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  • Rattle Them Bones (Awaiting Repress) Rattle Them Bones (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Rattle Them Bones (Awaiting Repress)

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, longtime purveyors, custodians and distillers of a modern big band swing sound are back and newly signed with Savoy Jazz. In celebration of twenty years bringing an irrepressible groove to the adoring masses, the band has recorded RATTLE THEM BONES their eighth studio album. Produced by Morris and Joshua Levy with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, the band has honed their musicality to a fine point, effortlessly striking a balance between the prohibition era Boardwalk Empire to the swinging of 60's Mad Men. Also known for their rigorous tour schedule (They play over 150 dates a year), Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will support RATTLE THEM BONES will a nationwide tour beginning this fall.
    1. The Adventures Of....
    2. Diga Diga Do
    3. The Jitters
    4. Let It Roll Again
    5. It Only Took A Kiss
    6. She's Always Right (I'm Never Wrong)
    7. Why Me?
    8. Devil's Dance
    9. It s Lonely At The Top
    10. Still In The Mood
    11. Gimme That Wine
    12. 5-10-15 Times
    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
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    To capitalize on their early success, RATM boosted their touring efforts, playing 185 shows through 1992 and 1993, a tour which remains the group's most extensive to date. These included their now legendary performance at the 1993 Lollapalooza festival and a plethora of gigs supporting Suicidal Tendencies across Europe.

    This Deluxe 2LP release features two Rage shows, both the subject of FM radio broadcasts and both released here on vinyl for the first time. The first performance was made on the penultimate date of the above noted tour when the band played at the Universal Amphitheatre on 12th December 1993. The second was recorded at Irvine Meadows on 17th June 1995, while the group were recording their sophomore album Evil Empire, a release that became equally as successful as their debut.

    LP 1
    1. Take The Power Back
    2. Testify
    3. Bombtrack
    4. The House Of Rage
    5. Killing In The Name
    6. Bullet In The Head


    LP 2
    1. Tire Me
    2. Bullet In The Head
    3. Know Your Enemy
    4. Roll Right
    5. Bombtrack
    6. Revolver
    7. Year Of Tha Boomerang
    8. Killing In The Name
    9. Freedom

    Rage Against The Machine
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    The Bearer of Bad News

    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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  • Galactic Empire Galactic Empire Quick View

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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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    Empire Burlesque

    Import

    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) Fantasy Empire (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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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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    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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    Retrograde

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    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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    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 (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: May 25, 2018*


    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.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    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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    Sweet Blood Call

    At the time this album was recorded, the particularly intense blues artist Louisiana Red was a protÉgÉ of the Blue Labor/Labor recording empire, which was actually two guys, Kent Cooper and jazz arranger and composer Heiner Stadler. Cooper's involvement with Red led, as in many cases of blues producers and their clients, to co-authorship on some of the songs recorded. Cooper and Stadler regarded Red as an artist cut from the same cloth as John Lee Hooker or Lightning Hopkins, and of the same quality -- meaning an intense, mood-setter of a bluesman with a sizzling improvisatory style. They were certainly accurate in their appraisal of his talent, and their interest in recording Red led to several classic blues albums. The fine studio sound they got on these solo recordings makes for a superior album, and it was the first Red would record unencumbered by a combo backing him up. Every nuance of his playing is captured, and he is definitely the type of blues player who thrives on solo work. He rarely sticks to a formula bar structure and likes to stretch out his licks as if casting out a line for fish, but he isn't a player who just stays on one chord like Hooker often did. One of Red's original blues, in which he describes how his wife died of cancer, has got to set some kind of a record for misery described in a blues song, meaning it is the saddest of the sad.


    - Eugene Chadbourne (AllMusic.com)

    1. The Whole World
    2. Had A Date With Barbara Last Night
    3. First Degree
    4. Sweetblood Call
    5. I Was Out Walking
    6. Thirty Dirty Women
    7. King Bee
    8. Death Of Ealase
    9. Who Been Fooling You
    10. Going Home
    11. Too Poor To Die
    Louisiana Red
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  • End Of The Party End Of The Party Quick View

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    End Of The Party

    To capitalize on their early success, RATM boosted their touring efforts, playing 185 shows through 1992 and 1993, a tour which remains the group's most extensive to date. These included their now legendary performance at the 1993 Lollapalooza festival and a plethora of gigs supporting Suicidal Tendencies across Europe.

    This Deluxe 2LP release features two Rage shows, both the subject of FM radio broadcasts and both released here on vinyl for the first time. The first performance was made on the penultimate date of the above noted tour when the band played at the Universal Amphitheatre on 12th December 1993. The second was recorded at Irvine Meadows on 17th June 1995, while the group were recording their sophomore album Evil Empire, a release that became equally as successful as their debut.

