Authorized & Certified VPI Dealer

A World of Vinyl

Site Search
Menu Free shipping on domestic orders over $49.99! - We ship worldwide!
20% Off Vinyl - LP20
Home > Products for: '

A Show Of Hands

'
Results per page:
  • A Show Of Hands (On Sale) A Show Of Hands (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

    $38.99 $16.99 Save $22.00 (56%)

    Buy Now
    x

    A Show Of Hands (On Sale)

    200 Gram Vinyl


    Remastered At Abbey Road Studios Using The Direct To Metal Mastering Audiophile Copper Plating Process, All From Original Analogue Masters


    A Show of Hands is a live album by the Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1989. The opening track intro features the theme song from the Three Stooges, Three Blind Mice, a song the band used to open many of their concerts during the '80s. The album reached No. 21 in Billboard, going gold, with the singles including Closer to the Heart and 12 promos of Mission and Marathon.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Intro
    2. The Big Money
    3. Subdivisions
    4. Marathon
    5. Turn The Page
    6. Manhattan Project Mission
    7. Distant Early Warning
    8. Mystic Rhythms
    9. Witch Hunt (Part III Of Fear)
    10. The Rhythm Method (Drum Solo)
    11. Force Ten
    12. Time Stand Still
    13. Red Sector A
    14. Closer To The Heart
    Rush
    $38.99 $16.99 Save $22.00 (56%)
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • A Thousand Hands A Thousand Hands Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    A Thousand Hands

    Los Angeles based Sextile have played three shows to date, one of which was opening for felte's Ritual Howls. The label hadn't heard a single song up to that point, but were so mesmerized with the band's raw energy and tightly wound performance, they knew they had to work together. The band's sound is an amalgam of The Jesus and Mary Chain, early Modern English, Christian Death, Coil, the post-punk era of Death in June and the Cramps for good measure.
    1. A Thousand Hands
    2. Flesh
    3. Can't Take It
    4. Smoke In The Eye
    5. Truth And Perception
    6. Romance
    7. Mind's Eye
    8. Shattered Youth
    9. Into The Unknown
    10. Visions Of You
    11. Introvert
    Sextile
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Red Hands Black Deeds Red Hands Black Deeds Quick View

    $21.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Red Hands Black Deeds

    Pressed On Red Vinyl

    After a very successful 2016 touring worldwide, selling out headlining shows, garnering millions of views for their music videos "Dangerous" and "In Chains," charting multiple times on Billboard's mainstream rock chart, and racking up over 31 million streams, Shaman's Harvest return with their new album 'Red Hands Black Deeds.'

    With Keith Armstrong behind the boards, Shaman's Harvest decidedly wanted a more organic, analog sound for their sixth record. "We used analog effects pedals and vintage amps. This is the first record that we went with this approach. It was kind of like trying to find the melting point between Midwest and l.A. It still has the Shaman's Harvest Midwest vibe to it, but it definitely has organic l.A. written all over it."

    Singer Nathan Hunt shares, "this past year has been a year of firsts for Shaman's Harvest and that's great and all, but we are only lookin' forward resting on our accomplishments makes us fat 'n lazy. If there's one thing rock 'n roll doesn't need it is complacency." Principle band members Nathan Hunt (vocals & acoustic guitar), Josh Hamler (guitar) and Matt Fisher (bass) have toured North America extensively mixing headline, support and festival appearances within an on-going odyssey that has delivered a broad fan base and positioning as one of rock's rising stars.

    1. Red Hands Black Deeds
    2. Broken Ones
    3. The Come Up
    4. A Longer View
    5. Soul Crusher
    6. Off The Tracks
    7. Long Way Home
    8. The Devil In Our Wake
    9. Blood Trophies
    10. So Long
    11. Tusk And Bone
    12. Scavengers
    Shaman's Harvest
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Them Crooked Vultures Them Crooked Vultures Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Them Crooked Vultures

    Them Crooked Vultures a.k.a Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones are set to release their self-titled debut. The self-produced 13-song record will feature the debut of the studio versions of the material Them Crooked Vultures unveiled at its August 9 debut at Chicago's Cabaret Metro and played on a first series of shows throughout a handful of UK and European cities and portions of the eastern U.S., wrapping up with an October 15 appearance at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Features the single New Fang.
    1. No One Loves Me & Neither Do I
    2. Mind Eraser, No Chaser
    3. New Fang
    4. Dead End Friends
    5. Elephants
    6. Scumbag Blues
    7. Reptiles
    8. Interlude With Ludes
    9. Warsaw or The First Breath You Take After You Give Up
    10. Caligulove
    11. Gunman
    12. Spinning In Daffodils
    Them Crooked Vultures
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Tourist The Tourist Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    The Tourist

