On their seventh full-length album, Rock & Roll, Buckcherry staunchly uphold the commandments of rock music with an arsenal of new anthems primed to explode on impact and teeming with riotous energy, sexy swagger, and primal chops in tact.
1. Bring It On Back
2. Tight Pants
3. A Wish To Carry On
4. The Feeling Never Dies
6. The Madness
8. Rain's Falling
9. Sex Appeal
10. Get With It
Chronovision is Oberhofer’s “signature amped psych-pop with orchestral flourish, New Wave flare, and grungy fuzz, but multiplied with his intensity that only time and life’s gut checks can enhance.”
3. Together/ Never
4. Memory Remains
5. Someone Take Me Home
6. Sea of Dreams
7. Ballroom Floor
8. White Horse, Black River
9. Me 4 Me
10. Sun Halo
11. What You Know
12. Listen To Everyone
"Everything about this record has been a wild, wonderful odyssey. I explore new sounds with each album I write and this time around I learned to be patient and really allow each song boil down to it's most universal form. Eric Valentine's studio has a creative atmosphere that allows an artist to chase down every crazy idea while producing some of the most exciting, high quality sounds I've ever heard. It's been a life-changing experience and I can't wait to take my live show even deeper and dive into old and new songs!" - Grace Potter
1. Hot To The Touch
2. Alive Tonight
3. Your Girl
4. Empty Heart
5. The Miner
7. Look What We've Become
9. Biggest Fan
11. Nobody's Born With A Broken Heart
12. Let You Go
Gregg Allman is one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and awarded icons in rock and roll history. As a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Allman has long been a gifted, natural interpreter of the blues; his soulful and distinctive voice is one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. Although the Allman Brothers wrapped up their forty-five year career in 2014, Gregg Allman shows no signs of slowing down. With the help of his 8-piece band and special guest Devon Allman, 'Gregg Allman Live: Back to Macon, GA' documents ferociously high-energy and emotive performances. Captured at the venerable Grand Opera House in the town where the Allmans got their start, this audio only 2-disc deluxe gatefold vinyl set features 16 fan favorites including 'Whipping Post,' 'Melissa,' and 'Midnight Rider.'
1. Statesboro Blues
2. I'm No Angel
3. Queen of Hearts
4. I Can't Be Satisfied
5. These Days
6. Ain't Wastin' Time No More
7. Brightest Smile In Town
9. I've Found a Love
1. Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
2. Before the Bullets Fly
4. Midnight Rider
5. Love Like Kerosene
6. Whipping Post
7. One Way Out
Formed in 2013 in Springfield, Looming’s members Jessica Knight (bass/vocals), Brandon Carnes (drums/vocals), Jordan Fein (guitar/vocals) and Mitch Baker (guitar) came together over a shared common vision and passion for songwriting. After years performing in various local bands (Mother Leopard, Lovecow, Our Lady, Big Storm) the group fell into a natural groove with one another and became known for their unique emo-pop that’s led by the inimitable vocal stylings of Knight that pair perfectly with the band’s bright, airy sound.
Sonically, Nailbiter keeps listeners on their toes with complex, yet inviting songs that weave in and out of indie-rock sub-genres for a truly eclectic experience.
“Our goal with this album has been to make something that is dynamic and exciting the whole way through,” drummer Brandon Carnes adds. “Musically, we draw from a lot of different pools of influence and I think you can hear it when you listen to Nailbiter front to back. Lyrically, the songs are super personal. We wanted this album to be an honest reflection of the real-life situations that inspired all the songs.”
Rayland Baxter is an American alternative country musician from Nashville, Tennessee. He is the son of musician Bucky Baxter. His second studio album is titled Imaginary Man.
1. Mr. Rodriguez
2. Oh My Captain
3. Mother Mother
4. Yellow Eyes
5. Rugged Lovers
6. Young Man
7. All In My Head
8. Freakin Me Out
9. Memories of Old Hickory
10. Your Love
11. Lady of the Desert
UK metal titans 5th studio album is titled VENOM. Produced by Carl Bown and Colin Richardson (Slipknot, Machine Head, Trivium) at Metropolis Studio in London, VENOM is an unrelenting, fierce step forward for Bullet For My Valentine. Their heaviest record to date sinks its teeth into listeners with a powerful delivery by vocalist/guitarist Matt Tuck, ferocious riffs by guitarist Michael "Padge" Paget and rapid-fire rhythm courtesy of drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas. On VENOM the trio maintains their signature balance of heavy, coupled with surging melody, and pushes themselves to the next level. Bullet For My Valentine's progression of sound is evident on VENOM, presenting a harder delivery and a more complex song structure, as witnessed on the band's crushing new track, "No Way Out." In addition to the news of the upcoming record, Bullet For My Valentine has also announced they've recruited fellow Welsh musician Jamie Mathias to join the band as their new bass player and backup vocalist.
