To coincide with Pavement's 2010 reunion tour and the release of Quarantine The Past: The Best Of Pavement, Matador Records is launching a new vinyl series featuring all 5 of the band's studio albums plus the Watery, Domestic EP.
1. We Dance
2. Rattled By The Rush
3. Black Out
4. Brinx Job
6. Serpentine Pad
7. Motion Suggests
8. Father To A Sister Of Thought
10. Best Friends Arm
11. Grave Architecture
12. AT & T
13. Flux = Rad
14. Fight This Generation
15. Kennel District
17. Half A Canyon
18. Western Homes
First-Ever Domestic Pressing Of Animal Collectives 2004 Breakthrough
Animal Collectives 2004 critical breakthrough, Sung Tongs, available again on 2xLP. The first-ever domestic pressing of Avey Tare and Panda Bears classic pop-inflected wild-child masterpiece is DMM remastered and comes with a 320kbps digital download of the album.
More than any previous release, Sung Tongs hinted at the melodic sensibility and melding of widely disparate influences that would lead the group through subsequent crossover success with their 2005 effort Feels, on into their massive surge in popularity with 2009s Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Sung Tongs has been called revelatory, epiphanic, dizzying and stunning, or as Pop Matters put it at the time, It's as if the joy and pleasure of sound is sharp enough to have jugulated me. I'm left bloodless on the floor with my soul heaven-sent, critical hyperbole, perhaps, though its no exaggeration that Sung Tongs documents an essential stage in the evolution of one of the great creative musical forces of our time.
1. Leaf House
2. Who Could Win A Rabbit
3. The Softest Voice
4. Winters Love
5. Kids On Holiday
6. Sweet Road
7. Visiting Friends
9. We Tigers
10. Mouth Wooed Her
11. Good Lovin Outside
12. Whaddit I Done
The band has recorded their own versions of each track on The Beatles' 1967 classic in their own inimitable style, with help from special friends Miley Cyrus, Moby,My Morning Jacket, J. Mascis,Dr. Dog, Phantogram, Tegan and Sara,Grace Potter,Electric Würms (THE LIPS side project who recently released their 6-song debut album, Musik, Die Shwer Zu Twerk) and many others.
All proceeds from sales of With A Little Help From My Fwends, will be donated to The Bella Foundation, a non-profit organization based in the band's hometown of Oklahoma City that assists low-income, elderly, or terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care.
1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (feat. My Morning Jacket, Fever the Ghost and J Mascis)
2. With A Little Help From My Friends (feat. The Flaming Lips, Black Pus and The Autumn Defense)
3. Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds (feat. Miley Cyrus, Moby and The Flaming Lips)
4. Getting Better (feat. Dr. Dog and Chuck Inglish)
5. Fixing A Hole (feat. Electric Wurms)
6. She's Leaving Home (feat. Phantogram and Juliana Barwick)
7. Being For the Benefit of Mr Kite! (feat. The Flaming Lips, Maynard James Keenan and Sunbears)
8. Within You Without You (feat. Birdflower and Morgan Delt)
9. When I'm Sixty-Four (feat. The Flaming Lips and more)
10. Lovely Rita (feat. Tegan & Sara, Stardeath and White Dwarves)
11. Good Morning Good Morning (feat. Zorch, Grace Potter and more)
12. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - reprise (Feat. Foxygen and MGMT)
13. A Day In the Life (feat. The Flaming Lips and Miley Cyrus)
Operation Mindcrime was Queensryche's breakthrough album, garnering the band commercial and critical success. Arguably their best release, it's a complex, ambitious effort, with top-notch music and a complicated storyline that flows smoothly from start to finish. The combination of experimental, progressive music with shorter, more radio-friendly songs enabled the band to release singles from the album while keeping the story intact and the cuts Revolution Calling, Eyes of a Stranger and I Don't Believe in Love happen to be some of the best metal songs out there.
1. I Remember Now
3. Revolution Calling
4. Operation: Mindcrime
6. Spreading the Disease
7. The Mission
8. Suite Sister Mary
9. The Needle Lies
10. Electric Requiem
11. Breaking The Silence
12. I Don't Believe In Love
13. Waiting For 22
14. My Empty Room
15. Eyes of a Stranger
Monkeywrench/Republic records is making the classic Pearl Jam album “Backspacer” available to all retailers for the very first time! Originally released on
September 20th 2009, the album contains 11 tracks including the hit single “The Fixer”.
