Landlocked Music - 202 N. Walnut St. - Bloomington, IN - 47404
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Monday - Saturday : 11:30 - 7:30pm
Sunday : 12pm - 5pm

Sunday! Bloomington ex-pats TV Mike & the Scarecrowes will be playing a FREE instore performance on this Sunday August 30th at 3PM at Landlocked Music. Since moving to Oakland, TV and Co have fully soaked up the California Bay Sound and mixed it up in their midwestern country stew to fully form a country-Dead burgoo that pleases the hearts and ears. Local vagabond Normanoak will also be playing a short set beforehand, a double dip not to be missed! Sunday August 30th at 3PM - FREE! - at Landlocked Music.

New Releases - August 28th

Beach House - Depression Cherry (Sub Pop)

"Beach House have been a band for over a decade, living and working in Baltimore, MD. Depression Cherry was recorded in Bogalusa, Louisiana. In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, we continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist." Rad velvet posters with purchase while they last - Come to the instore show on Sunday for your chance to win a super rare white vinyl version!

Yo La Tengo - Stuff Like That There (Matador)

Rare is the band that can cover themselves. Rarer is the band that would even think of it and rarer still is a band that would return to the conception and re-imagine its first breakthrough record. Someone may have read recently that old quote about how "in not knowing history one is doomed to repeat it." There's not another band that I know that is less doomed than Yo La Tengo. As stated previously, the album features covers from bands other than themselves: The Cure, Hank Williams, The Lovin' Spoonful and more.

Destroyer - Poison Season (Merge)

Poison Season opens with Vancouver native Dan Bejar swathed in Hunky Dory strings. He's a dashboard Bowie surveying four wracked characters- Jesus, Jacob, Judy, Jack- simultaneously Biblical and musical theatre. Mr. Bejar has long displayed a chameleonic instinct for change while maintaining a unified aesthetic. No two records sound the same, but they're always uniquely Destroyer. His latest incarnation often appears to take sonic cues from a distinctly British (usually Scottish, to be precise) strain of sophisti-pop. These songs merge a casual literary brilliance with intense melodic verve, nimble arrangements, and a certain blue-eyed soul sadness.

Gentleman Caller - Downtown In The Dark LP (Mariel)

Downtown in the Dark is another stunner from Kenny Childers and co. Kenny has been known in recent years as a collaborator for such acts as Lily & Madeleine, Margot & the Nuclear So & Sos, and many others. This record finds the songwriter chilling out ever so slightly after the beautiful primal scream that was their previous record, "Wake". On "Downtown in the Dark", Childers filters his trademark melencholy through a layer of age and, perhaps, acceptance of the absurdity of human suffering. It is an urgent record, but its urgency feels enlightened rather than desperate. All in all, it's another stunner.

Tamaryn - Cranekiss (Mexican Summer)

With Cranekiss, Tamaryn emerges from her past efforts in a way that's inviting, warm-blooded, and shockingly direct. She's made a big record, loaded with samples, synth triggers and processing that was missing from her previous efforts, pressed into service of a post-adolescent love letter to all the music that she and her collaborators (Jorge Elbrecht of Violens and Lansing-Dreiden, Shaun Durkan of Weekend) hold dear. Cranekiss represents a long journey, and a new phase in Tamaryn's music unfolding before you, a blood-red kaleidoscope of desire and late night abandon. RIYL Cocteau Twins.

Mike Krol - Turkey (Merge)

Mike's third album picks up where 2013's Trust Fund left off, with Krol delivering frantic fuzz-fest power-popped garage rock like a pro, with the added bonus of keys. Nine addictive tracks around the two-minute mark fly by, warranting many repeat listens. His heart proudly on his sleeve, Krol is like King Tuff's sensitive little brother, especially when his bratty whine juxtaposes with retro ray-gun sounds. Krol's sound is like early Superchunk meets the exuberant playfulness of bands like the Hives and Supergrass, the emotiveness of Death Cab for Cutie peppered with the oohs of the Beach Boys; soaring sunny Californ-i-a melodies and hooks are his forte.

