Bruce Hornsby and the Range made a spectacular musical debut.''The Way It Is'' is a poignant, soulful, and powerful album with a flawless tracklist, beautiful melodies, feel-good rock numbers, phenomenal ballads, and socially conscious tunes such as the title track. There isn't a minute of ''The Way It Is'' that suggests it's a debut album. The album was an instant classic, one of the most complete and cherished recordings of the 1980s that went on to win the 1986 Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Not since Elton John and Billy Joel came along, had a piano player made such a major impact on the pop/rock music scene.
Perhaps it shouldn't be a surprise that the music is so accomplished, Hornsby was already a consummate musician and songwriter when he made it. The record presented a unique, fresh sound, distinguished by Hornsby's remarkable, whimsical piano playing. ''The Way It Is'' was unlike anything else on the radio at the time, a combination of pop, rock, folk, jazz, classical, bluegrass and country music. The band incorporates a wide range of instruments in the songs to support this mix - mandolin, guitar, violin, piano, and even harmonica. The songwriting is fantastic, Hornsby paints vivid portraits of life in the mountain ranges, winding rivers, jagged coasts, towering forests, and stretching farmlands of his beloved Virginia. He maintains a hopeful outlook for love and happiness even during tough times both emotionally and economically. Fellow musician Huey Lewis is featured on the album, lending his harmonica and vocal talents to the track, ''Down the Road Tonight''. Lewis also helped produce the song, along with the track, ''The Long Race'' and ''The River Runs Low''.
1. On The Western Skyline
2. Every Little Kiss
3. Mandolin Rain
4. The Long Race
5. The Way It Is
6. Down The Road Tonight
7. The Wild Frontier
8. The River Runs Low
9.The Red Plains
This is the band's second studio album, originally released in 2002 on Island Records.
Sum 41 album three, Does This Look Infected?, is much like Sum 41 album two, which was much like their lesser-known indie debut, Half Hour of Power. Which means, Does This Look Infected? sounds much like the work of Blink-182's snottier kid brothers, who are just in it for good times. Frankly, it's kind of a relief to be spared both the smutty double entendres and the self-pity, and while they still rely too much on processed guitar distortion and have sparkling productions, Sum 41 makes up for that cleanliness with vigorous performances and simple, catchy hooks. It's pretty fun, particularly since the whole affair is blissfully short at a few minutes over a half-hour, giving it a nice, punchy effect. (Allmusic)
1. The Hell Song
2. Over My Head (Better Of Dead)
3. My Direction
4. Still Waiting
6. No Brains
7. All Messed Up
8. Mr. Amsterdam
9. Thanks For Nothing
11. Billy Spleen
13. Reign In Pain (Heavy Metal Jamboree) (BONUS)
14. WWVII Part II (BONUS)
180 Gram GOLDEN YELLOW w/ YELLOW Frog Center Label (LTD 2,500)
Lacquers Made By Lucky Lacquers
Matte Gatefold Jacket With UV Spot
Includes ''Blind'' The Bonus Track On The Original Pressing
D Side Frog Etching
New Gatefold Artwork Layout
Silverchair's debut album, Frogstomp, faithfully follows the alternative rock tradition of Nirvana and Pearl Jam, which means that the group of Australian teenagers winds up sounding not like their idols, but like Stone Temple Pilots and Bush. For their age, their instrumental capabilities are quite impressive, as the guitars and vocals growl with the force of rockers in their early 20s.
Certified Double Platinum by RIAA
1. Israel's Son
4. Pure Massacre
7. Leave Me Out
8. Suicidal Dream
Brand new, long awaited album from José González, Vestiges & Claws. This will be the first album in 7 years for José González- his sophomore album, In Our Nature, which was released in 2007 was met with much critical acclaim. Since then, José González recorded and released albums with his other musical incarnation, Junip a duo made up of González and Tobias Winterkorn. Most recently, González teamed up with Ryan Adams to create a track for Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" released last year.
