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  • The Art Of Self Defense The Art Of Self Defense Quick View

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    The Art Of Self Defense

    180g double vinyl version from Southern Lord in Stoughton gatefold jacket with 20 page bound in 12" x 12" book and printed inner-sleeves.

    Cult metal favorite High On Fire was founded by former Sleep guitarist Matt Pike in the summer of 1998. Berthed out of the need to simply play guitar again, Pike jammed with and settled on a line-up of powerhouse drummer Des Kensel and longtime guitarist compatriot George Rice, who made the switch to bass to round out the trio. They had scarcely been together for a few months before demoing three songs. That demo, featuring "Master of Fists" and instant classics "10,000 Years" and "Blood from Zion," became among the most sought-after tapes in the underground metal scene. High On Fire got straight to the point, bashing away with a neanderthal sense of purpse and creating hyptnotic, droning waves of powerful riffs and low-end thunder of the likes not heard before.


    Throughout '99, High On Fire continued writing for their debut full-length. The band recorded their debut with Sleep engineer/producer Billy Anderson at Shark Bite Studios in Oakland, CA. The Art of Self Defense served up a rock hard, unorthodox form of modern metal cloaked in strange religious theology and the trio's style was unique, distinct, heavy as all fuck and absolutely crushing. The album immediately became a cult classic and not even the closure of the label that released the album (Man's Ruin) could stop the powerhouse that had been unleashed. Tee Pee records reissued the album in 2001 with 2 bonus tracks: "Steel Shoes" and a ripping cover of the Celtic Frost song "The Usurper."


    Another meticulously packaged vinyl release from the masters of the craft. Without question one of the most supernal releases in the history of the label!

    1. Baghdad
    2. 10,000 Years
    3. Blood From Zion
    4. Last
    5. Fireface
    6. Master of Fists
    High On Fire
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  • Excavation Excavation Quick View

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    Excavation

    Tri Angle Records is very excited to release The Haxan Cloak's eagerly-awaited second album, Excavation. In 2011 with the release of his debut, self titled album, The Haxan Cloak, solo project of multi instrumentalist, Bobby Krlic, appeared seemingly out of nowhere with an impressively fully formed sound that blew away most anyone who heard it. Recorded over the space of 3 years, The Haxan Cloak was a wildly ambitious fusion of malevolent strings, junkyard found-sounds and primitive percussion, Krlic's grand ambitions transcending the fact that it was all recorded in a shed at the bottom of Krlic's parent's home in Wakefield, Yorkshire. In the two years since the release of his debut, Krlic relocated to London and began working on it's epic follow up, and Tri Angle Records debut; Excavation.


    Bolstered by the concept he was developing for his follow up and a desire to challenge himself into new terrains, Krlic has evolved his sound to incorporate more of his electronic influences. The result is an album awash with serrated beats and cavernous sub-bass, meshing with the classical drones and ghostly details The Haxan Cloak fans will have already been accustomed to. Excavation finds Krlic confidently adopting a more minimalist approach to his compositions, experimenting with space and silence without forsaking any of the intensity that made his debut such a powerful statement of intent.


    If The Haxan Cloak was conceived as the soundtrack to a character's journey towards death, Excavation is its sequel representing the journey after death. Excavation is about disconnecting entirely from this and entering upon a more astral plane, explaining some of the albums more ethereal, ambient moments that are in constant tension with jagged and aggressive elements. This journey isn't supposed to represent an archetypal Heaven or Hell scenario, but something more abstract and unknowable; the abstraction of the situation being one of its most unsettling aspects. Excavation is another uncompromising, incredibly personal record from an artist who is continuing to operate very much within his own world.

    1. Consumed
    2. Excavation (Part 1)
    3. Excavation (Part 2)
    4. Mara
    5. Miste
    6. The Mirror Reflecting (Part 1)
    7. The Mirror Reflecting (Part 2)
    8. Dieu
    9. The Drop
    The Haxan Cloak
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  • IV: One With The Storm IV: One With The Storm Quick View

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    IV: One With The Storm

    Finland's GHOST BRIGADE haunts the spaces between worlds. Their heavy, mournful music is the sound of dusk; mining the distinctive Finnish sound of sorrow and the vast, heavy drone of the post-metal cosmos. Plaintive vocals sing songs of loss, and cloak both a sonic and emotional weight that resonates deeply. 'IV: One with the Storm' is a dark, emotional, and truly moving album of the heaviest modern metal.
    1. Wretched Blues
    2. Departures
    3. Aurora
    4. Disembodied Voices
    5. Electra Complex
    6. Stones And Pillars
    7. Anchored
    8. The Knife
    9. Long Way To The Graves
    10. ElÄmÄ On Tulta
    Ghost Brigade
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  • The False Alarms The False Alarms Quick View

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    The False Alarms

    Fol Chen make the soundtrack to a future that never was. To listen is to leave the comfort of nostalgia and land with both feet in a bolder 21st century. The False Alarms continues the band's electro-pop odyssey, now with a honed character and a more distinct palette of sounds. Fol Chen has also traded its cloak of anonymity for defiant confidence featuring Sinosa Loa as its new front voice. It's pop music for people who aren't sure where or when they are, but who know it's nowhere they've been before.
    1. The FalseAlarms
    2. Boys In The Woods
    3. I.O.U.
    4. Hemispheres
    5. The Fifth Season
    6. ATourist Town
    7. You Took the Train
    8. Doubles
    9. 200 Words
    10. This Place Is On TV
    Fol Chen
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  • I'm Only Dreaming I'm Only Dreaming Quick View

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    I'm Only Dreaming

    Tyler, TX-based indie pop outfit Eisley has announced I'm Only Dreaming, the band's fifth full-length, which was produced by Will Yip (Circa Survive, Balance & Composure, Lauryn Hill) and will be released via Equal Vision Records.


