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    Home of the Strange

    The wildly adventurous Home Of The Strange, the band's third, was produced by Alex Salibian (Elle King, Mikky Ekko) with 2016 Grammy winner for Producer of the Year Jeff Bhasker serving as the album's Executive Producer.
    1. Amerika
    2. Something to Believe In
    3. Elsewhere
    4. Mr. Know-It-All
    5. Jungle Youth
    6. Titus Was Born
    7. Repeat
    8. Silvertongue
    9. Art Exhibit
    10. Nothing's Over
    11. Home of the Strange
    Young The Giant
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    Strange Peace

    Since releasing their self-titled debut record in 2012, which The New
    Yorker called, "One of the year's best albums a punishing, noisy,
    exhilarating thing," the Toronto-based 3-piece METZ have garnered
    international acclaim as one of the most electrifying and forceful live acts,
    touring widely and extensively, playing hundreds of shows each year around
    the world.


    Now, Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), along with Hayden Menzies (drums), and
    Chris Slorach (bass) are set to unleash their highly-anticipated third
    full-length album, Strange Peace, an emphatic but artful hammer swing to
    the status quo.


    The best punk isn't an assault as much as it's a challenge - to what's
    normal, to what's comfortable, or simply to what's expected. Teetering on
    the edge of perpetual implosion," NPR wrote in their glowing review of
    METZ's 2015 second album, II.


    Strange Peace was recorded in Chicago, live off the floor to tape with Steve
    Albini. The result is a distinct artistic maturation into new and alarming
    territory, frantically pushing past where the band has gone before, while
    capturing the notorious intensity of their live show. The trio continued to
    assemble the album (including home recordings, additional
    instrumentation) in their hometown, adding the finishing touches with
    longtime collaborator, engineer and mixer, Graham Walsh.


    Strange Peace isn't merely a collection of eleven uninhibited and urgent
    songs. It's also a kind of sonic venting, a truculent social commentary that
    bludgeons and provokes, excites and unsettles. With all the pleasurable
    tension and anxiety of a fever dream, Strange Peace is equal parts
    challenging and accessible. It is this implausible balancing act, moving
    from one end of the musical spectrum to the other, that only a band of
    METZ's power and capacity can maintain: discordant and melodic,
    powerful and controlled, meticulous and instinctive, subtle and complex,
    precise and reckless, wholehearted and merciless, brutal and optimistic,
    terrifying and fun.


    "Their whiplash of distortion is made with precision, a contained chaos.
    But you would never talk about them like that. Because METZ are not
    something you study or analyze," wrote Liisa Ladouceur in Exclaim! "They
    are something you feel: a transfer of energy, pure and simple." In other
    words: to feel something, fiercely and intensely, but together, not alone.

    1. Mess of Wires
    2. Drained Lake
    3. Cellophane
    4. Caterpillar
    5. Lost in the Blank City
    6. Mr. Plague
    7. Sink
    8. Common Trash
    9. Escalator Teeth
    10. Dig a Hole
    11. Raw Materials
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    Swimming In Strange Waters

    This is The Wooden Sky's second release for Nevado Music and the first one that will come out in tandem with their home country of Canada. Follow up to 2015's Let's Be Ready. The band worked with John Agnello (Phosphorescent, Kurt Vile) on this album. Standard weight, black vinyl in standard jacket with poster.
    1. Swimming In Strange Waters
    2. Life Is Pain, Pain Is Beauty
    3. You're Not Alone
    4. Deadhorse Creek
    5. Born To Die
    6. Black Gold
    7. Riding On The Wind
    8. Shame
    9. Matter Of Time
    10. Glory Hallelujah
    Wooden Sky
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    Walk Me Home


    The bass is dewey. The harmonies are starlit. The theremin is
    ripe The racket they're able to muster together in the
    process is enough to set them apart from the pack.
    - PITCHFORK


    a perfect balance of subdued and rousing
    moments hypnotically affecting harmonies - A.V. CLUB


    ...it went round and round in my head for more than a few
    weeks, and kept me humming and hooked.
    - CARRIE BROWNSTEIN


    Magnificent...I've rarely heard an album that wields so many
    weapons it's almost arduous not to be won over... 4/5
    - TINY MIX TAPES


    ...probably not too far off from what [Brian] Wilson's been
    attempting for his entire career. - FADER


    ...intimate and immediately likable... - STEREOGUM


    In the wake of their 2011 album Strange Hearts, the three members of Secret
    Cities branched off in different directions. Charlie Gokey delved into Roy
    Orbison's ballads about losers in love while becoming a civil liberties attorney in
    Washington, D.C. Alex Abnos locked in to New Orleans soul masters like King Floyd
    & Dr. John as he became a journalist in New York City. And Marie Parker became
    a teacher in the band's spiritual home of Fargo, North Dakota.


    Having met at band camp and on an internet message board, the trio had made
    music together for nine years without ever living together in the same city.
    After recording two albums and a handful of singles via email, they decided it
    was finally time to enter a real studio where they could play and record together
    in real time. They chose San Francisco's Tiny Telephone studio, where Jay
    Pellicci manned the controls for a week-and-a-half of the most spontaneous,
    democratic, and visceral recording of their lives. They emerged with Walk Me
    Home, an album that finally reflects their live chemistry and their diverging lives
    and musical tastes. Appropriately enough -- it took years of traveling in different directions for Secret Cities to make an album that brought them closer
    together than ever.