1. With the Ink of a Ghost
2. Let It Carry You
3. Stories We Build, Stories We Tell
4. The Forest
5. Leap Off / The Cave
6. Every Age
7. What Will
10. Open Book
Terraplane takes its title from the 1930s Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit model, which also inspired the Robert Johnson song, “Terraplane Blues.” It is Earle’s 16th studio album since the release of his highly influential 1986 debut Guitar Town. As its title suggests, the album is very much a blues record, some of which was written while Earle toured Europe alone for five weeks with just a guitar, a mandolin and a backpack
1. Baby Baby Baby (Baby)
2. You’re the Best Lover That I Ever Had
3. The Tennessee Kid
4. Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now
5. Better Off Alone
6. The Usual Time
7. Go Go Boots Are Back
8. Acquainted With the Wind
9. Baby's Just as Mean as Me
10. Gamblin' Blues
11. King of the Blues
Reykjavík-based noise quartet Sigur Rós are the biggest band in their native Iceland, which should say much, much more about the collective insanity of that earthquake-ridden, blizzard-beaten crag of an island than anything to do with Sigur Rós's sound. But in their music, Sigur Rós reflect all the breathtaking glory of the Icelandic wastes--a fairy-tale explosion of unhinged elemental majesty that's finally crystallized here, their debut European release. Poised somewhere between the haunting soundscapes of Labradford and the lilting Celtic falsetto of Enya, Agaetis Byrjun is a truly breathtaking listen. Frontman Jon Por Birgisson sings in a language that Sigur Rós dub "Hopelandic"--an otherworldly mutation of Icelandic, sung in the falsetto cadence of angels; similarly, he plays his guitar with a violin bow, opening the floodgates for brilliant waves of feedback. And while it's the opening "Svefn-G-Englar" that's Sigur Rós' moment to date, there's far more that they have to offer; listen to the pomp and flourish of a full orchestra on "Flugufrelsarinn," or the awe-inspiring near-religious mantra of "Ny Batteri."
Rise Records would like to introduce you to PVRIS (pronounced: paris) and their debut full length “White Noise". After witnessing their performance on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, Rise quickly worked to sign the Boston 3-piece. Things are moving fast, and people are taking notice. After spending the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 working on “White Noise” the band hit the road on the Rise Records & Friends Tour, right into a string of dates on the 2014 Warped Tour. The debut single “St. Patrick” was released during Warped Tour and received exceptionally well. Combining Rise’s built in fan-base and PVRIS’ knack for writing upbeat, accessible but unique pop songs, the band really came out swinging. Critics and PVRIS’ peers in the scene have all taken notice, leading the video for St. Patrick to gain airplay on MTV as well as allowing the band
to secure support slots on tours alongside Mayday Parade, Emarosa, Anthony Green, Tonight Alive and more this fall around the release.
The album was recorded and mixed by Blake Harnage (Versa Emerge) and Jeff Juliano (Paramore, We The Kings, Train, John Mayer). Frontwoman Lynn Gvnn is both charming and mysterious, proving her confidence and dedication through her songwriting, stage presence and in interviews. When speaking to Huffington Post about being the first female-fronted band on Rise, Lynn replied, "It means I have to be a boss. It feels totally awesome.”
PVRIS is the kind of band that gets people talking, the kind of band where you tell your friends they have to check it out. White Noise touches on themes of loss, spirituality, and coming to terms with the choices you’ve made. At 20 years old, Lynn tackles these concepts in a mature and relatable fashion over super infectious music. The band blends edgy electronic music over grooving drums and melodic guitar work, and the result is a record that transcends genres. PVRIS is poised to be the next big thing from Rise Records. PVRIS is the real deal.
2. St. Patrick
3. My House
5. White Noise
10. Let Them In
Their first album “United” was released in June 2000 and contains the two hit singles “If I Ever Feel Better” & “Too Young”. “Too Young” is included in the “Lost in Translation” soundtrack by Sofia Coppola.
