• New Release Round-Up 10-16-20

    Tom Petty - Wildflowers & All the Rest

    Tom Petty - Wildflowers & All the Rest - Warner Records
    Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the 1994 album by Tom Petty. Contains the original album (remastered) with 15 tracks spread over two LPs. LP 3 contains All The Rest, the 10 songs from the Wildflowers sessions that were left off the album, five of which are previously unreleased.

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    Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Pressure

    Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Pressure - Spinefarm
    Singer/guitarist Tyler Bryant wrote "Crazy Days" to help him deal with the insanity that is 2020. There were zero plans to have it be the lead-off single for a fourth album, Pressure, whose 13 blues-infused, timeless rock songs create a full-circle journey that both embraces and distracts Guest vocals include Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke. and Rebecca Lovell of the duo Larkin Poe.
    Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown Virtual ConcertFor their only show of 2020 the band wanted to put together a little something special, A one-of-a-kind virtual concert on Oct 16th featuring songs from Pressure, as well as some Shakedown favorites. Click Here For Details.

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    various artist - Blue Note Re:imagined

    Various Artists - Blue Note Re:imagined - Blue Note Records
    Legendary labels Decca Records and Blue Note have joined forces for Blue Note Re:imagined; a brand-new collection of 16 classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents. Representing a bridge between the ground-breaking label’s past and future, the project features contributions from a rollcall of internationally acclaimed jazz, soul and R&B acts including Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes, Steam Down, Skinny Pelembe, Emma-Jean Thackray, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei and Brit Award-winning Jorja Smith.

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    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Original Soundtrack)

    The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Original Soundtrack) - Decca
    Relive the soundtrack from "The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners" VR zombie experience. The gripping complete collection brings to life the horrifying journey through walker-infested New Orleans. This 2-CD set features 56 Bayou-inspired songs and compositions by Michael David Peter & Joshua Mosely, with muddy re-imaginings of songs like "When The Levee Breaks", "In The Pines" and "When The Saints Go Marching In". Immerse and ask yourself: are you a saint or a sinner?  Also available on Red/Green/Clear Smoke colored 3LP with Alternative Cover



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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    beabadoobee - Fake It Flowers
    The Struts - Strange Days
    Tommy Lee - Andro
    BTS - SKOOL LUV AFFAIR: Special Addition
    Pluralone - I Don't Feel Well
    Japandroids - Massey Fucking Hall
    Jeremy Ivey - Waiting Out The Storm
    Cordovas - Destiny Hotel
    Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison
    Autechre - Sign
    Helena Deland - Someone New
    Eagles - Live From The Forum MMXVIII
    Kevin Morby - Sundowner
    Katie Melua - Album No. 8
    Steep Canyon Rangers - Arm In Arm
    Woodkid - S16
    NCT - NCT - The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt. 1 [The Future Ver.]
    Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight
    Pixies - Hear Me Out / Mambo Sun [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 12in Vinyl Single]
    Sasha Sloan - Only Child
    Various Artists - Def Jam Forward



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    UPCOMING RELEASES

    Gorillaz - Song Machine, Season One

    Gorillaz - Song Machine, Season One - Warner Records
    Song Machine, Season One is Gorillaz’ newest concept which started in January 2020, releasing brand new material episodically - as and when it happens – and has continued throughout the year.  The ongoing and ever-evolving process has seen our favourite characters joined by an expanding roster of collaborators captured live in Kong Studios and beyond. The result is an expansive collection of 17 tracks embracing a myriad of sounds, styles, genres and attitudes from a breath-taking line-up of guest artists including Beck, Elton John, Fatoumata Diawara, Georgia, Kano, Leee John, Octavian, Peter Hook, Robert Smith, Roxani Arias, ScHoolboy Q, Slaves, Slowthai, St Vincent and 6LACK, as well as CHAI, EARTHGANG, Goldlink, Joan As Police Woman, JPEGMAFIA, Moonchild Sanelly, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Skepta and Tony Allen. 

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  • New Release Round-Up 10-09-20

    Touche Amore - Lament

    Touche Amore - Lament - Epitaph
    Touche Amore has been burrowing through angst, alienation, cancer, and heartbreak throughout four adored studio albums. After over a decade of working through darkness, the band’s gorgeously gruff fifth album, Lament, finds the light at the end of the tunnel. Through 11 songs, TOUCHÉ AMORÉ looks back at its past and uses hard-won optimism to point its fans toward light, and love.

