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NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:

Welcome to another weekly update of new arrivals from Strictly Discs. Much like this week's weather has brought a host of blooming beauty, the record goddesses have delivered an extremely long list of new releases, so you might want to grab a snack or a beverage before you dive in here.
Courtney Barnett brings us a 3rd indelible album of her one of a kind down-under slacker genius, renovating grunge for the 21st century and killing us with her never-so-clever lyrical chops. The slightly more polished yin to Barnett's yang, Ray LaMontagne delivers a suite of his smooth folk-rock with a touch more psychedelia than his previous efforts. This ones here on clear vinyl while it lasts.
Two generations of indie rockers that are too smart for their own good bring us new records this week. Stephen Malkmus and his band the Jicks (what is a Jick anyway?) release their first in four years, and it's a sprawling, yet focused romp through a whole bag of rock/pop genres. Same goes for Parquet Courts, who embrace a bit of uptempo (dare I say) Britpop on their new one, 'Wide Awake', in the house on CD, LP and very limited deluxe LP.
Two of SD's most reliable faves treat their fans to the pure good stuff with new records this week: Ryley Walker's 'Deafman Glance' finds the wise young guitar whiz shedding a bit of the 'revival' feel of his past couple records while sticking in a very amiable zone of frontporch/backyard jamming. Harpist Mary Lattimore delivers her most fully realized album yet. 'Hundreds of Days' pairs her luxurious stringwork with keys, piano and a little guitar, in an absolutely gorgeous cyclical suite of songs that you can listen to over and over (we have!).
Want to fill your sunny afternoons with endless parades of killer guitar jams? Look no further than the new albums from the Sahelian great Bombino and the San Franciscan burner legends Wooden Shjips! We've also got new releases from Quiet Slang (the mellow side project of Beach Slang frontman James Alex). Michael Rault, Jennifer Castle, Brad Mehldau, and a new album from TT, the solo project of Warpaint vocalist Theresa Wayman which, lucky for us, basically sounds like a new Warpaint album!
Two electronic producers who keep their cards (and their releases) close to the vest open up the vaults big time this week. Nicolas Jaar's Against All Logic project is a continuation of the more dance-oriented work he started off making, and the new vinyl set '2012-2017' is remarkably packed full of satisfying, deliriously funky jams that will whet the appetites of those who miss the old Nico. Same goes for 'Rausch', the massive new album from the German ambient producer Gas aka Wolfgang Voigt, which pairs beautiful, layered passages with looming, sinister tones wrought with an ambiguous nostalgic reach.

In case you forgot, the latest album from the Breeders reminded you just how kickass all those early, out of print records from their first two phases were. Lucky for you they are back in print now. That's 'Pod', 'Last Splash', 'Title TK', and 'Mountain Battles'.
Crucial art-rock reissues come in from Jonny Greenwood and Bark Psychosis. 'Bodysong' was the Radiohead co-founder's first entry into soundtrack work, and was barely even circulated on vinyl in 2003 when it was released. Same goes for Bark Psychosis' 2004 swansong 'Codename:Dustsucker', a genre-defying album of hallucinatory slowcore that drifts somewhere at the intersection of later-era Talk Talk and early-era Low. 
Two reissues that basically bookend the long career of Pink Floyd hit vinyl this week. First up is 'Relics' a collection of the band's earliest, wildest songs, replicated here (with a couple exceptions) in their original stereo versions. Next up is the massive l995 live set 'Pulse', which would have set you back close to a grand until now. That one comes as a 4LP set with a hard slipcase and a 52 page hardback book, but inexplicably no blinking light.
More classic names get reissued and/or archived this week. We've got a new LP of Otis Redding 'Dock of the Bay Sessions', celebrating the 50th anniversary of that album. Fresh LP pressings of Gene Clark's 'White Light' and Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills' 'Super Session', an unreleased early live CD from the Shadows of Knight, and two deep ones from the Paul McCartney catalog, 'Thrillington' and 'Chaos and Creation in the Backyard'.
The German electro-punk innovators Deutsche Amerikanische Freundschaft (usually just D.A.F.) provided the seeds for all sorts of electro-pop and sexed-up techno to come with their run of early 80s albums 'Die Kleinen und Die Bosen', 'Alles Ist Gut' and 'Fur Immer'. These records are uncompromising, inventive, fun, and funny, and haven't found many matches in the 30-some years since their release. Think of LCD Soundsystem, but significantly more German, with a slightly lower BMI and a slightly higher tweaking of gender expectations and you're about there. These LPs are also quite hard to come by on LP until these affordable represses hit the shelves today.

