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Music Releases 09-09-22

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Imagine Dragons - "Night Visions: Expanded Edition" - In celebration of the Imagine Dragons landmark debut album's 10th anniversary, expanded editions of Night Visions will be released on September 9, 2022. The 2 LP set includes the original album, an additional 9 studio tracks and 2 unreleased demos.
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First time on colored vinyl. Dj Vu is the first album by the rock band Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and the second by the trio configuration of Crosby, Stills, and Nash. Released in March of 1970 by Atlantic Records, it topped the pop album chart for one week and generated three Top 40 singles: "Teach Your Children," "Our House," and "Woodstock." Without a doubt - Essential.

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"Welcome To My World" is a collection of some of Daniel's most-beloved songsand is now available on vinyl for the very first time. These are the songs that built the legend...a must-have for the legion of devoted Daniel Johnston Fans as well as the perfect introduction for new listeners.The LP includes previously unheard sonic surprises.

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On their second full length album on Fearless Records, Eat Your Heart Out embraces change. The Newcastle, Australia quintet channel emo spirit through precise instrumentation with just the right amount of pop appeal.
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Long Island hardcore band Stray From The path have announce their new album "Euthanasia". It will be released via UNFD on 9/9.
Stray has always used our songs as an outlet to speak against oppression", say the members of SFTP. "It's been close to 10 years, and now our third instalment of the Badge And A Bullet series entitled III has the same target. Policing in the United States has always been rooted in racism, hate and violence. Public funding for police departments has skyrocketed since the 1980s. The U.S. now spends more than twice as much on police as it does social welfare programs. Many major cities spend over a third of their budgets on police. Despite the hundreds of billions of federal, state and local money poured into police departments and the corrections industry every year, there is little oversight. The outcomes have been fucking horse shit.

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The Special Goodness Land Air Sea has existed in many versions, from makeshift CD-R copies to a limited pressing on the small NOS label, and, eventually, an official release by Epitaph Records in 2004. But the power pop gem from Pat Wilson of Weezer and drummer Atom Willard (Rocket From the Crypt, Plosivs, Against Me!) has never existed on vinyl. Not until now.

- Land Air Sea drops on high-quality red-colored wax from Hello Records in partnership with Epitaph, featuring all-new artwork and limited to only 1,000 copies.

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High Vis

Blending [Peach Marble LP]

Vinyl: $22.98 UNAVAILABLE

High Vis were formed in 2016 from the ashes of some of the UKs besthardcore bands. Gild-toothed frontman Graham Sayles anguished lyrics aboutlife in working class Britain were familiar to fans of Tremors full-throttle thrash,but alongside his former bandmate Edward Ski Harper and veterans of DirtyMoney, DiE and The Smear, High Vis sought to transform that energy andintensity into something entirely new.

Like scene-mates Chubby and the Gang did by pulling in unlikely sourcematerial from classic doo-wop or Micromoon have by combining everythingfrom psychedelia and metal into their high potency mix, High Vis 2019 debutalbum, No Sense No Feeling showed the band were never going to beconstrained by any sense of genre rules or regulations. Its claustrophobicrattle bore traces of Joy Division, Bauhaus, Crisis, The Cure and Gang Of Fourlurking in the shadows. 2020s synth-driven EP,Society Exists, was furtherevidence of the bands restless creative MO.

High Vis second albumBlending sees them open their view finder wider thanever before.Alongside longstanding favourites such as Fugazi and Echo andThe Bunnymen; Ride and even Flock Of Seagulls were shared reference pointsas the band worked on the album together

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The Deer have built a devoted audience for theiruninhibited, cosmic indie folk the old-fashioned way:playing their hearts out, night after night. In addition toextensive headlining, theyve shared stages with thelikes of Big Thief and The Head and TheHeart. Theirlabel debut Do No Harm, released in 2019, marked aset of career breakthroughs, topping the KUTX chartand earning a nomination for the Austin Music AwardsAlbum of the Year. When live music took global pause,The Deer had momentum to sort.

The five musicians took the energy reserved for tourand brought it into the studio, a pressure cooker notonly for creativity but newly, for existential reflection.The result is two full albums, the first of which, TheBeautiful Undead, will be released September 9, 2022,on tastemaking indie Keeled Scales. Its an uninhibitedcollection of cosmic indie-folk reflecting upon what itmeans to lose your sense of purpose. The Deer, amidstturbulent assessment, transformed a paralyzing voidinto an empowering surrender of egoa rollickingsubmission to the immense unpredictability of existing.It's a free-spirited album fueled by hard-earnedrevelation.

