Music Releases 02-15-19

Title Artist Price
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Signs [LP] Signs [LP]

“Signs” is the fourth studio release from Tedeschi Trucks Band and offers another outstanding example of their ability to expand musical boundaries in ways that only a rare caliber of musician can achieve. “Signs” showcases the band at their best – combining inventive musicality and provocative lyrics across eleven original tracks, running the gamut from uplifting soulful anthems, to bittersweet ballads and driving rock and roll.

The album was recorded at Derek and Susan’s home studio, Swamp Raga, on two-inch analog tape giving it a warmth and richness that recalls the ambience of the best vintage recordings. Vinyl mastering and lacquers were cut from the analog master tape and pressed on 180 gram black vinyl for highest sound quality.


Tedeschi Trucks Band $25.98
Robert Ellis - Texas Piano Man [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue LP] Texas Piano Man [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue LP]

Hello. I'm Robert Ellis, The Texas Piano Man. I wanted to take a moment to say a few words about this record and what you might expect from it. Texas Piano Man is a collection of songs specifically written for my piano driven Rock & Roll band from the great state of Texas. Myself and the guys bring these songs to you in the very spirit of Texas itself; loudly, confidently, over the top, larger than life, at times deadly serious and yet always with a wink and a smile. We invite you to come on in, stay a while, and when you leave take with you the spirit of these songs, the spirit of Texas, and the spirit of The Texas Piano Man himself. Adios!


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Robert Ellis $22.98
J.S. Ondara - Tales Of America [LP] Tales Of America [LP]

Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, J.S.Ondara fell in love with Bob Dylan and moved to Minneapolis Minnesota when he was 20 to pursue a career as a singer-songwriter.He notes other musical influences as Neil Young, Noah Gundersen, Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne. His debut album, Tales of America, is an examination of the American Dream from an outsider's perspective; an introspection on a universal matter.


J.S. Ondara $19.98
The Paper Kites - On The Train Ride Home [LP] On The Train Ride Home [LP]

On their latest album "On the Train Ride Home", The Paper Kites muse on late night longings both romantic and heartbreaking, but all filled with hope. The mostly acoustic collection is anchored by singer Sam Bentley's croons for the escapists, the street wanderers, the lovers, and the lonely. "On The Train Ride Home" is the first part of a two-part release, with the second album "On The Corner Where You Live" to be released this fall.


The Paper Kites $23.98 Digital: $9.99
Piroshka - Brickbat [LP] Brickbat [LP]

Piroshka is the latest project of Miki Berenyi, frontwoman of British shoegazers Lush. It is also a UK alt-rock supergroup with Moose’s KJ McKillop and Modern English’s Mick Conroy and Elastica’s Justin Welch.


Piroshka $19.98
Millencolin - SOS [LP] SOS [LP]

Swedish punk quartet Millencolin return with their new album, SOS. It’s clear the band members are just as unified as they were when they formed Millencolin, roughly 26 years, eight albums and 2,000 live shows ago. “We’re a band truly formed from respect and understanding for each other and our passion for rock music,” explains vocalist/ bassist Nikola Sarcevic. “If you ask us, this is the best job in the world!”


Millencolin $19.98
Insane Clown Posse - Fearless Fred Fury [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition] Fearless Fred Fury [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition]

indie exclusive double CD that contains a cd for Fearless Fred Fury AND a cd for the Flip The Rat companion


Insane Clown Posse $15.98
Pinegrove - Skylight [Clear LP] Skylight [Clear LP]

The physical edition of Pinegrove's follow-up to 2016's widely heralded 'Cardinal' is now here. Comes with a bonus lp / disc, titled Skylight 2, of an acoustic version of the whole album, exclusive to the physical edition and not available digitally. The deluxe LP comes on clear vinyl.


Pinegrove $23.98
Homeshake - Helium [LP] Helium [LP]

Over his first three albums, Homeshake’s Peter Sagar followed his own idiosyncratic vision, a journey that’s taken him from sturdy guitar-based indie-pop to a bleary-eyed take on lo-fi R&B. Now, with Helium, Sagar is putting down roots in aesthetic territory all his own.

