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  • Carry Fire Carry Fire Quick View

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    Carry Fire

    Carry Fire, Robert Plant's eleventh solo album and first full-length release since 2014's acclaimed lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, was produced by Plant in the west of England and Wales, at Top Cat studio in Box, Wiltshire with additional recordings at Real World and Rockfield studios. As with lullaby, Plant is accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters: John Baggott on keyboards, moog, loops, percussion, drums, brass arrangement, t'bal, snare drum, slide guitar, piano, electric piano, bendir; Justin Adams on guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, E-bow quartet, percussion, snare drum, tambourine; Dave Smith on bendir, tambourine, djembe, drum kit; and Liam Skin Tyson on dobro, guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, twelve-string.


    Plant and the Space Shifters are also joined on Carry Fire by a number of special guests. Chrissie Hynde joins Plant on the duet Bluebirds Over the Mountain (written by rockabilly legend Ersel Hickey and later recorded by both Richie Valens and The Beach Boys). Albanian cellist Redi Hasa performs on three tracks, as does the celebrated Seth Lakeman on viola and fiddle.


    Plant and the Space Shifters (which now includes Lakeman) celebrate Carry Fire's release by beginning a world tour in November 2017 starting in UK & Ireland and touring all corners of globe from thereon.


    Plant and the band spent two years on the road together supporting lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, their unique sound and vision ultimately evolving into something even more creative and powerful.


    Plant, who lived in Texas for a time before returning to his native England three years ago, together with his friends, present the songs Carry Fire, melding unusual rhythms with naturalism and smoldering power.


    It's about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work. I must mix old with new. Consequently the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody and instrumentation.

    LP 1
    1. The May Queen
    2. New World...
    3. Season's Song
    4. Dance With You Tonight
    5. Carving Up The World Again...A Wall And Not A Fence
    6. A Way With Words
    7. Carry Fire


    LP 2
    1. Bones Of Saints
    2. Keep It Hid
    3. Bluebirds Over The Mountain
    4. Heaven Sent

    Robert Plant
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    Carry The Fire

    Singer, songwriter and guitarist DUSTIN KENSRUE will release his new album, CARRY THE FIRE. The new album is the long anticipated follow-up to his 2007 solo debut, Please Come Home. "Back to Back" is a tuneful, infectious song, a folk framework with a rock backbone. It's far from the heaviness of a Thrice song, but it once again proves there are two distinct sides to Kensrue's writing." Kensrue, known for his dynamic solo performances and as frontman for Southern California rock band Thrice, engineered and produced the record on his own while mixing duties were handled by Brian Eichelberger and the album was mastered by Howie Weinberg.
    1. Ruby
    2. Back to Back
    3. Gallows
    4. There's Something Dark
    5. Death or Glory
    6. In the Darkness
    7. Of Crows and Crowns
    8. Juggernaut
    9. What Beautiful Things
    10. Carry The Fire
    Dustin Kensrue
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    Fire And Water

    Import


    Free was one of the British bands that pioneered Hard Rock. Despite a short life span, they were a huge influence bands such as Bad Company and Foreigner, thanks to their style of stripped-down British Blues.


    Their follow up to Free, Fire And Water, peaked at #17 in the album charts, carried by the classic Rock anthem All Right Now - which peaked at #4 in Billboard's Hot 100 in 1970. Paul Kossoff's guitar playing and Paul Rodger's incredible voice made Free one of the best bands around. Their revered legacy is justified with Music On Vinyl's 180 gram audiophile treatment.

    1. Fire And Water
    2. Oh I Wept
    3. Remember
    4. Heavy Load
    5. Mr. Big
    6. Don't Say You Love
    7. All Right Now (Long Version)
    Free
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  • Fire And Water Fire And Water Quick View

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    Fire And Water

    Free was one of the British bands that pioneered Hard Rock. Despite a short life span, they were a huge influence bands such as Bad Company and Foreigner, thanks to their style of stripped-down British Blues.

    Their follow up to Free, Fire And Water, peaked at #17 in the album charts, carried by the classic Rock anthem All Right Now - which peaked at #4 in Billboard's Hot 100 in 1970. Paul Kossoff's guitar playing and Paul Rodger's incredible voice made Free one of the best bands around.

    1. Fire And Water
    2. Oh I Wept
    3. Remember
    4. Heavy Load
    5. Mr. Big
    6. Don't Say You Love
    7. All Right Now
    Free
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    This Light I Hold

    Pressed On Colored Vinyl


    Texas metalcore band Memphis May Fire's fourth full-length, This Light I Hold, will be released via Rise Records. Featuring the single Carry On.

    1. Out Of It
    2. Carry On
    3. Wanting More
    4. Sever The Ties
    5. The Enemy
    6. This Light I Hold (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)
    7. That's Just Life
    8. Letting Go
    9. The Antidote
    10. Better Things
    11. Not Over Yet (feat. Larry Soliman)
    12. Unashamed
    13. Live It Well
    Memphis May Fire
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    Omen

    Colored Vinyl


    Natives of Westfield, Massachusetts, Within The Ruins is armed with a unique take on blending tech and metal together; writing music that sets their band apart from numerous other metal bands. The quintet has mastered their technique of bringing breakdowns, riffs, tempo and a dash of personality together in order to form one cohesive entity.


    They describe their sound as "loud, energetic, interesting and fresh" and cite bands like Metallica and As I Lay Dying as their early influences.


    Their 2011 EP, Omen, issued on Victory Records, follows that to a T with two new originals to go along with a cover of Metallica's "Fight Fire With Fire" and Kansas' "Carry On Wayward Son." Colored vinyl pressing from Victory Records!


     

    1. Controller

    2. Infamy

    3. Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas Cover)

    4. Fight Fire With Fire (Metallica Cover)
    Within The Ruins
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  • Rock & Roll Nightmare Rock & Roll Nightmare Quick View

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    Rock & Roll Nightmare

    Rock & Roll Nightmare is the second album by Southern California's LOS INFERNOS. Legend has it that Jello Biafra was so impressed upon seeing them live on various occasions in various towns that he offered them a deal. Eager to get the ball rolling, we released a single called The Outlaw/Beer Run (Virus 225) in April 1999.


    LOS INFERNOS are 5 working-class dudes from Riverside in the glorious Inland Empire. Suburbia nestled between the Mojave desert and L.A. They grew up listening to X, Black Flag, Flesheaters as well as Link Wray, the Ventures and Dick Dale. So its no wonder that musically Los Infernos meld together twang, punk, rockabilly, surf, and a touch of hillbilly & blues. They have built up quite a reputation as a hot live band. So hot, in fact, that their van once caught on fire!


