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  • With Love With Love Quick View

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    With Love

    "Zomby's early work stood out for the care with
    which it was created, but even given that, there's
    something startlingly mature about the production here." - The Village Voice


    "wonderfully innovative, state-of-the-art urban
    electronica." - Mojo


    "Zomby's achievement with Dedication is in plausibly connecting these austere sounds to underground bass music. The best DJs can do this, but
    few producers even try." - Dusted


    A grand triple LP that draws an arc
    through dance music history, touching upon
    rave, jungle, house, techno, grime, but not in a
    way that feels nostalgic. it's basically 'post-everything'; a palimpsest of true experience, from
    a producer who has absorbed by osmosis dance's
    shifting textures and plains, and reconfigured
    them into a definitive, sprawling love letter to
    the soulful dance music of his past. 

    As Darkness Falls
    Ascension
    Horrid
    If I Will
    Isis
    It's Time
    Memories
    Orion
    Overdose
    Pray For Me
    Rendezvous
    The Things You Do
    This One
    Vanishment
    VI-XI
    VXV
    777v
    Black Rose
    Digital Smoke
    Entropy Sketch
    Glass Ocean
    How To Ascend
    I Saw Golden Light
    Pyrex Nights (feat. Last Japan)
    Quickening
    Reflection In Black Glass
    Shiva
    Soliloquy
    Sphinx
    Sunshine In November
    Vast Emptiness
    White Smoke
    With Love
    Zomby
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  • Hard Love Hard Love Quick View

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    Hard Love

    Tim Showalter's latest release as Strand of Oaks, Hard Love, emanates an unabashed, raw, and
    manic energy that embodies both the songs and the songwriter behind them. "For me, there
    are always two forces at work: the side that's constantly on the hunt for the perfect song, and
    the side that's naked in the desert screaming at the moon. It's about finding a place where
    neither side is compromised, only elevated."


    Drawing from his love of Creation Records, Trojan dub compilations, and Jane's Addiction,
    and informed by a particularly wild time at Australia's Boogie Festival, he sought to create a
    record that would merge all of these influences while evoking something new and visceral.
    These influences coupled with an uninhibited and collaborative studio experience moved an
    initial concept for a singularly feel-good record to something more complex and real. As
    much as Showalter wants this record to seem like a party, it's more than that. It feels
    like living. "You went away you went searching came back tired of looking" is how
    Showalter begins the title track, a sentiment that epitomizes Showalter's own mentality in
    beginning Hard Love. As the record progresses, so do the themes of dissatisfaction
    and frustration with love, family, success, and aging, both in personal experience and
    songwriting

    1. Hard Love
    2. Radio Kids
    3. Everything
    4. Salt Brothers
    5. On The Hill
    6. Cry
    7. Quit It
    8. Rest Of It
    9. Taking Acid And Talking To My Brother
    Strand Of Oaks
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  • Love Songs For Robots Love Songs For Robots Quick View

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    Love Songs For Robots

    Now approaching a decade as a band, it has been a truly interesting journey for Patrick Watson and
    his cohorts. Having accomplished such feats as playing to over 100,000 people at the 2009 Montreal
    Jazz Festival, composing 15 scores for film and television, receiving Canada's elite Polaris Music
    Prize in 2007, and most recently performing two songs in Wim Wenders' current 3D epic "Every Thing
    Will Be Fine", his career has had many peaks, with more to come with the release of his forthcoming
    album, Love Songs For Robots.


    Still standing proudly at the helm, Love Songs For Robots marks Patrick Watson's fifth release since he
    first galvanized this "temporary project" in 2006. His latest installment in his already impressive body
    of work follows up on his stunning 2012 release Adventures In Your Own Backyard.
    The new album was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal.
    His hard-fought lyrical pearls are now guided through newfound psychedelic and soul swagger
    influences, as left of center instrumentation and arrangements cover up well-beaten tracks, and
    makes this a rewarding and truly original statement.


    Love Songs for Robots bears Watson's indelible stamp, and manages to create a piece of work that
    is not only stirring, daring, and deeply personal, but also represents his creative high water mark. It's
    all too rare to see an artist wear their heart on their sleeve while never growing weary of the battle
    against cynicism and callousness, but Watson and band's aim remains true.

    1. Love Songs For Robots
    2. Good Morning Mr. Wolf
    3. Bollywood
    4. Hearts
    5. Grace
    6. In Circles
    7. Turn Into The Noise
    8. Alone In This World
    9. Know That You Know
    10. Places You Will Go
    11. Strangers (Vinyl Only)
    Patrick Watson
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  • Love Will Prevail Love Will Prevail Quick View

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    Love Will Prevail

    Sean Ragon has been active in the DIY punk, industrial and experimental music communities on the east coast for over 15 years. Ragon also runs a record store and label in Brooklyn (Heaven Street and Blind Prophet Records, respectively). He has been recording under the moniker of Cult of Youth for the last five years.



    Cult of Youth's last album produced by Chris Coady was a huge leap forward for the band, which had expanded to a four piece. It landed them on tours with Zola Jesus, Cold Cave and Iceage last summer and caused quite a stir not only among more indie-centric press outlets such as Pitchfork and Stereogum but with underground publications such as Heathen Harvest and Special Interests magazine as well.



    For this album Ragon built his own recording studio from scratch in the back of his record store. This allowed him to control every aspect of the album and to take his time recording; in addition to vocals, he plays five different instruments on Love Will Prevail (electric and acoustic guitar, trombone, synth, and bass). He also engineered and mixed the entire album by himself.



    For long time fans of the project, Love Will Prevail sees the marriage of the spontaneity of the earlier releases with the better recording quality of the more recent eponymous LP. This record features contributions from Glenn Maryansky on drums and Christiana Key on violin as well as percussion from the enigmatic Ning Nong and female vocals from former Battletorn vocalist (and Sean's long term girlfriend) Beverly Hames.



    Love Will Prevail expands on the psychedelic neofolk foundation of the early work and adds lush atmospheres not dissimilar from Austrian post-industrial futurists Nový Svt (or even the more haunting side of late-60s Miles Davis). There is also an intentional nod to the Crass Records bands that influenced Ragon as a teenager and a tasteful hint of Velvet Underground worship.



    The lyrical content is also fairly politically charged this time around, and serves as a plea for peace in a world gone mad. A far cry from the first self released single, Train To Kill, perhaps. The first single, "Man and Man's Ruin" finally realizes the majestic beauty that has always been bubbling under the surface of Ragon's work. Love Will Prevail is by far and away Cult of Youth's crowning achievement and it is the true embodiment of DIY idealism.


    1. Man and Man's Ruin
    2. Golden Age
    3. Prince of Peace
    4. Garden of Delights
    5. A New Way (Version)
    6. New Old Ways
    7. Path of Total Freedom
    8. The Gateway
    9. To Lay With the Wolves
    10. It Took a Lifetime
    Cult Of Youth
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  • Mr. Love And Justice Mr. Love And Justice Quick View

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    Mr. Love And Justice

    In his two and a half decades carrying the torch of social justice, Billy Bragg has melded the folksy populism of Woody Guthrie with the anger and indignation of The Clash. Both are perfectly encapsulated on his Anti debut, Mr. Love & Justice. Despite the intense politics behind his songs, Billy has never lost sight of the power of personal relationships to hold us together and bring about the kind of redemption that outstrips even the greatest political movements. Musically, this record combines the loose, Stonesy groove Bragg found working with Wilco on the Mermaid Ave. sessions, with the best parts of his punk and music hall roots. On his most mature record to date, the title says it all.
    1. I Keep Faith
    2. I Almost Killed You
    3. M For Me
    4. The Beach Is Free
    5. Sing Their Souls Back
    6. Something Happened
    7. You Make Me Brave
    8. Mr. Love & Justice
    9. If You Ever Leave
    10. O Freedom
    11. The Johnny Carcinogenic Show
    12. Farm Boy
    Billy Bragg
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  • Write About Love Write About Love Quick View

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    Write About Love

    Back after a 5-year hiatus doing solo projects, soundtracks and more, Glasgow's beloved BELLEANDSEBASTIAN have returned with one of their finest albums. Marrying the intimacy of early works like Sinister and Tigermilk with the production values of their more recent work, Write About Love is a varied, captivating and occasionally disturbing trawl through the mind of Stuart Murdoch and his colleagues.The album features duets with Norah Jones and actress Carey Mulligan (An Education).
    1. I Didn't See It Coming
    2. Come on Sister
    3. Calculating Bimbo
    4. I Want the World to Stop
    5. Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John [ft. Norah Jones]
    6. Write About Love [ft. Carey Mulligan]
    7. I'm Not Living in the Real World
    8. Ghost of Rockschool
    9. Read the Blessed Pages
    10. I Can See Your Future
    11. Sunday's Pretty Icons
    Belle And Sebastian
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  • Love In The Morning Love In The Morning Quick View

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    Love In The Morning

    Angelo Spencer's third album is his most danceable work so far!
    Written and recorded in ChambÉry, France, in the heart of the Alps
    (where he grew up) over the course of a week in February 2014.


