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What's New 11-4-22

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Dualtone

Love Songs for Losers encompasses everything from arena-ready rock anthems to the gorgeously sprawling Americana tunes the band refers to as little redneck symphonies. Its an intimate meditation on the pain and joy and ineffable wonder of being human, at turns profoundly heartbreaking and sublimely transcendent.

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Compass

On his new album, There Is So Much Here Toad the Wet Sprocket front man Glen Phillips dives into the joys and sorrows of everyday life with help from Dave Depper (Death Cab For Cutie), Ji Tanzer (Blue Cranes) and John Morgan Askew. Available on Indie Exclusive Orange colored vinyl.

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Legacy

Billy Joels legendary 1990 concert at Yankee Stadium stands as one of the greatest concert films of all time. The newly edited version includes a never-before-released performance of Uptown Girl along with interviews from Billy and behind-the-scenes footage from the events production - all live from the ionic stadium in The Bronx.

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ATO Records

Baxter holed up for over a year at a former rubber-band factory in the Kentucky countryside to create his patchwork of lush psychedelia and Beatlesesque pop. "Id get up and go outside, see a butterfly and connect that with some impulsive thought Id had three months ago and suddenly a song Id been working on would make sense.

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MNRK

On their third full length, The Blue Stones fully capture the controlled chaos and combustible energy of the duos live set. Its an incredibly solid and well-polished album that stands out in an oversaturated genre, luring you in with rocking riffs and keeping your attention with catchy, driving rhythms and the occasional calming reprieve.

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Partisan Records

Where Im Meant To Bes winding hybrid sound and refined collective character marry cool confidence with bright energy while jazz, grime and afrobeat harmonize to the highest levels. Full of call-and-response conversations between their ensemble parts, its a natural product of years improvising together on-stage.

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Virgin Music

Named by Pitchfork as one of the most important artists of the last 25 years, Broken Social Scene set the gold standard for indie rock in the 21st century. Old Dead Young is a career-spanning collection of B-sides, rarities, and outtakes pulled from 20 years of 7" singles, compilations, soundtracks, unreleased music, and hard-to-find releases

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Glassnote

Gleaming and resplendent, contoured and finessed, another Gallic artwork that has graced the halls of the Louvre is on display. No, its not some Renaissance portraiture, but another album from French sons Phoenix, with a Botticelli gracing its cover and actually birthed from the pandemic-induced emptiness of the Muse des Arts Dcoratifs.

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Sub Pop

Waterhouse catalogs the most intimate, formative, and formative moments of her life through songs. You might recognize her name or her work as an actress and model, but you'll really get to know the multi-faceted artist through her music. Milk Teeth compiles her various non-album singles onto a physical release for the first time.

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Third Man

Whether hunkered in alongside Jack White, Josh Homme, or indeed Iggy Pop, Dean Fertita epitomizes the unflashy sideman. The QOTSA and Dead Weather guitarists fluorescent solo venture ranges from zany synth-rock to early-70s Beach Boys blissfulness, ever focused on tight songcraft, usually with hot licks sizzling in to fill any looming vacuum.

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Warp

The musical duo Mount Kimbie present the double album. Die Cut showcases Doms work; skipping between hip-hop, RnB, and electronic pop, and featuring a cast of vocalists. Kais City Planning twists avant-garde signifiers into a deft and refined statement with sleek beats and stuttering arpeggios layered with scuzz and personality.

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Thirty Tigers

Though Greg Brown's songs have been a part of Seth Avetts listening diet for decades, Seth gained a more profound appreciation once he put his own voice behind them. This collection is an expression of admiration and gratitude for one of his heroes. But it's also a reflection of his own artistry and ability as an interpreter.

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Metal Blade

Ingested have once again shown that modern death metal is in trustworthy hands. Their Metal Blade debut is a vicious statement of intent, proving that they are no less dominant as a three-piece. Its an all-around solid death metal album that showcases fantastic songwriting and musicianship throughout.

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