Amatssou [Limited Edition White LP]
Vinyl: $29.99 PREORDER
"Some people have commented that Tinariwen have always been a country band, albeit a North African take on that most North American of genres. That idea is magnified on new album Amatssou, which finds the Tuareg band’s trademark snaking guitar lines and hypnotic rhythms blending seamlessly with pedal steel, piano and strings from guest musicians including Daniel Lanois, the embellished arrangements lending the songs an epic, universal application.
Full of poetic allegory, the lyrics call for unity and freedom. There are songs of struggle and resistance with oblique references to the recent desperate political upheavals in Mali and the increasing power of the Salafists. “Dear brothers all rest, all leisure will always be far from reach unless your homeland is liberated and all the elders can live there in dignity,” Ibrahim Ag Alhabib sings on ‘Arajghiyine.’ The album’s title Amatssou is Tamashek for ‘Beyond The Fear’ and it fits - Tinariwen have always been characterised by their fearlessness - and as Bob Dylan once said, the power of rock’n’roll is that it makes us “oblivious to the fear” as the music gives us the strength and resilience to confront adversity.
In the two decades since Tinariwen emerged from their base in the African desert to tour the globe, they have got to know many renowned country, folk, and rock musicians from the USA including Kurt Vile, Stephen O'Malley, Jack White, and Wilco. Tuareg nomads and cowboy drifters. Camel trains and mustang horses. The timeless horizon of the endless Sahara and the wild frontier of the Old West - several thousand miles of ocean may divide the desert blues of Tinariwen and the authentic country music of rural America but the links are as palpable as they are romantic."
CD: $24.98 Buy
Starting with their debut EP, the 5-member girl group NewJeans have taken the world by a storm & for the first time NewJeans’ 1st EP ‘New Jeans’ CD is available worldwide. The CD includes their global chart-topping songs “Attention” & “Hype Boy.” Available in 6 versions: NEWJEANS, MINJI, HANNI, DANIELLE, HAERIN & HYEIN. Contents include a CD, Outbox, Log Book (65 pgs), Pin-Up Book (76 pgs), 7 Phoning Manual Books, ID Card, 3 Sticker Packs, 5 Photo Cards, 6 Mini Posters. Dimensions: 304x234x30mm.
Vinyl: $27.98 Buy
Easy Star All-Stars
Ziggy Stardub [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red, Blue and Yellow Blended LP]
Vinyl: $23.98 PREORDER
Easy Star All-Stars return with their first new tribute album in over a decade! This is the first single from the upcoming April 2023 release of ZIGGY STARDUB, a reggae re-imagining of David Bowie's entire The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars album. This first single features the legendary Maxi Priest on vocals. As usual, the All-Stars bring an unparalleled attention to detail and creativity to their version of this timeless Bowie classic.
BSS 1st Single Album ‘SECOND WIND’
BSS – the special sub-unit of SEVENTEEN – is officially releasing their first single album, SECOND WIND. BSS stands for BooSeokSoon and is comprised of three SEVENTEEN members: SEUNGKWAN, DK and HOSHI. This first release contains a CD, Outbox, Photo Book (88 pages), Lyric Book (8 pages), Photo Card (random 2 of 6), Sticker, Habit Tracker Mini Card (random 1 of 3), BSS Mini Card (random 1 of 3) and Folded Poster. NA Retail Exclusive: Postcard (random 1 of 3). Dimensions: 185 x 156 x 16 mm.
Vinyl: $50.99 PREORDER
The 1st solo album ‘Indigo’ by RM of BTS is officially available for the first time on vinyl. ‘Indigo’ includes different tracks in collaboration with various artists that portray RM's prevailing thoughts. Contents of the album include a 12-inch Vinyl, Outer Jacket, 3 Premium Photo Boards, Booklet, Folded Lyric Poster, Instant Photo and Photo Card.
The 4th Album Repackage 'Ay-Yo' [A Ver.]
CD: $18.98 Buy
NCT 127's 4th full-length repackage "Ay-Yo" release news! NCT 127's 4th regular album repackage, "Ay-Yo," presents 3 new songs including the title song "Ay-Yo." These new songs make up, along with the 12 songs from the original fourth full-length album, a total of 15 songs. In addition, hit makers KENZIE, Dem Jointz, Andreas Öberg, and Simon Petrén joined again to set the music trend once again with the synergy created with NCT 127.
