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    The Graduate (Speakers Corner)

    With his film The Graduate, which was crowned with an Oscar and five Golden Globes, director Mike Nichols created far more than just the story of the erotic initiation of the college graduate Benjamin. Not only the scenario but also the production modalities were revolutionary. For the very first time the crusted morals of the American upper class were attacked by means of film, an Alfa Romeo - a European car - was advertised most effectively, and a soundtrack was put together from already existent, successful pop numbers. No words are really necessary about the music, since numbers such as Sound Of Silence, Mrs. Robinson and Scarborough Fair have entered into the annals of musical culture ever since they were used in the film. It is astounding to note how seamlessly the various works fit snugly into the film's context, as though they had been specially written for the scenes.



    This soundtrack is a monument to Dustin Hoffman, who played his first big role in the film, and it catapulted Simon & Garfunkel right to the top of the list of ballad singers. But it also recalls to memory the peppy, instrumental insertion numbers by Dave Grusin, who virtually fell into oblivion after all the hype about this provocative movie.



    Musicians:



    • Paul Simon (guitar, vocal)

    • Art Garfunkel (vocal)

    • Dave Grusin




    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1.The Sound Of Silence - Simon And Garfunkel
    2. The Singleman Party Foxtrot - David Grusin
    3. Mrs. Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel
    4. Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha - David Grusin
    5. Scarborough Fair / Canticle (Inerlude) - Simon And Garfunkel
    6. On The Strip - David Grusin
    7. April Come She Will - Simon And Garfunkel
    8. The Folks - David Grusin
    9. Scarborough Fair / Canticle - Simon And Garfunkel
    10. A Great Effect - David Grusin
    11. The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine - Simon And Garfunkel
    12. Whew - David Grusin
    13. Mrs. Robinson - Simon And Garfunkel
    14. The Sound Of Silence - Simon And Garfunkel
    Simon & Garfunkel
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    My Beautiful, Dark, Twisted Fantasy

    Kanye West's highly anticipated new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is his fifth, following The College Dropout (2004), Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007) and 808s & Heartbreak (2008).



    The album features Nikki Minaj, Jay-Z, Rick Ross and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver on the smash street single Monster and Pusha T on Runaway which received the Best New Music stamp from Pitchfork. Other guests include Kid Cudi and Raekwon and contributing producers include RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Pete Rock and Q-Tip. The new album was recorded in Honolulu and at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City.

    1. Dark Fantasy
    2. Gorgeous (feat. Kid Cudi/Raekwon)
    3. POWER
    4. All Of The Lights (Interlude)
    5. All Of The Lights
    6. Monster (feat. Jay-Z/Rick Ross/Nicki Minaj/Bon Iver)
    7. So Appalled (feat. Jay-Z/Pusha T/Prynce Cy Hi/Swizz Beatz/RZA)
    8. Devil In A New Dress
    9. Runaway
    10. Hell Of A Life
    11. Blame Game (feat. John Legend/Pusha T)
    12. Lost In The World
    13. Who Will Survive In America
    Kanye West
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    Temporary Room

    Stagnant Pools are Bryan and Douglass Enas, two brothers (21 and 22) from Bloomington, Indiana. With just one guitar and a drum kit, they make music which the Chicago Reader describes as "drone-heavy, slate-gray art-rock that should appeal to fans of Disappears, Joy Division, and Sonic Youth records from back when they were still actually scary."



    After a couple of DIY releases, the sibling duo spent one day in the studio recording their debut full-length Temporary Room. With a tour van as a recent graduation present, and shows under their belt with EMA and labelmates Japandroids, they're releasing Temporary Room and then hitting the road. 180 gram vinyl pressing.

    1. Illusions
    2. Dead Sailor
    3. Jumpsuit
    4. Solitude
    5. Temporary Room
    6. Stun
    7. Consistency
    8. Dreaming of You
    9. Frozen
    10. Maze of Graves
    11. Alternate Ending
    12. Waveland
    Stagnant Pools
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    Researching The Blues

    Redd Kross is back and delivering their signature brand of genuine rock 'n' roll with a vengeance. Their Merge release Researching the Blues is the band's first new album in 15 years. Researching the Blues features 10 new songs clocking in at just under 32 minutes. With songs written by Jeff McDonald and produced and mixed by Steven McDonald, the album is by far the band's favorite record. Steve says, "It has the most singular artistic vision of any record we've done. It's just 10 really fucking awesome songs that have the ability to move you in many different ways."



