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GoddessEffortlessly balancing her gift for honest, poetic perspectives on love and humanity with a voice that gained her overnight attention from the music industry's most important curators - Banks is poised for massive things. Drawing from inspirations like Fiona Apple and Miss Lauryn Hill, Banks focuses on the duality of soulful earthly emotion and ethereal atmospheric sounds. The Los Angeles native and self-taught pianist, vocalist, and songwriter will release her debut Album on Harvest Records.1. Alibi
3. Waiting Game
5. This Is What It Feels Like
6. You Should Know Where I'm Coming From
8. Fuck Em Only We Know
10. Beggin For Thread
12. Someone New
13. Warm Water
14. Under The Table$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The AltarThe Altar features 12 new songs, and again BANKS writes and creatively controls every song on the new album, pushing her edges even further. It's an inspiring confrontation of complicated love, longing, betrayal and self-doubt.1. Gemini Feed
2. Fuck With Myself
4. Mind Games
6. This Is Not About Us
7. Weaker Girl
8. Mother Earth
12. To The Hilt$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
From the Muddy Banks of the WishkahFrom The Muddy Banks of The Wishkah was the second posthumous Nirvana record. It successfully captured the band at the height of its on stage power. Compiled from tapes recorded between 1989 and 1994, it is a sharp selection of performances of their b-sides, album tracks and favorites. Pressed using original metal parts, which have been housed in the Library of Congress.
2LP set in single capacity jacket on 150 gram vinyl.1. Intro
3. Drain You
5. Smells Like Teen Spirit
6. Been A Son
9. Spank Thru
10. Scentless Apprentice
11. Heart-Shaped Box
12. Milk It
13. Negative Creep
17. Blew$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Blood BankBon Iver's four-song Blood Bank collection continues down the path forged by 2008's critically acclaimed For Emma, Forever Ago.
While still tied to the identity of the place where it was born, Bon Iver is no longer an unplanned entity synonymous with Justin Vernon. It is an idea, a place and sentiment that has now become as international as it is timeless. From the title tracks remembrance of the winter warmth we seek, to the summer love tribute of b-side gem Babys, Bon Ivers snow-blanketed harmonies live across the seasons. Still, there is a reverence for sabbatical, solitude and the winding down of time. As much as Emma is about the cold, the Blood Bank collection is about the warmth that gets you through it.
Bon Iver has grown to include more than what was available at the much-fabled Wisconsin cabin, such as piano, slide guitar and vocoder. As Justin layers on harmonies in the meditative R&B acapella The Woods, he declares Im building a still to slow down the time. It is as poetic as it is necessary. Both expansive and intimate, these four songs explore the darker and lighter natures of the seasons and what they signify, and offer a dynamic glimpse into the natural energy and refined craftsmanship that characterize Justin Vernons music.1. Blood Bank
2. Beach Baby
4. Woods$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe PrintsFootwork, "-the very word indicates a movement of the feet that is "work" (as in an effort to achieve). Its joyous social party nature sits within a lineage of African American history that includes the infamous Soul Train dance tunnel and Hip Hop dance circles. However, as Footwork continues to become more popular, we should not forget that at its essence it is a highly evolved battle form. This is the central theme one feels listening to the stunning "Fingers, Bank Pads & Shoe Prints," the second album from RP Boo, the man credited with inventing the Footwork genre with a 1997 track "Baby Come On" (recently re-released on the Planet Mu EP "Classics Vol. 1"). RP Boo is to Footwork what Juan Atkins is to Techno, a source point for a busting out of innovative ideas and new directions.LP1
2. Bang'n On King Dr
3. Your Choice
5. Heat From Us
1. Finish Line D'jayz
2. Daddy's Home
3. Let's Dance Again
5. I'm Laughing
6. Beat Me
8. B'Ware$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Left Banke TooBeloved 1968 Lost Classic Available Again After More Than 40 Years!
Sourced from the Original Stereo Master Tapes
The Left Banke was one of the most distinctive pop bands of the 60s, renowned for the unique baroque rock that allowed them to stand out during that heady musical era. While the bands 1967 debut album, and its signature hits Walk Away RenÉe and Pretty Ballerina have long been acknowledged as classics, the bands 1968 sophomore effort The Left Banke Too has maintained a persistent under-the-radar mystique, beloved by a loyal cadre of followers yet little-known by the general public.
