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  • Girlfriend (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Girlfriend (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Girlfriend (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order)

    Artist-Approved 2x LP Expanded Edition!


    100% Analog Mastering From The Original Master Tapes!


    6 Bonus Tracks Not Included On Original Vinyl Release!


    Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound


    Ultra-quiet 180-Gram Vinyl Pressed At RTI


    Beautifully Restored Old Style Gatefold Jacket Printed By Stoughton


    Matthew Sweet's third album is a remarkable artistic breakthrough ... thanks to his exceptional songwriting, the album is a fresh, original interpretation of a classic sound. - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusic.com


    ... the holy grail of power pop. -Tiny Mix Tapes


    This is the vinyl release Matthew Sweet's 1991 classic has always deserved and the best Girlfriend you'll ever have ... Matthew Sweet's essential 1991 power-pop tour-de-force gets its analog due on Intervention's Expanded Edition 180-Gram Double-LP release!


    Girlfriend's original 1991 LP release was a single LP that simply excised the last three songs that were included on the original 15-track CD release. Those three tracks were a tremendous loss as the song's final, elegiac track Nothing Lasts was considered as the title track.


    Intervention's amazing Double LP Expanded Edition restores the original 15-song repertoire to three vinyl sides for maximum bass and dynamics. Side D includes three demo tracks- Good Friend, Superdeformed and Teenage Female.


    Girlfriend's album art was lovingly restored by Intervention's Art Director Tom Vadakan, and printed as a gorgeous Old Style gatefold by Stoughton printing in LA. It's printed on heavy stock and film-laminated for superior color depth, beauty and durability. The center labels were printed by Dorado.


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    15 of the 18 tracks on this 2x LP Expanded Edition are 100% Analog Mastered from the Original Master Tapes by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound. The last three tracks are Matthew Sweet's own demo recordings made to DAT and therefore cut from digital files from the DAT masters. Girlfriend's original 1991 LP release was a single LP that simply excised the last three songs that were included on the 15-track CD release. Intervention's cut expands the original 15-song repertoire to three vinyl sides for maximum bass and dynamics. There are big, fat guitar tones and controlled but very expressive bass and a massive soundstage. Girlfriend is not only a 90's classic but an amazingly pure and simply tremendous rock recording!


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    LP 1
    1. Divine Intervention
    2. I've Been Waiting
    3. Girlfriend
    4. Looking At The Sun
    5. Winona
    6. Evangeline
    7. Day For Night
    8. Thought I Knew You
    9. You Don't Love Me
    10. I Wanted To Tell You


    LP 2
    1. Don't Go
    2. Your Sweet Voice
    3. Does She Talk?
    4. Holy War
    5. Nothing Lasts
    6. Good Friend (Demo)
    7. Superdeformed (Demo)
    8. Teenage Female (Demo)

    Matthew Sweet
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  • Girlfriend Girlfriend Quick View

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    Girlfriend

    "Girlfriend" by Matthew Sweet is his commercial and artistic breakthrough and a power pop masterpiece originally released in 1991. "Girlfriend" is full of haunting, heartbreak songs fueld by Matthew's divorce and it features guitar contributions by Robert Quine, Richard Lloyd and Lloyd Cole. From the album cover of a young Tuesday Weld, to the killer songs filling the album this is one of the best releases of the 1990s and a certified classic. Long out of print on vinyl our 180 gram reissue features a new back cover and a four color double sided insert never previously available.
    1. Divine Intervention
    2. I've Been Waiting
    3. Girlfriend
    4. Looking At The Sun
    5. Winona
    6. Evangeline
    7. Day For Night
    8. Thought I Knew You
    9. You Don't Love Me
    10. I Wanted To Tell You
    11. Don't Go
    12. Your Sweet Voice
    Matthew Sweet
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  • Paradise Valley Paradise Valley Quick View

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    Paradise Valley

    Paradise Valley is the sixth studio album from Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and musician John Mayer.


    The album features a pair of high-profile guests: his increasingly frequent collaborator Frank Ocean, and his on-again-off-again girlfriend Katy Perry. Perry appears on a country-tinged mid-tempo track titled Who You Love; Ocean lends his voice to a brief, poetic track called Wildfire.

    1. Wildre
    2. Dear Marie
    3. Waitin' On The Day
    4. Paper Doll
    5. Call Me The Breeze
    6. Who You Love
    7. I Will Be Found (Lost At Sea)
    8. Wildre
    9. You're No One 'Til Someone Lets You Down
    10. Badge And Gun
    11. On The Way Home
    John Mayer
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
  • Sid & Nancy: Love Kills (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) Sid & Nancy: Love Kills (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) Quick View

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    Sid & Nancy: Love Kills (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    Soundtrack to the 1986 biopic on the lives of Sex Pistols' bassist Sid Vicious & girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Album coincides with the 40th Anniversary of the release of The Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks. Features songs from Clash founder Joe Strummer, former Pistols' bandmate Steve Jones, Velvet Underground's John Cale, plus contributions from The Pogues and Circle Jerks, as well as actor Gary Oldman.

    Now repressed on 120g black wax vinyl for the first time in 30 years.

    1. Love Kills (Title Track) - Performed by Joe Strummer
    2. Haunted- Performed by The Pogues
    3. Pleasure And Pain - Performed by Steve Jones
    4. Chinese Choppers - Performed by Pray For Rain
    5. Love Kills - Performed by Circle Jerks
    6. Off The Boat - Performed by Pray For Rain
    7. Dum Dum Club - Performed by Joe Strummer
    8. Burning Room - Performed by Pray For Rain
    9. She Never Took No For An Answer - Performed by John Cale
    10.Junk - Performed by The Pogues
    11.I Wanna Be Your Dog - Performed by Gary Oldman
    12.My Way - Performed by Gary Oldman
    13.Taxi To Heaven - Performed by Pray For Rain
    Various Artists
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  • Beneath Medicine Tree Beneath Medicine Tree Quick View

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    Beneath Medicine Tree

    180-Gram Clear With White Smoke Vinyl


    Limited To 1500 Copies


    Mastered For Vinyl From 24 Bit Sources And Lacquers Created By Stan Ricker


    Matte With Spot UV Gatefold Jacket


    8-Page Booklet With Vellum Overlay


    Beneath Medicine Tree is the first full-length album from Copeland. Beneath Medicine Tree features a heavy medical theme. Aaron Marsh admits that the lyrics in this album were inspired by the hospitalization of his girlfriend and the death of his grandmother.

