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REDI-SUN-5437xThe Shirelles & King Curtis
The Shirelles and King Curtis Give a Twist PartyIn 1962, the twist was EVERYWHERE. Artists from Joey Dee to Frank Sinatra (?!) were all chasing the craze, feverishly recording twist-able platters to meet the dance floor demand. Saxophone great King Curtis didn't sleep on the trend, scoring a major hit with "Soul Twist" along with several other twist-themed singles. Thus, it was only natural that he should team up with the country's #1 girl group, The Shirelles, themselves in the middle of an incredible run of chart-topping singles. This inspired pairing resulted in the Shirelles' second LP release of 1962, The Shirelles and King Curtis Give a Twist Party.
And what a party it is! The album's eleven tracks mix scorching instrumentals with vocal numbers, never once stopping for air. Curtis' gritty sax tone combines with The Shirelles' dulcet harmonies for a one-of-a-kind sound that will have everyone in the house on their feet, wearing through shoe leather. Sourced from the original Scepter analog master, this Sundazed reissue is destined to become a "go to" LP for your next soirÉe. Because when The Shirelles and King Curtis Give a Twist Party, the only acceptable RSVP is YES!!!"1. Mama, Here Comes The Bride
2. Take The Last Train Home (Instrumental)
3. Welcome Home Baby
4. I've Got A Woman
5. I Still Want You
6. Take The Last Train Home (Vocal)
7. Love Is A Swinging Thing
8. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
9. New Orleans
10. Mister Twister
11. Potato Chips$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDI-SUN-5330xJerry Cole & His Spacemen
Hot Rod Dance PartyLimited Edition
As one of the busiest and most versatile session guitarists of the 60s, Jerry Cole recorded with a litany of legends, including Phil Spector, the Beach Boys and the Byrds. But to those in the know, hes renowned for his own incredible surf and hot rod instrumentals, which he delivered on a series of vintage albums with his band the Spacemen. Coles modernistic recordings, however, sound completely different from other surf-and-drag releases of the period, with expansive arrangements that often featured elements of jazz and exotica, the better to showcase the guitarists inventive, assertive playing.
One of Coles best-loved LPs is this amazing 1964 release, which includes contributions from many of the same L.A.-based musicians who played alongside Cole in the now-legendary session ensemble known as the Wrecking Crew. Coles powerful guitar work powers such turbo-charged numbers as Night Rumble, Border Run, Stinger and Hot Rod Queen, which live up to the albums title and then some!
Sundazed has lovingly remastered this masterful guitar extravaganza from the original analog tapes, carefully reproduced its complete original cover art and pressed it on high-quality 180 gram vinylall the better to keep this party humming!1. Night Rumble
2. Border Run
3. Mr. Wobble Wheels
4. Hot Rod Queen
6. Roadster Run
7. Boss Dance
8. T. Roadster Rock
9. Dancing Mags
10. Driving Little?Deuce
11. Night Drag$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-MOM-2216xJon Spencer Blues Explosion
Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015New York City is a big place. A loud place. Some of that noise is music. And some of the music is noise.
Sucking it all in and turning it loose with prejudice, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion takes a ferocious bite out of the Big Apple with their new long-player, Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party 2015, the first record of the new era that demands to be stopped and frisked!
Like the best sides that percolated up from the Bronx, the Lower East Side, and Greenwich Village across the 1970s and '80s - Freedom Tower is more than a high-octane dance party record, it is a document of New York City, a chronicle of grit and terror and love!
It's all here: The Hustler and The Trust Fund Baby, the Mosh Pit Casualty, the Celebrity Chef, the Crooked Cop, the Struggling Artist, the Sucker MC, the forgotten Sex Workers and Last-Chance Cinderellas. Within these grooves are cold-water tenements, blue-chip galleries, dingy Avenue B studios, and the last real warrior poet whose dark magick brings garage rock ghosts back from the grave!
Freedom Tower is a radical portrait of New York City set to the savage funkacide of the Blues Explosion, locked and loaded with the most deadly, predatory guitar riffs that primitive magnetic tape can handle . From start to finish, Freedom Tower is overmodulated, cooked with dirt, and finished in acid rain! Freedom Tower is packed with the kind of beats and rhymes that will make even the most reserved Walter Mitty jump back and say "damn!"