    Pressed On Limited Edition White Vinyl


    Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve


    ''The Tourist'' nods to Alec Ounsworth's musical heroes--a group that includes artists such as John Cale, Robert Wyatt, Tom Waits and Nick Cave. However, this album also shows a natural progression from previous records. ''Better Off'' and ''The Vanity Of Trying'' are lush, keyboard-augmented songs, while ''A Chance To Cure'' and ''Ambulance Chaser'' are rhythmically askew, and the sighing ''Loose Ends'' is delicate, acoustic-based folk-rock.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Pilot
    2. A Chance to Cure
    3. Down (Is Where I Want To Be)
    4. Unfolding Above Celibate Moon (Los Angeles Nursery Rhyme)
    5. Better Off
    6. Fireproof
    7. The Vanity of Trying
    8. Loose Ends
    9. Ambulance Chaser
    10. Visiting Hours Edit
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
    $18.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Terra Incognita Terra Incognita Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Terra Incognita

    With heavy influences from artists including: Dave Matthews Band, Fleetwood Mac, D'Angelo and more, Joe's new album Terra Incognita leaves no genre untouched. They have just come off their first proper headline tour that included a handful of shows in Austin at SXSW. The band will be on tour throughout the summer performing primarily all over the Midwest.
    1. The Garden
    2. Your Story
    3. Hometown
    4. Captain America
    5. Trying To Break Your Heart
    6. Feel
    7. Future Talk
    8. Betelgeuse
    9. King Is Dead
    10. Here Be Dragons
    11. River Runs Dry
    12. Red Wings
    Joe Hertler And The Rainbow Seekers
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Passaic Night, New Jersey 1978 - Vol. 1 Passaic Night, New Jersey 1978 - Vol. 1 Quick View

    $37.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Passaic Night, New Jersey 1978 - Vol. 1

    1000 Only Limited Edition Grey Vinyl


    Bruce Springsteen has played over a thousand shows across the last four decades, nearly all of which will live forever in the hearts and memories of the fans who attended. However, there are a handful of shows that are so well-known and legendary that they are referred to simply by one name: Agora, Passaic, and Winterland. These shows have become part of a Springsteen fans vernacular and used as a point of reference when discussing just about every aspect of Bruces career. This is the first installment of a three part release documenting the legendary show played live from capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, September 19, 1978.

    LP1
    1. Intro
    2. Badlands
    3. Streets Of Fire
    4. Spirit In The Night
    5. Darkness On The Edge Of Town
    6. Independence Day
    7. The Promised Land


    LP2
    1. Prove It All Night
    2. Racing In The Street
    3. Thunder Road
    4. Meeting Across The River

    5. Jungleland

    Bruce Springsteen
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Passaic Night, New Jersey 1978 - Vol. 2 Passaic Night, New Jersey 1978 - Vol. 2 Quick View

    $37.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Passaic Night, New Jersey 1978 - Vol. 2

    1000 Only Limited Edition Grey Vinyl


    Bruce Springsteen has played over a thousand shows across the last four decades, nearly all of which will live forever in the hearts and memories of the fans who attended. However, there are a handful of shows that are so well-known and legendary that they are referred to simply by one name: Agora, Passaic, and Winterland. These shows have become part of a Springsteen fans vernacular and used as a point of reference when discussing just about every aspect of Bruces career. This is the second installment of a three part release documenting the legendary show played live from capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, September 19, 1978.

    LP1
    1. Kittys Back
    2. Fire
    3. Candys Room
    4. Because The Night
    5. Point Blank


    LP2
    1. Not Fade Away
    2. Shes The One
    3. Backstreets/Sad
    4. Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)
    5. 4th Of July, Asbury Park

    Bruce Springsteen
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Passaic Night, New Jersey 1978 - Vol. 3 Passaic Night, New Jersey 1978 - Vol. 3 Quick View

    $37.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Passaic Night, New Jersey 1978 - Vol. 3

    1000 Only Limited Edition Grey Vinyl


    Bruce Springsteen has played over a thousand shows across the last four decades, nearly all of which will live forever in the hearts and memories of the fans who attended. However, there are a handful of shows that are so well-known and legendary that they are referred to simply by one name: Agora, Passaic, and Winterland. These shows have become part of a Springsteen fans vernacular and used as a point of reference when discussing just about every aspect of Bruces career. This is the third installment of a three part release documenting the legendary show played live from capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ, September 19, 1978.

    LP1
    1. Born To Run
    2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out
    3. The Detroit Medley
    4. Raise Your Hand
    5. Good Rockin Tonight
    6. It's My Life
    7. Closing Comments


    LP2
    1. High School Confidential
    2. Sweet Little Sixteen
    3. Heartbreak Hotel
    4. Mona
    5. Twist And Shout

    Bruce Springsteen
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Magnifique Magnifique Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Magnifique

    Following up on the experimental sounds of LP3 and LP4, Ratatat return to their core guitar-driven sound on Magnifique. Combining the bedrock beats and primordial riffs from their first two albums with the sonic experimentation and production prowess of LP3 and LP4, Mike and Evan arrived at a new plateau with Magnifique.


