This is ground zero for one of the '90s last true cult bands; now legendary for churning ghostly wailings, unearthly bellows, and gentle whispers together into one soaring, crawling, ugly and beautiful blend of brilliance. My Love Is Higher Than Your Assessment Of What My Love Can Be is essential listening for all fans of hard and heavy post-rock, and stands as the official starting point for your Harvey Milk education.
1. A Small Turn Of Human Kindness
2. Women Dig It
3. The Anvil Will Fall
4. Merlin Is Magic
5. My Father's Life's Work
6. Where The Bee Sucks, There Suck I
7. Jim's Polish
9. All The Live Long Day
Head Games on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
Foreigner's 1979 Effort Its Edgiest, Heaviest, Hardest-Hitting Album
Band Pairs Synthesizers With Guitars on Record to Mesmerizing Effect
"Head Games," "Dirty White Boy" Continue Group's Hit Streak
Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Roy Thomas Baker's Original Production Shines Like Never Before
The moment Head Games begins, a nastier, grittier tone is established, and it becomes apparent that Foreigner is bringing something new to the table. Namely, an edgier, leaner sound built around stronger guitars and harder rhythms. The heaviest record of the bands career, the 1979 effort functions as irrefutable proof that the quintet rocked as hard as anybody in the mainstream and did so without losing sight of the melodies that put it at the top of the charts. And with Head Games, there Foreigner would stay.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys collectible audiophile edition of this longtime favorite classic-rock staple bursts with tremendous dynamics, soaring vocal timbres, punchy dynamics, and newfound instrumental separation. With more emphasis placed on Mick Jones guitar riffs and meatier grooves, you may just find yourself investing in a new power amp to get every last degree of detail thats been uncovered! Longtime fans will be thrilled to hear the subtle nuances now fully discernible amidst a gargantuan soundstage.
Joined by new bassist Rick Wills, and guided by Queen producer Roy Thomas Baker, Foreigner goes for broke, ratcheting up the muscularity on hard-hitting fare such as the hit single Dirty White Boy, Seventeen, and the aptly titled Rev on the Red Line. However, the group maintains its trademark equilibrium, pushing the limits on toughness yet retaining a diamond-in-the-rough smoothness that allows the bands hummable choruses and winding hooks to take hold.
Moreover, the band expands its use of synthesizers to wonderful effect. The smash title track, through which mesmerizing keyboard passages coarse, is a prime example of Foreigners slight albeit thrilling sonic evolution, the net result upping the drama, fanfare, and color. At the time, the combination was a breakthrough idea. Is it any wonder Head Games sold more than 5 million copies?
None, however, sound anywhere near as lifelike, involving, and rich as Mobile Fidelitys remaster. Part of the reason why late 70s arena rock remains beloved, and why its so fun, owes to the go-for-broke nature of the arrangements, decibel-clearing volume levels, and free license to just let loose. By digging in and revealing all the musical information the master tapes provide, Mobile Fidelitys analog 180g LP amplifies the pleasure principle by tenfold!
1. Dirty White Boy
2. Love on the Telephone
4. I'll Get Even with You
6. Head Games
7. The Modern Day
8. Blinded by Science
9. Do What You Like
10. Rev on the Red Line
The sounds and styles on Astronautalis' albums are an animal not so easily caged, and his latest release, This Is Our Science is no exception to that tradition of wild genre bending. Features Tegan Quinn (Tegan & Sara), Radical Face, (Electric President), members of Midlake & The Riverboat Gamblers all waltzing in time to the work of P.O.S. (Rhymesayers), Alias (Anticon/Sage Francis), Cecil Otter (Wugazi), Lazerbeak (Doomtree), and more of indie hip-hop's finest.
1. The River, The Woods
2. This Is Our Science (feat. Isaiah Toothtaker and P.O.S.)
3. Thomas Jefferson (feat. Sims and Mike Wiebe)
4. Measure the Globe
5. Dimitri Mendeleev
6. Midday Moon
7. Contrails (feat. Tegan Quin)
8. Holy Water
9. Secrets on Our Lips
10. Life the Curse
11. One for the Money
The Light Of A Golden Day, The Arms Of The Night is the debut LP from Los Angeles located Douglas Armour. The album finds the artist expertly blending our favorite poptones from days past to create a hyper-literate pastiche thats equal parts nostalgia and forward-thinking. Echoing its title, the LP has a structure that plays off binary oppositions to create one of the most varied pop albums weve heard in a long time.
The first movement is defined by crunchy, danceable house beats that provide a sonic bedrock for the lush bubblegum harmonies that Armour never lets us down with. Tight basslines merge with drum machines and are colored with cloudy synthesizer passages and crystal-clear guitar lines to perfectly compliment the vocal melodies. Fall Apart Again is reminiscent of a West Coast version of Hot Chip, even breezier and sunnier with less irony and more hooks. Trembling, On the Verge adds to the formula by going back even further and ending up sounding like Hall & Oats with access to todays equipment.
The second movement finds Armour in a more reflective state-of-mind with gritty electronics swapped for warm Wurlitzer tones, shimmering Southern California guitars and a subtle yet effective alt-country slant that provides a stunning contrast to the records first half. As Bright as the Stars is a little bit folk and the poppy hook is unavoidable. Also included here is the Prince of Wands, a carryover from Armours 7-inch which has been a DJ staple in New York for almost a year now. And, finally,
The Light Of A Golden Day, The Arms Of The Night concludes with The Mystery, It Never Lasts, a finely crafted acoustic closer that finds the singer repeatedly calling out for Los Angeles in beautiful, angelic harmonies remeniscient of the late Elliott Smith.
Great lyrics, tight arrangements and lush instrumentation allow Armour to play with genre expectations on his own terms here, creating a blended concoction that feels like an old friend has come to visit and the bond is new again.
1. Not An(other) Unlove Song
2. Fall Apart Again
3. Towards The Light
4. Trembling On The Verge
5. Flushed And Flamelike Themselves
6. Something Sweet
7. The Whole World
8. As Bright As The Stars
9. Prince Of Wands
10. The Mystery, It Never Lasts
Ella Fitzgerald was in prime form during her 1960 tour of Europe and her Berlin concert, which opened the tour, won her critical acclaim and two Grammys (Best Female Vocal Performance (Single) and Best Vocal Performance (Album). It's most remembered for her hilariously inventive performance of Mack the Knife, during which she forgot the lyrics and substituted her own without losing stride. Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog master tapes.
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1. Gone with the Wind
3. Lady Is a Tramp
4. Man I Love
6. Too Darn Hot
8. Mack the Knife
9. How High the Moon
Scott Matthew is best known for his work on the John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig & the Angry Inch) film Shortbus (2006). Matthew wrote the theme song, In the End, (staged during the film in a long version by Tony-nominated performer Justin Bond), in addition to the songs Little Bird, Surgery and Upside Down performed in the film by Scott himself and featured on the soundtrack. For his debut album, in addition to seven original tracks, Scott arranged and recorded new versions of the songs used in Shortbus. Together with his producer Mike Skinner (not of The Streets) he arranges the instruments and stylistic devices with such a lightness and elegance, it seems as though the songs are falling accidentally through space and time. Classical string arrangements in Balladear, Habit and Abandoned are juxtaposed with minimalist ensembles like Little Bird and Upside Down where a ukulele supports his exceptional, soulful voice. This 180g gatefold vinyl version also contains a bonus 7 with the two unreleased tracks Language and For Dick.
4. Ballad Dear
5. Little Bird
6. Laziest Lie
7. Upside down
9. In the End
11. Market me to Children
Robin Williams describes himself as a hairy comedian from California, but he is also an Academy Award-winner (best supporting actor for Good Will Hunting) and was nominated three other times as best actor for Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and The Fisher King. In addition to the Academy Award, Robin Williams also won four Golden Globe Awards and four Grammys.
2009 was a year of ups, downs and second chances for Robin Williams. Now recovered from emergency heart surgery, the comedian, writer, Academy Award-winning actor and highly revered free spirit returned to HBO for his first solo TV concert since 2002. Robin first appeared on HBO more than three decades ago and he returned to HBO in December 2009 for a unique stand-up event from Washington, D.C. Taped at DAR Constitution Hall in November 2009, Weapons Of Self Destruction features the Oscar winner at one of the stops on his sold-out national tour.