For nearly a quarter-century the Blues Explosion have been sweating, freezing, eating, drinking, fucking, fighting, winning, and losing in New York City, perpetrating some of the most timeless moments of musical mayhem in the history of Manhattan and beyond. As ever, Jon Spencer tells the tales, Judah Bauer plays the blues, and Russell Simins smashes things to bits... And as always Blues Explosion stomp on the faux underground oasis peddled by bourgeois hipsters and marketing jocks to deliver the real deal - rock'n'roll that is unapologetically nasty and strong.
Rehearsed and polished in a string of secret gigs and unannounced opening slots in theaters, hotel bars, and dives (often under assumed names), and then recorded at the legendary Daptone House Of Soul in Bushwick and mixed with hip-hop cult legend Alap Momin at the cutting edge of Harlem, Freedom Tower is the most provocative statement of urban pathos and panache ever recorded.
Play this record at all-night rent parties, picnics, discotheques, and protests!
There are eight million stories in the Naked City - but there is only one Blues Explosion!
Freedom Tower - dig it now, while you still can!1. Funeral
2. Wax Dummy
3. Do The Get Down
4. Betty vs. the NYPD
5. White Jesus
6. Born Bad
7. Down and Out
8. Crossroad Hop
9. The Ballad Of Joe Buck
10. Dial Up Doll
11. Bellevue Baby
12. Tales of Old New York: The Rock Box
13. Cooking for Television$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Party Rock MansionAnimal Print Colored Vinyl
Party Rock Mansion marks Redfoo's solo album debut on his own Party Rock Records. Redfoo, the creative force behind electronic pop-rock duo LMFAO, delivers a body of work that will put your body to work with dance moves, party anthems and self-produced tracks that are bound to move listeners both physically and emotionally. The solo project afforded Redfoo the opportunity to showcase his style in a more personal and meaningful way. He successfully explores a new range of emotion and sounds, perfectly balancing his sense of humor, sex appeal and sensitivity for a diverse listening experience - all rooted in Redfoo's classic "feel good" mantra. The album features a slew of already platinum hit singles, including New Thang and Juicy Wiggle. Orchestrating everything from creation to delivery, the man behind the frames and fro is here to stay. Most impressively, the self-proclaimed Booty Man still finds time to celebrate the success harder than anyone around cementing his role as the ultimate Party Rocker and guaranteeing that Party Rock Mansion is one party you don't want to miss. All aboard the party train!1. Keep Shining
2. Party Train
3. Too Much
4. Beach Cruisin'
5. Booty Man
6. Lights Out
7. So Lit
8. New Thang
9. Juicy Wiggle
10. Good Things Happen When Ya Drunk
11. Where The Sun Goes (ft. Stevie Wonder)
12. Meet Her At Tomorrow (ft. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike)
13. Maybe$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bo Diddley's Beach PartyFrom The Original Chess/Checker Masters In Glorious Mono
Faithful Reproduction Of The Original Artwork
It's the beach party of your dreams. Not one of those with the squeaky-clean suburban kids doing the frug at Malibu like in the movies, oh no. This is Myrtle Beach, filled with dangerous bikers and gang members and hot mamas and escaped convicts and god knows who else (best not to ask), all cruising for kicks. It's after midnight but the heat still lingers from a blistering day. Except for a small bonfire, the dark is all-enveloping; couples vanish into it and you'd best be looking elsewhere. At the fire, some guy's carving his initials into his hand with a pen knife, and two babes are noodle-dancing to the waves, or maybe just the voices in their heads. They need music, dammit. Just then, a cloud of dust materializes at the far end of the boardwalk, heading your way, getting closer by the minute. As it approaches, you can just make out the silhouette of a rather large man atop a little motor scooter, some crazy looking guitar slung over his shoulder. Who IS this guy? The scooter chugs to a stop at your feet, and off steps the only musician in the known world who could play this party without having the shit kicked out of him. Bo Diddley.
He plugs in, kicks off a scorching guitar riff. The band falls in. And the place goes totally batshit. Miraculously, someone thought to bring along a tape recorder. The result: Bo Diddley's Beach Party, the absolute pinnacle of vicarious musical thrills. Presented in its original, glorious, Distort-O-Phonic mono, this sweaty grungefest kicks ass from start to finish.
