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ANGEL OLSEN - Phases (Olive Green Vinyl Edition) LP BELLE & SEBASTIAN - How To Solve Our Human Problems (Black Vinyl Edition) 3-LP Set BELLE & SEBASTIAN - How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 1 (Black Vinyl Edition) LP

Phases is a collection of Olsen’s work culled from the past several years, including a number of never-before-released tracks. “Fly On Your Wall,” previously contributed to the Bandcamp-only, anti-Trump fundraiser Our First 100 Days, opens Phases, before seamlessly slipping into “Special,” a brand new song from the MY WOMAN recording sessions. Both “How Many Disasters” and “Sans” are first-time listens: home-recorded demos that have never been released, leaning heavily on Olsen’s arresting croon and lonesome guitar.

The b-sides compilation is both a testament to Olsen’s enormous musical range and a tidy compilation of tracks that have previously been elusive in one way or another. Balancing tenacity and tenderness, Phases acts as a deep-dive for longtime fans, as well as a fitting introduction to Olsen’s sprawling sonics for the uninitiated.

out 10 NOV 2017...

A new Belle and Sebastian release is always something to cheer. So three new releases leads to the inevitable conclusion: three cheers! Here is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful
vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, and play at the official London residence
of the US ambassador (the last president’s ambassador, not the current one’s).
Murdoch, as ever, is not the only writer. Sarah Martin (violin/vocals) brought in the delicious ‘The Same Star’, which marries Belle and Sebastian’s melodiousness to a pounding Motown backbeat, and was produced by Leo
Abrahams (Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts, Regina Spektor). “We’d met Leo in February of 2016, and I’d say that meeting and the recording of ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’ were the first tangible steps of this EP project,” Martin says. “We didn’t
have a stack of songs to play him, but we liked him and he became a part of the plan from that point - and when I’d got to a point with ‘The Same Star’ where it just needed to be recorded, I thought it could benefit from having
a producer to steer things, and fortunately we had a slot in the diary marked ‘Leo’ coming up. It’s not a song we’d laboured over playing for months - it fell together quite quickly thanks in large part to Bob’s [Bobby Kildea,
guitarist] enthusiasm and Stuart’s willingness to dismember an old song and repurpose the break, so that it wasn’t just the same three chords over and over and over.”
There’s one big reason why 15 songs are coming out on three EPs, rather than one album. “We’d made a couple of LPs, Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister, within the space of six months,” Murdoch says, remembering
the early days of the band’s career, and how that fed into their decision-making this time.

Box Set of the entire 3 EP series!

out 16 FEB 2018...

A new Belle and Sebastian release is always something to cheer. So three new releases leads to the inevitable conclusion: three cheers! Here is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful
vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, and play at the official London residence
of the US ambassador (the last president’s ambassador, not the current one’s).
Murdoch, as ever, is not the only writer. Sarah Martin (violin/vocals) brought in the delicious ‘The Same Star’, which marries Belle and Sebastian’s melodiousness to a pounding Motown backbeat, and was produced by Leo
Abrahams (Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts, Regina Spektor). “We’d met Leo in February of 2016, and I’d say that meeting and the recording of ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’ were the first tangible steps of this EP project,” Martin says. “We didn’t
have a stack of songs to play him, but we liked him and he became a part of the plan from that point - and when I’d got to a point with ‘The Same Star’ where it just needed to be recorded, I thought it could benefit from having
a producer to steer things, and fortunately we had a slot in the diary marked ‘Leo’ coming up. It’s not a song we’d laboured over playing for months - it fell together quite quickly thanks in large part to Bob’s [Bobby Kildea,
guitarist] enthusiasm and Stuart’s willingness to dismember an old song and repurpose the break, so that it wasn’t just the same three chords over and over and over.”
There’s one big reason why 15 songs are coming out on three EPs, rather than one album. “We’d made a couple of LPs, Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister, within the space of six months,” Murdoch says, remembering
the early days of the band’s career, and how that fed into their decision-making this time.

Part 1 of the 3 EP series!

out 8TH DEC 2017...

