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The Days We HadIn 2014, Jackson Philips skipped the city of Angels and trekked north to the Bay Area after leaving Berklee School of Music. This is where he would create the Day Wave project. He has since received praise from The Los Angeles Times, Noisey, Consequence of Sound, Stereogum, The FADER, and many more in addition to early support from KCRW, Beats 1, Sirius Alt Nation, and XMU. His breakthrough single 'Gone' racked up over 6 million Spotify streams with 'Drag' following closely at over 5 million. With self-released singles and EPs under his belt, The Days We Had is his highly anticipated full-length major label debut.1. Something Here
6. On Your Side
7. Bring You Down
8. Wasting Time
11. I'm Still Here$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Brace The Wave"I recorded 'brace the wave' in about 6 days with Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab studios in Easthampton Massachusetts ( I have recently moved back to the area after 17 years in LA ). Justin was the engineer for the 3 Dinosaur Jr 'reunion' LP's , "beyond", "farm" and "I bet on sky" . My ease with Justin meant I approached the sessions with a focus and confidence I don't usually feel. Songs like "redeemed" , "wave' and "moving' reprise my early methods of tuning my ukelele down low and writing the song in the moment , during the recording process. Others like "lazy" and "c+e" are live recordings of traditional-style folk songs , some which I began writing nearly 20 years ago. The lyrics encapsulate yet another transitional period in my life . I still don't feel I have a choice but to puzzle over difficult times in my songs. I kept this album short anticipating the listener fatigue associated with a musician who's been around for 25+ years. As a music obsessive myself, I understand. I like new things too. But here it is, 'Lou's Anxiety Song' versions 740 through 749: 'brace the wave' . Thanks for listening." - Lou Barlow1. Redeemed
8. C & E
9. Repeat$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
New Wave (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)Limited to 1,000 Yellow and Black Split Colored Vinyl
Reissue of the 2007 major label debut of one of the most controversial modern day rock acts. Features the singles ''Stop'' and ''Thrash Unreal''.
For Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel (now Laura Jane Grace), sometimes you have to get the hell out just to find your way back in. Since 1997 we have seen Gabel rise from acoustic folk-punk gunslinger in the dives of Gainesville, Florida to releasing Against Me!'s searing, blood-smeared slices of scrappy punk. The 2007 release, New Wave, was their major label debut, one that Spin magazine anointed as their Album Of The Year. And while Gainesville was home, Gabel felt the walls closing in when touring for New Wave came to an end. So he split. With his then-wife, he left behind the ''didja-hear-about-so-and-so'' insular Gainesville world for the sleepy beach town of St. Augustine, wandering the streets and driving dusty back roads: searching, pining, hoping for inspiration.
Produced by Butch Vig (Nirvana's Nevermind, The Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Siamese Dream, Garbage).1. New Wave
2. Up The Cuts
3. Thrash Unreal
4. White People For Peace
6. Borne On The FM Waves Of The Heart
7. Piss And Vinegar
8. Americans Abroad
10. The Ocean$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Wave Of Mutilation: Best Of The PixiesOne of the most revered college-radio bands of the late 1980s and early '90s, the Pixies combined smart yet surreal pop with jagged, punk-influenced rock and, oddly enough, broke up just as the alternative music scene went mainstream. Fueled by Black Francis's oft-maniacal vocals and bizarrely catchy songs, the Boston-based quartet, rounded out by bassist/vocalist Kim Deal, guitarist Joey Santiago and drummer David Lovering, consistently crafted fascinating albums during their brief but headstrong run. This 23-track collection, released in tandem with their highly anticipated 2004 reunion tour, captures many of their finest moments.