    RATATAT recently returned to the stage for the first time in four years to complete a handful of sold-out shows in Tulsa, Denver, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas. RATATAT will also perform at Governor's Ball, Capital Hill Block Party and HARD SUMMER music festivals this summer.

    1. Intro
    2. Cream On Chrome
    3. Magnifique
    4. Abrasive
    5. Countach
    6. Drift
    7. Pricks Of Brightness
    8. Nightclub Amnesia
    9. Cold Fingers
    10. Supreme
    11. Rome
    12. Primetime
    13. I Will Return
    14. Outro
    Ratatat
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde (Live) 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde (Live) Quick View

    $33.99
    Buy Now
    x

    50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde (Live)

    The 14-track album, 50 Years of Blonde on Blonde, was recorded LIVE at the CMA Theater located inside the historic Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum located in Nashville, TN in May 2016. Mixed by GRAMMY Award-winning Ted Hutt and Ryan Mall.


    Fifty years is a long time for a place like Nashville, Tennessee. Time rolls on slowly around here like flotsam and jetsam in the muddy Cumberland River. But certain things have accelerated the pace of our city. And certain people have sent the hands of the clock spinning. Bob Dylan is the greatest of these time-bending, paradigm-shifting Nashville cats, says Ketch Secor, the primary vocalist of the Old Crow Medicine Show.


    By deciding to record his newly found rock n roll voice in 1966 Nashville, Bob swung the gates of Country music wide open; so wide, in fact, that 50 years later there was still enough of a crack left for Old Crow Medicine Show to sneak its banjos and fiddles through the gates with string band swagger.

    LP 1
    1. Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 (Live)
    2. Pledging My Time (Live)
    3. Visions of Johanna (Live)
    4. One of Us Must Know (Sooner or Later) (Live)
    5. I Want You (Live)
    6. Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again (Live)
    7. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat (Live)
    8. Just Like a Woman (Live)


    LP 2
    1. Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine (Live)
    2. Temporary Like Achilles (Live)
    3. Absolutely Sweet Marie (Live)
    4. 4th Time Around (Live)
    5. Obviously 5 Believers (Live)
    6. Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands (Live)

    Old Crow Medicine Show
    $33.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Rips Rips Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Rips

    Ex Hex is a power trio hailing from Washington, DC, making the music
    you've been waiting for. Drums, bass, guitar, P90s, searing leads-this is
    unapologetic rock 'n' roll spat out in the discipline's mother tongue.


    With Wild Flag on hiatus, Mary Timony (Autoclave, Helium) needed a new
    outlet, so she retreated to her basement and started writing. To her surprise,
    the songs came easily and the hooks practically wrote themselves.


    Mary found Laura Harris (The Aquarium, Benjy Ferree) and they hit it off
    immediately. Laura is a monster on drums: intuitive, solid, and just a bit rough
    around the edges. The pair played together for a couple of months in a tiny
    carpet-lined practice space shared with half a dozen hardcore bands and what
    appeared to be the better part of a B.C. Rich Mockingbird.


    In walked Betsy Wright from the wilds of Virginia. She and Mary have similar
    tendencies, both defaulting to denim and The Voidoids. Betsy is a performer
    and an ace piano player, and before long, she was slinging a cherry SG as the
    third member of Ex Hex.


    The group played a handful of shows and a couple of months later, in the
    spring of 2014, headed into the studio. Working furiously, they recorded over
    the span of two weeks in North Carolina with Mitch Easter (Let's Active) and
    in the basement of Mary's home with frequent collaborator Jonah Takagi.
    Bobby Harlow (The Go, Conspiracy of Owls) was tapped to mix because of
    his unique take on making rock records.


    What results is Ex Hex Rips, twelve songs about underdogs, guys stealing your
    wallet, schoolyard brawls, and getting bent. The record happens pretty quickly,
    so don't blink.

    1. Don't Wanna Lose
    2. Beast
    3. Waste Your Time
    4. You Fell Apart
    5. How You Got That Girl
    6. Waterfall
    7. Hot and Cold
    8. Radio On
    9. New Kid
    10. War Paint
    11. Everywhere
    12. Outro
    Ex Hex
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Time To Go Home Time To Go Home Quick View

