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New Release Round-Up 07-12-24

John Lennon - Mind Games (The Ultimate Mixes)

John Lennon - Mind Games (The Ultimate Mixes)

John Lennon - Mind Games - (The Ultimate Mixes) - Capitol

John Lennon - "Mind Games (The Ultimate Collection)" / Limited Edition 10" square boxset including 6 CDs, 2 HD Audio Blu-rays, a 128-page hardback book; a reproduction of the original 1973 triptych marketing poster; postcard-sized reproductions of 1973 advert artworks and an individually numbered Citizen of Nutopia ID card. 6 CDs feature The Ultimate Mixes, Elemental Mixes, Elements Mixes, Evolution Documentary, Out-takes and Raw Studio Mixes. 2 Blu-ray Audio discs in high-definition 24-192 stereo, 24-192 5.1 Surround and Dolby Atmos versions of all the above, plus the 2024 remastered "Mind Games" music video and a "You Are Here" (additional out-take) tape boxes music video. Produced by Sean Ono Lennon. Mixed and engineered by Sam Gannon and 3x Grammy Award-winner Paul Hicks with additional mixing by Rob Stevens. Stereo mix mastered by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. 5.1 Surround and Dolby Atmos mastered by Sam Gannon. Included is a 136-page glossy, hardback coffee table book about the writing and recording of the album - in the words of John & Yoko - taken from hundreds of hours of archive interviews; also featuring brand- new interviews with all the musicians and engineers, exclusive never-before-seen photographs by Bob Gruen and unseen photos, lyrics, letters, original tape boxes and memorabilia from the John Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon Archives. 

Billy Strings - Billy Strings Live Volume 1

Billy Strings - Billy Strings Live Volume 1

Billy Strings - Billy Strings Live Vol. 1 - Warner Records

2024 live release from the acclaimed Bluegrass musician. Billy Strings partners with Reprise Records for his first-ever live album.

OneRepublic - Artificial Paradise

OneRepublic - Artificial Paradise - Mosley Music/Interscope Records

2024 release, the sixth album from the pop band led by Ryan Tedder. Includes the singles "I Don't Wanna Wait," "I Ain't Worried," "Runaway," "Mirage," and more.

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Clairo - Charm

Clairo - Charm - Clairo/Virgin Music

American Indie-Pop Luminary Clairo Returns With Third Album, Charm, Co-Produced By Clairo And Leon Michels (Of The Dap-Kings And El Michels Affair). Evoking Balmy Summer Evenings And Tête-À-Têtes In Plush Conversation Pits, Charm Is A Collection Of Warm, 70’S-Inspired Grooves That Move Lithely Between Jazz, Psychedelic Folk And Soul. Available On July 12th. 

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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Johnny Blue Skies - Passage du Desir [Indie Exclusive Metallic Gold LP]

Cigarettes After Sex - X's [Indie Exclusive Crystal Clear LP]

Remi Wolf - Big Ideas [LP]

ANI DIFRANCO - UNPRECEDENTED SH!T [INDIE EXCLUSIVE COKE BOTTLE CLEAR LP]

Travis - L.A. Times [Limited Edition Green Marble LP]

Eric Clapton - To Save A Child

Jake Xerxes Fussell - When I'm Called [LP]

Color Green - Fool's Parade [Orange Dream LP]

Balming Tiger - January Never Dies

Various Artists - I Saw The TV Glow (Original Soundtrack) [Violet 2x Vinyl LP]

Frank Zappa & Mothers - Invention    Whisky A Go Go 1968: Highlights [180 Gram]

Wisp - Pandora [Indie ExclusiveTranslucent Milky Clear 12inch EP]

KIDZ BOP Kids - KIDZ BOP 2024 Vol. 2

Phish - Evolve [Indie Exclusive 2LP Solar Discus Algae Blend Color]

Louis Armstrong - Louis In London [LP]

Giovanni Guidi / Lewis,James Brandon / Morgan,Thom - New Day

Hardy - Quit!!

