Indie Exclusive Releases
Internationally renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli releases breathtaking new album, Believe, celebrating the power of music to soothe the soul. It follows his record-breaking ‘Music for Hope’ performance at Easter from Milan’s historic Duomo cathedral. Features classic favorites, a previously unreleased track from late Italian composer Ennio Morricone, Gratia Plena (from acclaimed film Fatima), duets w/ Alison Krauss & Cecilia Bartoli. Limited Indie Exclusive CD w/ Autographed Booklet!
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Grammy nominated Shawn Mendes returns with his fourth studio album Wonder, the follow up to 2018’s platinum Shawn Mendes. Includes the first single, also entitled “Wonder” and 13 other tracks recorded over the course of 2020. “Wrote an album. It’s called “Wonder”. it really feels like a piece of me has been write down on paper and recorded into song. I tried to be as real and as honest as I’ve ever been. It’s a world and a journey and a dream and an album I’ve been wanting to make for a really long time.” Limited Edition Indie Exclusive CD w/ Autographed Booklet!
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In 2018, Margo Price claimed her rock star status at the Mother Church of Country Music. She was headlining the Ryman Auditorium for the first time ever, in a sold-out run of three nights that she had admittedly spent more time planning than her wedding. Now, Margo revisits the career-changing residency with the release of a new live album, Perfectly Imperfect at The Ryman. With special guest appearances from Jack White, Emmylou Harris & Sturgill Simpson! Limited Indie Clear w/ Red Splatter 2LP.
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For the past ten years, San Francisco rock / post-metal luminaries Deafheaven have built one of the most compelling discographies in metal, one that has challenged both the modus operandi and perceptions of the genre. Each critically acclaimed release widened the scope of their particular views of what rock and metal can be. Set to embark on a world tour earlier this year to celebrate their 10th anniversary, Deafheaven had to switch gears when COVID canceled all gatherings across the world, instead teaming with longtime producer Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden studios to bring the show they planned to perform in a studio sessions format. 10 Years Gone includes the first song they ever wrote in "Daedalus" from Demo, which also serves as the first single released from this album, along with fan favorites like 'Dream House' and 'Vertigo' that have an added power in this setting.
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Young Marble Giants one and only album Colossal Youth celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. This special edition reissue includes the titular album as well as songs from Salad Days, Is The War Over, the "Final Day" single and their Testcard EP alongside a live DVD of their last ever show at Hurrah in New York in 1980.
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With touring paused, Billie Joe Armstrong got to work. He said, "While we’ve all been in quarantine I’ve been reflecting on the things that matter the most in my life. Family, friends and of course music. I figure if we have to spend this time in isolation at least we can be alone together." No Fun Mondays started by releasing a new cover every Monday on YouTube, now all 14 covers will now be in one place available on CD and Vinyl to be released on November 27th. The track list includes "I Think We're Alone Now," "That Thing You Do" & more.
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10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition includes original album plus 9 bonus tracks and new liner notes
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With his wonderful new album Stardust, Luka Kuplowsky makes a refreshing argument for the relevance of acoustic music as a place to hold thought; an open space to place impeccably chosen words, ideas, and images. A young songwriter with a calm, conversational delivery and an effortless, un-showy grasp of poetry; Kuplowsky humbly picks up the same threads of inquiry that did Cohen, asking the big questions about love, meaning, and consciousness. Musically, Stardust triangulates between Hejira and Late for the Sky, finding connections between the purity of simple melody and the tangled modulations of jazz. Luka Kuplowsky makes a music of contemplation, a music alive to the everyday possibilities of epiphany and revelation, an unhurried music that moves with the gentle and curving rhythms of thought. - Tamara Lindeman (The Weather Station)
Vinyl: $299.98 PRE ORDER
The Glitz; The Glamour' is a 35-year retrospective of Perry Farrell's life, music and art that looks into his world outside the works of Jane's Addiction and Porno For Pyros, to focus on 68 tracks worth of Perry's Alt-Rock rarities and heart-pounding artistic explorations.
This Boxset firmly puts Perry's stake in the ground as the "Godfather of Alternative Rock" and includes several first-ever offerings including the self-titled post punk EP, PSI COM on 180 gram half-speed vinyl. The collection also includes Song Yet To Be Sung, Satellite Party, Kind Heaven, plus heart-pounding remixes from UNKLE, Maceo Plex, Groove Armada, and more. It also includes rare collaborations including Starcrawler, Taylor Hawkins, John Frusciante, Flea, Nuno Bettencourt, Dave Navarro, Peter DeStefano, Etty Lau Farrell, Peter Hook of New Order and a posthumous collaboration with the great Jim Morrison.
