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    Empire (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: August 24, 2018*


    Celebrating The 3x Platinum Queensryche Masterpiece!!


    Grammy Nominated Album


    Features Smash Hits: Silent Lucidity, Jet City Woman, & Anybody Listening?


    Produced By Peter Collins (Rush, Alice Cooper)


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Striking Gatefold Cover Artwork


    Original Line-Up: Geoff Tate, Chris Degarmo, Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson & Scott Rockenfeld


    Queensrÿche are and continue to be one of hard rock's finest bands of all time. These Seattle rockers began their musical journey in the early eighties with guitar shredders Chris DeGarmo and Micheal Wilton, power vocalist Geoff Tate, and the solid rhythm section of Scott Rockenfield (drums) and Eddie Jackson (bass guitar). Upon their first major label signing to EMI Records, Queensrÿche almost immediately became an entity destined for superstardom.


    With their unique blend of progressive rock and heavy metal, as well as the first class musicianship of the quintet, this band truly paved their platinum-plus career for years to follow. Their monumental Empire broke all the rules in 1990. With its striking lyrical content, stunning vocals and sheer energy of the quintet in the studio, this massive album rode to the upper rungs of the rock and pop charts thanks in part to the amazing and one of a kind power ballad Silent Lucidity, which also featured the impeccable orchestration of late great Michael Kamen.


    With more hard rock champions like Jet City Woman Best I Can and the brilliant album closer Anyone Listening, Queensrÿche's Empire is truly one of hard rocks' most enduring albums.


    As Friday Music strives to present the greatest music ever recorded for the audiophile in all of us, we are so very pleased to welcome home Queensrÿche's classic Empire. This blockbuster two album set is impeccably mastered on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl from the Capitol Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios.


    We are very pleased to present this creative masterwork in a striking gatefold cover, with all of the lyrics, as well as original artwork and photographic elements from this progressive hard rock masterwork. We are also enclosing a poly bag to protect your album cover and poly lined inner sleeves to help keep your vinyl in mint shape. Queensrÿche... Empire... A classic rock dream release is now audiophile vinyl reality... From your friends at Friday Music!


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1

    1. Best I Can
    2. The Thin Line
    3. Jet City Woman
    4. Della Brown
    5. Another Rainy Night (Without You)
    6. Empire


    LP 2

    1. Resistance
    2. Silent Lucidity
    3. Hand On Heart
    4. One And Only
    5. Anybody Listening?

    Queensryche
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    Evil Empire

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    Remastered


    Rage Against the Machine's long-awaited follow up to their 1993 self-titled debut was well worth the wait as its brand of revolutionary rap/protest metal has never been matched elsewhere. Tom Morello again sets the pace here with his guitar wizardry while Zach De La Rocha assaults his subjects with rage and resolve. The results are both profound and just plain powerful. Evil Empire debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, Bulls on Parade and People of the Sun received Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance and Tire Me took home the 1996 Grammy award for Best Metal Performance.

    1. People of the Sun
    2. Bulls on Parade
    3. Vietnow
    4. Revolver
    5. Snakecharmer
    6. Tire Me
    7. Down Rodeo
    8. Without a Face
    9. Wind Below
    10. Roll Right
    11. Year of tha Boomerang
    Rage Against The Machine
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    You Will Eventually Be Forgotten

    Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate)'s highly anticipated new album You Will Evetually Be Forgotten may have taken half a decade to get here, but it
    was absolutely worth the wait. Constant touring and a litany of splits and EPs (12 splits and 3 EP since their last LP) have tightened the band and honed
    their chops, and it shows. You Will Eventually Be Forgotten is what the band does best- intimate vocals, melodic guitar work, and vivid storytelling to the
    point where you feel like you are living in each song.
    1. Ribbon
    2. I Was Somewhere Cold, Dark... and Lonely
    3. We Are People Here. We Are Not Numbers
    4. A Keepsake
    5. You Have to Be So Much Better than You Ever Thought
    6. Stay Divided
    7. Foxfire
    8. Things Not Worth Fixing
    9. If It's Bad News, It Can Wait
    10. It's So Much Darker When a Light Goes Out than It Would Have Been If It Had Never Shone
    11. The Promise That Life Can Go on No Matter How Bad Our Losses
    Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)
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    Galactic Empire