    Rock & Roll Nightmare carries on where their debut album Planet Kaos left off. SoCal surf, Riverside rockabilly, and hillbilly hardcore that should appeal to sweaty pompadours, Gear-heads, as well as Fat Wreck-kids.

    1. We Gotta Get Out
    2. Gimmie the Gun
    3. Start
    4. It Brings Me Down
    5. Nightmares
    6. Time
    7. Nowhere Fast
    8. Dead and Gone
    9. Loaded
    10. Demons
    11. Rise and Fall
    12. When I Was Young
    Los Infernos
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  • Volume 2: 1987-1989 Volume 2: 1987-1989 Quick View

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    Volume 2: 1987-1989

    This box set includes some of the band's most acclaimed albums, new liner notes from David Fair and several new pieces of art from Jad Fair. All albums restored to their original track listings.


    Be careful. You can't unlearn information. I think that the best that you can hope for is a bad memory, but our brains are very remarkable and it is very difficult to actually unlearn something. I came upon this realization too late to help me with visual arts. I had already been taught about proportions and perspective. It's very hard to draw someone in the background larger than their friend in the foreground. Anyone farther away would look smaller. That is how our eyes see them and my brain knows this. I cannot turn off this knowledge and draw it the other way around. I can choose to ignore it, but that is not the same. That is a strategy for dealing with the situation, but not as freeing as simple ignorance would be. It is a nagging strategy that whispers the rules and acknowledges your participation in their breaking.


    Luckily, with music, I do not carry the burden of knowledge. I was not educated in its terms and rules. I am not bound by its limits.


    I know that I have guitar skills. I have played around with one enough to know what feels right to me. If I were to turn it upside down and attempt to play it in a left-handed manner, my ability would feel awkward and diminished. I am not unskilled; I am merely untrained. For me, this is the ideal situation. Others may prefer acquiring rules and limits. I prefer that my art be directed by my heart rather than my brain.


    I have played in bands for nearly 40 years. In all of that time I have only learned three chords. I have resisted acquiring more. If I continue at this rate I am at risk of knowing six chords forty years from now. Instead, I am consciously slowing down. Hopefully in four decades I will remember even less about music convention than I know today.


    Forty years is a long time to wait. In the meantime, here's Half Japanese Vol 2. It might get better in the future, but Vol 2 is here already.


    - David Fair

    Music to Strip By


    1. Stripping for Cash
    2. Thick and Thin
    3. Diary
    4. Big Mistake
    5. Hot Dog and Hot Damn
    6. The Price Was Right But The Door Was Wrong
    7. Blue Monday
    8. U.S. Teens are Spoiled Bums
    9. Point / Counterpoint
    10. Sex At Your Parent's House
    11. The Last Straw
    12. Gator Bait
    13. La Bamba
    14. Colleen
    15. Ouija Board Summons Satan
    16. You Must Obey Me
    17. Salt and Pepper
    18. Ancient Life
    19. Silver and Katherine
    20. Money To Burn
    21. Hidden Charms
    22. My Sordid Past


    Charmed Life


    1. Said and Done
    2. Penny In The Fountain
    3. Evidence
    4. Vietnam
    5. Roman Candles
    6. Love At First Sight
    7. Snake Line
    8. Bright Lights, Big City
    9. Face Rake
    10. Later In A Magazine
    11. Red Dress
    12. Trouble In The Water
    13. Charmed Life
    14. Day And Night
    15. One Million Kisses
    16. Miracles Happen Every Day
    17. Terminator
    18. I'll Change My Style
    19. Fortunate
    20. Real Cool Time
    21. Poetic License


    The Band That Would Be King


    1. Open Your Eyes/Close Your Eyes
    2. Daytona Beach
    3. Lucky Star
    4. Some Things Last A Long time
    5. My Most Embarrassing Moment
    6. Buried Treasure
    7. Open Book
    8. Little Records
    9. Deadly Alien Spawn
    10. Postcard From Far Away
    11. Ventriloquism Made Easy
    12. Something in the Wind
    13. Bingo's Not His Name-o
    14. Put Some Sugar On It
    15. What More Can I Do?
    16. Brand New Moon
    17. Another World
    18. Every Word Is True
    19. I Live For Love
    20. Werewolf
    21. Ride Ride Ride
    22. Sugarcane
    23. I Wish I May
    24. Ashes On The Ground
    25. Curse of the Doll People
    26. Horseshoes
    27. Bluebirds

    Half Japanese
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  • No Cities To Love No Cities To Love Quick View

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    No Cities To Love


    6-Panel Gatefold With 4-Page Insert And Custom Dust Sleeve


    We sound possessed on these songs, says guitarist/vocalist Carrie
    Brownstein about Sleater-Kinney's eighth studio album, No Cities to Love.
    Willing it all - the entire weight of the band and what it means to us - back
    into existence.


    The new record is the first in 10 years from the acclaimed trio - Brownstein,
    vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker, and drummer Janet Weiss - who came
    crashing out of the '90s Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene, setting a new bar
    for punk's political insight and emotional impact. Formed in Olympia, WA in
    1994, Sleater-Kinney were hailed as America's best rock band by Greil
    Marcus in Time Magazine, and put out seven searing albums in 10 years
    before going on indefinite hiatus in 2006.


    But the new album isn't about reminiscing, it's about reinvention, the
    ignition of an unparalleled chemistry to create new sounds and tell new
    stories. I always considered Corin and Carrie to be musical soulmates,
    says Weiss, whose drums fuel the fire of Tucker and Brownstein's vocal and
    guitar interplay. Something about taking a break brought them closer,
    desperate to reach together again for their true expression. The result is a
    record that grapples with love, power and redemption without restraint.


    Produced by longtime Sleater-Kinney collaborator John Goodmanson, who
    helmed many of the band's earlier albums including 1997 breakout set Dig
    Me Out, No Cities to Love is indeed formidable from the first beat.
    Sleater-Kinney's decade apart made room for family and other fruitful
    collaborations, as well as an understanding of what the band's singular
    chemistry demands. Sleater-Kinney isn't something you can do half-assed
    or half-heartedly," says Brownstein. "This band requires a certain
    desperation, a direness. We have to be willing to push because the entity
    that is this band will push right back.


