On their first new studio album in over 10 years Boys Like Girls returns with their infectious pop-rock sound that created the platinum singles “Two Is Better Than one” (feat. Taylor Swift), “Love Drunk” and “The Great Escape”. Complete with all the fun and bouncy hallmarks of their early sound with plenty of modern hooks.
Hawthorne delves deep, exploring the complexities of love and the raw emotions that accompany it. It's a captivating blend of dark, sexy, and moody vibes that will transport you straight into a smoky, art deco jazz club. For All Time is a celebration of a love that burns with intensity, leaving an enduring mark on the soul.
On Ascension, Kinsley catapults her vision of ethereal disco-kiss indie songs to new heights while teasing snippets of tracks with short, self-made videos and pulling back the curtain to document her process on socials. With more music to come, Sarah encourages fans to listen closer and stay along for the ride.
Spiritual Cramp exist in a strange vacuum somewhere between David Byrne's oversized suit and a bar fight between a bunch of drunk goons. The sounds borrow from the late 70's / early 80's working class rock and punk, which function on the upbeat, showcasing very bright guitars yet generating darker vocal rhythms and darker patterning.
Cold War Kids draws equally from the band’s blues-and-soul-driven sonic past as well as fresh forays into dance beats and ‘80s pop/rock. Their self-titled 10th album is full of high-minded, stylistically diverse songs referencing everything from Curtis Mayfield to the Pretenders and Elton John to Happy Mondays and Gang Of Four.
Celebrating In Utero’s 30th, the 2CD Deluxe Edition features the album newly remastered plus 14 previously unreleased live tracks from the ‘93/’94 In Utero tour. Each song is represented with a live performance from Los Angeles, Springfield, Rome, New York & Seattle plus two cover songs widely played throughout the tour.
This delicate album packs an emotional punch, showcasing McMahon’s skills not only as a songwriter and storyteller but as a wise guide for the busy and anxious modern mind. Another cliche, perhaps, but it’s true: these songs are an invitation to slow down, to listen, to observe, to accept, to exist among the madness of it all.
Peeping Tom is noise rock renaissance man Mike Patton's most accessible work since his days in Faith No More. The 11 track opus, featuring a lengthy and incongruous cast of guest performers. Includes contributions from Massive Attack, Kool Kieth, Bebel Gilberto, Amon Tobin, Dan the Automator, Kid Koala and Rahzel.
Chino Moreno (Deftones) and Shaun Lopez embrace atmospheric electronic textures, adorned with both intricate and minimalistic arrangements. The result is a tour de force showcasing the duo's ability to traverse contrasting emotions and eclectic musical styles delivering a truly magnificent body of work. Featuring EL-P and Robert Smith.
The latest offering from the crooning singer-songwriter, Bruno Major, is an introspective and observational take on his brand of soul-tinged pop – soothing, emotive and refined. The tempo is consistent, slow and chilled yet engaging, relaxing and comforting. Let’s take a ride.
Prince & The New Power Generation’s multi-platinum album, Diamonds And Pearls, dazzlingly remastered for the very first time by Prince’s original mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. The Deluxe Edition contains 28 audio tracks on 4 black 180 gram LPs, including 15 incredible remixes and B-sides from the era.
Blending their Satanic ideology with the irresistible sass and melody of classic '50s and '60s rock 'n' roll, the high priest and priestess of Satanic Doo-Wop have conjured up a delectable sonic ritual of vintage melodies, soulful vocals, and devilish lyrics that celebrates individuality, freedom, and rebellion against the rigid norms of both rock and mainstream society.
The Man From Waco saw the TX-based singer/songwriter reach dizzying new heights. On Nov 14th, 2022, Charley headed to Nashville, TN for his debut (and sold out) concert at the historic Nashville venue the Ryman Auditorium. These recordings capture the live energy and raw talent of one of modern music's best live performers.
Stringing together all the right elements for a stunning debut full-length—the warm embrace of Jack's familial acoustic goodness, a delicate combination of sun-drenched pop, and his most grippingly personal lyrics to date—Sucker For Sunsets is his most considered, compelling and elevated work yet.
Lightcrusher delivers a unique and intriguing blackened doom sound filled with originality and a fresh, modern take on the 6+ decade's old doom metal scene. While we await their upcoming third album, Moribund Records is proud to reissue the black metaller’s impressive 2018 debut album, available to a global audience for the first time.
The Golden Crystal Kingdom expands the Texas troubadour’s repertoire into the storied influence of electrified folk legends like Leon Russell and Link Wray. Emerson retains his diamond sharp storytelling while imbuing the work with a freewheeling rock aesthetic, creating an album as fun as his live shows and as cathartic as his early work.
Family Ties, Charles Wesley Godwin's third album and first with Big Loud, is a portrait of home, of relationships, of lessons learned and lived. Perhaps most exciting, the 19-track release showcases a tunesmith at the peak of his powers - melding melody with memories, workmanship with wisdom.
An industrial-heavy but bewitchingly melodic return sees chameleonic California alt-metallers In This Moment turning another page while also confirming, yet again, that the band’s reclusive, bohemian leader is both creative whirlwind and one of rock’s most powerful women.
An expansive yet intimate album that explores the Grammy-nominated artist's Oklahoma roots as well as his vast and varied confluence of musical and literary influences. Written and produced by Bryan himself, his new album is a raw and unfiltered communique from the songs' creator directly to the heart of his global audience.
Caught halfway between the honky-tonk saloon and the punk-rock dive bar, Lost at Sea is both eclectic and electric, making room for alt-country crunch, guitar-driven grit, and sharp songwriting from a musical Renaissance Man whose influences are every bit as wide-ranging as his punk, Americana, and modern-day guitar hero resumé.
Canada's new power thrash metal gods, Triskelyon, return delivering the stainless steel goods again on their highly anticipated second album. Artificial Insanityculminates in a varied album which delivers both pure thrash metal classics, hints of blackened melodic thrash, and enough power metal to bring back the 80's.
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