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    Endless Summer

    Originally released in 1974, Endless Summer is the Beach Boys' double LP compilation of singles and album tracks of their material from 1963-1966, with all but one cut predating Pet Sounds. Most of the group's best-loved singles are represented and the album soared to number one and spent three years on the charts. Endless Summer helped re-invigorate the Beach Boys career and it introduced the band to a whole new generation.
    1. Surfin' Safari
    2. Surfer Girl
    3. Catch A Wave
    4. The Warmth of the Sun
    5. Surfin' USA
    6. Be True To Your School
    7. Little Deuce Coupe
    8. In My Room
    9. Shut Down
    10. Fun, Fun, Fun
    11. I Get Around
    12. Girls On the Beach
    13. Wendy
    14. Let Him Run Wild
    15. Don't Worry Baby
    16. California Girls
    17.Girl Don't Tell Me
    18. Help Me, Ronda
    19. You're So Good To Me
    20. All Summer Long
    The Beach Boys
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Pet Sounds (Mono) (200 Gram 45 RPM) Pet Sounds (Mono) (200 Gram 45 RPM) Quick View

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    Pet Sounds (Mono) (200 Gram 45 RPM)


    Ranked 2/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!


    Mono


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom


    200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearant Audio


    Stereo Mix Produced By Mark Linett Under The Supervision Of Brian Wilson


    The ultimate pressing of The Beach Boys' iconic album from Analogue Productions!
    Pet Sounds, the 11th studio album by The Beach Boys, is acclaimed by critics
    and musicians alike as one of the most influential works in the history of popular
    music. Brian Wilson wrote and composed almost all of the songs - mono
    mixes created under Wilson's supervision were how the surf rockin' California
    crew rose to fame, and now Analogue Productions brings them to you with THE
    definitive Pet Sounds reissue on 200-gram vinyl at 45 RPM pressed at Quality
    Record Pressings. You get to choose - either the mono or stereo album version,
    or both!


    The reception for our previously-issued 33 1/3 version drew praise from reviewer
    Michael Fremer of AnalogPlanet.com who wrote: "The instrumental separation
    and front-to-back layering is nothing short of astonishing compared to the pleasing
    mush offered up by other editions." Acclaimed mastering engineer Kevin
    Gray has been able to extract details heretofore uncaptured from the tape with
    Brian Wilson's original mono mix "and present it in a way that is pleasing and
    natural to the ear," wrote Lee Dempsey, for Endless Summer Quarterly.


    Our stereo version was mixed from an assembled digital multi-track master that
    synced the original 4-track master instrumental with the 4 or 8-track vocal overdub
    master. The stereo mix was mixed to 15 ips 1/4" analog tape with SR noise reduction.


    Even better, the 45 RPM versions of this historical musical masterpiece makes your
    cartridge a near-perfect tracker by way of reduction of inner-groove distortion, a
    clear sonic advantage. You get two 200-gram LPs in a beautiful tip-on gatefold
    jacket from Stoughton Printing.


    Pet Sounds is famous for its use of multiple layers of unorthodox instrumentation as
    well as other cutting edge audio techniques for its time. Conventional keyboards
    and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle
    bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments,
    Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. This classic has some of the
    group's most stunning melodies - "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," "Caroline
    No," and "Sloop John B" (the last of which wasn't originally intended to go on
    the album) are the well-known hits, but equally worthy are "You Still Believe in Me,"
    "Don't Talk," "I Know There's an Answer," and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times."


    VH-1 named Pet Sounds as the No. 3 album in the Top 100 Albums in Rock 'n'
    Roll History, as judged in a poll of musicians, executives and journalists. It's been
    ranked No. 1 in several music magazines' lists of the greatest albums of all time,
    including NME, The Times and Mojo Magazine. It was ranked No. 2 in Rolling
    Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
    2. You Still Believe Me
    3. That's Not Me
    4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
    5. I'm Waiting For The Day
    6. Let's Go Away For Awhile
    7. Sloop John B


    LP 2
    1. God Only Knows
    2. I Know There's An Answer
    3. Here Today
    4. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
    5. Pet Sounds
    6. Caroline No

    Beach Boys
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM Mono - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Pet Sounds (Stereo) (200 Gram 45 RPM)


    Ranked 2/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!


    Stereo


    Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom


    200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearant Audio


    Stereo Mix Produced By Mark Linett Under The Supervision Of Brian Wilson


    The ultimate pressing of The Beach Boys' iconic album from Analogue Productions!
    Pet Sounds, the 11th studio album by The Beach Boys, is acclaimed by critics
    and musicians alike as one of the most influential works in the history of popular
    music. Brian Wilson wrote and composed almost all of the songs - mono
    mixes created under Wilson's supervision were how the surf rockin' California
    crew rose to fame, and now Analogue Productions brings them to you with THE
    definitive Pet Sounds reissue on 200-gram vinyl at 45 RPM pressed at Quality
    Record Pressings. You get to choose - either the mono or stereo album version,
    or both!


