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  • Melody Certain Damaged Lemons Melody Certain Damaged Lemons Quick View

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    Melody Certain Damaged Lemons

    Blonde Redhead binds life and music tightly together to the point of confusing them.
    1. Equally Damaged
    2. In Particular
    3. Melody Of A Certain Three
    4. Hated Because Of Great Qualities
    5. Loved Despite Of Great Faults
    6. Ballad Of Lemons
    7. This Is Not
    8. A Cure
    9. For The Damaged
    10. Mother
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  • Misery Is A Butterfly Misery Is A Butterfly Quick View

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    Misery Is A Butterfly

    The band's gently mournful economy of style is adorned by a cinematic breadth of instrumentation and by arrangements of rich depth. Misery... is a creative leap forward from their last album, Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons.
    1. Elephant Woman

    2. Messenger
    3. Melody
    4. Doll Is Mine

    5. Misery Is A Butterfly

    6. Falling Man

    7. Anticipation
    8. Maddening Cloud

    9. Magic Mountain

    10. Pink Love

    11. Equus
    Blonde Redhead
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    As rich and densely layered as their last album, Misery Is A Butterfly, but the overall mood of wistfulness, melancholy, and regret has been replaced by one of mystical wonder and renewed energy. It's art music and heart music, with equal appeal to a Serge Gainsbourg fan as to a Sonic Youth fan, without ever sounding like either act - LA Times. An otherworldly, richly cinematic adventure - Q Magazine.

    1. 23 5:18
    2. Dr Strangeluv 4:47

    3. The Dress 4:00

    4. SW 4:35
    5. Spring And By Summer Fall 4:15

    6. Silently 3:56

    7. Publisher 4:01
    8. Heroine 4:11

    9. Top Ranking 3:27
    10. My Impure Hair
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    Melodie Citronique

    The 12-inch vinyl version of the CD EP.
    1.En Particulier
    2.Odiata Per le Sue Virtu
    3.Chi E E Non E
    4.Slogan
    5.Four Damaged Lemons - (For the Damaged, Remix)
    Blonde Redhead
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  • Dark Was The Night Dark Was The Night Quick View

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    Dark Was The Night

    This triple LP contains thirty-one exclusive tracks that will benefit the Red Hot Organization, an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. This is their 20th anniversary and 20th release. Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, and John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization was the executive producer.


    The complete list of artists that recorded tracks for this release: Andrew Bird, Antony + Bryce Dessner, Arcade Fire, Beach House, Beirut, Blonde Redhead + Devastations, Bon Iver, Bon Iver & Aaron Dessner, The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez, Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti), Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues, The Decemberists, Dirty Projectors + David Byrne, Kevin Drew, Feist + Ben Gibbard, Grizzly Bear, Grizzly Bear + Feist, Iron & Wine, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Kronos Quartet, Stuart Murdoch, My Brightest Diamond, My Morning Jacket, The National, The New Pornographers, Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch, Riceboy Sleeps, Dave Sitek, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Yeasayer and Yo La Tengo.

    1. Knotty Pine
    2. Cello Song
    3. Train Song
    4. Brackett, WI
    5. Deep Blue Sea
    6. So Far Around The Bend
    7. Tightrope
    8. Feeling Good
    9. Dark Was The Night
    10. I Was Young When I Left Home
    11. Big Red Machine
    12. Sleepless
    13. Sleepless
    14. Service Bell
    15. Blood
    16. Well-Alright
    17. Lenin
    18. Mimizan
    19. El Caporal
    20. Ispiration Information
    21. With A Girl Like You
    22. Blood Pt. 2
    23. Hey, Snow White
    24. Gentle Hour
    25. Another Saturday
    26. Happiness
    27. Amazing Grace
    28. The Giant Of Illinois
    29. Lua
    30. When The Road Runs Out
    31. Love Vs. Porn
    Various Artists
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  • In An Expression Of The Inexpressible In An Expression Of The Inexpressible Quick View

