Death Cab For Cutie
Buy Now Asphalt Meadows is neither a nostalgic rehash of earlier heights nor a workmanlike product lacking innovation or novelty. It is instead a statement that Death Cab can both occupy space in the indie rock pantheon while at the same time producing new work deserving of consideration with some of their finest early work. *Indie Exclusive Pink LP* Dayglow
People In Motion
Buy Now Magnetically energetic and eternally hopeful, Dayglow excels in creating catchy, carefully crafted, effervescent indie pop. Fun and colorful, People In Motion meditates on the ideas of commitment, inner peace, and movement, while inviting the listener to the dance floor to leave the chaos and noise of our current culture behind. Lamb of God
Buy Now Produced by longtime collaborator Josh Wilbur (Korn, Megadeath), Omens is Lamb Of God's most diverse affair. Densely muscular with a pessimistic eye toward inner struggles and global affairs alike, Omens is a furious entry in the band’s catalog, perhaps their angriest album yet. "It’s a pissed-off record,” explains vocalist D. Randall Blythe. Slipknot
The End, So Far
Buy Now Aside from the blood, the gore, the theatrics and the noise, there’s always been much more to the band’s ability to shock and surprise – and now it seems their next left turn could be their most daring yet. As Taylor warns on the old-school arena shredder, “Warranty”: “Isn’t this what you came here for?” *Indie Exclusive 2x Neon Yellow LP* Broken Bells
Into The Blue
Buy Now James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) share an alchemical connection. In Burton’s hands, the studio becomes a transformative space, where he can robe Mercer’s songs as instinct and imagination demand. Mercer’s understated, emotive songraft, meanwhile, keep Burton’s sonic visions anchored. *Indie Exclusive Opaque Purple LP* Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, & Brian Blade
Buy Now The members of the legendary 1990s Joshua Redman Quartet—Redman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Brian Blade (drums)—reunited after twenty-six years for 2020’s RoundAgain. They return now with LongGone, a flawless effort by four musicians that have only gotten better in time, each at the very top of his game now. KT Tunstall
Buy Now Produced by Martin Terefe, Nut draws on Tunstall's love of percussive West African grooves as a metaphor for the learning patterns of the mind. It is an eclectic album that seamlessly weaves together disparate styles while showcasing the Grammy-nominee’s singular knack for balancing introspective folk and propulsive rock. Michelle Branch
The Trouble With Fever
Buy Now Working again with Patrick Carney, Branch picks up where Hopeless Romantic left off. Where that record had a slight modern patina thanks to dabbling in lite electronica, The Trouble with Fever feels retro: it's heavy on harmonies and studded with fuzz guitars, all accentuating sharply crafted melodies. It’s alluring and open, an invitation for relaxation as much as it is for reflection. Makaya McCraven
In These Times
Buy Now The 11 song suite was created over 7+ years, as McCraven strived to design a highly personal but broadly communicable fusion of odd-meter compositions from his working songbook with orchestral, large ensemble arrangements and the edit-heavy “organic beat music” that he’s honed over a growing body of production-craft. *Indie Exclusive Ivory LP* Freddie Gibbs
$oul $old $eparately
Buy Now Freddie’s been in the game for a while (debuted on the Freshman XXL cover with Meek Mill, Nipsey Hussle) yet he was the only one with no major label backing. His partnership with Warner is his very first major deal. He feels as if he has made it thus far in his career without compromising his morals, creative integrity and principals as a man all while resisting temptations… hence the title. LeAnn Rimes
Buy Now Dealing with dueling themes—light and dark, creation and destruction, hope and despair—god’s work is a truly personal record with depth in its message-driven lyrics. It provokes questions among listeners, even if that question is “Did LeAnn Rimes just say ‘fuck?’,” and it urges them to look inward. It’s got a lot to say. Noah Kahan
Buy Now Rife with fluttering guitar melodies, inviting vocals, and homey imagery of the Northeast on the verge of changing seasons, Stick Season represents a massive turning point for Kahan. His relationship with his career has been altered, his conviction for storytelling and a pursuit of a more organic sound that aligns with the folk music of his upbringing has firmly arrived. Kelsea Ballerini