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else [Blue LP]

Mr. Big - Ten [LP]

Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen - Hold My Beer, Vol. 3 + 4 [LP]

Vengaboys - We Like To Party: The Greatest Hits Collection

Viggo Mortensen - Dead Don't Hurt (Music From The Movie)

ENHYPEN - ROMANCE : UNTOLD [Vinyl]

Capstan - The Mosaic [Blue 2 LP]

Cody Dickinson - Homemade

Dip - Love Direction

Down By Law - Crazy Days - Red Marble [Colored Vinyl] (Red)

Melissa Etheridge - I'm Not Broken: Live Topeka Correctional Facility [2 LP]

Cassandra Jenkins - My Light My Destroyer [Colored Vinyl]

Odie Leigh - Carrier Pigeon [TANGERINE VINYL]

Tim Montana     - Savage

Megan Moroney - Am I Okay [Colored Vinyl] (Wht)

Bones Owens - Love Out Of Lemons [Bone Colored LP]

Drew Parker - Camouflage Cowboy (Mod)

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Glass Animals - I Love You So F***Ing Much

The Police - Synchronicity

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication - (Deluxe Edition)

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New Release Round-Up 07-05-24

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Wayne Shorter - Odyssey Of Iska (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)

Wayne Shorter - Odyssey Of Iska (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) - Blue Note Records

The winds of change were blowing through Wayne Shorter's life and career in 1970. The saxophonist had just left Miles Davis' group and was soon to form his collective fusion band Weather Report. His music was evolving too as he began to delve into his own unique fusion explorations on his previous two Blue Note recordings Super Nova and Moto Grosso Feio. Recorded in August 1970, the mesmerizing Odyssey of Iska would be the last release of Shorter's early Blue Note period. The album was a tribute to his daughter Iska-who had been born the year before with severe brain damage-with four immersive Shorter compositions portraying a variety of moods: "Wind," "Storm," "Calm," and "Joy." The album's centerpiece is an extended version of Bobby Thomas' Brazilian influenced piece "De Pois do Amor, o Vazio" (After Love, Emptiness), foreshadowing Shorter's growing interest in Brazilian music which he would explore further in the years to come. Shorter's soprano and tenor saxophones are the lone horns heard on the album which featured Gene Bertoncini on guitar, David Friedman on vibraphone and marimba, Ron Carter and Cecil McBee on bass, and Alphonse Mouzon, Billy Hart, and Frank Cuomo contributing drums and percussion.

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Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill (Blue Note Tone Poet Series)

Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill (Blue Note Tone Poet Series) - Blue Note Records

Recorded in 1956 for producer Tom Wilson's short-lived Boston-based label Transition Records, Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill presented trumpeter Donald Byrd in a relaxed and intimate quartet setting with his frequent collaborator Doug Watkins on bass along with Boston area musicians Ray Santisi on piano and Jim Zitano on drums. The standards heavy set was captured on a rainy Spring afternoon in the Beacon Hill home of engineer Steve Fassett which provided a casual atmosphere that gave the album both it's title and it's easy-going charm. Byrd is at his lyrical best on Joe Sullivan's tune "Little Rock Getaway" as well versions of "Polka Dots and Moonbeams," "If I Love Again," and "Stella by Starlight." The trumpeter lays out to let the trio shine on "People Will Say We're in Love" and "What's New."

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Jason Moran - Ten
Jason Moran - Ten (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)
- Blue Note Records

Pianist and composer Aaron Parks made his first Blue Note appearances as a member of Terence Blanchard’s band, an outfit akin to The Jazz Messengers in its cultivation of future jazz greats. After appearing on the trumpeter’s albums Bounce, Flow, and A Tale of God’s Will through the early 2000s, Parks made his own Blue Note debut in 2008 with Invisible Cinema, a striking album that has only grown in its influence across the modern jazz landscape since its release. The band—a quartet featuring the pianist with Mike Moreno on guitar, Matt Penman on bass, and Eric Harland on drums—travelled across new sonic and rhythmic frontiers on this set of Parks’ evocative original compositions which were imbued with a cinematic drama and drew inspiration from the likes of Wayne Shorter, Radiohead, Bjork, Meshell Ndegeocello, and more. This first-time vinyl release includes two bonus tracks previously only available in Japan.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Kokoko! - Butu
Vince Guaraldi - It Was A Short Summer, Charlie Brown [RSD Essential 1LPxSummer Night Blue]
Oded Tzur - My Prophet
Liminal Shroud - Visions Of Collapse [Random Eco Mix LP]
Billy Currington - #1's - Volume 1 [CD]
Roberto Roena Y Su Apollo Sound - Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound [LP]
Sia - 1000 Forms Of Fear [Deluxe 2LP]
Morning - Morning [RSD Essential Yellow w/Red & Green Splatter LP]
Twentieth Century Zoo - Thunder On A Clear Day [RSD Essential Pink w/Sky Blue Splatter LP]
Tropicale - O.S.T. - Tropicale (Original Soundtrack)
BABYMETAL - Babymetal [Silver LP]
Sessa - Grandeza [Pink & Purple Splatter Vinyl]

& More .....

