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On September 4, Family Of The Year will release the highly anticipated self-titled studio album via Nettwerk Records. Recorded in Berlin and back home in Los Angeles, the alt-rock foursome delivers an exciting musical progression with a more electric sound than previous releases. Taking on new subject matters, the band's assorted instrumentation and lyrical arc are emblematic of the last three years on the road and finding success here and abroad.1. Make You Mine
3. Carry Me
4. We Need Love
5. May I Miss You
6. Give A Little
7. Blue Jean Girl
8. Dead Poets
9. The Dance
10. Hey Kid$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Family TreeFamily Tree features previously unreleased tracks from the vaults of the Estate of Nick Drake. The album, produced by Drake Estate manager Cally, tells the story
of Nick Drake's musical development in the years prior to recording his official debut, Five Leaves Left. Family Tree
explores the upbringing of an artist who - in his tragically short career - produced three albums which continue to
be treasured by fans. Recorded in the late 1960's, the 28 tracks feature lo-fi recordings made on a reel-to-reel tape
1. Come In To the Garden (Introduction)
2. They're Leaving Me Behind
3. Time Piece
4. Poor Mum (performed by Molly Drake)
5. Winter Is Gone
6. All My Trials (featuring Gabrielle Drake)
7. Mozart: Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola and piano
8. Betty & Dupree
9. Strolling Down the Highway
10. Paddling In Rushmere
11. Cocaine Blues
13. Been Smoking Too Long
14. Black Mountain Blues
15. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
16. If You Leave Me
1. Here Come the Blues
2. Sketch I
3. Blues Run the Game
4. My Baby So Sweet
5. Milk and Honey
7. Bird Flew By
9. Strange Meeting II
10. Day Is Done
11. Come Into the Garden
12. Way To Blue
13. Do You Ever Remember? (performed by Molly Drake)$45.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Family Style is a fantastic Blues Rock album by the Vaughan Brothers, released in 1990. The album features the brethren guitarists and vocalists, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, in their only studio collaboration.
In his early years, Stevie Ray Vaughan often remarked that he would like to do an album with his brother. He fulfilled that wish in his very last studio performance, which was released nearly a month after his death. The liner notes end with Thanks Mama V. for letting us play.
With slick production from Nile Rodgers and employing neither guitarist's band (Double Trouble nor the Fabulous Thunderbirds), this is bluesy, but far from purist. Jimmie makes his vocal debut on White Boots and Good Texan, and the brothers blur the lines between their expected guitar styles - Stevie sometimes going for a less sustainy twang, Jimmie moving into Albert King territory.1. Hard To Be
2. White Boots
4. Good Texan
5. Hillbillies From Outerspace
6. Long Way From Home
7. Tick Tock
8. Telephone Song
9. Baboom/Mama Said
10. Brothers$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Johnny Cash Family Christmas
The Johnny Cash/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!
The Long Out-of-print Masterpiece 1972 Christmas Album With Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash, Carl Perkins, Statler Brothers, Tommy Cash & The Carter Family
First Time Audiophile Red Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.
Johnny Cash was a musical phenomenon and an American icon
with his legendary musical career starting in the 50's at Sun Records.
His plethora of hit recordings led to a major move to Columbia
Records, and the late legend charted recordings in all the major
formats like country, rock , pop, folk and gospel genres, sharing his
legendary vocal, guitar and songwriting persona for millions of fans
With 1972's Christmas Lp, Johnny Cash teams up with his
wife June Carter Cash and dear friends like Carl Perkins, The
Statler Brothers and The Carter Family, creating one of the most
revered holiday albums of all time. The Lp features Johnny's stellar
interpretations of both popular and religious favorites like the definitive
version of Jingle Bells with the entire musical family, plus the wonderful
Merry Christmas Mary, the joyous King Of Love with help from his
friends The Statler Brothers and The Carter Family, plus favorites
Christmas As I Knew It, the stunning duet with his wife June on
Christmas With You, plus some legendary guitar and vocals from the
one and only Carl Perkins on When You're Twenty One. The entire
family joins Johnny with the closing spiritual Silent Night, Holy Night
truly making the Christmas Lp a groundbreaking effort for this sorely
This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and
it is our honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl presentation of Christmas by the late great Johnny Cash on
Friday Music. This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is now
impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited time
is pressed by R.T.I. on Red Vinyl for the holidays. Also, the Lp features
the original Lp artwork not seen in years, in its original gatefold
presentation exclusively from the Columbia Records archives.
