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UNIM-UNI-7900xFlorence And The Machine
CeremonialsCeremonials is the sophomore release from Florence And The Machine, a recording group which features otherworldly English singer/musician Florence Welch and a collaboration of backing artists. The release follows-up the group's critically lauded 2009 debut, Lungs which won the MasterCard British Album award at the 2010 Brit Awards and was also nominated for a Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards. Ceremonials was recorded at London's Abbey Road Studios with producer Paul Epworth and features the lead single What The Water Gave Me.LP1
1. Only If for Night
2. Shake It Out
3. What the Water Gave Me
4. Never Let Me Go
5. Breaking Down
6. Lover to Lover
1. No Light, No Light
2. Seven Devils
5. All This and Heaven Too
6. Leave My Body$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-UNI-1068xFlorence And The Machine
LungsFlorence Welch, an art-school dropout from South London, first gained fame at home with two bombastic singles; Kiss With A Fist and Dog Days Are Over. Not two years after she was discovered while singing Etta James in a club bathroom, she was awarded the 2009 Brit Awards Critics' Choice. She found herself wowing attendee's with her incredible live performance and her now legendary set of pipes.
Her debut album is co-produced by Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Maximo Park), James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Last Shadow Puppets) and Steve Mackay (PULP, M.I.A), and has already amassed a hefty amount of critical acclaim in the UK. Lungs is made of harps, choirs, drums, quartets, strange electronic wailing, while incorporating countless other instruments and emotions along the way.
The songs are full of Gothic imagery and fairytale flights of fantasy. Her seven-piece band includes long-term collaborators; Rob Ackroyd (guitar), Chris Hayden (drums), Isabella Summers (keyboards) and Tom Monger (harp). Lungs was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize as one of the 12 best albums to be released in the UK this year.1. Dog Days Are Over
2. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
3. Im Not Calling You A Liar
5. Kiss With A Fist
6. Girl With One Eye
7. Drumming Song
8. Between Two Lungs
9. Cosmic Love
10. My Boy Builds Coffins
11. Hurricane Drunk
12. Blinding$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-REP-5957xFlorence And The Machine
High As HopeSix-time Grammy-nominee Florence + the Machine are set to release their highly-anticipated new album 'High As Hope' via Virgin EMI / Republic Records. 'High As Hope' is the sound of an artist who appears more certain than ever of herself. Florence writes about her teens and twenties with a renewed, more mature perspective: of growing up in South London, of family, relationships and art itself.1. June
3. South London Forever
4. Big God
5. Sky Full of Song
8. 100 Years
9. The End of Love
10. No Choir$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-REP-4956xFlorence And The Machine
How Big, How Blue, How BeautifulProduced by Markus Dravs (Björk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay) with contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and
John Hill, the third album by Florence + the Machine is live-sounding, tune-rich, unhinged in all the right places and powerful in all the best ways. In voice and, ultimately, outlook Florence has never sounded better.LP 1
1. Ship To Wreck
2. What Kind of Man
3. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful
4. Queen of Peace
5. Various Storms & Saints
2. Long & Lost
4. Third Eye
5. St. Jude
6. Mother$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-GLA-0712xMumford And Sons
Wilder MindWilder Mind will be released in North America through Glassnote Records. It is produced by James Ford
(Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & The Machine). It features twelve new tracks, written collaboratively by the band in London, Brooklyn, and Texas. A number of the new songs were written and demoed at Aaron Dessner's (The National) garage studios in Brooklyn. The album was recorded at AIR studios in London.1. Tompkins Square Park
3. The Wolf
4. Wilder Mind
5. Just Smoke
7. Snake Eyes
8. Broad-Shouldered Beasts
9. Cold Arms
11. Only Love
12. Hot Gates$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Truly Unforgettable Voice Of Florence Foster JenkinsMusic On Vinyl and Sony Classical celebrate The Truly Unforgettable Voice Of Florence Foster Jenkins on the occasion of the release of Stephen Frears new biopic starring Meryl Steep as the worst opera singer of all time.
For some time there has been wide demand for a reissue of this Florence Foster Jenkins album. Few artists ever gave such unalloyed pleasure as Florence Foster Jenkins. For years her annual recital at the Ritz-Carlton was a private ceremonial for the select few - her stubbornly loyal circle of clubwomen and the adventurous cognoscenti.
