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Monday - Saturday : 11am - 8pm
Sunday : 12pm - 5pm

Three! Free! Performances! Mark the calendar, Set your alarms:

Next Friday, August 30th: Simon Joyner
Wednesday September 4th: Joan Shelley & Nathan Salsburg
Tuesday, September 10th: Will Johnson

Simon Joyner is a renowned singer-songwriter who first came to prominence during the Lo-Fi movement of the early 90s alongside contemporaries mining similar territory like Will Oldham, Peter Jefferies, Mountain Goats, and Bill Callahan. Joyner was championed by British DJ, John Peel, who famously played Joyner's 1994 LP, "The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll", start to finish on one of his BBC programs. Following the mercurial path of heroes like Neil Young and Bob Dylan, Joyner has been releasing literate and challenging albums since the release of his first album in 1993. His discography includes 23+ albums on labels including Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Shrimper, and Woodsist, as well as numerous singles and guest appearances.

"Omaha has given us the reigning heir to Henry Miller's dark emotional mirror, Townes Van Zandt's three-chord moan, and Lou Reed's warehouse minimalism: his name is Simon Joyner." - Gillian Welch

"Pound for pound Simon Joyner is my favorite lyricist of all time. He has shades of all the greats (Van Zandt, Cohen, Dylan) but exists in a space all his own ... He truly is an American songwriting treasure. It is my hope that more people will discover his music and share in the unique joy that it brings." - Conor Oberst

New Releases - August 23

The House Guests - My Mind Set Me Free (Shake It)

A slab of Cincinnati hard funk slammers - most reissued (legally) for the first time! A magical moment of time, post JB's but pre-P-Funk outfits headed up by brothers Catfish & Bootsy Collins along with a Cincinnati who-who's of top club players who could turn it out night after night after night in places like The Psychedelic Grave or The Round Up Club that featured a caged bear in the club! Limited stock on Orange vinyl while they last. CD version in a few months.

Jay Som - Anak Ko (Polyvinyl)

Melina Duterte is a master of voice: Hers are dream pop songs that hint at a universe of her own creation. Her world of shy, swirling intimacies always contains a disarming ease, a sky-bent sparkle and a grounding indie-rock humility. When it was time to make Jay Som's second album, she relocated to LA and started writing. The result, Anak Ko, is some of Duterte's strongest work to date. Translating to "my child" in English, Anak Ko, presents an exciting glimpse into Duterte's creative process and solidifies her undeniable progression as one of 2019's strongest and gifted songwriters.

David Brown - Lets Have a Seance (Midwaste)

American Primative finger style guitar meets tape manipulation and drone. A cinematic transversal experience at the limits of acoustic guitar, reforming the sounds of 60s popular strummed psychedelia around an intuitive narrative of impending menace and release. Included is a burnt scrap of a Ouija Board used for spectral communion outside of the abandoned observatory. Midwaste does not accept any liability for metaphysical complications due to coming into possession of the aforementioned scrap. Art by Damon Carruesco.

Tropical Fukc Storm - Braindrops (Joyful Noise)

"Everything we do, we try to do it in a weird way. The whole album is full of weird beats, and just weird shit everywhere." Citing Doc at the Radar Station-era Captain Beefheart as a key sonic touchstone, Braindrops certainly shares the Captain's penchant for pounding abstract grooves. "We use lots of techno gear to make rock and roll because rock gear is boring." They describe the LP's title track as "Fela Kuti in a car crash," and talk of creating a sonic atmosphere that "sounds like chloroform smells". A recurring theme concerns the various ways the human brain can be manipulated and controlled for exploitative gain.

Ceremony - In The Spirit World Now (Relapse)

Full of layered sonic fury and anxiety, each song builds up to a point and then descending down through a militant, catchy hook. Songs like "Presaging the End" and "Calming Water" feel romantic and distressed, while "Further I Was" and "Years of Love" are driven by Ross Farrar's rebellious energy as he repeats the hook with a deadpan realness. But the true stand-out is the title track, "In the Spirit World Now", a haunting pop gem with a sticky chorus and lead synth riff that plants itself in your head as he chants the track's name over and over like a mantra.

Tyler the Creator - Igor (Columbia)

Tyler's sixth album is impressionistic and emotionally charged, the result of an auteur refining his style and baring more of his soul than ever before. IGOR sounds like the work of a perfectionist giving shape to his more radical ideas. Tyler, who proudly produced, wrote, and arranged the album, is singing more but he's not worrying whether his tracks have a traditional pop arc. Songs don't build to a crescendo, they often begin there. IGOR may be unsettled but it never feels restless. As Tyler grapples with uncertainty and unfulfillment, he delivers an album that feels like it is suspended in midair. CD and Cassette now, LP later this year!