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day ..1. Opening Dialogue- Johnny Cash
2. King Of Love- Johnny Cash w/ The Carter Family & The Statler Brothers
3. Dialogue- Johnny Cash
4. Jingle Bells -johnny Cash w/Entire Family
5. Dialogue - Johnny Cash
6. That Christmasy Feeling - Johnny Cash & Tommy Cash
7. Dialogue- Johnny Cash
8. My Merry Christmas Song - Larry Butler
9. Dialogue- Johnny Cash
10. Merry Christmas Mary- Johnny Cash
11. Dialogue - Johnny Cash
12. Christmas Time's A-Comin'-Johnny Cash w/ Entire Family
13. Dialogue - Johnny Cash
14. Christmas With You -Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash
15. Christmas As I Knew It - Johnny Cash
16. Dialogue - Johnny Cash
17. When You're Twenty-One - Carl Perkins
18. Dialogue - Johnny Cash
19. Old Fashioned Tree- Lew Dewitt (Statler Brothers)
20. Dialogue- Johnny Cash
21. Silent Night- Johnny Cash w/ Entire Family$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Family Style (45 RPM)200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
All-Analog Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Tapes
Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing
Double 1990 Grammy Award Winner: Best Contemporary Blues Album, Best Rock Instrumental Performance - "D/FW"
Stevie Ray had made music beyond the powers of most musicians but for this 1990 studio collaboration he returned to the things he loved: upbeat music and working with the brother he idolized his whole life. In his early years, Stevie Ray Vaughan often remarked that he would like to do an album with his brother. He fulfilled that wish in his very last studio performance, which was released nearly a month after his death. The liner notes end with "Thanks Mama V. for letting us play." With slick production from Nile Rodgers and employing neither guitarist's band (Double Trouble nor the Fabulous Thunderbirds), this is bluesy, but far from purist. Jimmie makes his vocal debut on "White Boots"
and "Good Texan" and the brothers blur the lines between their expected guitar styles - Stevie sometimes going for a less sustained twang, Jimmie moving into Albert King territory.
As we did with our vaunted box set reissues, Texas Hurricane, again Analogue Productions is bringing you the finest-sounding Stevie Ray Vaughan collections ever preserved on 200-gram vinyl. Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound cut the lacquers for the LPs using the ultimate VMS 80 cutting lathe. Gary Salstrom handled the plating and the vinyl was pressed of course at Quality Record Pressings.
There's not a link in this chain that wasn't absolute first-rate. The absolute best that money can buy. We're passionate about the blues AND Stevie Ray and the passion shows up here in spades.
This title is not eligible for discount.LP 1
1. Hard To Be
2. White Boots
4. Good Texan
5. Hillbillies from Outerspace
1. Long Way from Home
2. Tick Tock
3. Telephone Song
4. Baboom / Mama Said
5. Brothers$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I'm Back! Family And FriendsFirst New Album by Legendary Funk Pioneer Sly Stone Since 1982!
Features Brand New Versions of Slys Biggest Hits & 3 Previously Unreleased Tracks w/ Help from Rock 'n Roll Royalty!
Its been more than two decades since the frontman for the groundbreaking R&B/soul outfit Sly & The Family Stone has released a full album of new recordings. In that time, Sly Stone has become one of musics most elusive recluses, making live appearances on rare occasions at select events, including the 2006 Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony, and all the while his legend has grown and grown.
In recent years, Stone, the writer of some of the most timeless and influential gems in music history such as Dance To the Music, Everyday People and Family Affair, has wrestled with demons both personal and professional, but never allowed the inspirational flame to die out completely.