Lots of albums claim to be essential, groundbreaking, and all that crap, and pointyheaded rock crits fawn over cosmic lyrical brainfarts and diminished ninths and such. Bo Ddiddley's Beach Party just kicks sand in their faces and dares you not to dance.
Sundazed earnestly believes that you have no business calling yourself a rock 'n roll fan, an r&b maven, or even a sentient human being unless this album is in your collection, that's how crucial it is. In fact, don't even talk to us until it's in your hands. We mean it.1. Memphis
3. Hey! Bo Diddley
4. Old Smokey
5. Bo Diddley's Dog
6. I'm All Right
7. Mr. Custer
8. Bo's Waltz
9. What's Buggin' You
10. Road Runner$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Form & ControPhenomenal Handclap Band are back! Their forward-thinking, genre-spanning dance party continues on Form & Control, an ambitious follow-up to their acclaimed self-titled debut. PHBs compelling fusion of international psych rock, soulful pop, and cosmic disco takes things to the next level here, drawing comparisons to Blondie, Human League, Roxy Music (Bryan Ferry himself is calling PHB his favorite new band) and even Abba. The six piece band is brighter, bolder and more soulful than ever before on Form & Control.1. Following
2. The Right One
3. The Written Word
4. The Unknown Faces
At Father James Park
6. Form & Control
9. Winter Falls
10. All Cliches
12. The Attempt$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lurid GlowHalf Yellow/Half White Colored Vinyl
Synth-pop dance party band Reptar returns with their second full length, Lurid Glow, out March 17th 2015 on Joyful Noise Recordings. Lurid Glow continues the exploratory and arousing spirit of their 2012 debut Body Faucet, 2012. Graham Ulicny (singer-guitarist), Andrew McFarland (drums), Ryan Engelberger (Bass), and William Kennedy (analog keyboards) succeed once again in bringing world dance parties into the post-rock realm. Lurid Glow continues Reptar's exploration of afro-beat indie electro-pop with a heart. While the scope of this album is broader than Body Faucet it retains the earnestness of a band just wanting to have a good time and make you feel good enough to shake your money-maker.1. No One Will Ever Love You
2. Ice Black Sand
4. Sea Of Fertility
6. Every Chance I Get
7. Easier To Die
8. Daily Season
9. Particle Board
10. Breezy$22.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fight The Good Fight (Pre-Order)Release Date: June 29, 2018*
The Interrupters are an L.A. based four-piece bound by their rebel spirit and deep love of punk, rock, ska and 2 Tone.
They make super high-energy rock -n-roll that's equal parts catchy and confrontational.
Their third album, Fight The Good Fight, was produced by Rancid's Tim Armstrong and released on his Hellcat imprint for Epitaph Records. The album features front-woman Aimee Interrupter, guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivone and drummer Jesse Bivona, spitting out lyrics that take on matters as thorny as family, friendship, martial law and loyalty, while churning out bouncing rock-steady rhythms and snarly guitar riffs.
The Interrupters have built their live act of unstoppable energy and a feeling of easy community that reflects their familial vibe.
They had toured the world with the likes of Green Day and Rancid and played huge festivals from The Vans Warped tour to Coachella.
