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La Di Da DiBattles are the Networked Band, or perhaps the-band-as network. An island chain linked by a unique combination of artistry, experimentation, technology and singular focus. Aband that holds computerized loops in their brains, leaves sweat on their machines and whose sonic heartbeat is almost brutally human.
Dave Konopka, Ian Williams and John Stanier have turned the tables on themselves this time, confronted their own ideas of what Battles is - and here on their third album, have willed an answer to that question into existence. As the name might imply, La Di Da Di is a mushrooming monolith of repetition.
Here is an organic techno thrum of nearly infinite loops that refuse to remain consistent. The rhythmic genus of Battles is here as ever; full frontal, heightened and unforgiving - the gauntlet through which melody and harmony must pass, assailed at every turn. Battles continue to be one of the best live bands on the road.1. The Yabba
2. Dot Net
3. FF Bada
4. Summer Simmer
5. Cacio e Pepe
7. Dot Com
8. Tyne Wear
11. Flora > Fauna
12. Luu Le$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Battle Of Los AngelesRanked 426/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
After the success of Rage Against The Machine's eponymous debut LP and follow-up 'Evil Empire´ this third album is another hard-hitting collection of songs full of political and social consciousness. With their catchy, yet raw heavy riffs and grooves they succeeded to release another album with actual hitsingles ('Guerilla Radio' and 'Testify' ). However, it proved their last album full of original material; the follow-ups contained either covers (Renegades) or live-performances. With Battle of Los Angeles, the ´triple treat´ was completed.
Rolling Stone Magazine ranked the album at no. 423 in their 500 Greatest Albums Ever list. After several musical excursions by all members, the original Rage Against The Machine line-up performed live on various occasions in 2007, but a new studio album has yet to see the light.
Like the first 2 Rage Against The Machine albums, this LP is re-issued on 180 grams vinyl.1. Testify
2. Guerrilla Radio
3. Calm Like A Bomb
4. Mic Check (Once Hunting, Now Hunted)
5. Sleep Now In The Fire
6. Born Of A Broken Man
7. Born As Ghosts
9. Voice Of The Voiceless
10. New Millennium Homes
11. Ashes In The Fall
12. War Within A Breath$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dross Glop 3Battles proudly present the third in a series of highly anticipated remixes from their 2011 album Gloss Drop. Each release in the series comes exclusively on 12 vinyl and contains stunning, exclusive re-works of the original album art. The remixes are titled Dross Glop 1, 2, 3 etc. through the 4th and final 12, which will be released exclusively for Record Store Day 2012. This 3rd release features deeper interpretations of the album from Silent Servant of Sandwell District, Kangding Ray and electronic pioneers Qluster.1. Inchworm - Silent Servant Remix
2. Toddler - Kangding Ray Remix
3. Dominican - Qluster Remix$12.9912 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsAfter lauded indie albums, The Flaming Lips debuted on Warner Bros. with 1991's Hit To Death In The Future Head. Transmissions From The Satellite Heart and Clouds Taste Metallic followed. 1999's The Soft Bulletin topped numerous year-end best-of listsand helped rank the band among the most influential inthe world. 2002's Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots ranked #4 in Spin and #11 in NME on their end-of-yearlists, and won a Grammy®. Most recently, the band's full length feature film and score album Christmas On Mars received critical acclaim at screenings across the country in 2008.1. Fight Test
2. One More Robot/Sympathy 3000-21
3. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 1
4. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Part 2
5. In The Morning Of The Magicians
6. Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell
7. Are You A Hypnotist??
8. It's Summertime
9. Do You Realize??
10. All We Have Is Now
11. Approaching Pavonis Mons By Balloon (Utopia Planitia)$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
From out of the wreckage of the American Civil War, the great state of Nevada came into being on October 31st, 1864. Its creation immediately helped to secure the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment and, ultimately, the future of the union. Today, that proud but painful history is enshrined in the two words emblazoned on the upper left-hand corner of the state flag: Battle Born.
