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IT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)WaterTower Music today announced the release details of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for New Line Cinema's highly anticipated IT, the movie based on the iconic Stephen King novel of the same name which has been terrifying and thrilling readers for decades.
When children begin to disappear in the town of Derry, Maine, a group of young kids are faced with their biggest fears when they square off against an evil clown named Pennywise, whose history of murder and violence dates back for centuries.
Golden Globe® and Emmy® nominee Benjamin Wallfisch (A Cure for Wellness, Lights Out, Annabelle: Creation), widely acknowledged as one of Hollywood's most exciting and innovative composers, has assembled a thrillingly unsettling 38-track Original Soundtrack for IT with a palpable spirit of suspense, adventure and anarchy, using powerful themes, a full symphony orchestra and children's choir.
"Every now and again, you come across a movie where the storytelling is so powerful, the subtext so visceral, the synergy between director, narrative and actors so palpable, that as a composer you can feel the music being energized by something so much bigger than what's just on the screen," Wallfisch said. "Creating a score to tell the story of a shapeshifting antagonist of unimaginable evil that can only be defeated when a group of individuals come together as one, required metamorphic themes, extremes of sonic irreverence and heartfelt quiet, and, most importantly, a musical language that strived to be constantly informed by the profound emotional truth driving the heartbeat of the filmmaking. To collaborate with Andy Muschietti on IT was to be invited into a thrilling, deeply inspiring and richly creative dynamic space. It was a true honor, and, as a lifelong Stephen King fan, a great privilege."1. Every 27 Years
2. Paper Boat
3. Georgie, Meet Pennywise
5. River Chase
6. Egg Boy
8. Come Join The Clown, Eds
9. You'll Float Too
11. Georgie's Theme
12. 29 Neibolt Street
13. Time To Float
14. You'll Die If You Try
15. Return to Neibolt
16. Into The Well
17. Pennywise's Tower
19. Searching For Stanley
20. Saving Beverly
21. Georgie Found
23. Feed On Your Fear
24. Welcome To The Losers Club
25. Yellow Raincoat
26. Blood Oath
28. Every 27 Years (Reprise)
29. Epilogue - The Pennywise Dance$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ITThe final album written and recorded by Alan Vega, front man of seminal electronic duo Suicide, before his passing in July 2016. 2-LP Gatefold with never-before-seen drawings, writings, and photos by Alan.1. DTM
2. Dukes God Bar
5. Screamin Jesus
6. Motorcycle Explodes
9. Stars$23.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Legalize ItPeter Tosh left the Wailers to pursue a solo career and in 1976, he released this bold statement proving he was a creative force in his own right. Often recognized as one of the best albums in Reggae history, Legalize It, features the hit anthem of the same name as well as Why Must I Cry, co-written by Bob Marley and it firmly established Tosh's position as a giant of the genre.
Legacy Recordings has gone to great lengths to present this classic album exactly the way it was originally intended, with all the warmth and nuance that only vinyl can offer!1. Legalize It
3. What'cha Gonna Do?
4. No Sympathy
5. Why Must I Cry
6. Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)
7. Ketchy Shuby
8. Till Your Well Runs Dry
9. Brand New Second Hand$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Try ItThe Standells' key albums for the Tower label (Dirty Water, Why Pick On Me, and Try It) perfectly bottled a rebellious wave of sound sweeping across Mid-1960's teen clubs, radio playlists and record racks. Starting with the genre-defining, proto-punk smash "Dirty Water", through a series of equally memorable underdog anthems ("Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White," "Why Pick on Me") and obscenities (the banned "Try It"), the Standells left an indelible mark on their era. Those three Tower albums are a veritable feast of three chord, fuzz-drenched, Vox Organ-driven "squares"-repellant.
