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Common & Pete Rock

The Auditorium, Vol. 1

    The Auditorium, Vol. 1 marks a groundbreaking collaboration between legendary hip-hop artist Common and iconic producer Pete Rock, blending years of individual success into a powerful joint effort. Common, a versatile talent known for his 15 albums, significant acting roles, and a collection of major awards including an Oscar and three Grammys, teams up with Pete Rock, whose influential production skills have shaped hits for artists from Nas to Madonna. Their paths, intertwined through decades of hip-hop evolution, have led them to this historic full-length partnership, showcasing their refined mastery over the genre.

    In this album, Common and Pete Rock capture the essence of their seasoned artistry without compromising the soul of their craft. The project breathes life into hip-hop's rich legacy while forging its future, offering listeners a unique blend of thoughtful lyricism and innovative beats. Recorded amidst the nostalgia of their earlier successes and the excitement of new creative breakthroughs, The Auditorium, Vol. 1 not only redefines the boundaries of hip-hop but invites audiences into a profound musical journey. With its intricate compositions and deep, resonant themes, this album promises an auditory experience that is as intellectually engaging as it is emotionally compelling, urging listeners to dive deep into its layers and appreciate the genius at play. 

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Dreamin’
    2. Chi-Town Do It
    3. This Man’s Arms
    4. We’re On Our Way
    5. Fortunate
    6. So Many People (featuring Bilal)
    7. Wise Up
    8. A GOD (There Is) (featuring Jennifer Hudson)
    9. Stellar
    10. Lonesome
    11. All Kind Of Ideas (featuring Pete Rock)
    12. When The Sun Shines Again (featuring Posdnuos Of De La Soul)
    13. Everything’s So Grand (featuring PJ)
    14. Now And Then
    15. Outro 

    Shannon & The Clams

    The Moon Is In The Wrong Place

      The Moon Is In The Wrong Place is an upbeat, yet poignant narrative on grief and resilience from Shannon & The Clams. Woven from the threads of devastating loss and communal ties in the aftermath of profound loss – the sudden passing of Shannon's fianceé just months before their wedding – this record unfolds as the Clams' most introspective to date. With Dan Auerbach's production, the album delves deep into themes of heartache and healing, and showcases the band's trademark wry psychedelia, energetic nostalgia, and flourishes of retro beauty. It's a tribute to the power of art and community to triumph over tragedy, and a milestone in Shannon & The Clams' venerable oeuvre.

      TRACK LISTING

      CD TRACKLIST

      1. The Vow
      2. The Hourglass 
      3. Big Wheel 
      4. Oh So Close, Yet So Far 
      5. UFO
      6. What You're Missing 
      7. Real Or Magic 
      8. The Moon Is In The Wrong Place 
      9. So Lucky
      10. Dalí's Clock
      11. Bean Fields
      12. In The Grass 
      13. Golden Brown 
      14. Life Is Unfair

      VINYL TRACKLIST

      SIDE A

      1. The Vow
      2. The Hourglass 
      3. Big Wheel 
      4. Oh So Close, Yet So Far 
      5. UFO
      6. What You're Missing 
      7. Real Or Magic 

      SIDE B

      1. The Moon Is In The Wrong Place 
      2. So Lucky
      3. Dalí's Clock
      4. Bean Fields
      5. In The Grass 
      6. Golden Brown 
      7. Life Is Unfair

      HEALTH

      RAT WARS

        The L.A. industrial-rock band HEALTH’s new album RAT WARS is the most violent yet vulnerable LP of their career. It is somehow fitting that such a brutal collection of songs is at the same time their most comprehensive artistic statement.

        Meticulously aggressive production detail collides with painfully personal confessions and a strange savage grace is paired with icy gallows humour… surprisingly it’s still fun as hell.

        RAT WARS joins the lineage of ground-breaking heavy acts like Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, which re-drew the borders between metal, electronic and pop music. It also speaks directly to the band’s young, fervent online subculture.

        It’s The Downward Spiral for people with at least two monitors and a vitamin D deficiency. Written during the most emotionally trying period of the band’s life, the album builds on their chaotic yet re-invigorating pandemic years.