    Founded 34 years ago in Los Angeles during the first wave of LA punk rock by brothers Jeff and Steven McDonald (then respectively 15 and 11 years old), Redd Kross cut their teeth opening for Black Flag at a middle school graduation party. Their debut recordings caught the attention of Rodney Bingenheimer, who quickly became a fan as he spun their Ramones-inspired songs like "Annette's Got The Hits" and "I Hate My School" on the world-famous KROQ.



    In 2006, Jeff and Steven announced their reunion with the "classic Neurotica" line-up, joined once again by guitarist Robert Hecker (It's Ok) and drummer Roy McDonald (The Muffs). Redd Kross have been playing to enthusiastic audiences at sold-out select shows and festivals such as the Azkena Festival; Coachella; The HooDoo Gurus' Invitational, "Dig It Up"; All Tomorrow's Parties; and Pop MontrÉal.

    1. Researching the Blues
    2. Stay Away from Downtown
    3. Uglier
    4. Dracula's Daughters
    5. Meet Frankenstein
    6. One of the Good Ones
    7. The Nu Temptations
    8. Choose to Play
    9. Winter Blues
    10. Hazel Eyes
    Redd Kross
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    Bones

    On The Delta Saints' new album, Bones, their first for Loud & Proud Records, the Nashville-based band have stripped their roots/blues sound down to its essence, having rearranged the elements into something uniquely their own. Steeped in rock 'n' roll's building blocks - country, R&B, soul and gospel - The Delta Saints' second full-length effort explores influences like Jack White, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Led Zeppelin. Producer/engineer/mixer and Third Man Records alum, Eddie Spear [Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young] provided a ghostly, psychedelic atmosphere at Nashville's Sputnik Sound studios, yielding a sound unlike anything they have created before.


    "We got to the point where what we were recording and playing had veered from what we were listening to and loving on our turntables, which can lead to discontent," said Louisiana-born singer/lyricist Ben Ringel, who co-founded the band almost eight years ago with fellow Belmont University student, Kansas native bassist David Supica. Soon after, they were joined by Tennessee-bred guitarist Dylan Fitch and later, after a health scare with the band's former harmonica player, enlisted Louisville resident and keyboardist, Nate Kremer, who was added to the lineup only two weeks before a two month long European tour.


    Taking a novel approach of writing songs spontaneously in the studio, The Delta Saints were challenged to create in the moment and as a result, Bones is their most adventurous effort yet. The album is a collection of eclectic songs, beginning with The White Stripes-meets-Led Zeppelin fuzz-toned garage-rock blast of "Sometimes I Worry." The spare, spooky strains of "Butte la Rose" tell the band's tale of a Louisiana town purposely flooded and displaced five years ago to save New Orleans. The Grapes of Wrath drama of "Dust," based on Ringel's grandfather, an East Kansas farmer, builds to a primal wail at nature with a stunning coda in which Dylan Fitch's guitar drops out and Kremer's B3 organ provides the climax. The title track, "Bones" features hoodoo organ riffs and African-influenced trance music, which came from listening to the Sahara desert African groove of Niger's Tuareg guitarist Omara "Bombino" Moctar and Mali's Tinariwen. The grindhouse honky-tonk chain gang chants of "Heavy Hammer" celebrates the work ethic in no uncertain terms, a call for unity in the wake of Ringel's frustration about getting stuck in the rat race and feeling trapped by some of life's mundane tasks. "Berlin," the first song they recorded after adding Nate on keys, started out as an instrumental penned in the title city while on tour. It eventually metamorphosed into a country twang intro and a prog-rock jam. Bones is a complete work veering between despair and apocalyptic dread.


    "We're trying to push ourselves forward to do something more modern, but at the same time incorporating where we come from," explained Ringel.


    "It was incredible to be able to write a song on the spot and immediately hear what it sounded like," added Supica. "It was a great way to capture the magic right when you come up with an idea, preserving that raw element. We were used to playing a song for months on the road before we recorded it. Still, on the flip side, it was absolutely terrifying to sit in the studio watching the clock tick and waiting for a song to come out. That's where (producer) Ed Spear came into play; he was so good at keeping us pointed in the right direction."


    "This record was made out of both necessity and desire. We needed to be fulfilled and surprised by music again, and we also needed to fulfill that love of writing and recording again."


    The Delta Saints have independently released two EPs (2010's Pray On and A Bird Called Angola), a full-length album (2012's Death Letter Jubilee) and a live disc (2014's Live at Exit/In). They have spent the last eight years touring the US averaging almost 200 shows per year, organically growing their audience, fan by fan, city by city. Major appearances include several festivals including Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Harvest, The Ride, Summerfest and The Simple Man Cruise. A testament to their mixed appeal, they have opened for such diverse acts as Blackberry Smoke, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Taj Mahal, Dickey Betts and Michael Franti & Spearhead.