    Vocalist/guitarist Sherri DuPree-Bemis opened up about "You Are Mine" revealing, "This song is about loving someone deeply and the beauty and challenges that come with being in a long-term, committed relationship. You're going to argue, you're going to rub each other wrong and disagree and drive each other absolutely crazy sometimes but at the end of the day you just want to be together. ('You're my everything, my sun and moon, you make me swoon; Wake me up, talk too much, piss me off, but you are mine')."


    I'm Only Dreaming stays true to form of the band's signature dreamy sound, with DuPree-Bemis elaborating, "Musically, you could say it's classic Eisley, in the sense that it's melodic, moody pop and is written from the heart. Lyrically, it's very whimsical; it has a vibe that will take you into its own world and let you escape your normal life for a few minutes. I like to cloak things in a little mystery and romance; I think it's part of what makes all of Eisley's songs sound like they're from the same world. Every record is like opening and reading a book in a series."

    1. Always Wrong
    2. Defeatist
    3. A Song for the Birds
    4. Sparking
    5. My Best Friend
    6. Rabbit Hole
    7. Louder Than a Lion
    8. You Are Mine
    9. When You Fall
    10. Snowfall
    11. Brightest Fire
    Eisley
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    Women

    Women's self-titled debut touches upon Velvet Underground, Swell Maps and This Heat while not really having any obvious precursors. A lo-fi masterpiece cloaked in layers of vibrato and guitar wash. Women effortlessly mix noise, static and infectious hooks that manage to lean towards progressive psychedelia without pretense. The band is made up of Patrick Flegel, Matthew Flegel, Michael Wallace and Christopher Reimer and they reside in Calgary, Canada.

    1. Cameras

    2. Lawncare

    3. Woodbine

    4. Black Rice

    5. Sag Harbor Bridge

    6. Group Transport Hall

    7. Shaking Hand

    8. Upstairs

    9. January 8th

    10. Flashlights
    Women
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  • The Unexamined Life The Unexamined Life Quick View

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    The Unexamined Life

    Supreme Dicks put out one single in their career. It was a double B-side. Maybe they had a sense of humor, but in hindsight it's hard to tell.


    Falling somewhere between Captain Beefheart, Throbbing Gristle and SALEM in the lineage of musicians who've found a muse in the nasty, brutish brevity of life, Supreme Dicks chose to cloak disarmingly real paranoia and grief in the contemporary trappings of late '80s and early '90s lo-fi college rock. They may have inhabited the same sonic and physical space as colleagues like Dinosaur jr. (Lou Barlow was an occasional Dick, and at least one early Dinosaur jr show was actually played by Dicks in disguise), but they stripped away all youthful yearning and anticipation in favor of a bleak and unblinking certainty. Honest, frank, and free of ironic distance. Obtuse and yet so essential that it can't help but feel familiar to anyone who's ever spent a sleepless night wondering whether there's any point to all of this. And, on occasion, warm, intimate and lovely.


    The Supreme Dicks formed while students at Massachusetts' Hampshire College in the twilight of the Reagan era. The campus was a fractured post-hippie free-for-all that many students theorized was a right-wing think tank experiment in pitting progressives against each other. The constantly revolving lineup centered around Daniel Oxenberg, Jon Shere, Steve Shavel, Mark Hanson, Jim Spring, and whoever else was around and willing to torture an instrument. They advocated the teachings of Wilhelm Reich and were vocal about focusing their creative energy via celibacy. This may do much to explain the constant, unrelenting tension that provides the driving force behind the most powerful moments in their music. Regardless of tempo or arrangement, Supreme Dicks songs play like soundtracks to autoerotic asphyxiation, haunting tones that ring in the ears at the moment consciousness is lost and not guaranteed to return.


    Jagjaguwar is proud to reintroduce the complete recordings of Supreme Dicks in the form of Breathing and Not Breathing, a four CD set that includes both of the band's studio albums, The Unexamined Life from 1993 and The Emotional Plague from 1996, along with 1994's Workingman's Dick, a collection of early archival recordings, and the 1996 EP This Is Not A Dick, which has been fleshed out with rare and unreleased tracks. Also available are 2xLP editions of The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague, neither of which has been previously released on vinyl.

