Indie Exclusive Releases
M. Ross Perkins
E Pluribus M Ross [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
IMPERA [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orchid LP + The Chronology of Papas set of 5 stickers]
Ghost one of the most esteemed and celebrated rock bands in the world today return with their fifth psalm, IMPERA, fronted by the newly anointed Papa Emeritus IV. A dozen songs take on themes of isolation and demigod worship, as well as colonization of both space and mind. And all with the infectious hooky brand of rock their fans have grown accustomed.
Classic Objects [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
Jenny Hval is an Oslo-based musician, composer and writer. Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval'spolyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. She has released several solo albums and novels, including 2018's Paradise Rotand 2020's Girls Against God, both published via Verso Books.
PAINLESS [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cloudy Blue LP]
Nilüfer Yanya runs head first into the depths of emotional vulnerability on her anticipated sophomore record PAINLESS. Recorded between a basement studio in Stoke Newington and Riverfish Music in Penzance, the record is a more sonically direct effort, narrowing her previously broad palette to a handful of robust ideas. Yanya's debut album Miss Universe (2019) earned a Best New Music tag from Pitchfork and saw support tours with Sharon Van Etten, Mitski & The XX. Indie Exclusive Cloudy Blue LP.
Matisyahu [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Splatter 2LP]
Like only the most gifted storytellers, Matisyahu spins the rare kind of stories that simultaneously enlighten and enthral and expand the audience’s sense of possibility. On his eponymous new album, the Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter/rapper shares his most autobiographical work to date, merging that personal revelation with a shapeshifting collision of reggae and hip-hop and boldly inventive pop. Produced by Salt Cathedral (a Brooklyn-based duo comprised of Colombian musicians Juliana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada), the result is an undeniably transformative album, one that invites both intense introspection and unbridled celebration.
Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupil
Topical Dancer [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black & White 2 LP]
Belgian-Caribbean provocateur Charlotte Adigéry and long-term musical partner Bolis Pupul announce their debut album, Topical Dancer. Cultural appropriation. Misogyny and racism. Social media vanity. Not talking points that you’d ordinarily hear on the dancefloor, but the Ghent-based duo are rare storytellers. Co-written and co-produced by Soulwax, Topical Dancer is both a triumph of kaleidoscopic electro-pop and a snapshot of how we think about pop culture in the 2020s. Indie Exclusive 1 Black LP & 1 White LP.
Multitude [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Vinyl: $39.98 PREORDER
After 8 years of absence, Stromae is back with his third album Multitude – 12 tracks that mark the return of one of the most important artists of his generation. The project is set to be released on March 4, 2022.
Band Of Horses
Things are Great [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Rust LP]
Band of Horses’ sixth album and first record in more than five years. Sonically, the album is a return to their earlier work and the kind of raw ethos that lies at the heart of Band of Horses. Emotionally intense, both on a personal and elemental level, on Things Are Great we find band founder Ben Bridwell more autobiographical than he’s ever been on record detailing the nebulous frustrations and quiet indignities of relationship changes and what a person will do to make things right.
The Pretty Reckless
Going To Hell [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Purple LP]
MP3 Album: $9.99 Download
Going To Hell is the second studio album from American rock band The Pretty Reckless. Originally released in 2014, the album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200, making this the band’s first top-10 album on the chart. The album spawned five singles, including “Heaven Knows,” “Messed Up World” and Follow Me Down,” all three of which reached number one on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart.
The first single hitting number one would make The Pretty Reckless only the second act with a female vocalist to top the chart since 1990. When “Follow Me Down” hit number one, the third single from this album to do so, the band tied Halestorm for the most number ones by a female-fronted band since the chart launched in 1981.
"If Taylor is indeed going to Hell, at least she's released a truly great album on the way down.” – Kerrang!
The Bed Is In The Ocean [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Splatter LP]
Mother's Daughter And Other Songs [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Recycled Color LP]
The first Tunng album! Originally released in 2005 on Static Caravan Recordings. Lovingly restored from the original masters. Limited Edition Indie Exclusive on recycled color vinyl.
Bloor Street [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
Vinyl: $27.98 PREORDER
Fast forward to 2021, Kiefer Sutherland returns from his UK Top 10 album, 2019’s ‘Reckless & Me’ with a brand new record, 'Bloor Street' coming out on 21st January 2022. Opening track "Bloor Street" explores the sense of home both externally and within yourself. Lead track "Two Stepping in Time" showcases Kiefer's classic fire sparking americana tune. Additional singles include "Lean into Me" and "Chasing The Rain”
The Ballad of Dood and Juanita [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Natural LP]
Vinyl: $21.98 PREORDER
In a career marked by risk-taking and rule-breaking, Simpson has previously challenged genre conventions with 2016’s soul-inflected A Sailor’s Guide to Earth, which won the Grammy award for Country Album of the Year and was nominated for Album of the Year, and 2019’s Sound & Fury, which was nominated for Rock Album of the Year.