    The Delta Saints have also have a large international fan base having toured Europe a total of six times, selling out countless venues and playing more than 200 shows in Spain, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Germany, as well as several festivals in Holland (Moulin Blues, Ribs and Blues), Belgium (Gevarenwinkel) and Germany (Grolsch Blues Fest).


    With all that they've accomplished as a hard-working group on their own, The Delta Saints have earned their graduation to industry veteran Tom Lipsky's Loud & Proud Records (which has been the home of Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Lenny Kravitz and The String Cheese Incident, among others).


    "Don't look so tired, my dear," sings Ringel in Bones' closing track, "Berlin," echoing the band's progress. "We may be bruised, but the day is almost here."


    "It's hard to see progress when you're in the middle of things," said Supica about The Delta Saints' ambitions. "We try to take stock every six months or so and look back from where we've come, from eating at McDonald's and sleeping on people's floors to staying at a Motel 6 and graduating to La Quinta. We mark our success by the hotel chain where we're staying. When we get to Marriott, we know we've made it."


    Bones proves The Delta Saints are well on their way to making that reservation.

    The Delta Saints
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    Chasing Someday

    Seven years ago, when Drew Holcomb graduated from college in Knoxville, TN he never expected he would spend his twenties touring the country playing music, but that is exactly what he and his band, the Neighbors, have been doing since coming together in 2006. Since that time, they have secured placements on shows like Parenthood, Army Wives and The Cleaner while selling over 35,000 records all without the help of a label. A devoted fan base has fueled the anticipation for this career defining album, Chasing Someday. USA Today calls Holcomb Soulful folk-rock and these 12 sides don't disappoint.
    1. Fire and Dynamite
    2. Anywhere But Here
    3. Live Forever
    4. Miracle
    5. Your Love
    6. Someday
    7. Can't Get Enough of You
    8. Steal My History
    9. Baby Tomorrow
    10. Hourglass
    11. Day At A Time
    12. Weight of the World
    Drew Holcomb
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  • Ology Ology Quick View

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    Ology

    The push-and-pull that drives Gallant's music is like a pendulum swinging back and forth between genres and influences. His combination of muscular vocal acrobatics and sonic unpredictability has attracted universal tastemaker praise and a growing fan base. Complex championed the Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter as The R&B game changer, LA Times claimed, Precise writing of Frank Ocean, big vocal runs of Sam Smith, and NME predicted, the voice that will redefine R&B, while Entertainment Weekly, The Fader, Billboard, and more have shown support. Sir Elton John summed it up best saying, Gallant is gonna be huge.


    Gallant has been on this pursuit since junior high. Growing up in Columbia, MD, he began tinkering on his computer and making songs after school inspired by everything from nineties R&B to classic jazz and blues. Rather than write in a journal, the music collated his feelings and emotions. He'd rarely share it with friends though. While attending NYU, he enrolled in summer school, so he could graduate early. Post-graduation and countless hours of meticulous practice later, he was finally ready to share his songs to the world at large.


    His first online release If It Hurts would establish him in the blogosphere, while 2014's Zebra EP landed him on Spotify's viral charts and at the top of HypeM. Signing to Mind of a Genius in 2015 and relocating to L.A., he dove into creating what would become Ology with co-producers such as Stint. The first single Weight In Gold enjoyed its world premiere on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show as the introductory entry in the coveted World's First segment. In less than six months, it accumulated over 6.5 million Spotify streams.
    As Gallant continues on his search, he leaves a message on the path. If people can hear I'm not doing this to feed any ego or serve someone else, that's all I want, he leaves off. I'm trying to create a photo album I can look back on to see where I've overcome challenges. I'm using music as a means of self-discovery. If my songs help somebody do the same thing or realize art can help us improve ourselves, I'd be honored.

    LP 1
    1. First
    2. Talking to Myself
    3. Shotgun
    4. Bourbon
    5. Bone + Tissue
    6. Oh, Universe
    7. Weight in Gold
    8. Episode
    9. Miyazaki
    10. Counting
    11. Percogesic


    LP 2
    1. Jupiter
    2. Open Up
    3. Skipping Stones (feat. JhenÉ Aiko)
    4. Chandra
    5. Last
    6. Weight in Gold (Brasstracks Remix)

    Gallant
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  • King Of Jeans King Of Jeans Quick View

