• New Release Round-Up 05-18-18



    James Bay - Electric Light

    James Bay - Electric LightJames Bay - Electric LightJames Bay - Electric Light - Republic
    Following the success of his multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated debut album, Chaos & The Calm, James Bay releases his highly anticipated album, Electric Light, on via Republic Records. The album includes the single “Wild Love,” which recently entered Top 20 at Hot AC radio.

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    Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel - Mom & Pop Music
    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 un inching 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..

    Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard - Matador Records
    The fact that Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have thrived, rather than simply endured, over 17 years and delivered six albums of buzzy, sub-cultural significance, constitutes an impressive legacy. The challenge with album number seven is one that any successful band with integrity faces: how to safeguard that legacy and hold on to their identity without rehashing old ground (unthinkable), and also say something meaningful while (crucially) having fun doing it? With Sparkle Hard, Malkmus, Mike Clark (keyboards), Joanna Bolme (bass) and Jake Morris (drums) do exactly that. It’s light ’n’ breezy, head-down heavy, audacious, melancholic and reflective, goodtime and bodacious, and it pulls off the smartest trick: it’s both unmistakeably The Jicks and – due to the streamlining of their trademark tics and turns, plus the introduction of some unexpected flourishes (Auto-Tune! A fiddle! Guest vocalist Kim Gordon! One seven-minute song with an acoustic folk intro!) – The Jicks refashioned. If 2014’s Wig Out At Jag Bags balanced the lengthy prog workouts of Pig Lib with Mirror Traffic’s sparky pop moments, then Sparkle Hard bears less obvious direct relation to what’s come before. It also has turbocharged energy and enthusiasm by the truckload.

    Matt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs

    Matt Costa - Santa Rosa FangsMatt Costa - Santa Rosa FangsMatt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs - Dangerbird
    Santa Rosa Fangs is critically acclaimed California-based singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s new full-length, his first in five years. The album was produced by Peter Matthew Bauer (The Walkmen) and Nick Stumpf (French Kicks). The tale of Santa Rosa Fangs centers around a young woman named Sharon, her two brothers Ritchie and Tony, and their story of love, loss, and coming of age in a timeless yet contemporary California. It is replete with long distance love affairs and nostalgic romances woven through the loom of tragedy and time.

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    Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! - Rough Trade US
    Wide Awake! is New York’s Parquet Courts’ fifth record since their formation eight years ago. It’s also their most groundbreaking. It’s an album about independence and individuality but also about collectivity and communitarianism. Love is at its center. There’s also a freshness here, a breaking of new territory that’s testament to the group’s restless spirit. In part, this may be attributed to the fact that it’s produced by Brian Burton, better known as Danger Mouse, but it’s also simply a triumph of their songwriter’s art. The songs, written by Austin Brown and Andrew Savage, are filled with their traditional punk rock passion, as well as a lyrical tenderness, but are elevated to even greater heights by the dynamic rhythmic propulsion of Max Savage (drums) and Sean Yeaton (bass). Ultimately then the message contained in Wide Awake! is complex. “In such a hateful era of culture, we stand in opposition to that — and to the nihilism used to cope with that — with ideas of passion and love,” Brown says. For Savage, it comes back to the deceptively complex goal of making people want to dance, powering the body for resistance through a combination of groove, joy, and indignation, “expressing anger constructively but without trying to accommodate anyone.” “The most exhilarating exercise from New York’s reigning indie-rockers laureate since their legend-making “Stoned and Starving” – as if you didn’t already have reason enough to be on high alert for Wide Awake!” – Stereogum “An urgent, fantastic return that sees the band at the very top of their game, and more together than ever” – DIY Mag