Meanwhile, NCT 127's fourth full-length repackage "Ay-Yo" will be released on various music platforms on January 30, and the album will be released on March 3 in the United States.
LE SSERAFIM will be releasing their Japan 1st single, FEARLESS. Along with the lead song “FEARLESS -Japanese ver.-,” the single will also feature the Japanese version of ‘Blue Flame’ and the band’s first Japanese original song. The Limited Edition A (CD + Photobook) includes a slipcase, a 32-page photo booklet, 1 selfie photocard (randomly enclosed out of 5) (WHITE BACCHARIS concept), and an 8-page Lyric Booklet.
Fania All Stars
Live at The Cheetah (Vol. 2) [LP]
Sony Masterworks Broadway is proud to announce the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of KPOP. The musical stars, from the world renowned K-pop group f(x), super star Luna as MwE, Julia Abueva, BoHyung (from the K-pop group SPICA and half of the duo KEEMBO), Major Curda, Jinwoo Jung, Jiho Kang, Amy Keum, James Kho, Marina Kondo, Eddy Lee, Joshua Lee, Jully Lee, Lina Rose Lee, Timothy H. Lee, Abraham Lim, Min (from the K-pop group Miss A), Kate Mina Lin, Aubie Merrylees, Patrick Park, Zachary Noah Piser, Kevin Woo (from the K-pop group U-KISS), and John Yi.
The exhilarating energy of a stadium concert meets the talent and passion of your favorite musical in KPOP! Packed with pulse-pounding new music and electrifying choreography, this original musical explores the relentless discipline, raw talent, and commercial ambition behind the international sensation. As global superstars put everything on the line for a special one-night-only concert, they face struggles both cultural and personal that threaten to dismantle one of the industry’s hottest labels. Featuring a cast of K-pop and musical theater stars, it's a multimedia experience unlike anything else on Broadway.
With music, lyrics, music production and arrangements by Drama Desk nominee Helen Park, and music and lyrics by Max Vernon, KPOP is directed byTeddy Bergman and features a book by Jason Kim with choreography by Jennifer Weber. Produced by Tim Forbes and Joey Parnes, KPOP is the first Broadway musical to celebrate Korean culture with Korean, Korean-American, and API representation on and off-stage.
The 1st solo album Indigo by RM of BTS is officially here. Indigo includes different tracks in collaboration with various artists that portray RM's prevailing thoughts. Contents of the album include a CD, CD Envelope, Outbox, Booklet, Postcard, Photocard (random 1 of 3), Fabric Card, Instant Photo and Poster. Dimensions: 258 x 176 x 26 mm.
CD: $19.98 Buy
BTS member Jin Is releasing a brand-new single titled “The Astronaut.” As a follow up to his Billboard-charting song “Moon,” Jin partnered with Coldplay for the song production. This release will be available in two versions. Contents include a CD, Outcover, Booklet (84 pages), Lyric Card, Folded Poster, Postcard, Seal Sticker (random 2 of 8), Graphic Sticker, and Photo Card (random 1 of 2). Product Dimensions: 150 x 150 x 20 mm.
La Dolce Vita (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): Remastered [2 LP]
Vinyl: $37.99 Buy
Nino Rota’s soundtrack to Federico Fellini’s masterpiece ‘La Dolce Vita’ has been fully restored and remastered from the original master tapes and will be released on CAM Sugar as part of the CAM SUGAR Heritage Series – the label’s collection dedicated to the scores synonymous with the history of Italian cinema.
PIOMBO – Italian Crime Soundtracks From The Years Of Lead (1973-1981) [Collector's Edition 2LP+7in]
Vinyl: $48.98 Buy
Introducing PIOMBO, a new CAM Sugar collection on Italian crime soundtracks. Fused with American jazz-funk, acid progressive rock, synth-infused disco and more, PIOMBO journeys into the scores that captured the sociopolitical turmoil of 1970s Italy. Restored and remastered from the original tapes, this release features previously unreleased music by Luis Bacalov, Stelvio Cipriani, Riz Ortolani, Franco Micalizzi and more. Collector's Edition 2 LP includes a bonus 7" single and original poster.
Quando l'amore e sensualita [2LP]
Vinyl: $38.98 Buy
Introducing QUANDO L'AMORE E SENSUALITA by Ennio Morricone, the fourth release in the MORRICONE SEGRETO series. The soundtrack is one of the undiscovered gems in Morricone's catalog. Newly remastered, this album features eleven previously unreleased tracks and marks the 50th-anniversary of the film's release. With its tonal experiments and compositional complexity, it shows the most obscure, dark-tinged, and psychedelic side of the Maestro and his unbridled creativity.
