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NEW ALBUMS FROM THE DARLING FIRE, SURPRISES, AND FLORIDA MAN OUT NOW!

Mae's "The Everglow" Returns to Vinyl This Summer! June 22, 2018

The secret is out! Mae's The Everglow is returning to vinyl this summer! This brand new pressing features two LPs, two stunning new variants, and a 28 page foil-stamped storybook. On sale this Tuesday, June 26th at 10 AM PST. Get more details and sign up to be notified when it goes on sale here!


Man Mountain West Coast Tour with Ranges This Fall! June 15, 2018

Man Mountain is headed out on a west coast tour with Bozeman, MT's Ranges this fall! The band will be out in support of their debut full-length, Infinity Mirror, which which is available everywhere now. Don't miss your chance to see the band on the West Coast for the first time ever!

• Tour Dates:

9/28 - Ogden, UT - Funk ’N Dive Bar
9/29 - Las Vegas, NV - Artisan Las Vegas
9/30 - Los Angeles, CA - 5 Star Bar
10/2 - San Francisco, CA - El Rio
10/3 - Redding, CA - The Dip
10/4 - Eugene, OR - Sam Bond’s Garage
10/5 - Spokane, WA - The Observatory

Win a Custom Dearist Fender Guitar! May 24, 2018


Enter to win a custom Fender guitar used during the recording of Dearist's new album Sonder, a copy of the record, and a bunch of merch! There are ten different ways to enter and the more you do, the better chance you’ll have of winning. Read the story of the guitar and enter to win here! Contest ends June 8th!

Secret Stuff Premiere New Song "2828", A Collaboration with Square Peg Round Hole April 25, 2018

Secret Stuff's new song "2828" is a very special collaboration with our friends in Square Peg Round Hole. It's a story about loss and how the power of music can help us rebuild and move forward. Listen now at The Alternative and look for the single tomorrow at digital outlets everywhere.


Secret Stuff's Michael Pfohl says, "I wrote 2828 directly after losing something very important to me, the house venue I spent over 3 years of my life growing. After we got the news, I had to pack everything that I owned into a storage locker and leave the very next day for a tour. With all of those emotions swirling around in my head, this song was the only positive thing I could make out of the situation."

Evan Chapman of Square Peg Round Hole adds, "We were honored when we got asked to collaborate on a new Secret Stuff single. Since we are an instrumental band, and since the song Michael had written was already so strong, it was a fun challenge for us to assume new roles as purely accompaniment. All of our parts were created to compliment existing vocal lines, chord progressions, and rhythms. To match with Michael’s primarily acoustic sounds, we opted for the more organic side of our sound palette, using brushes on the drums and an upright bass bow on the vibraphone. This was a blast to work on and we are thrilled for it to finally get released!"

Upcoming Secret Stuff Tour Dates:

5/18 • Akron, OH • Bless This Mess
5/19 • Columbus, OH • Middle Earth
5/20 • Nashville, TN • The Spice Rack
5/21 • Memphis, TN • The Hi Tone
5/22 • St. Louis, MO • Foam


Kiska Premiere New and Final Song "Nibiru" April 23, 2018

Conspiracy theorists believe that our civilization will meet its ultimate demise today when the mystical planet Niribu makes impact with the Earth. Scientists everywhere have debunked this theory as a hoax, and whether it’s true or not, there is one thing we can confirm with certainty. Today marks the end of Kiska - and they are going out in a blaze of glory with a brand new and final song…aptly titled "Nibiru." Get the song at digital outlets everywhere now...and may god help us all.


Record Store Day 2018 Storewide Sale! April 20, 2018

Our Record Store Day sale is on! All weekend long, save 25% off everything storewide (except pre-orders and distro items) when you use the discount code RSD2018 at checkout. Additionally, you can get 3 mystery LP’s for only 25 bucks and all orders will include a free Spartan tote bag and free vinyl! Happy shopping!

New Honey and Salt Self-Titled Album Available Now! April 6, 2018

The new album from Austin, Texas' math rock masters, Honey and Salt, is out everywhere now! On their self-titled album, the band demonstrates the remarkable ability to turn highly intricate music into something incredibly accessible and they deftly use everything from Kinsella-esque guitar lines, to post-rock dynamics, to hardcore ferocity — all while packing an emotional resonance straight out of DC’s Revolution Summer. Get it on limited edition vinyl or wherever you get digital music here and look for the band on tour now!

Dearist Premiere "Fool's Heart" Music Video at New Noise Magazine April 5, 2018

Wolverhampton, UK rockers Dearist are debuting the music video for their latest single "Fool's Heart" at New Noise Magazine. The song comes off their upcoming sophomore full-length Sonder which will be released on April 27th. Pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to receive an instant download of the new songs “Drowning” and "Fool's Heart" as well as the band's newly remastered debut album This House Has No Windows.

Front man Adam Binder says:
“At the time of coming to write lyrics for the song, a family member of mine was pretty ill and it was on my mind a lot, so the lyrics came out about that. The words “My fool’s heart’s fading” is about losing that innocence - that thought that nothing bad can happen to you and your loved one and realizing it can happen at any moment."

Honey and Salt Premiere the "Math Rock Anthem" "Oyster" at Substream. New Album Out Friday! April 4, 2018

Austin math rock masters, Honey and Salt, are gearing up to release their self-titled full length this Friday! We've teamed up with Substream Magazine to share a preview of the album with their explosive and melodic new single, "Oyster." Substream called the track a "math-rock anthem" that "...exemplifies all that Honey and Salt can be with their new album."


"Oyster" is one of the most dynamic cuts from Honey and Salt. The track ebbs and flows through intricate Kinsella-esque guitar work, atmospheric interludes, and an absolutely tremendous chorus that highlights the band's ability inject huge hooks into technical music. Lyrically the song deals with the central philosophical themes of the album as vocalist/guitarist, Wade Allen, wrestles with the pull of nihilism in the face of insurmountable global issues versus the innate desire to care deeply for the world around him.

The band has also announced a run of U.S. tour dates, which start this week with their record release show in Austin. Check out the band on tour all throughout April!

04/06 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
04/07 - Denton, TX @ Backyard on Bell
04/08 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
04/10 - Norman, OK @ Red Brick Bar
04/12 - Springfield, MO @ The Outland
04/13 - St. Louis, MO @ Foam
04/14 - Urbana, IL @ Ghost Planet
04/15 - Chicago, IL @ The Courtroom
04/18 - Ruston, LA @ Well-Built Stage
04/19 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
04/20 - Houston, TX @ Spruce Goose: Social Flyers Club
04/21 - McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura
04/25 - Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records In-Store
04/26 - Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall

Watch Honey and Salt Perform "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting" Live at Fecking Bahamas! March 28, 2018

Austin, TX’s Honey and Salt are set to release their self titled album on April 6th and we're stoking appetites with a live in-studio recording of "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting." Watch it now at Fecking Bahamas. A blend of math textures, punk aesthetic, and pop-inspired design, the new single has hooks to spare. Filmed on the campus of UT Austin, the video captures the band's signature live sound – a stylistic choice that remains an important motif, even in their studio recordings. At once complex and undeniably danceable, "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting" captures the essence of Honey and Salt; bursts of emotive lyricism, tightly wound passages, and catchy crescendos glowing. Pre-order the band's self-titled album on limited edition vinyl now to get an instant download of two songs!