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CHVRCHES - Love Is Dead (Indie Exclusive Clear Vinyl Edition) LP DIRTY PROJECTORS-Lamp Lit Prose (Indie Exclusive Red or Blue Edition Vinyl) LP ERIC'S TRIP-Forever Again (Black Edition Vinyl) LP

CHVRCHES third studio album Love Is Dead follows the success of Every Open Eye and The Bones of What We Believe. Production credits include 2017 & 2018 GRAMMY Producer of the Year Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia) on 9 out of 13 songs and Steve Mac (Ed Sheeran, P!nk) on "Miracle". Matt Berninger is featured on the track "My Enemy".

this is the indie exclusive pressing on CLEAR vinyl!

out 25 MAY 2018...

'Lamp Lit Prose’ arrives just over a year after 2017’s self-titled ‘Dirty Projectors.’ Here David Longstreth’s band returns with a new album that is the yang to the yin of the 2017 effort. The songs signal a page turned for Longstreth: hope instead of heartbreak, a restorative balance. Guitars have returned to the Dirty Projectors’ world,intricate and gorgeous vocal harmony too. The album begins with “Right Now,” David singing, “there was silence in my heart, but now I’m striking up the band.” In addition to the core musicians and guests, LA string group the Calder Quartet, and The Brass Players of Los Angeles both appear on several songs. ‘Lamp Lit Prose’ is a recommitment to the sounds and ideals of Dirty Projectors, embracing the band’s trademarks while pushing forward the sonic envelope.
Lamp Lit Prose will be the ninth release for Dirty Projectors and comes with collaborations from HAIM, Syd, Robin Pecknold, Rostam Batmanglij, Amber Mark, Empress Of and Dear Nora. Lamp Lit Prose was recorded at Ivo Shandor in Los Angeles.

This indie exclusive version comes in either red or blue vinyl (random chance)!


out 13 JULY 2018...

Forever Again is the band’s second full-length, and their follow-up to their Sub Pop debut, 1993’s Love Tara. It was recorded in 1994 at guitarist Rick White’s home studio, Stereo Mountain. It has been out of print on vinyl since its original, 1994 pressing.


out 15 JUNE 2018...

ERIC'S TRIP-Purple Blue (Black Edition Vinyl) LP ESSEX GREEN-Hardly Electronic (Opaque Red + Translucent Orange Swirl Peak Edition Vinyl) LP FATHER JOHN MISTY-God's Favorite Customer (Metallic Purple "Loser" Vinyl Edition) LP

Purple Blue is Eric’s Trip’s third album, and it was originally released in 1996. It has been out of print on vinyl since its original, 1996 pressing.


out 15 JUNE 2018...

"Hardly Electronic" explores the evolution of old friendships, the sadness of losing touch, the inadequacies of technology, and finally, the desire for reconnection with songs like “Bye Bye Crow” and “Slanted by Six.” Themes of connectivity for the online generation are on display in the war cry chorus of “Don’t Leave It in Our Hands,” while songs like “Bristol Sky” and “January Says” hint at how the same technology-connected culture can create division and distance, even in the most personal of relationships. On the flip side, the wonders of technology (and jumbo jets) made the recording possible. With Bell living in Montana, Ziter in Vermont, and Baron on the river, finding ways to work together was challenging. The result is classic Essex Green sonic diversity.
•Peak Vinyl LP:

Limited-edition, indie-only. Single LP on opaque red + translucent orange swirl vinyl. Includes coupon for full download


out 29 JUNE 2018...

Written largely in New York between summer 2016 and winter 2017, Josh Tillman’s fourth Father John Misty LP, God’s Favorite Customer, reflects on the experience of being caught between the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom.
God’s Favorite Customer reveals a bittersweetness and directness in Tillman’s songwriting, without sacrificing any of his wit or taste for the absurd. From “Mr. Tillman,” where he trains his lens on his own misadventure, to the cavernous pain of estrangement in “Please Don’t Die,” Tillman plays with perspective throughout to alternatingly hilarious and devastating effect. “We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)” is a meditation on our inner lives and the limitations we experience in our attempts to give and receive love. It stands in solidarity with the title track, which examines the ironic relationship between forgiveness and sin. Together, these are songs that demand to know either real love or what comes after, and as the album progresses, that entreaty leads to discovering the latter’s true stakes.
God's Favorite Customer was produced by Tillman and recorded with Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), Dave Cerminara (Jonathan Wilson, Foster the People, Conor Oberst), and Trevor Spencer (FJM). The album features contributions from Haxan Cloak, Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood, longtime collaborator Jonathan Wilson, and members of Misty’s touring band.

