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Anglade, Laura & Sam Kirmayer [Venez Donc Chez Moi]

Available now. Toronto-based French/American Jazz singer Laura Anglade is making a name for herself in the jazz world. Continuing the tradition of the great ladies of jazz - Laura's singing is reminiscent of many of the great vocal stylists of the 20th century including Anita O'Day, Shirley Horn, and Blossom Dearie, but her voice is uniquely her own. Accompanied by guitarist Sam Kirmayer (and accordionist Benjamin Rosenblum on two tracks), their new recording "Venez donc chez moi" is an homage of sorts, and a nod to Laura's beloved France. It features jazz versions of French classics made famous by Maurice Chevalier, Boris Vian, Edith Piaf, and Jacques Brel to name a few. She digs emotionally and eloquently into a standard, her story-telling abilities portray a soul beyond her years.
Blanck Mass [Ted K (original score) (opaque red)]

June 10 street date. In 2021 the story of the infamous Unabomber Ted Kaczynski received its theatrical debut in a Tony Stone directed film, "Ted K". Stone's choice to have the renowned electronic artist Blanck Mass score the film is somewhat ironic and creates an obvious tension perfect for the controversial and complex subject matter. 2020 saw the first Blanck Mass movie score, for the soundtrack to Nick Rowland's acclaimed cinematic debut "Calm With Horses". This expansion into new areas of melodic composition and textural exploration won Blanck Mass many new fans, with BBC's acknowledged number one film buff Mark Kermode proclaiming the work the soundtrack of the year. In 2021, Blanck Mass won the prestigious Ivor Novello Award for best original film score and has firmly established himself at the forefront of the latest wave of experimental soundscape wizards. The gentle madness of sound achieved is exquisite and slowly builds in intensity and desperation as the score of Ted K moves along. Power is able to perfectly capture the complexity, the terror and the deep emotionality of the film while presenting an often breathtakingly beautiful and always masterful album that stands on its own as a work of art.
Chromeo [Date Night: Chromeo Live! (3LP-blue oceania)]

June 3 street date. "Date Night: Chromeo Live!" is a document of a band nearly 20 years into their storied career and a foreshadowing of what's to come from Dave 1 and P-Thugg, inseparable friends and collaborators and forever guardians of the groove. The album features live versions of songs spanning the band's entire career, recorded on their last pre-pandemic tour, a 2019 headline run of iconic U.S. venues like Colorado's Red Rocks and the Hollywood Bowl. "Date Night: Chromeo Live!" captures the band in full swing, at the height of their funky superpowers, delivering 90 minutes of pure, uncut funk.
Crobot [Feel This (transparent red)]

June 3 street date. Riff-monsters Crobot conjures up the kind of rock 'n' roll that has grooves so powerful they throw you around the room and hooks high enough to shake the heavens. With tens of millions of streams, countless shows and acclaim from the likes of Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Kerrang, BBC Radio, SiriusXM Octane, Loudwire, Guitar World and more, Brandon Yeagley [vocals], Chris Bishop [guitar], Tim Peugh [bass], and Dan Ryan [drums] realize their vision like never before on their fifth full-length, "Feel This", the follow-up to 2019's Top 10 Heatseekers album "Motherbrain" - whose cumulative streams have surpassed 30 million (20 million of which were for the goliath single "Low Life" - a US Top 10 hit at the Mainstream Rock radio with a 29-week run on the Billboard charts). "We never want to make the same album twice," Brandon says. "There is something for every Crobot fan out there as well as newcomers. At the same time, we're having fun. We want to be taken seriously, but not too seriously - because this is monkey hour after all. We want you to walk away smiling".
Dream Syndicate [Ultraviolet Battle Hymns And True Confessions (black)]

June 10 street date. The brand-new album from The Dream Syndicate blends vintage Krautrock, Eno-like ambience, Neu-inspired rhythmic groove and a Californian sun baked sheen into the their classic psychedelic, melodic, hue. The Dream Syndicate have moved well past their early Velvet Underground influences and taken on British glam, German prog, and more. Featuring singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, lead guitarist Jason Victor plus their newest member Chris Cacavas on keyboards, plus guest appearances from Stephen McCarthy (of The Long Ryders) and Marcus Tenney's expressive sax and trumpet work.
Gowdy, T. [Miracles (180g)]