In his performance, Williams covers such topics as global warming, sex and politics, the state of health care in the country (suggesting a cash for clunkers program for elderly relatives), drugs recreational and otherwise, and more personal topics, including his recentheart sugery. Weapons Of Self Destruction was written by Robin Williams and produced and directed by Marty Callner, whose previous HBO credits include comedy specials starring WIll Ferrell, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld and George Carlin.
1. Whats Up DC?!? Chicago/Rio Olympics
2. Fires Weed and the Weather
3. Hybrids and Animals
4. Healthcare and Heart Surgery
5. Bush, Cheney, and the Obamas
6. Sarah Palin, The Clintons, and Jack
7. Arnold, The Economy and Alternative Fuels
9. The Summer Olympics and Athletics
10. Drugs, Alcoholism and More Drugs
11. Religion and Marriage
12. Intelligent Design
14. A Touching Tribute
Ranked 255/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society is the sixth studio album by the English rock group The Kinks, released in November 1968. It was the last album by the original quartet, as bassist Pete Quaife left the group in early 1969. A collection of thematic vignettes of English town and hamlet life, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society was assembled from songs written and recorded over the previous two years.
1. The Village Green Preservation Society
2. Do You Remember Walter
3. Picture Book
4. Johnny Thunder
5. Last Of The Steam Powered Trains
6. Big Sky
7. Sitting By The Riverside
1. Animal Farm
2. Village Green
4. Phenomenal Cat
5. All Of My Friends Were There
6. Wicked Annabella
8. People Take Pictures Of Each Other
Ranked 77/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
A youthful ambition bursts through the Clashs debut, a machine-gun blast of songs about unemployment, race, and the Clash themselves. The eternal punk album, it is a blueprint for all punk bands that followed.
High quality 180g Audiophile Vinyl
Replication of Original Artwork
Bonus 7" 45rpm disc with 2 Tracks
1. Clash City Rockers
2. I'm So Bored With The USA
3. Remote Control
4. Complete Control
5. White Riot
6. White Man In Hammersmith
8. London's Burning
9. I Fought The Law
10. Janie Jones
11. Career Opportunities
12. What's My Name
13. Hate & War
14. Police & Thieves
15. Jail Guitar Doors
U.K. foursome Betty And The Werewolves' 2010 debut album which was preceded by the two promising singles "Euston Station" and "David Cassidy" Tea Time Favourites' 14 tracks feature a great mix of indie-pop and shouty punk-pop with great lyrics and boundless energy. Recorded at Onecat studios in Brixton.
1. Euston Station
2. Paper Thin
3. Good as Gold
4. David Cassidy
5. Purple Eyes
6. The Party
10. Tu Veux Jouer
11. Should I go to Glasgow?
14. Hyacinth Girl
In early 2009, tired of being virtually the only two people in attendance at some of the most exciting rock shows to come through town, Seattle music fans Aubrey Nehring and Darlene Nordyke founded the Portable Shrines Collective, a DIY organization devoted to the promotion of psychedelic, garage, and experimental music. In addition to assembling local bills for nationally touring bands and providing custom projections and poster art, Portable Shrines currently hosts a bi-weekly DJ night, publishes a blog, and produces Escalator Fest, an annual multimedia happening bringing together bands, psych DJs, video artists, and enthusiastic crowds.
The collectives first compilationthe first ever Seattle-based comp of its kindPortable Shrines Magic Sound Theatre Vol. I is an exquisitely curated treasure trove of rare or exclusive tracks from eighteen of the most lucid acts currently working in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The compilation features heavy hitters AFCGT and Kinski (Sub Pop), Eternal Tapestry (Thrill Jockey, Not Not Fun), Prince Rama (Paw Tracks), Master Musicians of Bukkake (Important Records) and Diminished Men (Abduction), as well as tracks by a host of up-and-coming Northwest psych acts including Night Beats, Purple Rhinestone Eagle, Midday Veil, This Blinding Light and Brother Raven, all of whom have performed at Escalator Fest or another Shrines-curated event.
Mastered by Mell Dettmer at Seattles Aleph Studios and pressed on virgin audiophile vinyl, Portable Shrines Magic Sound Theatre Vol. I is being issued in a limited vinyl-only run of 1000 pieces in gorgeous gatefold packaging featuring original artwork by collective members Aubrey Nehring, Emily Pothast and Steve Quenell.
1. Circles - Geist and the Sacred Ensemble
2. Astro Fields - Plankton Wat
3. Shasta - Tiny Light
4. Oblong Trance - Diminished Men
5. Gotta Make Your Hands Work - To Get Her Together
6. Clock - AFCGT
7. Child of God - Midday Veil
8. Beast - Brother Raven
9. Chrome Forest - Eternal Tapestry
10. I am not invincible - Prince Rama
11. BAN A CHU - Master Musicians Of Bukkake
12. Mudra - Janina Angel Bath
13. The Lamb - Blood Red Dancers
14. Soul On Fire - This Blinding Light
15. Thorns - Night Beats
16. Burn It Down - Purple Rhinestone Eagle
17. _/\_ (revised) - A Story Of Rats
18. Whatever Happened to Madeleine Stowe - Kinski
Spindrift's new full-length is a soon-to-be classic concept album collection of what the band has always done best and in vibrant rich recording sonics. Produced by Ethan Allen (Better than Ezra, Throwing Muses) and mastered by the legendary Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins), Classic Soundtracks pushes the band's penchant for experimentation even further and with stellar results.
2. Space Vixens Theme
4. Theme From Confusion Range
6. When I Was Free
7. Theme From Ghost Patrol
8. Legend of the Widower Colby Wallace
9. Devil With A Gun
10. Theme From Amboy
13. Theme From Drifter's Pass
14. Red Reflection
After creating three albums of dirty and danceable garage rock anthems, Hollywood's favorite son and Eagle of Death Metal frontman, Jesse 'The Devil' Hughes, is unveiling his solo debut as Boots Electric. Titled, Honkey Kong, the album is being released courtesy of Dangerbird Records (Fitz and The Tantrums, Silversun Pickups, Minus the Bear).
Honkey Kong was produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Depeche Mode, The Kooks) and was co-written with legendary keyboardist Money Mark, best known for his many collaborations with the Beasties Boys.
2. I Love You All The Thyme
3. Boots Electric Theme
4. Dreams Tonight
5. No Fun
6. Oh Girl
7. Speed Demon
8. Youll Be Sorry
9. Trippy Blob
10. Swallowed by the Night
Two Fingers are Brazilian beat adventurer pioneer Amon Tobin and Joe Doubleclick Chapman. The pair met when Tobin lived in Brighton and bonded over an interest in music that ran way beyond the boundaries of electronica. Together in Montreal, they applied production techniques associated with U.K. styles such as drum & bass to the template of hip hop. U.K. artist, Sway was so taken with what they were doing, he flew straight out to Montreal and recorded seven tracks with them. The remaining rhythms were voiced by some time Missy protege Ms. Jade and dancehall legend Ce'Cile. The result is a project unlike anything that any of the three main players has ever made before. It is a unique, utterly uncompromising, brutal and beautiful record that could only have grown out of the U.K. and the internationalism of those involved.
1. Straw Men
2. What You Know
3. Better Get That
4. Two Fingers
5. That Girl
6. Keman Rhythm
7. Jewels and Gems
8. Bad Girl
9. High Life
10. Doing My Job
11. Not Perfect
12. Moth Rhythm
4 on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity
#1 1981 Album Teems With Hits: "Urgent," "Waiting for a Girl Like You," "Juke Box Hero"
Foreigner's Most Consistent, Economical, and Cleanly Produced Record
Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sonics Open Window to Mutt Lange's Direct Production
Be A Juke Box Hero: Sound Will Rattle Your Walls and Shake Your Windows!
Want to be a juke box hero? Heres your chance. Featuring Mutt Langes spotless production, contributions from Motown legend Junior Walker and new-wave icon Thomas Dolby, no less than three huge singles, and Foreigners most economical performances, 4 is classic-rock nirvana, a model of crystalline pop-rock melodies and lighter-flicking balladry. More than six million copies later, the 1981 record is still rightly discussed as a front-to-back masterpiece of precision, power, and economy. Its an album that demands to be experienced in the highest-possible fidelity.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP presents 4 in a room-filling, stadium-big sound that simply crushes whats heard on all prior versions. Replete with energetic rockers such as Urgent, Night Life, and Woman In Black, the record benefits from a sonic facelift that opens up the previously compressed dynamics, expands the dimensions of the soundstage, dials in a clear path to the instrumental images, and erases the ceiling that pressed down on Lou Gramms superhuman vocals. For the first time, Langes obsessive, detail-oriented production can be enjoyed in all its splendid glory.
