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Record Store Day 2018 Storewide Sale! April 20, 2018

Our Record Store Day sale is on! All weekend long, save 25% off everything storewide (except pre-orders and distro items) when you use the discount code RSD2018 at checkout. Additionally, you can get 3 mystery LP’s for only 25 bucks and all orders will include a free Spartan tote bag and free vinyl! Happy shopping!

New Honey and Salt Self-Titled Album Available Now! April 6, 2018

The new album from Austin, Texas' math rock masters, Honey and Salt, is out everywhere now! On their self-titled album, the band demonstrates the remarkable ability to turn highly intricate music into something incredibly accessible and they deftly use everything from Kinsella-esque guitar lines, to post-rock dynamics, to hardcore ferocity — all while packing an emotional resonance straight out of DC’s Revolution Summer. Get it on limited edition vinyl or wherever you get digital music here and look for the band on tour now!

Dearist Premiere "Fool's Heart" Music Video at New Noise Magazine April 5, 2018

Wolverhampton, UK rockers Dearist are debuting the music video for their latest single "Fool's Heart" at New Noise Magazine. The song comes off their upcoming sophomore full-length Sonder which will be released on April 27th. Pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to receive an instant download of the new songs “Drowning” and "Fool's Heart" as well as the band's newly remastered debut album This House Has No Windows.

Front man Adam Binder says:
“At the time of coming to write lyrics for the song, a family member of mine was pretty ill and it was on my mind a lot, so the lyrics came out about that. The words “My fool’s heart’s fading” is about losing that innocence - that thought that nothing bad can happen to you and your loved one and realizing it can happen at any moment."

Honey and Salt Premiere the "Math Rock Anthem" "Oyster" at Substream. New Album Out Friday! April 4, 2018

Austin math rock masters, Honey and Salt, are gearing up to release their self-titled full length this Friday! We've teamed up with Substream Magazine to share a preview of the album with their explosive and melodic new single, "Oyster." Substream called the track a "math-rock anthem" that "...exemplifies all that Honey and Salt can be with their new album."

"Oyster" is one of the most dynamic cuts from Honey and Salt. The track ebbs and flows through intricate Kinsella-esque guitar work, atmospheric interludes, and an absolutely tremendous chorus that highlights the band's ability inject huge hooks into technical music. Lyrically the song deals with the central philosophical themes of the album as vocalist/guitarist, Wade Allen, wrestles with the pull of nihilism in the face of insurmountable global issues versus the innate desire to care deeply for the world around him.

The band has also announced a run of U.S. tour dates, which start this week with their record release show in Austin. Check out the band on tour all throughout April!

04/06 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
04/07 - Denton, TX @ Backyard on Bell
04/08 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links
04/10 - Norman, OK @ Red Brick Bar
04/12 - Springfield, MO @ The Outland
04/13 - St. Louis, MO @ Foam
04/14 - Urbana, IL @ Ghost Planet
04/15 - Chicago, IL @ The Courtroom
04/18 - Ruston, LA @ Well-Built Stage
04/19 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
04/20 - Houston, TX @ Spruce Goose: Social Flyers Club
04/21 - McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura
04/25 - Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records In-Store
04/26 - Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall

Watch Honey and Salt Perform "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting" Live at Fecking Bahamas! March 28, 2018

Austin, TX’s Honey and Salt are set to release their self titled album on April 6th and we're stoking appetites with a live in-studio recording of "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting." Watch it now at Fecking Bahamas. A blend of math textures, punk aesthetic, and pop-inspired design, the new single has hooks to spare. Filmed on the campus of UT Austin, the video captures the band's signature live sound – a stylistic choice that remains an important motif, even in their studio recordings. At once complex and undeniably danceable, "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting" captures the essence of Honey and Salt; bursts of emotive lyricism, tightly wound passages, and catchy crescendos glowing. Pre-order the band's self-titled album on limited edition vinyl now to get an instant download of two songs!

New Honey and Salt Song "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting" Premiering Now at Post-Trash! March 15, 2018

The upcoming self-titled album from Austin's Honey and Salt will be released everywhere on April 6th! We've teamed up with Post-Trash to premiere the the raucous opening track "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting." Along with an in-depth interview, Post-Trash praised the album saying, "the record is full of dazzling math-rock workmanship, but it mains a pop spirit underneath it all, turning songs of technical wizardry into something you can hum along with." Listen to the song here and pre-order the album to get an instant download of two new songs now!

"A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting" is something of a mission statement for the new album. The track highlights the band's ability to blend Kinsella-esque guitar work and intricate melodies with the grit and lyrical depth of DC's Revolution Summer. Honey and Salt hasn't just inherited the sounds of those Dischord halcyon days, the band's lyrics pack a sociopolitical punch as well. The album finds Honey and Salt wrestling with the chaotic climate of today and searching for the means to stay optimistic despite national and global issues that can appear insurmountable. Throughout the album's lyrics, vocalist/guitarist Wade Allen (a former philosophy teacher) asks difficult questions about our humanity and the pull of complacency in times of despair, as well as the power of art for solace and inspiration.

Don't miss Honey and Salt at SXSW! March 8, 2018

Are you headed to Austin for this year's SXSW? If so, don't miss Honey and Salt performing songs from their upcoming self-titled album all week long...and if you haven't yet, pre-order the album on some stunning limited edition vinyl here to get an instant download of the new song "Simple Errors."

3/12 - Monday // Howdy Gals Spider House Kick-Off
3/14 - Wednesday // 2nd Annual South By Hikes Fest!
3/14 - Wednesday // Ovrld & Melted Magazine Present: This Must Be The Place
3/15 - Thursday // SX at The Audubon Society!
3/16 - Friday // Austin 3:16 SXSWhoopAss at the Tremble Inn
3/17 - Saturday // Howdy Gals Beerland All Day Party
3/17 - Saturday // Paradigms' Math-Rock SXSW St. Patricks House Showcase

New Hidden Hospitals Album "Liars" Out May 18th. Stream the Title Track at BrooklynVegan! March 1, 2018

We’re beyond excited to partner with Hidden Hospitals for the release of their sophomore full-length Liars on May 18th. Stream the title track at BrooklynVegan and pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to get an instant download of three songs now + three b-sides on release date.

Hidden Hospitals' sound is CPR for rock and roll’s dying aesthetic. And on Liars, the sound oscillates around modern rock and cult electronica, with lyrics balancing everyday dualities from the first line— "I lost my fingers when I found my fists." — to the last breath. Together, they create a sound and story that are a pulse of hope grounded in the reality of authentic relationships and experiences.

Watch the Premiere of Dearist's "Drowning" Music Video at Upset Magazine! February 27, 2018

Watch the premiere of Dearist's new music video for “Drowning” at Upset Magazine! The song comes from the band’s upcoming album Sonder which out is out everywhere April 27th! Pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to get an instant download of the song now!

"This song made it onto the new album pretty early," says vocalist Adam Binder. "I was listening to a lot of mid-tempo 90s alternative rock at the time and I wanted to write a song with that same semi-dreamy vibe. I had that intro riff going on a loop pedal in the studio for about two hours just vibing off it. As for the lyrical content, like all songs on this new album, it’s written about other people I know, and what it would be like to be in their shoes. 'Drowning' is about a person that has been through a tough time and they are finding it hard to move on with their life. It’s about getting stuck in what’s happened in the past and not being able to shake off those experiences."