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  • This Album Does Not Exist This Album Does Not Exist Quick View

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    This Album Does Not Exist

    When DREAMERS talk about its debut LP This Album Does Not Exist, they assume a collective tone of considerate
    existentialism.


    In 2014, Nick Wold simultaneously vacated a relationship and an apartment and after two years of
    living in what the band jokes was a "musical prison," Wold wrote more than 100 songs, many of which landed on
    this album.


    DREAMERS calls Los Angeles home, committed to its collective vision of artistry, inclusion, and
    idealism.

    1. DRUGS
    2. Never Too Late to Dance
    3. Sweet Disaster
    4. Painkiller
    5. Wolves (You Got Me)
    6. Cry Out for Me
    7. Lucky Dog
    8. Shooting Shadows
    9. Last Night on Earth
    10. To the Fire
    11. Come Down Slow
    Dreamers
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    Kill The Dreamer's Dream

    Debut confronto-rock album from SF-Oakland's FLESHIES. Punk-in-your-face mayhem. Fast. Loud. Good stories. Partial nudity. What else do you want? Touring!


    It seems many classic sounding punk bands are either unwilling, or unable, to take vintage punk rock and try and rework it into something exciting and energetic. They seem content to merely regurgitate tired '77-'82 cliches. FLESHIES are NOT one of those bands. Instead of simply re-visiting classic punk (or even re-inventing it) FLESHIES re-capture what it was all about. They don't sound like a new band using punk as a touchstone, they sound like a band that emerged from that era. One of the most exciting aspects of punk's first and second waves was that bands were trying to put their own unique stamp on rock 'n' roll. THE GERMS sounded nothing like X which sounded nothing like BLACK FLAG which sounded nothing like THE RAMONES, which sounded nothing like PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES which sounded nothing like DEAD KENNEDYS which sounded nothing like SEX PISTOLS (you get the picture) but still each one of those bands was undeniably punk.


    FLESHIES have tapped into the energy that defined classic punk but they have avoided tapping into the sound. They are doing their own thing, but it is undeniably punk as hell. Imagine taking a 70s hard rock guitar band and have them use the Detroit sound as a launching pad for playing hardcore punk in L.A. in 1980. I can't describe it any better than that, other than to say my description is only a pale shadow of how impressive the FLESHIES are. --Jeb Branin, In Music We Trust

    1. (what if we) arm the homeless
    2. meatball
    3. fat cop
    4. yes, i'm starting shit
    5. shitface
    6. you!
    7. locofoco motherfucker
    8. 3 x 10
    9. big green teeth
    10. 2 hotels and a set
    11. gooba says there's no tomorrow
    12. crimson dildo
    13. the biggest snowball
    14. dickholyhalo
    15. south miami beach
    16. led fuckin' zeppelin, man
    17. enough sleep
    Fleshies
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  • American Dreamer American Dreamer Quick View

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    American Dreamer

    This 10-song debut album from one of Brooklyn's finest rock 'n' roll bands lives up to the expectations set by their previous EP. The arrangements here are simple and uncluttered, with plenty of room for singer Jeremy Fury to dip his vocals in slapback echo reminiscent of Sun Records-era Elvis Presley, and for the backing quartet to bring out the best in songs that reflect the influences of Leiber & Stoller, Eddie Cochran, and The Del-Lords. While the sound retains a '50's-'60s retro vibe, the lyrics apply themselves to universal and even modern concerns (Cam Girl says: Your profile came up on my MacBook screen.)
    1. Trip Into The Light
    2. Heart of Stone
    3. Cam Girl
    4. Right Out Of Love
    5. Some Days
    6. Moonlight
    7. White Star Bright Love
    8. Settle Down
    9. You're My Halo
    10. Sunlight In The Rain
    Jeremy and The Harlequins
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  • Night Dreamer (Awaiting Repress) Night Dreamer (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Night Dreamer (Awaiting Repress)

    Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Tenor-saxophonist Wayne Shorter's Blue Note debut found him well prepared to enter the big time. With an impressive quintet that includes trumpeter Lee Morgan, pianist McCoy Tyner, bassist Reggie Workman and drummer Elvin Jones, Shorter performed a well-rounded program consisting of five of his originals, plus an adaptation of an Oriental Folk Song. Whether it be the brooding title cut, the Coltranish ballad Virgo or the jams on Black Nile and Charcoal Blues this is a memorable set of high-quality and still fresh music.

    Night Dreamer
    Oriental Folk Song
    Virgo
    Black Nile
    Charcoal Blues
    Armageddon
    Wayne Shorter, Lee Morgan, Reginald Workman
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  • The Dreamer Is The Dream The Dreamer Is The Dream Quick View

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    The Dreamer Is The Dream

    For his third ECM album as a leader, Chris Potter presents a new acoustic quartet that naturally blends melodic rhapsody with rhythmic muscle. The group includes superlative musicians well known to followers of ECM's many recordings from New York over the past decade: keyboardist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore, who each shine in addition to the leader on multiple horns. The Dreamer Is the Dream features Potter on tenor saxophone - the instrument that has made him one of the most admired players of his generation - in the striking opener Heart in Hand and such album highlights as Yasodhara, as well as on soprano sax (Memory and Desire) and bass clarinet (the title track).


    Potter is an artist who employs his considerable technique in service of music rather than spectacle, says The New Yorker, and his composing develops in texture and atmosphere with every album. Along with his previous ECM releases, Imaginary Cities and The Sirens, he has appeared on some of the label's most acclaimed discs, including Paul Motian's classic Lost in a Dream and Dave Holland's Grammy Award-winning What Goes Around.