This is the "Loser" edition, pressed on METALLIC PURPLE vinyl! The front cover also has some slight deviations on this limited version...


out 01 JUNE 2018...

JEREMY ENIGK-Return Of The Frog Queen (Purple Vinyl Edition) LP KEVIN KRAUTER-Toss Up (Clear Green Edition Vinyl) LP LOVE LANGUAGE-Baby Grand (Pink + Yellow Marble Peak Edition Vinyl) LP

Jeremy Enigk performed with legendary indie rock band Sunny Day Real Estate from 1993 to 2000. He was their singer, songwriter, and one of their guitarists. In 1996, following Sunny Day Real Estate’s first breakup (which lasted from 1995 to 1997), Enigk released his first solo album, Return of the Frog Queen.
Return of the Frog Queen represents a major shift from the sound of Sunny Day Real Estate. The album features a 21-piece orchestra backing Enigk as he performs striking, dramatic, chamber-pop compositions that demonstrate the full breadth of Enigk’s talents as a singer, musician, and songwriter. The album was produced by Greg Williamson, who also produced Sunny Day Real Estate’s 1998 comeback album, How it Feels to Be Something On.
Return of the Frog Queen has been out of print since its original 1996 pressing. This reissue includes the original album, remastered in 2018, plus digital bonus tracks from Enigk’s 1996 live session on Seattle radio station The End.

pressed on purple wax!


out 25 MAY 2018...

"Useful Solitude" is the phrase Kevin Krauter uses to describe Toss Up, his upcoming full-length debut on Bayonet Records - both the conditions in which it was created and the prevailing theme of these nine iridescent indie-pop songs. In between tours the Indiana musician spent long hours in his basement, guitars and vintage keyboards his only company, and tested out ideas, explored new sonic avenues, savored new sounds, and taught himself how to play a few instruments.

'Toss Up' builds on the sonic worlds of Krauter's first releases, conveying a similar mood with a greater array of instruments and influences. An insightful songwri'er with a lyrical style that is both economical and evocative, Krauter crafts unique soundscapes that scramble a range of influences - '60s flower pop, 70s easy listening, '80s New Wave, '90s alt-radio, '00s indie rock. The secret tension on Toss Up, the engine that drives these songs: melody propelled by rhythm, melancholy fended off by the exuberance of simply creating art.

pressed on clear green vinyl!


out 15 JUNE 2018...

You may not be able to see the gorgeous landscapes behind Baby Grand, Stuart McLamb’s fourth record as The Love Language, but they’re so essential to the picture you’ll feel them in every note. Started in, of all places, a cavernous Virginia hammock factory, fragmentary demos came alive when splashed by sunshine during a move across the country to California, where the album was completed. “It was something just about being in a new city, and a new light,” McLamb says, “and reopening the sessions, and this demo that I thought was a throwaway, suddenly I’m really feeling it….” You can hear the freedom kick in when the backwoods country shuffle of “Castle in the Sky” explodes into a full-on aughts anthem, equal parts outstretched arms and pumped fists.

Peak vinyl edition exclusive to indie retailers! Pressed on pink+yellow marble vinyl, limited to only 2,500 copies!


out 03 AUGUST 2018...

MADONNA - Like A Virgin (Solid White Vinyl Edition) LP PROTOMARTYR-Consolation (Indie Exclusive Yellow Edition Vinyl) EP ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER-Hope Downs ("Loser" Blue Edition Vinyl) LP

Released in 1984, "Like A Virgin" is Madonna’s highly successful sophomore album. Produced by Nile Rodgers, the album features the classics 'Material Girl' and 'Like A Virgin.'