    LP 1
    1. Take The Power Back
    2. Testify
    3. Bombtrack
    4. The House Of Rage
    5. Killing In The Name
    6. Bullet In The Head


    LP 2
    1. Tire Me
    2. Bullet In The Head
    3. Know Your Enemy
    4. Roll Right
    5. Bombtrack
    6. Revolver
    7. Year Of Tha Boomerang
    8. Killing In The Name
    9. Freedom

    Rage Against The Machine
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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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    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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    Hunger And Thirst

    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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    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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    American Caesar

    American Caesar was originally released in 1993, a couple of years after the all star comeback album Brick By Brick, the double album found Iggy returning to the studio for the follow up with his muscular, tight touring band and they made what is arguably his best solo record since New Values in the 1970s. The dark, loud and subtly atmospheric record was recorded in New Orleans with Producer Malcolm Burn. American Caesar finds Iggy exploring the dark heart of America in songs that range from all out hard rock such as Wild America and Sickness to calmer numbers like Jealousy and Mixin' The Colors. Iggy also puts his stamp on the rock classic Louie Louie and makes it his own with some lyrical updating. He ends the record with the funny and brutal spoken word Caesar in which Iggy plays a U.S. version of the ancient leaders of the Roman Empire. This is most definitely an Iggy Pop record and a hidden gem in his catalog. Includes a previously unavailable insert with an image of Iggy on one side and the lyrics on the other.
    LP1
    1. Character
    2. Wild America
    3. Mixin' The Colors
    4. Jealousy
    5. Hate
    6. It's Our Love
    7. Plastic & Concrete
    8. F___in' Alone
    9. Highway Song
    10. Beside You


    LP2
    1. Sickness
    2. Boogie Boy
    3. Perforation Problems
    4. Social Life
    5. Louie Louie
    6. Caesar

    Iggy Pop
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    Proper

    There's something to be said about cohesiveness in music, most especially in this day and age where the art form of an album that provides the listener with an experience from start to finish is more and more becoming an antiquated concept. Evan Thomas Weiss (aka Into It. Over It.) however, who at 26 years and with his debut full length album Proper, has attained a level of depth in his songwriting not seen by most artists throughout their entire careers.


    Having written, recorded and played with an eclectic pedigree of artists such as Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right B A Start, The Progress, and Stay Ahead of the Weather, IIOI's culmination of experiences with said bands have stylistically fused together for the grand effort that is Weiss debut LP. The album's release will mark a four year commemoration of his 52 Weeks project (where from September 2007 to September 2008 he wrote and recorded one track each week for a year, making them available online before being approached by No Sleep Records who released them as a 2xCD in June of 2009), as well as his Twelve Towns 7 series/collection which featured recordings with artists such as Bob Nanna (Braid/Hey Mercedes), CSTVT, Everyone Everywhere, Pswingset, Empire! Empire!, and Such Gold, recently compiled for release on Topshelf Records. The new album also follows Weiss 2010 split release with friend Andrew KOJI Shiraki, named one of the years best overlooked releases by The Associated Press.


    The lyrical concepts of Proper and it's all around aura stems from autobiographical and literal exemplifications which have taken place over the past year of Weiss' life, most of which occurring in Chicago where he now resides. The album culminates in a heady yet straightforward melodic stew resembling Sunny Day Real Estate, Death Cab For Cutie and Dismemberment Plan to name a few, along with impassioned songwriting executed with the potency and ardor of Chuck Regan and Colin Meloy . While not labeled as a concept album per se, the stories which form the basis of Into It. Over It.'s songs stem from Weiss' own personal experiences, but are still relatable by one theme and one theme only: life.


    Proper was recorded at Blacklodge Studios in Eudora, KS and co-produced by Ed Rose. The album features contributions from Nick Wakim of Stay Ahead of the Weather/CSTVT on drums and Nathan Ellis of The Casket Lottery. Album art was photographed at Weiss' apartment in Chicago by Ryan Russell.