    Musicians:

    Chris Potter (tenor & soprano saxophones, bass clarinet, clarinet, ilimba, flute, samples)

    David Virelles (piano, celeste)

    Joe Martin (double bass)

    Marcus Gilmore (drums, percussion)

    1. Heart in Hand
    2. Ilimba
    3. The Dreamer Is the Dream
    4. Memory and Desire
    5. Yasodhara
    6. Sonic Anomaly
    Chris Potter / David Virelles / Joe Martin / Marcus Gilmore
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    Enemy/Lover

    Dreamers of the Ghetto are a family band from Bloomington, IN, consisting of brothers Luke and Jonathan Jones, Luke's wife, Lauren and Marty Sprowles. After teasing blogs with enigmatic, homemade video clips for the past year, Indiana's most promising and perhaps most eccentric group finally unleashes their debut album, the stunning Enemy/Lover mixed by Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket).


    Dreamers of the Ghetto marries the sentiment of classic '80s film soundtracks to minimalist, romantic dream-rock, creating a unique environment that becomes almost instantly addicting. The triumphant, reach-for-the-stars attitude of veterans like U2 and Depeche Mode is paired with the gospel splendor of Spiritualized and ominous austerity of The xx, all carried by what Shaking Through calls the most amazing singer we've seen since Sharon Van Etten.


    Dreamers of the Ghetto have mined a sound that is both timeless and nostalgic, and theyve done so with an earnest fearlessness and refreshing lack of irony. They are true, pure, and unbelievably powerful.

    1. Antenna
    2. State of a Dream
    3. Connection
    4. Regulator
    5. Always
    6. Crime Scene
    7. Phone Call
    8. Dark Falcons
    9. Night Hawks
    10. Tether
    Dreamers of the Ghetto
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    Hold On, Liberty (Discontinued)

    Hold On, Liberty is the North American debut album from the critically acclaimed German alternative band The Intersphere. With the release, the band has managed to corral their boundless energy, rigorously complex songwriting and melodic aesthetics, and almost irreverently, they succeed in giving their catchy melodies and rousing songs true depth and dynamics. On top of all this, The Intersphere recorded the entire album, in just seven days, live in the studio. No corrections and no fixed edges, making this a subtly warm and engaging listen for realists as well as dreamers alike. 180g 2LP version with CD.
    1. Masquerade
    2. We Are
    3. Sleeping God
    4. Hold On, Liberty!
    5. Opaline
    6. Capitall
    7. Open End
    8. Parallel Lines
    9. Over
    10. Aurora
    11. Destiantion
    The Intersphere
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    Crime Of The Century


    Reissue


    Steering their art-rock origins into new pop territory, Supertramp made their first strike with this 1974 Top 40 LP. This is the one with their all-time classic Bloody Well Right ; the prog-pop gem Dreamer ; the dreamy title song, and more!

    1. School
    2. Bloody Well Right
    3. Hide In Your Shell
    4. Asylum
    5. Dreamer
    6. Rudy
    7. If Everyone Was Listening
    8. Crime of The Century
    Supertramp
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    Central Time / St. Louis Crawl

    Pride of St. Louis Pokey LaFarge pays homage to his home city on this first single Central Time b/w (the non-album B-Side) St. Louis Crawl off his self-titled album. Sitting at the crossroads of early jazz, country blues and western swing, these two homegrown tracks are enough to make any damn yankee, mountain man or California dreamer reconsider their stomping grounds...


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    United Record Pressing

    1. Central Time
    2. St. Louis Crawl (non-LP track)
    Pokey LaFarge
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    Liberation!


    A bold introduction to who Bauer is on his own! the brisk and
    straight-forward instrumentation immediately drops a sense of
    escape and newfound confidence over the song's surface. - XPN


    Along with the band's signature guitar tones, Bauer proves to be a
    formidable vocalist, channeling Leithauser's swaggering yell. - CoS


    A scruffy, reverb-spaced take on heartland American rock, it brings to
    mind fellow East Coast highway dreamers the War on Drugs. - Spin


    Liberation! is the title of Peter Matthew Bauer's debut solo
    album, a poignant and anthemic blend of soulful balladry, folk-tinged meditations, and full-bore rock & roll, crafted with an
    oblique nod towards the explosion of art, rock, and attitude that
    emerged from NYC in the '70s. Formerly a member of beloved
    NYC group The Walkmen, Bauer uses Liberation! as an
    opportunity to welcome the rest of the world into his personal
    history of a childhood spent living in ashrams, and a life shaped
    by the constant presence of religion and mythology amidst
    uncertainty. It's a bold, bracing collection of songs for the mind,
    body and spirit with the power to grab you and shake you out of
    your environment. Leveraging traces of Eastern arrangements
    in a solidly Western rock experience, Liberation! is the
    soundtrack of one man's journey inside himself, in preparation
    for the rest of the world to follow.

    1. I Was Born in an Ashram
    2. Latin American Ficciones
    3. Philadelphia Raga
    4. Fortune Tellers
    5. Shiva the Destroyer

    6. Liberation!
    7. Scientology Airplane Conversations
    8. Istanbul Field Recording
    9. Irish Wake in Varanasi (for Big Pete Devlin)
    10. You Are the Chapel
    Peter Matthew Bauer
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    Floating Features

    Los Angeles has often been described as a "dream factory"--both a mecca where dreamers
    converge to pursue long-held aspirations, and a topography of hallucinogenic contradictions:
    enchanting tangerine sunsets diffused by smog, crystal-clutching spiritualists mingling with
    deep-pocketed narcissists, rows of scenic palms competing with garish billboards for
    commuters' attention.


    It was against this backdrop that the four members of La Luz--singer/guitarist Shana Cleveland,
    drummer Marian Li Pino, keyboardist Alice Sandahl, and bassist Lena Simon--conceived
    of Floating Features, the band's third studio album. For this, their most ambitious release yet,
    La Luz consulted landscapes both physical and psychological.


    References to dreams abound on Floating Features. "Loose Teeth" catalyzes nightmare fuel
    into a propulsive, intentionally-disorienting collision of honeyed harmonies and Takeshi
    Terauchi-esque jetstreams of distorted surf guitar. "Mean Dream" unsurprisingly mines dreamstate
    imagery, and the lyrics and melody for "Walking Into the Sun" actually came to Cleveland
    during a particularly-vivid night of deep sleep. Looming over the album's coterie of surreal
    figures (gargantuan cicadas, a monstrous "Creature," The Sun King, aliens, the titular "Lonely
    Dozer") is the magnificent "Greed Machine," a skulking, insatiable engine of consumption-Nathanael
    West's "business of dreams" fearsomely manifested.