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    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away . a group of friends came together, using the force, to create what can only be described as "out of this world". Enter Galactic Empire: a band whose only goal is to bring metal to the universe. Members include "Dark Vader", "Boba Sett", "Shadow Ranger", "Red Guard" and "Bass Commander". The band have taken the musical score of the Star Wars films and have found a way to make it their own.

    1. Main Theme
    2. Imperial March
    3. Duel Of The Fates
    4. The Force Theme
    5. The Asteroid Field
    6. Battle Of The Heroes
    7. Cantina Band
    8. Ben's Death: Tie Fighter Attack
    9. Across The Stars
    10. The Forest Battle
    11. The Throne Room: End Title
    Galactic Empire
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    Crystal Empire

    German melodic metal band, Freedom Call, present their 2001 album Crystal Empire on double gatefold colored vinyl. After the success of their 2010 studio album Legend Of The Shadowkin and 2011's DVD/CD Live In Hellvetia, the band is set to hit the studio in autumn for their new album which is scheduled for a February 2012 release through Steamhammer/SPV.
    1. The King of the Crystal Empire
    2. Freedom Call
    3. Rise Up
    4. Farewell
    5. Pharao
    6. Call of Fame
    7. Heart of the Rainbow
    8. Quest
    9. Ocean
    10. Palace of Fantasy
    11. The Wanderer
    Freedom Call
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    Empire Burlesque

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    180 Gram Vinyl


    Empire Burlesque is the 23rd studio album by Bob Dylan, released in 1985. Dylan produced the album himself, and eventually the album peaked at number thirty-three in the US and at number eleven in the UK.


    Accompanied by multiple session musicians-including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers members Mike Campbell, Benmont Tench and Howie Epstein-the album features a distinct 80s style aesthetic. Fans and critics continue to debate the album's merits, especially when compared to his 1960s and 1970s output.


    This may very well be the most consistent record Bob Dylan has made since Blood on the Tracks, filled to the brim with subtle gems. Highlights of the album include Tight Connection to My Heart (Has Anybody Seen My Love?), Emotionally Yours and Dark Eyes.

    1. Tight Connection To My Heart (has Anybody Seen My Love)
    2. Seeing The Real You At Last
    3. I'll Remember You
    4. Clean Cut Kid
    5. Never Gonna Be The Same Again

    6. Trust Yourself
    7. Emotionally Yours
    8. When The Night Comes Falling From The Sky
    9. Something's Burning, Baby
    10. Dark Eyes
    Bob Dylan
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    Fantasy Empire (Awaiting Repress)

    Over the course of its two-decade existence, Lightning Bolt has revolutionized underground rock in immeasurable ways. The duo broke the barrier between stage and audience by setting themselves up on the floor in the midst of the crowd. Their momentous live performances and the mania they inspired paved the way for similar tactics used by Dan Deacon and literally hundreds of others. Similarly, the band's recordings have always been chaotic, roaring, blown out documents that sound like they could destroy even the toughest set of speakers. Fantasy Empire, Lightning Bolt's sixth album and first in five years, is a fresh take from a band intent on pushing themselves musically and sonically while maintaining the aesthetic that has defined not only them, but an entire generation of noisemakers. It marks many firsts, most notably their first recordings made using hi-fi recording equipment at the famed Machines With Magnets, and their first album for Thrill Jockey. More than any previous album, Fantasy Empire sounds like drummer Brian Chippendale and bassist Brian Gibson are playing just a few feet away, using the clarity afforded by the studio to amplify the intensity they project. Every frantic drum hit, every fuzzed-out riff, sounds more present and tangible than ever before. Fantasy Empire is ferocious, consuming, and is a more accurate translation of their live experience. It also shows Lightning Bolt embracing new ways to make their music even stranger. More than any previous record, Chippendale and Gibson make use of live loops and complete separation of the instruments during recording to maximize the sonic pandemonium and power. Gibson worked with Machines very carefully to get a clear yet still distorted and intense bass sound, allowing listeners to truly absorb the detail and dynamic range he displays, from the heaviest thud to the subtle melodic embellishments. Some of these songs have been in the band's live repertoire since as early as 2010, and have been refined in front of audiences for maximum impact. This is heavy, turbulent music, but it is executed with the precision of musicians that have spent years learning how to create impactful noise through the use of dynamics, melody, and rhythm.
    1. The Metal East
    2. Over The River And Through The Woods
    3. Horsepower
    4. King Of My World
    5. Mythmaster
    6. Runaway Train
    7. Leave The Lantern Lit
    8. Dream Genie
    9. Snow White (& The 7 Dwarves Fans)
    Lightning Bolt
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    Empire (Awaiting Repress)