Trim, twitchy post punk incoming from the PacNW's great, underrated Lithics, while we've got two new LPs from the doomsters Krallice, 'Loum' and 'Go Be Forgotten'. Well OK then!

Some great hip hop new and old in the house today. Guru's 90s landmark 'Jazzmatazz' gets a very deluxe vinyl re-run as a 3LP set with a disc of instrumentals and a disc of unreleased tracks. G-Eazy's radio-dominator 'The Beautiful & Damned' is now here on vinyl. We've got the vinyl version of the score from 'Black Panther', as well as new CDs from Del (the Funkee Del) and someone known to the kids as YFN Lucci.

If chill, relaxing, impossible to define music is your bag, this week is overloaded with winners. The Music From Memory label delivers a second LP of unearthed treasures from 80s UK bedroom musician Michal Turtle that are somehow just as unbelievably lovely, detailed and strange as the first set, straddling the worlds of Jon Hassell and Bill Nelson, with a touch of homespun electro-pop ala Arthur Russell. German microhouse producer Moomin makes warm, lush tracks that hit you like a mallet wrapped in a silk pillowcase, and 'Yesterday's Tomorrows' may be his most expansive LP yet. NYC's Shy Layers follows up his surprise debut with an even more sultry suite of muted pop sophistication on 'Midnight Marker', while the inimitable Stroom label has repressed it's exceedingly hard-to-snag overview of the Dutch ethno-eccentric explorer Cybe's early 80s cassette work, 'Tropische Verlangen', which is a deeply revelatory trip through some parallel earth's idea of a new age album.
Some truly breathtaking new jazz and avant CDs hit the racks this week from some big names. Check out new discs from Daniel Carter with William Parker and Matthew Shipp, two new ones from Henry Threadgill, a reissue of Phil Niblock's 'Touch Food', a long-needed new disc from folk-jazz tripper Steve Tibbetts, unclassifiable avant from Okkyung Lee, and a truly stunning album of Norwegian folk songs rearranged by bandleader/bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten.

On the international front, check out a very lush CD and LP reissue of the lone (extremely, very, nobody in the world even has it-rare) 1975 album from Brazilian musician Helio Matheus, which slots in well alongside psychedelic Brazil classics from Arthur Verocai, Tim Maia and Caetano Veloso. We have new CDs from Fatoumata Diawara and Ballake Sissoko, a lovely and moving collection of music from the Burkina Faso folk-soul-pop star Pierre Sandwidi, and a great new CD set of Yoruban rhythm music from Soul Jazz.
On the techno and electronic front, there's some biggies. Celestial house god Mr. Fingers returns to show us how its done with 'Cerebral Hemispheres', a sprawling 2 disc masterclass in contemplative moods. The Trilogy Tapes bequeaths us a new EP from NYC breaky techno whiz J. Albert. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith delivers a limited edition EP of music taken from a recent documentary film score on clear vinyl, while the latest edition of the Dekmantel Selectors series finds German leftfield queen Lena Willikens sharing almost entirely unreleased tracks from her favorite contemporary artists, plus a couple rare ones from her collection. We've also got huge new albums from Paul White, Ame, Gabor Lazar, Cecelia, Kali Malone and the Head Technician (better known as Pye Corner Audio), and new EPs from SW and SVN, Manos Tsangaris, Job Sifre, Darling, Jamal Moss, Dego & Kaidi, and Iury Lech, remixed by Powder and Suzanne Kraft.
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USED VINYL ALERT

USED VINYL ALERT

Heading downstairs for this week's Used Vinyl Alert, you might want to write your name and number on your arm, because it's about to get extremely psychedelic down here. In addition to some big ones in the jazz, blues, soul, new wave, and electronic worlds, this week's collection goes very, very deep into the many heavy, heady worlds of psych.

