Vinylradar has selected this week new releases for you. Enjoy!

1. Dion Lunadon · ‘Dion Lunadon’ · Agitated

Alternative/Indie Rock

The album was recorded over a three-month period in Brooklyn, NY and features Robi Gonzalez (APTBS) on drums and Blaze Bateh from Bambara on select tracks including Fire. “With Fire I wanted wild and heavy guitars with heavy sentiment in the first vocal line to match. Something that grabs you and demands attention. Not background music,” Lunadon explains of the track.

The album also features mixing by Chris Woodhouse (Mayyors, Ty Segall, The Intelligence, Thee Oh Sees) on select tracks including Com/Broke. From cutting his teeth back home in New Zealand as a member of The D4 to his current role as bassist of Brooklyn-based A Place to Bury Strangers, Dion Lunadon has played in some form of a rock & roll band his entire life. During a short break in touring with APTBS, Lunadon had a rush of inspiration in the form of a Dion Lunadon creative spasm — a neurotic impulse to make a batch of songs and do it right then and right there. What resulted is quite a jump away from his work in APTBS and draws more influence from bands like Toy Love and The Gun Club, as well as New Zealand unknowns such as Gestalt and Supercar.

VINYL EDITION Order vinyl from your favourite record shop or directly from here: Dion Lunadon Bandcamp (18$)

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2. Big Thief · ‘Capacity’ · Saddle Creek Records

Alternative/Indie Rock

The trails that Brooklyn’s Big Thief -Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals), Buck Meek (guitar), Max Oleartchik (bass), and James Krivchenia (drums)- take us down on Capacity, the band’s highly anticipated second record out 6/9 on Saddle Creek, are overgrown with the wilderness of pumping souls.

After last year’s stunning Masterpiece, Capacity was recorded in a snowy winter nest in upstate New York at Outlier Studio with producer Andrew Sarlo. The album jumps right into lives marked up and nipped in surprisingly swift fashion. They are peopled and unpeopled, spooked and soothed, regenerating back into a state where they can once again be vulnerable. Lenker’s songs introduce us to a gallery of multifaceted women and deal with the complicated matters of identity — at once dangerous and curious, though never unbelievable. Lenker shows us the gentle side of being ripped open. Tricked into love, done in and then witnessing the second act of pulling oneself back together to prepare for it to all happen again, but this time to a sturdier soul, one who is going to take the punches better than ever before and deal some jabs and roundhouses of their own.

The album is thick with raw, un-doctored beauty: most of the songs on Capacity were played for the rest time in the studio and were recorded the same day.

VINYL EDITIONOrder vinyl from your favourite record shop or directly from here: Saddle Creek Records (18.99$)

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3. Sleepy Sun · ‘Private Tales’ · Dine Alone


Five albums and more than a decade into making their own elusive brand of bold rock music, the Bay Area band isn’t interested in flooding our synapses with far too many ideas on their new LP, Private Tales. They’d rather let a grander vision unfold over time, rewarding anyone with the willingness to wait it out, to actually listen.

“When I hear Private Tales,” says guitarist Evan Reiss, “I appreciate the spaciousness that is left for the listener. I like music that gives them an opportunity to breathe, as opposed to jamming ideas into someone’s ears at all times.”

That approach is clear from the very beginning, a sustained drone casting a spell of clean synth tones, monk-like melodies, muted flutes, and riffs that ring out in the distance. It’s as if Sleepy Sun’s core quartet (Reiss, fellow guitarist Matt Holliman, frontman Bret Constantino, and drummer Brian Tice) decided to apply the album’s brakes before they even got out of the driveway.

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4. Gov’t Mule · ‘Revolution Come… Revolution Go’ · Fantasy

Southern Rock

Gov’t Mule’s 10th studio effort is both the most urgent and poignant effort the Southern rock/jam band juggernaut has released in its 23 years of existence.

Revolution Come… Revolution Go
comes in the wake of the recent passing of Gregg Allman (with whom Mule guitarist/vocalist Warren Haynes recorded and performed for over 25 years for the reformed Allman Brothers Band). There’s thus a palpable sense of dread on the storming cruncher Stone Cold Rage, which opens the set in classic Mule fashion.

Order vinyl EP from your favourite record shop or directly from here: Gov’t Mule Shop (34.98$)

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5. Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie · ‘Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie’ · East West / Rhino


Longtime members of Fleetwood Mac, Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie release their first ever album as a duo.

Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie, the 10-song album is released by Atlantic Records on CD, LP, and all digital and streaming services. The U.S. tour will begin on June 21st.

Order vinyl EP from your favourite record shop or directly from here: Lindsey Buckingham / Christine McVie Shop (21.98$)

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