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Interscope

Combining elements of psychedelia and indie rock with influences from his Latino heritage, Fantasy Gateway feels like stepping into a brave new world. Cuco is disconnecting himself from his reality and this dreamy, bass propelled record lets us see what is behind his closed eyes.includes appearances from Kacey Musgraves, Adriel Favela, Bratty, and DannyLux.

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Interscope

Produced by GRAMMY-winning producer, Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo), the GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter’s debut album, Aftershock, will feature 11 tracks, including “Hate Me If It Helps” which was co-written with Olivia Rodrigo plus the standouts “Crash” and “The Hardest Part.” *Indie Exclusive Lemon Colored Vinyl*

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Rough Trade

Hellfire builds on the brutality and intensity of 2019’s Schlagenheim while also drawing on the more melodic elements that weave through last year’s Cavalcade. Lead-singer Geordie says “If Cavalcade was a drama, Hellfire is like an epic action film,” that delves into overlapping themes of pain, loss and anguish. *Indie Exclusive Clear Red Vinyl*

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Matador

You might expect Interpol's pandemic record to be an emotional tar pit, given the presence of towering producer-engineer duo Flood and Moulder (Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan, Depeche Mode). But Banks felt the call to push in a "counterbalancing" direction. “I feel now is the time when being hopeful is necessary, and a still-believable emotion within what makes Interpol Interpol."

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Epitaph

A product of generations of underground music in L.A. and beyond, The Linda Lindas’ debut 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. *Indie Exclusive Clear w/ Blue-Pink Splatter Vinyl*

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Atlantic

On Special, the singer/rapper’s fourth album, Lizzo struts back into the spotlight with a whole lot of sass, spirit, and soul. Embracing her vocal range like never before and celebrating herself to the fullest, she speaks her mind, censors nothing, and delivers an enviable level of honesty, pure passion, and fresh fire. *Limited Edition Indie Exclusive Grape Colored Vinyl*

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Oh Boy Records

Before leaving us, John Prine plucked another winner out of obscurity. Even though it doesn’t break new sonic ground, This Mess is proof that McKinley is a talent who’s in it for the long haul. McKinley’s voice conveys gentle gravitas to everything, while his band bolsters it with sympathetic, sturdy backing. *Indie Exclusive Marbled Opaque Orange Vinyl*

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Blue Note

After 36 years, Ronnie Foster returns with a collection of originals and covers that mark a fresh start for Foster who has whipped up an omnidirectional brew of Hammond Organ grooves that pay homage to the past but more often reflect Ronnie's restlessness for ushering in the new. Dedicated to the memory of his longtime friend Dr. Lonnie Smith.

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Pure Noise

Early ’00s emo-faves Senses Fail don’t hold back on living amongst the madness of the modern world. Hell’s words are the most potent part of what makes it magical, both outrageous and down to earth. It’s an honest, fresh wound, like the raw skin of a grazed knee as the band stands to its feet, brushing it off and embracing the fall. *Indie Exclusive Bear & Gold Butterfly Vinyl*

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Domino

On their second album, Superogranism bridges the personal and existential whilst delivering their brand of psychedelic indie pop and fizzy, funky electronica. Featuring an international set of collaborators including Stephen Malkmus, CHAI, Pi Ja Ma, Dylan Cartlidge & legendary musician and actor Gen Hoshino. *Indie Exclusive Gold Vinyl*

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La Honda Records

These songs speak to a new Appalachia, the people who understand the beauty, the struggle and the complexity of contemporary Appalachian life. With a focus on traditional instrumentation and styles of Kentucky, the group’s third album has strong themes of identity, ruralism, storytelling with huge characters, and the state of rurality and the issues we still face today.

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