    Since forming in 1988, Madball has been responsible for some of the most important releases in metal and hardcore. From the seminal Ball of Destruction EP (1989) to the landmark albums Set It Off (1994), through their career defining resurgence at Ferret Music. The former partners at Ferret have now reconnected with Madball to be the cornerstone of the Good Fight Music roster with the release of Empire.
    1. Invigorate
    2. Danger Zone
    3. Timeless
    4. All Or Nothing
    5. Glory Years
    6. Empire
    7. Shatterproof feat. Roger Miret
    8. The End
    9. Con Fuerza
    10. R.A.H.C.
    11. Hurt You
    12. Tough Guy
    13. Dark Horse
    14. Spider's Web
    15. Delete
    16. Rebel4life18
    Madball
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    The Shadow of An Empire

    Irish singer-songwriter Fionn Regan follows up his Mercury nominated and critically acclaimed debut record The End Of History. Fionn has returned with a very different second album bursting with ideas and a set of dazzling new tunes which are sure to reaffirm his reputation as both maverick genius and one of the most talented contemporary singer-songwriters around.
    1. Protection Racket
    2. Catacombs
    3. Coat Hook
    4. Genocide Matinee
    5. Violent Demeanor
    6. Lines Written In Winter
    7. House Detective
    8. Little Nancy
    9. Lord Help My Poor Soul
    10.The Shadow Of An Empire
    Fionn Regan
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    Tour De Force - Shepherd's Bush Empire

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    Tour De Force chronicles Bonamassa's atmospheric rise from the intimate club environment of The Borderline, to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. Each individual evening was marked by a unique theme with different setlists, arrangements and ensembles providing the viewer with four unique performances. His journey begins in the intimate setting of the 200-capacity London Borderline with a three-piece band. The result is a jammy tribute to Bonamassa's earlier career, with songs he hasn't played live in years. Next is a blues-themed night at Shepherd's Bush Empire, featuring a horns section to create a soulful, big-blues-band feel. He then moves to the Hammersmith Apollo which opens with a short acoustic set before moving into a rock-inspired evening. Finally, at the Royal Albert Hall, Bonamassa treats the crowd to a half acoustic/half electric show of his most popular and well-known songs, featuring the acoustic band from his most recent release, An Acoustic Evening at the Vienna Opera House. Each night's performance features a different selection of songs - over 60 in total and some having never been performed live before - from his extensive career beginning with 2000's A New Day Yesterday.


    The end result more than lived up to its billing as "The Guitar Event of The Year" and saw Bonamassa reliving, revisiting and redefining the many phases and pivotal moments throughout his career over the course of four evenings. It goes without saying that the challenge was daunting, but Bonamassa more than picked up the gauntlet after it was thrown down and delivered a once-in-a-lifetime performance that more than serves as an appropriate career-retrospective for an artist who has already achieved so much.


    "London is like my second home," says Bonamassa. "With these shows, I wanted to give the fans attending the London 2013 shows a real treat - something special to thank them for their unwavering support. Over the years I've received audience requests for tracks that we've never performed live; it felt right that we delve into the back catalogue and honor London with special and unique versions of these tracks. And now...we can share it with my fans around the world."