    The Sidekicks - Happiness Hours

    The Sidekicks - Happiness HoursThe Sidekicks - Happiness HoursThe Sidekicks - Happiness Hours - Epitaph
    On May 18, Ohio-based band The Sidekicks will release their fifth album, Happiness Hours. Nearly three years in the making, Happiness Hours follows 2015’s critically acclaimed Runners in the Nerved World. Produced, engineered, and mixed by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile), Happiness Hours features some of the sunniest, most ebullient songs The Sidekicks have ever recorded—all ringing guitars, charging drums, and soaring vocals. That dynamic is more than apparent on the infectious lead single “Twins Twist,” which premieres today. With its warm harmonies and shining melody, bouncing groove and bittersweet lyrics, “Twins Twist” also reveals the more narrative-driven direction that The Sidekicks pursued in creating Happiness Hours. As vocalist/guitarist Steve Ciolek explains, those narratives reach squarely toward a kind of universal experience. “They are relative to my life, but they aren’t just about me,” says Ciolek, whose bandmates include drummer Matt Climer, guitarist/vocalist Toby Reif, and bassist/vocalist Ryan Starinsky. “Unlike when you’re a kid, when every song has to be about falling in love or breaking up—about me, me, me—you get to a point when you really want your art to be inclusive. You want everyone to be able to locate themselves somehow in your songs.”

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    Burn The Priest - Legion: XX - Epic
    RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, Burn The Priest, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe and the rest is global metal history. Guitarist Mark Morton says, "To truly understand the essence of the band BURN THE PRIEST, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY 'zines turned us onto new bands and regional scenes, and 'copy and paste' still implied a print shop and a glue stick." BURN THE PRIEST's self-titled debut album, released via Philadelphia-based Legion Records, documented what was, in essence, a primal punk band performing metal. Ultimately, as they grew in local popularity, the five-piece chose to stray away from their name to avoid being associated with satanic metal, choosing the name LAMB OF GOD. Morton continues, "As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals... we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band." As they enter their 20th year since releasing their first self-titled album as BURN THE PRIEST, the band will release a full-length covers album that reflects on the greatness of classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise - rock subgenres that contributed to what LAMB OF GOD - and indeed, the world - now view as modern heavy metal. As BURN THE PRIEST, the band presents Legion: XX featuring tracks originally performed by Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Bad Brains, Melvins, S.O.D., The Accused, Big Black and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos. The tracks are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept the band vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their formative years. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element. This LP version is 150g vinyl, Coke bottle color with white and black 'smoke.'

     



    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Quiet Slang - Everything Matters But No One Is Listening
    Ray LaMontagne - Part Of The Light
    Forest Swords - Forest Swords Dj-Kicks
    Ash - Islands
    Five Finger Death Punch - And Justice For None
    Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live
    Family of the Year - Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime
    The Sheepdogs - Changing Colours
    Otis Redding - Dock Of The Bay Sessions
    Trent Harmon - You Got 'Em All
    BTS - Love Yourself: Tear
    Deadpool 2 [Soundtrack]
    Lenny Kravitz - Greatest Hits
    Kelly Willis - Back Being Blue
    BOY - Acoustic Collection
    Ziggy Marley - Rebellion Rises
    Joan Armatrading - Not Too Far Away
    Jonny Greenwood - Bodysong.
    Bombino - Deran
    At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself
    Eternal Summers - Every Day It Feels Like I'm Dying...
    John Wesley Harding - Greatest Other People's Hits
    TT - LoveLaws


    & More .....

    Calpurnia - Greyhound/Louie [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition]
    Alice Merton - No Roots EP
    Phil Cook - Another Mother's Son








     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Snow Patrol - Wildness

    Snow Patrol - WildnessSnow Patrol - WildnessSnow Patrol - Wildness - Republic
    Since releasing their debut album in 1998, Snow Patrol has gone on to be one of the biggest acts in the world. With over 10 million global album sales, 1 billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum awards, 6 BRIT Award nominations, 1 GRAMMY nomination, 1 Mercury Music-Prize nomination, a massive and passionate fan base, the band is back with their 7th album, Wildness, out 5/25. Wildness follows Snow Patrol's 2011 record, Fallen Empires, and finds the group reuniting with longtime producer Jackknife Lee.

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    Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes

    Shawn Mendes - Shawn MendesShawn Mendes - Shawn MendesShawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes - Island
    Shawn Mendes to release highly anticipated self-titled album on 5/25 via Island Records. The album will include previously released tracks, 'In My Blood' and 'Lost In Japan.' Current single 'In My Blood' is quickly approaching Top 10 airplay at Top 40 and Hot AC radio formats. He will support the album with numerous media appearances, which will include a week-long residency on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' in June.

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    Xavier Rudd - Storm Boy

    Xavier Rudd - Storm BoyXavier Rudd - Storm BoyXavier Rudd - Storm Boy - Nettwerk Records
    Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Tom Speight) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, David Bowie, U2), Xavier Rudd's forthcoming album Storm Boy - his ninth studio album, and first solo album in six years - showcases his incomparable songwriting craftsmanship and is an impressive addition to his ever-growing legacy.

