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Big Thief
Capacity

Brooklynite 4-piece Big Thief bring us their eagerly anticipated sophomore full-length release, Capacity. Adrianne Lenker's songwriting is concerned with identity and the many faces we present as women and men. The band continue to train ever brighter lights upon the wonders of the world, while drilling down into the darker recesses of the human condition. That's deep. LP and CD on Saddle Creek.
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Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake It's Morning

Bright Eyes released two albums on the same day back in 2005. Those were 'Digital Ash in a Digital Urn' and this one. Conor Oberst is very much from the Elliott Smith school of depressing songwriters who are neither straight up indie nor proper folk. He puts a lot of emotion in his voice which can either melt hearts of his fans or irritate the naysayers. Either way, this one is his most popular and acclaimed album that longtime fans still adore to this day.

Land Of Talk
Indistinct Conversations

Indistinct Conversations is the fourth album by Canadian indie band Land of Talk. They are led by singer, guitarist and keyboard player Elizabeth Powell. This album is fuelled by her bad experiences at the hands of men. Judging by the melodic yet melancholy first single, Weight of That Weekend, their sound is more acoustic pop / rock, but I’m assured they make a bit of racket, just like in their early days, on the album too.
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Disq
Collector

Wisconsin five-piece Disq enter their collective twenties with their latest album, out in early March via Saddle Creek. Positioned between alt-folk, post-punk and lo-fi indie, Collector is assembled from demos put together over the years by the band’s various members and licked into shape by veteran producer Rob Schnapf. 
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Frances Quinlan
Likewise

Frances Quinlan is the front woman of american indie band Hop Along, although she is already a well established solo artist. Likewise is her latest album and sees her experimenting with synths and using fewer guitars than she usually might. Her voice and heartfelt delivery doesn’t change though, so fans will still delight in this new record.
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Black Belt Eagle Scout
At The Party With My Brown Friends

Having secured so many end-of-year accolades in 2018 with her Black Belt Eagle Scout debut album Mother of My Children, Katherine Paul wastes no time in following it up. In contrast to the guitars of that debut, At The Party With My Brown Friends is characterised by soft pianos and understated vocals. 
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Ada Lea
What We Say In Private

Musician and artist, Ada Lea, hails from Quebec, Canada. She seems just as at home with a double bass as she does with an electric guitar. Her inspiration comes from a number of sources - artists such a Frida Kahlo and Eva Hesse, the writing of Sylvia Plath, folk/blues troubadour Karen Dalton and all-round genius Nina Simone. What We Say In Private was borne out of a sleepless, yet productive, period of time following a break-up.
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Stef Chura
Midnight

Midnight is the second album by Michigan indie rocker Stef Chura. It follows her 2017 debut, Messes. The album was produced by Will Toledo, who you may know as the Car Seat Headrest guy. The albums treads similar ground to Pixies, Throwing Muses and The Breeders, a fact that I’m sure Chura would be delighted with. On Saddle Creek.
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Black Belt Eagle Scout
Loss & Relax / Half Coloured Hair

Following the critical acclaim that greeted last year’s album Mother of My Children, Katherine Paul releases a brand new Black Belt Eagle Scout single, presented on 7” vinyl. ‘Loss & Relax’ has existed since 2017, while ‘Half Coloured Hair’ is a deeply affecting new love song.
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Tomberlin
At Weddings

Sarah Beth Tomberlin is the daughter of a pastor, and attended a Christian school before dropping out. Through the plaintive folk of At Weddings, she searches for an identity distinct from her faith. At the same time the album is inspired by Christian music, creating a profound tension at her music's heart. 
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The Faint
Egowerk

You’ve probably noticed what a toxic, disappointing place a social media forum can be. A hotbed of egotistical confrontation. Omaha electro-punks The Faint too have noticed and have made their self-produced seventh Egowerk album all about it. It’s slick, dramatic and fast paced, and perhaps their most electro sound to date.
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Hand Habits
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Hand Habits is the project of Meg Duffy, who has been a touring member of Kevin Morby's band. Don't worry we've not made a mistake with the album title, it is indeed placeholder which here stands for Duffy's interest in the undefined, in what lies between. The folk songs on placeholder build on this notion lyrically generously waiting to be endowed with meaning. 
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Adrianne Lenker & Buck Meek
A Sides and B Sides