The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer,the planet is getting warmer, and human extinctionlooms likely. The Deer handle their devastated call forchange with an artful subtlety, an infectious sense ofplay, and a projection of internal learning onto theexternal world. Their genius is in creating palpable,emotional urgency not with boisterousness, but fact.Throughout The Beautiful Undead, The Deer radiate anintensity fit for the times, but not at the cost of dancing.

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My Boy, the third solo record from New Zealand singer/songwriter Marlon Williams, announces an artist emerging anew. Gone is thesolemn, country-indebted crooner with the velvet voice in his place comes aplayful, shapeshifting creature.

Following the release of his second album, 2018s Make Way ForLove, Williams toured the world, playing major festivals and collaborating withLorde, Yo-Yo Ma and Florence Welch. He also forged a fledgling acting careerwith roles in films The True History of the Kelly Gang and Netflix series SweetTooth, as well as a cameo in Oscar winning film A Star Is Born. My Boy parlaysthis flush of worldly experience into a vivid record as spirited and kinetic asthe unfolding life of its performer. Ive always explored different characterelements in my music, says Williams. And the more I get into acting, the moretricks Im learning about representation and presentation. To get braver andbolder with exploring shifting contexts and new ways of doing things.

As the pandemic paused global travel, Williams found himself athome in New Zealand, reconnecting with family and friends. Soon new demosand lyrical themes emerged: of self-identity and escapism; tribalism and agnarled family tree; and ruminations on the role of masculinity and mateship.

Co-produced with Tom Healy and recorded at Roundhead Studiosin New Zealand, My Boy finds Williams leading a new band through a set ofgenre-hopping tunes: from the cheery sway of My Boy and chugging 80s noirsheen of Thinking Of Nina, to the charging synth of River Rival, and the sultrypop jam Dont Go Back. All this sonic and emotional whiplash is intentional,and ultimately My Boy sees Williams having fun, even while interrogating thebehaviors of himself and those around him.

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BRELAND will release his highly-anticipated debut album Cross Country on September 9th. Named for the boundary-pushing, genre-bending style that defines all his output, Cross Country firmly establishes BRELAND as a vital new force shaping the future of country music.

Expanding on the songwriting chops and star-making appeal first revealed on his breakthrough certified Platinum hit single My Truck as well as its remix with Sam Hunt Cross Country takes its title from an autobiographical, acoustic-guitar-fueled track showcasing BRELANDs intricately detailed storytelling and warm yet commanding voice. Along with the title track Cross Country (feat. Mickey Guyton), BRELANDs debut album also offers up previously released singles like Throw It Back (feat. Keith Urban) and Praise The Lord (feat. Thomas Rhett).

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Roadrunner Records / FRKST band Highly Suspect have announced details of their anxiously awaited fourth full-length album, The Midnight Demon Club, which will arrive on September 9th. The three-time GRAMMY Award-nominated band have also shared two new tracks: Natural Born Killer and Pink Lullabye

Regarding the LP, lead vocalist and guitarist Johnny Stevens a.k.a. Terrible Johnny shared, Life comes at you fast. We are constantly reminded of this, and perhaps no greater occurrence will spark the imagination more than the death of a loved one. In my experience, its during these moments of processing great loss that the mind is completely focused on what ifs as we try and escape what is.The Midnight Demon Club is about becoming the best version of yourself after tragedy, so its a second chance on life with a happier mindset. The Midnight Demon Club is all about having fun and keeping it moving. Because as we all know, this life is way too short.

Stevens also remarked on lead single Natural Born Killer explaining, Im always fighting for my place out here in this world. And there are two mindsets one could have - rollover and mope about the hard shit or just be a motherfucking life beast and smash all your challenges at hand. And if youre really a badass, have fun doing it. Thats the flow. Thats the essence of being a natural born killer.

The Midnight Demon Club finds Highly Suspect at a turning point. Produced by Highly Suspect and WZRD BLD, the 12-track offering teems with truth barely contained in fits of metallic exorcism and hip-hop-induced beat-craft. Stoned musings about a world on the brink of destruction ride over gorgeously uneasy orchestration and vocal transmissions that drip with sadness, longing, rage, and confidence all at once.

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One Ok Rock

Luxury Disease

CD: $14.98 UNAVAILABLE

Beloved at home in Japan and worldwide, Fueled By Ramen band ONE OK ROCK have announced details of their anxiously awaited new full-length album, Luxury Disease. Produced by Rob Cavallo (Linking Park, My Chemical Romance), Luxury Disease finds ONE OK ROCK confounding expectations, piling element on element, and putting forth one of the years most ambitious rock records. 2021 saw the release of ONE OK ROCKs singles Wonder, Broken Heart of Gold, and Renegades, the latter of which they co-wrote with international superstar Ed Sheeran. ONE OK ROCKs widely acclaimed 2019 album EYE OF THE STORM established the band as a global force, featuring the singles Stand Out Fit In, Wasted Nights, and Change. Comprised of vocalist Taka, guitarist Toru, drummer Tomoya, and bassist Ryota, ONE OK ROCK is among Japans most popular and beloved rock outfits, with each of their last six releases debuting in the nations Top 5, including the #1 blockbusters, 35xxxv, AMBITIONS, and EYE OF THE STORM.