        In that time, HEALTH cut dozens of tracks with heroes and inheritors like Nine Inch Nails, Lamb of God, 100 Gecs, Poppy, and Pertubator on DISCO4. RAT WARS captures all the fury and ambition their LP’s have until now aspired to. It’s their boldest statement on the insanity and the insipidness of contemporary life.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. DEMIGODS
        2. FUTURE OF HELL
        3. HATEFUL Featuring SIERRA
        4. (OF ALL ELSE)
        5. CRACK METAL
        6. UNLOVED
        7. CHILDREN OF SORROW
        8. SICKO
        9. ASHAMED
        10. (OF BEING BORN)
        11. DSM-V
        12. DON’T TRY

        Andrew Bird

        Outside Problems

          I wanted to record Inside Problems outside, but this plan fell apart when it became clear that some dude with a wood chipper could really ruin our day. I did so much casual recording during the pandemic, in my backyard or in Ojai, that I gathered enough outdoor recordings to make Outside Problems. Most of these were made without any intention of making an album, just improvisations on simple themes, some of which make up the musical backbone of Inside Problems. I mostly write lyrics with a guitar in my hand on the couch late at night but to find the real musical language of an album, I go outside with my amp and looping pedal and spin out hours and hours of improvisation. 

          TRACK LISTING

          Mancey
          Epilogue
          Festivus
          What We Saw
          Mormon House Party
          Mo Teef
          Heaven’s Boughs
          Improvisation On A Familiar Theme
          Tik Tok 

          R.E.M.

          Around The Sun - 2023 Reissue

            Around The Sun is R.E.M.’s 13th studio album, released in 2004. The album hit #1 on the UK albums chart and #13 on the Billboard 200. Includes the singles "Leaving New York," "Aftermath," "Electron Blue," and "Wanderlust.” Also features “The Outsiders” with guest vocals from rapper Q-Tip. 

            TRACK LISTING

            Side A
            1. Leaving New York
            2. Electron Blue
            3. The Outsiders
            Side B
            4. Make It All Okay
            5. Final Straw
            6. I Wanted To Be Wrong
            Side C
            7. Wanderlust
            8. Boy In The Well
            9. Aftermath
            Side D
            10. High Speed Train
            11. The Worst Joke Ever
            12. The Ascent Of Man
            13. Around The Sun 

            R.E.M.

            Collapse Into Now - 2023 Reissue

              Collapse Into Now is R.E.M.’s fifteenth and final studio album. Released in 2011, the band aimed to create an expansive, varied album; there are slow, beautiful songs juxtaposed with fast-paced rock songs. The band cites the record as more personal than political, intending to touch upon universal themes. The album peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart and #1 on Billboard’s US Top Rock Albums chart.

              “[Collapse Into Now] bristles and fizzes with invigorating quantities of wit and fury.” — Uncut Magazine.

              TRACK LISTING

              Side A
              1. Discoverer
              2. All The Best
              3. ÜBerlin
              4. Oh My Heart
              5. It Happened Today
              6. Every Day Is Yours To Win
              Side B
              7. Mine Smell Like Honey
              8. Walk It Back
              9. Alligator_Aviator_Autopilot_Antimatter
              10. That Someone Is You
              11. Me, Marlon Brando, Marlon Brando, And I
              12. Blue 

              Butcher Brown & Bruce Hornsby

              Secret House (12" Single) (RSD23 EDITION)

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                Limited Edition vinyl release of a never-before-heard collaboration between music veteran, Bruce Hornsby, and Concord Jazz artist Butcher Brown. The limited edition 12" LP pressed on Metallic Copper vinyl includes two tracks "Secret House" and "Thirty One". Exclusive release for RSD 2023.

                Travis

                The Invisible Band (Live) (RSD23 EDITION)

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                  2-LP set of legendary Scottish rockers Travis’ entire performance of The Invisible Band captured at the final night of the 20th Anniversary tour in their hometown concert of Glasgow in May 2022. Pressed on 180-gram clear vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket featuring exclusive photography from the tour.

                  Bella White

                  Among Other Things

                    Bella White’s new album Among Other Things sees her music evolving as she embraces a fuller band sound while continuing to write the kind of deeply personal, intimate lyrics that made Just Like Leaving such a captivating debut. Produced by Jonathan Wilson (Angel Olsen, Father John Misty, Margo Price, Billy Strings) at his Topanga Canyon Studios and featuring an array of first-rate musicians including Wilson on drums, Big Thief’s Buck Meek on guitar, and string arranger and keyboard player Drew Erikson (Lana Del Rey).