The Left Banke Too emerged from a turbulent period of the bands brief but eventful history. Despite the success of their 1967 debut album Walk Away RenÉe/Pretty Ballerina, the Left Bankes lineup splintered soon after its release, with keyboardist and main songwriter Michael Brown exiting the group. His former bandmates Steve Martin, Tom Finn and George Cameron regrouped and rose to the occasion for The Left Banke Too, crafting a musically inventive, emotionally evocative set thats every bit as magnificent as its predecessor.
The trios exquisite vocal interplay and adventurous songwriting are prominent on such intoxicating tracks as Theres Gonna Be a Storm, Goodbye Holly, Dark Is the Bark and the Brown-penned Desiree, which is widely regarded as one of the groups greatest studio achievements. Several of The Left Banke Toos tracks also feature backing vocals by a young Steven Tyler, several years before he achieved stardom with Aerosmith.
This lost classic is once again available on 180 gram vinyl LP and has been sourced from the original stereo master tapes.1. Goodbye Holly
2. Theres Gonna Be a Storm
3. Sing Little Bird Sing
4. Nice to See You
5. Give the Man a Hand
6. Bryant Hotel
7. Desiree* (mono)
8. Dark is the Bark
9. In the Morning Light
10. My Friend Today$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Anything But WordsIn May of 2016, Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA confirmed that they were teaming up as a new duo called Banks & Steelz. They also released a new single called "Love & War" featuring Ghostface Killah.
Now, the pair have confirmed that they're putting out a collaborative album called Anything But Words featuring more big names like Florence Welch, Kool Keith, the aforementioned Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Masta Killa.1. Giant
2. Ana Electronic
3. Sword In The Stone (Feat. Kool Keith)
4. Speedway Sonora
5. Wild Season (Feat. Florence Welch)
6. Anything but Words
8. Love and War (Feat. Ghostface Killah)
9. Can't Hardly Feel
10 One by One
11. Gonna Make It
12. Point of View (Feat. Method Man and Masta Killa)$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
1991Azealia Banks is a 20-year-old lyricist from Harlem, NYC. Since her first steps as a child in off-Broadway theatre productions to her training at La Guardia High School of Performing Arts - a breeding ground for stars - she's been steadily perfecting her craft and making a name for herself. Now prepping her debut album, Azealia has been teasing her audience with gems like 212 - a certified club pleaser on rotation in dance floors around the globe - in addition to a slew of other records that showcase her range as an artist and will let people know what all the buzz is about. Whether her music hits you with seasoned bars or her angelic voice and hooks, Azealia Banks gives everybody a reason to rewind that track.1. 1991
2. Van Vogue
4. Liquorice$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
URPD-RUS-3915xAnthony Marinelli & Brian Banks
Young Guns SoundtrackThe Young Guns original motion picture score has never been released until now!
Released in 1988, Young Guns is an action-packed cult classic 80s western that tells the story of Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez) and the Regulators (Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Lou Diamond Phillips, Dermot Mulroney and Casey Siemaszko) exacting revenge upon the Santa Fe Ring during the Lincoln County War in 1878. As good as the movie is, the score is what makes it great!
Composed by Anthony Marinelli & Brian Banks, the Young Guns score brilliantly embodies the off-kilter, emotionally unstable characteristics of Billy the Kid, both the man and the myth. It is epic and powerful, but equally haunting with an underlying melancholy tone.
The album is mastered from the original recordings and pressed on heavyweight 180-gram vinyl for the enhanced listening pleasure of all you audiophiles out there!1. Main Title
2. Splendid Reading
3. The Confrontation
4. The Watch
5. Tunstall's Death
7. Poet With A Big Gun
8. McCloskey's Death
9. Pass The Peyote Please
10. Dick's Death
11. Top O' The Morning Girls
12. Turn In Your Badges
13. Kinney Chase
14. The Campfire
15. Bring In The Troops
16. Crazy Charlie
17. The Shootout
19. End Credits
20. Coda (Poet Reprise)$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
El Pintor"Indie rock's elite class" - Billboard
"The masters of emotional turbulence." - Q Magazine
'El Pintor' is Interpol's fifth and most exhilarating studio album. It's a driving, relentless record, taut and epic in equal measure.