Subject To Change
Black River Entertainment
Buy Now The two-time Grammy nominee’s keen pop sensibilities make it light yet her country roots keeps it frank. There is a lot of nostalgia to this record as Ballerini has mentioned. "It does sound really '90s-inspired, '90s country and '90s pop... I really just wanted to start this next chapter with something that feels good. It's breezy, it's happy, and I hope people hear that." Todd Snider
Return of the Storyteller
Buy Now Return plays like a masterclass on guitar and a freewheeling imagination. Threading his husky-voiced phrasing through a likable cosmic cowboy manner, he invites you on a tour of tunes humorous, Proustian and heart-worn. As the fifteen-song set unfolds, you can feel a tangible bond building between Snider and his fans. *Indie Exclusive Opaque Sky Blue LP* Sunny Sweeney
Aunt Daddy Records
Buy Now Co-produced by beloved Texas musician and larger-than-life personalities Paul Cauthen and Beau Bedford, Married Alone is the genre-benidng songwriting spitfire’s finest work yet, bringing together confessional songwriting, image-rich narratives and no shortage of sonic surprises for a loosely conceptual album about loss and healing. John Fullbright
Buy Now 10 years after his Grammy-nominated From The Ground Up, Fullbright is back. This time it’s a team effort with various Tulsa residents act as backing band. This seems to have loosened up his songwriting, forgoing the stately economy of the past for something altogether more expansive and with a renewed lightness of spirit. Let’s sincerely hope he’s back for good now. The Bobby Lees
Buy Now Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Henry Rollins…these are just a few of the punk icons who have shown support. The Bobby Lees make music that is punk in spirit and soul; unfettered and resolutely honest. It's the kind of aural exorcism any listener can tap into, something that struck a chord with Rollins who brought them to Ipecac Recordings. *Limited Edition White LP* Patrick Watson
Better In The Shade
Secret City Records
Buy Now It’s the little things that count on this muted mini album. This unsettled music for an unsettled era, the kind of songs which can make you feel euphoric and make you feel down-hearted (sometimes at the same time). Through it all, though, these tunes are the sonic equivalent of living, breathing, human warmth. Bittersweet melancholy is rarely more refined. LISTEN HERE LISTEN HERE Tove Lo
mtheory/Pretty Swede Records
Buy Now The Swedish pop star explores the intricacies of her femininity on her fifth album, Dirt Femme. “I’m a pansexual woman married to a straight man,” says Tove. “I believe masculine and feminine lives on a spectrum in all humans. There are so many more interesting nuances than most people want to accept. Songs on this album will contradict each other, will probably upset some of you, will make you want to dance, cry, fuck and drive your car really, really, fast.”
Sammy Hagar & The Circle - Crazy Times - UMe
Crazy Times is the brand-new studio album from Sammy Hagar & The Circle – Sammy Hagar (vocals), Michael Anthony (bass), Jason Bonham (drums/percussion), Vic Johnson (guitars). Featuring the title track, "Father Time," "Funky Feng Shui," and more.
Luke Bryan - #’1’s Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 - Capitol Records Nashville
Luke Bryan releases his #1’s on CD for the first time. It includes 22 #1 Hits that span over 12 years. #’1’s Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 begins with “Rain Is A Good Thing” which was his first #1 and all of the way up to 2021 with his #1- “Knockin’ Boots”. Luke Bryan has released seven studio albums to date. Since his debut, Luke Bryan has garnered 27 #1 hits and has more RIAA certified digital singles than any other country artist with 68.5 million, has 15.6 billion streams worldwide, and has sold nearly 13 million albums. Each CD includes a Free Limited Edition Poster
Brooke Annibale - Better By Now - Nettwerk Records
Written in early 2021, Better By Now features 10 blossoming indie-pop tracks that Brooke Annibale describes as a "spectrum of emotions." In her trademark layered approach, Brooke reflects on love, anxiety, and how two seemingly opposing forces can exist at once. "Better By Now is almost 50% about falling in love and 50% about depression and anxiety," she says. "And what that means in my life and how that applies to the world we're in right now."
ALSO OUT THIS WEEKFor more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.