2. No Way Out
3. Army of Noise
5. You Want a Battle? (Here's a War)
8. The Harder the Heart (The Harder It Breaks)
2. Hell or High Water
4. Playing God
5. Run for Your Life
6. In Loving Memory (Demo Version)
7. Raising Hell
Lacquers Cut By Bob Weston At Chicago Mastering Service
David Feldstein is a Chicago-born recording artist currently based in Atlanta. He came into adulthood during the burgeoning 1990's Chicago music scene. For over twenty years, David has sought to record and release an album of music that represents the sounds which surrounded him during this period. Also influenced by artists like Stereolab, My Bloody Valentine and legendary recording artist Neil Young, David brings together many different aspects of instrumentation. "Surrender The Silence" is David making his mark on the world. This debut album is an effort filled with swirling guitars, some overdriven with distortion and some with a folksy twist. Thoughtfully complimenting each other in a genre which might be best described as Folk-tronica. These riffs and tones have been swirling around in his mind for over 20 years and finally are available for you to own and enjoy. This vinyl release is pressed with full-color jackets, labels and inner-sleeves.
1. I Melt With You
2. The Pit of Me
3. Gravy Train
4. Grand Inspiration
5. Bitter Shame
6. Surrender The Silence
7. Chicago, 1994
8. On The Road For Years
SRCvinyl is proud to bring you Goldfinger's self-titled album on vinyl for the first time ever! Goldfinger is the first album by ska punk band Goldfinger, originally released in February 1996.
Goldfinger return with a sophomore album that takes a tight, cohesive sound and adds a drop more ska to the ska-punk-metal-pop mix that won them interest and acclaim after the release of their self-titled 1996 debut. Amid crashing guitars and occasionally cacophonous vocals by John Feldmann, HANG-UPS offers wonderfully engaging surprises like a sweetly unexpected sense of melody, an unshakable twisted wit, and a newly expanded horn section which contributes to the album's full, vivid sound.
"If Only" stands out both for its typical Goldfinger humor ("If only I was eighteen/And had the courage of the A-Team/Maybe then you'd be with me") and its gentle, melancholy lyrics and vocals. Feldmann's ability to let his voice go from punk-sinister to soft and pretty is one of the many strengths of this engaging band.
2. My Head
3. If Only
4. The Lonely Place
5. 20¢ Goodbye
9. Too Late
10. I Need To Know
13. The Last Time
14. Chris Cayton
On this day in 1971, David Bowie performed for the first time at what was then known as the ‘Glastonbury Fair’. Today in 2015 as the Glastonbury Festival approaches once more Parlophone Records are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE FIVE YEARS 1969 – 1973, the first in a series of box sets spanning his career.
The ten album / thirteen-piece vinyl set and digital download featuring all of the material officially released by Bowie during the nascent stage of his career from 1969 to 1973.
Exclusive to the box sets will be Re:Call 1 a new 2-disc compilation of non-album singles, single versions & b-sides. It features a previously unreleased single edit of All The Madmen, which was originally set for a U.S. release but was never actually released. Also included is the original version of Holy Holy, which was only ever released on the original 1971 Mercury single and hasn’t been available on any release since.
Also exclusive to all versions of Five Years 1969 – 1973 will be a 2003 stereo remix of ‘The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars’ by the album’s original co-producer Ken Scott, previously only available on DVD with the LP/DVD format of the 40th anniversary edition of the album.
The box set’s accompanying 84 page book will feature rarely seen photos as well as technical notes about each album from producers Tony Visconti and Ken Scott, an original press review for each album and a short foreword by legendary Kinks front man Ray Davies.
An alternate cover has been created for the 2003 mix of Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott, which features an outtake from the original Heddon Street photo session. There is also newly originated artwork for Re:Call 1 featuring a 1973 in-studio image from renowned photographer Mick Rock.
Track Listing: DAVID BOWIE FIVE YEARS 1969 – 1973
6 Original Studio Albums:
David Bowie AKA Space Oddity*
The Man Who Sold The World*
The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars
*New 2015 Remasters.