    Marsh cites that, With Beneath Medicine Tree, I wanted to make a record that moves people, while with In Motion, I wanted to make a record that makes people move.

    LP1
    1. Brightest
    2. Testing The Strong Ones
    3. Priceless (For Eleanor)
    4. Take Care
    5. When Paula Sparks


    LP2
    1. California
    2. She Changes Your Mind
    3. There Cannot Be A Close Second
    4. Coffee
    5. Walking Downtown
    6. When Finally Set Free

    Copeland
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  • Good Times Will Never Be (Discontinued) Good Times Will Never Be (Discontinued) Quick View

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    Good Times Will Never Be (Discontinued)

    Artist Brock Enright packs a minivan and travels across the country with his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Deirup to create his first major solo show at her familys cabin in Mendocino, California. Brock dives into his work, disregarding the gallerys mandated budget, schedule, and Kirstens financial concerns for life after the show. The couple soon begins making an often violent and sexually graphic road film that pushes boundaries and sets the artist on an irreversible path toward an impending emotional breakdown.


    Once at the cabin, Brock works under Kirstens familys watchful eye, and already mounting tension increases between the couple as Kirsten witnesses Brocks inability to manage the project and support them financially. When the gallery's director arrives to check on Brock's progress and finds his work barely started, Brocks already fragile reality further spirals out of control. The viewer must wonder if the episode is an artistic performance in itself or a genuine plea for help.

    Side A - Day


    1. maybe
    2. runwild
    3. doowapcat
    4. readyforyou


    Side B Night


    5. aeiou
    6. ouijaboard
    7. tryinghard
    8. luluby

    Brock Enright
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  • Blowin' Your Mind Blowin' Your Mind Quick View

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    Blowin' Your Mind

    Import

    Blowin' Your Mind, the first album by Van Morrison, is generally regarded as the warming up round to Astral Weeks (1968), a critically acclaimed masterpiece by this Northern Irish blues singer. But Blowin' Your Mind really is a masterpiece in its own right, containing truly epic tracks such as the megahit Brown Eyed Girl, the somewhat funky Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye) and Midnight Special, a traditional with a contemporary groove and infectious bass line.


    T.B. Sheets, one of the most real songs about death you'll ever hear, is a 10-minute organ packed blues jam about a dying girlfriend and one of the sweatiest and claustrophobic tunes to come out of the sixties. The latter song has been used to good effect as the sole soundtrack song to the highly recommended Nicholas Cage & Patricia Arquette movie Bringing Out The Dead (1999), and was also covered by John Lee Hooker.

    1. Brown Eyed Girl
    2. He Ain't Give You None
    3. T. B. Sheets
    4. Spanish Rose
    5. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
    6. Ro Ro Rosey
    7. Who Drove The Red Sports Car
    8. Midnight Special
    Van Morrison
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  • Off The Wall Off The Wall Quick View

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    Off The Wall

    Ranked 68/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Michael Jackson recorded solo prior to Off the Wall, but the 1979 album was undoubtedly his breakthrough and it firmly established the former Motown star as a prolific charting solo artist in his own right. Disco beats accompany a fusion of rock, soul and funk here in a visionary mix that is equal parts dancefloor and lush ballads.


    Songs like Don't Stop Till You Get Enough, Off The Wall, Rock With You, She's Out Of My Life and Girlfriend display the brilliant songwriting and intoxicating blend of melody and rhythm that would turn Jackson into the biggest pop star in the world.

    1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Album Version)
    2. Rock With You (Album Version)
    3. Workin' Day and Night
    4. Get on the Floor
    5. Off The Wall
    6. Girlfriend
    7. She's Out of My Life (Single Version)
    8. I Can't Help It
    9. It's the Falling in Love
    10. Burn This Disco Out (Album Version)
    Michael Jackson
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  • Coney Island Baby Coney Island Baby Quick View

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    Coney Island Baby

    Coney Island Baby is a 1976 album by Lou Reed, originally released in January by RCA Records. It is also the title of a song on that album. Many of the album's songs were inspired by Reed's girlfriend and muse at the time, a trans woman named Rachel. According to Aidan Levy, Coney Island Baby was as much a love letter to Rachel as it was to the nostalgic Coney Island of the mind. The album's title track directly references Rachel with the line: I'd like to send this one out to Lou and Rachel, and all the kids at P.S. one ninety-two. It was originally presented as a poem entitled The Coach and Glory of Love in The Harvard Advocate: Journal of Fiction and Poetry in 1971.
    1. Crazy Feeling
    2. Charley's Girl
    3. She's My Best Friend
    4. Kicks
    5. A Gift
    6. Ooohhh Baby
    7. Nobody's Business
    8. Coney Island Baby
    Lou Reed
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  • House Of Woo House Of Woo Quick View

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    House Of Woo

    Maxmillion Dunbar's House of Woo is raised on a solid foundation of love. Maxmillion dunbar is one half of Beautiful Swimmers and don behind the Future Times record label. Dunbar first tried his fingers at programming hip hop beats and eventually introduced his rogue breed of house music to the dance world via 2010's Cool Water.


    House of Woo counters Cool Water's darkness with shimmering, dazzling light. It is a pure blast of bliss inspired by Dunbar and his girlfriend's deeply rooted relationship. Themes of their devotion never appear lyrically, but ebb in the album's emotional flow. House of Woo's architecture is free of fabricated rigidity, but does bare structural resemblance to some of dance music's outer limit moments. Theo Parrish's narrative masterpiece Parallel Dimensions is touchstone on a track like "Coins For The Canopy", while the cerebral techno of Newworldaquarium takes moving, grooving form on "The Figurine" and album namesake "Woo."


