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Van Halen’s first live album with Diamond Dave on the mic.

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 11.30.06 AMUp until now, if you wanted to hear a live recording of DLR fronting VH, you had to score a scratchy bootleg. Since the band formed in 1975, we can factually say that Tokyo Dome In Concert (Live) was 40 years in the making. Spoiler alert – they sound awesome! –Eric Shea

 

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Striking from the heavens, Lightning Bolt will leave you breathless!

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 11.48.52 AMFew bands live up to their name like Lightning Bolt. Brian and Brian’s indie prog blitzkrieg takes no prisoners. Careening through sounds and riffs on their latest, Fantasy Empire, you’d think an army of people made these songs, but no. Just two dudes on bass and drums. Mind = blown. –Diego Gonzalez

 

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Eighth full length from this beloved, indie rock outfit.

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 11.47.31 AMDeath Cab For Cutie’s 1998 debut Something About Airplanes will forever remain an indie rock classic, and while Kintsugi retains that record’s introspective melancholia, it’s much more polished and mature, reintroducing the occasional electronics that surfaced on previous records, seemingly borrowed from DCFC frontman Ben Gibbard’s other project, The Postal Service. –Andee Connors

 

GRiZ drops party music with a populist appeal.

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 11.57.15 AMSay It Loud finds the Detroit funkster polishing his sound with soul-laden melodies draped over slaptastic glitch-hop beats. Live guitars and horns gel with nasty synth basslines, while featured artists like Talib Kweli and Ivan Neville take the energy level up a notch. Put on your dancin’ shoes and get down! -Chris Horgan

 

Gil Scott-Heron leads you on an emotional journey of classics recorded before he moved “On The Other Side.”

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 11.54.54 AMThis master takes your hand to guide you through intimate moments of stripped down vocal/piano pieces peppered with honest conversations and history lessons. Nothing New plays like you’re slumped next to him in an after-hours jazz club hearing experience, pain and hope. –J. Boogie

   

Aussie chanteuse Courtney Barnett is all abuzz, stateside.

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 12.19.01 PMReminiscent of early ‘90s grunge/indie-pop (with psychedelic hints), her debut album Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit dazzles and excites. With her brilliant play on words and unique take on every day life, follow the advice of the track “Debbie Downer” – “don’t stop listening/ I’m not finished yet.” –Michelle Solomon

 

Richard Pryor’s daughter brings more than Black & White.

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 12.20.37 PMRain Pryor is dismissive of her famous father and no wonder: growing up, her favorite comedian was Steve Martin. On her debut comedy album, she explores her Jewish and Black heritage, discusses the difficulty of being a sexually active parent, and yes, she actually does a great impression of her dad. –Kelly Anneken

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