    Only La Luz could conjure up Floating Features' Leone-on-LSD vibes, and the album finds the
    L.A. band at the height of their powers--golden rebels in a golden dream.

    1. Floating Features
    2. Cicada
    3. Loose Teeth
    4. Mean Dream
    5. California Finally
    6. The Creature
    7. Golden One
    8. Lonely Dozer
    9. Greed Machine
    10. Walking Into the Sun
    11. Don't Leave Me On the Earth
    La Luz
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  • Earth Music (Mono) Earth Music (Mono) Quick View

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    Earth Music (Mono)

    High-Definition Vinyl!


    The Youngbloods' sophomore release Earth Music is an uncommonly solid follow-up, expanding upon the musical directions introduced on their debut LP. The infectious Sugar Babe (also featured in Michelangelo Antonioni's film Zabriskie Point) is one of the group's most popular tunes, while such numbers as All My Dreams Blue, Dreamer's Dream, and Fool Me demonstrate the strength of the band members' songwriting skills and customized covers of Tim Hardin's Reason to Believe, the Holy Modal Rounders' Euphoria and Chuck Berry's Monkey Business demonstrate the Youngbloods' talent for seamlessly integrating a broad array of influences.

    1. Euphoria
    2. All My Dreams Blue
    3. Too Much Monkey Business
    4. Dreamer's Dream
    5. Sugar Babe
    6. Long And Tall
    7. I Can Tell
    8. Don't Play Games
    9. The Wine Song
    10. Fool Me
    11. Reason To Believe
    The Youngbloods
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    The Mamas And The Papas

    In their brief but eventful reign as one of America's hippest and most popular recording acts, the Mamas and the Papas-Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips and main songwriter/sonic architect John Phillips-created a uniquely captivating brand of smart, harmony-laden pop that was consistently inventive and innovative, yet effortlessly commercial.


    Although their hitmaking heyday lasted less than three years, these trendsetting California dreamers left a long-lasting mark on popular music, releasing a series of hit singles and classic albums that remain deeply ingrained in the pop-culture consciousness four and a half decades later. Now, Sundazed Music brings the Mamas and the Papas' much-requested, long-out-of-print second and third albums back to the marketplace in LP editions that preserve their timeless brilliance for the ages.


    These beloved '60s classics have been lovingly restored by Sundazed Music to their original glory, on high-quality vinyl LP. This definitive edition faithfully reproduces the album's iconic original cover art, while careful mastering from the original reels guarantees that it's never sounded better than it does here.


    Released in the fall of 1966, the Mamas and the Papas' self-titled second album remains one of the foursome's most enduring and popular releases, and contains some of the most appealing and accomplished music that they ever produced. Along with the infectious hits "I Saw Her Again" and "Words of Love," The Mamas and the Papas features such John Phillips-penned favorites as "No Salt On Her Tail," "Dancing Bear" and "Trip, Stumble and Fall," along with distinctive covers of Martha and the Vandellas' Motown anthem "Dancing in the Street" and the Rodgers and Hart standard "My Heart Stood Still."

    1. No Salt On Her Tail
    2. Trip, Stumble & Fall
    3. Dancing Bear
    4. Words Of Love
    5. My Heart Stood Still
    6. Dancing In The Street
    7. I Saw Her Again
    8. Strange Young Girls
    9. I Can't Wait
    10. Even If I Could
    11. That Kind Of Girl
    12. Once Was A Time I Thought
    Mamas And The Papas, The
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    Deliver

    In their brief but eventful reign as one of America's hippest and most popular recording acts, the Mamas and the Papas-Denny Doherty, Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips and main songwriter/sonic architect John Phillips-created a uniquely captivating brand of smart, harmony-laden pop that was consistently inventive and innovative, yet effortlessly commercial.


    Although their hitmaking heyday lasted less than three years, these trendsetting California dreamers left a long-lasting mark on popular music, releasing a series of hit singles and classic albums that remain deeply ingrained in the pop-culture consciousness four and a half decades later. Now, Sundazed Music brings the Mamas and the Papas' much-requested, long-out-of-print second and third albums back to the marketplace in LP editions that preserve their timeless brilliance for the ages.


    These beloved '60s classics have been lovingly restored by Sundazed Music to their original glory, on high-quality vinyl LP. This definitive edition faithfully reproduces the album's iconic original cover art, while careful mastering from the original reels guarantees that it's never sounded better than it does here.


    Released in early 1967, the group's third longplayer Deliver is one of the Mamas and the Papas' essential works, and an exquisitely engaging expression of the group's singular pop artistry. The album produced a pair of Top Five singles in the amusingly autobiographical "Creeque Alley" and the quartet's transcendent reading of "Dedicated to the One I Love," previously recorded by the "5" Royales and the Shirelles. Other highlights include the much-loved originals "Look Through My Window" and "Boys & Girls Together," and reworkings of the Smokey Robinson-penned Temptations classic "My Girl" and the Beatles/Isley Brothers hit "Twist and Shout."

    1. Dedicated To The One I Love
    2. My Girl
    3. Creeque Alley
    4. Sing For Your Supper
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Free Advice
    7. Look Through My Window
    8. Boys & Girls Together
    9. String Man
    10. Frustration
    11. Did You Ever Want To Cry
    12. John's Music Box
    Mamas And The Papas, The
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    My Head Is An Animal

    Of Monsters and Men is an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folkie pop songs. With the Icelandic group's bright, trumpeting single Little Talks winning over one blog at a time, Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and her bandmates (co-singer/guitarist Ragnar Raggi Þórhallsson, guitarist Brynjar Leifsson, drummer Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson, piano/accordion player Árni Guðjónsson, and bassist Kristján Páll Kristjánsson) are well on their way to becoming citizens of the world.