    1. Purgatory
    2. Bad Trip
    3. Paradise
    4. The Rooftop
    5. Interlude
    6. Thumbs
    7. Playing With Fire
    8. Walk Me Home
    9. The Cellar
    10. Interlude 2
    11. It's Always Summer
    12. It's Always Winter
    13. Sun Enclosure
    Secret Cities
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    (Strange Songs) In The Dark

    Back in print and readily available (for perhaps the first time), we have Merchandise's debut LP (Strange Songs) In The Dark.


    The album, recorded in early 2010, marks a decisive break from the band's straightforward early post-punk EP's, moving instead toward the more experimental studio-based pop constructions that would be further explored in the subsequent Children of Desire and Totale Nite albums. (Strange Songs) was recorded by the core duo of Carson Cox and David Vassalotti. Despite the lo-fi nature of this home recording, there are tons of hooks to be found amidst the haze (notably "I Locked the Door" and "Worthless Apology"). Occasionally veering into abstractions, the album as a whole is a piece that warrants listening as such. It's a sad bastard of a record, but one with plenty of range and ideas. Not rehash but reimagination. Many moments on (Strange Songs) In The Dark (especially the moody "Foolish" and "In The Dark") foreshadow Merchandise's eventual signing to the 4AD label. Fans of the band's later albums will find much to enjoy on this early effort. [[Originally a split release between DIY punk labels Katorga Works and Drugged Conscience Records.]]

    1. Loss
    2. I Locked The Door
    3. Foolish (Her Song)
    4. I Get Lost
    5. Worthless Apology
    6. What Was Left Behind
    7. In The Dark
    Merchandise
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    Hollinndagain

    At the beginning there were two of them - Avey Tare and Panda Bear - banging drums and tweaking synths in their bedrooms, singing strange and sometimes heartbreaking songs about imaginary friends and childhood pets. Carried along by washes of squalling feedback, the music was noisy, and it was weird, but it was, at heart, pop music. This was the start of Animal Collective. For fifteen years Dave Porter (Tare), Noah Lennox (Bear), Brian "Geologist" Weitz and Josh "Deakin" Dibb have been rewriting the musical map, their line-up and aesthetic shifting with each astonishing release as they continue their pursuit of a new psychedelia.


    Their wild path has taken them from cramped concrete basement shows and forest floor singalongs to immersive installations at the Guggenheim and performances to millions on national television. So where now from here? Hollinndagain is the third full length collection of songs by the band. This time including members Avey Tare, Panda Bear and Geologist. It is a document of songs that were performed live in the first half of 2001. The first 3 are from an on-air performance on WFMU, and the latter four are from live shows around NYC and on their first tour with Black Dice. No studio recordings were ever made with the exception of Lablakely Dress, which originally appeared on Danse Manatee. It was originally released in a limited edition of 300 handpainted LPs on St. Ives Records (a Secretly Canadian imprint). It was then reissued in 2006 by Paw Tracks as PAW12.

    1. I See You Pan
    2. Pride And Fight
    3. Forest Gospel
    4. There's An Arrow
    5. Lablakely Dress
    6. Tell It To The Mountain
    7. Pumpkin Gets A Snakebite
    Animal Collective
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    Hotter Than Hell (Awaiting Repress)

    Although Kiss' self-titled debut performed respectably on the charts, it was not the blockbuster they had hoped for. With the album fading on the charts in the summer of 1974, Kiss was summoned back into the studio to work on a follow-up. Producers Richie Wise and Kenny Kerner were onboard again, and even though the sonics are muddier (and more filler is present in the compositions), Hotter Than Hell is another quintessential Kiss release. Many of the songs have been forgotten over the years (few have been featured in concert after the '70s), but there are still more than a few gems to be found. It's unclear if the members of Kiss were having problems with their personal relationships at the time, but it's a common thread that runs through the songs. The plodding Got to Choose and the rapid-fire Parasite deal with love gone bad; the title track is about unobtainable love, while Goin' Blind is a disturbing tale of a 93-year-old having an affair with a 16-year-old. Also included are the early favorites Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll and Watchin' You, as well as the original electric version of Comin' Home (an acoustic version was the opener of 1996's MTV Unplugged) and Strange Ways, which contains one of Ace Frehley's best guitar solos. Even though Hotter Than Hell actually fared worse on the charts than the debut, it has become a revered album among Kiss fans over the years -- and rightfully so.