1. School's Rules
2. Too Young
4. If I Ever Feel Better
5. Party Time
6. On Fire
8. Summer Days
9. Funky Squaredance
10. Definitive Breaks
“Alphabetical” the band’s second album, released in March 2004, is also influenced by R’n’B. Two singles were released : “Everything is Everything” & “Run Run Run”.
1. Everything Is Everything
2. Run Run Run
3. I’m An Actor
4. Love For Granted
5. Victim Of The Crime
6. (You Can’t Blame It On) Anybody
8. If It’s Not With You
9. Holdin' On Together
“Savages” is heralded by the fiery new single, “Drown.” Produced by longtime collaborator Howard Benson (Halestorm, My Chemical Romance), the single arrived at multi-format rock radio outlets across the country in April of 2014.
Tyler Connolly, vocalist and guitarist of Theory Of A Deadman commented, “We went back to where we belong on this record, back to the angst, back to the darkness. We veered off the road a bit on this one but it took us right to where we needed to be.” Connolly expanded further on the band’s inspiration behind “Drown” stating, “‘Drown’ is about being alone, the feeling of being washed away and left to your own devices. We’ve all felt that way at some point in our lives; unable to stay afloat, we sink to the bottom which always seems easier in the end than fighting your way back to the surface.”
3. Savages (feat. Alice Cooper)
4. Misery Of Mankind
5. Salt In The Wound
8. Panic Room
9. Tne One
10. Livin' My Life Like A Country Song (feat. Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts)
11. World War Me
12. In Ruins
13. The Sun Has Set On Me
This is a super high quality and absolutely beautiful vinyl collector's edition re-issue of the 1975 Greatest Hits collection from the original forefathers of heavy metal, Black Sabbath. We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll features the original lineup including Ozzy Osbourne on vocals and the songs are selected from the band's recordings up through 1975. While relying heavily on material from Black Sabbath, Paranoid, and Vol. 4, it also includes four tracks from Sabotage, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Master of Reality.
1. Black Sabbath
2. The Wizard
5. War Pigs
6. Iron Man
7. Wicked World
8. Tomorrow's Dream
9. Fairies Wear Boots
11. Sweet Leaf
12. Children of the Grave
13. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
14. Am I Going Insane [Radio Edit]
15. Laguna Sunrise
The New Basement Tapes, an album project from Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops) Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) and producer T Bone Burnett, recorded in Capitol Studios to create music for two-dozen recently discovered lyrics written by Bob Dylan in 1967 during the period that generated the recording of the legendary Basement Tapes.
The album will be released this year by Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records (Capitol Music Group), and will be accompanied by a Showtime documentary titled, Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, directed by Sam Jones (the Wilco documentary, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart). The film will present an exclusive and intimate look at the making of Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes set against the important and historical cultural backdrop of Bob Dylan’s original Basement Tapes.
Bob Dylan’s original Basement Tapes – recorded by Dylan in 1967 with musicians who would later achieve their own fame as The Band – have fascinated and enticed successive generations of musicians, fans and cultural critics for nearly five decades. This collective recorded more than a hundred songs in
the basement of a small house in upstate New York that summer and fall, including dozens of newly-written Bob Dylan future classics such as, “I Shall Be Released,” “The Mighty Quinn,” “This Wheel’s On Fire,” “You Ain’t Going Nowhere” and “Tears Of Rage.”
Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes celebrates the discovery of new Bob Dylan lyrics from that noted 1967 period and marks a unique creative opportunity for Burnett, Costello, Giddens, Goldsmith, James and Mumford, who are bringing them to life nearly 50 years later. For Burnett, whom Dylan
has entrusted with this endeavor, it was imperative to provide an environment in which these artists could thrive. “Great music is best created when a community of artists gets together for the common good. There is a deep well of generosity and support in the room at all times, and that reflects the tremendous generosity shown by Bob in sharing these lyrics with us.”
