Gruff Rhys’ American Interior album roots lie in his recent discovery that he's a descendent of John Evans. Evans being a Welsh explorer who, in the
1790s, embarked on a solo voyage through America to locate the Mandan, an obscure tribe of Welsh-speaking Indians linked to a 12th-century Welsh
prince named Madoc (who, as legend has it, touched down on our continent a good 300 years before Columbus).
Rhys booked a 2012 tour along the same path his forefather traversed, a multimedia PowerPoint presentation—booked into art galleries and lecture
halls—chronicling Evans’ journey, interspersed with new songs inspired by it. A puppet version of John Evans imagined likeness served as Rhys’ onstage
second banana and travel companion.
Pitchfork proclaims this fourth solo release to be “…most in tune with the Super Furry Animals’ manic genre-blurring, retro-futurist mandate” one with
Rhys an “…exceptional balladeer with poignant, piano-bound turns”. The album was produced along the tour at Mike Mogis’ celebrated Arc Studios in
Omaha with help of Kliph Scurlock (The Flaming Lips) on drums.
1. American Interior
2. 100 Unread Messages
3. The Whether (Or Not)
4. The Last Conquistador
5. Lost Tribes
6. Liberty (Is Where We’ll Be)
7. Allweddellau Allweddol
8. The Swamp
10. Walk Into The Wilderness
11. Year Of The Dog
12. Tiger’s Tale
200-Gram Double LP 45 Rpm Gatefold Reissue From Analogue Productions
Mastered By Bernie Grundman
Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!
Features "Fallen", "Stupid" And "World On Fire"
The Analogue Productions/QRP pressing reissue treatment delivers sonics and luxury packaging second to none for discerning collectors. Now we've given three titles by Canadian songstress Sarah McLachlan this premier makeover and you reap the benefits: Solace, Mirrorball and Afterglow.
McLachlan's rebellion is hushed on Afterglow, her first studio album since 1997's Surfacing. "At times even the piano chords at the heart of the sound are tucked neatly beneath layer upon layer of strings and overdubbed voices. Listen to what’s being sung within this soothing aural bed, though, and hear the just-before-sleep murmurings of the quietest riot grrl: "I’m a train wreck waiting to happen.... a wildfire born of frustration," "How stupid could I be.... you’re no good for me, but you’re the only one I see," "I have to push just to see how far you’ll go." The latter song ("Push") resolves itself with the assurance, "You complete me." Ultimately, McLachlan fans will be comforted again by what turns out to be her reliably untroubled aesthetic." —Amazon.com
This title is not eligible for discount.
2. World On Fire
5. Train Wreck
9. Perfect Girl
10. Dirty Little Secret
The first new long player from GODFLESH since 2001’s ‘Hymns’ which saw the band implode and then eventually split up following its release. Since the band reformed in 2010 new material has slowly emerged. ‘A World Lit Only By Fire’, like the ‘Decline & Fall’ EP that came out in June, have been works in progress for almost 2 years.
“The music speaks entirely for itself, this is pure Godflesh, as the concept was originallyintended; minimal, brutal, dissonant, driven by machines yet paradoxically dominated by organic and harsh down tuned guitars and bass, clean dub inflected vocals offset against harsh raging minimal shouts, and this is not to forget the worship of the omnipresent groove. Although the band could now be considered mature, and often with this maturity comes peace, this album has been perceived as the most aggressive and consistently fierce release in the band’s career, something that the band are very proud of.”
Themes of futile battles against the institutions that control our everyday lives, social conditioning, submitting and resigning oneself to the savage within, slavery and the abuse of power permeate and fuel these songs.
GODFLESH is Justin K Broadrick’s yin to jesu’s yang.
