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Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95Dave Matthews Band released one of their full-length concerts as an album for the first time with Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95. It sold over 2 million copies-the group's most successful live release to date-and proved what faithful fans already knew: that the Dave Matthews Band were one of the most engaging concert attractions in the world-a fact that hasn't changed in the two decades since its release. Now, Live At Red Rocks 8.15.95 is available as a 4xLP set for the first time.
*Cover art is subject to changeLP 1
1. Seek Up
2. Proudest Monkey
1. Two Step
2. Best Of What's Around
4. Lie In Our Graves
2. Dancing Nancies
3. Lover Lay Down
4. Drive In, Drive Out
5. Tripping Billies
1. Rhyme & Reason
3. Ants Marching
4. Typical Situation
5. All Along The Watchtower$75.99Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SONM-LEG-4013xDave Matthews Band
Crash (Anniversary Edition)
Newly Re-Mastered From Flat Analog Tapes
Includes 8-page Booklet & Previously Unpublished Photos
RCA Records and Legacy Recordings celebrate Dave Matthews Band's 25th anniversary with the first-ever vinyl release of Crash, DMB's best-selling second studio album.
Newly remastered from the original flat analog tapes, Crash will be available as a 2LP set, pressed on 180g 12 vinyl and housed in a gatefold jacket that features an eight-page booklet packed with previously unpublished photographs of the band.LP 1
1. So Much To Say
2. Two Step
3. Crash Into Me
4. Too Much
6. Say Goodbye
1. Drive In Drive Out
2. Let You Down
3. Lie In Our Graves
4. Cry Freedom
5. Tripping Billies
6. Proudest Monkey$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Under The Table And DreamingAvailable On Vinyl For The First Time
Re-Mastered From The Original Flat Analog Tapes
Includes An 8-Page Book Of Previously Unpublished Photographs
Twenty years ago, Dave Matthews Band's Under The Table And Dreaming introduced the Virginia-based quintet to a national audience with an alternative, folk-tinged approach to pop/rock music that resonated
in a post-grunge world. Now, following this year's hugely successful vinyl debut of their first official independent release, 1993's Remember Two Things, DMB will revisit Under The Table And Dreaming with a similarly impressive deluxe reissue.
Under The Table And Dreaming will be newly remastered from the original flat analog tapes and will be available, for the first time ever, as a double-vinyl version featuring an eight-page book packed with
previously unpublished photographs of the band in a limited, numbered gatefold jacket.LP1
1. The Best Of What's Around
2. What Would You Say
4. Rhyme & Reason
5. Typical Situation
6. Dancing Nancies
1. Ants Marching
2. Lover Lay Down
3. Jimi Thing
5. Pay For What You Get
6. #34$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SONM-RCA-8616xDave Matthews Band
Remember Two ThingsBefore they sold over 30 million records worldwide, saw six consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 and attracted untold millions of fans across 20 years of acclaimed live shows, the Dave Matthews Band were a one-of-a-kind group from Virginia looking to make a name for themselves in a music scene dominated by loud guitars and louder angst. Remember Two Things, their rst ofcial release on their own Bama Rags label, remains an important calling card for fans everywhere - and it's being reissued this year, including two bonus tracks and a vinyl release for the rst time ever.
This high-spirited set found the band - singer/guitarist Dave Matthews, drummer Carter Beauford, saxophonist LeRoi Moore, violinist Boyd Tinsley and bassist Stefan Lessard, with guest contributions by guitarist Tim Reynolds on four tracks - unleashing easygoing but spirited original songs, recorded mostly live on stage (along with two additional studio recordings). The band's foot-stomping take on "Ants Marching," the soothing acoustics of "Satellite," and future concert staples like "Tripping Billies," "Recently" and "Seek Up" captured the energy and excitement of a band truly on the verge of major success.