    1. In A Sweet Song
    2. The Arabian Song
    3. The Sun's Bells
    4. Jack Smith
    5. That I May Never Forget And Stay
    6. Garden Of Your Past
    7. Jack-O-Lantern
    8. River Song
    9. The Fallout Song
    10. Azure Dome
    11. The Forest Song (or Especially When The October Wind With Frosty Fingers, Punishes My Hair)
    12. Hyacinth Girls
    13. Ten Past Eleven
    14. Woody Would Have Wanted It That Way
    15. Strange Song
    Supreme Dicks
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  • The Emotional Plague The Emotional Plague Quick View

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    The Emotional Plague

    Supreme Dicks put out one single in their career. It was a double B-side. Maybe they had a sense of humor, but in hindsight it's hard to tell.


    Falling somewhere between Captain Beefheart, Throbbing Gristle and SALEM in the lineage of musicians who've found a muse in the nasty, brutish brevity of life, Supreme Dicks chose to cloak disarmingly real paranoia and grief in the contemporary trappings of late '80s and early '90s lo-fi college rock. They may have inhabited the same sonic and physical space as colleagues like Dinosaur jr. (Lou Barlow was an occasional Dick, and at least one early Dinosaur jr show was actually played by Dicks in disguise), but they stripped away all youthful yearning and anticipation in favor of a bleak and unblinking certainty. Honest, frank, and free of ironic distance. Obtuse and yet so essential that it can't help but feel familiar to anyone who's ever spent a sleepless night wondering whether there's any point to all of this. And, on occasion, warm, intimate and lovely.


    The Supreme Dicks formed while students at Massachusetts' Hampshire College in the twilight of the Reagan era. The campus was a fractured post-hippie free-for-all that many students theorized was a right-wing think tank experiment in pitting progressives against each other. The constantly revolving lineup centered around Daniel Oxenberg, Jon Shere, Steve Shavel, Mark Hanson, Jim Spring, and whoever else was around and willing to torture an instrument. They advocated the teachings of Wilhelm Reich and were vocal about focusing their creative energy via celibacy. This may do much to explain the constant, unrelenting tension that provides the driving force behind the most powerful moments in their music. Regardless of tempo or arrangement, Supreme Dicks songs play like soundtracks to autoerotic asphyxiation, haunting tones that ring in the ears at the moment consciousness is lost and not guaranteed to return.


    Jagjaguwar is proud to reintroduce the complete recordings of Supreme Dicks in the form of Breathing and Not Breathing, a four CD set that includes both of the band's studio albums, The Unexamined Life from 1993 and The Emotional Plague from 1996, along with 1994's Workingman's Dick, a collection of early archival recordings, and the 1996 EP This Is Not A Dick, which has been fleshed out with rare and unreleased tracks. Also available are 2xLP editions of The Unexamined Life and The Emotional Plague, neither of which has been previously released on vinyl.

    1. Synaesthesia
    2. Cuchulain (Blackbirds Loom)
    3. Columnated Ruins/Seeing Distant Chimneys
    4. Along a Bearded Glade
    5. Swell Song
    6. Showered
    7. A Donkey's Burial in a Tower on a Mirage
    8. Adoration de l'Agneau Mystique
    9. Porridge for the Calydonian Bar
    10. Siberian Penal Colony (Ode to Joel Stanley)
    11. Green Wings Fly Adventure (Showered Reprise)
    Supreme Dicks
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  • Love And Devotion Love And Devotion Quick View

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    Love And Devotion

    Heterotic is husband-and-wife production team Lara Rix-Martin and Mike Paradinas, the latter the boss and founder of Planet Mu, and a celebrated producer in his own right as µ-Ziq. Their debut release is a composite of four striking instrumental tracks and four unique collaborations with Gravenhurst, the musical pen-name of Nick Talbot who is known for his dark, folk-tinged material for Warp Records. They were brought together by a mutual friend who sensed potential in the pairing.


    For both Talbot and Paradinas, the project is something of a departure. Love & Devotion displays an affinity for hazy, dreamy, '80s-influenced electronic pop shot through with the dynamics and space of modern electronic dance music. The lyrics describe a world profoundly haunted by its past; while allusions to a key event are cloaked in ambiguity, their echoes in the present are described in visceral and magical detail. Love & Devotion's tightly coiled melodies cloaked in an insomniac haze, subtle harmonic shifts and strong vocal counter-melodies conveying sweeping sketches of a troubled, neon world.

    1 Bliss

    2 Blue Lights (feat. Gravenhurst)

    3 Wartime (feat. Gravenhurst)

    4 Robo Corp

    5 Devotion (feat. Gravenhurst)

    6 Knell

    7 Slumber (feat. Gravenhurst)

    8 Fanfare
    Heterotic
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  • Catacombs Catacombs Quick View

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    Catacombs

    Catacombs is Cass McCombs' 4th album and his 2nd for Domino. This album is another stride in his evolution as a great American singer/songwriter. Though the album wouldn't be described as stripped down, its sound evokes a return to his early, simpler sounding, works A and PREfection. It is full of storied songs flush with emotional relevance and accessibility. Each track on Catacombs provides rich context for its listeners: cloaked in shiver inducing melodies which lay the perfect foundation for Cass' true source of transcendence, his vocals and lyrics. The first single from Catacombs, Dreams-Come-True-Girl, features a fantastic vocal contribution from Academy Award and Grammy nominated singer actress Karen Black. She also takes a sublime star turn in the video for the song.

