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  • St. Elsewhere St. Elsewhere Quick View

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    St. Elsewhere

    Gnarls Barkley is the highly anticipated collaboration from Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo. Danger Mouse is one of the most important artist/producers in music today. 'Demon Days' sold over 5 million worldwide and Dangerdoom's 'The Mouse And The Mask' sold over 100,000 units. Accolades include GQ's 'Men Of The Year' honor; Spin's 'Eccentric Genius Of The Year', NME's 'Hottest Hip-Hop Producer In The World', Entertainment Weekly's 'Album Of The Year', Grammy nomination for Producer Of The Year, and more. Cee-Lo is a Grammy-nominated, founding member of Goodie Mob. He wrote and produced the Pussycat Dolls #1 smash hit 'Don't Cha', and his two solo albums for Arista scanned over 500,000 units combined. He also wrote hit singles for Ludacris, Common, P Diddy, Trick Daddy, and others. 'Goodie Mob' has sold over two million albums worldwide. 'Crazy', from this release, is all over UK's Radio One.
    1. Go-Go Gadget Gospel

    2. Crazy
    3. St. Elsewhere
    4. Gone Daddy Gone
    5. Smiley Faces
    6. The Boogie Monster

    7. Feng Shui
    8. Just a Thought
    9. Transformer
    10. Who Cares?
    11. On-Line
    12. Necromancing
    13. Storm Coming
    14. The Last Time
    Gnarls Barkley
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    Within And Without


    Washed Out is the operational alias for Atlanta, GAs Ernest Greene, and their first full-length, Within and Without will be released via Sub Pop Records. Greene recorded Within and Without with Ben Allen, who, among a great many other things, co-produced Animal Collectives Merriweather Post Pavillion, Gnarls Barkleys St. Elsewhere and Deerhunters Halcyon Digest.


    In 2009, Washed Out released two critically-acclaimed EPs; Life of Leisure (Mexican Summer) and High Times (Mirror Universe Tapes). Most recently, the Washed Out song Feel It All Around, from Life of Leisure, was chosen as the theme song for the new and very funny IFC series Portlandia, which features Saturday Night Live cast member Fred Armisen and Sleater-Kinney/Sub Pop alum and current Wild Flag member Carrie Brownstein.

    1. Eyes Be Closed

    2. Echoes
    3. Amor Fati
    4. Soft
    5. Far Away
    6. Before
    7. You and I
    8. Within and Without
    9. A Dedication
    Washed Out
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    Mouse & The Mask

    The Mouse and the Mask was produced by Lex super-producer Danger Mouse and masked supervillain MF DOOM. The album features Cee-Lo Green (also of Gnarls Barkley), Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, Money Mark and the cast of cult cartoon show Aqua Teen Hunger Force and ten years on remains DOOM's best selling album to date.
    1. El Chupa Nibre
    2. Sofa King
    3. The Mask (feat. Ghostface)
    4. Perfect Hair
    5. Benzi Box (feat. Cee-Lo)
    6. Old School Rules (feat. Talib Kweli)
    7. A.T.H.F. (Aqua Teen Hunger Force)
    8. Basket Case
    9. No Names (Black Debbie)
    10. Crosshairs
    11. Mince Meat
    12. Vats Of Urine
    13. Space Hos
    14. Bada Bing
    Danger Doom
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    Broken Bells

    Broken Bells is the new band featuring James Mercer of The Shins and artist/producer Danger Mouse of Gnarls Barkley. Fans of eachothers work, the pair met at a Danish music festival in 2004 and began recording together at Burton's Los Angeles based studio in March of 2008. Features the first single The High Road. 180g vinyl LP with 17.5 x 15.5 poster and album download code.
    1. The High Road
    2. Vaporize
    3. Your Head Is On Fire
    4. The Ghost Inside
    5. Sailing to Nowhere
    6. Trap Doors
    7. Citizen
    8. October
    9. Mongrel Heart
    10. The Mall and Miser
    Broken Bells
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    Rooms Filled With Light