Remember Two Things, a bona-de word-of-mouth sensation which earned the band a platinum record in 2002, remains the rst and best introduction to the DMB sound. That sound would soon take the world by storm with the release of their major-label debut Under The Table And Dreaming in 1994, but for the band's most loyal fans, Remember Two Things is truly where the band's story begins.LP 1
1. Ants Marching
2. Tripping Billies
5. One Sweet World
6. The Song That Jane Likes
1. Seek Up
2. I'll Back You Up
3. Christmas Song$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SONM-RCA-2716xDave Matthews Band
Away From The WorldClear Vinyl
On September 11, RCA Records will release Dave Matthews Band's Away From The World, which the group recorded with Steve Lillywhite, who produced its first three studio albums - Under The Table And Dreaming, Crash and Before These Crowded Streets.
Dave Matthews Band - comprising Carter Beauford (drums), Stefan Lessard (bass), Dave Matthews (vocals, guitar) and Boyd Tinsley (violin) - has sold a collective 37 million CDs and DVDs combined. With the debut of Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in 2009, Dave Matthews Band became one of only two groups in chart history to have five consecutive studio albums enter atop the chart. The band was the biggest ticket seller worldwide of the past decade and has sold over 17 million tickets since its inception.1. Broken Things
2. Belly Belly
6. The Riff
7. Belly Full
8. If Only
10. Snow Outside
11. Drunken Soldier$29.99Clear Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Tin Cans And Car TiresLimited Edition Colored Vinyl
Tin Cans and Car Tires is moe.'s second release and features the band's new drummer, Vinnie Amico, who had taken over the position from Chris Mazur in 1996.
For Tin Cans and Car Tires the band enlisted the help of producer John Alagia, whose work with the Dave Matthews Band proved that it's possible for the modern jam band to effectively capture their live sound in the studio. Engineering the project was tech-whiz John Siket, whose eclectic resume includes indie jammers Yo La Tengo, mid-fi Aussie rockers You Am I and genre kingpins Phish.1. Stranger Than Fiction
2. Spaz Medicine
5. Hi & Lo
6. Plane Crash
7. Letter Home
8. Big World
9. Again And Again
11. Happy Hour Hero
12. Queen Of The Rodeo$32.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Amos LeeAmos Lee is the self-titled debut album by American singer-songwriter Amos Lee, released by Blue Note Records in 2005. The album is produced by Lee Alexander, the bassist in Norah Jones' band. Norah Jones herself plays the piano on 2 tracks; Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight and Colors.
The songs on the album incorporate themes of folk, soul, gospel and jazz. His style is a mix of Bill Withers, Arthur Lee, and James Taylor. Amos has recently toured with Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, Adele, Dave Matthews and many others.1. Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight
2. Seen It All Before
3. Arms Of A Woman
4. Give It Up
6. Soul Suckers
8. Bottom Of The Barrel
9. Black River
10. Lies Of A Lonely Friend
11. All My Friends$37.99180 Gram Audiophie Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jack Johnson & Friends: Best Of The Kukua FestivalJust in time for Earth Day, Brushfire Records will release Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival. The album features a 13-track compilation of live performances from Jack Johnson's benefit concerts for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation. Proceeds from Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival will benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.
Culled from six years of his eco-minded music festival, Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival, highlights onstage collaborations with legendary musicians like Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Eddie Vedder, Ben Harper, Dave Mathews, Ziggy and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley and more.
Johnson and his band team up with more than a dozen guest artists to perform both original works and spirited covers of classic songs. The album features several of Johnson's breezy folk-rock gems, including "Constellations" (with Eddie Vedder), "Mudfootball" (with Ozomatli & G. Love), "Breakdown" (with ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro), and "Better Together" (with Hawaiian singer Paula Fuga).
Elsewhere on Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival, Johnson joins his guests for stripped-down renditions of their own songs: Taj Mahal offers his bluesy "Further On Down The Road," Jackson Browne revisits "Take It Easy" with the help of singer/guitarist John Cruz (who also shares his Hawaiian anthem "Island Style"), and the Marley brothers bring the reggae with Ziggy's "Cry, Cry, Cry" and Damian's dancehall banger "Welcome to Jamrock."
