Music Releases 03-10-23
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Unwound - Rising Blood [Colored Vinyl]
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Songs of Pain is the first album by folk singer-songwriter Daniel Johnston, recorded on a simple tape recorder and released on Compact Cassette. This is the album's first time being pressed on vinyl.
Europe: Live Recordings 2022 [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition LP]
The Smile’s Europe 2022 Live Recordings. The release marks the triumvirate’s momentous debut European 30 + stop tour including illustrious venues such as London Roundhouse and Berlin’s Tempodrom and Primevera Sound, Barcelona.
Performed by Thom Yorke, Jonny Greenwood and Tom Skinner - The Smile.
Prolonging the Magic, CAKE’s third studio album, is being released for the first time on 180 gram black vinyl. Remastered audio of the 13-track album includes “Never There,” “Let Me Go” and “Sheep Go To Heaven”.
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Endless Summer Vacation is the eagerly anticipated new album from recording artist, songwriter, and trailblazer Miley Cyrus. This collection is Miley’s eighth studio album, and the follow up to 2020’s album, Plastic Hearts. 2023 finds Miley the strongest and most confident she’s ever been, with the music and imagery of Endless Summer Vacation serving as a reflection of that. The album was recorded in Los Angeles and produced with Kid Harpoon, Greg Kurstin, Mike WiLL Made-It and Tyler Johnson.
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Ali Farka Touré
The Mars Volta
Landscape Tantrums - Unfinished Original Recordings Of De-Loused In The Comatorium Black [LP]
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The Rarities is a compilation of fan favorites, rare songs and unreleased gems, all hand-picked by Mariah herself. Also included in this 4LP set is the full length audio from Live at the Tokyo Dome, Mariah’s first concert performance in Japan in support of her 1996 Daydream World Tour.
Conditions Of A Punk [Colored Vinyl] (Trq)
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Written and recorded in three days during the tumultuous summer of 2020, the Black Plight EP is Chicago multi-instrumentalist NNAMDĎ’s response to the police murder of George Floyd and the subsequent ignition of protests and demands for racial justice that swept the globe.
In three explosive post-punk tracks, NNAMDĎ leans into the heavier noise-rock tendencies of his musical language to explore fundamental political questions of justice for Black Lives in “My life” (“My life / What’s it worth to you?”); his mounting anger against racist police violence in “Rage” (“They kill us dead in the street / Outside so everyone sees / They stand and watch while we bleed / Black with a capital B”); and an internalization and reverberation of a call to action in “Heartless” (“Can’t sit around and wait for something to change”)
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Pop Matters said that “Nnamdď's sounds are a testament to the continual melting away of genre distinctions in the current era of (particularly Black) music.” His extensive catalog includes covers significant ground in hip-hop, pop, rock, punk, orchestral, and experimental music. In 2021, NNAMDĎ expanded his freewheeling sonic explorations for an entrée into the world of pop-infused dance and electronica with the release of the Are You Happy EP on November 12, 2021.
Notably, Are You Happy is the only NNAMDĎ project to date that he did not produce, perform, and record by himself. To the surprise of his fans, NNAMDĎ bucked that self-imposed precedent to work with Chicago producer Lynyn. Lynyn is the alias of composer Conor Mackey, NNAMDĎ’s longtime bandmate in the jazz-fusion quintet Monobody. Are You Happy released shortly before Lynyn’s 2022 debut electronic LP lexicon (Sooper Records), which went on to garner significant acclaim. DJ Magazine said that “lexicon is likely to set him apart as one of IDM's next visionaries”.
Lynyn produced Are You Happy in its entirety, drawing on his extensive vocabulary of electronic music and masterful production chops to create the dense, finely detailed compositions at the core of the project. The songs on Are You Happy integrate IDM, drum and bass, dub, and a kitchen-sink of electronic genres resulting in one of the freshest and most singularly unique projects in NNAMDĎ’s extensive and shape-shifting catalog.