1. New Dark Ages
3. Shut Me Down
4. Life Giver Life Taker
7. Curse Us All
10. Towers Of Emptiness
11. Forgive Our Fathers
Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Stan Ricker
Matte Gatefold Jacket, 11 X 22 Insert
Artwork Features Original Vinyl Cover And The Deluxe CD Edition
You Are My Sunshine is Florida-based indie rock band Copeland's fourth full length album. It was originally released on October 14, 2008. The album marks Copeland's first release on the record label, Tooth & Nail. The album was released in a vinyl version on January 27, 2009. Giving it the full SRCvinyl treatment, "You Are My Sunshine" was pressed as a 180 gram double LP and was mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by by Stan Ricker. The album art will be displayed to its full capacity throughout a matte gatefold jacket and accompanied by an 11 x 22 insert.
1. Should You Return
2. The Grey Man
3. Chin Up
4. Good Morning Fire Eaters
5. To Be Happy Now
6. The Day I Lost My Voice (The Suitcase Song)
7. On The Safest Ledge
8. Not Allowed
1. Strange And Unprepared
2. What Do I Know?
3. Not So Tough Found Out
4. What Cannot Be Found (Part 1)
5. Every Silence
6. You Are My Sunshine
Four years after the unexpected and exquisite treat that was Philip Selway’s debut album Familial, the man formerly known only as the drummer of Radiohead returns with his sophomore record, Weatherhouse. At ten tracks and 38 minutes, the album is as concise in shape as it is expansive in mood and assured in execution, mining a generally darker, fuller sound than its gentler, more acoustic-based predecessor and reflecting the band-centred nature of its construction and its creator’s growth in confidence.
Weatherhouse was made in collaboration with Adem Ilhan and Quinta; artists in their own right who had previously performed in Philip’s backing band. “From the outset,” Selway recalls, “we wanted the album to be the three of us, and we covered a lot of instruments between us. With a studio full of inspiring gear and a great-sounding desk, we felt like a band. Different musicians stretch you, and I felt stretched on Weatherhouse, but very enjoyably so.” Working mostly out of Radiohead’s studio in Oxfordshire, Adem also produced and engineered Weatherhouse, while Quinta played an equally integral role in the arrangements. The album was mixed by David Wrench.
Album opener ‘Coming Up For Air’ sets the scene with its brooding, spectral mood, mantra-like pattern and Selway’s simmering, reverb-drenched vocal exploring the album’s dominant theme. “It’s very much about taking stock of my life. I wanted to convey a sense of release and affirmation,” he says. “This was the first song that we recorded. Immediately it felt in a very different space from Familial.”
The album’s talismanic qualities explore a world of hope and plans, connection and disconnection – between family, friends and self – and dreams and fears: “I love records that you can almost live in, where the songs become talismans that you take to heart. That’s what I was trying to create in Weatherhouse.” With its emotional frankness, haunting melodies and gripping tension, Selway has made a great artistic leap and created something that even the most experienced singer-songwriters would be proud of.
1. Coming up for Air
2. Around Again
3. Let It Go
4. Miles Away
6. It Will End in Tears
7. Don’t Go Now
8. Drawn to the Light
9. Waiting for a Sign
10. Turning It Inside Out
One of the artists who defined Memphis Soul and put Stax Records on the map, Rufus Thomas is known for liking his R&B hard-edged, gritty and earthy. That approach served him impressively well on his debut album Walking The Dog.
In contrast to the sleeker, more elaborate production style favored by Motown, Rufus Thomas rejects Pop elements altogether and thrives on rawness on his hits "Walking The Dog" and "The Dog" as well as inspired versions of "Land Of 1000 Dances" (which became a major hit for Wilson Pickett), Lee Dorsey's "Ya Ya" and John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom".
The title track became his biggest hit. The song was covered by The Rolling Stones in 1964. Many other artists have covered the song, including Aerosmith, Roger Daltrey, Green Day, The Flamin' Groovies, The Sonics, The Trashmen and more.
