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New Releases

  • Featured release

    May 19, 2015

    Congolese seven-piece band Mbongwana Star's debut full-length album, From Kinshasa, a World Circuit release, features members of a new generation of Kinshasa musicians embodying the concept of “mbongwana,” or “change.” Along with Parisian producer Doctor L, the band has created a sound that embodies the “smashed-together” nature of the surroundings from which it was born—fusing traditional Congolese rhythms with European post-punk bass and busted electronics from recycled and reconstructed instruments miked and distorted in unexpected ways. Pre-orders include an instant download of the album track "Malukayi (feat. Konono No.1)," which Boiler Room praises for its "eerie postpunk-sounding guitar work, and an altogether unique vibe."

  • January 29, 2015

    Rhiannon Giddens and Iron & Wine's Sam Beam perform the Bob Dylan tune "Forever Young," from the series finale of NBC's Parenthood. Giddens and Beam performed the track, produced by Joe Henry, at the show's Luncheonette recording studio during the show's final episode.

  • January 27, 2015

    Punch Brothers join forces with producer T Bone Burnett for The Phosphorescent Blues. On the album, the band examines modern life, or, as Chris Thile puts it, asks: "How do we cultivate beautiful, three-dimensional experiences with our fellow man in this day and age?” The CBC calls it "triumphant." The Herald Scotland says it's "a quite masterly collection from a quintet of virtuosi [that] deserves to be filed next to the best work of The Beach Boys, Big Star and Richard Thompson. It's that good."

  • January 13, 2015

    This two-disc collection captures a one-night-only concert held at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013 to celebrate the music of the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis, featuring live performances by icons and rising stars of folk and Americana. They sang "in pitch perfect tone that left an oft-awestruck audience silently stunned," says the Los Angeles Times, "then vocally thrilled." The concert, the resulting Showtime documentary, and this live album were produced by Joel and Ethan Coen and T Bone Burnett.

  • January 13, 2015

    This three-LP collection captures a one-night-only concert held at New York City’s Town Hall in 2013 to celebrate the music of the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis, featuring live performances by icons and rising stars of folk and Americana. They sang "in pitch perfect tone that left an oft-awestruck audience silently stunned," says the Los Angeles Times, "then vocally thrilled." The concert, the resulting Showtime documentary, and this live album were produced by Joel and Ethan Coen and T Bone Burnett.

  • January 05, 2015

    Ethan Hawke wrote and performed two songs for Richard Linklater's acclaimed 2014 film Boyhood. Both songs—"Split the Difference (Daddy's Lullaby)," performed with Charlie Sexton, and "Ryan's Song," performed with Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater, and Jennifer Tooley—are available for the first time on this digital single.

  • December 15, 2014

    Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to Paul Thomas Anderson’s film Inherent Vice, an adaptation of the Thomas Pynchon novel, includes nine works by Greenwood; an unreleased Radiohead tune performed with members of Supergrass; and recordings from the movie’s era, the tail end of the psychedelic ’60s. Performers on this "excellent playlist" (New York Times) include The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Neil Young, Can, and The Marketts, among others. Inherent Vice stars Oscar nominees Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, and Owen Wilson.

  • November 28, 2014

    For Black Friday Record Store Day 2014, Conor Oberst releases a special limited-edition 7" with two exclusive tracks recorded during the sessions for his Nonesuch Records debut album, Upside Down Mountain, that are unavailable anywhere else: "Standing on the Outside Looking In" and "Sugar Street." The 7” was cut by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service and pressed at Record Industry in the Netherlands.

  • November 24, 2014

    The recordings made by Abelardo Barroso with Orquesta Sensación in Havana during the 1950s represent one of the pinnacles of the golden age of Cuban music. On Cha Cha Cha, World Circuit, the label behind Buena Vista Social Club, releases a re-mastered selection of 14 of their most irresistible recordings from one of Cuba's all-time great singers. The Guardian gives Cha Cha Cha four stars, calling it both "another reminder of Cuba’s extraordinary musical history" and "almost uncannily contemporary."

  • November 24, 2014

    This five-track digital EP features music from the recording sessions for the album Toumani & Sidiki, a rare father-and-son collaboration between kora master Toumani Diabaté and his son Sidiki, the instrument’s emerging star. The EP extends the collection and explores further what happens "when two geniuses bridge generations" (Los Angeles Times).

  • November 17, 2014

    In conjunction with Wilco's 20th anniversary comes Alpha Mike Foxtrot, a four-LP box set of rare studio and live recordings collected from the band’s extensive audio archives, plus 36 pages of liner notes, including track-by-track recollections from Jeff Tweedy, notes by band members Nels Cline and John Stirratt, and dozens of archival and never-before-seen photos chronicling all phases of the band’s career. The vinyl is no longer available from the Nonesuch Store; head to the Wilco Store while supplies last.

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