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Afghan Whigs - Do to the Beast CD

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Do to the Beast is the first new album by The Afghan Whigs in over a decade and a half. Founded in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1988, the band has long stood out from its peers, with their savage blend of hard rock, classic soul, and frontman Greg Dulli's searing angst and obsessions. The new album is both a homecoming it marks their return to Sub Pop and a glimpse into the future of one of the most acclaimed bands of the past thirty years.

   


Breathe Carolina - Savages CD

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The latest release from the Denver-based electro pop group and the first album released after Kyle Even's departure from the band, due to his new responsibilities as a dad.

   


Courtney Barnett - Double Ep: a Sea of Split Peas CD


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Courtney Barnett received international acclaim last year for her remarkable ability to transform the most mundane events of everyday life into spellbinding, thoughtful lyrics. Barnett's talent for crafting catchy songs was displayed with the digital-only release last fall of The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas on London-based label Marathon Artists.

   


Ingrid Michaelson - Lights Out CD


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Singer Songwriter Ingrid Michaelson is back with her 5th studio album, Lights Out, on April 15th via Cabin 24/ Mom + Pop/RED. Features duets with A Great Big World, and Mat Kearney.

   


Jessica Lea Mayfield - Make My Head Sing CD


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Jessica Lea Mayfield has gained widespread acclaim for singing delicate confessions about love, heartbreak, and contradictory emotions in a way that captivates listeners and enchants critics. Whether she was heartbroken, or breaking hearts, Mayfield's acoustic strumming and laid back demeanor have remained consistent since her earliest recordings.

   


Medeski Martin and Wood - Woodstock Sessions Vol. 2 CD


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Medeski Martin & Wood + Nels Cline came together to record in August of 2013 at Applehead Studios in Woodstock, NY in front of an intimate gathering of 75. The session was part of a newly launched series that brings established and emerging recording artists together with their fans in the recording studio. The experience is a performance/session hybrid that supports the artist to fan bond by sharing the process of record making. The end results of the sessions are inimitable recordings that capture inspired, one-off performances. The initial collaboration between MMW and Nels Cline was a year earlier when they performed at The Blue Note for two sold out shows in New York City. The chemistry was immediate and ever since they'd been considering ways to record. Heard in its entirety, The Woodstock Sessions presents some of the most imaginative playing ever documented in the vast discographies of either Medeski Martin & Wood or Nels Cline.

   


Rodney Crowell - Tarpaper Sky CD


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Esteemed musician, songwriter and author Rodney Crowell has teamed up with New West Records to release Tarpaper Sky, his new self-produced album. It comes fast on the heels of Old Yellow Moon, Crowell s critically lauded collaboration with Emmylou Harris, which won a 2013 Grammy® Award and was named 2013 Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. Crowell has pushed the boundaries of country, folk and roots music since long before the term Americana was coined as a genre, making a name for himself and gaining respect as both a songwriter and as an artist. Celebrating 40 years of making music, Crowell has created an album that harkens back to some of his most revered and loved works. Tarpaper Sky would sit comfortably on the shelf right between the chart-topping fan favorite Diamonds and Dirt (1988) and Life Is Messy (1992). This album marks a reunion of the creative partnership of Crowell and musical accomplice Steuart Smith, who was an integral part of his overall sound during the late 80s.

   


The Both - The Both CD


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Aimee Mann has had a great run as a singer-songwriter with a literary bent and melancholy streak. Ted Leo beams in from a time when electric guitars underpinned feisty songs that told hard truths. Maybe they're not the first names that come to mind when one thinks of natural songwriting pairings, but Mann and Leo make a good team on their excellent, self-titled debut album as The Both. The duo began working together in 2013, and The Both (SuperEgo Records) sounds like a genuine collaboration rather than an exercise in swapping each other's leftovers.

   


The Secret Sisters - Put Your Needle Down CD


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The Secret Sisters’ incredible story is as simple and true as the effortless harmonies that got them here. Begin anywhere – the thick and fertile brambles of their own family history or light upon the branches of the wondrous, fractal menagerie that makes up their self-titled debut album. The pair of Alabama sisters direct from Mussel Shoals (barely twenty-somethings themselves) caught the attention of T Bone Burnett, who signed on as Executive Producer of their debut album after spending time with Laura and Lydia and hearing them sing live, and is releasing the album on his new label created especially for this release - Beladroit. As Burnett explains, “I have been making music for over forty years and The Secret Sisters album is as close to pure as it gets.

   


Thee Oh Sees - Drop CD


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Our lad John P. Dwyer has been lancing eardrums with Thee Oh Sees in an ever-escalating flurry of records for the past six years. Since the release of The Master s Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In announced a new loud era (and excepting a few momentary detours into home-baked territory Dog Poison and Castlemania, for example), Dwyer and company have pum- meled a bit harder each time out, cementing their reputation as a live force to be reckoned with and leaving legions sweaty and bruised in the process. Late last year, after years of relentlessly touring the world, the word got out... Dwyer s moving to Los Angeles (fear not, still California!) and Thee Oh Sees are taking a much-needed hiatus with a shifting of gears ahead and a new album on the way. This is that album. Drop was recorded in a banana-ripening warehouse (no joke) with hair-farming studio warlock Chris Woodhouse playing drums; it s also graced with the presence of talented gurus Mi- kal Cronin, Greer McGettrick and Casafis adding horns and vocals. The result pushes the familiar polarities of the group far- ther outward than ever before. Opener Penetrating Eye might be the heaviest Oh Sees song yet, Transparent World and Put Some Reverb On My Brother foam with seasick fuzz, and yet the ballads, like the harpsichorded King s Nose and the lush and stately closer The Lens, extend their oeuvre into mello- tronic, far-out pop with delicacy and grace. This schizophrenia heralds the man and the band into an un- seen future in classic Dwyer fashion restless energy harnessed into exquisitely crafted jams, with an emphasis on the pensive and the paranoid in turns.