Dreamboat Annie, the amazing multi-platinum debut from sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson has always been considered one of classic rock's most enduring masterpieces. Boasting smash hits like "Magic Man," "Crazy On You," "Sing Child" and "How Deep It Goes," this amazing LP continues to enthrall the avid listener while gaining new Heart fans everyday, thanks to the continual airplay this masterpiece demands.
The incredible chart topper album not only solidified the band a major entrée into the music business, Dreamboat Annie has forever etched the title superstar to Heart as they have been a mainstay in the hearts and minds of music fans ever since.
As a further installment to the Friday Music Heart 180 Gram Audiophile Series, Friday Music is re-presenting Hearts Dreamboat Annie for the audiophile vinyl collector in all of us.
This 35th Anniversary limited edition release is mastered impeccably from the original Capitol tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray. This masterwork truly captivates the listener in the audiophile vinyl domain. The stunning vocals and guitar artistry of Ann and Nancy Wilson is second to none as you will relive the great vibes delivered from this mega classic. For this special release, you can also count on the original artwork graphics in a very limited edition gatefold cover.
1. Magic Man
2. Dreamboat Annie (Fantasy Child)
3. Crazy on You
4. Soul of the Sea
5. Dreamboat Annie
6. White Lightning & Wine
7. (Love Me Like Music) I'll BeYour Song
8. Sing Child
9. How Deep It Goes
10. Dreamboat Annie (Reprise)
Circa Survive, the progressive 5-piece rock band from Doylestown, Pennsylvania self-produced their fourth album Violent Waves at Studio 4 in suburban Philadelphia and have
recently re-released it on Sumerian Records. Now they are back with their newest effort Descensus.
Hailed as a remarkably visceral live act since their foundation, Circa Survive began their career with a genre-bending debut in 2005 entitled Juturna. Written and recorded
before the band had ever performed a live show together, Juturna showcased the band’s raw energy with “Act Appalled,” and future-fans were introduced to Circa Survive
through glistening tracks “The Great Golden Baby” and “In Fear and Faith.”
In 2007, the band followed-up with an acclaimed sophomore album, On Letting Go, which brought the brand into another realm of success. “The Difference Between Medicine
and Poison is in the Dose” and “In The Morning and Amazing” highlighted the band’s strength as musicians and songwriters and poised them to be one of the most respected
bands in rock music.
After nearly two years of non-stop touring with Coheed and Cambria, Thrice, and more including jaw-dropping performances at such varied music festivals as Coachella and
Bamboozle, the band needed a much-deserved break.
Emerging after months of writing sessions and major life experiences, Circa Survive teamed with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Muse, King Crimson) and signed with major
label Atlantic Records to release Blue Sky Noise in April 2010. The album debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200.
Two years later - with no record label or traditional distribution outlet - Violent Waves debuted at #15. Charged with the lead track “Birth of the Economic Hit Man” clocking in
at over 7-minutes in length, vocalist Anthony Green proclaims “we’ve become everything we criticize” shunning the safe and traditional and introducing fans to the next chapter
of Circa Survive history.
Now with their new album on deck, the machine that is Circa Survive, is showing no signs of slowing down.
2. Child of the Desert
3. Always Begin
4. Who Will Lie With Me Now
5. Only the Sun
6. Nesting Dolls
7. Quiet Down
9. Sovereign Circles
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl with Bonus Record of Acoustic Performances and 8-Page Booklet Included
It's been a remarkable journey for Mike Rosenberg, the singer songwriter behind Passenger. A journey that has inspired some of the finest songwriting you'll hear anywhere, whether on a street corner, a sweaty rock'n'roll room or a concert stage. Indeed, Mike honed his craft on the street busking, singing songs for spare change, all the while travelling and impressing crowds from the UK (where he played with the likes of Jools Holland and Ed Sheeran) to Australia, where he recorded All The Little Lights. All The Little Lights shows this amazing singer loving life to the fullest. The second record in this double LP is an acoustic performance.
