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  • Long Players 92-99 (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) Long Players 92-99 (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Long Players 92-99 (Box Set) (Awaiting Repress)

    Limited To 1000 Copies


    Pressed By Gotta Groove On 150 Gram Vinyl


    Contains 5 Original LPs Released From 1992-1999


    Includes An Additional "Rarities" LP Only Available With This Box Set


    In 1992, Dean Wareham followed the posthumous buzz of Galaxie 500 by forming a new band: Luna. Initially joined by Justin Harwood (of the Chills) and Stanley Demeski (of the Feelies), the group went on to sign to Warner Brothers sub-label Elektra, tour with the Velvet Underground, collaborate with Tom Verlaine and Sterling Morrison and ultimately release five stunning albums over the course of the 90s.


    Deemed "the best band you've never heard of" by Rolling Stone, Luna remained under the radar for most of their career despite gathering a rabid cult following. It's not hard to see why this is the case, as the three albums featuring the original lineup (plus guitarist Sean Eden on the latter two) act as a perfect synthesis of the members past bands, blending the simplicity of Galaxie, the heavenly pop melodies of the Chills and the quick and intensely precise drumming of the Feelies into one fluid package. This is particularly evident on 1995's fan-favorite Penthouse, in which the band created a masterpiece of lush, late night music that's now considered one of the best of the 90s.


    Following Penthouse, the band saw the replacement of Stanley with Lee Wall on drums but no slump in quality. The psychedelic textures of 1997's Pup Tent and the clean and beautiful pop of 1999's Days of Our Nights proved that Luna was a consistently reliable band and not one that would wane with age. Elektra didn't feel the same way, though, and eventually decided not to release Days of Our Nights after paying for the recording.


    This box set gathers together those five albums from the 90s as well as a compilation of demos and B-sides recorded contemporaneously, all housed in a beautiful textured canvas box. Accompanying the records is a 12" x 12" book featuring archival imagery, an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by Noah Baumbach and an oral history with the band and their producers. As the majority of these records were never released on vinyl outside of limited pressings, this is a boon to longtime fans and new listeners alike.

    LP 1: Lunapark (1992)
    1. Slide
    2. Anesthesia
    3. Slash Your Tires
    4. Crazy People
    5. Time
    6. Smile
    7. I Can't Wait
    8. Hey Sister
    9. I Want Everything
    10. Time To Quit
    11. Goodbye
    12. We're Both Confused


    LP 2: Bewitched (1994)
    1. California (All The Way)
    2. Tiger Lily
    3. Friendly Advice
    4. Bewitched
    5. This Time Around
    6. Great Jones Street
    7. Going Home
    8. Into The Fold
    9. I Know You Tried
    10. Sleeping Pill


    LP 3: Penthouse (1995)
    1. Chinatown
    2. Sideshow By The Seashore
    3. Moon Palace
    4. Double Feature
    5. 23 Minutes in Brussels
    6. Lost in Space
    7. Rhythm King
    8 .Kalamazoo
    9. Hedgehog
    10. Freakin' And Peakin'


    LP 4: Pup Tent (1997)
    1. Ihop
    2. Beautiful View
    3. Pup Tent
    4. Bobby Peru
    5. Beggar's Bliss
    6. Tracy I Love You
    7. Whispers
    8. City Kitty
    9. The Creeps
    10. Fuzzy Wuzzy


    LP 5: The Days of Our Nights (1999)
    1. Dear Diary
    2. Hello, Little One
    3. The Old Fashioned Way
    4. Four Thousand Days
    5. Seven Steps To Satan
    6. Superfreaky Memories
    7. Math Wiz
    8. Words Without Wrinkles
    9. The Rustler
    10. U.S. Out Of My Pants!
    11. The Slow Song
    12. Sweet Child O' Mine


    LP 6: Rarities
    1. Egg Nog
    2. Indian Summer
    3. Ride Into The Sun
    4. That's What You Always Say
    5. Anesthesia (Demo)
    6. In The Flesh
    7. Bonnie And Clyde
    8. I Know You Tried (Demo)
    9. Roll In The Sand
    10. Dear Paulina

    Luna
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  • 1001 Nights Limited 1001 Nights Limited Quick View

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    1001 Nights Limited


    1001 Nights is a comprehensive anthology of the ethereal Damon and Naomi featuring videos and live performances by the duo from 2001 through 2009. This road trip through the decade includes live footage of Damon and Naomi and friends they met up with along the way including: Ghost, The Clientele and Richard Youngs. Damon and Naomi curated 1001 Nights and included a rare live version of Blue Thunder that was originally performed by their legendary previous band-Galaxie 500.Limited Edition includes: Damon & Naomi: Live in San Sebastian.

