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Bicep - Isles [2LP]

Belfast-born, London-based duo Bicep (Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson) release their hotly anticipated second album, 'Isles', on 22 January 2021 via Ninja Tune. Two years in the making, 'Isles' expands on the artful energy of their 2018 debut 'Bicep', while digging deeper into the sounds, experiences and emotions that have influenced their lives and work, from early days in Belfast to their move to London a decade ago. 'We have strong mixed emotions, connected to growing up on an island' they say, 'wanting to leave, wanting to return'. 'Isles' is, in part, a meditation on these contradictions, the struggle between the expansive and the introspective, isolation and euphoria. Lead single 'Apricots' has a similar feel, steeped in a shimmering bath of warm synths, its spare percussion and arresting vocals bring the big room chills of 90s rave, while still evoking something lost or forlorn.

Actress - Karma & Desire [2LP]

Vinyl LP pressing. Includes digital download. Karma & Desire - a follow up to critically acclaimed records AZD, Ghettoville, Hazyville, and more - includes collaborations with Sampha, Zsela, Aura T-09 (co-runs Evar Records with John Frusciante), Vanessa Benelli Mosell and Rebekah Christel. The album will be accompanied by 'a broken romance espionage ethereal short film' by creative director and performance artist Lee Nachum aka Bootee that explores a number of dichotic themes. These themes are to be revealed across the campaign (and beyond) through both digital and physical creative marketing 'moments', which kicked off with a surprise 49min audio file from Actress entitled '88'. '88' was revealed by Actress in July and made available to stream and download for free through Bandcamp before retreating into the ether as quickly as it came. The release marked the first new music from the producer (outside of his Young Paint alias) since 2018's team-up with the London Contemporary Orchestra.

Thundercat - It Is What It Is [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Cream LP]

Thundercat is set to release his new album It Is What It Is on Brainfeeder Records on April 3, 2020, and shares the first music; 'Black Qualls (featuring Steve Lacy and Steve Arrington). The album, produced by Flying Lotus and Thundercat, features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole and Zack Fox. It Is What It Is follows his game-changing third album Drunk (2017). That record completed his transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. 'This album is about love, loss, life and the ups and downs that come with that,' Bruner says. 'It's a bit tongue-in-cheek, but at different points in life you come across places that you don't necessarily understand' some things just aren't meant to be understood.'

BRONSON - BRONSON [Clear LP]

BRONSON, the brand new group by ODESZA and Golden Features, unveils their debut self-titled album on Foreign Family Collective / Ninja Tune. BRONSON is available on clear LP, limited edition black and yellow LP, and CD. GRAMMY-nominated duo ODESZA and acclaimed Australian producer Golden Features have come together to form the powerhouse group BRONSON. The self-titled album BRONSON pushes the soundscapes of their previous projects to explore the darker edges of dance music. The LP features heavyweight collaborations from lau.ra of Ultraista, Gallant, and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. The BRONSON album reflects on their respective needs to challenge personal struggles, both internal and external. Moreover, the trio recognized that their own battles were merely microcosms of the surrounding world. The hope was to craft a body of work that was reflective of that duality of lightness and darkness inherent to the human condition.

Julianna Barwick - Healing Is A Miracle [LP]

The title of the new record is inspired by the wonder of how the human body heals itself - a miraculous process that we pay little attention to and by which the artist feels enthralled. Recorded in the wake of a seismic shift in her life following a move from New York to Los Angeles, where she is now based, the release sees her embrace her new locale and drawing on the input of three exciting collaborators she’s nurtured long and deep friendships with: Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Mary Lattimore and Nosaj Thing, all of whom are also based in the city and gently nudge out at the edges of Barwick’s organically-evolved sound.

Known for her stunning live performances, which have gained incredible praise over the years, she has supported and performed with artists including Bon Iver, Grouper, The War On Drugs, Sigur Ros, Sharon Van Etten, Flying Lotus, Angel Olsen, Mas Ysa, Yoko Ono and Nat Baldwin. Live tour dates in North America and Europe is planned to support the album release in late 2020/ 2021.

Julianna Barwick will release her new album “Healing Is A Miracle” on Ninja Tune. Her first studio release since 2015 - album will be available on CD and Vinyl.