    - Greg Prato (All Music Guide)

    1. Got To Choose
    2. Parasite
    3. Goin' Blind
    4. Hotter Than Hell
    5. Let Me Go, Rock 'n' Roll
    6. All the Way
    7. Watchin' You
    8. Mainline
    9. Comin' Home
    10. Strange Ways
    Kiss
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    In The Vines

    Ray Raposa had nearly finished this follow-up to 2005's First Light's Freeze when he was mugged at gunpoint outside his Brooklyn home. This climaxed a year of depression and nomadic, nocturnal dislocation for him. Appropriately, the album is based on a Hindu fable about being trapped in an inescapable fate, with death and the limitations of our physical lives closing in from all corners. But it isn't all darkness and peril; there's a strange sense of hope and delight in the brief moments of beauty that sustain our lives. Guest appearances by Jana Hunter, Sufjan Stevens, Viking Moses, Matthew Houck (Phosphorescent), Rafter Roberts, Nonhorse (Vanishing Voice), and Nathan Delffs (Shaky Hands).
    1. Rain Will Come
    2. This Is the Early Game
    3. Westbound, Blue
    4. Strong Animal
    5. Sway
    6. Fields Crack, The
    7. Three Months Paid
    8. Night Is When You Can Not See, The
    9. Sounded Like a Train, Wasn't a Train
    10. And the Swimming
    Castanets
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    Lungs

    Florence Welch, an art-school dropout from South London, first gained fame at home with two bombastic singles; Kiss With A Fist and Dog Days Are Over. Not two years after she was discovered while singing Etta James in a club bathroom, she was awarded the 2009 Brit Awards Critics' Choice. She found herself wowing attendee's with her incredible live performance and her now legendary set of pipes.



    Her debut album is co-produced by Paul Epworth (Bloc Party, Maximo Park), James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Last Shadow Puppets) and Steve Mackay (PULP, M.I.A), and has already amassed a hefty amount of critical acclaim in the UK. Lungs is made of harps, choirs, drums, quartets, strange electronic wailing, while incorporating countless other instruments and emotions along the way.



    The songs are full of Gothic imagery and fairytale flights of fantasy. Her seven-piece band includes long-term collaborators; Rob Ackroyd (guitar), Chris Hayden (drums), Isabella Summers (keyboards) and Tom Monger (harp). Lungs was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize as one of the 12 best albums to be released in the UK this year.

    1. Dog Days Are Over
    2. Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
    3. Im Not Calling You A Liar
    4. Howl
    5. Kiss With A Fist
    6. Girl With One Eye
    7. Drumming Song
    8. Between Two Lungs
    9. Cosmic Love
    10. My Boy Builds Coffins
    11. Hurricane Drunk
    12. Blinding
    Florence And The Machine
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    SLAVVE

    SLAVVE is a three-piece band that originated in West Palm Beach, FL
    in 2012. Though they have since relocated to Brooklyn, the trio has
    deep roots in the music they've always loved. From ripping guitars
    reminiscent of No Age and early Poison the Well to the melodic
    heaviness of acts like Deftones and Autolux, SLAVVE started out as a
    home project by vocalist/guitarist Chuka Chukuma. He then recruited
    bassist Alex Goldstein and childhood friend Marcos Marchesani, a
    former member of Surfer Blood and Weird Wives, to turn SLAVVE into
    a fully-formed beast. Recorded in just two days, their self-titled debut
    EP is a glimpse into the powerful, gripping force of what they call
    "working class music." It spans issues of uncertainty within oneself
    ("Better Half"), the strange pride of self-loathing ("Pity Party"),
    deception and frustration ("In Your Dreams"), and the futile nature of
    trying to make something work when it just doesn't ("Out of Mind"). In a
    world over-saturated with bands feeding into short-lived hype, SLAVVE
    is paving its own way, staying true to the music they loved growing up
    while looking ahead to carve their own landscape.!
    1. Pity Party!
    2. In Your Dreams!
    3. No Joke!
    4. Tomb!
    5. Out of Mind!
    6. Better Half!
    SLAVVE
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    Lingering

    Sleep Party People is the brainchild of Brian Batz, a Danish multi-instrumentalist with a boundless imagination. The one-man home recording project took shape in 2008 when Batz began experimenting with an old battered piano in his apartment. Coupled with a strange electronic alteration of his recorded voice, he created eerie, hypnotic sounds and haunting melodies forming the basis of Sleep Party People's self-titled debut album (2010).


    With the release of 2012's 'We Were Drifting On A Sad Song' and 2014's 'Floating', Sleep Party People began touring as a five-piece band, gaining the attention of fans worldwide. Without the support of a U.S. label, the band was able to harness a groundswell of attention from far reaches of the globe. Throughout Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, and even parts of the Middle East it's not unusual for SPP shows to draw thousands of spectators.


    In 2017, Sleep Party People will release their first album on Joyful Noise, titled 'Lingering'. Written, recorded, produced, and performed by Batz, the new album develops beyond the band's more overtly post-rock efforts. With 'Lingering', Batz has found a voice as a unique songwriter and has captured a singular warmth within his densely layered, futuristically choreographed instrumentation.

    1. Figures
    2. The Missing Steps
    3. Fainting Spell
    4. Salix And His Soil
    5. Lingering Eyes
    6. Dissensions (feat. Luster)
    7. Limitations
    8. The Sound Of His Daughter
    9. The Sun Will Open Its Core
    10. We Are There Together (feat. Beth Hirsch)
    11. Odd Forms
    12. Vivid Dream 
    Sleep Party People
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    Bawlers (Remastered) (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 15, 2018*

    For the first time, Tom Waits will make available as individual records his 2006 classic 56 song
    release Orphans: BRAWLERS, BAWLERS AND BASTARDS.