    In percussive corners throughout House of Woo, Dunbar drums up native DC Go-Go spirits and skitters into Jersey swing on tracks like "ice room Graffiti". Dunbar deviates even further from the blueprint on "For Mozy" and "Shampoo", pieces that haunt House of Woo with their spectral, synthetic wash outs. Whether showing respect and love for his influences or for his peers and those
    even nearer and dearer, Dunbar stands in the doorway waiting with a warm invitation to anyone ready to dance, embrace, and inhabit forever the House of Woo.

    LP 1
    1. Slave To The Vibe
    2. Woo
    3. Coins For The Canopy
    4. The Figurine (Nod Mix)
    5. Inca Tags


    LP 2
    1. For Mozy
    2. Ice Room Graffiti
    3. Peeling An Orange In One Piece
    4. Loving the Drift
    5. World Taste Sweet (Stuck in the Middle)
    6. Kangaroo

    Maxmillion Dunbar
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  • Speaking In Tongues Speaking In Tongues Quick View

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    Speaking In Tongues

    Speaking in Tongues is the fifth studio album by the band Talking Heads, released in 1983.
    The album was a commercial breakthrough that produced the band's first (and only) American Top 10 hit, Burning Down the House, which was accompanied by a promotional video. The following tour was documented in Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense, which generated a live album of the same name. (The concert film and live album's title comes from the repeated phrase Stop making sense! during the song Girlfriend Is Better.) In addition, the album crossed over to the dance charts, peaking at number two for six weeks. In 2012, Slant Magazine listed the album at #89 on its list of Best Albums of the 1980s.


    David Byrne designed the cover for the general release of the album. Artist Robert Rauschenberg won a Grammy Award for his work on the limited-edition LP version. This album featured a clear vinyl disc in clear plastic packaging along with three clear plastic discs printed with similar collages in three different colors.

    1. Burning Down The House
    2. Making Flippy Floppy
    3. Girlfriend Is Better
    4. Slipper People
    5. I Get Wild / Wild Gravity
    6. Swamp
    7. Moon Rocks
    8. Pull Up the Roots
    9. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
    Talking Heads
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  • Goldfinger (Awaiting Repress) Goldfinger (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Goldfinger (Awaiting Repress)



    First Time On Vinyl


    Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Stan Ricker


    Pressed On Limited Edition 180 Gram Colored Vinyl


    Gatefold Jacket And 11 X 22 Insert


    SRCvinyl is proud to bring you Goldfinger's self-titled album on vinyl for the first time ever! Goldfinger is the first album by ska punk band Goldfinger, originally released in February 1996.


    ''The year 1996 was a breakthrough year for a new sound: the fusion of ska and punk. The Suicide Machines debuted, Less Than Jake made their major-label debut, but no one had more success with this new sound than Goldfinger on their self-titled debut. That could be because the band went even farther with their genre-bending, throwing metal and a touch of reggae into the mix. Or it could be because songs like the hit ''Here in Your Bedroom'' and ''Mabel'' are irresistibly catchy, creative, and, with such self-effacing lyrics as the maybe-size-does-matter line in ''Mabel,'' hopelessly endearing. The album is an emotional roller coaster, from the self-affirming ''Bedroom'' (''You have changed/Cuz I still feel the same'') to the confusion of ''Mind's Eye'' (''Every time that I see you/I act like a different man'') to the oh-well-I-give-up humor of ''My Girlfriend's Shower Sucks'' (''It's like the shower's going pee''). And there's plenty of anger and aggression left over for songs like ''Answers.'' The album went gold in 1998.'' -- Allmusic.com

    1. Mind's Eye
    2. Stay
    3. Here In Your Bedroom
    4. Only A Day
    5. King For A Day
    6. Anxiety
    7. Answers
    8. Anything
    9. Mable
    10. The City With Two Faces
    11. My Girlfriend's Shower Sucks
    12. Miles Away
    13. Nothing To Prove
    14. Pictures
    15. Telephone Conversation
    16. Fuck You And Your Cat
    Goldfinger
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  • Ratworld Ratworld Quick View

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    Ratworld

    Back in the good old of days of 1990, Color Dream games released Menace Beach for the then popular NES games console from Nintendo. Imagine skateboarding through a side-scrolling 8-bit world filled with balloons, clowns and disgruntled dockworkers in search of your cute pixilated girlfriend Bunny. It's from this slightly surreal, esoteric world that this Leeds indie rock revolving cast of local luminaries, headed by Ryan Needham and Liza Violet, draw their name. It's reference acts as the perfect backdrop to their 90s American underground and pre-Brit Pop indie; colourful, energetic, pop and always surprising. After the success of their EP 'Lowtalker' in early 2014, British indie label favourites Memphis Industries snapped MB up again, but this time with the band's debut album in mind. It comes in the shape of 'Ratworld', a thirteen song assault and journey through a psyche tinged wonderland, documenting moving away and waving goodbye to the fractured rubble of an unhappy lifestyle. On the title, Ryan says "We''ve created our own grubby little Ratworld to inhabit. Everything is better when it's a bit grubby and broken". It''s that dreamy sensation of taking comfort in chaos, looking around at the perfect mess you've created and feeling deeply content as it''s yours and no one else's.
    1. Come On Give Up
    2. Elastic
    3. Drop Outs
    4. Lowtalkin
    5. Blue Eye
    6. Dig It Up
    7. Tennis Court
    8. Ratworld
    9. Tastes Like Medicine
    10. Pick Out The Pieces
    11. Infinite Donut
    12. Fortune Teller
    Menace Beach
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  • Make Believe (MoFi) Make Believe (MoFi) Quick View

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    Make Believe (MoFi)

    Make Believe on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    2005 Platinum Set Nominated for Grammy Award, Streaked With Optimism and Personal Lyrics


    Includes Smash Singles Beverly Hills, Perfect Situation, This Is Such a Pity, and We Are All on Drugs


    Weezer's Most Balanced, Ambitious, and Diverse Record


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Rick Rubin's Sleek, Layered Production Now Reveals More Details and Subtle Cues


    Following four acclaimed albums filled with power-pop, Weezer swings for the fences on Make Believe. Expanding its ambitions, arrangements, and diversity, and helmed by mega-producer Rick Rubin, the 2005 record ranks as the band's most diverse and balanced effort. It's also the group's longest set distinguished by more personal lyrics inspired by leader Rivers Cuomo's meditation sessions. Anchored by four radio-charting singles, and streaked with cautious optimism, Make Believe remains a compelling intersection of sleek, new wave and big, meaty arena-rock bluster.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's reissue affirms Make Believe as the best-sounding record of Weezer's career by allowing Rubin's finessed sonics to showcase the instrumentation and subtle cues embedded in the layers of production. Previously buried or obscured, strings and pianos give extra body and shape to certain songs, while the quartet-buttressed by the brawnier, richer studio techniques-comes across as bigger than ever before. Drums, in particular, strongly benefit from Rubin's experience and ear.