Now, Sly returns with brand new versions of classic songs from the Stone family repertoire such as Dance To the Music, Everyday People, Family Affair, Thank You (Falentinme Be Mice Elf Agin) plus 3 previously unreleased tracks aided by the likes of Jeff Beck, Ray Manzarek, Bootsy Collins, Ann Wilson, Carmine Appice and Johnny Winter.1. Dance To The Music feat. Ray Manzarek (The Doors)
2. Everyday People feat. Ann Wilson (Heart)
3. Family Affair
4. Stand! feat. Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge) & Ernie Watts
5. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) feat. Johnny Winter
6. (I Want To Take You) Higher feat. Jeff Beck
7. Hot Fun In The Summertime feat. Bootsy Collins
8. Dance To The Music (Extended Mix)
9. Plain Jane
10. His Eye Is On The Sparrow
11. Get Away$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Family Style (200 Gram Vinyl)200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
All-Analog Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Tapes
Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing
Stevie Ray had made music beyond the powers of most musicians but for this 1990 studio collaboration he returned to the things he loved: upbeat music and working with the brother he idolized his whole life. In his early years, Stevie Ray Vaughan often remarked that he would like to do an album with his brother. He fulfilled that wish in his very last studio performance, which was released nearly a month after his death. The liner notes end with "Thanks Mama V. for letting us play." With slick production from Nile Rodgers and employing neither guitarist's band (Double Trouble nor the Fabulous Thunderbirds), this is bluesy, but far from purist. Jimmie makes his vocal debut on "White Boots" and "Good Texan" and the brothers blur the lines between their expected guitar styles - Stevie sometimes going for a less sustained twang, Jimmie moving into Albert King territory.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Hard To Be
2. White Boots
4. Good Texan
5. Hillbillies from Outerspace
6. Long Way from Home
7. Tick Tock
8. Telephone Song
9. Baboom / Mama Said
10. Brothers$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
FamilialWhen you're the same age as the Prime Minister, you think, I'd better get on with this, Philip Selway grins as he acknowledges the new sea change in British politics but popularity is generally a passing phase while your first album, that's forever. Knowing time waits for no one, he has delivered Familial, a collection of sublimely fragile, haunting, and heartfelt songs that will surprise many, and not only because drummers traditionally don't do this kind of thing. Familial is so persuasively good, it sounds like Selway has always been a singer-songwriter.
It's a sideline solo project, mind. The morning he talks about his record for the very first time, he still has to leave for a rehearsal down the road by an acclaimed Oxford-based band, named Radiohead, for whom Selway has drummed immaculately and imaginatively for the last 20 years. And with the admission, It's a cardinal sin for drummers to come in to rehearsals with the comment I've got this song'! he knows the time has come for his songs, put on ice when drumming took over in his late teens, to emerge into the light.
Listeners to Familial will immediately recognize the ring of absolute truth, melodies and words fired by emotions, and not a whiff of dilettante posturing. In truth, what truly ignited Selway's efforts to record wasn't Britain's political transformation but the loss of his mother in 2006. It was one of those watershed moments that shake everything up, and you get a greater sense of urgency on what you want to do in life, he says.1. By Some Miracle
2. Beyond Reason
3. A Simple Life
4. All Eyes on You
5. Don't Look Down
6. Broken Promises
7. The Ties That Bind Us
8. Patron Saint
10. The Witching Hour$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
URPD-TMR-460xThe Carter Family
American Epic: The Best of The Carter FamilyThe Carter Family, a family vocal group from Appalachian Virginia, were the most impactful discovery of talent scout Ralph Peer and the first vocal group to become country music stars. Apart from the beautiful harmonies that can only come from kin, Mother Maybelle Carter pioneered "scratch" style guitar picking, a clever synthesis of autoharp, banjo and guitar picking, and for years served as a matriarchal figure in the Grand Ole Opry.
Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.1. Lonesome Valley
2. The Poor Orphan Child
3. Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow
4. The Wandering Boy
5. Wildwood Flower
6. The Foggy Mountain Top
7. The CannonBall
8. Worried Man Blues
9. Engine One-Forty-Three
10. Keep On the Sunny Side
11. Sweet Fern
12. John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man
13. Anchored In Love
14. I Will Never Marry
15. When the World's On Fire$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Still Crazy After All These YearsThe third new studio album of Paul Simon's post-Simon & Garfunkel career was a musical and lyrical change of pace from his first two, Paul Simon and There Goes Rhymin' Simon. Where Simon had taken an eclectic approach before, delving into a variety of musical styles and recording all over the world, Still Crazy found him working for the most part with a group of jazz-pop New York session players, though he did do a couple of tracks (My Little Town and Still Crazy After All These Years) with the Muscle Shoals rhythm section that had appeared on Rhymin' Simon and another (Gone at Last) returned to the gospel style of earlier songs like Loves Me Like a Rock. Of course, My Little Town also marked a return to working with Art Garfunkel, and another Top Ten entry for S&G. But the overall feel of Still Crazy was of a jazzy style subtly augmented with strings and horns. Perhaps more striking, however, was Simon's lyrical approach. Where Rhymin' Simon was the work of a confident family man, Still Crazy came off as a post-divorce album, its songs reeking of smug self-satisfaction and romantic disillusionment. At their best, such sentiments were undercut by humor and made palatable by musical hooks, as on 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, which became the biggest solo hit of Simon's career. But elsewhere, as on Have a Good Time, the singer's cynicism seemed unearned. Still, as out of sorts as Simon may have been, he was never more in tune with his audience: Still Crazy topped the charts, spawned four Top 40 hits, and won Grammys for Song of the Year and Best Vocal Performance.