BELLE & SEBASTIAN - How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 2 (Black Vinyl Edition) LP BELLE & SEBASTIAN - How To Solve Our Human Problems Part 3 (Black Vinyl Edition) LP BJÖRK - Utopia (Black Vinyl Edition) LP

A new Belle and Sebastian release is always something to cheer. So three new releases leads to the inevitable conclusion: three cheers! Here is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful
vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, and play at the official London residence
of the US ambassador (the last president’s ambassador, not the current one’s).
Murdoch, as ever, is not the only writer. Sarah Martin (violin/vocals) brought in the delicious ‘The Same Star’, which marries Belle and Sebastian’s melodiousness to a pounding Motown backbeat, and was produced by Leo
Abrahams (Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts, Regina Spektor). “We’d met Leo in February of 2016, and I’d say that meeting and the recording of ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’ were the first tangible steps of this EP project,” Martin says. “We didn’t
have a stack of songs to play him, but we liked him and he became a part of the plan from that point - and when I’d got to a point with ‘The Same Star’ where it just needed to be recorded, I thought it could benefit from having
a producer to steer things, and fortunately we had a slot in the diary marked ‘Leo’ coming up. It’s not a song we’d laboured over playing for months - it fell together quite quickly thanks in large part to Bob’s [Bobby Kildea,
guitarist] enthusiasm and Stuart’s willingness to dismember an old song and repurpose the break, so that it wasn’t just the same three chords over and over and over.”
There’s one big reason why 15 songs are coming out on three EPs, rather than one album. “We’d made a couple of LPs, Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister, within the space of six months,” Murdoch says, remembering
the early days of the band’s career, and how that fed into their decision-making this time.

Part 2 of the 3 EP series!

out 19 JAN 2018...

A new Belle and Sebastian release is always something to cheer. So three new releases leads to the inevitable conclusion: three cheers! Here is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful
vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, and play at the official London residence
of the US ambassador (the last president’s ambassador, not the current one’s).
Murdoch, as ever, is not the only writer. Sarah Martin (violin/vocals) brought in the delicious ‘The Same Star’, which marries Belle and Sebastian’s melodiousness to a pounding Motown backbeat, and was produced by Leo
Abrahams (Ghostpoet, Wild Beasts, Regina Spektor). “We’d met Leo in February of 2016, and I’d say that meeting and the recording of ‘I’ll Be Your Pilot’ were the first tangible steps of this EP project,” Martin says. “We didn’t
have a stack of songs to play him, but we liked him and he became a part of the plan from that point - and when I’d got to a point with ‘The Same Star’ where it just needed to be recorded, I thought it could benefit from having
a producer to steer things, and fortunately we had a slot in the diary marked ‘Leo’ coming up. It’s not a song we’d laboured over playing for months - it fell together quite quickly thanks in large part to Bob’s [Bobby Kildea,
guitarist] enthusiasm and Stuart’s willingness to dismember an old song and repurpose the break, so that it wasn’t just the same three chords over and over and over.”
There’s one big reason why 15 songs are coming out on three EPs, rather than one album. “We’d made a couple of LPs, Tigermilk and If You’re Feeling Sinister, within the space of six months,” Murdoch says, remembering
the early days of the band’s career, and how that fed into their decision-making this time.

Part 3 of the 3 EP series!

out 16 FEB 2018...

"i am so overwhelmingly humble while announcing my album utopia is coming out end of nov . i can´t wait for you to hear it . this is the cover made by the warm extraordinary talented jesse kanda and was assisted by me , james merry and hungry . thank you for telepathically getting me !! over the moon and jupiter gratitudes to magical arca for making the music of this album with me : what a profound and nourishing trip this has been !!! thousandfold appreciation and headbowing . hope you like it , warmth" - björk

out 24 NOV 2017...