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

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John Lennon - Mind Games (The Ultimate Mixes)Billy Strings - Billy Strings Live Volume 1OneRepublic - Artificial Paradise

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New Release Round-Up 06-28-24

The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace

Imagine Dragons - LOOM - KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records

Imagine Dragons’ sixth studio album LOOM represents the pinnacle of their artistic journey of self-discovery and marks the best body of work they've ever made. LOOM, produced entirely by Imagine Dragons and their longtime collaborators Mattman and Robin, finds the perfect balance between the classic sounds that have made them superstars and the freshness that brought them joy in the studio. Featuring 9 brand new tracks including hit single “Eyes Closed”, LOOM signifies new beginnings on the horizon – the excitement for a new day, moments yet to come.


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Johnny Cash - Songwriter

Johnny Cash - Songwriter

Johnny Cash - Songwriter - Mercury Nashville/UMe

Johnny Cash recorded an album’s worth of self-penned songs in 1993. Shortly thereafter, he released the American Recordings albums and re-established himself as one of the world’s greatest songwriters, introducing him to a new generation of fans. Songwriter’s unreleased 11 songs have been updated and produced by his son John Carter Cash and co-producer David Ferguson.


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Medium Build - Country

Medium Build - Country - Island

Medium Build’s forthcoming album Country exists as a duality, running the spectrum of human emotions from playful optimism and visceral affirmations of life to heartbreak, loss, fear, and loneliness. Raised in Georgia, educated in Tennessee, and transformed in Alaska, his stories speak to the spectrum of those experiences and eagerly draw outside the clear lines of genre binaries – pulling from classic country, ‘80s new wave, '90s pop, and early 00's emo in equal measure. In another era, Medium Build might have just as easily been a rhinestone cowboy – lonesome out on the range, a blue-eyed crooner on a smooth-sailing yacht, or a leather-clad video star, but in the here and now, he’s no one but himself.


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Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO

Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO - Geffen/Interscope Records

Camila Cabello has released brand new track “HE KNOWS (featuring Lil Nas X)” from her forthcoming album C, XOXO, which is out June 28th on Interscope Records and available for pre-order now.  C,XOXO is written by Camila and brought to life with executive producer El Guincho (Rosalia, FKA twigs, Frank Ocean) and co-producer Jasper Harris (Lil Nas X, Baby Keem,  Jack Harlow). Camila recently appeared on the March 2024 cover of Paper magazine, who describe C,XOXO as having “an emotional immediacy and rawness” and go on to proclaim C,XOXO as her “boldest solo album.” 


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Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO

Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO

Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO - Aftermath Records

Marsha Ambrosius is a GRAMMY-nominated, critically acclaimed singer-songwriter who is gearing up for her highly anticipated album, CASABLANCO. Executive produced by Dr. Dre, CASABLANCO is a combined mix of R&B, jazz and hip-hop which blends in a fulfilling and nostalgic soundscape that has the listeners wanting more.


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ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Tori Kelly - TORI. [LP]

Beyoncé - COWBOY CARTER [2 LP]

Corridor - Mimi [Pink LP]

Kehlani - Crash [Indie Exclusive Blue Jay Vinyl]

Lake Street Dive - Good Together [INDIE EXCLUSIVE Translucent Light Blue LP]

The Story So Far - I Want To Disappear [Indie Exclusive Coke Bottle Clear with Orange Splatter LP]

Passion Pit - Manners (15th Anniversary) [Indie Exclusive Orange Marble LP]

O Terno - atrás/além [Red 2x Vinyl LP]

Rich Ruth - Water Still Flows [Indie Exclusive True Red LP]

Sade - Diamond Life [LP]

Sade - Promise [LP]

Sade - Stronger Than Pride [LP]

Howe Gelb - Weathering Some Piano

Jim Lauderdale - My Favorite Place

&TEAM - Samidare [Limited Edition CD Single+Book]