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    In An Expression Of The Inexpressible

    Futurism meets passe-ism. Punk rock in a post-modernist fashion. In other words, to believe that things can keep evolving and to try and find out what happens next.
    1.Luv Machine
    2.10
    3.Distilled
    4.Missile +
    5.Futurism vs. Passeism Part 2
    6.Speed X Distance = Time
    7.In an Expression of the Inexpressible
    8.Suimasen
    9.Led Zep
    10.This Is For Me and I Know Everyone Knows
    11.Justin Joyous
    Blonde Redhead
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  • Penny Sparkle Penny Sparkle Quick View

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    Penny Sparkle

    The band's third album for 4AD - marks another sonic twist in their already adventurous canon. It was made over the last year with the band journeying between New York and Stockholm to work with production duo Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid (Fever Ray, Massive Attack) and as with their previous album, 23, Alan Moulder (Depeche Mode, My Bloody Valentine, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) was enlisted to mix it.

    1.Here Sometimes
    2.Not Getting There
    3.Will There Be Stars
    4.My Plants Are Dead
    5.Love Or Prison
    6.Oslo
    7.Penny Sparkle
    8.Everything Is Wrong
    9.Black Guitar
    10.Spain
    Blonde Redhead
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    Teen Dream

    Recorded in upstate New York, in a converted church called Dreamland with producer/engineer Chris Coady (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blonde Redhead) Teen Dream is the third album from the Baltimore-based duo Beach House, and their Sub Pop debut. The new album gives voice to a full universe of unbridled imagination. Teen Dream will be packaged with a companion DVD featuring a video for each song on the album, each by a different director.
    1. Zebra
    2. Silver Soul
    3. Norway
    4. Walk in the Park
    5. Used to Be
    6. Lover of Mine
    7. Better Times
    8. 10 Mile Stereo
    9. Real Love
    10. Take Care
    Beach House
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  • Noah's Ark Noah's Ark Quick View

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    Noah's Ark

    Since the mysterious and beautiful La Maison de Mon Reve surfaced in early 2004, CocoRosie have spent months traveling the world with the likes of Bright Eyes, TV On The Radio, Antony And The Johnsons, Devendra Banhart, and Blonde Redhead. Along the way, Noah's Ark took shape, where heart-offerings of friends, family, loved ones and lost ones surface gracefully, contributing depth to the narrative journey. Noah's Ark is the result of a rootless reality, a drifting consciousness across state lines, date lines, time lines...connected to the past, vague about the future. But the heart of these songs is always issued from a tender present.
    1 K-Hole
    2 Beautiful Boyz
    3 South 2nd
    4 Bear Hides And Buffalo
    5 Tekno Love Song
    6 The Sea Is Calm

    1 Noah's Ark
    2 Milk
    3 Armageddon
    4 Brazilian Sun
    5 Bisounours
    6 Honey Or Tar
    CocoRosie
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  • Arm's Way Arm's Way Quick View

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    Arm's Way

    Islands hail from Montreal, flowering from the same scene that gave us Arcade Fire and Wolf Parade. Islands' Anti debut Arm's Way finds Thorburn and crew in full command of a palette of classic pop colorings, from the '70s rock heroics of ôThe
    Armö to the slinky cinematic pop of ôI Feel Evil Creeping In.ö Their previous album, Return to the Sea, earned the band rave reviews and a fanatical U.S. audience which has undoubtedly carried over to the sweeping confidence and symphonic scope of Arm's Way. Co-produced with Ryan Hadlock (Blonde Redhead, Stephen Malkmus) and mixed by Rob Schnapf (Beck, Foo Fighters, Elliott Smith).
    1. The Arm
    2. Pieces of You
    3. J'aime Vous Voire Quitter
    4. Abominable Snow
    5. Creeper
    6. Kids Don't Know Shit
    7. Life In Jail
    8. In the Rushes
    9. We Swim
    10. To a Bond
    11. I Feel Evil Creeping In
    12. Vertigo (If it's a Crime)
    Islands
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    Club Meds

    After a two year hiatus, an induction into fatherhood, and some time to regroup, two-time JUNO Award-winner Dan Mangan has returned under a new moniker, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. The new name encompasses the spirit of the project's longstanding ensemble members joining the band from Vancouver's experimental music community, Kenton Loewen, Gordon Grdina, John Walsh (and often Jesse Zubot, JP carter and Tyson Naylor) with a communal sensibility that merits the marquee amendment.


