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Greatest Hits Vol. 1Gray and Black Colored Vinyl
The long-gestating brainchild of Corrosion Of Conformity founder/drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin, guitarist Mick Murphy (My Ruin, The Birds of Satan, Neanderthal) and producer John "Lou" Lousteau, Teenage Time Killers' Greatest Hits Vol. 1 is 20 concise seismic shocks created by an all-star line up of punk and metal legends spanning decades. Joining Reed on drums and Mick on guitar on the album's 20 mostly original tracks and few covers of underground classics (including the Rudimentary Peni deep cut that inspired the project's title) includes: Jello Biafra, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear of Foo Fighters, Nick Oliveri, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Tommy Victor of Prong and Danzig, Lee Ving of Fear, Mike "IX" Williams of Eyehategod, Mullin's Corrosion of Conformity band mates Mike Dean and Woody Weatherman, Karl Agell and many, many more. All instrumental tracks on Teenage Time Killers' Greatest Hits Vol. 1 were recorded at Grohl's 606 Studios in Northridge, CA. The album was produced by John Lou Lousteau, Reed Mullin and Mick Murphy, engineered and mixed by John Lou Lousteau at 606.LP 1
1.Exploder (feat. Reed Mullin)
2.Crowned by the Light of the Sun (feat. Neil Fallon)
3.Hung Out to Dry (feat. Randy Blythe)
4.Power Outage (feat. Clifford Dinsmore)
5.Ode to Sean Hannity (feat. Jello Biafra)
6.Barrio (feat. Matt Skiba)
7. The Dead Hand (feat. Reed Mullin)
8.Egobomb (feat. Corey Taylor)
9.Plank Walk (feat. Pete Stahl)
10.Time to Die (feat. Mike IX Williams)
11.Days of Degradation (feat. Tommy Victor)
12.Clawhoof (feat. Tairrie B. Murphy)
1.Big Money (feat. Lee Ving)
2.Devil In This House (feat. Karl Agell)
3.Say Goodnight to the Acolyte (feat. Phil Rind)
4.Ignorant People (feat. Tony Foresta)
5.Son of an Immigrant (feat. Jonny Webber)
6.Your Empty Soul (feat. Aaron Beam)
7.Bleeding to Death (feat. Vic Bondi)
8. Teenage Time Killer (feat. Tren
9.Ode to Sean Hannity (feat. Reed Mullin)
10.Ignorant People (feat. Reed Mullin)
11.Time to Die (feat. Reed Mullin)
12.My Revenge (feat. Reed Mullin)$22.99Colored Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Phase 1180 Gram Audiophile Pressed At RTI
From The Original Master Tapes
Faithful Reproduction Of The Original Artwork
Mike Condello did it all in four decades in the music business: serve as music director for two local Phoenix TV shows (Teen Beat and The Wallace & Ladmo Show), lead his own bands like Hub Cap and the Wheels, parody the Beatles with Commodore Condello's Salt River Navy Band, and even play with luminaries like Keith Moon, the Tubes, and Jackson Browne. In 1968, he also led his own band - which released the psychedelic masterwork Phase 1 on Scepter Records. Featuring a young Bill Spooner (pre-Tubes) on guitar, the album flows and trickles through your mind with more saturation than Lucy and her diamonds in the sky - picking up a few nuggets, boulders, and pebbles in the emergent violet haze. The phases of this pricey rarity - mastered from the original analog reels and pressed on lush 180 gram vinyl by RTI - are guaranteed to put your mind into a psychedelized headswirl trip that you'll want to take again and again.1. Crystal Clear
2. Oh No
3. Guess I Better Go
4. Charming Sitter
5. All You Need
6. Keep It Inside
7. Dr. Tarr Professor Feather
8. The Other Side Of You
9. See What Tomorrow Brings
10. He'll Keep Waiting
11. It Don't Matter$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Sonny Rollins, Volume 1 is a jazz album by Sonny Rollins, his first effort for the Blue Note label.1. Decision
3. How Are Things In Glocca Morra?
4. Plain Jane
5. Sonnysphere$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: 25th Anniversary Night One, Volume 1Special Edition: 1st Time Ever On Vinyl
Features Eight Memorable All-Star Performances From The Spectacular Night One 25th Anniversary Concert
Over 40 Minutes Of Music
180-Gram Black Vinyl
"The big mother of all rock concerts the all-star jam of a fan's dreams... Spectacular." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"5 STARS. Jaw-dropping." - Rolling Stone
On October 29th and 30th, 2009, rock 'n' roll royalty held court at Madison Square Garden for what have been called "the best concerts ever," and "where rock 'n' roll history was made."
