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What's New 7-19-24

Role Model

Role Model's sophomore album is inspired by homesickness, heartbreak, and the process of redefining oneself. It’s a folk-tinged, lyric driven album featuring 13 new songs including "Oh Gemini" and "Deeply Still in Love." And though some of the tracks do have darker themes, you can still find a balance of nostalgic, summery vibes.

The Dip
Dualtone Music Group

Smooth keyboard washes, subtly propulsive rhythms, and restrained guitar provide a lush backdrop for the band’s signature vocal collages as their sixth full-length, But I’ll Wait For You, evokes the sounds of a broken heart, trying to cling on to the tiniest glimmer of hope that a relationship can still be salvaged.

Cigarettes After Sex
Partisan Records

With the release of their third album, X’s, Cigarettes After Sex finally takes center stage as not just one of today’s preeminent indie bands, but as one of the most globally accomplished acts across any genre. Filled with raw, imagistic, sometimes smutty vignettes set to entrancing, slow burn pop songs, bandleader Greg Gonzalez captures every emotion a romantic arc inspires.

Color Green
New West

On the Color Green’s second full-length—their first as a quartet—they ground their cosmic jams in earthy melodies, drawing from ‘60s SoCal folk-r0ck, ‘70s classic rock, ‘80s underground rock, ‘90s psychedelic dance-rock, and many other sources. It’s a meditation on loss, grief, confusion, frustration, and the clarity to which they all lead.

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong traveled to England to celebrate this unexpected hit, “What A Wonderful World”, and gave his last great performance, which found him looking back at his entire musical career. That performance, recorded at BBC studios, was miraculously captured in high fidelity audio and video, and is now being released for the first time.

Bones Owens
Thirty Tigers

On sophomore album, revered Nashville troubadour Bones Owens continues to evolve his cultured rock songwriting while capturing the energy of his renowned live shows. Love Out of Lemons collects deeply grooving snapshots of carefree times and top-down drives with subtleties that linger long after the party’s over.


Glasgow’s songwriting giants Travis return with their tenth studio album. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Air, Beck, Phoenix), L.A. Times was written by Fran Healy in his studio on the edge of Skid Row, Los Angeles, the city he has called home for the last decade. He describes L.A. Times as Travis’ “most personal album since The Man Who”.


Sixth studio album from Grammy nominated OneRepublic. The album features breakout Platinum single "I Ain't Worried" which was synced to Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick, breaking single "I Don't Wanna Wait (w/ David Guetta), and much-loved hits “West Coast”, “Sunshine”, and more.

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New Release Round-Up 07-19-24

Glass Animals - I Love You So F***Ing Much

Glass Animals - I Love You So F***ing Much - Republic Records

I Love You So F***king Much is the fourth studio album from human musical group sensations Glass Animals, released on Republic Records on July 19.

Black 12" vinyl housed in matte finish single sleeve, includes printed inner sleeve and 12" 4-page booklet.

p.s. Artwork by the legendary Lydia Roberts
p.p.s. layout design by Stijn van Hapert
p.p.p.s.  includes liner notes written by the incredible Gabrielle Zevin.

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Louis Armstrong - Louis In London

Louis Armstrong - Louis In London - Verve 

Louis Armstrong made a greater impact on American popular music than any other single artist before or since. "What A Wonderful World" became his biggest commercial success, first in the UK and decades later in the rest of the world. Armstrong traveled to England to celebrate this unexpected hit and gave his last great performance, which found him looking back at his entire musical career. That performance, recorded at BBC studios, was miraculously captured in high fidelity audio and video, and we are proud to release this collection for the first time.

Video Available

OneRepublic - Artificial Paradise

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else - Blue Note Records

Is that what you wanted, Alfred we hear in Miles Davis unmistakable rasp at the end of One for Daddy-O, making it clear that the legendary trumpeter was not just playing the role of sideman on Somethin' Else. The alto saxophonist was a member of Davis' band at the time, and the depth of their musical camaraderie lifts this session up to rarefied heights throughout. Pianist Hank Jones, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Art Blakey round out the quintet on this timeless classic. Indie Exclusive LP on 180g blue vinyl. Limited Edition.

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OneRepublic - Artificial Paradise

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder - Blue Note Records

Released in 1964, Lee Morgan's magnum opus, The Sidewinder, was both a comeback and a coronation. The prodigious trumpeter debuted on Blue Note in 1956 at the age of 18, but personal problems in the early '60s forced him off the scene. His rebound turned out to be The Sidewinder, featuring tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, pianist Barry Harris, bassist Bob Cranshaw, and drummer Billy Higgins. The album became his most significant commercial success, fueled by the irrepressible title track. Indie Exclusive LP on 180g blue vinyl. Limited Edition.

