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New Releases - February 16th

Superchunk - What a Time to be Alive (Merge)

Good music and art still have a lot to say, and the urgency of current events gave Mac, Laura, Jim, and Jon the momentum to make something new sooner than later. "It would be strange to be in a band, at least our band, and make a record that completely ignored the surrounding circumstances that we live in and that our kids are going to grow up in." It's a record, says Mac, "about a pretty dire and depressing situation but hopefully not a record that is dire and depressing to listen to."

Walter Smith III - Twio (self)

Locally, Walter Smith III is associate professor of jazz studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music who often appears at the wednesday night Call & Response nights at the Blockhouse. Internationally, he is a sought after young gun who has shared the stage and/or appeared on recordings with many jazz and pop notables, including Eric Reed, Mulgrew Miller, Joe Lovano, Herbie Hancock, Lauryn Hill, Destiny’s Child, Snarky Puppy, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lynne Carrington, and a host of others. Twio features Harish Raghavan (bass), and Eric Harland (drums) with special guests Christian McBride and Joshua Redman.

Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy (Matador)

Will Toledo always knew he would return to Twin Fantasy. He never did complete the work. Not really. Never could square his grand ambitions against his mechanical limitations. Listen to his first attempt, recorded at age 19 on a cheap laptop, and you'll hear what Brian Eno fondly calls "the sound of failure" - thrilling, extraordinary, and singularly compelling failure. Will's first love, rendered in the vivid teenage viscera of stolen gin, bruised shins, and weird sex, was an event too momentous for the medium assigned to record it. "It wasn't until last year that I figured out how to finish it." He has, now, the benefit of a bigger budget, a full band in fine form, and endless time to tinker. Its the album he always wanted to make, the way he always wanted it to sound.

Ought - Room Inside the World (Merge)

On Room Inside the World- Ought's third album and their first for Merge- growing up doesn't mean mellowing out so much as it means learning to pay attention, listening carefully and openly, staying somewhere long enough to really understand where you are. Recorded at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn with producer Nicolas Vernhes (Deerhunter, Animal Collective, Silver Jews), Room Inside the World explores themes that have always concerned the band- identity, connection, survival in a precarious world- but with a bolder, more nuanced sound palette.

Loma - s/t (Sub Pop)

Loma is Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski (Cross Record), and Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater). Loma's enigmatic debut feels beautifully adrift in time and space. It's an album that takes you to a place you've never been, with a rare confidence in the strength of its own vision. Though it was recorded off a dirt road in rural Texas, there's no hint of country here- Loma create a hypnotic world of their own, where rustling leaves, fuzzed-out basses, panting dogs, prepared pianos, and a wilderness of percussion form a backdrop for Emily Cross's translucent voice. There's something here for lovers of Nina Nastasia or Broadcast, but also Linda Thompson, or The Silver Apples- even early Pink Floyd. But most of all, this arresting and mysterious album marks the arrival of a band whose first steps already feel timeless.

Everything Is Recorded - Everything Is Recorded by Richard Russell (XL)

Last year, record producer and XL Recordings head Richard Russell introduced his new collaborative artist project, Everything Is Recorded. With Russell at the helm, his west London studio "The Copper House" had become (and continues to be) a creative second home for a revolving cast of vocalists and musicians who passed through to write, record and share ideas, mixing traditional recording sessions with extended, uninhibited live jams. Features Sampha, Kamasi Washington, Syd, Peter Gabriel, Ibeyi, Giggs, Wiki, Owen Pallett, and more!

Shannon & the Clams - Onion (Nonesuch)

Onion, produced by Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach at his Nashville studio, finds a finely tuned and tour-tested band stretching out from the 60s-inspired, surf inflected rock that has defined their previous releases, and delves into genres including soul and psychedelic pop. They explores themes of origin and self-determination, loss and recovery, and the power of community to heal after tragedy. "It's okay for people to interpret the songs," Shannon Shaw says. "You can put your own story into it if that helps you heal. I just want people to feel something, whatever it is."