Big Thief duo Adrianne Lenker & Buck Meek bring together their 2014 EPs A-Sides and B-Sides on one slab o’ wax/disc o’ polycarbonate. Anyone who copped the records when they first saw light of day will know that these are spare indie-folk affairs that any Zooey Deschanel-types in your life will go crazy for. For those who're new here - these are spare indie-folk affairs that any Zooey Deschanel-types in your life will go crazy for.
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Adrianne Lenker
Hours Were The Birds

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Young Jesus
The Whole Thing Is Just There

Los Angeles quartet Young Jesus have turned a few heads in recent times, particularly with 2017’s excellent eponymous record. Now less than a year on from that album we get this new six-song set. The Whole Thing Is Just There has a little more of an emo feel (we’re talking Desaparecidos rather than Fall Out Boy) than the last outing, but the alt-rock and indie stylings of Slint and Ought continue to apply some pressure.
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Adrianne Lenker
Abysskiss

A collection of new and unforgotten songs from Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker. The songs on Abysskiss are much more intimate than those Lenker plays with her band, giving us a more complete vision of her abilities as a songwriter. The guitar playing is plaintive and tender, and her singing is warm and welcoming. On Saddle Creek.
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Black Belt Eagle Scout
Mother Of My Children

Black Belt Eagle Scout seems to be taking off. The solo-project by Katherine Paul brims with the different musical influences from her youth--from her Native family’s powwows to old grunge mixtapes, and is already a big hit on the blogs and streams. And we get it, Mother of my Children is a fuzzy and also very soulful affair. For fans of Chastity Belt, Pity Sex.
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Sam Evian
You, Forever

From the music of his sophomore LP You, Forever, It’s easy to see how New York songwriter Sam Evian has scored opening slots for bands like Whitney and Teenage Fanclub. The influence of the former is particularly strong on this album, a collection of wistful jangles that owes quite a debt to bands like The Byrds. The reel-to-reel machine used to track You, Forever lends the record a nice sheen of authenticity too.
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Hop Along
Bark Your Head Off, Dog

Blessed are the emo at heart as Hop Along, royalty of woe and heart-wrench, returns with another record of skewed songwriting. Painted Shut progressed her sound further from its entrenched sparsity and its follow-up doubles down on the dynamism: Bark Your Head off, Dog, is a record that collects older and more nostalgic pop influences into the usual broth of grunge, folk and open source feelings.
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Palehound
YMCA Pool / Sea Of Blood

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Young Jesus
Young Jesus

The third LP from these LA post-punkers Young Jesus is a hyper eloquent affair reminiscent of Slint and Ought. Frequently tender, often wistful, occasionally raucous, S/T covers a lot of musical bases while still remaining a cohesive aesthetic hole. The singer’s voice is nice too, sounding like a less whiny version of the vocalist from Alt-J.
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Stef Chura
Messes

A DIY hero in her home state of Michigan, Stef Chura’s LP for Saddle Creek is a smart and confident grunge revival record. Shades of Colleen Green, Angel Olsen and Girls colour Messes, and Chura’s voice is a commanding presence. She shows good compositional range throughout, zipping between styles with ease, and her knack for a hook doesn’t go amiss either. Good clean fun.

Bright Eyes
A Christmas Album

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The Mynabirds
Be Here Now

This entire album was written AND recorded in two weeks, yet listening to it you really wouldn't think it at all. Be Here Now is the latest release from The Mynabirds. Never a stranger to bring politics into their music, lead singer Laura Burhenn speaks about how the album is a voice for those left behind by current day America and the era of 'Trump-ism'. Available on Vinyl LP and released on Saddle Creek. 
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Hand Habits
Yr heart

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Twinsmith
Stay Cool

Taking a step back from the in your face poppier productions from their last album, Twinsmith have stripped back and gone for a more personal touch. Stay Cool brings softened and hazy pop-rock that lands smack in the centre of a venn diagram consisting of Phoenix, Fleetwood Mac, and Currents era Tame Impala.
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Land Of Talk
Life After Youth

Elizabeth Powell has had a somewhat rocky love affair with her Land Of Talk project, with everything seeming to go wrong a forced hiatus occurred 7 years ago, but of course catharsis was found in building the project back up, reunited with original drummer and featuring guests Sharon Van Etten, Steve Shelley they return to Bright Eyes’s Saddle Creek label with powerful self empowered indie rock tracks.
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Wilder Maker
New Streets

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Big Thief
Mythological Beauty

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Bright Eyes
Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil

A reissue of Bright Eyes' 2002 full length release, Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil. With equal parts folk and indie, frontman Conor Oberst's authentic and well-crafted songwriting is accompanied by his shaky Nebraska voice and diverse instrumentation including orchestral elements, a rock line-up and often just simple acoustic guitar. Released on Vinyl LP and CD on the Saddle Creek label.