Since their inception in 1991, Pearl Jam has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. The band has released nine studio albums, five live albums,
hundreds of live concert bootlegs, one double-disc b-side record, one double-disc greatest hits record and five live DVDs. In 2011, Pearl Jam celebrated
their 20th anniversary with a special concert weekend at Alpine Valley, WI followed by the release of Cameron Crowe's film, Pearl Jam Twenty, along with an accompanying book and soundtrack of the same name.
1. Gonna See My Friend
2. Got Some
3. The Fixer
4. Johnny Guitar
5. Just Breathe
6. Amongst The Waves
7. Unthought Known
9. Speed of Sound
10. Force Of Nature
11. The End
1. Magnolia Mountain
2. Sweet Illusions
3. Meadowlake Street
4. When Will You Come Back Home?
5. Beautiful Sorta
6. Now That You're Gone
7. Cherry Lane
9. How Do You Keep Love Alive
1. Easy Plateau
2. Let It Ride
4. Cold Roses
5. If I Am A Stranger
6. Dance All Night
8. Life Is Beautiful
An Evening of Yes Music Plus is a live album by the English progressive rock side project Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe (ABWH). Released on 12 October 1993, it was recorded at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California on 9 September 1989 in a concert that was shown live on pay-per-view in the United States. The album contains material from ABWH's self-titled album, songs from past Yes records and excerpts from keyboardist Rick Wakeman's solo work.
1. Benjamin Britten's Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
2. Jon Anderson solo: Time and a Word/Owner of a Lonely Heart/Teakbois
3. Steve Howe solo: Clap/Mood for a Day
4. Rick Wakeman solo: Gone but Not Forgotten/Catherine Parr/Merlin the Magician
5. Long Distance Runaround / Bill Bruford solo
1. And You and I
a) Cord of Life
c) The Preacher, The Teacher
2. I've Seen All Good People
As hard to believe as it appears there are still exceptions to the rule out there. For the past 15 years OPETH have managed to tread their very own path through a scene full of wannabes and traditionalists without ever heeding "metal laws" or fashion trends. Death metal was trasnformed into a melting pot in the hands of OPETH who added goth, 70s-prog-rock, folk and even elements of jazz with great skill transcending each genre in turn.
After their sonic double assault that was "Deliverance" and "Damnation" - one heavy to the point of bursting, the latter ballad-oriented - no-one thought it possible that OPETH would be able to cap it all off with "Ghost Reveries". They did so with ease. "Ghost Reveries" is positively brimming with grand emotions, brutal riffs, spherical guitars, acoustic breaks, epic keyboards, rocking organs, enchanting solos and vocals reaching from downright evil to heart-breakingly beautiful. You can detect MORBID ANGEL just as well as PINK FLOYD, KING CRIMSON and NICK DRAKE.
Let "Ghost Reveries" be your personal expedition. Metal by and for visionaries.
1. Ghost Of Perdition
2. The Baying Of The Hounds
3. Beneath The Mire
5. Reverie/harlequin Forest
6. Hours Of Wealth
7. The Grand Conjuration
8. Isolation Years
Nordland I is the eleventh full-length album by Bathory, released in 2003. It is characterized by an unapologetic return to the Viking metal of Bathory's middle period, and features songs written mainly about Norse mythology. It was to be the first in a projected four-album set, but Quorthon only lived long enough to finish the first two volumes (Nordland II was the second). Nordland II is the twelfth and final album by Bathory. It is the successor to Nordland I. Like its predecessor, it is characterized by an unapologetic return to the Viking metal style of Bathory's middle period.
4. Dragon's Breath
5. Ring of Gold
6. Foreverdark Woods
7. Broken Sword
8. Great Hall Awaits a Fallen Brother
9. Mother Earth Father Thunder
2. Blooded Shore
3. Sea Wolf
5. The Land
6. Death and Resurrection of a Northern Son
7. The Messenger
8. Flash of the Silverhammer
9. The Wheel of Sun
""Back from the Abyss" is the sound of Orange Goblin firing on all cylinders! From the Sabbathian, weighty-groove of "Sabbath Hex", the Motorhead-styled punk snarl of "The Devil's Whip", the epic, Maiden-esque gallop of "Mythical Knives", through to the apocalyptic Doom of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"; this is the best of all of our individual influences pulled together. We have created the definitive Orange Goblin album. Following the great, worldwide reception of "A Eulogy For The Damned" and the subsequent 2 years of touring everywhere, we knew we had a lot to live up to. But we were prepared and entered the studio armed with an arsenal of killer riffs! They are all present on this album, continuing the Orange Goblin trend of never being afraid to move forward or trying something new. By doing so we have created a unique, heavy sound that lies somewhere between doom, stoner, classic metal, 70's inspired heavy-rock, punk, blues and everything in between.