    The core of this record is our relationship to each other, to the music, and
    how all of us still felt strongly enough to about those to sweat it out in the
    basement and to try and reinvent our band, adds Tucker. With No Cities to
    Love, we went for the jugular.

    1. Price Tag
    2. Fangless
    3. Surface Envy
    4. No Cities to Love
    5. A New Wave
    6. No Anthems
    7. Gimme Love
    8. Bury Our Friends
    9. Hey Darling
    10. Fade
    Sleater-Kinney
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  • The Best Of Kansas (Red Vinyl) (Pre-Order) The Best Of Kansas (Red Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    The Best Of Kansas (Red Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: May 18, 2018*



    180 Gram Translucent Red Colored Vinyl


    In 1984, superstars Kansas were rewarded by their label Kirshner Records with
    their first greatest hits album simply titled The Best Of Kansas. Featuring the classic
    line-up of Steve Walsh on keys and lead vocals, Phil Ehart on drums, Kerry Livgren
    playing the lead guitar, Robby Steinhardt on violin and lead vocals, Dave Hope
    on bass, plus vocals from John Elefante, The Best Of Kansas album has become
    one of their most loved works in their stunning four decades.


    With hard rock Kansas standards like Carry On Wayward Son and Point Of
    Know Return and the brilliant prog-rock classics Dust In The Wind and The Wall,
    The Best Of Kansas album would go on to become one of the best-selling greatest
    hits albums of all time. The long out of print original version of this greatest hits
    masterpiece also includes the appearance of 1984's Perfect Lover


    Dig deeper into the grooves and there you find even more prog-rock champions
    like the masterful Song For America and the powerful rocker Fight Fire With Fire,
    and the power ballad Hold On, making The Best Of Kansas the multi-platinum
    smash it is and will forever be!

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. Carry On Wayward Son
    2. Point Of Know Return
    3. Fight Fire With Fire
    4. Dust In The Wind
    5. Song For America
    6. Perfect Lover
    7. Hold On
    8. No One Together
    9. Play The Game Tonight
    10. The Wall
    Kansas
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  • Trust Now Trust Now Quick View

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    Trust Now

    Trust Now is the keystone album of Brooklyns Prince Rama. The album takes the kaleidoscopic mysticism of ancient devotional music and focuses it through the fierce urgency and archetypal language of pop, forming an environment that is both accessible and impenetrable.


    Deep synths rise from a sparkling sea of gamelans and prayer bells as tribal drums pound the earth with the hypnotic power to heal or destroy. Voices carry captivating and haunting melodies that shine like the diamond jewels of old Bollywood soundtracks spilling over dark wave dance floors.


    First conceived as a ritual to be performed live, the songs were fittingly recorded inside a 19th century church in Seattle by Scott Colburn (Sun City Girls, Animal Collective, Arcade Fire). As their 5th full-length album, and first as a duo, Trust Now is perhaps Prince Ramas most focused, cohesive and powerful album to date.

    1. Rest in Peace
    2. Summer of Love
    3. Trust
    4. Portaling
    5. Incarnation
    6. Golden Silence
    Prince Rama
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    Middle Brother

    Middle Brother (Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, John McCauley of Deer Tick and Matthew Vasquez of Delta Spirit) played their first show at 2010's SXSW, a tiny late-night unannounced event under the moniker MG&V. Other than recording the album and rehearsing once, they had never played the songs live. The audience (and the mob of onlookers crammed in the doorways and windows) were treated to an impossible-to-forget set by a band of musical comrades who seemed genuinely surprised by the fire that was ignited on stage. It was a rollicking and boisterous show that could have fallen apart at any moment and instead centrifuged into melodic and harmonic brilliance. What held it together was each member's sense of song and performance, a perfect, intuitive balance of craft and feel, equal parts playful and earnest.



    In a time when synthesizers and laptops are taking over stages, Goldsmith, McCauley and Vasquez are leading the pack of young rock songwriters who strive to carry on the tradition of figures such as Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon and Tom Petty. Middle Brother came together in mid-2009 when the three song-smiths realized, after several on-stage collaborations, that they shared a unique vision and wanted to take it one step further, into the studio. Their songs are anthemic, soulful, passionate and confessional.



    The 12 tracks on Middle Brother are the result of their off-the-cuff yet diligent workshop experience. The songs are world-class, the performances raw and immediate as each member pushed the other to bring the best of what they do to the proceedings. The record captures a potent moment in time for these three burgeoning songwriting stars who are just beginning to feel the real power in their respective talents. The members of Middle Brother are confident, but not resolute and stuck. They are willing to explore and are open to each others ideas as they work towards the common ideal of the redemptive power of the song.

    1. Daydreaming
    2. Blue Eyes
    3. Thanks For Nothing
    4. Middle Brother
    5. Theater
    6. Portland
    7. Wilderness
    8. Me Me Me
    9. Someday
    10. Blood and Guts
    11. Mom and Dad
    12. Million Dollar Bill
    Middle Brother
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  • Live From Austin, TX (Jerry Lee Lewis) Live From Austin, TX (Jerry Lee Lewis) Quick View

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    Live From Austin, TX (Jerry Lee Lewis)

    "Rock and Roll's the thing and Jerry Lee's the King " or so said an English fan once upon a time somewhere. Elvis fans might dispute that title, but nobody else in the history of popular music would dare call himself "The Killer." Of all the legends who came out of Sun Records in the 1950s - Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison - no one would have bet the last one standing would be the pill-popping, whiskey-guzzling, gun-waving hellion from Ferriday, LA except The Killer, of course. Jerry Lee Lewis took black rhythm & blues, white gospel, and other funky Mississippi sounds and turned them into rock and roll. But Jerry Lee's life also is, and has always been, his piano; he has kicked and banged and set on fire (literally) many of them over the course of six-plus decades. He almost never made it to Austin City Limits. He canceled one appearance and, only weeks before this recording on October 17, 1983, his wife died in a freak swimming pool accident at their home. But he did make it, and what we have here is one of the most amazing performances ever to go down on the ACL stage. Throughout the day he was a perfect gentleman, showing up on time and acting very graciously to one and all, but once he hit the stage, all hell broke loose. The songs speak for themselves; they're ALL here. For many years later, Jerry Lee would carry a tape of this show to play for friends (and himself, many times). When I tried to book him again for a return performance, the response was, "Jerry Lee doesn't think he could possibly do a better show."


    - Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits)

    1. Keep My Motor Runnin'
    2. You Win Again
    3. Sweet Little 16
    4. 39 And Holding
    5. Think About It Darlin'
    6. Rock & Roll Over (Teenage Queen)
    7. Boogie Woogie Country Man
    8. C C Rider
    9. Chantilly Lace
    10. I'll Find It Where I Can
    11. In The Garden
    12. No Headstone On My Grave
    13. What'd I Say
    14. Great Balls Of Fire
    15. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
    Jerry Lee Lewis
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    Modern Nature

    THE CHARLATANS:- Tim Burgess, Mark Collins, Martin Blunt and Tony Rogers - release their twelfth album, MODERN NATURE on BMG Chrysalis. The album comes after a brutally difficult year for the band following the death from brain cancer of their old friend and drummer Jon Brookes last year. Rogers says that they were determined to carry on, to honour Brookes' memory - Jon was adamant that there was going to be another Charlatans record, and you have to put that into your own thoughts. The band went into their studio Big Mushroom in January 2014 and as Tim recalls We were aching for the summer when we wrote it. It was freezing and we were trying to write songs that made us happy. " The result is Modern Nature. Featuring eleven new tracks, including the recent limited edition 7" single and 6 Music A List record 'Talking In Tones', the album was produced by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Portishead). The album features a cacophony of contributors from their three temporary drummers - Pete Salisbury of The Verve, Stephen Morris of New Order and Gabriel Gurnsey of DFA's avant-disco group Factory Floor, to Kate Bushs' backing singers Melanie Marshall and Sandra Marvin, strings by Sean O' Hagan and brass courtesy of Dexys' Big Jim Paterson. Q have already described the album as "one the finest of their career."
    1. Talking In Tones
    2. So Oh
    3. Come Home Baby
    4. Keep Enough
    5. Tall Grass
    6. Emilie
    7. Let The Good Times Be Never Ending
    8. Need You To Know
    9. Lean In
    10. Trouble Understanding
    11. Lot To Say
    The Charlatans
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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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    Angel Guts: Red Classroom

    Angel Guts: Red Classroom is the beginning of Xiu Xiu's descent from grayness into the deepest blackness endurable. It is the sound of Xiu Xiu's death.


    This is a bold proposition, even for a band that has never so much pushed the envelope as pulled it (forcefully) away from the line other musicians are willing to toe. And now, in what is unquestionably their darkest hour, Xiu Xiu have lit the envelope on fire and are using it as a torch to light the path ahead.


    Having spent the previous four years living in North Carolina, primary songwriter Jamie Stewart relocated to Los Angeles, moving blindly into a neighborhood whose notoriously dangerous reputation was unknown to him.


    A park divided among four gangs, a lake routinely dragged for bodies, a building wherein two infant skeletons were recently uncovered -- the aura of his new home bleeds into every pore of the album, each lyric and note bearing traces of its essence: the terrible beauty, the despair, the violence, the ultra humanity, the uncertainty.


    I know to a degree I must have romanticized it, Stewart admits, But when it's not safe to go out at night, what else can one?


    Romanticized is hardly the word anyone other than Stewart would use. Like its namesake, a Japanese erotic noir film, Angel Guts: Red Classroom is as radical as it is inventive. The subject matter -- racialized sex, double suicide, double penetration, criminality, fear of physical harm -- is unsuitable for the faint of heart. But when the heart has stopped beating, only the soul remains to carry on. And here, Stewart transcribes his without boundaries.


    Your face is down alone / On your desk / At the end of the city / You were squashed into / There is no one you love. So begins the album's first verse.


    In the wrong hands, such topics could be rendered as far-fetched fantasies. But Stewart's evocative vocals lend his provocative lyrics the balance they need, grounding them in a stark realism that forces us to acknowledge their existence, even confront them (as discomforting as that is).


    Unsettling, too, is the music. Working with only analog synths, drum set, and 1970's analog drum machines, Xiu Xiu has never before sounded so focused, so captivating, so intent on delivering a kick to the throat.


    Though influences can be cited (Suicide, Kraftwerk, Nico, EinstÜrzende Neubauten), they are ultimately far less relevant than the mark this album will leave on other musicians and music fans from this point forward.


    Take Stupid in the Dark -- its tone ominous and pulsing, its harmonies simple and direct, its grip unrelenting. Or Botanica de Los Angeles, a sparse, yet undeniably anthemic merging of bruising drums and bone-rattling bass synths.


    Unbearably dark, yet incredibly illuminating, on the John Congleton-produced Angel Guts: Red Classroom Xiu Xiu continues to forge (and at times risk) its reputation as avant-garde pioneers. It is the work of a band unraveling to its core and exposing the boldness within.


    Xiu Xiu may be dead, but its will is more alive than ever.

    1. Angel Guts
    2. Archie's Fades
    3. Stupid in the Dark
    4. Lawrence Liquors
    5. Black Dick
    6. New Life Immigration
    7. EL Naco
    8. Adult Friends
    9. The Silver Platter
    10. Bitter Melon
    11. A Knife in the Sun
    12. Cinthya's Unisex
    13. Botanica de Los Angeles
    14. Red Classroom
    Xiu Xiu
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    Amigos

    The Santana/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Original 1976 Rock Fusion Classic Amigos Album!


    First Time 180 Gram Vinyl + Gatefold Cover + Full Color Insert Presentation!


    Mastered By Joe Reagoso - Pressed At R.T.I.


    The legendary Santana set the music world on fire back in the late sixties out of San Francisco with their hypnotic blend of Latin-fused rock, jazz and soul, augmented with brilliant and skillful musicianship of their leader and
    guitarist Carlos Santana. Bursting on the scene initially with the worldwide smash hit single Evil Ways (Santana's
    Greatest Hits Friday Music #33050), this first offering would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Carlos Santana would take the band to the top of
    all the popular music charts as the 1976 fusion classic Amigos would go on to yield a plethora of hit tracks at all
    formats of radio,


    notic blend of Latin-fused rock, jazz and soul, augmented with brilliant and skillful musicianship of their leader and
    guitarist Carlos Santana. Bursting on the scene initially with the worldwide smash hit single Evil Ways (Santana's
    Greatest Hits Friday Music #33050), this first offering would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
    Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Carlos Santana would take the band to the top of
    all the popular music charts as the 1976 fusion classic Amigos would go on to yield a plethora of hit tracks at all
    formats of radio.