Check out classics, cheap and rare alike, from names like Blue Cheer, Caravan, Fever Tree, Strawberry Alarm Clock, the Pretty Things, Nektar, Love, Canned Heat and the Electric Prunes, plus more obscurities from the Poppy Family, Crystal Mansion, the Zodiac, Ars Nova, Mount Rushmore, Neighbrhood Childr'n, the Bubble Puppy, the Troggs, Trapeze, Atlantis, Ayers Rock, Boomerang, Blues Image, the Section, Jane, Budgie, Blackpearl, the Creation, Clearlight, Myrrh, Camel, and the Nazz, and a whole lot more. That's the stuff, man.
Heavy hitters in the classic rock and pop worlds are here as well, including some collectible ones from Jimi Hendrix and the Kinks, plus greats from the Who, Elvis, Fleetwood Mac, Tim Buckley, Fairport Convention, Joni Mitchell, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Tom Petty, Dr. John, Frank Zappa, and Harvey Mandel.
All kinds of punk, postpunk, new wave and early indie from names like the Pogues, the Specials, Patti Smith, Kate Bush, Tindersticks, Indigo Girls, the Clash, Thin Lizzy, the Call, Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd solo, the Teardrop Explodes, Bush Tetras, REM, INXS, U2, Shelleyan Orphan, and Devo!
Not a massive amount of jazz LPs this week BUT every one down here is basically a must-own. Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Oliver Nelson, Dave Brubeck, Willis Jackson, Cecil Taylor, Eric Dolphy, Luiz Bonfa, and many more are waiting for you this time around.
A hall of fame cast of blues players have crucial albums show up this week, including names like Howlin Wolf, Lightnin Hopkins, Magic Slim, Sleepy John Estes, Merl Saunders, Elmore James, James COtton, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Leadbelly, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Son House, and BB King. Dang!
Plenty of deep soul this week, including names like the Undisputed Truth, Betty Wright, Bill Withers, Osibisa, Ripple, Chuck Brown, Jimmy Castor, the Rimshots, Instant Funk, Bootsy Collins, and the Jacksons.
We round things off with folk from Nancy Griffith, Joe Ely, Tim Hardin, and Leo Kottke. Electronic and avant stuff from Steve Tibbetts, Michael Brook, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Van Tieghem and A Split Second. Reggae from Bob Marley and Pablo Moses.
Lastly, we've put out a solid crates worth of fresh bargain bins, if you're looking for cheap luck. Last but certainly not least, we have added more selections to our rapidly growing shelves of used music books! Lots of fascinating and hard to find tomes in here, for a nice price!
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MONROE STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE:

Remember Y2K? The Mayan apocalypse? The Swing revival? It seemed like we might not make it to the other side of those events as they loomed before us, but we're fine. And so, Monroe Street construction has begun, and the disruption it has wracked upon our lives…is not that bad. Really.

We've got helpful directions on our site involving a couple of side streets and gentle re-routing. You can still get here, just consult the map of your choice and give yourself a little extra time.

We’ll still be putting out a minimum of 500 incoming used records out every Friday and we’ll keep bringing in today’s freshest titles. While you’re here, make it count and pay a visit at one of our friends in the neighborhood. Even when a bit of dust kicks up, we like it here, and it's gonna look even better when all this pounding is done!

DIRECTIONS FROM REGENT/EAST:

From Regent Street:

Continue on Regent through the Monroe St intersection

Turn Left on SPOONER ST

Turn Right on West Lawn or Keyes

Turn Left on Harrison St.

We are on the corner of Harrison & Monroe Streets (the street level parking lot outside of the Trader Joe's doors is a public City of Madison lot & the side streets all have FREE 2 hour parking.

MONROE STREET IS OPEN FROM THE WEST

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NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA TUESDAY JUNE 5TH:

NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA TUESDAY JUNE 5TH:

Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon is Tuesday, June 5th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question from Angie and Marty at 6PM. Save the date for July 10th!

