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Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band are coming! They have a new album, Front Porch Sessions, out on Friday March 10th. We're celebrating with a FREE instore performance from the band at 6pm on that day. Bring the whole family and pick up their brand new CD or LP + a fancy poster from our friend at Goodnight Sweet Prints.

Need another instore? Look no further! Local-lads Hoops are releasing their debut album on Fat Possum this spring and we are hosting a party on April 26th! More info soon, mark yr calendars now.

New Releases - March 3rd

Middle Children - Earth Angel (Lets Pretend)

The auteur of Middle Children is Patrick Jennings, who writes, arranges, and records the band from Bloomington. His music became known to most initially through his band Hot New Mexicans, and later Purple 7. Jennings left Purple 7 to play music with childhood friend, Ginger Alford, formerly of the band Good Luck. The team enlisted a handful of musicians to make Earth Angel, include Kyle Houpt, Christopher Butcher, and Matt Tobey. Earth Angel remains sparse and economical, despite additions of multiple guitars, piano, synth, or upright bass. Jennings's voice is given plenty of space, allowing the listener to catch the many nuances in his delivery, how each syllable seems to emote, quickly shifting from vulnerable to confident, a whisper to a shout.

Temples - Volcano (Fat Possum)

Sun Structures was a technicolour dream of mysticism and spirituality. With its cosmic narrative, the album effortlessly conjured the golden era of psychedelic pop and quickly propelled the band into a starry universe, headlining festivals like Glastonbury and supporting the Rolling Stones. On Volcano, they fan away the metaphysical haze to reveal subject matter that's more tangible and raw, and, in the process, find themselves looking inward rather than through rose-coloured glasses. RIYL Tame Impala, Pond, MGMT.

Why - Moh Lhean (Joyful Noise)

The final words sung on the 6th album by WHY? are an apt place to begin: "Hold on, what's going on?" Because while there's much familiar about the oddly named Moh Lhean - mastermind Yoni Wolf's sour-sweet croon, his deadpan poet's drawl and ear for stunningly fluid psych-pop-folk-whatever arrangement - a great deal has changed in the 4 years since 2012's Mumps, Etc. It's significant that this is their first fully home-recorded album since the project's 2003 debut. Made mostly in Wolf's studio and co-produced by his brother Josiah, the result is obsessive, of course, but also intimate, and flush with warmth and looseness. Live at the Bishop on 4/20!

Chicano Batman - Freedom Is Free (ATO)

The group's previous albums crafted a distinct sound through their embrace of myriad musical touches, including the psychedelic fuzz of Rio de Janeiro's tropicalia and licks of surf guitar reminiscent of Lima's cumbia peruana. However, with Freedom Is Free, the group is now incorporating the rhythms of American soul and funk music. They've always exuded soulfulness in a broad sense of the term, but with Freedom Is Free, they're deliberately playing with 60s and 70s R&B influences. Ample credit goes to new collaborator Leon Michels, the Brooklyn-based soul producer who's worked with everyone from Lee Fields and the late Sharon Jones to the Black Keys and Wu-Tang's Raekwon.

Sleaford Mods - English Tapas (Rough Trade)

"Undoubtedly, absolutely, definitely the world's greatest rocknroll band." - Iggy Pop. Call them minimalist agit-rock, beat-based political punk, or... don't, but what you can't call them is half-arsed. They're aggressive, abrasive, and unabashed in their lyrical support for England's working class and in railing against the oligarchs who deny people their basic human and civil rights. Vocalist Jason Wiliamson shouts against austerity-era Britain's malaise with plenty of profanity, but even more cleverness and wit; and while his lyrics specify conditions in his home country, his anger and call-to-arms can unite all of us who witness and work under a system that privileges the wealth of the few over the bare comfort, and even the survival, of the just-as-worthy many.

Grandaddy - Last Place (Columbia)

Last Place is a perfect addition to the band's celebrated catalogue, that includes their breakthrough sophomore album, Sophtware Slump, and their debut, Under the Western Freeway. It's a symphonic swirl of lo-fi sonics and mile-high harmonies, found sounds and electronics-gone-awry mingling with perfect, power pop guitar tones. Jason Lytle's voice sounds as warm and intimate as ever, giving graceful levity to the doomsday narratives that have dominated the Grandaddy output.

Bela Fleck - Juno Concerto (Rounder)

Bela is the world's premier banjo player, a 16-time Grammy winner, nominated in more categories than any other musician, a genre-busting collaborator, a film producer and a composer. Foremost, though, he is a dad. The impact of fatherhood on Bela is reflected in Juno Concerto, named for his firstborn son with fellow folk musician Abigail Washburn. The album was recorded with the Colorado Symphony, and with the Brooklyn Rider string quartet. The banjo in these movements embodies the voice of doom, interrupting the music with dark, dissonant interjections culminating in a melancholy banjo solo- a contemplative end to the album that reveals his true depth as a composer.