    $15.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Time To Go Home

    Chastity belt is a rock band consisting of four friends - guitarists Julia Shapiro and Lydia Lund, bassist Annie Truscott, and drummer Gretchen Grimm. They met in a tiny college town in eastern Washington, but their story begins for real in Seattle, that celebrated home of Macklemore and the twelfth man. Following a post-grad summer apart, a handful of shows and enthusiastic responses from the city's diy community led them, as it has countless others, into a cramped practice space. They emerged with a debut album, No Regerts, sold it out faster than anyone involved thought possible, and toured America, a country that embraced them with open-ish arms. Now they're back and the tab is settled, the lights are out, the birds are making noise even though the sun isn't really up yet: it's time to go home, their second long-player and first for hardly art. In the outside world, they realized something crucial: they didn't have to play party songs now that their audience didn't consist exclusively of inebriated 18-22 year olds, as it did in that college town. Though still built on a foundation of post-post-punk energy, jagged rhythms, and instrumental moves that couldn't be anyone else's, the songs they grew into in the months that followed are equal parts street-level takedown and gray-skied melancholy. They embody the sensation of being caught in the center of a moment while floating directly above it; shapiro's world spins around her on on the floor, grounded by Grimm and Truscott's most commanding playing committed to tape. They pay tribute to writer Sheila Heti on drone and John Carpenter with the thing, and deliver a parallel-universe stoner anthem influenced by electrelane with joke. recorded by JosÉ Díaz Rohena at the unknown, a desecrated church and former sail factory in anacortes, and mixed with a cathedral's worth of reverb by Matthew Simms (guitarist for legendary british post-punks and one-time tourmates Wire), time to go home sees Chastity Belt take the nights out and bad parties of their past to their stretching points, watch the world around them break apart in anticipatory haze, and rebuild it in their own image with stunning clarity before anyone gets hungover.
    1. Drone

    2. Trapped

    3. Why Try

    4. Cool Slut

    5. On the Floor

    6. The Thing

    7. Joke
    8. Lydia

    9. IDC

    10. Time To Go Home
    Chastity Belt
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Quarterbacks Quarterbacks Quick View

    $15.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Quarterbacks

    QUARTERBACKS started as a short-lived duo playing too-fast love songs backed by guitar and a single snare drum. Basement style, old smelly carpets, house shows for punk and patch kids. This was in New
    Paltz, a college town at the bottom of a mountain in upstate New York. Dean (Dean Engle, the band's songwriter/vocalist) worked at one of the town's two record shops, as K Records-obsessed small town boys
    usually do.


    The QUARTERBACKS line-up combusted after a handful of shows. The songs sat dormant until January 2012 when Dean enlisted Max Restaino and Tom Christie to revive the project. The new three-piece
    expanded the original vision, playing love-obsessed songs with limited affectation. The songs averaged under-2 minutes, and the DIY ethic remained firm. A few tape-only releases came into being (See the
    brilliant Double Double Whammy Records of Brooklyn NY).


    Two years of upstate basement shows further refined their efficient twee punk set, new songs slowly forming from familiar themes and chord patterns, progress through recursion. Down the street from the record
    shop where Dean worked was Team Love Records, a record label that had relocated from Sugar Street in NYC's East Village to Church Street in New Paltz. The folks at Team Love and Dean found themselves
    spending way too much time discussing favorite Cat's Miaow singles and post-Young Marble Giants projects.
    On February 10th, 2015, Team Love will release the first official longplayer by QUARTERBACKS. It's 19 songs played in 22 minutes. It's fast, broken-hearted and full of people, places and things. QUARTERBACKS was recorded at the Tin Roof Sessions Studio in New Paltz by Kyle Gilbride (Swearin,' Waxahatchee, Radiator Hospital) in less than 12 hours.

    1. Usual
    2. Not in Luv
    3. Center
    4. Stay in Luv
    5. Weekend
    6. Pool
    7. Knicks
    8. The Dogs
    9. Sportscenter
    10. Last Boy
    11. Never Go
    12. Prove Me Wrong
    13. Space
    14. Simple Songs
    15. Twenty
    16. Lauren
    17. Love Seat
    18. Schmictionary
    19. Point Nine
    Quarterbacks
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Run River North Run River North Quick View

    $25.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Run River North


    2-LP Gatefold Package With Bonus Track


    "Run River North stays the course - and finds success." - NPR


    "Snappy rock and chamber folk frames their tales of their parents' dreams and struggles to find purchase in America."
    - Wall Street Journal


    "the band's ambitious folk pop instrumentals, and embellished with frontman Alex Hwang's dulcet, Ben Gibbard-like tones,
    is a sense of possibility" - MTV World


    In the course of several months, Run River North went from playing a handful of hometown shows in Los Angeles to
    performing to an audience of millions on late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! It was an explosive trajectory for the sextet,
    whose uplifting anthems march to the beat of drums, jangling guitars and a rapturous string section. The rapid ascent from
    obscurity launched a new chapter for the band (then called Monsters Calling Home), whose upcoming full-length self-titled
    debut ventures further into effervescent rock anchored with a down-home aesthetic.