FRANZ FERDINAND - Always Ascending (Indie Exclusive Pink Vinyl Edition) LP GZA - Liquid Swords: The Singles Edition 4 x 7"-Set HOLLIE COOK - Vessel Of Love (Indie Exclusive Transparent Pink Vinyl Edition) LP

A triumphant recasting, Franz Ferdinand’s Always Ascending is as exuberant as it is euphoric, bursting with fresh ideas born of what Alex Kapranos calls “aggressive sonic experimentation.” With the help of producer Philippe Zdar (Cassius, Phoenix, Beastie Boys), Kapranos and co. took a knife to their old canvas, producing an album that is so foreign in its familiarity it could only be current. A sound the singer refers to as “simultaneously futuristic and naturalistic.” These are the louche tales of the Parisian night, the exhilaration of an Italian car racing down the autobahn; a feeling of euphoria so pure it could only exist on a knife’s edge. As such, best to press play expecting nothing more than a good time. “I hope that when you listen to it you feel exhilarated,” Kapranos says, “Until you fully absorb the lyrics.”

Indie exclusive variant pressed on pink vinyl!

out 9TH FEB 2018...

Liquid Swords is the critically acclaimed album from the Wu-Tang member GZA. “Liquid Swords: The Singles Collection” highlights the standout singles from the album by placing them on 7” vinyl and pairing each one with a custom 15.75” x 10.25” high end art print, illustrated by Andrew Hem. All of which are housed in a sleek oversized art box with a unique easel back and clear display window.

out 17 NOV 2017...

Former The Slits member Hollie Cook makes her debut on Merge with the all new LP Vessel of Love! This indie exclusive vinyl is pressed on transparent pink, which includes a diecut inner sleeve and is limited to only 1,500 copies worldwide!

Includes download code.

out 26 JAN 2018...

MORRISSEY - Low In High School (Clear Vinyl Edition) LP OUGHT - Room Inside The World (Indie Exclusive White Vinyl Edition) LP PANDA BEAR - A Day with the Homies (Black Vinyl Edition) EP

LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL will be Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and his debut for BMG. The album will see BMG partnering with Morrissey on the new release and on the launch of his new label, Etienne Records. LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to
name a few).
Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever on LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.

Pressed on clear vinyl.

out 17 NOV 2017...

On Room Inside the World—Ought’s third album and their first for Merge—growing up doesn’t mean mellowing out so much as it means learning to pay attention, listening carefully and openly, staying somewhere long enough to really understand where you are. Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Silver Jews), Room Inside the World explores themes that have always concerned the band—identity, connection, survival in a precarious world—but with a bolder, more nuanced sound palette. Vibraphone, justly intonated synthesizers, drum machines, and a 70-piece choir suffuse the precise post-punk breakdowns that spangled Ought’s first two albums, giving rise to an emotional complexity that pushes their characteristically taut sound to greater depths.
Ought approached this record with newfound patience. Together, they constructed a (digital) moodboard to set their intentions: Brian Eno and Stereolab synths, the Mekons’ 1985 album Fear and Whiskey, and Gerhard Richter and Kenneth Anger’s sexy, fluorescent hyperreal all made it into the melting pot. “The process of everybody wading into each other’s subconscious was really excellent,” says frontman, guitarist, and lyricist Tim Darcy. Holed up in their rehearsal building, an industrial rock block (and sock factory) overlooking the Trans-Canada Highway, the band strove for greater detail and specificity than before while remaining true to the collaborative, intuitive writing process that yielded their earlier work.
On standout track “Desire” (which bassist Ben Stidworthy describes as “Sade meets Bruce Springsteen”), Darcy sings, “I’m trying to be cool regardless of what I know to be true,” and it is true: they do keep their cool, eschewing the white-knuckled panic that rips through Sun Coming Down and the Spartan realism of More Than Any Other Day in favor of a controlled burn. The word “trying” is key—the band’s characteristic elevated pulse and drive-off-a-cliff endings still show up on the Cure-inspired “Disaffectation,” while the rollicking, insistent snare on “Into the Sea” seethes impatiently over lyrics about the tension between the individual and the often toxic outer world.

out 16 FEB 2018...

A new 5 track 12” vinyl only EP from Animal Collective founding member and solo artist Noah Lennox a.k.a. Panda Bear.

out 12 JAN 2018...

