This year Gravenhurst celebrates a decade of work on Warp Records with the reissue of two classic albums, Flashlight Seasons and Black Holes In The Sand, and an additional new album: Offerings: Lost Songs 2000 – 2004, a compilation of unreleased material from that period. 2004's Flashlight Seasons quickly earned Gravenhurst a devoted fan base, consistently strong support from the music press, and cemented Nick Talbot's reputation as a unique talent, and one of the most original British singer-songwriter and producers of his generation. Black Holes In The Sand, a noisier and more overtly lo-fi record of dark pastoral psychedelia firmly established an enduring Gravenhurst aesthetic: enigmatic lyrics, ghostly vocals and virtuoso finger-picked guitars against a backdrop of cinematic, shape-shifting, semi-conscious sonic textures; subliminal transmissions from the surrounding landscape. These two records established Gravenhurst as a place; a place of revenants. Plotting a journey from the unquiet graves of the unjustly accused, through the dark temptations of the city to the ancient rituals of the forest, Gravenhurst is a musical treasure map of sigils and coded clues, where the very earth itself has a message to convey. Offerings: Lost Songs 2000-2004 is a collection of previously unheard recordings quickly deemed worthy of an exclusive release. Alongside eight previously unheard songs are two early demos that differ from album versions in intriguing ways and the result is a carefully selected and coherent collection.
1. Black Holes in the Sand
2. Flowers in Her Hair
3. Still Water
4. Winter Moon
6. Flashlight Seasons
Jessy Lanza’s debut album 'Pull My Hair Back', co-written and co-produced with Jeremy Greenspan from Junior Boys, is a 2013 flagship for what electronic pop could sound like, stripped of bloated, behaviourist impulses that treat listeners like lab rats. It's graceful and erotic without the gratuitous close ups, icey and sensual, sweet without rotting your teeth, emotional but with enough blue glow to pull your heart strings. Jessy's voice flutters through the synths seductively, insistent without the over-singing and grating choruses that plague so much contemporary pop.
3. Kathy Lee
4. Fuck Diamond
5. Keep Moving
6. Against the Wall
7. Pull My Hair Back
8. As If
9. Strange Emotion
Save Rock And Roll is the multi-platinum Grammy-nominated group Fall Out Boy’s highly anticipated fifth studio album and their first since 2008's Folie Á Deux. The album's first single, “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)," is currently top #10 on the iTunes Singles Chart and is already RIAA certified gold while the track, "Phoenix" will serve as the second single. The excitement for Save Rock And Roll continues to build as Elton John, Courtney Love and Big Sean have been named as collaborators.
1. The Phoenix
2. My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark
3. Alone Together
4. Where Did the Party Go
5. Just One Yesterday (featuring Foxes)
6. The Mighty Fall (featuring Big Sean)
7. Miss Missing You
8. Death Valley
9. Young Volcanoes
10. Rat a Tat (featuring Courtney Love)
11. Save Rock and Roll (featuring Elton John)
"Deicide" is the debut release from Deicide, originally released on June 25th, 1990.
"With a shockingly tight performance and a handful of evil anthems, Glen Benton and company managed to craft a death metal classic." - All Music
1. Lunatic Of God's Creation
2. Sacrificial Suicide
3. Oblivious To Evil
4. Dead By Dawn
7. Carnage In The Temple Of The Damned
9. Day Of Darkness
The sequel to King Diamond's highly successful album "Them", 1989's "Conspiracy" debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #111 and further continued the saga of "Abigail" and "Them".
1. At the Graves
2. Sleepless Nights
4. A Visit From the Dead
5. The Wedding Dream
6. "Amon" Belongs to "Them"
7. Something Weird (Instrumental)
9. Let It Be Done
10. Cremation (Instrumental)
12 tracks of recorded live in concert in 1987 (although not officially released until 1990), "In Concert" has and continues to be the rarer King Diamond release that must be in any true fan's collection.
3. Come to the Sabbath
4. The Family Ghost
5. The 7th Day of July 1777
6. The Portrait
7. Guitar Solo Andy
8. The Possession
10. Drum Solo
11. The Candle
12. No Presents for Christmas
It is a fact that Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats have, in recent times, become one of the most talked about rock bands to bust out of the UK underground. Back in print to meet the demand Blood Lust has become exponentially sought after and collectible vinyl in recent years.
