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New Release Round-Up 03-15-24

Kacey Musgraves - Deeper Well

Kacey Musgraves - Deeper Well - Interscope Records/MCA Nashville

The music on Deeper Well, the seven-time Grammy winner’s fifth album, is almost chimeric. Rolling acoustic guitars, puffy clouds of strings and synth, warm bass punctuations, layered harmonies, moments of Celtic melody and plenty of room on the tracks for Musgraves’ silvery vocals. On the bright, almost folky title track, the 30-something songstress surveys her life and priorities, recognizing what feeds her, drains her and even examines the childhood she’s left behind on her way to now.

Saturn returns, cardinals embody a dead friend, love is given and taken, streets rush by, belongings are packed and old chapters deserted, new love blooms, jade bracelets serve as talismans, deep lessons emerge, small details define everything, the woods are a refuge and New York City serves as the same gleaming beacon as Oz.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

The Black Crowes - Happiness Bastards [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]

The Dandy Warhols - Rockmaker [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black & Clear Color-In-Color LP]

Boeckner - Boeckner! [Limited Edition Orange LP]

Firewind - Stand United [Limited Edition Trans Natural/Black Marble LP]

Deadmau5 - > album title goes here < [Transparent Light Blue 2LP]

Noah Kahan - Cape Elizabeth [Aqua 12]

Tierra Whack - WORLD WIDE WHACK [Limited Edition Baby Blue LP]

21 Savage - american dream [2LP]

Muna - Saves The World [LP]

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE - Everything I Thought It Was [LP]

Joe Henderson - Power To The People [Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series LP]

DRAGONFORCE - Warp Speed Warriors [LP]

Eliza Mclamb - Going Through It [CD]

Scott Stapp - Higher Power [Solid Viola LP]

Alliance - Alliance

Gouge Away - Deep Sage [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Baby Blue / Black Mix LP]

Spoken - Reflection [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Ocean Floor 2 LP]

John Smith - The Living Kind [LP]

Necrophobic - In the Twilight Grey [LP]

Justin Moore - Greatest Hits [Red Smoke LP]

Charles Lloyd - The Sky Will Still Be There Tomorrow [2 LP]

Barbara Mandrell - Precious Memories: 20 Hymns and Gospel Classics

Pillar - One Love Revolution [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Flaming Orange LP]

CAKE - Pressure Chief [LP]

Coil - Moon's Milk (In Four Phases) [Transparent Orange 3LP]

Bas - We Only Talk About Real Shit When We're Fucked Up [Transparent Red 2 LP]

Brat - Social Grace [White w/ Pink Splatter LP]

Brian Scarborough - We Need The Wind

Shelly Manne & His Men - At The Black Hawk, Vol. 1 [Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series LP]




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UPCOMING RELEASES

The Vaccines - Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations

Fletcher - In Search Of The Antidote - Fletcher/Snapback Entertainment

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Kali Uchis - Orquídeas

Waxahatchee - Tigers Blood - Anti

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Kali Uchis - Orquídeas

Aoife O'Donovan - All My Friends - Yep Roc Records

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Kali Uchis - Orquídeas

Charlie Parr - Little Sun - SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS

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Kali Uchis - Orquídeas

Gary Clark Jr. - JPEG RAW - Warner

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New Release Round-Up 03-08-24

Nora Jones - Visons

Norah Jones - Visions - Blue Note

Visions is a vibrant and joyous 12-song set that finds Jones singing about feeling free, wanting to dance, making it right, and acceptance of what life brings. It’s the yang to the yin that was Pick Me Up Off The Floor, Jones’ last album of new original songs which was released early in the pandemic lockdown of 2020 and foreshadowed many of the dark emotions of that period. Indie Exclusive "Sun-kissed" Orange Blend LP. Alternate Cover Art.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Past Is Still Alive

Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Past Is Still Alive - Nonesuch Records

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s (aka Alynda Segarra, they/them), The Past Is Still Alive, is out now on Nonesuch Records. The record represents a new phase of beginning in Segarra’s lauded evolution as a storyteller. Created during a period filled with grief, when they found inspiration in radical poetry, railroad culture, outsider art, the work of writer Eileen Myles, and the history of activist groups like ACT UP and Gran Fury, discovering a stronger, singular style of writing that felt like a long-awaited revelation.

