David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7 – Playtime

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We’re very excited to announce the release of Playtime, the first ever vinyl pressing of David Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7‘s debut album, originally released in 1999 by Hellcat Records. The album hits the shelves at fine record stores everywhere on June 21st. An “Indie Exclusive” cream colored vinyl edition, limited to 200 copies, will be available exclusively at independent record stores. The album will be widely available on black vinyl.     … Read More

Cabaret of Daggers: Panther Burns 40th Anniversary Howl! Tour

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In celebration of 40 years as a recording and touring artist, Tav Falco is hitting the road for his Cabaret of Daggers: Panther Burns 40th Anniversary Howl! Tour. We were honored to release Tav’s 18th album, Cabaret of Daggers, back in November, and are pleased to report it is the most critically acclaimed release of his expansive career. See below for the official poster and dates of the upcoming tour, and pick … Read More

Record Store Day 2019: The List

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The list is here! Record Store Day is quickly approaching, and we’re thrilled to announce a selection of nine exclusive pressings, including records from some of our favorite artists, past and present. You can read about each of the releases below. As a reminder, Record Store Day falls on Saturday, April 13th. Find your local participating store(s) on Record Store Day’s website.     Various Artists – Sun Records Curated … Read More

Unknown Instructors: Unwilling to Explain

We’re thrilled to announce the release of Unwilling to Explain, the forthcoming album from Unknown Instructors. Like previous albums, the line-up includes the former rhythm section of Minutemen and Firehose, bassist Mike Watt and drummer George Hurley, with Toledo-based poet Dan McGuire on vocals. On this fourth effort, the group adds guitarist J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr) to mix. Unwilling to Explain blends flavors of jazz, punk rock, spoken word, noise, and art-rock … Read More

Free Jazz February

If you haven’t noticed, we’ve been doubling down on our offerings of avant-garde and free jazz, and we’re not slowing down anytime soon! We’re happy to announce the release of three fantastic free jazz records, coming next month. You can all about them below, and pre-order copies from our online shop.   Cecil Taylor’s solo piano set at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1974 drew critical acclaim, earning five star … Read More

February 2019: Bunk Johnson & Leadbelly, Earl Hines, and Ben Webster

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We’re very excited to announce three new fantastic reissues coming in February 2019. Bunk Johnson & Leadbelly At New York Town Hall 1947, Earl Hines’ My Tribute To Louis, and Ben Webster’s The Horn will all hit the shelves at fine record stores everywhere on February 15th. In addition to the widely available black vinyl editions of each release, limited edition color vinyl pressings will be sold exclusively at Barnes & Noble. See below for … Read More

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