June 3 street date. The Montréal/Berlin producer returns with a second LP for Constellation and follow-up to his acclaimed "Therapy With Colour" (2020). "Miracles" draws on recordings originally captured in a 2018 audio/visual performance project based around surveillance footage - a precursor to video-capped, monitor-based horizons that soon took on new meanings. Re-immersing himself in this material, Gowdy disassembles and deploys the source material for new experiments with vactrols, noise gates and analog-to-digital triggering and aliasing, the original recordings then juxtaposed anew amidst these successive textural and rhythmic treatments. Gowdy keeps this re-composition process stripped down, elemental and purposive, guided by an ascetic synthesis as sublation. The result is a captivating collection of minimal IDM and oscillated electronics, working primarily in a 120-140 BPM zone of tonal percussion and corrugated pulse.
Horsegirl [Versions Of Modern Performance (indie edition/purple)]

June 3 street date. Horsegirl are best friends. You don't have to talk to the indie rock trio for more than five minutes to feel the warmth and strength of their bond, which crackles through every second of their debut full-length, "Versions of Modern Performance". Penelope Lowenstein (guitar, vocals), Nora Cheng (guitar, vocals), and Gigi Reece (drums) do everything collectively, from song writing to trading vocal duties and swapping instruments, to sound and visual art design. "Versions of Modern Performance" was recorded with John Agnello (Kurt Vile, The Breeders, Dinosaur Jr.) at Electrical Audio, and across the record Horsegirl expertly play with texture, shape and shade, showcasing their fondness for improvisation and experimentation. One can hear elements of the 1980s and 90s independent music the band love so deeply and sincerely - the scuzzy melodicism of what used to be called "college rock", the cool, bubbly space-age sheen of the 90s vamps on lounge and noir; the warm, noisy roar of shoegaze; the economical hooks and rhythms of post-punk. But as Horsegirl fuse all of this together it feels not like a pastiche or a hacky retread, but something as playful and unique as its predecessors. 
Also available: OLE1846LP (black vinyl) / OLE1846CD
Joyce Manor [40 oz. To Fresno]

Please note new street date: June 10. "40 oz. to Fresno" is the highly anticipated 6th studio album by Joyce Manor. Produced by Rob Schnapf, this 9 song album is an honest, hard-hitting, post-emo, power pop masterpiece packed with the elevated writing and earnest delivery Joyce Manor is loved for. Joyce Manor has toured extensively and their live show has been the driver behind the band's success. They have made festival appearances at FYF Fest, Coachella, Riot Fest and since the release of their last studio album in 2018, the band has headlined NYC Central Park SummerStage, sold out two nights at the Palladium in LA, and sold out two matinee show at LA's historic Union Station. Barry Johnson and Chase Knobbe started the band in 2008 in the Disneyland parking lot, named after an apartment complex that Johnson would walk past every day. Joyce Manor made their debut as an acoustic two-piece. Quickly they learned that playing loud was much more fun and invited friends to join the lineup. The band has released five studio albums since 2011.
Kamikaze Nurse [Stimuloso (LP)]

June 3 street date. Vancouver quartet Kamikaze Nurse’s evocative integration of melody and noise, along with their interests in poetry, film, and literature, creates a narrative world in which the songs grow to have their own internal logic, reaching beyond genres and conventions. In 2020, amidst the first wave of the pandemic, the band self-recorded the instruments for their sophomore album, Stimuloso, at their jam space over the course of 6 months. Vocals were completed at Raincity Recorders over a weekend, and the album was mixed by Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), who gave Stimuloso its swagger and tooth. While the band’s first record, Bucky Fleur, established their sound as defiant, fiery, and fierce, Stimuloso takes risks in writerly compositions and playful introspection. This record is a modern classic, showcasing loud, atmospheric rock music that will be well-liked by fans of shoegaze and post-punk acts such as My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, The Pixies, as well as more contemporary bands like Dummy, METZ, New Fries, or Deafheaven.
Lekman, Jens [The Cherry Trees Are Still In Blossom (2LP-baby pink)]