Little Dragon - New Me, Same Us [LP]

Little Dragon is the pioneering Swedish four-piece fronted by enigmatic vocalist Yukimi Nagano, with multi-instrumentalists Hĺkan Wirenstarnd and Fredrik Wallin on keyboards and bass respectively and Erik Bodin on drums and percussion. The band return with their sixth studio album, 'New Me, Same Us' this spring, their first album release since signing with Ninja Tune. Yukimi has lent her trademark vocals to Gorillaz, Flume, SBTRKT, Kaytranada, Christian Rich, De La Soul, DJ Shadow, Tinashe, Mac Miller, Big Boi, Faith Evans, and ODESZA. The band has remixed Rhye, Childish Gambino & more. Additionally, artists such as NAO, Lianne La Havas, Nick Mulvey and Rosie Lowe all have covered Little Dragon. 'Tried', their recent collaboration with BADBADNOTGOOD received great support from the likes of Pitchfork, The FADER, NPR, Annie Mac and more. GRAMMY-nominated for 2014's 'Nabuma Rubberband', Little Dragon have long been seen as one of the most sought-after groups to work with. This year Little Dragon play a huge run of headline shows in March/April 2020. A 32-date tour across the UK, EU and North America that will see the band playing in front of over 40K fans, including the Hollywood Palladium (5K) and London's O2 Brixton Academy (5K cap).

Floating Points - Crush [LP]

The best musical mavericks never sit still for long. They mutate and morph into new shapes, refusing to be boxed in. Floating Points has so many guises that it’s not easy to pin him down.

Floating Points’ first album in four years, Crush, twists whatever you think you know about him on its head. It’s the producer at his most “unhinged,” he says, a tempestuous blast of electronic experimentalism whose title alludes to the pressure-cooker of the current environment we find ourselves in. It’s the sound of the many sides of Floating Points finally fusing together: the carefree selector, the considered composer and the passionate label curator. But it’s also a sound that, while it’s born out of despair and frustration with the overwhelmingly dark forces around us, manages to provide some hope for compassion. Crush on that. 

Machinedrum - A View Of U [Silver, Black, White Marbled LP]

Machinedrum releases his fourth album on Ninja Tune. A View of U is available on silver, white, and black marbled LP and CD. Machinedrum (Travis Stewart) returns with his definitive new album 'A View of U' featuring an incredible cast of collaborators including Sub Focus, Chrome Sparks, Father (Awful Records), Freddie Gibbs, Mono/Poly (Brainfeeder), Tigran Hamasyan, Jesse Boykins III, Rochelle Jordan and Tanere'lle. The use of 'U' in the title 'A View of U' represents the Universe aka the Infinite. The central theme of the album is the concept of having an out of body experience (OOBE). 'The feeling of being out of your body feels infinite. It feels like time has stopped. It feels like the birth of creation,' explains Travis. Machinedrum has previously been featured in Billboard, Mixmag, Dazed, VICE, Time Out, Stereogum, The Quietus, Drowned in Sound, Narc Magazine, Clash, Earmilk and more. Travis has also contributed to guest mixes for major stations around the world including NPR, BBC Radio 1 (including an Essential Mix in 2013), BBC 1Xtra and KEXP, plus local tastemaker stations such as The Lot Radio, Red Light Radio and NTS. Machinedrum is also one half of JETS (Innovative Leisure) with Jimmy Edgar, one half of Sepalcure (Hot Flush) with Praveen and one half of Dream Continuum with Om Unit. His solo work has garnered over 50 million streams worldwide. He has additionally collaborated with the likes of DJ Rashad, DJ Spinn, D'WN, Lone, Azealia Banks, Roots Manuva, Boards of Canada, and more.

Marie Davidson & L'Oeil nu - Renegade Breakdown [LP]

Marie Davidson is back with a new album, a new band, and a bold new sound. Arriving under the banner of Marie Davidson & L'Oeil nu, a trio formed of three old-time friends and long-term collaborators with shared roots in Montreal's DIY scene: Marie, Pierre Guerineau and Asae'l R. Robitaille (the former two are also husband and wife, and partners in the group Essaie pas). Renegade Breakdown is a reaction to years in which she spent most of her life on the road, navigating the club and festival lifestyle -- while also a forward-facing, innovative pop record that builds on the classic tenets of Marie's music to create something that strikes out towards a broader audience. With dark humour and interpolated musical influences'from Fleetwood Mac to Kraftwerk, and jazz classics such as Billie Holiday and Chet Baker'they spin each of its entries in wildly imaginative directions. Renegade Breakdown follows her breakout 2018 album Working Class Woman, which was lauded by Pitchfork, The Guardian, The New York Times, Resident Advisor, as well as being ranked highly in end-of-year (and decade) lists by Mixmag, The Quietus, Bandcamp and many more. Meanwhile, the track 'Work It' garnered worldwide dance-floor anthem status, helped by a Soulwax remix, the iconic duo's re-work garnering a GRAMMY nomination.

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Lake Street Dive - Bad Self Portraits [LP]

The new album, Bad Self Portraits, is a microcosm of Lake Street Dive's evolution of the band from a weird alt-country jazz group to a pop-soul juggernaut, that includes 60s influences like Brill Building girl groups, British Invasion rock, horn-driven Stax R&B, Motown soul and even The Band-like gospel blues.