    Nanna, who began as the acoustic act Songbird, recruited extra hands to bolster her sound for a solo show. She liked how her vocals commingled with Raggi's, so they started writing songs together and in 2010 morphed into Of Monsters and Men. As victors of 2010's Músiktilraunir, the new group earned a slot on the influential Iceland Airwaves festival later that year, followed by Seattle's radio station KEXP posting Little Talks from a Living Room Session filmed there, setting the telltale ripple effect in motion. By the summer of 2011 Little Talks hit #1 in the band's native country, and people around the world seemed to be listening to us, marvels Raggi. The band was asked to perform again at Iceland Airwaves 2011, where KEXP then anointed the group as easily the most buzzed about band.


    Though their reach is growing broader, the group's appeal has remained distinct. Their music is as fantastical as it is pretty. For inspiration, they often reference random stories they've read. The chanting, tribal Six Weeks was inspired by the true tale of American frontiersman Hugh Glass, seemingly left for dead after a bear attack. As for the swelling, epic From Finner, it's about a whale that has a house on its back says Raggi on which people travel across the ocean, exploring different places and having adventures. Little Talks, explores loneliness and insanity, while Love Love Love ruefully ruminates on heartbreak. If you listen to the lyrics, they're not as uplifting, he says. But our music is meant to be fun to sing along to.


    Their full-length debut, My Head Is an Animal immediately reached #1 in their native Iceland and will now see its worldwide release via Universal Records. The album features production by Of Monsters and Men, Aron Amaarsson and Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Cold War Kids) while Craig Silvey (Florence + The Machine, Arcade Fire) handled mixing duties. My Head Is An Animal sounds like a dream and its pure bliss to listen to!

    1. Dirty Paws
    2. King and Lionheart
    3. Mountain Sound
    4. Slow and Steady
    5. From Finner
    6. Little Talks
    7. Six Weeks
    8. Love Love Love
    9. Your Bones
    10. Sloom
    11. Lakehouse
    12. Yellow Light
    Of Monsters And Men
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  • Wayne Interest Wayne Interest Quick View

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    Wayne Interest


    Cribbing as much from Brian Wilson's lyrical topics as they take
    from Dick Dale's reverb-soaked guitar tone"
    - Noisey / Vic


    [The music of the Tijuana Panthers] sounds something like they had
    spent an afternoon with Jan and Dean sharing fish tacos with Quentin Tarantino, before laying down some 4-track recordings with The
    Cramps in a sunlit garage."
    - LA Weekly


    the polished punx in vintage pop-snarlers like the Only Ones, the
    Real Kids, or Generation X."
    -Spin


    Live and on record, the Tijuana Panthers are a great band. You
    could say garage, punk or surf while describing their sound, but
    they're harder to pin than that. The truth is that they write classic
    songs that don't depend on tropes from any genre. They craft perfect
    pop and deliver it with energy and immediacy. However, the real
    magic of this band is in their weirdness.


    Behind their picturesque portraits of daily life is an aching despair.
    This subtle contrast creates an eerie tension between the ideal, the
    real and the surreal. You suddenly realize they're not the happy-golucky beach boys you tried to pin them as, but more akin to sexually
    frustrated soda jerks in a David Lynch film. And this all makes sense
    with the fact that they come from Southern California's shadier city
    of Long Beach, not exactly the fun in the sun that California dreamers might expect.


    For Wayne Interest, the Panthers team up with producer Richard
    Swift. The recordings took place at Swift's studio in Oregon where
    the band decidedly took risks in performance and production. The
    risks paid off. With Swift's direction and upgrade in fidelity, Wayne
    Interest sounds just as compelling in headphones as it would at a
    house party in East LA. It also gives the listener a closer look at the
    idiosyncrasies of the Tijuana Panthers, only making it clearer that
    there's something off about these creeps. Their weirdness, or boldness to be whoever they may be, is what makes this band great. It's
    a rare quality. The more you listen to the Tijuana Panthers the more
    you wonder about them.

    1. Four Horsemen
    2. Torpedo
    3. Cherry Street
    4. Dark Matter
    5. Sooner Or Later
    6. Fired
    7. NOBO
    8. Time
    9. 7th Seal
    10. Everybody's Happy Nowdays
    11. Reaction
    12. Wayne Interest
    13. Money Jar
    14. Car Crash
    Tijuana Panthers
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    Double Exposure

    While many rocking bands in San Francisco and beyond claim to be 'garage' bands' - Kelley Stoltz has actually recorded his new LP Double Exposure in the garage behind his house. And while the car oil stained floors are covered by oriental rugs and there are no snow shovels laying around - there is a collection of vintage synths, 17 guitars, tape echos, mellotrons, a 50's jukebox, a Teardrop Explodes poster, a tape machine used by The Residents, an amp used by Stooge James Williamson, and a myriad other noise making devices which rear their heads on his new record. All told the place is called Electric Duck Studio and it's become a muse capturing zone for Stoltz, as well as Sonny & the Sunsets, The Mantles, Tim Cohen, Life Stinks, The Sandwitches and many other tuneweavers big and small.


    Double Exposure is Kelley's first album in a while - near on 3 years since his last one, To Dreamers came out on Sub Pop. What the heck has he been doing since, you ask? Well, renovating the garage for one, and using said garage studio to engineer, produce or encourage the above named bands You see time flies when you're having fun. Add in some love, a little heartbreak, turning 40, deciding to jog everyday, staring at the wall, singing hundreds of songs into the phone, sleeping, recording an album of cover songs with his family, making a couple 45 singles, catching white wine buzzes, getting dropped by Sub Pop, playing keyboards on tour with Rodriguez, and signing on with old supporters at Third Man Records really it's as good old Sandy Denny sang, who knows where the time goes.


    Anyway, if you stir up all that stuff and a few other things we won't mention here, you have the makings of a fantastic and heartfelt record, Double Exposure has 10 new jams that Thee Oh Sees main man, John Dwyer, describes thusly, A piece of gold in your ear, A lovely thought in your mind, A breeze in the sun, This record is perfect


    Nicely put there Johnny! And you too will thrill to the sound of delay pedals twisting the keys on Inside My Head, crane your neck to the backwards guitars of Are You My Love, ramble and gamble to the clanging cymbals on the title track, question the sanity of a song called Kim Chee Taco Man, and finally, fall down and weep at the sweet fluted sentiments of It's Summertime Again.