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Glass Animals - I Love You So F***ing Much [Limited Edition Black/White Splatter LP]

Marsha Ambrosius - CASABLANCO [Signed Gold Vinyl]

Hozier - Wasteland, Baby! (Bonus Tracks) [180 Gram] (Aniv)

AFI - Black Sails In The Sunset (25th Anniversary Ed)

Cat Burns - Early Twenties

A Day To Remember - Homesick: 15th Anniversary [2LP]



Dr. Dog - Dr. Dog [LP]

Melissa Carper - Borned In Ya [Opaque Green LP]

Kiely Connell - My Own Company [LP]

Ceremony Of Silence - Halios [Random Eco Mix LP]

Tiny Habits - All For Something [Clear Vinyl]

Luis Fonsi - El Viaje

Gum / Kenny-Ambrose Smith - Ill Times

Aj Lee & Blue Summit - City Of Glass

Tom Lehrer - That's Mathematics / I Got It From Agnes [Red/Blue/Yellow 7" Single]

Stray Kids - ATE [Accordion Ver.] [CD]

NCT 127 - WALK - The 6th Album [Photobook A Ver.]

Avery Anna - Breakup Over Breakfast (Mod)

Beachwood Sparks - Across The River Of Stars (Blue) [Colored Vinyl]

Boy Golden - For Eden

Chris Cain - Good Intentions Gone Bad [Colored Vinyl] (Red)

Al Di Meola - Twentyfour [Indie Exclusive Colored Vinyl]

Griff - Vertigo [Colored Vinyl]

Highly Suspect - As Above, So Below [Colored Vinyl] [Indie Exclusive]

Jimin (BTS) - MUSE [SERENADE ver.]

Chad Lawson - Where We Are

Molecular Steve - Molecular Steve [Colored Vinyl] (Pech)

Lys Morke - Knife Therapy

Newsboys - Worldwide Revival, Pt. 1

Orange Goblin - Science Not Fiction

Parlor Greens - In Green We Dream [Colored Vinyl]

Raveonettes Sing - Glow In The Dark [Colored Vinyl]

Role Model-  Kansas Anymore

& More .....

For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.


The Police - Synchronicity

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication - (Deluxe Edition)



