Cousin sees Wilco back in their more familiar progressive and experimental rock territory. Tweedy’s singular songwriting is in full evidence, with lyrics weaving across a variety of topics – from the iconoclastic to the introspective. Adding a new element to the recording process was the attachment of Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon as producer.
An all-star tribute to the legacy of the GRAMMY award-winning singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Featuring Brandy Clark, Shawn Colvin, Iris Dement, Steve Earle, Mary Gauthier, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, Todd Snider, Billy Strings and Molly Tuttle, and The War And Treaty covering some of Griffith’s most notable releases.
L’Rain takes the universal pop theme of love and inspects it through the form of a conversation – bold, bratty and even a touch diabolical – with her younger self. I Killed Your Dog considers what it means to hurt the people you love the most, and untangles her relationship with femininity and the formal musical conventions that others have placed on her.
Featuring the six singles, ‘Forever’, ‘Don’t Save Me’, ‘Falling’, ‘The Wire’, ‘If I Could Change Your Mind’ & ‘My Song 5’, Days Are Gone hasn’t been reissued since its release in 2013. Housed in an entirely new package, the album features a track list compiled by the band of their favorite demos and remixes on transparent green vinyl.
The GRAMMY award-winning singer/songwriter has established her as one of the significant roots rock musicians of her generation. Hailing from Boston, Tedeschi made her mark on the national stage during the late 1990s with her debut album, Just Won't Burn. In 2023 we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the album that started it all.
An undeniable modern classic, effortlessly condensing any number of disparate styles and genres into music which thrillingly broaches any gap between Jazz, Soul, R&B and Funky House. A bold, brave and courageous leap forward, Falling or Flying speaks to the musical and emotional era where Jorja is now, and how she got here.
Devilishly fun, appropriately campy, and indulgently satisfying for fans of both heavy music and scary movies, The Silver Scream expertly combines Ice Nine Kills' passionate execution with a dark sense of humor and love of pop culture on their strongest, most melodic, and enjoyable effort to date.
Reigning from Atlanta, GA, vocal powerhouse Teddy Swims masterfully blends genres from pop, soul, hip-hop, to R&B. With his soul-stirring voice and heartfelt lyrics, I’ve Tried Everything… delivers an intimate and cathartic experience, delving into themes of love, loss, and the complexities of life.
Guitarist Eric Krasno (Lettuce, Soulive) and drummer Stanton Moore (Galactic, Garage-a-Trois) showcase songs from some of their favorite female artists including Amy Winehouse, Billie Eilish, H.E.R., Nina Simone and more. Featuring organist Eric Finland with special guests Cory Henry, Branford Marsalis and Robert Randolph.
Orions Belte has been a steady supplier of groovy, catchy and dreamy instrumental pop since their 2018 debut album Mint. From their third studio album , Women, we are served noisy guitar riffs on "Silhouettes", cinematic string arrangements on "I Will Always Miss You", irresistible and catchy summer vibes throughout.
Initially released in 2007, For Those Who Have Heart, A Day To Remember’s first album on Victory Records, saw the band start their rise to the very top of the Warped Tour Metalcore scene. This 10th anniversary release of the record sees the album newly remixed by Adam D, and remastered.
Fieh returns with their third studio album, III, once more leaving an impression by representing the front line of the Norwegian “future soul” scene. Behind groovy compositions catchy beats, writer, Fieh uncovers concerns and deeper questions with their raw and versatile voice - delicate and tender in one moment and domineering in the next.
Across 12 vibrant, transformational and uncompromising tracks she wrote and produced, Lætia Tamko channels dance music and effervescent pop through her own confident sensibilities. These conservational songs are alive and unselfconscious, a document of an artist fully embracing her vision and reclaiming her joy.
Confronting the loss of his newborn son, Ram Dass walks through the stages of grief and loss in The Unimaginable as he seeks to find solace, peace, and happiness amidst heavy turmoil. Humanity itself is held in this music as the tragedy of mortality is mourned with exquisite and cinematic soundscapes and simple three part vocal harmonies.
Struggler is a concept album about keeping up the fight and the search for meaning in a bonkers world. Musically, the strange collision of experimental post-punk, rap, and R&B that marked Owusu’s earlier work remains in effect but it's a testament to his artistic conviction that he chose to make something even riskier and more complex. Even better, he pulled it off.
More intimate and expansive than anything Dutcher has created before, Motewolonuwok hedges the line between storytelling and composition as both a transcendental protest record and an exploration of self. This is experimental pop as corrective medicine: a defiant, healing, and queer experience that fills any listener with power and wisdom.
The deluxe edition of Hay’s (Men At Work) acclaimed 2022 album, titled Now And The Evermore (More) includes seven unreleased and never beforeheard tracks from the original recording sessions and celebrates life, love, and finding silver linings and reasons to smile through the challenges of recent times.
The iconic guitarist, songwriter and vocalist returns with his 10th studio album – a red-hot album from start to finish, featuring 11 all-original songs that are full of dynamism and bravado. The album is classic rockabilly at its absolute finest and showcases Setzer at the top of his career.
2010’s Metalic Spheres’ (Blade Runner soundtrack meets wish Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here) album gets a fresh coat of sonic paint on this reimagining of the album. Producer Youth’s proposition is to remix it as an “Orb classic”, promising an experience that’s like discovering a brand new album.
From the meditative track “my own age” and breakbeat-backed, late ’90s-leaning “all my luck” to the lo-fi punk standout “ring in your ear” (featuring Motion City Soundtrack’s Justin Courtney Pierre) and made-for-dashboard-drumming “89cc” (complete with a searing sax solo) the album is a testament to Hunny’s musical fluency and dedication to their craft.
The first official solo release of the acclaimed UK drummer, Yussef Dayes. Across 19 tracks, Black Classical Music melds the spirit of everything from 70s funk, reggae and Senegalese percussion while simultaneously nodding to furious dancefloor pacings of the soundsystem continuum.
Alone In A Crowd brings back Tree’s Dadaist, “meta-humor” while continuing to explore and dissect the absurdity of modern culture, obsession with fame and social media. He asks us to reflect both the light and the darkness of human nature within popular culture, while holding a mirror and embracing the absurdity of it all.
Arriving with the impulsiveness and attitude that at once defines the band’s eternal spirit, Relentless is a clearly defined snapshot of where The Pretenders are in 2023. Features a long hoped-for collaboration with the esteemed composer Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead, The Smile), who provides the string arrangement for the album’s beautiful closing track.
The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) is a national level organization comprised of the best independent record stores in America. CIMS was founded in 1995 with the goal of uniting like minded independent store owners, giving them a more powerful voice in the music industry. The stores that make up CIMS are all very different, but we share the same desires – to be the heart of our communities, to super-serve our customers, to support and develop artists, and to share our love of music.
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