    For all of you Aussie rules fans, the album was mixed and mastered by Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring/Total Control and features Stoltz playing most of the instruments himself and overdubbing parts through his trusty 8 track tape machine.

    1. Storms
    2. Are You My Love
    3. Your Face
    4. Double Exposure
    5. Inside My Head
    6. Still Feel
    7. Marcy
    8. Kim Chee Taco Man
    9. Down By the Sea
    10. It's Summertime Again
    Kelley Stoltz
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    Topiary (Colored Vinyl)

    Half-Moon Vinyl (Half Black, Half Transparent)


    Ghostly International presents Xeno & Oaklander's new full-length album Topiary.
    In their fifth album to date, the Brooklyn based girl / boy electronic duo explores
    themes of arcana and electricity.


    The title 'Topiary' refers to a highly ornamental hand sculpted garden such as
    Levins Hall in Cumbria UK or the stately grounds of Versailles. Pruned and
    fashioned into forms, shrubs and trees are turned into semblances of abstract and
    natural shapes - nature imitating nature, much to the delight of dreamers and
    romantics. The band, Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo, views the album as a
    journey through the manifold hallways of electro magnetic architecture and
    enchanted landscapes.


    The sound of Topiary is rich and deep; like a 60s French Pop album shot through a
    prism of late renaissance chamber music. Liz Wendelbo's voice seems haunted by
    ghosts of YÉYÉ girls, Françoise Hardy's whispers set against a glorious backdrop
    of blaring synthetic horns and organs.


    Known for their signature analog synth sound, Xeno & Oaklander have been
    quoted as referring to their synths as elemental: fire is what powers energy,
    voltage and electricity. Electro magnetism is electric energy, like lightning in the
    sky: here it is controlled by switches and buttons, shaped by filters and
    envelopes, and travels through patch cables and modules to create synthetic
    creations of classical instruments: pianos, brass, guitars, percussions. The result is
    orchestral and textured.


    A room - a sound studio is often referred to as 'the room': it has a sound, a history,
    and ghosts in its machines. Xeno & Oaklander's new album was recorded at the
    Tom Tom Club / Talking Heads' Clubhouse Studio deep in the woods of New
    England. Known for their analog synthesizer sound, Xeno & Oaklander plugged in
    their entire arsenal of synths into the Clubhouse array of analog outboard gear.
    They used their signature style of recording: the album was recorded as a live
    session, but this time in a bracketed amount of time and in one place. Everything
    was arranged, recorded and mixed in a month at the Clubhouse. Liz and Sean
    were intent on creating a sense of dimensionality with this recording by exploring
    the idea of 3D in sound: left, right, back and front as well as up and down. Room
    tone is present in the recordings themselves, so that 'the room' is present in the
    songs, and so that there is a trace of the space in the sound itself: making this a
    unique recording. The vinyl and Cd are mixed seamlessly like a constant pulse of
    electricity.


    Metaphysics, the study of being, time and space is a long time fascination for
    Xeno & Oaklander and the inspiration for part of their band name. Xeno was a
    pre-Socratic philosopher whose view on the world tipped it upside down and
    inside out: he is known for his paradoxes; in short what you see is not what you
    get, life is a chimera, an illusion, a matter of perception. It is this inversion that
    captures the imagination of the band. Day vs. night, hot vs. cold, sunshine vs.
    moonlight, glitter vs. silver, chemistry vs. alchemy, stasis vs. movement; these are
    themes that permeate their lyrics and sounds.


    The artwork by Liz Wendelbo echoes the electro magnetic theme with what looks
    like a starry night sky or skyscraper at night. It is a blown up X-Ray of protein
    photographed through an electron microscope - what is called X-Ray crystallography.
    In Liz's words what is deep inside of us is a reflection of what is above us: and
    electricity runs through it all.

    1. Marble
    2. Virtues and Vice
    3. Baroque
    4. Topiary
    5. Palms
    6. Chevron
    7. Chimera
    8. Worldling Worlds
    9. Topiary II
    Xeno & Oaklander
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    Topiary

    Recorded At Tom Tom Club/Talking Heads' Clubhouse Studio On All Analogue Gear


    Ghostly International presents Xeno & Oaklander's new full-length album Topiary.
    In their fifth album to date, the Brooklyn based girl / boy electronic duo explores
    themes of arcana and electricity.


    The title 'Topiary' refers to a highly ornamental hand sculpted garden such as
    Levins Hall in Cumbria UK or the stately grounds of Versailles. Pruned and
    fashioned into forms, shrubs and trees are turned into semblances of abstract and
    natural shapes - nature imitating nature, much to the delight of dreamers and
    romantics. The band, Sean McBride and Liz Wendelbo, views the album as a
    journey through the manifold hallways of electro magnetic architecture and
    enchanted landscapes.


    The sound of Topiary is rich and deep; like a 60s French Pop album shot through a
    prism of late renaissance chamber music. Liz Wendelbo's voice seems haunted by
    ghosts of YÉYÉ girls, Françoise Hardy's whispers set against a glorious backdrop
    of blaring synthetic horns and organs.


    Known for their signature analog synth sound, Xeno & Oaklander have been
    quoted as referring to their synths as elemental: fire is what powers energy,
    voltage and electricity. Electro magnetism is electric energy, like lightning in the
    sky: here it is controlled by switches and buttons, shaped by filters and
    envelopes, and travels through patch cables and modules to create synthetic
    creations of classical instruments: pianos, brass, guitars, percussions. The result is
    orchestral and textured.


