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Record Store Day is less than one month away! Saturday, April 18th at Landlocked Music. Browse the list of titles coming out on RSD and make your wish list. Further details on our own local celebration coming soon. We will have bands, DJs, and more - Save the date!

New Releases - March 24th

Bjork - Vulnicura (One Little Indian)

Billed as Bjork's "break-up record", Vulnicura leaves little to speculate. The cover image of Bjork with a gaping chest wound, provides a visual representation of the album's thematology. After a long period of philosophical (and often pretty inaccessible) albums, she returns with the most human-centered album of her career, which, to those familiar with her work, is some kind of apocalypse. The album's 9 songs, chronicling the story of a relationship, are almost inextricably linked with one another. Bjork proves that she is a phenomenal artist and, also, an amazing human being: wacky, weird, wondrous, wonderful. LP in a couple weeks.

Courtney Barnett - Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit (Mom + Pop)

Courtney Barnett is an Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist from Melbourne. Known for her witty, rambling lyrics and deadpan singing style, she attracted attention with her debut Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas, and the tracks History Eraser, Avant Gardener, and Pedestrian at Best. "She writes whole-heated, often-funny confessionals- and does it all with imaginative, quasi-psychedelic guitar playing and a sweetly sublime vocals." - Rolling Stone. Super sale price on the CD!

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly (Interscope)

CD only, for now. To Pimp A Butterfly is jazzy. It's soulful. It's (p-)funky. There are even elements of gospel and spoken word. It incorporates nearly every genre of black music and mashes them together flawlessly. Beats switch fairly frequently and each track bleeds into the next, making for a holistic, seamless experience. While it's near-impossible to discern production credits, the hypnotic keys on 'How Much A Dollar Cost' scream Dr. Dre. To compare it to Kendrick's past work, it's more Section.80 than it is good kid, m.A.A.d city, but it's most certainly a beast of its own- and that's a good thing.

Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire (Thrill Jockey)

Fantasy Empire, Lightning Bolt's 6th LP and first in 5 years, is a fresh take from a band intent on pushing themselves musically and sonically while maintaining the aesthetic that has defined an entire generation of noisemakers. It marks many firsts, most notably their first recordings made using hi-fi recording equipment, and their first album for Thrill Jockey. More than any previous album, it sounds like drummer Brian Chippendale and bassist Brian Gibson are playing just a few feet away, using the clarity afforded by the studio to amplify the intensity they project. Every frantic drum hit, every fuzzed-out riff, sounds more present and tangible than ever before.

Buena Vista Social Club - Lost & Found (World Circuit)

Coming almost two decades after the release of the original Grammy-winning LP, the new album is a collection of previously unreleased tracks. The studio tracks on Lost and Found were recorded at the 1996 Egrem studio sessions in Havana and during a period of rich and prolific creativity stretching into the early 2000s following the recording of the original album. Lost and Found also features live recordings from the world tours of Buena Vista's legendary veterans.

Jeff the Brotherhood - Wasted On The Dream (Infinity Cat)

Wasted On The Dream is the record the Orrall brothers been building up to since they first formed JEFF The Brotherhood in 2001. It's a van-rocking, bong-rattling slab that authentically captures their fiery mixture of 70s hard rock, 80s punk, 90s grunge and indelible pop melodies.

Laura Marling - Short Movie (Ribbon)

Laura Marling returns with her fifth studio album in seven years. The album, a follow up to 2013's Mercury Prize nominated Once I Was An Eagle, marks a new chapter in her sound and artistic development. Short Movie sees Marling move into new musical territory and may surprise fans with its prevalence of electric guitar. The album is freer and looser sounding than anything she has done before.

Vetiver - Complete Strangers (Easy Sound)

Complete Strangers marks the Easy Sound debut for Vetiver. Crafted once again with producer Thom Monahan, Complete Strangers is a stunning collection, at once beautiful and fragile, sweeping and delicate, haunted and hopeful. Current Carry is a soft-lit indie pop gem simultaneously reminiscent of 70s AM gold and startlingly current. Likewise, Loose Ends is a straight ahead power pop anthem sure to be welcomed by Vetiver fans new and old.

Hayden - Hey Love (Arts & Crafts)

Perennial Toronto musician and songwriter Hayden writes the most intimate passage yet in his decades-deep story. The follow-up to 2013's Us Alone, his sonically warm and emotive debut record on Arts & Crafts, is a heartrending love letter of hope and disarray. Hey Love addresses the widest spectrum of love as its muse, the album's 13 songs among Hayden Desser's most affective, tactile, rousing yet restrained work to date.