    Opening with "Beverly Hills," a chant-a-long anthem that immediately hypnotizing the senses with bleacher-stomping momentum and dorky talk-box solo, Make Believe takes amusing aim at haute-couture culture and fickle materialism here and on the farcical "We Are All On Drugs," each song informed by Cuomo's observations while living in California. Silly, witty, quirky-it's requisite Weezer, and uses a sense of humor to counteract the more serious sides of the album.


    As he did on Pinkerton, Cuomo revisits intimate feelings and fears of loneliness, drawing from his break-up with his girlfriend to themes of forgiveness. Make Believe represents both a musical and emotional evolution, wherein Weezer embraces different styles (new wave, harder-edged rock, irony-free ballads) and hints at sincere hopefulness. Two of the effort's biggest singles ("This Is Such a Pity," "Perfect Situation") breathe with an endearing sympathy that steers clear of cynicism or sarcasm. Where the quartet previously opted for self-flagellation when it came to romance, songs here indicate Cuomo and Co. content to move on and let go.


    Similarly, Cuomo wrote the nerves-exposed "The Other Way" for his ex-girlfriend after her boyfriend passed away. Undercurrents of self-analysis, apology, and resolution run throughout the material and affirm a maturation that nevertheless avoids sacrificing Weezer's hallmark hooks and melodies. As Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield noted in his review of Make Believe, "Not since Brian Wilson has an L.A.-pop mastermind gotten such musical mileage out of wanting to be an ordinary guy, not realizing that his psychosexual freakitude is exactly what makes him one."


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    1. Beverly Hills
    2. Perfect Situation
    3. This Is Such a Pity
    4. Hold Me
    5. Peace
    6. We Are All On Drugs
    7. The Damage In Your Heart
    8. Pardon Me
    9. My Best Friend
    10. The Other Way
    11. Freak Me Out
    12. Haunt You Everyday
    Weezer
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    Eddie Money


    Mastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Stoughton Printing Old-Style Tip-On Jacket


    Edward Joseph Mahoney, a Brooklyn-born second-generation cop who eventually ditched his badge and gun to pursue his rock star dreams as Eddie Money - struck gold right off the bat with his 1977 self-titled debut album.


    The record's leadoff single, Baby Hold On, was actually its biggest hit, but the follow-up single Two Tickets to Paradise, was a sort of spiritual cousin to Bruce Springsteen's Rosalita (Come Out Tonight). It's written from the perspective of a young guy who's desperately trying to convince his girlfriend to ignore her disapproving parents and come away with him on a trip so far away from here. With its smooth production, urgent uptempo chorus, and insistent melodic hook, Tickets was a natural for late '70s FM radio - where it found an immediate home, eventually working its way all the way up to No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100.


    Although Money might have written Two Tickets to Paradise to convince a specific girl to leave town with him, its title became shorthand for that end-of-the-work-week feeling you get when you've fulfilled all of your responsibilities to the Man and you're free to relax without obligations for a little while - like, say, at at an Eddie Money concert, where Tickets has remained a constant fixture of the set list for more than 30 years.


    We've done this Analogue Productions issue up right with top-of-the-line remastering from Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound - for phenomenal sonic quality - and a richly detailed, silent-background Quality Record Pressings 200 gram LP. None better.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Two Tickets To Paradise
    2. You've Really Got A Hold On Me
    3. Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
    4. Save A Little Room In Your Heart For Me
    5. So Good To Be In Love Again
    6. Baby Hold On
    7. Don't Worry
    8. Jealousys
    9. Got To Get Another Girl
    10. Gamblin Man
    Eddie Money
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    Forrest Gump (Original Score)

    Import

    First Pressing Of 1500 Numbered Copies On 'Chocolate' Colored Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    PVC Protective Sleeve


    Includes Insert


    Score Composed By Multiple Award Winner Alan Silvestri


    First Time On Vinyl!


    Forrest Gump was the surprise hit of the 1994 summer movie season. The film traces the life of a half-wit through the major historical events of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. It features Tom Hanks as the loveable Forrest Gump and Robin Wright (Claire Underwood in House Of Cards) as Forrest's insecure girlfriend Jenny.


    Forrest Gump won six Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Visual Effects, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. The film garnered for seven Golden Globe Award nominations, winning three of them, including Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama, Best Director - Motion Picture, and Best Motion Picture - Drama. The film was also nominated for six Saturn Awards and won two for Best Fantasy Film and Best Supporting Actor (Film. The film also won the Outstanding Achievement in Special Effects award at the 1995 BAFTA Film Awards.


    Forrest Gump received numerous other awards such as one win from the Screen Actors Guild Awards in its first year for Tom Hanks in a total of four nominations.


    The film was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress in the United States National Film Registry in 2011, being deemed culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. The movie has made multiple American Film Institute lists including the quote Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get. ranking 40th on 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes. The film ranked 240 on Empire's list of the 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time. The chain of restaurants, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company opened based on the film, and has opened many locations since its founding.


    The score was composed and conducted by Alan Silvestri and was nominated for Best Original Score in the 67th Academy Awards.

    1. I'm Forrest... Forrest Gump
    2. You're No Different

    3. You Can't Sit Here

    4. Run Forrest Run

    5. Pray With Me

    6. Crimson Gump

    7. They're Sending Me To Vietnam

    8. I Ran And Ran

    9. I Had A Destiny

    10. Washington Reunion

    11. Jesus On The Main Line

    12. That's My Boat

    13. I Never Thanked You

    14. Jenny Returns

    15. Crusade

    16. Forrest Meets Forrest
    17. Wedding Guest

    18. Where Heaven Ends

    19. Jenny's Grave

    20. I'll Be Right Here

    21. Suite From Forrest Gump
    Alan Silvestri
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    Tomorrow's Daughter

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    "When I was young, the artists that I really admired were the ones who always found a way to keep making music and expressing themselves," Matthew Sweet says on the occasion of the release of his 13th solo album Tomorrow's Daughter. "To me, those guys were the real artists, and I've tried to hold on to that attitude in my own work."