Built around the banned title track, Try It is a tale of two (LP) sides; one a cohesive step into super-charged '67 Standells Soul, the other a bet-hedging exercise that compiles possibly the strongest material of the band's career. Latter includes the classic Standells style, either at its most pulverizing ("Barracuda," "Riot on Sunset Strip") or now one foot into psychedelia ("All Fall Down," "Did You Ever Have That Feeling"). It provides the perfect bookend to the Standells' legendary Tower Records era albums.1. Can't Help But Love You
2. Ninety-Nine And A Half
3. Trip To Paradise
4. St. James Infirmary
5. Try It
6. Animal Girl
7. Soul Drippin'
9. Did You Ever Have That Feeling
10. All Fall Down
11. Poor Shell Of A Man
12. Riot On Sunset Strip
13. Get Away From Here
14. Try It (alternate vocal)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-MAC-1516xChristian McBride Big Band
Bringin' ItIconic bassist Christian McBride has been doing what the title of his upcoming big band album implores for years: Bringin' It. This highly anticipated release, which follows the Christian McBride Big Band's 2011 Grammy® Award-winning debut, The Good Feeling, puts his status and skills as an all-around entertainer on full display. With a list of growing accolades including his recent appointment as Artistic Director at the Newport Jazz Festival, hosting shows on SiriusXM ("The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian") and NPR ("Jazz Night in America," as well as frequent online contributions to various programs including "All Things Considered"), speaking engagements, and occasional DJ performances under the alias DJ Brother Mister, he's more than just a bandleader: Christian McBride is transcending that title to something more complete.
If it is true that jazz is a sponge for musicians to absorb and then squeeze out what they hear to produce their own sound, McBride has been "bringin' it" for quite a long time. From his amazing quintet, Inside Straight, to his avant-garde leaning quartet, New Jawn, the contemporary sound of his fusion group, A Christian McBride Situation, to the critically acclaimed music he's made with his trio, the bassist has always disseminated his own unique 360-degree view of jazz.
While the music played by the Christian McBride Big Band is on the cutting edge of 21st century large ensemble music, the orchestra's presentation, like its sound, respects the past while looking forward. Danny Ray, the legendary stage announcer for James Brown, travels with the group to give the leader an old-school intro before playing his thoroughly modern music. "I love having the show aspect of it as well, with Danny Ray there, and being able to create somewhat of a show while also having Melissa there as our vocalist."
That would be Melissa Walker, who graces Bringin' It on two tracks: "Upside Down," originally done by Brazilian superstar Djavan, and the unlikely slick arrangement of "Mr. Bojangles." In addition to maintaining a career in jazz, Walker is also the co-founder of Jazz House Kids, the award winning jazz education center and she's Mrs. Christian McBride.
Only two tracks on this 11-song set were not arranged by the leader: the "Upside Down" arrangement was contributed by Norman Simmons, while "Optimism" is from the person he's known the longest in his band, trombonist Steve Davis. Davis has the distinction of being the very last Jazz Messenger that Art Blakey hired before he died in 1990.
"I saw that last Jazz Messengers band that Steve was in," McBride remembers. "Blakey was a huge influence on me and because of that, Steve and I share the same compositional and arranging DNA. You see, even though I've been influenced by every great big band and every great arranger I've ever heard, three of my greatest influences - not just as composers but also as improvisers - are Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter and Cedar Walton. I mean before, after and during the period when they were with Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers."
McBride played bass for Freddie Hubbard's quintet for nearly three years starting when he was 18. One of the songs he loved to play with the legendary trumpeter was "Thermo." A few years ago he brought this arrangement to a gig with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. When the four trumpeters had to work hard to go over the riffs in the tune, McBride felt a certain pride. "I just thought that Freddie was somewhere up in heaven laughing," says McBride.
Perennial poll-topping arranger Maria Schneider has also been an influence on McBride. He cites times when he'd just bug her for hours, peppering her with questions, particularly on a recent trip to Europe. He honors her with his rendition of "I Thought About You." "She has an arrangement of 'Giant Steps' where she arranged the melody over a D pedal so I said let me try something like that," McBride recounts. "That's where that came from. She really gave me a lot of information and has been a great influence on me."
Another aspect that has helped the bassist find his voice as an arranger is the fact that, except for drummer Quincy Phillips, this is the exact same band that recorded with him six years ago. "These guys know my sound. They know my style. They know what my compositional and arranging DNA is. I've been able to keep the exact same unit, so like Duke Ellington used to do, I can write for my guys because I know their sound and style.
"As for my originals, they all have been recorded with my small groups," he continues on about the tracks "Gettin' To It," "Youthful Bliss," and "Used'ta Could." "As an arranger I'm still in the early stages of my development so it seems to me the best way to really make my hopeful ascension into a better arranger is to obviously take a song I've already written and try to add to that and make it a worthy large ensemble song."