    Albion (Intro)
    Slow Train
    So It's Like That
    Midnight Blues
    Last Kiss
    So Many Roads
    You Better Watch Yourself
    Chains & Things
    Lonesome Road Blues
    Stop!
    I Got All You Need
    The Great Flood
    The Ballad Of John Henry
    Asking Around For You
    Further On Up The Road
    World's End (Credits)
    Joe Bonamassa
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    I-Empire (Awaiting Repress)


    180 Gram Clear With White Smoke Colored Vinyl


    Limited To 1000


    Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Stan Ricker


    Includes Two Acoustic Bonus Tracks


    SRCvinyl reissue of Angels & Airwaves I-Empire on 180 gram limited edition vinyl. The album was mastered for vinyl and lacquers created by Stan Ricker. The vinyl is housed in a matte finish gatefold jacket and includes an 11 x 22 matte insert. The vinyl features acoustic versions of The Adventure & Good Day.


    2007 sophomore album from the Alternative supergroup. Angels & Airwaves is former blink-182 and Box Car Racer guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, Offspring drummer Atom Willard, David Kennedy notably from Hazen Street and Box Car Racer and now former 30 Seconds to Mars bassist Matt Wachter. i-Empire's first single, 'Everything's Magic', is a synth-rock anthem that resonates with a refreshing spirit and inspired energy.

    LP 1
    1. Call To Arms
    2. Everything's Magic
    3. Breathe
    4. Love Like Rockets
    5. Sirens
    6. Secret Crowds


    LP 2
    1. Star Of Bethlehem
    2. True Love
    3. Lifeline
    4. Jumping Rooftops
    5. Rite Of Spring
    6. Heaven
    7. The Adventure (Acoustic Version)
    8. Good Day (Acoustic Version)

    Angels & Airwaves
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    Retrograde

    Pressed On Colored Vinyl!


    Art should confront and challenge convention, but Crown The Empire take it one step further. Since
    bursting onto the scene in 2012, Crown The Empire have shown no signs of slowing down on their
    undeniable course toward world domination. They have sold over 175,000 albums in the US over 2
    releases, and have toured the world repeatedly with the likes of The Used, Of Mice & Men and Pierce
    The Veil.


    Crown The Empire are back with their new album, Retrograde, the highly anticipated follow
    up to the band's previous release, The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways", which debuted at #7 on the
    Billboard Top 200 with over 25,000 copies sold in its first week.


    "Retrograde" is Crown The Empire at their best, each song maliciously hand crafted. When you break it
    down, Crown The Empire are storytellers for a new generation; nothing is a mistake. Every detail,
    element, structure, chorus, and breakdown is planned, and the album flows like the plot of a theatrical
    film.


    There's a reason why magazines have been putting Crown The Empire on their covers and there's a
    reason the band gets off ered multiple tours each quarter: it's because fans truly believe in the band and
    care about what they're doing. Their fan base is a cult-like army, who truly believe and support them. It's
    what separates Crown The Empire from everyone else, and it's why Retrograde is going to keep the
    band on their upward trajectory.

    1. Sk-68
    2. Are You Coming With Me?
    3. Zero
    4. Aftermath
    5. Hologram
    6. The Fear Is Real
    7. Lucky Us
    8. Weight Of The World
    9. Signs Of Life
    10. Oxygen
    11. Kaleidoscope
    Crown The Empire
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    Two Vines

    Alt-electro pioneers Empire Of The Sun return with their third studio album, Two Vines, set for release via Astralwerks. With Two Vines, the Australian band invites listeners to enter the jungle paradise that marks the third remarkable age of the Empire Of The Sun. Through a waterfall of dreams, beyond the white light of an ice curtain lies a lush, green world where childlike innocence and ancient wisdom are one. The album's first single, "High & Low," offers a glimpse of this dreamlike kingdom.