1. I’ll Cut you Down
2. Death’s Door
3. Over and Over Again
4. Curse of the Trees
1. I’m Here to Kill you
2. 13 Candles
3. Ritual Knife
4. Withered Hand of Evil
On her new album, The Story, Brandi Carlile opens up her heart, soul, and psyche in a series of memorable songs that invite you into her world. The intensity and authenticity of her music brought her to the attention of the Grammy Award-winning producer T Bone Burnett (Counting Crows, Roy Orbison) who came on-board to produce The Story. "This is the album I've always wanted to make," Brandi explains. "I love Elton John because his albums captured moments in time. My favorite records have the timeless feeling you get when a band locks itself in the studio for two weeks and comes out with a record."
1. Late Morning Lullaby
2. The Story
4. My Song
6. Have You Ever
1. Losing Heart
3. Until I Die
5. Shadow on the Wall
6. Again Today
7. Hiding My Heart
A singular talent who passed almost unnoticed during his brief lifetime, Nick Drake
produced three studio albums of sombre beauty: FIVE LEAVES LEFT (1969),
BRYTER LAYTER (1970), and PINK MOON (1972). It’s impossible to
keep count of the contemporary artists who cite Drake as an inspiration,
but a cursory round-up includes R.E.M., Paul Weller, Travis, Portishead,
The Coral, Coldplay, David Gray, Super Furry Animals and Beth Orton.
Along with household names of his creative lifetime — the Stones,
The Beatles, Marley, Hendrix — his albums have become an unofficial set text
for anyone passionate about music.
A Treasury is the defintive collection of 15 classic songs by Nick Drake.
With all the profile that he received earlier in the year for his ‘rarities’ release,
this is the perfect album for curious music lovers to pick up.
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2. Hazey Jane II
3. River Man
4. Cello Song
5. Hazey Jane I
6. Pink Moon
7. Poor Boy
9. Place To Be
10. Northern Sky
12. Fruit Tree
13. Black Eyed Dog
14. Way To Blue
15. From The Morning
San Franciscos incredibly prolific Thee Oh Sees are back with another full-length album of original tracks plus a smattering of covers.
While the groups previous releases showcased their amped-up, reverb-drenched garage-psych pummel, on Castlemania, John Dwyer and company take a more low-key approach. Dwyer himself describes Castlemania as summery and poppy; on many of the tracks, electric guitars are jettisoned for acoustic, and the normally echo-laden vocals are a bit clearer. Happy pop melodies, sweet and somber tunes, psychedelic moves galore, cover versions of The Creation and the West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, and at least one garage stomper all rub elbows on Thee Oh Sees sunshine pop album.
The vinyl for Castlemania is a three-sided double LP housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve with a fourth side featuring an etching by William Keihn, who also did the fantastic cover art.
1. I Need Seed
2. Corprophagist (A Bath Perhaps)
3. Stinking Cloud
4. Corrupted Coffin
5. Pleasure Blimps
6. A Wall, A Century 2
7. Spider Cider
8. The Whipping Continues
9. Blood On The Deck
11. AA Warm Breeze
12. Idea For Rubber Dog
13. The Horse Was Lost
14. I Won't Hurt You
15. If I Stay Too Long
16. What Are We Craving?
1996s 12 Golden Country Greats is the Pennsylvania duos 5th full-length but the first to stick to just one style which was, surprisingly enough, country music. That said, the title of the album is only half-correct as theres actually only 10 songs here. Featuring some of Nashvilles greatest session musicians (including Pig Robbins, Charlie McCoy, and the Jordanaires), this is one of Weens finest records to date, with that classic Ween sense of humor filtered through a distinct countrypolitan sound.
1. I'm Holding You
2. Japanese Cowboy
3. Piss Up A Rope
4. I Don't Wanna Leave You On The Farm
5. Pretty Girl
6. Powder Blue
7. Mister Richard Smoker
8. Help Me Scrape The Mucus Off My Brain
9. You Were The Fool
Compiled from over eight hours of material, Love Is Overtaking Me reaches back further to Russell's first compositions from the early '70s, the most rare and, at the same time, arguably the most accessible part, comprising 21 demos and home recordings of unreleased pop, folk, and country songs selected by Audika's Steve Knutson, Ernie Brooks, and Russell's companion, Tom Lee. A number of the songs here feature prominently in the film Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell.