The album, recorded as a three-piece with frontman & guitarist Paul Banks picking up the bass, kicks off with "All The Rage Back Home," signaling a return to what Interpol does best, layering pulsing bass, bursts of guitar, and driving drums beneath Banks' instantly recognizable voice.
Meanwhile, "My Desire" features a throbbing beat and insistent guitar riffs that shoot off like flares into the night, while on "Same Town, New Story" Banks crafted up an unexpected melodic context for Daniel Kessler's laser-sharp guitar lines.
In contrast with previous records, Interpol took a step back on 'El Pintor' and let the songs happen. What emerged is something urgent and compelling, something revitalized and
reenergized. The result is as accomplished and thrilling a collection as the band has ever released.1. All The Rage Back Home
2. My Desire
4. Same Town, New Story
5. My Blue Supreme
6. Everything Is Wrong
7. Breaker 1
8. Ancient Ways
9. Tidal Wave
10. Twice As Hard$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
DukeDuke was recorded after a period of inactivity from the band-Phil Collins needed time to try to save his first marriage, and Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford recorded solo albums in the meantime. Duke represents a change in the band's musical direction from their progressive rock roots to songs more pop-oriented and commercially accessible. However, a sizable portion of its material is still progressive.1. Behind The Lines
3. Guide Vocal
4. Man Of Our Times
7. Turn It On Again
8. Alone Tonight
10. Please Don't Ask
11. Duke's Travels
12. Duke's End$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ALMI-CLE-6681xThe Prog Collective
EpilogueThe Prog Rock supergroup whose debut became the surprise hit of 2012 returns with a brand new album featuring an even more impressive lineup of stellar musicians and artists lending their talents to this incredible project! Features performances by mindblowing musicians Steve Stevens, Rick Wakeman, Steve Morse, Peter Banks (in his final appearance) as well as Captain Kirk himself William Shatner,
PLUS members of Yes, Dream theater, Nektar Asia, gong and more!1. Are We To Believe?
2. What Can Be Done?
3. Adding Fuel To The Fire
4. Tomorrow Becomes Today
5. Shining Diamonds
6. In Our Time
7. Memory Tracks
8. Just Another Day
9. Epilogue$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Reunion TourFrom Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Weakerthans' lyrical music speaks of the vast open spaces and broken industrial dreams in which it was created. Founded in 1997, they hold deep roots in the indie scene, and have three albums and over 90,000 sales behind them. On their new release, literary lyrics could stand alongside a Raymond Carver or Russell Banks short story, while the music channels the spirit of punk, alt-country, and barroom rock and folk. RIYL: Wilco, Bright Eyes, Death Cab For Cutie, Elliott Smith, Built To Spill.1. Civil Twilight
2. Hymn of the Medical Oddity
3. Relative Surplus Value
4. Tournament of Hearts
5. Virtute the Cat Explains Her Departure
6. Elegy From Gump Worsley
7. Sun in an Empty Room
8. Night Windows
10. Reunion Tour
11. Utilities$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FlashFeaturing Peter Banks and Tony Kaye of YES
Mastered from the Original Capitol Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA with Ron McMaster
When former members of YES Peter Banks (guitars) and Tony Kaye (keyboards) teamed up and re-emerged on the recording scene with a new prog-rock quintet called Flash, their 1972 self-titled debut LP was immediately greeted with great sales and solid reviews, thanks in part to their memorable hit single Small Beginnings.
In addition to the legendary Peter Banks and Tony Kaye, Flash consisted of more prog-rock royalty like Colin Carter (vocals), Ray Bennett (bass and vocals) and Mike Hough (drums). In record time, the band developed into a highly important concert and recording act, as their new album Flash brought them much acclaim.
Every track on this stellar first project is a standout. Aside from the aforementioned smash Small Beginnings, rock radio standards of the time like Dreams of Heaven and Children of the Universe continue to enthrall fans of these progressive rock champions. Even the mood pieces like Ray Bennetts masterful Morning Haze and the stellar The Time It Takes show some of the more English folk and bluesier side of this brilliant masterpiece.
The Flash album, also known for having one of the most interesting album covers ever released, sold quite well throughout its substantial radio and retail run back in 1972-73. Banks guitar work is second to none throughout this stunning release, as keyboard virtuoso Tony Kaye lends his trademark keyboard passages to complement each song found on the entire album.