- William Ruhlmann (All Music Guide)1. Still Crazy After All These Years
2. My Little Town
3. I'd Do It for Your Love
4. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover
5. Night Game
6. Gone at Last
7. Some Folks' Lives Roll Easy
8. Have a Good Time
9. You're Kind
10. Silent Eyes$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-REP-7459xFamily Of The Year
Goodbye Sunshine, Hello NighttimeThe album represents a turning point for the quartet as not just musicians, but friends as well. The last few years would prove simultaneously maddening, marvelous, and ultimately majestic for Family of the Year. Started by brothers Joe and Sebastian Keefe, the group made writing retreats to Mount Washington and Bear Valley Springs in order to craft the new music during 2016. However, pressure increased, communication eroded, a once defined creative identity became obscured, and Joe and Sebastian endured the passing of their mom. The turmoil led to a breakthrough for the bandmates. Reinvigorated and re-inspired, they rebuilt their friendships and finished writing and recording with a new creative clarity, going deeper than before.
Produced by Greg Wells (Adele, Dua Lipa, The Greatest Showman), the 12-song set is earmarked by heartfelt introspective storytelling and rich instrumentality, re-emerging with their most hypnotic and heartfelt body of work to date, awash in dreamy hummable harmonies and robust percussion. At the same time, the Keefe's took a moment to look back. The subject matter goes beyond the past few years and encompasses their upbringing in a working-class broken home in Martha's Vineyard. Home remains a resonant concept throughout. Drummer Sebastian Keefe explains, We wanted to write something deeper... That had to happen for us to reach our potential for honesty, vulnerability, satisfaction, and creativity.1. Let Her Go
2. Bitter Mind
3. Hold Me Down
4. I'm the One
5. Latchkey Kids
6. Girl Who Washed Ashore
8. The Coast
9. Where Was I
10. Two Kids
11. Raw Honey
12. Mexico$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-610xSly & The Family Stone
Ranked 118/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
All things wonderful about Sly & The Family Stone in the first years of their existence came together on their 1969 album 'Stand!'. The enthusiasm, the blurring of lines, the testing of boundaries; it all blends together in the Funk of the Family Stone
'Stand!' is one of those records that came to define the flower power generation; the activism in 'Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey', the psychedelic pulsating dance rhythms in 'I Want To Take You Higher', the spirit of belonging in 'Everyday People'. Stand! isone of the most sampled records in Hip Hop and R&B. This is the pinnacle of Sly The Family Stone's career, and it has a rightful place in music history.1. Stand!
2. Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
3. I Want To Take You Higher
4. Somebody's Watching You
5. Sing A Simple Song
6. Everyday People
7. Sex Machine
8. You Can Make It If You Try$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paranoid CatParanoid Cat is Philadelphia guitarist Chris Forsyth's third solo album and the first for Family Vineyard. It is a sprawling, harmonically-charged side-long suite backed by a clutch of compositions merging raw and delicate American roots traditions. The kaleidoscopic arrangements of Paranoid Cat are a leap from the stripped down attack on Forsyth's hotly acclaimed 2009 Dreams - to be reissued by Family Vineyard later this year -- with hints of John Fahey's America, Richard Lloyd's work with Television, John Lee Hooker, and Van Dyke Parks all being identifiable somewhere in the swirling mix.1.Paranoid Cat, Parts 1-3
2.New Pharmacist Boogie [For Jack]
3.Front Street Drone
4.Anniversary Day$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The FillmorePreviously Unreleased Live Album Recorded In 1968 At The Legendary Fillmore East
Sly & The Family Stone-Live At The Fillmore East October 4th & 5th, 1968 is a never before released live album set by Sly & The Family Stone which was recorded in 1968 at Bill Graham's legendary New York City venue The Fillmore East where the band performed for 2 nights. It will at long last be released for the first time ever on a 4-CD set comprised of these concerts (two shows per night), each disc featuring one of the shows.