    Rooms Filled With Light is the sophomore release from the London-based indie pop band Fanfarolo and follow-up to their internationally acclaimed 2009 debut Reservoir. The album marks a major step forward for Fanfarlo and finds the band incorporating new textures into their already eclectic sonic palette, replacing acoustic guitars with electric and using synths and samplers instead of mandolins and glockenspiels. Rooms Filled With Light retains the lyrical and musical themes of its predecessor while expanding upon them with increased dynamics and more emphasis on atmosphere. The 12-song set was produced by by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley) and engineered by award-winning producer/engineer David Wrench (Bat For Lashes, Everything Everything, Beth Orton) at North Wales Bryn Derwen Recording Studio.
    1. Replicate
    2. Deconstruction
    3. Lenslife
    4. Shiny Things
    5. Tunguska
    6. Everything Turns
    7. Tightrope
    8. Feathers
    9. Bones
    10. Dig
    11. A Flood
    12. Everything Resolves
    Fanfarlo
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    N3


    The Third Studio Album From Dot Hacker


    Pressed On Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas


    Mastered At Infrasonic Sound


    Fronted By Josh Klinghoffer, Guitarist Of Red Hot Chili Peppers


    Dot Hacker is the project of California-based musicians
    Josh Klinghoffer, Clint Walsh, Eric Gardner, and Jonathan
    Hischke. Collectively, the members have played with a
    seemingly never-ending list of artists, including Gnarls
    Barkley, Broken Bells, PJ Harvey, Morrissey, The Shins,
    Beck, Hella, Tom Morello, and so many more. Most
    notably, guitarist and lead singer Josh Klinghoffer plays
    guitar in the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


    Their third studio effort, N°3, follows the band's 2014 two-part
    album, How's Your Process?, and expands on the
    "piercing hooks and transfixing arrangements" (Billboard)
    that album had to offer. N°3 finds the band at their most
    musically creative and adventurous, and for anyone
    familiar with their past work, that says quite a lot.

    1. C Section
    2. We're Going Where
    3. Mindwalk
    4. Cassandra
    5. Apt Mess
    6. Found Lost
    7. Forgot To Smile
    8. Beseech
    9. Minds Dying
    Dot Hacker
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  • Walk The Moon Walk The Moon Quick View

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    Walk The Moon

    Officially forming in 2008, Cincinnati, OH based indie-rock outfit Walk The Moon (consisting of lead singer/songwriter/keyboard player Nicholas Petricca; bassist/vocalist Kevin Ray; guitarist/vocalist Eli Maiman; drummer/vocalist Sean Waugaman) now present their self-titled major label debut on RCA Records. The 11-song set was produced by Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective) and it features new songs, tracks from their acclaimed Anna Sun EP and newly recorded versions of fan favorites off their 2010 independently released album I Want! I Want! In addition to the explosive single "Anna Sun" which Esquire exclaims "might just be the catchiest, most synthed-out and perfectly constructed pop track around right now," Walk The Moon also boasts the breakout cuts "Tightrope" and "Next In Line."
    1. Quesadilla
    2. Lisa Baby
    3. Next In Line
    4. Anna Sun
    5. Tightrope
    6. Jenny
    7. Shiver Shiver
    8. Lions
    9. Iscariot
    10. Fixin'
    11. I Can Lift A Car
    Walk The Moon
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    Love The Future

    With their debut album Love the Future, the Harvard duo of D.A. Wallach and Maxwell Drummey, have boldy produced an album that is poised to break barriers and set new standards. The glorious She Loves Everybody mixes sensibilities equally drawing on Motown and power-pop. Beneath the Veil throws country twists into hip-hop aesthetics. Neal has echoes of swing, hip-hop and rock with a guitar break paying tribute to Les Paul.


    The band has already been lauded by the press with features such as Spin's Who's Next `08 and Rolling Stone's Artists To Watch. And take it from no less than Pharrell Williams, who signed the unclassifiable duo to his Star Trak/Interscope label after an early copy of the album, recorded by the two largely in a dorm basement studio while they were students at Harvard, was passed from them to his engineer, Drew Coleman.