"There is usually a dance party going on in the crowd, which we appreciate since we always have our own dance party happening on stage," says guitarist Kevin Bivona. The Interrupters will be dancing their way to a town near you this summer on many festivals and tours including The Punk in Drublic Festivals, Back to The Beach Festival and the Main Stage on Vans Warped Tour.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. Title Holder
2. So Wrong
3. She's Kerosene
4. Leap of Faith
5. Got Each Other (feat. Rancid)
6. Broken World
7. Gave You Everything
8. Not Personal
10. Rumors and Gossip
11. Be Gone
12. Room With a View$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Dreams In The Rat HouseHailing from the Bay Area of California, somewhere next to Hammer Time mansion, dwell Shannon and the Clams. A throw back doo wop, rock n roll trio that features Shannon (of Hunx and His Punx) and Cody (aka King Lollipop) on songwriting duty and shared vocals. The Clams have a large following that grows by the day as they tour the planet and bring their child like sense of humor, gorgeous vocals, and true to the game Animal House style garage rock n roll to the dance party. Production is raw, like Hazel Adkins raw, while the songs are sweet like honey poured from an Etta James shaped bottle.1. Hey Willy
2. Rip Van Winkle
3. Bed Rock
5. Into the River
6. If I Could Count
7. Rat House
8. The Rabbit's Nose
9. Heads or Tails
11. Into a Dream
12. I Know$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The ArsonistAndre Obin's debut full-length album, The Arsonist, follows EPs previously released under European labels Trouw, Mina, and Klopfgeist. In mid-November, Boston label Vanya Records and other friends of Obin came together when he was the victim of an electrical fire that destroyed possessions and equipment at his Somerville, MA apartment. The compilation Friends of Andre was released on bandcamp for a $10 donation with 18 tracks from Boston artists including M|O|O|N and the New Highway Hymnal. Clearly, he is loved at home and overseas for his unique take on electronic music - his sounds could come from speakers at a euro-dance club or a laptop at your own private dance party. - Hillary Anderson1. Golden Hair
2. Blue Powder
3. The Arsonist
5. Soft Rain
8. Anthem$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
PathologyThe sound of Oakland, CA''s Trails and Ways is a fascinating mix of the melancholy of bossa nova, the fearlessness of basement indie rock, driving grooves from the end of disco, and the slick shine of radio pop. Their songs never shy away from personal and political heavy-lifting, but this is some of the most compelling pop music we''ve heard in some time. Call it what you will; hearing it is like stumbling into the warmth of an intimate dance party among smart and thoughtful friends. Pathology, their debut LP, was recorded at home in Oakland in 2014, amid the unrelenting crawl of the California drought and the surge of tech-company capital in the Bay Area. The album is a work of multiple hands, multiple hearts, and multiple voices - vibrant, emotional, political, and personal.1. Skeletons
2. Say You Will
3. Mtn Tune
5. Heavy Sleeper
10. Dream About Me
11. Vines$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pheel PhreeFormerly the man behind Jookabox, DMA (aka David Moose Adamson) began
his career as a one-man-band in the grand old tradition of the 'one-man-band'
(re: man with a bass-drum on his back and a monkey clapping symbols, collecting
change from the crowd etc.). With Pheel Phree, to some extent, Adamson has
returned to his roots. Except this time, the result sounds more like a creepy
basement dance party.
DMA's debut full-length provides a uniquely beat-driven, meditative clamor. At
times danceable and at times ethereal, the self-produced LP is intriguingly
dicult to pinpoint. James-Ferraro-sensibilities are coupled with the artisticallyfree-approach of Captain-Beefheart, resulting in 33 minutes of a rather otherworldly tunes. Pheel Phree eectively introduces the world to the weirdness
that is David Moose Adamson.1. Toy
3. Wah Pedal
4. I R Liens
6. The Boardwalk
7. It's So Real
8. If I Want To Go
9. Space Is A Place
10. Dog Drem
11. It's Funny$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats WallerAcclaimed pianist Jason Moran will release All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller, a collaboration with the vocalist Meshell
Ndegeocello that recasts the music of the legendary jazz entertainer Fats Waller as a modern dance party. The album-which was produced by
Ndegeocello and Blue Note Records president Don Was-is the ninth in a formidable catalog that Moran has been building on Blue Note since 1999.