All The Truth That I Can Tell [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Dark Blue & Green LP]
Dashboard Confessional’s ninth studio album, All The Truth That I Can Tell, is both a remarkable renewal and fortunate step forward for the band’s songwriter, front man, and founder, Chris Carrabba. All The Truth That I Can Tell stands among Carrabba’s finest – a strikingly potent musical look at himself through a rediscovered keyhole, both an achievement of vision and a vital burst of artistic clarity; less like reading someone’s diary and more like reading their eyes.
All The Truth That I Can Tell is available exclusively at participating indie retailers on “Cold Night” transparent dark blue/green vinyl.
Black Radio III [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Chartreuse 2LP]
Robert Glasper’s highly anticipated third installment to the Black Radio album series. Black Radio III, much like both of its predecessors, is a cultural moment that celebrates black love and resilience, features an eclectic group of talented collaborators, and is composed by Glasper who the New York Times proclaims is “probably the most prominent jazz musician of his generation”. An innovative and essential addition to Glasper’s seminal Black Radio series. Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Chartreuse 2 LP.
Wild Loneliness [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP]
Vinyl: $20.98 PREORDER
Single LP on green & yellow color vinyl in same packaging as standard version. Full album download included. Ltd edition. Indie only.
Like every record Superchunk has made over the last thirty-some years, Wild Loneliness is unskippably excellent and infectious. It’s a blend of stripped-down and lush, electric and acoustic, highs and lows, and I love it all. On Wild Loneliness I hear echoes of Come Pick Me Up, Here’s to Shutting Up, and Majesty Shredding. After the (ahem, completely justifiable) anger of What a Time to Be Alive, this new record is less about what we’ve lost in these harrowing times and more about what we have to be thankful for. (I know something about gratitude. I’ve been a huge Superchunk fan since the 1990s, around the same time I first found my way to poetry, so the fact that I’m writing these words feels like a minor miracle.)
On Wild Loneliness, it feels like the band is refocusing on possibility, and possibility is built into the songs themselves, in the sweet surprises tucked inside them. I say all the time that what makes a good poem—the “secret ingredient”—is surprise. Perhaps the same is true of songs. Like when the sax comes in on the title track, played by Wye Oak’s Andy Stack, adding a completely new texture to the song. Or when Owen Pallett’s strings come in on “This Night.” But my favorite surprise on Wild Loneliness is when the harmonies of Norman Blake and Raymond McGinley of Teenage Fanclub kick in on “Endless Summer.” It’s as perfect a pop song as you’ll ever hear—sweet, bright, flat-out gorgeous—and yet it grapples with the depressing reality of climate change: “Is this the year the leaves don’t lose their color / and hummingbirds, they don’t come back to hover / I don’t mean to be a giant bummer but / I’m not ready / for an endless summer, no / I’m not ready for an endless summer.” I love how the music acts as a kind of counterweight to the lyrics.
Because of COVID, Mac, Laura, Jim, and Jon each recorded separately, but a silver lining is that this method made other long-distance contributions possible, from R.E.M.’s Mike Mills, Sharon Van Etten, Franklin Bruno, and Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura, among others. Some of the songs for the record were written before the pandemic hit, but others, like “Wild Loneliness,” were written from and about isolation.
I’ve been thinking of songs as memory machines. Every time we play a record, we remember when we heard it before, and where we were, and who we were. Music crystallizes memories so well: listening to “Detroit Has a Skyline,” suddenly I’m shoutsinging along with it at a show in Detroit twenty years ago; listening to “Overflows,” I’m transported back to whisper-singing a slowed-down version of it to my young son, that year it was his most-requested lullaby.
Wild Loneliness is becoming part of my life, part of my memories, too. And it will be part of yours. I can picture people in 20, 50, or 100 years listening to this record and marveling at what these artists created together—beauty, possibility, surprise—during this alarming (and alarmingly isolated) time. But why wait? Let’s marvel now.
Fever Dreams Pt. 1-4 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Turquoise 2LP]
Vinyl: $34.98 PREORDER
In the wake of his time leading The Healers, Marr’s solo career has given rise to three UK Top Ten albums - The Messenger (2013), Playland (2014) and 2018’s Call The Comet. He now returns with his most expansive work to date, Fever Dreams Pts 1-4. It was created during the long, uncertain period that followed the arrival of the UK’s first lockdown, when his focus was pushed into both his interior life, and evoking the emotional states of others. “It’s an inspired record, and I couldn’t wait to get in and record every day,” he says. “But I had to go inwards.”