Ibibio Sound Machine - Uyai (Merge)

Fronted by London-born Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of West African funk, disco, modern post-punk, and electro. The album title Uyai means "beauty" in Ibibio language and refers to the strength and free spirit of women in general and, in particular, the courage of the women in Eno's family, to whom she often refers in her writing. The album opens with "Give Me a Reason," a song about the 276 Chibok girls who were abducted in northern Nigeria in 2014 and remain missing to this day.

Don Muro - Synthesizer Pop for a New Age (1974-78) (Flannelgraph)

Flannelgraph is very proud to present what they personally consider some of the best synthesizer instrumentals ever created, somehow unreleased for 40 years! A music educator, composer and more, Don Muro is one of the good guys. On this release, he takes us on a delightful jouney through danceable jammers that would not be out of place on a Goodson-Todman production, sparse, contemplative prog and beautiful soothing space music. Imagine your favorite local television station ID bumper from 1976 extrapolated into a full album of sonic bliss. Limited edition of 259 copies on hazy multicolored vinyl, similar to the appearance of the lava on David Orr's brilliant cover artwork.

Methyl Ethel - Everything Is Forgotten (4AD)

The monster that is the new Methyl Ethel album is a vivid, compelling and mysterious creature, all sinewy, curvaceous pop nuggets and enigmatic currents. But asking their leader Jake Webb to explore those enigmas is met with a little resistance. "When I was making music alone, before I had the band, it was genderless and without a paper trail of information about my past." That paper trail leads back to Perth, the capital of Western Australia, where Webb imbibed the cassettes that he’d hear in his parents' car - "doo-wop, the Beatles, the Everly Brothers, Del Shannon, the Beach Boys, Harry Nilsson," he lists his favourites. "All my knowledge of songwriting is the old way. But I play with the form, to try and push the boundaries."

Minus The Bear - VOIDS (Suicide Squeeze)

On their 6th album, they started with a blank slate, and inadvertently found themselves applying the same starting-from-scratch strategies that fueled their initial creative process. All in all, it's an album that reminds us of everything that made us fall in love with Minus the Bear in the first place, and a big part of that appeal is the sense that the band is heading into uncharted territories.

Ed Sheeran - Divide (Atlantic)

Drawing inspiration from a wide array of experiences and subjects, Sheeran takes you through a hugely personal journey; be that reflecting on past relationships, family memories, his musical career or his time off travelling the world. Musically, it is a varied collection of beautifully orchestrated and emotive ballads, impassioned raps laid over hip hop beats, timeless acoustic guitar, and innovative, idiosyncratic pop music. Constantly on the move, the album was recorded between LA, London, Suffolk and while crossing the Atlantic aboard the RMS Queen Mary 2. Sheeran also created the album artwork concept, even painting the cover himself.

Also Released This Week

Marty Belcher / Jason Bivins / Tony Brewer / Chris Rall / Michael Rings / Joe Stone - Paris Suite (Urban Deer)
The Besnard Lakes - Are the Divine Wind 12" (Jagjaguwar)
Blanck Mass - World Eater (Sacred Bones)
Bleached - Can You Deal 12" (Dead Oceans)
Guy Clark - Best of the Dualtone Years (Dualtone)
Gabriella Cohen - Full Closure and No Details (Captured Tracks)
Findlay - Forgotten Pleasures (The End)
Toby Foster - 100 Ways [tape] (Lets Pretend)
Future Virgins - 7" Anthology LP (Lets Pretend)
Ethan Gruska - Recurring Dream (WB)
Tim Kasher - No Resolution (15 Passenger)
Lambchop - Is a Woman LP [reissue] (Merge)
The Monkees - Head Alternate LP (Friday)
Spencer Moody And The Anzalones - An Old Man Called Me Bud Cort LP (Lets Pretend)
The Muffs - Happy Birthday To Me (Omnivore)
Noam Pikelny - Universal Favorite (Rounder)
Radiation Risks - Goodbye Money 7" (Lumpy)
The Stranger - s/t 7" (Lumpy)
Trauma Harnass - Halloween Songs LP (Lumpy)

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Upcoming Concerts

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Tickets sold at Landlocked have a $1 service fee per ticket and are cash only. We sell tickets to most national acts at The Bishop and The Bluebird.