    1. Dreams-Come-True-Girl
    2. Prima Donna
    3. You Saved My Life
    4. DonÆt Vote
    5. The ExecutionerÆs Song
    6. Harmonia
    7. My Sister, My Spouse
    8. Lionkiller Got Married
    9. Eavesdropping On The Competition
    10. Jonesy Boy
    11. One Way To Go
    Cass McCombs
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  • Warfaring Strangers - Darkscorch Canticles Warfaring Strangers - Darkscorch Canticles Quick View

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    Warfaring Strangers - Darkscorch Canticles

    With Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, the impacts of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on US shores and heartlands is revealed as a bludgeoning previously undescribed. In this collection, medieval Bonham thunk and febrile Iommi guitar leads crowd out the bluesy Americana that foregrounded those bands, replacing hippie pastoralism with mythology, armored conflict, sorcery, and doom. From legions of occult-obsessive 1970s bonehead teens, we summoned a horde of 16 bands, cloaked in eons of tortured obscurity, whose sole release amounts to a blistering chapter ripped free of rock's lumbering mythos.


    This music hails from an occluded realm, somewhere just beyond the pot-addled minds of its creators. Lyrically, the Darkscorch Canticles trifle with themes most grave: crippling fear, pagan hostility, paranoia, power addiction-even necromancy. Satan's name is openly invoked, alongside Sauron's. These worried, warlike Canticles occupy a miniscule niche in the American underground of self-released rock, but their appeal is more broad today than in any previous era.

    1. Air - Twelve O'Clock Satanial
    2. Wrath - Warlord
    3. Stonehenge - King of the Golden Hall
    4. Triton Warrior - Sealed in a Grave
    5. Junction - Sorcerer
    6. Stone Axe - Slave of Fear
    7. Wizard - Seance
    8. Stoned Mace - Tasmania
    9. Arrogance - Black Death
    10. Sonaura - Song of Sauron
    11. Dark Star - Spectre
    12. Inside - Wizzard King
    13. Space Rock - Dark Days
    14. Medusa - Black Wizard
    15. Gorgon Medusa - Sweet Child
    16. Hellstorm - Cry For The Newborn
    Various Artists
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  • Screen Memories Screen Memories Quick View

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    Screen Memories

    John Maus is a truly enigmatic musician. Broadly cut from the synth pop cloth, he's fashioned the
    frosty minimalism of its fabric into a cloak of infinite meaning, genuine grace and absurdist humor
    over the course of three defining albums since 2006. His music is a highly mutable affair, whilst
    often described as retro-futurist on behalf of the 80's drum machines and synth sounds employed,
    John's music is more personal than the nostalgic re-tread implied. There's a cinematic quality to
    his songs, with pathos conjured through propelling bass-lines, trailing arpeggios and of course his
    deeply resonant vocal. Moroder helped map out the territory but Maus is more interested in seeking
    cadence through his love of Renaissance polyphony and the experimentation behind post punk. It's
    an amalgamation of musical ideas as radical as its intent.


    Maus is a "man out of time" trying to make sense of the inhumanity of our world through his
    mobilisation of the language of punk rock. His aim is true as he reaches for the seemingly impossible.
    It's a want to emerge as part of greater multiplicity, to appear, to become, to connect that powers his
    songs and the man himself.


    It's now been six years since the widely lauded 2011's 'We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of
    Ourselves' appeared like a thunderbolt of maniacal energy and turned everyone's heads. Now
    regarded an experimental pop classic, Pitiless Censors was a huge breakthrough for Maus as a
    recognised artist and led to a vast reappraisal of his past work. Debut album 2006's Songs and the
    masterful follow up 2008's Love Is Real sounded better than ever the second time round for this
    groundswell of new followers. After touring Pitiless Censors around the world and pulling together
    a collection of rarities and unreleased tracks, Maus then returned to academic pursuits. In 2014, he
    was awarded a doctorate in Political Philosophy for his dissertation on communication and control.
    Shortly thereafter, he began building his own modular synthesizer, etching the printed circuit boards,
    soldering components, and assembling panels, until he had an instrument that matched his vision.
    With this prodigious task completed Maus turned his hand back to song writing and began work on
    what is now his fourth album proper Screen Memories.


    'Screen Memories' was written, recorded, and engineered by Maus over the last few years in his
    home in Minnesota, known genially as the Funny Farm. It's a solitary place situated in the corn plains
    of rural American Midwest. The landscape is as majestic as it is austere and inevitably some of the
    sub-zero winter temperatures creep into the songs as do the buzzing wasps of summer.


    Through the whole album Maus has an undeniable talent in grasping the mettle of each song,
    reaching within and building up a sincere core, before teasing out the edges in acknowledgement to
    the very ridiculousness of its existence. Rather than creating these songs through an enjoyment of the
    process Maus considers himself more in the role of someone discovering them buried just beneath
    the surface. Perhaps the songs presented here are the ones that mask his real intentions, Freud
    pressing record and turning the TV channel to snow. All we can be certain of now though is that John
    Maus is back and he sounds gloriously alive. The triumph of the human is upon us and all the false
    gods and bad jokes will be the first to fall.