Brandi Carlile - By The Way, I Forgive You (Elektra)

By The Way, I Forgive You is not an album about forgiveness in the easy sense-where someone has hurt you and then suddenly there's a great reconciliation and a remorse-filled scene with two people running across the golden wheatfield towards an embrace that somehow undoes a lifetime of pain and damage, as if the past has no meaning. It's about radical acceptance (not to be confused with complacency) and unconditional love.

Belle and Sebastian - How to Solve Our Human Problems (Parts 1-3) (Matador)

A new B&S release is always something to cheer. So three new releases leads to the inevitable conclusion: three cheers! Here is the latest installment in a career that has always pursued a singular and delightful vision of what pop represents and what it can achieve, a career that has seen them triumph against the odds to win a Brit award, be one of the first bands to curate their own festival, and play at the official London residence of an US ambassador. All 3 EPs now available as separate 12"s, 1 CD, or boxed into a mini-12" set.

I'm With Her - See You Around (Rounder)

The debut from I'm With Her, featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan. With each track born from close songwriting collaboration, I'm With Her builds an ineffable magic from their finespun narratives and breathtaking harmonies. The result is a collection both emotionally raw and intricate, with layers of meaning and insight within even the most starkly adorned track. Co-produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Laura Marling, Paul McCartney) and the band and recorded at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in a tiny English village near Bath, See You Around delivers a warmly textured sound that proves both fresh and timeless.

The Choir - Artifact (Omnivore)

Cleveland's The Choir's first release was an acclaimed single that gained them opening spots for The Who and The Yardbirds among others. The group eventually dissipated and morphed into other bands including the James Gang, and eventually, Raspberries. Artifact showcases 10 tracks, recorded in 1969, making their first appearance anywhere. They resonate with the original Choir vibe, adding in post-British Invasion influences like Procol Harum. The packaging contains liners from Eric Carmen, Al Kaston, and Choir members Denny Carelton and Phil Giallombardo, plus a family tree, and rare photos from the bands' collections.

U.S. Girls - In A Poem Unlimited (4AD)

Meg Remy's second release for 4AD - a clarion call for pacifism - was tracked in collaboration with Toronto-based instrumental collective the Cosmic Range, and features arrangements by long-time contributors Maxmilian Turnbull and Louis Percival. The dizzying buffet of live grooves represents an inversion of the dusty, sample-based minimal textures of Half Free, Remy's euphoric debut. Poem features disco employed as a protest vernacular, as well as an unrelenting assault; moody, slow-burning funk and earnest synth anthems which form the album's emotional core.

Also New This Week

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet - Landfall (Nonesuch)
Angra - Omni (earMusic)
Tigran Hamasyan - For Gyumri (Nonesuch)
Heavatar - Opus II: The Annihilation (earMusic)
Mark Kozelek And Sean Yeaton - Yellow Kitchen LP (Caldo Verde)
Loudness - Rise to Glory (earMusic)
Mac McCaughan - Music For Poms [tape]
Marillion - Fukc Everyone and Run (earMusic)
Orquesta Akokan - Mambo Rapidito 7" (Daptone)
Ride - Tomorrows Shore 12" (Wichita)
Senses Fail - If There Is Light, It Will Find You (Pure Noise)
Songs: Ohia - Travels in Constants LP (Temporary Residence)
Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts Of The Great Highway LP (Rough Trade)
Robert Earl Thomas - Another Age (Captured Tracks)
Jim White - Waffles Triangles & Jesus (PIAPTK)
Marlon Williams - Make Way for Love (Dead Oceans)
Windhand & Satan's Satyrs - split (Relapse)

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Landlocked Top 5

Our top 5 sellers for the week of 2/9 to 2/15

1. MGMT - Little Dark Age (Columbia)
2. Franz Ferdinand - Always Ascending (Domino)
3. Twin Peaks - Sweet '17 Singles (Grand Jury)
4. Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon - Leave No Trace LP (Family Vineyard)
5. Dr John - Professor Bizarre's Funknology LP (Run Out Groove)