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    John Lennon - GIMME SOME TRUTH. THE ULTIMATE MIXES.

    John Lennon - GIMME SOME TRUTH. THE ULTIMATE MIXES. - Capitol
    GIMME SOME TRUTH. THE ULTIMATE MIXES. is the definitive new best of John Lennon – 36 tracks on four 180-gram LPs completely remixed from the original master tapes, giving these classic songs a new life for generations to come and sounding better than ever before. Lift-off lid box contains 4LPs, 8 page booklet, fold-out double-sided poster, 2 post cards and GIMME SOME TRUTH. bumper sticker.

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    Brothers Osborne - Skeletons

    Brothers Osborne - Skeletons - EMI Nashville
    Brothers Osborne release their third studio album, Skeletons. They are 2x CMA Award winners for Vocal Duo Of The Year and winners for the 2018 ACM New Artist of the Year. With 12 new tracks, including current hit- "All Night". Brothers Osborne's two previous albums Pawn Shop and Port Saint Joe produced seven singles that charted on the Hot Country Songs chart and included #1 Platinum single, "Stay A Little Longer".

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    Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition

    Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition - Warner Records
    Released in October 2000, Linkin Park’s groundbreaking debut album ​Hybrid Theory​ is a melting pot of heavy alternative rock, hip-hop and electronic flourishes that inspired a new genre of music and a generation of dedicated fans, who continue to be loyal followers of the band. Additionally, the band’s sound influenced many young bands who related to the intense and emotional musical style. ​Hybrid Theory​ was the best-selling album of 2001 in the US and has since exceeded 11 million album sales in the US, qualifying for the rare Billboard “Diamond” award. Hybrid Theory’s​ success was supported by intensive touring, and three successful singles: “One Step Closer,” “Crawling,” and “In The End.” The band won their first Grammy Award for “Crawling” as Best Rock Performance. To celebrate 20 years since the original release, ​Hybrid Theory: 20th Anniversary Edition ​will be released this week. The flagship format is a super-deluxe edition box set that includes unreleased and hard-to-find material on CD, vinyl and DVD. The box set also includes a lavishly illustrated 80-page book with contributions from the band and many previously unseen photographs, plus a replica tour laminate, an oversize poster of Chester Bennington, and 3 lithographs of new artwork supplied by Mike Shinoda, Joe Hahn and Frank Maddocks (the art director on the original release, and this anniversary edition).

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    Kacey Musgraves - The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show

    Kacey Musgraves - The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show - MCA Nashville
    All the comedy, music, and memorable moments from the spectacular “Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show” available on CD and beautiful, White Vinyl!

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    Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love: Remastered

    Tears For Fears - The Seeds Of Love: Remastered - Mercury
    The Seeds Of Love is the third studio album by Tears For Fears. The album was released in September 1989, entering the UK Album Chart at no.1 and would be certified Platinum by the BPI within three weeks. In the US, the album peaked at no.8, and was also certified Platinum. The album also reached the top ten in various other countries around the world. The album contained the Singles: Sowing the Seeds, Woman in Chains, Advice for the Young at Heart and Badman’s song, upon release it was seen (and still is) as one of the greatest albums of the 80’s. This Deluxe edition contains not only the original album, but a new 5.1 mix by Steven Wilson which was done in conjunction with Roland Orzabal, as well as all the relevant B-Sides, alternate mixes and around 60 minutes of previously unheard demos and live rehearsals. The set is housed in a shoe box style box (similar to the other 2 releases) with an extensive booklet, with new interviews by Super Deluxe editor Paul Sinclair with the band and other players on the album. It also contains the tour programme of the era as well.