    "We always saw Empire as a movie," says Nicholas Littlemore, the co-pilot with Luke Steele of this fantastic vessel of electro-futurist sound and vision. "The whole concept was based around childhood fantasies; being in bed and staring at the posters on your wall, whether they were monster movies or outlandish rock stars or pieces of art. We always wanted to be one of those posters on a child's wall that had so much imagination locked into it, a kind of invitation that pushes you over the edge into dream world. With this record, it's time to take that next step."


    Recorded in Hawaii and Los Angeles, Two Vines is co-produced by Empire Of The Sun and Peter Mayes (Sia, The Killers, Mika), alongside long-term collaborator, Donnie Sloan (Midnight To Monaco). It also sees the creative circle expanding with esteemed pianist/arranger Henry Hey and bassist Tim Lefebvre, from David Bowie's Blackstar band, featured heavily on the album. Factor in Wendy Melvoin from Prince's Revolution, as well as Fleetwood Mac's genius guitarist/vocalist Lindsey Buckingham, and the Empire's rainbow has never been so vast and colorful.


    "Going to Hawaii to record was the best idea," says Luke Steele of sessions at Honolulu's Avex Studios - where Kanye West recorded 2010's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. "That was the catalyst for me. I'd spend the morning surfing, then roll in and make music into the night."

    1. Before
    2. High and Low
    3. Two Vines
    4. Friends
    5. There's No Need
    6. Way to Go
    7. Ride
    8. Digital Life
    9. First Crush
    10. ZZZ
    11. To Her Door
    12. Keystone
    13. Lend Me Some Light
    14. Welcome to My Life
    15. Walking on a Dream
    Empire Of The Sun
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    The Resistance: Rise Of The Runaways (Awaiting Repress)

    Since bursting onto the scene in 2012 with their debut full-length, "The Fallout", Crown The Empire have shown
    no signs of slowing down on their undeniable course toward world domination. The band have sold over 60,000
    copies of their groundbreaking debut album, and have been busy touring the world repeatedly, and gracing
    magazine covers frequently.


    Crown The Empire haven't slowed their momentum, supporting tours for Pierce the Veil, Asking Alexandria, and
    The Used. After being the breakout band on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, the band was asked to return again this
    year as a Main Stage act.


    The band has also been on the cover of Alternative Press over three times in the past year, a feat that has never
    been accomplished by a new band. They appeared first as the cover artist for Alternative Press' "Bands You Need
    to Know" issue, then again for their "Stars of Warped Tour" issue, and the band is on the cover of their current
    issue, to help build early support for their new release, "The Resistance: Rise of the Runaway".


    Crown The Empire's new album, "The Resistance: Rise of the Runaway", has the band exceeding all preconceived
    expectations. It's heavier and more melodic than everything fans and critics grew to love on "The Fallout" but it
    doesn't feel contrived or forced in any way. When you break it down, Crown The Empire are storytellers for a new
    generation; nothing is a mistake. Every detail, element, structure, chorus, and breakdown is planned, and the
    album flows like the plot of a theatrical film. There's a reason why magazines have been putting Crown The Empire
    on their covers and there's a reason the bands gets o ered multiple tours each quarter; it's because fans truly
    believe in the band and care about what they're doing. Their fan base is a cult-like army, who truly believes and
    supports them. It's what separates Crown The Empire from everyone else, and it's why "The Resistance: Rise of
    the Runaway" is sure to be an instant classic, and a must-have album for years

    1. Call To Arms (Act I)
    2. Initiation
    3. Millennia
    4. Machines
    5. The Wolves Of Paris (Act II)
    6. Mnstr
    7. Second Thoughts
    8. Maniacal Me
    9. Satellites
    10. Rise Of The Runaways
    11. Bloodline
    12. The Phoenix Reborn
    Crown The Empire
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    Episode II


    Pressed On Colored Vinyl


    A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away a band came together to create the most head-bangin' tribute to John
    Williams' Star Wars scores ever performed. Now, just in time for May The Fourth, Galactic Empire are back with their
    highly anticipated sophomore saga "Episode II". Featuring 11 new takes on old favorites, the force is strong on this
    album, and it is sure to put an unrelenting grip on both Star Wars and metal fans alike.