Part of Rhino's "Back To The 80s" series, this album is pressed on solid white vinyl!


out 03 JUNE 2018...

Following their critically acclaimed Domino debut “RELATIVES IN DESCENT”, the band is happy to announce a four song EP of brand new material recorded in collaboration with KELLEY DEAL (The Breeders) and MIKE MONTGOMERY (R.Ring, Ampline).

“For Mike and I, working on this EP with Protomartyr was a re-kindling of the tender spark that was struck upon our first encounter with them years ago in Texas. They were graciously tolerant and receptive to my production ideas on the songs and the project quickly grew beyond our private orb. We have cello from Lori Goldston, viola from Jocelyn Hach and even bass clarinet from Evan Ziporyn, and I do some singing with Joe. There's a lot of trust involved when an artist places their songs in your hands, and we were very mindful of that while intentionally trying to take the songs in new directions.“- Kelley Deal


out 15 JUNE 2018...

The first full length from fuzz rockers Rolling Blackout C.F. Their last EPs are some of our favs here at the shop and we are definitely stoked on what this LP might bring to the table...

"Loser" edition on blue vinyl! Per "loser" tradition, these are limited!


out 15 JUNE 2018...

THIS HEAT-Live 80-81 (Indie Exclusive Soft Baby Blue Edition Vinyl) LP THIS HEAT-Repeat/Metal (Indie Exclusive Slate Grey Edition Vinyl) LP

Formed in 1976 in Brixton, a multicultural, and – at the time – down-at-heel part of south London, This Heat were born into a music scene in rapid flux, first thanks to the punk explosion and then via new wave and its myriad offshoots into pop, rock and art-rock. But while many sought to apply punk attitude to chart-friendly sounds, This Heat were concocting some of the most experimental ideas ever committed to tape, taking influence from musique concrète, krautrock, the burgeoning industrial scene and even the dub reggae blasting out in their home borough.

In many ways, the nuanced sound worlds created in the studio by This Heat are tailor made for sedentary headphone listening. But pulling off such complicated, genre defying compositions live was surely something to witness. Until now, there was no real official document of the group’s live performances. Compiled by Charles Hayward and Charles Bullen from rough cassette tape recordings of European gigs in Tilburg, Nijmegen, Ärhus, Apeldoorn, Vienna and Rheims between April 1980 and June 1981, Live 80-81 is an essential document of This Heat’s powerful live performances.

Following Modern Classics Recordings’ 2016 reissue campaign to mark the band’s 40th anniversary, these new releases Made Available, Repeat / Metal and Live 80 – 81 round out the story. Each release is sanctioned by surviving members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward and features newly remastered audio sourced from original tapes.

indie exclusive soft baby blue vinyl limited to only 500 copies!


out 03 AUGUST 2018...

Formed in 1976 in Brixton, a multicultural, and – at the time – down-at-heel part of south London, This Heat were born into a music scene in rapid flux, first thanks to the punk explosion and then via new wave and its myriad offshoots into pop, rock and art-rock. But while many sought to apply punk attitude to chart-friendly sounds, This Heat were concocting some of the most experimental ideas ever committed to tape, taking influence from musique concrète, krautrock, the burgeoning industrial scene and even the dub reggae blasting out in their home borough.

Recorded from 1979 – 1980 Repeat / Metal is essentially This Heat’s third proper album, although it was released posthumously in 1993. Arguably their most radical work, Repeat / Metal features side-length tape experiments ranging from the dubby drum loops of “Repeat”, a 20 minute edit / reworking of their landmark piece “24 Track Loop”, to the gamelan-inspired sounds of “Metal”, an electro-acoustic work recorded outside of their studio, Cold Storage, and helmed by member Gareth Williams.

Following Modern Classics Recordings’ 2016 reissue campaign to mark the band’s 40th anniversary, these new releases Made Available, Repeat / Metal and Live 80 – 81 round out the story. Each release is sanctioned by surviving members Charles Bullen and Charles Hayward and features newly remastered audio sourced from original tapes.

indie exclusive slate grey vinyl limited to only 500 copies!


out 03 AUGUST 2018...