That phrase has always resonated with Brandon Flowers. It's what The Killers named their studio in Las Vegas, and when the band reconvened last May to start work on the follow-up to 2008's Day & Age, it became first a song title, then a thematic touchstone, and eventually the name of the album itself. But not all battles are blood and thunder: after a yearlong hiatus that saw three of the four Killers launch solo careers, they quickly discovered that timing and circumstance can be daunting adversaries in their own right.
Safe to say, Battle Born's title was well-earned. "It's the hardest thing I've ever done, no question," says Brandon. "It's the longest we've ever taken to make a record, and the longest I've ever spent on the lyrics. We thought we had enough songs, but then we realized that we didn't, and so we had to pound away and grind it out until we were certain that we were ready."
A small-town drama of epic-scale proportions, "Runaways" is everything you could wish for from a Killers comeback single; an unmistakably American expression of romance and optimism that heralds their return with cyclonic, Who-esque guitars and a chorus big enough to be bellowed from one end of the Mojave to the other.
One of the album's oldest songs, the bare bones were written in 2009 on the Day & Age tour, but, says Brandon, "We never knew what to do with it. Day & Age was us trying to be more of a pop group, but Runaways was rootsy and American, and it threw me for a curve. I knew it was a powerful song. But when it came time to make the album, there was an understanding the four of us had that we were gonna do what we're good at. The Killers write a specific kind of song, and we're not gonna shy away from it. So 'Runaways' became a kind of launching pad."
More songs followed: the title track, a musical 'brother' to its lead single; "Here With Me," the album's heartstring-tugging emotional gravity-centre; the stadia-quaking electro-rock of "Flesh & Bone." By the time the band had satisfactorily refined that body of songs, however, none of the producers on their shortlist could commit to making a whole album, necessitating a process whereby they recorded in fits and starts with a stellar roll-call of names that included Daniel Lanois, Steve Lillywhite, Damian Taylor, Stuart Price and Brendan O'Brien.
And therein lies Battle Born's real triumph. Recorded almost entirely at the studio that shares its name, it incorporates elements from each of the records that came before it; Hot Fuss' storytelling eye for detail; the yearning, mythic Americana of Sam's Town; the gratuitous hooks and pop nous of Day & Age; without sounding overtly like any one in particular. It's the sound of a band recognizing, and celebrating, their own identity. To borrow Brandon's maxim, Battle Born is The Killers "Doing what we do best."1. Flesh And Bone
3. The Way It Was
4. Here With Me
5. A Matter Of Time
6. Deadlines And Commitments
7. Miss Atomic Bomb
8. The Rising Tide
9. Heart Of A Girl
10. From Here On Out
11. Be Still
12. Battle Born$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Battle ScarsThe title Battle Scars stands for Walter battling his illness and coming out victorious thanks to his liver transplant. Each song has a specific story from Walter's experience with life and almost death. Walter returned live on stage at the Royal Albert Hall only 13 months after his successful life-saving liver transplant. •Walter has mesmerized guitar fans around the globe with his masterful phrases and unique style01. Almost Gone
02. Omaha Prelude
04. Tomorrow Seems So Far Away
05. Please Take Me Home
06. Playin' Hideaway
07. Haunted By The Night
08. Fly Away
09. Move On
10. My Ship Came In
11. Cold, Cold Ground
12. Gonna Live Again$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this 1961 album including two bonus tracks. Despite the much spoken rivalry between them, Duke Ellington and Count Basie were close friends and great admirers of each other's work. Although they had known each other since their youth, and on many occasions were featured on the same bill, the Duke and the Count never crossed paths in a recording studio before the 1961 session included here. While their bands performed separately on the same stage many times following the 1961 session, they would never record together again. Wax Time.1. Battle Royal
2. To You
3. Take The A Train
4. Corner Pocket (Aka Until I Met You)
5. Blues In Hoss' Flat (Blues In Frankie's Flat)*
6. Wild Man (Aka Wild Man Moore)
7. Segue In C
8. B D B
9. Jumpin' At The Woodside
10. One More Once*
*Bonus Tracks$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Battle Rages OnImport
Original Deep Purple riff-smith Ritchie Blackmore and vocal scorcher Ian Gillan are finally reunited on this, their 1992 full-length The Battle Rages On Also present are organ-grinder Jon Lord and fellow musicians Roger Glover and Ian Paice, the same line up for the Slaves and Masters [MOVLP505] recording. The Battle Rages On presents the listener with another Deep Purple classic album, at long last available on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl!Side 1
1 The Battle Rages On
2 Lick It Up
4 Talk About Love
5 Time To Kill
1 Ramshackle Man
2 A Twist In The Tale
3 Nasty Piece Of Work
5 One Man's Meat$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Battle Rages On
The Deep Purple/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
The Legendary Mark Ii Final Reunion With Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord & Ian Paice
Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Rca Records Tapes And Manufactured By R.T.I.