1. Down On The Bottom
2. Married To My Hack
3. Kansas Cit
4. Spanish Mary
5. Liberty Street
6. Nothing To It
7. When I Get My Hands On You
8. Duncan and Jimmy
9. Lost On The River
10. Florida Key
11. Hidee Hidee Ho
13. Card Shark
14. Six Months In Kansas City (Liberty Street)
15. Lost On The River
"…Simultaneously claustrophobic and
“...Breathtakingly insightful and poetic...”
"Beautifully desolate piece of Americana that
wouldn't sound out of place on the soundtrack
for True Detective."
- THE TIMES (UK)
"A smokey lament that comes off like a
slightly jazzier Spiritualized."
Stone Jack Jones is a survivor. On two separate occasions the rare and mysterious blood
condition that courses through his steely West Virginian veins almost killed him. Doctors couldn't
fully explain or treat his malady, but Jack pulled through, even after receiving last rites on one
occasion. Spending a little time at Death's door gave him unique perspective on life. While
recovering from one of his near death experiences he deeply pondered the necessity of death,
the torturous pain that comes with the death of someone you love, and eventually arrived at the
simultaneously comforting and alarming conclusion that he was both alive and dead at the same
In 2014 Jack released Ancestor, an album which The Quietus called “…breathtakingly insightful
and poetic…”, and SPIN called "…undeniably compelling…”. As a tribute to his father, Ancestor
was a remembrance of mountain string bands, with many of the songs worked out as an acoustic
three-piece sitting together in a bluegrass circle. For his new album Love & Torture he took a
different approach, working out the foundations for most of the songs in the studio with producer
Roger Moutenot. Rather than recording everything over of a few days or weeks in the studio, the
two met up sporadically over the course of many months, giving the songs plenty of time to
gestate and evolve in stride with Jack's life. When it felt right, they'd invite long-time collaborators
including Ryan Norris, Scott Martin, and Kyle Hamlett into the studio to improvise and explore
where each song would go next. Having worked and created with the same guys for several years,
their trust and intimacy let them extract moments of brilliance from the ether.
The album opens with the woozy groove of "Shine" (one of two songs on the album featuring
vocals by Patty Griffin), which Jack describes as "a contemplation of what heaven might be like."
The following song "Thrill Thrill" explores the helplessness he felt in the clutches of the blood
disease that nearly killed him. Lambchop's Kurt Wagner contributes some serious low-end to the
song "Circumstance". As Jack recalls, "I asked Kurt if he thought he could sing lower than me and
he gave me a wily smile with a deep long ooooh yeah, took a sip of whiskey and put it in the
basement." The mood lightens a bit on the drinking song "Russia" on which Jack's wife Hollis
chants verses from Russian poet Alexander Blok, while Ben Smythe contributes a frenetic and
deranged penny whistle to the party. The album concludes with the joyful acceptance and
appreciation of "Amen", another song about Jack's celebration of life. As dark as his creative
output can seem at times, it's heavily infused with Jack's undeniable light and his patient will to
"...knock a hole in the sky. Seek light in the dark. Have secrets and make the air vibrate and
shake reality so she shows her many faces." Like a collection of swirling and inviting mantras
Love & Torture is a sonic dialog that pulses with the all of the grace and bliss that has touched
Jack's incredible life.
2. Thrill Thrill
3. Q and K
10. Say Amen
“An album is, or ought to be, a complete picture. It should come in waves,
changing its focal point when things get too predictable or settled.”
With this statement to Ann Powers that accompanied NPR’s premiere of Houndmouth’s
surreal, Dylanesque ballad “For No One,” singer/guitarist Matt Myers -
perhaps inadvertently - issued a mission statement for the band’s second album.
