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The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move... It's The Infectious Grooves (Awaiting Repress)
Limited To 1000 Glow In The Dark Colored Vinyl
25th Anniversary Vinyl Edition
Newly Remastered For Vinyl
Features Suicidal Tendencies Frontman Mike Muir, Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo, And Jane's Addiction Drummer Stephen Perkins
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the groundbreaking debut album from funk-metal supergroup Infectious Grooves comes to vinyl for the first time in the U.S. Fully remastered for vinyl and limited to 1000 copies worldwide. Pressed on stunning glow-in-the-dark vinyl.
Infectious Grooves is a funk metal supergroup led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. It also features former Excel guitarist Adam Siegel, ex-Suicidal Tendencies bassist Robert Trujillo (now in Metallica), and Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins.
Though Muir's sense of humor was often obvious with Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves often brought out a goofier type of humor: their albums contain comedy skits by a reptilian lover named Aladdin Sarsippius Sulemenagic Jackson III.1. Punk It Up
3. I Look Funny?
4. Stop Funk'n With My Head
5. I'm Gonna Be My King
6. Closed Session
7. Infectious Grooves
8. Infectious Blues
9. Monster Skank
10. Back to the People
11. Turn Your Head
12. You Lie And Yo Breath Stank
13. Do the Sinister
14. Mandatory Love Song
15. Infecto Groovalistic
16. Thanx But No Thanx$25.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
It's A Man's Man's Man's WorldRunning constantly on all cylinders, the Godfather of Soul's infectious grooves and potent performances are
elevated to a level few others can dream of reaching on It's a Man's Man's Man's World. All of the classics are
represented in this session, including an over the top version of the album's title track. Continuing with its vinyl
reissue campaign UMe will be reissuing this classic on standard weight vinyl for the first time in years.1. The Scratch
2. It's A Man's Man's Man's World
4. Is It Yes Or Is It No?
5. Ain't That A Groove Part 1
6. The Bells
7. Ain't That A Groove Part 2
8. Come Over Here
9. In The Wee Wee Hours (Of The Nite)
10. I Don't Mind
11. Just You And Me
12. I Love You, Yes I Do$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Feelin' GoodJessie Mae Hemphill was at the peak of her recording and touring career when these tracks were laid down in 1987. 'The She Wolf' was the Queen of Hill County blues and Feelin' Good was her quintessential recording, finding her in the studio with legendary musicologist David Evans and Otha Turner band member RL Boyce. The result is one of the all-time great Hill Country records, full of loose, infectious grooves and great, gritty songwriting. Remastered and available for the first time on high-quality 180g vinyl.1. Feelin' Good
2. Go Back To Your Used To Be
3. Streamline Train
4. Baby Please Don't Go
5. Tell Me You Love Me
6. Shake It, Baby
7. Shame On You
8. My Daddy's Blues
9. Broken Hearted Blues
10. Rolling and Tumbling
11. Eagle Bird
12. Cowgirl Blues
13. Merry Christmas, Pretty Baby
14. Lord, Help the Poor and Needy$21.98180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Music (Awaiting Repress)1993's Music is the official debut full-length album from the Omaha, NE-bred, rap/reggae/funk/metal quintet 311 featuring Nick Hexum (vocals/guitar/programming), Tim Mahoney (guitar), Chad Sexton (drums), P-Nut (bass) and SA Martinez (vocals/turntables). The album includes reworked versions of material from the group's previously self-released EPs Dammit! (1990), Unity (1991) and Hydroponic (1992) along with what were some brand new penned cuts. The diverse outing offers an early glimpse of the formula that the band would turn into mainstream success on subsequent releases ie raw energy, infectious grooves, catchy hooks and a positive, feel-good message. Includes the popular single Do You Right.1. Welcome
2. Freak Out
7. My Stoney Baby
8. Nix Hex
10. Feels So Good
11. Do You Right$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Limited Edition Picture Disc LP Version
Judging from their name, Suicidal Tendencies were never afraid of a little controversy. Formed in Venice, CA, during the early '80s, the group's leader from the beginning was outspoken vocalist Mike Muir. The outfit specialized in vicious hardcore early on -- building a huge following among skateboarders, lending a major hand in the creation of skatepunk -- before turning their focus eventually to thrash metal. Early on, the group (whose original lineup included Muir, guitarist Grant Estes, bassist Louiche Mayorga, and drummer Amery Smith) found it increasingly difficult to book shows, due to rumors of its members' affiliation with local gangs and consistent violence at their performances. The underground buzz regarding Suicidal Tendencies grew too loud for labels to ignore though, as the quartet signed on with the indie label Frontier; issuing Muir and company's classic self-titled debut in 1983. The album quickly became the best-selling hardcore album up to that point; its best-known track, Institutionalized, was one of the first hardcore punk videos to receive substantial airplay on MTV, and was eventually used in the Emilio Estevez cult classic movie Repo Man, as well as in an episode for the hit TV show Miami Vice (for which the group made a cameo appearance).