    With the help of old friends and amazing musicians Luc Detraz
    (Imperial Tiger Orchestra)and Karol Skonitcki (Super Fedor), Love In
    The Morning is a short, precise, and undeniably groovy love
    affair! With repurposed autotune and raw, uncompressed sound
    recorded by Djan (the man behind the Larsen Records sound), the
    album is minimal yet so full. These guys don't joke around. This shit was
    made for dancing!


    The Congolese Soukous style of the title track "Love In the Morning"
    and "Solid Home Life" will explode your heart with pure happiness.
    The cover of OKVancouverOK's "Nature" is a wild ride showing you
    that there is hope and yes! we can destroy capitalism! Feeling
    hungry? "Tanger, Tanger" will feed you the most beautiful meal
    you've ever had. Feeling tired? Relax as special guest Gilles Poizat
    (Mazalda) plays trumpet on "Melatonin and Weed", the fresh new
    waltz of 2015. Basically, we've got you covered.
    This is the new sound! Get ready!

    1. Solid Home Life
    2. Immune System Crashing Down
    3. Love In the Morning
    4. Nature
    5. Melatonin and Weed
    6. Tanger, Tanger
    Angelo Spencer Et Les Hauts Sommets
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  • Why Love Now Why Love Now Quick View

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    Why Love Now

    Pissed Jeans have been making gnarly noise for 13 years, and on their
    fifth album, Why Love Now, the male-fronted quartet is taking aim at
    the mundane discomforts of modern life-from fetish webcams to
    office-supply deliveries. Rock bands can retreat to the safety of what
    rock bands usually sing about. So 60 years from now, when no one
    has a telephone, bands will be writing songs like, 'I'm waiting for her
    to call me on my telephone.' Kids are going to be like, 'Grandpa, tell
    me, what was that?' I'd rather not shy away from talking about the
    internet or interactions in 2016, says frontman Matt Korvette.


    Pissed Jeans' gutter-scraped amalgamation of sludge, punk, noise,
    and bracing wit make the band-Korvette, Brad Fry (guitar), Randy
    Huth (bass) and Sean McGuinness (drums)-a release valve for a
    world where absurdity seems in a constant battle trying to outdo
    itself. Why Love Now picks at the bursting seams that are barely
    holding 21st-century life together. Take the grinding rave-up The Bar
    Is Low, which, according to Korvette, is about how every guy seems
    to be revealing themselves as a shithead. It seems like every guy is
    getting outed, across every board of entertainment and politics and
    music. There's no guy that isn't a total creep.


    The lyrics on Why Love Now are particularly pointed about gender
    relations and the minefield they present in 2016. 'It's Your Knees' is
    about the endless, unrequested, commenting on if you'd fuck a girl.
    'My great aunt won a cooking contest.' 'Oh, that's pretty hot. I'd hit
    that,' says Korvette. On Love Without Emotion Korvette channels
    Nick Cave's guttural side while bemoaning his detachment over
    cavernous guitars. Ignorecam twists the idea of fetish cam shows-
    where the woman just ignores you and watches TV or eats macaroni
    and cheese or talks on the phone-into a showcase for Korvette's
    rancid yelp and his bandmates' pummeling rock.


    As they did on their last album, 2013's Honeys, Pissed Jeans offer a
    couple of fuck that shit type songs about the working world. And the
    startling I'm A Man, which comes at the album's midpoint, finds
    author Lindsay Hunter (Ugly Girls) taking center stage, delivering a
    self-penned monologue of W.B. Mason-inspired erotica-office small
    talk about pens and coffee given just enough of a twist to expose its
    filthy underside, with Hunter adopting a grimacing menace that
    makes its depiction of curdled masculinity even more harrowing.


    No Wave legend Lydia Lunch shacked up in Philadelphia to produce
    Why Love Now alongside local metal legend Arthur Rizk (Eternal
    Champion, Goat Semen). I knew she wasn't a traditional producer,
    Korvette says of Lunch. I like how she's so cool and really intimidating.
    She ended up being so fucking awesome and crazy. She was
    super into it, constantly threatening to bend us over the bathtub. I'm
    not really sure what that entails, but I know she probably wasn't
    joking." The combination of Lunch's spiritual guidance and Rizk's
    technical prowess supercharged Pissed Jeans, and the bracing Why
    Love Now documents them at their grimy, grinning best. While its
    references may be very early-21st-century, its willingness to state its
    case cement it as an album in line with punk's tradition of turning
    norms on their heads and shaking them loose.

    1. Waiting On My Horrible Warning
    2. The Bar Is Low
    3. Ignorecam
    4. Cold Whip Cream
    5. Love Without Emotion
    6. I'm A Man
    7. (Won't Tell You) My Sign
    8. It's Your Knees
    9. Worldwide Marine Asset Financial Analyst
    10. Have You Ever Been Furniture
    11. Activia
    12. Not Even Married
    Pissed Jeans
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  • Love & Torture Love & Torture Quick View

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    Love & Torture


    Simultaneously claustrophobic and
    mesmeric curiously unsettling.
    - PITCHFORK


    "...Breathtakingly insightful and poetic..."
    -THE QUIETUS


    "...Undeniably compelling..."
    -SPIN


    Beautifully desolate piece of Americana that
    wouldn't sound out of place on the soundtrack
    for True Detective.
    - THE TIMES (UK)


    A smokey lament that comes off like a
    slightly jazzier Spiritualized.
    - STEREOGUM


    Stone Jack Jones is a survivor. On two separate occasions the rare and mysterious blood
    condition that courses through his steely West Virginian veins almost killed him. Doctors couldn't
    fully explain or treat his malady, but Jack pulled through, even after receiving last rites on one
    occasion. Spending a little time at Death's door gave him unique perspective on life. While
    recovering from one of his near death experiences he deeply pondered the necessity of death,
    the torturous pain that comes with the death of someone you love, and eventually arrived at the
    simultaneously comforting and alarming conclusion that he was both alive and dead at the same
    time.


    In 2014 Jack released Ancestor, an album which The Quietus called " breathtakingly insightful
    and poetic ", and SPIN called undeniably compelling ". As a tribute to his father, Ancestor
    was a remembrance of mountain string bands, with many of the songs worked out as an acoustic
    three-piece sitting together in a bluegrass circle. For his new album Love & Torture he took a
    different approach, working out the foundations for most of the songs in the studio with producer
    Roger Moutenot. Rather than recording everything over of a few days or weeks in the studio, the
    two met up sporadically over the course of many months, giving the songs plenty of time to
    gestate and evolve in stride with Jack's life. When it felt right, they'd invite long-time collaborators
    including Ryan Norris, Scott Martin, and Kyle Hamlett into the studio to improvise and explore
    where each song would go next. Having worked and created with the same guys for several years,
    their trust and intimacy let them extract moments of brilliance from the ether.