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    North Americans - Roped In

    North Americans - Roped In - Third Man Vinyl
    Patrick McDermott began his North Americans project with two albums: 2013’s No_No, and 2015’s Legends. Both records were dense affairs, with blocks of sound shifting and moving like melting glaciers to create a gorgeous, impenetrable, collection of digital drones. Though they sounded nothing like what would come a bit later, both records showcased McDermott’s understanding of mood and composition. On 2018’s Going Steady, McDermott blended his love of American Primitive guitar playing with playful pieces that never overstayed their welcome. He also began collaborating with a wide range of artists: from Julianna Barwick to guitar prodigy Hayden Pedigo, as well as Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi, and more. Now, two years later, McDermott is releasing Roped In, a gorgeous, intimate, and often spare album that pulls back from the collaborative nature established on Going Steady for a collection of fragile drone pieces anchored by McDermott’s intricate but direct guitar playing and haunting pedal steel work from Portland, Oregon’s Barry Walker. Where Going Steady was brimming with ideas and micromovements, Roped In is relatively sparse, built on patience and the kind of once-in-a-lifetime collaborative energy between McDermott and Walker, and accented by occasional collaborations from harpist Mary Lattimore and guitarist William Tyler. “I wanted to focus on the simplicity of the music,” McDermott says. “I didn’t want to be beholden to this massive goal of [making music] to see how progressive and experimental it could be. I was attempting to cherish the pureness of this type of music.”

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    ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

    Juice WRLD - Legends Never Die
    Travis - 10 Songs
    Five Finger Death Punch - A Decade Of Destruction, Vol. 2
    Lewis Del Mar - August
    Buffalo Tom - Birdbrain
    Black Pumas - Black Pumas: Deluxe Edition [Gold/Black & Red Splatter 2LP+7in]
    METZ - Atlas Vending
    The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me [Deluxe Edition Box Set]
    Mrs. Piss - Self-Surgery
    Future Islands - As Long As You Are
    Doves - The Universal Want
    Twin Peaks - Side A EP [Limited Edition Pink 10in Vinyl]
    Bahamas - Sad Hunk
    Lupin - Lupin [Limited Edition Red LP]
    Yo La Tengo - Sleepless Night EP [Vinyl]
    Ultravox - Vienna [Deluxe Edition: Half Speed Master]: 40th Anniversary
    Groove Armada - Edge Of The Horizon
    Roisin Murphy - Roisin Machine
    Loudon Wainwright III - I'd Rather Lead A Band
    The Doors - Morrison Hotel: 50th Anniversary
    Blue Oyster Cult - The Symbol Remains


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Music Releases 10-16-20

Tom Petty - Wildflowers & All the Rest [3LP]

Tom Petty - Wildflowers & All the Rest [3LP]

New Vinyl: $39.98
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The 3 LP edition contains the original 1994 Wildflowers album (remastered) with 15 tracks on two LPs. LP 3 contains All The Rest, the 10 songs from the Wildflowers sessions that were left off the album, 5 of which are previously unreleased.

beabadoobee - Fake It Flowers [LP]

beabadoobee - Fake It Flowers [LP]

New Vinyl: $18.98
beabadoobee has navigated the world of global touring, viral fame and musical creation to work towards a dazzling debut album. 'Fake It Flowers' is a testament to this. Bea adopts a mature sound, where her familiar warm, fuzzy lo-fi lies between strings & melodies, bringing the raw honesty of her DIY roots into a new era.
Various Artists - Blue Note Re:imagined [2 LP]

Various Artists - Blue Note Re:imagined [2 LP]

New Vinyl: $35.98
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Legendary labels Decca Records and Blue Note have joined forces for Blue Note Re:imagined; a brand-new collection of 16 classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents.Representing a bridge between the ground-breaking label’s past and future, the project will feature contributions from a rollcall of internationally acclaimed jazz, soul and R&B acts including Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Mr Jukes, Steam Down, Skinny Pelembe, Emma-Jean Thackray, Poppy Ajudha, Jordan Rakei and Brit Award-winning Jorja Smith, whose version of St Germain’s Rose Rouge is released June 9th.
The Struts - Strange Days

The Struts - Strange Days

New CD: $13.95   $12.95
The Struts’ new album, Strange Days, will be released on October 16th. The band, who had not been together since February, all received COVID-19 tests before moving into producer Jon Levine's home. Sleeping on couches and air mattresses, the rock project was written and recorded with urgency: 10 songs in 10 days! Features Albert Hammond Jr (The Strokes), Robbie Williams, Tom Morello and Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott & Phil Collen. With a cover of KISS’ “Do You Love Me”. Mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer.
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Pressure [Red LP]

Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown - Pressure [Red LP]

New Vinyl: $29.98
Video

Singer/guitarist Tyler Bryant wrote "Crazy Days" to help him deal with the insanity that is 2020. There were zero plans to have it be the lead-off single for a fourth album, Pressure, whose 13 blues-infused, timeless rock songs create a full-circle journey that both embraces and distracts Guest vocals include Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke. and Rebecca Lovell of the duo Larkin Poe. Red LP.