Suicidal Tendencies proved influential for future speed/thrash metal bands, but despite its early success, the quartet's reputation preceded them, as no other record label was willing to take them on (in addition, Los Angeles banned the group from playing around this time, lasting until the early '90s). Not much was heard from the group for several years afterward (leading many to believe that Suicidal had broken up), but Muir and company eventually found a home with Caroline Records. By this time, half of the original lineup had left; Muir and Mayorga were the only holdovers, while guitarist Rocky George and drummer R.J. Herrera rounded out the group. 1987 saw the release of Suicidal's sophomore release, Join the Army, which spawned another popular skatepunk anthem, Possessed to Skate, as more and more metal heads began to be spotted in Suicidal's audience. Soon after, Suicidal was finally offered a major-label contract (with Epic), as another lineup change occurred: Mayorga exited the band, while newcomer Bob Heathcote took his spot; and a second guitarist, Mike Clark, was added as well. This Suicidal lineup's first album together, 1988's How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can't Even Smile Today, showed that their transformation from hardcore to heavy metal was now complete, as did a compilation of two earlier EPs, 1989's Controlled by Hatred/Feel Like Shit...DÉjà Vu.
Suicidal's first release of the new decade, 1990's Lights, Camera, Revolution, was another success; its video for the explosive You Can't Bring Me Down received repeated airings on MTV's Headbanger's Ball program, while the album (in addition to the Controlled by Hatred comp) would be certified gold in the U.S. a few years later. The release also signaled the arrival of new bassist Robert Trujillo, whose penchant for funk added a new element to the group's sound. The group tried to broaden their audience even further by opening a string of arena shows for prog-metallists Queensrÿche during the summer of 1991. Their next release, 1992's The Art of Rebellion, proved to be one of Suicidal's most musically experimental albums of their career. Muir and Trujillo also teamed up around this time for a funk metal side project, Infectious Grooves (including several other participants, such as Jane's Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins) and issued a debut release, The Plague That Makes Your Booty Move. Upset that the group's classic debut had been out of print for several years by this point, Muir decided to re-record the entire record with Suicidal's '90s lineup under the title of Still Cyco After All These Years.
But after one more release, 1994's Suicidal for Life, Suicidal Tendencies decided to hang it up. A pair of compilations were issued in 1997: a best-of set, Prime Cuts, plus Friends & Family. Muir and Trujillo continued to issue further Infectious Grooves releases (Sarsippius' Ark and Groove Family Cyco), in addition to Muir pursuing a solo career under the alias of Cyco Miko (Lost My Brain Once Again) and Trujillo touring and recording as part of Ozzy Osbourne's solo band (appearing on Osbourne's 2001 release, Down to Earth). Muir formed a new version of Suicidal Tendencies in the late '90s (with Clark being the only other familiar face), resulting in such further studio releases as 1999's Freedumb and 2000's Free Your Soul and Save My Mind. Muir and Trujillo joined forces once more for a fourth Infectious Grooves studio release in 2000, Mas Borracho; while another Cyco Miko release surfaced, Schizophrenic Born Again Problem Child, along with a follow-up up to their earlier compilation, Friends & Family, Vol. 2. After releasing the compilation 'Year Of The Cycos' in 2009 that included a selection of all brand new songs from Suicidal Tendencies and side bands Infectious Grooves, NoMercyFool and Cyco Miko, the band released in 2010 the first record in 10 years 'No Mercy Fool!/The Suicidal Family' that included re-recordings of classic jems off the 'Join The Army records' and infamous recording 'Widespread Bloodshed' for Mike Muir and Mike Clark side band No Mercy back in early eighties.
Now the band will be back with their brand new album in 13 years Story has yet to be written!1. Shake It Out
2. Smash It!
3. This Ain't A Celebration
4. Who's Afraid?
5. Show Some Love...Tear It Down
6. Cyco Style
7. Slam City
8. Till My Last Breath
9. Life...(Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It)
10. This World$24.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
Includes Two Bonus Tracks People Say And Hey Pocky A-Way
Funk masters The Meters influenced many groups in Soul music, with their as-tight-as-a-metronome grooves, exciting interplay and infectious vocal group shouts.
The band released Rejuvenation in 1974, their best album to date. The crystal clear production was an improvement on the band's earlier works, maintaining their stripped down song structures and impeccable interlocked grooves while still leaving space for inspired jamming. Contains the hits Just Kissed My Baby, People Say and Hey Pocky-A-Way. The latter two songs are included as bonus tracks in their Single Version edits.LP1
1. People Say
2. Love Is For Me
3. Just Kissed My Baby
4. What'c Ha Say
5. Jungle Man
6. People Say (Single Version) (Bonus Track)
7. Hey Pocky A-Way
8. It Ain't No Use
9. Loving You Is On My Mind
11. Hey Pocky A-Way (Single Version) (Bonus Track)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tired Of TomorrowPhiladelphia's NOTHING return with Tired Of Tomorrow, their beautifully profound follow-up to 2014's widely-acclaimed Guilty Of Everything. Recorded over the course of a month at Studio 4 with Will Yip (Circa Survive, Title Fight), Tired Of Tomorrow is a modern, nihilistic take on the triumphant fuzzed-out guitar rock of the 90's, replete with huge hooks and brooding melodies. Much like the events it's based on, the album displays an unparalleled balance of opposites and contradictions, rife with sweet-and-sour themes, downcast grooves, infectious choruses, and blissfully expansive washes of sound. With Tired Of Tomorrow, NOTHING have worked the deepest influences of their youth and maturation into a confident, memorable album that is sure to soothe old wounds while simultaneously opening up new ones.1. Fever Queen
2. The Dead Are Dumb
3. Vertigo Flowers
4. ACD (Abcessive Compulsive Disorder)
5. Nineteen Ninety Heaven
6. Curse Of The Sun
7. Eaten By Worms
8. Everyone Is Happy
9. Our Plague
10. Tired Of Tomorrow$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blowin' Your MindImport
Blowin' Your Mind, the first album by Van Morrison, is generally regarded as the warming up round to Astral Weeks (1968), a critically acclaimed masterpiece by this Northern Irish blues singer. But Blowin' Your Mind really is a masterpiece in its own right, containing truly epic tracks such as the megahit Brown Eyed Girl, the somewhat funky Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye) and Midnight Special, a traditional with a contemporary groove and infectious bass line.