While the Wes Montgomery smoker "Full House" isn't a McBride original, it is part of his development as an arranger - it's a big band chart he first created for guitarist Russell Malone at Jazz Aspen in 2009. He says he's tweaked it since then for his go-to guitarist Rodney Jones. For the McCoy Tyner classic "Sahara," the bassist channeled his 20+ years of playing with the legendary Chick Corea, for which McBride won two of his five Grammys. Another one of his Grammys came from a co-op project with Tyner. "I always thought of Chick, in his early years, as being a branch from the tree of McCoy Tyner, if you will," he commented.
McBride's work ethic is evident in the challenge he set for himself on the steamy old ballad "In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning." "I decided to torture myself by writing that arrangement in the key of B. To me that's a very pretty key, but it is a very hard key for a double bass because I get to play no open strings," McBride explains. "When I play it live, every bass player in the house comes to me and says, 'is that in B? Why do you do that?' Maybe it's because I'm crazy, but I really wanted to do something difficult and keep myself on my toes."
Planning to keep this group simmering while he simultaneously resurrects his Inside Straight band and introduces his new trio, Tip City, McBride is most excited to embrace the golden age of big bands while they continue bringin' it with more gigs and their first European tour. "With my big band I try to combine all of my journeys and goals as a musician and then try to put it in a wrapper of show business," the five-time Grammy® Award-winner comments. "I really think in that sense I'm following something of a big band tradition."1. Gettin' To It
3. Youthful Bliss
4. I Thought About You
6. Upside Down
7. Full House
8. Mr. Bojangles
9. Used 'ta Could
10. In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning
11. Optimism$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Legalize ItThe first two solo albums by Peter Tosh on Columbia Records were cornerstones of the roots-rock-reggae movement: 'Legalize It' (1976) and 'Equal Rights' (1977).
Thirty-five years have passed since the release of 'Legalize It' , Tosh's first album as a solo artist after more than a decade in the Wailers with Bob Marley and Bunny Livingston.
During that time, the Marley-Tosh signature began to achieve a worldwide notoriety that would have seriously rivaled the likes of Lennon-McCartney and Jagger-Richards, if the original Wailers had been able to stay together past 1975.
Both 'Legalize It' and 'Equal Rights (MOVLP341)' will be commemorated with the release of Expanded Vinyl Editions.
Each double LP package will contain fully remastered audio and Dub versions that were previously available on very limited edition Jamaican dub plates.
Both releases will include 2 detailed inserts.
• 180 grams audiophile vinyl
• Remastered Audio
• 6 Bonus Dub tracks
• Including 2 insert sheetsA1 Legalize It
A3 Whatcha Gonna Do
A4 No Sympathy
A5 Why Must I Cry
B1 Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised)
B2 Ketchy Shuby
B3 Till Your Well Runs Dry
B4 Brand New Second Hand
C1 Burial (Dub Version)
C2 Whatcha Gonna Do (ShaJahShoka Dub Plate)
C3 Igziabeher (Let Jah Be Praised) (ShaJahShoka Dub Plate)
D1 Second Hand (ShaJahShoka Dub Plate)
D2 Burial (Dub Version)
D3 Legalize It (Dub Version)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cool ItMulti-instrumentalist Sam Cohen writes naturalist songs steeped in blissed out soul grooves and futurist guitar work. This former member of Apollo Sunshine and leader of Yellowbirds is no stranger to fuzzy psychedelia and enchanting melodies. They are presented here with the direct minimalism innate to solo work by John Lennon and Neil Young. Explosive synthesizers and earth-rattling guitar bring an otherworldliness that maintains its roots.1. White Light
3. Soundless Sea
4. Passing Ships
5. Just A Taste
7. New Sun
9. Nowhere Now
10. Black Blood$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hit It Or Quit It
25th Anniversary Reissue Of Girl Trouble's 1988 Debut LP
Featuring Two Bonus Tracks Exclusive To This Release, "White Lightning" And "Shakin' All Over."
Hit It Or Quit It Was Originally A Co-Release Between K And Sub Pop, And It Was The First Full-length That Sub Pop Ever Released.
