Deradoorian - Find The Sun (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Deradoorian - Find The Sun (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Deradoorian - Find The Sun (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:28 | 1.06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and sonic visionary Angel Deradoorian has never shied away from testing aural and conceptual boundaries in her work. Fusing elements of indie rock, world music and dance rhythms, Deradoorian launched a solo career after making a name for herself collaborating with notable acts Dirty Projectors, Avey Tare of Animal Collective, and Flying Lotus.

Vex Ruffin - LiteAce Frequency (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Vex Ruffin - LiteAce Frequency (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Vex Ruffin - LiteAce Frequency (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 41:38 | 530 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

When Vex Ruffin’s family moved from Northridge, California to the City of Parañaque in the Philippines, their first car was a Toyota LiteAce. Swooping around the thick Metro Manila traffic between colorful jeepneys and tricycles in the compact van left a strong impression on young Vex. The Toyota LiteAce was immensely popular in early 90s Manila — beloved for its durability and reliability — and enjoys an intense, affectionate following to this day. Vex’s family’s LiteAce would hold his parents upfront, and him and his three younger siblings behind as they cruised in comfort.

Guided by Voices - Mirrored Aztec (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Guided by Voices - Mirrored Aztec (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Guided by Voices - Mirrored Aztec (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 40:10 | 483 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The GBV train shows no signs of slowing with their most welcome offering in years, so get on board! Chock full of hooks with some unprecedented moments as well
When we last heard from Guided By Voices, they had released an astonishing four albums in just over 12 months. Each has a distinctive creative identity: Zeppelin Over China was a meat-and-potatoes double album, Warp And Woof was a return to the band’s low-fidelity roots and under-two-minute earworms, Sweating The Plague was a slice of moody stadium rock, and Surrender Your Poppy Field was an unpredictable grab-bag of all of the above. After venturing through the tangled brambles of Plague and Poppy Field, here is a sunny summer reprieve, a relentless barrage of hooks—Mirrored Aztec is the latest stop on this runaway train.

Elbow - Elbowrooms (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Elbow - Elbowrooms (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Elbow - Elbowrooms (2020) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Front Cover | Time - 41:16 minutes | 479 MB
Rock, Alternative Rock | Label: Polydor Records, Official Digital Download

Following the cancellation of their spring tour amid the coronavirus pandemic, Elbow have offered their fans a worthy consolation prize by releasing their new live album, Live At The Ritz – An Acoustic Performance, a month early. While physical formats of the LP will be available 17 April, the album can now be found across digital and streaming platforms.

Sweet Spirit - Trinidad (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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Sweet Spirit - Trinidad (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Sweet Spirit - Trinidad (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:17 | 715 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Trinidad marks the Merge debut of this mighty sextet from Austin, TX. The songs are stripped down yet more intricate than ever before. It's a pop record made by punk rockers-sonically happy but lyrically bitter. Lustful, sassy, and passionate. Touting inspirations as varied as Prince, T. Rex, William Onyeabor, ABBA, Roy Orbison, Shintaro Sakamoto, Francoise Hardy, and Robyn, Sweet Spirit have created an album that pulsates with more LinnDrum and synth than guitar. From the opening riff of "Behold," Sabrina, Andrew, Danny, Josh, Jon, and Jake establish their slightly cynical world of fantasy, hard truths, and all manner of longing. "No Dancing" bemoans the lack of magic in the club, while live favorite "Fingerprints" sets out to "get you away from your lover."

The Revivalists - Made In Muscle Shoals (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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The Revivalists - Made In Muscle Shoals (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Revivalists - Made In Muscle Shoals (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 31:27 | 645 mb
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: front cover

New Orleans-based band the Revivalists left their home base in the Big Easy to record their surprise new EP, cutting tracks in another Southern city famous for its musical contributions. Made in Muscle Shoals, recorded at Fame Studios and out now, combines the group’s anthemic, uplifting brand of roots rock with the northwest Alabama’s trademark gritty soul on reimagined versions of the Revivalists’ songs, one choice cover, and one new track.

George Moir - Spare Room (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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George Moir - Spare Room (2020) [Official Digital Download]

George Moir - Spare Room (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 15:15 minutes | 188 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter George Moir releases his debut EP, Spare Room. The release was heralded by his single "Blame", released in February. Sharing a taste of the album, "Blame" is a warbly, piano-led indie bander, with gospel harmonies and self-produced bedroom flair.

Rustin Man - Clockdust (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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Rustin Man - Clockdust (2020) [Official Digital Download]

Rustin Man - Clockdust (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 39:46 minutes | 411 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Having waited 17 years for Drift Code, some may be surprised at Clockdust's swift arrival, but the album's roots can be found in the same extended sessions. "Early on I realised I had two albums worth of material," Webb explains. "The first tunes I wrote were electric guitar based, with long arrangements that built up in layers to something sonically quite dense. These became the bulk of Drift Code. As a reaction, I wrote a batch of songs that were tighter in their structure but had more feeling of space. These make up the bulk of Clockdust."