    1. The Combine
    2. Teenage Witch
    3. Touchdown
    4. Walls of Silence
    5. Find Out
    6. Decide Decide
    7. Edge of Forever
    8. The People Are Missing
    9. Pets
    10. Sensitive Recollections
    11. Over Phantom
    12. Bombs Away
    John Maus
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  • The Sin And Doom Vol. II The Sin And Doom Vol. II Quick View

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    The Sin And Doom Vol. II


    Pressed On 180-Gram Colored Vinyl


    Now Impending Doom arise once again from where they began, their own alpha and omega as a band, crafting the sixth album as punishing, focused, bottom-heavy, and musically blood-soaked as the earliest efforts that first won them notice before any notions of commerce beckoned them toward the more commonplace career path of the metal music industry. They've worked with top-tier genre producers in the past, including Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Queensrÿche) and Will Putney (Every Time I Die, The Amity Affliction, Thy Art Is Murder), but for album number six, they've returned to the grassroots and hands-on way they engineered and produced their earliest recordings, cloaking it in grimy sonic mysteries anew. Christopher Eck, who produced their first album, oversaw the proceedings once again. This is musical blunt force trauma, from a personal place of desperate salvation and resolve. No competition, no compromise, no careerism. Impending Doom are renewed, purer than ever, united in their collective vision to create the heaviest metal missives imaginable.

    1. The Wretched And Godless
    2. Burn
    3. War Music
    4. Evil
    5. Paved With Bodies
    6. The Serpents Tongue
    7. Unbroken
    8. Devil's Den
    9. Everything's Fake
    10. Run For Your Life (She Calls)
    Impending Doom
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  • Call By Night Call By Night Quick View

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    Call By Night

    Wymond Miles was raised in the working-class small towns of the American
    West. On Call by Night, the singer's latest widescreen opus, Miles masterfully
    evokes that lost landscape, all while grappling with issues of fatherhood, privacy,
    PTSD, violence, and dissipated romance. The album adds a critical new chapter
    to the Fresh & Onlys guitarist's story as an artist, and reasserts him as a major
    voice in contemporary songwriting.


    Call by Night sees Miles building a noticeably bigger sound than on his previous
    solo records, while simultaneously standing as his most intimate work. It's a
    record explicitly written for the fidelity of the vinyl format, with louder songs
    beginning each album side and quieter songs at the interior. His attention to
    sequencing paid off; the album flows like a piece of classic cinema, and sounds
    like it's splashed across a drive-in screen in 70mm. Recorded using vintage gear
    by Phil Manley (The Fucking Champs, Trans Am) at El Studio in San Francisco
    and Miles' Garden Chamber home studio, the record is a treasure of tube-amp
    warmth, and a landmark in the songwriter's catalog.


    Miles wrote most of Call by Night on piano, and while the wall-of-sound guitar
    and cinematic synth playing that helped define his earlier efforts is still present,
    the beating heart of the songs is left more open thanks to his new method. Where
    previous full-lengths were cloaked in distinct aesthetic choices, this record exists
    outside of any stylistic restraints. "Divided in Two," the lead single, considers
    dignity, class, honor, and father-son relationships through the devastating lens of
    PTSD, all set to a sardonic flag-waving waltz, with martial percussive bomb blasts.
    The title track explores the enduring aesthetic of British psych-folk. Other songs
    dip into the traditions of gospel music, sea shanties, and even big-box power
    ballads, using antique instruments and Miles' unique perspective on the modern
    world to forge a new collection of entries for the American songbook.


    Miles has said the songs on Call by Night mark his "more definitive commitment
    to seek, listen, and give voice to an enduring muse." If that's true, then the muse
    has obviously been singing to him loud and clear.

    1. Summer Rains
    2. Protection
    3. Solomon's Song
    4. Call By Night
    5. Bride of the Lamb
    6. Divided in Two
    7. Rear View Mirror
    8. Stand Before Me
    9. Devil's Blue Eyes
    Wymond Miles
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  • Shape Shift With Me Shape Shift With Me Quick View

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    Shape Shift With Me

    Four years is a measurement of time that America has used for centuries to indicate change. Presidential terms last four years; high school diplomas and college degrees typically take four years apiece, too. It's not an arbitrary thing, either: It typically takes that much time from the declaration of something changing for it to actually change.


    Meet Laura Jane Grace. Four years ago, the Against Me! frontwoman came out as transgender; 18 months later, she released the band's sixth album, the fiery Transgender Dysphoria Blues, one which she began working on before her transition and helped document the struggles she was facing. It was an intensely personal record that took on a life of its own, connecting with thousands of new listeners drawn to Grace's honesty and complexity while still pleasing Against Me!'s dedicated fanbase.


    Now, four years after Grace's public reintroduction, Against Me! is ready to release their new album, Shape Shift With Me, on Total Treble. While much has changed in the lives of Grace and her bandmates-guitarist James Bowman, bassist Inge Johansson and drummer Atom Willard-in that time period, it's clear that those intervening years have done wonders for creativity.


