Hell on Church Street is the band’s reimagining of, and homage to, the late bluegrass great Tony Rice’s landmark solo album Church Street Blues. The record features a collection of songs by Bob Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, Bill Monroe, and others. Recorded during a time of great uncertainty, the album was intended as both its own work of art and a gift to Rice, who died that Christmas.
In early 2021, Mark Oliver Everett got an out of the blue message from Mark Romanek, director of the first Eels video. It triggered him to reach out to John Parish who immediately got to work and began sending ideas to Everett. "I'd sneak out of bed at 4 in the morning to hear the latest thing John had sent, and try to add my part to it and get it back to him quickly before my 4 year old son woke up," he says. The resulting album is Extreme Witchcraft.
Grammy award-winner Aoife O'Donovan's first solo studio album since 2016 was produced by Joe Henry and recorded at Full Sail Studios in Orlando, Florida. The co-founder of the trio, I'm With Her, continues her passion for collaboration on this album that includes guest appearances by Madison Cunningham and Allison Russell. *Available on Limited Edition Bone Colored Vinyl*
The Overload is a record of great dexterity and curation, the output of a band who were raised on a 00s digital-revolution buffet of wide musical influences. Growing up on US MTV Hip-Hop, minimal 70s No-Wave and sharp-witted British indie, Yard Act benefit from this rich tapestry of musical near-history, using it to create something that feels like more than a trendy pastiche.
Bitchcraft is like Joni Mitchell set to a click track, it's queer Cyndi Lauper. It's neon pink, in your face, ready to hex you with its brilliance. It's an unbelievably fun record that is extremely capable of breaking your heart a little bit. It also makes you think: about the state of the world, about evil politicians, about what it means to exist as a woman, and how to find joy along the way.
The songs of Le Bon’s sixth full-length, Pompeii, feel suspended in time, both of the moment and instant but reactionary and Dada-esque in their insistence to be playful, satirical, and surreal. From the spirited, strutting bass fretwork of “Moderation”, to the sax-swagger of “Running Away”; a tale exquisite in nature but ultimately doomed, escapism lives as a foil to the outside world.
The Cactus Blossoms’ third full-length features eleven songs written, produced, and harmonized by brothers Jack Torrey and Page Burkum. Recorded and mixed by longtime collaborator Alex Hall in Page’s Minneapolis basement, the album continues the evolution of the band's signature blend of country, soul, and 60’s rock sounds, all anchored by the brothers’ core sibling harmony vocal style.
The music of the hit animated film (featuring the voices of Vanessa Hudgens, Kimiko Glenn, James Marsden, Sofia Carson and Liza Koshy) now comes to your home stereo, bringing the lively, spirited drive centered on friendship, empowerment and magic that My Little Pony fans are used to.
“I experienced so much joy working on Hadestown (her Grammy- and Tony-award-winning stage project), but it just kept ramping up and up and requiring more and more attention,” Mitchell admits. The pandemic unexpectedly offered a blank slate to reconnect with her own music. The result is a new self-titled album made with close collaborators from Bon Iver, The National and her own band Bonny Light Horseman.
Korn changed the world with the release of their self-titled debut album. It was a record that would pioneer a genre, while the band’s enduring success points to a larger cultural moment. The band have continued to push the limits of the rock, alternative and metal genres in their newest release, Requiem, while remaining a pillar of influence for legions of fans and generations of artists around the globe.
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