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As the end of the year approacheth, new releases doth slow down. A few things next week and then a lull until mid-Jan. Time to turn off the news and let us catch you up on what you've missed out on in 2017. Don't live in Bloomington? No worries- we are ready, willing, and able to ship things to you! Choose some local music from our online store to send yr bestie, send mom our link to get a LL gift certificate in yr stocking, grab a t-shirt or tote to represent us wherever it is you roam these days. Be sure to click our Pre Order tab to ensure we can fulfill your future desires!

New Releases - December 8th

Jim James - Tribute To 2 (ATO)

My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James returns with Tribute To 2, a collection of cover songs that reverberate with hope and blur the boundaries of time and genre. James interprets songs made famous by a wide variety of artists including songs from The Beach Boys, Sonny and Cher, Dianne Izzo, Ray Noble and Al Bowlly, Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Abey Lincoln and Irving Berlin. CD or Black LP - Gold LP next week (sorry!)

Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems: Part 1 (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. Part 2 will be released January 19th. Part 3 & a gorgeous box set + CD encompassing all three EPs will be available February 16, 2018.

Robert Finley - Goin Platinum (Easy Eye Sound)

The newest effort from the soon-to-be legendary soul singer Robert Finley and his crack band of geniuses. From the lovelorn bombast of "If You Forget My Love" to the soul-stirring "Medicine Woman," and the home-on-the-road ripper "Empty Arms" to the yearning "Honey Let Me Stay the Night," all capped by the epic closer "Holy Wine," featuring Finley's ethereal falsetto, Finley's performance left Dan Auerbach speechless- as it will anyone who lays ears to it. As for the album title, Dan Auerbach gives all credit to Finley and his huge but wholly considerate personality. "He was just beaming from the second he walked in the door," Auerbach says. "Every time he'd listen to playback, he'd say, 'It's goin' platinum.' That was his catch phrase.

OCS - Memory of a Cut Off Head (Castle Face)

For the 20th Oh Sees release, 100th Castle Face title, and 20th year doing it, Dwyer re-examines the quieter roots of it all in particularly baroque and homesteadly fashion. Memory Of A Cut Off Head was co-written with longtime collaborator and vocal counterpoint Brigid Dawson, recorded in total in Dwyer's own studio, and it's lush, sumptuous in texture, but satisfyingly retains the gentle grace of the early stuff. There's beautifully executed strings throughout, horn arrangements courtesy of Mikal Cronin, and they even brought back the old saw. A return and a refinement of old forms, a few solemn meditations on life lived at high velocity, perhaps a respite from it.

Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno - Finding Shore (Dead Oceans)

After stints playing jazz in New York, a delipadated fenland hotel and in noise rock band Three Trapped Tigers, Rogerson ran into Eno at a gig. Bonding over a love of the countryside of their Suffolk home, the pair entered the studio and worked with The Piano Bar, a device that converted the sound of the piano into midi signals, which were then further manipulated. "It was this classic Eno, almost scientific thing," Rogerson says now. "He always finds a system that can be a source of creativity". The result is an album that uses Eno's magic to pull deep from Rogerson's subconscious to evoke the strange flat landscape of Eastern England, all heathland, military testing sites and estuary mud.

Chris Thile - Thanks for Listening (Nonesuch)

Thanks for Listening is a collection of new recordings of ten songs originally written as Songs of the Week on Prairie Home Companion. Thile manned almost all of the stringed instruments on the album and is joined by guest singers Sarah Jarosz, Gaby Moreno, and Aoife O'Donovan. "Right now, with how easy it is to be the talker on social media, how hard it is to maintain focus or give something enough attention to appreciate it, we're in a place where listening is a precious commodity," says Thile. "Its a celebration of people who haven't switched off, despite being given every reason to do so."