    1. Judah and the Maccabees
    2. The New World
    3. Eye of the Storm
    4. Song to the Siren
    5. The Navigator
    6. The Great Wall
    7. I Dreamed of the Caucasus
    8. New York City
    9. Tanka
    10. Turn of the Century
    11. Love
    Damon And Naomi
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    Dark Star Soundtrack


    Limited Edition Vinyl + 7 EP Pressed On ALIEN RED Wax


    Limited To 500


    Dark Star (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Extended & Remastered). Music composed by John Carpenter


    WRWTFWW Records is ecstatic to bring back the original motion picture soundtrack for John Carpenter's Dark Star (1974) with added bonuses that are sure to satisfy all cult sci-fi soundtrack completists of the galaxy (and further).


    This limited edition double vinyl combo comes with a 12 and a 7. The former is a remastered version of the original motion picture soundtrack consisting of incidental music, sound effects, John Carpenter's synth experimentations, dialogue excerpts, and vintage interferences extracted directly from the film roll.


    The 7 is red with a yellow label circled in black (in pure beachball alien fashion) and contains "Ode to a Bell Jar" remade by loyal Carpenter collaborator Alan Howarth (Escape from New York, Christine, Big Trouble in Little China, They Live ), the fan favorite "Benson Arizona" remade by Dominik Hauser, the very sought-after "When Twilight Falls on NGC 891" by Martin Segundo & the Scintilla Strings (in the real world *James Clarke's Spring Bossa), as well as endless loops of sound effects from the movie to turn your house into your very own scout ship. Oh and there is a very secret hidden bonus track too!


    It all comes in slick thermostellar triggering packaging with a brand new artwork and invisible hyperdrive electronics - the best way to relive the Dark Star adventure and celebrate John Carpenter's first directorial feature film released in 1974 and co-written by (and starring!) all around legend Dan O'Bannon (Alien, Lifeforce, The Return of the Living Dead). Let there be light!


    - The most comprehensive vinyl edition of the original motion picture soundtrack for John Carpenter's first feature film, Dark Star (1974). - For the fans of John Carpenter, sci-fi movie soundtracks, electronic experimentations, and strange vinyl releases. Also, for surfers. - Includes the sought-after "When Twilight Falls on NGC 891" by Martin Segundo & the Scintilla Strings, for the first time ever on a John Carpenter-related release.

    LP:
    1. Music, Sound Effects and Dialogue Excerpts Part 1 (Remastered)
    2. Music, Sound Effects and Dialogue Excerpts Part 2 (Remastered)


    7'':
    1. Martin Segundo and the Scintilla Strings - When Twilight Falls on NGC 891
    2. Alan Howarth - Doolittle's Solo (Remake)
    3. Loop #1
    4. Loop #2
    5. Dominik Hauser - Benson Arizona (Remake)
    6. Very secret hidden bonus track
    7. Loop #3
    8. Loop #4

    John Carpenter
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    Litmus

    The Anthology Surf Archive series proudly presents the twentieth anniversary edition of the soundtrack to Andrew Kidman's groundbreaking 1996 film, Litmus. Contributions from Galaxie 500, Yothu Yindi and The Screaming Orphans accompanied by a distinctly 90s slacker score from Kidman's The Val Dusty Experiment have earned the soundtrack a mythos within and outside of the surf circuit.
    1. Rain - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    2. Wayne Lynch Quote - By Wayne Lynch
    3. Gapu - By Yothu Yindi
    4. Listen the Snow is Falling - By Galaxie 500
    5. Derek Hynd Quote - By Derek Hynd
    6. Mo Walker - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    7. Cow - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    8. Time - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    9. Black is the Colour - By The Screaming Orphans
    10. Joel Fitzgerald Quote - By Joel Fitzgerald
    11. Green Hornet - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    12. Fire Jam - By Tom Curren
    13. Elizabeth - By Rosie Sutherland
    14. Dump Swimming - By Jon Frank and The Val Dusty Experiment
    15. Hawaiian Surf Forecast - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    16. Riding the Wind - By Kevin Baker and The Val Dusty Experiment
    Andrew Kidman
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  • On The Wreath On The Wreath Quick View

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    On The Wreath

    International debut album from Tucson, Arizona based Andrew Collberg. The Swedish born guitarist and singer is truly of the most gifted songwriters since Elliot Smith and Badly Drawn Boy. On The Wreath is a stunning album somewhere in between Swedish pop like Kings of Convenience or The Cardigans and The Go-Betweens, Galaxie 500, The Kinks or Bob Dylan. Produced by Nick Luna (Iron & Wine, Calexico and Robyn Hitchcock).
    1. Clouds of All Your Rain
    2. Clementine
    3. To the Road
    4. Wait Inside
    5. Plastic Bows
    6. Garbage Day
    7. Bare Back Bones
    8. The Tide Below
    9. Man in the Moose Suit
    10. On Why
    11. Make It Right
    Andrew Collberg
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    Falling

    Recorded at Olympia's Dub Narcotic Studios, and mastered by KRAMER (Galaxy 500, Daniel Johnston, etc), Falling is the second full-length LP from Seapony.