    The collection of 56 songs went far beyond a simple career retrospective. It dipped
    back as far as 1984 with the bulk of its songs hailing from the mid-nineties onward.
    Over 2/3 of the material had never been heard when originally released in 2006 and
    had 30 newly recorded songs. Orphans also featured a number of songs finding a
    home on a Waits' album for the first time. They included Waits' unique interpretations
    of songs by such diverse talents as The Ramones, Daniel Johnston, Kurt Weill &
    Bertolt Brecht and Leadbelly. These outtakes, rarities and the previously unreleased
    material were separately grouped into themes and named, Brawlers, Bawlers, and
    Bastards. And now these titles will be released individually.


    Brawlers is a collection of raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomps.


    Bawlers is a collection of Celtic and country ballads, waltzes, lullabies, piano and
    classic lyrical Waits' songs.


    Bastards is a collection of experimental music and strange tales.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Bend Down The Branches (Remastered)
    2. You Can Never Hold Back Spring (Remastered)
    3. Long Way Home (Remastered)
    4. Widow's Grove (Remastered)
    5. Little Drop Of Poison (Remastered)
    6. Shiny Things (Remastered)
    7. World Keeps Turning (Remastered)
    8. Tell It To Me (Remastered)
    9. Never Let Go (Remastered)
    10. Fannin Street (Remastered)


    LP 2
    1. Little Man (Remastered)
    2. It's Over (Remastered)
    3. If I Have To Go (Remastered)
    4. Goodnight Irene (Remastered)
    5. The Fall Of Troy (Remastered)
    6. Take Care Of All My Children (Remastered)
    7. Down There By The Train (Remastered)
    8. Danny Says (Remastered)
    9. Jayne's Blue Wish (Remastered)
    10. Young At Heart (Remastered)

    Tom Waits
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    Brawlers (Remastered) (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 15, 2018*

    For the first time, Tom Waits will make available as individual records his 2006 classic 56 song
    release Orphans: BRAWLERS, BAWLERS AND BASTARDS.


    The collection of 56 songs went far beyond a simple career retrospective. It dipped
    back as far as 1984 with the bulk of its songs hailing from the mid-nineties onward.
    Over 2/3 of the material had never been heard when originally released in 2006 and
    had 30 newly recorded songs. Orphans also featured a number of songs finding a
    home on a Waits' album for the first time. They included Waits' unique interpretations
    of songs by such diverse talents as The Ramones, Daniel Johnston, Kurt Weill &
    Bertolt Brecht and Leadbelly. These outtakes, rarities and the previously unreleased
    material were separately grouped into themes and named, Brawlers, Bawlers, and
    Bastards. And now these titles will be released individually.


    Brawlers is a collection of raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomps.


    Bawlers is a collection of Celtic and country ballads, waltzes, lullabies, piano and
    classic lyrical Waits' songs.


    Bastards is a collection of experimental music and strange tales.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Lie To Me
    2. LowDown
    3. 2:19
    4. Fish In The Jailhouse
    5. Bottom Of The World
    6. Lucinda
    7. Ain't Goin' Down To The Well
    8. Lord I've Been Changed


    LP 2
    1. Puttin' On The Dog
    2. Road To Peace
    3. All The Time
    4. The Return Of Jackie And Judy
    5. Walk Awa
    6. Sea Of Love
    7. Buzz Fledderjohn
    8. Rains On Me

    Tom Waits
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    Bastards (Remastered) (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 15, 2018*

    For the first time, Tom Waits will make available as individual records his 2006 classic 56 song
    release Orphans: BRAWLERS, BAWLERS AND BASTARDS.


    The collection of 56 songs went far beyond a simple career retrospective. It dipped
    back as far as 1984 with the bulk of its songs hailing from the mid-nineties onward.
    Over 2/3 of the material had never been heard when originally released in 2006 and
    had 30 newly recorded songs. Orphans also featured a number of songs finding a
    home on a Waits' album for the first time. They included Waits' unique interpretations
    of songs by such diverse talents as The Ramones, Daniel Johnston, Kurt Weill &
    Bertolt Brecht and Leadbelly. These outtakes, rarities and the previously unreleased
    material were separately grouped into themes and named, Brawlers, Bawlers, and
    Bastards. And now these titles will be released individually.


    Brawlers is a collection of raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomps.


    Bawlers is a collection of Celtic and country ballads, waltzes, lullabies, piano and
    classic lyrical Waits' songs.


    Bastards is a collection of experimental music and strange tales.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. What Keeps Mankind Alive
    2. Children's Story
    3. Heigh Ho
    4. Army Ants
    5. Books Of Moses
    6. Bone Chain
    7. Two Sisters
    8. First Kiss
    9. Dog Door
    10. Redrum


    LP 2
    1. Nirvana
    2. Home I'll Never Be
    3. Poor Little Lamb
    4. Altar Boy
    5. The Pontiac
    6. Spidey's Wild Ride
    7. King Kong
    8. On The Road
    9. Dog Treat
    10. Missing My Son

    Tom Waits
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    Vide Noir

    Vide Noir was written and recorded over the past two years at Lord Huron's Los Angeles studio and informal clubhouse, Whispering Pines. The album was mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips/MGMT) and engineered by Sonny DiPerri (Portugal. The Man, Animal Collective). In conjunction with the album announcement last month, the band released "Ancient Names (Part I)" and "Ancient Names (Part II)," which received critical praise from NPR Music and SPIN who called them, "An eery, unresolved tale of a crystal ball vision that amplifies the band's characteristic thematic darkness into distorted garage rock."