1993 was truly a successful year for hard rock legends Deep Purple. After recording a series
of well-received catalog of historic rock masterpieces, they returned to the studio for the very
last time with the Mark II band line-up and recorded the epoch hard rock champion The Battle
Featuring the much revered line-up of the original guitar hero Ritchie Blackmore, keyboard
late great Jon Lord, power drummer Ian Paice, the superlative Roger Glover on bass and superstar vocalist Ian Gillan, The Battle Rages On was a worldwide hit release. Deep Purple and their
masterwork The Battle Rages On truly showed their fans that the most successful line-up ever
of this legendary band were not about to begin a new decade without presenting a monumental
album and tour for the world to enjoy.
As with our continuing expansion into the Deep Purple catalog, Friday Music is very proud to
announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the The Battle Rages On. This mega
hard rock classic comes with all of the great tunes you remember like Anya, Time to Kill, Nasty
Piece of Work, Ramshackle Man, and the top 20 title track The Battle Rages On.
Like our other classic Deep Purple releases, this masterwork has been mastered by Joe
Reagoso (Deep Purple/Yes/Alice Cooper) from the RCA Records tapes and manufactured by R.T.I.
As another fine feature of this limited edition release, we have also included a first time
gatefold LP cover featuring the dramatic dragon artwork graphic by James Grashow, as well as
lyrics to all the songs in the inside gatefold art.
Deep Purple The Battle Rages On Another hard rock classic from the Deep Purple 180
Gram Audiophile Series only at Friday Music ROCK ON!1. The Battle Rages On
2. Lick It Up
4. Talk About Love
5. Time to Kill
6. Ramshackle Man
7. A Twist in the Tale
8. Nasty Piece of Work
10. One Man's Meat$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Battle Of The NudesGord Downie's sophomore 2003 solo album, 'Battle Of The Nudes', ranges from some sublime spoken word pieces to straightforward rock songs. (PopMatters). Featuring a backing band credited as Country of Miracles including Julie Doiron, Josh Finlayson and members of experimental blues-rock band The Dinner Is Ruined, the album leaned closer to more traditional rock than its predecessor, but no less filled with Downie's singular poetry.
At the time of release, Downie wrote of the record: "I'm interested in doing anything that teaches me something," he concludes. "As a result, I've found that I'm writing more than ever. In fact, the day after I mastered this record, I was already back to writing with The Hip. Ultimately, what I want to do is more. I want to get better."1. Into The Night
3. Christmastime in Toronto
4. Willow Logic
5. Pascal's Submarine
6. 11th Fret
7. Who By Rote
9. Ace Bailey
10. More Me Less You
11. We're Hardcore
12. Pillform #2
13. Pillform #1$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Forward Into Battle2nd album from British crossover punk legends ENGLISH DOGS from 1985 By this point the band had decided to augment their live and recorded sound by adding ex-Destructors guitarist Graham 'Gizz' Butt who added Metal riffing, guitar leads and contributed to the English Dogs songwriting. This change saw them leave Clay records to sign with Rot Records and release the decidedly metal tinged To The Ends Of The Earth EP in September 1984 in advance of Forward into Battle.1. Forward Into Battle
2. The Final Conquest
3. Ultimate Sacrifice
4. Ordeal By Fire
5. False Prophet
6. Wall Of Steal
8. He That Is Bound Shall Be Freed
9. Five Days To Death
10. Brainstorm$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In Battle There Is No Law!STUNNING 180 GRAM WHITE VINYL REISSUE OF BOLT THROWERS DEBUT ALBUM
In Battle There Is No Law is the debut album of Bolt Thrower. It is recorded at Loco studios by Andrew Fryer, and mixed at Clockwork by Alan Scott. It was released on Vinyl Solution as Sol 11 in 1988 and re-released on Vinyl Solution as Sol 11 in 1992, with a different album sleeve. The album was again re-released in 2005 with the old album sleeve restored.SIDE A