Proceeding semi-chronologically, Wave Of Mutilation begins with the rambunctious ditty Bone Machine. Other early gems include the strange anthem Holiday Song, the anthropomorphic ode Caribou and Deal's signature song, Gigantic. The band's beloved 1989 album, Doolittle, is amply represented by seven songs, including the pleading Hey, the mischievous Monkey Gone to Heaven, the fierce Debaser and the pop-perfect Here Comes Your Man. Latter-day tunes include rockers such as Dig for Fire, Alec Eiffel and Planet of Sound, along with two B-sides, Into the White and an excellent cover of Neil Young's Winterlong. If you're looking for the Pixies motherlode, this is it.1. Bone Machine
2. Nimrod's Son
3. The Holiday Song
5. Broken Face
9. Monkey Gone To Heaven
12.Wave Of Mutilation
13.Here Comes Your Man
15.Where Is My Mind
16.Into The White
19.Dig For Fire
22.Planet Of Sound
23.Winterlong$27.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Chart-Topping 1974 Record Reunites Dylan With the Band: Interplay Alone Worth Experiencing Set in Highest-Possible Fidelity
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity Version Brings Underrated Gem to Fullest Light With Warm, Revealing Sound
Edgy Personal Album Captures Legendary Artist Straddling Line Between Romance and Suspicion: Includes Beloved Favorites "Forever Young" and "You Angel You"
Bob Dylan's Planet Waves became an event even before the album was released and revealed itself as an understated masterwork. His first studio recording in nearly four years, the homespun 1974 effort finds him reuniting with the Band, by then firmly established as virtuosos. The chemistry is obvious on every song. And the modest and spare production only magnifies the honesty and purity of the collaboration. Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP deepens the music's emotional connection and rustic warmth to the fullest possible extent.
Mastered from the original master tapes, this collectable audiophile edition brings to the surface the communal interplay and warm, relaxed vibe established by Dylan and the Band. Listeners will finally sense the sensitive tones made possible by the ensemble's laidback nature and watertight playing. The deep body of Richard Manuel's piano, pinpoint decay of Garth Hudson's organ, and clarity of Dylan's vocals emerge with new perspective. As a result, Planet Waves leaps from the background of Dylan's catalog into the fore, the revelatory sonics helping earn the record serious consideration as one of the Bard's finest.
Recorded in just three days time, Planet Waves is at its core an exhibition of the inimitable folk-rock honed by Dylan and the Band. Recalling the Americana spirit of The Basement Tapes while adding a domesticated edginess and subtracting a degree of wildness, the set personifies simple charm and scraggly sweetness. Couched in the context of Dylan grappling with the chasm between family life and the road, Planet Waves fittingly encompasses myriad moods and contradictions, with tunes ranging from unquestionably devotional to overtly dark. In between, the singer attempts to navigate peace, catharsis, and resolve.
Per Dylan's hallmark, many tunes on Planet Waves involve twists and subterfuge. Not, however, the best-known offerings-the often-covered wish "Forever Young," celebratory roll-and-tumble "On a Night Like This," devotional "You Angel You," which spark with love, romance, and prayer-like tenderness. Yet the seeds that blossomed into 1975's traumatic break-up album Blood on the Tracks are also planted here. Complex feelings and deep-seated personal confusion surface on "Wedding Song," the hardscrabble "Tough Mama," piano-centered "Dirge," and knocking-on-heaven's-door darkness of "Going, Going, Gone."
Throughout, Dylan's voice supplies subtle hints about his mindset and intent as the Band shadows him step for step, adding to the thematic ambivalence and contributing to a debate over meaning that continues today. Indeed, such relevance confirms the significance of Planet Waves 40 years after its original release. Mobile Fidelity's analog version digs beneath the surface and helps expose the record's buried strains.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. On a Night Like This
2. Going, Going, Gone
3. Tough Mama
5. Something There Is About You
6. Forever Young
7. Forever Young (Continued)
9. You Angel You
10. Never Say Goodbye
11. Wedding Song$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Gray Waves (Discontinued)Hailing from Athens, GA, Twin Tigers are ready to unleash their dynamic sound unto the world. Along with other elements of the past five decades of rock music, Twin Tigers blend noise textures with pop structure and shoegaze overtones shaping a sound that's all new.
