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New Releases For June 3

By: the_home_for_wayward_records

 

Angel Olsen - Big Time [Opaque Pink 2 LP] - According to the album’s announcement, Big Time was written during a period of time when Olsen was coming out as queer. “Some experiences just make you feel as though you’re 5 years old, no matter how wise or adult you think you are,” Olsen said in a statement about coming out to her parents around that time. “Finally, at the ripe age of 34, I was free to be me.” Both of her parents died just before she began recording the album. I’m a big fan of her work, so I have no doubt this album will be great.

 

 

Cracker - Cracker - The American rock band Cracker origins from Bakersfield, California and was formed in 1990 by lead singer David Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman, who both came from the band Camper Van Beethoven. Cracker includes "Happy Birthday To Me" and the radio hit "Teen Angst (What The World Needs Now)", which peaked at #1 on the US Modern Rock chart. Camper Van Beethoven was one of my favorite 80’s bands, so my love for Cracker was immediate. I’ve been wanting to find this on vinyl for so long and I’m excited it’s finally getting a reissue.

 

Don Davis - The Matrix Complete Score - The science fiction masterpiece has captured the imagination of another generation with news of a new Matrix film. Expanded to 44 tracks, this deluxe 3 LP set is housed in a stunning new art design. Also included are classic film stills and an exclusive new interview with composer Don Davis. This came out as a green vinyl set for RSD last year and was amazing.

 

The Linda Lindas - Growing Up [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Clear w/ Blue-Pink Splatter] - Sisters Mila de la Garza (drummer, now 11) and Lucia de la Garza (guitar, 14), cousin Eloise Wong (bass, 13), and family friend Bela Salazar (guitar, 17) developed their chops as regulars at all-ages matinees in Chinatown, where they played with original L.A. punks like The Dils, Phranc, and Alley Cats; went on to open for riot grrrl legends Bikini Kill and architect Alice Bag as well as DIY heavyweights Best Coast and Bleached; and were eventually featured in Amy Poehler's movie Moxie.When the pandemic put a pause on shows, The Linda Lindas went on to self-release a four-song EP, make their own videos and grow a following beyond Los Angeles. But they never expected or could have even dreamed that their performance of "Racist, Sexist Boy" for the Los Angeles Public Library in May 2021 would take them from punk shows to TV shows.A month later, when the school year ended and summer began, The Linda Lindas got to work on their first full-length LP. Having written a mountain of new material individually while sheltering in place and attending class virtually, the band was more than ready to enter the studio. 

 

Saigon Kick - Saigon Kick (Deep) - The gleefully raucous 1991 self-titled debut from this Miami band covered all the alternative and heavy metal bases, and while it didn't score a commercial home run, it was still a prodigious clout (kick?) courtesy of guitarist/songwriter Jason Bieler! In between classic metal tunes like "Coming Home" and "Ugly," Saigon Kick offers everything from grunge-y punk ("What Do You Do," "Acid Rain") to power ballads ("Love of God") to even a couple of quite funny pop songs (the neurotic "My Life" and the homo-erotic "Down by the Ocean"). Since it arrived in the early-'90s "dead zone" for vinyl, Saigon Kick originally came out on LP only in Europe, and original copies go for a pretty penny, er, euro...our release comes in a deep purple vinyl pressing limited to just 2000 copies! Includes lyric sheet/inner sleeve.


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