Rounding out the record are an eclectic collection of covers, including Bob Marley's "High Tide or Low Tide" (featuring Ben Harper), Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released" (featuring Eddie Vedder) and Jimmy Buffet's "A Pirate Looks at Forty" (featuring Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds). Willie Nelson, meanwhile, delivers a Harper-assisted take on "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain," the Fred Rose-penned classic he popularized.
Held on Earth Day weekend at Honolulu's Waikiki Shell since its inception in 2004, the Kokua Festival serves as both a community-centered celebration of music and environmental awareness and as the major fundraiser for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation (a nonprofit organization founded by Johnson and his wife Kim in 2003 to support environmental education in the schools and communities of Hawaii). Like the festival itself, Jack Johnson and Friends: Best of Kokua Festival spotlights artists who share the Kokua Hawaii Foundation's mission of protecting the planet and cultivating environmental consciousness.LP1
1. Better Together - Jack Johnson with Paula Fuga
2. Cry, Cry, Cry - Ziggy Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga
3. A Pirate Looks At Forty - Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
4. Mudfootball - Jack Johnson with Ozomatli & G. Love
5. Constellations - Jack Johnson with Eddie Vedder & Kawika Kahiapo
6. Take It Easy - Jackson Browne with Jack Johnson & John Cruz
7. Island Style - John Cruz with Jack Johnson & Jackson Browne
1. Breakdown - Jack Johnson with Jake Shimabukuro
2. Further On Down The Road - Taj Mahal with Jack Johnson
3. Welcome To Jamrock - Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley with Jack Johnson & Paula Fuga
4. High Tide or Low Tide - Ben Harper & Jack Johnson
5. Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain - Willie Nelson with Jack Johnson & Ben Harper
6. I Shall Be Released - Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder, Zach Gill & Friends$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SONM-RCA-1217xDave Matthews Band
Big Whiskey And The Groogrux KingThe Dave Matthews Band is set to release their first studio album in over 4 years. Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance), the record, titled Big Whiskey And The GrooGrux King (a reference and tribute to former member LeRoi Moore who passed away in 2008) is the follow-up to 2005's Stand Up, the fourth consecutive Dave Matthews Band studio album to enter The Billboard 200 at #1. The group has sold a collective 35 million units and with over 15 million tickets sold, has been named the top-drawing American band in the world by Billboard Magazine.1. Grux
2. Shake Me Like A Monkey
3. Funny the Way It Is
4. Lying In the Hands of God
5. Why I Am
6. Dive In
9. Alligator Pie
11. Time Bomb
12. Baby Blue
13. You & Me$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980
Recorded over 30 years ago while Marley was touring in support of his album Uprising, Live Forever is Bob Marley's last recorded concert. This never before released audio collection offers an incredible snapshot of one of music's most influential performers.
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Live Forever: The Stanley Theater, Pittsburgh, PA September 23, 1980 (UMe/Tuff Gong International) is a 2 CD/3LP/Digital collection that features many of Bob's most cherished songs, and is available for the first time. This unforgettable concert contains unique performances of No Woman No Cry, Jammin', and Is This Love, to name a few, and depicts a musical innovator and inspiration to many cultures and generations. This spectacular audio documentary Live Forever, also immortalizes the last song Marley ever performed live in concert, Get Up Stand Up his rally cry for equality.
Bob's music has always conveyed a message of hope, unity and love. It has brought countless people together as it did that night 30 years ago in Pittsburgh. To hear that music today and to be able to share it with a new generation shows that Bob is as relevant today as he was 30 years ago. says Rita Marley
The momentous occasion captured on Live Forever is now available on 2 CD/3LP/Digital, for the benefit of all who missed their first opportunity to attend that magical evening. Marley's influence on today's musical landscape and his continuous worldwide appeal is still evident today. His legacy and message carry on.