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  • New Release Round-Up 05-11-18



    New Releases 11 May 2018

    Arctic Monkeys - Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino - Domino
    Arctic Monkeys return with their new album, entitled ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’. Produced by James Ford and Alex Turner, the album was recorded in Los Angeles, Paris and London.

    Beach House - 7 - Sub Pop
    7 is our 7th full-length record. At its release, we will have been a band for over 13 years. We have now written and released a total of 77 songs together. Throughout the process of recording 7, our goal was rebirth and rejuvenation. We wanted to rethink old methods and shed some self-imposed limitations. In the past, we often limited our writing to parts that we could perform live. On 7, we decided to follow whatever came naturally. As a result, there are some songs with no guitar, and some without keyboard. There are songs with layers and production that we could never recreate live, and that is exciting to us. Basically, we let our creative moods, instead of instrumentation, dictate the album’s feel. For 7, we built a "home" studio, and began all of the songs there. At our best creative moments, we felt we were channeling some kind of heavy truth, and we sincerely hope the listeners will feel that. Much Love, Beach House

    Ry Cooder - The Prodigal Son - Fantasy
    Ry Cooder’s first new release in six years, The Prodigal Son, is all America, our spiritual, hopeful voices, our raw cries and our sly provocations, voiced through the songs of the Pilgrim Travelers, The Stanley Brothers, Blind Willie Johnson, and Ry Cooder himself.

    La Luz - Floating Features - Hardly Art
    Los Angeles has often been described as a “dream factory”--both a mecca where dreamers converge to pursue long-held aspirations, and a topography of hallucinogenic contradictions: enchanting tangerine sunsets diffused by smog, crystal-clutching spiritualists mingling with deep-pocketed narcissists, rows of scenic palms competing with garish billboards for commuters’ attention. It was against this backdrop that the four members of La Luz--singer/guitarist Shana Cleveland, drummer Marian Li Pino, keyboardist Alice Sandahl, and bassist Lena Simon--conceived of Floating Features, the band’s third studio album. For this, their most ambitious release yet, La Luz consulted landscapes both physical and psychological. 

    The National Reserve - Motel La Grange - Ramseur Rec.
    For nearly half a decade, The National Reserve has spent its' Friday nights lighting it up at a Brooklyn bar, winning over barflies with epic sets and remarkable breadth of songcraft and showmanship. Now, with their stunning new Ramseur Records debut, Motel La Grange, the band has captured every bit of that energy, emotion, and entertainment for all to hear.

     



    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    Charlie Puth - Voicenotes
    Simian Mobile Disco - Murmurations
    Luke Winslow-King - Blue Mesa
    Jerry Garcia - Before The Dead
    Glenn Frey - Above The Clouds: The Very Best Of Glenn Frey
    Las Rosas - Shadow By Your Side
    Marian Hill - Unusual
    John Mellencamp - Plain Spoken From The Chicago Theatre
    Richard Edwards - Verdugo
    Brent Cobb - Providence Canyon
    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland [Fuzz Club Version LP]
    Jess Williamson - Cosmic Wink
    The Sea And Cake - Any Day
    Gin Wigmore - Ivory
    Loreena Mckennitt - Lost Souls
    Mark Kozelek - Mark Kozelek
    Sevendust - All I See Is War
    Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By [2LP]
    RSO - Radio Free America
    Eminem - Revival [2LP]

    & More .....

    Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives Remixes Part 1 EP
    Mount Kimbie - Love What Survives Remixes Part 2 EP
    Bicep - Opal (Four Tet Remix)
    Crooked Teeth - Pastel EP
    Childish Gambino - This Is America
    Eleanor Tomlinson - I Can't Make You Love Me
    Celine Dion - Ashes (From Deadpool 2)







     

    UPCOMING RELEASES

    James Bay - Electric Light

    James Bay - Electric LightJames Bay - Electric LightJames Bay - Electric Light - Republic
    Following the success of his multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated debut album, Chaos & The Calm, James Bay is set to release highly anticipated album, Electric Light, on 5/18 via Republic Records. The album includes the single “Wild Love,” which recently entered Top 20 at Hot AC radio.

