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  • Champion Versions Champion Versions Quick View

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    Champion Versions

    The Beta Band is an innovative post-Brit-pop band from Edinburgh that mined an eclectic sound including Krautrock, electronica, and '60s psychedelia. Champion Versions is the first release by The Beta Band, originally released in 1997 on 12 vinyl only. The EP was later included in its entirety on the 1998 compilation The Three E.P.'s, along with The Patty Patty Sound and Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos.
    1. Dry The Rain
    2. I Know
    3. B+A
    4. Dogs Got A Bone
    The Beta Band
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  • Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos Quick View

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    Los Amigos Del Beta Bandidos

    The Beta Band is an innovative post-Brit-pop band from Edinburgh that mined an eclectic sound including Krautrock, electronica, and '60s psychedelia. Los Amigos del Beta Bandidos is their third album, originally released in 1998.
    1. Push It Out
    2. It's Over
    3. Dr Baker
    4. Needles In My Eyes
    The Beta Band
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    High Fidelity

    Original soundtrack to the film High Fidelity (15th Anniversary).



    Gen X rock buffs can revel in nostalgia with the High Fidelity soundtrack. The film centers on the romantic escapades of record-store owner and ex-club DJ Rob Gordon (John Cusack) and his full-time obsession with music. Since High Fidelity has as much to do with vinyl addiction as it does with the difficulties of love, great care has been taken with its selection of tracks, a solidly eccentric collection of heartache-heavy pop gems ranging from obscure '60s bands and groundbreaking artists like the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan, to Stevie Wonder and Stereolab. As in the film, there's a method to the compilers' elitist rock-geek madness. Even co-star Jack Black's schlocky blue-eyed cover of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On doesn't seem out of place.



    The inspired screeches of acid-fried '60s singer-songwriter Roky Erickson's You're Gonna Miss Me set the pace for the musing, hangdog tone of the album. Besides the joyous licks of the Kinks' Everybody's Gonna Be Happy and Royal Trux's hybrid of hip-hip, techno, and aggressive rock on Inside Game, the bulk of the set is composed of moody folk-rock tunes like Dylan's exquisite Most of the Time and the Velvets' Oh! Sweet Nuthin. Other noteworthy tracks include Love's Always See Your Face, the Beta Band's Dry the Rain, Elvis Costello's wistful Shipbuilding, the stinging irony of Smog's Cold Blooded Old Times, and Stevie Wonder's soulful optimism on I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever). It's a fine, complementary batch of tunes that not only enhances the film's mood but is integral to its theme, and, as High Fidelity's Rob Gordon would agree, it'll go down as one of the top five soundtracks [originally] released in 2000. - Derrick Mathis (AllMusic)

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    1. You're Gonna Miss Me - The 13th Floor Elevators
    2. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy - The Kinks
    3. I'm Wrong about Everything - John Wesley Harding
    4. Oh! Sweet Nuthin' - The Velvet Underground
    5. Always See Your Face - Love
    6. Most Of The Time - Bob Dylan

    7. Fallen For You - Sheila Nicholls
    8. Dry The Rain - The Beta Band


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    1. Shipbuilding - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
    2. Cold Blooded Old Times - Smog
    3. Let's Get It On - Jack Black
    4. Lo Boob Oscillator - Stereolab
    5. Inside Game - Royal Trux
    6. Who Loves The Sun - The Velvet Underground
    7. I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever) - Stevie Wonder

    Various Artists
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  • The Patty Patty Sound The Patty Patty Sound Quick View

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    The Patty Patty Sound

    The Beta Band is an innovative post-Brit-pop band from Edinburgh that mined an eclectic sound including Krautrock, electronica, and '60s psychedelia. The Patty Patty Sound is their second album, originally released in 1998.
    1. Inner Meet Me
    2. The House Song
    3. The Monolith
    4. She's The One
    The Beta Band
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  • A Brokedown Melody Soundtrack A Brokedown Melody Soundtrack Quick View

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    A Brokedown Melody Soundtrack

    180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl


    Released by Brushfire Records on November 14, 2006, A Brokedown Melody soundtrack, which is scored by Jack
    Johnson, collects 12 previously unavailable tracks by the likes of Culver City Dub Collective, Kings of Convenience, Johnny Osbourne, M. Ward, The Beta Band, Doug Martsch, Matt Costa, Eddie Vedder, and Johnson himself.