On October 4th and 5th, 1968, shortly after the release of the band's third album Life, Sly & The Family Stone took the stage at Bill Graham's legendary Fillmore East in New York City. Along with the success of Dance To The Music, which was released earlier that year and spun off the Top 10 hit of the same name, Sly & The Family Stone were making a name for themselves on the concert circuit, with their dynamic, high energy live performances.
Epic Records recorded all four of these concerts (two shows per night) with plans to release a live album that would consist of selections from these performances but the release was shelved until now.LP1
1. M' Lady (Live [Show 4])
2. Life (Live [Show 4])
3. Are You Ready (Live [Show 4,no dialogue])
4. Won't Be Long (Live [Show 3])
5. Color Me True (Live [Show 1])
6. We Love All (Freedom) (Live [Show 1])
1. Dance to the Music (Live [Show 3, no dialogue])
2. Music Lover (Live [Show 4,no dialogue])
3. Love City (Live [Show 1])
4. Medley: Turn Me Loose / I Can't Turn You Loose; Turn Me Loose\ I Can't Turn You Loose (Live [Show 4])
5. Riffs (Live [Show 4])$39.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
There's A Riot Goin' OnRanked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Since it took almost two years to make, the fifth album by now bonafide superstars Sly & the Family Stone had everyone salivating in anticipation. Needless to say, Sly did not disappoint! 1971's There's A Riot Goin' On finds the Bay Area-based genius getting funkier than before, even as his artistic vision becomes darker. Some may have been disappointed that Sly didn't simply re-create the chart successes of earlier singles, but who can argue with the flat-out brilliance of turning recent big hit Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) on its head to create the mind-boggling Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa? Two of this hypnotic album's best tunesï¿½Family Affair and Runnin' Awayï¿½were gigantic chart hits, proving beyond any doubt that Sly Stone could totally deliver the goods!1. Luv N' Haight
2. Just Like A Baby
4. Family Affair
5. Spaced Cowboy
6. Brave & Strong
7. (You Caught Me) Smilin'
9. Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa
10. Runnin' Away
11. Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle
12. There's A Riot Goin On$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Big Mouth USA - The Unissued Paramount AlbumJim Ford's previously unissued third album as it was intended to be heard, restored and re-mastered from one of the few existing 12 acetates in magnificent full stereo hi-fidelity sound. Recorded in 1973 with the cream of Los Angeles' session musicians, Ford's Big Mouth USA is a full length album completed for Paramount Records but never released until now. A twelve inch acetate of the album circulated among a few people at the label, but only a 45RPM single was ever commercially issued. Thirty-six years later, Bear Family Records is proud to present what was meant to be the country soul singer/songwriter's third album.1. Big Mouth USA
2. He Turns My Radio On
3. Family Tree
4. Mixed Green
5. Rising Sign
6. I Call Her Baby
7. If There's A Will There's A Way
8. If I Go Country
9. Big Boquet of Roses
10. Whicha Way$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Hamburg StarclubImport
In poll after poll, this LP is hailed as one of the greatest records of all time and quite possibly the greatest live recording ever made. And now this 1964 classic makes a welcome reappearance on vinyl. Jerry Lee Lewis was never in better form, and his backing group, the Nashville Teens try to keep up as he jumps from one classic to another. His reading of Your Cheating Heart is still definitive and Whole Lotta Shakin' is arguably one of the greatest version ever recorded.
Forty-five years later, we can re-live that night on the Reeperbahn. For those who bought the original LP, Bear Family's remastering will enable you to listen to it anew, for those who missed it, there's no excuse now. As a bonus, Bear Family has included one song, Down The Line, missing from the original LP. And when you open the gate-fold cover, there's a large street map (60 x 60cm / 24 x 24) of Hamburg's St. Pauli quarter showing the Reeperbahn and Star-Club. This exclusive full-color graphic was designed by Ulf Harten, a well-known artist and friend of Bear Family.1. Mean Woman Blues
2. High School Confidential
5. What'd I Say Part 1
6. What'd I Say Part 2
7. Great Balls Of Fire
8. Good Golly, Miss Molly
9. Lewis' Boogie
10. Your Cheating Heart
11. Hound Dog
12. Long, Tall Sally
13. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
14. Down The Line$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-ATO-4919xKopecky Family Band
Kids Raising KidsNashville based indie rock sextet Kopecky Family Band's highly anticipated full length debut Kids Raising Kids is an adventurous, self-released project. It's the culmination of five years progress for the band, both creatively and in terms of the chemistry that makes these six individuals a family. "It's a time capsule of all the experiences we've had since we started playing together" says co-founder Kelsey Kopecky (vocals/keys). Gabe Simon (vocals/guitar), whom Kelsey founded the band with adds that this is the record where Kopecky Family Band has "finally found its voice". The band feel that this record will allow fans to "take home the live experience" they are so widely revered for.