T.B. Sheets, one of the most real songs about death you'll ever hear, is a 10-minute organ packed blues jam about a dying girlfriend and one of the sweatiest and claustrophobic tunes to come out of the sixties. The latter song has been used to good effect as the sole soundtrack song to the highly recommended Nicholas Cage & Patricia Arquette movie Bringing Out The Dead (1999), and was also covered by John Lee Hooker.1. Brown Eyed Girl
2. He Ain't Give You None
3. T. B. Sheets
4. Spanish Rose
5. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
6. Ro Ro Rosey
7. Who Drove The Red Sports Car
8. Midnight Special$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Every Now & ThenJagwar Ma returns with their second album Every Now & Then.
The Sydney-formed band came together for sessions across a handful of studios and locations in Australia, the UK, and France to shake up an altogether inspired new offering. Full of spirit and exploding with the energy of new ideas, Every Now & Then is formed from the building blocks of a myriad of sonic touchstones upon which Jono Ma and Gabriel Winterfield concoct a heady, uplifting brew that very much owns it's own space on the spectrum.
Singer/guitarist Gabriel Winterfield and multi-instrumentalist Jono Ma originally joined forces at the turn of the decade, having reached an impasse with their previous bands. Liberated, they instantly felt their horizons opening up, culminating in the kaleidoscopic dub-pop of Jagwar Ma's 2013 debut album Howlin. Augmented by their old Sydney friend Jack Freeman on bass and backing vocals they set about creating their own infectious groove with their increasingly powerful live show.
After almost three years of touring the world (including tours with Foals, The xx, and Tame Impala) the band returned to Australia to write and begin recording at Sonar studios in Sydney. With the basis of the album written, the band headed back to La Briche near Tours in rural France, where they had recorded their debut in a self-built studio on a friend's partly-renovated farm, before returning to London to record drum sessions with Warpaint's Stella Mozgawa and James Ford and finishing mixing with old friend Ewan Pearson in their new shared Tottenham studio The Bunker II.
Jono is a student of the studio in the Jagwar Ma camp, and on Every Now & Then his production hand constructs the richly singular sonic world each track inhabits. The record is littered with surprising selections yet maintains an ebb and flow that echoes that of a day in coastal Australia. 'Repetition invites participation' and the composition of Every Now & Then is a testament to the turn of phrase, subtly seducing with loose-limbed sinewy grooves on loop.
Entrancing incantations on romantic love, truth and courage come courtesy of co-songwriter and lead vocalist Gabriel. Lush melody from left field, grungey phrasing and pagan shapes, Winterfield flows in tandem with each song's unique sea of sound. "Can we be real?"
Classic bass lines, jangly guitar parts and Paul's Boutique-inspired loops bounce off elements of synth-pop and encounter bass heavy experiments redolent of Blanck Mass and other elements of the Norwegian electronic onslaught together with swelling psychedelic choruses, reminiscent of summer-kissed Ocean Rain-period Bunnymen, exploding into melodic, sun-soaked wig-outs.
At heart, a studio album, designed for lone listening on headphones but as a shared experience is where it will really come to life. Their live appearances for Howlin' were electric and key elements of Every Now & Then took on extra shape while touring Europe with fellow compatriots Tame Impala, successfully working out the structure of tracks in front of arena crowds.
Every Now & Then deftly covers a broad expanse of sound and mood. Say What You Feel gradually envelopes with its tireless drive and shapeshifting form to an ecstatic peak before Loose Ends cools down the pace with dubbed, fractured melodies. Give Me A Reason flips from muted funk pop to percolating, percussive house before seamlessly transitioning into a gyrating, teched up club tool. The glorious dynamism continues with Ordinary's quantum leap chorus, while High Rotation possesses a sinister spirit, a chuggy druggy groove and compelling, cultish chanting. Colour Of Paradise closes out the record, a bittersweet beauty of surf melodies and euphoric synths - 'searching through every grain of sand', lifting off and leaving the earthly territory behind completely for a deeper, more celestial, spacey place.
From underwater liquid rhythm through to joyous, floating in the clouds sky highs, Every Now & Then is Jagwar Ma's cathartic new injection we endeavor you to dose up on.1. Falling
2. Say What You Feel
3. Loose Ends
4. Give Me A Reason
6. Batter Up
7. O B 1
9. High Rotations
10. Don't Make It Right
11. Colours Of Paradise$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Politico (Awaiting Repress)Nacional Records is excited to announce the vinyl release of Mexican Institute of Sound's (M.I.S.) critically acclaimed,
DJ-favorite albums 'Politico,' 'Pinata,' 'Mejico Maxico and 'Soy Sauce.'
