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  • Down By The Old Mainstream (Sold Out) Down By The Old Mainstream (Sold Out) Quick View

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    Down By The Old Mainstream (Sold Out)

    Release Date: June 22, 2018*



    2-LP, 180-Gram, Color Vinyl Pressed At Record Industry


    Tip On Gatefold Aqueous Gloss Stoughton Jacket With Printed Inner Sleeves


    Individually Numbered And Limited To One Pressing


    First Repress Since 2010, When It Was First Issued On Vinyl


    A Lost Classic From The 1990s That Includes Jeff Tweedy Of Wilco, Dan Murphy Of Soul Asylum & Gary Louris Of The Jayhawks


    Golden Smog is a Minneapolis-based, loosely connected inter-changeable group of musicians from notable bands comprising members of Wilco, Soul Asylum, The Replacements, The Jayhawks, Run Westy Run, Big Star and the Honeydogs. Since their inception in 1989, many members have come and gone, with the following musicians having appeared on all recordings: Kraig Johnson (Run Westy Run), Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum), Gary Louris (Jayhawks) and bassist Marc Perlman (Jayhawks). The group originally played in and around Minneapolis doing mainly cover song sets as a country-rock reaction to the punk and hardcore music that dominated the region. In 1995 they released their debut album, "Down By the Old Mainstream," recorded at Pachyderm Recording Studio that was made up of mainly original material with a few covers. Drummer Chris Mars of the Replacements was gone by now and the line-up consisted of Johnson, Murphy, Louris, Perlman and two new members: Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and Honeydogs drummer Noah Levy. All members were credited under pseudonyms to avoid contractual issues with their other record companies.

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    LP 1
    1. V
    2. Ill Fated
    3. Pecan Pie
    4. Yesterday Cried
    5. Glad & Sorry
    6. Won't Be Coming Home
    7. He's A Dick


    LP 2
    1. Walk Where He Walked
    2. Nowhere Bound
    3. Friend
    4. She Don't Have To See You
    5. Red Headed Stepchild
    6. Williamton Angel
    7. Radio King

    Golden Smog
    $36.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER
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  • Together At Last Together At Last Quick View

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    Together At Last

    Together At Last is a new album by songwriter and guitarist Jeff Tweedy. It features the Wilco bandleader performing eleven of his own songs, culled from the Wilco catalog as well as from side-projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog, in a solo acoustic setting. Recorded at Tweedy's Chicago recording studio The Loft, Together At Last showcases Tweedy's accomplished and intricate guitar playing and his expressive, plaintive voice, and while audiences have experienced Tweedy live onstage as a solo performer for years, this is the first studio recording of its kind for the acclaimed musician.
    1. Via Chicago
    2. Laminated Cat
    3. Lost Love
    4. Muzzle Of Bees
    5. Ashes Of American Flags
    6. Dawned On Me
    7. In A Future Age
    8. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
    9. Hummingbird
    10. I'm Always In Love
    11. Sky Blue Sky
    Jeff Tweedy
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog Quick View

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    When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog

    Call it a curse: Jens Lekman's world is populated by an endless stream of women. There he is, his hair mussed and glasses off-kilter, sitting in the corner of the cafe with his journal once again - and he's being torn in two. Moments ago he fell in love with the redheaded barista who nailed his order - when she scooted that cappuccino across the counter, it was clear that there was a connection. And now, his eye catches the picture of divinity in the shape of the most finely featured brunette he's ever seen...and she's looking his way. But which way to go? It's tragic having to make such choices. Like Fellini's The Man Who Loved Women, Jens Lekman is a man forever at a crossroads between competing inspirations.


    At only 23, Lekman has deservedly been the center of much hype in Scandinavia. Having made a name for himself performing under the name Rocky Dennis, he recently hit #2 on the Swedish National Pop Charts. Most everyone who's heard him believes him to be the next great pop star emerging from the streets of the DIY underground. With an angelic voice and golden ears he seems to be drinking from the same hard waters as The Carpenters, Harry Nilsson, The Magnetic Fields, Runt-era Todd Rundgren, Bill Callahan's Smog, The Modern Lovers, Rufus Wainwright and Belle & Sebastian.

    Side A



    1. Tram #7 To Heaven

    2. Happy Birthday, Dear Friend Lisa    

    3. Do You Remember The Riots?   

    4. You Are The Light (By Which I Travel Into This And That)   

    5. If You Ever Need A Stranger (To Sing At Your Wedding)

    6. Silvia



    Side B



    1. The Cold Swedish Winter

    2. Julie    

    3. Psychogirl        

    4. When I Said I Wanted To Be Your Dog

    5. A Higher Power


     

    Jens Lekman
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails (Awaiting Repress) Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails (Awaiting Repress)

    Rock n' roll vets Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5, R.E.M., Young Fresh Fellows) and Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate, Gutterball, Danny & Dusty, Miracle 3) have an unhealthy love for music undermined only by an even more unhealthy love of baseball. The compatriots blend their two passions with The Baseball Project Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails, an album of buzzing guitars and baseball back stories.


    The heroes and villains of America's (in)famous pastime are explored with cutting wit and fanboy detail in songs that satisfy both the summer's need for rock anthems and sweltering afternoon double-headers. Drummer Linda Pitmon (Miracle 3, Golden Smog) and R.E.M.'s Peter Buck round out the squad, as they spin tales of ill-fated drinking binges (The Yankee Flipper, The Death of Big Ed Delahanty), near mythical icons (Ted Fucking Williams), folk heroes (Fernando, Satchel Paige Said) and on Gratitude (For Curt Flood), the overlooked man who changed the game.