The album has been featured everywhere from NY Times (including a “primer” which they almost never do) to Vogue, to NPR and today it received an 8.3 Best New Music on Pitchfork. It’s currently got an 88 on metacritic, making it the 3rd best reviewed new release of the year.

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ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY...

Kali Uchis - Red Moon in Venus

Kali Uchis - Red Moon in Venus - Interscope/Geffen Records

We're still loving Kali Uchis' Red Moon In Venus on its one year anniversary on 03/03/24!

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Bleachers - Bleachers [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue 2 LP]

Ariana Grande - eternal sunshine [Alt Cover, Ruby LP]

Kim Gordon - The Collective [LP]

Moor Mother - The Great Bailout [LP]

Judas Priest - Invincible Shield [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red 2LP]

Nothing - Guilty Of Everything: 10 Year Anniversary Edition [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black Ice LP]

Bolis Pupul - Letter To Yu [LP]

Alice Cooper - Theatre Of Death - Live At Hammersmith 2009 [Red 2LP + DVD + Numbered Ticket]

Luke Grimes - Luke Grimes

Konradsen - Michael’s Book on Bears [LP]

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band - BRSB [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]

Myrath - Karma [Transparent Red LP]

Dion - Girl Friends [2 LP]

Various Artists - The Color Purple (Music From And Inspired By) [Purple 3LP]

Chris Rottmayer - Being

Chief Adjuah - Bark Out Thunder Roar Out Lightning [LP]

Azrael Raps Good X The Dirty Sample - Content

TRIAD - TRIAD

MØAA - Jaywalker [Transparent Blood Red LP]

Destruct x DJ Zole - Sharpshooters [LP]

Kill The Light - Death Melodies [LP]

The Rolling Stones - Live At The Wiltern [3 LP]

Xmal Deutschland - Early Singles (1981-1982) [Purple LP]

Anja Huwe - Codes [Oxblood LP]

Joywave - Brain Damage [Picture Disc Vinyl Single]

The Rhythm Method - Peachy [Peach LP]

Claude Bolling - Le Magnifique Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [2 LP]

Claude Bolling - Le Magnifique Pt. 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [2 LP]

Eladio Carrion - Sol Maria


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Kacey Musgraves - Deeper Well

Kacey Musgraves - Deeper Well - Interscope Records/MCA Nashville


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New Release Round-Up 03-01-24

Liam Gallagher & John Squire - Liam Gallagher & John Squire

Liam Gallagher & John Squire - Liam Gallagher & John Squire - Warner Records

Liam and John have been friends for years but when Liam invited John to join him on stage at Knebworth in 2022 it reignited a long-running ambition of writing and recording an album together. The demos were written at John's home studio in Macclesfield and then recorded with legendary producer, Greg Kurstin and mixed by Spike Stent. Joey Waronker (Atoms for Peace, Beck, R.E.M.) plays drums on the album.

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Mannequin Pussy - I Got Heaven

Mannequin Pussy - I Got Heaven - EPITAPH

Mannequin Pussy’s music feels like a resilient and galvanizing shout that demands to be heard. Across four albums, the Philadelphia rock band that consists of Colins “Bear” Regisford (bass, vocals), Kaleen Reading (drums, percussion), Maxine Steen (guitar, synths), and Marisa Dabice (guitar, vocals) has made cathartic tunes about despairing times. “There’s just so much constantly going on that feels intentionally evil that trying to make something beautiful feels like a radical act ,” says Dabice. “The ethos of this band has always been to bring people together.”