    As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Santana's Amigos included some significant
    album tracks too like the rocking masterpiece Let Me and the powerful Gitano, which features the legendary funk and
    soul percussion of Armando Pereza. More deep funk and fusion follow with tunes like Take Me With You which also
    feature the stunning lead guitar work of Carlos Santana, plus his long time associates Tom Coster on keyboards, David
    Brown on bass, Leon Chancler on drums, and newest member Greg Walker with his stellar vocals which helped carry
    the band back into gold and platinum territory with this wonderful album. All in all, this is a collection of songs which
    took the fans by storm, forever retaining the title superstars to the Santana franchise.


    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Amigos by Santana. Mastered
    impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain.
    Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly resonates as you remember from years ago.


    To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for
    a very short time being offered in its original gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original album cover design,
    plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed beautifully as a separate insert, as well as the custom labels featuring
    the beautiful Amigos design.


    Welcome back and celebrate the music of Santana with their amazing Amigos an audiophile first time vinyl
    release, only from your friends at Friday Music. Dance Sister Dance!

    1. Dance Sister Dance
    2. Take Me with You
    3. Let Me
    4. Gitano
    5. Tell Me Are You Tired
    6. Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile)
    7. Let It Shine
    Santana
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    Politico

    Nacional Records is excited to announce the vinyl release of Mexican Institute of Sound's (M.I.S.) critically acclaimed,
    DJ-favorite albums 'Politico,' 'Pinata,' 'Mejico Maxico and 'Soy Sauce.'


    Politico, the fifth full-length album by Mexican Institute of Sound (producer and songwriter Camilo Lara) is an album that almost wasn't. In 2011, an enormous amount of the explosive C4 was discovered next door to Lara's residence -- it was set to be detonated; by whom and for what purpose was never determined. In a recent interview, Lara said that he didn't deliberately set out to go into politics, but that politics had come to his house. These 13 songs, composed and assembled by Lara, address the chaos, destruction, tragedy, and violence that have become all-too-familiar elements in Mexican lives. Politico is a statement in the same way that the Clash's Sandinista! or the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks were, but it isn't nostalgic. Nor is it sonically similar to either. Longtime fans of MIS may have some initial issues because there are vocals on almost every tune. But not only do they not they detract from the set's appeal, their urgent expressions add to it. While the topical nature of these songs is undeniable, it doesn't mean this isn't a fun record. Quite the opposite. Lara isn't didactic in his lyrics; these are personal observations, and in that way, carry more weight than slogans. His unique compositional style makes them musically irresistible, and compelling. He uses Mexico's and Latin America's folk forms -- cumbias, descargas, sons, corridos, mariachis, bandas, rancheras, cha-chas, rhumbas, pachangas, and more -- and hard welds them to slamming beats, layered melodies, and infectious keyboard grooves, all via a staggering yet organic-sounding mÉlange of samples from rock & roll, hip-hop, funk, house, disco, techno, etc. Check the wild marimba samples that introduce the melody to Tipo Raro, which originally appeared in the film Made in Mexico. Lara retains the melody throughout, but busts it from its context; he runs head-on into multi-tracked Farfisa organs, a deeply distressed beat, four-on-the-floor loops, rapping, and a brittle bassline that fires directly from the center. Especulando is a driving, funky electro jam. Es-Toy uses accordion and darkly tinged double trombones (à la Willie Colón), a pulsing organ, and chanted vocals. Despite its skittering dance beat and its mariachi horns, Más is pure, frenetic punk rock. Politico is easily the most sophisticated record in the MIS catalog. This is political music without apology; it's also frenzied dance party music that's virtually peerless. - Thom Jurek (All Music Guide)


    M.I.S. tours the world performing at major festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza, with a wide range of
    high-profile television and videogame uses, including HBO 'Entourage' & 'East Bound & Down,' as well as
    'Californication' and videogames like EA Sports' 'FIFA' and the new 'Grand Theft Auto V', for which he curated
    one of the radio stations 'East Los FM.'


    The sound of old Mexican cumbias, boleros and mariachi tunes scrambled with samples, effects and beats.
    - NEW YORK TIMES


    Camilo Lara works the electro-dance scene like the James Murphy [LCD Soundsystem] of Latin America.
    Think Hot Chip visiting the Buena Vista Social Club; think traditional samples with bells and beats; think a
    sweaty indie-dance party. - CMJ

    1. Politico
    2. Especulando
    3. Revolutión!
    4. MÉxico
    5. Es-toy
    6. Más
    7. Ceci n est Pas Une Automate
    8. Se Baila Así
    9. My Buddy @julps
    10. Tipo Raro
    11. Ritmo Internacional
    12. Cumbia Meguro
    13. El Jefe
    Mexican Institute Of Sound
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    Songs In A&E

    Who would have thought that Jason Pierce's Spiritualized would have had any life in them after the rather uninspiring Amazing Grace in 2003? In the intervening five years, Pierce nearly died from double pneumonia. Near death experiences by their very nature are life-changing events. The music on Songs in A&E were recorded in that aftermath, but most of the album was written two years before he got sick; with so much of it about near death and survival, it feels like life imitating art. From the first notes of Sweet Talk, it's obvious that a very different Spiritualized is up and about; an acoustic guitar, a sparse drum kit, the voice quartet, a few horns, and a minimal bassline fuel it. Pierce sweetly croons to a loved one in waltz time; his words are
    simultaneously appeasing and accusatory. The gospel chorus isn't as overblown as it was on Amazing Grace or Let It Come Down. They are in a support role, offering Pierce's reedy voice a fullness and authority it wouldn't have otherwise. The arrangement is lilting but powerful. How strange, then, the sounds of a ventilator that usher in the next track Death Take Your Fiddle: I think I'll drink myself into a coma/And I'll take every way out I can find/But morphine, codeine, Whisky, they won't alter/The way I feel/Now death is not around...Death take your fiddle/And play a song for me. Minor-key acoustic
    guitar and ghostly bass frame Pierce singing a mutant folk-blues that evokes Gary Davis' Death Don't Have No Mercy. The backing vocals float
    wordlessly like death angels, hovering around the vocalist and giving the tune an otherworldly quality.