    1. The Cave
    2. Breakdown
    3. Know How
    4. We Need Love
    5. Transfiguration #1

    6. Let It Be Sung
    7. Goodbye
    8. Needles In My Eyes

    9. Window
    10. The Road
    11. Vuelvo Al Sur
    12. Home
    Various Artists
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Boys Outside

    Steve Mason was the mastermind behind The Beta Band and one of the Britpop generation's few genuinely brilliant and original songsmiths. Having previously recorded as both King Biscuit Time and Black Affair, both largely electronic based projects, Mason enlisted the help of producer Richard X and consciously made a decision to go back to basics on his new solo album Boys Outside. The album was written entirely on acoustic guitar with many of the finished tracks stripped back to reveal his undoubted songwriting talent. Very much indicative of the fragile, stripped down, haunting sound of the album, All Come Down was released as a download only single in December of last year and was roundly praised for it's beauty and simplicity drawing numerous comparisons to his early work with the Beta Band on the 3 EPs album.
    1. Understand My Heart
    2. Am I Just A Man
    3. The Letter
    4. Yesterday
    5. Lost & Found
    6. I Let Her In
    7. Stress Position
    8. All Come Down
    9. Boys Outside
    10. Hound On My Heel
    Steve Mason
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  • Sueno De La Maquina Sueno De La Maquina Quick View

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    Sueno De La Maquina

    Latin GRAMMY nominees Kinky's new album 'SueƱo de la Maquina' was produced and mixed by legendary Dust Brother, John King, who has produced Beck, Rolling Stones and Beastie Boys. The album was mastered by Howie Weinberg, whose credits include iconic albums like Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Nirvana's Nevermind and U2's Pop.


    More than 10 years ago, Kinky submitted a demo to the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), where they ended up winning the conference's prestigious LAMC Discovery Contest. At LAMC, Kinky first connected with British producer Chris Allison (The Beta Band, Coldplay) and recorded their self-titled debut album, which was received with rave reviews from both international and domestic press. The album featured massive hit songs such as "Mas" and "Soun Tha Mi Primer Amor".


    Kinky's music has been featured in numerous soundtracks, TV commercials (Motorola, Smirnoff Ice, Nissan, Honda), and video games like EA Sports
    'FIFA and Tiger Woods' PGA Tour. The band's popularity is palpable in each of its concerts. Their popular live shows have allowed the band to tour around the world, performing at Coachella, New Orleans' Jazz Fest, Voodoo Fest, Bumbershoot, Outside Lands and many more.

    1. Inmovil
    2. Perfecta
    3. Negro Dia
    4. Tripolar
    5. Despues Del After
    6. Alma De Neon
    7. Intoxicame
    8. Back in 1999
    9. Se Borro La Noche
    10. Control
    Kinky
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  • Need Your Light Need Your Light Quick View

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    Need Your Light

    Need Your Light, the fourth full-length album from Syracuses Ra Ra Riot, is the sound of a bands reinvigoration. Correspondingly, the album sees the band getting back to their house party roots without abandoning the more heady soundscapes they explored with 2013s Beta Love.


    The band pulled in producer Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello) in order to start fleshing out ideas. Shortly afterward a writing trip to Milwaukee, the band soon found themselves crafting Need Your Light with a host of previous collaborators including Ryan Hadlock (who produced 2008s The Rhumb Line) and Andrew Maury (who is a longtime friend, collaborator and live sound engineer also co-produced 2010s The Orchard). Also in the mix is Vamprire Weekends Rostam which despite a long history of working with the band (including the Discovery project) this marks the first time hes actually produced a track (Water and Need Your Light).

    1. Water
    2. Absolutely
    3. Foreign Lovers
    4. I Need Your Light
    5. Bad Times
    6. Call Me Out
    7. Instant Breakup
    8. Every Time I'm Ready To Hug
    9. Bouncy Castle
    10. Suckers
    Ra Ra Riot
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  • Diamonds and Death Diamonds and Death Quick View

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    Diamonds and Death

    They say location is everything, so it should come as no surprise to learn that the aesthetic shift audible on Diamonds & Death, the fourth album by VHS or Beta, was accompanied by a change of zip code. Two years ago, founding band member, Mark Palgy relocated from Louisville, KY to Brooklyn, NY. Six months later, his creative foil, Craig Pfunder followed. New surroundings exerted a powerful influence on the predominantly electronic grooves of their first full-length since 2007's Bring on the Comets.