    Produced by Colin Stewart and Dan Mangan, Club Meds at times evokes images of subtler American-underground innovators like Blonde Redhead or Steve Reich. At other moments, it hits emotional pay dirt reminiscent of British scene-survivors like Peter Gabriel or Radiohead. Blacksmith brings an unmistakable character to Club Meds; a stark glassy edge that swells and sways like a roaring ocean. Through a fog of analog feedback loops and synths, the band's performances breathe deeply and steadily like a dragon at rest.

    1. Offred
    2. Vessel
    3. Mouthpiece
    4. A Doll's House / Pavlovia
    5. Kitsch
    6. XVI
    7. War Spoils
    8. Forgetery
    9. Club Meds
    10. Pretty Good Joke
    11. New Skies
    Dan Mangan + Blacksmith
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  • Lustre Lustre Quick View

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    Lustre

    It's taken him four years but Ed Harcourt has reinvigorated himself with his fifth studio album. With co-producer Ryan Hadlock (Blonde Redhead, The Gossip) by his side and in his own studio, he has created a lusty album filled with charm, with songs that feel like a buoy.

    Regained joie de vivre and overall optimism have been sprinkled all over this body of work, and yet it steers clear of any mealy-mouthed sweetness.


    Music On Vinyl is now issuing Lustre on 180 grams audiophile vinyl, including the beautiful 'Do As I Say, Not As I Do' and 'Fears Of A Father' (written for his daughter Roxy), so we can all enjoy the luscious sounds of Harcourt even more. Conquering obstacles has never sounded this alluring.

    Side A:
    1. Lustre

    2. Haywired

    3. Church of No Religion

    4. Heart of A Wolf
    5. Do As I Say Not As I Do

    Side B:
    1. Killed By The Morning Sun
    2. Lachrymosity

    3. A Secret Society

    4. When The Lost Don't Want To Be Found
    5. So I've Been Told

    6 Fears of A Father

    Ed Harcourt
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    True Hallucinations

    Formed in 2011 by Brian Harding (ex-Hymns) and Amalie Bruun (ex-Minks), the duo self-released a short-run, homespun CD-EP of hazy, lo-fi recordings featuring Harding's opaque bedroom-pop songwriting juxtaposed with the duo's sun-kissed harmonies. Two of the tracks, You Are a Lion, I Am a Lamb b/w The Millionaire, were soon released to the world on vinyl as the premiere release from Other Music Recording Co. and the pair continued to write new songs while simultaneously playing more live shows, now working as a proper five-piece rock band with the addition of good friends Kai Kennedy, Leif Huckman and Sam Bair.


    Keeping a handful of Ex Cops' early sessions in place, the newly expanded lineup took to the studio to record True Hallucinations with John Siket (Blonde Redhead, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth, etc.) sitting in the production chair. The resulting album is a mind-altering pop pill that maintains the intimate mood of the original group's sound, but now presented in widescreen Technicolor.