1. In Battle There Is No Law
2. Challenge For Power
3. Forgotten Existence
4. Denial Of Destiny
5. Blind To Defeat
6. Concession Of Pain
7. Attack In The Aftermath
8. Psychological Warfare
9. Nuclear Annihilation$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Old Folks Ain't All The SameWhile it's true that Old Folks Ain't All the Same , they can all fall victim to the same discrimination and stereotyping. Joe Glazer sings songs of the struggles of seniors that include the problems of pension, the battles of bridge, and the wiles of the wise. Not strictly for senior citizens, this album is sure to delight listeners of any age.1. Old Folks Ain't All The Same
2. My Get Up and Go
3. What The Old Folks Know
4. Forty To Sixty-Five
5. Ida Mae, Ida Mae
6. Old Age Pension Check
7. Never Get Sick In America
8. Too Old To Work
9. Old Time Lovers
10. My Hair Has Turned Gray
11. Hello In There
12. The Activity Room
13. People Like You
14. Senior Citizen's Battle Hymn$9.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Battlefield 1 - Original SoundtrackDeluxe Heavyweight Vinyl
12" Collectible Poster Of Original Cover Art
Clear PVC Battlefield Picture Sleeve
Mixed And Mastered For Vinyl
Experience the dawn of all-out war in Battlefield™ 1. Discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign, or join in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Fight as infantry or take control of amazing vehicles on land, air and sea, and adapt your gameplay to the most dynamic battles in Battlefield history. DICE partnered with Swedish composers Johan Söderqvist and Patrik AndrÉn to create a soundtrack that will resonate with those familiar with the iconic Battlefield soundtracks from the franchise, while also bringing a fresh musical experience that adds to the experience of war on an epic scale in Battlefield 1.1. Battlefield One
2. The War to End All Wars
3. Mud and Blood
4. Prologue "We Push "
5. Nothing is Written
6. Avanti Savoia
7. Steel on Steel
8. The Swindle
9. Battlefield Classic Theme / Mayhem View
10. The Flight of the Pigeon
11. Metal Frenzy / Battle Victorious
12. Sinai Desert
14. Friends in High Places / Knights of the Sky
16. Epilogue "We Will Fight..."
17. Dawn of a New Time$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-REL-6201xHigh On Fire
Blessed Black WingsMassive power trio High on Fire are a supersonic exercise in conquest by volume. Equal parts molten metal and earthquake panic, the band's Motorhead-meets-Slayer roar is outrageously loud and absolutely punishing. Guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike (ex-Sleep) unleashes a devastating combination of bombastic guitar and howling war cries, weaving fantastical tales of supernatural beasts, forgotten battles and rivers of blood over an unstoppable bass and drum assault.1. Devilution
2. The Face Of Oblivion
3. Brother In The Wind
4. Cometh Down Hessian
5. Blessed Black Wings
6. Annointing Of Seer
7. To Cross The Bridge
8. Silver Back
9. Sons Of Thunder$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Unholy SaviorHailing from the southern edge of Finland, BATTLE BEAST were founded in 2008 and soon established themselves with their trademark of pure crunching riffs, high screams, blistering solos and strong choruses. Taking the best elements of traditional heavy metal, the sextet is never afraid to add its own flavour to the recipe. After winning the 2010 Wacken Open Air "Metal Battle", and shortly after Finland's "Radio Rock Starba" competition, BATTLE BEAST soon caught the attention of Nuclear Blast. The worldwide release of the highly acclaimed debut album "Steel" in January of 2012 and a successful support tour with fellow Finns and label mates NIGHTWISH followed. September 2012 saw the original singer, Nitte Valo, leaving the band, to be replaced by a beautiful new front beast Noora Louhimo as they embarked on a tour with SONATA ARCTICA. With the refreshed line-up and an ever-growing hunger, BATTLE BEAST continued their march of success with their eponymous sophomore release in May 2013.