    The reception for our previously-issued 33 1/3 version drew praise from reviewer
    Michael Fremer of AnalogPlanet.com who wrote: "The instrumental separation
    and front-to-back layering is nothing short of astonishing compared to the pleasing
    mush offered up by other editions." Acclaimed mastering engineer Kevin
    Gray has been able to extract details heretofore uncaptured from the tape with
    Brian Wilson's original mono mix "and present it in a way that is pleasing and
    natural to the ear," wrote Lee Dempsey, for Endless Summer Quarterly.


    Our stereo version was mixed from an assembled digital multi-track master that
    synced the original 4-track master instrumental with the 4 or 8-track vocal overdub
    master. The stereo mix was mixed to 15 ips 1/4" analog tape with SR noise reduction.


    Even better, the 45 RPM versions of this historical musical masterpiece makes your
    cartridge a near-perfect tracker by way of reduction of inner-groove distortion, a
    clear sonic advantage. You get two 200-gram LPs in a beautiful tip-on gatefold
    jacket from Stoughton Printing.


    Pet Sounds is famous for its use of multiple layers of unorthodox instrumentation as
    well as other cutting edge audio techniques for its time. Conventional keyboards
    and guitars were combined with exotic touches of orchestrated strings, bicycle
    bells, buzzing organs, harpsichords, flutes, Theremin, Hawaiian-sounding string instruments,
    Coca-Cola cans, barking dogs, and more. This classic has some of the
    group's most stunning melodies - "Wouldn't It Be Nice," "God Only Knows," "Caroline
    No," and "Sloop John B" (the last of which wasn't originally intended to go on
    the album) are the well-known hits, but equally worthy are "You Still Believe in Me,"
    "Don't Talk," "I Know There's an Answer," and "I Just Wasn't Made for These Times."


    VH-1 named Pet Sounds as the No. 3 album in the Top 100 Albums in Rock 'n'
    Roll History, as judged in a poll of musicians, executives and journalists. It's been
    ranked No. 1 in several music magazines' lists of the greatest albums of all time,
    including NME, The Times and Mojo Magazine. It was ranked No. 2 in Rolling
    Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Wouldn't It Be Nice
    2. You Still Believe Me
    3. That's Not Me
    4. Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
    5. I'm Waiting For The Day
    6. Let's Go Away For Awhile
    7. Sloop John B


    LP 2
    1. God Only Knows
    2. I Know There's An Answer
    3. Here Today
    4. I Just Wasn't Made For These Times
    5. Pet Sounds
    6. Caroline No

    Beach Boys
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Summer House

    Summer House is the debut album from Gold Motel, the new project from Greta Morgan (The Hush Sound) and members of This is Me Smiling. The ten tracks herewithin are snapshots of dreaming, transient youth in constant motion, driving down desert highways, watching fireworks from the boardwalk, wandering the city in an endless summer but in the end always searching for the safety of home, friends and love. Beneath tight pop hooks and warm melodies, Gold Motels songs are infused with joyous exuberance as well as sweet melancholy.
    1. We're On The Run
    2. Perfect (In My Mind)
    3. Safe In L.A.
    4. Stealing the Moonlight
    5. Fireworks After Midnight
    6. Don't Send the Searchlights
    7. Make Me Stay
    8. The Cruel One
    9. Who Will I Be Tonight?
    10. Summer House
    Gold Motel
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    Endless (Awaiting Repress)

    Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce the signing of the Chicago, IL four-piece psychedelic rock/doom metal band MOUNT SALEM featuring the talents of Emily Kopplin [vocals & organ] - Cody Davidson [drums] - Mark Hewett [bass] - and Kyle Morrison [guitars]. Metal Blade is preparing to release the band's sold out EP Endless in 2014, which will include two brand-new tracks making the release a full-length.


    "As soon as Will Palmer from our UK office brought Mount Salem to our attention I knew we had to have the band as a part of our family. Their sound is haunting, melodic yet heavy, and makes the listener nod their head as they take in all the grooves the band lays out in their vintage style of rock and doom metal. I'm really looking forward to getting the full-length version of Endless out to the masses as the new tracks I heard were catchy as hell and flow perfectly with the rest of the album." Kelli Malella (A&R) Metal Blade Records.


    "Coming up listening to Metal Blade bands that have influenced mine and countless others' musical taste, it never crossed my mind that I might be a part of such an influence. We are very excited to meet new people, play with some new bands, see new places, and have a good time! We are honored to be a part of Metal Blade, a label that has such a great timeline of music history. We are looking forward to contributing to that history as well. See you out there!" Mark Hewett/ bassist of Mount Salem.


    MOUNT SALEM started writing music together in the summer of 2012 and released their first EP, Endless, in the spring of 2013. The band puts a strong emphasis on tone and feeling in both their songs and live performances alike. Most of the band switched from their normal instruments and picked up new ones for this band and the result was much more natural than they had hoped for.