    1. S&HSXX (Intro)
    2. Ken
    3. James
    4. You Are A Lion, I Am A Lamb
    5. Separator
    6. Spring Break (Birthday Song)
    7. Jazz & Information
    8. The Millionaire
    9. Billy Pressly
    10. Nico Beast
    11. Broken Chinese Chairz
    Ex Cops
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    Home

    It's been three years since the release of Nosaj Thing's highly acclaimed debut album, Drift, which topped countless best of year lists, but 2013 will mark a new chapter for the 27-year-old producer, musician and DJ from Los Angeles. With a new album, label and imprint for Innovative Leisure, Home marks the first time Nosaj has incorporated guest vocalists. Having remixed and worked with the likes of The XX, Flying Lotus, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Beck & Kendrick Lamar, it was time to incorporate a few collaborations of his own with Toro Y Moi and Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead) providing ethereal vocals for two of the tracks on Home. The rest of the album is rounded with Nosaj's signature cinematic soundscapes that explore the space from where Drift left off.
    1. Home
    2. Eclipse/Blue [feat. Kazu Makino]
    3. Safe
    4. Glue
    5. Distance
    6. Tell
    7. Snap
    8. Prelude
    9. Try [feat. Toro y Moi]
    10. Phase III
    11. Light 3
    Nosaj Thing
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    Parallels

    An overwhelmingly pleasant listen - Pitchfork

    [Nosaj Thing is] a progressive, genre-clashing and boundary-breaking producer. - Hypebeast

    Parallels is the fourth full album released under Jason Chung's distinctive moniker, Nosaj Thing. Masterfully dimensional, Parallels Represents the acclaimed Los Angeles-based electronic producer/composer/performer's most diverse, vital work yet. As such, Chung sees Parallels represents a kind of redemptive rebirth.The album's compellingly elusive, uncategorizable sonics developed out of what he terms a personal & musical identity crisis.

    According to Chung, working with a group of collaborators on Parallels that combined both longtime friends and new creative partners added new energy which pushed me not to limit myself.Everything felt fresh and alive. The title Parallels in fact evokes the intense, intimate duality Nosaj Thing and his collaborators share.Chung is known specifically for his innovative, unexpected musical pairings: Kid Cudi hit up on Nosaj Thing via his MySpace page in2006, resulting in Chung producing Cudi's autobiographical classicThe Man on the Moon. Kendrick Lamar flowed over Nosaj's ethereal boom bap to create the YouTube gem Cloud 10; Chance the Rapper, meanwhile, freaked a Nosaj beat for his 2013 breakout masterpiece Paranoia and appeared on Nosaj Thing's previous LP,2015's Fated. Chung and Blonde Redhead vocalist Kazu Makino are also longtime creative partners on each other's work; her voice appears on Parallels as an otherworldly spirit animating the icily'80s-synthetic How We Do.

    1. Nowhere
    2. All Points Back To U (feat. Steve Spacek)
    3. Form
    4. How We Do (feat. Kazu Makino)
    5. U G
    6. Get Like
    7. TM
    8. Way We Were (feat. Zuri Marley)
    9. IGYC
    10. Sister
    Nosaj Thing
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  • Fortitude Fortitude Quick View

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    Fortitude

    Denver's Ian Cooke released his second album, Fortitude, in January of 2012, with the help of The Greater Than Collective.



    Produced by Ian O'Dougherty and mixed by Bob Ferbache, (Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Wovenhand), Fortitude showcases the wide array of musical proficiency that Cooke possesses as he switches from playful to dark and sincere at the flick of a cello bow. Splicing in elements of indie, classical, progressive rock, and more, the album builds on the foundation laid down by his previous album, The Fall I Fell, and expands it with stronger writing and loftier concepts.



    Cooke's talent coupled with his diligent work ethic has earned him several accolades, including features in SPIN, a Daytrotter session, a #1 ranking in the 2009 Denver Post Music Poll and "Best Singer Songwriter," "Best album," and "Best Avant-Garde" nods by Westword. Cooke was also featured alongside Billy Bragg, M. Ward, Owen Pallet, and more on a Joanna Newsom tribute.



    He has toured in the US and Australia playing with The Dresden Dolls, Crooked Fingers, Built to Spill, The Decemberists, The Flaming Lips, Blonde Redhead, Devotchka, Rasputina, Wovenhand, Pedro the Lion and many more. With packaging as engaging as the music it contains, Fortitude is a direct copy of nothing, a truly original and unique endeavor.