Formed by co-workers at the Grit restaurant, guitarist/vocalist Matthew Rain and bassist Aimee Morris began Twin Tigers as their previous bands dissolved. In February of 2008, the Curious Faces/Violet Future EP was released to critical acclaim. The band quickly started building a solid fan base throughout the southeast and played shows with Deerhunter, Dead Confederate, Black Lips, Dungen, Woods, Snowden and A Place to Bury Strangers.
After a slew of revolving guitarists and drummers the band debuted its current lineup with drummer Doug Crump and guitarist Forrest Hall, opening for Les Savy Fav at the Earl in Atlanta only a few weeks before their first trip to SXSW 2009. Upon returning from SXSW, the band began recording Gray Waves which is being released courtesy of Brooklyn based Old Flame Records.1. Passive Idol
2. Red Fox Run
5. Sexless Love
6. Gray Waves
9. Crystal Highway
10. Island$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Day Dark With Night / TMA-3A special, limited edition split 12 between long time friends, and stalwarts in the new wave of American metal, Junius and Rosetta, has been announced for release courtesy of The Mylene Sheath. Discussed between both bands for years, this collaboration is finally seeing the light of day and finds Junius contributing new song A Day Dark With Night (clocking in at around eight minutes), and Rosetta unleashing TMA-3 (which runs just under ten minutes).
Artwork direction, design and layout for the new release was handled by Mike Wohlberg at the Fat Kid! Illustration (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Pelican, Tombs) and will be strictly limited to 1,000 copies. Both tracks appear on one side of the LP, with an intricate laser etching on the other side. The jackets are printed on 20pt SBS board and packaging includes inserts containing lyrics and liner notes from each band. Each copy of the record will also come with a download card that includes codes for cover songs by each band.1. Junius - A Day Dark With Night
2. Rosetta - TMA-3$16.9912 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Scoundrel DaysScoundrel Days is the second full-length album by the new wave pop/rock band A-ha. It was originally released on 6 October 1986.1. Scoundrel Days
2. The Swing Of Things
3. I've Been Losing You
5. Manhattan Skyline
6. Cry Wolf
7. We're Looking For The Whales
8. The Weight Of The Wind
9. Maybe Maybe
10. Soft Rains Of April$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Waving Through A Window (Picture Disc)After a performance by Ben Platt and the cast of Dear Evan Hansen of Waving Through A Window on the Tony Awards telecast, that song made its debut on the Digital Songs Sales Chart, with its highest sales week to date and millions of streams.1. Waving Through A Window$13.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
Wet Hot American Summer Soundtrack
15th Anniversary Edition
Original Score & Music From The Cult Classic Film
First Ever Release In Any Format
Set on the last day of camp in the hot summer of 1981, Wet Hot American Summer follows a group of counselors who are each trying to complete their unfinished business before the day ends. The entire summer of pent-up sexual frustrations, unresolved post-traumatic stress, pending separations and of course, the talent show, all weigh heavily on the minds and groins of counselors and campers alike. Created by David Wain and Michael Showalter, Wet Hot American Summer features some of today's biggest stars in their best comedic roles (Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, and more).
A cult classic revered by its dedicated fans, Wet Hot American Summer has a fun and adventurous score composed by Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren. From the iconic 80s montage anthem Higher & Higher", to the militaristic pomp of Gene's Address" and Mr. Blue & Chubb Rock's hip hop jam "Summer in America", not to mention appearances by some of everyone's favorite counselors, the Wet Hot American Summer Original Score & Music album perfectly captures the heart and soul of Camp Firewood's zany adventures.
Never before released on any format, the Wet Hot American Summer Original Score & Music, which drops in celebration of the film's 15th anniversary, resonates as a must-have for soundtrack and first-pressing collectors alike. Remastered from the original sources for the best quality sound.
