TesseracT are pioneers of the ever-evolving rock and metal scene, with an unstoppable force of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorientating atmospherics. They put all of this into a cinematic live experience like no other, taking livestreams to a new level by interspersing a conceptual storyline with their live performances that featured an arena-style light show. Available on Blu-Ray, Triple LP soundtrack and Deluxe Book Edition.
Jungle's new album LovingInStereo is the soundtrack for a summer quite unlike any other. The British producer duo have created a huge disco record for the post-social distancing age, with a life-affirming, dancefloor-igniting, sun-kissed celebration of all the things that make music irresistibly joyful. *Available on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Marble Vinyl*
VI's first four tracks – "White Shadow", "Superbloom", "Watering The Well" and "Curb Feelers" – bristle with the wild and untamed energy that's defined The Bronx for nearly two decades, while "Peace Pipe" slows the pace and shifts the mood to something a little less aggressive. Elsewhere, "Mexican Summer" and its (relatively) chilled-out mariachi vibes serve as an homage to the band's fantastic alter-ego, Mariachi El Bronx.
Reverie is the sophomore album from Ben Platt, the award-winning singer, songwriter, and actor best known for starring in Broadway productions of The Book of Mormon and Dear Evan Hansen. Ditching the traditional and easy listening (think Bublé, Sinatra) and Broadway stylings from his smash-hit debut, 2019's Sing To Me Instead, Platt instead leaps toward the more modern mainstream pop stage with mega synths and high-end energy.
From Dreams To Dust, the latest studio album by The Felice Brothers was recorded in the fall of 2020 in an old one room church in Harlemville, NY. Produced by The Felice Brothers and mixed by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes), the record ranges over a variety of topics and themes, including isolation, the world of dreams and delusions, environmental collapse, and the inward and outward chaos of modern life.
East's seductively vintage voice heads in a decidedly fresh direction. The 12 tracks flow together with an overarching sense of ambience but maintain distinct musical boundaries. The energy toggles between a hunger for vulnerability in togetherness and a clinging to solitude as a romantic self-defense. Collaborating once again with Dave Cobb, East has found an enticing new avenue, one that maintains a connection to his past but keeps his eyes on the road ahead.
In a surprise move, GRAMMY Award-winning artist Lorde released her new song "Solar Power," which appropriately dropped timed to the only solar eclipse of the year and came with the announcement of her highly anticipated 3rd studio album of the same name. Includes 12 tracks produced by Jack Antonoff who she collaborated with on her chart-topping last album, Melodrama.
Recorded almost entirely remotely on two different sides of the Atlantic, Screen Violence is an ode to the digital violence experienced on screen, by screens and through screens. Featuring standout singles "He Said She Said" and "How Not To Drown (feat. Robert Smith)," the album serves as a marriage between personal experience, visual imagery and cultural narrative. *Available on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear Red Vinyl*
Long before the history-making tattoos, ubiquitous television shows, best-selling books, and influential beauty empire, Kat Von D was sitting at the piano. "More than any other medium, music has always been at the core of who I am," says Von D. Now comes her debut album - a pastiche of shapeshifting analog synths, post-punk dreamscapes, gothic hues, and shy pop magnetism.
One Night In Central Park is undoubtedly a seminal moment in Bocelli's career - not only a childhood dream turned into reality but the validation of Andrea as one of the world's true superstars. Featuring an all-star cast including Celine Dion, Tony Bennet, David Foster, and more, the original album remains one of the best-selling live albums of all time. Digitally remastered 10th Anniversary edition. *Available on limited edition Gold Vinyl*
The self-titled album follows Stevenson's 2019 career milestone The Big Freeze, celebrated for its 'finely detailed, wrenchingly intimate songwriting' (All Songs Considered), and a 2020 NPR Tiny Desk (counted as one of the year's 20 Best). It's a sincere portrait of a human heart in all its vibrant colors. More than anything, it's about bearing one's whole self in the face of those you love - uncomfortable, and exposed, but vital, present. Here.
Translating 2020's conflicting, emotional year into sharply observed narrative vignettes, Different Kinds of Light shows off Bird's flair as a storyteller here. With the help of Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb, Bird let's her sound find its own groove. The defining album joins British influences (The Smiths, Cocteau Twins) with 90s alt-rock (Blur, Oasis and Iggy Pop).
Originally released in 1975, Force It is was UFO's first album to chart in the US and enabled the band to kick up a rockier gear. Containing many classic tracks still in their live set today, such as "Shoot Shoot" and "Let It Roll", this newly remastered 2LP gatefold deluxe version includes the Record Plant live set and bonus track "A Million Miles" which were previously unavailable on vinyl. This limited-edition version is pressed on clear vinyl.
One In A Million is the second studio album by Aaliyah. First released in 1996, the album features production from a variety of producers including Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Carl-So-Lowe, J. Dibbs, Jermaine Dupri, Kay Gee, Vincent Herbert, Rodney Jenkins, Craig King, Darren Lighty and Darryl Simmons. It remains as one of the most influential albums in Hip-Hop & R&B and proved to be a major breakthrough in Aaliyah's career. Welcome to the new world of funk.
Aaliyah is the self-titled third and final studio album by the "Queen of Urban Pop." Originally released in 2001, the album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Cited by critics as one of the best R&B records of its time, the album is a reflection of herself as both a young adult and matured vocalist. Standout tracks include "We Need A Resolution," "More Than A Woman," and "Rock The Boat."
The Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) is a national level organization comprised of the best independent record stores in America. CIMS was founded in 1995 with the goal of uniting like minded independent store owners, giving them a more powerful voice in the music industry. The stores that make up CIMS are all very different, but we share the same desires – to be the heart of our communities, to super-serve our customers, to support and develop artists, and to share our love of music.
For more information about CIMS and the stores in our organization, please visit cimsmusic.com or find us through social media with the #cimsmusic hashtag. And please remember to always shop local by supporting your neighborhood record store.