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Genre > Rock > Alt & Grunge
Something To Write Home AboutOriginally recorded in 1999, The Get Up Kids' second full-length album, Something To Write Home About has all the elements of a perfect emo record; catchy pop hooks, revving guitars and confessional lyrics about confusion, alienation and loss. The angst and need at the center of this music lends the album an aura of youthful naivete, but the Get Up Kids have the songcraft, focus and sincerity to back it up here, giving them the edge on many of their contemporaries.1. Listen Now!
2. Action And Action
4. Red Letter Day
5. Out Of Reach
6. Ten Minutes
7. The Company Dime
8. My Apology
9. I'm A Loner Dottie, A Rebel...
10. Long Goodnight
11. Close To Home
12. I'll Catch You
$19.99Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now
When The World Comes DownLimited Repress Gatefold LP On Clear Vinyl With White And Blue Starburst
The All-American Rejects began writing material for their third studio album in late December 2006 after wrapping up their Tournado tour, and continued through into the new year. But due to further touring and promotion for their second album Move Along, the band did not enter the studio until nearly a year later. This was also the first time lyricists Nick Wheeler and Tyson Ritter tried new methods of writing by "escaping" to various regional areas in North America to conceive new lyrics so that the songs could sound "honest".
The first songs to be written that made it onto the album were "I Wanna", "Back to Me", and "Breakin'". While "I Wanna" was written over a six-month period, with Ritter making constant refinements, the following songs "Gives You Hell" and "Another Heart Calls" were all written during a road trip to Vancouver, Canada, with "Fallin' Apart" and "Mona Lisa (When the World Comes Down)" getting scored in Rabun County, Georgia, the latter of which was recorded live in one take. The album was later named When the World Comes Down as Ritter saw the title track as "a perfect, simple work of art".
The All-American Rejects began recording for When the World Comes Down at Skywalker Ranch in San Rafael, California and later at Barefoot Studios with producer Eric Valentine. The 16-piece orchestra featured on a dozen of the tracks was recorded at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California.
In an interview with She Knows Entertainment, Ritter commented "I think When the World Comes Down has been a journey. I was twenty-three when I started writing this record. I'm twenty-four now... people say when you graduate college you figure out who you are. If I had graduated college, this would be that moment – now. I think I was most questioning life when I was getting off the road with Move Along and this record was therapy for me. It's everything I needed it to be for me."1. I Wanna
2. Fallin' Apart
3. Damn Girl
4. Gives You Hell
5. Mona Lisa
7. Another Heart Calls
8. Real World
9. Back To Me
11. The Wind Blows
$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now
Where Is My Mind? A Tribute To The PixiesRandomly Mixed Split Color Vinyl
Reissue of a long out of print LP tribute to the Pixies. Originally released in 1999, this unique compilation brought many key bands of that time together for a tribute to the highly influential Pixies. Each track was hand selected and recorded independently by each band with their unique take on a Pixies track.
Featuring The Get Up Kids, Braid, Sense Field, SuperDrag, Weezer, Local H, Reel Big Fish, Nada Surf, Promise Ring, and others.1. Eve 6 - Allison
2. The Get Up Kids - Alec Eiffel
3. Weezer - Velouria
4. Far - Monkey Gone To Heaven
5. Braid - Trompe Le Monde
6. Superdrag - Wave Of Mutilation
7. Teen Heroes - Manta Ray
8. Local H - Tame
9. Reel Big Fish - Gigantic
10. The Siren Six! - The Holiday Song
11. Nada Surf - Where Is My Mind?
12. Promise Ring - Gouge Away
13. Samiam - Here Comes Your Man
14. Weston - La La Love You
15. Sense Field - Caribou
$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now
The State of GoldDouble LP In Gatefold Jacket
180 Gram Translucent Gold Vinyl
Includes One Bonus Track
Matt Pond PA are one of indie rock’s most unique and prolific bands, with nine full-length albums, ten EPs and innumerable tours as well as features on The O.C. and in a long-running Starbucks holiday commercial. They couldn’t be more excited to do it all again with their brand new album, The State Of Gold.1. More No More
2. There Were Times
3. Take Me With You
5. The Starting Line
6. A Second Lasts a Second
7. The State of Gold, Pt. 1
8. Don't Look Down
9. Four Eyes
10. History of Canada
11. Have to Know
12. The State of Gold, Pt. 2
$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs SealedBuy Now
Alternative rock first emerged in Britain in the late 70s and early 80s, but it didn’t really hit its stride until the 90s with the arrival of bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and
Alternative rock first emerged in Britain in the late 70s and early 80s, but it didn’t really hit its stride until the 90s with the arrival of bands like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction. That was also right around the time that Nirvana and Pearl Jam fueled the grunge rock explosion.
And when you want the full and real alt rock experience, you’ve gotta try it out on vinyl, and SoundStage Direct is your one-stop shop for all the best alternative rock vinyls.