All Rise features Moran hosting a changeable cast of musicians that includes vocalists Ndegeocello and Lisa E. Harris, his longtime trio The Bandwagon
featuring bassist Tarus Mateen and drummer Nasheet Waits, and a funky horn-inflected ensemble anchored by drummer Charles Haynes that features
trumpeter Leron Thomas and trombonist Josh Roseman, as well as guest saxophonist Steve Lehman. The album was recorded and mixed by Bob Power,
known for honing the sound on classic hip hop records by A Tribe Called Quest, Common and The Roots.1. Put Your Hands On It
2. Ain't Misbehavin'
3. Yacht Club Swing
4. Lulu's Back In Town
5. Two Sleepy People
6. The Joint Is Jumpin'
7. Honeysuckle Rose
8. Ain't Nobody's Business
9. Fats Elegy
10. Handful Of Keys
11. Jitterbug Waltz
12. Sheik Of Araby / I Found a New Baby$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Limited Edition Of 600 Copies Worldwide
Packaged In A Full-color Picture Sleeve Featuring A Collage By Eric Copeland
"If Copeland is interested in the conventions of clubland,
it's at the point where someone's puking on their shoes
outside the venue, a distant throb of bass beating into their
brain through the brickwork." - Pitchfork
"The rhythms might be recognisably house or hip-hop,
but Copeland pulls and squeezes their structures like
accordions." - Resident Advisor
"Though constantly teetering on a knife's edge - to be
expected in such mental, syncopated mashups - this
is wildly colourful and knowingly absurd music." - The
Ms Pretzel is a 4 track, 20-minute EP of brand new material
by Eric Copeland (Black Dice, Terrestrial Tones). This
is Eric's return to DFA after the release of an acclaimed
single on Ron Morelli's underground dance juggernaut
L.I.E.S., which followed his beloved 2013 album "Joke In
The Hole", his solo debut for DFA. The music on Ms Pretzel
most certainly continues to break new sonic ground, a
process which has gradually unfolded over the last few
years via many prior works on seminal underground
labels such as Underwater Peoples, Escho, Post Present
Medium, and Catsup Plate, among many others. Ms
Pretzel takes Eric's outsider fascination with 4/4 dance
music and twists it yet again. It is the sound of Eric
Copeland throwing a wobbly dance party in a junkyard.
DFA could not be more excited to host this gritty event.1. Ms Pretzel
3. Scum of the Cream
4. A1EZOK$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-AST-8617xRoberts & Lord
EponymousA supercombo team-up between Simon Lord (ex Simian) and Rafter Roberts, the Roberts & Lord duo present their Asthmatic Kitty debut, Eponymous. Roberts rough and grimy (yet complexly arranged) analog backing tracks paired with Lords clean, digitally-recorded vocals, gives these songs a tricky kind of depth that is immediately engaging.
This effortless juxtaposition reigns throughout these 35 some-odd minutes. The album begins with Mosquito, a perfect example and touchstone of Roberts loud, garage rocky, blown-outness paired with structure well-thought-out (but never lingered upon). Simons lyrics tell the story of a mans love for a mosquito, his vocals backed by a crunchy oil-drum thunk of beats (a theme of this record.) Simons lyric writing on Mosquito sets the tone for what's to come and the tone is fun.
Influenced by verse poets like Ivor Cutler and Edward Lear, Lord gives us a simple, light-hearted return to innocence, a goodly love for good love, the capital F feel-goodness compressed into a chorus, the sweaty exuberance of a solid dance party with all your friends around you.1. Mosquito
2. Wild Berries
3. Bottom of the Bottle
8. Purple Doves
9. We Rise, We Fall
10. Interior Demon
12. The Same Love$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Build (Awaiting Repress)Built on a foundation of beats evoking vinyl breaks, house and big-beat, the latest album from Lotus is a funky dance party from start to finish. The ten tracks on Build showcase live drums, guitar, organ, and horns that come drenched in classic analog luxuriance, with electronic elements peppered throughout. This is the sound of a band that has spent years rocking live crowds distilled to a strong studio concentrate of body-moving beats and muscular melodies.
"This album was recorded live to analog tape in studios in Philadelphia and St. Louis. We used live drums, guitar, bass, Hammond organ, upright piano, analog synths, live percussion, and live horns from the group Rubblebucket, then peppered in electronic elements. The project was mixed through an analog process to give it a deep richness. These songs were written over the course of the past 2 years and road-tested across the country. I think this our tightest and best sounding album yet. The songs have a largeness that match Lotus move from clubs into premier venues around the country." - Luke Miller1. Break Build Burn
3. What Did I Do Wrong
5. Middle Road
9. Neon Tubes Part 1
10. Neon Tubes Part 2$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Magik Sounds of The Pine Hill HaintsThe Magik Sounds of the Pine Hill Haints ventures
softly into the cool, dark whisper of the haunted south. Short,
tight spun rhymes about silver quarters and vampires come
from a late evening session in a small pink house in south
Alabama, located next to an old Native American mound of
shells and bones, recorded at low volume with red eyes and
open windows. This is the 4th Halloween dance party long
player the Haints have cut for K.