    1. Embracing Facts

    2. Discretion & Depressing People
    3. Fortunate Friends
    4. No Good Before Noon
    5. Write It Right
    6. Midnight: Carrol Street
    7. Connecticut Steps
    8. Staring At The Celing
    9. An Evening With Ramsey Beyer
    10. Where Your Nights Often End
    11. PROPER
    12. The Frames That Used To Greet Me
    Into It. Over It.
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    This Path Tonight

    This Path Tonight is the new studio album and collection of 10 songs from Graham Nash. Produced by Shane Fontayne, this is Nash's first solo record of new music in fourteen years. The title track, "This Path Tonight," is the debut single. Like the album, the song is one of reflection and transition of a singer-songwriter whose career (the Hollies, CSN, CSNY) has spanned more than five decades and counting. Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee, GRAMMY ™ Award winner, and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
    1. This Path Tonight
    2. Myself At Last
    3. Cracks In The City
    4. Beneath The Waves
    5. Fire Down Below
    6. Another Broken Heart
    7. Target
    8. Golden Days
    9. Back Home
    10. Encore
    Graham Nash
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    Promised Land


    140 Gram Clear Vinyl


    Promised Land is the fifth studio album by the American heavy metal band Queensrÿche and their highest charting record to date. It was released by EMI on 18 October 1994, four years after their successful Empire album. The songs on this album are tied together firmly by the theme of success and how to deal with it, and reflections on American society and how that shapes our goals in life. In July 2014, Guitar World ranked Promised Land at number 23 in their Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994 list.

    1.9:28am
    2.I Am I
    3.Damaged
    4.Out Of Mind
    5.Bridge 3:29
    6.Promised Land
    7.Disconnected
    8.Lady Jane
    9.My Global Mind
    10.One More Time
    11.Someone Else?
    Queensryche
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    Stiff

    Three years on from their critically acclaimed "barbeque" record Corsicana Lemonade, White Denim are back with more than just a new album to commemorate. Their sixth record, Stiff - out 25 March 2016 via Downtown/Sony Red - is a return to the Austin quartet's frenetic rock band roots, and is both a jubilant thrill ride and joyous celebration of their past ten years. Heading into the studio with an external producer to oversee a whole album for the first time - and even writing a tune with Cass McCombs ('Thank You') - the band teamed up with the legendary Ethan Johns (Paul McCartney, Laura Marling, The Staves) to produce their first truly live record, one teeming with a cool '70s undertow, tumultuous riffs and a feverish energy that's resulted in arguably some of their biggest and brawniest songs to date.


    With drummer Joshua Block and guitarist Austin Jenkins now pursuing other production ventures, vocalist/guitarist James Petralli and bassist Steve Terebecki spent a long time reassessing exactly what White Denim meant to them. "The big thing for Steve and I was trying to define what made us want to keep going," Petralli explains of the album's early days. "What's our partnership about? What's cool about this? We learnt a lot making D and Corsicana Lemonade. We wanted to take some of those lessons and apply it back to our original mission statement. We were trying to get back to some of the things that made us excited about the band in the first place."


    Opener 'Had 2 Know (Personal)' is the embodiment of that mission statement. Described by Petralli as "a reassertion of our initial intent to make songs that satisfy our urge to play fast", it sets the tone brilliantly for the bulk of Stiff, right from its idiosyncratic, Red Krayola-sampling beginning to its huge, golden era chorus. While it remains distinctively White Denim, there's a reinvigoration permeating through its riffs via new guitarist Jonathan Horne and a beefed-up rhythm section thanks to the work of new drummer Jeffrey Olson. Every single high octane turn - from the tremendously fun 'Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)' to the outrageously shredding 'Holda You (I'm Psycho)' - sounds like a band re-energised and revitalised, resulting in what Petralli describes as a "high heat, high energy, good times record". Having previously sold out Shepherd's Bush Empire and having toured with Tame Impala and Arctic Monkeys, Stiff is full to the brim with songs that sound ready to now lift White Denim to similar heights.


    For the most part, Stiff is an album crammed with adrenaline-fuelled sing-alongs that show off the band's staple technical abilities. But it's also one that sees some new shades that they've developed along the way, too. Citing new wave and the razor-sharp pop punk of Buzzcocks as influences this time round, there's an addictive Elvis Costello circa This Year's Model quality to 'Real Deal Momma', a tune that highlights the band's love for hummable synthesisers and curious, affecting oddities. Then there's the cow bell calm and backing vocals laden brilliance of 'I'm The One (Big Big Fun)', that along with 'Take It Easy (Ever After Lasting Love)' (a song Petralli says "wants to be on a collection of doo wop songs written in 2016") shows a softer and more intricate side to the band while fully emphasising Petralli's vocal excellence.


    Of the artwork - which was created by collagist Eugenia Loli - was inspired and worked from the band's previous album covers and videos as a visual template. Ultimately, it's a fleeting visit to a place the band have been before, with the covers of Workout Holiday and D being collages too. Stiff was even originally stylised 'Stif', which when spelt backwards spells out the title of their second full-length Fits. Then there's 'Mirrored In Reverse', a nod to the Fits track 'Mirrored And Reverse'. "I mean, we're ten!" Petralli says in disbelief while explaining all of the record's throwbacks. "We did think about naming this record Ten and referencing the Pearl Jam cover!"