Deluxe gatefold jacket features original artwork by Andy Ristaino (character designer and artist on Adventure Time).1. Dawn
3. Backwards From Three
4. Morning Makeup
5. Capture The Flag
7. Love (Needs A Lot Of Sunlight)
8. Birthplace of Spaghetti
9. Can of Vegetables/Gene's Address
10. Flannel Exchange Program
12. Rapid Rescue
13. Day By Day
14. Soul Of A Woman
15. Mousse You Up
16. Bags Are Packed
17. Wet Hot American Summer
18. American Summer
19. 10AM / Bowlegged and Bilingual
20. Higher and Higher / Wind
21. Summer in America
22. Wet Hot American Dream
23. 10 Years From Today$30.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Descended Like VulturesRogue Wave's 2005 album Descended Like Vultures is now back in print on vinyl! Historians, rock critics and sports announcers have all spent plenty of time waxing poetic about the sophomore slump, but don't waste any time pulling out that reference for Descended Like Vultures, Rogue Wave's second album for Sub Pop. While the album defies expectations as much as it defies the odds, singer/guitarist Zach Rogue knows the score: "That's the whole thing with the title," he admits. "It' like waiting for the other shoe to drop this perception that everyone around you is going to turn their back."
A related adage is that you have your whole life to write your first album and a year to write your second, but Rogue had anything but writer's block after completing Out Of The Shadow and seeing it re-released by Sub Pop in 2004 (the original, limited pressing was released on the band's own label in early 2003). In fact, the group entered the studio at the end of March with more than enough material for a full-length (three albums worth, to be exact).
"I've wanted to record records for years and years, so really, it's like someone opened the door for me to get started," explains Rogue. "I feel like Descended Like Vultures is actually the beginning this is really where we start." Though Rogue assembled the Oakland, CA, quartet which includes fellow multi-instrumentalists Pat Spurgeon (focus: drums), Gram LeBron (guitar) and newest member Evan Farrell (bass) in late 2002, Descended Like Vultures is the first time the band's leader has ever made a record with a whole group in the studio. The band spent 10 days with Bill Racine (who also produced Out Of The Shadow with Rogue) at Supernatural Sound in Oregon City, OR, resulting in the creation of 11 tracks that journey through a dreamy landscape inspired by several decades of classic rock and pop (from Fleetwood Mac to Neil Young to My Bloody Valentine.)
The Mark Kozelek-esque "California" and the XTC-flavored "Catform," which sports Rogue's most dazzling vocal performance to date both feature cold yet inspired examinations of human nature informed by Rogue's experiences on the road. For the first time as an entire unit, Rogue Wave went out of its way to create a free-flowing album that includes equal amounts of tension, release and resolution. In the process they have made a brilliantly layered, expertly crafted album that changes shape with repeated spins.1. Bird On a Wire
2. Publish My Love
3. Salesman At the Day of the Parade
5. Love's Lost Guarantee
8. Are You On My Side
9. Medicine Ball
11. Temporary$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
PS Audio NuWave DAC (Certified Pre-Owned)
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Sometimes good things come in small packages and that's certainly the case with the NuWaveÂ DAC. Our most affordable D to A Converter gives up little in the way of features from our larger and more expensive versions. Fully asynchronous on its inputs, the NWD can take just about any type of input, at sample rates and bit depths to match current high resolution standards and output pure analog through a fully discrete output stage.
Used with any CD player or transport, the NWD produces a seamless three dimensional soundstage from your entire CD library. Connected to your computer, running music management software like iTunes, Bit Perfect, Amarra, or J River and an iPhone or Droid controller, the NWD becomes your center for streaming high resolution music at the touch of a finger. Performance as well as musicality are never compromised. Hand tuned and personally voiced by Paul McGowan, this fine audio instrument will bring the listener years of musical bliss.$299.00PS Audio NuWave DAC (Certified Pre-Owned) Buy Now
Different CreaturesTwo years on from their youthfully nervy debut, Liverpool's Circa Waves are showing signs of an assured maturity on their sophomore album, 2017's confidently delivered Different Creatures. On 2015's aptly titled Young Chasers, Circa Waves lead singer/songwriter Kieran Shudall cooed and sneered his way through a wave of kinetic post-punk that seemed born as much out of teen angst and a boyish enthusiasm as his obvious love of influences like Arctic Monkeys and the Strokes.