2/24 - Nobunny @ The Blockhouse
2/25 - The Record Company / Jamestown Revival @ The Bluebird
3/1 - Lee Fields @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
3/5 - Durand Jones and the Indications @ The Bishop
3/7 - Victor Wooten Trio @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
3/7 - Alex Cameron @ The Bishop
3/9 - Nikki Lane / Brent Cobb / Jonathan Tyler @ The Bluebird
3/10 - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band @ Landlocked Music - FREE!
3/11 - George Harrison: Living in the Material World @ IU Cinema
3/16 - Dinosaur Jr @ The Bluebird
3/17 - JD McPherson @ The Bluebird
3/18 - Matt Pryor (Get Up Kids) & Dan Adriano (Alkaline Trio) @ The Bishop
3/20 - Jay Som @ The Bishop
3/22 - Tim Darcy [Ought] / Molly Burch @ The Bishop
3/22 - Rahim AlHaj @ IU Archives of Traditional Music
3/25 - Whitey Morgan & the 78s @ The Bluebird
3/26 - Rahsaan Roland Kirk: The Case of the Three Sided Dream @ IU Cinema
3/31 - Wu Man @ Buskirk-Chumley Theatre
4/1 - Cherry Glazerr @ Blockhouse
4/5 - Sones de Mexico @ Mathers Museum of World Cultures
4/12 - Samite @ Monroe County Public Library
4/12 - Marc Cohn @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
4/13 - eTown Live Taping w/ Damien Jurado & Lera Lynn @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
4/15 - WIUX Culture Shock @ Dunn Meadow
4/20 - Why? @ The Bishop
4/23 - Of Montreal @ The Bluebird
4/26 - Hoops Album Release Show! @ Landlocked Music
4/27 - Dead Man Winter [Trampled by Turtles] @ The Bluebird
4/30 - Mary Wilson of the Supremes @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
5/2 - Blues Traveller @ The Bluebird
5/8 - Whitney @ The Bluebird
5/10 - NE-HI @ The Bishop
5/13 - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
5/16 - Jimmy Eat World @ The Bluebird
5/18 - Balance & Composure @ The Bishop
5/21 - Kris Kristofferson @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
5/31 - Sara Watkins @ Buskirk Chumley Theater

Road Trip to Indy!

2/25 - Lily & Madeleine @ ONB Center, Indy
3/7 - The Growlers @ The HiFi, Indy
3/13 - Eisley @ The HiFi, Indy
3/15 - Elizabeth Cook @ The HiFi, Indy
3/16 - Agent Orange / The Queers / Guttermouth @ HiFi, Indy
3/16 - Infamous Stringdusters @ The Vogue, Indy
3/17 - Snarky Puppy @ The Vogue, Indy
3/19 - Cold War Kids @ ONB Center, Indy
3/19 - Dawes @ The Vogue, Indy
3/31 - Biz Markie @ The Vogue, Indy
4/5 - Margo Price @ The HiFi, Indy
5/13 - Eilen Jewell @ The HiFi, Indy
5/19 - Adrian Belew @ Radio Radio, Indy

Landlocked Top 5

Our top 5 sellers for the week of 2/24 to 3/2

1. Ryan Adams - Prisoner (Capitol)
2. Six Organs of Admittance - Burning the Threshold (Drag City)
3. Dirty Projectors - s/t (Domino)
4. David Bowie - No Plan EP (Columbia)
5. Old 97s - Graveyard Whistling (ATO)


Cameron Avery - Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams (ANTI)
Cindy Lee Berryhill - The Adventurist (Omnivore)
Buzzcocks - Times Up (Domino)
Neko Case - Live from Austin TX LP (New West)
Steve Earle - Live from Austin TX LP (New West)
Greg Graffin - Millport (Anti)
Nick Hakim - Where Will We Go Pt I & II EP (ATO)
Hurray for the Riff Raff - The Navigator (ATO)
Jay Som - Everybody Works (Polyvinyl)
Valerie June - The Order Of Time (Concord)
Magnetic Fields - 50 Song Memoir (Nonesuch)
Laura Marling - Semper Femina (Kobalt)
Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band - Front Porch Sessions (Thirty Tigers)
Porter Ray - Watercolor (Sub Pop)
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - The French Press EP (Sub Pop)
The Shins - Heartworms (Columbia)
Sir Was - Digging a Tunnel (City Slang)
Soundgarden - Ultramega OK [expanded] (Sub Pop)
Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives - Way Out West (Superlatone)
Tennis - Yours Conditionally (Mutually)
Thundercat - Drunk (Brainfeeder)
Paul Weller - Music From the Film Jawbone (Parlophone)

COMING SOON - Pre-Order and guarantee you'll have it the day its out!

*Ask - Discipline & Pressure LP (self)
Blackfield - V (K-Scope)
Gary Clark Jr. - Live North America (WB)
Counting Crows - LP reissues (Geffen)
Damaged Bug - Bunker Funk (Castle Face)
Dead Can Dance - LP reissues (4AD)
Depeche Mode - Spirit (Columbia)
Conor Oberst - Salutations (Nonesuch)
Obituary - s/t (Relapse)
Real Estate - In Mind (Domino)
Sorority Noise - You're Not As ______ As You Think (Triple Crown)
Spoon - Hot Thoughts (Matador)
Tedeschi Trucks Band - Live From The Fox Oakland (Fantasy)