Finally, on the evening of October 25, 1944, Madame Jenkins took the big step: forsaking the brocade atmosphere of a fashionable hotel ballroom, she braved Carnegie Hall. The venue was sold out weeks in advance. Two of the numbers she performed that night are contained in this album, taped at private recording sessions of famous soprano arias some years earlier in New York's Melotone Studios. Thanks to these recordings, we can still enjoy the glory of a voice that, in a very peculiar way, has enriched the lives of many generations of music-lovers.1. Die Zauberflöte: Der Hölle Rache
2. The Musical Snuff-Box
3. Like A Bird
4. Lakme: Où Va La Jeune Hindoue?
5. Serenata Mexicana
6. La Perle Du BrÉsil: Charmant Oiseau
8. Die Fledermaus:Adele's Laughing Song
9. A Faust Travesty
a. Valentine's Aria (Ere I Leave My Native Land)
b. Jewel Song (O Heavenly Jewels)
c. Salut, Demeure Chaste Et Pure (Emotions Strange)
d. Final Trio (Sung As A Duet) (My Heart Is Overcome With Terror)$40.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
CommunicatingAlbum mixed by Grammy-winning producer Rich Costey(Sigur Ros, Haim, Foo Fighters, Muse, Fiona Apple, The Shins).
Album artwork by Multi-grammy-nominated Art Director, Brian Roettinger(Jay-Z, Florence & The Machine, Childish Gambino, Kesha, Beach House, St.Vincent).1. Particle
2. Wave To Anchor
3. Prison Guard
5. At Home In My Head
10. Blanket Me
11. Better$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Take All My Loves - 9 Shakespeare SonnetsGrammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright presents TAKE ALL MY LOVES, a collection of his own
compositions to beloved sonnets by the most performed playwright in the world, William Shakespeare.
Wainwrightis joined on this album by Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine), teams up with his sister, Martha Wainwright, and has enlisted soprano Anna Prohaska for a number of tracks. Between songs, Helena Bonham Carter, Carrie Fisher, William Shatner and others recite the sonnets.1. Sonnet 43 - Siân Phillips
2. When Most I Wink (Sonnet 43) - Anna Prohaska
3. Take All My Loves (Sonnet 40) - Rufus Wainwright, Marius de Vries
4. Sonnet 20 -Frally Hynes
5. A Woman's Face (Sonnet 20)
6. For Shame (Sonnet 10) - Anna Prohaska
7. Sonnet 10 - Peter Eyre
8. Unperfect Actor (Sonnet 23) - Helena Bonham Carter, Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright
9. Sonnet 29 - Carrie Fisher
10. When In Disgrace With Fortune and Men's Eyes (Sonnet 29) - Florence Welch
11. Sonnet 129 - William Shatner
12. Th'Expense of Spirit in A Waste of Shame (Sonnet 129) - Anna Prohaska
13. All dessen mud (Sonnet 66) - JÜrgen Holtz, Christopher Nell, Rufus Wainwright
14. A Woman's Face - Reprise (Sonnet 20)
15. Sonnet 87 - Inge Keller
16. Farewell (Sonnet 87) - Anna Prohaska$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
How Does It Feel"A powerfully evocative piece of pop songwriting." - Spin
"Bubbling, layered, electric guitar-tinged pop." - Entertainment Weekly
Red Colored Vinyl
MS MR's 12 track, sophomore album is titled How Does It Feel. MS MR's sound has been compared to Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Rey and Kavinsky.1. Painted
3. No Guilt in Pleasure
4. Wrong Victory
6. How Does It Feel
8. Leave Me Alone
12. All The Things Lost$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Anything But WordsIn May of 2016, Interpol's Paul Banks and Wu-Tang Clan's RZA confirmed that they were teaming up as a new duo called Banks & Steelz. They also released a new single called "Love & War" featuring Ghostface Killah.
