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Barnett, Courtney "Tell Me How You Really Feel" Red Vinyl - $22.99
Comes out May 18th, 2018. Choose a format below - Indie Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl, Deluxe CD (comes with a 24 page book), regular CD, and cassette. The Grammy and Brit nominated Courtney Barnett returns with her second album - ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel.’ It follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit’, and a recent top 10 collaborative record, 'Lotta Sea Lice', with Kurt Vile. One of the most distinctive voices in music, Courtney is known for mixing witty observations with unflinching self-assessment - fast forward to now and although all of the cleaver turns of phrase and an eye for story telling are still there; this new collection of songs see a more serious and outwardly tone capturing the current social landscape yet still retaining moments of intimacy and warmth. As the world becomes more familiar with Courtney Barnett these songs feel comforting and emphatic yet that raw energy and the ability to make the listener think still remain. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Okkervil River “In The Rainbow Rain” Limited color LP - $18.99
Comes out April 27th 2018. The group’s most immediate album to date. On it, bandleader Will Sheff makes a startling left turn from the their critically-lauded and inward-looking 2016 album Away, crafting an exuberant declaration of hope. In place of Away’s somber strings and acoustic textures, In the Rainbow Rain is full of dazzling color, spattered with starbursts of electric guitar, big blooms of synth, and a chorus of backing vocals. It’s a buoyant and playful record, but also open and emotionally vulnerable. Sheff says, “I wanted to make a record where a sense of kindness felt encoded into the music.” For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra "Sex & Food" PINK vinyl - $16.99
Comes out April 6th 2018. Where are we headed? What are we consuming, how is it affecting us, and why does everything feel so bad and weird sometimes? These are some of the questions posed on Ruban Nielson's fourth album as Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Sex & Food. Recorded in a variety of locales from Seoul and Hanoi to Reykjavik, Mexico City, and Auckland, Sex & Food is a practical musical travelogue, with local musicians from the countries that Neilson and his band visited pitching in throughout. Sex & Food is the most eclectic and expansive Unknown Mortal Orchestra release yet, from the light-footed R&B of "Hunnybee" to the stomping flange of "Major League Chemicals." "If You’re Going to Break Yourself" and "Not in Love We're Just High" chronicle the effects of drugs and addiction on personal relationships, while the lyrics "Ministry of Alienation" drip with modern-day paranoia like the silvery guitar tones that jewel the song's structure. The modern world, and all the thorny complications that come with living in it, loomed large on Ruban's mind while making Sex & Food. Though he's not afraid to get topical throughout, as evidenced on the surprisingly boisterous "American Guilt" or the roomy-disco medication-meditation "Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays". For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Czukay, Holger "Cinema" retrospective 5LP Box - $139.99
Comes out March 23rd The set includes five chronological LPs, featuring previously unreleased music and Czukay’s collaborations with Brian Eno, Jah Wobble, and many more artists. It additionally includes a “vinyl video,” which is made from a system that makes it possible to store video footage on vinyl. The DVD is a film that was made for German television in the 80's starring Holger as the main character, he also made the soundtrack for this movie. Includes 5 x 12" Vinyl LP box + DVD + Vinyl Video + booklet + download code For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
A Place to Bury Strangers "Pinned" Vinyl - $15.99
Comes out April 13th 2018. A couple of years ago, A Place to Bury Strangers were in search of a new drummer. Lia Simone Braswell, an L.A. native, had recently moved to New York, and was playing drums in shows around Brooklyn "just to keep her chops up." As it turned out, APTBS bassist Dion Lunadon caught one of those shows and, after seeing her play, was moved to ask her if she'd want to come to a band practice sometime. For well over a decade now, A Place to Bury Strangers-Lunadon, founding guitarist/singer Oliver Ackermann, and, officially, Lia Braswell-have become well known for their unwavering commitment to unpredictable, often bewildering live shows, and total, some might say dangerous volume. This April marks the release of Pinned, their fifth full-length and an album that finds them converting difficult moments into some of their most urgent work to date. It's their first since the 2016 election, and their first since the 2014 closing of Death By Audio, the beloved Brooklyn DIY space where Ackermann lived, worked, and created with complete freedom. There are searing meditations on truth and government-led conspiracies ("Execution"), as well as haunting, harmonized responses to the tensions of our current political climate ("There's Only One of Us"). It all opens with "Never Coming Back," a frightening crescendo of group vocals, vertiginous guitar work, and Lunadon's unrelenting bass. It's a clear and honest statement of intent, not just for everything that follows, but for this band as a whole. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Wye Oak 'The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs" colored vinyl - $21.99
Comes out April 6th 2018. Limited-edition, indie-only. Single LP on beige and blue “half-and-half” vinyl (“sand and sky vinyl”) in same packaging as standard LP. Includes coupon for full download. Limited to 2,500 worldwide. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Makeness "‘Loud Patterns" Yellow Vinyl - $15.99