Wavedash - Tempo

AC/DC - Let There Be Rock [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC  - If You Want Blood You've Got It [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC  - 74 Jailbreak [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC  - Ballbreaker [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition

AC/DC  - Stiff Upper Lip [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC  - Rock Or Bust [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

Avril Lavigne - Greatest Hits

Avril Lavigne - Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne - Let Go

Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin

Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing

Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby

Spiritualized - Songs in A&E [LP]

Assemblage - Album [RSD Essential Purple Crush LP]

Robert Vincent - Barriers [LP]

The Dangerous Summer - Gravity [Indie Exclusive Transparent Blue LP]

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Texicali [Texas/California Version/Limited-Sea Glass Blue Vinyl]

& More .....

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

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The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace Johnny Cash - Songwriter Medium Build - Country
Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO Hiatus Kaiyote - Love Heart Cheat Code Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO
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New Release Round-Up 06-21-24

Gracie Abrams - The Secret of Us

Gracie Abrams  - The Secret of Us - Interscope

Gracie Abrams returns with her sophomore album, "The Secret of Us" released via Interscope Records. This is Gracie's most expansive body of work both sonically and narratively.  Coming off the heels of her hugely successful debut "Good Riddance" Gracie shows us how much she has accomplished in one short year. Gracie's growth as a songwriter and vocalist is showcased in her most extroverted album yet, as she continues to work with longtime collaborator Aaron Dessner. A portion of these songs were also written with Gracie's best friend, Audrey Hobert. This album was written with the urgency with which you run home to detail every moment of a night to your friend, with her live experiences over the past year having deeply shaped the identity of this album. 

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Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series)

Aaron Parks - Invisible Cinema (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) - Blue Note Records

Pianist and composer Aaron Parks made his first Blue Note appearances as a member of Terence Blanchard’s band, an outfit akin to The Jazz Messengers in its cultivation of future jazz greats. After appearing on the trumpeter’s albums Bounce, Flow, and A Tale of God’s Will through the early 2000s, Parks made his own Blue Note debut in 2008 with Invisible Cinema, a striking album that has only grown in its influence across the modern jazz landscape since its release. The band—a quartet featuring the pianist with Mike Moreno on guitar, Matt Penman on bass, and Eric Harland on drums—travelled across new sonic and rhythmic frontiers on this set of Parks’ evocative original compositions which were imbued with a cinematic drama and drew inspiration from the likes of Wayne Shorter, Radiohead, Bjork, Meshell Ndegeocello, and more. This first-time vinyl release includes two bonus tracks previously only available in Japan.

Jason Moran - Ten (Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series) - Blue Note Records

Pianist and composer Aaron Parks made his first Blue Note appearances as a member of Terence Blanchard’s band, an outfit akin to The Jazz Messengers in its cultivation of future jazz greats. After appearing on the trumpeter’s albums Bounce, Flow, and A Tale of God’s Will through the early 2000s, Parks made his own Blue Note debut in 2008 with Invisible Cinema, a striking album that has only grown in its influence across the modern jazz landscape since its release. The band—a quartet featuring the pianist with Mike Moreno on guitar, Matt Penman on bass, and Eric Harland on drums—travelled across new sonic and rhythmic frontiers on this set of Parks’ evocative original compositions which were imbued with a cinematic drama and drew inspiration from the likes of Wayne Shorter, Radiohead, Bjork, Meshell Ndegeocello, and more. This first-time vinyl release includes two bonus tracks previously only available in Japan.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Kehlani - Crash [Indie Exclusive Blue Jay Vinyl]

Lake Street Dive - Good Together [INDIE EXCLUSIVE Translucent Light Blue LP]

The Story So Far - I Want To Disappear [Indie Exclusive Coke Bottle Clear with Orange Splatter LP]

Passion Pit - Manners (15th Anniversary) [Indie Exclusive Orange Marble LP]

O Terno - atrás/além [Red 2x Vinyl LP]

Rich Ruth - Water Still Flows [Indie Exclusive True Red LP]

Sade - Diamond Life [LP]

Sade - Promise [LP]

Sade - Stronger Than Pride [LP]

Howe Gelb - Weathering Some Piano

Jim Lauderdale - My Favorite Place

&TEAM - Samidare [Limited Edition CD Single+Book]

Wavedash - Tempo

AC/DC - Let There Be Rock [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC - 74 Jailbreak [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC - Ballbreaker [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC - Stiff Upper Lip [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

AC/DC - Rock Or Bust [Colored Vinyl] (Gol) [Limited Edition]

Avril Lavigne - Greatest Hits

Avril Lavigne - Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne - Let Go

Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin

Avril Lavigne - Best Damn Thing

Avril Lavigne - Goodbye Lullaby

Spiritualized - Songs in A&E [LP]

Assemblage - Album [RSD Essential Purple Crush LP]

Robert Vincent - Barriers [LP]

The Dangerous Summer - Gravity [Indie Exclusive Transparent Blue LP]

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Texicali [Texas/California Version/Limited-Sea Glass Blue Vinyl]

& More .....