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. The Way I Oughta Go
                    2. Flowers On My Bedside
                    3. Dishes
                    4. Break My Heart
                    5. Marilyn
                    6. Numbers
                    7. Rhododendron
                    8. Worth My While
                    9. The Best Of Me
                    10. Among Other Things

                    John Lee Hooker

                    Burnin' - 2023 Reissue

                      VINYL
                      Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Hooker’s electrifying blues classic, Burnin’, this 180-gram reissue offers newly remastered audio from the original analog tapes. Featuring a stereo mix of the album, as it was first released in 1962, the set includes the King of the Boogie’s signature hit, “Boom Boom,” and features members of the legendary Funk Brothers (Motown Records’ celebrated house band). A tip-on jacket, which replicates Vee-Jay Records’ original designs, rounds out the package.

                      CD
                      This expanded 60th anniversary edition of Hooker’s electrifying blues classic, Burnin’, offers both stereo and newly mixed mono versions of the album. Audio has been remastered from the original analog tapes. The tracklist features the King of the Boogie’s signature hit, “Boom Boom,” plus a previously unreleased alternate take of “Thelma,” captured during Hooker’s 1961 session. Includes new liner notes by the GRAMMY®-nominated music historian, Bill Dahl, offered in an 8-page poster booklet. 

                      TRACK LISTING

                      LP Tracklisitng:
                      Side A
                      Boom Boom
                      Process
                      Lost A Good Girl
                      A New Leaf
                      Blues Before Sunrise
                      Let’s Make It
                      Side B
                      I Got A Letter
                      Thelma
                      Drug Store Woman
                      Keep Your Hands To Yourself
                      What Do You Say 

                      CD
                      1. Boom Boom (Stereo)
                      2. Process (Stereo)
                      3. Lost A Good Girl (Stereo)
                      4. A New Leaf (Stereo)
                      5. Blues Before Sunrise (Stereo)
                      6. Let’s Make It (Stereo)
                      7. I Got A Letter (Stereo)
                      8. Thelma (Stereo)
                      9. Drug Store Woman (Stereo)
                      10. Keep Your Hands To Yourself (Stereo)
                      11. What Do You Say (Stereo)
                      12. Thelma (Alternate Take)
                      13. Boom Boom (Mono)
                      14. Process (Mono)
                      15. Lost A Good Girl (Mono)
                      16. A New Leaf (Mono)
                      17. Blues Before Sunrise (Mono)
                      18. Let’s Make It (Mono)
                      19. I Got A Letter (Mono)
                      20. Thelma (Mono)
                      21. Drug Store Woman (Mono)
                      22. Keep Your Hands To Yourself (Mono)
                      23. What Do You Say (Mono)

                      Townes Van Zandt

                      At My Window (Black Friday 22 Edition)

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                        IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8AM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 26TH).

                        35th anniversary edition of Townes Van Zandt’s first album on Sugar Hill Records. Lacquers cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on sky blue vinyl.

                        L.S. Dunes

                        Past Lives

                          Luminaries from rock's thriving post-punk, and hardcore scenes, guitarist Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), guitarist Travis Stever (Coheed and Cambria), vocalist Anthony Green (Circa Survive), bassist Tim Payne (Thursday), and drummer Tucker Rule (Thursday/Yellowcard) have joined forces to create L.S. DUNES.

                          Unshackled from the expectations and aesthetics of their already successful careers, L.S. DUNES super-charge their heavy anthems with punk energy into a sound unlike anything that has come before it. From the gripping, theatrical opener "2022," and the crunchy, frenetic earworm "Like Forever," to the pummeling, expansive "Permanent Rebellion,” and the disarming album closer, "Sleep Cult," Past Lives is an electrifying and emotional ride.

                          Past Lives was produced by Will Yip (Turnstile, Circa Survive, Quicksand) and recorded at his Studio 4 Recording in Philadelphia, PA. Going deep on issues of fearlessness, dependency, nonconformity, and impermanence, writing for the album was a collaborative effort

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. 2022 (4:30)
                          2. Antibodies (3:29)
                          3. Grey Veins (4:26)
                          4. Like Forever (3:20)
                          5. Blender (4:29)
                          6. Past Lives (4:10)
                          7. It Takes Time (3:26)
                          8. Bombsquad (3:51)
                          9. Permanant Rebellion (3:13)
                          10. Grifter (4:42)
                          11. Sleep Cult (3:45)

                          Valerie June

                          Under Cover

                            Acclaimed GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June presents Under Cover – a specially curated 8-track covers collection that contains singular interpretations of some of her favorite songs including previously unreleased versions of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You,” Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed,” Joe South’s “Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home,” Gillian Welch’s “Look At Miss Ohio,” and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Into My Arms.”