Specifically curated for passionate alt-rock music fans and audiophiles. It includes an impressive NINE half-speed 180 gram 12" Vinyl records, a Blu-Ray containing cutting-edge Dolby ATMOS mixes for audiophiles, a full-color hard-cover of photographic memoirs, two pieces of original art from Zoltar, downloadable exclusives, and more.
The boxset includes the following items: -Psi Com 5 Song EP - 1x 180g black vinyl -Kind Heaven - 1x 180g pink vinyl -A Song Yet To Be Sung - 2x 180g yellow vinyl -Satellite Party - 2x 180g teal vinyl -The Remixes & Collaborations - 2x 180g red vinyl -Rarities and B-sides - 1x 180g black vinyl -1 x Blu-ray featuring the Kind Heaven record mixed in Dolby Atmos with 3 x new Atmos tracks from the remix record -Photographic Memoirs hardback book -2 x Limited edition Zoltar prints -1x ZOLTAR designed bandana/face covering
Sylvan Esso -"WITH" : In November 2019 Sylvan Esso staged a unique new tour called WITH. Through seven shows in four select cities, the group presented their music like never-before; collaborating with some of their favorite musicians to create an experience that was totally memorable. The sold-out shows took place in iconic venues like LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall, NYC's Beacon Theatre, Nashville's Ryman Auditorium and ended in their hometown at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Indie Exclusive Double LP
My Echo' is my 11th solo album. It's my 'my songs knew I was getting divorced before I did" album. My conscious mind was trying as hard as I could to keep my family together but my subconscious mind was working on the difficult struggles in my marital life. I was part of a 'Secret Poetry Group' that met and wrote poems monthly for a year during the writing of this record. Many of my poems turned into songs for this album. By the time the album was being mixed last fall, my ex-husband/producer Tucker Martine and I had decided to go our separate ways. We were a great musical team for many years but we struggled to be compatible in our marriage and family life and that struggle is reflected in this album.
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The newest chapter for Dirty Projectors is a sequence of five four-song EPs. Each EP features lead vocals by a different band member including Maia Friedman, Felicia Douglass, Kristin Silpp and Dave Longstreth. The final EP features vocals by all members. Each song collection is strikingly different from the next, but true to itself: Maia's Window Opens is acoustic and folky; Felicia's Flight Tower is super future, both soulful and electronic. Kristin's Earth Crisis is cut-up orchestral collage - looped, pitch-shifted, digitally deconstructed - and Dave's Super Joao is four-track bossa nova. Ring Road, the final EP, recapitulates everything with a classic full-band Dirty Projects sound.
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Mamalarky spent two years working on their self-titled debut album (out via Fire Talk on November 20th). Raw and cerebral, the LP looks to a range of influences from their collective musical nerdiness. ''We might have a vocal melody that sounds like the lead steel guitar from Santo & Johnny, played over production that aims to be noisy and weird like Deerhoof or Sheer Mag, all the while steeped in the greats like Stevie Wonder or The Four Seasons,' explains Livvy. The album itself was cobbled together in a mix of DIY ways: home recordings with Livvy s roommate Joey Oaxaca (White Reaper, Mo Dotti), singles with Daniel McNeill (White Denim) and a final wrapping-up with engineer Jim Vollentine (Spoon, Skating Polly). The result is an album that s as musically fun and explorative as it is catchy and sweet. Or as Mamalarky puts it 'We want to provide an experience that's exploratory and trippy, but far removed from the problematic and corny psych stereotypes carried out by all those 60s dude bands.'
Originally released in 1988 on Oh Boy Records, John Prine’s own independent label, John Prine Live was his very first LIVE album. It was taped mostly during a three-day stint at The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA. Tracks include performances of "Angel from Montgomery" featuring guest vocals from Bonnie Raitt, "Souvenirs," "Sam Stone," “Hello In There” and many more. For the first time since the original vinyl pressing in 1988, Oh Boy Records has repressed John Prine Live on 2 LPs to be released 11/20/2020
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The World Only Ends When You Die is a cinematic psych folk opera about someone who finds themselves incapable of coping with a new uncertain reality that followed a near death experience. Under a spell of mixed wisdom by several “trickster guides” hailing from the future, this confused person leaps back into the world of the dead only to spend a hero’s journey climbing out, returning to this strange existence of America in 2020.