Their new album, I Got Heaven, which is out March 1 via Epitaph Records, is the band’s most fully realized recording yet. Over ten ambitious tracks which abruptly turn from searing punk to inviting alternative pop, the album is deeply concerned with desire, the power in being alone, and how to live in an unfeeling and unkind world. It’s a document of a band doubling down on their unshakable bond to make something furious, thrilling, and wholly alive.

Following the 2019 release of their critically acclaimed third album Patience, Mannequin Pussy returned in 2021 for their EP Perfect. They toured that release relentlessly and added guitarist Maxine Steen to the band’s official lineup. The band changed their entire creative formula, choosing to write together in the studio in Los Angeles with producer John Congleton , over slowly crafting tracks at home. “Everyone felt empowered to speak up about their own ideas to make this thing the best it could possibly be,” says Regisford.

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Pissed Jeans - Half Divorced [Limited Edition Spotify Green LP]

Yard Act - Where's My Utopia? [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]

Kula Shaker - Natural Magic [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tie-Dye Orange & Yellow LP]

Bruce Dickinson - The Mandrake Project [2LP]

Faye Webster - Underdressed At The Symphony [Faye Blue LP]

General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners - General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Silver Streak LP]

Jacob Collier - Djesse Vol. 4 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange 2LP]

Caravan Palace - Gangbusters Melody Club - Tan [Colored Vinyl] [180 Gram]

Master Peace - How To Make A Master Peace [Translucent Yellow LP]

Slayer - Reign In Blood [RSD Essential Clear w/Red Splatter LP]

Everything Everything - Mountainhead [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]

Shane Smith & the Saints - Norther [LP]

Amaro Freitas - Y'Y [LP]

Sheer Mag - Playing Favorites [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear w/Pearlescent Flo Orange Wisp LP]

Lang Lang/Gina Alice/Andris Nelsons/Gewandhausorchester - Saint-Saëns [2 CD]

New Years Day - Half Black Heart [Opaque Silver LP]

Albert Hammond  - Body of Work [2LP]

Vitamin String Quartet - VSQ Preforms Fall Out Boy [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Translucent Ruby LP]

Widespread Panic - Dirty Side Down [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP]

Various Artists - Eccentric Soul: The Tragar & Note Labels [Orange Marble 2LP]

Thunder - Live At Leeds [3LP]

Big Big Train - The Likes Of Us [2LP]

The Who - Live At Shea Stadium 1982 [3 LP]

Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans - Know What I Mean? (Original Jazz Classics Series) [LP]

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Caravan [Original Jazz Classics Series LP]

BrhyM - Deep Sea Vents [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Violet LP]

Various Artists - Priscilla (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [LP]

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes: Remastered 2023 [Deluxe Edition 3LP+7in]

The Glass Hours - The Glass Hours [LP]

Julian Lage - Speak To Me [Limited Edition Bone 2 LP]

Linkin Park - Lost Demos

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds [RSD Essential Coke Bottle Clear LP]


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UPCOMING RELEASES

Nora Jones - Visons

Norah Jones - Visions - Blue Note


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New Release Round-Up 02-23-24

STILL LISTENING TO...