    But this isn't a song about dying; it's a song about coming close and cheating it; it's eerie. The proof? The next two tracks: I Gotta Fire, and Soul on
    Fire. The former is a taut, Gimme Shelter-esque rocker, the latter, a lush, uptempo love song. Sitting on Fire is a beautifully orchestrated love song:
    it's an admission of weakness and codependency but celebrates both of them at the same time: Baby, I'm sitting on fire/but the flames put a hole in my
    heart/when we're together we stand so tall/But a part of me falls to the floor/Sets me free /I do believe it'll burn up in me for the rest of my life. Strings,
    vibes, marimbas, and drums crash in to the center of the mix carrying the protagonist into oblivion. Yeah, Yeah is a scorching rocker that feels like the
    Bad Seeds meeting the old Spacemen 3. You Lie You Cheat, crashes in Velvets style with acoustic guitar and screeching feedback. The chorus sings
    atop a flailing drum kit, distorted strings, and wailing electric guitar. The marimbas and strings that power Baby, I'm Just a Fool, sweetly underscore a
    very dark pop song, complete with da-do-da-do-dat det-det-do's. It descends into beautifully textured chaos led by a loopy violin solo over seven
    minutes. Songs in A&E is the most consistent recording Spiritualized has issued since 1997's Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space. It
    contains the best elements of the band's signature sound, and paradoxically hedonistic yet utterly spiritual lyric themes. That said, newly focused energy,
    willfully restrained arrangements, and taut compositions give the set a sheer emotional power that no Spiritualized recording has ever displayed before,
    making it, quite possibly, their finest outing yet.

    - Thomas Jurek (All Music)

    LP1
    1. Harmony 1 (Mellotron)
    2. Sweet Talk
    3. Death Take Your Fiddle
    4. I Gotta Fire
    5. Soul on Fire
    6. Harmony 2 (Piano)
    7. Sitting on Fire
    8. Yeah Yeah
    9. You Lie You Cheat


    LP2
    1. Harmony 3 (Voice)
    2. Baby I'm Just a Fool
    3. Don't Hold Me Close
    4. Harmony 4 (The Old Man )
    5. The Waves Crash In
    6. Harmony 5 (Accordion)
    7. Borrowed Your Gun
    8. Harmony 6 (Glockenspiel)
    9. Goodnight Goodnight

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    Different Creatures

    Two years on from their youthfully nervy debut, Liverpool's Circa Waves are showing signs of an assured maturity on their sophomore album, 2017's confidently delivered Different Creatures. On 2015's aptly titled Young Chasers, Circa Waves lead singer/songwriter Kieran Shudall cooed and sneered his way through a wave of kinetic post-punk that seemed born as much out of teen angst and a boyish enthusiasm as his obvious love of influences like Arctic Monkeys and the Strokes.

    While still clearly carrying a torch for early-2000s neo-post-punk, Shudall and his Circa Waves bandmates are now road-hardened tour vets, indie rock prodigal sons returned home to reconnect with old mates over a pint, figure out how their relationships went so awry, and contextualize the insanity of the past few years. It's a vibe perhaps best expressed on the yearning Without You, in which Shudall sings, Finally getting some, thank god for home/So, shit food and sleeping pills/Cheap drinks and cheaper thrills/Oh pour me, pour me/And I and I, I will lead this parade/And I will travel for days to get to you. It's a catchy song, as are many on Different Creatures, reminiscent of their previous efforts but with an added layer of muscular guitar fuzz that brings to mind the bombastic '90s sludge of the Pixies crossed with the passionate alt-rock swoon of The Bends-era Radiohead.

    It's probably no coincidence that, prior to working with bands like the Killers and Interpol, Different Creatures producer Alan Moulder made his name working on albums by such alt-rock icons as Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, and Nine Inch Nails. With Moulder at the helm, Circa Waves deliver a varied set of driving anthems that do recapture much of the convergent energy of the '90s Brit-pop and alt-rock scenes. Without overwhelming you with a sense of dÉjà vu, cuts like Out on My Own, Stuck, and Goodbye are massively hooky blasts of guitar rock that subtly draw cues from both older acts like Smashing Pumpkins and similarly inclined contemporary bands like the Killers and Kings of Leon. Elsewhere, Shudall showcases his stylistic range on the John Lennon-esque acoustic ballad Love's Run Out, and leavens the Killers/Kings of Leon influence with some Lindsey Buckingham-ish, Fleetwood Mac-level pop grandeur on the uber-catchy standout Fire That Burns.

    Part of what makes Circa Waves so compelling is that they are able to match the sound of their influences while still believably making the results sound their own. They've grown into an assured rock entity, but they've retained their fundamental sense of working-class Liverpudlian blues. As Shudall sings on Old Friends, I can't believe I'm still up/I can't believe this conversation is still going/I need to really grow up/I drank so much I can't see straight son/What am I doing? Ultimately, with Different Creatures, Circa Waves sound like they know exactly what they are doing.

    - Matt Collar (All Music Guide)

    1. Wake Up
    2. Fire That Burns
    3. Goodbye
    4. Out on My Own
    5. Different Creatures
    6. Cryin Shame
    7. Love Runs Out
    8. Stuck
    9. A Night on the Broken Tiles
    10. Without You
    11. Old Friends
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    The Concrete Confessional

    An institution can be relied on forever. Its foundations don't shake due to the winds of change or tides of trends-no matter how volatile, omnipresent, or tenuous.


    With steadfast determination, drive, and dedication, Hatebreed cement themselves as one of heavy music's strongest institutions on their seventh full-length offering and very first for Nuclear Blast worldwide, 2016's The Concrete Confessional. Since 1994, the Connecticut quintet-Jamey Jasta [vocals], Chris Beattie [bass], Wayne Lozinak [guitar], Frank Novinec [guitar], and Matthew Byrne [drums]-has risen to the ranks of hardcore and heavy metal elite with a GRAMMY® Award nomination, main stage slots on festivals, and countless fans worldwide. 2013's The Divinity Of Purpose earned their highest entry on the Billboard Top 200, bowing at #17 with impressive first-week sales in excess of 17,000. When it came time to return to the studio after two years on the road, Jasta and his cohorts clung to the bedrock on which their legacy stands firm.


    "There's nothing better than loud amps, riffs that hit you right in the chest, and lyrics that spark a new thought and give you a charge," he declares. "That's our musical DNA. We could just be who we are. We don't need to incorporate whatever the trend is. We can just be Hatebreed. There are some new highlights to the game, but you know it's us."


    The Divinity Of Purpose saw them become a headliner in locations such as Slovenia, Slovakia, Russia, Japan, and beyond. They would perform at Poland's Woodstock in front of 400,000 people. Stateside, the band supported longtime friends Slipknot on an extensive 2015 run in between festival appearances at Rock On The Range, Welcome To Rockville, and more as well as Motörhead's Motörboat with Slayer and Motörhead.