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NEW & VINTAGE TURNTABLES + STEREO GEAR IN STOCK

The basement is fully stocked with new and vintage equipment:

New turntables (Pro-Ject Debut Carbon) & New speakers (Kantu YU2)
Vintage turntables, speakers & receivers starting at $99.
Full vintage systems including turntable, receiver & speakers, starting at $299.

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THE RECORD COMPANY 7" PROMOTION:

 

The Record Company return June 22nd with their new CD/LP, All Of This Life. In the meantime, swing by and pick up a fresh 7" that features tracks from the album. The 7" is $2 and includes a coupon for $2 off the full release.

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OTHERS TALK BACK

This isn't the spot to lay down odds on the third race. OTB is where Others Talk Back and give you the lowdown on what they've been feeling lately. This one's for the customers.

Beach House – “7”  We last heard from Beach House in 2015 when they released two albums within months of each other.  Those albums were stunners, with each album having a slightly different take on their dream pop sound.  But that shouldn’t be a surprise; Beach House has always had a high standard of quality in all their previous releases.  But “7” has to be their best album yet.  Part of the reason may be their choice of a new producer.  The band picked Peter ‘Sonic Boom” Kember, formerly of Spaceman 3 and the Sonic Boom band.  Mr. Kember has mostly worked with psychedelica and shoegaze sounds in the past.  And while there is no direct rip-off of those sounds on the album, there is a spirit of adventure on this album that was certainly not as pronounced on the past Beach House albums.  That adventuresome attitude takes the band away from their safe place and really shows the talent of the band as they take on a variety  of different sounds and make them their very own.  The band’s musical aptitude is fully on display on “7.”  It would be a safe bet that “7” will be on a lot of people’s best of 2018 lists.  Yes, it is that good. - Ted Talks

Mark Kozelek “Mark Kozelek”  It may seem a little strange that this is a self-titled album after some forty years as a working musician.  This album, however, is a bit different than his other solo releases.  It was mainly recorded in several San Francisco hotel rooms with Mr. Kozelek as the only musician.  It seems that Mr. Kozelek wanted to take a break from recording in studios and try a fresh take on making a record.  The album has a natural sparseness due to the way it was produced. That sparseness makes the lyrics the main focus of the album.  And Mr. Kozelek continues his recent stream of consciousness lyrics.  Some of those lyrics are the most naked and personal of his career.  But don’t think that there are no melodies on this album.  The melodies may be skeletal, but they are definitely present. Mr. Kozelek took a chance on recording this album in hotel rooms, but “Mark Kozelek” succeeds as an experiment, but also succeeds as one of the best albums of his recent career. - Ted Talks

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New Release Round-Up 05-18-18



James Bay - Electric Light

James Bay - Electric LightJames Bay - Electric LightJames Bay - Electric Light - Republic
Following the success of his multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated debut album, Chaos & The Calm, James Bay releases his highly anticipated album, Electric Light, on via Republic Records. The album includes the single “Wild Love,” which recently entered Top 20 at Hot AC radio.

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Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel - Mom & Pop Music
The Grammy and Brit nominated Courtney Barnett returns with her second album - ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel.’ It follows her critically acclaimed 2015 debut album ‘Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit’, and a recent top 10 collaborative record, ‘Lotta Sea Lice’, with Kurt Vile. One of the most distinctive voices in music, Courtney is known for mixing witty observations with un inching self-assessment - fast forward to now and although all of the cleaver turns of phrase and an eye for story telling are still there; this new collection of songs see a more serious and outwardly tone capturing the current social landscape yet still retaining moments of intimacy and warmth. As the world becomes more familiar with Courtney Barnett these songs feel comforting and emphatic yet that raw energy and the ability to make the listener think still remain..