The 25th Anniversary of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concerts featured a who's who of rock 'n' roll from the '50s to the '90s and included artists performing together in unprecedented combinations that will most likely never be witnessed again.1. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Tom Morello - London Calling
2. Paul Simon with David Crosby and Graham Nash - Here Comes the Sun
3. Stevie Wonder with Sting - Higher Ground/Roxanne
4. Crosby, Stills & Nash with Bonnie Raitt - Love Has No Pride
5. Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
6. Stevie Wonder with Jeff Beck - Superstition
7. Crosby Stills and Nash with James Taylor - Love the One You're With
8. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Tom Morello - The Ghost of Tom Joad$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
MMF- USB 1 Turntable
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Music Hall's new usb-1 is a convenient, easy to use, and fun turntable. It's a snap to set-up and comes with everything you need to start spinning vinyl. Whether you're looking to digitize and download your record collection, release your inner DJ, or simply discover the joy of spinning vinyl, the usb-1 is your answer. It has a built-in phono preamp, cartridge, dust cover, and includes all necessary cables and software required for simple plug and play operation.$249.00MMF- USB 1 - With Cartridge Buy Now
Blood Money Part 1Pressed On Opaque Deep Red Colored Vinyl
Over the course of a decade, Dope has recorded 6 studio albums, established an incredibly devoted touring fan base, and sold more than a million albums worldwide. They've shared the stage with bands they love and respect, had their music featured in major motion pictures and in hit video games like "Guitar Hero." Yes, the success and growth of Dope is complex and impressive and on their new album, appropriately titled Blood Money Vol. 1 they show their fan base that they haven't skipped a beat.1. Intro: Confessions Of A Felon
2. Blood Money
3. Shoulda Known Better
5. Hold On
7. Razorblade Butterfly
8. Drug Music
9. A New Low
12. End of the World
15. Violet$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Early Takes Vol. 1Early Takes Vol. 1 features music from Martin Scorsese's acclaimed 2011 documentary on George Harrison entitled Living in the Material World. The 10-song set consists of Harrison's rare demos and early takes on such classic material as Bob Dylan's Mama You Been On My Mind and many songs that would appear on his solo 1970 masterpiece All Things Pass including My Sweet Lord, the Dylan/Harrison composition, I'd Have You Any Time, Awaiting On You All, Behind That Locked Door and the album's title track.1. My Sweet Lord (demo)
2. Run Of The Mill (demo)
3. I'd Have You Any Time (early take)
4. Mama You've Been On My Mind (demo)
5. Let It Be Me (demo)
6. Woman Don't You Cry For Me (early take)
7. Awaiting On You All (early take)
8. Behind That Locked Door (demo)
9. All Things Must Pass (demo)
10. The Light That Has Lighted The World (demo)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Souvenir Part 1The ensemble TrondheimSolistene was founded in 1988 by Bjarne Fiskum, and was for many years an arena for professional concert training for string-players at the Conservatory in Trondheim. As a result of many concerts throughout Europe as well as concert tours to the United States, Japan and Brazil, the TrondheimSolistene has grown to be an ensemble of international renown, receiving much critical acclaim and attracting attention with its combination of high standards, youthful vigor and lively enthusiasm for the music.
New collaborations have pleased both performers and audiences alike, and the orchestra has been noted for its considerable musical versatility, performing music from the baroque and romantic repertoires as well as tango, jazz, rock and contemporary music. The ensemble is an important advocate of Norwegian music, has commissioned and given premiers of several works and invariably includes Norwegian works in its concert tour programs. TrondheimSolistenes discography includes over twenty recordings. Øyvind Gimse was appointed artistic director of TrondheimSolistene in 2002, continuing the ensembles broad programming profile and musical versatility. TrondheimSolistene collaborates regularly with soloists such as Leif Ove Andsnes, Martin Fröst, Joshua Bell, Ole Edvard Antonsen, Arve Tellefsen and Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Through its dynamic co-operation TrondheimSolistene (the Trondheim Soloists) and 2L has always stretched the boundaries of what is possible to convey to the listener, aiming for the ultimate recorded listening experience. With the Serenade the team has taken things one step further with the TrondheimSolistene truly justifying their name. By placing each individual next to someone from a different voice rather than sitting in conventional sections we are working at the very outer limits of what is possible and creating chamber music at the highest level - Øyvind Gimse, 2012.