BTS - SKOOL LUV AFFAIR: Special Addition

BTS - SKOOL LUV AFFAIR: Special Addition

New CD: $47.98   $43.18

Photo Book, Photo Card (8 versions, Random), CD (1 ea), DVD (2 ea). All sales count towards Soundscan and the US Billboard Charts, as well as the Korean Hanteo and Gaon charts.  

Pluralone - I Don't Feel Well

Pluralone - I Don't Feel Well

New CD: $11.98   $10.98

Amidst the backdrop of a global pandemic, political unrest, and wildfires

raging across the western United States, Josh Klinghoffer hunkered down and found the inspiration to complete the sophomore album for his latest project, Pluralone. The release, aptly titled "I Don't Feel Well," comes on the heels of Pluralone's critically acclaimed debut album, "To Be One With You." In some ways, "I Don't Feel Well" seems like a natural progression of the Pluralone project, just as dynamic and fluid in it's arrangements, but more focused in it's execution. Similar to "To Be One With You," Klinghoffer leans heavily on piano and keyboards for the foundation of most songs, with some outliers such as the anthemic guitar-heavy track, 'Mother Nature.' The album weaves sparse rhythmic moments with grandiose arrangements of strings and layered vocals, showcasing Klinghoffer's impressive range and signature falsetto. By all accounts, "I Don't Feel Well" is a reflection of the trying times we find ourselves in; often dark and reflective, but with a glimmer of hope and underlying themes of solidarity, something we could use a bit more of these days.

Various Artists - The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Original Soundtrack) [2CD Complete Collection]

Various Artists - The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Original Soundtrack) [2CD Complete Collection]

New CD: $13.95   $12.95
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Relive the soundtrack from "The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners" VR zombie experience. The gripping complete collection brings to life the horrifying journey through walker-infested New Orleans. This 2-CD set features 56 Bayou-inspired songs and compositions by Michael David Peter & Joshua Mosely, with muddy re-imaginings of songs like "When The Levee Breaks", "In The Pines" and "When The Saints Go Marching In". Immerse and ask yourself: are you a saint or a sinner?

Also available on Red/Green/Clear Smoke colored 3LP with Alternative Cover

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Original Soundtrack) [Smoke Red, Green & Clear 3LP]

 

Japandroids - Massey Fucking Hall [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cherry Bomb LP]

Japandroids - Massey Fucking Hall [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cherry Bomb LP]

New Vinyl: $34.98
Massey Fucking Hall, the upcoming live album from Japandroids, captures the power and intensity that have made the band one of indie rock’s most beloved live acts. The Canadian duo on guitar and drums, bring a wall of sound that delivers a full dose of raw and un¬hinged emotion to sixteen fan favorites that span the band’s storied career. sonically this is Japandroids perfection, capturing the energy that has long made their live shows so electrifying; performed at the legendary Massey Hall in Toronto.
Jeremy Ivey - Waiting Out The Storm [LP]

Jeremy Ivey - Waiting Out The Storm [LP]

New Vinyl: $19.98

Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. Nashville-based performer Jeremy Ivey has operated in the background for years as a songwriter/guitarist with his wife, celebrated country-rock luminary Margo Price. Ivey is back in the spotlight with his sophomore solo album Waiting Out The Storm via Anti- Records. Produced by Price, the ten-song album finds Jeremy Ivey expanding his sound with his band the Extraterrestrials. On Waiting Out The Storm, an album with electricity coursing through it's veins, Ivey zooms out to take a widescreen look at the world around us-the landscape, the people that populate it, and the ways in which we help each other survive against all odds. Ivey, who writes prolifically and cites Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan as influences, evokes "'Mutations'-era Beck along with classic country" (Rolling Stone). His solo material travels through a wide spectrum of classic folk, gently frayed psychedelia, pop, and a bit of Southern rock.