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

UPCOMING RELEASES

The Ghost Inside - Searching for Solace

Imagine Dragons - LOOM - KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records


 Video Available 

Johnny Cash - Songwriter

Johnny Cash - Songwriter - Mercury Nashville/UMe


 Video Available 

Medium Build - Country

Medium Build - Country - Island


 Video Available 

Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO

Camilla Cabello - C,XOXO - Geffen/Interscope Records


 Video Available 

Hiatus Kaiyote - Love Heart Cheat Code

Hiatus Kaiyote - Love Heart Cheat Code - Brainfeeder


 Video Available 

Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO

Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO - Aftermath Records


 Video Available 

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New Release Round-Up 06-14-24

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping

Paul McCartney & Wings - One Hand Clapping - Capitol/UME

50 years after their initial recording, the sessions for Wings One Hand Clapping will be released for the very first time.

The Decemberists - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again

The Decemberists - As It Ever was, so it will be again

The Decemberists - As It Ever Was, So It Will Be Again - YABB Records


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Lindsey Stirling - Duality

Lindsey Stirling - Duality

Lindsey Stirling - Duality - Concord Records


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Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico

Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico

Hermanos Gutierrez - Sonido Cósmico - Easy Eye Sound


 Video Available 

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Mike Lindsay - supershapes volume 1 [Cucumber Green LP]

The Early November - The Early November [Indie Exclusive Swamp Green in Clear w/ Brown Splatter LP]

Say Anything - …IS COMMITTED [Indie Exclusive BLACK MARBLE 2XLP]

$UICIDEBOY$ - NEW WORLD DEPRESSION [Indie Exclusive Opaque Grey LP]

crumb - AMAMA [Olive Green Vinyl LP]

John Denver - Back Home Again [LP]

RJD2 - Visions Out of Limelight [Teal LP]

Stereophonic / O.C.R. - Stereophonic / O.C.R.

Motley Crue - Dogs Of War [Limited Edition] (Pict) [Indie Exclusive]

Zsela - Big For You [Indie Exclusive Watersprite Blue LP]

Napoleon Dynamite / O.S.T. (Aniv) - Napoleon Dynamite 20th Anniversary

Ramin Djawadi - Fallout Original Amazon Series Soundtrack [Limited Edition]

Lambrini Girls - You're Welcome [Indie Exclusive]

Primus - Desaturating Seven (Midnight Rainbow/ 7th Anniversary Edition) [Gold Foil Stamping/Midnight Rainbow Splatter LP]

Monsters Of Folk - Monsters of Folk (Deluxe Edition) [2xLP Clear]

Bruce Springsteen - Born In The Usa (40th Anniversary Edition) [Clear Vinyl]

Mike Shinoda - Post Traumatic (Deluxe Version) [Indie Exclusive 2LP Zoetrope Vinyl]

Moneybagg Yo - Speak Now

Jill Barber - Encore [Colored Vinyl] (Stic)

Black Country Communion - V [180 Gram]

John Cale - Poptical Illusion [Clear Vinyl] (Org) [Indie Exclusive] [Download Included]

Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs - Vagabonds, Virgins & Misfits

Cola - Gloss [Clear Vinyl] (Grn) [Indie Exclusive]

Four Tet - Three

John Grant - Art Of The Lie [Colored Vinyl]

Lalah Hathaway - Vantablack

Kneecap - Fine Art [Colored Vinyl]

Laurel - Palpitations - Opaque Gray [Colored Vinyl] (Gry)

Walt Disco - Warping [Clear Vinyl] (Gate)

& More .....

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

UPCOMING RELEASES

Gracie Abrams - The Secret of Us

Gracie Abrams  - The Secret of Us - Interscope


 Video Available 

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