    The seasoned singer/songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist is currently in the midst of a personal musical renaissance that's seen him produce some of the most compelling and ambitious music of his three-decade career.


    That description applies to Tomorrow's Daughter, on which such instantly memorable new tunes as "Belong," "Run Away," "Lady Frankenstein" and "Out of My Misery" demonstrate his uncanny ability to tap into a bottomless well of pop history to craft music that's effortlessly catchy yet deeply personal.


    Tomorrow's Daughter-the follow-up to the artist's acclaimed 2017 set Tomorrow Forever-is a persuasive testament to the enduring qualities of Sweet's adventurous, emotion-charged songcraft. The new album's 12 songs abound with the punchy melodic sensibility, playful sonic experimentalism and introspective lyrical insight that have been constants in his expansive catalog.


    Tomorrow's Daughter is the product of a burst of creative inspiration that followed Sweet's 2013 return to his native Nebraska, where he reestablished his Black Squirrel Submarine home studio. This period yielded 38 brilliant new songs, 17 of which appeared on Tomorrow Forever. It instantly became clear that this potent body of work merited a follow-up release, hence Tomorrow's Daughter.


    "It just sort of became my next record," Sweet says of Tomorrow's Daughter, which like its predecessor is released via his own Honeycomb Hideout imprint but this time distributed by MRI / Sony. Both albums feature Sweet's current touring band, comprised of guitarist Jason Victor (also a member of the recently-reformed Dream Syndicate) and his longtime rhythm section of bassist Paul Chastain and drummer Ric Menck (also known for their own acclaimed work with Velvet Crush).


    "When I put together Tomorrow's Daughter out of what I'd recorded, the 12 songs totally made sense to me in sequence," Sweet explains. "I enlisted some of the people around me, friends and family, to listen to everything I'd recorded and pick their favorites, and everyone pretty much agreed on what was the top stuff. I think it stands up as a separate record, and as a time capsule of the time that we made it."


    The distinctive musical and lyrical qualities that illuminate Tomorrow's Daughter have been hallmarks of Matthew Sweet's work since he began making music as a high school student in his native Lincoln, Nebraska. While attending the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, he became active in that town's burgeoning underground music scene, as a member of the now-legendary indie combos Oh-OK and Buzz of Delight, and in collaborations with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe and Chris Stamey of The dB's.


    A demo recorded with producer Don Dixon led to solo deals with Columbia (which released Sweet's debut album Inside in 1986), A&M (1989's Earth) and finally Zoo, which issued his commercial and creative breakthrough Girlfriend in 1991. Girlfriend won raves from critics and established him with a wide international fan base that continues to support him today.


    Sweet continued to reveal new layers of songwriting depth and sonic creativity on his subsequent efforts Altered Beast, the spin-off EP Son of Altered Beast, 100% Fun, Blue Sky on Mars and In Reverse. His musical gifts continued to shine into the new century with Kimi Ga Suki, Living Things, Sunshine Lies, Modern Art and the Under the Covers series, a three-volume collaboration with Susanna Hoffs of the Bangles (Sweet also served as producer of the Bangles' 2011 album Sweetheart of the Sun).


    "I can barely even fathom it," Sweet says of his massive body of recorded work. "But here I am, so I try to live up to whatever it is I've established so far. To do the work is the really important thing to me, but knowing that I'm connecting with people makes me happy. I've continued touring pretty consistently, and it's nice to see that people still care enough to come out to the shows. There seems to be a real emotional attachment for them, which means a lot to me."


    Sweet is in the midst of an especially productive period that's seen him continue to generate new material at a prolific pace. He's already recorded


    Wicked System of Things, a collection of new original songs to be released as a limited-edition vinyl LP in November 2018 for Black Friday Record Store Day, and is planning his next general-release album.


    "I feel like I'm gonna be pretty active for awhile, and it's fun to be releasing a lot of music," he says. "I thought that there might be some resistance to putting out so much stuff, but that hasn't been the case, and that's encouraged me to keep going."


    Now firmly ensconced, along with his wife, cats and vintage recording gear, in Nebraska after a two-decade-plus stretch in Los Angeles, Sweet works out of his home studio, which allows him to indulge his bottomless musical imagination, and to engage in long-distance collaborations with musicians in other locations-a method that he employed on both Tomorrow Forever and Tomorrow's Daughter.


    "In some ways I think that moving has had a positive effect musically," he reflects. "I think it reconnected me a little bit to what it felt like when I was really young and music was new to me, and maybe that's reflected in the music. But it's hard to say, because making music is so internal for me that it's mostly in my head rather than my surroundings."


    Meanwhile, Sweet's catalog continues to be a source of inspiration for longtime fans and new converts. For instance, the Intervention label is planning deluxe two-LP vinyl editions of Girlfriend, Altered Beast, Son of Altered Beast and 100% Fun, which will feature a wealth of rare and unreleased material. But it's creating new music that remains Matthew Sweet's main concern, and he continues to do so with renewed intensity.


    "This feels like a really good time for me, and I feel lucky and grateful to still be doing what I love to do," Sweet asserts. "I feel like I'm in a totally positive place, and maybe moving has been a catalyst for that.


    "When I meet young people and they ask for advice about a career in music, I always say, 'Do music because it's what you love to do, and because you'd do it no matter what happens,'" he concludes. "I've tried to keep that attitude about it, because that's always worked for me. I just try to keep doing my thing and keep believing."