Cordovas - Destiny Hotel [Brown LP]

Cordovas - Destiny Hotel [Brown LP]

New Vinyl: $22.98
Cordovas new album Destiny Hotel is a work of wild poetry and wide-eyed abandon, set to a glorious collision of folk, country and groove-heavy rock-and-roll. A major creative milestone for the Tennessee band, the album harnesses the freewheeling energy of their live show more than ever, while lifting their songwriting to a whole new level of sophistication. The result is a batch of songs that ruminate and rhapsodize with equal intensity, inviting endless celebration on the way to transcendence.
Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison [LP]

Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison [LP]

New Vinyl: $21.98

After a series of stand-alone singles and a release under the moniker EL VY (with Brent Knopf of Menomena), Serpentine Prison is the first solo record from GRAMMY-Award winning artist Matt Berninger of The National. Recorded with and produced by the legendary Booker T. Jones, it's a collection of deeply personal songs dripped in Booker's signature Memphis sound perfectly blended with Berninger's unmistakable baritone.

NCT - NCT - The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt. 1 [The Future Ver.]

NCT - NCT - The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt. 1 [The Future Ver.]

New CD: $26.98   $23.98

NCT’s 2nd full-length album ‘NCT - The 2nd Album RESONANCE Pt. 1’ will be released with a total of 12 tracks. With NCT's new combination of the members and various music genres, the album is already highly anticipated by their fans around the globe. The album includes 1 photobook, 1 folded poster (random 1 out of 3), 1 photo card (random 1 out of 23), one post card (random 1 out of 23). This is an official release from SM Entertainment and Caroline & will count towards Billboard and Gaon Charts.

Helena Deland - Someone New [LP]

Helena Deland - Someone New [LP]

New Vinyl: $22.98

A unique transformation occurs the moment a lover lays eyes on your bedroom for the first time: the room is suddenly, involuntarily no longer your own. Your curated “you” is subject to the impressions of the other, and you try hard to adopt this filter yourself, wondering what information the objects and their position suggest about you. If, in moments like these, the new gaze seems to almost conjure the room, a desperate question arises: what remains of the room without the other? With no external sources of appraisal or affirmation, where does the stuff of the self reside, and how does it take shape?

These blood-deep paranoias set the stage for Helena Deland’s debut album, Someone New, an exploration of gender, power, time and the “self” that finds Deland in full control of her sound and style, even as she asks whether control is ever possible. The album was written and recorded over a period of two years, beginning with Deland’s guitar and expanding into a lavish sonic sphere that blends elements of hypnagogic pop and classic folk. Deland’s voice ties it all together, sometimes hushed in a whisper, sometimes shrouded in distortion, and sometimes full and clear – but always inviting the listener into her world.

Eagles - Live From The Forum MMXVIII [2CD/Blu-ray]

Eagles - Live From The Forum MMXVIII [2CD/Blu-ray]

New CD: $44.98   $40.48

Live album on two CDs, paired with the concert film on Blu-ray

Live Album And Concert Film Captures Definitive, 26-Song Performance Recorded Live Over Three Nights At The Forum In Los Angeles In September 2018

The Eagles spent most of 2018 on the road with an extensive North American tour that found Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit joined by two new bandmates: Deacon Frey and Vince Gill. Earning rave reviews from fans and critics alike, the quintet was firing on all cylinders when they arrived at the Forum in Los Angeles for three sold-out, hometown shows on September 12, 14, and 15. Highlights from all three shows have now been compiled for a new 26-song live album and concert film LIVE FROM THE FORUM MMXVIII.

LIVE FROM THE FORUM MMXVIII captures definitive live performances of the band’s most iconic hits (“Hotel California,” “Take It Easy,” “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Desperado”) and beloved album tracks (“Ol’ 55,” “Those Shoes”), along with some of the individual members’ biggest solo smashes (Don Henley’s “Boys Of Summer,” Vince Gill’s “Don’t Let Our Love Start Slippin’ Away,” Joe Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way”).