    Galactic Empire have headlined tours across the planet known as earth, including stops at some of the biggest Star
    Wars and comic book conventions in the galaxy. They will be hopping into their tie fighters again to tour extensively in
    support of the release.

    1. March Of The Resistance
    2. Scherzo For X-Wings
    3. Hyperspace
    4. Trade Federation March
    5. Kylo Ren Arrives At The Battle
    6. March At The Jedi Temple
    7. Rey's Theme
    8. The Departure Of Boba Fett
    9. The Emperors Theme
    10. Into The Trap
    11. The Battle Of Yavin
    Galactic Empire
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    Walking On A Dream

    Clear Vinyl


    The debut album from Empire of the Sun is now available for the first time on vinyl in the US. The platinum album and fan favorite sees a limited edition run as the band returns to the US for another journey of sight and sound. Revel in the glory of their debut on clear vinyl for the first time and catch them live this summer and fall.

    1. Standing On The Shore
    2. Walking On A Dream
    3. Half Mast
    4. We Are The People
    5. Delta Bay
    6. Country
    7. The World
    8. Swordfish Hotkiss Night
    9. Tiger By My Side
    10. Without You
    Empire Of The Sun
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    Wait Don't Wait

    Wait Don't Wait is the band's second full-length album - and their first release via Tender Loving Empire. Joy as an act of revolutionary defiance in the face of oppression is the name of their game, and it sounds too damn good to ignore. On the New Wave by way of Progressive Jazz banger, "Sleepy Eyes", an imposing kick and warping synth take o like a supersonic jet. In an 'I mean Serious Business' manner, Westman declares, "When the time is right I will take you home oh oh oh / When the feeling's right I will let you know," and it is clear that this is her call to make. The bounce continues, and - out of nowhere - the dancefloor falls into space and soothing jazz chords float over the classic puttering of a Roland CompuRhythm CR-78.


    Just as suddenly, the four-on-the-floor beat returns, and soon saxophone, flute, guitar, and synth stabs pop in and out. Not since Beasties Boys' Paul's Boutique have such abrupt changes within one song felt so damn right. "Let Me Go", another knockout, begins with a grimy bassline and a classic hip hop clap with Westman and Vait trading verses, asking those universal questions of love and love lost. On a dime, the song transforms to near power ballad - soaring upward and lifting the listener out of the muck of the day with the refrain "Home is where I'd be if my heart could just decide", and in the same way all pop masterpieces do, it seems to end too soon - a serious 'back button' burner. With the release of Wait Don't Wait, SISTERS are not only presenting a pop record full of bangers that demands repeat listens, they are also methodically working toward creating a world that is safe for everyone. SISTERS deliver unrestrained joy, and it is desperately needed right now. The world has been waiting, but it needs wait no more.

    1. Scene Here
    2. Heart Beats
    3. Let Me Go
    4. Sleepy Eyes
    5. Glitter Lights
    6. Bird
    7. Preface
    8. Posing In The Field
    9. My Little Head
    10. Night Walk
    11. Y Do U Take So Long?
    12. Love You Too
    SISTERS
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    Animals In The Median


    Salmon Colored Vinyl


    Voted Portland's 2012 Best New Band by Willamette Week


    One of NPR's Artists you should've known in 2012


    There is a stillness between kissing lips that belies the beating hearts connected to them,
    a calm in the simple gesture that holds tumultuous emotions close, keeping their caprice
    from pulling you apart. For the past three years, Radiation City has scored the soundtrack
    to relationships such as these. Moments where Quiet/Bombast, Future/Past,
    Man/Woman, Hope/Fear are conjoined; from their use of modern electronic sounds and
    the restraint of classic bossa records, to the urgency and harmony of northern soul, the
    band has codified seemingly disparate ideas into a sound and ethos that is at once
    refreshing and classic. Their second LP Animals In The Median will be released May 7th.
    Founded in 2009 amid the glow of one budding love affair, Radiation City quickly
    blossomed into a family, finding itself with a second couple and another multi
    instrumentalist besides. If the quintet's early live shows and debut LP The Hands That
    Take You quickly earned them a reputation as one of Portland, Oregon's most promising
    young acts, the subsequent national tours and 2011's EP Cool Nightmare made good on
    that promise. The band's expanding soundscape of new romanticism has drawn
    accolades from NPR, Time, and KEXP to name a few.