Politico, the fifth full-length album by Mexican Institute of Sound (producer and songwriter Camilo Lara) is an album that almost wasn't. In 2011, an enormous amount of the explosive C4 was discovered next door to Lara's residence -- it was set to be detonated; by whom and for what purpose was never determined. In a recent interview, Lara said that he didn't deliberately set out to go into politics, but that politics had come to his house. These 13 songs, composed and assembled by Lara, address the chaos, destruction, tragedy, and violence that have become all-too-familiar elements in Mexican lives. Politico is a statement in the same way that the Clash's Sandinista! or the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks were, but it isn't nostalgic. Nor is it sonically similar to either. Longtime fans of MIS may have some initial issues because there are vocals on almost every tune. But not only do they not they detract from the set's appeal, their urgent expressions add to it. While the topical nature of these songs is undeniable, it doesn't mean this isn't a fun record. Quite the opposite. Lara isn't didactic in his lyrics; these are personal observations, and in that way, carry more weight than slogans. His unique compositional style makes them musically irresistible, and compelling. He uses Mexico's and Latin America's folk forms -- cumbias, descargas, sons, corridos, mariachis, bandas, rancheras, cha-chas, rhumbas, pachangas, and more -- and hard welds them to slamming beats, layered melodies, and infectious keyboard grooves, all via a staggering yet organic-sounding mÉlange of samples from rock & roll, hip-hop, funk, house, disco, techno, etc. Check the wild marimba samples that introduce the melody to Tipo Raro, which originally appeared in the film Made in Mexico. Lara retains the melody throughout, but busts it from its context; he runs head-on into multi-tracked Farfisa organs, a deeply distressed beat, four-on-the-floor loops, rapping, and a brittle bassline that fires directly from the center. Especulando is a driving, funky electro jam. Es-Toy uses accordion and darkly tinged double trombones (à la Willie Colón), a pulsing organ, and chanted vocals. Despite its skittering dance beat and its mariachi horns, Más is pure, frenetic punk rock. Politico is easily the most sophisticated record in the MIS catalog. This is political music without apology; it's also frenzied dance party music that's virtually peerless. - Thom Jurek (All Music Guide)
M.I.S. tours the world performing at major festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza, with a wide range of
high-profile television and videogame uses, including HBO 'Entourage' & 'East Bound & Down,' as well as
'Californication' and videogames like EA Sports' 'FIFA' and the new 'Grand Theft Auto V', for which he curated
one of the radio stations 'East Los FM.'
The sound of old Mexican cumbias, boleros and mariachi tunes scrambled with samples, effects and beats.
- NEW YORK TIMES
Camilo Lara works the electro-dance scene like the James Murphy [LCD Soundsystem] of Latin America.
Think Hot Chip visiting the Buena Vista Social Club; think traditional samples with bells and beats; think a
sweaty indie-dance party. - CMJ1. Politico
7. Ceci n est Pas Une Automate
8. Se Baila Así
9. My Buddy @julps
10. Tipo Raro
11. Ritmo Internacional
12. Cumbia Meguro
13. El Jefe$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Ya-Ka-MayIn the wake of Hurricane Katrina, various groups offered their musical tributes to the city, but few if any captured the diverse snapshot that is New Orleans. Most tended to view the place as something of a musical museum, while ignoring the town's vibrant and innovative new music: the energetic, highly eroticized, and occasionally gender-bending style of hip hop called bounce. Now Galactic have made what may be the definitive New Orleans tribute with Ya-Ka-May, by recognizing this fundamental truth; that all of the town's seemingly disparate styles like jazz, brass bands and funk as well as the newer bounce/hip hop are intrinsically linked. There is a particular inclusiveness about the place which connects both its people and their music, linking seemingly discordant genres from bounce to jazz, brass bands to rock, gospel to funk. There is also, even in the face of diversity, a sense of infectious fun and joy in these grooves, just as there is on the streets of a city that always knows how to let its hair down.
The album features established legends such as the Rebirth Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Allen Toussaint and Walter ôWolfmanö Washington with younger artists like Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry, John Boutt?, Josh Cohen and Scully, and Glen David Andrews, as well as groundbreaking new bounce artists like Cheeky Blakk, Big Freedia, Katey Red, and Sissy Nobby.1. Friends of Science
2. Boe Money (featuring The Rebirth Brass Band
3. Double It (featuring Big Freedia)
4. Heart of Steel (featuring Irma Thomas)
5. Wild Man (featuring Big Chief Bo Dollis)
6. Bacchus (featuring Allen Toussaint)
7. Katey vs. Nobby (featuring Katey Red and Sissy Nobby)
8. Cineramascope (featuring Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry)
9. Dark Water (featuring John Boutte)
10. Do It Again (featuring Cheeky Blakk)
11. Liquor Pang (featuring Josh Cohen and Ryan Scully from the Morning 40 Federation)
12. Krewe d'etat
13. You Don't know (featuring Glen David Andrews and The Rebirth Brass Band)
14. Speaks His Mind (featuring Walter Wolfman Washington)
15. Do It Again (again) (featuring Cheeky Blakk)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
180g LP Audiophile Pressing Includes Art Print Poster
Avec le soleil sortant de sa bouche began in MontrÉal in 2011, with bassist,
singer and composer Jean-Sebastien Truchy seeking a new live ensemble to
fuel his desired return to the highly structured afro-kraut trance rock that was
a stock-in-trade of his previous group, the pseudo-legendary Fly Pan Am (one
of Constellation's earliest bands, active from 1998-2005).