Kevin Morby - Sundowner [LP]

Kevin Morby - Sundowner [LP]

New Vinyl: $20.98

To Whom It May Concern,

I am here to announce that my new album, Sundowner, will be out October 16th, 2020 via Dead Oceans. THE WRITING: (KANSAS CITY, KANSAS) In the winter of 2017 I moved back to my hometown of Kansas City from Los Angeles. The move was sudden and unforeseen, just as I was tying a bow on the writing process for what would become my 2019 album, Oh My God. I bought a Four Track Tascam model 424 off of an old friend to help me get to the finish line, but much to my surprise and excitement, this new piece of equipment in my all-but-bare home didn't help complete one album but rather inspire another: Sundowner. The new collection of songs came quickly and effortlessly as I did my best not to resist or refine the songs, but instead let them take shape all on their own. As the songs kept coming I cleared out the crowded shed that was sitting dormant in my backyard and built a makeshift studio before adding drums, lead guitar and piano to complete the demos. Each day I would teach myself basic recording techniques, watching the channels illuminate and pulse as if the machine were breathing, and then emerge in the evenings as the sun was getting low: - around 5:30 in the winter, when the Kansan sunsets look icy and distant, like a pink ember inside of a display case, and 9 o'clock in the summer, when the sunsets are warm and abstract. Landing back home felt jarring juxtaposed with a life full of chaos and adventure with my band on the road. But at the very least, I was happy to have - for the first time in my adulthood - a place to close the door, with no temptations other than to work on music and reflect on what I had built since I left. It was a new form of isolation, one I had never explored or expected to experience. Not ready to let go of the hand of the California desert, I spent the winter decorating the best I knew how; with mementos from my previous home, cactus and aloe vera and covering the walls in pinewood - immediately earning my house it's nickname, The Little Los Angeles. THE RECORDING: Sonic Ranch, Neve Room, Tornillo, Texas In January 2019 I contacted my friend and producer Brad Cook to help recreate what I had made in my shed. We chose to work in Texas; we wanted to make sure the record was done far away from any coastline, and in the heart of America. Brad played bass and some keys on the album, but beyond that he encouraged and inspired me to play almost everything else. All lead guitar, proper drums (save the drums on "A Night At The Little Los Angeles"), mellotron and what I believe to be the albums secret weapon - a WWII era collapsible and slightly out-of-tune pump organ - were performed by me. We did, however, bring in James Krivchenia towards the end of the session to fill out the percussion. It was an honor to work with him as he built maracas from pecans and played on the floor of the live room, adding flourish wherever he saw fit. On the last evening of the session, after everything had wrapped, we all climbed on top of an empty water tower on the property, giving us a view in all directions. To the North you could see an endless Texas, with long wisps of cirrus clouds above the desert floor, and to the South there was Mexico, the recent detention camps only a mile beyond, with large cumulus clouds hovering over, bringing us to an ominous pause. To the West, towards the setting sun, the two families of clouds merged, holding the last light of the day in purple and orange. Below, a freight train cut the landscape in half as it whistled in the distance. AFTER Almost as soon as the session wrapped, I was off and away on press trips and then proper tours for Oh My God, which came out in April that same year. Sundowner sat inside of a hard drive back at Sonic Ranch and did not see the light of day, until I found myself, as did the rest of the world, stuck inside their home and in quarantine in March 2020. My second year of touring for Oh My God was cancelled. Brad, Jerry and I worked from our respective homes, sending notes back and forth as we worked alone but together to mix the album, and suddenly, just like that, Sundowner was finished. Songs, like sunsets, are fleeting, and it's only due to a willingness and desire to catch them that you ever, if even only for a moment, grab a hold of one. When writing Sundowner, I was lucky to have had the Tascam 424 there to help capture both. Sundowner is my attempt to put the Middle American twilight - it's beauty profound, though not always immediate - into sound. It is a depiction of isolation. Of the past. Of an uncertain future. Of provisions. Of an omen. Of a dead deer. Of an icon. Of a Los Angeles themed hotel in rural Kansas. Of billowing campfires, a mermaid and a highway lined in rabbit fur. It is a depiction of the nervous feeling that comes with the sky's proud announcement that another day will be soon coming to a close as the pink light recedes and the street lamps and house lights suddenly click on. Kevin Morby, Kansas, 2020.

Katie Melua - Album No. 8 [LP]

Katie Melua - Album No. 8 [LP]

New Vinyl: $22.98

Vinyl LP pressing. 2020 release. One of the UK's best-selling female recording artists of all time, Katie Melua returns with Album No. 8.