2 Live Albums:
Live Santa Monica ‘72
Ziggy Stardust: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
Exclusive to the Box Sets:
The Rise and Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (2003 Ken Scott mix)
Remastered For Vinyl From 24bit Analogue And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray
Freak Show is the second studio album from Australian rock band Silverchair. Freak Show was released on 3 February 1997. The album also gives listeners a glimpse into the band's experimental side, as can be heard in "Petrol & Chlorine" and "Cemetery". Early vinyl pressings also included a precursor to "Anthem for the Year 2000" entitled "The Millennium Bug".
Silverchair began recording their second studio album, Freak Show, in May 1996 while experiencing the success of their debut album, Frogstomp, in Australia and the US. It was produced by Nick Launay (Birthday Party, Models, Midnight Oil) and was released in February 1997. The album reached number-one in Australia and yielded three Top 10 singles "Freak", "Abuse Me", and "Cemetery". Its fourth single, "The Door", reached No. 25. The songs focused on the anger and backlash that the expectations of Frogstomp brought upon the band. Freak Show was certified gold in the US, 4× platinum in Australia and global sales eventually exceeded 1.5 million copies.
3. Abuse Me
4. Lie To Me
5. No Association
7. The Door
1. Pop Song For Us Rejects
2. Learn To Hate
3. Petrol & Chlorine
5. Nobody Came
6. The Closing
First released in 1989 and Doolittle was
the second Pixies album, but the first to
be made available in the US. An instant hit
with both critics and fans, its slow burn
success has since helped it to sell close to
a million copies in the US alone.
Among the praise thrown Doolittle’s way, Pitchfork ranked it at Number 4 in their
Best Albums of the 80s poll, while NME
writers in 2004 named it their second best
album of all time. 2009 saw the band tour
the album to celebrate its 20th birthday
and 5 years on, they’ve decided it’s now
time to give it the deluxe release treatment
The vinyl version tracklisting includes the
B-sides, the Peel Sessions and the album
demos being pressed on to two pieces of
180g black vinyl. Again, this comes with
new art from Vaughan Oliver which is different to CD art.
Track Listing: LP 1
SIDE ONE (Doolittle B-Sides)
1. Manta Ray
2. Weird At My School
3. Dancing the Manta Ray
4. Wave of Mutilation (UK Surf)
5. Into The White
6. Bailey’s Walk
SIDE TWO (Doolittle Peel Sessions)
9. There Goes My Gun
10. Manta Ray
11. Into The White*
12. Wave of Mutilation
13. Down To the Well
SIDE THREE (Doolittle Demos)
3. Wave of Mutilation (First Demo)*
4. I Bleed*
5. Here Comes Your Man (1986 Demo)*
7. Monkey Gone To Heaven*
8. Mr. Grieves*
9. Crackity Jones*
SIDE FOUR (Doolittle Demos)
10. La La Love You*
11. No. 13 Baby - Viva La Loma Rica (First Demo)*
12. There Goes My Gun*
13. Hey (First Demo)*
15. Gouge Away*
16. Bailey’s Walk*
17. My Manta Ray Is All Right*
19. Weird At My School (First Demo)*
In 2003, Warner Bros/Rhino released the epic 17 track CD "The Very Best Of Grateful Dead" featuring the band's hits and classic tracks not only from the Warner vaults, but from the Grateful Dead label and Artista Records. All 17 tracks off the CD, hand picked by Dead archivists, have been lovingly remastered by Friday music honcho Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray. Friday Music is proud to present the release for the first time as a limited-edition, 2 disc, 180 gram audiophile vinyl release housed in a gatefold cover with a bevy of rare photos and a complete LP vinyl full-color cover discography.
1. Eyes Of The World
3. Box Of Rain
4. Touch Of Grey
5. Sugar Magnolia
7. One More Saturday Night
8. Casey Jones
9. Fire On The Mountain
10. Uncle John's Band
11. The Music Never Stopped
12. Friend Of The Devil
13. Franklin's Tower
14. Hell In A Bucket
16. Estimated Prophet
17. The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)
Occasionally a band finds a way to combine elements of various genres that would
not seem likely to work together and create something beautiful. In this case, Dance
Gavin Dance has done exactly that and executed in a way that seems almost effortless.
Their unique mixture of screamo, funk, and experimental music has given them
a sound that is easily recognizable to many and has won them loyal fans across the
Since their formation in 2005, they have toured relentlessly with the likes of A Day To
Remember, Of Mice & Men, Silverstein, and many more. The band has appeared on
the Vans Warped Tour, and recently headlined the 2014 Rise Records Tour.
