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What's New 7-16-21

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Columbia

Straddling the line between 80s parody and homage, Sob Rock, Mayers eight full length, embraces the guitar and synth mesh of the soft and yacht rock varieties. Recorded during the pandemic (with legendary producer Don Was) as an offering of comfort in these trying times - its a warm blanket of breezy tracks in which listeners can sink into and enjoy a smooth trip back to the before times.

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Loma Vista

To accompany the unrestrained awesomeness of DCs Dark Nights: Death Metal comic series, executive producer/composer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, John Wick) presents the Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack. Directly inspired by the comic series storyline, the diverse soundtrack illuminates the darkest corners of each DC characters psyche.

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Republic

Written and recorded in upstate New York at Allaire Studios, Sling was co-produced by Clairo and Golden Globe/GRAMMY Award-winning producer Jack Antonoff (of fun.). Featuring Blouse, the crushing ballad with Lorde on backing vocals. Available in various formats, including indie exclusive dark green vinyl, cassette, and as five limited edition box sets.

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Fat Possum

"It's real peaks and valleys with me," Nathan Williams says. "I can be super optimistic and I can feel really good, and then I can hit a skid and it's like an earthquake hits my life, and everything just falls apart. Some of it is my own doing, of course." It's this self-awareness that permeates each of Hideaway's songs, marking them each as mature reckonings with who he is. Produced by Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio.

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Blue Note

Dave McMurray made his Blue Note debut in 2018 with Music Is Life, an album that focused largely on his own assertive original tunes. Now, the saxophonist returns with Grateful Deadication, a cover album that turns one of the most celebrated catalogs in rock songwriting into a vehicle for his own jazz expression.

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Republic

Republic Records present the soundtrack to Space Jam: A New Legacy, the mega-anticipated animated/live-action film. Featuring the hit single, We Win", which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs chart and united multiplatinum GRAMMY Award-nominated rapper Lil Baby with 16x GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum gospel icon Kirk Franklin.

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Dedstrange

Released on their own newly formed label, Dedstrange, Hologram is a sonic return to Strangers rawest, most unhinged sound. With songs addressing the decay of connections, friendships lost, and the trials and tribulations of these troubled times, Hologram serves as an abstract mirror to the moment we live in.

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