    "Riding into this album, I realized we could play with bands of every genre nearly anywhere without deviating from who we are," continues Jasta. "The Motörboat was really a highlight of our career. We played this exclusive event with some of our chief influences. We got to literally chart new territory."


    Returning home in the Fall of 2015, they entered the studio with longtime producer Zeuss [Rob Zombie, Soulfly]. Immediately, they channeled the spirit that's long defined their signature sound. By January, the record was mixed by Josh Wilbur [Megadeth, Lamb Of God] and primed for ignition.


    "We had a really good vibe in the studio," he says. "The record is a snapshot of this time for us."


    It also reflects what's going on outside. The opening track and first single "A.D." fuses together torrential thrashed-out guitars, double bass drums, and Jasta's immortal growl before an incendiary lead. The singer dissects what the American Dream means in a climate of upheaval. "Fight fire with fire, you'll see everyone's burning," he screams. Think of it as "Vote With A Bullet" or "Holy Wars The Punishment Due" for the Instagram age.


    "It's a mirror of both sides of the story whether it's what you believe in the media or what you actually see," he explains. "Musically, it came together quickly. It's about all of the frustrated feelings that come out when I turn on the news. So much of our attention is focused on the wrong areas. People want to one-up each other with better clothes and cars, and it's all bullshit. Nobody goes to the grave with any of that stuff. It's not all instant gratification. What exists on the phone and computer isn't what exists in real life. What is the American Dream anymore?"


    The machine gun chug of "Looking Down The Barrel Of Today" proves equally uplifting and undeniable. "I wanted something to get crowds pumped up," he admits. "So many fans will tell us, 'Your records help me get through my life.' I needed to encourage this cyclical power to get up and face the day. You either make the best of today, or you're done in by it."


    "Something's Off" carries an ominously lyrical bass line into a guttural chant, showcasing Jasta's chilling vocal dynamics in the process. "I've written songs about depression, alcoholism, and falling back into destructive patterns," he says. "However, I never felt like I could really put my finger on what anxiety is. It's not just social anxiety but this unexplained feeling of unease. I've felt it since I was in kindergarten. You can't control when it happens. Heavy music has kept that beast at bay-in addition to exercise and experiences with my family. I had to confront it directly in the lyrics here."


    Elsewhere, "Remember When" and "Slaughtered In Their Dreams" juxtapose visceral lyricism with a searing sonic backdrop as chaotic as it is catchy. Through and through, The Concrete Confessional is classic Hatebreed.


    In order to transfer this message to the masses, the band inked a global deal with Nuclear Blast. "They're world-renowned mainstays in the metal community," he smiles. "We get to be in the company of career bands we look up to." These musicians have come a long way from the East Coast's storied nineties underground scene. Their journey has seen them achieve a 2005 GRAMMY® Award nod in the category of "Best Metal Performance" for "Live For This," sell over 1.2 million records, and land a #1 debut on Billboard's DVD Chart with 2009's Live Dominance. Moreover, they've annihilated audiences from OZZfest Japan and Download Festival to Wacken, Hellfest, and beyond.


    Now, The Concrete Confessional fits right into the bold, bloody, and beating heart of the Hatebreed institution.


    "The title had to be something that was heavy and hard, but also vulnerable and honest," Jasta leaves off. "Heavy music is this cleansing, therapeutic, and cathartic experience. You're on that concrete floor, the guitars are crushing you, and someone's screaming their head off-sharing their pain and aspects of their life through words, poetry, or songs. There's nothing like it. You confess you have negative thoughts, and you purge them. For however long you're at the show, there are no bills to pay, issues to deal with, or problems holding you back. You can be free."

    1. A.D.
    2. Looking Down The Barrel Of Today
    3. Seven Enemies
    4. In The Walls
    5. From Grace We've Fallen
    6. Us Against Us
    7. Something's Off
    8. Remember When
    9. Slaughtered In Their Dreams
    10. The Apex Within
    11. Walking The Knife
    12. Dissonance
    13. Serve Your Masters
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    Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star

    speaking of air and darkness, Born on a Gangster Star cameinto the world in a big damn hurry, like nightfall on an island.You can see it happening, but then again it's so gradual that thenext thing you know-it's dark.

    Imbued with the energy and ideas from all the creative embersfloating in the atmosphere like fireflies, Shabazz Palacesrecorded this entire album over the course of two weeks withBlood in Seattle. New gear and new equipment disintegratedcomfort zones into dust and a new path appeared in the rubble.

    Herein the Palaceer continues the tale of Quazar, a sentientbeing from somewhere else, an observer sent here to Amurdercato chronicle and explore as a musical emissary. What he finds inour world is a cutthroat place, a landscape where someone likehim could never quite feel comfortable amidst all the brutalityand alternative facts and death masquerading as connectivity.

    Inspired by days on end spent in the waves-water and light,both-of Southern California, the work came to the Palaceer in aflash, like being picked up by something and carried. Alwaysdribbling with his head up, he can see what's going on aroundhim and react to it, rather than starting in a certain direction andhoping to achieve something upon arrival.

    What's good?-the kids ask. What does it even mean, and whatdoes it even matter? Who is behind these choices? We are all ofus sitting under a waterfall of all. this. shit. But it's the excessthat is casting us into ruts.

    The Palaceer stays away from the fleeting and the superficialnonessential. Stay away from your device-your phantomlimb-and stay away from your image-your phantom self; thatis his decree. Considering the motions behind the things you liketo consume artistically, rather than just the way something looksor sounds, and thinking in layers, and trying to be more considerateand not so self-oriented-this is his medicine for combat.

    Born on a Gangster Star flirts with a pop sensibility, but throughthe prism of Shabazz Palaces's fire and fury. For the Palaceer,that sense is all about how the groove is moving, and thesupernatural telepathy that occurs amongst his cohort. Appearinghere, in body or in spirit, are Julian Casablancas, Thundercat,Darrius Willrich, Gamble and Huff, Loud Eyes Lou, Thaddillac,Ahmir, Jon Kirby, Sunny Levine, and Blood. The storybelongs to Quazarz, but the air and darkness belong to us.

    And so we shine a light on the fake.