Thee band's first single, "Heartbeat", with its ethereal instrumentation, hand claps and percussive piano exemplifies the laid back, yet progressive nature of Kids Raising Kids. It showcases the lack of fear the band has trying different routes in their pursuit to find the best way to finish a song, taking advantage of their technical prowess while embracing simpler options when the song calls for it.
If pressed to classify the band's sound, Gabe will describe it as a "modern, more aggressive Fleetwood Mac. The thoughtfulness and originality that comes with such an answer can be found throughout Kids Raising Kids. The record works in much the same way as a book, with each song a unique chapter. The tracks all have their own personality and voice, but there is without a doubt still something inherently 'Kopecky Family Band' about each one. Kelsey will tell you the album is about "Discovering Life" and the fact that while we are born basically the same, our paths through life and the people we meet along the way are what make us the individuals we are. This concept is evident on the album, not just lyrically, but in the way each track explores new musical territory.1. Wandering Eyes
3. My Way
4. Are You Listening
5. The Glow
6. Change Hope
7. She Is The One
8. Waves Angry Eyes
9. Ella$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Magnetic HeadsThis is not a "new" Apache Dropout platter, but an archival sidestep into the Fugs n' fried view of their early beginnings. Before the Indiana trio cemented their unique red-level, distorto proto-punk they focused on a more obliterated bent on traditional forms. Fiddle, distortion and echo drive most of these songs, as sung by Sonny Blood, that tout distrust of banks, ballot uncertainties and magnetic heads. It's a bleaker vision than the recent Bubblegum Graveyard LP on Trouble in Mind, even with the blownout take on Chuck Berry's Memphis, Tennessee and hints of Holy Modal Rounders to Kim Fowley doused throughout these sides. Culled from the group's first two self-released cassettes -- Cha Cha in 2008 and
Lysergic Choogle: Not for Pigs issued a year later -- the 10 songs are equally formed by their recording in a grain silo and the group's Magnetic South studio as much as the songwriting.1. Don't Trust Banks
2. Eyes Wide Open
3. Memphis, Tennessee
4. Taj Mahal
5. On The Beat
6. Put a Moth On It
7. Mary Don't You Weep
8. Devil Story
9. I'm So Glad
10. Exaltation of the Guru in the Natural Harmonic Series$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-ROY-7329x6 String Drag
Roots Rock 'N' RollSo thrilled to get to see 6 String Drag again. They're as great as ever. Like reconnecting with a long lost friend." - Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)
The first new album in over 17 years from the seminal alt-country, Raleigh, NC-based legends.1. Drive Around Town
3. Give Up The Night
4. Kingdom Of Gettin' It Wrong
5. Precious Things
6. Happier Times
7. Choppin' Block
8. Me & My Disease
10. Hard Times, High Times
11. I Miss The Drive-In$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blues: The Dark Paintings of Mark Rothko
Pressed On Pristine 150 Gram Vinyl By Quality Record Pressing In An Edition Of 800
"Blues: The 'Dark Paintings' of Mark Rothko" is one of Loren Connors'
most cherished and sought after albums. Originally released in a handmade
edition of around 300 copies on Connors' own St. Joan label in
January 1990 under the name Guitar Roberts -- this album has been
unavailable in any form until now.
At the time of its release, Connors was still an inscrutable guitarist
whose matchless and alien rendering of the blues was just gaining recognition
despite more than two dozen solo and collaborative releases
since 1978. Connors' classic, song-based "In Pittsburgh" had only been
available for three months when "Blues" welcomed the new decade. It
would be the first of four solo albums issued by Connors that year and
distilled the blues form into bleak, minimalist lines and tone; a compound
of influences spanning Louisiana guitarist Robert Pete Johnson
to painter Mark Rothko.