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Single LP on coke-bottle clear with yellow swirl vinyl, includes 7.5" square "blotter paper" print in same jacket as standard edition. Full album download included.
In the fall of 2019, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner had a unique idea: In lieu of going on what would become an economically disastrous tour, he would invite the band to Nashville to make a record as a way to provide them with similar financial support and realize something tangible in the process. Each band member was tasked with choosing one song for the band to cover, and leading the recording session to completion each day. Wagner says, “My idea was to see what might happen if I removed myself from the process as much as possible. In doing so, what surfaced would be elements that have always been there but maybe got overshadowed by my songwriting and approach.”
Recorded December 2–7, 2019, at Battletapes in Nashville, TN, and produced, engineered, and mixed by Jeremy Ferguson (with the exception of “Reservations” which was co‐mixed by Ferguson and Matthew McCaughan), TRIP sounds like a culmination of the band’s older work and current work. There’s a looseness and freedom that recalls their older sound mixed with a group sophistication and innovation derived through the process of playing together for so long. The title TRIP refers to the circumstances surrounding its creation and the endeavor of “touring” itself. “It also seems to describe a life in music and the situations we created in our life as a band over the years,” Wagner adds. “It’s been a trip…”
Recorded in Helsinki, Paris & NY, Hey Clockface is the latest Elvis Costello & Sebastian Krys Production, following their collaboration on Elvis Costello and The Imposters GRAMMY-winning album Look Now. Hey Clockface also features contributions from Bill Frisell, Nels Cline and Steve Nieve. “I wanted the record to be vivid, whether the songs demanded playing that was loud and jagged or intimate and beautiful,” Costello said of the project’s emotional and dynamic range. Indie Transparent Red 2LP in gatefold jacket packaging.
In the late 1970’s Athens, Georgia was buzzing with a raw but sophisticated music scene. Traditional southern rock had been the Georgia musical export for years before but the turn of the decade began producing new sounds from bands like the B-52’s, REM and Alt Rock luminaires, Pylon.
Before they were a band, Pylon were art-school students at the University of Georgia: four kids invigorated by big ideas about art and creativity and society. Pylon was less a band, however, and more of an art project, which meant they had very specific goals in mind as well as an expiration date. While their time together as a band was short lived (1979-1983), Pylon had a lasting influence on the history of rock and roll. Throughout their brief history, they were able to create influential work that would help foster the post-punk and art-rock scene of the early 80s.. Artists like R.E.M., Gang of Four, Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, Interpol, Deerhunter and many more claim inspiration from the band.
In 1980 the band released its first record, Gyrate and began touring across the country in support of the release. The band would soon develop a following across the country and specifically in the bustling music scene in New York City. One of their earliest gigs was opening for the Gang of Four in the big apple. Following the critical acclaim of their debut release, Pylon went back into the studio. While in the studio they gleefully pulled their songs apart and put them back together in new shapes, revealing a band of self-proclaimed non-musicians who had transformed gradually but noticeably into real musicians. The resulting album, Chomp was barely off the press when Pylon were booked to open a run of dates for a hot new Irish band called U2 (after previously playing two arena shows with them in the month leading to the album release). Most bands would have jumped at the opportunity, but Pylon were skeptical. At a critical point in the life of Pylon, they opted to become a cult band rather than stretch their defining philosophy too far.
“We fully intended Pylon to be an almost seasonal thing that we were gonna do for a minute and then get on with our lives,” says Curtis Crowe, drummer for the band. “But it just never went away. It still doesn’t go away. There’s a new subterranean class of kids that are coming into this kind of music, and they’re just now discovering Pylon. That blows my mind. We didn’t see that coming.”
New West Records is proud to partner with Pylon to reissue Chomp and Gyrate back into the masses. Beautifully remastered from the original audio sources and pressed on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years.
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For his new album, Without People, Donovan Woods explains: “Anything but protest music feels out of place right now. In the middle of a pandemic, as the truth of our environmental devastation sinks in, in the thick of protests reshaping our thoughts on policing and crystallizing the reality of white supremacy at work in all corners of our society, it feels silly to write about relationships. I was thinking about that when the title Without People came to me. It made me think about the intrusion of real life, other people’s needs and opinions into our internal worlds. It made me think about life as a series of lessons that all seem to be about learning to cope without people you love. And it made me think about how beautiful the world could be without us, and how we’re perhaps the first generation to consider that notion as a real possibility. All in all, I think the record sounds like the times it was made in. Turbulent and lonesome.”