    A room - a sound studio is often referred to as 'the room': it has a sound, a history,
    and ghosts in its machines. Xeno & Oaklander's new album was recorded at the
    Tom Tom Club / Talking Heads' Clubhouse Studio deep in the woods of New
    England. Known for their analog synthesizer sound, Xeno & Oaklander plugged in
    their entire arsenal of synths into the Clubhouse array of analog outboard gear.
    They used their signature style of recording: the album was recorded as a live
    session, but this time in a bracketed amount of time and in one place. Everything
    was arranged, recorded and mixed in a month at the Clubhouse. Liz and Sean
    were intent on creating a sense of dimensionality with this recording by exploring
    the idea of 3D in sound: left, right, back and front as well as up and down. Room
    tone is present in the recordings themselves, so that 'the room' is present in the
    songs, and so that there is a trace of the space in the sound itself: making this a
    unique recording. The vinyl and Cd are mixed seamlessly like a constant pulse of
    electricity.


    Metaphysics, the study of being, time and space is a long time fascination for
    Xeno & Oaklander and the inspiration for part of their band name. Xeno was a
    pre-Socratic philosopher whose view on the world tipped it upside down and
    inside out: he is known for his paradoxes; in short what you see is not what you
    get, life is a chimera, an illusion, a matter of perception. It is this inversion that
    captures the imagination of the band. Day vs. night, hot vs. cold, sunshine vs.
    moonlight, glitter vs. silver, chemistry vs. alchemy, stasis vs. movement; these are
    themes that permeate their lyrics and sounds.


    The artwork by Liz Wendelbo echoes the electro magnetic theme with what looks
    like a starry night sky or skyscraper at night. It is a blown up X-Ray of protein
    photographed through an electron microscope - what is called X-Ray crystallography.
    In Liz's words what is deep inside of us is a reflection of what is above us: and
    electricity runs through it all.

    1. Marble
    2. Virtues and Vice
    3. Baroque
    4. Topiary
    5. Palms
    6. Chevron
    7. Chimera
    8. Worldling Worlds
    9. Topiary II
    Xeno & Oaklander
    $18.99
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    Yusef Lateef: Live at Ronnie Scott's

    Live at Ronnie Scott's January 15th 1966


    This is a previously unreleased live club performance from Yusef Lateef, the brilliant multi-instrumentalist whose mixing of jazz and Eastern music was a great influence on some of the finest musicians of the era including John Coltrane and Pharaoh Sanders.


    Accompanied at Ronnie Scott's by the house band of pianist Stan Tracey, double bassist Rick Laird and drummer Bill Eyden, most of the repertoire played comes from Lateef's earlier recordings for Savoy and Prestige such as Jazz Moods and Eastern Sounds. Lateef plays flute on The Dreamer and Last Night Blues (it was the last night of the run). He plays the shenai - a kind of oboe - on Blues from The Orient, the xun - a Chinese flute - on Song of Delilah, and tenor saxophone on Yusef's Mood.


    The evening's performance was recorded by Les Tomkins at the request of Ronnie Scott. The musicians were unaware they were being recorded as Scott believed they would be at their best and most unselfconscious this way. This record was mastered at Gearbox Records directly from the original 1/4" tapes.


    Cut on Haeco Scully lathe with Westrex RA1700 series amps, Westrex 3DIIA cutting head and Telefunken U73B tube limiter; Maselec master control and equalisation.

    1. Angel Eyes
    2. Blues From The Orient
    3. Song Of Delilah
    4. Last Night Blues
    5. Yusef's Mood
    Yusef Lateef
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  • My Human Wears Acedia Shreds (Discontinued) My Human Wears Acedia Shreds (Discontinued) Quick View

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    My Human Wears Acedia Shreds (Discontinued)

    Limited Edition 10 paste-on sleeve

    Exclusive artwork by Dimlite


    If Dimlites recent Prismic Tops EP served as a stunning
    reintroduction to one of electronic musics most underrated talents,
    then My Human Wears Acedia Shreds is a warning to listeners and
    peers alike: keep up or be left behind. This quartet of songs finds the
    Swiss producer creating wide-eyed and progressive music that
    synthesises free jazz, prog- and kraut-rock, and much more. There is
    no one else quite on his level, no one who inhabits a world so
    complete and unique.


    While he built his reputation with a string of pioneering releases on
    Germanys Sonar Kollectiv label that took hip-hop as their starting
    point, these days Dimlite is more Soft Machine than drum machine, a
    kindred spirit of purveyors of avant-pop such as Panda Bear, and the
    playful prog giants of the past. This quartet of songs contains a
    richness that makes these his most satisfying compositions yet. Just
    check Metal Snake Rider, an expansive opus packed into just over
    three minutes of non-stop invention.


    At times its even pretty, though Dimlite seems uneasy about the
    beauty he creates, never allowing anything too perfect to take shape
    before clipping its wings or trampling it back into the dirt. Its this
    tension in his music that makes it so captivating: a constant tussle of
    wills between the dreamer and the cynic, the traveller and the
    trapped. Just check Loins, in which long-time collaborator
    Misel Quitnos drums thump out a brutish ode to Can while
    Dimlites celebratory harmonies are taunted by the anxious
    squall that lurks beneath. Though ask its creator and hell tell you
    simply, its about loins and using them properly.


    By the time you have adjusted to the dream-world of My Human
    Wears Acedia Shreds Dimlite will pull the plug, dropping you
    back into your monochromatic doldrums. Its OK though. As you
    unravel the secret code in EP closer Gone-O-Tron, youll know
    its not forever.