While still clearly carrying a torch for early-2000s neo-post-punk, Shudall and his Circa Waves bandmates are now road-hardened tour vets, indie rock prodigal sons returned home to reconnect with old mates over a pint, figure out how their relationships went so awry, and contextualize the insanity of the past few years. It's a vibe perhaps best expressed on the yearning Without You, in which Shudall sings, Finally getting some, thank god for home/So, shit food and sleeping pills/Cheap drinks and cheaper thrills/Oh pour me, pour me/And I and I, I will lead this parade/And I will travel for days to get to you. It's a catchy song, as are many on Different Creatures, reminiscent of their previous efforts but with an added layer of muscular guitar fuzz that brings to mind the bombastic '90s sludge of the Pixies crossed with the passionate alt-rock swoon of The Bends-era Radiohead.
It's probably no coincidence that, prior to working with bands like the Killers and Interpol, Different Creatures producer Alan Moulder made his name working on albums by such alt-rock icons as Ride, My Bloody Valentine, Smashing Pumpkins, and Nine Inch Nails. With Moulder at the helm, Circa Waves deliver a varied set of driving anthems that do recapture much of the convergent energy of the '90s Brit-pop and alt-rock scenes. Without overwhelming you with a sense of dÉjà vu, cuts like Out on My Own, Stuck, and Goodbye are massively hooky blasts of guitar rock that subtly draw cues from both older acts like Smashing Pumpkins and similarly inclined contemporary bands like the Killers and Kings of Leon. Elsewhere, Shudall showcases his stylistic range on the John Lennon-esque acoustic ballad Love's Run Out, and leavens the Killers/Kings of Leon influence with some Lindsey Buckingham-ish, Fleetwood Mac-level pop grandeur on the uber-catchy standout Fire That Burns.
Part of what makes Circa Waves so compelling is that they are able to match the sound of their influences while still believably making the results sound their own. They've grown into an assured rock entity, but they've retained their fundamental sense of working-class Liverpudlian blues. As Shudall sings on Old Friends, I can't believe I'm still up/I can't believe this conversation is still going/I need to really grow up/I drank so much I can't see straight son/What am I doing? Ultimately, with Different Creatures, Circa Waves sound like they know exactly what they are doing.
- Matt Collar (All Music Guide)1. Wake Up
2. Fire That Burns
4. Out on My Own
5. Different Creatures
6. Cryin Shame
7. Love Runs Out
9. A Night on the Broken Tiles
10. Without You
11. Old Friends$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Crimes (Discontinued)Limited Edition vinyl with Free MP3 download.
Occult Detective Club is made up of Alx Anguiano on vocals/guitars, Andrew Messer on guitars, Chris Reeves on drums and Tyler Shults on bass. With echoes of The Jam, Boys, Clash, Sham 69 and the passion and forward thinking of Billy Bragg, on their new album, Occult Detective Club is the sound of today with a nod to the past. Taking a cue from an increasingly active underground Texas music scene, they play a mix of first wave punk and new wave music with a focus on the catchy chorus, the thoughtful lyric and a DIY mentality.1. In Another Life
2. C'mon Levi
3. Up From The Underground
5. Their Walls Around You
6. Our Bitter End
7. Calling The Detectives
8. Running From The Red Squad
9. One To Ten
10. Oh Bureaucracy
11. Wear The Woodwork
12. Young Lovers$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A special vintage concert by industrial legends Ministry in the midst of their self-reinvention from new wave darlings to the formidable aggro-machine they would become!