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Sparkle Hard - Matador Records
The fact that Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks have thrived, rather than simply endured, over 17 years and delivered six albums of buzzy, sub-cultural significance, constitutes an impressive legacy. The challenge with album number seven is one that any successful band with integrity faces: how to safeguard that legacy and hold on to their identity without rehashing old ground (unthinkable), and also say something meaningful while (crucially) having fun doing it? With Sparkle Hard, Malkmus, Mike Clark (keyboards), Joanna Bolme (bass) and Jake Morris (drums) do exactly that. It’s light ’n’ breezy, head-down heavy, audacious, melancholic and reflective, goodtime and bodacious, and it pulls off the smartest trick: it’s both unmistakeably The Jicks and – due to the streamlining of their trademark tics and turns, plus the introduction of some unexpected flourishes (Auto-Tune! A fiddle! Guest vocalist Kim Gordon! One seven-minute song with an acoustic folk intro!) – The Jicks refashioned. If 2014’s Wig Out At Jag Bags balanced the lengthy prog workouts of Pig Lib with Mirror Traffic’s sparky pop moments, then Sparkle Hard bears less obvious direct relation to what’s come before. It also has turbocharged energy and enthusiasm by the truckload.

Matt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs

Matt Costa - Santa Rosa FangsMatt Costa - Santa Rosa FangsMatt Costa - Santa Rosa Fangs - Dangerbird
Santa Rosa Fangs is critically acclaimed California-based singer/songwriter Matt Costa’s new full-length, his first in five years. The album was produced by Peter Matthew Bauer (The Walkmen) and Nick Stumpf (French Kicks). The tale of Santa Rosa Fangs centers around a young woman named Sharon, her two brothers Ritchie and Tony, and their story of love, loss, and coming of age in a timeless yet contemporary California. It is replete with long distance love affairs and nostalgic romances woven through the loom of tragedy and time.

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Parquet Courts - Wide Awake! - Rough Trade US
Wide Awake! is New York’s Parquet Courts’ fifth record since their formation eight years ago. It’s also their most groundbreaking. It’s an album about independence and individuality but also about collectivity and communitarianism. Love is at its center. There’s also a freshness here, a breaking of new territory that’s testament to the group’s restless spirit. In part, this may be attributed to the fact that it’s produced by Brian Burton, better known as Danger Mouse, but it’s also simply a triumph of their songwriter’s art. The songs, written by Austin Brown and Andrew Savage, are filled with their traditional punk rock passion, as well as a lyrical tenderness, but are elevated to even greater heights by the dynamic rhythmic propulsion of Max Savage (drums) and Sean Yeaton (bass). Ultimately then the message contained in Wide Awake! is complex. “In such a hateful era of culture, we stand in opposition to that — and to the nihilism used to cope with that — with ideas of passion and love,” Brown says. For Savage, it comes back to the deceptively complex goal of making people want to dance, powering the body for resistance through a combination of groove, joy, and indignation, “expressing anger constructively but without trying to accommodate anyone.” “The most exhilarating exercise from New York’s reigning indie-rockers laureate since their legend-making “Stoned and Starving” – as if you didn’t already have reason enough to be on high alert for Wide Awake!” – Stereogum “An urgent, fantastic return that sees the band at the very top of their game, and more together than ever” – DIY Mag

The Sidekicks - Happiness Hours

The Sidekicks - Happiness HoursThe Sidekicks - Happiness HoursThe Sidekicks - Happiness Hours - Epitaph
On May 18, Ohio-based band The Sidekicks will release their fifth album, Happiness Hours. Nearly three years in the making, Happiness Hours follows 2015’s critically acclaimed Runners in the Nerved World. Produced, engineered, and mixed by John Agnello (Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., Kurt Vile), Happiness Hours features some of the sunniest, most ebullient songs The Sidekicks have ever recorded—all ringing guitars, charging drums, and soaring vocals. That dynamic is more than apparent on the infectious lead single “Twins Twist,” which premieres today. With its warm harmonies and shining melody, bouncing groove and bittersweet lyrics, “Twins Twist” also reveals the more narrative-driven direction that The Sidekicks pursued in creating Happiness Hours. As vocalist/guitarist Steve Ciolek explains, those narratives reach squarely toward a kind of universal experience. “They are relative to my life, but they aren’t just about me,” says Ciolek, whose bandmates include drummer Matt Climer, guitarist/vocalist Toby Reif, and bassist/vocalist Ryan Starinsky. “Unlike when you’re a kid, when every song has to be about falling in love or breaking up—about me, me, me—you get to a point when you really want your art to be inclusive. You want everyone to be able to locate themselves somehow in your songs.”