Now, the pair have confirmed that they're putting out a collaborative album called Anything But Words featuring more big names like Florence Welch, Kool Keith, the aforementioned Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Masta Killa.1. Giant
2. Ana Electronic
3. Sword In The Stone (Feat. Kool Keith)
4. Speedway Sonora
5. Wild Season (Feat. Florence Welch)
6. Anything but Words
8. Love and War (Feat. Ghostface Killah)
9. Can't Hardly Feel
10 One by One
11. Gonna Make It
12. Point of View (Feat. Method Man and Masta Killa)$21.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SONM-RCA-6410xKings Of Leon
WallsMulti-platinum selling rock band KINGS OF LEON (Caleb (guitar/vocals), Nathan (drums), Jared (bass) and Matthew Followill (guitar)) set to release of their hugely anticipated seventh studio album WALLS. The Grammy Award winning group decided to return to their recording roots in Los Angeles and work with famed producer Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay, Florence + the Machine). Lyrically, the album will touch on band members' personal stories, which Q Magazine calls "goosebump inducing" and "worth holding your breath for."1. Waste A Moment
3. Around The World
4. Find Me
7. Conversation Piece
8. Eyes On You
10. WALLS$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SpiritSpirit is the new album from Depeche Mode, and the band's 14th studio release. Spirit marks the band's first collaboration with producer James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco (Foals, Florence & The Machine, Arctic Monkeys) and is the follow up to the band's blockbuster 2013 studio album Delta Machine which debuted at #1 in 12 countries.
The vinyl version of Spirit will feature 12 tracks on two 180 gram LPs, featuring 3 sides of music and a 4th side with a special SPIRIT etching.1. Going Backwards
2. Where's the Revolution
3. The Worst Crime
5. You Move
6. Cover Me
8. Poison Heart
9. So Much Love
11. No More (This is the Last Time)
Disc 2, SIDE 4:SPIRIT ETCHING$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dye It Blonde (Awaiting Repress)Smith Westerns consists of Cullen Omori (vocals), Max Kakacek (guitar) and Cameron Omori (bass). All members range from ages 19 to 20. Since forming in 2007, Smith Westerns have managed to tour both the U.S. and Europe while supporting the likes of MGMT, Florence and the Machine, Belle and Sebastian, Girls and Passion Pit. Their self recorded 'lo-fi' self-titled debut was released in 2009 to critical acclaim for their youthful and glam rock tinged approach to pop music.
In 2010, Smith Westerns teamed up with Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TVOTR, Beach House) and current record label Fat Possum to record their sophomore effort in a proper studio. The result is a cleaner/higher quality recording of lush, layered timeless pop songs with emphasis on the guitar virtuosity of Led Zeppelin and the arena rock anthem's of Oasis.1. Weekend
2. Still New
3. Imagine Pt. 3
4. All Die Young
5. Fallen In Love
6. End of the Night
7. Only One
9. Dance Away
10. Dye the World$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Sleep Forever (Awaiting Repress)Last year Brandon Welchez and Chuck Rowell released their acclaimed debut album, Summer of Hate as Crocodiles. Straddling vast sonic terrains from the jagged guitar stabs of street-strutting lead single Neon Jesus, to throbbing kraut rock, expansive shoegaze and irresistibly danceable disco-punk jams, Summer Of Hate drew comparisons with The Velvet Underground and Primal Scream.
Significantly, it also caught the ear of James Ford, Simian Mobile Disco man and producer of the Arctic Monkeys, Klaxons and Florence and the Machine amongst others. Together, all three headed into the desert in early 2010 to create Summer Of Hate's psychedelic, hyptonic and anthemic follow-up. An album that would later be christened Sleep Forever.
Raw it may be, but Sleep Forever is still an unmistakingly more refined beast than its predecessor. Drums and organ whirls envelope you on tracks like Mirrors and Sleep Forever, which nod to Ladies and Gentelman era Spiritualized as much as they do Neu! and The Velvet Undergound.1. Mirrors
2. Stoned To Death
3. Hollow Hollow Eyes
4. Girl In Black
5. Sleep Forever
6. Billy Speed
7. Hearts Of Love
8. All My Hate And My Hexes Are For You$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
LONG.LIVE.A$AP (Deluxe Version) (Awaiting Repress)Prominent hip-hop rising star A$AP Rocky presents LONG.LIVE.A$AP. The album will feature the buzz worthy "Goldie" and the Noah "40" Shebib produced hit, "F**kin' Problems" featuring hip-hop elites Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, which was recently most added at urban and rhythm radio and continues to dominate airwaves.
