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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band [BRSB (black vinyl)]

March 8 street date. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan outfit hailing from Hamburg, have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7"s and three critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their fourth album "BRSB", Bacao are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to underground album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago. This time around there is a big West Coast hip hop influence with covers of Game & 50 Cent's "How We Do", Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's "Nuthin But A G Thang", and Tupac's "Got My Mind Made Up", all of which take on new energy and lend themselves to the BRSB steel treatment. Pulling from the contemporary smash hit section of hip hop they cover Drake's "Hotline Bling" and "Love$ick" by Mura Masa & A$AP Rocky. Then they go very unexpected with "Stranger Things Theme" where they take the synth heavy theme song to the hit show and give it a more hypnotizing tone than the original.
Boeckner [Boeckner! (Canadian exclusive-jalapeno green vinyl)]

March 15 street date. Canadian Exclusive colour variant, limited to 500 copiesThe solo debut by Canadian indie icon Dan Boeckner - of Wolf Parade, Operators, Divine Fits, Handsome Furs - is filled with lively, catchy rock that calls to mind The Cars or David Bowie. Boeckner understands the grit and gravel that accumulates in the heart and that it takes an unwavering courage to crack through that clutter and burrow to the other side. And in his hands, that quest comes via post-apocalyptic synth and guitar heroism, a rallying cry for those always coming home through the scorched clouds. No matter where his genre exploration has taken him, there's something about growing up in punk and DIY spaces that puts collaboration in Boeckner's blood. Composed of a collection of intimately familiar elements, "Boeckner!" elicits the same thrill of young passion and discovery. It's a jet-powered chase through a tech-noir cityscape - fueled by a dream and that special someone in the passenger seat.
Caravan Palace [Gangbusters Melody Club (black vinyl)]

March 1 street date. Throughout their career, Caravan Palace have consistently defied musical conventions and genres, forging their unclassifiable, hybrid pop signature sound. Embraced by multiple communities who turned their songs into viral hits, the group has achieved enormous success, accumulating several billion streams across all platforms as well as an RIAA Platinum Certified Single with "Lone Digger". Their idiosyncratic soundscapes achieve the rare feat of being both leftfield and commercial. "Gangbusters Melody Club", their fifth album, is a joyous jigsaw puzzle of an album and their most dancefloor-friendly to date. The aim of the band was to stay streamlined, yet the trio pack more influences than ever before into their elegant earworm songs. The jazz and swing for which they became famous over a decade ago is back with a bang, alongside their love of house, electronica and big beat. But don't be deceived by the infectious nature of the new songs, however. Dig deeper and you'll find that they're not what they seem on the surface. Underneath its hypnotic mix of soul, swing, freaky funk, and French Touch, you'll find a complex, yet inspiring, narrative about jealousy, self-acceptance and confidence.
Cult [Dreamtime (40th Anniversary)]

February 23 street date. To celebrate the band's 40th anniversary, The Cult have reissued their adventurous and highly-regarded debut album, "Dreamtime", on standard black as well as limited edition oxblood-red imported vinyl. Originally released in 1984 following the band's evolution from the Southern Death Cult, to Death Cult, and then simply The Cult, "Dreamtime" finds them pivoting from their goth and punk roots into something eclectic, aspirational, and adventurous. Rife with lyrical references to the indigenous cultures of the Americas and Australia, and set against a more bombastic and muscular musical backdrop, "Dreamtime" hints at what would envelop the band over the next four decades, a dedication to wholly unique songwriting, both musically and thematically, and the frenzy that was soon to come with the release of "Love" only a year later.
De Casier, Erika [Still]

February 23 street date. Erika de Casier isn't searching for perfection - she's just trying to show you where she's at right now. Her third album, "Still", proves that she is a master of writing songs that speak to universal experiences of modern life, even for all their specificities and quirks. If "Essentials" (2019) was filled with perfect songs about flirtation and new love, and "Sensational" (2021) added wrinkles in the form of partners who were rude and plainly annoying, "Still" sees de Casier writing about genuine heartbreak with a new clarity. Yet among all the success, the accolades, the acclaim, her greatest achievement may be, simply: she's still Erika de Casier. The album is classic de Casier, her idiosyncratic mix of luxuriant electronica and moonlit R&B drilled further into that one-of-a-kind sound. The songwriting is as masterful and universal as ever, and her proficiency as a producer heightened as she produces other voices (They Hate Change, Shygirl, Blood Orange) for the first time.
Dry Cleaning [Boundary Road Snacks And Drinks/Sweet Princess]