    The band recorded their self-titled debut with producer Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built to Spill, Band of Horses). The songs ebb
    and flow with optimism, traversing emotional and musical landscapes woven into the strings duo of Daniel Chae and
    Jennifer Rim, alongside the galloping rhythm section of bassist Joe Chun, keyboardist Sally Kang and drummer John
    Chong. Together, their voices coalesce as one, a chorus calling out with a gentle urgency. The music of Run River North
    explores the ever-shifting search for self, from the energetic indie-rock interludes to the lonesome guitar strums, always
    asking the question: Is home a place or is it the people in your life? "We're not a posh, polished pop sound," says Alex
    Hwang, Run River North's singer/songwriter. "We have stories we want to tell and they take a little more time. After all, the
    journey to find your place is a long one, it's an ongoing, evolving adventure."

    1. Monsters Calling Home
    2. Beetle
    3. Lying Beast
    4. Run River North
    5. Growing Up
    6. Fight To Keep
    7. In The Water
    8. Somewhere
    9. Foxbeard
    10. Excuses
    11. Banner
    Run River North
    $25.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Hug Of Thunder Hug Of Thunder Quick View

    $25.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Hug Of Thunder

    "I don't want to go out there being presumptuous," Kevin Drew says, "because, I've worn those presumptuous shoes before, and you don't want it to feel like, 'Oh, what a let-down.'" That's the fear when you bring back one of music's most beloved names seven years after their last album. But with Hug of Thunder, the fifth Broken Social Scene album, Drew and his bandmates have a right to feel presumptuous.

    They have that right because they have created one of 2017's most sparkling, multi-faceted albums. On Hug of Thunder the 15 members of Broken Social Scene - well, the 15 who play on the record, including returnees Leslie Feist and Emily Haines - refract their varying emotions, methods, and techniques into something that doesn't just equal their other albums, but surpasses them. It is righteous but warm, angry but loving, melodic but uncompromising. The title track on its own might just be the best thing you will hear all year - a song that will become as beloved as "Anthems For a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl" from their breakthrough album, You Forgot It In People.

    Its title, Drew says, captured what he wanted people to feel about the group's comeback, and how they sound playing together again: "It's just such a wonderful sentiment about us, coming in like a hug of thunder."

    Broken Social Scene had reconvened, in varying forms, several times over the past four years - the odd festival show here and there, preferably ones that involved the least possible traveling. But the idea that they might turn their hand to something more than greatest-hits sets had been stirring since November 2014, when producer Joe Chiccarelli told Drew the group needed to make a new album.

    "He started showing up at our label, asking if we were going to make an album," Drew recalls. "He just didn't give up; he just kept saying, 'You've got to strike, you've got to do this, the time is now,' and so finally we agreed."

    As might be expected to be the case with a many-headed hydra of a group, getting all the principals to agree wasn't easy. Drew's co-founder Brendan Canning was keen, but Drew and fellow BSS lifer Charles Spearin took more persuading. A turning point for Drew came with the Paris terror attacks of November 2015, which made him feel the world needed an injection of positivity: "It just sort of made us want to go out there and play. Because I think we've always been a band that's been a celebration."

    Canning picks up the story: "By autumn of 2015 we had started getting together and trying some ideas out, just getting back in that jam space, in Charles' garage. Then we set up shop in my living room and we were starting to come together in a very familiar kind of way, jamming in the living room, eating meals in the kitchen together, because that's what the band is about: 'Hey, let's all get on the same page and get the energies flowing in the same direction.'"

    Recording finally began in April 2016 at The Bathouse studio on the shores of Lake Ontario, with later sessions in Toronto and Montreal, before the group went right back to basics. "It was very beautiful the way that it ended in Charlie's little rehearsal garage space," Drew says, "after going to all these studios. We just worked there, doing backup vocals and handclaps and all the shit we used to do when we were younger." And then it was to Los Angeles, where the album was mixed.

    The result is a panoramic, expansive album, 53 minutes that manages to be both epic and intimate. In troubled times it offers a serotonin rush of positivity: "Stay Happy" lives up to its title, with huge surges of brass that sound like sunshine bursting through clouds. "Gonna Get Better" makes a promise that the album is determined to deliver. That's not to say it's an escapist record: Broken Social Scene is completely engaged, wholly focussed, and not ignoring the darkness that lurks outside. But there is no hectoring, no lecturing, but a recognition of the confusion and ambiguity of the world. As the title track closes with Leslie Feist murmuring "There was a military base across the street," the listener is caught in the division between the national security provided by national defense, and the menace of the same thing.

    The gestation of Hug of Thunder was no idyll. When You Forgot It in People made their name, Broken Social Scene were young men and women. Fifteen years on, they were adults in or on the cusp of middle age, and - as Drew puts it - "all the adult problems in the world were happening around us individually, whether it was divorce or cancer". Three members of the band lost their fathers while the album was being recorded, "and it seemed like the days of going in the studio, getting stoned, drinking five beers and saying, 'Who gives a fuck?' were over".