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The Great Dismal, NOTHING’s new full-length album explores existentialist themes of isolation, extinction, and human behavior in the face of 2020’s vast wasteland. Closing in on the band’s ten-year mark, frontman Domenic Palermo finds himself stringing together songs of misanthropic tales of Philadelphia with a refined and refreshed take on NOTHING's classic sound. “The Great Dismal refers to a swamp, a brilliant natural trap where survival is custom fit to its inhabitants,” Palermo states. “The nature of its beautiful, but taxing environment and harsh conditions can’t ever really be shaken or forgotten too easily.” The ever progressive NOTHING keeps true to their chaotic outlook on life, keeping a keen eye to avoid repetition. With a radical cast of talented contributors such as harpist Mary Lattimore, classical musician Shelley Weiss, and singer/songwriter/producer Alex G., The Great Dismal showcases yet another essential side of the band’s trademark American Post-Shoegaze.
COLORED VINYL LP: Two 140 Gram GRAY LPs, Transparent Inner Sleeves, 16 Page 12”x 12” booklet, Gatefold Jacket
Letter To You is Bruce Springsteen’s new studio album with the E Street Band, and is a rock album fueled by the band's heart-stopping, house-rocking signature sound. Recorded at his home studio in New Jersey, Letter To You is Springsteen’s 20th studio album, and is his first album including the E Street Band since 2012’s High Hopes and their first performances together since 2016’s The River Tour.
“I love the emotional nature of Letter To You,” says Springsteen. “And I love the sound of the E Street Band playing completely live in the studio, in a way we’ve never done before, and with no overdubs. We made the album in only five days, and it turned out to be one of the greatest recording experiences I’ve ever had.”
Letter to You includes nine recently written Springsteen songs, as well as new recordings of three of his legendary, but previously unreleased, compositions from the 1970s, “Janey Needs A Shooter,” “If I Was The Priest,” and “Song For Orphans.” Springsteen is joined on Letter To You by Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Garry Tallent, Stevie Van Zandt, Max Weinberg, Charlie Giordano and Jake Clemons. The album was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen, mixed by Bob Clearmountain and mastered by Bob Ludwig.
Peak Vinyl LP: Double LP pressed on metallic gold vinyl same packaging as standard 2-LP. Includes coupon for full download.
There is always water.
In flowing rivers, in falling raindrops, in waves that will tear us to pieces, in ice cold glasses toasting the living and the dead. Water can carve away at mountainsides over eons, or come crashing over the city in an instant. Animals, fugitives, loners, and crumbling signs of life swim through the depths of the Mountain Goats’ Getting Into Knives, due October 23 via Merge. Like an eight-foot swell of blades, John Darnielle, Matt Douglas, Peter Hughes, and Jon Wurster ground the songs in the impermanence of permanence and the certainty of uncertainty, the casual and subtle threat that everything will come to an end.
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"Cost of Sacrifice" is Chamber's debut full-length after the 2019 EP "Ripping / Pulling / Tearing" in which Revolver says "They keep at a rapid-fire pace throughout, leading a bunch of disparate parts to one unified, perfectly crushing, breakdown." Revolver has also said of the band that they are "one of the most technically pugnacious hardcore bands around."
Lean On Me marks Avi Kaplan’s first new music since his acclaimed debut EP, I’ll Get By. This Limited Edition Indie Exclusive 4-song EP is released especially for devoted fans, featuring alternate song content on black vinyl with a special mountainside etching on Side B. The lead track is Avi’s cover of the Bill Withers’ song “Lean on Me”. Withers’ is one of Avi’s musical inspirations and Avi’s cover has become fan-favorite track; available physically for the first time.
With 30 years under their belt, The Bouncing Souls are here a historic act in the punk rock world. The NJ natives have over 10 full-length studio albums as well as multiple EP's and compilation albums with other acts including Hot Water Music, The Mezingers, and Anit-Flag. The band has toured the world both on headlining and anniversary tours as well as major festivals including those in Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. "Volume 2" is a collection of the Souls hits spanning their three-decade career only re-imagined in new forms including "Hopeless Romantic", "Gone", and "Argyle".
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On White Bronco, Action Bronson’s 2018 release, he rapped “my next album’s only for dolphins,” and the principled MC is nothing if not true to his word. Thus, “Only For Dolphins”, out this fall on Loma Vista. A Queens legend, respected for his idiosyncratic pen and vivid raps, Bronson is a decade into his career and still deepening his skillset. With “Only For Dolphins” he wants to take the listener on a tour of his creativity. Welcome to his world. Indie Edition Clear Cassette w/ Yellow Leader.