1. Things That Stop You Dreaming
2. Let Her Go
3. Staring At The Stars
4. All The Little Lights
5. The Wrong Direction
7. Keep On Walking
8. Patient Love
9. Life's For The Living
11. Feather On The Clyde
12. I Hate (Live From The Borderline, London)
LP 2 (Acoustic)
1. Let Her Go
2. Staring At The Stars
3. All The Little Lights
5. Keep On Walking
6. Patient Love
7. Life's For The Living
8. Feather On The Clyde
Extensive Booklet With Photos From The Band’s Archives, Alternate Album Art Sketches, A List Of All Tour Dates From The Era, Show Posters, And New Liner Notes Written By The A.V. Club’s Kyle Ryan
8 Bonus Tracks From The Era, Including 4 Tracks From The 8 Teeth To Eat You Split EP Previously Unreleased On Vinyl
“A brilliant leap forward” –Rolling Stone
“The best punk record you’ll hear all year” –Magnet
The Ugly Organ made landfall on March 4, 2003, the same day as Evanescence’s Fallen and roughly two weeks
before the start of the Iraq War. The darkest days of the Bush Era were settling in like a dense fog over the
entire country, and the outlook was bleak. That made The Ugly Organ especially potent, its gloomy inward
focus a natural re action of the era. The press accolades came quickly, from the mainstream (Rolling Stone
called it “a brilliant leap forward,” and Entertainment Weekly said it “raised the Saddle Creek bar”) to the niche
(The A.V. Club called it “a potent piece of rock art,” Alternative Press gave it a perfect score).
With The Ugly Organ, Cursive made a landmark album for itself and Saddle Creek. It was the label’s 51st release
and the second in what my colleague Marc Hawthorne called “Saddle Creek’s holy trinity” in his liner notes for
The Faint’s Danse Macabre reissue: Danse Macabre, The Ugly Organ, and Bright Eyes’ I’m Wide Awake, It’s
Morning. (I’d argue more for LIFTED or the Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground on that count, but I’ll
save that for the next time I see Marc.)
Just prior to The Ugly Organ, Saddle Creek had released the celebratory compilation Saddle Creek 50, which
included Cursive’s gleefully self-referential “Nonsense” (“I really don’t want to write another ‘I’m a dick’ song
again”), which is included on this reissue. The label’s 49th release had been another Cursive joint, the “Art is
Hard” single, which featured the explosive six-minute B-side “Sinner’s Serenade,” also included here. Rounding
it out are four songs from Cursive’s split EP with Eastern Youth, 8 Teeth to Eat You—check out the ferocious
playing by cellist Gretta Cohn on “Excerpts from Various Notes Strewn Around the Bedroom of April Connolly,
Feb 24, 1997”—and two songs from the single for “The Recluse.” It’s an exhaustive—and exhausting—snapshot of a band realizing its power and wielding it for maximum impact.
And then Cursive was gone. Again. Taking another of its intermittent hiatuses. An unease has accompanied
every album after The Ugly Organ that it could be the last one—no, for real this time. Maybe because The Ugly
Organ capped an unprecedented productive streak, ending a three-record, three-year run with an album that
can’t help but re ect the e ort that went into it. The exhaustion, the ambivalence, the doubt, it all bleeds out
of those 12 tracks. At the end of “Staying Alive,” the “ghost chorus” referenced in the liner notes sings, “The
worst is over, Doo do Doo do Doo do Doo doo.” On second thought, maybe it’s neither hope nor resignation,
but simple relief. The storm has passed. And it was a motherfucker.
–Kyle Ryan, The A.V. Club
1. The Ugly Organist
2. Some Red Handed Sleight of Hand
3. Art Is Hard
4. The Recluse
5. Herald! Frankenstein
6. Butcher the Song
7. Driftwood: A Fairy Tale
8. A Gentleman Caller
9. Harold Weathervein
10. Bloody Murder
12. Staying Alive
13. Excerpts from Various Notes Strewn Around the Bedroom of April Connolly Feb 24, 1997*
14. Am I Not Yours?*
15. Escape Artist*
16. May Flowers*
17. Sinner's Serenade*
The Guess Who are one of the few legendary classic rock bands that have stood the test of time for many decades. Their music penned mostly by founders Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings are compositions that are played all over the world, every hour, every day, thanks to the undying love and support of their signature tunes like "American Woman," "Laughing, No Time," "Hand Me Down World," "These Eyes," etc.