Mrs Pac-Man sets the theme...although this record is
quicker and faster, Buddy Holly pop driven than most other
Haint efforts, the opening track places your mind in the
smokey state needed to feel the Magik Sound vibe. The sad
Queen of all truck stops and late night greasy spoons, the
lovely Angel Mrs Pac-man hold her charm over the listener
and keeps every loner in tune with midnight feeling.
I used to work a lot of third shift jobs, serving crummy food to
sweethearts, the day finished, done, another one in the
books, and the great burden of living in a modern nightmare
almost, almost felt like it had been lifted...the sweet early
a.m. twilight hours, where all humans are brothers again, all
hatreds and vices and ill wills are temporarily forgiven, folks
smile and tell a little joke or two, and the haunted Mrs Pac-man winks eternal in the background...1. Ms. Pac-Man
3. Rattle Them Bones
4.VillianVs. The Kid
5. Shattered Waltz
7. Can I Have Your Board When You Are Dead?
8. Total Zero
9. Coffin Black
10. Dead Ringer
11. Lady Bug
12. Scarlett Fever
13. What Am I Gonna Do But Wait Right Here
14. 7 on a Pair of Dice$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Year Of The Caprese (Awaiting Repress)Nashville's own risquÉ, electro-pop duo, Cherub - consisting of Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber - release their major label debut, Year Of The Caprese, via Columbia Records.
Year Of The Caprese is filled withhooky electro-pop gems that lyrically capture the outrageous impulses of Kelley and Huber's youth, while their studio expertise results in grooves so alluring, even your parents can dance to them. Their viral hit "Doses & Mimosas" - which is featured on the record - has not only been spinning on SIRIUS XM Alt Nation, Los Angeles' KROQ and Alt 98.7, and Radio 104.5 in Philadelphia, in addition to a number of other stations, but it was also included as one of USA Today's contenders for 2014's first big hit!
In addition, Cherub - who just performed two SOLD-OUT NYC shows - have been taking their infectious dance parties to cities all around the U.S. as part of The Blow'd Tour, playing to a ton of rowdy, packed crowds. The band even released a live video of "Doses & Mimosas," which was recorded in their hometown at The Blow'd Tour's sold-out, kick-off show.
- RJ FROMETA (Vents Magazine)LP 1
1. Simple Cherub
2. Disco Shit
3. Work the Middle Cherub
4. Freaky Me, Freaky You
5. This Song Is for You
6. Doses & Mimosas
1. Strip to This
2. Do the Math
5. Chocolate Strawberries
6. Into the Sun$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
ConfessTwin Shadow, the creative moniker of George Lewis Jr., presents his second album, Confess. Self-produced and with mixing duties handled by Michael H. Brauer (Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney), the 10-song set finds Lewis Jr. doing what he does best; remembering and reinventing, and fashioning a soundtrack which sounds refreshingly and distinctly modern. The first track to be taken from Confess is the anthemic Five Seconds.
Confess is the follow up to Twin Shadow's 2010 debut breakout album Forget of which Pitchfork, giving the album an 8.4 'Best New Music' review stated, "The songs may be catchy, but their intricacy and thoughtful storytelling makes them stick. And for its impressive sonic sheen, the album's skillful restraint makes it sound better with every spin."
Over the course of the past two years George Lewis Jr, has toured the US and the world virtually non-stop, amassing fans everywhere. His live shows are one big dance party; Spin described them best calling them a freewheeling full-band boogie fest. The tracks grew exponentially at every turn. Canned kits became crushing drums, bass burbles became serious bumps, sound effects became walls of synth, and Lewis transformed into a dance-driven taskmaster." Twin Shadow will once again take the show on the road with much touring planned in 2012 and beyond.1. Golden Light
2. You Call Me On
3. Five Seconds
4. Run My Heart
5. The One
6. Beg For The Night
8. When The Movie's Over
9. I Don't Care
10. Be Mine Tonight$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Miracle MileStarfucker provided the soundtrack to over 100 ecstatic sold-out dance parties in tiny, sweaty rooms over the past two years. Word of mouth has spread and the band now find themselves in even larger venues, with brighter lights and bigger songs.
The four-piece collaborated in the process of writing Starfucker's third album, Miracle Mile. After all-night lyric writing sessions and fleshing out song skeletons that first formed on the road, there isn't a single song on Miracle Mile that every member of Starfucker didn't contribute to and ultimately improve. "While I'm Alive," is a song that bursts out of the gate with what can only be described as swagger. Not overconfidence or false bravado, but the undeniable sound of a band that knows exactly who they are: swirling keyboards that take you up, down, and all around, rhythmic guitars, irresistible basslines, and drums that keep an unrelenting beat.
