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on may 20 we will release mary lattimore & paul sukeena's west kensington. this is their first release today despite knowing each other for quite some time. equal parts contemplative and transporting, lattimore's harp and synths operate in tandem with the guitars and mellotron of sukeena (a frequent collaborator with both steve gunn and angel olsen and member of spacin') to create miniature universes. a natural extension of lattimore's body of solo work and sukeena's secret weapon status, perfect to mentally file alongside the meditative work of alice coltrane and the expansive explorations of brian eno. west kensington is available for pre-order now on black vinyl (or, while supplies lasts, limited purple vinyl) for delivery in advance of the album's street date.

on april 8 you can pack your pipe with wet tuna's warping all by yourself. as i'm sure you know, tuna specializes in homegrown, dubwise psychedelia pivoting on the edge of chaos and funk. is wet tuna the venn nexus of crazy horse playing funkadelic? or funkadelic playing crazy horse? the beauty is in the central staring eye of the beholder. warping all by yourself is wet tuna's latest reconceptualization of the notion of a "jam band" while staying effectively genreless. warping all by yourself is available for pre-order now on black vinyl (or, while limited supply lasts, super-limited leaf green vinyl) for delivery in advance of the album's street date.

march 18 will see the release of sonic youth's in/out/in. a sonic youth album in 2022? yep, you read that correct. this is a sort of cousin to both the destroyed room and the SYR series in that it consists of primarily instrumental tracks that were cosmically meant to live together. calling out such hallowed tracts is not an act that is taken lightly. in/out/in takes the two tracks from our 2011 box set and couples them with three additional like-minded cuts from the band's 2000-2010 phase, all never previously released physically. there's something here for every flavor of SY head. taken individually or as a whole, the band's unmistakable voice shines. sonic youth's in/out/in is available for pre-order now for delivery in advance of the album's street date.

on november 19 we have the privilege of helping introduce you all to the self-titled debut album from body/dilloway/head. this album is a serious and apt soundtrack for our times - confusion reigns across the album's duration but the chaos is so cohesively focused. the album came about once bill nace and kim gordon handed over body/head studio sessions to aaron dilloway for manipulation and treatment in the dilloway house style. the end result sounds like dilloway processing body/head at one moment but then body/head covering dilloway stylistically the next. on body/dilloway/head they all become one. these are sounds out of time, sounds out of place, sounds like nothing else. when it comes to body/dilloway/head, words quite simply fail, a result that is totally fine when this album has so much to say. body/dilloway/head is available for pre-order now for delivery in advance of the album's street date.

october 29 sees the release of reticence/resistance from the legendary pelt. with over two decades of fandom under the TLR belt, we can safely say that pelt is one of those acts that will emerge from the shadows when you need their services the most. they are always watching, always ready. our chaotic present offers a situation that is almost tailor-made for a pelt intervention, especially given that nine years have passed since their last widely released statement, "effigy". a previously-unannounced installment in three lobed's 20th anniversary series, this new album was recorded live by the band's current quartet configuration (patrick best, nathan bowles, mikel dimmick, mike gangloff) over two nights at london's cafe oto in 2017. as true heads know, live pelt is the band at their most revelatory, their most magickal. consistent with the band's modus operandi, reticence/resistance was performed on entirely acoustic instruments and lives at the intersection of folk, drone and experimental traditions. it is an album that finds us deep into the band's run but also offers one of their most vital statements. as always, pelt is singular and pelt provides. within the greater three lobed catalog, pelt has always been a sort of a white whale, the sort of act that would hopefully grace our catalog. reticence/resistance provides us all with aural relief now and also shows how, given time and celestial patterns, dreams can come true. come drone with us. available on LP and digital for pre-order now for delivery in advance of the album's street date.

if you are deeply familiar with the six organs of admittance discography, you know that synchronicities always seem planned and typically are preordained. to that end, it should likely come as no surprise that june 25's the veiled sea is both the twentieth proper six organs album and an installment in the three lobed 20th anniversary series. what may come as a surprise, however, is that the veiled sea is a six organs album that contains no acoustic guitar, features multiple tracks with searing/soaring electric guitar solos in excess of five minutes in continuous duration, a track with an out and out dance beat *and* a faust cover. yes, you read all of that correctly. taken as a whole the veiled sea is like nothing else in the six organs - or any other - discography. concepts of american guitar heroics, galactic postpunk, popol vuh-ish pastoralism and heavy psych are all thrown in the blender. "as always, chasny finds the invisible threads between incongruous sound worlds" writes brent sirota in a wonderfully insightful essay on the album that we urge you to click through to read. "it is an improbable universe, but somehow it all connects." let the veiled sea transport you far, far away. available on LP and digital for pre-order now for delivery in advance of the album's street date.