    The new full length features 12 songs recorded over the span of a year in both rural
    Washington and urban Portland. You can hear a focused songwriting, lush arrangements,
    and gorgeous harmonies. You can hear the celebration and lament of a sea change year
    which saw the passing of matriarchs, the betrayals and betrothals of loved ones, the
    baring and bruising of hopeful hearts in an increasingly dangerous world. Moreover, you
    can hear a band edified, coming into their own in rich and simple gesture.

    1. Zombies
    2. So Long
    3. Wash of Noise
    4. Food
    5. Foreign Bodies
    6. Wary Eyes
    7. LA Beach
    8. Entropia
    9. Buckminsterfullerene
    10. Summer Rain
    11. Lark
    12. Call Me
    Radiation City
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    Kyle Morton sings the first line of Typhoon's Hunger & Thirst, I've started a new beginning... suspiciously like the old one, only this time, I'm ready, with the bravery and trepidation of someone who is staring down a familiar path, with all its known challenges and potential pitfalls, surrounded by his dearest longtime friends. Fittingly, producer Paul Laxer recorded Hunger & Thirst in Morton and his bandmates' beloved old Victorian rental house. The lease was about to be up; the landlady was about to be back from Korea - all 12 band members knew their time there was limited, that they were crafting an aural snapshot using room mics and dining rooms. That house can be heard all over the record if you're listening for it, spaciously framing Typhoon's lush, well-edited orchestration, its wood floors perfectly warming Morton's empowered, concerned, delicate vocals in a way that any studio environment would be hard-pressed to capture.


    These are songs about striving for what you want, then realizing that once you have it, you don't want it anymore; that maybe that elusive thing was never really the issue anyway. Morton sings about the searches, in all their permutations, the bruises healed by those important to you, impermanence, joy, and finding peace within the incessant desire that has always been man's burden. He sings with strength and hope about renewal (Starting Over), with the entire band in gospel-chorus about confronting and progressing (the .47 second The Mouth of the Cave) and with brutal honesty about struggling with a lifelong illness (The Sickness Unto Death). Everyone has their own unique path to follow, and Hunger & Thirst is a record that should remind us of the preciousness of exploration, the value of those we meet along the way, and the power within that sustains us on our quests.

    1. Starting Over (Bad Habits)
    2. White Liars
    3. CPR - Claws Part 2
    4. Ghost Train
    5. Body of Love
    6. Intermission
    7. Happy People
    8. Old Haunts, New Cities
    9. Mouth of the Cavern
    10. Belly of the Cave
    Typhoon
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    It's exactly what electronic pop should sound like in 2013. Fresh, euphoric, youthful...it more than delivers on the promise of 2008 s million-selling debut Walking On A Dream and the fantastical imagery that made them a festival highlight wherever Steele strapped on his head-dress, said Q, awarding the album four stars in a lead review. MOJO noted, you can t help but be charmed by their puckish, wide-eyed enthusiasm for the redemptive power of pop. Nearly every track is powered by a room-rattling disco groove, observed Uncut, scoring it 8/10. But what makes DNA , Alive , Concert Pitch and the title song so irresistible is the way their silky melodies resolve into super-saturated Technicolor chorus hooks.
    1. Lux
    2. DNA
    3. Alive
    4. Concert Pitch
    5. Ice On The Dune
    6. Awakening
    7. I'll Be Around
    8. Old Flavours
    9. Celebrate
    10. Surround Sound
    11. Disarm
    12. Keep A Watch
    Empire Of The Sun
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    Beneath The Brine (Awaiting Repress)