    Taking influence from the classics like Black Sabbath and Pentagram, they play loud, heavy rock and roll using all vintage gear. Throwing their own twist of dark and mysterious doom into the music, they invite the listener to step into their sinister realm. The imagery in the lyrics will take you on a ride in which you won't know whether to be scared or grab a sword and join the battle. "Endless feels like it's trapped in the nightmarish head-space of a psychic medium on a bad trip" - Mister Growl of MisterGrowl.com


    Mount Salem has toured the Midwest, South, and East coasts. Sharing the stage with bands such as Windhand, Weedeater, Bongripper, LO-Pan, Mothership, and Howl, Mount Salem has fit on a wide variety of heavy shows and brings a live act to counter their music. "This is music that creates images, demands attention, and engages all senses." - Mister Growl of MisterGrowl.com

    1. Good Times
    2. The Tower
    3. Lucid
    4. Full Moon
    5. Mescaline
    6. Mescaline II
    7. Hysteria
    8. The End
    Mount Salem
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    Keepin' The Summer Alive

    Originally released in 1980, this LP includes the gem "Endless Harmony". Now available on 180 gram vinyl.
    1. Keepin' the Summer Alive
    2. Oh Darlin'
    3. Some of Your Love
    4. Livin' with a Heartache
    5. School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes the Bell)
    6. Goin' On
    7. Sunshine
    8. When Girls Get Together
    9. Santa Ana Winds
    10. Endless Harmony
    The Beach Boys
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    MTV Unplugged - Summer Solstice

    In the land of the midnight sun, the clocks tick slightly different than they do elsewhere. This is especially true during the summer solstice, when the sun hardly sets at all, bathing the small Norwegian island of Giske - where a-ha played their first ever two acoustic concerts - in an eerie twilight.


    Giske is a tiny island in close proximity to the city of Ålesund on the shore of the North Atlantic Ocean - a popular city much frequented by day trippers arriving on huge cruise ships during Norway's short yet intense summer season. But a-ha's audience didn't get to Giske on such boats. Coming from destinations all over the world, for them getting to Giske meant embarking on a plane to Oslo and from there to Ålesund. And from there you finally have to drive through a series of seemingly endless and frighteningly deep undersea tunnels to reach Giske, an island so beautiful and, well, remote, that one immediately wonders why a-ha handpicked this specific location to play their long awaited first MTV Unplugged shows on the night of the 2017 summer solstice, right where the world seems to end.


    Pål Waaktaar-Savoy: "Choosing Giske is like most of the things we do: It's been 50% chance and 50% planned. We were discussing many different places to play these special shows - among them Manaus in the Amazon jungle, Berlin, London and New York. At the end of the day it was the Ocean Sound Recordings studio in Giske that made the difference. We knew that we could rehearse undisturbed in an extremely good sounding facility."


    a-ha booked the Ocean Sound Recordings studio, which looks out onto the ocean, to revisit their own back catalogue for two weeks together with producer Lars Horntveth, who had already been working on the acoustic arrangements for more than half a year. The nearby Øygardshallen (Giske Harbour Hall) turned out to be the perfect venue to stage their two first ever acoustic shows: They simply had to lay cables from A to B and then were able to use the studio at Ocean Sound Recordings to capture the shows perfectly. a-ha performed in front of an audience of just 250 people - the Øygardshallen's glass front allowed the audience to gaze out into the pale night and onto a number of LED video steles that had been set up behind the band, serving as a minimalist backdrop to the concert. Suffice to say, the concerts were sold-out within minutes, as a-ha were to play "concerts so close to our audience like never before". As Magne Furuholmen puts it: "These were by far the most intimate concerts we've ever given."


    Yet the beauty of the North Atlantic Ocean, the light of the midnight sun and the exclusivity of the concerts are only one half of the story. The other half is that the idea of a-ha playing their vast catalogue of world hits stripped down to their very essence is indeed a promising endeavor.


    Pål: "We've talked about this idea for so many years. And in many of our concerts we've also played some acoustic songs. But if you consider that we don't use much technology at all when we write the songs, the idea an entirely acoustic show makes total sense. Playing all these songs now in their acoustic versions is like returning to their origins."


    Magne expands the thought in a more universal direction: "Most of our songs draw inspiration from a childhood directly exposed to Norwegian culture, even the folk music tradition, perhaps more so than we thought. We were constantly faced with questions from journalists implying how our 'Norwgian-ness' was a unique part of our sound, even though we lived and worked in London.


    As a creative person it is almost easier to tap into this nordic mindest from a distance. History is full of good examples of how iconic Norwegians in the past did their best work away from home; The writer Henrik Ibsen wrote on universal topics with a strong Norwegian tone while living in Italy, Edvard Munch's melancholic force defined expressionism while living in Berlin - yet he simply couldn't be from anywhere but this country. And of course there is Edvard Grieg, who took a lot of inspiration directly from folk music. His music always felt particularly resonant in our ears growing up. With such strong figures and influences defining what it is to be a Norwegian, it becomes part of what you are. Our darker, melancholic streak definitely harks back to these early influences. We feel connected to all that, which is why we thought returning home for this project was a very natural step.


    Morten Harket stresses the fact how crucial it was to have arranger/producer Lars Horntveth on board as a catalyst and fearlessly driving force behind the scenes: "He confronted our music by presenting completely new arrangements, also taking out 'untouchable' parts, which easily came across as being disrespectful. I say this as a compliment, by the way... And of course we hated it! But we also needed it! This was exactly what we had asked of him. We needed someone who would boldly question everything that we stood for as a band - someone who could stand up to us. Of course it led to shouting matches. It's part of the creative process. Lars deserves the credit for bringing the band closer together than we have been for a very long time."