1. Close My Eyes
2. Goodbye Old Paint
3. Maybe She
4. Oh Fernanda Why
5. Time Away
6. Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart
7. I Couldn't Say It To Your Face
8. This Time Dad You're Wrong
9. What It's Like
11. Hey! How Does Everybody Know
12. I Forget And I Can't Tell
13. Habit Of You
15. Big Moon
16. Your Motion Says
17. The Letter
18. Don't Forget About Me
19. Love Is Overtaking Me
20. Planted A Thought
21. Love Comes Back
David Guetta’s sixth studio album, which includes 14 tracks.
1. Dangerous (feat. Sam Martin)
2. What I did for Love (feat. Emeli Sandé)
3. No Money no Love (feat. Elliphant & Ms. Dynamite) - By David Guetta & Showtek
4. Lovers on the Sun (feat. Sam Martin)
5. Goodbye Friend (feat. The Script)
6. Lift me up (feat. Nico & Vinz, Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
7. Listen (feat. John Legend)
1. Bang my Head (feat. Sia)
2. Yesterday (feat.Bebe Rexha)
3. Hey Mama (feat. Nicki Minaj & Afrojack)
4. Sun Goes Down (feat. MAGIC! & Sonny Wilson) - By David Guetta & Showtek
5. S.T.O.P (feat. Ryan Tedder)
6. I'll Keep Loving you (feat. Birdy & Jaymes Young)
7. The Whisperer (feat. Sia)
Despite great acclaim at the time The Czars remain one of Denver's best-kept secrets. Over the course of their career they couldn't quite turn critical salvos into commercial success. Then, when the band split up in 2004 after their fifth album - the presciently titled Goodbye - nothing was heard from any member for six years. So when John Grant reappeared in 2010 with his landmark solo debut Queen Of Denmark, some thought he was a new artist, without a back-story that stretches as far back as 1994 when the band originally formed.
The Best Of The Czars is made up predominantly from the run of three studio albums that Bella Union released between 2000 and 2004. Before… But Longer donates the first four songs, 2002's The Ugly People Vs The Beautiful People the next six, and Goodbye the next five. The final track is an exquisite reading of Tim Buckley's signature standard "Song To The Siren" taken from 2005's B-sides/covers compilation Sorry I Made You Cry.
Grant is his own fiercest critic, and says of all Czars albums he only stands by Goodbye. "It's the only one that came anywhere close to being what I'd hoped for," he reckons. "Out of the five albums we made, there's one good solid album of material." Well, John, here it is. But The Best Of The Czars isn't merely good; it's magnificent. At their best, The Czars mastered a luminous and stately country-folk'n'western noir shot through with a classic songwriting twist.
On various tours since his solo debut, Grant has performed three old Czars tracks: "Drug" (from The Ugly People…), "Paint The Moon" and "Little Pink House" (from Goodbye). "They're the Czars songs I most connect to in performance, that I'm proudest of, that flowed out of me as complete products," says Grant. As a whole, though, the band remains a conflicted memory for the singer. "I had so much fear at the time, I wanted to try and control everything around me, which I feel affected my voice," he admits. "Only now do I feel that voice is coming out of its shell, and that I'm comfortable in my own skin. But the music is an important part of my history, so it deserves to be heard."
3. Get Used To It
4. Dave's Dream
5. Roger's Song
7. Side Effects
10. Lullaby 6000
11. Paint The Moon
13. My Love
15. Little Pink House
16. Song To The Siren
Alive 1997 reveals the French duo Daft Punk as one of the brightest entertainers in the occasionally stale world of album-based electronic dance. True, techno and house DJs can light up a crowd like few others, but the increasing artist slant of electronica often results in push-button programming and straight-from-DAT live performances, with most of the heavy lifting relegated to the lighting supervisor and effects computers. This brief glimpse at Daft Punk's live show circa 1997 (their major breakout year) is a tour de force of high-energy theatrics and flair. Aside from the pair of "WDPK" interludes, Alive 1997 includes only three tracks, but they're so radically different from their album versions that they're only barely familiar. The duo's biggest hit so far, "Da Funk," is stretched out to 16 minutes with a start-and-stop improvisation section that brings the crowd to a peak, while "Rollin' & Scratchin'" never looks back after breaking right on through the red-line. An energizing document, Alive 1997 is one of the few live records to approximate the excitement of the original live show.