    1. I Belong To You
    2. Run Away
    3. Lady Frankenstein
    4. Years
    5. Out Of My Misery
    6. Something Someone
    7. Girl With Cat
    8. Now Was The Future
    9. Ever After
    10. Show Me
    11. Can't Pretend
    12. Passerby
    Matthew Sweet
    $19.99
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    Sunday Run Me Over (Awaiting Repress)

    Sunday Run Me Over is the second album released in 2012 by Holly Golightly & the Brokeoffs, following early spring's Long Distance, a collection of her older garage rock material re-recorded in a distinctly more Americana/honky tonk style. Long the queen of the garage, Holly Golightly's work with her strange partner Lawyer Dave acting as the entirety of the Brokeoffs has seen the punk energy that brimmed over in scrappy solo albums (or even more so with work in the early femme-stomp of Thee Headcoatees) shift somewhat into a country-tinged sound, possibly a product of her new environment, as Ms. Golightly left her London home for life on the farm in rural Georgia with Lawyer Dave sometime in the late 2000s. The photo of ducks, dogs, and chickens in the artists' backyard that graces the inside cover of Sunday Run Me Over is a far cry from the gritty dive-bar settings imaginable as the backdrop for Golightly's early solo material, and likewise the music is removed from that early garage grit. The fifth album from the duo finds them working in the country-blues mode they've been cultivating for a while, but with more energy and manic gusto than before. Starting off with the down-home holler of Goddamn Holy Roll, overdriven slide guitars and tambourines right out of Sunday morning church service explode out of the speakers, with Holly and Dave in a wild-eyed duet for the entire duration of this spirited stomper. Tones of deep South religion, retribution, and redemption feel buried throughout the record, with humid originals like the rocking Tank and the goofy saloon singalong of One for the Road butting up against traditional country arrangements of old-timey hits like I Forgot More and the Stonesy Hard to Be Humble. The album's down-on-the-farm or confessin'-on-the-pulpit vibes have enough rock & roll in them to keep Sunday Run Me Over in the same boozy, reckless mode of rock that Golightly is famous for, just reconfigured a little bit. The bitterness and spite that tempered the good times rolling on albums like Truly She Is None Other and Serial Girlfriend are still alive and well on tracks like Goodnight, even if sung with a bit more of a drawl than a British accent. All told, the album is a riveting romp of country-fried garage rock recorded on an actual farm. Fans of Golightly's earliest work might miss the garage days, but listening closely will reveal that the spirit of those days is alive and very much kicking.

    - Fred Thomas (All Music)
    1. Goddamn Holy Roll
    2. They Say
    3. Tank
    4. I Forgot More
    5. One For The Road
    6. Turn Around
    7. A Whole Lot More...
    8. Hand In Hand
    9. The Future's Here
    10. Hard To Be Humble
    11. Goodnight
    12. This Shit Is Gold
    Holly Golightly And The Brokeoffs
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    Late Night Tales Presents Automatic Soul

    It is 1983 and you've just stepped into your Ford Capri with your girlfriend Julie. You live in Harlow, but in your head you're really somewhere near Salou in Spain, next to your yacht. But the thing you really love is soul and they play nothing but at Sups in Loughton. OK, so It's not 1983 at all. It's 2014, but listening to
    this electrofied soul, will put you back in the zone. Tom Findlay, one half of Grammy-nominated Groove Armada, has put this collection together: a stamp of authenticity in itself. Tom has also put a few of these through the edit wringer, reworking many of the tunes for maximum towelling sockability.


    You'll probably recognise a few tunes. There's Mtume's incredible 'Juicy Fruit', still sounding advanced and modern, while 'I Specialize In Love, mixed by disco legend Tee Scott, is even older yet sounds equally perky.


    The 1980s was a period that was pretty much owned by Minneapolis thanks to Prince and former cohorts Jam & Lewis and the latter weigh in with a pair of killer productions, Thelma Houston's
    'You Used To Hold Me So Tight' and Alexander O'Neal's 'What's Missing'. And since this is Late Night Tales, there is always our exclusive cover version, this time done by Findlay and Tim Hutton's Sugardaddy, who've delivered an ace version of 'Don't Look Any Further'.


    Automatic Soul, like my previously compiled Late Night Tales Music For Pleasure, is based very much on a sound. It's a sound that I feel has been overlooked: 80s R&B-infused music, with drum machines, synths and invariably brilliant vocals. It's formed the bedrock of my rare groove sets for all the years I've played.
    It's not the most fashionable, but to me it's the perfect marriage of technology and soul, hence the title for this album, Automatic Soul. There are plenty of songs I could have included, and no doubt some that I shouldn't, but I've tried to represent what's best to me from this era. It's not a classic Late Night Tales. It's
    a pretty personal journey, which I hope some of you might be willing to share

    - Tom Findlay Groove Armada September 2014

    Unmixed Tracks


    LP1
    1. Rene & Angela - I'll Be Good
    2. Zapp - Heartbreaker - parts 1 & 2
    3. Timex Social Club - Rumors
    4. Mtume - Juicy Fruit
    5. Sugardaddy feat. Ronika - Don't Look Any Further
    6. Meli'sa Morgan - Fool's Paradise


    LP2
    1. George Franklin Smallwood & Marshmellow Band - You Know I Love You
    2. Royalle Delite - I'll Be A Freak For You
    3. Bits & Pieces - Don't Stop the Music
    4. Donna Allen - Serious (
    5. Change - Change Of Heart
    6. The Gap Band - I Owe It To Myself


    LP3
    1. 52nd Street - You're My Last Chance
    2. Thelma Houston - You Used To Hold Me So Tight
    3. Alexander O'Neal - What's Missing
    4. Aurra - You And Me Tonight
    5. Samson & Delilah - I Can Feel Your Love Slippin' Away
    6. Sharon Brown - I Specialize In Love

    Groove Armada
    $35.99
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    Eight And A Half

    Justin Peroff of Broken Social Scene plus Dave Hamelin and Liam O'Neil of The Stills equals Eight and a Half. When Broken Social Scene first emerged out of Toronto 10 years ago, a great deal of the band's success was attributed to the fact that most of its individual members had ties to other bands, or boasted established solo careers. Peroff, the band's drummer since 2000, was not without extracurricular pursuits of his own (acting, DJing, party promotion), but had never released music outside of the BSS banner. By 2009, the urge to explore something new was proving ever more impossible to suppress.