“Instant Gratification” is the band’s 7th full-length album. They re-enlisted the help
of Kris Crummett for production, who has worked on their previous albums, including
“Downtown Battle Mountain” and “Happiness.” Progressing with every release, these
12 songs are easily some of their best work to date. These songs are sure to satisfy
their existing fan base, while propelling their growth to new heights!
Dance Gavin Dance is a name that instantly has people talking. They may not be
new to the game, but “Instant Gratification” is proof that they are still continuing to
rise and can bring something fresh to listeners’ ears. These new songs are exciting,
while still staying true to the band’s roots.
1. We Own the Night
2. Stroke God, Millionaire
3. Something New
4. On the Run
5. Shark Dad
7. The Cuddler
9. Eagle vs. Crows
10. Death of a Strawberry
The Grateful Dead made their supreme jam band reputation on the road with their live shows, and though some may argue that they struggled to capture that magic in the studio, From the Mars Hotel, although perhaps not a classic, represents one of their best studio albums!
From the Mars Hotel is the seventh studio album by the Grateful Dead. It was mostly recorded in April 1974 and originally released on June 27, 1974. It was the second release under the band's own label, Grateful Dead Records, after fulfilling their contract with Warner Bros. Records.
From The Mars Hotel features 8 studio tracks from the stellar Grateful Dead line-up of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzman, Keith Godchaux and Donna Godchaux, all self-produced by the band themselves. The original vinyl album has been out of print for over the past three decades, making this a highly collectable recording now for the first time ever on limited edition 180g audiophile vinyl courtesy of Friday Music.
This was the final album before the band's hiatus from touring in October 1974, during which time they would finish up the film editing of The Grateful Dead Movie.
Two songs from this album were rarely played live ("Unbroken Chain" was played 10 times in 1995; "Money Money" was played three times in May 1974) and one was never played live ("Pride of Cucamonga").
"Pride of Cucamonga" and "Unbroken Chain" are both sung by bassist Phil Lesh, making these Lesh's final lead vocal work for the Dead for over ten years.
The album cover artwork is of the Mars Hotel, a rundown, skid row flophouse located at 192 Fourth Street in San Francisco.
1. U.S. Blues
2. China Doll
3. Unbroken Chain
4. Loose Lucy
5. Scarlet Begonias
6. Pride of Cucamonga
7. Money Money
8. Ship of Fools
Friday Music is Pleased to Announce the Exclusive 180 Gram Audiophile 2 LP Set of the Grateful
Dead’s Dead Set
Mastered by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records
First Time Release in the Audiophile Domain
The legendary Bay area rock superstars the Grateful Dead scored with a plethora of wonderful
recordings throughout their incredible career that encompassed nearly four decades. Their concert tours
were of legendary proportions, and during the early eighties the band was going through one of their more
important eras as a whole new audience was discovering their magic thanks to their hugely successful Go To
This success brought the band back to their hometown to celebrate with a
number of shows recorded at the famous Warfield Theater as well as Radio City Music Hall in 1980, with
these recordings becoming their top thirty smash album Dead Set.
Always known for being on top of the audiophile medium, the Dead would record a lot of their shows
over the years with state of the art equipment. These particular shows were of no exception as the legendary
Jerry Garcia, Dan Healey and Betty Cantor-Jackson produced this amazing collection which has been out of
print for many years in the vinyl format... that is until now!
This amazing limited edition treasure trove features some of the finest live material ever
recorded by these legends and is truly a welcomed release for the audiophile community.
Filled with fifteen stellar performances, The Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Brent
Mydland, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann truly radiate with some of their finest playing and singing ever,
making this a wonderful listen and collectible album for years to come.
Many favorite Grateful Dead classics and superior rarities abound in this lengthy audiophile set including
the opening Bob Weir workout on Samson and Delilah, a stunning rendition of Deal by the late great Jerry
Garcia, Phil Lesh’s classic Passenger, plus the long awaited vinyl only version of Space.
Known for their masterful jams, solid masterpieces get their due on this amazing set like their new takes
on Candyman, Fire On The Mountain and Feel Like A Stranger.
Mastered for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records,
Hollywood, CA, this limited edition audiophile version of Dead Set is truly a welcome addition to your Dead
collection, which will also feature the rare gatefold cover album cover not seen in years.