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    Matt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs

    Matt Costa - Santa Rosa FangsMatt Costa - Santa Rosa FangsMatt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs - Dangerbird
    Santa Rosa Fangs is critically acclaimed California-based singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s new full-length, his first in five years. The album was produced by Peter Matthew Bauer (The Walkmen) and Nick Stumpf (French Kicks). The tale of Santa Rosa Fangs centers around a young woman named Sharon, her two brothers Ritchie and Tony, and their story of love, loss, and coming of age in a timeless yet contemporary California. It is replete with long distance love affairs and nostalgic romances woven through the loom of tragedy and time.

    Early Listen Available Video Available



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    The Sidekicks - Happiness Hours

    The Sidekicks - Happiness HoursThe Sidekicks - Happiness HoursThe Sidekicks - Happiness Hours - Epitaph
    On May 18, Ohio-based band The Sidekicks will release their fifth album, Happiness Hours. Nearly three years in the making, Happiness Hours follows 2015’s critically acclaimed Runners in the Nerved World. Produced, engineered, and mixed by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile), Happiness Hours features some of the sunniest, most ebullient songs The Sidekicks have ever recorded—all ringing guitars, charging drums, and soaring vocals. That dynamic is more than apparent on the infectious lead single “Twins Twist,” which premieres today. With its warm harmonies and shining melody, bouncing groove and bittersweet lyrics, “Twins Twist” also reveals the more narrative-driven direction that The Sidekicks pursued in creating Happiness Hours. As vocalist/guitarist Steve Ciolek explains, those narratives reach squarely toward a kind of universal experience. “They are relative to my life, but they aren’t just about me,” says Ciolek, whose bandmates include drummer Matt Climer, guitarist/vocalist Toby Reif, and bassist/vocalist Ryan Starinsky. “Unlike when you’re a kid, when every song has to be about falling in love or breaking up—about me, me, me—you get to a point when you really want your art to be inclusive. You want everyone to be able to locate themselves somehow in your songs.”

    Video Available

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    For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

     

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  • Record Store Day (Weekend) was incredible!

    Record Store Day (Weekend) was incredible!

    RECORD STORE DAY WAS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER IN APRIL 2018!!!

    We scaled up our celebrations and took Record Store Day and made it last ALL WEEKEND with live music from ADDISON AGEN of NBC's "The Voice," RITUAL HOWLS from Detroit, OREO JONES' "Michael Raintree" project, and more! 

    On Saturday April 21st we opened early at 8am and let folks in the door 5 at a time to flip through ALL the limited-release exclusive vinyl available only on RSD. Yes, you got to see, touch, and smell each of the limited vinyl releases to know what ya really really wanted. There was free coffee for early birds, and goodie bags, door prizes, free concert ticket giveaways, and much much more as added-value items for RSD shoppers with our smartphone app!

    At Noon on our indoor stage we hosted live music from Nicholas Rowe (Columbus, OH), Chives, Mark Tester, David Peck, Evan Snyder, Rob Funkhouser, Duchess and the A-Squared Industries DJs! Beer for 21+ with ID was available from our friends from Average Joe's and Dogfish Head Brewing Company! 

    We were the official Record Store Day destination of WTTS 92.3FM, Dogfish Head Brewing Company, Klipsch Audio, Kolman Dental, and Warfleigh Barber! 

    Exclusives at Indy CD & Vinyl included a commemorative canvas tote bag with unique 2018 RSD / Indy CD & Vinyl artwork for the first 100 customers! 

    We were proud to be carrying exclusive releases from Romanus Records: there will be 2 KING GIZZARD "Polygondwanaland" LED records available on RSD (each record will come with a remote control, rechargeable battery and screen printed jacket) and 2 liquid-filled records as well, Crushed Out "Stay Wild Gator Child" & Turbo Fruits "Self Titled LP"!!! Holy cow, these were so rad!!! More info on these here, here, and here. We raised almost $300 for local charity Girls Rock Indy from raffling these records!!!

    BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! THE PARTY CONTINUED ON SUNDAY APRIL 22ND!

    On Sunday, Kolman Dental presented our huge outdoor music fest beginning at 10am! It was fun! It was free! It was all-ages and open to everyone!!! 