Eilen Jewell - Gypsy

On August 16th, 2019, Eilen Jewell will release Gypsy on Signature Sounds. Described as one of Americana's most intriguing and creative voices (American Songwriter), Jewell has written 11 new songs for Gypsy and is calling it her favorite album yet: new sounds, old sounds, electric guitar-driven rockers, classic country, and tender ballads. Gypsy continues to solidify Jewell's reputation as one of the most distinctive and potent voices in the Americana world today.

Eilen Jewell - Gypsy [LP]

On August 16th, 2019, Eilen Jewell will release Gypsy on Signature Sounds. Described as one of Americana's most intriguing and creative voices (American Songwriter), Jewell has written 11 new songs for Gypsy and is calling it her favorite album yet: new sounds, old sounds, electric guitar-driven rockers, classic country, and tender ballads. Gypsy continues to solidify Jewell's reputation as one of the most distinctive and potent voices in the Americana world today.

Chris Smither - Call Me Lucky

CALL ME LUCKY is the new record from Chris Smither and is his first set of brand new originals in six years. The new record features Smither - trademark songs that offer commentary on the human condition with a wink of an eye and pulls from deep in the soul. To complete the project are a couple of surprise covers that remind us of Chris' deftness as a song interpreter as he makes the songs his own. Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Smither is truly an American original. Reviewers and fans from around the world, including Rolling Stone and The New York Times, agree that Chris continues to be a profound songwriter, a blistering guitarist, and intense performer as he draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets and humanist philosophers.

Birds of Chicago - Love In Wartime [LP]

Recorded against a backdrop of political division and dread, Love in Wartime, the 2018 release from Americana darlings Birds of Chicago, is a rock'n'soul suite under the influence of the epic music generated by artists of the '60s and '70s. Produced by Luther Dickinson of North Mississippi Allstars, love is the through-line of the album. "Any act of love is an act of bravery," says Allison Russell. "These songs are fragments of covenants of trust and understanding. We want to give people some good news. And we want them to be able to dance when they hear it."

Heather Maloney - Soil In The Sky

Soil In The Sky, the highly anticipated new album from Heather Maloney, out June 14, 2019, on Signature Sounds. The album features an amazing cast of musicians including Rachel Price from Lake Street Dive, Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith from Dawes and Jaron Olevsky and Ryan Hommel from Amos Lee's band and features Maloney's most melodic and striking songs yet.

The Suitcase Junket - Mean Dog Trampoline [LP]

Vinyl LP pressing. The highly-anticipated follow up to The Suitcase Junket's label debut, Mean Dog, Trampoline will be released on Signature Sounds. Produced by Steve Berlin (Jackie Greene, Rickie Lee Jones, Leo Kottke) of Los Lobos, Mean Dog, Trampoline marks a deliberate departure from the self-recorded, homespun approach of The Suitcase Junket's previous efforts. In creating the album, Matt Lorenz pulled from a fantastically patchwork sonic palette, shaping his songs with elements of jangly folk, fuzzed-out blues, and oddly textured psych-rock. Engineered by Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr., Speedy Ortiz) and mixed by Vance Powell (Jack White, Houndmouth), Mean Dog, Trampoline preserves The Suitcase Junket's unkempt vitality, but ultimately emerges as his most powerfully direct album so far.

ORG Music On Sale

Org Music Sale

Various Artists - A Slice of Delicious Vinyl: Rare Singles & RMXS [RSD BF 2019]

Iconic Los Angeles hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl is best known for early hits like Tone Loc's "Wild Thing” and "Funky Cold Medina”, Young MC's "Bust a Move”, and influential ‘90s hip-hop group The Pharcyde. For this compilation, we dug through the vaults to uncover some of Delicious Vinyl’s rarest singles, remixes, and b-sides. The compilation comes on a limited edition red color vinyl pressing, exclusively for RSD Black Friday.

A1. Fatlip “What’s Up Fatlip?” (Breakbot RMX) A2. Def Jef “Brand New Heavy Freestyle" A3. The Whoridas “Taxin’” A4. Masta Ace “Observations” (feat. Apocalypse) A5. Body And Soul “Ya Get’s None"
B1. Machel Montano “Come Dig It” (Carolina Dub Mix) B2. Mr. Vegas “Pull Up” B3. The Brand New Heavies “Get Used To It” (Tom Moutlon Mix) B4. illa J “Sounds Like Love” (feat. Debi Nova) B5. Kenyatta “I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You”

The Ad Libs - Presenting… The Ad Libs [LP]

The Ad Libs, a pheonominal-yet-underappreciated American vocal group hailing from Hudson County, NJ, had their first and only smash hit within their first year as a group, with 'The Boy From New York City.' Though several other singles from the doo-wop group landed on the Billboard R&B chart's, The Ad Libs never released a full album. Presenting The Ad Libs is the group's debut album that never happened. A collection of singles, b-sides, and unused studio cuts come together to show the 1960's soul singers in a whole new light. The tracks were remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering. The limited edition pressing comes on purple color vinyl.