    It's been a long time since I've heard a project teeming with this sort of musicality and originality, says Williams, the phenomenal artist/producer/trailblazer of Neptunes, N.E.R.D. and various other projects. You're going to watch history unfold with these guys. I feel it in my gut. That works for Wallach and Drummey, who trace an aesthetic lineage from Beethoven to Brian Wilson, from Les Paul to Prince to, well, Pharrell Williams. They see walls coming down with a new generation inspired by innovative artists like Gnarls Barkley and OutKast.

    1. Introduction
    2. C'mon (On My Own)
    3. Bebe Buell
    4. String Interlude
    5. The Jimmy Choos
    6. Time To Unwind
    7. Fingers
    8. Country Interlude
    9. Beneath The Veil
    10. Neal
    11. Not Over You
    12. She Loves Everybody
    13. Sleep
    Chester French
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  • Road From Memphis Road From Memphis Quick View

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    Road From Memphis

    The Road from Memphis starts with a young Booker T. Jones hauling his stack of newspapers to Phineas Newborn's front yard where, while folding them for his after]school delivery route, he could listen to the jazz great practice piano. It ends with Booker and The Roots roaring through a set of both timeless and contemporary originals (and propulsive covers of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy and Lauren Hill's Everything Is Everything.


    Along for the ride are vocalists Matt Berninger of the National, Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket, Sharon Jones, Lou Reed, and Booker himself, telling the story of how the funk/soul sound that Booker helped invent spiraled out from Memphis, touching The Roots' hometown of Philadelphia, New York (where engineer Gabe Roth has been recreating classic soul sonics for everyone from Sharon Jones to Amy Winehouse), and Detroit.


    Detroit as in Dennis Coffey, legendary Motown session guitarist who introduced driving rock]funk rhythm to hits like Cloud Nine and Ball of Confusion by the Temptations, and brings his Detroit grit to these tracks. The Road from Memphis is classic Memphis soul, and classic Booker in the tradition of Green Onions, but beyond that it is the story of a sound, and how Booker, working with the inheritors of his sound, is keeping a tradition alive.


    1. Walking Papers

    2. Crazy
    3. Progress (feat. Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket)
    4. The Hive
    5. Down In Memphis (feat. Booker T. on vocals)
    6. Everything Is Everything
    7. Rent Party
    8. Representing Memphis (feat. Matt Berninger and Sharon Jones)
    9. The Vamp
    10. Harlem House
    11. The Bronx (feat. Lou Reed)

    Booker T
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  • Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance Quick View

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    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance


    "The Scottish indie-pop group has managed to
    build a fan base the old-fashioned way: by writing
    old-fashioned songs, the kind that brim with
    melody, sensitivity, cleverness, sophistication, and
    sheer beauty. It's hard to imagine groups like The
    Shins, Arcade Fire, or Vampire Weekend sounding
    like they do without its influence"
    - Entertainment Weekly


    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance is the longawaited
    follow-up to 2010's Write About Love.
    Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta
    by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with
    Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury,
    among others, the band - who have been
    listening to things like vintage Detroit techno
    and Giorgio Moroder - have brought a danceparty
    element into their gorgeous tales of
    sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It
    is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching
    album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.


    Given that band leader Stuart Murdoch has
    openly declared himself pro-bubblegum before,
    it shouldn't come as a surprise that 'Enter Sylvia
    Plath', 'The Book Of You' and 'Play For Today' have
    keyboard hooks that recall Scandinavian pop
    machines past and present. The filmic loves,
    kitchen sink imagery and baroque touches are
    still there, too, don't worry. It's all about trusting
    in the restorative power of pop music. If you'd
    trust anyone to write a great Europop song
    about Sylvia Plath, you'd trust Belle & Sebastian.