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Burn The Priest - Legion: XX - Epic
RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), Willie Adler (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, Burn The Priest, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe and the rest is global metal history. Guitarist Mark Morton says, "To truly understand the essence of the band BURN THE PRIEST, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY 'zines turned us onto new bands and regional scenes, and 'copy and paste' still implied a print shop and a glue stick." BURN THE PRIEST's self-titled debut album, released via Philadelphia-based Legion Records, documented what was, in essence, a primal punk band performing metal. Ultimately, as they grew in local popularity, the five-piece chose to stray away from their name to avoid being associated with satanic metal, choosing the name LAMB OF GOD. Morton continues, "As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals... we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band." As they enter their 20th year since releasing their first self-titled album as BURN THE PRIEST, the band will release a full-length covers album that reflects on the greatness of classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise - rock subgenres that contributed to what LAMB OF GOD - and indeed, the world - now view as modern heavy metal. As BURN THE PRIEST, the band presents Legion: XX featuring tracks originally performed by Cro-Mags, Agnostic Front, Quicksand, Ministry, Bad Brains, Melvins, S.O.D., The Accused, Big Black and Richmond punk band Sliang Laos. The tracks are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept the band vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their formative years. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element. This LP version is 150g vinyl, Coke bottle color with white and black 'smoke.'

 



ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

 CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Quiet Slang - Everything Matters But No One Is Listening
Ray LaMontagne - Part Of The Light
Forest Swords - Forest Swords Dj-Kicks
Ash - Islands
Five Finger Death Punch - And Justice For None
Joe Bonamassa - British Blues Explosion Live
Family of the Year - Goodbye Sunshine, Hello Nighttime
The Sheepdogs - Changing Colours
Otis Redding - Dock Of The Bay Sessions
Trent Harmon - You Got 'Em All
BTS - Love Yourself: Tear
Deadpool 2 [Soundtrack]
Lenny Kravitz - Greatest Hits
Kelly Willis - Back Being Blue
BOY - Acoustic Collection
Ziggy Marley - Rebellion Rises
Joan Armatrading - Not Too Far Away
Jonny Greenwood - Bodysong.
Bombino - Deran
At The Gates - To Drink From The Night Itself
Eternal Summers - Every Day It Feels Like I'm Dying...
John Wesley Harding - Greatest Other People's Hits
TT - LoveLaws


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Calpurnia - Greyhound/Louie [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition]
Alice Merton - No Roots EP
Phil Cook - Another Mother's Son








 

UPCOMING RELEASES

Snow Patrol - Wildness

Snow Patrol - WildnessSnow Patrol - WildnessSnow Patrol - Wildness - Republic
Since releasing their debut album in 1998, Snow Patrol has gone on to be one of the biggest acts in the world. With over 10 million global album sales, 1 billion global track streams, 5 UK Platinum awards, 6 BRIT Award nominations, 1 GRAMMY nomination, 1 Mercury Music-Prize nomination, a massive and passionate fan base, the band is back with their 7th album, Wildness, out 5/25. Wildness follows Snow Patrol's 2011 record, Fallen Empires, and finds the group reuniting with longtime producer Jackknife Lee.

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Shawn Mendes - Shawn Mendes

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Shawn Mendes to release highly anticipated self-titled album on 5/25 via Island Records. The album will include previously released tracks, 'In My Blood' and 'Lost In Japan.' Current single 'In My Blood' is quickly approaching Top 10 airplay at Top 40 and Hot AC radio formats. He will support the album with numerous media appearances, which will include a week-long residency on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' in June.

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Xavier Rudd - Storm Boy

Xavier Rudd - Storm BoyXavier Rudd - Storm BoyXavier Rudd - Storm Boy - Nettwerk Records
Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Tom Speight) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, David Bowie, U2), Xavier Rudd's forthcoming album Storm Boy - his ninth studio album, and first solo album in six years - showcases his incomparable songwriting craftsmanship and is an impressive addition to his ever-growing legacy.

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section and don't forget that many of these titles are also available on vinyl.

 

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