At the heart of Elk City’s new album, Elk City, is Renee LoBue’s unique vision and sterling voice that adds a bit of magic to the stuff of everyday life. Her sense for airy but immediate melodies propels the band over drummer/producer Ray Ketchem’s studio wizardry. Meanwhile the musical conversation is fleshed out by guitarist Sean Eden (of Luna fame), keyboardist Carl Baggaley, and bassist Martin Olson. A new guitarist, Chris Robertson has recently been added to the line up. Elk City is available for pre-order now - out March 16th, 2018.
The Langley Schools Music Project Double LP
The Langley Schools Music Project is a 60 voice chorus of rural school children from western Canada singing the songs of The Beach Boys, Paul McCartney, David Bowie and many more. Captured in the school gymnasium, the recordings were never meant for commercial release but were pressed on LP for the students, family and friends. Double LP is available now through the Bar None store - out January 26, 2018 - CD available now!
The Paranoid Style "Underworld USA"
On the heels of 2016's critically beloved garage-punk broadside Rolling Disclosure, Elizabeth Nelson (The Paranoid Style) returns with a new six song EP Underworld USA, featuring the sharpest, most far reaching writing of her young but already storied career. Underworld USA finds Nelson marinating in her love for glam and jangle-rock on tracks like the infectious Mott-like piano romp of "Dominoes In Drag" and the soaring Go-Betweens-meets-Dylan panorama "Hawk vs. Prez." Underworld USA is available now on digital!
The Moms "Doing Asbestos We Can"
Joey and the brothers Jon and Matty are the powerful trio who have embraced the moniker The Moms. In their matching hazmat suits they are delivering Doing Asbestos We Can a great rockin’ album that fires on all cylinders while bending musical genres to their will. Old school rock and roll, punk rock rave ups , emotional power ballads--- it all here. These guys know how to write memorable songs. Now more than ever America needs the Moms. Doing Asbestos We Can is out now!
The Spinto Band Deluxe Double LP
Deluxe double LP of the classic 2005 debut Nice and Nicely Done that Spin Magazine called "Giggly, exuberant, intensely melodic indie pop" with "addictive harmonies." Includes Spinto Band staples "Oh Mandy", “Brown Boxes", “Japan is an Island" and a full bonus disc of 12 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED B-SIDES recorded during the original sessions. An elpees worth of tunes! Out now!
Overlake "Fall" Out Now!
"... they take the generic boundaries of shoegaze and run with them, ending up with something strong, smart, and occasionally quite beautiful for their troubles.” - All Music 4/5
Overlake is a three-piece band from Jersey City, comprised of Tom Barrett (voice, guitar), Lysa Opfer (Bass, voice), and Nick D’Amore (drums). Their second album Fall is available now through the Bar None Store, and on streaming wherever you listen!
New Music from The Feelies
Impose Magazine recently called The Feelies “… one of the most influential bands in the history of alternative and underground music” and Rolling Stone cites them as “a template of formal perfection.” They have influenced bands like REM, Yo La Tengo, Real Estate and WEEZER, Now during their 40th anniversary comes In Between their first album of all new material in over 6 years. While working the post-VU moves they are famous for this album brings some interesting new sonics into the mix. The album is both quieter and decibolically furious than anything they’ve ever done. Record out now!