1) Badbadnotgood x Ghostface Killa // Sour Soul – Toronto based jazz trio Badbadnotgood (BBNG) return with a strong 4th studio album. Unlike their previous instrumental albums, Sour Soul sees the band creating a groove for Wu Tang Clan’s legendary Ghostface Killa with cameo verses by beloved rappers like Danny Brown and MF Doom. A must listen for fans of funky, tasteful instrumentals and top notch lyricism.
2) Chipper Jones // Tropics | COSM EP – Austin, TX, take note of the greatness in your backyard! The duo manage to create emotionally charged tunes through beautiful and well timed layering, excellent transitions with a creative approach towards word-less storytelling. Fans of Bulletproof Tigers, early Maps & Atlases & Russian Circles will fall in love with the harmonies and melodies coming off of their EP.
3) Temples // Mesmerise Live – Released on Record Store Day, this rare 12″ features an extended live version of 2014’s “Mesmerise” and a remix of their track “Move with the Seasons” by The Horrors. Limited copies available at the shop, and with Psych fest coming up I can’t imagine these will be hanging out for long.
4) Sufjan Stevens // Carrie & Lowell – In his 7th studio album, Stevens provides a mellow, haunting, and beautifully crafted listening experience. His unmistakable voice and extremely personal lyrics shine through stronger than ever before.
5) Surfer Blood // 1000 Palms – The boys of Surfer Blood are back with 1000 Palms and little has changed. Still heavy on the surf rock with a dash of 80’s peppiness. Their chipper guitar style + lovely harmonies are the perfect soundtrack to throw on & grab a smoothie to share with your sweetheart!