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Monsta X

The Dreaming [LP]

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Monsta X - The Dreaming album - MONSTA X once again connected to the world with the language of music through their second full-length English album [The Dreaming], released in 2021.

The Dreaming, filled with songs with dynamic sound, is MONSTA X's second full-length album in English, sending a message to the listener to expand their imagination, as the album title suggests.

MONSTA X / DREAMING VINYL LP

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Until I Wake

Inside My Head

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Buffalo quartet Until I Wake have been steadily bubbling under in the hard rock scene since their formation in 2019. Thanks to its crunchy, guitar-driven anthems, the band has tallied nearly 12 million global streams. The band is poised to take a leap forward into the rock stratosphere on their Fearless Records debut.
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Second album from the collaboration of two popular metal vocalists, Anette Olzon (The Dark Element, ex-Nightwish) & Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob) . Album written & produced by guitarist Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, The Ferrymen).

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The members of the legendary original 1990s Joshua Redman QuartetRedman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Brian Blade (drums)reunited after twenty-six years for 2020s RoundAgain; they return now with LongGone, featuring six original songs by Redman, due September 9, 2022 on Nonesuch Records.

RoundAgain, the groups first recording since 1994s MoodSwing, debuted at No. 1 on the Current Traditional Jazz Albums chart in the US and at No. 1 on the Jazz & Blues chart in the UK. The album received two Grammy nominations. NPR called it a flawless effort, stating that the four musicians have only gotten better in that time and are each at the very top of his game now.

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Natural Brown Prom Queen is Sudan Archives second album following her widely celebrated 2019 debut Athena. Over its 18 epic and ambitious tracks, Natural Brown Prom Queen shows a new side to Sudan Archives: Brittney Parks or Britt, the girl-next-door. On this album, Sudan explores themes of race, womanhood and family. Natural Brown Prom Queen features the singles Home Maker and Selfish Soul, released in Spring 2022 to great acclaim

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Chicago-born composer, producer and arranger Charles Stepney is known to some for his work with Earth, Wind & Fire, Deniece Williams, Ramsey Lewis, Rotary Connection, Minnie Riperton, Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Terry Callier, and many more. In the decades since his untimely death in 1976, the presence of his name in liner notes has become a seal of quality for record collectors, while his sound has been sampled extensively by artists such as Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, The Fugees, MF Doom, and Madlib. Step on Step which comes almost 50 years after Stepneys passing is the enigmatic producer's eponymous debut album. It's an album full of creative compositional seedlings originally written, performed, and recorded by Stepney in the basement of his home in Chicago, between the late 1960s and early 1970s, using just primitive drum machines, early-gen Moog synthesizers, pianos, vibraphones, and a few other instrumental accessories.

Charles Stepney - Step On Step [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Certified Gold 2LP]
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Every feedback squeal, bass chug, and hi-hat sizzle of what would be Unwound's final 37 shows was taped, the most compelling bits of which have been edited into a cohesive snapshot of a band at the end of an incredible run.
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MAGIC MAN follows Jacksons journey as he finds himself in an alternate reality, operating under the laws of mystery, temptation, and confusion. Magic Man the alter ego of Jackson is transported to various realities, each bound by its own set of rules. This is Jackson at his most vulnerable - exploring what it means to be human and stripped away of any armor. Jackson truly experimented with this record, inspired by 70s rock. Its edgy and dark, its not perfect, its real. This album is an energetic and gritty exploration of toxic love and self-discovery. Jackson is going back and forth trying to attain the approval of his love/music and in turn we see him struggle with himself trying to break free from the cycle and walk away.

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BDP's first album--and the only one to include the late DJ Scott La Rock--sounded harder than hell when it came out in 1987. Though the simple beat-box patterns on a few tracks sound dated, most of La Rock's tracks are bluntly effective, especially the AC/DC riff he appropriates on "Dope Beat." And KRS-One still performs most of hisCriminal Mindedrhymes, because his audience knows them word for word: the ultraviolent dancehall of "9mm Goes Bang," the battle cry of "South Bronx" (and its counterpart, the anti-Juice Crew screed of "The Bridge Is Over," with its little Billy Joel homage), the catalog of La Rock's condom collection on "Super-Hoe." KRS bloomed later; here, he just rocked.


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