Blink-182 NINE A few albums are signed by Matt and Mark from the band. Indies exclusive LP is on pink coloured vinyl. That's right... a new blink-182 album, following on from their 2016 album California. The new album Nine will be the second to feature Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio. Columbia CD | LP Signed
Leonard Cohen Thanks For The Dance LP is on 180g black vinyl. A new posthumous album from Leonard Cohen. Described as “not a commemorative collection of B sides and outtakes, but an unexpected harvest of new songs, exciting and vital, a continuation of the master’s final work,” Thanks For The Dance follows Cohen’s last album released while he was alive, 2016’s You Want It Darker. The nine-track Thanks For The Dance was produced by Cohen’s son, Adam Cohen. Columbia CD | LP
Freddie Hubbard Little Sunflower [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. Columbia 12" RSD 2019
Lonnie Liston Smith Space Princess [RSD19] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2019. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 20th April, strictly one per customer. A reissue of the collectable Disco 12" version of the two standout tracks from Lonnie Liston Smith’s ‘Exotic Mysteries’ LP of 1978 gets an official remastered, reissue for RSD - the cosmic, jazz-infused disco sounds of ‘Space Princess’ and the effortlessly beautiful smoothness contained in ‘Quiet Moments’. Columbia 12" RSD 2019
21 Savage I Am > I Was The second full length album from trap-rapper 21 Savage. Featuring a range of guest spots from the likes of J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, Travis Scott and plenty more. Columbia CD | LP
Herbie Hancock Chameleon / Watermelon Man Major Keys is a brand-new audiophile label focusing on fully licensed reissues of jazz classics, pressed on 12” for a fuller, louder version compared to the original album cut. What better way to kick of the series than housing Herbie Hancock’s imitable ‘Chameleon’ and ‘Watermelon Man’, loud and proud on either side of a 12”. They don’t get much more iconic than ‘Chameleon’. Nestled on the incredible1973 ‘Head Hunters’ album it’s a 16-minute exploration of legendary jazz funk – having all the sensibilities and solos of a jazz record, yet grounding its rhythms in funk, soul and R&B. Even, as its title suggests, morphing from a low slung slow jam into a full-on, fast paced spiritual gem. Lock in for one of the most iconic basslines aroundcourtesy of Paul Jackson, alongside some of the sweetest synth and Rhodesplaying you’re likely to hear from Herbie, all tied together with Harvey Mason’s mythical drumming. Sampled the world over by the biggest and the best this is atruly timeless and hugely influential piece of music. On the B side, the equally intriguing ‘Watermelon Man’. This version, again taken from the Head Hunters LP, differs from the Blue Note bop ’62 original, with Hancock developing it into a jazz fusion expedition. Bill Summers top and tails the track with a style of beer bottle blowing imitating a type of whistle playing found in Central African Pygmy music,giving a unique flavour to Hancock’s jazz funk stylings that focus on the rhythmic interplay between each instrument. FromDilla to Digable Planets, Madonna to Massive Attack it’s a classic that’s sampled time and time again for good reason. Columbia 12"
Ray Lamontagne Part Of The Light First pressing of the LP is on clear vinyl, once that's gone then it'll revert to standard black. The seventh full length album from Grammy Awards winning artist Ray LaMontagne. Each release from his catalogue over the last 13 years carries its own character and feel. Having worked with producers Ethan Johns, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Ray’s vast sonic catalogue has been called everything from “a perfect throwback to the lost art of the album-length format,” from Entertainment Weekly to “epic and magical,” from Rolling Stone and “gorgeous and ambitious,” from Esquire. NPR’s All Things Considered said that Ray throughout the course of his career “has continued to push himself in different directions,” while People called Ray a “marvel of nature.” Columbia CD | LP
The Shins The Worm's Heart The fifth studio album from the awesome American indie-band The Shins gets a 'flipped' release, the songs have been re-worked and re-created to make the slower, mellow ones punchy and rocky, and the faster ones slowed down and intimate, demonstrating the band's songwriting ability. What began as an exercise in songwriting transformed into a commentary on what it means to be a songwriter. After writing the first track for Heartworms (released 10 March 2017), James Mercer decided to recreate each song from scratch. Driven by its malleability, its ability to be foundationally identical, yet aesthetically and sonically utterly new, Mercer continued experimenting until he had two complete albums: one original and one “flipped”. Mercer’s ability to create two totally divergent albums from the same underlying compositions not only highlights his immense capability as a songwriter, but also functions as a reminder of what it means to be an artist, how an artist acts as both the master and facilitator of his artistic product. Columbia CD | LP