What's New 10-29-21

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Better Noise

Expectations never mattered to Bad Wolves. Instead, the Los Angeles band fused unpredictable metallic intensity and impressive instrumental proficiency to arena-ready hooks, transforming from underdogs into elite platinum-certified hard rock contenders without compromise or apology. Dear Monsters continues this trajectory with the addition of The Acacia Strain’s Daniel Laskiewicz as lead vocalist.

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Dualtone

Carll's talent for storytelling and creating compelling lyrical narratives shines through as brightly as ever here, exemplifying his ability to span a wide range of musical styles while staying true to himself. Featuring songs co-written by Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, and Sean McConnell, You Get It All is both heartbreaking and lighthearted, a combination that Carll has honed on his records throughout his entire career.

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Warner

The band’s most ambitious body of work to date surveys sonic landscapes of rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog threaded together by the innately expressive musical interplay of these four musicians. An atmosphere of loss, loneliness, and longing also permeates throughout as they musically say goodbye to old friend, confidant, and longtime manager the late Nick John.

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Atlantic

The War on Drug’s first studio album in four years started as a dozen-plus session odyssey that spanned three years in seven studios. But having steadily emerged as one of this century’s great rock and roll synthesists, helping to remove the gaps between the underground and the mainstream, the band’s newest was well worth the wait. *Available In Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Blue 2x Vinyl*

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Atlantic

The fourth installment in Sheeran’s symbol album series, =, is Ed’s most accomplished work yet. A body of songs that were made over a four-year period following his seminal ÷ album era, thematically, = finds Ed taking stock of his life and the people in it, as he explores the varying degrees of love, loss, resilience and fatherhood, while also processing his reality and career.

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Island

Four-time GRAMMY Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees, The Doobie Brothers, announce the release of their 15th full-length album, Liberté. The album announcement precedes the band’s 49-city North American tour to celebrate their 50th anniversary, where Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons, and John McFee will be on tour together for the first time in 25 years.

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New West

The band’s 4th full length album was written and recorded in the midst of a lot of life changing events for lead writer/singer Justin Osborne. "We were navigating the global and national issues that everyone else was dealing with, but also I became a father and also lost my father. The title Time in the Sun is meant to be a monument to my own human existence and also a tribute to the human experience in general.”

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Sumerian

Committed to uncompromising expression, Black Veil Brides began as a gothic vision summoned in a small town by an isolated kid fascinated with death, rock, theatricality, and monsters (both real and imagined). Now a postmodern heavy metal institution with a legion of like-minded fans, they bring you Phantom Tomorrow. *Available on Limited Edition Moonphase Transparent Red & Black Vinyl*

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Cooking Vinyl

The singer-songwriter's 13th album is a mellow and empathetic antidote to the chaos and confusion of modern life. On the title track, Bragg sings about the things we’ve all lost over the last two years: “A hug for the crying, a kiss for the dying.” It’s all but impossible not to relate. In an age of division, The Million Things That Never Happened is a gentle embrace of what unites us all.

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Fat Possum

On Time to Melt, his third full length and first for Fat Possum, Sam Evian swaddles the malaise of 2020 in a blur of groove-indie experimentation, cementing himself as one of indie’s foremost songwriters. It’s a promising collection of seductive tunes reminding everyone that, “Life’s a blur, take it in easy.”

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Oh Boy Records

Emily Scott Robinson beckons to those who are lost, lonely, or learning the hard way with American Siren. With hints of bluegrass, country, and folk, this eloquent collection shares Robinson’s gift for storytelling through her pristine soprano and the perspective of her unconventional path into music while also proving to her and her fans that heeding the call to make music was the right decision.

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Season of Mist

Archspire presents an unforgiving masterpiece that serves up technical death metal at its most extreme and intricate. The G-force levels of velocity and dizzying technical proficiency reach seemingly impossible heights, defying the laws of physics and pushing human boundaries to the outer limits. Bleed the Future sits at the apex of technical and extreme metal, certifying Archspire's place among the genre's masters.

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Metal Blade

Whitechapel return with the mighty KIN, an even more dynamic and diverse collection than 2019’s The Valley. It further advances the band's sound into new territory without losing sight of what brought them to this point - full-on death metal assault, brutal, serrated and extreme as it gets, and vocalist Phil Bozeman’s trademark roar. *Available on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black w/ White Splatter 2x Vinyl*

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Interscope

Tattoo You celebrates 40 years with the release of a brand new Super Deluxe 5 LP Boxset which includes the newly remastered version of Tattoo You, Lost & Found: Rarities, and Still Life: Wembley Stadium 1982. Also included is a 124-page book featuring over 200 rare photos from recording sessions and their world tour, plus interviews with producer Chris Kimsey and photographer Hubert Kretzscmar. The package includes a special lenticular sleeve.