                            Under Cover also includes two tracks from Valerie’s recently released (digital only) The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers Deluxe Edition: John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon.” Dylan’s sublime “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You,” which was only available as an Amazon Original exclusive, rounds out the set.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Pink Moon (Nick Drake)
                            Fade Into You (Mazzy Star)
                            Look At Miss Ohio (Gillian Welch)
                            Godspeed (Frank Ocean)
                            Imagine (John Lennon)
                            Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home (Joe South)
                            Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Bob Dylan)
                            Into My Arms (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

                            Creedence Clearwater Revival

                            Live At The Albert Hall (RSD22 EDITION)

                              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                              For years, rumors have circulated about a long-lost Creedence recording, captured in 1970 during the bandís appearance at Londonís Royal Albert Hall. Now, more than 50 years later, fans can now a piece of rock 'n' roll lore with this collectible 7-inch.†Mirroring the original double-sided 45 released in 1970, Side A features the Albert Hall performance of ìTraveliní Band,î marking the debut release of this rare recording, while Side B offers ìWhoíll Stop the Rain,î live at Oakland Coliseum, CA.†

                              Robert Glasper

                              Black Radio III

                                Robert Glasper is a premiere example of musical aptitude and a proven champion of Black music - boasting nine Grammy nominations and four wins for Best R&B Album, Best R&B Song, Best Traditional R&B Performance, and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, and an Emmy Award for his song for Ava Duvernay’s critically hailed documentary “13th” with Common and Karriem Riggins. The 43-year old Houston native has a rich history contributing his artistry across both music and film, all the while carrying a consistent cultural message.

                                In 2012, Glasper delivered his album Black Radio that hit the scene as the first album in history to debut in the top 10 of 4 different genre charts simultaneously: Hip Hop R&B, Urban Contemporary, Jazz and Contemporary Jazz. The feat was then repeated by Black Radio 2. The ongoing Black Radio series has since become Glasper’s calling card, upholding a place at the heart of a trailblazing community: from long-time sonic brothers Mos Def and Bilal, to legends including Ledisi, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Jill Scott, and Erykah Badu.

                                "Robert Glasper has established himself as a master of the territory where jazz, hip-hop and R&B overlap" – Rolling Stone

                                “No one has shaped the resurgence of jazz in black music more than Robert Glasper in the 2000s” – Nate Chinen (NPR)

                                Black Radio and Black Radio II are landmark albums that have shaped the genres of jazz, hip hop and r&b for the past decade. Direct lines can be drawn to Kamasi Washington, Thundercat, Kendrick Lamar, and black music writ large.

                                For Black Radio III, 4-time grammy® winner Robert Glasper cements his legacy as producer, curator and cultural icon. These collaborations range from the most powerful voices in contemporary black music (Killer Mike, ty dolla $ign, D Smoke, PJ Morton) to the most important lyricists and performers of the past 30 years (Jennifer Hudson, Ledisi, Common, Gregory Porter, Musiq Soulchild, India.Arie)

                                Black Radio III is also a statement for these times. It is Glasper’s most direct statement of the frustration and opportunity of a world disrupted by social change.

                                It is at once beautiful, powerful and innovative.


                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. In Tune Ft. Amir Sulaiman
                                2. Black Superhero Ft. Killer Mike + BJ The Chicago Kid + Big K.R.I.T.
                                3. Shine Ft. D Smoke + Tiffany Gouché
                                4. Why We Speak Ft. Q-Tip + Esperanza Spalding
                                5. Over Ft. Yebba
                                6. Better Than I Imagined Ft. H.E.R. + Meshell Ndegeocello
                                7. Everybody Wants To Rule The World Ft. Lalah Hathaway + Common
                                8. Everybody Love Ft. Musiq Soulchild + Posdnuos
                                9. It Don't Matter Ft. Gregory Porter + Ledisi
                                10. Heaven's Here Ft. Ant Clemons
                                11. Out Of My Hands Ft Jennifer Hudson
                                12. Forever Ft. PJ Morton + India.Arie
                                13. Bright Lights (with Ty Dolla $ign)

                                Nubya Garcia

                                Source

                                  'Multi award-winning saxophonist and composer Nubya Garcia is back with her much anticipated debut album, "Source". Her first release on Concord Records, under the iconic Concord Jazz imprint. The album follows her 2018 self-released EP, "When We Are", the title track of which was described as “effervescent” by The New York Times and named one of NPR’s Best Songs of 2018. Her debut EP, "Nubya’s 5ive", released in 2017, was hailed as “exceptional” by The Vinyl Factory and sold out on vinyl within 24 hours. In 2018, Garcia also featured on five of the nine tracks on "We Out Here", the Brownswood compilation project celebrating London’s young and exciting jazz scene.