    Hamelin and O'Neil were old friends of Peroff's, Broken Social Scene and The Stills had shared stages as far back as 2003, but they weren't necessarily the most logical choice of collaborators: after all, Peroff was splitting his time between his temporary home in Los Angeles and recording sessions in Chicago for Broken Social Scene's Forgiveness Rock Record, while Hamelin and O'Neil were in the thick of touring for The Stills' 2008 album, Oceans Will Rise, and living in their native Montreal when off the road.


    However, over the course of several phone calls and emails, the trio realized they all shared a desire to create music that was distinctively different than the big-tent anthems their primary bands were known for, so much so that Peroff was willing to spend much of 2009 hopping back and forth between L.A., Chicago and Montreal to get this new, more electronically focused project off the ground, if only in fits and starts.


    What a difference a year makes, fast forward to the end of 2010 and Peroff was calling Toronto home once again, after Broken Social Scene completed its marathon Forgiveness Rock Record tour. And fortuitously enough, O'Neil and Hamelin had also become fellow residents, albeit for markedly different reasons: the former was hired to engineer Metric's follow-up to Fantasies at the band's Toronto-based Giant Studios, while the latter relocated after his girlfriend scored a new job in the city. O'Neil and Hamelin also suddenly found themselves with a lot of spare time on their hands: following a fall 2010 tour with Kings of Leon, The Stills had unceremoniously disbanded.


    And so the conditions were in place to elevate Eight and a Half from sideline recording project to a primary concern for those involved. And each member seized the opportunity to reinvent himself: where Peroff's steady back beat has always provided the solid foundation atop which Broken Social Scene could freely experiment, with Eight and a Half his drumming is thoroughly deconstructed, as reliant on electronic programming and looped breaks as live performance.


    O'Neil, traditionally a piano and horn player, focused on coaxing strange sounds and eerie ambience out of synthesizers and samplers. And Hamelin, who attempted a more rootsy, conversational style of singing as The Stills' secondary vocalist, pushed himself to croon in a higher register, and adopt a more confessional, emotionally naked mode of songwriting to better complement the minimal, mechanized productions.


    Though Eight and a Half's formation precedes The Stills' dissolution, it's tempting to interpret these songs from the melancholic desolation of "Scissors," to where-did-it-all-go-wrong self-examination of "Go Ego," to the turn-a-new-leaf pledge "The Turn Around," as a direct response to their demise. But the vulnerability, doubt and resignation embedded in Hamelin's voice and words are easily transferrable to anyone who's invested years of their life into something special only to watch it vanish in an instant.


    And Hamelin's recovery process, as well as Eight and a Half's own evolution from piecemeal recording project into proper flesh-and-blood band, is mirrored in the album's sequential shift from darkness to light: what begins as a chilly, claustrophobic and insular experience gradually opens up into a widescreen, kaleidoscopic splendor, spanning the mountainous surge of "Took A Train to India," the exuberant digital psychedelia of "Two Points" and the climactic/ecstatic curtain closer "Oh, My Head."

    1. When I Was Twenty Nine
    2. Scissors
    3. Go Ego
    4. The Turn Around
    5. Took A Train To India
    6. Wait Up
    7. Two Points
    8. Walked Into Diazepene
    9. Oh, My Head
    10. My Forevers
    Eight And A Half
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  • Al Green Explores Your Mind (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Al Green Explores Your Mind (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Al Green Explores Your Mind (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    By the time of 1974's Al Green Explores Your Mind, this version of the Memphis sound was the production style for only a handful of artists. Producer Willie Mitchell used a lighter touch for his most famous artist, and it's all but crafted into the Al Green sound. Despite his skills, Green never falls into mannerism here and gives heartfelt and cogent vocals rooted in intelligence and technique. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy), although lyrically slight, has the artist's charisma and Mitchell's pop chops. Take Me to the River, with perfect backing from Hi Rhythm and a horn and string arrangement, finds Green at his most persuasive. The last track, School Days, has Green longing for a school girlfriend and despite the potentially sappy sentiment, it works like a charm. The greatness of Al Green Explores Your Mind comes from a collective effort, including James Mitchell's dreamlike string arrangements and the always skilled backing vocals of Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes. But the biggest draw here is Green's phrasing and intimate vocals, making the record an extremely strong effort.



    Musicians:



    • Al Green (vocal)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Archie Turner( piano)

    • Mabon Teenie Hodges (guitar)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums, percussion)




    Recording: 1974 at Royal Recording Studios, South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee by Willie Mitchell

    Production: Willie Mitchell & Al Green




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
    2. Take Me To The River
    3. God Blessed Our Love
    4. The City
    5. One Nite Stand
    6. I'm Hooked On You
    7. Stay With Me Forever
    8. Hangin' On
    4. School
    Al Green
    $34.99
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    Comb The Feelings Through Your Hair


    a revelation -- dynamic, hooky, energetic!
    - PITCHFORK


    The '90s indie rock lashings of Grooms, add a
    reminder to dust off your Polvo/SY LPs
    -STEREOGUM


    ...some of the most exciting new sounds the
    Kings County has to offer."
    -POP MATTERS


    Having lived, worked, and created in the ever evolving Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn for over a
    decade, native Texan Travis Johnson has felt the direct impact of the growth and dissolution that comes
    with rapid gentrification. His band Grooms practiced, and recorded at Brooklyn's Death By Audio for
    seven years (first as Muggabears, then as Grooms) before they were forced out of their spiritual and
    literal home in November 2014 when DBA shut its doors. A little over a year before, with the band's
    income not providing enough money to support any of its members, bass player and co-writer Emily
    Ambruso went on hiatus from the band, leaving Johnson as the only original member. Despite these
    unfortunate blows, Johnson soldiered on, soon recruiting Jay Heiselmann on bass, and actor/comedian
    Steve Levine on drums.


    After months of experimenting with sound collages, samples, and electronic beats, the band recorded an
    obsessively detailed and melodically complex album, with a heavy focus on mood and texture. Unlike
    their previous album Infinity Caller (which Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis called ...an exercise in explosion
    and restraint hallmarked by sweeping guitars, stuttery drums, and cryptic, airy vocals...) many of the
    songs on Comb... bring the band's rhythm section to the fore, and Johnson's trademark guitar stylings
    often take a backseat to his psychedelic sample-collages and ambient electronics. Fortunately the new
    approach works, balancing pop structures with masterful experimental production that shifts in tone and
    color in harmony with Johnson's tales of acceptance, loneliness, and impotent violence.


