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Leftism is the debut studio album by English electronic music duo (now solo project) Leftfield, originally released in 1995 on Columbia Records. It contained a mixture of new tracks along with reworked versions of previous Leftfield singles. The album contains guest spots from musicians not associated with dance music at the time such as John Lydon from Public Image Ltd. (and formerly of Sex Pistols) and Toni Halliday from Curve. The album was described as progressive house, although some journalists found that label too limiting, suggesting the album incorporated many genres.
Leftfield - Leftism (Blk) [Colored Vinyl] (Wht) (Uk)
$36.99
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Indie Exclusive - Gravediggaz: "Digging graves of the mentally dead and resurrecting their state of unawareness and ignorance." Frukwan describes the meaning of the group's name. Helping give birth to hip-hop’s subgenre of Horrorcore and one of hip-hop's first supergroups, Gravediggaz was born at a time when all four members were at low points in their careers.

Already one of hip-hop’s most legendary producers, Prince Paul was at a crossroads in his career resulting in experimenting with darker-sounding beats. He recruited a young soon to be legendary producer RZA, who was at a different type of crossroads in his career, not having the best experiences with various labels before going on to start the global phenomenon that is The Wu-Tang Clan. Also added were Frukwan, a former member of Stetsasonic with Paul, and Too Poetic, a young MC navigating his way in the game after creating underground buzz with his 2 brothers and their short lived group the Brothers Grym and before his unfortunate death from colon cancer. The four transformed themselves into The Undertaker (Paul), The RZArector (RZA), The Gatekeeper (Frukwan) and The Grym Reaper (Too Poetic) to form Gravediggaz.

On 6 Feet Deep the group utilize horror-themed imagery and lyrics combined with black comedy and satire to vent their frustrations with the hip-hop record industry. Singles "Diary of a Madman," "Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide" and "1-800 Suicide" lead an onslaught of tracks which The Quietus writer David Bennun described as "a then-novel means of addressing black life at street level [and] finding a new way of getting that message across". Production is mostly handled by Paul with RZA handling a few tracks.

Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep [Indie Exclusive Blood Splatter 2LP]
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Indie Exclusive - First time on vinyl! Originally released in 1996, "The Return of the Aquabats" marks the official debut of The Aquabats!, establishing their unique musical style, signature look, and chaotic attitude. A ska-centric explosion, the album also takes its cues from the Orange County surf, new wave, and punk scenes that shaped the identities of the band’s members. Nostalgia, science fiction, and a heavy dose of sarcasm set the tone for the future of the world’s greatest group of punk rock superheroes!

THE AQUABATS! - The Return of The Aquabats! [Indie Exclusive Playdough Purple LP]
$27.99
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Indie Exclusive - 1997 saw the release of The Aquabats'! second studio album, “The Fury of The Aquabats!," an ultimately legendary addition to their catalog. Featuring the debut of longtime member Jimmy the Robot (James Briggs) on woodwinds and The Baron von Tito (Travis Barker) on drums, the lineup produced an eclectic ska classic - most notably the mega-single “Super Rad!” A fan favorite over the past 25 years, it’s hard not to find unbridled joy in tracks like, “Red Sweater!,” “Magic Chicken!,” “Martian Girl!,” “My Skateboard!” and many more!

THE AQUABATS! - The Fury of The Aquabats! [Indie Exclusive Fiesta Red LP]
$39.99
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Indie Exclusive - First time on vinyl! In 1999, The Aquabats! enter experimental territory with the release of "The Aquabats! vs. the Floating Eye of Death!" Expanding beyond their ska roots, the band flexes their imaginative songwriting muscles both in subject matter and style. A retroactive favorite with fans, The Aquabats! push into a more electronic sound that presages their future records and graces us with the likes of “Sequence Erase,” “Giant Robot-Birdhead,” and “Chemical Bomb.” Right at the turn of the century, The Aquabats! stared down the Floating Eye of Death… and won!

THE AQUABATS! - Vs. the Floating Eye of Death! [Indie Exclusive Floating Eye Fleshy Pink 2LP]
$39.99
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Indie Exclusive - With VSQ Performs Paramore, Vitamin String Quartet reimagines the energetic pop-punk of Paramore in a classical string style like only they can. From the emotive “Misery Business” to anthems like “Ain’t It Fun,” this album will please fans of the Hayley Williams-led rockers and string enthusiasts alike. It’s presented now on violet-colored vinyl.