June 3 street date. Casting his mind back over twenty years to his first rudimentary experiments with sampling using his father's old cassette recorder, Jens Lekman recalls an instinct to create music that would set him far apart from his Swedish pop peers: "all my friends were playing in these bass-guitar-drum bands", he says. "I'm going to sound like Scott Walker. But I'm going to do it in my bedroom". Works of sweeping, maximalist, orchestral wonder sung in a sumptuous tenor, weaving lifts from obscure flea market vinyl records, telling burningly romantic and mordantly funny true-life tales from the sleepy-shadowy suburbs of Gothenburg, Lekman's early songs come from a different time and place: an era when the internet was young, limitless and disruptive, sample culture was turning music inside out, and anything felt possible. "The Cherry Trees Are Still In Blossom" and "The Linden Trees Are Still In Blossom" are a pair of lovingly and painstakingly assembled reduxes, each keeping the same core tracklisting, spirit and source material as the originals, but blending brand new versions of some tracks, in part or in whole, together with many tracks left largely as they were. Both records are fleshed out with rare, previously unreleased, and even previously unfinished old songs, as well as other contemporaneous material such as cassette diaries.
Linda Lindas [Growing Up]

June 3 street date. A product of generations of underground music in L.A. and beyond, The Linda Lindas' debut, "Growing Up", channels classic punk, post punk, power pop, new wave, and other surprises into timelessly catchy and cool songs sung by all four members - each with her own style and energy. A handful of cuts have already been previewed at shows and enthusiastically approved by diehard followers in the pit at L.A.'s DIY punk institution The Smell and Head in the Cloud festival goers at The Rose Bowl alike. The Linda Lindas first played together as members of a pickup new wave cover band of kids assembled by Kristin Kontrol (Dum Dum Girls) for Girlschool LA in 2018 and then formed their own garage punk group just for fun. When the pandemic put a pause on shows, The Linda Lindas went on to self-release a four-song EP, make their own videos and grow a following beyond Los Angeles. But they never expected or could have even dreamed that their performance of "Racist, Sexist Boy" for the Los Angeles Public Library in May 2021 would take them from punk shows to TV shows.
Musselwhite, Charlie [Mississippi Son (clear blue)]

June 3 street date. Grammy award-winning blues icon Charlie Musselwhite returns to his Delta blues roots for the most captivating musical statement of his long and legendary career. Charlie's first new solo studio release in seven years is stripped-down and semi-acoustic, driven by his deft guitar playing, while also featuring the masterful harp and soul-deep vocals for which he is famed. "Mississippi Son" is front porch country blues that is at turns raucous and languid, haunting and impossibly soulful. The track listing includes Musselwhite originals and songs by Charley Patton, Yank Rachell, and Big Joe Williams. This warm, intimate recording is loaded with feeling and exhilarating, timeless music. Essential listening for any blues fan.
Olsen, Angel [Big Time (2LP-black)]

June 3 street date. Fresh grief, like fresh love, has a way of sharpening our vision and bringing on painful clarifications. No matter how temporary we know these states to be, the vulnerability and transformation they demand can overpower the strongest among us. Then there are the rare, fertile moments when both occur, when mourning and limerence heighten, complicate and explain each other; the songs that comprise Angel Olsen's "Big Time" were forged in such a whiplash. "I can't say that I'm sorry/when I don't feel so wrong anymore", the record begins, her voice softer and more open than ever, as if she's singing through a hard won smile. "Big Time" is an album about the expansive power of new love, but this brightness and optimism is tempered by a profound and layered sense of loss. During Olsen's process of coming to terms with her queerness and confronting the traumas that had been keeping her from fully accepting herself, she felt it was time to come out to her parents, a hurdle she'd been avoiding for some time. After that tearful but relieving conversation, she celebrated with her partner, their friends, oysters, and wine. Three days later, her father died; his funeral became the occasion for Olsen to introduce her partner to her family. Only two weeks later Olsen got the call that her mother was in the ER. Hospice came soon after, and a second funeral came quickly on the heels of the first. The shards of this grief - the shortening of her chance to finally be seen more fully by her parents - are scattered throughout the album.
Pennywise [Full Circle (25th Anniversary/silver splatter)]