Executive produced by A$AP Rocky and A$AP Yams, the LONG.LIVE.A$AP release will also feature guest appearances by Schoolboy Q, Santigold, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson and Big K.R.I.T. A$AP Rocky takes the reins as producer and co-producer on several tracks along with Danger Mouse, Jim Jonsin, Rico Love, Clams Casino, Skrillex, Hit-Boy and more.
This deluxe version of LONG.LIVE.A$AP contains the original version's 12 tracks, plus 4 additional tracks, including "I Come Apart" featuring Florence Welch and "Ghetto Symphony" featuring Gunplay & A$AP Ferg.LP 1
1. Long Live A$AP
3. PMW (All I Really Need) - feat. Schoolboy Q
5. Hell - feat. Santigold
6. Pain - feat. OverDoz
7. F**kin' Problems - feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar
8. Wild For The Night - feat. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam
1. 1Train - feat. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.
2. Fashion Killa
6. Ghetto Symphony - feat. Gunplay & A$AP Ferg
8. I Come Apart - feat. Florence Welch$29.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LP Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Pushin' Against A StoneConcord Records is proud to present vocalist/musician and Tennessee native Valerie June and her debut project, Pushin' Against a Stone. The album has already received significant buzz with its recent European release, where it's earning critical and commercial success by reaching #1 on both the UK
Indie Breakers Chart and the French FNAC Independent Chart. And now, amid all this international hype, she is primed to make a splash here in the
States as well!
Valerie June is truly one of the most unique and fascinating talents to hit the music scene in recent time. This is her highly anticipated debut release.
Valerie's voice is one of distinction that effortlessly shifts between eras and genres, transporting you to another world the moment she begins to sing.
Produced by the acclaimed Kevin Augunas (Edward Sharpe, Florence + The Machine), Dan Auerbach and Peter Sabak. Features an all-star cast of musicians, including Booker T, Jimbo Mathus and more.1. Workin' Woman Blues
2. Somebody To Love
3. The Hour
4. Twined and Twisted
5. Wanna Be On Your Mind
6. Tennessee Time
7. Pushin' Against a Stone
8. Trials, Troubles, Tribulations
9. You Can't Be Told
11. On My Way$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SONM-RCA-38215xNothing But Thieves
Nothing But ThievesCritically acclaimed UK based band, Nothing But Thieves release their self-titled debut album.
Nothing But Thieves consists of singer Conor Mason, guitarists Joe Lagridge-Brown and Dom Craik, bassist Philip Blake, and drummer James Price. Recorded with producer Julian Emery (Lissie) and mixed by Cenzo Townshend (Maccabees, U2, Florence & The Machine, Thirty Seconds To Mars) and Adam Noble (Placebo, Don Broco, Kids In Glass Houses).
The first single, Trip Switch has racked up over 1 million views on VEVO and is currently in the top 10 at SiriusXM's Alt Nation. All Things Loud declared, Nothing But Thieves will undoubtedly be selling out stadiums in five years' time." Nothing But Thieves has also landed on 'Best New Artist' lists of iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, MTV and Radio X, to name a few.1. Excuse Me
2. Ban All the Music
3. Wake Up Call
5. If I Get High
6. Graveyard Whistling
8. Trip Switch
9. Lover, Please Stay
10. Drawing Pins
12. Tempt You (Evocatio)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Truth Is A Beautiful ThingTruth Is A Beautiful Thing is the stunning new album from acclaimed British trio London Grammar, and the follow-up to their debut album If You Wait, which has sold almost 2 million copies worldwide.
Truth Is A Beautiful Thing was written by Hannah Reid, Dominic 'Dot' Major, and Dan Rothman - who poured their experiences from 30 months on the road into the new material. The album features production from Oscar-winning songsmith Paul Epworth (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Bloc Party), Mercury nominated Jon Hopkins (Coldplay, Brian Eno, King Creosote) and Greg Kurstin (Adele, Sia, Beck), Tim Bran (La Roux, The Verve) and Roy Kerr (Birdy, James) who also worked on the band's debut, If You Wait.1. Rooting For You
2. Big Picture
3. Wild Eyed
4. Oh Woman Oh Man
5. Hell To The Liars
6. Everyone Else
7. Non Believer
8. Bones Of Ribbon
9. Who Am I
10. Leave The War With Me
11. Truth Is A Beautiful Thing$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Music Is Painting In The Air 1974-1977Music Is Painting In the Air is a collection of new mixes and unheard music from Sensations' Fix's prolific output between 1974 and 1977. Revered as one of the great articulations of progressive music, Music Is Painting In the Air offers guide posts to those familiar with Sensations' Fix's amorphous catalog and an approachable primer to those just journeying on the sensational trip.