Fresh off blockbuster success with AC/DCs Back In Black, Lange uses his magic touch on 4, pairing with guitarist Mick Jones who, armed with the best batch of riffs of his career, shared a the producers sentiment for discipline, efficiency, and cleanliness. And so, on crisp tunes like Break It Up, pianos and hard-hitting guitars share the same space without ever impinging on one another or overstepping boundaries. The winning formula also propels Top 5 hits like the wildly funky Urgent, sent to new heights by Walkers dazzling saxophone solo, and the touching Waiting for a Girl Like You, a crossover smash that introduced Foreigner to soft-rock and adult-pop audiences.
Simply stated, 4 has everything: Rowdy frustration-releasing cuts, fiery rock n roll tunes, heartfelt torch songs, and synth-drenched pop numbers. The playing throughout positively smokes, as the one-two punch of Gramm and Jones lands with both emotional and musical impact every time. There's not a single wasted note. And, reduced to a quartet, Foreigner seems bent on making more with less, just as Lange does with the polished production. This is 42 minutes of hard-rocking bliss.
Accept no substitute. Mobile Fidelitys collectible audiophile edition will rattle your walls and shake your windows. Be prepared to tap every reserve available from your amplifiers. And play it LOUD!
1. Night Life
2. Juke Box Hero
3. Break It Up
4. Waiting for a Girl Like You
7. I'm Gonna Win
8. Woman in Black
9. Girl on the Moon
10. Don't Let Go
Rick Braun can sing, his fans will attest to that, though he has not done to date a full vocal release or even hinted at a recording of this depth and magnitude until now. Boasting a glorious repertoire, superb orchestration and an underlying ambiance that may evince a smile from the spirits of Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker and Nelson Riddle, all along with his warm-hearted flugelhorn throughout Rick's newest Artistry Music release.
This record dances around the definitions of adult pop and invites jazz fans as well as classical crossover lovers to the party, all the while demonstrating a first rate sensibility of how strings and singers truly work together with vibrant results. Sings With Strings also pays homage to the classics "Chet Baker Sings" and "Clifford Brown with Strings." in its title.
1. Time After Time
2. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
3. Once Upon A Summertime
4. I Thought About You
5. It's Love
6. Lucky To Be Me
7. Say it
8. The Good Life
9. I've Never Been In Love Before
10. Plus Je T'Embrasse
11. The Things We Did Last Summer
After years of waiting and anticipation from their debut release, Fury And The Fallen Ones, The Ghost Inside answers the call with their new album Returners. The incredibly powerful and honest 11-song set is sure to cement the band's standing in the hardcore scene.
1. Walk Away From The World
2. Greater Distance
3. Between The Lines
7. The Conflict
9. The Returner
10. Through The Cracks
11. Truth and Temper
Rock n' roll vets Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5, R.E.M., Young Fresh Fellows) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Gutterball, Danny & Dusty, Miracle 3) have an unhealthy love for music undermined only by an even more unhealthy love of baseball. The compatriots blend their two passions with The Baseball Project Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails, an album of buzzing guitars and baseball back stories.
The heroes and villains of America's (in)famous pastime are explored with cutting wit and fanboy detail in songs that satisfy both the summer's need for rock anthems and sweltering afternoon double-headers. Drummer Linda Pitmon (Miracle 3, Golden Smog) and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck round out the squad, as they spin tales of ill-fated drinking binges ("The Yankee Flipper," "The Death of Big Ed Delahanty"), near mythical icons ("Ted Fucking Williams"), folk heroes ("Fernando," "Satchel Paige Said") and on "Gratitude (For Curt Flood)," the overlooked man who changed the game.
A passionately funny and sarcastically reverent commentary on the state of the sport, The Baseball Project provides a hip soundtrack to the backstage party at America's game
1. Past Time
2. Ted Fucking Williams
4. Broken Man
5. Satchel Paige Said
7. Long Before My Time
8. Jackie's Lament
9. Sometimes I Dream Of Willie Mays
10. The Death Of Big Ed Delahanty
11. Harvey Haddix
12. The Yankee Flipper
13. The Closer
Yes, I'm Ready and Oh How It Hurts were Barbara Mason's two original mid-1960s Arctic LPs featuring 5 charting singles between them. They are separate LP's packaged in a plastic sleeve together on 180-gram vinyl and genuine stereo. Philly sweet soul got started here when producer Weldon Arthur McDougal III paid three violinists from the Philadelphia Orchestra $25 each to use their Stradivarius violins to overdub the core Philadelphia studio team of Ronnie Baker, Norman Harris and Earl Young. Captured here in perfect clarity and fidelity is their original magnificent sound.
LP1 - Yes I'm Ready
1. Yes, Im' Ready
2. Come To Me
3. You Got What It Takes
5. Something You Got
6. Come See About Me
7. Sad Sad Girl
8. Got To Get You Off My Mind
9. Keep Him
10. Girls Have Feelings Too
11. Moon River
12. Trouble Child
LP2 - Oh How It Hurts
1. Oh, How It Hurts
2. Poor Girl In Trouble
3. I Need Love
4. You Can Depend On Me
5. I Do Love You
6. Game Of Love
7. Yes, I'm Ready
8. If You Don't
9. Is It Me
11. I Don't Want To Lose You
12. For Your Love
Ben Webster, wrote the jazz historian J. E. Behrend, "was two men in one: in fast pieces he was a musician with a throaty, croaking vibrato, while in slow ones he was a master of erotic and intensive ballads." In this compilation of both his own works and standard numbers with the promising title of Soulville, 'Big Ben' shows the gentle and the rougher sides of his nature. The album starts things off with a few good and honest blues numbers, but it's in the classics "Lover Come Back To Me" and "Makin' Whoopee" that the very heartbeat of the Age of Swing can easily be discerned.
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2. Late Date
3. Time on My Hands
4. Lover, Come Back to Me
5. Where Are You
6. Makin' Whoopee
7. Ill Wind
9. Boogie Woogie
10. Roses of Picardy
Remastered by Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes
The Definitive 45RPM Blue Note Reissue Series!
This 1961 Blue Note date showcases a fine balance of hard bop and soul-jazz with just the right amount of blues thrown in. Leading the charge here are Booker Ervin's tenor and guitarist Grant Green while drummer Al Harewood, bassist George Tucker's and Horace Parlan's piano round out the proceedings. Six new tunes including charts by Parlan (title tune), Ervin ("The Book's Beat"), Tucker ("Fugee"), Green ("The Other Part Of Town") plus "Light Blue" by Stanley Turrentine, allow everyone plenty of time and space to have their say and then bring it home.
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1. The Book's Beat
2. Up and Down
4. The Other Part of Town
5. Lonely One
6. Light Blue
Donuts began simply enough as an idea to turn a particularly good demo beat tape into a full-length release, and has since became a classic hip-hop album, one of the defining works of J Dilla's life.
Completed during a year J Dilla mostly spent in a hospital bed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Donuts would gain particular poignancy when, only three days after it's release, February 10, 2006, the artist passed away, losing his battle with a rare blood disease.
Announced in the Fall of 2005, the concept of a rap album without rappers struck some as minor novelty, but Donuts would prove to transcend the rigid definitions of what a hip-hop album could be. It plays part like a DJ mix, part like a hip-hop beat maker at work, its songs starting and stopping unexpectedly, like someone turning the dial on an imaginary radio station. But it's an unmistakably modern album, and one which perfectly encapsulated the artist's reputation among his peers and fans as a top-rated architect of soulful hip-hop.