Foals - What Went Down (WB)

Foals have anxiety and disorientation from the off. The fact that the most muscly and manic of rock songs kicks off What Went Down only serves to underline how Foals can't be second guessed. From the almost forbiddingly fiddly math rock of their 2008 debut Antidotes, they have expanded outwards and grown more inviting. En route, their sound has polarised into two distinct extremes: teeth-grinding rock and dance tracks unafraid to revive stylistic 80s tropes deemed hellishly unfashionable in the 90s. Foals consolidate their position here by continuing to do what they do best, namely expressing big emotions loudly through fizzing rock anger or unbridled, danceable joy.

Defeater - Abandoned (Epitaph)

Boston's most devoted and steadfast hardcore band, Defeater knows what it takes to remain credible in a scene where fans demand both unapologetic, in-your-face power and intense emotional honesty. Carrying on the narrative thread they have built across four previous albums, Abandoned is the band's most powerful and uncompromising album to date, powered by a renewed sense of artistic ambition and a plot twist no one could have expected. Defeater has never sounded more bleak and intense.

Willis Earl Beal - Noctunes (Tender Loving Empire)

Beal, who was once in the US army and, by his own admission, has struggled to ever find a concrete position is life, moved to Washington with his new wife, who he'd met before signing his deal. After years of turmoil, during which time he was arrested for acts of violence, he seemed to be dropping out - leaving behind the world of record labels, happy to be married, determined to be "nobody" again, as he calls himself. Then he hooked up with tiny Portland indie Tender Loving Empire for 'Noctunes' - a pun on nocturne, a classical term meaning music that's evocative of the night. It's an appropriate title, telling of Beal's strung-out, wee-small-hours sound; long songs, all downbeat, sparse drumbeats, washes of synth and his distinctive half-folk, half-soul croon.

Tape & Vinyl & Print Zone

Destroyer - Forces from Above 12" (Merge)
Hama - Torodi LP (Mississippi)
The Jam - LP reissues (Polydor)
Lum Guffin - s/t LP (Mississippi)
Norma Lyon - The Music Of LP (Mississippi)
Weeknd - Echoes of Silence LP (Republic)
VA - The Sigh Of Silver Strings From Suvannabhumi LP (Mississippi)

Also Released This Week

Faces - 1970-1975: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything [box] (WB)
Halsey - Badlands (Astralwerks)
Motorhead - Bad Magic (UDR)
Tijuana Panthers - Poster (Innovative Leisure)

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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.