As we swing towards midsummer, we welcome a light week of new releases that makes up for its lack of star power with a lot of unique variety. The biggest new album of the week is certainly the fourth album from UK melody makers GLASS ANIMALS, who leave their perfect pop formula laregly unbothered on 'I Love You So F***ing Much', in stock on limited black and white splatter vinyl. We had a great turnout for the listening party for this one last week, but we still have a few tote bags and posters left over, so be sure to claim them when you pick up your copy! Deadpan truth-teller VINCE STAPLES stays on top of things with his latest record, 'Dark Times', a convincingly tight selection of swinging, cinematic beats that his lyrical stride seems to match. The early BENNY THE BUTCHER mixtape 'Butcher On Steroids' remains one of the Buffalo bad boy's top rated efforts, and its back in print this week. We've waited a few years to lay hands on the MEN I TRUST lockdown record, 'Untourable Album', which found the inventive indie darlings stretching out as far as they could, and now we've got a limited import edition.
'Aykathani Malakon' is our first introduction to Beirut, Lebanon's SANAM, a propulsive noise-rock ensemble who ambitiously rove through the territory of bands like Black Midi, the Ex, and Portishead; an ominous ceremonial vibe reigns on this excellent album, kinda like a Lebanese Godspeed. PERFECT ANGELS is the latest side-project of Vermont-slash-Brussels-based artrocker Zach Phillips, best known recently for his role in the incredible group Fievel Is Glauque. 'Exit From The Ultra-World' was recorded at home in Vermont during early lockdown, straight to Tascam, and it has a studiously escapist vibe, recommended big time to fans of peculiar prog-pop like Slapp Happy, Red Krayola, and Maher Shalal Hash Baz. San Francisco remains undefeated when it comes to sun-soaked psych-pop, as shown on the debut LP from MAGIC FIG, a new five-piece featuring members of The Umbrellas and Whitney�s Playland. Aussie twang merchants ORB return with a fantastic new disc called 'Tailem Bend', a time-traveling selection of heat mirage garage, for fans of The Kinks or Ty-Ty Segall.
The legendary trumpet soloist THAD JONES (brother of Elvin) hit a particular high point on the sensuously swinging 1956 album 'The Magnificent Thad Jones', which features guitarwork from Kenny Burrell, and gets a fresh inking on the Blue Note Classic series this week. A rare gem from the late 70s NYC loft jazz scene is restored with a new edition of bassist SIRONE's debut solo album 'Artistry'. Sirone played with the influential avant-garde trio Revolutionary Ensemble and Pharaoh Sanders before cutting this multifaceted set of spatial manipulation, which features percussionist Don Moye from the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Real nerds will recognize this is the cover art that Tortoise nicked for their 'Rhythms Resolutions and Clusters' LP. If you're like me, you wake in fright in the middle of the night wondering what happened to the Finnish jazz-rock-metal group Circle, who have gone somewhat quiet after several decades of endless recordings. This week brings two Circle-adjacent releases, and they are both doozies. TOMUTONTTU JA LEHTISALO's self-titled LP features Circle mainstay Jussi Lehtisalo joining fellow Finnish freak Jan Anderzen aka Tomutonttu for a deep selection of twisted library music. In a quartet called MAHTI, Lehtisalo joins up with a few other Circle members for some blissful long-form cosmic rock to rival Ash Ra Tempel, wonderfully captured on the live album 'Konsertti I'.
One of the premier early crooners of the Jamaican soul scene, DERRICK HARRIOTT cut an all-time classic LP of hipshaking rocksteady in 1969 called 'Sings Jamaican Reggae' that has hidden away out of print for decades until a nice new reissue from Dub Store Japan came along. They've done the same for a under-appreciated late 70s lovers rock LP from JANETT SILVERA called 'When I Need You', which sounds like a gently Jamaicanized version of Syreeta's early work. The smooth UK lovers rock group THE INVESTIGATORS get an overdue collection, plus we've got all three volumes of the incredible compilation 'If I Had A Pair Of Wings: Jamaican Doo Wop', which illuminates a fascinating early era in Jamaican music, before its sound had become a massive cultural export.
In a nice coincidence, we've got new records from modern-day cumbia bands based on both the East and West coasts in stock this week. COMBO DAGUERRE and CHICHA LIBRE both hail from Brooklyn, and bring a retro chic to their respective records, while Oakland's RITMOS TROPICOSMOS go a bit more psychedelic on the organ and wah-laden 'La Vida Es Pa' Vivir'. An astounding compilation from the UK label Death is Not the End called 'My Greatest Revenge: Flamenco Recordings, 1904-1938', collects some of the earliest flamenco sounds known to man; it's a much more spiritual, dark and brooding experience than its modern day counterpart.
There aren't many experimental techno producers who conjure as much power with sound as Kohei Matsunaga does with his longtime project NHK. I'd put him up there with Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, and Robert Hood, and his latest LP for Diagonal, 'What You Know', is the perfect example. Its been long time no hear from for PREFUSE 73. The enigmatic post-IDM auteur still has the touch for unsettling bops, as he proves on the two-parter 'New Strategies for Modern Crime Vol. 1 & 2'. Unheralded street soul legend RICK CLARKE's boogie bomb from 1988, 'Time Keeps Moving On', gets a fresh repress, and we have an incredible first-time reissue of the early 90s private press cassette Klaus Schulze-meets-Dungeon Synth worldbuilding of KIRKWOOD's 'King Of The Golden Hall'


Here is your weekly update for July 18. We'll pickup where the Thursday night sneak peek video on our @StrictlyDiscs Instagram and Facebook left off. No frills. Just the artists. The rest is for your 500+ fresh-used digging pleasure downstairs. Some of the headliners this week:

Rock/Pop: Cocteau Twins, Grateful Dead, Harry Nilsson, The Traveling Wilburys, Peter Gabriel, U2, Talking Heads, Hall & Oates, Low Orbit, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, The Clash, Lou Reed, The Cure, Them, Brian Eno, The Spencer Davis Group

Electronic: Floating Points, Hot Chip, Submerse, Teebs, Late Night Tales presents, Rufus Du Sol, Bibio, Daedelus, Ahnnu

Jazz: Jeff Parker, The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble, Yesterdays New Quintet, McCoy Tyner, Charles Mingus, Zoot Sims and the Gershwin Brothers

Folk/Country: The Roches, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Ernest Tubbs

Contemporary/Hip-Hop: Glass Animals, Khruangbin, Black Pumas, Blood Orange, Sylvan Esso, Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, Billie Eilish, Hiatus Kaiyote, Madlib, BadBadNotGood, Nelly, Montell Jordan, Kid Cudi

Reggae: Lee Perry & the Upsetters, Dr. Pablo & Dub Syndicate, Bob Marley and the Wailers

Soul/Funk/Blues: Supremes, Gil Scott-Heron, Ray Charles, Dev Hynes, John Mayall, Memphis Slim

Soundtracks: Bright Lights Big City, Help!, Local Hero

Happy Digging!



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