Lil Peep - Cry Baby

Lil Peep Cry Baby

Lil Peep - Cry Baby - Death Note Music / The Orchard

Lil Peep - Crybaby 1st Press 45rpm - in interviews that followed the release of Crybaby, and even afterwards during press runs for HELLBOY as well as Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 1, one of the most consistently asked (and answered) questions that would be thrown at Peep usually teetered around the lines somewhat of "aye Peep, love what you've been doing with your past couple of projects man, but what's the deal with that massive Crybaby tattoo you got on your forehead?" - To which, he would typically answer, "I got the Crybaby tat to keep me grateful, to remind myself that even if I'm going through a lot, there are kids across the world that don't even have clean water or know when their next meal will be, so I got it to remind myself that I need to be grateful for what little I have, and to keep pushing through for those who can't." - With this context now surrounding the whole ethos of this project, it seems fitting that the whole mixtape essentially focuses on Peep's hopes, dreams, and overcoming the emotions that ever so powerfully bled through nearly every song on here one way or another. Whether it's through the haunting coke lines on "Lil Jeep" and the Radiohead-sampled "Falling 4 Me", or through the ambitious glimpse into the future that initially got him signed in the first place with the Smokeasac-produced signature track "Nineteen", he flips blatant samples and turns them into his own songs. For example, there's a borderline "Wonderwall' cover (and hear me out on this one) in the shape of "Yesterday," where he paints a bleak picture of getting out of a toxic environment with the chorus "Change my name, shave my head // Tell my friends that I'm dead, run away from the pain // Yesterday is not today, it's not the same," that winds up adding to the source material more often than it taking away anything. - More notably though perhaps, is that he never conveys a sense of giving up when singing/rapping about any of these topics, and that only aids the sense of triumph found in moments all throughout the record. While it may seem like Peep is promoting all of the wrong things, what people don't seem to realize is that he never condones it; it's almost as if he's telling the listener to not make the same mistakes as he did, which eventually led to his untimely death just over a year later.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

MGMT - Loss Of Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Jay Opaque LP]
Real Estate - Daniel [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Dume [2LP]

Glitterer - Rationale [LP]
Neil Young with Crazy Horse - Dume [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition 2LP + Litho]
Dust Bolt - Sound & Fury [White/Black Marbled LP]
I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME - GLOOM DIVISION [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Dreamsicle LP]
Prince - The Vault - Old Friends 4 Sale [LP]
June McDoom - With Strings EP [Crystal Clear Vinyl]
Corb Lund - El Viejo [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear with Black & White Splatter LP - Includes Autographed Postcard]
Reneé Rapp / Auli’I Cravalho - Mean Girls (Music From The Motion Picture)
Job For A Cowboy - Moon Healer [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Mick Mars - The Other Side of Mars [LP]
JJ Grey & Mofro - Olustee [LP]
Jazmin Bean - Traumatic Livelihood [Clear LP]v
Hurray For The Riff Raff - The Past Is Still Alive[Orange LP]
Mama Zu - Quilt Floor [Coke Bottle Clear LP]
Gracie Abrams - The Good Riddance Acoustic Shows (Live) [Magenta LP]
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - of the Last Human Being [Oxblood & Blood Red 2LP]
Laetitia Sadier - Rooting For Love [LP]
Allie X - Girl With No Face [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Mustard LP]
Ace Frehley - 10,000 Volts [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Remo Drive - Mercy [LP]
Rod Stewart with Jools Holland - Swing Fever [LP]
BTS - LOVE YOURSELF : 'Tear' [LP]
Amigo the Devil - Yours Until the War Is Over [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White/Black Swirl LP]
Various Artists - Bear's Sonic Journals: Sing Out! (Berkeley Community Theater, 4/25/1981)
Post Malone - The Diamond Collection [Metallic Silver 2 LP]
Art Pepper Quintet - Smack Up: Contemporary Records Acoustic Sounds Series [LP]
The Snuts - Millennials [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Various Artists - Street Fighter 6 (Original Soundtrack) [4LP Box Set]
TWICE - With YOU-th [Blast ver.]
Wynonna - Wynonna
Van Halen - Live: Right Here, Right Now (Box)
Natalie Jane - Where Am I? [White LP]
Olivia Dean - Messy (Uk)


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

Liam Gallagher & John Squire - Liam Gallagher & John Squire

Liam Gallagher & John Squire - Liam Gallagher & John Squire - Warner Records


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Mannequin Pussy - I Got Heaven

Mannequin Pussy - I Got Heaven - EPITAPH

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New Release Round-Up 02-16-24