Miracle Mile truly coalesces as a complete whole that couldn't have come together any other way.1. Born
3. Bury Us Alive
4. Mystery Cloud
5. Death as a Fetish (feat. Mattress)
8. The White of Noon
9. Hungry Ghost
10. Mona Vegas
12. Quality Time$23.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
1970-1975: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything...The YOU CAN MAKE ME DANCE, SING OR ANYTHING (1970-1975) LP set includes: The First Step (1970), Long Player (1971), A Nod Is as Good as a Wink to a Blind Horse (1971), and Ooh La La (1973), and features unreleased bonus tracks included with each album. Despite their hard-partying reputation, the band was a formidable powerhouse and could play it all-blues, soul, funk, country and boogie. These albums showcase that incredible range from bar stool anthems like "Had Me A Real Good Time," "Miss Judy's Farm," and "Stay With Me," to tender ballads that will leave you crying in your beer like "Ooh La La," "Love Lives Here" and "Glad And Sorry." In addition to the studio albums, the collection also features a bonus disc that gathers up nine essential tracks that didn't appear on proper albums, including the 1973 single "Pool Hall Richard," a live performance of the Temptations' "I Wish It Would Rain" from the 1973 Reading Festival, and "Dishevelment Blues," a song that came free as a flexi-disc in copies of the British music publication, New Music Express.LP1
1. Wicked Messenger
3. Shake, Shudder, Shiver
5. Around The Plynth
7. Pineapple And the Monkey
8. Nobody Knows
9. Looking Out The Window
10. Three Button Hand Me Down
1. Bad 'N' Ruin
2. Tell Everyone
3. Sweet Lady Mary
5. Maybe I'm Amazed
6. Had Me A Real Good Time
7. On The Beach
8. I Feel So Good
1. Miss Judy's Farm
2. You're So Rude
3. Love Lives Here
4. Last Orders Please
5. Stay With Me
8. Too Bad
9. That's All You Need
1. Silicone Grown
2. Cindy Incidentally
3. Flags And Banners
4. My Fault
5. Borstal Boys
6. Fly In The Ointment
7. If I'm On The Late Side
8. Glad And Sorry
9. Just Another Honky
10. Ooh La La
1. I Wish It Would Rain (With A Trumpet) (Live - Reading Festival, Reading, UK 8/25/73) (Remastered)
2. Rear Wheel Skid (Remastered Single Version
3. Maybe I'm Amazed (Remastered Single Version)
4. Oh Lord I'm Browned Off (Remastered Single Version)
5. You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (Even Take The Dog For A Walk, Mend A Fuse, Fold Away The Ir
6. As Long As You Tell Him (Single Version)
7. Skewiff (Mend The Fuse) (Remastered Single Version)
8. Dishevelment Blues (Remastered Single Version)$129.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Pressed On Colored Vinyl
2011's Reptilians is STRFKR's second full-length and first with Polyvinyl.
Lyrically, the album focuses primarily on death and the end of the world, two intertwined subjects at the forefront of songwriter Josh Hodges' mind following the passing of his grandmother. Yet, amazingly, the record manages to be not the slightest bit depressing.
In reality, it's quite the opposite -- a trait likely attributed to the fact that the band, like British philosopher Alan Watts (whose lectures are excerpted at various intervals), believes death is responsible for giving meaning to life.
For STRFKR, this comforting notion is expressed musically via vibrant crescendos, explosive drum beats, and layered synth melodies that drive a theatrical live show where dance party meets Roxy Music.
As such, Reptilians marches effortlessly from the stripped-bare psychedelia of Born, which conjures David Byrne's ghost, to the funeral parade of Bury Us Alive (a track that greets death with open arms in a moment of animated celebration), to Death as a Fetish, where the title becomes a liberating mantra sung over an immediately hummable keyboard-driven loop.
Just as with the band's previous two releases, Reptilians was written almost entirely by principal songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joshua Hodges.