    Live music on our Kolman Dental / Klipsch Audio Stage featured ADDISON AGEN, star of NBC's "The Voice," RITUAL HOWLS, MICHAEL RAINTREE (Oreo Jones + DMA), RAZOR SHINES (ex-We Are Hex, Racebannon), KO, SARAH GRAIN, BROTHER O'BROTHER, COSMIC PREACHERS, and BYBYE! 

    Our beer garden was sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewing Company and Average Joe's! The food was provided by Kuma's Corner and Union Jack's Pub! We had a Kid Zone sponsored by Girls Rock Indy featuring face painting and games! 

    There were sales all day long inside the shop! And that's not all: beginning on Record Store Day our friends at HopCat are celebrating RSD all year long - by bringing in a receipt from Indy CD & Vinyl you will get free crack fries when you dine-in, year-round! 

    The Saturday schedule on our indoor stage was
    8am: doors open for all the exclusive releases & shopping 
    Noon: Evan Snyder 
    1pm: Nicholas Rowe 
    2pm: Duchess (DJ) 
    3pm: A-Squared Industries (DJ) 
    4pm: Rob Funkhouser 
    5pm: David Peck 
    6pm: Mark Tester 
    7pm: Chives 

    The Sunday schedule on our outdoor stage was
    9am: Doors open 
    10am: Shoobee Loo Music + Movement 
    11am: Mr. Daniel 
    Noon: Cosmic Preachers 
    12:50pm: Sarah Grain & The Billions Of Stars 
    1:40pm: KO 
    2:30pm: Michael Raintree (Oreo Jones + DMA) 
    3:20pm: Brother O Brother 
    4:15pm: Addison Agen 
    5:15pm: Bybye 
    6:10pm: Razor Shines 
    7:00pm: Ritual Howls

    THANK YOU FOR NOT MISSING THIS WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOVER EXCITING NEW AND LIMITED EDITION TITLES FROM HUNDREDS OF TALENTED ARTISTS AT INDEPENDENT RECORD STORES NATIONWIDE! 

    IN THE INCLUSIVE SPIRIT OF RECORD STORE DAY, THERE WAS TRULY SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE ON SATURDAY APRIL 21st and SUNDAY APRIL 22nd! 

    Record Store Day once again brought record stores into the spotlight, and shoppers back into thriving local businesses. Record stores are the perfect place to discover new musical loves, to re-discover old musical favorites, and to introduce new enthusiasts to the pure joy of music and of record collecting. 

    We receive photos all the time of serious record collectors posing with their young children and their favorite LPs. What they are really doing is creating the next generation of music lovers and continuing a tradition of sharing the gift of music with family and friends. 

    Record stores are the place to be! 


    More RSD coverage in the news:

    http://www.wishtv.com/indy-style/local-business-extends-record-store-day-to-record-store-weekend/1126917479

    http://do317.com/events/2018/4/21/record-store-day-at-indy-cd-vinyl

    https://www.nuvo.net/music/performances-for-indy-record-store-day/article_d4e0ce58-4265-11e8-a9f8-b38b9de8b40c.html

    https://www.ibj.com/blogs/19-property-lines/post/68454-indy-cd-vinyl-luna-music-square-cat-vinyl-others-to-celebrate-record-store-day?utm_source=property-lines&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=2018-04-19

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  • New Release Round-Up 01-26-18

     

    Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us

    Calexico - The Thread That Keeps UsCalexico - The Thread That Keeps UsCalexico - The Thread That Keeps Us - New West Records
    Over the past two decades, a strong sense of place has shaped the music of Calexico, infusing their albums with a stylistic unpredictability and richness of texture. While 2015’s Edge of the Sun brought the Tucson-bred band to the Mexico City borough of Coyoacán, their new full-length The Thread That Keeps Us mostly came to life in a house studio near the Northern California coast nicknamed “The Phantom Ship” by CALEXICO vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns and drummer John Convertino.

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    Hollie Cook - Vessel of Love - Merge Records
    Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent with charming charisma to craft her own dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Cook’s ability to continually surprise, delight, and progress solidifies her position as one of the most exciting voices in reggae, and this is crystal clear on her third full-length and Merge debut, Vessel of Love.


    Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin [LP] - Drag City
    Ty Segall goes all the way, flipping the Freedom coin to find passion, laughter and savagery on both sides. A head-spinning compendium of stompers, weepers, ballads, screamers, bangers and funker-uppers, all marking a different impasse, like a flag whirling into a knot, exploding and burning on contact, in the name of life and loathing and the pursuit of what you love.

    Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa - Black Coffee [Red LP] - J&R Adventures
    It's been 4 years since the critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated, and #1 Billboard Blues album Seesaw was released by Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa. They have reunited for Black Coffee - another collection of scorching interpretations of ten soul gems that pair Hart’s breathtaking vocals and Joe’s masterfully expressive playing. Featuring songs made famous by; Edgar Winter, Ray Charles, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Lucinda Williams and more. LP is 180g, red vinyl, and contains an exclusive bonus track.

    Nightmares On Wax - Shape The Future [2LP] - Warp Records
    One of the most influential artists of a generation and a long-standing member of the Warp Records family, Nightmares On Wax announces his new album Shape The Future. A perfect marriage of soul, hip-hop, dub and timeless club sounds that act as a salvo masterpiece of contemporary and classic genre-blending, brilliantly solidifying Nightmares On Wax place as an inspirational electronic music figurehead.

    Cornelius - Mellow Waves [LP] - Rostrum Records
    Acclaimed Japanese producer, composer, and recording artist Cornelius first proper studio album in over 11 years, featuring the singles If You're Here, Sometime / Someplace, and In a Dream. 180g black vinyl gatefold LP

    American Folk [Soundtrack]

    American Folk [Soundtrack]American Folk [Soundtrack]American Folk [Soundtrack] - American Folk Records
    American Folk is the soundtrack to the award-winning 2018 independent film, American Folk, starring Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth. In addition to both original compositions and classic folk song renditions by Purdy and Rubarth, the soundtrack includes John Prine's ''Some Humans Ain't Human'' and Jerry Garcia & David Grisman's ''Freight Train.''

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

     CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

    H.C. McEntire - Lionheart [LP]
    Steep Canyon Rangers - Out In The Open [LP]
    Django Django - Marble Skies [LP]
    Seth Macfarlane - In Full Swing [LP]
    Dream Wife - Dream Wife [LP]
    Jeff Lynne's ELO - Jeff Lynne's ELO: Wembley Or Bust [LP Box Set]
    Gord Downie - Coke Machine Glow [2LP]
    Gord Downie - Battle Of The Nudes [LP]
    Nils Frahm - All Melody [Vinyl]
    Craig David - The Time Is Now
    Mary Gauthier - Rifles & Rosary Beads [LP]
    Sarah Walk - Little Black Book [LP]
    Tribulation - Down Below [LP]
    Orphaned Land - Unsung Prophets And Dead Messiahs [2LP]
    Ben Miller Band - Choke Cherry Tree [LP]
    No Age - Snares Like A Haircut [LP]
    Sekel - Sekel [LP]
    Panic! At The Disco - All My Friends, We're Glorious: Death Of A Bachelor Tour Live [LP]
    Steve Hackett - Wuthering Nights: Live In Birmingham

    & More .....

    The Wood Brothers - Laughin' Or Crying - Single
    The James Hunter Six - Whatever It Takes - Single



     


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Music Releases 05-18-18

James Bay - Electric Light [LP]

James Bay - Electric Light [LP]

New Vinyl: $21.98
Video

Following the success of his multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated debut album, Chaos & The Calm, James Bay to release highly anticipated album, Electric Light, on 5/18 via Republic Records. Album includes current single “Wild Love,” which recently entered Top 20 at Hot AC radio & continues to gain traction. James will headline a SOLD-OUT US tour, which will launch on 3/25 in Seattle. Additionally, there will be multiple media appearances & performances to support the album, including a major look on SNL.

Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel [LP]

Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel [LP]

New Vinyl: $26.98
Video
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 un inching 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..
Matt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs [LP]

Matt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs [LP]

New Vinyl: $20.98
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Santa Rosa Fangs is critically acclaimed California-based singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s new full-length, his first in five years. The album was produced by Peter Matthew Bauer (The Walkmen) and Nick Stumpf (French Kicks). The tale of Santa Rosa Fangs centers around a young woman named Sharon, her two brothers Ritchie and Tony, and their story of love, loss, and coming of age in a timeless yet contemporary California. It is replete with long distance love affairs and nostalgic romances woven through the loom of tragedy and time.

