Maintaining unbelievable momentum in 2022 on a stratospheric ascent, the multiplatinum hip-hop phenomenon Yung Gravy presents his 3rd studio album, Marvelous. Featuring lead single “Betty (Get Money),” a reimagined version of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.” *Indie Exclusive Signed CD*
Earth Worship is a dance-forward, joyously layered collection of songs which work to dissolve the imaginary lines between the natural world and its inhabitants. It’s intricately sparkling beats, hushed yet hooky vocals and infectious melodic complexity. It’s love songs for and from the natural world. *Indie Exclusive LP*
Shivering with tension, Trouble the Water is an exciting and urgent call to come together and kick off – at once a reflection of, and a cathartic release from, volatile times. Show Me The Body continues to solidify a legacy of confronting and permanently shifting the rigid limitations of the hardcore genre.
The Hits 1 contains 16 of Prince’s best-known singles released between 1978 and 1993, along with two previously unreleased tracks: “Pink Cashmere” and Prince’s own rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which he had originally written for his protégé act The Family and had recently become a global hit as performed by Sinead O’Connor.
Palomino features the familiar bonding of the acclaimed Swedish folk duo’s unearthly harmonies to yearning, indelible country melodies. “Ready To Run” and “Nobody Knows” are particular highlights, and “Wild Horses II” joins their own immortal “Emmylou” in the top tier of country songs about country music.
Palm tap into a cosmic excess bound up in the elaborate vocal effects and electronically treated guitars that are slathered across their albums, reclaiming psychedelic music as more than just a dorm-room backdrop for getting stoned. Nicks and Grazes is dizzying and complex without losing sight of the progressive rigor that has guided the band since its beginnings.
Voices of Bishara is sculpted around timeless and deeply emotional music that contains masses of movement and exceptional harmonic depth and texture. It sweeps and soars through sound worlds, rich in musicality and always anchored by the deep doubling of cello and bass, and of course Skinner’s (Smile, Sons of Kemet) percussive magic.
Crossing genre lines as well as language barriers, Ivory showcases even greater musical diversity from the already boundless creator. Omar feels like he's just getting started. The artist who once called himself “just a kid from Indiana” is breaking new ground, abandoning all comfort zones, and never looking back.
Guided by the second wave of Black Metal and Melodic Death Metal scenes of 1990s Scandinavia, Phil “Landphil” Hall’sOv Mournful Twilight explores the dark corners of extreme music. Featuring Dave Witte (Municipal Waste) pummeling the drums and Mathias Lillmans’ (Finntroll) screeching vocals.
Already one of the most anticipated new albums of the year – is the follow-up to Japanese lo-fi trip-hopper Joji’s 2020 sophomore album Nectar. Featuring the worldwide hit single “Glimpse of Us,” which has gone Gold since its release in June 2022.
The Older I Get… surveys a range of emotion and offers a broad sonic palette, moving between pop punk, electro, and the obvious influence of the singer-songwriters he grew up listening to in early childhood. It conjures the ennui of Bright Eyes alongside the barefaced storytelling of John Prine, with the lackadaisical humor of Colleen Green, among many others.
Finland's Antipope return with their highly anticipated 6th album of melodic & progressive heavy metal. Rex Mundi, based on the 1200's Cathar Crusades, delivers 11 bold tracks deeply conceptual metal unrestricted by the confines of any singular genre. A depth and range of sound and variation rarely achieved in metal!
Debut Solo Album from Jerry Only of the Legendary Misfits! Features guest appearances by Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Mr. Bungle), Rob Caggiano (Anthrax, Volbeat) and more. *Limited Edition Black Ice/Red & Silver/White LP w/ Glow-in-the-Dark ink*
Debut album from Canadian ripper Triskelyon. From straight-up 80's thrashers like "Odessey (Blessed by Steel)", to the power metal laced "Find A Way", and more anthemic tracks such as "Hunger" and "Willful Ignorance", Downfall is sure to satiate even the most discriminating old-school and modern metal fan alike.
Four years after the success of the band’s breakout album Volta, Boogie Belgique is back with their blend of electronic music and jazz. Machine, their sixth album draws a parallel to the 1930’s both musically and politically. The album’s sound pays homage to the decade’s musical trends, such as the crooners, big bands, and swing.
Singer Jim Ward and longtime bassist Matt Miller made their self-titled album (20 years into the band) remotely with a cast of collaborators, including Thursday’s Tucker Rule and Geoff Rickly. It’s an anything goes vibe with some of Sparta’s classic post-hardcode and spitfire riffs screaming of hope and possibilities *Indie Exclusive White LP*
15 new and exclusive songs from the genre-defying (and defining) label. Featuring artists Jim O'Rourke, USA Nails, Psychic Graveyard remixed by the Osees' John Dwyer and many more. The Jesus Lizard's David Yow steps up as master of ceremonies backed by St. Louis' Yowie , laying down their first new music since the release of Synchromysticism.
Produced by Gabe Wax (Soccer Mommy, Crumb, Fleet Foxes), Save The Baby is an impressive, carefully made thing, unconcerned with positioning itself alongside Washington's long canon of grunge and indie rock staples. The sound is mature and the melodies are catchy and palatable without feeling hollow. Above all, it's fresh. *Indie Exclusive Butterbean LP*
Ocean Alley’s newest album, Low Altitude Living couldn’t arrive at a more perfect time. Filled to the brim with soaring vocals, fuzzy guitar, warm bass and timeless melodies, this album is sure to keep you warm as fall gets into full swing and you find yourself longing for summer once more. *Indie Exclusive Yellow 2 LP*
The sun sets over the ranch, a can of beer cracks, and an acoustic guitar wrangles the day's thoughts and memories into a semblance of order. During moments like these, songwriter Emily Nenni chronicles her life through delicate songcraft rife with honky-tonk spirit and spiked with just the right amount of soul. *Limited Autographed Edition*
Semblance is by turns contemplative, jittery, wistful, gentle, and generous. Nyquist’s voice—a svelte tenor that sits comfortably higher in pitch—leaps out of the speakers, alighting over the sturdy bass lines, guitar riffs, and drums he played himself. It offers a beguiling feeling the listener chases but never quite pins down. *Indie Exclusive Clear LP*
The Slow Flow half of the album and the music is "relaxing, like a leisurely walk in the park," whereas Dancer reflects the harpist’s connection with Africa and features South African vocal harmony band Africapella and singer Ayanda Nhlangothi. Together they defy genre with dancing harp, strong percussion and rhythm, and various orchestral instruments.
Back Home is a dramatic leap forward for the London-based Black feminist group, building on their tightly knit, lo-fi punk formula to bring forth a collage of blazing guitars, down tempo dance punk, and melancholic strings that evoke the full depth of the band’s expansive art punk vision. *Indie Exclusive Blue Seafoam Wave LP*
The Spirited Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new original music penned for the film by the Academy Award-winning duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land & The Greatest Showman) and performed by stars Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, Academy Award-winner Octavia Spencer, and more.
Inspired by old western film scores and vintage Latin American sounds, Hermanos Gutiérrez's new Dan Auerbach-produced album El Bueno Y El Malo takes listeners on a hypnotic and sensual instrumental journey through a haunted landscape where the haze of the desert meets the blue of a Kodachrome ocean. *Indie Exclusive Blue & White Opaque Marble LP*
Unshackled from the expectations and aesthetics of their already successful careers (includes members from My Chemical Romance, Thursday, Coheed & Cambria and Circa Survive), L.S. Dunes super-charge their heavy anthems with punk energy into a sound unlike anything that has come before it. Past Lives is an electrifying and emotional ride.
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