    Singer, songwriter, and producer Ben Schneider found inspiration wandering restlessly through his adopted home of L.A. at night: "My nighttime drives ranged all over the city-across the twinkling grid of the valley, into the creeping shadows of the foothills, through downtown's neon canyons and way out to the darksome ocean. I started imagining Vide Noir as an epic odyssey through the city, across dimensions, and out into the cosmos. A journey along the spectrum of human experience. A search for meaning amidst the cold indifference of The Universe," he says.


    As a true multi-media artist, Schneider has once again created an adorned world to inhabit within Vide Noir: the album will be accompanied by a wealth of imagery, videos, and immersive experiences crafted to expand upon its narratives and themes. This builds on Schneider's past work which used videos, a comic book, a choose-your-own-adventure hotline, and assorted Easter eggs as means of deepening the listener experience. Watch the trailer for Vide Noir at lordhuron.com.


    Originally a musical and visual solo project by Michigan native-turned Angeleno Schneider, Lord Huron now includes members Mark Barry (percussion), Miguel Briseño (bass), and Tom Renaud (guitar). After a pair of independent EPs, Lord Huron released two full-length albums, Lonesome Dreams (2012) and Strange Trails (2015) on IAMSOUND Records, followed by extensive touring and prestigious festival appearances both stateside and abroad. After appearing in the hit Netflix show "13 Reasons Why", the band's song "The Night We Met" (from Strange Trails) was officially certified Platinum in January 2018.

    1. Lost in Time and Space
    2. Never Ever
    3. Ancient Names (Part I)
    4. Ancient Names (Part II)
    5. Wait by the River
    6. Secret of Life
    7. Back from the Edge
    8. The Balancer's Eye
    9. When the Night is Over
    10. Moonbeam
    11. Vide Noir
    12. Emerald Star
    Lord Huron
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    I Can Spin A Rainbow

    I CAN SPIN A RAINBOW is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for Amanda Palmer, an avowed fan of Edward Ka-Spel and the Legendary Pink Dots since discovering their psycho-theatrical, multi-textural work in her teens. As noted in her best-selling 2014 memoir, The Art of Asking, the LPD have long been an inspiration to Palmer, their deeply connected relationship with fans as important to her life and work as their fearless autonomy and impossible-to-pigeonhole musical approach.


    The two musicians first met in 1992 when Palmer, then 16, attended a Legendary Pink Dots show in her hometown of Boston. In 1995, having found that the Pink Dots were looking for lodging with fans to save money on the road, Palmer hosted five members of the band and crew at her childhood home. Ten years later, Palmer's internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo, The Dresden Dolls, had achieved enough success that they were able to invite the Dots to support them on a German tour, and it was then that Palmer and Ka-Spel vowed to carve out time to collaborate on an original recording. A decade passed and in July 2015 a very pregnant Palmer flew to London to start the long-discussed project but was informed on the first day of recording that her dear friend Anthony was losing his battle with cancer and had been given less than a week to live. Heartbroken, she assured Ka-Spel she would be back within the year. Indeed Palmer made good on her promise, returning in the spring of 2016 with her eight-month-old son, Anthony, in tow.


    Palmer and Ka-Spel's search for a London recording studio was interrupted by an incredibly generous offer from Palmer's friend Imogen Heap, who suggested they make use of her Essex home recording studio, The Hideaway, conveniently located near Ka-Spel's own home in Hornchurch. With Palmer traveling between London, Hornchurch, and Heap's home studio, the pair spent just under a month composing and cutting an album entirely from scratch.


    Recorded largely on Ka-Spel's computer, I CAN SPIN A RAINBOW is a truly collaborative effort, "a spiritual experience," says Palmer, in which both artists' stories, song fragments, poems, and lyrics became wholly meshed with loops, melancholy piano playing, melodic beds, and strange rhythms. The results range from the enchantingly minimal "The Clock at the Back of the Cage" and the album-opening "Pulp Fiction," mysterious and strange with a luxurious theatricality that conjures both of its creators' prior oeuvres while also opening a curtain into a heretofore unheard shared sonic world. Sensing the need for strings, the pair enlisted frequent LPD collaborator Patrick Q Wright, who contributed violin tracks from his studio in Italy. Alexis Michallek, Heap's longtime studio assistant, contributes singing saw to "Beyond The Beach."


    "We merged our songwriting heads and poetic worlds to make a new universe," Palmer says. "We would sit in Imogen's house drinking cups of tea, bemoaning the state of the upcoming election, binge drinking in the UK, the refugee crisis, our internet addictions, frightening news we had read, our relationships and then we'd compost all of the ingredients of our fears and conversations into song form. The Rainbow metaphor - which is also a nod to the 'spinning beach ball of death' on a Mac - was a wide-open image that kept popping up as a recurring theme on the record. It's both dark and light at the same time. To me, the songs are simultaneously frightening and comforting, like a thunderstorm heard from a living room."