Uprising's most notable song, Redemption Song, is featured on this extraordinary release and has been covered by everyone from Rihanna and The Dave Matthews Band to Stevie Wonder and Chris Cornell. His hits compilation, Legend, has also spent an astonishing 1,000 weeks on the Billboard catalog chart sitting at #1 for 110 of those weeks. The celebration of Marley's work continues as Legend get the video game treatment and is available to download as part of the best-selling Rock Band series. The Marley family also plans to commemorate Bob Marley and his legacy with other celebratory events through the year in 2011.LP 1
2 Natural Mystic
3 Positive Vibration
4 Burnin' & Lootin'
1 Them Belly Full
2 The Heathen
3 Running Away
4 Crazy Baldhead
1 War / No More Trouble
3 Zion Train
1 No Woman No Cry
1 Redemption Song
2 Coming In From The Cold
3 Could You Be Loved
1 Is This Love
3 Get Up Stand Up
2 Natural Mystic
3 Positive Vibration
4 Burnin' & Lootin'
5 Them Belly Full
6 The Heathen
11 Zion Train
12 No Woman No Cry
4 Coming In From The Cold
5 Could You Be Loved
6 Is This Love
8 Get Up Stand Up$79.99Vinyl LP Box Set - 3 LPs + 2 CDs Sealed Buy Now
First LP Performed Entirely By Gov't Mule
Second LP Features Renditions By Guest Musicians
Few bands have a reputation for making music as consistently honest, organic and daring as Gov't Mule. Now the enduring group fronted by visionary
singer-guitarist Warren Haynes returns with their first album in four years - their Blue Note Records debut Shout!, a breath-taking, exploratory double disc set.
Shout!'s second disc shines a beam on a guest list of famed interpreters that includes Elvis Costello, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Dr.
John, Toots Hibbert, Grace Potter, Myles Kennedy and Jim James, who each delivered an alternate vocal performance of one of the first disc's new Gov't
Mule tunes.LP 1: Songs Performed By Gov't Mule
1. World Boss
2. No Reward
3. Whisper In Your Soul
5. Scared To Live
6. Stoop So Low
7. Forsaken Savior
8. Done Got Wise
9. When the World Gets Small
10. Funny Little Tragedy
11. Bring On the Music
LP 2: Songs Performed By Guest Musicians
1. World Boss (feat. Ben Harper)
2. No Reward (feat. Glenn Hughes)
3. Whisper In Your Soul (feat. Grace Potter)
4. Captured (feat. Jim James)
5. Scared to Live (feat. Toots Hibbert)
6. Stoop So Low (feat. Dr. John)
7. Forsaken Savior (feat. Dave Matthews)
8. Done Go t Wise (feat. Myles Kennedy)
9. When the World Gets Small (feat. Steve Winwood)
10. Funny Little Tragedy (feat. Elvis Costello)
11. Bring On the Music (feat. Ty Taylor)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous KilljoysDanger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys is the first studio album from My Chemical Romance since 2006's The Black Parade and was produced by new Warner Bros. Records Chairman Rob Cavallo, who produced The Black Parade as well as albums by Dave Matthews Band, Jawbreaker and The Goo Goo Dolls, among many others.1. Look Alive, Sunshine
2. Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)
3. Bulletproof Heart
5. Planetary (GO!)
6. The Only Hope For Me Is You
7. Jet-Star And The Kobra Kid/Traffic Report
8. Party Poison
9. Save Yourself, I'll Hold Them Back
13. The Kids From Yesterday
14. Goodnite, Dr. Death
15. Vampire Money$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tangle Of Time180 Gram Vinyl In Gatefold Jacket With Metallic 5th Color
A band with improvisational tendencies and a laid-back California vibe, ALO (Animal Liberation Orchestra) became a hit on the jam band circuit while enjoying a close association with superstar Jack Johnson. Members Zach Gill (keyboards/vocals), Steve Adams (bass/vocals), and Dan Lebowitz (guitars/vocals) had all known one another since their days at Saratoga High School, but it wasn't until their relocation to Santa Barbara that they decided to form a band. While studying at the University of California, the musicians were introduced to Jack Johnson and drummer David Brogan, the latter of whom joined ALO while they were using the name Django.