After a string of non-stop hit singles and chart topping albums, RCA Records saluted this great band with their very first 'Greatest Hits' album called The Best Of The Guess Who. This amazing collection grabbed all the hit singles and solid album tracks from their first four albums, and rose to the upper rungs of the pop album charts for weeks throughout 1970 and 1971.
Side One features the classic line-up of Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, Jim Kale and Gary Peterson, with tunes from their key albums American Woman, Canned Wheat and Wheatfield Soul. Side Two included the Mark II band with Burton Cummings, Jim Kale, Gary Peterson with the addition of the late great Kurt Winter and Greg Leskiw, featuring songs from the groundbreaking Share The Land album.
Friday Music is no stranger to The Guess Who and Randy Bachman catalogs of fine music, so it is with great honor they announce the first time ever 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the mega platinum The Best of the Guess Who. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray from the original RCA Records tapes at RTI, this wonderful greatest hits album truly resonates the true rock and soulful performances of The Guess Who at their creative peak.
As a special limited edition release, Friday Music is very pleased to present this creative masterwork in its original gatefold cover, for the first time in four decades, as well as enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your vinyl in mint shape.
1. These Eyes (1969) [from Wheatfield Soul]
2. Laughing (1969) [from Canned Wheat]
3. Undun (1969) [from Canned Wheat]
4. No Time (1969) [from American Woman]
5. American Woman (1970) [from American Woman]
6. No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature (1970) [from American Woman]
7. Hand Me Down World (1970) [from Share The Land]
8. Bus Rider (1970) [from Share The Land]
9. Share the Land (1970) [from Share The Land]
10. Do You Miss Me Darlin' (1970) [from Share The Land]
11. Hang on to Your Life (1970) [from Share The Land]
The Mountain Goats have recorded four fine albums that have established them as a genuine cult phenomenon and confirmed John Darnielle's status as one of the finest lyricists of his generation. Heretic Pride is a suite of songs about mythical creatures, imaginary cults, slasher films, and pulp fiction novelists. Here, Darnielle has also come up with some of the most anthemic, impassioned, and downright catchy songs of his career. It's rare to come across such specific and purposeful prose in modern pop. But, alongside Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst and the Decemberists' Colin Meloy, John Darnielle is helping bring fine lyric writing back to life - NY Daily News. Vinyl with MP3 coupon.
1. Sax Rohmer #1
2. San Bernardino
3. Heretic Pride
5. New Zion
6. So Desperate
7. In The Craters On The Moon
8. Lovecraft In Brooklyn
9. Tianchi Lake
10. How To Embrace A Swamp Creature
11. Marduk T-Shirt Men's Room Incident
12. Sept 15th 1983
13. Michael Myers Resplendent
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. Spit On A Stranger
2. Folk Jam
3. You Are A Light
4. Cream Of Gold
5. Major Leagues
6. Platform Blues
7. Ann Don't Cry
9. Speak, See, Remember
10. The Hexx
11. ...And Carrot Rope
Following the success of We Shall All Be Headed, The Mountain Goats return with a third record for 4AD. The Sunset Tree was recorded by John Vanderslice at Prairie Sun Studios (a favorite haunt of Tom Waits, among others) in North Carolina. The album features long time collaborator Peter Hughes, along with Franklin Bruno, and acclaimed jazz cellist Eric Friedlander.