For the first time ever on audiophile vinyl, Friday Music presents the prog-rock masterpiece debut by Flash. Mastered impeccably from the original Capitol/Sovereign Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA with Ron McMaster, the Flash album is a much welcomed release for all the fans of prog and classic rock.
In addition to the great music within, this limited edition high grade vinyl release also comes in a super rare gatefold cover, for the first time in over three decades! To enhance your listening pleasure, Friday Music has also packaged the album in a poly lined protective sleeve and a poly bag for the album cover too.1. Small Beginnings (from the film Record Review)
2. Morning Haze
3. Children Of The Universe
4. Dreams Of Heaven
5. The Time It Takes$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Invisible VoicesFirst Ever Reissue
When he wasn't dispensing prescriptions in his day job as a pharmacist, the late German synth wizard RÜdiger Lorenz followed a truer passion, casting his own unique presence on the world of New Age music, and self-releasing a significant body of work on his own Syncord label. His vinyl debut, 1983's Invisible Voices, highlights when Lorenz's busy, sprawling compositions and untraditional tone banks came into their own. More restless and spirited than many of his musical colleagues, Invisible Voices presents a vision of aural wanderlust, built for the journey and one's reflection on it afterwards.1. The Sun of Shangrila
2. New Atlantis
3. Between the Times
4. Out of the Past
5. Invisible Voices
6. Summer with Sonja
7. Flight Over Greenland
8. After I Met You
9. Lost Day$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
4 Page Booklet
Includes Alternate Versions Of Everydays, Dear Father & Something's Coming
Yes (1969) is considered among the first progressive Rock albums. The original line-up of vocalist Jon Anderson, bassist Chris Squire, guitarist Peter Banks, keyboardist Tony Kaye, and drummer Bill Bruford remained intact for the album's recording.
In an era when psychedelic meanderings were the order of the day, Yes delivered a surprisingly focused and exciting record that covered lots of bases in presenting their sound. The album opens boldly, with the fervor of a metal band of the era playing full tilt on Beyond and Before, but it is with the second number, a cover of the Byrds' I See You, that they show some of their real range. The song is highlighted by an extraordinary jazz workout from lead guitarist Peter Banks and drummer Bill Bruford that runs circles around the original by Roger McGuinn and company.
We've included a bonus LP to the original package, with early versions of other songs, previously not included on the album. With remastered audio and augmented by a 4-page booklet, this is an essential Prog collector's item!LP1
1. Beyond And Before
2. I See You
3. Yesterday And Today
4. Looking Around
5. Harold Land
6. Every Little Thing
1. Everydays (Single Version)
2. Dear Father (Early Version #2)
3. Something's Coming
4. Everydays (Early Version)
5. Dear Father (Early Version #1)
6. Something's Coming (Early Version)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Walk Away ReneeLong Awaited Reissue of the 1967 Debut by the Baroque Rock Legends Sourced from the Original Stereo Master Tapes
The work of the Left Banke has long been an elusive holy grail for vintage pop fanatics. The legendary baroque rock combos work ranks with the greatest American music of the 1960s, and remains beloved by discerning pop connoisseurs around the world. Out of print for decades and despite its longstanding unavailability, the Left Bankes music has attained an ever-increasing level of prestige over the years, and continues to exercise a powerful mystique amongst the groups legion of admirers.
The Left Bankes 1967 debut album Walk Away RenÉe/Pretty Ballerina is widely regarded as one of the greatest debut albums of the 60s, thanks to frontman Steve Martins evocative lead vocals, the haunting harmonies of band members Tom Finn and George Cameron, the ambitious songwriting of keyboardist Michael Brown, and exquisite, classically-influenced arrangements that were unlike anything else in popular music at the time. Walk Away RenÉe, released the previous year as the bands first single, remains one of the eras most recognizable (and most-covered) standards. In addition to Walk Away RenÉe and its followup hit Pretty Ballerina, the album also features such memorable numbers as She May Call You Up Tonight, Barterers and Their Wives and Shadows Breaking Over My Head.