    For the MTV Unplugged shows, a-ha played 17 songs in completely new arrangements as well as two new songs and two cover versions on vintage acoustic instruments, accompanied by a backing band featuring Karl Oluf Wennerberg on drums, Even Ormestad on acoustic bass, Morten Qvenild on piano and various acoustic keyboards, Lars Horntveth on multiple instruments and Madeleine Ossum on violin and vocals, Tove Margrethe Erikstad on cello and Emilie Heldal Lidsheim on viola and backing vocals. Furthermore, a total of four guest stars served as duet partners for Morten Harket. Most notably, Echo & The Bunnymen's Ian McCulloch had been invited by Magne Furuholmen to sing "Scoundrel Days" and Ian's very own "The Killing Moon" on the first of the two shows. On the second night, a-ha were joined by Alison Moyet of Yazoo fame to duet with Morten on "Summer Moved On". Highasakite's Ingrid Helene Håvik guested on "The Sun Always Shines on TV" on both nights, while, last but not least, American singer Lissie did the same on "I've Been Losing You".


    "In the cacophonic world of popular music, with its high-impact effects and productions, the music is often somewhat lost as it ends up being premeditated." Morten Harket addresses the subject of subtlety: "The world of pop is a world where everything always has to be more than anything else."


    Attending the concerts and the last full day of the rehearsals, you could tell that the whole group and especially Morten did indeed try to reveal the soul of each and every song performed. During the last run-through on the day before the first night the band took things extremely seriously. Songs were started, stopped and deconstructed. Discussions between Morten and the group as well as with the recording engineers dealt with the tiniest details of sound, cohesiveness and attitude. As a result, the two shows benefited profoundly, both in terms of microstructure (the new arrangements reveal so much of the songs' essences), as well as in that the overall dramaturgic arc of the concerts, which steadily built towards a climax that would astound even the most dedicated follower of the group. During the encore, a-ha would play - "as usual" - their first and biggest hit to date, "Take On Me". But an unexpected chord change in the chorus and the skeletal arrangement not only allowed a new perspective on the song's lyrics, it also left the audience with tears in their eyes.


    Magne: "When you rearrange songs for an acoustic rendition it is also an opportunity to do more than to just simplify them. I especially like what happened when we took a fresh look at Take on me, which went from being an uptempo syntheziser-driven popsong to a much more melancholic, yearning ballad in this slowed down arrangement, it shows with much more clarity how the song at its core is not some standalone upbeat track, but belongs squarely inside our catalogue alongside more thoughtful, darker songs like scoundrel days etc.


    There are only a few bands in the world who can look back on similarly close ties with the music channel MTV as a-ha. Alongside the likes of Duran Duran and Yello, in 1985 a-ha were worldwide pioneers who immediately understood the power of the music video as both a narrative and commercial tool. Steve Barron's classic "Take On Me" clip is still a milestone of music video and in 2003 was voted by the MTV audience as one of the top ten best videos ever made. There have long been efforts by a-ha and MTV to organize an Unplugged concert.


    The fact that the two MTV Unplugged concerts in June 2017 actually took place on Giske also left a deep impression on a-ha themselves. Like every other band that has been successful on a worldwide scale for over three decades, a-ha have had their share of problems, split-ups and re-unifications. A thoughtful Magne reflects: "After such a long time, a-ha have now become a band that simply continues from project to project. This turned out to be a very healthy approach for the three of us, because going acoustic also had the taste of a new project."


    Pål: "When we recorded our last few albums, we were sometimes working pretty isolated from each other. We should do this again - sitting and recording in the same room together for a couple of weeks or months and see what comes out as a result. We may argue about a lot of things, but we are also a band that has very close ties."


    After the closing applause that seemed would never end, the band left the stage and walked out of Øygardshallen into the living daylights. Having performed two triumphant concerts together, the three band mates climbed into three separate vehicles and headed off into the sunlit night. But everybody in the audience had a feeling that a-ha had now just opened a brand new chapter in their unparalleled career. To quote a line from one of the highlights of these unplugged shows: "Cause I've been told / Stay on these roads / We shall meet, I know."


    -Max Dax

    LP 1
    1. This Is Our Home (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    2. Lifelines (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    3. I've Been Losing You (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    4. Analogue (All I Want) (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    5. The Sun Always Shines on TV (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    6. A Break in the Clouds (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    7. Foot of the Mountain (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)


    LP 2
    1. Stay on These Roads (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    2. This Alone Is Love (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    3. Over the Treetops (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    4. Forever Not Yours (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    5. Sox of the Fox (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    6. Scoundrel Days (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    7. The Killing Moon (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)


    LP 3
    1. Summer Moved on (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    2. Memorial Beach (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    3. Living a Boy's Adventure Tale (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    4. Manhattan Skyline (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    5. The Living Daylights (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017 / LP Edit)
    6. Hunting High and Low (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)
    7. Ake on Me (Live from MTV Unplugged, Giske / 2017)

    A-ha
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    409

    Purple play pop music. Messy, dirty, raucous, grit-spitting, tequila-glugging pop music. They do not apologise for this. They have a big streak of it running skunk-like up their backs and through urgent tunes full of indie-punk snarl and piss and vinegar, but driven by grooves deep enough to rival any hop-hop classics. They are wrestling pop away from the world of vocoders, slick dance routines and coquettish airheads and bringing back to where it belongs: to the beach, to the house party, dancing on the table in that bar you need a fake ID to get into. They like to bare flesh and play until they bleed. Good things followed: a huge local following, two managers and endless touring.