James Righton - The Performer (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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James Righton - The Performer (2020) [Official Digital Download]

James Righton - The Performer (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 35:48 minutes | 440 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

'The Performer' stands in stark contrast to the electro-hedonism of Righton's work with Klaxons. Instead, it spins through various points from 1970 onwards. It touches on the suave art-lounge of Roxy Music, the jangly grooves of R.E.M., the sumptuous psychedelia of latter day Beach Boys, and the songwriting gift of Nick Lowe.

The Districts - You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

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The Districts - You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Districts - You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:55 minutes | 917 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Debut track from The Districts upcoming 4th album 'You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere' - in stores March 13, 2020 - mixed by Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips) - Rob Grote, from the Districts discusses the album, saying "You Know I'm Not Going Anywhere is an unachievable promise," says The Districts bandleader Rob Grote. "It's about a dream for love to last forever and a yearning to postpone death. It is about wanting to escape everyday life while also craving time with one who's present. It's a plea to remain the same in the face of constant change, and the certainty of going nowhere fast."

JFDR - New Dreams (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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JFDR - New Dreams (2020) [Official Digital Download]

JFDR - New Dreams (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 40:12 minutes | 400 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Jófríður (pronounced Yo-Frida,) Ákadóttir AKA JFDR is something of an prolific Icelandic artist - having released music as part of va rious different groups including: Pascal Pinon, Samaris and Gangly. Jófríður, at the age of 25 has already toured across the Globe. Following on from 2017’s full length Brazil, this is first music proper to be released since. New Dreams is the second record from Icelandic singer, songwriter multi-instrumentalist Jófríður Ákadóttir aka JFDR. New Dreams deals variously in heartbreak, gratitude, habits, intuition, delusions, innocence, loneliness, meaning, empathy, vulnerability, security, identity, dependency, longing, beauty, love and, yes, dreams, old and new.

U.S. Girls - Heavy Light (2020) [Official Digital Download]

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U.S. Girls - Heavy Light (2020) [Official Digital Download]

U.S. Girls - Heavy Light (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 37:29 minutes | 424 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The highly anticipated seventh album by U.S. Girls, the protean musical enterprise of multi-disciplinary artist Meg Remy, will be released on 6 March entitled Heavy Light. While Remy has been widely acclaimed for a panoply of closely observed character studies, on Heavy Light she turns inward, recounting personal narratives to create a deeply introspective about-face. The songs are an inquest into the melancholy flavour of hindsight, both personal and cultural. Remy makes this notion formally explicit with the inclusion of three re-worked, previously released songs: ‘Statehouse (It’s A Man’s World)’, ‘Red Ford Radio’, and ‘Overtime’, the latter of which is released today as Heavy Light’s lead single. Its companion video, which stars Andrea Nann of the Dreamwalker Dance Company, was created by Remy.

The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane (Remastered) (1988/2020) [Official Digital Download]

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The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane (Remastered) (1988/2020) [Official Digital Download]

The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane (Remastered) (1988/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 37:20 minutes | 463 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Arguably Australia's greatest pop group ever, The Go-Betweens seemed to save the best for last when they split in 1989. (They reunited in 1999, and have issued two more studio recordings since that time). 16 Lovers Lane is simply breathtaking; it is a deeply moving, aurally sensual collection of songs about relationships and the broken side of love that never lapses into cheap sentimentality or cynicism. Songwriters Robert Forster and Grant McLennan had always been visionary when it came to charting personal and relational melancholy and heartbreak, but here, their resolve focused on charting the depths of the romantic's soul when it has been disillusioned or crestfallen, is simply and convincingly taut.

The Go-Betweens - Tallulah (Remastered) (1987/2020) [Official Digital Download]

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The Go-Betweens - Tallulah (Remastered) (1987/2020) [Official Digital Download]

The Go-Betweens - Tallulah (Remastered) (1987/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 38:53 minutes | 506 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Tallulah, the Go-Betweens fifth album, was supposed to be the band's breakthrough recording in America. That said, its sound is nearly a full-on break with the edginess that began to fade on 1986's Liberty Belle and The Black Diamond Express. More lush, rounded, and polished, it sounds like a record made in the mid-'80s thanks in large part to Lindy Morrison's use of drum programs in addition to her trap kit. Add to this the contributions of new member Amanda Brown on violin, oboe, and backing vocals and one has a revamped band. Fans didn't take to the new sound with kindness initially, but the songwriting of Forster and McLennan was so much more focused and taut, it more than compensates for production errors.

The Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express (Remastered) (1986/2020) [Official Digital Download]

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The Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express (Remastered) (1986/2020) [Official Digital Download]

The Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express (Remastered) (1986/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 45:42 minutes | 436 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Robert Forster's endearingly fey persona, equal parts Bryan Ferry and gangly bookstore clerk, reaches full flower on the Go-Betweens' fourth album, which tempers the angularity and occasional claustrophobia of the band's previous work with a new airiness and nervous romanticism. The lighter sound can be partly attributed to the growing influence of co-leader Grant McLennan, whose wistful "Cattle and Cane" and "Bachelor Kisses" lent grace to the Go-Betweens' sometimes stilted early records. McLennan's touch is all over Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express his "In the Core of a Flame," a love song that manages to be at once tenderhearted and impatient, is a highlight but this is still mostly Forster's show, and as such is a revelation.