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New Releases March 10th

 Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator


Alynda Segarra delivers an Off Broadway themed concept album for her newest release as Hurray For The Riff Raff. Segarra touches on the subjects of gentrification and segregation through the voice of her alter ego Navita Milagros Negron with a new sound which expands far beyond her regular singer-songwriter style. On The Navigator we hear the Latinx bandleader decorate her release with new percussionists and a new guitarist that drop hints of Motown and gospel in her new sound.


Valerie June – The Order Of Time


Among modern musicians today Valerie June stands in a category all her own, as a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter she is perfecting a sound unlike any other artist of her time. With a blend of blues, folk, gospel, and soul she sure knows how to set a mood and captivate her audience. The Order Of Time has more of an embroidered and vibrant production than we got with her past release Pushin’ Against A Stone and is sure to please any music lover from country to R&B fans.


Laura Marling – Semper Femina


Semper Femina, the sixth album from English folk singer Laura Marling, is a meditation on womanhood in the modern age. This album is full of tales concerning females told through the eyes of a female with a penetrating perception. Marling stays true to her traditional sound while displaying her ability to grow with each album, especially lyrically. For a 27-year-old her lyrics have seemed to have a firm-footed confidence with each album she has released and this is no exception.


Check out more new releases below:

Cameron Avery – Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams CD (ANTI-)

Cindy Lee Berryhill – The Adventurist CD (Omnivore)

Buzzcocks – Time’s Up! [Reissue/1976] CD/LP+MP3 (Domino)

Flagship – The Electric Man CD/LP+MP3 (Bright Antenna)

Galactic Empire – Galactic Empire CD/LP+MP3 (Rise)

Greg Graffin – Millport CD/LP+MP3 (ANTI-)

Hurray For The Riff Raff – The Navigator CD/LP (ATO)

Jay Som – Everybody Works CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Polyvinyl)

Valerie June – The Order Of Time CD/LP (Concord)

Laura Marling – Semper Femina CD/2xLP (More Alarming Records)

R Stevie Moore / Jason Falkner – Make It Be CD/LP+MP3 (Bar/None)

Porter Ray – Watercolor CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Front Porch Sessions CD/LP (Family Owned)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The French Press CD/LP+MP3 (Sub Pop)

The Shins – Heartworms CD/LP+MP3 (Columbia)

Soundgarden – Ultramega OK [Reissue/1988] CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)

Tennis – Yours Conditionally CD/LP (Mutually Detrimental)

Animals As Leaders – The Madness Of Many 2xLP+MP3 (Sumerian)

Thomas Giles – Velcro Kid 2xLP+MP3 (Sumerian)

Night Riots – Love Gloom 2xLP+MP3 (Sumerian)

Zeds Dead – Northern Lights 2xLP (Caroline)


King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Bananamicrotonal banana

The prolific Australian psychonauts are back at it again with what has been billed as a collection of “explorations into microtonal tuning”. After frontman Stu McKenzie had a friend build him a custom guitar that can play in microtones – a series of complex semitones not used in Western musical composition – the band decided to all get on board and record the album with a wide array of microtonal instruments. The result is fascinating; blending snake-charmer reeds with the driving psych-punk of last year’s Nonagon Infinity, King Gizzard find a sweet spot between caricature and the real joy of musical experimentation.

dirty projectors stDirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors

Dirty Projectors, the beloved, decade-plus-long recording pursuit of producer, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist David Longstreth, presents the eighth full-length album in the band’s wildly varied and fascinating discography. As with previous Dirty Projectors albums, Dirty Projectors sees Longstreth lead a group of hugely talented contributors, including Solange Knowles, Tyondai Braxton, Mauro Refosco (Atoms For Peace, Red Hot Chili Peppers), and Dawn Richard (D∆WN and Danity Kane), in realizing his creative vision. “‘I would be lying if I said it didn’t feel a little crazy, but I wanted to tell these stories,’ Dirty Projectors leader Dave Longstreth told Rolling Stone of the prolific art-pop group’s new self-titled LP. Dirty Projectors is a self-admitted breakup record that chronicles in vivid detail the entirety of his ultimately doomed relationship with former bandmate Amber Coffman. Ranging from new-love giddiness (‘Little Bubble’) to self-flagellation (‘Winner Take Nothing’) and eventually acceptance (‘Cool Your Heart’), the album is a deep dive into the musician’s life and heart. Rather than bury his emotions, he chose to channel the intense sadness he felt in the wake of his breakup into his most soul-baring, emotionally jarring songs yet” – Rolling Stone