Avec le soleil initially formed with Truchy joined by guitarist/engineer
Sebastien Fournier and drummer Nasir Hasan; a rotating cast of additional
players contributed to the group for live shows throughout 2012-2013, and the
band gained a local reputation for irresistible and levitational live sets
combining a contemporary/avant-garde sensibility with infectiously angular,
rubbery grooves. Guitarist Eric Gingras (Pas Chic Chic) emerged as a fourth
core member during this period.
Avec le soleil has by now careened towards mastery of a highly original,
deeply satisfying, giddy and heady avant-funk. Anchored by the excellent bass
and drum work of Truchy and Hasan, the group's music is woven with crisp
stuttering guitar and keyboard lines and a dynamic palette of electronic
interventions. The pair of exquisite and exhilarating 20-minute pieces
featured on Zubberdust! are the culmination of the group's first two years of
conceptual and somatic development.
This is (mostly) instrumental rock that exuberantly succeeds in blending a
primitivist, hypnotic energy with cerebral pleasures, seeding an addictive trail
of sonic brain-candy throughout the mixes. The band wholly embodies and
channels its inimitable square grooves, while teasing out the innumerable joys
of repetition via micro-deployments of ever-shifting electronic overlays -
along with the occasional full-stop and 180 degree turn. Truchy's wordless
lead vocals (and his choral arrangement on "Face à l'instant") add compelling
textural and melodic counterpoints while lending the music an especially
timeless, deterritorialised and emotive dimension.
Radwan Moumneh's recording and production skills are on fine display; the
album's sonic bedrock conveys all the assertiveness of the rhythm section's
punk/hardcore roots, upon which a miasma of detailed intertwining elements
circulate with clarity and cohesion. Zubberdust! comes in waves and pushes
some serious air, while maintaining a meticulously upfront soundstage as the
music moves supplely back and forth between simplicity/minimalism and
We're thrilled to be releasing the debut album by Avec le soleil sortant de sa
bouche, sure to be a treat for Fly Pan Am fans (we know you're out there!) and
for any aficionados of revitalizing work being done in the no wave/krautrock/
avant-funk axis.1. Face à l'instant Part 1
2. Face à l'instant Part 2
3. Face à l'instant Part 3
4. Face à l'instant Part 4
5. DÉja, hier....
6. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 1
7. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 2
8. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 3
9. Super pastiche fantastique / New Sun Part 4
10. À partir de dorÉnavant$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Into The Wild LifeA special message from LZZY HALE (OFFICIAL) about INTO THE WILD LIFE:
This album is not a departure, it is an invitation to all things Halestorm. We didn't stray from who we are, there's just a lot more of who we are. If you dare, start with the outer most layer of the onion, our first single Apocalyptic which is the medium between where we left off on The Strange Case Of.. and where Into The Wild Life begins.
Lyrically and musically, we explored everything that makes us tick. We set a standard for this record, and gave ourselves no choice other than to be unapologetically Halestorm in every way. In a time where everyone is freaked out about the state of music, rock n' roll, hit singles, sales....we decided to ignore all of that and make a true album.
My insider's advice: Close your eyes and listen to the album from start to finish. There are some surprises that await you inside that are well worth the journey. Enjoy!
Formed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has been hailed far and wide as an incendiary new force in modern hard rock. HALESTORM made a top 5 debut on SoundScan's Hard Music chart upon its 2009 release, simultaneously bursting into the top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200. The album subsequently sold more than 300,000 copies, and half a million cumulative tracks. Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), the album earned extensive acclaim for its infectious hard rock anthems, sexy hooks, and rough-and-tumble grooves.1. Scream
2. I Am The Fire
3. Sick Individual
5. Dear Daughter
6. New Modern Love
8. Bad Girl's World
9. Gonna Get Mine
10. The Reckoning
12. What Sober Couldn't Say
13. I Like It Heavy$24.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Band Of Outsiders (Awaiting Repress)
Limited Edition Black And Red Splattered Vinyl
When jazz hits you in the face with a stack of bricks, Mike Dillon is there...twisting chaos into order before turning it back on itself again. -Splinters & Candy
The Mike Dillon Band is a predictably gruesome and sublime elixir of stealthy jazz vibes, street poetry raps and post-punk sonic carnage. -Boulder Weekly
A body in motion tends to stay in motion, at least when The Mike Dillon Band is supplying the dance music. The psychedelic rock group shakes and gyrates with heavy, vibraphone driven grooves, delivering a steady stream of infectious rhythms and hypnotic percussion. -Pittsburgh City Paper
How many artists can claim being praised a punk rock provocateur, jazz vibraphone visionary and percussion virtuoso in the same sentence? There's only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Brave Combo and Ani DiFranco, collaborations such as Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin or bands he's fronted, including Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now.
With his latest effort, Band of Outsiders-released via Brooklyn label The Royal Potato Family-Mike Dillon has conjured the perfect storm of all these past endeavors. His manic creative vision found its match in three young musicians he met in New Orleans. Carly Meyers-whom Dillon describes as "a High Priestess of Trombone who channels the energy of Iggy Pop through the chops of JJ Johnson in second-line parade"-provides harmonic counterpoint to his vibes and percussion ("All Walks of Life") as she simultaneously ups the band's art-rock ante ("Carly Hates The Dubstep"). The rhythm section of bassist Patrick McDevitt and drummer Adam Gertner turns on a dime between snarling punk rock assaults ("Homeland Insecurity"), deep funky go-go ("Head"), ska grooves ("Here The Burro") and experimental hip-hop beats ("7AM At The Jazzfest") with all points covered in between.