Grateful Dead... Dead Set... a brilliant concert album... first time release in the audiophile domain... only
from your friends at Friday Music... Roll Away...
1. Samson And Delilah
2. Friend Of The Devil
3. New Minglewood Blues
6. Little Red Rooster
9. Feel Like A Stranger
10. Franklin's Tower
11. Rhythm Devils
13. Fire On The Mountain
14. Greatest Story Ever Told
15. Brokedown Palace
Can was founded in 1968 by Irmin Schmidt, Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli and Jaki Liebezeit who formed a group which would utilize and transcend all boundaries of ethnic, electronic experimental and modern classical music.
Tago Mago, Can’s third studio album originally recorded in 1971 is the first album with Damo Suzuki on vocals, and features the Can line up of Holger Czukay on bass, Michael Karoli on guitars, Jaki Liebezeit on drums and Irmin Schmidt on keyboards.
The band’s powerful influence has never diminished, and their indelible mark is apparent in the bands who freely acknowledge their importance - from Portishead, James Murphy, New Order, Factory Floor, Public Image Ltd, Mogwai, Kanye West (who sampled ‘Sing Swan Song’) and Radiohead - as well as across other disciplines such as visual art and literature.
3. Oh Yeah
6. Peking O
7. Bring me Coffee or Tea
This Is My Hand is a journey beyond the composition of
music. “I had this ‘back-to-basics’ moment of reading how
humans were making sounds before we were using
words,” says Shara.
The opening track on This Is My Hand, ‘Pressure,’ is an
invitation. Within seconds of lowering the needle, listeners
hear a sharp, drum-rolled call to attention, courtesy of the
Detroit Party Marching Band. What follows is a Shara - choreographed whirlwind of horns, woodwinds, beats,
xylophones and synths. The ensuing ‘ Before the Words’
(“Before the verse there was the sound”) and the title track
are no less direct in exploring and defining the
fundamentals of not just pop music, but, well, life. “This is
my voice/ this is my heart / this is my choice,” sings Shara.
‘Apparition,’ the final track, is a Tron-like electronic, slow-motion departure from the physical world.
Produced by Shara herself and keyboardist Zac Rae, This
Is My Hand is a bold chapter in the unfurling MBD story.
Its exploration of music and its rhythmic urgency escort
Shara’s chamber-music aesthetic out of the chamber and
back into the dance hall and rock bar.
2. Before the Words
3. This Is My Hand
4. Lover Killer
5. I Am Not the Bad Guy
6. Looking at the Sun
8. So Easy
Recorded in a barn-turned-studio in rural Ontario, the seven songs that make up Viet Cong were born largely on the road, when Flegel and bandmates Mike Wallace, Scott Munro and Daniel Christiansen embarked on a 50-date tour that stretched virtually every limit imaginable. Close quarters hastened their exhaustion but also honed them as a group. You can designate records as seasonal, and you can feel Viet Cong's bleakness and declare it wintry. But the only way you get a frost is when there's something warmer to freeze up.
1. Newspaper Spoons
2. Pointless Experience
3. March Of Progress
4. Bunker Buster
5. Continental Shelf
Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band. Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called “Play It Right” and sung it with her trio Mountain Man. She’d met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing on a shared bill in a small club somewhere.
As 2012 slipped into 2013, Sanborn and Meath reconvened in the unlikely artistic hub of Durham, N.C., a former manufacturing town with cheap rent and good food. Sylvan Esso became a band.
A year later, their self-titled debut—a collection of vivid addictions concerning suffering and love, darkness and deliverance—arrives as a necessary pop balm, an album stuffed with songs that don’t suffer the longstanding complications of that term.
These 10 tunes were realized and recorded in Sanborn’s Durham bedroom during the last year, an impressive feat considering the layers of activity and effects that populate them—the dizzyingly crisscrossed harmonies of “Play it Right,” the gorgeously incongruous elements of “Wolf,” the surreptitiously minimalist momentum of “HSKT.” Sanborn’s production is fully modern and wonderfully active. He enlists obliterating dubstep stutters and crisp electropop pulses, hazy electrostatic breezes and epinephrine dancefloor turnarounds. But this isn’t a workout in production skills or a demonstration of electronic erudition. Instead, his music syncs seamlessly with Meath’s melodies, so that the respective words and beats become a string of ready-to-play singles.