The story of Sensations' Fix begins - and never quite ends - with Franco Falsini. Born in Florence, Italy in 1948, Falsini became a teenage rock 'n' roll convert through a steady supply of 45s sent home by his London-based sister. Following his sister's footsteps to swinging 60s London, Falsini put his love of music into practice, fronting a space blues trio that riffed its way from the UK back to Italy in a Ford Transit.
Falsini became smitten by Vinnie Sherman, an American woman working as a waitress at a nightclub in Florence where Falsini was holding down a residency. The newlywed lovers made their way to Alexandria, Virginia in the summer of 1969. Arriving on August 15th, the first day of Woodstock, a spirit of freedom filled Falsini and fueled his creative proclivity.
Falsini blazed a trail for home recording that has impressed upon inward resourcing and reflecting musicians and DIY enthusiasts in the decades since. A technology stalwart, Falsini employed a floor model MiniMoog and a tricked-out Teac 4-track machine to transform the Virginia basement of the house shared with Sherman into a cosmic conduit and launch pad for Sensations' Fix.
The reach for space from a personal place is nowhere more apparent than on Fragments of Light, early basement recordings solicited by Falsini as deal demos and surprisingly flipped into the first of six Sensations' Fix albums released over the next five years. The up-close fidelity of Fragments - coupled with Falsini's emotive guitar leads and sparse, sentimental vocals - creates a private quality that separates the album from other extravagant progressive rock productions contemporary to its 1974 release.
Relocating back to Italy on the heels of Fragments' release, Falsini, alongside drummer Keith Edwards and bassist Richard Ursillo (both American expats), charged through another two Sensations' Fix albums, Portable Madness in 1974 and Finest Finger in 1976, and a stunning solo album Cold Nose (Naso Fredo) in 1975. Without marketing or tour support to expose Sensations' Fix to a wider European audience, Falsini and his band of psychedelic renegades left Italy for the golden shores of California and their possible salvation. In 1977, Sensations' Fix released Vision's Fugitive on an independent label and fulfilled their major label obligation shortly after with Boxes Paradise.
Falsini spent the next couple decades between New York City and Paris, creatively contentedly creating above par electro-pop (The Antennas) before returning to Florence to launch the Interactive Test dance music label. Meanwhile, the legend of Sensations' Fix grew. On his 2002 album, The Private Press, DJ Shadow sampled from two Sensations' Fix songs. More recently, Sonic Youth curated a career retrospective titled Sensational Fix at Life Gallery in Saint-Nazaire France.
For Music is Painting in the Air, Falsini and his son Jeyon set forth on a year-long voyage to restore and revisit the original Sensations' Fix analog tapes. Honoring Falsini's tradition of autonomy, this collection, as with the majority of the Sensations' Fix catalog, was mixed solely by Falsini. The sequence is chronologically defiant, encouraging the listener to free associate the recurring themes' origins and immerse in the body of music as its own universe.
Once this celestial body suit is occupied, it becomes apparent why the forward-thinking yet emotionally-accessible quality of Sensations' Fix's music is still finding the universal audience for which its intended. Falsini's disregard for time and insistence on reinvention provides an infinite reach for his music. The end-goal was seemingly unmarketable by the industry then, but perfectly harmonious with a culture constantly evolving now.LP1
1. Barnhause Effect
2. Cold Nose Part 3, 4th Movement
3. Leave My Chemistry
5. Grow On You
6. Scraping Delay
7. Warped Notions Of A Practical Joke (Instrumental)
8. Dark Side of Religion
9. Cosmic Saudade
10. Cold Nose Part 3, Movement 2
11. Fragments of Light
12. Into The Memory
1. Cold Nose Part 3, Movement 5
2. C'e Nessuno
4. Moving Particles
5. Cold Nose Part 3, Movement 3
6. Music Is Painting
7. Left Side Of Green
8. Chelsea Hotel (Room 625)
9. Fix A Water Fountain (Instrumental)
10. Leave My Chemistry
11. Overflowing Ashtrays
13. Cold Nose Story
14. Slow Motion Movie
15. Fortune Teller
16. Fortune Teller Coda$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Days Are GoneDays Are Gone is the debut album from indie-rock outfit/sisters Haim.
Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Vampire Weekend) and James Ford (Florence and the Machine, Arctic Monkeys), Days Are Gone is an album years in the making. Since their first show as a group, which took place on July 7th, 2007, Haim have been gigging extensively. The first five years we just played every show we could play in L.A., Alana recalls. All we wanted to do was play. Then finally we realized we were playing too much. The sisters credit Casablancas specifcially for advising them that playing too many live shows is not the answer. To that end, the girls have now been more selective when lining up future tours. Still, as Alana explains, it was hard to turn down opening-slot offers from groups they love, specifically Florence and the Machine and Mumford & Sons. They take care of me like I'm their little sister, Alana says of the Mumfords, with whom Haim again will be playing support for later this year.
Ask the girls to describe specific tracks on Days Are Gone and they quickly fire back: If I told you I'd have to kill you, Este deadpans. Wait, really? No clues at all? The thing is, she explains, you can ask me anything about anything and I'll tell you except for our music. The record is something we're tight-lipped about. Haim do reveal that the album contains a healthy dose of the songs they've been playing in their live sets - "Falling," "Forever," "Don't Save Me" - in addition to, as Alana says, a lot of new jams. What little they'll reveal about the new material is that the album's title track was co-written with Jessie Ware and Kid Harpoon.
Rolling Stone had a chance to take the new album for a spin, however. And it's every bit worth the wait. There's palpable maturity in the lyrics: On If I Could Change Your Mind, Danielle is a self-admitted newbie at the whole love thing (I've never done this before/drove a million miles/back when you were mine/I was too young to know you were the one to find); later she's brushing off a former lover on Honey & I, then flat-out giving dude the cold shoulder (Honey, I'm not your honey-pie,) over a ripping electric guitar lick and a bass wobble generally reserved for sweaty dance clubs on the pop-friendly My Song 5. Sonically, the LP is a highly textural affair, from the 8-bit keyboard clatter on the title track to the lush, Eighties-style synths that sizzle throughout Running If You Call My Name.
- Dan Hyman (Rolling Stone)1. Falling
3. The Wire
4. If I Could Change Your Mind
5. Honey & I
6. Don't Save Me
7. Days Are Gone
8. My Song 5
9. Go Slow
10. Let Me Go
11. Running If You Call My Name$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
RemixedThe neo-synth pop group Bastille were formed in London, England in 2010. Originally the solo project of singer/songwriter Dan Smith, Bastille expanded to a quartet after he decided to form a band and got some of his friends involved. The band attracted a lot of attention after putting a few tracks online, leading to support slots at major U.K. festivals like Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight. While their lush, heavily '80s-inspired melodies, anthemic choruses, and literate, emotionally raw lyrics, delivered in Smith's swooping voice, undoubtedly appealed to kids weaned on the sounds of La Roux and Florence + the Machine, at least part of the hype was due to the flagrantly copyright-breaching videos that Smith, an ardent film buff, edited together out of footage from old movies like Terrence Malick's Badlands. Eventually they secured a deal with hip indie label Young and Lost Club and released their debut 7" single, Flaws/Icarus, in July 2011. This was followed later that year by Laura Palmer EP, named for the teenaged murder victim in David Lynch's cult '90s TV series Twin Peaks; the creepy accompanying video for the track "Overjoyed" was also heavily inspired by the series. The group returned in 2013 with their debut album Bad Blood.