The new album reflects his multi-faceted past, but takes his music somewhere startlingly new. “There’s a set of influences and a very broad sound that I’ve been developing - really since getting out of The Smiths,” he says. “And I hear it in this record. There are so many strands of music in it. I think it’s the most ambitious solo record I’ve done.”
Marriage [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange Marble LP]
Being in a band is like being in a marriage: sometimes it’s magical, sometimes it’s unbearably challenging. To reinvigorate that marriage, Deap Vally have made their third album a genre-bending experiment with new collaborators and instrumentation that push the limits of what has previously defined the duo - Marriage is their musical Rumspringa, if you will. The album sees Julie and Lindsey break free of the rigid creative constraints within which they previously existed (two members, two instruments, two voices) and invite in collaborators such as KT Tunstall, Peaches, Jennie Vee and jennylee, as well as a range of producers including Allen Salmon, Josiah Mazzaschi and Harvey Mason Jr.
Everything Was Beautiful [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Pink LP]
Spiritualized will release "Everything Was Beautiful" via Fat Possum on 2/25/22. It is the ninth studio album from Spiritualized and it comes 30 years after the debut album. This is the follow up to 2018's "And Nothing Hurt". Jason Pierce performs 16 different instruments across the album. It is recorded at 11 different studios and includes more than 30 musicians across the album. There will be an indie exclusive Pink vinyl inserted into a gold foil sleeve, housed in a high gloss UV Jacket that includes a removable pill box with braille inlay. Some assembly required. Designed by Farrow Design.
A Pillar Of Salt [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White 2LP]
Noah Gundersen returns with his much anticipated new album, ‘A Pillar of Salt’ out October 8th ahead of a US headline tour kicking off October 9th. The project is a return to form for Gundersen, coupling heartfelt lyrics with his signature understated vocal performance. Featuring singles “Sleepless in Seattle” and “Atlantis,” a stunning duet with Phoebe Bridgers, fans old and new will be celebrating this triumphant piece of art.
Horizons [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Red Marble LP]
Live In Brixton [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red, Orange, Green and Blue Clear Splatter 8LP Box Set]
This special edition version is pressed on clear vinyl with coloured splatters and is exclusive to indie retailers. 11 years after their acrimonious split, Pixies returned for an acclaimed sold-out reunion tour. 'Live In Brixton' brings together the complete recordings of all four shows from Pixies' legendary run at the iconic London venue. Available on vinyl for the very first time, each show is pressed on two heavyweight 180g vinyl and housed in a wide spine sleeve with printed inner bags: 2ndJune (red splatter vinyl), 3rdJune (orange splatter vinyl), 4thJune (green splatter vinyl), 5thJune (blue splatter vinyl). Each show has been newly mastered for this release by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering at AIR. Includes a 24-page booklet featuring photographs and new artwork, plus memories and paraphernalia from fans who attended the Brixton gigs. Also includes a 68cm x 48cm fold-out poster featuring the new 'Live In Brixton' boxset artwork.
The Magnetic North
Orkney: Symphony of The Magnetic North [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Recycled Color LP]
British band The Magnetic North is made up of Erland Cooper, Hannah Peel and Simon Tong. Originally released in 2012, Orkney: Symphony of The Magnetic North received 4 stars from The Times, MOJO and Q4. Limited Edition Indie Exclusive vinyl pressing is on recycled color vinyl. Gatefold Jacket.
Outgrown Things EP [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Beer Vinyl]
Vinyl: $18.98 PREORDER
Still Life [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Peak LP]
Vinyl: $18.98 PREORDER
LEVITATION Sessions [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition New Day Emerald + Bone Swirl & Splatter LP]
Vinyl: $23.98 PREORDER
"For our Levitation Session we recorded on reel-to-reel 1/2 inch tape in the middle of the Mojave Desert in Antelope Valley. Due to my natural tendencies to explore the layers of my ancestry and being forever inspired by the beautiful sounds coming out of the Saharan desert, I wanted to challenge myself to produce a recording that doesn't filter but fully embraces a similar environment. A search for symbiosis between the music and the ground it’s made on. Thanks to a place I love and respect, a welcomed challenge, and some of my closest friends, what you are hearing is Night Beats in one of its truest and rarest forms. Thank you for listening and thank you to those who lived on and cherished this land before us." -Danny Lee Blackwell // Night Beats
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers
Nightroamer [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Sky Blue LP]
Vinyl: $19.98 PREORDER
“I’m starting to realize that being an outlier and a weirdo––it doesn’t have to be a bad thing,” says Sarah Shook. Shook pauses, then adds with a grin, “It can be whatever you want it to be.”