    It is an album primed for autumnal enjoyment, handily conjuring the placid atmosphere of a Northwest summer's twilight days. While remaining a record of disarming grace, Falling injects palpable rock energy into Seapony's patented sun-kissed sound.


    Recorded with precision and careful thought, Falling is complex, yet simple pop music to fall in or out of love to!


     

    1. Outside

    2. Tell Me So

    3. What You Wanted
    4. Follow

    5. Be Alone
    6. No One Will

    7. Never Be

    8. Sunlight
    9. Prove to Me

    10. Fall Apart
    11. See Me Cry

    12. Nothing Left
    Seapony
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    Good News (Discontinued)

    Good News is the first full-length from Withered Hand. The album was funded by the Scottish Arts Council, recorded by Pete Harvey (The Leg) and produced by cult indie rock hero Kramer (Low/ Galaxie 500/Daniel Johnston).
    1. Providence
    2. Cornflake
    3. Love In The Time of Ecstacy
    4. Joy
    5. New Dawn
    6. Religious Songs
    7. No Cigarettes
    8. I Am Nothing
    9. Hard On
    10. For The Maudlin
    Withered Hand
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    Amplifying Host

    Amplifying Host finds Richard Youngs wandering the guitar desert somewhere between Ry Cooders Paris, Texas score and Neil Youngs work on Dead Man. Yet, the randomly determined chord movements and Youngs stretched-out vocal passes across the record are, perhaps, more akin to Jandeks Six And Six, here, removed from its gauze and dipped in a dark gold. When Youngs bends strings in this anglo-americana vision, its like hes bending spoons.


    For more than 20 years, the UKs Richard Youngs has been at the forefront of progressive minimalism, through solo home recording projects and collaborations with the likes of Simon Wickham-Smith and Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple). Leaving a very human fingerprint on even the most far-reaching experimentations, Youngs has built an extensive, intriguing catalog that just begs one to go deep.


    Youngs is joined on Amplifying Host by Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon and Naomi), whose subtle, free-form drums sizzle and scatter around Youngs lunar dust bowl compositions.

    1. Furrows Again

    2. Too Strong for the Power
    3. Tessellations
    4. Holding onto the Sea
    5. A Hole in the Earth
    6. This is the Music
    Richard Youngs
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  • Lunafied (Pre-Order) Lunafied (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Lunafied (Pre-Order)


    Includes All Elektra-Era Cover-songs, Many Unreleased On Vinyl


    Includes Many Out Of Print And Rare Tracks


    Sourced From The Original Masters With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Studio


    Pressed On 180g Colored Vinyl At Record Industry In The Netherlands


    Each 2 LP Set Comes Numbered And Strictly Limited


    American indie-pop band Luna originally formed in 1991 by singer/guitarist Dean Wareham
    after the breakup of Galaxie 500. After Wareham quit Galaxie 500 he signed a demo deal
    with Elektra Records, then recruited Justin Harwood from the Chills and Stanley Demeski of
    the Feelies, and this line up recorded their debut, Lunapark. After the album's release, Sean
    Eden was recruited on guitar and the four piece recorded a number of cover versions that
    would become the Slide EP and then toured the U.S. This began the band's association with
    successfully recording and playing cover songs.


    In 1993, the band supported the reformed Velvet Underground on their European tour, after which they recorded their second album.
    Bewitched was recorded in NY, released in '94 and included Velvet Underground guitarist
    Sterling Morrison on two tracks. In 1995, the band went into Sorcerer Sound Studio with
    producer Pat McCarthy to record their third album, Penthouse. The album featured Television
    guitarist Tom Verlaine on the tracks, "Moon Palace," and "23 Minutes in Brussels." The
    album was released to critical acclaim, with Rolling Stone declaring it one of the essential
    albums of the '90s. The album featured a cover of Serge Gainsbourg's "Bonnie and Clyde"
    as a hidden track and featured Dean in a duet with Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab. "Bonnie and
    Clyde" was released as a single in the UK and named Melody Maker single of the week. Pup
    Tent followed in '97.