    '(409)' is the name of the area code for their East Texas neighbour and the name of Purple's debut album produced by Chris 'Frenchie' Smith (...Trail Of Dead, Jet ). Recorded in El Paso, '(409)' is an album that's borne out of endless jams and no shortage of live shows where Purple offer a combination of the explosive and the celebratory. Instruments are abused and crowds are surfed; their shows are somewhere between the wild, fleshy abandonment of early White Stripes. "We're positive people," shrugs Busby. "We're always looking for the party somewhere. Or maybe we are the party."


    Pop is there in the 60s garage-influenced brilliance of 'Beach Buddy', a song propelled by a dual girl/boy vocal and the same endless summer joie de vivre of Ramones, Black Lips and Weezer . The chorus is an earworm that burrows deep. It's there too in 'Wallflower', a joyously uplifting song that flips the usual script and sees a girl ardently - some might say aggressively - pursuing an admirer through the upended bottles, overflowing ashtrays and tangled limbs of a party: "I'm a girl - you're supposed to be chasing me!" With definite shades of Bikini Kill and No Doubt it's the best femme-punk song we've heard in an aeon. 'Head On The Floor' meanwhile is a proto-grunge song that swings like early Hole and has a whole of soul.


    '(409)' is certainly an album with sand in its shoes and a rocket up its ass. It transports you to a better place. Listening to Purple quickens your pulse. Gives you the sweats. Has you reaching for a cold one. And then another. And then ten more. They make you feel alive. They are good for you.

    1. Wallflower
    2. Double Nickels
    3. Leche Loco
    4. Beach Buddy
    5. Thirteen
    6. Target
    7. Head On The Floor
    8. Liquor
    9. New Born
    10. DMT
    Purple
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    Thru Me Again

    Thru Me Again is the 2nd release from Chilean trio La Hell Gang
    and their rst with Mexican Summer. Hailing from Santiago, which
    plays host to an ever growing psychedelic scene (Holydrug
    Couple, Follakzoid, La Banda, etc), the band create a remote and
    wild brand of rock 'n' roll. The eight tracks across Thru Me Again
    weave seamlessly, channeling heat, light and endless desert
    dunes.  Despite the heavy context, there's a real clarity in the
    production, making the blistering guitar solos and mirage-like
    vocals all the more potent. Tracks like Inside My Fall and Last
    Hit recall bands like The Black Angels and BRMC, but some of
    the more lucid moments (Sweet Dear, So High) feel like a
    grittier Brightblack Morning Light.  The soundtrack for your heat
    swept summer.  
    1. Inside My Fall
    2. Her Way Has Come
    3. Sweet Dear
    4. The Beginning Remains the End
    5. Everywhere I Go
    6. Last Hit
    7. What You Want You Got It
    8. So High
    La Hell Gang
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    Morning Tide (Discontinued)

    Birthed under the warm rays of Los Angeles, The Little Ones upbeat offering, Morning Tide features Edward Reyes on vocals and guitar; Brian Reyes on bass; Ian Moreno on guitar; Lee LaDouceur on keyboards; and David Esau on drums. Together they play giddy guitar pop music infused with lashings of wit and effervescence. Morning Tide is a fine collection of songs that take the word æpopÆ in æpop musicÆ literally, bursting with effervescence and joy.


    ôThe Little Ones play a perky brand of blue-skies indie pop that sounds like a retrofitted blast from CaliforniaÆs endless-summer past.ö - Spin


    ôCheery indie-pop with enough tambourine-shake to make Stevie Nicks jealous.ö - Rolling Stone


    ôTop bands to watch in 2008ö - Alternative Press


    ôIf there ever was a textbook on writing foot-tapping, hand-clapping pop songs, these guys should write the introduction.ö - National Public Radio

    1. Morning Tide
    2. Ordinary Song
    3. Boracay
    4. All Your Modern Boxes
    5. Tangerine Visions
    6. GregoryÆs Chant
    7. EverybodyÆs Up To Something
    8. Waltz
    9. Rise & Shine
    10. Like A Spoke On A Wheel
    11. Farm Song
    Little Ones
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    Dub Egg

    Following up on last year's acclaimed limited-edition LP for Mexican Summer, the Austin-based quartet The Young (guitarist/vocalist Hans Zimmerman, bassist Jason Costanszo, guitarist Kyle Edwards and drummer Ryan Maloney) make their proper debut with a crafted, explosive record best summed up as "classic Matador meets classic rock."