Pissed Jeans – Why Love NowPissedJeans_WhyLoveNow_R7

Pissed Jeans have been making gnarly noise for 13 years, and on their fifth album, Why Love Now, the male-fronted quartet is taking aim at the mundane discomforts of modern life—from fetish webcams to office-supply deliveries. Their gutter-scraped amalgamation of sludge, punk, noise, and bracing wit make the band—frontman Matt Korvette, Brad Fry (guitar), Randy Huth (bass) and Sean McGuinness (drums)—a release valve for a world where absurdity seems in a constant battle trying to outdo itself. Take the grinding rave-up “The Bar Is Low,” which, according to Korvette, is “about how every guy seems to be revealing themselves as a shithead. It seems like every guy is getting outed, across every board of entertainment and politics and music. There’s no guy that isn’t a total creep.” The lyrics on Why Love Now are particularly pointed about gender relations and the minefield they present in 2016. “‘It’s Your Knees’ is about the endless, unrequested, commenting on if you’d f**k a girl. On “Love Without Emotion” Korvette channels Nick Cave’s guttural side while bemoaning his detachment over cavernous guitars. “Ignorecam” twists the idea of fetish cam shows— “where the woman just ignores you and watches TV or eats macaroni and cheese or talks on the phone”—into a showcase for Korvette’s rancid yelp and his bandmates’ pummeling rock.

Check out the rest of the new releases below:

All Them Witches – Sleeping Through The War CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (New West)

David Bowie – No Plan CDEP (Sony)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – The Tourist CD/LP+MP3 (CYHSY Inc.)

Crystal Fairy – Crystal Fairy CD/LP (Ipecac Recordings)

Dams Of The West – Youngish American CD/LP+MP3 (30th Century)

Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors CD/2xLP+MP3 (Domino)

Disturbed – Live At Red Rocks 2xLP (Reprise)

DNCE – DNCE LP (Republic)

Dude York – Sincerely CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Hardly Art)

Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Jazz Party [Reissue/1959] LP (Acoustic Sounds)

Emel – Ensen CD/LP+MP3 (PTKF/Partisan)

The Feelies – In Between CD/LP+MP3 (Bar/None)

Hippo Campus – Landmark CD/LP (Grand Jury)

José James – Love In A Time Of Madness CD/LP (Blue Note)

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Flying Microtonal Banana CD/LP (ATO)

Philip Lewin – Am I Really Here All Alone [Reissue/1975] CD/LP (Tompkins Square)

Modern Baseball – The Perfect Cast [2015] 12” (Lame-O)

Old 97s – Graveyard Whistling CD/LP+MP3 (ATO)

Pissed Jeans – Why Love Now CD/LP+MP3/Cassette (Sub Pop)

Shadow Band – Wilderness Of Love CD/LP (Mexican Summer)

Pete Silberman – Impermanence CD/LP+MP3 (ANTI-)

Leif Vollebekk – Twin Solitude CD/LP (Secret City)

Xiu Xiu – Forget CD/LP+MP3 (Polyvinyl)


Year In Review and Looking Forward

CULTURE CLASH sign by lauren hurd

It should go without saying that 2016 has been a pretty wild year, it’s been no exception to that rule at the store. We saw a lot of awesome releases from artists we love, let go of some our music idols as they passed on, got the records back on the roof, and generally jammed out during this most recent lap around the sun. We want to thank our amazing customers for making 2016 a great year amidst the madness, and for continuing to push us in great directions. As we look forward to 2017 (!), here are some highlights for us from 2016:

New releases we really dig:

David Bowie – Blackstar

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things Vol. 1 OST

Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool

Jeff Rosenstock – WORRY.

Beach Slang – A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings

Angel Du$t – Rock the Fuck On Forever

James Blake – The Colour in Anything

Whitney – Light Upon the Lake

Tiny Moving Parts – Celebrate

Culture Abuse – Peach

Heron Oblivion – Heron Oblivion

Parquet Courts – Human Performance

Awesome in-store performances that we are totally grateful for:

Mike Doughty, Shell, Palm, Bison Machine, Album, Awesome Job!, Equipment, Tranquility, Good Personalities, Sorority Noise, Florist, Lume, Nouveau, Dark Fantasy, Daniken, Citizen, Bliss Nova, The Old Breed, Torch Runner, Mutilatred…

…wow that’s a lot of bands

Things that are sweet 2016:

Balance Pan-Asian Grille

Birds flying into the store

Stevie Nicks


Records on the Roof: The Sequel

Things that are totally not great 2016:

We love and miss you David Bowie

Still stuck in our heads:

Cosmic Dancer

Go Your Own Way

Highway Star


Life on Mars?

Willie the Pimp

Pancho & Lefty


We also were very happy to host a couple charity events this year. Thanks to our awesome customers buying the old roof records, we raised around $300 for the Cocoon Shelter, which is a shelter in Bowling Green for abused women. We also had a listening party for the new Human Darts record, where they collected diapers and monetary donations for the Family House, which is a transition house for homeless families. Thank you to all who donated!