1. The Dog
2. Mashed Potatoes
4. You Said
5. Boom Boom
6. It’s Aw’rite
7. Walking The Dog
8. Ya Ya
9. Land Of A 1000 Dances
10. Can Your Monkey Do The Dog
11. Cause I Love You
12. I Want To Be Loved
Full Color Inner Sleeve With Lyrics, Band Photo, And Credits
Mastered For Vinyl By Jay Yuenger (Guitar Player From White Zombie)
Brand new band featuring Dave Catching, Bingo Richey, Brian O'Connor, and Barrett Martin With appearances from Chris Goss, Joey Castillo and Danny Franke, essentially Members of Queens of the Stone Age, Eagles of Death Metal, Masters of Reality, and Screaming Trees. This is a full length LP with 40+ minutes of music. Cover has embossed skull, logo, and album title on jacket front along with UV gloss explosion (almost all of the jacket front is layered with UV gloss).
1. Sweet Little Down & Out
2. Hot Throwaway
3. Anytime Rock
4. Dancefloor Slammer
5. Second Skin
7. Microwave Me Baby
8. A Whole New World
Two Conversations divided many listeners and critics upon its release. While some saw the album's more conventional song structures, less diverse sonic palette and relationship-driven lyrics as a blatant artistic retreat after the intense, experimental Low Level Owl project, others praised it as an assured combination of the driving emo-rock of their earlier work subtly embellished with elements of the Low Level Owl sound.
1. Hello Dearest Love
2. Hanging Marionette
3. Ice Heavy Branches
4. Losing Touching Searching
5. Fight Song
6. The Page
8. Innocent Vigilant Ordinary
9. How Life Can Turn
10. A Dream For Us
11. The State That I Was In
That's Why I'm Here is singer-songwriter James Taylor's eleventh album. It was released in 1985, four years after his previous effort, Dad Loves His Work [MOVLP893], and contains a cover version of Buddy Holly's "Everyday", as well as the participation of a number of artists, including Don Henley, Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash.
Taylor had found his long-term niche with baby boomer fans now permanently tuned to Soft Rock radio - this was Taylor's first record to spawn three Top Ten adult contemporary hits, with the title track, "Only One" and a cover of Buddy Holly's "Everyday". That's Why I'm Here eventually went platinum.
1. That’s Why I’m Here
2. Song For You Far Away
3. Only A Dream In Rio
4. Turn Away
5. Going Around One More Time
7. Limousine Driver
8. Only One
10. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
11. That’s Why I’m Here (Reprise)
“...spine-tingling, spectral folk-pop.” - NPR MUSIC
Copenhagen, Denmark native Maggie Bjorklund has made a name for herself as an exceptionally gifted pedal steel guitarist/singer/composer, who crafts elements of country, indie rock, film scores, psychedelia, and pop into a stylistically unique blend of roots music. Over the years she has landed coveted touring gigs with Jack White (and performed on his latest album Lazaretto), X’s John Doe & Exene Cervenka, Mark Lanegan, Howe Gelb, & Calexico’s Joey Burns & John Convertino to name a few. With the release of her second album Shaken, Bjorklund puts together an A-plus band, consisting of drummer Convertino, cellist Barb Hunter, Jim Barr (Portishead) on bass, John Parish
(PJ Harvey, Sparklehorse) on guitars & production and a featured guest vocal appearance by Kurt Wagner (Lambchop). Written during a time of major personal upheaval, the songwriting here has a profound, cathartic, and purposeful inspiration Shaken is filled with potent memories and emotional out-pouring, translated into dark, warm sonic textures that flow like sepia-tinged lucid dreams, held together with Bjorklund’s distorted, ghostly swells and breathy waves of pedal steel.
1. Dark Side of the Heart
3. Bottom of the Well
4. The Road to Samarkand
5. Fro Fro Heart
6. The Unlucky
7. Name in the Sand
8. Missing At Sea
11. Teach Me How To Say Goodbye
Limited edition yellow vinyl pressing of CSC’s final album before their split in 1995 that features some of the group’s most accessible songs such as “It Only Hurts When I Breathe,” “Suckerpunch” and more! CSC drummer Phil Puleo has been a permanent member of Swans since 2010 while vocalist Tod A. went on to form the world punk band.