Lil Peep - Cry Baby

Lil Peep Cry Baby

Lil Peep - Cry Baby - Death Note Music / The Orchard

Lil Peep - Crybaby 1st Press 45rpm - in interviews that followed the release of Crybaby, and even afterwards during press runs for HELLBOY as well as Come Over When You're Sober Pt. 1, one of the most consistently asked (and answered) questions that would be thrown at Peep usually teetered around the lines somewhat of "aye Peep, love what you've been doing with your past couple of projects man, but what's the deal with that massive Crybaby tattoo you got on your forehead?" - To which, he would typically answer, "I got the Crybaby tat to keep me grateful, to remind myself that even if I'm going through a lot, there are kids across the world that don't even have clean water or know when their next meal will be, so I got it to remind myself that I need to be grateful for what little I have, and to keep pushing through for those who can't." - With this context now surrounding the whole ethos of this project, it seems fitting that the whole mixtape essentially focuses on Peep's hopes, dreams, and overcoming the emotions that ever so powerfully bled through nearly every song on here one way or another. Whether it's through the haunting coke lines on "Lil Jeep" and the Radiohead-sampled "Falling 4 Me", or through the ambitious glimpse into the future that initially got him signed in the first place with the Smokeasac-produced signature track "Nineteen", he flips blatant samples and turns them into his own songs. For example, there's a borderline "Wonderwall' cover (and hear me out on this one) in the shape of "Yesterday," where he paints a bleak picture of getting out of a toxic environment with the chorus "Change my name, shave my head // Tell my friends that I'm dead, run away from the pain // Yesterday is not today, it's not the same," that winds up adding to the source material more often than it taking away anything. - More notably though perhaps, is that he never conveys a sense of giving up when singing/rapping about any of these topics, and that only aids the sense of triumph found in moments all throughout the record. While it may seem like Peep is promoting all of the wrong things, what people don't seem to realize is that he never condones it; it's almost as if he's telling the listener to not make the same mistakes as he did, which eventually led to his untimely death just over a year later.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

IDLES - TANGK [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Pink LP]

Jennifer Lopez - This is Me…Now [Evergreen LP]

Blackberry Smoke - Be Right Here [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Golden Birdwing LP]

Omni  - Souvenir [Silver Souvenir Swirl LP]

HEALTH - RAT WARS [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Ruby LP]

Crawlers - The Mess We Seem To Make [Blue Splatter Alternate Cover LP]

Grandaddy - Blu Wav [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Nebula LP]

San Fermin - Arms [LP]

Paloma Faith - The Glorification Of Sadness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]

Talk Show - Effigy [LP]

Mother Mother - Grief Chapter [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Coke Bottle Clear LP]

Chromeo - Adult Contemporary

Levitation Room - Strange Weather [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]

Earl Sweatshirt & The Alchemist - VOIR DIRE [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver LP]

Friko - Where We've Been, Where We Go From Here [LP]

Molly Lewis - On The Lips [Candlelight Gold LP]

Tate McRae - THINK LATER [LP]

Deadmau5 - 4x4=12 [Transparent Green 2LP]

Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy [LP]

Chelsea Wolfe - She Reaches Out To She Reaches Out To She [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cobalt Blue LP]

Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits: 10 Year Anniversary [Limited Edition Deluxe Cloudy-Effect Blue LP]

Bryn Terfel - Sea Songs

Das Damen - 1986: Keeps Me Wild [LP]

Elijah Wolf - Forgiving Season [LP]

Peter Dicarlo - The Other Side

Einar Solberg - The Congregation: Acoustic [2LP]

Melissa Errico & Stephen Sondheim - Sondheim In The City

Techno Animal - The Brotherhood of the Bomb: Reissue [Forest Green / Blood Red Combo 2LP]

Prince Royce - Llamada Perdida


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

UPCOMING RELEASES

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