Tacoma, Washington, 1988: A town where hazardous waste and
pulp mill fumes smelled like a breath of fresh air, old buildings were
being leveled in order to revitalize a dying downtown, forests and
farmlands were giving way to industrial parks and shopping malls, a
cultural event was wrestling at the Tacoma Dome, and Girl Trouble
could be found practicing with their plywood speaker cabinets and a
drum set purchased for $70 from the Sears surplus store in a shed
beside Bon and Kahuna's parent's house, where they still practice
This reissue of Girl Trouble's debut album, Hit It Or Quit It [KLP229],
includes eleven original songs, one Northwest classic (Steppin'
Out by Paul Revere & The Raiders), and two bonus tracks. To keep
the energy level up and the over-production level down, these songs
were recorded live with only an occasional added guitar or vocal
track. With the minimal pounding of Bon's drums, the steady cool of
Dale on bass, the buzzsaw scream from Kahuna's Ouija guitar, and
the rabid rock 'n' roll stylings of K.P. Kendall, Girl Trouble continues
playing throughout the Northwest, 30-plus years on.
So that's the story, kids. Use it or lose it. It's my way or the highway. Eat
it or wear it. Hit It or Quit It!1. Wreckin' Ball
3. Hot Monkey Love
5. Hurt Your Heart
6. Old Time Religion
7. Steppin' Out
8. Follow Me Down
9. She No Rattle My Cage
10. The Skin
11. My Baby's Gone
12. Where's The Loser?
13. White Lightning
14. Shakin' All Over$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tell It Like It IsTell It Like It Is is generally considered one of the greatest R&B tracks of the 1960s, where the song resided on the top of the R&B charts for several weeks and even reached #2 on the pop charts in the midst of Beatlemania. The identically named debut album from Aaron Neville was first released in November of 1966 and will be re-released for the first time in many years on its 50th anniversary.1. Tell It Like It Is
2. Why Worry
3. She Took You For A Ride
4. A Hard Nut To Crack
5. You Think You're So Smart
7. Bet You're Surprised
8. Love, Love, Love
9. Since You're Gone
10. Space Man
11. Hold On, Help Is On The Way$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Call It What It IsBen Harper & The Innocent Criminals have reunited for Call It What It Is, their first record together in nine years.
Call It What It Is is an incisive, bold, poetic statement that could only come from these long-time musical partners, one of popular music's most essential, cohesive and dynamic ensembles. The standout title track showcases Harper's unmatched ability to blend the personal and political. Invoking the names of Trayvon Martin, Ezell Ford, and Michael Brown over an agitated blues riff, Harper cuts to the quick: "There's good cops / bad cops / white cops / black cops / call it what it is / Murder." The genre-spanning collection contains many highlights including the sun-kissed groove of Shine and the album's swaggering lead track When Sex Was Dirty.
It had been seven years since Ben Harper last played a show with the Innocent Criminals, so when the time came to reunite for a live tour in 2015, the band-percussionist Leon Mobley, bassist Juan Nelson, drummer Oliver Charles, keyboardist Jason Yates, and guitarist Michael Ward-quickly discovered that Harper had more in mind than simply revisiting the group's prodigious song catalogue. In fact, Harper had been quietly amassing material for a new record and the first recording sessions were scheduled to begin even before the rehearsals for their triumphant four-night sold-out reunion run at the Fillmore in San Francisco last March.
"I thought we would be more energized and revitalized by thinking outside the box and starting with new material in the studio before we dug into the old stuff," said Harper of the reunion album. "It was meant to be a signpost that we're here to forge new ground musically and personally."1. When Sex Was Dirty
2. Deeper And Deeper
3. Call It What It Is
4. How Dark Is Gone
6. All That Has Grown
7. Pink Balloon
8. Finding Our Way
10. Dance Like Fire
11. Goodbye To You$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SRC-9434xThe Starting Line
Say It Like You Mean It180 Gram Blue/Green Haze Vinyl
Limited To 750 Copies
Etched D Side
Not many 17-year-olds could say that they are already living
out their dreams, but for The Starting Line's singer/bass
player, Ken Vasoli, life is one big dream. After signing to
Drive-Thru at the tender age of 16, Ken took night and
summer classes so that he could graduate from High School a
year early. What was supposed to be his senior year of school
turned into every kid's fantasy: ayear of touring, traveling the
country, meeting new people, making new friends,and flying
to the U.K. for the first time to play with label mates and new found friends New Found Glory.