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Merge

Recorded during fall 2020, Faithful is a meditation on grace, loss, hope, and community. Explains songwriter M.C. Taylor, "Big, brash holiday music… has never resonated with me, and this past year it felt absolutely dissonant. I wanted to make a seasonal record that felt more in step with the way that I, and so many others, experience this time of year: quiet, contemplative, searching, and bittersweet."

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Mascot

On What Happens Next, roots singer-songwriter and guitarist Davy Knowles boldly steps forward with timeless and cohesive songwriting, sleek modern production, and a lyrical, play-for-the-song guitar approach informed from soul, folk, rock, and blues. It’s 12 songs are equally influenced by The Black Keys, Fantastic Negrito, Gary Clark Jr., as they are Muddy Waters, Junior Kimbrough, and R.L. Burnside.

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Better Noise

HITS is the ultimate Sixx:A.M. collection, featuring their first new song in six years and songs that complement the legendary Crüe bassman’s new book, The First 21. Also includes two more unreleased tracks "Penetrate” and "Waiting All My Life,” plus new mixes of "Talk to Me," " Skin," and the iconic "Life is Beautiful."

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Hardly Art

La Luz launch themselves into a new realm of emotional intimacy through songs steeped in the mysteries of the natural world and the magic of human chemistry. With sounds ranging from ghostly electric guitar shimmers, charging fuzz-guitar rock, soulful organ-driven dream-funk, galactic synths, and breezy '70s folk-pop, La Luz is an album that celebrates love-of music, of friendship, of life in all its forms.

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Hardly Art

I Want the Door is a bold exploration of persona and presence from an artist questioning how to be herself fully in a world where the self is in constant negotiation. From the moment Lillie West declares "I want to look right into the camera" over a cascade of dreamy vocal loops on opening track "Lava," the album distinguishes itself from anything she's done before in scope and intensity.

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BMG

Future Past is the highly anticipated 15th studio album from the legendary Duran Duran and boasts esteemed producers Erol Alkan, Giorgio Moroder and Mark Ronson behind the board. Featuring special guests Graham Coxon of Blur, Mike Garson from David Bowie's band, Lykke Li and more. *Available on Indie Exclusive Limitd Edition Trasnparent Red Vinyl*

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Tankcrimes

Creepsylvanian cannibal splatterthrashers Ghoul unleash the live double album Live in the Flesh recorded in 2018 at the Oakland Metro Opera House. "If you want pathos, if you want passion, if you want prop-based heavy metal delivered with questionable technical skill, then this is for you," comments Ghoul's Digester. A full set of skits, jokes, and all the hits.

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Domino

Colourgrade, recorded soon after the birth of her first child and shortly before her second, forms a subconscious snapshot from across a year when Tirzah was playing live regularly for the first time. The album explores recovery, gratitude and new beginnings, presenting a singer having discovered the type of love that is shared between a mother and a child for the first time, whilst simultaneously working as an artist.

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XL

The band's fifth studio album and first in five years, Talk Memory is a mostly improvisational work written by the trio with contributions from featured American instrumentalists Laraaji, Karriem Riggins, Terrace Martin, and Brandee Younger, and string arrangements from Brazilian composer Arthur Verocai. *Available on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White Double Vinyl*

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Blue Note

Norah Jones, the 9x GRAMMY-winning artist has made her first holiday album with I Dream Of Christmas, a collection of timeless seasonal favorites (“White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “Christmas Time Is Here”) and profound new originals that explore the complicated emotions of the past year and our hopes that this holiday season will be full of joy and togetherness.

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Capitol

Pokémon 25: The Album is an exciting new compilation released to celebrate 25 years of Pokémon. Featuring new tracks by J Balvin, Lil Yachty, Vince Staples, Jax Jones with Sinead Harnett, Mabel, Tierra Whack, Katy Perry, Post Malone, and Louane. Fans can keep up with the latest news for P25 Music and more celebrations across the franchise on Pokémon’s 25th anniversary website at Pokemon.com/25.

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Atlantic

On Coldplay’s ninth full-length, the band (with the help of Swedish hitmaker Max Martin on co-production) do what they do best. It’s an album full of soaring pop melodies that take you high enough to enter orbit and touching sentiments that makes the universe around you glow ever brighter. It’s a celestial beauty that’s capable of inspiring great awe and emotion - in other words, a Coldplay album.

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