    Then there's the fact of the size of the ensemble, and the number of competing voices. "You don't always get the final say with Broken Social Scene," Canning says, with a certain degree of understatement. He compares the process of getting everyone to agree on a song to party politics: "It's like you're trying to get a bill passed through the House - you have to be really committed to wanting to win."

    But, still, if they were to return, it had to be with everybody, no matter if that meant things might get unwieldy. "I'd like to believe that Broken Social Scene can be whatever it can be," Canning says, "but I think the fact we'd gone away for so long meant we really, we really couldn't have done the same thing without everyone involved, you know?" The story of Broken Social Scene, he insists, was built on the involvement of everyone, and so if the story was to be continued, those same people had to return.

    "The thing that has changed is that the relationships between us are established," Drew suggests. "And in a family, you ebb and flow and you come and you go and you're in love and then you're annoyed - but it's established now, the relationships aren't going anywhere, you know? And I think through time, because we've been through so much together, personally and professionally, when we're all on stage, everybody knows what they're doing, everybody has a melody to back up someone else, you feel supported, you're a crew, there's nothing but protection all around you."

    Canning picks up the theme: "Before we were making this record, I said to everyone: 'We all basically want the same thing, we might just have slightly different roadmaps on how to get there. So how do we stray off on certain country roads but get back onto the main thoroughfare?'"

    That Broken Social Scene was a family again, driving along the same main road, became apparent to UK fans in September 2016, when the group - with Ariel Engle the latest woman to assume the role of co-lead vocalist - came over for less than a handful of festival shows, to test the waters. Their Sunday teatime appearance at End Of The Road - an ecstatic hour of maximalist music, physically and emotionally overwhelming - ended up being one of the biggest hits of the festival. It achieved what Drew has always felt music needed to do: it created transcendence, a pocket of time where everyone present was living only in the moment.

    "My 11-year-old nephew asked me, 'Uncle Kev, why do adults get drunk?' and I looked at him and thought, 'OK, brilliant question, I'm going to give a brilliant answer,'" Drew recalls. "And I looked at him for about 10 seconds and I said, 'Because they want to feel like you. Because they want to feel like a kid again, they want to forget everything, they want to be innocent.' We are built in a way now where you can't do that because you're walking around with the anti-transcendence box in your pocket, and in your hand, and in your home, and on your bedside table: it's the anti-transcendence. It's called your phone! And we're getting killed, we're getting killed!"

    So what do Broken Social Scene want listeners to take from Hug of Thunder? Canning wants it to make them "pause for the cause and maybe just leave things in your life alone for 53 minutes". For Drew, it's about what it's always been about: making the connection. "I just hope they understand that there's others out there, that they're not alone," he says. "I know that's silly! But you'd be surprised how many times I've had to tell people, 'Hey, you're not alone on this, you're not alone thinking these things.' I mean, with the title Hug of Thunder, I want to hold people. I want to fucking hold them. And when we do shows, I'm not: 'Look at me, I'm elevated up on the stage,' It's: 'We're here with you, this is us together.' Broken Social Scene is about the people, and it's always been about the people."

    1. Sol Luna
    2. Halfway Home
    3. Protest Song
    4. Skyline
    5. Stay Happy
    6. Vanity Pail Kids
    7. Hug of Thunder
    8. Towers and Masons
    9. Victim Lover
    10. Please Take Me With You
    11. Gonna Get Better
    12. Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse
    Broken Social Scene
    $25.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bathtub Love Killings Bathtub Love Killings Quick View

    $17.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Bathtub Love Killings

    Bathtub Love Killings is the debut solo LP from Olivia Jean, the
    multi-instrumentalist who cut her teeth in the Third Man stable backing
    folks as varied as Karen Elson, Wanda Jackson and Jack White in
    addition to fronting the much-loved Black Belles. Jean has accrued a
    lifetime of experience in a few short years, from highlight performances
    on The Colbert Report, Conan, Late Show With David Letterman and
    the Grand Old Opry stage to having one of her songs used as the
    theme for the television series Elvira's Movie Macabre.


    Produced by Jack White, Bathtub Love Killings showcases Jean as a
    songwriting force to be reckoned with. Playing damn-near every instrument
    she could get her hands on, the result is a well-rounded, catchy record that's
    chockfull of ear worm moments.