may 7, 2021 will see the release of daniel bachman's axacan. bachman has never shied away from bold musical statements. the bold and engrossing axacan sees bachman defiantly playing against type and creating one of the most introspective and deeply personal albums of instrumental music released in recent memory. a solo affair, axacan weaves together bachman's acoustic guitar and harmonium alongside raw field recordings from various locations, events and phenomena to create a conceptual collage that is both documentary and authorial. each creak, clatter, or bang colors bachman's aural polaroids with deep and personal significance. it is a similar approach to the one he used on 2018's the morning star but here sharpened and honed to a razor's edge. give yourself over to axacan and let it wow you in the moment and change you afterwards. axacan is available for pre-order now for delivery in advance of the album's street date. axacan is a part of the three lobed recordings 20th anniversary series alongside several other LPs by other long-standing three lobed family members / favorites.

march 12, 2021 saw the release of sunburned hand of the man's pick a day to die. this exhilarating and wild ride is steered the way that only sunburned can - unpredictable, rhythmic, visionary, irascible and truly unlike anything else out there. this is the band's fifth release with TLR and their first widely available release in close to ten years. pick a day to die is also a true studio album, a bit of a rarity in their 170+ installment deep catalog. when paired alongside 2019's headless (check the band's staggeringly deep bandcamp site), the album showcases both the band's current lineup and sound, proclaiming loudly a return to the throne for this multi-decade ensemble. if you have been into the sunburned vibe and output historically or persistently, the release of pick a day to die will signal that 2021 is a great time to continue to wave that flag high and proud, new salad days. if you have been a sunburned dabbler in the past or - gasp! - have never tried your hand at their particular brand of action we feel confident that you will find this album to be a great time on its own and a welcoming invitation for you to dive deeply into their wide and immersive discography. ever since the trio of the wild animal, jaybird and headdress filtered across the TLR radar in the earliest of the aughts we have been truly and deeply captured by sunburned's wild and uncontainable magic. we learned early on the complete and freeing truth of the sunburned mantra "NO WAY OUT". it has been a privilege and joy to be able to both participate in the singular longform narrative that is their discography as well as to have them along for this series, especially when their entry is as potent as this album. to steal and paraphrase for a moment from brent sirota's magnificent essay, pick a day to die, sure, but definitely not today. pick a day to die is available for order now for immediate delivery. pick a day to die is a part of the three lobed recordings 20th anniversary series alongside several other LPs by other long-standing three lobed family members / favorites.

october 9, 2020 saw the release of soundkeeper, the fourth album from the gunn-truscinski duo. this duo has long held a special place within the three lobed catalog. to crib from jesse jarnow's essay, "with a decade-long partnership that is far more like a real band than their discography might imply, soundkeeper is the duo's fourth proper album. no one-off blowing session carved into tracks, soundkeeper is a focused realization of the pair's full dynamic sweep. it's music that goes straight for it, ecstasy and flotation and otherness, neither songs nor jams. perhaps more like windows. or events. it's music that immediately goes out, gets out, stays out, has always been out, a glowing radius around the amp and drum kit, intimate even at volume." soundkeeper is here to provide you with the care that you need. released on 2xLP, CD, and digital, this album is shipping now. soundkeeper is a part of the three lobed recordings 20th anniversary series alongside several other LPs by other long-standing three lobed family members / favorites.

july 10, 2020 saw the release of music for walks, the debut album from silver scrolls. silver scrolls is a DC/NC duo consisting of dave brylawski (polvo, idyll swords, black taj) and brian quast (polvo 2.0, vanilla trainwreck, the BQs, the cherry valence, etc.) and their craft in trade is rock. what kind of rock? well, music for walks is an amalgamation of psych rock, 90s indie rock, math rock, classic rock and prog rock that spins all of of these ideas down into two side-long suites. heady and refined, the perfect soundtrack for your urban(e?) walks or your nature walks. be prepared. released on LP and digital.

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updated 21 march 2022