    The album opens with the woozy groove of Shine (one of two songs on the album featuring
    vocals by Patty Griffin), which Jack describes as a contemplation of what heaven might be like.
    The following song Thrill Thrill explores the helplessness he felt in the clutches of the blood
    disease that nearly killed him. Lambchop's Kurt Wagner contributes some serious low-end to the
    song Circumstance. As Jack recalls, I asked Kurt if he thought he could sing lower than me and
    he gave me a wily smile with a deep long ooooh yeah, took a sip of whiskey and put it in the
    basement. The mood lightens a bit on the drinking song Russia on which Jack's wife Hollis
    chants verses from Russian poet Alexander Blok, while Ben Smythe contributes a frenetic and
    deranged penny whistle to the party. The album concludes with the joyful acceptance and
    appreciation of Amen, another song about Jack's celebration of life. As dark as his creative
    output can seem at times, it's heavily infused with Jack's undeniable light and his patient will to
    ...knock a hole in the sky. Seek light in the dark. Have secrets and make the air vibrate and
    shake reality so she shows her many faces. Like a collection of swirling and inviting mantras
    Love & Torture is a sonic dialog that pulses with the all of the grace and bliss that has touched
    Jack's incredible life.

    1. Shine
    2. Thrill Thrill
    3. Q and K
    4. Circumstance
    5. Ships
    6. Disappear
    7. Russia
    8. Song
    9. Who
    10. Say Amen
    Stone Jack Jones
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    Vessel Of Love

    Hollie Cook combines her unique vocal talent with charming charisma to craft her own dynamic strand of lovers rock with enduring tropical vibes, weaving a path from her West London roots to an arena of diverse collaborations, critically acclaimed records, and iconic live appearances around the world. Cook's ability to continually surprise, delight, and progress solidifies her position as one of the most exciting voices in reggae, and this is crystal clear on her third full-length and Merge debut, Vessel of Love.


    Cook's music career commenced early when family friend and punk trailblazer Ari Up asked Cook, age 19 at the time, to join the raucous '70s feminist UK post-punk outfit The Slits for their reformation in 2006. She thrived on being thrown into the deep end and quickly cut her teeth with four years of back-to-back shows around the globe. Her talents recognized and nurtured, she then released her first solo album Hollie Cook in 2011, with a revered 2012 dub album follow-up, while singles such as "Milk & Honey" and "That Very Night" gained support from influential radio stations across Europe. After performing at The Stone Roses concert at Manchester's Heaton Park at the personal request of Ian Brown, and her hypnotic performance on the prestigious Later With Jools Holland, the way was paved for Hollie's solo career to take off.


    For someone who claimed "it's hard for a band to really stand out and shake up the world," Cook was certainly making a good go of proving herself wrong. By the end of 2014, Jamie T had requested her support for his Alexandra Palace show and featured her on his track "They Told Me It Rained." Cook had also unleashed Twice via Mr. Bongo Records, and with Mike "Prince Fatty" Pelanconi once again aiding in the album's conception, Cook confidently delivered with her follow-up to a well-received debut. In the wake of another successful release, Hollie hit the road with both The Skints and Protoje, and lent her vocal talent to Quantic's "Shuffle Them Shoes" single, which also featured on his 1000 Watts album.


    Acclaimed legendary producer Martin "Youth" Glover is Cook's most recent collaborator, lending his venerable production expertise to Vessel of Love. His success with Killing Joke is only surpassed by his enduring reputation as one of the most prolific producers in the UK. "I'm very honored to work with Hollie, one of the most exciting emerging singers and writers over the last ten years," says Glover. Hollie Cook sits in good company on his impressive production list, joining the likes of Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, The Verve, Primal Scream, Pink Floyd, and Depeche Mode. Glover describes Cook's songs as "sharp lyrical observations and clever word play combined with an exquisite and informed pop sensibility," and they are only elevated by Glover's production on Vessel of Love, in particular the singles "Survive" and "Freefalling" as well as deeper cuts like "Ghostly Fading" and "Together."

    1. Angel Fire
    2. Stay Alive
    3. Survive
    4. Ghostly Fading
    5. Freefalling
    6. Lunar Addiction
    7. Turn It Around
    8. Vessel of Love
    9. Together
    10. Far From Me
    Hollie Cook
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    69 Love Songs (Awaiting Repress)

    The limited-edition box set includes: all 69 love songs remastered for vinyl on six 10 vinyl records, all housed in a super-sized 69 Love Songs box, with a 10 version of the original booklet featuring liner notes written by Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler.


    Remastered vinyl reissue of The Magnetic Fieds' classic 1999 3-CD box set rumination on, of course, love. Funny, smart, dark, memorable, and a lifetime's worth of listening. Stephin Merritt solidifies his songwriting genius on his most ambitious and fully realized work - AMG. This release is beautifully packaged in a 10-inch slip case box with three double gatefold sleeves and the original booklet in 10-inch size.

    LP 1
    1. Absolutely Cuckoo
    2. I Don't Believe in the Sun
    3. All My Little Words
    4. A Chicken with Its Head Cut Off
    5. Reno Dakota
    6. I Don?t Want to Get Over You
    7. Come Back from San Francisco
    8. The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side
    9. Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits
    10. The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be
    11. I Think I Need a New Heart
    12. The Book of Love


    LP 2
    1. Fido, Your Leash is Too Long
    2. How Fucking Romantic
    3. The One You Really Love
    4. Punk Love
    5. Parades Go By
    6. Boa Constrictor
    7. A Pretty Girl is Like
    8. My Sentimental Melody
    9. Nothing Matters When We're Dancing
    10. Sweet-Lovin' Man
    11. The Things We Did and Didn't Do


    LP 3
    1. Roses
    2. Love is Like Jazz
    3. When My Boy Walks Down the Street
    4. Time Enough for Rocking When We're Old
    5. Very Funny
    6. Grand Canyon
    7. No One Will Ever Love You
    8. If You Don't Cry
    9. You're My Only Home
    10. (Crazy For You But) Not That Crazy
    11. My Only Friend
    12. Promises of Eternity


    LP 4
    1. World Love
    2. Washington, D.C.
    3. Long-Forgotten Fairytale
    4. Kiss Me Like You Mean It
    5. Papa Was a Rodeo
    6. Epitaph for My Heart
    7. Asleep and Dreaming
    8. The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing
    9. The Way You Say Good-Night
    10. Abigal, Belle Of Kilronan
    11. I Shatter


    LP 5
    1. Underwear
    2. It's a Crime
    3. Busby Berkeley Dreams
    4. I'm Sorry I Love You
    5. Acoustic Guitar
    6. The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure
    7. Love in the Shadows
    8. Bitter Tears
    9. Wi' Nae Wee Bairn Ye'll Me Beget
    10. Yeah! Oh, Yeah!
    11. Experimental Music Love


    LP 6
    1. Meaningless
    2. Love is Like a Bottle of Gin
    3. Queen of the Savages
    4. Blue You
    5. I Can't Touch You Anymore
    6. Two Kinds of People
    7. How to Say Goodbye
    8. The Night You Can't Remember
    9. For We Are the King of the Boudoir
    10. Strange Eyes
    11. Xylophone Track
    12. Zebra

    Magnetic Fields
    $99.99
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    All We Love We Leave Behind

    All We Love We Leave Behind is the latest album from Converge. Once again recorded and mixed by guitarist Kurt Ballou at his renowned Godcity Studios in Salem, Massachusetts, All We Love We Leave Behind is a no-frills Converge album that sees the band-which also features vocalist Jacob Bannon, bassist Nate Newton and drummer Ben Koller-eschewing fancy production techniques in order to create seventeen songs that work as a cohesive whole yet can also stand on their own. There's no artificial distortion, triggers, or Auto-Tune on this album, Ballou explains, it's all organic, it's real sounds that capture the way the band performs live.


    From the classic rock-inflected, guitar tapping madness of Sadness Comes Home to the technical acrobatics of Aimless Arrow and relentless assault of Shame In The Way, this is an extremely varied album that has enough sonic shifts to captivate each listener's attention. It's always been important for us to have a lot of dynamics in our music because no one wants to listen to a million miles an hour all the time, Bannon responds when asked about the melodic mid-tempo groove of a song like Coral Blue. I really enjoy that song, it has a lot of twists musically that aggressive songs don't usually have and that's something we take pride in.


    Lyrically Bannon approached All We Love We Leave Behind by once again writing about his own personal experiences, however there's no question that this time around his vocals are more direct and decipherable than they've been in the past. This is a personal record and all of the songs tell their own stories, Bannon explains. Every song is rooted in real life, documenting what I have experienced over the past few years. Correspondingly the title of the album is an apology letter to everything he has had to leave behind in order to pursue his path in art and music. Bannon explains that he feels like it's important to acknowledge these sacrifices in order to be a self aware individual.