PORCHES - The House (Limited Pale Yellow Vinyl Edition) LP SHARON JONES & THE DAP-KINGS - Soul of a Woman (Indie Exclusive Red Vinyl Edition) LP SOUNDTRACK - BLADE RUNNER 2049 (Black Vinyl Edition) 2-LP Set

Porches’ third record The House is a conscious effort in minimalism and honesty. “Making Pool”—the band’s 2016 breakthrough record, and Domino debut—“I learned how valuable the spirit of the demos are,” says singer Aaron Maine, “so this time I made a point of capturing a song the day it was conceived.” Because of this desire to document immediate sensations, the record’s fourteen tracks offer a series of diaristic vignettes. There are moments of emerging from fear of ego death (“Leave the House,” “By My Side,” “Now The Water”), escaping the corporeal (“Now The Water,” “Swimmer”), the terrifying thrill of young love (“Country,” “W Longing”), and parting with the past (“Wobble,” “Goodbye”). While these themes possibly paint The House in a dark light, the record is marked by an excitement at the prospect of self-discovery, and commitment to the process of getting there.
Though Aaron largely composes on his own, The House features contributions by Alexander Giannascoli (Alex G), Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), Kaya Wilkins (Okay Kaya), Jason Arce, Bea1991, and his own father, Peter Maine. As with
Pool, Aaron brought his recorded work to Chris Coady (Beach House, Slowdive, TV on the Radio), who then mixed
The House at his Sunset Sound studio.

Limited edition vinyl is pressed on pale yellow wax and includes 11"x22" poster and download code!

out 19 JAN 2018...

A year after Sharon Jone's unfortunate passing, her final studio recorded album makes its way to you..

out 17 NOV 2017...

One of the years biggest blockbusters, Blade Runner 2049's original soundtrack composed by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch is coming to vinyl! Pressed on two 180 gram records this run is limited to only 2,500 copies!


out 15 DEC 2017...

SOUNDTRACK - STRANGER THINGS SEASON 2 (Inter-dimensional Blue Vinyl Edition) 2-LP Set SUPERCHUNK - What a Time to Be Alive (Peak Vinyl Edition) LP TOM WAITS - Alice (180 Gram Vinyl Edition) LP

Stranger Things recently returned to Netflix with season two and now Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein's musical composition returns to vinyl! This pressing, limited to only 2.500, is pressed on two upside down inter-dimensional blue wax!

out 22 DEC 2017...

After the shocking, and for many, demoralizing result of the 2016 election, “I didn’t buy the silver lining some were promoting that ‘well, at least art and music will be great now!’,” says Superchunk co-founder and frontman Mac McCaughan. “Obviously, any sane person would gladly trade four to eight years of terrible music for not having our country dismantled to satisfy the whims of a vengeful child and his enablers.”

That said, good music and art still have a lot to say, and the urgency of current events gave Mac, Laura, Jim, and Jon the momentum to make something new sooner than later. “It would be strange to be in a band, at least our band, and make a record that completely ignored the surrounding circumstances that we live in and that our kids are going to grow up in.” Enter What a Time to Be Alive, Superchunk’s first album in over four years, out February 16, 2018, on Merge Records. It’s a record, says Mac, “about a pretty dire and depressing situation but hopefully not a record that is dire and depressing to listen to.”

The Peak Vinyl Edition of 'What a Time to Be Alive' includes:
A limited-edition, indie-only pink and clear swirl vinyl LP, a 12” x 24” folded poster insert, a coupon for full download of the album, ANNND—A POSTER SIGNED BY THE BAND!! This edition is limited to 3,000 worldwide…


out 16 FEB 2018...

Newly Remastered by Waits/Brennan and pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl!


out 24 NOV 2017...

TOM WAITS - Blood Money (180 Gram Vinyl Edition) LP TOM WAITS - Glitter & Doom Live (180 Gram Vinyl Edition) LP TOM WAITS - Mule Variations (180 Gram Vinyl Edition) LP

Newly Remastered by Waits/Brennan and pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl!


out 24 NOV 2017...

Newly Remastered by Waits/Brennan and pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl!


out 1ST DEC 2017...

Newly Remastered by Waits/Brennan and pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl!


out 15 DEC 2017...

TOM WAITS - Real Gone (180 Gram Vinyl Edition) LP

Newly Remastered by Waits/Brennan and pressed on high quality 180 gram vinyl!


out 24 NOV 2017...