The limited deluxe collection will include Alive 2007 on two solid white vinyl records along with a bonus vinyl with the show’s encore on one side and an etched pyramid logo on the other. This box comes with a 52-page book of photos taken during the 2007 tour, replica VIP pass, and a a slipmat, as well as a silver vinyl edition of the Alive 1997 album.
Timed to perfection, Daft Punk's second live album landed exactly ten years after the first, and provides a fitting complement to Alive 1997, easily the best live non-DJ electronica record ever released. While the original featured only a handful of tracks (but found them transformed and tweaked ad infinitum), Alive 2007 is packed with productions, most of them short and many of them getting a big crowd response (all recorded at one show in Paris in June of 2007). As on their first two classic full-lengths, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo display excellent crowd control, pacing the record well, spacing the hits, and building the mood like the good crowd-pleasers they are. It has the feel of a greatest-hits-live concert, but energized by Daft Punk's talents at weaving songs in and out of each other. Even songs from the comparatively desultory Human After All sound rejuvenated in context, with "Robot Rock" getting the show off to a rousing start. It may not be better or stronger than the original Alive 1997, but it's definitely harder and faster.
- John Bush (All Music Guide)
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1. Robot Rock / Oh Yeah
2. Touch It / Technologic
3. Television Rules the Nation / Crescendolls
4. Too Long / Steam Machine
5. Around the World / Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
6. Burnin' / Too Long
7. Face to Face / Short Circuit
8. One More Time / Aerodynamic
9. Aerodynamic Beats / Forget About the World
10. The Prime Time of Your Life / The Brainwasher / Rollin' & Scratchin' / Alive
11. Da Funk / Daftendirekt
12. Superheroes / Human After All / Rock'n Roll
Spunk is a bootleg demo album by the English punk rock band The Sex Pistols. It was originally released in the United Kingdom during September or October 1977. The album comprises studio demos and talking recorded with Dave Goodman during 1976 and early 1977, while original bass player Glen Matlock was still a member of the band. Most of the songs would later be re-recorded and officially released on the group's album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols.
3. Feelings (No Feelings)
4. Just Me (I Wanna Be Me)
6. Nookie (Anarchy In The U.K.)
7. No Future (God Save The Queen)
9. Lots Of Fun (Pretty Vacant)
11. Who Was It (EMI)
12. New York (Looking For A Kiss)
Legendary British singer Marianne Faithfull will celebrate her storied career's 50th anniversary later this fall with the release of Give My Love to London.
As Marianne Faithfull's 20th studio album, Give My Love To London is the latest installment in an outstanding musical career. A characteristically far-reaching and eclectic offering, Give My Love To London is an album of emotional extremes.
Produced by Rob Ellis and Dimitri Tikovoi and mixed by Flood, it features an impressive roll call of studio collaborators including Adrian Utley
(Portishead), Brian Eno, Ed Harcourt, Warren Ellis and Jim Sclavunos (The Bad Seeds). Songwriting contributors and co-conspirators - with Faithfull
penning the majority of the lyrics - include Nick Cave, Roger Waters, Steve Earle, Tom McRae and Anna Calvi.
While featuring a stellar supporting cast, it is Marianne Faithfulls voice which proves the main attraction. These are songs sung from the heart and soul
and from the perspective of someone who has seen and done it all. Over a fifty year career, she has proved utterly fearless in her music and everything
else besides. Five decades on, Marianne Faithfull remains a unique and compelling musical figure: adventurous in her life, adventurous in her art.