It comes through not only in the gauziness of the production, but also in the vulnerability of the songs themselves. Everyone Sagar encounters here — including himself — seems to be a step removed from present reality, whether by technology (“Anything At All”), solitude (“Just Like My”), or sweet fantasy (“Like Mariah”). The record is stitched together by a series of instrumental interludes, synthesizer explorations whose haziness adds to the suspicion that this is all an uncanny dream.

Where his previous three records were recorded directly to one-inch tape in a local studio, Helium was recorded and mixed by Sagar alone in his apartment in Montreal in early 2018. Freed of the rigid editing process he’d endured before, he was able to lose himself in pursuit of tone and texture. A budding interest in ambient and experimental music pushed him to tinker with the micro-sounds that surround the songs here. It’s a far cry from the chorus-laden guitars of his earlier work. “Ever since I started introducing synthesizers into my music, I’ve gotten more interested in texture,” he says. “I’d hit a creative dead end [with guitars], so synths took over.” The warm chords of a Roland Juno 60 form the album’s base, and gave him a clean palette with which to work. “No tape hiss, no humming power outlets and shitty mixing boards,” as he puts it. “Everything just came out nice and pure.” 


Homeshake $18.98
Perfect Son - Cast [LP] Cast [LP]

Sometime in 2016, just as the Polish singer and producer Tobiasz Biliński began to find success through the dim and fractured electropop of Coldair, he knew it was time for a radical change. The songs on The Provider, Coldair’s much-lauded second album, had been an exorcism of sorts. Laced with songs about early death, chronic disappointment, and clouded minds, the record was, as he puts it now, his earnest attempt to “get all this old shit out.” That mission accomplished, he needed something new, a restart—the unabashedly radiant and unapologetically complex pop of Perfect Son, delivered in 10 perfect shots on Biliński’s Sub Pop debut, Cast. In the past, Biliński’s music has flirted with and explored the darkness, first in a sort of Transatlantic freak-folk and then with the gothic refractions of Coldair. But on Cast, Perfect Son steps boldly into the light without sloughing off emotional weight or depth. With powerful, sweeping production that recalls the best pop beats of Matthew Dear and arcing melodies that conjure the majesty of Shearwater, Perfect Son animates sensations of lust, belonging, and newfound trust with tumescent electronic arrangements that threaten the safety of any sound system. Biliński sings about falls throughout Cast, but also about picking yourself back up, about pressing on despite or perhaps because of the bruises. In the process, he is lifted by music that feels unabashedly motivational, built to remind us that the best times are hopefully to come. Perfect Son, it should be said, is Sub Pop’s first Polish artist, the result of an extended interest in Biliński’s work and the country itself from label co-founder Jonathan Poneman. Several years ago, Biliński applied to play at South by Southwest as Coldair. Poneman saw his performance, and was impressed. The two stayed in touch, with Poneman eventually signing Coldair to a publishing deal. “I bugged him about releasing my stuff constantly,” Biliński admits with a laugh. “And I guess he admired my persistence.” When Cast was finally finished, Poneman didn’t need more convincing. These songs, after all, are magnetic, with the searching harmonies and deep drums of “Promises” and the rhythmic intricacy and serial synths of “Wax” pulling you close on first listen and holding you there for the foreseeable future. These songs and this story are about the power of human perseverance and deliberate reinvention, of knowing that you can confront and come to terms with the darkest angels of your being. Cast is a testament to the possibilities of the future, brilliantly disguised as 10 grandiose and undeniable pop anthems.


Perfect Son $18.98
Rina Mushonga - In A Galaxy [LP] In A Galaxy [LP]

Rina Mushonga $19.98
Picture This - MDRN LV MDRN LV

The biggest selling Irish act in both 2017 and 2018, and the nation’s hottest musical export in decades, Picture This arrived as a phenomenon with their self-titled 2017 full-length debut, Picture This. Certified triple-platinum in Ireland, it held the #1 spot Overall in the country for four weeks, while topping the Streaming Chart for seven weeks. Moreover, it remained in the Top 5 since release. Just over two years since their formation, they’ve impressively sold over 400K tickets.


