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Sour Mash Records Limited

Surefooted, revelatory, well-rounded and emotionally deep, Council Skies cements Gallagher’s reputation as one of the best songwriters the UK has ever produced. This collection of songs is one of his finest post-Oasis offerings, and it feels like the album that Noel and his High Flying Birds have been aching to make.

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Legacy

Shadow Kingdom presents Dylan performing revelatory 21st century versions of songs from his storied back catalog. The album's setlist includes 13 original songs handpicked by Dylan for his Shadow Kingdom live performance. Facing down his past, he comes close to eclipsing it, and offers magnificent proof of his continued vitality as a performing artist.

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Sub Pop

Alicia Bognanno’s fourth album is the most close-to-the-bone album yet, drawing from personal pain and the universal struggle that is existing, learning, and moving on. And it’s all soundtracked by Bognanno's rock-solid melodic sensibilities and a widescreen sound that's impossible to pin down when it comes to the textures explored.

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Cooking Vinyl

Such Ferocious Beauty is vintage Cowboy Junkies and another dimension from the lo-fi Canadian band comprised of, well, family. A tangle of sonic textures, Beauty is a rumination on aging, losing parents, facing mortality and creating space for one’s life in the midst of the ruin that comes from merely living.

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RCA

But Here We Are marks the band’s return after a year of staggering losses, personal introspection and bittersweet remembrances. A brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything Foo Fighters have endured recently, But Here We Are is a testament to the healing powers of music, friendship and family.

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Legacy

The Lockdown Sessions was recorded at home during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. Includes five seminal tracks from across Waters’ time with Pink Floyd and his solo career including “Mother” and “Vera” from The Wall; two tracks from The Final Cut; and “The Bravery of Being Out Of Range” from Waters’ highly acclaimed solo album, Amused To Death.

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Yep Roc

Inspired by their love of noir and neo-western films, their cinematic new album Ten Paces exhibits the rich, sonic versatility of the brothers, as every instrument heard on the album is performed by Henry and Rupert. The anthemic build of "The Fear" to the lonesome balladeering of "Bullet Blues" showcases these two outlaws at their creative peak.

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Concord

The Revivalists make the kind of rock ‘n’ roll that grabs you and doesn’t let go. On their fifth full-length release, the New Orleans outfit was inspired to create a life-affirming album that in many ways connects to the original seed of inspiration for the band’s name. Pour It Out Into The Night is a celebration of resilience, living for who you are and what you’re about.

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Loosegroove Records

On Tigercub's third record of nocturnal, hard-hitting rock, the band embraces a moody, melancholic sound that's every bit as cinematic as Hollywood itself. It's about counterpoint and opposites, stacked with songs that contrast overdriven guitars with whispered vocals, tight grooves with shoegazing swells of noise, sonic experimentation with sharp songwriting.

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Bayonet

Brooklyn bedroom-pop trailblazers Beach Fossils' new album is a triumphant return for one of the 2010s most influential NYC bands. Bunny is a precise blend of the luscious dream-pop atmospheres they notoriously honed on their earliest projects, the post-punk vigor expressed on Clash The Truth, and the warm sophisticated songwriting of Somersault.

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New West

Folds’ masterful new album is an open hand reaching out to all those wounded and bewildered by a world that seems to make less and less sense every day. The result is an undeniably joyful record, an ecstatic reminder of all the beauty and promise hiding in plain sight for anyone willing (and present enough) to recognize their moments as they arrive.

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City Slang

Dixon calls the late Toni Morrison the greatest rapper of all time; and the way he tackles topics like survival, violence, and religion within the expansive landscape of the Black experience, evokes her novels. Sometimes rough and other times delicate, this record is a journey into the psyche of Dixon, with all of the of the attendant peaks and valleys.

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Epitpah

Sixteen tracks of pure punk rock chaos, done in Rancid’s own inimitable style which is one of passion and delivered straight from the heart. In true punk style, the songs on Tomorrow Never Comes all come in at under three minutes long and are short, sharp shocks of sheer energetic punk rock, the type of which the band have always done and done so well.

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BMG

A star-studded album of folk music reinventions that sees the 2x Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter joined by a spectacular collection of special guests that includes Brandi Carlile, John Legend, David Byrne, Sheryl Crow, Nicole Scherzinger, Chaka Khan, Andrew Bird, ANOHNI, Susanna Hoffs, Van Dyke Parks, Madison Cunningham, and more.

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Prosthetic Records

Drawing from influences as diverse as Nine Inch Nails, Deafheaven, Radiohead, and Deftones, Pupil Slicer have molded an album that is effervescent with passion but doesn't shy away from a good hook and a catchy chorus. Through darkness and despair, there is always - at the very least - a glimmer of light in all that they do.

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