Music Releases 02-16-24
TANGK [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Transparent Pink LP]
- Jennifer Lopez
This is Me…Now [Evergreen LP]
- Blackberry Smoke
Be Right Here [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Golden Birdwing LP]
- Lil Peep
Crybaby [Opaque White LP]
Souvenir [Silver Souvenir Swirl LP]
RAT WARS [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Translucent Ruby LP]
Music Releases 02-23-24
Real Estate’s sixth full-length album Daniel was recorded in an ebullient nine-day spree in RCA Studio A, in Nashville with celebrated producer and songwriter Daniel Tashian. In 11 compulsively tuneful songs, they connect the uninhibited wonder of their earliest work with the earned perspective of adulthood.
Martin Courtney actually learned of Tashian through his daughter, who adored an album he’d produced, Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour. The band reached out and spotted an instant connection despite their distinct wheelhouses—the Grammy-winning Nashville country-pop guy who’d helmed several smashes and the Northeast indie rock quintet with narcotic guitars. Real Estate had been thinking about R.E.M.’s Automatic for the People and ’90s “soft-rock radio,” the background music of their youth. Tashian helped lead them back toward it, toward an improved edition of the less self-conscious band they’d been at the start.
Several days into recording, all five members of Real Estate were discussing album titles when someone suggested “Daniel,” simply because it seemed funny to bestow a human name upon a record. Was it for Daniel Tashian? Maybe. Was it a nod to The Replacements’ Tim? Possibly. Was it the sign of a band that has now been around long enough to take its music seriously without taking itself or its perception too seriously? Absolutely.
Offering fuzzy grunge-pop with doses of shimmering synths and emo angst, Ned Russin co-fronted Title Fight before halting in 2018 & Ned began playing music as Glitterer. Now a full band, Glitterer returns with Rationale combining 90s grunge, capital-R riffs a la The Stooges, & a keyboard lead that gives self-depre-cating melodrama., After relying more on synths for the entirely solo, home-recorded Glitterer LP in 2017, he involved collaborators on the crunchier Looking Through the Shades in 2019. This trend toward driving indie rock grit with ‘90s influences continued on 2021’s Life Is Not a Lesson and now Rationale.
Dume is a 16-song album (2 LPs) by Neil Young with Crazy Horse from 1975, recorded during the Zuma recording sessions. It includes tracks and outtakes from Zuma. This album is included as CD #8 CD in Neil Young’s Archives Volume II. This is the debut release on vinyl. The D2C/Indie format includes a litho of the album cover.
Music Releases 03-01-24
- Pissed Jeans
Half Divorced [Limited Edition Spotify Green LP]
- Yard Act
Where's My Utopia? [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Orange LP]
- Kula Shaker
Natural Magic [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Tie-Dye Orange & Yellow LP]
- Bruce Dickinson
The Mandrake Project [2LP]
- Faye Webster
Underdressed At The Symphony [Faye Blue LP]
- General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners
General Patton vs. The X-Ecutioners [RSD Essential Indie Colorway Silver Streak LP]