Numerous name changes, the addition (and subtraction) of a horn section, a number of lineup changes following Brogan's brief departure, and other problems plagued the band during its early years. Even though they were earning a loyal following around Santa Barbara, the band's instability convinced them to move back to their hometown of Saratoga. A couple more drummers came through the ranks before Brogan returned in 2002, and ALO's fortunes improved as the band began releasing material. An EP, Time Expander, and the band's debut album, Fly Between Falls, both appeared in 2005. Fly Between Falls was reissued a year later on Johnson's own Brushfire label, coinciding with ALO's high-profile tour as the opening act for the Dave Matthews Band.1. There Was A Time
3. Not Old Yet
4. The Ticket 5. Simple Times
6. Keep On
7. Coast To Coast
10. A Fire I Kept
11. Strange Days$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Haughty MelodicRemastered On Clear Purple Vinyl
Includes Bonus 7 On Clear Orange Vinyl
Tremendous Brunettes Features Guest Vocals By Dave Matthews
Remastered reissue of Mike Doughty's 2005 ATO Records debut and first full band album since his former group, Soul Coughing, disbanded in 2000. Features the song Looking At The World From The Bottom Of A Well.LP
1. Looking at the World from the Bottom of a Well
2. Unsingable Name
3. Madeline and Nine
4. Busting Up A Starbucks
5. White Lexus
6. American Car
7. Tremendous Brunettes
8. I Hear The Bells
9. Sunken-Eyed Girl
10. Grey Ghost
11. His Truth Is Marching On
12. Your Misfortune
1. I'm Still Drinking In My Dreams
2. All The Time$21.99Colored Vinyl LP + 7 - Sealed Buy Now
Strength To SurviveDC-based reggae rock act SOJA present their highly anticipated label debut, Strength To Survive on ATO Records. The 12-song set was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, O.A.R.)
SOJA plays in a realm similar to the one Ben Harper went towards on his album Fight For Your Mind and Citizen Cope echoed on Clarence Greenwood Recordings. You can clearly hear hope and love flowing through Jake Hemphill's voice as he sings original consciously minded reggae with the conviction of an old soul. - Jambase1. Mentality
2. Strength To Survive
3. Everything Changes
4. Don't Worry
5. Tell Me
6. It's Not Too Late
7. Gone Today
8. Let You Go
9. Not Done Yet
10. Slow Down
11. Be With Me Now
12. When We Were Younger$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-BAD-1033xJoe Hertler And The Rainbow Seekers
Terra IncognitaWith heavy influences from artists including: Dave Matthews Band, Fleetwood Mac, D'Angelo and more, Joe's new album Terra Incognita leaves no genre untouched. They have just come off their first proper headline tour that included a handful of shows in Austin at SXSW. The band will be on tour throughout the summer performing primarily all over the Midwest.1. The Garden
2. Your Story
4. Captain America
5. Trying To Break Your Heart
7. Future Talk
9. King Is Dead
10. Here Be Dragons
11. River Runs Dry
12. Red Wings$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-3498xLukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real
Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The RealSince their formation as teenagers 10 years ago, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have quietly developed into one of America's most dazzling new live acts, playing hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world, attracting a deeply devoted underground following.
Still, with a bounty of invaluable experience under their belts, nothing foretold the artistic leap of Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real their new, self-titled album, a mesmerizing, emotionally genuine, endlessly rewarding work of cosmic country soul set for release via Fantasy Records.
Recorded at The Village Studios in West Los Angeles Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real was produced by John Alagia (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer) and features the band's new six-piece line-up: Lukas Nelson (guitar, vocals), Tato Melgar (percussion), Anthony LoGerfo (drums), Corey McCormick (bass, vocals) along with new members Jesse Siebenberg (steel guitars, Farfisa organ, vocals) and Alberto Bof (piano, Wurlitzer, B3). Jess Wolfe and Holly Lessig of the indie-pop group Lucius contribute background vocals on five tracks evoking Exile on Main St.'s ecstatic, gospel-rooted harmonies, and Lady Gaga added stirring background vocals to Carolina and Find Yourself. Elsewhere, the lilting, Glen Campbell inspired gem, Just Outside of Austin features a guitar solo from Lukas' dad, country music icon Willie Nelson, and piano from his 86-year-old Aunt Bobbi.