Steep Canyon Rangers - Arm In Arm [Limited Edition Paint Splatter LP]

Steep Canyon Rangers - Arm In Arm [Limited Edition Paint Splatter LP]

New Vinyl: $22.98

Steep Canyon Rangers are Asheville, North Carolina's GRAMMY winners, perennial Billboard chart-toppers, and frequent collaborators of the renowned banjoist (and occasional comedian) Steve Martin. Since coming onto the bluegrass scene at the dawn of the millennium, Steep Canyon Rangers have been on a journey and continue to push the boundaries of the genre. Their newest work, Arm in Arm, finds the band in a unique position where their sound is much more Americana than their bluegrass origins. Produced by Brandon Bell (Zac Brown, John Prine) and featuring Oliver Wood of the Wood Brothers and Michael Bearden (music director for Michael Jackson), the Rangers continue to hone their craft with unlikely collaborators while developing a sound that is uniquely their own.

The First Edition LP is pressed on paint splatter vinyl and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide!

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Essential 1961-1965 [2CD]

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Essential 1961-1965 [2CD]

New CD: $25.98   $22.49

2 CDs / 40 Tracks - Remastered from the analog tapes this definitive collectors edition features material which Gladys recorded in her early career between 1961 and 1965, before joining Motown. A majority of tracks were recorded for Producer Bobby Robinson's Fury and Enjoy labels, along with later material recorded for the Maxx label under the direction of Van McCoy. Includes her first hits 'Every Beat of My Heart' and 'Letter Full of Tears,' Don Covay's 'Come See About Me,' and many great early Soul classics. Includes carefully annotated liner notes; this is the most complete and best sounding retrospect of her and the Pips formative years. Sunset Blvd Records will donate $1.00 from each unit sold of Essential 1961 - 1965 to Black Lives Matter.

Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight [LP]

Deep Sea Diver - Impossible Weight [LP]

New Vinyl: $21.98
The third full-length from Deep Sea Diver, Impossible Weight is a work of sublime highs and mesmerizing lows, its restless intensity both unsettling and transcendent. Co-produced by bandleader Jessica Dobson and Andy D. Park, the album's lush textures and mercurial arrangements reveal the limitless imagination of Dobson’s guitar work (which she’s previously shown in playing lead guitar for Beck and The Shins) and fully illuminates the power of her vocals.
Pixies - Hear Me Out / Mambo Sun [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 12in Vinyl Single]

Pixies - Hear Me Out / Mambo Sun [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow 12in Vinyl Single]

New Vinyl: $13.98

Never before released tracks from the Beneath the Eyrie recording session including a cover of the classic T.Rex song “Mambo Sun”


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Movie Releases 10-20-20

Back To The Future [Movie] - Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy

Back To The Future [Movie] - Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy

New Blu-Ray: $39.98

Four-disc set includes: Back To The Future (1985)Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly, a teen from 1985 who accidentally travels back to 1955 in a time machine constructed out of a DeLorean by his friend, frazzled scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Trapped in the past, Marty must restore the timeline by playing matchmaker to his future parents (Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson) while Doc's '50s counterpart tries to help him get back to 1985. Thomas F. Wilson also stars in director Robert Zemeckis' exciting blend of sci-fi, action, and comedy. 116 min. C/Rtg: PG Back To The Future Part II (1989)Marty (Michael J. Fox) and Doc (Christopher Lloyd) are back for more adventures in time in this smash sequel. After zipping ahead to the year 2015, the duo returns to an altered 1985, leading to another trip to the 1950s in order to undo the damage caused by Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) and a sports almanac he brought back from the future. Fox also appears as Marty's kids, Marty, Jr., and Marlene. With Lea Thompson, Elisabeth Shue. 108 min. C/Rtg: PG Back To The Future Part III (1990)The third and final entry in the popular time-traveling trilogy finds Marty (Michael J. Fox) heading to the Old West to help his pal Doc (Christopher Lloyd). But while Doc falls head-over-heels for a sweet schoolmarm (Mary Steenburgen), it's Marty's feud with notorious gunslinger and outlaw Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson) that may prevent them from ever returning to the present. Lea Thompson co-stars, with Fox also appearing as Marty's ancestor Seamus McFly. 118 min. C/Rtg: PG


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