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Talking Heads | Stop Making Sense (2023)


At the start of their career, Talking Heads were all nervous energy, detached emotion, and subdued minimalism. When they released their last album about 12 years later, the band had recorded everything from art-funk to polyrhythmic worldbeat explorations and simple, melodic guitar pop. Between their first album in 1977 and their last in 1988, Talking Heads became one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the ’80s, while managing to earn several pop hits. While some of their music can seem too self-consciously experimental, clever, and intellectual for its own good, at their best Talking Heads represent everything good about art-school punks. AllMusic
Stop Making Sense full concert for the first time ever on vinyl. 2 LP with a reproduction of the original booklet from the 1984 limited edition pressing and additional pages with never before seen photos. Includes brand new notes written by Chris, David, Jerry and Tina. The tracklist includes previously unreleased tracks “Cities” and “Big Business/I Zimbra.”

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The White Stripes | Elephant [20th Anniversary] (2023)


The White Stripes are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their RIAA Platinum-certified 2003 fourth studio album, Elephant, with two special releases. Elephant (Deluxe) is out digitally on Friday, March 31 via Third Man Records and sees the remastered HD audio of the original studio album joined with the band’s July 2, 2003 27-song set at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom from their Elephant Tour. A limited edition 2xLP version of the original Elephant album will be released on Red Smoke (1st LP) & Clear with Red & Black Smoke (2nd LP) colored vinyl on Friday, April 21.
Released on April 1, 2003, Elephant swiftly proved to be a critically acclaimed, award-winning phenomenon, as well as garnering worldwide popularity, peaking at #6 on the Billboard 200 while also topping the UK’s Official Albums Chart. Largely recorded… Legacy Recordings

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Mudhoney | Plastic Eternity (2023)


(Mudhoney) The world is filling up with trash. Humanity remains addicted to pollution despite the planet getting hotter by the minute. People are downing horse dewormer because some goober on television told them it cured COVID. Tom Herman of pioneering avant garage band Pere Ubu still doesn’t have his own Wikipedia article. The apocalypse, it seems, is stupider than anyone could’ve predicted.
Fortunately, the absurdities of modern life have always been prime subject matter for Seattle-based band Mudhoney. The foursome take aim at all of them with barbed humor and muck-encrusted riffs on Plastic Eternity, their 11th studio album. SUB POP Records
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The Telescopes – Experimental Health

Experimental Health

Experimental Health is the 14th album from The Telescopes and their third release on Weisskalt. The Telescopes are an all-embracing concern which began in 1987 – the only constant, being sole composer and instigator, Northumbrian born, Stephen Lawrie. The band’s line-up is in constant flux: there can be anywhere between 1 and 20 members on a recording. This album was created entirely independently by Lawrie in a remote cottage in West Yorkshire between January and May 2022.
Experimental Health is folk music made with broken toys and cheap synths – mostly Pocket Operators and miniature synths. Here are no guitars present on the album, most of the instrumentation…  Weisskalt records
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Screaming Females | Desire Pathway

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Released on February 17th by Don Giovanni Records, Desire Pathway was recorded at Minnesota’s Pachyderm Studios (where Nirvana recorded In Utero) and produced by Matt Bayles (Foxing, Pearl Jam, Mastodon, et al). Bright and full, the album captures the band at a time when nothing was certain other than their abiding desire to make music together…. Don Giovanni
A‘desire pathway’ is one of those paths carved outside of the determined sidewalks by the collective will of people for whom it was obvious which was the best way to go. The trio Screaming Females are currently seventeen years and eight albums into finding their way in the world, and they’ve got a nice path of their own figured out, laid out by the stable line-up of singer and guitarist Marissa Paternoster, Mike Abbate on bass and Jarret Dougherty on drums. The band is known for a mix of different rock styles, which is a lot to take in, but turns into a smooth drink in their skilled hands… The Sleeping Shaman

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Tropical Fuck Storm | Submersive Behaviour EP (2023)


Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Tropical Fuck Storm channel the brooding and menacing sound of Nick Cave as well as leader Gareth Liddiard’s previous band the Drones… All Music
Submersive Behaviour is our favorite Australian art-punk combo’s take on the tried and true “covers record” concept. Over the course of 36 minutes, TFS puts their deranged spin on classics by Jimi Hendrix, Middle Aged in the Middle East in the Middle Ages, Men Men Menstruation, Compliments to the Chef, and The Stooges.
Guest starring their old kangaroo mates and collaborators Dan Kelly, the Bard of Beenleigh and Aaron Cupples, the Earl of East Gippsland on octopus like strings-man-ship, falsetto and apocalyptic vibes… Joyful Noise

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Wolf Eyes | Difficult Messages (2023)


A compilation dredged together from a series of private press recordings of the core Wolf Eyes crew collaborating with friends is the perfect weird prism through which to examine the lockdown period we’ve just been through, says Daryl…The Quietus
D.Messages feels a bit more scattered than most of Wolf Eyes’ main releases, but it’s a nice sampler of the many constellations of the group’s vast universe…All Music
Cover painting by Olson and Young. Zine text by Moskos, Olson and Young. Layout by Studio Tape Echo.
Mixed and mastered by Warren Defever at Third Man, Detroit. Cut by Kassian Troyer at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Sequenced by Disciples.

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