Rogers' voice is unfettered, cascading — running wild like the animals in her single “Horses” — and soars deliriously sometimes to the point of almost cracking. From the bubblegum pop of “Want Want” to the soaring ballad "Begging For Rain," Surrender consistently sparkles, with contributions from Florence Welch, Jon Batiste and Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett. *Ltd. Ed. Tangerine Orange LP*
In its slowest moments, Eddie embraces the paths of the elders before him, jumping into Americana and blues. At other times, the music is more familiar, writhing with the intensity that made its maker famous. Even then, however, Vedder assures us he’s moving forward, dressing his rock songs with all the fixings of modern production. In doing so, Earthling plants itself firmly in this moment. *Ltd. Ed. Blue/Black Marble LP*
The masters of the Brazilian old school death metal Krisiun are back. After their last album, 2018’s Scourge of the Enthroned, the three Sao Paulo brothers deliver another board-hard and incredibly strong new studio album. On Mortem Solis, Krisiun convince with precise riffs and hard-hitting sound with the active support of Mark Lewis (production and mix).
GRAMMY and Americana Award-winning singer/songwriter and violinist, Amanda Shires, has pushed the reset button with Take It Like a Man, a record that is so unlike anything she has ever recorded that you would be tempted to think it was her debut album instead of her seventh. Shires, brings forth a fearless confessional, showing the world what turning 40 looks like in 10 emotionally raw tracks. *Ltd. Ed. White LP*
The vital new album and Merge debut of Friendship, the Philly-via-Maine outfit led by accomplished songwriter Dan Wriggins. A collection of alt-country songs driving the witty, gritty poetry of pioneers like Kath Bloom and Vic Chesnutt across a 21st century DIY terrain. Available on *Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Blue & White LP*
Carter Family meets Addams Family. Rich with quality finger picking and replete with harmonies, Easy Listening for Jerks offers many new moods of songs we think we know so well. Under a title that recalls the songwriting humour of Roger Miller and Steve Martin’s comedy stylings alike, the EPs offer a surprising and compelling mix of gravity and levity. Foggy Mountain Boys, but make it Beetlejuice.
Rejecting tired formulas at every step, Dance Gavin Dance merge progressive rock and post-hardcore with thick groove, brilliantly combining experimental music with hooks and a warped sense of humor. On Jackpot Juice, the seminal “swancore” outfit have crafted their most electrifying, consistent and varied release to date. *Ltd. Ed. Yellow, Red & Black Splatter LP*
With this authoritative and impressive album, Whiskey Myers (Rolling Stone’s declared “new torch bearers for Southern music”) once again succeeds in working within the confines of Southern rock. The band pushes those limited borders wider with creativity and faith in their own substantial talents. With Tornillo, their recent burst of crossover popularity should be set to last. *Ltd. Ed. Iridescent Copper LP*
This is a loving tribute to one of the greatest living American songwriters and singers, Brian Wilson. Melt Away dives deep into the legendary artist’s extensive songbook, offering fascinating and delectable new spins on time-honored classics and overlooked gems alike. Infused with the familiar magic that fans know and love, it offers a new window into Wilson’s iconic catalog. *Ltd. Ed. Lemonade Translucent LP*
Entering Heaven Alive is the fifth studio album from Jack White, founding member of The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and The Dead Weather. True to his DIY roots, this record was recorded at White's Third Man Studio throughout 2021, mastered by Third Man Mastering, and released by Third Man Records. *Ltd. Ed. Detroit Denim Blue Vinyl*
Dawes have crafted one their shortest and tightest albums to date with Misadventures of Doomscroller, and it also happens to be one of their most enjoyably experimental. It's a vibe that evokes the proggy 1970s style of Steely Dan without losing any of the emotive, singer/songwriter pathos that marked the best of their past work. These feral dogs have set sail for jam island. *Ltd. Ed. Translucent Blood Orange LP*
A compelling blend of acoustic folk and avant-garde pop playfulness, Birds in the Ceiling lives confidently in a space of its own, enriched by tradition but never encumbered by it. The songwriting that has stunned fans and critics alike since 2015’s High on Tulsa Heat remains potent, while the sonic evolution that unfolds on the record feels like a natural expansion of 2020’s acclaimed LP5. *Ltd. Ed. Blue Vinyl*
Symphonic, vast, and emotionally stirring, The Last Goodbye is a project rife with brightness and emotion, nostalgic yet rooted in the present, serving as a sweeping sonic experience that speaks to themes of connection, reminiscence and the impact we impart on one another. It's a vivid celebration of the people and moments that have left fingerprints on our existence, echoing throughout the record. *Ltd. Ed. Clear 2x LP*
Rapper, producer, actor, and filmmaker RZA brings back his alter ego, Bobby Digital for a brand new graphic novel and soundtrack, RZA Presents: Bobby Digital and the Pit of Snakes, both released this month. The soundtrack merges hip hop, indie rock, and soul to complement and highlight the graphic novel’s storyline – as much poetry as rap, as much philosophy as sci-fi odyssey.