Comes out April 6th 2018. It's the contrasts that stand out in Makeness' (aka Kyle Molleson) music. Crafting tracks which make a virtue of disparate influences, Kyle manages to pull off something difficult: making tirelessly-crafted songs which sound loose-limbed and to-the-point. His debut album, Loud Patterns, is the fullest example of this yet. On the one hand, it's noticeably indebted to house and techno; there are 4/4 rhythms, and a no-nonsense directness which nods to the likes of Omar-S and Theo Parrish. On the other hand, those dance floor structures are a vehicle for a wider spectrum of sounds. Channeling avant-garde experimentalism and an outsider's interest in pop, he embraces the distance between those two poles. The music on the album manages to deftly flit between his different interests. Coarse, discordant squeels repeatedly pierce the opening title track, softened by the chorus' sweetly-sung vocals. Elsewhere, 'Who Am I To Follow Love' sketches a goofy-pop aesthetic - with wobbly synth-notes and clattering percussion - as backdrop for endearing vocal harmonies. And in 'Rough Moss', there’s a proper, face-melting club banger. With driving, non-stop drums and a squirming bassline, it's the bedrock for cacophonies of noise: distorted, strummed guitar chords, laser-beam synths and blasts of hiss. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Middle Kids "Lost Friends" limited lavender vinyl - $18.99
Comes out May 4th Limited-edition lavender LP. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Amen Dunes "Freedom" Forest Green vinyl - $16.99
Comes out March 30th 2018. Limited-edition, indie-only Forest Green vinyl available. On every album, Damon McMahon aka Amen Dunes has transformed, and Freedom is the project's boldest leap. The themes are darker than on previous Amen Dunes albums, but it's a darkness sublimated through grooves. The music, as a response or even a solution to the darkness, is tough and joyous, rhythmic and danceable. It's a sound never heard before on an Amen Dunes record, but one that was always asking to emerge. Eleven songs span a range of emotions, from contraction to release and back again. 'Blue Rose' and 'Calling Paul the Suffering' are pure, ecstatic dance songs. 'Skipping School' and 'Miki Dora' are incantations of a mythical heroic maleness and its illusions. 'Freedom' and 'Believe' offer a street tough's future-gospel exhalation, and the funk-grime grit of 'L.A.' closes the album, projecting a musical hint of things to come. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
David Byrne "America Utopia" LP - $19.99
Comes out March 19th 2018. American Utopia fits hand-in-hand with Byrne's vision for his series "Reasons To Be Cheerful," named for the song by the late Ian Dury. American Utopia morphed during the writing and recording process, beginning with longtime collaborator Brian Eno, and eventually growing to include collaboration with producer Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, King Krule, Sampha, Savages) alongside a diverse cast of creative contributors including Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never), Jam City, Thomas Bartlett (St. Vincent producer, aka Doveman), Jack Peñate, and others. The album was recorded in New York City at David's home studio, Reservoir Studios, Oscilloscope, XL Studios, and Crowdspacer Studio and in London at Livingston Studio 1. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Tracey Thorn "Record" Indie red vinyl - $21.99
Comes out March 2nd 2018. Limited-edition, indie-only. Single LP on translucent red vinyl. Includes coupon for full download. Limited to 1,000 in the US. “Nine feminist bangers,” Tracey Thorn joked when asked to describe her first solo album of entirely original material in seven years. Resplendent in Ewan Pearson’s unashamedly glittering electro-pop production, Record will be released on March 2, 2018. “I think I’ve always written songs which chronicle the milestones of a woman’s life,” she says. “Different ages and stages, different realities not often discussed in pop lyrics. If 2010’s Love and Its Opposite was my mid-life album—full of divorce and hormones—then this album represents that sense of liberation that comes in the aftermath, from embarking on a whole new ‘no fucks given’ phase of life.” On Record, the synth-driven tracks arrive and leave with a punchy sub-three-minute directness. The album packs an eloquent punch. As ever, the personal has often been political in Tracey Thorn’s work. Across four decades, her songs and writing have offered up a clear-eyed woman’s view of the immediate world around her, from the acerbic teen love songs of her first early ’80s band Marine Girls through sixteen years as one-half of articulate multimillion-selling duo Everything But The Girl, to her recent acclaimed memoirs and journalism. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Soccer Mommy "Clean" indie exclusive ultra clear LP - $19.99
Comes out March 2nd 2018. Limited-edition, indie-only clear vinyl available. Soccer Mommy is the project of twenty-year-old Sophie Allison, a Nashville native. She cut her teeth in her local DIY scene, going to shows and hanging out with other musicians, though she kept her own songwriting secret. All that changed the summer before Allison left for college. She bought a Tascam digital recorder and began to experiment with production, pushing the quality and craft of her songs to new heights. A buzz began to grow around her Bandcamp recordings, leading to live shows and eventually a record deal, with 2017’s critically acclaimed bedroom-recorded compilation Collection. “I realized that I could do this full-time,” says Allison. “It was either quit school now and do it, or stop growing as an artist. It was now or never.” For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Titus Andronicus "A Productive Cough" Peak Indie Vinyl LP - $26.99
Comes out March 2nd 2018. Limited-edition, indie-only. Single LP on blue and gray swirl vinyl. Includes bonus 7” with “(I’m) Like a Rolling Stone” on black vinyl in a stock white paper sleeve. Includes coupon for full download. Limited to 3,000 worldwide. For local pickup - use the discount code "LOCAL" when checking out and we will have it ready for pickup at the shop on release day.
Blaze Foley "The Lost Muscle Shoals Recordings" LP - $15.00
A reissue of the album recorded by Blaze Foley in 1984. A joint release with Lost Art. Recorded with Muscle Shoals studio musicians in 1984, the album was never distributed due to “some trouble with the law” resulting in the confiscation of most of the 500 copies originally pressed. These recordings find Blaze in a rare studio setting performing ten of his well-known compositions including the apparently timeless resistance song, Oval Room, originally written with Ronald Reagan in mind. The outstanding production values and musicianship breathe fresh air into these classic Blaze compositions. The original recordings have been digitally mastered by Austin engineer Mark Hallman.
Stick Men With Ray Guns "Grave City" LP - $16.00
Black vinyl, 2nd pressing.

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