    "Everything with Shape Shift With Me has been really about keeping momentum going," she says. "In between every tour we did for Transgender Dysphoria Blues, I would have a couple songs I had written and we would demo them. At the end of two years of touring, we had an album ready to record. Usually, you come off of touring for a record and you're back at square one. But this was so fully formed it felt like there was no choice but to go ahead and record the songs."


    Shape Shift With Me has the distinction of the first album Grace has written truly from the heart, with no metaphorical cloaks cast over the lyrics. It's an album about love, that deceptively complex emotion we all struggle with yet has somehow eluded most of Grace's songwriting for the past 20 years.


    "Tons of people have written about love. But while love is clichÉ, it's infinitely relevant. For me, having always been in a punk band that was expected to be political, I never felt like I had that option to write about feelings in that way. That's what I ended up being drawn to this time. It's writing in a way I thought I could never write before, and not giving a shit about expectations."


    As such, Shape Shift With Me is a loose concept album about traveling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace serving as the narrator. But even though she was opening herself up to new songwriting topics, she knew what her mission was from the start.


    "Is there a record that is about relationships from a trans perspective?" she asks rhetorically. "There needs to be more records about trans rights and everything like that, but feeling like I already did that, I wanted to move on to write commentary on living from a trans perspective. I wanted to write the transgender response to the Rolling Stones' Exile On Main St., Liz Phair's Exile In Guyville and the Streets' A Grand Don't Come For Free. All those records are relationship records. There's been an infinite amount of records talking about what love means from a cisgender perspective. I wanted to present the trans perspective on sex, love and heartbreak."


    With Grace's new motivation came a new outlook on the band, as well. Previous albums found the songwriting process to be a largely solitary experience, but she embraced the spirit of collaboration for Shape Shift With Me-so much so that when Cody Votolato of the Blood Brothers sent her some demos of songs he was working on for another project, she became inspired and ended up co-writing "Boyfriend" and "Norse Truth," two of the album's most memorable tracks, with him.


    "It was just about opening up to whatever comes my way karmically," Grace says. "Whatever everyone in the band is willing to offer, I just wanted to be open to it. I didn't want it to be like what it was in the past where it may have felt closed. I want it to be different."


    In a career already full of classic punk records, Shape Shift With Me feels like the definitive Against Me! album-it's poppy and catchy ("Rebecca," "Suicide Bomber"), aggressive and in-your-face ("ProVision L-3," "Dead Rats"), sentimental and longing ("Crash," "All This And More"). Moreover, it's the culmination of four years of existence as Laura Jane Grace-there's no going back now, so she might as well embrace it.


    "While I've always wanted the moon and the stars, I have a certain amount of humbleness," she admits. "I just want to play shows and make records and write songs. That's what I've always wanted to do. Of course I always want the biggest and best things for those shows and records and songs, but when it comes down to it, I just love doing it. I have no other ambitions or career goals.


    "David Bowie put out 27 full-lengths. Prince put out 39 full-lengths," Grace remarks. "That is so inspiring to me-working, creating art, creating records and let everyone else sort it out. That's what I've always wanted to do and that's what I will keep on doing."

    1. ProVision L-3
    2. 12:03
    3. Boyfriend
    4. Crash
    5. Delicate, Petite & Other Things I'll Never Be
    6. 333
    7. Haunting, Haunted, Haunts
    8. Dead Rats
    9. Rebecca
    10. Norse Truth
    11. Suicide Bomber
    12. All This And More
    Against Me!
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    God's Favorite Customer


    Written largely in New York between summer 2016 and winter
    2017, Josh Tillman's fourth Father John Misty LP, God's Favorite
    Customer, reflects on the experience of being caught between
    the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom.


    God's Favorite Customer reveals a bittersweetness and directness
    in Tillman's songwriting, without sacrificing any of his wit or
    taste for the absurd. From "Mr. Tillman," where he trains his lens
    on his own misadventure, to the cavernous pain of estrangement
    in "Please Don't Die," Tillman plays with perspective throughout
    to alternatingly hilarious and devastating effect. "We're Only
    People (And There's Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)" is a
    meditation on our inner lives and the limitations we experience in
    our attempts to give and receive love. It stands in solidarity with
    the title track, which examines the ironic relationship between
    forgiveness and sin. Together, these are songs that demand to
    know either real love or what comes after, and as the album
    progresses, that entreaty leads to discovering the latter's true
    stakes.


    God's Favorite Customer was produced by Tillman and recorded
    with Jonathan Rado (Foxygen), Dave Cerminara (Jonathan
    Wilson, Foster the People, Conor Oberst), and Trevor Spencer
    (FJM). The album features contributions from Haxan Cloak,
    Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood, longtime collaborator Jonathan
    Wilson, and members of Misty's touring band.