Little Neon Limelight finds the four-piece stretching out in every direction. Working
with producer Dave Cobb in Nashville, they were able to bring the kind of size and
warmth that does justice to this batch of songs, worked out over eighteen months
on the road, and resonant with joy, hurt, loneliness, glory: all of human ache and
Little Neon Limelight finds Houndmouth further differentiating themselves from the
airtight song structures and shouty singalongs of the current “Americana” scene,
treading into territory occupied by not only their Southern rock forebears, but with
an attention to songwriting and vocal performance recalling at times The Band,
Ryan Adams, Gillian Welch, the Beatles, and the Kinks.
“If you want to live the good life, you’ve gotta stay away from the limelight,” Houndmouth
sings in the chorus to album track “My Cousin Greg.” With their outstanding
new record, and a substantial fanbase that swells with every show they play, it will
soon be difficult for Houndmouth to follow their own rule.
3. 15 Years
4. For No One
5. Black Gold
6. Honey Slider
7. My Cousin Greg
9. By God
10. Say It
Amongst its twelve tracks, James Bay's Chaos And The Calm features the singles Hold Back the River and Let It Go. Driven by his soulful delivery, captivating storytelling, and inimitable spirit, he's poised to capture the attention of listeners worldwide within the next year. Already, numerous tastemakers are predicting big things for BAY in 2015. A multitude of major news sources have chosen him as one of 2015 s Artist to Watch. In addition The New York Times named Let It Go as one of 2014's best songs.
Back home, he recently received the high honor of the BRIT Critics Choice Award, an honor previously won by none other than Adele, Florence + the Machine, Sam Smith, Jessie J, and many other superstars. He s also been put on the Long List for BBC 1 Sound of 2015. BAY hails from the tiny town of Hitchin, but he cut his teeth performing at London s iconic venues including opening for The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, opening for two sold out tours with Kodaline, John Newman and Tom Odell. It was at one of these very performances that a fan filmed his set and shared the video on YouTube. The video quickly caught the attention of Republic Records who ended up flying BAY to New York and signing him on the spot. This fall he was selected to perform at the Burberry's Prosum Spring/Summer Fashion Show and the iTunes Music Festival. BAY is now set to kick off his second sold out headlining tour of the UK.
2. Hold Back The River
3. Let It Go
4. If You Ever Want To Be In Love
5. Best Fake Smile
6. When We Were On Fire
7. Move Together
10. Get Out While You Can
11. Need The Sun To Break
“Everything we value in singer-songwriters today — personal perspective, insight,
originality, empathy, intelligence, wry humor — was abundant in her music.”
- NPR MUSIC
Elizabeth Eaton Converse grew up in Laconia, New Hampshire in 1924. Described
as a polymath, she attended Mt. Holyoke College, but by 1944 she
decided to leave college and, in 1949, she made her way to New York City.
Over the course of the next decade, in addition to acquiring her new moniker,
“Connie” wrote and recorded songs that captured the hearts of those
close to her. Some were recorded by the artist in her Greenwich Village
apartment, others by friends enamored of the music. These included animator
Gene Deitch and his colleague Bill Bernal, who helped coordinate an appearance
on the CBS Morning Show with Walter Cronkite.
Despite these efforts, Connie’s music never reached an audience wider than,
as she once put it, “dozens of people all over the world.” In 1961 Connie
tired of New York and left for Ann Arbor. She became increasingly despondent
in the 1970’s, and, finally, in 1974, Connie wrote a series of goodbye
notes to friends and family, packed up her Volkswagen and disappeared.
She has not been seen or heard from since.
At first listen, Connie’s music seems to keep close company with the female
folk artists who were her contemporaries. The knack for plaintive storytelling
shares much with Peggy Seeger and Susan Reed, but Connie’s music
stands out from that of the American folk revival of the 1950’s. Her fluid and
disarmingly intelligent poetry is often filled with the kind of contradictions that
reflects an urban perspective. She is at once a maverick and a romantic,
intellectual and spiritual, a staunch independent and a tender, pining lover.