Wiki - No Mountains In Manhattan (XL)

Wiki's debut album, following his membership in Ratking, sees him pushing himself into the spotlight to a new generation of NYC hip hop. No Mountains in Manhattan finds the now 23-year-old artist facing his demons head on as he tackles topics such as addiction, relationships, identity, and responsibility. The album features fellow New York natives, both legend and novice, including Ghostface Killah, Lakutis, ACAB, Slicky Boy, Your Old Droog and more. Production credits include Ratking's Sporting Life, Tony Seltzer, Kaytranada, Earl Sweatshirt, and Wiki himself.

Also Released This Week

A Certain Ratio - [reissues] (Mute)
Courtney Marie Andrews - On My Page (House Arrest)
Brainbombs - Inferno (Skrammel)
Califone - Heron King Blues [reissue] LP (Dead Oceans)
Loren Connors & Robert Crotty - With Me: Loren's Collection 1979-87 (Family Vineyard)
The Fame Beats - Don't Tell No Lies 7" (Wick)
The Good Catholic [locally filmed DVD]
Judas Priest - LP reissues (Legacy)
Basil Kirchin - Worlds Within Worlds LP (Superior Viaduct)
Quintron - Europa My Mirror [book]
Sufjan Stevens - Greatest Gift LP (Asthmatic Kitty)
Mark Sultan - Let Me Out 7" (Wick)
Cosey Fanni Tutti - Time To Tell (CTI)
Yob - Great Cessation (Relapse)
Thom Yorke - Tomorrow's Modern Boxes (XL)
VA - Africa Airways 4: Disco Funk Touchdown 1976-83 LP (Africa7)
VA - Bang Records: The Bert Berns Story (Legacy)

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Landlocked Top 5

Our top 5 sellers for the week of 12/1 to 12/7

1. Rolling Stones - On Air (Interscope)
2. Bugg - s/t LP (Pop Wig / Lets Pretend)
3. U2 - Songs of Experience (Interscope)
4. Chris Stapleton - From A Room: Volume Two (Mercury)
5. Bonnie Prince Billy - Wolf of the Cosmos (Palace)

NEXT WEEK

12/15
The Beatles - The Christmas Records 7" Box (Capitol)
Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind [reissue LP] (Sony)
N.E.R.D - No One Ever (Columbia)

COMING SOON - Pre-Order Now!

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things 2 OST (12/22)
Panda Bear - A Day With My Homies (1/12)
Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin (1/26)
Hollie Cook - Vessel of Love (1/26)
Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us (1/26)
HC McEntire - Lionheart (1/26)
Twin Peaks - Sweet 17 Singles LP (2/9)
Belle & Sebastian - How To Solve Our Human Problems 1-3 (2/16)
Superchunk - What a Time to be Alive (2/16)
Ought - Room Inside the World (2/16)
Various - I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats: All Hail West Texas (4/6)

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.

12/8 - The American Astronaut @ IU Cinema
12/8 - Cheater Slicks @ The Blockhouse
12/13-14 - Monterey Pop @ IU Cinema
12/17 - Radiator Hospital @ The Void
12/19 - New Madrid / David Barbe @ The Bishop
12/22 - Circuit des Yeux / Open Sex @ Magnetic South
12/31 - Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band @ The Bluebird
1/18 - The Wailers @ The Bluebird
1/19 - Rhonda Vincent @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
1/26 - Cadillac Three @ The Bluebird
2/5 - Jens Lekman @ The Bishop
2/16 - Gin Blossoms @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
2/18 - Big Wild @ The Bluebird
2/20 - Valerie June @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
2/23 - Shame @ The Bishop
2/28 - Ani DiFranco @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
3/2 - Texas Troubadors @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
3/7 - Screaming Females @ The Bishop
3/16 - Graham Nash @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
3/22 - S. Carey / Gordi @ The Bishop
5/19 - Terence Blanchard @ Buskirk Chumley Theater
5/30 - John Hartford Memorial Festival @ Bean Blossom