1. You or Your Memory 2:15
2. Broom People 2:44
3. This Year 3:52
4. Dilaudid 2:10
5. Dance Music 1:57
6. Dinu Lipatti's Bones 3:18
7. Up the Wolves 3:27
8. Lion's Teeth 3:25
9. Hast Thou Considered the Tetrapod 3:22
10. Magpie 2:00
11. Song for Dennis Brown 3:57
12. Love Love Love 2:48
13. Pale Green Things 4:19
The Interrupters are the newest signing to Tim
Armstrong’s Hellcat label, releasing their debut self-titled album this August. Fronted by
singer-songwriter Aimee Allen, the Los-Angeles
based ska band began working with Armstrong on
his popular Tim Timebomb series of singles. (Before that, Allen sang background vocals on the
Armstrong-produced Grammy-winning Jimmy Cliff
album Rebirth). Steeped in ska, reggae, and punk,
Allen and the Interrupters bring a sly sense of
humor to their music and lyrics on songs like
“White Noise” and “Liberty.”
1. Take Back The Power
2. White Noise
3. Can’t Be Trusted
5. Judge Not
6. This Is The New Sound
7. Family (feat. Tim Armstrong)
8. Easy On You
9. A Friend Like Me
10. Last Call
11. Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me
Skalpel are Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudlo DJs/producers from Wroclaw, Poland. Being new recruits of Ninja Foreign Legion, they are rather hesitant to speak about their past.
Sufficient to say, they are talented DJs, whose 4 mixes were aired on Solid Steel in the past, two of which were released as "Virtual Cuts" - namely the best mixtape released in the history of electronic music in Poland. The year 2000 was a landmark for them, as they traveled the country with DJ Vadim and his Russian Percussion, presenting an amazing 4-deck show. Later that year they released demo CD-R titled "Polish Jazz", which not only received a lot of critical acclaim, but also led Skalpel to signing a contract with Ninja Tune.
For the last two years they've been digging in the crates, trying to build the most exciting collection of samples from Polish Jazz records. Now they are slowly unleashing the music created from these sounds. They ressurected dusty&smokey spirit of polish jazz of 60s and 70s, and reimagined it for 21st century audiophiles.
2. Not Too Bad
5. So Far
6. Break In
9. Theme from "Behind the Curtain"
“As I’m getting older, chip up on my shoulder...” is the opening line from Mac DeMarco’s
second full-length LP ‘Salad Days,’ the follow up to 2012’s lauded ‘Mac DeMarco 2.’
Amongst that familiar croon and lilting guitar, that initial line from the title track sets the tone
for an LP of a maturing singer/songwriter/producer. Someone strangely self-aware of the
positives and negatives of their current situation at the ripe old age of 23.
Written and recorded around a relentless tour schedule (which picked up all over again as
soon as the LP was done), ‘Salad Days’ gives the listener a very personal insight into what
it’s all about to be Mac amidst the craziness of a rising career in a very public format. The
lead single, “Passing Out Pieces,” set to huge overdriven organ chords, contains lines like
“...never been reluctant to share, passing out pieces of me...” Clearly, this isn’t the same
record that breezily gave us “Dreamin,” and “Ode to Viceroy” but the result of what comes
from their success. “Chamber of Reflection,” a track featuring icy synth stabs and soulful
crooning, wouldn’t be out of place on a fantasy Shuggie Otis and Prince collaboration.
Standout tracks like these show Mac’s widening sound, whether insights into future
directions or even just welcome one-off forays into new territory.
Still, this is musically, lyrically and melodically good old Mac DeMarco, through and through.
The same crisp John Lennon / Phil Spector era homegrown lush production that could have
walked out of Geoff Emerick’s mixing board in 1972, but with that peculiar Mac touch that’s
completely of right now. “Brother,” a complete future classic, is Mac at his most soulful and
easygoing but with that distinct weirdness and bite that can only come from Mr. DeMarco.
“Treat Her Better” is rife with “Mac-isms,” heavily chorused slinky lead guitar, swooning
vocal melodies, effortless chords that come along only after years of effort, and the other
elements seriously lacking in independent music: sentiment and heartfelt sincerity.