    In 1999, the band recorded The Days Of Our Nights for Elektra, but the
    label declined the album and dropped the band over commercial concerns. The record was
    eventually released on Jericho in the U.S. and prior to the album's release, Justin Harwood
    left to be replaced by Britta Phillips. After releasing Luna Live in 2001, Romantica in 2002
    and Rendezvous in 2004 with their new line-up, the band announced their final tour at the
    time, disbanding after a show at the Bowery Ballroom in February of 2005. Dean Wareham
    and Britta Phillips continued as the duo Dean & Britta. In 2014, Dean announced that Luna
    would reunite for a tour of Spain in 2015, to be followed by US dates.

    In 2017 they recorded
    two new releases, a new covers LP called A Sentimental Journey and a 6-song instrumental
    EP, A Place Of Greater Safety.


    This brand new ROG collection of Elektra-era cover songs includes rare and out of print tracks
    that have never been released or collected on full length vinyl. With new packaging design by
    Frank Olinsky and updated audio fidelity, it's a dream come true for Luna collectors.

    LP 1
    1. Bonnie and Clyde (Clyde Barrow version)
    2. Indian Summer
    3. Ride Into the Sun
    4. That's What You Always Say
    5. In The Flesh
    6. Dream Baby Dream
    7. Season Of The Witch
    8. Thank You For Sending Me An Angel
    9. No Regrets


    LP 2
    1. Outdoor Miner
    2. Happy New Year
    3. Everybody's Talking
    4. Fly Into The Mystery
    5. La PoupÉe Qui Fait Non
    6. Bonnie & Clyde (Bonnie Parker Version)
    7. Jealous Guy
    8. Neon Lights
    9. Sweet Child O' Mine
    10. Only Women Bleed
    11. Dance With Me

    Luna
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Litmus / Glass Love Litmus / Glass Love Quick View

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    Litmus / Glass Love

    As part Anthology Recordings' Surf Archive series, we celebrate the soundtracks to Andrew Kidman's classic 1996 film Litmus alongside his 2006 follow up Glass Love. By the early '90s, surfing was on an upswing in popularity as professional surfers became marketable athletes. The three-fin, high performance, "thruster" shortboard was the tool of choice, lending to a fast-paced slashing style and ultimately a more aggressive "surf and destroy" movement in board culture. Litmus, Andrew Kidman's first avant-garde surf film, served as a soulful reaction to the pop-punk progression that dominated the "alternative" mainstream. Prior to filming Litmus, Kidman's band, The Val Dusty Experiment, recorded a total of thirty-five songs in one day. The outcome of the "one-and-done sessions was a lo-fi, rustic, experimental rock 'n' roll sound, adding a rough-around-the-edges ambiance to the surf scenes that span Ireland, Australia, California, and South Africa. Additional contributions from Galaxie 500, Yothu Yindi and The Screaming Orphans diversify the score. Litmus was a defining moment in surf filmmaking -- it sparked an open-minded retro-progressive movement as surfers formed a higher consciousness about the types of boards they were riding and why. Kidman released his second film, Glass Love, ten years later. As with Litmus, the music came first; Kidman felt his songwriting was ready to take on a new life. Thanks in part to Litmus, experimentation in board design progressed as surfers became more contemplative, questioning, 'is surfing art or sport?' Glass Love and its soundtrack highlights this mindset and time period, creating an extra dimension to surfing that is still prevalent today.
    Litmus
    1. Rain - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    2. Wayne Lynch Quote - By Wayne Lynch
    3. Gapu - By Yothu Yindi
    4. Listen the Snow is Falling - By Galaxie 500
    5. Derek Hynd Quote - By Derek Hynd
    6. Mo Walker - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    7. Cow - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    8. Time - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    9. Black is the Colour - By The Screaming Orphans
    10. Joel Fitzgerald Quote - By Joel Fitzgerald
    11. Green Hornet - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    12. Fire Jam - By Tom Curren
    13. Elizabeth - By Rosie Sutherland
    14. Dump Swimming - By Jon Frank and The Val Dusty Experiment
    15. Hawaiian Surf Forecast - By The Val Dusty Experiment
    16. Riding the Wind - By Kevin Baker and The Val Dusty Experiment


    Glass Love
    1. If They Only Knew
    2. Mama, You Been on My Mind
    3. Light Inside of You
    4. Moonshiner
    5. Flowers in the Wind
    6. Narrabeen
    7. The Dice Already Thrown
    8. Opus
    9. Blood on Your Shadow

    Andrew Kidman
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  • Held In Splendor Held In Splendor Quick View