~ John D. Buchanan, Rovi1. Bad Blood (MelÉ Remix)
2. Overjoyed (Distance Remix)
3. Pompeii (Kat Krazy Remix)
4. Laura Palmer (RAC Mix)
5. Things We Lost In the Fire (beGun Remix)
6. Flaws (Russ Chimes Remix)
7. Bad Blood (feat. F Stokes & Kenzie May) [F*U*G*Z Remix]
8. Overjoyed (Yeasayer Remix)
9. Pompeii (Tyde Remix)
10. Laura Palmer (Abbey Road Sessions)$10.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Citizen ZombiePost punk provocateurs The Pop Group, one of the most wildly innovative and barrier-shattering bands to emerge from the late '70s era are set to release their first studio recording in 35 years. The album 'Citizen Zombie' has been produced by one of the biggest names in commercial pop music, multi Grammy and Academy Award winner Paul Epworth (Adele, U2, Florence & The Machine). The album, features original members Mark Stewart (lyrics / vocals), Gareth Sager (guitar), Dan Catsis (bass), and Bruce Smith (drums).The announcement of the new album has been received with great enthusiasm from major music sites across the globe, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Noisey to name a few. Rolling Stone recently featured The Oral History of The Pop Group, citing the band as inspiration for everyone from Nick Cave to Nine Inch Nails, and going on to say:" They paved the way for Fugazi's politicized dissonance, Massive Attack and Nine Inch Nails' larger-than-life soundscapes, and the dancefloor-friendly art-rock moves of contemporary bands like Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Liars."1. Citizen Zombie
2. Mad Truth
3. Nowhere Girl
4. Shadow Child
5. The Immaculate Deception
7. Box 9
9. St. Outrageous
10. Age Of Miracles
11. Echelon$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In ColourJamie xx will release his debut album In Colour on Young
Turks. The eleven track LP includes previous releases "Girl" and "Sleep
Sound" as well as forthcoming single "Loud Places," which features vocals
from Romy Madley Croft.
The release of In Colour comes on the back of an incredible six year
creative period for Jamie xx, which has seen him alternate effortlessly between
his role as founding member and producer of The xx, and creator
of more electronic and club orientated music as Jamie xx. A string
of acclaimed productions in recent years including debut solo single "Far
Nearer," remixes for the likes of Adele, Radiohead and Florence & The
Machine, production work for Drake and Alicia Keys plus We're New
Here - Jamie's seminal reworking of Gil Scott-Heron's final studio album -
hinted at what was to come.
With In Colour - a bold, celebratory, emotional record that features collaborations
with The xx band mates Romy Madley Croft ("Seesaw" and
"Loud Places") and Oliver Sim ("Stranger In A Room"), Young Thug and
Popcaan ("Good Times") and Four Tet ("Seesaw") - Jamie delivers his
definitive artistic statement.1, Gosh
2. Sleep Sound
3. SeeSaw (feat. Romy)
5. Just Saying
6. Stranger In A Room (feat. Oliver Sim)
7. Hold Tight
8. Loud Places (feat. Romy)
9. I Know There's Gonna Be (Good Times) (feat. Young Thug & Popcaan)
10. The Rest Is Noise
11. Girl$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jump On BoardTexas are back with 'Jump On Board', a glorious new album from one of Britain's best-loved bands. Now signed to BMG, Texas have made an absolute pop classic boasting the back to the dance floor first single 'Let's Work It Out' and the stone cold smash hit 'Tell That Girl'.
Written and produced by Texas stalwarts Johnny McElhone and Sharleen Spiteri, in London and Glasgow, and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Florence & The Machine, Noel Gallagher),'Jump On Board' is guaranteed to turn any dark skies blue. It's the perfect antidote to these worrying times and will put a big smile back on your face.
"When music's in your DNA, what's gone in will come back out," Sharleen Spiteri says. "'Jump On Board' has references of course, but it's an up-front, modern-sounding record."
'Jump on Board' is the first new Texas studio album since 'The Conversation' in 2013. Having sold over 35 million records with 3 number one albums, 7 top ten albums and 13 top ten singles, 'Jump On Board' looks set to reignite their flame.
"We feel refreshed," Sharleen admits. "We definitely had a great time making this record. It's time to jig it all up. It's like a new beginning. This is the next part of our story, and we're loving it."
With songs as strong as the ten tracks on 'Jump On Board', who are we to argue?1. Let's Work It Out
2. Can't Control
3. For Everything
4. It Was Up To You
5. Tell That Girl
6. Sending A Message
7. Great Romances
8. Won't Let You Down
10. Round The World$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now