We’re only at Part 2 and 1/2 (one EP and two LP’s in) into Mac’s career. As you read this
and as you hear the album on April Fool’s Day of this year, he’ll probably be on tour, or
preparing for one... or maybe already writing new music. A relentless work ethic is something
to be admired in today’s indie music scene, but when it’s of the quality Mac is giving us time
and time again, it starts to turn from admiration to awe
1. Salad Days
2. Blue Boy
4. Let Her Go
5. Goodbye Weekend
6. Let My Baby Stay
7. Passing Out Pieces
8. Treat Her Better
9. Chamber Of Reflection
10. Go Easy
11. Jonny’s Odyssey
The Nationals seminal first two releases are finally available on vinyl! Their sophomore album, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, showcases the songwriting and raw emotive power of the quintet: brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner, brothers Bryan and Scott Devendorf and childhood friend Matt Berninger.
At the outset of The Nationals second album, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, you just know these boys got it bad. - Rolling Stone
1. Cardinal Song
2. Slipping Husband
3. 90-Mile Water Wall
4. It Never Happened
5. Murder Me Rachael
8. Sugar Wife
9. Trophy Wife
10. Fashion Coat
11. Patterns of Fairytales
12. Lucky You
Rancid is the debut full length album by the American punk band Rancid, released in 1993. This was their first release distributed via Epitaph Records and was also the only album not to feature Lars Frederiksen on guitar.
4. Rats in the Hallway
5. Another Night
7. Outta My Mind (Tim Armstrong, Eric Dinn, Matt Freeman)
11. The Bottle
13. Holiday Sunrise
14. Unwritten Rules
15. Union Blood (Hidden track)
16. Get Out of My Way (Eric Dinn, Eric Raider)
On their debut self-titled album, Women embraced sonic brashness that deeper examination revealed to be tinted with sly pop melody. With their second album Public Strain, the band has honed a sound truthful to that reverb drenched noise while allowing the pop sensibilities to surface into clearer focus.This exact balance of delicate and dense is a pervasive thread throughout the album, reflecting the contradiction of the band's environment buried in urban sprawl framed by prairie landscape.
1. Can't You See
2. Heat Distraction
3. Narrow With the Hall
4. Penal Colony
6. China Steps
8. Drag Open
9. Locust Valley
10. Venice Lockjaw
PHOX is a bunch of friends from the Midwestern circus hamlet, Baraboo, WI, a place where kids often drink poisoned groundwater and become endowed mutants. They make music that straddles Feist and Monty Python.
It was in Baraboo that the six unlikely musicians attended high school together, some playing on the soccer field, others on video production sets. But in a town with a drive-your-tractor-to-school day, they didn’t last.
They did the thing that most people do when they are 18: they fled the coop, each going their separate ways (to film school, cosmetology school, a job with Homeland Security…). But promises were made that couldn’t be kept, and as they fell in unrequited love and lost their respective jobs, in spite of themselves, each simultaneously pulled the ripcord and came home.
The sextet promptly (-ish) got a house together in the Portland of the heartland, Madison, WI. As prolifically documented in their online video series, PHOX rekindled their onetime A/V production house while discovering how to live as a family (i.e. how not to berate each other about the hair in the sink).
After two years of cohabiting, PHOX beheld a demo reel of bedroom-recorded music (and home movies) that made Bon Iver and The Fray recording engineer Brian Joseph blush. Donning his producer’s cape (and occasional lab coat), Joseph cheer-led the band through its debut album at April Base Studios in Eau Claire, WI.
Joseph’s enthusiasm propelled the band through the production of more than a dozen songs that have been swimming in the think tank for two years.
Mixed by Michael Brauer at Electric Lady in NYC, their debut album is a school of simple folk-pop songs swimming amidst a chaotic eddy of rock, psychedelia, and soul.
If the goal here is friendship, PHOX is doing quite well. If the chosen path is blue collar pixel-pushing and church camp trust falls, they’re on the way. And if their only coping mechanism is to lay down their arms and, for 30 or 45 minutes a day, shut up and listen to each other, you can’t be too upset.