    All of our albums are emotional but I feel this is our most potent album to date, Bannon continues. For me a songs like 'Predatory Glow' and 'Empty on the Inside' have a tone and resonance that communicates in a new way for our band, he adds, chalking up this ability to the fact that the group have become better songwriters by spending so much time on the road and in the studio perfecting their craft. Success to me is creating something that's moving and fulfilling and I truly feel both of those things when I experience this album from start to finish.


    Converge have always been the type of band that never fit into one subculture and the band credit that to the fact that since their 2001 landmark album Jane Doe they haven't had any member changes. I think because it's been the same four people for the past five records we've been able to really get comfortable with each other and develop our own personality, Ballou explains. I don't listen to much music outside of what we've recorded so I think we're more influenced by our own history of playing together than what's currently happening in any scene.


    In other words when Ballou explains that Converge is the kind of band who have always existed between worlds, it's not just lip service. We don't have one typical type of listener but they tend to be intelligent people who can make up their own minds about things. That works to our advantage because they're willing to go on this journey with us and follow along with whatever twists and turns we take them on, he summarizes. Ultimately All We Love We Leave Behind may not be the most straightforward musical journey you'll embark on but it's one that you'll revisit over and over again to relive prior experiences and simultaneously create new ones. It all begins now.

    1. Aimless Arrow
    2. Trespasses
    3. Tender Abuse
    4. Sadness Comes Home
    5. Empty on the Inside
    6. Sparrow's Fall
    7. Glacial Pace
    8. No Light Escapes
    9. Vicious Muse
    10. Veins and Veils
    11. Coral Blue
    12. Shame in the Way
    13. On My Shield
    14. Precipice
    15. All We Love We Leave Behind
    16. Runaway
    17. Predatory Glow
    Converge
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    Flag

    Flag is Classic JT: At-Home Folk Arrangements, Soft-Rock Coziness, Captivating Emotion


    Narratives on 1979 Gem Peer into the Heart of Everyman and Everywoman


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Sonics As Mellifluous As Taylor's Voice on a Cool Summer Night


    JT and Dad Loves His Work Also Available on 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity


    James Taylor was an interesting place when he recorded the colossally underrated Flag. Fresh off his double-platinum J.T. (also available from Mobile Fidelity), the artist who defines the singer-songwriter genre had just collaborated with Art Garfunkel and Carly Simon, undertaken a Broadway musical, and become more active in political affairs. All these factors contribute to this 1979 treasure, which finds Taylor plying more of his trademark mellow vibes and insightful, soul-gazing lyrics.


    While Flag has been previously remastered for CD, its never been sourced from the original analog master tapes. Mobile Fidelitys brilliant-sounding 180g LP is, and the results are as spectacular as chilling out to Taylors mellifluous voice on a summer night. Flush with exquisite acoustic textures, beautiful tonalities, and studio-perfect dynamics, this audiophile version brings Taylors music to life like never before.


    Having landed in the Top Ten and sold more than two million copies, Flag nonetheless remains one of Taylors most under-appreciated efforts. And its not because the content is lacking. The beloved singer enters his hallmark storytelling mode on Sleep Come Free Me and dizzies the senses with the beloved Rainy Day Man. Drawing from his musical Working (based on legendary author Studs Terkels book of the same name), Millworker and Brother Trucker are lessons in character studies, Taylors narratives peering into the heart of blue-collar America and reflecting his knack for the everymanand everywoman.


    Similarly, a pair of coversUp on the Roof and Day Trippershow his knack for reverent interpretation as well as originality. Flag reveals why we love JT. The literary descriptiveness, at-home folk arrangements, soft-rock fireplace coziness, captivating emotion, faithful tones, and stellar sense of instrumental placement, be it backing vocals, nuanced percussion, pedal-steel guitar, or subtle horns, the latter courtesy of do-it-all saxophonist David Sanborn. Alas, many of these facets have long gone unnoticed.


    Ever since its original release, Flag has been plagued with muddled sound. No longer. Mobile Fidelitys analog reissue unlocks the well-kept sonic secrets and floods the record with the intimacy and impact that have always lurked underneath the surface. Finally, Taylors finite acoustic playing, well-mannered melodies, reflective words, and refined singing are experienced as a whole. The amount of new musical information thats been uncovered will boggle the minds of even the most ardent Taylor fans.


    Trust us: Flag is one of Taylors finest works. After three decades, hear it all for yourself. And discover what is certain to become of your new favorite records.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Company Man
    2. Johnnie Comes Back

    3. Day Tripper

    4. I Will Not Lie for You

    5. Brother Trucker
    6. Is That the Way You Look?

    7. B.S.U.R.

    8. Rainy Day Man

    9. Millworker

    10. Up on the Roof

    11. Chanson Française

    12. Sleep Come Free Me
    James Taylor
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    Four (Acts Of Love)

    Mick Harvey is pleased to announced details for his latest solo album, FOUR (Acts of Love), a follow up to 2011's Sketches from the Book of the Dead, due out via Mute on June 11th, 2013.


    This is the sixth studio album from this prolific musician, a man renowned for his career with The Birthday Party and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds as well as for his work with soundtracks (Chopper, To Have And To Hold, Australian Rules). In addition to his solo recordings and his feature length soundtracks his work as a Producer also speaks for itself having worked with Anita Lane, Rowland S Howard and most recently PJ Harvey's Mercury Prize winning album, Let England Shake.


    FOUR (Acts of Love) was recorded on two continents at Grace Lane in North Melbourne and Atlantis Sound in Melbourne and features original compositions from Harvey in addition to exciting re-interpreatations of classic hits. Regular


    collaborators Rosie Westbrook on double bass and JP Shilo on guitar and violin lent their talent, alongside new collaborators such as PJ Harvey "Glorious."


    Harvey takes a turn at revisiting classics such as The Saints 'The Story of Love', Van Morrison's 'The Way Young Lovers Do', Exuma's 'Summertime in New York' and Roy Orbison's 'Wild Hearts (Run Out of Time)'.


    FOUR (Acts of Love) is a contemplation on romantic love - its loss and re-awakening, its tumultuous struggle and its place in our universe.


    The album is a song cycle, divided into 3 Acts.

    Act 1 - SUMMERTIME IN NEW YORK

    1. Praise the Earth (Wheels of Amber and Gold)

    2. Glorious

    3. Midnight on the Ramparts

    4. Summertime in New York

    5. Where There's Smoke (before)


    Act 2 - THE STORY OF LOVE

    6. God Made the Hammer

    7. I Wish That I Were Stone

    8. The Way Young Lovers Do

    9. A Drop, An Ocean

    10. The Story of Love


    Act 3 - WILD HEARTS RUN OUT OF TIME

    11. Where There's Smoke (after)

    12. Wild Hearts

    13. Fairy Dust

    14. Praise the Earth (An Ephemeral Play)

    Mick Harvey
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    Broderick & Broderick

    10" Album Includes Cd Version of Album and Digital Version of Album


    Broderick & Broderick is a collaboration
    between renowned artist and multi-instrumentalist
    Peter Broderick and his father Steven.


    Peter is known for a number of projects, from
    his solo instrumental works such as Float to his work
    with bands such as Efterklang and Horse Feathers. He
    has played with M.Ward, Laura Gibson and Loch
    Lomond. Peter has scored a number of lms, while his
    most recent release, 2012's "These Walls Of Mine,"
    consisted of 10 vocal and lyrical tracks. He currently
    resides in Berlin.


    From the liner notes of Broderick & Broderick:


    I don't think Steven is very comfortable in the
    spotlight. On the rare occasions I've had the courage to
    suggest putting a microphone in front of him and his
    guitar, the common response has been a humble shrug
    and a rain check. And then a lot of time passes before
    we see each other again and I'm left with my
    imagination when I want to hear one of his songs,
    faintly but surely engrained in my musical memory.
    Recalling those melodies and often learning to
    play versions of them myself has been the red thread of
    my own musical practice. Somewhat of a recording
    enthusiast (or addict?) myself, I couldn't fathom a
    project more meaningful than a session with Pop (as he
    is known to us kids). So when I found out he would be
    coming to Berlin for a few days at the end of June
    2012, my mind ran wild with hopes and dreams of a
    chance to nally capture those sounds.