May 27 street date. "Full Circle" is the emotional and pivotal album that followed the tragic death of founding member and bassist Jason Mathew Thirsk. Dedicated to the memory of Thirsk, "Full Circle" is hard as nails, reflective and ultimately redemptive. Despite the somber task at hand, the record is exhilarating and uplifting. With the help of long time friend Randy Bradbury on bass, Pennywise was able to look inward and work through the issues that would have torn a lesser band apart. "Full Circle" also features a moving re-recording of "Bro Hymn" and a special hidden piano instrumental of "Unknown Road". Reissued on coloured vinyl for the first time to celebrate its 25th anniversary.
Perfume Genius [Ugly Season (2LP/music to "The Sun Still Burns Here")]

June 17 street date. The music of "Ugly Season" was written for Perfume Genius and choreographer Kate Wallich's immersive dance piece, "The Sun Still Burns Here". The work, commissioned by the Seattle Theatre Group and Mass MoCA, was performed via residencies in Seattle, Minneapolis, New York City, and Boston throughout 2019. During this time, Perfume Genius shared two of the dance project's compositions - ‘Pop Song’ and ‘Eye in the Wall’. "It's the sound of dancefloor euphoria", said Pitchfork. Now the entirety of the project's original music can be heard in the expansive dance-centric double LP, "Ugly Season". The album, produced by Perfume Genius and GRAMMY-winning producer/collaborator Blake Mills, was created in collaboration with Mike Hadreas' long-time partner Alan Wyffels. Perfume Genius will support the release this summer with a Canadian show at the PNE amphitheatre in Vancouver.
Porridge Radio [Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky (green)]

May 20 street date. When Porridge Radio's Dana Margolin, one of the most vital new voices in rock, began to consider the themes of their new album, three vivid words emerged: joy, fear and endlessness. The band's third full-length, "Waterslide, Diving Board, Ladder To The Sky" is an image that's partly inspired by a collage by the surrealist artist Eileen Agar, and evokes the ducks and dives, slippery slopes and existential angst of life. But Dana was also drawn to the story of Jacob's Ladder from the Old Testament which "symbolises the ups and downs of human life, of virtue and sin", she explains. "Within this album the feelings of joy, fear and endlessness coexist together". That mix of emotions has defined Porridge Radio's past two years to say the least. It's a strange sensation, becoming a breakthrough band who are breathlessly championed by every major music site, without being able to experience any of it in the real world.
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever [Endless Rooms (black)]

Please note new street date: June 10. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever return in 2022 with "Endless Rooms", the Melbourne quintet's third album proper. Described by the band as them "doing what we do best: chasing down songs in a room together", "Endless Rooms" stands as a testament to the collaborative spirit and live power of RBCF. While initial ideas were traded online during long spells spent separated by lockdowns, the album was truly born during small windows of freedom in which the band would decamp to a mud-brick house in the bush near Melbourne. There, its 12 tracks took shape, informed to such an extent by the acoustics and ambience of the rambling lakeside house that they decided to record the album there. The house also features on the album cover. For the first time, the band self-produced the record (alongside engineer, collaborator and old friend, Matt Duy), creating their most naturalistic and expansive document yet. The result is a collection of songs permeated by the spirit of the place; punctuated by field recordings of rain, fire, birds, and wind.
Segall, Ty [Whirlybird - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

May 27 street date. Drag City grandly presents "Whirlybird (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)", featuring all-new music by Ty Segall, created for Matt Yoka's compelling new documentary.
Smile [A Light For Attracting Attention (2LP)]

June 17 street date. "A Light For Attracting Attention" is the debut from The Smile, but they're "not The Smile as in ha-ha-ha, more The Smile as in the guy who lies to you every day"... speaks Thom Yorke on the inspiration behind the supergroup that consists of his Radiohead bandmate Jonny Greenwood and drummer Tom Skinner of UK jazz outfit Sons of Kemet. The description was borne out of The Smile's acerbic first single "You Will Never Work In Television Again," a 2:48 blast of ragged, pulsing raw energy familiar to "The Bends" era Radiohead. Additional singles "The Smoke", "Skrting the Surface", "Pana-Vision" - which epically closed the series finale of hit show "Peaky Blinders" - and "Free In The Knowledge" each encapsulate different aspects and dynamics of the project. All are collected on The Smile's double LP, "A Light For Attracting Attention", produced by Nigel Godrich and featuring the London Contemporary Orchestra and a full brass section of UK jazz players.
Soak. [If I Never Know You Like This Again (colour/indie shop version)]