The Starting Line's first release in July 2001 was the 5-song EP With Hopes of Starting
Over, which proved to be more rewarding than the band could
have ever imagined.Twenty-five thousand copies later,TSL is
selling out 300-800 capacity venues across the country on
their first-ever headlining tour.Say It Like You MeanIt, TSL's
debut full-length showcases a more mature style of song writing well beyond their years, without compromising the sense of
untainted youth and freshness. The charm of this band is over-
flowing in the story-style lyrics,the urgency and the sincerity.
The buzz is strong, and is only getting bigger.LP 1
1. Up & Go
2. Given The Chance
4. The Best Of Me
5. A Good Night's Sleep
6. Almost There, Going Nowhere
7. Cheek To Cheek
8. Hello Houston
9. Decisions, Decisions
10. Saddest Girl Story
1. Left Coast Envy
2. The Drama Summer
3. This Ride
4. The Best Of Me (Acoustic)
5. Greg's Last Day$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Let's Get It OnLet's Get It On is the thirteenth studio album by Marvin Gaye. Serving as Gaye's first venture into the funk genre and romance-themed music, "Let's Get It On" incorporates smooth soul, doo-wop, and quiet storm. It has been noted by critics for its sexually suggestive lyrics, and was cited by one writer as one of the most sexually charged albums ever recorded. Continuing with its vinyl reissue campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic on 180 gram vinyl.1. Let's Get It On
2. Please Don't Stay (Once You Go Away)
3. If I Should Die Tonight
4. Keep Gettin' It On
5. Come Get To This
6. Distant Lover
7. You Sure Love To Ball
8. Just To Keep You Satisfied$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Consider It ContemptConsider it abrasive--so abrasive that were one able to somehow bottle this album, it would easily remove even the most resistant, ahem, grunge. It is indeed quality K.C. (Kansas City) noise. Were Fugazi less dogmatic and more psychotic, they'd aspire to sound like this. Guitarist/vocalist Scott Durgin uses his instrument like a screaming buzz saw, cutting a path through the thick tangle of the battling rhythm section. His voice is that of an apoplectic drill sergeant gone blue in the face, spittle dotting the corners of his taut mouth. Consider It Contempt is fiercely angry and aggressive. It is ugly and jagged. It is raw like a bloody cement abrasion. All this is good. --Adem Tepedelen1.Fake
2.So It Grips
6.Out of Context
7.Six Dozen of 1, 2/3 of Another
9.Live Head Down
11.Consolation$9.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
And It Shook MePlus1 Records will release ...And It Shook Me, the follow-up to The Postelles' 2011 self-titled debut album which they co-produced with The Strokes' Albert Hammond, Jr.
On its self-titled debut album, The Postelles captured the unbridled enthusiasm of falling into the arms of love.
Now, two years wiser and with heartbreak in tow, the New York foursome again dips into a bevy of pop staples-happy-go-lucky choruses, shimmering guitar melodies, and boundless harmonies-to guide its sophomore release, And It Shook Me.
It's a record meant for summer listening; every song is a catchy and up-tempo affair fronted by singer Daniel Balk's effervescent vocals. The album's highlight, "Sweet Water," leaves a charming aftertaste. "Heavy Eyes" is a sunny ditty chaperoned by bouncy guitars, and "Waiting By Your Window" succeeds with its charming, whistle-worthy melody. -Popstache.com1 And It Shook Me
2 Pretend It's Love
3 Sweet Water
4 You Got Me Beat
5 Heavy Eyes
6 Oh My Luck
7 Caught by Surprise
8 Parallel Love
9 Waiting by Your Window
10 Running Red Lights
11 Tidal Wave
12 You Know I Won't$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-POL-9714xSomeone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Let It SwayProduced by Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie) and Beau Sorenson (Sparklehorse), Let It Sway is the eagerly awaited follow-up to critical success darlings Broom and Pershing.1.Back In the Saddle
2.Sink/Let It Sway
3.Banned (By the Man)
5.My Terrible Personality
7.Stuart Gets Lost Dans Le Metro
8.All Hail Dracula!