    Team Love is proud to present the result of this
    idea to capture the melodies that were engrained in
    Peter's psyche as a child. It's an additional honor to
    have Peter's sister Heather Woods Broderick featured
    on the album. Her vocal on the track "Let Me Love You
    For Free" opens like a ower and stamps the release
    with a mark of sheer beauty.

    1. Four Cats, Three Dogs, Several Ducks And A Rabbit
    2. Let Me Love Your For Free
    3. Ashokan Farewell
    4. The Thunder Dance
    5. POop's Song
    6. Let Me Love You Again
    Broderick & Broderick
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    Sun Down

    Nik Freitas' Team Love debut, Sun Down, equal parts wry, warm and sonorous, is the end product of several years of lifeÆs ups and downs. Freitas writes, plays, engineers and produces every note on his records. Not that he's got a lot of expensive gear. A visit to his Poppy Peak studio/shed reveals that Nik is working low-budget minor miracles, the kind of miracles one receives via hundreds of hours on Craigslist. One listen to Sun Down and you know you're hearing a certain hard-won grace. The record takes you from Paul Simon's Graceland to David Bowie's Hunky Dory all in the span of forty effortless minutes. Sun Down is endowed with a sort of gravity and self-possession; no reaching, no going for the gold, just perfect, four minute thesis statements. It all began several years ago for Freitas, when a co-worker sold him an antique piano that was used by a street musician before the dawn of Casio. Nik taught himself how to play the thing, and it became the cornerstone of three earlier records, Here's Laughing at You, Heavy Mellow and Voicing the Hammers. Other people began to take notice. He's opened for Jason Lytle of Granddaddy, played guitar for Jim Fairchild of All Smiles and recorded with Miles Kurosky of Beulah. Lately, he's been opening shows for Bright Eyes which led him to his current resting place at Team Love. The end of the imaginary side one features Sophie with live horns punctuating the tale of a girl who seems to have made some rather unfortunate choices. It's a perfect signpost of a song, and it clears the decks for what's to come in the second half, where Nik's orchestra of one builds the final five songs into an Abbey Road type suite that fans of Jon Brion will hearken to. Sun Down is imbued with a sort of indie grandeur that is both unexpected and totally natural.
    1. Sun Down
    2. Oh My God
    3. All the Way Down
    4. What You Become
    5. Sophie
    6. Love Around
    7. It Ain't Like That
    8. See Me There
    9. Comes to Me
    10.Shhhh
    Nik Freitas
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    Fern Girl And Ice Man

    The Lowest Pair had been planning to release a new record in the Spring
    of 2016. So, in early 2015, Palmer convinced Kendl to spend a winter in
    Minnesota, with the temptation of working with local greats Dave
    Simonett and Erik Koskinen on the new material. The duo then set off on
    what would be a successful season of touring their second, critically acclaimed
    album, The Sacred Heart Sessions (Spin: "solemn and
    humble;" The Bluegrass Situation: "deeply felt"), and a new-old-time
    record, I Reckon I'm Fixin' On Kickin' Round To Pick A Little. In the fall,
    returning to the midwest to finish up the recordings they had begun a
    few months prior, Kendl and Palmer found themselves with a whole new
    batch of songs ready to lay down. After much deliberation, they
    ambitiously decided the two collections should be released together in
    2016.


    The new records, Fern Girl and Ice Man, as well as Uncertain As It Is
    Uneven, could be viewed as two windows into the growing and changing
    world of The Lowest Pair. Uncertain stays the course of their previous
    releases, being focused on stripped down, intimate arrangements to
    support their timeless songwriting and haunting vocals. Fern Girl is a
    more moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new studio
    production directions, and what it might sound like for The Lowest Pair
    to be supported by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the
    rootsy aesthetics which drew them together from the beginning.
    Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after
    high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving
    music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia's indie label, K
    Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands
    before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer
    built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously
    inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective
    and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth
    fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival
    circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the
    Mississippi.


    So, back to that Spring of 2016 plan: with little attention to tedious
    practicalities and with an eye focused securely on delivering to their
    growing fan base a truly special treat; a rootsy, bluegrassy, old-timish
    version of meiosis has happened, as one new album became two new
    albums.


    Fans already know that the chemistry between Palmer's Midwestern
    charm, those long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van
    Zandt and John Hartford, and Kendl's poetic and playful way with
    words, her unique approach to the banjo (just listen to "Dreaming Of
    Babylon"), and her barefoot-in-the-cool-river-water mystique combine to
    make a powerful sound, but what's new in 2016 is both the inclusion of
    those non-banjo sounds (harmonica, drum, bass, violin) and an
    incredible expansion of their songbook. In a way, two records, the playful
    and the hush, the dark and the rooted, the pillow and the nightmare, the
    pin drop and the starry night; the juxtaposition of the ups and downs
    that are experiences in a day, in a year, in a minute, all this has
    demanded from the band more than just "a new record." Fern Girl and
    Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven mark the arrival of America's
    next great musical duo, and it's over the course of these two albums that
    that boast becomes clearly rooted in truth.

    1. The River Will
    2. Tagged Ear
    3. Stranger
    4. When They Dance the Mountains Shake
    5. Spring Cleaning
    6. Totes
    7. Trick Candlelight
    8. Shuck It
    9. Sweet Breath
    10. Waiting for the Taker
    11. How Can I Roll
    The Lowest Pair
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    Uncertain As It Is Uneven

    The Lowest Pair had been planning to release a new record in the Spring
    of 2016. So, in early 2015, Palmer convinced Kendl to spend a winter in
    Minnesota, with the temptation of working with local greats Dave
    Simonett and Erik Koskinen on the new material. The duo then set off on
    what would be a successful season of touring their second, critically acclaimed
    album, The Sacred Heart Sessions (Spin: "solemn and
    humble;" The Bluegrass Situation: "deeply felt"), and a new-old-time
    record, I Reckon I'm Fixin' On Kickin' Round To Pick A Little. In the fall,
    returning to the midwest to finish up the recordings they had begun a
    few months prior, Kendl and Palmer found themselves with a whole new
    batch of songs ready to lay down. After much deliberation, they
    ambitiously decided the two collections should be released together in
    2016.


    The new records, Fern Girl and Ice Man, as well as Uncertain As It Is
    Uneven, could be viewed as two windows into the growing and changing
    world of The Lowest Pair. Uncertain stays the course of their previous
    releases, being focused on stripped down, intimate arrangements to
    support their timeless songwriting and haunting vocals. Fern Girl is a
    more moody and adventurous exploration of new sounds, new studio
    production directions, and what it might sound like for The Lowest Pair
    to be supported by a full band, while keeping one foot planted in the
    rootsy aesthetics which drew them together from the beginning.
    Kendl Winter, born in Arkansas, moved to Olympia, Washington after
    high school, drawn to the evergreen forests and the lively and thriving
    music scene. She put three solo records out on Olympia's indie label, K
    Records, and performed in nationally-touring northwest string bands
    before beginning The Lowest Pair in 2013 with Palmer T. Lee. Palmer
    built his first banjo when he was 19 from pieces he serendipitously
    inherited. Shortly after deciding songwriting would be the most effective
    and enjoyable medium for his musings, he began cutting his teeth
    fronting Minneapolis string bands and touring the midwest festival
    circuit, which is where he and Kendl first met, on the banks of the
    Mississippi.


    So, back to that Spring of 2016 plan: with little attention to tedious
    practicalities and with an eye focused securely on delivering to their
    growing fan base a truly special treat; a rootsy, bluegrassy, old-timish
    version of meiosis has happened, as one new album became two new
    albums.


