Music

A rare full-band rock album from Seattle lo-fi heroes, Appalachian Yard Art. Little Ambulant Suns is the underwater '90s indie rock album of your dreams.

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Deadpan and vulnerable, grounded and surreal, Sara Renberg's indie-pop songs are small worlds that envelop and surprise. Night Sands, her second full-length, is a record about the desire for and fear of intimacy; about being 32, gay, and single. The album's story-songs are funny and sad, grounded and surreal, nodding to artists like the Silver Jews, Liz Phair, Frankie Cosmos, and the Mountain Goats.

Cover art by Liana Jegers. Recorded by Adam Lee at Jackpot Studios. On smokey-tint cassettes. 

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

Sara Renberg- Roger Miller Baby

Shimmery psych-pop from Philadelphia's Strange Parts. Attia Taylor and Corey Duncan's dueling vocals mesmerize over wild drums, guitars, and synths. A perfectly disorienting pleasure.

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A finally crafted thing indeed. A more mature songwriting that I can’t help but liken to Joni Mitchell, in the way the songs have moments of darkness and dischord that resolve so gracefully and how the songs are so catchy but never dumbed down. Some songs lush and bright, some songs rocking and aggressive. An album that is sure to make her fanbase grow across the lands.

Eleanor Murray- Street To Ride

Unbeatable, surfy power-pop, heartbreak gems from Chicago's Richard Album and the Singles. Highly recommended.

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Richard Album and the Singles- Quiet

Adam Lipman's The Slouch is an absolute gem of low-key indie rock. A casual croon over warm tones, a rhythm section moseying sweetly along, feeling good. Musical contributions from David-Ivar Herman Düne and Franklin Bruno (Nothing Painted Blue, The Extra Lens). For fans of Jason Molina, Kath Bloom, Spenking, Thanksgiving.

Cassette Store Day limited edition of 150. Released on the great Shrimper Records.

A stunning indie-pop gem a piece from Michigan's finest: Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good to Me, City Center) and Anna Burch (Failed Flowers, Frontier Ruckus). On rich maroon vinyl.

Released on Polyvinyl Records, distributed by Life Like. Listen on Bandcamp.

A split between psych-poppers Strange Parts and punky power-pop band Ogikubo Station (Mike Park of Asian Man Records and Maura Weaver of Boys). Solid all the way through. A pure joy of a cassette.

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Nicomo Views $10.00

Nicomo's Views is a smart six-song EP of breezy pop songs soaked in an ethereal haze. An early-morning hangout album meets complex after-dark mood music. For fans of Mega Bog, City Center, Shaggy Sample, Karl Blau, and Stephen Steinbrink.

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The third volume of our Selected Songs series is from former K Records artist and famously relentless tour-er Jason Anderson. What it Was and What We Wanted (Selected Songs 2005-2020) collects 14 songs from across his career--cult hits, B-sides, alternate versions--that combines his Midwestern anthemic rock songs with his emo-folk ballads and folk-punk scorchers. This collection aims to introduce a new set of listeners to Jason's music while simultaneously delighting his long-term fanbase. 

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