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Freedom Tower: No Wave Dance Party (Mom + Pop)

Freedom Tower (No Wave Dance Party 2015) is the follow up to 2012's comeback after 8 years silence, Meat and Bone. Rehearsed and polished in a string of secret gigs and unannounced opening slots in theaters, hotel bars, and dives (often under assumed names), and then recorded at the legendary Daptone House of Soul in Bushwick and mixed with Hip-Hop cult legend Alap Momin at the cutting edge of Harlem, Blues Explosion stomp on the faux underground oasis peddled by bourgeois hipsets and marketing jocks to deliver the real deal - rock'n' roll that is unapologetically nasty and strong.

Chastity Belt - Time to Go Home (Hardly Art)

Recorded by Jose Díaz Rohena at the Unknown, in Anacortes, WA, and mixed by Matthew Simms (guitarist for legendary British post-punks and one-time tour mates Wire), Time to Go Home sees Chastity Belt take the nights out and bad parties of their past to their stretching points, watch the world around them break apart in anticipatory haze, and rebuild it in their own image with stunning clarity before anyone gets hungover.

Oceano - Ascendants (Earache)

Oceano's evolution continues on their 4th full length venture. The band's trademark vicious hybrid of bone-splintering brutality opens into a new realm and attains a new level of malevolence. Ascendants is Oceano's crowning achievement, proving that in the world of down-tuned riffs, ultra-sick vocals and punishing blasts, they alone hold the keys to the secrets of the kingdom.

Seasick Steve - Sonic Soul Surfer (Bronze Rat)

Produced and written by Seasick Steve and recorded in his front room at the little farm where he lives in the UK, Sonic Soul Surfer marks his 7th studio record, and along with longtime wonder drummer Dan Magnusson, it also features Luther Dickinson (Mississippi All Stars) playing slide guitar on two tracks, Georgina Leach on fiddle and Ben Miller playing jaw harp on lead track Summertime Boy, a song celebrating the life and sunshine of California, where Steve is originally from.

Striking Matches - Nothing But The Silence (IRS)

While the debut album from duo of Sarah Zimmerman and Justin Davis fits in with today's commercial country scene, it also stands out from the rest of the pack with its driving rhythms and simple yet artful production by T Bone Burnett. The album occupies that sweet spot at the intersection of country, pop, rock and blues, where all of the elements blend to form an authentically raw and rootsy sound that has a timeless appeal across genres.

Tape & Vinyl & Print Zone

Jackson Browne - Standing In The Breach LP (Inside)
Burning Love - Down So Long 7" (Deathwish)
Johnny Cash - American Recordings 6LP Box (American)
Cathedral - Supernatural Birth Machine LP (Earache)
Faith No More - Superhero 7" (Ipecac)
Ben Folds Five - Whatever And Ever Amen LP reissue (Org)
Hot Fighter #1 - s/t [tape] (Bob Heavens)
Jawbox - My Scrapbook Of Fatal Accidents LP (Arctic Rodeo)
Mark Kozelek - Live at Biko LP (Caldo Verde)
Lather - Guitarsenic & Bowed Bass [tape] (Bob Heavens)
Mind Over Mirrors - The Voice Calling [tape] (Immune)
REM - Automatic for the People LP (WB)
Staple Singers - Freedom Highway Complete LP (Legacy)
Thin Lizzy - LP reissues (Mercury)
The Who - LP reissues (Geffen)
X (Australia) - Aspirations / Spurts LP (Ugly Pop)
Xetas - The Redeemer LP (12XU)

Also Released This Week

Joe Bonamassa - Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks (J&R)
The Cribs - For All My Sisters (Arts & Crafts)
Damon & Naomi - Fortune (20/20/20)
Geographer - Ghost Modern (Roll Call)
Humming House - Revelries (Rock Ridge)
Curtis Knight & The Squires w/ Jimi Hendrix - You Can't Use My Name (Legacy)
Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire (Thrill Jockey)
Liturgy - Ark Work (Thrill Jockey)
Nellie McKay - My Weekly Reader (429)
Van Morrison - Duets: Re-Working The Catalogue (RCA)
The 123s - We Are The 123s (self)
Pyramids - A Northern Meadow (Profound Lore)
Smallpools - Lovetap (RCA)
Thursday - Waiting [15th annv dlx] (Collect)
VA - A MusiCares Tribute To Paul McCartney DVD (Shout Factory)

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Upcoming Concerts

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A few highlights of up-and-coming live performances in Bloomington. Tickets sold at Landlocked have a $1 service fee per ticket and are cash only.