Following the success of "Battle Beast", charting at an amazing #5 in their native Finland and cracking the German Top 100, the band embarked on an extended European tour alongside German metal band POWERWOLF in late 2013 and then hit the road in Sweden and Norway opening for German metal institution U.D.O. Having spent the year playing headlining shows in their native Finland, as well as invading some of the biggest festivals in 2014 (among them the renowned Loud Park in Japan, German Metalfest and Sabaton Open Air in Falun, Sweden), plus supporting their German labelmates ACCEPT during their Finland tour in September, BATTLE BEAST now return to what they do best: to take it to the next level! "I thirst to go further as a human being and the music on this album represents a part of the ongoing spiritual journey - that's what I tend to I call it - which is my road onward. Music-wise the songs have been expanded to a wider area as an effort to call out emotions close to those I myself had during the times of birth of these songs," commented guitarist & vocalist Anton Kabanen about the upcoming new BATTLE BEAST album. "Unholy Savior" has been influenced by everything the band has been facing during the past months and clearly displays their increased hunger to succeed as a band.
Trying to explain the topics of the third BATTLE BEAST record, one will have to go deeper as the songs lyrics were born through an emotionally violent and bloody struggle, that main composer Anton Kabanen was going through at the time: Questioning his whole existence step by step, wondering if his dream had betrayed him. "Unholy Savior" reeks of death, agony, pain, hate, confusion, fear and insecurity, but it speaks of deep gratitude, longing, consolation and love. "The album had to be done this way - through emotional hell. Having transferred these things and emotions into songs I feel that I'm ready to move on. But like always, I wrote songs about the series Berserk, as well, and the reason behind writing songs about that particular series is that I can strongly relate to that, especially to certain characters and to their way of thinking and feeling," Anton adds. While with their previous album the young Finns did all the recording, producing and mixing themselves, "Unholy Savior" was produced by Anton Kabanen and co-produced by keyboardist Janne Björkroth and mixed by Matias Kupiainen at 5by5 Studios. Mastering was once again done by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios and the actual recordings took place at Sound Quest Studio and JKB Studios. "Unholy Savior" will be released on January 09, 2015. On the very same day BATTLE BEAST will return to the European roads, along with the band that has been supporting them since day one. Swedish metal heroes SABATON did not only invite the band to play at their very own Sabaton Open Air, but also featured a cover version of BATTLE BEAST's 'Out Of Control' as a bonus track on their current charting success "Heroes". Prepare yourselves for the return of the beast!1. Lionheart
2. Unholy Savior
3. I Want The World And Everything In It
5. Sea Of Dreams
6. Speed And Danger
7. Touch In The Night
8. The Black Swordsman
9. Hero's Quest
10. Far Far Away
11. Angel Cry$26.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Brand New DayCanadian hip-hop mainstays return with a new release, on the heels of their acclaimed 2013 album Beautiful Death Machine1. Intro
3. Blood Sport
4. Cock Blocker
5. Brand New Day
6. Angel of Death
7. Jacques Cousteau (feat. DJ Makeway)
8. Supernova (feat. DJ Revolution)
9. Odd Goblins
10. Park Bench
12. Creatures of Evil
13. Jackson Pollock (feat. DJ Makeway)
14. Cold Sweat
15. Still Kill$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Darkest HourPressed On Transparent Green Colored Vinyl
New album from Madchild, the Canadian rapper best known for his work in Swollen Members, produced byEvidence. The Darkest Hour follows up 2015's Silver Tongue Devil.1. Write It Down
2. Imaginary Tears
3. Body Bag (feat. Domo Genesis & Oh No)
4. Broken Record
5. Green Light (feat. Evidence)
6. Double Tap (feat. A$ton Matthews & Fashawn)
8. Corleone (feat. Evidence)
9. Cold Crush
10. Club 33 (feat. The Alchemist & Evidence)
11. Land (feat. illmaculate)
12. Black and White
14. I Know$18.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Skin & EarthThroughout a year long process, she began secretly working on an unprecedented idea writing and drawing her own comic book based around this alter ego of sorts. And on top of that, just to make things more difficult - an album to coincide with the whole thing.