The new album includes 12 Lukas Nelson originals that draw on his country and rock lineage including literate Texas songsmiths like his father and 'uncles' Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings, along with the enduring influence of J.J. Cale, The Band, Clapton-era Delaney & Bonnie and of course, his mentor Neil Young.
Young, an essential member of the POTR family, met the band after he caught them at Farm Aid several years back. Neil got in touch after that, and we started talking by email, Lukas recounts. Eventually, he asked us to record with him. We fell in love with each other musically, one thing led to another and we became Neil's band.
I knew I had a lot of good songs that transcended the cultural boundaries between rock & roll and country, Lukas says of his vision for the album. We owe a lot to Neil; we made this record after coming off the road with him for two years. Neil's been mentoring us, and we've been absorbing that energy, and I think it shows. We got acclimated to a different level of artistic expression. I wanted to get the songs as pure as they could be. We've grown.
Set Me Down on a Cloud, the soulful, country-rock epic that opens the album features Lucious' angelic background vocals and Lukas' lovely, lyrical guitar solo as the band stretches out behind him. Forget About Georgia unfolds to a Layla-like outpouring of yearning, as it vividly retraces the turbulent, bittersweet final stages of a doomed love affair. Lukas delivers a full-throttle vocal on the closing track, If I Started Over, a Roy Orbison-inspired rumination of tender devotion. The R&B grind of Find Yourself is a particular triumph as Lukas and Lady Gaga weave an impassioned, romantic ultimatum.1. Set Me Down On A Cloud
2. Die Alone
3. Fool Me Once
4. Just Outside Of Austin
6. Runnin' Shine
7. Find Yourself
8. Four Letter Word
9. High Times
10. Breath Of My Baby
11. Forget About Georgia
12. If I Started Over$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Kids In LoveLove is all you need. It's been said many times and many ways of course, but it's truer now than ever.
When The Mowgli's first landed on the scene, their message of positivity and love resonated with audiences everywhere. The group's 2013 major label debut, Waiting for the Dawn [Photo Finish], debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and yielded the hit "San Francisco". Following its release, the seven-piece-Colin Louis Dieden [vocals, guitar], Katie Jayne Earl [vocals, percussion], Dave Appelbaum [keyboards], Josh Hogan [guitar, vocals], Matthew Di Panni [bass], Spencer Trent [guitar, vocals], and Andy Warren [drums]-performed on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CONAN, Watch What Happens Live, and more. Between headline tours and runs supporting everybody from Walk The Moon to Manchester Orchestra, they even cut a song for the Relativity Media hit film Earth To Echo. Along the way, their interpretation of love became even clearer, and it defines their sophomore outing, Kids In Love.
"Our first album essentially said, 'What's up everyone? We're The Mowgli's, and we believe love can change the world," explains Katie. "Over the past couple of years, we really came to terms with who we are as a band. With Kids In Love we're exploring the intricacies of love. It's such a broad concept. This time around, we get into intimate love, personal love, as well as universal love. We've found art is the best vehicle to ponder what this really means."
"Before, the concept was painted in very broad strokes," Colin goes on. "Our intention was to start a movement and a culture around what we do. We put all of that under a microscope on this album and talked about personal experiences and stories, the lack of love, and finding it again."
"We've learned so much about the business, ourselves, and this message," adds Josh. "We've become more direct. It's a little wiser."
In order to properly convey that sentiment, the group teamed up with producer Tony Hoffer [The Kooks, Silversun Pickups, Fitz & The Tantrums] in his Los Angeles studio during the summer of 2014. With Hoffer at the helm, they fine-tuned their sound into an elegant amalgam of influences. Additionally, they recorded with prior collaborators Captain Cuts [Smallpools, Tove Lo] - a production team that includes Ryan Rabin of Grouplove, and worked with Matt Radosevich [Walk The Moon, One Direction] on two additional tracks. "We wanted to create songs that we knew we would enjoy playing live, songs we hoped that speak to people's personal experiences with love and life and loss and everything that comes with being a kid - or really anyone - in love," Katie explains.