3/24 - Will Butler (of Arcade Fire) @ The Bishop
3/26 - Screaming Females / Shellshag @ The Bishop
3/27 - Mitski @ the Blockhouse
3/27 - Ja Rule @ The Bluebird
3/29 - Amen Dunes / Weyes Blood / Xander Duell @ The Bishop
4/7 - Robert Earl Keen @ The Bluebird
4/9 - Ne-Hi / Plateau Below @ The Bishop
4/10 - Twerps @ The Bishop
4/11 - WIUX Culture Shock w/ Foxygen, Twin Peaks, Tops, more @ Dunn Meadow
4/11 - Boxcar Books Rock N Roll Prom
4/11 - The Vespers @ The Bishop
4/12 - THEESatisfaction @ The Bishop
4/16 - Ativin @ The Bishop
4/18 - RECORD STORE DAY @ Landlocked Music
4/24 - Elvis Perkins @ The Bishop
4/25 - Diarrhea Planet @ The Bishop
4/30 - S. Carey @ Living Room Show
5/5 - Heaters / Heavens Gateway Drugs @ The Bishop
5/6 - Steve Gunn @ The Bishop
5/7 - Jessica Pratt @ The Bishop
5/21 - Turnpike Troubadours @ The Bluebird
6/10 - The Zoltars @ The Bishop
7/8 - Booker T Jones @ Buskirk Chumley Theater

Landlocked Top 5

Our top 5 sellers for the week of 3/16 to 3/22

1. Modest Mouse - Strangers to Ourselves (Epic)
2. Houndmouth - Little Neon Limelight (Rough Trade)
3. Glen Hansard - It Was Triumph We Once Proposed: Songs of Jason Molina (Overcoat)
4. D'Angelo & the Vanguard - Black Messiah (RCA)
5. Tobias Jesso Jr. - Goon (True Panther)

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

Ryan Adams - Blue Light 7" (Pax Am)
The Apartments - The Evening Visits and Stays for Years (Captured Tracks)
Kitty Daisy & Lewis - The Third (Sunday Best)
Death Cab for Cutie - Kintsugi (Barsuk)
Death Grips - The Powers That B (Harvest)
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress (Constellation)
Govt Mule - Dub Side of the Mule (Evil Teen)
Jose James - Yesterday I Had the Blues: Music of Billie Holiday (Blue Note)
The King Khan & BBQ Show - Bad News Boys (In the Red)
Kitty Daisy & Lewis - The Third (Sunday Best)
Lower Dens - Escape from Evil (Ribbon)
Madeon - Adventure (Columbia)
Jesse Malin - New York Before the War (One Little Indian)
Marching Church - This World Is Not Enough (Sacred Bones)
Merchandise - (Strange Songs) In the Dark [reissue] ()
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful (Nuclear Blast)
The Prodigy - The Day Is My Enemy (WB)
Reptar - Lurid Glow (Joyful Noise)
Boz Scaggs - A Fool to Care (429)
Soft Moon - Deeper (Captured Tracks)
Ringo Starr - Postcards From Paradise (Universal)
The Staves - If I Was (Nonesuch)
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)
Van Halen - [reissues] (WB)
Wale - The Album About Nothing (Atlantic)
Ryley Walker - Primrose Green (Dead Oceans)
Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts - Blaster (Ingrooves)
William Elliott Whitmore - Radium Death (Anti)


Jessie Baylin - Dark Place (Blonderat)
Blues Traveler - Blow Up The Moon (Loud & Proud)
Chavez - LP reissues (Matador)
Doldrums - The Air Conditioned Nightmare (Sub Pop)
East India Youth - Culture Of Volume (XL)
Govt Mule - Dub Side of the Mule (Evil Teen)
Halestorm - Into The Wild Life (Atlantic)
Kelela - Cut 4 Me (Fade to Mind)
Pokey LaFarge - Something In The Water (Rounder)
London Souls - Here Come the Girls (Feel)
Lord Huron - Strange Tails (Iamsound)
Marina & the Diamonds - Froot (Elektra)
Matt & Kim - New Glow (Harvest)
Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ (Merge)
Josh Rouse - Embers of Time (Yep Roc)
Shlohmo - Dark Red (True Panther)
The Sonics - This Is The Sonics (Revox)
Sworn In - The Lovers / The Devil (Razor & Tie)
This Is The Kit - Bashed Out (Brassland)
Fred Thomas - All Are Saved (Polyvinyl)
Toro y Moi - What For (Carpark)
Umphrey's McGee - The London Session (Nothing Too Fancy)
The Waterboys - Modern Blues (Kobalt)
Waxahatchee - Ivy Tripp (Merge)
Weed - Running Back (Lefse)
Brian Wilson - No Pier Pressure (Capitol)
Cassandra Wilson - Coming Forth By Day (Sony)
Young Fathers - White Men Are Black Men Too (Big Dada)