    1. Kitty Cradle Fog

    2. Gone-O-Tron
    3. Metal Snake Rider with Richard Eigner
    4. Loins
    Dimlite
    $17.99
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  • Rickie Lee Jones (Awaiting Repress) Rickie Lee Jones (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Rickie Lee Jones (Awaiting Repress)

    Rickie Lee Jones on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Rickie Lee Jones' Hip, Jazzy Debut as Fresh Today As It Was in 1979


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: At Last, the Definitive-Sounding Edition of the Diversified Genre-Hopping Classic


    Coolsville: Music Combines Finger-Snapping Style, Beret-Wearing Artfulness, Bohemian Pop Know-How


    Double-Platinum Album Includes Top 10 Hit "Chuck E's In Love"


    Rickie Lee Jones was hip before hipsters came of age. Wearing a beret, exuding supreme cool, and visually demarcating herself as a member of a bohemian underground, her image on the cover of her self-titled debut says as much about the singer-songwriter as it does the music within the grooves. Uninterested in coloring within the lines, Jones steps out, a dreamer in the post-punk age, an adventurous drifter seemingly deaf to the noisiness of her era. No wonder the work remains one of the most impressive opening salvos in history.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's 180 gram LP edition of Jones' double-platinum 1979 smash finally gives listeners the ultimate version of this long-adored masterpiece. Always prized by audiophiles for its sonics, the record now breathes with a clearer air, with enhancements in dynamics, imaging, soundstaging, and frequency extension apparent seconds after the needle touches down on the opening grooves. Jones' singular, jazzy vocals-straddling territory between youthful surprise, street-smart sharp, and grown-up seriousness-take on stupendously lifelike qualities to the extent you can hear into her lungs.


    Emerging from a quiet Los Angeles scene that also laid claim to Tom Waits, a former love interest, Jones reflects an undiminished capacity for fusing folk, R&B, pop, jazz, and scatted word poetry on an effort that matches the flexibility and elasticity of the artist's creative approach. As if playing games of hide and seek, Jones often dances around conventional syllabic phrases, using her delivery to stretch language and vowels, turning in diction that's at once gorgeous and enterprising. She taps into a subtlety of texture and ambience well beyond her then 23-year-old age, inserting sly humor when apt, and never shying away from raw emotion.


    Renowned for the Top 10 hit "Chuck E's In Love," Rickie Lee Jones overflows with finger-snapping be-bop accents, funky cabaret melodies, bluesy bridges, soothing balladry, and even Westernized fills. Subdued complexities flavor the arrangements, expressly tailored for Jones' portrait-rich storytelling and character-driven narratives. Such diversity is on display on the metaphorical heartache of "Last Chance Texaco," reflective "Company," and corner-hangout musings of "Danny's All-Star Joint." Throughout, intricate guitar lines give listeners further reason to concentrate on the tunes. This one is simply a must-have.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Chuck E's In Love
    2. On Saturday Afternoons in 1963
    3. Night Train
    4. Young Blood
    5. Easy Money
    6. Last Chance Texaco
    7. Danny's All-Star Joint
    8. Coolsville
    9. Weasel and the White Boys Cool
    10. Company
    11. After Hours
    Rickie Lee Jones
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Rickie Lee Jones (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) Rickie Lee Jones (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Rickie Lee Jones (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress)

    Rickie Lee Jones on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Rickie Lee Jones' Hip, Jazzy Debut as Fresh Today As It Was in 1979


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Stretched Out Across 45RPM Grooves: At Last, the Definitive-Sounding Edition of the Diversified Genre-Hopping Classic


    Coolsville: Music Combines Finger-Snapping Style, Beret-Wearing Artfulness, Bohemian Pop Know-How


    Double-Platinum Album Includes Top 10 Hit "Chuck E's In Love"


    Rickie Lee Jones was hip before hipsters came of age. Wearing a beret, exuding supreme cool, and visually demarcating herself as a member of a bohemian underground, her image on the cover of her self-titled debut says as much about the singer-songwriter as it does the music within the grooves. Uninterested in coloring within the lines, Jones steps out, a dreamer in the post-punk age, an adventurous drifter seemingly deaf to the noisiness of her era. No wonder the work remains one of the most impressive opening salvos in history.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's 180 gram 45RPM 2LP edition of Jones' double-platinum 1979 smash finally gives listeners the ultimate version of this long-adored masterpiece. Always prized by audiophiles for its sonics, the record now breathes with a clearer air, with enhancements in dynamics, imaging, soundstaging, and frequency extension apparent seconds after the needle touches down on the opening grooves. Jones' singular, jazzy vocals-straddling territory between youthful surprise, street-smart sharp, and grown-up seriousness-take on stupendously lifelike qualities to the extent you can hear into her lungs. The slower speed enriches all of the information contained within the grooves.


    Emerging from a quiet Los Angeles scene that also laid claim to Tom Waits, a former love interest, Jones reflects an undiminished capacity for fusing folk, R&B, pop, jazz, and scatted word poetry on an effort that matches the flexibility and elasticity of the artist's creative approach. As if playing games of hide and seek, Jones often dances around conventional syllabic phrases, using her delivery to stretch language and vowels, turning in diction that's at once gorgeous and enterprising. She taps into a subtlety of texture and ambience well beyond her then 23-year-old age, inserting sly humor when apt, and never shying away from raw emotion.


    Renowned for the Top 10 hit "Chuck E's In Love," Rickie Lee Jones overflows with finger-snapping be-bop accents, funky cabaret melodies, bluesy bridges, soothing balladry, and even Westernized fills. Subdued complexities flavor the arrangements, expressly tailored for Jones' portrait-rich storytelling and character-driven narratives. Such diversity is on display on the metaphorical heartache of "Last Chance Texaco," reflective "Company," and corner-hangout musings of "Danny's All-Star Joint." Throughout, intricate guitar lines give listeners further reason to concentrate on the tunes. This one is simply a must-have.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Chuck E's In Love
    2. On Saturday Afternoons in 1963
    3. Night Train
    4. Young Blood
    5. Easy Money
    6. Last Chance Texaco
    7. Danny's All-Star Joint
    8. Coolsville
    9. Weasel and the White Boys Cool
    10. Company
    11. After Hours
    Rickie Lee Jones
    $59.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Broken People

    American music is a mile-wide river that beckons black and white, urban and rural, dreamer and doer alike to launch their vessels. All the streams of style and genre flow into it; its tributaries are blues and jazz, mountain and folk, rock, soul and R&B.


    The release of the debut album by Muddy Magnolias, Broken People, marks the launch of a great new vessel onto that waterway. The album showcases a confluence of style and sound as colorful as it is unlikely, steeped in that river of influence, yet bracingly fresh.