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    Held In Splendor


    As warm and relaxing as falling asleep in the sun." - Stereogum


    Judging from the early glimpse, Held In Splendor benets greatly from a more focused creative process. - SPIN


    Like a dusted-off artifact from a trippier time...borrowing from junkyard blues and '60s psychedelia while still sounding like its own thing. - The Fader


    Quilt's free-falling, unltered sound is the kind you'll have a hard time getting out of your head. - Interview Magazine


    When the three members of Quilt arrived in New York City in April to begin
    the intensive recording process for their second album, the new and aptly
    named Held In Splendor, they stepped directly into spring. Anna Fox
    Rochinski, Shane Butler and John Andrews had spent much of the previous
    several months clutched away at The Puritan Garage in Boston's
    Charlestown, shielding themselves from a winter of blizzards with the haven
    of their practice space and a set of fresh songs.


    Since the release of their 2011 self-titled debut on Mexican Summer, they'd
    become more than kids just out of college. They'd become a bona de
    hard-touring band, with stories to share from the road and experiences to
    distill into the narrative of new music. Though they continued to write and
    arrange tunes together, always an essential part of Quilt's creative process,
    they brought songs to one another, too, making and modifying demo tapes
    for the rst time. No longer rookies, Quilt began to approach their music like
    a lifeline. Coming to New York, then, just as the magnolia trees bloomed
    and the season of new life began to blossom, Quilt got to work.


    Indeed, when Butler talks about recording the kaleidoscopic Held In
    Splendor, he seems to speak of an ornate children's playground. Whereas
    their rst album was made mostly for free and mostly by friends over the
    course of a year of starts and stops, in sessions that captured the early and
    elemental and exciting efforts of a band nding its footing, Quilt entered the
    proper in-house studio located beneath the Mexican Summer ofces in
    Brooklyn for this one. They'd allocated a solid month for recording, and they
    clocked full days, every day, with Woods member and producer Jarvis
    Taveniere.


    The approach was wide-open: They tuned drums and recorded the same
    song with multiple microphone set-ups. They added bass and invited friends
    who added saxophone and violin, cello and steel guitar. They built this
    album together.


    Held In Splendor is an audacious pop-rock record with cascading harmonies
    and billowing textures, punchy rhythms and snarled guitars, wonderful depth
    and resplendent peaks. "Mary Mountain" takes hazy Summer of Love
    memories on a mid-summer road trip in a gleaming muscle car. "Tired &
    Buttered" invites Booker T over for an energy-addled jam in the garage.
    "The Hollow" twinkles like Fleetwood Mac and Galaxie 500, with sweet
    singing backed by the lap steel sighs of young acoustic guitar star and
    longtime Quilt pal Daniel Bachman. Held In Splendor is an album of
    personal poetry and public questions, confessions and aspirations-really,
    these 13 tracks are their own playground, brimming with the sort of
    unapologetic energy and wonder that turns simple songs into absolute
    anthems.

    1. Arctic Shark
    2. Saturday Bride
    3. Eye of the Pearl
    4. Mary Mountain
    5. Tie Up the Tides
    6. The Hollow
    7. A Mirror
    8. Just Dust
    9. The World Is Flat
    10. Tired & Buttered
    11. Secondary Swans
    12. Talking Trains
    13. I Sleep in Nature
    Quilt
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  • Drunk Is The New Sober/Stupid Is The New Dumb Drunk Is The New Sober/Stupid Is The New Dumb Quick View

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    Drunk Is The New Sober/Stupid Is The New Dumb

    Drunk Is The New Sober and Stupid Is The New Dumb are the twin subtitles of Drunk & Stupid, Dots Will Echo's debut album on Asthmatic Kitty, but those aren't just arch witticisms, they encapsulate the apparent contradictions that power the New Jersey duo's music. The warmly weird world created by multi-instrumentalist Nick Berry and drummer Kurt Biroc seems simultaneously sacred and profane, edgy and accessible, sad and transcendently silly. What else would you expect from a group that describes itself as "dour moralizers and drunken assholes" and identifies its key influences as "A little bit The Incredible String Band, a little bit AC/DC?"



    "I can see the carnival lights from here," sings Berry in a half-crazed, half-elated tone at the beginning of the opening track, "I Like It," sounding like either a psychotic infatuated with his own attractive fantasy world or a genius inventor marveling at the luminous landscape he's created. It's up to the listener to decide which, but either way it's 100% Dots Will Echo.