    After a year sharing the stage with Sic Alps, Kurt Vile, Pierced Arrows, Endless Boogie and other masters of modern rock guitar, their meticulous interplay has become both uncanny and unstoppable. Dub Egg is a shimmering, incandescent approach to classic forms that nobody could have imagined from these guys a couple years ago. The album carries echos of Crazy Horse, Television, Quicksilver Messenger Service, the Dream Syndicate as well as the aforementioned.


    Recorded in a woodland cabin, all-analog and self-produced, this exceptionally beautiful sounding rock album, to be released on Matador Records, is the sort of expansive, guitar masterclass (never at the expense of terrific songs, mind you) they've only hinted at previously.

    1. Livin' Free
    2. Don't Hustle For Love
    3. Dance With The Ramblers
    4. Poisoned Hell
    5. Only Way Out
    6. Plunging Rollers
    7. White Cloud
    8. NUMB
    9. The Mirage
    10. Talking To Rose
    The Young
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    One Kiss Ends It All

    In their decade-plus existence, Saturday Looks Good To Me has never taken a typical path: endless line-up changes, shifts in sound from lo-fi 60's pop to experimental noise rock, a twisting discography heavy on one-off singles and bizarre package tours with afrobeat and freakfolk bands.


    In 2012, bandleader and songwriter Fred Thomas returned with a fresh new line-up, including new vocalists Carol Catherine and Amber Fellows, but also with old friends from previous SLGTM incarnations like bassist Scott DeRoche and drummer Ryan Howard showing up for the fun.


    The band's fifth proper album, One Kiss Ends It All, came together following the group's first tour after getting back in action, however the four years since their last full-length weren't spent cultivating this new batch of songs.


    Instead, a spontaneous and breezy vibe flows through the album's 12 selections, drawing on the reference points of 60's pop and early indie rock, all filtered through the band's skewed pop lens.


    Thomas' songs are always bittersweet, but short, uptempo rockers like Invisible Friend and Break In recall the open-hearted running melodicism of New Zealand kiwi-pop while more groove-oriented numbers like Polar Bear or Sunglasses meld electronic elements with the same sharp-edged attitude of the first Strokes album.


    Even former SLGTM lead vocalist Betty Barnes (who now lives in Sweden) sings lead on two tracks: the doo-wop piano lament of Negative Space and the spare indie rock road trip The Ever-present New Times Condition.


    Saturday Looks Good To Me's albums in the early 2000's (All Your Summer Songs, Every Night) predicted the reverb-saturated production and girl-group revisitations that indie rock would embrace several years down the road.


    One Kiss Ends It All expands on those early lo-fi marvels and feels more like a revelation than a continuance.


    With more sophisticated arrangements and melodies more direct and engaging than anything the band has ever done, the album feels like re-telling the details of a dream minutes after waking. Something new colliding with something that shouldn't make sense in a beautifully strange collage. And always more details hidden in the corners.

    1. One Kiss
    2. Invisible Friend
    3. Empty Beach
    4. Negative Space
    5. New City
    6. The Everpresent New Times Condition
    7. Break In
    8. Polar Bear
    9. Are You Kissing Anyone?
    10. Johnny
    11. Sunglasses
    12. Space Children
    Saturday Looks Good To Me
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    The Mountain



    Dierks Bentley will release his highly anticipated ninth studio album, THE MOUNTAIN via Capitol Records Nashville. Reaching a new creative high, Bentley co-wrote 10 of the 13 new tracks that are unified by themes of presence and positivity, and range in style from textured rock to acoustic folk, feeling both rooted and expansive at the same time.


    THE MOUNTAIN's story begins in the Rocky Mountain resort town of Telluride, Colorado, which every summer plays host to a celebrated bluegrass festival. Owing to his well-documented love of the genre, Bentley has attended the festival multiple times over the years, always making a point to slow down and tune back into the world around him. But after performing on the festival's main stage in 2017, the idyllic surroundings became more than a much-needed getaway.


    "I found myself there, constantly reaching for my guitar," Bentley said. "It was like a gravitational pull. That town and those people just make you want to be creative, I couldn't describe it. I was like 'How do I tell everyone in Nashville this is what I want to write about?' I realized I couldn't bring it back, so I had to take everyone out there."


    Returning that August with six of his most trusted songwriting collaborators, Bentley and his fellow 'Telluwriters' all bunked up in a small house, explored the area and dug deep into the peaceful, reflective vibes he was feeling. They had five days to work with and were hoping to write eight songs but ended up with nearly twice that number, forming the core of the record. Bentley returned to Telluride with his production team Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart and Arturo Buenahora Jr to a tucked-away hideout called Studio in the Clouds last November to record. Perched high on a mesa, its tracking room overlooking the endless Rocky Mountain landscape, THE MOUNTAIN rose up in earnest.


    "For me it's the best of both worlds, and it feels like something new. It's powerful but also happy, with acoustic sensibility mixed in with the big sounds I like to have for the road," Bentley added. "They are the songs I'd play for somebody to say, 'This is who I am right now.'"