Tanya Tucker - While I'm Livin (Fantasy)

Produced by Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings, While I'm Livin' is Tanya Tucker's first album of all new music in 17 years and signals the return of this country music icon. While I'm Livin' is largely comprised of songs written by Brandi Carlile, the twins Tim and Phil Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker. "This album is a musical biography of sorts narrated by the greatest country and western singer this side of Johnny Cash. When the kids heard Cash stripped down on "American Recordings" they knew where their outlaw country music came from. When they hear Tanya stripped down on "While I'm Livin'", they'll know it again." - Brandi Carlile

Redd Kross - Beyond the Door (Merge)

Redd Kross invite you to explore Beyond the Door, an album inspired by the band's "total commitment to having the best fcking time we can have while we're all still here" (what they like to call "the Party"). It's a rock and roll record and a celebration of everything brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald love, from cultures both high and low. Musically, it's guitars, bass, and drums topped with a generous portion of sweet vocal melodies often delivered with an ambiguous edge.

Also New This Week

Joanna Brouk - The Space Between (Numero)
Crobot - Motherbrain (Mascot)
Frogs - Its Only Right and Natural LP (End of all Music)
Ghost Funk Orchestra - Song for Paul (Colemine)
Noah Gundersen - Lover (Cooking)
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant OST (50th Annv) (Omnivore)
Hide - Hell is Here (Dais)
Barbara Howard - I Don't Want Your Love 45 (Remined)
Joyero - Release the Dogs (Merge)
Lala Lala - Sleepyhead (Hardly Art)
Shannon Lay - August (Sub Pop)
Purple Pilgrims - Perfumed Earth (Flying Nun)
Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Brighter Days (Provogue)
Seratones - Power (New West)
Sheer Mag - A Distant Call (Wilsuns)
Leo Svirsky - River Without Banks (Unseen Worlds)
Lina Tullgren - Free Cell (Captured Tracks)

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Landlocked Top 5

Our top 5 sellers for the week of 8/16 to 8/22

1. Sleater-Kinney - The Center Won't Hold (Mom + Pop)
2. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Infest the Rat's Nest (ATO)
3. The Murder Capital - When I Have Fears (Human Season)
4. Ty Segall - First Taste (Drag City)
5. VA - Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon Time Hollywood OST (Columbia)


Natasha Bedingfield - Real Love Now (We Are Hear)
Black Belt Eagle Scout - At the Party With My Brown Friends (Saddle Creek)
Bon Iver - i,i (Jagjaguwar)
Boy Scouts - Free Company (Anti)
Cabaret Voltaire - Chance Versus Causality / 1974-76 (Mute)
Caravan Palace - Chronologic (Le Plan)
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - Wallop (Warp)
Common - Let Love (Loma Vista)
Ezra Furman - Twelve Nudes (Bella Union)
Hellsingland Underground - A Hundred Years Is Nothing (Wild Kingdom)
Jah Cure - Royal Soldier (VP)
Pharmakon - Devour (Sacred Bones)
Joan Shelley - Like The River Loves The Sea (No Quarter)
Snail Mail - Habit EP (Matador)
Tool - Fear Inoculum CD (Sony)
Velvet Negroni - Neon Brown (4AD)
Whitney - Forever Turned Around (Secretly Canadian)
Why? - AOKOHIO (Joyful Noise)

COMING SOON - Pre-Order Now!

Pre-Orders can be made in person at the store or online, for local pickup enter "LOCAL" at checkout when asked for a discount code. On release day, we will have your order waiting, including any special goodies we might get.

Whitney - Forever Turned Around (8/30)
Beirut - LP reissues (8/30)
Lower Dens - The Competition (9/6)
Belle & Sebastian - Days of the Bagnold Summer (9/13)
Sandy Alex G - House of Sugar (9/13)
Twin Peaks - Lookout Low (9/13)
Hiss Golden Messenger - Terms of Surrender (9/20)
Ramones - It's Alive! (9/20)
Moon Duo - Stars Are the Light (9/27)
Telefon Tel Aviv - Dreams Are Not Enough (9/27)
Angel Olsen - All Mirrors (10/4)
Lightning Dust - Spectre (10/4)
Diiv - Deceiver (10/4)
Kim Gordon - No Home Record (10/11)
Big Thief - Two Hands (10/11)
Screaming Females - Singles Too (10/18)
Black Marble - Bigger Than Life (10/25)
Amy O - Shell (10/25)

Upcoming Concerts

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.

8/30 - Simon Joyner @ Landlocked Music - FREE!
9/3 - Yowler
9/4 - Joan Shelley / Nathan Salsburg @ Landlocked Music - FREE!
9/6 - CW Stoneking
9/9 - Whitney / Hand Habits
9/10 - Will Johnson @ Landlocked Music - FREE!
9/12 - Strand of Oaks / Apex Manor
9/14 - Rufus Wainwright
9/15 - Shellshag / Lung
9/17 - Cursive
9/18 - Carlene Carter
9/19 - Video Age
9/22 - Yola
9/22 - Jim White
9/26 - Rose of the West
9/26-29 - Lotus World Music & Arts Festival
10/3 - Joyce Manor / Stef Chura
10/5 - Midway Music Festival w/ Sasami, Lily & Madeleine, Andrea Gibson + more
10/5 - Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer
10/20 - Yoke Lore
10/21 - Faye Webster
10/24 - Japanese House
10/26 - Trampled by Turtles
10/29 - Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi
11/6 - Gregory Alan Isakov
11/7 - Chastity Belt
11/12 - Alex Cameron
11/15 - Del McCoury Band
11/21 - Houndmouth