    Everything on Drunk & Stupid was played by Berry and Biroc, with the basic tracks recorded in a single marathon, three-day session. "I meant this to be a very raw recording, capturing the way we sound live," says Berry, who plays everything from guitars and keyboards to Autoharp, glockenspiel, and Andean charango over the course of the album, as he and Biroc build their own beautifully ramshackle universe from the ground up before your very ears.



    "A poorly played violin can sound better than a well played piano," says Berry half-jokingly of the organic, offhand feel of the tracks. From the first moment, Drunk & Stupid makes the listener a fly on the wall for a day in the life of Dots Will Echo, with snatches of goofy studio chatter interspersed between tunes. The bit that leads into the crooked campfire singalong "I'm a Monkey" is particularly telling, as Berry spontaneously announces, "I want to try a song I dreamt the other night," Biroc disapprovingly asks, "In the studio?" and Berry blithely counters, "Yeah, why not?"



    In fact, Berry dreams a large percentage of his songs. "Some are stupid, but I let 'em fly anyway," he says self-deprecatingly, "but the really stupid ones, nobody's ever gonna hear." By the time they enter our waking world, Berry's tunes bear trace elements of psychedelia, power pop, field-recording folk, DIY post-punk, and tantalizingly trashy garage rock (the duo does in fact rehearse in Biroc's garage). "What You Tryin' To Do," for instance, comes off like Sister Lovers-era Big Star recording for Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, while the giddy blastoff of "Rocket Girl" evokes early XTC covered by Guided By Voices, and the fragile, almost-ominous beauty of the hushed, acoustic ballad "Gates of Eden" feels like the greatest song Neil Young never wrote for Galaxie 500.



    The black humor that inhabits an impressive amount of real estate in the Dots Will Echo neighborhood isn't the whistling-through-the-graveyard variety, but rather the kind that finds all of creation to be a bit of a knee-slapper. Like the great writers in every medium, Berry finds the human dilemma a source of endless hilarity, even though you can always hear the big, gently bruised heart beating at the core of every song on Drunk & Stupid. Berry sounds like an amphetamine-fueled tour guide as he walks us through a field of mankind's folly on "Seven Deadly Sins," his loopy lyrics punctuated by Captain Beefheart-esque bursts of six-string cubism.



    Even when things get apocalyptic, as on the minimalist stomp of the cautionary "Shitstorm," Berry exhibits so much obvious glee in announcing the impending arrival of the titular phenomenon that you can't help singing "there's a shitstorm coming" right along with him and bobbing your head randomly to the track's triumphantly spastic anti-groove. The deceptively mellow-sounding anthem of global dystopia "History's Grave" was written in early 2008, but Berry notes, "Since then many of the events mentioned or alluded to have come to pass. This made me feel a little bit like a character in a Stephen King novel."



    At the same time, Drunk & Stupid sports songs like "Be a Friend" and "So Deep the Night," lambent, low-key ballads that balance between bittersweet and unabashedly sentimental without ever turning mawkish. On these tracks, the Lennon-like undertone in Berry's voice rises to the top of the mix, tapping into an almost spiritual vibe and making for some of the most undeniably poignant moments on the album.



    Berry and Biroc, who also work together at the same day job (the drummer is Berry's boss), have been making music together since 2004, hashing out their ideas in Biroc's garage and documenting them in Berry's basement studio. Along the way, they've made unofficial micro-pressings of their work, mostly for passing around to friends and admirers in an ad hoc fashion, but Drunk & Stupid represents the first time the duo's freewheeling work has ever been properly presented to the public at large as a full-on album. With all the material the prolific pair has been stockpiling, they had a huge tally of tunes to haul along with them for this project, and hearing it is a little like stumbling for the first time into a lost world with a long legacy of its own rituals, relics, regalia, and history. But once you wander in, you can't imagine how you ever existed without it.



    Originally meant to be two separate discs (the vinyl version is a double LP with download codes for bonus tracks), Drunk & Stupid is a wild ride that clocks in at just under 80 minutes and boasts 19 songs overflowing with insanely catchy melodies, endearingly off-kilter arrangements, and a strangely satisfying blend of the divine and the absurd." As Berry says, "We try to allow for the will of the universe to have a large part in our music. There must be something sacred in mistakes. This is our explanation for being fuck-ups."