This time around, however, the group's sound is bolstered by the addition of Keil Corcoran (whom Hodges describes as a "human drum machine") and producer Jacob Portrait (The Dandy Warhols, Mint Chicks).
The result is STRFKR's most well-rounded and full-sounding album to date -- a blissfully buoyant affair that will have you dancing to songs about death while having the time of your life.1. Born
3. Bury Us Alive
4. Mystery Cloud
5. Death as a Fetish (feat. Mattress)
8. The White of Noon
9. Hungry Ghost
10. Mona Vegas
12. Quality Time$19.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Louden Up Now!!! brings a punk aesthetic to the style-over-substance world of dance music with this release. Slithering bass lines, driving percussion, echo-laden guitar, and call-and-response vocals come together to create some of the dopest jams you're likely to hear in 2004 and beyond. Take all the parts of disco that don't suck, mix in a dash of post-whatever aural experimentation, and voila! Instant bicoastal dance party--Village Voice.1. When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Karazzee
2. Pardon My Freedom
3. Dear Can
4. King's Weed
5. Hello? Is This Thing On?
6. Shit Scheisse Merde, Pt. 1
7. Shit Scheisse Merde, Pt. 2
8. Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)
9. Theme from Space Island
10. Shit Scheisse Merde, Pt. 1 [Instrumental]$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The B-52sNumbered Limited Edition
Ranked 152/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Delightfully Campy, Intentionally Goofy, Lyrically Kitschy: 1979 Set Is Nothing But a Good Time
Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI (America's Best Record Plant): LP Bursts Forth With the Color and Vibrancy of the Brilliant Pop Within
Boffo! Beehive hairdos, goofy sci-fi humor, lava-lamp kitsch, thrift-store fashions, party-starting tunes, unconventional perspectives, and the unique blending of the underground aesthetic with mainstream accessibility: The B-52s mix all this and more into a dizzying cocktail on their self-titled debut, which remains one of the most ahead-of-its-time, endlessly enjoyable, and vividly colorful albums ever released.
The B-52s has its roots in the bands improbable genesis, itself reflective of the records gleeful moods and quirky charms. The five members first played after sharing a tropical alcoholic beverage at a Chinese restaurant, the ironic silliness and spontaneous irreverence indicative of the music on its breakthrough record. Not to mention how it mirrors the unusual hodgepodge of instrumentation: organs, walkie talkies, bongos, glockenspiels, tambourines, toy pianos, smoke alarms, and more!
Musically, the band proves just as adventurous and whimsical. Using pleasant harmonies as a backdrop and Kate Piersons squealing organ as a starting point, the B-52s draw upon surf-rock grooves, beach-bound soul-pop, herky-jerky funk riffs, minimalist rhythms, and Ricky Wilsons unusual guitar lines to craft songs that tower above the sarcastic suggestiveness and campy declarations. Of course, the latter are plenty entertaining on their own, but theres no denying the dance-bound persuasiveness and melodic shimmy associated with the classic cult single Rock Lobster and splendid cover of the ubiquitous Petula Clark standard Downtown. Youve never heard anything like this.
Indeed, the B-52s were about a decade ahead of the alt-rock revolution when they recorded this delightfully campy, intentionally goofy, lyrically tawdry, and undeniably harmonic 1979 new-wave set that comes off as the best dance party you might ever hear. This is 40 minutes of nothing but a good time.
Mastered on Mobile Fidelitys world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (America's best record plant), Silver Label numbered limited edition LP presents the B-52s brilliant debut in a fidelity its never previously enjoyed. So detailed and realistic are the timbres, accents, and harmonies, youll think the bands bright outfits are appearing right in front of you. Plus, the LP is worth the cost alone for the iconic album cover, which spotlights those bouffant dos.
About Silver Label: New from Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, the MoFi Silver Label Vinyl Series will feature an eclectic mix of recordings. This series is mastered and cut on the famous Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab state-of-the-art Tim de Paravacini-designed mastering system. Vinyl will be pressed at RTI on audiophile-grade standard vinyl and will be numbered limited-editions. Future releases will continue to stretch stylistic boundaries, as the MoFi Silver Label continues to explore music from many different genres. Expand your musical horizons with the Silver Label!
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Planet Claire
2. 52 Girls
3. Dance This Mess Around
4. Rock Lobster
6. There's a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)
7. Hero Worship
9. Downtown$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now