On Spirit of Ecstasy, the avant-garde metal trio manages to surpass their already brilliant long player Alphaville. It’s rife with shrieking black metal, polyrhythmic shifts, deliberately obtuse jazz patterns and anything else that grabs their passing fancy. Traditional songs are in short supply, but eerie soundscapes and clashing, challenging slabs of noise they have in abundance.
This fearless and immensely soulful work was largely inspired by the loss of a longtime friend and the lingering influence of a mercurial and charismatic father. It’s soul music, but never a stylistic tribute to some bygone era. Less a direct influence than the applying of hip-hop's inventiveness to longstanding paradigms of soul, blues and jazz, spinning it all forward into a reconfiguration of a new black Americana. *Vinyl out 9/30*
Regarded as the first album where Tony Joe controlled all elements, The Beginning is stripped down and recorded without any bells and whistles. This is Tony Joe recording himself playing his classic swamp blues sound. Long out of print, New West Records remastered, re-sequenced and, due to popular demand, is now reissuing the album on CD and Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Blue Vinyl.
One In A Million is the second studio album by Aaliyah. First released in 1996, the album features production from a variety of producers including Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Carl-So-Lowe, J. Dibbs, Jermaine Dupri, Kay Gee, Vincent Herbert, Rodney Jenkins, Craig King, Darren Lighty and Darryl Simmons. It remains as one of the most influential albums in Hip-Hop & R&B and proved to be a major breakthrough in Aaliyah's career. Welcome to the new world of funk.
Named by Q Magazine as one of the "5 Best Compilations of 2000," the soundtrack to the Andrzej Bartkowiak film was executive produced by Timbaland and features production from Irv Gotti, Rapture Stewart, Ant Banks, Eric Seats, Mannie Fresh and J Dub. Appearances include Aaliyah, B.G., Chanté Moore, Dave Hollister, Destiny's Child, Ginuwine, Joe, Lil' Mo, Mack 10, Playa, and Stanley Clarke.
Originally released in 1998, Tim's Bio is the debut solo album from Hip-Hop & R&B superproducer Timbaland. With guest appearances from heavyweights such as Magoo, Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, Plays, Skillz, Nas, Jay-Z & Twista, as well as the debut on-record appearance of acclaimed MC Ludacris, Timbaland takes full control of production for the album. Features hit songs "Here We Come," and "Lobster & Scrimp."
Indecent Proposal is the second studio album from duo Timbaland & Magoo. Originally released in 2001, the album features Magoo's Q-Tip-like flow and Timbaland's distinct production style drawing from reggae, retro and soul. Features include early appearances from Jay-Z, Twista, Petey Pablo and Ludacris, as well as looks from Aaliyah, & Static Major. Released nearly two months after Aaliyah's untimely passing, the album was dedicated to the memory of "Babygirl."
Welcome To Our World is the debut studio album by the Norfolk, VA duo Timbaland & Magoo. First released in 1997, the platinum selling album features guest appearances from artists such as Missy Elliot, Aaliyah, Ginuwine, and Playa. Known as a classic among duos in Hip-Hop history, the album features singles "Up Jumps Da Boogie," "Clock Strikes," & "Luv 2 Luv Ya."
One of the legendary “lost” albums in Neil’s catalog, this 7-song album was recorded at Toast studio in San Francisco in late 2000 and early 2001. It was shelved at the time and Are You Passionate was the next album Neil released. Different versions of 4 songs appeared on Are You Passionate, but the other 3 songs are completely unreleased (“Timberline”, “Gateway of Love” and “Standing In The Light).