    1. A Reasonable Life
    2. The Towering Prince
    3. Fortitude
    4. Cassowary & Fruit Bat

    5. Rover

    6. The Kingdom

    7. Bones

    8. American Girl

    9. Havoc

    10. Scaffolding
    Ian Cooke
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    Clash The Truth

    Now with a full time drummer (and co-writer of two tracks on the LP) Beach Fossils entered the studio in the fall of 2012 with producer Ben Greenberg of The Men. Instead of merely going from a "bedroom DIY" project to a "better fidelity studio project" the deliberate decision to work with Ben was determined to capture, if not in style, the spirit and enthusiasm of
    punk and aggressive music in general. To ensure that dynamic, the drums were recorded live in a room with Dustin on bass to give the album a driving and energetic force. Consider the titles "Generational Synthetic," "Caustic Cross" and "Burn You Down," it's easy to see how the record, while not a punk or post-punk record by strict definition, certainly nods to the first major influence of Dustin's creative spark. The first two notes of the title track that kick the LP off are a clear indicator of where his head was at.


    The LP also sees Dustin stretching his songwriting muscles, with the acoustic Lennon-esque "Sleep Apnea" and the dreamy "In Vertigo", which features the vocals of Kazu Makino (Blonde Redhead). During the recording period, the studio was flooded and destroyed by Hurricane Sandy and the band had to relocate to another studio to finish the LP in earnest. It all came together when the work of legendary video artist Peter Campus was finalized to be featured throughout the release and on the striking cover. Clash the Truth marks a clear progression in the ongoing story of Beach Fossils. Drawing from the previous works' melodic strengths and uncanny guitar textures emboldened by a sound closer to their energetic and cathartic live set, it's the clear next step in the trajectory of the band and the dis-association from the home-recording boom from which it originated.

    1. Clash The Truth
    2. Generational Synthetic
    3. Sleep Apnea
    4. Careless
    5. Modern Holiday
    6. Taking Off
    7. Shallow
    8. Burn You Down
    9. Birthday
    10. In Vertigo (feat. Kazu Makino)
    11. Brighter
    12. Caustic Cross
    13. Ascension
    14. Crashed Out
    Beach Fossils
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  • Daggers Daggers Quick View

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    Daggers

    Ex Cops, a nomadic duo featuring Amalie Bruun and Brian Harding, brings the hook-heavy blast of '90s alt-rock into a new era on their second album Daggers. Executive produced by icon-of-form Billy Corgan and produced by Justin Raisen (Sky Ferriera, Charli XCX, Kylie Minogue), the record rescues guitar-pop from the bedroom, returning it to the stage it deserves.


    Formed in 2011, the group's first album True Hallucinations, released in early 2013, was a critically-acclaimed collection of sprawling indie-pop. From the exuberant "Spring Break (Birthday Song)" to the band's dreamy debut "You Are A Lion, I Am A Lamb," the John Siket-produced record (Blonde Redhead, Yo La Tengo) was a genre-jumping opening salvo and its wall-to-wall guitars set the tone for their new album.


    Daggers is a musical about-face, though. "We are not afraid of our favorite music anymore," says Harding. "It's pop."


    Billy Corgan, in addition to sharing the band's love of ABBA and taking them to their first wrestling match, provided form and texture to the new tracks over a two-week period in Chicago. The band then took the material to LA for tracking with Raisen and continued collaborating with artists like Ariel Pink, who co-wrote "Burnt Out Love" and features on "Tragically Alright."


    The result reinvents modern rock. "White Noise," with its addictive chorus, merges guitars that could make your teeth ache and a motorik electronic pop pulse. The impeccably-produced "Teenagers" brings club-ready downtown pop to an anthemic peak, while "Black Soap" shifts shoegaze textures to stadium status and "Rooms," one of the album's emotionally-resonant ballads, packs a substantial punch.