    On Comb..., that violence is most evident on Something Wild, a song about destroying the high-priced
    waterfront condos that contribute to the rising cost of living in neighborhoods like Williamsburg and
    Greenpoint, and then feeling conflicted about it. Love is the subject matter on Bed Version (a song
    which Johnson describes as a fantasy about seeing the joy in my girlfriend's face as she realizes she's
    not cosmically alone.), and the album becomes wistful on Cross Off (a remembrance and longing for
    the good old days when Ambruso was still an active member of the band), but even on these songs
    Levine's alternately Krautrock and Elvin Jones-inspired drums, and Heiselmann's propulsive bass help to
    maintain the album's intense atmosphere. Album standouts like Comb the Feelings Through Your Hair
    and Doctor M deliver head-bobbing pop hooks as Johnson ponders his long-term struggle with
    addiction, while other songs, Savage Seminar, Will the Boys?, and Grenadine Scene from Inside,
    explore the thoughts, and feelings of fictional characters in the films Magnolia, Lost Boys, and Steel
    Magnolias, respectively.


    Whether singing from a fictional or personal perspective, Johnson's songs on Comb... are all loosely
    about letting go of bitterness and resentment. Like the Brooklyn neighborhood where he lives and works,
    his internal real estate is constantly being reevaluated, razed, and rebuilt. Fortunately his personal
    growth has yielded an album that attentive listeners will find relatable and consistently rewarding.

    1. Bed Version
    2. Comb The Feelings Through Your Hair
    3. Cross Off
    4. Something Wild
    5. Doctor M
    6. Half Cloud
    7. Will the Boys?
    8. Savage Seminar
    9. Grenadine Scene From Inside
    10. Foster Sister
    11. Later A Dream
    Grooms
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    Noctunes

    Willis Earl Beal was born on the South Side of Chicago. He would never consider it home. An odd kid, he spent a lot of his youth talking with his grandmother, who would entertain his endless questions about the universe and encourage his love of drawing. He developed an obsession with Batman that would last well into his teenage years, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army as a form of vigilante training. Willis Earl Beal died on an army base in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. While in boot camp he was plagued with physical and mental abuse, health complications (which would later require surgery and the removal of large portions of his intestine) forced his discharge. He moved back home. "When that all broke down," Beal says. "I lost a piece of myself." Willis Earl Beal was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After a stint of homelessness there, he worked odd jobs and rented a studio apartment. Though he'd never learned to play any instruments, he began to record raw, lo-fi albums with hand-drawn covers that he'd leave at coffee shops around town alongside flyers seeking a girlfriend with his phone number written on them. Those artifacts would eventually find their way to the cover of Found magazine, then to Jamie-James Medina at XL Recordings. Beal signed with XL's Hot Charity imprint in 2012. Willis Earl Beal died in New York City. Despite the release of two critically well-received albums on XL-Acousmatic Sorcery, a collection of his early home recordings, and a fully orchestrated studio album he recorded in Amsterdam called Nobody Knows-he was a mess. "I'd drink myself into stupors," he says. "I'd walk around in the daytime, crying, then I'd go downtown. The police would bring me home in the morning." Willis Earl Beal was born on a lake twenty miles outside Olympia, Washington. After ending his contract with XL, Beal went to live in the woods, and began an artistic transformation entirely of his own design, from rough-edged outsider-art provocateur to the kind of mysterious crooner one might expect to haunt the outskirts of Twin Peaks. "People had all these ideas about what I was supposed to be," he says. "I had only ever wanted to make lullabies." Beal's development played out over two self-released EPs and a full-length album, and then Beal built the patient, ambient-leaning Noctunes. The album's twelve songs are moving and meditative, thoroughly soaked with mournful synth strings and simple lyricism that Beal says is intentionally minimalistic. "I wanted to create this persona that could say everything perfectly with very little," Beal says. "The record, to me, is a perfect record. I listen to that thing a lot, and it helps me." Willis Earl Beal has yet to be born. Critics and publicists defined him before he'd had a chance to define himself. Their expectations were inextricably linked with race and gender, two concepts Beal thoroughly rejects. Now, two extremely productive years removed from the spotlight, Beal doesn't feel pressure to define himself against anything. His new music is shockingly original, utterly confident, and as ephemeral as Beal himself. He levitates above definition, concerned only with self-discovery and truth-seeking. "I know it sounds falsely altruistic," he says. "But I think a simple voice like mine can serve as an example of some kind of freedom."
    1. Under You
    2. Flying So Low
    3. Like a Box
    4. Lust
    5. No Solution
    6. Stay
    7. Say the Words
    8. Love Is All Around
    9. Able to Wait
    10. Survive
    11. Start Over
    12. 12 Midnight
    Willis Earl Beal
    $24.99
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    Metalmania

    Salad Boys came together at the end of 2012 with members from other illustrious Christchurch groups T54, Bang! Bang! Eche! and the Dance Asthmatics. Recorded, the Salad Boys are deceivingly charming, presenting a careful but curious balance of well-informed pop melodies, hypnotizing rhythms and heady instrumentation. The group's self-titled mini-album released in 2013 caused something of a mini-sensation, receiving praise from the likes of Stolen Girlfriends Club, Mess and Noise,hhhhappy.com and many more. In real life, the Salad Boys perform a wondrous assault: a charged up blitz of clanging guitars, intoxicating drones, head-down acid repetition and an abundance of dazzling pop hooks. This notoriety has scored the group a wealth of engagements up and down New Zealand including slots at the Camp a Low Hum and Chronophonium festivals, gigs with Sebadoh, The Bats, & Parquet Courts as well as a highly honorable spot performing as backing band for David Kilgour of legendary NZ group The Clean.
    1. Here's No Use
    2. Dream Date
    3. Daytime Television
    4. Better Pick Ups
    5. My Decay
    6. No Taste Bomber
    7. Bow to your Sensation
    8. I'm A Mountain
    9. Hit Her And Run
    10. First Eight
    Salad Boys
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