    1. Untitled
    2. I Like It
    3. Untitled II
    4. I'm a Monkey
    5. Shitstorm
    6. Be a Friend
    7. Whatcha Tryin to Do
    8. Rocket Girls
    9. Caroline
    10. Run Away Anna
    11. History's Grave
    12. Sweet Sweet Sanity
    13. Anime
    14. Who Left You Here
    15. The Future
    16. Untitled III
    17. Peace in Your Life
    18. Our Little Part of the World
    19. Untitled IV
    20. Gates of Eden
    21. Visions of Light
    22. Seven Deadly Sins
    23. So Deep the Night
    Dots Will Echo
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    Soup

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    Limited Edition Of 1500 Numbered Copies On Yellow Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Including 4-Page Booklet With Lyrics


    Includes Galaxie, Skinned And New Life


    Ranked Number 357 In Rock Hard Magazine's Book Of 'The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums Of All Time'


    Soup is the second studio album by American rock band Blind Melon, released eight weeks before vocalist Shannon Hoon's fatal drug overdose. The album proved to be a challenging, gripping record that is just as strong and perhaps even more rewarding than their debut album.


    2 X 4 is about Hoon's experience at a drug detox, Galaxie is about Hoon's experience with his car, a 1964 Ford Galaxie and Skinned is about serial killer Ed Gein.


    The producer of the album, Andy Wallace, is seen on the cover, sipping soup.


    In 2005, Soup was ranked number 357 in Rock Hard magazine's book of 'The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.' This album is now available as a limited edition of 1500 numbered copies on yellow vinyl. The records are housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket with the original 4-page Menu booklet.

    1. Galaxie
    2. 2 x 4
    3. Vernie
    4. Skinned
    5. Toes Across The Floor
    6. Walk
    7. Dumptruck
    8. Car Seat (God's Present)
    9. Wilt
    10. The Duke
    11. St. Andrew's Fall
    12. New Life
    13. Mouthful Of Cavities
    14. Lemonade
    Blind Melon
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    The Notorious Byrd Brothers (MONO)

    Ranked 171/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The Byrds pull no punches kicking off their fifth album, 1968's The Notorious Byrd Brothers, with Artificial Energy, a devastating haymaker aimed at the go-fast generation. In the blink of an eye, they're into the most beautiful baroque folk-rock ever created, the Carole King/Gerry Goffin-penned Goin' Back. It was the song that caused David Crosby to leave the band (witness the empty horse stall on the cover photo) an odd reaction, considering most of Notorious was layered with a phased and eerie deep-space vibe that seemed to come from another galaxy. Space Odyssey is the perfect post-film mint for Stanley Kubrick's intergalactic thriller 2001: A Space Odyssey. The heartbreak of Draft Morning says plenty about being eligible for conscription during the Vietnam War, while Wasn't Born To Follow was a perfect fit for silver screen epic Easy Rider, whose main characters were based directly on McGuinn and Crosby.


    Insanely rare and unavailable for over 40 years, we're proud to present the first ever reissue of this monumental recording in its original, highly-sought-after mono incarnation, cut directly from the original Columbia Recordings analog mono masters, with perfect artwork restoration and meticulously faithful mastering.

    1. Artificial Energy

    2. Goin' Back
    3. Natural Harmony
    4. Draft Morning
    5. Wasn't Born To Follow
    6. Get To You
    7. Change Is Now
    8. Old John Robertson
    9. Tribal Gathering
    10. Dolphin's Smile
    11. Space Odyssey
    The Byrds
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    How To Talk To Girls At Parties Soundtrack

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    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    Includes 4-Page Booklet


    Brand New Sci-Fi Movie Feat. Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas, Elle Fanning And Alex Sharp


    Punk Ost Feat. Songs By The Damned, The Velvet Underground, Xiu Xiu And Many More


    Limited First Pressing Of 500 Individually Numbered Copies On Yellow Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    How to Talk to Girls at Parties is a brand new British-American sci-fi punk movie, directed by John Cameron Mitchell, based on the short story of the same name by Neil Gaiman. The OST is filled with punk-driven or orientated tracks by The Damned, The Velvet Underground, Xiu Xiu, The Dyschords, AC Newman and many more.


    The film stars Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, and Matt Lucas. How to Talk to Girls at Parties had its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2017. It is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on May 11, 2018. The movie tells the story of an alien touring the galaxy, breaking away from her group while meeting two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon. The book How to Talk to Girls at Parties was nominated for the 2007 Hugo Award for Best Short Story and won the Locus Award for Best Short Story.