2L allocated two weeks in 2011 to record this new album. Artistic director Øyvind Gimse and his associate Geir Inge Lotsberg initially chose two pieces that represent, in their estimation, the most beautiful music ever composed for the string orchestra: Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence and his Serenade for Strings. Aiming for a 90 minute program left 30 more minutes to record. So the orchestra and 2L logged on to Facebook and asked the listeners worldwide what they'd like to hear. And the audience responded: Nielsen's Suite Opus 1. A little gem that would exploit the Trondheim Soloists' singular way with Nordic repertoire.
Inspired by Morten Lindberg's extensive work with choral music, the Tchaikovsky's Serenade was recorded with the ensemble placed in mixed voices, meaning no one is sitting beside anyone playing the same part, creating a totally new soundscape to the music. Carl Nielsen's Suite opus 1 is recorded in a more traditional way in these sessions.1. Tchaikovsky - Souvenir de Florence
2. Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings, opus 48
3. Nielsen - Suite, opus 1$38.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SONM-RCA-1218xSmoke & Jackal
EP No. 1EP No. 1 marks the first collaboration between Jared Followill (Kings of Leon) and Nick Brown (Mona). Followill and Brown began recording as Smoke & Jackal earlier this year, fueled by multiple bottles of red wine and a shared fascination with timbre, rhythm, and aural adventure. They set to work at Brown's Nashville home studio and before the first evening was through, the duo had crafted both No Tell and the stunning psychedelic slow jam, Fall Around. The two musicians immediately understood they had created something special, an evocative and original melding of oceanic rock with bottomless grooves and hypnotic dub textures. Just over one week later, EP1 was complete. Defined by Followill's liquid bass lines and Brown's soaring and expressive vocals, songs like Road Side and the closing Safe Face are both ingenious and accessible, their surprising soundscapes counterpointed by indelible melodies and haunting hooks. Smoke & Jackal's EP1 is the sound of two talented friends allowing their music to freely go places no one could have anticipated.1. Fall Around
2. No Tell
3. You're Lost
4. Road Side
5. Ok Ok
6. Save Face$24.9910 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Archer Trilogy Part 1The Deer Tracks is David Lehnberg and Elin Lindfors, both of the little Swedish town of GÄvle. Despite their earlier success with respective projects (Leiah, Ariel Kill Him & Twiggy Frostbite), all roads led them into an electromagnetic mist of melodies and harmonic noise that later came to be called The Deer Tracks. The Archer Trilogy Pt. 1 is the first installment in a 3-part trilogy of releases to come out in 2011/2012.1. The Smallest Cube
2. Ram Ram
5. Books Of Blood
6. Last Song$11.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At Cow Palace Vol. 1 (Discontinued)This superb LP release is the first installment of three, with a run time of just over 4 hours combined, captures the entire show broadcast that legendary night more than 40 years ago. Capturing the group almost fully recovered from the deaths of Duane Allman and Berry Oakley, and with a little help from their friends, they deliver one of their most outstanding performances ever.LP 1
2.Done Somebody Wrong
3.One Way Out
4.Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)
1.In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
4.Come & Go Blues$37.99140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Tindersticks 1A thrilling debut for one of the most original British bands of the '90s. A romantic and elegant chamber pop masterpiece that mixes indie rock forms, the maverick pop song craft of a Lee Hazlewood and/or Van Dyke Parks, and the dark charm and hip romanticism of Ian Curtis, Scott Walker and Leonard Cohen.
While in the U.K. it was named album of the year (1993) by Melody Maker, in the U.S. Rolling Stone wrote: The 1st Tindersticks album draws inspiration from the playful narrative style of producer Lee Hazlewood, the Cinemascope orchestrations of John Barry and the twilight-zone claustrophobia of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.1. El Diablo En El Ojo
2. A Night In
3. My Sister
4. Tiny Tears
5. Snowy F# Minor
7. Vertrauen II
8. Talk To Me
9. No More Affairs
11. Travelling Light
12. Cherry Blossoms
13. She's Gone
15. Vertrauen III
16. Sleepy Song$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
LP 1FKA twigs is a London-based producer, singer, songwriter, video director, classically trained ballerina, and choreographer. Although Twigs
(as her friends call her) has only officially released 2 EPs to date - one
self-released and one for Young Turks, she has racked up more than 6
million Youtube views for her assorted videos - 2.5 million on the video
for "Water Me" alone.