8/30 - Colleen Green / Jaill @ The Bishop
FREE INSTORE - 8/30 - TV Mike & the Scarecrowes @ Landlocked Music
9/1 - Rozwell Kid / Sleeping Bag / Winslow @ The Bishop
9/4 - Hillbilly Haiku w/ Larry Keel @ Upland Brew Pub
9/5 - Ken Vandermark & Paul Nilsson-Love Duo @ The Blockhouse
9/6 - Earth / Holy Sons @ The Bishop
9/9 - ProbCause @ The Bishop
9/10-11 - The Decline of Western Civilization @ IU Cinema
9/11 - Jack Oblivian @ The Back Door
9/12 - Ultimate Painting @ The Bishop
9/12 - Drive By Truckers @ The Bluebird
9/14 - Built to Spill @ The Bluebird
9/15 - Hippo Campus @ The Bishop
9/16 - Horse Feathers @ The Bishop
9/17 - Joe Pug @ The Bishop
9/18 - The Wailers @ The Bluebird
9/19 - Joan Shelley @ The Blockhouse
9/20 - Tony Bennett @ IU Auditorium
9/21 - Godspeed You Black Emperor / Xylouris White @ The Bluebird
9/22 - The Donkeys @ The Bishop
9/23 - Sheer Mag @ The Bishop
9/24 - All Them Witches @ The Bishop
9/24-27 - Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
9/25 - Junior Brown @ The Bluebird
9/25 - Wilco @ IU Auditorium
9/26 - Diane Coffee / Durand Jones & The Indications @ The Bishop
9/29 - Left & Right @ The Bishop
9/30 - A Place to Bury Strangers / Grooms @ The Bishop
10/2 - John Waters @ IU Cinema
10/3 - Wild Style @ IU Cinema
10/4 - Hinds @ The Bishop
10/4 - Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis @ IU Auditorium
10/6 - Futurebirds @ The Bishop
10/6 - Lake Street Dive @ The Bluebird
10/7 - Hayes Carll @ The Bluebird
10/7-11 - Wounded Galaxies Festival w/ John Zorn, John Medeski, Matmos, Cyclobe
10/11 - Girlpool @ The Blockhouse
10/12 - Rhiannon Giddens @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
10/13 - Hedwig and the Angry Inch @ IU Cinema
10/15 - Waxahatchee / Weyes Blood @ The Bishop
10/15 - Loudon Wainwright III @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
10/17 - It Might Get Loud @ IU Cinema
10/22 - Saintseneca @ The Bishop
10/23 - Protomartyr @ The Blockhouse
10/24 - Lucero @ The Bluebird
10/24 - Freestyle: the Art of Rhyme @ IU Cinema
10/28 - Alex G @ The Bishop
10/29 - Here We Go Magic @ The Bishop
11/3 - Colin Hay @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
11/3 - Skylar Spence (Saint Pepsi) at the Bishop
11/4 - JJ Grey & Mofro @ The Bluebird
11/6 - Something from Nothing: the Art of Rap @ IU Cinema
11/8 - Movits @ The Bluebird
11/10 - Jamey Johnson @ The Bluebird
11/11 - Yo-Yo Ma @ IU Auditorium
11/11 - The Dirty Nil @ The Bishop
11/12 - Dailey & Vincent @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
11/17 - Mitski @ The Bishop
11/18 - The Dandy Warhols @ The Bluebird
3/8 - The Chieftains @ IU Auditorium

Landlocked Top 5

Our top 5 sellers for the week of 8/21 to 8/27

Wilco - Star Wars (dBpm)
Royal Headache - High (Whats Your Rupture)
Barrence Whitfield & The Savages - Under the Savage Sky (Bloodshot)
The Sword - High Country (Razor & Tie)
Dr Dre - Compton (Universal)



Against Me - 23 Live Sex Acts (Total Treble)
The Arcs [Dan Auerbach] - Yours, Dreamily (WB)
Lou Barlow - Brace the Wave (Joyful Noise)
Dam Funk - Invite the Light (Stones Throw)
Diane Coffee - Everybody's A Good Dog (Western Vinyl)
Family of the Year - s/t (Nettwerk)
Fidlar - Too (Mom + Pop)
Helen [Grouper] - The Original Faces (Kranky)
The Hemingers - Whats a Heminger 7" (Magnetic South)
Iron Maiden - Book of Souls (Vagrant)
Jerusalem in My Heart - If He Dies (Constellation)
Painted Palms - Horizons (Polyvinyl)
Pugwash - Play This Intimately (As If Among Friends) (Omnivore)
Savant - Artificial Dance (RVNG)
Joan Shelley - Over and Even (No Quarter)
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - The Night Creeper (Rise Above)
Widowspeak - All Yours (Captured Tracks)
Young Empires - The Gates (Votiv)

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

Beirut - No No No (4AD)
Phil Cook - Southland Mission (Thirty Tigers)
Empress Of - Me (Terrible)
Craig Finn - Faith in the Future (Partisan)
Bill Hicks - The Complete Collection (12CD/6DVD Box) (Comedy Dynamics)
Low - Ones and Sixes (Sub Pop)
Micachu & The Shapes - Good, Sad, Happy, Bad (Rough Trade)
Slayer - Repentless (Nuclear Blast)