4. Light My Fire
5. The New
8. The Diff'rence
10. Time: The Donut of the Heart
14. Stepson of the Clapper
15. The Twister (Huh, What)
16. One Eleven
17. Two Can Win
18. Don't Cry
19. Anti-American Graffiti
20. Geek Down
23. One for Ghost
24. Dilla Says Go
26. The Factory
30. Last Donut of the Night
31. Donuts (Intro)
Holly Golightly's 2001 album God Don't Like It is a cross between garage rock and folk with Holly's signature twang thrown in for good measure. The twelve song set includes the Holly favorite "Give Back Time" and a cover of the Bill Withers classic "Use Me." Recorded at Toe Rag Studios in London with Bruce Brand, Baine Watson, Ed Deegan, John Gibbs and Dan Melchior. Cover art was painted by John Langford from The Mekons.
1. I Hear You
2. Feel Something
3. Give Back Time
4. Pretty Good Love
5. I Don't Know
7. Nothing You Can Say
8. Easy On Me
9. Here Beside You
10. Second Place
11. Can't Stand To See Your Face
12. Use Me
Slowly But Surely is a 2004 album from Holly Golightly, her lucky 13th and follow-up to Truly She Is None Other. The twelve song collection was recorded at Toe Rag studios with Liam Watson (White Stripes) at the controls. Features a bigger and slightly more polished sound than prior releases and the addition of the organ on half the tracks gives the album a Prisoners/Animals feel to it.
1. On The Fire
2. The Luckiest Girl
3. My Love Is
4. Keeping On
5. Always and Forever
6. Dear John
7. In Your Head
8. Slowly But Surely
9. Through Sun and Wine
10. All Grown Up
11. Won't Come Between
12. Mother Earth
The broken heart breakup record, The Good Things is the 1995 solo debut album from Holly Golightly. The release marks Holly's departure from her former group, the Billy Childish anchored Thee Headcoatees and offers the first glimpses at a very promising solo career.
1. Virtual Happy
3. Wherever You Were
4. The Good Things
6. Comedy Time
7. HOld On
8. Without You
9. Any Other Way
10. The Ride #2
11. Every Word
12. The Last Time
Sweet Sour is the second full-length album from the Southampton trio Band Of Skulls made up of Russell Marsden (guitar/vocals), Emma Richardson (bass/vocals) and Matt Hayward (drums). Following the success of their universally embraced 2009 debut Baby Darling Doll Face Honey, the band retreated to a studio in Norfolk, UK to begin writing Sweet Sour. They returned to their home studio in Southampton to start the recording which they completed in Wales at Rockfield Studios. Sweet Sour was produced by Ian Davenport (Supergrass, Badly Drawn Boy) and mixed by Nick Launay (Grinderman, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire).
1. Sweet Sour
4. Devil Takes Care Of His Own
5. Lay My Head Down
6. You Aren't Pretty But You Got It Going On
10. Close To Nowhere
Formed in 1978 by 'Metal' Mike Saunders and Gregg Turner, a pair of erstwhile rock critics who’d previously teamed with fellow writer Richard Meltzer in the group VOM. The Angry Samoans are classic first wave LA punk at its finest and Inside My Brain is their consummate 1980 debut. For fans of Black Flag, TSOL, Circle Jerks and Fear. Limited edition 180g vinyl from Drastic Plastic Records.
1. Right Side of My Mind
2. Gimme Sopor
3. Hot Cars
4. Inside My Brain
5. You Stupid Asshole
6. Get Off the Air
7. My Old Man's A Fatso
8. Carson Girls
9. I'm A Pig
10. Too Animalistic
11. Right Side Of My Mind
Counting Crows' 1993 debut album released for the first time as an LP in the U.S.!
Double album cut at 45 RPM, plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings — four sides maximize the recording's dynamic range
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound
Counting Crows put in the gigging hours during the early days of the band, and it paid off. By the time they signed to Geffen in 1993, they had already built up a significant fanbase. Their debut, August and Everything After, produced by T-Bone Burnett, was released later the same year and became an unexpected multi-platinum hit, partly as a result of the successful single "Mr. Jones."
Although recorded to audio tape, the album was originally mastered for CD and featured a longer playing time than a standard LP. Thus Analogue Productions has reissued August and Everything After as a double LP set to maximize the dynamic range of this recording. This is the first time that the 'Crows multi-platinum smash has been released in the U.S. as an LP. Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound.
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1. Round Here
3. Mr. Jones
4. Perfect Blue Buildings
5. Anna Begins
6. Time And Time Again
7. Rain King
8. Sullivan Street
9. Ghost Train
10. Raining In Baltimore
11. A Murder Of One
Reissue of Emperor's first ever-official live album and probably the first proper live black metal album of any true quality. Recorded at the sold out show at London’s Astoria theatre on the first leg of their IX Equilibrium tour. This live album captures all the majesty of the world’s best black metal band in your face and live!!
1. Curse You All Men!
2. Thus Spake The Nightspirit
3. I Am The Black Wizards
4. An Elegy Of Icaros
5. With Strength I Burn
7. Night Of The Graveless Souls
8. Inno A Satana
9. Ye Entrancemperium
Ranked 297/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Numbered, Limited Edition!
Weezer doesn’t look like rock stars, its amusing name doesn’t evoke stadium-heights glories, and the group’s lyrics don’t exude confidence or flash. For precisely these reasons, and the fact that the band’s songs on its self-titled debut are the stuff of air-guitar dreams and shout-it-out choruses, the quartet became ironic arena-rock stars equally celebrated by in-the-know hipsters and mainstream radio listeners. Replete with urgent melodies, quirky confessional narratives, wry humor, and gargantuan hooks, Weezer (Blue Album) remains the best geek-rock record ever made.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s analog version of the 1994 release finally possesses the grand-scale sonics that the music’s bunker-busting hooks deserve. Cars frontman Ric Ocasek’s polished production is now both free of artificial ceilings that squashed the explosive dynamics and rid of the compression that saddled the frequency range. Instrumental separation is vastly improved, and the amount of midrange energy seemingly doubled. This reissue is guaranteed to help you rock out.
Underdogs and misfits, Weezer emerged from Los Angeles as nerdy kids that eschewed traditional party-hard ways in favor of studying Kiss records, engaging in conversations about old LPs, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. The band’s awkwardness joyfully translates in its songs on its 1994 debut, largely concerned with jealous insecurities, pop culture, true-to-life heartbreak, common accidents, youthful misconceptions, and daydreaming. Unlike many of their indie-rock peers, Weezer finds no need to conceal feelings in obscurities, snark, or impossibly impenetrable quirkiness.
While every song on Weezer is a delight, “In the Garage,” the ultimate ode to a heavy-metal practice space and private musical retreat, best spells out the album’s appeal and the band’s intent. “I’ve got an electric guitar/I play my stupid songs/I write these stupid words/And I love every one/Waiting there for me/Yes I do, I do/In the garage/No one cares about my ways/In the garage where I belong” sings leader Rivers Cuomo, his voice often meshing with that of Matt Sharp, and giving the material a barbershop-quartet harmonic boost in line with the catchiness of the guitar-driven bridges and rhythmic foundations.
More than three-times platinum, the Blue Album, as it’s often called, also claims an iconic cover that pays tribute to that of the Feelies’ Crazy Rhythms. The picture—as well as the bubblegum-inspired content within—has become an indelible part of modern culture. Weezer graces must-have lists from Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Guitar World, and more. And needless to say, “My Name Is Jonas,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly,” and “Undone (The Sweater Song)” are all modern classics.
1. My Name Is Jonas
2. No One Else
3. The World Has Turned and Left Me Here
4. Buddy Holly
5. Undone (The Sweater Song)
6. Surf Wax America
7. Say It Ain’t So
8. In the Garage
10. Only in Dreams
Recorded live at The Village Vanguard in New York on June 25, 1961, this was the fourth album by the Bill Evans Trio, composed of pianist Bill Evans, bassist Scott LaFaro, and drummer Paul Motian. Scott LaFaro was one of the supreme jazz bassists, a virtuoso player whose playing changed the very conception of his instrument. This album unfortunately also represents one of LaFaro’s last performances, recorded just days before his tragic death at the age of 25 by automobile accident. Interestingly the album also contains tracks that Evans had recorded prior to working with LaFaro, so that this recording provides a very accurate index of the bassist’s great contribution to the trio.