Currently gracing the covers of both Fader and Dazed magazines, FKA
twigs is one of the most exciting new artists around. She releases her
debut album LP1 via Young Turks - a record that showcases FKA twigs' acclaimed songwriting and production talents and is
set to be one of the year's most hotly-anticipated debuts.
News of the album release follows a series of live performances around
the globe (including London, New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Paris),
all of which sold out within hours of being announced solely via FKA
twigs' personal Instagram.1. Preface
2. Lights On
3. Two Weeks
6. Video Girl
9. Give Up
10. Kicks$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rega Planar 1 Turntable
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Welcome the Rega Planar 1, the best offering in entry level audiophile turntables.
The new Planar 1 is the most user friendly Rega turntable to date. Now with preset bias force on the brand new RB110 tonearm, the Planar 1 is set up in seconds after unpacking. Simply slide the balance weight onto the rear of the tonearm as far as it will go, remove the stylus guard and start spinning your favourite vinyl.
Performance beyond price
Every single aspect of the Planar 1 has been meticulously designed to improve performance. For the first time the Planar 1 is now running a 24v, low noise, synchronous motor to reduce vibration transfer combined with our brand new RB110 tonearm fitted with Rega's bespoke zero play bearings. Only sharing the drive belt, sub platter and dust cover from the outgoing RP1, this is truly a new turntable for 2016.
If you are looking to get back into vinyl and want serious performance that will last you a lifetime, then look no further.
- Plug and Play design, set-up in less than thirty seconds.
- Hand assembled RB110 tonearm.
- High quality, low vibration motor.
- Phenolic resin, flywheel effect platter.
- Factory fitted Carbon moving magnet cartridge.
- Performance Pack upgrade available (optional).
The Performance Pack Kit Includes:
- Rega-built Bias 2 MM cartridge
- thick black 100% wool platter mat
- reference drive belt (the white belt)
Free installation of the Performance Pack upgrade is optional.$475.00Planar Turntable - Black or White - Performance Pack Option Buy Now
- Plug and Play design, set-up in less than thirty seconds.
Summertime '06 Segment 1Summertime '06 Segment 1 features the first 10 tracks off of disc 1 from the Summertime '06 double album.
Summertime '06 is the debut studio double album by American rapper Vince Staples. The album was produced mostly by Def Jam executive No I.D. and also features production from Clams Casino, DJ Dahi, Christian Rich and Brian Kidd Summertime '06 was met with critical acclaim from music critics, who praised the album's production and Staples' lyricism.1. Ramona Park Legend Pt. 1
2. Lift Me Up
3. Norf Norf
4. Birds & Bees
6. Lemme Know
8. Jump Off The Roof
10. Summertime$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Old No. 1Guy Clark's debut from 1975 is one of the all time classic country singer-songwriter records. By the time of its release the Texas native had been shopping his tunes in Nashville for a few years and the songs from Old No. 1 were already well aged and often covered. Regardless, though Clark considers himself more a songwriter than a recording artist, nobody holds a candle to these performances. From the rollicking Texas swing of opener Rita Ballou to the finger picked heartbreak of closer Let Him Roll there is not a stinker to be found. Features help from Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and a young Steve Earle.1. Rita Ballou
2. L.A. Freeway
3. She Ain't Goin' Nowhere
4. A Nickel For the Fiddler
5. That Old Time Feeling
6. Texas, 1947
7. Desperados Waiting For A Train
8. Like A Coat From the Cold
9. Instant Coffee Blues
10. Let Him Roll$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bestseller Classic No. 1Bestseller Classic No. 1 recordings use a unique recording technique and contain unusually wide dynamic range and present an extraordinary challenge to all stereo systems! This recording can be used for listening tests or real comparison of the sound quality of different high fidelity components and systems. The songs are carefully recorded, timeless, and simply wonderful!1. Alla turca (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
2. For Elise (Ludwig van Beethoven)
3. Menuet D major (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
4. Waltz sharp minor,op.64 (Frederic Chopin)
5. Etude E flat minor (Sergej Rachmaninov)
6. Hungarian Dance (Johannes Brahms)
7. Ave Maria (Charles Gounod)