Bright Eyes
Fevers and Mirrors

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Big Thief
Dandelion

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Sam Evian
Premium

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Bright Eyes
The Studio Albums 2000 – 2011

Here, have a massive motherload of Bright Eyes: six full albums from the era 2000 - 2011, each of them remastered to perfection. That comes to 6 CDs, or a back-breaking 10 LPs if you choose the vinyl box, which also includes photo prints and a new essay on Conor Oberst’s prime project. Limited edition boxes on Saddle Creek.

Big Thief
Masterpiece

Big Thief is the next evolution of the music of Adrianne Lenker, drawing in her long-term creative collaborator Buck Meek and, for the first time, a regular rhythm section. Masterpiece (a bold title eh?) has the relaxed, guitar-led swagger of so much 90’s alt-rock, and Lenker’s songs manage to be instantly memorable. Released by Saddle Creek.
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The Thermals
We Disappear

The Thermals are an old-school punk-rock band, their tracks bursting with a sense of abandon. The Portland trio have been doing this for years, so all the elements (howled vocals, guitars to put a smile on your face) are perfectly in place; time hasn’t dulled their thrill though. Available on CD, or in a clear vinyl edition that is limited to just 400 copies. Out on Saddle Creek
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Mynabirds
Lovers Know

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Broken Spindles
Fulfilled

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Bright Eyes/ Neva Dinova
One Jug Of Wine, Two Vessels

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Twinsmith
Alligator Years

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Hop Along
Painted Shut

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Jake Bellows
New Ocean

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Cursive
The Ugly Organ (Deluxe)

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Orenda Fink
Blue Dream

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Pujol
Nasty, Brutish and Short

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Twinsmith
Honestly

Weezer indebted Twinsmith follow their self-released debut album with Honestly. A well produced slice of radio-friendly pop. B-Side features "1 30" and "Big Deal". Perhaps thinks it's catchier than it is. Out on vinyl 7” on Saddle Creek. Limited to fifty copies in the UK.
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Mynabirds
Generals - Remixed

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Icky Blossoms
Icky Blossoms

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The Thermals
Desperate Ground

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Desaparecidos
Read Music / Speak Spanish

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Big Harp
Chain Letters

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The Faint
Danse Macabre Deluxe Edition

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Mynabirds
Generals

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Cursive
I Am Gemini

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Lullaby For The Working Class
The Ebb & Flow, The Come & Go, The To & Fro

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Cursive
Cursives Domestica

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The Faint
Blank-Wave Arcade

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Son Ambulance
Euphemystic

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Bright Eyes
First Day of My Life

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Adam Haworth Stephens
We Live On Cliffs


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The Rural Alberta Advantage
Departing

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Bright Eyes
The People's Key

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Azure Ray
Drawing Down the Moon

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Rural Alberta Advantage
Hometowns

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The Rural Alberta Advantage
Drain The Blood

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Old Canes
Feral Harmonic

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Orenda Fink
Ask The Night

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O+S
O+S

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Cursive
Mama I'm Swollen

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Ladyfinger (Ne)
Dusk

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Neva Dinova
You May Already Be Dreaming

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Two Gallants
Two Gallants

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The Good Life
Help Wanted Nights

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Georgie James
Places


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Georgie James
Need Your Needs

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Two Gallants
The Scenery of Farewell

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Various
SC100

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Now It's Overhead
Daylight Daybreak

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Beezewax
Happy Hollow

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Now It's Overhead
Dark Light Daybreak


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Cursive
Happy Hollow

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Bright Eyes
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

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Two Gallants
Steady Rollin'

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Two Gallants
What The Toll Tells

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Two Gallants
Las Cruces Jail

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Criteria
Prevent The World

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The Good Life
Lovers Need Lawyers

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Rilo Kiley
The Execution Of All Things

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Cursive
Domestica

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Bright Eyes
Every Day And Every Night

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