    1. Nobody's Empire
    2. Allie
    3. The Party Line
    4. The Power Of Three
    5. The Cat With The Cream
    6. Enter Sylvia Plath
    7. The Everlasting Muse
    8. Perfect Couples
    9. Ever Had A Little Faith?
    10. Play For Today
    11. The Book Of You
    12. Today (This Army's For Peace)
    Belle And Sebastian
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  • Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance (Box Set) Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance (Box Set) Quick View

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    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance (Box Set)


    4 LP Box Set With Extended Album Mixes + 4 Bonus Tracks + Poster


    Limited To 3,750 Copies


    "The Scottish indie-pop group has managed to
    build a fan base the old-fashioned way: by writing
    old-fashioned songs, the kind that brim with
    melody, sensitivity, cleverness, sophistication, and
    sheer beauty. It's hard to imagine groups like The
    Shins, Arcade Fire, or Vampire Weekend sounding
    like they do without its influence"
    - Entertainment Weekly


    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance is the longawaited
    follow-up to 2010's Write About Love.
    Produced and mixed at Maze Studios in Atlanta
    by Ben H. Allen III, best known for his work with
    Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective, and Raury,
    among others, the band - who have been
    listening to things like vintage Detroit techno
    and Giorgio Moroder - have brought a danceparty
    element into their gorgeous tales of
    sensitive souls navigating a world gone awry. It
    is perhaps the most inspired and wide-reaching
    album Belle and Sebastian have ever made.


    Given that band leader Stuart Murdoch has
    openly declared himself pro-bubblegum before,
    it shouldn't come as a surprise that 'Enter Sylvia
    Plath', 'The Book Of You' and 'Play For Today' have
    keyboard hooks that recall Scandinavian pop
    machines past and present. The filmic loves,
    kitchen sink imagery and baroque touches are
    still there, too, don't worry. It's all about trusting
    in the restorative power of pop music. If you'd
    trust anyone to write a great Europop song
    about Sylvia Plath, you'd trust Belle & Sebastian.

    1. Nobody's Empire
    2. Allie
    3. The Party Line
    4. The Power Of Three
    5. The Cat With The Cream
    6. Enter Sylvia Plath
    7. The Everlasting Muse
    8. Perfect Couples
    9. Ever Had A Little Faith?
    10. Play For Today
    11. The Book Of You
    12. Today (This Army's For Peace)
    Belle And Sebastian
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  • Attack & Release Attack & Release Quick View

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    Attack & Release

    Until now, guitarist-singer Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney of the Black Keys took an extreme do-it-yourself approach to record making, hunkering down in a basement studio or setting up equipment in one of the abandoned factories of their native Akron, Ohio. Their modus operandi was more seance than session. With a minimal set of tools, they conjured up a big, swaggering blues-rock sound, seemingly drawn from some distant time and place yet too weirdly original to ever be called retro. As Rolling Stone put it in a review of their 2006 Nonesuch debut, Magic Potion, Pure blues rock of this caliber is really timeless.


    For this album, however, the Black Keys decided not to go it alone: Attack and Release is the result of one of the most audacious and eagerly awaited collaborations in alternative rock history. As producer, Auerbach and Carney chose Danger Mouse, the mega-eclectic sonic mastermind behind the Grammy Award-winning Gnarls Barkley's St. Elsewhere and its multi-format hit, Crazy, as well as the music-industry provocateur who created the mother of all mash-ups, The Grey Album. The Black Keys also deigned to work at an established studio, albeit one within driving distance of Akron. Suma Recording, a legendary spot in northeast Ohio renowned for its supply of great vintage gear, provided just the right ambience for the guys. As Carney put it, with genuine affection, Suma smells like a moldy cabin and looks like a haunted house.