8. Serenade (Franz Schubert)
9. Dreaming (Robert Schumann)
10. Humoresque G flat major (Autonin Dvorak)
11. Valse triste (Jean Sibelius)$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
1 Hopeful RdOver the past few years, Vintage Trouble have wowed audiences across the globe by opening for The Rolling Stones in London's Hyde Park, touring with legends like The Who and AC/DC, and playing sold-out headline shows worldwide. Now, on their first album for Blue Note Records, the Los Angeles-based foursome - singer Ty Taylor, guitarist Nalle Colt, bassist Rick Barrio Dill, and drummer Richard Danielson channel the vitality and passion of their live show into a fresh and urgent take on guitar-powered rhythm & blues. Produced by Blue Note president and three-time Grammy Award-winner Don Was, 1 Hopeful Rd. finds Vintage Trouble building off the groove-fueled sound that Yahoo! once painted as ''James Brown singing lead for Led Zeppelin'' and blending blues, soul, and riff-heavy rock & roll with joyfully gritty abandon. As heard on lead single ''Run Like the River,'' 1 Hopeful Rd. matches Vintage Trouble's emotional intensity with a raw yet sophisticated musicianship that's prompted the New York Times to name the band modern-day answer to Otis Redding and BBC Radio 6 to anoint them ''the heirs of rhythm and blues.''1. Run Like The River
2. From My Arms
3. Doin What You Were Doin'
4. Angel City, California
5. Shows What You Know
6. My Heart Won't Fall Again
7. Another Man's Words
8. Strike Your Light
9. Before The Tear Drops
10. If You Loved Me
11. Another Baby
12. Soul Serenity$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
London Collection, Volume 1The First Installment of Monk's Final Recording Sessions as a Leader
Mastered from Original Analog Tapes by Grammy Award Winner Bernie Grundman
Pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany
11/11 Music & Sound (Michael Fremer / Analog Planet)
What if you could be a fly on the wall at Thelonious
Monk's final recording sessions as leader? Now you
can. Offering tremendous late-period performances,
The London Collection Volume 1 is nothing but Monk,
improvisational, unhinged, and unrestrained.
Originally released by the UK label Black Lion, an imprint
that specialized in resurrecting rare gems from US jazz
and blues legends, The London Collection Volume 1
marks what are indisputably Monk's final significant
contributions and a can't-miss opportunity for collectors
and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music.
The album was mastered from the original analog tapes
at Bernie Grundman Studios, and pressed on 180gram
vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
"The sound here is so transparent, the pressing quality
so superb, the vinyl so quiet, if you set the level just so,
I think you'll agree with me that the title of this review is
not hyperbole: turn out the lights and Monk has been
brought back to life to play just for you!"
- Michael Fremer / Analog Planet1. Trinkle, Tinkle [Take 3]
2. Crepuscule With Nellie [Take 2]
3. Darn That Dream
4. Little Rootie Tootie
5. Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland
6. Nice Work If You Can Get It
7. My Melancholy Baby
9. Lover Man
10. Blue Sphere$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Expo 1EXPO 1 is a well-balanced selection of tracks by Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Chilly Gonzales, Joep Beving,
Lambert, Luke Howard, and Ólafur Arnalds. The most popular music from the today's leading 'neo-classical'
composers, the most influential voices in the current wave of post-minimalist composition where contemporary
classical and alternative popular musical styles collide. Now available as a 180-gram vinyl LP.1. Vladimir's Blues (Max Richter)
2. Am Abend (Sven Helbig)
3. Musica Universalis (Alex Baranowski)
4. Good Night, Day (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
5. Portrait Gallery (Luke Howard)
6. Marmont Overture (Jarvis Cocker, Jason Beck)
7. Dalur (Ólafur Arnalds)
8. 3. HW / Hope Of New Fields (Jonny Greenwood)
9. Rolling (Roedelius, Arnold Kasar)
10. Signals (Paul Tony Lambert)
11. 432 (Joep Beving)
12. Flight From The City (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
13. No. 9 (Philip Glass)
14. Mercy (Max Richter)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Deer Tick Vol. 1The best art often challenges widely held preconceptions about performance and beauty.We're moved when we find the sublime in the gross, entranced when crassness collides with grace. It makes poetic sense that one of this practice's finest current purveyors is named after a blood-sucking survivor.