1. Calico Man
3. Slow Motion
8. Shrinking Violets
9. Satyr and the Faun
10. Noble Heart
111. Raspberry Seed
12. In Due Time
1. 500 Channels
2. In Hell
3. Crack Rock Steady
4. Suicide (A Better Way)
5. In My Grave
6. Fucked Reality
8. Hate Yer State
9. Fuck America
10. War Story
11. Five-Finger Discount
12. Praise To The Sinners
13. Living The Laws
Miniature Tigers' third and newest album Mia Pharaoh stands on the platform of years of development. The Brooklyn, NY-based group has recently toured with the likes of Neon Indian, Ben Folds, the Morning Benders, Tennis, and the Walkmen to name a few and garnered much exposure over the last year with music featured in movies like Easy A and multiple placements in MTV's Teenwolf and Skins. Featuring lead single "Boomerang."
1. Sex On The Regular
2. Female Doctor
4. Afternoons With David Hockney
5. Easy As All That
6. Flower Door
8. Ugly Needs
9. Angel Bath
10. Husbands And Wives
Inspired by the unfettered feeling of the acoustic performances filmed during Heima, Sigur R?s adopted a looser approach in creating their fifth album Med Sud I Vid Spilum Endalaust. The album consequently is fresher and more human than anything theyÆve previously recorded.
Rough edges, cracked notes, and the sound of fingers on strings are audible resulting in tracks (e.g. ô?llgresiö) that prove to be the band's sparsest and most affecting work to date. Worry not though, plenty of electric guitar can be heard throughout the album ensuring Sigur R?sÆ commitment to challenging sonic limitations.
Med Sud I Vid Spilum Endalaust is truly a groundbreaking album for Sigur R?s. ItÆs the first time theyÆve attempted to write, record, mix, release and support (by touring) an album in the same year. Notoriously known for their laborious writing/recording style and their Icelandic roots, Sigur R?s decided to record an album outside of Iceland for the first time. Recording, mixing and mastering sessions took place in such un-Reykjavik cities as New York (Sear Sound and Sterling Sound), London (Abbey Road and Assault & Battery) and Havana. The result is pretty much their ôleave homeö album, the anti-Heima.
The opening track, ôGobbledigookö, is a manifesto setter with its shifting/no time signature. On the last track, ôAll Alright,ö Sigur R?s find themselves singing a song solely in English for the first time. The seventh track, ô?ra Bßtur,ö was performed with a full orchestra and the London Oratory Boys Choir. This was recorded in one take with no overdubs and the result was 90 people playing at once and just one perfect take. This is their first album working with Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, PJ Harvey) and the first since their debut to not be recorded with Ken Thomas. It was a true co-production, one that found Sigur R?s breaking out of old molds/habits. Double LP on high quality 180g vinyl.
ôSigur R?sÆ fifth album is the Icelandic bandÆs most worldly, varied and impetuous. The band achieves a new unity in variety here, winding from near-glam romp and fireside-folk warmth to slow-climb grandeur with an attention to the repeated payoff in a sturdy hook and hum-along chorus.ö (4 Stars) û Rolling Stone
ôOld-fashioned psychedelic grandeur is revived with otherwordly majesty and inexorable crescendos, a typically majestic but uncharacteristically summery album, with jolts of percussive energy and connotations of sunlight and air.ö - New York Times
Discovery is the recording project of Rostam Batmanglij and Wes Miles, friends who began recording together in the summer of 2005. One year later they had committed themselves to their respective bands, Vampire Weekend and Ra Ra Riot, but nonetheless continued to record together when they both found themselves in the same city. The project is many things: it's partly an attempt to realize Wes' concept of a band where everyone plays synthesizers, and of Rostam's concept for an album where handclaps keep the backbeat instead of snares drums. It's an embrace and also a commentary on the pop music of the past decade, of booming 808 bass and jittery sixteenth note high-hats. Elements of European electronic dance music skittering in double-time over steady R&B. If soul music is secularized, sexualized gospel, Discovery is an attempt to see if soul music can survive being plasticized, roboticized, quantized, chopped, and finally, screwed. The album features Rostam and Wes each singing half the songs and guest vocals from Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) and Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projecters).