Dillon recorded Band of Outsiders at Studio Center in Miami with the help of co-producers Gary Vandy and Richard Maloney Jr. Vandy is an old school engineer whose work includes over 200 platinum records predominantly in the disco and dance genres. His love of Zappa is what attracted him to Dillon's work. In the age of pro-tools chicanery, the production is straightforward, capturing Dillon and his band playing live in a room.
"Two tours of Mexico and a steady dose of Brazilian music was the jumping off point for these new songs," explains Dillon. "Add our love for The Melvins, Deerhoof, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Trouble Funk and all things New Orleans and this album surpasses our intention to make the freakiest, most vibrant dance music on the planet."
Lyrically speaking, Mike Dillon draws from his love of Miguel de Cervantes, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut and Robert Anton Wilson to tell stories of New Orleans debauchery mixed with age-old themes of travel, love, self-destruction and greed. Delivered with Dillon's trademark vocal rasp, the record has the intensity of a Tom Waits-meets-Frank Zappa black comedy. Rumor has it that Dillon lived for the past seven years in the same apartment that Waits shared with Rickie Lee Jones. Dillon discounts those rumors: This apartment has housed dudes from Morning 40 Federation, Ani DiFranco, an old Conga player and a bunch of heroin addicts."
Taken in its entirety, Mike Dillon's Band of Outsiders is a snapshot of four musicians hitting full stride. Having relentlessly toured the country in 2013-both headlining and opening for artists like Fishbone, Clutch, Primus and Galactic-its 13 songs bristle with a group mind, spill over the sides with the visions invoked during countless dead-of-night drives crisscrossing the country in a van and hit their target with a sonic assault only possible from a band that's played 400-plus shows over the last two years.
"People are always trying to figure out how to describe our music. Maybe we should call it New Orleans punk jazz Brazilian math rock? It's a gumbo of tribal percussion, The Meters, old school hardcore, Brazil, hard bop and anything else that might move us," concludes Dillon. "But you know, I really don't care what you call it. We kick out the jams harder than anyone, and we also know when to heed the lessons of The Minutemen's Double Nickels On The Dime and keep things straight to the point. There's a reason we called the record what we did. We're the living, breathing definition of a band of outsiders, but together we deliver simple majestic beauty, let's leave it at that."1. Head
2. Hand of God
3. Homeland Insecurity
4. Hero The Burro
5. Carly Hates The Dubstep
6. Great Lakes Tuna
8. All Walks of Life 9. Celebrate the Hate
10. 7AM at the Jazzfest
11. So Long Pal
12. Baby Flint Talk
13. Dauphine & Desire$16.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
EurekaEureka continues to showcase Rooney's knack for creating melodic hooks, reverberating guitars and heartfelt harmonies. From the playful rhythmic groove of lead single I Can't Get Enough, to the timeless pop balladry of Into The Blue, from the psychedelic sounds of Stars And Stripes, to the blissful and breezy pop of I Don't Wanna Lose You, Eureka not only succeeds with 12 impressive and infectious tracks, but spotlights the band's gift to craft intelligent and stimulating rock songs.1. Holdin' On
2. I Can't Get Enough
3. Go On
4. Don't Look At Me
5. Into The Blue
6. I Don't Wanna Lose You
7. Stars And Stripes
8. All Or Nothing
9. Not In My House
10. The Hunch
11. Only Friend
12. You're What I'm Looking For$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-REL-2914xHigh On Fire
Surrounded By Thieves (Awaiting Repress)Gatefold Stoughton Jacket
With a heavy-hoofed gallop, the gargantuan High on Fire bash out towering dimensions of sound on the highly-anticipated Surrounded by Thieves. Burning down the pillars of time with quadrupled intensity, High on Fire inject tonal infectiousness as the mammoth, plaster-cracking guitar and throaty war cries of founding member Matt Pike (Sleep) interlock with elephantine bass grooves and cannon-like percussion, creating the last word in paralysis by sheer volume.
1. Eyes and Teeth
2. Hung, Drawn, and Quartered
4. The Yeti
6. Thraft of Caanan
7. Surrounded by Thieves
8. Razor Hoof$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Boss TenorPart of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.
All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom
Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock
For nearly a quarter-century, beginning in 1950, tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons (1925-1974) was among the brightest stars in the Prestige Records firmament. Whether leading, or partaking in, one of Prestige's jam sessions, immersing himself in the organ-dominated blues and gospel grooves that in the 1950s came to be called "soul jazz," or digging deep for heart-rending ballads, Ammons was multiply masterful. And in 1960, leading a quintet featuring the impeccable pianist Tommy Flanagan, plus Ray Barretto's piquant congas, he produced the insuperable Boss Tenor.