  • More Culture Clash exclusive merchandise and releases
  • Some really great in-store performances (so excited to reveal some of these soon – stay tuned!)
  • David Bowie can only die once (same goes for Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Leon Russell, etc.)
  • We have a new store mascot!!!
  • A steady stream of groovy jams and jammin grooves
  • …the fact that it won’t be 2016


New Releases 11/18

Metallica – Hardwired to Self-Destructmetallica

The thrash-metal legends return from an eight-year recording break (their previous album, Death Magnetic, was released in 2008) to melt faces and blow minds with their tenth album, Hardwired to Self-Destruct. What is there to say about Metallica that hasn’t already been said about a giant ball of lead…. but I digress. Hardwired to Self-Destruct is quite the undertaking as an album – spanning two LP’s and lasting 77 minutes – and Metallica try to make the most of it, filling all open space with riffs that lean heavily towards early albums like Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets. Die-hard fans are sure to be pleased by the vitality exhibited in this album, and if nothing else, be relieved that the biggest metal band in the world is finally back.

justice-womanJustice – Woman

French electro duo Justice have built their reputation by mining the past in an attempt to paint the future, much like their fellow countrymen Daft Punk. Their breakthrough 2007 album Cross (stylized as † ) incorporated elements of rock into their unique remembrance of disco, creating swaggering dance tracks with a bite. Now Justice is back with their third full length, Woman, a welcome companion to their previous catalog and a continuation of the more straightforward disco techniques deployed on 2011’s Audio, Video, Disco. Clocking in at just under an hour, Woman spreads its ten tracks out in a technicolor display, working in warm live instrumentation and vocals to accompany Justice’s signature buzzing basslines.

The Dean Ween Group – The Deaner Albumdeaner-album

Known best as one half of the iconic lo-fi duo Ween, Dean Ween (aka Mickey Melchiondo) had his hand in nine full length albums with his former musical partner Gene Ween (aka Aaron Freeman) before his first solo release with the Dean Ween Group. Following the 2012 dissolution of Ween – a musical partnership and friendship that spanned three decades – Dean Ween continued to write and record music, eventually forming the basis of what would become the Deaner Album. True to the erratic and bizarro form that he so perfected in Ween, the Deaner Album finds Dean Ween retreading familiar territory with a surrealistic blend of punk, funk, hard rock, and psychedelia. While it remains a pleasurable listen, the Deaner Album is likely to leave Ween fans wanting the old band back – due in no small part to Dean Ween’s continued prowess in songwriting and recording.

New releases (cont.)

Broken Social Scene – Feel Good Lost [Reissue/2001] LP (Arts & Crafts)

Tim Buckley – Wings: The Complete Singles 1966-1974 CD (Omnivore)

Andra Day – Merry Christmas From Andra Day CDEP (WB)

The Dean Ween Group – The Deaner Album 2xLP (ATO)

Highly Suspect – The Boy That Died Wolf CD/Cassette (300 Entertainment)

Justice – Woman CD/2xLP+CD (Because Music)

Miranda Lambert – The Weight Of These Wings 2xCD/3xLP (RCA)

Disc One: The Nerve. Disc Two: The Heart. A 24-song collection of all songs she helped write.

Bruno Mars – 24K Magic CD/LP+MP3 (Atlantic)

Metallica – Hardwired… To Self Destruct 2xCD/3xCD/2xLP+MP3/3xLP+MP3 (Blackened)

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir – These Systems Are Failing LP (Mute)

Lou Reed – The RCA & Arista Vinyl Collection Vol. 1 6xLP (Sony Legacy)

Rush – Time Stand Still DVD/Blu-ray (Zoe)

Sixx: A.M. – Prayers For The Blessed Vol. 2 CD/LP (Eleven Seven Music)

Dee Snider – We Are The Ones LP (Twisted Sister/Red River Entertainment)

Solange – A Seat At The Table CD (Columbia)

Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger [Reissue/1991] CD/2xCD/4xCD+2xDVD+Blu-ray/2xLP (A&M)

Soundtrack – Moana CD (Walt Disney)

Touché Amoré – Stage Four LP+MP3 (Epitaph)

Umphrey’s McGee – ZONKEY CD (Nothing Too Fancy Music)

Various Artists – Let All The Children Boogie: A Tribute To David Bowie CD (Virtual Label Group)

Zayn – Mind Of Mine 2xLP+MP3 (RCA)

New Releases November 11

Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbitjessica-rabbit

Sleigh Bells are back with a new album, the follow-up to 2013’s Bitter Rivals. Known for their brash approach to modern pop – filled with drilling guitars and Alexis Krauss’ signature yelp – Sleigh Bells have a history of mixing the sheen of electro-pop with the razor’s edge of hair metal. On Jessica Rabbit the duo stay true to form, offering a sprawling, 14-track masterclass in their idiosyncratic rave-ups.