March 8 street date. Following two critically acclaimed John Parish-produced studio albums - "New Long Leg" (2021) and "Stumpwork" (2022) - South London's Dry Cleaning take a moment to reflect on their journey and pay homage to their roots with the release of the band's first two EPs, "Boundary Road Snacks" and "Drinks"/"Sweet Princess", now remastered and reissued together in one package featuring the original artwork and lyric sheet. "Sweet Princess" was a thrilling debut, its dizzying and restless instrumentals with Florence Shaw's sardonic vocals delivering a satirical collage of witty observations and social commentary. A further six songs in the form of the "Boundary Road Snacks" and "Drinks" EP quickly followed two months after. With singles like 'Sit Down Meal' and 'Viking Hair', it's a powerful companion to their debut.
Fay, Bill Group [Tomorrow Tomorrow And Tomorrow]

February 23 street date. The temptation to mythologize Bill Fay can be overwhelming; Fay was, for decades, as prolific as he was under-appreciated. Fay's unsung-hero status has changed slowly, steadily, on the order of almost twenty-five years. With each new album comes new hosannas and evangelizers - Jeff Tweedy, Kevin Morby, Adam Granduciel and Julia Jacklin, to name just a few. The Bill Fay Group, in particular, is Fay's most significant collaborative work; he records as a member of a larger group here, and the result summons a grander sonic scale, an elegant counterweight to Fay's instincts for the understated. "Tomorrow Tomorrow And Tomorrow" brings to bear the galactic qualities of early rock, the intricacy of jazz improv, and Fay's earthy folk magic. It has a patchy release history: recorded between 1978 and 1981, it was not released until 2005, when it appeared on CD with limited streaming and no vinyl companion. A 2006 reissue brought the album onto vinyl but with a truncated sequence and nine songs missing. Now, finally, "Tomorrow Tomorrow And Tomorrow" arrives in full worldwide. It features the album's original 22 songs and includes rare and previously unseen photographs from the album's original recording session.
Flore Laurentienne [8 Tableaux]

March 1 street date. "With "8 tableaux", I tried to give musical form to a painting. Music is an art that takes place over time. Painting is a freeze-frame at a precise moment in the painter's creative flow. So how do you combine these two art forms? Do you have to stop time? How do you stop time in music? By basing the structure of the pieces on cycles that recur again and again, we can make the listener believe that the music was there before, and that it will also be there afterwards. With no beginning and no end, all that's left is this musical freeze-frame. In taking this approach, it became clear to me that music and painting both appeal to contemplation. Another concept I worked on for this record is the notion of randomness in music. Riopelle is often associated with the Automatist movement. For me, his major works from the 50s are more reminiscent of romantic abstraction or even a great organic and organized chaos (a link to be made with nature here). It was on the basis of this reflection that I tried to integrate the notion of controlled chance or, rather, of chaos filtered through emotion".
Frehley, Ace [10,000 Volts (indie exclusive-coloured vinyl)]

February 23 street date. Guitar legend Ace Frehley announces the release of his new studio album, "10,000 Volts". Produced by Ace and Steve Brown (Trixter), the 11 track album sees Ace perfrom electrifying, hard-hitting, riff-heavy rock 'n' roll. Rock 'n' roll and heavy metal simply wouldn't look, sound, or feel the same without Ace Frehley. Among hundreds of accolades, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame® inducted him in 2014 as a co-founder and the original lead guitarist of Kiss. Guitar World named him in the Top 15 of its "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of All Time" and plugged the lead from "Shock Me" on the "50 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time".
Fucked Up [The Chemistry Of Common Life (2LP/15th Anniversary/orange)]

February 23 street date. Matador's Revisionist History Catalogue Series presents the 15th anniversary edition of Fucked Up's Polaris Prize winning sophomore album, "The Chemistry of Common Life", arriving on a limited edition clear orange double LP. The now classic 2008 album synthesizes numerous diverse impulses into an expansive epic about the mysteries of birth, death, and the origins of life (and re-living). Merging elements of hardcore songwriting with up to 70 tracks of guitars, organs, winds and vocals (including 18 guitars on the first single, the fatalistic "No Epiphany"), the music remains iconoclastic and startling, with Pink Eyes' vocals front and center. Guest musicians, of course, abound, notably gorgeous voices such as Brooklyn's Vivian Girls and Toronto's Katie Stelmanis (Austra). Today, "The Chemistry of Common Life" remains as conceptually ambitious as it is musically adventurous, pushing through and far beyond the accepted boundaries of punk and hardcore.
Gebru, Emahoy Tsege Mariam [Souvenirs]