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    King Of Jeans

    If 2005's Shallow was Pissed Jeans coping with moving out of their parents' homes, and 2007's Hope for Men their initial reaction to the mechanical lifestyle of a wage-earner, King of Jeans is their formal and uneasy acceptance of adulthood, by way of one hell of a rock record. Working with renowned producer Alex Newport (At the Drive-In, The Locust and Sepultura), Pissed Jeans have pushed further into the raw, minimal core of heavy rock music with King of Jeans. Masters of the mundane, beasts of the banal, high priests of the humdrum: these four, white, male high school graduates hardly look further than their own appendages for artistic inspiration, content to execute their own brand of brash and heavy punk music in the Joe Carducci-approved standard rock formation of guitar, bass, drums and vocals. From simple minds and simple fabrics comes the King of Jeans.
    1. False Jesii Part 2
    2. Half Idiot
    3. Dream Smotherer
    4. Pleasure Race
    5. She Is Science Fiction
    6. Request for Masseuse
    7. Human Upskirt
    8. Lip Ring
    9. Spent
    10. R-Rated Movie
    11. Dominate Yourself
    12. Goodbye (Hair)
    Pissed Jeans
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    Lives and Treasure

    Acrylics is the musical partnership of Molly Shea and Jason Klauber. Native to Philadelphia and downtown Manhattan, respectively, the pair began making music together while attending Ohio's Oberlin College, where they spent snowy nights in their basement droning Fender Jazzmasters in odd tunings and listening to vinyl records from New Zealand. After graduating Molly and Jason both moved to Brooklyn and decided to try something new. Acrylics started experimenting with various recording techniques and bizarre results began to emerge. Songs with folk roots grew disco branches, country skeletons wore new age skin.

    They called their second album Lives and Treasure because that's just about what it cost to finish the thing. Many stories surface and vanish over the course of the album's ten tracks. The songs are concise but extremely potent, and each listen reveals something previously undiscovered.
    1 Counting Sheep
    2 Molly's Vertigo

    3 Window

    4 Sparrow Song

    5 Nightwatch

    6 Tortoise Shell Shades

    7 It's Cool Here

    8 Asian Pear

    9 Lives and Treasure

    10 Catacombs
    Acrylics
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  • Now Is The Time For Hearts & Flowers Now Is The Time For Hearts & Flowers Quick View

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    Now Is The Time For Hearts & Flowers

    Though they are often only referred to in passing, as a sort of footnote of '60s West Coast scene, Los Angeles group Hearts And Flowers were actually one of the most eclectic groups of the time, incorporating elements of psych and country into their folk-rock sound. Founded by Larry Murray, a southern transplant to LA, and a graduate of the same vibrant Southern California bluegrass scene that gave way to Byrds and Burritos, the group's 1967 debut, Now Is The Time For Hearts And Flowers, is a classic album that deserves mention in the same breath as Sweetheart Of The Rodeo or Bradley's Barn. Reissued on 180g vinyl in a deluxe tip-on jacket from 4 Men With Beards.
    1. Now Is The Time
    2. Save Some Time
    3. Try For The Sun
    4. Rain, Rain
    5. The View From Ward 3
    6. Rock & Roll Gypsies
    7. Reason To Believe
    8. Please
    9. 1-2-3 Rhyme In Carnivour Thyme
    10. I'm A Lonesome Fugitive
    11. Road To Nowhere
    12. 10,000 Sunsets
    Hearts & Flowers
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  • Mexican Coke Mexican Coke Quick View

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    Mexican Coke

    For born-and-bred Nashvillian Chris Denney, it all began at age 9---Stealing pills from his Grandma's medicine cabinet, smoking 2 packs a day and eventually graduating to marijuana by the age of 13. It wasn't until about 5 years ago that Denney started channeling his life experiences into vivid tales of what he knows best - Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll. Denney and The Jets' debut LP, Mexican Coke was recorded and mixed in just 5 days in East Nashville on to 2" tape by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes "Boys and Girls") and Chris Denney with help from friends Clear Plastic Masks (Serpents and Snakes/Dine Alone) who backed Denney in the studio and co-produced.
    1. Water to Wine
    2. Bye Bye Queenie
    3. Broke
    4. Darlin'
    5. Alabama Man
    6. Hooked
    7. Mama's Got The Blues
    8. Pain Pills
    9. Runnin' Through the Woods
    10. Charlie's Blues
    Denney And The Jets
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    Another Language