Recorded at the RPM club in Toronto, Ontario, these never before heard performances include the proto-industrial classics "Every Day Is Halloween," "All Day," "My Possession" and more!1. Over The Shoulder
2. My Possession
3. We Believe
4. No Devotion
5. Isle Of Man
6. Where You At Now?
7. All Day
8. Every Day Is Halloween
9. Just Like You$25.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live From Austin, TX (David Byrne)David Byrne is a modern renaissance man - and that's not just a clichÉ. From the heady days as co-founder of the celebrated art new wave group Talking Heads (1976-88) through his own constantly evolving and innovative solo music career, he has pursued his muse on many different artistic fronts. He's been the driving force behind a body of work that has been both intellectually daring and commercially successful...and he shows no signs of slowing down decades later. This show, captured on November 28, 2001, came on the heels of his hit single, "Like Humans Do" and the release of the album Look Into The Eyeball, which was another typically eclectic musical stew reflecting a variety of styles and influences, from Philly soul to a D.C. Go-Go inspired groove and his first-ever Spanish composition, "Desconocido Soy." Critics at the time called it his best work in years, and his performance on the Austin City Limits stage shows why. Joined by Austin's own eclectic tango ensemble Tosca, Byrne takes us down many different musical roads in his ACL debut. Of course, besides the brilliant songwriter and performer that he is, he's also an accomplished performance artist, photographer, web journalist, film writer/director, composer of motion picture soundtracks, and founder of his own world music label, Luaka Bop Records. He also has a collection of Grammys, Oscars and Golden Globes on his mantel. His music may be complex and poetic, but he makes no bones about his ultimate intent: "I want to move people to dance and cry at the same time.
- Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits)LP 1
1. (Nothing But) Flowers
2. God's Child
3. And She Was
4. Once In A Lifetime
5. The Great Intoxication
6. Marching Through The Wilderness
7. The Revolution
1. This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody)
2. What A Day That Was
3. Desconocido Soy
4. Like Humans Do
5. Life During Wartime
6. I Wanna Dance With Somebody$30.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
New Heaven (Discontinued)New Heaven is the debut LP from Pittsburgh, PA's 1,2,3 which is comprised of the duo Nicolas Snyder and Joshua Sickels, formerly of the Takeover UK. From the shimmering synths of Lonesome Boring Summer, to the swooning strings of Wave Pool, to the sucker punch percussion of Work, to the lethargic blues licks of Just Like Heaven (Is Gone) and the restless riffs of 20,000 Blades, the striking, speaker-panning elements of New Heaven are all challenging and universally rewarding at the same time.1. Work
2. Scared But Not That Scared
3. Heat Lightnin'
4. Lonesome Boring Summer
6. Wave Pool
7. Just Like Heaven (Is Gone)
8. Sorry, Soldier
9. Riding Coach
10. 20,000 Blades$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ScumFirst Time Earache Has Issued This Historic Album On FDR (Fully Dynamic Range Vinyl)
The founding band of grindcore Napalm Death are THE most influential band in the genre. Having sold millions of records worldwide and toured the globe they have forged the unlikeliest of careers. The classic debut album Scum was only Earache Records' 3rd ever release (MOSH003) and started the wave of grindcore and extreme bands that followed over the next 15 years.1. Multinational Corporations
2. Instinct Of Survival
4. Caught...In A Dream
5. Polluted Minds
7. Siege Of Power
9. Born On Your Knees
10. Human Garbage
12. Prison Without Walls
13. Point Of No Return
14. Negative Approach
17. Pseudo Youth
18. Divine Death
19. As The Machine Rolls On
20. Moral Crusade
23. Dragnet$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BoyRanked 417/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
There's little in U2's 1980 debut to suggest that this was a band bent on world domination. Indeed, there's a charming, if naive, coming-of-age urgency in songs such as 'I Will Follow,' 'Stories for Boys' and 'Out of Control' that may startle listeners more familiar with U2's latter-day bombast and stadium-scale theatrics. Bono's viewpoint, still tantalizingly vague and wide-eyed, showed that his penchant for strident polemics hadn't yet gotten the best of him; his anthems are those of a yearning Dubliner barely out of his teens rather than those of a world-weary multimillionaire. The band's sometimes-ragged musical chops work in its favor here, gently burnished to then-fresh new-wave sheen by producer Steve Lillywhite. If the Edge's dense, effects-laden guitar work seems overly familiar, it's only because this album was such a key influence on the whole 'rock of the '80s' sound. Though not quite as moody or musically accomplished as October, arguably the band's first masterpiece, Boy still ranks as one of U2's best albums.1. I Will Follow