February 23 street date (LP) / March 29 (Cassette) / April 12 (CD) (date change). The first vocal album by beloved Ethiopian nun, composer, and pianist Emahoy Tsege Mariam Gebru - profound and deeply moving home cassette recordings made amidst political upheaval and turmoil. These songs, recorded between 1977-1985, are different from anything previously released by the artist. Rich with the sound of birds outside the window, the creak of the piano bench, the thump of Emahoy's finger on the record button, they create a sense of place, of being near the artist while she records. Emahoy dreamt of releasing this music to a larger audience before her passing in March of 2023. Mississippi are proud to release this music, in collaboration with her family, now, in what would have been her 100th year. LP comes with a 16-page booklet full-color booklet. Gold cover first edition.
Gordon, Kim [The Collective]

March 8 street date. Legendary musician and multi-disciplinary artist Kim Gordon presents her second solo album, "The Collective", via Matador. Recorded in her native Los Angeles, the 11-track album follows Gordon's 2019 full-length debut, "No Home Record", and continues her collaboration with producer Justin Raisen (Lil Yachty, John Cale, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Charli XCX, Yves Tumor), along with additional producer, Anthony Paul Lopez. "The Collective" advances their joint world building, with Raisen's damaged, blown out dub and trap constructions playing the foil to Kim's intuitive word collages and hooky mantras, conjuring communication, commercial sublimation and sensory overload. "On this record, I wanted to express the absolute craziness I feel around me right now", says Gordon. "This is a moment when nobody really knows what truth is, when facts don't necessarily sway people, when everyone has their own side, creating a general sense of paranoia".
Grace, Laura Jane [Hole In My Head (opaque pink vinyl)]

February 16 street date. Following the release of her debut album, "Stay Alive" (2020) and the "At War With The Silverfish" EP (2021), Emmy-nominated artist, author, musician, activist and Against Me! founder/songwriter Laura Jane Grace returns with "Hole In My Head" - her beautiful new album featuring eleven tracks that showcase her undeniable power as a songwriter and storyteller. The album features her most personal and emotionally gripping songs of her career - stripped down masterpieces like "Dysphoria Hoodie" paired with blistering distorted anthems like "Hole In My Head" and "Birds Talk Too", tracks that demand the listener's attention with an immediacy and urgency unlike anything Grace has written before. Grace has collaborated with artists such as Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett, Weezer, and others, and has performed at countless clubs and festivals around the world, including Coachella, Reading Festival, BottleRock, and more.
Mannequin Pussy [I Got Heaven]

March 1 street date. Mannequin Pussy's music feels like a resilient and galvanizing shout that demands to be heard. Across four albums, the Philadelphia rock band has made cathartic tunes about despairing times. Their new album, "I Got Heaven", is the band's most fully realized recording yet. Over ten ambitious tracks which abruptly turn from searing punk to inviting alternative pop, the album is deeply concerned with desire, the power in being alone, and how to live in an unfeeling and unkind world. It's a document of a band doubling down on their unshakable bond to make something furious, thrilling, and wholly alive. Following the 2019 release of their critically acclaimed third album "Patience", Mannequin Pussy returned in 2021 for their EP "Perfect". They toured that release relentlessly and added guitarist Maxine Steen to the band's official lineup. The band changed their entire creative formula, choosing to write together in the studio in Los Angeles with producer John Congleton, over slowly crafting tracks at home.
Moor Mother [The Great Bailout]

March 8 street date. Moor Mother is an American musician, poet, and interdisciplinary artist known for her avant-garde and experimental work. "The Great Bailout" is an expansive meditation that acts as a non-linear word map about colonialism, slavery, and commerce in Great Britain. Featuring guest contributions from Lonnie Holley, Angel Bat Dawid & Sistas of the Nitty Gritty, Vijay Iyer, Mary Lattimore, and more, it's Moor Mother's most uncompromising vision to date. Moor Mother has gained recognition for her unique blend of spoken word, noise, and electronic music, addressing themes of race, gender, and socio-political issues. She hails from Philadelphia and has been an influential figure in the city's vibrant arts and music scene. She has received critical acclaim for her albums, with reviewers praising her fearless approach to sound and her thought-provoking lyrical content on albums like "Jazz Codes" and "Analog Fluids of Sonic Black Holes", showcasing her boundary-pushing sonic experiments.
Pissed Jeans [Half Divorced]