    1. Mistakes
    2. Merry Widow
    3. Reminisce
    4. Green Honeycreeper
    5. Haunt Me
    6. After The Storm
    7. December
    8. Excuses
    9. Cat Fight
    10. Proof
    11. Deadly Hex
    Olivia Jean
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Same Sex Symbol Same Sex Symbol Quick View

    $18.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Same Sex Symbol

    Cameron Esposito's debut album hit #3 on Billboard's Comedy Charts! Cameron Esposito has been seen on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (CBS), Chelsea Lately (E!) and TakePart Live (Pivot) and heard on National Public Radio programs Bullseye and UnFictional. She has written for VICE, The Advocate and has a regular column on the AV Club. Cameron will be featured in upcoming episodes of Maron (IFC) and Adventure Time (Cartoon Network). Her late night television debut on Craig Ferguson was called "the most memorable first time on a late night show for any comedian in recent history." (Splitsider) A regular guest on top comedy podcasts like Comedy Bang Bang and How Did This Get Made, Cameron is also the creator/host of Wham Bam Pow, an action/scifi movie podcast on the Maximum Fun network and Put Your Hands Together, a weekly standup podcast and live show taped at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. She is currently developing television projects with FOX Television and Earwolf Productions.
    1. Woman Who Doesn't Sleep With Men
    2. Not Tonight Again
    3. Fighter Pilot
    4. Disposable Eyepatch
    5. Straight Guys
    6. Giant Red Bird
    7. Threesome Proposition
    8. Ode To Portland
    9. Jesus Factory
    10. Lesbian Pornography
    11. Women in Crisis
    12. Strip Club Visit
    13. Julep
    14. My Hometown Chicago
    15. Hathaway & Hendricks
    16. Buy or Steal Kids
    17. Street Underwear
    18. Guacamole
    Cameron Esposito
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Hunters Hunters Quick View

    $16.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Hunters


    Cotton Candy Pink Vinyl


    Hunters are excited to announce their signing to Mom + Pop for their debut LP. Since releasing their 2011 EP Hands On Fire, Hunters have been hard at work touring and playing live shows with METZ, Cloud Nothings, A Place To Bury Strangers and The Kills. They've also had breakout performances at last year's CMJ with shows at Brooklyn Vegan's showcase and the FADER FORT. Hunters have also been featured on the cover of the Village Voice along with acclaim from The New York Times, New Yorker, FADER, SPIN, Filter among many others. With a fury of fuzzed out guitars and bodies being strewn across the stage, Derek Watson and Izzy assault the masses with a wave of barely contained chaos.

    1. Narcissist
    2. Street Trash
    3. She's So
    4. Seizure
    5. It's True
    6. Nosebleed
    7. Blackheart
    8. Thin Twin
    9. Undone
    10. Wonder
    Hunters
    $16.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Live At The Marquee Live At The Marquee Quick View

    $39.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Live At The Marquee

    This is a live recording featuring songs from When Dream and Day Unite and Images and Words. There really isn't that much going on here that can't be heard on the studio records. A Fortune in Lies is treated with more aggression than the original and remains one of their gems from the past. Bombay Vindaloo is a jam session that features some creative drumming from Mike Portnoy and some diverse playing from John Petrucci. Especially impressive were the muted, Al DiMeola-style quotes. Another Hand - The Killing Hand is a combination of an instrumental (Another Hand) commonly featured in their live shows and the now-infamous The Killing Hand. The latter is given a great update by singer James LaBrie and probably didn't have too many people missing Charlie Dominici. This is a good live session that will appeal mostly to the diehards of this excellent progressive metal band.
    1. Metropolis
    2. A Fortune in Lies
    3. Bombay Vindaloo
    4. Surrounded
    5. Another Hand - The Killing Hand
    6. Pull Me Under
    Dream Theater
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Boys Night Out Boys Night Out Quick View

    $25.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Boys Night Out

    Oak Ridge Boys fans have been clamoring for a live album of hits for several years now, but as the band explained, "For some reason or another, the time never seemed right. One project after another would rise up and the live album idea was always put on the back burner" Then, in early 2013, lead vocalist and producer Duane Allen saw the stars align as the band was able to get its hands on some top quality remote recording equipment, and promptly began
    capturing performances of their current show dubbed "Boys Night Out." Night after night, The Oak Ridge Boys wowed audiences across the nation with a set list that packed all of the group's hit singles and fan favorites into one magnificent celebration. Years of preparation have made such well-loved songs as "You're The One," "Thank God For Kids," and the brilliant "Bobbie Sue" sound even more exhilarating than when they were originally recorded! It might
    not be quite the same as being there, but it's thrillingly close!
    1. You're The One
    2. American Made
    3. (I'm Settin') Fancy Free
    4. Love Song
    5. Y'all Come Back Saloon
    6. Sail Away
    7. Dream On
    8. This Crazy Love
    9. Trying To Love Two Women
    10. Come On In
    11. Make My Life With You
    12. Thank God For Kids
    13. Elvira
    14. Bobbie Sue
    Oak Ridge Boys
    $25.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Wayne Cochran Wayne Cochran Quick View

    $24.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Wayne Cochran

    Wayne Cochran! The exclamation point is there for a reason. Known as "The White Knight of Soul," Cochran was flamboyant in both voice and attire. Crowned by a swooping white pompadour, he held back nothing on stage. His performance style was very reminiscent of fellow Georgia native Little Richard Penniman. Like Penniman, music led Cochran to his current career as a minister. Anyone who's ever witnessed a fire-and-brimstone southern gospel service can see the connection between gospel's passion and r&b's groove.