Forest Swords - Forest Swords Dj-Kicks [2LP]

Forest Swords - Forest Swords Dj-Kicks [2LP]

New Vinyl: $33.98
!K7 are pleased to announce Forest Swords as the next curator of the ever essential DJ-Kicks series. Following acclaimed albums on Ninja Tune and Tri Angle, soundtrack and installation work, and remixes of the likes of Bjork, Barnes has curated a 25-track compilation that draws a line between inspirations, and his current peers.
The Sidekicks - Happiness Hours [LP]

The Sidekicks - Happiness Hours [LP]

New Vinyl: $19.98
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On May 18, Ohio-based band The Sidekicks will release their fifth album, Happiness Hours. Nearly three years in the making, Happiness Hours follows 2015’s critically acclaimed Runners in the Nerved World.

Produced, engineered, and mixed by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile), Happiness Hours features some of the sunniest, most ebullient songs The Sidekicks have ever recorded—all ringing guitars, charging drums, and soaring vocals. That dynamic is more than apparent on the infectious lead single “Twins Twist,” which premieres today.

With its warm harmonies and shining melody, bouncing groove and bittersweet lyrics, “Twins Twist” also reveals the more narrative-driven direction that The Sidekicks pursued in creating Happiness Hours. As vocalist/guitarist Steve Ciolek explains, those narratives reach squarely toward a kind of universal experience.

“They are relative to my life, but they aren’t just about me,” says Ciolek, whose bandmates include drummer Matt Climer, guitarist/vocalist Toby Reif, and bassist/vocalist Ryan Starinsky. “Unlike when you’re a kid, when every song has to be about falling in love or breaking up—about me, me, me—you get to a point when you really want your art to be inclusive. You want everyone to be able to locate themselves somehow in your songs.”

Ash - Islands

Ash - Islands

New CD: $11.98

Ash release their new album 'Islands' via Infectious Records.


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Movie Releases 05-18-18

Red Sparrow [Movie] - Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow [Movie] - Red Sparrow

New Blu-Ray: $34.99
Jeff Beck - Still On The Run - The Jeff Beck Story [Blu-ray]

Jeff Beck - Still On The Run - The Jeff Beck Story [Blu-ray]

New Blu-Ray: $21.98

Jeff Beck is one of the most innovative and original guitar players of the rock ‘n’ roll era. Never content to rest on his laurels, he is always experimenting with new techniques, new musical styles and new collaborators. “Still On The Run – The Jeff Beck Story” follows his career from early days learning guitar solos with his friend Jimmy Page, through the Yardbirds, the Jeff Beck Group and his multifaceted solo albums. Beck’s fascination with both guitar music and hot rods is explored through interviews at home and in his workshop and his musical journey is illustrated through contributions from many of his fellow musicians and colleagues including Eric Clapton, David Gilmour, Jan Hammer, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, Slash, Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and more.

Bonus Features
Five previously unreleased tracks from Jeff Beck’s performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007: 1) Eternity’s Breath 2) Freeway Jam 3) Nadia 4) Led Boots 5) Blue Wind

Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live [Blu-ray]

Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live [Blu-ray]

New Blu-Ray: $24.98

On British Blues Explosion Live, Joe Bonamassa pays homage to legendary British guitarists Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page with his stunning performance of their blues-rock classics. Recorded at Greenwich Music Time at The Old Royal Naval College in London in July, 2016. The 5 piece band included Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (keyboards), Anton Fig (drums) and Russ Irwin (rhythm guitar/backing vocals). PBS Pledge campaign running early March. Bonus features include; 2 extra tracks, fan footage and photos.

I Kill Giants [Movie] - I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants [Movie] - I Kill Giants

New Blu-Ray: $29.97

From the acclaimed graphic novel comes an epic adventure about a world beyond imagination. Teen Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe, The Conjuring 2) is the only thing that stands between terrible giants and the destruction of her small town. But as she boldly confronts her fears in increasingly dangerous ways, her new school counselor (Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy) leads her to question everything she’s always believed to be true. I Kill Giants is an intense, touching story about trust, courage and love from the producers that brought you Harry Potter.

Wonderstruck [Movie] - Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck [Movie] - Wonderstruck

New DVD: $14.98

In director Todd Haynes’ WONDERSTRUCK, Ben & Rose are children from two different eras who wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he never knew, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.


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