The Wldlfe - I'm Not Worried Anymore (2018)

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The Wldlfe - I'm Not Worried Anymore (2018)

The Wldlfe - I'm Not Worried Anymore (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 11 | 37:52 min | 87 Mb
Style: Indie Pop, Indie Rock | Label: The Wldlfe

Indianapolis' THE WLDLFE are an adept new wave- and dance-influenced indie pop ensemble with an emotive, lyrical sound. Formed in 2015, THE WLDLFE feature vocalist Jansen Hogan, guitarist/keyboardist Jason Boucouras, guitarist/keyboardist Carson Hogan, bassist Jack Crane, and drummer Geoffrey Jones. Along with two initial EPs, they grabbed attention early on for their exuberant live shows, and the 2016 single "Text Me." Along the way, they earned well-deserved comparisons to band's like the 1975, and Lany. A third EP in 2018 debuted the buoyant singles "I Don't Mind" and "Oversentimental."

Helios - Veriditas (2018)

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Helios - Veriditas (2018)

Helios - Veriditas (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 45:29 min | 105 Mb
Style: Electronic, Ambient | Label: Ghostly International

On respective edges of America — Oregon and Maine — Keith Kenniff records quiet music at night. “When things are calmer,” he says. “My mind is less distracted when I know that everything is dark outside.” For over a decade, such has been the mode — nocturnal, unrushed, using the same mini-cassette recorder, "a lovely little imperfect way to treat sounds" — for one of the country’s most understated composers. Kenniff has housed dozens of ambient releases under the name Helios since 2004, alongside post-classical output as Goldmund, shoegaze pop with his wife Hollie as Mint Julep, and commissions for film and television. It is a reliably transportive body of work that's earned Kenniff a cult following, and a genuine modesty that’s kept him on the fringes, right where he prefers, in the dark.

Greg Joy - Purple Fields (2018)

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Greg Joy - Purple Fields (2018)

Greg Joy - Purple Fields (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 16 | 64:56 min | 149 Mb
Style: Celtic, Folk, New Age | Label: Horizon West Music

Canadian guitar player/producer Greg Joy was born in Victoria. His love for the folk music of the British Isles led him to the Victoria Music Conservatory in the late '70s to study classical guitar. He has performed with a myriad of both Celtic and worldbeat groups, and has released numerous collections of Christmas and Celtic music of his own.

Jordi Francis - The Brightest Star (2018)

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Jordi Francis - The Brightest Star (2018)

Jordi Francis - The Brightest Star (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 43:29 min | 99 Mb
Style: Celtic, Folk, New Age | Label: Jordi Francis

"The Brightest Star" is Jordi Francis' debut album and a culmination of the last two years of a journey through losing his mother. From hopelessness to success, each song explores the very different and raw emotions he experiences through different phases over the past two years.

ohbliv - Retrospective (2018)

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ohbliv - Retrospective (2018)

ohbliv - Retrospective (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 28 | 72:45 min | 167 Mb
Style: Instrumental Hip-Hop, Beats | Label: Paxico Records

Paxico Records is proud to bring you Retrospective, a survey of the silky, home-spun productions signature of Richmond legend Ohbliv. These are his greatest hits, pressed on vinyl for the first time. Presented on double LP with mesmerizing labels, the album is 28 tracks hand-picked by the artist and label head Chris Hund, marking his most expansive career anthology to date.

Kalif - The Calm (2018)

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Kalif - The Calm (2018)

Kalif - The Calm (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 48:01 min | 110 Mb
Style: New Age, Piano | Label: Kalifmusic

KALIF features original piano based instrumentals with powerful and emotional string melodies. "The Calm" is similar to KALIF's previous work; however, this album was created with a more relaxing and peaceful feel. All of KALIF's music, with exception of Winds and Sunsets, were began by composing and recording the piano track first (on the spot) followed by layering in the strings and additional sound effects. KALIF currently lives in Hawaii with his family and used the beautiful and calming scenery of the island to inspire his music.

Hilang Child - Years (2018)

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Hilang Child - Years (2018)

Hilang Child - Years (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 10 | 35:27 min | 82 Mb
Style: Indie Pop, Indie Rock | Label: Bella Union

The special thrill of hearing an artist grow into their voice is emphatically served by the debut album from Ed Riman, the half-Welsh, half-Indonesian, London-based singer-songwriter and sound-scapist who records as Hilang Child. Released through Bella Union in August, Years radiates a rich sense of self-discovery in its lush, textured layers of sound and feeling. Between its blossoming choruses, multi-tracked harmonies and loose theme of embracing adulthood, it's an epiphanic debut from an artist not just fulfilling his early promise but reaching far beyond it. Hilang Child's gorgeous earlier tracks met with due acclaim, but Years is a great leap of faith for Riman. Looking back on his formative recordings as learning experiences, Riman says they taught him to trust his own talent over the lures of a "nice studio" and "fancy gear".