    1. Black Soap
    2. White Noise
    3. Teenagers
    4. Daggers
    5. Pretty Shitty
    6. Burnt Out Love
    7. Modern World
    8. Wanna Be (feat. L.P.)
    9. Tragically Alright (feat. Ariel Pink)
    10. Rooms
    11. Weird With You
    Ex Cops
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  • Interiors Interiors Quick View

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    Interiors

    Interiors, Cameron Mesirow's second full-length release as
    Glasser, is a more considered, confident, and much more
    sharply personal album than its predecessor. It's central
    themes are love and anxiety and the spatial constraints
    of both in the landscape of one's life. In the three years
    since Cameron released her breakout debut "Ring", she
    toured around the world (with Jónsi of Sigur Rós, The XX,
    Delorean, among others) and left her California home for
    New York. Along the way, she discovered a new partner
    in producer Van Rivers (Fever Ray, Blonde Redhead)
    whose background in techno production added expansive
    spatial elements to her music that reflect both the looming,
    condensed architecture of Glasser's new adopted home
    as well as the intricate internal worlds she conjures in on
    her own.


    The tension between interior and exterior space fills the
    album. In architect Rem Koolhaas' book Delirious New
    York, which Mesirow credits as an inspiration, the author
    suggests that New York's massive, stoic-faced buildings
    are monuments rife with secrets. Interiors is Cameron's
    attempt to exorcise and address some of those metropolitan
    secrets. "I thought a lot about the physical impositions in
    my life, and about the fluid emotional boundaries in my
    relationships," Mesirow says. "There's no limit to what can
    be said about these structures. I can't help but live and
    work in them, exploring their many folds."


    The instrumentation of the album is a mixture of synthetic
    and organic sounds, real strings, reeds and drums
    combined with programmed ones, a purposeful coupling
    of natural enemies. "I like music where you're not thinking
    about what a specific instrument is," she says. "An
    instrument-less quality. It doesn't come from a band, but
    from a whisper in the wind." As on Ring there are sounds
    used for unlikely purposes; vocals used as percussive
    accents, or melodic themes assembled from environmental
    sounds. The song "Design" illustrates this with Cameron's
    own pitched-down vocals serving as a writhing bass line
    in the frantic depiction of lust. The Glasser we find on
    Interiors is smoother and smokier, more confident and
    defined against an increasingly stoic electronic music
    backdrop. The effect is a paragon of sonic architecture--a
    soundspace that's packed tight but never feels crowded.

    1. Shape
    2. Design
    3. Landscape
    4. Forge
    5. Window I
    6. Keam Theme
    7. Exposure
    8. Dissect

    9. Window III
    10. Window II
    11. New Year
    12. Divide
    Glasser
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  • TV En Français TV En Français Quick View

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    TV En Français

    13 years and 3 albums in, We Are Scientists are back with album number 4.


    The new long player was recorded in New York City over the last year with producer Chris Coady (Smith Westerns, Beach House, Gang Gang Dance, Blonde Redhead), and will land in the middle of the band's 5 month tour of Europe, America & Australia.


    Asked to comment on the unusual title, bassist Chris Cain explains, It's in French, I think. At least some of the words.


    Singer and guitarist Keith Murray elaborates: We wanted to get at the seemingly inevitable parallax that happens between two people in a relationship, that sense that you get the gist of what the other person needs and wants and how they feel about you, but only the gist - you're relying on these broad cues a lot of the time to tell you what the hell's going on.


    We Are Scientists exploded onto the U.K. scene with one of 2005's iconic indie dance rock records, 'With Love & Squalor'. Years of touring followed, as did a second album, 'Brain Thrust Mastery', that spawned now-classic nightlife anthem 'After Hours' (a #11 charting single). Main stage slots at Reading & Leeds,
    Glastonbury, T In The Park, and festivals all over Europe, as well as appearances on Later with Jools Holland, and their own series of comedic MTV shorts ('Steve Wants His Money'), followed by third album 'Barbara'. all served to cement and increase their legacy.


    Now, after releasing a 7-inch and a 5-song EP in 2013, the band prepare to share their finest collection of songs to date.