Normal version. 2022 release. Includes 80-page photo book, lyrics card, photo card + sticker.
NMIXX is a South Korean girl groups formed by SQU4D, a sub-label of JYP Entertainment. Consisting of LILY, HAEWON, SULLYOON, JINNI, BAE, JIWOO and KYUJIN, NMIXX debuted in February 2022 with the single AD MARE that featured the title track "O.O". The name NMIXX combines the letter "N", which stands for "now", "new", "next" and the unknown "n", and the word "mix", which symbolizes combination and diversity, altogether meaning "the best combination for a new era". NMIXX’s debut single AD MARE introduces a new genre called MIXX POP, packed with the confidence and ambition of a new group ready to take on the world. It blends in two or more genres into one flavorful song and represents the unusual experiment of NMIXX. “O.O” is a reinterpretation of baile funk and the track leads the listeners to the world of MIXX POP. After the start of promotions the MV of "O.O" surpassed 20 million views in the first 24 hours of its release. The song entered the Billboard Global Chart (excluding U.S.) at No. 71, and also ranked No. 138 on Billboard Global 200. Meanwhile AD MARE sold over 220K copies in the first week, recorded the highest debut album sales by a girl group ever in K-pop history.
(G)I-DLE is back and ready to show their global audience that they are stronger and more passionate than ever with a brand-new 5th mini album, I love. This new release is available in three versions: Act, Born and X-File. Contents of the package include a CD, Photo Book, Lyric Paper, Selfie Card (random 2 of 30), Bookmark (random 1 of 5), Sticker, Mini Poster (random 1 of 5) and Postage Stamp Sticker. Box Dimensions: 190 x 258 x 11 (mm). Online orders ship via random selection.
Cry With Tears: Greek-Albanian Songs Of Many Voices [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Maroon LP]
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Isokratisses (Greek for "women who sing the "iso" or "drone") is a vocal ensemble comprised of eight women who carry the ancient tradition of polyphonic songs from Epirus: a region in northern Greece and southern Albania. Born and reared in the Greek speaking villages around Deropoli and Politsani in Albania, the women of Isokratisses have sung these songs since childhood. The group ranges in age from 19 to 56 with some sisters in the group as well as an aunt. They were nurtured by this archaic music, listening and singing it with their family and friends. The songs were passed down from generation to generation. The group started its artistic activity in 2015, after the singer Anna Katsi took the initiative to encourage the younger members to perform regularly. The communal nature of polyphonic singing is a way of revitalizing an art that has declined in recent years and to reassert the primacy of female voices in the southern Balkans. Singing these songs builds an invisible bridge that connects the present with the past, the memories of childhood travel with the immediacy of daily life. On Oct 14, 2022, Third Man Records will release a full album of these solo polyphonic songs, with Grammy-winning producer Christopher King. "It is social music, woven into the fabric of poor, marginalized, and disenfranchised communities. Many of the songs are variations of mirologia (songs of fate, songs of morning) that used to be sung throughout the southern Balkans but have largely disappeared on an informal cultural level except for Epirus. Structurally, the songs are pentatonic (five notes with no semitones) and are composed of three or four distinct melodic voices that weave together in an organic yet unexpected way. The remaining members of the group provide the iso or “drone” that is the low tonic note of the melody." - Chris King
The 4th Album '2 Baddies' [Digipack Ver.]
CD: $13.98 Buy
NCT 127 returns in a genre-bending album of 12 songs that combine brilliant performance with appealing vocals. Lead single, ‘2 Baddies’, is a powerful performance-based hip-hop dance track. A signature synth sound & members’ energetic vocals create a lyrical portrayal of positive mindset, racing through life with confidence to reach success. Random Cover (out of 9 members) with matching Folding Poster, Random Photo Card, and Random Exclusive Photo Card.
Vinyl: $25.98 Buy
Hello World (Practice Version)
CD: $26.98 Buy
iPad style Notebook. 1x CD-R, 1x Photobook, 1x Photocard (random), 1x Folding Photocard (random), 1x Popup Card, 1x Hologram Sticker, 1x Hidden Poster (random, pre-order only), Autograph Polaroid Poster (pre-order only)
Following their 4th World Tour "III,” TWICE is back with an 11th mini album BETWEEN 1&2. This new album is available in 4 versions: Archive, Cryptography, Pathfinder & Complete. Contents include CD, Photobook (80 pgs), Sleeve, Box, Photocard (random 5 of 45), Film Photo Sticker (random 1 of 9), Polaroid Photocard (random 1 of 9), Folded Poster (random 1 of 9), Message Photocard (random 1 of 9), Heart Glass, Crossword Postcard (random 1 of 9). NA Retail Exclusive: Photocard Set & Folded Poster.