Body/Head – No Waves11183_JKT

Body/Head, a duo consisting of ex-Sonic
Youth bassist Kim Gordon and experimental guitarist Bill Nace, gained quite the reputation for their fiery live sets following 2013’s Coming Apart LP, and now that controlled tension has been captured in a new release No Waves. Recorded at the Big Ears festival in 2014, No Waves captures three tracks of Body/Head’s free-form and minimal noise, allowing the listener a front-row seat to Nace and Gordon’s dynamic interplay.

Marching Church – Telling It Like It Ismarching-church

When he’s not sprawling over woozy punk tracks in Iceage, Elias Bender Ronnenfelt finds time for a little indulgence in side project Marching Church. The Iceage frontman doesn’t stray too far from his signature vocal form on new album Telling It Like It Is, but his surroundings have certainly changed. Embracing soul, jazz, and post-punk, Marching Church allows Ronnenfelt to paint his trademark hedonism with a more diverse color palette.


New Releases (cont.)

Autechre – Incunabula [Reissue/1993] 2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
Autechre – Amber [Reissue/1994] 2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
Autechre – Tri Repetae [Reissue/1995] 2xLP+MP3 (Warp)
Lou Barlow – Apocalypse Fetish 10”+MP3 (Joyful Noise)
David Bazan – Dark Sacred Night CD/LP+MP3 (Suicide Squeeze)
David Bazan – Christmas Bonus LP+MP3 (Suicide Squeeze)
Body/Head – No Waves CD (Matador)
Carcass – Heartwork [Reissue/1993] LP (Earache)
David Bowie – Legacy CD/2xCD (Columbia/Sony Legacy)
Dead Can Dance –Within The Realm Of A Dying Sun [Reissue/1987] LP (4AD)
Dead Can Dance – Toward The Within [Reissue/1994] 2xLP (4AD)
Dead Can Dance –Garden Of Arcane Delights/The John Peel Sessions [Reissue/1984] CD/2xLP (4AD)
Delta Spirit – Delta Spirit [Reissue/2012] LP (Dualtone)
Dizzy Gillespie & Friends – Concert Of The Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker CD/2xLP (Justin Time)
Alejandro Escovedo – Burn Something Beautiful 2xLP (Fantasy)
In Flames – Battles CD/2xLP (Eleven Seven Music)
Waylon Jennings – Dreaming My Dreams [Reissue/1975] LP (Fat Possum)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Unfinished Music No. 1. Two Virgins [Reissue/1968] CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Unfinished Music No. 2. Life With The Lions [Reissue/1968] CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
LNZNDRF – Green Roses 12” (4AD)
Marching Church – Telling It Like It Is LP (Sacred Bones)
The Men – Devil Music LP (We Are Men)
NRBQ – High Noon: A 50-Year Retrospective 5xCD (Omnivore)
Leslie Odom Jr. – Simply Christmas CD (S-Curve)
Yoko Ono – Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band [Reissue/1971] CD/LP (Secretly Canadian)
Radkey – Delicious Rock Noise CD/LP (Another Century)
The Rolling Stones – Havana Moon 3xLP+DVD (Eagle Vision)
The Rolling Stones – Havana Moon Blu-ray+2xCD/DVD+Blu-ray+2xCD (Eagle Vision)
The Roots – Illadelph Halflife [Reissue/1996] 2xLP (Geffen)
Sad13 – Slugger CD/LP+MP3 (Carpark)
Sleigh Bells – Jessica Rabbit CD/LP+MP3 (Torn Clean)
Britney Spears – Glory LP+MP3 (RCA)
Soundtrack – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back [Reissue/1980] 2xLP (Sony Classical)
Soundtrack – Star Wars Episode VI: The Return Of The Jedi [Reissue/1980] 2xLP (Sony Classical)
Sting – 57th & 9th CD/LP (A&M)
Superjoint – Caught Up In The Gears Of Application CD/LP (Housecore)
Temple Of The Dog – Temple Of The Dog [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Interscope)
Twin Limb – Haplo CD/LP (Suretone)
2Pac – 2Pacalypse Now [Reissue/1991] 2xLP (Interscope)
Various Artists – Killed By Deathrock Volume Two CD/LP (Sacred Bones)
Various Artists – The Life & Songs Of Emmylou Harris: An All-Star Concert Celebration CD+DVD/CD+Blu-ray (Rounder)
Various Artists – Punk 45 – Les Punks: The French Connection – The First Wave Of French Punk 1977-80 CD/2xLP+MP3 (Soul Jazz)
Wakrat – Wakrat CD/LP (Earache)
Mike Watt – Ring Spiel Tour ’95 Live CD/2xLP (Sony)
Wolf People – Ruins CD/LP+MP3 (Jagjaguwar)
You Blew It! – Abendrot CD/LP+MP3 (Triple Crown