    Since 2004, This Will Destroy You has been forging some of the world's most brutal, dynamic, and precariously visceral instrumental rock. In addition to a vigorous tour schedule, their celebrated discography and critically renowned soundtrack work for feature films and documentaries have earned them a sizable and fervent international following. Another Language, TWDY's fourth full length LP, marks their euphonious return from a prolonged vacuous dark period that threatened to break both the band and the members themselves. Rather than be stifled by their experience TWDY were atomized and subsequently made anew, emerging with a revived energy and reinforced sense of solidarity. As a result, Another Language captures the band at its most potent, honed, and utterly powerful form yet, displaying an edified unity and graduated sense of song-writing, tonal complexity, and studio prowess.
    1. New Topia
    2. Dustism
    3. Serpent Mound
    4. War Prayer
    5. The Puritan
    6. Mother Opiate
    7. Invitation
    8. Memory Loss
    9. God's Teeth
    This Will Destroy You
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    Medicine For Birds

    Singer and songwriter Angelica Garcia's journey down the rabbit hole began when she moved to Accomac, Virginia. Graduating from Los Angeles School for the Arts, the 17-year-old native Angeleno found herself living in a 200-year-old gothic brick home encircled by magnolia trees and under a blanket of bright stars. Her stepfather traded a career in the music industry for Episcopalian priesthood, and an Eastern Shore church would serve as his (and the family's) first congregation. Isolated and alone, Angelica locked herself in the parish house and fashioned a musical world that veers between ghostly gorgeous countrified blues and sly swamp Americana. With a childlike whimsy, quirky sense of humor, and dynamic delivery, it could easily soundtrack an apparitions' ball in some Faulknerian mansion. Upon first listen, it entranced Warner Bros. Records. Recorded by Charlie Peacock [The Civil Wars, Switchfoot] in Nashville, her full-length debut Medicine For Birds unlocks this world for everyone in 2016.
    1. Little Bird
    2. Bridge on Fire
    3. Magnolia Is Medicine
    4. Woman I'm Hollerin'
    5. Orange Flower
    6. Pray
    7. Tangerine
    8. The Devil Can Get In
    9. Loretta Lynn
    10. Red Moon Rising
    11. Call Me Later
    12. Twenty
    Angelica Garcia
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    Take Whatever You Want

    Emily Estefan's upcoming debut LP, Take Whatever You Want, is set to release in 2017 via RED Distribution and her own label, Alien Shrimp Records.


    About the album, Estefan says, "This album captures a very specific time and energy in my life. It tells a musical tale about a girl who grew up listening to a lot of different music. It's journey on which little by little I found myself."


    Growing up surrounded by music, Emily naturally developed a deep passion for the craft at a very young age. That passion grew as she did. Through hard work and dedication, she graduated from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music in May 2016, earning a degree in contemporary writing and production.

    1. Ask Me To
    2. Reigns (every night)
    3. Alright
    4. Purple Money
    5. F#ck to Be
    6. It's OK
    7. Dream Catcher
    8. Drink Me In
    9. Undone
    10. I Don't Mind
    11. Left By Home
    12. Take 5
    13. Whatever You Want
    14. Si Lo Pides Tu
    Emily Estefan
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    When The World Comes Down

    Limited Repress Gatefold LP On Clear Vinyl With White And Blue Starburst


    The All-American Rejects began writing material for their third studio album in late December 2006 after wrapping up their Tournado tour, and continued through into the new year. But due to further touring and promotion for their second album Move Along, the band did not enter the studio until nearly a year later. This was also the first time lyricists Nick Wheeler and Tyson Ritter tried new methods of writing by escaping to various regional areas in North America to conceive new lyrics so that the songs could sound honest.


    The first songs to be written that made it onto the album were I Wanna, Back to Me, and Breakin'. While I Wanna was written over a six-month period, with Ritter making constant refinements, the following songs Gives You Hell and Another Heart Calls were all written during a road trip to Vancouver, Canada, with Fallin' Apart and Mona Lisa (When the World Comes Down) getting scored in Rabun County, Georgia, the latter of which was recorded live in one take. The album was later named When the World Comes Down as Ritter saw the title track as a perfect, simple work of art.


    The All-American Rejects began recording for When the World Comes Down at Skywalker Ranch in San Rafael, California[2] and later at Barefoot Studios with producer Eric Valentine. The 16-piece orchestra featured on a dozen of the tracks was recorded at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California.


    In an interview with She Knows Entertainment, Ritter commented I think When the World Comes Down has been a journey. I was twenty-three when I started writing this record. I'm twenty-four now... people say when you graduate college you figure out who you are. If I had graduated college, this would be that moment - now. I think I was most questioning life when I was getting off the road with Move Along and this record was therapy for me. It's everything I needed it to be for me.