    1. Burning Man (feat. Brothers Osborne)
    2. The Mountain
    3. Living
    4. Woman, Amen
    5. You Can't Bring Me Down
    6. Nothing On But The Stars
    7. Goodbye In Telluride
    8. My Religion
    9. One Way
    10. Son Of The Sun
    11. Stranger To Myself
    12. Travelin' Light (feat. Brandi Carlile)
    13. How I'm Going Out
    Dierks Bentley
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    Get Back

    It's doubtful that Stephen McBean set out to make The Great Rock 'N' Roll Primer when he started conjuring the
    songs that would come to be Pink Mountaintops' Get Back.


    The record's beginnings were reasonably straightforward: McBean had moved to Los Angeles, taken a long hiatus
    from Black Mountain and an even longer one from Pink Mountaintops when he met producer Joe Cardamone, lead
    singer of Icarus Line at Valley Recording Company in Burbank,CA.The two bonded quickly over Flying Nun bands,
    Television Personalities, Roxy Music, Johnny Thunders, and Born Against. Joe was excited to meet someone he
    actually liked. Stephen was excited to work with someone who said Sing it like you would've sung it when you were
    21. Simple enough,right?


    But ask him to set the scene and you'll hear about a motorcycle shop owned by Michael Barragan, former member
    of Los Angeles noise rock band Plexi. You'll hear about an endless supply of rock 'n' roll video documentation for
    last minute inspiration or de-evolution in the living room.Ask who's on the record and you'll get a constellation of
    greats:J Mascis(DinosaurJr &Witch),Rob Barbato (Darker My Love,The Fall & Cass McCombs), Steve Kille (Dead
    Meadow), Daniel Allaire (Brian Jonestown Massacre, Cass McCombs & Darker My Love), Annie Hardy (Giant
    Drag), Jon Wahl(Clawhammer), and Gregg Foreman (Cat Power & Delta 72).Randal Dunn (Sunn O))),Earth, Sun
    City Girls, Boris) mixed Get Back at Avast! Studios (Bikini Kill, Mudhoney, Christ On A Crutch, Soundgarden) in
    Seattle. Howie Weinburg (Nirvana, Beastie Boys, Danzig, Ramones, Slayer) mastered it in Laurel Canyon.


    Ask about the record itself and McBean will tell you about Alleys, curbs, walls, and cigarette stained gig flyers.An
    island on the Pacific coast. Fake British towns. Slayer posters.The beauty of youth.It's about listening to Driver's Seat
    and 'Guns of Brixton' and hotboxing The Duster. And suddenly it becomes clear: when the aliens do touch down
    and they don't know rock 'n'roll, you can play them Get Back start to finish, and that'll be all they need.


    Get Back comes out swinging with Ambulance City, a head-trip of a song with a chugging, insistent, oddly timeless
    guitar riff sitting front and center.The Second Summer of Love needs almost no explanation; it dives into 80s VHS
    saturation and never comes up for air. Sell Your Soul is a deep sigh and a motorcycle ride, a roll in the grass
    lamenting summertime blues with a little grit and a little harmony. And North Hollywood Microwaves is
    downright obscene. But what better way to start Side B than this? You can listen at hushed volumes so your parents
    don't hear, you can crank it in a dorm room, you can smirk to yourself from the safety of rock 'n'roll's old age.You
    start to wonder- why don't all Side Bs start with a song like this one


    The number of platitudes in music hit critical mass years ago, and among those tropes is that annoying, inescapable
    mantra:rock 'n'roll is undefinable.And yeah,sure, that's true. It's different things to different people. It starts with
    guitars, maybe, and ends with a stage-dive, or spit, or feedback. Rock 'n'roll is drugs, is rebellion, is youth, is sex, is
    cosmic. It's wanting more than you have.Rock 'n'roll is butts and cigarette butts.And Pink Mountaintops might not
    be the best-known band ever to make rock 'n' roll, but in Get Back they just might have written its scripture -- an
    exploration and celebration of what, exactly,rock 'n'roll can be.

    1. Ambulance City
    2. The Second Summer of Love
    3. Through All The Worry
    4. Wheels
    5. Sell Your Soul
    6. North Hollywood Microwaves
    7. Sixteen
    8. New Teenage Mutilation
    9. Shakedown
    10. The Last Dance
    Pink Mountaintops
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    Legion: XX

    Pressed On Green Smoke-Colored Vinyl


    RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, BURN THE PRIEST, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler's brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to LAMB OF GOD - and the rest is global metal history.


    Guitarist Mark Morton says, "To truly understand the essence of the band BURN THE PRIEST, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY 'zines turned us onto new bands and regional scenes, and 'copy and paste' still implied a print shop and a glue stick."


    BURN THE PRIEST's self-titled debut album, released via Philadelphia-based Legion Records, documented what was, in essence, a primal punk band performing metal. Ultimately, as they grew in local popularity, the five-piece chose to stray away from their name to avoid being associated with satanic metal, choosing the name LAMB OF GOD.


    Morton continues, "As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band."


    As they enter their 20th year since releasing their first self-titled album as BURN THE PRIEST, the band will release a full-length covers album that reflects on the greatness of classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise - rock subgenres that contributed to what LAMB OF GOD - and indeed, the world - now view as modern heavy metal.