Pixies - Doggerel [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Yellow LP]
Metric - Formentera [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue LP]
Bjork - Fossora [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Green 2LP]
Freddie Gibbs - $oul $old $eparately
Denzel Curry - Melt My Eyez See Your Future [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Blue Smoke LP]
Slipknot - The End, So Far [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Neon Yellow 2LP]
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - XI: Bleed Here Now [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear w/ Translucent Blue Swirl 2LP]
Lambchop - The Bible [Indie Exclusive limited Edition Peak Yellow & Black Marbled 2LP]
L.A. Salami - Ottloline
Shygirl - Nymph [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Blue LP]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Cool It Down
Tyler Childers - Can I Take My Hounds To Heaven? [3LP]
George Michael - Older: Remastered [Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set]
OFF! - Free LSD [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Deep Purple LP]
Milly - Eternal Ring [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Crush LP]
renforshort - dear amelia [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Various Artists - All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs & Voice Of Gregg Allman [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Gold LP Box Set+Back Stage Pass]
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular [RSD Essential Hot Pink LP]
Julie Odell - Autumn Eve [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
Titus Andronicus - The Will to Live [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Silver & Black LP]
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: 20th Anniversary [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Creamy White 2LP]
Buddy Guy - The Blues Don’t Lie
Drowning Pool - Strike A Nerve
& More .....
Dayglow - People In Motion - Dayglow, LLC
Magnetically energetic and eternally hopeful, Dayglow (the project of Austin, TX based Sloan Struble) excels in creating catchy, carefully crafted, effervescent indie pop. His home-recorded 2018 debut album Fuzzybrain featured the Platinum Certified single “Can I Call You Tonight?”, which went on to be hailed as 2020’s biggest independent alternative hit. Following up with his sophomore album Harmony House in 2021, Dayglow generated a mountain of indie buzz and critical acclaim anchored by lead single "Close To You". Now, after racking up over a billion streams and selling out headline tours around the world, Dayglow returns with his third album People In Motion. Fun and colorful, People In Motion meditates on the ideas of commitment, inner peace, and movement, while inviting the listener to the dance floor to leave the chaos and noise of our current culture behind.
Willow - COPINGMECHANISM - MSFTS / Roc Nation
Willow's new album features "(maybe) it’s my fault," "hover like a GODDESS" and more. On tour with MGK and international festivals, plus appearances on NPR, SNL and more through 2022.
Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros - Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol. 2 - Third Man Records
Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros—consisting of Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti—are set for the release of their second vinyl collection of recorded material, Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado, Vol. 2, October 7 on Third Man Records. “This was our first quick tour with The Wolfpack,” Weir says. “There’s a rawness to it that we’ll prolly never get again…”The album follows Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live in Colorado, which was released this past February to critical acclaim. Vol. 2 also features songs recorded live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Colorado in June, 2021—a documentation of their first live audience concerts in over a year due to the pandemic—featuring Greg Leisz on pedal steel, along with The Wolfpack: Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown.
Alvvays - Blue Rev - Polyvinyl Records
Alvvays' third album, the nervy joyride that is the compulsively lovable Blue Rev, doesn't simply reassert what's always been great about Alvvays but instead reimagines it. They have, in part and sum, never been better. There are newly aggressive moments here-the gleeful and snarling guitar solo at the heart of opener "Pharmacist," or the explosive cacophony near the middle of "Many Mirrors." And there are some purely beautiful spans, too-the church- organ fantasia of "Fourth Figure," or the blue-skies bridge of "Belinda Says." But the power and magic of Blue Rev stems from Alvvays' ability to bridge ostensible binaries, to fuse elements that seem antithetical in single songs-cynicism and empathy, anger and play, clatter and melody, the soft and the steely.
Tom Waits - Blood Money: 20th Anniversary Edition - Anti
Blood Money is etched. It’s scratched out in bold, dark lines, with marimba, trumpet, and bass clarinet and contains some songs of Tom Waits’ most memorable melodies. The songs are declarative, sardonic, unforgiving, musical dispatches, from the bottom of the heap. “Blood Money is flesh and bone, earthbound,” said Waits. “The songs are rooted in reality: jealousy, rage, the human meat wheel...They are more car- nal. I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. We all like bad news out of a pretty mouth. I like songs to sound as though they’ve been aging in a barrel and distressed.”
Tuesday, October 11th - 5:00 p.m.
Charlie Parr - Last of the Better Days Ahead Book Release Event
Join us on Tuesday, October 11th at 5:00 p.m. for very special release party for Charlie Parr's forthcoming book, Last of the Better Days Ahead. This is Charlie's first work of fiction. Readers are treated to a deep dive into the big picture of a group of Charlie’s songs. Like the old, well-hewn gospel songs, there is both darkness and light. There are tales of childhood, families, cantankerous uncles and aunts, and slightly lost individuals. Through keyholes opening into rays of light, the reader watches the lives of everyday humans unrolling in unheroic yet poetic and unvarnished ways that those that love Parr’s songs will cherish.