Deer Tick: undercutting expectations since 2004.
I think a lot of my favorite artists have always done stuff like that, Deer Tick front man John McCauley says from his home in Nashville, reflecting on his band's love of unexpected mashups: tender lyrics layered over pissed off guitars; classical music flourishes delivered nearly naked and high. Deer Tick's perfected it all, mostly as an outlier, revered by a legion of fans, respected by peers, but not part of any one scene. With their highly anticipated new project(s), two new albums released simultaneously titled Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol.2, the crew from Rhode Island prove that their punk-roots rock has only gotten better with age.
Ambitious and smart, the twin albums complement one another but also stand independently.Vol. 1 is classic Deer Tick: folk-rooted acoustic guitars and soft piano cushion out-front vocals. Vol. 2 commits wholly to the band's longtime garage-rock flirtations for a triumphant foray into punk.
McCauley sees the two records as a natural progression. I think it's something that was bound to happen, just because I've always had one foot in each door, he says. Every album we've put out has had its manic moments in one way or another. I felt good enough about everything that I was writing to think that we could truly separate our two big interests: quiet and loud.
It's been four years since Deer Tick's last release Negativity, and devotees have grown restless. It wasn't that the band-made up of McCauley, guitarist Ian O'Neil, drummer Dennis Ryan, and bassist Christopher Ryan-was withholding information. They just weren't sure they had anything more to share. It wasn't anything that we actually talked about, McCauley says. We never said, 'Hey, we should take a break,' or 'Maybe this isn't working anymore.'We just took some time off. We'd just done our 10-year anniversary shows, and I had a kid like two weeks later. He pauses before adding with a hint of a laugh, We just kind of got comfortable away from each other.
McCauley, O'Neil, and the two Ryans popped up solo and on others' projects. Personal lives also underwent massive changes, especially for McCauley, who married Vanessa Carlton and became a dad. The couple's little girl is now two years old. For the first time ever, Deer Tick-an all-consuming band known for constant touring and steady artistic output-took a backseat.
When the band came back together for their beloved after-party shows at the Newport Folk Festival, the reunion reminded them what they missed about creating with one another.Playing that week with the guys made me really want to do it-it made everyone want to do it, McCauley says. So we started making some plans to go in the studio.
The result, recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, is a bold double punch that reminds us not only why Deer Tick has been so missed, but why they've become important artists. The songwriting on both volumes is masterful. McCauley wrote most of the tunes alone, but O'Neil and Dennis Ryan also make killer contributions. Self-aware and never self important,McCauley excels at provocative lyrics that are sometimes confessional, sometimes accusatory. His compositions capture those internal contradictions that define us, like rock and-rollsongs of myself delighting in the multitudes and putting them on display.
Vol. 1 opener Sea of Clouds is a dreamy mediation on letting go, featuring stripped down instrumentation that swells into a mini-symphony, all anchored by angelic harmonies and McCauley's familiar melodic snarl. It's not the only time McCauley mulls over what it takes to move on. Heart-tugging Only Love mixes sadness and hope for a snapshot of impending loss. I thought, 'Nobody writes a song about that kind of weird, ominous feeling you get in the final 24 to 48 hours of a relationship,' McCauley says. I wanted to capture that mood ina song.
Sauntering Card House is a flamenco-soaked threat with grotesque imagery, while lounge readyCocktail is a wry, piano-fueled stroll through fond boozy memories. I guess it's kind of a song about my strange relationship with alcohol-I'm still learning how to deal with it,McCauley says. I'm not a teetotaler. I've tried that. It's not for me. I'm not into the support group thing. I enjoy life with a drink. Trying to keep my life in balance can be hard, but it's something I'm capable of doing now.
Tricky relationships with drugs and alcohol are addressed in different ways on both volumes.Hushed Vol. 1 closer Rejection pulses with vulnerability. I wrote it about trying to help somebody in some way, McCauley says. What was going through my mind but I didn't sayin the lyrics is just reaching your hand out to somebody who's going through substance abuse problems. Vol. 2's Jumpstarting-a favorite track of McCauley's-offers the same kind of lifeline: he shouts startlingly sweet promises over crunchy guitars.