Thus came Skin&Earth, the Canadian singer's fourth record and her most open and vulnerable to date. In the past, Lights wouldn't write about being angry or Lights wouldn't write a song about fighting or Lights wouldn't write about sex, she says. So En is me in another dimension, and I was able to write about all the things that I never wrote about before.
The album form of Skin&Earth also brings help from some of music's brightest including Corin Roddick of Purity Ring, Big Data and Josh Dun of Twenty One Pilots. Everything that happened on this record was really fun and natural and felt like we were all working towards the same goal, she says. It was this organic mutual fan-ship kind of thing that brought it all together. She continues, This is the most fun I've had doing a record. I've never felt that I understood a record more and I've never felt like I understood a reason for a record more.
Ultimately for Lights, the most important takeaway from the story of Skin&Earth is of a young woman entranced by a spirit that she and she alone must overcome. This is based on internal, emotional stress and turmoil - stuff that I've dealt with and stuff that a lot of people have dealt with. I've always believed that all those battles can be fought and you come out of this stronger. And that was the foundation of the story, she says. At the end of the day, if nothing else, I want people, especially young women, to see in this character a little bit of themselves - see that an ordinary person can do amazing things and fight battles nobody else can see, and there's no shame in that. In fact, there's a lot of beauty in it.1. Intro
3. Until the Light
4. Savage (feat. Josh Dun)
5. New Fears
7. We Were Here
12. Magnetic Field
13. Fight Club
14. Almost Had Me$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
2013-3012In April of 2011, The Skull Defekts toured the US to celebrate the release of the Peer Amid album on Thrill Jockey Records, a record where the Swedish core of the band was completed by the presence of Daniel Higgs on vocals. The band decided to invite Higgs' old Lungfish companion Asa Osborne and his Zomes project to open for them on tour.
When the crew found themselves with a canceled show midway through the tour, they luckily were at Machines With Magnets where they had played a show the night before, a great studio in Pawtucket, RI (previously used by bands like Battles and The Psychic Paramount). The studio had just ended a recording session and the band entered for an explosive and extremely creative one day session. Two new songs were written and recorded, and another one that had been played on the tour was put to tape.
The A-side consists of the three songs recorded during the session. The B-side is meant to be played from the inner-most groove out and plays the same tracks backward.1. Children of the Skull Defekts
2. Beyond Within
5. Nihtiw Dnoyeb
6. Stkefed Lluks eht fo Nerdlihc$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Songs Of PatienceThe title of Alberta Cross' new studio album, Songs of Patience is, in many ways, literal. It's been three long years since the band last released a full-length album. The highs and lows of their journey raised a grander set of ideas, infusing the 10-song set's title with additional universal meaning.
After touring extensively on their debut, Broken Side of Time, with bands like Them Crooked Vultures, Oasis, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and stopping at festivals like Bonnaroo and Sasquatch, Alberta Cross headed to an old, abandoned house in the middle of nowhere near Woodstock, NY. There, they braved the freezing winter and embraced a sense of the building's haunted past to envision ideas for a new records.
In the end, the record is the sum of three years' worth of parts, a struggle that concluded in victory. Three difference producers: Joe Chiccarelli (The White Stripes, My Morning Jacket), Mike Daly (Whiskeytown, Young the Giant) and Claudius Mittendorfer (Muse, Interpol). It opens new possibilities for the band's visceral live show, a notable facet of the group defined by their raucous, gritty onstage performances that swell the tracks into bigger, more expansive versions of themselves. Song of Patience has also, in many ways, become a decided source of inspiration for the band members, one they hope magnifies the personal battles and upsides of their fans.1. Magnolia
2. Create Of Gold
3. Lay Down
4. Come on Maker
5. Ophelia On My Mind
7. I Believe In Everything
8. Life Without Warning
9. Money For The Weekend
10. Bonfires$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ParamoreParamore says of their latest self-titled album: It has been self-titled through nearly the entire process. In fact, what usually takes us weeks on end to sum up and put a label on only took us a five minute conversation this time around. The whole making of this album was a rediscovering of ourselves as a band and as friends. It was a process that allowed us the freedom to explore new territory artistically and to liberate ourselves as musicians, singers, as people! Sincerely, we feel that the best way to give it a name is just to call it what it is. This album is us.