Picture This $11.99
Avantasia - Moonglow Moonglow

Hailing from Germany, Tobias Sammet created the rock event AVANTASIA in 1999 and celebrated its live premiere in 2008. With over 3.5 million records sold, he is one of the most successful musicians from Germany and has worked with Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker (THE SCORPIONS), Bruce Kulick and Eric Singer (KISS), Eric Martin (MR. BIG) as well as many other stars from the international music business. For a long time Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA has been considered an insider tip. But after countless headline performances at some of the world's largest rock festivals (Sweden Rock Festival, Québec Music Festival, Barcelona Rock Fest etc.), gold awards and several top 10 positions in the world charts, the upcoming AVANTASIA - Moonglow World Tour 2019 can only be considered the biggest rock event of the year!


Avantasia $12.98
Jack & Jack - A Good Friend Is Nice A Good Friend Is Nice

Jack & Jack $13.95
Sly5thave - Let Me Ride / Still D.R.E [Vinyl Single] Let Me Ride / Still D.R.E [Vinyl Single]

Let Me Ride / Still D.R.E is the second 7 single from multi-instrumentalist Sly5thAves The Invisible Man: An Orchestral Tribute To Dr. Dre LP. This instalment offers a rework of Dres notorious Let Me Ride and the timeless Still D.R.E.


Sly5thave $15.98
Marie Davidson - Nina Kraviz x Afrodeutsche Remixes [Vinyl Single] Nina Kraviz x Afrodeutsche Remixes [Vinyl Single]

New Ninja Tune signing Jayda G releases limited 12'' white label for single Leave Room 2 Breathe with longtime collaborator Alexa Dash. Single from forthcoming debut album Significant Changes.


Marie Davidson $14.98
Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (Remixes) [Vinyl Single] It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) (Remixes) [Vinyl Single]

Peggy Gou releases a white label 12'' of remixes for It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) via Ninja Tune. Peggy Gou's anthem It Makes You Forget (Itgehane) has been a staple on dancefloors around the world in 2018, its magnetic appeal growing and intensifying throughout the year. It was released earlier this year on her Once EP which drew high praise from the likes of NPR, Pitchfork, Billboard, The Guardian, Vogue and FADER. Peggy also landed on the cover of Mixmag, graced stages at Coachella, Fuji Rock, Dekmantel and Field Day, and was invited to join BBC Radio 1s Residency. The track has been hammered by everyone from Black Madonna and Ben UFO to Gilles Peterson and has also been shortlisted for Annie Mac's Hottest Record of 2018 on BBC Radio 1.


Peggy Gou $14.98 Digital: $9.99
Eric Church - Chief [Limited Edition Red LP] Chief [Limited Edition Red LP]

This is Eric Church s Platinum certified album which was released in July 2011. The album includes the #1 Hits- Drink In My Hand and Springsteen as well as the Top 10 Hits- Like Jesus Does and Creepin and Top 20 Hit- Homeboy . This Vinyl will be on 180 Gram RED Vinyl and will be released on February 15th. The album went to #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Charts and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Album. Chief has since sold over 2 Million albums to date. Eric co-wrote 11 of the 12 tracks on the album.


Eric Church $22.98
Ryan Bingham - American Love Song [2LP] American Love Song [2LP]

American Love Song finds Bingham honing his creativity on two distinct levels, the personal and the cultural. The record is co-produced with Charlie Sexton, the superb Austin guitarist who has played for years in Bob Dylan s touring band. American Love Song was recorded at Arlyn Studios and Public Hi-Fi in Austin with additional recording at Matter Music/Stella Sound in Los Angeles.


Ryan Bingham $24.98 Digital: $
Crystal Lake - Helix Helix

Formed in 2002 the Japanese band Crystal Lake began influenced by mid-90s hardcore bands. Since then the band’s style and genre has evolved into a more chaotic, metal sound. The band’s international profile has grown as well with tours in South Korea, Japan, Australia and most of Europe. In 2019 Sharptone Records is excited to release the band’s full length “Helix”, the band’s first release for the label.

In addition to releasing “Helix” Crystal Lake will be joining August Burns Red, Miss May I and Fit for a King on tour through North America beginning Jan 24 through Mar 2


Crystal Lake $12.98
Juliana Hatfield - Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John - Bonus Single Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John - Bonus Single

Juliana Hatfield   Digital: $
Chaka Khan - Hello Happiness Hello Happiness

Chaka Khan $9.99
Avril Lavigne - Head Above Water [LP] Head Above Water [LP]

Avril Lavigne's first album in over 5 years includes the title track Head Above Water and Tell Me It's Over


Avril Lavigne $22.98