    On Attack and Release, Danger Mouse is more creative co-conspirator than traditional figure behind the boards. He doesn't radically alter the duo's sound so much as coax out more of its inherent soulfulness, groove and bittersweet emotion. Two versions of Remember When illustrate how the duo can swing easily from smoldering ballad to thrashing rocker. I'm more pleased with the sound of this record than any one we've ever made, says Carney, and Auerbach concurs: We never let it all go like we did for this one, anything was game. It was just fun to make, and that's why I think it's so successful. The band adds more instrumentation to their mix, including piano, organ and moog synthesizer. Danger Mouse fashions subtle special effects, like the ghostly background choir that surfaces on the moody I Got Mine, which sounds as if it were samples from some old Warner Bros. cartoon. The Black Keys also invited in a few special guests: guitarist Marc Ribot and clarinetist-flautist (and Pat's uncle) Ralph Carney, both veterans of Tom Waits' band and players on countless avant-rock/jazz/noise session. Jessica Lea Mayfield a/k/a Chittlin, an impressive 18 year-old bluegrass/country singer from Kent, Ohio, sings alongside a heart-breakingly plaintive Auerbauch on the slow-dance final cut, Things Ain't Like They Used to Be

    1. All You Ever Wanted
    2. I Got Mine
    3. Strange Times
    4. Psychotic Girl
    5. Lies
    6. Remember When (Side A)
    7. Remember When (Side B)
    8. Same Old Thing
    9. So He Won't Break
    10. Oceans & Streams
    11. Things Ain't Like They Used to Be
    The Black Keys
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    ...Little Broken Hearts

    Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearant Audio from the original source recordings!


    200-gram audiophile vinyl double-LP pressing by Quality Record Pressings. Gatefold, tip-on jackets on heavy cardboard stock, deluxe high quality!


    Part of Analogue Productions' reissue of the Norah Jones' solo catalog, featuring the individual albums Come Away With Me, Feels Like Home, Not Too Late, The Fall and Little Broken Hearts. Each album will also be featured in an exclusive LP box set to come that will include Norah's Covers album!


    Norah Jones' Little Broken Hearts was created in collaboration with producer Brian Danger Mouse Burton, best known as the producing ace for Gnarls Barkley with singer Cee Lo Green. Jones and Danger Mouse wrote all of the material for the album together at the producer's studio in Los Angeles, and the duo performed all of the instruments themselves. This is their second time working together - Jones previously appeared as a vocalist on Rome, Danger Mouse's collaboration with Italian composer Daniele Luppi. Though Little Broken Hearts is the result of a partnership between Jones and Danger Mouse, the record will be credited only to her.


    The album's sound ranges from experimental chamber serenades to stark, electronic-embellished confessions. It's obviously very different than anything Norah's ever done, Burton says. I don't know what people will think - I hope they like it, and she doesn't lose a bunch of fans.


    I'd never gone in with nothing and wrote songs from scratch, and I'd never played bass before on a record, Jones told Rolling Stone. I was out of my comfort zone - but I was comfortable because we're friends.


    Adds Burton, The best thing was having just the two of us on those first sessions, not a whole band. Norah had as many, if not more, great ideas than I did.


    One of the boldest departures is Take It Back, which features fuzzed-out guitars and spooky, distorted vocals. I never knew how to get weird sounds, Jones says. It was all about finding a balance between those effects and making sure my voice was clear and sounded like me.


    In its own quiet way, Little Broken Hearts hews closer to heartbreak classics like Marvin Gaye's Here, My Dear than to anything in Jones' back catalog, Rolling Stone reports, This time, I've been way less concerned with self-editing, Jones says. I'm not sad, but there's a lot of hurt in there. And it felt great to say what I felt and put it down on tape. Doing that made me so happy! This album is all about saying things that needed to be said.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Good Morning
    2. Say Goodbye
    3. Little Broken Hearts
    4. She's 22
    5. Take It Back
    6. After The Fall
    7. 4 Broken Hearts
    8. Travelin' On
    9. Out On The Road
    10. Happy Pills
    11. Miriam
    12. All A Dream
    Norah Jones
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    The Child Of Lov

    180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl


    For Fans of: Gnarls Barkley, Beck, J Dilla, Gorillaz, Danger Mouse


    There's something about Cole Williams's voice that conjures pictures in the mind.
    Not only through the intense and compelling vocals of his recordings, either.
    There's a catch to it, a rugged rasp weathered beyond his years, that shows that his
    singing style - rich in the cadences of funk, blues and soul. Spend any time with
    them, and it's abundantly clear that Cole - or if you prefer, The Child Of Lov - is a
    true modern soul man.