From the blues that drips from "Hittin' the Jug" and "Blue Ammons" to the infectious medium bounce of the standards "Close Your Eyes" and "Canadian Sunset," and from the sophisticated swing of "Stompin' at the Savoy" to the finger-poppin' bop of "Confirmation" and the after-hours balladry of "My Romance," Boss Tenor has something for everyone claiming to be a fan of modern jazz.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Hittin' The Jug
2. Close Your Eyes
3. My Romance
4. Canadian Sunset
5. Blue Ammons
7. Savoy$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Need Of LoveFusing a daring range of styles including funk, soul, and John Coltrane-inspired free jazz, Earth, Wind & Fire's sophomore effort is fearlessly experimental. On the nearly 10-minute opener, "Energy," a groove-oriented funk arrangement opens up into a freeform, kaleidoscopic jam. The mind-bending riffs and positive-minded lyrics of tracks like Beauty and Everything Is Everything have the uplift of early Sly Stone. With its spaced-out vibe and infectious hooks, this may be our favorite EWF record for late nights and hazy mornings.1. Energy
3. I Can Feel It In My Bones
4. I Think About Lovin' You
5. Everything Is Everything$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Year Of The Caprese (Awaiting Repress)Nashville's own risquÉ, electro-pop duo, Cherub - consisting of Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber - release their major label debut, Year Of The Caprese, via Columbia Records.
Year Of The Caprese is filled withhooky electro-pop gems that lyrically capture the outrageous impulses of Kelley and Huber's youth, while their studio expertise results in grooves so alluring, even your parents can dance to them. Their viral hit "Doses & Mimosas" - which is featured on the record - has not only been spinning on SIRIUS XM Alt Nation, Los Angeles' KROQ and Alt 98.7, and Radio 104.5 in Philadelphia, in addition to a number of other stations, but it was also included as one of USA Today's contenders for 2014's first big hit!
In addition, Cherub - who just performed two SOLD-OUT NYC shows - have been taking their infectious dance parties to cities all around the U.S. as part of The Blow'd Tour, playing to a ton of rowdy, packed crowds. The band even released a live video of "Doses & Mimosas," which was recorded in their hometown at The Blow'd Tour's sold-out, kick-off show.
- RJ FROMETA (Vents Magazine)LP 1
1. Simple Cherub
2. Disco Shit
3. Work the Middle Cherub
4. Freaky Me, Freaky You
5. This Song Is for You
6. Doses & Mimosas
1. Strip to This
2. Do the Math
5. Chocolate Strawberries
6. Into the Sun$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
ADAD-MAS-6632xBlack Stone Cherry
Family TreeFollowing their previous album 'Kentucky' which reached #5 in the UK Top 10 Album Chart in 2016, Kentucky's favorite arena rockers return with another relentless dose of hard riffing rock on their 6th studio album 'Family Tree', set for release on Mascot Records. 'Kentucky' reached their highest ever charting positions across Europe and Top 40 in the US, which cemented them even further in the hearts of music lovers across the globe. 'Family Tree' was again recorded and produced by the band themselves in Barrick Recording in Glasgow, Kentucky in the same way and same place as their eponymous debut album, which broke the band out of the small Southern town and onto the world stage. It's their blend of heart on sleeve lyrics, hard rocking riffs, Southern rock grooves and huge choruses that have seen them go from club shows to 12,000 capacity venues. 'Family Tree' also features Southern Rock icon Warren Haynes. They have toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Chickenfoot, Alter Bridge, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Nickelback, Rival Sons, Theory of a Deadman, Halestorm, Shinedown and Airbourne. You want hypnotic melodies? Thunderous rhythms? Blistering solos? Infectious hooks? Fist in the air anthems? You've got it all over 'Family Tree'.LP 1
1. Bad Habit
3. New Kinda Feelin'
4. Carry Me On Down The Road
5. My Last Breath
6. Southern Fried Friday Night
7. Dancin' In The Rain (feat. Warren Haynes)
1. Ain't Nobody
2. James Brown
3. You Got The Blues
4. I Need A Woman
5. Get Me Over You
6. Family Tree$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Doin' It To DeathFor starters, this platter begins with one of the great intros of all time: "Ladies and gentlemen, there are seven acknowledged wonders of the
world. You are about to witness the eighth "
Lodged in a deep groove between the JB's' debut LP Food For Thought (1972) and the more complex and at-times political Damn Right, I Am
Somebody (from 1974) sits the ridiculously vampy and infectious classic, Doing It To Death. First moving hips and making heads nod in 1973,
the James Brown-produced, 5-song album is one big funk lick, broken up into many delicious moving parts.
As with pretty much everything produced by the JB's - led by Fred Wesley with heavy help from a supporting cast that included saxophonist
Maceo Parker, guitarists Jimmy Nolen and Hearlon "Cheese" Martin and drummer John "Jabo" Starks - all songs began and revolved around
a devastating riff. The title track is most certainly guilty-as-charged, as it starts strutting right out of the gate and continues for just over 10
minutes, driven by a guitar lick and MCed by the inimitable James Brown, with soloists stepping up and out while the song chugs on.
The other centerpiece of the album is the 8-minute "You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight," whose groove is
interestingly teased two times before it arrives in full form. The song title itself is provocative, and the music keeps a stone-cold groove despite
the less than cheery undertones. Again driven by an infectious guitar morsel, the breakdowns in this song gave sampling producers and DJs
sweet dreams in the '80s, and Fred Wesley's trombone solo rides beautifully over the group's cries of "We need some money."