Charlie will read from the book, play a few songs and then sign copies of his new book. This event is free and open to all ages.
Electric Fetus is proud to partner with Merge Records and Grimey's in Nashville to release a limited exclusive AUTOGRAPHED version of Lambchop's forthcoming release, The Bible.
Our version is a double LP on grey & white marble vinyl housed in same packaging as the standard version. Side D is an etching. Autographed. Ltd to 400 total. Electric Fetus has 150 copies available. Full album download included.
More info on this release:
The story of The Bible begins with Wagner up in the middle of the night during the first year of the plague, watching his new friend from Minneapolis, Andrew Broder, play a Wurlitzer on Instagram Live. Broder was one in a group of Minneapolis musicians Wagner had met prior to the pandemic through mutual friend Justin Vernon (Bon Iver). After watching the livestream, he called Broder up. “Dude, I’ll get you in a studio,” he says, “you just go in there for like three or four hours and do your thing.” Broder sent him back twelve 20 minute-long pieces. And then Wagner found himself in Minneapolis, in the sweltering summer of 2021, in a decommissioned paint factory turned practice space. Wagner would find an immediate musical spark with Broder & his musical partner Ryan Olson (Gayngs, contributor to Taylor Swift's Evermore). Olson contributes greatly to the album, both with arrangements & production. “Ryan and Andrew, they’re like two sides of my personality,” Wagner says. “And if you put them together as a team, they represent me.” Good thing, because this would be the first time Wagner let somebody else—people who weren’t even from Nashville—produce a Lambchop record.
The music on The Bible is more unpredictable than it’s ever been on a Lambchop record. Jazz careening into country, into disco, into funk, and back to country. All tied together with Wagner’s own voice, born from a perspective on his own life inspired by taking care of his father at the end of his life. The sounds all jumbled together with snatches of observations, words torn from the headlines in Minneapolis—bumper stickers on the freeway, or graffiti from outside that decommissioned paint factory. Through the weeks, musicians (local & non-local) would come & go, putting their own thumbprints on this bible. Perhaps most strikingly, contributions from two different vocal choirs (Bells of the Lakes & Lutheran Bells) & gorgeous string arrangements courtesy of yMusic co-founder C.J. Camerieri (who has also arranged strings for Sufjan Stevens, Antony & the Johnsons & The National).
Ten Bands One Cause Announces 2022 Vinyl Lineup of Albums Benefitting Red Door Community
This year's vinyl includes titles by Nas, The Black Keys, Colter Wall, The Allman Brothers, Judah and the Lion, Senses Fail, The Bangles, Turnpike Troubadours, Jungle Fire and BADBADNOTGOOD.
Pink vinyl will be pressed for each title, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Red Door Community, where no one faces cancer alone. The nonprofit's mission is to create a welcoming community of FREE cancer support to bring knowledge, hope and empowerment to anyone and everyone impacted by cancer and their families.
Here is a list of this year's Ten Bands One Cause releases and links to pre-order: (release dates subject to change)
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Brotherkenzie - NATHAN
We're excited to partner with Down in the Valley to offer the Twin Cities exclusive of this release on emerald vinyl. This is limited to 250 copies and all copies will be autographed!
Brotherkenzie is the solo output from Minneapolis producer and songwriter Nathan Stocker – and, through the project, lives in the shadows, operating on the outskirts of the music industry, something he’s grown increasingly less interested in as he ages. Brotherkenzie’s music is a chasm carved from honesty and earnestness, the result teetering between catchiness and pop, but with sharp edges.
We’re psyched to be the only U.S. store to offer The Wombats' release Fix Yourself, Not the World on blue vinyl! This is limited to 500 copies. Order yours now!
Recording remotely over the past year from their respective homes, The Wombats have been working hard to produce some of the most captivating, inventive and forward-thinking music of their career to date. With Murph in Los Angeles, bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen in Oslo and drummer Dan Haggis in London, they discussed each day’s plan via Zoom, then recorded separately, sending individual files to producers Jacknife Lee (U2, The Killers), Gabe Simon (Dua Lipa, Lana Del Rey), Paul Meaney (Twenty One Pilots, Nothing But Thieves) and Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag‘n’Bone Man) to mix into the finished tracks. “It was pure madness, to be honest,” explains Murph.
Feb. 6th update: All orders will be copies signed by the band here on Feb. 4th.