Phil Hanseroth (vocals, guitar), Cobb (guitar, percussion) and Jennings (piano, organ, synth) as well as Chris Powell (drums, percussion), Josh Neumann (strings) and special guests Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius on backing vocals on the track "You And Me On The Rock."
Of the album, Carlile shares, "Never before have the twins and I written an album during a time of such uncertainty and quiet solitude. I never imagined that I'd feel so exposed and weird as an artist without the armor of a costume, the thrill of an applause and the platform of the sacred stage. Despite all this, the songs flowed through – pure and unperformed, loud and proud, joyful and mournful. Written in my barn during a time of deep and personal reckoning. There's plenty reflection...but mostly it's a celebration. This album is what drama mixed with joy sounds like. It's resistance and gratitude, righteous anger and radical forgiveness. It's the sound of these silent days."
Some forty years into one of music's most impactful partnerships,Tears For Fearshave arrived together atThe Tipping Point– the group's ambitious, accomplished and surprising first new studio album in nearly two decades. An inspired song cycle that vividly recalls the depth and emotional force of the group's earliest triumphs,The Tipping Pointis the bold, beautiful and powerful sound ofTears For Fearsfinding themselves together all over again. The Tipping Point sees Orzabal and Smith joined by longtime collaborator Charlton Pettus, along with producers and songwriters Sacha Skarbek and Florian Reutter.
"Before everything went so right with this album, everything first had to go wrong," says Roland Orzabal. "It took years, but something happens when we put our heads together. We've got this balance, this push-me-pull-you thing – and it works really well." Agrees Curt Smith: "If that balance doesn't work on a Tears For Fears album, the whole thing just doesn't work. To put it in simple terms, a Tears For Fears record and what people perceive to be the sound of Tears For Fears is the stuff we can both agree on."
"When you've known each other as long as we have, and have worked together as long as we have, there's a bond there that becomes familial. So, it's different from a friendship," Smith adds.
"And it's different from a marriage. It's literally like that's your brother. It's the kind of bond that you can't really break. It can fall apart at times. You separate for periods, which I also think is healthy, really. But in the end, we always seem to find each other again."
Lemonheads' seminal album 'It's A Shame About Ray', lovingly reissued for it's 30th Anniversary. Reissue includes a slew of extra material, including an unreleased 'My Drug Buddy' KCRW session track from 1992 featuring Juliana Hatfield, B-sides from singles 'It's A Shame About Ray' and 'Confetti', a track from the 'Mrs. Robinson/Being Round' EP, alongside demos. This reissue celebrates their prestigious fifth album, these deluxe bookback editions feature new liner notes and unseen photos. 'It's A Shame About Ray' had a considerable impact back in those heady, carefree days of '92, the record perfectly captures Dando's ability to effortlessly encapsulate teenage longing and lust over the course of a two-minute pop song. Singles such as 'My Drug Buddy' and the breezy perfect pop of the title track might stand out (plus the add-on of 'Mrs. Robinson' which later copies included), but the album's real strength lies in the tracks in-between; the truly fantastic 'Confetti' (written about Evan's parents' divorce), and the eye-wateringly casual acoustic cover of 'Frank Mills' (from the "hippie" musical Hair), a version that seems to resonate with every ounce of pathos and emotion felt for the lost 1960s generation. To hear Evan Dando sing lines like 'I love him/but it embarrasses me/To walk down the street with him/He lives in Brooklyn somewhere/And he wears his white crash helmet' is to truly appreciate how wonderful and tantalizing pop music can be. Then, there's the rush of insurgency and brattishness on the wonderfully truncated 'Bit Part'; the topsy-turvy 'Ceiling Fan In My Spoon'... this was male teenage skinny-tie pop music on a level with The Kinks, early Undertones, Wipers.
The Record is the debut album from the indie rock supertrio, Boygenius, consisting of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker & Lucy Dacus. Each of the three musicians have brilliant solo careers, so one could fear that a joint project would almost break under the massive expectations, but Baker, Bridges and Dacus have already proven their project's worth on their 2018 self-titled EP. With The Records Boygenius can present their first full-length studio album, which once again emphasizes their unpretentious and raw approach to music. These are three talents characterized by an authenticity and empathy rarely seen among young musicians today, and on their shared project, they manage to push their songwriting into new areas and towards new heights.
Popestar is the second EP by the Swedish rock band Ghost. It consists mainly of covers and was produced by Tom Dalgety. The EP was released on 16 September 2016, by Loma Vista Recordings. The band began the Popestar Tour of North America following its release.
30th Anniversary Edition of The Cure's best-selling, Grammy-nominated album 'WISH.' Newly remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios. Featuring the hit singles "High," "Friday I'm In Love," and "A Letter To Elise". Presented as a 2LP set in a single sleeve with a wide spine and 2 x Printed Inner bags.
Disc 1 -
1 Open (2022 Remaster)
2 High (2022 Remaster)
3 Apart (2022 Remaster)
- Disc 2 -
1 From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea (2022 Remaster)
Black Ice Translucent Vinyl. Mammoth Wvh is the debut, self-titled album of Mammoth Wvh - the band created by Wolfgang Van Halen. This collection includes the chart topping new single, "Distance" plus "Don't Back Down," "Epiphany," "Mammoth" and more.
At the beginning of 2015, Wolf broke ground on what would become Mammoth Wvh with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette [Alter Bridge, Slash] behind the board. Wolf began to embrace his voice, inspired by everyone from his father, to bands like AC/DC, Foo Fighters, Nine Inch Nails, TOOL, and Jimmy Eat World. In addition to writing and singing every song on the self-title debut album, remarkably Wolfgang plays every instrument. "The name Mammoth is really special to me." says Wolf. "Not only was it the name of Van Halen before it became Van Halen, but my father was also the lead singer. Ever since my dad told me this, I always thought that when I grew up, I'd call my own band Mammoth, because I loved the name so much."
My Morning Jacket - "My Morning Jacket" - [Orange Crush w/ Lemon Splatter 2 LP] On their new full-length, My Morning Jacket reaffirm the rarefied magic that has made them so beloved, embedding each song with moments of discovery, revelation & ecstatic catharsis. It comes after a near permanent hiatus for the band until performing four shows in summer '19 left them with a new energy. Jim James engineered/produced at 64 Sound in LA where the band spent weeks in intentional seclusion emerging with their self-titled 9th album. Indie Exclusive Orange Crush w/ Lemon Splatter 2LP.
Olivia Rodrigo - "GUTS" - 3-time GRAMMY® award winning recording artist olivia rodrigo will release her new album, GUTS, on september 8th via geffen records. Available to pre-order now. GUTS was recorded with producer daniel nigro, who also collaborated with her on SOUR, her chart-topping, 4x platinum debut album. "for me, this album is about growing pains and about trying to figure out who I am at this point in my life and exactly what I want to say in my songs." Indie Exclusive Lavender LP EXPLICIT