"We've been on tour incessantly, and this album was really written all over the country," Colin recalls. "It was composed in green rooms, hotels, parking lots, and everywhere in between. I went to Nashville for a week on a whim and tried to learn how to write country music. I was so lucky to work with some of the best in the business. I wanted to bring some of those storytelling elements into the music too. We really grew up, and the songs reflect that journey."
The first released track "Through The Dark" builds from a shimmering acoustic guitar into an unshakable harmony between Josh and Colin. It shines its own kind of musical light.
"Everybody goes through dark times," Josh asserts. "We're trying to put a positive spin on that though, and show you can get through that darkness no matter what."
Colin continues, "In a weird way, it feels like the answer to Waiting for the Dawn. It's a hopeful and encouraging song."
Then, there's the first single "I'm Good." It begins with a sun-soaked clean guitar and resounding percussion before snapping into a delightful refrain that's undeniably unforgettable. You'll feel good after one listen
Elsewhere on the album, "Whatever Forever" is augmented by driving handclaps and a group chorus that proves infectious. Lyrically, it stemmed from some shared ink within the band. "Colin and I both got a tattoo of that phrase a few years ago in a hotel bar during Hurricane Sandy," smiles Josh. "We'd seen it on the wall of a bar, and it felt like the perfect new life motto. We're not worried about anything; we're just going for it."
"That's a personal favorite," concurs Colin. "After one show, I had a girl walk up to me and say, 'I've been dealing with so much and hurting so badly. I adopted 'Whatever Forever' as my mantra. I needed that.' Sometimes, you need to distance yourself from what hurts."
Ultimately, The Mowgli's open up their hearts once more, and the results are nothing short of inspiring. "We just want people to feel good," Katie concludes. "It's a domino effect. If someone leaves a show feeling great, maybe they pay it forward. If we can contribute a little bit of joy, companionship, and happiness, we're doing our part to make the world a little brighter."
"I want them to feel inspired to do something positive," Josh agrees. "It's all about sharing that." Colin leaves off, "I want this to be a positive transformative experience. It's almost like falling in love. When you're in a good mood, you tend to react positively. I hope it adds more positivity and love to the world."1. You're Not Alone
2. I'm Good
3. Bad Dream
4. What's Going On
5. Through the Dark
6. Whatever Forever
7. Make It Right
8. Love Me Anyway
9. Shake Me Up
10. Home To You
11. Kids In Love
12. Sunlight$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Kicking The Television: Live In Chicago (Box Set) (Out Of Stock)Recorded over four nights in May at The Vic Theatre in Chicago, we finally get a live Wilco album. 'It's really the best it's ever felt,' said Jeff Tweedy, 'I would say at this point, I don't think I've ever been in a band that's felt this connected and unified with this collective vision.' To document that collective vision that band called upon veteran mixing engineer Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews, Johnny Cash) to capture the energy, excitement, clarity and musicality that has earned Wilco continued praise for their live shows around the world. Bolstered by experimental guitarist Nels Cline and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, Wilco can now move effortlessly from soaring rock anthems like 'Shot in the Arm' to dynamic dazzlers like 'Hummingbird' and 'Muzzle of Bees.' There is a welcoming delicacy that adds beauty to Jeff Tweedy's songs and the late-night ballads. One of America's greatest bands has never sounded better.1. Misunderstood
2. Company in My Back
3. The Late Greats
4. Hell Is Chrome
5. Handshake Drugs
6. I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
7. Shot in the Arm
8. At Least That's What You Said
9. Wishful Thinking
10. Jesus, Etc.
11. I'm the Man Who Loves You
12. Kicking Television
13. Via Chicago
15. Muzzle of Bees
16. One by One
17. Airline to Heaven
18. Radio Cure
19. Ashes of American Flags
20. Heavy Metal Drummer
21. Poor Places
22. Spiders (Kidsmoke)
24. Another Man's Done Gone (previously unreleased)
25. How to Fight Loneliness (previously unreleased)
26. Theologians (previously unreleased)
27. Kamera (previously unreleased))
28. Just a Kid (previously unreleased)
29. Outtasite (Outta Mind) (previously unreleased)
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