We worked with producer Jamie Dodd at The Animal Farm in London again as he did such a great job on the last record and I think he has even gone one better this time around! Adding Jamies amazing production to the outstanding performances and songwriting of the band, we have made an album we are all very proud of. Our last album gave the band new life and sent us off into the unknown. This new album sees Orange Goblin stretching the limits once more.........Back from the Abyss and ready to rock all over again!!" - BEN WARD (vocals)
1. Sabbath Hex
3. The Devil's Whip
4. Demon Blues
5. Heavy Lies The Crown
6. Into The Arms of Morpheus
1. Mythical Knives
3. The Abyss
5. Blood Of Them
6. The Shadow Over Innsmouth
STUNNING 180 GRAM TRANSPARENT YELLOW VINYL REISSUE OF EDGE OF SANITYS SECOND ALBUM
Edge of Sanity was a Swedish death metal band whose work often delved into experimental, even progressive, territory. Edge of Sanity are regarded alongside Opeth as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. Unorthodox is the second full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band Edge of Sanity. It was recorded in between December 1991 and January 1992 with Tomas Skogsberg and released by Black Mark Records on July 8, 1992.
1. The Unorthodox
3. Incipience to the Butchery
4. In the Veins / Darker Than Black
5. Everlasting (Epidemic Reign Part III)
6. After Afterlife
7. Beyond the Unknown
9. A Curfew for the Damned (...Blind Belief)
10. Cold Sun (Epidemic Reign Part IV)
11. The Day of Maturity
12. Requiscon by Pace (Instrumental)
13. Dead but Dreaming
14. When All is Said
STUNNING 180 GRAM TRANSPARENT BLUE VINYL REISSUE OF EDGE OF SANITYS THIRD ALBUM
Edge of Sanity was a Swedish death metal band whose work often delved into experimental, even progressive, territory. Edge of Sanity are regarded alongside Opeth as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. The Spectral Sorrows is the third full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band, Edge of Sanity, recorded by Borje Forsberg in JulyAugust 1993 and released by Black Mark Productions in 1993.
1. The Spectral Sorrows (instrumental)
3. Livin' Hell
5. The Masque
6. Blood of My Enemies (Manowar Cover)
7. Jesus Cries
8. Across the Fields of Forever
9. On the Other Side
11. Waiting to Die
12. Feedin' the Charlatan
13. A Serenade for the Dead (instrumental)
Edge of Sanity was a Swedish death metal band whose work often delved into experimental, even progressive, territory. Edge of Sanity are regarded alongside Opeth as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. Purgatory Afterglow is the fourth full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band Edge of Sanity. The album was recorded by Dan Swanö in Unisound Studios, Örebro, Sweden in July 1994 and released in 1994 by Black Mark Productions.
2. Of Darksome Origin
5. Black Tears
7. Velvet Dreams
8. Enter Chaos
9. The Sinner and the Sadness
10. Song of Sirens
Edge of Sanity was a Swedish death metal band whose work often delved into experimental, even progressive, territory. Edge of Sanity are regarded alongside Opeth as being the first to fuse extreme metal styles like death and black metal with progressive rock. Crimson is the fifth full-length studio album by the Swedish death metal band Edge of Sanity, which is their first concept album and was released in 1996 by Black Mark Productions. It features a single 40-minute track, telling a story in the distant future, when human civilization is about to end. Although the album consists of one 43-minute-long song, it really is split up into 9 movements.
Graceland (1986) is the seventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon. In 1984, after a period of depression, Simon became fascinated with a bootleg cassette of South African township music. He planned a trip to Johannesburg in the new year with Roy Halee, where he spent two weeks recording with South African musicians.
The album features an eclectic mixture of musical styles, including Pop, Rock, A Cappella, Zydeco, Isicathamiya, and Mbaqanga. Simon created new compositions inspired by the recordings made in Johannesburg, collaborating with both African and American artists.
Graceland was a major commercial hit, becoming Simon's most successful studio album. His highest-charting effort in over a decade, Simon's return to the forefront of popular music was considered a remarkable comeback in a fickle music industry. It attracted rave reviews from music critics, won 1987 Grammy Award for Album of the Year, and sold over 16 million copies worldwide.