Miss Fortune - How the Story Ends (2018)

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Miss Fortune - How the Story Ends (2018)

Miss Fortune - How the Story Ends (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 9 | 33:54 min | 78 Mb
Style: Alternative Rock, Post-Hardcore, Emo | Label: We Are Triumphant Records

Founded by Eddie Cano and Mikey Sawyer after the pair parted ways with their respective bands (Cano from Scarlett O'Hara and Sawyer from Close Your Eyes) in 2012, Miss Fortune are a post-hardcore band who incorporate elements of plaintive emo and driving metalcore into their emotional sound. After rounding out the band's lineup with guitarists Josh Kikta and Harley Graves, bassist Ian Marchionda, and drummer Jason Connolly, they parted ways with Cano, who was handling harsh vocal duties, after deciding to take their sound in a more melodic direction. With Sawyer handling the vocals himself, the band's sound began to take root, and in 2013 they found themselves announcing that they'd signed on with Sumerian Records. Their full-length debut, A Spark to Believe In, appeared on the label in 2014.

Curved Air - Air Conditioning: Remastered & Expanded Edition (2018)

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Curved Air - Air Conditioning: Remastered & Expanded Edition (2018)

Curved Air - Air Conditioning: Remastered & Expanded Edition (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 21 | 93:55 min | 215 Mb
Style: Progressive Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Cherry Red Records

Originally issued on the Warner Bros. label in November 1970, “Air Conditioning” showcased the highly innovative talents of Sonja Kristina (vocals), ex-Royal College of Music student Darryl Way (violin), former Royal Academy of Music student Francis Monkman (electric guitar, piano, mellotron, VCS3 synthesiser), Rob Martin (bass) and Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums). Taking their name from the album “A Rainbow in Curved Air” by American composer Terry Riley, Curved Air’s debut album perfectly demonstrated the band’s innovative musical approach, blending classical, electronic and folk music influences in their work and featuring Sonja Kristina’s sublime vocals.

Curved Air - Phantasmagoria: Remastered & Expanded Edition (2018)

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Curved Air - Phantasmagoria: Remastered & Expanded Edition (2018)

Curved Air - Phantasmagoria: Remastered & Expanded Edition (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 49:12 min | 115 Mb
Style: Progressive Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Cherry Red Records

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of an expanded 2 disc edition of the acclaimed Curved Air album Phantasmagoria . Released in 1972 the album was the first to feature a line-up of Sonja Kristina (vocals, acoustic guitar), Darryl Way (violin, piano), Francis Monkman (guitar, keyboards, VCS3), Florian Pilkington-Miksa (drums) and new member Mike Wedgwood (bass, vocals). The band s third album featured such classic tracks as Marie Antoinette , the album title track and Melinda (More or Less) and was acclaimed and another hit album in the UK and Europe. This expanded two-disc edition includes three bonus tracks, namely two previously unreleased versions of Marie Anotinette and Melinda (More or Less) with French and Italian lyrics respectively and the non-album single Sarah s Concern (released on CD for the first time).

Deaf Wish - Lithium Zion (2018)

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Deaf Wish - Lithium Zion (2018)

Deaf Wish - Lithium Zion (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 11 | 37:43 min | 90 Mb
Style: Noise Rock, Punk | Label: Sub Pop

There’s an inherent flaw in the perennially alternating “rock is back” and “rock is dead” arguments: they are based on the idea that rock music is a logic-based choice a person consciously chooses to make. Contrary to the critics who are looking to suss out cultural trends and movements, the decision to play loud, distorted, unabashed guitar-rock isn’t a strategic move but a higher calling (or curse, depending on one’s point of view). Some might say the pursuit of rocking out via deafening amplifiers, crusty drums and a beer-battered PA is a spiritual one, an affliction that either strikes or doesn’t. Few groups today embody this sentiment like Melbourne’s aptly-named Deaf Wish.