Cascades of synths that belong on a My Bloody Valentine record and electronic flurries that sound like a flock of robins chirping incessantly on a Spring morning. - Pitchfork
1. Orange Shirt
2. Osaka Loop Line
3. Can You Discover?
4. I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
5. So Insane
6. Swing Tree
8. I Want You Back (In Discovery)
9. It's Not My Fault (It's My Fault)
10. Slang Tang
“The results are in and it’s unanimous -- Lambchop stole the show at XX Merge.” -- WASHINGTON POST
“..the Nashville weirdos have never gotten the popular attention they’ve long deserved. Friday night, they won the capacity crowd at the Cradle forever. It was a revelatory
moment, suggesting that we’ve got five years from right now to reconsider Lambchop.” -- PITCHFORK
“It truly was a performance for the ages.” -- AQUARIUM DRUNKARD
As Merge fans know, Lambchop has been on the label since 1993, releasing a string of widely varied but consistently brilliant records. But the live Lambchop experience has been somewhat elusive in the U.S. While the band has toured the gilded theaters of Europe and elsewhere for nearly two decades, the Nashville group has seldom toured their home country. To help celebrate Merge’s 20th Anniversary the band showed up in one of their largest lineups in recent memory -- 11-strong, including multiple
guitars, keyboards, piano, and a horn section. By the end of their set, everyone in the packed Cats Cradle - band and audience both - was levitating a few inches off the ground.
Lambchop’s set at XX Merge was professionally recorded and filmed, and is available now on vinyl for those who missed it, or for those who want to go back again.
1. Introduction (Jon Wurster)
2. I Will Drive Slowly
3. The New Cobweb Summer
5. Sharing a Gibson With Martin Luther King Jr.
6. What Else Could It Be?
7. Joke (Tony Crow)
8. National Talk Like a Pirate Day
9. Hey, Where’s Your Girl?
10. Your Fucking Sunny Day
11. Up With People
12. Give It
Life Won't Wait is the fourth album by the American punk rock band Rancid. It was released on June 30, 1998 on Epitaph Records and is the follow-up to the successful ...And Out Come the Wolves.
5.Life Won't Wait
12.Who Would've Thought
13.Cash, Culture and Violence
20.Something in the World Today
21.Corazon de Oro
Chan Marshall returned in 2008 with Jukebox, her second album of cover songs after 2000's The Covers Record. Here we find Marshall paying tribute to the great vocalists who have influenced her over the years including Hank Williams ("Ramblin' (Wo)man"), Bob Dylan ("I Believe in You"), James Brown ("Lost Someone") and Frank Sinatra ("New York"), among others.
1. New York
2. Ramblin' (Wo)Man
3. Metal Heart
4. Silver Stallion
5. Aretha, Sing One For Me
6. Lost Someone
7. Lord, Help the Poor & Needy
8. I Believe In You
9. Song To Bobby
10. Don't Explain
11. Woman Left Lonely
Jason Molina's sixteenth full-length with Secretly Canadian, and Magnolia Electric Co.'s fifth full-length. "Josephine" is a concept album that pays tribute to the life and spirit of fallen bassist Evan Farrell. It contains some of the strongest songs Molina has written. He's approached the universal loneliness before, but never in such a focused, directed manner.
1. O! Grace
2. The Rock Of Ages
6. Song For Willie
7. Hope Dies Last
8. The Handing Down
9. Map Of The Falling Sky
10. Little Sad Eyes
11. Heartbreak At Ten Paces
12. Knoxville Girl
14. An Arrow In The Gale
Mastered Entirely In The Analog Domain, Using The DMM (Direct
Metal Mastering) Process
Manufactured At RTI In Camarillo, CA, Using Their HQ-180 System
This is Shellac’s fifth LP. Recording took place sporadically over the
past few years at Steve's ELECTRICAL AUDIO studios in Chicago.
The record was mastered by Steve Rooke at ABBEY ROAD. There is
no comma in ‘Dude Incredible’; like Sir Duke or King Friday, for
Steve Albini - Guitar
Todd Trainer - Drums
Bob Weston - Bass
1. Dude Incredible
3. You Came In Me
4. Riding Bikes
5. All The Surveyors
6. The People’s Microphone