    Fans already know that the chemistry between Palmer's Midwestern
    charm, those long winters spent listening to a steady diet of Townes Van
    Zandt and John Hartford, and Kendl's poetic and playful way with
    words, her unique approach to the banjo (just listen to "Dreaming Of
    Babylon"), and her barefoot-in-the-cool-river-water mystique combine to
    make a powerful sound, but what's new in 2016 is both the inclusion of
    those non-banjo sounds (harmonica, drum, bass, violin) and an
    incredible expansion of their songbook. In a way, two records, the playful
    and the hush, the dark and the rooted, the pillow and the nightmare, the
    pin drop and the starry night; the juxtaposition of the ups and downs
    that are experiences in a day, in a year, in a minute, all this has
    demanded from the band more than just "a new record." Fern Girl and
    Ice Man and Uncertain As It Is Uneven mark the arrival of America's
    next great musical duo, and it's over the course of these two albums that
    that boast becomes clearly rooted in truth.

    1. The Company I Keep
    2. Keweenaw Flower
    3. Lonesome Sunrise
    4. Like I Did Before
    5. 37 Tears
    6. The Sky is Green
    7. Mason's Trowel
    8. Holy Buckets
    9. Dreaming of Babylon
    10. Pretend It's True
    11. By Then Where Will That Be
    The Lowest Pair
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    # Zero With A Bullet

    Colored Vinyl


    # Zero With A Bullet, the latest installment in a rich musical canon, further cements David Dondero's place alongside the great American songwriters. At the root, he is an observational songwriter - an archivist of both autobiography and fiction, as well as those dark and out of the way places where the two inevitably intertwine. # Zero With a Bullet a travelogue and a personal manifesto or maybe it's neither - rippling with humor and despair, trademarks in his unique body of work. In short, it covers life and how we live it - the good, the bad, and the ugly.

    1.Jesus From 12 To 6
    2.Caught the Song
    3.Just a Baby In Your Momma'S Eyes
    4.# Zero With a Bullet
    5.It's Peaceful Here
    6.Carolina Moon
    7.Wherever You Go
    8.Don't Be Eyeballin' My Po'Boy, Boy
    9.Job Boss
    10.All These Fishies Swimmin' Through My Head
    David Dondero
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    Woodstock

    Well, we're two full months into 2017 and the world continues to burn like an avalanche of flaming biohazard material sliding down a mountain of used needles into a canyon full of rat feces. But hey, it's not all bad: Portugal. The Man has a new album coming out called Woodstock.

    PTM's last album came out over three years ago-a long gap for a band who've dropped roughly an album a year since 2006. And in true, prolific band fashion, they've spent almost every minute since 2013 working on an album called Gloomin + Doomin. They created a shit-ton of individual songs, but as a whole, none of them hung together in a way that felt right. Then John Gourley, PTM's lead singer, made a trip home to Wasilla, Alaska, (Home of Portugal. The Man's biggest fan, Sarah Palin) and two things happened that completely changed the album's trajectory.

    First, John got some parental tough love from his old man, who called John on the proverbial carpet or dogsled or whatever you put people on when you want to yell at them in Alaska. What's taking so long to finish the album? John's dad said. Isn't that what bands do? Write songs and then put them out? Like fathers and unlicensed therapists tend to do, John's dad cut him deep. The whole thing started John thinking about why the band seemed to be stuck on a musical elliptical machine from hell and, more importantly, about how to get off of it.

    Second, fate stuck its wiener in John's ear again when he found his dad's ticket stub from the original 1969 Woodstock music festival. It seems like a small thing, but talking to his dad about Woodstock '69 knocked something loose in John's head. He realized that, in the same tradition of bands from that era, Portugal. The Man needed to speak out about the world crumbling around them. With these two ideas converging, the band made a seemingly bat-shit-crazy decision: they took all of the work they had done for the three years prior and they threw it out.

    It wasn't easy and there was the constant threat that the band's record label might have them killed, but the totally insane decision paid off. With new, full-on, musical boners, the band went back to the studio-working with John Hill (In The Mountain In The Cloud), Danger Mouse (Evil Friends), Mike D (Everything Cool), and longtime collaborator Casey Bates (The one consistent producer since the first record). In this new-found creative territory, the album that became Woodstock rolled out naturally from there

    Remember that mountain of burning needles we were talking about? Good. Because Woodstock is an album (Including the new single Feel It Still) that-with optimism and heart-points at the giant pile and says, Hey, this pile is fucked up! And if you think that pile is fucked up too, you owe it to yourself-hell, to all of us-to get out there and do something about it.

    1. Number One
    2. Easy Tiger
    3. Live In The Moment
    4. Feel It Still
    5. Rich Friends
    6. Keep On
    7. So Young (feat. Fat Lip)
    8. Mr. Lonely
    9. Tidal Wave
    10. Noise Pollution (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Zoe Mannville)
    Portugal The Man
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    Noctunes

    Willis Earl Beal was born on the South Side of Chicago. He would never consider it home. An odd kid, he spent a lot of his youth talking with his grandmother, who would entertain his endless questions about the universe and encourage his love of drawing. He developed an obsession with Batman that would last well into his teenage years, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a form of vigilante training. Willis Earl Beal died on an army base in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. While in boot camp he was plagued with physical and mental abuse, health complications (which would later require surgery and the removal of large portions of his intestine) forced his discharge. He moved back home. "When that all broke down," Beal says. "I lost a piece of myself." Willis Earl Beal was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After a stint of homelessness there, he worked odd jobs and rented a studio apartment. Though he'd never learned to play any instruments, he began to record raw, lo-fi albums with hand-drawn covers that he'd leave at coffee shops around town alongside flyers seeking a girlfriend with his phone number written on them. Those artifacts would eventually find their way to the cover of Found magazine, then to Jamie-James Medina at XL Recordings. Beal signed with XL's Hot Charity imprint in 2012. Willis Earl Beal died in New York City. Despite the release of two critically well-received albums on XL-Acousmatic Sorcery, a collection of his early home recordings, and a fully orchestrated studio album he recorded in Amsterdam called Nobody Knows-he was a mess. "I'd drink myself into stupors," he says. "I'd walk around in the daytime, crying, then I'd go downtown. The police would bring me home in the morning." Willis Earl Beal was born on a lake twenty miles outside Olympia, Washington. After ending his contract with XL, Beal went to live in the woods, and began an artistic transformation entirely of his own design, from rough-edged outsider-art provocateur to the kind of mysterious crooner one might expect to haunt the outskirts of Twin Peaks. "People had all these ideas about what I was supposed to be," he says. "I had only ever wanted to make lullabies." Beal's development played out over two self-released EPs and a full-length album, and then Beal built the patient, ambient-leaning Noctunes. The album's twelve songs are moving and meditative, thoroughly soaked with mournful synth strings and simple lyricism that Beal says is intentionally minimalistic. "I wanted to create this persona that could say everything perfectly with very little," Beal says. "The record, to me, is a perfect record. I listen to that thing a lot, and it helps me." Willis Earl Beal has yet to be born. Critics and publicists defined him before he'd had a chance to define himself. Their expectations were inextricably linked with race and gender, two concepts Beal thoroughly rejects. Now, two extremely productive years removed from the spotlight, Beal doesn't feel pressure to define himself against anything. His new music is shockingly original, utterly confident, and as ephemeral as Beal himself. He levitates above definition, concerned only with self-discovery and truth-seeking. "I know it sounds falsely altruistic," he says. "But I think a simple voice like mine can serve as an example of some kind of freedom."
    1. Under You
    2. Flying So Low
    3. Like a Box
    4. Lust
    5. No Solution
    6. Stay
    7. Say the Words
    8. Love Is All Around
    9. Able to Wait
    10. Survive
    11. Start Over
    12. 12 Midnight
    Willis Earl Beal
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    Things Change


    In the lush tobacco fields of North Carolina where BJ Barham was raised, people work hard. Families stay
    nearby, toiling and growing together. BJ loves those farms and his tiny Reidsville hometown, but he had to run off
    and start American Aquarium, a band now beloved by thousands. He couldn't stay, but he couldn't really leave,
    either: he's still singing about the lessons, stories, and lives that define rural America--and him.


    Recorded at 3CG Records in Tulsa, OK, American Aquarium's seventh studio album, Things Change was
    produced by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fullbright and features cameos from Americana standouts
    including John Moreland and Jamie Lin Wilson. Stacked with BJ's signature storytelling--always deeply personal
    but also instantly relatable, Things Change questions and curses current events, shares one man's intimate
    evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope.