    "One of the exciting new bands we recently discovered is The Family
    Crest. The Headwinds, blends rock, classical, folk, and jazz, and is an
    immediately compelling listen." - WXPN


    "The San Francisco-born collective arm themselves with sharp strings,
    galloping percussion, and an ambition wide enough to swallow you
    whole. Dive in... - SPIN


    Following on the heels of last summer's The Headwinds EP (which earned
    fans in WXPN and Paste), Beneath the Brine shows that singer Liam
    McCormick's ambition was well placed. The expansive breadth of arrangments - from dark, classical romanticism ("Beneath the Brine") to horn-laden sounds akin to the Roaring 20s ("Howl") - are complemented by the
    incredible range of McCormick's voice. Beneath the Brine also showcases
    The Family Crest's ability to infuse pop into complex arrangements, with
    songs like "Love Don't Go" and "The World." The album is a sweeping
    soundscape befitting the oceanic theme of the title and what SPIN notes as
    "ambition wide enough to swallow you whole."

    1. Beneath the Brine
    2. The World
    3. Love Don't Go
    4. William's Dirge
    5. Howl
    6. The Water's Fine
    7. I Am the Winter
    8. She Knows My Name
    9. As We Move Forward
    10. When the Lights Go Out
    11. There's a Thunder
    12. Make Me a Boat
    The Family Crest
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    There's an innate stillness and depth to Andy Shauf's music-a quiet, riveting strength that subtly steals its way into a listener's bones. He's a storyteller: a singer of heartbreak and regrets, isolation and loneliness,
    small-town heroes and smaller-town killers. Throughout his forthcoming album The Bearer of Bad News-a co-release with Party Damage Records-he studies the universal through two to five-minute microcosms, spinning tales as few others can, where accidental, redemptive victories (the jaunty charmer "Hometown Hero") stir alongside evocative, heartrending tales of self-doubt and lost loves ("I'm Not Falling Asleep," or the achingly beautiful "Covered In Dust" ). The Saskatchewan native's tender, singular tenor guides the way over
    muted instrumentation of softly-strummed guitars, dampened drums, weathered piano, and clarinet, which lends its unique timbre to frequently brighten-or hauntingly underscore-the songs' darker undercurrents.
    1. Hometown Hero
    2. Drink My Rivers
    3. I'm Not Falling Asleep
    4. Covered In Dust
    5. Wendell Walker
    6. You're Out Wasting
    7. The Man On Stage
    8. Jesus, She's A Good Girl
    9. Lick Your Wounds
    10. Jerry Was A Clerk
    11. My Dear Helen
    Andy Shauf
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    Noctunes

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

    HEY GALAXY was created in the midst of another project as a result of the current political upheaval in the United States. Gibson was working on an album entirely about love, accompanied by an orchestra, but after the 2016 presidential election, they felt moved to put forth a more social justice-oriented project. "There's a quote that says, 'Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.' I wanted to do that. I wanted to make something political and human and gutsy in its revolt. Something beautiful in its sweetness and rage and vulnerability. Something loud and tender at the same time."


    HEY GALAXY does just that. The sixteen poems on the album tell the story of our times. Whether it's "Orlando," which brutally relives the massacre at LGBTQ nightclub and Gibson's own struggles with coming out, or "A Letter to White Queers" which combats white privilege during the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Gibson's poems awaken us with their urgency, honesty, and their lyrical meld of grit and beauty.

    LP 1
    1. Your Life
    2. Radio (feat. Jesse Thomas)
    3. Orlando
    4. Angels Of The Get-Through
    5. Boomerang Valentine
    6. Letter To White Queers
    7. Orbit
    8. Elbows


    LP 2
    1. Photoshopping My Sister's Mugshot
    2. About The Weather
    3. Give Her
    4. Ode To The Public Panic Attack
    5. The Day You Died Because You Wanted To
    6. Good Light
    7. To The Men Catcalling My Girlfriend While I'm Walking Beside Her (Live)
    8. Fight for Love (Live)

    Andrea Gibson
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