    1. I Wanna
    2. Fallin' Apart
    3. Damn Girl
    4. Gives You Hell
    5. Mona Lisa
    6. Breakin'
    7. Another Heart Calls
    8. Real World
    9. Back To Me
    10. Believe
    11. The Wind Blows
    12. Untitled
    13. Untitled
    All American Rejects
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  • Make Out With Violence Make Out With Violence Quick View

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    Make Out With Violence

    Make Out With Violence is a genre-bending tale of a boy trying to fulfill his unrequited love for a girl who has risen from the dead. Set against the backdrop of a summer of cicadas and swimming pools, the film blends elements of up-beat teenage melodrama with the strange gravity of classic coming of age stories. It tells the story of twin brothers Patrick and Carol Darling, newly graduated from high school and struggling to come to terms with the unexplained disappearance of their friend, the bright and beautiful Wendy Hearst. When a drive through the countryside surrounding their suburban community leads to the discovery of Wendys mysteriously animated corpse, the boys secretly transport the undead Wendy to an empty house in hopes of somehow bringing her back to life. As the sweltering summer pushes on, they must maintain the appearance of normalcy for their friends and family as they search for ways to revive the Wendy they once knew, or, failing that, to satisfy their own quests for love amongst the living and the dead. Features an award winning original pop soundtrack by The Non-Commissioned Officers.
    1. Flour
    2. Radar Heart (Rody Please)
    3. Over the Banister
    4. Cinderella
    5. Ride
    6. Poison Lust
    7. Frozen Tongue
    8. No Means No
    9. Sweet Eleanor
    10. You Don't Even Know Her
    11. Anyway OK
    12. Spidertown
    Various Artists
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    Fast Livin' Blues

    Jon Hendricks helped to originate vocalese, which is an art form of adding lyrics to existing instrumentals and replacing instruments with vocalists. He is also considered to be one of the best scat performers. Jazz critic and historian Leonard Feather called him the "Poet Laureate of Jazz". Al Jarreau has called him "pound-for-pound the best jazz singer on the planet - maybe that's ever been".

     

    After his service in the Army during World War II, Hendricks attended the University of Toledo as a pre-law major. Just as he was about to enter the graduate law program, his G.I. benefits ran out, which forced him to choose a different career path. Recalling that Charlie Parker had encouraged him to come to New York two years earlier to look him up, Hendricks took him up on his offer and moved there and began his singing career. In 1968, he moved his family to London, England to further his solo career and so his five children could receive a better education.

     

    Musicians: 


    • Jon Hendricks, vocals

    • Pony Poindexter, soprano & tenor sax

    • Billy Mitchell, tenor sax

    • Joe Newman, trumpet

    • Al Grey, trombone

    • Gildo Mahones, piano

    • Stu Martin, drums 


     

    Features:



    • Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    • Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    • Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    • Double LP

    • Pressed at RTI

    • Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes! 


     


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    1. What Would You Do?
    2. Fast Livin' Blues
    3. Saturday Night Fish Fry
    4. Do You Call That A Buddy
    5. I'll Die Happy
    6. Another Get Together
    7. Good Old Lady
    8. Contemporary Blues
    9. Stop and Go Blues
    10. I Never Get Enough Of You
    Jon Hendricks
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    The Grand Tour


    Includes CD Of Full Album


    Land Observations, the musician and artist, James
    Brooks is releasing his brand new album, The Grand
    Tour this summer. Brooks, an original founding member
    of the British experimental post-rock band, Appliance
    who released four albums on Mute. He also has a
    Masters degree in fine arts and his art exhibits have
    been in galleries ranging from the Tate Britain to the
    Galerie Laurent Mueller in Paris. The Grand Tour is the
    follow up to his critically acclaimed 2012 debut album,
    Roman Roads IV-XI.


    Based on the idea of the historic Grand Tour, a
    traditional rite of passage for wealthy University
    graduates in the 18th century, the album creates an
    imaginary travelogue meandering through Western,
    Central, and Southern Europe. The Grand Tour was
    recorded on the edge of the Bavarian Alps on just one
    electric 6-string guitar echoing Brooks' sentiments, "I
    didn't want to be in a band any more and I became
    aware that a solo guitar could fill the sound."


    Early in 2014, Brooks played on fellow Mute artist,
    Simon Fisher Turner's score for The Epic of Everest,
    which he performed live with Turner at the London Film
    Festival and Trento Film Festival in Italy.