    "Making this record with Amanda felt a little like discovering a twin you didn't know you had," says Ka-Spel, "until a mysterious email lands in your inbox at a particularly auspicious moment. Some things are just meant to be "

    1. Pulp Fiction
    2. Shahla's Missing Page
    3. The Shock of Kontakt
    4. Beyond The Beach
    5. The Clock at the Back of the Cage
    6. The Changing Room
    7. The Jack of Hands
    8. Prithee: Liquidation Day
    9. Rainbow's End
    10. The Sun Still Shines
    11. Subway
    Amanda Palmer and Edward Ka-Spel
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    Never Really Been Into It

    The legacy of North Carolina's Ashrae Fax seems destined to be
    appreciated in retrospect, in no small part given to the
    tremendous power of the group's 2003 release Static Crash!,
    reissued twice from its initial CD-R run before appearing on
    Mexican Summer last year. The Goth/ethereal duo of vocalist
    RenÉe Mendoza and producer/guitarist Alex Chesney had built a
    long, strange and mostly undocumented legacy prior to that
    release, and Never Really Been Into It extends the tale back even
    further: ten songs, sketched out in the late '90s, most of which
    were never completed and remained unheard until now. "This
    would've been our first full-length," reflects vocalist RenÉe
    Mendoza, "if we had any idea what we were doing [back then]."


    Rescued from a shoebox of ephemera from the band's earliest
    days, when Mendoza and guitarist Alex Chesney drifted out of
    high school and into the uncertainties of early adulthood, these
    songs were the product of a band whose members had nothing
    but time and ambition, influence and desire to transcend their
    humble beginnings. Pieced together and re-recorded over a five-month period in 2013 by RenÉe Mendoza in her home studio,
    from mere stems and forgotten takes preserved on decades-old
    minidisc recordings, the songs on Never Really Been Into It reflect
    disquiet, uncertainty, hope and numbing, absolute beauty, along
    teenage obsessions with The Cocteau Twins, The Cure, and
    perhaps the Projekt Records roster, refracted through the lens of
    latter-day experience - pristine musicianship, gorgeous vocals,
    cryogenically frozen until now. Had these songs been properly
    released when initially conceived, Ashrae Fax would have no
    doubt found themselves in the midst of the upswell of ethereal
    pop bands of the '90s (The Underflowers, Ultracherry Violet, The
    Curtain Society). As such, their moment keeps happening, and
    never ends.

    1. Dreamers Tied to Chairs
    2. CHKN
    3. The Big Lie
    4. Fits and Starts
    5. Decaax
    6. Hurricanes in a Jar
    7. You Make Me Question My Mind (in a thousand words about time)
    8. Intexus
    9. Seconds Chances
    10. In Motion
    Ashrae Fax
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    Ad Infinitum

    When it came time to make Ad Infinitum, the fourth Telekinesis album, drummer/songwriter/principal architect Michael Lerner found himself in a predicament. In just under five years, he had released three fantastic records-Telekinesis! (2009), 12 Desperate Straight Lines (2011), and Dormarion (2013)-each more ambitious than the last. He had toured all over the world, shared stages with great bands, and enthralled fans of his infectious, ebullient power pop.


    Newly married and happily ensconced in the home studio he'd assembled in his West Seattle basement, Lerner found himself asking the question that has haunted modestly successful bands down the ages: What do you do after the rock and roll dreams you had when you were 19 have come true? "I went down to the basement," Lerner recalls, "and started playing the same chords I always play I just felt like I'd exhausted everything I knew. I was not excited at all. I just could not make another power-pop album." While many artists have made fruitful use of vintage sounds and production techniques in recent years, Ad Infinitum is a different animal.


    It feels less like a time capsule and more like a time machine. In the movie version of the story, Lerner would stumble on his way down the stairs, hit his head, and wake up in 1983, and the only way he could get back to the present day would be to make a record using available instruments. Then he'd wake in 2015 to discover he'd been in his basement studio all along. And the record he'd made in that strange dream state would turn out to be Ad Infinitum, the most ambitious and assured Telekinesis release to date.

    1. Falling (In Dreams)
    2. Sylvia
    3. In a Future World

    4. Courtesy Phone

    5. Sleep In

    6. Edgewood

    7. It's Not Yr Fault
    8. Farmers Road
    9. Ad Infinitum, Pt. 1

    10. Ad Infinitum, Pt. 2
    Telekinesis
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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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    Permanent Signal

    Permanent Signal: a condition in which a POTS [plain old telephone service] line is off-hook without
    connection for an extended period of time.*


    It's a term that Mauro Remiddi kept coming back to when reflecting on much of the time between last year's release of Strange Weekend, the multi-instrumentalist's debut full-length as Porcelain Raft, and this, its proper follow-up. "In a way, growing up in Italy, then living for 12 years in London, and now two-and-a-half years in New York, made me realize that I have some dear friends that I rarely see," explains Mauro. "I was touring almost non-stop for eight months and I started having these imaginary conversations in my head with people I wanted to communicate with, but for one reason or another it couldn't happen. So this idea of the album title comes with there being a signal that says the line is off."