    With Broken People, Jessy Wilson and Kallie North take us on an 11-song journey with its origins in two widely divergent backgrounds that came together in a friendship and creative partnership with world-changing resonance.


    North was raised in southeast Texas and began singing with her family and studying piano at an early age. She grew to love rich vocal harmonies singing in church choirs and listening to artists like the Carpenters, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and the Eagles. By her early teens, she was singing lead parts in church and in musical theater productions at her high school. Her palette grew when a friend turned her on to the Grateful Dead, and after high school she spent every spare moment in the clubs of Austin, absorbing everything from alt-country and jam bands to New Orleans funk. She met her husband at a concert and moved with him to his native Mississippi. There, on their isolated farm, she had her awakening, starting a career as a photographer, capturing the spirited, deep history of the Mississippi Delta.


    "To me, the Delta is the most overlooked and mysterious place," she says. "It was the birthplace of America's music, and all the legends were influenced by everything that came out of it. I went on this personal exploration to learn about the Delta blues and the region's history. I picked up a camera and started taking pictures, blogging about what I was experiencing, and I tapped into all the creative energy lying dormant inside me." When her husband gave her a guitar, she began spending her days on the porch of their farm learning how to connect her first chords. From there, the songs began pouring out and she knew she had to find a way to get to Nashville and write songs professionally.


    Wilson, raised in Brooklyn, was in love with music from her earliest days. She was singing before she could talk, and was 5 when her mother recognized her passion for music. "I would cry because I couldn't hit the high notes in Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey songs," she says. Influenced by greats from Aretha and Smokey Robinson to Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G., she began auditioning in the highly competitive New York entertainment scene and was working professionally in musical theater by the age of 10. Her mother took her to nightclubs where she experienced a variety of live performances. She attended New York's top performing arts schools, including La Guardia High School, the "Fame" school, where she discovered her love for gospel music and took part in the gospel chorus for four years. She worked at Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, making $500 a weekend while still in high school.


    She sang backup for Alicia Keys in her teens, then worked four years with John Legend, and through him with legends like will.i.am, Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq and Babyface. Legend mentored her in songwriting and recording before she began writing songs on her own for American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino and others. Inspired by her evolving love of songwriting, she too moved to Nashville, looking for a wider creative palette. There, while meeting with then-BMI executive Clay Bradley, her eye settled on a photograph of "a rundown juke joint piano" in his office.


    "I want to meet whoever took that photo," she said. The photographer was North-it had been taken during her creative awakening in Mississippi-and the subsequent meeting led quickly to collaboration and an epic friendship.


    "The first day we wrote together," says North, "there wasn't much thought that we were blending genres and worlds. That never came up. It was just natural. She had never written a country song and I was writing them every day. We sat down to write one but when we listened back it was a country R&B song. And we decided to become songwriting partners." Before long, they had their first cut as collaborators, and they were off and running.


    "The spirit of the Muddy Magnolias existed from the moment we met," says Wilson, "but we didn't know we were the Muddy Magnolias yet." North was toying with the idea of a solo career; Wilson had aspirations of making history as an African-American female songwriter in Nashville. Their new friendship was a game-changer.


    "We spent a whole year writing, trying to understand what our message was when we combined our stories," says Wilson. Then one day over afternoon wine at Burger Up, their favorite hangout in the 12 South section of Nashville, both admitted to be being at a crossroads. "The next thing you know," says North, "Jessy said, 'What if we made a record together?' It was like all of our dreams in one."


    "We went back to that same office on Music Row where I saw the photograph," says Wilson, "and sat down side by side in Clay's office and said, 'We've got something to tell you. We're going to make an album together.'" Bradley believed enough to sign on as their manager. They held three days of band auditions and found four best friends who had been playing together since college, primarily doing jazz. The fit was perfect, providing just the right sonic backdrop for their soulful approach and high-energy delivery.


    As they continued to write and perform, opening for the likes of The Zac Brown Band and Gary Clark, Jr., they put together a project that crosses genres effortlessly, showcasing two voices that soar together in a blending of cultures as electrifying as if Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, or Whitney Houston and Lee Ann Womack had joined forces.


    Broken People combines poetic imagery and vocal passion, with the musicianship and production of Motown or Muscle Shoals by way of the raw honesty of Sun Records. Of course it deals with love, longed for and unleashed, in songs like "I Need A Man," "Why Don't You Stay" and "Devil's Teeth," but the album soars as it reaches for bigger themes, dealing with the need for hope in "Take Me Home," for love on a societal scale in "Shine On" and "Brother What Happened," and hope for the future in "Got It Goin' On." With "Leave It To The Sky," the two, joined by John Legend on vocals and piano, make a powerful case for spiritual solutions, and few songs in the modern lexicon are as steeped in present-day reality as the gospel- and R&B-tinged title track.


    "Ultimately," says North, "this album is a result of an unlikely friendship and is a testament to what can happen when you diversify your relationships."


    "It's about getting out of your comfort zone and being rewarded with a great friendship," adds Wilson. "We've both felt the power of that."


    "Our path is so much better and our lives are so much richer because of it," says North, "and we want to bring people along on this journey."


    "We want to see what society would be like if we all reached out in ways we normally wouldn't," adds Wilson.


    And that is the magic and the message. The music of Muddy Magnolias, live and on record, comes from a place where the Mississippi meets the A-Train by way of Nashville. Whether yours is the back porch or the front stoop, Spanish moss or window box garden, dusty country lane or crowded subway car, rural honky-tonk or uptown club, this is music that beckons. Muddy Magnolias are collaboration without boundaries, musical healing in a landscape of the heart, and all of us who treasure creative energy, honest art and the possibilities of love and unity, are better for their arrival.

    1. Broken People
    2. Brother, What Happened?
    3. Got It Goin' On
    4. Why Don't You Stay
    5. Take Me Home
    6. Shine On!
    7. It Ain't Easy
    8. I Need A Man
    9. Devil's Teeth
    10. Train
    11. Leave It To The Sky (feat. John Legend)
    Muddy Magnolias
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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