    1. Since C.A.Y.A
    2. When Cats Claw
    3. Shine a Light (feat. Thaddillac)
    4. Dèesse Du Sang
    5. Eel Dreams (feat. Loud Eyes Lou)
    6. Parallax (feat. The Palaceer Lazaro)
    7. Fine Ass Hairdresser
    8. The Neurochem Mixalogue
    9. That's How City Life Goes
    10. Moon Whip QuÄz (feat. Darrius)
    11. Federalist Papers
    Shabazz Palaces
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    Legion: XX (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: May 18, 2018*


    RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, BURN THE PRIEST, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler's brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to LAMB OF GOD - and the rest is global metal history.


    Guitarist Mark Morton says, "To truly understand the essence of the band BURN THE PRIEST, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY 'zines turned us onto new bands and regional scenes, and 'copy and paste' still implied a print shop and a glue stick."


    BURN THE PRIEST's self-titled debut album, released via Philadelphia-based Legion Records, documented what was, in essence, a primal punk band performing metal. Ultimately, as they grew in local popularity, the five-piece chose to stray away from their name to avoid being associated with satanic metal, choosing the name LAMB OF GOD.


    Morton continues, "As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band."


    As they enter their 20th year since releasing their first self-titled album as BURN THE PRIEST, the band will release a full-length covers album that reflects on the greatness of classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise - rock subgenres that contributed to what LAMB OF GOD - and indeed, the world - now view as modern heavy metal.


    As BURN THE PRIEST, the band presents Legion: XX - featuring tracks originally performed by CRO-MAGS, AGNOSTIC FRONT, QUICKSAND, MINISTRY, BAD BRAINS, MELVINS, S.O.D., THE ACCUSED, BIG BLACK and Richmond punk band SLIANG LAOS. The tracks are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept the band vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their formative years. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.


    "Our inauspicious beginnings somehow grew into something none of us had ever even imagined possible, let alone aspired to, however, this is the story of BURN THE PRIEST," adds Morton. "The songs we chose to cover on this album reflect that story. They are touchstones from that point in time. The inspiration we gleaned from these bands and these songs carries through our work and our creative pursuits, even to this day. Many thanks to these bands for lighting our fire and endless gratitude to our fans around the world for keeping it lit."


    "I've been an ACCUSED fan since I was 14 when they were on the »Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 3« compilation with C.O.C. and all these amazing crossover bands," says frontman Randy Blythe. "Their singer Blaine Cook was a huge influence on me, vocally."


    Drummer Chris Adler recalls, "'Inherit The Earth' hit me in the face soon after I managed to get my grubby mitts on the album sometime around '88. I got the ACCUSED record at a "Yellow Banana" record store on Route 1 south of DC while in route back from my "counselor" to my home in Woodbridge, Virginia. I got home and grabbed my board and I rocked it on my Discman. At about 2:12 into the tune the clouds parted above me and on a loudspeaker, God bellowed down to me, 'RECEIVE YOUR PURPOSE.' That was the moment I knew that if I tried hard enough, I could convey myself and how I felt - with music. It will never be "ours," and we know that about all the tunes we've covered, but hopefully one of them hit you in the face as I had been, and God will part the clouds for you, too."


    Blythe adds, "I have a radio show on Gimmie Radio, and [the station] is all metal shows except for mine. I do the punk rock show because I want to show the direct correlation between my band, and the punk scene going back to THE MC5 and THE STOOGES. There is a direct link - look at old pictures of METALLICA, SLAYER and ANTHRAX, and they're wearing MISFITS, D.R.I., and C.O.C. t-shirts. They fused the technicality of metal with the intensity of punk rock. Before them, metal was like in slow motion. Speed metal bands were listening to DISCHARGE. I beat that drum all the time when I talk to kids."


    Legion: XX is a sonic tribute to metal's dark, dirty secret - the punk inspiration of all future heavy music to come.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. Inherit The Earth (originally performed by THE ACCUSED)
    2. Honey Bucket (originally performed by MELVINS)
    3. Kerosene (originally performed by BIG BLACK)
    4. Kill Yourself (originally performed by S.O.D.)
    5. I Against I (originally performed by BAD BRAINS)
    6. Axis Rot (originally performed by SLIANG LAOS)
    7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (originally performed by MINISTRY)
    8. One Voice (originally performed by AGNOSTIC FRONT)
    9. Dine Alone (originally performed by QUICKSAND)
    10. We Gotta Know (originally performed by CRO-MAGS)
    Burn The Priest (Lamb Of God)
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    Hot Rocks 1964-1971

    180 Gram Clear Vinyl From ABKCO'S Clearly Classic Reissue Series


    Double Gatefold


    Re-mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering


    Cut at Trutone Mastering by Carl Rowatti


    Pressed at RTI


    Hot Rocks 1964-1971 is the first compilation album of Rolling Stones music released by former manager Allen Klein's ABKCO Records (who gained control of the band's Decca/London material in 1970) after the band's departure from Decca and Klein. Released in late 1971, it proved to be The Rolling Stones' biggest-selling release of their career and an enduring and popular retrospective.


    After reportedly having been duped by Klein to unknowingly sign over the recording copyrights to all of their material from 1963 to 1970, The Rolling Stones left Decca and formed their own label, Rolling Stones Records, with a new distributor. They recorded Sticky Fingers throughout 1970, releasing it the following spring. Although Klein-and now ABKCO-no longer had The Rolling Stones as clients, their fruitful catalogue was ripe for the picking and, thus, Hot Rocks 1964-1971 was quickly compiled as a double album greatest hits package.


    While the album carries most of the band's biggest hits during their first decade, it does drop a few of them in order to include standout tracks such as Play With Fire, Under My Thumb and Gimme Shelter giving listeners a more well-rounded impression of The Rolling Stones' music in this era. Although Brown Sugar and Wild Horses are a part of Sticky Fingers, those two songs are co-owned by the band and Allen Klein because The Rolling Stones recorded the songs while they were still under contract to Decca.

    LP 1
    1. Time Is On My Side
    2. Heart Of Stone

    3. Play With Fire
    4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    5. As Tears Go By
    6. Get Off My Cloud
    7. Mother's Little Helper

    8. 19th Nervous Breakdown
    9. Paint It Black
    10. Under My Thumb
    11. Ruby Tuesday
    12. Let's Spend The Night Together


    LP2
    1. Jumping Jack Flash

    2. Street Fighting Man
    3. Sympathy For The Devil

    4. Honky Tonk Women
    5. Gimme Shelter
    6. Midnight Rambler (Live)
    7. You Can't Always Get What You Want

    8. Brown Sugar
    9. Wild Horses

    The Rolling Stones
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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