1. My Foolish Heart
2. Waltz for Debby
3. Detour Ahead
4. My Romance
5. Some Other Time
180 Gram LP Mastered from the Original Master Tapes
This 1962 Record Marks Rollins' Return After Taking a Voluntary Break to Refine His Playing
How badly did Sonny Rollins want to refine his playing? The saxophonist shocked the world in 1959 and took a break, returning in 1962 with this splendiferous set, named after the Williamsburg Bridge, where he practiced by himself. He’s paired here with guitarist Jim Hall, whose communicative lines, along with Rollins’ esteemed solos and melancholy patterns, gives The Bridge lofty status. The quartet tackles both originals and standards such as Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child" and Cole Porter's "You Do Something to Me," turning up aces every time.
Mastered from the original master tapes, ORG Music's 180 gram LP presents this Bluebird/RCA classic in the finest analog sound it's ever known. Everything from each of Rollins' dip-and-dive patterns to the patter of Ben Riley's drums is heard with extreme detail and range.
1. Without a Song
2. Where Are You?
3. John S.
4. The Bridge
5. God Bless the Child
6. You Do Something to Me
Ranked 15/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Drawn from the Original Monoaural Mixes Created by Chas Chandler, Jimi Hendrix, and Eddie Kramer in 1967
All Analog Mastering by Bernie Grundman
Original Artwork and Sequencing
Highly Sought After Mixes Previously Unavailable for Decades
200 Gram Pressing by Quality Record Manufacturing
Faithful to the Original Edition Released in 1967 - US and International Edition Features Different Songs and Sequencing
The debut release from the Jimi Hendrix Experience is widely regarded as the greatest, most inﬂuential debut release from any artist. Are You Experienced has long been acknowledged as one of the most inﬂuential rock albums of all time.
The classic US edition of the album was only available in mono for a brief period after its original August 1967 release. This version features the classic ﬁsh-eye cover and includes such hits as “Purple Haze” and “Hey Joe”.
This original monophonic mix has been transferred from the original master tapes by noted mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Grundman’s all analog mono mastering process helps to present the vitality of the original recording as accurately as possible.
1. Purple Haze
2. Manic Depression
3. Hey Joe
4. Love Or Confusion
5. May This Be Love
6. I Don't Live Today
7. The Wind Cries Mary
9. Third Stone from the Sun
10. Foxey Lady
11. Are You Experienced
Remastered with Bonus Tracks, Liner Notes, Lyrics and Never Before Seen Images
Godflesh is classic, ballsy, catchy, and mean. Justin Broadrick (the band’s frontman, and ex member of Napalm Death) manages to craft catchy riffs and choruses into the mix without losing a drop of originality. Even though "Hymns" is the band’s swan song, it still sounds just as passionate as their first record “Streetcleaner”. Often called their finest album, “Hymns” was released in 2001, and is now being re-issued by The End Records as a Special Edition 2 LP deluxe remaster with bonus tracks, liner notes, lyrics and never before seen photos and images. Always a few steps ahead of the pack, Godflesh have once again reinvented themselves, providing their audience with a challenging and inspirational slab of crushing industrial metal.
2. Deaf, Dumb & Blind
7. White Flag
8. For Life
LP 2 - Bonus Material
1. Voidhead (Demo 2012 Mix)
2. Vampires (Demo 2012 Mix)
3. Deaf, Dumb & Blind (Demo 2012 Remastered)
4. Anthem (Demo 2012 Remastered)
5. Paralyzed (Demo 2012 Remastered)
6. For Life (Demo 2012 Remastered)
7. If I Could Only Be What You Want (2012 Remastered)
The Place Beyond the Pines is Derek Cianfrance's upcoming crime drama film. The film reunites Cianfance and Ryan Gosling with whom he worked on 2010's Blue Valentine. It also stars Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne and Ray Liotta.
The daring movie is a sweeping emotional drama that powerfully explores the unbreakable bond between fathers and sons. It tells the story of a motorcycle stunt rider (Gosling) who considers committing a crime in order to provide for his newborn child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician (Cooper).
Mike Patton, American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known as the lead singer of the rock band Faith No More delivers a sweeping and brooding score. Like a red thread, his music guides the audience through this multi-generational story often linking characters and locations.
In addition to Mike's score, the album features an eclectic selection of music by the likes of Vladimir Ivanoff (Miserere Mei), Arvo Park (Fratres), Bon Iver (The Wolves) and Fall Back (Yonas) among others.
2. Family Trees
4. Forest of Conscience
5. Beyond the Pines
10. Eclipse of the Son
11. The Snow Angel
12. Handsome Luke
13. Please Stay - The Cryin' Shames
14. Ninna Nanna Per Adulteri - Ennio Morricone
15. The Wolves (Act I and II) - Bon Iver
The BLADE RUNNER soundtrack was composed by Vangelis for Ridley Scott's 1982 film considered one of the finest sci-fi movies ever made. It is mostly a dark, melodic combination of classical compositions and synthesizers which mirrors the futuristic film noir envisioned by Scott. The soundtrack holds legendary status and at the time was well-received by fans and critics including Best Original Score nominations for a BAFTA and Golden Globe yet, except for a few cuts, it was not released until 1994.
The movie remains a classic film with a long list of popular movie stars including Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos most of whom appear on this record in movie dialog samples mixed into the 12 tracks of nearly one hour of music. Vangelis makes each track flow into one another. The soundtrack features vocal contributions from Demis Roussos and the sax solo by Dick Morrissey on "Love Theme." The gatefold jacket includes many colorful stills from the film. BLADE RUNNER is a timeless classic on film and now on 180g transparent red vinyl.
1. Main Titles
2. Blush Response
3. Wait for Me
4. Rachel's Song
5. Love Theme
6. One More Kiss, Dear
7. Blade Runner Blues
8. Memories of Green
9. Tales of the Future
10. Damask Rose
11. Blade Runner (End Titles)
12. Tears in Rain
Hair of the Dog is the sixth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1975. The album was recorded at Escape Studios, Kent, United Kingdom with additional recording and mixing at AIR Studios, London, and is the band's biggest selling album, having sold two million copies worldwide.
After three albums with Deep Purple's Roger Glover producing, Manny Charlton stepped into that position, one he filled for several subsequent albums.
It was Nazareth's first big hit album (aside from the minor success of Razamanaz), including classics such as the title track, "Love Hurts" (on the US version, but not the Canadian/European, it replaced the original "Guilty"), "Beggars Day" and "Please Don't Judas Me".
The album title is often considered to be a shortened form of the phrase describing a folk hangover cure, "the hair of the dog that bit you". However, according to Dan McCafferty, the title is a play on "heir of the dog", i.e. a "son of a bitch". This was the title the band had intended for the album, but the label did not approve and had the name changed, although nearly a thousand album covers were printed. The original "Heir of the Dog" album covers are very rare and worth a small fortune to collectors. The title track is sometimes mistakenly called "Son Of A Bitch" because of its hook ("now you're messin' with a son of a bitch").
1. Hair of The Dog
2. Miss Misery
4. Changin Times
5. (a) Beggars Day (b) Rose In The Heather
6. Whiskey Drinkin Woman
7. Please Dont Judas Me
8. Love Hurts (bonus track)
In retrospect, it's a bit shocking how fully formed the signature Aerosmith sound was on their self-titled 1973 debut -- which may not be the same thing as best-executed, because this album still sounds like a first album, complete with the typical stumbles and haziness that comes with a debut. Despite all this, Aerosmith clearly showcases all the attributes of the band that would become the defining American hard rock band of the '70s. Here, the Stones influences are readily apparent, from the Jagger-esque phrasing of Steven Tyler to the group's high-octane boogie, but the group displays little of the Stones' deep love of blues here. Instead, Aerosmith is bloozy -- their riffs don't swing, they slide. They borrow liberally from Led Zeppelin's hybridization of Chess and Sun riffs without ever sounding much like Zep. They are never as British as Zeppelin -- they lack the delicate folky preciousness, they lack the obsession with blues authenticity, they lack the larger-than-life persona of so many Brit bands. They are truly an American band, sounding as though they were the best bar band in your local town, cranking out nasty hard-edged rock, best heard on "Mama Kin," the best rocker here, one that's so greasy it nearly slips through their fingers. But the early masterpiece is, of course, "Dream On," the first full-fledged power ballad. There was nothing quite like it in 1973, and it remains the blueprint for all power ballads since. The rest of the record contains the seeds of Aerosmith's sleazoid blues-rock, but they wouldn't quite perfect that sound until the next time around.