Look How Clean I Am immediately follows. Written and sung by O'Neil, the song doesn't poke fun at sobriety but offers a droll takedown of how some use it as a means or marketing vehicle to further celebrity. It's one of many genuinely funny moments on the project. JumpingS.M.F., (aka Shitty Music Festival) written and delivered by McCauley, takes hilarious shots at a summer institution. I thought I'd write that one for any band who's ever had a bad time ata music festival. It's one of my attempts at humor on the record, but then it just kind of comes off as anger, McCauley says with a laugh.
McCauley wrote gorgeous instrumental Pulse thinking about the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting. He lets his piano do the talking. It's a Whale is punk perfection, all screams and growling guitars. That's probably the most political I'll ever get in a song, McCauley says. I tried to put myself in the really dark headspace of maybe a men's rights activist or something like that while trying to poke fun at it. His chants of Atta boy! Atta girl! are the ideal blend of smirk-inducing and scary.
McCauley says he believes Sea of Clouds and It's a Whale probably best capture theextremities of both records. He's right, of course: it's Vol. 1's quiet vs. Vol. 2's loud-Deer Tick's dual personalities, finally channeled onto two distinct and equally brilliant records.These albums represent a new phase of my life that I haven't entirely figured out yet,McCauley says. I don't really know what's going to happen, but that's part of the excitement for me.1. Half Believing (By The Black Angels)
2. Card House
3. Doomed From The Start
4. Hope Is Big
5. Only Love
7. Me And My Man
8. End Of The World
9. Limp Right Back
10. Rejection$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-WEA-6865xThe Flaming Lips
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
The Flaming Lips announce their first official "hits" collection on Warner Bros. Records. Greatest Hits Vol. 1 will compile eleven WBR-era singles and album tracks on a single black vinyl pressing.
This is the first time The Lips have presented singles from Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (1993), Clouds Taste Metallic (1995), The Soft Bulletin (1999), Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002), At War With The Mystics (2006), Embryonic (2009) and their current album Oczy Mlody (2017) on a single disc.1. Do You Realize??
2. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1
3. Race For The Prize
4. Waitin' For A Superman
5. When You Smile
6. She Don't Use Jelly
7. Bad Days (Aurally Excited Version)
8. The W.A.N.D.
9. Silver Trembling Hands
10. The Castle
11. The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Occult Architecture Vol. 1Meaning all things magick and supernatural, the root of the word occult is that which is hidden, concealed, beyond the limits of our minds. If this is occult, then the Occult Architecture of Moon Duo's fourth album - a psychedelic opus in two separate volumes released in 2017 - is an intricately woven hymn to the invisible structures found in the cycle of seasons and the journey of day into night, dark into light. Offering a cosmic glimpse into the hidden patterning embedded in everything, Occult Architecture reflects the harmonious duality of these light and dark energies through the Chinese theory of Yin and Yang. In Chinese, Yin means the shady side of the hill and is associated with the feminine, darkness, night, earth. Following this logic, Vol. 1 embraces and embodies Moon Duo's darker qualities - released appropriately, in the heart of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.1. The Death Set
2. Cold Fear
4. Cross-Town Fade
5. Cult of Moloch
6. Will of the Devil
7. White Rose$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In Dub, Vol 1In Dub Vol.1 is the first in a series of collections of classic, rare and new dub excursions in the Bob Marley and The Wailers catalog. The debut set features ten classic dub remixes and a newly crafted dub of Lively Up Your Dub, exclusive to this package, by foundation dub mix engineer Scientist.
No artist has so dominated his genre in modern music as Bob Marley has reggae and his greatest hits album Legend is the biggest selling reggae album in history. Militant yet reflective, angry yet romantic, Marley sang of rebellion and uprisings, Rasta and the power of love. A man who rose from the humblest or origins to become a champion for the oppressed, he was the most renowned Jamaican artist to give voice to the struggles of his people and to the Rastafarian culture, and the first to gain global fame.1. Roots Rock Dub
2. Is This Love Dub
3. Forever Loving Jah Dub
4. Lively Up Your Dub
5. Three Little Bird Dub
6. Crazy Baldhead Dub
7. Waiting In Vain Dub
8. Jamming Version
9. One Love/People Get Ready Dub
10. She's Gone Dub
11. Smile Jamaican Version$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now