The long-awaited reissue of this classic debut on 180 gram vinyl LP has been sourced from the original stereo master tapes and includes the albums original track listing.1. Pretty Ballerina
2. She May Call You Up Tonight
3. Barterers And Their Wives
4. I've Got Something On My Mind
5. Let Go Of You Girl
6. Evening Gown
7. Walk Away Renee
8. What Do You Know
9. Shadows Breaking Over My Head
10. I Haven't Got the Nerve
11. Lazy Day$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Half The CityIf you like Otis Redding, you will love St. Paul and the Broken Bones. A year and a half ago, Paul Janeway was working at a bank and finishing up his accounting degree. Now he's touring the country with his band, playing sweet soul music. This 5 piece band, including a horn section have a big sound for just 5 men.
- Gabby Parsons (105.5 Triple M)1. I'm Torn Up
2. Don't Mean A Thing
3. Call Me
4. Like A Mighty River
5. That Glow
6. Broken Bones & Pocket Change
7. Sugar Dyed
8. Half The City
9. Grass Is Greener
10. Let It Be So
11. Dixie Rothko
12. It's Midnight$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Thicker Than Water SoundtrackJack Johnson has stitched together an organically focused, acoustic-centered collection that would seem as welcome on a shady creek bank as a sunny, wave-lapped beach. Johnson offers up an acoustic take of his sophomore album's Holes to Heaven and the sprightly instrumentals Moonshine and Cove, while longtime associate G. Love duets on the spare, rootsy Rainbow. Love and band Special Sauce also contribute the even grittier instrumental Hobo Blues and laconic Honor and Harmony.1. Jack Johnson - Moonshine
2. G. Love & Jack Johnson - Rainbow
3. Finley Quaye - Even After All
4. G. Love & Special Sauce - Hobo Blues
5. The Voyces - Relate To Me
6. Jack Johnson - The Cove
7. Jack Johnson - Holes To Heaven
8. Natural Calamity - Dark Water & Stars
9. Kalyanji, Anandji - My Guru
10. G. Love & Special Sauce - Honor & Harmony
11. The Meters - Liver Splash
12. Smoke City - Underwater Love
13. Todd Hannigan - Thicker Than Water
14. Harpers Bizarre - Witchi Tai To$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Is Forever No WayHope I Die Virgin have, with their chaste and low key mix of rainy British indie and Dischord sound, been a cult band reserved for a few seeking souls. Two self released EP's, the most recent produced by Emil Nikolaisen of Serena Maneesh, received nods of approval from besserwissers. Still the band with the strange name have been walking by themselves in the murky mud on the banks of Oslo's underground, barely visible for the past two years.
Hope I Die Virgin let the world be and created an alternate reality in Harrys Gym studio through innumerable sessions in 2009 and 2010. Is Forever No Way was from the beginning a megalomaniac project, a fantasy of a record so extensive, so deep and discomposing that the world had never heard anything like it. The more time the band spent in the studio, the more self-exhausting their ambitions became. Every bass note, every last beating of the cymbals have been subjected to infinite interpretation and association processes. Every chord shift has been analysed with astrological and scientifical intent.1. Intro
2. Panther Streams
3. Acid Lake
4. Anders Giæver (Interstellar Duke)
6. Wolf Head Dress
7. (Soon) Into Heavens
8. No Dwelling
9. At Crude Garbage Falls$27.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
AnticsThe title of Interpol's second album, ANTICS, may conjure up images of carefree adventure, but anyone familiar with the New York City band's brooding post-punk sound knows that there's nothing lighthearted about their music. Although it's not a radical departure, ANTICS does reveal a broadening of the group's sonic palette. The opening track, Next Exit, is a slowly building, piano-laden anthem, marked by singer Paul Banks's remarkably widened vocal range and strangely hopeful lyrics. Clearly the group is eager to move beyond the endless Joy Division comparisons they previously garnered, and this bid works to wonderful effect. Of course, many of the elements that made their debut, TURN ON THE BRIGHT LIGHTS, so entrancing--soaring guitar riffs, tight bass lines, frenetic drumming--are still present, particularly on Narc and Slow Hands, but even these tracks aren't merely content to repeat past glories. A solid album that improves upon its predecessor, ANTICS sees Interpol shaking off the mixed blessing of being the Next Big Thing, and hitting a new creative stride.1. Next Exit
4. Take You On A Cruise
5. Slow Hands
6. Not Even Jail
7. Public Pervert
9. Length Of Love
10. A Time To Be So Small$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
These Changing Skies (Awaiting Repress)The five members of Elephant Revival share a deep commitment to certain ideals: community, recognizing one's place in the flow of the natural world, harmony. Holding on to those ideals in the midst of heady career growth and strong individual
creative forces could be difficult, but they weather these storms with aplomb, and in doing so, have produced their best album to date. It is a document about striving for transcendence under These Changing Skies which was recorded at legendary
Bear Creek Studio in Woodinville, WA and was produced and mixed by Ryan Hadlock (The Lumineers, Brandi Carlile, The Walkmen).