    Mauro began working on Permanent Signal two months after returning from tour, a period of readjustment
    in which he was beginning to enjoy normal everyday comforts such as frequenting his favorite coffee spot in his Brooklyn neighborhood and connecting with friends again, even as the thoughts of those unrealized conversations during his recent travels were still very fresh in his mind. Inspired by this surreal moment of transition, where the reality of finally being home was still overshadowed by lingering feelings of detachment, he sold almost all of the instruments that he used for Strange Weekend in order to "start with a new color pallet." It's immediately apparent in Permanent Signal's opener, "Think of the Ocean," where the dense basement-recorded haze of his last full-length has been traded for a spacious melancholy, as cello, piano and drums gently spiral atop a faint pulsing tone that mirrors the album's title. And while layers of synths and electronics still play a role, the new record is far more organic than Porcelain Raft's previous album and EPs, an intentional move according to Mauro; "I wanted to record in the studio just to capture the guitars and drums properly, and to have some real input from musicians I respected and loved to hang with."


    Enlisting some support from YUCK's Jonny Rogoff on drums, Antlers bassist Darby Cicci (who also contributed double vocals and trumpet, and engineered the sessions in Antlers' Brooklyn studio), and cellist Gaspar Claus (frequent collaborator with Sufjan Stevens and the National's Bryce Dessner), Porcelain Raft's once gauzy pop has now turned as vivid as a waking dream. During "Minor Pleasure," Mauro finds catharsis when conceding in his otherworldly tenor that "there's nothing hidden in what we see, sometimes you just have to let it end," amidst the processed drone of an organ and a piano that taps into the gospel-dosed psychedelia
    of Spiritualized, while the radiant lull of "Night Birds" reaches cosmic bliss, as crystalline guitars and synthesizers echo the song's poignant sense of nostalgia. Elsewhere, tracks like the aforementioned "Think of the Ocean," "Cluster" and the haunting, Lennon-esque "I Lost Connection" deal directly with lives either on hold or in transition -- all universal themes of the human condition which allow the listener to fill in their own personal experiences with a permanent signal.

    1. Think Of The Ocean
    2. Cluster
    3. Minor Pleasure
    4. Open Letter
    5. Night Birds
    6. It Ain't Over
    7. I Lost Connection
    8. Warehouse
    9. The Way Out
    10. Five Minutes From Now
    11. Echo
    Porcelain Raft
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    Earth To Echo Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl)

    Limited Pressing On Transparent Blue Colored Vinyl, Black Vinyl Pressing Thereafter


    Earth To Echo is a heartwarming 2014 summer family adventure movie, telling the story of a bunch of young teenage friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones.


    Convinced something bigger is going on, they team set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.


    Echo is one of the most adorable characters you're going to see this year, with oodles of personality. The film has been shot in 'found footage' visual photography. From phones (which act as the robots eyes) to camcorders, all are utilised here with magnificent effect. The movie's young cast (Teo Halm, Astro and Resse Hartwig) are superb and with a solid chemistry between them and incredibly likeable personas, they will keep audiences stuck to their chairs.

    1. Your Friend - The Mowgli's
    2. Live Like We'll Never Die [feat. Youngblood Hawke] - Chiddy Bang
    3. Dangerous [feat. Joywave] - Big Data
    4. Opposite Sides - Manchester Orchestra
    5. 21 Flights - Heavy English
    6. Best Friends - Holychild
    7. I Move Around - Gospel Claws
    8. Bang It Out [feat. Karmin] - Breathe Carolina
    9. Higher Road - John Ralston
    10. The Mighty Rio Grande - This Will Destroy You
    11. Earth To Echo Suite - Joseph Trapanese
    Various Artists
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    Madman

    Sean Rowe has spent much of the last year traveling the country with just his guitar, performing in people's living rooms. "It's like I'm some kind of a bearded salesman," he says, "Going door to door but instead of vacuum cleaners I'm selling all these feelings that come with the songs. It's a really intense experience for listeners to have me there in their homes playing. They're not used to having a stranger show up, play music, drink their beer and eat their food. But I think that's how we're supposed to be. It only feels strange because we've made it that way."


    It is this same sense of unflinching connection that has shaped Rowe's extraordinary new album Madman. The singer, who The Wall Street Journal wrote "recalls the ecstatic intensity of late-'60s Van Morrison and stark subtlety of late-era Johnny Cash" has created a beautifully primal work. Madman is deliberately simple in both arrangement and composition. It is soul music in the purest and most literal sense, hypnotic rhythms, warmly distorted guitars and Rowe's incredible voice recalling a time, real or imagined, when music and people seemed
    distinctly more connected.


    The sound of Madman is influenced, in large part, by the hypnotic guitars of Delta blues. The influence is most apparent on the album's second track "Shine My Diamond Ring" with its guitar and stomping bass drum. "Desiree" is a raucous deconstructed take on early disco, with a pulsating bass, Nile Rogers-like guitar picking and a looser than ever Rowe singing with absolute abandon. But there are still the trademark ballads that first gained Rowe attention on his debut, Magic, showcases for the astonishing voice and honest emotional songwriting that continues to garner Sean Rowe much deserved acclaim.