    Issued by Chess Records in 1967, Wayne Cochran! captured the outrageous energy of his live show within the album's grooves. This explosive collection of songs proved that Cochran deserved to share the label home of r&b greats like Etta James, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. Rather than a traditional artist portrait, the front cover features an outline of his white pompadour against a black background. Simple and direct, it stood in stark relief against the sea of day-glo, psychedelic imagery of the day. To put it another way, the cover art clearly conveyed that this album was all killer, no filler.


    The original mono version of this LP is incredibly rare and changes hands for princely sums. However, there is no need to empty the savings account now that Sundazed Music has prepared a righteous reissue, in glorious mono! Sourced from the original analog master tapes, this Sundazed edition is 180gm of concentrated soul. Just add a turntable and watch the party spring to life!

    1. Get Ready
    2. Boom Boom
    3. The Peak Of Love
    4. You Don't Know Like I Know
    5. Some-A' Your Sweet Love
    6. I'm Leaving It Up To You
    7. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
    8. Big City Woman
    9. Little Bitty Pretty One
    10. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    11. Get Down With It
    12. When My Baby Cries
    Wayne Cochran
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • Carpe Noctum (Live 2015) Carpe Noctum (Live 2015) Quick View

    $22.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Carpe Noctum (Live 2015)

    Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, Armored Saint has always been a highly regarded live act - not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989's live album, 'Saints Will Conquer' - until now.


    After reforming with their original line-up in 1999 (John Bush - vocals, Joey Vera - bass, Phil Sandoval - guitar, Jeff Duncan - guitar, Gonzo Sandoval - drums), and releasing subsequent albums, 'La Raza' (2010) and 'Win Hands Down' (2015), to critical acclaim, Armored Saint has been delivering their heavy metal mastery around the globe, joining the likes of Saxon, Metal Church - and even Queensryche in November/December 2016 - on the road. Of all of these performances, the band recorded their 2015 Wacken festival set as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany, with the intention of giving fans another live release that holds up to 'Saints Will Conquer.'

    1. Win Hands Down (Live)
    2. March of the Saint (Live)
    3. Stricken by Fate (Live)
    4. Last Train Home (Live)
    5. Mess (Live)
    6. Aftermath (Live)
    7. Left Hook from Right Field (Live)
    8. Reign of Fire (Live)
    Armored Saint
    $22.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Undivided Heart & Soul Undivided Heart & Soul Quick View

    $19.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Undivided Heart & Soul

    Undivided Heart & Soul, produced by Dan Molad (Lucius) and
    McPherson, and developed largely in the studio (that studio being the historic
    RCA Studio B in Nashville), carries a sense of immediacy and irreverence.


    "In writing this record, I threw several handfuls of caution to the wind.
    Lyrically, I was allowing myself to be exposed in a way I never have before.
    Concurrently, maybe as some sort of a self-defense mechanism, the guitars
    got fuzzier and louder. The first day at RCA was like being in church...
    by the second day, it was a high school band's rehearsal space."


    Putting the hands of Dan Molad on the wheel of the record ensured that
    the music didn't take too many expected turns. "Having toured with
    Lucius and befriended Dan, I knew he was the guy to push my buttons
    and challenge me to try new things. He's a tireless worker. He's constantly
    tinkering away on something... and music just falls out of him."


    The vintage recording equipment and instruments still housed
    in RCA Studio B greatly informed the direction of the record. "Each night,
    at the end of tracking, someone would invariably say, 'You wanna put vibes
    on this?', speaking of the old RCA Vibraphone. I mean, you can hear THAT
    vibraphone on Roy Orbison's 'Crying'... we couldn't keep our hands off of it.
    It guided some of the songs into some strange and wonderful places.
    'Lucky Penny' took such a cool turn once Ray (Jacildo, keys) added some to it.
    We wrote several songs on the piano that Floyd Cramer played 'Last
    Date' on. We were soaking up so much of the phantom energy in
    that room, it led to some incredible sonic territory."


    "Most folks know us for our take on vintage R&B and early Rock N' Roll.
    The past year, I've been digging so much into the heavier, brasher sounds of
    early Rock N' Roll... from bands like The Sonics, Link Wray, and into some
    early British Rock such as The Creation... these influences feature heavily in
    these songs. The tunes that showed up weren't exactly always in familiar
    territory, and... we greeted them as welcome strangers. They have a lot
    of heart... and that's what Rock N' Roll should always have."

    1. Desperate Love
    2. Crying's Just A Thing You Do
    3. Lucky Penny
    4. Hunting For Sugar
    5. On The Lips
    6. Undivided Heart & Soul
    7. Bloodhound Rock
    8. Style (Is A Losing Game)
    9. Jubilee
    10. Under The Spell Of City Lights
    11. Let's Get Out Of Here While We're Young
    J.D. McPherson
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Go to top