    1. On Leaving the Kingdom For the Well-Tempered Continent
    2. Flatlands & the Flemish Roads
    3. From the Heights of the Simplon Pass
    4. Nice to Turin
    5. Ode to Viennese Streets
    6. The Brenner Pass
    7. Walking the Warm Colonnades
    8. Return to Ravenna
    Land Observations
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    The Natural World

    Coke Bottle Clear Vinyl


    Land Lines is an impossible decade, some gap in history where the tines of early electric pianos shimmer in echo chambers, baroque cellos thrum minor chords, and modern percussive rhythms build with surgical precision. All culminating in sparing, angular pop melodies that find new creative spaces in an otherwise overpopulated musical landscape. 'Land Lines' arose from the ashes of Matson Jones, when Martina Grbac, Anna Mascorella, and Ross Harada regrouped and began crafting new songs. After releasing their self-titled LP on Denver's Cash Cow Records, Anna left the group to attend graduate school; James Han, who had been recording and touring with Nathaniel Rateli and Gregory Alan Isakov, joined and helped shape the new sonic direction of the band. In early 2014, Land Lines recruited Xandy Whitesel to record/mix and TW Walsh (Suan Stevens, The Shins, David Bazan) to master a second LP, 'The Natural World.' With sultry songs that saunter, thrust, and linger, 'The Natural World' is a treasure trove of heart breaking songs of love, loss, and human nature and ushers in the next era of Land Lines's sonic exploration.

    1. Rivers + Streams
    2. Etiquette
    3. Limb From Limb
    4. Logic
    5. Help
    6. Plans
    7. Division
    8. Matter
    9. Will + Worry
    Land Lines
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    Paradise

    "a finely honed bludgeoning machine"


    - The New Yorker


    After the critically acclaimed release Deep Fantasy (2014), White Lung return with their fourth album, Paradise.


    Vocalist Mish Barber-Way, guitarist Kenneth William and drummer Anne-Marie Vassiliou, reconnected in Los Angeles to work with engineer and producer Lars Stalfors (HEALTH, Cold War Kids, Alice Glass). In October of 2015, White Lung spent a month in the studio, working closely with Stalfors to challenge what could be done with their songs. "I wanted it to sound new. I wanted a record that sounded like it was made in 2016", says William of his mindset. Bringing all the energy, unique guitar work and lyrical prowess Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NME have praised them for in the past few years, White Lung curated their songs with a new pop sensibility.


    Mixed by Stalfors and later mastered by Joe LaPorta, Paradise is their smartest, brightest songwriting yet. "There's this stupid attitude that only punks have where it's uncool to become a better song writer," says Barber-Way, "In no other musical genre are your fans going to drop you when you start progressing. That would be like parents being disappointed in their child for graduating from kindergarten to the first grade. Paradise is the best song writing we have ever done, and I expect the next record to be the same. I have no interest in staying in kindergarten."

    1. Dead Weight
    2. Narcoleptic
    3. Below
    4. Kiss Me When I Bleed
    5. Demented
    6. Sister
    7. Hungry
    8. I Beg You
    9. Vegas
    10. Paradise
    White Lung
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    Say It Like You Mean It

    180 Gram Blue/Green Haze Vinyl


    Limited To 750 Copies


    Etched D Side



    Not many 17-year-olds could say that they are already living
    out their dreams, but for The Starting Line's singer/bass
    player, Ken Vasoli, life is one big dream. After signing to
    Drive-Thru at the tender age of 16, Ken took night and
    summer classes so that he could graduate from High School a
    year early. What was supposed to be his senior year of school
    turned into every kid's fantasy: ayear of touring, traveling the
    country, meeting new people, making new friends,and flying
    to the U.K. for the first time to play with label mates and new found friends New Found Glory.


    The Starting Line's first release in July 2001 was the 5-song EP With Hopes of Starting
    Over, which proved to be more rewarding than the band could
    have ever imagined.Twenty-five thousand copies later,TSL is
    selling out 300-800 capacity venues across the country on
    their first-ever headlining tour.Say It Like You MeanIt, TSL's
    debut full-length showcases a more mature style of song writing well beyond their years, without compromising the sense of
    untainted youth and freshness. The charm of this band is over-
    flowing in the story-style lyrics,the urgency and the sincerity.
    The buzz is strong, and is only getting bigger.

    LP 1
    1. Up & Go
    2. Given The Chance
    3. Leaving
    4. The Best Of Me
    5. A Good Night's Sleep
    6. Almost There, Going Nowhere
    7. Cheek To Cheek
    8. Hello Houston
    9. Decisions, Decisions
    10. Saddest Girl Story


    LP 2
    1. Left Coast Envy
    2. The Drama Summer
    3. This Ride
    4. The Best Of Me (Acoustic)
    5. Greg's Last Day

    The Starting Line
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    Winds Of War & Peace (200 Gram Vinyl)

    200-Gram Vinyl Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    On Winds of War and Peace, conductor Lowell Graham takes the National Symphonic Winds ensemble through a program of stirring orchestrations and marches. Liberty Fanfare was composed for the centennial celebration of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. The fanfare set the stage for one of the most spectacular celebrations in America's history. Samuel Barber's Commando March composed in 1943, represents Barber's first band work. Written in a quadruple meter, this work utilizes the constant contrast of dotted and triplet rhythms. Roger Nixon's Festival Fanfare March, was recognized for superb composition by the American Bandmasters Association in 1973. It is a work that's technical, bright in color and effervescent in spirit. The album also includes Victory at Sea, El Camino Real, A Santa Cecilla and Symphonic Dance No. 3.