The Cradle - Bag of Holding (2018)

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The Cradle - Bag of Holding (2018)

The Cradle - Bag of Holding (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 9 | 35:26 min | 81 Mb
Style: Indie Rock, Folk | Label: NNA Tapes

NNA is very proud to present new music from The Cradle, the artistic alias of New York City-based musician Paco Cathcart. His latest album ‘Bag Of Holding’ presents a more serene version of Cathcart’s guitar-and-voice based songwriting, integrating orchestral arrangements, spirited collaboration, and brilliant production techniques to give way to The Cradle’s most singular and focused work to date. In addition to working as a recording engineer focusing on analog mediums, Cathcart has honed his craft over the years as a member of bands such as Big Neck Police, Shimmer and Climax Landers, all the while prolifically crafting nearly 30 personal solo albums and experiments across various labels and self-releases. ‘Bag Of Holding’ takes all of these experiences and uses them thoughtfully to build a masterful, proper full-length album of highly personal and expressive orchestral pop compositions.

Clearance - At Your Leisure (2018)

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Clearance - At Your Leisure (2018)

Clearance - At Your Leisure (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 11 | 34:00 min | 79 Mb
Style: Indie Rock, Lo-Fi | Label: Topshelf Records

Chicago’s Clearance mixes eras and styles with ease (you're likely to hear as much Parquet Courts as the Soft Boys, for instance) and the result is a focused but coolly off-the-cuff sound that appeals to both the record-collector/fanzine set and casual rock fans alike. After a string of self-released 7"s and tapes began circulating in 2013, the band released its debut LP Rapid Rewards via Tall Pat Records and Unsatisfied Records, earning praise and topping many best-of lists upon its 2015 release. Are You Aware—another 7" released on Tall Pat—followed in 2016. The LP was mastered by Total Control’s Mikey Young and recorded with The Hecks’ Dave Vettraino around Chicago at Jamdek Studios, Public House Recordings, and their own West Side practice space, which they share with Chicago stalwarts NE-HI and Deeper. At Your Leisure isn't just the sound of a band confidently finding its voice, it's a reflection of one part of a thriving and collaborative local music community.

Thin Lips - Chosen Family (2018)

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Thin Lips - Chosen Family (2018)

Thin Lips - Chosen Family (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 13 | 37:24 min | 86 Mb
Style: Indie Rock, Power Pop, Punk Rock | Label: Lame-O Records

Thin Lips are a rock/roll type indie band who place a whole lot of value on humility, kindness, and erudite riffage. Following their fledgling EP, Divorce Year, Thin Lips released their first full-length record, Riff Hard (Kyle Pulley/ the Headroom) in May of 2016. Singer/guitarist Chrissy Tashjian steered Thin Lips down the middle lane of pop sensibility, while simultaneously testing the boundaries of some pretty wild licks, backed by rhythm keepers Michael Tashjian (drums and Chrissy's younger brother), and Kyle Pulley (bass/audio engineer), and auxiliary guitar player, Christopher M. Diehm. Following the release, Thin Lips toured relentlessly across North America and Euope, including dates with Modern Baseball, Cayetana and Worriers. In 2017, Thin Lips headed into the studio to start production on their sophomore LP Chosen Family. The album was produced by Joe Reinhart and Frances Quinlain of Hop Along, working as engineers, collaborators and occasional guests on the album. Chosen Family is a more sonically eclectic and emotionally deep effort from Thin Lips. Chrissy touches base on her queer identity, her recent bad breakup, and the loss of her younger brother, while focusing on the positives that she's found throughout the year: her Chosen Family.

The Shadracks - The Shadracks (2018)

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The Shadracks - The Shadracks (2018)

The Shadracks - The Shadracks (2018)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 12 | 32:15 min | 75 Mb
Style: Indie Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Damaged Goods Records

The Shadracks are a three-piece rock n' roll group hailing from Medway, Kent, with Babylonian overtones. Drawing lyrics from the forgetfulness and lost hope the group aims to play 40 years in the past, but with modern precision. The origins of the group date back over 6 months when Huddie Shadrack and Ellisa Abednego had a brief encounter in deserted park land. With a sheared an interest in incompetent punk and beat music it became paramount that they form a group, and quickly. At that very moment they heard the dulcet twang of old onion strings being plucked in the near versinity. Scouring the herbaceous borders the two friends happened upon Elle Meshack, harp in hand. Could she fix them into shape? The answer was 'yes!' So via a frosty garage in upper Strood The Shadracks' sound came into being. After just two rehearsals the cocky kids decided it was high time they recorded a daybut LP. And so it came to pass.