Elephant Revival formed on the banks of Spring Creek in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and then relocated to Nederland, Colorado in fall of 2006. They loved one another's sense of shared values and the way that their disparate musical influences began to form a more cohesive tapestry the more they played together.
"It really is a natural confluence of our elemental influences," says bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dango Rose. Those elemental influences extend beyond the musical to a world view that is expressed not only through the music, but in their lyrics.1. Birds and Stars
2. Remembering a Beginning
3. The Obvious
4. The Rakers
7. Down to the Sea
8. The Pasture
9. Willing and Able
10. Over Over And
11. Grace of a Woman
12. Rogue River$17.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
and mesmeric curiously unsettling.
like a sedated Lucinda Williams
swathed in watery echo.
-ALL MUSIC GUIDE
Jones lets a little light in, if only
to show how dark the world can be.
Based in Nashville, but raised in a coal miner's company house on the banks of
Buffalo Creek, WV, Stone Jack Jones is the descendant of four generations of
coal miners. After being rejected from military service in Vietnam due to
epilepsy, and discouraged from pursuing the coal mining business, Jack decided
to start wandering. By the time he landed in Nashville, where he met Roger
Moutenot, Patty Griffin, and Kurt Wagner, Jack had worked as a carny, an escape
artist, a ballet dancer, a professional lute player, and even owned a strip club.
Ancestor was produced in collaboration with Roger Moutenot (known for his
work with Yo La Tengo, Sleater Kinney, and many others), and features contributions by Patty Griffin, and Lambchop members Ryan Norris, Scott Martin, and
Kurt Wagner. Intensely meditative, the album patiently explores the hardness of
the coal mines, the mystery of suicide, the comfort of a dog's acceptance, the
idea that forgetting all you know can be the first step towards hearing and
reconnecting with your muse, and one man's gratitude for the love he's been
given and the life he's had the chance to live.1. O Child
3. Black Coal
4. State I'm In
6. Red Red Rose
7. Way Gone Wrong
9. Good Enough
11. Petey's Song$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
GunneraPfarmers is the new project from Danny Seim (Menomena, Lackthereof), Bryan Devendorf
(The National), and Dave Nelson (David Byrne & St. Vincent, Sufjan Stevens).
Danny and Bryan have been friends since The National and Menomena toured together
in the early 2000s. Their paths crossed several times since then, most recently backstage
at a festival, where Bryan showed Danny some severly damaged, synth-affected
drumbeats he had recorded with his friend Dave, sho was currently playing horns in David
Byrne's band. Shortly after, Pfarmers was born.
According to Seim, "The record is about a dream I had where I'm reluctantly accepting a
fear of drowning by focusing on being reincarnated as a giant Gunnera plant, which thrive
on the banks of rivers (specifically the Jordan River i.e. the Biblical promised land) after I
paint myself gold and sink to the bottom like the El Dorado of South American folklore."
Despite the notoriety of it's members, Pfarmers sounds unlike anything they've produced
before. The first track "Benthos" is a sprawling ambient piece comprised of looping,
layered horns. The album then launches into a set of pop songs, reminiscent of Lackthereof
(Danny's solo project), as played by Kraftwerk. Devendorf's trademark drum style is
present, but here they're filtered so heavily as to sound mechanical. Seim contributes
layered vocals, and thick bass brooves, while Nelson provides complex spatial arrangements.
It's a diverse record, switching swiftly between catchy pop songs and long instrumental
breaks. It's a rich and rewarding album, for those willing to dive in.1. Benthos
2. You Shall Know The Spirit
3. Work For Me
4. El Dorado
5. The Ol' River Gang
6. How To Build A Tube
7. Promised Land$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now