For this reissue, the audio has been restored to Connors' specifications
of how these seven instrumentals were originally intended to sound.
Cover art is an untitled 1969 Rothko work -- one of the paintings that
influenced Connors to record this album. The original LP art and liner
notes are replicated as a full-color inner sleeve. New liner notes by music
historian Byron Coley chart Connors development and Rothko's effect
on the music. Pressed on pristine 150 gram vinyl by Quality Record
Pressing in an edition of 800.1. Blues No. 1
2. Blues No. 2
3. Blues No. 3
4. Blues No. 4
5. Blues No. 5
6. Blues No. 6
7. Blues No. 7$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-ATO-7616xKopecky Family Band
Drug For The Modern AgeKopecky are thrilled to announce their second album, Drug for the Modern Age, set to be released via
ATO Records. The new record takes the many shake-ups the band's endured over the past few years and turns
them into inspiration for groove-driven, melody-heavy alt-pop that's intensely emotional and exhilarating.1. Die Young
2. My Love
3. Better Luck Next Time
5. Real Life
6. Closed Doors
7. Talk To Me
8. Thrill Of Passion
10. Natural Selection
12. Drug for the Modern Age$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-ROY-7176xJacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
WorkerWhile navigating 20 years, 16 members, 25 albums, and countless tours around the world, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has become an institution in modern music. Defined by evolution and change, the band has invented its own language, one that permeates JFJO's sound regardless of configuration. Although there is no Jacob or Fred, the last 20 years have indeed been a Jazz Odyssey.
With a nod to their history in place, it didn't take JFJO long to return to the ideal that's led them to where they stand today. That is to surge forward, fearlessly and freely, in line with their creative impulses. Thus the electrifying trio of keyboardist Brian Haas, guitarist Chris Combs and drummer Josh Raymer followed their muse into ever-evolving terrain to write and record Worker.
Incorporating indie and electronic music influences within their process, the 11-track effort is a meticulously crafted, intricately woven, genre-defying statement. But don't let its precision fool you: This is visceral live music, played by sentient beings. Worker probes the nexus of modern and primitive, fearlessly merging analog and digital sounds (all the bass on the album comes courtesy of a pair of Moog synths), composition and improvisation with real-time sequencing. As it's been for 20 years, JFJO's musical instincts light the way. So it goes, and rightfully so, on this perpetually inspired jazz odyssey. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Worker available now via the Royal Potato Family.1. New Bird
2. Appropriation Song
4. Hey Hey NSA
5. Say Nothing
6. Council Oak
8. Let Yourself Out
10. Better Living Through Competitive Spirituality
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REDD-FAM-5503xReverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
Front Porch SessionsSouthern Indiana-bred singer-guitarist Reverend Peyton is the bigger-than-life frontman of Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band. He has earned a reputation as both a singularly compelling performer and a persuasive evangelist for the rootsy country blues styles that captured his imagination early in life and inspired him and his band to make pilgrimages to Clarksdale, Mississippi to study under such blues masters as T-Model Ford, Robert Belfour and David "Honeyboy" Edwards.
That passionate inspiration has made Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band America's foremost country blues outfit and fuels the Rev's new release, The Front Porch Sessions. Peyton's dazzling guitar mastery is equaled here by his knack for vivid, emotionally impactful songwriting, and his originals are matched in their authenticity by the deeply felt vintage blues tunes that he covers. The album showcases the Rev's irrepressible personality while echoing the enduring spirit of such acoustic blues icons as Charlie Patton, Blind Willie Johnson, Bukka White and Furry Lewis, whose "When My Baby Left Me" receives a memorable reading.
"It started as a literal whim on my part, but it turned into something really special," Reverend Peyton says of this new collection. "I wanted it to feel like you're on my front porch. You can almost hear the wood creaking."
The Front Porch Sessions maintains a potent level of intensity throughout, from the upbeat optimism of the album-opener "We Deserve a Happy Ending" to the blunt slice-of-life rural reality of "One More Thing" to the rollicking, playful swagger of "Shakey Shirley," "One Bad Shoe" and "Cornbread and Butterbeans." Meanwhile, the instrumentals "It's All Night Long" and "Flying Squirrels" demonstrate the Rev's nimble, imaginative guitar work."