The irrepressible “Hey Mami” webs handclaps and harmonies around a flood of bass, a strangely perfect canvas for a tale of dudes hollering at neighborhood tail (and, finally, finding the chivalry not to do so). “Coffee” sparkles and quakes, patiently rising from a muted spell of seasonal affective disorder to a sweet rupture of schoolyard glee. These pop cuts condescend neither to their audience nor their makers.
They are sophisticated, but with none of the arrogance that can imply; they are addictive, but with none of the banality that can entail. There is sensuality and sexual depravity, homesickness and wanderlust, nostalgia and immediacy. Sylvan Esso acknowledges that the world is a tumult of complications by giving you a way to sing and dance with those troubles, if not to will them away altogether.
1. Hey Mami
2. Dreamy Bruises
3. Could I Be
9. Play It Right
10. Come Down
“The Antlers magnify private sorrows to overwhelming scale, creating grand anthems.”
—The New York Times
“The band occupies a space in the lower atmosphere: floating and free,
but recalling what the ground feels like, too.”—The New Yorker
“Silberman shows that his voice is as versatile as any instrument in the band.”
—The Washington Post
Familiars, the highly anticipated new album from The Antlers, will be released on Anti- Records in 2014. Their fourth studio album follows 2011’s critically lauded Burst Apart, which Pitchfork named Best New Music and NPR called “a delicate mixture of grace and intensity."
Familiars was recorded, engineered and produced by the band in their Brooklyn studio and mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Beach House) at DNA Downtown Studios.
The Antlers is Peter Silberman, Darby Cicci and Michael Lerner. Silberman founded The Antlers in 2006 as a solo project and released two bedroom-recorded LPs before enlisting Cicci and Lerner to round out the group. As a trio they recorded and released 2009’s breakout Hospice and Burst Apart, as well as the 2012 EP Undersea.
Case Studies is the musical project of Jesse Lortz, a prolific Seattle based
musician. His lyrics wax and wane with truth and bare tales from his life.
Melodies surface as lines hummed in the in-between times. These easy
melodies coat the heavy subject matter of suicide, heartbreak, grief and
regret. As with his previous project, The Dutchess and the Duke, listening to Case Studies feels like taking part in an exploration of sentimental
landscapes. They appear and fade like dark light lingering on the horizon.
The meandering verse journeys to seek comfort in loneliness and vulnerability. Through the twisted subconscious, dawn breaks, breathing its
light on both the joyous and dismal occasions that mark life’s milestones,
each song a continuation of his story, each song a probing examination of
motivation and consequences.
This Is Another Life is Lortz’s second full-length solo release on Sacred
Bones. It is the follow-up album to 2011’s highly acclaimed The World is
Just a Shape to Fill the Night. This is Another Life features guest vocals by
Marissa Nadler on “Villain” and has the same producer and engineer,
Greg Ashley of the band Gris Gris, as the last album. Ashley also plays
percussion, organ and adds additional vocals & guitar. Lortz is also helped
out by Jon Parker (guitar / piano), Oscar Michel (bass), Joe Haener (percussion), Carey Lamprecht (violin) and Shawn Alpay (cello).
For fans of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan,
Townes Van Zand
1. In a Suit Made of Ash
2. Passage / Me in the Dark
5. Driving East, and Through Her
6. House of Silk, House of Stone
7. You Say to Me, You Never Have to Ask
8. From Richard Brautigan
9. A Beast I Have Yet to Find
10. This is Another Life
Looking at life through the rearview mirror was the inspiration for John Hiatt's 2010 New West Records album, The Open Road. The blues driven rock set is the legendary songwriter's 19th studio release and first since 2008's critically acclaimed Same Old Man. Backed by his touring band (Kenny Blevins/drums, Patrick O'Hearn/bass and Doug Lancio/guitars), the songs here are inspired by life on the road, but this time he isn't looking back. "All the other years, my songs are about coming home," Hiatt says. "But within these 11 new songs, home is never the destination." Hiatt produced The Open Road himself after recording with his band in his garage-turned-studio in Nashville, TN.
1. The Open Road
3. Go Down Swingin
4. Like A Freight Train
5. My Baby
7. Wonder of Love
8. What Kind Of Man
9. Movin On
10. Fireball Roberts
11. Carry You Back Home
Considering how Holy Other has always chosen to avoid the spotlight, refusing to do most interviews and photo shoots as a general rule, it's a testament to the power of his music how much the Manchester born producer's profile has risen in the past 12 months, garnering amazing support from a wide array of respected individuals.
2. Tense Past
4. Love Some1
5. U Now
6. In Difference
7. Past Tension
9. Nothing Here