A1 Bottom of My Soul A2 Appreciation A3 Oo Wee Oo Gee A4 Giving Up A5 He Ain't No Angel A6 If She Wants Him
B1 Boy From New York City B2 Kicked Around B3 Johnny My Boy B4 Ask Anybody B5 Nothings Worse Than Being Alone B6 I'm Just A Down Home Girl B7 The Slime

Louis Armstrong - Paramount Recordings 1923-1925 [LP]

The 20th century produced no shortage of legendary instrumentalists and vocalists but Louis Armstrong is the only figure who completely changed the way people played music on their instruments and he completely changed the way people sang. Perfecting the concept of the improvised solo, popularizing the use of scat singing, defining the concept of swing - those are just some of the ways "Satchmo" changed jazz, and American popular music - during his lifetime. The Paramount Recordings is a historic 14-track collection of studio sessions the consummate entertainer tracked between 1923 and 1925, recorded at the time for the Paramount label and featuring King Oliver's Jazz Band, Ma Rainey, Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra, Trixie Smith, Wesley Wilson and Coot Grant. Audio remastered for vinyl and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany. Includes insert with liner notes.

Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars - Jazz Is Back In Grand Rapids [2LP]

Double vinyl LP pressing. This 1956 concert by Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars is a historical gem, which is finally getting it's vinyl debut with this double LP release. Recorded on March 26, 1956, at the Civic Auditorium in Grand Rapids, MI, it affords jazz fans a chance to hear what the barnstorming Armstrong's shows were like in heartland America. Armstrong's affable presence is pervasive, but not always center stage, as each member of the All-Stars gets his turn in the course of the revue. The release was remastered for vinyl from analog tape and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany.

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - The Spiritual [LP]

The Spiritual, a free jazz album recorded by The Art Ensemble of Chicago in 1974, finds the group of stellar musicians at their creative peak. With various types of percussion, though the absence of a traditional drummer, the ensemble is able to create vivid, freeing compositions without the confines of conventional structure. The quartet, consisting of Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, and Malachi Favors, explore the depths of Avant-Garde Jazz through a means that has yet to be touched on in a comparable capacity. Previously released on red color vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day, The Spiritual will now be widely available on 180gram black vinyl.

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Tutankaman [LP]

Vinyl LP pressing. 2 long tracks recorded by the Art Ensemble in Paris during June of 1969. This was a tremendously productive time for the group, and it shows in the tracks "The Ninth Room" and "Tthinitthedalen". They run through a gamut of instruments, a wild range of sounds, yet never manage to lose their focus. Great stuff, with a lot of fire, and none of the weak moments that bogged them down later.

Albert Ayler and Don Cherry - Vibrations [LP]

Vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in Copenhagen in September of 1964, Vibrations is the second album released by American free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler's quartet featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock and Sonny Murray. Originally issued by the Freedom label, it was also released under the alternate title, Ghosts. Previously out of print for decades, Vibrations has now been specially remastered for an audiophile-grade 180-gram vinyl pressing at Pallas in Germany courtesy of ORG Music.

Blue Glass - Pale Mirror

Vinyl LP pressing. Cut from the Thatcher-era, post-punk cloth and steeped in the romantic chill of the Pacific Northwest, Pale Mirror is a catchy, melancholic ode to isolation and longing that only certain latitudes tend to produce. Owing to influences like The Cure, The Cocteau Twins, The Chills, early OMD and The Wake - Blue Glass takes a step Into the ethereal on Pale Mirror. Seasick guitar lines and synth-laden melodies swim around the lean and pulsating edge-of-clean bass and drums to deliver a driving, energetic and introspective album.

Sandra Boynton - Hog Wild! [LP]

Hog Wild! is Boynton’s sixth album, created with long-time writing partner, Michael Ford. Their celebrated albums have sold over 3 million copies, and have garnered a Grammy nomination, two Gold record albums and one Platinum (Philadelphia Chickens). Hog Wild! includes 11 new, original wide-ranging dance tracks, written and produced by Sandra Boynton with Michael Ford, performed by a remarkable roster of artists, including Kristen Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Raúl Esparza, Laura Linney & “Weird Al” Yankovic, Mark Lanegan, Scott Bakula, Patrick Wilson, Stanley Tucci, Five For Fighting, and more.