-All Music Guide
1. Make It
3. Dream On
4. One Way Street
5. Mama Kin
6. Write Me
7. Movin' Out
8. Walkin' The Dog
Contains the classics "Same Old Song And Dance", "Train Kept A-Rollin' " and "Seasons of Wither"
Often overshadowed by the subsequent twin highlights of Toys in the Attic and Rocks, Aerosmith's 1974 second album, Get Your Wings, is where Aerosmith became Aerosmith -- it's where they teamed up with producer Jack Douglas, it's where they shed much of their influences and developed their own trademark sound, it's where they turned into songwriters, it's where Steven Tyler unveiled his signature obsessions with sex and sleaze. Chief among these attributes may be Douglas, who either helped the band ease into the studio or captured their sound in a way their debut never did. This is a leaner, harder album, bathed in grease and layered in grit, but it's not just down to Douglas. The band itself sounds more distinctive. There are blues in Joe Perry and Joey Kramer's interplay, but this leapfrogs over blues-rock; it turns into slippery hard rock. To be sure, it's still easy to hear the Stones here, but they never really sound Stonesy; there's almost more of the Yardbirds to the way the group works the riffs, particularly evident on the cover of the early 'Birds classic "The Train Kept a Rollin'." But if the Yardbirds were tight and nervy, Aerosmith is blown out and loose, the sound of excess incarnate -- that is, in every way but the writing itself, which is confident and strong, fueled by Tyler's gonzo sex drive. He is the "Lord of the Thighs," playing that "Same Old Song and Dance," but he also slows down enough for the eerie "Seasons of Wither," a powerful slow-churning ballad whose mastery of atmosphere is a good indication of how far the band has grown. They never attempted anything quite so creepy on their debut, but it isn't just that Aerosmith is trying newer things on Get Your Wings, it's that they're doing their bloozy bluster better and bolder, which is what turns this sophomore effort into their first classic.
-All Music Guide
1. Same Old Song and Dance
2. Lord of the Thighs
4. Woman of the World
5. S.O.S. (Too Bad)
6. Train Kept A-Rollin'
7. Seasons of Wither
8. Pandora's Box
Contains the classics "Sweet Emotion", "Walk This Way", & "Toys In The Attic"
After nearly getting off the ground with Get Your Wings, Aerosmith finally perfected their mix of Stonesy raunch and Zeppelin-esque riffing with their third album, Toys in the Attic. The success of the album derives from a combination of an increased sense of songwriting skills and purpose. Not only does Joe Perry turn out indelible riffs like "Walk This Way," "Toys in the Attic," and "Sweet Emotion," but Steven Tyler has fully embraced sleaziness as his artistic muse. Taking his cue from the old dirty blues "Big Ten Inch Record," Tyler writes with a gleeful impishness about sex throughout Toys in the Attic, whether it's the teenage heavy petting of "Walk This Way," the promiscuous "Sweet Emotion," or the double-entendres of "Uncle Salty" and "Adam's Apple." The rest of Aerosmith, led by Perry's dirty, exaggerated riffing, provide an appropriately greasy backing. Before Toys in the Attic, no other hard rock band sounded like this. Sure, Aerosmith cribbed heavily from the records of the Rolling Stones, New York Dolls, and Led Zeppelin, but they didn't have any of the menace of their influences, nor any of their mystique. Aerosmith was a gritty, street-wise hard rock band who played their blues as blooze and were in it for a good time; Toys in the Attic crystallizes that attitude.
-All Music Guide
1. Toys in the Attic
2. Uncle Salty
3. Adam's Apple
4. Walk This Way
5. Big Ten Inch Record
6. Sweet Emotion
7. No More No More
8. Round and Round
9. You See Me Crying
From the Press Release:"I felt very free going into making this album. It was a solo mission, on my terms, my time, my choices," says Lenka. "Previously my music was focused on being uplifting and energizing. For this album, I shifted to create a lullaby soundtrack for myself, my child and everyone out there. I have always loved albums that one can fall asleep to; an experience I enjoyed a lot growing up. Those songs drift into your unconscious like no others."
Tracks like "Nothing Here But Love," an unbridled paean to the power of love, and "After the Winter," a celebration of spring and the hope it holds that features Tracy Bonham on violin, offer a welcome respite from a rattled world. "Two Heartbeats" is an ethereal slice of life written from the perspective of an unborn child (and features the in utero heartbeat of Lenka's son)
The album has is soothing moments, to be sure, but Shadows also grapples head-on with separation ("Faster With You"), loss (the heartbreaking "Nothing") and the fears that keep young and old awake at night ("Monsters"). "The Shadows are imprints and remnants of the big life stuff happening to me right now," she explains. "I have been reflecting a lot as things change around me. Birth, death, love, regrets, innocence, dreams, independence, connection."
Lenka plays a variety of instruments throughout, including keyboards, wurli, glockenspiel and vibraphone, and recorded the album in New York, Montreal, Toronto and her hometown of Sydney.
In Australia, Lenka reunited with Tom Schutzinger, whom she had originally worked with when both were members of acclaimed Australian electronic/ambient band Decoder Ring. Schutzinger produced "No Harm Tonight" as well as "Heart To The Party," a track he and Lenka co-wrote.
After leaving Decoder Ring and moving to the States, Lenka released her self-titled debut album in 2008. It entered Billboard's Heatseekers chart at #3 and contained "The Show," a No. 1 single at radio in three countries that has had a very long life. It was the pivotal song in the 2011 film "Moneyball" and Billy Crystal sang "The Show" during his opening monologue for the 2012 Oscars. "The Show" has also been heard in promotional spots for "Ugly Betty," Old Navy, Coca-Cola, Apple and Crate & Barrel commercials, and on "Dancing With The Stars" and "Grey's Anatomy."
1. Nothing Here But Love
2. Faster With You
3. Heart To The Party
4. After the Winter
5. Find A Way to You
7. No Harm Tonight
8. Two Heartbeats
11. The Top Of Memory Lane
Arguably one of the most groundbreaking and influential bands in the metal realm, ATHEIST combined a death metal attack with virtuosic level of playing. This union would create a style of forward thinking, progressive metal that would soon become the benchmark for many influential metal bands (DEATH, CYNIC, PESTILENCE, etc.).
'Elements' was once the final chapter in the story of a band many years ahead of its time. Its complex arrangements fused disparate sounds such as delicate jazz, deep funk grooves, latin rhythms, flamenco guitar stylings, and samba interludes with blistering metal chops to create music that confused as many as it pleased. Once a fitting swansong for the unique entity that ATHEIST had become, 'Elements' was almost equally regaled and reviled for the ambitious ideas it put into motion. In the years since the band split Elements has been recognized as a crucial piece of ATHEIST history and a marker for the wider acceptance for heavy, dynamic, progressive metal.
Recommended if You Like: late-period DEATH, OBSCURA, CYNIC, THE FACELESS, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
3. Samba Briza
9. Fractal Point
11. See You Again
Arts & Crafts X is a collection of original collaborative recordings by artist pairings from the A&C roster.
The album's 10 tracks include new compositions as well as fresh interpretations from a list of artists that includes Broken Social Scene, Feist, Timber Timbre, Chilly Gonzales, Stars and Dan Mangan.
Apostle Of Hustle
Broken Social Scene
Gold & Youth
The Hidden Cameras
Ra Ra Riot
Still Life Still
Re-released for the first time since its original release in 1973! A lost classic that captures deep soul at its most poignant and resonant, couching Thomas' deeply affecting vocals in earthy arrangements that emphasize the singer's gospel roots. In Between Tears is finally back for the first time since 1973.