    Recorded with nothing but equipment that Petralli describes as being "past a certain point in the '70s", he explains that Stiff is an album made "entirely the old way". "It was tracked live to 16-track tape with very little overdubs," he says. "It was very hardcore record making - traditional in every aspect." Recorded with Ethan Johns in Asheville, North Carolina over a twenty-day period, Petralli and the band had an intense but deeply educational time with Johns. "It was really cool. The guy had these stories that were just unbelievable. He started talking about playing with Jimmy Page when he was a kid, and he lived in the studio where The Rolling Stones and The Faces would just hang out. Having Ethan in the room pushing us really made it more of an 'in the moment' and a visual thing. Capturing live performances is what he does really well."


    To make things even more celebratory, there was an extra ten day stint spent with go-to White Denim man Jim Vollentine, who Petralli describes as "my guy, man". He continues: "we've made a lot of records together now. When we left the studio in Asheville with Ethan, we thought we gotta work on this record some more, you know? Though it was really just mixing, which we did with respect to Ethan's arrangements and his recording. I feel like I really haven't made anything like this before."


    Ultimately, Stiff is the sound of a band finding their feet again and having the time of their lives. It's a record that refuses to buckle under the pressures of life, instead offering up a soundtrack to sing, dance, shout and scream along to. As a White Denim album, it's a joyride through the past ten years of the band's idiosyncratic catalogue while simultaneously pushing things further forward into new territories. "It's similar to our first record [Workout Holiday] in that we found the initial energy and just went with that," Petralli says of the initial studio spark that started it all. "We thought, what's the fundamental thing that made us want to get into a van and quit our terrible jobs and start this whole thing in the first place? And it was loud, fast-playing, rock and roll."

    1. Had 2 Know (Personal)
    2. Ha Ha Ha Ha (Yeah)
    3. Holda You (I'm Psycho)
    4. There's a Brain in My Head
    5. Take It Easy (Ever After Lasting Love)
    6. (I'm the One) Big Big Fun
    7. Real Deal Momma
    8. Mirrored in Reverse
    9. Thank You
    White Denim
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    Vempire (Discontinued)

    STUNNING 180 GRAM FLESH TONE VINYL REISSUE OF CRADLE OF FILTHS SECOND RELEASE


    Cradle of Filth's second official release, following The Principle of Evil Made Flesh. Despite the circumstances in which it was written and recorded, it was well received by critics and a handful of its tracks are staples of the band's live sets to this day. V Empire sees a step up in production from the band's debut and introduces the fast, highly technical instrumentation that would be the hallmark of the bands next few releases. The overall delivery is faster, more brutal and symphonic than the more streamlined Principle. It includes a re-recorded version of The Forest Whispers My Name. and includes songs written by both the 'Principle' line up and the new recording line up. This is where the band's lyrics began to manifest more as gothic poetry, fusing the band's brief satanic elements with depictions of macabre romance and vampirism that would encompass their later lyrical themes.

    SIDE A


    1. Ebony Dressed For Sunset (2:50)
    2. The Forest Whispers My Name (4:41)
    3. Queen Of Winter, Throned (10:27)

    (Total side length 17:58)


    SIDE B


    4. Nocturnal Supremacy (5:53)
    5. She Mourns A Lengthening Shadow (3:42)

    6. The Rape And Ruin Of Angels (Hosannas In Extremis) (8:53)

    Cradle Of Filth
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    Hello Cruel World

    On Hello Cruel World, Sole aka Tim Holland returns with the Skyrider Band for his first full length since the split with Anticon, and his third album with the Skyrider Band. While much was made of Sole leaving the Anticon empire he helped create, there's a refreshing, new found confidence and focus not seen since his now-classic albums Selling Live Water and Bottle of Humans.


    For Hello Cruel World, Sole has assembled an army of the most exciting voices in indie culture to be apart of the new record, recruiting everyone from LILBTHEBASEDGOD, Xiu Xiu, Pictureplane, Sage Francis, Ceschi, and more, to create a pretty stunning tapestry that is a new high water mark in Sole's creative output.

    1. Napoleon (feat. Xiu Xiu)

    2. D.I.Y.
    3. Hello Cruel World
    4. Fire
    5. Bad Captain Swag (feat. Lil B & Pictureplane)
    6. We Will Not Be Moved (feat. Ceschi & Noah23)
    7. Possimism
    8. Home Ain't Shit (written by Pedestrian)
    9. Formal Designation 134340
    10. Immortality
    11. Progress Trap (feat. Sage Francis)
    12. Vaya Con El Diablo (feat. Isaiah Toothtaker, Mestizo & Ceschi)
    13. Villon

    Sole And The Skyrider Band
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