3. An Cat Dubh
4. Into The Heart
5. Out Of Control
6. Stories For Boys
7. The Ocean
8. A Day Without Me
9. Another Time, Another Place
10. The Electric Co.
11. Shadows And Tall Trees$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UnspellRevered Belgian DJ and producer Mugwump proudly presents his long awaited debut album on his Subfield imprint. An impeccable nine track LP, informed by two decades as a globe-trotting DJ, producing tracks that have inspired everyone from Andrew Weatherall to Mr. Scruff. A mainstay from the Belgian club scene, on the ground in Ibiza in the early 90's, behind the cult Food Club in the late 90's, now running his own Leftorium club night in Brussels, with releases on the highly influential Kompakt label but also on R&S, Gigolo, Cocoon, Gigolo, Eskimo, Permanent Vacation or Throne of Blood Mugwump has the CV to deliver one of the year's most eclectic and inventive studio albums, a timeless excursion into modern-day, leftfield dance-pop and mutant disco with heavy New-Beat influences. Produced with his partner Olivier GrÉgoire, it also gathers a solid list of collaborators Circlesquare's Jeremy Shaw (!K7/Output), Brussels guitar wizard Raphael Lee (aka Spookhuisje), Luke Jenner (ex-The Rapture), Norway 's cosmic disco lords PÄl Nyhus of Mungolian Jet Set and Tore Gjedrem from Ost & Kjex, Belgian multi-instrumentalist Stephan Fedele, Philip Janzen (frontman of Cologne's Krautrock-Disco band Von Spar) and Sami « Morpheus » Birnbach from 80's cult punk funk/new-wave band Minimal Compact.1. After They Fall (feat. Circlesquare)
2. Doobie Shine Troube (feat. Raphael Lee)
3. Halo (feat. Luke Jenner)
5. Memento Lies
6. Until You're Worth It (feat. Mungolian Jet Set and Ost & Kjex)
7. Breakdown (feat. Sami Morpheus Birnbach)
8. A Quarter Heart Left
9. School's Out (feat. Von Spar)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sun Coming DownOught returns with their second full-length album Sun Coming Down, following a break-out year for the MontrÉal quartet that saw its 2014 debut More Than Any Other Day make well-deserved waves, with a Best New Music nod from Pitchfork and appearances on countless year-end lists. Having spent most of 2014 on the road vitalizing audiences with no-nonsense post-punk and the feverishly observational testifying of singer/guitarist Tim Darcy, Ought spent the first few months of 2015 writing, playing the occasional local gig, and eventually heading back to the studio to lay down a batch of fresh tunes. Sun Coming Down maintains the band's tight, twitchy, economical sound. Ought pursues an artistically apposite austerity in committing these new songs to tape, referencing the arid and unvarnished production of no-wave and early indie rock while balancing carved-out angularity against an evolving comfort with textural coalescences and measured pacing. It makes for an album that's consistently, insistently propulsive but also feels unhurried and pleasantly unhyped. Sun Coming Down confirms the distinctive vitality and purposive naturalism of Ought, which resists facile primitivism and overhyped dynamics in equal measure, keeping things hermetic but never airless, ascetic but never dispassionate, literate but never prolix.1. Men For Miles
2. Passionate Turn
3. The Combo
4. Sun's Coming Down
5. Beautiful Blue Sky
7. On The Line
8. Never Better$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Misdemeanor (Discontinued)STUNNING 180 GRAM GREY VINYL REISSUE OF UFO'S TWELFTH ALBUM
UFO are an English heavy metal and hard rock band, who were formed in 1969. UFO became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. UFO were ranked #84 on VH1's '100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock'. Misdemeanor is the twelfth studio album by the British rock band UFO.SIDE A
1. This Time (4:36)
2. One Heart (4:09)
3. Night Run (4:33)
4. The Only Ones (5:16)
5. Meanstreets (4:18)
6. Name Of Love (4:37)
7. Blue (5:18)
8. Dream The Dream (4:15)
9. Heavens Gate (4:15)
10. Wreckless (4:56)
11. The Chase (B-side)* (3:47)
12. Night Run (US remix)* (4:24)
13. This Time (US remix)* (4:40)
14. Heavens Gate (US remix)*(4:18)
15. Name Of Love (US remix)* (3:44)
16. One Heart (US remix)* (4:23)
17. Blue (US remix)* (5:09)
* bonus tracks$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ValtariYou can forgive Sigur Rós for being hazy on the details of the recording of their sixth album Valtari. It's either the album they always wanted to make, or the album they almost didn't make, depending on how you look at it.