12.Made To Last$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cut It OutCut It Out is the fourth of six full-length albums The Fiery Furnaces' Matthew Friedberger will release in 2011 as a part of his Solos series. Cut It Out emphasizes drums and drum machines and Matt's vocals are also present here as well.1. Im So Happy I Could Scream, She Whispered
2. Finding Love in a Highly Confidential, Custom-Tailored and Focused Manner
3. The So-Called Commission to Promote Vice and Combat Virtue
4. Actress or Prostitute, or Actress/Prostitute, Blues
5. Call, Click or Come
6. Cut it Out
7. The Comforts of the Coffin$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Baby You Got ItBrenton Wood's classic second album Baby You Got It features the smash hit, "Gimme Little Sign" as well as hissignature ballads "Me & You" and "Catch You On The Rebound". Officially back in print on vinyl for the first timesince its original release in 1967.1. Baby You Got It
2. Me And You
3. Ooh La-Da-Dee
5. Give It Up
6. Catch You On The Rebound
7. Gimme Little Sign
9. Little Happy-Go-Lucky Girl
10. Need You Girl
11. Two Time Loser
12. Goodnight Baby$21.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-SUB-6018xThe Afghan Whigs
Up In ItUp In It is The Afghan Whigs' second full-length and their Sub Pop debut. The 1990 album, recorded by legendary producer Jack Endino, was critically acclaimed and garnered strong college-radio airplay. Until now, it was out of print on vinyl for over 25 years.1. Retarded
2. White Trash Party
5. Amphetamines And Coffee
6. Hey Cuz
7. You My Flower
8. Son Of The South
9. I Know Your Little Secret
10. Big Top Halloween
12. In My Town
13. I Am The Sticks$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Let It Snow (Pre-Order)The vocal quartet comprised of Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre & Jeff Timmons who are renowned for signature R&B-tinged, four-part harmonies will release Let It Snow, their new Christmas album via UMe. It is their first new album in four years & a follow-up 18 years in the making to the now classic & platinum certified album This Christmas.1. What Christmas Means To Me
2. Please Come Home For Christmas
3. Run Rudolph Run
4. Let It Snow
5. Season Of Love
6. What Child Is This
7. The First Noel
8. Mary, Did You Know?
9. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
10. Little Saint Nick
11. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
12. River$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Keep It SafeIn late 2012, Wild Ones was on the verge of collapse. Guitarist Clayton Knapp had blown out an eardrum, the band's original drummer left the group and his replacement, Seve Sheldon, was in the hospital with a punctured lung, practicing songs on a drum pad with a tube sticking out of his chest. The band's members had funneled all of their money into a debut record, Keep It Safe, that had taken a year to write and nine months to record and mix. Fans and followers began to wonder if that record would ever see the light of day. It was make-or-break time.
Wild Ones made.
Instead of folding in the face of financial drama, injuries and personnel changes, Wild Ones took a deep breath and adjusted to its new surroundings. This band is used to adjusting. Since its formation in 2010, Wild Ones has insisted on operating as a DIY collective. The band recorded and mixed its debut as a group (with help from engineer David Pollock). Sometimes considering each members' opinion meant endless revisits and tweaks to the album's tracks. The process was time-consuming, but it was also worth it. "That was a reaction to the bands we had been in before," says lead vocalist Danielle Sullivan. "This band was born out of our desire to have a democratic, all-inclusive music-making process."
Going it alone-even the artwork on Keep It Safe was created by Wild Ones keyboardist Thomas Himes-comes with its fair share of challenges. Most of Wild Ones' debut was recorded in a two-story East Portland warehouse rehearsal space, where the band was surrounded on all sides by rock acts like Quasi and the Thermals. Wild Ones would get to their practice space around 8 am to record, often grabbing quick takes between thunderous drum solos from down the hall. "Somewhere on the record, if you listen close enough, you can probably hear the metal band next door," Himes says.
"When we went in that room in March, it was raining," says Knapp. "When we finished recording in October, it was raining."