    Graham, a native of Greeley, Colorado, has earned recognition as one of America's most talented young conductors. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He was also the first person to be awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Catholic University of America.


    Graham has led orchestras and bands on record and in performance throughout the world. He is the current conductor and commander of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band.


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    1. Liberty Fanfare
    2. Commando March
    3. Festival Fanfare March
    4. Victory as Sea (arr. R.R. Bennett for wind ensemble)
    5. El Camino Real
    6. A Santa Cecilia
    7. Symphonic Dances - No.3 Fiesta
    Lowell Graham
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    Folk Songs for the 21st Century

    Pressed On Plutonium Green Colored Vinyl


    A time capsule of atomic-age country, radioactive rockabilly, and other-worldly melodies! Sheldon Allman (the singing voice of Mr. Ed!) brings you this long-out-of-print bunker full of plutonium-charged songs about space and destruction. Features "Crawl Out Through The Fallout" and "Radioactive Mama," as heard in the Fallout video game series! Modern Harmonic proudly resurrects this wonderfully mystifying LP!


    A true creative treasure, the Chicago born and Canada raised Sheldon Allman was a graduate of the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music. Known well as an actor, Sheldon also composed and sung the theme song for 60's cartoon cult classic George Of The Jungle. Additionally, as the singing voice of Mr. Ed, he released a 45 of "Pretty Little Filly" and "The Empty Feedbag Blues. Most rare and coveted of his musical treasures was Folk Songs For The 21st Century, a concept album with a twisted futuristic outer space take on the atom craze. As an actor, Allman has over 50 credits to his name including films Hud!, In Cold Blood, and various roles on anything from Little House On The Prairie to the Twilight Zone. Modern Harmonic has taken this lost

    1. Radioactive Mama
    2. Rocket To The Moon
    3. Univac And The Humanoid
    4. Space Opera
    5. Girl In The 4th Dimension
    6. Change
    7. It Conquered The World
    8. Crawl Out Through The Fallout
    9. Schizophrenic Baby
    10. Big Brother
    11. Extra Sensory Perception
    12. Free Fall
    13. X Square Plus 2
    14. Walking On The Ground
    Sheldon Allman
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    Boston

    Limited Edition

    Mastered from the Original Epic Records Tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at AcousTech/RTI



    180g LP Pressing Features a Gatefold Cover: A First for This Incredible Debut



    Classic Rock Landmark Has Sold More Than 17 Million Copies: Experience the Pioneering Production As It's Always Been Meant to Be Heard on Vinyl



    Spearheaded by MIT graduate and studio enthusiast Tom Scholz, Boston almost single-handedly created arena rock on its 1976 debut. A classic rock juggernaut that has sold more than 17 million copies in America alone, Boston soars on the strength of reflective lyrics, contagious melodies, towering vocals, and one delicious hook after another.



    And was Boston ever a unit. Scholtz's strong masterful guitar chops, the late Brad Delp's powerhouse vocals, Barry Goudreau's rhythm guitar playing, Fran Sheehan's bass action, and Sib Hashian's dynamite drumming propelled the band to unforeseen heights. If a group's legacy can be determined on the basis of how long its music holds up, Boston's ranks with the best. Smash songs such as More Than A Feeling, Smokin', and Long Time remain staples on radio stations around the world. They are immediately distinctive and unfailingly uplifting.



    Part of the appeal directly concerns Boston's unduplicated sound. Scholtzs pioneering 12-track recording devices allowed him to create layered sounds whose depth, width, and height know no limits. And now, more than 30 years later, his production genius can finally be heard as originally intended.



    Mastered from the original Epic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at AcousTech/RTI, Boston reaches new-found glory here with amazing sonics that possess phenomenal clarity and detail. Friday Music's 180g LP also features a gatefold cover, a first for this classic.

    1. More Than A Feeling
    2. Peace of Mind
    3. Foreplay/Long Time
    4. Rock & Roll Band
    5. Smokin'
    6. Hitch a Ride
    7. Something About You
    8. Let Me Take You Home Tonight
    Boston
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