2. It Only Hurts When I Breathe
3. Last Legs
4. Two At A Time
7. Any Day Now
8. Swimming In Circles
9. Turning Inside Out
10. Ambulance Song
12. The Divorce
The famed bootleg from 1979 gets a proper release on gorgeous red translucent vinyl with printed sleeve! This incredible live performance recorded May 16, 1979 at Le Palace in Paris showcases Iggy at his most explosive and audacious, ripping through such favorites as “I Wanna Be Your Dog,” “Cock In My Pocket,” “Kill City” and more!
1. Cock in My Pocket
2. Kill City
3. Fortune Teller
4. New Values
5. Billy is a Runaway
6. I Wanna Be Your Dog
7. Five Foot One
10. Louie Louie
11. Shake Appeal
12. I’m Bored
‘Order Of The Leech’, the 10th studio album from “The most important Metal band in the country” (Kerrang!), was released in 2002 and followed on from the highly acclaimed 2000 album ‘Enemy Of the Music Business’. Featuring Napalm Death’s trademark blasting attack on the senses and with the unmistakably savage bark of mainman Barney Greenway, ‘Order of the Leech’ was greatly received by critics and fans alike as their fastest and heaviest album for a long time, and was even hailed as “the best album of their career” by Terrorizer.
1. Continuing War on Stupidity
2. The Icing on the Hate
3. Forced to Fear
5. Out of Sight Out of Mind
6. To Lower Yourself (Blind Servitude)
7. Lowest Common Denominator
8. Forewarned Is Disarmed?
9. Per Capita
10. Farce and Fiction
11. Blows to the Body
12. The Great Capitulator
Special limited edition colored vinyl pressing of the classic 1985 heavy metal masterpiece by the superheroes of rock, THOR! Packaged in a full color printed sleeve and meticulously recreated jacket art that brings these 1985 classics - “Let the Blood Run Red” and “Knock ‘Em Down” - to life!
2. Only the Strong
3. Start Raising Hell
4. Knock ‘Em Down
5. Let the Blood Run Red
6. When Gods Collide
7. Rock the City
8. Now Comes the Storm
9. Thunder on the Tundra
10. Hot Flames
MY BROTHER THE WIND is an improvisational cosmic rock collective consisting of members of widely known Swedish acts Makajodama, Magnolia, Animal Daydream and most notably Anekdoten, one of the more widely recognized names in the 1990s prog rock revival.
Recorded live in the studio with no overdubs during a single day in JAN 2013, this LP captures the collective’s progressive soundscape qualities with incredible analogue studio production. The band utilizes 6 and 12 string acoustic and electric guitars, Mellotron, flute, bass, drums, congas and more to complete the task. Expect 45 minutes of the band’s most succinct material to date, recorded deep in the snowy, forested, Swedish wilderness!
Song Of Innocence part 1
Song Of innocence part 2
Into The Cosmic Halo
Garden Of Delights
Thomas Mera Gartz
Once There Was A Time When Time And Space Were One
Special limited edition yellow vinyl reissue of the legendary UK punk band’s classic 1986 album! G.B.H. celebrated their 35th anniversary this year with a high profile US tour!
2. Future Fugitives
3. Too Much
5. Guns & Guitars
6. Horror Story
7. Midnight Madness and Beyond...
8. Chance for Living
9. The Seed of Madness
10. Sam Is Your Leader
11. How Come
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory is the fifth studio album by American progressive Metal/Rock band Dream Theater. Originally released in 1999, it was recorded at BearTracks Studios in New York, where the band had previously recorded their second studio album Images And Words and the EP A Change of Seasons.
The album is the sequel to "Metropolis–Part I: The Miracle And The Sleeper", a song previously featured on the band's 1992 album Images and Words [MOVLP780]. It was the first album to feature Jordan Rudess on keyboards.