    The album juxtaposes more straightforward dance floor tracks like the jittery Watch Out with experimental yet sublime electronic fare such as Jellybean, a trippy excursion pitched somewhere between Pink Floyd and the dark side of Italo-disco. While the grooves of Diamonds & Death are among the band's most optimistic and propulsive to date, it is no accident that they are often paired with dark lyrics, as on the crisp, percolating single Breaking Bones.

    1. Breaking Bones
    2. Under The Sun
    3. Diamonds and Death
    4. I Found A Reason
    5. Everybody
    6. Watch Out
    7. All Summer In A Day
    8. Eyes
    9. Jellybean
    10. Over
    VHS or Beta
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  • Late Night Tales: Django Django Late Night Tales: Django Django Quick View

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    Late Night Tales: Django Django

    Django Django is the latest band invited to curate a prestigious Late Night Tales collection, set for release on 5th May. Like many of the best British groups, the Djangos met at art school, specifically Edinburgh College Of Art, before reconnecting in London. Django Django released their self-titled debut album on quirky French indie Because in early 2012 to some acclaim, winding up in many critics' end of year lists (Top Ten in the NME and Top 30 in Rolling Stone, among them).


    Their oddball approach to music, which sounds like the rich harmonies of the Mamas & Papas beamed through a refracting prism pointing towards Bo Diddley, Chicago house and outer-space (it's no surprise to learn that Django producer/drummer Dave Maclean's brother John was in the Beta Band, who also shared the same cinemascopic view of the pop landscape).


    "Rollicking sing-alongs, galloping into disco sunsets like whisky-addled and leather-saddled bandits on the stolen backs of prairie wild mustangs," is how Django Django describe themselves. Which is another way of saying they're pop adventurists, as at home with Mad Mike's Underground Resistance as they are the blues rumble of Canned Heat. A bit like this delightful mix, then, which darts about like a gurgle of guppies after two too many espressos.


    Check out mixes that rock between two-step delights like Roy Davis Jr's 'Gabrielle' to Nilsson's lyrically winsome 'Coconut'. At one end of the Django spectrum there's James Last, the terminally unhip Teuton, whose 'Inner City Blues' shows you can never underestimate the Germans, while at the far reaches of the mix, they manage to sneak in Ramadanman ('Bass Drums') and Hudson Mohawke and Lunice collaboration TNGHT's 'Bugg'n'. You can hear the echoes of influences in some of the selections, like The Beach Boys whose peerless 'Surf's Up' makes a welcome appearance halfway through, while Seals & Crofts' "Sweet Green Fields" show what sun-drenched pop can sound like when it's done well. And because it's Late Night Tales there's a sparkling cover version of 'Porpoise Song', the theme from The Monkees daffily brilliant 'Head', an admirably lysergic termination to this waltz through pop's nooks and cranberries. "You should never be afraid to make a fool of yourself for art," Dave Maclean once said. Let's raise a dram to Scotland's favourite fools on the hill.


    "We wanted to produce a mix that represented the band. It's what we're all into, so everyone put forward suggestions. It's what we are as a band; and we're kids that have grown up with an obsession about our mum and dad's record collections, like '50s and 60s stuff and then got into hip hop and dance music as we grew up. At the heart of it all is our parents' collections, with our tastes mixed in. Our Late Night Tales pays homage to that."

    Dave Maclean (Django Django)

    LP1
    1. Leo Kottke - The Tennessee Toad
    2. Gulp - Game Love
    3. Bob James - Nautilus
    4. James Last - Inner City Blues
    5. Philip Glass - Floe
    6. Map Of Africa - Bone
    7. Seals & Crofts - Sweet Green Fields
    8. The Millennium - To Claudia On Thursday
    9. The Beach Boys - Surf's Up
    10. Primal Scream - Carry Me Home


    LP2
    1. Massive Attack - Man Next Door
    2. TNGHT - Bugg'n
    3. Outkast - Slum Beautiful
    4. Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together
    5. Harry Nilsson - Coconut
    6. Canned Heat - Poor Moon
    7. Rick Miller - Future Directions
    8. Django Django - Porpoise Song
    9. Benedict Cumberbatch - Flat Of Angles pt.4

    Django Django
    $35.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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