1. Give My Love To London (Marianne Faithfull/Steve Earle)
2. Sparrows Will Sing (Roger Waters)
3. True Lies (Marianne Faithfull/Edward Harcourt - Dimitri Tikovoi)
4. Love More Or Less (Marianne Faithfull/Tom McRae)
5. Late Victorian Holocaust (Nick Cave)
6. The Price Of Love (Donald Everly/Phil Everly)
7. Falling Back (Marianne Faithfull/Anna Calvi)
8. Deep Water (Faithfull - Cave/Cave/Cave)
9. Mother Wolf (Marianne Faithfull/Patrick Leonard)
10. Going Home (Leonard Cohen/Patrick Leonard)
11. I Get Along Without You Very Well (Hoagy Carmichael)
The latest offering from the internationally renowned and top-selling British Alternative Rock band elbow is this very special 5-song EP recorded at
WXPN’s NON-COMMvention at World Café Live in Philadelphia, May 2014. This is an absolute ‘MUST’ for all elbow fans!
1. This Blue World
2. Real Life (Angel)
3. The Blanket of Night
4. Scattered Black and Whites
5. My Sad Captains
Peste was recorded in Italy (where Hierophant is headquartered) at MV Multimedia Studio. This 10-song album is the follow-up to 2013's acclaimed Great Mother : Holy Monster, which was called "...a searing brand of no-holds-barred dark hardcore that's characterized by bleak, unrelenting guitars and harsh, incomprehensible vocals" by Big Cheese Magazine.
It was hard to fathom Hierophant harnessing the potential to create a record heavier and more malicious than Great Mother : Holy Monster, an already pummeling whiplash of American D-beat-inflected metallic hardcore. Lo and behold: Peste manages just that as a superior, succinctly crushing assault, its tendencies largely erring on the side of European death metal. Hierophant spell out the desolation and desperation leveled by a war amid the id, ego and super-ego, all torturous, violent imagery and morbid, damning assertions that make it a pleasantly grim nightmare to suffer through.
Although Ben Howard often gets compared to Nick Drake or John Martyn, the English singer/songwriter was raised on his parents' Bob Dylan and Joni
Mitchell records. Howard's debut album, Every Kingdom (2011), received much critical acclaim. Over pedaling rhythms and subtly catchy melodies,
Howard unleashes his scratchy voice, which segues into subtly layered gang vocals during the chorus.
I Forget Where We Were is his second studio album.
1. Small Things
2. Rivers In Your Mouth
3. I Forget Where We Were
4. In Dreams
5. She Treats Me Well
6. Time Is Dancing
8. End Of The Affair
10. All Is Now Harmed
Last summer Imelda May became a mother for the first time. You might expect her to turn to singing ballads. You would be horribly wrong.
“There are no lullabies on this album,” laughs the lady who's brought rockabilly back into fashion sixty years after it was kicked into life by young men like
Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent and Jerry Lee Lewis.
“Tribal” is as primal a rock 'n' roll record as you could ever find, infused with the spirit of Sun Studios, where the sound was born in Memphis, Tennessee -
but given a 21st century kick up the butt by a girl from the back streets of Dublin.
Tribal” – her third album, following “Love Tattoo” and the Top Ten hit “Mayhem” - is her punchiest yet.
The songs on “Tribal” are infused with the rebel spirit that launched rock 'n' roll on an unsuspecting world way back in the mid-1950s, but also the rebel
spirit of the punk bands Imelda admired growing up in Dublin in the late 1970s as the youngest of five siblings – The Clash and The Undertones, The
Buzzcocks and The Cramps.
The motto for the way Imelda lives her life is the title of her new single 'It's Good To Be Alive'. “I wrote it in the early hours of the morning one day after I
had the baby,” she reveals. “I was sleep-deprived and feeling very exhausted. I looked out of the window, watched the sun rise through the trees and felt
– God, it's good to be alive!”
Other song titles sum up Imelda's zest for life. 'It's Good To Be Alive'. 'I Wanna Dance'. 'Wicked Way'. 'Wild Woman'. Especially the latter, with its chorus:
“There's a wild woman livin' inside of me/A wicked, wicked wild woman, dyin' to be free”. “You see people toning it down and becoming more responsible
as they get older. But inside, there's still the lunatic inside”
2. Wild Woman
3. It s Good To Be Alive
4. Gypsy In Me
5. Little Pixie
6. Hellfire Club
7. Five Good Men
8. Ghost Of Love
9. Wicked Way
10. Round The Bend
11. I Wanna Dance
12. Right Amount Of Wrong