    According to Cain, The guy who was producing everything looked different from the one who did those other three records.


    Murray further enthuses, Yeah, working for the first time with Chris Coady as producer had a huge effect - he has such a distinct and well-developed sense of what's cool and what sounds good, but he's also emphatic about keeping the rawness of the performances in there.


    Drummer Andy Burrows, who also recorded 'Barbara' with W.A.S., relocated to New York for a year to work on the new album, and lends his world-class efforts behind the kit and elsewhere.


    - Contact Music

    1. What You Do Best
    2. Dumb Luck
    3. Make It Easy
    4. Sprinkles
    5. Courage
    6. Overreacting
    7. Return The Favor
    8. Slow Down
    9. Don't Blow It
    10.Take An Arrow
    We Are Scientists
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  • Cost of Living Cost of Living Quick View

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    Cost of Living

    Includes Poster

    The United States' myriad inequalities, hatreds and phobias are painfully evident in 2017, offering proof that the age-old dichotomy of political bands versus apolitical bands simply doesn't exist. Either you are comfortable and unfazed by the current reigning power structures, or you use your music as a vehicle for the dismantling of oppression and the creation of something better. No matter what your songs are about, you are choosing a side.

    The position of Providence, RI's Downtown Boys has been clear since they started storming through basements and DIY spaces with their radically-minded rock music: they are here to topple the white-cis-het hegemony and draft a new history. Downtown Boys began by combining revolutionary ideals with boundless energy and contagious, inclusive fun, and their resolve has only strengthened as their sound and audience have grown.

    Cost of Living is their third full-length, following a self-released 2012 debut and 2015's Full Communism on Don Giovanni Records. They recorded it with Guy Picciotto (Fugazi; producer of Blonde Redhead, The Gossip), one of indie-rock's most mythological figures, in the producer's chair. Picciotto fostered the band's improvisational urges while pulling the root of their music to the forefront: unflinching choruses, fearlessly confrontational vocals, and the sense that each song will incite the room into action, sending bodies into motion that were previously thought to have atrophied.

    Downtown Boys are keenly aware of the increased visibility and credibility that comes with signing to a corporate-media conglomerate such as Sub Pop. They're using this platform as a megaphone for their protest music, amplifying and centering Chicana, queer, and Latino voices in the far-too-whitewashed world of rock. In just one example, album-opener A Wall rides the feel-good power that drove so many tunes by The Clash and Wire as it calls out the idea that a wall could ever succeed in snuffing the humanity and spirit of those it's designed to crush.

    Compared to previous efforts, Downtown Boys have shifted from a once-meaty brass section to the subtler melodic accompaniment of keyboards and a saxophone, coloring their anthems with warm, bright tones while singer/lyricist Victoria Ruiz spits out her frustrations and passions. Some might say it shows a sense of maturity, as Downtown Boys have undoubtedly smoothed down some of their earlier edges, but there is no compromise to their righteous assault and captivating presence. Like the socially conscious groups of years past, from Public Enemy to Rage Against the Machine, Downtown Boys harness powerful sloganeering, repetitive grooves, and earworm hooks to create one of the most necessary musical statements of the day. We should all do well to take notice!

    - Matt Korvette, Pissed Jeans

    1. A Wall
    2. I'm Enough (I Want More)
    3. Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)
    4. Promissory Note
    5. Because You
    6. Violent Complicity
    7. It Can't Wait
    8. Tonta
    9. Heroes (Interlude)
    10. Lips That Bite
    11. Clara Rancia
    12. Bulletproof (Outro)
    Downtown Boys
    $17.99
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    The third release from Kazu, Simone, and Amedeo. Their sound is as eclectic as their line-up. Two guitars, drums, and vocals. Simple in form, but complex in execution.
    1.Kazuality
    2.Symphony of Treble
    3.Water
    4.Ego Maniac Kid
    5.Bipolar
    6.Pier Paolo
    7.Oh, James
    8.Futurism vs. Passeism
    Blonde Redhead
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