March 1 street date. Pissed Jeans has never been a band that goes halfway - they're known for their feral vocals, biting lyrics, buzzsaw guitars, and unhinged live shows, and their sixth album, "Half-Divorced", is no exception. These songs skewer the tension between youthful optimism and the sobering realities of adulthood, and when viewed through frontman Matt Korvette's scowl, everything takes on a level of violent absurdity. Pissed Jeans' notorious acerbic sense of humour remains sharper than ever as they dismember some of the joys that contemporary adult life has to offer, from helicopter parents to stolen catalytic converters, to being $62,000 in debt. Korvette, Brad Fry (guitar), Randy Huth (bass), and Sean McGuinness (drums) weren't in any rush to finish "Half-Divorced", which was recorded by Don Godwin at Tonal Park in Takoma Park, Maryland. This lack of restraint rages within the songs that unexpectedly veer into classic hardcore punk territory - often coming in at under two minutes long and erupting like the "butane tank explosion" Korvette sings about in "Junktime".
STRFKR [Parallel Realms (2LP-violet & cobalt blue vinyl)]

March 1 street date. Prolific and constantly evolving, Portland, OR's STRFKR have continued to release music that consistently connects with music lovers all over the globe. The band started out in a time when a co-sign from blogs and music outlets of note were all but mandatory for new music to be heard and accepted. STRFKR bypassed the hype machine almost completely, focusing instead on making their shows more exciting and pushing their music to new places. Their work ethic both in the studio and on the road has kept them on a steady climb, consistently playing live while using any available downtime to work towards the next recording. On their latest full-length album, "Parallel Realms", STRFKR embrace a more pop-forward approach as heard on their recent single "Running Around", while also hinting at experimentalism and the gentler textures on 2020's heralded "Future Past Life". Tracked by the band in their home studio in Portland, with additional engineering in Joshua Tree, CA, and mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, The Drums), the new album feels exciting, cohesive, and familiar with immediate, yet diverse qualities that can only be found on STRFKR records.
Timony, Mary [Untame the Tiger]

February 23 street date. For more than 30 years, singer-songwriter and guitar hero Mary Timony has cut a distinctive path through the world of independent music, most recently as vocalist and guitarist of acclaimed garage-pop power trio Ex Hex but also as a member of seminal postpunk band Autoclave, celebrated leader of the deeply influential Helium, multifaceted solo artist, and a co-founder of supergroup Wild Flag. Described by Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein as "Mary Shelley with a guitar" and dubbed "a trailblazer and an innovator" by Lindsey Jordan aka Snail Mail, Timony has distinguished herself as one of her generation's most influential. Her fifth solo album, "Untame the Tiger", approaches these emotions head on. Her first solo release in 15 years is a startling document of an artist fully coming into her own power during the fourth decade of her career. It is the product of lessons learned during life-altering struggle. The mystical, acoustic-driven "Untame the Tiger" emerged after the dissolution of a long-term relationship and was bookended by the deaths of Timony's father and mother. The tectonic psychic shift Mary experienced due to this loss informs many of her lyrics. "Untame the Tiger" picks up the thread woven through Timony's freak-folk-anticipating solo albums of the early 00s. Basic tracks were recorded at Studio 606 in Los Angeles, with Timony backed by Dave Mattacks, drummer of legendary British folk-rock band Fairport Convention.
Trout, Walter [Broken (2LP-180g/clear vinyl)]

March 1 street date. Provogue Records is proud to announce the new album from Walter Trout, entitled "Broken". The fabled bluesman returns with a record that chronicles the bitter schisms of modern life while reminding listeners that hope is not lost. "I've always tried to write positive songs, and this album is not quite that", considers Trout. "But I always hold on to hope. That's why I wrote this album. In the face of what's happening in the world, I will stubbornly hold on to my idealism and hope". Trout's last album, "Ride", debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Albums chart. "Broken" features guest appearances from Beth Hart, Dee Snider, and Will Wilde.
TV On The Radio [Dear Science (180g-white vinyl)]