                                  She won the Jazz FM Breakthrough Act of the Year Award and the Sky Arts Breakthrough Act of the Year Award in 2018, and the Jazz FM UK Jazz Act of the Year Award in 2019. A collection of sonic mantras to live by, "Source" is a deeply personal offering in which Garcia maps cartographies around the coordinate points of her identity, her family histories, grief, afro-diasporic connections and collectivism. "Source" is fundamentally about getting grounded within yourself, so that you can be present with others. It's about a realization of personal and collective power: the evolution of the saxophonist’s values as she re-connects with herself, her roots and her community. Garcia digs deep to present an album with a global outlook: from London to Bogota, Caura to Georgetown, it's a record drawing inspiration from the many places Garcia calls home. 

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Millie says: Nubya Garcia has been leading the way in the nu-jazz world, her incredible new album Source is uplifting and powerful and has been one I’ve been looking forward to for a long time now – the wait is over!

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Pace
                                  The Message Continues
                                  Source 
                                  Together Is A Beautiful Place To Be
                                  Stand With Each Other
                                  Inner Game
                                  La Cumbia Me Esta Llamando (feat La Perla)
                                  Before Us: In Demerara & Caura 
                                  Boundless Beings (feat Akenya)

                                  Nathaniel Rateliff has written and recorded his first solo record since the explosive debut of his work together with The Night Sweats. And It’s Still Alright, is an intensely personal 10-song album of vibrant country-blues, badland ballads, ornate Americana and jazz-inflected R&B. Rateliff’s warm baritone, ranging from gently hushed to a guttural howl, imbues these superbly drawn character studies with raw, naked emotion.

                                  And It’s Still Alright was produced by Rateliff, Night Sweats’ drummer Patrick Meese and James Barone of the indie band, Beach House and primarily recorded at National Freedom in Cottage Grove, Oregon, the studio formerly owned by the late Richard Swift (who produced both Night Sweats recordings). While Rateliff, Meese and Barone handled much of the album’s instrumentation, several friends make contributions including Night Sweats’ guitarist Luke Mossman; bassist Elijah Thomson (of the indie band Everest); keyboardist Daniel Creamer (of The Texas Gentlemen); steel guitarist Eric Swanson (touring musician for Israel Nash) and renowned string arranger Tom Hagerman (of the instrumental vocal ensemble DeVotchKa), whose delicate orchestrations beautifully complement the album’s deep emotional terrain.

                                  And It’s Still Alright’s many highlights include album opener “What A Drag,” which sketches a vivid portrait of a disconnected relationship, “Tonight #2,” a haunting, end-of-the-world waltz, “Time Stands,” detailing an epic, desperate struggle for love and the elegiac "Rush On," a heart-breaking requiem for Swift.

                                  Unguarded and unflinchingly real, Nathaniel Rateliff’s And It’s Still Alright expands on the sounds and styles he’s used to great affect across both his band and solo careers.


                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Barry says: Drifting acoustic ballads and Rateliff's trademark gravelly drawl work in perfect union his latest outing, 'And It's Still Alright'. An intoxicating and heady listen, and a brilliant way to unwind after a long day.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. What A Drag
                                  2. And It’s Still Alright
                                  3. All Or Nothing
                                  4. Expecting To Lose
                                  5. Tonight #2
                                  6. Mavis
                                  7. You Need Me
                                  8. Time Stands
                                  9. Kissing Our Friends
                                  10. Rush On

                                  Hardest rocking Leeds quartet Pulled Apart By Horses return with their first new music since the release of 2014’s ‘Blood’ album. Back with a brand new track, ‘The Big What If’ (recorded at McCall Sound in Sheffield with Ross Orton), a UK tour in March and April of 2017 and much more to come besides, Pulled Apart By Horses are once again ready to give those jams a massive kicking.


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