In 2011, the band started the painstaking forensic task of piecing together a cohesive and magical work from disparate constituent parts. If this sounds unromantic, the results are anything but. Something alchemical occurs when the four members of Sigur Rós are in the room together, and even if Valtari is more a "studio based" album than any of its predecessors (which usually start life as rehearsal room jams), the long hours of experimentation and unsentimental editing have yielded incredibly persuasive results.
In English Valtari translates as "steamroller" and there is something right about the title in terms of the process of its creation. The last three tracks of Valtari are like one long slow gorgeous fade out, as the listener, having been softened up by the slightly more "songy" start to the album, is left with the subtly shifting, deep introspective beauty of the last 24 minutes.
After that, penultimate track, Valtari is like the far heart of the album; eight minutes that feel like being alone in row boat on a chill day, small irregular waves lapping the wooden hull as a dense fog bank rolls in and ice slowly encases every surface. Below the fathomless green, deep endures. Gatefold 2LP with MP3 coupon.1. Ég anda
2. Ekki múkk
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Soft Metals (Discontinued)PATRICIA HALL and her boyfriend IAN HICKS have been enchanting one another with song since the spring of 2009. Their first meeting was an audition. Ian was looking for a voice to compliment his moody, cinematic synthesizer sketches and Patricia hoped to meet the right partner to help put her day dreamy poems and keyboard melodies to music.
Their mutual love of early 80s synth pop, the nascent incarnations of house and techno, ebm, krautrock, post punk, and the first wave of industrial music set the course. After a few sessions together the partnership proved to be exactly what they had both been searching for and SOFT METALS was born. What began as a collaboration between songwriters soon budded into a passionate love affair. Song lyrics became secret messages, with which Patricia confessed her developing affection for Ian. The Portland-based duo's first five original works together, which became the EP The Cold World Melts, released on Captured Tracks, is a time capsule of this courtship. This summer marks the release of their first full-length, a self-titled release with Captured Tracks.
The album is a further expression of their romance, but now two years into their relationship, the two are looking a bit more outward. They explore fantastical soundscapes which conjure the dramatic cinematic worlds of Dario Argento, Roman Polanski, Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, and the Czech New Wave. Ultra-saturated colors with a touch of noir, opulent architecture, and mysterious femmes all spring to mind. From the deep examinations of the human psyche found in Adam Curtis documentaries to the controversial bridge between science and the soul via Carl
Sagan and Ray Kurzweil, the duo revels in the trans-formative power of love, knowledge, and imagination. The outcome of all this is a collection of bittersweet electronic pop songs balanced by a delicate surrealism, a patient sense of experimentation that leaves you floating in your subconscious and moving to the beat. The sonic landscapes are sleek, but never icy.1. Psychic Driving
4. Celestial Call
5. The Cold World Melts
6. Hold My Breath
7. Eyes Closed
9. Do You Remember
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