Tony Banks (Genesis) - Five (BMG)
David Bowie - LP reissues (Parlophone)
S. Carey - Hundred Acres (Jagjaguwar)
Dessa - Chime (Doomtree)
Al Di Meola - Opus (earMusic)
Joey Dosik - Game Winner (Secretly Canadian)
Fever Ray - Plunge (Mute)
Frigs - Basic Behavior (Arts & Crafts)
Justin Hinds - Know Jah Better (Omnivore)
Insecure Men - s/t (Fat Possum)
Vance Joy - Nation of Two (Atlantic)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland (ATO)
Legend Of The Seagullmen - s/t (Dine Alone)
Low Anthem - The Salt Doll Went to Measure the Depths of the Sea (Joyful Noise)
Holly Miranda - Mutual Horse (Dangerbird)
The Nightcrawlers - The Biophonic Boombox Recordings (Anthology)
Olden Yolk - s/t (Trouble In Mind)
Mark Renner - Few Traces (RVNG)
Caroline Rose - Loner (New West)
Screaming Females - All At Once (Don Giovanni)
Strange Names - Data (Frenchkiss)
Totally Mild - Her (Chapter)
Turnstile - Time & Space (Roadrunner)
We Sell The Dead - Heaven Doesn't want You And Hell Is Full (earMUSIC)

COMING SOON - Pre-Order Now!

The Breeders - All Nerve (3/2)
Soccer Mommy - Clean (3/2)
Titus Andronicus - A Productive Cough (3/2)
Tracey Thorn - Record (3/2)
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Tearing At The Seams (3/9)
Jack White - Boarding House Reach (3/23)
Courtney Marie Andrews - May Your Kindness Remain (3/23)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Sex & Food (4/6)
Various - I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas (4/6)
Wye Oak - The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs (4/6)
John Prine - The Tree of Forgiveness (4/13)
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Gumboot Soup (4/13)
Okkervil River - In The Rainbow Light (4/27)
Middle Kids - Lost Friends (5/4)
Courtney Barnett - Tell Me How You Really Feel (5/18)

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. Follow the links below for online sales.

2/16 - Gin Blossoms @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
2/18 - Big Wild @ The Bluebird
2/20 - Valerie June @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
2/22 - Our Heavenly Bodies w/live music by Coupler @ IU Cinema
2/23 - Shame @ The Bishop
2/23 - Ying Yang Twins @ The Bluebird
2/28 - Ani DiFranco @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
3/1 - Red Baraat @ Alumni Hall, IU
3/1 - The Hotelier @ The Bishop
3/2 - Texas Troubadors @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
3/6 - Andrea Gibson @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
3/7 - Screaming Females / Radiator Hospital @ The Bishop
3/16 - Graham Nash @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
3/18 - Tigers Jaw / Yowler / Looming @ The Bishop
3/19 - Barrie @ The Bishop
3/20 - SOLD OUT - Mitski @ The Bishop
3/22 - Bone Thugs-n-Harmony @ The Bluebird
3/22 - S. Carey / Gordi @ The Bishop
3/28 - Soccer Mommy @ The Bishop
3/29 - Rostam @ The Bishop
4/2 - Margaret Glaspy @ The Bishop
4/5 - Nap Eyes / She-Devils @ The Bishop
4/11 - Madame Gandhi @ The Bishop
4/14 - WIUX Culture Shock @ Dunn Meadow
4/14 - The Tillers @ The Bishop
4/15 - Phoebe Bridgers @ The Bishop
4/26 - Weaves @ The Bishop
4/28 - Alvvays / Big Thief / Frankie Rose @ The Bluebird
4/29 - Joan Shelley @ The Bishop
5/17 - Tune-Yards @ The Bluebird
5/19 - Terence Blanchard @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
5/30 - John Hartford Memorial Festival @ Bean Blossom