    1. Madman
    2. Shine my Diamond Ring
    3. Desiree
    4. The Game
    5. The Drive
    6. Spiritual Leather
    7. Done Calling You
    8. The Real Thing
    9. Razor of Love
    10. My little Man
    11. Looking for the Master
    12. It Won't be Long
    Sean Rowe
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    Dagger Beach

    Dagger Beachwas Recorded at Tiny Telephone on 2 Analog Tape Without the Use of Computers.


    The Vinyl Release Will be Issued as a QRP 200 Gram Audiophile Limited Pressing.


    While it's true I did endure a terrible break-up at the beginning of writing this record, this is not a break
    up record. Dagger Beach is a put-me-the-fuck-back-together record.


    The break up came in late 2011, after endless months of White Wilderness touring. I returned home to an
    empty house, and, as that's pretty unbearable when you're not quite right in the head, I decided to set out
    walking. I hiked the Lost Coast (36 miles of off-the-grid splendor in Southern Humboldt County), I hiked
    the entire 150-mile trail system of Pt. Reyes, I hiked for days, deep, deep in the woods, usually alone.
    As I walked and walked, listening to records on repeat, I started obsessing about music again. Three
    records found their way into my psyche and inspired much of this new record: Joanna Newsom's Have
    One On Me, Silver Jews' The Natural Bridge, and Radiohead's King Of Limbs. I don't think you'll find
    traces of these records in Dagger Beach, but their spirit and fearlessness deeply affected me. (Hence the
    shout-out on the record to one of my lifelong heroes, David Berman.)


    The first two reminded me how crucial great lyrics can be, how your experience of a record can evolve
    and change as you slowly decode complex and thoughtful writing. King Of Limbsshowed me how
    powerful linear songwriting can be, when subtle changes in form and repeating motifs slowly shift into
    something else entirely (just try to follow Morning Mr. Magpie on headphones). There are many songs
    on Dagger Beach that take this approach: Damage Control and Gaslight were both written to drum
    patterns played by Jason Slota, my long-time partner. Jason played drums alone, without music, and I
    adapted to his structures and rhythms. Doing this keeps me from relying on my usual tricks and
    structures and forces me into brand new territory.


    This strange experience, the endless hiking and backcountry camping off the grid, it completely changed
    the songwriting process for me. I edited lyrics while walking, I worked out songs in my head. It didn't
    come easy: the first time I camped alone (I was deep inside the million-acre Mendocino National Forest) I
    freaked out, ended my trip early, and wrote Raw Wood the next day. By the end of 2012, I could stay out
    for a week on my own.


    As the experience changed me, it changed the record. Dagger Beach is looser, weirder, and more free
    because of it

    Raw Wood
    Harlequin Press
    Song for Dana Lok
    How the West Was Won
    Interlude #1
    Song for David Berman
    Damage Control
    Song for the Landlords of Tiny
    Telephone
    Gaslight
    Sleep it Off
    Sonogram
    North Coast Rep
    Interlude #2
    John Vanderslice
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    Island Intervals

    That Joel Thibodeau's slender, winsome voice is at once so comforting
    and so unsettling might be the greatest of his many strengths. Reed-thin
    but sturdy, youthful but somehow ageless, its deep benevolence is also
    slightly eerie, and the way he gently walks the line between intense
    feeling and contemplative remove lets him sing from a timeless place
    where he evokes the beauty of vanished people and places, sweetness
    too profound for words, loss too great for tears.


    Like Nico's, Jimmy Scott's, or Phil Elverum's, Joel's is a voice that
    demands its own sonic and lyrical world, and with Island Intervals, his
    third record as Death Vessel (and second for Sub Pop), we're treated to
    the sound of him finding a rich and strange new home among new friends
    in Iceland who probably saw him as a long-lost relative. Joel's an inveterate
    and intuitive wanderer; when I met him years ago, he'd just spent a few
    months traveling the United States on Greyhound buses, sometimes
    sleeping rough, and making a record from found moments.


    Island Intervals springs from a more recent journey. For his first album
    since 2008's acclaimed Nothing Is Precious Enough for Us, Joel traveled
    to Reykjavík on an invitation from Sigur Rós singer Jónsi and producer
    Alex Somers, where they spent three months together conjuring an album
    that's both a song cycle and a window into a mysterious and singular
    landscape. Island Intervals wraps Joel's voice and furtive guitar in sounds
    that evoke not so much a band playing as elemental forces of earth and
    water; Pete Donnelly (The Figgs, NRBQ), Samuli Kosminen (Múm) and
    Thorvaldur Doddi Thorvaldsson assist Somers in creating a rich and
    multi-layered world that sounds, at times, like a well-tuned forest sighing
    and bending in a gale, or the deep cracks and booms of a glacier calving
    its way to the sea. Jónsi also joins Joel on vocals for the track "Ilsa
    Drown."


    Island Intervals lives in the spaces between running away and letting
    go, and finds its author embracing a life whose most solid, real moments
    loom and vanish, like a range of mountains that emerges from a bank
    of low clouds, and just as suddenly slips away.


    -Jonathan Meiburg (Shearwater), Nov. 2013

    1. Ejecta
    2. Velvet Antlers
    3. Triangulated Heart
    4. Mercury Dime
    5. Ilsa Drown
    6. Island Vapors
    7. We Agreed
    8. Loom
    Death Vessel
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