1. The Boy In The Bubble
3. I Know What I Know
5. Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
6. You Can Call Me Al
7. Under African Skies
9. Crazy Love, Vol. II
10. That Was Your Mother
11. All Around The World Or The Myth Of Fingerprints
MISERY INDEX return with a fury worthy of the title of their new album, "The Killing Gods". With their fifth full-length, the American icons of hard hitting brutality display the strength of maturity grown out of the experience gained as a relentless touring machine. The general trend of their continuous evolution to incorporate less core elements and move towards classic death metal finds a new high water mark with “The Killing Gods”. Now brace, hold tight and duck for cover, for the wrath of the gods is upon us!
2. The Calling
3. The Oath
4. Conjuring The Cull
5. The Harrowing
6. The Killing Gods
7. Cross To Bear
8. Gallows Humor
9. The Weakener
11. Colony Collapse
180gm vinyl LP pressing of the long-awaited 2007 release from the twisted and talented duo (Gene and Dean Ween), their first full-length studio album in four very long Ween-less years! Ween have been busy during their time off, as La Cucaracha proves. The album features a set of new cuts and does NOT include any tracks from the Friends EP released a few months prior to this album. Yes, La Cucaracha does contain a song called 'Friends' but it's not the same 'Friends' that can be found on the Friends EP. Got that, friends? It seems like such a long time since the Weeners released Quebec in 2003 but the silence has been broken and we are all so much better people because of it. Gatefold sleeve.
2. Blue Balloon
5. Learnin' to Love
6. With My Own Bare Hands
7. The Fruit Man
8. Spirit Walker
12. Woman and Man
13. Your Party
There's a real sense of menace to "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap," the title song of AC/DC's third album. More than most of their songs to date, it captured the seething malevolence of Bon Scott, the sense that he reveled in doing bad things, encouraged by the maniacal riffs of Angus and Malcolm Young who provided him with their most brutish rock & roll yet. But for as glorious as the title track was, the entire album served as a call to arms from a group that wanted nothing more than to celebrate the dirtiest, nastiest instincts humans could have, right down to the insurgent anti-authority vibe that runs throughout the record. Take "Big Balls" -- sure, it's a dirty joke, but it's a dirty joke with class overthrow in mind. There's a sense on Dirty Deeds that AC/DC is storming the gates -- they're problem children sick of waiting around to be a millionaire, so they're gonna make their own money, even if they take down others as they go. That's what gives Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap its supercharged, nervy pulse; there's a real sense of danger to this record, something that can't be hidden beneath the jokes. Maybe that's why the album wasn't released in the U.S. until 1981, after Bon's death, after AC/DC had become millionaires -- if it arrived any earlier, it would have been too insurrectionist for the common good.
-Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music Guide)
1. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
2. Love at First Feel
3. Big Balls
5. Problem Child
6. There's Gonna Be Some Rockin'
7. Ain't No Fun (Waiting Round to Be a Millionaire)
8. Ride On
Ranked 207/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Ten, the debut album that sold 12 million copies and introduced the world to Pearl Jam in 1991, is now being reissued in four new and expanded editions. The reissue of Ten serves as the launch of a planned two-year catalog re-release campaign leading up to the bands 20th anniversary in 2011.
This edition of Ten is packaged on two vinyl LPs and includes two versions of the album: the remastered version of the original album plus an accompanying remixed version done by the bands long-time producer, Brendan OBrien (Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC, Audioslave).
The band loved the original mix of Ten, but were also interested in what it would sound like if I were to deconstruct and remix it, says producer Brendan OBrien. The original Ten sound is what millions of people bought, dug and loved, so I was initially hesitant to mess around with that. After years of persistent nudging from the band, I was able to wrap my head around the idea of offering it as a companion piece to the original, giving a fresh take on it, a more direct sound.
Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, who served as the art director for the original Ten packaging, reprised his role for the reissues collaborating with designer, Andy Fischer, of Cameron Crowes Vinyl Films (Into the Wild soundtrack LP, Vanilla Sky soundtrack LP, Harold and Maude anniversary edition soundtrack LP). The goal was to assemble the ultimate fan-piece, explains Fischer. Something Pearl Jam lovers could pore over as they experience an indelible record all over again, in an entirely new way.