Primed for a massive summer, multi-award-winning Billboard chart-topper Sean Paul heats up 2022 with Scorcha, his 8th full-length album and Island Records debut. The album is a collaborative celebration of his Jamaican heritage and dancehall roots in which Sean trades the mic with Buju Banton and Damian Marley. Dancehall can be stereotyped as a competitive, macho space where sound clashes are king, but 2021’s Live N Livin set out to emphasize what’s possible when unity is the goal.
The World EP.1 : Movement [Random 1 of 8 Covers]
Boxset including 3 different album covers, 1 folded lyrics poster, 1 folded group poster, 1 photobook, 1 sticker set, 1 ID card (1 of 8 randomly packed inside), 1 member photocard (1 of 16 randomly packed inside), 1 additional member photocard - U.S. exclusive (1 of 8 randomly packed inside). Global sensation ATEEZ is back to begin a new journey with the first album in a new series, [THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT]. Praised for high-octane performances and bold musical stylings, ATEEZ sold 1.86 million albums in 2021 to firmly plant their name on the charts. ATEEZ also went on their first arena world tour "THE FELLOWSHIP : BEGINNING OF THE END" in 2022, meeting 150,000 fans from their kick off in Seoul, followed by five American cities and finishing with dates in five European countries. ATEEZ made history by being the first K-pop act to start a European arena tour after the pandemic. Having just wrapped up their search for precious [TREASURE], and a feverish journey in [ZERO : FEVER], ATEEZ unveils a powerful new concept in their next release [THE WORLD EP.1 : MOVEMENT] calling for change in our conformist reality.
Waziri Alhaji Oshomah
World Spirituality Classics 3: The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Waziri Oshomah [LP]
Vinyl: $31.98 Buy
Alhaji Waziri Oshomah — known to his fans in southern Nigeria as the Oyoyo King, the Godfather of Afemai Music, the Etsako Super Star — is the originator of a form of Muslim highlife that fuses local folk styles with pan-Nigerian highlife and Western pop. A devout Muslim and an exemplar of religious piety in his community, Waziri has recorded more than 100 albums over the course of his decades-long career. To this day, he continues to perform to adoring audiences who regard him as the greatest entertainer in Edo State. This September, Luaka Bop brings you the best of Waziri’s illustrious career as the third installment of their critically acclaimed World Spirituality series.
Tropicoso [Limited Edition Pink LP]
Vinyl: $21.98 Buy
Los Angeles based Afro-Latin funk band Jungle Fire's debut full-length album Tropicoso. With influences ranging from James Brown to Fela Kuti, Jungle Fire is a melting pot of Afro-Cuban rhythms, classic break-beats, tropical cumbia, and 70’s inspired West African funk, all layered with a uniquely Los Angeles grit. Jungle Fire has earned a reputation as a vibrant, passionate live band, known across LA for notoriously powerful concerts.
Pepper's sophomore release, Kona Town, is the album that put the band on the map. Featuring classic songs such as "Give It Up", "Stone Love", "Stormtrooper" and "Too Much", Kona Town is 46 minutes of Pop/Rock/Reggae driven by the spirit of aloha and the inspiration of the Hawaiian islands.
The World EP.1 : Movement [Random Color Box Set]
This recording is the King of Latin Soul’s 1967 debut album featuring his classic swinging and vibrant sounds, led by the musical direction of Fania Records co-founder Johnny Pacheco. The title track is a nod to the 1961 The Impressions’ hit of the same name. Other highlights include the boogaloo jam “So Fine” and Bataan’s signature soulful tune “Ordinary Guy.” This reissue features all-analog mastering from the original tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and is pressed on 180-gram vinyl.
Bob Marley With The Chineke! Orchestra [LP]
Vinyl: $29.99 Buy
Bob Marley with the Chineke! Orchestra reimagines some of Bob Marley’s most recognized and listened to songs with contemporary classical orchestration. The Chineke! Orchestra provides opportunities to a diverse range of up-and-coming and internationally respected classical musicians.