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Flower BoyFlower Boy is the fourth studio album by American rapper Tyler, The Creator. The album, which is his first under a major record label, is set for release on vinyl via Columbia Records. Although the album's production was handled entirely by Tyler, The Creator himself, it features guest vocals from a range of artists, including Frank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Anna of the North, Lil Wayne, Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy, Estelle, Jaden Smith and Rex Orange County. The album has received widespread acclaim from critics and debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200.
Flower Boy features the four singles: Who Dat Boy / 911, Boredom, I Ain't Got Time! and See You Again.LP 1
1. Foreword (feat. Rex Orange County)
2. Where This Flower Blooms (feat. Frank Ocean)
4. See You Again (feat. Kali Uchis)
5. Who Dat Boy (feat. ASAP Rocky)
6. Pothole (feat. Jaden Smith)
7. Garden Shed (feat. Estelle)
1. Boredom (feat. Rex Orange County and Anna of the North)
2. I Ain't Got Time!
3. 911 / Mr. Lonely (feat. Frank Ocean and Steve Lacy)
4. Droppin' Seeds (feat. Lil Wayne)
7. Enjoy Right Now, Today$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Jacuzzi BoysMiami FLA's always colorful, never dull, Jacuzzi Boys have created another sonic masterpiece to add to their astonishing catalogue of pop, glam, double-hubble rock!
Jacuzzi Boys lp opener Be My Prism pops and sizzles while tracks like Double Vision, Dust, and Domino Moon excite the night until you see the sunlight. Black Gloves provides a cool bedroom breeze while flowers melt when they hear the goregeous album stand out Heavy Horse. File under: RIGHTEOUS1. Be My Prism
2. Black Gloves
3. Double Vision
6. Over the Zoom
8. Heavy Horse
10. Domino Moon
11. Ultraglide$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Something SpecialThe three years spent on MGM Records between 1966 and 1968 were golden ones for Lee Hazlewood. He spent them working with his muse, Suzi Jane Hokom, writing a still-unreleased book, The Quiet Revenge of Elmo Furback, competing with Phil Spector from their respective studios, and coming up with the formula for the boy/girl" songs for which he'd become famous. In fact, the unflattering portrait on the cover of Something Special did little to hint at how hip this late-flowering talent (he was in his late 30s when "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" made him a star songwriter) had become.
The common strand on the MGM trilogy is one of the unexpected happening. They were an ill fit for a major label-experimental, difficult to pigeonhole, and unpredictable. Those descriptors apply nowhere more aptly than Something Special. Where 1966's The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood and 1967's Lee Hazlewoodism: Its Cause And Cure had employed an arranger, Billy Strange, and a full orchestra, Something Special stripped things back and brought in a flavor of jazz and blues, complete with gravelly-voiced scatting courtesy of collaborator Don Randi. This sat alongside tracks like "Little War" and "Hands," the kind of late night, acoustic balladeering Hazlewood would later seize for his career-highlight LP, Requiem For An Almost Lady. The sound was that of a stripped-down nightclub jazz/blues/folk combo, fully rejecting the psychedelic music going on all over the world.
The album made clear that forging a career as a serious star was not at the top of Hazlewood's agenda, and at the third opportunity, he'd let the listener in on the joke. Tellingly, Hokom recalls Hazlewood saying the MGM albums were his "expensive demos. I'm sure that MGM thought that they would be successful." Little chance of that with Something Special -it was originally released only in Germany. The same year, Hazlewood founded the LHI imprint, and began building his own empire, one we've been lovingly archiving for the past few years. We now present this missing link in the story, three albums that generated some of Hazlewood's best-and most varied-work.1. Shades
2. This Town
4. Stone Cold Blues
5. Little War
6. Them Girls
7. Fort Worth
9. Mannford, Oklahoma
10. Summer Night
11. Moochie Ladeux*
12. The Lone Ranger Ain t My Friend Anymore*$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Foil DeerSpeedy Ortiz said they would get the flowers themselves. What a lark! What a plunge!
When considering Massachusetts' Speedy Ortiz, that line from Virginia Woolf comes to mind. Not only for the obvious echoes to DIY, a form and function that's characterized the band's nascency, but in the proto-feminist undertones driving much of their sophomore album, Foil Deer. "I'm not bossy, I'm the boss," Sadie Dupuis sings on "Raising the Skate," invoking in spirit one half of the Carter-Knowles clan and echoing the other's wordplay. And wordplay makes sense, considering Dupuis-the band's songwriter, guitarist, and frontwoman-spent the band's first few years teaching writing at UMass Amherst. She's drawn to the dense complexity of Pynchon, the dreamlike geometry of Bolaño, the confounded yearning of Plath-all attributes you could easily apply to the band's 2013 debut Major Arcana, which fans and press alike have invested with a sense of purpose and merit uncommon in contemporary guitar rock.