How Sad, How Lovely captures the broad spectrum of Connie’s music.
1. Talkin’ Like You (Two Tall Mountains)
2. Johnny’s Brother
3. Roving Woman
4. Down This Road
5. The Clover Saloon
6. John Brady
7. We Live Alone
8. Playboy of the Western World
9. Unknown (A Little Louder, Love)
10. One by One
11. Father Neptune
12. Man in the Sky
13. Empty Pocket Waltz
15. There Is A Vine
16. How Sad, How Lovely
18. I Have Considered the Lilies
True Panther Sounds recording artist Tobias Jesso Jr. has announces his debut LP, ‘Goon.’
'Goon' was recorded over the last two years and features production from Chet “JR” White (formerly of Girls), Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, and Ariel Rechtshaid (Vampire Weekend, Haim, Sky Ferreira). Pitchfork recently gave album highlight “Hollywood” Best New Track, calling it “the film negative to Billy Joel’s ‘New York State of Mind’.”
1. Can’t Stop Thinking About You
2. How Could You Babe?
3. Without You
4. Can We Still Be Friends?
5. The Wait
7. For You
8. Crocodile Tears
9. Bad Words
10. Just A Dream
11. Leaving LA
12. Tell The Truth
Geographer is an American indie rock band based in San Francisco, California. Formed in 2007, by Michael Deni the band have described their sound as being 'soulful music from outer space' using analog, electronic and acoustic elements to craft dense layers and unique sound textures. This is their third album.
2. I'm Ready
4. You Say You Love Me
5. Too Much
6. The Guest
7. Read Your Palm
8. The Fire is Coming
12. Falling Apart
Wah Wah, the sixth full-length release by the Manchester indie rock group James, was produced by Brian Eno and Markus Dravs during the same six-week session as Laid. Although the group had always been keen on improvisation, both as their principal songwriting method and onstage, this was their first (and, thus far, only) album to be composed entirely of such material.
Lay the Law Down
Burn the Cat
Low Clouds (1)
Building a Fire
Say Say Something
Low Clouds (2)
Bottom of the Well
11th Album Of Portugal's Legendary Dark Metal Band
Includes Bonus Documentary DVD "Road To Extinction (From So Simple, A Beginning)”
Portuguese pioneers Moonspell first brought the
dark flames to their native country – and then set
the rest of the world aflame with milestones such
as Irreligious or Night Eternal. Indeed eleventh
studio album Extinct erects another monument to
sundowns and those dark hours and lets Fernando
Ribeiro`s sombre vocals collide with modern riffing,
blackened melodies and operatic grandeur. Always
one step ahead of the rest, always resisting all genre
1. Breathe (Until We Are No More)
5. The Last of Us
7. Funeral Bloom
8. A Dying Breed
9. The Future Is Dark
10. La Baphomette
Eclipse, Lewis' third album as Twin Shadow, follows up on the success of 2012's Confess, an international critical smash.
"That moment when something pure and constant is broken, where you're filled with vulnerability, that moment is what I live for in art," says George Lewis, Jr., aka Twin Shadow. "I've always chased that in my music, and when I find it I try to reign it back right before it falls over the edge."
2012's international critical smash, Confess, was hailed by Pitchfork as Best New Music for its "brash lyrics [and] laser-focused songwriting," Uncut called "an impeccable sequel to an immaculate debut," and NME dubbed a "thrill ride." Stunning performances everywhere from Fallon and Conan to Coachella and Bonnaroo cemented Lewis' status as one of the most charismatic and compelling frontmen in music today, but by the end of touring for Confess, he found himself burned out and in need of solitude.
2. When The Lights Turn Out
3. To The Top
4. Alone (feat. Lily Elise)
6. Turn Me Up
7. I'm Ready
8. Old Love / New Love (feat. D'Angelo Lacy)
9. Half Life
10. Watch Me Go
11. Locked & Loaded