    A passionately funny and sarcastically reverent commentary on the state of the sport, The Baseball Project provides a hip soundtrack to the backstage party at America's game

    1. Past Time
    2. Ted Fucking Williams
    3. Gratitude
    4. Broken Man
    5. Satchel Paige Said
    6. Fernando
    7. Long Before My Time
    8. Jackie's Lament
    9. Sometimes I Dream Of Willie Mays
    10. The Death Of Big Ed Delahanty
    11. Harvey Haddix
    12. The Yankee Flipper
    13. The Closer
    The Baseball Project
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Vagabonds (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Vagabonds (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Vagabonds (Expanded Edition) (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: September 14, 2018*


    This Expanded 2-LP Edition Includes A Bonus Disc Of Outtakes, Demos And Acoustic Tracks, With Many Making Their Debut To Vinyl As Well As Several Having Never Been Released On Any Physical Format


    This Is The First Time This Album Has Been Reissued On Vinyl Since Original Release In 2008


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


    Pressed On 2-180-Gram Black Records At Record Industry In The Netherlands And Comes In A Deluxe Gatefold Tip-On Stoughton Sleeve With New Notes From Gary


    Each 2-LP Set Is Numbered And Strictly Limited


    The American guitarist, singer and songwriter Gary Lourdis was founding member of the Minneapolis-based band The Jayhawks and their principal songwriter and vocalist after the departure of Mark Olson. He eventually was responsible for moving the band from folk-country towards a more progressive, pop sound. The band formed in 1985 in Minneapolis and appeared on Letterman in 2003, performing "Save It For A Rainy Day," off their Rainy Day Music album. They recorded seven albums for Columbia before going on hiatus in 2005. The band briefly reunited in 2011 for a new album and tour only to return to a hiatus when Olson left again in 2012.


    Louris' additional credits include being a member of the intermittent Midwest collective, Golden Smog that recorded two albums on Rykodisc and two albums on Lost Highway from 1995 to 2007, as well as co-writing "Jealous of Moon" with Chris Thile in 2005-the song appeared on the Nickel Creek album Why Should The Fire Die?-and songs for the 2008 Dixie Chicks album Taking The Long Way.


    In 2008, Rykodisc released Gary's first solo album Vagabonds. The album was produced by Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson. In an interview, Louris was quoted as saying," It wasn't my intention to recapture the '70s or anything, that's just what comes out when I sing .Once we got the band together for the sessions, it actually reminded me of how The Jayhawks were when we started out. The music is new and exciting for them, and it was good for me to feed off of that." Vagabonds was recorded in Laurel Canyon, which is famous for being the center of the 1970s singer-songwriter scene, and is expanded here with bonus material from the sessions-many making their debut to vinyl, and others new to any physical format


    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. True Blue
    2. Omaha Nights
    3. To Die A Happy Man
    4. She Only Calls Me On Sundays
    5. We'll Get By
    6. Black Grass
    7. I Wanna Get High
    8. Vagabonds
    9. D.C. Blues
    10. Meandering


    LP 2
    1. Three Too Many (Outtake)*
    2. Working Girl (Demo)*
    3. Baby Let Me Take Care Of You (Outtake)**
    4. Fall Day (Demo)**
    5. Girl in the Window (Outtake)***
    6. True Blue****
    7. Omaha Nights****
    8. To Die A Happy Man****
    9. She Only Calls Me on Sundays****
    10. We'll Get By****
    11. Vagabonds****


    * iTunes bonus track, previously unavailable on any physical format
    ** Amazon bonus track, previously unavailable on any physical format
    *** Previously unreleased
    **** Acoustic version

    Gary Louris
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Floating Features Floating Features Quick View

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    Floating Features

    Los Angeles has often been described as a "dream factory"--both a mecca where dreamers
    converge to pursue long-held aspirations, and a topography of hallucinogenic contradictions:
    enchanting tangerine sunsets diffused by smog, crystal-clutching spiritualists mingling with
    deep-pocketed narcissists, rows of scenic palms competing with garish billboards for
    commuters' attention.


    It was against this backdrop that the four members of La Luz--singer/guitarist Shana Cleveland,
    drummer Marian Li Pino, keyboardist Alice Sandahl, and bassist Lena Simon--conceived
    of Floating Features, the band's third studio album. For this, their most ambitious release yet,
    La Luz consulted landscapes both physical and psychological.


    References to dreams abound on Floating Features. "Loose Teeth" catalyzes nightmare fuel
    into a propulsive, intentionally-disorienting collision of honeyed harmonies and Takeshi
    Terauchi-esque jetstreams of distorted surf guitar. "Mean Dream" unsurprisingly mines dreamstate
    imagery, and the lyrics and melody for "Walking Into the Sun" actually came to Cleveland
    during a particularly-vivid night of deep sleep. Looming over the album's coterie of surreal
    figures (gargantuan cicadas, a monstrous "Creature," The Sun King, aliens, the titular "Lonely
    Dozer") is the magnificent "Greed Machine," a skulking, insatiable engine of consumption-Nathanael
    West's "business of dreams" fearsomely manifested.


    Only La Luz could conjure up Floating Features' Leone-on-LSD vibes, and the album finds the
    L.A. band at the height of their powers--golden rebels in a golden dream.

    1. Floating Features
    2. Cicada
    3. Loose Teeth
    4. Mean Dream
    5. California Finally
    6. The Creature
    7. Golden One
    8. Lonely Dozer
    9. Greed Machine
    10. Walking Into the Sun
    11. Don't Leave Me On the Earth
    La Luz
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