Pearl Jam originally released Ten on August 27, 1991. The album reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart, sold over 12 million copies and became one of the cultural touchstones of the '90s. Songs such as Alive, Black, Even Flow and Jeremy became staples of rock radio, and still make frequent appearances on the bands ever-changing concert setlists. The album was produced by Rick Parasher. Pearl Jams 1991 lineup was Jeff Ament (bass), Stone Gossard (guitar), Dave Krusen (drums), Mike McCready (guitar) and Eddie Vedder (vocals).
LP 1: Original Ten Tracklisting Remastered for Vinyl
2. Even Flow
4. Why Go
LP 2: Original Ten Tracklisting Remastered for Vinyl and Remixed by Brendan OBrien
2. Even Flow
4. Why Go
Bleachers will release debut album ‘Strange Desire’ on RCA Records. The highly anticipated album was written and produced by Grammy Award winning musician Jack Antonoff with co-producer John Hill (MIA, Jay Z, Empire of the Sun) as well as Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Yaz, Erasure) and others.
“It’s the 2 words that perfectly title what this Bleachers album is as a documentation of my life as I can remember it at this point”, wrote Antonoff yesterday afternoon in the Craigslist ad he posted announcing the album title.
Bleachers first single “I Wanna Get Better” has already streamed over 1.5 million times, was deemed “the song of the summer in February” by the Huffington Post and quickly skyrocketed into the top 10 at Alt radio.
Since the Bleachers launch in February critics have been nothing but excited and eager to hear more. Rolling Stone exclaimed “We’ll be shocked if it’s not all over the radio by spring”, TIME raved “…it’s exciting to imagine what else Antonoff has up his sleeve” and Hilly Dilly proclaimed “…this is the kind of music that can’t get big enough.”
Hailing from New Jersey, 29 year old Jack Antonoff has been in the music scene for over a decade. In 2002, with Jack as the lead singer, the success of New Jersey born indie rock band Steel Train was well underway. Steel Train’s cult following lead them to make their national television debut on Late Night With Conan O’Brien and later appeared on Late Show With David Letterman. In 2008, Jack joined Nate Ruess and Andrew Dost to form the Grammy award winning fun.
In addition to being a multi-talented musician, Jack is a critically acclaimed songwriter and producer. His achievements include fun. being honored with the Vanguard Award at the 2014 ASCAP Pop Music Awards and co-writing fun.’s Grammy award winning song “We Are Young” and Grammy nominated album Some Nights. He also received a Golden Globe nomination for his collaboration with Taylor Swift on her song “Sweeter Than Fiction." Jack has also worked with Sara Bareilles, co-writing her Grammy nominated hit “Brave", and Canadian Indie icons Tegan and Sara.
1. Wild Heart
4. I Wanna Get Better
5. Wake Me
6. Reckless Love
7. Take Me Away (ft. Grimes)
8. Like A River Runs
9. You're Still A Mystery
10. I'm Ready To Move On/Wild Heart Reprise (ft. Yoko Ono)
11. Who I Want You To Love
Although AC/DC's popularity had decreased by the early '90s, the band still had a lot of life left in it. Arguably the Australian headbangers' strongest album in over half a decade, The Razor's Edge is quintessential AC/DC rowdy, abrasive, unapologetically fun metal full of blistering power chords, memorable hooks, and testosterone-driven lyrics. Lead singer Brian Johnson sounds more inspired than he had since 1983's Flick of the Switch, and lead guitarist Angus Young isn't about to take any prisoners on such hard-hitting material as 'Shot of Love,' the menacing title song, and the appropriately titled 'Got You By the Balls.' Although not quite in a class with Back in Black, Highway to Hell, or Let There Be Rock all of which would, for novices, serve as fine introductions to the distinctive band The Razor's Edge was a welcome addition to AC/DC's catalog.
1. Thunderstruck (Young/Young) - 4:52
2. Fire Your Guns (Young/Young) - 2:53
3. Moneytalks (Young/Young) - 3:45
4. The Razor's Edge (Young/Young) - 4:22
5. Mistress for Christmas (Young/Young) - 3:59
6. Rock Your Heart Out (Young/Young) - 4:06
7. Are You Ready (Young/Young) - 4:10
8. Got You By the Balls (Young/Young) - 4:30
9. Shot of Love (Young/Young) - 3:56
10. Let's Make It (Young/Young) - 3:32
11. Goodbye and Good Riddance to Bad Luck (Young/Young) - 3:13
12. If You Dare (Young/Young) - 3:18