In 2012, Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory was voted as the number one all-time progressive Rock album in a poll conducted by Rolling Stone, beating Rush's 2112 and Close to the Edge by Yes.
1. Scene One: Regression
2. Scene Two: I. Overture 1928
II. Strange Deja Vu
3. Scene Three: I. Through My Words
II. Fatal Tragedy
4. Scene Four: Beyond This Life
5. Scene Five: Through Her Eyes
1. Scene Six: Home
2. Scene Seven: I. The Dance Of Eternity
II. One Last Time
3. Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On
4. Scene Nine: Finally Free
If Oh, Ramona was Jordan Geiger's bedroom-pop debut album, then Lonely Twin is the sound of Geiger's Hospital Ships solo project moving up to a three-room suite. Exploding outward on album opener ''Love Or Death,'' Geiger gives voice to those ''...on the outside, always looking in,'' while injecting enough electronic beats, buzzing organ riffs, and joyous handclaps to elevate this sophomore Hospital Ships album from modest humility to self-assured confidence.
Perhaps that's because Geiger, a native of Lawrence, Kansas, former member of Shearwater and the Appleseed Cast, and principal member of the now-defunct Minus Story, has taken the fractured Midwestern influences of The Flaming Lips and Bright Eyes to fresh new heights. ''Honey Please'' is a rollicking slice of queasy, off-kilter rock, but tender tracks like ''Bird In Furs'' and ''Phantom Limb'' revisit Geiger's bedroom strengths: intimate, majestic moments of indie-pop beauty that rise and fall with the crescendos and valleys of his high-pitched tenor.
1. Love Or Death
2. Honey Please
3. Bird In Furs
6. Phantom Limb
7. Carry On
8. Anyone Everyone
9. Old Skin
10. Little Dead Leaf
11. Dani, Love Of Mine
12. New Life
Beth Hart is an artist who knows no boundaries when it comes to confessional disclosure and in a live setting it works magic. With the music being rawer than on her studio offerings, she pours out her soul to the audience and her delivery is all passion, pathos, pain, and power.
Recorded at the famed Paradiso Theater in The Netherlands, there is no compromise here, no concession. This set is what it is: a hard rocking, straight-up set of Hart's best-known tunes from her studio offerings, among which the Music On Vinyl albums Leave The Light On, Screamin' For My Supper.
The album's finest moments are "Leave the Light On", with its gut-level spoken word intro; "Immortal" which simply screams, and "Am I the One". The encore here is her version of Led Zep's "Whole Lotta Love" which fans will treasure. This actually may be the best place to start with listening to Hart because it showcases her at full power.
This live album is now available on vinyl for the first time!
1. Delicious Surprise
3. Leave The Light On
4. Lifts You Up
5. Broken & Ugly
6. Get Your Shit Together
1. Monkey Back
2. Am I The One
4. L.A. Song
5. World Without You
6. Whole Lotta Love
"...Drop The Needle Just About Anywhere And Come Up Smelling Of Roses" - Bmanblues
"... Low Key Yet High Quality Songwriting And Performance" - Fatea
"....reminds Me Of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground" (about "song Of Her Desire")
* * * * * Five Star - Festival Photo
"Bap In An Excellent Creative Space..." - Country Rock Magazine
Bap Kennedy’s 6th solo album has a more upbeat roots rock feel from the Celtic melancholy of his 2012 release The Sailor’s Revenge. Described by Mojo as “a set of stunningly beautiful songs, full of simple truisms and staggering depth”, Let’s Start Again brings together some of the top musicians in his native Northern Ireland and was co-produced by Mudd Wallace (Andy White, Therapy). Highly acclaimed albums in Bap’s back catalogue include: “Domestic Blues” produced by Steve Earle, “The Big Picture” (featuring a co-write with Van Morrison and vocal contributions from Shane MacGowan, and The Sailor’s Revenge produced by Mark Knopfler.