    1. Hangout at the Gallows
    2. Mr. Tillman
    3. Just Dumb Enough to Try
    4. Date Night
    5. Please Don't Die
    6. The Palace
    7. Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All
    8. God's Favorite Customer
    9. The Songwriter
    10. We're Only People (And There's Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)
    Father John Misty
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    Beck Song Reader

    The now legendary Beck Song Reader--twenty Beck compositions previously released exclusively as stunningly illustrated sheet music in partnership with
    McSweeney's-will receive a long awaited traditional release, when Warby Parker/Capitol Records issues the Beck Song Reader compilation
    album, produced by Beck and Randall Poster, known for his music supervision work with directors Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Sam Mendes and
    many others. Warby Parker will commemorate the release of Song Reader by reissuing limited-edition Carmichael frames created in collaboration with
    Beck, this time in Black Cherry-as well as a new edition of the Song Reader book, featuring two new prints from artist Marcel Dzama. The 20-track all-star collection features exclusively recorded versions of Song Reader charts by the likes of Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, David Johansen, Jason Isbell, Fun.,
    Eleanor Friedberger, and several more including Beck himself.


    The Warby Parker release of Beck Song Reader marks the first officially recorded incarnation of the project, which has already inspired interpretations
    from hundreds of musicians the world over. The record includes the studio-quality debut of songs previously only played live either by Beck himself or at
    one of the handful of Song Reader concerts staged over the last two years. The most recent of these was presented by the L.A. Philharmonic in
    partnership with McSweeney's and Warby Parker at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on November 24, 2013. Described by The Los Angeles
    Times as an "expertly delivered and received night another big step in Beck's long, fascinating evolution," the show's highlights included Jarvis Cocker's
    interpretively danced "Why Did You Make Me Care? and Jack Black's borderline frightening "We All Wear Cloaks," the latter of which makes its recorded
    debut on the Beck Song Reader album.

    1. Moses Sumney - Title of this Song
    2. Fun - Please Leave A Light On When You Go
    3. Tweedy - The Wolf is on the Hill
    4. Norah Jones - Just Noise
    5. Lord Huron - Last Night You Were A Dream
    6. Bob Forrest - Saint Dude
    7. Jack White - I'm Down
    8. Beck - Heaven's Ladder
    9. Juanes - Don't Act Like Your Heart Isn't Hard
    10. Laura Marling - Sorry
    11. Jarvis Cocker - Eyes That Say ''I Love You''
    12. David Johansen - Rough On Rats
    13. Jason Isbell - Now That Your Dollar Bills Have Sprouted Wings
    14. Marc Ribot - The Last Polka
    15. Eleanor Friedberger - Old Shanghai
    16. Sparks - Why Did You Make Me Care?
    17. Swamp Dogg - America, Here's My Boy
    18. Jack Black - We All Wear Cloaks
    19. Loudon Wainwright III - Do We? We Do
    20. Gabriel Kahane with Ymusic - Mutilation Rag
    Beck / Various Artists
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    Almost Holy: Original Soundtrack

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union, a number of Ukraine's youth wound up
    homeless and addicted to a lethal cocktail of injected cold medicine and alcohol.
    Steve Hoover's documentary Almost Holy follows a pastor named Gennadiy
    Mokhnenko, who saves street kids, at times by forcible abduction, and brings
    them to his Pilgrim Republic rehabilitation center.


    The film's depiction of a
    country in the grip of poverty, addiction, and warfare is made even more powerful
    by its captivating electronic score by award-winning composer Atticus Ross,
    his brother Leopold Ross, and Bobby Krlic (The Haxan Cloak).


    "Occasionally a project comes along where one feels compelled to contribute,"
    Atticus said of seeing the early footage that convinced him to work on the film.
    "It's a different world over there - of course we have dire poverty in the U.S. - but
    to see an army of drug-addicted children living in those conditions, children the
    same age as my own, under ten years old but covered in track marks and sleeping
    on sewers to stay warm, and someone is asking you to write a little music to help
    the cause. It would be hard to find a reason not to."


    His collaborators felt the same way, and the trio soon began work on the score
    - the Ross brothers in the U.S. and Krlic in the U.K. The distance meant the composers
    initially worked separately, but in the end, the soundtrack feels remarkably
    coherent.


    The message and content of film kept the trio inspired, and once Krlic had
    emigrated to the U.S., they met at Atticus' studio and continued to work on the
    album as a free-standing piece. The film remained the anchor and the catalyst for
    their creativity, but several of the tracks on the record don't appear in the picture
    at all. Almost Holy is thus not simply a soundtrack album, but a soundtrack and
    an album, one that both enriches its film and stands apart from it.

    1. One Block Further
    2. Punching Bag
    3. Intervention
    4. Wild Moose
    5. Pharmacies
    6. Mokhnenko
    7. Distance
    8. Coursing
    9. Graves
    10. The End
    Atticus Ross, Leopold Ross and Bobby Krlic
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    Salome

    Marriages is a new band comprised of Red Sparowes members Emma Ruth Rundle (vocals, guitar), Greg Burns (bass, synthesizer) and David Clifford (drums). Their sound is a singularly sensual kind of heavy, dramatic rock, but perhaps the most stark contrast to their other band, Marriages employs vocals in their songs. Their music is also considerably darker and more experimental, drawn from a wide range of styles and ideas. Emma's breathy, understated delivery provides a focal point, the eye of the proverbial storm. A haunting presence, as elusive as it is alluring, her voice is a shore upon which waves of overdriven bass, thunderous drums, and cosmic guitars and synths swell and crash.