    BJ's candor has fueled American Aquarium's runaway appeal, visible most clearly in consistently sold-out
    shows across the country and throughout Europe - between 200 and 250 dates a year. Much has changed for the
    band and BJ since their acclaimed last effort, Wolves. In 2017, every American Aquarium member save BJ quit
    the group. American Aquarium has featured about 30 players since BJ founded the outfit in 2006, and while each
    member has left indelible marks, the band has always been anchored by the literary songs and sometimes roaring,
    sometimes whispering, drawl of BJ Barham. Featuring a new band lineup that includes Shane Boeker on lead guitar,
    drummer Joey Bybee, bassist Ben Hussey, and Adam Kurtz on pedal steel and electric guitar, as well as a
    reinvigorated frontman in BJ, Things Change is American Aquarium's first release on a label after selling thousands
    of records on their own.

    1. The World Is On Fire
    2. Crooked+Straight
    3. Tough Folks
    4. When We Were Younger Men
    5. One Day At A Time
    6. Things Change
    7. Work Conquers All
    8. I Gave Up The Drinking (Before She Gave Up On Me)
    9. Shadows Of You
    10. 'Til The Final Curtain Falls
    American Aquarium
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    The Journey Man

    "In my music," says Goldie, "is everything I've learned, everyone I've met, everything I've experienced." And it's been an incredible trip. The maverick innovator - who rewrote the future of the jungle scene with landmark releases that still sound like they were kidnapped from tomorrow - has a unique story to tell. From children's homes in the West Midlands through stints in New York and Miami as one of the UK's most celebrated exponents of graffiti art to rubbing shoulders with an exceptional list of musical collaborators including David Bowie, Noel Gallagher and KRS-One, Goldie has defiantly, definitively, done it his own way. "I'm an alchemist," he likes to insist. "I practice the dark arts of messing with the form of something solid."


    Though marriage and his passion for bikram yoga have, he says, proved a calming influence, these days he's just as full of inspired, out-there ideas as he was back in 1993 when he did his first cover interview for the rave magazine Generator. "My music is about fallout," he said then, "about the damage that has been done to the system." Today, in the office of one of his London-based contacts, the ideas are still sparking. "Drum'n'bass has done to electronic music what graffiti has done to the art world," he muses, before launching into a rapid-fire synthesis of art history, dancefloor evolution and his own hyperactive brand of self-actualization, which loosely translates as: "Why do something ordinary when you can do something extraordinary?"


    It sums up the reason why, in 1994, music critic Simon Reynolds famously observed: "Goldie revolutionized jungle not once but three times. First, there was Terminator (pioneering the use of time stretching), then Angel (fusing Diane Charlemagne's live vocal with David Byrne/Brian Eno samples to prove that hardcore could be more conventionally musical), now there's Timeless, a 22-minute hardcore symphony." Each of these were moments that shaped the musical fabric of the decade and beyond, presaging Goldie's transition from the underground rave scene into the world of bona fide A- list superstars.


    But it didn't start out like that. The boy who would become Goldie was born Clifford Price on 19 September 1965, just as The Rolling Stones hit the top of the charts with Satisfaction. His dad Clement, originally from Jamaica, had been plying his trade as a foundryman in Leeds. His mum Margaret, who had been born in Glasgow, was a popular singer in the pubs and clubs of the West Midlands. Barely more than a toddler, Goldie was just three when she placed him into foster care (though she kept his younger brother Melvin). He still remembers, he says, the day the social workers came to take him away.


    Over the next 15 years, he bounced between a series of foster homes and local government institutions around the Walsall area. His eclectic musical taste was forged, he reckons, in those same local authority homes listening to the sonic tangle of other teenagers' record collections. "In one room," he says, "a kid would be playing Steel Pulse while through the wall someone else had a Japan record on and another guy would be spinning Human League." On rare visits to see his dad, he'd lie sprawled over the living room couch, listening to Jazz FM, marveling at the lavishly-tooled '80s productions of Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, David Sanborn and Michael Franks, adding further layers to his complex musicography.


    Already developing the irresistible urge to excel that has marked his inimitable musical career, Goldie's first love was roller-hockey. He earned a place as goalkeeper in England's national squad before the lure of music overtook the lure of sport. After discovering electro and hip hop, he grew his hair - the "goldilocks" that won him his nickname - and joined a breakdance crew called the B-Boys in nearby Wolverhampton. He also discovered graffiti. "They called me 'the spray can king of the Midlands'," he says proudly. His talent was undeniable, bringing him to the attention not only of Britain's Arts Council but to Dick Fontaine, producer of a Channel 4 TV documentary on graffiti. Fontaine's 1987 film Bombin' captured a visit to the UK by New York artist Brim Fuentes. Brim met Goldie and his B-Boys crew in Wolverhampton's Heathtown before heading a dozen miles away to Birmingham's Handsworth, where the producer filmed the aftermath of rioting that had left four dead, 35 injured and dozens of stores burned out. Several months later, Fontaine reversed the process and took Goldie to New York, introducing him to hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa. For Goldie, on his first trip abroad, never mind his first trip over the Atlantic, the Big Apple was love at first sight. Back in Britain, he begged, borrowed and saved until he had enough to fund a return trip to the Bronx.


    "I started painting the trains and getting involved on the streets," he says, remembering his total immersion in what was still, at that point, an emerging culture. Art and music as symbiotic technologies. Rubbing shoulders with the Big Apple's best graffiti artists, his own distinctive style was accelerated and enriched. A move to Miami followed. He worked in the flea markets, he says, "painting trucks for drug dealers" and developing a sideline in gold jewelry that included the distinctive grills that became a trademark on his return to the UK. The magical properties of shaping, working and bending precious metals to his will - as close to alchemy as the modern world gets - became an analogue for the way he prefers to operate in the studio, chasing quicksilver dreams, mercury-fast rivulets of imagination into impossibly lush, breakbeat concertos. Back in Britain, Goldie found himself seduced by the sweetheart of the rave. Though it took him eight attempts to get entry into the club, at London's Rage in 1991 he marveled at the alternate sonic worlds being forged by Fabio and Grooverider behind the decks. "It really flipped me out," he remembers. Soon he found himself in the orbit of Dego McFarlane and Mark Clair. Their label Reinforced was in the vanguard of breakbeat, issuing astonishing records that stripped out boundaries and limits while setting the tone for the scene's sense of adventure. At first, he helped out doing artwork and a bit of A&R. But soon he was in Reinforced's Internal Affairs studio watching intently as Mark and Dego recorded tracks like Cookin' Up Ya Brain and Journey From The Light. "I was watching what they could do," says Goldie, "trying to gauge the possibilities of the technology." Soon he was getting involved. "I remember one session we did that lasted over three days," he says, "just experimenting, pushing the technology to its limits. We'd come up with mad ideas and then try to create them. We were sampling from ourselves and then resampling, twisting sounds around and pushing them into all sorts of places."


    What followed was a series of inspired break-driven releases such as Killa Muffin, Dark Rider and Menace. Then Terminator, with its writhing drum loop, dropped and suddenly Goldie's name was on everyone's lips. He followed up with the equally revolutionary Angel, tilting the axis towards the lush, trippy textures that made 1995's debut album Timeless the drum'n'bass scene's first platinum album. Incredibly, given what was happening elsewhere in the scene at the time, the recording of the album's epic title track began as far back as 1993, when most other producers were still focused on the original sonic tropes of hardcore rave.


    Timeless was a masterpiece - of production, of songwriting, of sonic perfection and breakbeat futurism. Even today, it still sounds as astonishingly new and inspired as it did back on those early pre-release cassettes circulated by London Records in the early months of 1995 when Goldie was still living on the 18th floor of a North London tower block.