    LP 1
    1. New Rose - The Damned
    2. Planned Adolescence - The Dyschords
    3. Angry Universe - A.c. Newman
    4. Communion - The Dyschords
    5. Extraction - Dyslexic Cnuts
    6. Fuck All - The Dyschords
    7. Going Straight - Xiu Xiu
    8. Single - The Dyschords
    9. Climb Over Me - The Dyschords
    10. Rainy Life - Ezra Furman
    11. Bermuda - Amber Martin
    12. I Found A Reason - The Velvet Underground
    13. Nursery Chymes - Prolific Urdoos (Bruno Wizard)
    14. Nobody's Baby - Martin Tomlinson And Bryan Weller


    LP 2
    1. Requiem - Nico Muhly
    2. The Body Celestial - Matmos

    3. Flecken - Matmos
    4. Eat Me Alive - Xiu Xiu, Elle Fanning And Alex Sharp
    5. Between The Breaths - Xiu Xiu And Mitski

    Various Artists
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    Cheap Thrills

    Ranked 338/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Quintessential 1968 Record a Potent Mix of Psychedelia, Blues, Folk, and Rock: Janis Joplin Delivers Cathartic Vocal Performance on Major-Label Debut That Includes Powerhouse Piece of My Heart


    Mobile Fidelity 45RPM Vinyl Pressing Touts Superb Spaciousness, Punchiness, Dynamics, and Texture: Cheap Thrills Sounds As Close to Live as Music Gets and Features Robert Crumb Artwork


    In many facets, Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills is the quintessential album to spring from the outcome of the Summer of Love. Best known as Janis Joplin's major-label debut, the 1968 set arrived when the countercultural movement was in full swing and before co-optation, drugs, and violence signaled the fall of the era. Ranked #338 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it puts a female singer in the prominent position traditionally given to a male and showcases a band pouring a potent cocktail of fiery psychedelic, blues, and folk sounds that informed the unfettered creativity of the San Francisco scene. Produced by John Simon, Cheap Thrills also features one of the most iconic and elaborate album covers in history. Now, thanks to Mobile Fidelity, the instantly identifiable effort also possesses sonics equivalent to its visual and musical status.


    Cut at 45RPM and pressed on dead-quiet vinyl at RTI, the iconic audiophile label's analog reissue intensifies the quintet's storied sophomore effort. Due to the wider grooves, this pressing benefits from increased spaciousness, punchiness, energy, pacing, and dynamics. Joplin's hurricane-force singing reverberates with texture, grittiness, and volume. An arresting array of instrumental colors and tones comes on with clearer separation and depth. While previous pressings find the band and Joplin's voice in competition with one another for room, both emerge as distinct entities. Always noted for its rawness, Cheap Thrills sounds as close to live as it gets, an unadulterated portrait of nervy rock n' roll delivered with exuberant enthusiasm and all-out determination. This is music at is most visceral.


    Having drawn national attention for their legendary performance at the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967, Big Brother and Joplin faced huge expectations to deliver a studio set that would convey their onstage vibrancy and potency. Cheap Thrills does this and more, becoming one of 1968's most commercially successful releases that remained on the charts the week Joplin announced her separation from the ensemble. Contrary to popular belief, only one of the album's songs, Ball and Chain, was recorded live. Everything else owes to the unhinged, spirit-elevating performances and true collaboration between vocalist and band that manifests itself throughout the record's 37-minute-plus running time. Merging biker-babe ruggedness with wounded-bird poignancy, Joplin's expressive belting, mega-watt moaning, and sensitive crooning take center stage. Yet her bandmates match every step with explosive rhythms, heavy guitar-driven blues, and assertive solos that take inspiration from free-form jazz.


    Indeed, Cheap Thrills still exhilarates not only due to Joplin's almighty singing but because of boundary-shredding arrangements that reflect the period's anything-is-possible mindset. More so than any other musicians Joplin encountered, the members of Big Brother pushed limits on convention via soirees into acid-dipped psychedelia and its orbiting sonic galaxies. Together, they aim and achieve an aural mythos that makes a permanent connection between artist and audience by way of eliminating traditional divisions. Such communal power is evident on the mind-bending version of Big Mama Thornton's Ball and Chain and insistent, sinewy I Need a Man to Love. It's also obvious during quieter moments, whether the tripped-out, twisted, and curvaceous contours of George and Ira Gershwin's Summertime or restrained, throwback acoustic blues of Turtle Blues.


    Yes, Joplin presents - and rallies against - loneliness and desperation in a cathartic language few had heard before or since. What's even more significant is the fearlessness, toughness, synergy, and sexual danger pulsing through every song, including the take-on-all-comers challenge Piece of My Heart, which the collective attacks with career-making ferocity. Like Robert Crumb's daring pop-art illustrations that grace the cover, they simultaneously lure and dare the listener to enter a space where outsiders run free and where outlaws are heard above the mainstream din.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Combination of the Two
    2. I Need a Man to Love
    3. Summertime
    4. Piece of My Heart
    5. Turtle Blues
    6. Oh, Sweet Mary
    7. Ball and Chain
    Big Brother & The Holding Company feat. Janis Joplin
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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