The first single off the album is called Now. It feels like the perfect way to start this new journey we are embarking on not only as a band but as a movement. To show people that you can lose battles but come back and win full on wars. You can rise from ashes. You can make something out of even less than nothing. The only thing you have to do is keep moving forward!1. Fast In My Car
3. Grow Up
5. Interlude: Moving On
6. Ain't It Fun
7. Part II
8. Last Hope
9. Still Into You
11. Interlude: Holiday
13. Hate To See Your Heart Break
14. (One Of Those) Crazy Girls
15. Interlude: I'm Not Angry Anymore
16. Be Alone
17. Future$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Lese MajestyHerein bumps and soars Lese Majesty, the new sonic action of Shabazz
Palaces. Honed and primal, chromed and primo. A unique and glorified
offering into our ever-uniforming musical soundscape. Lese Majesty is
a beatific war cry, born of a spell, acknowledging that sophistication and
the instinctual are not at odds; Indeed an undoing of the lie of their
Lese Majesty is not a launching pad for the group's fan base increasing
propaganda. It is a series of astral suites, recorded happenings, shared.
A dare to dive deep into Shabazz Palaces sounds, vibrations unfettered.
A dope-hex thrown from the compartments that have artificially contained
us all and hindered our sublime collusion.
These reveries were sent to Palaceer Lazaro and Fly Guy 'Dai in the
year of gun beat battles in excess; In a succession of days, whilst walking
in dreams and in varied transcendental states .(every minute of every
day is filled with observation and composition. In action). Songs are
committed and gathered by robots at Protect and Exalt Labs, a Black
Space in Seattle,Washington.
The visual features of Lese Majesty are resultant of the gleanings of
fellow Constellationaire, Nep Sidhu.
The Black Constellation squads up, protects and exalts the messages
within, and colludes accordingly. We thank you.1. Dawn in Luxor
2. Forerunner Foray
3. They Come in Gold
4. Solemn Swears
5. Harem Aria
6. Noetic Noiromantics
7. The Ballad of Lt. Maj. Winnings
10. ...down 155th in the MCM Snorkel
11. Divine of Form
13. Colluding Oligarchs
14. Suspicion of a Shape
15. MindGlitch Keytar TM Theme
16. Motion Sickness
17. New Black Wave
18. Sonic MythMap for the Trip Back$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
A World Lit Only By Fire (Awaiting Repress)The first new long player from GODFLESH since 2001's 'Hymns' which saw the band implode and then eventually split up following its release. Since the band reformed in 2010 new material has slowly emerged. 'A World Lit Only By Fire', like the 'Decline & Fall' EP that came out in June, have been works in progress for almost 2 years.
"The music speaks entirely for itself, this is pure Godflesh, as the concept was originallyintended; minimal, brutal, dissonant, driven by machines yet paradoxically dominated by organic and harsh down tuned guitars and bass, clean dub inflected vocals offset against harsh raging minimal shouts, and this is not to forget the worship of the omnipresent groove. Although the band could now be considered mature, and often with this maturity comes peace, this album has been perceived as the most aggressive and consistently fierce release in the band's career, something that the band are very proud of."
Themes of futile battles against the institutions that control our everyday lives, social conditioning, submitting and resigning oneself to the savage within, slavery and the abuse of power permeate and fuel these songs.
GODFLESH is Justin K Broadrick's yin to jesu's yang.1. New Dark Ages
3. Shut Me Down
4. Life Giver Life Taker
7. Curse Us All
10. Towers Of Emptiness
11. Forgive Our Fathers$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now