1. In Between Tears
2. She’ll Never Be Your Wife
3. These Four Walls
4. Whats So Wrong With You Loving Me
5. You’re The Dog (I Do The Barking Myself)
6. Medley: Coming From Behind (Monologue)
7. Wish Someone Would Care
8. Turn My World Around
Hooks: a musical idea or short riff, passage, or phrase that catches the ear of the listener. Some bands have ‘em, most don’t. Austin-based five-piece SCORPION CHILD have ‘em in spades. Whether it’s an extended blues jam or a short slice of bombastic heavy rock “The Child” lay a hook so tasty everyone bites. SCORPION CHILD come from lots of different places, not only logistically but musically. Their sound heralds back to early 70’s kraut and psych-rock with a modern twist and lists PENTAGRAM, HAIRY CHAPTER and LUCIFER'S FRIEND as influences. They originally formed in 2006 and have spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage presence. Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the outfit with a siren-like voice reminiscent of a young Robert Plant. Guitarists Christopher Jay Cowart and Tom Frank layer high-energy twin-guitars over the band’s driving rhythm section fueled by Shaun Avants (bass) and Shawn Alvear (drums). “Our influences are diversified as classic 80’s thrash metal to the old school southern blues of Blind Willie Johnson, Lemon Jefferson and Willie McTell,” says Black. “We came to Austin to form a band with a single vision and though we’ve played in different bands with a range of styles, after jamming together, we found our footing in what we do best.” Balancing full-time jobs at coffee shops and bars around town forced the group to be very disciplined. “Austin’s a great city to develop and hone your skills musically,” admits Black. “Every genre can be found here from blues and jazz to punk and hardcore.” In 2010, after years of slogging it out in the Austin scene, SCORPION CHILD gained peer recognition with critical praise from local and regional press while selling out high profile gigs at SXSW. The stage was set for the band’s recording debut. After songwriting sessions in Nashville, the band spent last year recording their self-titled album with Grammy-nominated producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith known for his work with THE ANSWER, JET, AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, DAX RIGGS, and many others). The result is a hybrid of nine, hook-filled heavy-psych classics that breathe new life into a stale hard rock market. Their music erupts with big drums, thunderous guitar riffs and dangerous soul ridden bass lines. Black’s powerful rock vocals convey a sexiness and swagger not heard since the days of FREE and HUMBLE PIE. A surge of electricity bursts from the first notes of “Kings Highway” to the pummeling drive of “The Secret Spot” and the highly addictive open-chord “Liquor”. Built for the big stage is “Salvation Slave” which hearkens back to a time when guitar rock ruled the airwaves and made going to a concert the ultimate main event. Building on dynamic tension comes the acid-infused “Antioch”, a progressive number with hypnotic beats and subtle shades of light that build into a blinding guitar duet. A galloping pulse distinguishes “In The Arms of Ecstasy” as a celebration of groove that is followed by the raw unchained riffage of “Paradigm”. The album concludes with the slow building “Red Blood (The River Flows)” which continues to attract comparisons to LED ZEPPELIN. “We do have this whole acoustic side that sounds very ZEPPELIN III with a lot of gospel”, says Black. “ZEPPELIN were very innovative and not afraid to go outside the usual confines of electric blues. I guess that’s where the comparison comes from.” Recently signed to legendary metal label Nuclear Blast the band has pulled “Polygon of Eyes” as their lead single. A nod to DIO-era RAINBOW, the song is four minutes of power-heavy rock plowing through an ancient storyline of swords and mystics. Says Black, “I’ve always wanted to hear new musical ingredients within a classic heavy sound. We want to maintain spontaneity while putting special emphasis into integral hooks.” As vinyl continues to gain momentum, SCORPION CHILD with Nuclear Blast have plans to release their debut in June 2013 as a glorious gatefold edition with different colored vinyl in each pressing. Building up to the debut release was a large-scale tour with CLUTCH and UK’s ORANGE GOBLIN the perfect event to introduce SCORPION CHILD to the masses. Several summer festivals are to follow including Rock The Range and Rocklahoma. The band join an elite few including THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, WOLFMOTHER and RIVAL SONS who celebrate a warm Marshall and liquid feedback while still pushing boundarie
1 Kings Highway
2 Polygon Of Eyes
3 The Secret Spot
4 Salvation Slave
7 In The Arms Of Ecstasy
9 Red Blood (The River Flows)
10 Keep Goin’ (LUCIFER'S FRIEND cover)
Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With The Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director, co-writer and leading man, RZA, alongside an exciting international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu, tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-takes-all battle for a fortune in gold.
Blending astonishing martial-arts sequences from some of the masters of this world with the signature vision he brings as the leader of the Wu-Tang Clan and as one of hip-hop's most dominant figures of the past two decades, RZA embarks upon his most ambitious, stylized and thrilling project to date. In addition to Crowe and Liu, the cast is rounded out by Rick Yune, Jamie Chung, Cung Le, Dave Bautista, Byron Mann, Daniel Wu and Pam Grier.
The film's accompanying soundtrack features all new exclusive music from a handful of artists from the Wu-Tang camp including RZA himself, Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon as well as Kanye West, Corrine Bailey Rae, The Black Keys, Pusha T and Mabel John among others!
1. The Blacksmith (RZA)
2. The Baddest Man Alive (The Black Keys/RZA)
3. Black Out (Ghostface Killah/M.O.P./Styles P)
4. White Dress (Kanye West)
5. I Forgot To Be Your Lover (The Revelations ft. Tre Williams)
6. Rivers of Blood (Raekwon/Ghostface Killah/Kool G Rap/RZA)
7. Built For This (Method Man/Freddie Gibbs/Streetlife)
8. Tick Tock (Pusha T)
9. Poverty's Paradise (24 Carat Black)
10. Chains (Corrine Bailey Rae)
11. The Archer (Killa Sin)
12. Blowin' In the Wind (RZA/Flatbush Zombies)
13. Green Is the Mountain (Frances Yip)
14. Six Directions of Boxing (The Wu-Tang Clan)
15. Your Good Things Is About To End (Mabel John)
As one of the most prominent figures in late 20th century Blues, singer/multi-instrumentalist Taj Mahal played an enormous role in revitalizing and preserving traditional acoustic Blues. Not content to stay within that realm, Mahal broadened his approach. He took a musicologist’s interest in a multitude of Folk and Roots music from around the world - Reggae and other Caribbean Folk, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Zydeco, various West African styles, Latin and even Hawaiian music. The African-derived heritage of most of those forms allowed Mahal to present the blues as part of a wider musical context.
Yet while he dabbled in many different genres, he never strayed too far from his laid-back Country Blues foundation. The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973 is a two-disc sonic portrait chronicling the early stirrings of Taj Mahal’s solo career.
The twice Ivor Novello Award nominated The Leisure Society return with their stunning third album 'Alone Aboard The Ark'. Contains the tracks 'The Sober Scent of Paper' and 'Fight For Everyone'.
1. Another Sunday Psalm
2. A Softer Voice Takes Longer Hearing
3. Fight For Everyone
4. Tearing The Arches Down
5. The Sober Scent Of Paper
6. All I Have Seen
7. Everyone Understands
8. Life Is A Cabriolet
9. One Man And His Fug
10. Forever Shall We Wait
11. We Go Together
12. The Last In A Long Line
Ill Blood is the second studio album by Canadian hardcore band No Warning. It was released on November 26, 2002 on Bridge 9 Records.
It is the band's last album on the indie hardcore label Bridge 9. This album was produced by Ben Cook and Dean Baltulonis.
1. Behind These Walls
2. No Time For You
3. Answer The Call
4. Short Fuse
5. Wound Up
6. Growing Silent
7. Caught In The Web
8. All New Low
9. Over My Shoulder
11. Pushing On
12. Ill Blood
1. A Day In The Life
2. Too Much To Bare
3. My World
4. Take It Or Leave It
6. Wrong Again
7. Taking Sides
8. Too Much To Bare
9. Deal With It
Expect No Mercy is the ninth studio album by the Scottish hard rock band Nazareth, released in 1977.
Their Return to Hard Rock Form after the Experimental 'close Enough for Rock N Roll'.
1. Expect No Mercy
2. Gone Dead Train
3. Shot Me Down
4. Revenge Is Sweet
5. Gimme Whats Mine
6. Kentucky Fried Blues
7. New York Broken Toy
9. Place In Your Heart
10. All The Kings Horses
Vertebrae is the tenth studio album release by Norwegian progressive black metal band Enslaved. It was released on 29 September 2008 via Indie Recordings in Europe and on 28 October 2008 via Nuclear Blast in the US. It was received as Album of the Year (2008) in Terrorizer Magazine, and later their Critic's Choice Album of the Year for 2008. The album sold approximately 1100 copies in its first week, reaching number 49 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.