    As BURN THE PRIEST, the band presents Legion: XX - featuring tracks originally performed by CRO-MAGS, AGNOSTIC FRONT, QUICKSAND, MINISTRY, BAD BRAINS, MELVINS, S.O.D., THE ACCUSED, BIG BLACK and Richmond punk band SLIANG LAOS. The tracks are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept the band vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their formative years. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.


    "Our inauspicious beginnings somehow grew into something none of us had ever even imagined possible, let alone aspired to, however, this is the story of BURN THE PRIEST," adds Morton. "The songs we chose to cover on this album reflect that story. They are touchstones from that point in time. The inspiration we gleaned from these bands and these songs carries through our work and our creative pursuits, even to this day. Many thanks to these bands for lighting our fire and endless gratitude to our fans around the world for keeping it lit."


    "I've been an ACCUSED fan since I was 14 when they were on the »Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 3« compilation with C.O.C. and all these amazing crossover bands," says frontman Randy Blythe. "Their singer Blaine Cook was a huge influence on me, vocally."


    Drummer Chris Adler recalls, "'Inherit The Earth' hit me in the face soon after I managed to get my grubby mitts on the album sometime around '88. I got the ACCUSED record at a "Yellow Banana" record store on Route 1 south of DC while in route back from my "counselor" to my home in Woodbridge, Virginia. I got home and grabbed my board and I rocked it on my Discman. At about 2:12 into the tune the clouds parted above me and on a loudspeaker, God bellowed down to me, 'RECEIVE YOUR PURPOSE.' That was the moment I knew that if I tried hard enough, I could convey myself and how I felt - with music. It will never be "ours," and we know that about all the tunes we've covered, but hopefully one of them hit you in the face as I had been, and God will part the clouds for you, too."


    Blythe adds, "I have a radio show on Gimmie Radio, and [the station] is all metal shows except for mine. I do the punk rock show because I want to show the direct correlation between my band, and the punk scene going back to THE MC5 and THE STOOGES. There is a direct link - look at old pictures of METALLICA, SLAYER and ANTHRAX, and they're wearing MISFITS, D.R.I., and C.O.C. t-shirts. They fused the technicality of metal with the intensity of punk rock. Before them, metal was like in slow motion. Speed metal bands were listening to DISCHARGE. I beat that drum all the time when I talk to kids."


    Legion: XX is a sonic tribute to metal's dark, dirty secret - the punk inspiration of all future heavy music to come.

    1. Inherit The Earth (originally performed by THE ACCUSED)
    2. Honey Bucket (originally performed by MELVINS)
    3. Kerosene (originally performed by BIG BLACK)
    4. Kill Yourself (originally performed by S.O.D.)
    5. I Against I (originally performed by BAD BRAINS)
    6. Axis Rot (originally performed by SLIANG LAOS)
    7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (originally performed by MINISTRY)
    8. One Voice (originally performed by AGNOSTIC FRONT)
    9. Dine Alone (originally performed by QUICKSAND)
    10. We Gotta Know (originally performed by CRO-MAGS)
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    Mexico

    For the past four years, Follow That Bird was one of the most buzzed about bands from their hometown of Austin, Texas. And considering how many bands are packed into that one city, that ain't faint praise. They were picked by Matador Records to be the lead single on the 2010 Austin-only compilation Casual Victim Pile, and snapped up enough accolades to have Bill Callahan have them support him on tour and ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead ask them to be the opening act on their full tour of the Western US last summer.


    After that...everything went a little awry. The band's label folded, taking with it the money promised them to record their debut full-length. But instead of seeing that as a major roadblock, the trio saw it as the perfect chance to forge their own path. With it came a new band name - Mirror Travel - and a chance to further strengthen their belief in the power of the music they were creating together. Or as Tiffanie Lanmon put it, We had to walk into the desert and do things our way.


    The desert Lanmon (drums) is referring to is the one that surrounds Marfa, Texas, where the she, Paul Brinkley (bass/vocals) and Lauren Green (guitar/vocals) decamped for two weeks to record with Gory Smelley (YACHT, Eleanor Friedberger, Grouper) at Marfa Recording Studio. It was just the isolating experience the band needed to bring their album Mexico into the world.


    The results? One of the most warmly engaging records you're likely to hear this year. With Smelley's help, Mirror Travel were able to more fully embrace the dreamy garage pop sound that got them to where they are today.


    Opener Sands may give the impression of a band lost in a shoegazer wilderness, but let the punchy Nuggets-style bassline and reverb-slathered drive of the next track I Want You To Know shove aside all those preconceptions. The rest of Mexico flows by with the same steady gaze and attack, with occasional upticks and dips in tempo and temperature.


    Looked at as a complete package, Mexico is a document of a trio who, as their name change would suggest, are taking themselves more seriously and looking at the road ahead with much more purpose and intent. Like the long drives between tour stops and the seemingly endless desert that helped inspire these songs, you're meant to drink this album in slowly, steadily, and with your eye fixed on the horizon.

    1. Sands
    2. I Want You To Know
    3. Mexico
    4. Parties
    5. Uncharted Waters
    6. Pinholes
    7. In Dreams / For Summer
    8. Wooden Bones
    9. Young Gold
    10. Stoner
    Mirror Travel
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