I didn't have much planned when I went into the studio," the Reverend notes. "I went into the studio with some new songs and some old songs that I've always wanted to try. At first, I thought 'Well, maybe we'll make it a download or release a single.' But it took on a life of its own, and when it was all said and done, I was as proud of it as anything I've ever done. To me, it was a lesson in not overthinking things; I just went in and let my gut guide me."
We recorded this album at a studio called Farm Fresh, which is right down the street from my house," he continues. "It's in the shade of the oldest poplar tree in Indiana, and there's a graveyard next to it and train tracks run across there. In fact, I think you can hear the train on one track on this record. The studio's in an old church, and the main sanctuary is the tracking room, so the haunting reverb that you hear is that room.
"We used a lot of vintage gear in the recording. I love that organic sound, and I'm always chasing that in everything I do. I just like things that feel timeless. Feeling timeless to me is way more important than feeling old. When you try to make something sound old, you're trying too hard."
That lifelong pursuit of musical authenticity was instilled in his musical consciousness while Peyton was growing up in rural Indiana, where his early love for blues, ragtime, folk, country and other traditional styles gave him a sense of direction that would soon manifest itself in his own music. He and the Big Damn Band won a large and loyal fan base, thanks to their tireless touring efforts and high-energy showmanship, along with such acclaimed albums as Big Damn Nation, The Gospel Album, The Whole Fam Damnily, The Wages, Between the Ditches, So Delicious and the Charlie Patton tribute disc Peyton on Patton.
Despite his prior achievements, the Rev views The Front Porch Sessions as a personal creative milestone.
"This record's very personal for me, because so much of it is just me," he says. "The Big Damn Band is on there, but it's mostly me. There's washboard only in a couple of songs, and the drum kit is a suitcase drum set that we put together in the studio. It's a snapshot of the week we spent in the studio, but it also represents a lifetime of me building up to it."
The Front Porch Sessions has also spawned a series of audio-vÉritÉ companion videos, many of them shot on the Rev's actual front porch, that embody the album's intimacy and immediacy. "A lot of these songs started on the porch, and that's what the videos are," he says. "I'd be pickin' and go, 'I like the way this sounds, let me get my camera.'"
Reverend Peyton has already begun to integrate The Front Porch Sessions' spare approach into the Big Damn Band's expansive live shows, which are renowned for their intensity and abandon.
"In a lot of our shows in the past few years, we'll take a break and I'll come out and do a song or two by myself," he explains. "That brings things down and allows me to do some songs like this. We're definitely gonna be doing more of that, so there's definitely gonna be moments in the shows where you're gonna hear a lot of these songs. We may also do some Front Porch Sessions shows, and maybe present some of our other songs in a more stripped-down way. We did one earlier this year as kind of a test, and that worked really well.
"Over the years, our shows have gotten more dynamic," he continues. "The ups are more up and the downs are more down. That's something that's important to me. If I go and see a show and someone's just standing there and staring at their feet and singing their songs, I feel insulted. That's not a performance. I want to know that you're living that song, not just regurgitating it. I don't think artists should seem like they're too cool for their audience."
The Rev's dedication to delivering the goods on stage is reflected in his flamboyant performance persona. "The Rev is me," he states. "Sometimes that freaks people out, because the person who's on stage is exactly the way I am offstage. I don't know how to separate myself from my music, because it's so personal to me. My mom calls me Rev; it's been my nickname since I was a teenager. It was a name that was given to me by some friends, and it sort of stuck.
"I'm one of those people who feels everything really hard, for better or worse," he continues. "If I'm angry, I'm really angry. If I'm sad, I'm really sad. If I'm happy, I'm really happy. So onstage, I tap into that. There are certain songs that I can't play on some nights, because they're just too sad. That may be the rantings of a crazy person, but it's the God's honest truth."
With The Front Porch Sessions showcasing his expanded musical palette, Reverend Peyton is excited about bringing his new music to his fans.
"I really think it's one of the best things I've ever done," he asserts. "I'm interested in making hand-made American music, and the goal is to be timeless."1. We Deserve a Happy Ending
2. When My Baby Left Me
3. Shakey Shirley
4. What You Did to the Boy Ain't Right
5. One Bad Shoe
6. It's All Night Long
7. One More Thing
8. Flying Squirrels
9. Let Your Light Shine
10. When You Lose Your Money
11. Cornbread and Butterbeans$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now