Vitamin String Quartet - VSQ Preforms Paramore [Indie Exclusive Violet LP]
$29.99
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"Indie Exclusive - VSQ performs some of our favorite songs from Taylor’s catalogue. Through her endless reinventions and multiple classic albums, the once-country songwriter, pop superstar and indie auteur has proven herself a creative force and massive talent in her own right. And that’s not to mention her immense skill for ear worms and catchy melodies. We’re so happy to bring you sixteen string quartet renditions of our favorite Taylor tracks from her career. From Red to Reputation to Folklore and everything in between, we’ve got you covered with this comprehensive tribute to this one-of-a-kind artist."
Vitamin String Quartet - VSQ Performs Taylor Swift [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Dusty Denim LP]
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RSD Essential 055 - First time on colored vinyl! Exclusive Glow-In-The-Dark repressing of this 1986 collection from the Punk legends. The compilation is officially titled Misfits, but is commonly referred to as Collection I and was made up as the first half of a pair with the later release of the compilation album Collection II. It includes several versions of songs that are exclusive to this compilation.
Misfits - Collection 1 [RSD Essential Glow-In-The-Dark LP]
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RSD Essential 058 - 50th Anniversary Pressing - This deluxe reissue includes a second album with 8 bonus tracks – ‘Pick A Vocal’. The original 1974 release of Keith Hudson's 'Pick A Dub' showcased the enduring strength and pivotal importance of the development of reggae music. Keith Hudson's complete mastery of the genre and the unqualified praise that followed its release was fully justified. The album's austere sonic qualities are awe inspiring, the superb rhythms are given full rein, unencumbered by extra effects and studio trickery. ‘Pick A Dub’ is as mesmerizing now as it was fifty years ago.
Keith Hudson - Pick A Dub [RSD Essential Black Ice 2LP]
$44.99
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RSD Essential 059 - 40th Anniversary Pressing - Arriving in 1984, Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt was recorded at Channel One and mixed by Sylvan Morris at Harry J Studio. Produced by the legendary Henry "Junjo" Lawes. There wasn't a weak number on this ten-song set and all backed by blistering riddims from the Roots Radics. The album's title track was a huge Jamaican and global hit.
Yellowman - Nobody Move Nobody Get Hurt [RSD Essential Lemonade LP]
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Indie Exclusive - New double LP pressing of Palaye Royale's debut album Boom Boom Room (Side A) on indie exclusive colorway, housed in a gatefold jacket with double sided lyric sheet and download card.
Palaye Royale - Boom Boom Room (Side A) [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Bone + Transparent Purple w/Black + White Splatter 2LP]
$33.99
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Indie Exclusive - Extraordinary instrumentalists and endlessly forward-thinking artists, The Osborne Brothers constantly pushed bluegrass music forward and, with their persistence, made a name for themselves that has survived to this day. The duo had a surprise hit in 1968, well after the commercial peak of bluegrass music, with “Rocky Top”, a song written by husband-and-wife songwriting duo Felice and Boudleaux Bryants. The Bryants, famous for their work with the Everly Brothers as well as pieces recorded by countless other country artists, are celebrated here with 20 of their songs excellently performed by The Osborne Brothers. From Rocky Top to Muddy Bottom was recorded for CMH in 1977 and is now available again on vinyl (with original artwork and liner notes included!) for the very first time. Hear this outstanding group burn through 20 country and bluegrass classics with the richest harmonies and the warmest fidelity one can find.
The Osborne Brothers - From Rocky Top to Muddy Bottom [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Denim Blue LP]
$29.99
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Indie Exclusive - Vitamin String Quartet takes on the multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated, pop-punk juggernaut, Fall Out Boy. Each track on this collection of jams by VSQ’s favorite scenesters showcases the quartet’s ability to break down rock arrangements and rebuild them into intriguing string renditions. From the high energy of "Sugar, We're Goin Down" to the driving intensity of "Thnks fr th Mmrs,” listeners are invited along on this novel, yet nostalgic trip to the 2000s emo-pop explosion and back again.
Vitamin String Quartet - VSQ Preforms Fall Out Boy [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Translucent Ruby LP]
$29.99
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RSD Essential 056 - For over four decades, Slayer have remained the most important and influential Speed Metal band in history. Reign In Blood is their 1986 mind-numbing opus featuring 10 tracks including 'Angle Of Death', 'Necrophobic', 'Altar Of Sacrifice' and more. RSD Essentials is excited to bring you an exclusive Clear w/Red Splatter colorway.
Slayer - Reign In Blood [RSD Essential Clear w/Red Splatter LP]
$32.99
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"First time on vinyl! Ipecac is celebrating their 25th Anniversary in 2024 with special indie exclusive vinyl throughout the year. We’re starting it off with one from label co-founder, Mike Patton and his 2005 project with The X-Ecutioners, which has never been on vinyl before! Mike Patton is the legendary frontman for Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk and countless others, and for this release, he teamed up with one of the most respected DJ crews in all of hip-hop. The collaboration came about after both factions performed a few improvisational live shows together. With the sweet scent of chemistry soon wafting through the air, it was decided to take it a step further - collaborate on a full-on recording. What you get are 23 tracks that approximate a head-on collision between hip-hop and the wild and whacky world of Ipecac."
General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners - General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Silver Streak LP]
$33.99
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RSD Essential 052 -The Beach Boys’ iconic 1966 album, Pet Sounds, is universally hailed as one of popular music’s most important recordings of all time.  This very special pressing comes to you on Coke Bottle Clear vinyl. Pet Sounds is remastered in Stereo with faithfully replicated original artwork.

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds [RSD Essential Coke Bottle Clear LP]
$32.99
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RSD Essential 053 - On this, the band’s second album, the core emphasis remained a nexus point between country, folk, psych, and classic rock all shrouded in mystery, and Hope Sandoval's trademark drowsy drawl remained swathed in echo. The hit single “Fade Into You” brought Mazzy Star unprecedented success.
Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See [RSD Essential Violet Smoke w/Purple & Black Splatter LP]
$32.99

        
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