    This much we know: Cole has lived in London, Paris and Amsterdam where he's
    currently based. He has, for various reasons, spent a good deal of time alone with
    music. His first inspirations were his mother's Stevie Wonder albums. By the age
    of 13 he was listening to hip hop and neo-soul, and began to try and make his own
    beats on his computer, and initially to rap. At 14, he began to teach himself guitar
    and piano, and became obsessed with the off-kilter hip hop beats of J Dilla and
    especially Madlib, the master of the thickly-layered psychedelic groove. Inspired
    by the combination of unorthodox musicality with hip hop attitude, as he picked
    out his own melodies and slowly developed his instrumental skills; it all came
    together.


    So here we are: from those years' worth of self-disciplined musical study and
    practice recordings, then a period of adjusting to their exposure to the world, have
    come the tracks that became The Child Of Lov album. They're layered with all
    the intensity and dedication that Cole has put into his listening and learning, and
    with his passion for the influences. Check out "Give Me" - the peculiar stutter of
    his abstract hip hop heroes Madlib and Dilla is there, but so is his first inspiration
    Stevie Wonder as well as brilliantly discordant hints of Prince and even Tom Waits
    in full junkyard prophet mode. Listen to the powerfully defiant "Fly" and wonder
    that the powerful, gospel-infused voice is that of a young man, and not a soul
    veteran beaten but unbowed by life's tribulations and soak up the mournful opener
    "Call Me Up" - the sort of track you'd always hoped Sly Stone might pull himself
    together and make one day

    1. Call Me Up
    2. Heal
    3. One Day [feat. Damon Albarn]
    4. Living The Circle
    5. Give Me
    6. Go With The Wind
    7. Owl [feat. DOOM]
    8. Fly
    9. Warrior
    10. Give It To The People
    The Child Of Lov
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    Paracosm

    The music recorded by Ernest Greene as Washed Out has been nothing if not dreamy, and on his second full-length, Paracosm, he takes the dreamlike,
    otherworldly atmospheres of his music a huge leap further.


    The title refers to a phenomenon in which people create detailed imaginary worlds, and the idea of escaping is all over Paracosm's music and lyrics. Paracosm finds Greene reaching beyond the computers and synths that filled Washed Out's previous recordings, expanding his sonic palette to include over 50 different instruments, the most significant of which turned out to be old keyboards like the
    Mellotron, Chamberlin, Novatron, and Optigan.


    "I've grown as a songwriter to the point where I
    want to have more involved arrangements, and that's really hard to do with sampling," says Greene. "These machines were kind of a happy medium: The sounds have a very worn, distressed quality about them, much like an old sample. But they also offer much more flexibility because they're playable."


    Following two years on the road in support of
    the critically-acclaimed Within And Without, and the lauded Life Of Leisure EP (which can still be heard during Portlandia's opening credits), he and his wife, Blair (who plays in the Washed Out live band), relocated from the big-city hubbub of Atlanta to a house outside Athens, where Greene could shut out the real world in favor of an alternate universe of his own making. Listeners will be immediately struck by Paracosm's seamless melding of organic and synthetic sounds, and its lighter tone. Greene says: "I knew from the beginning I wanted this record to be optimistic, very much a daytime-sounding album. I think the last record felt more nocturnal in some ways. This one I just imagined being outside, surrounded by a beautiful, natural environment."


    With its gorgeous execution and uplifting attitude, Paracosm is primed to be this year's summer record. And it promises to do what its name suggests: take listeners to a better world.


    Paracosm was recorded at in Atlanta with Ben H. Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter, Gnarls Barkley, Washed Out - Within and Without) at Maze Studios.

    1. Entrance
    2. It All Feels Right
    3. Don't Give Up
    4. Weightless
    5. All I Know
    6. Great Escape
    7. Paracosm
    8. Falling Back
    9. All Over Now
    Washed Out
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