1. Let's Start Again
2. Revelation Blues
3. If Things Don't Change
4. King of Mexico
5. Song of Her Desire
6. Radio Waves
7. Heart Trouble
8. Under My Wing
9. Strange Kid
10. Fool's Paradise
11. Let It Go
Leftoverture is the fourth album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1976. With Steve Walsh taking a back seat on the production of material, Kerry Livgren stepped up and his compositions retained much of the classically inspired complexity of Livgren's previous work. The album begins with the hit single "Carry On Wayward Son". Kerry Livgren wrote the song as a sequel to the final song, "The Pinnacle", from the previous album, Masque.
Rolling Stone called Leftoverture Kansas's best album to date, and said that it 'warrants Kansas a spot right alongside Boston and Styx as one of the fresh new American bands who combine hard-driving group instrumentation (with a dearth of flashy solos) with short, tight melody lines and pleasant singing.'
1. Carry On Wayward Son
2. The Wall
3. What’s On My Mind
4. Miracles Out Of Nowhere
5. Opus Insert
6. Questions Of My Childhood
7. Cheyenne Anthem
8. Magnum Opus
A. Father Padilla Meets The Perfect Gnat
B. Howling At The Moon;
C. Man Overboard
D. Industry On Parade;
E. Release The Beavers;
F. Gnat Attack
The Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl Series Continues!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation – #1 Album In 1987
Features The #1 Smash Hit La Bamba By Los Lobos +]brian Setzer’s Summertime Blues + Bo Diddley’s Who Do You Love
Mastered Impeccably From The Original Slash Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso
1987 was a big year for Los Lobos and a huge blockbuster movie called La Bamba based
on the life and times of the late great Richie Valens. Its success truly made way for a number
one soundtrack companion LP, which rode to the top of both the sales and airplay charts with
multiple format hit records for over a year.
The box office smash featured some of the biggest songs of that year with Los Lobos’s #1
smash hit single La Bamba as well as seven more Los Lobos rockin’ champions like Come On
Lets Go, Framed and the torch ballad Richie Valens was so well remembered for, Donna. Superstars like Brian Setzer also contributed to the #1 soundtrack too with tunes like Summertime
Blues and Bo Diddley’s own rockin’ Who Do You Love. Carlos Santana was also on hand for the
film score and through it all, the La Bamba LP will forever be known as one of rock’s finest movie
and musical soundtrack’s ever recorded.
As with our continuing expansion into the original movie soundtrack genres, Friday Music
is very proud to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the Los Lobos
multiplatinum smash La Bamba - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
This stunning album is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Bo Diddley/
Chuck Berry) from the Slash Records tapes and includes the original LP sized artwork, not seen
since its original 1987 release.
Los Lobos…La Bamba…The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack…Another rock soundtrack
classic from your friends at Friday Music…
1. La Bamba (Los Lobos)
2. Come On, Let’s Go! (Los Lobos)
3. Ooh My Head (Los Lobos)
4. We Belong Together (Los Lobos)
5. Framed (Los Lobos)
6. Donna (Los Lobos)
7. Lonely Teardrops (Howard Huntsberry)
8. Crying Waiting Hoping (Marshall Crenshaw)
9. Summertime Blues (Brian Setzer)
10. Who Do You Love? (Bo Diddley)
11. Charlena (Los Lobos)
12. Goodnight My Love (Los Lobos)
Having released more than 150 albums, Dutch comedian and songwriter Herman Van Veen is a seasoned artist that has made a lasting impact on Dutch Pop culture. For the last 5 decades, through his often televised performances of music , theater and cabaret, he has touched the hearts of millions and continues to do so to this day.
He recorded his new album Kersvers (literally translated "Cherry Fresh") with Edith Leerkens and her son Marnix Dorrestein (drums). His daughters Anne and Babette also appear on the album.
Van Veen will tour in theaters all over the country toward the end of 2014, promoting his new album.
4. Hier Is Het Geweest
8. Waar Ben Je
9. Voor Ik Het Vergeet
10. Slaap Niet