    Kitsune is their 6-song debut release, a short introduction of an album whose undeniably epic proportions suggest massive things to come. Recorded with the formidable Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Red Sparowes, Tool) at the controls, Kitsune presents a collection of poignant, emotionally-charged tracks that wriggle free of easy classification. The comparisons are diverse; Cocteau Twins and Zola Jesus would appear to be as influential as Boris and Godspeed You! Black Emperor. The songs came together quickly as the band wrote and played their first shows in November of 2011 and wrapped recording in January of 2012.


    Album opener Ride in My Place sets the tone, immediately revealing the undulating, reverb-cloaked darkness at the band's core. Sounding not unlike PJ Harvey fronting an overdriven rendition of Pink Floyd's Echoes, the fittingly-titled song arrives as a fully-formed companion piece for expansive landscapes, perhaps traversing the vastness of the American west. Hardly overstaying its welcome, the track soon gives way to Body of Shade, whose cryptic lyrics suggests a sort of transcendence echoed in the music itself while Clifford's steady backbeat, the tense rhythm and the swirling interplay of synth and cascading guitars recall the finer moments of The Verve's early recordings.


    Opening with a celestial keyboard loop and quickly gaining weight, third track Ten Tiny Fingers builds upon a heavy dirge-like rhythm punctuated by Rundle's vocals, which by now clearly occupy a place among esteemed peers such as Chelsea Wolfe and label mate Lisa Papineau. The song's cryptic, claustrophobic lyrics, contrasted with a loose (but by no means less thunderous) atmosphere and sense of impending collapse bring to mind The Cure, circa Pornography. The next track, Pelt, is born from the decaying remnants of Ten Tiny Fingers. A menacingly hypnotic three-minute meditation on minimalist doom, it serves as the perfect introduction to the distorted, bass-driven hard rock and wailing psychedelia of instrumental track White Shape.


    Seven-minute closer Part the Dark Again is a song whose cinematic scope recalls precisely the kind of grandiosity the Red Sparowes are synonymous with, taken to its logical extreme. The impassioned, struggling-against-the-odds sentiment of the vocals takes things over the top emotionally, culminating in a soaring, melancholic riff that grinds to a halt far earlier than you'd expect. Throughout, Rundle unassumingly steps to the forefront, showcasing her unique talents as a guitarist often overlooked within the Red Sparowes' three guitar onslaught.


    Kitsune is an exciting debut release from a band well aware of their potential, harnessing the skills to fulfill it. Marriages are an expansive, visionary development, a unique combination of elements, a sound signposting the path ahead. Kitsune will be released courtesy of Sargent House.

    1. The Liar
    2. Skin
    3. Santa Sangre
    4. Southern Eye
    5. Binge
    6. Salome
    7. Less Than
    8. Love, Texas
    9. Contender
    Marriages
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    Vulnicura Live was mixed by Björk with help from Arca and the Haxan Cloak, both of whom also worked on the studio version. The 14-song set will include performances of seven Vulnicura tracks, and seven tracks culled from the rest of Björk's catalog. All the tracks were recorded from various performances throughout the Vulnicura album cycle.


    1. Stonemilker
    2. Lionsong
    3. History of Touches
    4. Black Lake
    5. Family
    6. Notget
    7. Undo
    8. Come to Me
    9. I See Who You Are
    10. Wanderlust
    11. Quicksand
    12. Mutual Core
    13. Mouth Mantra
    Bjork
    $25.99
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    Vulnicura (Out Of Stock)

    Bjork's 9th Studio Album And Her First In 4 Years


    Mixed By The Haxan Coak Except Two Songs Mixed By The Haxan Cloak And Chris Elms


    Mastered By Mandy Parnell


    Vulnicura was written, produced and recorded in collaboration with Venezuelan producer Arca and British musician The Haxan Cloak. Of the album's nine tracks, six are written by Björk with two co-written with Arca and one co-written with Spaces. Six songs are produced by Björk and Arca, one by Björk, Arca and The Haxan Cloak and two by Björk. All string arrangements are by Björk. The album was mixed by The Haxan Cloak, except two songs mixed by The Haxan Cloak and Chris Elms, and mastered by Mandy Parnell. Vulnicura is Björk's first release since the 2011 album and multimedia project Biophilia.


    1. Stone Milker
    2. Lionsong
    3. History of Touches
    4. Black Lake
    5. Family
    6. Notget
    7. Atom Dance
    8. Mouth Mantra
    9. Quicksand
    Bjork
    $24.99
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    Heavy Blanket (Out Of Stock)

    J Mascis rounds up a couple partners-in-crime from his adolescence with an eye and ear towards shredding harder, wailing louder, and generally melting faces even more brutally than ever before. Stoner dirtbags cloaked in mystery, J's longtime buddies Pete Cougar and Johnny Pancake lay down the heavy rhythm base for J's massive licks and blistering guitar mastery. Ever wondered what Band of Gypsies would sound like if you mixed it up with Japanese hard psych and smoked it through a giant power bong? Well, now you know. Don't say we didn't warn you.
    1. Galloping Toward The Unknown
    2. Spit In The Eye
    3. Blockheads
    4. Corpuscle Through Time
    5. Dr. Marten's Blues
    6. No Telling No Trails
    Heavy Blanket
    $21.99
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