The group, including Mike Falcone on drums, Darl Ferm on bass, and new addition Devin McKnight of Grass is Green on guitar, have spent the last year on an almost endless cross-continental touring jag, tagging along with the likes of The Breeders, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, and Thurston Moore. That shift into full-time musicianship brought with it an attendant reordering of priorities when it came to songwriting, and the band members' lives in general. They would get the damn flowers themselves.
Dupuis wrote much of Foil Deer at her mother's home in the Connecticut woods, where the songwriter imposed a self-regulated exile and physical cleansing of sorts, finding that many of the songs came to her while running or swimming alone. "I gave up wasting mental energy on people who didn't have my back," she says. "Listening to our old records, I get the sense I was putting myself in horrible situations just to write sad songs. This music isn't coming from a dark place, and without slipping into self-empowerment jargon, it feels stronger." Many of the songs deal with a similar sense of starting over, editing out the unnecessary drama. "Boys be sensitive and girls be, be aggressive," she sings on "Mister Difficult."
And while their debut album was recorded on the fly, Speedy Ortiz spent almost a month in the studio on Foil Deer. Falcone's drums are taut, mechanistic; Ferm's bass ranges from the aggressive rattle of an AmRep classic to smoother, hip-hop inspired lines. McKnight, meanwhile, lends spacier, textural riffs to complement Dupuis' wiry, melody-driven guitar style. "The demos for our songs have always had tons of small details and production experimentation, but we never had any money to pay for more than a couple days in the studio, so the songs came out very live-sounding and guitar heavy," Dupuis says. It was recorded and mixed at Brooklyn's Rare Book Room with Nicolas Vernhes (Silver Jews, Enon, Deerhunter), with the record mastered by Emily Lazar (Sia, Haim, Beauty Pill), lending a more polished sound and a pop sensibility that will stand out to existing fans and new converts alike. For all the lyrical complexity and guitar-based excursions Speedy Ortiz have built their reputation on to this point, Foil Deer has a sense of light-footed fun. What's the point of doing things yourself if you're not going to enjoy the trip?1. Good Neck
2. Raising the Skate
3. The Graduates
4. Dot X
7. Swell Content
9. My Dead Girl
11. Mister Difficult
12. Dvrk Wvrld$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of Mountain
The Mountain 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues On Friday Music!
The Legendary Greatest Hits ..First Time On Audiophile Vinyl!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios.
Manufactured By R.T.I.
In 1973, the good folks at Windfall and Columbia Records compiled
an amazing overview of Mountain's most memorable and fan driven
favorites simply titled The Best Of Mountain. This collection featured the
brilliant lead vocals and dangerous guitar work of Leslie West, the sorely
missed bass guitar, lead vocals and production of Felix Pappalardi (Cream),
the driving keyboards of Steve Knight and the heavy metal drums of Corky
This mammoth collection had something for every one of its devoted
fans as it culled tracks not only from the band's output on Windfall like their
earth shattering smashes Mississippi Queen and Nantucket Sleighride, but
it also included the rare LP edit version of Roll Over Beethoven. Therefore,
a good majority of the hits and definitive Mountain tracks are included on
this career overview of songs which will forever stand the test of heavy metal
Their most familiar songs from Climbing!, Flowers Of Evil and
Nantucket Sleighride are featured with hard rockers like Never In My Life,
Don't Look Around and Crossroader. Plus even more Mountain classics are
included like Tanuta, The Animal Trainer And The Toad and The Boys In The
The hard rocking progressive sound of Mountain is also highlighted
with massive hits like their definitive interpretation of Jack Bruce & Pete
Brown's Theme For An Imaginary Western and their stellar tribute to the
Woodstock nation with the legendary For Yasgur's Farm.
The music of Mountain has made them one of the most loved bands
of all time. Even to this day, their concerts are important events worldwide,
their albums and songs are of legendary proportion, and the undying energy
between each of its individual members is second to no one.
Friday Music is honored once again to announce another installment
to our beloved Mountain/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series
with the first time HQ vinyl release of The Best Of Mountain. This audiophile
event is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and features all of the original
Windfall Records versions of their finest recordings ever.
For this special 40th Anniversary limited edition release, we are also
including for the first time in four decades, the original alternate front cover
LP gatefold artwork not seen in years, which will truly enhance your hours
of listening enjoyment. And as always, we include a protective vinyl sleeve
for the fine album cover and poly-lined sleeve for the audiophile vinyl disc to
help keep your musical investment in mint shape.
The Best Of Mountain ..Relive your favorite hard rock moments
once again with Leslie, Felix, Corky and Steve . now an audiophile vinyl
reality .from your friends at Friday Music.1. Never in My Life
2. Taunta (Sammy's Tune)
3. Nantucket Sleighride (To Owen Coffin)
4. Roll Over Beethoven
5. For Yasgur's Farm
6. The Animal Trainer and the Toad
7. Mississippi Queen
8. King's Chorale
9. Boys in the Band
10. Don't Look Around
11. Theme for an Imaginary Western
12. Crossroader$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now