February 23 street date. TV On The Radio's story is one of synchronicity, of serendipity, of epiphany. TVOTR began with Tunde Adebimpe (vocals) and David Sitek (multi-instrumentalist and production kingpin) being roommates, drinking way too much coffee, making art: comics, movies, paintings. They started trading tapes of each other's four track recordings and thought it'd be fun to try to make "a real record" out of all that stuff. The band's third studio album, 2008's "Dear Science", opened with vintage TVOTR, but the nostalgia does not last. With "Dear Science", the band continue to push the limit with sonic experiments that fill out the rest of the album. Best New Music - 9.2 (Pitchfork, 2008). "("Dear Science") boldly took guitars where no album had gone before. And it did so with more creativity, daring and flair than any record since Radiohead's "OK Computer" - The Guardian.
Waxahatchee [Tigers Blood]

March 22 street date. One of the hardest working singer-songwriters in the game is named Katie Crutchfield. She was born in Alabama, grew up near Waxahatchee Creek. Skipped town and struck out on her own as Waxahatchee. That was over a decade ago. Crutchfield says she never knew the road would lead her here, but after six critically acclaimed albums, she's never felt more confident in herself as an artist. While her sound has evolved from lo-fi folk to lush alt-tinged country, her voice has always remained the same. Honest and close, poetic with Southern lilting. Much like Carson McCullers's Mick Kelly, determined in her desires and convictions, ready to tell whoever will listen. And after years of being sober and stable in Kansas City - after years of sacrificing herself to her work and the road - Crutchfield has arrived at her most potent songwriting yet. On her new album, "Tigers Blood", Crutchfield emerges as a powerhouse - an ethnologist of the self - forever dedicated to revisiting her wins and losses. But now she's arriving at revelations and she ain't holding them back. Produced by Brad Cook, the album features MJ Lenderman, Phil Cook, and Spencer Tweedy.
Webster, Faye [Underdressed At The Symphony (black vinyl)]

March 1 street date. Faye Webster's songs are direct lines to the human subconscious, and "Underdressed At The Symphony" documents what happens once you begin to build a new self from the ashes of your old routines. This rebirth isn't flashy or definitive, but is instead a series of seemingly mundane moments that, scattered across weeks and months, sneak their way toward something like healing. Yes, there's a breakup in play, but Webster is not documenting the heartbreak of a breakup so much as she's navigating the contours of heartbreak itself. Recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in Texas with her longtime band, Webster is accompanied on "Underdressed At The Symphony" by Matt Stoessel's arcs of shimmering pedal steel, the plaintive, unhurried drums of Charles Garner, and, occasionally, additional guitarwork from Wilco's Nels Cline, among many other crucial players. The title of the album refers to Webster's post-breakup compulsion to visit the symphony on a whim, usually buying a ticket at the last possible second.
Xmal Deutschland [Early Singles (1981-1982)]

March 8 street date. "Gothics" - a time before the word goth had even taken shape - believed in the do-it-yourself punk ethos that anyone could pick up an instrument. Grey clouds were starting to form and in the unlikely city of Hamburg, a brazen and haunting gang of five women formed Xmal Deutschland. As any true punk would, Xmal Deutschland's members Caro May, Rita Simon, Manuela Rickers, Fiona Sangster and Anja Huwe, started the band despite any previous musical experience. The "Schwarze Welt" 7" single was released on the local punk label, ZickZack, in 1981 and introduced the band as an unsettling swarm of intensity. Huwe's uniquely venomous German vocals quickly became embedded in the unbridled and burgeoning scene of glamorous gloom. Punk's independence from the stiff grip of tradition allowed the band to find solace in anti-establishment art and music, far from the conventions of the past. "Early Singles (1981-1982)" is a map of the foundational movements of Xmal Deutschland, just seconds before takeoff. The band's pursuit of something greater is palpable with this release, a reflection of a time that introduced accessibility to new means of making music following the onset of punk.
Zakk Sabbath [Doomed Forever Forever Doomed (2CD)]

March 1 street date. Zakk Sabbath are back with an even more massive dose of pure Black Sabbath worship! Celebrating more than 50 years of Birmingham's most famous four, the "inventors" of heavy metal are being honoured by the preeminent tribute trio led by guitarist and singer Zakk Wylde with the double album "Doomed Forever Forever Doomed". This loving tribute contains the Americans' brilliant take on Black Sabbath's second and third full-lengths, the classic heavy metal masterpieces "Paranoid" (1970) and "Master of Reality" (1971). Zakk Sabbath were founded by Black Label Society guitarist and singer Zakk Wylde, who is widely renowned for his many years as lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and now Pantera. After initially only performing live with rotating members, the band solidified a stable cast with the addition of Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie bass player Blasko and Joey Castillo on drums (also of Danzig and Queens Of The Stone Age).

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