Beyond the aforementioned sure-shots, the twitchy "More Peas," "La Di Da La Di Day" and the much jazzier, solo-heavy "Sucker" round out
this incredible album. It's just another perfect example of how James Brown's funk machine could stop the world when they hit a groove.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Introduction To The J.B.'s
2. Doing It To Death - Part 1 & 2
3. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight
4. More Peas
5. La Di Da La Di Day
6. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight
8. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
A Sleep & A ForgettingIslands new album A Sleep & A Forgetting continues the bands penchant for crafting adventuresome and infectious state of the art pop music. But this time band leader Nick Thorburn has infused the songs with a personal introspection that gives the record a new and powerful emotional resonance. The new album was produced by Thorburn and fellow Islands member Evan Gordon in less than two weeks, and the 11 songs were recorded live with hardly a single overdub. Its a stripped down process and beautifully understated sound which only reinforces the confessional content of the lyrics.
This comes together to striking effect on songs like the darkly dramatic Oh Maria, written in the voice of Buddy Hollys anguished young widow and her reoccurring crash site dreams. She would have these dreams about being in the field where his plane went down,Thorburn says. She would be trying desperately to get past all the bystanders to see him one last time. Its such an evocative story it just stuck with me. And its absolutely consistent with the albums themes of heartbreak, death and dreaming. Far from being selfâ€pitying, A Sleep & A Forgetting powerfully transforms personal unrest into affecting and soulful pop music.
The LP version of A Sleep & A Forgetting comes with a cool and unique hidden track, toward the end of side 2 the album comes to false end with a locking groove of ambient loops. Listeners may then lift the stylus and find a hidden bonus track that closes the LP.1. In A Dream It Seemed Real
2. This Is Not A Song
3. Never Go Solo
4. No Crying
6. Can't Feel My Face
7. Lonely Love
8. Oh Maria
9. Cold Again
10. Don't I Love You
11. Same Thing$19.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Arepa 3000: A Venezuelan Journey Into Space[Los Amigos Invisibles] has taken the rhythmic sass in salsa, the bass-heavy fun in funk, and even the note-bending bile in acid-jazz, and mixed it all up to produce an infectious beat. [They] have put the joy back into dancing, sending a warm current into the cold alienating waters of industrial strength techno. - LA Weekly
We're a dance band, says Jose Luis Pardo, the guitarist for Los Amigos Invisibles. Tuned into groove culture from Detroit to London to Tokyo -- thanks to the Internet and a busy tour schedule -- the Amigos began work on their new album AREPA 3000: A VENEZUELAN JOURNEY INTO SPACE with a disco sensibility. Admiring French DJ/producers the band sought a heavier house sound in contrast to the retro and lounge elements of THE NEW SOUND OF THE VENEZUELAN GOZADERA. The lounge thing sounds more Japanese, says Jose Luis. The house sound is fresher, the disco songs we do sound more like that. The album is more electronic in certain ways.1. Intro
2. Arepa 3000
3. La Vecina
4. Que Rico
6. Si Estuvieras Aqui - (with Martika)
7. Masturbation Session
8. Mami Te Extrano
9. Mujer Policia
10. No le Metas Mano
13. El Barro
14. Domingo Echao
15. Piazo E' Perra
16. El Baile del Sobon
17. Fon Novo
19. Llegaste Tarde - (Radio Gozadera AM mix)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Electric Balloon" a beaming mix of ice-cool vintage '80s no
wave grooves and extra-lush three-part girl
group harmonies Ava Luna has infectious,
minimalist, ESG-style beats for days."
"...itchy art-funk...future-perfect R&B...slip-sliding harmonics...
" equal parts brain and soul, pairing tricked-out synth work with Motown-inspired dance
- THE NEW YORKER
After years of writing and performing, Ava Luna has refined their doo-wop soul meets
punk-as-fuck aesthetic into something bold and glaringly defiant in today's indie
music landscape. Following the release of their critically lauded first proper
full-length Ice Level, the band spent an intense 2-week period writing and recording in
upstate New York. Unlike previous efforts that were meticulously mapped out, the
songs that would become Electric Balloon were a family effort. according to frontman Carlos Hernandez. For the new album, former Columbia composition student
Hernandez relinquished the reins a bit, opting for a more organic approach to writing
the material for what would become Electric Balloon. As Hernandez explains, it was a
birth of confidence. I grew closer to my bandmates, began to see the roles of a
family playing out. Ethan cooks dinner for all of us, we make lewd jokes, and then
'after-dinner storytelling' takes the form of playing music.
In the wake of Ice Level, Ava Luna's sharp edges have melted away just enough, making
it easier to connect with their no-wave grooves and soaring harmonies. Distilling
everything from James Chance and ESG to contemporaries like Dirty Projectors and Of
Montreal, Ava Luna have landed on an aggressively unique sound that still manages to
be accessible. Hernandez goes on to explain the stories and moments here are
clearer, as in a conversation. The moment appears, you grab it with your hands, screw
the lid on the mason jar. There was no tweaking, no second-guessing. Julian's mantra
for the process: 'First thought best thought.' .And for my part, I sing my best about
encounters, friendships, some moments beautiful and others painful. A bike shop
manager in New Orleans, a derelict porch on Brighton Beach, a yellow sweater in a
kitchen in the Catskills, a water duct in the New Mexico desert1. Daydream
2. Sears Roebuck M&Ms
5. Plain Speech
6. Electric Balloon
8. Hold U
11. Ab Ovo$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now