    By then, Goldie had already set up his own record label - Metalheadz - with his friends the DJ duo Kemistry and Storm. Along with studio collaborator, Rob Playford's Moving Shadow and LTJ Bukem's Looking Good imprint, Metalheadz helped to define drum'n'bass as a distinct musical format with singles by J Majik, Asylum and Goldie himself. Still bursting with energy, he then launched a legendary club night, Metalheadz Sunday Sessions, at London's Blue Note. The scene's best producers - among them revolutionary artists like Photek, Source Direct, Peshay and Dillinja - would compete to have their latest recordings debuted at the club and the scene's faithful came from far and wide to hear the best tunes before anyone else. "Those nights at the Blue Note were magical," he recalls. "It was an underground phenomenon that became an institution." David Bowie, who was making the drum'n'bass-influenced album Earthling at the time, fell in love with the place. "I remember popping out to take a break from all the madness inside the club," says Goldie. "He was outside having a cigarette, a bit of a breather. We chatted for a bit, looked at each other, grinned and then plunged back into it all. It was just that kind of place."


    Goldie is one of only a handful of artists ever to co-write with Bowie - on the track Truth from the drum'n'bass pioneer's second album Saturnz Return. Released in 1998, the album also saw his vision become more expansive (the opening track, Mother, clocked in at just over an hour). The album's collaborative approach included guest spots from rap legend KRS-One, Sex Pistols manager and all-around provocateur Malcolm McLaren, super-producer Trevor Horn and Oasis main man Noel Gallagher (on the single Temper Temper).


    Fuelled by the limitless creativity that has been the hallmark of his career to date, Goldie next turned to acting. He reunited with Bowie in Andrew Goth's 1999 thriller Everybody Loves Sunshine then took the part of Bullion in the 1999 James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough. Other box office smashes - including Guy Ritchie's crime heist caper Snatch - followed before he joined the cast of BBC1 soap opera EastEnders, playing the gangster Angel Hudson.


    A series of blockbuster TV appearances - on shows such as Maestro (where he learned to conduct an orchestra), Classic Goldie (which saw him perform his own orchestral composition at the Royal Albert Hall in the summer of 2009) and Goldie's Band: By Royal Appointment.


    The orchestral training proved useful. In 2014, he translated his original vision for Timeless into the stunning Timeless (Sine Tempore). Performed live with the Heritage Orchestra at the Wilderness Festival to suitably rapturous acclaim, the performance was repeated the following year as part of the Meltdown Festival at London's Royal Festival Hall. In between, he found time to unveil Fragments Of Gold, a piece inspired by medieval chants that he performed live in Glasgow Cathedral.


    Drum'n'bass, of course, has remained a consistent passion, both through his Metalheadz label and his releases under the Rufige Kru moniker (2007's Malice In Wonderland and 2009's Memoirs Of An Afterlife). "Technologically," he says, "breakbeat has managed to surpass all other forms of music to date. There isn't a recording engineer alive who can tell me there's any other form of music that is more complex than the music we make." Goldie has also recently announced he will be releasing a brand new double album 'The Journey Man' this year. The album comprises two parts, 16 brand new tracks in total, all written and produced by Goldie. It also features a host of collaborators handpicked by Goldie to help realize his vision for the album.


    "I often look at music not so much as a producer but like a director. You're drawing together engineers, performers and arrangers to create something special, something magical. It's like alchemy. The notes, the music, the lyrics, they're all in my head and each element has to be communicated and brought to life to create the finished track. I'm always inspired by great movie directors - people like Stanley Kubrick and PT Anderson - and, if you think about it, it's quite a similar approach. They start off with a vision and then they use that vision to deploy the actors and the cameramen and the editors in order to create the finished film."


    Collaborators on 'The Journey Man' album include vocalist and songwriter Natalie Duncan, who was discovered when chosen in the three-part BBC series 'Goldie's Band By Royal Appointment' and later provided the vocals for Goldie's 2012 single 'Freedom'. Other featured vocalists on the album include Terri Walker, Tyler Lee Daly, Natalie Williams, JosÉ James, Naomi Pryor as well as Goldie's wife, Mika Wassenaar Price.


    'The Journey Man' will be released through Cooking Vinyl and Goldie's own record label, Metalheadz.


    Goldie's love affair with painting has remained consistent too and he continues to exhibit visual work that's just as dazzling as his sonic output. Beginning with Night Writers, the 1986 exhibition at Wolverhampton's art gallery that introduced Goldie and his Supreme Graffiti Team to the British Arts Council, his shows have defined a unique aesthetic that's all his own. And through them all, from 1987's Rockin' The City in Birmingham (where he exhibited alongside Massive Attack's Robert Del Naja) and the 1988 Crucial Creators exhibition in Walsall to more recent gallery events like 2007's Love Over Gold and 2012's Athleticizm collection (including portraits of London Olympics stars such as Victoria Pendleton, Tom Daley and Jessica Ennis), runs a consistent thread of energy, experimentalism and boundary-pushing. His 2013 collection, Lost Tribes, an innovative series of pieces fusing Goldie's style with the artistic expression of the ancient peoples of Africa, Asia and America was, he says, "my most important breakthrough".


    And for the kid who lay awake, gazing at the stars, through the window of a children's home, growing up has brought some surprises. In 2012, he was selected as one of the BBC's New Elizabethans, 60 people - ranging from David Hockney to Roald Dahl, David Bowie and Tim Berners-Lee - who have helped shape British culture during the reign of Elizabeth II. Four years later, he was awarded the MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours. It's acceptance, of course, on a grand scale. But at heart, he's still the gatecrasher, amped-up on ideas, buzzing on nothing but love, hope and the certainty that, while his way might not be the easy way, it's very definitely the path of a true artist.


    - Tim Barr, 2017

    LP 1
    1. Horizons (feat. Terri Walker & Swindle)
    2. Prism
    3. Mountains
    4. Castaway
    5. The Mirrored River


    LP 2
    1. I Adore You (w/ Ulterior Motive)
    2. I Think of You
    3. Truth (feat. Jose James)
    4. Redemption


    LP 3
    1. Tu Viens Avec Moi?
    2. The Ballad Celeste
    3. This Is Not A Love Song
    4. The River Mirrored (feat. Terri Walker)
    5. Triangle
    6. Tomorrow's Not Today
    7. Run Run Run

    Goldie
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    Psychic 9-5 Club

    Psychic 9-5 Club marks the beginning of a new chapter for HTRK. It's
    an album that looks back on a time of sadness and struggle, and
    within that struggle they nd hope and humour and love. It's Jonnine
    Standish and Nigel Yang's rst album recorded entirely as a duo-
    former band member Sean Stewart died halfway through the
    recording of their last LP, 2011's Work (Work, Work).


    Though the record is instantly recognisable as HTRK-Standish's vocal
    delivery remains central to the band's sound, while the productions
    are typically lean and dubby-they've found ample room for
    exploration within this framework. Gone are the reverb-soaked guitar
    explorations of 2009's Marry Me Tonight and the fuzzy growls that ran
    through Work (Work Work). They've been replaced with something
    tender, velvety and polished. This is HTRK, but the esh has been
    stripped from their sound, throwing the focus on naked arrangements
    and minimalist sound design.


    The album was recorded at Blazer Sound Studios in New Mexico with
    Excepter's Nathan Corbin, who had previously directed the video clip
    for Work (Work Work) cut Bendin. Inviting a third party into their
    world was no easy decision, but in Corbin they found a kindred spirit.
    The LP was then rened and reworked in Australia at the turn of 2013,
    before the nishing touches were applied in New York during the
    summer.


    Of all the themes that run through Psychic 9-5 Club, love is the most
    central. The word is laced throughout the album in lyrics and titles-
    love as a distraction, loving yourself, loving others. Standish's lyrics
    explore the complexities of sexuality and the body's reaction to
    personal loss, though there's room for wry humour-a constant
    through much of the best experimental Australian music of the past
    few decades.


    Standish explores her vocal range fully-her husky spoken-word drawl
    remains, but we also hear her laugh and sing. Equally, Yang's
    exploratory production techniques-particularly his well-documented
    love of dub-are given room to shine. They dip headlong into some of
    the things that make humans tick-love, loss and desire-with the
    kind of integrity that has marked the band out from day one. Psychic
    9-5 Club is truly an album for the body and for the soul.

    1. Give it Up
    2. Blue Sunshine
    3. Feels like Love
    4. Soul Sleep
    5. Wet Dream
    6. Love is Distraction
    7. Chinatown Style
    8. The Body You Deserve
    HTRK
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