Shook is home in North Carolina, talking about Nightroamer, the hotly anticipated new album from their band, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers. Backed by white-knuckle playing from Eric Peterson on guitar, Aaron Oliva on upright bass, drummer Jack Foster, and Adam Kurtz on pedal steel, Shook has pulled from Hank Williams, Elliott Smith, the Sex Pistols, and Shook’s own inquisitive, open, outlying self to create pop-savvy, honky-tonk punk that’s both an escape and a reality check––a re-opened wound and a balm. Relationships and life-changing realizations are dissected with honesty and humor, three tight minutes at a time.
When Sarah Shook & The Disarmers released Sidelong four years ago, the irreverent quintet’s debut turned heads around the world. Then 2018’s follow-up Years hooked everyone from Rolling Stone to Vice. “This ain’t no country for hipsters or posers,” said No Depression. “It’s real, raw, mean-and-evil-bad-and-nasty bidness.” Then, the first two albums turned into a tease: The pandemic shut down the world, just as The Disarmers finished recording Nightroamer in Los Angeles. The band has had to sit on the album––until now.
Nightroamer is worth the wait. This is still a band whose recordings beg to be heard live, either in a punk-rock hole in the wall or honky-tonk roadhouse. Shook’s voice is crystalline––but boozy, too, with a cadence that sounds comfortable resting in the pocket before lagging, jumping, or cozying up to the offbeat. What initially may feel like a slip is actually a stroke––and listeners cannot get enough.
Produced by Pete Anderson, Nightroamer is the confident next step fans hoped The Disarmers could take. “I think this record is different than ones we’ve done in the past. It feels every bit as expansive as I wanted it to feel,” says Shook. “I didn’t want there to be a shocking, jarring difference, but I definitely wanted it to feel like things are opening up. It’s a bigger feeling experience.”
Asked what they hope listeners experience, Shook is clear. “Music is one of the ways we can connect to other people,” they say. “That’s my hope: That people feel seen and they feel connected to something that brings them a sense of peace.”
Small World [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent LP]
Metronomy’s new album Small World is a return to simple pleasures, nature, and an embracing in part of more pared down, songwriterly sonics, all while asking broader existential questions: which feels at least somewhat rooted in the period of time during which it was made – 2020. Finding appreciation in nature and our roots, while reappraising the things we value as we get older are all things that are part and parcel of the human experience: though it has all felt accelerated and emphasised in this past year or so. Through the tumultuous ebb and flow of the years, Metronomy continues to endure, and Joe Mount’s ability as a songwriter, arranger and producer shines through on Small World, evergreen.
Hurray For The Riff Raff
LIFE ON EARTH [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear LP]
The Nonesuch debut of Hurray for the Riff Raff (aka Alynda Segarra),LIFE ON EARTH, out February 18, 2022, is a departure for the Bronx-born, New Orleans-based singer/songwriter. Its eleven new “nature punk” tracks on the theme of survival are music for a world in flux—songs about thriving, not just surviving, while disaster is happening.For her eighth full-length album, Segarra (they/she) drew inspiration from The Clash, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Bad Bunny, and the author ofEmergent Strategy, adrienne maree brown. Recorded during the pandemic, Life on Earth was produced by Brad Cook (Waxahatchee, Bon Iver, Kevin Morby).
War Of Words [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition White LP]
After his departure from Judas Priest in 1993, Rob Halford reinvented the steel with Priest drummer Scott Travis. Taking cues from rising titans like Pantera as well as riffing off the furious verve of Judas Priest's legendary LP, Painkiller, Fight was born. Paint-peeling missives like "Into the Pit" or "Nailed to the Gun" were exactly what the fans wanted and Fight's War of Words was a classic on its deafening arrival. Seldom heard on vinyl since its release in '93, WOW remains as hungry a ball of intense riffing and vocal acrobatics now as ever. Century Media will be reissuing the vinyl on 2/18.
Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros
Bobby Weir and Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Opaque Jade and Opaque Gold 2LP]
Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros—consisting of Bobby Weir, Don Was, Jay Lane and Jeff Chimenti—are set to release their first ever vinyl collection of recorded material. Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado is out February 18 on Third Man Records—their debut with the label. Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros: Live In Colorado features a collection of songs recorded at the band’s live performances at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado and the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, Colorado on June 8, 9, 11, 12, 2021. These shows were the group’s first live audience concerts in over a year and featured Greg Leisz on pedal steel, along with The Wolfpack: Alex Kelly, Brian Switzer, Adam Theis, Mads Tolling and Sheldon Brown. “Been too long,” Weir said of the performances, “but I can’t think of a better place to pick it back up…”