Keep It Safe, the album that finally emerged after well over a year of gestation, is bigger than the sum of its meticulously gathered parts. Even now, the band's sound continues to evolve. Wild Ones' members come from vastly disparate musical backgrounds-guitarist Nick Vicario was a Portland punk icon long before he turned 18; bassist Max Stein is a classical composer-and all of their experiences inform pop music that is influenced by everything from german techno to American R&B. These are sounds that don't usually come packaged together, but in the able hands of Wild Ones, they seem like a perfectly natural fit.1. Golden Twin
2. Curse Over Me
4. 18 Mile Island
5. It's Real
8. From Nothing
9. Lion Heart
11. Keep It Safe$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
So It Goes
"Perfect blend of old-school sensibility with modern energy." - Complex
"Ratking unlock noise-rap stunner." - SPIN
"Ratking not what the City expected, but it's exactly what it needs" - REVOLT
"Aggressive, dark, and propulsive." - NPR
Following a busy 2013 that saw them playing shows with acts as diverse
as GZA, Death Grips, King Krule and Trash Talk as well as collaborating
with legendary photographer and lmmaker Ari Marcopoulos, RATKING are
ready to announce their debut album So It Goes. The album nds the group
perfecting the balance between the raw, unbridled energy of their live set
and the warm soulful, golden-era hip hop that the members grew up on,
aided in large part by engineering from Young Guru (Jay-Z, The Diplomats,
Notorious B.I.G.). So It Goes is a portrait of
modern day New York City painted over the course of its 11 tracks.1. *
3. Snow Beach
4. So Sick Stories (feat. King Krule)
5. Remove Ya
7. So It Goes
8. Puerto Rican Judo (feat. Wavy Spice)
11.Take (feat. Soloman Faye)$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Hold It InThe Melvins return with Hold It In, their first studio album as a quartet since 2010's The Bride Screams Murder. Joining Buzz Osborne and
Dale Crover for the 12-song outing are Butthole Surfers' guitar player Paul Leary and bass player JD Pinkus. Hold It In was recorded in both Los Angeles
and Austin earlier this year.
Hold It In is a refreshing piece of fiction in a boring world of fact and bullshit, said Osborne. Paul is one of the best guitar players I have ever heard and
Pinkus has an outside the box type of approach to both guitar and bass that you just have to let it ride. I can't believe this actually happened. I'm thrilled.
It's very rare you get a chance to work with three folks from the 'Break A Wish' foundation, all at the same time, said Pinkus. I believe they'll remember
their experience with me forever (or until they finally all lose their fight with S.I.D.S).1. Bride Of Crankenstein
2. You Can Make Me Wait
3. Brass Cupcake
4. Barcelonian Horseshoe Pit
5. Onions Make The Milk Taste Bad
6. Sesame Street Meat
7. Nine Yards
8. The Bunk Up
9. I Get Along Hollow Moon
10. Piss Pisstoferson$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1397xBruce Hornsby & The Range
The Way It IsThe Way It Is is Bruce Hornsby and the Range's debut album, released in 1986. Led by its hit title track, the album went on to achieve multi-Platinum status and helped the group to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
The group has a distinct sound of its own, often led by Hornsby's bright piano chords and elastic tenor. There is New Age music here, as well as Jazz and Country, and the mixture is presented naturally by musicians who seem to have been playing with each other for some time.
It's no surprise that the music is so accomplished. Hornsby was no teenage neophyte when he made it, having kicked around the music business and gotten into his thirties, and the band includes such veterans as David Mansfield, who remembered as a member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder troupe and the Alpha Band, as well as being a film composer.1. On The Western Skyline
2. Every Little Kiss
3. Mandolin Rain
4. The Long Race
5. The Way It Is
6. Down The Road Tonight
7. The Wild Frontier
8. The River Runs Low
9.The Red Plains$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SEA-0614xBlack Sheep Wall
It Begins Again EP
Limited To 500 Copies On 10" Vinyl
California's riffmongers BLACK SHEEP WALL return with a short follow-up EP to their triumphant debut "No Matter Where It Ends." On "It Begins Again" massive riffs, punishing vocals, and the artistic vision to give their music space to breath and develop organically, BLACK SHEEP WALL creates music akin to a lurking grizzly. Limited to 500 copies on 10" vinyl, "It Begins Again" is truly an essential record for anyone that worships at the altar of the riff.
Recommended if You Like: ELECTRIC WIZARD, EYEHATEGOD, COALESCE, DOWN, CORRECTIONS HOUSE, BONGZILLA, COUGH1. Ancient Fvck
3. Angelic Exorcism$15.99Vinyl 10 EP - Sealed Buy Now