Heterotic is husband-and-wife production team Lara Rix-Martin and Mike Paradinas, the latter the boss and founder of Planet Mu, and a celebrated producer in his own right as µ-Ziq. Their debut release is a composite of four striking instrumental tracks and four unique collaborations with Gravenhurst, the musical pen-name of Nick Talbot who is known for his dark, folk-tinged material for Warp Records. They were brought together by a mutual friend who sensed potential in the pairing.
For both Talbot and Paradinas, the project is something of a departure. Love & Devotion displays an affinity for hazy, dreamy, ’80s-influenced electronic pop shot through with the dynamics and space of modern electronic dance music. The lyrics describe a world profoundly haunted by its past; while allusions to a key event are cloaked in ambiguity, their echoes in the present are described in visceral and magical detail. Love & Devotion’s tightly coiled melodies cloaked in an insomniac haze, subtle harmonic shifts and strong vocal counter-melodies conveying sweeping sketches of a troubled, neon world.
Brand new album from Portugal The Man. Produced by Danger Mouse.
1. Plastic Soldiers
2. Creep In A T-Shirt
3. Evil Friends
4. Modern Jesus
5. Hip Hop Kids
6. Atomic Man
7. Sea of Air
9. Holy Roller (Hallelujah)
10. Someday Believers
11. Purple Yellow Red and Blue
Walkin' This Road By Myself was originally released in 1962.
Hopkins' style emanated from playing most of his life unaccompanied at his own insistence. His fingerstyle picking of playing alternating and monotonic bass, rhythm, lead, and percussion all the while improvising lyrics, even 'talking' his lyrics. He incorporated creative, chromatic turnarounds and single note lead lines. Tapping or slapping the body of his guitar adding his own percussive effects. While most of his songs are standard 12-bar blues, his phrasing was loose and free.
"Hopkins is the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act." - Robert "Mack" McCormick, Lightnin's producer in the '50s and Smithsonian musicologist
"One of the great country blues and perhaps the greatest single influence on rock guitar players." - New York Times, January 31, 1982
1 Walkin' This Road By Myself
2 Black Gal
3 How Many More Years I Got To Let You Dog Me Around
4 Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes
5 Worried Life Blues
1 Happy Blues For John Glenn
2 Good Morning Little School Girl
3 The Devil Jumped The Black Man
4 Coffee Blues
5 Black Cadillac
The first album in 6 years from JOSHUA HOMME, TROY VAN
LEEUWEN, MICHAEL SHUMAN, DEAN FERTITA, plus...for the recording, the return of Songs For The Deaf members, DAVE GROHL on drums, NICK OLIVERI and MARK LANEGAN
Plus performances by SIR ELTON JOHN, TRENT REZNOR, ALEX TURNER (Arctic Monkeys), JAKE SHEARS (Scissor Sisters)
Recorded by MARK RANKIN (Adele, “Rolling In The Deep”)
For their first album in six years, Joshua Homme’s
mighty Queens Of The Stone Age called back classic
members Dave Grohl and Joey Castillo on drums,
and Nick Oliveri and Mark Lanegan on vocals. In
addition, some big names came in to perform:
Elton John, Trent Reznor, Alex Turner (Arctic
Monkeys), Jake Shears (Scissor Sisters), James
Lavelle (U.N.K.L.E.) and more. Of course the current
lineup of Troy Van Leeuwen, Michael Shuman and
Dean Fertita also feature throughout.
...Like Clockwork contains Homme’s most intense,
personal and beautiful songwriting to date. While
the thunder of Queens past is still evident (especially
in lead single “My God Is The Sun”) there are a
number of gorgeous ballads — meditations on time
passing, the struggle to create art, and the nearness
The music lives up to the album’s lyrical and
conceptual ambitions, with some of Homme’s finest
guitar work to date, at times recalling past greats
such as Brian May or George Harrison, at other times
uniquely his own. The rhythm section starts and
stops on a dime, and in some of the more complex
songs, the ensemble playing is virtuosic - but never
The striking album artwork, imagery and intro
animations are by young British artist Boneface,
working closely with Homme.
1. Keep Your Eyes Peeled
2. I Sat By The Ocean
3. The Vampyre of Time and Memory
4. If I Had A Tail
5. My God Is The Sun
7. Fairweather Friends
8. Smooth Sailing
9. I Appear Missing
10. …Like Clockwork
A tidal pool of yawning guitars and frizzled pedal effects that would have also felt right at
home on Smith Westerns' 2011 breakout LP." SPIN
“This bunch of slackers make a grunge-for-dancing-to noise that rises in all the right
places and isn’t afraid of throwing in a few pop hooks” NME
“For all their trippy leanings, Splashh are equally inspired by punk and shoegaze bands
like Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Deerhunter, and play with a raucous zeal that
suggest they’re not for hugging trees anytime soon” THE FLY
“Unremitting no-care fuzz that threatens to make every worry fade out, just leaving a big
mass of strung-out chords, anthemic, reverb laden vocals and soaring, ethereal synths.”
FOR FANS OF: TAME IMPALA, PIXIES, SWERVEDRIVER, DINOSAUR JR, SUMMER JAMS
New Zealand born Sasha Carlson (guitar/singer) loves to go on vacation. He basically
lives for it. During one such vacation, he met Aussie born Toto Vivian (guitar/keys/BV’s),
and the two bonded over a strong love of life and music. Spending the summer in the
idyllic setting of Byron Bay, the two soaked in the sun and spit it out into a bunch of
well-crafted, neo-shoegaze, pop songs.
With summer coming to a close, Sasha convinced Toto to help him continue his vacation
by taking a trip to London. After hanging out in the East End of London, they decided to
make the vacation a permanent one. Joining up with British Thomas Beal (bass) and
flying in NZ buddy Jacob Moore (drums), Splashh took up in a Hackney bedroom to
record, booked their first UK gigs and has never looked back.
Described as making happy, sun-drenched music that is inspired by the nostalgic spirit
of the 90’s, Splashh’s sound is based on distorted grooves, dreamy nostalgia and melody.
Filled with carefree attitude, their music transports the listener to the summers of
yesteryear kicking back with good friends. It sounds of dreamy fuzz being thrust through
the walls of your neighbor’s garage as the ‘slackers on summer holiday’ dream of
adventure, fun and the open road.
2. All I Wanna Do
3. Need It
5. So Young
7. Feels Like You
8. Washed Up
9. Strange Fruit
10. Lost Your Cool
Unavailable for over 10 years, Zoom, has been remastered and features a brand new, unreleased studio track as an added bonus.
At the time of its original release in 2001, Jeff Lynne hadn't released an Electric Light Orchestra album since 1986's Balance of Power.
He called upon notable friends for a little help, enlisting contributions from longtime ELO member RICHARD TANDY as well as good friends GEORGE HARRISON and RINGO STARR.
The result is an album rich in that distinct ELO sound classic Lynne melodies and songwriting, foot-stomping rock anthems and sweet, sexy strings.
2. Moment In Paradise
3. State Of Mind
4. Just For Love
5. Stranger On A Quiet Street
6. In My Own Time
7. Easy Money
8. Really Doesnt Matter
9. Ordinary Dream
10. A Long Time Gone
11. Melting In The Sun
12. All She Wanted
13. Lonesome Lullaby
14. One Day (bonus track)
15. Turn To Stone (live from Bungalow Palace)
One of Montreal's best kept secrets, Patrick Watson is a young piano-playing singer-songwriter who draws influences from a wide range of artists, including Jeff Buckley, Erik Satie, Bjork and early Pink Floyd. He's backed by a strong band that includes Robbie Kuster on drums, Mishka Stein on bass, and Simon Angell on guitar. The band has played with an impressive group of artists, from fellow Canadian stars like Feist, Lhasa, Champion, and the Dears, to international legends like Phillip Glass and James Brown. In age of records as mp3 cookie-cutter compilations, Close to Paradise is actually an album. Make no mistake, there are pop gems that are happy to stand on their own like 'Giver', 'Luscious Life' or 'Drifters', but 'Bright Shiny Lights' is that much more uplifting after you take the trip that is 'Sleeping Beauty'. Records used to do that kind of thing. They still can. You know, if you want them to. Play it loud, with headphones. Secret City.
1 Close to Paradise
3 Slip Into Your Skin
5 Weight of the World
6 The Storm
7 Mr. Tom
8 Luscious Life
10 Man Under the Sea
11 The Great Escape
12 Sleeping Beauty
13 Bright Shiny Lights