May 20 street date. With their new album, "If I Never Know You Like This Again", SOAK has finally shaken the hangover of their starry debut "Before We Forgot How To Dream", and the pressures that came with it, hiding in the wings of their ambitious follow up album, "Grim Town". Showing from a young age an intensely artistic awareness of the poetry of memory, Bridie Monds-Watson, aka SOAK, would incessantly photograph and video everything, documenting and organising the material so it was always there for them to revisit. Now, at 25, SOAK's third album "If I Never Know You Like This Again'" is naturally made up of what Bridie intimately calls "song-memories". Throughout the album SOAK pushes and pulls at melodies, but never milks their brilliance. Bridie masterfully glides their vocal melody slightly off-kilter above excitable compressed high hats and flourishing guitar lines. With the new direction of a grungier, more lo-fi production the swooning guitars are given a contemporary pop-edge. There's a constant pulsating beat at the album's centre, propelling it towards a kind of dewy happiness, like the end credits of a 1990s coming-of-age film.
Also available: OLE308LP (black vinyl) / OLE308CD
Staples, Mavis & Levon Helm [Carry Me Home (2LP)]

Please note new street date: June 17. Iconic singer Mavis Staples is an alchemist of American music, and during her 70+ year career one of her most beloved musical moments was her riveting performance in Martin Scorsese's film "The Last Waltz", performing "The Weight" with The Band, a moment that forged a life-long friendship between her and Levon Helm. Staples came to Woodstock, NY to perform as part of Helm's renowned Midnight Ramble series, and the ensuing concert - vailable now for the first time on the rousing new ANTI- Records release "Carry Me Home" - would mark a personal high watermark for both artists. Captured live in the summer of 2011, "Carry Me Home" showcases two of the past century's most iconic voices coming together in love and joy, tracing their shared roots and celebrating the enduring power of faith and music. The setlist was righteous that night, mixing vintage gospel and soul with timeless folk and blues, and the performances were loose and playful, fueled by an ecstatic atmosphere that was equal parts family reunion and tent revival.
Stars [From Capelton Hill]

May 27 street date. Stars return with the announce of their ninth album, "From Capelton Hill". Focus single "Pretenders" showcases their signature hook-heavy, dance-infused anthems that the band has been known for over 20+ years. Stars continue to prove themselves some of the finest musical storytellers in Canada, moving through life with their fans.
Stella [Up And Away]

June 17 street date. Stella makes her Sub Pop debut with the mesmerizing "Up And Away", an old-school pop paean to the pangs and raptures of love. From the Greek folk-inflected get-go, we're swept up in her world - and it's quite the captivating place to be. The singer-songwriter joined forces with artist and producer Tom Calvert (aka Redinho), and it was a match made in Athens; the results are heavenly. Her songs have always riffed on American and Greek mid-century pop but "Up And Away" doubles down on the vintage aesthetic. Tom says he styled the record "as if it was a rare gem from the 1960s found in a box of records in Athens", and Stella notes she was ready for a more "deeply Greek touch - it felt comfortable and right, smoothly fusing with the pop". By the end of the "Up And Away", the album's core concerns are clear: the conflicting and conflicted emotions inherent in love, that live on in ways we can't always understand or control.
Wild Rivers [Songs To Break Up To (milky clear)]

Please note new street date: June 10. With exquisite harmonies, gorgeous melodies and emotionally charged, tightly crafted lyrics, Wild Rivers deliver their unique blend of folk-pop songs that are at once inviting and infectious. On the "Songs To Break Up To" EP, the band transposes personal experiences into relatable anthems woven from strands of folk, indie, rock, pop, country, and beyond. The EP brings Wild Rivers - Khalid Yassein [guitar, vocals, keys], Devan Glover [vocals, bass], Andrew Oliver [lead guitar, bass], and Julien Laferrière [drums] - closer as it also draws listeners in.

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